As voted by regular IMDb users. This list changes daily, as new data is entered. The list presented here was a snapshot of the rankings on June 5, 2014.
The formula for calculating the Top Rated 250 Titles gives a true Bayesian estimate:
weighted rating (WR) = (v ÷ (v+m)) × R + (m ÷ (v+m)) × C
•R = average for the movie (mean) = (Rating)
•v = number of votes for the movie = (votes)
•m = minimum votes required to be listed in the Top 250 (currently 25000)
•C = the mean vote across the whole report (currently 7.0)
For the Top 250, only votes from regular voters are considered.