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Past Years, Ranked

Here are my rankings for the past three years, the first three full years since I began assigning strict numerical scores to films:

  • 87-100: ****
  • 77-86: ***½
  • 65-76: ***
  • 55-64: **½
  • 40-54: **
  • 26-39: *½
  • 15-25: *
  • 0-14: Utter Shite

2015:

****:

***½:

***:

**½:

**:

*½:

*:

  • United Passions

Utter Shite:

2014:

****:

***½:

***:

**½:

**:

*½:

*:

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2013:

****:

  • Spring Breakers
  • 12 Years A Slave
  • A Touch of Sin
  • Her
  • Upstream Color
  • Nebraska
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Captain Phillips
  • Side Effects
  • The Wind Rises
  • Rush

***½:

  • From Up on Poppy Hill
  • Prisoners
  • Pacific Rim
  • Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
  • To the Wonder
  • Computer Chess
  • All is Lost
  • The World’s End
  • Warm Bodies
  • Mud
  • Frozen
  • Philomena
  • The Conjuring
  • Frances Ha
  • Short Term 12
  • The Act of Killing
  • Gimme the Loot
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Gravity
  • August: Osage County
  • American Hustle
  • The Bling Ring
  • Fruitvale Station
  • The Last Stand
  • You’re Next
  • Man of Steel
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Stoker

***:

  • The To Do List
  • Monsters University
  • The Great Beauty
  • Lone Survivor
  • Don Jon
  • Bullet to the Head
  • Mama
  • Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Ender’s Game
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • This Is The End
  • Behind the Candelabra
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • I’m So Excited!
  • Beautiful Creatures
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • The Butler
  • Oz the Great and Powerful
  • Iron Man 3
  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  • Elysium
  • 47 Ronin
  • Vanishing Waves
  • Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

**½:

  • The Place Beyond the Pines
  • Gangster Squad
  • Europa Report
  • Dead Man Down
  • Blue is the Warmest Color
  • Borgman
  • Fast & Furious 6
  • World War Z
  • Trance
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • The Great Gatsby
  • The Counselor
  • Oblivion

**:

  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  • Post Tenebras Lux
  • The Hangover Part III
  • Escape From Tomorrow
  • Only God Forgives
  • The Last Exorcism Part II

*½:

  • The Lone Ranger
  • Paranoia
  • Evil Dead
  • Safe Haven
  • A Madea Christmas

*:

  • Pain & Gain
  • Movie 43

Utter Shite:

  • A Haunted House
  • Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
  • A Talking Cat!?!
  • Foodfight!
  • Grown Ups 2

2012:

****:

  • Seven Psychopaths
  • The Master
  • Django Unchained
  • The Deep Blue Sea
  • The Ambassador
  • Bernie
  • Blancanieves
  • The Secret World of Arrietty
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • Holy Motors
  • ParaNorman
  • Brave
  • Headhunters
  • Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
  • Frankenweenie
  • Cosmopolis
  • Safety Not Guaranteed

***½:

  • Savages
  • Red Hook Summer
  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
  • Premium Rush
  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • God Bless America
  • Magic Mike
  • The Hunger Games
  • Haywire
  • The Avengers
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi
  • Skyfall
  • 21 Jump Street
  • No
  • Alps
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • Cloud Atlas
  • For a Good Time, Call…
  • Prometheus
  • Damsels in Distress
  • The Raid: Redemption
  • The Intouchables
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Sinister
  • In the Family
  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Amour
  • Lincoln
  • The Man with the Iron Fists
  • Robot & Frank
  • Casa de Mi Padre
  • Killing Them Softly
  • Dredd
  • Killer Joe
  • Oslo, August 31st
  • The Sessions

***:

  • Bachelorette
  • Argo
  • John Carter
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits
  • Samsara
  • Snow White & The Huntsman
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  • Flight
  • The Dictator
  • Looper
  • Dark Shadows
  • V/H/S
  • Mirror Mirror
  • Lawless
  • The Odd Life of Timothy Green

**½:

  • Les Miserables
  • The Woman in Black
  • 4:44 Last Day on Earth
  • Life of Pi
  • Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie
  • Ted
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

**:

  • Sound of My Voice
  • Keyhole

*½:

  • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
  • Battleship
  • Anna Karenina
  • Rock of Ages
  • Hick
  • The Three Stooges

*:

  • This Means War
  • That’s My Boy
  • The Devil Inside
  • A Thousand Words
  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting
  • Lockout
  • Branded
  • One For the Money
  • Good Deeds
  • Atlas Shrugged: Part II

Utter Shite:

  • Liz & Dick
  • Last Ounce of Courage
  • Madea’s Witness Protection
  • The Wicker Tree
  • The Devil’s Carnival
  • The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure

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