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The Online Film Community’s Top 100 project is complete and ready for viewing! Make sure you see them all.

What:
The OFC Top 100 was the brain child of our own Jonathan B. and was meant to be a nice alternative to other top 100 lists out there. We weren’t trying to show anyone up or make a “definitive” list. It was mostly just something fun that the online movie community could get together on and see what comes out. It was loads of fun and we’re happy it worked out so well and we’re thrilled on the turnout on the number of voters and sites participating.

How:
It started with just a nominations list by each of the many writers/blogggers/web masters of 100 titles that they’d like to nominate for the list; using whatever criteria they so choose. All titles that were nominated at least three times were then put on one large list of over 500 titles. From this larger nominations list, each writer chose 100 films, ranked them in order from 100-1 and then a point system was applied to each list (#100 = 1 point, #99 = 2 points, #98 = 3 points and so on). The film with the highest number of points after the tallying was completed became our #1 movie of all time, and the next largest point getter became #2 and so on and so on.

So thanks again to Jonathan on getting this all put together. It was loads of work and we all appreciate it and it seems to have turned out quite nicely. I’m pretty happy with the list as I scan the titles. A few titles left off that I’d like to have seen and some that shouldn’t be there, but it’s a nice alternative list with lots of great entries

The List

100 Nosferatu (Murnau, 1922)
99 Cinema Paradiso (Tornatore, 1988)
98 On the Waterfront (Kazan, 1954)
97 Blue Velvet (Lynch, 1986)
96 Reservoir Dogs (Tarantino, 1992)
95 His Girl Friday (Hawks, 1940)
94 Lord of the Rings, The: The Return of the King (Jackson, 2003)
93 Toy Story (Lasseter, 1995)
92 Notorious (Hitchcock, 1946)
91 400 Blows, The (Truffaut, 1959)
90 Ghostbusters (Reitman, 1984)

89 8 ½ (Fellini, 1963)
88 Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Herzog, 1972)
87 Leon (Besson, 1994)
86 Touch of Evil (Welles, 1958)
85 Modern Times (Chaplin, 1936)
84 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Capra, 1939)
83 To Kill a Mockingbird (Mulligan, 1962)
82 Manchurian Candidate, The (Frankenheimer, 1962)
81 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Cameron, 1992)

80 North by Northwest (Hitchcock, 1959)
79 King Kong (Cooper/Shoedsack, 1933)
78 Manhattan (Allen, 1979)
77 Ed Wood (Burton, 1994)
76 American History X (Kaye, 1998)
75 Maltese Falcon, The (Huston, 1941)
74 Groundhog Day (Ramis, 1993)
73 Conversation, The (Coppola, 1974)
72 Bicycle Thief, The (De Sica, 1948)
71 Graduate, The (Nichols, 1967)

70 Network (Lumet, 1976)
69 Halloween (Carpenter, 1978)
68 Rules of the Game, The (Renoir, 1939)
67 Do the Right Thing (S Lee, 1989)
66 Heat (Mann, 1995)
65 Lord of the Rings, The: The Fellowship of the Ring (Jackson, 2001)
64 Aliens (Cameron, 1986)
63 Silence of the Lambs, The (Demme, 1991)
62 Incredibles, The (Bird, 2004)
61 A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick, 1971)

60 Apartment, The (Wilder, 1960)
59 General, The (Keaton/Bruckman, 1927)
58 Passion of Joan of Arc, The (Dreyer, 1928)
57 Unforgiven (Eastwood, 1992)
56 L.A. Confidential (Hanson, 1997)
55 12 Angry Men (Lumet, 1957)
54 Shining, The (Kubrick, 1980)
53 M (Lang, 1931)
52 Memento (Nolan, 2000)
51 Bridge on River Kwai, The (Lean, 1957)

50 Double Indemnity (Wilder, 1944)
49 Big Lebowski, The (J. Coen, 1998)
48 Sunset Blvd. (Wilder, 1950)
47 This is Spinal Tap (Reiner, 1984)
46 Run Lola Run (Tykwer, 1998)
45 Goodfellas (Scorsese, 1990)
44 E.T. (Spielberg, 1982)
43 Singin’ in the Rain (Donen/Kelly, 1952)
42 Searchers, The (Ford, 1956)
41 Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The (Leone, 1966)

40 Raging Bull (Scorsese, 1980)
39 Once Upon a Time in the West (Leone, 1968)
38 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Forman, 1975)
37 Princess Bride, The (Reiner, 1987)
36 Usual Suspects, The (Singer, 1995)
35 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Gilliam/Jones, 1975)
34 Fight Club (Fincher, 1999)
33 Brazil (Gilliam, 1985)
32 Annie Hall (W. Allen, 1977)
31 Back to the Future (Zemeckis, 1985

