Poll: Movies Where the Villain is the Hero
A poll by ElMaruecan82
Results of 1,440 votes:
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Despicable Me (2010)
American Psycho (2000)
Gone Girl (2014)
Falling Down (1993)
Training Day (2001)
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Double Indemnity (1944)
Match Point (2005)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Man Bites Dog (1992)
A Christmas Carol (1951)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
In the Company of Men (1997)
Mommie Dearest (1981)
The Greatest Movies About Hollywood
Sometimes Hollywood filmmakers, in the midst of all their chaos, stop and think to themselves "You know, this would be a great subject for a movie." And, sometimes, it is that irony which leads to the production of some true cinematic gems. Which one of these films, from this list below, about Hollywood and its many interesting elements is your favorite? Discuss your love for Hollywood and its portrayals: HERE.
Most Surprising Oscar Fact
Which of these Oscar facts do you find most surprising? Discuss it here
Movies at 75 in 2019
Movies released in 1944 are now 75 years old. This poll includes the top rated 35 of the 1,120 movies released in 1944. Which one of these is your favorite? After voting, you may discuss the poll here. 2018 << Movies at 75 in Also vote for: Movies at 50 in 2019 | Movies at 25 in 2019
Directors Working Against Type
Over the years, some directors famous for certain types of films have dabbled in making other types of films, either in different genres then the ones they are famous for, or utilizing a different tone than they are usually known for. Of the following films on this list, which seems to be the most off-kilter joining of project and director? Discuss the list here
Decades in Crime
Which of these decades do you think was the best for the Crime genre? After voting, you may discuss the poll here.
If Your Life Was a Movie, What Genre Would It Be?
Which genre best fits your life based on the criteria given? Please don't vote for your favorite genre on the list - vote for the one which best describes you or your life. Thanks! Discuss the list here
AMC's Greatest Movies of All Time
According to a public poll created by AMC, these are the top 35 of the 100 greatest movies of all-time as of October 2016. Which one of these do you think is the greatest? Discuss the poll here
Oscar Winners at the Age of 30
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of our favorite website and following the previous "nominees" poll, here are the 11 performances that earned their actors an Oscar win on the year of their 30th birthday. Which of these performances (ranked chronologically) would you consider your favorite? After the vote, you might discuss the list here (oh, and the * refers to a supporting role) As usual, the age 30 applies to the year of the ceremony, regardless of the actor's actual birthday. The late Heath Ledger isn't included, this has actually nothing to do with the popularity of his performance as the Joker but like James Dean in the first 2015 poll, posthumous performances aren't taken into consideration less for technical reasons than because it would trivialize the tragedy of their deaths. "25th Anniversary" Poll (2015) "26th Anniversary" Poll (2016) "27th Anniversary" Poll (2017) "28th Anniversary" Poll (2018) "29th Anniversary" Poll (2019)
Best 1950s Film About Show Business
Producers, agents, stars, directors, writers, has-beens, newcomers, alcohol, Hollywood, Broadway.... there's no business like show business and there was no decade for "show business" movies like the 1950s! Which of these notable 1950s movies about show business is your favorite? After voting, you might discuss the list here
Most Prolific Actress Oscar Has Ever Seen
Kevin Bacon once claimed to have worked with everyone in Hollywood or someone they had worked with after his first thirty films. His comment was the catalyst for the creation of the pop culture game, "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon". Bess Flowers never made such a boast, but could have easily made the claim in her day. Flowers was known as the "Queen of Hollywood Extras" appearing in over eight hundred movies plus hundreds of TV episodes and short films too. She holds the record for most feature film appearances by an actor, as well as both the records for most appearances in an Oscar nominated title at one hundred and sixty-eight and most appearances in a Best Picture nominee at twenty-three. So frequent were her appearances, diehard film fans would make a game of spotting her in movies. Bess Flowers' Oscar Nominated Movie List Which of these select Oscar nominated movies featuring Bess Flowers is your favorite? Discuss the topic here.
Film-Noir: Typically features dark, brooding characters, corruption, detectives, and the seedy side of the big city. Almost always shot in black and white, American, and set in contemporary times (relative to shooting date). Which of these highest rated Film-Noir classics is your favorite? Discuss the poll here Also Available: Best Neo-noir Movie
Best Director Portrayal in a Film
A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of that vision. Who do you think best captured the mannerisms of the director in a film? Discuss the poll here
Jumanji Me Into a Classic Film Noir Movie
What Film Noir movie would you like to be Jumanji'd/transported into? After choosing, please tell us what character is your choice to be Jumanji'd into right here.
The Dark Side of Hollywood
Hollywood is the home of American cinema and a place where many dream to live and thrive. But, more often than not, we see that there is a dark underbelly underneath all the glamour and success. Which of these darker depictions and deconstructions of the Hollywood film industry and general lifestyle is your favorite? Discuss 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.
Col Needham's 10 Favorite Films
According to The Wrap, it’s no big secret that Col Needham, founder and CEO of IMDb, is a voracious film fan. But did you know he has now seen 10,000 films in his lifetime? The internet pioneer crammed in some 480 screenings in the last 10 months to meet the 10k goal ahead of his 50th birthday on Jan. 26. He finished just in time for IMDb’s 26th anniversary on Monday (Oct. 17). Which of his favorites do you like the most? After voting, please discuss here.
Favorite Kirk Douglas Character?
In celebration of Kirk Douglas' career accomplishments, a retrospective of his best films and characters. Over the past century, Douglas has been recognized often for his creative and moral contributions to the motion picture industry. Kirk Douglas starred in over 90 movies over a sixty year career. Which iconic Kirk Douglas movie or TV character is your favorite one of them all? Discuss the topic here.
Run-Off: The Best Film Titles Part I
Excellent prose sometimes seems to be a dying art. The film industry, at times, does its part to revive it with great screen plays and, every so often, with exquisite titles from various sources, including novels, poems, and songs. The titles below serve as oases in a desert of the vague and recycled stamp-ons like 'Deceived' and 'Shattered.' Enjoy the sound and substance of the words below and, instead of voting for your favorite movie, vote for your favorite title. This is Part I of a Run-Off Poll. Vote in Part II here. Vote in the Run-Off Final here. Discuss here
Movies About Movies
Which movie about a movie is your favorite? Discuss
Most Glaring Omission From Empire's The 301 Greatest Movies of All Time
In May 2014 Empire released their third greatest movies of all time list, voted for by over 250,000 readers. As always, there were some surprising omissions. Which of IMDb's 35 highest rated movies not in the list most deserves to be on the list? Excludes movies released after the list was published. Correct as of 09/02/15. Discuss it here