Which of IMDb's Top 10 Movies is your favorite?

See IMDb Charts Top 250 for their whole list, but for this poll we’ll focus on their Top Ten:

Which of these is your favorite of the batch?

What a sorry, sorry list. The Dark Night at #4? Really? While Casablanca is #30, Lawrence of Arabia is #86, 2001: A Space Odyssey is #95? It is to weep.

:o I’m not much of a movie-goer, so I’ve only seen three of the movies on the list.

Perhaps this would explain your disapproval:

My main idea here is to see how SDMB voters differ from those folks. I ain’t one of them, either! :smiley:

Clint got my vote but I must admit that Pulp Fiction came in really close in second place. There were just too many parts of that movie I never figured out. Yeah, I know, I’m supposed to be entertained and not really understand everything. But too many questions going out the door always leaves me somewhat dissatisfied.

Stupid list. Stupid IMDB voters. :wink:

Pulp Fiction, motherfucker!

Wow, I clearly don’t have the same tastes as the average IMDB user.

It’s kind of interesting to see 12 Angry Men on that list, but I went with The Good, the Bad and the Ugly as the one I could most easily stand seeing again.

Here’s a progress report:

View Poll Results: Which of IMDb’s Top 10 Movies is your favorite?
This poll will close on 08-11-2015 at 05:54 PM



The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)                 4 26.67% 
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)                       2 13.33% 
Pulp Fiction (1994)                                   2 13.33% 
Schindler's List (1993)                               2 13.33% 
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)  2 13.33% 
The Godfather (1972)                                  1 6.67% 
The Godfather: Part II (1974)                         1 6.67% 
12 Angry Men (1957)                                   1 6.67% 
The Dark Knight (2008)                                0 0% 
Fight Club (1999)                                     0 0% 


Voters: 15

…the FUCK is that list…?

most of those wouldnt make my top 100

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly would be my top pick of those choices.

Blade Runner is #135 :confused:

I don’t get how 12 Angry Men made that list - seems out of whack with all the modern ones on it.

I’m amazed to see that Titanic has apparently fallen completely out of the Top 250. Has it really aged that poorly?

Keep in mind it’s a list ranked by average ratings not a list of overall popularity. If you asked a random sample of a hundred people to name their top ten movies, you might only get one or two of them to mention 12 Angry Men. But if you ask people who’ve seen 12 Angry Men to give their rating of the film, it probably gets pretty high ratings.

The IMDB skews towards nerdy films, so those automatically get a bump of ~2 points.

Total agreement. For this poll, I had to vote for Lord of the Rings as a default. Not because it’s so good…but because all the others are so much goddamn worse!

Another checkpoint:

View Poll Results: Which of IMDb’s Top 10 Movies is your favorite?
This poll will close on 08-11-2015 at 05:54 PM



The Shawshank Redemption (1994)                       9 20.93% 
The Godfather (1972)                                  7 16.28% 
Pulp Fiction (1994)                                   6 13.95% 
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)                 6 13.95% 
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)  5 11.63% 
The Godfather: Part II (1974)                         3 6.98% 
Fight Club (1999)                                     3 6.98% 
Schindler's List (1993)                               2 4.65% 
12 Angry Men (1957)                                   2 4.65% 
The Dark Knight (2008)                                0 0% 


Voters: 43

Finally all of them got at least 1 vote!

View Poll Results: Which of IMDb’s Top 10 Movies is your favorite?
This poll will close on 08-11-2015 at 05:54 PM



The Shawshank Redemption (1994)                     10 22.22% 
The Godfather (1972)                                 7 15.56% 
Pulp Fiction (1994)                                  6 13.33% 
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)                6 13.33% 
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) 5 11.11% 
The Godfather: Part II (1974)                        3 6.67% 
Fight Club (1999)                                    3 6.67% 
Schindler's List (1993)                              2 4.44% 
12 Angry Men (1957)                                  2 4.44% 
The Dark Knight (2008)                               1 2.22% 


Voters: 45

Well, we’re clicking right along now:

View Poll Results: Which of IMDb’s Top 10 Movies is your favorite?
This poll will close on 08-11-2015 at 05:54 PM



The Shawshank Redemption (1994)                        12 23.53% 
The Godfather (1972)                                    8 15.69% 
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)                   8 15.69% 
Pulp Fiction (1994)                                     6 11.76% 
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)    6 11.76% 
The Godfather: Part II (1974)                           3 5.88% 
Fight Club (1999)                                       3 5.88% 
Schindler's List (1993)                                 2 3.92% 
12 Angry Men (1957)                                     2 3.92% 
The Dark Knight (2008)                                  1 1.96% 


Voters: 51

Sorry, what?
Legolas surfing down an oliphaunt’s trunk…the non-drama of mortal beings being wiped out by invicible ghosts…20 minutes of hugging…beats shawshank!?

I know it’s all subjective but…sorry, what?