Poll: American Stories Told by Foreign Directors
A poll by Teriek-Williams
Results of 1,681 votes:
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
American Beauty (1999)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
The Revenant (2015)
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Paris, Texas (1984)
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Mississippi Burning (1988)
The Artist (2011)
Hell or High Water (2016)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Captain Phillips (2013)
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
The Cider House Rules (1999)
United 93 (2006)
Breaking Away (1979)
The Hurricane (1999)
Tender Mercies (1983)
RIP: Wilford Brimley — A True Natural
Veteran character actor Wilford Brimley, probably best known as one of the stars of Ron Howard's wonderful sci-fi classic Cocoon (1985) and the Barry Levinson film, The Natural (1984) starring Robert Redford, has passed away this August 1st, 2020. Wilford decided at a rather late age of 34 to try out acting. This was because he had gained weight and could not perform in rodeos anymore! He found work almost immediately as an extra in the movie True Grit (1969) starring John Wayne. Then shortly after, TV and movies came a calling. He would end up being in several high profile movies. This quote by Wilford probably best sums up his "Natural" acting style and the reason for his popularity. "I just try to be myself." Well, when you're a very likable fellow, "being yourself" can have its advantages! Thank you Wilford. Condolences to all of Wilford's family. We will miss him too. Which movie with Wilford co-starring in it is your favorite? After voting, please discuss here.
Say Goodbye to the Message Boards!
This is a melancholy time for us, poll board users, as I'm sure it is for every IMDb member. We're saying goodbye to the message boards and as sad as it is, maybe time has come to move forward and embrace the future with enthusiasm and optimism... but not after a last "polly" farewell to the Message Boards. If you could say goodbye to the message boards and all the good people you've spent your regular time with by stealing a line from movies of TV, which one would you use (even loosely). In other words: Which of these farewell lines (nothing negative or death-related) would you use to say goodbye to the message boards? Discuss the list here and... well, so long!
What Film Best Celebrates Personal Independence?
The 4th of July is Independence Day in the United States, a celebration of the American colonies declaring independence from England. A nation's independence is of great importance but it's hard to imagine that any country could envision claiming independence if individuals didn't strive for their own personal independence. The movies below depict brave individuals who fought seemingly impossible odds to gain independence from social and political injustice, control by others, or their own demons, disabilities, or insecurities. Of the films below, which depicts the struggle for freedom that inspires you the most? After voting, discuss here.
A Few Good Quotes
When a movie quote is good enough, it becomes memorable. Some get memorable because they have good in them, literally speaking. Which of these quotes with the word 'good' is the most memorable? You voted? Good. Now you can discuss the list in... a good place.
Final Jeopardy! answers on film and TV in 2014
Which of these final Jeopardy! answers was easiest for you to get the question? Discuss the list here
The United States of Movies
Recently Entertainment Weekly magazine made a list of the single films that best captured the spirit and and story of each US state. Since there are 51 films on the list (including Washington DC) the most popular 35 are listed below. Vote for your favorite film and then you will know which US state you should be living in! Discuss the list here Movies that didn't make the top 35 cut: True Grit (Arkansas), The Ice Storm (Connecticut), Breaking Away (Indiana), Coal Miner's Daughter (Kentucky), Hairspray (Maryland), In the Heat of the Night (Mississippi), Nebraska (Nebraska), Our Town (New Hampshire), Gas, Food Lodging (New Mexico), Junebug (North Carolina), Three Faces West (North Dakota), Oklahoma! (Oklahoma), Nashville (Tennessee), Giant (Texas), Shenandoah (Virginia), October Sky (West Virginia)
The Homers Club
If someone says "Homer", we might think of the Greek poet, but we're not all scholars... and our immediate thought would most certainly be the one and only Homer J. Simpson, and that's the honest truth (Ruth). But supposing he decided to found his own 'Homers Club' and invite all great cinematic characters of the same name, which one would you pick as your second favorite? (or your favorite if you're not too fond on Homr... not a typo) After voting, you might discuss the list here
The oeuvre of Lasse Hallström
Since the '70s, Swedish director Lasse Hallström has been creating quirky, emotionally-effecting, character-driven films. His new film is The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014). Which of his previous films moved you the most emotionally? Discuss the list here
Saddest Movie of the '90s
Which movie would you consider the biggest tear-jerker of the '90s? After sobbing, you may discuss the list here
How do you watch most of the movies you see?
