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IMDb's Top Movies by Year

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People who added this item 1629 Average listal rating (1030 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.2
IMDb Rank: # 49 - Rating: 8.5

Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Other Top Rated Titles of 2013:
# 84: 12 Years a Slave - Rating: 8.3
# 112: Her - Rating: 8.3
# 123: Gravity - Rating: 8.2
# 130: Rush - Rating: 8.2
# 200: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Rating: 8.1
# 240: Prisoners - Rating: 8.0
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People who added this item 3255 Average listal rating (1991 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.5
IMDb Rank: # 47 - Rating: 8.5

Christian Bale in "The Dark Knight Rises"

Other Top Rated Titles of 2012:
# 52: Django Unchained - Rating: 8.5
# 132: The Hunt - Rating: 8.2
# 176: The Avengers - Rating: 8.1
# 247: The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Rating: 8.0
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People who added this item 1318 Average listal rating (892 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.6
IMDb Rank: # 38 - Rating: 8.5

Omar Sy and François Cluzet in "The Intouchables"

Other Top Rated Titles of 2011:
# 101: A Separation - Rating: 8.3
# 146: Warrior - Rating: 8.2
# 217: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - Rating: 8.0
# 234: The Help - Rating: 8.0
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People who added this item 5721 Average listal rating (3720 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.8
Inception (2010)
IMDb Rank: # 13 - Rating: 8.7

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in "Inception"

Other Top Rated Titles of 2010:
# 66: Toy Story 3 - Rating: 8.4
# 158: How to Train Your Dragon - Rating: 8.1
# 194: Incendies - Rating: 8.1
# 198: The King's Speech - Rating: 8.1
# 231: Shutter Island - Rating: 8.0
# 235: Black Swan - Rating: 8.0
# 236: Elite Squad: The Enemy Within - Rating: 8.0
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People who added this item 5059 Average listal rating (3323 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
IMDb Rank: # 105 - Rating: 8.3

Christoph Waltz in "Inglourious Basterds"

Other Top Rated Titles of 2009:
# 116: Up - Rating: 8.3
# 128: 3 Idiots - Rating: 8.2
# 145: The Secret in Their Eyes - Rating: 8.2
# 171: Mary and Max - Rating: 8.1
# 190: Hachiko: A Dog's Story - Rating: 8.1
# 246: Star Trek - Rating: 8.0
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People who added this item 7194 Average listal rating (4746 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 9
IMDb Rank: # 4 - Rating: 8.9

Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight"

Other Popular Titles of 2008:
# 61: WALL·E - Rating: 8.4
# 140: Gran Torino - Rating: 8.2
# 208: Ip Man - Rating: 8.1
# 232: Slumdog Millionaire - Rating: 8.0
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People who added this item 172 Average listal rating (114 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.5
IMDb Rank: # 125 - Rating: 8.2

Darsheel Safary in "Like Stars on Earth"

Other Popular Titles of 2007:
# 154: Into the Wild - Rating: 8.2
# 170: No Country for Old Men - Rating: 8.1
# 187: There Will Be Blood - Rating: 8.1
# 193: The Bourne Ultimatum - Rating: 8.1
# 243: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Rating: 8.0
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People who added this item 5019 Average listal rating (3295 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
The Departed (2006)
IMDb Rank: # 45 - Rating: 8.5

Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Departed"

Other Popular Titles of 2006:
# 53: The Lives of Others - Rating: 8.4
# 54: The Prestige - Rating: 8.4
# 119: Pan's Labyrinth - Rating: 8.2
# 133: Rang de Basanti - Rating: 8.2
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People who added this item 6893 Average listal rating (4610 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.3
Batman Begins (2005)
IMDb Rank: # 104 - Rating: 8.3

Christian Bale in "Batman Begins"

Other Popular Titles of 2005:
# 151: V for Vendetta - Rating: 8.2
# 164: Sin City - Rating: 8.1
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IMDb Rank: # 82 - Rating: 8.4

Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"

Other Popular Titles of 2004:
# 117: Downfall - Rating: 8.3
# 156: Hotel Rwanda - Rating: 8.1
# 157: Howl's Moving Castle - Rating: 8.1
# 185: Million Dollar Baby - Rating: 8.1
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IMDb Rank: # 9 - Rating: 8.9

