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When IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes disagree

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People who added this item 1364  Average listal rating (891 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
1. The Boondock Saints (1999)
Rotten Tomatoes: 17%
IMDb: 7.8

Difference- 61

I have recently added this to the list under the suggestion of Leo, having never seen the film myself. But if ever there was a split opinion between the two sites- this has got to be one of the biggest!



People who added this item 1511  Average listal rating (912 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.7 
2. Seven Pounds (2008)
Rotten Tomatoes: 26%
IMDb: 7.5

Difference- 49

This is one heck of a difference! Seven Pounds was not a bad film, and is obviously a favourite among audiences. Critics on the other hand have mostly panned this film, calling it grim and illogical. Now HERE is a division of opinion!

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People who added this item 1069  Average listal rating (734 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.4 
3. Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Rotten Tomatoes: 25%
IMDb: 7.2

Difference- 47

Though not on the high scale of IMDb ratings, there is nevertheless a massive difference between this site and the opinions of critics on the Rotten Tomatoes sight. Critics really don't seem to like Gerard Butler films. Thanks to Leo for this pick up.

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People who added this item 4230  Average listal rating (2766 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.7 
4. The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Rotten Tomatoes: 33%
IMDb: 7.7

Difference- 44

Another classic difference, thanks to King Stefou. While the critics may have found the plot farfetched and rediculous, that didn't stop audiences from ignoring science and enjoying it for what is was- pure entertainment.

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People who added this item 1831  Average listal rating (1121 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.6 
5. I Am Sam (2001)
Rotten Tomatoes: 34%
IMDb: 7.4

Difference- 40

I have not seen this film, but I believe that some critics thought that Sean Penn's performance was a little too over the top for their liking. Audiences are more sensitive towards family issues though, I believe. Thanks to moviewatcher122 for the suggestion.


People who added this item 1884  Average listal rating (1291 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.6 
6. Equilibrium (2002)
Rotten Tomatoes: 37%
IMDb: 7.6

Difference- 39

A popular sci-fi movie with audiences, Equilibrium obviously featured the adrenaline rush that audiences were looking for. It didn't, however, deliver as well for critics, who saw it as a re-hash of better sci-fi films. Thanks to Leo for this inclusion!



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People who added this item 1685  Average listal rating (1132 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
7. Man on Fire (2004)
Rotten Tomatoes: 38%
IMDb: 7.7

Difference- 39

I have not seen this movie, but according to audiences it is possibly as epic as its movie poster looks! 7.7 is no low score on imdb. I've noticed that a lot of Dakota Fanning films happen to be on this half of the list...interesting. Thanks to meuisviocm for this suggestion!


People who added this item 1176  Average listal rating (790 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.1 
8. Rambo (2008)
Rotten Tomatoes: 37%
IMDb: 7.1

Difference- 34

Thanks to AVPGuyver21 for this one! So the imdb rating of this movie is not all that high, but considering it scored very lowly on Rotten Tomatoes it was worth a mention. To be honest, I didn't think that 'Rambo' was all that exciting, but this is one odd film where I can understand and appreciate both people who loved it and people who hated it.

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People who added this item 1602  Average listal rating (985 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.4 
9. The Bucket List (2007)
Rotten Tomatoes: 40%
IMDb: 7.4

Difference- 34

Suggestion by: Hyana Brain


People who added this item 3717  Average listal rating (2490 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.7 
10. Saw (2004)
Rotten Tomatoes: 48%
IMDb: 7.7

Difference- 29

The next largest difference goes to Indie-horror film 'Saw', that is, before the massive franchise. Audiences seemed to love this original gore-fest, which really wasn't THAT gory, especially in comparison to its sequels. The critics disagreed though, and Saw's "Rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes only proves that critics were too squeamish for this one.

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People who added this item 3182  Average listal rating (1964 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
11. The Notebook (2004)
Rotten Tomatoes: 52%
IMDb: 7.9

Difference- 27

Now here is an interesting one! We have a schmaltzy Nicholas Sparks adaptation which, I think I can fairly say, is likely to raise eyebrows. What is unusual about 'The Notebook' is that it is the only film adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel that actually scored even REASONABLY well (let alone VERY highly). However, I actually can understand the hype from audiences. It is a very sweet film. But critics were not as touched as audiences were, and perhaps this can be blamed on an otherwise manipulative run of bad Nicholas Spark adaptations from both before and after this film was released. I am ashamed to say that I overlooked this inclusion myself, but thanks to Max the Movie Kid for refreshing my memory and bringing it up in the comments!

