Author Topic: Top 5 Emigrating to America Movies  (Read 95 times)

DarkeningHumour

  • Godfather
  • ******
  • Posts: 8375
  • When not sure if sarcasm look at username.
    • Pretentiously Yours
Top 5 Emigrating to America Movies
« on: July 25, 2017, 11:32:22 AM »
The idea came to me when PA wrote about The Immigrant, which made me think about Brooklyn, then I read the sentence where PA mentions Brooklyn, then I had an idea for a poll, then I made the poll ; and that's the story of how this poll emigrated to the US.

I will leave the timeframe open, but I was specifically thinking about turn of the century migrations. I am given to understand it is an important piece of American history.
Society is dumb. Art is everything. - Junior

https://pretensiouslyyours.wordpress.com/

oldkid

  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 17072
  • Hi there! Feed me worlds!
Re: Top 5 Emigrating to America Movies
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2017, 11:41:31 AM »
1. In America
2. Dancer in the Dark
3. The Godfather, Part II
4. The Immigrant (1917)
5. Maria, Full of Grace

HM: The Visitor, Moscow on the Hudson (a under-appreciated Robin Williams vehicle).


There are a few I really should see, though, like Gangs of New York and Heaven's Gate.
"It's not art unless it has the potential to be a disaster." Bansky

MartinTeller

  • FAB
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 15219
  • martinteller.wordpress.com
    • my movie blog
Re: Top 5 Emigrating to America Movies
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 03:03:40 PM »
1. El Norte
2. Welcome in Vienna - Part 2: Santa Fe
3. The Visitor
4. The Emigrants
5. America America

HM: The Glass Wall, The Godfather Part II, Maria Full of Grace

1SO

  • FAB
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 27751
  • Marathon Man
Re: Top 5 Emigrating to America Movies
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2017, 12:05:00 AM »
1. The Godfather: Part II
2. Scarface [either version]
3. Matewan
4. West Side Story
5. The Visitor (2007)

Honorable Mention: Goodbye Solo/Man Push Cart

oldkid

  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 17072
  • Hi there! Feed me worlds!
Re: Top 5 Emigrating to America Movies
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2017, 02:29:23 AM »
West Side Story!  Goodbye Solo!  I didn't think of those.  Great choices.  Goodbye Solo might crack my top 5...
"It's not art unless it has the potential to be a disaster." Bansky

DarkeningHumour

  • Godfather
  • ******
  • Posts: 8375
  • When not sure if sarcasm look at username.
    • Pretentiously Yours
Re: Top 5 Emigrating to America Movies
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2017, 03:44:50 AM »
No one going to mention Gangs of New York?
Society is dumb. Art is everything. - Junior

https://pretensiouslyyours.wordpress.com/

MartinTeller

  • FAB
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 15219
  • martinteller.wordpress.com
    • my movie blog
Re: Top 5 Emigrating to America Movies
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2017, 08:54:09 AM »
Damn, somehow I also missed Goodbye Solo when I was putting together my list. Here we go:

1. El Norte
2. Goodbye Solo
3. Welcome in Vienna - Part 2: Santa Fe
4. The Visitor
5. The Emigrants

HM: America America, The Glass Wall, The Godfather Part II, Maria Full of Grace


No one going to mention Gangs of New York?

Gangs of New York is not very good. There, it's been mentioned.

Sam the Cinema Snob

  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 23564
  • A Monkey with a Gun
    • Creative Criticism
Re: Top 5 Emigrating to America Movies
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2017, 10:22:54 AM »
No one going to mention Gangs of New York?

Gangs of New York is not very good. There, it's been mentioned.
QFT

pixote

  • Global Moderator
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 31476
  • Up with generosity!
    • yet more inanities!
Re: Top 5 Emigrating to America Movies
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2017, 01:00:03 PM »
Yes, Gangs of New York isn't as good as An American Tail.

pixote
I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

oldkid

  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 17072
  • Hi there! Feed me worlds!
Re: Top 5 Emigrating to America Movies
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2017, 03:23:33 PM »
No one going to mention Gangs of New York?

I mentioned that I hadn't seen it yet.  Doesn't that count? ;)
"It's not art unless it has the potential to be a disaster." Bansky

 

love