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    Default The Hindsight Awards: best movies of 1999. Round 2: rating

    Welcome (back) to the Hindsight Awards. It's a well known fact that not all things that are a hit become a classic, nor the other way around. So as the award season for movies from 2019 starts warming up, we will be ranking the best movies released in 1999. The contest will be decided in 3 rounds, with this being round 2.

    Round 1: Nomination.
    In round 1 anyone can name movies that were originally released for the first time in 1999. Any and every movie that is named will make it into round 2.

    Round 2: Rating. (You are here)
    In round 2 the full list of movies suggested in round 1 is posted. Everyone can rate any and all movies they want to rate on a scale from 0 to 5. Which movies move on to the next round is determined not by their total score, but by their average rating. A movie that only a few people have an opinion about has just as much of a chance to make it as one that everyone scored. The only exception is that a movie must have been rated by at least 2 people to be eligible. If you were the only person here who remembers it, it was probably not the best movie of 1999.

    Round 3: Voting.
    The 6 highest rated movies from round 2 (why 6? Because it's a good number) will move on to the voting round. This will be run using a preferential/ranked vorig system, a modified Borda count. (Exact details in the startup post of round 3). Anyone can vote by listing all 6 movies on the shortlist from best to worst. The winner will be crowned the best movie of 1999.

    So this is round 2. Below I'm posting a table containing all nominated movies from round 1 in alphabetical order (by English title where possible, not counting articles (the, a, an), putting numbers before letters). It would really help me if you submitted your ratings by copying this table into your post (quote my message and cut-paste or copy-paste the table code out of the quote, then delete the quote) and filled in a whole number from 0 to 5 (between the [td] and [/td] after the movie title, [td] and [/td] indicate a cell of the table, so all the [td][/td]lines are the empty cells) for every movie you want to rate. Movies you do not want to rate can be left blank, or you can enter "-". Note that not rating a movie and rating a movie 0 are very different. Not rating indicates no opinion and leaves the fate of the movie in the hands of people who do have an opinion, 0 means you think the movie is bad and/or should not win.

    This round will last until Friday the 24th of January. When every part of the world rolls over to Saturday the 25th the round is closed and the votes will be tallied.

    Movie Rating
    The 13th Warrior
    8mm
    All About My Mother (Spanish: Todo sobre mi madre)
    American Beauty
    Attack the Gas Station! (Korean: 주유소 습격 사건)
    Audition (Japanese: Ōdishon)
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
    Being John Malkovich
    Bicentennial Man
    The Boondock Saints
    Bowfinger
    Boys Don't Cry
    Bringing out the Dead
    The Cider House Rules
    Cruel Intentions
    Dogma
    Entrapment
    eXistenZ
    Eyes Wide Shut
    Fight Club
    Galaxy Quest
    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
    The Green Mile
    Girl, Interrupted
    House On Haunted Hill
    In Dreams
    The Iron Giant
    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
    Magnolia
    The Matrix
    The Mummy
    Notting Hill
    The Red Violin
    Ravenous
    Ride with the Devil
    The Sixth Sense
    Sleepy Hollow
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
    Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
    The Straight Story
    Tarzan
    The Thirteenth Floor
    Three Kings
    Titus
    Topsy-Turvy
    Toy Story 2
    The Virgin Suicides
    Werner Volles Roo (No English title, title translates to roughly "Werner (=main character name) - Full-on Warblgarbl")
    Wild Wild West
    The World Is Not Enough

    (Monkeybone was nominated, but appears to be from 2001, despite being listed on the Wikipedia page I linked.)

    Have fun, and let's rate!





