Surprising titles of the Top 250by Pictoris | created - 13 Aug 2015 | updated - 17 Apr 2018 | Public
You may find it surprising, but all the following titles were present at least once in the Top 250. Today they all have a rating of 6.8 or less.
Which movie surprises you the most to have been in the Top? Discuss here and see the list of all movies that have appeared on the IMDb Top 250 here! (list by dan_dassow) Live poll here!
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1. Babe (1995)
G | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.
Votes: 110,337 | Gross: $66.60M
Highest Rank: #12.
2. Romeo + Juliet (1996)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance
Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.
Votes: 197,836 | Gross: $46.35M
Highest Rank: #20.
3. That Thing You Do! (1996)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A local Pennsylvania band scores a one hit wonder in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as they can, with lots of help from its manager.
Votes: 57,519 | Gross: $25.81M
Highest Rank: #34.
4. Empire Records (1995)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
24 hours in the lives of the young employees at Empire Records when they all grow up and become young adults thanks to each other and the manager. They all face the store joining a chain store with strict rules.
Votes: 46,106 | Gross: $0.30M
Highest Rank: #61.
5. Ransom (1996)
R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
When a multimillionaire man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then turns the tables on the kidnappers when he uses the ransom money as a reward for the capture of the kidnappers.
Votes: 112,301 | Gross: $136.49M
Highest Rank: #70.
6. While You Were Sleeping (1995)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A hopeless romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector is mistaken for the fiancée of a coma patient.
Votes: 85,218 | Gross: $81.06M
Highest Rank: #78.
7. Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
R | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A young man visiting and helping his uncle in New York City finds himself forced to fight a street gang and the mob with his martial art skills.
Votes: 36,223 | Gross: $32.39M
Highest Rank: #85.
8. Now and Then (1995)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Four 12-year-old girls grow up together during an eventful small-town summer in 1970.
Votes: 25,335 | Gross: $27.40M
Highest Rank: #90.
9. Emma (1996)
PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
While matchmaking for friends and neighbours, a young 19th Century Englishwoman nearly misses her own chance at love.
Votes: 33,322 | Gross: $22.20M
Highest Rank: #96.
10. Courage Under Fire (1996)
R | 116 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
A U.S. Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander's worthiness for the Medal of Honor.
Votes: 47,383 | Gross: $59.03M
Highest Rank: #104.
11. Star Trek Generations (1994)
PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
With the help of long presumed dead Captain Kirk, Captain Picard must stop a renegade scientist willing to murder on a planetary scale in order to enter a space matrix.
Votes: 71,224 | Gross: $75.67M
Highest Rank: #104.
12. Strange Brew (1983)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it.
Highest Rank: #118.
13. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery
Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.
Votes: 218,898 | Gross: $140.54M
Highest Rank: #119.
14. Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
The two stoners and their friends go through another series of crazy, drug-influenced misadventures.
Votes: 11,091 | Gross: $41.68M
Highest Rank: #121.
15. Tom and Huck (1995)
PG | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Two best friends witness a murder and embark on a series of adventures in order to prove the innocence of the man wrongly accused of the crime.
Votes: 9,186 | Gross: $23.74M
Highest Rank: #124.
16. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A woman suffering from amnesia begins to recover her memories after trouble from her past finds her again.
Votes: 68,237 | Gross: $33.33M
Highest Rank: #137.
17. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
PG | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Two Jedi escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to claim their old glory.
Votes: 663,398 | Gross: $474.54M
Highest Rank: #137.
18. Evita (1996)
PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History
The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
Votes: 32,441 | Gross: $50.05M
Highest Rank: #138.
19. Private Parts (1997)
R | 109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The autobiographical story of Howard Stern, the radio rebel who is now also a TV personality, an author and a movie star.
Votes: 32,491 | Gross: $41.20M
Highest Rank: #141.
20. The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
R | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
A bridge engineer and an experienced old hunter begin a hunt for two lions after they start attacking local construction workers.
Votes: 53,127 | Gross: $38.62M
Highest Rank: #145.
21. Bad Taste (1987)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
The population of a small town disappears and is replaced by aliens that chase human flesh for their intergalactic fast-food chain.
Highest Rank: #150.
22. My Name Is Bruce (2007)
R | 84 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Mistaken for his character Ash from the 'Evil Dead' trilogy, Bruce Campbell is forced to fight a real monster in a small Oregon town.
Votes: 23,004 | Gross: $0.17M
Highest Rank: #157.
23. Phenomenon (1996)
PG | 123 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.
Votes: 71,580 | Gross: $104.64M
Highest Rank: #160.
24. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
PG | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala, while Obi-Wan Kenobi investigates an assassination attempt on the senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.
Votes: 583,558 | Gross: $310.68M
Highest Rank: #161.
PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure
In 1957, archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. (Harrison Ford) is called back into action and becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.
Votes: 398,250 | Gross: $317.10M
Highest Rank: #165.
26. Signs (2002)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.
Votes: 320,170 | Gross: $227.97M
Highest Rank: #171.
27. Air Force One (1997)
R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Communist Radicals hijack Air Force One with The U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a Veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board.
Votes: 169,218 | Gross: $172.96M
Highest Rank: #181.
28. Antz (1998)
PG | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A rather neurotic ant tries to break from his totalitarian society while trying to win the affection of the princess he loves.
Votes: 140,341 | Gross: $90.76M
Highest Rank: #200.
29. Twister (I) (1996)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.
Votes: 164,133 | Gross: $241.72M
Highest Rank: #207.
30. The American President (1995)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A widowed U.S. President running for reelection and an environmental lobbyist fall in love. It's all above-board, but "politics is perception," and sparks fly anyway.
Votes: 48,796 | Gross: $65.00M
Highest Rank: #208.
31. Don Juan DeMarco (1994)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A psychiatrist must cure a young patient that presents himself as Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world.
Votes: 46,064 | Gross: $22.15M
Highest Rank: #214.
32. Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A New York girl sets her father up with a beautiful woman in a troubled marriage while her stepsister gets engaged.
Votes: 33,791 | Gross: $9.71M
Highest Rank: #219.
33. Clueless (1995)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.
Votes: 160,051 | Gross: $56.63M
Highest Rank: #225.
34. Ararat (2002)
R | 115 min | Drama, War
Interrogated by a customs officer, a young man recounts how his life was changed during the making of a film about the Armenian genocide.
Votes: 11,029 | Gross: $1.55M
Highest Rank: #247.