It’s finally here! SAW’s 1st Annual Movie Madness Tournament to determine what is the best movie of the 2010s. The process was started almost a year ago in order to decide the best of the best films from the past decade. 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 five 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 each matchup in round two and submit your form. Voting for the Final Four ends Saturday, April 4th at 11:59 pm CST. Check back on Sunday, April 5th to see who won and to vote for the championship. We will continue weekly till there is one movie standing tall above the rest as the best movie of the 2010s.
CLICK HERE to open the voting ballot and make your selections.
The Road to the Final Four
#1 seed Mad Max: Fury Road has simply steamrolled all it’s competitors to win the Miller Region and make the Final Four. Fury Road ripped through the first two rounds by ripping through #16 The Wailing and #9 The Grand Budapest Hotel like they weren’t even there. In the 3rd round, it has its first somewhat of a challenge when #4 Whiplash was able to manage a few votes but ultimately was crushed. #3 12 Years a Slave was no match for Fury Road in the Elite Eight round as it only garnered 5% of the votes. Will Mad Max: Fury Road be able to keep this momentum up to the championship?
The movie hoping to knock off the beast of the Miller Region is none other than Christopher Nolan’s 2010s #6 Inception. It had a pretty easy first-round dispatching #11 The Master but then ran into an absolute battle in the second round. #14 The Winter Soldier had come prepared and took Inception to the limit, only losing by 2 votes. Leo and crew would get back on track by taking out #15 Black Swan pretty easily but then going up against another worthy advisory. Denis Villeneuve’s #4 Arrival was here for a fight and did just that but was defeated by just a few votes. Inception looks to do the impossible by knocking off the beast that is Fury Road. Can it survive this war?
#3 Parasite has had a pretty easy journey to the Final Four by beating #14 Spotlight, #6 Lady Bird, #10 Hereditary, and #5 Dunkirk all to be one more win for the championship match. Parasite will be going up against a battle test competitor. Will it be up for the challenge?
Parasite’s challenger has not had as easy of a road as their fellow Final Four competitors. #10 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood barely escaped each of the first three rounds by winning by only a few votes each time. Barely squeaking by #7 Under the Skin, #2 Get Out, and #3 Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse led it to the Elite Eight where it finally had an easy win over #9 Drive. Tarantino’s film will have a tough test on its hands when it faces Oscar-winning Parasite in the Final Four.
Here is the BRACKET and it will be updated after each round to show the winners and losers.
Let us know you what you voted for and which movie you would like to win the whole thing! Were there any tough 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!*