Top 24 Great Showdowns in Film History (An Abridged List)

If you all have not yet experienced the genius of Scott C., you are missing out. His “Great Showdowns” series (depicting defining moments of conflict in film history) is so fascinating and fun.  According to Scott’s website: “Since the beginning of time, there has been struggle. The epic clash of being against being. Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Triceratops. Giant Squid vs. the Sperm Whale. The Circle vs. the Square. The struggle is forever. It makes the world turn around. These are the struggles that make us stop what we are doing and sort of check things out . . .”

Below are some of my favorites (view the full website here— the fun is in trying to identify each film), but I will advise you to stay away until you have time to digest it all — because you just can’t. stop. scrolling. You’ve been warned.

Aaaand go:

 

   

The saddest part is that there doesn’t seem to be any way to actually order these awesome prints. All of Scott’s info is available on his website here, along with a plethora of other showdowns.

Can you guys name them all? First one to name all the movies correctly (in the correct order) wins a prize!

— Kristen D.

32 thoughts on “Top 24 Great Showdowns in Film History (An Abridged List)

  1. JawsAdventures in BabysittingAlienAlmost FamousAnnieThe Big LebowskiBring It OnETFerris Bueller's Day OffFight ClubSaturday Night FeverHigh FidelityHarry Potter and the Deathly HallowsLittle Miss SunshineThe MatrixMonty Python and the Holy GrailMy Fair LadyPrincess BrideOffice SpaceThe ShiningThe Social NetworkJurassic ParkZoolanderTitanic

  2. 1. Jaws2. Adventures in Babysitting3. 4. Almost Famous5. Annie6. The Big Lebowski7. Bring It On8. ET9. Ferris Bueller's Day Off10. Fight Club11. Saturday Night Fever12. 13. Harry Potter14. Little Miss Sunshine15. The Matrix16. Monty Python and The Holy Grail17. My Fair Lady18. The Princes Bride19. Office Space20. The Shining21. 22. Jurassic Park 23. Zoolander24. Titanic

  3. Jaws, adventures in babysitting, aliens, almost famous, annie, the big lebowski, bring it on, ET, ferris buellers day off, fight club, saturday night fever, high fidelity, harry potter 7.2, little miss sunshine, the matrix, monty python and the holy grail, my fair lady, the princess bride, office space, the shining, the social network, Jurassic park, zoolander, titanic

  4. JawsAdventures in BabysittingAliensAlmost FamousAnnieThe Big LebowskiBring it OnETFerris Bueller's Day OffFight ClubSaturday Night FeverHigh FidelityHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part IILittle Miss SunshineThe MatrixMonty Python and the Holy GrailMy Fair LadyThe Princess BrideOffice SpaceThe ShiningThe Social NetworkJurassic ParkZoolanderTitanicAlmost alphabetical, but not quite.

  5. 1. Jaws2. Adventures in Babysitting3. Aliens4. Almost Famous5. Annie6. Big Lebowski7. Bring It On8. ET9. Napoleon Dynamite10. Fight Club11. Saturday Night Fever12. High Fidelity13. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows14. Little Miss Sunshine15. Matrix16. Monty Python and the Holy Grail17. My Fair Lady18. Princess Bride19. Office Space20. The Shining21. Social Network22. Jurassic Park23. Zoolander24. Titanic

  6. jaws,adventures in babysitting,aliens , almost famous,annie,thebig lebowski,bring it on,ferris buellers day off, fight club,saturday night fever, high fidelity,harry potter,little miss sunshine,matrix,monty python and the holy grail, my fair lady, the princess bride, office space,the shining, the social network, jurassic park, zoolander, titanic

  7. JawsThe WaterboyAlienAlmost FamousAnnieThe Big LebowskiBring It OnE.T.Ferris Bueller's Day OffFight ClubSaturday Night FeverHigh FidelityHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Little Miss SunshineThe MatrixMonty Python and the Holy GrailMy Fair LadyThe Princess BrideOffice SpaceThe ShiningThe Social NetworkJurassic ParkZoolanderTitanic

  8. Jaws, Adventures in Babysitting, Aliens, Almost Famous, Annie, The Big Lebowski, Bring It On, E.T. Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Fight Club, Saturday Night Fever, High Fidelity, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2, Little Miss Sunshine, The Matrix, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, My Fair Lady, The Princess Bride, Office Space, The Shinning, The Social Network, Jurassic Park, Zoolander, Titanic.

