Saturday, December 11, 2010

IMDB Top 250 Movies

Internet Movie Database Top 250
Updated 12/10/10

The original list at IMDB itself

[Click those with links for our review at 1000 DVDs to See]

Rank- Rating – Film – Year – Total votes
1. 9.2 The Shawshank Redemption (1994) 540,743
2. 9.1 The Godfather (1972) 424,506
3. 9.0 The Godfather: Part II (1974) 255,123
4. 8.9 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) 168,061
5. 8.9 Pulp Fiction (1994) 432,509
6. 8.9 Inception (2010) 249,695
7. 8.9 Schindler's List (1993) 286,490
8. 8.9 12 Angry Men (1957) 125,358
9. 8.8 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 223,218
10. 8.8 The Dark Knight (2008) 483,218
11. 8.8 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 287,028
12. 8.8 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) 377,097
13. 8.8 Seven Samurai (1954) 100,116
14. 8.7 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) 330,165
15. 8.7 Goodfellas (1990) 237,848
16. 8.7 Casablanca (1942) 172,749
17. 8.7 Fight Club (1999) 397,798
18. 8.7 City of God (2002) 174,270
19. 8.7 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) 400,231
20. 8.7 Rear Window (1954) 122,825
21. 8.7 Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) 77,421
22. 8.7 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 250,010
23. 8.7 Toy Story 3 (2010) 88,911
24. 8.7 Psycho (1960) 148,964
25. 8.7 The Usual Suspects (1995) 275,322
26. 8.7 The Matrix (1999) 394,883
27. 8.6 The Silence of the Lambs (1991) 255,133
28. 8.6 Se7en (1995) 290,940
29. 8.6 Memento (2000) 285,345
30. 8.6 It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 104,750
31. 8.6 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) 338,202
32. 8.6 Sunset Boulevard (1950) 56,802
33. 8.6 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 160,193
34. 8.6 Forrest Gump (1994) 313,852
35. 8.6 The Professional (1994) 208,304
36. 8.6 Citizen Kane (1941) 141,924
37. 8.6 Apocalypse Now (1979) 178,661
38. 8.6 North by Northwest (1959) 96,258
39. 8.6 American Beauty (1999) 302,138
40. 8.5 American History X (1998) 234,131
41. 8.5 Taxi Driver (1976) 162,019
42. 8.5 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 246,737
43. 8.5 Saving Private Ryan (1998) 279,259
44. 8.5 Vertigo (1958) 94,762
45. 8.5 Amélie (2001) 188,403
46. 8.5 Alien (1979) 186,886
47. 8.5 WALL·E (2008) 191,899
48. 8.5 Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 81,803
49. 8.5 The Shining (1980) 184,875
50. 8.5 Spirited Away (2001) 105,943
51. 8.5 Paths of Glory (1957) 46,499
52. 8.5 A Clockwork Orange (1971) 199,998
53. 8.5 Double Indemnity (1944) 38,428
54. 8.5 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 85,392
55. 8.5 The Pianist (2002) 140,285
56. 8.4 The Lives of Others (2006) 78,852
57. 8.4 The Departed (2006) 274,920
58. 8.4 M (1931) 41,403
59. 8.4 City Lights (1931) 28,841
60. 8.4 Aliens (1986) 175,567
61. 8.4 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) 227,990
62. 8.4 Requiem for a Dream (2000) 192,323
63. 8.4 Das Boot (1981) 72,230
64. 8.4 The Third Man (1949) 52,380
65. 8.4 L.A. Confidential (1997) 169,794
66. 8.4 Reservoir Dogs (1992) 219,934
67. 8.4 Chinatown (1974) 81,685
68. 8.4 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) 34,358
69. 8.4 Modern Times (1936) 37,311
70. 8.4 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 159,429
71. 8.4 Life Is Beautiful (1997) 113,386
72. 8.4 Back to the Future (1985) 210,765
73. 8.4 The Prestige (2006) 217,850
74. 8.4 Pan's Labyrinth (2006) 160,995
75. 8.4 Raging Bull (1980) 92,969
76. 8.3 Cinema Paradiso (1988) 47,455
77. 8.3 Singin' in the Rain (1952) 57,157
78. 8.3 Some Like It Hot (1959) 69,623
