Poll: Cuban Stories
A poll by pbn
Results of 431 votes:
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
The Old Man and the Sea (1958)
Che: Part One (2008)
Before Night Falls (2000)
I Am Cuba (1964)
The Mambo Kings (1992)
Boardwalk Empire (2010)
Chico & Rita (2010)
The Lost City (2005)
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)
Strawberry and Chocolate (1993)
Our Man in Havana (1959)
Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
7 Days in Havana (2012)
Una noche (2012)
For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000)
The Last Match (2013)
The Waiting List (2000)
Habana Blues (2005)
Juan of the Dead (2011)
We Were Strangers (1949)
Cuban Blood (2003)
Iconic Movie Quotations
Many movie quotes became iconic because they could adapt to everyday situations that justified quoting the film... starting with the film itself Indeed, some quotes were even more legendary because they seemed to have an existence of their own "before" the film and entered pop culture as "quotes within quotes", or simply put "quotations". Whether quotes whose core-statement was taken from an original speaker or featuring a quotation from the actual speaker referring to himself or someone else, the quotation to vote for is in bold letters. Some classic lines were used in an initial context then reprised for a more impactful effect, they can be considered as quotations but they don't exactly fit the criteria of the poll, so no "there's no place like home" or "Hasta la vista baby". Which of these cinematic quotations is the most iconic? After voting, I say "discuss the list here"
Most Quotable Gangster Movie of All Time?
Which film do you think is most worthy of this title? Choose from the following Discuss the list here See also: Most Quotable Action Movie of All Time?
Best Adapted Screenplay Winners in IMDb Top 250
These films breathed new life into these previously made stories and brought home the Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay for its excellent execution. The writers of these films drew their inspiration from a previously published source, whether it being a novel, play, short story or even another film. This would automatically render sequels adaptations by this standard, seeing as they continue the story of which was based on the previously adapted material. Which of these winners of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay (in the IMDb Top 250 as of Aug 19, 2016) do you think were most faithful to its predecessor? After voting, you may discuss the poll here. Also vote for: Best Original Screenplay Winners in IMDb Top 250
Iconic Quotes... on a First-Name Basis!
It's not unusual for movie dialogues involving family members, friends, old acquaintances or romantic couples to have a first name inserted in it, as if it had or added an effect of its own, like emphasizing the intimacy between the two characters, their complicity or whatever bond one of them wishes to create (not always with the best intentions). Which of these movie quotes featuring the interlocutor's first name is your personal favorite? Now, you know how to vote, don't you, Steve? Well after that, you just discuss it, Sam. Discuss the list here... ... and then forget it, Jake.
Top 25 six-word movie quotes ...
Which of these 25 six-word movie quotes do you think is the most memorable? Discuss here
O', Brother, Sister, Who Art Thou?
You favorite of these siblings-with-issues films.
IMDb Poll Board Top 10 Movies
Celebrating the 27th anniversary of IMDb, here are the Top 10 favorite movies from IMDb poll board members, not necessarily the movies they believe are the best but the one that inspired the deepest, or most sentimental connection over the course of the years. Suppose you have to spend some good time alone on a desert island with only ten movies to watch, which of these Top 10 would you pick? After voting, you may discuss the list 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
Most memorable Spy Spoof?
The spy genre has been spoofed for decades now. From Casino Royale (1967), all the way to Spy (2015). Which of these spy spoofs/parodies do you thought was the most memorable? Discuss here.
Does Your Favorite Film Pass the Bechdel Test?
1. It has to have at least two named women in it... 2. Who talk to each other... 3. About something besides a man. Bechdel Test Movie List Discuss!