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People who added this item 1919  Average listal rating (1277 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.8 
12. Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Rotten Tomatoes: 51%
IMDb: 7.8

Difference- 27

To be honest, I had not even heard of this film until Leo pointed out this difference for me. However, correct me if I'm wrong, it seems to be a typical camp action film that audiences fell for while critics felt less enthusiastic. Oh wait. It stars Morgan Freeman. Ahhh thats why audiences loved it.


People who added this item 2915  Average listal rating (1723 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.7 
13. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Rotten Tomatoes: 51%
IMDb: 7.6

Difference- 25

I have not seen this film, but it clearly divided audiences and critics. Apparently the film lacked character development, but obviously still had enough visual appeal, and Johnny Depp, to please audiences on IMDb. Thanks again to DragonPhoenix for this input.


People who added this item 139  Average listal rating (72 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.4 
14. Song of the South (1946)
Rotten Tomatoes: 50%
IMDb: 7.4

Difference- 24

Suggestion by: Max the movie kid


People who added this item 743  Average listal rating (430 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
15. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
Rotten Tomatoes: 55%
IMDb: 7.7

Difference- 22

Suggestion by: martyrofevil


People who added this item 2077  Average listal rating (1386 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.9 
16. Taken (2008)
Rotten Tomatoes: 58%
IMDb: 7.9

Difference- 21

While it is the 13th film on the list, I believe that this is one of the most significant films featured here. Mainly because I have not heard of a single person who has NOT liked 'Taken'. In truth, when a crappy sequel comes out, it does seem to discredit the previous film, but 'Taken' still seems to be an audience favourite. To be honest I was surprised to see the film score so lowly on Rotten Tomatoes. Yes, it is a bit implausible, but its also very thrilling (and isn't that the whole point of the movie?). I have to thank AVPGuyver21 and Acey for this suggestion.

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People who added this item 7423  Average listal rating (4657 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.3 
17. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Rotten Tomatoes: 54%
IMDb: 7.3

Difference- 19

Okay so I said in the description that I would only include films that did VERY well on one of the websites, and while 7.3 isn't EXCELLENT, I thought I had to include this film to represent the franchise. It made SO much money, was really very funny, and audiences really liked it! However, for the critics, it was really muddled and ROTTEN.

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People who added this item 2819  Average listal rating (1769 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
18. Blood Diamond (2006)
Rotten Tomatoes: 62%
IMDb: 8.0

Difference- 18

I loved this film. So it makes me cringe seeing how low it scored on Rotten Tomatoes. Come on critics! It had everything going for it! At least the audience on IMDb had more sense. 8.0's don't come around too often.

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People who added this item 4675  Average listal rating (3238 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.8 
19. 300 (2006)
Rotten Tomatoes: 59%
IMDb: 7.7

Difference- 18

A visually spectacular film, even if it was a little brainless. Audiences connected to it anyway though, for pure entertainment (and awesome one-liners), and though it stayed 'Fresh' for a while on Rotten Tomatoes, it ultimately ended up in 'Rotten' territory with a teasing 59%. Perhaps for some critics the film really was a dine in hell.

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People who added this item 1207  Average listal rating (746 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
20. Man of Steel (2013)
Rotten Tomatoes: 56%
IMDb: 7.3

Difference- 17

Suggestion: AVPGuyver21

In the eyes of critics 'Man of Steel' was perhaps too cliched and too serious to rank among the best superhero movies. It didn't have the fantastic writing of Christopher Nolan's 'Batman' trilogy, or the light humour of the Marvel's Avengers franchise, and yet the IMDb viewers obviously found something they enjoyed in the movie, giving it a generous 7.3 rating perhaps simply for its popcorn visual effects and likeable leads.


People who added this item 2248  Average listal rating (1300 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
21. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
IMDb: 8.1

Difference- 17

We got this one right, I believe. 'The Hobbit' received so much criticism upon its release, being compared to and criticised against the 'Lord of the Rings' franchise. But Peter Jackson said himself, this is not Lord of the Rings. There is a lighter tone, it is more colourful (both in script and visually), and it is not as epic as the Lord of the Rings, it is simply an adventure film. Sure, it's long and somewhat similar in plot to 'The Fellowship of the Ring', but I along with what I'm sure are fellow fans of the classic Rings trilogy found a lot to like here, and it's bound to only get better.


