The Dark Knight Currently Ranked #1 on IMDb's Top 250!!
by Alex Billington
July 19, 2008
Not only is The Dark Knight on its way to beating Spider-Man 3's opening weekend box office total, but the public has currently ranked it the #1 movie of all time. Well, unofficially, 23,611 people have ranked the film 9.5 on IMDb. This is very impressive! Actually, this is beyond impressive, this is truly phenomenal. A lot of people believe that IMDb's Top 250 is one of the most accurate lists ranking the greatest films in history. It's far superior to AFI's Top 100 and is based on the popular public opinion instead of snobby critics. If anything, The Dark Knight is one of the only movies in the last few years that really deserves to be that high up on the list. The movie is absolutely incredible and most people who have written a comment in our What Did You Think? post seem to agree. The Dark Knight truly is that amazing!
I think the most impressive aspect of this is that The Dark Knight is a sequel! It is generally assumed that in Hollywood, sequels never ever live up to the original. The only two in history that have succeeded the first (arguably) are The Godfather II and The Empire Strikes Back. But even on IMDb, Godfather II is still ranked below the original. And instead of arguing, I'm going to sit back and say that I truly believe that, for the moment, The Dark Knight deserves this glory. Although I'm sure over time as more votes pour in, it'll decrease in rank, I'm certain it will still end up in the top 10. The moment the movie ended the first time I saw it, I literally thought I had seen the best movie of my life. And honestly, I'm still debating that in my mind. But now the world is coming to an agreement - The Dark Knight is a masterpiece.