Increase 'Top 250' list to 500

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I've been coming to IMDB since the 90s (although my current member account doesn't reflect it) and I think many members have long been intrigued by the films making it onto this list. In the fifteen+ years I've been coming here, it has definitely been interesting to see which films drop from the list to be replaced by new ones. It would be great for more films to get exposure on this list by expanding the total number that can appear.

Another pattern I've noticed is that newer releases appear to get favored more generously during the year of their initial release, but then generally drop in the years following its release. I'd recommend making releases in the last two years ineligible to be considered for the 'Top 250' (or 500). You could even created a Top 20 movies in last two years if you think they should still get recognized.

Regardless, this list should be expanded whatever the number. It's a shame to look up a classic film that really belongs on a list like this but barely misses it due to the sheer volume of films out there.

My two cents...
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Giancarlo Cairella, Official Rep

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Actually, the top 251-500 chart already exists, but it's only available on IMDbPro.com (subscription required):

http://pro.imdb.com/chart/bubbling

However, we have no plans to make it available on IMDb.com too...
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Okay, fair... but isn't IMDbPro.com just a very small subset compared to total members of IMDb.com? Why wouldn't you want to expand for majority visitors to site?

I'm talking about expanding the Top 250 into the Top 500, as opposed to one list is Top 250, next list is Top 251-500. So if I'm going to a film that is in Top 500, you would see it called out below rating of film like it does now:

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IMDb also has available the IMDb Top 1000. You can get this list via an Advanced Title Search [http://www.imdb.com/search/title]. Unfortunately, the ranking will be slightly different than the IMDb Top 250, since the Advanced Title Search does not allow a sort by weighted average vote.

Highest Rated IMDb "Top 1000" Titles
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?coun...
You could even created a Top 20 movies in last two years if you think they should still get recognized.

Highest Rated Feature Films Released 2011 to 2012 With At Least 5,000 Votes
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?coun...
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Thanks for the response. I've used used the different advanced title search options, including looking at Top films by decade, genre, etc.

I guess my initial suggestion is based on increased exposure for quality films. Yes, you can look up a film and get a good idea based on the average rating alone, but there's something about immediately recognizing a film has broken the barrier of quality to make it to this 'official' list.

My suggestion is less about the capability to access an expanded list and more a legit 'expansion' of the official Top 250. Does that make sense?
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See also the previous discussion on this:

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...

as I say over there, if it was thought to be a problem IMDB could implement a years wait for films before they appear in the Top 250, but I quite like the dynamic nature of the list with quite a few films rising up into it and dropping down again as it exposes more films to people.
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No, I dont agree, IMDb top 250 is 'epic'. its look weird and boring if they change to imdb top 500 and will be many movie with score 7,...

Maybe IMDb should increase to top 500, if it already many movie get score 8 or 8,1 from 25000 regular voters which deserve top 250.