This week, The Hollywood Reporter published a list of Hollywood's 100 favorite films, according to 2,120 film industry insiders that included actors, writers, directors, agents and executives.
Unsurprisingly, there are no surprises here. It's the same old poll we've seen time and again, as in AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies list, with "Citizen Kane" again topping the chart (it was recently dethroned by "Vertigo" in Sight and Sound's top 50 movies poll). While "The Shawshank Redemption" (number four) and "Forrest Gump" (number 14) are good films that duked it out for Best Picture in 1995, they're too high on this list. Is the white male demo, likely the bulk of THR's participants, patting itself on the back here?
Criticwire took the poll to task in a recent post outlining the galling dearth of documentaries, foreign films, films by women and films from non-white directors. The prevalence of these arbitrary top 100 lists seems to be bullying, to a degree, the film community into following the party line. TIME's 2011 lists are far more interesting and diverse and colorful. (Here are IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, AMC and EW's lists.)
THR's list is full of familiar names and faces--here's a look at some of the most (not-so) interesting results of the industry poll:
Check out THR's full list of Hollywood's 100 favorite films here. After the jump, you can watch a mash-up of all 100 films, complete with some very serious underscoring.