IMDb, otherwise known as the Internet Movie Database, otherwise known as the best way to settle arguments about which actor was or wasn’t in that one episode of Law & Order, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
(Sidebar: IMDb is 25 years old, what the actual fuck?).
In celebration of this milestone, the site’s founders gave Vanity Fair a list of the movies ranked highest by its users over the last 25 years, and it’s quite a revealing selection.
For one, it shows that people really like Leonardo DiCaprio and Morgan Freeman, each of whom have four films on the list, and they really really like director Christopher Nolan, who has five.
Nostalgia for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy is still strong, with each movie taking out the top spot in its particular year, but not surprisingly, there is no such love for the poor old Hobbit films.
Explaining Leo’s immense popularity, IMDb founder Col Needham said:
“To be absolutely honest the common thread is they’re all great movies. This is a great list. It reflects the votes of 250 million IMDb customers who are spread throughout the world.”
Here’s the list in all its glory:
2014: Interstellar2013: The Wolf of Wall Street2012: Django Unchained2011: Intouchables2010: Inception2009: Inglourious Basterds2008: The Dark Knight2007: Into the Wild2006: The Departed2005: Batman Begins2004: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind2003: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring2000: Memento1999: Fight Club1998: Saving Private Ryan1997: Life Is Beautiful1996: Fargo1995: Se7en1994: The Shawshank Redemption1993: Schindler’s List1992: Reservoir Dogs1991: The Silence of the Lambs1990: Goodfellas
via Vanity Fair