When movies started there were only a limited ways of getting to watch the available movies; theaters and projection boxes. Over the years, more and more options have become available, and today you can watch a movie pretty much anywhere on anything from a cell phone to a theater. How about you? Where/how do you watch most of the movies you see? Discuss here.
Oscar-Nominated Movies at 20 in 2019
Which of these Oscar-nominated English-speaking movies released in 1999 is your favorite? After voting, you might discuss the list here
Donnerwetter! German Movie Title Translations
Which of these German translations, even if far from the original, works best as a movie title? There have already been Wackiest Spanish Translation of a Movie Title, Weirdest Italian Title Translation and Sacrebleu! Films whose French titles are better .... Discuss here
Run Off Poll: The Best Film Titles Part II
Excellent prose sometimes seems to be a dying art. The film industry, at times, does its part to revive it with great screen plays and, every so often, with exquisite titles from various sources, including novels, poems, and songs. The titles below serve as oases in a desert of the vague and recycled stamp-ons like Deceived and Shattered. Consider the sound and substance of the words below and, instead of voting for your favorite movie, vote for the title you think has the most pleasing language. This is Part II of a Run-Off Poll and includes movies after 1975. Part I included films before 1975; vote on that poll here: http://www.imdb.com/poll/NgP1VlZRZpU/?ref_=po_ho/ Discuss here
Favorite Drive-in Theater or Outdoor Movie Scene
June 6th is National Drive-In Movie Day and marks the official birthday of the drive-in movie theater. The popularity of the drive-in movie theater peaked back in 1958 with 4,063 drive-ins spread across the United States. About 400 traditional drive-in theaters remain operating worldwide with 348 of those located within the United States. The unique outdoor experience has allowed that number to hold steady over the past decade. Drive-ins might even be poised for a slight rebound. However, the future of outdoor cinema may lie elsewhere. Entrepreneurs are looking to update the outdoor cinematic experience by using historic landmarks, rooftop locations, air-supported domes and beds to create a fresh spin on the outdoor movie experience and make 'movie night' a special event again. Which of these movie scenes set against the backdrop of a drive-in movie theater or outdoor movie screening is your favorite? Discuss the topic here.
Favorite Best Picture Music Oscar Nominee?
Which of these Best Picture Oscar-nominated music movies whose main character(s) are involved in the creation or performance of music* is your favorite? *composers, singers, musicians, managers, venue owners, etc. For the purpose of this question, a music genre movie is defined as a movie whose plot is dominated by the performance or creation of music (vocal, instrumental, or mechanical sounds having rhythm, melody, or harmony). In contrast to a musical genre movie, which combines songs interwoven into the narrative, spoken dialogue, acting and sometimes dance. Those movies that have both elements would fit into the music and musical genres. Discuss the topic here.
Best Film Adaptations Written by the Author
This is a list of film adaptations written by the author of the original source material. Which one is your favorite? Discuss at the Poll Suggestion Board!!! Note: No adaptations of visual media allowed, ruling out adaptations of short films and television shows as well as remakes or reboots.
The Pine Tree State Movies
The Pine Tree State is the official nickname of Maine. In 1820 it became the 23rd state of the United States of America. These movies have a connection with Maine. It's a topic in the story or they are (partially) filmed in Maine. Which movie (or movie poster) do you associate the most with Maine? You may discuss the poll here Click here to vote for other States of America
Favorite House Movie?
Which movie with "house" in the title is your favorite? Vote in the companion poll: Favorite House Titled TV Series? Discuss the topic 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
Greatest Supporting Actor Oscar Performances (1990-Now)
Which Oscar winning best supporting actor performance from 1990 to 2019 is the greatest? Greatest Acting Oscar Performances (1990-Now) Companion Polls Lead Actor : Lead Actress : Supporting Actor : Supporting Actress Discuss the topic here.