Poll: Highest Grossing NC-17 Rated Films
A poll by Dibyayan_Chakravorty
Results of 2,629 votes:
Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013)
The Dreamers (2003)
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
Henry & June (1990)
Killer Joe (2011)
Bad Education (2004)
Mysterious Skin (2004)
Lust, Caution (2007)
Bad Lieutenant (1992)
Inside Deep Throat (2005)
Man Bites Dog (1992)
A Dirty Shame (2004)
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)
Ma mère (2004)
Wide Sargasso Sea (1993)
Delta of Venus (1995)
Young Adam (2003)
Paris, France (1993)
Tokyo Decadence (1992)
Dice Rules (1991)
Favourite Film Directed By Ang Lee
Which one of these is your favorite film directed by Ang Lee ? Discuss Here
Greatest Chinese Movies of All Time
In honor of the United Nations Chinese Language Day (April 20), which of these all-time greatest Chinese movies is your personal favorite? After voting, you may discuss the poll here.
Seven Deadly Sins
According to Roman Catholic theology, the seven deadly sins are the seven behaviors or feelings that inspire further sin. They are typically ordered as: pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth. Which do you think is the deadliest sin? Discuss the poll here
Bloody Great Directorial Debuts
It can be said about some debut movies that they are bloody great but how about taking the words a bit more literally? Let's consider all the famous (and somewhat infamous) directorial debuts with a rating equal to or higher than 7.0 and known for a fair level of bloody or graphic images or a shocking effect that can make up for the lack of gore, in other words, violent movies. Which of these violent directorial debuts is (in a pleasant way) the most disturbing? After voting, you may discuss the list here
The Best Foreign Language Thriller (1996-2016)
From this list of thriller films, which film is the best thriller not in the English-language? Discuss Your Favorites Here!!!
B&W Films of the 90s
From the 70s onward, with the vast majority of films being shot in color, it has become an artistic and/or stylistic choice to present a film in black and white. More often today it is used to pay homage to films of a begone era and invoke a sense of nostalgia, but it can also be used to help create a stark, emotionless, unforgiving world onscreen. Which of these films made most effective use of its black and white presentation? Discuss here.
Actresses So Good at Being Bad
The expression 'good at being bad' has often been used for the likes of Gary Oldman, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Irons, Hugo Weaving... in other words: "actors". But ladies also had their share of fun playing the bad ones, from the horrible and scary to the grandiose and funny, from the flamboyant witches to the manipulative (well, the word that rhymes...). While they also garnered acclaim by playing good characters, all these distinguished actresses elicited strong responses by playing villains - at least four memorable cinematic villains. Which of these 'villain' actresses is simply the best at being bad? After voting, you might discuss the list here *Oscar-nominated performance
Classic Cult Comedies
They're funny. Their ratings (higher than 7.0) indicate that their comedic effects were intentional. And put together, they have more followers over the world than a bikini snap from Kim Kardashian... or as many. You guessed it (especially if you read the title) these are the classic cult comedies and the question might surprise you... not. Which of these classic cult comedies is your personal favorite? After voting, discuss the list 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.
Pride at Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Toronto and Sundance
Called the "Big Five" film festivals, these are the most acclaimed film festivals in the world. Celebrating Pride Month, here are LGBTQ films that won the highest prize in each festival and are considered equivalent to Oscar's Best Picture. (Palme d'Or of Cannes Film Festival, Golden Lion of Venice Film Festival, Golden Bear of Berlin International Film Festival, People's Choice Award of Toronto International Film Festival and Grand Jury Prize of Sundance Film Festival.) Which one is your favorite? "Hope will never be silent." Harvey Milk March here
Which European Country Makes the Best Films?
Inspired by leavey-2 Discuss the list here
Worst Movies to Watch on Date Night
Which of these movies do you think is the most inopportune for a date night? Discuss the list here!
Evil on a First Name Basis
Which of these live-action human villains only known by their first names is your favorite? After voting, Discuss the list here *no nicknames (Jack the Ripper), no titles (Mr. Joshua) and no characters from distant worlds, universes or times where it is more common to be identified through one name (Gollum)
Movies Where the Villain is the Hero
Who said the villain couldn't be the hero? Of course, the term is to be taken very loosely... in its "main protagonist" sense, and let's forget about gangster and horror pictures where it's pretty much a genre-defining trope. Which of these movies where the bad guy is the main character is your favorite? After voting, you might discuss the list here
This is Not a Belgian Poll...
Celebrating Belgian culture and Belgium in general, a small country that provided a few international and widely known and loved icons (and it's not about quantity, but quality). Which of these 10 representants of Belgium that, in a way or another, graced the big and the small screen with their presence or their work, is your favorite? I excluded food (beer, chocolate, French fries, mussels, waffles) and monuments (Atomimum, Manekenpis...) and non-screen celebrities, otherwise the list would be too long Discuss here PS: the title is a wink to the great surrealist artist René Magritte.
You Mean He's Dead ?!
Whether meant for sarcastic irony or euphemistic imagery, which of these movie quotes that (more or less) subtly implies the one we’re talking about is dead or very soon to be dead, is your favorite? Discuss here
Highest Grossing Foreign Language Films
As of May 2015, which of these 35 highest grossing (lifetime worldwide gross) foreign language (non English) films (1980-present) is your favorite? Discuss the poll here Source: Box Office Mojo
A mockumentary (a portmanteau of the words mock and documentary) is a type of film or television show in which fictional events are presented in documentary style to create a parody. Which of these mockumentary films and tv shows is your favorite? Discuss here
Venice Film Festival Winners
From this list of top Golden Lion award winners (minimum 5,000 votes from IMDb users), which one is your favorite? Discuss here after voting
Fictional Movie Serial Killers
Aside from the boogeyman, what really haunts us in our nightmares? Those terrifyingly dangerous movie killers, with their extreme acts of violence that only someone as crazy as them could think of let alone act on. These guys are different from mass murderers, as they would kill individually, meticulously stalking a victim and murdering them in cold blood. Which of these fictional serial killers in a film do you consider the most psychotic? After voting, you may discuss the poll here.