Not on the Top 250?


The IMDb can suck my d%#k.


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I completely agree. Seriously, 7.1? Wtf?

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Did people find this boring or something? This is one of those films where I assume everyone who would even know about it would like it.


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Yeah, I heard about it from recommendation from my dad. It's one of his favorites too. I can't wrap my head around 7.1. How could you give it less than AT LEAST a 7.5/10?

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Hey, same here. I usually end up liking his recommendations... except The Man Who Fell to Earth, which I could neither understand nor enjoy.


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Yeah, another film he recommended to me was Diva. It also has a 7.1. Why is 7.1 such a common rating for such good films? I'd seriously recommend it, though. It's not like the Last Wave, but it's still great.

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"Action | Drama | Mystery | Romance | Thriller | Music"

Hmm... yeah, I think I'll have to look for this one too. I like obscure serious films. They counterbalance the silly Troma movies I like to watch.


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What's not to understand about "The Man Who Fell To Earth"? ... it's about the corruption of purity and innocence. I liked it, (but mainly after a second viewing, the leisurely pace irritated me the first time... my fault, not Nicholas Roeg's) I think Bowie is extraordinary in it ... try a second look and you might, like me, change your mind ... it is exquisitely filmed too.

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Roeg is obviously a thinking man's director, which is why his films might not be as appealing on a first watch. I didn't appreciate the brilliance of Don't Look Now until my third viewing.


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It's also about the death of a civilization, and the extinction of an intelligent species, and is also a prescient warning about climate catastrophe, well before this was a topic at the front of most people's consciousness. It's also a portrait of utter despair, as grim as anything in a film by the world's most depressing director, Werner Fassbinder.

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Not sure it should be there (on the top 250) - it´s well made and thought provoking, but still a more conventional as well as more narratively flawed little brother to Picnic At Hanging Rock.



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1) The Last Wave is not so well-known outside of Australia. Sad but true.

2) I always get the impression that people who complain about this, that or other film not being in the Top 250 are merely displaying their own ignorance about just how many good films have been made in the last 110 years. Yes, The Last Wave is a great film, but so hundreds, if not thousands, of others. Check out some more of the highly rated ones before you dismiss the competition so arrogantly.

3) IMDb is used by people from all walks of life, of which your idiosyncratic consumer subset is but one of many. Therefore films are rated for a wide variety of reasons, not just the ones you happen to care about.

4) Why is the IMDb Top 250 so important anyway? Some list fetishists seem to regard it as the cinematic equivalent of the tablets handed down to Mozes containing the ten commandments. A film is best judged on its own terms, not by ranking it in a list that is arbitrary by nature. The Top 250 is just a list, one list among thousands of other equally valid film lists, not important enough to get all worked about.

5) Get a life. Seriously.

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I like that you had to type all that in order to get a simple point across.


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if any Weir movie should be in the top 250 it's Picnic At Hanging Rock






so many movies, so little time

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