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Here are the 20 most divisive Hollywood movies, according to critics

News Agencies | Updated on: 25 November 2017, 12:42 IST

There are many films that split audiences quite literally.

Recent example being Darren Aronofsky's 'mother,' the Jennifer Lawrence-starring psychological horror that saw some critics awarded five-stars and others just one.

According to the Independent, a leading entertainment website some research using reviews aggregator Metacritic to scientifically work out the world's most critically divisive films.

The research has taken date from 9516 films, gathering details from 190,000 reviews by at least 842 named critics.

And the winner is..

Lars von Trier's 'Melancholia' topped the list, and the list included movies like 'The Neon Demon' and 'mother!' lingering around the top.

Cult hits 'Sin City' and 'The Hateful Eight' also make the top ten, though perhaps more surprisingly Christopher Nolan's Inception comes in at number 5.

Nolan's 'The Dark Knight Rises' also scores surprisingly high for divisiveness, it's number 39 on the top 50 list, while 'Star Wars episode III: Revenge of the Sith' clocked in at number 27.

Here are the top 20 most-divisive movies, according to critics:

1. 'Melancholia'

2. 'The Counselor'

3. 'Sin City'

4. 'The Neon Demon'

5. 'Inception'

6. 'The Hateful Eight'

7. '21 Grams'

8. 'Youth'

9. 'Under the Skin'

10. 'Somewhere'

11. 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

12. 'The Passion of Christ'

13. 'Savages'

14. 'To the Wonder'

15. 'I Heart Huckabees'

16. S'pring Breakers'

17. 'Nimphomaniac: Volume 1'

18. 'mother!'

19. 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close'

20. 'A Million Ways to Die the West'


First published: 25 November 2017, 12:42 IST