Top 250 wrap-up, part 20 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 20 of 20: The Top Ten

3.9/4 (Great):

#10. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Michel Gondry, 2004. Currently #62 at the IMDb.

#9. Twelve Monkeys, Terry Gilliam, 1995. Currently #178.

#8. Amélie, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001. Currently #45.

#7. In Bruges, Martin McDonagh, 2008. Currently #199.

#6. Up, Pete Docter & Bob Peterson, 2009. Currently #94.

#5. The Incredibles, Brad Bird, 2004. Currently #192.

#4. Dog Day Afternoon, Sidney Lumet, 1975. Currently #181.

#3. The Departed, Martin Scorsese, 2006. Currently #60.

4.0/4 (Great):

#2. Wall-E, Andrew Stanton, 2008. Currently #48.

#1. Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino 2009. Currently #89.

The IMDb’s actual Top Ten at the moment is:
10. The Dark Knight – my #13 (3.8/4)
9. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – my #68 (3.4/4)
8. 12 Angry Men – my #20 (3.7/4)
7. Schindler’s List – my #219 (2.6/4)
6. Inception – my #196 (2.8/4)
5. Pulp Fiction – my #31 (3.6/4)
4. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – my #38 (3.6/4)
3. The Godfather: Part II – my #205 (2.7/4)
2. The Godfather – my #21 (3.7/4)
1. The Shawshank Redemption – my #270 (2.2/4)

For comparison, the actual best movies of all time:
10. Where the Wild Things Are – Never on the list.
9. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 – Currently #226; my #51.
8. Time Bandits – Never on the list.
7. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – Currently #62; my #10.
6. The Dark Crystal – Never on the list.
5. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 – Currently #141; my #52.
4. Labyrinth – Never on the list.
3. The Princess Bride – Currently #188; my #125.
2. Wall-E – Currently #48; my #2.
1. The Muppet Movie – Never on the list.

And now:
It’s done! Ha-ha! Mwa ha ha! HA HA HA HA HA HA HAAA IT’S OVER!

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2 Responses to Top 250 wrap-up, part 20 of 20

  1. Jeff says:

    wow, that’s a lot of movies!! but, really, the incredibles? Eternal sunshine? I’m totally with you on the muppet movie and time bandits though!

    • Daniel says:

      I love Eternal Sunshine (obviously). It is wonderful.

      As for The Incredibles… well, I never said my rating system was perfect. It’s a great movie, but #5? Oh well.

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