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We’re Re-Naming Our Charts!

Our teams have been working on a few new features and Charts on IMDb (like the new Most Popular TV Chart, for instance) and as part of that effort, we’re re-naming several menus and Chart-page titles.    

The intent of this re-naming is to make our menus and page titles clearer to all users, and to standardize naming across the multiple places users view IMDb  including desktop computers, mobile phone browsers, and in our Android and iOS apps.  A more consistent, easy-to-navigate experience is our goal.

  

We will rename our Top 250 Charts for Movies and TV to "Top Rated Movies" and "Top Rated TV Shows." The "Bottom 100 Movies" Chart will be re-named "Lowest Rated Movies."  All of these Charts are generated by users' ratings, and we hope the new names reflect that.  

 

Our current MOVIEmeter Chart will also be split into two new lists, one for TV and one for Movies, and renamed as "Most Popular TV Shows" and "Most Popular Movies" to better reflect the composition and purpose of the new Charts.  

 

The re-naming will not apply to Charts or titles on IMDbPro.  

 

As we always enjoy hearing from our users, please take the time to share your thoughts regarding these changes by commenting below. We look forward to reading your feedback.

 

Thanks for using IMDb!

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5 years ago

There were so many posts here when the TV list rolled out, about which shows IMDb left out, it was clear users were not understanding how tbe titles were chosen. I think this is a good change!

Thanks!

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60 Points

Das Boot (#35) was not a TV show, it was a movie, you fucking idiots ! lmao

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60 Points

i still dont get how stargate canbe so low on the list it was one of the top shows of the 90's   hell they put red dwarve higher FFS it ran for 10 seasons afew movies and two spin-off what do you need to get in the top 100's

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Scottie,

it's a 6 episode tv mini-series.  not a film.

Ben,

This thread is an announcement is about the title of the page being re-named.  No one's individual vote matters...the lists are based on how users vote.  What you'd need to do to get higher on such a list is to be thought of as being better than titles above when voting.  They re-named the charts to make it clear that it's based on votes, not staff favorites or Ben's favorites and the titles included would not be something a debate over it would change. I thought it was a good theory...I guess people still aren't connecting those dots?

Champion

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There is a 2 hour movie so vastly different, IMDb gives them actually two pages.

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80 Points

The TV shows ratings are NOT true to form. The highest rated show that I found was an episode of the Showtime series Dexter. Season 4, episode 12 was rated 9.8 out of a rating system that had a maximum score of 10. Dexter also has several episodes that rank higher than 9.5. stated as highest ranked TV shows.


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62 Points

Love the show, I think it gets overlooked as one of the greatest ever. Highly recommend if you have not seen. Go to Netflix, Hulu, Sling, somewhere and get hooked!

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many many films to see. I think top this film are quite interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAuSwCydmY4

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62 Points

great idea!! we also love that we can have a watchlist and rate our faves

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60 Points

Where is "Lost"!?

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Where is "Lost"!?
At the time of this reply,  Lost  is listed at #220 on the "Top 250".

(Back in 2015,  Lost  was once as high as #181
but it has been pushed down since then.)

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60 Points

Maybe you should change "most popular movies" to "most popular movies from the last 2 years"

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thank you for beeing the best side of movies and tv sows

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60 Points

Brideshead Revisited 1981 and A Town Called Alice 1981 should be natural on the list.

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60 Points

You Left THE WALKING DEAD. Why? Was that a knowing mistake?

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60 Points

where the hell!!!!!! is Once Upon a time???????


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Talent Agencies

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Where is Grimm, Grey's Anatomy????

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60 Points

This list havent been updated for a long timen, lots of series with higher ratings than the last 50 on this list is missing...

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80 Points

wow....I am so deleting my account and never ever turning to this site for so called accurate info or date....9 out of 10 have been way of or totally wrong and ratings of shows?!!!! is this how dumb people really are?! or are you guys really just paid to promote some shows above others? there are highly rated shows that are absolut garbage! and brilliant ones that are low rated! among other inconsistensies and obvious false advertising of the intentions of the site. shame on you all! I am now the opposite o a fan! ciao!

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80 Points

how i met your mother, come on BRO, that show was legen...

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80 Points

were is the walking dead??????
did i miss friends...?

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82 Points

Neither Work Nor Dog, is an excellent movie. 

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Neither Work Nor Dog, is an excellent movie. 

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80 Points

THE RADIANT ONE is my new favorite feature film for 2017. I'd like to see it on the list.

