The resource that’s solved a million pub arguments, IMDb should be in the bookmarks and on the home screens of every self-respecting film fan.
But what of the man who created it? Is he a rom-com fan? Or a zombie buff?
Col Needham, the founder and CEO of the vast movie database, has now revealed his top movies of all time.
At the top is Hitchcock’s classic ‘Vertigo’, which he says he’s seen over 50 times.
He revealed the list to The Wrap, and commented on each choice too.
1. Vertigo (1958)
“I fell in love with Kim Novak’s character and the ‘Oh no, that’s not what happened at all’ aspect of the movie.”
2. Inception (2010)
“I love a twist ending or a twist middle. I am a big fan of Christopher Nolan.”
3. North By Northwest (1959)“The suave sophistication of Cary Grant’s character is unmatched. It also serves as a proxy for great Hitchcock films: ‘Spellbound,’ ‘Notorious’ and ‘Rebecca.'”
4. Double Indemnity (1944)
“It’s a Billy Wilder film where he does superb film noir.”
5. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
“In my opinion, this is the funniest movie ever made. It stars my all-time favorite actor, Cary Grant, and my all-time favorite actress, Katharine Hepburn (after whom I named one of my daughters).”
6. Aliens (1986)
“This is actually the film I’ve seen more than any other film — more than 60 times, including twice in French… ‘Aliens’ has relentless thrills and action. Once everything starts to go wrong on that planet it’s non-stop.”
7. Se7en (1995)
“That was one of my most tense viewing experiences. The conflict at the end is the best part: Should he dispense justice or not?”
8. Pulp Fiction (1994)
“It redefined cinema in the 90s… The non-linear timeline is great, as are the opening and closing scenes from two different perspectives.”
9. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
“Hitchcock, Wilder, Stanley Kubrick is the order of directors I love… I was haunted by that film for weeks… People don’t realize it’s a Christmas movie. There’s a Christmas tree in virtually every scene. It’s one of two movies I re-watch every Christmas Eve — that and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.'”
10. Touch of Evil (1958)
“This is the last great film noir and I remember being blown away by the famous single take opening shot. It also has one of my favorite endings of all time.”
'Jaws’ and 'The Apartment’ almost made the cut, he said, but he had to draw the line and keep them out of the top 10.
Amazingly, he also revealed in the interview that he’s now seen 10,000 movies.
Over the last 10 months, he has jammed in 480 film screenings in order to meet his target, which was to rack up 10,000 movies by the time he was 50.
He also finished in time for IMDb’s 26th anniversary, which is today.
The 10,000th movie he saw was the celebrated drama 'A Monster Calls’.
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