Geek Culture Dominates Highest-Rated Movies on IMDb for the Last 25 Years

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - 10:43AM
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Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - 10:43AM
Geek Culture Dominates Highest-Rated Movies on IMDb for the Last 25 Years
Critics and fans often diverge on their opinions of films considerably, and databases like IMDb usually have their finger on the pulse of the fans more than, say, Rotten Tomatoes. Now, IMDb has provided Vanity Fair with a list of the highest-rated movies for the last 25 years, going back to 1990:

Highest Rated Movies on IMDb

Geek culture does very well with fans, it seems, especially in recent years, as the top-rated movies were sci-fi or fantasy for nine of the last twenty-five years, all except for one in the last fifteen years. It seems that geek genres are replacing crime noir in the public consciousness, as the winners for most of the 90's were crime thrillers, while The Departed was the only pure crime movie to come out on top in the last decade.

But if there's one takeaway from this list, it's that fans (or at least IMDb users) really, really love Christopher Nolan. Memento, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Inception, and Interstellar were all voted the best films of their respective years (although all the Christopher Nolan bias in the world couldn't save Dark Knight Rises). Memento, Batman Begins, and Dark Knight were all great films, and Inception was technically groundbreaking and didn't have quite so much competition that year (I personally loved Black Swan and True Grit, but Inception is probably more influential). But I'm more surprised about Interstellar, which seemed to be somewhat of a disappointment to critics and fans alike, and was up against great movies like Boyhood, Birdman, and even Whiplash.

The real surprises, though, were Intouchables and Into the Wild. Intouchables was a good movie, but it was a tiny French film that I didn't think anyone really watched. But at least 2011 was a relatively weak year for movies, unlike 2007. Into the Wild winning over No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Atonement, and Juno? Get out of town.

Via Collider.
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