Top 250 wrap-up, part 3 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 3 of 20: 2.1/4 (Okay)

#289. Kick-Ass, Matthew Vaughn, 2010. Currently #233 on the IMDb.

#288. District 9, Neill Blomkamp, 2009. Currently #131.

#287. The Great Dictator, Charles Chaplin, 1940. Currently #91.

#286. Heat, Michael Mann, 1995. Currently #121.

#285. Ben-Hur, William Wyler, 1959. Currently #159.

#284. Glory, Edward Zwick, 1989. Currently off the list.

#283. Beauty and the Beast, Jean Cocteau, 1946. Currently off the list.

#282. Bonnie and Clyde, Arthur Penn, 1967. Currently off the list.

#281. Platoon, Oliver Stone, 1986. Currently #144.

#280. The Deer Hunter, Michael Cimino, 1978. Currently #135.

We’re pretty solidly in Unremarkable But Harmless territory here.  The spectrum ranges from good but vastly over-rated movies at one end to movies I hated but can see the draw to at the other. Beauty and the Beast stands out as one I’d particularly like to give a second chance to; my own misguided expectations (of seeing a fairytale romance) might have wrecked that one for me.


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