BCB's Top 100 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-62 UP

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BCB's Top 100 Films Poll (2017 edition) - RESULTS!! #100-62 UP

Postby algroth » 16 Mar 2017, 04:33

So, it's been a while since we last did this, I think, and it would be interesting to do a new poll. We'll keep the same rules as the previous polls, which are as follows:

You will need to send a PM including FIFTY (50) films, with up to 250 points distributed as you wish among them (5 per film being the neutral amount). The list will be determined by the number of votes first, and by the total amount of points second. If the film is not in the English language, then please write both the original title and its English translation. Include year and director for each film, that way I don't get the films mixed up.

Not obligatory, but please try to respect the following layout, avoiding the enumeration at the start, as it'll make things easier for me:

*Original film title* [*Translated film title, if applicable*] (*director*, *year*) - *score*

Example:

The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972) - 8
Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941) - 5
Ladri di biciclette [The Bicycle Thieves] (Vittorio de Sica, 1948) - 2
etc.

To take part, all you have to do is send me the lists via PM before May 1st. Hope to see plenty of lists by that date! :)

At long last, THE RESULTS (WARNING - for the most part I've tried the best I could to find the original trailers, or at least clips which were representative enough of the film in order to complement the list as samples, but it is necessary to point out that some of these, despite being the official trailers of the time, contain spoilers):

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Airplane! (1980)
Directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker

Still craving for the love of his life, Ted Striker follows Elaine onto the flight that she is working on as a member of the cabin crew. Elaine doesn't want to be with Ted anymore, but when the crew and passengers fall ill from food poisoning, all eyes are on Ted. --FilmFanUk (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZhSiVXL_aA

Votes: 3
Points: 14
Voters: never/ever (6), fange (5), The Write Profile (3)
Position in 2011 poll: New!


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Boyhood (2014)
Directed by Richard Linklater

There has never been another movie like Boyhood, from director Richard Linklater. An event film of the utmost modesty, it was shot over the course of twelve years in the director’s native Texas and charts the physical and emotional changes experienced by a child named Mason (Ellar Coltrane), his divorced parents (Patricia Arquette, who won an Oscar for her performance, and Ethan Hawke), and his older sister (Lorelei Linklater). Alighting not on milestones but on the small, in-between moments that make up lives, Linklater fashions a flawlessly acted, often funny portrait that flows effortlessly from one year to the next. Allowing us to watch people age on film with documentary realism while gripping us in a fictional narrative of exquisite everydayness, Boyhood has a power that only the art of cinema could harness. --Criterion Collection

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiDztHS3Wos

Votes: 3
Points: 14
Voters: John Coan (6), pcqgod (5), The Write Profile (3)
Position in 2011 poll: New!


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Get Carter (1971)
Directed by Mike Hodges

Jack Carter (Michael Caine) -- a vindictive and amoral London gangster -- returns to his home town of Newcastle after his brother dies in a car accident. Carter, however, is convinced that he was murdered, and begins an investigation into Newcastle's criminal underworld. When Carter is ordered to leave town by the minions of a shadowy mob boss, his suspicious become confirmed, and he begins his brutal vengeance. --Denny Gibbons (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV4XrUDBlfM

Votes: 3
Points: 14
Voters: Ranking Ted (5), The modernist (6), The Write Profile (3)
Position in 2011 poll: New!


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Naked (1993)
Directed by Mike Leigh

The brilliant and controversial Naked, from director Mike Leigh, stars David Thewlis as Johnny, a charming and eloquent but relentlessly vicious drifter. Rejecting anyone who might care for him, the volcanic Johnny hurls himself around London on a nocturnal odyssey, colliding with a succession of other desperate and dispossessed people and scorching everyone in his path. With a virtuoso script and raw performances from Thewlis and costars Katrin Cartlidge and Lesley Sharp, Leigh’s depiction of England’s underbelly is an amalgam of black comedy and doomsday prophecy that took the best director and best actor prizes at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival. --Criterion Collection

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLtLUL1wy7g

Votes: 3
Points: 14
Voters: driftin (1), martha (10), The modernist (3)
Position in 2011 poll: New!


