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There were 322 films voted by 42 participants.

Below are all the films that received at least 25 points.

But first, today is The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, which was established in 1991 in response to the murder of 14 women who were killed in the Polytechnique shooting, which took place on this date 33 years ago: December 6, 1989. It's the subject of Denis Villeneuve's Polytechnique (2009), #47 on our list, as well as Beyond December 6 (1991), which can be found on the NFB's website (in French with English subtitles).

Rank Title [AKA] Year Director Points Ballots Highest Ranking IMDb Votes iCM Checks Toplists
1 Videodrome 1983 David Cronenberg 238 19 1 :imdb: 94,837 :ICM: 14,539 17
2 The Sweet Hereafter 1997 Atom Egoyan 202.5 14 1 :imdb: 35,436 :ICM: 3,807 8
3 Mommy 2014 Xavier Dolan 179.5 16 1 :imdb: 57,617 :ICM: 4,263 4
4 Incendies 2010 Denis Villeneuve 175.5 12 1 :imdb: 178,359 :ICM: 9,305 7
5 My Winnipeg 2007 Guy Maddin 155 11 2 :imdb: 5,340 :ICM: 1,872 9
6 L'homme qui plantait des arbres [The Man Who Planted Trees] 1987 Frédéric Back 146.5 12 1 :imdb: 5,836 :ICM: 3,865 7
7 Atlantic City 1980 Louis Malle 144 13 1 :imdb: 17,089 :ICM: 3,098 13
8 Dead Ringers 1988 David Cronenberg 125 14 4 :imdb: 48,299 :ICM: 7,130 12
9 C.R.A.Z.Y. 2005 Jean-Marc Vallée 108.5 9 1 :imdb: 33,099 :ICM: 3,086 1
10 Stories We Tell 2012 Sarah Polley 108 10 1 :imdb: 13,459 :ICM: 1,916 7
11 Les invasions barbares [The Barbarian Invasions] 2003 Denys Arcand 106.5 8 2 :imdb: 29,422 :ICM: 2,900 7
12 Cube 1997 Vincenzo Natali 98 7 2 :imdb: 232,659 :ICM: 23,236 4
13 Naked Lunch 1991 David Cronenberg 94 10 1 :imdb: 52,527 :ICM: 7,578 4
14 eXistenZ 1999 David Cronenberg 91 7 1 :imdb: 101,546 :ICM: 8,968 2
15 Mon oncle Antoine [My Uncle Antoine] 1971 Claude Jutra 90.5 6 1 :imdb: 2,990 :ICM: 893 6
16 Black Christmas 1974 Bob Clark 83.5 9 2 :imdb: 41,765 :ICM: 4,494 4
17 The Forbidden Room 2015 Guy Maddin 83 7 1 :imdb: 3,274 :ICM: 700 1
18 The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane 1976 Nicolas Gessner 82 9 3 :imdb: 16,455 :ICM: 1,324 1
19 Enemy 2013 Denis Villeneuve 81 8 2 :imdb: 195,539 :ICM: 7,190 2
20 The Grey Fox 1982 Phillip Borsos 80.5 7 2 :imdb: 2,189 :ICM: 326 3
20 Exotica 1994 Atom Egoyan 80.5 10 4 :imdb: 19,943 :ICM: 2,509 7
22 The Changeling 1980 Peter Medak 77 8 2 :imdb: 35,959 :ICM: 3,339 3
23 Jésus de Montréal [Jesus of Montreal] 1989 Denys Arcand 76 9 2 :imdb: 7,295 :ICM: 898 5
24 Anne of Green Gables 1985 Kevin Sullivan 73 5 1 :imdb: 21,198 :ICM: 1,679 1
25 Careful 1992 Guy Maddin 72 5 1 :imdb: 1,893 :ICM: 579 4
25 Away from Her 2006 Sarah Polley 72 6 2 :imdb: 22,351 :ICM: 1,941 3
27 Dying at Grace 2003 Allan King 71.5 6 4 :imdb: 401 :ICM: 186 5
28 Neighbours 1952 Norman McLaren 69 6 3 :imdb: 3,586 :ICM: 1,669 4
29 Shivers 1975 David Cronenberg 68.5 8 3 :imdb: 21,618 :ICM: 2,562 3
30 The 20th Century [The Twentieth Century] 2019 Matthew Rankin 68 7 2 :imdb: 1,337 :ICM: 159 1
30 Anvil: The Story of Anvil 2008 Sacha Gervasi 68 4 3 :imdb: 16,363 :ICM: 3,580 2
32 Les ordres [Orderers] 1974 Michel Brault 66 5 3 :imdb: 1,083 :ICM: 185 3
33 Begone Dull Care 1950 Norman McLaren, Evelyn Lambart 61.5 4 1 :imdb: 1,624 :ICM: 1,609 5
34 Possessor 2020 Brandon Cronenberg 59 7 2 :imdb: 37,020 :ICM: 973 1
34 Pas de deux 1968 Norman McLaren 59 5 2 :imdb: 1,645 :ICM: 1,126 4
36 Crash 1996 David Cronenberg 57.5 6 3 :imdb: 61,263 :ICM: 7,867 8
36 Monsieur Lazhar 2011 Philippe Falardeau 57.5 7 6 :imdb: 20,598 :ICM: 1,569 2
38 The Silent Partner 1978 Daryl Duke 53 6 1 :imdb: 6,780 :ICM: 491 1
38 Cosmopolis 2012 David Cronenberg 53 4 2 :imdb: 48,128 :ICM: 4,189 2
40 The Saddest Music in the World 2003 Guy Maddin 52 5 4 :imdb: 6,148 :ICM: 981 4
41 Laurence Anyways 2012 Xavier Dolan 51 6 8 :imdb: 20,846 :ICM: 1,660 2
42 The Hart of London 1970 Jack Chambers 50.5 3 1 :imdb: 436 :ICM: 317 4
43 The Heart of the World 2000 Guy Maddin 50 3 3 :imdb: 3,420 :ICM: 2,258 4
