Tag:all-time best
Posted on: October 29, 2008 8:30 am
Edited on: October 29, 2008 4:15 pm

What is the best movie ever made? Round 1

I had a fair amount of success with my best track, and best driver series, so I thought I would start another one, but non-sports related. You can't really use stats to support your opinion in this one, even total box office can't be used since the price of tickets keep going up, it isn't really an accurate reflection of how good a movie actually is. To get the list, I just copied the top 100 list created by AFI. Some really good movies do not make the top 64 on their list, and some of the movies I never heard of, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be inlcuded, and the ones I thought should make the list still aren't here. Some noteables that are missing include, Saving Privat Ryan, Shawshank Redembtion, Forrest Gump, Good Fellas, Silence of the Lambs, and Disney's Fantasia.

So here you go, I kept the list in the original order 1-64, then made the top 4 1seeds, the next 4 2 seeds, and so on. Then to figure out the groups, a number the 1 seeds 1-4, then the 2 seeds 4-1, and grouped the movies using a snake method throughout. Not the most scientific way, and it involved the least amount of work for me, but it works.

The first round has some interesting matchups, is Schindler's List better than Rocky, ET vs King Kong, 2001: A Space Oddyssy vs Lord of the Rings, Psycho vs. West Side Story,

Be sure to let others know about this, the driver series resulted in a bunch of posts, but the actual votes were in the teens for most rounds.


#1 Citizen Kane (1941) vs.#16 Network (1976)
#2 Schindler's List (1993) vs.#15 Rocky (1976)
#3 Vertigo (1958) vs.#14 Jaws (1975)
#4 Sunset Boulevard (1950) vs.#13 Intolerance (1916)
#5 The Graduate (1967) vs.#12 Rear Window (1954)
#6 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) vs.#11 King Kong (1933)
#7 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) vs.#10 The Sound of Music (1965)
#8 The Godfather Part II (1974) vs.#9 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)


#1 The Godfather (1972) vs.#16 Cabaret (1972)
#2 Lawrence of Arabia (1962) vs.#15 The Gold Rush (1925)
#3 The Wizard of Oz (1939) vs.#14 North by Northwest (1959)
#4 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) vs.#13 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
#5 The General (1927) vs.#12 A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
#6 The Grapes of Wrath (1940) vs.#11 Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
#7 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) vs.#10 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
#8 The Maltese Falcon (1941) vs.#9 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)


#1 Casablanca (1942) vs.#16 American Graffiti (1973)
#2 Gone with the Wind (1939) vs.#15 Nashville (1975)
#3 City Lights (1931) vs.#14 MASH (1970)
#4 Psycho (1960) vs.#13 West Side Story (1961)
#5 On the Waterfront (1954) vs.#12 It Happened One Night (1934)
#6 Some Like It Hot (1959) vs.#11 Midnight Cowboy (1969)
#7 High Noon (1952) vs.#10 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
#8 Apocalypse Now (1979) vs.#9 Annie Hall (1977)


#1 Raging Bull (1980) vs.#16 Sullivan's Travels (1941)
#2 Singin' in the Rain (1952) vs.#15 Duck Soup (1933)
#3 The Searchers (1956) vs.#14 The Deer Hunter (1978)
#4 Star Wars (1977) vs.#13 Taxi Driver (1976)
#5 It's a Wonderful Life (1946) vs.#12 Shane (1953)
#6 Chinatown (1974) vs.#11 The Philadelphia Story (1940)
#7 All About Eve (1950) vs.#10 The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
#8 Double Indemnity (1944) vs.#9 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

edit - feel free to comment on any choices that were tough. I will leave the voting open until Wednesday the 5th at around 8 a.m.. I will tally the votes, and post a new blog with the new matchups. The highest seed will go against the lowest remaining seed.

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