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The IMDb Top 250 on 1st January, 2018


Introduction

To help track the Change in the IMDb Top 250, I grab a static copy of that list each 1st January. Here's the list as it was on 1st January, 2018, with some data that ties it to previous years.

Here are equivalent pages for 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2004.

Of course, the list changes all the time. Here's the current version of the IMDb Top 250 at the Internet Movie Database.

Key

This list is in order and lists the title, year and director of each film, with a link to its IMDb page, along with its position (if applicable) in the list I grabbed on 1st January in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and at some point in mid-2004. The last column highlights the change in position over the last twelve months. A film that wasn't in the list in 2015 is a new entry, even if it was in the list in a previous year.

Notes

There's much worthy of note in this New Year's list.

The mean year continues to rise subtly. It's 1985 in this list, up from 1984 last year. It's rising on average by about a year a year, which isn't too hard to understand.

Last year, the median jumped from 1988 (which had held over the prior three years) to 1993. It stayed there this year. This is a firm reminder that we're getting old but also a reminder to those who follow this list that half as many films in it were made in the last 24 years as in the entire rest of cinematic history. Think of that another way; if you're 25 years old, IMDb suggests that half the greatest films of all time were made during your lifetime. That's a sobering thought.

The mode remains at 1995 for at least the sixth year with 9 films from that year in the list (with Se7en at 22 and The Usual Suspects at 26). Apparently people continue to believe that it was a really good year.

The oldest film in the list remains Charlie Chaplin's The Kid, released in 1921. There are actually more films from the 1920s in the list right now than there have been for a while. There are 6 now, compared to 5 in 2016, 4 in 2015 and 2014 and 6 in 2013. Back in 2004, there were still only 7. However, all decades from the 1930s to the 1970s have either the same presence in the list or a decreased one, as have the 2000s, which surprises me. Only the 1980s, 1990s and 2010s have increased in representation.

The list of new entries continues to be fascinating. Usually it's a combination of brand new English language films and classic foreign films. This time out, as with 2017, I'm seeing a change in that tradition. Nine new films made in the last few years showed up but four of them are foreign, including Dangal at 71. A few classics aren't really that old, such as a return for In the Mood for Love, made in 2000. Only two films made before 1989 appeared, but both out of the blue: the Russian Andrei Rublev (1966) and the American Paper Moon (1973).

Movement upwards was much more pronounced than in 2017. 84 films moved up places, the highest amount over the last five years. 2017 seems to have been a very static year with an anomalous 37 titles moving up. Also, only five of those moved up more than 5 places, compared with 30 this year. The highest jumps were 17 places to two separate Denis Villeneuve films, Incendies and Prisoners.

Once again, one film dominated those moving down. La La Land, a new entry last year at 31, dropped 155 places to 186 this year. Three other films dropped more than 50 places but remained in the list.

The most prominent loss to the list was, oddly, another Denis Villeneuve film, Arrival which entered at 112 in 2017 but vanished entirely by this year. In all, 17 films dropped out of the Top 250 this year, though 12 of them were in the 200s. The 5 above that were Arrival, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and 3 Indian films.


