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CREAM OF THE CROP CRITICS (79 Lists)

R

P

TITLE

L #1
01

01

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

45 7
02

02

A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

41 12
03

03

CAPOTE

39 6
04

05

MUNICH

30 5
05

04

KING KONG

30 4
06

07

GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.

30 1
07

06

THE SQUID AND THE WHALE

28 4
08

08

GRIZZLY MAN

25 1
09

09

CRASH

23 2
10

10

SYRIANA

18 1
11

14

THE CONSTANT GARDENER

18 -
12

11

2046

17 2
13

12

CACHÉ

14 2
14

14

THE WALLACE & GROMIT MOVIE

14 -
15

17

THE BEST OF YOUTH

13 2
16

13

PRIDE & PREJUDICE

13 1
17

16

MATCH POINT

13 -
18

18

THE NEW WORLD

12 2
19

-

KUNG FU HUSTLE

12 -
20

21

HEAD-ON

11 1
21

22

KINGS AND QUEEN

11 -
=

19

WALK THE LINE

11 -
23

19

JUNEBUG

10 -
=

22

THE THREE BURIALS

10 -
25

24

CINDERELLA MAN

9 1

Who are the 'Cream of the Crop' critics? >>

 

OSCAR BEST PICTURE CONTENDERS

R

TITLE

L

#1
01

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

314 67
02

A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

287 41
03

GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.

265 22
04

CAPOTE

262 41
05

KING KONG

215 28
06

CRASH

197 32
07

MUNICH

163 23
08

THE CONSTANT GARDENER

149 8
09

CINDERELLA MAN

97 11
10

WALK THE LINE

87 7

 

PASSION INDEX

R

TITLE

%

01

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

21.34
02

THE NEW WORLD

20.31
03

2046

18.56
04

CRASH

16.24
05

CAPOTE

15.65
06

A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

14.29
07

MUNICH

14.11
08

KING KONG

13.02
09

HUSTLE & FLOW

11.43
=

KINGS & QUEEN

11.43
11

CINDERELLA MAN

11.34
12

MYSTERIOUS SKIN

10.29

For an explanation of Passion Index, go here.

NUMBER OF #1 MENTIONS out of 640 LISTS

R

TITLE

#

01

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

67

02

CAPOTE

41

=

A HISTORY OF VILOENCE

41

04

CRASH

32

05

KING KONG

28

06

MUNICH

23

07

GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.

22

08

THE SQUID AND THE WHALE

19

09

2046

18

10

THE NEW WORLD

13

11

CINDERELLA MAN

11

12

BEST OF YOUTH

10

=

GRIZZLY MAN

10

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

R

TITLE

L

#1

01

2046

97 18
02

CACHÉ

83 7
03

KUNG FU HUSTLE

78 3
04

KINGS AND QUEEN

70 8
05

NOBODY KNOWS

61 3
06

OLDBOY

60 4
07

DOWNFALL

51 3
08

TROPICAL MALADY

50 5
09

HEAD-ON

47 5
10

THE WORLD

44 7
11

PARADISE NOW

42 -
12

THE HOLY GIRL

39 -
13

SARABAND

36 5
14

BEST OF YOUTH

35 10
15

HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE

32 -
16

THE BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED

31 -
17

LOOK AT ME

26 -
18

CAFÉ LUMIERE

20 4
19

TURTLES CAN FLY

18 2
20

THE INTRUDER

18 1

 

DOCUMENTARY

R

TITLE

L

#1

01

GRIZZLY MAN

164 10
02

MARCH OF THE PENGUINS

80 1
03

MURDERBALL

75 7
04

ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS..

32 -
05

THE ARISTOCRATS

23 -
06

MAD HOT BALLROOM

20 -
07

DARWIN'S NIGHTMARE

16 2
08

THE POWER OF NIGHTMARES

16 1
09

NO DIRECTION HOME: BOB DYLAN

15 1
10

THE WHITE DIAMOND

12 1
11

THE CENTURY OF THE SELF

10 2
12

BALLETS RUSSES

9 -

 

Gratitudes: Members of the Oscarwatch Forum for their immense help and interest, and the critics who sent in their own lists. Extra thanks to Toros, MsL, Grizzly, Ruimjo, Thelma, Columbus, Du, hurricanesmith, Aurens, Xiayun, Karras, Dallenjohn, Future Critic, John Shih, BTN, Flibber, Rambaldi, Herman Russ, TBP4, Gwen, Lea, Marjobo, Stephen, John, Joseph, Steve, Lee, Darbicus, Cricket, Dorothea, Paul,  Nathaniel & Sasha for their invaluable contributions in one way or another. Some of these lists are sourced at MCN.


