Live Poll: Movies at 25 in 2019

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Movies released in 1994 are now 25 years old. This poll includes the top rated 35 of the 3,327 movies released in 1994.

Which one of these is your favorite?



List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047454715/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/yRbJPx_YSIE/
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I always considered 1994 one of the most fruitful years in the 90's in terms of movies. There was an astonishing number of everything from beloved classics and mainstream blockbusters to hidden gems. 
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I wanted to suggest this on September, not only because I love 1994 like everyone else, but also because it was a "homepage guarantee"... then I had some scruples because it's "your thing" and I felt like I would be stealing your idea. Not surprised that you don't wait till 2019, some might have suggested it all the way...
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My vote: True Lies.
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Ibrahim Akhtar

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Shawshank Redemption.....
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'What a year. A few of my top 50 movies are on here and Red and Pulp Fiction are in my top ten. The one I love the most is Red.
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Congats Dibyayan
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What's this? You mean movies used to have stories? Jeez, I'd forgotten that. Hardly any special effects in any of them, but movies you could still watch in another 25 years. Why can't they write movies like these today?
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Here Here Rob!
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LOL!  You said it Rob!!!  Movies now either have no plot at all or they try to explain boring stuff too much.  
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You mean Aquaman?
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NarniaisAwesome

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LOL!  Yes, as far no plot.  Mission Impossible: Fallout as far as too much explaining.  :)
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I can understand where that is coming from, but I'd rather respectfully disagree: we do have a lot of movies with good stories in them, it's just that most of the time they're struggling through productions and don't get nearly as much finances as they should. 
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Oh yes, I agree with that!  There are plenty of great movies now - I was super impressed in 2018 with a lot!  The problems seem (to me) to be with the SW and superhero and "trying-too-hard" projects.
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As a fan of superhero genre I will be the first to admit that abundance of such is not making any favors to that genre in terms of quality. Look at large superhero releases which are 25 years old: The Shadow, The Mask, The Crow, Timecop, Blankman - very different movies with distinctive styles, drastically different approaches and somehow each of them holds up greatly today, giving quite a few of the examples which are from like last year a run for their money. At least in my subjective case. I still find some of the modern superhero movies very much enjoyable, but those which grip me enough to really like them and want to rewatch once in a while are scarce. It's particularly odd that many critically panned and cautiously received movies fair better with me then those which get all the box office and critical praise.  

SW - Star Wars? 
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Tombstone and Wyatt Earp.
Hollywood should concentrate on doing something different
A Ghost Busters Re-Boot Again!!!
We just had one.
Next thing will be re-boots every 6 months.
It'll be like the cell phone update obsolescence syndrome idiocy.
Where are the new ideas?
Indy that's where.
Problem is the studios just are doing what they are doing based off of modeling and statistical data projections for income.
Make movies from the heart and the dollars will follow.
Making movies based on data is a pyramid scheme formula that is destined for collapse.
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Nikolay: No offense if you like superhero movies, lol!  I enjoy some too - I found Justice League and Infinity War to be quite fun.  Yes, SW is Star Wars.  I totally relate with the "cautious" movies being good and "jackpot" movies being mediocre.

Ed: Make movies from the heart and the dollars will follow.  Can I put that on a pillow?  Or frame it?  Not being sarcastic; great phrase!!!  Yes on the no new ideas.  Opinion: European fantasy movies way better than American: 
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2316801/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4057376/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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"It's particularly odd that many critically panned and cautiously received movies fair better with me then those which get all the box office and critical praise.  "

Bah, I got used to it since I was a teenager.  Several films which I find well-scripted and nuanced in their portrayal of characters fail to attract an audience and are savaged by critics. While several cookie-cutter, "strictly formula" films with poorly developed characters get a lot of praise and become critical darlings.

The one think I have learned is to distrust the critics. 
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All these silly Star Wars & Superhero movies just keep replaying these same plot lines over & over with different characters, but somehow they seem to drag each tale out an extra 30 minutes. By the end you're cheering for the villain because you just want it to be over. Why are they still making Jurassic Park movies? They've done all the real dinosaurs, so now they're having to invent new ones. Seems easier to create a new monster than it is to create a good story.
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Thank you so much for saying this!!!  Not many people agree with me about SW and superhero movies being "silly."  And yes on the Jurassic movies - Jeff Goldblum is old and we don't care.  :)

BTW, here's the link to my IMDb reviews.  You might agree with some of them.  :)  https://www.imdb.com/user/ur89518905/reviews
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"All these silly Star Wars & Superhero movies just keep replaying these same plot lines over & over with different characters, but somehow they seem to drag each tale out an extra 30 minutes."

