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Mon, Nov 4, 2019 1:08 AM

Live Poll: IMDb Poll Board Users' Top 10 All Time Classic Movies

Intro:

The poll board users have chosen their most beloved all time classic movies. They all have reasons for picking their special candidate from 1960s and earlier. Which user's pick would you agree the most? Tell us about your favorites here.

Rules:

It got to be made in the 1960s or earlier. Only 10 per user. There has to be a reason for picking the personal #1 of every user. Please state why you would your #1 as #1. I'll take your statement 1:1 to the list, except the staff has reasons why I should not take it on the list, or if it's offensive or something like that. Please give me the tt-numbers of the movies to put them on the list.

Link:

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls097362665/

Poll:

https://www.imdb.com/poll/tCR9ErOTg10/

Responses

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1 y ago

Shortened the title to:
IMDb Poll Board Users' Top 10 all Time Classics

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Please clarify your poll's premise by changing "It got to be made in the 1960s or earlier." to reflect 1969 or earlier. To avoid any ambiguity.

I might have to reconfigure my list as I left out movies from 1961 to 1969 in my IMDb advanced search to create this list.

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"I'll take your statement 1:1 to the list," Say that again... please?

1. Casablanca (1942)
2. The Apartment (1960)
3. North by Northwest (1959)
4. Le Million (1931)
5. Elevator to the Gallows (1958)
6. Rome, Open City (1945)
7. Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (1953)
8. How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
9. To Catch a Thief (1955)
10. The Third Man (1949)

A case for Casablanca: Humphrey Bogart has given us, Rick Blaine ... the greatest antihero in cinema.  It's also one of the most delightfully quotable films ever created. What a bittersweet romance with the brilliant chemistry between Humphrey Bogart's Rick and Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa Lund.

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Thank you for being the first to make a suggestion on this. I took your suggestion 1:1 on the list. I hope you're ok with it. :D The idea is that every filmbuddy has a favorite.

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"I took your suggestion 1:1 on the list."
But what does this mean?

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Because I misread the initial text, I did not include movies from 1961 to 1969. This dramatically shifts my list northward of 1961.

1. Casablanca (1942)
2. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
3. The Battle of Algiers (1966)  
4. Z (1969)
5. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)  
6. The Music Man (1962) 
7. The Apartment (1960)
8. North by Northwest (1959)
9. Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (1953) 
10. Ivan's Childhood (1962) 

Same reasoning for my number 1 spot in my original post.

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1:1 means no editing by me. If a poll board member like Dan, Jen or Jessica tells me to correct typos or something like that - that's another point. I would do that.

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1 y ago

1.) Ikiru
2.) 12 Angry Men 
3.) Psycho
4.) Gaslight 
5.) Invasion of the Body Snatchers
6.) Diabolique 
7.) Night of the Living Dead 
8.) Gone with the Wind
9.) Singin' in the Rain
10.) Seven Samurai 

Takashi Shimura gives such an incredible performance, his facial expressions matched with the dreary tone made it impossible not to feel for him. The story is something we can all relate to in some way or another and it is told so well that we are left with a great deal to contemplate after the credits roll.


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1. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
2. Late Spring (1949)
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
4. Psycho (1960)
5. Playtime (1967)
6. Tokyo Story (1953)
7. Rear Window (1954)
8. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
9. M (1931)
10. The Two of Us (1967)

I'll think about the reason for #1.

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Can I switch positions 1 and 2? Here's the text for the new number 1: This film is about the oppositions between family and individual, modernity versus tradition, but most of all, the smiling surface versus the depths of feeling that are mostly hidden from our view. And this is a more powerful source for compassion than emotional outbursts in other movies.

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Switched position #1 & #2 and added your quote to the option. Please check, if it is like you wanted. Thank you for contributing, albstein.

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You only need to change the movie that represents the options :)

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Sorry, albstein. I changed it. :D

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1 y ago

Breumaster,

For your consideration:
  1. Fantasia (1940)
  2. My Fair Lady (1964) 
  3. Fiddler on the Roof (1971) 
  4. Sister Kenny (1946) 
  5. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) 
  6. Casablanca (1942) 
  7. Rear Window (1954) 
  8. The Wizard of Oz (1939) 
  9. It Happened One Night (1934) 
  10. The Song of Bernadette (1943)

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Thank you for the suggestion, Dan. I've put your picks to the list. Do you wanna give a little quote? You can tell all what you feel about 'Fantasia' or maybe something shorter like "Pure magic.", or "Beauftiful fantasies and music", or simply a smiley?

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Breumaster,

Let met think about this.

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If you don't want to quote anything, it's also ok. I just think it yould be fine, if anyone had a word for his/her/divers favorite, to give it more meaning.

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Breumaster,

For your consideration:

Case for Fantasia: How would you visualize classical pieces of music? Fantasia offers great performances of abstract and program major classical pieces of music backed up by the creative vision of hand drawn Disney animation. It is an excellent introduction to classical music.

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Thank you, Dan. I consider you would like to offer the text after the question mark. That makes sense, so I'll put it to the list. Thank you, Dan, for giving your quote to it. It makes your suggestion more complete. :)

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Fiddler On the roof is from 1971.

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1 y ago

Thanks to you all who already gave me your suggestions. I'll put them all to the list. If it needs some time, so thank you for your patience. It's lovely that so many users like to share their favorite classics. There are still many options for further users top ten.

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I've put all suggestions to the list. :D

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1 y ago

 

this is such a great poll...hope you hit the 70’s next...

 

1. metropolis (1927)

2. 2001:a space odyssey (1968)

3. 12 angry men (1957)

4. citizen kane (1957)

5. the five pennies (1959)

6. a day at the races (1937)

7. the hustler (1961)

8. angels with dirty faces (1938)

9. double indemnity (1944)

10. midnight cowboy (1969)


tough decisions all around...great one breu....