44 Paddle to the Sea 1966 Bill Mason 48 4 2 :imdb: 511 :ICM: 120 0
45 La guerre du feu [Quest for Fire] 1981 Jean-Jacques Annaud 47.5 5 5 :imdb: 22,629 :ICM: 1,425 1
46 Beyond the Black Rainbow 2010 Panos Cosmatos 47 5 1 :imdb: 15,590 :ICM: 1,319 2
47 Le fleuve aux grandes eaux [The Mighty River] 1993 Frédéric Back 46 3 2 :imdb: 501 :ICM: 258 0
47 Polytechnique 2009 Denis Villeneuve 46 7 3 :imdb: 17,008 :ICM: 1,205 1
47 The Brood 1979 David Cronenberg 46 4 3 :imdb: 31,137 :ICM: 3,796 5
47 Pontypool 2008 Bruce McDonald 46 4 4 :imdb: 32,924 :ICM: 2,553 2
51 Atanarjuat [The Fast Runner] 2001 Zacharias Kunuk 45 3 1 :imdb: 6,662 :ICM: 903 6
52 Out of the Blue 1980 Dennis Hopper 43 4 4 :imdb: 3,355 :ICM: 524 3
53 Kamouraska 1973 Claude Jutra 42 3 1 :imdb: 398 :ICM: 69 2
53 Wavelength 1967 Michael Snow 42 4 5 :imdb: 2,727 :ICM: 1,639 9
55 Scanners 1981 David Cronenberg 40 7 8 :imdb: 56,551 :ICM: 7,271 4
56 Remember 2015 Atom Egoyan 39 3 4 :imdb: 25,898 :ICM: 545 0
56 Café de Flore 2011 Jean-Marc Vallée 39 4 6 :imdb: 16,196 :ICM: 694 2
56 Pour la suite du monde [For Those Who Will Follow] 1963 Michel Brault, Pierre Perrault 39 4 8 :imdb: 679 :ICM: 213 3
59 Come True 2020 Anthony Scott Burns 38 3 1 :imdb: 9,337 :ICM: 214 0
59 Lost and Delirious 2001 Léa Pool 38 3 2 :imdb: 21,372 :ICM: 1,165 0
61 Goin' Down the Road 1970 Donald Shebib 37 3 2 :imdb: 932 :ICM: 167 2
61 Black Robe 1991 Bruce Beresford 37 4 6 :imdb: 7,269 :ICM: 734 3
63 Le déclin de l'empire américain [The Decline of the American Empire] 1986 Denys Arcand 36 4 5 :imdb: 8,399 :ICM: 1,432 5
64 Warrendale 1967 Allan King 35 3 1 :imdb: 561 :ICM: 321 7
64 Crimes of the Future 2022 David Cronenberg 35 3 5 :imdb: 27,359 :ICM: 745 0
66 Les amours imaginaires [Heartbeats] 2010 Xavier Dolan 33 4 6 :imdb: 29,390 :ICM: 2,601 0
66 Archangel 1990 Guy Maddin 33 5 9 :imdb: 1,488 :ICM: 889 5
68 February [The Blackcoat's Daughter] 2015 Oz Perkins 32.5 3 4 :imdb: 22,980 :ICM: 803 0
69 The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew 1983 Dave Thomas, Rick Moranis 32 2 1 :imdb: 17,695 :ICM: 790 1
69 Last Night 1998 Don McKellar 32 2 4 :imdb: 9,841 :ICM: 821 2
71 *Corpus Callosum 2002 Michael Snow 31 2 1 :imdb: 227 :ICM: 117 2
71 Next of Kin 1984 Atom Egoyan 31 2 2 :imdb: 966 :ICM: 220 1
73 Bambi Meets Godzilla 1969 Marv Newland 30 3 3 :imdb: 6,248 :ICM: 4,197 2
73 Winter Kept Us Warm 1965 David Secter 30 2 4 :imdb: 158 :ICM: 38 1
73 Les dernières fiançailles [The Last Betrothal] 1973 Jean Pierre Lefebvre 30 3 11 :imdb: 210 :ICM: 31 1
73 <---> [Back and Forth] 1969 Michael Snow 30 3 12 :imdb: 240 :ICM: 176 2
77 Meatballs 1979 Ivan Reitman 29 2 1 :imdb: 22,395 :ICM: 1,428 2
78 Splice 2009 Vincenzo Natali 28 3 6 :imdb: 98,242 :ICM: 5,656 1
79 Misery Loves Company 1993 Carl Brown 27.5 2 4 :imdb: 44 :ICM: 50 0
80 À tout prendre [Take It All] 1963 Claude Jutra 27 3 7 :imdb: 362 :ICM: 65 1
80 Calendar 1993 Atom Egoyan 27 2 7 :imdb: 2,221 :ICM: 408 4
80 Cave of Forgotten Dreams 2010 Werner Herzog 27 3 9 :imdb: 16,829 :ICM: 3,164 2
83 Pin 1988 Sandor Stern 26 2 1 :imdb: 4,618 :ICM: 360 1
83 Ryan 2004 Chris Landreth 26 2 5 :imdb: 2,916 :ICM: 819 2
83 Matthias et Maxime [Matthias & Maxime] 2019 Xavier Dolan 26 3 5 :imdb: 7,954 :ICM: 288 1
83 Charade 1984 John Minnis 26 2 6 :imdb: 751 :ICM: 221 0
83 Anything for Jackson 2020 Justin G. Dyck 26 2 5 :imdb: 8,721 :ICM: 142 0
83 The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz 1974 Ted Kotcheff 26 2 7 :imdb: 2,442 :ICM: 301 2
83 Tom à la ferme [Tom at the Farm] 2013 Xavier Dolan 26 3 11 :imdb: 18,294 :ICM: 1,107 0
90 La bête lumineuse [The Shimmering Beast] 1982 Pierre Perrault 25.5 2 6 :imdb: 253 :ICM: 118 3
90 The Old Man and the Sea 1999 Aleksandr Petrov 25.5 2 6 :imdb: 4,299 :ICM: 1,664 1
92 Skinamarink 2022 Kyle Edward Ball 25 2 3 :imdb: 657 :ICM: 16 0
92 The Big Snit 1985 Richard Condie 25 2 5 :imdb: 1,869 :ICM: 2,155 3
92 I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House 2016 Oz Perkins 25 2 8 :imdb: 14,925 :ICM: 606 0