79. 8.3 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) 60,564
80. 8.3 Rashomon (1950) 40,432
81. 8.3 All About Eve (1950) 35,928
82. 8.3 Amadeus (1984) 100,445
83. 8.3 Once Upon a Time in America (1984) 74,899
84. 8.3 The Green Mile (1999) 207,547
85. 8.3 Full Metal Jacket (1987) 157,810
86. 8.3 Inglourious Basterds (2009) 191,948
87. 8.3 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 165,137
88. 8.3 The Great Dictator (1940) 38,694
89. 8.3 Braveheart (1995) 249,024
90. 8.3 Bicycle Thieves (1948) 28,748
91. 8.3 The Apartment (1960) 37,846
92. 8.3 Up (2009) 120,661
93. 8.3 Downfall (2004) 85,874
94. 8.3 Gran Torino (2008) 137,508
95. 8.3 Metropolis (1927) 41,455
96. 8.3 The Sting (1973) 68,107
97. 8.3 Gladiator (2000) 290,301
98. 8.3 The Maltese Falcon (1941) 52,980
99. 8.3 Unforgiven (1992) 102,698
100. 8.3 The Elephant Man (1980) 60,501
101. 8.3 Sin City (2005) 264,268
102. 8.3 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 34,392
103. 8.3 Oldboy (2003) 102,152
104. 8.3 On the Waterfront (1954) 42,536
105. 8.3 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 177,128
106. 8.3 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) 217,542
107. 8.3 Rebecca (1940) 36,539
108. 8.3 The Great Escape (1963) 64,286
109. 8.3 Die Hard (1988) 187,970
110. 8.3 Batman Begins (2005) 279,808
111. 8.3 Princess Mononoke (1997) 68,312
112. 8.2 Jaws (1975) 142,867
113. 8.2 Hotel Rwanda (2004) 95,808
114. 8.2 Slumdog Millionaire (2008) 185,131
115. 8.2 The Seventh Seal (1957) 38,438
116. 8.2 Blade Runner (1982) 190,769
117. 8.2 Fargo (1996) 169,978
118. 8.2 No Country for Old Men (2007) 205,672
119. 8.2 Heat (1995) 150,050
120. 8.2 The General (1926) 20,779
121. 8.2 The Wizard of Oz (1939) 106,393
122. 8.2 Touch of Evil (1958) 33,697
123. 8.2 For a Few Dollars More (1965) 46,513
124. 8.2 Ran (1985) 35,639
125. 8.2 Yojimbo (1961) 30,327
126. 8.2 District 9 (2009) 162,058
127. 8.2 The Sixth Sense (1999) 247,419
128. 8.2 Snatch. (2000) 180,856
129. 8.2 Annie Hall (1977) 67,713
130. 8.2 Donnie Darko (2001) 217,960
131. 8.2 Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 18,836
132. 8.2 Wild Strawberries (1957) 22,206
133. 8.2 The Deer Hunter (1978) 90,962
134. 8.2 Avatar (2009) 278,058
135. 8.2 Cool Hand Luke (1967) 47,168
136. 8.2 The Social Network (2010) 47,589
137. 8.2 Strangers on a Train (1951) 35,704
138. 8.2 Grave of the Fireflies (1988) 36,389
139. 8.2 High Noon (1952) 35,254
140. 8.2 The Big Lebowski (1998) 184,710
141. 8.2 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) 241,028
142. 8.2 It Happened One Night (1934) 25,949
143. 8.2 Platoon (1986) 112,277
144. 8.2 The Lion King (1994) 144,110
145. 8.2 Into the Wild (2007) 105,812
146. 8.2 There Will Be Blood (2007) 136,311
147. 8.1 Notorious (1946) 32,472
148. 8.1 Million Dollar Baby (2004) 147,393
149. 8.1 Toy Story (1995) 159,312
150. 8.1 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 59,517
151. 8.1 Gone with the Wind (1939) 81,821
152. 8.1 Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) 11,883
153. 8.1 The Wrestler (2008) 98,625
154. 8.1 The Manchurian Candidate (1962) 35,641
155. 8.1 Trainspotting (1996) 155,811
156. 8.1 Ben-Hur (1959) 60,708
157. 8.1 Scarface (1983) 158,016
158. 8.1 The Grapes of Wrath (1940) 24,163
159. 8.1 The Graduate (1967) 80,744
160. 8.1 The Big Sleep (1946) 29,891
161. 8.1 Groundhog Day (1993) 140,881
162. 8.1 Life of Brian (1979) 97,463
163. 8.1 The Gold Rush (1925) 21,873
164. 8.1 The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) 152,625
165. 8.1 Finding Nemo (2003) 172,520
166. 8.1 Amores Perros (2000) 63,272
167. 8.1 The Terminator (1984) 186,088
