I've finished watching the whole IMDB top 250. All 250/250 seen. Here are the results:

Kdosda Hegen

Standard Member
I know I'm not the first by now who has seen all the films from the list, but it's rarely shared and discussed.

Of course, all this is my opinion only, if you disagree don't take it to heart.

So here are the results:

IMDB top 250 has such a huge variety of cinema from all time eras, all sides of the world, both indie and blockbusters. It has a little bit of pretty much everything. I learned so much about filmmaking techniques, different cultures and moral values which made my passion for films grown ever so.

I started watching movies from that list in 2015 and it took me 6 years to finish it.

Number of how many movies I gave which rating are:

10/10 34

9/10 32

8/10 23

7/10 22

6/10 35

5/10 24

4/10 21

3/10 28

2/10 22

1/10 9



Liked/loved 111 movies and disliked/hated 139 movies.



Overall top 30 favourites:



30. Princess Mononoke (1997)

29. A Silent Voice (2016)

28. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

27. The Deer Hunter (1978)

26. Dial M for Murder (1954)

25. Hara-Kiri (1962)

24. Stalker (1979)

23. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

22. Paths of Glory (1957)

21. Into the Wild (2007)

20. M (1931)

19. Memories of Murder (2003)

18. Rang De Basanti (2006)

17. The Thing (1982)

16. Vertigo (1958)

15. 12 Angry Men (1957)

14. American History X (1998)

13. The Hunt (2012)

12. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

11. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

10. Tangerines (2013)

9. Dead Poets Society (1989)

8. Ben-Hur (1959)

7. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

6. Green Book (2018)

5. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

4. Scarface (1983)

3. Braveheart (1995)

2. Cinema Paradiso (1988)

1. The Lives of Others (2006)


Anyway, for anyone who's trying to watch the whole IMDB's list (or Letterboxd's list or any other movie list) I'd recommend watching them by release date from oldest to newest or starting with films you suspect you're likely to hate and leave movies you're suspecting you'd love for the end. I used both strategies for myself and it made my experience excellent.

You may ask me anything related to this.
 
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bruce-leroy

Distinguished Member
I’d like to do something like this but I have far too much unwatched physical media to be able to contemplate it!
 

Boo Radley75

Well-known Member
Braveheart, 3rd best??? Taste is personal and I admire you for your stirling effort, but having Braveheart there really has to be some kind of sick joke!
 

barnaby jones

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Kdosda Hegen

Standard Member
Braveheart, 3rd best??? Taste is personal and I admire you for your stirling effort, but having Braveheart there really has to be some kind of sick joke!
Epic is my favourite genre. So, Braveheart being so high is no surprise. I loved pretty much all epics of the list like Ben-Hur, Gladiator, Ran, Seven Samurai, The Good The Bad and The Ugly, Gone With the Wind, etc... But Braveheart I personally think is the best of the epics on IMDB Top 250 list.
 
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mb3195

Distinguished Member
Goes to show how personal tastes are all different. I’d doubt any of your top 30 would make it on to mine (shawkshank and the thing would be close).

A couple on that list that I hated as well.

Hats off to you for doing it though, that is some effort! 👏🏻
 

domtheone

Distinguished Member
Yup. It’s all subjective.

I’m guessing only 3-4 of the 30 would make my top 30 as well.

FWIW, Braveheart is a GREAT film. Period. Undoubtedly in many top 30 lists (including mine) so I wouldn’t really raise an eyebrow if it was at position 30 or 1!

Kudos to the OP for completing the mammoth task.:thumbsup:
 

Kdosda Hegen

Standard Member
A couple on that list that I hated as well.
May I ask what those would be? Very curious.

P.S. I noticed that you have The Terminator as your profile picture, so I guess it's one of your favourites. If that so, I am also a huge fan of The Terminator and it would definitely have made it into my top, but not too long ago it fell out of IMDB Top 250, so it doesn't count anymore.
Hats off to you for doing it though, that is some effort! 👏🏻
Taste is personal and I admire you for your stirling effort
Kudos to the OP for completing the mammoth task.:thumbsup:
Thanks for the kind words guys.
 

Kdosda Hegen

Standard Member
Give us your 30 worst!
Not in any order, but I tried to put similar genres and same director movies nearby.

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
The Lion King (1994)
The Kid (1921)
Modern Times (1936)
City Lights (1931)
The Great Dictator (1940)
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Alien (1979)
The Godfather Part II (1974)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Come and See (1985)
Tokyo Story (1953)
Wild Strawberries (1957)
Persona (1966)
Autumn Sonata (1978)
Network (1976)
Hachi A Dog's Tale (2009)
Dangal (2016)
Room (2015)
Warrior (2011)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
The Apartment (1960)
The Handmaiden (2016)
Before Sunset (2004)
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
Interstellar (2014)
Fight Club (1999)

NOTE that not all of these I think are bad films, but many just don't appeal to me in any way to the extent that I admire almost nothing about them, while some others I do indeed think are bad films.

If you disagree with my picks just think it as a way that no matter what films I would have picked someone would have disagreed with some picks considering that they all are acclaimed movies.
 

Belzok

Well-known Member
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

The Lion King (1994)
The Kid (1921)
Modern Times (1936)
City Lights (1931)
The Great Dictator (1940)
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Alien (1979)
The Godfather Part II (1974)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Come and See (1985)
Tokyo Story (1953)
Wild Strawberries (1957)
Persona (1966)
Autumn Sonata (1978)
Network (1976)
Hachi A Dog's Tale (2009)
Dangal (2016)
Room (2015)
Warrior (2011)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
The Apartment (1960)
The Handmaiden (2016)
Before Sunset (2004)
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
Interstellar (2014)
Fight Club (1999)
Personal taste is great isn't it? :D

The ones highlighted are some of my favourite films.

I haven't watched Braveheart for a while but I would put Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven above it without any thought.
 

Boo Radley75

Well-known Member
Personal taste is great isn't it? :D

The ones highlighted are some of my favourite films.

I haven't watched Braveheart for a while but I would put Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven above it without any thought.
Yeah, Lord of the rings is my favourite film (I don't really count it as three seperate films because that's not really the way it was written or filmed). Like the OP, I do like epics and Braveheart is enjoyable enough if you can block certain things about it out. The negatives in it are just so terrible, though, there is no way I could put it anywhere near the top out of all those films.
 

Belzok

Well-known Member
Yeah, Lord of the rings is my favourite film (I don't really count it as three seperate films because that's not really the way it was written or filmed). Like the OP, I do like epics and Braveheart is enjoyable enough if you can block certain things about it out. The negatives in it are just so terrible, though, there is no way I could put it anywhere near the top out of all those films.
I'm the same with LOTR as it was always intended to be a trilogy ad there was just so much to cover.

I should rewatch Braveheart again as it has been far too long for me to judge it properly, I just know it's not one of my great films.

One thing with the top 250 list is so many films are just too old to greatly appeal to me, I find them dull and anachronistic.
 

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