Live Poll: IMDb Poll Board User Top 10 Movies

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As strange as it is, we covered many areas of Top 10 favorites but never the plain Top 10 Favorite Movies, I know for sure we didn't because I don't remember having suggested my personal Top 10 in any other poll. So here it is:

From this list of IMDb Poll Board User Top 10 personal favorite movies, which one sounds the most interesting?

I'll make the list once I get enough propositions (it's about Top 10 favorite not the movies you believe are the best in the world, those you watched the most in your life, you know by heart,  can watch anytime and anywhere and have a deep connection with)

Mine never changed in the past 10 years:
The Godfather
The Godfather Part II
Goodfellas
Once Upon a Time in America
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Scarface
Rocky
The Graduate
Tootsie
Back to the Future

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls020465132/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/5VBfeSlWbJ8/
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1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
4. Alien (1979)
5. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
6. The Birds (1963)
7. Back to the Future (1985)
8. The Thing (1982)
9. Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (1966)
10. Braveheart (1995)
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You must be a fan of The Lord of the Rings, aren't you?
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How on Earth did you guess that? ;)
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Just to give you an evidence of my excellent deductive reasoning abilities :)

(and thanks for the bump, I totally forgot about this poll)
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i love it sdk!!! (so many good ones...so little space...)

and...assuming we are not including documentaries in these lists, (although that would make another great poll...hint hint...)...here are my top ten personal favorite movies...(in no particular order)...

chinese coffee

all the president’s men

the commitments

barbarians at the gate

the paper

jfk

12 angry men

nixon

the late shift

terror by night

here they are...and once again..great poll...

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I have no bias against documentaries so feel free to add one if you really feel hot about it.
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i appreciate that but seriously...it would probably ravage my entire current top ten movie list...

better if someone were to make a top ten documentary poll as well and keep them separate...

but thank you so much for the offer... 
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Here is a list of movies that are by no means the best, but ones I can watch anytime and still love. 

Shaun of the Dead 


Monty Python and the Holy Grail 

Lars and the Real Girl 

Re-Animator 

10 Things I Hate About You 

Moon

Varsity Blues 

Ginger Snaps

Pitch Perfect


Friday 







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'Nice to see Lars & the Real Girl. That might be on my list, too. I love that film.
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I feel like I need to change up my list, after seeing everyone else pick a lot of top 250 movies...or I just have bad taste. :)
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NDbportmanfan 1,

I did not consider whether any of my favorites are in the IMDb Top 250. I chose my favorites based upon their special meaning for me. Do not feel obliged to change your list to include more IMDb Top 250 films.
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Bicycle Thieves (1948)
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Taxi Driver (1976)
About Schmidt (2002)
The General (1926)
Tape (2001)
Memento (2000)
The Machinist (2004)
Death Rides a Horse (1967)
Sexy Beast (2000)
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By the way, TCM is showing 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) tonight (Saturday 2-September-2017) at 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.
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Bump.
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hey elmo...

since you opened up the portal to documentaries...this would be (off the top of my head and in no particular order)...a very partial list of my favorite documentaries (which would overshadow my list of films)...

1. new york in the fifties

2. much ado about something

3. leonard cohen: under review 1978-2006

4. patti smith: hell hath no fury

5. bob dylan's new york

6. greenwich village: music that defined a generation

7. great american authors since 1650

8. van morrison: a glorious decade

9. jack kerouac: one fast move or i'm gone

10. the velvet underground: under review

the fun never ends...peace...

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1. Titanic (1997)
2. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
3. The Usual Suspects (1995)
4. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
5. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
6. 3 Idiots (2009)
7. Baraka (1992)
8. Schindler's List (1993)
9. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
10. Inception (2010)
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Totally subject to change but as of now...

1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
2. 12 Angry Men (1957)
3. Psycho (1960)
4. Casablanca (1942)
5. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
6. The Godfather (1972)
7. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
8. Schindler's List (1993)
9. The Apartment (1960)
10. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
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Top Ten The Godfather (1972)
Top Ten Citizen Kane (1941)
Top Ten Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Top Ten Chinatown (1974)
Top Ten Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Top Ten The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Top Ten It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Top Ten Apocalypse Now Redux (1979)
Top Ten Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Top Ten Das Boot (1981)
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Wow, great list UM - several just by looking at these titles have a 100% RT score. Nice picking.
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Thanks, I really didn't rank them in this order urbanemovies: 1. The Godfather 2. Citizen Kane 3. Lawrence of Arabia 4. Chinatown 5. Cool Hand Luke 6. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 7. It's a Wonderful Life 8. Apocalypse Now (Redux) 9. Dr. Strangelove 10. Das Boot

I don't really have a favorite anymore; although all these movies at one time or another were my favorite. It really hard for me to favor one over another, I prefer to to appreciate them with their particular genres, as being my favorite or the "best" Other than The Godfather (1972), most are not appreciated to the degree that I think they should be.
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The top 4 or 5 are constant but the rest can change depending on my mood.

1. The Godfather
2. The Godfather: Part II
3. The Thin Man (all 6 of them, well really 90% of William Powells movies)
4. Infernal Affairs
5. Now, Voyager (most of Bette Davis' movies before 1960 should go here)
6. The Spirit of the Beehive
7. Léon: The Professional
8. Casino Royale
9. Love Actually
10. Scrooge (1951)


It is so hard to choose just 10. 

Image result for hard decisions


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Thanks Rocky.

2006, I haven't  seen the one from the 60's (all the way through). 

I generally do not like to make a 'Top 10' because it is too hard to narrow it down, if I had made it this morning the bottom 5 would have changed. I could probably do a 'Top 50' and the only thing that would change would be the order between 6-50.

