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Top 250 Movies

Post by Collector » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:06 am

Same thing as the horror movie list. How many have you seen? I only have seen 176.

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Post by DeadPoolX » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:44 am

I got 104 movies. I didn't count films I've only seen part of, but if I had, that would've driven the number of substantially.
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Post by Rath Darkblade » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:33 am

88 here. Quite a few of the films on this list are Japanese or Chinese, which I never got to appreciate as a kid, and therefore I have no opinion on them.

Nice to see Mary and Max make the list, as well as Gandhi, Groundhog Day, and the two better Python films. Pleasantly surprised that the first Hobbit film made it in - also a little surprised that it's ahead Ratatouille and All Quiet on the Western Front. Less pleasantly surprised that Life of Pi made it in - I found it very, very slow and dull.

As with the horror films, I'm at a bit of a disadvantage over the older films because I never got to see a James Stewart film, for instance (except for "Wonderful Life" and "Mr Smith Goes to Washington"), or a Paul Newman film. OTOH, I've watched most of the Chaplin films (apart from "City Lights"), one Hitchcock (Fargo), Lawrence of Arabia, To Kill a Mockingbird, Casablanca (the only Humpy)... good to see "Life is Beautiful" and Fritz Lang's "M" in there.

Hmm... also surprised to see "Wizard of Oz" but no "The Sound of Music". :o So I had a look at the list of "Best-selling crime books"... and listed among them is Bram Stoker's "Dracula". :roll: I always thought that "Dracula" was horror, not crime? Or am I wrong? ;)

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Post by BBP » Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:08 am

Rath: remember the 2012 Halloween ball? I was Calcifer, a character from Howl's Moving Castle. Saw the English dub, was OK, saw theJapanese version months later, fell hopelessly in love, started wearing a Howl-style ring, bought the Art Of Howl's Moving Castle book, learnt Japanese, learnt how to play the music and drew Fowl's Moving Castle.
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I score 64 and don't like the list much.But let's not get into that.
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Post by AndreaDraco » Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:21 am

Is The Avengers really before the likes of Les Quatre Cents Coups, A Streetcar Named Desire or There Will Be Blood in this list?

Anyway, I must admit that I usually don't like Eastern cinema, so the count is not that high: 83. Once again, I must say that some of my favorite movies didn't even made the list: Blue Velvet, Mulholland Dr., INLAND EMPIRE, The Straight Story, The Naked Lunch, Videodrome, Todo sobre mi madre, Morte a Venezia, La dolce vita, Last Tango in Paris, L'année dernière à Marienbad, Bram Stoker's Dracula etc.
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Post by DeadPoolX » Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:56 am

AndreaDraco wrote:Is The Avengers really before the likes of Les Quatre Cents Coups, A Streetcar Named Desire or There Will Be Blood in this list?
I don't think the movies are in any particular order.

Maybe I'm wrong about that, but I find it difficult to believe that The Shawshank Redemption is the top movie of all time. The same could be said of Pulp Fiction at #4, The Dark Knight at #6 and Fight Club at #10.

Don't get me wrong, those are all really good movies, but I don't think they deserve to be within the absolute top ten movies in the entire history of film.
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Post by BBP » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:50 am

I spent some useless moments of getting frustrated and angry at the lists before I realized it was made by IMDB's users, so there's a relative lot of big big big budget US productions for the masses and little of, say, Dutch arthouse. I mean, Bert Haanstra, Dutch director extraordinaire who was the first Dutchman to earn an Oscar, deserves a couple of entries on there. Instead you get Hobbits, Lords Of Rings, hideous 3D animations, Pirates and other titles that show why I haven't been to a cinema since 2006 (that was Crusade In Jeans, film was OK but the book was much better).

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Post by Collector » Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:06 pm

IMDB has a rating system for their users, many of which are kids. So every time there is a new that appeals to preteens to post-teens these are going to be overrated. Their rankings are constantly in flux. Each movie entry give the IMDB current ranking. So the lists are nothing more than a popularity rating of the IMDB members, probably with the juvenile members contributing at higher percentages than the adult members.
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Re: Top 250 Movies

Post by stuntology » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:45 am

62. Not too bad, if I say so myself. (even though I haven't seen a few since I was really young).

Also, many movies on my 'to see' list are on here, which is a good sign, I guess :P I was really shocked to see all three of the dark knight movies on the list. I don't really think that all of them deserve to be there. Also The Hobbit. Not nearly as impressive as any of the Lord of the Rings movies were.
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Re: Top 250 Movies

Post by Maxor127 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:49 am

I think I was somewhere around 160. When I clicked save, I got an error message and it wiped my score. I probably could've added other movies, but I couldn't remember if I saw the whole movie or not. And I have several in my Netflix queue or DVR that I've been meaning to watch but haven't been in the mood.

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Re: Top 250 Movies

Post by Fender_178 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:02 pm

I got 39. Yeah I know but some of those movies that they have listed are really not my cup of tea.
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Post by Datadog » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:44 am

I've watched about 60% of these.

IMDB's Top 250 is user-voted, but it's important to remember that the list is always changing. Big new movies usually sky-rocket to the top, but gradually get voted down by users who disagree. Even "Dark Knight" and "Fellowship of the Ring" used to be #1 for a couple weeks when they came out. I think it's actually a pretty reasonable voting system, and a lot more accurate than Rotten Tomatoes. Personally, "The Shawshank Redemption" wouldn't be my #1 pick, but the fact that the angry hordes of the internet aren't voting it down out of spite reflects well on it.

I do like the diversity of the list. It's a nice mix of the indie films and popcorn flicks that have stood the test of time in people's hearts. "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" absolutely belongs alongside "The Third Man". Heck, I'm happy that people have watched "The Third Man" at all. Will "The Avengers" continue to stand alongside "Gandhi"? Is "Desolation of Smaug" only temporary? Will "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" ever appear on here? The best films are always the ones that positively** stick with people, both now and then, and this list well represents that.

** added because movies like "Twilight" stick with us for completely different reasons
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