RottenTomatoes has a top movies page. However, the ranking is based on the "Tomatometer" score. Instead, I would like the list of top movies by "audience" score. (Each movie has Tomatometer and audience scores.)

How can I rank movies by audience score on RottenTomatoes?

  • The API provides audience_score so some list should be possible and you can make up to 10,000 API calls per day.
    – Gareth
    Jun 4, 2013 at 22:09
  • @Gareth: Interesting.
    – Randomblue
    Jun 4, 2013 at 22:30

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There isn't an easy way to sort movies by audience score using the RottenTomatoes interface. However, as mentioned by @Gareth, audience_score is accessible through the Rotten Tomatoes API.

Obviously, in order to rank movies by audience_score you need to obtain the scores for a given set of movies and sort them appropriately. In "Rotten Tomatoes Audience Scores" on rawdust, the author created a python script to do this for the top_rentals list for the top 50 movies (this list is among the DVD Lists in the IO Docs and you could do the same using the list of top movies per the Box Office etc.).

The full python script is available here. (note: I'm not sure if it's "kosher" to cut and paste someone else's script in full here. If so, I'll edit appropriately).

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