Sunday, January 03, 2016

Annus Moviebilis part III

I conducted an experiment in the year 2008. I wanted to keep a tab on the number of movies I watched through the year. I diligently noted every movie I saw. At the end of the year, a list was produced here. A similar list was produced in the year 2014. A repeat of this experiment was done in the year 2015. Here is the list and the ratings for each of the movies. And yes, a century was completed this year. The final tally was 105.


2008: 99
2014: 86
2015: 105

Movie TitleRating (1-5)
Good Morning Vietnam3.5
 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit2.5
 Zid 1.5
 The Ultimate Spiderman 23
 Miss Lovely3.5
 Mary Kom3.5
 Fear and loathing in Las Vegas 3.5
 No Smoking 3
 The Interview2.5
 Aankhon Dekhi3.5
 Johnny English Reborn 2
 Godzilla 3
 The fifth estate 3
 Amit Sahni ki list2.5
 Happy new year 3
 The Grand Budapest Hotel 4
 Bullet Raja2.5
 Twilight 2
 November man2.5
 Captain America: Winter soldier 2.5
 Baby 3.5
 Tinker tailor soldier spy4
 Bang bang 3
 Maine Pyaar Kiya4
 Dolly ki doli2.5
 Gone girl 4
 Finding Fanny3.5
 Kill dill3
 Dum laga ke haisha4
 NH 103.5
 Interstellar 4
 Avengers: Age of Ultron3
 The Imitation Game4
 Byomkesh Bakshi3.5
 Birdman (or the unexpected virtue of ignorance)4
 Oh Kadhal Kanmani3.5
 Transformers: Age of Extinction3
 Fruitvale Station3.5
 Jurassic World 3.5
The Theory of Everything4
While we're young 3
Kingsmen: secret service 3
The Reluctant Fundamentalist 3
Revolver Rani3.5
A Most Wanted Man3
The Butler3.5
Bhootnath Returns3
Mr. X1.5
Tanu weds Manu returns 3
50 shades of grey 3
Dil Dhadakne Do3
Leap Year3
The best of me 2.5
Bombay Velvet 3
13 going on 302.5
The Survivor2.5
Transcendence 3
Basic Instinct 4
The Maze Runner3
The Big Wedding 3.5
The Scorch Trials3
The Loft3
The Martian4
Bajrangi Bhaijaan3
Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone 3.5
Hum aapke hain kaun4
The Gunman 3
American Sniper 3.5
Harry Potter and the Chamber of secrets3.5
Shakespeare in love4
Rumor has it3.5
Larry Crowne3.5
The Good Dinosaur 3
Welcome back 2
Mad Max: Fury Road4
Someone like you3
2001: A Space Odyssey4
A Clockwork Orange4
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation3.5
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.4
Bajirao Mastani3.5
Star Wars: The Force Awakens3.5


Vidya said...

Happy New Year, Parth!

I'll add a movie to your 2016 list: Kaaka Muttai (Tamil) and Anomalisa (English). Easily two of the best I saw in 2015. :)

Parth said...

@Vidya, happy new year to you too. I'll certainly add the two to the list. The former will need subtitles for me :)

Suhel Banerjee said...

First, hats off from someone who finished at 53 movies for the year and felt quite accomplished!

I made a quick distribution chart for your ratings ( and looks like either you're a bit too generous, or you've been selectively watching better movies.

If we assume all movies follow the bell curve then perhaps, keeping your quality of movies intact, you need to regrade them from 2016 to fit the curve:)

Here's to the next 100.

Parth said...

@Suhel, bless you for having the patience to do the analysis :) I am (a) selecting fairly decent movies and (b) generous to a fault. The latter explains the high ratings :)