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Heat (1995)
Directed by Michael Mann

Neil McCauley is a thief... an expert thief... one of the best. His philosophy in life - become attached to nothing in life that you can't walk away from in 30 seconds if you spot the "Heat" around the corner. His crew of criminals is a high-tech outfit pulling off professional jobs that impress even the likes of Detective Vincent Hanna. But Hanna, a man driven through life only by his work, becomes obsessed, at the expense of his private life, with bringing McCauley down. As McCauley's crew prepare for the score of a lifetime, and Hanna's team tries to bring him in, the two find that they are challenged by the greatest minds on the opposite side of the law that either one has ever encountered. --Michael Silva (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfKbIbiX458

Votes: 3
Points: 14
Voters: John Coan (4), WG Kaspar (5), Ranking Ted (5)
Position in 2011 poll: New!


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Chinatown (1974)
Directed by Roman Polanski

JJ 'Jake' Gittes is a private detective who seems to specialize in matrimonial cases. He is hired by Evelyn Mulwray when she suspects her husband Hollis, builder of the city's water supply system, of having an affair. Gittes does what he does best and photographs him with a young girl but in the ensuing scandal, it seems he was hired by an impersonator and not the real Mrs. Mulwray. When Mr. Mulwray is found dead, Jake is plunged into a complex web of deceit involving murder, incest and municipal corruption all related to the city's water supply. --garykmcd (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T37QkBc4IGY

Votes: 3
Points: 14
Voters: Goat Boy (4), WG Kaspar (5), Ranking Ted (5)
Position in 2011 poll: #20 (down 70)


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Lost in Translation (2003)
Directed by Sofia Coppola

A lonely, aging movie star named Bob Harris and a conflicted newlywed, Charlotte, meet in Tokyo. Bob is there to film a Japanese whiskey commercial; Charlotte is accompanying her celebrity-photographer husband. Strangers in a foreign land, the two find escape, distraction and understanding amidst the bright Tokyo lights after a chance meeting in the quiet lull of the hotel bar. They form a bond that is as unlikely as it is heartfelt and meaningful. --Jwelch7542 (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU0oZsqeG_s

Votes: 3
Points: 14
Voters: fange (5), Copehead (5), Darkness_Fish (4)
Position in 2011 poll: New!


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Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Directed by Sidney Lumet

At the end of the banking day on August 22, 1972, Sonny, Sal and Stevie enter a small branch of the First Brooklyn Savings Bank. After all the customers have left and the bank is about to close, they, armed, proceed to rob it. But the robbery does not go according to Sonny's plan, he who is the leader. One problem after another arises, which ultimately leads to a standoff, them locked inside with ten hostages - the male bank manager, the male security guard, and eight female tellers and clerks - and the police, the media and a hoard of on-lookers outside. Despite Sonny and Sal having a suicide pact if things go wrong, Sonny tries to negotiate a way out, he figuring that the hostages are their only saving grace. As Sonny deals with the authorities - primarily "good cop" Moretti who seems to give Sonny whatever he wants, and "bad cop" Sheldon, an FBI agent who plays hardball with Sonny - the public, watching the interactions, have mixed emotions about what Sonny is doing, some who are sympathetic to him as a person. As the situation turns into a circus both inside and outside the bank, the emotions are brought up a notch when Sonny's second wife is brought to the scene, "she" who is able to shed some light on why Sonny needs the money. As day turns to night, the standoff continues until... --Huggo (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne6KMHLTvik

Votes: 3
Points: 14
Voters: John Coan (4), Davey the Fat Boy (5), WG Kaspar (5)
Position in 2011 poll: #18 (down 72)


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Platoon (1986)
Directed by Oliver Stone

Chris Taylor is a young, naive American who gives up college and volunteers for combat in Vietnam. Upon arrival, he quickly discovers that his presence is quite nonessential, and is considered insignificant to the other soldiers, as he has not fought for as long as the rest of them and felt the effects of combat. Chris has two non-commissioned officers, the ill-tempered and indestructible Staff Sergeant Robert Barnes and the more pleasant and cooperative Sergeant Elias Grodin. A line is drawn between the two NCOs and a number of men in the platoon when an illegal killing occurs during a village raid. As the war continues, Chris himself draws towards psychological meltdown. And as he struggles for survival, he soon realizes he is fighting two battles, the conflict with the enemy and the conflict between the men within his platoon. --Jeremy Thompson (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGsyEkfjhQk

Votes: 3
Points: 14
Voters: fange (5), PENK (4), WG Kaspar (5)
Position in 2011 poll: New!


