Highest Rated

Results of the 2004 Ratings Ballot

 

Each year, Cosmo voters are asked to fill out a separate Ratings Ballot to measure the popularity of each film, including those that did not receive nominations in any categories. This ballot is used to issue awards in three additional categories: Most Watched, Highest Rated, and Most Popular. It should be noted, however, that not every voter completes their Ratings Ballot, and as a result, it may seem that a film may receive category nominations even if the results of the Rating Ballot imply that no one actually saw it. In these situations, the voters who nominated it very likely did not complete their Ratings Ballot.

The average rating is meant to show the general reaction of the voters to the film. Individual voters may disagree (we have seen films receive a 10 from one voter and a 1 from another), but the average will reflect the general sense of the voters. But if there are too few voters, the accuracy of the rating goes out the window. For that reason, films must receive ratings from at least 25% of the voters in order to be ranked and considered for the honor of "Highest Rated."

Of the films seen by at least 25% of the voters, Touching the Void - a film that received no nominations - scored a perfect 10.0 average and was named Highest Rated.

Only the films that received ratings are ranked. Films that received fewer than 25% of ratings are included at the end.

 

Rank
Film
Average Rating
% of Voters Who Saw
Popularity Index

1

Touching the Void

10.00

29%

286

2

Hotel Rwanda

9.67

43%

414

3

Finding Neverland

9.33

43%

400

4

Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut

9.25

57%

529

5

Fahrenheit 9/11

9.00

71%

643

5

House of Flying Daggers

9.00

29%

257

5

Million Dollar Baby

9.00

57%

514

8

The Aviator

8.67

43%

371

8

Mean Creek

8.67

43%

371

8

Ray

8.67

43%

371

11

The Door in the Floor

8.50

57%

486

12

The Incredibles

8.33

86%

714

13

Closer

8.25

57%

471

13

Shaun of the Dead

8.25

57%

471

15

A Home at the End of the World

8.20

71%

586

15

Spider-Man 2

8.20

71%

586

17

Collateral

8.00

29%

229

17

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

8.00

100%

800

17

Garden State

8.00

86%

686

17

Vera Drake

8.00

29%

229

21

Sideways

7.75

57%

443

22

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

7.67

86%

657

22

Saved!

