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Thu, Nov 7, 2019 1:34 AM

Live Poll: IMDb Poll Board Users' Top 10 Movies Since 1970

Intro:

The poll board users have chosen their most beloved movies since 1970. They all have reasons for picking their special candidate of the new movie era. Which the user's list would you agree the most? Tell us about your favorites here. Please also try Part I.

Rules:

Same as the before 1970s part. Different users may take the same #1 movie, if they want.

List:

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls097400659/

Poll:

https://www.imdb.com/poll/f96KvqA0RE8/

Responses

1.1K Messages

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26.6K Points

1 y ago

Can you add a link to first poll? I can’t remember that one. Don’t know if I contribute to that poll.
My top 10 will be:
1. The Machinist
2. Commando
3. Taxi Driver
4. About Schmidt
5. Joker
6. The Warriors
7. Risky Business
8. Back to the future
9. Memento
10. Westworld

5.1K Messages

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122K Points

I saw you found it by yourself. Thank you for your picks. Would you like to add a quote for your #1 (Reason:) ? You don't have to, if you don't want to. But it would make your suggestion more complete.

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Yes I found the list, I thought you meant an older poll. I will think about a description.

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About Machinist:
You don’t know what you are watching until the film is finished. Then all pieces fall into place, just like Trevor Reznik, Christian Bale in the performance of his life, and you see what for masterpiece this movie is.

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122K Points

Hoekkie:
Very nice, thank you.

207 Messages

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9.6K Points

1 y ago

1_Spirited Away(2001)
2_Nashville(1975)
3_Wall E(2008)
4_Raging Bull(1980)
5_The Player(1992)
6_Your Name(2016)
7_Ghost in the Shell(1995)
8_My Neighbor Totoro(1988)
9_Akira(1988)
10_Fargo(1996)

5.1K Messages

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122K Points

Dracko: I'll put it on the list. Do you got any line for your #1 I could write to the list (Reason:) ?

5.1K Messages

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122K Points

Done. :D

207 Messages

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9.6K Points

"Hayao Miyazaki created a masterpiece of animation, and this type of films is what makes Japanese animation always above the American, this is a mature, complex and deep animation, Miyazaki's work is almost perfect, the history is surreal and fantastic and has a beauty that only this movie could have"
This top could easily be made of Miyazaki movies, however I gave other great filmmakers a chance

207 Messages

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9.6K Points

You forgot to add my line on Spirited Away, if it is not a problem for you I would also like to change A Prophet (2009) instead of Raging Bull, thanks

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Alternative top:
1_Once Upon a Time in America(1984)
2_Blood Simple(1984)
3_Princess Mononoke(1997)
4_Adaptation(2002)
5_Magnolia(1999)
6_Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind(1984)
7_Memories of Murder(2003)
8_The Last Temptation of Christ(1988)
9_The Long Goodbye(1973)
10_3 Women(1977)
Some movies that also deserved to be on my top
The Godfather(1972)
Contact(1997)
In the Mood for Love
Mystery Train(1989)
Ratatouille(2007)
No Country for Old Men(2007)
Howl Moving Castle(2004)
Mary and Max(2009)
The Iron Giant(1999)
Castle in the Sky(1986)
The Wind Rises(2013)
Being John Malkovich(1998)
Being There(1979)

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Dracko:
Sorry for that. I added your reason and changed your #4 ('Raging Bull') to 'Un prophète ' ('A Prophet').

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122K Points

1 y ago

*bump*

701 Messages

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24.3K Points

1 y ago

my reasoning for Brazil as my #1: It's an amazing fantasy story with incredible visuals and great performances, especially Robert Dinero's cameo as the blackmarket fugitive heating repairman. It's the story of a everyman who is happy in his anonymity who finds himself chasing the girl of his dreams, literally, through the world of an oppressive government that controls everything and tries to control everyone. It holds up well after 30 years and stands the test of time.