People who added this item 8387  Average listal rating (5324 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.8 
22. Forrest Gump (1994)
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
IMDb: 8.7

Difference- 16

8.7 on IMDb! Wow! The film may be the 26th highest film on the website, and it won the Oscar for 'Best Picture', but its 71% on Rotten Tomatoes isn't all that impressive. Neither, in my opinion, is this film. Sorry fellow audience, I have to agree with the critics on this one!

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People who added this item 3335  Average listal rating (2227 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
23. The Last Samurai (2003)
Rotten Tomatoes: 65%
IMDb: 7.7

Difference- 12

Maybe having an American as the lead in a film called 'The Last Samurai' angered critics, but there's no denying this film has a sense of atmosphere and spirituality. I thought it was great, as did my fellow audience members.

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People who added this item 2967  Average listal rating (2016 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
24. Watchmen (2009)
Rotten Tomatoes: 65%

IMDb: 7.7

Difference- 12

The exact same scores as 'The Last Samurai'! How's that! Well this is the second Zach Snyder film on this list, so it's clear that he's popular with his audience, even if the critics don't connect as well with his films. And come on, 'Watchmen' was pretty sick.

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People who added this item 2689  Average listal rating (1710 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.9 
25. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Rotten Tomatoes: 66%
IMDb: 7.8

Difference- 12

Another film with Will Smith in the lead on this list. Audiences seem to love him! And critics...well they don't HATE his movies, but lets just say they're not so enthusiastic. This is no exception.

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People who added this item 3695  Average listal rating (2429 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
26. Shutter Island (2010)
Rotten Tomatoes: 69%
IMDb: 8.0

Difference- 11

Another film I'm so happy is on this list. Critics should be ashamed of themselves, but they probably all already knew the twist ending. Martin Scorsese creates incredible atmosphere and suspense in this intense thriller, and the audience, including me, fell for it.

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People who added this item 6506  Average listal rating (4265 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.2 
27. V for Vendetta (2005)
Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
IMDb: 8.2

Difference- 9

One of the few films on this list that I haven't seen, 8.2 is a pretty damn high score on IMDb! But that 73% on Rotten Tomatoes isn't too impressive. A noteable difference there.


People who added this item 3626  Average listal rating (2288 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.6 
28. American Psycho (2000)
Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
IMDb: 7.5

Like Christian Bale's performance or not, this is a captivating film. The audience seemed to enjoy the terror, though the feelings of critics were generally lukewarm.

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People who added this item 1617  Average listal rating (1006 ratings) 4.8  IMDB Rating 5.4 
29. Spy Kids (2001)
NOW we get to the films that scored highly on Rotten Tomatoes, but weren't as popular with the IMDb raters. There are plenty of these, but none with as great a margain as...Spy Kids!

Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
IMDb: 5.5

Difference- 38

The movie that pretty much defines this list. Critics seemed to love 'Spy Kids' back in 2001, but it's obvious that audiences did NOT agree on this one!

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People who added this item 236  Average listal rating (143 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.7 
30. The Loved Ones (2009)
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
IMDb: 6.7

Difference- 30

An unfortunate Australian film that, through its hype, did not live up to expected standards. Which is a shame, because really its a very effective horror film with an excellent lead performance.

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People who added this item 2286  Average listal rating (1433 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.6 
31. Antz (1998)
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
IMDb: 6.7

Difference- 28

Extremely popular with critics when it was first released, 'Antz' turned out to be a disappointment for audiences.

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People who added this item 2568  Average listal rating (1586 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 6.1 
32. Freaky Friday (2003)
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
IMDb: 6.2

Difference- 26

The reason that 'Freaky Friday' now probably rates so low with audiences is because of Lindsay Lohan's lack of popularity. The film itself is not that bad, perhaps not deserving an 88% score on Rotten Tomatoes, but not that bad. The IMDb raters seem to have different ideas though.

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People who added this item 2656  Average listal rating (1612 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.9 
33. Babe (1995)
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
IMDb: 7.0

Difference- 28

To be honest, I think this one's a bit sad. Being an Aussie myself.. :) ..I loved this film as a kid and still do. Critics ADORED it, but perhaps it didn't connect with the American audience? I'm not sure why, but that's a hefty difference!

