Published August 04, 2009
The Hot or Not of Movies
As a very wise man—okay, it was Diddy—once said: vote or die.
And while he was talking about electoral politics, we'd like to echo his sentiment, only for something
Picking the best movie of all-time—scientifically.
, an ultra-addictive site that lets you rank movies, Hot or Not-style.
: decidedly not hot.)
Flickchart is the kind of site that makes you almost grateful for being chained to your desk every day.
Click over when the boss isn't looking, and you'll be presented with two randomly chosen movie
posters—they've largely eschewed the American versions for wacky foreign ones—and you pick which
flick was objectively better. Be prepared to make some real Sophie's choices: Good Will Hunting
. Back to the Future Part II
or Terminator 2
. Dumb and
or Brokeback Mountain
. (We think the decision is clear
Once you've ranked enough movies, you'll be able to peruse a list of your favorites (as determined by
science) and face the shocking realization that Con Air
is your fifth-favorite film. It also keeps
a tally of movies you haven't seen, in case you decide to improve yourself by finally checking out Wild
. Finally, there's also a tally of how many days, even years you've spent watching movies—a
surefire way to regret sitting through that Brendan Fraser marathon.
The site's currently in private beta, but the gurus behind it are letting UD readers in the back door by
Think of it as a sneak peek.