IMDb has become a sort of benchmark and calculator for a good movie. After all, the ratings are all decided by the audiences, and that is whom films are made for. Diverse opinions, millions of discernment, and innumerable outlooks churn out a single IMDb rating. It is therefore no shock, that films that do feature on the list are revered commodities. They conform to the modern standards of film-making and are a template for others to emulate and tread on. But is it really the only parameter one should keep in mind while deciding a good movie? Of course not. You should watch a movie and decide for yourself. Behave like grown-ups. But if you are planning to watch one, and need some closure to feel good and not waste your time, IMDb isn’t the only option.
I am sure after reading the content of this article you’ll know what I am talking about. The following exemplary auteurs don’t have a single feature listed in the top 250 movies on IMDb. And that is just plainly ridiculous. Happy reading!
11. David Cronenbergh
Contenders: ‘A History of Violence’, ‘eXistenZ’, ‘M. Butterfly’.
Cronenbergh’s exclusion from the list is a total outrage. Probably one of the greatest directors to have helmed the camera, the acclaimed and controversial depiction of gore and violence in his movies is unprecedented. His sheer audacity and intrepid artistic instincts have seen him being called “the most challenging narrative director in the English-speaking world” by the Village Voice. Cronenberg is one of the principal originators of what is commonly known as the body horror or visceral horror genre. This style of filmmaking explores people’s fears of bodily transformation and infection. In his films, the psychological is typically intertwined with the physical, sending us in a state of hysteria and relaxing exultation.