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The Best MTV Movie

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of ‘Varsity Blues,’ Dave, Neil, and Joanna give their picks for some iconic MTV flicks 


This week, in honor of the 25th anniversary of Varsity Blues, Dave, Neil, and Joanna are debating the best MTV movie of all time! But first, they reveal some changes being made to the podcast’s format (3:05). After that, they discuss some pretrial dismissals (12:47) before revealing each of their top three picks for the best MTV movie, hearing some of your favorites, and figuring out which four should make it to the final poll (28:04).

Now it’s up to you to decide! What is the best MTV movie? You can vote for the winner at, on The Ringer’s X feed, and in the Spotify app, where you’ll find Trial by Content. The winner will be announced on the next episode!

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What is the best MTV movie?

This poll is closed

  • 38%
    Dave: ‘Zoolander’
    (132 votes)
  • 34%
    Joanna: ‘Election’
    (119 votes)
  • 8%
    Neil: ‘Jackass Forever’
    (30 votes)
  • 18%
    Listener: ‘Napoleon Dynamite’
    (62 votes)
343 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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