Can you believe it’s December already? We can’t either. Yeah yeah, so it’s a been a while since we posted an episode. Still, what better time than now? It’s like an early Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa gift for you all. So here’s Episode 26: our top five favorite New York movies. You know those flicks where New York is so part of them that it’s like a character in the film? That’s what this list is about. Let us know your favorite New York movies in the comments section or on Twitter at @rankophiles.

It’s that time of year! School is back in session, and we’re back with a Episode 24 ranking our top five favorite movies that take place in or around any school – elementary, middle, high school, even college. Maybe it was an influential teacher, a troublemaker kid, or the stern principal that made the movie. We talk about all of them here. You can too! What school movies do you love? Let us know in the comments section or on Twitter at @rankophiles.

With the release of Disney’s live action version of Beauty and the Beast and LeFou’s stint in the news, we rank our top five favorite Disney sidekicks in our first impromptu episode of Rankophiles. Along the way, we honor some fantastic voice talent, sing some of the iconic sidekick melodies, and lament the lack of female sidekick options. There are so many great choices here, so please share yours in the comments section or tweet us at @rankophiles.

It’s a “very special episode” of Rankophiles this week as we welcome our friends Justin and Krissy from one of our top five favorite podcasts, “So I Married a Movie Geek.” Michael celebrated his birthday just a couple weeks ago, so we thought we’d change it up a bit and make not one, not two, but FOUR different lists — we each rank our top five favorite movies from the year we were born. Justin ranks films from 1980, Bryan from 1981, Krissy from 1983, and Michael from 1984. That’s a lot of classic (and not so classic?) early 80s cinema. I guess we’re missing 1982 though, so share your favorite early 80s films with us in the comments section or tweet us at @rankophiles.

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony is only days away now, we’re completing series this month of making Oscar-themed lists. Two lists in one week! The second part of our movie-music mashup, combining our love of movies and music – ranking the best original songs from a movie that won an Oscar. From standards and classics, to Disney musicals and classics, you definitely know all these songs…and you may not have realized that some were originally written for movies! Did we miss any great original songs that we should have at least mentioned? Let us know in the comments section or tweet us at @rankophiles.

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony is now less than a week away, so we’re continuing our month of focus on some Oscar-themed lists. This week we’ll have two installments of our Oscar-related rankings that combine our love of movies and music, and first we examine best movie scores that won an Oscar. Despite so many rules changes to this awards category over the years, it’s still ripe for ranking. No surprise that John Williams gets discussed, but some other [not quite as] legendary composers show up as well and once again there’s plenty of singing and humming of your favorite themes. What scores did you want to see on the list? Any that should have won but got overlooked? Let us know in the comments section or tweet us at @rankophiles.

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony is now less than two weeks away, so we’re continuing our month of focus on some Oscar-themed lists. This week, for the second installment of our Oscar-related rankings, we examine best characters with Oscar-winning performances. Who are the most memorable characters from the best performance Oscar archive? We’ve got our lists, but how about yours? Which Oscar-winning characters left a lasting impact on you? Let us know in the comments section or tweet us at @rankophiles.

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony is less than three weeks away, so we’re taking this whole month to focus on some Oscar-themed lists. In only our second episode, we celebrated the Tony awards and ranked our top five shows that lost the Best Musical award. Well, in our first Oscar-themed episode, we follow suit and rank our top five movies of years past that lost the Best Picture Oscar. Definitely a tough list, so please tell us what we missed. Which losers are your winners? Let us know in the comments section or tweet us at @rankophiles.

We’re back, and this time with twice the rankings! In Episode 10, we make two lists as we rank our top movies that we would like to see turned into musicals and vice versa (which would make an awesome musical by the way – Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage anyone?) We basically pitch our ideas of films and shows for Broadway and Hollywood to produce. I’m sure they’re listening. We’re sure you’ve got some good ideas of your own! Which movies would you like to see become musicals? What Broadway shows should make their way to the big screen? Let us know in the comments section or tweet us at @rankophiles.

Halloween is upon us, and that means it’s time for something spooky in Episode 9. We look at ranking our top five scariest characters…from non-horror movies. Sure, it’d be more Halloween-ish to talk horror films, but that’s not our thing, so we’ll leave that one to the experts. On this list, we discuss some of our childhood movie fears and also how most scary characters are born from really great performances. Let us know what you think of our list! Which characters freak you out the most? Post in the comments section or find us on Twitter at @rankophiles.