Poll: American Dream Films
A poll by thenolanfan
Results of 388 votes:
Forrest Gump (1994)
The Godfather (1972)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
The Social Network (2010)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
American Beauty (1999)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Citizen Kane (1941)
La La Land (2016)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
American Psycho (2000)
Training Day (2001)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
The Founder (2016)
Revolutionary Road (2008)
Easy Rider (1969)
West Side Story (1961)
In America (2002)
Norma Rae (1979)
Lord of War (2005)
An American Tail (1986)
War Dogs (2016)
Wall Street (1987)
A Most Violent Year (2014)
Most Tear Inducing Closing Song To A Movie:
Which of these movies has the saddest closing song? Discuss the list here
The Real Top 35 Hollywood Blockbusters of All Time - Inflation Adjusted
Filmsite.org, who was polite enough to mention that the IMDb, Boxoffice.com, Boxofficemojo.com, and The-numbers.com in their intro to ALL-TIME TOP 100 FILMS (Domestic Gross, Inflation-Adjusted), said, as of January 15, 2019, these were the top 35 films for the USA domestic box office. These are the real Hollywood box office blockbusters, not the lists that only use today’s actuals and forget to adjust the box office for ticket inflation for the older films, aka, count the number of tickets sold. However there is one big flaw in this list and that is many of the films have been released more than once. In fact, one originally flopped, and later found its true audience in a re-release in the 1950s and 1960s. With that being said, it still does not take away from the accomplishments of those that had only one release and still made the list. Which one of these films is your favorite? Discuss the films here. They are listed in order from highest to lowest. If you want to see the rest of the 100 list, use the link in this description.
Patriotic Best Picture Nominees
Whether in their overarching theme, in the journey pursued by their characters or the idealistic spirit that drive them or even in the way they thoughtfully question the application of America's own ideals in difficult or pivotal times of history, all these Best Picture nominees display (directly or indirectly) a certain devotion to America's own ideals and deserve to be called patriotic. Which of these patriotic films is your favorite? After voting, you might discuss the list here
Romance With a Twist for Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day will be celebrated on Friday, February 14, 2014. It's a day for lovers, a day for romance, and because we're on IMDb, a day for movies - romantic movies. But even if you're not a big fan of the genre, you don't need to watch romance straight-up, but with a twist! Which of these mixed romance genres would you most likely choose to watch on Valentine's Day? Corresponding titles are the highest rated that best fits the genre with at least 50,000 votes. Discuss here: http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/nest/225520255
Remembering the Summer of Love
In July 2017 we're celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, a social phenomenon that occurred during the summer of 1967 when mostly young people sporting hippie fashions of dress and behavior, first converged in San Francisco's neighborhood Haight-Ashbury and later in many other places in the US, Canada and Europe. The hippies, sometimes called flower children, generally opposed the Vietnam War and materialist values of modern life. A few were interested in politics; others were concerned more with art or religious and meditative practices. All were advocating peace and love. Which movie, taking place against the backdrop of the Summer of Love, is your favorite? Discuss the list here
Hollywood's Most Patriotic Movies
Which of these 35 very patriotic Hollywood movies would be the best choice to watch (again) for Independence Day (July 04)? After voting, you may discuss the poll here.
IMDb All-time Top 250: The 1990s
Only fourteen films have been ranked in every IMDb Top 250 year end list (1996-2014) and were made in the 1990s. Which one do you consider the best? 1980s <<< Vote Other Decades >>> 1920s Discuss the list here
Most Impressive Special Effects of the 1990's
For a poll. Which movie of the 1990's do you think had the most impressive special effects? Discuss Here
90s Movie to TV Series
Now that Fargo (2014) is running in its first season, Hannibal (2013) is in its second, and pilots/TV series have been ordered for 12 Monkeys (2015) and The Truman Show, which other 1990s movie classic (from the IMDb Top 250) do you most want to see as a TV series? If none, which one do you think has the most story potential for a full blown series? Discuss the list here.
