Live Poll: IMDb Poll Board's First Movies of the Year

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A few days of 2020 have already passed and that means that you've probably saw at least one movie. So did we. Which of those is the best year-starter?..

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093349025/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/a1dAQ7dsXZs/
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Great idea. A film in January 1 is always a great way to start a year.

I had a problem with my Internet during the last and first day of the year, so my first film of the year came from my father DVD collection, it was Joseph L. Mankiewicz The Ghost and Mrs. Muir from 1947.

It was a good film, and it was from one of the years were I have seen less titles so a good choice.

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The Ghost and Mrs. Muir is a wonderful movie. What a great choice when modern tech fails us.
"Watch an old Movie"
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Nikolay, Pencho15's choice made me crank out and old favorite and watch it.

I nominate:

Doctor Zhivago (1965)

It was a great break from binge watching Babylon 5 (1994) (TV Series)
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Ed Jones (XLIX), added, great thanks! 
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Good Evening!
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I am glad my first movie serves as an inspiration, not only when technology fails, it is always a good time to see older films.
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Spies in Disguise, (2019). Seen on the 2nd of January.
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Hi, Nikolay. :D
Mine would be 'Jojo Rabitt' or '1917'. I guess it will be '1917'.
That's a time which is completely lost between all the WWII-movies.
I'm very curios about, even though our history lessons were very good at school.
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Breumaster, would love to hear you clarify which one was the choice! Great idea to start with a war movie as a way to do it differently. 

First feature film I've seen this year is not a usual pick for holiday season (which in Post-Soviet countries takes most halves of December and January at the very least) and while not a war movie, is very close as it deals with French Foreign Legion. Btw, if you haven't seen it, I highly recommend Beau travail (1999). It is certainly a very unusual movie with multiple layers and... Frankly one of the best endings/final shots ever put to film.  

I specifically wanted something beautiful, unusual, bold and meaningful for my first movie of the year. On top of that, I wanted to see this movie ever since noting it from "The Story of Film: An Odyssey" (2011) in... January 2018. 2010's were crazy busy and hectic... 

Then I rewatched Home Alone (1990) as a second one, knowing I started strong. :) 
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Nikolay:
When I suggested, I did think you wanna hear about our first movies in cinema we're about to see. But I've allready seen a few movies this year, before going to cinema.
The first movie I saw this year was 'Toy Story 4', then 'Anna' and then 'Our Idiot Brother', which was the best of those three, I think. ;D
So it's 'Toy Story 4'
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If you asked me, which of them was the best "year starter", I would have said:
'Our Idiot Brother' ;)
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Breumaster, I see now!

Hm. Interesting whether confusion is on my part and intro should be rewritten slightly... When it comes to things like that, I always suspect that my formulation was faulty...  

Also, Toy Story 4 (2019) added. Great thanks! 
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You're welcome. :D
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Nikolay:
Past Scriptum - It was my fault. I didn't have read your issue as simple as it is. My mind was at IMDb, which is the greatest database and also a megaphone for cinema business industries. ;D
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Movies that I watched in 2020 so far and the ratings that I gave:

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018) - 4 (FIRST MOVIE)
Gully Boy (2019) - 8
Rampage (2018) - 4
Tera Intezaar (2017) - 1
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) - 5
Salt (2010) - 7
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Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018) added, great thanks!

I'm slightly jealous in a good way as my counter so far are 4 television episodes and 2 movies. Will be catching up with a mini-marthon or two. Just conducted a list of movies for 2020 and was barely able to narrow it down firstly to 505 or so (430 new contenders, 74 remain from the last year) and then divide the list in three parts: 2019 list catch-up, 365 movies for 2020 (let's see how close I'll get to the number and in terms of completion) and some movies that I'd like to watch at some point, but feel no need to in 2020 so far (but might later). :) 
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The Hateful Eight (rewatch)



No matter how many times I watch it, It's always entertaining. It's a masterpiece.
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BONAFIDE BOSS, added, great thanks! 

I can totally see the appeal of seeing that in the winter. It was snowing extremely when I saw this in theater and it added to experience immensely. :)
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H8ful Eight is actually the only Tarantino film I dislike... :-/
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mihailo.razvigor, I can get that: quite a few people I know called it his worst to date for many reasons and a rehash of his own and other ideas even for his standards of elaborate multiple layer homages. 

