Is it possible to rank movies by years or decades ?

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I always want to see the most popular or the best film during fiftys or sixtys... but is it possible to rank film by decades ?
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Paul Jullien

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Hi Paul Jullien,

You can find most popular and highest rated films using IMDb's Advanced Title Search (http://www.imdb.com/search/title). From any IMDb page select Advanced Search from the drop down menu for the search box, then click Advanced Title Search.

Example: Most Popular Films during the 1950s
Note: This only illustrates a small portion of the advanced search.

1. Go to the Advanced Title Search page.
2. Select Feature Film under Title Type.
3. Enter 1950 and 1959 in the text boxes underĀ Release Date.
4. Click the yellow search button.

You should get:
Most Popular Feature Films Released 1950 to 1959
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?release_date=1950,1959&title_type=feature


Most Popular
Before 1900: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&release_date=1800,1899&title_type=feature&vie...

1900s: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&release_date=1900,1909&title_type=feature&vie...

1910s: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&release_date=1910,1919&title_type=feature&vie...

1920s: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&release_date=1920,1929&title_type=feature&vie...

1930s: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&release_date=1930,1939&title_type=feature&vie...

1940s: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&release_date=1940,1949&title_type=feature&vie...

1950s: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&release_date=1950,1959&title_type=feature&vie...

1960s: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&release_date=1960,1969&title_type=feature&vie...

1970s: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&release_date=1970,1979&title_type=feature&vie...

1980s: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&release_date=1980,1989&title_type=feature&vie...

1990s: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&release_date=1990,1999&title_type=feature&vie...

2000s: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&release_date=2000,2009&title_type=feature&vie...

2010s: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&release_date=2010,2019&title_type=feature&vie...

Highest Rated with at least 5000 votes (vote limit not applied before 1940s):
Before 1900*: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&num_votes=1,&release_date=1800,1899&sort=user...

1900s: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&num_votes=1,&release_date=1900,1909&sort=user...

1910s: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&num_votes=100,&release_date=1910,1919&sort=us...

1920s: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&num_votes=1000,&release_date=1920,1929&sort=u...

1930s: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&num_votes=2000,&release_date=1930,1939&sort=u...

1940s: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&num_votes=5000,&release_date=1940,1949&sort=u...

1950s: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&num_votes=5000,&release_date=1950,1959&sort=u...

1960s: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&num_votes=5000,&release_date=1960,1969&sort=u...

1970s: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&num_votes=5000,&release_date=1970,1979&sort=u...

1980s: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&num_votes=5000,&release_date=1980,1989&sort=u...

1990s: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&num_votes=5000,&release_date=1990,1999&sort=u...

2000s: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&num_votes=5000,&release_date=2000,2009&sort=u...

2010s: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&num_votes=5000,&release_date=2010,2019&sort=u...
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Thanks a lot :)
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Hi Paul Jullien,

You may find this list interesting. I created it back in 2012 and need to update it.

Top Ranked Films by Year
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls000739292/
This is a list of the top ranked films for each year from 1888 to 2012. This list is based primarily on the IMDb Top 250 (http://www.imdb.com/chart/top). However, when a year is not represented in the Top 250, other IMDb sources are used. The rank when included is within the source listed. This data is current as of April 2, 2012.

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