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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

845 Messages

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34.3K Points

1 y ago

Hi Breu, my classic movies are these:

1_[link=tt0021749] City Lights
2_[link=tt0062622] 2001: A Space Odyssey
3_[link=tt0050976] The Seventh Seal
4_[link=tt0042804] Los Olvidados
5_[link=tt0038650] It's a Wonderful Lif
6_[link=tt0023427] Scarface
7_[link=tt0061512] Cool Hand Luke
8_[link=tt0038787] Notorius
9_[link=tt0042876] Rashomon
10_[link= tt0064100] Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

"City Lights has the most beautiful romantic history of cinema"
By the way, a great idea

5.1K Messages

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122K Points

Nice to see you suggesting! :D
Good picks!

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122K Points

Did you mean "story" or in deed "history"? Thank you for the praise. :)

845 Messages

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34.3K Points

Sorry, "Story"

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122K Points

Ok, Joe. I'll change it. :D

845 Messages

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34.3K Points

Breu, I have a small suggestion for your list, instead of "Quote" it would be more accurate to use "Reason" since I think that line is the justification for choosing such a film in the first place of ten, if you disagree I will understand.

5.1K Messages

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122K Points

1 y ago

I would like to reach at least 12 options. Free options: 23

177 Messages

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8.1K Points

1 y ago

Off the top of my head:

1 - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
2 - 12 Angry Men
3 - Army Of Shadows (Melville)
4 - Seven Samurai
5 - Midnight Cowboy
6 - Citizen Kane
7 - Once Upon a Time In The West
8 - Der Letzte Mann
9 - On The Waterfront
10 - Chaplin (anything by him, really)

These wonderful films I had to leave out, I hope they forgive me:

The Secret of Santa Vittoria
Le Samourai
Requiem For A Heavyweight
Brute Force
Metropolis
Anything by Buster Keaton, Hitchcock, Sam Fuller, Tati
Cool Hand Luke
The Third Man
Frankenstein
The League Of Gentlemen
Singing in The Rain
Damn The Defiant
Freaks
Ikiru
Sanjuro

and many others.

I don't consider The Good, The Bad & The Ugly as the best film ever, but for me it's certainly the most beautiful-looking film ever. Every frame is a joy (what most people feel for Lawrence Of Arabia, I feel for The Good, The Bad & The Ugly) but what appeals to me most is the universal theme. Even though there's a war going around them, these three men are only concerned about one thing: gold. In other words, themselves.

I also like the fact that (despite the stereotyping title) all three main characters are far from stereotypes: The Good is not that good, he doesn't mind doing business with criminals, or leaving a man tied up in the desert and stealing from him. The Bad isn't that bad: he gives the wounded, battle-weary soldier his own much needed drink. And The Ugly isn't that ugly at all, he has a human side: he loves his brother, and is ashamed to admit to Blondie that they had a fight. Add that to the best musical score of all times, and you've got an endlessly enjoyable masterpiece.

5.1K Messages

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122K Points

Thank you for contributing. This poll suggestion is about your favorite Top 10 Classical Movies. So they should be your favorite movies. Please think over. You're free to give your Top 10. That can also be turkish movies. or Indian, whatever. If your list reflects your mind of being the best ten classical movies, so why not state it like that? For other movies, there is the movie list for movies since 1970.
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls097400659/

5.1K Messages

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122K Points

May I ask you to shorten the quote a little?

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One more thing: Chaplin as a place on your list, ok. But I need a specified movie that stands for all chaplin movies. Which movie of Chaplin would you pick for an exemplary presentation? Or should it be a complete Chaplin list? Also ok, but its limitated to ten.

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122K Points

1 y ago

Everyone who wants to change the word "Quote" to "Reason": Please hit the like Button on this reply!

4.4K Messages

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123.8K Points

Yep.  ;)

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122K Points

Ok, so I do. :D

177 Messages

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8.1K Points

1 y ago

Well, they are my favorite movies actually, at least from that era. I actually hate "best movies" lists, what's best in a work of art is subjective, it's immeasurable. So I prefer "favorite" lists.

If you want a definite title by Chaplin, ok.

