Poll: Best Fictional Environmental Films
A poll by brijeshmarand
Results of 299 votes:
Princess Mononoke (1997)
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Soylent Green (1973)
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
Silent Running (1972)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Chicken Run (2000)
The Lorax (2012)
FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
Fly Away Home (1996)
Once Upon a Forest (1993)
The Happening (2008)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
First Reformed (2017)
On Deadly Ground (1994)
San Andreas (2015)
Happy Feet (2006)
The China Syndrome (1979)
A Civil Action (1998)
Fire Down Below (1997)
Pom Poko (1994)
Chapter 3: Disasters ...in Every Sense
'Disasters ...in Every Sense' is the third chapter from John Wilson's book: 'The Official Razzie Movie Guide: Enjoying the Best of Hollywood’s Worst'. The book was released in 2005 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ceremony. In eleven chapters it lists what Wilson considers the 100 most enjoyable bad movies ever made. The book is used as source for this poll. Which movie is your favorite or which one would you like to see? You may discuss the poll here Previous chapters: Chapter 1: All God’s Creatures, Large & Lame Chapter 2: Can't Stop the Musicals
The Last Frontier Movies
The Last Frontier is the official nickname of Alaska. Alaska is thought of as "America's Last Frontier" because of its distance from the lower 49 states and because of its rugged landscape and climate. This remote and rugged perception is evidenced by the fact that only about 1/3 of the state has been organized into political units; 13 boroughs (similar to counties) are defined (source: netstate.com). Alaska became the 49th state of the United States of America in 1959. These movies have a connection with Alaska. They are (partially) filmed there or it's a topic in the story. Which movie (or movie poster) do you associate the most with Alaska? You may discuss the poll here Click here to vote for other States of America
In Memory of R. Lee Ermey
Character actor R. Lee Ermey has passed away at age 74. Ermey, who was a Marine who served in Vietnam before being medically discharged, got into acting in a round-about way, starting as a technical advisor on The Boys in Company C, Apocalypse now and An Officer and a Gentleman. He was employed as such for the film Full Metal Jacket (1987) when director Stanley Kubrick saw a tape of him verbally abusing extras and subsequently cast him in the pivotal role of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman. Deferring to his expertise, Kubrick even allowed Ermey to write and improvise his own lines, something Kubrick rarely allowed. A truly bombastic performer, Ermey will be best remembered for his breakthrough in Full Metal Jacket. But which of his other most well-known roles have you enjoyed most? Discuss the list here
Biggest Turn Off In a Screenplay?
What is your biggest turn off in a Screenplay? You may discuss the poll here See also: Biggest Turn Off In a Movie?
Did They Even Act?
All these actors are playing roles that have a strong resemblance to the public perception of their real lives or parts where they find themselves in situations that mirror their reality at the moment of filming very closely. Which of the performances makes you wonder the most if the actor in question had to act at all when he/she took on that particular part? Discuss here
Most Courageous Whistleblower Movie Character?
Which of these real-life or fictional movie character portrayals demonstrates the most courage in their whistleblowing? Discuss the topic here.
Ten Oscar-nominated Whistleblowers
Everyday heroes who had the courage to jeopardize their lives by revealing hidden injustices to the public eye... whether men or women, fictional or real, triumphant or tragic, here is a list of ten memorable movie whistleblowers's performances that earned an Oscar nomination in a Leading Category. From these 10 Oscar-nominated characters who 'knew too much', which one do you consider the most admirable? Discuss here In bold, what they denounced.
Best Movie of 1979
1979 was a terrific year for movies with releases of all time classics and cult movies that still resonate with audiences today. What's your favorite movie from 40 years ago? Discuss here after voting.
One Word, Multiple Storylines
They call it hyperlink cinema: movies telling a series of interlocking stories with characters linking together in different ways. Strangely enough, many of these movies have a title consisting of one single word. Which of these one-word titled hyperlink movies is your favorite? After voting, you might discuss the list here
The Best Film About Journalism
This is a list of films focusing on journalists/reporters. Which is your favorite? Discuss Here
10 Years After Katrina: The Film Disaster Most Due to Human Error
The end of August is the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the tragic flooding of New Orleans. Most experts agree that Katrina was influenced by human behavior and certainly the catastrophic damage to New Orleans was largely due to human failure to prepare and react effectively; the films on this list also illustrate human error or negligence. If human beings can prevent some devastating effects of otherwise (or seemingly) natural disasters, films on the subject can be instructive. Which of the following movies depict the most egregious human error? Discuss here
Favorite Fictional Whistleblower Movie?
