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PopGap #25: Potluck Film Fest, Month Two Completed

By dorrk, February 28th 2017
It's like a potluck, but movies eat you instead of food.

The second month of my 2017 Potluck Film Festival set a high standard for the rest of the year, with five movies that entered the top 15% of my Flickchart, and an average ranking of 72% across all 12 titles. Josh Haysom, whose movie tastes have already been established as extremely compatible with my own, averaged a staggering 87% across his five selections, even sneaking The Fall into my Top 200. Andrew Kendall, who came into the Potluck Film Fest with an appreciation for a considerably different type of movie than what I seek out, did relatively well, with his selections averaging 55%. Even though Andrew picked two movies by some of my least favorite directors, each of those movies (Speed Racer and The Great Gatsby) is now my favorite from their respective filmographies, and his top pick, A Man for All Seasons, broke up Josh's top-of-the-chart domination with a great individual score of 89%.

My monthly "black sheep" contributors, Nigel Druitt and Ty Tag, both scored solid 77% rankings this month, boosting their averages from January's modest but respectable start.

How February's movies ranked

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The Top 20 Movies of All-Time

#1: The Godfather Part II (1974)

#1: The Godfather Part II (1974)

Dir: Francis Ford Coppola
#2: The Godfather (1972)

#2: The Godfather (1972)

Dir: Francis Ford Coppola
#3: West Side Story (1961)

#3: West Side Story (1961)

Dir: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
#4: Manhattan (1979)

#4: Manhattan (1979)

Dir: Woody Allen
#5: The Graduate (1967)

#5: The Graduate (1967)

Dir: Mike Nichols
#6: Tootsie (1982)

#6: Tootsie (1982)

Dir: Sydney Pollack
#7: Apocalypse Now (1979)

#7: Apocalypse Now (1979)

Dir: Francis Ford Coppola
#8: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

#8: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Dir: Irvin Kershner
#9: Star Wars (1977)

#9: Star Wars (1977)

Dir: George Lucas
#10: The Exorcist (1973)

#10: The Exorcist (1973)

Dir: William Friedkin
#11: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

#11: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Dir: Peter Jackson
#12: Taxi Driver (1976)

#12: Taxi Driver (1976)

Dir: Martin Scorsese
#13: Annie Hall (1977)

#13: Annie Hall (1977)

Dir: Woody Allen
#14: Vertigo (1958)

#14: Vertigo (1958)

Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
#15: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

#15: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Dir: Steven Spielberg
#16: Boogie Nights (1997)

#16: Boogie Nights (1997)

Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson
#17: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

#17: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

Dir: Tobe Hooper
#18: It's a Wonderful Life (1944)

#18: It's a Wonderful Life (1944)

Dir: Frank Capra
#19: Singin' in the Rain (1952)

#19: Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Dir: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
#20: Zodiac (2007)

#20: Zodiac (2007)

Dir: David Fincher