1 - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
2 - 12 Angry Men
3 - Army Of Shadows (Melville)
4 - Seven Samurai
5 - Midnight Cowboy
6 - Citizen Kane
7 - Once Upon a Time In The West
8 - Der Letzte Mann
9 - On The Waterfront
10 - The Gold Rush

And a shorter explanation for my no.1 pick:

I don't consider The Good, The Bad & The Ugly as the best film ever, but for me it's certainly the most beautiful-looking film ever, therefore my favorite from the pre-1970 era. What also appeals to me is the universal theme. Even though there's a war going around them, these three men are only concerned about one thing: gold. In other words, themselves. I also like the fact that (despite the stereotyping title) all three main characters are far from stereotypes. Add that to the best musical score of all times, and you've got an endlessly enjoyable masterpiece.

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Thank you very much. That's kind of you. I'll put in the new Quote (Reason) and Goldrush

701 Messages

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24.3K Points

1 y ago

my list:
  1. Paths of Glory
  2. The Searchers
  3. All Quiet on the Western Front
  4. he Bridge on the River Kwai
  5. Animal Crackers
  6. The Magnificent Seven
  7. Citizen Kane
  8. Going My Way
  9. The Grapes of Wrath
  10. Lawrence of Arabia


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122K Points

Thank you, otter. I'll put your suggestion to the list. :D

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122K Points

Any reason for your #1?

701 Messages

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24.3K Points

It's brilliantly acted by Douglass, Menjou, and Macready. It's a gripping story, beautifully told and shot by Stanley Kubrick. The ending scene is very moving and poignant and shows the sorrow and pain of war. 

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122K Points

riverotter:
Thank you, done. :D

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26.6K Points

1 y ago

1. Bicycle Thieves
2. The Bridge On the river Kwai
3. The best years of our lives
4. Brief Encounter
5. Destry Rides Again
6. The Day the earth stood still
7. The General
8. The Cabinet of dr. Caligari
9. Sunset Boulevard
10. High Noon

You asked for classic movies so I left out the spaghetti westerns. Or do you want my personal top 10? Then I will change the list.

1.1K Messages

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26.6K Points

Then my list would be:
1. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
2. Bicycle Thieves
3. The Bridge On the river Kwai
4. The best years of our lives
5. Brief Encounter
6. For a Few Dollars More
7. Destry Rides Again
8. The Day the earth stood still
9. Day of Anger
10. Death Rides a Horse

5.1K Messages

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Hoekki:
Thank you. As mihailo noticed, on this list there are only movies allowed that are produced before 1970. Would you like to add a quote why you picked this movie for #1? (Reason:). It would complete your suggestion. But you don't have to, if you don't want. I've put your suggestion to the list. :D

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Because The Good, the bad and the ugly is at #1 at other lists, maybe you can place Bicycle Thieves at #1 in my list. My Quote:
This movie is about a bike that’s stolen. That’s it, nothing more. I love the simplicity of this story. It’s a very realistic and touching movie.

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Hoekkie:
That's ok by me. Done. :D But for me it's not bad, if other users want 'the Good, The Bad & The Ugly' at first place. I changed it. :D Thank you for the Reaso line. :D

207 Messages

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9.6K Points

1 y ago

1_Seven Samurais(1954)
2_Greed(1924)
3_Bambi(1942)
4_Fantasia(1940)
5_Citizen Kane(1941)
6_Spartacus(1960)
7_Ben-Hur(1959)
8_Playtime(1967)
9_The Trouble with Harry(1955)
10_Dumbo(1941)

5.1K Messages

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122K Points

Dracko:
Thank you for suggesting. I'll put them to the list. Is there a Quote I should put in for your #1 (Reason:)? It would make your suggestion more complete. But you don't have to give a quote if you don't want to.

207 Messages

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9.6K Points

Let me think of something

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Dracko:
Do you have an idea for your #1 pick?
Would be nice if you could put it here. :)
If not, that it's ok, too.

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122K Points

1 y ago

*bump*

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122K Points

*bump*

Champion

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6.6K Messages

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182.2K Points

1 y ago

is the only inclusion criteria that the film was made before 1970? 

5.1K Messages

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122K Points

You can pick whatever you want before 1970. :)
I got the flu at the moment. So I'm not so often online.

1.4K Messages

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51K Points

feel better breu....

5.1K Messages

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122K Points

Thank you, rocky.

Champion

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6.6K Messages

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182.2K Points

Ah, I hope you feel better soon, Breu. : )