Poll: Best Palme d'Or (1980s)
A poll by Pictoris
Results of 938 votes:
Paris, Texas (1984)
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
The Mission (1986)
All That Jazz (1979)
The Ballad of Narayama (1983)
Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
Man of Iron (1981)
When Father Was Away on Business (1985)
Under the Sun of Satan (1987)
The Independent 1980s
The independent cinema industry as presently known grew out of the independent cinema movement that came about in the 1980s following the death of New Hollywood. From this list of influential, acclaimed independent films during the 1980s, which is the best? Discuss Here
Filmed in the Mojave Desert
Need desolate terrain. Need an alien landscape. A dusty trail for a Western maybe. Your final destination for desolation is only 125 miles away from Hollywood. The Mojave Desert. 319 Movie or TV Programs have had portions filmed in this desolate locale. Some of the most popular are listed here. What is your favorite? After voting, please discuss here.
Run Off Poll: The Best Film Titles Part II
Excellent prose sometimes seems to be a dying art. The film industry, at times, does its part to revive it with great screen plays and, every so often, with exquisite titles from various sources, including novels, poems, and songs. The titles below serve as oases in a desert of the vague and recycled stamp-ons like Deceived and Shattered. Consider the sound and substance of the words below and, instead of voting for your favorite movie, vote for the title you think has the most pleasing language. This is Part II of a Run-Off Poll and includes movies after 1975. Part I included films before 1975; vote on that poll here: http://www.imdb.com/poll/NgP1VlZRZpU/?ref_=po_ho/ Discuss here
Two Men, Two Women
What's your favorite relationship-themed film whose four main protagonists form two couples? (adulterous relations included) After voting, you might discuss the list here
Sundance Audience Winners
Here are the annual winners of the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award of the Sundance Film Festival. Which one do you think holds up best? Discuss your choice 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)
20th Century Fox Presents IMDb Top 250
Which one is your favorite 20th Century Fox movie from IMDb Top 250? After voting, you may discuss the poll here.
Celebrating American Independents
Every year since 1776, the United States celebrates Independence Day on the 4th of July. Other Americans have declared independence not from England, like those in 1776, but from Hollywood studios and we can celebrate that everyday. The magazines Rolling Stone and Empire both published lists of what they think are the greatest American independent films. The top 35* of those are below; which of these American independents is your favorite? Discuss, and see the guidelines for inclusion, here. * - Movies are not in the order in which they appear in the magazines. See the Empire list here and the Rolling Stone list here.
Most Deserving 80's Film on National Film Registry (list #2)
The National Film Preservation Board selects twenty-five movies each year to be on the National Film Registry. The list includes feature films, documentaries, short subjects, and animated shorts. Which of these 1980's films on that registry is most deserving of its place on this list of historically significant films? Discuss here: http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/flat/252128820 Please DO NOT vote for your favorite film. Vote for the one that you think is most historically deserving of being on this list. Note: There are so many 80's films on the Registry that they had to be broken into two lists.
Best Movie of 1989
1989 was a massive year for movies with the release of many hit blockbusters and critically acclaimed movies. What do you think is the best movie from 30 years ago? Discuss here after voting.
Greatest Movies Without Any Oscar Nominations
This is a list of the greatest movies that didn't even receive a single nomination for Oscar. All the movies on the list are in English Language and part of IMDb's TOP 250. Which of the movies in the list surprised you the most? After voting, discuss here.
You don't look 170 Years Old?
On Dec 29, 1845, Texas entered statehood with the United States. Which of the following Texas-centric films and documentaries* best represents to you the Lone Star state? Saddle up and mosey over here by the campfire and chat for a while.... *Highest Rated Drama Feature Films and Documentaries With User Rating Between 7.0 And 10 , Production At Least 1,000 Votes, and Plot Matching "Texas"
Most Surprising Film on the National Film Registry
Established by the National Film Preservation Act of 1988, the National Film Preservation Board works to ensure the survival, conservation and increased public availability of America's film heritage. The National Film Registry selects 25 films each year showcasing the range and diversity of American film heritage to increase awareness for its preservation. Which of these films included on the Registry surprises you most? Discuss the list here
The Pelican State Movies
The Pelican State is the official nickname of Louisiana. The brown pelican was designated the official state bird of Louisiana in 1966. Early European settlers were impressed with the pelican's generous and nurturing attitude toward their young, and the pelican has been a symbol of Louisiana since that time. The pelican appears on Louisiana's state flag, great seal, the official state painting and is one of three Louisiana symbols displayed on the U.S. mint's bicentennial Louisiana quarter (source: statesymbolsusa.org). Louisiana became the 18th state of the United States of America in 1812. These movies have a connection with Louisiana. They are (partially) filmed there or it's a topic in the story. Which movie (or movie poster) do you associate the most with Louisiana? You may discuss the poll here Click here to vote for other States of America
Rotten Movies from Critically Acclaimed Directors
Even celebrated directors make terrible films on occasion. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the following movies are among the lowest rated films by our most critically acclaimed directors. Which of these movies is the most embarrassing according to you? *no debut films have been included as the filmmaker needed time to find their groove. Discuss here
Prime Numbered Titles - 11
Prime Numbers create a unique sequence. The fifth prime number is 11. Which do you think is the best movie with a title length of 11 characters? English titles; Ignore whitespace; Minimum of 50,000 votes; IMDb rating of 8.0 or above Discuss the poll here
Voyeurism is the interest in or practice of spying on people engaged in intimate behaviors, such as undressing, sexual activity, or other actions usually considered to be of a private nature. Which of those films that use voyeurism as a plot device is your personal favorite? Discuss the list here!
Top 10 Voyeuristic Movies
This list might feel subjective but allow me to believe that these are the all-time Top 10 best movies to depict voyeurism in a way that not only respect the viewers' intelligence but also does more than tickle their own voyeuristic impulses, as explained by the descriptive texts. So, which of these 10 movies has the most voyeuristic feel? After voting, you might discuss the list here
Palme d'Or winning movie from the U.S.A.
The Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) is the highest prize awarded at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival...Which Palme d'Or winning movie from the U.S. is your favorite? Discutez ici (Discuss here)
Low Budget Movies That Paid Off Big
Low budgets films allow investors to reap potentially huge returns on their investment. While budget caps vary throughout the world and time, one authoritative definition sets the top end of the limit for movies with a current budget under $2,500,000. On both sides of the camera, many of today's biggest stars first honed their skills on low budget films. These films launched or served as a breakthrough for many in many of their careers. Which one of these wildly successful low budget ($250,000 < $1,500,000) movies* is your favorite? * Movies with a minimum 6.0 IMDb user rating, excludes micro-budget (<$250,000) films and uses just one type of movie income stream (box office) for comparison. Vote in the companion poll: Micro Budget Movies That Paid Off Big Discuss the topic here.