Lists by john-hitchcock

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Hello, FBI Headquarters? Good, we need your help. There's a dangerous criminal operation running around the country stealing cardboard boxes. They've eluded our best cops and we need you to put your best agent on the job. Who have you got that could do it?
 
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Good for you, you accidentally set fire to a cardboard box. Oh, wait. What am I saying. That's bad! That's really bad! Your efforts to put out the fire have only been making it worse, you really should call a professional in.

Now I'm going to get out of here before the fire spreads, and you'd better get to a phone and dial 911/999/whatever the emergency service's number is around here. I don't care who you get. Who do you want to save the day?
 
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Good for you, you accidentally set fire to a cardboard box. Oh, wait. What am I saying. That's bad! That's really bad! Your efforts to put out the fire have only been making it worse, you really should call a professional in.

Now I'm going to get out of here before the fire spreads, and you'd better get to a phone and dial 911/999/whatever the emergency service's number is around here. I don't care who you get. Who do you want to save the day?
 
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All of these characters are known to be extremely clumsy to the point that their mere presence causes all kinds of trouble, but who would you most dread having to spend a day with?

Discuss here.
 
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Remakes aren't always a bad thing. Sometimes revisiting an older film and bringing something new can create something just as good if not better. However, there are a few movies that are already perfect as they are and should not be revisited.

Now if you heard Hollywood was remaking one of these movies, which would immediately prompt you to put on a pair of sunglasses, burst into the studio brandishing a twelve-gauge shotgun and yelling "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubblegum!" before firing at everyone who green-lighted it?

You can see the board here.
 
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Discuss here.
 
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This list contains many famous people who are Canadian. They are not listed in any particular order.
 
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What's that? You want to go on an adventure through space and time. Well that might be a bit difficult since first we'll need some way of getting out of the present. Now how do you propose to do that?

You can see the board here.
 
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Admit it, you've always wanted to go to Jupiter. After all, who wouldn't want to go to a dense planet made up mostly of liquid hydrogen. So let's go have some fun times around Jupiter!

As for how to get there and what to do, which of these travel packages would you prefer?

You can see the board here.
 
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You've got a strange case involving a series of crimes on both sides of the border, and the United States and Canada each have only one cop they can spare to help you.

Both are tough cops with a similar name, both know how to use a gun, and both get the job done. Who would you rather have for a partner?

Discuss here.
 
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Most astronauts usually favor practicality over attractiveness, but that doesn't mean they can't look good while working in space. Which of these brave men and women looks best in their suit?

You can see the board here.
 
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Out of a variety of different military figures from a variety of films and television, who would you say sets the best example by which to follow.

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They say a Captain of a ship can perform a wedding. Technically that's not true, but it can still make for a spectacle. Both of these films saw a couple in love try to take advantage of this old idea under some very unusual circumstances. Which one was the most romantic?

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Both were the stars of critically-acclaimed science fiction movies released a few years apart. Both were astronauts cut off from Earth for an extended period of time and had to rely mostly on themselves to get home, all the while having to overcome personal issues that made returning even harder. Out of these two brave individuals, whose story was more nerve-racking?

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For centuries we have tried to answer the ultimate question, to figure out the meaning of life, the universe, and everything. Well, several people have tried, so what do you think is correct?
 
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You're at a party with a bunch of guests, and your host asks you if you want something to drink. A few of your fellow guests approach and recommend their favorites, so what would you order?

You can see the board here.
 
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Good for you! You built a working radar dish in your backyard out of a cardboard box and some duct tape and successfully made contact with extraterrestrial life. Unfortunately that alien life turned out to be extremely dangerous and now it's coming to get you. If you're going to have any chance you don't want to be alone, so who do you want to rely on to help you get out of this predicament?

You can see the board here.
 
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You have a supernatural monster wreaking havoc. Who would you rather trust to help you stop it.

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Both these movies were produced by mainstream Hollywood, nominated for Oscars, and centered around the relationship between a homosexual couple, but which of the relationships was the more interesting of the two?

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Until fairly recently the army has had been very exclusive towards who is allowed to join. With greater gender equality it is slowly becoming more common for women to join and get their chances to prove themselves just as good as the men.

Some of you may recall I have made military-themed polls before, but a major problem with such polls, especially character-based ones, is the lack of gender diversity.

So who among these military ladies is the toughest, the best example of a girl who shows she is every bit as capable as the men?

You can see the board here.
 
