P.S.: IMDb Poll Board Users Top Three Wishes for the Top 250 Movies List

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Intro:

I guess every cineaste has some movies he or she would wish to be in the IMDb top 250 list, but they're not. This time the IMDb poll board users present their three wishes with a little explanation of each wish. With which of these user lists would you agree the most? Please tell your wishes here

Rules:

If you suggest, please add a little explanation to every pick that explains why you think it should be on the top 250 list of IMDb. Maybe an expansion to 5 picks will be considered, if the usership wants that. The explanation of each pick should be only one sentence, better not more than 2 lines long. Only movies rated 7/10+

Link:

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls091103531/

Poll:

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My top 3 (I'm assuming they're not in the 250 because mine never are, if they are let me know):
1. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: An amazing film that has perfected every element of the tale.
2. Rampage (2018): Such an exciting and cool action/monster movie with all the right stuff.
3. Last Action Hero: A fun spoof of the action genre with likable characters and a great cast.
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NIA:
Thank you, your suggestion is on the list.
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1. The Machinist (2004)
This movie and the performance of Christian Bale is very underrated in my opinion. I can’t believe it didn’t received any important nominations.
2. About Schmidt (2002)
Great comedy/drama film with real life situations and the quest for the meaning of life.
3. The Warriors (1979)
A cult classic with a great style, a great soundtrack and a great journey through New York City.
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Hoekkie:
Thank you, I've put your suggestion to the list.
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3. The Warriors (1979)
A cult classic with a great style, a great soundtrack and a great journey through New York City.
Great pick!
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Thanks! Nice GIF!
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1-The Interview (1998)
I like the colors used to set the ambiance and the tone of the movie, the two principal actors are very good, the plot twist is excellent.
2-Dunkirk (2017)
I liked a lot this movie because you can see a fell a human without liberty but this man can see his liberty near him. Christopher Nolan made this movie a great accomplishment. he did a movie with almost no script in which characters almost don't speak. They speak with their physical expression. I think that is very ambitious to do a movie of a Britain story that Americans never heard about and make it a BlockBuster. Rare are the movies that show a story of a defeat, but defeats are as important as glory.
3- Awakenings (1990)
One of the most touching and tear-jerking movies ever, At first, I couldn't even believe that it was based on a true story.




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The Interview is probably with Dune the most underrated movies, I don't believe that it has only 6000 views!!! You can see it on Netflix it is a must-watch!!!
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Honorable mention to Nightcrawler and Nocturn Animals
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Thank you for mentioning 'The Interview'. I guess I gotta see it sometimes.
And thank you for contributing your top 3 wisches, cinephile. As I wrote above, I want to keep the text as short as can for the option to not overload them with text. So I shortened your text on 'Dunkirk' a little. If you have better words, I can correct that again. The goal at this time is to make it more readable to the voters, because this time there are three texts in one option. ;)
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Children of Men (2006) - it's an emotional experience of epic proportions, and a filmmaker's wet dream.

Song of the Sea (2014) - an animated film full of heart, and so beautiful to look at, that you could take a screenshot of any scene, print it, frame it, and hook it to a wall for people to marvel at.

Clue (1985) - a perfect blend of various genres of comedy (wordplay, slapstick, improvisation, black comedy, etc.), all wrapped up in an engaging murder mystery.
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Mihailo:
Very good picks! Thank you. I've put your suggestion to the list. :D
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Just a few things...

- could you change my name in the list to mihailo.razvigor? That should be my IMDb username, but somehow, that site is having problems accepting dots, underscores and dashes in my name, even though I've seen users with those symbols.

- in my second entry, I made a mistake. It should be ''hook it on a wall''.

- change the Clue text to:
Clue (1985) - a cast with amazing chemistry... with a perfect blend of various genres of comedy... in an engaging murder mystery.

That's a joke for people who watched the film or played the board game (called Cluedo outside the USA), because every game ends up with a same sample-sentence of who is the killer, with what weapon, and in which room.
For example: Miss Scarlet... with a revolver... in the library.
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1. Brazil (1985) - A movie of such rare ambivalences deserves the highest praise - cynical, yet deeply humane; dreamlike, yet acutely to the point; nostalgic but also critical of nostalgic delusion; comical and sinister at the same time, and for the same reasons.

