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Obscure but well-rated ex-bestsellers

Here are the Publishers Weekly 20th Century bestsellers with a number of ratings at Goodreads >= 250 and <= 2500 and an average rating >= 3.95, minus those shelved under spiritual, Christian, picture book, middle grade, or self-help and minus those not shelved under favorite or masterpiece, sorted for popularity by multiplying the log of the number of ratings with the square of the rating expressed as a percentage.

Nevil Shute, Trustee from the Toolroom
John Hersey, The Wall
Irwin Shaw, The Young Lions
Kenneth Roberts, Northwest Passage
Franz Werfel, The Forty Days of Musa Dagh
Richard McKenna, The Sand Pebbles
Fletcher Knebel, Seven Days in May
Rafael Sabatini, The Sea-Hawk
Pearl S. Buck, Dragon Seed
P.C. Wren, Beau Geste
Robert Ruark, Something of Value
Isak Dinesen, Seven Gothic Tales
Hans Fallada, Little Man, What Now?
Thomas Wolfe, Of Time and the River
Edna Ferber, Giant
James Hilton, Random Harvest
Mika Waltari, The Wanderer
Mika Waltari, The Adventurer
Irving Stone, Love Is Eternal
Irving Wallace, The Man
John Jakes, California Gold
Samuel Shellabarger, Prince of Foxes
Howard Fast, Second Generation
Irving Stone, Those Who Love
Louis Bromfield, The Rains Came
Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Murder
Robert Crichton, The Secret of Santa Vittoria
Willa Cather, Shadows on the Rock
John Galsworthy, Swan Song
Herman Wouk, Youngblood Hawke
Irving Stone, The Passions of the Mind
Kenneth Roberts, Oliver Wiswell
Jan Struther, Mrs. Miniver
Thomas B. Costain, Below the Salt
Marcia Davenport, The Valley of Decision
A.J. Cronin, The Green Years
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Shuttle
Samuel Shellabarger, Captain from Castile
Walter D. Edmonds, Drums Along the Mohawk
Meyer Levin, Compulsion
Edwin O’Connor, The Last Hurrah
Bess Streeter Aldrich, A White Bird Flying
John Galsworthy, The Silver Spoon
Kenneth Roberts, Lydia Bailey
Thomas B. Costain, The Tontine
Frank Yerby, The Foxes of Harrow
Ben Ames Williams, Leave Her to Heaven
Irving Stone, Immortal Wife
A.J. Cronin, Shannon’s Way
Lillian Smith, Strange Fruit
Mary Jane Ward, The Snake Pit

Popular SF/F/H Books of 2016

When SFSignal stopped publishing this year, I stopped systematically keeping track of new releases in SF/F, though I’m aware of sources like Kirkus, LocusTorThe Verge, and so on. I just relied on the book blogs I read to keep me informed of what people were reading.

But when I noticed that Locus’s lists of new and/or reviewed books would be easy to cut and paste into a tool I already have for looking up Goodreads scores, I thought that would be a nice, simple way to get a list of popular SF/F books for the year and sort them by the usual metric (the log of the number of ratings at Goodreads times the square of the rating expressed as a percentage).

After cleaning up the data a little and adding in a few more books, I had a sorted list of ~200 books published in 2016. Getting reviewed in Locus is already to some extent an indicator of likely popularity, but I still deleted anything that didn’t have at least a 3.64 on Goodreads to eliminate ~20%.

I’ve broken the books up by category (SF/F, Horror, Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, and Non-Fiction) somewhat arbitrarily. The results are not as comprehensive as my past efforts, but this list covers most of what I’ve seen pass by on book blogs this year.

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Cixin Liu, Death’s End
Blake Crouch, Dark Matter
N.K. Jemisin, The Obelisk Gate
Brandon Sanderson, Arcanum Unbounded
Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad
Dennis E. Taylor, We Are Legion (We Are Bob)
Becky Chambers, A Closed and Common Orbit
Robert Jackson Bennett, City of Blades
Ken Liu, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories
James S.A. Corey, Babylon’s Ashes
Juliet Marillier, Den of Wolves
Charles Stross, The Nightmare Stacks
Joe Abercrombie, Sharp Ends
Marie Brennan, In the Labyrinth of Drakes
Michelle Sagara, Cast in Flight
Lois McMaster Bujold, Penric and the Shaman
Guy Gavriel Kay, Children of Earth and Sky
Anthony Ryan, The Waking Fire
C.J. Cherryh, Visitor
Sylvain Neuvel, Sleeping Giants
Daniel Abraham, The Spider’s War
Seanan McGuire, Every Heart A Doorway
Ben Winters, Underground Airlines
Michael Chabon, Moonglow
Naomi Novik, League of Dragons
T. Kingfisher [Ursula Vernon], The Raven and the Reindeer
Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country
Margaret Atwood, Hag-Seed
Neal Asher, War Factory
Ken Liu, The Wall of Storms
Yoon Ha Lee, Ninefox Gambit
Lois McMaster Bujold, Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
S.K. Dunstall, Alliance
Ada Palmer, Too Like the Lightning
Todd Lockwood, The Summer Dragon
Thomas Olde Heuveldt, Hex
Mercedes Lackey, Closer to the Chest
Alastair Reynolds, Revenger
S.K. Dunstall, Confluence
R. Scott Bakker, The Great Ordeal
Mary Robinette Kowal, Ghost Talkers
Ian Tregillis, The Liberation
Brom, Lost Gods
Emma Newman, After Atlas
Yoshiki Tanaka, Dawn (Legend of the Galactic Heroes v. 1)
Sharon Shinn, Unquiet Land
Kij Johnson, The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe
Mercedes Lackey, A Study in Sable
Bob Proehl, A Hundred Thousand Worlds
K.B. Wagers, Behind the Throne
Alexander Weinstein, Children of the New World
Kai Ashante Wilson, A Taste of Honey
Connie Willis, Crosstalk
Jo Walton, Necessity
Carlos Hernandez, The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria
Paul Cornell, The Lost Child of Lychford
Wesley Chu, The Rise of Io
Ann VanderMeer, The Big Book of Science Fiction
Alan Moore, Jerusalem
K.J. Parker, The Devil You Know
Paul McAuley, Into Everywhere
Ali Shaw, The Trees
Madeline Ashby, Company Town
Allen Steele, Arkwright
Robert J. Sawyer, Quantum Night
Sofia Samatar, The Winged Histories
China Miéville, The Last Days of New Paris
Indra Das, The Devourers
J. Kathleen Cheney, Dreaming Death
Daniel Polansky, A City Dreaming
Chuck Wendig, Invasive
Patricia A. McKillip, Dreams of Distant Shores
Lian Hearn, Emperor of the Eight Islands
Marshall Ryan Maresca, The Alchemy of Chaos
Patricia A. McKillip, Kingfisher
David D. Levine, Arabella of Mars
Kerryn Offord, 1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz
Dominik Parisien, The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales
Foz Meadows, An Accident of Stars
Robert Kroese, The Big Sheep
Michael Swanwick, Not So Much, Said the Cat
Walter Jon Williams, Impersonations
Joan Aiken, The People in the Castle
Laurie Penny, Everything Belongs to the Future
Robert Charles Wilson, Last Year
Ellen Kushner, Tremontaine: Season 1
Will McIntosh, Faller
Beth Cato, Breath of Earth
Haris A. Durrani, Technologies of the Self
Christopher Priest, The Gradual
K.J. Parker, Downfall of the Gods
Blake Charlton, Spellbreaker
Eleanor Arnason, Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens
Alyc Helms, The Conclave of Shadow
Julie E. Czerneda, The Gate to Futures Past
Miyuki Miyabe, The Gate of Sorrows
Jonathan Strahan, Bridging Infinity
Michael A. Armstrong, Truck Stop Earth
Jonathan Strahan, Drowned Worlds
Sonia Orin Lyris, The Seer
Greg Egan, The Four Thousand, the Eight Hundred
Leanna Renee Hieber, Eterna and Omega
Mike Allen, Clockwork Phoenix 5
Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Galactic Games
Andrea Hairston, Will Do Magic for Small Change
Jesse Bullington, Swords v. Cthulhu
Zachary Brown, Titan’s Fall
Kelly Barnhill, The Unlicensed Magician
Nava Semel, Isra Isle
Nick Wood, Azanian Bridges
Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Decision Points
Lisa Yaszek, Sisters of Tomorrow: The First Women of Science Fiction
Sarah Tolmie, Two Travelers
Jeffrey E. Barlough, Where the Time Goes
Jack Cady, Fathoms

