Inception is the highest-rated movie of the decade on IMDb

Inception is the highest-rated movie of the decade on IMDb

Christopher Nolan's mindbending action movie Inception has officially been named the highest-rated movie of the decade according to the Internet Movie Database.

The IMDB Top 250 list is a list of the movies that have resonated best with the general public. Currently, as of Saturday, December 14, The Shawshank Redemption is rated number one, with The Godfather and The Godfather Part II close behind.

The cast of Inception. Credit: PA Images

No films from the last decade have made their way onto the top ten (the latest being the classic superhero movie The Dark Knight), but Christopher Nolan's 2013 masterpiece Inception has come closest, clocking in at number 13.

However, closely following this in the rating battle is Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix - hailed as an instant classic after its release in October 2019. But Nolan has another two spots on the list this decade, with Interstellar and The Dark Knight Rises, although his WWII war movie Dunkirk didn't make it - despite being nominated for eight Oscars.

Behind Nolan, the director with the second most movies on the list from the last decade Martin Scorsese, with his movies Shutter Island, The Wolf of Wall Street and most recently The Irishman.

Watch the iconic trailer for Inception below: 

Interestingly, despite the fact that they routinely dominate the box-office, only three movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe made the list: Avengers: Endgame and Infinity War were 58th and 61st respectively, with the original Guardians of the Galaxy on the shortlist at 246th.

Furthermore, a number of other critically acclaimed movies from the last decade are also absent from the Top 250, such as Get Out, The Shape of Water, The Social Network and Black Swan.

Director Christopher Nolan. Credit: PA Images

However, it seems as though the 2010s have been much more of a triumph when it comes to television, with HBO's 2019 miniseries Chernobyl now the top-rated TV show on IMDB.