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Half of you rascals probably don't even remember this format but here it is sia2 Again, just backing this up elsewhere and figured I might as well add it here. This is all the stuff I haven't yet bothered to replace on DVD or Blu-ray, so there's a lot of kids' movies and mediocre action films/comedies here...

 

#-Z


10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
The 6th Day (2000)
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters - Meet the Monsters
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters - Monsters' Night Out
About Schmidt (2002)
The Addams Family (1991)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
Aladdin (1992)
The Alamo (2004)
Alien Nation (1988)
All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996)
Almost Famous (2000)
The Amityville Horror (1979)
Anastasia (1997)
Antz (1998)
Archie's Weird Mysteries - Archie & the Riverdale Vampires
Armageddon (1998)
Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Babe (1995)
Backdraft (1991)
Back to School (1986)
Bambi (1942)
Basic Instinct (1992)
Batman: The Animated Series - The Adventures of Batman and Robin
Batman: The Animated Series - Batman
Batman: The Animated Series - Poison Ivy
Batman: The Animated Series - Two-Face
Batman Beyond: The Movie (1999)
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)
Beaches (1988)
Beast Wars - A Feature Length Beasties Adventure
Being John Malkovich (1999)
Bibleman - Conquering the Wrath of Rage
Big Fat Liar (2002)
Biker Mice from Mars - The Adventure Begins
Biker Mice from Mars - We Don't Need No Stinkin' City
Bird on a Wire (1990)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Blood Tracks (1985)
Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
Blue Thunder (1983)
The Bodyguard (1992)
The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)
The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (1998)
Broken Arrow (1996)
A Bug's Life (1998)
Bushwhacked (1995)
The Cable Guy (1996)
Candyman (1992)
The Cannonball Run (1981)
Cannonball Run II (1984)
Cape Fear (1991)
Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue (1990)
Casablanca (1942)
Casper (1995)
Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997)
Casper Meets Wendy (1998)
Casper's Haunted Christmas (2000)
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper - Spooky and Poil Meet the Monsters/Dead of the Class
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper - A Christmas Peril/Three Ghosts and a Baby
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper - Rats!/Hat Sick
Charlotte's Web (1973)
Chicken Run (2000)
Chinatown (1974)
The Chipmunk Adventure (1987)
Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman (2000)
Citizen Kane (1941)
A Civil Action (1998)
Cliffhanger (1993)
The Color of Money (1986)
The Color Purple (1985)
Congo (1995)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Crash of Moons (1954)
Crazy People (1990)
The Crow (1994)
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Day of the Dead (1985)
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Death Becomes Her (1992)
Death to Smoochy (2002)
Death Wish II (1982)
Delirious (1991)
Deliverance (1972)
Digimon: The Movie (2000)
Dinosaurs - Volume 5
Dinosaurs - Volume 6
Dinosaurs - Holiday Edition
Dirty Harry (1971)
Magnum Force (1973)
The Enforcer (1976)
Sudden Impact (1983)
The Dead Pool (1988)
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991)
Double Jeopardy (1999)
The Dream Team (1989)
Eat My Dust (1976)
Eddie Murphy Collection
- 48 Hrs. (1982)
- Trading Places (1983)
- Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Enemy of the State (1998)
Eraser (1996)
Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Fargo (1996)
feardotdom (2002)
Field of Dreams (1989)
Fierce Creatures (1997)
Fight Club (1999)
Finding Nemo (2003)
First Blood (1982)
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Rambo III (1988)
Flatliners (1990)
Fletch (1985)
The Flintstones - Fred Woos Again/Dino & Juliet 
The Flintstones (1994)
Flubber (1997)
The Fly (1958)
Return of the Fly (1959)
Footloose (1984)
For Love or Money (1993)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Galaxy Quest (1999)
Garfield (2004)
Ghosts of Mars (2001)
Gladiator (2000)
Go (1999)
The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Gods and Generals (2003)
Godzilla (1954)
Son of Godzilla (1967)
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
The Return of Godzilla (1984)
Godzilla (1998)
Goodfellas (1990)
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
The Graduate (1967)
Great Expectations (1974)
The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
The Great Outdoors (1988)
Happy Gilmore (1996)
Heart and Souls (1993)
The Heidi Chronicles (1995)
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe - The Greatest Adventures of All
Hercules (1997)
Highlander (1986)
The Hobbit (1977)
Hollow Man (2000)
Home Alone (1990)
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996)
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
HouseSitter (1992)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
How to Make a Monster (2001)
Hudson Hawk (1991)
Hulk (2003)
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
The Hunted (2003)
I Come in Peace (1990)
The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
The Incredibles (2004)
The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)
The Iron Giant (1999)
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
I.Q. (1994)
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
Jaws 3-D (1983)
Jetsons: The Movie (1990)
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Jumanji (1995)
Juno and the Paycock (1930)
K2 (1991)
Klute (1971)
Ladyhawke (1985)
The Land Before Time (1988)
