Lists by spearsdw

a list of 769 titles
Welcome to my list! These are the movies that I love or like a heckuva lot - whether they be long-time favorites or gems that I've recently discovered. The first 100 are my top 100, in roughly preferential order (actually, very roughly after the first 25); after that, the list is alphabetically ordered.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by. Hope some of these are your favorites too!
 
a list of 216 titles
Films with five or more nominations in the feature film categories

* indicates a win
 
a list of 87 titles
This is a list of 87 movies that had wide releases in the USA in 2016 (Note: the list is a sample; it does not contain every wide release from 2016). For each film, the following information is included:
1. Studio
2. Budget
3. Worldwide lifetime gross (WLG)
4. Percentage of WLG made inside USA
5. Percentage of WLG made outside USA
6. Budget-returned (BR) (how many times a movie made back its budget, or WLG divided by budget)
7. Profit/loss (P/L) (WLG minus budget; a negative sign [-] indicates a loss
8. Whether a movie is an outlier for budget, WLG, BR, and/or P/L.

The list is ordered by P/L; #1 had the largest profit in the sample and #87 had the largest loss in the sample. All numbers in the list and in the information below are in millions of US dollars (with the exception of BR numbers and US/non-US percentages of WLG).

General information (for 87-movie sample):
Median budget: 47
Median WLG: 155.160
Median BR: 2.893
Median P/L: 102.101

Studio information (studios with 5 or more releases within 87-movie sample):

Disney - 9 releases
For 9 releases:
Median budget: 165
Median WLG: 299.457
Median BR: 2.211
Median P/L: 129.457

Fox - 14 releases
For 14 releases:
Median budget: 81.5
Median WLG: 268.592
Median BR: 2.529
Median P/L: 151.092

Paramount - 9 releases
For 9 releases:
Median budget: 60
Median WLG: 119.520
Median BR: 1.857
Median P/L: 69.501

Sony/Columbia - 9 releases
For 9 releases:
Median budget: 73
Median WLG: 162.361
Median BR: 2.892
Median P/L: 102.101

Universal - 13 releases
For 13 releases:
Median budget: 40
Median WLG: 164.989
Median BR: 3.462
Median P/L: 108.588

Warner Bros. - 7 releases
For 7 releases:
Median budget: 175
Median WLG: 356.743
Median BR: 3.526
Median P/L: 178.470

Warner Bros./New Line - 6 releases
For 6 releases:
Median budget: 37
Median WLG: 178.407
Median BR: 6.173
Median P/L: 155.471

Ratings information (MPAA ratings with 5 or more movies within sample)

PG - 14 movies
For 14 movies:
Median budget: 74
Median WLG: 241.402
Median BR: 2.749
Median P/L: 120.918

PG-13 - 49 movies
For 49 movies:
Median budget: 60
Median WLG: 162.361
Median BR: 2.756
Median P/L: 102.101

R - 24 movies
For 24 movies:
Median budget: 38
Median WLG: 118.311
Median BR: 3.442
Median P/L: 77.189

Outliers information (for 87-movie sample)

Budget - No movie had a budget above the budget upper fence of 257.5

WLG - 8 movies had a WLG above the WLG upper fence of 695.780:
Captain America: Civil War (1,153.304)
Rogue One (1,056.057)
The Jungle Book (966.551)
The Secret Life of Pets (875.458)
Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (873.260)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (814.038)
Deadpool (783.113)
Suicide Squad (745.600)

BR - 10 movies made back their budgets more times than the BR upper fence of 8.521:
Lights Out (30.381)
Don't Breathe (15.869)
La La Land (14.797)
Deadpool (13.502)
The Purge: Election Year (11.859)
The Secret Life of Pets (11.673)
Me Before You (10.397)
Bad Moms (9.197)
Ouija: Origin of Evil (9.078)
Blair Witch (9.035)

P/L: No movie had a loss lower than the P/L lower fence of -195.618. 10 movies had a profit above the P/L upper fence of 418.083:
Captain America: Civil War (903.304)
Rogue One (856.057)
The Secret Life of Pets (800.458)
The Jungle Book (791.551)
Deadpool (725.113)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (634.038)
Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (623.260)
Suicide Squad (570.600)
Sing (557.444)
Doctor Strange (512.718)

Numbers for budget and WLG from boxofficemojo.com
 
a list of 110 titles
This is a list of 110 movies that had wide releases in the USA in 2015 (Note: the list is a sample; it does not contain every movie that had a wide release in 2015). For each film, the following information is included:
1. Budget
2. Worldwide lifetime gross (WLG)
3. Percentage of WLG made inside USA
4. Percentage of WLG made outside USA
5. Budget-returned (BR) (how many times a movie made back its budget, or WLG divided by budget)
6. Profit/loss (WLG minus budget; a negative sign [-] indicates a loss).
7. Whether a movie is an outlier for budget, WLG, BR, and/or profit/loss.

The list is ordered by profit/loss; #1 had the largest profit in the sample, and #110 had the largest loss in the sample.

All numbers in the list and in the information below are in millions of US dollars (with the exception of BR numbers and US/non-US percentages of WLG).