Horror

Stephen King, End of Watch
Joe Hill, The Fireman
Michael Wehunt, Greener Pastures
Stephen Graham Jones, Mongrels
John Langan, The Fisherman
Laird Barron, Swift to Chase
Paul Tremblay, Disappearance at Devil’s Rock
Christopher Buehlman, The Suicide Motor Club
Matthew M. Bartlett, Creeping Waves
Livia Llewellyn, Furnace
Cherie Priest, The Family Plot
Sarah L. Johnson, Suicide Stitch
Lynne Jamneck, Dreams from the Witch House: Female Voices of Lovecraftian Horror
Damien Angelica Walters, Paper Tigers
Glen Hirshberg, Good Girls
Pedro Cabiya, Wicked Weeds: A Zombie Novel
Richard Gavin, Sylvan Dread: Tales of Pastoral Darkness
Ross E. Lockhart, Eternal Frankenstein
Sunny Moraine, Singing with All My Skin and Bone
Michael Cisco, The Wretch of the Sun

Young Adult

Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom
Victoria Schwab, This Savage Song
Neal Shusterman, Scythe
Holly Black, The Bronze Key
Kelly Barnhill, The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Gail Carriger, Imprudence
Garth Nix, Goldenhand
Melissa Landers, Starflight
William Ritter, Ghostly Echoes
Rae Carson, Like a River Glorious
Erika Johansen, The Fate of the Tearling
Rachel Caine, Paper and Fire
Mercedes Lackey, Elite
Kate Elliott, Poisoned Blade
Gwenda Bond, Lois Lane: Double Down
Sarah Beth Durst, The Queen of Blood
Jessica Cluess, A Shadow Bright and Burning
Cat Winters, The Steep & Thorny Way
Jennifer A. Nielsen, The Scourge
Kat Howard, Roses and Rot
Jennifer Mason-Black, Devil and the Bluebird
Destiny Soria, Iron Cast
Delia Sherman, The Evil Wizard Smallbone
Sandra Evans, This Is Not a Werewolf Story
Jonathan Stroud, Lockwood & Co: The Creeping Shadow
Laurence Yep, A Dragon’s Guide to Making Your Human Smarter
Fran Wilde, Cloudbound
Sarah Prineas, Rose & Thorn
Zetta Elliott, The Door at the Crossroads

Urban Fantasy

Ilona Andrews, Magic Binds
Patricia Briggs, Fire Touched
Anne Bishop, Marked in Flesh
Seanan McGuire, Once Broken Faith
Daniel O’Malley, Stiletto
Faith Hunter, Blood of the Earth
Ben Aaronovitch, The Hanging Tree
Faith Hunter, Blood in Her Veins
Benedict Jacka, Burned
Faith Hunter, Curse on the Land
Kevin Hearne, The Purloined Poodle
Seanan McGuire, Chaos Choreography
Richard Kadrey, The Perdition Score
Wen Spencer, Project Elfhome
Jim C. Hines, Revisionary
Victor LaValle, The Ballad of Black Tom
Elliott James, In Shining Armor
Mishell Baker, Borderline
Richard Kadrey, The Everything Box
Jim Butcher, Shadowed Souls
R.S. Belcher, The Brotherhood of the Wheel
Paul Crilley, Poison City
Melissa F. Olson, Nightshades
Angela Slatter, Vigil
Colin Gigl, The Ferryman’s Institute
Joseph Nassise, Urban Allies
Linda Grimes, All Fixed Up
E.E. Richardson, Spirit Animals

Non-Fiction

Neil Gaiman, The View from the Cheap Seats
Kameron Hurley, The Geek Feminist Revolution
Jack Womack, …Flying Saucers Are Real!
Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Making Conversation
Mike Ashley, Science Fiction Rebels: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1981 to 1990
Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg

Board game rank change report for 2016Q4

Two reports today: first, my usual quarterly report on titles that have moved up rapidly in BGG rankings, based on a comparison of rankings from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31; second, the results based on a comparison of rankings from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 to show movement over the whole year.

Oct. 1 to Dec. 31

Fast, positive movers among 'Board games':
024 (+476) Terraforming Mars
055 (+445) Mechs vs. Minions
075 (+425) A Feast for Odin
101 (+399) Great Western Trail
116 (+384) Arkham Horror: The Card Game
221 (+279) Captain Sonar
231 (+269) Codenames: Pictures
235 (+102) Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
293 (+207) Sushi Go Party!
317 (+139) Onitama
391 (+109) Dead of Winter: The Long Night

Fast, positive movers among 'Strategy games':
012 (+251) Terraforming Mars
028 (+472) Mechs vs. Minions
031 (+469) A Feast for Odin
046 (+454) Great Western Trail
202 (+298) Cry Havoc
294 (+206) Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu

Fast, positive movers among 'War games':
040 (+460) Wir sind das Volk!
211 (+289) Hands in the Sea

Fast, positive movers among 'Family games':
025 (+475) Sushi Go Party!
096 (+404) Tales & Games: The Hare & the Tortoise
126 (+374) The Pursuit of Happiness
135 (+365) World's Fair 1893
193 (+307) Kingdomino
197 (+303) Cottage Garden
233 (+267) Flamme Rouge
286 (+214) Dream Home
297 (+203) Ice Cool
300 (+200) The Great Dalmuti

