Bracket contestants share their Most Quotable Movies Ever!

Tabulating the most recent round of brackets, I slowly read through one woman’s Sweet 16 winners: “Dirty Dancing,” “Legally Blonde,” “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” and so on.

When we got to “Napoleon Dynamite,” fellow features writer Rachel Sauer asked me if the bracket was mine.

“No,” I said. But based on her overall results, Tammy from Grand Junction and I may be movie soulmates.

(Although Rachel and I can’t win any prizes, we entered the challenge because our opinions count, too.)

I eventually got to Rachel’s bracket, reading the results all the way to “Auntie Mame” when she asked, and I’m not kidding, “Am I related to this person?”

“Yes,” I said. “This is yours,”

(The only people who voted “Auntie Mame” into the Sweet 16 were Rachel, her parents and her niece.)

Now that the deadline has passed to submit brackets, at least for those interested in winning our drawing for a Seasons to Follow gift basket and movie theater gift cards, we have a more comprehensive look at what you consider to be some of the most quotable movies.

You love “Forrest Gump” and “A Christmas Story” more than we predicted. And, after faring well in both the Chick Flick bracket and this bracket challenge, are we ready to proclaim “The Princess Bride” a classic.

Our winning movie and our drawing winner will be announced Dec. 20 coinciding with the arrival of “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” in theaters.

In the meantime, Rachel and I must figure out what happens if the bracket submitted by Lauren from Greenville, S.C., is pulled out to win our random drawing.

Yes, we received a bracket from South Carolina, as well as brackets from the Front Range and across the Western Slope.

Go to our Breakfast for Dinner blog at to read highlights from this latest round, including movies you thought we foolishly omitted.

Sweet 16 Results

Top left

(4) “Forrest Gump,” 74 percent, over (1) “The Godfather,” 26 percent.

(2) Jerry Maguire,” 72 percent, over (6) “Ghostbusters,” 28 percent.

Bottom left

(1) “The Princess Bride,” 73 percent, over (4) “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” 27 percent.

(2) “Casablanca,” 57 percent, over (3) “A Few Good Men,” 43 percent.

Top right

(1) “Gone with the Wind,” 85 percent, over (5) “Field of Dreams,” 15 percent.

(3) “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” 63 percent over (2) “Napoleon Dynamite,” 37 percent.

Bottom left

(1) “The Wizard of Oz,” 79 percent, over (4) “Star Wars Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back,” 21 percent.

(11) “A Christmas Story,” 87 percent, over (10) “Taxi Driver,” 13 percent.


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