Poll: State in the United States (East)
A poll by dan_dassow
Results of 966 votes:
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Gangs of New York (2002)
Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Mississippi Burning (1988)
The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
Feeling Minnesota (1996)
The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)
War Eagle, Arkansas (2007)
Georgia Rule (2007)
Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
Picturesque Massachusetts (1942)
The Missouri Breaks (1976)
Beautiful Ohio (2006)
A Florida Enchantment (1914)
UP, Michigan! (2001)
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1948)
Louisiana Purchase (1941)
Colorful North Carolina (1942)
West Virginia Slims (2010)
12th & Delaware (2010)
Wisconsin Death Trip (1999)
The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988)
Liberty, Maine (2001)
New Jersey Drive (1995)
Panoramic View of Charleston Exposition (South Carolina) (1902)
Getting Out of Rhode Island (2003)
Vermont Is for Lovers (1992)
Memorable One-Scene Characters
One scene, one single scene can be enough for a character to leave a huge impact on the viewers*, even become one of the most memorable and enjoyable aspects of the film, even earn the actor an Oscar nomination... and in some exceptional cases, a win. So, which of these one-scene movie characters was, given the short amount of screen time AND the intensity of the performance, the most memorable? After voting, you might discuss the list here *some of them managed to sneak into one little scene (or two) but they hardly spoke in them and whether a scene or a 'sequence', they're all known for one moment of the film, little in time but big in the impact.
Favorite Gene Hackman Movie
There's no specific word to describe the talent of Gene Hackman, he could be intimidating and funny, authoritarian and easy-going, evil and goofy, suave and scary... he wasn't a man of contradictions or a man of thousand faces but he had quite a presence, he was a natural and he's still... one "hack" of a man! In homage to the legendary actor who retired too soon, here's a list of his most memorable roles and performances (small bits or cameos not included). Which of these Gene Hackman movies is your personal favorite? After voting, you might discuss the list here
Poll Board Members' Favorite Films From Their Birth Year
IMDb Poll Board members picked their favorite movies from their respective birth years. Which one is your favorite? Discuss the list here
In Memory of R. Lee Ermey
Character actor R. Lee Ermey has passed away at age 74. Ermey, who was a Marine who served in Vietnam before being medically discharged, got into acting in a round-about way, starting as a technical advisor on The Boys in Company C, Apocalypse now and An Officer and a Gentleman. He was employed as such for the film Full Metal Jacket (1987) when director Stanley Kubrick saw a tape of him verbally abusing extras and subsequently cast him in the pivotal role of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman. Deferring to his expertise, Kubrick even allowed Ermey to write and improvise his own lines, something Kubrick rarely allowed. A truly bombastic performer, Ermey will be best remembered for his breakthrough in Full Metal Jacket. But which of his other most well-known roles have you enjoyed most? Discuss the list here
American Stories Told by Foreign Directors
This is a list of films by non-American filmmakers that explore the distinct American experience from its landscape to its culture. Which American story told by a foreign filmmaker is the best? Discuss Here!
The Art of Manliness - Part 3 (1984-2005)
In 2009, the website The Art of Manliness published a list of "100 Must See Movies: The Essential Men’s Movie Library". Which of these movies has the most interesting things to say about manliness? You can also vote on Part 1 and Part 2 Discuss here
Which US state produces the best movie directors?
Discuss the list here *I left the following states off as they only had one or no substantive directors listed as being born there: Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming
The Most Beautiful Shots in Movie History — Part II
Based on the article "129 Of The Most Beautiful Shots In Movie History" by Dan Dalton , as well as some additions, here are another 35 of the most beautiful shots in movie history. The art of cinematography is an important element of a film. "It involves such techniques as the general composition of a scene; the lighting of the set or location; the choice of cameras, lenses, filters, and film stock; the camera angle and movements; and the integration of any special effects. - Encyclopaedia Britannica The crucial work of cinematographers to create beautiful, magical and perfect shots isn't an easy thing, and that aspect should not go unrecognized. Which of these shots is your favorite? Discuss here ______________________________________________________ Live Poll: Part I
Favorite 1980's movie to make the cover of Time Magazine?
Discuss this poll here
True Crime Movie
Which of those films based on a true crime is your favorite? Rules: Above 50 000 votes Rating of 7.0 or above. Discuss 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
Remembering Sir Alan Parker
We are sad to hear the director, writer, producer, actor & two time Oscar™-Nominee Alan Parker has died after lengthy illness at age 76 on July 31, 2020. He was a versatile director who directed movies which often portrayed the life of outsiders, whether good or bad. His movies were often based on true stories. Which of his movies is your favorite? Discuss here.
The Magnolia State Movies
The Magnolia State is the official nickname of Mississippi. In 1817 it became the 20th state of the United States of America. These movies have a connection with Mississippi. It's a topic in the story or they are (partially) filmed in Mississippi. Which movie (or movie poster) do you associate the most with Mississippi? You may discuss the poll here Click here to vote for other States of America
Captivating True Life Film Dramas for Humanity
Everybody knows about the big empathic blockbusters like Schindler's List (1993) or A Beautiful Mind (2001). Which of these movies that are also humanitarian are you most interested in? (If you have seen all of them, please vote for the one you think is the best.) Discuss here.
"I Have a Dream": Film that Best Depicts the Fight for Civil Rights
In the U.S., every year, the third Monday in January is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, honoring the slain Civil Rights leader. Which of the following films best illustrates the struggle for racial equality famously called for in his "I Have a Dream" speech? Discuss here
Barbers and Hairdressers
Which of these barber/hairdresser characters would you most trust to cut your hair? Discuss the list here!
Historically Black Films
Pay tribute to these historic tales of Black Americans, both real and imagined. Which tells the most interesting story? Discuss the list here * not biopics, but covering more than just one person's story + please note, the non-inclusion of Hidden Figures was an unintentional error
Need Some Ice for That Burn?
Which witty comeback below do you think is the best "burn"? You can discuss this poll here.
Despicable Racist Characters
Which of these actors portraying racist or anti-Semitic characters do you think gave the best performance? Discuss the list here!
Favorite Willem Dafoe Film
Which is your favorite Willem Dafoe film? Discuss here