We wanted to know if the quality of films was getting better or worse as the years went by so we built the grid you see below. We still can't figure it out. Give it a try yourself. Use the grid to help you decide which year was the best for sci-fi, horror and fantasy. Click on the column headings to sort the grid anyway you like. You'll see, as we did, that many years had a great number of films, but they were of mediocre quality. Some had a single 4 star film, that skews the results (1947).
Release YearTotal StarsNumber of FilmsAverage
19525.041.25
19706.041.50
19433.521.75
19404.022.00
195854.5272.02
195519.092.11
196515.072.14
195949.5232.15
196128.5132.19
196720.592.28
195757.5252.30
196633.5142.39
195638.5162.41
200563.0262.42
196444.0182.44
196035.0142.50
197225.0102.50
196217.572.50
19355.022.50
197623.092.56
200473.5282.62
200363.0242.62
199047.5182.64
195326.5102.65
195013.552.70
197324.592.72
197135.5132.73
200060.5222.75
19455.522.75
19475.522.75
196330.5112.77
199644.5162.78
199233.5122.79
198748.0172.82
199565.0232.83
198537.0132.85
199891.5322.86
197420.072.86
200280.0282.86
199443.0152.87
198454.5192.87
197834.5122.88
199346.5162.91
197726.592.94
198953.0182.94
198847.0162.94
197932.5112.95
198162.5212.98
19423.013.00
200615.053.00
198633.0113.00
200157.0193.00
19363.013.00
198245.0153.00
198354.5183.03
198037.0123.08
199992.5303.08
199761.5203.08
196918.563.08
194422.073.14
199122.573.21
195129.093.22
197519.563.25
195426.083.25
19496.523.25
19256.523.25
193913.543.38
19373.513.50
19233.513.50
19323.513.50
193314.043.50
19153.513.50
19343.513.50
196831.593.50
19467.523.75
19317.523.75
19487.523.75
194111.533.83
19224.014.00
19274.014.00
19204.014.00
19024.014.00