IMDb Polls

Poll: What Movie Would You Show to an Alien...

...who has recently arrived on Earth, just to showcase what Mankind is capable of?

Choose from the following films (chosen by IMDb Poll Board members)

Discuss the list here

Make Your Choice

  1. Vote!

    Spirited Away (2001)

    Illustrates that humanity is capable of great feats of imagination, love and redemption.

    (Chosen by TsarStepan)

  2. Vote!

    Samsara (2011)

    Showcases, without judging, the beauty, wonders, depravity, oddities and the ironies of the human race.

    (Chosen by The-Social-Introvert)

  3. Vote!

    The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

    Advertises the potential reaction to alien visitors from humans - both the positive and the negative.

    (Chosen by urbanemovies)

  4. Vote!

    Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

    "No mouse was ever stupid enough to construct a mousetrap but we created the atomic bomb."

    (Chosen by dandelion24)

  5. Vote!

    Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

    The aliens may think we have special powers which we can use to defeat enemies much more powerful than we are.

    (Chosen by Drevnibor)

  6. Vote!

    Independence Day (1996)

    Sending the message: Don't mess with us.

    (Chosen by BoltBait)

  7. Vote!

    Fantasia (1940)

    Boasts the visual and auditory talent of our race.

    (Chosen by dan_dassow)

  8. Vote!

    City Lights (1931)

    "Little Prince" author Saint-Exupéry said: "One sees well only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes." I guess Chaplin's view would slightly differ as for the cinematic genius, one would see well only with the eyes AND the heart. The essential is inaudible to the ears. And only a silent movie could have kept such a universal and timeless appeal as the film speaks humanity's universal language through laughs, cheers and tears and the depiction of the most beautiful and valuable human virtues: kindness.

    (Chosen by ElMaruecan82)

  9. Vote!

    12 Angry Men (1957)

    Advertises the ideals of our justice system in the face of presumption and prejudice.

    (Chosen by NJtoTX)

  10. Vote!

    Alien (1979)

    Shows what the natural reactions of humans would be to a hostile extra terrestrial

    (Chosen by DoctorBuster)

  11. Vote!

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

    Shows that we have the capacity for empathy (even on a psychic level)

    (Chosen by Rafael_M)

  12. Vote!

    My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

    Showcases a basic sense of trust

    (Chosen by albstein)

  13. Vote!

    Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

    Focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them

    (Chosen by kobe_q)

  14. Vote!

    Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

    Demonstrates that everyone in society is accountable for their actions and that we cannot simply state that we were doing our job.

    (Chosen by dan_dassow)

  15. Vote!

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    Humanity has a great capacity of self destruction and will do so if we are left to our own devices.

    (Chosen by dan_dassow)

  16. Vote!

    Fail Safe (1964)

    Some humans are willing to make great sacrifices to save the human race from destruction.

    (Chosen by dan_dassow)

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