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Last film added: December 16, 2018. There are currently 1603 films in the database (since 1996).


    Watched in the Past 365 Days

    Search returned all films watched in the past 365 days.
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    EXCELLENT
  1. Movie DetailsDunkirk (2017) 9  Documentary/True
    Nolan's depiction of Allied soldiers trapped by Nazi forces on the beaches of northern France.
  2. Movie DetailsFaces Places (2017) 9  Documentary/True
    French New Wave director Agnès Varda and muralist JR travel across France. Delightful creative collaboration.
  3. Movie DetailsIsle of Dogs (2018) 9  AnimationComedy
    The mayor of Megasaki, Japan banishes all dogs to Trash Island. Charming Wes Anderson stop-motion.

  4. VERY GOOD
  5. Movie DetailsBoJack Horseman - Seasons 1-5 (2018) 8  AnimationComedyTV Shows
    Absurd adult cartoon about a washed-up 1990s sitcom horse in Hollywood. Surprising wit, depth, self-loathing.
  6. Movie DetailsBuster's Mal Heart (2017) 8  Mind-blowingSci-Fi
    A motel concierge (possibly lost at sea), Y2K, and a cosmic event called the Inversion.
  7. Movie DetailsIn This Corner of the World (2017) 8  AnimationDocumentary/True
    In Hiroshima during World War II, a daydreaming girl confronts the devastating horrors of war.

  8. GOOD
  9. Movie DetailsInnSæi: The Sea Within (2016) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A global journey to reconnect human intuition within our modern world of distraction and stress.
  10. Movie DetailsMiss Hokusai (2016) 8  AnimationDocumentary/True
    Japanese ukiyo-e painter Hokusai, as seen from the eyes of his artist daughter, Katsushika O-Ei.
  11. Movie DetailsMother! (2017) 8  HorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    Aronofsky's unsettling, grotesque allegory of artistic creation and consumption. The chaotic horror of powerlessness.
  12. Movie DetailsQuiet Place, A (2018) 8  HorrorSci-Fi
    In the post-apocalypse, people live in silence while hiding from blind creatures with supersensitive hearing.

  13. FAIR
  14. Movie DetailsErrementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil (2018) 6  FantasyHorror
    Depicts a Basque fable about a cunning blacksmith who makes a pact with the devil.
  15. Movie DetailsXX (2017) 6  Horror
    Four-part anthology of short horror films directed and written by women, including musician St. Vincent.

  16. ADEQUATE
  17. Movie DetailsBeyond, The (2018) 5  Sci-Fi
    Faux-documentary of astronauts, wormholes, cybernetics, alien life. Far-fetched pseudoscience. Solid visual effects.
  18. Movie DetailsDelirium (2018) 5  HorrorObscure/Rare
    Topher Grace, recently released from a mental institute, inherits his father's mansion. Haunted? Or psychosis?
  19. Movie DetailsExtinction (2018) 5  Sci-Fi
    A father is plagued by nightmares of a deadly alien invasion. But there's a twist.
  20. Movie DetailsGnome Alone (2017) 5  AnimationComedyFantasyObscure/Rare
    Help garden gnomes battle the Troggs and save the world? Or befriend wicked teenage girls?
  21. Movie DetailsHow It Ends (2018) 5  Sci-Fi
    After an apocalyptic event, a man travels west toward Seattle. How it ends is stupidly.

  22. FROM BAD TO WORSE
  23. Movie DetailsDesire (2017) CRAP  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Two estranged sisters reunite at a wedding. Lust destroys their lives again. Boring yet poetic.
  24. Movie DetailsDisappointments Room, The (2016) CRAP  Horror
    Disappointment was in the title, so I can't say I wasn't warned. Incoherent, spooky nonsense.


  25. How much time was spent watching movies?
    On average, Ian watched 0.1 films per day during the past 365 days.
    That's a daily average of about 6 minutes of cinema. Or, about 0.4 films per week.


    Statistical ratings distribution of these 19 films (1.2% of total rated films):
    With enough films included, it usually approximates a bell curve with a mean near 6.5...
    (especially when considering that CRAP is 0-4 combined).
    Average rating for these 19 films: 6.5.

    10:0%

    9:15.8%

    8:31.6%

    7:5.3%

    6:10.5%

    5:26.3%

    CRAP:10.5%



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