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
The Lawnmower Man (1992)
Left Behind (2000)
Legends of the Fall (1994)
The Lion King (1994)
Logan's Run (1976)
Lolita (1962)
Longshot (2001)
Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
Loose Cannons (1990)
Lord of the Flies (1990)
The Lord of the Rings (1978)
Lost in Space (1998)
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Madonna: The Immaculate Collection (1990)
The Magic Voyage (1992)
The Man from Left Field (1993)
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
Man on the Moon (1999)
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
Mary Poppins (1964)
The Mask - Baby's Wild Ride
Matilda (1996)
Maverick (1994)
Melody Time (1948)
Mermaids (1990)
The Mexican (2001)
Midnight Run (1988)
Money Train (1995)
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Monster Mash (2000)
Moon 44 (1990)
Mr. Destiny (1990)
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Muppet Classic Theater (1994)
Murder! (1930)
My Favorite Martian (1999)
Mystery Men (1999)
The Naked Gun 2 1/2 (1991)
Never Say Never Again (1983)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
The Night Strangler (1973)
*NSYNC: Insane (2000)
The Nutty Professor (1963)
The Nutty Professor (1996)
The Odd Couple II (1998)
An Officer and a Gentlemen (1982)
The Old Curiosity Shop (1995)
Old Yeller (1957)
Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
One Magic Christmas (1985)
Osmosis Jones (2001)
Othello (1995)
The Others (2001)
The Oz Kids - The Nome Prince and the Magic Belt
The Oz Kids - Journey Beneath the Sea
The Pebble and the Penguin (1995)
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
The Phantom Planet (1961)
Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
Pinocchio (1940)
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
Plastic Man - Volume 1
Pleasantville (1998)
Pocahontas (1995)
Point Break (1991)
Pokémon - Psychic Surprise
Pokémon - The Mystery of Mount Moon
Pokémon - Seaside Pikachu
Pokémon - Wake Up Snorlax!
Pokémon - Primeape Problems
Pokémon - Pikachu Party
Pokémon - Poke-Friends
Pokémon - Jigglypuff Pop
Pokémon - Thunder Shock! 
Pokémon - Fashion Victims
Pokémon - Charizards!
Pokémon - The Great Race
Pokémon - The Sisters of Cerulean City
Pokémon - Midnight Guardians
Pokémon: The First Movie (1998)
Pokémon 2000 (1999)
Pokémon 3: The Movie (2000)
Pokémon 4Ever (2001)
Pokémon: Jirachi - Wish Maker (2003)
Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns (2000)
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)
The Postman (1997)
The Princess and the Goblin (1991)
Prom Night (1980)
Pumpkinhead (1988)
Quigley Down Under (1990)
Rain Man (1988)
Raise Your Voice (2004)
Rat Race (2001)
The Recruit (2003)
Red Dawn (1984)
Renaissance Man (1994)
Repossessed (1990)
Return to Oz (1985)
Ricochet (1991)
Road to Perdition (2002)
The Road to Wellville (1994)
RoboCop 2 (1990)
RoboCop 3 (1993)
Rob Roy (1995)
The Rock (1996)
The Rocketeer (1991)
The Rookie (1990)
Rumpelstiltskin (1995)
Runaway Bride (1999)
The Santa Clause (1994)
Saturday Night Live - The Best of Saturday Night Live
Save the Last Dance (2001)
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
Scooby-Doo - Scooby-Doo's Creepiest Capers
Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers (1987)
Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School (1988)
Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998)
Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost (1999)
Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders (2000)
Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico (2003)
Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire (2003)
Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster (2004)
Scream 3 (2000)
Sex, Lies & Videotape (1989)
ShadowRaiders - A Minor's Mission
She-Devil (1989)
Shrek (2001)
Shrek 2 (2004)
Signs (2002)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Red Dragon (2002)
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
Small Soldiers (1998)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Soapdish (1991)
Space Jam (1996)
The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
Spartacus (1960)
Spawn (1997)
Spider-Man - The Sandman is Coming
The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie (2004)
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002)
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
Stalag 17 (1953)
The Stand (1994)
Stand by Me (1986)
The Stepford Wives (1975)
The Sting (1973)
Strange Days (1995)
Stripes (1981)
Stuart Little (1999)
Swingers (1996)
The Sword in the Stone (1963)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)
We Wish You a Turtle Christmas (1994)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Thinner (1996)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
¡Three Amigos! (1986)
Three Kings (1999)
Timeline (2003)
Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Summer Vacation (1992)
Titanic (1997)
Tombstone (1993)
Toonsylvania - Volume 1
Toy Story (1995)
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Trigger Fast (1994)
Turner & Hooch (1989)
Twins (1988)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Vampires (1998)
Van Helsing (2004)
A Very Brady Sequel (1996)
Victor Victoria (1982)
Videodrome (1983)
The War of the Roses (1989)
Wayne's World (1992)
Weekend at Bernie's II (1993)
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)
What Lies Beneath (2000)
What Planet Are You From? (2000)
White Men Can't Jump (1992)
Who Am I? (1998)
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004)
The Wizard (1989)
Wolf (1994)
The World According to Garp (1982)
The X Files (1998)
Young and Innocent (1937)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Young Indiana Jones - Treasure of the Peacock's Eye