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The Western has always been a very male genre, probably because movies within it are often set at a period in history when women didn't access to the same rights as men. Usually the protagonists are therefore men, but once in a while you get an exception to the rule.

Which of these fine Western ladies is the perfect example of a girl every bit as tough as the men?

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Well, it's time for an epic showdown between the two fastest guns in the West: The Man With No Name and the Wacko Kid. Who do you think would win?

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Here are two of the greatest contemporary directors of weird movies... and they're both named David. Between deformed babies, massive bodily horror, surreal and incomprehensible plots, tumor-inducing television transmissions, characters inexplicably switching places, a game within a game within a game, a sex-crazed psychopath, giant bugs that speak out of their anuses, sitcom rabbits, the decreasing sanity of two identical twins, an old man driving a lawnmower, a society that finds car crashes to be erotic, and a few period pieces; it is clear that both of these men have some really weird stuff going on in their work. But who is weirdest of all.

You can see the board here.
 
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Good job! you've passed your training to become an astronaut and now you're ready for your first mission. There's a lot of good choices and a number of crews willing to take you, so who do you want to join.

You can see the board here.
 
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You're back from your expedition across the final frontier, and now it's time to find some new work, something a bit more ordinary. What sort of line of work would appeal to you?

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Good for you. You've been practicing hard dueling against a cardboard box and now you're ready to face a professional. Unfortunately, now that you've seen your potential opponents, that might not be such a great idea. Who would you least want to get into a fight with?
 
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Well, it seems that you accidentally got too deep into something big, and the only way to get out is to get to the bottom of these strange events.

The trouble is you're a terrible detective and you can't go to the police because you've been framed for the theft of a cardboard box, so who do you want on your side to help you figure out what the heck is going on?

You can see the board here.
 
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So we have two characters named "Bones" who are both brilliant individuals with intricate knowledge of human anatomy. Who would you rather have as an ally?

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Good for you. You've made it through intense training and got put out on the police force. It's going to get rough and there's a lot more criminals than you'll be able to catch with a cardboard box, so who do you want for a partner?

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Many war films have powerful meanings, but one of the most important components to any film is the ending. Some films manage to have a very unique or memorable ending to them, and out of those icons, which would you say is the most emotionally moving?

WARNING: This poll contains massive spoilers to several famous war movies.

You can see the board here.
 
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Good for you. You managed to follow in the footsteps of Wallace and Gromit and built a rocket in your basement out of a cardboard box and some duct tape. Now the question is, what are we going to do with it? We can go into space, but what other worlds would you want to visit?

You can see the board here.
 
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This list contains a number of movies that are based on or inspired by events that really happened, in no particular order.
 
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Good for you! Using nothing but a cardboard box and some duct tape you managed to find a really valuable resource! Now obviously you're not going to go mining for it on your own, so who do you want to get to help?

You can see the board here.
 
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Good for you. You built a working spaceship out of a cardboard box and some duct tape. Unfortunately, something's gone wrong and you're stuck in outer space by yourself.

Fortunately, you were able to contact another spaceship with some people who have been in a similar predicament before. Who would you like to keep you company and perhaps even help you find a way home?

You can see the board here.
 
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Good for you. You somehow managed to cause a zombie apocalypse using nothing but a cardboard box and some duct tape. Wait, what am I saying? That's not a good thing. That's a really, REALLY bad thing.

Okay, now that you're in this mess, and we're stuck in a post apocalyptic world, you're going to have to make the best of it. A good idea might be to find yourself an ally, but who can you trust in this world to help you stay alive?

You can see the board here.
 
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These are those final episodes of a really great TV show that leave you wanting more and being unable to attain it.

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Everybody Loves Bow ties. Well, some people anyway. Okay, most people don't like bow ties but there are some people who can pull it off. Who do you think looks the coolest rocking a bow tie?

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Hard science fiction is an interesting genre, the type where every effort is made to appear as realistic as possible by the information available.

Of course, there is one film that stands out as one of the all-time greatest masterpieces of hard science fiction. I am of course talking about Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Of course, there wouldn't be much point in making this list since I know everyone will just vote for that movie, so to make things more interesting I'm not going to let you take the easy way out.

You can see the board here.
 
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Which of these works prominently featuring conventional rockets is your favorite?

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So you want to commit a nefarious crime, huh? Well, you're not going to get very far as is, so why don't you put down that cardboard box and hire a professional to help you out. Who do you think could do the job?

You can see the board here.
 
