Poll: One Word Is All You Need
A poll by ejacobs23
Results of 1,370 votes:
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
The Prestige (2006)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Back to the Future (1985)
In the Mood for Love (2000)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Sing Street (2016)
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
The Exorcist (1973)
Rear Window (1954)
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
In a Lonely Place (1950)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Thank You for Smoking (2005)
Soy Cuba (1964)
Paris, Texas (1984)
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)
My Left Foot (1989)
Quotable Fantasy Classics
Most fantasy films are remembered for the splendor of their special effects, their heart-pounding action sequences, the enchantment they provide for children from 6 to 60 or the durability of a saga that made the audience grow with the characters. These standalone fantasy classics are as enduring as any "franchise" (trilogies and beyond) but it's fair to say that what makes them so memorable is how damn quotable they are. Which of these fantasy classics would you say is the most quotable? After voting, you might discuss the list here (trilogies or franchises aren't included because they're not quotable but because it would be either unfair to put them in the same balance of judgment with stories that have only "one" cinematic offering or difficult to pick which opus of the saga is the most quotable to be considered the right representative)
Favorite film featuring an amputee or amputation?
In honor of my mother, who came through her own amputation with flying colors.
Funniest Comedy Film of the '70s
Which comedy film of the 1970s do you think is the funniest? You may discuss the poll here See also: Funniest Comedy Film of the '00s Funniest Comedy Film of the '90s Funniest Comedy Film of the '80s
Diabolus Ex Machina
The 'negative' counterpart to the more famous Deus ex Machina, the expression refers to last-minute intrusions of objects, events, characters, powers or other plot 'contrivances' causing a shocking yet memorable downer ending. Which of these Diaboli Ex Machina surprised you the most (in a shocking, sad or even pleasant) way? After voting, you may discuss the list here
Funniest Old Favourite - 20th Century Only
Things are just not going right for you and you are in need of mindless fun and a really good laugh. Which of these hoary old and not-quite-so-old chestnuts would you like to watch to cheer you up? Discuss here
Favorite Parody Movie
Which parody movie or parody series of movies is your favorite? Discuss Here
Breaking the Fourth Wall
Imagine you’re sitting in a theater. There are three walls that surround the stage: on the left, on the right, and in the back. Between the audience and the stage exists this imaginary fourth wall, which separates the real world from the fictional world of the stage. So when a film breaks the fourth wall, that means the line has been crossed, there is no longer a boundary between what is real and what is fiction. The spectator is now taken out of the film world - they are purposely being made aware that they are watching a movie. What are some of the ways that a filmmaker breaks the fourth wall? The most common device is when a character turns to the camera and directly addresses the spectator. A film can also be meta, which means it is referencing itself. For example, a film within a film about filmmaking is another way to break the fourth wall. Which of the following movies that break the fourth wall did you like the most? After voting, discuss here.
The 25 Best British Films Ever
Many of the greatest movies ever have been British, or at least British co-productions. Out of the top 25 of Empire's list of the best British films ever, which do you think is the best? Discuss it here
IMDb Poll Board Top 5 Favorite Comedy Films!
The members of the IMDb Poll Board have chosen their top five best comedies ever - which selection do you agree with most? Discuss 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.
Top 20 iconic posters of the 70's ...
Repeated Cinematic Lines (Part I)
The more you repeat a sentence, even a banal one, the more memorable it gets, and you know what, the more you repeat a sentence, even a banal one, the more memorable it gets. That's how memory works, and it doesn't come as a surprise that some of the most memorable movies' lines, you know, the ones that get stuck in your head after the first watching are generally the ones that were constantly repeated, because the more you repeat a sentence and so forth. Now, which of these memorable movies' lines repeated several times in one scene, is the most memorable? Discuss here
Great Caesar's Ghost! More Fictitious Swear Words
After the success of the first poll, many users suggested even more Fictitious Swear Words. From this new list, which amuses you the most? First poll, Holy Fraq! Favorite Fictitious Swear Words: Vote Discuss the list 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
Top 25 two-word movie quotes ...
Which of these two-word movie quotes would say is the most classic? Discuss at http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/thread/222473874
Shortest Movies in the IMDb Top 250
Which of the 35 shortest movies in the IMDb Top 250 as of 30th November 2014 is your favorite? Discuss it here. Vote in the poll for the longest movies here
Watch, Rinse, and Repeat
There are those movies that we all love so dearly that we inevitably are compelled by some unknown force that uncontrollably makes us watch them over and over. Some are from our childhoods. Some we watch after having our hearts broken for the umpteenth time. Others just awaken us with awe and wonder at what might be. These movies we watch again and again to remind of us what we were and dreams yet to be fulfilled. What is the movie you re-watch that makes you forget about your own troubles in life, and brings back that feeling you had in an earlier time, and re-freshens your soul? After voting, please discuss here. The titles in this list are loosely based off of this article, Top 50 Most-Watched Movies of All Time.
Jumanji Me into a Movie: Fantasy
What Fantasy movie would you like to be Jumanji'd/transported into? If you would be so bold, tell us what movie you voted for and what character you wanted to be, right here. No fibbing! Don't be scared! No one will know....
IMDb Top 250 Movies With Multiple Directors
Which of these movies from the IMDb Top 250 list directed by two or more directors is your favorite? 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.