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View Poll Results: Select Your Favorite Movie from each of the 9 Matchups
Matchup #1: The Shawshank Redemption
71.53%
Matchup #1: Ronin
16.06%
Matchup #2: Grosse Pointe Blank
39.42%
Matchup #2: Gattaca
36.50%
Matchup #3: Braveheart
56.93%
Matchup #3: Beauty and the Beast
25.55%
Matchup #4: Leon: The Professional
67.15%
Matchup #4: Mallrats
23.36%
Matchup #5: L.A. Confidential
65.69%
Matchup #5: Carlito's Way
15.33%
Matchup #6: Out of Sight
47.45%
Matchup #6: From Dusk Till Dawn
36.50%
Matchup #7: Office Space
64.23%
Matchup #7: Edward Scissorhands
29.20%
Matchup #8: Rushmore
56.20%
Matchup #8: The Last Seduction
13.14%
Matchup #9: Dances With Wolves
41.61%
Matchup #9: Mission: Impossible
35.77%
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Favorite Movie of the 90's: Round of 128/Group #7

Old 08-19-09, 02:10 PM
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Favorite Movie of the 90's: Round of 128/Group #7

Select your favorite movie from each of the matchups. Final group of this round!!


Matchup #1
#3 The Shawshanks Redemption
vs
#126 Ronin

Matchup #2
#62 Grosse Pointe Blank
vs
#67 Gattaca

Matchup #3
#30 Braveheart
vs
#99 Beauty and the Beast

Matchup #4
#35 Leon: The Professional
vs
#94 Mallrats

Matchup #5
#14 LA Confidential
vs
#115 Carlito's Way

Matchup #6
#51 Out of Sight
vs
#78 From Dusk Till Dawn

Matchup #7
#19 Office Space
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#110 Edward Scissorhands

Matchup #8
#46 Rushmore
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#83 The Last Seduction

Matchup #9: Re-Run from previous group due to a tie.
#55 Dances With Wolves
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#74 Mission: Impossible
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Re: Favorite Movie of the 90's: Round of 128/Group #7

Shawshank
Gattaca
Beauty and the Beast
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Office Space
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Re: Favorite Movie of the 90's: Round of 128/Group #7

Ronin
abstain - didn't care for either
Braveheart
Mallrats
Carlito's Way
From Dusk Till Dawn
Office Space

abstain - didn't care for either
Dances With Wolves
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Re: Favorite Movie of the 90's: Round of 128/Group #7

The Shawshank Redemption
LA Confidential
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Re: Favorite Movie of the 90's: Round of 128/Group #7

(Won't a DANCES WITH WOLVES vs. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE re-match result in yet another tie?)

Clearly a losing battle, but I got the chance here to vote against two of my least favorite movies, not just of the '90s but of all time--SHAWSHANK and L.A. CONFIDENTIAL.
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Re: Favorite Movie of the 90's: Round of 128/Group #7

Ronin (one of my favorites)
Gattaca
Braveheart
Leon
LA Confidential
(another favorite)
Out of Sight
abstain on the rest
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Re: Favorite Movie of the 90's: Round of 128/Group #7

Ronin -- "Shawshank" is the most overrated movie of all time
*abstain* -- really enjoy GPB, never seen Gattaca
Beauty and the Beast -- classic Disney, Braveheart is simplistic and lunkheaded (enjoyable lunkheadedness, but still lunkheaded)
Mallrats -- "Leon" is OK, but mostly boring
LA Confidential -- a modern masterpiece
Out Of Sight -- the best of the 90s Elmore Leonard films, and a perfect symbiosis of entertainment meets crackerjack filmmaking
Office Space
Rushmore -- one of the best comedies of the 90s. "Last Seduction" is an overbaked, undercooked noir-wannabe
Mission Impossible -- not a fan of that particular Cruise/de Palma movie, but it's Citizen Kane compared to the overrated shitstain of PC garbage known as "Dances With Wolves"
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Re: Favorite Movie of the 90's: Round of 128/Group #7

Shawshank Redemption - It's a great film, always will be, no matter how many times TNT airs it.