Runners-up (20+ points or 3+ votes or #1 votes)
Rank Title [AKA] Year Director Points Ballots Highest Ranking IMDb Votes iCM Checks Toplists
95 Possible Worlds 2000 Robert Lepage 24.5 3 5 :imdb: 2,052 :ICM: 143 1
96 J'ai tué ma mère 2009 Xavier Dolan 24 2 2 :imdb: 30,134 :ICM: 2,649 1
96 Trees of Syntax, Leaves of Axis 2009 Daïchi Saïto 24 3 9 :imdb: 137 :ICM: 146 1
98 Keyhole 2011 Guy Maddin 23 2 7 :imdb: 1,518 :ICM: 357 1
98 Circle of Two [Obsession] 1981 Jules Dassin 23 2 9 :imdb: 654 :ICM: 22 0
100 Crime Wave 1985 John Paizs 22 3 9 :imdb: 669 :ICM: 202 3
101 Screamers 1995 Christian Duguay 21.5 2 10 :imdb: 27,744 :ICM: 1,685 2
102 Consolations (Love Is an Art of Time) Part 1: The Fugitive Gods 1988 R. Bruce Elder 21 2 5 :imdb: 8 :ICM: 3 0
102 The Pit 1981 Lew Lehman 21 2 7 :imdb: 3,122 :ICM: 184 0
102 Illuminated Texts 1982 R. Bruce Elder 21 2 8 :imdb: 58 :ICM: 24 1
102 Spider 2002 David Cronenberg 21 2 8 :imdb: 39,282 :ICM: 4,087 5
102 Scissere 1982 Peter Mettler 21 2 12 :imdb: 57 :ICM: 16 1
107 Death Weekend [The House by the Lake] 1976 William Fruet 20 2 7 :imdb: 1,240 :ICM: 91 0
107 Family Viewing 1987 Atom Egoyan 20 2 10 :imdb: 1,380 :ICM: 181 1
107 Protection 2001 John Flynn 20 2 13 :imdb: 430 :ICM: 7 0
116 La vraie nature de Bernadette [The True Nature of Bernadette] 1972 Gilles Carle 18.5 3 12 :imdb: 455 :ICM: 70 1
125 Juste la fin du monde [It's Only the End of the World] 2016 Xavier Dolan 17 3 11 :imdb: 23,790 :ICM: 1,126 1
134 Ginger Snaps 2000 John Fawcett 16 3 4 :imdb: 48,324 :ICM: 6,586 6
141 Like a Dream That Vanishes 1999 Barbara Sternberg 15 1 1 :imdb: 36 :ICM: 66 1
147 Animal Behaviour 2018 Alison Snowden, David Fine 14 3 11 :imdb: 1,921 :ICM: 225 0
Films that received 1st place votes
3 #2 The Sweet Hereafter - AB537, gromit82, Silga
3 #9 C.R.A.Z.Y. - Fergenaprido, lineuphere, Lonewolf2003
2 #6 L'homme qui plantait des arbres - Mysterious Dude, Teproc
2 #15 Mon oncle Antoine - ororama, Panunzio
2 #17 The Forbidden Room - beavis, TraverseTown
2 #24 Anne of Green Gables - PopperTheKungFu-Dragon, zzzorf
2 #42 The Hart of London - OldAle1, peeptoad
2 #46 Beyond the Black Rainbow - matthewscott8, Onderhond
2 #59 Come True - filmbantha, Lakigigar
1 #1 Videodrome - Melvelet
1 #3 Mommy - Y U M E
1 #4 Incendies - Arkantos
1 #7 Atlantic City - Rufus-T
1 #10 Stories We Tell - blocho
1 #13 Naked Lunch - airdolll
1 #14 eXistenZ - joachimt
1 #25 Careful - St. Gloede
1 #33 Begone Dull Care - RogerTheMovieManiac88
1 #38 The Silent Partner - Gordon_Gekko
1 #51 Atanarjuat - Caracortada
1 #53 Kamouraska - Leopardi
1 #64 Warrendale - tommy_leazaq
1 #69 The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew - Minkin
1 #71 *Corpus Callosum - sol
1 #77 Meatballs - gunnar
1 #83 Pin - Mario Gaborović
1 #141 Like a Dream That Vanishes - pitchorneirda

4 - unranked - Angel Glez, cayado-coro, insomnius, Perception de Ambiguity

Directors with multiple films in the Top 93
10 David Cronenberg
6 Guy Maddin
5 Atom Egoyan
5 Xavier Dolan
3 Claude Jutra
3 Denis Villeneuve
3 Denys Arcand
3 Michael Snow
3 Norman McLaren
2 Allan King
2 Frédéric Back
2 Jean-Marc Vallée
2 Michel Brault
2 Oz Perkins
2 Pierre Perrault
2 Sarah Polley
2 Vincenzo Natali

Breakdown by Decade
1890s 0
1900s 0
1910s 0
1920s 0
1930s 0
1940s 0
1950s 2
1960s 9
1970s 13
1980s 18
1990s 14
2000s 15
2010s 18
2020s 5
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Here are the results as an icm list: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+ ... genaprido/
Here is the master list with the top 20 from each poll: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+ ... genaprido/
Here is the Schedule with all of the results: viewtopic.php?t=5639#p735647

Our last Canadian Forum Poll was held in August 2017. Here's our Top 116 compared to the previous poll. We've got the same Number One five years later, but there are some pretty big shakeups beyond that.