5.1K Messages

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122K Points

riverotter:
Thank you, I've put it to the list.

Champion

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2.9K Messages

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78.9K Points

1 y ago

1.- Black Swan (2010)

Visually stunning and with a powerful lead actress, it is a movie that shows three stories in one. The descent of a dancer into madness, the rivalry in a ballett for the main role and the story of Swan Lake.

2.- The Dark Knight (2008)
3.- Children of Men (2006)
4.- Jurassic Park (1993)
5.- Toy Story 3 (2010)
6.- Das Leben der Anderen (2006)
7.- El secreto de sus ojos (2009) 
8.- Whiplash (2014)
9.- Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
10.- The Mission (1986)

5.1K Messages

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122K Points

Thank you Pencho. I've put your suggestion to the list.

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70.1K Points

1 y ago

I could have made this list 10 animated feature films. That would have been easier to pull together afterall, I've rated 3155 films from 1970 to present. The following list is from hunting and pecking from those rated 10/10. And that still was a herculean task where I'm sure I missed who knows what. AS it stands? This is a bastardized top ten list from my previous ranking I deleted a couple of years ago in order to motivate myself into creating a new top 100 list.

1. Princess Mononoke (1997)
2. Spirited Away (2001)
3. Ghost in the Shell (1995)
4. Children of Men (2006)
5. Sideways (2004)
6. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
7. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
8. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
9. Chinatown (1974)
10. Sicario (2015)

Hayao Miyazaki's visually striking masterwork is even more powerful in this environmental and political climate. Civilization and nature at war with each other.






864 Messages

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26.5K Points

Very close to adding Spirited Away and Children of Men myself.

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Stephen Atwood:
I hope, youl'll cope with it. I won't change the poll design now, since so many users agreed the form of it. Thank you anyway for suggesting. I put it to the list as you wish. :D

2.7K Messages

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70.1K Points

I'm fine with that. I was just lamenting my own ... laziness.

1.4K Messages

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51K Points

1 y ago


hey breu....

here’s is a list for the 70’s and beyond...(excluding documentaries and tv movies)...

 

1...chinese coffee (2000)

2...all the president’s men (1976)

3...the commitments (1991)

4...the paper (1994)

5...the rocky horror picture show (1975)

6...network (1976)

7...the red violin (1998)

8...short cuts (1993)

9...bird (1988)

10...zelig (1983)

 

honorable mentions from the 70’s...

all that jazz (1979)...the conversation (1974)...papillon (1973)

dog day afternoon (1975)...the china syndrome (1979)

and justice for all (1979)...chinatown (1974)...capricorn one (1978)

equus (1977)...the taking of pelham one two three (1974)

phantom of the paradise (1974)...and so many more...


quote... ”Chinese Coffee” stars Jerry Orbach and Al Pacino and features writing that is crisp, raw, and real... The emotions are endless as Pacino’s character writes a new novel, while Orbach’s character struggles on with his photography... Jealousy and desire fill the screen with two actors who portray these characters with honesty and trust...  The movie is filmed in a low-rent style, perfect for an arthouse showing, as well as bringing their New York into a truthful existence... 

peace always...
rocky

5.1K Messages

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122K Points

Peace, rocky! :D Your suggestion is added to list. Thank you for contributing. :D

177 Messages

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8.1K Points

1 y ago

1 - Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
2 - Das Boot
3 - Apocalypse Now
4 - The Godfather (I consider 1 & 2 a single film, they complement each other)
5 - Reservoir Dogs
6 - Alien
7 - Fight Club
8 - Evil Dead
9 - Unforgiven
10 - Blade Runner

titles I had to leave out, but feel that I must mention anyway:

