You name the list

Posted by · 10:49 am · October 7th, 2008

If you haven’t noticed by now, we’ve been running weekly lists here at In Contention.  They were sporadic for a few months, but I recently decided to make them a mainstay, and we’re going to try to put a little more “umph” into the feature than you tend to find across the web.

We’ve already run lists of the top 10 performances you’re underestimating, the top 10 films of 1999 and the top 10 Paul Newman performances, but in lieu of an actual list today (we’ve got a few on deck), I wanted to throw it out to the readership for some guidance further down the road.

What sorts of lists would you like to see?  The kookier the better.




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45 responses so far

  • 1 10-07-2008 at 11:16 am

    Joseph said...

    Top 10 Scores would be nice. Or composers for that matter.

  • 2 10-07-2008 at 11:52 am

    Dan said...

    Top 10 animated films, perhaps musicals. Horror with Halloween coming and all.

  • 3 10-07-2008 at 11:54 am

    Noah said...

    Top Ten Samuel L. Jackson paycheck movies.

  • 4 10-07-2008 at 12:17 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Haha, you’re on the right track, Noah.

    And I probably will cook up a best horror films list.

  • 5 10-07-2008 at 12:23 pm

    McGuff said...

    Top 10 actors most likely to win Oscars in the next decade, 2011-2020?

  • 6 10-07-2008 at 12:42 pm

    Ivan said...

    Top 10 full frontals

  • 7 10-07-2008 at 12:49 pm

    Patrick said...

    10 Surprise Limited Fall Releases Most Likely to Break 10 Mil

  • 8 10-07-2008 at 12:52 pm

    M.Harris said...

    The top ten films featuring the meanest women characters.

  • 9 10-07-2008 at 1:01 pm

    Casey said...

    McGuff gave a good one….

    top 10 most criminally un-nominated actors (somebody gimme some bale lovin)

    top 10 most dispicably bought oscars (great marketing, crap movie… dreamgirls)

    top 10 most unfortunately squandered talents (premature death, poor career choices etc.)

    but i would also love to do a full bracket of decade 10 bests (movies, perfs) leading to all time bests

  • 10 10-07-2008 at 1:14 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I’ll definitely be doing a personal 10 of all time list. Been meaning to commit that to record for years now.

  • 11 10-07-2008 at 1:23 pm

    mike said...

    I like Casey’s idea of a bracket poll system… its much more fun to vote for movie head-to-head.

  • 12 10-07-2008 at 1:26 pm

    Matthew Lingo said...

    Do…a list OF lists. It would be nice to have a compendium of the best-of lists out there that aren’t pure fluff.

  • 13 10-07-2008 at 1:32 pm

    Noah said...

    Considering this is an election year, how about top ten political figures in movies?

  • 14 10-07-2008 at 2:11 pm

    alynch said...

    Top Ten actors you like despite obviously limited talent.

  • 15 10-07-2008 at 2:22 pm

    Chris said...

    Top Ten characters you wish you’d written yourself.

    Top Ten fake directors/actors/musicians in films.

  • 16 10-07-2008 at 2:40 pm

    McGuff said...

    To go back and second a few, I love Chris’ first idea above (which characters you wish you’d written), as well as Casey’s idea about the Oscars that have been bought. I think that’s a side of the business that only few are privy to, so it would be nice to see an insider’s (Kris’) take.

  • 17 10-07-2008 at 2:43 pm

    Zan said...

    Top 10 Genre-Defining Films

    Top 10 Films of The Decades (one from each decade: 1910s-2000s)

  • 18 10-07-2008 at 2:45 pm

    Tom said...

    Top 10 comedic performances of the new millennium…comedy often gets short shrift from Oscar sites, and it would be great to see some great film comedians recognized.

  • 19 10-07-2008 at 2:51 pm

    Patrick said...

    Top 10 Thelma Ritter performances.

  • 20 10-07-2008 at 3:14 pm

    Jack said...

    Top ten film adaptations would be good or movies that at first glance didn’t sit well with you that you ended up loving after repeated viewings

  • 21 10-07-2008 at 3:19 pm

    oscarmeter said...

    Top ten iconic characters of the 90’s

  • 22 10-07-2008 at 3:21 pm

    Ryan said...

    Call me crazy, Kris, but I seem to remember you posting a Top Ten of All Time during the closing days of Oscar Central.

  • 23 10-07-2008 at 3:24 pm

    oscarmeter said...

    Remember Vincent Vega, Tyler Durden, Dirk Diggler, Neo, Renton, Hannibal Lecter, Nil, Margie, The Dude, Verbal Kynt, Henry Hill, Rose Dawson, Max Fischer etc…

  • 24 10-07-2008 at 3:30 pm

    Casey said...

    like the political figures in film one. also the likable actors with limited talent… thatd be funny

  • 25 10-07-2008 at 4:08 pm

    Martin Edwards said...