A movie tribute poll saluting those who courageously act to stop illegal acts, corruption, fraud or other types of injustice. According to Wikipedia, a whistleblower is a person who exposes any kind of information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct within an organization that is either private or public. The information of alleged wrongdoing can be classified in many ways: violations of company policy/rules, law, regulation, or threat to public interest/national security, as well as, outright fraud and corruption. Which of these movies that tells the story of a fictional whistle blower is your favorite film? *fictionalized real-life whistleblowers have been classified as fictional for poll Vote in the companion poll: Favorite Real-Life Whistleblower Movie? Discuss the topic here.
Movies that Shook the World
From the AMC series Movies That Shook the World (2005), which of these noteworthy films is your favorite? discuss here
RIP: Wilford Brimley — A True Natural
Veteran character actor Wilford Brimley, probably best known as one of the stars of Ron Howard's wonderful sci-fi classic Cocoon (1985) and the Barry Levinson film, The Natural (1984) starring Robert Redford, has passed away this August 1st, 2020. Wilford decided at a rather late age of 34 to try out acting. This was because he had gained weight and could not perform in rodeos anymore! He found work almost immediately as an extra in the movie True Grit (1969) starring John Wayne. Then shortly after, TV and movies came a calling. He would end up being in several high profile movies. This quote by Wilford probably best sums up his "Natural" acting style and the reason for his popularity. "I just try to be myself." Well, when you're a very likable fellow, "being yourself" can have its advantages! Thank you Wilford. Condolences to all of Wilford's family. We will miss him too. Which movie with Wilford co-starring in it is your favorite? After voting, please discuss here.
The Best Film About Informants
This list contains films focusing on informers, whistleblowers, undercover cops and infiltrating spies. Which film about informants is your favorite? Discuss/Suggest at the Poll Suggestion Board!
The Movies That Knew Too Much
"The answer my friend, is blowin' the whistle..." Steven Spielberg's upcoming (and anticipated) The Post (2017) seems like a solid companion to famous "whistle-blowing" movies like recent Best Picture winner Spotlight (2015) or the classic All the President's Men (1976). Tom Hanks even reprised the role of Ben Bradlee that earned Jason Robards an Oscar in 1977. There is a reason why whistle-blowing movies are so inspirational (and a bit Oscar-baity): they deal with the struggles of everyday heroes or heroines, fictional or real, triumphant or tragic, who had the courage to jeopardize their lives by revealing hidden injustices, unveiling shocking scandals or asking controversial questions... here's one that won't be too controversial for once. Which of these whistle-blowing movies is your favorite? After voting, discuss the list here
Fibonacci Sequence Titles
The Fibonacci sequence is a sequence of numbers in which each number is the sum of the two preceding ones, starting from 0 and 1. Here are the movie titles where the number of characters in words follows the logic of this sequence. Which movie do you think matches the uniqueness of the Fibonacci sequence? Minimum of 5,000 votes; IMDb rating of 6.5 or above; English Language Titles Discuss the poll here
When Life Gives You Lemons... Watch a Jack Lemmon Movie
Jack Lemmon's formidable talent and craft included his range: he could do drama and comedy with equal success. Filmmakers took notice and cast him in so many different kinds of roles that Lemmon's great versatility became part of his appeal among audiences: when we're down and want to feel understood or gain insight, we can watch one of his dramas; when we're down and want to be distracted and laugh, we can cheer up with one of his comedies. No matter what life gives you, there's a Jack Lemmon film to help. Which of his performances have you most appreciated? Discuss Jack Lemmon or the poll here. This poll is dedicated to one of Jack Lemmon's biggest fans, the distinguished metallurgical engineer, John "Jack" Kearns, who died in April of 2019. Except for the first five options, the list is in alphabetical order by title of the film or series.
70s Paranoid Thriller Films
In the 1970s, particularly in the shadow of Watergate and general disillusion with the government or corporate establishment, there was a particular genre of thrillers which became popular, that involved various shadowy conspiracies. These could involve the government (or secret rogue groups within the government), corporations, or other nebulous groups of powerful people behind the scenes. Often a lone person (or very small group of people) will see or notice something that puts him or her on the trail of such a conspiracy. This person could be an intrepid reporter, or a small-time cop or sheriff, or a private investigator. Often this person has no clue at first what he's getting himself into, but as his curiosity peels back more layers of the onion, he'll suddenly find a stray bullet whizzing by him, or some other grave threat to his health coming from the shadows. This will almost always stiffen his resolve to find out what's going on, and the race is on for him to gather enough evidence to expose the truth before his newfound foes end him. His success in that race isn't always guaranteed. Which of these "paranoid thrillers" of the 70s intrigued or frightened you the most? Discuss here
Buried Alive !
Warning: Some may contain SPOILER! “The earth is suffocating. Swear to make them cut me open, so I won’t be buried alive.” - Frédéric Chopin Being buried alive itself is the worst nightmare to begin with, but which of these scenario is your worst nightmare? Share your nightmare here