Viggo Mortensen in "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"

Other Popular Titles of 2003:
# 73: Oldboy - Rating: 8.4
# 169: Kill Bill: Vol. 1 - Rating: 8.1
# 175: Finding Nemo - Rating: 8.1
# 225: Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl - Rating: 8.0
# 230: Memories of Murder - Rating: 8.0
# 249: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring - Rating: 8.0
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IMDb Rank: # 17 - Rating: 8.7

Andy Serkis in "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers"

Other Popular Titles of 2002:
# 21: City of God - Rating: 8.7
# 44: The Pianist - Rating: 8.5
# 201: Infernal Affairs - Rating: 8.1
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IMDb Rank: # 11 - Rating: 8.8

Elijah Wood in "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"

Other Popular Titles of 2001:
# 36: Spirited Away - Rating: 8.5
# 62: Amélie - Rating: 8.4
# 173: A Beautiful Mind - Rating: 8.1
# 188: Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India - Rating: 8.1
# 192: Donnie Darko - Rating: 8.1
# 232: Monsters, Inc. - Rating: 8.0
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People who added this item 4882 Average listal rating (3109 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.5
Memento (2000)
IMDb Rank: # 37 - Rating: 8.5

Guy Pearce and Carrie-Anne Moss in "Memento"

Other Popular Titles of 2000:
# 49: Gladiator - Rating: 8.5
# 76: Requiem for a Dream - Rating: 8.4
# 95: Snatch - Rating: 8.3
# 179: Amores Perros - Rating: 8.1
# 229: Amores Perros - Rating: 8.0
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People who added this item 8671 Average listal rating (5498 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.8
Fight Club (1999)
IMDb Rank: # 10 - Rating: 8.8

Helena Bonham Carter and Edward Norton in "Fight Club"

Other Popular Titles of 1999:
# 19: The Matrix - Rating: 8.7
# 46: The Green Mile - Rating: 8.5
# 58: American Beauty - Rating: 8.4
# 161: The Sixth Sense - Rating: 8.1
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People who added this item 4417 Average listal rating (2916 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.6
IMDb Rank: # 32 - Rating: 8.6

Edward Norton in "American History X"

Other Popular Titles of 1998:
# 35: Saving Private Ryan - Rating: 8.5
# 138: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels - Rating: 8.2
# 142: The Big Lebowski - Rating: 8.2
# 223: The Celebration - Rating: 8.0
# 245: The Truman Show - Rating: 8.0
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People who added this item 3024 Average listal rating (1896 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.6
IMDb Rank: # 30 - Rating: 8.6

Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi and Giorgio Cantarini in "Life Is Beautiful"

Other Popular Titles of 1997:
# 77: Princess Mononoke - Rating: 8.4
# 98: L.A. Confidential - Rating: 8.3
# 143: Good Will Hunting - Rating: 8.2
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People who added this item 3194 Average listal rating (2093 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Fargo (1996)
IMDb Rank: # 152 - Rating: 8.2

William H. Macy in "Fargo"

Other Popular Titles of 1996:
# 155: Trainspotting - Rating: 8.2
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People who added this item 6080 Average listal rating (4139 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.6
Seven (1995)
IMDb Rank: # 22 - Rating: 8.6

Morgan Freeman in "Seven"

Other Popular Titles of 1995:
# 23: The Usual Suspects - Rating: 8.6
# 81: Braveheart - Rating: 8.4
# 113: Toy Story - Rating: 8.3
# 124: Heat - Rating: 8.2
# 149: Casino - Rating: 8.2
# 205: 12 Monkeys - Rating: 8.1
# 218: La Haine - Rating: 8.0
# 219: Underground - Rating: 8.0
# 224: Before Sunrise - Rating: 8.0
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People who added this item 5570 Average listal rating (3683 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 9.3
IMDb Rank: # 1 - Rating: 9.2

Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman in "The Shawshank Redemption"

