Every Country’s Highest Rated Movie
05 October 2020
05 October 2020
IMDb (the Internet Movie Database) rates every film out of 10, according to the public vote. Here at Amberscript, we scoured the online database to create a map showing the best-rated movies either produced, filmed, or credited in each country around the world.
Top-rated films include modern masterpieces like BAFTA winning “1917” for Spain and Oscar-winning “Parasite” for South Korea, whereas for America and New Zealand, the highest-rated movies are classics: “The Shawshank Redemption” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”, respectively.
The film with the highest rating is The Shawshank Redemption (America) – a film based on the novella by Stephen King – with an IMDb rating of 9.2 stars. It beat other well-known movie titles, like The Dark Knight (9 stars) and The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King (8.9 stars), to the top spot.
Other highly rated films on the list include:
The lowest rated film on the list is Wrong Cops (Angola) – a 2013 French-American independent comedy film – which came in with just 6 stars out of a possible 10.
Other less popular films on the list include:
We also sought to find out which genres seem to be the most highly rated by users on IMDb. Drama films make up the majority of the top-rated movies around the world — 49 to be exact, which works out to be almost 4 in 10 movies! Drama is followed closely by comedy (19) and biographies (15). Interestingly, no horror movies featured on the list.
Which films are the highest rated per genre? We have the answers:
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Interested to find out whether the world prefers contemporary films or the classics, we found out which decade has the highest rated films, and which film is the “best”, per decade.
The oldest film on the list is Albania’s Skanderbeg, released in 1953, followed by Seven Sumarai (1956) from Japan, and The Seventh Seal (1957) from Sweden. The newest highest rated films from 2019 include Kosovo’s Zana, South Korea’s Parasite, and Spain’s 1917.
Highest rated film of the decade: Seven Sumarai (1956), Japan
Highest rated film of the decade: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), Italy
Highest rated film of the decade: The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix (1975), Norway
Highest rated film of the decade: Lion of the Desert (1980), Libya
Highest rated film of the decade: The Shawshank Redemption (1994), America
Highest rated film of the decade: The Dark Knight (2008), United Kingdom
Highest rated film of the decade: Mirror Game (2016, Bangladesh) and Zana (2019, Kosovo)
Using data from the IMDb website, we sought to find out the most popular film to come out of each country. The site’s search option enables you to filter film titles by country to see a list of all films produced, filmed or credited in that location. Only films with a minimum of 1,000 votes were considered, bringing the total number of locations considered to 130. Amberscript then sorted the movies by the number of public votes on IMDb. The film with the highest rating for each country was taken as their highest-rated movie. All data was collected between September 29th and October 1st, 2020.
Here is a online database to create a map showing the best-rated movies either produced, filmed, or credited in each country around the world.
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