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Tue, Apr 13, 2021 10:36 PM

Live Poll: A Half Century of Dramatic Sci-Fi

From large franchises like Star Wars to highly popular standalone films such as Christopher Nolan's Inception and Tenet, and of course the many, ubiquitous DC & Marvel inspired cinematic releases, the Science Fiction genre has largely been dominated by high-octane Action Thrillers.

In this poll, you get to show your love for some of the past half-century's most popular more sedate, dramatic Sci-Fi films.

Which of these titles is your personal favorite?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls089081969/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/1UWEoF96Xbg/

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tasmalina

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Inclusion criteria (I did not list them in the description for the sake of brevity):

1. Feature Films released between 1/1/1970 & 12/31/2019.

2. Must be tagged as belonging to both the Sci-Fi & Drama genres on IMDb.

3. May not be tagged as belonging to any of the fol. genres on IMDb: Action, Comedy, Animation, Documentary.

4. Minimum 7.0 rating for titles with 200,000+ votes; 7.5 rating for titles with 100,000 - 200,000 votes. 

tasmalina

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Patience is a virtue 😀

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24 d ago

E.T. ?

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@mariojacobs 

For whatever reason, E.T. is not associated with the "Drama" genre, although it absolutely should be.

I have added it to the list.

I would appreciate if you or someone more familiar with these things can submit a genre update. Regardless, the film's inclusion stands.

Thank you.

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You must be an IMdb Pro user, I reckon...

tasmalina

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No, I am very new to IMDb and Spinklr & don't have a Pro account.

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I submitted a genre update, never done it before, let see if it will be approved...

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There are not many SciFi movies, which are so clearly more than 50% drama & comedy like E.T.

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Well, I tried it...

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Maybe they take the term drama in a more serious way. It's tagged with genre "family", which can be dramatic, too. All I can imagine is that maybe they don't tag the term "drama" to younger audiences by causes of youth protection. It might be a law thing. But that's just speculative from me.

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My Girl was very very sad.

I grew up watching Chucky & Freddy although I should not have been, but this film was much more distressing.

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@mariojacobs 

Thanks for trying.

Unless there are any objections from the poll board, I'm making an 'executive decision' & choosing to include E.T. anyway. The film fits my 'vision' for this poll.

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@mariojacobs 

Mario, thank you for clearing up. So my supposing about the genre drama was wrong. ;)

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20 d ago

The Prestige.

Very Hon Mention: Gattaca

Hon Mentions: Ex Machina, Cube

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5 d ago

Good poll with a well written intro! : )

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5 d ago

My Vote:

The Prestige

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2 d ago

Congratulations, tasmalina!

A Half Century of Dramatic Sci-Fi

Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/1UWEoF96Xbg/

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@dan_dassow 

Thanks!