The List


# Title Year Director IMDb '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 '04 Ch
1 The Shawshank Redemption 1994 Frank Darabont IMDb 1 1 1 1 1 2 =
2 The Godfather 1972 Francis Ford Coppola IMDb 2 2 2 2 2 1 =
3 The Godfather: Part II 1974 Francis Ford Coppola IMDb 3 3 3 3 3 4 =
4 The Dark Knight 2008 Christopher Nolan IMDb 4 4 4 6 7 =
5 12 Angry Men 1957 Sidney Lumet IMDb 5 5 7 7 6 21 =
6 Schindler's List 1993 Steven Spielberg IMDb 6 6 8 8 8 6 =
7 Pulp Fiction 1994 Quentin Tarantino IMDb 7 7 5 4 4 16 =
8 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 Peter Jackson IMDb 8 9 9 9 9 3 =
9 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966 Sergio Leone IMDb 9 8 6 5 5 20 =
10 Fight Club 1999 David Fincher IMDb 10 10 10 10 10 41 =
11 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 Peter Jackson IMDb 11 11 11 11 13 9 =
12 Forrest Gump 1994 Robert Zemeckis IMDb 13 13 14 15 19 115 ↑1
13 The Empire Strikes Back 1980 Irvin Kershner IMDb 12 12 12 12 11 13 ↓1
14 Inception 2010 Christopher Nolan IMDb 14 14 13 14 14 =
15 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 Peter Jackson IMDb 15 16 17 19 21 8 =
16 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975 Milos Forman IMDb 16 15 15 13 12 12 =
17 Goodfellas 1990 Martin Scorsese IMDb 17 18 18 16 15 29 =
18 The Matrix 1999 Andy Wachowski
Larry Wachowski
IMDb 18 17 19 20 18 34 =
19 Seven Samurai 1954 Akira Kurosawa IMDb 19 20 21 18 17 5 =
20 Star Wars 1977 George Lucas IMDb 20 19 20 17 16 10 =
21 City of God 2002 Fernando Meirelles
Kátia Lund
IMDb 21 21 22 21 20 23 =
22 Se7en 1995 David Fincher IMDb 22 22 23 22 23 55 =
23 The Silence of the Lambs 1991 Jonathan Demme IMDb 23 23 25 24 24 28 =
24 It's a Wonderful Life 1946 Frank Capra IMDb 24 25 26 26 30 27 =
25 Life is Beautiful 1997 Roberto Benigni IMDb 26 26 29 36 55 72 ↑1
26 The Usual Suspects 1995 Bryan Singer IMDb 25 24 24 25 26 18 ↓1
27 Leon 1994 Luc Besson IMDb 27 27 28 28 31 64 =
28 Spirited Away 2001 Hayao Miyazaki IMDb 28 31 36 38 43 43 =
29 Saving Private Ryan 1998 Steven Spielberg IMDb 29 30 34 34 39 58 =
30 Coco 2017 Lee Unkrich
Adrian Molina
IMDb
31 American History X 1998 Tony Kaye IMDb 32 32 32 32 34 61 ↑1
32 Interstellar 2014 Christopher Nolan IMDb 33 29 16 ↑1
33 Once Upon a Time in the West 1968 Sergio Leone IMDb 30 28 27 23 22 32 ↓3
34 The Green Mile 1999 Frank Darabont IMDb 37 40 42 48 65 132 ↑3
35 Psycho 1960 Alfred Hitchcock IMDb 35 35 33 31 29 25 =
36 Casablanca 1942 Michael Curtiz IMDb 34 33 30 27 25 7 ↓2
37 City Lights 1931 Charles Chaplin IMDb 36 34 35 33 41 91 ↓1
38 The Intouchables 2011 Olivier Nakache
Eric Toledano
IMDb 39 38 38 45 64 ↑1
39 Modern Times 1936 Charles Chaplin IMDb 40 39 39 41 45 69 ↑1
40 The Pianist 2002 Roman Polanski IMDb 42 42 43 43 49 37 ↑2
41 Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 Steven Spielberg IMDb 38 36 31 29 27 17 ↓3
42 The Departed 2006 Martin Scorsese IMDb 43 44 46 47 50 ↑1
43 Rear Window 1954 Alfred Hitchcock IMDb 41 37 37 30 28 14 ↓2
44 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 James Cameron IMDb 44 41 40 39 36 110 =
45 Back to the Future 1985 Robert Zemeckis IMDb 45 45 49 46 47 143 =
46 Whiplash 2014 Damien Chazelle IMDb 46 43 =
47 Gladiator 2000 Ridley Scott IMDb 47 47 48 49 63 168 =
48 The Lion King 1994 Roger Allers
Rob Minkoff
IMDb 51 54 54 69 79 ↑3
49 The Prestige 2006 Christopher Nolan IMDb 50 51 51 61 68 ↑1
