IMDb Founder Col Needham’s 10 Favorite Movies

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The Internet Movie Database is an online database of information about motion pictures, television movies, movie stars, and TV series from all countries and eras. In 1990, British computer programmer and movie fan Col Needham shared a Usenet post titled “Those Eyes” featuring actors with beautiful eyes, and it didn’t take long for it to become #1 in its field.
IMDb founder Col Nedhaam said in an interview in 2016 that he had watched 10000 movies. So I have compiled his ten favorite movies for you.

1) Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

IMDb: 7.4

Based on the novel by psychoanalyst Arthur Schnitzler, the film explores the themes of psychoanalysis and sexuality. When Dr. Bill Harford (Tom Cruise) learns about his wife’s(Nicole Kidman) hitherto hidden sexual desires, a new chapter opens in his life full of doubt, fear, and sexual discoveries. Although the movie is 2 hours and 45 minutes long, thanks to the masterful composition of the director (Stanley Kubrick), it makes the audience question marriage, fidelity, the life of Scientologists, and sexuality in a gripping way.

2) Bringing Up Baby (1938)

IMDb: 8

David Huxley is a mild-mannered paleoanthropologist. But his job has become stressful. A brontosaurus is trying to complete the skeleton, but one bone is missing. On the one hand, he wants to end his long relationship with his lover, Alice, through marriage. On the other hand, he has to influence Elizabeth Random to donate 1 million dollars to the museum. One day at a golf lesson, he meets a woman named Susan Vance. Susan is a free-spirited and lively woman whose demeanor attracts David’s attention. Meanwhile, her older brother, Mark Baby, sends Susan a leopard from Brazil. He must give it to his aunt Elizabeth Random. Susan, who thinks David is a zoologist, takes a liking to him and when she hears he is getting married, she does her best to keep him and things get complicated.

3) Touch Of Evil (1958)

IMDb: 8.1
American police inspector Ramon Miguel Vargas and his wife Susan travel to a Mexican border town to spend their honeymoon. But as soon as they arrive in town, a car is blown up when a bomb explodes underneath it, and Vargas realizes that even on his honeymoon he can’t stay out of trouble. Vargas, who contacts the local security forces to investigate the incident, finds one of the most dishonest cops in cinema history, Hank Quinlan. While investigating the murder, Vargas learns that Quinlan resorted to false evidence and that he himself was involved in this business, and he sets his mind to catching Quinlan red-handed as a solution. The movie, which went down in cinema history with its opening sequence, quickly became a cult and became one of the masterpieces of the film noir genre.

4) Vertigo – Fear of Death (1958)

IMDb: 8.3
Adapted from the 1954 novel D’entre les morts, written by French writers Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac, Alfred Hitchcock directed the film, starring James Stewart, Kim Novak and Barbara Bel Geddes. Vertigo was selected as one of the “culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant” films by the Library of Congress in 1989 and decided to be preserved in the US National Film Registry.

5) North By Northwest – The Secret Service (1959)

IMDb: 8.3
The Secret Agency is a 1959 American thriller film. Originally named North by Northwest, the film was released in cinemas in Turkey on January 13, 1962. Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint played the lead roles in the film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. North by Northwest was selected as one of the “culturally, historically and aesthetically significant” films by the Library of Congress in 1995 and decided to be preserved in the US National Film Registry.

6) Double Indemnity – Double Indemnity (1944)

IMDb: 8.3
Double Indemnity is a Billy Wilder-made movie that draws attention with its clever screenplay and successful editing. Drawing on the dimensions of human greed for money, the film deals with the difficult situation insurer Neff finds himself in after meeting a dangerous woman, Phyllis, during a routine car insurance visit. Making plans to kill her husband, Phyliss tries to include Neff in her plan with an offer to split the money she will get from the insurance. Although he does not accept it at first, the insurer, who is attracted to the attractiveness of the woman and the money, accepts the plan; however, every plan is doomed to suffer unforeseen disruptions.

7) Aliens – Return of the Creature (1986)

IMDb: 8.4

Lieutenant Ellen Ripley, the only survivor of Nostromo, is awakened from half a century of deep sleep and brought into the world. Meanwhile, he learns that the planet where they found the creatures was later colonized and people live. The colony in question has not been heard from for some time, and Ripley goes with a team of expert commandos to destroy the creatures and save the survivors. The movie directed by James Cameron is one of the most watched science fiction movies.

8) Seven – Seven (1995)

IMDb: 8.6
Seven is a Hollywood thriller from a screenplay by Andrew Kevin Walker, about a serial killer who murders those who have committed the 7 deadly sins of Christianity with his own brutal methods, and the efforts of two police detectives after him. A city with constant rain, musty tones, and scenes shot in dark places are shown among the classics of cinema. Made in 1995, the film was directed by David Fincher and starred Brad Pitt , Morgan Freeman and Gwyneth Paltrow.

9) Inception – The Beginning (2010)

IMDb: 8.8
Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a very skilled thief. His specialty is to extract and steal valuable secrets from the depths of the subconscious during dreaming, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare dexterity has made him a sought-after player in the dangerous new world of corporate espionage. However, it also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he loved. Cobb is presented with an opportunity to get out of his situation. One last job that could give him his life back; if he can complete the impossible start…

10) Pulp Fiction – Pulp Fiction (1994)

IMDb: 8.9
Pulp Fiction is a 1994 cult film directed by Quentin Tarantino and co-written with Roger Avary. Pulp Fiction was nominated for 7 Oscars, including Best Picture, and won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. It is also the recipient of the Palme d’Or, the best film award at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. 7th in IMDB’s list of the best movies of all time, with a score of 8.9 after 1.2 million votes. is in line.

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