Tournament: Greatest movies of the Sci-Fi / Fantasy Genre (WINNER ANNOUNCED!)

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by ObiWan506, Sep 12, 2006.

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  1. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    First off, I'd like to thank Son of the Suns for coming up with this idea in the first place. The Television tournament went great and I'm hoping the same will be true for the movie portion.

    With that, let the game begin. We're open for nominations now. Read the rules below and post your nominations. When we have met our quota, the tournament will begin and we'll discover what the best Sci-Fi / Fantasy movie really is. I don't know about you guys, but I've been losing sleep over this. I need to know! :p

    Now, let the nominations begin.



    Rules and Guidelines

    • There will be 128 entries in the tournament.

    • You can nominate up to four movies at a time, but please do not post twice in a row. This will give more people a chance to participate in the nomination process.

    • If you have any other questions, feel free to PM me or one of the other forum mods.



    I thought there'd be more rules then that but I guess not. They're not too hard to remember.

    And the nominations have begun.

    <center>Brackets</center>

    128 Movies
    8 Brackets with 16 movies each
    One side of the bracket field is Science Fiction. The other side of the bracket field is Fantasy. At the end of the tournament, there will be a face-off between the best movie from each bracket field. From that, we'll be able to tell what is the best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie of all-time.

    Bracket #1 ? (Fantasy) (The Atlantis Bracket)

    <s>Spiderman 2 </s>
    <s>Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban</s>
    <s>Superman: The Movie</s>
    <s>Brazil</s>
    <s>X-Men United</s>
    <s>The Never-ending Story </s>
    LotR: Fellowship of the Ring
    <s>Legend</s>
    <s>Conan the Barbarian </s>
    <s>Batman Begins </s>
    <s>Flash Gordon (1980)</s>
    <s>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles</s>
    <s>Bubba Ho-Tep</s>
    <s>The Dark Crystal</s>
    <s>The Frighteners</s>
    <s>Big Trouble in Little China</s>


    Bracket #2 ? (Science Fiction) (The Deus ex machina Bracket)

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
    <s>2001: A Space Odyssey</s>
    <s>Alien</s>
    <s>Blade Runner</s>
    <s>The Matrix</s>
    <s>Stargate</s>
    <s>Independence Day</s>
    <s>12 Monkeys</s>
    <s>Serenity</s>
    <s>THX-1138</s>
    <s>War of the Worlds (1953)</s>
    <s>Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)</s>
    <s>Mad Max: The Road Warrior</s>
    <s>Total Recall</s>
    <s>Cocoon</s>
    <s>Galaxy Quest</s>


    Bracket #3 ? (Fantasy) (The Astral Plane Bracket)

    <s>The Adventures of Baron Munchhausen</s>
    <s>Toy Story</s>
    <s>LotR: The Return of the King </s>
    <s>Men in Black</s>
    <s>Spider-Man</s>
    <s>Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire</s>
    <s>Dragonslayer</s>
    <s>Highlander</s>
    <s>Pitch Black </s>
    <s>Superman II </s>
    <s>Time Bandits</s>
    <s>The Incredibles</s>
    <s>Batman</s>
    <s>Monty Pythons Holy Grail </s>
    <s>Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark</s>[/>/>
  2. RK_Striker_JK_5 Force Ghost

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    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn.

    2001: A Space Odyssey.

    Alien

  3. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    X-Men United

    Blade Runner

    The Matrix
  4. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    Spiderman 2

    Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban
  5. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    Stargate


    Independence Day
  6. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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  7. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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    Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    Conan the Barbarian

    THX-1138
  8. KissMeImARebel Force Ghost

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    Back to the Future

    The Neverending Story

    Fellowship of the Ring
  9. weezer Jedi Grand Master

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    We aren't doing SW movies though right?

    Fifth Element

    Dune

    JP

    Superman Returns
  10. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    yeah. i thought no Star Wars? :confused:

    Aliens

    Superman: The Movie

    Terminator 2: Judgement Day
  11. CaptainBinaca Force Ghost

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    John Carpenter's The Thing

    Brazil

    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

    A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

    And I have to concur with the whole "No Star Wars" thing. Otherwise it's pretty much a foregone conclusion that either ESB, RotS or ANH will win this thing
  12. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    The Abyss: Special Edition
    Dark City
    E.T.
    Labyrinth


    Do telefilms count?
  13. weezer Jedi Grand Master

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    Didn't we count most of them in the TV tournament?

  14. Darth_Omega Force Ghost

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    Gundam F91
    End of Evangelion
    Akira
  15. Kartanym Jedi Grand Master

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    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Tron
  16. redxavier Force Ghost

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    Shouldn't the two genres be split?

    Contact

    Donnie Darko

    The Terminator

    The Two Towers
  17. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    Star Trek - First Contact
    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
    Time Bandits
    Legend
  18. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    Why?

    No. Just motion pictures released in theaters. :)
  19. TIEPilot051999 Force Ghost

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    The Last Starfighter
    Jurassic Park
    Men in Black
    Spider-Man
  20. Darth_Daver Jedi Grand Master

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    Robocop

    Transformers: The Movie
  21. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    Willow

    Ghostbusters

    Back to the Future

    Planet of the Apes (1968)
  22. FatBurt Force Ghost

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    The Mummy

    The Mummy Returns

    Star Trek (First Contact)
  23. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    Don't worry. We're just nominating now. They will be split and placed in their appropriate brackets come tournament time.
  24. weezer Jedi Grand Master

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    Its just seems to be one of those unwritten rules when these kind of things come up here or in census.

    I mean we've got 300 other boards to cover SW stuff and forums like this are usually seen as a place to take a break from the SW stuff.

    Plus being that it is a SW forum I'd guess that your win, place, and show would be a bit predictable in the end :p
  25. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    Fair enough. When I thought of Star Wars, the first thing that popped in my head was that it is Sci-Fi. So I thought it was okay. The only reason we don't talk about it here is because we have specific boards set up for that elsewhere. But, I guess it can be excluded from the tournament.
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