50 Memento 2000 Christopher Nolan IMDb 48 46 41 37 33 19 ↓2
51 Apocalypse Now 1979 Francis Ford Coppola IMDb 49 48 45 40 35 36 ↓2
52 Alien 1979 Ridley Scott IMDb 52 53 50 44 40 60 =
53 The Great Dictator 1940 Charles Chaplin IMDb 55 55 52 59 69 97 ↑2
54 Sunset Boulevard 1950 Billy Wilder IMDb 54 50 44 35 32 31 =
55 Cinema Paradiso 1988 Giuseppe Tornatore IMDb 57 57 57 64 76 99 ↑2
56 Dr. Strangelove 1964 Stanley Kubrick IMDb 53 49 47 42 37 15 ↓3
57 The Lives of Others 2006 Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck IMDb 56 56 53 55 60 ↓1
58 Grave of the Fireflies 1988 Isao Takahata IMDb 59 64 71 82 104 171 ↑1
59 Paths of Glory 1957 Stanley Kubrick IMDb 58 58 59 54 54 40 ↓1
60 Django Unchained 2012 Quentin Tarantino IMDb 60 60 56 53 =
61 The Shining 1980 Stanley Kubrick IMDb 61 59 58 51 46 89 =
62 WALL-E 2008 Andrew Stanton IMDb 62 62 61 60 59 =
63 American Beauty 1999 Sam Mendes IMDb 64 63 60 57 51 30 ↑1
64 Princess Mononoke 1997 Hayao Miyazaki IMDb 65 68 72 81 93 100 ↑1
65 The Dark Knight Rises 2012 Christopher Nolan IMDb 63 61 55 50 38 ↓2
66 Oldboy 2003 Chan-wook Park IMDb 67 69 70 76 85 ↑1
67 Witness for the Prosecution 1957 Billy Wilder IMDb 71 76 83 83 102 164 ↑4
68 Aliens 1986 James Cameron IMDb 66 65 63 62 58 87 ↓2
69 Once Upon a Time in America 1984 Sergio Leone IMDb 68 72 74 77 77 124 ↓1
70 Das Boot 1981 Wolfgang Peterson IMDb 70 71 69 71 71 46 =
71 Dangal 2016 Nitesh Tiwari IMDb
72 Citizen Kane 1941 Orson Welles IMDb 69 66 64 56 44 11 ↓3
73 Vertigo 1958 Alfred Hitchcock IMDb 73 70 66 63 48 33 =
74 North by Northwest 1959 Alfred Hitchcock IMDb 72 67 62 52 42 22 ↓2
75 Return of the Jedi 1983 Richard Marquand IMDb 74 73 73 78 81 131 ↓1
76 Braveheart 1995 Mel Gibson IMDb 77 78 79 79 83 85 ↑1
77 Reservoir Dogs 1992 Quentin Tarantino IMDb 76 77 77 74 70 71 ↓1
78 M 1931 Fritz Lang IMDb 75 74 67 58 52 50 ↓3
79 Your Name 2016 Makoto Shinkai IMDb
80 Requiem for a Dream 2000 Darren Aronofsky IMDb 79 81 80 75 73 51 ↓1
81 Blade Runner 2049 2017 Denis Villeneuve IMDb
82 Like Stars on Earth 2007 Aamir Khan IMDb 84 111 148 ↑2
83 Amelie 2001 Jean-Pierre Jeunet IMDb 78 75 65 65 62 26 ↓5
84 A Clockwork Orange 1971 Stanley Kubrick IMDb 80 79 75 70 61 74 ↓4
85 Lawrence of Arabia 1962 David Lean IMDb 82 85 82 73 66 24 ↓3
86 Amadeus 1984 Milos Forman IMDb 89 88 89 92 88 79 ↑3
87 Double Indemnity 1944 Billy Wilder IMDb 83 83 78 67 57 45 ↓4
88 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 Michel Gondry IMDb 86 86 84 80 75 38 ↓2
89 Taxi Driver 1976 Martin Scorsese IMDb 81 82 76 68 53 42 ↓8
90 To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 Robert Mulligan IMDb 85 84 81 72 67 35 ↓5
91 Full Metal Jacket 1987 Stanley Kubrick IMDb 90 87 85 85 82 102 ↓1
92 Singin' in the Rain 1952 Gene Kelly
Stanley Donen
IMDb 96 90 86 86 86 47 ↑4
93 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 Stanley Kubrick IMDb 93 92 98 103 92 73 =
94 3 Idiots 2009 Rajkumar Hirani IMDb 103 114 120 158 240 ↑9
95 Toy Story 1995 John Lasseter IMDb 95 97 107 113 118 177 =
96 The Sting 1973 George Roy Hill IMDb 92 89 87 90 98 67 ↓4
97 Toy Story 3 2010 Lee Unkrich IMDb 88 80 68 66 56 ↓9
98 Inglourious Basterds 2009 Quentin Tarantino IMDb 98 100 101 109 113 =
99 The Bicycle Thief 1948 Vittorio De Sica IMDb 94 91 88 84 91 104 ↓5
100 The Kid 1921 Charles Chaplin IMDb 99 96 99 110 128 ↓1
