The Boneyard Greatest Movie of All-Time Tournament - The Final-Cut 4 - VOTE NOW!



These are 2 separate matchups. Please pick your favorite from each pair.


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Greatest Movie of All-Time Tournament

The raw data: Boneyard Best Movie of All-Time Tournament


Total Entries: 91

Total Movies: 445
Top 100 vote getters.

1) The Shawshank Redemption (390pts)
2) Goodfellas (298pts)
3) The Godfather (270pts)
4) Pulp Fiction (166pts)
5) Rocky (155pts)
6) The Dark Knight (151pts)
7) Jaws (140pts)
8) Casablanca (138pts)
9) Die Hard (132pts)
10) Forrest Gump (123pts)
11) Saving Private Ryan (123pts)
12) Caddyshack (120pts)
13) The Godfather: Part II (118pts)
14) The Big Lebowski (115pts)
15) The Silence of the Lambs (113)
16) The Matrix (110pts)
17) It’s a Wonderful Life (109pts)
18) Gladiator (102pts)
19) The Departed (101pts)
20) Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (98pts)
21) My Cousin Vinny (93pts)
22) Raiders of the Lost Ark (88pts)
23) Hoosiers (85pts)
24) The Wizard of Oz (82pts)
25) Unforgiven (79pts)
26) Animal House (77pts)
27) One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (76pts)
28) To Kill a Mockingbird (73pts)
29) The Deer Hunter (68pts)
30) Blazing Saddles (65pts)
31) Schindler’s List (65pts)
32) Dazed and Confused (63pts)
33) A Few Good Men (62pts)
34) Back to the Future (62pts)
35) The Great Escape (61pts)
36) Monty Python and the Holy Grail (61pts)
37) Field of Dreams (58pts)
38) Heat (58pts)
39) The Blues Brothers (55pts)
40) Children of Men (55pts)
41) Fight Club (55pts)
42) Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (54pts)
43) Full Metal Jacket (54pts)
44) Apocalypse Now (52pts)
45) The Graduate (51pts)
46) Step Brothers (51pts)
47) There’s Something About Mary (51pts)
48) Alien (50pts)
49) Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (50pts)
50) Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (49pts)
51) The Shining (49pts)
52) The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (48pts)
53) Good Will Hunting (48pts)
54) Old School (48pts)
55) No Country for Old Men (47pts)
56) Cool Hand Luke (44pts)
57) The Princess Bride (44pts)
58) The Usual Suspects (43pts)
59) Dumb and Dumber (42pts)
60) Man on Fire (42pts)
61) Chinatown (41pts)
62) Inception (41pts)
63) Terminator 2: Judgment Day (41pts)
64) Top Gun (41pts)

First Four Out:

65) Apollo 13 (40pts)
66) The Sting (40pts)
67) The Breakfast Club (39pts)
68) 2001: A Space Odyssey (38pts)

Next Four Out:

69) 12 Angry Men (37pts)
70) Braveheart (37pts)
71) Casino (36pts)
72) Happy Gilmore (36pts)

The Rest of the Top 100:

73) Superbad (36pts)
74) Bill Madison (35pts)
75) Platoon (35pts)
76) Slap Shot (34pts)
77) Aliens (33pts)
78) North by Northwest (33pts)
79) Office Space (33pts)
80) Almost Famours (32pts)
81) Avengers: Infinity War (31pts)
82) Coming to America (31pts)
83) Remember the Titans (31pts)
84) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (30pts)
85) He Got Game (30pts)
86) True Grit (30pts)
87) Young Frankenstein (30pts)
88) Rear Window (29pts)
89) Scarface (29pts)
90) Shooter (29pts)
91) Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (28pts)
92) Boogie Nights (27pts)
93) Diner (27pts)
94) Miracle (27pts)
95) Pineapple Express (27pts)
96) Reservoir Dogs (27pts)
97) Stripes (27pts)
98) Interstellar (26pts)
99) Fargo (25pts)
100) The Prestige (25pts)

