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.
Episode 16 – Best Oscar-Winning Scores
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.
Episode 15 – Best Oscar Characters
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.
Episode 14 – Best Picture Oscar Losers
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.
Episode 13 – TV Themes (Part 2)
It’s part two of our brief series on TV themes. Last time we shared our list of TV theme songs with lyrics, but now we rank our top five instrumental themes. It’s always fun singing songs with no words because we can do our best instrument impressions (“bum ba da dum”). So listen in and let us know what’s on your list of themes in the comments section or tweet us at @rankophiles.
Episode 12 – TV Themes (Part 1)
It’s 2017, and we’re kicking off the new year with a two-part series on TV themes. This week, part one. We rank our top five TV theme songs…that have lyrics. Because of course you can’t have instrumental themes on the same list with fully lyricized songs. It wouldn’t make any sense. Trust us. There’s a myriad of choices, which always makes our Ranks for Nothing segment much more fun. So have a listen and then let us know everything we missed. (We’ve already thought of plenty.) Tell us your list of themes in the comments section or tweet us at @rankophiles.
Episode 11 – Favorite Christmas Songs
It’s the most wonderful time of year – a Rankophiles Christmas episode! We get into the holiday spirit and rank our top five favorite Christmas songs of all time. Of course, some of our top picks are influenced by our love of Christmas movies (another episode for next year perhaps?) but there’s no doubt you’ll have heard them all plenty of times on the radio and while walking the mall this holiday season. So enjoy a short break from the music and take a listen to hear our list of favorites, but make sure to share your favorites with us too! Let us know which Christmas songs you love by posting in the comments section or tweeting us at @rankophiles. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!
Episode 10 – Musicals Into Movies And Movies Into Musicals
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.
Episode 9 – Scariest Non-Horror Movie Characters
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.
Episode 8 – Favorite Stand-up Comedians
Since October is the debut month of both Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show and also his birthday, we decided to honor the man who decidedly invited only his top picks over to the couch. So in Episode 8, we take on the impossible task of ranking our top five favorite stand-up comedians of all time! We might actually have needed one extra slot for an extra special comic, but that’s okay since we make our own rules. There’s no doubt we missed talking about some truly great comedians (we’ve already thought of some since we recorded this episode), so let us know who your favorites are! Post in the comments section or find us on Twitter at @rankophiles.