Movies Ranked
Sandra Bullock has had one hell of a career and has made ALOT of movies, but which are her highest rated? After collecting the data on every one of her movies, here are Sandra’s top 25 highest rated films….
George Clooney, dapper gent and a damn fine actor as well. But what are his highest rated movies? We dug down into the data to rank his top 25 best films.
Stephen King, the’King of Horror” has sold more than 350 million books, but how have the on-screen adaptations of his works been received? We have ranked every one and here are the top 25 best on-screen works of King.
We collected all of Pixar’s scores from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes and Letterboxd (All public votes, no critics scores.) and averaged a rating for each film. Here is the results.
We tallied up all the ticket sales from the biggest movies of 1970 to 1979, based on the North American market… Here are the results.
Us Brits do drama rather well, but the British Crime film can be a cut above the rest. We collected their scores from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes and Letterboxd, worked out their averaged score, and here are the TOP 50.
Ahhh, the ’80s, a beloved decade full of incredible movies, but let’s see what were the most popular films at the North American box office based on ticket sales, as this is the fairest way to compare how movies fared against each other. All data was obtained from ‘The Numbers’ website.
We compiled a list of all the modern war films from 1975 onwards, and filtered out the top 75 based on their IMDb ratings, Rotten Tomatoes user score  and Letterboxd ratings…. and here they are…
Ahhh, the ’90s, a Tamagotchi, dial-up speed internet, Blockbuster Video loving decade, but full of great movies. Let’s see what were the most popular films at the North American box office based on ticket sales, as this is the fairest way to compare how movies fared against each other. All data was obtained from ‘The Numbers’ website.
With such a massive output in a relatively short time, Blumhouse’s filmography has a fair bit of crap within it. So, using a data-driven approach and collecting only the public’s scores for ALL the Blumhouse films from IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes and Letterboxd, I averaged a rating for each movie and here are the top 25.
What films have smashed box office records and made a ton of cash over the years? We look at which films are the top 10 biggest box office hits ever by adjusting their total grosses for inflation. This offers a more accurate insight into the biggest movies of all time.
Never has there been a better decade for cartoons (or animated shows, if you want to sound more grown-up) than the 1980s. Not only did we see an unrivalled output of shows, with the surge in Japanese animation taking hold and influencing some of the best ideas. There has never been a better time for outstanding opening credits with fantastic tunes! So here are our top 50 cartoons from the 80s.
With the BBC celebrating its 100th birthday on 22nd October 2022, We thought we’d have a look back at the staple of British telly over the decades, the mighty sitcom. We looked at the rankings and scores of more than 200 shows for a more data-driven approach. Here are the top 100 British sitcoms ever.
Here is a look at the highest rated brand new scripted TV shows that debuted in 2022. The ratings are averaged from the scores on IMDb, and Rotten Tomatoes.
Here is a look at the highest rated brand new scripted TV shows that debuted in 2021. The ratings are averaged from the scores on IMDb, and Rotten Tomatoes.
Here is a look at the highest rated brand new scripted TV shows that debuted in 2020. The ratings are averaged from the scores on IMDb, and Rotten Tomatoes.
Here is a look at the highest rated brand new scripted TV shows that debuted in 2019. The ratings are averaged from the scores on IMDb, and Rotten Tomatoes.
Here is a look at the highest rated brand new scripted TV shows that debuted in 2018. The ratings are averaged from the scores on IMDb, and Rotten Tomatoes.
Here is a look at the highest rated brand new scripted TV shows that debuted in 2017. The ratings are averaged from the scores on IMDb, and Rotten Tomatoes.
Here is a look at the highest rated brand new scripted TV shows that debuted in 2016. The ratings are averaged from the scores on IMDb, and Rotten Tomatoes.
Here is a look at the highest rated brand new scripted TV shows that debuted in 2015. The ratings are averaged from the scores on IMDb, and Rotten Tomatoes.
Here at Death by Films we love a good James Bond movie, so we thought we’d take The public scores from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes and Letterboxd, find the average and rank all the films, even the non-Eon movies… Here are the results…
We LOVE Kurt Russell, the guy is a legend. He been in the acting business since he was a little kid, working for Disney, and is still going strong six decades later. So here are his top 30 highest rated movies, using a data-driven approach, by averaging his publicly voted scores from IMDbRotten Tomatoes and Letterboxd.