Other Popular Titles of 1994:
# 5: Pulp Fiction - Rating: 8.9
# 15: Forrest Gump - Rating: 8.7
# 27: Léon: The Professional - Rating: 8.6
# 64: The Lion King - Rating: 8.4
# 241: Three Colors: Red - Rating: 8.0
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People who added this item 5481 Average listal rating (3325 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.9
IMDb Rank: # 7 - Rating: 8.9

Liam Neeson and Ben Kingsley in "Schindler's List"

Other Popular Titles of 1993:
# 199: In the Name of the Father - Rating: 8.1
# 214: Groundhog Day - Rating: 8.0
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People who added this item 4914 Average listal rating (3218 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
IMDb Rank: # 72 - Rating: 8.4

The opening sequence of "Reservoir Dogs"

Other Popular Titles of 1992:
# 108: Unforgiven - Rating: 8.3
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People who added this item 6177 Average listal rating (4187 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
IMDb Rank: # 25 - Rating: 8.6

Anthony Hopkins in "The Silence of the Lambs"

Other Popular Titles of 1991:
# 39: Terminator 2: Judgment Day - Rating: 8.5
# 245: The Beauty and the Beast - Rating: 8.0
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People who added this item 3866 Average listal rating (2454 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.7
GoodFellas (1990)
IMDb Rank: # 16 - Rating: 8.7

Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta in "GoodFellas"

Other Popular Titles of 1990:
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IMDb Rank: # 102 - Rating: 8.3

Harrison Ford in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"

Other Popular Titles of 1989:
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People who added this item 1365 Average listal rating (762 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.5
IMDb Rank: # 57 - Rating: 8.4

Philippe Noiret and Salvatore Cascio in "Cinema Paradiso"

Other Popular Titles of 1988:
# 83: Grave of the Fireflies - Rating: 8.4
# 115: Die Hard - Rating: 8.3
# 141: My Neighbor Totoro - Rating: 8.2
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People who added this item 3716 Average listal rating (2366 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
IMDb Rank: # 87 - Rating: 8.3

R. Lee Ermey in "Full Metal Jacket"

Other Popular Titles of 1987:
# 177: The Princess Bride - Rating: 8.1
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People who added this item 3145 Average listal rating (2177 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.4
Aliens (1986)
IMDb Rank: # 65 - Rating: 8.4

An alien in "Aliens"

Other Popular Titles of 1986:
# 166: Platoon - Rating: 8.1
# 181: Stand by Me - Rating: 8.1
# 228: Laputa: Castle in the Sky - Rating: 8.0
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People who added this item 6960 Average listal rating (4592 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.5
IMDb Rank: # 50 - Rating: 8.5

Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox in "Back to the Future"

Other Popular Titles of 1985:
# 134: Ran - Rating: 8.2
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People who added this item 1852 Average listal rating (1044 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
IMDb Rank: # 78 - Rating: 8.4

Robert De Niro in "Once Upon a Time in America"

Other Popular Titles of 1984:
# 92: Amadeus - Rating: 8.3
# 204: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind - Rating: 8.1
# 212: The Terminator - Rating: 8.1
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IMDb Rank: # 80 - Rating: 8.4

David Prowse and Mark Hamill in "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi"

Other Popular Titles of 1983:
# 118: Scarface - Rating: 8.2
# 215: A Christmas Story - Rating: 8.0
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People who added this item 4054 Average listal rating (2609 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Blade Runner (1982)
IMDb Rank: # 137 - Rating: 8.2

Harrison Ford in "Blade Runner"

Other Popular Titles of 1982:
# 163: The Thing - Rating: 8.1
# 196: Gandhi - Rating: 8.1
# 203: Fanny and Alexander - Rating: 8.1
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IMDb Rank: # 29 - Rating: 8.6

Harrison Ford in "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark"

Other Popular Titles of 1981:
# 69: Das Boot - Rating: 8.4
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IMDb Rank: # 12 - Rating: 8.8

David Prowse in "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back"

Other Popular Titles of 1980:
# 56: The Shining - Rating: 8.4
# 106: Raging Bull - Rating: 8.3
# 131: The Elephant Man - Rating: 8.2
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People who added this item 3564 Average listal rating (2093 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.5
IMDb Rank: # 43 - Rating: 8.5

