Hey! Have You Seen…


“FINE! I will see the dang movie!”

“I know, I know but I just haven’t gotten around to it!”

This has always been my response when someone asked me if I have seen “Reservoir Dogs”. I know it came out in 1992 but I just saw the movie for the first time yesterday. It was great and I loved every second of it but it’s hard to talk about a movie that came out years ago that everyone has already seen and discussed!

What classic movies have you STILL not seen?

Here is a list of the top 250 movies according viewers at IMDB.com

Rank Rating Title Votes
1. 9.2 The Shawshank Redemption (1994) 889,391
2. 9.2 The Godfather (1972) 643,683
3. 9.0 The Godfather: Part II (1974) 413,336
4. 8.9 Pulp Fiction (1994) 692,590
5. 8.9 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) 272,541
6. 8.9 12 Angry Men (1957) 219,120
7. 8.9 The Dark Knight (2008) 871,780
8. 8.9 Schindler’s List (1993) 459,550
9. 8.8 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King(2003) 637,078
10. 8.8 Fight Club (1999) 679,337
11. 8.8 Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back(1980) 443,295
12. 8.8 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) 372,692
13. 8.8 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring(2001) 662,367
14. 8.7 Inception (2010) 687,415
15. 8.7 Goodfellas (1990) 391,378
16. 8.7 Star Wars (1977) 497,247
17. 8.7 Seven Samurai (1954) 141,822
18. 8.7 The Matrix (1999) 648,167
19. 8.7 Forrest Gump (1994) 580,295
20. 8.7 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) 571,740
21. 8.7 City of God (2002) 292,431
22. 8.6 Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) 124,112
23. 8.6 Se7en (1995) 518,350
24. 8.6 The Silence of the Lambs (1991) 434,418
25. 8.6 Casablanca (1942) 243,341
26. 8.6 The Usual Suspects (1995) 413,773
27. 8.6 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 379,879
28. 8.6 Rear Window (1954) 182,819
29. 8.6 Psycho (1960) 228,184
30. 8.6 It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) 157,685
31. 8.6 Léon: The Professional (1994) 379,440
32. 8.5 Sunset Blvd. (1950) 82,846
33. 8.5 Memento (2000) 472,395
34. 8.5 American History X (1998) 410,430
35. 8.5 Apocalypse Now (1979) 265,414
36. 8.5 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 407,598
37. 8.5 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 219,991
38. 8.5 Saving Private Ryan (1998) 458,481
39. 8.5 Alien (1979) 305,781
40. 8.5 The Dark Knight Rises (2012) 509,633
41. 8.5 City Lights (1931) 52,036
42. 8.5 North by Northwest (1959) 134,472
43. 8.5 Spirited Away (2001) 199,134
44. 8.5 Django Unchained (2012) 44,331
45. 8.5 Citizen Kane (1941) 191,927
46. 8.5 Modern Times (1936) 65,601
47. 8.5 The Shining (1980) 316,249
48. 8.5 Back to the Future (1985) 359,193
49. 8.5 Vertigo (1958) 139,237
50. 8.5 The Pianist (2002) 244,253
51. 8.4 The Departed (2006) 453,635
52. 8.4 M (1931) 59,943
53. 8.4 American Beauty (1999) 472,706
54. 8.4 Taxi Driver (1976) 271,678
55. 8.4 Paths of Glory (1957) 68,084
56. 8.4 Life Is Beautiful (1997) 194,233
57. 8.4 Toy Story 3 (2010) 261,524
58. 8.4 Double Indemnity (1944) 57,110
59. 8.4 Aliens (1986) 277,808
60. 8.4 WALL·E (2008) 356,276
61. 8.4 The Lives of Others (2006) 139,639
62. 8.4 A Clockwork Orange (1971) 304,726
63. 8.4 Gladiator (2000) 501,329
64. 8.4 Amélie (2001) 300,229
65. 8.4 The Intouchables (2011) 131,225
66. 8.4 The Green Mile (1999) 368,659
67. 8.4 Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 113,908
68. 8.4 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 124,092
69. 8.4 The Prestige (2006) 408,282
70. 8.4 The Great Dictator (1940) 64,726
71. 8.4 Reservoir Dogs (1992) 349,117
72. 8.4 Das Boot (1981) 102,748
73. 8.4 Requiem for a Dream (2000) 320,352
74. 8.4 The Third Man (1949) 71,410
75. 8.4 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) 48,240
76. 8.4 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) 370,726
