Poll: Movies that Begin with the Ending
A poll by absiddique1
Results of 24,260 votes:
Fight Club (1999)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
The Prestige (2006)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
3 Idiots (2009)
American Beauty (1999)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Citizen Kane (1941)
12 Monkeys (1995)
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Big Fish (2003)
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Into the Wild (2007)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Double Indemnity (1944)
Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
Annie Hall (1977)
Favourite Whacky Character
Some of the characters in these films are just unconventional or eccentric, others are stark raving mad. Which of them is your personal favourite? I had to list them by the films they feature in, because some of them have no character page or the character appears in several (sometimes very different) versions in multiple films. If there is more than one character from the same film, the film appears twice in the list, with different charactors (actors playing them) listed beside the film title. Discuss the list here: http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/thread/223653701
Best 'Picaresque' Movie
The picaresque novel is a literary genre that can be summed up as "fictional autobiography" (or fictionalized). It depicts the adventures of a hero (generally a sympathetic outsider) whose fate primarily depends on his own wits but also on various encounters and strikes of luck, sometimes bad. Told in first person, there's no real plot, rather a series of disconnected episodes since the 'picaro' can't maintain a social status or hold a job for a long time. There's little character development personality-wise, as the essence of the "picaro" is to remain a picaro, it's the world around him that changes and its depiction always carries an element of satire that makes the story captivating and relevant. All the following movies present at least some, if not all, diverse characteristics of the 'picaresque' genre. Which of the following 'picaresque' movies is your favorite? After voting, you may discuss the list here
How Big is Your TV?
How big is your TV? (measured diagonally) You may discuss the poll here
Jumanji Me into a Movie: Fantasy
What Fantasy movie would you like to be Jumanji'd/transported into? If you would be so bold, tell us what movie you voted for and what character you wanted to be, right here. No fibbing! Don't be scared! No one will know....
Best films about remorse and atonement
There are no second chances in life, except to feel remorse.” ? Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people. This day have two important themes: atonement and repentance. From this list of movies about remorse and atonement, which one you think best portrayed this two themes? You will feel remorse if you don't discuss about this poll here
Favourite Film Father
Which of the fathers featuring prominently in these films dealing with father-child relationships is your favourite? Discuss here
Best Movie on IMDb Top 250's Shadow List
Most of these movies spent the majority of the past twenty years listed on the IMDb Movie Top 250. Despite, their lengthy stays as fixtures in the IMDb Top 250 these movies have been replaced by newer, more popular, more worldly and higher rated options in recent years. The Shadow 100 is comprised of movies that have disappeared from the IMDb Top 250 but have been on it the longest. Given the IMDb Top 250's eligible movies pool growth, its widening international scope, its higher inclusion thresholds and the nature of voting for movies: The likelihood of any of these movies reclaiming a Top 250 spot is slim. Which select Shadow 100 movie* not currently listed in the IMDb Top 250, but formerly a long time IMDb Top 250 member, would you rate the highest? * listed in order of IMDb Top 250 recurrence, Source: IMDb Movie Top 250 Shadow 100 After voting, See Your IMDb Movie Answer Option Ratings or Discuss the Topic Here.
Movies Told in Flashback
As our main character reminisces, we watch a story of their past come to life. Which of these films told in flashback is your favorite? After voting, you may discuss the poll here.
Keyword Poll: Magical Realism
a style of writing, films, art, etc. that mostly represents life as it really is but with some events or features that are magical or supernatural– magical realism (Cambridge) Here are the top 25 highest rated feature films (with more than 1000 votes) with the IMDb keyword magical-realism. Which one do you think is the best combination of magic and realism? Discuss here after voting
New Broadway musical based on a film you'd be most likely to see?
Which of these would you be mostly likely to see?
Of this list of films centered around fish or fishing, which is your favorite? To keep the "catch" managable, we'll "throw back" anything that is less than 7 on the IMDB scale. Everything else is a "Keeper"! Discuss the list here
Favorite Fictional Biography Movie
Fictional Biography is a subgenre of Biography wherein it accounts for a person's life where that person is a fictional character or it can also be defined as a genre wherein it provides a fictional account of a contemporary or historical person's life. Movies that have at least 5,000 votes and an IMDb rating of at least 7.0 are considered. Which of these is your favorite Fictional Biography Movie? Discuss 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
Prime Numbered Titles - 7
Prime Numbers create a unique sequence. The fourth prime number is 7. Which do you think is the best movie with a title length of 7 characters? English titles; Minimum of 50,000 votes; IMDb rating of 8.0 or above. Discuss the poll here
Favorite Film Featuring a Mermaid
Which of these films featuring a mermaid is your favorite? Discuss here
Grief, Death, and Loss
Grieving is the outward expression of your loss. Your grief is likely to be expressed physically, emotionally, and psychologically. For instance, crying is a physical expression, while depression is a psychological expression. It is very important to allow yourself to express these feelings. Often, death is a subject of movies. Here is the list of movies that use death and grief as subject. Which movie from the following list do you find most touching? After voting, discuss here.
The Most Fascinating Fantasy of the 2000s
Which of these 35 top rated non-animated Fantasy movies of the 2000s do you find the most fascinating? After voting, you may discuss the poll here. 1990s << Most Fascinating Fantasy
Big Name, Big Budget, Big Time, Big Movies
All movie fans like big movies, which of these select feature films with "big" in the title made the biggest impression on you? Discuss the topic here.
The Best 2000s Adventure Movie
Which of these 35 top rated non-animated Adventure movies of the 2000s is your favorite? After voting, you may discuss the poll here.
Danny Elfman's Best Scores
We have already had a polls rating the best musical scores on film by composers John Williams and Hans Zimmer. Now let's take a look at one more great composer of our time: Danny Elfman. You probably know Elfman for composing the eerie and haunting music that accompanies all of Tim Burton's dark films. But he's also an accomplished lyricist for writing all the songs for the musicals "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "Corpse Bride." And let's not forget about his work in television, composing the main title themes for "The Simpsons" and "Desperate Housewives". Elfman has been composing for over 30 years and has over 90 credits and 4 Oscar nominations to his name, but unbelievably has yet to win an Oscar. This is a list of films that Danny Elfman composed the score for. Selection is taken from his awards-nominated work, his highest grossing films, and his otherwise highly regarded scores. From this list, which film has your favorite Elfman musical score? Discuss this Here