General information (for 110 movies):
Median budget: 35
Median WLG: 101.602
Median BR: 3.181
Median profit/loss: 55.836

Studio information (studios with 5 or more releases within sample):

Disney (7 releases)
Median budget: 175
Median WLG: 543.514
Median BR: 4.901
Median profit/loss: 448.514

Fox (14 releases)
Median budget: 60.50
Median WLG: 201.822
Median BR: 2.793
Median profit/loss: 110.373

Lionsgate (6 releases)
Median budget: 29
Median WLG: 45.403
Median BR: 2.662
Median profit/loss: 30.228

Paramount (9 releases)
Median budget: 20
Median WLG: 78.100
Median BR: 3.339
Median profit/loss: 68.100

Sony/Columbia (9 releases)
Median budget: 49
Median WLG: 107.588
Median BR: 2.589
Median profit/loss: 77.588

Universal (19 releases)
Median budget: 35
Median WLG: 114.179
Median BR: 4.103
Median profit/loss: 93.450

Warner Bros. (15 releases)
Median budget: 53
Median WLG: 122.513
Median BR: 1.883
Median profit/loss: 34.845

Warner Bros/New Line (5 releases)
Median budget: 35
Median WLG: 104.884
Median BR: 4.309
Median profit/loss: 73.884


Ratings information (MPAA ratings with 5 or more movies within sample):

PG (15 movies):
Median budget: 74
Median WLG: 209.154
Median BR: 3.586
Median profit/loss: 92.171

PG-13 (49 movies):
Median budget: 40
Median WLG: 114.179
Median BR: 3.699
Median profit/loss: 56.937

R (45 movies):
Median budget: 30
Median WLG: 74.68
Median BR: 2.829
Median profit/loss: 48.426


Outliers information (for entire sample of 110 movies):

Budget - 7 movies had a budget above the budget upper fence of 173:
Avengers: Age of Ultron (250)
Spectre (245)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (245)
Tomorrowland (190)
Furious 7 (190)
Jupiter Ascending (176)
Inside Out (175).

WLG - 13 movies had a WLG above the WLG upper fence of 539.252:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2,068.224)
Jurassic World (1,670.401)
Furious 7 (1,516.406)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (1,405.404)
Minions (1,159.398)
Spectre (880.675)
Inside Out (857.611)
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (682.33)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (653.428)
The Martian (630.162)
Fifty Shades of Grey (571.006)
American Sniper (547.426)
Cinderella (543.514)

BR - 9 movies made back their budgets more times than the BR upper fence of 11.434:
The Gallows (429.64)
Unfriended (64.057)
The Visit (19.69)
Minions (15.668)
Fifty Shades of Grey (14.275)
The Boy Next Door (13.107)
Grandma (11.812)
The Gift (11.796)
The Lazarus Effect (11.624)

Profit/loss - No movie had a loss below the profit/loss lower fence of -202.967. 13 movies had a profit above the profit/loss upper fence of 394.846:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (1,823.224)
Jurassic World (1,520.401)
Furious 7 (1,326.046)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (1,155.404)
Minions (1,085.398)
Inside Out (682.611)
Spectre (635.675)
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (532.33)
Fifty Shades of Grey (531.006)
The Martian (522.162)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (493.428)
American Sniper (488.626)
Cinderella (448.514)

Budget numbers, WLG numbers, and US/non-US percentages of WLG from boxofficemojo.com
 
a list of 200 titles
CULT MOVIES was a series of three books written in the 80's by film critic Danny Peary. Here are the 200 films profiled in the books, in chronological order.
 
a list of 584 titles
I've always been intrigued by the Art Direction/Production Design category because it's interesting to see the work and artistry that go into creating a representation of a certain place at a certain time. The list is arranged chronologically, with the award years listed beside each nominee, and with the winners for each awards year listed first.

Note: For the periods 1940-1956 and 1959-1966, there were two categories for Art Direction: Black-and-white, and color. I've indicated which films are in which categories.

Jump to a page:
Page 1: 1927/28 - 1941
Page 2: 1941 - 1952
Page 3: 1952 - 1963
Page 4: 1963 - 1980
Page 5: 1980 - 2000
Page 6: 2000 - 2016
 
a list of 228 people
An alphabetized roster of directors who've received nominations for Best Director. I've listed the film(s) for which they were nominated. An asterisk (*) indicates a win.

Note: For the 1927/28 awards year, there were two directing categories - comedy and drama. I've indicated which nominee is in which category.
 
a list of 451 people
An alphabetized roster of all actresses who've received Oscar nominations for Best Actress and/or Best Supporting Actress. I've listed the titles and the category ("BA" for Best Actress, "BSA" for Best Supporting Actress). An asterisk ("*") indicates a win.

Jump to a page:
Page 1: Amy Adams - Bette Davis
Page 2: Geena Davis - Jennifer Jones
Page 3: Shirley Jones - Lupita Nyong'o
Page 4: Merle Oberon - Emma Thompson
Page 5: Uma Thurman - Catherine Zeta-Jones
 
a list of 100 titles
Movies from 1967