168. 8.1 Stand by Me (1986) 93,267
169. 8.1 How to Train Your Dragon (2010) 46,016
170. 8.1 The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) 17,914
171. 8.1 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) 131,033
172. 8.1 The Thing (1982) 82,172
173. 8.1 The Kid (1921) 15,153
174. 8.1 Casino (1995) 112,847
175. 8.1 V for Vendetta (2006) 233,790
176. 8.1 Twelve Monkeys (1995) 175,536
177. 8.1 Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 61,949
178. 8.1 Ratatouille (2007) 138,367
179. 8.1 The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) 22,035
180. 8.1 Gandhi (1982) 52,921
181. 8.1 Star Trek (2009) 141,101
182. 8.1 Ikiru (1952) 16,834
183. 8.1 The Wages of Fear (1953) 14,771
184. 8.1 Diabolique (1955) 15,374
185. 8.1 (1963) 30,883
186. 8.1 The Princess Bride (1987) 126,416
187. 8.1 The Night of the Hunter (1955) 26,573
188. 8.0 Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) 14,876
189. 8.0 The Incredibles (2004) 165,798
190. 8.0 My Neighbor Totoro (1988) 32,810
191. 8.0 The Hustler (1961) 26,184
192. 8.0 Good Will Hunting (1997) 156,826
193. 8.0 The Killing (1956) 25,616
194. 8.0 In Bruges (2008) 103,127
195. 8.0 The Wild Bunch (1969) 32,145
196. 8.0 Network (1976) 35,207
197. 8.0 A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) 35,013
198. 8.0 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) 32,875
199. 8.0 La Strada (1954) 18,449
200. 8.0 The 400 Blows (1959) 24,913
201. 8.0 The Exorcist (1973) 108,151
202. 8.0 Children of Men (2006) 164,607
203. 8.0 Stalag 17 (1953) 21,394
204. 8.0 Persona (1966) 16,379
205. 8.0 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 20,586
206. 8.0 Ed Wood (1994) 76,564
207. 8.0 Dial M for Murder (1954) 31,381
208. 8.0 The Battle of Algiers (1966) 14,570
209. 8.0 Let the Right One In (2008) 62,308
210. 8.0 All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) 22,259
211. 8.0 Big Fish (2003) 146,282
212. 8.0 Magnolia (1999) 124,693
213. 8.0 Rocky (1976) 101,969
214. 8.0 The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) 11,146
215. 8.0 Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) 13,598
216. 8.0 Fanny and Alexander (1982) 14,794
217. 8.0 Mystic River (2003) 124,336
218. 8.0 Manhattan (1979) 40,019
219. 8.0 Barry Lyndon (1975) 41,085
220. 8.0 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) 190,233
221. 8.0 Mary and Max (2009) 13,954
222. 8.0 Patton (1970) 40,725
223. 8.0 Duck Soup (1933) 27,449
224. 8.0 Rosemary's Baby (1968) 53,132
225. 8.0 The Celebration (1998) 27,504
226. 8.0 Kick-Ass (2010) 104,839
227. 8.0 In the Mood for Love (2000) 25,968
228. 8.0 Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) 59,483
229. 8.0 Roman Holiday (1953) 32,364
230. 8.0 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) 241,810
231. 8.0 The Truman Show (1998) 163,841
232. 8.0 Infernal Affairs (2002) 37,058
233. 8.0 Crash (2004/I) 176,222
234. 8.0 Howl's Moving Castle (2004) 47,232
235. 8.0 Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) 30,797
236. 8.0 His Girl Friday (1940) 21,235
237. 8.0 Harvey (1950) 24,059
238. 8.0 Three Colors: Red (1994) 24,687
239. 8.0 Nights of Cabiria (1957) 11,445
240. 8.0 The Philadelphia Story (1940) 28,451
241. 8.0 A Christmas Story (1983) 53,073
242. 8.0 Sleuth (1972) 18,134
243. 8.0 King Kong (1933) 40,591
244. 8.0 Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003) 18,663
245. 8.0 Rope (1948) 32,852
246. 8.0 Monsters, Inc. (2001) 122,634
247. 8.0 Castle in the Sky (1986) 22,044
248. 8.0 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) 23,166
249. 8.0 Mulholland Dr. (2001) 107,553
250. 8.0 Toy Story 2 (1999) 126,069