30 Die Hard (McTiernan, 1988)
29 Third Man, The (Reed, 1949)
28 Matrix, The (Wachowski/Wachowski, 1999)
27 Wizard of Oz, The (Fleming, 1939)
26 Schindler’s List (Spielberg, 1993)
25 Eternal Sunshine of theSpotless Mind (Gondry, 2004)
24 Lawrence of Arabia (Lean, 1962)
23 Fargo (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1996)
22 It’s a Wonderful Life (Capra, 1946)
21 Apocalypse Now (Coppola, (1979)

20 Seven Samurai (Kurosawa, 1954)
19 Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)
18 Psycho (Hitchcock, 1960)
17 Rear Window (Hitchcock, 1954)
16 Shawshank Redemption, The (Darabont, 1994)
15 Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1976)
14 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)
13 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Lucas, 1977)
12 Chinatown (Polanski, 1974)
11 Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, 1994)

10 Alien (R. Scott, 1979)
9 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Kershner, 1980)
8 Godfather Part II, The (Coppola, 1974)
7 Jaws (Spielberg, 1975)
6 Blade Runner (R. Scott, 1982)
5 Casablanca (Curtiz, 1942)
4 Raiders of the Lost Ark (Spielberg, 1981)
3 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Kubrick, 1964)
2 Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
1 Godfather, The (Coppola, 1972)

Voters and participants – THANK YOU GUYS AND GALS!
Adam Kempenaar – Film Spotting
Adam Bonin – Throwing Things
Adam Ross – DVD Panache
Alex Vo – Rotten Tomatoes
Andrew Dykstra – Movie Patron
Andrew James – Movie Patron | Row Three
Anne Thompson – Variety | Thompson on Hollywood
Brendan Connelly – Film Ick
Collin Smith – That Movie Site
Damian Arlyn – Windmills of My Mind
Dan Eisenberg – Cinemathematics
Daniel Johnson – Film Babble
Dennis Cozzalio – Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule
Domenic Lanza – Cinema Fusion
Edward Copeland – Eddie on Film
Gareth Watkins – Film Rotation
Goran S – Y Kant Goran Rite?
Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. – Salon
Jack Denault – That Movie Site
James Davie – That Movie Site
Jared Vega – Cinema Fusion
Jay Cheel – Film Junk | The Documentary Blog
Jeff Warner – That Movie Site
Jeffrey M. Anderson – Combustible Celluloid
Jennifer Yamato – Rotten Tomatoes
Jim – Talking Moviezz
John Allison – Film Grotto | Row Three
John Campea – The Movie Blog
Jonathan B. – Cinema Fusion | Row Three
Kevin Carr – Film School Rejects
Kurt Halfyard – Twitch | Row Three
Marina – Mad About Movies | Row Three
Martin – Film Ick
Matt Gamble – Cinema Fusion
Matt Holmes – Obsessed With Film
Mediamelt – Film Rotation
Misael Soto – Movie Patron
Nathaniel R – Film Experience
Neil Miller – Film School Rejects
Orrin Konheim – The Sophomore Critic
Pat Piper – Lazy Eye Theatre
Peter Nellhaus – Coffee Coffee and More Coffee
Peter Schiretta – Slashfilm
Roger McDorman – A Drinking Song
Ross Miller – Movie Patron, MovieWorld
Sean Dwyer – Film Junk
Serena Whitney – JoBlo
Shane Thompson – That Movie Site
Sledge – Film Ick
Steve Bland – Cinema Fusion
Ted Pigeon – The Cinematic Art
Tim Bennett – That Movie Site
Tim Footman – Cultural Snow
Vic Holtreman – Screen Rant

 

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Jonathan
Admin

What an endeavor this was.

ralph
Guest

i just noticed this here. interesting list. are you guys ever going to do something like this again? maybe great performances or something?

Jonathan
Admin

A lot of blood, sweat, and tears here. There was a lot of backlash to this list initially, although there was certainly just as much, if not more, positive feedback too. It is just a lot easier to remember the trash people talked – which admittedly never bugged me much.

It was an experiment, seeing how an extensive collaboration between movie websites might work out, and in that regard, I consider it a success.

Ultimately, my plan was to create a sort of United Nations of film sites, whereas I could then quickly seize power. In that regard, I failed.

It did spark plenty of discussion, that is for sure (obviously not here, as it was originally posted on our former websites and all over the web, for that matter). Like Andrew said, there is much I would do differently if given the chance. Would I ever try and organize something like this again? Perhaps, if I felt strongly enough about something, although I don't really see it happening – at least not in the near future.

Andy
Guest

Jeez, Jon. That's like hearing John and Paul say they aren't writing together again. Don't let Yoko (i.e. the critics) hold you back. Go write some more beautiful and inspirational music (i.e. more lists for us to judge and critique endlessly).