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Categories, Views, Sort Modes allows you to find and browse the "best" films by 6 Categories :
For each of these categories 3 levels of View are available :
Each screen (except Oscar screens) can be sorted in 8 ways :

The default sort order is "Year, Rating Down" as we are usually interested in finding the latest films with the highest ratings. If you change the sort order your preference is saved for up to 28 days.

How does this website rate films?

For each film we try to find numeric ratings from 3 sources : and then average these to create a percentage rating.

Example film entry (in List View) :

89% (3)  1947  It's a Wonderful Life   [Frank Capra]  Drama, Family, Fantasy

Format :

Rating-Percent (Number of ratings) Year Title [Director] Genre-List

Why is the UK Town film data usually old?

I used to aim to update the films each week or so for 608 towns and cities in the UK, but given that I'm the only website user (probably) this might be cut down to about 4 towns (such as : bristol ambleside blackburn london) and it may only get run occasionally. Just possibly one day I'll set up a dedicated PC to run it on a regular basis or port it to AWS but that is probably an unwaranted cost.

Miscellaneous Website Features

Best Actors and Best Directors Tables : The website works out the best actors and best directors for each decade (since 1915) and of all time. For an insight into the best actors and directors over time try the flexible "Decade Summary" table (and click on any Actor / Director to view their web pages within the site). This shouldn't be taken too seriously of course -it simply averages the ratings for the films of a given director / actor that we have here to calculate their ranking.

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