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People who added this item 1258  Average listal rating (718 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.7 
34. James and the Giant Peach (1996)
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
IMDb: 6.7

Difference- 26

Nawww come on IMDb! This couldn't even scrape the 7.0 mark? I am a sucker for stop-motion animation films. I find the work that goes into making them absolutely fascinating. But, (and this is actually a recurring theme here), stop-motion animation does NOT tend to score highly on IMDb! 'Chicken Run', 'The Pirates!' and 'Paranorman' are all examples of stop-motion animation that deserve to be a lot higher than they get on IMDb! I'm sorry, I have to agree with the critics on this one. The story and the animation are excellent. Thanks AVPGuyver21 for this suggestion!

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People who added this item 1425  Average listal rating (959 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.6 
35. Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
IMDb: 6.8

Difference- 25

Strangely, an exceptionally high scoring horror film, Drag me to Hell was loved by the critics, who perhaps created too much hype for the film. Therefore, by the time audiences saw it, they probably watched it and thought 'So? You've panned every other horror film in existence! How's this REALLY that different?'.

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People who added this item 2793  Average listal rating (1850 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.4 
36. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
IMDb: 6.3

Difference- 24

Suggestion: AVPGuyver21


People who added this item 1744  Average listal rating (1022 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.3 
37. The Parent Trap (1998)
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
IMDb: 6.1

Difference- 24

Another family film, starring Lindsay Lohan, that critics really enjoyed, and audiences...not so much. Although to be honest I thought that this was a fun film when I was younger. Perhaps it worked for its target audience, but keep in mind that young kids probably don't rate on IMDb.

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People who added this item 2316  Average listal rating (1510 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 7.1 
38. Chicken Run (2000)
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
IMDb: 7.2

Difference- 24

Now while 7.2 isn't neccessarily a BAD score on IMDb, compared to its massive critical acclaim, it's a curious difference. I'm with the critics on this one. How is this not one of the funniest animations ever made? Ahhh well..

judmac1's rating:

People who added this item 547  Average listal rating (377 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.6 
39. Attack the Block (2011)
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
IMDb: 6.7

Difference- 23

The harsh reality is...if foreign films (this is British), receive acclaim from international AND American critics, American audiences tend to judge them MUCH more harshly. I also find that this is the case with a lot of Australian films, most predominantly 'Animal Kingdom'.

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People who added this item 933  Average listal rating (599 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
40. The Host (2006)
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
IMDb: 7.0

Difference- 22

I was surprised that audiences didn't connect to this film as I thought they would. Critics were drawn in by the realism and wonderful special effects in the film- and usually this is an attraction for audiences. Apparently not this time.

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People who added this item 1437  Average listal rating (836 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.8 
41. Hairspray (2007)
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
IMDb: 6.9

Difference- 22

Critics were overjoyed with the bopiness and fun of 'Hairspray', but musicals with big casts aren't too popular with IMDb voters (see also Chicago and Mamma Mia!). Personally, I don't think they get the credit they deserve from audiences. Thank goodness for critics then! :P

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People who added this item 1265  Average listal rating (838 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.9 
42. Bridesmaids (2011)
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
IMDb: 6.9

Difference- 21

Ok, now here's a film that probably was blown out of proportion. Yes, it was very funny, but just like the horror genre, I sometimes think 'Critics, you loved this one so much, how did you not find *insert list of extensive good but underrated comedies such as 'Anchorman' and 'Dodgeball'* funny???'

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People who added this item 3934  Average listal rating (2624 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.1 
43. School of Rock (2003)
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
IMDb: 7.1

Difference- 21

Not a huge popular hit for audiences. Jack Black gives a good performance, and maybe this was the reason that critics fell for it.

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People who added this item 255  Average listal rating (135 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
44. Arthur Christmas (2011)
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
IMDb: 7.1

Difference- 21

Another Aardman Studios film! Poor Aardman, I still like your films! Well, to be honest, 'Arthur Christmas' didn't neccessarily score BADLY with IMDb raters, but it received pretty massive acclaim last year! Once again, hype probably ruined it for many.

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People who added this item 2272  Average listal rating (1426 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.1 
45. About a Boy (2002)
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
IMDb: 7.2

Difference- 21

Touching and well acted, 'About a Boy' works well but the comedic moments take away a lot of the drama. Critics still admired it- well, loved it- but audiences might have found it a bit sugary in the end.

