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Poll Suggestion: Movies Based on Songs (IMDb Poll Board)

The members of the IMDb poll board came up with movie plots based on or inspired by song lyrics. Whether or not you've heard the song, which of these potential movies sounds the most interesting? 

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls091239529/


Please give me a

Title - can be the title of the song or something else you come up with
Genre - can be more than one
Plot - keep it short, max three sentences


*The name of the song and artist/band
*An image, if possible

Note:

- the story can be loosely or fully based on the lyrics

- the song should not be from a concept album

- the song can be based on a true story (lyricist's personal experience), but not a well known historical event

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I'll bite.

SONG: Home By The Sea (1983)

BAND: Genesis

ELEVATOR PITCH/PLOT:

Setting: The 80's. Our antihero/protagonist breaks into a gothic mansion on the coast to burgle art, jewelry, whatever valuable. She gets trapped in this haunted house by supernatural forces and needs to escape in order to survive.

IMAGE: Gothic mansion

I've been sitting on this idea for literal decades since I owned this album as a twee preteen. Gendered swapped from my original idea. Just because. Loosely based on the very vague lyrics.

Never established what country - could be Maine? Could be the UK? Could be Nova Scotia or Western Canada?

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@Tsarstepan​ 

Awesome! :)

What genre would you choose for this movie?

And is the title of the movie the same as the song?

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Yes to the title. Maybe horror and suspense?

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11 months ago

I love this idea! I've often thought up movie scenes while listening to songs and a few short films so I guess I'm ready to make the move to a feature film, lol. I'll give it some thought and respond as soon as I've got something half decent. So many songs, so many possibilities; this will be fun. : )

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@rubyfruit76​ 

Thank you, Sara. I also really like this idea. :)

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10 months ago

@Jessica ,

For your consideration:

Title - Mission Statement

Genre - Drama, Comedy
Plot - This is the behind the scenes look at a creative business that develops mission statements for companies. Think of this as a modern day Mad Men, but one that reflects current day sensibilities.


*"Weird Al" Yankovic - Mission Statement (Official 4K Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyV_UG60dD4
* https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8347324/mediaviewer/rm797932288

'Weird Al' Yankovic: Mission Statement (2014)

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@dan_dassow​ 

Added. Thanks, Dan. :)

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@Jessica​ ,

Thanks.

By the way, this is a fun idea. I hope it gets a lot of suggestions.

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@dan_dassow​ 

Thanks, Dan.

I added another movie and might add more if there aren't enough options. For now, I removed the limit on suggestions per user. 

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@Jessica 

Stand by Me is a 1986 American adult drama film directed by Rob Reiner. Based on the 1982 novel The Body by Stephen King, with the title taken from the song of the same name by Ben E. King, Stand By Me.

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@khadafimahfud8​ 

Thanks, but this poll is about coming up with a movie plot based on a song. It can't be an existing movie.

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Just a few examples of existing movies that are based on songs. My idea is that we come up with "new" movies based on songs.

The Indian Runner (1991) is based on "Highway Patrolman" by Bruce Springsteen

Factory Girl (2006) is based on "Factory Girl" by The Rolling Stones

Nine to Five (1980) is based on "9-5" by Dolly Parton