A Life in Film

essie essie’s all-time stats

10,852 Films

11,422 Hours

4,411 Directors

166 Countries

Top films

Favorite Films of 2020

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the year of anya taylor-joy.

  • Movie That Invites Pausing
  • Lamentations
  • Glenville
  • Maggie's Farm
  • Apiyemiyekî?
  • Autofiction
  • Standing Forward Full
  • Figure Minus Fact
  • There must be some kind of way out of here
  • Emma.
  • Glimpses from a Visit to Orkney in Summer 1995
  • Kajillionaire
  • Substance Without Science
  • In the Era
  • Her* Hands and His Forms
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Her Socialist Smile
  • With Love – Volume One 1987-1996
  • A Woman in Trouble Is a Temporary Thing
  • Curious Fantasies

My Favorite Films of 2019

essie

Just sending love to everyone here.

  • White Noise
  • Science Without Substance
  • 48 War Movies
  • Apricity
  • Rushing Green with Horses
  • 27 Thoughts About My Father
  • Instructions on How to Make a Film
  • It has to be lived once and dreamed twice
  • Pelourinho, They Don’t Really Care About Us
  • Red Film
  • Green Ash
  • Tunafish Sandwich Piece
  • Memento Stella
  • Re: The Operation
  • Black Bus Stop
  • Vitalina Varela
  • Drill
  • Cézanne
  • Two Sisters Who Are Not Sisters
  • Hrvoji, Look at You from the Tower

By release year

1874 2022
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Highest rated decades

1970s
L'Enfant qui a pissé des paillettes
Out 1
Athanor
Group III: Sunlight/Floating/Afternoon
Uski Roti
At Uluru
Le gant de l'autre
Maya
Ruskin
Double Labyrinthe
Sweating Blood
Skin of Your Eye
Film Feedback
Behind the Green Door
Torre Bela
Ludwig
Who Invented the Yoyo? Who Invented the Moon Buggy?
Mera Naam Joker
Prisoners of Conscience
The Age of the Medici
1920s
The Docks of New York
The Gold Rush
The Last Command
The Last Laugh
The Wedding March
Beggars of Life
Strike
A Sixth Part of the World
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Arsenal
Zvenigora
Steamboat Bill, Jr.
Neighbors
The Scarecrow
Four Sons
Greed
Salomé
Isn't Life Wonderful
Dream Street
Way Down East
1980s
Eureka
Venise n'existe pas
Faust's Other: An Idyll
Nostalgia
New Shores
Faustfilm: An Opera: Part I
Love Streams
Flash Passion
Querelle
The Second Journey (To Uluru)
Unheimlich II: Astarti
Falling. Desert. Syn
Five Year Diary, Reel 23: A Breakdown (and) After the Mental Hospital (September 1–December 13, 1982)
Chutes de Lacrima Christi
The Secret Garden
Lacrima Christi
Habeas Corpus
Scorpion Thunderbolt
Life Classes
Iguana

Featured lists

The Best Experimental Films of the 2010s

essie

it wasn't until i sat down to make this that i actually…

  • Love Is the Message, the Message Is Death
  • The Grand Bizarre
  • American Falls
  • The Extravagant Shadows
  • Listening to the Space in My Room
  • August and After
  • Grosse fatigue
  • Faust Sonnengesang
  • Puchuncaví
  • Joys of Waiting for the Broadway Bus #2
  • Glide of Transparency
  • We Had the Experience but Missed the Meaning
  • Brouillard #14
  • A Gathering of Crystals
  • Palace of Colours
  • Elixir
  • It has to be lived once and dreamed twice
  • The House Is Yet to be Built
  • glory
  • The Crack-Up

in the morning in the winter shade on the first of march on the holiday

essie

1-25 ranked, the rest abc...my one hundred favorite experimental films...smol experimental…