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102 Points

Walking Dead is at LEAST top 10 - to have it 225 is an absolute disgrace - greatest TV show of all time 

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Naruto season 1 and sjippuden is extraordinary what about that

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90 Points

It should be in top 100 at leadt

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5 years ago

There were so many posts here when the TV list rolled out, about which shows IMDb left out, it was clear users were not understanding how tbe titles were chosen. I think this is a good change! 

Thanks!

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5 years ago

Hopefully these changes come alongside an Android app with an updated design...

Champion

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5 years ago

Providing both a most popular and top rated list for both movies and TV should reduce the confusion for these lists.

IMDb Charts
Box Office
Most Popular Movies
Top Rated Movies
Most Popular TV
Top Rated TV
Lowest Rated Movies

However, regardless of how carefully IMDb defines the criteria for these lists, there will be people who complain that a specific film or TV program does not appear on these lists.

IMDb currently also provides these lists:
Popular Movies by Genre Each one of these genre pages, includes additional links to advanced searches for that genre. For instance, the page for Action "Most Popular Action Feature Films", provides these links:

Refine By: Highest Rated Action Feature Films With At Least 1,000 Votes
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?genres=action&title_type=feature&num_votes=1000,&sort=u...

Highest Rated Action TV Series With At Least 1,000 Votes
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?genres=action&title_type=tv_series&num_votes=1000,&sort...

Top-US-Grossing Action Titles
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?genres=action&sort=boxoffice_gross_us,desc
 
Lowest Rated Action Feature Films With At Least 1,000 Votes
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?genres=action&title_type=feature&num_votes=1000,&sort=u...

Action Lists
See all 152 lists
Create a Action list  »

It would be helpful to indicate in the "Top Movies by Genre" section on the Charts page (http://www.imdb.com/chart/), that additional information is available by genre. Maybe this phrase would be sufficient:
Each Popular Movies by Genre page provides links to additional genre related charts. 
 
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Being able to assign a tag to a list is a poorly documented feature. It appears that such a tag can only be assigned when the list is created.

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Three or more years ago, IMDb also provided Top Movies and Most Popular Movies by gender. These lists were manually created. It would be useful to be have this information available again along with adding Top Movies and Most Popular Movies by IMDb demographic group:
  • Males
  • Females
  • Aged under 18
  • Males under 18
  • Females under 18
  • Aged 18-29
  • Males Aged 18-29
  • Females Aged 18-29
  • Aged 30-44
  • Males Aged 30-44
  • Females Aged 30-44
  • Aged 45+
  • Males Aged 45+
  • Females Aged 45+
  • IMDb staff
  • Top 1000 voters
  • US users
  • Non-US users

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5 years ago

Wrong totally wrong-stupidly promoting nonsense tv shows to gain audience- bad move imdb.

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5 years ago

1. I'm not sure I was aware of these lists before the renaming as I didn't use them, but I was led here today by your front page announcement, "IMDb Launches Most Popular TV Show Chart Ranking the Week's Hottest TV Shows." 
2. When I followed the links, I saw that it ranks only current shows, which is okay, but how can it ranks shows which haven't even debuted yet (e.g., Netflix's /Jessica Joens/ and more to the point, shows you're not even taking votes for yet, e.g., 2016's /Vinyl/? 

With aberrations like this, IMHO such a list isn't worth following. 

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5 years ago

Was looking for Longmire on your list but I didn't see it. Its the best thing on TV and has been for the last 4 years. Looking forward to more seasons and The Longmire Posse is trying very hard to see that happen. I'vee used this site before to vote on both the Longmire show and its cast. I am not alone in my wanting more Longmire, we need this show.

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You are dead right Longmire was a terrific series and l if remember rightly got a very high rating from IMBd (who give merit for the best movies/ TV series). However it is unbelievable that Longmire does not appear in this list. It is very strange that the series has had little fanfare...promotion of this wonderful series was sadly lacking. I came across it by accident. I am sure there must be many viewers who do not know it exists. Which is a great shame.

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oh! I think we should try to see this video, it includes many films interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPg_b-uraOM

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80 Points

Sadly there will be no more Longmire series, they have pulled the plug on this brilliant series... cost was the reason so they say... and in its place the TV company are putting a mind numbing TV talk show. There should be a law against it!!

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5 years ago

When are you getting the lowest rated TV list!

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Hi Hailey Shannon,

Until IMDb implements a "Lowest Rate TV" list like their Top Rated TV, this Advanced Title Search will give you similar information.