    Top 10 Over the Top Performances of All Time

    Top 10 Guiltiest of Guilty Pleasures

  • 26 10-07-2008 at 4:26 pm

    Joel said...

    Top Ten Worst Movies of All Time.

  • 27 10-07-2008 at 6:40 pm

    Aaron said...

    top ten action sequenses
    top ten movies that make no sense in the real world
    top ten guilty pleasure movies
    top ten worst villains (not as in good villains like lecter, but as in inaffective villains)
    top ten novel to movie adaptions
    top ten bond’s (guys or movies or both)
    top ten guys that could play the riddler in nolan’s world

  • 28 10-07-2008 at 6:42 pm

    Aaron said...

    top ten best pictures or directors or actors or actresses that should of won

  • 29 10-07-2008 at 6:43 pm

    Aaron said...

    top ten detectives of film

  • 30 10-07-2008 at 6:58 pm

    Nicolas Mancuso said...

    Top 10 Oscar-Winning Performances That Should Not Have Won.

    Make a different one for each category, and you’re all set for a month!

  • 31 10-07-2008 at 7:00 pm

    Patrick said...

    Top 10

  • 32 10-07-2008 at 7:01 pm

    Patrick said...

    Worst movies to win any Oscar

  • 33 10-07-2008 at 7:14 pm

    McGuff said...

    Top 10 best top 10 reader suggestions?

  • 34 10-07-2008 at 8:18 pm

    JAB said...

    I really like the most likely to win an oscar in the next decade idea.

    also top ten most underdeveloped characters that should’ve gotten more screentime

  • 35 10-07-2008 at 8:53 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    True enough, Ryan. Five long years ago. It hasn’t changed a lot, but it could use fresh perspective.

  • 36 10-07-2008 at 9:53 pm

    Patrick said...

    10 Worst “Best Original Song” winners…

    “You Light Up My Life”

    Gag me, please.
    This category unfairly takes up almost 30 minutes of each Oscar show. The 4 acting categories don’t even get that amount of time combined.

    Isn’t it time this category got bumped right off the air? Or at least reduced to a 15 second sound bite of each nominee.

    They wonder why the Oscar ratings decline year after year. This is when everyone changes the channel and loses interest.

    Does anyone agree with me that this category receives unfair coverage?

  • 37 10-08-2008 at 1:15 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Patrick: It depends who’s nominated in a given year, doesn’t it? For me, the Oscar show would be a lot poorer without the magic moments that artists like Springsteen, Bjork or Hansard/Irglova bring to the stage. Unfortunately, it means we have to sit through the odd bit of drivel too. Such is life.

    On the lists: great suggestions, guys. I like the one about actors with limited talent too — you could go further and say the Best Bad Actors.

  • 38 10-08-2008 at 7:03 am

    AdamL said...

    Top 10 remakes that are better than the original

    Top 10 critically hailed masterpieces that simply aren’t up to much

    Top 10: great performance, shame about the film

  • 39 10-08-2008 at 8:24 am

    Sean said...

    top ten movie mustaches (characters with them)

    I saw this once and fell in love with it . We could even change it to facial hair

  • 40 10-08-2008 at 9:30 am

    Leo Calabrano said...

    Top Ten Movies of the Decade (so far)
    Me and a friend have been thinking about it, and it would be great if you upload your thoughts about that issue.
    (sorry for my english. it isn’t my maternal language)
    TOP 10 Movies of the Decade!!! or TOP 10 of the last 10 years

  • 41 10-08-2008 at 11:10 am

    Patrick F said...

    Top 10 Performances by Actors billed without a last name

  • 42 10-08-2008 at 12:34 pm

    Casey said...

    i would love love love the mustache one… but the whole list would just be Burt Reynolds characters

  • 43 10-08-2008 at 12:36 pm

    Dean Treadway said...

    Top Ten Surprise Endings

    Top Ten One-Scene Performances

    Top Ten Movies That Start Off Good But Fall Apart

    Top Ten Best Edited Movies

    Top Ten Movies in Which A Character is Covered in a Messy Substance

    Top Ten Movie Presidents

    Top Ten Films of 1979

  • 44 10-08-2008 at 9:46 pm

    Patrick said...

    Top 10 actors most likely to win Special Lifetime Achievement Award Oscar

    Harrison Ford?
    Glenn Close?

  • 45 10-09-2008 at 11:40 am

    Kokushi said...

    Top 10 best actors Ever

    Maybe Robert Deniro & Pacino #1. :)