Lists by spearsdw

a list of 743 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 579 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 - 2015
 
a list of 448 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 - Katy Jurado
Page 3: Madeline Kahn - Lena Olin
Page 4: Edna May Oliver - Jennifer Tilly
Page 5: Meg Tilly - Catherine Zeta-Jones
 
a list of 224 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 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 104 titles
This list contains 104 films released in 2014 (NOTE: the list is a sample and does not have every film released in 2014). For each film, the following information is included:
1. Budget
2. Worldwide lifetime gross (WLG)
3. % of WLG made in USA
4. % of WLG made outside USA
5. Budget returned (how many times a film made back its budget, or WLG divided by budget)
6. Profit/loss (WLG minus budget; a minus sign [-] indicates a loss)
7. Whether a film is an outlier for budget, WLG, budget-returned, and/or profit/loss.

The list is ordered by profit/loss, so #1 had the largest profit in the sample and #104 had the largest loss in the sample. All figures in the list and in the sections below are in millions of US$, with the exception of budget-returned figures and US/non-US percentages of WLG.

BUDGET (for 104 films):
Mean: 58.428
Median: 40
Standard deviation (sample): 52.939
Interquartile range: 52

Five-number summary for budget:
Minimum: 2
Q1: 18
Median: 40
Q3: 70
Maximum: 210

Outliers for budget:
Lower fence: -60
Upper fence: 148
10 films had a budget above the upper fence of 148: Transformers: Age of Extinction (210), X-Men: Days of Future Past (200), Maleficent (180), Edge of Tomorrow (178), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (170), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (170), Guardians of the Galaxy (170), Big Hero 6 (165), Interstellar (165), and Godzilla (160).


WLG (for 104 films):
Mean: 211.627
Median: 119.358
Standard deviation (sample): 221.247
Interquartile range: 218.875

Five-number summary for WLG:
Minimum: 3.485
Q1: 61.995
Median: 119.358
Q3: 280.83
Maximum: 1,104.309

Outliers for WLG:
Lower fence: -266.358
Upper fence: 609.143
10 films had a WLG above the upper fence of 609.143: Transformers: Age of Extinction (1,104.309), Guardians of the Galaxy (774.176), Maleficent (758.41), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (752.1), X-Men: Days of Future Past (748.121), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (714.766), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (708.835), Interstellar (672.72), Big Hero 6 (652.127), and How to Train Your Dragon 2 (618.909).


BUDGET RETURNED (for 104 films):
Mean: 4.985
Median: 3.322
Standard deviation (sample): 5.875
Interquartile range: 2.974

Five-number summary for budget-returned:
Minimum: 0.267
Q1: 2.065
Median: 3.322
Q3: 5.039
Maximum: 39.273

Outliers for budget-returned:
Lower fence: -2.396
Upper fence: 9.5
10 films made back their budgets more times than the upper fence of 9.5: Annabelle (39.273), God's Not Dead (31.315), The Fault in Our Stars (25.603), Ouija (20.506), Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (18.181), Neighbors (14.898), The Purge: Anarchy (12.289), Lucy (11.472), Boyhood (11.124), and The Maze Runner (10.022).


PROFIT/LOSS (for 104 films):
Mean: 153.199
Median: 85.56
Standard deviation (sample): 179.485
Interquartile range: 183.262

Five-number summary for profit/loss:
Minimum: -51.338
Q1: 32.402
Median: 85.56
Q3: 215.664
Maximum: 894.309

Outliers for profit/loss:
Lower fence: -242.49
Upper fence: 490.556
No film had a loss below the lower fence of -242.49.
8 films had a profit above the upper fence of 490.556: Transformers: Age of Extinction (894.309), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (627.1), Guardians of the Galaxy (604.176), Maleficent (578.41), X-Men: Days of Future Past (548.121), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (544.766), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (538.835), and Interstellar (507.72).

Source for budget figures and WLG figures and percentages: boxofficemojo.com
 
a list of 657 titles
This list contains 657 films released from 2000-2004 (NOTE: the list is a sample and does not have every film released from 2000-2004). For each film, the following information is included:
1. Budget
2. Worldwide lifetime gross (WLG), which may include grosses from re-issues of the film in years after the film's initial release
3. % of WLG made in USA
4. % of WLG made outside of USA
5. Budget returned (how many times a film made back its budget, or WLG divided by budget)
6. Profit/loss (WLG minus budget; a minus sign [-] indicates a loss)
7. Whether a film is an outlier for budget, WLG, budget-returned and/or profit/loss

The list is ordered by profit/loss, so #1 made the biggest profit in the sample and #657 had the biggest loss in the sample. All figures in the list and in the sections below are in millions of US$, with the exception of budget-returned and US/non-US percentages for WLG.

BUDGET (for 657 films)
Mean: 45.84
Median: 35
Standard deviation (sample): 35.41
Interquartile range: 45
Upper fence: 132.5

Five-number summary for budget:
Minimum: 0.065
Q1: 20
Median: 35
Q3: 65
Maximum: 200


WLG (for 657 films)
Mean: 114.96
Median: 61.95
Standard deviation (sample): 151.39
Interquartile range: 115.71
Upper fence: 315.25

Five-number summary for WLG
Minimum: 1.43
Q1: 25.97
Median: 61.95
Q3: 141.68
Maximum: 1,119.93


BUDGET RETURNED (for 657 films)
Mean: 3.95
Median: 1.94
Standard deviation (sample): 14.72
Interquartile range: 2.64
Upper fence: 7.52

Five-number summary for budget-returned:
Minimum: 0.07
Q1: 0.92
Median: 1.94
Q3: 3.56
Maximum: 317.54


PROFIT/LOSS (for 657 films)
Mean: 69.12
Median: 24.96
Standard deviation (sample): 132.52
Interquartile range: 95.20
Lower fence: -145
Upper fence: 235.80

Five-number summary for profit/loss
Minimum: -92.90
Q1: -2.20
Median: 24.96
Q3: 93
Maximum: 1,025.93

Page 1 Profit/loss: 1,025.93 to 143.34
Page 2 Profit/loss: 142.51 to 69.44
Page 3 Profit/loss: 69.33 to 33.28
Page 4 Profit/loss: 32.78 to 11.47
Page 5 Profit/loss: 11.31 to -3
Page 6 Profit/loss: -3.10 to -20.68
Page 7 Profit/loss: -20.75 to -92.90

Source for budget figures and WLG figures and percentages: boxofficemojo.com