Movie Madness Tournament: Best of the 1980s Championship

It’s back! SAW’s 2nd Annual Movie Madness Tournament to determine what is the best movie of the 1980s. The process was started almost a year ago in order to decide the best of the best films from of the 80s. Films were graded by an intricate scoring system in order to eliminate bias and subjectivity to help find the best field of 64 films we could gather. We also had three vote in polls where you guys helped select the remaining films. Seeds and matchups are the only places where subjectivity came into play to help spread the movies out to avoid certain genres from being piled together.

The process is easy. Click on the official voting ballot below, vote for the Championship Matchup, and submit your form. Voting for the Championship ends Sunday, April 11th at 11:59 pm CST. Check back on Monday, April 12th to see who was voted the best of the 1980s.


#1 Raiders of the Lost Ark vs #7 The Terminator: CLICK HERE TO VOTE


#1 Raiders of the Lost Ark steamrolled through the first two rounds beating #16 The Verdict and #8 Big very easily. However, starting the Sweet Sixteen round, Raiders has been battle-tested time and time again as it would go to barely slide by each foe by only one vote. #4 The Princess of the Bride, #10 Die Hard, and #1 Empire Strikes Back all put up valiant fights to only fall to the whip Indiana Jones. Will it be able to continue this trend and win the championship as the best movie of the 80s?

#7 The Terminator has had a rough road to the title itself. #10 Ferris Bueller put up a fight in the first round and then Terminator easily slid past a Spike Lee joint and #11 Robocop. It would have a test on its hands against #4 The Shining but was able to prevail. #6 Aliens would be an absolute war trading blow after blow until Terminator finally eliminated Aliens by one vote. Can it terminate Indiana Jones to be crowned the best movie of the 80s?

Let us know what you voted for and which movie you would like to win the whole thing! Were there any matchups that you had a tough time deciding on who to vote for?

*An email is required and you must select a winner for each matchup. If you haven’t seen a movie from that matchup just pick whichever movie you think deserves to win and then watch those movies!*

Author: Vincent Kane

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