    Here is the list of nominees without table format, if you need that for anything or can't see the table:

    The 13th Warrior
    8mm
    All About My Mother (Spanish: Todo sobre mi madre)
    American Beauty
    Attack the Gas Station! (Korean: 주유소 습격 사건)
    Audition (Japanese: Ōdishon)
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
    Being John Malkovich
    Bicentennial Man
    The Boondock Saints
    Bowfinger
    Boys Don't Cry
    Bringing out the Dead
    The Cider House Rules
    Cruel Intentions
    Dogma
    Entrapment
    eXistenZ
    Eyes Wide Shut
    Fight Club
    Galaxy Quest
    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
    The Green Mile
    Girl, Interrupted
    House On Haunted Hill
    In Dreams
    The Iron Giant
    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
    Magnolia
    The Matrix
    The Mummy
    Notting Hill
    The Red Violin
    Ravenous
    Ride with the Devil
    The Sixth Sense
    Sleepy Hollow
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
    Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
    The Straight Story
    Tarzan
    The Thirteenth Floor
    Three Kings
    Titus
    Topsy-Turvy
    Toy Story 2
    The Virgin Suicides
    Werner Volles Roo (No English title, title translates to roughly "Werner (=main character name) - Full-on Warblgarbl")
    Wild Wild West
    The World Is Not Enough
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    Green Mile: 5/5. One of the best adaptations of all time.
    The Iron Giant: 5/5. Wish Soviet threats got to be real post-1989, but that doesn't change facts: this is one of the best animated films ever made. 2D. Original. Guaranteed to generate the best kind of tears. They don't make them like this anymore.
    Toy Story 2: 4/5. Was a harbinger of the new era of animation which fills me now with a slight wearied loathing, but that influence is because it was really really good.
    The Matrix: 4/5. Seminal concept, like it or hate it. The graphics don't hold up and no one really cares about the characters, but it's a definitive movie no question.
    Bowfinger: 4/5. Probably the best movie in which Eddie Murphy is Eddie Murphy.
    Notting Hill: 3/5. It's a gimmicky rom-com done pretty well. That's a three.
    Phantom Menace: 2/5. There's a lot of prequel nostalgia about these days, but it's beholden almost entirely to the other two movies. Valorum's deposition is really all this film has going for it. (ETA: Okay, and Duel of the Fates. Star Wars isn't even what I mean when I speak of May the fourth but I will gladly compromise on that piece.)

    Have not seen American Beauty, but will humbly suggest that "what if the suburbs are actually rife with seediness" isn't half as Fresh and Artistic as it was made out to be at the time.
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    I've not seen many movies on this list, but... let's rate which ones I have.
    Movie Rating
    The Iron Giant 5/5
    The Matrix 4/5
    Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 3/5
    The Iron Giant is one of those movies that can get an emotional reaction out of me every time. It's beautiful, doesn't have any part where you feel it's wasting time, the characterization is great... you just feel it has heart. I saw it again but on the big screen last year... and, man, that just made it hit all the harder.

    The Matrix is good (at least as a self-contained story). While it may not be perfect, and some things (such as humans as batteries) might fall apart if you think about it too much, it's absolutely still a great story, with cool scenes, and is just overall a fun watch. I think it was only once or twice that I felt like a scene was overstaying its welcome.

    I probably have a more charitable view of The Phantom Menace than both, but I feel like it's a decent enough movie. Not the best, but completely watchable, even if it does have some issues holding it back.

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    My ratings are based on how likely it would be that I'd be willing to rewatch each movie.

    Movie Rating
    Being John Malkovich 4/5
    eXistenZ 3/5
    Galaxy Quest 5/5
    The Matrix 4/5
    The Mummy 3/5
    Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 1/5
    Tarzan 2/5
    Toy Story 2 4/5

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    Too difficult trying to reduce the table on mobile, sorry. Ratings for movies that I'm positive that I've seen, though I'm sure I might have watched most of these. High ratings for films that I have seen and enjoyed more than once. Low ratings are even a little generous. I'll never watch American Beauty again. Titus got one point for Sir Anthony Hopkins and one for visuals, but otherwise the film was unwatchable garbage.