The scoreboard is formed with 640 Top 10 lists

L = On how many of the lists the film s appears

P = Previous position

#1 = On how many of the lists the film is at the top spot*

R

P

TITLE

L

#1

01

01

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

314 67
02

02

A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

287 41
03

04

GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.

265 22
04

03

CAPOTE

262 41
05

05

KING KONG

215 28
06

06

CRASH

197 32
07

07

THE SQUID AND THE WHALE

193 19
09

09

GRIZZLY MAN

164 10
08

08

MUNICH

163 23
10

10

THE CONSTANT GARDENER

149 8
11

12

SIN CITY

109 8
12

11

SYRIANA

107 7
13

13

BATMAN BEGINS

104 6
14

14

2046

97 18
15

15

CINDERELLA MAN

97 11
16

16

THE 40 YEAR-OLD VIRGIN

95 1
17

17

MATCH POINT

88 5
18

19

THE WALLACE & GROMIT MOVIE

88 1
19

21

WALK THE LINE

87 7
20

18

PRIDE & PREJUDICE

85 4
21

20

CACHÉ

83 7
22

23

MARCH OF THE PENGUINS

80 1
23

25

KUNG FU HUSTLE

78 3
24

22

ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW

77 3
25

24

MURDERBALL

75 7
26

26

HUSTLE & FLOW

70 8
=

26

KINGS & QUEEN

70 8
28

28

MYSTERIOUS SKIN

68 7
29

30

BROKEN FLOWERS

65 3
30

29

THE NEW WORLD

64 13
31

31

NOBODY KNOWS

61 3
32

32

OLDBOY

60 4
33

36

DOWNFALL

51 3
=

33

KISS KISS, BANG BANG

51 3
=

34

MILLIONS

51 3
36

37

TROPICAL MALADY

50 5
37

35

JUNEBUG

50 1
38

37

LAST DAYS

49 6
39

41

WAR OF THE WORLDS

48 1
40

39

HEAD-ON

47 5
41

40

THE WORLD

44 7
42

42

PARADISE NOW

42 -
43

43

STAR WARS EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH

41 3
44

45

THE HOLY GIRL

39 -
45

44

MY SUMMER OF LOVE

38 2
46

47

SARABAND

36 5
47

49

BEST OF YOUTH

35 10
48

46

THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA

35 3
49

48

SERENITY

35 1
50

50

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE

34 1
51

51

ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM

32 -
=

51

HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE

32 -
=

51

THE UPSIDE OF ANGER

32 -
54

54

THE BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED

31 -
55

56

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

30 -
56

55

LAND OF THE DEAD

29 -
57

60

IN HER SHOES

26 1
58

57

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION..

26 -
=

59

LOOK AT ME

26 -
60

58

BREAKFAST ON PLUTO

25 1
=

61

JARHEAD

25 1
62

62

KEANE

24 2
63

62

THE ARISTOCRATS

23 -
64

65

CORPSE BRIDE

22 -
65

65

NORTH COUNTRY

21 -
66

68

CAFÉ LUMIERE

20 4
67

64

THE WEATHER MAN

20 1
68

65

MAD HOT BALLROOM

20 -
69

75

THE WEDDING CRASHERS

19 -
70

73

TURTLES CAN FLY

18 2
71

70

MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS

18 1
=

72

THE INTRUDER

17 -
73

69

LAYER CAKE

18 -
74

70

LORD OF WAR

17 1
75

73

DARWIN'S NIGHTMARE

16 2
76

77

3-IRON

16 1
=

77

THE POWER OF NIGHTMARES

16 1
78

75

THE DEVIL'S REJECTS

16 -
=

79

MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA

16 -
80

83

NO DIRECTION HOME: BOB DYLAN

15 1
81

79

MEMORIES OF MURDER

15 -
=

84

MR. AND MRS. SMITH

15 -
=

79

SHOPGIRL

15 -
=

79

TRANSAMERICA

15 -
85

84

C.R.A.Z.Y.

