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ONTD Original: ONTD Decides - What is the Best Picture of This Century?... So Far. Round 3

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ONTD, you will decide what is the ultimate Best Picture so far. There's been 20 Best Picture winners this century, I eliminated 4 with the lowest metacritic scores: A Beautiful Mind, Gladiator, Crash, and Green Book. In Round 1 you guys eliminated The Shape of Water, Hurt Locker, Million Dollar Baby, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Slumdog Millionaire, Argo, The Artist, and The Departed. In Round 2 12 Years a Slave, The Kings Speech, Spotlight, and No Country for Old Men were eliminated.

I have no way of knowing if you've seen every movie, so vote however you want and skip some if you want, I don't care.

There will be 4 rounds. Round 3 will end on the 4th and Round 4 will be posted on the 5th.

Poll #2103724 ONTD Decides: Round 3
This poll is closed.

#1

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
374(41.5%)
Parasite
528(58.5%)

#2

Moonlight
635(73.2%)
Chicago
233(26.8%)



Previous Rounds: Round 1, Round 2
Tags: award show - academy awards, award show - nominees / winners, film, ontd, ontd original
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I maintain that Two Towers is better than Return of the King, but I know this is about Best Picture.
I honestly think Fellowship is the best of all of them and will forever be bitter about A Beautiful Mind beating it.
Fellowship is really good. I like that TT has more character development.
Fellowship is the only one that had me from beginning to end, it’s easily the best one in my eyes
I agree looking back I think Fellowship is the best. The beginning and ending of it are perfect
the next ontd original should be which is the best LOTR movie. this place will be a bloodbath lmao

missjersey

3 months ago

masterofmystery

3 months ago

missjersey

3 months ago

masterofmystery

3 months ago

la_loony

3 months ago

missjersey

3 months ago

ichabod_crake

3 months ago

la_loony

3 months ago

anolinde

3 months ago

la_loony

3 months ago

insecuredesign

3 months ago

colorfilm

3 months ago

therearewords

3 months ago

krystiocracy

3 months ago

TTT is the best! It's so action packed and thrilling. The only parts I don't like are the Ent scenes, I always skip them on rewatches lol

woohyun

3 months ago

ellyrianna

3 months ago

woohyun

3 months ago

ellyrianna

3 months ago

la_loony

3 months ago

anolinde

3 months ago

la_loony

3 months ago

belandlix

3 months ago

la_loony

2 months ago

masterofmystery

3 months ago

It is. You're right.
The Two Towers has caused me to dramatically open double doors whenever I come across them.

spacemonkey_699

3 months ago

I wish all 3 could've gotten BP, I like that each one has their own strengths in telling this very long story.
YES! And it’s also the only one where the Extended Version actually adds necessary info to the story.
I literally cant choose between them. I just consider them all one super long movie lol.
Yes, the first two were so much better than the third.

jackal_onassis

3 months ago

yes!!! i had an high school ex accidentally leave the extended version of two towers at my house and i watched that thing so many times.
Yeees, Director's Cut TT is my fave out of the three by far.
RotK loses points for flubbing the ending...if the credits had rolled right after Aragorn tells the hobbits "you bow to no-one" then that would have been perf but nope we've gotta have thirty more minutes of Frodo grappling with PTSD like cmon PJ think of our bladders.
Moonlight vs. Chicago :(
I adore LOTR with all my heart so pitting it against Parasite is fucking heartbreaking.
same
Same :(
Ahhhhhhh this was HARD but ultimately I went for Parasite and Chicago.
Same here!
same! Chicago was my shit all throughout junior high/high school and I literally memorized half the choreography. I couldn't not pick it.

