Live Face-Off Poll: "Driving Miss Daisy" vs. "Green Book"

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Two road movies exploring the climate of the Southern United States during the tumultuous 60s.
Two beautiful friendship stories crossing every ethnical and social barrier. Two movies released at the same years as critically acclaimed Spike Lee's joints covering similar themes with a more controversial tone. Two feel good and inspirational Best Picture winners served by a pair of powerhouse Oscar-nominated performances, including a winner.

Which of Driving Miss Daisy (1989) and Green Book (2018) is your favorite?

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DMD is my choice
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Single quotes (') for film titles in the title.

Are you not using "Face-Off" anymore?
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Oh, I didn't remember the way to put it in the title, I'll fix it :)
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I'd probably go with Green book; that's kind of sad about Spike Lee lol he just has some bad luck, eh?
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Spike Lee On ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Losing Best Pic To ‘Green Book’: “Every Time Somebody Is Driving Somebody, I Lose”

I like Spike Lee's quote “Every Time Somebody Is Driving Somebody, I Lose”. Also, I have read both films, Driving Miss Daisy (1989) and Green Book (2018) seem destined to rank among the worst Oscar Best Pictures ever. When I heard the quote,“Every Time Somebody Is Driving Somebody, I Lose” I was think of the same face-off with a different tack. I immediately thought of which loss he felt was greater (even though Do the Right Thing was snubbed for an Oscar Best Picture nomination).

Which Sipke Lee Best Picture snub stings the most: Driving Miss Daisy (1989) over Do the Right Thing (1989) or BlacKkKlansman (2018) over Green Book (2018)?

Not necessarily a suggestion, but something to consider if you like a Spike Lee focus or to think about working the quote in somehow. Downside is a bit negative and changes the positive or neutral tone of the poll suggestion as written.
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First of all, I like that new approach of yours. It's subjective but as a fan of Spike Lee, I can relate to it.

But even as a fan, I genuinely liked the two BP winners, not necessarily as BP but as good movies in their own rights, Spike Lee should take a little more perspective though it's obvious Do The Right Thing stood the test of time better than Driving Miss Daisy and we'll see if Green Book is as hot in three-four years.

When I made this poll, I didn't even have Spike Lee in mind, and then it hit me and I had to add the Spike Lee thing at the last minute (after all, Do The Right Thing wasn't even a BP nominee to begin with) so I don't think your suggestion and mine are incompatible, you can suggest it and consider a third option "I'm not a fan of Spike Lee".
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I will leave the face-off "Driving Miss Daisy" vs. "Green Book" to you. I just thought it was weird, I had just heard the quote and was thinking of how the two films compared. Then, I saw your poll suggestion and thought a lot of other people might be similarly comparing the films.
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I think though that Driving Miss Daisy was a better friendship story and I never really cared about the 'race' issue because even Miss Daisy as a Jewish woman in Southern US was an outcast. Green Book was a nice feel good movie but it's not like anything that happened near the end you couldn't predict it a mile away... and in Green Book it's clearly Viggo that helps Ali, they tried to balance it with the letter-writing but I can see how some detractors would criticize the whole "white saviour" aspect of the story.
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Green book wins this one  as the co-leads had wonderful chemistry
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Hi ElMo, 'good idea! Can I vote for 'Do the Right Thing' and 'BlackKklansman?' Lol. 

May I suggest two small edits to your great intro? ('below in bold)

Two road movies exploring the climate of the Southern United States during the tumultuous 60s. Two beautiful friendship stories crossing every ethnic and social barrier. Two movies released at the same years as critically acclaimed Spike Lee Joints covering similar themes with a more controversial tone. Two feel good and inspirational Best Picture winners served by a pair of powerhouse Oscar-nominated performances, including a winner.

Thanks, ElMo. : )
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Good call, I always do the "ethnic vs. ethnical" mistake (same with magic)
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Yeah, it's similar to the "ic" suffix: humanistic, for example, is a word but feministic is not; there's no explanation for it, though. I teach English but the language has so many exceptions, that are so arbitrary, to so many rules that it drives me nuts sometimes. It can be a beautiful language, I think, but it's so illogical sometimes that I get tired of saying to my students, "Well, there's no rhyme or reason; it just is." (~roll of the eyes~) Lol. 
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Hahaha, how funny: it took me a few minutes, which is embarrassing, but I just realized the relevance and joke in 'Crash.' 
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For me it's a tie of both, so I can't decide.
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