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Diabolus Ex Machina

The 'negative' counterpart to the more famous Deus ex Machina, the expression refers to last-minute intrusions of objects, events, characters, powers or other plot 'contrivances' causing a shocking yet memorable downer ending. Which of these Diaboli Ex Machina surprised you the most (in a shocking, sad or even pleasant) way? After voting, you may discuss the list here

Midnight Movie Phenomena

The screening of nonmainstream pictures at midnight was aimed at building a cult film audience, encouraging repeat viewing and social interaction in what was originally a countercultural setting. The movie generally recognized as igniting the theatrical midnight film movement is El Topo (1970), which opened in December 1970 at the Elgin Theatre in New York City. From 1974 the midnight screening phenomenon was spreading around the country. Midnight screenings of the film The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) became a national sensation in 1976, amassing a cult following all over the United States. Where the social aspect had always been a part of the midnight movie's attraction, with Rocky Horror in an exaggerated way it became the attraction. Broad social and economic shifts weakened the countercultural base and leading midnight movie venues were beginning to fold as 1977. (Source: Wikipedia) If you could go back to the '70s and experience one of these midnight movie screenings, which movie would you choose? See also: Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies You may discuss the poll here

No More Sequels Please!

Which of these long-running movie franchises do you wish the filmmakers just let die in peace? Note: Each franchise must have at least four entries Discuss the list here

Movies at 50 in 2018

Movies released in 1968 are now 50 years old. This poll includes the top rated 35 of the 3,346 movies released in 1968. Which one of these is your favorite? After voting, you may discuss the poll here. 2015 << Movies at 50 in >> 2019 Also vote for: Movies at 25 in 2018 | Movies at 75 in 2018

Micro-Budget Movies That Paid Off Big

Micro-budgeted movies are made with a production budget of less than $400,000 US Dollars. These shoestring budgeted movies are often made by aspiring writers, directors and actors. Some are early projects by big budget blockbuster directors and actors before they became stars. Regardless, these micro budget films struck a chord with the moviegoers, showcased incredible talent and became huge box office smashes or found post-box office success as rental, video sales or streaming hits. Which wildly successful micro budgeted movie* made for initially less than $250,000 is your favorite? * based on initial completed film budgets and uses just one type of movie income stream (box office) for comparison. Vote in the companion poll: Low Budget Movies That Paid Off Big Discuss the topic here.

“Your Home is Your Prison”

This is a poll of films where for some reason, like agoraphobia, medical condition, intruders in the house, intruders trying to get in, being held prisoners, or something else, they are essentially prisoners in their own home and can’t leave. What is the Best “Your Home is Your Prison” Movie? Discuss these intense psychological thrillers (especially the older films on this list are like that), click here.

Which of these debut films would you most like to watch (or watch again, if you've already seen them)?

I always was fascinated by the early works of certain directors, and how they evolved over the time. This List only includes Low Budget Movies (up to 500k), even some unfinished ones, I think it cant hurt to know they are there.. it still helped the Filmmakers to progress. I really recommend to give them a try, some are really gems.. and maybe this list is going to be a Poll in the future, i would like to see how others think of this movies. I love them! -oldest to newest- Discuss here

Oh! What a "Night"! Which is your favorite?

These movies have the word "Night" or "Nights" or "Night's" in the title. What is your favorite? Each one has more than 5,000 IMDb user votes which means these are well known movies. Discuss the list here.

Iconic Quotes... on a First-Name Basis!

It's not unusual for movie dialogues involving family members, friends, old acquaintances or romantic couples to have a first name inserted in it, as if it had or added an effect of its own, like emphasizing the intimacy between the two characters, their complicity or whatever bond one of them wishes to create (not always with the best intentions). Which of these movie quotes featuring the interlocutor's first name is your personal favorite? Now, you know how to vote, don't you, Steve? Well after that, you just discuss it, Sam. Discuss the list here... ... and then forget it, Jake.

If you could travel in time ...

... and experience the first screening of one of these 25 classic and/or groundbreaking movies in the theater, which one would you pick? Discuss at http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/thread/222443186

One Night Of Horror

Which movie focusing on the storyline of a night filled with horror is most thrilling? Discuss here

Celebrating American Independents

Every year since 1776, the United States celebrates Independence Day on the 4th of July. Other Americans have declared independence not from England, like those in 1776, but from Hollywood studios and we can celebrate that everyday. The magazines Rolling Stone and Empire both published lists of what they think are the greatest American independent films. The top 35* of those are below; which of these American independents is your favorite? Discuss, and see the guidelines for inclusion, here. * - Movies are not in the order in which they appear in the magazines. See the Empire list here and the Rolling Stone list here.

Seeing Red

Movies with "Red" in the title. Which is your favorite?

Movies to Watch Day or Night

Which of these popular movies with either the words day or night in the title (no plural form) would you indeed watch day or night? After voting, you may discuss the list here

Empire's Greatest Movie Trilogies of All Time

From this list of Empire magazine's all-time greatest movie trilogies, which one is your favorite? After voting, you may discuss the poll here.

George Romero - Father of the Zombie Genre

George A. Romero (1940–2017) was a horror pioneer, iconic film-making legend and the father of the modern zombie horror sub-genre. He leaves his mark as a writer, director, producer and editor, in each of the past six decades, with his groundbreaking work in the horror genre. Some of Romero's movies have deeper themes, satirizing bigotry, excessive consumerism and other social-political issues. Today's hit TV series and movie franchises, like The Walking Dead (2010), Fear the Walking Dead (2015), Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Resident Evil (2002), all owe a debt to Romero's work that both influenced filmmakers and popularized the genre. Which George A. Romero credited movie or TV horror project is your favorite? Rank George A. Romero with the All-Time Greatest Horror Genre Directors here. Discuss the topic.

Scariest '60s Horror Movie

From the triple birth of the slasher sub-genre in 1960 with Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960), Michael Powell's Peeping Tom (1960) and George Franju's Eyes Without a Face (1960) to cult-authors Roman Polanski, Mario Bava and George Romero, the '60s have changed the face of horror movies and shaped all the archetypes and tropes that would inspire many classics of the following decades. Which of these 1960s horror films is the scariest? After voting, you might discuss the list here

Top 25 six-word movie quotes ...

Which of these 25 six-word movie quotes do you think is the most memorable? Discuss here

Cult Classics fo the 20th Century A - Z

Of the listed cult films from the 20th century, which is your favourite? There is one listed for every letter of the alphabet, feel free to give other personal favourites an honorary mention here.

20 films from directors in their 20's...

These 20 films, many of them considered among the greatest and most influential ever, were made by directors whose talent didn't await the passing of years, they were all in their 20's when they made them. Which one is the most impressive given the fact that it was made by a twenty-something director? (one film by director and not necessarily his debut) Discuss here