Poll: Top 20 "one-word" titled 1960's Movies
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Results of 1,159 votes:
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.
The Vatican Film List: Art
“Since the first public audience in Paris viewed the moving pictures prepared by the Lumière brothers in December 1895, the film industry has become a universal medium exercising a profound influence on the development of people’s attitudes and choices, and possessing a remarkable ability to influence public opinion and culture across all social and political frontiers.” Pope John Paul II In 1995, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of cinema, the Vatican compiled a list of 45 "great films". The 45 movies are divided into three categories: Religion, Values and Art. Which film of the Vatican film list 'Art' is the best because of its artistic value? You may discuss the poll here See also: The Vatican Film List: Religion — The Vatican Film List: Values
Weird, Funny, Creative
Sometimes movie titles could be the reason to watch a film. Some of them are weird, some funny and some very creative. Which movie title do you find most interesting? After voting, discuss here.
Meta Movies- Part 2
Meta-Cinema is a mode of filmmaking in which the audience is informed that they are watching a world of fiction. Such films may include 'Breaking the Fourth Wall' technique or characters discussing about filmmaking. Which of these films is your favorite? Discuss the list here. You can vote for your favorite from part 1 here.
Ask the Magic 8 Ball
Many of us had a Magic 8 Ball as kids ("Signs point to yes"). The following list contains 8 highly regarded films with the number 8 or the word eight in their title. From these movies which would your Magic 8 Ball choose? Discuss the Magic 8 Ball here
Morally Bankrupt Classic Movies
The Catholic Legion of Decency from 1933 to 1980 provided moral guidance to Americans, telling them which films were okay to see and which ones were not okay to see. The Catholic Legion of Decency was a powerful organization; their diligent efforts altered the content of some 16,251 films over a fifty year period. Despite their best efforts to eradicate morally questionable content over 150 movies still had to be condemned. Condemnation by the powerful Legion meant parishioners were forbidden by the church from attending a screening of the film under the notion that it was a mortal sin. The original Catholic Legion of Decency was merged into the reorganized United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Office for Film and Broadcasting in 1980 and still provides the same moral guidance for films to this day. Source: Catholic News Movie Reviews Which movie classic condemned by the original Catholic Legion of Decency from 1933 to 1980 is your favorite? * minimum IMDb 7.0+ rating and at least 5,000 votes Discuss the topic here.
Movies About Movies
Technically, these movies are about more than just movies. Cinema. Stories. Media. Whatever you wanna call it. We create narratives, hold them in our head, and share them with others. From where I'm sitting, this seems to be what distinguishes humans from other animals. And it's what I love more than anything in the world. DON JON pokes fun at how all kinds of media can lead us to unrealistic expectations of life, love, sex, and relationships. These ten films tell all kinds of stories about telling stories. - Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Movie titles: Numbers
This is the list of movie with titles that contains only numbers but no letters, (symbols are allowed). Which movie among this list do you like the most? Discuss here
Best Beach Scene?
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It Was All Just A Bad Dream. Or Was It?
How do you wake up from your nightmare when you're not asleep? Which bad dream, or dream sequence in these movies give you the scariest nightmare? Wake up and discuss your nightmare here
Pride Week: Most LGBT-proud film
To celebrate Pride Week, which, depending on the country and city, is held in the latter part of June or the first week of July, vote for the film below that you think best embodies the spirit of LGBT Pride. After voting, discuss here To view or vote in Part 2 of this poll, go here If you're interested in a bit of background: As the 1995 documentary, The Celluloid Closet, illustrates, for a long time in cinema, most LGBT characters were portrayed to evoke laughter, pity, or fear. Movies like those, whether in early cinema or later (as in Basic Instinct), are obviously not represented in this poll. Relatively early on, there were screenwriters, such as Gore Vidal (Ben-Hur) and Stewart Stern (Rebel Without a Cause), who did write in positive messages but they had to be so subtle, or be left on the editing room floor, that the films, although they should be appreciated for widening the lens, don't really qualify as proud. Cinema evolved as society did and more realistic and diverse LGBT characters appeared on screen. All of these films don't necessarily have perfect messages but are noteworthy in some way; which of them do you think best captures the spirit of LGBT Pride?
BFI Southbank Summer 2017
The BFI Southbank is one of London's film temples, the British Film Institute's four-screen venue for screenings of new and old cinema. Which of these Film and TV Seasons for Summer 2017 would you most like to attend? Discuss this poll
Favourite Criterion Collection title in the IMDb Top 250.
The Criterion Collection is one of the most important film distribution companies in the world. They help to bring to light many classic films. Whether foreign or domestic and whether well-known or underrated, the CC helps to bring these movies to mainstream attention and appreciation, in the best editions possible. As such, what is your favourite CC film that is in the Top 250 on this site? Discuss here
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.
BBC's Greatest Foreign-Language Films
BBC Culture polled 209 critics from 43 countries to find the 100 greatest foreign-language films of all time. Which film from their Top 25 is your own favorite? Discuss here after voting
35 Oldest Oscar Winning Best Foreign Language Films
Which of these 35 oldest Oscar winning Best Foreign Language Films is your favorite? After voting, you may discuss the poll here.
Movies at 50 in 2018
Movies released in 1968 are now 50 years old. This poll includes the top rated 35 of the 3,346 movies released in 1968. Which one of these is your favorite? After voting, you may discuss the poll here. 2015 << Movies at 50 in Also vote for: Movies at 25 in 2018 | Movies at 75 in 2018
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/
It's a Small World After All
Using more than one language in a single film can accomplish many things, including illustrating how interconnected we all are, no matter where on the globe we may be or to what culture or cultures we may belong. Each of the following films uses two or more languages. Whether by creating authenticity, enhancing atmosphere, or showing how "small" and interdependent the world is, which movie uses the changing languages to best effect? After voting, please feel free to discuss here. Vote in another "Multilingual Movies" poll here. Note: The list only includes films with real and not fictional languages, with at least 20,000 votes, and with at least a 7.0 rating.
Best Music Video Inspired by Movie
Which MUSIC VIDEO did the best impression of its representative movie? Only one movie and one artist per entry Discuss The List Here