101 Snatch 2000 Guy Ritchie IMDb 97 93 91 104 112 221 ↓4
102 Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975 Terry Gilliam
Terry Jones
IMDb 100 94 90 95 84 56 ↓2
103 Good Will Hunting 1997 Gus Van Sant IMDb 110 119 127 140 157 248 ↑7
104 The Hunt 2012 Thomas Vinterberg IMDb 107 116 125 132 ↑3
105 For a Few Dollars More 1965 Sergio Leone IMDb 102 99 95 108 111 ↓3
106 Scarface 1983 Brian De Palma IMDb 104 108 113 121 129 ↓2
107 L.A. Confidential 1997 Curtis Hanson IMDb 101 98 94 93 80 49 ↓6
108 The Apartment 1960 Billy Wilder IMDb 106 102 97 96 96 81 ↓2
109 Metropolis 1927 Fritz Lang IMDb 111 106 109 98 89 86 ↑2
110 A Separation 2011 Asghar Farhadi IMDb 109 105 105 101 105 ↓1
111 Rashomon 1950 Akira Kurosawa IMDb 105 101 92 91 90 57 ↓6
112 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 Steven Spielberg IMDb 108 104 103 100 97 141 ↓4
113 Yojimbo 1961 Akira Kurosawa IMDb 113 109 106 102 109 107 =
114 All About Eve 1950 Joseph L Mankiewicz IMDb 114 103 96 88 95 54 =
115 Up 2009 Pete Docter IMDb 118 115 115 118 114 ↑3
116 Batman Begins 2005 Christopher Nolan IMDb 115 111 108 107 103 ↓1
117 My Father and Son 2005 Çagan Irmak IMDb 87 ↓30
118 Some Like It Hot 1959 Billy Wilder IMDb 116 110 100 97 87 44 ↓2
119 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948 John Huston IMDb 117 107 102 87 74 68 ↓2
120 Unforgiven 1992 Clint Eastwood IMDb 119 113 110 105 94 127 ↓1
121 Downfall 2004 Oliver Hirschbiegel IMDb 120 118 117 116 107 ↓1
122 Die Hard 1988 John McTiernan IMDb 123 120 119 111 101 156 ↑1
123 Heat 1995 Michael Mann IMDb 126 123 124 122 119 245 ↑3
124 Raging Bull 1957 Martin Scorsese IMDb 121 117 112 106 99 59 ↓3
125 The Third Man 1949 Carol Reed IMDb 122 112 104 89 72 39 ↓3
126 The Great Escape 1963 John Sturges IMDb 125 121 118 119 110 77 ↓1
127 The Children of Heaven 1997 Majid Majidi IMDb 124 ↓3
128 Ikiru 1952 Akira Kurosawa IMDb 130 131 132 120 193 ↑2
129 Chinatown 1974 Roman Polanski IMDb 127 122 116 99 78 48 ↓2
130 Pan's Labyrinth 2006 Guillermo Del Toro IMDb 129 126 123 117 106 ↓1
131 Incendies 2010 Denis Villeneuve IMDb 148 159 174 202 226 ↑17
132 My Neighbor Totoro 1988 Hayao Miyazaki IMDb 131 128 128 141 165 ↓1
133 Ran 1985 Akira Kurosawa IMDb 134 132 135 127 133 76 ↑1
134 Judgment at Nuremberg 1961 Stanley Kramer IMDb 146 147 153 145 250 ↑12
135 The Gold Rush 1925 Charles Chaplin IMDb 135 130 131 130 137 151 =
136 The Secret in Their Eyes 2009 Juan José Campanella IMDb 136 135 139 143 155 =
137 Howl's Moving Castle 2004 Hayao Miyazaki IMDb 141 142 146 168 189 ↑4
138 Inside Out 2015 Pete Docter IMDb 128 95 ↓10
139 The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 David Lean IMDb 137 129 126 114 100 52 ↓2
140 On the Waterfront 1954 Elia Kazan IMDb 132 125 121 115 115 78 ↓8
141 The Seventh Seal 1957 Ingmar Bergman IMDb 140 133 129 124 117 95 ↓1
142 Room 2015 Lenny Abrahamson IMDb 133 ↓9
143 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 1998 Guy Ritchie IMDb 142 137 138 137 142 224 ↓1
144 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 Frank Capra IMDb 138 127 122 112 108 66 ↓6
145 A Beautiful Mind 2001 Ron Howard IMDb 147 149 160 182 199 ↑2
146 Casino 1995 Martin Scorsese IMDb 145 141 141 144 150 ↓1
147 Blade Runner 1982 Ridley Scott IMDb 139 134 136 128 124 94 ↓8
148 The Elephant Man 1980 David Lynch IMDb 151 140 133 126 116 130 ↑3
149 V for Vendetta 2005 James McTeigue IMDb 153 145 145 152 164 ↑4
