Poll: Favorite film about struggling immigrants?
A poll by yrnej
Results of 1,335 votes:
Gangs of New York (2002)
The Terminal (2004)
In America (2002)
House of Sand and Fog (2003)
The Visitor (2007)
America America (1963)
Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
A Better Life (2011)
Sin Nombre (2009)
Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
Bread and Roses (2000)
I Remember Mama (1948)
The Mambo Kings (1992)
Man Push Cart (2005)
Goodbye Solo (2008)
Movies You Love, but Dictators Hate
Which of these select movies banned during a past or present authoritarian regime or dictatorship* is your favorite forbidden film? Sources: Wikipedia, The Economist *Democracy Index Scale 0-4 After voting, discuss the topic here.
IMDb Top 250 Historical Films
Which of these historical films from the IMDb Top 250 list is your favorite? Discuss here More: ?? IMDb Top 250 War Film ?? IMDb Top 250 Family Films ?? IMDb Top 250 Romance Films
What is your favorite one-word titled Best Picture winner?
I'm not sure whether having a one-word title brings good luck to movies in terms of Award-winning, but numbers never lie: more than 25% of Best Picture Oscar winners have only one word in the title. Whether defining an unforgettable setting ("Casablanca", "Titanic" or "Chicago") a real-life legend ("Gandhi", "Amadeus" or "Patton"), a fictional icon ("Rocky", "Gladiator" or "Hamlet") or a quality embracing the film's spirit ("Unforgiven", "Bravehart" or "Platoon") most of these films stood the test of time and became undeniable classics. Their status called for a poll ... so which of these 22 on-word titled Best Picture winners is your personal favorite? Discuss this poll at http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/thread/220740783
One-Word Titled Box Office Number Ones
Since 1928, 26 movies whose titles consist of one single word won the Best Picture Oscar but only 14 had the privilege to top the annual box office.* Which one is your favorite? After voting, you might discuss the list here (*post-1980: worldwide gross, pre-1980: North American box office)
Favourite Race in Film
I do not want chase scenes, but actual races, like in Ben-hur and Star Wars Episode 1. Races against time do not count, either. Discuss here: http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/nest/226050532
Remakes better than originals
An old proverb says that the remakes are rarely as good as the originals. Rarely. But, the following titles are all remakes with better ratings than the original movies. In your opinion, which one is the best remake? (not necessarily the best movie) Discuss here! And thank you to jalapenoman, Dibyayan_Chakravorty, misspaddylee, ElMaruecan82 and sarizonana for their suggestions!
Golden Globe Winning Best Pictures in the IMDb Top 250
What is your favorite film from the IMDb Top 250 list that won the Golden Globes Award for Best Picture? Discuss here
Oscar Nominated Films by William Wyler
Which Oscar nominated film directed by William Wyler is your favorite? Discuss the list here
The Real Top 35 Hollywood Blockbusters of All Time - Inflation Adjusted
Filmsite.org, who was polite enough to mention that the IMDb, Boxoffice.com, Boxofficemojo.com, and The-numbers.com in their intro to ALL-TIME TOP 100 FILMS (Domestic Gross, Inflation-Adjusted), said, as of January 15, 2019, these were the top 35 films for the USA domestic box office. These are the real Hollywood box office blockbusters, not the lists that only use today’s actuals and forget to adjust the box office for ticket inflation for the older films, aka, count the number of tickets sold. However there is one big flaw in this list and that is many of the films have been released more than once. In fact, one originally flopped, and later found its true audience in a re-release in the 1950s and 1960s. With that being said, it still does not take away from the accomplishments of those that had only one release and still made the list. Which one of these films is your favorite? Discuss the films here. They are listed in order from highest to lowest. If you want to see the rest of the 100 list, use the link in this description.
Best Picture Winners that are also Best Visual Effects Winners
I'm always glad when blockbuster, visual effects spectacles also happen to be great films in their own right. Which of these films, that won Academy Awards for both Best Picture and Best Visual Effects, do you think is the best example of great blockbuster film-making ? Discuss this at here.
Most Severe Heat?
Plenty of films take place in desert country, but which ones in the IMDb Top 250 stand out as the most severe? Where would you rather not wind up? So long as a significant part of the film is set in a desert, it fits here. http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/nest/265126266
Best "Best Picture" 1950 - 1959
What is the best "best picture" winner of this decade? Discuss here
Poll Board Recommendations: Greatest Movie Scenes
There are endless amounts of great movie scenes, so to narrow it down the folks over at the poll board each suggested their favourites to make this list. Which do you deem to be the greatest? Discuss here Take the TV Poll here!
Nike’s Laurel Wreath of Victory Goes to _____
Besides being the name of a shoe company, Nike is the Greek goddess of Victory, Speed and Strength (the Greek valued the last two in that order). She awarded the Laurel wreath of victory to winners in sports contests and in battle. When it came to war, she was Zeus’ chariot driver. She is the only winged Greek goddess. Her symbol is the same symbol that the shoe company uses. It represents her wings. Which of these 6.9 or better films that represents one of her attributes (contest or war victory, and contests of speed, and strength) would she give her award, the Laurel Wreath of Victory, to? Or better yet, you get to complete the sentence “And Nike’s Laurel Wreath of Victory goes to ______.” Submit your contestant’s entry forms here. Remember the contestant has to be 6.9 or higher and over 20,000 votes. You just can’t have slop representing a goddess. Why 6.9? That is the rating of the film that actually has her symbol appearing in it!
Title Role Performances — Last Name Titles
These movie titles contain the last name of the main character from the movie, without any additions. Whose title role performance is your favorite? You may discuss the poll here See also: Title Role Performances — First Name Titles Title Role Performances — Full Name Titles
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
Films and TV Series Shot at Cinecittà
According to Wikipedia: Cinecittà Studios is a large film studio in Rome, Italy. With an area of 400,000 square metres, it is the largest film studio in Europe, and is considered the hub of Italian cinema. The studios were constructed during the Fascist era as part of a plan to revive the Italian film industry. Which film shot at Cinecittà is your favorite? Rule: 1) IMDb Rating of at least 7.0 Discuss here
The movies that are as good as the original books?
We all know some great movies are made from the books (or stories), but do we know are they so great in terms of the sources from which they were adapted? So, vote here for the movie that you think translated the best the intentions of the author of the original work. I chose book adaptations that have IMDB rating higher than 8, but you are free to suggest new movies that you think were as great as the books themselves. Discuss the list and add your suggestions here! P.S. The poll is sorted in alphabetical order, so not to make any movie "better" than the other. This would be simply your opinion on what do you think was really well adapted book or story.
Favorite score from AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores list?
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