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Blazing Saddles (1974)
Directed by Mel Brooks

The Ultimate Western Spoof. A town where everyone seems to be named Johnson is in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar (Harvey Korman), a politically connected nasty person, sends in his henchmen to make the town unlivable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor (Mel Brooks). Hedley convinces him to send the town the first Black sheriff (Cleavon Little) in the west. Bart is a sophisticated urbanite who will have some difficulty winning over the townspeople. --John Vogel (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKayG1TrfuE

Votes: 3
Points: 14
Voters: Goat Boy (4), pcqgod (5), kath (5)
Position in 2011 poll: New!


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Days of Heaven (1978)
Directed by Terrence Malick

One-of-a-kind filmmaker-philosopher Terrence Malick has created some of the most visually arresting films of the twentieth century, and his glorious period tragedy Days of Heaven, featuring Oscar-winning cinematography by Nestor Almendros, stands out among them. In 1910, a Chicago steelworker (Richard Gere) accidentally kills his supervisor, and he, his girlfriend (Brooke Adams), and his little sister (Linda Manz) flee to the Texas panhandle, where they find work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer (Sam Shepard). A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish fire—Malick captures it all with dreamlike authenticity, creating a timeless American idyll that is also a gritty evocation of turn-of-the-century labor. --Criterion Collection

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVbg9xc7tGc

Votes: 3
Points: 14
Voters: driftin (1), joels344 (8), Davey the Fat Boy (5)
Position in 2011 poll: New!


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The Hustler (1961)
Directed by Robert Rossen

"Fast" Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary "Minnesota Fats" to a high-stakes match, but he loses in a heartbreaking marathon. Now broke and without his long-time manager, Felson faces an uphill battle to regain his confidence and his game. It isn't until he hits rock bottom that he agrees to join up with ruthless and cutthroat manager Bert Gordon. Gordon agrees to take him on the road to learn the ropes. But Felson soon realizes that making it to the top could cost him his soul, and perhaps his girlfriend. Will he decide that this is too steep a price to pay in time to save himself? --jgp5300 (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7aFFqz2bXU

Votes: 3
Points: 15
Voters: WG Kaspar (5), Darkness_Fish (7), The Write Profile (3)
Position in 2011 poll: #93 (up 10)


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A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Directed by Richard Lester

Meet the Beatles! Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan Show appearance, John, Paul, George, and Ringo began working on a project that would bring their revolutionary talent to the big screen. A Hard Day’s Night, in which the bandmates play cheeky comic versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever. Directed with raucous, anything-goes verve by Richard Lester and featuring a slew of iconic pop anthems, including the title track, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “I Should Have Known Better,” and “If I Fell,” A Hard Day’s Night, which reconceived the movie musical and exerted an incalculable influence on the music video, is one of the most deliriously entertaining movies of all time. --Criterion Collection

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWbiVqlSMgc

Votes: 3
Points: 15
Voters: pcqgod (5), fange (5), Snarfyguy (5)
Position in 2011 poll: New!


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Dirty Harry (1971)
Directed by Don Siegel

In the year 1971, San Francisco faces the terror of a maniac known as Scorpio- who snipes at innocent victims and demands ransom through notes left at the scene of the crime. Inspector Harry Callahan (known as Dirty Harry by his peers through his reputation handling of homicidal cases) is assigned to the case along with his newest partner Inspector Chico Gonzalez to track down Scorpio and stop him. Using humiliation and cat and mouse type of games against Callahan, Scorpio is put to the test with the cop with a dirty attitude. --commanderblue (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjBNldYiUmg

Votes: 3
Points: 15
Voters: Copehead (6), Jumper K (4), Ranking Ted (5)
Position in 2011 poll: New!


