Poll: The Empire State Movies
A poll by Hoekkie
Results of 3,896 votes:
Taxi Driver (1976)
King Kong (1933)
The Godfather (1972)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Escape from New York (1981)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
The Warriors (1979)
I Am Legend (2007)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
West Side Story (1961)
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
Annie Hall (1977)
Wall Street (1987)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
On the Town (1949)
The French Connection (1971)
25th Hour (2002)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Carlito's Way (1993)
Mean Streets (1973)
King of New York (1990)
New York, I Love You (2008)
Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
The Naked City (1948)
Best Movie on IMDb Top 250's Shadow List
Most of these movies spent the majority of the past twenty years listed on the IMDb Movie Top 250. Despite, their lengthy stays as fixtures in the IMDb Top 250 these movies have been replaced by newer, more popular, more worldly and higher rated options in recent years. The Shadow 100 is comprised of movies that have disappeared from the IMDb Top 250 but have been on it the longest. Given the IMDb Top 250's eligible movies pool growth, its widening international scope, its higher inclusion thresholds and the nature of voting for movies: The likelihood of any of these movies reclaiming a Top 250 spot is slim. Which select Shadow 100 movie* not currently listed in the IMDb Top 250, but formerly a long time IMDb Top 250 member, would you rate the highest? * listed in order of IMDb Top 250 recurrence, Source: IMDb Movie Top 250 Shadow 100 After voting, See Your IMDb Movie Answer Option Ratings or Discuss the Topic Here.
Favorite Misquoted Movie Quotes
What's your favorite of these misquoted movie quotes? Discuss this list here.
Film Franchises at 100 Years Old
What film franchise do you think will be the first to have a sequel 100 years after creation? Hope we will be able to see these in Dolby V.R. (Virtual Reality!) Silent Era films are omitted. Franchises that started in Television and went to Movies included After voting, please discuss here.
If you could travel in time ...
... and experience the first screening of one of these 25 classic and/or groundbreaking movies in the theater, which one would you pick? Discuss at http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/thread/222443186
A Disastrous Decade!
According to Wikipedia, disaster films are motion pictures which depict an impending or ongoing disaster as a central plot feature and include the following broad categories: Historical Past, Future, Natural, Aliens, Computers, Monsters, and Animals and Planets. Given these criteria, Which decade do you feel produced the best Disaster Films? Discuss the list here
30's Film You Are Most Embarrassed to Have Not Seen (Popular and High Grossing)
Which of these high grossing or popular films from the 1930's are you most ashamed to admit that you have not seen? Discuss here: http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/flat/258221882 Look also for the 30's list of Award Winning and critically acclaimed films that you are most embarrassed that you have not yet seen.
Favorite 1930s Horror Movie
Celebrating Halloween, these are IMDb highest-rated horror movies from the 1930's and with more than 5000 votes. Which of these classic horror movies is your favorite? After voting, you may discuss the list here
Like Master Yoda, say it ...
Which of these famous movie lines said backwards à la Master Yoda, the funniest, would sound? Here, discuss
Metacritic's Top Sci-Fi Movies
What movie with a Metascore above 80 is your favorite ? Note: No Animation. Scores as compiled on 1-13-2020 After voting, please discuss here.
Top 25 Twelve-Word Movie Quotes
(and here we go again with the 'quotes' series) Which of these 25 twelve-word movie quotes is the most memorable? After voting, you may discuss the list here
Which one of these altered famous movie quotes will you use to propose to your partner? Practice with us here
Movies in AFI's Top 100 but Not IMDb Top 250
Which of these films that are in AFI's 100 Greatest American Films of All Time list but NOT the IMDb Top 250 do you feel most deserve a spot in both? As of November 23, 2016. In order to be included, these films must hit the requirements necessary to qualify for the IMDb Top 250, which means a film "must receive ratings from at least 25000 users to qualify." After voting, you may discuss the poll here.
Non Best Picture Nominees from AFI's Best Pictures
Out of the 100 all-time greatest American movies according to the American Film Institute, only 24 were not nominated for the Best Picture Oscar despite the fact that they were eligible and had gained iconic status shortly after their release. Assuming that most of these movies deserved at least a Best Picture nod, which one, would you say, should have actually won the Oscar? In other words, which non-Best Picture nominee is your 'Best Picture'? Discuss here In addition, the Best Picture nominees for each year of release, in capital letters, the BEST PICTURE of the year, and in bold letters, a film that made the AFI's Top 100 (ironically, 11 of the featured years didn't have a single Best Picture nominee that made the AFI's Top 100).
Philosophy behind giant-monster movies
The standard format of giant-monster movies is simple: humans + giant monster = chaos However, behind that simple equation, one can sometimes find a deeper meaning or a theme, which was purposely or accidentally inserted into a film. Which of these films had the best non-standard theme and/or metaphor? Note: Please, follow the question, and don't vote for your favorite film Discussion thread
Worst movie poster to hang in a kid's room ...
Since horror posters* aren't the most pleasant to contemplate, imagine if one of them were hung in your room, or worse: imagine if it was in your room when you were a kid... I know it gives you shudders just to think about it. So, in your opinion, which of these posters would have the most traumatic effect on you, or any normal kid, something, let's say, on the same level than Homer's Clown Bed crafted for 2-year old Bart? Discuss here * they're not all horror films but some of them are pretty scary.
Imagine the same poster with another movie's title ...
(Inspired by hb's 'double features' poll) Imagine if we kept the same movie poster, but replaced the original title by one from another film. Which of these 35 combos would be the funniest? (Interesting fact, Presidents of the United States inspired many interesting options) Discuss here
Favorite 'King' Movie
Which of these movies with the word 'King' is your favorite? Discuss the list here!
30 from the '30s.
Which of these most popular films from the 1930s is your pick? Alternately, which of these would you most like to see? Discuss the list here *7.0 or more stars
AMC's Greatest Movies of All Time
According to a public poll created by AMC, these are the top 35 of the 100 greatest movies of all-time as of October 2016. Which one of these do you think is the greatest? Discuss the poll here
Favorite score from AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores list?