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A Better IMDb Top 250

IMDB requires 25,000 votes for a film to qualify for the Top 250. This limits the list to films to those with the most extreme amount of global distribution. This only requires 100 votes although most have several thousand.
This list also doesn't feature any films released for the first time after 2004. Many films receive inflated scores in the years immediately following their releases due to hype.
Finally, the IMDB Top 250 is only for theatrically released, fiction, feature length films. This excludes "documentaries" and anything with a runtime of less than 45 minutes. I find it absurd and disparaging. However this list keeps this rule, partially because it was easier as many of the highest rated documentaries are recordings of staged events which also have inflated scores due to being almost only watched by fans of the performers.
This list still has popular sensibilities but is broader globally.
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from imdb.com · made by Risselada
avg. score: 44 of 250 (18%)
required scores: 1, 21, 37, 50, 65 

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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
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The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather (1972)
3
Yesterday (1988)
Yesterday (1988)
4
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
5
The Marathon Family (1982)
The Marathon Family (1982)
6
The Chaos Class Failed the Class (1976)
The Chaos Class Failed the Class (1976)
7
The Foster Brothers (1976)
The Foster Brothers (1976)
8
Balkan Spy (1984)
Balkan Spy (1984)
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9
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
10
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
11
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
12
12 Angry Men (1957)
12 Angry Men (1957)
13
Schindler's List (1993)
Schindler's List (1993)
14
Who Sings Over There (1980)
Who Sings Over There (1980)
15
The Moromete Family (1987)
The Moromete Family (1987)
16
Anbe Sivam (2003)
Anbe Sivam (2003)
17
Nayakan (1987)
Nayakan (1987)
18
Jibon Theke Neya (1970)
Jibon Theke Neya (1970)
19
Saban, Son of Saban (1977)
Saban, Son of Saban (1977)
20
Anand (1971)
Anand (1971)
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21
Fight Club (1999)
Fight Club (1999)
22
The Chaos Class Is Waking Up (1977)
The Chaos Class Is Waking Up (1977)
23
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
24
The Chaos Class Is on Vacation (1978)
The Chaos Class Is on Vacation (1978)
25
The Fifth Seal (1976)
The Fifth Seal (1976)
26
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
27
Al-Risâlah (1976)
Al-Risâlah (1976)
28
Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
29
Forrest Gump (1994)
Forrest Gump (1994)
30
Flashback (1969)
Flashback (1969)
31
A Nameless Band (1982)
A Nameless Band (1982)
32
Tis Kakomoiras (1963)
Tis Kakomoiras (1963)
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33
Operation Monster (1976)
Operation Monster (1976)
34
The Broken Landlord (1985)
The Broken Landlord (1985)
35
The Girl With the Red Scarf (1978)
The Girl With the Red Scarf (1978)
36
The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)
The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)
37
Aguner Poroshmoni (1995)
Aguner Poroshmoni (1995)
38
Happy Days (1978)
Happy Days (1978)
39
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
40
Feyzo, the Polite One (1978)
Feyzo, the Polite One (1978)
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