notoriousreign

August 1 2020, 00:25:25 UTC 3 months ago Edited:  August 1 2020, 00:32:40 UTC

I actually rewatched it recently after years and years of having not seen it since I was a teen. And I watched it right after an Across the Universe rewatch too. Oof the CONTRAST. I was BLOWN AWAY, gasping at every dance move. God I love it.
oh god both of these are some sophie choice's shit
I haven’t actually seen Parasite yet so I’m gonna go w LOTR. 🤷🏻‍♀️
Lol that's why i went with Parasite
It's on Hulu!! Get on that!
Not the OP and I have seen it? But Hulu is biased against Canadians 😭

modern_toilet

3 months ago

I’m Canadian 😐
I love ROTK but tbh it winning BP was the Academy rewarding the entire trilogy and Jackson's vision. Not that it isn't a good movie but it's not the best LOTR movie. Parasite was perfect.
Lord of the Rings is such a white and non-diverse cast.
Product of it's time (first the books and to some extend the films). It's up to the people in charge of that Amazon Middle Earth series to make up for that, though I have no clue if they will :/
I...sorta trust J.A Bayona to improve it.
I really hope they do! I know Netflix is gonna adapt the Narnia books eventually too and hope they do it there as well. Good lord especially with Horse and His Boy lol.

la_loony

3 months ago

notoriousreign

3 months ago

la_loony

3 months ago

notoriousreign

3 months ago

Nazanin Boniadi (icon) is in it so I’m watching for her lol

la_loony

3 months ago

insecuredesign

3 months ago

well it is based on tolkien's alternative history version of the uk's origin story lmao
maybe if it was Two Towers but it's not so I voted for Parasite hehe
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King vs Parasite. LOTR defined my teenager years, but fuuuuuuck. Parasite is definitely better.
that's where i'm at too
I may forever cherish LOTR but Parasite is better. So I voted for Parasite. LOL
That's what I ultimately went with. I will forever maintain that LOTR is the best film trilogy within my lifetime and holds up phenomenally well as films (and I rewatch them every year) but Parasite is utter perfection on film so I had to go with my head instead of my heart.
Yeah that's how I went too!
Omg y’all really voted for Chicago over No Country For Old Men???? 🤡

Like I love Chicago but it is not a good enough movie to be in the top four.
IDK I think Chicago is honesty one of the best BP winners of the past 20 years. It really holds up and is one of the best examples of a movie musical imo. Every bit of it is top-notch cinema. I watched NCFOM for a film class in college and didn't enjoy it at all.
i know. rob marshall v. the coen bros, and rob marshall wins? what?
I still maintain that while I get how NCFOM is so beloved and great filmmaking, I personally was really just "whelmed" by it. And honestly, I'm not here for people shaming those who voted for Chicago over NCFOM. People have different tastes and we just need to deal with it.
Omg lmaooo.
The entire point of bracket style posts like this online is a lively fun debate.

It’s not my fault that Chicago is an objectively worse movie. God decided that.

zoaster_toaster

3 months ago

cheeseasauras

3 months ago

zoaster_toaster

3 months ago

You ain't wrong. And I'm a theatre kid at heart, but come on.
If the Academy hadn’t been so homophobic, Brokeback Mountain have would been my top 5.
Chicago!!?? Lol y’all need to be stopped
Honestly feel like I’m taking crazy pills !!!
The grief I got when I argued against it in the last round lol.
don't look at the last post then. people were adamantly defending the choice to rank chicago above no country for old men.
Cell Block Tango is the only good part tbh.
a movie about women killing men??? are you surprised ontd (including myself lbr) voted for it?
I voted for Moonlight but I do not begrudge Chicago stans!
Thank you! (Same)
Same
I voted against LOTR and Chicago because they're both super famous adaptations where as Parasite and Moonlight are movies first

cherrybombx

3 months ago

OK?! Should've been eliminated in the first damn round lol.
if this final bracket ends up being LOTR vs chicago for best picture of the century i'm going to lose my mind
Return of the King vs Parasite why you gotta do this to me ONTD?

Love Parasite but I'll always vote for my iconic and flawless LOTR trilogy
LOTR vs Parasite?? Noooooooooo 😩

Argh, I picked Parasite because of ROTK’s endless endings but I didn’t like having to make that choice.

My initial prediction of Parasite vs Moonlight looks like it’ll pan out and I refuse to pick. I REFUSE.
They should just split the win, they both deserve it.
Agreed, ONTD will have an aneurism if one beats the other.
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