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In a Lonely Place (1950)
Directed by Nicholas Ray

When a gifted but washed-up screenwriter with a hair-trigger temper—Humphrey Bogart, in a revelatory, vulnerable performance—becomes the prime suspect in a brutal Tinseltown murder, the only person who can supply an alibi for him is a seductive neighbor (Gloria Grahame) with her own troubled past. The emotionally charged In a Lonely Place, freely adapted from a Dorothy B. Hughes thriller, is a brilliant, turbulent mix of suspenseful noir and devastating melodrama, fueled by powerhouse performances. An uncompromising tale of two people desperate to love yet struggling with their demons and each other, this is one of the greatest films of the 1950s, and a benchmark in the career of the classic Hollywood auteur Nicholas Ray. --Criterion Collection

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7S8PcTtbOM

Votes: 3
Points: 15
Voters: Davey the Fat Boy (5), WG Kaspar (5), Ranking Ted (5)
Position in 2011 poll: #64 (down 19)


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The Wild Bunch (1969)
Directed by Sam Peckinpah

It's 1913, and the traditional American West is dying. Among the inhabitants of this dying time era are a outlaw gang called "The Wild Bunch". After a failed bank robbery, the gang head to Mexico to do one last job. Seeing their times and lives drifting away in the newly formed world of the 20th century, the gang take the job and end up in a brutally, violent last stand against their enemies who deemed to be corrupt in a small Mexican town, ruled by a ruthless general. --blazesnakes9 (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdy0t_8mQBw

Votes: 3
Points: 15
Voters: Davey the Fat Boy (5), WG Kaspar (5), Ranking Ted (5)
Position in 2011 poll: #74 (down 9)


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The Exorcist (1973)
Directed by William Friedkin

Accompanied by her 12 year-old daughter Regan, actress Chris McNeil relocates to Washington D.C. where she is filming a movie. Mother and daughter have a good relationship but after a time Regan begins to act strangely. She undergoes various neurological tests but doctors can find nothing to explain her behavior. As Regan's situation reaches crisis proportions - she has to be tied to her bed, swears like a sailor and speaks in tongues - Chris turns to Father Karras, a Roman Catholic priest and psychiatrist to see if an exorcism might be the solution to their problem. Karras is incredulous but the church eventually agrees calling in Father Merrin, who has previously conducted an exorcism and come face to face with the devil. --garykmcd (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyW5YXDcIGs

Votes: 3
Points: 15
Voters: driftin (1), Goat Boy (5), Darkness_Fish (9)
Position in 2011 poll: New!


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Les quatre cents coups [The 400 Blows] (1959)
Directed by François Truffaut

François Truffaut’s first feature is also his most personal. Told from the point of view of Truffaut’s cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups) sensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut’s own childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, and petty crime. The film marked Truffaut’s passage from leading critic to trailblazing auteur of the French New Wave. --Criterion Collection

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdXTtX_cz3s

Votes: 3
Points: 15
Voters: never/ever (6), martha (5), PENK (4)
Position in 2011 poll: #15 (down 68)


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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo García (1974)
Directed by Sam Peckinpah

When rich rancher El Jefe learns that his unmarried daughter is pregnant, he offers $1 million to anyone who brings him the head of the man responsible - Alfredo Garcia. Two of the bounty hunters, Quill and Sappensly, hire various people to go out and find Garcia for which they are offering a few thousand dollars. Piano player Bennie is one of those and as his prostitute girlfriend Elita knows Garcia, they set off to find him. When they learn Garcia is already dead, Bennie digs him up to get the head but only death and misery follows for everyone concerned. --garykmcd (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPaUPU9xdgM

Votes: 3
Points: 16
Voters: Davey the Fat Boy (5), Snarfyguy (5), The Write Profile (6)
Position in 2011 poll: New!


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Das Leben der Anderen [The Lives of Others] (2006)
Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Gerd Wiesler is an officer with the Stasi, the East German secret police. The film begins in 1984 when Wiesler attends a play written by Georg Dreyman, who is considered by many to be the ultimate example of the loyal citizen. Wiesler has a gut feeling that Dreyman can't be as ideal as he seems, and believes surveillance is called for. The Minister of Culture agrees but only later does Wiesler learn that the Minister sees Dreyman as a rival and lusts after his partner Christa-Maria. The more time he spends listening in on them, the more he comes to care about them. The once rigid Stasi officer begins to intervene in their lives, in a positive way, protecting them whenever possible. Eventually, Wiesler's activities catch up to him and while there is no proof of wrongdoing, he finds himself in menial jobs - until the unbelievable happens. --garykmcd (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FppW5ml4vdw

