Poll: IMDb Poll Board Movies That Awoke Your Passion For Cinema
All of us here love the cinema. The IMDb Poll Board Members have chosen the film that awoke their passion for cinema. Do any of these movies awaken your passion for cinema? Discuss this poll here
Poll by: joesiegel
Created Jan 8 2020
The Terminator (1984)
"my parents taped The Terminator (1984) from a TV showing which was on 3rd or 4th of May of 1994 and the next day I first saw it when my parents were re-watching it and cutting away the commercials. It positively blew me away then and it still amazes me now. I never get bored of it even after spending like half-a-year accounting the most accurate bodycount of the movie and titular antagonist's screntime (I've pretty much seen this movie frame-by-frame a few times). Which turned out to be 26 minutes and 8 seconds, of which only 16 minutes are of first-billed Arnold Schwarzenegger. That's some movie magic for you: one of cinema's most memorable" nikolayyeriomin pick.
El Mariachi (1992)
"the first subtitled foreign language movie I've seen and this opened my eyes to other things than mainstream Hollywood and dubbed Japanese monster movies" TsarStepan pick.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
I was 10 years old when I watched this film for the first time, and it made a deep impression on me. I was enchanted by the beautifully told story and the wondrous world of Tolkien. I just loved everything about this movie and still do. Djesika pick.
Taxi Driver (1976)
"One of the first movies that made a deep impression to me was Taxi Driver" Leavey-2 pick.
IMDb on the Street (2015)
"IMDb awoke my passion for movies" ElMaruecan82 pick.
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
"That movie fascinated me. I loved the style and the mystery and I wanted to understand the movie. After that I started reading about David Lynch, Eraserhead, etc., and I guess since then I never stopped reading, searching and watching movies" Hoekkie pick.
Paths of Glory (1957)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
"It was one of the first movies I saw in the cinema as a child and the one that awoke my passion for movies" MJdraco pick.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988)
"My favorite since childhood, this witty show helped spark my interest in movies of all sorts, including obscure, low budget projects, as well as encouraging my tastes and cultivating my search for only the best quality films" NarniaIsAwesome pick.
Like Father (2018)
"More than a film, I think that what really started a passion on Me was my father" penchofifteenpolls pick.
The Jungle Book (1967)
"It was a re-release in our home city. It was my first time visiting a cinema ever at the age of 4 or 5. I don't know the exact age proper anymore. The movie was for an audience 6+ years of age. So my father had to smuggle me into the cinema. But I still know he told me to not tell anyone I'm younger. So I shouted at the box office (in German words): I'M 6 YEARS OLD, OK? The grown ups had a good laugh and the lady on the box office agreed. The movie enlighted my heart for cinema" Breumaster pick.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
"After watching this movie by chance in the cinema, I started looking for more movies of this style and at first I was obsessed with films about scammers, gangsters, frauds and specifically with Martin Scorsese movies, however thanks to this I got to know more genres that fascinated me and I was captivated by the great complexity of cinema." Joesiegel pick
Jurassic Park (1993)
"The funny thing is that Jurassic Park awakened my passion for cinema without me actually seeing it (at the time). When I was a kid in the mid-90s, Terminator 2 was (and still is) my favorite film, but I was seeing snippets of Jurassic Park everywhere. A clip on a TV, a few images on the back of a VHS box in a rental-store, a toy or a video game at the marketplace... But even with that incomplete picture of Jurassic Park, it has blown me away. It became so huge and elaborate, so epic and wondrous - all in my mind! It made me think that everything is possible in movies. Of course, years later, I finally watched it, and it delivered on my big expectations, which was a hard thing to do." mihailorazvigor pick
My Dinner with Andre (1981)
"I was very lucky to see, when I was still a young teenager, to some very good films because my much older brother was living at home while in law school and would rent movies that otherwise I would have never even heard of at such a young age. I remember a lot of them (Brazil, Casablanca, Blue Velvet) awaking an appreciation in me and opening up a whole new world to me -- and opening up a whole new way of seeing the world, too. The one that seems to keep coming back to me when I think of this poll, though, is 'My Dinner with Andre' so I'll go with that one. I think maybe I was younger when I saw that or something because it's the one that most makes me remember something changing for me." Rubyfruit76 pick
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
"Birdman made me realize the power and art of films. It has the best cinematography, a very realistic-performance cast and a beautiful but painful story which a lot of don't understand. Not to mention, films that majority of people don't understand or hate becomes a masterpiece for someone. It was this film that got me into making films. Thanks to Alejandro G. Iñárritu (the director) and Emmanuel Lubezki (the cinematographer)." BonaFideBoss pick
The Shining (1980)
"A movie that made me appreciate the art of the form of cinema and not simply having a well written story was Stanley Kubrick's The Shining." JamesMovieGuy_117 pick
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