Poll: Favorite film with a black woman in the lead role?
A poll by yrnej
Results of 1,921 votes:
Jackie Brown (1997)
The Color Purple (1985)
Sister Act (1992)
What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
Desert Flower (2009)
Last Holiday (2006)
Set It Off (1996)
Black Girl (1966)
Foxy Brown (1974)
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
War Witch (2012)
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
Cleopatra Jones (1973)
She's Gotta Have It (1986)
Girl 6 (1996)
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Women of Numbers
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Favorite film starring Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis?
Ruby Dee passed away on June 11, 2014. She was married to actor/director Ossie Davis until his death in 2005. Dee and Davis were known as one of the first couples of black cinema and were celebrated as great humanitarians. While Ruby Dee starred in 111 productions over her long career, she and her husband worked together on 65 of those. Which of these higher-profile collaborations is your favorite? Discuss the list here
Favorite Psychiatric Hospital Movie
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Favorite Film Featuring Slavery
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Unforgettable Black Villains
From time to time, black actors played unforgettable villains. Which of these villains is the most unforgettable? Tell us here.
On-Screen Injuries That Really Happened
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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!
Why on Earth Did I Make This Movie?
Even the most brilliant director always makes (at least) one bad movie in his/her career. Which movie with an IMDb rating of 5.5 or lower is most embarrassing for its otherwise celebrated director? Discuss the list here Related Poll: Why on Earth Did I Take This Role? (good actors in bad movies)
Favorite artwork that inspired a movie or scene?
PLEASE NOTE - you are voting on your favorite artwork, not your favorite film. Discuss the list here
Top Hit Oscar Nominated Song
These Oscar nominated songs may not have brought home the Oscar for Best Original Song, but all of these songs reached number 1 in the Billboard Hot 100. Which one is your favorite? Sing along here
Mental Institution You Don't Want to End up in
These movies all have a major part of their plot set in a mental institution either open or abandoned. Which of these situations would you least like to find yourself in? Discuss here
Inspirational Women's History Humanitarian Biopics
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Title Songs More Famous than the Movie
Sometimes the title song or film score becomes a bigger hit than the movie. Some of these tunes are still in everybody's mind today while the memory to the movie has faded. Which of these movies delivered the most memorable song? Discuss your answer here
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Movies for Women's History Month: An International Collection
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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
Adoption Movie You Most Want to Bring Home?
November is recognized annually as Adoption Awareness Month. World Adoption Day is observed on November 15th, while the USA's National Adoption Day is observed on the Saturday preceding Thanksgiving each year, November 17th in 2018. The collective effort is intended to raise awareness about adoption. In 2017, nearly 5,000 American youths in foster care were adopted; while another 117,000 plus children in foster care await placement with permanent and loving families. Visit the National Adoption Day, Dave Thomas Foundation for?? Adoption and Adoption at the Movies websites for more information. Which of these movies* with an adoption plot or subplot would you most want to add to your movie collection? *includes legal adoption, orphan, orphanage and unofficial adoption into the family, limit one answer slot per franchise Coincidentally, sandwiched between World Adoption Day and National Adoption Day this year is the release of the adoption-themed, feel good movie, Instant Family (2018) in theaters on 16 November 2018 (USA). Discuss the topic here.
Black History Movies
February is Black History Month and the movies below chart several Black experiences over the past few hundred years. All of the films are either based on true stories or are documentaries. Which movie do you think illustrates a piece of Black history most powerfully? Celebrate and contemplate here. Note: Movies are in alphabetical order.
Best Celebrated Black Directed Movie?
Each February in the USA, we recognize black achievements during Black History Month. Which of these select feature length movies with a black director at the helm is your favorite cinematic achievement? Black History Month Companion Polls Celebrated Black-Led Movies : Top Black-Directed Movies : Top Grossing Black Directors : Discuss the topic here.