Poll: Movies Based on Booker Prize Winning Novels
A poll by Dibyayan_Chakravorty
Results of 1,167 votes:
Schindler's List (1993)
Life of Pi (2012)
The English Patient (1996)
The Remains of the Day (1993)
Midnight's Children (2012)
The Sea (2013)
Last Orders (2001)
Oscar and Lucinda (1997)
Heat and Dust (1983)
Staying on (1980)
Favourite Film Directed By Ang Lee
Which one of these is your favorite film directed by Ang Lee ? Discuss Here
Best 'Picaresque' Movie
The picaresque novel is a literary genre that can be summed up as "fictional autobiography" (or fictionalized). It depicts the adventures of a hero (generally a sympathetic outsider) whose fate primarily depends on his own wits but also on various encounters and strikes of luck, sometimes bad. Told in first person, there's no real plot, rather a series of disconnected episodes since the 'picaro' can't maintain a social status or hold a job for a long time. There's little character development personality-wise, as the essence of the "picaro" is to remain a picaro, it's the world around him that changes and its depiction always carries an element of satire that makes the story captivating and relevant. All the following movies present at least some, if not all, diverse characteristics of the 'picaresque' genre. Which of the following 'picaresque' movies is your favorite? After voting, you may discuss the list here
Thomas Newman's Best Scores
We have now had polls rating the best musical scores on film by composers John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, and James Horner. In continuing this study of modern composers, let's examine Thomas Newman. Newman has been composing for over 30 years and has over 100 credits and 12 Oscar nominations, yet tragically no Oscar wins. This is a list of films that Thomas Newman composed the score for. Selection is taken from his awards-nominated work, his highest grossing films, and his otherwise highly regarded scores. From this list, which film has your favorite Newman musical score? Discuss this here
Movie Quotes That Best Describes the Shutting Down of IMDb's Message Boards
20th February 2017, will mark a significant move of this site: IMDB will no longer have message boards. So... This is it - ground zero. Would you like to say a few words to mark the occasion? Discuss here
Your Favorite Live Action Animal-Related Movie
What is your favorite animal-related movie with real animals? (Only real animals -- no animation -- in Dramas, Biographies, Comedies and Romance.) After voting, please discuss here.
Favorite One Actor Film
These films feature one (significant) actor through most the film. Which is your favorite? Discuss the list here
The movies that are as good as the original books?
We all know some great movies are made from the books (or stories), but do we know are they so great in terms of the sources from which they were adapted? So, vote here for the movie that you think translated the best the intentions of the author of the original work. I chose book adaptations that have IMDB rating higher than 8, but you are free to suggest new movies that you think were as great as the books themselves. Discuss the list and add your suggestions here! P.S. The poll is sorted in alphabetical order, so not to make any movie "better" than the other. This would be simply your opinion on what do you think was really well adapted book or story.
Keyword Poll: Magical Realism
a style of writing, films, art, etc. that mostly represents life as it really is but with some events or features that are magical or supernatural– magical realism (Cambridge) Here are the top 25 highest rated feature films (with more than 1000 votes) with the IMDb keyword magical-realism. Which one do you think is the best combination of magic and realism? Discuss here after voting
Highest-Grossing Drama Films
Which of these top 25 highest-grossing non-animated drama films, as of July 2020, is your favorite? Discuss here [ Link: Top Lifetime Grosses - Worldwide ] Also vote for: ?? Highest-Grossing Comedy Films
Best use of 3D?
From the last ten years of 3D filmmaking, which film (in its 3D version) do you think has used the technology in the most creative way?
Each of the following films uses two or more languages. Which movie uses the changing languages to best effect, whether by creating authenticity, enhancing atmosphere, or other such uses? After voting, please feel free to discuss here. Vote in Part Two of this poll here. Note: The list only includes films with real (not fictional) languages, with at least 20,000 votes, and with at least a 7.0 rating
Pi Day: Pi vs. Pi vs. Pie
March 14 or 3-14 is designated as Pi Day in honor of the mathematical constant pi (?) whose first three digits are 3.14. Which of these related films do you like better? Discuss here.
Favorite Hollywood Movie That Was Shot in India
Which one of these Hollywood movies that was shot completely or partially in India is your favorite? Discuss the list here
If the World Ended Today... (2016 Edition)
As of 20/02/16, the below movies are the latest of the of the world's most acclaimed directors who are still working. If the world ended, then these films would become the swansong of their director's careers. Which do you think is the best movie? Discuss the list here
Movies featuring animal as the main topic or source of the problem. Which one do you think have the most interesting concept? Discuss your animal here
Movies With 11 Oscar Nominations
Which of these movies that earned exactly 11 nominations at the Oscars is the best? After voting, you may discuss the poll here. Also vote for: Movies With 12 Oscar Nominations | Movies With 13 Oscar Nominations | Movies With 14 Oscar Nominations
IMDb Keyword — Told in Flashback
Here are the top 25 feature films (by IMDb rating, minimum 25,000 votes) with the IMDb keyword told-in-flashback. Which film do you think is the best told story? Discuss here after voting
There have always been books which forced the impression to be unfilmable. But then some producers, directors, and writers came and showed that the stuff is not unfilmable. We all know that the 'Lord of the Rings' franchise was one of these "so-to-say" big unfilmable ideas, but at the end it became a highly acclaimed movie series. Which of these movies and tv-series that seemed to be unfilmable rocked it the most? (Or Which do you think will rock it the most? - For productions that are still not released.) Tell us here.
Imagine the same poster with another movie's title ...
(Inspired by hb's 'double features' poll) Imagine if we kept the same movie poster, but replaced the original title by one from another film. Which of these 35 combos would be the funniest? (Interesting fact, Presidents of the United States inspired many interesting options) Discuss here
Mayflies (Part 3)
Some new movies are popular and high ranked for a short time. These "mayflies" came in the IMDb Top 250 in the same year as its release, but now they are off the list. See Mayflies (Part 1) and Mayflies (Part 2) for the highest ranked and second highest ranked ex-Top 250 movies. This poll is about the third highest ranked "mayflies", but at this moment there isn't a third one for 2006, 2011 and 2017. Which "mayfly" (ex-Top 250 movie with release in the same year) deserves a come back in the current IMDb Top 250 list? You may discuss the poll here