Poll: Horrible Movie Bosses

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Smart and Evil

What could be more dangerous than intelligence? In an evil mind. These are some movie villains that have brain as their ultimate power. Who's the smartest of them all? Discuss Here For Protagonist List: VOTE HERE This is a re-creation of a poll that was published on November 23, 2014.

Actresses So Good at Being Bad

The expression 'good at being bad' has often been used for the likes of Gary Oldman, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Irons, Hugo Weaving... in other words: "actors". But ladies also had their share of fun playing the bad ones, from the horrible and scary to the grandiose and funny, from the flamboyant witches to the manipulative (well, the word that rhymes...). While they also garnered acclaim by playing good characters, all these distinguished actresses elicited strong responses by playing villains - at least four memorable cinematic villains. Which of these 'villain' actresses is simply the best at being bad? After voting, you might discuss the list here *Oscar-nominated performance

FYC, AFI - The Next Top 50 Villains

This is the first of a poll series whose purpose is to anticipate the inclusions in the next American Film Institute's Top 25, 50 or 100 lists. As you may know, many lists date back to the late 1990s and early 2000s and while the inclusions are satisfying, the absences severely date them. We will start with AFI's Top 50 villains aired on 2003 with Alonzo Harris from Training Day (2001) as the most recent character. So we'll consider movies from 2003 till today whose villains fit the AFI's criteria in terms of cultural impact: characters who have a made a mark on American society in matters of style and substance, and legacy: characters who elicit strong reactions across time, enriching America's film heritage while continuing to inspire contemporary artists and audiences. In the eventuality of a new AFI's Top 50 villains, which of these memorable post-2003 screen villains would be your top choice for an inclusion (as high as possible)? After voting, you might discuss the list here

Hallelujah, It's Shark Week!

It's the most wonderful time of the year... Shark Week started on July 22nd and runs through to the 29th. But the deadliest sharks don't always swim in the ocean. Which of these corporate sharks do you most hope will stay off your tail? Want to talk about it? Click here!

1994: A Good Year for Bad Guys

As the title says, 1994 was quite a remarkable year for villains, bad guys, main antagonists or protagonists in the wrong side of the law (or ethics)... some stole the show or were the most memorable thing about the film. Here's a selection of memorable "bad guys" from movies rated higher than 6.0. Which of these popular bad guys from 1994 is your favorite? After voting, you might discuss the list here

The "Nightmare" Cabinet...

... or what if American movie villains were members of the US government? (or the most important officials of the executive branch) Which of these assignments would be your worst-case scenario? After voting, you might discuss the list here

Vilest Best Picture Villain

This is a continuation to the previous Most Inspiring Best Picture Hero poll. Indeed, as indispensable as the heroic figure is for a Best Picture, it can't do without a proper enemy to defeat, a memorable incarnation of the darkest sides of human nature to triumph over, or at least try ... although some of the following villains happen to be the main protagonists and often the first victims of their own vileness. So, which of these villains from Best Picture Winners, do you think, is the least redeemable or the closest to your PERSONAL definition of the word 'monster'? In other words, which one did you want to strangle with your own hands or scared you so much you didn't even dare to think about it? After voting, you might discuss the list here

When the Villain Wins an Oscar

When supporting characters are not that 'supporting' ... when the leads lead a selfish crusade in the name of greed, cruelty or a wicked vision of power ... or when the darkest sides of the human soul inspire powerful and unforgettable perforamances allowing the villain to have a final revenge... and take the Oscar home. Which of these oscar-winning performances as a real-life or fictional villain is your favorite? After voting, you may discuss the list here (PS: Vito Corleone isn't included not because he's a good guy but to call him a 'villain' in the film's narrative would make no sense, his son Michael was a villain in the second opus, although a tragic one)

Greatest Pre-1980's Movie Villains

Which of these pre-1980's live action movie characters do you think can be considered as the "Greatest Pre-1980's Movie Villain"? After voting, you may discuss the poll here. Also vote for: Greatest Post-1980's Movie Villains | Greatest Pre-1980's Movie Heroes | Greatest Post-1980's Movie Heroes | Greatest Movie Anti-Heroes of All Time | Greatest TV Heroes of All Time | Greatest TV Villains of All Time | Greatest TV Anti-Heroes of All Time

Blonde Female Villains

Which of these blond female villains is your favorite? Discuss the list here!

Insulting Characters

Which one of these characters displays the most insulting behavior? Discuss here!

Climax for Breakfast

Well, it goes like men, there are 'night' movies and 'morning' movies... Indeed, when it comes to dramas, nighttime is generally an ideal setting for climactic scenes as darkness emphasizes danger and allows violence to reach its highest point. Then, the sun can rise peacefully, lighting hopes for a brighter future... But sometimes, the night plays the "quiet before the storm" part or let things escalate until they can finally implode at dawn, in the morning or let's just say a few hours before noon. This is a compilation of memorable climactic scenes that take scene at a moment viewers can identify as the morning, either because it's shown or strongly implied (some pictures don't match in order to avoid spoiling the ending). Not necessarily from your favorite film, which of these morning climaxes is your favorite? After voting, you might discuss the list here

What's Their Back Story?

Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990) follows the adventures of two minor characters from Hamlet. Which of these supporting characters from films do you think would make for the most interesting leads in a movie? Discuss the list here

5 Millions!

Ever wonder what you can get for 5 million? Well, here are 35 performances of actors in films, for which these people allegedly received a 5 million paycheck*. Which of these performances is the best value for money? * according to information currently available on the site This poll is in celebration of the IMDb Polls reaching 5 million votes. Discuss here

The 25 Best Film Performances of the 2000s?

According to the online magazine Paste, the below performances in movies were the 25 best between 2000 and 2010. The magazine's selections were widely supported: for just one example, all but three of these performances were nominated for Oscars, and most of those won. Of the following 25 widely acclaimed performances, which is your favorite? (Paste included the following caveat: "We only selected our favorite from each actor so that Daniel Day-Lewis, Kate Winslet, Sean Penn and Philip Seymour Hoffman didn’t simply dominate the list.") After voting, discuss here.

Favorite Line From 'It's A Wonderful Life'

It's a Wonderful Life (1946) has become a timeless classic in the world of cinema and a beloved tradition for people to watch every year around Christmas. It has been cited as the favorite film of both its star James Stewart and director Frank Capra and, with virtually every scene standing on its own as a classic moment, the film has become as quotable as it is endearing. Which of the many memorable lines from the film is your all-time favorite? After voting, you may discuss the poll here.

Greatest Female Movie Character of All-Time?

In your opinion, which of these female movie characters is the greatest of all-time? Discuss the topic here.

Best Christmas Villain

They might be villains from Christmas movies or villains operating during Christmas time, one thing for sure, we need these bad guys to indirectly appreciate the joy and the good spirit of the holidays. Which of these cinematic Christmas villains (no TV specials) is your favorite? Discuss the list here, and merry Xmas!

Most Hated Movie Characters

Sometimes, a character is so despicable, obnoxious or just plain dumb in a movie that we end up almost hating the actor in real life. Our brain is weird like that sometimes. Which is the most hated character portrayed in a movie? Discuss this poll here

Best looking white haired character

Which white haired character looks best? Discuss here