Poll: Favorite film starring Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis?
A poll by yrnej
Results of 211 votes:
Do the Right Thing (1989)
The Stand (1994)
Jungle Fever (1991)
All God's Children (1980)
Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
Cop & ½ (1993)
Black Girl (1966)
Christianity: The First Two Thousand Years (2001)
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots (2010)
No Way Out (1950)
The Sheriff (1971)
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2003)
The Feast of All Saints (2001)
Finding Buck McHenry (2000)
The Unfinished Journey (1999)
Beah: A Black Woman Speaks (2003)
Cool Red (1976)
The Ernest Green Story (1993)
Gone Are the Days! (1963)
Small Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood (1998)
Stephen King Villains
Which Stephen King villain is the most despicable? Discuss the list here!
Stephen King on TV
What's your favorite TV series, miniseries or TV movie based on a Stephen King work? Discuss the list here.
Favorite film with a black woman in the lead role?
It was recently announced that Lupita Nyong'o will be starring in the adaptation of the best-selling book Americanah (????). While black women have made great strides over the years in the film industry, solo (not on equal footing in the lead with a man or a woman of another ethnicity) lead roles for them are still few and far between. Which film featuring a black woman in the lead role is your favorite (minimum 5 stars, 1000 votes)? Discuss the list here
Throwback: 20th Century Television Mini-Series
Television mini-series or serials once were special events, that would occur maybe once a year. These mini-series were ratings powerhouses for networks and would be water cooler fodder for an entire month. Such times seems like a distant memory, when there were 3 channels to watch, a trusty pair of rabbit ears to pull in the signal and you actually had to watch a show the night it aired. Which 20th century television mini-series* or serial do you remember most fondly as being something special? * alternate versions or continuations provided in notes for voting and informational purposes Discuss the topic here.
Most Dangerous Virus
Which fictional virus do you think is the most dangerous to the mankind? Special Thanks to dan_dassow, TsarStepan, P_Earlsoff_Wizzdume for their great suggestions :) Discuss here http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/thread/228390656
Infidelity - Whom Can You Forgive?
They all have been cheating on their spouses. Whom of these cheating husbands and wives in films can you (as member of the audience) most willingly forgive their infidelity? Note: You are voting for the person(s) doing the cheating, not for your favourite film! Discuss here
Most Unusual Character Names in Non-Fantastical Films
Which of these strange names of characters from otherwise "realistic" films (aka not fantasy, sci-fi or horror) is the weirdest? Discuss the list here Please note: no nicknames
Italia, Yes! Mafia, No!
If The Godfather (1972) has emphasized in our consciousness many positive aspects about Italian-American culture... it also generated a few negative ones as far as pop culture and gangster movies are concerned... and this comes from a fan of the film. We tend to forget that many great movies set in Italian-American neighborhoods or featuring Italian-American protagonists have no connection whatsoever with the Mafia or any crime-related entity and deserve a tribute of their own. So, which of these Italian-American non-Mafia movies is your favorite? After voting, you might discuss the list here
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
Mixed Movie Marriages
The new film Loving (2016) follows the plight of Richard and Mildred Loving, the plaintiffs in the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which invalidated state laws prohibiting interracial marriage. Which of these interracial movie couples (either dating or married) dealing with difficult situations is the most memorable to you? Discuss the list here
IMDb Poll Board Favorite Live Poll - Part 2
The poll board members have chosen their favorite IMDb live polls created by fellow users. Which of them do you find most interesting? This is a sequel. Be sure to check out Part 1. Discuss here
These characters can turn into animals at will. Who among them is the most interesting character? Thanks to Simba63, dan_dassow, alioth4, and suicidea for additional suggestions
Remember when they had hair?
We are used to seeing these celebrities with shaved heads or very closely cropped hair. Who looks the most different to you with hair? Discuss the list here *including only actors with their own hair, no toupees or wigs allowed
The Most Controversial Movies
According to collinsdictionary.com, the meaning of controversial is "'the subject of intense public argument, disagreement, or disapproval". Which movie (no documentaries) do you think is or was the most controversial? You may discuss the poll here
Best Portrayal of a Drug Addict
Drug overdose ("OD") is the leading cause of death in the United States for adults under 55. Which movie character gives the most realistic portrayal of a drug addict? Discuss the list here For more information and/or help on drug addiction go to drugabuse.com.
The United States of Movies
Recently Entertainment Weekly magazine made a list of the single films that best captured the spirit and and story of each US state. Since there are 51 films on the list (including Washington DC) the most popular 35 are listed below. Vote for your favorite film and then you will know which US state you should be living in! Discuss the list here Movies that didn't make the top 35 cut: True Grit (Arkansas), The Ice Storm (Connecticut), Breaking Away (Indiana), Coal Miner's Daughter (Kentucky), Hairspray (Maryland), In the Heat of the Night (Mississippi), Nebraska (Nebraska), Our Town (New Hampshire), Gas, Food Lodging (New Mexico), Junebug (North Carolina), Three Faces West (North Dakota), Oklahoma! (Oklahoma), Nashville (Tennessee), Giant (Texas), Shenandoah (Virginia), October Sky (West Virginia)
One of the most enigmatic, surrealistic and iconic songs of all time, Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) is also the title of one of the most anticipated biopics of the year, starring Rami Malek as pop icon Freddie Mercury. In homage to the legendary song that made Wayne Campbell and his friends bang their heads at the guitar solo, here's a selection of classic movie shots that illustrate each of the song's legendary lyrics... literally, symbolically, in a way... or in another. Which image/lyrics combo hit the most sensitive chord to you? After voting, you might discuss the list here
BBC's 25 Greatest American Films
These are the top 25 of the greatest American films of all-time as chosen by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Which one of them do you think is the greatest? You may discuss the poll here.
Best Spike Lee Joint
Call him controversial, biased or divisive, now Oscar-winner Spike Lee has never stopped to be relevant ever since he set the template of his groundbreaking art with She's Gotta Have It (1986). He wasn't always political and made many heart-warming drama/comedies but his main work explored with a critical eye and an uncompromising spirit the social, political and interracial climate in the United States during the last fifty years: the 60s with Malcolm X (1992), the 70's with BlacKkKlansman (2018), the 80'/90s with his masterpiece Do the Right Thing (1989) and the post-September era with 25th Hour (2002). Still, for all their activism or personal stances, his "joints", as he always called them, were never devoid of humor, tenderness, a camera wizardry, editing energy and musical sensibility that elevated them to unforgettable cinematic experiences as well as -to use that key word again- relevant. In homage to his first Oscar win, name your favorite Spike Lee's joint? After voting, you might discuss the list here. That's it? that's it! Got it? Got it. Now go!
Run Off Poll: The Best Film Titles Part II
Excellent prose sometimes seems to be a dying art. The film industry, at times, does its part to revive it with great screen plays and, every so often, with exquisite titles from various sources, including novels, poems, and songs. The titles below serve as oases in a desert of the vague and recycled stamp-ons like Deceived and Shattered. Consider the sound and substance of the words below and, instead of voting for your favorite movie, vote for the title you think has the most pleasing language. This is Part II of a Run-Off Poll and includes movies after 1975. Part I included films before 1975; vote on that poll here: http://www.imdb.com/poll/NgP1VlZRZpU/?ref_=po_ho/ Discuss here