After one month of polling here on Fliks, 3,167 votes from Australian film fans have been tallied and today we announce the epic results…
We won’t spoil the fun of counting down the list, but here’s a breakdown of the Greatest and Worst results (with some of the winners given away).
100 GREATEST MOVIES EVER
Steven Spielberg is the director who appears most on the Greatest list – with six films (his highest ranked is Jurassic Park at #19, followed by Saving Private Ryan at #20). The Berg is followed by James Cameron (five films), Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese and Stanley Kubrick (four each).
Drama is the most popular genre taking up 35 of the 100 spots, followed by Sci-fi/Fantasy with 22. Only seven comedies made the list, along with nine thrillers, five musicals, four animated movies and two westerns.
As you’d expect, the list is dominated by American-made movies. There are four Australian productions (five if you include The Matrix) – Mad Max (#20), Max Max Fury Road (#62), Moulin Rouge! (#43) and The Castle (#96).
57 of the 100 are based on original scripts, while 43 are adaptations (mostly of novels) and one is a remake (The Departed).
Mad Max: Fury Road is the most recent film release to make the top 100.
20 WORST FILMS EVER
The only filmmakers to appear more than once on this list of shitters, is Michael Bay (with two Transformers entries) and filmmaking duo Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer (Epic Movie and Disaster Movie).
And a big congratulations to Nicolas Cage, who stars in none of the 20 worst films ever made.
There are more films from female directors in the Worst 20 (two - 50 Shades of Grey and Twilight) than in the top 100 (no films at all). Titanic is rated as both one of the greatest (#15) and one of the worst (#13) films of all time. Two batman-related films made the Bottom 20 (Catwoman and Batman & Robin) while only one made the top 100 (The Dark Knight).