Poll Results: Best Brian De Palma Movie

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Last week’s poll asked the Film Junk community to pick the single best movie from director Brian De Palma’s extensive filmography. Now that the results have been tallied, we can say that Scarface remains the clear favourite as the 1983 remake came out on top with 23% of the votes. That being said, it definitely didn’t win by a landslide as The Untouchables came in a close second with 19% of the votes followed by Blow Out with 17%. Carlito’s Way and Carrie rounded out the top 5. Mission: Impossible, Phantom of the Paradise and Body Double also had some significant support as well, although things dropped off pretty quickly from there. I should note that his 1970 film Hi, Mom! starring Robert DeNiro was accidentally left off this poll, although I don’t know that it would have really affected anything either way. Do you agree with these results?

1. Scarface — 23%
2. The Untouchables — 19%
3. Blow Out — 17%
4. Carlito’s Way — 10%
5. Carrie — 9%
6. Mission: Impossible — 5%
7. Phantom of the Paradise — 4%
8. Body Double — 4%
9. Snake Eyes — 2%
10. Dressed to Kill — 1%
11. The Fury — 1%
11. Casualties of War — 1%
13. Home Movies — 1%
13. Bonfire of the Vanities — 1%
13. Mission to Mars — 1%
13. The Black Dahlia — 1%
17. Sisters — 0%
17. Obsession — 0%
17. Wise Guys — 0%
17. Redacted — 0%
17. Passion — 0%
22. Murder a la Mod — 0%
22. Greetings — 0%
22. The Wedding Party — 0%
22. Dionysus in ’69 — 0%
22. Get to Know Your Rabbit — 0%
22. Raising Cain — 0%
22. Femme Fatale — 0%

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  • RockJoker

    “Dressed to kill” and “Body Double” are fantastic. But with filmography like that it’s no surprise they are not close to the top. One of the best.

  • Deven Science

    Raising Cain needs to be revisited.

  • Prestyr John

    Scarface? And the mouth breathers win again…

  • Harsh, but true. Scarface is maybe his most iconic, but pretty far from his best.

    I wouldn’t have voted for HI, Mom, but people should definitely check it out. It’s breaking boundaries all over the place and actually gets fairly shocking in the end.