I made another scoring post a while ago but mostly just ranted about…something. I’m not even sure, anyway:
0-0.5: F/F+ (examples: Red Psalm, Dangerous Liaisons) Movies that either fail on all counts (except for one specific thing for the 0.5 score) or I honestly don’t understand the movie or its purpose
1-1.5: D- (examples: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Birth of a Nation) Movies that are enjoyable in at least some way but something about them drags them down, way down.
2-2.5: D (examples: Manchester by the Sea, My Own Private Idaho) Movies that only mostly fail.
3-3.5: D+ (examples: The Towering Inferno, High Plains Drifter) Gets into the territory of a good film, but is dragged down by certain creative decisions.
4-4.5: C- (examples: Avatar, Gone with the Wind) Movies that usually remind me that I’d rather be watching other movies
5-5.5: C (examples: Titanic, Midnight Cowboy) Movies that pass the movie quota set forth by movie-dom.
6-6.5: C+/B- (examples: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Serpico) Films that are on this side of good but there are better movies out there
7-7.5: B (examples: Guardians of the Galaxy, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) Good, but not great, films
8-8.5: B+ (examples: Ghostbusters, Toy Story) You know that phrase, 90% of everything is crap? This is where that other 10% begins.
9-9.5: A- (examples: The Cabin in the Woods, Alien) Movies that are truly great in terms of movies, with very few other films better
10: A (examples: Psycho, The Grand Budapest Hotel) Films of their own calibur that will be watched forever until the last human dies
10+: A+ (examples: Back to the Future, Inglourious Basterds) Films of an even higher calibur that will be talked about forever until all the aliens who study our culture die
NOTE: Movies that get a negative score (like Hill 24 Doesn’t Answer) are B-Movies. They should be considered the equivalent of their positive equivalent, but for ENJOYMENT FACTOR ALONE! Otherwise, they are worse than the worst movies on this, or any other, list.