  • Carolyn And Me: Part One
  • The Secret Garden
  • The Visitation
  • Maya
  • All My Life
  • My Mountain Song 27
  • Gammelion
  • Winged Dialogue
  • Waterfall
  • Venise n'existe pas
  • New York Film Diary
  • Huge Pupils
  • What The Water Said, nos. 4-6
  • Unheimlich II: Astarti
  • New Shores
  • Et Resurrectus Est
  • come wishes be horses
  • Five Year Diary, Reel 23: A Breakdown (and) After the Mental Hospital (September 1–December 13, 1982)
  • No President
  • Autre fois j'ai aimé une femme

Genres, countries & languages

Drama
3,659 films
Documentary
1,803 films
Comedy
1,133 films
Romance
807 films
Animation
523 films
Thriller
511 films
Crime
508 films
Fantasy
486 films
Horror
434 films
Action
330 films
USA
3,413 films
France
1,708 films
UK
706 films
Germany
647 films
Japan
564 films
Italy
366 films
Canada
289 films
Spain
191 films
Austria
149 films
Switzerland
145 films
English
6,846 films
French
1,738 films
German
673 films
Spanish
620 films
Japanese
563 films
Italian
393 films
Russian
252 films
Portuguese
248 films
Chinese
201 films

List progress

Collections

  • Dead Man's Letters
  • A Visitor to a Museum
  • Russian Symphony

Apocalypse Trilogy 2 of 3 watched

  • Before Sunrise
  • Before Sunset
  • Before Midnight

Before... Collection 2 of 3 watched

  • Dragon Inn
  • New Dragon Gate Inn
  • Flying Swords Of Dragon Gate

Dragon Inn 2 of 3 watched

  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • The Godfather: Part III

The Godfather Collection 2 of 3 watched

  • Halloweentown
  • Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge
  • Halloweentown High

Halloweentown Collection 3 of 4 watched

  • Hostel
  • Hostel: Part II
  • Hostel: Part III

Hostel Collection 2 of 3 watched

  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Day of the Dead

Living Dead Collection 3 of 4 watched

  • Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
  • Mon Oncle
  • PlayTime

Monsieur Hulot - Saga 3 of 4 watched

  • Paradise: Love
  • Paradise: Faith
  • Paradise: Hope

Paradise Trilogy 2 of 3 watched

  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man
  • Tetsuo II: Body Hammer
  • Tetsuo: The Bullet Man

Tetsuo Collection 2 of 3 watched

Most watched

The Secret Garden

4 times

Zodiac

3 times

Variations

3 times

The New World

3 times

Cats

3 times

Phantom Thread

3 times

Remembrance: A Portrait Study

3 times

First Reformed

3 times

Vertigo

3 times

The Brown Bunny

twice

Last Days in a Lonely Place

twice

Pinocchio

twice

Hook

twice

The Gold Rush

twice

The Wind Is Driving Him Toward the Open Sea

twice

Glass Shadows

twice

Apex

twice

Venise n'existe pas

twice

Rated higher than average Patron

Cats

★★★★½ vs 1.40

Lady in the Water

★★★★½ vs 2.37

Empire

★★★★½ vs 2.40

#Horror

★★★½ vs 1.43

Exorcist II: The Heretic

★★★★ vs 2.00

Plan 9 from Outer Space

★★★★ vs 2.17

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

★★★★ vs 2.18

Pompeii

★★★★ vs 2.21

I Know Who Killed Me

★★★½ vs 1.72

Eureka

★★★★★ vs 3.24

Night of the Ghouls

★★★★ vs 2.36

Resident Evil: Retribution

★★★★ vs 2.46

Rated lower than average Patron

Whiplash

½ vs 4.36

Forrest Gump

½ vs 4.11

The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling

½ vs 4.07

Jojo Rabbit

½ vs 4.05

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

½ vs 3.98

American Beauty

½ vs 3.97

The Silence of the Lambs

vs 4.31

Patton

½ vs 3.80

Mississippi Burning

½ vs 3.78

Braveheart

½ vs 3.78

Fight Club

vs 4.26

Taxi Driver

vs 4.23

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