Alright, it's the moment of the truth. The incredible Britt, Wendell, Kevin and Jeffery have spent the better part of a year (believe me) researching this project and now we've reached that pinnacle moment when all will be revealed! It's ranking time!!!
So, we have two things to rank. First, we have individual years. This is the complete score given to a group of winners. Then we have all the individual films/scores and where they rank alongside the bounty of winners we saw.
We have 56 films to rank!
So, let's start with the years graded and their ranking. Remember, the highest score a year could garner was 400 points.
|2005 ~ 163 Points|
|2010 ~ 242 Points|
|2003 ~ 255 Points|
|2006 ~ 257 Points|
|2012 ~ 266 Points|
|2001 ~ 270 Points|
|2014 ~ 273 Points|
|2013 ~ 286 Points|
|2008 ~ 286 Points|
|2007 ~ 289 Points|
|2002 ~ 300 Points|
|2011 ~ 303 Points|
|2004 ~ 303 Points|
|2009 ~ 309|
I have to say, I don't think I saw this coming. I mean, 2009 winning overall surprises me a tad, but this top five is pretty crazy, right? That's what I love so much about this project though, and these rankings, because they allowed us to grade an entire batch of winners, and so consistency becomes key here. Take 2004 for instance. I don't think there was a single film there that is beloved, but not a single film that is hated either. Consistency. Take then, 2014, which ranks in halfway up the list and contains a BP winner that was pretty much loved by all...and yet it had a foreign winner that had the majority of us rolling our eyes and an animated winner that met with mixed emotions. It wasn't consistent.
But, I know what you're really waiting for...the full list! Remember, the highest score a single film could garner was 100 points.
Happy Feet ~ 27 PointsMy son was looking at me like 'Dad, WTF.' I'm looking at my wife like 'Can we leave?' And this chick is crying!!! I wanted to say "Are you serious, right now." ~ Wendell
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit ~ 30 PointsWallace, Gromit, a giant carrot, a giant rabbit…Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ~ Drew
The Barbarian Invasions ~ 40 PointsI was like, “Dude, I get it. You’re brilliant and flaunted your intellect all over the globe. Feel free to shut up at any time.” ~ Wendell
Ida ~ 43 PointsLike, this isn't even a movie! #WhatAreYouTalkingAbout #DotDotDot #GoBackToPoland ~ Drew
March of the Penguins ~ 44 PointsFor real, though. When did they start giving Oscars to the Discovery Channel? ~ Kevin
No Man's Land ~ 45 PointsIt didn’t help that this film felt like it was shot entirely in someone’s backyard. ~ Britt
The King's Speech ~ 46 PointsThe theatrical trailer for The Social Network was better than The King's Speech. ~ Kevin
An Inconvenient Truth ~ 47 PointsI've seen climate change slide shows on BuzzFeed that are more eye catching than this. ~ Britt
Tsotsi ~ 50 PointsActions speak louder than words, Gavin Hood…and David’s actions prove he’s nothing more than a heartless monster and so FUCK YOU for trying to make me forgive him! ~ Drew
The Counterfeiters ~ 51 PointsI feel like I have so little to say about this, but I had such a non-reaction to this film. It made me feel absolutely nothing. ~ Drew
The Great Beauty ~ 52 PointsIt's beautiful and funny and cool as shit and then it goes on and on and on and on. I liken it to visiting a museum. Good for an hour or so. Then, you start checking your watch. ~ Kevin
Inside Job ~ 54 PointsWhenever he started speaking, all I could think about was how much better it would have been to have Morgan Freeman narrating. ~ Wendell
Big Hero 6 ~ 56 PointsScott Adsit's brilliant portrayal of Baymax. That is the intelligent and fun. Just that character. The rest sucks ass. ~ Kevin
The Secret in Their Eyes ~ 62 PointsIt's probably going to be better than the Julia Roberts remake. ~ Britt
Slumdog Millionaire ~ 63 PointsLOL, I don't think I've ever heard anyone call Dev Patel fascinating ~ Drew
Argo ~ 64 PointsI thought the whole Affleck snub thing was sort of over the top and ridiculous. ~ Jeffery
Brave ~ 64 PointsMy wife reminded me that I was being a real dick about watching it with her that one time ~ Kevin
Nowhere in Africa ~ 66 PointsHonestly, I would have killed for some ugly cry face reaction, personally. ~ Drew
The Sea Inside ~ 68 PointsI would find this movie extremely hard to like if Bardem wasn’t such a phenomenal actor. ~ Kevin
Wall*E ~ 68 PointsI'm in the camp that the opening of WALL-E is a masterpiece (stunning animation, sound design) and then the movie quickly dissolves into shrill territory. ~ Jeffery
In a Better World ~ 68 PointsOnly problem with a subtitled film in a language you're not familiar with was every time someone called Anton a "Swede" I was like "He is?" ~ Britt
Shrek ~ 70 PointsI really find the computerized animation in this film fugly. Even though that may be OK since it’s a film that embraces fugliness. ~ Jeffery
Born into Brothels ~ 73 PointsMaybe that’s why most prominent people she talked to about her ‘project’ looked at her like she was an idiot. ~ Drew
Toy Story 3 ~ 74 PointsObviously NOTHING you said is correct, you know, outside of the fact that the original Toy Story is great. ~ Drew
|20 Feet from Stardom ~ 74 Points|
Chills. Tears. ~ Kevin
Murder on a Sunday Morning ~ 78 PointsHe sucked down so many cancer sticks, though, I swear I could see his lungs blackening through his shirt. I got 2nd hand smoke through my TV. ~ Wendell
Searching for Sugar Man ~ 79 PointsHe's like Bob Dylan if Bob Dylan wasn't an asshole and cared about his fans. ~ Kevin
A Separation ~ 85 PointsLike...my breathing STOPPED. Full stop. Not lying. I sat there and was clutching the sofa and was like...WHAT!?!?!? ~ Drew
Undefeated ~ 86 PointsI feel so bad about this - but I just do not give a fuck about small town football. At all. ~ Britt
Bowling for Columbine ~ 90 PointsAlso, Charlton Heston proved he’s not just a wooden actor but also a shitty person. Like, he’s just all around an overrated individual. ~ Drew
No Country for Old Men ~ 92 PointsTo quote this overrated flick, Kevin: “You can’t stop what’s coming…” ~ Drew
The Cove ~ 93 PointsSomeone actually said (or wrote) "those dolphins could've escaped if they really wanted to?" OMFG!!! What the hell is wrong with people? ~ Wendell
Finding Nemo ~ 96 PointsFucking horror stories and even that can’t rain on my Finding Nemo parade. ~ Britt
So there you have it! The final ranking, and what a deserving winner!!! Again, I want to thank everyone, not just my fellow panelists (you guys are amazing) but also all of you who read and commented and debated right alongside us. You guys rock! We'll be back, and we can't wait to see what you have to say about this next years crop of winners...once we know what they are!!!