As a superhero fan, I could not agree more with you. One of the better aspects of the superhero genre is to see the characters (heroes, villains, and anything in between) in relative moments of peace, and exploring who they are behind the masks and the uniforms.  What do they care about? What dreams inspire them, what traumas haunt them, how they interact with each other and the world at large, etc. 

Most of these films go straight for action scenes, battles, and explosions. The dialogue is forgettable, and the characters lack depth. Why should we care about these people? 
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Thanks for saying that, lol!  Some people think I must just "hate superheros" because I'm not usually into their movies.  But this isn't necessarily true - heroes are awesome if the movie is simply made right!!!  Two superhero films I do like are Justice League, Spider-Man 3 (the one with Tobey Maguire) and Infinity War was okay.  All three of those films had great action, but took breaks to explore character stories - and not the slow, boring ones.  Real, genuine ones that made you root for the hero more.  Studios, please make more like Spider-Man 3.  :)
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Just once I'd like to see the Villain win in a Superhero movie! Once!
In this Politically Correct world where everybody is a winner! What gives.
Villains need Love too!
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What's with the cucumber?
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I have no *&^%$(*&^ Idea! It just looked funny.
I guess a cucumber could be a villain to Mr. Potato Head!
Nice thing for the Cucumber. No matter where your aiming at Mr Potato Head, you get all head and nothing but head! LOL
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I never noticed how much he looked like Fredo Corleone before.
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Baciami, sono italiano!
E niente mordente!
So di essere gustoso!

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Congratulations Dibyayan_Chakravorty on your 458th live poll! As of 16-Jan-2019 9:09 PM Pacific your polls have 1,288,295 or more votes, for an average of 2,813 votes per poll.

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Dear IMDb Editors,

Thank you very much!!!
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DC, there is a note for you in the re-push request thread.
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Sorry for the delay Gigi!

I have updated my list.
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Congratulations Dibyayan_Chakravorty. This is the 82nd time your poll has been featured at IMDb Home Page (http://www.imdb.com) since July 28, 2015.

1 March 2019: Movies at 25 in 2019

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Kirk-Picard - 10
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dan_dassow - 8
rubyfruit76 - 8
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Teriek-Williams - 5
simeon-83777 - 5
Manya086 - 4
Mega_wizard - 4
DoctorBuster - 4
borimor - 4
ladydeadpool96 - 4
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Paok-Kilkis - 4
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Had to vote for Clerks as there are so many memories connected with this movie, Kevin Smith's best (and imo only really really good movie) has won close against Pulp Fiction.

And again, Leon The Professional, for me the most overrated movie on IMDb... maybe it just aged very very bad, I haven't seen it until a few weeks ago or I just don't like weak dialogues paired with paedophilia and ridiculous action scenes.
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No shock that the top-rated movie on this site leads the poll. I picked Leon. I have no idea why people think the title character of Leon is a pedophile. Have they seen the movie? He seems asexual to me. Certainly, he is guilty of corrupting a minor with his hitman ways, but there is no sexual interest on his part at all. Red and Chunking Express also deserve to be higher in the poll.
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hey, i read your opinion a lot online and the (i think director's) cut i have seen has a very paedophilic note, the original version/US release doesn't include some of these scenes, so this might be the reason
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The director's cut of Leon is the only one worth seeing. In fairness, this film has several different cuts. Leon makes it clear that he never kills women or children. He sees a child in imminent danger and takes her in.

There are scenes where the relationship between young Mathilda and Leon is discussed. These scenes are controlled by Mathilda. This is not Leon attempting to manipulate her. He clearly is clueless at how to discourage her, but he also is not encouraging her. They share a bed in one scene, but this is a traumatized child and a very uncomfortable adult. There is no implication of further intimacy.

Perhaps he is emotionally stunted. The character of Leon is played as if he were an idiot savant. He is really only competent at being a hitman. Human relationships are beyond his grasp.

The director, Luc Besson, would have liked to have had a different relationship between the two, but that is not what was in the final script. That is not what was filmed. The director's shortcomings are a whole other topic.
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"The character of Leon is played as if he were an idiot savant. He is really only competent at being a hitman. Human relationships are beyond his grasp."

He is a recluse, either by choice or in consequence of his profession. Which is why having a housemate and student seems so awkward to him. 
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Dibyayan_Chakravorty's poll Movies at 25 in 2019 is the 283rd poll to reach 10,000 votes. It currently has 14,601 votes with a rank of 109.