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My Top Films of 1932:

1.  Scarface: The Shame of a Nation

2.  Shanghai Express

3.  Horse Feathers

4.  I am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang

5.  Grand Hotel

6.  Million Dollar Legs

7.  Rain

8.  If I Had a Million

9.  Boudo Saved From Drowning

10. What Price Hollywood?

 

Runner Ups:

Trouble In Paradise

Tarzan, the Ape Man

Island of Lost Souls

The Mummy

The Old Dark House

Air Mail

One Hour With You

The Phantom President

American Madness

A Farewell to Arms

Love Me Tonight

Blonde Venus

Red Dust

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I'm taking a short break from cursing at my computer screen to inform you that IMDb has decided to once again "improve" their website, and one of those improvements is removing most of the sorting options for a user's list of rated movies. While I keep written logs of what I've seen listed by year, it is only the titles. I frequently used the IMDb ratings page to narrow my list of what I've seen to a given year, and then narrowed the field down even more to top and bottom rated movies. This allowed me to make my top ten lists on here. Subsequently, with the removal by IMDb of all of those features, I will no longer be updating this thread as the work to compile them is more effort than it's worth.

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7 hours ago, LawrenceA said:

I'm taking a short break from cursing at my computer screen to inform you that IMDb has decided to once again "improve" their website, and one of those improvements is removing most of the sorting options for a user's list of rated movies. While I keep written logs of what I've seen listed by year, it is only the titles. I frequently used the IMDb ratings page to narrow my list of what I've seen to a given year, and then narrowed the field down even more to top and bottom rated movies. This allowed me to make my top ten lists on here. Subsequently, with the removal by IMDb of all of those features, I will no longer be updating this thread as the work to compile them is more effort than it's worth.

Here, a secret page on IMDb. You can sort by your rating. :)

 

http://www.imdb.com/search/title

 

Plus, also, although one has to vote again on all the films they have seen (unless they import their ratings from IMDb which is an option), there is Letterboxd, a site that it is much easier to sort results at.

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6 minutes ago, CinemaInternational said:

Here, a secret page on IMDb. You can sort by your rating. :)

http://www.imdb.com/search/title

Plus, also, although one has to vote again on all the films they have seen (unless they import their ratings from IMDb which is an option), there is Letterboxd, a site that it is much easier to sort results at.

Thanks! I still don't like that they've removed the sorting options on the ratings page. It really makes no sense to do so, unless it somehow saves them money, which is likely the case. I keep finding IMDB to be less helpful instead of moreso, with first the comments being removed, and now this "streamlining".

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7 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

Thanks! I still don't like that they've removed the sorting options on the ratings page. It really makes no sense to do so, unless it somehow saves them money, which is likely the case. I keep finding IMDB to be less helpful instead of moreso, with first the comments being removed, and now this "streamlining".

Agreed. It has become a shell of itself there. Used to be a glorious site and now it is so irritating. But maybe though I am biased since I used to be a daily contributor on their forum for Oscars and Movie Awards. Well the site closed up, but me and many of the other posters, a lot of them good friends, packed up and post elsewhere now. And the site itself is very unfriendly for users now.

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Maybe you could migrate your data to some kind of software that has sorting?  I use filemaker as one of my sources for my film diaries.  You've seen a heulluva lot of films so it will most likely be time consuming but at least you will no longer be internet reliant.

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1 minute ago, Bogie56 said:

Maybe you could migrate your data to some kind of software that has sorting?  I use filemaker as one of my sources for my film diaries.  You've seen a heulluva lot of films so it will most likely be time consuming but at least you will no longer be internet reliant.

I'm not sure how that works with a laptop that has much smaller memory. I'm not tech savvy, but I think any bulk data storage would have to be done via cloud services, which I trust as much as IMDb. 

I thought about the program, as you've told me about it in the past, when this issue with IMDb cropped up. I'll look into it.

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Guess  I might as well share 1933, just for fun....

 

1. Duck Soup

2. Queen Christina

3. I'm No Angel

4. 42nd Street

5. Peg O' My Heart

6. She Done Him Wrong

7.Little Women

8.King Kong

9.Gold Diggers of 1933

10.Hold Your Man

 

Honorable Mentions: Morning Glory, Torch Singer, Female, Cavalcade, The Invisible Man, Dinner at Eight, Footlight Parade, Ann Vickers, Penthouse, Wild Boys of the Road, International House, The Little Giant, The White Sister, Baby Face, Rafter Romance, Brief Moment, Flying Down to Rio, Bombshell

 

Good: Perfect Understanding, Lady Killer, Eskimo, Christopher Strong, Midnight Mary, No Other Woman, Dancing Lady

 

OK: Three Cornered Moon, Double Harness, Our Betters

 

Acrid: Picture Snatcher

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1 hour ago, CinemaInternational said:

Guess  I might as well share 1933, just for fun....