    Movie Rating
    The 13th Warrior 4
    8mm
    All About My Mother (Spanish: Todo sobre mi madre)
    American Beauty 2
    Attack the Gas Station! (Korean: 주유소 습격 사건)
    Audition (Japanese: Ōdishon)
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 3
    Being John Malkovich
    Bicentennial Man 4
    The Boondock Saints 5
    Bowfinger
    Boys Don't Cry
    Bringing out the Dead
    The Cider House Rules
    Cruel Intentions
    Dogma 4
    Entrapment
    eXistenZ
    Eyes Wide Shut
    Fight Club 3
    Galaxy Quest 5
    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
    The Green Mile 5
    Girl, Interrupted
    House On Haunted Hill
    In Dreams
    The Iron Giant 5
    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 5
    Magnolia
    The Matrix 5
    The Mummy 3
    Notting Hill
    The Red Violin 4
    Ravenous
    Ride with the Devil
    The Sixth Sense 4
    Sleepy Hollow 3
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut 4
    Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 3
    The Straight Story
    Tarzan 3
    The Thirteenth Floor 4
    Three Kings 3
    Titus 2
    Topsy-Turvy
    Toy Story 2 3
    The Virgin Suicides
    Werner Volles Roo (No English title, title translates to roughly "Werner (=main character name) - Full-on Warblgarbl")
    Wild Wild West 4
    The World Is Not Enough 4

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    Default Re: The Hindsight Awards: best movies of 1999. Round 2: rating

    Quote Originally Posted by Imbalance View Post
    Too difficult trying to reduce the table on mobile, sorry.
    No this is perfect, I can paste it straight into Excel this way. And even if I decide to do the counting manually it's easier to have a set order to the titles.

    I will count all votes, but in this formatting it is the least work for me.

    (Although for people rating only a handful of movies there isn't much of a difference, so I understand if they want to keep the forum clutter down instead. There's something to say for that as well.)
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    From my memory

    The 13th Warrior 3/5
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 2/5
    Being John Malkovich 5/5
    Bicentennial Man 2/5
    Cruel Intentions 2/5
    Dogma 4/5
    Entrapment 3/5
    eXistenZ 4/5
    Fight Club 5/5
    Galaxy Quest 5/5
    The Green Mile 3/5
    The Iron Giant 4/5
    The Matrix 5/5
    The Mummy 4/5
    Notting Hill 3/5
    The Sixth Sense 5/5
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut 3/5
    Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 1/5
    Tarzan 2/5
    Three Kings 4/5
    Toy Story 2 4/5
    Wild Wild West 2/5
    The World Is Not Enough 2/5

    This is mostly premised on me remembering the movie enough to judge it, I have seen several more but not enough to give them an honest assessment. Generally 4/5's or higher are movies I've sought out and kept on DVD/Blu-Ray for continued watching. 3/5's are me remembering they're decent-to-good movies but without me feeling much compunction to keep them around in my library. 2/5's or below either aged poorly or weren't especially good.

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    I submit these ratings
    Movie Rating
    The 13th Warrior 3/5
    American Beauty 4/5
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 3/5
    Being John Malkovich 5/5
    Bicentennial Man 4/5
    Cruel Intentions 4/5
    Dogma 5/5
    Entrapment 3/5
    Eyes Wide Shut 4/5
    Fight Club 5/5
    Galaxy Quest 4/5
    The Green Mile 4/5
    The Iron Giant 5/5
    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 4/5
    The Matrix 5/5
    The Mummy 2/5
    The Sixth Sense 5/5
    Sleepy Hollow 4/5
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut 4/5
    Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 2/5
    Tarzan 3/5
    The Thirteenth Floor 4/5
    Toy Story 2 4/5
    Wild Wild West 1/5
    The World Is Not Enough 2/5
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    Giving ratings to only those I remember well enough. (Like 8mm, and Notting Hill? I know I've watched those, but can't remember anything about them for the life of me.)

