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IMDb Releases Top Ten List of Most Popular Cannes Competition Films, Quentin Tarantino Dominates

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood May 15, 2013 at 12:23PM

As the Cannes Film Festival gets underway today, IMDb has released its list of the 10 most popular films to have been screened in competition for the Palme d'Or, based on user votes. Unsurprisingly, Quentin Tarantino makes a good showing on the list, dominating in the top three spots with 1994's "Pulp Fiction" 2009's "Inglourious Basterds" and 2005's "Sin City" (for which he's credited as "special guest director" following Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez).
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Uma Thurman in "Pulp Fiction"
Miramax Uma Thurman in "Pulp Fiction"

As the Cannes Film Festival gets underway today, IMDb has released its list of the 10 most popular films to have been screened in competition for the Palme d'Or, based on user votes. Unsurprisingly, Quentin Tarantino makes a good showing on the list, dominating in the top three spots with 1994's "Pulp Fiction" 2009's "Inglourious Basterds" and 2005's "Sin City" (for which he's credited as "special guest director" following Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez). 

Since this is a popularity vote, "Shrek" lands a spot above "Taxi Driver."

Top 10 Most Popular Cannes Films

1. Pulp Fiction (dir. Quentin Tarantino, 1994)

2. Inglourious Basterds (dir. Quentin Tarantino, 2009)

3. Sin City (dirs. Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino 2005)

4. No Country for Old Men (dirs. Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007)

5. Shrek (2001, dir. Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson)

6. Taxi Driver (dir. Martin Scorsese, 1976)

7. El laberinto del fauno (Pan's Labyrinth) (dir. Guillermo del Toro, 2006)

8. Apocalypse Now (dir. Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

9. Drive (dir. Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011)

10. L.A. Confidential (dir. Curtis Hanson, 1997)


Meanwhile, Daniel Walber over at Film.com has ranked all 66 Palme d'Or winners from worst to best, with Jerry Schatzberg's "Scarecrow" and David Lynch's "Wild at Heart" undeservedly placed as some of the worst entries.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.