Poll: The Show-Me State Movies
A poll by Hoekkie
Results of 439 votes:
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Gone Girl (2014)
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Winter's Bone (2010)
Paper Moon (1973)
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
Road House (1989)
Escape from New York (1981)
Up in the Air (2009)
The Abyss (1989)
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
Tom Sawyer (1973)
The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
You're Next (2011)
Fever Pitch (2005)
Kansas City (1996)
White Palace (1990)
One Night at McCool's (2001)
Ride with the Devil (1999)
What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
Child's Play 3 (1991)
The Game of Their Lives (2005)
Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (1987)
The Shepherd of the Hills (1941)
American Flyers (1985)
Jesse James (1939)
King of the Hill (1993)
In Cold Blood (1967)
The Informant! (2009)
Meet Bill (2007)
The St. Louis Bank Robbery (1959)
The Big Brass Ring (1999)
What's the scariest thing to come out the great state of Massachusetts?
What do you think is the scariest thing to come out of Massachusetts? http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/nest/223275427
Bloody Good Films
Have you ever noticed how many movies there are with blood in its name? Though many of these films vary in how they approach the violence we see on screen, they are all, along with their characters, the subject to some form of it. Which of these "blood" movies is your favorite? Stitch yourself up and discuss HERE.
Take Me Out to A Ball Game...
With Major League Baseball's 2014 Play-Offs and World Series running from 30 September through the end of October, which of these films, not all set in the "Big Leagues," do you think best captures the spirit of "America's Pasttime?" Take a swing here
Face-Off: Truman Capote vs. His Creation
Truman Capote wrote the "nonfiction novel" 'In Cold Blood' in the year 1966 about the murder of a Kansas farm family in their home. Which of these dramas do you find the most hard-hitting? Discuss the poll here
AFI's Top 10 Courtroom Drama
AFI defines “courtroom drama” as a genre of film in which a system of justice plays a critical role in the film’s narrative. Which of these films is your favorite "courtroom drama" film? Discuss here
R.I.P. Hal Holbrook (1925-2021)
This poll is made in memory of Emmy and Tony-winning actor, Hal Holbrook, who passed on January 23, 2021, at the age of 95. Which of these films and shows with Hal Holbrook is your favorite? Discuss here
Favorite Joseph Gordon-Levitt Film?
Of these films, which is your Favorite Joseph Gordon-Levitt work? This does not include his TV work, short films, voice work or video game work. Discuss this list at http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/flat/220211058?d=220211058#220211058.
The area of Niagara (which straddles upstate New York and Ontario in Canada) is known as the home of Niagara Falls, the largest waterfall on earth (by volume). It is a beautiful scenic view and has played the setting for some memorable films. Which of these films set in and around Niagara is your favorite? Discuss the list here
Favorite Dark Comedy Film of the 2000s?
According to Wikipedia, a dark comedy is a comic work that employs farce and morbid humor, which, in its simplest form, is humor that makes light of subject matter usually considered taboo. Which of these 35 modern dark comedies of the 2000s is your favorite? Discuss here
Memorable Execution Scenes
Which of these execution scenes is the most memorable? Discuss the list here!
A Novel Idea: C These Authors Titles
What is your favorite movie or TV series related to a novel by an author with a last name beginning with the letter "C?" After voting, please discuss here.
These movies have a different title in the U.K. than they do in the U.S. Which of these U.K. titles do you prefer? Discuss it here
Sherlock Is Up for Unsolved Murders
Murders are always disturbing; some have elements that are particularly violent, bloody, gruesome, and unsettling. But some are even worse than that, when they remain unsolved, leaving questions that lingered for decades afterward, as years passed without an arrest or even a credible suspect. There’s an undeniable feeling of extra chilling to your spine and adrenaline that comes from knowing such story of the murder crime really happened and still remain unsolved, meaning that the perpetrator may still out there right now and even might also contribute to vote this poll. Which of these unsolved cases do you want the most for Sherlock to be solved and get the truth behind them? “It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” ? Voltaire Investigate more here
The Passing of Scott Wilson
IMDb is saddened to report the death of perennial actor Scott Wilson from cancer at the age of 76. While many younger viewers will recognize him as Hershel, the one-legged farmer/father figure, on The Walking Dead (2010), Wilson had pivotal roles in many classic films and TV shows. His first part as a young thug in In the Heat of the Night (1967) was followed up the same year by a co-starring role as one of the two murderers of the Clutter family in In Cold Blood (1967). From then on Wilson had placed both feet firmly onto the road to Hollywood and his career continued for the next 50 years. In which role do you think Wilson did his best work? Want to talk about it? Click here!
Favorite Baseball Movie
What is your favorite baseball movie? Discuss the list here
The Sunflower State Movies
The Sunflower State is the official nickname of Kansas. In 1861 it became the 34th state of the United States of America. These movies have a connection with Kansas. It's a topic in the story or they are (partially) filmed in Kansas. Which movie (or movie poster) do you associate the most with Kansas? You may discuss the poll here Click here to vote for other States of America
Most Underrated 2000s Comedy Remake
The 2000s wasn't a particularly good decade for comedy remakes as they all have a rating below 6.5 on IMDb, Ocean's Eleven (2001) being the exception that confirms the rule. But maybe some of them were judged too hastily, unfairly compared to the original movies while every judgment is relative and maybe -remake or no remake- a movie should be judged on its own merit, and a comedy on how funny it is. So, which of these comedy remakes released in the 2000s do you find the most underrated? After voting, you might discuss the list here
Top 20 Villains Exit Lines
An opening line sets the tone, a final line makes the point. And since many villains (or evil protagonists) drive the film's narrative, it's all natural that their iconic lines come generally right at the end, before their demise, their pyrrhic victory or simply said, before they leave the screen. Pathetic or poignant in a dignified way, conclusive or enigmatic in an overarching way, all the following lines have been uttered by these baddies the last time we saw them on the screen. Which of these exit-lines is the most memorable? After voting, you might discuss the list here (To make the list, the villains were all nominated for the AFI's Top 50, some of the lines were also nominated for the AFI's Top 100, sometimes making the final list)
The Loser's Monologue
"Sometimes I feel I'm gonna break down and cry (so lonely)...Nowhere to go, nothing to do with my time... I get lonely, so lonely, living on my own... (Freddie Mercury) Whether to express devouring loneliness, lucid desperation, tempestuous revolt or quiet resignation, there comes a time when a movie character can't take it anymore and must let all the repressed feelings come out, once and for all. Indeed, not all the lines, quotes and monologues from movies are supposed to be inspirational, there's a time for the top, a time for the flop, a time for cheers and a time for tears... a time for pride and a time for... well, all the opposite. Here's a list of more-or-less famous self-deprecating lines or admissions of failures from movies, which one of them strikes the most sensitive chord? Discuss the list here, and cheer up, this is only a poll...
Along the Border
The Border between Mexico and the United States is one of the most shown in movie history. Which of the following titles whith stories, characters or scenes that take place between both sides of the border is your favorite? Check your passport to cross here Poll by Pencho15