I was going to post my 1933 picks after finishing up my 1933 movies today, but when I started using the Advance Search on IMDb, while I could narrow the list down to what I've seen and from what year, I still can't place them in order of highest-to-lowest rated. 

I can still make an updated list, but it will take longer. I'll edit this post when I'm finished.

Edit: Or just make a new post below!

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TOP TEN FAVORITE MOVIES OF 1933    (104 titles seen)

  1. King Kong
  2. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
  3. Duck Soup
  4. The Invisible Man
  5. Wild Boys of the Road
  6. Queen Christina
  7. Footlight Parade
  8. Dragnet Girl
  9. 42nd Street
  10. Dinner at Eight

Runner-ups: None.

TEN WORST MOVIES OF 1933

  1. The Flaming Signal
  2. In the Wake of the Bounty
  3. Somewhere in Sonora
  4. Jungle Bride
  5. The World Gone Mad
  6. Riders of Destiny
  7. His Private Secretary
  8. Oliver Twist
  9. Damaged Lives
  10. The Vampire Bat

TOP TEN BOX OFFICE OF 1933

  1. Queen Christina
  2. I'm No Angel
  3. King Kong
  4. 42nd Street
  5. She Done Him Wrong
  6. State Fair
  7. Dinner at Eight
  8. Hold Your Man
  9. Little Women
  10. Design for Living

 

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My Top Films of 1933:

1.  King Kong

2.  Eskimo

3.  Dinner at Eight

4.  The Private Life of Henry VIII

5.  Duck Soup

6.  Counsellor-at-Law

7.  Queen Christina

8.  I'm No Angel

9.  She Done Him Wrong

10.  Lady For a Day

Runner Ups:

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

The Kennel Murder Case

Quatorze Juiliet

Don Quixote (French version)

The Invisible Man

State Fair

Little Women

Design For Living

Viktor and Viktoria

Another Language

International House

Mystery of the Wax Museum

 

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ooo...1933 was full of great films...favorites:

Baby Face

Design for Living

42nd Street

Mystery of the Wax Museum

Gold Diggers of 1933

King Kong

Morning Glory

Lady For a Day

Penthouse

Footlight Parade

Dinner at Eight

Bombshell

Sons of the Desert

Ann Vickers

 

 

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TOP TEN FAVORITE MOVIES OF 1934    (104 movies seen)

  1. It Happened One Night
  2. The Thin Man
  3. The Scarlet Empress
  4. The Man Who Knew Too Much
  5. Twentieth Century
  6. The Black Cat
  7. It's a Gift
  8. Manhattan Melodrama
  9. The Gay Divorcee
  10. The Scarlet Pimpernel

Runner-ups (8/10): Les MiserablesThe Story of Floating WeedsThe Old Fashioned WayYou're Telling Me!

 

TEN WORST MOVIES OF 1934

  1. Maniac
  2. Drums o'Voodoo
  3. Chloe, Love Is Calling You
  4. The Road to Ruin
  5. The Woman Condemned
  6. King Kelly of the USA
  7. Mystery Liner
  8. The Mysterious Mr. Wong
  9. The Trail Beyond
  10. The Lost Jungle

 

TOP TEN BOX OFFICE OF 1934

  1. Viva Villa!
  2. Cleopatra
  3. The Barretts of Wimpole Street
  4. It Happened One Night
  5. The Thin Man
  6. The Richest Girl In the World
  7. The Gay Divorcee
  8. Imitation of Life
  9. The Girl from Missouri
  10. The House of Rothschild

 

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  • 1934...another good year..favorites:

Twentieth Century

The Thin Man

The Gay Divorcee

It Happened One Night

Imitation of Life

Of Human Bondage

Death Takes a Holiday

Evelyn Prentice

Upper World

Dames

Charlie Chan in London

The Black Cat

The Age of Innocence

Heat Lightning

Murder on the Blackboard

Jimmy the Gent

The Case of the Howling Dog

Servant's Entrance

(sorry for taking up so much room...can't get it to single space...)                                                                                                                

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My Top Films of 1934:    (51 seen)

