33 Films, 33 Years: The Envelopes, Please!


I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary. ~Yogi Berra

Time for some winners!

Where to start with this one? 33 Films, 33 Years has been a lot of fun not just for me, but for all of you who participated. It’s been a chance for us to revisit our favorite movies, rediscover forgotten favorites, and remember why we love movies in the first place. We covered the years 1979 through 2011, and there were a hell of a lot of good movies made in those years. However, in the end, there can be only one.

I’d really like to thank everyone who voted in the polls and took time to comment. The results were entertaining, lively, and in many cases, surprising. The favorites often didn’t win and sometimes the dark horses came through. In some cases there was a dead heat (in fact, the entire first half of the ’90s featured ties) so the winner was decided by a coin flip.

In the coming weeks, I’ll be Retro Reviewing each of the winners. I’ll be doing this in a very fun, lighthearted, MST3K style, because, after all, this is not a serious blog. Usually. I may also invite special guests (like the site mascots and/or fellow bloggers) to review along with me. If you have a movie you’d like to claim dibs on, let me know! I’d love to do some collaborations.

Oh, and I did mention there would be prizes. I had a total of 21 bloggers eligible to win the grand prize. By random drawing, the selected winner was Christine Noble, who writes a fantastic blog everybody should check out. Christine, I’ll be in touch with you on how to receive your prize.

Now, on to what this post is for: announcing some winners. I’ve donned my favorite Goodwill gown, a pair of hi-top Converse shoes and some costume jewelry just for this momentous occasion. The envelope, please, Mr. Murdock?

1979: Monty Python’s Life of Brian (tiebreak winner)

1980: Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

1981: Raiders of the Lost Ark

1982: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

1983: Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

1984: Ghostbusters

1985: Back to the Future

1986: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

1987: The Princess Bride

1988: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

1989: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

1990: Total Recall

1991: The Silence of the Lambs (tiebreak winner)

1992: Reservoir Dogs (tiebreak winner)

1993: Groundhog Day (tiebreak winner)

1994: The Lion King (tiebreak winner)

1995: Toy Story

1996: Independence Day

1997: Men In Black

1998: The Truman Show

1999: The Matrix

2000: Gladiator

2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2003: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2004: Napoleon Dynamite

2005: Batman Begins

2006: V for Vendetta

2007: Juno

2008: WALL-E

2009: District 9 (tiebreak winner)

2010: Toy Story 3

2011: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (tiebreak winner)

Again, I’d like to thank everyone who voted and took the time to participate in this project. I’d also like to thank the Academy, my parents, the ghost of my dead dog, and…hey, what am I saying? This isn’t a real award. At least I don’t think it is.

Stay tuned for some more cool stuff to come here at P&Q, Rangers, including another awesome contest in the works! As always, if you enjoyed this post, be sure to click “Like” and add us to your blogroll and subscriptions!

Murdock's tux by InsaniTees

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~ by Howlin' Mad Heather on March 4, 2012.

8 Responses to “33 Films, 33 Years: The Envelopes, Please!”

  1. So the purpose was to reveal that for the last 33 years there hasn’t been one intelligent Hollywood film for anyone over the age of 12?

  2. Hey, I get all my formal wear from Goodwill too (or VOA or SA etc, etc, etc.)

  3. Oh, and thanks… twice!

  4. glad Juno made it.

  5. I think I caused all of your ties. Sorry.

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