Gattaca
Braveheart
Leon
LA Confidential
Out of Sight (the only difficult choice for me)
Edward Scissorhands
Rushmore (top ten of the 90s for me)
Mission: Impossible

Mallrats vs. Leon
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Re: Favorite Movie of the 90's: Round of 128/Group #7

Shawshank Redemption
Grosse Pointe Blank
Braveheart
Leon: The Professional (overrated but lightyears better than mallrats)
L.A. Confidential
Out of Sight
Office Space
Rushmore
Dances With Wolves
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Re: Favorite Movie of the 90's: Round of 128/Group #7

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
(Won't a DANCES WITH WOLVES vs. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE re-match result in yet another tie?)
I have had around 10 ties so far, and not one of them has tied again in the re-run.
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Re: Favorite Movie of the 90's: Round of 128/Group #7

The Shawshanks Redemption (easily)
Matchup #2 (abstain. both are ok but neither wins my vote out of not really caring either way.)
Braveheart (Duh! nuff said )
Leon: The Professional
Carlito's Way (kinda hard pick but had to go with this one.)
From Dusk Till Dawn
Edward Scissorhands
Rushmore
Dances With Wolves
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Re: Favorite Movie of the 90's: Round of 128/Group #7

Grosse Pointe Blank (Though I quite enjoyed Gattaca)
Leon
L.A. Confidential
Out of Sight
Edward Scissorhands

Rushmore (Though I think Last Seduction is a solid neo-noir)
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Re: Favorite Movie of the 90's: Round of 128/Group #7

Sadly, I believe that Carlito's Way will have no chance due people who have never seen it voting for LAC.
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Matchup #1
The Shawshanks Redemption vs Ronin- Easy. I've seen both movies once, in the theatre, years ago. Just thinking about certain moments of Shawshank gives me the chills, and I don't remember a thing about Ronin except being thoroughly confused.

Matchup #2
Grosse Pointe Blank vs Gattaca- I enjoyed Grosse Point Bland [edit- wow, is that a Freudian typo? I swear it was unintentional, but I'll leave it for entertainment purposes], but Gattaca wins because I'm drawn to rewatch it once every couple years. Gattaca loses points with me because I think the luddite agenda is kind of battered over the audience's head and I think it's fears about genetic science is way overblown. But a beautiful and unique film, nonetheless.

Matchup #3
Braveheart vs Beauty and the Beast-
My apologies. I have to admit I haven't watched B + the B all the way through, but it is extremely rare for a cartoon to move me very much and I fucking loved Braveheart so I had to throw it a bone.

Matchup #4
Leon: The Professional vs Mallrats- No contest.

Matchup #5
LA Confidential vs Carlito's Way- Just a better movie. I enjoyed Carlito's Way, but it still kind of feels amateur. Not a De Palma fan.

Matchup #6
Out of Sight vs From Dusk Till Dawn- Once again, apologies. I haven't seen From Dusk Till Dawn (but have been meaning to lately), but an early script by Tarantino has to be a winner. Out of Sight was fun, but not real memorable. I'm also still kind of pissed at Soderberg for that Che nonsense.

Matchup #7
Office Space vs Edward Scissorhands- This was tough. I like E.S. a lot and am a fan of Burton's. But O.S. is just one of those I can watch over and over and never get tired of. So funny.

Matchup #8
Rushmore vs The Last Seduction- While I feel that Wes Anderson is approaching M. Night levels of crash and burn as far as the quality of his movies go, Rushmore (along with Tenenbaums) was his peak for me. I saw Last Sed. once and found it kind of boring.