Votes: 3
Points: 16
Voters: WG Kaspar (5), Ranking Ted (5), The Write Profile (6)
Position in 2011 poll: #19 (down 57)


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The Thing (1982)
Directed by John Carpenter

An American scientific expedition to the frozen wastes of the Antarctic is interrupted by a group of seemingly mad Norwegians pursuing and shooting a dog. The helicopter pursuing the dog explodes, eventually leaving no explanation for the chase. During the night, the dog mutates and attacks other dogs in the cage and members of the team that investigate. The team soon realizes that an alien life-form with the ability to take over other bodies is on the loose and they don't know who may already have been taken over. --Goth (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p35JDJLa9ec

Votes: 3
Points: 16
Voters: driftin (1), Goat Boy (5), Jumper K (10)
Position in 2011 poll: New!


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Psycho (1960)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Phoenix officeworker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She has to meet her lover Sam in lunch breaks and they cannot get married because Sam has to give most of his money away in alimony. One Friday Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and start a new life, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam's California store. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into The Bates Motel. The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother. --Col Needham (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps8H3rg5GfM

Votes: 3
Points: 16
Voters: Davey the Fat Boy (5), kath (5), Darkness_Fish (6)
Position in 2011 poll: #63 (down 13)


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The Blues Brothers (1980)
Directed by John Landis

After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit "The Penguin", the last of the nuns who raised them in a boarding school. They learn the Archdiocese will stop supporting the school and will sell the place to the Education Authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within 11 days. The Blues Brothers want to help, and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the the money by staging a big gig. As they set off on their "mission from God" they seem to make more enemies along the way. Will they manage to come up with the money in time? --Sami Al-Taher (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HCR4c1zPyk

Votes: 3
Points: 16
Voters: fange (5), Copehead (6), kath (5)
Position in 2011 poll: New!


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Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Directed by Woody Allen

Judah Rosenthal is an ophthalmologist and a pillar of the community who has a big problem: his mistress Dolores Paley has told him that he is to leave his wife and marry her - as he had promised to do - or she will tell everyone of their affair. When he intercepts a letter Dolores has written to his wife Miriam, he is frantic. He confesses all to his shady brother Jack who assures him that he has friends who can take care of her. Meanwhile, filmmaker Cliff Stern is having his own problems. He's been working on a documentary film for some time but has yet to complete it. He and his wife Wendy have long ago stopped loving one another and are clearly on their way to divorce. He falls in love with Halley Reed who works with a producer, Lester. Cliff soon finds himself making a documentary about Lester and hates every minute of it. --garykmcd (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBzlQ7bUtKk

Votes: 3
Points: 16
Voters: John Coan (6), fange (5), Davey the Fat Boy (5)
Position in 2011 poll: New!


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Persona (1966)
Directed by Ingmar Bergman

By the midsixties, Ingmar Bergman had already conjured many of the cinema’s most unforgettable images. But with the radical Persona, this supreme artist attained new levels of visual poetry. In the first of a series of legendary performances for Bergman, Liv Ullmann plays a stage actor who has inexplicably gone mute; an equally mesmerizing Bibi Andersson is the garrulous young nurse caring for her in a remote island cottage. While isolated together there, the women perform a mysterious spiritual and emotional transference that would prove to be one of cinema’s most influential creations. Acted with astonishing nuance and shot in stark contrast and soft light by the great Sven Nykvist, Persona is a penetrating, dreamlike work of profound psychological depth. --Criterion Collection

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amxvetvKfho

Votes: 3
Points: 16
Voters: driftin (1), joels344 (10), Goat Boy (5)
Position in 2011 poll: #81 (up 5)
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Re: BCB's Top 100 Films Poll - 2017 edition

Postby algroth » 16 Mar 2017, 11:32

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North by Northwest (1959)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Madison Avenue advertising man Roger Thornhill finds himself thrust into the world of spies when he is mistaken for a man by the name of George Kaplan. Foreign spy Philip Vandamm and his henchman Leonard try to eliminate him but when Thornhill tries to make sense of the case, he is framed for murder. Now on the run from the police, he manages to board the 20th Century Limited bound for Chicago where he meets a beautiful blond, Eve Kendall, who helps him to evade the authorities. His world is turned upside down yet again when he learns that Eve isn't the innocent bystander he thought she was. Not all is as it seems however, leading to a dramatic rescue and escape at the top of Mt. Rushmore. --garykmcd (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZmbbx2p4yI

