Criticker is yet another film recommendation site. They have a different methodology than most. The average site will take your rating (say, 7/10 for Bubba Ho-Tep), and treat it the same as someone else’s 7/10 rating for this or that film. Criticker works on the assumption that what 7/10 means to me is different from what it means to you. It breaks my ratings into ten “tiers”, and uses those as the basis for recommendations. For instance, if I gave a movie 9.1/10 or higher, that movie is in Tier 10. Bubba Ho-Tep’s 7/10 puts it in Tier 5. Another person might also give Bubba Ho-Tep a 7/10, but their rating system differs from mine, and Bubba Ho-Tep is in their Tier 9. Criticker doesn’t treat our 7/10 ratings the same and assume we both liked it about the same; instead, it assumes the second person liked it more than I did, because a 7/10 from them is a high rating, relative to their ratings as a whole.
Anyway, I promised lists. Here are some from Criticker.
I have ranked 1,674 films. Of those, 922 are “dramas”. The average distribution for dramas out of 1,674 ratings is 639. IOW, I watch more dramas that the average viewer. Genres I watch less often than the average viewer? Comedy, Family/Kids, Animation.
Of the 1,674 ranked films, 602 are from the 2000s. Two are from the 1910s. The number of films rated by decade grows in a straight line from 1910s to 2000s (i.e., I ranked more 1920s films than 1910s, more 1930s than 1920s, etc.). The 2010s aren’t complete yet, obviously.
I’ve seen 79% of the most popular films of the 2000s. I’ve only seen 46% of the most popular films of the 1980s.
Of the decades where I’ve rated at least 100 films (1950s-2000s), I liked the 1950s the best (average Tier: 6.69) and the 1990s the least (average Tier: 4.82).
Criticker thinks I’d place the 1975 HK movie The Valiant Ones in Tier 10 if I watched it. They think I’d place Prince’s Under the Cherry Moon in Tier 1 if I watched it.
(OK, those weren’t really lists.)