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Posted on: November 13, 2008 8:36 am

What is the best movie ever made? Sweet 16

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?


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


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


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


#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

Round 1

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Posted on: November 5, 2008 11:39 am

What is the best movie ever made? Round 2

OK, time to move onto round 2 of the Movie Vote-Off. One of the 2 seeds did not move on, only 1 3 seed won it's matchup. There was a tie between Schindler's List and Rocky, so it was up to me to cast the deciding vote. It wasn't an easy choice, which probably explains why it wound up as a tie. I chose Rocky of Schindler's List since it is one of my favorite movies. Schindlers List was a great film, but ultimately Rocky was a feel good story going against a very depressing movie. There were some oddities in the last round which force me to come up with some rules.

1. Please vote for every matchup. It makes it easier for me to keep track of the votes.
2. When making your selections please copy the matchups into your response and either Bold the movie you prefer, or delete the one not getting your vote. This way the movies are in a list order. If you just type in your choices one after the other it is a bit more difficult for me. Also, if you are using the delete method, please don't delete the seed number. If you just want to list the numbers that is fine as well.

This isn't a rule, but if there is a tough choice, feel free to comment about it. It makes it interesting to know the reason you chose one over the other. You can comment on all of the matchups if you so desire.

Here is a link to the last round.  http://www.sportsline.com/mcc/blogs

New Matchups


#1 Citizen Kane (1941) vs.#15 Rocky (1976)
#4 Sunset Boulevard (1950) vs.#14 Jaws (1975)
#6 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) vs.#12 Rear Window (1954)
#7 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) vs.#9 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)


#1 The Godfather (1972) vs.#13 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
#2 Lawrence of Arabia (1962) vs.#12 A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
#3 The Wizard of Oz (1939) vs.#8 The Maltese Falcon (1941)
#6 The Grapes of Wrath (1940) vs.#7 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)


#1 Casablanca (1942) vs.#14 MASH (1970)
#2 Gone with the Wind (1939) vs.#8 Apocalypse Now (1979)
#4 Psycho (1960) vs.#7 High Noon (1952)
#5 On the Waterfront (1954) vs.#6 Some Like It Hot (1959)


#1 Raging Bull (1980) vs.#14 The Deer Hunter (1978)
#2 Singin' in the Rain (1952) vs.#9 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
#4 Star Wars (1977) vs.#7 All About Eve (1950)
#5 It's a Wonderful Life (1946) vs.#6 Chinatown (1974)

I will leave the voting open until next Thursday at around 8 a.m. or so

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