Votes: 3
Points: 17
Voters: John Coan (8), PENK (4), Ranking Ted (5)
Position in 2011 poll: #50 (down 25)


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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Directed by David Lean

An inordinately complex man who has been labeled everything from hero, to charlatan, to sadist, T.E. Lawrence blazed his way to glory in the Arabian desert, then sought anonymity as a common soldier under an assumed name. The story opens with the death of Lawrence in a motorcycle accident in Dorset at the age of 46, then flashbacks to recount his adventures: as a young intelligence officer in Cairo in 1916, he is given leave to investigate the progress of the Arab revolt against the Turks in World War I. In the desert, he organizes a guerrilla army and--for two years--leads the Arabs in harassing the Turks with desert raids, train-wrecking and camel attacks. Eventually, he leads his army northward and helps a British General destroy the power of the Ottoman Empire. --alfiehitchie (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPQ7CR3wn8A

Votes: 3
Points: 17.5
Voters: Goat Boy (10), kath (5), hippopotamus (2.5)
Position in 2011 poll: #58 (down 16)


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Don't Look Now (1973)
Directed by Nicolas Roeg

Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie mesmerize as a married couple on an extended trip to Venice following a family tragedy. While in that elegantly decaying city, they have a series of inexplicable, terrifying, and increasingly dangerous experiences. A masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg, Don’t Look Now, adapted from a story by Daphne du Maurier, is a brilliantly disturbing tale of the supernatural, as renowned for its innovative editing and haunting cinematography as its naturalistic eroticism and unforgettable climax and denouement, one of the great endings in horror history. --Criterion Collection

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUWB-Kw4FiM

Votes: 3
Points: 18
Voters: Davey the Fat Boy (5), The modernist (10), The Write Profile (3)
Position in 2011 poll: #8 (down 63)


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Citizen Kane (1941)
Directed by Orson Welles

When a reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane's dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Though Kane's friend and colleague Jedediah Leland, and his mistress, Susan Alexander, shed fragments of light on Kane's life, the reporter fears he may never penetrate the mystery of the elusive man's final word, "Rosebud." --Jwelch5742 (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dxh3lwdOFw

Votes: 3
Points: 18
Voters: hippopotamus (10), Snarfyguy (5), The Write Profile (3)
Position in 2011 poll: #4 (down 67)


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L’année dernière à Marienbad [Last Year at Marienbad] (1961)
Directed by Alain Resnais

Not just a defining work of the French New Wave but one of the great, lasting mysteries of modern art, Alain Resnais’ epochal Last Year at Marienbad (L’année dernière à Marienbad) has been puzzling appreciative viewers for decades. Written by radical master of the New Novel Alain Robbe-Grillet, this surreal fever dream, or nightmare, gorgeously fuses the past with the present in telling its ambiguous tale of a man and a woman (Giorgio Albertazzi and Delphine Seyrig) who may or may not have met a year ago, perhaps at the very same cathedral-like, mirror-filled château they now find themselves wandering. Unforgettable in both its confounding details (gilded ceilings, diabolical parlor games, a loaded gun) and haunting scope, Resnais’ investigation into the nature of memory is disturbing, romantic, and maybe even a ghost story. --Criterion Collection

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIdSQ-Hsukk

Votes: 3
Points: 18
Voters: joels344 (8), algroth (6), PENK (4)
Position in 2011 poll: #68 (down 3)


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The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)
Directed by Peter Jackson

The Fellowship divides to conquer as Frodo and Sam, with the help and hindrance of Gollum, continue their way to Mount Doom. Gandalf and Pippin ride to Minas Tirith to help defend Gondor while Merry remains with Éowyn and the other Rohan fighters. Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli seek aid from those that live in the Cursed Mountains. All these battles have one goal in mind: distract the Eye of Sauron and buy Frodo a little more time to destroy the ring. --PompeyV (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5X-hFf6Bwo

Votes: 3
Points: 19
Voters: never/ever (6), Copehead (8), kath (5)
Position in 2011 poll: #87 (up 18)


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Hotaru no haka [Grave of the Fireflies] (1988)
Directed by Isao Takahata

The story of Seita and Satsuko, two young Japanese siblings, living in the declining days of World War II. When an American firebombing separates the two children from their parents, the two siblings must rely completely on one another while they struggle to fight for their survival. --Kyle Prerz (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vPeTSRd580

Votes: 3
Points: 19
Voters: algroth (9), never/ever (8), martha (2)
Position in 2011 poll: New!