Fast, positive movers among 'Collectible games':
006 (+494) Star Wars: Destiny

Fast, positive movers among 'Thematic games':
041 (+459) Captain Sonar
052 (+448) Dead of Winter: The Long Night
085 (+316) Conan
162 (+338) Adrenaline
236 (+264) SeaFall
262 (+238) Malifaux (second edition)
273 (+227) Hit Z Road
300 (+200) Moongha Invaders: Mad Scientists and Atomic Monsters Attack the Earth!
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

Fast, positive movers among 'Board games':
002 (+300) Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization
005 (+495) Star Wars: Rebellion
006 (+494) Scythe
024 (+476) Terraforming Mars
026 (+119) T.I.M.E Stories
031 (+435) Food Chain Magnate
040 (+460) Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
048 (+452) Viticulture Essential Edition
055 (+445) Mechs vs. Minions
064 (+371) Mombasa
075 (+425) A Feast for Odin
079 (+316) The Gallerist
101 (+399) Great Western Trail
111 (+389) Zombicide: Black Plague
116 (+384) Arkham Horror: The Card Game
138 (+362) Above and Below
143 (+357) Kingdom Death: Monster
149 (+252) Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King
163 (+337) Fury of Dracula (third edition)
178 (+322) Mission: Red Planet (second edition)
179 (+321) Grand Austria Hotel
217 (+283) Trickerion: Legends of Illusion
221 (+279) Captain Sonar
223 (+277) Quadropolis
228 (+272) A Game of Thrones: The Card Game (Second Edition)
231 (+269) Codenames: Pictures
235 (+265) Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
256 (+244) Nippon
270 (+151) Tiny Epic Galaxies
272 (+228) Champions of Midgard
280 (+220) Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game
281 (+219) The Grizzled
293 (+207) Sushi Go Party!
297 (+110) San Juan (second edition)
303 (+193) Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn
317 (+183) Onitama
318 (+182) Star Realms: Colony Wars
322 (+178) Stockpile
323 (+177) Burgle Bros.
326 (+174) Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – The Force Awakens Core Set
364 (+136) Baseball Highlights: 2045
378 (+122) Millennium Blades
384 (+116) Arboretum
391 (+109) Dead of Winter: The Long Night

Fast, positive movers among 'Strategy games':
005 (+495) Scythe
012 (+488) Terraforming Mars
027 (+473) Viticulture Essential Edition
028 (+472) Mechs vs. Minions
031 (+469) A Feast for Odin
046 (+454) Great Western Trail
096 (+391) Grand Austria Hotel
106 (+394) Mission: Red Planet (second edition)
110 (+360) Trickerion: Legends of Illusion
111 (+389) Battle Line
114 (+386) Letters from Whitechapel
119 (+228) Nippon
152 (+348) Pandemic: The Cure
154 (+214) Champions of Midgard
164 (+336) Star Realms: Colony Wars
173 (+272) Stockpile
202 (+298) Cry Havoc
206 (+294) 51st State: Master Set
209 (+226) Shakespeare
210 (+224) Empires: Age of Discovery
225 (+275) Steampunk Rally
231 (+269) Mare Nostrum: Empires
238 (+262) Raptor
261 (+239) Raiders of the North Sea
280 (+220) Churchill
292 (+208) Signorie
294 (+206) Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu
298 (+202) Mystic Vale

Fast, positive movers among 'War games':
002 (+498) War of the Ring (second edition)
040 (+460) Wir sind das Volk!
046 (+454) Liberty or Death: The American Insurrection
047 (+453) SPQR (Deluxe Edition)
048 (+452) Falling Sky: The Gallic Revolt Against Caesar
075 (+425) Risk Legacy
153 (+347) Silent Victory: U.S. Submarines in the Pacific, 1941-45
162 (+338) Talon
211 (+289) Hands in the Sea
235 (+265) Stronghold (2nd edition)
282 (+218) The Greatest Day: Sword, Juno, and Gold Beaches

Fast, positive movers among 'Family games':
011 (+489) Mysterium
013 (+487) Mission: Red Planet (second edition)
020 (+480) Quadropolis
025 (+475) Sushi Go Party!
047 (+453) Raptor
050 (+450) Karuba
066 (+434) Imhotep
093 (+407) Potion Explosion
105 (+395) FUSE
112 (+388) Celestia
118 (+382) Automobiles
125 (+375) Via Nebula
126 (+374) The Pursuit of Happiness
134 (+366) Valeria: Card Kingdoms
135 (+365) World's Fair 1893
160 (+340) Archaeology: The New Expedition
165 (+335) Oh My Goods!
176 (+264) Dice City
178 (+322) Dale of Merchants
193 (+307) Kingdomino
197 (+303) Cottage Garden
206 (+294) Favor of the Pharaoh
212 (+288) Kodama: The Tree Spirits
233 (+267) Flamme Rouge
257 (+243) Nyet!
286 (+214) Dream Home
297 (+203) Ice Cool
300 (+200) The Great Dalmuti

Fast, positive movers among 'Collectible games':
001 (+499) Arkham Horror: The Card Game
004 (+496) Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – The Force Awakens Core Set
006 (+494) Star Wars: Destiny
011 (+489) Codex: Card-Time Strategy – Deluxe Set
014 (+486) DC Comics Dice Masters: Justice League
023 (+477) Marvel Dice Masters: Age of Ultron
031 (+469) Mage Wars Academy
062 (+438) CapCom Street Fighter Deck-Building Game
063 (+437) Force of Will
089 (+411) Lords of War: Orcs versus Dwarves
111 (+389) Gruff

Fast, positive movers among 'Thematic games':
002 (+498) Star Wars: Rebellion
005 (+495) Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
041 (+459) Captain Sonar
048 (+452) Millennium Blades
052 (+448) Dead of Winter: The Long Night
057 (+443) 51st State: Master Set
085 (+328) Conan
093 (+407) Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu
109 (+391) The Others
140 (+360) Catacombs (third edition)
141 (+287) Leaving Earth
162 (+338) Adrenaline
174 (+326) Neanderthal
178 (+322) Vast: The Crystal Caverns
184 (+316) Dawn of the Zeds (Third edition)
192 (+308) Legendary Encounters: A Firefly Deck Building Game
236 (+264) SeaFall
240 (+260) Project: ELITE
247 (+253) Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower
259 (+241) Thunderstone: Starter Set
262 (+238) Malifaux (second edition)
264 (+236) The Ravens of Thri Sahashri
273 (+227) Hit Z Road
282 (+218) New Bedford

Board game rank change report for 2016Q3

Here’s the usual quarterly report on titles that have moved up rapidly in BGG rankings, based on a comparison of rankings from July 1 and October 1.

