Arts + Culture,  Entertainment

On the Danforth Presents: March Madness Movie Edition


We laugh with them, we quote from them, we judge them, and on numerous occasions, we have cried over them.

My point is, we all love movies, and there are a few that we keep so close to our hearts that we’re willing to fight for them. So, we decided to do exactly that.

This year has been nothing but a roller coaster thus far, but we have finally hit March, which means that it’s March Madness season. Our team chose some of our favourite movies of all time to face off in a March-Madness-style bracket, but we need your help to decide once and for all which of these movies is the best.

For the next two weeks, you can help determine which of these iconic blockbusters is the Danforth’s favourite movie. Vote below for your pick!

And now, for our worthy contenders:


Russell Crowe’s transformation into Maximus Decimus Meridius is the greatest in Hollywood history, and if you disagree…well let’s take it to the Colosseum!…Are You Not ENTERTAINED?!


Winner of 3 Oscars at the 2020 Academy Awards ceremony, Parasite breaks every mold about movie-making as we know it.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World:

Scott Pilgrim must defeat Ramona Flowers’ seven evil exes to win her heart in epic arcade-style battles. Who doesn’t want to see Toronto’s classic charm on the big screen?

The Dark Knight:

“Some men just want to watch the world burn.” A gripping story featuring one of the most grounded depictions of the Joker. The Dark Knight places a magnifying glass over human morality and tells a story where the villain wins. There’s a reason it’s one of the highest reviewed superhero films on Rotten Tomatoes.

Lilo and Stitch:

Words to live by: “Ohana means family. Family means that nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” This movie celebrates found family, animal rescues, redemption, and diversity; also adorable aliens. What’s not to love?

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone:

The first movie in any series always has that little something extra, and no one can deny Harry Potter is a family classic that everyone can come back to when they need a little magic in their life. 

Remember the Titans:

“Don’t you see the family resemblance? That’s my brother.” This movie isn’t just about football. It’s a tear-jerking story of how people from different facets of life can see past their differences to come together, and is without a doubt the greatest feel-good movie of the century. Plus, who doesn’t want to see a young Ryan Gosling grace our screens?

Pan’s Labyrinth:

Guillermo Del Toro’s dark fantasy is one of the greatest foreign films of all time. Ofelia disappears into the labyrinth to escape from the hardships in life, and in turn finds herself. This epic story is full of mythical creatures, most notably the Pale Man with eyeballs in his hands.


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