Top 250 wrap-up, part 2 of 20

Over the last three years, I’ve watched my way through the IMDb’s Top 250. Now I’m ranking those 314 movies (math is hard) from worst to best according to my “objective rating” system. And as a token adjustment for my glaring biases in grading the movies, ties are broken by favoring the ones I liked least.

Part 2 of 20: 1.8/4 through 2.0/4

1.8/4 (Eh):

#302. Cinderella Man, Ron Howard, 2005. Currently off the IMDb’s list.

#301. Braveheart, Mel Gibson, 1995. Currently #90.

#300. The Searchers, John Ford, 1956. Currently off the list.

#299. Scarface, Brian De Palma, 1983. Currently #158.

1.9/4 (Eh):

#298. Diabolique, Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1955. Currently #186.

#297. Into the Wild, Sean Penn, 2007. Currently #145.

#296. Nosferatu, F.W. Murnau, 1922. Currently off the list.

#295. Once Upon a Time in America, Sergio Leone, 1984. Currently #84.

2.0/4 (Indifferent)

#294. Die Hard, John McTiernan, 1988. Currently #110.

#293. Safety Last!, Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor, 1923. Currently off the list.

#292. The Philadelphia Story, George Cukor, 1940. Currently #237.

#291. V for Vendetta, James McTeigue, 2005. Currently #176.

#290. Aguirre: The Wrath of God, Werner Herzog, 1972. Currently off the list.

There are only a few here that I think deserve a second chance (Philadelphia Story, Nosferatu, and Safety Last). And Die Hard is a good movie – just not the sort of good that gets credit from my rating system. The rest of these range from mediocre to completely terrible.


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