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Poll: Best Movie on IMDb Top 250's Shadow List

Most of these movies spent the majority of the past twenty years listed on the IMDb Movie Top 250. Despite, their lengthy stays as fixtures in the IMDb Top 250 these movies have been replaced by newer, more popular, more worldly and higher rated options in recent years. The Shadow 100 is comprised of movies that have disappeared from the IMDb Top 250 but have been on it the longest. Given the IMDb Top 250's eligible movies pool growth, its widening international scope, its higher inclusion thresholds and the nature of voting for movies: The likelihood of any of these movies reclaiming a Top 250 spot is slim.

Which select Shadow 100 movie* not currently listed in the IMDb Top 250, but formerly a long time IMDb Top 250 member, would you rate the highest? * listed in order of IMDb Top 250 recurrence, Source: IMDb Movie Top 250 Shadow 100

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    Strangers on a Train (1951)

    Highest IMDb Top 250 Rank: 78 (on 12 April 1999)

    Last IMDb Top 250 Appearance: 28 April 2017

    Shadow Rank: 1 out 100 98%+ (As of 10 August 2017)

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    High Noon (1952)

    Highest IMDb Top 250 Rank: 78 (on 01 June 2003)

    Last IMDb Top 250 Appearance: 10 September 2016

    Shadow Rank: 2 out 100 93%+ (As of 10 August 2017)

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    Notorious (1946)

    Highest IMDb Top 250 Rank: 77 (on 30 December 1998)

    Last IMDb Top 250 Appearance: 11 May 2016

    Shadow Rank: 3 out 100 90%+ (As of 10 August 2017)

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    Roman Holiday (1953)

    Highest IMDb Top 250 Rank: 89 (on 26 April 1996)

    Last IMDb Top 250 Appearance: 15 November 2016

    Shadow Rank: 4 out 100 89%+ (As of 10 August 2017)

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    The Night of the Hunter (1955)

    Highest IMDb Top 250 Rank: 103 (on 16 November 1999)

    Last IMDb Top 250 Appearance: 07 May 2016

    Shadow Rank: 5 out 100 89%+ (As of 10 August 2017)

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    The Graduate (1967)

    Highest IMDb Top 250 Rank: 60 (on 20 August 1998)

    Last IMDb Top 250 Appearance: 14 February 2016

    Shadow Rank: 6 out 100 87%+ (As of 10 August 2017)

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    Sin City (2005)

    Highest IMDb Top 250 Rank: 57 (on 15 April 2006)

    Last IMDb Top 250 Appearance: 17 March 2017

    Shadow Rank: 7 out 100 87%+ (As of 10 August 2017)

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    The Big Sleep (1946)

    Highest IMDb Top 250 Rank: 90 (on 30 December 1998)

    Last IMDb Top 250 Appearance: 28 September 2015

    Shadow Rank: 8 out 100 85%+ (As of 10 August 2017)

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    The Hustler (1961)

    Highest IMDb Top 250 Rank: 136 (on 03 May 2003)

    Last IMDb Top 250 Appearance: 10 December 2015

    Shadow Rank: 9 out 100 85%+ (As of 10 August 2017)

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    The Killing (1956)

    Highest IMDb Top 250 Rank: 123 (on 18 May 2006)

    Last IMDb Top 250 Appearance: 07 February 2016

    Shadow Rank: 10 out 100 82%+ (As of 10 August 2017)

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    The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

    Highest IMDb Top 250 Rank: 44 (on 1 August 1999)

    Last IMDb Top 250 Appearance: 09 January 2014

    Shadow Rank: 14 out 100 71%+ (As of 10 August 2017)

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    The Wild Bunch (1969)

    Highest IMDb Top 250 Rank: 121 (on 22 January 1997))

    Last IMDb Top 250 Appearance: 03 January 2014

    Shadow Rank: 15 out 100 71%+ (As of 10 August 2017)

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    A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

    Highest IMDb Top 250 Rank: 114 (on 12 April 1999)

    Last IMDb Top 250 Appearance: 14 February 2016

    Shadow Rank: 16 out 100 71%+ (As of 10 August 2017)

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    The Exorcist (1973)

    Highest IMDb Top 250 Rank: 136 (on 03 November 2001)

    Last IMDb Top 250 Appearance: 08 January 2014

    Shadow Rank: 17 out 100 71%+ (As of 10 August 2017)

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    All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

    Highest IMDb Top 250 Rank: 113 (on 08 May 2005)

    Last IMDb Top 250 Appearance: 20 December 2013

    Shadow Rank: 18 out 100 70%+ (As of 10 August 2017)

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    Manhattan (1979)

    Highest IMDb Top 250 Rank: 72 (on 07 November 1997)

    Last IMDb Top 250 Appearance: 05 August 2013

    Shadow Rank: 19 out 100 68%+ (As of 10 August 2017)

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    Mystic River (2003)

    Highest IMDb Top 250 Rank: 119 (on 12 June 2004)

    Last IMDb Top 250 Appearance: 15 November 2013

    Shadow Rank: 20 out 100 66%+ (As of 10 August 2017)

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    Big Fish (2003)

    Highest IMDb Top 250 Rank: 138 (on 13 December 2004)

    Last IMDb Top 250 Appearance: 3 January 2014

    Shadow Rank: 23 out 100 60%+ (As of 10 August 2017)

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    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

    Highest IMDb Top 250 Rank: 125 (on 9 May 2005)

    Last IMDb Top 250 Appearance: 24 May 2016

    Shadow Rank: 24 out 100 60%+ (As of 10 August 2017)

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    The Incredibles (2004)

    Highest IMDb Top 250 Rank: 65 (on 20 October 2005)

    Last IMDb Top 250 Appearance: 01 May 2012

    Shadow Rank: 38 out 100 50%+ (As of 10 August 2017)

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    King Kong (1933)

    Highest IMDb Top 250 Rank: 182 (on 27 April 2007)

    Last IMDb Top 250 Appearance: 14 December 2012

    Shadow Rank: 41 out 100 49%+ (As of 10 August 2017)

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    Spartacus (1960)

    Highest IMDb Top 250 Rank: 141 (on 1 December 2001))

    Last IMDb Top 250 Appearance: 27 October 2010

    Shadow Rank: 49 out 100 45%+ (As of 10 August 2017)

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    Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

    Highest IMDb Top 250 Rank: 179 (on 1 December 2001)

    Last IMDb Top 250 Appearance: 12 November 2010

    Shadow Rank: 52 out 100 44%+ (As of 10 August 2017)

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    The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

    Highest IMDb Top 250 Rank: 117 (on 3 October 1997)

    Last IMDb Top 250 Appearance: 15 March 2010

    Shadow Rank: 55 out 100 41%+ (As of 10 August 2017)

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    In the Heat of the Night (1967)

    Highest IMDb Top 250 Rank: 173 (on 12 April 1999)

    Last IMDb Top 250 Appearance: 31 October 2013

    Shadow Rank: 57 out 100 40%+ (As of 10 August 2017)

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    The Avengers (2012)

    Highest IMDb Top 250 Rank: 25 (on 08 May 2012)

    Last IMDb Top 250 Appearance: 6 November 2016

    Shadow Rank: 62 out 100 37%+ (As of 10 August 2017)

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    The Searchers (1956)

    Highest IMDb Top 250 Rank: 90 (on 18 October 2002)

    Last IMDb Top 250 Appearance: 03 November 2013

    Shadow Rank: 72 out 100 32%+ (As of 10 August 2017)