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Is Groundhog Day a Groundhog Day movie?

Since the movie Groundhog Day was released in 1993, fans and cinephiles have debated whether the film should be considered a Groundhog Day movie or not. We here at Countdown to Groundhog Day have decided to finally weigh in and settle the debate once and for all.

Yes. Groundhog Day IS a Groundhog Day movie.

Bill Murray
“Bill Murray” in Groundhog Day

Here are the reasons why there is no question that Groundhog Day is actually a Groundhog Day movie:

  1. The title of the movie is Groundhog Day.
  2. Groundhog Day is said repeatedly within the movie.
  3. It takes place on Groundhog Day.
  4. Not only does it take on Groundhog Day, but it takes place over the course of roughly 3,650,000 Groundhog Days.
  5. The Groundhog Day ceremony is shown several times throughout the movie.
  6. There’s a groundhog in the movie, who is arguably one of the top 5 main characters in the film.
  7. A groundhog drives a car in the movie.
  8. A groundhog wrote the script for the film.
  9. “Bill Murray” is really just 5 groundhogs in a Bill Murray suit doing a Bill Murray impression.
  10. Did I mention the movie is called Groundhog Day?

For these reasons, and so many more, Groundhog Day is, without a doubt, a Groundhog Day movie. There really can be no question about it. Debate over.

Agree? Disagree? Feel free to let us know your thoughts.

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