Lowest Rated TV Series With At Least 5,000 Votes
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?at=0&num_votes=5000,&sort=user_rating,asc&title_type=tv...

You may find these two searches entertaining:

Lowest Rated TV Series With At Least 1,000 Votes
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?at=0&num_votes=1000,&sort=user_rating,asc&title_type=tv...

Lowest Rated TV Series
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?at=0&sort=user_rating,asc&title_type=tv_series

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Need to OVERHAUL WHOLE PAGE AND CHANGE MORE THAN YOUR CHARTS. I have no clue who will if anyone will see it but when I saw the Rankings of TV Shows I laughed because of the list and what was deemed as 9.5 by IMDB users? Alone? Or is there other elements that go into it. Some algorithm? Every show or movie for that matter is voted on by a different # of users. So if a show - for example Preacher had one person rate it a 10 then how would that work when another show has 5000 Users rate it. Mini Series like Band of Brothers or shows like Breaking Bad are not the same as The Simpsons, Seinfeld, Family Guy etc. And even then shows that still are running and making new seasons need to be in a different Category as well as say Seinfeld, Cheers, etc. Another thing that I see to be a problem is that IMDB supports garbage because most people are stupid sheep. 2 and a Half Men and How I Met your Mother and the worst of all The Big Bang Theory people know about. IMDB tends to follow or report on stupid shows based on film and superheroes. Like Canadian Radio - or all radio now that DJ's have music directors that pick the music - because of some bribes by A&R people that happened so long ago (funny how radio, TV, Video Games & film are more regulated then Wall St. & we keep bailing them out and still no regulation - thanks USA) My point is when I found out about the Preacher and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's connection - w/ a great actor from The Devil's Double Dominic Cooper as the Preacher. I did not see anything on IMDB and I am always on the site checking out movie titles and actors names and work history etc. A great new Show like Mr. Robot is never on the site. Another is Rick and Morty. You have failed at being proactive and opening people up to great Film and TV. I tried to edit something that was clearly a sloppy post about a mistake on High Rise and it was not accepted. I was not told that I need to fix certain things and it was so confusing and time consuming if I had resorted to using Help. It was like searching the internet before Google. IMPOSSIBLE. I am all over the place but who actually runs the site and decides what is news worthy. I rarely see a link that is. Anything that is gossip or not about film or TV and about someone''s personal life is irrelevant. Again I think you need a cult movie section and TV as well. I need to research you to see who really owns and operates. You could favour certain networks and that is why I never see proactive writing or links. In fact I would re-vamp the whole website. It could really do so much more then it does. Part of the problem is how it is set up when you 1st open it. I haven't given it too much thought because I very rarely deviate from my own searches and or watchlist.

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That version uses a minimum 5,000 ratings. So in your question, they would not compare as a title with one rating won't be on that list. You can create your own using advanced search with whatever minimum/maximum you choose.

They should revamp the whole entire site? Certainly you could just create your own more easily. Then it will be just the way you want it. There's no reason they should redo the whole thing so it's how you like, though.  That's a little nutty, don't you think?

There is nothing in the mission of IMDb that says they aim to open up people to anything...so to say they fail at it is odd. That said, just using the database opens me up to things I otherwise wouldn't notice, pretty much daily.  So I see no fail there.

Odd post.  However, if you have suggestions for change, perhaps you should post idea threads about them. This thread is an announcement of name change of the chart, not discussion of changes to the chart or site in general.  You imply they changed it, but the name was changed so people understand it better. There was not change (though they change things all the time around the site) implied in the message here. But if you want change, you should indicate and explain in "idea" threads as needed. Your comments are kind of lost in this announcement thread.

Good luck!

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Using titles from across the whole spectrum on this list and saying this is the top choice was destined not to be met with agreement. And how is it that 'Longmire' which had been given a high rating by IMDb in the past, does not even appear on the list?

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Do you need to relax? stay and watch this video. it can make you comfortable and impress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JezxLnIaB9A

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5 years ago

About the most popular movies list. is there any chance i can see beyond 1-100?

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Hi Sharon Benshahal,

IMDb's Most Popular Movies is based on this Advanced Title Search.

Most Popular Feature Films
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?title_type=feature

Currently 327,799 titles are available in this search.

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thank you!

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do you want to see the sexy film? this video will help you find it :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fTWb0GgeOM

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5 years ago

"Top 250" is a strong brand, at least in my mind. If I'm right, people will probably keep referring to it as such. If you want to use the list for promotions or anything like that I do think you should keep this name.