1. Twentieth Century

2.  It Happened One Night

3.  The Scarlet Empress

4.  The Thin Man

5.  Les Miserables

6.  Tarzan and His Mate

7.  The Affairs of Cellini

8.  The Gay Divorcee

9.  La Signora di Tutti

10. Treasure Island

Runner Ups:

The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Private Life of Don Juan

L'Atalante

Anne of Green Gables

The Cat's Paw

The Count of Monte Cristo

Cleopatra

One Night of Love

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Of Human Bondage

Manhattan Melodrama

Broadway Bill

The Clairvoyant

David Harum

The Lsot Patrol

Bright Eyes

Catherine the Great

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1934

1. The Thin Man

2. The Gay Divorcee

3. The Barretts of Wimpole Street

4. Of Human Bondage

5. It Happened One Night

6. Imitation of Life

7. We're Not Dressing

8. The Man Who Knew Too Much

9. Sadie McKee

10. Murder at the Vanities

Honorary Mentions: The Lost Patrol, Chained, We Live Again, Thirty Day Princess, Dames, Operator 13, One Night of Love, Evelyn Prentice, Kiss and Make Up, Manhattan Melodrama, Death Takes a Holiday

Good: The Painted Veil, Here Comes the Navy, Forsaking All Others, The Girl from Missouri, Flirtation Walk, The Cat and the Fiddle, Bright Eyes, Baby Take a Bow, Little Miss Marker, Hollywood Party, Belle of the Nineties, Housewife, Flirtation Walk, Treasure Island, What Every Woman Knows

Need to probably rewatch to appreciate more: 20th Century

Tepid: Cleopatra, Ladies Should Listen, Fog Over Frisco (do not watch this one just for Bette Davis like I did, for you will be sorely disappointed)

 

And one in the mystery file as I think I saw Now and Forever as a child, but I'm not completely sure.

 

Footnote:I saw A Bill of Divorcement from 1932 yesterday. I think it would place at #7 for 1932

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TOP TEN FAVORITE MOVIES OF 1935    (109 movies seen)

  1. Bride of Frankenstein
  2. Mutiny on the Bounty
  3. Captain Blood
  4. The Informer
  5. Les Miserables
  6. Top Hat
  7. A Night at the Opera
  8. The 39 Steps
  9. China Seas
  10. A Tale of Two Cities

Runner-ups (all 8/10 rating): Carnival in FlandersAn Inn in TokyoMad LoveMan on the Flying TrapezePeter IbbetsonRuggles of Red GapTriumph of the Will.

TEN WORST MOVIES OF 1935

  1. Captured in Chinatown
  2. The Cocaine Fiends
  3. The Shadow of Silk Lennox
  4. Midnight Phantom
  5. Murder By Television
  6. The Dawn Rider
  7. A Scream in the Night
  8. Condemned to Live
  9. The Nut Farm
  10. Night Life of the Gods

TOP TEN BOX OFFICE OF 1935

  1. Mutiny on the Bounty
  2. Becky Sharp
  3. Bride of Frankenstein
  4. Top Hat
  5. The Littlest Rebel
  6. The Informer
  7. China Seas
  8. Barbary Coast
  9. Captain Blood
  10. Anna Karenina

 

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My Top Ten Films of 1935 (70 Seen):

1.  A Night at the Opera

2.  Triumph of the Will

3.  The Informer

4.  The Bride of Frankenstein

5.  Les Miserables

6.  Mutiny on the Bounty

7.  Anna Karenina

8.  David Copperfield

9.  The 39 Steps

10. The Lives of a Bengal Lancer

Runner Ups:

Hands Across the Table

Goin' to Town

Mad Love

Ruggles of Red Gap

Toni

Carnival In Flanders

G-Men

The Whole Town's Talking

Man on the Flying Trapeze

A Tale of Two Cities

Alice Adams

 

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1935 (saw 33 films)

1. David Copperfield

2. A Tale of Two Cities

3. Top Hat

4. Anna Karenina

5. Alice Adams

6. The Good Fairy

7. Dangerous

8. A Night at the Opera

9. Peter Ibbetson

10. Hands Across the Table

Honorary Mentions: Ruggles of Red Gap, Curly Top, Ah Wilderness, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Goin' to Town, Sylvia Scarlett, Roberta, Broadway Melody of 1936, Naughty Marietta, The Informer, China Seas

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Top Ten Favorite Movies of 1936        (105 titles seen)

