indian movies in top 250

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Suddenly, about 20 movies from India invaded the top 250. Until now, IMDb was controlling this absurd overrating of indian movies (coming from ratings given only by indian viewers), including only a few of these movies on the top 250. Now, apparently IMDb is not counting only ratings from regular users anymore, and top 250 is no longer a reliable list. Please, IMDb. Care for credibility. There are good indian movies, but the top 250 is a global list, originated by ratings given from users around the world, and it is not good that movies rated only by people of one country make it to the list. Thanks and sorry for my poor english. 
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Angelo Pilla

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Posted 4 years ago

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I don't respect IMDb and this list any more. This is so ridiculous. Fix this issue and get your system back!

Gangs of Wasseypur is at #64
Hahahaha. So funny.

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Phil Leguichard

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IMDb had better fix this, or their list will lose a great deal of its integrity. I made it a mission to watch all 250 films on the list, and accomplished that last October. But now.......what motivation should I have to watch that many campy Bollywood flicks?
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Phil Leguichard

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Indian Movies have hijacked the Top 250.

It happened literally overnight. Suddenly a dozen or so Indian films have blitzed the Top 250 Movies list. Now I don't mean to sound judgmental, but the majority of Indian movies I've seen of the ones on the list are an embarrassment to the list and to IMDb in general. Most of these movies receive the majority of their votes from "automatic 10-voters" who award ratings of 10 stars indiscriminately. Something really should be done about it, since I care a lot about the integrity of this the point where I at one point had seen all 250 films on it.
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IMDb trying to block  'indian' movies actually prevented a few good recent movies from making the Top250 including PK, Airlift, Kahaani, Drishyam and from 2008, A Wednesday..all deserved of a top250 spot apart from the perennial 2 (taare zameen par and 3 idiots)..i see 3 of the 5 are now on the list, its unfortunate it will be removed..IMDb needs to come up with a better method of calculation..not every movie is 'bloated' with fake votes, some are actually good
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Official Response
As documented on our site, the Top Rated chart is based on weighted average user ratings calculated via a mechanism that also includes various countermeasures against vote stuffing and other remedies against attempted vote manipulartion. This is one of the reasons why there is sometimes a discrepancy between the user rating displayed on a film's page and the user rating shown in the Top Rated chart for the same title.

Unfortunately, due to a glitch introduced in a recent software update, the current list includes titles and rankings that should not be featured in the Top Rated movie chart. We are aware of the problem and we are working to address it so that next time the chart is generated and published it will not include any incorrect or ineligible entries.

Thanks for your patience while we work on resolving this problem.