Flickchart.com – My Big Undiscovered Obsession

With the past having had MySpace and the present currently being Facebook, it’s interesting to note that Flickchart.com has been causing more laziness out of me in the last nine months than I’ve ever anticipated.

So what is Flickchart exactly, you might ask? Well, it’s a site that starts simply enough. After you sign up (which is absolutely free by the way), you are given a matchup of two movies and the object is to pick which one YOU think is better. If you haven’t seen one or the other, all you have to do is click that button below and a new matchup is brought up. An example would be something like Ghostbusters vs. Back to the Future or even Gone With the Wind vs. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The winners and losers of these matchups will combine to make up a list of all of the movies you’ve seen from best to worst. If you get impatient, all you have to do is search for a particular movie and immediately add it to your list. As quickly as you get the handle of it, the more addictive it can get.

Right now, I’m more addicted to Flickchart.com than ever! So far, as of tonight, with 40,100 rankings netted, I’ve been asked if I have seen exactly 32,519 movies since I started this back in March and I have seen 2,904 of those movies. Judging from some of the people I’ve met on this site, I’m guessing that’s about normal for a movie buff, although I’ve found some who have seen close to 5,000 or more, but at least I know it’s about a normal number, especially if you’re like me and try to avoid as many of the bad ones as possible. So I just wanted to tell everyone about it since it seems that people are slow to catching on to it, but it can become something that can help one make a definitive list of your favorite movies. The list takes a while to get right, but if you have patience with it, and manage to get as addicted to it as quickly as I’ve been able to, the list can become a good approximate of your true favorite movies of all time.

So to show where I’ve come from in the last nine months, I’m willing to show you my current list of my Top 100 (Citizen Kane is not here, but it ranks at #297, so I still love it greatly). Some of these movies are childhood faves, but some are just flat-out great, and some are just here because my original Top 100 had inferior movies in it, but that means that the list is still a work-in-progress, but my Top 20 is just about set in stone. so without further adieu, here is the list, counting backwards from 100:

100. Joe Versus The Volcano (1990)
  99. Dark City (1998)
  98. The Apartment (1960)
  97. Dave (1993)
  96. West Side Story (1961)
  95. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
  94. Lost in Translation (2003)
  93. WarGames (1983)
  92. Die Hard (1988)
  91. The Godfather Part II (1974)
  90. Titanic (1997)
  89. American Graffiti (1973)
  88. Back to the Future (1985)
  87. Vanilla Sky (2001)
  86. In Bruges (2008)
  85. Young Frankenstein (1974)
  84. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  83. Dirty Harry (1971)
  82. Contact (1997)
  81. Network (1976)
  80. Greenberg (2010)
  79. Deep Impact (1998)
  78. Little Children (2006)
  77. RoboCop (1987)
  76. Pinocchio (1940)
  75. Roxanne (1987)
  74. Airplane! (1980)
  73. Casablanca (1942)
  72. Thank You For Smoking (2006)
  71. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  70. The Hangover (2009)
  69. Romance & Cigarettes (2005)
  68. It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
  67. Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
  66. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  65. Rushmore (1998)
  64. L.A. Confidential (1997)
  63. Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)
  62. Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked) (2009)
  61. The Sting (1973)
  60. Gone With the Wind (1939)
  59. Jaws (1975)
  58. The Dark Knight (2008)
  57. Poltergeist (1982)
  56. The Great Dictator (1940)
  55. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  54. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987)
  53. The Artist (2011)
  52. Jackie Brown (1997)
  51. Hugo (2011)
  50. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
  49. Time After Time (1979)
  48. North by Northwest (1959)
  47. The Fisher King (1991)
  46. The Notebook (2004)
  45. The Social Network (2010)
  44. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
  43. Snow Angels (2007)
  42. Across the Universe (2007)
  41. Ghostbusters (1984)
  40. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
  39. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
  38. Arthur (1981)
  37. Toy Story (1995)
  36. Moonstruck (1987)
  35. The Stunt Man (1980)
  34. The Deer Hunter (1978)
  33. Super 8 (2011)
  32. Wonder Boys (2000)
  31. Say Anything… (1989)
  30. Broadcast News (1987)
  29. Strictly Ballroom (1992)
  28. Matinee (1993)
  27. Nashville (1975)
  26. Heaven’s Gate (1980)
  25. Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
  24. Inception (2010)
  23. Schindler’s List (1993)
  22. The Godfather (1972)
  21. Manhattan (1979)
  20. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)
  19. Fantasia (1940)
  18. Mystic River (2003)
  17. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  16. Being John Malkovich (1999)
  15. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  14. Brazil (1985)
  13. Children of Men (2006)
  12. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  11. Trading Places (1983)
  10. Chinatown (1974)
    9. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
    8. The Accidental Tourist (1988)
    7. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
    6. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover (1989)
    5. Amelie (2001)
    4. Once (2006)
    3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
    2. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
    1. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

See, it can get addictive really quickly. If you consider yourself a movie buff, I would absolutely recommend that you give this a chance. Especially if you want to rank the movies you’ve seen in your lifetime. What’s even better is that if there are movies you haven’t seen and you end up seeing them, all you have to do is go to that movie’s page and click the button to add them to your list. Simple as that. Once again, I absolutely recommend that if you love movies, you give this a chance. Just go to www.flickchart.com, sign up and start ranking your favorite movies today.

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