  1. Modern Times
  2. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  3. My Man Godfrey
  4. Things to Come
  5. Cesar
  6. Swing Time
  7. The Story of a Cheat
  8. Dodsworth
  9. Fury
  10. San Francisco

Runner-ups (8/10): SabotageThe Garden of AllahA Day in the Country (short film), Flash Gordon (serial)

Ten Worst Movies of 1936

  1. Revolt of the Zombies
  2. Marihuana
  3. Gambling with Souls
  4. Reefer Madness
  5. The Lion Man
  6. Prison Shadows
  7. Shadow of Chinatown
  8. Song of the Gringo
  9. Trapped by Television
  10. We're in the Legion Now

Top Ten Box-Office of 1936

  1. San Francisco
  2. The Great Ziegfeld
  3. Modern Times
  4. These Three
  5. Camille
  6. Libeled Lady
  7. Three Smart Girls
  8. Poor Little Rich Girl
  9. The Charge of the Light Brigade
  10. Wife vs Secretary

 

My personal top ten didn't change much, just a little rearranging, and only one title added (The Story of a Cheat).

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My Top Ten Films of 1936 (81 seen): 

1.  Modern Times

2.  Our Relations

3.  Dodsworth

4.  The Man Who Could Work Miracles

5.  The Petrified Forest

6.  Rembrandt

7.  The Great Ziegfeld

8.  My Man Godfrey

9.  After the Thin Man

10. Romeo and Juliet

Runner Ups:

Libeled Lady, These Three, The Story of Louis Pasteur, Le Golem, Sabotage, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, The Lower Depths, A Day In the Country, Camille, Little Lord Fauntleroy, The Prisoner of Shark Island, Swing Time, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Desire, Intermezzo, The Last of the Mohicans.

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some favorites of 1936:

My Man Godfrey

Swing Time

The Ex-Mrs. Bradford

The Petrified Forest

Theodora Goes Wild

Secret Agent

San Francisco

Follow the Fleet

These Three

Charlie Chan at the Opera

Libeled Lady

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1936. This is a glorious year, with many prime examples of golden age moviemaking at its very best

1. Modern Times (My #1 Pick of All-Time)

2. Dodsworth

3. A Day in the Country

4. Libeled Lady

5. My Man Godfrey

6. Swing Time

7. Camille

8. Theodora Goes Wild

9. Fury

10. Romeo and Juliet

 

Honorary Mentions: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Anthony Adverse, The Petrified Forest, Follow the Fleet, Little Lord Fauntleroy, The Story of Louis Pasteur, Stowaway, After the Thin Man, The Princess Comes Across, The Ex Mrs. Bradford, Go West Young Man, The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, Wife Versus Secretary, These Three, San Francisco, Three Smart Girls, Love on the Run, Born to Dance, Rose Marie, The Great Ziegfeld

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Top Ten Favorite Movies of 1937    (103 titles seen)

  1. Grand Illusion
  2. Make Way for Tomorrow
  3. The Awful Truth
  4. Stage Door
  5. Captains Courageous
  6. A Day at the Races
  7. Dead End
  8. The Good Earth
  9. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  10. The Prince and the Pauper

Ten Worst Movies of 1937

  1. Killers of the Sea
  2. Arizona Days
  3. Hoosier Schoolboy
  4. Sing, Cowboy, Sing
  5. Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts
  6. A Bride for Henry
  7. Rhythm in the Clouds
  8. The Wrong Road
  9. Tarzan and the Green Goddess
  10. Sh! The Octopus

Top Ten Box-Office of 1937

  1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  2. The Good Earth
  3. One Hundred Man and a Girl
  4. Topper
  5. Wee Willie Winkie
  6. Stella Dallas
  7. In Old Chicago
  8. The Prince and the Pauper
  9. Saratoga
  10. The Life of Emile Zola
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1937

1. Stage Door

2. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

3. A Star is Born

4. The Good Earth

5. Nothing Sacred

6. Stella Dallas

7. Captains Courageous

8. Make Way for Tomorrow

9. Conquest

10. The Awful Truth

HMs: Quality Street, You Only Live Once, History is Made at Night, They Won't Forget, Easy Living, True Confession, Lost Horizon, Shall We Dance, In Old Chicago, The Life of Emile Zola, The Prince and the Pauper. Topper, Mannequin, Every Day's a Holiday, Kid Galahad, Marked Woman

Biggest Disappointment: The Bride Wore Red

Need to rewatch Grand Illusion as I was a bit distracted when I saw it. (Foolish me)

 

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