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Sat, Jan 4, 2020 5:15 AM

Live Poll: IMDb Poll Board: Users' Top 10 Foreign FIlms

IMDb Poll Board Users' Top 10 Foreign Films
 

A list of IMDB Poll Board members' top ten favorite foreign (non-American) films.

❒ IMDb List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093393116/
❒ IMDb Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/U48iAdaixnk/



- by BONAFIDE BOSS

Responses

Champion

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1 y ago

Wow, was this difficult. #6 - #10 changed films and changed in order so many times: it was a mess, lol. I really like this poll, though, and I enjoyed putting my list together -- & I love so many of the other lists, too. : )

  1. Three Colors: Red (1994, French)
  2. Salaam Bombay!  (1988, Hindi)
  3. Raise the Red Lantern (1991, Chinese: Mandarin)
  4. The 400 Blows (1959, French)
  5. Camille Claudel (1988, French)
  6. Wild Strawberries (1957, Swedish)
  7. Summer 1993 (2017, Spanish)
  8. Farewell, My Concubine (1993, Chinese: Mandarin )
  9. Kedi (2017, Turkish) 
  10. Capernaum (2018, Arabic, Amharic)


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Wait hol' up...

Kedi (2016) is a documentary.

Can you please replace it with a feature film?

Thank you.

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You should be more explicit with rules (written out) if you feel the need to enforce them. 

On the other hand, I'm not sure why this particular rule should be a hard-fought one. It doesn't dilute or pollute the rest of the list with its presence. In fact, the exclusion of documentaries would only limit some people from actually putting a list together in the first place. Their inclusion being so infrequent, can you give us a reason why they shouldn't be included in the first place? Even documentaries get theatrical runs. Kedi was one of them. I saw it in the movie theatre myself. Limiting qualified documentaries to theatrically released films will at least keep out television exclusive projects. That seems to me (and hopefully others) as a reasonable compromise.

Champion

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Oh, I left a short film out because I knew you wanted feature films but this was a documentary feature. Like Stephen, I saw it in a theater. I even have the poster from the theater that still somehow smells like popcorn, lol. I've never not thought of feature documentaries as feature films.

If you don't want to use documentaries, however, you can replace it with My Neighbor Totoro, I guess, (or Amores Perros, Tokyo Story or 8 1/2 - any of these would be fine) but I'd also suggest noting, in the intro (or right below the intro), that only feature length non-documentary films were considered.

If you decide to keep it, I've never seen the title listed as "Cat." I know Kedi means "cat" in Turkish but, even in the States, it was released as 'Kedi' and has 'Kedi' on the North American IMDb. 

One last note: Salaam Bombay! is from 1988, not 2001. 

Thank you for adding my list. : )

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- Replaced Kedi with My Neighbor Totoro.
- Corrected the year of Salaam Bombay!
- Mentioned that only feature films are listed.

Sorry and thank you. :)


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Stephen,

I created this PS 4 months ago; I was new here. I didn't know much about how to post a poll suggestion properly. I was still learning.

We (I and Ruby) had a little conversation regarding this, where I mentioned that I'd like to list feature films only. [ here ]

There are so many non-American (and non-English language) films out there; I thought even ten would be less. Hope y'all understand.

I try to be specific (about rules and other stuff) with my new poll suggestions tho. :)

Champion

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1 y ago

Oh, could you add "Poll" before "Board" in the title and intro?

Thank you! 

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Anyone from the IMDb board can submit their favorites (top 10 films), not just poll authors.



Hope that's okay.

Champion

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The IMDb "Board" would refer to the Board of Directors and distinguishing between official IMDb and IMDb users is important to IMDb so what I meant is to please edit the title and intro: (edits in bold below)

IMDb Poll Board: Top 10 International Films

Here are IMDb poll board members' top ten favorite... 


Thanks. : )

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I see. I've corrected it now. Thanks.

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Nice, thank you. :D

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I think you're lost.

You were supposed to comment here.

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1 y ago

Kôkaku Kidôtai: Ghost in the Shell
Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi: Spirited Away
Mononoke-hime: Princess Mononoke
Oldeuboi: Oldboy
Kimi no na wa. Your Name
Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain: Amelie
Wo hu cang long: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Faa yeung nin wa: In the Mood for Love
La battaglia di Algeri: The Battle for Algiers
Stalker

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1 y ago

Not sure you saw this...
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4306002/?ref_=wl_li_tt
I still can't find the link for #10; will look hard!

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Only feature films are allowed. Sorry.

Here is a link to non-American and non-English language feature films that you've rated. It should help you create your top ten.

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Then I guess I will have to be absent from this sugg; sorry.  The films that made it add up to 10 are all those made for TV German fairy tales.

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1 y ago

Mine
1. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
2. City of God (2002)
3. Parasite (2019)
4. Spirited Away (2001)
5. Roma (2018) 
6. The Lives of Others (2006)
7. Princess Mononoke (1997)
8. 3 Idiots (2009)
9. A Separation (2011)
10. Incendies (2010)

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Champion

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1 y ago

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Thank you!

This is my 50th poll!

This is also my first IMDb-Poll-Board based poll!

Thanks to all champions and other members of this board who helped me with my polls!

Champion

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Congratulations! You must now be up to probably at least 100 polls but, still, 50 is a big one. 'Nice that it was a poll board poll -- and a good poll! : )

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@rubyfruit76

Thank you!

I've crossed 100 polls! (on August 6)

It's been 10+ days, but my 100th poll couldn't even reach 100 votes, Lol.

Here's a list of all my polls: https://bonafidebossimdbpolls.blogspot.com/

Champion

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Bravo! & that''s an impressive list of polls : )

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Thank you! 😊

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1 y ago

Congratulations, Bo. I totally missed this one.
Mine would have been:

01. [link=tt5074352]
Dangal
02. [link=tt4430212]
Drishyam (2015)
03. [link=tt0364569]
Oldboy
04. [link=tt0082096]
Das Boot
05. [link=tt1663321]
Poulet aux prunes
06. [link=tt0047528]
La strada
07. [link=tt0022913]
Freaks
08. [link=tt0041959]
The Third Man
09. [link=tt0317248]
Cidade de Deus
10. [link=tt0079322]
I... comme Icare

Greetz. :D

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Thank you very much, Breumaster!

Your 7th (Freaks) and 8th (The Third Man) pick are an American/English film.

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I would change it with
Cinema Paradiso
tt0095765 :D

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7th - Replaced.

8th - ?

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No, Stop it - Balloon (2018).
tt7125774

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Champion

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8 m ago

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