I haven't seen these films yet, hence no reviews or opinions:
50. 8.5 Spirited Away (2001)
55. 8.5 The Pianist (2002)
111. 8.3 Princess Mononoke (1997)
169. 8.1 How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
190. 8.0 My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
198. 8.0 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
209. 8.0 Let the Right One In (2008)
221. 8.0 Mary and Max (2009)
226. 8.0 Kick-Ass (2010)
234. 8.0 Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
238. 8.0 Three Colors: Red (1994)
247. 8.0 Castle in the Sky (1986)

Comments
Hey, they got Star Wars right.. Empire Strikes Back is easily the best of the entire six films, the only one with a good science fiction story as well as special effects Far too many Tarentino films; really, are Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill really that good? And Sergio Leone - they included his best here, Once Upon a Time in America, but is Good, Bad, and the Ugly really any good? It's major boredom for me, a mockery of good, serious westerns.. Any old John Ford western is better than any Leone one.. unless you just prefer satires of serious works Does anyone know why "Snatch." has a period after it? Why does "Se7en" have the numeral in the middle and not the beginning (7even)? (originally it was just "Seven") or why it isn't just known as "7", like Fellini's "8 ½", which you never see as "Eight and a half"

These films I didn’t like very much, will likely never include them in my blog "1000 DVDs to See"
66. 8.4 Reservoir Dogs (1992) - slow, excessive
70. 8.4 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)- silly, excessive
89. 8.3 Braveheart (1995) -mock heroics, unrealistic, unengrossing
140. 8.2 The Big Lebowski (1998) -what the F was that all about? If not for Barton Fink, this would be the worst Coen Bros. film. I want my money back for each one..
142. 8.2 It Happened One Night (1934) -silly, not funny
150. 8.1 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) -silly, bad western, bicycles and BJ Thomas songs? and Katherine Ross? c'mon..
157. 8.1 Scarface (1983) -excessive, slow, overwrought, bad acting
162. 8.1 Life of Brian (1979) -silly, excessive, unfunny (and if you can't find humor in mocking the Bible, find a new line of work)
201. 8.0 The Exorcist (1973) -slow, excessive, repulsive
213. 8.0 Rocky (1976) -mock heroics, predictable, unrealistic boxing, and there are about 10 better boxing films (Cinderella Man, Raging Bull, Rocco and His Brothers, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Million Dollar Baby to name a few)
219. 8.0 Barry Lyndon (1975) -slow, unengrossing, not even a good classic novel
232. 8.0 Infernal Affairs (2002) -a mess, hence The Departed was made to improve it
233. 8.0 Crash (2004/I) -the awful one, Cronenberg's SM one is better with James Spader getting it on with Debra Kara Unger, Roseanna Arquette, and Holly Hunter (a lap ride in the front seat!)
249. 8.0 Mulholland Dr. (2001) -so boring I can't remember it, unlike most Lynch films

