Ultimate MovieJustice | Winner

What is your favorite movie genre?

  • Action | Adventure

    Votes: 4 4.7%
  • Comedy

    Votes: 11 12.9%
  • Drama

    Votes: 15 17.6%
  • Historical | Documentary

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Horror | Thriller | Suspense

    Votes: 34 40.0%
  • Musicals

    Votes: 2 2.4%
  • Animated

    Votes: 7 8.2%
  • Science Fiction | Fantasy

    Votes: 12 14.1%

  • Total voters
Thanks for taking us on this ride @DJHazey! Was awesome! I'm obvs overjoyed since Scream is hands down my fave movie series. I remember watching it for the first time only years after seeing all the big scenes parodied in Scary Movie but that did not manage to dilute their impact one bit and I was shaking with suspense anyway. That's for me a testament to its endurance and enough to confirm its classic status. And it kickstarted Ms Craven's second imperial phase too, not every filmmaker has that!
My top 20:
20 (1pt) Trainspotting
19 Muriel’s Wedding
18 Scream
17 Clueless
16 Erin Brockovich
15 Almost Famous
14 Call Me By Your Name
13 Bridesmaids
12 Jackie
11 BPM (Beats Per Minute)
10 Legally Blonde
9 Moulin Rouge!
8 Little Women (2019 version)
7 Other People
6 Pride
5 Mean Girls
4 Gone Girl
3 Lady Bird
2 Brokeback Mountain
1 (20pts) The Hours
Some stats on this, because I love this kind of thing:
  • Most featured director: Greta Gerwig (2)
  • Most featured actor: Timothée Chalamet nn (3); Ewan McGregor, Toni Collette, Nicole Kidman, Saoirse Ronan (2)
  • Oldest film: Muriel's Wedding (1994)
  • Newest film: Little Women (2019)
Also I'm curious, did anyone make any cuts from their list that meant the film was shut out completely? Most of my honourable mentions made the list, but I dropped Velvet Goldmine last minute (to make way for Scream actually), and it didn't show up at all.

I also think Fargo is a notable omission - I was expecting it to show up. Would have been in my wider top 50!
Thanks @DJHazey for a fabulous rate. Made me discover some new films and re-evaluate some others (I need to see Mulholland Drive again and need to get the Criterion Blu-Ray pronto). And imagine that Mulholland Drive was originally going to be a TV series! It might never have made this rate had that happened.

The Scream series is so iconic. I think it's the only horror series where I've seen all films in the cinema. While Scream 2 is probably my favourite, the first Scream was such a game-changer. The opening sequence with Drew Barrymore remains one of the best sequences in film ever (Not just hyperbole). The directing, editing, acting, pacing, music are all top-notch. It's like a mini-film within a film. It's clever, scary and tragic. No matter how many times I've watched it, I still hope for a different outcome. But that is the power of a great sequence.

And Neve Campbell and Courtney Cox - legends. I can't wait to see them on the screen again together.
Iconic winner, as evidenced by the sheer number of votes she got. It should have been a one two punch of Scream and Scream 2, but we’re not ready for that conversation yet.

Thanks, @DJHazey!

For reference, this was my top 20:

Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978)
Under The Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2014)
Scream 2 (Wes Craven, 1997)
Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982)
Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)
Ugetsu Monogatari (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953)
Weekend (Andrew Haigh, 2011)
The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016)
Scream (Wes Craven, 1996)
Klute (Alan Pakula, 1971)
Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977)
The Wonders (Alice Rohrwacher, 2014)
Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
Big Trouble in Little China (John Carpenter, 1986)
Cruising (William Friedkin, 1980)
Y Tu Mama Tambien (Alfonso Cuarón, 2001)
Grand Hotel (Edmund Goulding, 1932)
The Rules of Attraction (Roger Avary, 2002)
Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946)
That Obscure Object of Desire (Luis Buñuel, 1977)
The Neon Demon is definitely one I should've included. I have the fucking cinema quad poster framed on my wall for a reason!

Anyway, I'm bloody chuffed Scream won this. It shaped so much of my taste in film growing up and I genuinely feel without it so many incredible movies and TV shows wouldn't have been made.

@DJHazey I can't imagine the workload you undertook putting this rate together, but it's been a real joy to participate and follow. Thank you.
My second-favourite movie of all time taking out the crown? INCREDIBLE SCENES. I had a hunch Scream would be in the top 5, but to see it finish first is a moment most pleasing to Ghostface in his/her career.

Thanks for hosting this @DJHazey - a momentous task and a great way to celebrate so many exceptional movies! I've thoroughly enjoyed following along with this and seeing what a wide variety of films we all have special connections to. That's the magic of movies, I guess!
What a wild journey this countdown was, @DJHazey thanks for the much needed fun during this peroid. Seeing strong women win was just the cherry on top. Until next time xx

@DJHazey, thank you so much more hosting this! It's been super fun and exciting, and gave me the opportunity to add quite a few movies to my watchlist.

And obviously I am quite happy with the top 3. I knew that Scream had quite the following around here, but I wouldn't have put money on it ending up in the top 5, let alone taking the whole thing. But as it's basically the perfect cross between a horror movie and a teen movie, and kinda even works as a whodunit, I certainly won't complain.

Last but not least, here's my full ballot:
1. Mulholland Drive (2001)
2. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
3. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
4. Scream (1996)
5. Ghostbusters (1984)
6. The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
7. Do the Right Thing (1989)
8. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
9. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
10. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
11. Life of Brian (1979)
12. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
13. Aliens (1986)
14. Rope (1948)
15. The Remains of the Day (1993)
16. Your Name. (2016)
17. Take Shelter (2011)
18. Magnolia (1999)
19. Hairspray (1988)
20. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Thanks so much for doing this rate @DJHazey ... it was a lot of fun. I thought Scream was popular on here, but would've never guessed it as the winner when this rate started. Such an iconic list of movies in that to 20. I know who shares some of music taste on here, but it was great to see where there was some movie overlap, too.

I also love that @Lucy Honeychurch shared the Linsday Ellis video about Titanic. It's a good one. She's one of my YouTubers & general 'pop culture analysts' by far. So much so that my partner actually got me a pin from her shop for Valentines Day, yesterday. I was so excited!

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What a great read this rate was!

I didn't participate, because my OCD would've gone in overdrive after overthinking about what films would actually make my top 20, let alone place them in order...

But I've got a couple of movies on my to-watch list and thanks for that!

Also: anyone who's against Scream winning should get fucking taste, because it's basically a landmark of pop culture by now, put Ms. Barrymore on the map again, gave Ms. Craven ha good dues and gave us two iconic performances by Monica from Friends and Julia from Party of Five.

A winner.
Hazey's Mom, Dad, and I have decided that since our shows are starting to get more sporatic and eventually off when summer comes, we'll switch to movies when we get together a couple of times per weeks like usual. So we made up a list of movies that either interest of all of us from just looking at it, movies that one of us have seen and think the others would like, or movies we've all seen but haven't seen in quite some time. Obviously mostly the the first option so we can discover new ones. We watch the trailers on IMDB too to confirm we're really interested, if we know nothing about the movie. I made a long list in alphabetical order and we're picking groups of about 4 or 5 at a time and then my Dad checks them out at the library if they have them (a great way to rent movies for free by the way!) or sometimes they're on-demand on Cable. Our first set:

The Accountant
Avatar (full family re-watch)
Baby Driver
Best in Show (Mom and Dad have both seen this and I haven't)