14 -
86

86

PULSE (KAIRO)

13 2
87

89

THE PRODUCERS

13 -
88

87

RENT

12 1
=

87

THE WHITE DIAMOND

12 1
90

92

TONY TAKITANI

12 -
91

90

BROTHERS

11 2
92

91

YES

11 1
93

95

THE FAMILY STONE

11 -
94

93

THE CENTURY OF THE SELF

10 2
95

94

PALINDROMES

10 1
96

97

FUNNY HA HA

10 -
=

95

NINE LIVES

10 -
98

97

BALLETS RUSSES

9 -
=

100

ELIZABETHTOWN

9 -
=

97

THUMBSUCKER

9 -
101

103

FORTY SHADES OF BLUE

8 1
102

100

GOOD MORNING, NIGHT

8 -
=

100

RED EYE

8 -

* Ranking the films with the same score: The most #1 ranked film comes first. Some critics prefer listing alphabetically rather than ranking, in which case no #1 spot points are given.

 

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Jan 16, 2006 - Updated with 27 Top 10 lists.

• Dave Alexander (SEE Magazine)
• Jeanne Aufmuth (Palo Alto Weekly)
• Bill Chambers (Film Freak Central)
• Walter Chaw (Film Freak Central)
• Eric Childress (eFilmcritic.com)
• L. Michael Foote (Stylus Magazine)
• Berge Garabedian (JoBlo.com)
• Galia Halpern (World of KJ)
• Tyler Hanley (Palo Alto Weekly)
• Carol Hemphill (Webster-Kirkwood Times)
• Sky Hirschkron (Stylus Magazine) 
• Travis Hoover (Film Freak Central)
• Todd Jorgenson (Denton Record-Chronicle)
• Scott Juba (The Trades)
• Larry Katz (Westminster Community Times)
• Bob Kotyk (Stylus Magazine)
• Mike LeChevallier (Stylus Magazine)
• Dave Micevic (Stylus Magazine)
• Jay Millikan (Stylus Magazine)
• Celia Nicholls (SEE Magazine)
• Collin Souter (eFilmcritic.com)
• Lincoln Spector (Bayflick)
• Susan Tavernetti (Palo Alto Weekly)
• Kent Tentschert (Webster-Kirkwood Times)
• Josh Timmermann (Stylus Magazine)
• Josh West (WBIR-TV Knoxville)
• Jerry White (SEE Magazine)

Jan 11, 2006 - Updated with 141 Top 10 lists- many of them sent in by Grizzly:

