Johnny Depp, The Dark Knight and Lost head IMDb’s most-searched lists

Movie database website reveals its top searches of the past ten years for film stars, films and TV shows

Online film resource the Internet Movie Database has marked ten years of its IMDbPro service by releasing a series of lists detailing its most popular searches of the past decade.


Johnny Depp emerged as the most searched-for actor in the database over the past ten years, ahead of Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Tom Cruise, while The Dark Knight topped the film list.

Christopher Nolan’s Batman film was followed by Donnie Darko, Pulp Fiction and various instalments of the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter franchises.

The third of Nolan’s Batman movies, The Dark Knight Rises, was named the site’s most anticipated in-production film, in front of Men in Black III, The Dictator and GI Joe: Retaliation.

Lost emerged at the site’s most popular TV search, ahead of House, Grey’s Anatomy and Heroes in a list populated exclusively by US TV properties.

Below are IMDb’s all-decade lists in full:

Top Ten Stars of the Last Ten Years*
1. Johnny Depp
2. Brad Pitt
3. Angelina Jolie
4. Tom Cruise
5. Natalie Portman
6. Christian Bale
7. Scarlett Johansson
8. Jennifer Aniston
9. Keira Knightley

10. Emma Watson

*Highest average IMDbPro STARmeter ranking over the last ten years.

Top Ten Films of the Last Ten Years*
1. The Dark Knight
2. Donnie Darko
3. Pulp Fiction
4. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
5. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
6. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
8. Twilight
9. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

10. The Godfather

*Highest average IMDbPro MOVIEmeter ranking over the last ten years.

Top Ten TV Series of the Last Ten Years*
1. Lost
2. House M.D.
3. Grey’s Anatomy
4. Heroes
5. How I Met Your Mother
6. 24
7. Glee
8. True Blood
9. Dexter

10. Gossip Girl

*Highest average ranking over the last ten years.

Top Ten Most Anticipated In-Production Movies*
1. The Dark Knight Rises
2. Men in Black III
3. The Dictator
4. G.I. Joe: Retaliation
5. The Expendables 2
6. Battleship
7. The Avengers
8. Rock of Ages
9. The Hunger Games

10. Prometheus


*Highest average IMDbPRo MOVIEmeter rank of all films currently in production.