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Good for you! With some help from your old Western buddy you managed to repair your time machine (and invented cardboard boxes and duct tape in the process). Unfortunately the machine is still faulty and now only travels in time, so you're still stuck in the West. If you're going to survive long enough to get out of here you don't want to be alone, so who do you want watching your back now.

You can see the board here.
 
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They got you. They got you. They got you as a new recruit. The Navy didn't turn out quite like you thought, but look on the bright side since you get to make a really big choice. You're going to be assigned to a ship and you get to decide whose command you wish to serve under. Who would you choose?

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Well, it's Winter and it's snowing. That's great, right? I mean, what's the worst thing that could happen?

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Out of a selection of law enforcement officers from a variety of films and television, who would you say sets the best example by which to follow?

You can discuss the poll here
 
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Out of a variety of FBI Agents from a variety of movies and television, who would you think sets the best example by which to follow?

You can discuss the poll here.
 
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Out of a variety of religious practitioners from movies and television, who would you say sets the best example by which to follow?

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Out of a variety of nautical figures from a selection of different movies and TV shows, who would you think sets the best example by which to follow?

You can discuss the poll here
 
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Good for you! You built a time machine in your basement out of a cardboard box and some duct tape.

Unfortunately it broke down as soon as you tried to use it and now you're stuck in the lawless world of the old Wild West. It's a dangerous world out there so if you want to survive you don't want to be alone. Who would you want watching your back?

You can discuss the poll here
 
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I was planning to give the first one some time before I post this as an actual suggestion, but if you're reading this before it is actually posted I had the idea to try making a sequel to my successful poll "Which of these Astronauts is the Best Role Model", since there were a lot of characters who didn't make the cut the first time round and probably even more that I missed.

If you're like to make suggestions, no problem. If you really can't wait to vote you can do so in the comments.
 
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Out of a variety of astronauts from various films and television who would you think sets the best example by which to follow?


You can see the board here
 
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Admit it, you've always wanted to go to the moon! Who wouldn't want to go to a great big isolated rock in orbit around our planet with no atmosphere. So let's go have some fun times on the Lunar Surface!

What's that? How are we going to get there? What are we going to do there? Those are good questions. Well, each of these films all provide a means to getting there and something to do when we arrive. Which option would you prefer?

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The not-so-long awaited sequel to my classic poll Favourite Male-Dominated Science Fiction Movie?

You can discuss the poll here
 
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These are a list of films within the science fiction genre (though many of them are older) which feature a predominantly if not entirely male cast with few to no major female characters. There were a lot of these at one point, so which ones do you like?

I probably won't be able to get every single film ever made. If your favorite doesn't make the list, you can pick your second favorite. If that didn't make the list either than just pick one you like.

You can see the thread here
 
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Admit it, you've always wanted to go to Mars. After all, who wouldn't want to go to a barren and probably lifeless planet several hundred miles away from Earth with a very thin and unbreathable atmosphere. So let's go have some fun times on the Martian surface!

What's that? How are we going to get there? What do are we going to do there? Those are good questions. How would you want to get there and what would you want to do when you arrived?

You can see the board here
 
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Admit it, you've always wanted to go to Venus! Who wouldn't want to go to a planet with an atmosphere made up of 95% carbon dioxide and a runaway greenhouse effect that average temperatures hot enough to melt lead. So let's go have some fun times on the Venusian Surface if you can take the heat!

What's that? How are we going to get there? What are we going to do there? Those are good questions. How would you want to get there? What do you think we should do?
 
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Admit it, you've always wanted to go to the Mercury! Who wouldn't want to go to a great big isolated rock which alternates between scorching hot temperatures by day and maddeningly cold temperatures by night. So let's go have some fun times on Mercury!

What's that? How are we going to get there? What are we going to do there? Those are good questions. How would you want to get there? What do you think we should do?
 
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Some love David Lynch. Others cringe at the mention of his name.
It can't be denied that the guy has some pretty disturbing figures
in his movies, but what is the most terrifying of all?

You can see the thread here
 
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These are a collection of hugely popular films which for some reason I find myself not enjoying.
 
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Space is lonely. There's no doubt about that. To be in space is to isolate yourself from every other human being on the planet, and that is not an easy thing to deal with. These astronauts all had to deal with that in some form or another, and its just a question of who coped best.

You can see the thread here
 
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This list contains many great actors who deserved an Oscar for at least one major film they were in, but never managed to win. If there is anyone you think belongs on this list, feel free to mention it in the comments and I'll put them in.
 
