Live Poll: Highest Rated Films by IMDb Poll Board Contributors

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This poll is based on the rating histories of the 120 most active participants on the IMDb Poll Board during 2017. For a film to make this list it must be rated by at least 60 people. Which of these films is your favorite?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls044438721/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/Omo8DyLUqJs/

This is a summary of the ratings of 22,307 films from these 120 active participants: Ratings_Summary

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My concept is to export the ratings for all the IMDb Poll Board and IMDb GS Poll Board contributors with public ratings. I would average the ratings and find the 35 top rated films for the contributors and create a poll.

As you may notice, I have not provided a list. Since this may be a fair amount of effort, I would like some feedback on whether thiswould make an interesting poll before I create the list.

Due to privacy concerns, I will not identify whois included in the poll. Likewise, I will not use anyone’s ratings list if theyprefer that I do not use it.
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I'm sure we'd be interested to see the list, and it might make a decent poll. It does sound like an effort, and I guess we haven't all rated the same films, but there must be some common ground.
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Regardless of whether this makes a decent poll, I will post a link to summary of the results.
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The following films I have rated perfect 10/10:

Sonar Kella
Home
Baraka
Heerak Rajar Deshe
Baishe Srabon 
Joi Baba Felunath
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
Samsara
The Shawshank Redemption
Titanic
Schindler's List
The Usual Suspects
A Beautiful Mind
3 Idiots
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer


If I have to mention only one, then I would say 'Titanic' which is my all-time favorite movie. Watched more than 90 times in my life so far.
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What if we rated more than 35 movies a 10?
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ElM,

It doesn't make any difference. I will download the public ratings for all the contributors to the IMDb Poll board and GS IMDb Poll board, then average the ratings. If the ratings are not public, they will not be included in the average.

I'm not asking anyone to provide their ratings in this thread. However, you can if you wish to do so.
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You mean all the ratings or only the 10?
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ElM,

Whatever you want: but it's not necessary.
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It would be too long anyway...  but my ratings are public.
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Sounds like a great idea. I wonder if the result will deviate a lot from the IMDb 250. Mine will definitely be different.
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leavey-2,

Thanks for your support.

I agree it will be interesting to compare how we collectively rate films versus IMDb in general. When I publish the summary, I will include the overall rating of the film and the IMDb Top 250 rank as appropriate.
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That would be fascinating. That sounds pretty labor-intensive and you already do so much but, if you decide to do that, I think that would be widely popular among poll authors. It seems like it would be a great poll, as well, and the results of the voters would also be really interesting. If there's any way any one could help, certainly let us know.

Hip-hip-hooray for Captain Dan! : )
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ruby,

Thanks for the encouragement. I've downloaded 28 ratings histories so far. Collectively, poll authors and other contributors have a diverse taste in films.

It's labor intensive, so it will take a fair amount of time. Unfortunately, there is no practical way for people to help me in compiling the data.

After I compile the data, I will ask for advice on the minimum number of votes for a title to be included in the poll.
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I think you should start with that parameter, it might be the most relevant for the poll.

Begin by selecting the movies with a specific number of votes. If you work on 28 members, then how about focusing on movies that got at least 14 votes (that appear in 14 lists, or 20... or maybe you'll find out that there are movies rated by all of us.

There's no need to have movies that only 1,2 or 3 of us have rated a 10. 
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I suppose you have a table for each user, each table contains hundreds of movies and their ratings, if that's the case you add in each line the name of the user and combine all the elements, so you have a table with these categories:

user ----- movie ------ rating

if you use Excel pivot table, you can see how many times Pulp Fiction or The Good, the Bad and the Ugly were featured in a list (a number between 1 and 28) and you can calculate the average rating for the movies you'll have selected. I'm pretty sure you already know that so maybe that's not the way it works.
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ElM,

I'm using Excel pivot tables to tabulate the results. I will probably have to tabulate portions and combine together later.

For 28 users and a minimum of 14 votes, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly has 19 votes with a rank of 14 and an average rating of 8.579. This is lower than IMDb's overall rank of 9 and rating of 8.9.
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I hope I added my favorite films to my ratings in time. :)

'Interesting stats for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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Ruby, I fairly certain you rated your favorites in time. These are the last films I show you rated. These are included in my download of your ratings.
Swimming to Cambodia
The Ox-Bow Incident
The Deep End
Matewan
Raise the Red Lantern
Reds
Norma Rae
Wonder Boys
Manhattan
Stand by Me
12 Angry Men
Casablanca
Lost in Translation
Magnolia
The Tree of Life
Little Children
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How strange: There were movies 'The Florida Project?'  ; )
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How strange: There were movies 'The Florida Project?'  ; )
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Sounds like a good idea Dan, go fro it.
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TheMovieSmith,

Thanks for the encouragement. The results so far are interesting.
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Like I said before, I really like your idea and I'm very curious about this top 35. I hope for a lot of non-top250 movies. It would be an amazing poll.
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Hoekkie,

Extremely preliminary top 5 results:
12 Angry Men
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Lawrence of Arabia
Schindler's List

This is based on 28 rating histories with a minimum of 14 votes and is likely to change, possibly drastically.
(Edited)
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I remember I onced tried to make a Top 250 of IMDb poll board contributors, but after downloading the vote histories, It was so much information and it was complicated to link an address to each title that I let it go.

