Poll: Classic Film-Noir Villains
A poll by ElMaruecan82
Results of 844 votes:
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Touch of Evil (1958)
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
"Cape Fear" Robert Mitchum 1961 Universal
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Initials and Last Names (Movie Characters)
Too long, too embarrassing, even too gender-biased: for various reasons, some characters' first names are kept unknown from the general public so the characters are mainly identified by two initials plus their last name. Which of these memorable cinematic characters known by initials (at least two) is your favorite? P.S. After voting, you might discuss the list here
Despicable to the Max
If "Maxes" seem to go by pair in the movies, their levels of vileness always go to the maxes... even scaring the hell out of the 'maxes' when their movie was released. Which of these four villains named Max is your favorite? After voting, you might discuss the list here
Favorite Gangster in AFI's Top 10 Gangster Films
Presented by the American Film Institute (AFI) are Top 10 Lists of the Greatest Films ever made for a specific genre. In AFI's Top 10 Gangster Films, which notorious hoodlum portrayed in a gangster film would be your favorite? [Please note: I have tried to pick the character that showed the most power/control in each film. Therefore, in a movie like Goodfellas with so many great gangsters, I chose Jimmy Conway as he was the 'main' man.] After voting, you may discuss the poll here.
AFI Female Villains
Fifteen characters from the American Film Institute's Top 50 villains are of female persuasion. Don't let that under-representation fool you, if we only considered the Top 10, there would be a majority (6 out of 10). Which of the 15 female villains from AFI's Top 50 is your favorite? After voting, you might discuss the list here
Who is your favorite villain named Hans? After voting, you might discuss the list here
And the Tony Award for Best Gangster Goes to...
Which of these memorable TV/movie gangsters named Tony is your favorite? After voting, you may discuss the list here, nothing personal, it's only business...
We'll Always Have Bogie.
Of all the screen legends in all Hollywood, no one could deliver a line like Humphrey Bogart. He was good, very good... the stuff cinematic nostalgia is made of. Commemorating the 60th anniversary of his death (January 14), which of these classic quotes said by or to "Bogie" is your personal favorite? You know what to do after the vote, don't you, Steve? You just put the cursor on "here" and click!
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
Most Hated Movie Characters
Sometimes, a character is so despicable, obnoxious or just plain dumb in a movie that we end up almost hating the actor in real life. Our brain is weird like that sometimes. Which is the most hated character portrayed in a movie? Discuss this poll here
Characters With Scary Eyes
Which of these looks scares you the most? Discuss the list 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.
Vilest Best Picture Villain
This is a continuation to the previous Most Inspiring Best Picture Hero poll. Indeed, as indispensable as the heroic figure is for a Best Picture, it can't do without a proper enemy to defeat, a memorable incarnation of the darkest sides of human nature to triumph over, or at least try ... although some of the following villains happen to be the main protagonists and often the first victims of their own vileness. So, which of these villains from Best Picture Winners, do you think, is the least redeemable or the closest to your PERSONAL definition of the word 'monster'? In other words, which one did you want to strangle with your own hands or scared you so much you didn't even dare to think about it? After voting, you might discuss the list here
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
If You Published a Book About Cinema...
... and decided your cover photo should be a still frame featuring a movie character looking at a big screen, which image would you pick? After voting, you might discuss the list here (sorry if some pics aren't exactly well-adjusted for the poll format)
Loneliest Movie Characters
"Loneliness has followed them their whole life, everywhere. In bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores, everywhere. There's no escape. They're God's lonely people." Who makes you feel the loneliest? Share Your Thoughts Here I exclude superhero, non-human (animated, vampire, dracula, monster, etc) and sole-survivor / trapped in a lone situation like Castaway or Life of Pi This is a re-creation of a poll that was published on May 02, 2015.
The Faded Stars
They used to be the stars, they used to be big. But now their lights have faded as they start to be forgotten. Which of these faded stars in movie do you wish to find their light again? Light the fire here
Fictional Celebrities in Movies
Who's your most beloved fictional celebrity character in a movie ? Poll Suggestion: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-suggestion-fictional-celebrities?rfm=1&topic_submit=true
Poker-Faced Movie Characters
It takes some impressive acting abilities to stay emotionless during the whole film or for most of it. Which of these movie characters would you most hate to confront in a Poker game? Check? Check. Now, discuss here Oh and yeah, sorry Matrix and Terminator fans, but no sunglasses allowed during the game.
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
Fictional Movie Serial Killers
Aside from the boogeyman, what really haunts us in our nightmares? Those terrifyingly dangerous movie killers, with their extreme acts of violence that only someone as crazy as them could think of let alone act on. These guys are different from mass murderers, as they would kill individually, meticulously stalking a victim and murdering them in cold blood. Which of these fictional serial killers in a film do you consider the most psychotic? After voting, you may discuss the poll here.