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Poll: The Ultimate Cinematic Experience

Here is a collection of experiences, ranging from thrilling to amusing to transcendent. Each has one movie to represent it, though most have been featured in multiple movies. Each experience would be incredible and unforgettable. Which one do you think would be the ultimate cinematic experience?

Discuss the list here

Make Your Choice

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    What Dreams May Come (1998)

    Spending some time in heaven.
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    Constantine (2005)

    Spending some time in hell (don't pretend you're not curious).
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    It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

    Seeing what the world (or your community) would be like if you had never been born.
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    Cold Souls (2009)

    Looking inside your own soul.
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    A Christmas Carol (1938)

    Seeing visions of the past, present, and future of your own life and seeing how they affect those closest to you.
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    Dreamscape (1984)

    Entering someone else's dream.
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    The Time Machine (1960)

    Travelling through time.
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    The Seventh Seal (1957)

    Having a philosophical discourse with Death while playing chess.
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    Multiplicity (1996)

    Having an in-depth conversation with yourself.
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    Dark City (1998)

    Reading someone else's mind.
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    Aladdin (1992)

    Having wishes granted.
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    Groundhog Day (1993)

    Reliving a day in your life (not necessarily of your choice).
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    Big (1988)

    Experiencing a portion of life as an older version of yourself.
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    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

    Entering a fantasy world (remember, they tend to be highly dangerous).
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    Fire in the Sky (1993)

    Being abducted by aliens (assuming they don't do to you what they did to this poor guy).
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    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

    Travelling in space.
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    The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

    Saving the world (or some portion of it) from destruction.
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    Dances with Wolves (1990)

    Becoming part of a culture that is completely different from your own.
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    The Passenger (1975)

    Assuming someone else's identity (provided that it makes for a more interesting story than this one).
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    Being John Malkovich (1999)

    Temporarily becoming a certain celebrity, not necessarily of your choice.
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    James and the Giant Peach (1996)

    Entering a cartoon world and becoming a cartoon version of yourself.
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    Back to the Future (1985)

    Meeting your parents when they were young.
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    Rock Star (2001)

    Performing with your favorite band/singer/musician.
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    Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

    Going on a crash-course tour of the world (not necessarily lasting eighty days).
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    Peter Pan (1953)

    Flying through the air.
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    The Invisible Man (1933)

    Becoming invisible (hopefully temporarily).
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    The Natural (1984)

    Hitting the big home run/Making the big play/Winning the game/Saving the day in some respect and having everyone cheer for you.
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    Millions (2004)

    Deciding how to spend a few million pounds/dollars/euros/whatever in only a few days.
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    Office Space (1999)

    Going to work and doing exactly what you feel like doing, without regarding the consequences or your bosses.
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    West Side Story (1961)

    Spontaneously bursting into song in public and having others join you, complete with music and choreography.
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    Defendor (2009)

    Trying your hand at being a superhero.
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    Get Low (2009)

    Attending your own funeral.
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    Network (1976)

    Going on live television and ranting about everything that makes you mad.
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    Beetlejuice (1988)

    Haunting someone you highly dislike.
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    The Princess Bride (1987)

    Coming to the rescue of someone you are attracted to.

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