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Year by Year Polls: 1966 (RESULTS)

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Post by gromit82 » November 16th, 2020, 5:39 am

ICM Forum's Favorite Films from 1966


There were 56 voters and 236 different films voted for in this poll. The table below shows all films that received at least 25 points.

Rank Title AKA Director Points Received Number of Ballots Number of IMDB Votes Link
1 Persona Ingmar Bergman 562 39 100778 :imdb:
2 Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Sergio Leone 499.5 38 679468 :imdb:
3 Andrey Rublev Andrei Rublev Andrei Tarkovsky 466 34 45765 :imdb:
4 La battaglia di Algeri The Battle of Algiers Gillo Pontecorvo 431.5 35 52039 :imdb:
5 Blowup Michelangelo Antonioni 378 34 55677 :imdb:
6 Au hasard Balthazar Robert Bresson 337 26 17630 :imdb:
7 Seconds John Frankenheimer 319 29 16291 :imdb:
8 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Mike Nichols 297 25 68343 :imdb:
9 Kocár do Vídne Carriage to Vienna Karel Kachyna 219 25 649 :imdb:
10 Sedmikrásky Daisies Vera Chytilová 216 15 10000 :imdb:
11 Tanin no kao The Face of Another Hiroshi Teshigahara 214 20 7274 :imdb:
12 Ostre sledované vlaky Closely Watched Trains Jirí Menzel 186.5 18 11289 :imdb:
13 La noire de... Black Girl Ousmane Sembene 180.5 22 3453 :imdb:
14 The War Game Peter Watkins 171 12 6203 :imdb:
15 Dai-bosatsu tôge The Sword of Doom Kihachi Okamoto 151 15 9457 :imdb:
16 Akai tenshi The Red Angel Yasuzô Masumura 149 16 1236 :imdb:
17 Sult Hunger Henning Carlsen 138 12 2802 :imdb:
18 Voyna i mir War and Peace Sergey Bondarchuk 127 9 6270 :imdb:
19 Szegénylegények The Round-Up Miklós Jancsó 126.5 15 2492 :imdb:
20 Le deuxième souffle Second Breath Jean-Pierre Melville 116.5 10 5380 :imdb:
21 Un homme et une femme A Man and a Woman Claude Lelouch 109 9 9590 :imdb:
22 La prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV The Taking of Power by Louis XIV Roberto Rossellini 104 10 1348 :imdb:
23 A Man for All Seasons Fred Zinnemann 98.5 12 30860 :imdb:
24 Onna no mizûmi Woman of the Lake Yoshishige Yoshida 97 10 568 :imdb:
25 Cul-de-sac Roman Polanski 96 11 11646 :imdb:
26 La religieuse The Nun Jacques Rivette 93 9 2310 :imdb:
27 Krylya Wings Larisa Shepitko 92.5 16 1632 :imdb:
28 Masculin féminin Masculine-Feminine Jean-Luc Godard 90 14 12451 :imdb:
29 Fahrenheit 451 François Truffaut 87.5 10 40806 :imdb:
30 The Shooting Monte Hellman 77 10 4417 :imdb:
31 O fovos The Fear Kostas Manoussakis 76.5 9 237 :imdb:
32 Uccellacci e uccellini The Hawks and the Sparrows Pier Paolo Pasolini 73 8 4192 :imdb:
33 La muerte de un burócrata Death of a Bureaucrat Tomás Gutiérrez Alea 72.5 7 1086 :imdb:
34 Django Sergio Corbucci 70 11 24504 :imdb:
35 How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Chuck Jones 64 7 43516 :imdb:
36 Faraon Pharaoh Jerzy Kawalerowicz 63 5 1681 :imdb:
37 Da zui xia Come Drink with Me King Hu 61.5 8 3729 :imdb:
38 The Professionals Richard Brooks 61 6 13821 :imdb:
39 Meandre Meanders Mircea Saucan 60.5 5 127 :imdb:
40 Nayak The Hero Satyajit Ray 59 8 3322 :imdb:
41 Tôkyô nagaremono Tokyo Drifter Seijun Suzuki 57 10 7527 :imdb:
41 Incompreso (Vita col figlio) Misunderstood Luigi Comencini 57 6 928 :imdb:
43 The Fortune Cookie Billy Wilder 54 6 12540 :imdb:
44 The Chase Arthur Penn 53 5 10211 :imdb:
45 Chelsea Girls Paul Morrissey, Andy Warhol 52 5 1192 :imdb:
46 Un uomo a metà Almost a Man Vittorio De Seta 50.5 5 149 :imdb:
47 Spur der Steine Frank Beyer 49.5 6 807 :imdb:
48 Onna no naka ni iru tanin The Stranger Within a Woman Mikio Naruse 49 6 325 :imdb:
49 Torn Curtain Alfred Hitchcock 48.5 6 24371 :imdb:
50 Ming Green Gregory J. Markopoulos 47 3 132 :imdb:
51 Ritzar bez bronya Borislav Sharaliev 46 8 305 :imdb:
51 Trans-Europ-Express Alain Robbe-Grillet 46 5 1496 :imdb:
51 Mademoiselle Tony Richardson 46 3 1118 :imdb:
54 Alfie Lewis Gilbert 44 4 13355 :imdb:
55 Käpy selän alla Skin, Skin Mikko Niskanen 40 4 667 :imdb:
58 O slavnosti a hostech A Report on the Party and Guests Jan Nemec 39 8 1382 :imdb:
56 Ride in the Whirlwind Monte Hellman 39 5 3110 :imdb:
56 Ukamau And So It Is Jorge Sanjinés 39 4 180 :imdb:
59 The Sun and Richard Lippold Leo Hurwitz 37 3 24 :imdb:
60 Fantastic Voyage Richard Fleischer 36 5 16888 :imdb:
60 Kdo chce zabít Jessii? Who Wants to Kill Jessie? Václav Vorlícek 36 4 938 :imdb:
62 Operazione paura Kill Baby, Kill Mario Bava 35.5 4 5848 :imdb:
63 Der junge Törless Young Torless Volker Schlöndorff 34 5 2132 :imdb:
63 Lord Love a Duck George Axelrod 34 3 1521 :imdb:
63 La grande vadrouille Gérard Oury 34 3 15774 :imdb:
66 How to Steal a Million William Wyler 32 2 24433 :imdb:
67 La guerre est finie The War Is Over Alain Resnais 30 4 1992 :imdb:
67 Shokei no shima Captive's Island Masahiro Shinoda 30 3 175 :imdb:
67 Tung Bruce Baillie 30 2 91 :imdb:
70 Breakaway Bruce Conner 29.5 2 343 :imdb:
71 La resa dei conti The Big Gundown Sergio Sollima 29 3 5272 :imdb:
72 Gohiki no shinshi Cash Calls Hell Hideo Gosha 28.5 2 252 :imdb:
73 The Sand Pebbles Robert Wise 28 3 13371 :imdb:
74 7 Women John Ford 27.5 3 2106 :imdb:
75 Predvecerje Eduard Galic 27 2 26 :imdb:
75 Batman: The Movie Leslie H. Martinson 27 2 29454 :imdb:
77 All My Life Bruce Baillie 26.5 5 620 :imdb:
77 Unsere Afrikareise Peter Kubelka 26.5 3 679 :imdb:
79 Tobenai chinmoku Silence Has No Wings Kazuo Kuroki 26 6 330 :imdb:
80 De man die zijn haar kort liet knippen The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short André Delvaux 26 3 774 :imdb:
81 Nevada Smith Henry Hathaway 25.5 4 7443 :imdb:
81 Lapis James Whitney 25.5 2 344 :imdb:
83 Yûkoku Patriotism Masaki Dômoto, Yukio Mishima 25 3 1547 :imdb:
83 Rikugun Nakano gakko Nakano Spy School Yasuzô Masumura 25 2 96 :imdb:


Films that received 1st-place votes
(ranked in order of number of first-place votes received, then by total points received)

