Poll: Best final address by counsel
A poll by dadolo1987
Results of 1,251 votes:
A Few Good Men (1992)
12 Angry Men (1957)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
A Time to Kill (1996)
Scent of a Woman (1992)
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
The Verdict (1982)
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Inherit the Wind (1960)
Primal Fear (1996)
National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
Murder in the First (1995)
The Rainmaker (1997)
The Accused (1988)
The Firm (1993)
The Caine Mutiny (1954)
The Name of the Rose (1986)
The Client (1994)
The Conspirator (2010)
A Civil Action (1998)
Adam's Rib (1949)
Smart and Evil
What could be more dangerous than intelligence? In an evil mind. These are some movie villains that have brain as their ultimate power. Who's the smartest of them all? Discuss: HERE For protagonist list: VOTE HERE
1996: Oscar Nominee, Stand Up!
1996 was a great year for trial movies with no less than four Oscar-nominated roles "in the dock", all of them found 'guilty' of not deserving the Oscar (no appeal was admitted if we except the strong, emotional appeal to movie viewers). Which of these four Oscar-nominated "accused" performances was your favorite? After voting, you might discuss the verdict here
Face-Off: 'Split' vs. 'Primal Fear'
20 years have passed between M. Night Shyamalan's long anticipated comeback thriller Split (2016) and Gregory Hoblit's oscar-winning drama Primal Fear (1996) starring Ed Norton and Richard Gere. Both movies explore the boundaries of the mental condition known as Dissociative Identity Disorder (*). Which actor gives the most realistic performance of a person suffering from DID? Discuss the list here (*) Two or more distinct and relatively enduring identities or dissociated personality states that alternately show in a person's behavior
Greatest Movies Where the Bad Guy Wins
Which of these movies, where the bad guy or the villain wins in the end, depicted the Evil Triumph scene in the best way? After voting, you may discuss the poll here. Vote for the first part poll here.
Go Forth and Sin No More
They can be pure of heart, evil to the core,ordained, self-proclaimed, wise, or downright deceitful. Your choice is no endorsement for or against any relegion or belief. http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/flat/225877432 Choose the one, from the listed films, you find most fascinating.
Oscar Nominees & Winners at 28
Celebrating (a bit late) the 28th anniversary of our favorite website, here are 35 performances that earned their actors an Oscar nomination (in some cases a win) on the year of their 28th birthday. Which of these performances (ranked chronologically) would you consider your favorite? After the vote, you might discuss the list here (oh, and the * refers to a supporting role) Again, I know it's very likely that the actor/actress might not have turned 28 (or 29) before the actual date of the ceremony, but using the same convention as for the last three editions of this poll, the age 28 is simply the result of a simple subtraction of years. "25th Anniversary" Poll (2015) "26th Anniversary" Poll (2016) "27th Anniversary" Poll (2017)
Top 20 Villains Exit Lines
An opening line sets the tone, a final line makes the point. And since many villains (or evil protagonists) drive the film's narrative, it's all natural that their iconic lines come generally right at the end, before their demise, their pyrrhic victory or simply said, before they leave the screen. Pathetic or poignant in a dignified way, conclusive or enigmatic in an overarching way, all the following lines have been uttered by these baddies the last time we saw them on the screen. Which of these exit-lines is the most memorable? After voting, you might discuss the list here (To make the list, the villains were all nominated for the AFI's Top 50, some of the lines were also nominated for the AFI's Top 100, sometimes making the final list)
Favorite Twist Endings
Which of these twists is your favorite? Discuss the list here! Vote for part 1 here!
Smart and Evil
What could be more dangerous than intelligence? In an evil mind. These are some movie villains that have brain as their ultimate power. Who's the smartest of them all? Discuss Here For Protagonist List: VOTE HERE This is a re-creation of a poll that was published on November 23, 2014.