  9. 1. Jaws 2. Thor 3. Reservoir Dogs4. Almost Famous5. Annie6. Dodgeball7. Bring It8. E.T.9. Ferris Buhler's Day Off10. Fight Club11.Saturday Night Fever12. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure13. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets14. Little Miss Sunshine15. The Matrix 16. The Quest for the Holy Grail 17. My Fair Lady18. The Princess Bride 19. Office Space20.The Shining 21. The Social Network22. Boy in the Striped Pajamas23. Zoolander24. Titanic

  10. 1. Jaws2. Adventures in Babysitting3. Aliens4. Almost Famous5. Annie6. The Big Lebowski7. Bring It On8. ET9. Ferris Buellers Day Off10. Fight Club11. Saturday Night Fever12. High Fidelity13. Harry Potter14. Little Miss Sunshine15. The Matrix16. Monty Python & the Holy Grail17. My Fair Lady18. The Princess Bride19. Office Space20. The Shining21. The Social Network22. Jurassic Park23. Zoolander24. Titanic

  11. 1. Jaws2.Adventures in Babysitting3.Aliens4.Almost Famous5.Annie6.The Big Lebowski7.Bring It On8.ET9.Ferris Buellers Day Off10.Fight Club11.Saturday Night Fever12.High Fidelity13.Harry Potter14.Little Miss Sunshine15.The Matrix16.Monty Python & the Holy Grail17.My Fair Lady18.The Princess Bride19.Office Space20.The Shining21.The Social Network22.Jurassic Park23.Zoolander24.Titanic

  12. JawsAdventures in BabysittingAliensAlmost FamousAnnieThe Big LebowskiBring It OnETFerris Bueller's Day OffFight ClubSaturday Night FeverHigh FidelityHarry PotterLittle Miss SunshineThe MatrixMonty Python and the Holy GrailMy Fair LadyThe Princess BrideOffice SpaceThe ShiningSocial NetworkJurassic ParkZoolanderTitanic

  13. 1. Jaws2. Adventures in Babysitting3. Aliens4. Almost Famous5. Annie6. The Big Lebowski7. Bring It On8. ET9. Ferris Buellers Day Off10. Fight Club11. Saturday Night Fever12. High Fidelity13. Harry Potter14. Little Miss Sunshine15. The Matrix16. Monty Python & the Holy Grail17. My Fair Lady18. The Princess Bride19. Office Space20. The Shining21. The Social Network22. Jurassic Park23. Zoolander24. Titanic

  14. JawsAdventures In BabysittingAliensAlmost FamousAnnieKingpinBring It OnE.T.Ferris Bueller's Day OffFight ClubSaturday Night FeverHigh FidelityHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2Little Miss SunshineThe MatrixMonty Python and the Holy GrailMy Fair LadyThe Princess BrideOffice SpaceThe ShiningThe Social NetworkJurassic ParkZoolanderTitanic

  15. Jaws. Adventures in Babysitting Aliens Almost Famous Annie The Big Lebowski Bring It On ET Ferris Buellers Day Off Fight Club Saturday Night Fever High Fidelity Harry Potter and the deathly hallows part 2 Little Miss Sunshine The Matrix Monty Python & the Holy Grail My Fair Lady The Princess Bride Office Space The Shining The Social Network Jurassic Park Zoolander Titanic

  16. Whoops! Got one wrong!!JawsAdventures in BabysittingAliensAlmost FamousAnnieThe Big LebowskiBring It OnE.T.Ferris Bueller's Day OffFight ClubSaturday Night FeverHigh FidelityHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2Little Miss SunshineThe MatrixMonty Python and the Holy GrailMy Fair LadyThe Princess BrideOffice SpaceThe ShiningThe Social NetworkJurassic ParkZoolanderTitanic

  17. Let's see:Jaws (best movie EVER)Adventures in BabysittingAliensAlmost FamousAnnieThe Big LebowskiBring it OnETFerris Bueller's Day OffFight ClubSaturday Night FeverHigh FidelityHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2Little Miss SunshineThe MatrixMonty Python and the Holy GrailMy Fair LadyThe Princess BrideOffice SpaceThe ShiningSocial NetworkJurassic ParkZoolanderTitanic