2. Rosemary's Baby (1968) - Two levels of horror enrichen each other in this film. For one thing, there's the sinister sanatic cult practiced by the seemingly harmless people Rosemary lives with - but then there is also the horror of a society that, seemingly in the most pleasant ways, controls the life of a young woman and, most disturbingly, uses the strong force of motherly love to completely bind her.

3. The King of Comedy (1982) - Martin Scorsese shows us one isolated man, but also a whole society stuck in artificial routines, convinced to be agreeable and wholesome, and as so often he finds a deeply unsettling but strangely funny Banality in Evil. The King of Comedy, the near-forgotten genius brother of Taxi Driver, might turn your stomach, but consider it a cure.

I tried to cut the texts as much as possible, but they would be meaningless if shorter.
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You're testing my limits, lol. I understand if the texts below are still too long, but then I'd prefer it if you left out my choices completely. Otherwise, the descriptions boil down to "the movie is good/funny/scary" and that would be meaningless.

Brazil - A movie of such rare ambivalences deserves the highest praise - cynical, yet deeply humane; dreamlike, yet acutely to the point; comical and sinister at the same time, and for the same reasons.

Rosemary's Baby is effective as an occult shocker but true horror comes from a seemingly pleasant  society that controls the life of a young woman and, most disturbingly, uses the strong force of motherly love to completely bind her.

The King of Comedy - The story of an isolated man, but also a whole society that is stuck in artificial geniality. The King of Comedy is the near-forgotten genius brother of Taxi Driver.
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Brazil:
A movie of rare ambivalences – cynical; yet deeply humane; nostalgic but also critical of nostalgic delusion; comical and sinister at the same time in perfection.
Rosemary's ...
The mix of the obvious harmless, but satanic people Rosemary lives with and their seemingly most pleasent, but sinister ways to control a young mothers life by the bond to her child to bind her.

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Thank you for giving shorter descriptions.
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The new description does not convey what I wanted to express. Sorry, but I have to withdraw my suggestions.
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Well, I even changed the rules to allow 3 instead 2 lines. But I understand your intentions. The main problem is to keep it short but without loosing information. So I'll weep your suggestion from the list. Thank you for your effort. :D
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New rule: please not more than 3 lines!
But in that 3 lines - let the dogs out !
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1.- I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932), A film so powerful that it helped changed unfair forced work laws. Very few movies can say that.

2.- Inherit the Wind (1960), One of the most exciting trail movies, where Spencer Tracy and Fredric March give incredible performances and keep you in the edge of your seat as they take opposite sides debating evolution and religion.

3.- Le Trou (1960), its a fantastic film that turns something so simple as diging a hole to escape prison, not only into one of the best prison break movies, but in a powerful social commentary.
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Thank you, Pencho. :D
I've put your suggestion to the list.
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Playtime(1967)
Jacques Tati's comedy style is unique, this film is a real satire about society, no filmmaker has been as accurate in showing his way of seeing the world as Tati did with this film that is shot in a peculiarly unique way that could not be typecast in any genre.

Blood Simple(1984)
The Coen brothers created a kind of innovative dark comedy with this film, demonstrating their artistic qualities as writers and directors in an impressive debut.

Nashville(1975)
Nashville is a unique narrative achievement, this movie connects the lives of dozens of people in a microcosm of chaos and makes everything accurate and consistent and that was one of Robert Altman's great abilities, after watching this movie you probably understand better a the people.
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Dracko:
Please cut it a little. I would like to have it a little shorter, but still in your words.
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Thank you for suggesting, Dracko.
Please could you shorten the text of 'Playtime' and 'Nashville' a little?
Your suggestion is a little overloaded with words. Maybe you can pack it a little.
The main problem with such kind of polls is, that the voting users don't want to
read a novel. Information in compact language with as much as can sense in
as short as can words is useful.
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NIA's, Hoekkie's and Mihail's suggestions are exemplary.
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Hi, dear Sir Breu, following his rules:

Mystic River(2003)

A film with incredible performances, an intense dramatic story and a very sad ending.


Boogie Nights(1998)

A film that perfectly portrays a life of excesses in a decadent atmosphere, almost like a Scorsese movie.


The Tree of Life(2011)

A visual masterpiece full of philosophy and existentialism, each of the frames of this film could be hung in a museum.
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joe:
I like it, when a noble person calls me sir. ;D
Thank you for suggesting. I like your picks.
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They're on the list. :D
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Thanks :D
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