The film beat other well-known movie titles, like 'The Dark Knight' (9 stars) and 'The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King' (8.9 stars), to the top spot.
American film The Shawshank Redemption, which is based on the novella by Stephen King, is the highest-rated film worldwide with an IMDb rating of 9.2 stars, according to a research conducted by Amberscript.
The film beat other well-known movie titles, like British film The Dark Knight (9 stars) and The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King (8.9 stars), to the top spot.
Other highly rated films on the list include Mirror Game (2016) from Bangladesh with 9.1 stars, Zana (2019) from Kosovo with 9.1 stars and Aloko Udapadi (2017) from Sri Lanka with 9 stars.
Using data from the IMDb website, Amber Script sought to find out the most popular film to come out of each country. The site’s search option enables you to filter film titles by country to see a list of all films produced, filmed or credited in that location.
Only films with a minimum of 1,000 votes were considered, bringing the total number of locations considered to 130. Amberscript then sorted the movies by the number of public votes on IMDb. The film with the highest rating for each country was taken as their highest-rated movie. The data was collected between September 29 and October 1, 2020.
Drama films make up the majority of the top-rated movies around the world, 49 to be exact, which works out to be almost four in 10 movies, Amberscript research revealed. Drama is followed closely by comedy (19) and biographies (15). No horror movies featured on the list.
In terms of genre, the most popular action films are The Dark Knight (2008) with 9 stars, The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King (2003) and Seven Samurai (1956) with 8.6 stars.
The most popular adventure films include Interstellar (2014) from Canada with 8.6 stars, Mudras Calling (2018) from Myanmar with 8.5 stars and Fitzcarraldo (1982) from Peru with 8.1 stars.
The most popular comedy films are Parasite (2019) from South Korea with 8.6 stars, 3 Idiots (2009, India), When I Grow Up, I’ll Be A Kangaroo (2004, Serbia) with 8.4 stars and Underground (1995, Czech Republic, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Hungary), and Black Cat, White Cat (1998, Greece) with 8.1 stars.