Most Quotable Movie Ever! Round 1 results are here!

The first round of the Most Quotable Movie Ever! bracket is in the books. The votes have been counted, and there were some surprises based on what fellow features writer Rachel Sauer and I predicted, at least through one week.

These Round 1 votes reflect only those brackets received by 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26. We will continue to add to these totals as more brackets come in.

Good news! The bracket will be printed in the newspaper on Monday, Dec. 2, giving you another opportunity to fill out a bracket and get it in our hands by the end of the business day Friday, Dec. 6.

All completed brackets will be entered into a drawing for movie theater gift cards and a movie-themed gift basket from Seasons to Follow, 612 Main St., so please fill out your contact information at the bottom of the bracket.

Few observations so far:

■ You don’t really quote “Titanic,” “Swingers” or “Juno.”

■ The Dirty Harry movie “Sudden Impact,” famous for the “Go ahead, make my day” quote is tied with “On the Waterfront,” famous for the “I coulda been a contender” quote. We know both are classics. This is the race to watch.

■ We are stoked that so many men are participating in this challenge. The Chick Flick challenge in March admittedly skewed more toward, well, chicks, so we were hopeful men would embrace this bracket, and they have. The challenge has been issued, ladies.

Visit our free “Breakfast for Dinner” blog at, where Rachel and I will post random thoughts and comments about this challenge, leading up to the Dec. 20 announcement of the winning movie and participant.

Without further ado, here are the results from Round 1. We’ll update next week.


Top Left quarter

(1) “The Godfather,” 93 percent, over (16) “Swingers,” 7 percent

(9) “Dirty Dancing,” 80 percent, over (8) “Office Space,” 20 percent

(5) “A League of Their Own,” 59 percent, over (12) “The Jerk,” 41 percent

(4) “Forrest Gump,” 93 percent, over (13) “Titanic,” 7 percent

(6) “Ghostbusters,” 71 percent, over (11) “Clueless,” 29 percent

(14) “The Graduate,” 67 percent, over (3) “Anchorman,” 33 percent

(7) “The Shining,” 82 percent, over (10) “Zoolander,” 18 percent

(2) “Jerry Maguire,” 73 percent, over (15) “Legally Blonde,” 27 percent


Bottom left

(1) “The Princess Bride,” 79 percent, over (16) “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” 21 percent

(8) “Cool Hand Luke,” 62 percent, over (9) “Wayne’s World,” 38 percent

(5) “Stripes,” 52 percent, over (12) “Jurassic Park,” 48 percent

(4) “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” 82 percent, over “The Breakfast Club,” 18 percent

(6) “Top Gun,” 59 percent, over (11) “The Karate Kid,” 41 percent

(3) “A Few Good Men,” 63 percent, over (14) “When Harry Met Sally…,” 37 percent

(7) “Dumb & Dumber,” 74 percent, over (10) “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” 26 percent

(2) “Casablanca,” 83 percent, over (2) “Blazing Saddles,” 17 percent


Top right

(1) “Gone with the Wind,” 93 percent, over (16) “Juno,” 7 percent

(9) “Terminator,” 66 percent, over (8) “Back to the Future,” 34 percent

(5) “Field of Dreams,” 86 percent, over (12) “Network,” 14 percent

(4) “Sudden Impact,” 50 percent, TIED with (13) “On the Waterfront”

(11) “The Blues Brothers,” 57 percent, over (6) “Caddyshack,” 43 percent

(3) “Monty Phython and the Holy Grail,” 75 percent, over (14) “Dr. Strangelove,” 25 percent

(7) “The Silence of the Lambs,” 57 percent, over (10) “Deliverance,” 43 percent

(2) “Napoleon Dynamite,” 59 percent, over (15) “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” 41 percent


Bottom right

(1) “The Wizard of Oz,” 87 percent, over (16) “Auntie Mame,” 13 percent

(9) “Airplane!” 75 percent, over (8) “Goodfellas,” 25 percent

(5) “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery,” 70 percent, over (12) “Tommy Boy,” 30 percent

(4) “Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back,” 57 percent, over (13) “Pulp Fiction,” 43 percent

(11) “A Christmas Story,” 68 percent, over (6) “Apocalypse Now,” 32 percent

(3) “Animal House,” 87 percent, over (14) “Dr. No,” 13 percent

(10) “Taxi Driver,” 66 percent, over (7) “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” 34 percent

(2) “The Big Lebowski,” 52 percent, over (15) “Dead Poets Society,” 48 percent


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