"Inception," Johnny Depp hits with IMDB.com users

Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:20am EST
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Inception" really got into the minds of users at IMDB.com.

The movie database website on Monday released its annual list of top 25 films and top 25 stars of 2010, as determined by its users' search behavior, votes and rankings.

"Inception," the Leonardo DiCaprio sci-fi thriller that tells of a group of people who investigate corporate secrets by entering the minds of others, was picked as the top movie of 2010 by IMDB visitors.

Three cartoons filled out top five, including "Toy Story 3" at No. 2, "How to Train Your Dragon" at No. 4 and "Tangled" at No. 5. "The Social Network," a drama about the early days of Facebook, came in at No. 3.

Johnny Depp, in theaters this year with "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Tourist," was the top star.

"Our 100 million unique users every month give us a broad selection" on the list, said Colin Needham, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com-owned IMDB.

The kids action flick "Kick-Ass," which failed to deliver commercially on media hype and good reviews, ranked at No. 6.

"This is one way IMDB can help users discover films that they may not otherwise have known about," said Needham. "We are great at being able to highlight films for users independent of box office success."

Rounding out the top 10 were "Shutter Island" at No. 7; "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1" at No. 8; another critically admired box office dud, "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," at No. 9; and "The Town" at No. 10   Continued...