These are ratings of the movies I have seen since December 1, 1996:
As of December 31, 2010, I had seen 2,000 movies.
As of September 24, 2015, I had seen 2,500.
And as of December 1, 2016 — 20 years after I started doing these ratings — I had seen 2,635 movies. The 2,635th one was Colin Quinn: The New York Story.
And here’s an explanation of sorts of the rating system:
0 = junk
These are movies with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. They generally don’t even fall into the so-bad-they’re-good category: they’re too bad to be enjoyed at pretty much any level. The worst of the worst are ones which are not only junk, but have pretensions to being great—ever-so-clever word play, embarrassingly overwrought symbols and images, that kind of thing. Junk movies are also often mere genre movies: cool car chases, stuff blowing up, macho stars toting around weapons—but, alas, nothing much more than that.
1 = average
These are merely watchable movies, sort of like a meal at a dull restaurant: you know you have eaten, and you’re not really hungry any more, but it hasn’t been much of a thrill.
2 = good
These are movies which demonstrate some good aesthetic qualities, with fairly natural dialogue, real characters, and good attention to detail.
3 = excellent
Excellent movies are much better meals: like good Indian food, nicely (and hotly) spiced, great service, even a cold Thunderbolt beer for God sake. Excellent movies are great, very good, highly recommended, but they are not quite …
4 = superior
These are movies which are works of art: aesthetics and intelligence.
These are just my own subjective rankings. As Dennis Miller (who used to be funny before he became a narrow-minded, right-wing apologist and turned into a parody of his referential self) says in his book The Rants: “Of course, that’s just my opinion. I could be wrong.”