Amadeus
Smoke
JFK
The Sting
Machan
Come And See
Goodfellas
Silence Of The Lambs
Schindler's List
Jeremiah Johnson
Rocky
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Letter To America
Pulp Fiction
Spirited Away
Catch 22 (this is from 1970, so perhaps belongs to the other list)
Apartment Zero
The Commitments
Kelly's Heroes
Birdman
The Killing of A Chinese Bookie
The Blues Brothers
The Conversation
Jaws
Before The Rain
Do The Right Thing
Terminator 2
Day Of The Dead (1985)
Papillon
The French Connection
Raiders of The Lost Ark
The Thief
Raising Arizona


These are also among my favorite films, but the ones I listed are of course better. (I think I just wrote down pretty much all of my post-1970 favorites)

I consider Das Boot as the best film ever made, but I put it at number two and put my favorite at the no.1 spot. I guess that was the point of this poll, wasn't it, to name our favorite movies as opposed to best movies?

The reason I chose Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels as my favorite film is very simple: it's the most fun I ever had watching a film. It has perfect photography, perfect editing (never, ever slowing down or going so fast that you miss the story) looks extremely slick, has perhaps the best and most quotable dialogue I heard in a comedy, Guy Ritchie used music as well as Tarantino, perhaps even better, almost like a character in the film. And although the plot is extremely intricate, you have no trouble following it. At least I didn't.

(I didn't include Shawshank. I rated it 10 on imdb and wrote a short, praising review, but like I said on my review, I consider it a very beautiful film, but not a truly great film. But I admit I must have watched it 40 times, and know almost all the lines by heart)

5.1K Messages

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122K Points

Thank you for suggesting. I've put your suggestion to the list. :D
Just check, if the release dates fit. Many productions had reboots in later times. I've taken the most widely known (think so) popular picks.

177 Messages

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8.1K Points

Thanks. I just noticed, Das Boot is not the 2018 version, it's the 1981 version. No big deal, just saying.

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Ardan:
Sorry, my friend. After this poll suggestion is resurrected, I checked some things again and saw that mistake with 'Das Boot' (1981/2018). I've put in the 1981 version for you. I hope I got it right, now. ;)

13 Messages

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820 Points

1 y ago

1_Into the Wild

2_The Departed

3_Soylent Green

4_The Shining

5_American Psycho

6_Fight Club

7_Zodiac

8_V for Vendetta

9_Titanic

10_Scarface


About Into the Wild:

It has a fascinating story that caught me from the beginning and changed my way of seeing life, the last phrase that Christopher writes in his wood is one of the quotes that has most marked my life, I learned to appreciate small pleasures of life, the kindness of people and it's still an incredibly directed and interpretated movie.


IMDb account: https://www.imdb.com/user/ur107361970...

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Welcome Cobain_L5. :D
I've put your suggestion to the list. That's an interesting top 10, you gave me.
Thank you for suggesting.

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*bump*

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*bump*

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*bump*

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123.8K Points

Breu, please replace Nacho Libre with A Very Brady Sequel.  Thanks.  :)

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122K Points

Done. :D

13 Messages

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820 Points

Thanks, however I want to make a brief arrangement on my top; instead of American Psycho I would like to place Goodfellas.

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122K Points

Sorry for reacting so late, Cobain_L5.
I've put 'Goodfellas' on your option, instead of 'American Psycho'. :D

285 Messages

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7.8K Points

1 y ago

1. Taxi Driver (1976)
2. Network (1976)
3. Stalker (1979)
4. Trainspotting (1996)
5. Stand by Me (1986)
6. Mulholland Dr. (2001)
7. Platoon (1986)
8. Fight Club (1999)
9. Paris, Texas (1984)
10. The Lives of Others (2006)

5.1K Messages

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Migjen Toska:
Hi, I'll do. Do you have something for the reason-line for your #1? It would make your list more complete. Please look at the list and you'll understand. Thank you for your picks. Please give me some time, I gotta do some other things before and have to go to works. Maybe it's on the list in about 12 hours. Thank you for contributing. :D

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Migjen Toska:
I've put your option to the list. It would be nice if you had 1 or two sentences to tell why 'Taxi Driver' is your #1. Thank you for taking part on the list. :D