150 The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 Martin Scorsese IMDb 154 144 130 ↑4
151 Wild Strawberries 1957 Ingmar Bergman IMDb 149 138 134 125 126 138 ↓2
152 The General 1926 Buster Keaton
Clyde Bruckman
IMDb 150 139 137 123 120 93 ↓2
153 Warrior 2011 Gavin O'Connor IMDb 152 143 143 146 153 ↓1
154 Dial M for Murder 1954 Alfred Hitchcock IMDb 162 158 162 166 167 ↑8
155 Trainspotting 1996 Danny Boyle IMDb 163 157 154 149 151 203 ↑8
156 Gran Torino 2008 Clint Eastwood IMDb 159 146 140 131 125 ↑3
157 Gone with the Wind 1939 Victor Fleming IMDb 166 155 157 151 158 148 ↑9
158 The Deer Hunter 1978 Michael Cimino IMDb 164 151 147 139 134 117 ↑6
159 The Sixth Sense 1999 M Night Shyamalan IMDb 171 160 163 153 143 96 ↑12
160 Fargo 1996 Joel Coen IMDb 167 156 152 136 127 88 ↑7
161 No Country for Old Men 2007 Joel Coen
Ethan Coen
IMDb 175 165 168 160 139 ↑14
162 Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans 1927 F. W. Murnau IMDb 156 124 225 ↓6
163 The Thing 1982 John Carpenter IMDb 174 166 165 164 147 ↑11
164 Finding Nemo 2003 Andrew Stanton IMDb 170 163 167 170 163 75 ↑6
165 The Big Lebowski 1998 Joel Coen IMDb 161 148 142 133 131 222 ↓4
166 There Will Be Blood 2007 Paul Thomas Anderson IMDb 182 175 184 185 173 ↑16
167 Tokyo Story 1953 Yasujiro Ozu IMDb 165 ↓2
168 Eskiya 1996 Yavuz Turgul IMDb 143 ↓25
169 Andrei Rublev 1966 Andrei Tarkovskiy IMDb
170 Cool Hand Luke 1967 Stuart Rosenberg IMDb 172 154 150 138 135 121 ↑2
171 Come and See 1985 Elem Klimov IMDb 181 ↑10
172 Rebecca 1940 Alfred Hitchcock IMDb 173 150 144 129 123 105 ↑1
173 Kill Bill: Vol 1 2003 Quentin Tarantino IMDb 178 170 171 163 152 63 ↑5
174 Hacksaw Ridge 2016 Mel Gibson IMDb 91 ↓83
175 How to Train Your Dragon 2010 Dean DeBlois
Chris Sanders
IMDb 176 153 151 165 166 ↑1
176 Colour It Yellow 2006 Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra IMDb 160 148 156 ↓16
177 Dunkirk 2017 Christopher Nolan IMDb
178 Mary and Max 2009 Adam Elliot IMDb 179 167 169 175 183 ↑1
179 Gone Girl 2014 David Fincher IMDb 180 164 114 ↑1
180 Shutter Island 2010 Martin Scorsese IMDb 189 192 209 240 234 ↑9
181 The Passion of Joan of Arc 1928 Carl Theodor Dreyer IMDb 157 205 ↓24
182 Into the Wild 2007 Sean Penn IMDb 177 161 158 161 161 ↓5
183 Life of Brian 1979 Terry Jones IMDb 184 171 173 174 162 159 ↑1
184 It Happened One Night 1934 Frank Capra IMDb 183 162 149 135 140 113 ↓1
185 Wild Tales 2014 Damián Szifron IMDb 197 194 ↑12
186 La La Land 2016 Damien Chazelle IMDb 31 ↓155
187 Platoon 1986 Oliver Stone IMDb 187 174 172 162 144 147 =
188 Logan 2017 James Mangold IMDb
189 Hotel Rwanda 2004 Terry George IMDb 186 172 164 155 146 ↓3
190 Network 1976 Sidney Lumet IMDb 190 177 176 172 170 217 =
191 In the Name of the Father 1993 Jim Sheridan IMDb 195 187 188 200 221 ↑4
192 The Wages of Fear 1953 Henri-Georges Clouzot IMDb 191 173 161 ↓1
193 Stand by Me 1986 Rob Reiner IMDb 194 180 183 184 175 196 ↑1
194 Rush 2013 Ron Howard IMDb 185 168 156 142 ↓9
195 The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 Wes Anderson IMDb 203 186 182 ↑8
196 Ben-Hur 1959 William Wyler IMDb 202 191 185 186 169 129 ↑6
197 A Wednesday 2008 Neeraj Pandey IMDb 144 ↓53
198 Persona 1966 Ingmar Bergman IMDb 206 181 193 190 185 235 ↑8
199 Jurassic Park 1993 Steven Spielberg IMDb 209 199 237 250 245 ↑10
200 The 400 Blows 1959 François Truffaut IMDb 198 179 187 179 184 160 ↓2