  18. 1. Jaws2.Adventures in Babysitting3.Aliens4.Almost Famous5.Annie6.The Big Lebowski7.Bring It On8.ET9.Ferris Buellers Day Off10.Fight Club11.Saturday Night Fever12.High Fidelity13.Harry Potter14.Little Miss Sunshine15.The Matrix16.Monty Python & the Holy Grail17.My Fair Lady18.The Princess Bride19.Office Space20.The Shining21.The Social Network22.Jurassic Park23.Zoolander24.Titanic

  19. Jaws, Adventures in Babysitting, Aliens, Almost Famous, Annie, the Big Lebowski, Bring It On, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Fight Club, Saturday Night Fever, High Fidelity, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Little Miss Sunshine, the Matrix, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, My Fair Lady, the Princess Bride, Office Space, the Shining, the Social Network, Jurassic Park, Zoolander, Titanic.

  20. 1.Jaws2.Adventures in Babysitting3.Aliens4.Almost Famous5.Annie6.The Big Lebowski7.Bring it On8.ET9.Ferris Buellers Day Off10.Fight Club11.Saturday Night Fever12.High Fidelity13.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 214.Little Miss Sunshine15.The Matrix16.Monty Python and the Holy Grail17.My Fair Lady18.The Princess Bride19.Office Space20.The Shining21.Social Network22.Jurassic Park23.Zoolander24.Titanic

  21. jaws, adventures in babysitting, aliens, almost famous, annie, big lebowski, bring it on, et, ferris buellers day off, fight club, sat. night fever, high fidelity, harry potter (and the chamber of secrets) fight club, little miss sunshine, the matrix, monty python and the holy grail, my fair lady, princess bride office space, the shining, the social networkjurrasic park, zoolander titanic

  22. JawsAdventures in BabysittingAliensAlmost FamousAnnieThe Big LebowskiBring It OnE.T.Ferris Bueller's Day OffFight ClubSaturday Night FeverHigh FidelityHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2Little Miss SunshineThe MatrixMonty Python and the Holy GrailMy Fair LadyThe Princess BrideOffice SpaceThe ShiningThe Social NetworkJurassic ParkZoolanderTitanic

  23. You guys! You are SUCH GOOD COMMENTERS! So proud. And the WINNER IS– Erin! Who commented both first and correctly! Erin, I will email you on the contact info you've given with details about your prize. Thanks so much for reading, guys. — Kristen D.

  24. Jaws- Adventures in babysitting-Aliens-Almost Famous-Annie-The Big Lebowski-Bring it on- ET- Farris Bueller's day off- Fight clib- Saturday night fever- High Fidelity- Harry Potter and the deathly hollows 2-Little miss sunshine- The matrix- Monty Python and the Holy grail- My fair lady- The princess bride- The shining- Office space- Jurrassic Park- Social Network- titanic

  25. 1) Jaws2) Adventures in Babysitting3) Aliens4) Almost Famous5) Annie6) Big Lebowski7) Bring It On8) E.T. 9) Ferris Bueller's Day Off10) Fight Club11) Saturday Night Fever12) High Fidelity13) Harry Potter14) Little Miss Sunshine15) The Matrix16) Monty Python and The Holy Grail17) My Fair Lady18) The Princess Bride19) Office Space20) The Shining21) Social Network22) Jurassic Park23) Zoolander24) Titanic

  26. JawsAdventures in BabysittingAliensAlmost FamousAnnieThe Big LebowskiBring it OnE.T.Ferris Bueller's Day OffFight ClubFlashdanceHigh FidelityHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2Little Miss SunshineThe MatrixMonty Python and the Holy GrailMy Fair LadyThe Princess BrideOffice SpaceThe ShiningSocial NetworkJurassic ParkZoolanderTitanic

  27. Gasp! Dahlia, you are right about Alien vs. Aliens! (how annoying is Bill Paxton in Aliens, by the way?) SO our actual official winner is SARAH! Congrats, Sarah! (Erin, because it's my mistake, you still get a prize for honorable mention.) I'll email both of you. Also Christie, I also thought it was Flashdance at first, but it is indeed Saturday Night Fever. Liz, thanks so much for doing the research on the coasters. Good find. — Kristen D.

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