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    The 13th Warrior
    8mm
    All About My Mother (Spanish: Todo sobre mi madre)
    American Beauty 4/5
    Attack the Gas Station! (Korean: 주유소 습격 사건)
    Audition (Japanese: Ōdishon)
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 3/5
    Being John Malkovich 4/5
    Bicentennial Man 2/5
    The Boondock Saints
    Bowfinger
    Boys Don't Cry
    Bringing out the Dead
    The Cider House Rules
    Cruel Intentions
    Dogma
    Entrapment
    eXistenZ 4/5
    Eyes Wide Shut
    Fight Club 4/5
    Galaxy Quest 4/5
    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
    The Green Mile 4/5
    Girl, Interrupted
    House On Haunted Hill
    In Dreams
    The Iron Giant
    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
    Magnolia
    The Matrix 5/5
    The Mummy
    Notting Hill
    The Red Violin
    Ravenous
    Ride with the Devil
    The Sixth Sense 5/5
    Sleepy Hollow
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
    Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 3/5
    The Straight Story
    Tarzan
    The Thirteenth Floor
    Three Kings 4/5
    Titus
    Topsy-Turvy
    Toy Story 2
    The Virgin Suicides
    Werner Volles Roo (No English title, title translates to roughly "Werner (=main character name) - Full-on Warblgarbl")
    Wild Wild West 2/5
    The World Is Not Enough 2/5
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    Default Re: The Hindsight Awards: best movies of 1999. Round 2: rating

    O, I completely forgot to add an end date, but I added it into the opening post now. Rating can be done until the end of Friday January 24.
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    Well, lets see....


    The 13th Warrior 4/5
    8mm 3.5/5
    All About My Mother (Spanish: Todo sobre mi madre)-
    American Beauty 4/5
    Attack the Gas Station! (Korean: 주유소 습격 사건)-
    Audition (Japanese: Ōdishon)-
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 1.5/5
    Being John Malkovich 3.5/5
    Bicentennial Man 3/5
    The Boondock Saints-
    Bowfinger-
    Boys Don't Cry-
    Bringing out the Dead-
    The Cider House Rules-
    Cruel Intentions-
    Dogma 4.5/5
    Entrapment-
    eXistenZ 4.5/5
    Eyes Wide Shut 3/5
    Fight Club 4.5/5
    Galaxy Quest 4/5
    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai 3.5/5
    The Green Mile 4/5
    Girl, Interrupted-
    House On Haunted Hill-
    In Dreams-
    The Iron Giant 4.5/5
    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels-
    Magnolia-
    The Matrix 4.5/5
    The Mummy 4/5
    Notting Hill-
    The Red Violin-
    Ravenous-
    Ride with the Devil-
    The Sixth Sense 4/5
    Sleepy Hollow 3.5/5
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut 2.5/5
    Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 2.5/5
    The Straight Story-
    Tarzan-
    The Thirteenth Floor 3.5/5
    Three Kings 3.5/5
    Titus-
    Topsy-Turvy-
    Toy Story 2 3.5/5
    The Virgin Suicides-
    Werner Volles Roo (No English title, title translates to roughly "Werner (=main character name) - Full-on Warblgarbl" Addendum: You can also simply translate it as Full Throttle" and use a Hillbilly accent^^)) 2/5
    Wild Wild West 3.5/5
    The World Is Not Enough 3.5/5
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    Okay, time for my own ratings. Fun fact: there are exactly 50 nominees.