Fast, positive movers among 'Board games':
012 (+488) Scythe
065 (+435) Viticulture Essential Edition
110 (+390) Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
355 (+112) Stockpile
383 (+117) Smash Up: Science Fiction Double Feature
388 (+112) Star Realms: Colony Wars
397 (+103) Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – The Force Awakens Core Set

Fast, positive movers among 'Strategy games':
006 (+494) Scythe
034 (+466) Viticulture Essential Edition
096 (+404) Above and Below
104 (+396) Letters from Whitechapel
153 (+347) Pandemic: The Cure
253 (+247) Smash Up: Science Fiction Double Feature
263 (+237) Terraforming Mars
279 (+221) 51st State: Master Set

Fast, positive movers among 'War games':
073 (+427) Risk Legacy
110 (+390) Warfighter: The Tactical Special Forces Card Game
135 (+365) Lock 'n Load: Band of Heroes
281 (+219) Stronghold (2nd edition)

Fast, positive movers among 'Family games':
105 (+338) Imhotep
172 (+328) Via Nebula
217 (+283) Archaeology: The New Expedition

Fast, positive movers among 'Collectible games':
066 (+434) Arkham Horror: The Card Game
121 (+379) Gruff

Fast, positive movers among 'Thematic games':
009 (+491) Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
096 (+404) Smash Up: Science Fiction Double Feature
200 (+300) Dawn of the Zeds (Third edition)
201 (+299) Vast: The Crystal Caverns
208 (+292) Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu
209 (+291) The Others: 7 Sins
264 (+236) Legendary Encounters: A Firefly Deck Building Game

Board game rank change report for 2016Q2

Here’s the usual quarterly report on titles that have moved up rapidly in BGG rankings.

Fast, positive movers among 'Board games':
019 (+481) Star Wars: Rebellion
202 (+116) Above and Below
206 (+190) Zombicide: Black Plague
236 (+113) Fury of Dracula (third edition)
241 (+184) Kingdom Death: Monster
275 (+162) Grand Austria Hotel
307 (+193) Quadropolis
323 (+101) Nippon

Fast, positive movers among 'Strategy games':
216 (+284) Steampunk Rally
277 (+223) Star Realms: Colony Wars

Fast, positive movers among 'War games':
194 (+237) Silent Victory: U.S. Submarines in the Pacific, 1941-45
228 (+272) Falling Sky: The Gallic Revolt Against Caesar

Fast, positive movers among 'Family games':
029 (+217) Quadropolis
169 (+331) FUSE
187 (+254) Automobiles
197 (+303) The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game
296 (+204) Kodama: The Tree Spirits

Fast, positive movers among 'Collectible games':
030 (+470) Mage Wars Academy

Fast, positive movers among 'Thematic games':
002 (+498) Star Wars: Rebellion
083 (+417) Millennium Blades
166 (+334) 51st State: Master Set
167 (+333) Catacombs (third edition)

Popular manga

I’ve relied on ~8 Wikipedia category articles and Goodreads lists to supply over 440 manga titles assigned uniquely into the categories shōnen, shōjo, seinen, and josei, and I’ve sorted them based on their first volume’s Goodreads stats (the log of the number of raters multiplied by the cube of their score expressed as a percentage). Obviously, dubious categorizations as well as biases inherent in the ratings are problems in the results. Still, the top 50 titles in each category and in all categories combined are given below, as usual minus any actual data from Goodreads.

50 popular manga

Fullmetal Alchemist
Death Note
Attack on Titan
Ouran High School Host Club
One Piece
Fairy Tail
Naruto
Black Butler
Tokyo Ghoul
Maid-sama!
Dragon Ball
Blue Exorcist
Fruits Basket
Rurouni Kenshin
Bleach
Hunter x Hunter
OnePunch-Man
Kamisama Kiss
Soul Eater
Skip Beat!
InuYasha
Sailor Moon
Akira
Case Closed
Electric Daisy
Hellsing
Yotsuba&!
Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You
Cardcaptor Sakura
Oyasumi Punpun
Love So Life
Berserk
Horimiya
Vampire Knight
Naoki Urasawa’s Monster
Yu Yu Hakusho
Nana
D.Gray-man
Beast Master
Hana to Akuma
Hana-Kimi
Pandora Hearts
Blue Spring Ride
Gakuen Alice
Trigun Maximum
Alice in the Country of Hearts
xxxHolic
Reborn!
Love★Com
Ranma ½

50 popular shōjo manga

Ouran High School Host Club
Maid-sama!
Fruits Basket
Kamisama Kiss
Skip Beat!
Sailor Moon
Electric Daisy
Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You
Cardcaptor Sakura
Love So Life
Horimiya
Vampire Knight
Beast Master
Hana to Akuma
Hana-Kimi
Blue Spring Ride
Gakuen Alice
Alice in the Country of Hearts
Love★Com
Faster than a Kiss
From Far Away
Special A
Kitchen Princess
Beauty Pop
Orange
Suki-tte Ii na yo
Last Game
The Wallflower
High School Debut
Tokyo Crazy Paradise
Black Bird
MeruPuri
Shugo Chara!
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
Akatsuki no Yona
Daytime Shooting Star
Snow White with the Red Hair
Fushigi Yûgi: The Mysterious Play
Boys Over Flowers: Hana Yori Dango
Happy Cafe
1/2 Prince
Dawn of the Arcana
Full Moon O Sagashite
Kodocha: Sana’s Stage
Absolute Boyfriend
Natsume’s Book of Friends
D.N.Angel
Tail of the Moon
Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne
Barajou no Kiss

50 popular shōnen manga

Fullmetal Alchemist
Death Note
Attack on Titan
One Piece
Fairy Tail
Naruto
Black Butler
Dragon Ball
Blue Exorcist
Rurouni Kenshin
Bleach
Hunter x Hunter
OnePunch-Man
Soul Eater
InuYasha
Case Closed
Yotsuba&!
Yu Yu Hakusho
D.Gray-man
Pandora Hearts
Reborn!
Ranma ½
Bakuman
Trigun
Sword Art Online
Assassination Classroom
Pokémon Adventures
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
Shaman King
DRRR!! Durarara!!
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Azumanga Daioh
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
Hikaru no Go
Rave Master
Chibi Vampire
Koe no Katachi
Tegami Bachi
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Rosario+Vampire
The Ancient Magus’ Bride
Akame ga KILL!
The Devil is a Part-Timer!
High School DxD
Cross Game
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Negima! Magister Negi Magi
Yakitate!! Japan
Love Hina
Cage of Eden

50 popular josei manga

Nana
Red River
The Crimson Spell
Mars
Paradise Kiss
Pet Shop of Horrors
Midnight Secretary
Nodame Cantabile
Solanin
Princess Jellyfish
The Story of Saiunkoku
Tramps Like Us
Bunny Drop
Karneval
Sand Chronicles
Private Prince
Cat Street
7 Seeds
Wandering Son
Sensual Phrase
Gokusen
Sakamichi No Apollon
Ōoku: The Inner Chambers
Honey and Clover
A Drunken Dream and Other Stories
The Cain Saga
Chihayafuru
Desire Climax
Little New York
My Lovely Honey
Maison Ikkoku
My Girl
Aria
Butterflies, Flowers
Utsubora – The Story of a Novelist
Oishii Kankei
Kaze Hikaru
Bitter Virgin
Tada, Kimi Wo Aishiteru
Doll
For The Rose
Princess Ai
anata ni hana o sasagemashou
Beautiful People
Model
Deep Love: Ayu’s Story
X-Day
Hanshin
Suppli
Flat

