There are various means of entertainment but cinema is considered a universal means of entertainment. In this age of the internet, movies seem to have broken the limitations of country and time. That is why any Hollywood-Bollywood movie is hitting the box office, any movie is a flop — these are the daily discussions now. Meanwhile, when online discussion of world cinema is booming, viewers are also getting a chance to participate in movie ratings on movie sites. One of such sites is the Internet Movie Database (IMDB). There is also a top list based on IMDB’s viewer ratings. From that list, the list of top 10 popular movies has been highlighted for the readers.
1. The Shawshank Redemption
The story of a banker named Andy Dufresne, who is serving a sentence in the Shashank State Prison for the murder of his girlfriend and wife. In prison, he befriended Alice Boyd ‘Red’ Reading. The whole drama of this drama genre is the story of that prison, which has a big surprise at the end. Shashank Redemption flopped at the box office. Later, however, it was widely acclaimed at film festivals. The film receives positive reviews from critics in various fields, including acting and storytelling. The movie was also a huge success on cable television, VHS, DVD and Blu-ray versions. The film is produced by Nicky Marvin and directed by Frank Darabont. The 25 million movie is at the top of IMDB with a rating of 9.3 with over 2.2 million viewers voting.
2. The Godfather
Copla and Pujo wrote the screenplay for the film based on Mario Puzo’s best-selling novel of the same name. Until 1972, Godfather was the highest-grossing film of all time. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy, the film is considered one of the best films in the world. This is especially true of gangster movies. The film was nominated for preservation in the National Film Registry of the United States Library of Congress. The movie is said to be “culturally, historically and aesthetically significant”. Also ranked second on the American Film Institute’s list of the best American films of all time, The Godfather. The movie is in the second position with a rating of 9.2 on IMDB with over 1.5 million viewers.
3. The Godfather 2
The sequel, The Godfather 2, was released by the same director a year apart in 1962, following the skyrocketing success of The Godfather. Like the first episode, the episode responded well, but the response from critics was mixed. Many said that they found some confusion in the non-linear narrative style, just as there were some who were five-faced in praising the filming of this movie. However, despite all the criticism, The Godfather 2 has been recognized as one of the most successful examples of the gangster genre. Although The Godfather was only made in the Erie language, The Godfather 2 was released in Sicilian as well as English. The movie is in third place with a rating of 9.0 with more than 1 million viewers.
4. The Dark Knight
Among the superhero movies, The Dark Knight is believed to have started a new genre. The movie starring the popular DC Comics superhero character Batman was released in 2006. The film was co-produced by the United States and the United Kingdom and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film, which grossed more than 1 trillion worldwide, has been hailed by many critics as one of the best superhero films of all time. With a rating of 9.0 out of over 2.1 million viewers, IMDB’s The Dark Knight is the fourth highest-grossing movie of all time.
5. Twelve Angry Men
A courtroom with 12 jurors. A young man accused of murdering his father is being tried. In the beginning, 11 out of 12 judges thought that the boy was innocent. The other one just thinks that the boy may be innocent. He urged that the allegations against the boy be discussed. After that, the discussion and review of 12 judges started. The entire one-hour and 36-minute movie was cut in that courtroom. In the end, all 12 judges agreed that the boy could be innocent. Reginald Rose’s 1956 film Twelve Angry Men of the same name. Directed by Sidney Lumet, the film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay in Other Medium. However, the courtroom drummer did not win an award for his role in The Bridge on the River Kiwi. Despite not winning an Oscar, ‘Twelve Angry Men’ has become one of the best courtroom dramas of all time in the eyes of viewers and critics. The film ranks fifth on the IMDB list with a rating of 7.9 in the eyes of around 6.5 million viewers.
6. Schindler’s List
Booker-winning Australian author Thomas Keniel wrote a touching novel, Schindler’s Ark, based on the biography of Oscar Schindler, an Austrian-Hungarian industrialist during World War II. large number of Polish Jews worked under him in German-inhabited Poland. Although Schindler was a mean businessman, the horrors of war changed his mind. He protects the Polish Jews from the horrific Nazi massacre. Steven Spielberg, the world-famous director, made the movie ‘Schindler’s List’ from the story of Keniel’s novel. He was also one of the producers of the film released in 1993. This film seems to be one of the best movies around war. The movie has a rating of 8.9 with over 11 lakh viewers. It ranks sixth on IMDB’s popular list.
7. Lord of the Rings The Return of the King
Peter Jackson turned English writer J. R. Tolkien’s best-selling sequel Lord of the Rings into a film. Like the book, the cinema is made in three episodes. The last part of the Return of the King series was released in 2003. The Lord of the Rings is believed to be one of the epic genres of the romance genre. This is why this series, especially this episode, is considered one of the best films of the fantasy genre. It was also ranked 21st on the list of highest-grossing movies of all time till August 2017. Across the 1.5 million viewers voted for the movie on IMDB. The movie has a rating of 8.9. It ranks seventh on IMDB’s list of top movies.
8. Pulp Fiction
Three different stories, the narration of which is not straightforward but breaks the grammar of continuity. Again, although it is a different story, where the beginning is, the end is also there. The stories will feel like three episodes of a big story at the end of the journey, but each has different features. Exceptional character building, wit and humor — all in all, Pulp Fiction seems to be a unique fiction film. And its protagonist is Quentin Tarantino. That’s why Toronto means something different, but Pulp Fiction is even more unique. More than crazy, Pulp Fiction is a movie of the mid-nineties. Boddhara said it was made much ahead of time. As popular as it was after its release in 1994, it also received critical acclaim. It was also a hit at the box office. Two and a half decades ago, the movie had a rating of 7.9 on IMDB with over 1.6 million viewers. The movie is in eighth place in the top list.
9. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Created in the golden age of Western movies, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is considered one of the supper films of all time. Sergio Leoni is the producer of the film starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cliff, and Eli Wallace. He successfully teamed three other styles of people into one frame. The production cost of the 18-minute movie was 12 million at that time. The movie made by English and Italian, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is a must-watch movie for Westerners, which has also garnered overall honor. The movie, which is ranked ninth in the IMDB, has a rating of 7.8, with over 6.5 million viewers voting for it.
10. Fight Club
The book Fight Club by American author Chuck Palenik was published in 1997, where an unknown narrator appears as the central character. This narrator, disgusted with his past life, is a patient of insomnia. He was accidentally introduced to Tyler Darden. The two formed a fight club in the underground. They are joined by another mysterious woman, Marla Singer. At one point, it seems that the narrator is trapped in his own net, from which there is no escape. Three years after the book was published, David Fincher turned Fight Club into a movie. The movie failed at the box office despite the great performances of Edward Norton and Brad Pitt. The overwhelming praise from the critics did not match either. Later, however, the movie became a commercial success on DVD. Also recognized as one of the best cult movies of all time.