We already listed the movies that don’t deserve to be in the IMDb Top 250. Most agreed with the list, while there were also many who disagreed, especially with my inclusion of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. That was always expected considering Christopher Nolan fans consider every movie of his a masterpiece. I won’t make arguments on why ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is undeserving again, instead, in this article, I’ll list down the movies that surprisingly aren’t in the IMDb Top 250.
To reiterate, IMDb Top 250 is decided by the votes of regular users. Therefore, while making this list I specifically looked into the films that are popular among regular movie fans and yet are not part of IMDb 250. And of course, quality of the film is also very important. So, for e.g. I know ‘Avatar’ is a hugely popular among a certain segment of movie lovers but I don’t think it’s good enough a movie to find a place on a list of top 250 movies. With that said, here is the list of movies that I feel deserve to be on IMDb 250, but aren’t:
The film that made new benchmarks on how space-based movie should be shot. I know there are critics of the film out there who believe it doesn’t offer anything new in terms of story-telling — which, might be true — but let me tell you plainly and simply: To watch ‘Gravity’ on an IMAX screen was my most thrilling theater experience ever. And I’m sure, there are many who had a similar experience. That’s why it surprises me that a mediocre space film like ‘The Martian’ is in IMDb 250, but a singular film like ‘Gravity’ isn’t.