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PS: IMDb Poll Board Movies That Promotes Understanding

Please contribute by picking your movie that promotes understanding!

I like to add a short motivation about your pick, so please explain your pick in 2 or 3 lines.

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From 1945 until 1963 there was a Golden Globe category for 'Best Film Promoting International Understanding'. You can see the winners HERE. In these troubled times it's very important that we show national and international understanding so that we can unite. So maybe we need a come back of this award category.

The IMBd poll board members have chosen important movies that show understanding. Which movie do you think does the best job of promoting understanding.

My list: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls084202022/

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6 m ago

I'll think about this one for a bit.

I need to get off my lazy tuchas and get some steps in today and right now is that time.

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To be honest, I was thrown for a bit of a loop when I saw 2019's morally contentious, Joker already on the list. If it's there as ... understanding mental illness, that seems like a stretch.

Can you elucidate what you mean by "important movies that show understanding" and write it out in the list?

From this somewhat random shortlist:

The Breadwinner (2017)
A Silent Voice: The Movie (2016)

The Visitor (I) (2007)

I guess A Silent Voice would be my choice.

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Thanks for your contribution! A Silent Voice is on the list.

Joker is my pick for now, but I have to think about other options. Joker is not because of the illness. It's because Batman was always the hero and Joker always the bad guy. In this movie you don't see Joker as the bad guy any more. Now you know what he is been through you can understand him.

I can't explain "important movies that show understanding". If a movie promote understanding, than that's an important movie I think. Because hopefully it make people think about their attitude and their actions. That's why I added the word 'important'. 

I think it's up to the contributors to pick the movie they think is important about this subject. So it will be great to have 1 or 2 lines with a motivation of their pick. 

Can you give me 1 or 2 lines about your choice?

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6 m ago

Please correct:

IMDb Poll Board Movies That Promote Understanding

The IMDb poll board members have chosen important movies that show understanding. Which movie do you think does the best job of promoting understanding?

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@Jessica Thanks, I corrected the typos.

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6 m ago

If you are ok with documentaries then "March of the Penguins" - such an outstanding movie showing a different side of Penguins and Antarctica.

Otherwise, "Farewell, My Concubine' - another great one, showing Chinese culture.

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@Brijesh Thanks! Added. 

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Can I choose more, please?

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Thanks for your pick! Can you give me 1 or 2 lines why you choose Birdman? Than I will add that in the list.

You can pick 1 more.

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4 m ago

coincidentally, I am watching it now

Enemy Mine

w petersen

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@mariojacobs Thanks!

we you are finished watching, can you give me a short motivation about your pick

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A human and an alien soldier become stranded together on an inhospitable planet and must overcome their mutual distrust in order to cooperate and survive.

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Thanks, Added.

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4 m ago

Capernaum (2018) - It's a beautiful heartbreaking movie that made me understand the struggles of refugees, the lifestyle of those living in the slums of Lebanon, and how lucky I am to get food on the table and a place to sleep.

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Thanks, added. Very good motivation.

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4 m ago

FYC Remember the Titans

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@riverotter Thank you!

Do you have a short motivation about your pick. Maybe 1 or 2 lines to add with your choice.

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5 d ago

Mine would probably be The Florida Project:

This exquisite film promotes understanding of the experience of poverty, subjugation of women, and child abuse and neglect, and how these issues are deeply connected. It does so in such a personal, poignant, and so often enjoyable way, however, that it doesn't ever feel preachy or academic. You'll fall in love with a little girl and be so enchanted by the innocence and humor of childhood that you won't even notice that you're becoming a better person. 

(Wonderful idea for a poll, Hoekkie!)

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Pft! The mother's behavior made the movie almost unbearable to watch.

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1 d ago

Schindler's List !

Because when you safe even just only one life, you safe the whole world.

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