Live Poll: Favorite Film About NASA

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Which of these films about NASA is your favorite?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls040301198/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/sUKQd5ol1Dg/
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Lots of films that I rate highly on this list, but hands down The Right Stuff (1983).

There seems to be a lot of films listed where the whole plot revolves around NASA and few were it only is a minor part of the film. I would cull the couple options aren't NASA-centric: Men in Black 3 (2012), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) My Favorite Martian (1999),Tomorrowland (2015), Geostorm (2017)? In some of these movies the NASA link is a single scene or a minor plot point, even though some are listed in Category:Films about NASA - Wikipedia, the connection is very weak.

Movies like Armageddon (1998), Space Cowboys (2000), Contact (1997), Countdown (1967) or Life (2017) would be a far better movies to list as NASA is part of the movies from beginning to end.
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Hi Benu,
Thanks for your valuable input. I have added your suggestions.
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I would give some thought to Countdown (1967)  a Robert Altman film  with James Caan and Robert Duvall, as it was the first major movie about NASA and trailblazed the way for all the other NASA movies. It has a pretty novel plot about NASA going to the moon even before we went two years latter or figured actually how to do it. Plus, it will give some balance with a token older film to the poll. It still gets shown on Turner Classic Movies, so it still has relevance today and is more widely seen than the IMDb votes indicate.

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Stafford, Jeff. "Articles: Countdown." Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved: May 18, 2013.
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Thanks Benu!

I have added 'Countdown'.
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Apollo 13

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See 2 many to choose, mine total 5 movies.
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My vote: Interstellar (2014). 
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my pix: Apollo 13, Right Stuff, Gravity, Hidden Figures,Marooned, & agree on Countdown
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22. Space Cowboys (2000)
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add X15 (Charles Bronson as test pilot)
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X-15 (1961) fits the subject, although it doesn't have many IMDb votes.
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I third X-15 (1961). It's a watchable film that comes across as a NASA PR film.
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I would add it if it had at least 1,000 votes. Currently, only 473 votes...
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Love your polls, great!
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Thank you Breu!
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Congratulations Dibyayan_Chakravorty on your 439th live poll! As of 17-Oct-2018 8:31 PM Pacific your polls have 1,232,882 or more votes, for an average of 2,808 votes per poll.

Favorite Film About NASA
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DC,

Your poll is currently on the IMDb Home Page.
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Thank you Dan! I just saw this.
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Congratulations Dibyayan_Chakravorty. This is the 76th time your poll has been featured at IMDb Home Page (http://www.imdb.com) since July 28, 2015.

06 November 2018: Favorite Film About NASA - https://www.imdb.com/poll/sUKQd5ol1Dg/ (A poll by Dibyayan_Chakravorty)


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They can make a poll twice in the homepage? Did that happen before? I think it did once... 
But seriously, DC, if I were you, I'd feel like Sally Field 'right now'...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWtUVDG5M1w
It must feel so good...


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A bit ridiculous, I think. There should be more diversity in the homepage...
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Elmo,

The same poll getting home page multiple times have occurred many times in the past. Most of them are special polls like award season polls.
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This one is because of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
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Thanks for the info Pibby!

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Well, I bumped this one (we'll see if IMDb editors like it)... it's an old poll, maybe I should have rebooted it 
https://www.imdb.com/poll/MAeS625McS8/
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Dear IMDb Editors,

Thank you!
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October Sky is reasonably notable omission.
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Moontrap with Walter Koenig and Bruce Campbell. Way better than the pretentious Interstellar.
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Dibyayan_Chakravorty's poll Favorite Film About NASA is the 299th poll to reach 10,000 votes, the 106th poll to reach 15,000 votes and the 40th poll to reach 20,000. It currently has 21,116 votes with a rank of 39.

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