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People who added this item 263  Average listal rating (152 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
46. Win Win (2011)
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
IMDb: 7.3

Difference- 21

Audiences didn't seem to mind this, with a fairly solid 7.3 rating, but compared to its 94% Rotten Tomatoes rating, there seems to be a gap in the popularity.

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People who added this item 1179  Average listal rating (710 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
47. The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
IMDb: 7.2

Difference- 21

This 'Best Picture' nominee was certainly unconventional, and split critics and audiences. Most critics thought it was great fun, clever and very emotional, while audiences may have been wondering WHY exactly it was doing so well, with a pretty standard 7.2 imdb rating for such a critically acclaimed film.

judmac1's rating:

People who added this item 716  Average listal rating (486 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.8 
48. Unstoppable (2010)
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
IMDb: 6.8

Difference- 20

You just look at that movie poster with its bright colours and trashy-action look about it like a 'Fast and Furious' or 'Transporter' poster, and you think this is going to be a dud. Maybe to some audience members it was, but critics (and I) loved the blood-pumping action and intensity of this film!

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People who added this item 3886  Average listal rating (2506 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
49. A Bug's Life (1998)
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
IMDb: 7.2

Difference- 20

What?!?! A Pixar film? Yes a Pixar film! Audiences weren't too chuffed about this 1998 installment, being the lowest scoring Pixar film on IMDb (do you count Cars 2? Ok, second lowest then), while still scoring a solid 92% and impressing critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

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People who added this item 2085  Average listal rating (1288 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.2 
50. Enchanted (2007)
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
IMDb: 7.3

Difference- 20

We can see with this addition that family films that the critics love go wasted on audiences. It's probably because they see the high Rotten Tomatoes rating, therefore see the film, and treat it as simply a film for kids. Their low IMDb is kind of retalliation for the film scoring higher than some of their favourite action films. Thanks to DragonPheonix for this one.



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I like to think of IMDb.com as the 'People's site' and Rotten Tomatoes.com as the 'Critic's site'. I agree, and disagree, with both. It's therefore interesting comparing the two, and seeing when the People, and Critics, disagree the most. Therefore, from purely my own research (so I will have missed a few, feel free to point them out), this is my list of biggest rating differences of films from the two websites.
Firstly, I have those films that scored HIGHLY on IMDb, but not as highly on Rotten Tomatoes (these are more rare), followed by those films that scored highly on Rotten Tomatoes, but lower on IMDb.
NOTE that I am not including films that scored badly on BOTH websites eg. Transformers 2 received such a low Rotten Tomatoes score that OF COURSE the imdb score was higher. This is not interesting. The film has to have done well on one the two websites. Enjoy :) ...and give feedback!

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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 13 21:00
My most favorite on the list is Drag Me to Hell. I saw it because the critics liked it. And I liked it as much as they did. But it's real shocking to see being hated by some IMDb users. It makes me feel real disgusted, like I saw the film just for nothing. And another thing, I enjoyed that film way more than Spider-Man films, which the first three were also directed by Sam Raimi.

Here are some suggestions:

*Charlie and the Chocolate Facotory - RT: 82% IMDb: 6.9
*Enchanted - RT: 93% IMDb: 7.3
*Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - RT: 51% IMDb: 7.6
Edit: 2 years, 4 months ago
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 13 21:38
Great list! Interesting stuff... thanks for putting it together!
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 13 22:11
check out The Butterfly Effect as well...
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Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 14 0:15
"Equilibrium" - 37% on RT, but a 7.6 on IMDb
"The Life of David Gale" - 19% on RT, 7.3 on IMDb
"The Boondock Saints" - 17% on RT, 7.8 on IMDb
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 14 0:39
Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I'll make sure to put the goodies in :)
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 14 1:41
Base on this list, i would go for imdb ratings, :)
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 14 2:19
I always go with IMDb. RT is woefully incomplete and a bit elitist.
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 14 3:34
Thanks for including my suggestions! :)
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 14 7:19
Nice list!

