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TSPDT’s 1,000 Greatest Films 2017 Edition Adds ‘The New World,’ ‘Amour,’ ‘Hunger,’ and More

Written by on February 13, 2017 

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It’s just a few weeks until this year’s Oscars, which means the Hollywood machine is running out of steam to provide “new angles” on various awards season campaigns and Oscar bloggers are trying to squeeze traffic out of last-minute prediction shifts. It’s fitting, then, that around this time every year we get a rather substantial update of one of the most comprehensive polls on the greatest films of all-time, not simply the November/December releases with the biggest marketing budget come Academy Awards time.

That’s right, They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They? has now published their 2017 edition of 1,000 Greatest Films, culled together from an exhaustive list of major publications and critics. Still topped by Citizen Kane, I often find the most interesting portion to be those films that have most moved around, for better or worse, especially those with newfound critical admiration. This year, Terrence Malick‘s The New World (thank you, Criterion?), Michael Haneke‘s Amour, Steve McQueen‘s Hunger, and Lucrecia Martel‘s The Headless Woman were among the new entrants.

We can’t imagine anyone has completed all 1,000 movies (if you have, we’d love to know), so get watching at the link below, following the highlights.

TSPDT’s Top 10 Greatest Films
1. Citizen Kane (1)
2. Vertigo (2)
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey (3)
4. The Rules of the Game (5)
5. Tokyo Story (4)
6. 8½ (7)
7. The Godfather (6)
8. Sunrise (8)
9. The Searchers (10)
10. The Seven Samurai (9)

The Winners – Top Climbers within the 1,000
Brokeback Mountain (2005), 718 to 395 (up 323)
Colossal Youth (2006), 864 to 548 (up 316)
The White Ribbon (2009), 748 to 435 (up 313)
Silent Light (2007), 915 to 602 (up 313)
Nostalgia for the Light (2010), 931 to 622 (up 309)

The Winners – Highest Entrants into the 1,000
Hunger (2008), ranked 726
Crumb (1994), ranked 734
Amour (2012), ranked 739
The Headless Woman (2008), ranked 757
The New World (2005), ranked 776

The Losers – Biggest Fallers within the 1,000
The Ice Storm (1997), 692 to 911 (down 219)
Grin Without a Cat (1977), 715 to 930 (down 215)
Othello (1952), 656 to 853 (down 197)
Twenty Years Later (1985), 573 to 765 (down 192)
Outer Space (1999), 732 to 921 (down 189)

The Losers – Biggest Fallers from the 1,000
Ashes of Time (1994), formerly ranked 686
Portrait of Jason (1967), formerly ranked 758
When We Were Kings (1996), formerly ranked 766
Ulysses’ Gaze (1995), formerly ranked 796
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989), formerly ranked 852

Explore the full list on their site.

Are you surprised by any of the changes this year?


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