7.67

86%

657

22

Touch of Pink

7.67

43%

329

25

After the Sunset

7.50

29%

214

25

The Dreamers

7.50

57%

429

25

Love Me If You Dare

7.50

29%

214

25

Napoleon Dynamite

7.50

29%

214

25

The Notebook

7.50

29%

214

25

Secret Window

7.50

29%

214

25

Stage Beauty

7.50

29%

214

25

Straight-Jacket

7.50

29%

214

33

Shrek 2

7.43

100%

743

34

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

7.40

71%

529

35

Meet the Fockers

7.33

43%

314

35

The Village

7.33

43%

314

36

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

7.20

71%

514

37

Mean Girls

7.17

86%

614

38

Bad Education

7.00

29%

200

38

Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle

7.00

43%

300

38

HellBent

7.00

29%

200

38

Kill Bill Vol. 2

7.00

57%

400

38

Latter Days

7.00

43%

300

38

Team America: World Police

7.00

29%

200

45

The Ladykillers

6.67

43%

286

45

Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism

6.67

43%

286

45

Super Size Me

6.67

43%

286

48

Cellular

6.50

29%

186

48

Ella Enchanted

6.50

57%

371

48

Testosterone

6.50

29%

186

48

Trekkies 2

6.50

29%

186

48

Welcome to Mooseport

6.50

29%

186

48

Wimbledon

6.50

29%

186

54

The Grudge

6.40

71%

457

54

I Heart Huckabees

6.40

71%

457

54

The Manchurian Candidate

6.40

71%

457

57

Eating Out

6.33

43%

271

57

The Terminal

6.33

43%

271

59

The Bourne Supremacy

6.25

57%

357

59

De-Lovely

6.25

57%

357

59

The Forgotten

6.25

57%

357

63

Alexander

6.00

29%

171

63

Alien vs. Predator

6.00

29%

171

63

Grande Ecole

6.00

43%

257

63

Troy

6.00

71%

429

66

Hellboy

5.80

71%

414

67

Shark Tale

5.75

57%

329

68

13 Going on 30

5.67

43%

243

68

King Arthur

5.67

43%

243

68

The Phantom of the Opera

5.67

43%

243

71

Eurotrip

5.60

71%

400

72

A Cinderella Story

5.50

29%

157

72

Coffee and Cigarettes

5.50

29%

157

72

DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

5.50

57%

314

72

Ned Kelly

5.50

57%

314

72

Saw

5.50

29%

157

72

Sugar

5.50

29%

157

72

Without a Paddle

5.50

29%

157

79

Alfie

5.33

43%

229

79

I, Robot

5.33

43%

229

81

Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!

5.17

86%

443

82

50 First Dates

5.00

57%

286

82

The Butterfly Effect

5.00

29%

143

82

The Chronicles of Riddick

5.00

29%

143

82

National Treasure

5.00

43%

214

86

Connie and Carla

4.75

57%

271

88

The Day After Tomorrow

4.67

86%

400

89

Dawn of the Dead

4.50

29%

129

90

Along Came Polly

4.33

43%

186

90

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

4.33

43%

186

90

Starsky & Hutch

4.33

43%

186

92

Around the World in 80 Days

4.00

43%

171

93

The Stepford Wives

3.80

71%

271

94

Van Helsing

3.25

57%

186

 

Films Without Sufficient Ratings

A handful of films were rated by so few watchers that their averages are not considered to be an accurate gauge. Here are the films rated by less than 25% of the ballots:

 

Film
Average Rating
% of Voters Who Saw
Popularity Index

Before Sunset

10.00

14%

143

Dogville

10.00

14%

143

The Story of Weeping Camel

10.00

14%

143

Hero

9.00

14%

129

Shaolin Soccer

9.00

14%

129

Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer

8.00

14%

114

Being Julia

8.00

14%

114

Blade: Trinity

8.00

14%

114

A Dirty Shame

8.00

14%

114

Good Bye Lenin!

8.00

14%

114

Kinsey

8.00

14%

114

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

8.00

14%

114

Man on Fire

8.00

14%

114

A Very Long Engagement

8.00

14%

114

The Woodsman

8.00

14%

114

Adored: Diary of a Porn Star

7.00

14%

100

Intermission

7.00

14%

100

The Last Shot

7.00

14%

100

Laws of Attraction

7.00

14%

100

Little Black Book

7.00

14%

100

Maria Full of Grace

7.00

14%

100

Ocean's Twelve

7.00

14%

100

P.S.

7.00

14%

100

The Punisher

7.00

14%

100

Spanglish

7.00

14%

100

Taking Lives

7.00

14%

100

The United States of Leland

7.00

14%

100

Wicker Park

7.00

14%

100

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

6.00

14%

86

Catwoman

6.00

14%

86

The Clearing

6.00

14%

86

Friday Night Lights

6.00

14%

86

Games People Play: New York

6.00

14%

86

The Girl Next Door

6.00

14%

86

The Prince & Me

6.00

14%

86

Raising Helen

6.00

14%

86

Resident Evil: Apocalypse

6.00

14%

86

Twist

6.00

14%

86

Vanity Fair

6.00

14%

86

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

5.00

14%

71

First Daughter

5.00

14%

71

The Flight of the Phoenix

5.00

14%

71

Jersey Girl

5.00

14%

71

The Princess Diaries 2

5.00

14%

71

A Day Without a Mexican

4.00

14%

57

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights

4.00

14%

57

Exorcist: The Beginning

4.00

14%

57

Garfield: The Movie

4.00

14%

57

Hidalgo

4.00

14%

57

Open Water

4.00

14%

57

Sleepover

4.00

14%

57

Young Adam

4.00

14%

57

The Whole Ten Yards

3.00

14%

43

Stephen King's Riding the Bullet

2.00

14%

29

 
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