This will be my home for the bracket that I am using to find the best movie of all time. However, before we can start having a tournament, first I have to fill the bracket.
I am going to take a look at each year, working backwards from 2015, and determine the best film of that year. I need to have a top 64, so my apologies to movies before around 1950 and those that will be released after 2015, but this is the only way that I can think to narrow them down without rating every movie made and just picking my top rated.
I am seeking to find the overall best film of all time. There are so many different types of films from documentaries to musicals, Drama to blockbuster, independent to big budget, and I really like all types of film. My only limitations are the fact that I only have 2 eyes and 24 hours in a day. So my list will reflect some big Box Office smashes, to which my indie film friends may turn their noses up, and some Oscar contenders which probably slid under many people’s radar. I am a normal guy and generally don’t attend a lot of indie or private screenings so most of what I watch has to have at least a moderate release or availability on streaming services or Bluray.
If you’d like to read more about how I’m going to do this, please read my original post. Below, you will see my top picks for each year. If you follow the link for the year, you will go to my post for the year where I will give my reasoning behind my choice. I’d encourage you to play along with me. I’m going to keep my list here on a page and then I will convert the list into a bracket.
|Year||Title||Region||IMDb Score||Metacritic Score|
|2016||La La Land||West||8.1||93|
|2011||The Tree of Life||North||6.7||85|
|2010*||The Social Network||South||7.7||95|
|2009||A Serious Man||East||7.0||79|
|2008||The Dark Knight||West||9.0||82|
|2007 - 1st||No Country For Old Men||North||8.1||91|
|2007 - 2nd||There Will Be Blood||Play-in||8.1||92|
|2005||V for Vendetta||East||8.2||62|
|2004||Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind||West||8.3||89|
|2003||Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King||North||8.9||94|
|2000||Requiem for a Dream||West||8.3||68|
|1999 - 1st||Fight Club||North||8.8||66|
|1999 - 2nd||The Matrix||Play-in||8.7||73|