Tossin’ It Out There: What’s YOUR Favorite Movie Team?

This weekend’s release of “Rise of the Guardians” saw a movie team up of Santa Clause, The Easter Bunny, The Sandman, The Tooth Fairy and Jack Frost. Together they formed “The Guardians” and fought against “Pitch”, better known to us all as The Boogeyman.

It was quite an imaginative team up, and put me in the mind to ask about teams for this week’s discussion.

With the golden age of Superhero movies upon us, there’s obviously no shortage of Superhero team movies X-Men, Fantastic Four, and The Avengers have had theirs already, with the Guardians of the Galaxy and Justice League soon to come. But teams in movies have certainly preceded superheros. From the Magnificent Seven to Force 10 from Navarone to the Dirty Dozen, there are plenty of classic teams to choose from. The Fellowship of the Ring, the Scooby Doo gang, the Ocean’s 11 gang, team movies keep getting made, too.

The judges will be lenient this week to accommodate discussion, so even if your team doesn’t technically have a NAME, if you can argue they make a “team” go for it. The Rebel Alliance gang of Luke, Han, Leia, Chewie, the droids, etc? Sure! The Harry Potter kids? Wellllll… you’d need to talk me into it, but you see where I’m going. :D

So let’s hear it! Who’s YOUR favorite movie team?!

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119 thoughts on “Tossin’ It Out There: What’s YOUR Favorite Movie Team?

  1. Well, I would have said Fellowship but you took that from me. So I’m going to go in a very different direction and nominate Rossellini’s group of Italian freedom fighters in Rome, Open City: Don Pietro, Giorgio Manfredi, and Francesco. (Among others. Basically all of Rome is in on the resistance.) Pietro in particular strikes me just because he has no directive other than to help people in suffering; it just so happens that that means helping his people and defying the Germans, which of course frustrates the Gestapo commander who serves as the film’s heavy to no end.

    Most of all I love the fact that they’re all willing to die for their cause and Rossellini makes the conscious decision to put their mettle and loyalty to the test. It’s a devastating film, and probably not one that people would think of when pondering movie teams in this sort of context, but I think it’s appropriate.

    • Not something I’ve seen, but I trust your taste enough to be certain its a fine film.

      Meanwhile, I would just reiterate for everyone that these threads are not a race to an answer, and multiple people can in fact, see eye to eye/be of the same mindset/have the same answer :D

      One day I will beat the “Beat me to it” out of these threads. And on that day there shall be great rejoicing. LOL ;)

    • I haven’t seen Rome, Open City — sounds highly enjoyable, though. The mention did remind me of the “team” of court-martialed French soldiers banished to No Man’s Land for execution in The Very Long Engagement, though. Despite the painful-sounding title, that was a truly excellent film, and that “team,” considering we get to discover their characters one by one with the protagonist and really get to see a lot of who they are and why they all ended up court-martialed, is very endearing — so, I think I’ll take that as my final answer. ;)

      And, you know, with all the love for The Dude in the “Who’s Your Favorite Character?” Tossin’ It, I’m surprised no one’s mentioned the bowling team. Did it have a name? I can’t recall.
      Is it just because everyone loves The Dude and not really Donny or Walter? Or is it just because they lack synergy?

  2. God I get bored of me sometimes… Another Fight club answer. Can I have the boys from Project Mayhem? They’re hilarious!

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