If Classic Movie Quotes were Politically Correct
Well, if Political Correctness (PC) prevents us from making fun of sensitive issues, let's just hope that, as a thin consolation, we can at least make fun of PC itself. So, which of these 25 cases of PC applied to classic movie quotes do you think is the most ridiculously funny? Without telling you what to do, and just in case this poll raised your interest, you can have a little chit-chat here if you click on this link. Thank you in advance.
RUN-OFF Poll: 100 Greatest Movie Quotes (Part 1)
AFI (American Film Institute) produced a list of the 100 greatest movie quotes of all time. We use this list for this poll. This is the run-off poll: In every poll there is 25 quotes, the first five in every poll will advance to the Final, in order to find out: What is the greatest movie quote ever? This is poll 1 of 4. Each survey takes between 3-5 days, so hurry and vote before it will be too late. The poll will end at Monday morning 5/5 at 11AM PST. Discuss here
IGN's 25 Best '90s Movies
Which of these top 25 movies of the 1990s, according to IGN, is your favorite? Discuss here
Best "Best Picture" of the last 35 years
Out of these best pictures of the last 35 years, which one is your favorite? After voting, you may discuss the poll here.
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!
Best Picture Winners that are also Best Visual Effects Winners
I'm always glad when blockbuster, visual effects spectacles also happen to be great films in their own right. Which of these films, that won Academy Awards for both Best Picture and Best Visual Effects, do you think is the best example of great blockbuster film-making ? Discuss this at here.
Best Adapted Screenplay Winners in IMDb Top 250
These films breathed new life into these previously made stories and brought home the Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay for its excellent execution. The writers of these films drew their inspiration from a previously published source, whether it being a novel, play, short story or even another film. This would automatically render sequels adaptations by this standard, seeing as they continue the story of which was based on the previously adapted material. Which of these winners of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay (in the IMDb Top 250 as of Aug 19, 2016) do you think were most faithful to its predecessor? After voting, you may discuss the poll here. Also vote for: Best Original Screenplay Winners in IMDb Top 250
The Uncle Sam Movies
Uncle Sam is the nickname of the United States of America. In 1813, the United States gets its nickname, Uncle Sam. The name is linked to Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy, New York, who supplied barrels of beef to the United States Army during the War of 1812. Wilson (1766-1854) stamped the barrels with "U.S." for United States, but soldiers began referring to the grub as "Uncle Sam's." The local newspaper picked up on the story and Uncle Sam eventually gained widespread acceptance as the nickname for the U.S. federal government. In the late 1860s and 1870s, political cartoonist Thomas Nast (1840-1902) began popularising the image of Uncle Sam. Nast continued to evolve the image, eventually giving Sam the white beard and stars-and-stripes suit that are associated with the character today (history.co.uk). European colonization of the Americas began in 1492, when a Spanish expedition headed by the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sailed west to find a new trade route to the Far East but inadvertently landed in what came to be known to Europeans as the "New World" (source: wikipedia.org). These movies are a good representation of the history, culture, spirit and landscapes of the United States of America. Which movie (or movie poster) do you associate the most with the United States of America? You may discuss the poll here Click here to vote for movies about each State of America
The movies that are as good as the original books?
We all know some great movies are made from the books (or stories), but do we know are they so great in terms of the sources from which they were adapted? So, vote here for the movie that you think translated the best the intentions of the author of the original work. I chose book adaptations that have IMDB rating higher than 8, but you are free to suggest new movies that you think were as great as the books themselves. Discuss the list and add your suggestions here! P.S. The poll is sorted in alphabetical order, so not to make any movie "better" than the other. This would be simply your opinion on what do you think was really well adapted book or story.
Favorite film featuring an amputee or amputation?
In honor of my mother, who came through her own amputation with flying colors.
Best Soundtrack of the 90s
Which 90s movie has the best soundtrack? (soundtrack, not score) Discuss here 80s 70s