Poll: Most Suspenseful 1940s Hitchcock Film?
A poll by Arthur_Lemming_of_the_BDA
Results of 734 votes:
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)
Under Capricorn (1949)
Forever and a Day (1943)
The Paradine Case (1947)
Top Ten Hitchcock Villains
"Film your murders like love scenes, and film your love scenes like murders." With such a stylish -and delightfully cynical- motto, the villains of Alfred Hitchcock could only be as appealing as romantic leads... and integral to the cinematic stature reached by the Master of Suspense. It's said a film is as good as the villain, then you know why Hitchcock movies are great... on an iconic level. These are the ten villains from Hitchcock movies nominated for the American Film Institute's Top 50, only two made it (the first of the list) but that's not diminishing the others' value, one of them might even be your favorite villain. Which of these ten Hitchcockian villains is your favorite? After voting, you might discuss the list here
When Evil is Relative
You don't choose your family... no family is perfect... fair enough. Movies have taught us that one can be flawed, bad or downright evil but still be good with the family. However, there are cases where the harm was directed toward the family and that's harder to forgive. These villains or main antagonists all harmed one or many relatives (by blood, marriage or adoption) during the film, some did far worse. We're not discussing their popularity (winners would be too obvious) but their level of hatefulness. Simply put, which evil relative was the worst? After voting, you might discuss the list here
Movies That Were Disliked By Their Own Directors
Creating a motion picture is no easy task and despite filmmakers putting a great deal of effort in making a film they are not always satisfied with the final result. Which of the below examples of movies that were disliked by their own directors do you find the most surprising? Discuss the list here Note: Text in red indicates a quote from the director. See also: Films their stars disliked
Greatest Movie Dream Sequences
Movies can sometimes feel like one big dream and these sequences were literally just that. To vote on a similar poll about dream sequences, please click here. Which of these greatest movie dream sequences is your favorite? After voting, you may discuss the poll here.
Greatest Pre-1980's Movie Villains
Which of these pre-1980's live action movie characters do you think can be considered as the "Greatest Pre-1980's Movie Villain"? After voting, you may discuss the poll here. Also vote for: Greatest Post-1980's Movie Villains | Greatest Pre-1980's Movie Heroes | Greatest Post-1980's Movie Heroes | Greatest Movie Anti-Heroes of All Time | Greatest TV Heroes of All Time | Greatest TV Villains of All Time | Greatest TV Anti-Heroes of All Time
Hitchcock Scenes that Give You Vertigo
Acrophobia, or fear of heights, is explicitly mentioned in Vertigo. However, director Alfred Hitchcock was notorious for using altitudes in other movies as well. In fact, he seemed to be spellbound by them and the suspicion is that in the mind of the 'master of suspense', physical high points and emotional highlights were linked together. From these Hitchcock scenes involving heights, abysses, and falls, which most likely gives you vertigo? SPOILERS ahead! Discuss here Thank you urbanemovies for contributions to the options!
Most Iconic Scene from an Alfred Hitchcock Movie
Which of these is the most iconic scene from a movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock? ... OTHER THAN the shower scene from Psycho (1960). Minimum 15,000 votes for a film to qualify. After voting, you may discuss the poll here. Also vote for most iconic scene from the movies of: Martin Scorsese | Steven Spielberg | Christopher Nolan | James Cameron | Charlie Chaplin | Quentin Tarantino
Classic Film-Noir Villains
In a genre where even the good guys are somewhat ambiguous, the villains are likely to be more than just "morally corrupted". Creepy, eccentric, charismatic, dark or mysterious, these classic film-noir villains were certainly among the main ingredients that gave their movies this taste of cinematic immortality. Which of these classic film-noir villains is your favorite? Discuss here (to stay on the "noir" mood, no color or neo-Noir movies included)
Best Alfred Hitchcock Movie
Which movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock is your favorite? Discuss the list here!
The Golden Age of Hollywood — The 1940s
Which of these Golden Age of Hollywood movies of the 1940s from the IMDb Top 1000 list, is the most era-defining in your opinion? After voting, you may discuss the poll here. The 1930s << The Golden Age of Hollywood >> The 1950s
Mental Institution You Don't Want to End up in
These movies all have a major part of their plot set in a mental institution either open or abandoned. Which of these situations would you least like to find yourself in? Discuss here
The Green Mountain State Movies
The Green Mountain State is the official nickname of Vermont. In 1791 it became the 14th state of the United States of America. These movies have a connection with Vermont. It's a topic in the story or they are (partially) filmed in Vermont. Which movie (or movie poster) do you associate the most with Vermont? You may discuss the poll here Click here to vote for other States of America
Favorite Ingrid Bergman Performance
She was one of six people to win three Academy Awards for acting, one of nine to win the Triple Crown of Acting (an Oscar, a Tony, and an Emmy) and was ranked on the AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars in fourth place among legendary actresses. In honor of her 100th birthday (August 29, 2015), what is your favorite Ingrid Bergman performance? Note: Limited to titles with over 1000 votes. Discuss the list here
Hitch' Number Five ...
You're doing a top five list of the best Alfred Hitchcock films, and you've already got Rear Window (1954), Vertigo (1958), North by Northwest (1959) and Psycho (1960)* – what takes the fifth spot? Discuss here * (these 4 films are both listed on IMDb Top 250 and the American Film Institute's Top 100 Greatest Movies, they're the four movies to appear on the "Known For" section on Alfred Hitchcock's page, and they are generally regarded as his most classic movies)
Throwback: For Which Film Should Hitchcock Have Won A Directing Oscar?
Alfred Hitchcock was nominated five times for the Academy Award for Best Director, losing each time. For which of those films should he have won? Discuss here: http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/flat/235699169 Note: Thursday Throwbacks are similar to Friday Face-Offs, but are for movies and television shows prior to 1980.
10 Favourite Alfred Hitchcock Movies
1899 - 1980 "Some films are slices of life, mine are slices of cake."
Black & White
There truly is something special about the old movies in black and white. Which one of these films from between 1940 and 1960 is your all time favorite? Discuss the list here
Most memorable "altered-memory" film?
Which of these 22 films featuring one or several cases of partially/totally altered memories, do you think, is the most 'memorable'? Discuss at http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/thread/220876624
Overused Job Clichés
Which of these 25 clichés regarding movie professions do you think is the most overused? After voting, you might discuss the list here
Movies at 75 in 2018
Movies released in 1943 are now 75 years old. This poll includes the top rated 20 of the 1,264 movies released in 1943. Which one of these is your favorite? After voting, you may discuss the poll here. 2016 << Movies at 75 in >> 2019 Also vote for: Movies at 25 in 2018 | Movies at 50 in 2018