Poll: The Golden Age of Hollywood — The 1940s
A poll by Dibyayan_Chakravorty
Results of 463 votes:
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Citizen Kane (1941)
The Great Dictator (1940)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Double Indemnity (1944)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
The Big Sleep (1946)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
The Lost Weekend (1945)
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
His Girl Friday (1940)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Key Largo (1948)
To Have and Have Not (1944)
Out of the Past (1947)
An Invitation for Dinner
Which is the best movie about a dinner at home? Discuss here after voting
The one-location movie is a producer’s best friend and a director’s worst enemy. On the budgetary side of business, it’s a dream come true: a single set, a small stable of characters, no cordoning off a public area for shooting. But there are also manifold creative challenges — there’s nothing to rely on but good ol’ fashioned acting, writing, and camerawork. Flash and style can only get a filmmaker so far when they’ve got nothing to work with but four walls, a handful of performers, and words. Source: Vulture.com (by Charles Bramesco) Which one-location movie has the best setting? You may discuss the poll here
Which of the top 35 rated films based on a play is your favorite?
Which of the top 35 rated feature films "based on a play" is your favorite? (minimum 1000 votes) Discuss your choice here: http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/nest/222733976
It Happened One... Day
All of these movies are set over the course of a single day, which of these days is the most exciting? Discuss here
Favorite Movie Shot in Chronological Order
The scenes for a movie shot in chronological order are shot in the same order as they appear in the movie. Which of these movies which were shot in chronological order is your favorite? Discuss here
Classic Films Roger Ebert didn't like
Which of these classic films that Roger Ebert didn't like, suprises you the most? Discuss the list here!
Movies That Were Disliked By Their Own Directors
Creating a motion picture is no easy task and despite filmmakers putting a great deal of effort in making a film they are not always satisfied with the final result. Which of the below examples of movies that were disliked by their own directors do you find the most surprising? Discuss the list here Note: Text in red indicates a quote from the director. See also: Films their stars disliked
Obsession for Perfection
Which movie about obsession, persistence and sacrifice to get some achievement of perfection at any cost do you think most intriguing? Discuss Here
Which Movie Best Makes Legal History?
Which movie inspired by a real-life courtroom case or actual litigation that forever changed history* is the most compelling legal story? * Answer pool options made history both as landmark, influential and precedent setting cases, as well as, more infamous and sensational cases. Regardless, all are well-known, influential and had a historical impact. Discuss the topic here.
Movies Where the Villain is the Hero
Who said the villain couldn't be the hero? Of course, the term is to be taken very loosely... in its "main protagonist" sense, and let's forget about gangster and horror pictures where it's pretty much a genre-defining trope. Which of these movies where the bad guy is the main character is your favorite? After voting, you might discuss the list here
Hitch' Number Five ...
You're doing a top five list of the best Alfred Hitchcock films, and you've already got Rear Window (1954), Vertigo (1958), North by Northwest (1959) and Psycho (1960)* – what takes the fifth spot? Discuss here * (these 4 films are both listed on IMDb Top 250 and the American Film Institute's Top 100 Greatest Movies, they're the four movies to appear on the "Known For" section on Alfred Hitchcock's page, and they are generally regarded as his most classic movies)
"Hardcore Henry", "Boyhood" and Other 'Gimmick' Movies
Maybe a proper term of designation would be 'concept' or experimentalist movies but this is not meant in a derogatory way, by 'gimmick', I mean one original device that made the film more 'unique' to a certain degree and was used to promote the film. The concept can be defined in one simple sentence and must affect the storytelling process more than the story itself. Now, following the release of Hardcore Henry (2015), which of these gimmicks is the most impressive in your opinion? Discuss here
Shortest Movies in the IMDb Top 250
Which of the 35 shortest movies in the IMDb Top 250 as of 30th November 2014 is your favorite? Discuss it here. Vote in the poll for the longest movies here
Most Suspenseful 1940s Hitchcock Film?
Everyone knows who Alfred Hitchcock was - a very prolific director, considered to be the best ever, and one who failed to win the Best Director Oscar. Shame. However, he did direct a Best Picture winner in Rebecca (1940), which propels us into this poll: What's your vote for the most suspenseful Hitchcock film from the 1940s? Are you ready? Discuss here: http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/nest/254677955
Favourite Hitchcock with Grant or Stewart?
James Stewart & Alfred Hitchcock and Cary Grant & Alfred Hitchcock are two of the most well-known actor & director collaborations. What film, of the eight between the two actors and Hitch, is your favourite? http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/nest/233803654
You're stuck with a dead body...what do you do with it?
Which of these movie solutions is your pick? Discuss the list here
35 oldest movies of TOP 250
As of 16/12/14, which of the 35 oldest movies in the IMDb Top 250 is your favorite? Discuss the list
A Perfect Murder
WARNING: Some may contain SPOILERS! You're planning a perfect murder. Think about the best way to do it, considering your alibi, weapon, evidence, motive without leaving any suspicion towards you. Which movie do you think have the most brilliant scenario of a perfect murder or how to get away with it? (whether they're successful or not) Discuss your scenario here
Best Movie with Runtime below 90 Minutes?
Instead of watching 3 hours long a masterpiece film (some of us don't have such a energy to do that), which movie do think is the best for "limited" running time below 90 minutes? (Original released only, not including extended version) Discuss the list here
Movies Told in Real Time
Everyone loves a broken narrative but sometimes it's those movies told in real time that really hold our attention. For these films, events are portrayed at the same rate at which the characters experience them and thus make us feel like we're right in there with them! This means shorter runtimes that are perfect to squeeze in for that late night watch. Which of these films told in real time did you enjoy the most? (Please note: While not 100% of the movie may be shot in real time (barring perhaps an intro or ending), the majority is.) After voting, you may discuss the poll here.