A blog to provide tracking lists for movie lovers. What great movies have you not seen yet? What cult classics have you missed? What lists are you close to completing? What genres are you light on? What are the Top 100, Top 250, Top 500, Top 1,000 movies?
Friday, May 11, 2012
They Shoot Pictures Don’t They
The They Shoot Pictures Don’t They Top 1,000 movies list is the one on this site that is most heavily weighted towards “critics’ films”.(For the other end of the spectrum see some of the entries in the Miscellaneous post.)Like the 1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die list, this one has also spurred people to see if they can complete the entire thing.
This list is comprised by weighting many critics “best of” lists and combining them all together to get the Top 1,000.It has been recalculated several times since it was first issued in 2006.This has resulted in a more volatile list than the 1,001 Movies one.
Since there is almost no way someone could see the entire list in a single year, I have added a list of the 435 films (as of this posting) that were on the list at one time, but are not on the most recent one. There is also a list of the "next 1,000" films. These are not ranked, but have tabs for alphabetical and chronological order.
In the main tracking sheet I have tabs that contain the current Top 1,000 in ranked order, alphabetical order, chronological order, descending runtime order, and alphabetical by director order.
For all of these, by placing a “1” in the “Seen?” column to indicate you have seen the film you will get a running total and percentage at the bottom of the sheet.
Here are the 435 entries that were formerly on the TSPDT list:
Here are the next 1,000 films that follow after the 1,000 in the main TSPDT list:
If you see any mistakes, typos, etc., or have suggestions on how to improve these tracking sheets, please let me know in the comments.