50 popular seinen manga

Tokyo Ghoul
Akira
Hellsing
Oyasumi Punpun
Berserk
Naoki Urasawa’s Monster
Trigun Maximum
xxxHolic
20th Century Boys
PLUTO
Uzumaki
Mushishi
Ghost in the Shell
Chobits
Vagabond
Tekkon Kinkreet
Lone Wolf and Cub
Gangsta.
A Bride’s Story
Parasyte
Chi’s Sweet Home
Buddha
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Battle Angel Alita
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Liar Game
Vinland Saga
Blade of the Immortal
Higurashi When They Cry
All You Need Is Kill
Angel Beats!
Planetes
Clannad Manga
Blame!
Wolf’s Rain
Battle Royale
Black Jack
Gantz
Showa: A History of Japan, 1926-1939
Elfen Lied
Domu: A Child’s Dream
Black Lagoon
Ode to Kirihito
Chang Ge Xing
Spice & Wolf
The Voices of a Distant Star
Museum of Terror: Tomie
Ajin: Demi-Human
K-ON!
Corpse Party

Board game rank change report for 2016Q1

On March 31, I compiled the usual stats on board games that have shown large positive movement within BGG‘s top 500 in the past quarter. Standard caveats about recategorization, new editions (etc.) apply.

Fast, positive movers among 'Board games':
010 (+292) Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization
040 (+105) T.I.M.E Stories
128 (+338) Food Chain Magnate
150 (+285) Mombasa
209 (+186) The Gallerist
283 (+118) Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King
294 (+206) Mission: Red Planet (second edition)
318 (+182) Above and Below
330 (+170) A Game of Thrones: The Card Game (Second Edition)
349 (+151) Fury of Dracula (third edition)
380 (+116) Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn
396 (+104) Zombicide: Black Plague

Fast, positive movers among 'Strategy games':
100 (+400) Letters from Whitechapel
106 (+394) Battle Line
153 (+347) Mission: Red Planet (second edition)
207 (+263) Trickerion: Legends of Illusion
215 (+272) Grand Austria Hotel
270 (+230) Churchill

Fast, positive movers among 'War games':
002 (+498) War of the Ring (second edition)
044 (+456) SPQR (Deluxe Edition)
093 (+407) Liberty or Death: The American Insurrection
263 (+237) Talon

Fast, positive movers among 'Family games':
011 (+489) Mysterium
025 (+475) Mission: Red Planet (second edition)
142 (+358) Raptor
239 (+261) Favor of the Pharaoh
246 (+254) Quadropolis
255 (+245) Karuba
287 (+213) Celestia
295 (+205) Nyet!

Fast, positive movers among 'Collectible games':
004 (+496) Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – The Force Awakens Core Set
007 (+493) DC Comics Dice Masters: Justice League
016 (+484) Marvel Dice Masters: Age of Ultron
058 (+442) Codex: Card-Time Strategy
065 (+435) CapCom Street Fighter Deck-Building Game
066 (+434) Force of Will
098 (+402) Lords of War: Orcs versus Dwarves

Fast, positive movers among 'Thematic games':
239 (+261) Thunderstone: Starter Set
272 (+228) Malifaux Second Edition
273 (+227) Neanderthal

Board game rank change report for 2015Q4

I’m very late in posting the results, but on January 1 I compiled the usual stats on board games that have shown large positive movement within BGG‘s top 500 in the past quarter. Standard caveats about recategorization, new editions (etc.) apply.

Fast, positive movers among 'Board games':
001 (+499) Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
022 (+141) Codenames
033 (+467) 7 Wonders: Duel
065 (+435) Blood Rage
098 (+179) Orléans
145 (+355) T.I.M.E Stories
185 (+315) Mysterium
302 (+198) Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization
395 (+105) The Gallerist

Fast, positive movers among 'Strategy games':
001 (+499) Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
017 (+483) 7 Wonders: Duel
035 (+465) Blood Rage
096 (+404) Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization
135 (+365) Virgin Queen
138 (+362) Blood Bowl (Third Edition)
166 (+334) The Gallerist
194 (+306) Mombasa
201 (+299) Food Chain Magnate
212 (+288) Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King
261 (+239) Tiny Epic Galaxies

Fast, positive movers among 'War games':
260 (+240) The U.S. Civil War
264 (+236) Risk: Star Wars Edition

Fast, positive movers among 'Family games':
066 (+434) Between Two Cities
111 (+389) Augustus
148 (+352) Burgle Bros.

Fast, positive movers among 'Collectible games':
003 (+497) A Game of Thrones: The Card Game (Second Edition)
085 (+415) Nature of the Beast: Farm vs. Forest
162 (+221) Schneller als Kurz
175 (+283) Huntik: Secrets and Seekers Trading Card Game

Fast, positive movers among 'Thematic games':
001 (+499) Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
006 (+256) Blood Rage
013 (+487) T.I.M.E Stories
032 (+468) Xia: Legends of a Drift System
034 (+466) Mysterium
064 (+362) Kingdom Death: Monster
092 (+408) Fury of Dracula (third edition)
094 (+406) Above and Below
096 (+404) Ninjato
109 (+391) Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game
111 (+389) Thunderstone Advance: Worlds Collide
118 (+382) The Grizzled
140 (+360) Burgle Bros.
171 (+329) Run, Fight, or Die!
174 (+257) Risk: Star Wars Edition
177 (+323) Runebound (Third Edition)
206 (+294) Zombicide: Black Plague
222 (+278) Thunderbirds
246 (+254) DungeonQuest Revised Edition
256 (+244) Conquest of Paradise
276 (+224) A Study in Emerald (second edition)

The most highly rated genre films of the past five years

It turns out that, although the status of several might be disputed, roughly 1/5 of the non-documentary films on the previous list have elements of fantasy, science fiction, or horror to them.

