Film and TV Twitter Tournaments

Since February 2021, the Classic Film & TV Café (@classic_film) has been conducting monthly classic film and television "tournaments" on Twitter. 

We choose a topic, such as classic TV show themes, and establish any criteria for selection. For example, we required that any nominated TV themes be from a TV show that began broadcasting no later 1989. Then, we host a "Nomination Day," in which film and TV fans on Twitter can submit up to four nominations. We tabulate those results and use the data to seed the tournament field.

Over a series of rounds, film and TV fans vote on Twitter until a champion is crowned! 

Our goal is not proclaim certain shows or actors as the best or most popular. Rather, we just want to celebrate classic movies and television shows and the people that made them...and have some fun!

We will announce the next topic in May 2024. If you want to participate, follow us on Twitter at @classic_film and stay tuned for updates.

The results of previous tournaments are shown below. Click on the graphic to enlarge it so you can read the results more easily.

Disaster Films (1970 - 81) - May 2024









Steven Spielberg Films - April 2024









Classic TV Road Shows - March 2024










ABC Movie of the Week - February 2024

Classic Courtroom Movies - January 2024









Classic Holiday TV Specials - December 2023









Classic Disney Live Actions Films - November 2023









Classic Film Scores (Non-musicals) - October 2023









Hammer Horror Movies Tournament - October 2023









The Twilight Zone (original TV series episodes) - September 2023

Batman TV Series Villains - August 2023 (bonus tournament)









Classic Movie Cast Tournament - August 2023









1960s TV Sidekicks Tournament - July 2023








Hitchcock Films of the 1950s (bonus mini-tournament) - June 2023









Film Noir - June 2023









Classic TV Title Sequences - May 2023









1960s Spy Movies - April 2023









Actors Never Nominated for an Oscar - April 2023









Columbo Villain Guest Stars - March 2023

Actresses Never Nominated for an Oscar - February 2023









Classic TV Game Shows - January 2023

Classic Christmas Movies - December 2022









Classic Romantic Comedies - November 2022









Classic Scary TV (TV series, made-for-TV movies, and miniseries) - October 2022








Classic Western Films - September 2022








Classic TV Cars - August 2022


Classic Film Composers - July 2022








Classic TV Dads - June 2022







Classic TV Moms - May 2022


Hitchcock Film Tournament - April 2022









Classic Film Supporting Actor Tournament - March 2022


Classic Animated TV Tournament - February 2022









Classic Film Supporting Actress Tournament - January 2022









Classic British TV Tournament - December 2021









Classic Movie Villains Tournament - November 2021









Classic TV Songs (with lyrics!) Tournament - October 2021


Classic Film Lead Actor Tournament - September 2021









Classic TV Themes (instrumentals) Tournament - August 2021


Classic Film Lead Actress Tournament - July 2021








Classic 1960s TV Character Tournament - June 2021









Classic 1970s TV Character Tournament - May 2021









Ignored By the Oscars Tournament - April 2021









Classic TV Westerns Tournament - March 2021








Classic TV Private Eye Tournament - February 2021



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