I'm not that familiar with RT, but I know one thing for sure about IMDB: when it comes to scores is the most unreliable site on the internet, no doubt about it! I use it to check technical details about movies, nothing else, that site doesn't deserve any credit for sure...plus: I don't think that the majority of people who use that site is actually registered and do actually vote...

by the way, imho "The Host" is, by far, the best movie on this list; I'm always amazed about how underrated a $90.000.000-grossing movie (and we're talking box office only) can be!
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 14 11:43
I also loved Shutter Island! Great list :) xx
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 14 15:28
always assume the lower rating is correct - it usually is!
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 14 16:57
Great idea for a list!
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Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 14 22:00
"Law Abiding Citizen" - 25% on RT; 7.2 on IMDb
"Underworld" - 31% on RT; 6.8 on IMDb
"Pandorum" - 27% on RT; 6.8 on IMDb
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 15 0:36
Thanks for the suggestions Leo! 'Law Abiding Citizen' is a great one, I think the others might still be a little too low on IMDb to be significant, but thanks anyway!
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 15 6:57
Very interesting read. :)
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 17 15:33
I agree with you and the critics on Unstoppable and many others ;)
Great job on the list, it is obvious that you made really hard work on it :D
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 18 10:45
One of the best lists I have seen, congrats
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 20 4:02
A very interesting list, thanks for your great work.

"Man on Fire" is another example, it got a nice rating 7.7 on IMDB, but only 39% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 22 15:39
Taken (2008) is another one.

RT: 58%
IMDB: 7.9
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 22 19:18
I am Sam should be on here.

RT: 34%
IMDB: 7.4
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 22 19:31
Follow That Bird should be on here.
RT: 91%
IMDB: 6.3
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Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 24 2:24
Boondock Saints is an awesome movie. I wonder if they rate Tarantino's movies so low too (it has the same feeling). Great List, i learned that i shouldn't guide myself from RT ratings. I would rate Boondock Saints 8/10
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Jul 25 16:46
NO ONE IN THERE RIGHT MIND CAN SAY FORREST GUMP ISNT AN AMAOZIN FILM. and peaople who think its bad are just as retared as the staring character...sorry
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Aug 2 13:52
and i realise the irony of me spelling the word "retarded" wrong ha but it was just a slip of the finger haha woops
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Aug 12 14:41
Dont go by the Percentage in RT as it signifies % of Positive review and there are separate ratings for each film. However IMDB is more reliable anyday as no of voters are so many so that average outs. Good list none the less.
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Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Aug 14 19:15
"Man on Fire" from 2004 with a 39% on RT but a 7.7 on IMDb.

And also 2006's "Lucky Number Slevin" with a 51% on RT but a 7.8 on IMDb.
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Sep 9 20:08
K-PAX has 41% and 7.2/10, whereas My Sister's Keeper has 48% as opposed to 7.3/10. Let's not forget The Notebook, which is 52% Rotten yet has a user rating of 7.9/10.
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Sep 13 7:56
Very poor and lazily-written list. You don't even offer any knowledge on any of these movies and every movie you talk about gets the exact same lazy sentence; "Well critics loved this movie but audiences disagreed!" Wow, what great insight! You're not telling us anything we don't already know by just looking at the ratings! Next time, pick a topic you actually have some KNOWLEDGE on, or better yet- don't bother...
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Sep 13 11:32
@ DutchJacob
Firsty, this list is not about knowledge or insight into films. Its aim is simply to convey information that some people don't know and might be interested in. Secondly, I really didn't have to write comments but I decided to anyway in order to develop on the stats. Thirdly, as you can tell by my informal comments on the list, this is a lighthearted list and if you wanted something educational about films, maybe you should read a book about films instead. Fourthly as you can see from the above comments a lot of people have found this list an interesting read and have had an input. Fifthly, I don't see any contribution that you have made to Listal- maybe you could judge other people's lists if you had made one yourself.
I would respect your opinion if you were not so sarcastic and aggressive in your comment, but I see that you're somebody who is just out to receive attention and be hateful. Its a shame you didn't enjoy this list- I hope you go on to find something more worth your time.
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Sep 20 21:08
Very entertaining read.
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Sep 20 21:40
really enjoyed this list it's interesting to see the difference between critics and the audience
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Sep 20 23:07
The only good thing about American Psycho is Christian Bale's performance.
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Sep 21 4:07
Never mind, read the description! :)
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Sep 21 13:36
Very interesting list. I'm not really a fan of Rotten Tomatoes, but they are free to their opinion.