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Groundhog Day (1993)
Directed by Harold Ramis

TV weatherman Phil Connors is cynical, to say the least, and having to go yet again to Punxsutawney, Pa. on February 2 to see if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow isn't his idea of fun. He's grumpy with his segment producer Rita and downright nasty with cameraman Larry. He doesn't take the shadow business at all seriously but the next morning, awakens to find he is reliving the same day. Initially disbelieving and fighting what is happening to him, Phil eventually accepts that he will re-live the same day over and over again. He uses the opportunity to acquire new skills - piano playing and ice carving among them - and soon becomes the most admired man in Punxsutawney. Just how many times he relives the day, however, is anyone's guess. --garykmcd (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSVeDx9fk60

Votes: 3
Points: 20
Voters: fange (5), Ranking Ted (5), The Write Profile (10)
Position in 2011 poll: #17 (down 48)


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The Big Sleep (1946)
Directed by Howard Hawks

The Big Sleep is the story of a private investigator, named Philip Marlowe, hired by a wealthy general to find out and stop his youngest daughter, Carmen, from being blackmailed about her gambling debts; things almost immediately unravel and blow up from here, as Marlowe finds himself deep within a web of love triangles, blackmail, murder, gambling, and organized crime. Marlowe, with the help of the General's eldest daughter, Vivian, skillfully plot to free the family from this web and trap the main main behind much of this mischief, Eddie, to meet his end at the hands of his own henchmen. --Alec (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-K49CUaeto

Votes: 3
Points: 20
Voters: WG Kaspar (5), hippopotamus (5), The Modernist (10)
Position in 2011 poll: #74 (up 9)


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All About Eve (1950)
Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Backstage story revolving around aspiring actress Eve Harrington. Tattered and forlorn, Eve shows up in the dressing room of Broadway mega-star Margo Channing and tells Margo and her friends a melancholy life story. Margo takes Eve under her wing, only to have Eve use her and connive against her. --Jwelch5742 (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MILphnfj2mo

Votes: 3
Points: 20
Voters: kath (5), hippopotamus (10), Snarfyguy (5)
Position in 2011 poll: #71 (up 6)


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My Fair Lady (1964)
Directed by George Cukor

Pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle, who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond -- one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor. --Jwelch5742 (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0xhzA78u4Q

Votes: 3
Points: 20
Voters: kath (5), WG Kaspar (5), hippopotamus (10)
Position in 2011 poll: New!


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Monty Python's The Life Of Brian (1979)
Directed by Terry Jones

The story of Brian of Nazareth, born on the same day as Jesus of Nazareth, who takes a different path in life that leads to the same conclusion. Brian joins a political resistance movement aiming to get the Romans out of Judea. Brian scores a victory of sorts when he manages to paint political slogans on an entire wall in the city of Jerusalem. The movement is not very effective but somehow Brian becomes a prophet and gathers his own following. His fate is sealed however and he lives a very short life. --garykmcd (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKPmGjVFbrY

Votes: 3
Points: 21
Voters: never/ever (8), Copehead (8), WG Kaspar (5)
Position in 2011 poll: #41 (down 22)


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Zerkalo [The Mirror] (1975)
Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

Tarkovsky mixes flash-backs, historical footage and original poetry to illustrate the reminiscences of a dying man about his childhood during World War II, adolescence, and a painful divorce in his family. The story interweaves reflections about Russian history and society. --Xavier Martin (IMDb.com)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXYfRkuA3cM

Votes: 3
Points: 21
Voters: driftin (1), joels344 (10), algroth (10)
Position in 2011 poll: New!


