Some time ago, upon learning that one of my favorite movies is on the top 250 list on the IMDB, http://www.imdb.com/chart/top?ref_=tt_awd
, I decided that I should see how many of the 250 I've seen. It turns out, I've seen a lot of them.. which either suggests that the people who rate have very similar tastes in movies, or that I genuinely like and have seen a lot of really good movies. I tend to think it is a mix of the two. :-)
As you might imagine, the top part of the list tends to remain the most static. That is to say that the top 20 or so usually are the same as time goes on. Sometimes they trade places with one another, but generally they are the same. The bottom of the list seems to be in constant flux, and the middle kinda varies depending on what is currently hot. It is always interesting to see a new movie that gets brilliant reviews wander through the list and find its place for either a short time, or for the long haul.
I took a snapshot of the list back in 2013, and I've chiseled through a few of them since then, but I keep forgetting to look back at it.
Today I realized I have some time when I can work on it, and I'm going to take one off the shelf and watch it tonight so I can not only knock it off the list, but also to see why today it is ranked as #9 (and maybe why it was ranked #5 in July of 2013. :-) )