Rank Title [AKA] Year Director Forum Poll Difference
1 Videodrome 1983 David Cronenberg 1 = △
2 The Sweet Hereafter 1997 Atom Egoyan 3 △ 1
3 Mommy 2014 Xavier Dolan 6 △ 3
4 Incendies 2010 Denis Villeneuve 7 △ 3
5 My Winnipeg 2007 Guy Maddin 2 ▽ 3
6 L'homme qui plantait des arbres [The Man Who Planted Trees] 1987 Frédéric Back 4 ▽ 2
7 Atlantic City 1980 Louis Malle 82 △ 75
8 Dead Ringers 1988 David Cronenberg 5 ▽ 3
9 C.R.A.Z.Y. 2005 Jean-Marc Vallée 16 △ 7
10 Stories We Tell 2012 Sarah Polley 11 △ 1
11 Les invasions barbares [The Barbarian Invasions] 2003 Denys Arcand 18 △ 7
12 Cube 1997 Vincenzo Natali 33 △ 21
13 Naked Lunch 1991 David Cronenberg 23 △ 10
14 eXistenZ 1999 David Cronenberg 8 ▽ 6
15 Mon oncle Antoine [My Uncle Antoine] 1971 Claude Jutra 25 △ 10
16 Black Christmas 1974 Bob Clark 32 △ 16
17 The Forbidden Room 2015 Guy Maddin 22 △ 5
18 The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane 1976 Nicolas Gessner 62 △ 44
19 Enemy 2013 Denis Villeneuve 12 ▽ 7
20 Exotica 1994 Atom Egoyan 15 ▽ 5
20 The Grey Fox 1982 Phillip Borsos 24 △ 4
22 The Changeling 1980 Peter Medak 35 △ 13
23 Jésus de Montréal [Jesus of Montreal] 1989 Denys Arcand 34 △ 11
24 Anne of Green Gables 1985 Kevin Sullivan 139 △ 115
25 Careful 1992 Guy Maddin 127 △ 102
25 Away from Her 2006 Sarah Polley 9 ▽ 16
27 Dying at Grace 2003 Allan King 31 △ 4
28 Neighbours 1952 Norman McLaren 17 ▽ 11
29 Shivers 1975 David Cronenberg 48 △ 19
30 The 20th Century [The Twentieth Century] 2019 Matthew Rankin #N/A --
30 Anvil: The Story of Anvil 2008 Sacha Gervasi 57 △ 27
32 Les ordres [Orderers] 1974 Michel Brault 53 △ 21
33 Begone Dull Care 1950 Norman McLaren, Evelyn Lambart 46 △ 13
34 Possessor 2020 Brandon Cronenberg #N/A --
34 Pas de deux 1968 Norman McLaren 39 △ 5
36 Monsieur Lazhar 2011 Philippe Falardeau 51 △ 15
36 Crash 1996 David Cronenberg 19 ▽ 17
38 Cosmopolis 2012 David Cronenberg 52 △ 14
38 The Silent Partner 1978 Daryl Duke 69 △ 31
40 The Saddest Music in the World 2003 Guy Maddin 26 ▽ 14
41 Laurence Anyways 2012 Xavier Dolan 14 ▽ 27
42 The Hart of London 1970 Jack Chambers 89 △ 47
43 The Heart of the World 2000 Guy Maddin 13 ▽ 30
44 Paddle to the Sea 1966 Bill Mason 252 △ 208
45 La guerre du feu [Quest for Fire] 1981 Jean-Jacques Annaud 95 △ 50
46 Beyond the Black Rainbow 2010 Panos Cosmatos 136 △ 90
47 Polytechnique 2009 Denis Villeneuve 54 △ 7
47 Pontypool 2008 Bruce McDonald 47 = △
47 Le fleuve aux grandes eaux [The Mighty River] 1993 Frédéric Back 79 △ 32
47 The Brood 1979 David Cronenberg 20 ▽ 27
51 Atanarjuat [The Fast Runner] 2001 Zacharias Kunuk 38 ▽ 13
52 Out of the Blue 1980 Dennis Hopper 41 ▽ 11
53 Wavelength 1967 Michael Snow 60 △ 7
53 Kamouraska 1973 Claude Jutra 49 ▽ 4
55 Scanners 1981 David Cronenberg 42 ▽ 13
56 Remember 2015 Atom Egoyan 333 △ 277
56 Café de Flore 2011 Jean-Marc Vallée 94 △ 38
56 Pour la suite du monde [For Those Who Will Follow] 1963 Michel Brault, Pierre Perrault 81 △ 25
59 Lost and Delirious 2001 Léa Pool 93 △ 34
59 Come True 2020 Anthony Scott Burns #N/A --
61 Goin' Down the Road 1970 Donald Shebib 67 △ 6
61 Black Robe 1991 Bruce Beresford 75 △ 14
63 Le déclin de l'empire américain [The Decline of the American Empire] 1986 Denys Arcand 76 △ 13
64 Crimes of the Future 2022 David Cronenberg #N/A --
64 Warrendale 1967 Allan King 64 = △
66 Les amours imaginaires [Heartbeats] 2010 Xavier Dolan 73 △ 7
66 Archangel 1990 Guy Maddin 86 △ 20
68 February [The Blackcoat's Daughter] 2015 Oz Perkins 141 △ 73
69 The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew 1983 Dave Thomas, Rick Moranis 179 △ 110
69 Last Night 1998 Don McKellar 58 ▽ 11
71 *Corpus Callosum 2002 Michael Snow 242 △ 171
71 Next of Kin 1984 Atom Egoyan 153 △ 82
73 <---> [Back and Forth] 1969 Michael Snow 98 △ 25
73 Winter Kept Us Warm 1965 David Secter 187 △ 114
73 Bambi Meets Godzilla 1969 Marv Newland 66 ▽ 7
73 Les dernières fiançailles [The Last Betrothal] 1973 Jean Pierre Lefebvre #N/A --
77 Meatballs 1979 Ivan Reitman 263 △ 186
78 Splice 2009 Vincenzo Natali 169 △ 91
79 Misery Loves Company 1993 Carl Brown 96 △ 17
80 Calendar 1993 Atom Egoyan 56 ▽ 24
80 À tout prendre [Take It All] 1963 Claude Jutra 108 △ 28
80 Cave of Forgotten Dreams 2010 Werner Herzog #N/A --
83 Anything for Jackson 2020 Justin G. Dyck #N/A --
83 Tom à la ferme [Tom at the Farm] 2013 Xavier Dolan 77 ▽ 6
83 Ryan 2004 Chris Landreth 55 ▽ 28
83 Matthias et Maxime [Matthias & Maxime] 2019 Xavier Dolan #N/A --
83 Charade 1984 John Minnis 137 △ 54
83 Pin 1988 Sandor Stern 99 △ 16
83 The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz 1974 Ted Kotcheff 119 △ 36
90 La bête lumineuse [The Shimmering Beast] 1982 Pierre Perrault 50 ▽ 40
90 The Old Man and the Sea 1999 Aleksandr Petrov 176 △ 86
92 Skinamarink 2022 Kyle Edward Ball #N/A --
92 I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House 2016 Oz Perkins 283 △ 191
92 The Big Snit 1985 Richard Condie 70 ▽ 22
95 Possible Worlds 2000 Robert Lepage 392 △ 297
96 J'ai tué ma mère 2009 Xavier Dolan 29 ▽ 67
96 Trees of Syntax, Leaves of Axis 2009 Daïchi Saïto 391 △ 295
98 Keyhole 2011 Guy Maddin 171 △ 73
98 Circle of Two [Obsession] 1981 Jules Dassin 440 △ 342
100 Crime Wave 1985 John Paizs 104 △ 4
101 Screamers 1995 Christian Duguay 316 △ 215
102 Consolations (Love Is an Art of Time) Part 1: The Fugitive Gods 1988 R. Bruce Elder #N/A --
102 Illuminated Texts 1982 R. Bruce Elder #N/A --
102 Scissere 1982 Peter Mettler 192 △ 90
102 The Pit 1981 Lew Lehman 143 △ 41
102 Spider 2002 David Cronenberg 122 △ 20
107 Protection 2001 John Flynn #N/A --
107 Family Viewing 1987 Atom Egoyan 185 △ 78
107 Death Weekend [The House by the Lake] 1976 William Fruet 280 △ 173
110 The Ballad of Crowfoot 1969 Willie Dunn 209 △ 99
110 Speaking Parts 1989 Atom Egoyan 193 △ 83
110 A Married Couple 1969 Allan King 40 ▽ 70
110 The Boys of St. Vincent 1992 John N. Smith #N/A --
110 Le violon rouge [The Red Violin] 1998 François Girard 106 ▽ 4
110 The Mask 1961 Julian Roffman 181 △ 71
116 La vraie nature de Bernadette [The True Nature of Bernadette] 1972 Gilles Carle #N/A --


