Poll: Claustrophobics...STAY AWAY!
A poll by yrnej
Results of 5,013 votes:
The Abyss (1989)
127 Hours (2010)
Das Boot (1981)
The Thing (1982)
Apollo 13 (1995)
World Trade Center (2006)
12 Angry Men (1957)
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Phone Booth (2002)
Fermat's Room (2007)
The Hole (2001)
Panic Room (2002)
The Killing Room (2009)
Crimson Tide (1995)
K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
Fantastic Voyage (1966)
Ice Station Zebra (1968)
Tense Movie Moments
Alfred Hitchcock once explained perfectly the difference between surprise and suspense. When a bomb under a table goes off, that's surprise. When we know the bomb is under the table but not when it will go off, that is suspense. For these moments in film, we found ourselves in a state of sheer tense and anticipation, as we relentlessly bit our nails nervous of what may ensue. The culmination of the event was overshadowed by its uneasy build up to it. There are quite a few, so this list has been narrowed down mostly by having some of our users here at IMDb pick their favorites. Which of these memorably tense moments in a film had you holding your breath the most? After voting, you may discuss the poll here.
IMDb Birthday Poll
From this list of movies that earned at least one Oscar nomination and were released the year that IMDb was born (October 17, 1990) which one is your favorite? Discuss this poll here
Which Male-Female Fight scene was most impressive?
Films Based on Stephen King Novels
It has been announced that Stephen King's The Dark Tower (2017) series will be put to the screen. Which of these films based on a Stephen King novel is your favorite? Discuss here
Stuck In A Room Situations
Being stuck in a room is something no one wants to go through. These following movies have characters stuck in a room of some sorts. Which situation would you not want to go through? Discuss here.
Movies with a Minimal Cast
Some movies center on a tight drama involving a very minimal amount of characters (three, two, or even just one). They forego large casts, and that small core pretty much have all the speaking and acting parts. Some of these movies might have larger casts than just that core, but they are either "extras" in one small scene, or voice-only (offscreen). The overwhelming majority of the time and narrative of these films depicts only that minimal core interacting. These films are usually intense character studies, shown in a very small-group (or pair, or singular) dynamic. Which one of these films of that style makes use of it in a way you like best? Discuss here
The IMDb Phonetic Alphabet of Movie Titles
Here's the all new IMDb phonetic alphabet - as opposed to the as yet more widely used NATO version. Which of the one-word titles representing the letters of the alphabet is your favourite? The titles used are the original titles in English as they appear in the description below the default display, which may be different, depending on your site settings. Discuss here
Case Study for a Psychologist
You're a psychology student and have to write a case study. Which of these mentally afflicted characters (all Oscar nominated or winning performances) would you choose as subject for your paper? May contain SPOILERS as the mental state of some of the characters is only revealed in the course of the film, or at the end. Discuss here.
The Centennial State Movies
The Centennial State is the official nickname of Colorado. In 1876 it became the 38th state of the United States of America. These movies have a connection with Colorado. It's a topic in the story or they are (partially) filmed in Colorado. Which movie (or movie poster) do you associate the most with Colorado? You may discuss the poll here Click here to vote for other States of America
Stephen King's writers
Which Movie / TV Series based on Stephen King's stories, involving a writer as character, do you like most? Discuss the list here
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)
Iconic Movie Quotations
Many movie quotes became iconic because they could adapt to everyday situations that justified quoting the film... starting with the film itself Indeed, some quotes were even more legendary because they seemed to have an existence of their own "before" the film and entered pop culture as "quotes within quotes", or simply put "quotations". Whether quotes whose core-statement was taken from an original speaker or featuring a quotation from the actual speaker referring to himself or someone else, the quotation to vote for is in bold letters. Some classic lines were used in an initial context then reprised for a more impactful effect, they can be considered as quotations but they don't exactly fit the criteria of the poll, so no "there's no place like home" or "Hasta la vista baby". Which of these cinematic quotations is the most iconic? After voting, I say "discuss the list here"
Iconic Horror Movie Quotes
This is a list of memorable quotes from classic horror films. The question is not which one is your favorite, but which of these classic horror quotes best defines the genre, if there had to be one, which one would you pick? Don't be scared, cast your vote and discuss here...
This Crazy Thing Happened To Me
Some of the films on this list are fantasy films, but in all of them, there is a small part that is quite rare, but might occur in real life, for example, Inception: Personal experience of a dream within a dream. From this list, which rare thing happened to YOU in real life? If there is more than one, select the option that you believe is the MOST unbelievable and rare. I avoided from inserting to the list cases of physical violence or sexual violence. We would appreciate if you share your story here. Special thanks to jamesh5 & Ferry_Silitonga who helped me with the sugestion and too all the good people who helped me with this poll.
The Hitchcockian Poll (Pt. I)
Which is your favorite 'Hitchcockian' film? These are some the many films that have been described as being inspired by or reminiscent of the suspense of Alfred Hitchcock. Discuss here
The Best '90s Psychological Thriller
These films showed us characters suffering huge breakdowns and as a viewer, we were sucked right into their crumbling worlds along with them. Tense, provoking, mind-bending; these are the best psychological-thriller films of the 1990s. Which of these '90s psychological thrillers are you most likely to remember? After voting, you may discuss the poll here. Also Vote on Best Psychological Thriller >>> 2000s
Which Thriller Would Make the Worst Name for a Retirement Home?
A little black comedy never hurts, and the poll means no disrespect to our seniors... which of the 400 movies nominated for the top 100 Most Heart-Pounding American Movies would make the worst name for a retirement home?* (in a humorous way) After voting, you might discuss the list here *(please consider the original English title)
OCDO : Original Cinematic Deadly Objects ....
What is the most original cinematic deadly object? (No weapons, of course.) Discuss here
The Father of 'The Princess Bride'
IMDb is saddened to announce the death of celebrated screenwriter and author William Goldman, at the age of 87. Goldman, the brother of Oscar-winning author James Goldman, is best known for his many classic screenplays, including Oscar-winners Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and All the President's Men (1976), but he also wrote some plays and 25 books, including novels, non-fiction and memoirs. His highly-recommended non-fiction books and memoirs are of particular interest to fans and scholars as they tell both juicy, behind-the-scenes stories and give practical advice on screenwriting. Which of Mr. Goldman's beloved and award-winning films do you consider the greatest? Want to talk about it? Click here!
Top 25 six-word movie quotes ...
Which of these 25 six-word movie quotes do you think is the most memorable? Discuss here