Alphabet Movie Draft Playoffs - Elite Eight Bracket #1

Who's list of movies make the COVID cave movie vault for you?

  • Warhawk and Capt. Factorial

    Votes: 5 45.5%
  • Warhawk and Loungelizard

    Votes: 2 18.2%
  • Padrino and Capt. Factorial

    Votes: 2 18.2%
  • Padrino and Loungelizard

    Votes: 2 18.2%

  • Total voters
    11
  • Poll closed .
#1
1. Warhawk
1. R =
Raiders of the Lost Ark
2. A = Aliens
3. F = Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
4. D = Die Hard
5. P = Pulp Fiction
6. T = True Lies
7. C = Captain America: The Winter Soldier
8. I = The Incredibles
9. G = The Godfather
10. B = Blade Runner 2049
11. M = My Cousin Vinny
12. S =
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
13. L = Logan
14. N = The Negotiator
15. J = Juno
16. W = The Warriors
17. E = Elf
18. H = Hellboy
19. K = Koya No Yojimbo
20. Z = Zoolander
Bonus Round!
21.
X = Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
22. O = Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
23. V = Ford V Ferrari
24. Q = Quantum of Solace
25. Y = Guardians of the Galaxy
26. # = Iron Man 2
27. U = Avengers: Age of Ultron
Bonus Bonus Round - Anything Goes
28. J =
John Wick
29. G = Gravity
30. L = The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Extended Edition

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8. Padrino
1. B =
Blade Runner
2. T = The Thing
3. H = Heat
4. G = Glengarry Glen Ross
5. J = Jaws
6. K = Knives Out
7. D = Do the Right Thing
8. V = Vertigo
9. N = No Country For Old Men
10. I = In Bruges
11. M = Mulholland Dr
12. Z = Zodiac
13. O = Once Upon a Time in the West
14. C = Children of Men
15. A = The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
16. P = Punch Drunk Love
17. W = The Wild Bunch
18. E = Escape from New York
19. L = The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
20. S = Sicario
Bonus Round!
21. U =
Under the Skin
22. F = The Fugitive
23. R = Ran
24. Y = You Were Never Really Here
25. # = 28 Days Later
26. Q = The Quiet Earth
27. X = Fantastic Mr. Fox
Bonus Bonus Round - Anything Goes
28. M =
Midnight Run
29. D = Deadwood: The Movie
30. T = There Will Be Blood
 
#2
2. Capt. Factorial
1. S =
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
2. A = Arrival
3. G = Ghostbusters
4. R = The Royal Tenenbaums
5. M = The Martian
6. H = The Hunt for Red October
7. E = Ex Machina
8. O = O Brother Where Art Thou
9. I = Ikiru
10. B = Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
11. F = The Fall
12. # = 12 Monkeys
13. D =
Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
14. K = King of California
15. U = Until the End of the World
16. W = Winter's Bone
17. P = The Prestige
18. L = Lars and the Real Girl
19. T = True Grit
20. C =
Cleo from 5 to 7
Bonus Round!
21. Q =
Galaxy Quest
22. Z = The Wizard of Oz
23. V = Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
24. J =
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
25. N = The Thin Man
26. Y = A Scanner Darkly
27. X = Equinox Flower
Bonus Bonus Round - Anything Goes
28. W =
The Wedding Singer
29. S = Scrooged
30. L = Limelight

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7. LoungeLizard
1. W =
What We Do In The Shadows
2. J = Jurassic Park
3. I = Inception
4. C = Caddyshack
5. G = Gladiator
6. F = Forrest Gump
7. K = The Karate Kid
8. P = Point Break
9. B = Big
10. # = 10 Things I Hate About You
11. U = The Usual Suspects
12. R =
Remember the Titans
13. T = Tombstone
14. S = Stand By Me
15. H = The Hangover
16. D = The Departed
17. L = The LEGO Movie
18. M =
Mrs. Doubtfire
19. E = Enemy of the State
20. A = Aspen Extreme
Bonus Round!
21. N =
The Greatest Showman
22. Y = Catch Me If You Can
23. O = Rise of the Planet of the Apes
24. Z = Zombieland
25. X = Rumble in the Bronx
26. V = Venom
27. Q = Vision Quest
Bonus Bonus Round - Anything Goes
28. R =
Rad
29. G = The Great Outdoors
30. R = Rocky IV
 
#3
This poll will close in 7 days
Saturday 10/3/20 at 8:26 AM PST

Everyone can vote for these playoff match-ups (even if you didn't participate in the draft). Don't be shy!

Feel free to back-up your rationale here.
 
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Capt. Factorial

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
Staff member
#4
Man, the Padrino/Warhawk matchup was tough. They were two of my top three lists, and they ended up meeting in the quarterfinals. In the end I went with Warhawk, but it took me about half an hour to make the decision.

Padrino's list was probably hurt a bit by the fact that there are three films on there I've wanted to see pretty badly but never managed to actually watch (Sicario, Knives Out, You Were Never Really Here). But there are a couple of movies on there that might slip by folks (In Bruges, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Under the Skin, and Ran) that really should be required viewing for any film fan, and Jaws (a much better movie than a shark attack movie has any right to be) has the USS Indianapolis speech, which is so great I have to watch it a couple of times a year.

Warhawk went a bit deep into the Marvel movies, which is a genre I don't care for, but did a real solid job in his top ten, and grabbed Three Billboards... (same director as In Bruges! If you like those, I'd also check out Seven Psychopaths.) Warhawk also went after The Force Awakens, which I think is a much better film than the critical/popular reception it seems to have gotten. The format of the draft pretty much precluded anybody running the table on the Peter Jackson LOTR trilogy, and while I stayed away from grabbing single films from the trilogy, I like that other people did pick those up. And then of course, a sneaky great pick in Elf, which is my annual Swedish Meatball rolling companion. Strong at the top, and in the end too many sentimental favorites late for me to vote against.
 

Warhawk

The cake is a lie.
Staff member
#5
The Captain had my second top ranked list after my own, so my choice was a no-brainer. Star Wars, Arrival, Ghostbusters, The Hunt for Red October, Galaxy Quest, Ex Machina, and The Martian especially were a strong combination.
 
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