 

All right, so I don't seriously think anyone is gonna sift through the hundreds of movies on this list, but I was backing it all up from the IMDb list I add to anyway and since I've done blog entries like this before, I figured why not....

 

The TV series that I own on DVD/Blu-ray are already listed in a separate entry: https://fotpforums.com/blogs/entry/815-my-tv-series-collection/

 

#-Z

 

2010 (1984)
22 Jump Street (2014)
300 (2006)
The 300 Spartans (1962)
3 Days of the Condor (1975)
The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)
^ Knocked Up (2007)
^ Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
500 Days of Summer (2009)
8 Mile (2002)
About a Boy (2002)
Absolutely Anything (2015)
The Abyss (1989)
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Addams Family Values (1993)
Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005)
After Hours (1985)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Air Force One (1997)
Airplane! (1980)
Alfred Hitchcock Collection
- Sabotage (1936)
- Secret Agent (1936)
- The 39 Steps (1935)
- Blackmail (1929)
- The Lady Vanishes (1938)
- Rich and Strange (1931)
Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection
- Saboteur (1942)
- Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
- Rope (1948)
- Rear Window (1954)
- The Trouble with Harry (1955)
- The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
- Vertigo (1958)
- Psycho (1960)
- The Birds (1963)
- Marnie (1964)
- Torn Curtain (1966)
- Topaz (1969)
- Frenzy (1972)
- Family Plot (1976)
Alien (1979)
Aliens (1986)
Alien 3 (1992)
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
Prometheus (2012)
Altered States (1980)
American Beauty (1999)
American Graffiti (1973)
American Pie (1999)
American Pie 2 (2001)
American Wedding (2003)
American Reunion (2012)
Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo (2015)
Analyze This (1999)
Analyze That (2002)
An American Tail (1986)
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Annie Hall (1977)
Ant-Man (2015)
Aquamarine (2006)
Arachnophobia (1990)
As Good as It Gets (1997)
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Avatar (2009)
The Avengers (2012)
The Babadook (2014)
Backstreet Boys: Video Hits - Chapter 1 (2001)
Back to the Future (1985)
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Batman: The Movie (1966)
Batman (1989)
Batman Returns (1992)
Batman Forever (1995)
Batman & Robin (1997)
Batman Begins (2005)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998)
*batteries not included (1987)
Bedazzled (2000)
Beetlejuice (1988)
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
Bernie (2011)
Better Off Dead... (1985)
Big Fish (2003)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
Black Hawk Down (2001)
The Black Hole (1979)
Black Rain (1989)
Black Sheep (1996)
Black Snake Moan (2006)
Blade II (2002)
Blade Runner (1982)
Blast from the Past (1999)
The Bling Ring (2013)
The Blob (1958)
The Blob (1988)
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Body Heat (1981)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Boris Karloff Collection
- Night Key (1937)
- Tower of London (1939)
- The Climax (1944)
- The Strange Door (1951)
- The Black Castle (1952)
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Breakdown (1997)
The Breakfast Club (1985
^ Sixteen Candles (1984)
^ Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
Bugsy (1991)
Bulworth (1998)
Burlesque (2010)
But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
Cabaret (1972)
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Caddyshack (1980)
Caddyshack II (1988)
Cameron Diaz Collection
- What Happens in Vegas (2008)
- In Her Shoes (2005)
- There's Something About Mary (1998)
- Knight and Day (2010)
Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Captain Ron (1992)
Cast Away (2000)
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Cat People (1982)
Charlie's Angels (2000)
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
Chasing Amy (1997)
Chicago (2002)
Child's Play (1988)
Seed of Chucky (2004)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
^ West Side Story (1961)
^ Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Christine (1983)
Chronicle (2012)
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Citizen Ruth (1996)
