Saturday, October 17, 2009

2008 Top Films According to IMDb

It seems like welcoming a baby into our family last year stunted my ability to catch as many things in a theater as I was previously accustomed to. As a result sometimes I find myself slightly time delayed in seeing some of the films I'm only half-interested in seeing.

So, I was thinking about the 2008 film scene, and as 2008's films have come out, some people that may have watched the Oscars saying "what are these films" have now had the chance to invite these films in their home with the convenience of however they view post-released films.

So, I was looking at IMDb's top 250 films and curious what currently (today) is on the #250 from 2008 and where it ranks. Of course, this list is imperfect in many many ways and often captures niche audiences, but for fun here's what 2008 films make IMDb's list, post-DVD release.

1. The Dark Knight (IMDb rank: #9 of all time)
2. Wall-E (#43)
3. Slumdog Millionaire (#76)
4. Gran Torino (#84)
5. The Wrestler (#122)
6. In Bruges (#200)
7. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (#215)
8. Let the Right One In [Låt den rätte komma in] (#220)
9. Changeling (#233)

I think time will kick some of these off the list as more people see these films, some will probably stay on the list.

This list is interesting because I think it lines up closer with some of the films that might have made the cut if the Oscar's had a 10 film best picture race like that do this year. Notice of the 9 only 2 best picture nominations are present.

Have you seen by now what audiences have ranked the best of 2008? How do you think this will adjust over time?

(I know my votes are different).

1 comment:

Jacob said...

I think its pretty accurate. Shows Dark Knight got snubbed. Benjamin Button was my personal favorite with Gran Torino, Slumdog Millionaire and Dark Knight all right up there. Thank Gosh a Michael Bay film wasn't on that list.