Poll: Oscar Picks: Most likely Best Picture winner?
A poll by pbn
Results of 17,167 votes:
12 Years a Slave (2013)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
American Hustle (2013)
Captain Phillips (2013)
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Lone Survivor (2013)
Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Fruitvale Station (2013)
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
August: Osage County (2013)
Producers Guild Awards — Best Kramer Recipient?
The unique Stanley Kramer Award is an award given by the Producers Guild of America to annually recognize "a production, producer or other individuals whose achievement or contribution illuminates and raises public awareness of important social issues." The award's namesake, Stanley Kramer was an independent producer and director known for being on the leading edge of many social issues with his famous "message films". He brought attention to topical social issues that most Hollywood studios avoided, such as racism, nuclear war, greed, creationism vs. evolution and the causes and effects of fascism. Director-Producer Steven Spielberg described Stanley Kramer as an "incredibly talented visionary, ... (and) one of our great filmmakers, not just for the art and passion he put on screen, but for the impact he has made on the conscience of the world." Source: Wikipedia Which movie or person recognized for their "raising of public awareness on provocative social issues" is the most deserving PGA Stanley Kramer Award recipient? Discuss the topic here.
Thomas Newman's Best Scores
We have now had polls rating the best musical scores on film by composers John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, and James Horner. In continuing this study of modern composers, let's examine Thomas Newman. Newman has been composing for over 30 years and has over 100 credits and 12 Oscar nominations, yet tragically no Oscar wins. This is a list of films that Thomas Newman 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 Newman musical score? Discuss this here
Movies I Wish Roger Ebert Reviewed
During his final years, legendary four-star critic Roger Ebert became both more prolific and selective: he reviewed movies he wished to see, but it didn't diminish the quantitative value of his writings just as disease and a permanent loss of voice didn't diminish their qualitative merit. You could agree or disagree with him, you would always enjoy his writing. Thumbs down on that sad day of April 4, 2013 when Ebert left the world, an unparalleled legacy and also a taste of deception because we knew there were many great movies and classics to come, movies he would have enjoyed, some even more at the twilight of his life, movies from directors he respected and admired... but that he would never review, forever. Which of these movies released less than a year after his death or at his lifetime but that (strangely enough) he didn't review, would you have most loved to see reviewed by the late Roger Ebert? After voting, you might discuss the list here (this poll adresses those who liked to know Ebert's take on a film before or after watching it, not everyone was or is still addicted to his website, if that's the case, the last option is for you)
Sundance Audience Winners
Here are the annual winners of the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award of the Sundance Film Festival. Which one do you think holds up best? Discuss your choice here
What Are The Best Films Not Nominated For Oscars in 2013?
Best Films Not Nominated For Any MAJOR OSCARS released in 2013. Join the discussion here: http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/thread/229482325?d=229482325#229482325
Which movie with 'Mr.' in the title do you like the most? Minimum of 5,000 ratings; IMDb rating of 6.5 or above. Discuss the poll here
Best Debut Film of 2013?
All of these films were made by first-time feature film directors and publicly released in 2013. Which one do you feel is the best debut of the year? Discuss here: http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/thread/224004262
Low Budget Movies That Paid Off Big
Low budgets films allow investors to reap potentially huge returns on their investment. While budget caps vary throughout the world and time, one authoritative definition sets the top end of the limit for movies with a current budget under $2,500,000. On both sides of the camera, many of today's biggest stars first honed their skills on low budget films. These films launched or served as a breakthrough for many in many of their careers. Which one of these wildly successful low budget ($250,000 < $1,500,000) movies* is your favorite? * Movies with a minimum 6.0 IMDb user rating, excludes micro-budget (<$250,000) films and uses just one type of movie income stream (box office) for comparison. Vote in the companion poll: Micro Budget Movies That Paid Off Big Discuss the topic here.
Happy Hanksgiving, A Celebration of Tom Hanks
Hanksgiving is an event celebrated the fourth Thursday of each November since 2009. Often, it is confused with another holiday that falls on the same day, but Hanksgiving has its own traditions and menu. A typical celebration includes a Tom Hanks-inspired feast, the company of friends and family and binge watching Tom Hanks movie and TV series titles all day long. Which combination of a Tom Hanks-inspired menu dish/drink and Tom Hanks movie/TV series would you most like to have a helping of this Hanksgiving holiday? Celebrate Hanksgiving with these: Serious Eats Hanksgiving Recipes or Vulture Hanksgiving Recipes. A special thanks to yrnej, seriouseats.com and vulture.com for their suggestions. Discuss the topic here.
Captivating True Life Film Dramas for Humanity
Everybody knows about the big empathic blockbusters like Schindler's List (1993) or A Beautiful Mind (2001). Which of these movies that are also humanitarian are you most interested in? (If you have seen all of them, please vote for the one you think is the best.) Discuss here.
Top Rated Movies on IMDb TV
Which of these top-rated movies available to watch on the IMDb TV, as of July 2020, is your favorite? IMDb TV is a free streaming service currently available only in the United States. • To be included on the list, a feature film must receive an average rating of 7.5 from at least 25000 users. 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
Black History Month: Best Black Biopic
In honor of Black History Month, which biopic about a person or persons of Black/African descent is your favorite? Discuss at the Poll Suggestion Board
"There's crying with Tom Hanks !"
I just finished Philadelphia (1993) and again, what I consider one of the saddest movie endings ever, put me in the mood for an emotional poll dedicated to one of the most respected and beloved actor of his generation, good old Tom Hanks. So, which of these Tom Hanks movies made you cry the most? If you didn't cry, which one did you find the most moving? (oh by the way, it can be happy tears) Discuss here
Favourite Film Father
Which of the fathers featuring prominently in these films dealing with father-child relationships is your favourite? Discuss here
The Best Independent African-American Film
From this list of lower budget, independent films focused on African-American themes, subjects and culture, which is your favorite? Discuss Here!
Around and About Beverly Hills
What is your favorite Movie or TV Show about or near Beverly Hills? After voting, please discuss 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.
Movies About Authors
Which of these movies about real-life authors is your favorite? *Because there wouldn't be room for all the movies about poets, only poets who also wrote a significant amount of prose are included. Discuss the list here!