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Last film added: March 25, 2017. There are currently 1522 films in the database (since 1996).


    Watched During 2013

    Search returned all films watched in 2013
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    MASTERPIECES
  1. Movie DetailsBeasts of the Southern Wild (2012) 10  FantasyFilmometer Best Film of the Year
  2. Movie DetailsGravity (2013) 10  Sci-FiI own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
  3. Movie DetailsMr. Nobody (2010) 10  FantasyMind-blowingSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
  4. Movie DetailsPerks of Being a Wallflower, The (2012) 10  
  5. Movie DetailsSearching for Sugar Man (2012) 10  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True

  6. EXCELLENT
  7. Movie DetailsAi Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
  8. Movie DetailsArgo (2012) 9  Documentary/TrueAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
  9. Movie DetailsChildren of Heaven (1999) 9  
  10. Movie DetailsChop Shop (2008) 9  Obscure/Rare
  11. Movie DetailsDjango Unchained (2012) 9  With Sex/Nudity
  12. Movie DetailsEnter the Void (2010) 9  FantasyWith Sex/Nudity
  13. Movie DetailsFrances Ha (2013) 9  Comedy
  14. Movie DetailsHoly Motors (2012) 9  FantasyWith Sex/Nudity
  15. Movie DetailsJiro Dreams of Sushi (2012) 9  Documentary/True
  16. Movie DetailsLife of Pi (2012) 9  Fantasy
  17. Movie DetailsLives of Others, The (2007) 9  ConspiracyWith Sex/Nudity
  18. Movie DetailsLooper (2012) 9  Mind-blowingSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
  19. Movie DetailsPlace Beyond the Pines, The (2013) 9  
  20. Movie DetailsRoom 237 (2013) 9  ConspiracyWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
  21. Movie DetailsRuby Sparks (2012) 9  ComedyFantasy
  22. Movie DetailsSafety Not Guaranteed (2012) 9  ComedySci-Fi
  23. Movie DetailsSeparation, A (2011) 9  
  24. Movie DetailsSilver Linings Playbook (2012) 9  ComedyWith Sex/NuditySport
  25. Movie DetailsTwilight Samurai, The (2004) 9  
  26. Movie DetailsUpstream Color (2013) 9  Mind-blowingObscure/RareSci-Fi
  27. Movie DetailsWinter's Bone (2010) 9  Conspiracy
  28. Movie DetailsZero Dark Thirty (2012) 9  Documentary/True

  29. VERY GOOD
  30. Movie Details3 Idiots (2009) 8  ComedyMusical/Music
  31. Movie Details5 Broken Cameras (2012) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
  32. Movie DetailsCloud Atlas (2012) 8  Sci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
  33. Movie DetailsCold Weather (2011) 8  ComedyObscure/Rare
  34. Movie DetailsComputer Chess (2013) 8  ComedyObscure/Rare
  35. Movie DetailsDark Knight Rises, The (2012) 8  FantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
  36. Movie DetailsFrom Up on Poppy Hill (2013) 8  Animation
  37. Movie DetailsHalf Nelson (2006) 8  
  38. Movie DetailsI'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2007) 8  ComedySci-Fi
  39. Movie DetailsKing of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, The (2007) 8  SportDocumentary/True
  40. Movie DetailsLight Bulb Conspiracy: The Untold Story of Planned Obsole... (2011) 8  ConspiracyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
  41. Movie DetailsLincoln (2012) 8  Documentary/True
  42. Movie DetailsMaster, The (2012) 8  With Sex/Nudity
  43. Movie DetailsMoneyball (2011) 8  SportDocumentary/True
  44. Movie DetailsParanoia Agent: Complete Collection (2004) 8  AnimationHorrorObscure/RareTV Shows
  45. Movie DetailsParaNorman (2012) 8  AnimationComedyFantasyHorror
  46. Movie DetailsPurge (2013) 8  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
  47. Movie DetailsSin Nombre (2009) 8  With Sex/Nudity
  48. Movie DetailsSkin I Live In, The (2011) 8  HorrorSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
  49. Movie DetailsStar Trek: Into Darkness (2013) 8  Sci-Fi
  50. Movie DetailsTell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak (2009) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
  51. Movie DetailsTrance (2013) 8  Mind-blowingWith Sex/Nudity
  52. Movie DetailsTruth About Romance, The (2013) 8  ComedyObscure/Rare
  53. Movie DetailsWaiting for 'Superman' (2010) 8  Documentary/True
  54. Movie DetailsWreck-It Ralph (2012) 8  AnimationComedy

