In going through Sight and Sound’s Critics’ Poll we’re finding that while the majority of films on the Greatest of All Time list are absolute treasures, however, there are a number of occasions where it seems the critics voted for some “classic films” in lieu of some truly great ones. We aren’t exactly sure why this is happening, but our working theory is that critics have something against laughter.

The fact is critical myopia has left a number of vital films undecorated for far too long. Fortunately, Flixwise is here to remedy the situation. We have established our own stable of Alternate Greatest Films of All Time to serve as an addendum to the Sight and Sound list.

So if you think that the entire cinematic history of South America has been egregiously overlooked, or if you think CRANK 2 is a work of staggering genius that deserves wider recognition, now’s your chance to bring your favorite films into the limelight.

What we need are suggestions for movies to include on our list. If you’d like to make a submission for our alternate list here’s what we’ll need: A plot summary (shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes to read aloud) and an explanation for why you think it should be inducted into the Flixwise Favorite’s List. If your offering is selected, the panelists will deliberate on the podcast as to whether or not it is worthy of inclusion.

You can either record the synopsis yourself, or you can write out what you’d like to say and we’ll record it for you.

To submit a suggestion email us here:

Here’s what we have so far:

33. Romeo + Juliet (Luhrmann, 1996)

32. Ordinary People (Redford, 1980)

31. Titanic (Cameron, 1997)

30. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Gilliam/Jones, 1975)

29. A Shot in the Dark (Edwards, 1964)

28. The Story of a Three-Day Pass (Van Peebles, 1968)

27. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (Aldrich, 1962)

26. The Little Foxes (Wyler, 1941)

25. All About Eve (Mankiewicz, 1950)

24. Babe (Noonan, 1995)

23. Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (Kunuk, 2002)

22. The Cable Guy (Stiller, 1996)

21. The End of the World (Blom, 1916)

20. It’s a Wonderful Life (Capra, 1946)

19. The Hitch-Hiker (Lupino, 1953)

18. Oxhide II (Liu, 2009)

17. Clueless (Heckerling, 1995)

16. Little Women (Armstrong, 1994)

15. Point Break (Bigelow, 1991)

14. Watership Down (Rosen, 1978)

13. Starship Troopers (Verhoeven,1997)

12. Johnny Guitar (Ray, 1954)

11. Airplane! (Zucker, Abrahams, Zucker, 1980)

10. The Nightmare Before Christmas (Selick, 1993)

9. Swing Time (Stevens, 1936)

8. West Side Story (Wise, 1961)

7. Cabaret (Fosse, 1972)

6. Dazed and Confused (Linklater, 1993)

5. Heathers (Lehmann, 1989)

4. Sixteen Candles (Hughes, 1984)

3. The Exorcist (Friedkin, 1973)

2. Die Hard (McTiernan, 1988)

1. Zoolander (Stiller, 2001)



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  4. “Dogs aren’t dangerous!” Gotta love it. Watership Down is such a rich story. I read it when I was about fourteen, and it’s the first book I ever became so engrossed in that I just couldn’t put it down, so my love for both the book and the film has more to do with my personal story than anything else. Nevertheless, I agree there’s a lot to it. For starters, the characters are so well-realized. You mentioned The Illiad in the podcast. Bigwig certainly reminds me of the Illiad’s greatest heroes, Hektor, or Ajax, or even Achilles, and El-ahrairah is wily in the way Odysseus is. The coup de grace though is General Woundwart. What a great villain! Intimidating and scary but also a little bit admirable too. They say the trains raon on time in Fascist Italy. I don’t know about that, but they sure as hell did in Efrafa.

    P.S. – I have two sons, aged 13 and 10. We read the book outloud together as a family (yeah, it took a while, and we resorted to CDs in the car for a lot of it too) and then watched the movie. They picked up on some of the adult themes, but they were okay with it, and it gave us a lot to talk about.

    I’m on a Chromebook at the moment, but I wll subscribe/like in iTunes later.

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