Wizard of Oz Tops The Top 20 Most Influential Films According to Science


Lead researcher Dr Livio Bioglio said: 'We propose an alternative method to box office takings, which are affected by factors beyond the quality of the film such as advertising and distribution, and reviews, which are ultimately subjective, for analysing the success of a film.

'We have developed an algorithm that uses references between movies as a measure for success, and which can also be used to evaluate the career of directors, actors and actresses, by considering their participation in top-scoring movies.'

Applying the algorithm to actors instead of movies, Samuel L. Jackson, Clint Eastwood and Tom Cruise were ranked the top three.


WHAT ARE THE TOP 20 FILMS OF ALL TIME ACCORDING TO SCIENCE?

1. The Wizard of Oz (1939) 

2. Star Wars (1977) 

3. Psycho (1960) 

4. King Kong (1933) 

5. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)  

6. Metropolis (1927) 

7. Citizen Kane (1941) 

8. The Birth of a Nation (1915) 

9. Frankenstein (1931)

10. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) 

11. Casablanca (1942) 

12. Dracula (1931) 

13. The Godfather (1972) 

14. Jaws (1975) 

15. Nosferatu, eine Symphonie... (1922) 

16. The Searchers (1956) 

17. Cabiria (1914) 

18. Dr. Strangelove or: How I...(1964) 

19. Gone with the Wind (1939)

20. Battleship Potemkin (1925)


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