Best Rated TV and Movies on IMDb 2013

by on January 2, 2014

in Entertainment

Gravity movie review by Bruce Simmons

So here we are, 2013 has come and gone. Everyone but their brother… heck, maybe even their brother, were putting out year-end lists of “best of” this, “worst of” that… etc..

It’s the thing to do.

I wasn’t going to say much about much but then I came across a list of most liked movies over in SlashFilm, based on an IMDb search listing. The list was based on movies that received at least 10,000 user votes, and ranked via their user rating.

The top 5 (of 133 movies) from of that list was

1. Waar 9.1/10
2. The Wolf of Wall Street 8.8/10
3. 12 Years a Slave 8.7/10
4. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag 8.4/10
5. Gravity 8.4/10

Because there are some titles in the list that I had never heard of, (WTH is Waar?) I came to the conclusion that filtering the list with titles with only 10,000 votes wasn’t enough.

So I changed it up and created a list of titles on IMDb that had over 100,000 votes. Using the 100k vote threshold gave us a better list of movies that many movie fans were compelled to vote on and created a short list of 28 movies.

I then filtered these 28 titles to the top-20 movies and got the following:

Best User Rated Movies on IMDb from 2013

1. Gravity (2013) 8.4/10
2. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) 8.3/10
3. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) 8.1/10
4. Prisoners (2013) 8.1/10
5. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) 7.9/10
6. Thor: The Dark World (2013) 7.6/10
7. The Conjuring (2013) 7.6/10
8. Despicable Me 2 (2013) 7.6/10
9. Monsters University (2013) 7.4/10
10. Man of Steel (2013) 7.4/10
11. Iron Man 3 (2013) 7.4/10
12. The Great Gatsby (2013) 7.3/10
13. Now You See Me (2013) 7.3/10
14. Fast & Furious 6 (2013) 7.2/10
15. Pacific Rim (2013) 7.1/10
16. We’re the Millers (2013) 7.1/10
17. World War Z (2013) 7.1/10
18. Oblivion (2013) 7.0/10
19. Warm Bodies (2013) 6.9/10
20. This Is the End (2013) 6.9/10

I like that above list and it’s great to see some good family titles in there.  There are only five titles in that list I had not seen.

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Best User Rated TV Series on IMDb from 2013

The editors on IMDb put together a list of their top-10 TV shows. It was weighted by scores and website page views. This is their list.

1. Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series) 9.5/10
2. Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series) 9.5/10
3. Dexter (2006 TV Series) 9.0/10
4. The Walking Dead (2010 TV Series) 8.7/10
5. Supernatural (2005 TV Series) 8.7/10
6. The Big Bang Theory (2007 TV Series) 8.6/10
7. How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series) 8.6/10
8. American Horror Story (2011 TV Series) 8.4/10
9. Arrow (2012 TV Series) 8.2/10
10. The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series) 8.1/10

To be honest, as much as I love Supernatural, Arrow and the Vampire Diaries, I was surprised they made the top-10 list.

So I conducted my own research on IMDb. After fiddling with their search filters, I was able to conduct a search of TV shows that had over 50,000 user votes. I had to tinker with the list because some movies were ill-categorized and I had to fiddle around with the end result.

I weeded out the movies and also had to fiddle around with start production dates. If I didn’t do this, the shows that started production prior to 2013 would not show up. (I’m telling you this because at the bottom of this article, I show you how to look for these very same lists yourself. You’ll see why I fiddled with the end results.)

With that said, here’s the list top TV shows that aired during 2013, that IMDb users loved to vote for/on:

1. Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series) 9.5/10
2. Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series) 9.5/10
3. Sherlock (2010 TV Series) 9.3/10
4. Dexter (2006 TV Series) 9.0/10
5. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005 TV Series) 8.8/10
6. Doctor Who (2005 TV Series) 8.8/10
7. Suits (2011 TV Series) 8.8/10
8. The Office (2005 TV Series) 8.8/10
9. The Walking Dead (2010 TV Series) 8.7/10
10. Boardwalk Empire (2010 TV Series) 8.7/10
11. Sons of Anarchy (2008 TV Series) 8.7/10
12. Supernatural (2005 TV Series) 8.7/10
13. Mad Men (2007 TV Series) 8.7/10
14. Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010 TV Series) 8.7/10
15. The Big Bang Theory (2007 TV Series) 8.6/10
16. Modern Family (2009 TV Series) 8.6/10
17. Community (2009 TV Series) 8.6/10
18. How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series) 8.6/10
19. Homeland (2011 TV Series) 8.6/10
20. Fringe (2008 TV Series) 8.5/10
21. Californication (2007 TV Series) 8.4/10
22. American Horror Story (2011 TV Series) 8.4/10
23. Castle (2009 TV Series) 8.3/10
24. Arrow (2012 TV Series) 8.2/10
25. True Blood (2008 TV Series) 8.1/10
26. The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series) 8.1/10
27. Once Upon a Time (2011 TV Series) 8.1/10
28. The Mentalist (2008 TV Series) 8.1/10
29. Bones (2005 TV Series) 8.0/10
30. New Girl (2011 TV Series) 7.9/10
31. Grey’s Anatomy (2005 TV Series) 7.6/10
32. Glee (2009 TV Series) 6.8/10

And as you see, this new filter put TV shows on the list that the editors left out. (In my opinion, that first top-10 list shorted a lot of fans.)

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How To Make Your Own IMDb Lists

If you cut and past the below lines into your web browser, then tinker with different numbers in it, you can make your own lists! Have fun, and don’t worry. If something goes wrong with your custom searches, you can come back here, get the text, and start over!

IMDb Movie Search

http://www.imdb.com/search/title?year=2013,2013&title_type=feature&num_votes=100000,&sort=user_rating,desc

IMDb TV Series Search

http://www.imdb.com/search/title?year=2005,2013&title_type=tv_series&num_votes=50000,&sort=user_rating,desc

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