‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is 10th best movie ever, say IMDb users

Following a rule change, 'The Dark Knight Rises' cracks the top ten of the prestigious poll

The Dark Knight Rises is the tenth greatest film of all-time, according to users of the Internet Movie Database.

The final instalment in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy enters the Top 10 following an alteration to the way IMDb’s prestigious Top 250 chart is compiled. As of July 17, a film needs a minimum of 25,000 votes to be eligible, whereas the previous threshold was just 3,000 votes.

As a result, movies such as Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, classic Ealing comedy Kind Hearts And Coronets and 1997 Oscar winner Life Is Beautiful have all been wiped from the list. However, several other films have benefited from the policy change, including Rain Man, The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Untouchables.


The policy change only affects whether a film is eligible for the list, not its position in the Top 250, which is determined by ratings from “regular voters”. The Shawshank Redemption remains in pole position, followed by The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II.

Despite its move up the list, The Dark Knight Rises remains slightly behind its predecessor, 2008’s The Dark Knight, which appears in eighth position. The first instalment in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy, 2005’s Batman Begins is currently at 109th.

The full IMDb Top 10 is:

1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
2. The Godfather (1972)
3. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
4. Pulp Fiction (1994)
5. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966)
6. 12 Angry Men (1957)
7. Schindler’s List (1993)
8. The Dark Knight (2008)
9. The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (2003)
10. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)