If you are unfamiliar with how this works you can see the two previous World Cup topics linked above. This time we will have a pool of between 96 and 128 movies (the final number to be decided after suggestions have been made) from which to create our cup system. Last time we did this we ended up with 96 (even though the original plan was 80), but I think we can feasibly do 128 if required. Which movies that will end up facing each other in each round will be chosen by random.
As before, 50 of the movies will simply be taken from the current top 50 of the IMDb Top 250 list (this top 50 is posted further down in this post, and is the list we will use even if the IMDb list changes during the next week). To reiterate the main reasons behind this:
1. To have a base of movies that are generally accepted to be among the best ever.
2. To have movies from every decade since the '30s.
3. To have movies in a wide variety of genres.
4. A great number of these movies would probably have been suggested by you anyway, so instead of you going with "the obvious choices", you can give it some more thought.
When deciding which of your suggestions to include I will also try to focus on diversity in directors, genres, decades and the like. The "reigning champion" is Forrest Gump, which would also be automatically included if not for the fact that it is in the top 50 list.
I'll give you about a week to suggest candidates in this thread, and then I'll make the first round consisting of 50 movies off IMDb and between 46-78 movies suggested by you. Keep in mind that there is no use suggesting movies already in the top 50 list posted below. Also, please include an IMDb link to the movie you are suggesting, so I know exactly what movie you mean. For instance, if you were to just suggest "Scarface", I couldn't know if you meant the 1932 original or the 1983 remake.
This is how the voting rounds will go (ongoing round in bold):
Round 1: 144 movies, 72 pairs
Round 2: 72 movies, 36 pairs
Round 3: 36 movies, 18 pairs
Round 4: 18 movies, 9 pairs
Intermediate round 1: Cut one of the movies from the competition
Round 5: 8 movies, 4 pairs
Round 6: 4 movies, 2 pairs
Final: 2 movies, one pair
So, start suggesting movie candidates!Current IMDb top 50 wrote:The Shawshank Redemption
The Godfather: Part II
Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo / The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
12 Angry Men
The Dark Knight
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Shichinin no samurai / The Seven Samurai
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Cidade de Deus / City of God
C'era una volta il West / Once Upon a Time in the West
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Silence of the Lambs
The Usual Suspects
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
It's a Wonderful Life
Léon / Léon: The Professional
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
American History X
North by Northwest
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Saving Private Ryan
Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi / Spirited Away
Toy Story 3