Wednesday, 31 December 2008

2008 Films on Metacritic and IMDb

I always find it interesting to look at the films that make it onto different list. Metacritic gives a score (a weighted average of scores by critics) and IMDb list is based on user votes. So, looking at them together is like seeing the critics vs the average viewers.

Metacritic top score as of Dec 31, 2008:
1. Class, The
2. WALL-E
3. Man on Wire
4. Waltz with Bashir
5. Slumdog Millionaire
6. Christmas Tale, A
7. Milk
8. Happy-Go-Lucky
9. Trouble the Water
10. U2 3D
11. Tell No One
12. Rachel Getting Married
13. Dark Knight, The
14. Let the Right One In
15. Wrestler, The

2008 films that made IMDb's Top 250 as of Dec 31, 2008
#4 - The Dark Knight
#34 - WALL-E
#68 - Slumdog Millionaire
#70 - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
#78 - The Wrestler
#172 - Milk
#192 - Gran Torino
#224 - Let the Right One In / Låt den rätte komma in
#234 - In Bruges

With 5 films in common: The Dark Knight, WALL-E, Slumdog Millionaire, Let the Right One In and The Wrestler. Fascinating set of 5 films, it really speaks to the unusual year we had.

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