2020s Dynamic Consensus Lists

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2020s Dynamic Consensus Lists

#1 Post by swo17 » Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:28 am

And we're back! I've created a new thread for this new decade (that's already 14% over :|) as I think the 2010s are now better served by the decades lists, and keeping up with more than 10 years of data starts to be more and more unwieldy for ever diminishing returns. If you wish to see the last update for the 2010s, I've preserved it for posterity here (though I think our forum's most recent survey of the decade has more interesting results).

Anyway, for the uninitiated: I make routine sweeps through the Dynamic Top Ten threads every month in order to discern trends in the groupthink of the forum that can eventually be used against it. The reports I present to some guy who says he works for the government are presented for your amusement below.

The fine print: Only the top ten films have been counted from the lists in the Dynamic Top Ten threads since 2019, and lists of less than ten have not been counted. Though 2019 is not displayed here, I'm continuing to register updates to 2019 lists to the extent that they affect films shown here for 2020. Lists submitted by members for years before they joined the site are not being tallied. Lists not updated since early in the year are only partially counted. (Exception: I count all lists for the current year, even those that don't list ten films yet. Once the year ends, I remove any lists that haven't been filled out to ten.) Each film is assigned to the year here where the most people have included it on their lists, but a mention of the film in the Dynamic Top Ten thread for any year counts toward that film's total. Films are ranked based on how many lists they currently appear on, with ties broken based on the relative placement of films within individual lists. Anything appearing on three or more lists that isn't in the top 25 for a given year is shown (in alphabetical order) as an honorable mention. In addition to showing the number of appearances, I'm also showing the change in position of certain films, either since the last update (for the latest year) or from the end of the last awards season (for all prior years). The only changes in position I'm showing are ones that directly result from people adding that film to their list, taking it off, or moving its position. Finally, the consensus #1 film shown for each year is the film that shows up most often in the #1 position of people's lists.

The key word here, folks, is "dynamic." Any member of the forum is welcome at any time to contribute lists in current and prior years, and everyone is free (and in fact, encouraged) to update their lists not only throughout the year, but well after each year has finished, to reflect new discoveries or reevaluations.

As a final note, I'd just like to say that, while it can be fun to watch some of the heavier hitters duke it out for each year's top spots, my real hope with these lists is that people will take note of the lesser known films that have started to build a small consensus, and that they'll go to the effort of seeking those films out for themselves.

Last Edited Date: Aug 31, 2021

The Top Films of 2021

Most #1 Votes: The Green Knight (4) NEW

Most Listed
01 Annette (9) NEW
02 The Green Knight (8) NEW
03 @zola (7)
04 Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc (5)
05 Shiva Baby NEW TO 2021
06 Les choses qu'on dit, les choses qu'on fait (4) -5
07 Mandibules
08 Pig (3)
09 Undine
10 Sin señas particulares NEW
11 Cruella -7
12 Black Widow NEW
13 No Sudden Move -4

+/- is change during the month ending on Last Edited Date

The Top Films of 2020

Most #1 Votes: I'm Thinking of Ending Things (4) NEW

Note: You are free to assign films to years however you please, but for information only I have tagged below those films which IMDb assigns to the prior decade. If it appears here, it is because a majority of forum members have assigned it to 2020.

Most Listed
01 First Cow (2019) (17)
02 Beanpole (2019) (14)
03 I'm Thinking of Ending Things (10) +2
04 Le Daim (2019) -1
05 Palm Springs -1
06 Tenet
07 The Invisible Man (8) +1
08 Da 5 Bloods -1
09 Promising Young Woman (7)
10 Mank
11 Sound of Metal (2019) (6) +3
12 Vitalina Varela (2019) (5) -2
13 The Lodge (2019)
14 The Trial of the Chicago 7 +16
15 Bacurau (2019) -3
16 Minari +7
17 Emma -1
18 The Vast of Night (2019)
19 On the Rocks (4)
20 Ema (2019) +8
21 Nomadland
22 The Father NEW
23 Wolfwalkers +6
24 Perdrix (2019)
25 La gomera (2019) -10

Honorable Mention: The Assistant (2019), Bad Education (2019), Days NEW, Martin Eden (2019), Never Rarely Sometimes Always, News of the World, The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019), Possessor, Small Axe: Lovers Rock, Tout le monde a raison (2017), Underwater

+/- is change since Jun 01, 2021

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Re: 2020s Dynamic Consensus Lists

#2 Post by swo17 » Sun Aug 01, 2021 10:41 pm

First post updated, with The Father new to 2020

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Re: 2020s Dynamic Consensus Lists

#3 Post by swo17 » Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:30 pm

First post updated, with Days new to 2020

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