Poll: Danny Elfman's Best Scores
A poll by waspinatorbj
Results of 1,893 votes:
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Big Fish (2003)
Corpse Bride (2005)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
American Hustle (2013)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Men in Black (1997)
Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Dick Tracy (1990)
Real Steel (2011)
Terminator Salvation (2009)
Red Dragon (2002)
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
Planet of the Apes (2001)
A Simple Plan (1998)
A Civil Action (1998)
You're checking in at the famous New York Plaza Hotel...
...which of these movies' characters who've also stayed there in their movies, would you most like to run into there? Discuss the list here.
When Evil is Relative
You don't choose your family... no family is perfect... fair enough. Movies have taught us that one can be flawed, bad or downright evil but still be good with the family. However, there are cases where the harm was directed toward the family and that's harder to forgive. These villains or main antagonists all harmed one or many relatives (by blood, marriage or adoption) during the film, some did far worse. We're not discussing their popularity (winners would be too obvious) but their level of hatefulness. Simply put, which evil relative was the worst? After voting, you might discuss the list here
The Best Film About Informants
This list contains films focusing on informers, whistleblowers, undercover cops and infiltrating spies. Which film about informants is your favorite? Discuss/Suggest at the Poll Suggestion Board!
Don’t Tell Me HE Gets a Card On Father’s Day Too
Or maybe this list should be called “Bad Daddies”. Nobody has done a bad father / daddy poll. So, whether they are the biological fathers or not, which one of these fictional MOVIE fathers or daddies least deserves a Father’s Day gift from his kids? Talk about it here. This list is for movies.
Movies nominated for the 7 Major Oscars ...
To date, only 13 movies have been nominated for the 7 Major Oscars, which are Best Picture, Director, Screenplay (Original or Adapted), Actor, Supporting Actor, Actress and Supporting Actress. Which one is your favorite? Discuss here
Oscar Picks: Most likely Best Picture winner?
Based on what you know so far, which film do you think will win Best Picture at the 2014 Academy Awards? Discuss this poll here This poll was first published on Nov 5, 2013 and includes options that are no longer in contention. Please find the official poll of the final nominees here: http://www.imdb.com/poll/rr6DKHZqHtA/
The Best '90s Psychological Thriller
These films showed us characters suffering huge breakdowns and as a viewer, we were sucked right into their crumbling worlds along with them. Tense, provoking, mind-bending; these are the best psychological-thriller films of the 1990s. Which of these '90s psychological thrillers are you most likely to remember? After voting, you may discuss the poll here. Also Vote on Best Psychological Thriller >>> 2000s
Ladies First and Last name-titled Films
From this list of female (first and last name) title characters, which one do you like the most? Discuss here
Which Film Has the Most Diabolical Con Artist(s)?
American Hustle (2013) will be in theaters Dec 20 and it features some heavy-hitting young actors, but as con artists, how will they measure up to the experienced hustlers in these movies? Discuss the list here
Stephen King Villains
Which Stephen King villain is the most despicable? Discuss the list here!
Favorite Christian Bale Live-Action Movie
Christian Bale's birthday is January 30th. The young actor has compiled an impressive body of work filled with memorable performances. His recent string of Oscar worthy turns bodes well for what audiences can expect in the future. In a salute to Bale, a retrospective of his best live-action films and character portrayals. Which Christian Bale live-action movie is your favorite, so far? Discuss the topic here.
Best Crime Feature Film of the 2010s
Which crime feature film of the 2010s is your favorite ? discuss here
Oscar Best Picture Nominees and Women
Much has been said about the absence of racial diversity in Oscar nominees over the years. Fortunately, the 2017 Oscars did a much better job recognizing the accomplishments of minorities. What about women in movies, though? The Bechdel Test measures the presence of women in film. It tests a very low bar and yet many movies fail it. The criteria: 1) Are at least two women (named characters) in it? 2) Do they talk to each other?... 3) About something other than a man? Below are the nominees for the Best Picture Oscar from 2012 - 2017, that pass the Bechdel Test (27 out of 54 films passed and most just barely). Some, it could be and often is argued, pass the test only by "the letter of the law," rather than the broader intention: Are empowered women represented in the film? Which nominated film below do you think passes the spirit of the Bechdel Test the best? Discuss here.
Movies With Most Oscar Nominations That Didn't Win Best Picture
Which of these movies that got more Oscar nominations (at least ten) than their competitors and didn't win the Best Picture award should have won? Discuss the list here!
Best Acting Cast
This is a list of movies that got nominated in every acting category in the Oscars. Which of the following movies do you think had the best acting performances as group? After voting, discuss here.
The Dark Comedies of David O. Russell
The definitive list of every feature film directed by David O. Russell. Which is your favorite? After voting, please discuss here.
The "2018" Connection
Celebrating the New Year 2018, here are the Top 18 most popular movies (vote-wise) with a runtime of exactly 2 hours and 18 minutes. Which one is your favorite? After voting, you may discuss the list here... and Happy New Year!
Most Anticipated Film: Fall 2013 Edition
Which film are you most looking forward to seeing during the remainder of 2013? Discuss here.
Films Based on Stephen King Novels
It has been announced that Stephen King's The Dark Tower (2017) series will be put to the screen. Which of these films based on a Stephen King novel is your favorite? Discuss here
Movies I Wish Roger Ebert Reviewed
During his final years, legendary four-star critic Roger Ebert became both more prolific and selective: he reviewed movies he wished to see, but it didn't diminish the quantitative value of his writings just as disease and a permanent loss of voice didn't diminish their qualitative merit. You could agree or disagree with him, you would always enjoy his writing. Thumbs down on that sad day of April 4, 2013 when Ebert left the world, an unparalleled legacy and also a taste of deception because we knew there were many great movies and classics to come, movies he would have enjoyed, some even more at the twilight of his life, movies from directors he respected and admired... but that he would never review, forever. Which of these movies released less than a year after his death or at his lifetime but that (strangely enough) he didn't review, would you have most loved to see reviewed by the late Roger Ebert? After voting, you might discuss the list here (this poll adresses those who liked to know Ebert's take on a film before or after watching it, not everyone was or is still addicted to his website, if that's the case, the last option is for you)