Star Wars vs. The Wizard of Oz

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on 6/28/2009

Come on... it's Star Wars

on 10/17/2009

What a decision.....

on 10/26/2009

This all comes down to what is bigger: your nostalgia for childhood or the size of your geekness. :)

on 11/28/2009

Oh dear...I'm not sure I can pick. Yes I can. It's gotta be Star Wars. Oh well.

on 5/30/2010

Two pinnacles of fantasy in each of their respective eras. Tough choice, but I go with Star Wars by a midichlorian.

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on 5/30/2010

Quoting Jacer4ever I think my nostalgia for childhood wins the size of my geekness.

on 7/9/2010

Star Wars wins matches with my primarily BECAUSE of nostalgia for my childhood. It was a much bigger part of my life when I was a kid than The Wizard of Oz was.

on 3/15/2012

Wizard of Oz is.. delightful, to be sure, but Star Wars is beyond comparing with it.

on 5/15/2012

I've been a dutiful "Star Wars" fan over the years and I quite like it and all, but there's no decision to be made for me. I still find "Oz" spellbinding. It's not nostalgia; it's magic.

on 5/15/2012

The Wizard of Oz is an all-time classic, but Star Wars is THE all-time classic.

on 5/16/2012

@TravisSMcClain said it best. On a ratings scale The Wizard of Oz and Star Wars are worthy of the five star treatment, but if I have to choose just one I'm going to have to pick Oz.

on 5/16/2012

@TravisSMcClain said it best. On a ratings scale The Wizard of Oz and Star Wars are worthy of the five star treatment, but if I have to choose just one I'm going to have to pick Oz.

on 1/1/2013

star wars for sure look at my top 20

on 1/1/2013

Star Wars, in perhaps the easiest choice ever....

on 1/2/2013

Star Wars, without a doubt.

on 1/2/2013

I do love The Wizard of Oz but nothing beats Star Wars it wins this tight matchup.

on 1/2/2013

Star Wars by far.

on 3/16/2013

STAR WARS all the way!

on 3/20/2013

Star Wars. And this is pretty easy for me, I found Wizard of Oz to be a trivial experience.

on 6/23/2013

Oz is cool but kinda meh...Star Wars is AWESOME!

on 9/2/2013

Tough one. Both had huge impacts on my childhood. Saw both well after they were made. Wizard of Oz impacted my early childhood more while Star Wars was more impactful in my early teens. Ugh... really hate doing this, but I guess I'm going with Wizard of Oz.

on 4/3/2014

Sorry Star Wars I'm going with one of my favorite childhood movies The Wizard of Oz

on 4/13/2014

Just watched Wizard of Oz for the first time and I loved it. Such a wonderful movie. But come on, it's Star Wars. But surely one of the two best adventure movies I have seen (though Star Wars is the better)

on 6/4/2014

Star Wars

on 6/28/2015

Star Wars.........

on 7/15/2015

Star Wars, no contest whatsoever. I've never liked The Wizard of Oz. I probably would've liked it more if it didn't scare the bejesus out of me as a kid.

on 7/15/2015

Oz any day over every Star Wars.

on 7/15/2015

Oz any day over every Star Wars.

on 3/10/2016

As someone who has no nostalgic sentiments towards either of these, I must side with Star Wars, and it is an easy choice. I did not grow up with Star Wars. I saw the trilogy a few years ago when I was getting into films, yet I do find it, and the whole trilogy really, to be great films - truly great films. Having just seen The Wizard of Oz, I thought it was a rather mediocre experience. I understand and appreciate its value and significance in film history, and I certainly realize its popularity, but that doesn't shape my experience of it. Sure, it features terrific musical performances of well-written lyrics, and the performances in general are all so vivid and wonderful. However... It also has a plot with plenty of holes, conveniences and contrivances, horrendously dated sets and effects as well as characters as two-dimensional as The Tin Man's hollow chest. Needless to say, but yeah, I definitely prefer Star Wars.

on 7/20/2016

Two of the all-timers head to head!

on 1/7/2017

Star Wars is the greatest film ever.

on 1/18/2017

The Wizard of Oz

on 2/1/2017

Star Wars is the best film of the decade!

on 4/20/2017

You guys are crazy

on 4/11/2019

Both are totally overrated