12 - Persona - Caracortada, DudeLanez, Ivan0716, jeff_v, joachimt, maxwelldeux, Melvelet, MoTH, PeacefulAnarchy, perceval, St. Gloede, zomgmouse
9 - Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo - 1SO, AB537, blocho, Eve-Lang-El-Coup, Gordon_Gekko, mightysparks, morrison-dylan-fan, Smoover, Teproc
5 - Andrey Rublev - filmbantha, klaus78, leonor, Lonewolf2003, prodigalgodson
4 - Blowup - hurluberlu, Opio, outdoorcats, peeptoad
3 - Sedmikrásky - brokenface, nimimerkillinen, OldAle1
3 - Voyna i mir - lineuphere, Rufus-T, Traveller
2 - La battaglia di Algeri - Mysterious Dude, Obgeoff
2 - Au hasard Balthazar - connordenney, Dolwphin
1 - Tanin no kao - sol
1 - Ostre sledované vlaky - ororama
1 - The War Game - Fergenaprido
1 - Dai-bosatsu tôge - matthewscott8
1 - A Man for All Seasons - gromit82
1 - Krylya - beavis
1 - O fovos - Mario Gaborović
1 - Mademoiselle - pitchorneirda
1 - Carry On Screaming! - zzzorf (2 ballots, 21 points)
1 - Boy with Cat - rnilsson19 (1 ballot, 20 points)
1 - Ray Gun Virus - insomnius (1 ballot, 20 points)
1 - Autrefois J'ai aime une femme - lynchs (1 ballot, 19 points)

The following voters submitted unranked ballots:
Angel Glez
cayado-coro
Lilarcor
RogerTheMovieManiac88

And the awards go to …

Oscars
08. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
23. A Man for All Seasons (winner)
54. Alfie
73. The Sand Pebbles
119. The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (2 ballots, 14 points)

Cannes
21. Un homme et une femme
xx. Signore & signori / The Birds, the Bees and the Italians (no ballots)

05. Blowup (1967 Palme d’Or winner)

Berlin
25. Cul-de-sac

Venice
04. La battaglia di Algeri

Shorts
The following works under 45 minutes long made the main list:
35. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
50. Ming Green
59. The Sun and Richard Lippold
67. Tung
70. Breakaway
75. Predvecerje
77. All My Life
77. Unsere Afrikareise
81. Lapis

Your mileage may vary
The following eligible titles are well-known (over 8,000 votes) and reasonably well-liked (average rating of 7.0 or higher) by IMDb users, but they didn't make a big impression here:

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (over 16,000 votes, 2 ballots, 13 points)
Grand Prix (over 8,000 votes, no ballots)

I should note that El Dorado is now listed as a 1966 film by IMDb, but it was listed as a 1967 film for most of the voting period (and thus received no votes), and I’m a bit skeptical of the idea that it was first released in Japan in December 1966, six months before its U.S. release. The next time we poll 1967, I recommend that El Dorado be eligible for that poll, if indeed IMDb doesn’t move it back to 1967 by then.

The next poll will be for 1944, and the one after that will be for 1980.

Thanks to everyone who voted!

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#2

Post by gromit82 » November 16th, 2020, 5:48 am

The results can be found as a list at:
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+ ... /gromit82/

All films receiving votes can be found at:
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls086925346/

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » November 16th, 2020, 5:57 am

Thanks for counting my very late ballot, gromit! I was feeling rubbish all weekend and put off posting on a couple of occasions. I hope I didn't throw too much of a spanner into the works...

Nice to see that my votes aided 'Ukamau' and 'Meandre'! Two great films there. And a couple of the shorts as well, from Conner and Whitney. I should have perhaps found a space in my list for a Baillie, in light of his recent death. I found it really hard to cut my list down to a mere twenty! I prevaricated and agonised over quite a few exclusions.

It was a pretty great year for short films.

Thanks for the results!
That's all, folks!

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Post by gromit82 » November 16th, 2020, 6:00 am

One ballot could not be counted because it didn't include any URLs.

