Poll: TIFF — Best People's Choice Award Winner (1978-1999)
A poll by Dibyayan_Chakravorty
Results of 494 votes:
American Beauty (1999)
The Princess Bride (1987)
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
The Fisher King (1991)
Chariots of Fire (1981)
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
The Big Chill (1983)
Roger & Me (1989)
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
The Official Story (1985)
Strictly Ballroom (1992)
Bad Timing/A Sensual Obsession (1980)
The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
Places in the Heart (1984)
Antonia's Line (1995)
The Hanging Garden (1997)
Best Boy (1979)
The Snapper (1993)
From Scores to Tropes
Some original movie and TV scores* reached such an iconic status that they became classic standards defining very specific situations. Which classic movie/TV score would you say is the most iconic? After voting, you may discuss the list here *(which unfortunately disqualifies 2001 and The Sting)
Nike’s Laurel Wreath of Victory Goes to _____
Besides being the name of a shoe company, Nike is the Greek goddess of Victory, Speed and Strength (the Greek valued the last two in that order). She awarded the Laurel wreath of victory to winners in sports contests and in battle. When it came to war, she was Zeus’ chariot driver. She is the only winged Greek goddess. Her symbol is the same symbol that the shoe company uses. It represents her wings. Which of these 6.9 or better films that represents one of her attributes (contest or war victory, and contests of speed, and strength) would she give her award, the Laurel Wreath of Victory, to? Or better yet, you get to complete the sentence “And Nike’s Laurel Wreath of Victory goes to ______.” Submit your contestant’s entry forms here. Remember the contestant has to be 6.9 or higher and over 20,000 votes. You just can’t have slop representing a goddess. Why 6.9? That is the rating of the film that actually has her symbol appearing in it!
Iconic Movie Themes
These movies have some of the most famous and memorable theme songs of all-time. This list only contains original themes from English language films but does not include musicals and sequels. Which of these films do you think has the greatest main theme? Discuss here.
Most inspiring Sports' movie from AFI's Top 100 Cheers ...
In 2006, the American Film Institute unveiled the list of the 100 Most Inspiring American Movies, triumphant movies "filling audiences with hope and empowering them with the spirit of human potential". Being the most prone genre to fill the list, which of these 11 Sports' movies from AFI's Top 100 Cheers, do you think, or do you feel, is the most inspiring? Discuss here On your mark, Get set, Vote!
Which movie has the best soundtrack? (Part 2)
Growing up, I always liked buying soundtracks to movies because they were packed with all the best songs. From this list of popular movie soundtracks, which is your favorite? Discuss the songs here. Go vote on the original poll here.
Great British Films on Postage Stamps
The Royal Mail is celebrating great British Film with 10 commemorative postage stamps which were issued on 13 May 2014. The Royal Mail website states that they consulted film experts, public polls and the British Film Institute to arrive at these films from the 1930s to the 2000s. Which of the 10 films represented would have been your first choice? Discuss here
The Favorite Movies of the Last 14 Presidents (Truman-Biden)
Which one of these movies loved by our former presidents is your favorite?Discuss Here in the IMDb Community Forums Truman-Trump's Favorite Movie Biden's Favorite Movie
Favourite Race in Film
I do not want chase scenes, but actual races, like in Ben-hur and Star Wars Episode 1. Races against time do not count, either. Discuss here: http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/nest/226050532
Best "Best Picture" 1980 - 1989
What is the best "best picture" of this decade? Discuss here
Iconic Scores of the '80s
Are there cinematic decades to beat the unique beat of the '80s? If you think so, then beat it... or check this selection of movie scores from the '80s, a decade known for its entertaining value, its share of fun movies to watch with your family or your friends and some more serious stuff. Which of these movie scores of the '80s would you say is the most iconic? After voting, you may discuss the list here * Oscar nominee Oscar winner (AFI) AFI's Top 25 Scores
Your fave of the highest-grossing sports movies?
The following is a list of the highest-grossing sports movies, one per sport. Which is your favorite? Discuss the list here
Premiere's 20 Most Overrated Movies.
In 2006, the late, lamented film publication Premiere magazine published a list of what they considered the 20 most overrated movies in history. Which of them do you feel is most overrated? Discuss the list here Note: the text describing each title is from the original Premiere article.
Most Inspiring Summer Olympics Movie?
Which inspirational movie about world class athletes competing, qualifying or training for the Summer Olympics touches you the most? Take other series polls: Most Inspiring Winter Olympics Athlete Movie Discuss the topic here.
Rolling Stone's 30 Best Sports Movies of All Time
Recently a number of writers from Rolling Stone Magazine compiled their list of the greatest sports movies of all time. Which do you think deserves the title most? Complain about your snubbed favorites here.
The Art of Manliness - Part 2 (1962-1984)
In 2009, the website The Art of Manliness published a list of "100 Must See Movies: The Essential Men’s Movie Library". Which of these movies has the most interesting things to say about manliness? Discuss here
Favourite Synth Soundtrack
Choose your favourite film score that use synthesized sounds. Discuss the list here
Directorial Debuts Nominated for Best Picture
Which of these famous directorial debuts* that ended up being Oscar-nominated for Best Picture is your favorite? After voting, you may discuss the list here *sorted by popularity
The Vatican Film List: Values
“Since the first public audience in Paris viewed the moving pictures prepared by the Lumière brothers in December 1895, the film industry has become a universal medium exercising a profound influence on the development of people’s attitudes and choices, and possessing a remarkable ability to influence public opinion and culture across all social and political frontiers.” Pope John Paul II In 1995, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of cinema, the Vatican compiled a list of 45 "great films". The 45 movies are divided into three categories: Religion, Values and Art. Which film of the Vatican film list 'Values' is the best because of its special moral value? You may discuss the poll here See also: The Vatican Film List: Religion — The Vatican Film List: Art
(Not) First Feature Films by Famous Filmmakers
All of feature films listed below are widely thought to be classic "debuts" and are seemingly first features of great directors. However, if you dig deeper, turns out their actual feature debuts were forgotten for one reason or another. Which of these faux first features is your favorite and most inspiring case of early filmmaking by a known director? Note: Finished feature films only. Discuss the poll here
Face-Off: Sports Best Pictures ...
A simple question : which of the only 3 Sports movie to have won the Best Picture Oscar is your favorite? (or your least disliked?) Discuss here