This page shows you the list charts. By default, the movies are ordered by how many times they have been marked as a favorite. However, you can also sort by other information, such as the total number of times it has been marked as a dislike.
This list was compiled through year by year rating polls. The lowest amount of votes needed to be eligible was 5 votes. The point of the exercise was to give more obscure movies an equall oppurtunity to compete. The attendance rate varied between 30 and 70, which is part of the reason some years are more represented than others.
This is a list of the 10 most voted movies from each year in the 1970's on IMDb. It gives another perspective than the traditional lists of highest rating. It's more like a popularity contest than a quality contest.