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Thank you, rocky! Do you have a link of your profile on IMDb?
A Quote for your #1 fav would be nice. It's your free will if you want to give one. The option would look more complete.

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my pleasure....here's my quote....

'Metropolis' is a brilliant film by Fritz Lang, who uses a futuristic timeline to conveys the underbelly of humanity as cogs in the wheel of society, and the desire for change in strength and beauty....

hope this is kinda what you're looking for....peace breu.... 

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Great! Thank you, rocky! As I promised to keep the quotes 1:1, I'll hold my promise. One question - may I put a link on the title 'Metropolis' to the Metropolis-IMDb-website instead of the ' ' - signs? I if it would be ok to you. If not, it stays 1:1.

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... again thank you for being so positive about this poll. I'm just thinkin of a past 70s poll.

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feel free to link whatever you like....

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Thank you, done. And peace! :D

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hey breu...hate to do this to you (and it was entirely my fault)...i noticed on my quote i accidently added an 's' to the word 'convey'...if you could change that, great...if not...it aint gonna kill anyone...peace always...rocky

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That's no problem. I'll do that. Peace. :D

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Done. ;)

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thanx....

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rocky-o: The after 1970 list is in the making you can look at it here:
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls097400659/
The getsatisfaction-site:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ps-imdb-poll-board-users-top-10-movies-since-1970

I would feel honored to receive your suggestion. :D

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1 y ago

Ooh, how fun!  :D

Let me think...
1. Move Over, Darling
2. Come September
3. The Birds
4. Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
5. Pillow Talk
6. Rear Window
7. Mary Poppins 
8. The Ten Commandments 
9. The Bells of St. Mary's
10. McLintock! 

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Thank you, I'll put your suggestion to the list. Maybe you want to add a quote about your #1 favorite? Please let me know, if I should add a quote. :)

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Sure!
For Move Over, Darling:
A hilarious romantic comedy with a perfect cast, relatable characters, and elements still relevant today.  Special shout out to Chuck Connors' laugh out loud performance.

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Thank you, I've put it to the list by copy and paste. :)

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Thank you; is animation allowed?  If so, I'd like to remove Mary Poppins and put Disney's Sleeping Beauty at #2.

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Sure! Done. I can put to the list what ever you think is reasonable or simply ok. The point is that it's your suggestion and it's a mirror of your movie preferences. So you decide what is ok for your top 10 selection and what is not. I So it's 'Sleeping Beauty' at #7? That's ok, NIA.

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Well, I'd just remembered it last night, and wondered how on earth I could've forgotten such a great film.  So yes, I'd like it at #2, please.  Thank you!

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1 y ago

Changed "pick" to "list" in the intros question.

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Still 26 options to go. Anyone?

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urbanemovies' Classic Movies, Top Pick: Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Quote: "Most of these movies have been my favorite classic movie at one time or another, but Lawrence of Arabia (1962) has probably held the distinction for me the longest. As with most of David Lean's masterpieces, it excels in just about every way one can measure a film and is still as impressive some fifty years later. The almost four hour epic is so well-made, one oddly doesn't want it to ever end."

My Top Ten Favorite Classic Movies (in no particular order)
Top Ten Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Top Ten Cool Hand Luke (1967) 
Top Ten Citizen Kane (1941)
Top Ten It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Top Ten Fort Apache (1948)
Top Ten Captains Courageous (1937)
Top Ten The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Top Ten Seven Samurai (1954)
Top Ten Captains Courageous (1937)
Top Ten Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)


Top Ten Favorite Honorable Mentions (Outside Looking In)
Top Twenty-Five Giant (1956)
Top Twenty-Five Sabrina (1954)
Top Twenty-Five Casablanca (1942)
Top Twenty-Five The Searchers (1956)
Top Twenty-Five Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Top Twenty-Five Run Silent Run Deep (1958)
Top Twenty-Five In Harm's Way (1965)
Top Twenty-Five M (1931)
Top Twenty-Five Gone with the Wind (1939)
Top Twenty-Five North by Northwest (1959)
Top Twenty-Five Ikiru (1952)
Top Twenty-Five Vertigo (1958)
Top Twenty-Five Spartacus (1960)
Top Twenty-Five National Velvet (1944)
Top Twenty-Five The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
(done for my own benefit to ensure the right ten were selected)

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Thank you, urbanemovies. :D
I've put your suggestion to the list except the honorable mentions.
Your #6 and #9 are the same movie. Is that intended by you? If yes, I woud like explain it why picking it twice in your option. Thank you, nice picks! :)

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Yes, it was a mistake. Please replace the #9 slotted title, Captains Courageous (1937) with Goldfinger (1964) in my top ten list of most beloved and personal favorite classic movies.

Also, fix the phrasing of my quote at the the same time.
"Most of these movies have been my favorite classic movie at one time or another, but Lawrence of Arabia (1962) has probably held the distinction for me the longest. As with most of David Lean's masterpieces, it excels in just about every way one can measure a film. The film has aged well, it remains an impressive work, even by modern-day standards, some fifty years later. The almost four hour epic is so well-made, one oddly doesn't want it to ever end."

The top twenty-five listing was more for my sake than yours. I had a hard time leaving these titles outside my top twenty-five personal favorites: Village of the Damned (1960), Sergeant York (1941), I Remember Mama (1948), The Longest Day (1962), Twelve O'Clock High (1949) as well as a few others

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Done. Please check if there is anything I can do about.

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Thanks, please

replace
The film has aged well, it
remains an impressive work, even by modern-day standards, some fifty years later.
with
The film has aged well over the past fifty years; it remains an impressive work, even by modern-day standards.

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urbanemovies:
Done.