Poll suggestion: Crime Movies Failing on the Big Screen

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This list consists of crime movies rated 7 or above, with Gross USA below $50,000,000.

Which one of these movies deserved more recognition on the big screen?

The list can be found here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls024056190/
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Posted 2 years ago

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Hell or High Water.
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I think the same thing applies to Clockwork Orange (and possibly others in your list) as to Planet of the Apes in your other list.

Apart from the U.S. release it also did well in the U.K., despite being rated X in both countries. Would anyone think of it as failing?
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I believe you commented on the wrong trend, but there's no problem.

I checked the rest of the movies, and even with the inflation, they are still below the 50 million dollar mark.

I know that most, if not all, of the movies in the list did very well worldwide, and that some of the movies are proclaimed great movies, or as "must watch" movies (by US media). And in the meantime, they didn't succeed as we would expect in the country in question.
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I am commenting on this suggestion, which has A Clockwork Orange at #2.

According to Box Office Mojo, that film’s 26 million dollars is equivalent to 144 million today.
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/...

Goodfellas, 102 million
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/...

etc.
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Sorry, you're right, I made the confusion. I will also check this list and make the changes accordingly. Thank you.
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I updated both lists, I hope everything is okay now.

Thank you very much for your help (:
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I made this list many years ago, some movies might fit your criteria


https://www.imdb.com/list/ls052275768/
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I like this poll and you did a good job with the research and construction. There are so many good films on the list that it is very difficult to choose, which tends to make for a good poll, but I still hate having to pick just one, lol. The results will be interesting; I could definitely see this becoming "hotly contested."

I wonder if "recognition" is the right word, though, in the intro. Perhaps "success" or "box office success," specifically, would be better because several of these movies got a lot of recognition: many received much critical recognition, several were also received wells on the awards circuit, including the Oscars, and all have good scores on IMDb. What they didn't necessarily all get, as is the point of your poll, is as much box office success as one might think. 

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You make a really good point, The change was made. And thank you for the vote of confidence (:

Not trying to push my luck, but I also have another poll suggestion like this one, but regarding sci-fi movies, just in case you want to have a look.
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Millers Crossing, Desperados, Dick Tracy ( too comical like 60s Batman), El Mariachi