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Year by Year Polls: 1978 (RESULTS)

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Year by Year Polls: 1978 (RESULTS)

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ICM Forum's Favorite Films from 1978


There were 53 voters and 246 different films voted for in this poll. The table below shows all films that received at least 20.5 points.

RankTitleAKADirectorPoints ReceivedNumber of BallotsNumber of IMDB VotesLink
1The Deer HunterMichael Cimino354.532319,682:imdb:
2Days of HeavenTerrence Malick345.53054,583:imdb:
3HöstsonatenAutumn SonataIngmar Bergman338.02929,709:imdb:
4Dawn of the DeadGeorge A. Romero295.030114,119:imdb:
5Invasion of the Body SnatchersPhilip Kaufman275.52755,113:imdb:
6HalloweenJohn Carpenter248.022239,311:imdb:
7L'albero degli zoccoliThe Tree of Wooden ClogsErmanno Olmi213.5195,643:imdb:
8Watership DownMartin Rosen176.01834,619:imdb:
9Killer of SheepCharles Burnett171.0206,257:imdb:
10In einem Jahr mit 13 MondenIn a Year with 13 MoonsRainer Werner Fassbinder169.0163,810:imdb:
11L'hypothèse du tableau voléRaoul Ruiz157.0141,028:imdb:
12GreaseRandal Kleiser154.512249,877:imdb:
13Blue CollarPaul Schrader146.5157,721:imdb:
14Les rendez-vous d'AnnaThe Meetings of AnnaChantal Akerman142.5131,536:imdb:
15The Silent PartnerDaryl Duke137.0145,836:imdb:
16Midnight ExpressAlan Parker134.01475,580:imdb:
17Ai no bôreiEmpire of PassionNagisa Ôshima124.0133,975:imdb:
18Panna a netvorBeauty and the BeastJuraj Herz118.5131,238:imdb:
19The Chant of Jimmie BlacksmithFred Schepisi112.0122,008:imdb:
20The DriverWalter Hill111.51215,054:imdb:
21SupermanRichard Donner109.512164,300:imdb:
22Shao Lin san shi liu fangThe 36th Chamber of ShaolinChia-Liang Liu107.51415,450:imdb:
23Perceval le GalloisPercevalÉric Rohmer94.091,223:imdb:
24Gates of HeavenErrol Morris92.085,628:imdb:
25GirlfriendsClaudia Weill91.0101,992:imdb:
26Death on the NileJohn Guillermin88.0929,866:imdb:
26Pretty BabyLouis Malle88.0810,059:imdb:
28InteriorsWoody Allen82.01018,824:imdb:
28A WeddingRobert Altman82.063,328:imdb:
30Straight TimeUlu Grosbard81.088,025:imdb:
31Passe ton bac d'abord...Graduate FirstMaurice Pialat77.07787:imdb:
32Préparez vos mouchoirsGet Out Your HandkerchiefsBertrand Blier76.093,652:imdb:
33Brutal ArdourManuel Huerga75.5629:imdb:
34Special DeliveryJohn Weldon, Eunice Macaulay65.06996:imdb:
34An Unmarried WomanPaul Mazursky65.054,982:imdb:
36The Last WaltzMartin Scorsese62.0716,783:imdb:
37National Lampoon's Animal HouseJohn Landis60.08114,629:imdb:
38The FuryBrian De Palma58.0714,153:imdb:
39The Scenic RouteMark Rappaport56.05197:imdb:
40Zui quanDrunken MasterWoo-Ping Yuen54.0837,913:imdb:
41Vertical Features RemakePeter Greenaway52.56601:imdb:
42ConnectionsMick Jackson50.031,097:imdb:
43My Way HomeBill Douglas45.05702:imdb:
44El lugar sin límitesHell Without LimitsArturo Ripstein43.051,125:imdb:
45FedoraBilly Wilder42.544,232:imdb:
46Le dossier 51Dossier 51Michel Deville40.04771:imdb:
47Day of the WomanI Spit on Your GraveMeir Zarchi39.0426,609:imdb:
47Les raisins de la mortThe Grapes of DeathJean Rollin39.042,213:imdb:
49Coming HomeHal Ashby38.5512,735:imdb:
50Cristaux liquidesLiquid CrystalsJean Painlevé38.05385:imdb:
50Violette NozièreVioletteClaude Chabrol38.042,192:imdb:
52Up in SmokeLou Adler36.0336,878:imdb:
53The ShoutJerzy Skolimowski34.043,991:imdb:
53FingersJames Toback34.032,408:imdb:
55Long WeekendColin Eggleston33.064,778:imdb:
56The Whole Shootin' MatchEagle Pennell31.55255:imdb:
57In girum imus nocte et consumimur igniGuy Debord31.05264:imdb:
57Par desmit minutem vecaksTen Minutes OlderHerz Frank31.02642:imdb:
59La chambre verteThe Green RoomFrançois Truffaut30.042,813:imdb:
59DespairRainer Werner Fassbinder30.042,158:imdb:
59The Lord of the RingsRalph Bakshi30.0330,937:imdb:
62I Wanna Hold Your HandRobert Zemeckis29.034,631:imdb:
62Zwischen zwei KriegenBetween Two WarsHarun Farocki29.0238:imdb:
64Floor ShowRichard Myers28.525:imdb:
65Foul PlayColin Higgins28.0414,253:imdb:
66Amor de Perdição: Memórias de uma FamíliaIll-Fated LoveManoel de Oliveira27.02280:imdb:
67Eyes of Laura MarsIrvin Kershner27.029,316:imdb:
68Agarrando puebloCarlos Mayolo, Luis Ospina26.03861:imdb:
68The First Great Train RobberyThe Great Train RobberyMichael Crichton26.0316,566:imdb:
68Zhong hua zhang fuHeroes of the EastChia-Liang Liu26.022,067:imdb:
71Jaws 2Jeannot Szwarc24.0372,901:imdb:
71KichikuThe DemonYoshitarô Nomura24.03752:imdb:
71Wu duFive Deadly VenomsCheh Chang24.036,803:imdb:
74Gradiva Esquisse IRaymonde Carasco23.5240:imdb:
75The Boys in Company CSidney J. Furie23.023,061:imdb:
75Enigma: NazoToshio Matsumoto23.0297:imdb:
75Remember My NameAlan Rudolph23.021,121:imdb:
78Who'll Stop the RainKarel Reisz22.532,667:imdb:
79HolocaustMarvin J. Chomsky22.024,670:imdb:
80Ang tatay kong nanayLino Brocka21.5272:imdb:
81PiranhaJoe Dante21.0419,828:imdb:
81Se ying diu sauSnake in the Eagle's ShadowWoo-Ping Yuen21.0311,025:imdb:
81Always for PleasureLes Blank21.02439:imdb:
81Amore, piombo e furoreChina 9, Liberty 37Monte Hellman21.021,058:imdb:
81Go Tell the SpartansTed Post21.022,601:imdb:
81Las palabras de MaxWhat Max SaidEmilio Martínez Lázaro21.0288:imdb:
87Roulement, rouerie, aubageRose Lowder20.5220:imdb:


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

6 - Days of Heaven - connordenney, hurluberlu, Lonewolf2003, outdoorcats, Silga, Traveller
4 - The Deer Hunter - blocho, Ebbywebby, Fergenaprido, Melvelet
3 - Höstsonaten - DudeLanez, joachimt, St. Gloede
3 - Dawn of the Dead - 1SO, ororama, Teproc
3 - Death on the Nile - AB537, Caracortada. Gordon_Gekko
2 - Watership Down - Good-Will-Harding, Torgo
2 - Killer of Sheep - lineuphere, zomgmouse
2 - Gates of Heaven - Opio, TraverseTown
2 - Brutal Ardour - Perception de Ambiguity, rnilsson19
1 - Halloween - murnaunosferatu
1 - L’albero degli zoccoli - klaus78
1 - L'hypothèse du tableau vole - pitchorneirda
1 - Grease - zzzorf
1 - Blue Collar - jeff_v
1 - Les rendez-vous d'Anna - beavis
1 - Panna a netvor - brokenface
1 - The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith - Mysterious Dude
1 - Perceval le Gallois - MoTH
1 - Connections - Leopardi
1 - Fedora - timshelboy
1 - The Lord of the Rings - filmbantha
1 - Zwischen zwei Kriegen - Carmel1379
1 - Amor de Perdição: Memórias de uma Família - OldAle1
1 - Zhong hua zhang fu - sushantv10
1 - The Boys in Company C - sol
1 - Holocaust - Rufus-T
1 - Khutwa Khutwa (Ossama Mohammed)- RogerTheMovieManiac88 (1 ballot, 20 points)
1 - Escalofrío / Satan’s Blood (Carlos Puerto) - peeptoad (1 ballot, 19 points)
1 - The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (Gary Weis, Eric Idle) - gromit82 (2 ballots, 17 points)
1 - Le vent des amoureux / The Lovers’ Wind (Albert Lamorisse) - perceval (1 ballot, 15 points)
1 - La vocation suspendue / The Suspended Vocation (Raoul Ruiz) - prodigalgodson (1 ballot, 10 points)

The following voters submitted unranked ballots:

Angel Glez
cayado-coro
insomnius
lynchs

From the predecessor poll

On the IMDb Classic Film board, a version of this poll for 1978 was conducted in 2011.
The top 30 films that time around were:

01. The Deer Hunter … Michael Cimino (this time: 1)
02. Days of Heaven … Terrence Malick (2)
03. Autumn Sonata … Ingmar Bergman (3)
04. Interiors … Woody Allen (28)
05. Halloween … John Carpenter (6)
06. Superman … Richard Donner (21)
07. Invasion of the Body Snatchers … Philip Kaufman (5)
08. Death on the Nile … John Guillermin (26)
09. Midnight Express … Alan Parker (16)
10. Dawn of the Dead … George Romero (4)
11. Coming Home … Hal Ashby (49)
12. Pretty Baby … Louis Malle (26)
13. An Unmarried Woman … Paul Mazursky (34)
14. The Silent Partner … Daryl Duke (15)
15. The Last Waltz … Martin Scorsese (36)
16. Straight Time … Ulu Grosbard (30)
17. Animal House … John Landis (37)
18. Grease … Randal Kleiser (12)
19. Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Preparez vos mouchoirs) … Bertrand Blier (32)
20. The Tree of Wooden Clogs (L’albero degli zoccoli) ... Ermanno Olmi (7)
21. Blue Collar … Paul Schrader (13)
22. Watership Down … Martin Rosen (8)
23. A Wedding … Robert Altman (28)
24. (tie) Coma … Michael Crichton (4 ballots, 14 points)
24. (tie) Heaven Can Wait … Warren Beatty & Buck Henry (3 ballots, 19 points)
24. (tie) The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith … Fred Schepisi (19)
27. Perceval (Perceval le Gallois) … Eric Rohmer (23)
28. La cage aux folles … Edouard Molinaro (1 ballot, 1 point)
29. Who’ll Stop the Rain … Karel Reisz (78)
30. In a Year with 13 Moons (In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden) … R. W. Fassbinder (10)

And the awards go to …

Oscars
1. The Deer Hunter (winner)
16. Midnight Express
34. An Unmarried Woman
49. Coming Home
91. Heaven Can Wait (3 ballots, 19 points)

Cannes
7. L'Albero degli zoccoli

Berlin
81. Las palabras de Max
xx. Ascensor (no votes)
xx. Las Truchas (no votes)

Shorts
The following films under 45 minutes long made the main list:

