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What Is Cinema’s Greatest Meet-cute?

Dave, Joanna, and Neil share their takes on Hollywood’s best love stories—and you get to decide who’s right!


(1:38) — RECAP: Joanna reveals the results of last week’s poll.

(2:21) — TOPIC: Dave, Joanna, and Neil introduce this week’s debate: What is cinema’s greatest meet-cute?

(8:16) — RULES: Neil explains the rules for this debate and gives out some awards.

(9:53) — PRETRIAL DISMISSALS: They go through a list of honorable mentions that just missed the cut.

(15:17) — OPENING REMARKS: Everyone gives a one-minute opening statement and plays a clip to support their choice for cinema’s greatest meet-cute.

(21:10) — CROSS-EXAMINATION: The hosts engage in open discussion of the presented choices and offer rebuttals and further arguments for their picks.

(35:23) — LISTENER SUBMISSIONS: The hosts read some listener submissions and hear clips from the listener choices. Then, they pick one to be added to the final poll.

(48:08) — CLOSING STATEMENTS: They each get one uninterrupted minute to defend their choice.

Now it’s up for you to decide! What is cinema’s greatest meet-cute? You can vote for a winner below, on The Ringer’s Twitter feed, and in the Spotify app, where you find Trial by Content. The winner will be announced next week!


Who Won the Cinema’s Greatest Meet-cute debate?

This poll is closed

  • 44%
    Joanna: ‘When Harry Met Sally’ (Harry and Sally)
    (169 votes)
  • 20%
    Da7e: ‘Titanic’ (Rose and Jack)
    (78 votes)
  • 23%
    Neil: ‘Dirty Dancing’ (Baby and Johnny)
    (89 votes)
  • 12%
    Listener (Faith): ‘Bringing Up Baby’ (Susan and David)
    (46 votes)
382 votes total Vote Now

Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller
Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga
Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal
Theme song and other music credits: Devon Renaldo

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