Weekly Poll Results: Best Brad Pitt Movie

The first rule of Fight Club is that you always vote for Fight Club. The David Fincher film topped last week’s poll of Brad Pitt movies quite easily with 37% of the votes, verifying that its strong cult following still exists some 13 years later. The other David Fincher movie on the list, Seven, also proved to be its closest competition by stealing 19% of the votes, followed by Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds and Andrew Dominik’s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys rounded out the top 5. At the bottom of the list, Burn After Reading and A River Runs Through It were both largely ignored, but I guess with a solid line-up like this it’s bound to happen. Do you agree with these results?

1. Fight Club — 37.1%
2. Seven — 19.2%
3. Inglourious Basterds — 13.6%
4. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford — 9.9%
5. 12 Monkeys — 6.4%
6. The Tree of Life — 5.6%
7. Snatch — 4.3%
8. Ocean’s Eleven — 1.9%
9. Burn After Reading — 1%
9. A River Runs Through It — 1%

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  • La Menthe

    Fight Club is overrated as fuck. It’s a good film, no doubt, but it certainly isn’t the best on the list – or the best by Fincher. If you are 16, and you have a rebellious attitude towards consumerism and authoritarian aspects of your life, Fight Club might seem like world’s greatest film. But for an older crowd it’s obvious that Fincher’s Se7en and Zodiac are both far more superior films.

    The best film on this list is Inglourious Basterds, followed by Snatch and The Assassination of Jesse James.

  • Dillon

    Kalifornia.

  • Beerdude

    I feel that Thelma & Louise would have been at 20% at least

  • http://letterboxd.com/batemanbegins/ Zac

    @La Menthe It’s really easy for film buffs to criticize Fight Club because it has a huge mainstream audience, in part because of its “giant twist,” but the fact remains that its a fantastic film that delves into the dangers of materialism and the resulting loss of identity. If you’d rather look down upon it and worship the frankly overrated Se7en, go ahead, but in my opinion, Fight Club is one of Fincher’s most substance-driven films that transcends into a higher lever of film. As a side note, Zodiac and The Social Network are also master works of film, far above the quality of most movies these days.

  • Emil

    Suprised that 12 Monkey’s has so few votes, but then again he is only a supporting role.

    I find it annoying that so many critics like to shit on Fight Club, you dont have to be a nihilist to enjoy the movie, or not liking a movie because it is to popular dosnt seem like a valid reason. My impression is critics are scared to give the movie any praise. This is not a reply to La Menthe, just a general rant.

    I really like Seven years in Tibet, though it’s hard to argue for it. Interview with a vampire deserves to be on that list.

  • mrhorse

    ya know, i’d pick on fight club too, but there’s not many movies that accomplish that much in putting together pop and satire. there’s only a few.. prob’ly bobcat goldthwait is the best guy to mention at this moment.

  • La Menthe

    @Zac

    It has nothing to do with it being popular, or the twist. As I said, its comment on consumerism and authoritarianism, is interesting. But it becomes progressively more uncomplicated the older you get, and the more times you see the film.

    I feel like I’m misrepresenting the film. I still consider it to be great. But just like The Dark Knight, it’s just not as good as people make it seem.

  • Steve

    I’d agree with La Menthe (though I did vote for Fight Club – because Brad Pitt kills that role). I like Fight Club a lot and was indeed blown away by it in high school, but there are parts of it that feel very dated, especially the CG stuff. Certainly not Fincher’s best work. I have friends that say they are “so over Fight Club,” which seems like a naively superior thing to say. It’s fun film and there’s still a lot to digest, it just isn’t very subtle.

  • Andrew

    Over 56% of people voting for a Fincher film as no.1, Filmjunk really seems to have an audience pegged out.

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