However I find it to be a great idea and I totally support it, feel free to use my vote history.

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Pencho15,

Thanks for the permission.
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Dan,


This is a great idea - it certainly is no easy task but it will yield some highly interesting results. As people have already mentioned above, it will be interesting to see how much this deviates away from the IMDb Top 250 - I would imagine quite a bit of overlap.


Excited for this!
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Wow!  I will be following this as it progresses.

What a herculean task.  If anyone can do it? It's you Dan.
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Extremely preliminary top 35 results:

01 12 Angry Men
02 The Shawshank Redemption
03 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
04 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
05 Schindler's List
06 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
07 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
08 Whiplash
09 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
10 Saving Private Ryan
11 Inception
12 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
13 Memento
14 Back to the Future
15 The Dark Knight
16 Fight Club
17 Inside Out
18 Forrest Gump
19 The Silence of the Lambs
20 Apocalypse Now
21 The Godfather
22 Pulp Fiction
23 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
24 Psycho
25 Spotlight
26 Casablanca
27 Amadeus
28 The Departed
29 2001: A Space Odyssey
30 The Green Mile
31 Toy Story 3
32 Se7en
33 Leon: The Professional
34 Rear Window
35 American Beauty

This is based on 80 rating histories with a minimum of 40 votes and is likely to change, possibly drastically.
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Extremely preliminary top 35 results:

01 The Shawshank Redemption
02 12 Angry Men
03 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
04 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
05 Schindler's List
06 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
07 The Dark Knight
08 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
09 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
10 Saving Private Ryan
11 The Godfather
12 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
13 Inception
14 Whiplash
15 Fight Club
16 Apocalypse Now
17 The Silence of the Lambs
18 Amadeus
19 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
20 Inside Out
21 Forrest Gump
22 Memento
23 Back to the Future
24 Se7en
25 Pulp Fiction
26 The Green Mile
27 Toy Story 3
28 Psycho
29 2001: A Space Odyssey
30 Spotlight
31 Terminator 2
32 Leon: The Professional
33 The Godfather: Part II
34 The Departed
35 The Usual Suspects

This is based on 120 rating histories with a minimum of 60 votes and is likely to change, possibly drastically. This is about 1/3 done.
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Not that surprising then, although the Godfather movies are lower than in the Top 250, and newer films like Inside Out and Spotlight rank higher.
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I like seeing this list shaping up, not surprised by the results
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Great to see this list! I was hoping for more surprises and for non-top 250 movies. Maybe in the final list.
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I just found this looking at very old suggestions. I guess it was too much work and was abandoned but it was a great idea.
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It's interesting to look back at this. Thanks for pulling it out of the past, Pencho.  : ) 
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Pencho15 and rubyfruit76,

IMDb changed the format of the exported list while I was compiling the list.

I'm inclined to go with this preliminary list that I compiled, since I do not know when/if I will be able to start this again from scratch.

Extremely preliminary top 35 results:

01 The Shawshank Redemption
02 12 Angry Men
03 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
04 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
05 Schindler's List
06 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
07 The Dark Knight
08 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
09 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
10 Saving Private Ryan
11 The Godfather
12 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
13 Inception
14 Whiplash
15 Fight Club
16 Apocalypse Now
17 The Silence of the Lambs
18 Amadeus
19 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
20 Inside Out
21 Forrest Gump
22 Memento
23 Back to the Future
24 Se7en
25 Pulp Fiction
26 The Green Mile
27 Toy Story 3
28 Psycho
29 2001: A Space Odyssey
30 Spotlight
31 Terminator 2
32 Leon: The Professional
33 The Godfather: Part II
34 The Departed
35 The Usual Suspects

This is based on 120 rating histories with a minimum of 60 votes and is likely to change, possibly drastically. This is about 1/3 done.
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Here are some of my highest rated films so far: (10 stars)
Christopher Robin (2018)
All 3 Narnia films
Barbie as Rapunzel
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Nia,

Sorry, it's impractical for me to include your ratings in this poll. If/when I get a chance to do a more current version of this poll, I will include your ratings.
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This poll is based the rating histories of the 120 most active participants on the IMDb Poll Board during 2017. For a film to make this list it must be rated by at least 60 people. Which of these films is your favorite?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls044438721/
Poll: TBD

