IMDb Top 250 Films

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  1. Jon

    Jon The CPA

    Mar 20, 2008
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    Has anyone ever visited IMDb and seen the Top 250 list there? It's a list of the top 250 rated films, based on visitors' weighted averages of the films. There's some good movies on there, lots of classic. There was a big fuss recently because The Dark Knight had become the #1 film on that list, and fans of The Godfather (the former #1 for years) were outraged. Anyway, it became a big to-do, and now neither film is #1 due to the bickering of the fans and their rating the other film with low scores. Now The Shawshank Redemption is #1 (which suits me just fine).

    Anyway, I went there one day and read the list, and realized I hadn't seen a lot of the movies on there. So, I've started watching them all, in order. It's something I've been working on for about a month, just a way to kill time when I'm bored...I watch the next movie on the list.

    You can find the list here: IMDb Top 250. It's a very comprehensive list, obviously American films are favored, but there's still a lot of foreign films (especially Hayao Miyazaki's works, you'll find 4-5 of his films on there, and Sergio Leone, even though his films are westerns). There are LOTS of Hitchcock pictures on there, which is okay with me, most have been really good. I detest Rear Window, though.

    Anyway, I've been keeping a running tally of the films I've watched and how I've rated them. Figured I'd share that with you guys here, and if you want to discuss any of the films and ask why I rated something too high/low, feel free. :D

    1 The Shawshank Redemption 10/10
    2 The Godfather 7/10
    3 The Dark Knight 8/10
    4 The Godfather: Part II 7/10
    5 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 7/10
    6 Pulp Fiction 6/10
    7 Schindler’s List 10/10
    8 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 8/10
    9 Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back 8/10
    10 12 Angry Men 8/10
    11 Casablanca 7/10
    12 Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope 7/10
    13 Seven Samurai 7/10
    14 The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King 8/10
    15 Goodfellas 7/10
    16 Rear Window 4/10
    17 Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark 7/10
    18 City of God 8/10
    19 Once Upon a Time in the West 5/10
    20 The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings 6/10
    21 The Usual Suspects 7/10
    22 Psycho 8/10
    23 Fight Club 8/10
    24 The Silence of the Lambs 9/10
    25 Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 5/10
    26 North by Northwest 9/10
    27 Memento 7/10
    28 Citizen Kane 7/10
    29 Sunset Blvd. 8/10
    30 WALL-E 8/10
    31 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 9/10
    32 The Matrix 3/10
    33 It’s a Wonderful Life 8/10
    34 Se7en 7/10
    35 Lawrence of Arabia 6/10
    36 Apocalypse Now 6/10
    37 Léon 9/10
    38 Taxi Driver 8/10
    39 American Beauty 6/10
    40 American History X 8/10
    41 Vertigo 7/10
    42 Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le 6/10
  2. editec

    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

    Jun 5, 2008
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    That list doesn't include Linda Wurmueller's SWEPT AWAY?!!!

    They include crap like Lord of the Rings?!

    Those voters don't know jackshit about film, then.

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