Here’s the scale I use to rate movies. ]I judge movies based on how I would ideally view them on a scale of “Don’t Even Bother” to ”Theater Worthy.” Below you will find a breakdown of my system.
You can still assign numbers to each mark on the scale, if you’re more into numeric grading.
10/10 – Theater Worthy – The movie theater is a sacred place. As such, only the best movies should bring you to the multiplex. Consider movies with this mark to be the cream of the crop.
9/10 – Blind Buy – A movie fan is only as good as his or her movie collection. Titles that earn this grade are worth adding to your collection sight unseen and at full price.
8/10 – Buy it Full Price – Worthy of purchase regardless of price. But you’ll want to see it first, just to make sure you want it in your collection.
7/10 – Bargain Buy – These are titles worth adding to your physical collection at a discounted price.
6/10 – Buy Digitally – These movies are worth owning but don’t necessarily need to take up space on your shelf or garner a trip to your favorite DVD/Blu-Ray shop.
5/10 – Worth a Trip to Red Box – These movies may not be worthy of your home collection, but they are worth the effort it takes to travel to your nearest Red Box kiosk.
4/10 – Rent Digitally – Worth spending money on a temporary copy but not necessarily worth the effort of leaving your couch.
3/10 – Stream on Netflix – You won’t regret watching this, but there’s a chance it’ll get buried in your Instant Queue.
2/10 – Wait for Netflix Disc – Worth seeing, but you’ll survive waiting a couple days for the mail.
1/10 – Catch it on TV – You might get a modicum of entertainment out of this if the network it’s on plays decent commercials with it.