Twenty One Movies, Each with Exactly The Correct IMDB Rating.by supadude2004 | created - 05 Mar 2014 | updated - 11 May 2014 | Public
Let's face it - most movies on IMDB are either overrated or underrated. Here are twenty one, (at least) very good movies, which happen to have the correct rating applied - in other words, in these rare instances, most people got it right!
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1. Blue Jasmine (2013)
PG-13 | 98 min | Drama
A New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks a million, but isn't bringing money, peace, or love...
Votes: 180,678 | Gross: $33.41M
A true 7/10 - a very good movie, and it only its ending were better, it would have received an even higher rating. Meanwhile, 7/10 is exactly 'spot on'.
2. Gravity (2013)
PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident leaves them stranded in space.
Votes: 716,826 | Gross: $274.09M
Between 8 and 9 out of ten is exactly the right rating for this excellent movie.
3. Disconnect (I) (2012)
R | 115 min | Drama, Thriller
A drama centered on a group of people searching for human connections in today's wired world.
Votes: 70,359 | Gross: $7.44M
Again, a movie which completely deserves its 7.6/10 rating.
4. Before Sunrise (1995)
R | 101 min | Drama, Romance
A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.
Votes: 241,253 | Gross: $5.54M
Linklater's love story is rated correctly unlike its successor 'Before Sunset' which although good, is overrated.
5. Nothing Personal (I) (2009)
85 min | Drama
Alone in her empty flat, from her window Anne observes the people passing by who nervously snatch up the personal belongings and pieces of furniture she has put out on the pavement. Her ... See full summary »
7. A Haunting in Connecticut (2002 TV Movie)
94 min | Documentary, Horror
A haunting documentary of a normal family living in Connecticut, who, after moving into their new house, are terrorized by an evil ghost that dwells in the home.
Based on real experiences, its 7.1 rating is fully on the mark. After all, although it's very rare - sometimes - the reality of a haunting is far more interesting than anything a writer's mind can produce.
8. The Conjuring (2013)
R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.
Votes: 403,673 | Gross: $137.40M
Another extremely and refreshingly rare scary movie which also happens to have the correct 7.x IMDB rating. Here is the professional life of the infamous (some would say notorious) Warrens, set to movie.
9. The Impossible (2012)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, History, Thriller
The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Votes: 180,176 | Gross: $19.02M
Having been on Patong beach only a year before the tsunami hit, this movie strikes a chord in my heart. Its 7.6 rating is also right on the mark.
11. Withnail & I (1987)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
In 1969, two substance-abusing, unemployed actors retreat to the countryside for a holiday that proves disastrous.
Votes: 36,791 | Gross: $1.54M
All the way back to 1987 now, yet here we still can find an instance (again a rare one!) of a film's IMDB rating being an absolutely correct: 7.9/10
12. Sleeper (1973)
PG | 89 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government.
Travelling even further back in time, we find the hilarious Sleeper - one of Woody Alan's early 'laugh out loud' pieces - rated a totally correct 7.x/10
13. Airplane! (1980)
PG | 88 min | Comedy
A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.
Votes: 192,556 | Gross: $83.40M
Speaking of 'laugh out loud', Airplane from 1980, is also one of the few good movies rated correctly at 7.8/10.
14. Casablanca (1942)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco.
Votes: 481,762 | Gross: $1.02M
Many of the top 100 are ridiculously overrated, but not Casablanca which will always be a timeless great.
15. The Deer Hunter (1978)
R | 183 min | Drama, War
An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.
Votes: 286,882 | Gross: $48.98M
Its very high rating is, and always will be, absolutely correct.
16. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 147 min | Drama, War
A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.
Votes: 555,270 | Gross: $83.47M
Again, a timeless masterpiece deserving of its title.
17. The Godfather (1972)
R | 175 min | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Votes: 1,458,447 | Gross: $134.97M
Part 1 was made with true care, unrivalled attention to detail and passion, unlike all the 'cash in' sequels, which were good but definitely overrated...
18. Scarface (1983)
R | 170 min | Crime, Drama
In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.
Votes: 672,447 | Gross: $45.60M
Again a masterpiece which is unquestionably rated correctly.
19. Candy (2006)
R | 108 min | Drama, Romance
A poet falls in love with an art student who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and despair.
Votes: 40,985 | Gross: $0.04M
Among Heath Ledger's less well known movies, is this correctly rated gem at 7.3/10
20. American Psycho (2000)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama
A wealthy New York City investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.
Votes: 436,362 | Gross: $15.07M
One of Bale's finest performances: Rated exactly as it should be.
21. Life of Pi (2012)
PG | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.
Votes: 540,989 | Gross: $124.99M
Incredibly the soul stirring, and masterly is: 'Life of Pi'. Its IMDB rating of 8.x/10 is spot on the mark. I just couldn't leave this list without including it.