Also nice to see 'The Commitments' on your list.


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I know, choosing just ten is sooo difficult!  'Great photo, lol.  And great list. :)
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i agree 100%...five minutes after making a list, you always think of something else...and what you're in the mood for changes as well...

i think we need a favorite 50 list...then we might get it right... :)
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I've made a list of my 100 favorites recently.
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Rocky:Favorite 50, indeed.

Akash: That's so great that you did that! I'd love to see it. 
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This might probably be the strangest list!  " (it's about Top 10 favorite not the movies you believe are the best in the world, those you watched the most in your life, you know by heart,  can watch anytime and anywhere and have a deep connection with) " - created according to this.


- 1. Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind
  2. Lost in Translation
  3. In the Mood for Love 
  4. Three Colors: Red
  5. The Tree of Life
  6. Her
  7. Paris, Texas
  8. Frances Ha
  9. Eternity and a Day
  10. Amores Perros 

(With a really close competition by Incendies, Yi Yi, There Will be Blood, Taxi Driver, Holy Motors)
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It's a truely great list and I think that it's likely that many will be considered masterpieces with the passage of time. But I know what you mean. I feel so incredibly  strongly about my favorites, too. 
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Yes! Some of these would most probably end up as masterpieces in few years! I like the two parts of Godfather or Casablanca or Citizen Cane or 12 angry men, but the ones from my list are so personal to me! Each of these movies have a special connection with me. Whether it's a character like Theodore from her or Music or the Mood from the film, it just touches me like nothing else can.
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'Well said. And I concur. :)
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Frances Ha. Such a beautiful film.
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Yeah.. and Greta is just so adorable! Writing is brilliant which is why I'm extremely excited for her upcoming Lady Bird.
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This is a great idea, Elmo! And it's so much fun reading everyone's great lists. But it's absolutely torture trying to choose just ten, lol.

The only thing I know for sure is that it will include Salaam Bombay (1988), Three Colors: Red (1994), Reds (1981), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Lost in Translation (2004), and Silence of the Lambs (1991). I'll post all ten soon and hope I won't change my mind a hundred times in a week.. :)
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Just take your time, I'm re-arranging all the lists so they all have the same patterns, so i've still got some homework to do before it's ready. Not to mention I'm still waiting for some suggestions :)
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Here are mine In no particular order:

1.- I Am A Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)

2.- On The Waterfront (1954)

3.- All About Eve (1950)

4.- Black Swan (2010)

5.- Le Trou (1960)

6.- Inherit the Wind (1960)

7.- Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920)

8.- Jurassic Park (1993)

9.- Children of Men (2006)

10.- Casablanca (1942)

Many others could easily be top 10

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I've been considering for a long time doing something similar to what ElM posted here.

My concept is to export the ratings for all the IMDb Poll Board and IMDb GS Poll Board contributors with public ratings. I would average the ratings and finding the 35 top rated films for the contributors and create a poll.
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That would be amazing! I'm really curious about this Top 35. But it must be a lot of work.
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I should hustle and try to rate more films, then, or at least my favorites. My ratings on IMDb are woefully incomplete. I started a list of my own, on my laptop, somewhere around 2007 and that list in incomplete but it has thousands, as opposed to the hundreds on IMDb. 
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Perhaps it's time to create the list? :)
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Maybe it's an idea if everybody picks an image for their top 10. If you don't receive an image for a list, you can pick one.
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This. is painful, lol, but here goes: 

(In no particular order except the top two are probably my two favorite -- well, maybe, anyway.)

1. Three Colors Trilogy: Red (France, 1994

2. Salaam Bomday! (India, 1988)

3. Reds (US, 1981)

4. To Kill a Mockingbird (US, 1962)

5. Lost in Translation (US 2003)

6, Miller’s Crossing (US, 1990)

7. The Silence of the Lambs (US, 1991)

8. Pulp Fiction (US, 1994)

9. Wonder Boys (US, 2000)

10. Raise the Red Lantern (China, 1991)

John Sayles is quite possibly my favorite director and he's not represented but he could have easily had two on there. Otherwise, I just don't know how I cut some and included others. At least I found out I could probably choose my top 25 without too much grief. :)

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Would anyone like to bet me money that, of the lists submitted so far, mine will get the fewest votes? :)
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First of all, thanks for all the contributions.

Secondly, the list is ready: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls020465132/

There are still some suggestions missing, pbn, dgranger, sir-mauri and Jen (although I know these polls aren't her cup of tea)... anyway, it's still open to new proposals.
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Does anybody here have a 'Flickchart' account? And if so how does your top ten (or twenty) differ from the top ten you listed here?


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Day-before-IMDb's-anniversary bump

(pen, granger, sir mauri, and Jen: it just wouldn't be the same with out you.

And new authors: join us)
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Congratulations ElMaruecan82 on your 401st live poll!
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Hey Dan,

This thread is still marked "Poll Suggestion" even though it's gone live.
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Jen,

Thanks for reporting the oversight. I've update the thread to "Live Poll"
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Sorry I didn't participate Elm - see Bratters photo above to see how I felt about making such choices... :/

Found a few interesting titles to add to the ol' watch list.

There's not one list that's anywhere close to what I would (probably) pick. Here's my list made only of the films from everyone else's lists (in no particular order):

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Commitments
Goodfellas
Pulp Fiction
Fargo
Sexy Beast
The Usual Suspects
The Shawshank Redemption
Casino Royale
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Lost in Translation

Even here I couldn't pick just 10! :(
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