Run-Off: Multilingual Movies
There have been two IMDb polls about films that each use two or more languages. Below, in alphabetical order, are the winners of each poll. This poll serves as the run-off poll to determine the ultimate answer to this question: Which movie uses the changing languages to best effect, whether by creating authenticity, enhancing atmosphere, or other such outcomes? See or vote in Part I here and Part II here Discuss in any language here
Like Mother, Like Quoter
Celebrating Mother's Day, here's a selection of memorable movie quotes that contain the words mother, Ma, Mama, Mom...and I guess that's about it, we excluded derivative words like grandmother, godmother or the infamous word that goes with "Yippie-Ki-Yay", out of respect (sorry Die Hard (1988) and Samuel L. Jackson's fans). So... Which of these motherly movie quotes is your favorite? After voting, you might discuss the list here
25 Most Memorable Birthday Scene in Movies
Some birthday scenes in these movies are memorable; some even played a significant role for the plot. Which one is your favorite? Blow the candles here
The Silver State Movies
The Silver State is the official nickname of Nevada. The nickname dates back to the Nevada silver-rush days of the mid 1800's. At that time silver was literally shoveled off the ground in Nevada; heavy gray crusts of silver had formed on the surface of the desert over millions of years and were polished by dust and wind to the dull luster of a cow horn (called "horn silver"). A big silver bed could be tens of meters wide and more than a kilometer long (worth $27,000 a ton in 1860's dollars). The territory of Nevada and surrounding states were picked clean of silver within a few decades (source: statesymbolsusa.org). Nevada became the 36th state of the United States of America in 1864. These movies have a connection with Nevada. They are (partially) filmed there or it's a topic in the story. Which movie (or movie poster) do you associate the most with Nevada? You may discuss the poll here Click here to vote for other States of America
Scores That Give You Goosebumps
You know that sensation that just starts in your neck, a cold little thrill that goes all over your living body and makes you forget for one brief moment where you are... and you just leave the film, leave the place you are... and let the music leave its movie and you just live the music, whatever that strange sentence means. That's the power of music, that's the power of many scores that transcended their film and became something that inhabits you: they all have one thing in common, a specific moment that sends shivers down your spine and inspire your heart a cocktail of exhilarating sensations. These are the scores that give you goosebumps. Which of these powerful scores* has got the strongest effect on you? After voting, you might discuss the list here OSCAR WINNER Oscar nominee *on an emotional level; another poll will be dedicated to adventurous, thrilling or heart-pounding scores à la John Williams or Bernard Herrmann
Remembering Maureen O'Hara
Maureen O'Hara (August 17, 1920 – October 24, 2015) was an Irish-American film actress and singer. The famously red-headed O'Hara has been noted for playing fiercely passionate heroines with a highly sensible attitude. Though she had never been nominated for an Academy Award, in 2014 she received the Academy's Honorary Oscar. Which is your favorite Maureen O'Hara film? Discuss here
IMDb All-time Top 250: The 1970s
Only fourteen films have been ranked in every IMDb Top 250 year end list (1996-2014) and were made in the 1970s. Which one do you consider the best? 1960s <<< Vote Other Decades >>> 1980s Discuss the list here
Best Movie Starring Robert De Niro
Over the course of the years, there have been countless polls related to Robert De Niro... are you surprised? He's still considered one of the greatest actors of his generation, a New Hollywood icon and a model of talent and versatility... and who can resist that unique smile of his? But on August 17, 2019, and before the much anticipated release of The Irishman (2019), we're celebrating his 76th birthday and such a day can't go without (yes, another) tribute to the legendary actor with the mole, so for this occasion, here's a compilation of his Top 20 highest-rated films... and please, don't be angry if some favorite of yours are missing, it's not personal, strictly poll business, as De Niro said (or was it Pacino?) Which of these movies starring Robert De Niro is your personal favorite? After voting, you may be talkin' here
26 of the Greatest Movies According to Director David Fincher
David Fincher is one of the best filmmakers of the current generation. He listed the 26 greatest movies in his opinion. Which of these is your favorite? Discuss the list here.
Which movie genre matches your own resolution for 2014?
Reprising a poll from December 31, 2009, let's ask the question again: which movie genre matches your own resolution for 2014? ... and HAPPY NEW YEAR! Discuss here The options are listed by movies from different genres -sometimes on a very broad meaning- and all featuring a New Year's Eve scene.