I keep a regular check on the IMDB Top 250 to see if any new movies have made it to the elite list. Today I noticed that both Godfather and Shawshank Redemption have got the same weighted rating of 9.1
(I am not sure it was the same few months back, I guess Shawshank had a mean rating of 9 I believe)
Even though Shawshank has more number of votes (296,165 vs 250,516) compared to Godfather, its still placed at No 2.
I had a look at the formula used by IMDB
I am not sure if 9.1 is the weighted rating or the average rating (R). Irrespective of that, with the 50k vote difference and the above formula, I thought that Shawshank should have been placed at No 1 ?
I have no complaints on Godfather being No 1, I am just wondering as to what is preventing IMDB from placing Shawshank at the top ?
Either I am not doing the math right or IMDB feels that Shawshank is not in the same class as Godfather 🙂 What do you guys think ?