Aldo Tambellini's Black Video 1 was listed on a ballot, but it couldn't be counted because it's not listed in IMDb. If it had been counted, none of the rankings on the main list would have changed, although Un uomo a metà would have received an additional 0.5 points while still remaining at #46.

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Post by blocho » November 16th, 2020, 7:19 am

Just a brilliant year. Thanks for the results, Gromit.

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Post by Angel Glez » November 16th, 2020, 12:24 pm

Top 6 is TSPDT's top 6 so SECONDS is the big winner here. :P

Damn, no Spanish films! I knew that SOUND OF HORROR, THE BOUNTY HUNTER or MISS MUERTE did not have a chance but I expected at least Saura's THE HUNT. :pinch:

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Post by St. Gloede » November 16th, 2020, 2:52 pm

Some nice surprises here, like Carriage to Vienna getting into the top 10, Woman of the Lake making the top 25 and Meandre managing to get solid exposure. There are films I never got the love for of course, like La prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV, but overall this is a display of just how strong the 60s were.

Seen 64/84, and the top 5 to see are:

O Favos
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Faraon
The Fortune Cookie
The Chase

From these I definitely want to see O Favos and Faraon(though I'm not a big fan of Kawalerowicz, which is why I'm yet to get around to it).

I am also really interested in Almost a Man and Ritzar bez bronya (which I've had high on my watchlist for a while).

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Post by Rufus-T » November 16th, 2020, 7:03 pm

I had a weird dream last night. I was recruited into some medical test. I was hooked onto IV. I was told that I would be there for awhile, so I can pick a film to watch while waiting. For some reason, I picked Andrey Rublev. I don't know why.

Anyway, very interesting list. The only new film I watched for the poll was The War Game. I highly recommended for those who didn't see it. You can find it in Archive.org. Voyna i mir ranked a bit low, I hope it will do better in the future 1966 poll.

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » November 16th, 2020, 7:51 pm

Thanks for the results Gromit.

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Post by Dolwphin » November 16th, 2020, 11:40 pm

Angel Glez wrote:
November 16th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Top 6 is TSPDT's top 6 so SECONDS is the big winner here. :P

Damn, no Spanish films! I knew that SOUND OF HORROR, THE BOUNTY HUNTER or MISS MUERTE did not have a chance but I expected at least Saura's THE HUNT. :pinch:
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Post by Lonewolf2003 » November 17th, 2020, 9:48 am

Thanks Grommit :thumbsup:

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » November 17th, 2020, 9:48 am

Thanks Grommit :thumbsup:

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Post by pitchorneirda » November 17th, 2020, 10:31 am

Thanks Gromit!

I'm sad Paddle to the Sea didn't make it to the main list
But good top 10 overall, only 4 (Rublev, Blowup, Seconds, Carriage to Vienna) I voted for but I have no real dislike which is already a victory in itself
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Post by 1SO » November 17th, 2020, 8:01 pm

gromit82 wrote:
November 16th, 2020, 5:39 am
I should note that El Dorado is now listed as a 1966 film by IMDb, but it was listed as a 1967 film for most of the voting period (and thus received no votes), and I’m a bit skeptical of the idea that it was first released in Japan in December 1966, six months before its U.S. release. The next time we poll 1967, I recommend that El Dorado be eligible for that poll, if indeed IMDb doesn’t move it back to 1967 by then.
Bah! El Dorado would've been my #2

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Post by lynchs » November 18th, 2020, 2:13 pm

gromit82 wrote:
November 16th, 2020, 6:00 am
One ballot could not be counted because it didn't include any URLs.

Aldo Tambellini's Black Video 1 was listed on a ballot, but it couldn't be counted because it's not listed in IMDb. If it had been counted, none of the rankings on the main list would have changed, although Un uomo a metà would have received an additional 0.5 points while still remaining at #46.
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Post by prodigalgodson » November 23rd, 2020, 5:43 am

Groovy, cheers gromit.

Duck needs more love tho

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