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The IMDb top 250 is probably the most well-known movie list in the world. It has earned this reputation through the fact that it has been composed by aggregating the votes of many normal moviegoers. In other words, this is a list by and for the people and not some elite movie-critics list.

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Cidade de Deus (2002)

A.k.a. City of God · 130 min · Directed by Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund · In 19 official lists

A.k.a. City of God · In 19 official lists Crime · Drama

48K 6.2K 191 725

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Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)

A.k.a. Spirited Away · 125 min · Directed by Hayao Miyazaki · In 34 official lists

A.k.a. Spirited Away · In 34 official lists Animation · Adventure · Fantasy · Mystery · Family

57K 8.2K 243 923

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Das Leben der Anderen (2006)

A.k.a. The Lives of Others · 137 min · Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck · In 16 official lists

A.k.a. The Lives of Others · In 16 official lists Drama · Thriller

27K 3.5K 96 533

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Oldeuboi (2003)

A.k.a. Oldboy · 120 min · Directed by Chan-wook Park · In 24 official lists

A.k.a. Oldboy · In 24 official lists Drama · Thriller · Mystery

39K 5.6K 270 753

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Taare Zameen Par (2007)

A.k.a. Like Stars on Earth · 165 min · Directed by Aamir Khan · In 5 official lists

A.k.a. Like Stars on Earth · In 5 official lists Drama · Family · Music

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Babam ve Oglum (2005)

A.k.a. My Father and My Son · 108 min · Directed by Çagan Irmak · In 2 official lists

A.k.a. My Father and My Son · In 2 official lists Drama

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Der Untergang (2004)

A.k.a. Downfall · 156 min · Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel · In 13 official lists

A.k.a. Downfall · In 13 official lists Drama · War · Biography · History

29K 2K 92 387

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El laberinto del fauno (2006)

A.k.a. Pan's Labyrinth · 118 min · Directed by Guillermo del Toro · In 28 official lists

A.k.a. Pan's Labyrinth · In 28 official lists Drama · Fantasy · War

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El secreto de sus ojos (2009)

A.k.a. The Secret in their eyes · 129 min · Directed by Juan José Campanella · In 6 official lists

A.k.a. The Secret in their eyes · In 6 official lists Drama · Thriller · Mystery

14K 1.8K 91 247

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Hauru no ugoku shiro (2004)

A.k.a. Howl's Moving Castle · 119 min · In 15 official lists

A.k.a. Howl's Moving Castle · In 15 official lists

34K 4K 136 390

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Amores perros (2000)

A.k.a. Love's a Bitch · 154 min · Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu · In 15 official lists

A.k.a. Love's a Bitch · In 15 official lists Drama · Thriller

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Salinui chueok (2003)

A.k.a. Memories of Murder · 131 min · Directed by Joon Ho Bong · In 10 official lists

A.k.a. Memories of Murder · In 10 official lists Crime · Drama · Thriller · Mystery

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Jeckit

DEC 2013:Seems indian IMBD mafia is working hard these days, 3 Idiots was #245 and 1 mouth later is #200. Taare Zameen Par and Rang De Basanti suddenly appeared on the top250 and 2 weeks later they are #213 and #216.

JUN 2016: Now we have 14 films from India on this list(?) Is it the India's top 250?

3 years ago

TheGallopingGhost

If I could only see 250 movies in my life, these wouldn't be it. Still, it's a fun list with a lot of variety.

If you're thinking of working your way through a list, I'd recommend this one to start with.

6 years ago

dombrewer

@KatForsyth - that is a fascinating website, thanks for pointing it out, it's incredibly impressive work.

The only thing to say against the fact that some of these films have come and gone before and may well do again is that the majority of the recent losses (in my mind essential inclusions to a list of the greatest films and worth the discovery by inquiring minds c/o the Top 250), will never come back into a list with a 30'000 vote limit. How can they? "La Grande Illusion" has about 17'000 votes and "Come and See" around 14'000, "The Passion of Joan of Arc" 16'000, "The Wages of Fear" 20'000, "Les Diaboliques" 22'000 (which maintained a respectable hovering position of 140 to 180 on the list for the last six years, now dumped, deemed "not popular" enough)- all of these votes accrued very gradually over ten to fifteen years.

All that will happen is major blockbusters which pick up the requisite 30'000 votes quickly will enter and exclude the smaller films at the bottom end and movie diversity in the mainstream taste will dwindle. It's a travesty.

4 years ago

Slowlondon

Welcome to India. Nope, not going to see them.

7 months ago

bathkuyp

Weird list. So many movies not from India. Should be fixed.

7 months ago

ViniPoaRS

IMDB Top 250 in 2 1/2 Minutes

4 years ago