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    The 13th Warrior 2
    8mm
    All About My Mother (Spanish: Todo sobre mi madre)
    American Beauty 4
    Attack the Gas Station! (Korean: 주유소 습격 사건)
    Audition (Japanese: Ōdishon)
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 3
    Being John Malkovich 3
    Bicentennial Man 2
    The Boondock Saints 4
    Bowfinger
    Boys Don't Cry
    Bringing out the Dead
    The Cider House Rules
    Cruel Intentions
    Dogma 3
    Entrapment 3
    eXistenZ 4
    Eyes Wide Shut
    Fight Club 3
    Galaxy Quest 4
    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
    The Green Mile 5
    Girl, Interrupted
    House On Haunted Hill
    In Dreams
    The Iron Giant
    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
    Magnolia
    The Matrix 5
    The Mummy 5
    Notting Hill
    The Red Violin
    Ravenous 5
    Ride with the Devil
    The Sixth Sense 3
    Sleepy Hollow 2
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut 4
    Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 3
    The Straight Story
    Tarzan 3
    The Thirteenth Floor 4
    Three Kings 5
    Titus
    Topsy-Turvy
    Toy Story 2 3
    The Virgin Suicides
    Werner Volles Roo (No English title, title translates to roughly "Werner (=main character name) - Full-on Warblgarbl")
    Wild Wild West 3
    The World Is Not Enough 2


    Remarks on some of my ratings:
    I may have been a little generous all in all. What's the point of rating one movie five stars if there are so many to choose from?
    I'm a little surprised by the love of The 13th Warrior around here. I remember it as quite bad. I think I may need to rewatch it. Definitely will try to track it down if it makes the top six.
    I used to be mad that American Beauty won the Oscar, thinking it was some sort of heavy Lolita-style Oscar bait. Since I've seen it I think it's actually pretty good as a comedy and a product of its time, and not overly Oscar-baity at all. Since I rarely like "adult" comedies (kids cartoons tend to blow them straight out of the water), that says quite a bit. So it gets a bit of an extra boost for being something I usually wouldn't like but did. Kind of the inverse of what happened to The 13th Warrior.
    The Green Mile is great. Another movie that might not be up my usual street, but beautifully done.
    The Mummy is a beautiful early teens memory for me, so **** it 5 points.
    Ravenous is one of those movies I'm glad someone nominated, it's quite the little gem of a horrory/gory/periody movie.
    Star Wars episode 1 holds no special place in my hard aside from the fact that Pod Racing is in my mind the most Star Wars thing ever. So I'm going by the good feeling that gives me.
    The Thirteenth Floor had the misfortune of coming out close to the Matrix. They deal with similar themes, and the Matrix is the more spectacular film of the two, but the difference in enjoyability isn't that big. Floor was executed very competently and has fun with its premise.
    Three Kings is a good war/heist movie. It walks the line between serious war movie with some societal commentary and just enjoyable shooting movie pretty well.
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    I'm kind of amused that my joke suggestion of Werner is actually on this list now. Like, I don't remotely like that movie, it was just my little brother's favourite when he was about... eight years old or so?
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    The 13th Warrior 4/5
    8mm 2/5
    All About My Mother (Spanish: Todo sobre mi madre)
    American Beauty 3/5
    Attack the Gas Station! (Korean: 주유소 습격 사건)
    Audition (Japanese: Ōdishon) 4/5
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 3/5
    Being John Malkovich 3/5
    Bicentennial Man
    The Boondock Saints 3/5
    Bowfinger 4/5
    Boys Don't Cry
    Bringing out the Dead
    The Cider House Rules
    Cruel Intentions 3/5
    Dogma 4/5
    Entrapment 1/5
    eXistenZ 4/5
    Eyes Wide Shut 3/5
    Fight Club 5/5
    Galaxy Quest 4/5
    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai 4/5
    The Green Mile
    Girl, Interrupted
    House On Haunted Hill 4/5
    In Dreams
    The Iron Giant
    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 4/5
    Magnolia
    The Matrix 5/5
    The Mummy 4/5
    Notting Hill 2/5
    The Red Violin
    Ravenous 4/5
    Ride with the Devil 4/5
    The Sixth Sense 4/5
    Sleepy Hollow 3/5
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut 3/5
    Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 1/5
    The Straight Story
    Tarzan
    The Thirteenth Floor 2/5
    Three Kings 4/5
    Titus
    Topsy-Turvy
    Toy Story 2 3/5
    The Virgin Suicides
    Werner Volles Roo (No English title, title translates to roughly "Werner (=main character name) - Full-on Warblgarbl")
    Wild Wild West 1/5
    The World Is Not Enough 4/5
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    I've seen surprisingly few of these.