201 Memories of Murder 2003 Joon-ho Bong IMDb 211 216 227 218 ↑10
202 12 Years a Slave 2013 Steve McQueen IMDb 201 184 175 ↓1
203 Million Dollar Baby 2004 Clint Eastwood IMDb 205 189 190 183 172 ↑2
204 Mad Max: Fury Road 2015 George Miller IMDb 199 152 ↓5
205 Spotlight 2015 Tom McCarthy IMDb 193 ↓12
206 Stalker 1979 Andrey Tarkovskiy IMDb 213 198 206 217 213 ↑7
207 The Truman Show 1998 Peter Weir IMDb 214 211 232 239 215 ↑7
208 Amores Perros 2000 Alejandro González Iñárritu IMDb 207 188 186 180 181 139 ↓1
209 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 George Roy Hill IMDb 196 176 170 154 148 112 ↓13
210 Thor: Ragnarok 2017 Taika Waititi IMDb
211 Hachi: A Dog's Tale 2009 Lasse Hallström IMDb 210 195 192 213 ↓1
212 Before Sunrise 1995 Richard Linklater IMDb 219 207 215 231 ↑7
213 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind 1984 Hayao Miyazaki IMDb 212 196 197 210 ↓1
214 The Princess Bride 1987 Rob Reiner IMDb 208 185 181 188 191 101 ↓6
215 The Maltese Falcon 1941 John Huston IMDb 200 169 159 134 121 53 ↓15
216 Prisoners 2013 Denis Villeneuve IMDb 233 232 246 234 ↑17
217 Nights of Cabiria 1957 Federico Fellini IMDb 192 ↓25
218 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011 David Yates IMDb 224 219 217 227 220 ↑6
219 Paper Moon 1973 Peter Bogdanovich IMDb
220 Catch Me if You Can 2002 Steven Spielberg IMDb 236 245 ↑16
221 Rocky 1976 John G Avildsen IMDb 222 215 220 212 201 ↑1
222 The Grapes of Wrath 1940 John Ford IMDb 215 193 189 167 159 136 ↓7
223 Les diaboliques 1955 Henri-Georges Clouzot IMDb 225 197 179 147 ↑2
224 Monsters, Inc. 2001 Pete Docter
David Silverman
IMDb 228 213 223 226 222 161 ↑4
225 Touch of Evil 1958 Orson Welles IMDb 218 182 177 150 132 70 ↓7
226 Gandhi 1982 Richard Attenborough IMDb 221 200 199 192 187 192 ↓5
227 Donnie Darko 2001 Richard Kelly IMDb 226 205 201 191 176 92 ↓1
228 Barry Lyndon 1975 Stanley Kubrick IMDb 239 222 229 214 209 ↑11
229 The Terminator 1984 James Cameron IMDb 232 210 213 196 171 202 ↑3
230 Annie Hall 1977 Woody Allen IMDb 220 190 178 157 154 80 ↓10
231 Groundhog Day 1993 Harold Ramis IMDb 234 212 216 201 178 204 ↑3
232 The Bourne Ultimatum 2007 Paul Greengrass IMDb 223 202 198 193 182 ↓9
233 The Wizard of Oz 1939 Victor Fleming IMDb 231 201 191 173 149 62 ↓2
234 La haine 1995 Mathieu Kassovitz IMDb 238 224 224 224 230 ↑4
235 1963 Federico Fellini IMDb 229 206 200 197 192 212 ↓6
236 Jaws 1975 Steven Spielberg IMDb 237 214 205 181 141 82 ↑1
237 The Best Years of Our Lives 1946 William Wyler IMDb 241 203 194 171 106 ↑4
238 Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. 2003 Rajkumar Hirani IMDb 168 ↓70
239 Infernal Affairs 2002 Wai-keung Lau
Alan Mak
IMDb 242 218 204 203 212 ↑3
240 Twelve Monkeys 1995 Terry Gilliam IMDb 235 209 208 195 180 199 ↓5
241 In the Mood for Love 2000 Wong Kar Wai IMDb 242 238
242 The Help 2011 Tate Taylor IMDb 248 235 234 248 ↑6
243 Dead Poets Society 1989 Peter Weir IMDb
244 Paris, Texas 1984 Wim Wenders IMDb 250
245 Beauty and the Beast 1991 Gary Trousdale
Kirk Wise
IMDb 240 241 227 243
246 Dog Day Afternoon 1975 Sidney Lumet IMDb 246 221 222 204 179 198 =
247 Castle in the Sky 1986 Hayao Miyazaki IMDb 234 231 230 244
248 The Handmaiden 2016 Chan-wook Park IMDb
249 Three Colours: Red 1994 Krystof Krystofski IMDb 246 247 237 184
250 PK 2014 Rajkumar Hirani IMDb