• Christopher Abel (Billings Outpost)
• Sylvia Allewelt (Moviehole)
• Roy Anker (Christianity Today)
• Jay Antani (Filmcritic.com / L.A. Alternative)
• Ross Anthony (Hollywood Report Card)
• Gary Arnold (The Washington Times)
• Marie Asner (The Phantom Tollbooth)
• Dwayne Aylward (Zip.ca)
• Glen Baity (Yes! Weekly)
• Chris Barsanti (Filmcritic.com)
• Tim Basham (Moviehole)
• Luke Baumgarten (Pacific Northwest Inlander)
• Marjorie Baumgarten (Austin Chronicle)
• Greg Beacham (Salt Lake City Weekly)
• David Bezanson (Filmcritic.com)
• Michael Booth (Denver Post)
• Josef Braun (Vue Weekly)
• Brett Buckalew (Film Stew)
• Brad Burke (Peoria Journal Star)
• David N. Butterworth (OFFOFFOFF)
• Chris Cabin (Filmcritic.com)
• Chip Chandler (Amarillo Globe-News)
• Peter Chattaway (Christianity Today)
• Jeffrey Chen (ReelTalk Movie Reviews / Window to the Movies)
• Steven Chupnick (MovieWeb)
• Nancy Churnin (Dallas Morning News)
• Bill Clark (From the Balcony)
• Rich Cline (Shadows on the Wall)
• Carol Cling (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
• Mark Collette (Tyler Morning Telegraph)
• Jackie K. Cooper (JackieKCooper.com / 41NBC)
• Peter Covino (Osceola News Gazette)
• Peter Croatto (Filmcritic.com)
• Steve Davis (Austin Chronicle)
• Rossiter Drake (SF Station)
• Shawn Edwards (FOX4/WDAF-TV Kansas City)
• Ken Eisner (Georgia Straight)
• David Elliott (San Diego Union Tribune)
• M. Faust (Artvoice)
• Lexi Feinberg (Cinema Blend)
• Scott Feinberg (ABC NEWS WTNH-8)
• John Foote (Metroland Newspapers / John Foote Reviews)
• Matt Forsman (SF Station)
• Blake French (Filmcritic.com)
• Jeanine Fritz (Dirt)
• Scott Galupo (The Washington Times)
• Bill Gibron (PopMatters)
• Brian Gibson (Vue Weekly)
• Chris Gladden (Roanoke Times)
• Robert Glatzer (Movies 101, NPR)
• William Goss (eFilmCritic)
• James Greenberg (LA CityBeat)
• Bob Grimm (News & Review)
• Andrea Gronvall (Movie City News)
• Tim Hager (Up & Coming Weekly)
• Paul Hall (Common Guy's Film Reviews)
• Ken Hanke (Asheville Mountain Xpress)
• Mark Harris (Georgia Straight)
• Neil Harvey (Roanoke Times)
• Jesse Hassenger (Filmcritic.com)
• Jeremy Heilman (Movie Martyr)
• Richard T. Jameson (Queen Anne News / Magnolia News)
• Dan Jardine (Cinemania)
• MaryAnn Johanson (The Flick Filosopher / Salt Lake City Weekly)
• Ed Johnson-Ott (NUVO Indianapolis)
• Kimberly Jones (Austin Chronicle)
• Brian Juergens (Freeze Dried Movies)
• Harvey Karten (Arizona Reporter / Compuserve)
• Jeremiah Kipp (Filmcritic.com)
• Dean Kish (The Z Review)
• Harry Kloman (Pittsburgh City Paper)
• Richard Knight, Jr. (Windy City Times)
• Kevyn Knox (The Cinematheque)
• Robert Koehler (Variety)
• Craig Kopp (Community Press / 55WRC / Fox19)
• David Levine (Filmcritic.com)
• Jonathan Lewis (Gay Chicago Magazine)
• Sherri Linden (The Hollywood Reporter)
• Glenn Lovell (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
• David Luhrssen (Shepherd Express)
• Germain Lussier (Times Herald-Record)
• Priscilla Mack (Westminster Community Times)
• Wade Major (L.A. CityBeat)
• Paul Matwychuk (Vue Weekly)
• Beth McArthur (Georgia Straight)
• David McCoy (MSN Movies)
• Mike McGranaghan (The Aisle Seat)
• Sean Means (Salt Lake Tribune)
• Joel Meares (Filmcritic.com)
• Michael Medved (The Michael Medved Show)
• Eric Melin (Lawrence.com/ Scene-Stealers)
• Marcianne Miller (Asheville Mountain Xpress)
• Tim Miller (Cape Cod Times)
• Veronica Mixon (Film Gazette)
• Robert Moyes (Monday Magazine)
• Charles Ted Murphy (Murphy's Movie Reviews)
• Kathleen Murphy (Queen Anne News/ Magnolia News)
• John Nesbit (ToxicUniverse.com)
• Christopher Null (Filmcritic.com)
• Sean O'Connell (The Charlotte Weekly/ Filmcritic.com/ WBTV)
• Devin D. O'Leary (Albuquerque Alibi)
• Anhoni Patel (SF Station)
• Joyce Persico (Trenton Times)
• Jonathan Perry (Tyler Morning Telegraph)
• Randy Ray (Temple Daily Telegram)
• Scott Renshaw (Salt Lake City Weekly)
• Steve Rhodes (Internet Reviews)
• Eric Robinette (Middletown Journal)
• Diana Saenger (Saenger Syndicate's Review Express)
• Marc Savlov (Austin Chronicle)
• Norm Schrager (Filmcritic.com)
• Shlomo Schwartzberg (Box Office Magazine/ Festival)
• Matt Zoller Seitz (New York Press)

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