IMDb has revealed the site’s top 10 most viewed actors, films, TV shows and in production movies in the last 10 years this week. More an indication of those in Hollywood who trend on the internet than any sort of performance-based ranking, they throw up precious few surprises.
Johnny Depp tops the actors no doubt propelled there by his performance as friendly pirate next door Jack Sparrow.
The Dark Knight understandably tops the film list as both the most hyped film ever ever ever and as the highest ranked film of the decade as voted for by IMDb’s viewership (no doubt linked to its aforementioned status as an overblown blockbuster behemoth – albeit a great one).
Lost beats off some stiff competition for the top spot in TV with people flocking to IMDb clamouring to find out just what the hell was going on and who was who and what was what before presumably giving up entirely.
Also in case you were wondering the most anticipated in production film is about a certain caped crusader whose previous outing I hear was terribly successful. Bet you can never guess what it is.
Because of the purely populist nature of the listings there won’t be anything here that hasn’t been shoved in and around your face during the entire past decade. So read on and be surprised by absolutely nothing:
Top 10 Stars of the Last 10 Years*
- Johnny Depp
- Brad Pitt
- Angelina Jolie
- Tom Cruise
- Natalie Portman
- Christian Bale
- Scarlett Johansson
- Jennifer Aniston
- Keira Knightley
- Emma Watson
*Highest average IMDbPro STARmeter ranking over the last 10 years.
Top 10 Films of the Last 10 Years*
- The Dark Knight
- Donnie Darko
- Pulp Fiction
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- The Godfather
*Highest average IMDbPro MOVIEmeter ranking over the last 10 years.
Top 10 TV Series of the Last 10 Years*
- House M.D.
- Grey’s Anatomy
- How I Met Your Mother
- True Blood
- Gossip Girl
*Highest average ranking over the last 10 years.
Top 10 Most Anticipated In-Production Movies*
- The Dark Knight Rises
- Men in Black III
- The Dictator
- G.I. Joe: Retaliation
- The Expendables 2
- The Avengers
- Rock of Ages
- The Hunger Games
*Highest average IMDbPRo MOVIEmeter rank of all films currently in production.
Also in case you were curious as to the artistic triumphs that The Dark Knight triumphed all over here is my self-researched (this took at least 2 minutes to do so you better be appreciative) top rated IMDb films of the last decade:
Top 10 Highest Rated Films of the Last 10 Years*
- The Dark Knight (8.8) – All-Time Ranking: 8
- The Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King (8.8) – All-Time Ranking: 10
- Inception (8.8) – All-Time Ranking: 13 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (8.7) – All-Time Ranking: 15
- City of God (8.7) – All-Time Ranking: 18
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (8.6) – All-Time Ranking: 29
- Memento (8.6) – All-Time Ranking: 31
- Toy Story 3 (8.5) – All-Time Ranking: 42
- Spirited Away (8.5) – All-Time Ranking: 45
- Amelie (8.5) – All-Time Ranking: 51
*Highest average rating /10 as voted for by IMDb’s most regular voters.