    The 13th Warrior 3/5
    Perfectly watchable. Entertaining idea.

    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 2/5
    I remember thinking that some of the jokes were funny at the time when I was a teenager, but a lot of them weren't. Overall more annoying than good.

    Being John Malkovich 5/5
    I love this movie.

    The Boondock Saints 3/5
    Entertaining, pretty solid action. A lot of the rest of it is quite so-so.

    Dogma 3/5
    Enjoyed it a lot the first time round, really didn't hold up when I tried it a second time years later.

    Eyes Wide Shut 4/5
    Kubrick's weaker movies are still Kubrich movies and this one is gorgeous at times. I like visual spectacle.

    Fight Club 5/5
    Yes, I do think it holds up.

    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai 4/5
    A very interesting film. Quite weird in places. I honestly don't remember all of it.

    The Green Mile 4/5
    Solid. Hits the emotional beats very well. Good acting.

    The Matrix 5/5
    Look, at the time, it absolutely blew me away. No, it is not remotely as deep as it like to think it is. But it's an excellent action movie with top notch effects.

    The Mummy 4/5
    Honestly, at the time, some of the scenes scared the crap out of me. I had a thing about skulls and skeletons as a kid. And insects (and now I'm an entomologist.) But I like Brendan Fraser, I like pulp action, it's a fun movie.

    The Sixth Sense 3/5
    It's okay.

    Sleepy Hollow 3/5
    Depp was decent, Walken seems to have a lot of fun in the role, the effects are good, I like how it basically starts out as a detective story, but it never quite clicked for me.

    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut 2/5
    A catchy song or two, but it's longer than it needs to be, basically has the plot of a South Park episode, and not mid-to-late season good South Park, but early, wonky South Park.

    Werner Volles Roo (No English title, title translates to roughly "Werner (=main character name) - Full-on Warblgarbl") 1/5
    No. Just no. My brother had to watch this on VHS at least once a week for a while and I can't stand it.

    Wild Wild West 2/5
    Eh? I do like the giant mechanical spider. Will Smith is always basically okay.
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    Alright, I'm gonna rate...everything> Well, everything I've watched and remember, anyways.

    I will, however, spoil them. I tend to rate movies fairly highly if they were both sound story wise, and well shot. Stuff like The Matrix? Gotta give it a five. Good story and some amazing technical advances.

    I do not particularly understand why people liked the 13th Warrior. It's dark. Dark and boring. It *could* be good, but it definitely does not show its age well.

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    All About My Mother (Spanish: Todo sobre mi madre)
    American Beauty 3
    Attack the Gas Station! (Korean: 주유소 습격 사건)
    Audition (Japanese: Ōdishon)
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 3
    Being John Malkovich 1
    Bicentennial Man 2
    The Boondock Saints 4
    Bowfinger
    Boys Don't Cry
    Bringing out the Dead
    The Cider House Rules
    Cruel Intentions 2
    Dogma 4
    Entrapment 2
    eXistenZ
    Eyes Wide Shut 2
    Fight Club 5
    Galaxy Quest 3
    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
    The Green Mile 2
    Girl, Interrupted
    House On Haunted Hill
    In Dreams
    The Iron Giant 2
    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 4
    Magnolia
    The Matrix 5
    The Mummy 4
    Notting Hill
    The Red Violin
    Ravenous
    Ride with the Devil
    The Sixth Sense 3
    Sleepy Hollow 3
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut 3
    Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 2
    The Straight Story
    Tarzan 1
    The Thirteenth Floor
    Three Kings 1
    Titus
    Topsy-Turvy
    Toy Story 2 3
    The Virgin Suicides 2
    Werner Volles Roo (No English title, title translates to roughly "Werner (=main character name) - Full-on Warblgarbl")
    Wild Wild West 4
    The World Is Not Enough 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldan View Post
    I'm kind of amused that my joke suggestion of Werner is actually on this list now. Like, I don't remotely like that movie, it was just my little brother's favourite when he was about... eight years old or so?
    That's the point of this three round system, I don't need to redact anything. Movies people don't like fall by the wayside automatically. Movies that lots of people like but I simply hadn't heard of stay in.

