Fantasy Film Draft – The Aftermath Pt. 1

Year three of the Fantasy Film Draft is in the books and while it wound up being an exceptionally long day (7+ hours thanks to a late start and quite a bit of bickering), it was still a highly successful and entertaining one. Thanks to all my fellow movie nerd friends who participated, especially the hearty group who stayed till the end to help me tabulate the results. Sadly, after two years of reigning supreme I have to hand over my crown as we have a NEW CHAMP! But I’m getting ahead of myself.

For those new to the draft who are wondering what I’m talking about, here’s a quick lowdown on how things worked. Prior to the draft I chose 20 well known films from each year from 1990 to 2005. Each participant was then asked to rank the films of each year from 1-20 (1 being what they thought was best, 20 being the worst) and bring those (undisclosed) rankings with them. We then proceeded to hold a 16 round fantasy draft where each player drafted 1 film from each year based on what they thought would be the most popular among the others in the group. Afterwards we revealed everyone’s ballots (this was the real time suck) and assigned the various rankings to the films and thus the player who drafted them. Whoever ended up with the *least* amount of combined points for their 16 films at the end was declared the winner.

What follows are the final results of the draft, ranked in order of worst to first among those who participated (sorry, Lisa). Combined score of all their drafted films is listed following their name.

Films are listed as such:
Overall draft pick number, film title (year, total points, rank for year, rank overall)

(movies in bold ranked higher overall then where they were drafted, making them excellent selections)
(movies in italics fell outside the top 13 of their year, making them poor selections)

LISA BURDICK (2104 POINTS)
4. Edward Scissorhands (1990, 102, 7, 82)
23. Dazed And Confused (1993, 150, 12, 191)
30. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004, 117, 7, 111)
49. The Bourne Identity (2002, 84, 5, 54)
56. LOTR: The Return Of The King (2003, 65, 2, 27)
75. The Mask (1994, 173, 14, 232)
82. Donnie Darko (2001, 140, 11, 166)
101. Grosse Point Blank (1997, 87, 4, 61)
108. Sin City (2005, 117, 10, 113)
127. Requiem For A Dream (2000, 117, 9, 113)
134. Dark City (173, 16, 232)
153. Scream (1996, 156, 15, 202)
160. Singles (1992, 162, 13, 214)
179. New Jack City (1991, 176, 16, 244)
186. Clueless (1995, 137, 12, 161)
205. Analyze This (1999, 148, 12, 186)

(Not to pile on, but Lisa also owns the distinction of making the biggest “reach” pick, as Dazed And Confused was drafted 23rd overall but ranked 191st out of the 320 films, a difference of 168 slots.)

KRISTEN DATTOLI (1949 POINTS)
2. Philadelphia (1993, 65, 3, 27)
25. Capote (2005, 78, 3, 44)
28. Training Day (2001, 87, 3, 61)
51. Misery (1990, 75, 3, 40)
54. The Green Mile (1999, 97, 5, 73)
77. Cape Fear (1991, 82, 3, 48)
80. Old School (2003, 114, 7, 106)
103. Jackie Brown (1997, 117, 6, 110)
106. Scent Of A Woman (1992, 132, 10, 149)
129. The Ring (2002, 160, 13, 211)
132. Crash (2004, 147, 10, 182)
155. Ronin (1998, 107, 4, 89)
158. Get Shorty (1995, 126, 9, 136)
181. Snatch (2000, 181, 15, 254)
184. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996, 189, 18, 266)
207. Reality Bites (1994, 192, 18, 270)

BILL STAMBAUGH (1937 POINTS)
12. Schindler’s List (1993, 27, 1, 5)
15. Gangs Of New York (2002, 67, 1, 31)
38. Forrest Gump (1994, 94, 3, 69)
41. Braveheart (1995, 82, 5, 48)
64. Dances With Wolves (1990, 76, 4, 42)
67. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999, 140, 11, 166)
90. Wedding Crashers (2005, 106, 8, 88)
93. Chaplin (1992, 120, 7, 121)
116. The Doors (1991, 151, 12, 195)
119. There’s Something About Mary (1998, 123, 9, 128)
142. Monster’s Ball (2001, 112, 6, 101)
145. Sleepers (1996, 163, 16, 216)
168. The Machinist (2004, 175, 17, 239)

171. The Full Monty (1997, 159, 13, 208)
194. The Cell (2000, 223, 19, 308)
197. Monster (2003, 119, 8, 118)

(Bill is the winner of “worst pick” with The Cell, which at 223 total points is the most of any film selected.)

