The Stephen Frears Poll Reduxby Harbottle-64 | created - 08 Sep 2013 | updated - 08 Sep 2013 | Public
Rightfully heading all polls at the IMDB and at the forefront of modern history, "The Stephen Frears Poll" (as Benedict Cumberbingblangblung once called it) was handed down from father to son and mother to daughter in the latter half of the 20th century. Now here is your chance to enjoy again and relive the wonder and miracle that is, The Stephen Frears Poll.
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1. Philomena (2013)
PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.
Votes: 89,346 | Gross: $37.71M
I'm just waiting for this one!
2. Lay the Favorite (2012)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Ex-private dancer Beth aspires to be a Las Vegas cocktail waitress, when she falls in with Dink, a sports gambler. Sparks fly as she proves to be something of a gambling prodigy--much to the ire of Dink's wife, Tulip.
Votes: 10,668 | Gross: $0.02M
3. Tamara Drewe (2010)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young newspaper writer returns to her hometown in the English countryside, where her childhood home is being prepped for sale.
Votes: 19,508 | Gross: $0.56M
4. Chéri (2009)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The son of a courtesan retreats into a fantasy world after being forced to end his relationship with the older woman who educated him in the ways of love.
Votes: 10,083 | Gross: $2.71M
5. The Queen (2006)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 98,538 | Gross: $56.44M
6. Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Laura Henderson buys an old London theater and opens it up as the Windmill, a performance hall which goes down in history for, among other things, its all-nude revues.
Votes: 14,663 | Gross: $11.03M
11. The Van (1996)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
Set in the fictional Dublin suburb of Barrytown, Bimbo is a baker who loses his job after being made redundant. Bimbo then acquires the help of his best friend, Larry, to set up a successful burger van.
Votes: 3,988 | Gross: $0.62M
14. The Grifters (1990)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A small-time conman has torn loyalties between his estranged mother and new girlfriend--both of whom are high-stakes grifters with their own angles to play.
Votes: 23,782 | Gross: $13.45M
16. Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)
101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people, and sleep with ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,299 | Gross: $1.20M
17. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
R | 105 min | Biography, Drama
This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,287 | Gross: $1.65M
18. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An ambitious Pakistani Briton and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope when they open a glamorous laundromat.
Votes: 13,050 | Gross: $2.45M
19. The Hit (1984)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Ten years later, after ratting on his old mobster friends in exchange for personal immunity, two hit men drive a hardened criminal to Paris for his execution. However, while on the way, whatever can go wrong, does go wrong.
Votes: 6,600 | Gross: $0.88M
20. Gumshoe (1971)
GP | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Inspired by his love for Dashiell Hammett novels, nightclub comedian Eddie Ginley puts an ad in the paper as a private eye. The case he gets turns out to be a strange setup and as he digs to the bottom of it his life starts falling apart.