And the remaining films from the Top 150 of the forum poll that didn't make the Top 116 this time.
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Rank Title [AKA] Year Country Poll Ranking Notes
10 The Fly 1986 #N/A American
21 Brand Upon the Brain! A Remembrance in 12 Chapters 2006 #N/A American
27 Léolo 1992 147
28 Eastern Promises 2007 #N/A British
30 Room 2015 #N/A Irish
36 The Corporation 2003 170
37 Crac 1980 181
43 The Bead Game 1977 #N/A
44 A History of Violence 2005 #N/A American
45 Cowards Bend the Knee or The Blue Hands 2003 252
59 Tucker and Dale vs Evil 2010 #N/A American
61 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010 #N/A American
63 Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould 1993 #N/A
65 Martyrs 2008 #N/A French
68 My Life Without Me 2003 170
71 The Dead Zone 1983 #N/A American
72 La région centrale 1971 134
74 The Cat Came Back 1988 #N/A
78 Special Delivery 1978 159
80 Wild Life 2011 #N/A
83 Hunger 1974 141
84 Picture of Light 1994 242
85 A Chairy Tale 1957 #N/A
87 Heavy Metal 1981 265
88 So Is This 1982 283
90 Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary 2002 125
91 Juste la fin du monde [It's Only the End of the World] 2016 125
92 Felicia's Journey 1999 #N/A British
97 Le château de sable [The Sand Castle] 1977 212
100 L'homme sans ombre [The Man with No Shadow] 2004 #N/A
101 Rebelle [War Witch] 2012 170
102 Paradise 1984 #N/A
103 Canada Vignettes: Log Driver's Waltz 1981 #N/A
105 Maps to the Stars 2014 242
107 Haunter 2013 #N/A
109 Where the Truth Lies 2005 147
110 Blind Vaysha 2016 283
111 The Wanderer 1988 #N/A
112 Dots 1940 #N/A
113 Very Nice, Very Nice 1961 125
114 Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper 1972 141
115 When the Day Breaks 1999 #N/A
116 Water 2005 122
117 Fido 2006 #N/A
118 In the Company of Men 1997 #N/A American
120 Le paysagiste [Mindscape] 1976 252
121 Curling 2010 #N/A
123 Gambling, Gods and LSD 2002 190
124 Tideland 2005 #N/A British
125 Manufactured Landscapes 2006 #N/A
126 Âme noire - Black Soul 2001 #N/A
128 Emporte-moi [Set Me Free] 1999 159
129 Les triplettes de Belleville [The Triplets of Belleville] 2003 #N/A French
130 Universe 1960 252
131 Tu dors Nicole [You're Sleeping, Nicole] 2014 #N/A
132 Rouli-roulant [The Devil's Toy] 1966 #N/A
133 Rispondetemi 1992 265
134 Bob's Birthday 1994 252
135 21-87 1964 #N/A
138 Twilight of the Ice Nymphs 1997 147
140 The Adjuster 1991 170
142 A Christmas Story 1983 #N/A American
144 Nothing 2003 #N/A
145 Cube 2: Hypercube 2002 170
146 The Sweater 1980 #N/A
147 Turbo Kid 2015 #N/A
148 Paul Tomkowicz: Street-railway Switchman 1954 #N/A
149 Ginger Snaps 2000 134
Comparison with TIFF's Top Canadian Films, our official Canadian list:
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Rank Title [AKA] Year Country Poll Ranking Notes
1 Atanarjuat [The Fast Runner] 2001 51
2 Mon oncle Antoine [My Uncle Antoine] 1971 15
3 The Sweet Hereafter 1997 2
4 Jésus de Montréal [Jesus of Montreal] 1989 23
5 Goin' Down the Road 1970 61
6 Léolo 1992 147
7 My Winnipeg 2007 5
8 Dead Ringers 1988 8
9 C.R.A.Z.Y. 2005 9
10 Les ordres [Orderers] 1974 32
11 Stories We Tell 2012 10
12 Incendies 2010 4
13 Le déclin de l'empire américain [The Decline of the American Empire] 1986 63
14 Wavelength 1967 53
15 Les invasions barbares [The Barbarian Invasions] 2003 11
16 Videodrome 1983 1
17 Away from Her 2006 25
18 Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould 1993 #N/A
19 Mommy 2014 3
20 The Grey Fox 1982 20
21 Hard Core Logo 1996 235
22 Last Night 1998 69
23 I've Heard the Mermaids Singing 1987 283
24 Pour la suite du monde [For Those Who Will Follow] 1963 56
25 The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz 1974 83
26 Monsieur Lazhar 2011 36
27 Crash 1996 36
28 Les bons débarras [Good Riddance] 1980 180
29 Calendar 1993 80
30 Exotica 1994 20
31 A Married Couple 1969 110
32 Manufactured Landscapes 2006 #N/A
33 The Heart of the World 2000 43
34 Water 2005 122
35 The Saddest Music in the World 2003 40
36 Polytechnique 2009 47
37 The Hart of London 1970 42
38 Warrendale 1967 64
39 Crime Wave 1985 100
40 Neighbours 1952 28
41 Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance 1993 159
42 Begone Dull Care 1950 33
43 Eastern Promises 2007 #N/A British
44 Fubar 2002 #N/A
45 La région centrale 1971 134
46 Reason Over Passion 1969 190
47 Emporte-moi [Set Me Free] 1999 159
48 It's All Gone Pete Tong 2004 #N/A British
49 J'ai tué ma mère 2009 96
50 Le confessionnal [The Confessional] 1995 #N/A
51 Café de flore 2011 56
52 Maelström 2000 #N/A
53 Rebelle [War Witch] 2012 170
54 Ryan 2004 83
55 À tout prendre [Take It All] 1963 80
56 Highway 61 1991 #N/A
57 Kissed 1996 #N/A
58 Le chat dans le sac [Cat in the Sack] 1964 265
59 Lilies - Les feluettes 1996 283
60 Lonely Boy 1963 #N/A
61 Mourir à tue-tête [A Scream from Silence] 1979 #N/A
62 Nobody Waved Good-bye 1964 217
63 Very Nice, Very Nice 1961 125
64 Careful 1992 25
65 Enemy 2013 19
66 Family Viewing 1987 107
67 Laurence Anyways 2012 41
68 Réjeanne Padovani 1973 #N/A
69 Le violon rouge [The Red Violin] 1998 110
70 Volcano: An Inquiry Into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry 1976 #N/A
71 21-87 1964 #N/A
72 Archangel 1990 66
73 Black Christmas 1974 16
74 Gambling, Gods and LSD 2002 190
75 Goon 2011 #N/A
76 Life Classes 1988 #N/A
77 Meatballs 1979 77
78 Naked Lunch 1991 13
79 Sonatine 1984 147
80 Spider 2002 102