I'm kinda in the middle there - I certainly don't consider it his best, but it's a solid and interesting movie with strong ensemble and a superb score. 
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I'm not a fan of Tarantino, his movies are too violent for me. However, I liked Django Unchained (I hate the end,  it is way too violent) and Jackie Brown ( But, I don't like how the character played by Samuel L. Jackson is swearing at the end of each sentence like if they didn't know what do write in the screenplay and they filled the blank with swearing words). 
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cinephile, believe it or not, what is ridiculously gory by mainstream standards is a walk in the park when compared to European arthouse movies and modern horror. 

And despite his sensibilities and influence in bringing b-movie aesthetic in the bigger studio movies, Tarantino is mostly mainstream. :)
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Once Upon a Time in America
 It is hard to choose because I have seen a lot of movies in 2020 XD. Seriously, I bought 45 movies today because of a video store is closing in my city. I didn't watch them all Obviously.

They began their closing sale on December 20, 2019. In total, I have seen: 10  of them, but I had seen some of them before.

For fun, I put them on my DVD and Blu-Ray list which I created today, I made it public to prove that I'm not lying: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093324752/

I'm sad that a ton of Video Stores are closing. Yes, I can buy movies for 1$, but it was the last one in my city :(

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cinephile, added, great thanks! Ashamed to admit, but I haven't seen it myself yet. Rectifying this very year - it's on the list. 

I virtually buy DVD's almost whenever I encounter them which is, indeed a sadly rare occurrence these days... Then again, it's even more of a rarity to find decent VHS tapes. :)
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@Nikolay,



I think you mistakenly set the wrong conversation type.
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Just noticed myself, but thanks for noting! 
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Among others: Hellboy II - The Golden Army - with Ron Perman (the BEST Hellboy)https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0411477/
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Gitte Løyche, great thanks, added! 
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I watched Silver Linings Playbook on the 1st.
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Peter, added, great thanks! 
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once upon a time in Hollywood 

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First movie of the year, in the middle of watching 'Grave Encounters' from 2011 (don't ask why).  Not the best year starter, lol... great idea just wish I had something better to contribute!  :D
I find myself watching fewer and fewer movies recently because I feel like I've seen all the good stuff!
If I have a better pick, I'll let you know.  :)
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NarniaisAwesome, added! Great thanks! 

I have the opposite when it comes to movies: I always feel like I missed too much good stuff. :)
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Zombieland: Double Tap was my first film of 2020.
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mihailo.razvigor, great thanks! Added!
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Great, i'm already on the list :D :D
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Mary Poppins (1964)

And please add the question in the list.
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Jessica, great thanks! Added! Additionally, thanks for correction: don't know how that question eluded the poll intro... 
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Richard Jewell
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First movie I saw, on January 2nd, was Mother! (2017).
In my poll ‘Most Underrated Movie of the 2010s’ this movie topped the list. So I was very curious. The more I think about this movie, the better it gets, 8/10.
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Hoekkie, added it to the list! Great thanks!
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The TW2O P2OPES 
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[My brain tried to read "tw2o" and failed]
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The first movie I've seen this year was Waves (2019). (And it's amazing!)

On your list, please add an apostrophe before the "s" in "Board's."

I love the intro, btw, and it's a cool list of some really good films. : )
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Also, in the intro:

you've probably saw --> you've probably seen
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rubyfruit76, great thanks for FYC (added!) and correction.

Peter, great thanks for correction, as well.   
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Nikolay,

I have TCM on most of the time, so I really do not remember the first first I saw during 2020. However, Ender's Game (2013) is the first relatively new film I saw during 2020 that I had not seen before.
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My cable package no longer comes with TCM and I feel like I'm going through withdrawal, lol. 
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Ruby,

I would be hard pressed to go a day without TCM. My condolences.
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Keep in mind when HBO Max starts streaming, they will be streaming all (as far as I understand) TCM movies.
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Dan Dassow, great thanks, added! 
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Sorry for a slight absence for quite some time (a day? seemed more...), everyone. I guess "a few days" in intro will still be okay for most of the January?..
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Nice, poll, Nikolay. :D Congratulations. :D
Voted for 'Mother!'
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Peter, yay! Thanks! 
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Congrats!   I actually voted for Ghost and Mrs. Muir... the one I'd want to see instead of Grave Encounters.  :/
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By the way, Nikolay, I happened to see Beau travail a few days ago. I think your mention of it here helped me soldier on to the cinema where it was playing even though it was raining.

I also wanted to see it because of its high ranking in the BBC poll I referenced here:
https://www.imdb.com/poll/kl4EOVGoFos/
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Peter, great to know! I'm sure it was a great movie to see on a big screen!
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Congrats from me too!
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Ed Jones (XLIX), great thanks!
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