For years, Crash, which even director Paul Haggis thinks shouldn’t have won Best Picture, was the most frequently rented movie on Netflix, because of a strange set of circumstances involving when it was released and also people having terrible taste. It may still be number one, but the only people who still get those envelopes in the mail are grandparents and Brendan Fraser fans.
So it’s definitely still number one.
The IMDb version of Crash is The Shawshank Redemption, which has topped the Top 250 chart, “as voted by IMDb Users,” for about as long as the database has been around. People love themselves some freedom crawls (especially when it’s on TNT in the afternoon), and also Leonardo DiCaprio, based on IMDb’s “Top User-Rated Movies by Year” findings. To celebrate 25 years of conversations like “I think I saw her in an old episode of Roseanne, I’m going to look her up,” IMDb shared “the top 25 films from the last 25 years, as voted on by millions of IMDb users (The Shawshank Redemption alone has received more than 1.5 million votes),” according to Vanity Fair.