81 The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew 1983 69
82 The Corporation 2003 170
83 The Journals of Knud Rasmussen 2006 #N/A
84 The Silent Partner 1978 38
85 Black Robe 1991 61
86 Hobo with a Shotgun 2011 147
87 La vraie nature de Bernadette [The True Nature of Bernadette] 1972 116
88 Loyalties 1987 #N/A
89 My American Cousin 1985 217
90 Take This Waltz 2011 117
91 The Adjuster 1991 170
92 The Hanging Garden 1997 #N/A
93 Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper 1972 141
94 Wedding in White 1972 #N/A
95 Anvil: The Story of Anvil 2008 30
96 Back to God's Country 1919 190
97 Between Friends 1973 #N/A
98 C'est pas moi, je le jure! [It's Not Me, I Swear!] 2008 141
99 Canadian Pacific 1974 #N/A
100 Carcasses 2009 #N/A
101 Double Happiness 1994 170
102 Dying at Grace 2003 27
103 Earth 1998 #N/A Indian
104 eXistenZ 1999 14
105 Felicia's Journey 1999 #N/A British
106 Fire 1996 217
107 Kamouraska 1973 53
108 La bête lumineuse [The Shimmering Beast] 1982 90
109 Lamentations a Monument for the Dead World 1985 313
110 Like a Dream That Vanishes 1999 141
111 Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media 1992 #N/A
112 Margaret's Museum 1995 #N/A
113 Monkey Warfare 2006 #N/A
114 Montreal Main 1974 #N/A
115 New Waterford Girl 1999 #N/A
116 One Week 2008 #N/A
117 Paul Tomkowicz: Street-railway Switchman 1954 #N/A
118 Picture of Light 1994 242
119 Pontypool 2008 47
120 Pouvoir intime [Blind Trust] 1986 #N/A
121 Rat Life and Diet in North America 1968 #N/A
122 Rhymes for Young Ghouls 2013 #N/A
123 Shivers 1975 29
124 The Changeling 1980 22
125 Rouli-roulant [The Devil's Toy] 1966 #N/A
126 The Dirties 2013 #N/A
127 The Fly 1986 #N/A American
128 The Maltese Cross Movement 1967 313
129 Un zoo la nuit [Night Zoo] 1987 #N/A
130 Vic + Flo ont vu un ours [Vic + Flo Saw a Bear] 2013 265
131 Water Sark 1965 #N/A
132 Waydowntown 2000 #N/A
133 When the Day Breaks 1999 #N/A
134 Winter Kept Us Warm 1965 73
Comparison with the Canadian Screen Award/Genie Award - Best Canadian Film (but not including the Canadian Film Award - Film of the Year winners):
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1 À tout prendre [Take It All] 1963 80
2 The Luck of Ginger Coffey 1964 242
3 Astataïon ou Le festin des morts [Mission of Fear] 1965 #N/A
4 Warrendale 1967 64
5 The Ernie Game 1967 #N/A
6 Vertige [Vertigo] 1969 #N/A
7 Goin' Down the Road 1970 61
8 Mon oncle Antoine [My Uncle Antoine] 1971 15
9 Wedding in White 1972 #N/A
10 Slipstream 1973 #N/A
11 The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz 1974 83
12 Les ordres [Orderers] 1974 32
13 Lies My Father Told Me 1975 252
14 J.A. Martin photographe [J.A. Martin, Photographer] 1977 #N/A
15 The Silent Partner 1978 38
16 The Changeling 1980 22
17 Les bons débarras [Good Riddance] 1980 180
18 Ticket to Heaven 1981 #N/A
19 The Grey Fox 1982 20
20 The Terry Fox Story 1983 #N/A
21 The Bay Boy 1984 190
22 My American Cousin 1985 217
23 Le déclin de l'empire américain [The Decline of the American Empire] 1986 63
24 Un zoo la nuit [Night Zoo] 1987 #N/A
25 Dead Ringers 1988 8
26 Jésus de Montréal [Jesus of Montreal] 1989 23
27 Black Robe 1991 61
28 Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould 1993 #N/A
29 Naked Lunch 1991 13
30 Exotica 1994 20
31 Le confessionnal [The Confessional] 1995 #N/A
32 Lilies - Les feluettes 1996 283
33 The Sweet Hereafter 1997 2
34 Le violon rouge [The Red Violin] 1998 110
35 Sunshine 1999 #N/A German
36 Maelström 2000 #N/A
37 Atanarjuat [The Fast Runner] 2001 51
38 Ararat 2002 #N/A
39 Les invasions barbares [The Barbarian Invasions] 2003 11
40 Les triplettes de Belleville [The Triplets of Belleville] 2003 #N/A French
41 C.R.A.Z.Y. 2005 9
42 Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2006 #N/A
43 Away from Her 2006 25
44 Passchendaele 2008 #N/A
45 Polytechnique 2009 47
46 Incendies 2010 4
47 Monsieur Lazhar 2011 36
48 Rebelle [War Witch] 2012 170
49 Gabrielle 2013 313
50 Mommy 2014 3
51 Room 2015 #N/A Irish
52 Juste la fin du monde [It's Only the End of the World] 2016 125
53 Maudie 2016 265
54 Une colonie [A Colony] 2018 170
55 Antigone 2019 #N/A
56 Beans 2020 #N/A
57 Scarborough 2021 283
The Host's Hot Take
More or less these are the results I expected, with a few films I like doing better than I thought and the surprising omission of a few experimental staples. Léolo and La région centrale are probably the two misses that surprised me the most. The Grey Fox beats out Exotica for that final Top 20 spot in the master list, and there are an unsurprisingly large number of documentaries and short films in the final list; Canada might end up taking the crown in both categories by the end of it: 13 docs (14%) and 13 shorts (14%) (and 3 documentary shorts, two of which are animated). Compared to critics and award-givers, we've got a soft spot for Canuxploitation films not often seen elsewhere. Overall, we enjoy a wide-range of Canadian films, as shown by the fact that we have a top list of 94 films from 42 participants, which is almost many films as the big 5 so far (USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan) despite having fewer voters, and more than the comparable Australia (74 films from 46 participants). And with a number of unofficial films making the list, and already 5 entries from the 2020s, there's still plenty of Canuck cinema to explore. We've got something for everyone!