By Decade: (I just eyeballed this, so its short of the total number, whatevs)

1930’s:

10

1940’s:

14

1950’s:

15

1960’s:

29

1970’s:

51

1980’s:

84

1990’s:

102

2000’s:

88

2010’s:

42
Our Final-Cut 4 matchups: Please, please, please, when voting only pick one from each pair.

(1) The Shawshank Redemption - Named on 34/91 ballots. Highest vote getter. | 1st) 7 | 2nd) 6 | 3rd) 5 |
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(2) Rocky - Named on 19/91 ballots. 5th highest vote getter. | 1st) 1 | 2nd) 1 | 3rd) 0 |
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(1) Goodfellas - Named on 28/91 ballots. 2nd highest vote getter. | 1st) 3 | 2nd) 5 | 3rd) 1 |
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(1) The Godfather - Named on 22/91 ballots. 3rd highest vote getter. | 1st) 4 | 2nd) 7 | 3rd) 3 |


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Goodfellas versus The Godfather is an epic mob match up. Amazed that it is tied right now though. Godfather is an infinitely better movie.

Shawshank versus Rocky is a tough call both are good movies. Quoteability of Shawshank versus the start of movie franchise in Rocky. I'm leaning Rocky.
 
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Pretty good brackets. First time I've looked at this. Will only say that Cool Hand Luke and Cuckoo's Nest are very underrated. Always surprising to me that Forrest Gump and It's a Wonderful Life have so many backers. But hey... That Shining v. Big Lebowski game in round 1 must have been a good one.
 

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I'd rather sit down and watch Goodfellas any day over Godfather. Sound track alone makes it more fun. Still, Godfather is the better movie.
 
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Five reasons why Rocky is better than Shawshank Redemption.

  • The film was shot in 28 days.
  • The single most expensive cost on the film was make-up.
  • The monologue which Rocky delivers after turning down Mickey's (Burgess Meredith) offer to manage him was completely improvised on-set by Sylvester Stallone.
  • Sylvester Stallone insisted that the scene where he admits his fears and doubts to Adrian the night before the fight be filmed, even though production was running far behind and the producers wanted to skip it. Stallone had only one take for the scene, despite the fact that he considered it to be the most important scene in the film.
  • The Rocky Steps scene.
As for Shawshank? Explain this to me. If Andy dug the tunnel behind the Rita Hayworth poster....who hung it back up perfectly when he left for the last time?

Vote for Rocky.
 
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I'd rather sit down and watch Goodfellas any day over Godfather. Sound track alone makes it more fun. Still, Godfather is the better movie.
I feel the complete opposite way. Some of the soundtrack I find a bit grating now. Or maybe it’s just the use of “Layla” at the end. Probably blasphemy to some.
 
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Five reasons why Rocky is better than Shawshank Redemption.

  • The film was shot in 28 days.
  • The single most expensive cost on the film was make-up.
  • The monologue which Rocky delivers after turning down Mickey's (Burgess Meredith) offer to manage him was completely improvised on-set by Sylvester Stallone.
  • Sylvester Stallone insisted that the scene where he admits his fears and doubts to Adrian the night before the fight be filmed, even though production was running far behind and the producers wanted to skip it. Stallone had only one take for the scene, despite the fact that he considered it to be the most important scene in the film.
  • The Rocky Steps scene.
As for Shawshank? Explain this to me. If Andy dug the tunnel behind the Rita Hayworth poster....who hung it back up perfectly when he left for the last time?

Vote for Rocky.
He didn’t tape the bottoms of his Raquel Welch poster, he just let gravity do its work.
 

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Five reasons why Rocky is better than Shawshank Redemption.

  • The film was shot in 28 days.
  • The single most expensive cost on the film was make-up.
  • The monologue which Rocky delivers after turning down Mickey's (Burgess Meredith) offer to manage him was completely improvised on-set by Sylvester Stallone.
  • Sylvester Stallone insisted that the scene where he admits his fears and doubts to Adrian the night before the fight be filmed, even though production was running far behind and the producers wanted to skip it. Stallone had only one take for the scene, despite the fact that he considered it to be the most important scene in the film.
  • The Rocky Steps scene.
As for Shawshank? Explain this to me. If Andy dug the tunnel behind the Rita Hayworth poster....who hung it back up perfectly when he left for the last time?