Matchup #9: Re-Run from previous group due to a tie.
Dances With Wolves vs Mission: Impossible- Costner aint the most charismatic mofo, but it's a better movie.
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Re: Favorite Movie of the 90's: Round of 128/Group #7

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Ronin -- "Shawshank" is the most overrated movie of all time
In that it has been and continues to be the #1 ranked film on the IMDB top 250, Shawshank is most assuredly overrated. It is a very good film, however. Nix that last scene (the sappy and unnecesary beach epilogue) and the supersaturation of the film on basic cable for the past 10 years and I think it would inspire less bitterness.

That being said, Ronin, for all its merits, is a film with its own share of serious flaws. I don't think an injustice will have occurred when Shawshank wins the matchup handily.
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Re: Favorite Movie of the 90's: Round of 128/Group #7

Ronin - sorry Shawshank, you can afford one less vote.
Gattaca - very very easy
Braveheart - sorry chris_sc77, I know it will break your heart.
Leon - not even close
LA Confidential - I like Carlito but it can't compare.
From Dusk Till Dawn - by a nose.
Office Space - toughest matchup this round
Last Seduction - neither one is great but Linda Fiorentino was hotttt.
Mission Impossible - meh, Dances was a bore.
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Originally Posted by jfoobar View Post
Sadly, I believe that Carlito's Way will have no chance due people who have never seen it voting for LAC.
Being not as good as LAC probably dooms it more.
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Re: Favorite Movie of the 90's: Round of 128/Group #7

The Shawshanks Redemption - Ronin could've been a classic but somehow i felt never lived up to the potential. Shawshank maxed out on it's potential.

Gattaca - Both films are enjoyable in their own right but I'm going with Gattaca since i have ownership of this on Blu-ray and don't currently own GPB in any format.

Beauty and the Beast - Never too crazy on Braveheart.

Mallrats - My favorite K. Smith film. Leon is too mean-spirited for me to ever like or enjoy.

Carlito's Way - It's the battle of New York vs. Los Angeles, i'm going NY on this one.

From Dusk Till Dawn - Out of Sight was boring to me.

Office Space - Classic 90s comedy, Scissorhand was just mildly amusing.

Rushmore - another 90s classic comedy albeit not in a laff out loud way.

Mission: Impossible - looks like a tiebreaker rematch and again i'm sticking with MI.
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Being not as good as LAC probably dooms it more.
Debatable. I would probably vote for it over LAC. If anything, the vote probably deserves to be closer than it will be.
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If anything, the vote probably deserves to be closer than it will be.
I can agree with that. I think LAC is one of those movies on this forum that always landslides.
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N/A (Haven't seen either, and in the case of "Shawshank Redemption", I don't ever want to see it. I hate manipulative tear-jerkers for the most part, and this movie looks like the epitome of that).
Grosse Pointe Blank
Don't like either one (though I dislike Braveheart far more)
Don't like either one
N/A (Never seen Carlito's Way)
Out of Sight
Office Space (By a fucking mile)
Rushmore
Don't like either one

It's amazing how many films in this poll I despise. It's truly a terrible list of films.
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Matchup #1: Haven't seen either
Matchup #2: Haven't seen either
Matchup #3: Beauty and the Beast
Matchup #4: Mallrats (One of my favorite Kevin Smith films)
Matchup #5: Haven't seen either
Matchup #6: From Dusk Till Dawn (I love this movie and its very quotable)
Matchup #7: Office Space (a toughie, but I enjoy watching Office Space more)
Matchup #8: Haven't seen and don't care to see either
Matchup #9: Mission: Impossible (another toughie, but it barely goes to Mission Impossible)
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Re: Favorite Movie of the 90's: Round of 128/Group #7

The Shawshank Redemption
Gattaca
Beauty and the Beast
Leon
LA Confidential
Out of Sight
Edward Scissorhands
Rushmore
Dances with Wolves
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Matchup #1: The Shawshank Redemption
Matchup #4: Leon: The Professional
Matchup #5: Carlito's Way
Matchup #6: From Dusk Till Dawn
Matchup #7: Office Space
Matchup #9: Mission: Impossible
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Ronin is the best movie on there and its being shot down by a whinging movie?
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