How does IMDB rate their top 250 films?
September 3, 2004 7:45 AM Subscribe
This has been bugging me for a while: On IMDB
, why are some highly-rated films not listed in the top 250
? [more inside]
posted by jdroth to computers & internet (6 answers total)
For example, The Station Agent
, rated 8.1 out of 10 (in 3833 votes), is ranked #231 on the list. But The Fog of War
, rated 8.4 out of 10 (in 2047 votes), doesn't make the list. What gives?
As an aside: what's the highest-rated non-top-250 movie you can find? The Fog of War
is high, yes, but higher still is Pride and Prejudice
, 9.2 out of 10 (in 4667 votes). That's higher than the film ostensibly #1: The Godfather
(I'm assuming Pride and Prejudice
is disallowed because it's made for television, but that's a shame. It really is quite good.)
Are there other highly-rated films that don't make the top 250 for some reason?