33. Brutal Ardour
34. Special Delivery
41. Vertical Features Remake
50. Cristaux liquids
57. Par desmit minutem vecaks
68. Agarrando pueblo
74. Gradiva Esquisse I
75. Enigma: Nazo
87. Roulement, rouerie, aubage

Your mileage may vary
The following titles are well-known (over 10,000 votes) and reasonably well-liked (average rating of 7.0 or higher) by IMDb users, but they didn't make a big impression here:

The Boys from Brazil (over 26,000 votes, 3 ballots, 20 points)
Selvi Boylum Al Yazmalim (over 15,000 votes, 1 ballot, 10.5 points)
La Cage aux folles (over 10,000 votes, 1 ballot, 1 point)
Kibar Feyzo (over 15,000 votes, no ballots)
Don (over 11,000 votes, no ballots)
Neseli Günler (over 10,000 votes, no ballots)

The next poll will be the year in review for 2020, and the one after that will be for 1967.

Thanks to everyone who voted!
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The results can be found as a list at:
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+ ... /gromit82/

A list of all films receiving votes can be found at:
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls507596527/

Votes for the following films were not counted because IMDb lists them as being from a different year:

Sanatorium pod Klepsydra (1973)
Die linkshändige Frau (1977)
De platte jungle (1979)
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gromit82 wrote: July 25th, 2021, 2:53 am 1 - La vocation suspendue / The Suspended Vocation (Raoul Ruiz) - prodigalgodson (1 ballot, 10 points)
Aww...ain't nobody's blues...

Gotta say I'm not really feeling this list. Glad Burnett and Fassbinder at least made the top ten, though kind of surprised Hypothesis of the Stolen painting didn't. The Scenic Route's waaay too low too.

Thanks for putting it together though gromit! :cheers:
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:cheers: for hosting and swift result turnaround.

Wow - Was convinced Malick had bagged it... had no idea DEER HUNTER so loved still. I debated "deliberately excluding" the Cimino from my own list as although I was impressed in 78 my one revision a few years later did not impress as much and I doubt I'd admire it as much now... but there wasn't anything obscure I liked enough on my HMs I wanted to give a shout to. If I had excluded it I think Malick would have won ... and I found DAYS OF HEAVEN a pretty pretty snoozer so I guess I'm happy :D

The unexpected love for GREASE cheered me immensely - and I only rated it a 6.. but keen to revisit. Nice to see BLUE COLLAR and THE SILENT PARTNER do so well... and A WEDDING may not be a crowdpleaser but those who do like it seemed to like it a lot.

Obviously I need to check out the SHEEP movie and BRUTAL ARDOUR

I was certain that I'd be a lone voice for GREASE rather than the Wilder :( (but thanks to Sol, Cayado-Coro and Opio for offering some late in the day love for FEDORA)

Here she is if anyone curioushttps://ok.ru/video/649540012742
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Am I the only one who thought the first act of Deer Hunter is the best?

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Thanks for hosting once again Gromit, and great work!

Happy to see Autumn Sonata on 3rd, and next time I'm sure we can get The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting I to the top 10. Unless I'm blind it was not even in the previous version, do amazing work all.
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St. Gloede wrote: July 25th, 2021, 11:45 am I'm sure we can get The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting I to the top 10. Unless I'm blind it was not even in the previous version, do amazing work all.
That's because it used to be listed as 1979 on IMDb. :whistling:
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Thought something was strange there and of course, I added it in and changed its place in my docs (I hope) due to spotting it here. Maybe some did not notice the change and that's why it did not make the top 10.
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I revisited The Deer Hunter not that long ago. It still hold up very well.

Glad to see Grease did so well.
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St. Gloede wrote: July 25th, 2021, 11:45 am Am I the only one who thought the first act of Deer Hunter is the best?
No, that's how I felt too. For me,, it was all the way up to the first Russian Roulette scene, which was very intense. But then it was ad nauseam and lost steam.
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