IMDb Ranks Joker 3rd Greatest Movie Of All Time

It sits next to The Shawshank Redemption and The Godfather.
It sits next to The Shawshank Redemption and The Godfather. DC Films

Sure, you may have your own opinions about the new Joker movie, which stars Joaquin Phoenix as the titular character. But for IMDb, it is one of the greatest movies of all time.

A quick search on the top movie ratings list of IMDb will tell you just how much steam Joker has accumulated since its opening. Mind you, the list is packed with some heavy hitters, such as The Godfather and The Shawshank Redemption.

It holds true that the Joaquin Phoenix-led movie is being slammed for its glorification of violence, not to mention its supposed misunderstanding of what mental health is all about. However, despite these claims, the Joker movie continues to be a huge hit with the public.

As a matter of fact, the Todd Phillip’s take on the character broke the record for the biggest opening debut of a movie in October. It has surprisingly beaten last year’s Venom with a $93 million box office gross.

In case you are wondering, the next five movies in the list after Joker on IMDb's list are Fight Club, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Forrest Gump, Inception, and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. As you can see, these are not just arthouse movies – they are also some of the most popular moviesthat ff all time. While it can be staggering to see Joker on the top of the rankings, it is an absolute testament as to how successful the move is in capturing the cultural imagination. Well, at least, for the moment.

It is worth noting, though, that IMDb is a more of platform that reflects audience reviews, not necessarily opinions from critics. In a sense, you cannot compare it to Rotten Tomatoes, which gave the movie a 69% rating. In addition, director Todd Phillips’ work has only been out for barely two weeks. In other words, the rating itself could still change and even plummet in the next few weeks or so.

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