    The biggest problem is probably getting a bunch of worthy movies nominated (not so much not getting bad movies not nominated), and I think you guys did a good job at that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyndmyr View Post

    I do not particularly understand why people liked the 13th Warrior. It's dark. Dark and boring. It *could* be good, but it definitely does not show its age well.
    Which is why I for one try to rate them on an average of how they blew me away (or not) back then and how much I like a rewatch.

    Didnt go for 5 stars anywhere mainly because even the ones I liked best I ahve rewatched often enough to find at least some flaws....so my system aint perfect either.^^
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    The 13th Warrior
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    All About My Mother (Spanish: Todo sobre mi madre)
    American Beauty 4
    Attack the Gas Station! (Korean: 주유소 습격 사건)
    Audition (Japanese: Ōdishon)
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 2
    Being John Malkovich
    Bicentennial Man
    The Boondock Saints
    Bowfinger
    Boys Don't Cry
    Bringing out the Dead
    The Cider House Rules
    Cruel Intentions
    Dogma 5
    Entrapment
    eXistenZ
    Eyes Wide Shut 1
    Fight Club 5
    Galaxy Quest 5
    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
    The Green Mile
    Girl, Interrupted 5
    House On Haunted Hill
    In Dreams
    The Iron Giant
    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
    Magnolia
    The Matrix 5
    The Mummy
    Notting Hill
    The Red Violin
    Ravenous
    Ride with the Devil
    The Sixth Sense 5
    Sleepy Hollow
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
    Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 3
    The Straight Story
    Tarzan
    The Thirteenth Floor 4
    Three Kings
    Titus
    Topsy-Turvy
    Toy Story 2
    The Virgin Suicides
    Werner Volles Roo (No English title, title translates to roughly "Werner (=main character name) - Full-on Warblgarbl")
    Wild Wild West 2
    The World Is Not Enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyndmyr View Post
    I do not particularly understand why people liked the 13th Warrior. It's dark. Dark and boring. It *could* be good, but it definitely does not show its age well.
    Really? Antonio Banderas plays a Muslim in a story about Nords vs. Zuvembies. That's timeless.

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    Plus they managed to somehow cram Achmad Ibn Fadlan and Beowulf into the same story. What's not to like?
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    The story itself is thin, but alright I guess. However, the execution of it is rough. It's stuck in the "realistic" colors of dark and drab that many generic 90s fantasy films are cursed with, and most of the characters don't particularly stand out, being merely another norse dude. Other than one guy who is a bit out of his element, it's a very, very stereotypical fantasy film.
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    I've seen a lot of these.... Incidentally, how do you feel about half ratings (3.5/5 for example)?

