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Nicolas Cage has entertained moviegoers throughout his years of acting, playing characters who have made us root for them, cry and laugh. With the release of Mandy (2018) coming closer, I thought it would be right to see what all you IMDB users believe to be the best Nic Cage movie! So, which is your favorite? Discuss here after voting

Silent Night

December 24, 2018 marked the 200th anniversary of the first performance of "Silent Night" (German: "Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht"). Father Joseph Mohr asked Franz Xaver Gruber, schoolmaster and organist in the nearby village of Arnsdorf, to compose music to lyrics he wrote when the church organ was damaged. The song was first performed with guitar accompaniment for the Christmas Eve mass. In which of these films was "Silent Night" most effectively used? After voting, please discuss here.

Best Easter Movie/TV

Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a Christian festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Here is the list of Easter-themed movies, TV movies, short, and video. Which of these titles do you like the most? Discuss the poll here

Favorite Life Mulligan or Life Do-Over Movie

NATIONAL MULLIGAN DAY is celebrated annually on October 17th. Movies with a life mulligan themed plot share the same premise, but each is uniquely interesting and worth watching. The main characters in life mulligan themed movies are dissatisfied with their lives. However, they get the unique gift to see how things would be if their lives had turned out differently. Although the premise is the same, the paths and plot devices used to achieve the awakening and the actual life mulligan vary. In the end, they return to their original lives knowing the grass isn't always greener and are much happier for it. Which of these movies whose plot has a life mulligan or life do-over theme is your favorite? After voting, discuss the topic here.

Mother's Day Films

To celebrate Mother's Day, which of these motherly films best suits your Mother's Day mood? Discuss here

Best Rom-Coms of the '80s

Which of these 1980's romantic-comedy films is your favourite? Discuss this poll here

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Broadway is where the musical reigns supreme. Regardless, non-musical stage plays still find a niche and can become just as big when they make the move to Hollywood. Which big non-musical movie adaptation became even bigger when it flipped coasts? Which non-musical movie based on a successful Broadway stage play became the best Hollywood movie adaptation? * Broadway or Off-Broadway Discuss the topic here.

Bechdel Test

The Bechdel test is used to identify gender bias in fiction. A work passes the test if it features at least two women who talk to each other about something other than a man. Commentators have noted that a great proportion of contemporary works fail to pass this threshold of representing women. Which of these films best epitomize the ideals of the Bechdel test? You may discuss this poll here?

All-Female Movie Posters

Celebrating March 8th aka Women's Day, these are posters that feature one or many women, either totally or partially. (No men and no animals should be in the poster, too) If you could only replace the film's title by 'WOMEN'S DAY', which picture would make the most interesting illustration? After voting, you may discuss the list here

The Ultimate Chick Flick?

A chick flick is a film about a girl/girls made for girls. Which of these films comes closest to your idea of the ultimate chick flick? Discuss here

Most Desirable All Star Cast

You are making a film - with an unlimited budget. Which all star ensemble from one of these movies would you chose as your cast? Remember, you're voting purely for the group of actors involved, not for the best film. Because, given the chance, you would, of course, make a much better job of it in your production than some of the directors did in these films! The possibly even more impressive casts of the Harry Potter films, The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies and the Batman/Dark Knight franchise are beyond your means, because even an unlimited budget has its limits... ;-) Discuss here

Golden Globes 2019 — Best Original Song in a Motion Picture

Which of the nominees of the 2019 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture do you think should win? Discuss here

The Pelican State Movies

The Pelican State is the official nickname of Louisiana. The brown pelican was designated the official state bird of Louisiana in 1966. Early European settlers were impressed with the pelican's generous and nurturing attitude toward their young, and the pelican has been a symbol of Louisiana since that time. The pelican appears on Louisiana's state flag, great seal, the official state painting and is one of three Louisiana symbols displayed on the U.S. mint's bicentennial Louisiana quarter (source: statesymbolsusa.org). Louisiana became the 18th state of the United States of America in 1812. These movies have a connection with Louisiana. They are (partially) filmed there or it's a topic in the story. Which movie (or movie poster) do you associate the most with Louisiana? You may discuss the poll here Click here to vote for other States of America

Favorite wedding movie?

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Celebrating Julia Roberts' 50th Birthday

Julia Roberts originally wanted to be a veterinarian. When her brother, Eric Roberts, achieved some success in Hollywood, Julia decided to try acting. At the age of 20, she made her first big screen appearance in the film Satisfaction (1988). Only 2 years later she became known to worldwide audiences when she starred in Pretty Woman (1990). After her breakthrough she was the highest-paid actress in the world throughout most of the 1990s and in the first half of the 2000s. In celebration of Julia Roberts' 50th birthday (October 28th), which movie featuring Julia Roberts is your favorite? You may discuss the poll here

Favourite Whacky Character

Some of the characters in these films are just unconventional or eccentric, others are stark raving mad. Which of them is your personal favourite? I had to list them by the films they feature in, because some of them have no character page or the character appears in several (sometimes very different) versions in multiple films. If there is more than one character from the same film, the film appears twice in the list, with different charactors (actors playing them) listed beside the film title. Discuss the list here: http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/thread/223653701

Best Nostalgic Film

"Yesterday... all my troubles seemed so far away... With the sad passing of Gloria Katz, writer of American Graffiti (1973) and the release of Alfonso Cuarón's much anticipated Roma (2018), an autobiographical film based on his childhood in Mexico City, let's have a look on all these times of happiness and/or melancholy where nostalgia was brought to the silver screen. The following fictionalized autobiographies, coming-of-age stories or lighthearted dramas may not all be based on the director's or a writer's early years... but they all have one thing in common: they convey a warm, sad, dreamy or bittersweet feeling of nostalgia either from the narrative or the way the characters (no gangsters included) reminisce about their sweet old memories. And the nostalgia can be so powerful that viewers might feel nostalgic about times or places they didn't even know. Which of these nostalgic films is your favorite? After voting, you might discuss the list here

The Best Time Travel Movies That Are Not Sci-Fi

Most time-travel movies use some sort of mechanical device/machine and are a big part of the Sci-Fi genre, but there are some movies that don't include any science fiction elements, they could be using the mind, accidental, or some time loop/rip in time. The following movies involve time travel, but they are not considered Sci-Fi genre according to IMDb. Which one do you think is the best? "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” ? J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring Time travel here

Best Movie of 1989

1989 was a massive year for movies with the release of many hit blockbusters and critically acclaimed movies. What do you think is the best movie from 30 years ago? Discuss here after voting.

Who Run the World? Girls!

Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) is now in theaters. It follows the female singing group the Bellas as they reunite for a USO tour. Which of these films featuring mainly women actors do you like most? Discuss the list here