CHRIS DIORIO (1870 POINTS)
5. Gladiator (2000, 55, 1, 16)
22. Casino (1995, 97, 7, 73)
31. Mystic River (2003, 64, 1, 23)
48. Million Dollar Baby (2004, 68, 4, 32)
57. Boyz N The Hood (1991, 94, 4, 69)
74. The Truman Show (1998, 83, 3, 50)
83. Man On The Moon (1999, 178, 14, 247)
100. The People Vs. Larry Flynt (1996, 131, 8, 148)
109. Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002, 128, 9, 141)
126. Wayne’s World (1992, 120, 7, 121)
135. Natural Born Killers (1994, 160, 12, 211)
152.Falling Down (1993, 148, 11, 186)
161. Cop Land (1997, 125, 8, 132)
178. Miller’s Crossing (1990, 101, 6, 80)
187. V For Vendetta (2005, 180, 15, 250)
204. Mulholland Drive (2001, 138, 10, 163)

JON NUQUIST (1858 POINTS)
10. Pulp Fiction (1994, 33, 2, 6)
17. Galaxy Quest (1999, 104, 7, 84)
36. Heat (1995, 71, 2, 33)
43. Donnie Brasco (1997, 96, 5, 72)
62. School Of Rock (2003, 130, 10, 145)
69. Sideways (2004, 64, 1, 23)
88. The Commitments (1991, 110, 6, 94)
95. The Crying Game (1992, 116, 6, 109)
114. Best In Show (2000, 71, 2, 33)
121. True Romance (1993, 158, 16, 207)
140. Syriana (2005, 128, 11, 141)
147. Kingpin (1996, 119, 6, 118)
166. Wild Things (1998, 203, 19, 289)
173. Insomnia (2002, 147, 12, 182)
192. Pump Up The Volume (1990, 165, 14, 219)
199. Ali (2001, 143, 12, 173)

MICHELLE AGUILLON (1845 POINTS)
9. The Matrix (1999, 63, 2, 21)
18. Boogie Nights (1997, 49, 3, 12)
35. The Usual Suspects (1995, 34, 1, 7)
44. Groundhog Day (1993, 52, 2, 13)

61. American Psycho (2000, 119, 10, 118)
70. Swingers (1996, 87, 3, 61)
87. Bram Stroker’s Dracula (1992, 157, 12, 205)
96. Death Becomes Her (1992, 167, 15, 224)
113. Beauty And The Beast (1991, 125, 9, 132)
122. Leon: The Professional (1994, 115, 7, 108)
139. 28 Days Later… (2002, 166, 14, 221)
148. Sense And Sensibility (1995, 133, 11, 154)
165. Moulin Rouge! (2001, 187, 18, 263)
174. Cinderella Man (2005, 112, 9, 101)
191. Love Actually (2003, 132, 11, 149)

200. Back To The Future Part III (1990, 163, 13, 216)
209. Pleasantville (1998, 125, 10, 132)
210. Mean Girls (2004, 149, 14, 190)

(Michelle twice made the mistake of picking films from a year she had already drafted, so those two picks were later voided and she made two additional picks at the end of the draft)

(Note that Mean Girls was the only pick from the draft that was both a good pick – 190th overall rank taken 210th – and a bad pick – it was the 14th ranked film from 2004, meaning there was at least one other film she could have chosen from that year that would have given her more points)