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Seen 11 films. I have seen The Sweet Herafter with school (for dutch class - writing a review lessons). I don't remember too much of it, and that is a bad sign since I usually vividly remember almost every film i've seen with school (but i haven't checked it).
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Ferg: Thanks for running this poll.
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Is the list correct now? You wrote about an error on the nominations thread.
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joachimt wrote: December 7th, 2022, 6:04 am Is the list correct now? You wrote about an error on the nominations thread.
Yep, I fixed the error before I posted anything. :)
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Thanks for the results. Great to see 11 different directors in the Top 12. Great country for movies, I think Canada will rank somewhere #12-15 in my favourite movie countries...
Seen 66 out of 94 and added a bunch of titles to my wish/watch-list. Highest unseen: The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane.
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Thank you for the results and the National Day reminder, Polytechnique is still on my watchlist. Skinamarink! (l) Such a great discovery from this year's horror challenge, brought me back a feeling of true fear that is so rare for me to experience.
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Thanks for the results, Ferg... I've only seen 4 of the top 10 (but 12 of the top 20 at least), so I have my work cut out before the next poll. Good to see C.R.A.Z.Y. make the top 10. You did a great job drawing attention to that one last LGBTQ challenge. On to Spain!
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Seen 72 / 94 = 77%.

Seen xxx / 322 = xx%.

Is the complete list somewhere? Just curious to see how many I've seen. Would imagine I would be upwards of 75% on the full list also.

On another note, I remember how pleasantly surprised I was when Videodrome managed to defeat The Sweet Hereafter in the previous Canadian poll. Absolutely delighted it managed to do it again here. I'm actually not too big on any of the other films in the top 10, but plenty of favourites further down on the list. Can't complain about Cronenberg getting 10 hits either consider that The Fly and AHOV were ineligible -- that's very impressive.
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I'm guessing that compared to all of the other country polls, this one has the highest proportion of horror movies.
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Thanks Ferg. I'm at 77/94 or 82%. Highest unseen are Dying at Grace, The 20th Century, Possessor. Nothing that surprising to me here, though Cronenberg's presence is maybe even more overwhelming than I would have guessed (or preferred), and as usual there's not enough from Quebec.
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blocho wrote: December 7th, 2022, 2:49 pm I'm guessing that compared to all of the other country polls, this one has the highest proportion of horror movies.
probably because canada is an alternative for films that are too controversial to be produced and made in the United States
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sol wrote: December 7th, 2022, 1:28 pm Seen 72 / 94 = 77%.

