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What is the best movie ever made? Sweet 16

Posted on: November 13, 2008 8:36 am
 

Onto round 3. I just want to reiterate a rule I made up for the last round. Please vote for all of the matchups. If you don't like either movie, just pick the lesser of two evils.

As we move along the choices get harder and harder.

Can Jaws take a bite out of Citizen Kane?

Will the Mockingbird break through the Rear Window or just break it's neck?

Can the Godfather withstand the Wrath of some Grapes?

Will the Wizard have enough brains, heart and courage when facing Laurence of Arabia?

Sorry couldn't think of any witty statements for the North. Feel free to add any you can think of.

Will the Raging Bull collapse before the Bridge over the River Kwai?

Can Star Wars "Force" it's way past the holiday classic It's a Wonderful Life?

East

#1 Citizen Kane (1941) vs.#14 Jaws (1975)
#7 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) vs.#12 Rear Window (1954)

West

#1 The Godfather (1972) vs.#6 The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
#2 Lawrence of Arabia (1962) vs.#3 The Wizard of Oz (1939)

North

#1 Casablanca (1942) vs.#7 High Noon (1952)
#2 Gone with the Wind (1939) vs.#6 Some Like It Hot (1959)

South

#1 Raging Bull (1980) vs.#9 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
#4 Star Wars (1977) vs.#5 It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Previous results.

Round 2
http://www.sportsline.com/mcc/blogs
/entry/5827413/11514238

Round 1
http://www.sportsline.com/mcc/blogs
/entry/5827413/11375857

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Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: November 18, 2008 6:50 pm
 

What is the best movie ever made? Sweet 16

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Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: November 18, 2008 6:49 pm
 

What is the best movie ever made? Sweet 16

Section    &nbs
p;    I you don't do documentaries how can we dump on Micheal Moore?



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2008 7:17 am
 

What is the best movie ever made? Sweet 16

Drama - Comedy - Action - Westerns - War - Mystery - Suspense - SciFi - Musical - Foreign - Kids - Documentary - Sports

Sounds better than my plan. I was just going to do Drama, Comedy, and SciFi. Of course I don't know how popular that top 64 Documentaries are.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2008 7:02 am
 

What is the best movie ever made? Sweet 16

Not a problem. I don't think I could have come up with a better list than this one. Here is a link to where I got the list.

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The films that fell off the list.

Doctor Zhivago (1965) - Not sure why this movie went from 39 to off the list
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
From Here to Eternity (1953)
Amadeus (1984)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
The Third Man (1949)
Fantasia (1940) - This shouldn't have fallen off either.
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Stagecoach (1939)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
An American in Paris (1951)
Wuthering Heights (1939)
Dances with Wolves (1990) - Good movie, but like most his movies, way too long.
Giant (1956)
Fargo (1996)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Frankenstein (1931)
Patton (1970)
The Jazz Singer (1927)
My Fair Lady (1964)
A Place in the Sun (1951)
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

New additions to the list.

The General (1927)
Intolerance (1916)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Nashville (1975)
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
Cabaret (1972)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
All the President's Men (1976)
Spartacus (1960)
Sunrise (1927)
Titanic (1997)
A Night at the Opera (1935)
12 Angry Men (1957)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Swing Time (1936)
Sophie's Choice (1982)
The Last Picture Show (1971)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Blade Runner (1982)
Toy Story (1995)




Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: November 18, 2008 12:45 am
 

What is the best movie ever made? Sweet 16

East: No. 1, Citizen Kane; No. 12, Rear Window

West: No. 1, The Godfather; No. 2, Lawrence of Arabia

North: No. 1, Casablanca; No. 2, Gone with the Wind

South: No. 9, the Bridge on the River Kwai; No. 4, Star Wars



Since: Oct 12, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2008 7:51 pm
 

What is the best movie ever made? Sweet 16

Hey, Section, I just read your intro to the blog. Duh! That's what I get for not looking before I leap. I didn't know the list had been updated, too. I'll have to look around and check out the updates.

 

I just errantly posted this same message on the Round 1 blog after I read the intro. DOH!




Since: Oct 1, 2008
Posted on: November 17, 2008 7:43 pm
 

What is the best movie ever made? Sweet 16

Section, if you decide to do the other genres would you take a suggestion on the different catagories?

Drama - Comedy - Action - Westerns - War - Mystery - Suspense - SciFi - Musical - Foreign - Kids - Documentary - Sports

That pretty well covers everything.

Again, just a suggestion.

Stagger Lee




Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2008 7:43 pm
 

What is the best movie ever made? Sweet 16

Not that big of a coincidence. I got my list off of Time and I think it was based on the AFI List. The site I got it from had a list from 98, and an updated list from last year I think.



Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2008 7:41 pm
 

What is the best movie ever made? Sweet 16

Section    &nbs
p;    Great plan run them all at once, I for one do very much appreciate the time and effort that you put in to this.



Since: Oct 12, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2008 4:28 pm
 

What is the best movie ever made? Sweet 16

Section -- just for the hell of it, check out the "top 100 films of all time list" from the American Film Institute.

Here is a link to a Wikipedia entry with the full list. Look at how close your Sweet 16 is to their listing of some of the top films.

Pretty cool!



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