IMDb Top 250 is considered as a holy grail of quality movies by many. Of course, like any other list, IMDb 250 list is also a subjective opinion — more of a collective subjective opinion. That there are millions of regular IMDb users who also rate films on a scale to 1 to 10 lend credibility to the list. Or does it ? Yes, one could argue that people who vote are generally speaking movie lovers, but it is also true is that such public lists are open to manipulation. A group of “fan boys” can get together and vote the movie up – or down for that matter.
I’m not saying that’s the case with IMDb 250; all I’m saying is that open forum like IMDb are vulnerable to such manipulations. Having said that, overall, I feel IMDb 250 is a good collection of solid movies. Do I agree 100% with it ? Of course, not. And that’s why this article: to identify the rotten apples. Here is the list of movies that don’t deserve to be on the IMDb Top 250 List.
10. The Dark Knight Rises
Let’s be honest. The only reason why ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is one the list is because it’s made by Christopher Nolan. I can certainly make a case for ‘Interstellar’ being on the list — which, by the way, is on the list—but not this film. Not that it is a bad film by any means. It’s just that it doesn’t deserve to be in a list of Top 250 films ever made.