Poll: Best U.S. Movie Crime Dramas of the 1950s
A poll by Ed_Jones_XLIX
Results of 383 votes:
Rear Window (1954)
On the Waterfront (1954)
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Dial M for Murder (1954)
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Touch of Evil (1958)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
The Killing (1956)
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
The Big Heat (1953)
The Defiant Ones (1958)
Soldier of Fortune (1955)
Blackboard Jungle (1955)
Detective Story (1951)
Night and the City (1950)
The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
I Want to Live! (1958)
Angel Face (1953)
Big Jim McLain (1952)
Al Capone (1959)
Deadline - U.S.A. (1952)
The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
I Confess (1953)
The Desperate Hours (1955)
No Way Out (1950)
Love in the Afternoon (1957)
Beat the Devil (1953)
Thunder Road (1958)
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
Panic in the Streets (1950)
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
The FBI Story (1959)
Please Murder Me! (1956)
Title Songs More Famous than the Movie
Sometimes the title song or film score becomes a bigger hit than the movie. Some of these tunes are still in everybody's mind today while the memory to the movie has faded. Which of these movies delivered the most memorable song? Discuss your answer here
Judge not, lest you also be judged.
Choose the judge whose courtroom (if he has one) you'd most like to be one of the courtroom spectators.
Sidney Poitier: The Man and His Films
Sidney Poitier, who was born in Miami, Florida, but grew up on Cat Island in The Bahamas, was the first male African American to win the Oscar for Best Actor (as Homer Smith in Lillies of the Field (1963)). He went on to become a director of nine films and producer of three. His early films dealt with race, bigotry, anger, and hatred but he always played those roles as a man of intelligence, dignity and humble pride. In 2002, he received an honorary Oscar “for his extraordinary performances and unique presence on the screen and for representing the industry with dignity, style and intelligence.” If you want to see a list of his awards, honors and nominations, click on the quote. Which one of his films is your favorite? Discuss his work here. P.S. I never knew he did a third film as Virgil Tibbs, “The Organization” (1971). You learn something new everyday.
Objection Your Honor!
Out of these courtroom movies, which one is your favorite? After voting, you may discuss the poll here.
Best Opening Songs in Movies
Which of these following movie titles do you think had the best song in their opening? Note: James Bond movies are not included. Discuss here
Favorite 'youth-defining' film ...
Films centered on rebellious teenagers, young adults questioning the uncertain value of their social future, tormented students hungry for an inspirational message or movies featuring characters that have become true icons for their generation, which of these 'youth-defining' films is your favorite? Discuss at http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/threads/
True Crime Movie
Which of those films based on a true crime is your favorite? Rules: Above 50 000 votes Rating of 7.0 or above. Discuss here
Of these 25 films about high school life, which is your favorite?
Discuss the list here.
The Best '50s/'60s Courtroom Movies
Many recent polls have been dedicated to a specific decade, but in the case of courtroom dramas, it was so hard to tell whether it was the late '50s or early '60s that best defined the genre that I called for a split decision. So, your honor, here's a compilation of twenty legal movies or trial films made during an impressively short span of time, from 1956 to 1962, all of them became models of cinematic excellence. Which of these '50s/'60s courtroom movies is your favorite? After giving your verdict, you may discuss the list in the users' room
The Golden Age of Hollywood — The 1950s
Which of these Golden Age of Hollywood movies of the 1950s from the IMDb Top 1000 list, is the most era-defining in your opinion? After voting, you may discuss the poll here. The 1940s << The Golden Age of Hollywood
100% Tomatometer Movies
Which of these films having 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes is your favourite ? (only English language films; no documentary films; at least 40 reviews) Discuss here.
Top 25 Legal Movies (According to the ABA)
Here's the Top 25 legal movies according to the American Bar Association. (original article here) Which one would be your top pick? After deliberating, discuss your verdict here Another list based on the article was made by user majfoalbkeopaza
2016 National Film Registry
The Library of Congress has announced 25 new films that will be added to the National Film Registry for their conservation. Which of them do you consider the one with the most historical or aesthetic value? Discuss Here Poll by Pencho 15 Vote in previous National Film Registry polls: 2015 2014 2013 1989
Dusting Off '50s Celluloid
These are movies recommended by poll board users. Which of these relatively little-known but highly recommended films, all released during the 1950s, would you most like to see (again or for the first time)? (Where there are comments next to a movie, they were provided by the Poll Board member who nominated the film.) After voting, discuss here. Vote in "Dusting Off '40s Celluloid" here. Vote in "Dusting Off Celluloid (Before 1940)" here.
AFI's Top 10 Courtroom Drama
AFI defines “courtroom drama” as a genre of film in which a system of justice plays a critical role in the film’s narrative. Which of these films is your favorite "courtroom drama" film? Discuss here
Parody Films Made by Me and Earl (and the Dying Girl)
In the film Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), two of the lead characters, high schoolers Greg and Earl, love to make parody movies. Which of their titles is the funniest? Discuss the list here For more information and posters for some of the individual titles, go here: http://ew.com/article/2015/06/19/10-hilariously-clever-movie-parody-posters-me-and-earl-and-dying-girl/
Best Movie to Have Been the IMDb Top 250 #250
These movies have been #250 of the IMDb Top 250 list on the 31st December midnight PST of the previous 22 years. Which movie do you think is the best among these? Discuss the poll here See Also: Best Movie to Have Been the IMDb Top 250 #1
Characters in need of an intervention
Fictional characters or real-people bios featuring people with addictions. Tobacco use not included. Poll suggested by horn-5. You may discuss the poll here.
The Great Lakes State Movies
The Great Lakes State is the official nickname of Michigan. The state has the longest freshwater coastline of any political subdivision in the world, being bounded by 4 of the 5 Great Lakes, plus Lake Saint Clair. Michigan also has 64,980 inland lakes and ponds. A person in the state is never more than 6 miles (9.7 km) from a natural water source or more than 85 miles (137 km) from a Great Lakes shoreline (source: wikipedia.org). Michigan became the 26th state of the United States of America in 1837. These movies have a connection with Michigan. They are (partially) filmed there or it's a topic in the story. Which movie (or movie poster) do you associate the most with Michigan? You may discuss the poll here Click here to vote for other States of America
Advancing the Movie Industry
Like any other industry, the movie industry evolves. And every few years or decades, a technological advancement comes that changes the way we see movies. Listed by the movie that is credited as being the first in the industry, which technological advancement do you treasure the most? This list does not include anything that paved the way for movies to even exist, because I think we all appreciate that we're able to see a movie in the first place. Discuss here: http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/thread/225031074