New Entries

The following films were not part of the IMDb Top 250 on 1st January, 2017, but had entered (or re-entered) it by 1st January, 2018:

# Title Year Director IMDb '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 '04 Ch
30 Coco 2017 Lee Unkrich
Adrian Molina
IMDb
71 Dangal 2016 Nitesh Tiwari IMDb
79 Your Name 2016 Makoto Shinkai IMDb
81 Blade Runner 2049 2017 Denis Villeneuve IMDb
169 Andrei Rublev 1966 Andrei Tarkovskiy IMDb
177 Dunkirk 2017 Christopher Nolan IMDb
188 Logan 2017 James Mangold IMDb
210 Thor: Ragnarok 2017 Taika Waititi IMDb
219 Paper Moon 1973 Peter Bogdanovich IMDb
241 In the Mood for Love 2000 Wong Kar Wai IMDb 242 238
243 Dead Poets Society 1989 Peter Weir IMDb
244 Paris, Texas 1984 Wim Wenders IMDb 250
245 Beauty and the Beast 1991 Gary Trousdale
Kirk Wise
IMDb 240 241 227 243
247 Castle in the Sky 1986 Hayao Miyazaki IMDb 234 231 230 244
248 The Handmaiden 2016 Chan-wook Park IMDb
249 Three Colours: Red 1994 Krystof Krystofski IMDb 246 247 237 184
250 PK 2014 Rajkumar Hirani IMDb


The Departed

The following films were part of the IMDb Top 250 on 1st January, 2017, but had dropped out of it by 1st January, 2018:

# Title Year Director IMDb '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 '04 Ch
Arrival 2011 Denis Villeneuve IMDb 112
Andaz Apna Apna 1994 Rajkumar Santoshi IMDb 155
Hera Pheri 2000 Priyadarshan IMDb 158
Sholay 1975 Ramesh Sippy IMDb 169 136
Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 J. J. Abrams IMDb 188 52
The Sight 2015 Nishikant Kamat IMDb 204
The Message 1976 Moustapha Akkad IMDb 216
Rogue One 2016 Gareth Edwards IMDb 217
Flight 2010 Vikramaditya Motwane IMDb 227
Zootopia 2016 Byron Howard
Rich Moore
IMDb 230
Chak De! India 2007 Shimit Amin IMDb 240
Strangers on a Train 1951 Alfred Hitchcock IMDb 243 208 202 177 138 90
Kind Hearts and Coronets 1949 Robert Hamer IMDb 244 238
Sin City 2005 Robert Rodriguez
Quentin Tarantino
Frank Miller
IMDb 245 204 180 159 136
The Battle of Algiers 1965 Gillo Pontecorvo IMDb 247 217 218
The Imitation Game 2014 Morten Tyldum IMDb 249 227
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003 Gore Verbinski IMDb 250 233 228 225 216 188



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