  55. GOOD
  56. Movie Details2 Days in New York (2012) 7  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
  57. Movie DetailsAdventures of Tintin, The (2011) 7  Animation
  58. Movie DetailsBomb It (2008) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
  59. Movie DetailsCalles Hablan, Las (2013) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
  60. Movie DetailsCharlie Bartlett (2008) 7  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
  61. Movie DetailsElysium (2013) 7  Sci-Fi
  62. Movie DetailsEuropa Report (2013) 7  Sci-Fi
  63. Movie DetailsFL: Unpremeditated Movie (2013) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
  64. Movie DetailsGreat Gatsby, The (2013) 7  
  65. Movie DetailsHouse of Pleasures (2011) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
  66. Movie DetailsHunger Games, The (2012) 7  ConspiracySci-Fi
  67. Movie DetailsIdiots and Angels (2009) 7  AnimationComedyFantasyObscure/Rare
  68. Movie DetailsJellyfish (2008) 7  Obscure/Rare
  69. Movie DetailsJesus Henry Christ (2012) 7  ComedyObscure/Rare
  70. Movie DetailsLawless (2012) 7  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
  71. Movie DetailsLife During Wartime (2010) 7  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
  72. Movie DetailsLimitless (2011) 7  Sci-Fi
  73. Movie DetailsLunopolis (2009) 7  ConspiracyMind-blowingObscure/RareSci-Fi
  74. Movie DetailsNines, The (2007) 7  FantasySci-Fi
  75. Movie DetailsOr, My Treasure (2005) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
  76. Movie DetailsPhantom (2013) 7  Obscure/Rare
  77. Movie DetailsPontypool (2010) 7  HorrorObscure/Rare
  78. Movie DetailsRoad to Nowhere (2011) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
  79. Movie DetailsRobot & Frank (2012) 7  ComedySci-Fi
  80. Movie DetailsSeeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) 7  ComedySci-Fi
  81. Movie DetailsWhen Time Becomes a Woman (2013) 7  Obscure/RareSci-Fi
  82. Movie DetailsWorld War Z (2013) 7  HorrorSci-Fi
  83. Movie DetailsXX/XY (2002) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity

  84. FAIR
  85. Movie DetailsAwakening, The (2012) 6  HorrorWith Sex/Nudity
  86. Movie DetailsCasa de mi Padre (2012) 6  Comedy
  87. Movie DetailsCrystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (2013) 6  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
  88. Movie DetailsExterminating Angels, The (2007) 6  FantasyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
  89. Movie DetailsHyde Park on Hudson (2012) 6  ComedyDocumentary/True
  90. Movie DetailsIngenious (2009) 6  ComedyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
  91. Movie DetailsDr. Seuss' The Lorax (2012) 6  AnimationComedyFantasyMusical/Music
  92. Movie DetailsPacific Rim (2013) 6  Sci-Fi
  93. Movie DetailsRules of Attraction, The (2002) 6  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity

  94. ADEQUATE
  95. Movie DetailsFDR: American Badass! (2012) 5  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
  96. Movie DetailsTransformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) 5  ConspiracySci-FiComic Book/Superhero

  97. FROM BAD TO WORSE
  98. Movie DetailsWild Girl Waltz (2013) CRAP  ComedyObscure/Rare


  99. How much time was spent watching movies?
    On average, Ian watched 0.3 films per day during the past 365 days.
    That's a daily average of about 27 minutes of cinema. Or, about 1.8 films per week.


    Statistical ratings distribution of these 92 films (6% 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 92 films: 7.7.

    10:5.4%

    9:23.9%

    8:27.2%

    7:30.4%

    6:9.8%

    5:2.2%

    CRAP:1.1%



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