Poll: The Best 1990s Indian Movie

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Best Indian LGBTQ+ Films

It took about 71 years after India's independence just to decriminalize LGBT relationships. They still don't have the freedom in a true essence but getting a representation is not a small thing. Some filmmakers were brave enough to be a part of the fight for freedom in their own way. Here are some of the best Indian movies with LGBTQ+ representation. Which of these movies would you like to see the most? Discuss the poll here

In Memory of Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar, fondly known as Lata Didi, the most beloved singer of India has sadly passed away at the age of 92. She possessed one of the most soulful, melodious voices invoking joy, love, sadness, and hundreds of emotions, loved by more than a billion people of India and elsewhere. She has sung thousands of songs in more than 36 languages in a seven decades long career. She has got the titles of Nightingale of India, Voice of the Millennium and Queen of Melody. She has been awarded the highest civilian honor of India!(Bharat Ratna) and France (National Order of the Legion of Honour). Which of the soundtrack songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar do you like the most? Discuss the poll here

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The Best 1970s International Feature Film

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Odd Genre Pairings

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Low Budget Movies That Paid Off Big

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Highest-Rated Indian Films

Which of these highest-rated Indian films with at least 15,000 votes and 8.2 ratings is your favorite? Discuss here

Movies With 'Heart' in the Title

Which do you think is the best movie with 'Heart' in the title? Minimum of 5,000 votes; IMDb rating of 6.0 or above; English Language Titles Discuss the poll here

The Big Indian Wedding

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Female Directed Foreign Language Nominees

In 2010 Kathryn Bigelow made history becoming the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director, putting an end to a wait of 82 years since the first Academy Awards and 34 years since Lina Wertmüller was the first woman ever nominated for this to happen. In 2021, Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell marked the first time there were two nominees in the category. Making a place for themselves in the Best Director category has been a hard task, but it is not so well known that women have had more success in the International Film Award, where dozens of talented directors have gotten nominations and victories way before Bigelow's historic victory came to happen. As of 2021, all continents except Oceania have had at least one female director in contention for the award. This time, we look at this category and ask, which Oscar nominee for International Film directed by a woman is your favorite? If you don't know them, which one would you like to watch the most? Poll by Pencho15 Discuss Here

Best Movie in South Asia?

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