With a little help from my friends I've chosen the four extra films that will complete my first official top 25 list. The films are
One observation: I was wrong about which group had the great films. I mentioned groups D and F, I think. It turns out that all but one of the films in group G made it to the top 25.
Before going any further, I'd like to point out that every film that made it to the top 25 list is excellent, and it's a shame I have to throw out even one, not to mention fifteen films to make a top ten list. But I'll do it. Here's how. I've randomly divided the 25 films into five groups of five. With one exception I've made sure that no two films that were in the same group during round 2 are in the same group during round 3. I had to make one exception because of the six films that made it from group G. One of the round 3 groups has to contain 2 of those films.
The selection will proceed somewhat differently from the previous two rounds. From each of the five groups, we need to pick the best film. Those five films automatically make the top ten. We will also pick 2 runners-up from each group. From those 10 runners-up, we'll select five to complete the top ten list.
Another observation: Group B seems quite violent.
The groups are listed below. Send me your votes, please.
Cool Hand Luke
The City of Lost Children
A Clockwork Orange
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Run Lola Run
The Lord of the Rings
The Third Man
A Face in the Crowd
My Life as a Dog