Our continuing series of digging out some of the best forgotten movies of yesteryear, Here is our list of 15 movies that have slipped from the consciousness of most film fans…

Our continuing series of digging out some of the best forgotten movies of yesteryear, Here is our list of 15 movies that have slipped from the consciousness of most film fans…

The Best Forgotten Movies of 2019

Our continuing series of digging out some of the best forgotten movies of yesteryear, Here is our list of 15 movies that have slipped from the consciousness of most film fans…
The 90s saw some classic comedies released during the decade, but which are the highest rated today. We compiled a list of over 400 comedies from the 90s and data-crunched the numbers for the Top 100 definitive comedies.
Although the 90s were great for comedy, the 80s was ‘the’ decade for comedies. A great many classics were released over the ten years, so we gathered a list of nearly 500 comedies released over the 80s, crunched the data and came up with the top 150 best comedies from the 80s
The 80s produced many great things, leg warmers, the Rubik’s cube, the Walkman. No one can argue that 80s science fiction and fantasy movies were fantastic, possibly the best in over 40 years. So here is the definitive list of the top 100 sci-fi and fantasy movies of the 80s.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been with us now for 14 years with 29 movies so far released. We took the public shoes from IMdB, Rotten Tomatoes and Letterboxd to find an average for each movie. Here is how they ranked;
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, or Tom Cruise, is one of the biggest movie stars on the planet and has been now for quite a few decades. As huge fans of Mr. Cruise, we took all his ratings from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes and Letterboxd and ranked his films. Enjoy.
In-Depth Reads:

A Frenchman playing a Scot, a Scot playing a Spanish-Egyptian, an American playing a Russian! Read on for the making of the ’80s classic, Highlander.

We take a look at how John Carpenter crafted his classic 1978 horror film, Halloween. The film that not only started a franchise but, arguably started the entire slasher genre.

Steve McQueen, The King of Cool, a movie star that women loved and men wanted to be. We look at McQueen’s life and career.

David Fincher might be an A-list director now. But, his experiences on his first movie nearly made him leave the industry for good. We lift the lid on the nightmare shoot that was Alien 3

So How did Steven Spielberg and George Lucas manage to make the timeless classic Raiders of the Lost Ark? We find out.

Richard Pryor broke down all sorts of barriers and is still regarded as one of the best stand-up comedians ever. We take a look at his amazing life story.

Cary Grant was the biggest Hollywood star for nearly three decades, but kids today haven’t heard of him. He made over 70 movies and could turn his hand to comedy or drama with the suave and debonair manner of a velvety George Clooney. So who the hell was Cary Grant?

The Gremlins script that first landed on Steven Spielberg’s desk was a very different, altogether nastier monster to the film that eventually made it to the screen. Inspired by nightmares of rats nibbling his fingers in his sleep, the then-NYU film student, Chris Columbus, had written a horror story packed with the sort fed-after-midnight viciousness that’s the antithesis of his later work on Bicentennial Man and Mrs Doubtfire. Read on for the making of Gremlins.
The Blues Brothers is a seminal film from 1980, a movie which manages to straddle genres like no other, combining comedy, music, action and crime. You may not know that life for Jake and Elwood Blues started before the motion picture. With a drug-addled star, a spiralling budget and an unfinished script, there is more to The Blues Brothers than you may think.
With 40 years of hindsight, it’s strange to think of Blade Runner as the initial flop that it was back in 1982, It initially only managed $14.5 million in US theatres against a budget of $28 million, but the making of Blade Runner was no easy experience either with some crew members calling it “blood runner”….
Ridley Scott wasn’t sold on the idea of Alien, “I’ve never liked this kind of film before,” recalls Alien director Ridley Scott. “Because in the end, there’s always just a man in a rubber suit.” So, how did Scott make the 1979 Classic Alien?
The Goonies is still a much-loved movie today, and its fan base has grown and grown over the years. Although it is a product of the eighties, it’s still just as mesmerising and magical today as it was then, so how did Richard Donner and Steven Spielberg make such a classic? Read on to find out.