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This list contains a number of Western films, both films which I have already seen, and ones that I would like to see. They are not listed in any particular order.
 
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A collection of science fiction movies I feel are a must-see for anyone interested in the genre. They are not listed in any particular order.
 
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This is a list containing each of the Westerns by legendary Italian director Sergio Leone (I haven't seen his only non-Western Once Upon a Time in America yet so I'm sticking to the Westerns for this one). They are ranked in order from best to worst, not that any of them are particularily bad, just some are not as good as others.
 
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I've already started a few lists intended to create an approximate chronoligical order of war movies, which in turn were inspired by a timeline of World War II films. Being the insane person that I am, I thought I'd try something a bit crazier, an effort to chronologically list Westerns.

Now technically it is impossible to list every western ever made since there's been literally millions of them made since 1903, combined with the fact that not all westerns actually establish a date, but I can still pull out a bunch of films and put them into some form of chronoligical order that can be watched as a sort of "Chronicles of the Wild West".

If you have any films you would like to suggest, feel free to mention them in the comments. It especially helps if the film in question specifies a year or if you can make a logical guess as to when it would take place based on what information is given (I.E. weapons used, references to real-life events, ect.)

You can find more in-depth information on the dates of each films here:

http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000030/nest/180938944
 
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With some help from IMDB users, I have made a pretty good list of Westerns which I tried to put into a chronological order. The topic, which provides more information on the dates for each film, can be viewed here:

http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000030/nest/180938944

I had one long list, and it was a pretty good one, but I thought maybe it would help to organize it a bit more, hence splitting the list into several parts. The original list can be viewed here:

http://www.imdb.com/list/aTwbCHX4r5o/
 
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This is a list of films I have seen about the Vietnam War, ranked in order of best to worst, not that any were terrible, just that some were better than others.
 
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I figured I'd have to make this thing sooner or later. I thought I'd make a start at creating a list of my favorite films. I'll probably have to update this eventually.
 
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I am a big fan of Kubrick and now that I've seen a few of his movies, I thought I'd try my hand at ranking them. Keep in mind that this is only films of his that I have seen, so his earlier ones (Fear and Desire, Killers Kiss, The Killing) will not present, nor will Eyes Wide Shut, Lolita, or Barry Lyndon.
 
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A few months ago, KingLongshanks made a list in which he attempted to chronologically order films based on World War II. The list can be viewed at this link:

http://www.imdb.com/list/UKAt1E8ul88/

I was inspired to try something similar, only here I am dealing with films based on the First World War. It is hard to identify the films by exact dates, so I am mainly basing this on the years in which each film takes place. You are also more than welcome to mention films that I should add in the comments (there are probably a lot of them).
 
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This a list of films which deserved Oscars. Some were nominated and some weren't, but either way they failed to win. If you can think of any titles I should add, you can mention them in the comments.
 
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This list contains directors who deserved to win the Best Director award for a film they made, but failed to win. If there is anyone you think should be on this list, you can mention it in the comments, and I will add them.
 
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A few months ago, someone came up with the idea of creating a timeline in which he attempted to put various World War II movies into an approximate chronological order. I was inspired to do something similar, only in this list I'm using films dealing with the war in Vietnam.
 
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This is a list of actors who did amazing performances in a specific film which deserved an Oscar, but failed to win. If there you are any people who you think should be on here, let me know in the comments and I'll add them in.
 
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a list of 8 titles
This is a list of great films that deserved Oscars, but failed to win. If there are films you feel should be on this list, you can mention them in the comments, and I might add them.
 
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I happen to be a huge fan of the cinematic legend known as Stanley Kubrick. This list contains the films of his which I have currently seen, and they are listed in the order in which I saw them.
 
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I've already listed some of my Oscar picks for the Best Actress, so I thought I'd list some of my choices for Best Actor.
 
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I've already listed some of the people I think should win the Best Actress Award and the Best Actor Award, so here is the list of people I think should be nominated for Best Director.
 
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This is a collection of what I personally think were some of the best films this year. I will also point out that this is only films I have currently seen, so there may be some big ones missing.
 
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This is a list of films that are being released this December that I am interested in seeing
 
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This is a list of films which feature a cast that is, for the most part, entirely male.
 
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This is an incomplete list of some of the best dramas released since the creation of IMDB in 1990. You may have noticed I've missed a number of good movies, largely because this is based mainly on ones I've seen so far.
 
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