As the title says, this is a list of my top 10 favorite fragmovies. It follows, that I’ve made no attempt to use any sort of objective standards to pick the movies. This list is 99.9% subjective. While some of the descriptions include criteria that could be used objectively, they are not intended as such. They are simply attempts at describing the movies, not the reasoning behind their inclusion and positioning on the list.
1. VirtuositY by Liquide
Relatively unknown movie maker releases a movie and disappears. Who cares right? Well in this case, I do. I don’t know why he stopped making movies after releasing VirtuositY, but it’s a damned shame. Amazing editing — fragmovie porno even — and frags. I don’t even like most of the soundtrack, but I still get all funky watching it. That just proves how incredible it is. Picking and positioning the other movies was very difficult, but this is a no brainer.
2. Mousesports 2008 by Michael Weicker
The grand daddy of Counter-Strike movies made a surprising comeback with this gem. Retracing his steps since the last Weicker bombshell in 2005, he once again collaborated with mousesports with astounding results. Jaw dropping visuals, superb frags and orgasmic syncing. This is it lads.
3. Last Dinosaur 2 by APM
Team Fortress? You’re kidding right? Negative. This movie is so good; APM was picked up by Shaolin Productions shortly after releasing it. Nice syncing throughout, but what really makes this shine is the perfected use of what we can call “macro sync”. By that I mean syncing the flow of the video to the flow of the audio — as opposed to micro sync, which is syncing beats and other more “immediate” sounds to visual events. The content suffers from a bit of filler, but has a decent amount of jaw dropping action.
4. Mercurial by ASHR
By the legendary Shaolin Productions. Perhaps less renowned than some of their other movies, like Tricking iT 2, but in my mind their best work. One of the visually sexiest movies ever, yet still manages to keep a superb level of sync and content focus throughout. A bit late to the psychedelic soundtrack party, but a good selection none the less.
5. Mousesports by Michael Weicker
Weicker’s second movie on this list, and well deserved at that. Technically starting to look a bit dated, but the editing and action is still f-ing awesome. Watch out for the remarkable clutch blooper with commentary, it’s worth watching several times over.
6. The Fellowship of NoA by Sebastien Poirier and Griffin Benger
Can’t really put my finger on why, but I’ve always held this in high regard. One of a select few movies improved by the addition of 3D rendered scenes.
7. CastorFiber by cristal
Pure, unadulterated, visual pornography. To truly enjoy this movie and do it justice, you need a good monitor with properly calibrated colors.
8. eoLithic tribute by Zaknafein
Zaknafein’s masterpiece, a proper old school movie. It still remains the only fragmovie that evokes not only happy feelings, but also sad ones. It’s a very old movie, and by todays standards it looks pretty bad. It more than makes up for any such deficiencies with an abundance of charm however.
9. Clutch by Sam Pollach
Great concept, solid execution. The term “clutch” in Counter-Strike refers to when a player manages to win a round against seemingly impossible odds. This is a movie dedicated to such events. Some of the most amazing clutch-ings in the history of the game, with hilarious bloopers to boot. Proof that editing isn’t everything and content really does matter.
10. Pubmasters by techwarrior
Uniquely entertaining. Featuring frags that are also bloopers at the same time, from the stunt team Pubmasters. Both impressive and hilarious at the same time. Don’t expect much in the way of editing though.