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A Listal user's guide to my movie lists

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2011 lists

This list is now outdated. For the current version, please visit: the giraffe's movie lists guide
People who added this item 484 Average listal rating (320 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
Four Lions (2010)
Watched in 2011 (part 1)

Like many other Listal users, I decided to document the films I've watched in 2011 with thoughts on most of them. This list is for the films I watched during January through June of 2011.
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People who added this item 2278 Average listal rating (1408 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
The Graduate (1967)
Watched in 2011 pt. 2

A continuation of the list above, this list will contain the films I watched during July through December of 2011.
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People who added this item 894 Average listal rating (460 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.2
The Rum Diary (2011)
Most anticipated films of 2011

A list of the 2011 films I'm excited about to varying degrees.
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My Best of lists

People who added this item 536 Average listal rating (304 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
My annual best movies of lists

The above list contains the links to all of my "Best movies of" lists for each year I've been alive (1977-2010).
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People who added this item 7950 Average listal rating (5766 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
Best of 00s

My top-rated films for 2000-2009.
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People who added this item 1342 Average listal rating (806 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Mary and Max (2009)
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People who added this item 3054 Average listal rating (2095 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Unbreakable (2000)
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People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 6.3
50 Lovely Ladies

Not so much a best of list, but I wasn't sure where else to put this one. 50 of the hottest/most beautiful/lovely women past & present (in my opinion, of course).
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Best to worsts

All of the lists with the title "(Director name): Best to wor...still pretty damn good" were inspired by Xanadon't's Scorsese: Best to wor...still pretty damn good list. Title reused with his permission.
People who added this item 4719 Average listal rating (3262 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Beetlejuice (1988)
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People who added this item 2295 Average listal rating (1370 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Brazil (1985)
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People who added this item 5246 Average listal rating (3491 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4
Memento (2000)
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People who added this item 7119 Average listal rating (5174 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8
Pixar films in the order I like them

So-called because Pixar hasn't made a bad film yet (though Cars 2 looks to be the one that breaks that trend). Had Xanadon't made his Scorsese list before I made this one, it would have the "still pretty damn good" title.

If you'd like to see a Pixar list with that title, I.T. Log has created one.
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People who added this item 6526 Average listal rating (4535 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
Stephen King films: Best to worst

A true best to worst list, ranking the film adaptations of Stephen King that I've seen (both theatrical releases and made-for-TV). Technically this is a DVD list, but it fits the criteria of movies so I've included it here.
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Personal favorites

Any films contained in these lists that you have NOT seen, I highly recommend.
Great underappreciated films

Most of which have been seen by less than 100 Listal members.
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People who added this item 947 Average listal rating (626 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
For my Xmas viewing pleasure

My favorite Xmas films
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Under the influence

Lists created after finding similar lists from other Listal users that I enjoyed.
People who added this item 1428 Average listal rating (957 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
the giraffe's 30 Days lists

This list contains links to all of my 30 Days/meme lists, inspired by the best of all the others floating around, some of which are also linked to. I also add to this list any list created by other Listal users that's inspired by one of my own.
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People who added this item 152 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
The Giraffe's 30 Days, 30 movies list

(Linked to in the above list, but provided here in case all you care about is the movie list.)
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People who added this item 106 Average listal rating (60 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.8
The Extra Man (2011)
the giraffe's Listal 16 day movie meme

A Listal-specific meme created by jaytoast with assistance from myself. This is my version (his you can find by clicking on his name above or looking in the right-hand column of my list).
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Others' Best of/Worst of lists

These lists were created by other websites or people and turned into lists on this site by me.
People who added this item 1284 Average listal rating (798 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
The A.V. Club's best films of 2010

For the original version go here
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People who added this item 403 Average listal rating (243 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.1
Greenberg (2010)
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People who added this item 1932 Average listal rating (1248 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
Quentin Tarantino's Grindhouse Top 20

Quentin Tarantino's Top 20 Grindhouse movies, all of which qualify by having been shown in a Grindhouse at some point.

Courtesy of The Deuce
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Horror lists

People who added this item 290 Average listal rating (160 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.5
Maniac (1980)
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People who added this item 1105 Average listal rating (665 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Frankenstein (1931)
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People who added this item 148 Average listal rating (82 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
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People who added this item 125 Average listal rating (76 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 4783 Average listal rating (3371 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.4
Alien (1979)
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People who added this item 1468 Average listal rating (987 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7
Hellraiser (1987)
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People who added this item 288 Average listal rating (180 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 4.9
October 2010 Horrorfest

Every October I watch horror & Halloween-themed movies exclusively at home for the entire month. This list (technically a DVD list, but I've included it here anyway) contains the films I watched for Oct. 2010, with comments for most of them.
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People who added this item 2011 Average listal rating (1287 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Poltergeist (1982)
24 hours of horror with Brendon Small

Brendon Small is the creator of Metalocalypse and Home Movies, and in 2010 The A.V. Club asked him what horror movies he'd watch if he had a 24-hour marathon of them.
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Lamecore

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Other

People who added this item 2520 Average listal rating (1716 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Casino (1995)
Help me lower my IQ this summer

I asked the Listal community to help me with watching the films in my Netflix Instant Queue, and thanks to the recommendations I now have a guide for what to watch whenever I can't decide. This list is updated whenever I watch any of the films listed in it, and my thoughts on the films can be found in my Watched in 2011 lists (linked to at the top of this page).
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People who added this item 131 Average listal rating (86 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 5.9
Possibly in need of a re-watch

A list of movies I barely remember having seen.
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Links contained here for all of my movie lists, which have been conveniently arranged for easier browsing. Enjoy!

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