I don't use the list feature, per se, but I do use the star-rating system religiously to keep track of what I've seen.
I do as well but not by choice. I raised myself on the four star system. I've never cared much for rating films by five or ten stars and am even more troubled by the lack of databases that allow half-stars like I am accustomed to.
Blockbuster does but their collection wasn't competitive, their electronic queues troublesome (added a TV series and Disc 1 was listed as Short Wait so they shipped disc 2 instead; smart), and found their customer service absolutely deplorable.
Before I became thoroughly burnt out on Facebook and deactivated my account I was linked to Rotten Tomatoes which also allows half-stars but I don't believe the same feature is available for my Twitter feed.
Shawn (masterofoneinchpunch) also has some lists like this at IMDB and other sites as I recall, which have been helpful in finding important titles I haven't yet seen.
I'd be interested in seeing these lists. I don't always come into alignment with Shawn but I value his opinion and often find he's a great source of information. I'm also green with envy that he's well acquainted with a number of films I've never gotten around to viewing.
I also added THE INTERRUPTERS, which I vaguely recall hearing about in passing and which appears to be highly-regarded across the board (including by our own Mr. Waffle in a recent post here).
"The Interrupters" shook me on a number of different fronts and is probably my favorite film of 2011 but I'm finding that a number of audiences felt that the conflict-resolutions were cast as simple and fool-proof when properly employed. I disagree and I think the Violence Interrupters would too. While hopeful, "The Interrupters" hardly tries to hide that their methodology of intervening in violent confrontations can often have severe consequences and the people they attempt to help may never be willing to fully accept it.
Besides, PBS's Frontline has never led me astray
This is what so-called reality tv
should be defined as. A number of episodes are converted into podcasts every season and I get to enjoy them -- often for the second time -- from my cubicle at work. In fact, these last two days I've listened to "Money, Power, and Wall Street" Parts Two and Three. I've also picked a few up at the library or streamed them from their homepage when I miss a premier.
So basically, that's a damned fine list.
Thanks. Some day I hope to have that list doubled.
Your "most overrated movies of all time" list, on the other hand . . . I've rated seven of those between 8 and 10, haven't seen three others yet, and can only agree with you on WALK THE LINE, primarily because I find most celebrity bio-pics ("I'm famous! I did drugs and lost it all! Hey I'm alright now!") to be egregiously overrated generally whitewashed.
I love the performances in "Walk the Line" and felt they received due praise but that's about it. Your criticism is mine and I left with the feeling that there was much more to Johnny Cash than his addiction to pills and June Carter.
Back to lists for a second: my nearly-4000 rated titles at IMDB do not include Asian cinema to any great extent, though I've been increasingly adding Japanese and Korean films now and again. Adding all the Hong Kong films I've seen would easily push me closer to 6000 (assuming they all have entries there, which many don't). I used to hope that we'd one day see a ratings-to-list feature like that at HKMDB. Used to . . .
This winter I was disappointed to find a lot of the popular cable television shows of the moment were not yet available on Netflix and with only one copy at the library almost impossible to get my hands on so I selected a small number of Hong Kong films at random in an attempt to revive my blog. I also added about 15 titles unavailable on Netflix to my YouTube Watch Later list. Sadly, I missed the boat on Ann Hui's "Boat People" as the uploader's account has been terminated for copyright infringement. I might want to make those other 14 films a priority but I've moved on. This week sees "Django" ahead of this Christmas's "Django Unchained" and a revisiting of the "Alien" films in preparation for "Prometheus" which appears uncharacteristically interesting for a new millennium sequel/prequel/reboot/remake.