Poll: Fictional Movie Serial Killers
A poll by pere-25366
Results of 2,170 votes:
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
American Psycho (2000)
Saw VI (2009)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Seed of Chucky (2004)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
I Saw the Devil (2010)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Vincent D'Onofrio stars as Carl Stargher
Scream 4 (2011)
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Death Proof (2007)
The Lovely Bones (2009)
Wolf Creek 2 (2013)
Harry Connick Jr.
Red Dragon (2002)
The Killer Inside Me (2010)
Man Bites Dog (1992)
The Bone Collector (1999)
Most Overused Lines in Films - Part 1
Which of these phrases do you find most overused in movies? Thanks to the user DoctorBuster , who originally proposed this idea and passed it on. Discuss here
The Villain Types...
...as coined by WatchMojo (for initial inspiration). Which archetype would you FEAR THE MOST? After voting, you may discuss the poll here. Also vote for: The Hero Types
Characters With Scary Eyes
Which of these looks scares you the most? Discuss the list here!
Bizarre Song & Scene Combinations
Sometimes bizarre songs emphazise a strange storytelling. What is the strangest scene you have seen from them below? Please read the rules and sing your song here. (No musicals or animated or puppet movies)
Axe Wielding Characters
Which of these characters, who are handy with axes, is your favorite? Discuss the list here!
Which cliché often occuring in movies dealing with psychological phenomena do you find most irritating? Discuss here
Iconic Closing Shots in Movies
These were the very last shots that we saw before that screen faded to black... and we haven't been able to shake them since. As plots and character arcs wrapped up, these final frames were able to satisfy, shock or elicit some other type of emotion from us. These shots showed us how one can never underestimate the power of a send off. Which of these iconic closing shots in a film is your favorite? After voting, you may discuss the poll here.
Biggest Movie Losers
These are movie characters who are perpetual losers, because their life, their circumstances or simply their environment is keeping them down. But they fight and some of them don't give up aiming for a normal condition. Which of these struggling, losing characters below is the most interesting to you? (The loser has to be from movies rated minimum 6.5/10 stars on IMDb. No animation allowed but characters can be either from real life or fictional. One exception: When the loser is so significant that he's worth standing next to the other losers below, the movie can be rated down to 5.5/10.) Discuss here. A special thank you to Dan Dassow, Jen & Djesika, who helped me so much correcting my typos.
Iconic Horror Movie Weapons
A knife? A chain saw? A hook? Horror movies, along with their villains, have been as creative as they have been horrifying with their weapons of choice, and have mentally scarred us as a result. Lock your doors, shut your shelves and hide your appliances from these guys! Which of these iconic horror movie weapons is the most creative use of violence? After voting, you may be spooked out here.
All Ends Well That Ends With a Smile
It doesn't take a scientist's mind to understand all the positive values of smiling: just watching someone smiling can immediately draw us to that person. Smiling relieves us from stress and negative thoughts, allowing us to embrace life in a more detached, fun, cheerful or optimistic way. And this is why, for all its stress-relieving, attractive and communicative effect, a smile can also work as the perfect conclusion to a movie, drama or comedy, lasting for a few seconds but promised to an eternal memory. And many films owe a great part of their popularity to a final smile that beautifully wrapped them up, captured their spirit and provided the perfect conclusion. Whether joyful, teary, enigmatic or even creepy, which of these classic final smiles from live-action movies was the most emotionally rewarding conclusion? Discuss here
Face-Off: Hannibal Lecter vs. Norman Bates
Each are played by an Anthony ___kins. Each occupy one of the Top 2 spots in AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes & Villains. Each are fascinating characters of two legendary films in the horror-thriller genre. Which is your favorite of the two? After voting, you may discuss the poll here.
Favorite Brad Pitt Character
Who is your favorite character that Brad Pitt has portrayed? Discuss the list here!
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)
Gee! What happy guys ... NOT!!! Which one of these has the creepiest smile ever to appear in movies or made for television movies? To suggest another image (with an address to the image) , post here. Say cheese for the camera. To vote on more creepy smiles, here is another poll: I Know That (Creepy) Smile!.
Most Iconic Scene from an Alfred Hitchcock Movie
Which of these is the most iconic scene from a movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock? ... OTHER THAN the shower scene from Psycho (1960). Minimum 15,000 votes for a film to qualify. After voting, you may discuss the poll here. Also vote for most iconic scene from the movies of: Martin Scorsese | Steven Spielberg | Christopher Nolan | James Cameron | Charlie Chaplin | Quentin Tarantino
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
Bad, Bad Normans
Many cinematic characters deviated from the ethical... norm, which is coincidentally short for their first name. Which of these villainous Normans is your personal favorite? After voting, you might discuss the list here
I Know That (Creepy) Smile!
Fake, evil, and menacing, or just plain creepy. Which smile looks most memorable to you? SMILE! And discuss it here!
AFI Serial Heroes & Villains
From the American Film Institute's 100 Greatest Heroes and Villains, who's your favorite screen-character played (if applicable) at least 3 times by the same actor? After voting, you may discuss the list here
Best Male Performance Not Nominated for an Oscar
Which of these male performances chosen by IMDb Poll Board members as the best performances not nominated for an Oscar most deserved to be nominated? Discuss it here. Vote in the female poll here