I trust what the fans of movies have to say about a movie over what a critic says any day.
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Sep 21 16:37
Suggestion:

"The Tree of Life" has a %84 positve rating on RT, but only a 6.9 on IMDB.
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Sep 23 10:39
Another thing - The Intouchables has 74% with an average score of 6.6/10, while on IMDB it has 8.6/10.
Posted: 2 years ago at Oct 17 0:25
Great list. Here are some suggestions:

James and the Giant Peach (1996) - RT: 93% IMDB: 6.8/10
Blade (1998) - RT: 55% IMDB: 7/10
The Prince of Egypt (1998) - RT: 79% IMDB: 6.9/10
Superman Returns (2006) - RT: 76% IMDB: 6.3/10
Rambo (2008) - RT: 37% IMDB: 7.1/10
Taken (2009)- RT: 58% IMDB: 7.9/10
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Nov 4 11:45
Thanks a lot everyone for the comments! They are really great suggestions and are all helping this list! I am only going to include the significant ones now simply because I hate reading through super long lists myself, so don't want to bore other people with this as a lot of suggestions are coming through now. Thanks again :)
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Nov 4 19:07
Thanks for including my suggestions =).
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Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Nov 18 13:13
Hotel Transylvania received 43% on Rotten Tomatoes and 7.2/10 on the IMDB, which is the best IMDB score ever given to a Sony Pictures Animation film. Me, I find that rather baffling, as I thought it was an uninspired mess.
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Nov 24 4:22
I don't think you will bore people with a long list. I enjoy reading long list as long if they are entertaining ;).
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Dec 18 16:21
You could perhaps add in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which currently has a 65% from RT and a 8.6 from IMDb. Though I have a feeling that latter score is gonna drop eventually. But it's still safe to add the film. As for opinion, yeah, it could have been 15-30 minutes shorter, but I don't think that makes it a bad film. To me, it's more like in the okay to decent category.
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Dec 21 23:01
@DragonPhoenix, I noticed the Hobbit was perfect for this list too. I was just going to wait a little longer for the imdb score to settle
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Dec 22 9:24
August Rush got 7.4/10 on IMDB, while on RT it got 37% with an average score of 4.8/10.
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Jan 21 20:42
Oh yeah, and Disney's Robin Hood. Oh goodness, that movie. 7.5/10 from users, 55% and an average of 5.5/10 from critics. Song of the South got 50% from critics and 7.3/10 from users.
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Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Jan 27 9:24
And don't forget the Bucket List, Got 7.4 on users and 40% from critics.
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Feb 8 6:06
Looper!
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Feb 21 20:24
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance. 55% from critics, 7.7 from users.
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Feb 23 14:08
A Good Day to Die Hard, 16% from critics, 5.8 from users.
Taken 2, 21% from critics, 6.2 from users.
Hostage, 35% from critics, 6.6 from users.
Posted: 1 year, 5 months ago at Apr 28 13:58
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
It got 35% on Rotten Tomatoes but 6.6 on IMDB.
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at May 26 22:27
I usually look at RT for movie ratings but lately I've found that they're a bit harsher than what I would rate some films, so maybe I'll turn to IMDB in the future. Great list! It shows some really strange differences between RT and IMDB.
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at Jun 20 17:13
You could perhaps add Man of Steel in the near future.
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at Aug 5 15:01
This is pretty good interesting list. I really like it.
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at Aug 24 22:40
Great list thank you. Found the perfect reason to ignore 90% of what you see on RT, and that they have no idea about what the audience wants and thats Spy Kids!!
If you listened to RT you would not watch 99% of the films that have come out in the last thirty years (apart from spy kids LOL).
It seems that if you get paid to review films then its your job to hate it from the start and then act suprised if it gets better.
Would always value a broad concesus of regular movie geeks over critics. Long live IMDb!!
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at Sep 3 0:14
I got all the way to Shutter Island with my jaw dropping and then I just had to comment: WUUT? What is going on here? :D I've always thought popular opinion is a little flawed when it comes to good films but here it seems the critics really don't appreciate a great film when they see one ;) Great list!
Posted: 4 months ago at Jun 25 2:19
I hope you can update this list again. Here's some new ones you can add to the list:

Little Shop of Horrors (1986) - RT: 90% IMDb: 6.9
Shakespeare in Love (1998) - RT: 93% IMDB: 7.2/10
The Blair Witch Project (1999) - RT: 87% IMDB: 6.3/10
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) - RT: 79% IMDb: 6.8
Cabin the Woods (2012) - RT: 92% IMDb: 7.1
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - RT: 64% IMDB: 8.1/10
Man of Steel (2013) - RT: 56% IMDB: 7.3/10

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