Where do you go when you need to access movie reviews, learn which movies are the latest, and get insight into movie plots and actors? If your answer was not IMDb, then I will openly tell you that you have probably been visiting the wrong places. Personally, I use IMDb for everything movies, and, to this day, I have not one reason to doubt or stop using this amazing site.
Still, if your answer was IMDb, I might still have news for you. Have you ever bothered to unearth what the name stands for? No? Well, I will tell you. IMDb is simply the abbreviation for [the] Internet Movie Database. It was established in 1990 and hosts subjects related to movies, video games, TV programs, films and cast biographies. US users can also access about 6,000 TV shows and movies for providers such as Sony and CBS from this site.
In 2015, IMDb celebrated its 25th birthday. I was impressed that they decide to share a gift with each and every subscriber. To celebrate their big year, they compiled and released an accurate and carefully researched list of the best films from the last twenty-five years. The list was compiled from ratings given to the movies. The ratings are decided by their millions of users all over the world.
Here is the list of the top films from 1990 up to 2015:
1991: The Silence of the Lambs
1992: Reservoir Dogs
1993: Schindler’s List
1994: The Shawshank Redemption
1997: Life Is Beautiful
1998: Saving Private Ryan
1999: Fight Club
2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2003: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2004: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2005: Batman Begins
2006: The Departed
2007: Into the Wild
2008: The Dark Knight
2009: Inglourious Basterds
2012: Django Unchained
2013: The Wolf of Wall Street
2015: Inside Out
If you have watched these films, you will attest to it that they indeed deserved the ratings. If you are yet to watch them, then do so, now that I have simplified things for you. IMDb is the ultimate source of movie knowledge.
The list, despite having both established franchises and original properties, reveals that the users adored actors such as Morgan Freeman, Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan, Matt Damon and Leonardo Dicaprio.