IMDB Top 250 films in two-and-a-half minutes (VIDEO)

Will Perkins
Wide Screen
November 5, 2012

If there's one thing movie buffs like more than movies, it's ranking movies. That's one of the reasons that sites like the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) are so popular.

IMDB is exactly what it sounds like: it's a database of movies with about every snippet of information you'd possibly want about a given movie, including a list of its cast and crew, budget, filming locations, award nominations, quotes, and more. Users can rate movies on IMDB and the site averages those reviews to give each movie a score out of ten. The top 250 films on the site are considered to be some of the better movies ever made -- or, at least, the most popular ones. Though there are definitely a few exceptions, a movie's inclusion on the list is generally a mark of its quality as a motion picture.

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YouTube user Jonathan Keogh decided to commemorate IMDB's top 250 films by editing clips from almost every film on the list together into a two-and-a-half minute long montage. The bombastic movie montage features a musical mashup of artists like Joan Jett, The Beatles, House of Pain and Cypress Hill by DJ FAROFF.

Though IMDB's top 250 films list changes quite frequently due to new movie releases, the Top 10 movies on the list have remained mostly unchanged for the past decade. The most recent addition to the top ten is 2008's "The Dark Knight," with the next most recent film being 2003's "Lord of the Rings" finale "Return of the King." The rest of the list spans from the 1950s to the 1990s and includes movies like "12 Angry Men," "The Godfather," and "Fight Club."

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Of all films to be No. 1 on the list, though, the 1994 Stephen King adaptation "The Shawshank Redemption" is a somewhat unlikely candidate. The prison drama managed to make back its budget during its theatrical release, but didn't do much else other than being nominated for some Oscars. The seemingly infinite airings on TV in the years since have clearly helped bolster the popularity of the Frank Darabont film and helped earn it the No. 1 spot.

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