If the question were worded in such a way that while the (proper/correct) answer would be a list but that the list is strictly limited in scope, why is this a problem? I can think of several answers, but they all seem to indicate that awarding reputation is more important than questions being answered.
Here is a prototype question: Which actors have portrayed satan in Hollywood (or American indie) films since 1970?
This question isn't open-ended in that no on can dig up a 1928 Bulgarian film that only 3 people in the world knew about and hold it up as a (partial) answer. It's limited by release dates and scope, and unlike many lists Wikipedia (or similar sites) don't have a ready-made answer. The most I can find is some cracked.com top 5 joke list and the like, which is obviously far from comprehensive. The correct answer would be finite, and the nature of the question limits this to only high-profile films.
Would it cause problems to ask this?