The Coen Brothers – An In-depth Look at Their Early Career

According to many critics, ‘heart’ is not something the Coen brothers invest in their motion pictures. If they have, it’s probably been broken, shot at or carved up. But what not denied is that over the past 30+ years, Joel and Ethan Coen have consistently delivered some of the finest, most original, genre-twisting movies to come out of America.
When it hit theatres in 1960, Psycho disgusted the critics and terrified cinemagoers. It was tasteless. Amoral. And its heroine died in the first 20 minutes. But Hitchcock’s film was mild compared with the real-life horror that inspired it.
The Making of Star Wars has been well documented, but these little-seen comments by the cast and crew uncover some great facts about the world’s most famous movie. These are excerpts from between 1996 and 1998 gathered from multiple sources, enjoy!

Originally Published in November 1985 in Starlog magazine. This brilliant chat with a then 37-year old John Carpenter is well worth reading for any fan of the man himself or his excellent filmography.  This was written when he had just finished filming Starman in 1984, but was still hurting by the negative reception that The Thing had received less than two years earlier. 

We take a look back at the amazing early career of one of Hollywoods most famous movie stars… Clint Eastwood.

Then-unknown director Tobe Hooper was inspired to make a low-budget horror movie that would define the slasher genre for decades to come. However, it was a challenging job getting it to the screen.

Samual L Jackson is beloved by everyone. He has over 200 acting credits to his name and counting. His career has spanned nearly five decades and shows no signs of slowing down. We look back at how he started out and the early films that made his name.
Taxi Driver saved writer Paul Schrader from suicide, cemented Martin Scorsese’s reputation as a master filmmaker and made Robert De Niro a legend. But child star Jodie Foster wasn’t quite so lucky. And neither was the President of the United States…
John Landis, director of The Blues Brothers and Animal House, always wanted to do a horror movie. It took over ten years for his idea to become a reality, a process hampered by his decision to mix old-fashioned horror shocks with jet-black comedy. We look at the making of An American Werewolf In London.
After the success of Trainspotting, the British Media was desperate to find the next big Brit thing. But when it came, no one noticed. The Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels makers had the last laugh.

Although Jaws has is accepted as one of Steven Spielberg’s masterpieces, and for all the horror and tension the film exudes, there was just as much going on behind the camera in the making of Jaws.

Written and directed by a video store clerk, Produced by a ballet dancer, starring six swearing men in black, several gallons of coloured syrup and one severed ear: It’s the violent, indie heist film, rescued by Harvey Keitel, that saved cinema from itself, here is the making of Reservoir dogs…
It was the star of 2,200 films. It entered more than 14,000 people. It was 14 inches long and four inches in diameter. But, in the end, Big John Holmes’ penis was the death of him.

This fantastic interview with Superman (1978) director Richard Donner was originally published in Cinefantastique just months after the film’s release. It’s an astonishingly honest interview from Donner on just how challenging making Superman really was, and this interview was taken just BEFORE he was fired from Superman II!

A spiralling budget, anxious execs and several serious accidents, including the near-death of a stunt driver, only exacerbated on-set tension. Read on about Spielberg’s struggle to make Close Encounters of The Third Kind
Monty Python’s Life of Brian began with a throwaway suggestion by Eric Idle that they should make a biopic of Jesus Christ. The subsequent arguments about the script and the subject matter were just a prelude to the significant financial, bureaucratic and theocratic problems that dogged the film’s production and release.

The Director’s League Table

Every Director’s filmography ranked and rated.
1 – OVERALL SCORE: 8.28
2- OVERALL SCORE: 8.14
3 – OVERALL SCORE: 7.94
4 – OVERALL SCORE: 7.91
5 – OVERALL SCORE: 7.86
6 – OVERALL SCORE: 7.84
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