ByJoshua Moulinie, writer at Creators.co

All blogs, in my eyes, need a good long-term project to keep things interesting, so I have decided to tackle IMDB’s top 250! This supposedly sacred list is considered my many across the internet to be the higher plateau of film criticism, the holy grail, the definitive list of greatest films ever. So, I thought it would be an interesting experiment to go back through each film, one by one, and give it a score of my own, before eventually re-arranging them to create my own ‘Pineal Dreams Top 250’. So, I hope you enjoy this piece, find it informative, and allow it to perhaps nudge you in the direction of a masterpiece you may have otherwise over looked, so, without further ado, here is the current active list, followed by my personal score! (The score is simple calculation. Five categories are judged, and then the final scores are divided by the sum total (This being, of course, five).

Side note; due to Moviepilot seemingly insisting on having a rating system out of ten, I will be doubling the original scores out of five to keep things fair.

So, feel free to read on and enjoy and discuss any scores you disagree with!

THE OFFICIAL IMDB TOP 250

1 – The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994) – 9.8

2 – The Godfather (Francis Ford Copola, 1972) – 10

3 – The Godfather Part 2 (Francis Ford Capola, 1974) – 10

4 – The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008) – 8.6

5 – Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994) – 9.2

6 – Schindler’s List (Stephen Spielberg, 1993) – 10

7 – 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet, 1957) – 9.8

8 – Lord of The Rings:Return of The King (Peter Jackson, 2003) – 9

9 – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966) – 9.2

10 – Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999) – 8.2

11 – The Lord of The Rings:Fellowship of The Ring (Peter Jackson, 2001) – 9.2

12 – Star Wars:The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner, 1980) – 9.2

13 – Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis, 1994) – 7.6

14 – Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010) – 8.6

15 – One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Milos Forman, 1975) – 8.8

16 – The Lord of The Rings:The Two Towers (Peter Jackson, 2002) – 9.8

17 – Goodfellas ( Martin Scorsese, 1990) – 9.6

18 – The Matrix (The Wachowski brothers, 1999) – 9

19 – Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954) – 10

20 – Star Wars:A New Hope (George Lucas, 1977) – 8.6

21 – City Of God (Meirelles/Lund, 2002) – 8.8

22 – Seven (David Fincher, 1997) – 8.4

23 – The Silence of The Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991) – 9

24 – The Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer, 1995) – 8.2

25 – It’s A Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946) – 8.6

26 – Life Is Beautiful (Roberto Benigni, 1997) - N/A (As of yet unviewed)

And, added and updated as soon as I write my review later, number 27 will be Besson's Leon:The Professional.

So, here you have it guys, the latest updated list for you, as I continue my seemingly never-ending journey through the top 250.

Next up? Once upon a Time in The West

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