77. 8.3 Cinema Paradiso (1988) 77,388
78. 8.3 Once Upon a Time in America (1984) 123,167
79. 8.3 Chinatown (1974) 125,533
80. 8.3 The Lion King (1994) 295,015
81. 8.3 Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) 346,226
82. 8.3 L.A. Confidential (1997) 253,697
83. 8.3 Full Metal Jacket (1987) 258,587
84. 8.3 Braveheart (1995) 406,636
85. 8.3 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 231,388
86. 8.3 Oldboy (2003) 179,425
87. 8.3 Singin’ in the Rain (1952) 85,518
88. 8.3 Some Like It Hot (1959) 103,599
89. 8.3 Amadeus (1984) 155,807
90. 8.3 Metropolis (1927) 64,165
91. 8.3 Rashomon (1950) 59,838
92. 8.3 Bicycle Thieves (1948) 47,907
93. 8.3 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 237,354
94. 8.3 Princess Mononoke (1997) 113,457
95. 8.3 Unforgiven (1992) 162,360
96. 8.3 All About Eve (1950) 50,128
97. 8.3 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 286,028
98. 8.3 The Apartment (1960) 60,024
99. 8.3 The Sting (1973) 100,959
100. 8.3 Raging Bull (1980) 138,730
101. 8.3 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) 88,948
102. 8.3 Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 30,004
103. 8.3 Die Hard (1988) 330,382
104. 8.3 Batman Begins (2005) 509,007
105. 8.3 Grave of the Fireflies (1988) 62,116
106. 8.3 A Separation (2011) 72,727
107. 8.3 Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) 265,179
108. 8.3 Downfall (2004) 142,117
109. 8.3 Yojimbo (1961) 43,443
110. 8.3 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 47,939
111. 8.3 For a Few Dollars More (1965) 79,530
112. 8.3 Snatch. (2000) 325,766
113. 8.3 The Great Escape (1963) 95,328
114. 8.3 Inglourious Basterds (2009) 400,435
115. 8.2 Up (2009) 296,547
116. 8.2 On the Waterfront (1954) 59,941
117. 8.2 The Elephant Man (1980) 95,047
118. 8.2 The Seventh Seal (1957) 63,418
119. 8.2 Toy Story (1995) 302,235
120. 8.2 Heat (1995) 248,721
121. 8.2 The General (1926) 30,035
122. 8.2 The Maltese Falcon (1941) 71,479
123. 8.2 Blade Runner (1982) 283,376
124. 8.2 Rebecca (1940) 52,548
125. 8.2 Gran Torino (2008) 294,126
126. 8.2 Wild Strawberries (1957) 35,318
127. 8.2 Fargo (1996) 247,025
128. 8.2 The Kid (1921) 28,523
129. 8.2 Scarface (1983) 285,097
130. 8.2 The Big Lebowski (1998) 293,624
131. 8.2 Touch of Evil (1958) 46,275
132. 8.2 Ran (1985) 48,531
133. 8.2 The Avengers (2012) 434,268
134. 8.2 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) 176,716
135. 8.2 The Deer Hunter (1978) 139,490
136. 8.2 Cool Hand Luke (1967) 72,747
137. 8.2 The Gold Rush (1925) 35,074
138. 8.2 Sin City (2005) 399,093
139. 8.2 Strangers on a Train (1951) 54,519
140. 8.2 No Country for Old Men (2007) 336,905
141. 8.2 It Happened One Night (1934) 37,400
142. 8.1 Jaws (1975) 225,398
143. 8.1 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) 232,480
144. 8.1 The Sixth Sense (1999) 403,058
145. 8.1 Platoon (1986) 174,011
146. 8.1 The Thing (1982) 148,990
147. 8.1 High Noon (1952) 49,444
148. 8.1 Hotel Rwanda (2004) 153,710
149. 8.1 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 88,587
150. 8.1 Casino (1995) 183,340
151. 8.1 The Wizard of Oz (1939) 162,159
152. 8.1 Trainspotting (1996) 258,874
153. 8.1 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) 396,833
154. 8.1 Warrior (2011) 144,836
155. 8.1 Annie Hall (1977) 107,545
156. 8.1 The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) 59,442
157. 8.1 Notorious (1946) 45,458
158. 8.1 Good Will Hunting (1997) 290,421
159. 8.1 Gone with the Wind (1939) 127,597
160. 8.1 The Grapes of Wrath (1940) 36,121
161. 8.1 The King’s Speech (2010) 227,339
162. 8.1 Into the Wild (2007) 212,378
163. 8.1 Life of Brian (1979) 156,441
164. 8.1 My Neighbor Totoro (1988) 69,367
165. 8.1 V for Vendetta (2005) 422,811
166. 8.1 Finding Nemo (2003) 332,561
167. 8.1 How to Train Your Dragon (2010) 191,661
168. 8.1 Dial M for Murder (1954) 54,117
169. 8.1 The Big Sleep (1946) 41,241
170. 8.1 Ben-Hur (1959) 91,399
