JFF: Just a random but not uninteresting question...

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Last year, I suggested this: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-suggestion-imdb-poll-board-user-top-10-movies 

..; and I got like 15 answers, maybe I can get more Top 10 (I just wish I won't get less)... there's something I'd like to check starting with these Top 10, can you specify (if your memory doesn't fail you), how old you were when you saw these movies for the first time. I'll do the stats later.

So I start:

The Godfather (15)
The Godfather Part II (15)
Goodfellas (22)
Once Upon a Time in America (22)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (23)
Scarface (11)
Rocky (21)
The Graduate (25)
Tootsie (8)
Back to the Future (10)

Age: 36
Average: 17,2
Min-Max: 8-25 
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My Top 10

The Godfather 
The Godfather: Part II
The Godfather: Part III
Blue Valentine
Inception 
Black Swan
Pulp Fiction
Inglourious Basterds
Das Leben der Anderen
Her

I don't know exactly how old I was when I watched the movies, but it was in the time period of the last 5 years.

Ps: They're not in specific order kkkkk. It's hard for me to rank them.
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Unlike many others, I get less confident about my top favorite movies the more I see. I'm pretty sure the list would have looked differently this time. But let's see:

The Godfather (1972) - 15
The Godfather - Part II (1974)  - 15
Scarface (1983) - 15 (didn't like it then, I guess I expected another Godfather)
My Neighbor Totoro  (1988) - 20
Goodfellas (1990) - 16 (didn't like it first either)
Groundhog Day (1993) - 15
Pulp Fiction (1994) - 16 (didn't like it either, lol)
Fargo (1996) - 17
Bleeder (1999) - 18
Lucky Luke: Daisy Town (1971) - 7?

Age: 25
Average: 15,4
Min-max: 7-20, but the core is 15-17

other statistics:

Average year of the movies: 1986
oldest-newest: 1971-1999

7 American
1 Japanese
1 Danish
1 French/Belgian

Directors: Coppola (2), De Palma, Miyazaki, Scorsese, Ramis, Tarantino, Coens, Refn, Goscinny
Top Actor: Al Pacino with 3 entries

5 Gangster movies
7 Crime-related
2 Animated, among them 1 Western
1 Comedy plus 2 Dark Comedies

2 Best Picture winners
2 winners of other Oscars
1 Golden Palm winner
2 never released in US theaters
1 remake
1 sequel
1 that inspired a TV show
5 that are neither remake, nor part of any kind of franchise

Average IMDb rating (9.2 + 9 + 8.3 + 8.2 + 8.7 + 8 + 8.9 + 8.1 + 6.8 + 6.8): 8.2
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Full-pack ;)
That's cool
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albstein

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I love statistics, man :)
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albstein

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Scarface (11)

That's quite an age for that movie!
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Age Range: 10-21= 11 yrs

Avg Age: 16.1

Avg release year: (1987+1981+1980+1990+2006+1976+2008+1962+1981+1996)/10= 1986.7

Range of release years: 1962-2008= 46 yrs

Avg IMDB rating: (7.8+6.9+6.5+6.6+8.2+7.6+7.1+8.1+7.5+8.3)/10= 7.46

Range of IMDB Ratings: 6.5-8.3= 1.8

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oh age= 22
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Well, my top ten is seriously out of date and I didn't get a chance to post in that previously mentioned live poll.  I'll have to think about this.
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Bump.
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You must read in my mind, I was just thinking of asking a question that goes in the periphery of that "Top 10" issue, in fact, the question is more central as it's about the passionate and enthusiastic way we used to feel about some movies and then their surprisingly underwhelming effect when we watch them a few years later.

I'll address the question later with more details, but it's funny you bumped that JFF thread just when I had it in mind.
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Haha, if I could read your mind I would have stolen some of your poll ideas, that's for sure...
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