8.134 Inside Out (2015; imdb)
8.118 Song Of The Sea (2014; imdb)
8.100 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013; imdb)
7.857 Mad Max: Fury Road (2015; imdb)
7.776 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011; imdb)
7.728 Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015; imdb)
7.566 Gravity (2013; imdb)
7.520 Her (2013; imdb)
7.488 The LEGO Movie (2014; imdb)
7.452 The Martian (2015; imdb)
7.452 Marvel's The Avengers (2012; imdb)
7.395 The Dark Knight Rises (2012; imdb)
7.371 Guardians of the Galaxy (2014; imdb)
7.296 What We Do In The Shadows (2014; imdb)
7.280 X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014; imdb)
7.189 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014; imdb)
7.144 Hugo (2011; imdb)
7.110 Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014; imdb)
7.084 Ex Machina (2015; imdb)
7.031 Big Hero 6 (2014; imdb)
7.020 When Marnie Was There (2014; imdb)
6.956 The History Of Future Folk (2012; imdb)
6.942 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014; imdb)
6.900 Source Code (2011; imdb)
6.882 Looper (2012; imdb)
6.840 Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014; imdb)
6.786 Star Trek Into Darkness (2013; imdb)
6.786 X-Men: First Class (2011; imdb)
6.764 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013; imdb)
6.764 Frozen (2013; imdb)
6.708 Wreck-it Ralph (2012; imdb)
6.693 It Follows (2014; imdb)
6.674 The Rabbi's Cat (2011; imdb)
6.664 The Babadook (2014; imdb)
6.660 The Witch (2015; imdb)
6.650 A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014; imdb)
6.650 Snowpiercer (2013; imdb)
6.624 The Lobster (2015; imdb)
6.596 Housebound (2014; imdb)
6.461 Holy Motors (2012; imdb)
6.450 The Conjuring (2013; imdb)
6.440 The Cabin in the Woods (2012; imdb)
6.324 Journey To The West (2013; imdb)
6.319 Bone Tomahawk (2015; imdb)
6.248 Coherence (2013; imdb)
6.232 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011; imdb)
6.230 The World's End (2013; imdb)
6.216 Predestination (2014; imdb)
6.132 The Hunger Games (2012; imdb)
6.120 Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (2011; imdb)
6.106 Interstellar (2014; imdb)
6.106 Robot & Frank (2012; imdb)
6.090 ParaNorman (2012; imdb)
6.090 Frankenweenie (2012; imdb)
6.072 White God (2014; imdb)
6.035 Chronicle (2012; imdb)
6.030 Spring (2014; imdb)
6.016 The Survivalist (2015; imdb)
6.004 Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015; imdb)

The most highly rated films of the past five years

It’s been five years since I first combined IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes scores to build a list of the year’s most highly rated films. I thought generating a cumulative list might be fun too, and it turns out I’ve omitted several well-liked films over the years because IMDb and RT didn’t agree on what year the film was released and/or what it was named. Anyway, below are the top 20% of all films having more than 2000 votes at IMDb and more than 10 pro reviews at Rotten Tomatoes, ranked by the product of their scores on both sites. There are around 300 non-documentaries followed by around 100 documentaries, all scoring 6.0 and above.

Non-documentaries:

