IMDb's MOVIEmeter Top 25 Films of 2008

December 16, 2008
Source: IMDb

IMDb's MOVIEmeter Top 25 Films of 2008

We all probably use IMDb way too much - but that's just because it's one of the greatest movie websites ever created. However, I'm going to guess that most people have never heard of the MOVIEmeter - right? The MOVIEmeter is an industry tracking service on IMDb that simply measures how many times a movie (or celebrity) has their profile page viewed by visitors. In essence, it's a way of determining what the top searched movie or celebrity is on the site - a good indication of who or what people are thinking about. IMDb has compiled their own Top 25 Films of 2008 based on this statistic - so let's get on with it.

Obviously this list is going to have a lot odd results. That's because people were indeed clicking on the Twilight page millions of times when it was in theaters a few weeks ago and Tr2n has also gained a lot of buzz since Comic-Con and so on. In fact, the only reason I wanted to feature this list is because it is so diverse. It just shows you how hype is so varied and so much different than what's expected.

1. The Dark Knight (2008)
2. Twilight (2008)
3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
4. TR2N (2011)
5. The Expendables (2010)
6. Iron Man (2008)
7. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
8. No Country for Old Men (2007)
9. Juno (2007)
10. Transformers (2007)
11. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
12. There Will Be Blood (2007)
13. Sex and the City (2008)
14. Into the Wild (2007)
15. Superbad (2008)
16. Cloverfield (2008)
17. Terminator Salvation (2009)
18. Wanted (2008)
19. Dragonball (2009)
20. Quantum of Solace (2008)
21. The Departed (2006)
22. Star Trek (2009)
23. The Godfather (1972)
24. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
25. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Thanks to our good friend Peter at SlashFilm for first pointing this out to us. The list comes directly from IMDb's The Power of Film page - where you can find more info and click on even more links.

I don't think I really need to mention all this, but I will, before other people do first. This list is based on stats from the entire year, so because Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was originally supposed to be out in November, it still earned a large number of hits. Things like The Expendables are complete anomalies, but because it has such an impressive cast, it somewhat makes sense. No Country for Old Men, Juno, There Will Be Blood, Into the Wild, and so on are most likely on this list due to their Oscar buzz in February/March. Lastly, it's our best guess that The Shawshank Redemption has to do with the fiasco involving The Dark Knight's ranking and fans trying to vote down the other top films on that list.

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  • Sorry, Alex, but you are about a week late on this one :)
  • But with something constructive to add, this list to me is a total anonamoly (sp?) on how TR2N is so high along with others. I know it is by what is the most frequented, but it has no value to it outside of popularity. It is intresting none the less.
  • Get Busy Living
    Shawshank Redemption is up there because it is the best movie ever made.
  • REAL6
    How the hell is Avatar not on the list. WTF?!?!?!?!?!?
  • L
    WOO DRAGONBALL! /stabs self in eye
  • Bry from Chi
    Whoa..did not know so many folks were interested in Tron. I am but dang..still surprised..thought that was one of the under the radar movies. Thanks for sharing! I've been too lazy to go to IMDB..I come here first for my movie news! So thanks, man!
  • Saif
    I'm really surprised at Into the Wild being so high!!! I would have thought CGI fests like Transformers 2 and Terminator would be higher. Good interesting list Also, DragonBall higher than Star Trek!!! WTF?
  • Scott McHenry
    Its weird to see a movie from 1972 on there, wow
  • Juryduter
    Because nobody outside of people like us even KNOW about Avatar, DUH!! Aw yeah, Juno, SHOW 'EM!!!
  • uhhh Sex in the City? Don't think so.
  • DinoChow
    Movies that haven't even come out are on there. And Twilight. It's bullshit.
  • IMDB lists are just created by users clicks, not reviewers.
  • Darrin
    The Shawshank Redemption (1994), 2nd best film in my book. my no.1 is fight club.
  • jim
    i think i see an error in a release date on the list. being a huge superbad fan, wasn't superbad from 2007? i'm just wondering...
  • Chris W
    My fav film made #25 on IMDB 14 years later. Suh-weet!
  • Dqnny
    If only they could search Wall-E.
  • TDK is first.. No surprises there.. :p
  • Derek
    The Shawshank Redemption is certainly NOT the best film ever made. It is good, but not the best.
  • mikesta
    I love how Shawshank and Godfather will have got a big boost from the whole Dark Knight rating bumping fix fiasco funny internet world we live in
  • BaDGuY
    Indiana Jones was the crap of 2008, the movie sucked big time...they just put it on the list because Harrison Ford payed them !!
  • LeeMan
    wow ppl still search for the godfather. an ppl wonder why it's the greatest movie of all time...
  • ??
    To Derek, Well if Shawshank isn't the best movie, what the fuck is? You're so quick to slam Shawshank from the top spot but don't give us your suggestions... you better not say fucking Fight Club either.
  • Derek
    Hahaha. Well, I like Fight Club too, but it isn't the best either. Also, I didn't "slam" Shawshank, I just took it down a step or two. I think that The Godfather, Carol Reed's The Third Man, Seven Samurai, and a number of other films are better. As far as the last fifteen years goes, Shawshank is arguably the best, but definitely not the best of all time.
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  • erik




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