drwex (drwex) wrote,

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Let's try this list instead (movies)

Last time I found a list of "geek" movies and spent a lot of time snarking about how bad it was. OK, wiseguy, can you do better? Herewith an attempt. I freely admit this is slanted against horror and my knowledge of Anime is so bad I'm sure I've failed in that area. I'm also arbitrarily cutting off a lot of modern stuff because this is about geekdom, not current pop culture. I'm also favoring things I've seen because I know them. If I'm missing things you'll have to tell me about it.

1. Star Wars (original trilogy). Give yourself credit only if you saw all three.
2. Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
3. Lord of the Rings (trilogy). Credit if you saw all three
4. Akira
5. Repo Man
6. Spaceballs
7. Ghostbusters
8. The Crow
9. Hellboy
10. Highlander (original)
11. Sneakers
12. Army of Darkness
13. Dune
14. Revenge of the Nerds
15. Buckaroo Banzai
16. Alien (trilogy). Credit for any two
17. Predator
18. Terminator (trilogy). Credit for any two
19. Total Recall
20. Metropolis (original)
21. Batman (many movies). Credit for the one with Heath Ledger and any one other.
22. RoboCop (original)
23. Ghost in the Shell
24. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
25. Tron (original)
26. The Princess Bride
27. The Matrix
28. Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
29. Blade Runner
30. 2001: A Space Odyssey
31. Marvel Universe (many movies). Credit for any two of (Iron Man 1, Thor 1, Captain America 1, Avengers 1). Bonus credit for Guardians of the Galaxy
32. Short Circuit
33. Planet of the Apes (original)
34. Rollerball, Death Race 2000, Barbarella - Credit for any 2 of the 3, but has to be without MST3K
35. The Incredibles - No capes!
36. WarGames
37. Dr. Strangelove
38. Fight Club
39. Memento
40. Logan's Run
41. The Dark Crystal
42. Conan the Barbarian
43. Labyrinth
44. Gremlins
45. Real Genius
46. Clockwork Orange
47. 12 Monkeys
48. Brazil
49. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
50. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
51. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
52. Day the Earth Stood Still, Flash Gordon (original), It Came from Outer Space, Forbidden Planet, Day of the Triffids, When Worlds Collide, Plan 9 from Outer Space - Credit for any 3 of these
53. Minority Report
54. Galaxy Quest
55. The Fifth Element
56. Jurassic Park
57. Underworld
58. Young Frankenstein
59. Time Bandits
60. Gattaca
61. Willow
62. The Last Starfighter
63. V for Vendetta
64. Run Lola Run
65. Mad Max (original or remake)
66. Gojira (1954 aka Godzilla)
67. The Fly (original or remake)
68. Dark Star
69. Space Battleship Yamato (1977, sometimes Space Cruiser Yamato)
70. Wizards (the Ralph Bakshi animated film)
71. Superman (the original)
72. Heavy Metal (the animated)
73. Jason and the Argonauts (or really any other Harryhausen film)
74. Men in Black
75. Face/Off
76. Pi
77. Pitch Black
78. X-Men (2000 original)
79. Donnie Darko
80. Serenity
81. Watchmen

Other candidates: Spiderman, District 9, A Scanner Darkly, Macross, The Philadelphia Experiment, Escape from New York, THX-1138, Andromeda Strain, Westworld, The Man Who Fell to Earth, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Johnny Mnemonic, The Truman Show - should these be on the list? What else am I missing?

It feels weird to have 81 entries but I've sort of cobbled this together without a specific goal in mind.
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