Poll: In honor of Labor Day!

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Celebrating American Independents

Every year since 1776, the United States celebrates Independence Day on the 4th of July. Other Americans have declared independence not from England, like those in 1776, but from Hollywood studios and we can celebrate that everyday. The magazines Rolling Stone and Empire both published lists of what they think are the greatest American independent films. The top 35* of those are below; which of these American independents is your favorite? Discuss, and see the guidelines for inclusion, here. * - Movies are not in the order in which they appear in the magazines. See the Empire list here and the Rolling Stone list here.

The peasants are revolting

Each of these film feature conflicts between the little guy vs. the big guy: Employee-Employer and rulers-citizens and minority-majority (in both directions). Which one of these films rings the loudest bell for you? Poll suggested by ur0312403. You may discuss this poll here.

The Yellowhammer State Movies

The Yellowhammer State is the nickname of Alabama. Alabama has been called "The Yellowhammer State" since the Civil War, when a company of Alabama soldiers wore uniforms trimmed with yellow cloth and were nicknamed "Yellowhammers" (because of the bright yellow feathers that flash beneath this bird's wings and tail). "Yellowhammer" is the common name for the northern flicker woodpecker, which is also the state bird of Alabama (source: statesymbolsusa.org). Alabama became the 22nd state of the United States of America in 1819. These movies have a connection with Alabama. They are (partially) filmed there or it's a topic in the story. Which movie (or movie poster) do you associate the most with Alabama? You may discuss the poll here Click here to vote for other States of America

The Independent 1980s

The independent cinema industry as presently known grew out of the independent cinema movement that came about in the 1980s following the death of New Hollywood. From this list of influential, acclaimed independent films during the 1980s, which is the best? Discuss Here

Top 25 classic 'written' movie quotes ...

Cinema could do for many years without words spoken, at a time where the notion of 'memorable quote' barely existed. Even though times have changed, some quotes managed to penetrate collective memories without the need to be uttered by a character, and for that achievement, I wanted to ask ...which of these 'written' movies' quotes, would you say, is the most classic? Discuss this poll at http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/thread/222606338

Favorite Fictional Whistleblower Movie?

A movie tribute poll saluting those who courageously act to stop illegal acts, corruption, fraud or other types of injustice. According to Wikipedia, a whistleblower is a person who exposes any kind of information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct within an organization that is either private or public. The information of alleged wrongdoing can be classified in many ways: violations of company policy/rules, law, regulation, or threat to public interest/national security, as well as, outright fraud and corruption. Which of these movies that tells the story of a fictional whistle blower is your favorite film? *fictionalized real-life whistleblowers have been classified as fictional for poll Vote in the companion poll: Favorite Real-Life Whistleblower Movie? Discuss the topic here.

Seventeen Slices of Seventies' Life

Which of these 17 movies best captures the atmosphere and the spirit of the 1970's? Discuss the list, here

Most Courageous Whistleblower Movie Character?

Which of these real-life or fictional movie character portrayals demonstrates the most courage in their whistleblowing? Discuss the topic here.

I lived that heroic moment ...

Because being a hero isn't just about saving a group of hostages from terrorists, freeing a city from invaders or putting the bad guys in jail. Indeed, sometimes heroism is simply about having the courage to raise your voice, to act according to your beliefs, to take all the chances, all the hits and still move forward ... to become later, an inspiration for your friends, your family, your peers etc. Since there is a little bit of Rocky, Spartacus and George Bailey in all of us, which of these 'heroic' moments have you lived at least once in your life? if you lived many of them, which one of the most intense and impacting in your life? Discuss here

The North Star State Movies

The North Star State is the official nickname of Minnesota. In 1858 it became the 32nd state of the United States of America. These movies have a connection with Minnesota. It's a topic in the story or they are (partially) filmed in Minnesota. Which movie (or movie poster) do you associate the most with Minnesota? You may discuss the poll here Click here to vote for other States of America

Title Role Performances — Full Name Titles

These movie titles contain the full name of the main character from the movie, without any additions. Whose title role performance is your favorite? You may discuss the poll here

Which Movie Best Makes Legal History?

Which movie inspired by a real-life courtroom case or actual litigation that forever changed history* is the most compelling legal story? * Answer pool options made history both as landmark, influential and precedent setting cases, as well as, more infamous and sensational cases. Regardless, all are well-known, influential and had a historical impact. Discuss the topic here.

Movies for Women's History Month: An International Collection

March is Women's History Month and the movies below depict experiences that play an integral part of the history of women and girls over the past few centuries. Collectively, these films help to tell the female story in particular. Which movie do you think illustrates a piece of women's history most powerfully? Celebrate and contemplate here. - - -

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.

Film Directors Pose

Which of these renowned contemporary directors can strike the coolest "director-pose" next to a movie camera? Discuss your favorite auteur HERE...Action!

Best Frances McDormand Movie

Which movie starring Frances McDormand is your favorite? Discuss the list 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

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar!

Which of the following female characters, some fictional but many based on real women, best represents women's liberation and the progress made? After voting, feel free to discuss here. (All of these characters are adults; for a related poll of trailblazing girls, vote here.)

The Movies That Knew Too Much

"The answer my friend, is blowin' the whistle..." Steven Spielberg's upcoming (and anticipated) The Post (2017) seems like a solid companion to famous "whistle-blowing" movies like recent Best Picture winner Spotlight (2015) or the classic All the President's Men (1976). Tom Hanks even reprised the role of Ben Bradlee that earned Jason Robards an Oscar in 1977. There is a reason why whistle-blowing movies are so inspirational (and a bit Oscar-baity): they deal with the struggles of everyday heroes or heroines, fictional or real, triumphant or tragic, who had the courage to jeopardize their lives by revealing hidden injustices, unveiling shocking scandals or asking controversial questions... here's one that won't be too controversial for once. Which of these whistle-blowing movies is your favorite? After voting, discuss the list here

Ten Oscar-nominated Whistleblowers

Everyday heroes who had the courage to jeopardize their lives by revealing hidden injustices to the public eye... whether men or women, fictional or real, triumphant or tragic, here is a list of ten memorable movie whistleblowers's performances that earned an Oscar nomination in a Leading Category. From these 10 Oscar-nominated characters who 'knew too much', which one do you consider the most admirable? Discuss here In bold, what they denounced.