Other Popular Titles of 1979:
# 51: Alien - Rating: 8.5
# 171: The Life of Brian - Rating: 8.1
# 211: Stalker - Rating: 8.1
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People who added this item 1900 Average listal rating (1191 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
IMDb Rank: # 150 - Rating: 8.2

Other Popular Titles of 1978:
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IMDb Rank: # 18 - Rating: 8.7

Other Popular Titles of 1977:
# 160: Annie Hall - Rating: 8.1
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People who added this item 4412 Average listal rating (2726 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
Taxi Driver (1976)
IMDb Rank: # 70 - Rating: 8.4

Other Popular Titles of 1976:
# 174: Network - Rating: 8.1
# 217: Rocky - Rating: 8.0
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People who added this item 4150 Average listal rating (2667 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.7
IMDb Rank: # 14 - Rating: 8.7

Other Popular Titles of 1975:
# 90: Monty Python and the Holy Grail - Rating: 8.3
# 202: Jaws - Rating: 8.1
# 213: Dog Day Afternoon - Rating: 8.0
# 221: Barry Lyndon - Rating: 8.0
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People who added this item 4075 Average listal rating (2492 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 9
IMDb Rank: # 3 - Rating: 9.0

Other Popular Titles of 1974:
# 111: Chinatown - Rating: 8.3
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People who added this item 1041 Average listal rating (703 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
The Sting (1973)
IMDb Rank: # 89 - Rating: 8.3

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People who added this item 5751 Average listal rating (3607 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.2
The Godfather (1972)
IMDb Rank: # 2 - Rating: 9.2

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People who added this item 5726 Average listal rating (3665 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
IMDb Rank: # 71 - Rating: 8.4

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IMDb Rank: # 159 - Rating: 8.1

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People who added this item 1671 Average listal rating (1009 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.6
IMDb Rank: # 24 - Rating: 8.6

Other Popular Titles of 1968:
# 110: 2001: A Space Odyssey - Rating: 8.3
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People who added this item 903 Average listal rating (566 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.2
IMDb Rank: # 147 - Rating: 8.2

Other Popular Titles of 1967:
# 220: The Graduate - Rating: 8.0
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People who added this item 2908 Average listal rating (1835 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.9
IMDb Rank: # 6 - Rating: 8.9

Other Popular Titles of 1966:
# 197: Persona - Rating: 8.1
# 210: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - Rating: 8.1
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People who added this item 1331 Average listal rating (902 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
IMDb Rank: # 100 - Rating: 8.3

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IMDb Rank: # 42 - Rating: 8.5

Other Popular Titles of 1964:
# 237: A Fistful of Dollars - Rating: 8.0
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People who added this item 1134 Average listal rating (753 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
IMDb Rank: # 120 - Rating: 8.2

Other Popular Titles of 1963:
# 186: 8 1/2 - Rating: 8.1
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Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at May 18 1:14
Great list! I agree with almost all of them!

And City of God as the top film of 2002? Topping The Lord of the Rings?

As a Brazilian I say: Cool! heheh...
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at May 18 12:16
Kick-Ass is the highest rated film of 2010. 8.3 on imdb and 135 on the top 250.
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at May 19 20:31
Shutter Island was 2010's #1 when I created this list back in March. It's now updated with Kick-Ass as the highest rated 2010 movie. :-)
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Jun 4 10:23
This is list with Difference. Think out of box
Posted: 5 years, 12 months ago at Dec 14 18:06
Nice list! But the highest rated film of 2010 is actually Inception.
Posted: 5 years, 12 months ago at Dec 14 23:10
- Inception is #6 atm.
- Toy Story 3 got 8,7 and is on the 23th. place on iMDB.
- The Social Network got 8,2 and is on the 137th. place on iMDB.
- Black Swan has 8,1 and is ranked 180th. - tho I would have waited a bit longer to see if it gets kicked out of the list or get a higher spot on the list...

2009:
- Mary and Max is now on the list. 219th...
Posted: 5 years, 12 months ago at Dec 14 23:47
Can tell it took you ages to do this! lol
Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Jan 12 21:16
Superb List...............
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Jan 29 3:09
Do you guys completey forget "Dances with Wolves?" You know, that movie that won all those oscars in 1991?

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