Top movies by year

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It would be fantastic if, in addition to the top 250 and most recently popular movies, we could have a list of previous year's best movies. For example: If I could see a list, ordered by rating (as the top 250 is!), for the best movies from each year. Click on 2013 -> list of movies ordered by rating. Same for 2012, 2011, etc.
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Dan Dassow, Champion

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Hi Aranjedeath,

You can find out the highest rated pictures by year using an advanced title search:
http://www.imdb.com/search/title

For instance:

Highest Rated Feature Films Released In 2014 With At Least 5,000 Votes
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&num_votes=5000,&release_date=2014,2014&sort=u...

Highest Rated Feature Films Released In 2013 With At Least 5,000 Votes
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&num_votes=5000,&release_date=2013,2013&sort=u...

Highest Rated Feature Films Released In 2012 With At Least 5,000 Votes
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&num_votes=5000,&release_date=2012,2012&sort=u...
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I became a member to propose exactly this. 
I guess it's difficult for many to find these listings. 
I think it's an excellent idea to put a link for easy access. 
As a movie fan I do not like to miss any movie worth seeing and certainly this would be very useful to me like several people 

thanks
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I, and Dan, suggested they promote search (though this is the primary reason for the site to begin with, but I guess not many folks voted for the ideas. You might add comments and give a +1 in that thread https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...
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Aranjedeath

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Thank you very much, Dan! I am not proposing an advanced search, I would love to see a button right there front and center alongside the Top 250, perhaps for 2013's top movies. I was unaware that imdb has an advanced search function, so having it buried in there may not be useful for many people.

Again, thanks for the help!
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Right now there is no link to past years from the Top 250 page, but if you go to the badge page: http://www.imdb.com/badge/ there is a badge available for rating the top 250 in each year of its existence since 1996, with links to a list of each years' top titles.


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Alex,

Thanks. This must be relatively new. It is a rather useful feature. For those interested in a cumulative list, I maintain this list: "All Films that have Appeared on the IMDb Top 250" (http://www.imdb.com/list/ls003569487/) The list of films is current as of March 1, 2014.
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We can use the advanced title search, but what we can't do is apply IMDb's filter that it uses for calculating the top 250, for which it uses only votes from regular voters, the exact definition of which it keeps a secret.  I would like IMDb to provide ists of the best films by year and by decade using their top 250 formula.
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The IMDb Top 1000 also uses the same method as the IMDb Top 250. You can see the films on that list with this advanced title search:

Highest Rated IMDb "Top 1000" Titles
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&groups=top_1000&sort=user_rating,desc&view=si...

You can see the highest rated films by year or decade by specifying the release date in the advanced search.

Highest Rated IMDb "Top 1000" Titles Released In 2014

http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&groups=top_1000&release_date=2014,2014&sort=u...

Highest Rated IMDb "Top 1000" Titles Released In 2013
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&groups=top_1000&release_date=2013,2013&sort=u...

Highest Rated IMDb "Top 1000" Titles Released In 2012
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&groups=top_1000&release_date=2012,2012&sort=u...

etc. ...

Highest Rated IMDb "Top 1000" Titles Released 2010 to 2014
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&groups=top_1000&release_date=2010,2014&sort=u...

Highest Rated IMDb "Top 1000" Titles Released 2000 to 2009
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&groups=top_1000&release_date=2000,2009&sort=u...

Highest Rated IMDb "Top 1000" Titles Released 1990 to 1999
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&groups=top_1000&release_date=1990,1999&sort=u...

Highest Rated IMDb "Top 1000" Titles Released 1980 to 1989
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&groups=top_1000&release_date=1980,1989&sort=u...

Highest Rated IMDb "Top 1000" Titles Released 1970 to 1979
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&groups=top_1000&release_date=1970,1979&sort=u...

Highest Rated IMDb "Top 1000" Titles Released 1960 to 1969
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&groups=top_1000&release_date=1960,1969&sort=u...

Highest Rated IMDb "Top 1000" Titles Released 1950 to 1959
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&groups=top_1000&release_date=1950,1959&sort=u...

Highest Rated IMDb "Top 1000" Titles Released 1940 to 1949
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&groups=top_1000&release_date=1940,1949&sort=u...

Highest Rated IMDb "Top 1000" Titles Released 1930 to 1939
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&groups=top_1000&release_date=1930,1939&sort=u...

Highest Rated IMDb "Top 1000" Titles Released 1920 to 1929
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&groups=top_1000&release_date=1920,1929&sort=u...

Highest Rated IMDb "Top 1000" Titles Released 1890 to 1919
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=250&groups=top_1000&release_date=1890,1919&sort=u...
No results.

I compiled a list of top rated films by year. Although it is a little out of date, it still is useful.

Top Ranked Films by Year
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls000739292/
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Thank you Dan -- that gets us most of the way there, anyway.

What this does is use the Top 1000 films, rather than the entire database, as the pool of films to search.  It then lists the results simply by user rating, not by their rank order in the Top 1000.  It also does not show the rating as adjusted using the formula for the Top 250/1000 -- it shows the unadjusted rating.  (Example: a search result lists Shawshank as 9.3 which is the score displayed on the film's main page, whereas within the Top 250 list it is shown as 9.2.)

So I contend that my "Top 1000 titles released 2000 to 2009" search will not yield quite the same results, or in the same order, as a list put forth by IMDb showing the top movies for the decade using their Top 250 formula.
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This option should be available in the menu bar, under 'Popular Movies'! We shouldn't have to do an advanced search- this is a shortcut that *many* users would use.
Under 'Popular Movies/TV', there is no option to see most popular movies (only) by year. Only popular movies & TV by year. What if we're only interested in movies, not TV shows??
This option would be super handy, as many users such as myself enjoy scrolling back through individual years looking for good films... seems silly to have no option to filter out TV shows.
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