How I Rate

Movies are subjective, and it’s hard to compare them, especially when I watch them months apart from each other. Though I used to try to apply star ratings to help put them in order, that never worked for me. I love movies, and too many of them ended up in the 3-4 star range.

So now we’re going full-nerd with 6 tiers, modeled after the way fighting game characters are ranked. It’s pretty self-explanatory with the exception of S-Tier, which in video game speak means God tier.

There is no particular order in each tier, though I’ll generally put them in the order they were released. You should not infer that one movie is better than the other because of it’s placement within a tier. Only the tier pools matter.

The very best movies are put in S-Tier — these are must-watch. After that, I group the movies together based on how good I think they are.

If you watch a lot of movies (like me) but only want to watch the best, you might reasonably work your way down to B-Tier or so. I think anything B and above is easily recommended as a good time.

C-Tier probably won’t feel like a waste of time, and D-Tier might even be okay depending on your tastes.

F-Tier, obviously, is for garbage films. These are movies I don’t think you should waste your time, money, or brain power with.

Again, it’s all subjective, so you may disagree. But this is a little simpler for me than hard number ratings, and gives you pools of movies to choose from depending on your tastes and mood

If you have feedback, let me know. I love when people tell me I’m stupid.