Vote for Rocky.
Best quote from Rocky is when he's walking in the arena day before the fight, sees the promoter and tells the promoter they have his trunks on the mural drawn in reverse color pattern.

Promoters response was a great throw away line that Rocky isn't even part of the show.


It doesn't really matter, does it?
 
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I know you said not to pick 2 from the same matchup but I did anyway.
Bob you rabble rouser you.

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Bob you rabble rouser you.

Robertelamin

Bob, I heard your favorite movie ever is Problem Child, that true?
Great movie series. Better than Shawshank at least. Mano’s top 64 would be full of obscure anime movies. Amirite @Mano?
 
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Great movie series. Better than Shawshank at least. Mano’s top 64 would be full of obscure anime movies. Amirite @Mano?
Ha! Shows how much you know! I only had two!
1) Heat
2) The Matrix
3) Silence of the Lambs
4) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
5) Akira
6) The Shawshank Redemption
7) L.A. Confidential
8) Fight Club
9) The Incredibles
10) The Godfather
11) Léon: The Professional
12) Ghost in the Shell (1995)
13) Goodfellas
14) The Thin Red Line
15) Terminator 2: Judgement Day
16) The 40-Year-Old Virgin

So hard to cut these:

There Will Be Blood
The Dark Knight
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Rosemary's Baby
Braveheart
Inception
Seven
The Game
Last of the Mohicans
2001: A Space Odyssey
Barry Lyndon
The Fifth Element
Toy Story
Monsters Inc.
Blade Runner
Lawrence of Arabia
Casino Royale
Amélie
Office Space
City of God
The Bourne Identity
and a million more...

I might do two entries lol.
 
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He didn’t tape the bottoms of his Raquel Welch poster, he just let gravity do its work.
Then why doesn't the bottom fly up when he throws the rock through it?
 
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Then why doesn't the bottom fly up when he throws the rock through it?
Does it have to? Seems like a fairly large poster. A rock flying through it would probably cause a minimal disturbance, the bigger issue is when the warden puts his arm through it why doesn’t it pull more inwards towards the hole.



Edit: on second thought, you would absolutely need some way to either weigh it down or tack it down to keep air pressure changes from making it obvious that there is a huge hole behind the poster. I’m going to go with Andy is obviously a very smart guy, and while it wasn’t explicitly revealed, he must’ve thought of something ingenious. Anybody read the book? King say anything on the matter? I really have no idea how the two differ.
 

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any championship final that does not include Ford Fairlane vs. Talladega Nights is a sham. the koala bear was robbed of an Oscar.
 

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I fear that people voting for Rocky are combining the best parts of Rocky I, II, and III.

The ice skating scene is enough to lose this matchup.
 

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I fear that people voting for Rocky are combining the best parts of Rocky I, II, and III.

The ice skating scene is enough to lose this matchup.

Yeah, Happy Gilmore did that scene way better.
 
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I fear that people voting for Rocky are combining the best parts of Rocky I, II, and III.

The ice skating scene is enough to lose this matchup.
In Stallone’s original Rocky script, the famous ice skating scene called for the ice rink to be humming with dozens of other skaters that Rocky and Adrian would glide through, but due to the film’s dwindling budget, the production was forced to film in a completely empty ice rink. What seemed a problem at the time turned out to be the makings for one of the most memorable and romantic scenes in the entire series.
 
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Nooner bump. Hey Deep, when you’ve climbed a particularly large set of steps do you often bounce around as you raise your hands in triumph and jubilation?

Can the underdog tale take down another underdog tale?
 
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Rocky wins. I challenge anyone to not have an immediate reaction simply to hearing the opening bits of Gonna Fly Now.

 

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