Well, wow, Listy dressed as module is also amazing!
With the Listy module you can use the same simple syntax that is used to create Listy lists inside articles like you can see in the Listy demo.
Have a look on right at this page and see how many different lists with various profiles to show meta data and various styles it can handle(many more options possible). Each of these two sidebar columns is just one single module!
All it takes is add a couple of Listy tags in the main module parameter field like you can see on the image below.
The rest of the parameters are hidden in the advanced parameter slider and are exactly the same as the Listy plugin parameters which you can find in the Listy FAQ. If you set them for your first module and just copy that module when you need another one your setting will also copy so you'll have very little worries about that.
Psst, just for fun, here's a Listy from the plugin also :-)