8.316 A Separation (2011; imdb)
8.134 Inside Out (2015; imdb)
8.118 Song Of The Sea (2014; imdb)
8.100 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013; imdb)
7.990 Whiplash (2014; imdb)
7.920 Short Term 12 (2013; imdb)
7.872 Spotlight (2015; imdb)
7.857 Mad Max: Fury Road (2015; imdb)
7.840 Boyhood (2014; imdb)
7.802 The Hunt (2012; imdb)
7.802 Room (2015; imdb)
7.800 Aferim! (2015; imdb)
7.776 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011; imdb)
7.776 12 Years a Slave (2013; imdb)
7.760 The Artist (2011; imdb)
7.742 Before Midnight (2013; imdb)
7.728 Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015; imdb)
7.700 GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014; imdb)
7.695 Wild Tales (2014; imdb)
7.623 Leviathan (2014; imdb)
7.584 Son of Saul (2015; imdb)
7.566 Gravity (2013; imdb)
7.546 Oslo, August 31st (2011; imdb)
7.524 Wadjda (2012; imdb)
7.520 Dallas Buyers Club (2013; imdb)
7.520 Her (2013; imdb)
7.505 Nightcrawler (2014; imdb)
7.488 The Lunchbox (2013; imdb)
7.488 The LEGO Movie (2014; imdb)
7.488 Argo (2012; imdb)
7.480 Django Unchained (2012; imdb)
7.452 The Martian (2015; imdb)
7.452 The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014; imdb)
7.452 Marvel's The Avengers (2012; imdb)
7.425 Selma (2014; imdb)
7.400 Nosotros los Nobles (2013; imdb)
7.395 The Dark Knight Rises (2012; imdb)
7.387 Winter Sleep (2014; imdb)
7.371 Guardians of the Galaxy (2014; imdb)
7.360 Durak (2014; imdb)
7.347 Amour (2012; imdb)
7.347 Captain Phillips (2013; imdb)
7.332 Creed (2015; imdb)
7.332 In Bloom (2013; imdb)
7.326 Starred Up (2013; imdb)
7.326 Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015; imdb)
7.315 Weekend (2011; imdb)
7.300 Ilo Ilo (2013; imdb)
7.298 Rush (2013; imdb)
7.296 Mustang (2015; imdb)
7.296 What We Do In The Shadows (2014; imdb)
7.290 The Imitation Game (2014; imdb)
7.280 X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014; imdb)
7.280 The Way He Looks (2014; imdb)
7.275 Brooklyn (2015; imdb)
7.275 Monsieur Lazhar (2011; imdb)
7.254 Moonrise Kingdom (2012; imdb)
7.254 Skyfall (2012; imdb)
7.252 Mud (2012; imdb)
7.238 50/50 (2011; imdb)
7.209 Mommy (2014; imdb)
7.200 Dheepan (2015; imdb)
7.200 Kilo Two Bravo (2014; imdb)
7.200 Wild Bill (2011; imdb)
7.200 The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011; imdb)
7.189 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014; imdb)
7.178 Two Days, One Night (2014; imdb)
7.178 Tomboy (2011; imdb)
7.176 Pride (2014; imdb)
7.176 Silver Linings Playbook (2012; imdb)
7.176 Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011; imdb)
7.176 Drive (2011; imdb)
7.161 Sicario (2015; imdb)
7.161 Midnight in Paris (2011; imdb)
7.154 Phoenix (2014; imdb)
7.144 Metro Manila (2013; imdb)
7.144 Moneyball (2011; imdb)
7.144 Hugo (2011; imdb)
7.128 Timbuktu (2014; imdb)
7.128 Gone Girl (2014; imdb)
7.128 Le Havre (2011; imdb)
7.125 The Dance of Reality (2013; imdb)
7.110 Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014; imdb)
7.104 Ida (2013; imdb)
7.104 The Rocket (2013; imdb)
7.104 The Kid with a Bike (2011; imdb)
7.098 Beasts of No Nation (2015; imdb)
7.098 Birdman (2014; imdb)
7.098 Nebraska (2013; imdb)
7.084 Ex Machina (2015; imdb)
7.081 Theeb (2014; imdb)
7.081 The Selfish Giant (2013; imdb)
7.056 Paddington (2014; imdb)
7.050 Fruitvale Station (2013; imdb)
7.050 Blancanieves (2012; imdb)
7.040 Straight Outta Compton (2015; imdb)
7.031 Big Hero 6 (2014; imdb)
7.020 When Marnie Was There (2014; imdb)
7.020 Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013; imdb)
7.007 The Great Beauty (2013; imdb)
7.000 Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed (2013; imdb)
6.992 Bridge of Spies (2015; imdb)
6.992 Philomena (2013; imdb)
6.992 Headhunters (2011; imdb)
6.984 We Are the Best! (2013; imdb)
6.975 Child's Pose (2013; imdb)
6.956 Carol (2015; imdb)
6.956 The History Of Future Folk (2012; imdb)
6.956 I Wish (2011; imdb)
6.952 The Big Short (2015; imdb)
6.942 The Wind Rises (2013; imdb)
6.942 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014; imdb)
6.916 Omar (2013; imdb)
6.916 Delhi Belly (2011; imdb)
6.912 '71 (2014; imdb)
6.912 The Muppets (2011; imdb)
6.900 Anomalisa (2015; imdb)
6.900 Source Code (2011; imdb)
6.887 Tangerine (2015; imdb)
6.887 45 Years (2015; imdb)
6.882 Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011; imdb)
6.882 Still Mine (2012; imdb)
6.882 Inside Llewyn Davis (2013; imdb)
6.882 Frances Ha (2012; imdb)
6.882 No (2012; imdb)
6.882 Zero Dark Thirty (2012; imdb)
6.882 Looper (2012; imdb)
6.880 Life of Pi (2012; imdb)
6.864 The Turin Horse (2011; imdb)
6.862 The Guard (2011; imdb)
6.840 A Hijacking (2012; imdb)
6.840 Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014; imdb)
6.840 Beyond The Hills (2012; imdb)
6.825 Stations of the Cross (2014; imdb)
6.825 The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013; imdb)
6.816 Enough Said (2013; imdb)
6.816 Blue Ruin (2013; imdb)
6.800 Frequencies (2013; imdb)
6.800 The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012; imdb)
6.790 Blind (2014; imdb)
6.789 American Hustle (2013; imdb)
6.786 Like Father, Like Son (2013; imdb)
6.786 Star Trek Into Darkness (2013; imdb)
6.786 X-Men: First Class (2011; imdb)
6.768 Good Vibrations (2012; imdb)
6.768 Win Win (2011; imdb)
6.764 A Royal Affair (2012; imdb)
6.764 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013; imdb)
6.764 Frozen (2013; imdb)
6.762 Mr. Turner (2014; imdb)
6.745 War Witch (2012; imdb)
6.745 Sister (2012; imdb)
6.734 The End Of The Tour (2015; imdb)
6.734 Take Shelter (2011; imdb)
6.724 The Revenant (2015; imdb)
6.724 Warrior (2011; imdb)
6.716 Force Majeure (2014; imdb)
6.708 Wreck-it Ralph (2012; imdb)
6.708 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011; imdb)
6.696 Copenhagen (2014; imdb)
6.696 A Touch of Sin (2013; imdb)
6.696 Barbara (2012; imdb)
6.696 Teddy Bear (2012; imdb)
6.696 The Sessions (2012; imdb)
6.696 Pariah (2011; imdb)
6.696 Sleep Tight (2011; imdb)
6.693 It Follows (2014; imdb)
6.674 Spy (2015; imdb)
6.674 Lore (2012; imdb)
6.674 The Rabbi's Cat (2011; imdb)
6.664 The Babadook (2014; imdb)
6.660 The Witch (2015; imdb)
6.660 Love & Mercy (2014; imdb)
6.660 Lincoln (2012; imdb)
6.650 A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014; imdb)
6.650 Snowpiercer (2013; imdb)
6.643 Blue Jasmine (2013; imdb)
6.643 Caesar Must Die (2012; imdb)
6.633 Gloria (2013; imdb)
6.624 The Lobster (2015; imdb)
6.624 99 Homes (2014; imdb)
6.624 Girlhood (2014; imdb)
6.603 The Gift (2015; imdb)
6.603 Diplomacy (2014; imdb)
6.603 The Spectacular Now (2013; imdb)
6.600 Still Alice (2014; imdb)
6.596 Housebound (2014; imdb)
6.586 Calvary (2014; imdb)
6.586 Bears (2014; imdb)
6.586 In the House (2012; imdb)
6.580 Drug War (2012; imdb)
6.570 Winnie the Pooh (2011; imdb)
6.561 Prisoners (2013; imdb)
6.555 The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015; imdb)
6.545 End of Watch (2012; imdb)
6.532 Arthur Christmas (2011; imdb)
6.525 What Maisie Knew (2012; imdb)
6.512 The Good Lie (2014; imdb)
6.497 The Descendants (2011; imdb)
6.486 All Is Lost (2013; imdb)
6.474 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015; imdb)
6.461 Locke (2013; imdb)
6.461 The Sapphires (2012; imdb)
6.461 Holy Motors (2012; imdb)
6.460 The Raid: Redemption (2011; imdb)
6.450 The Conjuring (2013; imdb)
6.450 The Intouchables (2011; imdb)
6.440 Slow West (2015; imdb)
6.440 Frank (2014; imdb)
6.440 The Cabin in the Woods (2012; imdb)
6.438 Tabu (2012; imdb)
6.432 Sleepless Night (2011; imdb)
6.424 Dope (2015; imdb)
6.424 The Tribe (2014; imdb)
6.424 In Darkness (2011; imdb)
6.417 Stranger by the Lake (2013; imdb)
6.408 Venus in Fur (2013; imdb)
6.392 Love Is Strange (2014; imdb)
6.390 Wild (2014; imdb)
6.390 Footnote (2011; imdb)
6.370 Mia Madre (2015; imdb)
6.365 The Wonders (2014; imdb)
6.351 Polisse (2011; imdb)
6.348 The Lady In The Van (2015; imdb)
6.324 Journey To The West (2013; imdb)
6.324 Our Children (2012; imdb)
6.320 The Fault In Our Stars (2014; imdb)
6.320 The Raid 2 (2014; imdb)
6.319 Bone Tomahawk (2015; imdb)
6.319 The Drop (2014; imdb)
6.318 The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012; imdb)
6.314 The Wolf of Wall Street (2013; imdb)
6.308 Laurence Anyways (2012; imdb)
6.308 Tyrannosaur (2011; imdb)
6.300 Safety Not Guaranteed (2012; imdb)
6.300 The Well-Digger's Daughter (2011; imdb)
6.290 Zero Motivation (2014; imdb)
6.290 The Walk (2015; imdb)
6.290 The Way Way Back (2013; imdb)
6.278 Chef (2014; imdb)
6.278 Only Lovers Left Alive (2013; imdb)
6.278 Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012; imdb)
6.264 The Peanuts Movie (2015; imdb)
6.264 Rango (2011; imdb)
6.256 Grandma (2015; imdb)
6.248 Coherence (2013; imdb)
6.248 Hannah Arendt (2012; imdb)
6.248 Margin Call (2011; imdb)
6.237 Victoria (2015; imdb)
6.232 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011; imdb)
6.231 The Duke Of Burgundy (2014; imdb)
6.231 I'll See You in My Dreams (2015; imdb)
6.230 A Most Violent Year (2014; imdb)
6.230 The World's End (2013; imdb)
6.216 Predestination (2014; imdb)
6.216 Jane Eyre (2011; imdb)
6.210 Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011; imdb)
6.205 Steve Jobs (2015; imdb)
6.177 The Attack (2012; imdb)
6.164 In a World... (2013; imdb)
6.160 A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014; imdb)
6.160 The Angels' Share (2012; imdb)
6.160 Foxcatcher (2014; imdb)
6.160 Breathing (2011; imdb)
6.156 The Impossible (2012; imdb)
6.156 The Help (2011; imdb)
6.156 The Skin I Live In (2011; imdb)
6.142 Belle (2013; imdb)
6.132 The Hunger Games (2012; imdb)
6.120 Kon Tiki (2012; imdb)
6.120 John Wick (2014; imdb)
6.120 Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013; imdb)
6.120 Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (2011; imdb)
6.120 Bernie (2011; imdb)
6.120 A Better Life (2011; imdb)
6.120 Bridesmaids (2011; imdb)
6.120 21 Jump Street (2012; imdb)
6.106 Boy Meets Girl (2014; imdb)
6.106 Far From the Madding Crowd (2015; imdb)
6.106 Interstellar (2014; imdb)
6.106 The Patience Stone (2012; imdb)
6.106 Robot & Frank (2012; imdb)
6.090 Mr. Holmes (2015; imdb)
6.090 ParaNorman (2012; imdb)
6.090 Frankenweenie (2012; imdb)
6.083 The Theory of Everything (2014; imdb)
6.075 Ip Man 3 (2015; imdb)
6.075 Red Dog (2011; imdb)
6.072 Queen of Earth (2015; imdb)
6.072 White God (2014; imdb)
6.072 Sunshine on Leith (2013; imdb)
6.059 The Lincoln Lawyer (2011; imdb)
6.052 Clouds of Sils Maria (2014; imdb)
6.052 Obvious Child (2014; imdb)
6.052 Cheap Thrills (2013; imdb)
6.048 Much Ado About Nothing (2012; imdb)
6.035 22 Jump Street (2014; imdb)
6.035 Chronicle (2012; imdb)
6.035 The Ides of March (2011; imdb)
6.035 The Master (2012; imdb)
6.030 Spring (2014; imdb)
6.030 Faults (2014; imdb)
6.030 The Guest (2014; imdb)
6.030 Paradise: Hope (2013; imdb)
6.020 Declaration of War (2011; imdb)
6.016 The Survivalist (2015; imdb)
6.004 Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015; imdb)
6.003 The Skeleton Twins (2014; imdb)
6.000 The Hateful Eight (2015; imdb)