GLENN WAKELY (1809 POINTS)
8. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991, 55, 2, 16)
19. Saving Private Ryan (1998, 39, 1, 9)
34. Aladdin (1992, 122, 9, 126)
45. The Birdcage (1996, 97, 4, 73)
60. Shrek (2001, 127, 9, 138)
71. Chicago (2002, 105, 6, 86)
86. Pretty Woman (1990, 144, 11, 175)
97. Batman Begins (2005, 85, 5, 55)
112. The Lion King (1994, 122, 8, 126)
123. The Insider (1999, 132, 10, 149)
138. Bad Santa (2003, 121, 9, 124)
149. Twelve Monkeys (1995, 126, 9, 136)
164. Ray (2004, 111, 5, 96)
175. Cast Away (2000, 85, 4, 55)

190. Liar Liar (1997, 184, 16, 258)
201. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993, 154, 14, 198)

DAVID FISHER (1774 POINTS)
13. Fargo (1996, 19, 1, 2)
14. L.A. Confidential (1997, 45, 2, 11)
39. Being John Malkovich (1999, 111, 8, 96)
40. Memento (2000, 83, 3, 50)
65. A League Of Their Own (1992, 65, 4, 27)
66. Ed Wood (1994, 107, 5, 89)
91. The Hunt For Red October (1990, 86, 5, 58)
92. Shaun Of The Dead (2004, 121, 9, 124)
117. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993, 153, 13, 196)
118. Tommy Boy (1995, 175, 14, 239)
143. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005, 139, 12, 165)
144. Master And Commander (2003, 134, 12, 156)
169. Road To Perdition (2002, 83, 4, 50)
170. Legally Blonde (2001, 166, 15, 221)
195. Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (1998, 153, 12, 196)
196. Barton Fink (1991, 134, 10, 156)

GORDON ELLIS (1715 POINTS)
6. Reservoir Dogs (1992, 42, 1, 10)
21. The Incredibles (2004, 64, 1, 23)
32. The Big Lebowski (1998, 54, 2, 14)
47. Almost Famous (2000, 105, 8, 86)
58. Se7en (1995, 78, 4, 44)
73. Office Space (1999, 79, 4, 46)

84. Tombstone (1993, 124, 6, 131)
99. Minority Report (2002, 127, 8, 138)
110. Black Hawk Down (2001, 104, 5, 84)
125. POTC: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003, 156, 14, 202)
136. That Thing You Do! (1996, 127, 7, 138)
151. Clerks (1994, 134, 11, 156)
162. A History Of Violence (2005, 83, 4, 50)
177. Total Recall (1990, 123, 8, 128)
188. Hot Shots! (1991, 165, 14, 219)
203. Chasing Amy (1997, 150, 12, 191)

(I may not have won, but I still beat Fish, which is still winning in my book!)

ANDY BONCODDO (1699 POINTS)
11. LOTR: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001, 63, 1, 21)
16. Fight Club (1999, 99, 6, 78)
37. American History X (1998, 109, 6, 93)
42. Trainspotting (1996, 99, 5, 78)
63. Jurassic Park (1993, 91, 4, 67)
68. Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (1997, 64, 1, 23)
89. Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery (1997, 120, 7, 121)
94. Leaving Las Vegas (1995, 111, 8, 96)
115. Walk The Line (2005, 85, 5, 55)
120. Home Alone (1990, 143, 10, 173)
141.JFK (1991, 116, 8, 109)
146. Dumb And Dumber (1994, 132, 10, 149)
167.Spider Man (2002, 118, 7, 116)
172. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003, 75, 4, 40)
193. X-Men (2000, 128, 11, 141)
198. Batman Returns (1992, 146, 11, 180)

(Andy walks away with the “Best Pick” award for Kill Bill: Vol. 1, which was ranked 40th overall but taken with the 172nd selection, a difference of 132 slots.)