171. 8.1 Network (1976) 59,184
172. 8.1 The Terminator (1984) 318,870
173. 8.1 Million Dollar Baby (2004) 254,119
174. 8.1 There Will Be Blood (2007) 213,177
175. 8.1 The Night of the Hunter (1955) 38,640
176. 8.1 Stand by Me (1986) 152,436
177. 8.1 Donnie Darko (2001) 343,360
178. 8.1 Black Swan (2010) 303,850
179. 8.1 Groundhog Day (1993) 238,908
180. 8.1 Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 106,357
181. 8.1 Twelve Monkeys (1995) 270,476
182. 8.1 Amores Perros (2000) 103,714
183. 8.1 Life of Pi (2012) 57,109
184. 8.1 The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) 272,863
185. 8.1 Mary and Max (2009) 53,003
186. 8.1 The 400 Blows (1959) 39,024
187. 8.1 Persona (1966) 30,148
188. 8.1 Gandhi (1982) 90,756
189. 8.1 The Graduate (1967) 127,544
190. 8.1 The Killing (1956) 38,362
191. 8.1 Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) 97,915
192. 8.0 The Princess Bride (1987) 179,722
193. 8.0  (1963) 46,945
194. 8.0 Slumdog Millionaire (2008) 352,176
195. 8.0 The Artist (2011/I) 102,338
196. 8.0 A Beautiful Mind (2001) 276,228
197. 8.0 The Hustler (1961) 37,728
198. 8.0 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 32,328
199. 8.0 La strada (1954) 27,724
200. 8.0 The Manchurian Candidate (1962) 47,665
201. 8.0 Argo (2012) 56,707
202. 8.0 Rocky (1976) 182,906
203. 8.0 The Wild Bunch (1969) 44,667
204. 8.0 Anatomy of a Murder (1959) 26,823
205. 8.0 Stalag 17 (1953) 29,122
206. 8.0 The Exorcist (1973) 181,308
207. 8.0 Rope (1948) 54,687
208. 8.0 Sleuth (1972) 25,900
209. 8.0 Barry Lyndon (1975) 59,877
210. 8.0 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) 34,068
211. 8.0 The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) 37,978
212. 8.0 District 9 (2009) 315,899
213. 8.0 Infernal Affairs (2002) 54,877
214. 8.0 Roman Holiday (1953) 52,927
215. 8.0 Stalker (1979) 36,642
216. 8.0 The Truman Show (1998) 320,925
217. 8.0 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) 434,234
218. 8.0 Ip Man (2008) 64,484
219. 8.0 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) 58,200
220. 8.0 Ratatouille (2007) 258,792
221. 8.0 In the Name of the Father (1993) 50,152
222. 8.0 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) 238,571
223. 8.0 Monsters, Inc. (2001) 260,391
224. 8.0 A Fistful of Dollars (1964) 66,744
225. 8.0 A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) 52,255
226. 8.0 Star Trek (2009) 275,462
227. 8.0 Incendies (2010) 25,485
228. 8.0 Beauty and the Beast (1991) 153,838
229. 8.0 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) 43,047
230. 8.0 Rosemary’s Baby (1968) 87,479
231. 8.0 Harvey (1950) 32,464
232. 8.0 La Haine (1995) 51,553
233. 8.0 All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) 32,965
234. 8.0 The Wrestler (2008) 178,403
235. 8.0 Rain Man (1988) 218,219
236. 8.0 Shutter Island (2010) 344,381
237. 8.0 Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring (2003) 34,776
238. 8.0 Manhattan (1979) 65,136
239. 8.0 Nosferatu (1922) 45,681
240. 8.0 Mystic River (2003) 214,225
241. 8.0 3 Idiots (2009) 54,293
242. 8.0 Big Fish (2003) 240,586
243. 8.0 Papillon (1973) 49,673
244. 8.0 Jurassic Park (1993) 272,125
245. 8.0 Battleship Potemkin (1925) 25,823
246. 8.0 Castle in the Sky (1986) 44,537
247. 8.0 The Untouchables (1987) 137,582
248. 8.0 Shadow of a Doubt (1943) 30,823
249. 8.0 Bringing Up Baby (1938) 31,621
250. 8.0 In the Heat of the Night (1967) 32,393

The formula for calculating the Top Rated 250 Titles gives a true Bayesian estimate:

 weighted rating (WR) = (v ÷ (v+m)) × R + (m ÷ (v+m)) × C

where:

  • R = average for the movie (mean) = (Rating)
  • v = number of votes for the movie = (votes)
  • m = minimum votes required to be listed in the Top 250 (currently 25000)
  • C = the mean vote across the whole report (currently 7.1)

for the Top 250, only votes from regular voters are considered.

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