Documentaries:

8.100 The Square (2013; imdb)
8.051 The Look of Silence (2014; imdb)
7.980 Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom (2015; imdb)
7.980 The Salt of the Earth (2014; imdb)
7.954 Listen To Me Marlon (2015; imdb)
7.938 Jodorowsky's Dune (2013; imdb)
7.938 Citizenfour (2014; imdb)
7.938 Blackfish (2013; imdb)
7.938 Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012; imdb)
7.872 The Act of Killing (2012; imdb)
7.872 The Crash Reel (2013; imdb)
7.800 Sound City (2013; imdb)
7.708 Searching for Sugar Man (2012; imdb)
7.700 Twinsters (2015; imdb)
7.663 Life Itself (2014; imdb)
7.614 Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015; imdb)
7.600 More Than Honey (2012; imdb)
7.600 Marley (2012; imdb)
7.600 5 Broken Cameras (2011; imdb)
7.546 Beware Of Mr. Baker (2012; imdb)
7.533 The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014; imdb)
7.524 How to Survive a Plague (2012; imdb)
7.505 Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012; imdb)
7.505 West of Memphis (2012; imdb)
7.488 Chasing Ice (2012; imdb)
7.488 Undefeated (2011; imdb)
7.469 Red Army (2014; imdb)
7.448 Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015; imdb)
7.448 The Invisible War (2012; imdb)
7.448 Born To Be Wild (2011; imdb)
7.426 The House I Live In (2012; imdb)
7.425 The Interrupters (2011; imdb)
7.410 Amy (2015; imdb)
7.392 Muscle Shoals (2013; imdb)
7.392 The Other Dream Team (2012; imdb)
7.372 An Honest Liar (2014; imdb)
7.372 Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012; imdb)
7.350 This Is Not a Film (2011; imdb)
7.326 The Missing Picture (2013; imdb)
7.326 20 Feet From Stardom (2013; imdb)
7.315 Finding Vivian Maier (2013; imdb)
7.315 Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012; imdb)
7.315 Pina (2011; imdb)
7.315 Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011; imdb)
7.308 The Last Lions (2011; imdb)
7.290 Inequality For All (2013; imdb)
7.252 Project Nim (2011; imdb)
7.220 Last Days in Vietnam (2014; imdb)
7.200 Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015; imdb)
7.189 Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011; imdb)
7.189 The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013; imdb)
7.161 The Central Park Five (2012; imdb)
7.161 Indie Game: The Movie (2012; imdb)
7.144 Best Of Enemies (2015; imdb)
7.144 Stories We Tell (2012; imdb)
7.125 20,000 Days on Earth (2014; imdb)
7.125 The Imposter (2012; imdb)
7.104 Particle Fever (2013; imdb)
7.084 Side by Side (2012; imdb)
7.068 The Gatekeepers (2012; imdb)
7.068 First Position (2011; imdb)
7.050 A Band Called Death (2012; imdb)
7.031 Tim's Vermeer (2013; imdb)
6.970 George Harrison: Living In The Material World (2011; imdb)
6.916 The Pervert's Guide To Ideology (2012; imdb)
6.912 Cutie And The Boxer (2013; imdb)
6.862 Monkey Kingdom (2015; imdb)
6.853 Meru (2015; imdb)
6.764 Buck (2011; imdb)
6.716 Into The Abyss (2011; imdb)
6.696 The Hunting Ground (2015; imdb)
6.674 The Queen of Versailles (2012; imdb)
6.643 Mistaken for Strangers (2013; imdb)
6.642 Bridegroom (2013; imdb)
6.586 Cartel Land (2015; imdb)
6.545 Samsara (2011; imdb)
6.532 Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky (2013; imdb)
6.532 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012; imdb)
6.512 The Punk Singer (2013; imdb)
6.512 Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012; imdb)
6.500 White Elephant (2012; imdb)
6.474 Klitschko (2011; imdb)
6.460 Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2013; imdb)
6.460 Knuckle (2011; imdb)
6.438 Bobby Fischer Against The World (2011; imdb)
6.408 Whores' Glory (2011; imdb)
6.399 Racing Extinction (2015; imdb)
6.384 What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015; imdb)
6.375 Dirty Wars (2013; imdb)
6.348 We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (2013; imdb)
6.336 If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011; imdb)
6.290 Terms And Conditions May Apply (2013; imdb)
6.232 Maidentrip (2013; imdb)
6.216 Bully (2011; imdb)
6.160 Fed Up (2014; imdb)
6.160 Life in a Day (2011; imdb)
6.048 The Armstrong Lie (2013; imdb)
6.035 The Wolfpack (2015; imdb)