Poll: Movies at 50 in 2019
A poll by Dibyayan_Chakravorty
Results of 8,454 votes:
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Easy Rider (1969)
The Wild Bunch (1969)
The Italian Job (1969)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
True Grit (1969)
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
Hello, Dolly! (1969)
Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)
Take the Money and Run (1969)
The Cow (1969)
Army of Shadows (1969)
Paint Your Wagon (1969)
Battle of Britain (1969)
Fellini Satyricon (1969)
The Swimming Pool (1969)
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
The Sicilian Clan (1969)
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
Cactus Flower (1969)
The Witness (1969)
The Diamond Arm (1969)
Mackenna's Gold (1969)
Women in Love (1969)
My Night at Maud's (1969)
The Color of Pomegranates (1969)
The Damned (1969)
Mississippi Mermaid (1969)
The Milky Way (1969)
The Passion of Anna (1969)
The Possessive Poll
Which of these films that contain a noun in possessive form in its title is your favorite? Discussion's thread here
The Loser's Monologue
"Sometimes I feel I'm gonna break down and cry (so lonely)...Nowhere to go, nothing to do with my time... I get lonely, so lonely, living on my own... (Freddie Mercury) Whether to express devouring loneliness, lucid desperation, tempestuous revolt or quiet resignation, there comes a time when a movie character can't take it anymore and must let all the repressed feelings come out, once and for all. Indeed, not all the lines, quotes and monologues from movies are supposed to be inspirational, there's a time for the top, a time for the flop, a time for cheers and a time for tears... a time for pride and a time for... well, all the opposite. Here's a list of more-or-less famous self-deprecating lines or admissions of failures from movies, which one of them strikes the most sensitive chord? Discuss the list here, and cheer up, this is only a poll...
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
Favourite Bond Film
Which is your favourite James Bond film? Featured are the 23 Bond films produced by Eon Productions with Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig in the role of James Bond, plus the return of Sean Connery to the role in "Never Say Never Again" and the 1967 all-star Bond spoof "Casino" Royale with David Niven as James Bond. Discuss here
The movies that are as good as the original books?
We all know some great movies are made from the books (or stories), but do we know are they so great in terms of the sources from which they were adapted? So, vote here for the movie that you think translated the best the intentions of the author of the original work. I chose book adaptations that have IMDB rating higher than 8, but you are free to suggest new movies that you think were as great as the books themselves. Discuss the list and add your suggestions here! P.S. The poll is sorted in alphabetical order, so not to make any movie "better" than the other. This would be simply your opinion on what do you think was really well adapted book or story.
Get into the Mood for the Winter Olympics
Which of these films featuring different kinds of winter sports would you like to watch to get into the swing for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi? Discuss the list here: http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/thread/224851546
Most memorable Bond theme song?
You may not know the words, but you sure as heck can hum them! Discuss the list here
The Best 1960s Guy Movie
Which one of these '60s guy movies (that gals can enjoy just as well) do you think is the best? After voting, you may discuss the list here
Favorite Sneaky Alternative Christmas Movie?
Which of these sneakily alternative Christmas movies* set against the back-drop of the holiday season is your favorite unconventional Christmas movie? *limited to movies not primarily about Christmas, do not have a telling Christmas-themed title, but the holiday remains inter-wowen into the movie nonetheless Discuss the topic here.
The Real Top 35 Hollywood Blockbusters of All Time - Inflation Adjusted
Filmsite.org, who was polite enough to mention that the IMDb, Boxoffice.com, Boxofficemojo.com, and The-numbers.com in their intro to ALL-TIME TOP 100 FILMS (Domestic Gross, Inflation-Adjusted), said, as of January 15, 2019, these were the top 35 films for the USA domestic box office. These are the real Hollywood box office blockbusters, not the lists that only use today’s actuals and forget to adjust the box office for ticket inflation for the older films, aka, count the number of tickets sold. However there is one big flaw in this list and that is many of the films have been released more than once. In fact, one originally flopped, and later found its true audience in a re-release in the 1950s and 1960s. With that being said, it still does not take away from the accomplishments of those that had only one release and still made the list. Which one of these films is your favorite? Discuss the films here. They are listed in order from highest to lowest. If you want to see the rest of the 100 list, use the link in this description.
Christopher Nolan's Top 10 Favorite Movies
Christopher Nolan is a celebrated and famous Hollywood director. He listed his top 10 favorite movies of all time. Which of these is your favorite? Discuss here
Alternate Storylines for Famous Films - James Bond Edition
Which of these alternate plots for Bond movies, based on the titles of the films, do you find the most appealing? Discuss here See PART 1 here See PART 2 here See PART 3 here See also: Movies Told from a Different Character's Perspective
The Climax is in the Title
*SPOILERS in the Descriptive Texts Some titles get their full meaning when the movie reaches its climax. Of course, sometimes, we expect the titular 'plot element' to play a key role at the climax, sometimes, we don't even know what the title means (is it literal or symbolic?) until that very part but either ways, the film's final impact is twice more satisfying because it's both emotionally rewarding and it gives the title its meaning. So, which climactic moment best met the expectations you made from the title? Discuss here Titular settings and protagonists are not included as they're expected to be part of the climaxes.
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
United Artists 100th Anniversary Poll Part III
February 5 of 1919 marks the establishment of United Artists, a movie company that changed history, becoming the first one meant to give actors control over their own interests. Founded by Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and D.W. Griffith, the studio became mainly known as a distributor, and while it was sold and restructured many times, it still lives today as part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of United Artists, we have this poll. From their third 25 years of history, which is the most important United Artists movie? Vote on part I Vote on part II Vote on Part IV Discuss Here Poll by Pencho15
1969- Which film holds up the best 45 years later?
Which of these 1969 films holds up the best today? Discuss this list here
Most Surprising Oscar Fact
Which of these Oscar facts do you find most surprising? Discuss it here
Saddest movie endings ...
The original word I was going to use was 'unhappy' but then I realized that it doesn't necessary take a pessimistic or dark ending to break your heart. Still, this is not a list of movies that end happily but those who never fail to make your eyes water before the ending credits start. Totally depressing, brutally shocking or emotionnally involving, with a thin or inexistent light of hope, which of these movies has, in your opinion, the saddest ending? Discuss here
Which Fictional Firearms is your favorite? Discuss here
Most Giftable Movie Series?
From the top 25 grossing film series of all times, which character's box set are you most likely to give someone as a Christmas/birthday/other occasion gift this year? Note: Iron Man was listed on the top 25 grosses twice (as part of it's own series and as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe). Discuss this poll here: http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/flat/220945588