Black and White films on the list
8. 8.9 12 Angry Men (1957) 125,358
13. 8.8 Seven Samurai (1954) 100,116
16. 8.7 Casablanca (1942) 172,749
24. 8.7 Psycho (1960) 148,964
30. 8.6 It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 104,750
32. 8.6 Sunset Boulevard (1950) 56,802
33. 8.6 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 160,193
36. 8.6 Citizen Kane (1941) 141,924
51. 8.5 Paths of Glory (1957) 46,499
53. 8.5 Double Indemnity (1944) 38,428
54. 8.5 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 85,392
58. 8.4 M (1931) 41,403
59. 8.4 City Lights (1931) 28,841
64. 8.4 The Third Man (1949) 52,380
68. 8.4 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) 34,358
69. 8.4 Modern Times (1936) 37,311
75. 8.4 Raging Bull (1980) 92,969
78. 8.3 Some Like It Hot (1959) 69,623
80. 8.3 Rashomon (1950) 40,432
81. 8.3 All About Eve (1950) 35,928
88. 8.3 The Great Dictator (1940) 38,694
90. 8.3 Bicycle Thieves (1948) 28,748
91. 8.3 The Apartment (1960) 37,846
95. 8.3 Metropolis (1927) 41,455
98. 8.3 The Maltese Falcon (1941) 52,980
100. 8.3 The Elephant Man (1980) 60,501
101. 8.3 Sin City (2005) 264,268
102. 8.3 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 34,392
104. 8.3 On the Waterfront (1954) 42,536
107. 8.3 Rebecca (1940) 36,539
115. 8.2 The Seventh Seal (1957) 38,438
120. 8.2 The General (1926) 20,779
122. 8.2 Touch of Evil (1958) 33,697
124. 8.2 Ran (1985) 35,639
125. 8.2 Yojimbo (1961) 30,327
131. 8.2 Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 18,836
132. 8.2 Wild Strawberries (1957) 22,206
137. 8.2 Strangers on a Train (1951) 35,704
139. 8.2 High Noon (1952) 35,254
142. 8.2 It Happened One Night (1934) 25,949
147. 8.1 Notorious (1946) 32,472
152. 8.1 Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) 11,883
154. 8.1 The Manchurian Candidate (1962) 35,641
158. 8.1 The Grapes of Wrath (1940) 24,163
160. 8.1 The Big Sleep (1946) 29,891
163. 8.1 The Gold Rush (1925) 21,873
170. 8.1 The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) 17,914
173. 8.1 The Kid (1921) 15,153
182. 8.1 Ikiru (1952) 16,834
183. 8.1 The Wages of Fear (1953) 14,771
185. 8.1 8½ (1963) 30,883
187. 8.1 The Night of the Hunter (1955) 26,573
188. 8.0 Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) 14,876
191. 8.0 The Hustler (1961) 26,184
193. 8.0 The Killing (1956) 25,616
197. 8.0 A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) 35,013
199. 8.0 La Strada (1954) 18,449
200. 8.0 The 400 Blows (1959) 24,913
203. 8.0 Stalag 17 (1953) 21,394
204. 8.0 Persona (1966) 16,379
205. 8.0 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 20,586
206. 8.0 Ed Wood (1994) 76,564
208. 8.0 The Battle of Algiers (1966) 14,570
210. 8.0 All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) 22,259
214. 8.0 The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) 11,146
215. 8.0 Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) 13,598
218. 8.0 Manhattan (1979) 40,019
223. 8.0 Duck Soup (1933) 27,449
229. 8.0 Roman Holiday (1953) 32,364
235. 8.0 Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) 30,797
236. 8.0 His Girl Friday (1940) 21,235
237. 8.0 Harvey (1950) 24,059
239. 8.0 Nights of Cabiria (1957) 11,445
240. 8.0 The Philadelphia Story (1940) 28,451
243. 8.0 King Kong (1933) 40,591
248. 8.0 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) 23,166

2 comments:

John B. D'Ambrosio said...

Use OBJECTIVE measures to score films or people will find fault with this list.
Gracious,
J.B

José Sinclair said...

It's not my list, it's from the Internet Movie Database.. I find fault with the popular slant of this list - Sergio Leone in the top 10? C'mon Man! Yes, he's up there with Kurosawa and Kubrick and Coppola.. the public sucks, they had Cosby and Roseanne's shows #1 on TV.. what does that tell ya?