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    The 13th Warrior 4
    8mm 2
    All About My Mother (Spanish: Todo sobre mi madre)
    American Beauty 3
    Attack the Gas Station! (Korean: 주유소 습격 사건)
    Audition (Japanese: Ōdishon)
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 1
    Being John Malkovich 4
    Bicentennial Man 2
    The Boondock Saints 5
    Bowfinger 1
    Boys Don't Cry 3
    Bringing out the Dead 3
    The Cider House Rules 2
    Cruel Intentions 2
    Dogma 2
    Entrapment 2
    eXistenZ 4
    Eyes Wide Shut 2
    Fight Club 4
    Galaxy Quest 5
    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai 5
    The Green Mile 5
    Girl, Interrupted 3
    House On Haunted Hill 3
    In Dreams 2
    The Iron Giant 4
    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 2
    Magnolia 2
    The Matrix 4
    The Mummy 5
    Notting Hill 2
    The Red Violin 1
    Ravenous 3
    Ride with the Devil 3
    The Sixth Sense 5
    Sleepy Hollow 3
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut 2
    Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 1
    The Straight Story
    Tarzan 3
    The Thirteenth Floor 3
    Three Kings 4
    Titus 2
    Topsy-Turvy 2
    Toy Story 2 3
    The Virgin Suicides 2
    Werner Volles Roo (No English title, title translates to roughly "Werner (=main character name) - Full-on Warblgarbl")
    Wild Wild West 3
    The World Is Not Enough 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomandtish View Post
    I've seen a lot of these....
    You have seen a lot of these

    Incidentally, how do you feel about half ratings (3.5/5 for example)?
    It's against the rules as written, but it's not really any more work for me (okay, a tiny bit because my excel is set to decimal commas rather than points, but that's a detail), so I am using them when they're posted.
    The Hindsight Awards, round 3: Vote for the best movies of 1999.

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    Obviously, only rating the ones I've seen.

    I've tried to rate out of the full five for the sake of making the exercise useful, especially considering these are nominally the best films of the year. Some films that, all things considered, I would probably give a 7/10, only get a 3/5 here, and some 5-6/10s get 2s.

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    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 2
    Being John Malkovich 4
    Cruel Intentions 4
    Dogma 4
    Entrapment 3
    Eyes Wide Shut 2
    Fight Club 4
    Galaxy Quest 3
    The Green Mile 3
    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 4
    The Matrix 4
    The Mummy 1
    Notting Hill 3
    The Sixth Sense 3
    Sleepy Hollow 2
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut 5
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    Toy Story 2 4
    The Virgin Suicides 3
    The World Is Not Enough 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lvl 2 Expert View Post
    No this is perfect, I can paste it straight into Excel this way. And even if I decide to do the counting manually it's easier to have a set order to the titles.

    I will count all votes, but in this formatting it is the least work for me.

    (Although for people rating only a handful of movies there isn't much of a difference, so I understand if they want to keep the forum clutter down instead. There's something to say for that as well.)
    I'll do the best od both world and put the table into spoiler tags.

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    All About My Mother (Spanish: Todo sobre mi madre)
    American Beauty
    Attack the Gas Station! (Korean: 주유소 습격 사건)
    Audition (Japanese: Ōdishon)
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
    Being John Malkovich 5
    Bicentennial Man
    The Boondock Saints
    Bowfinger
    Boys Don't Cry
    Bringing out the Dead
    The Cider House Rules
    Cruel Intentions 4
    Dogma
    Entrapment 2
    eXistenZ
    Eyes Wide Shut 1
    Fight Club 3
    Galaxy Quest 5
    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
    The Green Mile
    Girl, Interrupted
    House On Haunted Hill
    In Dreams
    The Iron Giant
    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
    Magnolia
    The Matrix 5
    The Mummy
    Notting Hill
    The Red Violin
    Ravenous
    Ride with the Devil
    The Sixth Sense 1
    Sleepy Hollow
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
    Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 4
    The Straight Story
    Tarzan
    The Thirteenth Floor
    Three Kings
    Titus
    Topsy-Turvy
    Toy Story 2
    The Virgin Suicides
    Werner Volles Roo (No English title, title translates to roughly "Werner (=main character name) - Full-on Warblgarbl") 5
    Wild Wild West 1
    The World Is Not Enough 3
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    Thanks for rating! Round 3 is up, and will run until Friday the 21st of February.
    The Hindsight Awards, round 3: Vote for the best movies of 1999.

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