Thursday, September 01, 2011
My Top 1000 Films of All-Time: Honorable Mentions
It's the time of the year once again for all-time movie list-making. After making a Top 150 in 2008, a Top 250 in 2009 and a Top 600 last year, I decided to go ahead and make it an even 1000 this year. That will be unveiled in the near future. Meanwhile, here are the 383 movies that didn't quite make the cut.
As always, list-making like this is completely ridiculous for many reasons. It's arbitrary, dependent on personal whims and whatever mood I might be in at the time of ranking, the imperfections of my memory (growing more imperfect by the year), the limitations of what movies I have and haven't seen, the vagueness of the criteria I use to rank them (there really aren't any), and simply because the very idea of saying one film is 10 (or 50 or 200) better than another is completely absurd. But lists are fun and can occasionally be useful.