Seen xxx / 322 = xx%.

Is the complete list somewhere? Just curious to see how many I've seen. Would imagine I would be upwards of 75% on the full list also.
It's not, but I can compute that information for you later.
blocho wrote: December 7th, 2022, 2:49 pm I'm guessing that compared to all of the other country polls, this one has the highest proportion of horror movies.
21/94 films have the horror genre tag on imdb. 22%.
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blocho wrote: December 7th, 2022, 2:49 pm I'm guessing that compared to all of the other country polls, this one has the highest proportion of horror movies.
probably because canada is an alternative for films that are too controversial to be produced and made in the United States
I've never heard that before. I think more controversial films get made in the US than here, personally. But who knows. :shrug:
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I think it's pretty obvious why horror has such a big part in Canada's film history - it's generally a cheap genre, predicated on films being made more quickly and more cheaply than other popular genres because the films traditionally have a very large audience as a whole, but aren't necessarily individually enormous box office hits, and so Canada became an easy place for American directors/companies to film (alongside it's own homegrown product of course). And given that English is the dominant language, and that it borders the USA, it's all the more attractive. Lots of multinational low-budget productions were also made in Mexico, South Africa, the Philippines and elsewhere, particularly from the 60s-80s, but Canada was the easiest choice for many obvious reasons.

I've never heard the "controversial" thing either, probably something Laki's just getting out of a Facebook post or two or his own not terribly educated guesses.
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There's one area in which Cronenberg didn't do so well: his acting. I guess I'm the only person who voted for Alias Grace.
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blocho wrote: December 7th, 2022, 10:08 pm There's one area in which Cronenberg didn't do so well: his acting. I guess I'm the only person who voted for Alias Grace.
Haven't seen it yet - it's been on the list since it came out but, mini-series and all, just haven't gotten to it. He's also in Last Night, which did get some votes; I don't remember how big his role is in that though, if I'm remembering right it's a big ensemble with only Don McKellar and Sandra Oh having roles that are at all large.
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blocho wrote: December 7th, 2022, 10:08 pm There's one area in which Cronenberg didn't do so well: his acting. I guess I'm the only person who voted for Alias Grace.
I voted for Disappearance at Clifton Hill (2019) co-starring David Cronenberg. A nice little mystery / thriller.
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Fergenaprido wrote: December 7th, 2022, 6:50 pm
Lakigigar wrote: December 7th, 2022, 3:00 pm
blocho wrote: December 7th, 2022, 2:49 pm I'm guessing that compared to all of the other country polls, this one has the highest proportion of horror movies.
probably because canada is an alternative for films that are too controversial to be produced and made in the United States
I've never heard that before. I think more controversial films get made in the US than here, personally. But who knows. :shrug:
OldAle's remark of the budget issues also seems to fit

But he should be more respectful instead of tying his explanation to yet another "insult". Very inclusive forum...
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Polytechnique as with Elephant I found pretty wanting and objectionable. "We don't understand the subject so we will film a recreation".

Feels weird to have Videodrome sat next to the national day of remembrance message. The film contains a lot of sexual violence to women, although when I've looked it up some have decided that the movie is "feminist".

The main thing that shocked me with the results is just how under-seen Guy Maddin's Careful is.
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sol wrote: December 7th, 2022, 1:28 pm Seen 72 / 94 = 77%.

Seen xxx / 322 = xx%.

Is the complete list somewhere? Just curious to see how many I've seen. Would imagine I would be upwards of 75% on the full list also.

On another note, I remember how pleasantly surprised I was when Videodrome managed to defeat The Sweet Hereafter in the previous Canadian poll. Absolutely delighted it managed to do it again here. I'm actually not too big on any of the other films in the top 10, but plenty of favourites further down on the list. Can't complain about Cronenberg getting 10 hits either consider that The Fly and AHOV were ineligible -- that's very impressive.
OldAle1 wrote: December 7th, 2022, 2:59 pm Thanks Ferg. I'm at 77/94 or 82%. Highest unseen are Dying at Grace, The 20th Century, Possessor. Nothing that surprising to me here, though Cronenberg's presence is maybe even more overwhelming than I would have guessed (or preferred), and as usual there's not enough from Quebec.
Forgot to mention earlier, I'm at 76/94 (81%), so ahead of sol (D:) but just one behind OldAle :ph43r: . Guess I need to watch a couple more to get ahead! I only have Scanners on hand, though, so I'll have to check out which of the other 17 are available on streaming. My biggest gap are the 5 2020s films, all of which could be considered horror or horror-adjacent :D . Splice and Cave of Forgotten Dreams are probably the two remaining that interest me the most, though Beyond the Black Rainbow intrigues me (mainly because it's on both the Total Film Amazing Never Seen and 366 Weird lists), but I'm a tad hesitant to watch it (it scary? or just thrillery?).

I sent Sol the full list privately, and he's at 162/322, so just over 50%. I'm at 168. So of course I had to download Ale's checks to compare :P . He's at 152. If no one else beats this, it may be the first and last time I'll have seen the most (though I think I came close with Senegal). I'll take it. ^_^
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with 69/94 I'm reasonably happy too :)

got 4 to go from the top 25 though!

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Another successful poll Fergie :thumbsup: Thanks for running it!

Seen 54/94 - 57%
Highest Unseen - #7, Atlantic City (1980, Louis Malle)
Highest Fav - #1, Videodrome (1983, David Cronenberg)
Number of Favs - 6
Number of Dislikes - 0
Position of my ballot #1 - #4
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