Poll: Sundance 2014
A poll by hb
Results of 2,996 votes:
The Raid 2 (2014)
Camp X-Ray (2014)
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
Low Down (2014)
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
I Origins (2014)
God Help the Girl (2014)
20,000 Days on Earth (2014)
Alive Inside (2014)
Watchers of the Sky (2014)
The Skeleton Twins (2014)
Web Junkie (2013)
The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)
The Voices (2014)
The One I Love (2014)
Cold in July (2014)
Life Itself (2014)
We Come as Friends (2014)
Infinitely Polar Bear (2014)
Happy Christmas (2014)
Rich Hill (2014)
To Kill a Man (2014)
The Overnighters (2014)
The Return to Homs (2013)
The Most Original Film Since 2000
This list features 35 unique, inventive and innovative films. Which film is the most original film released since 2000. Discuss at the Poll Suggestion Board!
Movies With 100/100 Metascore
Which of these movies with 100/100 metascore is your favorite? *There are many movies before 2000 that haven't been re-released and don't have a metascore because Metacritic didn't exist before 1999. Discuss the list here!
Oscar Best Picture Nominees and Women
Much has been said about the absence of racial diversity in Oscar nominees over the years. Fortunately, the 2017 Oscars did a much better job recognizing the accomplishments of minorities. What about women in movies, though? The Bechdel Test measures the presence of women in film. It tests a very low bar and yet many movies fail it. The criteria: 1) Are at least two women (named characters) in it? 2) Do they talk to each other?... 3) About something other than a man? Below are the nominees for the Best Picture Oscar from 2012 - 2017, that pass the Bechdel Test (27 out of 54 films passed and most just barely). Some, it could be and often is argued, pass the test only by "the letter of the law," rather than the broader intention: Are empowered women represented in the film? Which nominated film below do you think passes the spirit of the Bechdel Test the best? Discuss here.
Best Richard Linklater Movie
Richard Linklater turns 57 years old on July 30th. Which one of these films, directed by him, is your favorite? Note: The movies are listed chronologically. Discuss the list here.
The Most Overrated Movies of 21st Century
Which of these 32 high-praised movies do you find most overrated? Discuss the Poll Here
Longest Movies in the IMDb Top 250
Which of the 35 longest movies in the IMDb Top 250 as of 30th November 2014 is your favorite? Discuss it here. Vote in the poll for the shortest movies here
Mayflies (Part 1)
Very often a recent movie stays in the IMDb Top 250 for a short time. Which ex-Top 250 movie (the highest ranked; with a release and a Top 250 ranking in the same year) deserves a come back in the current IMDb Top 250 list? You may discuss the poll here See also: Mayflies (Part 2)
The "BAFTA Globes" Curse
For the fourth consecutive year, it happened again: the movie that had previously won the BAFTA Award for Best Film and at least three Golden Globes, including one 'Best Picture' type, didn't take home the (so coveted) Oscar counterpart. Still, which of these four movies that went so close to winning the 'triple crown' should have won the Best Picture Oscar of the year? After voting, you might discuss the list here
"Hardcore Henry", "Boyhood" and Other 'Gimmick' Movies
Maybe a proper term of designation would be 'concept' or experimentalist movies but this is not meant in a derogatory way, by 'gimmick', I mean one original device that made the film more 'unique' to a certain degree and was used to promote the film. The concept can be defined in one simple sentence and must affect the storytelling process more than the story itself. Now, following the release of Hardcore Henry (2015), which of these gimmicks is the most impressive in your opinion? Discuss here
2015 Multiple Oscar Nominations
Which of these films receiving multiple 2015 Oscar nominations is most likely to win the majority of the awards for which it was nominated? Discuss here. Alphabetical list of 2015 Nominations. Keep Track of how many you've seen. Check out IMDb’s Road to the Oscars.
Face-Off: 'Moonlight' vs. 'Boyhood'
'Moonlight' and 'Boyhood': Both movies won a lot of accolades and awards, both received tremendous reception by critics and audiences, as well, and both are coming-of-age dramas. Which of them is your personal favorite? Discuss the list here.
Favourite Summer 2014 Blockbuster?
Which of these films released during the summer of 2014 is your favourite? Discuss Here
2015 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture
Which film do you think will win next year's (2015) Oscar for Best Picture? Discuss the list here [NOTE: This poll was first published on Oct. 17, 2014 and includes options that are no longer in contention. Please find the official poll of the final nominees here: http://www.imdb.com/poll/cCeHBW2OExg/] Also Available: 2015 Oscar Predictions: Best Animated Feature
Best Original Screenplay, Oscars 2015
Which of these nominees most deserves to win the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay ? Discuss it here
Golden Tomato Winners
These movies were the winners of the Golden Tomato Award for the best-reviewed wide release in their respective years. Which of them is your favorite? Discuss it here
These are the most famous blonde actresses under the age of 20 as of February 2015. Which one of these actresses is your favorite ? Discuss these young starlets here
Movies I Wish Roger Ebert Reviewed
During his final years, legendary four-star critic Roger Ebert became both more prolific and selective: he reviewed movies he wished to see, but it didn't diminish the quantitative value of his writings just as disease and a permanent loss of voice didn't diminish their qualitative merit. You could agree or disagree with him, you would always enjoy his writing. Thumbs down on that sad day of April 4, 2013 when Ebert left the world, an unparalleled legacy and also a taste of deception because we knew there were many great movies and classics to come, movies he would have enjoyed, some even more at the twilight of his life, movies from directors he respected and admired... but that he would never review, forever. Which of these movies released less than a year after his death or at his lifetime but that (strangely enough) he didn't review, would you have most loved to see reviewed by the late Roger Ebert? After voting, you might discuss the list here (this poll adresses those who liked to know Ebert's take on a film before or after watching it, not everyone was or is still addicted to his website, if that's the case, the last option is for you)
Oscars 2015: Best Original Song Snubs
A lot of beautiful and interesting original songs from 2014 films didn't make the 2015 Oscar nominations. Which of these potential nominees most deserved a nomination? Here are the official nominees for Best Original Songs for context: "Everything Is Awesome" from The Lego Movie "Glory" from Selma "Grateful" from Beyond the Lights "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" from Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me "Lost Stars" from Begin Again Discuss your opinions here
Best Movie by Year on Rotten Tomatoes (1985-2016)
Each of these films was the highest rated film of its year. Which one was the best of this lot? Discuss here Also Vote for:Best Movie by Year on Rotten Tomatoes (1950-1984)
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