Poll: Favorite film featuring an amputee or amputation?
A poll by yrnej
Results of 3,118 votes:
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Evil Dead II (1987)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
127 Hours (2010)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Planet Terror (2007)
Men of Honor (2000)
Soul Surfer (2011)
Boxing Helena (1993)
Rust and Bone (2012)
The Piano (1993)
Suicide Kings (1997)
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
The World According to Garp (1982)
The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
Major Dundee (1965)
26 of the Greatest Movies According to Director David Fincher
David Fincher is one of the best filmmakers of the current generation. He listed the 26 greatest movies in his opinion. Which of these is your favorite? Discuss the list here.
Jumanji Me into a Movie: Fantasy
What Fantasy movie would you like to be Jumanji'd/transported into? If you would be so bold, tell us what movie you voted for and what character you wanted to be, right here. No fibbing! Don't be scared! No one will know....
Breaking the Fourth Wall
Imagine you’re sitting in a theater. There are three walls that surround the stage: on the left, on the right, and in the back. Between the audience and the stage exists this imaginary fourth wall, which separates the real world from the fictional world of the stage. So when a film breaks the fourth wall, that means the line has been crossed, there is no longer a boundary between what is real and what is fiction. The spectator is now taken out of the film world - they are purposely being made aware that they are watching a movie. What are some of the ways that a filmmaker breaks the fourth wall? The most common device is when a character turns to the camera and directly addresses the spectator. A film can also be meta, which means it is referencing itself. For example, a film within a film about filmmaking is another way to break the fourth wall. Which of the following movies that break the fourth wall did you like the most? After voting, discuss here.
Funniest Old Favourite - 20th Century Only
Things are just not going right for you and you are in need of mindless fun and a really good laugh. Which of these hoary old and not-quite-so-old chestnuts would you like to watch to cheer you up? Discuss here
Inspirational Women's History Sports Biopics
Each March in the USA, we recognize female achievements during Women's History Month. Biographical movies are a great way to educate the public about landmark events in the struggle for gender equality. At the same time, these movies honor and celebrate each woman's achievement with the star power they deserve. Which groundbreaking competitive sportswoman, female athlete or coach* inspires you the most, or alternatively their biopic? * Competitive Sportswomen, Athletes, Coaches, Etc. Women's History Month Companion Polls Leader Biopics : Trailblazer Biopics : Humanitarian Biopics : Sports Biopics : Writer Biopics : Singer/Musician Biopics Discuss the topic here.
Funniest Comedy Film of the '70s
Which comedy film of the 1970s do you think is the funniest? You may discuss the poll here See also: Funniest Comedy Film of the '00s Funniest Comedy Film of the '90s Funniest Comedy Film of the '80s
Real Life Underdogs in Sports
An 'underdog' is a person or group with less power, money, etc., who is expected to lose in a contest or battle. Who is your favorite real life underdog? Or, which underdog seems the most inspiring to you? You may discuss the poll here
The Hawaiian Islands have been Hollywood's top destination for the perfect paradise backdrop in films. What is your favorite film that takes place in Hawaii? Discuss here
Watch, Rinse, and Repeat
There are those movies that we all love so dearly that we inevitably are compelled by some unknown force that uncontrollably makes us watch them over and over. Some are from our childhoods. Some we watch after having our hearts broken for the umpteenth time. Others just awaken us with awe and wonder at what might be. These movies we watch again and again to remind of us what we were and dreams yet to be fulfilled. What is the movie you re-watch that makes you forget about your own troubles in life, and brings back that feeling you had in an earlier time, and re-freshens your soul? After voting, please discuss here. The titles in this list are loosely based off of this article, Top 50 Most-Watched Movies of All Time.
Repeated Cinematic Lines (Part I)
The more you repeat a sentence, even a banal one, the more memorable it gets, and you know what, the more you repeat a sentence, even a banal one, the more memorable it gets. That's how memory works, and it doesn't come as a surprise that some of the most memorable movies' lines, you know, the ones that get stuck in your head after the first watching are generally the ones that were constantly repeated, because the more you repeat a sentence and so forth. Now, which of these memorable movies' lines repeated several times in one scene, is the most memorable? Discuss here
Heroes of the Squads
What is your favorite movie that has a group or "Squad" of sorts that accomplish a mission? After voting, please discuss here.
Best Surf Slang That Is Also a Movie Title
Which surfing slang terminology that is also a movie title is your favorite? Discuss the topic here.
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
Favorite Parody Movie
Which parody movie or parody series of movies is your favorite? Discuss Here
Favorite Film Character With a Disability
September is Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month. To remember and celebrate those among us who are challenged by physical disabilities, let's celebrate movie characters who remind us of the difficulties experienced by, and also the accomplishments of, disabled individuals. Below are several characters, from Jake in 'Avatar' and Lt. Dan in 'Forrest Gump' to real-life Ray Charles and Stephen Hawking, who each live with one or more physical disabilities; which one is your favorite? Donate, learn more about muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases, or get involved by visiting www.mda.org. This poll is dedicated to my mother, who lived with, and died from, muscular dystrophy. Discuss here.
IMDb Poll Board Top 5 Favorite Comedy Films!
The members of the IMDb Poll Board have chosen their top five best comedies ever - which selection do you agree with most? 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
The Aloha State Movies
The Aloha State is the official nickname of Hawaii. In 1959 it became the 50th and most recent state of the United States of America. These movies have a connection with Hawaii. It’s a topic in the story or they are (partially) filmed in Hawaii. Which movie (or movie poster) do you associate the most with Hawaii? You may discuss the poll here Click here to vote for other States of America
Alliterative Attractive Actresses Mc through R (a.k.a. Lusciously Lovely Leading Ladies)
ho is the hottest alliteratively named actress in Hollywood? Since we're being alliterative, should we say "lusciously lovely leading lady" instead? From Bond Girls to Baywatch Babes, from B-movies to blockbusters, from the big screen to the small screen, from swimsuit models to singers... which actress is the most beautiful? They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and there is a lot of beauty to behold here! Watch for later lists of lusciously lovely leading ladies (this is only Mc through R)! Discuss this poll here: http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/flat/228791105 Want to see a list of Alliterative Actors/Hot Hollywood Hunks? Make a list and post it to the Daily Poll Board! Here is the link to poll A through D: http://www.imdb.com/poll/dh38M0o7qqQ/?ref_=po_ho Here is the link to poll D through Ma: http://www.imdb.com/poll/lSATWZDAVi4/?ref_=po_ho Here is the link to poll Ma through R: That's this one! Here is the link to poll S through Z: http://www.imdb.com/poll/26QrxxmnSoM/ Here is the link to the "Oops" poll:http://www.imdb.com/poll/7P3ipL_K_gc/ Here is a link to the Finals Run-Off poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/vcIvBZfhrC4/?ref_=po_ho
Low Budget Movies That Paid Off Big
Low budgets films allow investors to reap potentially huge returns on their investment. While budget caps vary throughout the world and time, one authoritative definition sets the top end of the limit for movies with a current budget under $2,500,000. On both sides of the camera, many of today's biggest stars first honed their skills on low budget films. These films launched or served as a breakthrough for many in many of their careers. Which one of these wildly successful low budget ($250,000 < $1,500,000) movies* is your favorite? * Movies with a minimum 6.0 IMDb user rating, excludes micro-budget (<$250,000) films and uses just one type of movie income stream (box office) for comparison. Vote in the companion poll: Micro Budget Movies That Paid Off Big Discuss the topic here.