KRISTIN HUGHES (1607 POINTS)
3. The Shawshank Redemption (1994, 19, 1, 2)
24. Toy Story (1995, 77, 3, 43)
29. Ocean’s Eleven (2001, 86, 2, 58)
50. American Beauty (1999, 60, 1, 19)
55. Unforgiven (1992, 61, 3, 20)
76. Traffic (2000, 97, 7, 73)
81. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005, 71, 2, 33)

102. Men In Black (1997, 138, 10, 163)
107. Lost In Translation (2003, 73, 3, 38)
128. The Frighteners (1996, 173, 17, 232)
133. Grumpy Old Men (1993, 137, 8, 161)
154. Rushmore (1998, 118, 8, 116)
159. Catch Me If You Can (2002, 71, 2, 33)

180. Hellboy (2004, 148, 12, 186)
185. Die Hard 2 (1990, 133, 9, 154)
206. Naked Gun 2 ½: The Smell Of Fear (1991, 145, 11, 176)

(Man, that Frighteners pick was a killer.)

ADAM HEROUX (1554 POINTS)
1. Goodfellas (1990, 15, 1, 1)
26. Brokeback Mountain (2005, 54, 1, 14)
27. A Few Good Men (1992, 59, 2, 18)
52. Adaptation (2002, 73, 3, 38)

53. Thelma & Louise (1991, 97, 5, 73)
78. Collateral (2004, 147, 10, 182)
79. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001, 113, 7, 104)
104. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, 91, 6, 67)
105. The Sixth Sense (1999, 65, 3, 27)
130. Sling Blade (1996, 79, 2, 46)

131. Much Ado About Nothing (1993, 156, 15, 202)
156. Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994, 111, 6, 96)
157. Shakespeare In Love (1998, 108, 5, 91)
182. As Good As It Gets (1997, 129, 9, 144)
183. Elf (2003, 90, 5, 66)

208. GoldenEye (1995, 167, 13, 224)

(Props to Adam for using the #1 overall pick to select the #1 overall film. It was the only film which was drafted in the exact spot corresponding to its final ranking.)

And the winner and NEW CHAMPION (by a ridiculous 2 points over Adam)…

MARK BAUMHARDT (1552 POINTS)
7. The Silence Of The Lambs (1991, 25, 1, 4)
20. Good Will Hunting (1997, 35, 1, 8)

33. Awakenings (1990, 72, 2, 37)
46. High Fidelity (2000, 86, 5, 58)
59. The Fugitive (1993, 94, 5, 69)
72. Apollo 13 (1995, 87, 6, 61)
85. Magnolia (1999, 125, 9, 132)
98. A Beautiful Mind (2001, 87, 3, 61)
111. The Aviator (2004, 117, 7, 113)
124. Munich (2005, 103, 7, 83)
137. Beautiful Girls (1996, 136, 10, 160)
150. Elizabeth (1998, 114, 7, 106)
163. True Lies (1994, 123, 9, 128)
176. My Cousin Vinny (1992, 108, 5, 91)
189. Finding Nemo (2003, 110, 6, 94)
202. The Hours (2002, 130, 10, 145)

Credit to Mark for being very consistent. With the exception of Magnolia (which was 47 points off) and Beautiful Girls (which was 23 off), all of his “bad” picks were within 12 slots of being good picks. He and Andy were also the only 2 people not to have any of their picks land outside of the top 13 in a given year, which means they didn’t leave free points on the table.

For the record, the Top 5 films still left on the board and people should be kicking themselves for not drafting were:

Speed (1994, 101, 4, 80)
Napolean Dynamite (2004, 111, 5, 96)
City Slickers (1991, 112, 7, 101)
Monsters, Inc. (2001, 113, 7, 104)
Sleepless In Seattle (1993, 130, 7, 145)

I’ll being doing a follow-up post in a day or so looking at the films from each year and how they ultimately ended up (like who was the high vote and low vote – which was VERY interesting), but for now these are the results. Once again, thanks to everyone for playing and to Mark for coming out victorious. I’m sure he’ll humbly fade away and never mention it.

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