This is a summary of the ratings of 22,307 films from these 120 active participants: Ratings_Summary
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From your list I would choose
31. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
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Schindler's List
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Toy Story 3 or BTTF... you have Fellowship of the Ring 3 times, also.  :)
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I was hoping for a few surprises in the list, but it's kind of the same as the Top 250. My vote: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. 
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Hoekkie,

I was hoping for a few surprises in the list, but it's kind of the same as the Top 250.
I came to the same conclusion after I had 120 board members tabulated.
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It was the same thing I was thinking.
But how about this.
Word it so that movies in IMDb's Top 1000 are exempt.
IMDb Poll Boards Top Second Tier Movies
Or some such wording?
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Ed,
Word it so that movies in IMDb's Top 1000 are exempt.
I would rather not. What you suggest would take a significant amount of effort; it would also violate the original concept of the poll.
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:) :)
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That brings me to the idea to create an IMDb Poll Board Poll with favorite movies not seen in the Top 250. Is there a way to check if a movie was in the 250?
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Just a silly thought: Hoekkie just mentioned maybe starting a poll sugg - as we've been saying, GS has a glitch that we have trouble clicking on (mostly newer) pages.  Could one of you post a link to your GS poll sugg on here, like in a comment, and we can see if maybe going through it in a 'back way' works? 
Sorry, but I'm really getting impatient with this glitch.  :/
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Nia,

IMDb provides a list of films that appeared in the Top 250 by year:
https://www.imdb.com/badge/index

Top 250
20XX

20XX Rate the films on IMDb's Top 250 Lists: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996.

This website tracks films that have appeared in the IMDb Top 250.

IMDb Top250.Informer
IMDb Top 250: Changes, new items & other statistics
http://top250.info/
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Thanks Dan! I was looking for that top250.info page. I think this would be a great poll. I will create the suggestion. Maybe we can make a connection between the 2 polls? I don’t know how. Maybe add a link when both polls are live.... But it will take a time when I have enough contributions, so I don’t know if it will work. If you have ideas, I like to hear them
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Hoekkie, I did this poll if you want an Idea.
Poll Suggestion: IMDb Poll Board Contributors Lucky 7 Poll
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@Dan, I created the poll suggestion.
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ps-imdb-poll-board-favorite-movies-never-listed-in-top-250
Please let me know if you have any ideas or if you want to change or improve something about my suggestion or description.
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Hoekkie,

We can address linking polls if/when both polls go live.
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From this list, I have obtained 10 titles with 10/10:
One Flew Over The Cucko's Nest
The Shawnshank Redemption
Schindler's list
Forrest Gump
Apocalypse now
The Godfather
2001: A Space Odyssey
Leon: The professional
The Godfather Part II
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is listed three times. I assume it should be The Return of the King at #4 and The Two Towers at #9.

Typo:
This poll is based on the rating histories ...
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Jessica,

Thanks for point out the problems. I believe I corrected them.

I corrected the typo and the duplicates. This is the order of the poll suggestion:

01 The Shawshank Redemption
02 12 Angry Men
03 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
04 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
05 Schindler's List
06 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
07 The Dark Knight
08 Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo
09 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
10 Saving Private Ryan
11 The Godfather
12 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
13 Inception
14 Whiplash
15 Fight Club
16 Apocalypse Now
17 The Silence of the Lambs
18 Amadeus
19 Star Wars
20 Inside Out
21 Forrest Gump
22 Memento
23 Back to the Future
24 Se7en
25 Pulp Fiction
26 The Green Mile
27 Toy Story 3
28 Psycho
29 2001: A Space Odyssey
30 Spotlight
31 Terminator 2: Judgment Day
32 Léon
33 The Godfather: Part II
34 The Departed
35 The Usual Suspects
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Great Poll
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Thanks, Kirk-Picard
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Out of curiosity, has anyone looked at the summary of the ratings of 22,307 films from the 120 active participants Ratings_Summary?
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This is my (dan_dassow's) on your 116th live poll! As of 26-Jun-2019 10:43 PM Pacific your polls have 413,644 or more votes, for an average of 3,566 votes per poll.

Highest Rated Films by IMDb Poll Board Contributors
7858th Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/Omo8DyLUqJs/
Seen:
http://www.imdb.com/seen/ls044438721/

This is the 3,554th Title poll. Such polls have a total of 8,388,399 votes for an average of 2,360 votes per poll.
Total Number of Votes			17,509,154
Projected Date of 20 Million Votes	09-Dec-2020
Days Until 20 Million Votes		531
This is the list of dan_dassow's polls as of 20-Jun-2019:

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Summary Statistics http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2016/05/summary-statistics.html

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I use the 10 on 10 only if the movie is the best I have ever seen if there is a tie I wait one month, and I re-rate them. So presently The Shawshank Redemption is my favorite and Game of Thrones my favorite TV series if for example  I watch the movie Joker  and I  think it deserves a 10 on 10 I will re-rate The Shawshank Redemption to 9 on 10. Same thing for the video games.