The Lion King Wins It All in Movie March Madness

We have a winner.

He’s the king of the jungle. He’s the king of the pride. And now, he’s the king of Shmoop’s Movie March Madness.

The Lion King came out ahead of The Godfather in this weekend’s final match-up. The Corleone family might rule the streets of New York, but our Shmoopers were feeling the love for Simba and his animated animal friends.

Our advice to the Godfather for coping with the second-place finish? Hakuna Matata.

Movie March Madness: Championship Round

We’re just one step away from crowning our champion, folks.

Two classic movies face off in our final round of Movie March Madness. Who will you choose—the king of the animal kingdom or the king of the most notorious crime family in pop culture?

Cast your vote by Monday, April 2nd at 9a.m. PT. We’ll reveal the winner on Monday afternoon before the basketball players take the court.


Championship Round

Movie March Madness: Final Four

Finally, it’s the Final Four. Who will be the last two movies standing?

Will Simba be king of the Cartoons vs. Comedies match up? Will The Godfather have the edge because the shark already sleeps with the fishes?

Vote your hearts out, folks.


Comedies vs. Cartoons


Scary Movies vs. Dramas


Movie March Madness: Elite Eight

Shmoop’s Movie March Madness is back, and the results are in. Did your picks impress the movie critics and land a spot in the Elite Eight?

Toy Story fans can celebrate after Woody and co. snagged a landslide win, taking home 65% of the votes over Aladdin. The Genie must have been out of the office (er, lamp) this week.

On the flip side, one scary movie match-up was scary close: Jaws got the win with just two points over The Sixth Sense. Cole might see dead people, but live sharks must be out of his wheelhouse.

Don’t forget to cast your vote again to help move your faves forward. The Final Four will be announced on Monday, and you’re gonna want to be there.




Scary Movies


Movie March Madness: Sweet Sixteen

The first weekend of March Madness is in the books—the history books, thanks to some major upsets. All the madness has inspired us to join in the fun with Shmoop’s own take on March Madness. While we may not be skilled enough to dunk a basketball, we do know a thing or two about movies.

Enter: Shmoop’s Movie March Madness.

We’ve set up a Sweet Sixteen lineup featuring some of Shmoop’s fave flicks. Now we need you to weigh in and vote for your favorite in each match-up. You have until Thursday (March 22nd) to vote for your top picks. Then while you watch the next round of basketball unfold, come back here to see which of your movies made it to the next round!



Scary Movies


Best Summer Movie Adaptations

Shmoop may be a literature lover, but we’re not literary snobs. We love to see our favorite books brought to life on the big screen.

Whether it’s adventures with Percy Jackson, demigod, fighting zombies with Brad Pitt, or tracking down demons with Clary Fray and Shadowhunters, this summer had a host of big-screen books. But which one was YOUR favorite?