MY TOP 252

All the films I love ranked through a byzantine system of ratings aggregates: IMDb score (6.7=67) + RT score + Metacritic score. A select handful of genre goofiness received a +100 because they'd be hopelessly lost without them. In order to mix up the top critical darlings — your Citizen Kanes and whatnot — with some of my pulpier loves, 60 films were also given a score that includes the RT Audience Score. It seemed to balance things out some. I did things in this way because ranking things is hard for me to do. Judge me if you want.

The films that received bonus RT Audience Scores (and thus hold a special place in my heart) are as follows…

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  • Pulp Fiction

    1

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    2

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    3

  • Jaws

    4

  • Memento

    5

  • American Beauty

    6

  • Night of the Living Dead

    7

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    8

  • The Exorcist

    9

  • Evil Dead II

    10

  • Jurassic Park

    11

  • The Matrix

    12

  • Fight Club

    13

  • Take Shelter

    14

  • Twelve Monkeys

    15

  • Interstate 60

    16

  • Zodiac

    17

  • True Romance

    18

  • 28 Days Later

    19

  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    20

  • Poltergeist

    21

  • Green Room

    22

  • The Cabin in the Woods

    23

  • School of Rock

    24

  • Tucker and Dale vs Evil

    25

  • Bone Tomahawk

    26

  • Gremlins

    27

  • Hackers

    28

  • Annihilation

    29

  • The Invitation

    30

  • Clueless

    31

  • Spring

    32

  • Citizen Kane

    33

  • Metropolis

    34

  • Schindler's List

    35

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    36

  • Toy Story

    37

  • The Wizard of Oz

    38

  • M

    39

  • GoodFellas

    40

  • L.A. Confidential

    41

  • Ratatouille

    42

  • There Will Be Blood

    43

  • Back to the Future

    44

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    45

  • Alien

    46

  • The Shawshank Redemption

    47

  • The Incredibles

    48

  • No Country for Old Men

    49

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    50

  • Big Fish

    51

  • Dog Day Afternoon

    52

  • The Iron Giant

    53

  • The Lion King

    54

  • Network

    55

  • The Terminator

    56

  • The Court Jester

    57

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

    58

  • Aladdin

    59

  • American Movie

    60

  • Children of Men

    61

  • Arrival

    62

  • The Rock

    63

  • The Princess Bride

    64

  • The Secret of NIMH

    65

  • West Side Story

    66

  • Reservoir Dogs

    67

  • The Last Unicorn

    68

  • Young Frankenstein

    69

  • Mother

    70

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    71

  • Nightcrawler

    72

  • Drive

    73

  • Inception

    74

  • Iron Man

    75

  • The Babadook

    76

  • Ex Machina

    77

  • The Fifth Element

    78

  • Looper

    79

  • Die Hard

    80

  • Sleepy Hollow

    81

  • Minority Report

    82

  • Mud

    83

  • Snowpiercer

    84

  • Dawn of the Dead

    85

  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    86

  • The Devil's Backbone

    87

  • The NeverEnding Story

    88

  • Blue Ruin

    89

  • Crazy Heart

    90

  • [REC]

    91

  • Edward Scissorhands

    92

  • Train to Busan

    93

  • The Witch

    94

  • The Avengers

    95

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    96

  • Unbreakable

    97

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    98

  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

    99

  • The Shining

    100