Internet Movie Database (IMDB) 15th Anniversary : Top Movie Picks

Internet Movie Database (IMDB) celebrates its 15th Anniversary. 15 years ago this week (Oct 17th, exactly) the Internet Movie Database, took shape. Internet Movie Database is among the biggest and best movie site on the web.

As part of IMDb’s anniversary they have done a retrospective, not only of their own history, but of a brief history of film from 1990 – 2005. Their editors have compiled a list of their top 15 films for the last 15 years. An aggregated, weighted “Top Staff Picks” list is featured on the left hand side of the main landing page for this special anniversary section.

Excerpts from the Top Staff Picks
1 Fight Club (1999)
2 The Matrix (1999)
3 Pulp Fiction (1994)
4 The Usual Suspects (1995)
5 The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

They have the 15th Anniversary Thread to share your thoughts and encourage you to make your own “Top 15” list for the last fifteen years (1990-2005) and share them with others by posting them on this thread: Top 15 Thread.

You can also see Top 250 movies as voted by IMDB users. And the 5 top rated movies I see there are
1. The Godfather (1972)
2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
4. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
5. Schindler’s List (1993)

And a look at All-Time Worldwide Boxoffice Hits shows the top 10 as-
1. Titanic (1997)
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
4. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)
5. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
6. Jurassic Park (1993)
7. Shrek 2 (2004)
8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
9. Finding Nemo (2003)
10. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

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