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Paris, Texas (1984)
Directed by Wim Wenders

New German Cinema pioneer Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire) brings his keen eye for landscape to the American Southwest in Paris, Texas, a profoundly moving character study written by Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Sam Shepard. Paris, Texas follows the mysterious, nearly mute drifter Travis (a magnificent Harry Dean Stanton, whose face is a landscape all its own) as he tries to reconnect with his young son, living with his brother (Dean Stockwell) in Los Angeles, and his missing wife (Nastassja Kinski). From this simple setup, Wenders and Shepard produce a powerful statement on codes of masculinity and the myth of the American family, as well as an exquisite visual exploration of a vast, crumbling world of canyons and neon. --Criterion Collection

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e590FeeGCM

Votes: 3
Points: 22
Voters: PresMuffley (9), pcqgod (5), Copehead (8)
Position in 2011 poll: New!
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Re: BCB's Top 100 Films Poll - 2017 edition

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Looking forward to the results.

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Should be a fun poll for the next 9 years.

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Yay! :D
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Postby PENK » 16 Mar 2017, 19:49

algroth wrote:You will need to send a PM including FIFTY (50) films


But even if I add up all the Carry On and Police Academy films I'm still twelve short. Image
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PENK wrote:
algroth wrote:You will need to send a PM including FIFTY (50) films


But even if I add up all the Carry On and Police Academy films I'm still twelve short. Image


FeelsBadMan :(

You can always fit in the Naked Gun and National Lampoon films in there too. :D

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algroth wrote:
PENK wrote:
algroth wrote:You will need to send a PM including FIFTY (50) films


But even if I add up all the Carry On and Police Academy films I'm still twelve short. Image


FeelsBadMan :(

You can always fit in the Naked Gun and National Lampoon films in there too. :D


The first Vacation has some good laughs in it. :D

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joels344 wrote:
algroth wrote:
PENK wrote:
But even if I add up all the Carry On and Police Academy films I'm still twelve short. Image


FeelsBadMan :(

You can always fit in the Naked Gun and National Lampoon films in there too. :D


The first Vacation has some good laughs in it. :D


So do some of the Naked Gun and Police Academy movies. :) (Haven't seen any Carry On so I cannot comment there.)

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algroth wrote:
joels344 wrote:
algroth wrote:
FeelsBadMan :(

You can always fit in the Naked Gun and National Lampoon films in there too. :D


The first Vacation has some good laughs in it. :D


So do some of the Naked Gun and Police Academy movies. :) (Haven't seen any Carry On so I cannot comment there.)


Especially Naked Gun, Leslie Nielsen is one funny dude.

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Postby Copehead » 17 Mar 2017, 06:57

Be careful if you want to vote for C@sino, and why wouldn't you, it will take you hours to work out which one of your 50 films is causing the fLlck up
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Postby PresMuffley » 17 Mar 2017, 07:23

This would be much easier if I hadn't deleted the IMDb account that I rated with.
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Postby algroth » 17 Mar 2017, 07:55

PresMuffley wrote:This would be much easier if I hadn't deleted the IMDb account that I rated with.


:( Yeah, it's definitely handy to have. I'm in the process of transferring all of my ratings to RYM/Cinemos and using that as my database from now on, being that with the boards' closure I see little reason to keep the account I right now have. Hope to see you take part, all the same!

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Postby PresMuffley » 17 Mar 2017, 08:05

I have a RYM account, but I haven't used it in years. Whenever I look at the site now it seems to take forever to load (usually if I'm online I'm using my phone, maybe that's why?)so I try to avoid using it. I might get around to this. Looks fun, even if it will be a lot of work.
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Postby algroth » 20 Mar 2017, 03:12

Got five lists so far. Fellas, keep 'em coming!

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Postby never/ever » 20 Mar 2017, 21:48

Cool! Just stumbled on this.
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Re: BCB's Top 100 Films Poll (2017 edition) - NOW TAKING LISTS!!

Postby algroth » 20 Mar 2017, 23:18

never/ever wrote:Cool! Just stumbled on this.
Do you need year and director too?


It's not mandatory but it would make my life a little easier. :)

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Postby Goat Boy » 22 Mar 2017, 14:20

I've sent my list. Already regretting leaving films out. No Harold and Maude, La Strada, The Apartment, Dirty Harry....
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