Great Movies With Surprise Endings
Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan on a July 17, 1938 trip from New York to California lost his bearings due to cloud cover and mistakenly flew east instead of west. The next day, he landed unexpectedly in Ireland after a supposedly unplanned transatlantic flight. In honor of "Wrong Way" Corrigan Day and other surprising turns and shocking outcomes: Which movie that took a likewise surprising turn of events and ended with an unexpected conclusion is your favorite? Discuss the topic.
I Want My Lawyer
Who among these movie lawyers would you most like to call to defend your case? Discuss the poll here
This IS Chicago in the Movies!
Whether they paint the city in a good light or a bad light, all these films are set in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., or the Chicagoland area. Which is your favorite? To Discuss it, click here: CHICAGO ROCKS!!! This is one of two poll suggestions. The other is at This Is Chicago in TV!. For the live poll of that list, click here.
Oscar-Nominated '90s Villains
In the 1990s, many memorable performances as criminals, antagonists, depraved, vile or fallen characters, were nominated for an Oscar. We'll call them "villains" in a broader term of reference. In your opinion, which of these 1990's Oscar-nominated performances as a movie villain was the best? After voting, you may discuss here
Films Depicting "Multiple Personality Disorder"
Multiple Personality Disorder or Dissociative Identity Disorder is a severe condition in which two or more distinct identities, or personality states, are present in and alternately take control of an individual. The person also experiences memory loss that is too extensive to be explained by ordinary forgetfulness. Which of these films depicting Multiple Personality Disorder disease and its effects on the characters moved you the most? [Note: This poll contains spoilers.] Discuss the list here
Most Intense Trial Movie Scenes
What do you think is the most intense scene in a trial movie from them below? (Feel free to vote, even if you just know a few of them.) To avoid spoiling in some cases, there are hiding bars put on the descriptions. To keep it fair, they are put on all of the descriptions. Rules for suggestions: 1. The intense scene doesn't need to happen in the courtroom itself, but the intense scene has to be in a trial/courtroom movie. 2. It can also be an intense trial or courtroom scene, urgent for storytelling in a drama, or comedy, etc. But then it has to be a trial or courtroom scene for sure. Remember the rule: No movie picked twice in this special poll series. To be sure avoiding to pick a scene of a movie that already had a scene used in this series, there is a list of already used titles to compare. Search for the original title of your suggestion in the comparing list. Use the original title for comparing. No movies rated below 6/10. You can give your statement here. ____________________________ Live-poll part VI Live-poll part VIII
A Perfect Murder
WARNING: Some may contain SPOILERS! You're planning a perfect murder. Think about the best way to do it, considering your alibi, weapon, evidence, motive without leaving any suspicion towards you. Which movie do you think have the most brilliant scenario of a perfect murder or how to get away with it? (whether they're successful or not) Discuss your scenario here
In Memory of John Mahoney
Veteran actor John Mahoney has passed away at the age of 77. Born in 1940 in Blackpool, England, Mahoney moved to the US, enlisted in the army and taught college-level English but didn't become an actor until he was 37. He was encouraged to join the Steppenwolf Theatre company by founder John Malkovich and later won a Tony. Mahoney was best known as Martin, the curmudgeonly father of Frasier Crane on the sitcom Frasier (1993), but he played many roles over the years. For which of his other roles will you remember him most? Discuss the list here
As of Easter weekend 2015, these are 35 US domestic box office winners of Easter opening Weekends (1982-2015). Which of these films is your favorite? Source: Box Office Mojo. After voting, you may discuss the poll here.
The Mountain State Movies
The Mountain State is the official nickname of West Virginia. In 1863 it became the 35th state of the United States of America. These movies have a connection with West Virginia. It's a topic in the story or they are (partially) filmed in West Virginia. Which movie (or movie poster) do you associate the most with West Virginia? You may discuss the poll here Click here to vote for other States of America
The Best '90s Psychological Thriller
These films showed us characters suffering huge breakdowns and as a viewer, we were sucked right into their crumbling worlds along with them. Tense, provoking, mind-bending; these are the best psychological-thriller films of the 1990s. Which of these '90s psychological thrillers are you most likely to remember? After voting, you may discuss the poll here. Also Vote on Best Psychological Thriller >>> 2000s