Poll Sug: Which 21st Century Movie On The IMDb's Top 250 Should Have Been On The NYT "The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century So Far" List?

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The list is here http://www.imdb.com/list/ls068719953/... To see SkyDeshpande'a related poll suggestion/poll, http://www.imdb.com/list/ls068588224/]. The New York Times published at https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2... The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century So Farlist. That list has only 6* films out of ninety 21st century films on the IMDb's Top 250, http://www.imdb.com/chart/top?ref_=tt.... Along with those six, and listing two trilogies as one entry each, which of the top 35 of the remaining 84 21st century films on the IMDb's 250 should have been on NYT's 25 Best Films Of The 21st Century So Far List?
* "Spirited Away", "There Will Be Blood", "Million Dollar Baby", "Inside Out", "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", and "Mad Max: Fury Road" were the Six on both lists.
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Note: when making this list, I went from the top down on the IMDb's 250 and I tried to include as many films as possible by compressing the 2 trilogies as one entry each. However, I got to IMDb's Top 250's 137 entry, "Room" when I ran out of room. ( No pun intended.) many fine films that fit both qualifications were left off because they were below the 137 entry on the IMDb list. I mean many seriously really good movies.
The funny part of this is that out of the six that both lists shared, three were below the 137 mark including their top choice "There Will Be Blood" (176 IMDb), their third choice "Million Dollar Baby" (202 IMDb) and their 19th pick was 191 on the IMDb, "Mad Max: Fury Road". Of the three that were rated higher that 137, their 2nd pick was was 28 on the IMDb "Spirited Away". Their 24th pick was 85th on the IMDb, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and lastly, their 7th pick was 132nd on the IMDb, "Inside Out". So what were these critics , Scott and Dargis were thinking when they created that list? Because, many voters of the IMDB seam to disaggree with their list!
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It is not exactly news that critics and audiences may disagree. When critics put together a list, they should choose what they consider the best films, not what other people might consider the best films.
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Very hard choice. But if I had to choose, I would take The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
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You may also find last year's BBC critics' poll of interest:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/2016...
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I love it. Thanks! I respect it more because it does include more people in the creation of it than just two informed people. I respect it more for many of the things it said like:
I even laugh at "Some film journalists even think the movie star is a thing of the past." yeah, tell that to Tom Cruise, Vin Diesel, Robert DeNiro, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DeCaprio, Chris Pine*, Micheal Cain, Jason Statham, Ben Afflack, Robert Downey Jr., Matthew McConaughey, Jack Nicholson, Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg, Lawrence Fishburne, Keanu Reeves, Morgan Freeman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow, Meryl Streep, Paul Bettany, Denzel Washington,
Samuel L. Jackson, Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan - just to name a few. And I didn't even go into the women all that much! Emma Thompson, Racheal Weiz, Helen Mirren, Angelina Jolie, and Dame Judi Dench would have all been there too!
* Weather you like his acting or not, Chris Pine has made a ton of movies recently and is not hurting for work. He should be considered a movie star.
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Great suggestion! The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), hands down.

I think you could shorten the title a little bit by deleting the first "21st century" as it should be understood anyway. And the "on the"s don't need to be capitalized.
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Thank you amended. I didn't realize that I had left "Poll Sug: " still on it when I had cut and pasted it back over there. You see, many times I decide to edit and change my long titles. With long titles, it is hard to edit them after the initial save. Many times I have to "select all", copy, cut, and paste them into a new comment here or into one of the entry's comments there. then I edit it,then cut it from that comment, go to the title field of the list, select all and paste the edited title back into the title field.
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My vote is for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. I assume that goes for the whole trilogy though, otherwise (if I had to pick one) it'd be The Return of the King.
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Inception (2010)

FYC shorter title and backlink