City of Angels (1998)
City Slickers (1991)
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994)
Clash of the Titans (1981)
Clear History (2013)
Clerks (1994)
Clerks II (2006)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Cloverfield (2008)
Clueless (1995)
Cocoon (1985)
Coming to America (1988)
Con Air (1997)
Conspiracy Theory (1997)
Coraline (2009)
Corky Romano (2001)
Coyote Ugly (2000)
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
Revenge of the Creature (1955)
The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
Creepshow 2 (1987)
Crocodile Dundee (1986)
Critters (1986)
Cruel Intentions (1999)
Cry-Baby (1990)
Dagon (2001)
Daria in "Is It Fall Yet?" (2000)
Daria in "Is It College Yet?" (2002)
Dark City (1998)
Darkman (1990)
Darkman II: The Return of Durant (1995)
Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1996)
Days of Thunder (1990)
The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
Dead Again (1991)
Dead Alive (1992)
Dead Men Walk (1943)
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
The Departed (2006)
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Dick Tracy (1945)
Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946)
Dick Tracy's Dilemma (1947)
Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947)
Dick Tracy (1990)
Die Hard (1988)
Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990)
Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Diner (1982)
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
District 9 (2009)
Django Unchained (2012)
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Dogma (1999)
Donnie Darko (2001)
Don't Breathe (2016)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Dracula (1931)
Drácula (1931) [Spanish version]
Horror of Dracula (1958)
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)
Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)
Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)
Dragonslayer (1981)
Dreamgirls (2006)
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008)
Drive Me Crazy (1999)
Dr. No (1962)
From Russia with Love (1963)
Goldfinger (1964)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Live and Let Die (1973)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Moonraker (1979)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Octopussy (1983)
A View to a Kill (1985)
The Living Daylights (1987)
License to Kill (1989)
GoldenEye (1995)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Die Another Day (2002)
Casino Royale (2006)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Duel (1971)
Easy A (2010)
The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Ed Wood (1994)
Eight Men Out (1988)
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
The English Patient (1996)
The Entity (1982)
Escape from New York (1981)
Escape from L.A. (1996)
The Evil Dead (1981)
Evil Dead II (1987)
Army of Darkness (1992)
Evita (1996)
Evolution (2001)
The Exorcist (1973)
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
The Exorcist III (1990)
Fangs of the Living Dead (1969)
Fanny and Alexander (1982)
Fantastic Four (2005)
Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Final Destination 2 (2003)
Serenity (2005)
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
^ The Banger Sisters (2002)
^ Overboard (1987)
^ Raising Arizona (1987)
The Fisher King (1991)
The Fly (1986)
The Fly II (1989)
The Fog (1980)
Forever Young (1992)
Frankenstein (1931)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Son of Frankenstein (1939)
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
House of Frankenstein (1944)
Frequency (2001)
Friday the 13th (1980)
Friday the 13th Part II (1981)
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)
Jason X (2001)
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Friday the 13th (2009)
Friends with Benefits (2011)
Fright Night (1985)
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
^ Full Tilt Boogie (1997)
From Hell (2001)
The Fugitive (1993)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007)
Futurama: Bender's Game (2008)
Garfield As Himself (2004)
Garfield Holiday Celebrations (2004)
Garfield Travel Adventures (2005)
Garfield Fantasies (2005)
George of the Jungle 2 (2003)
Get Shorty (1995)
Ghost (1990)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Ghostbusters II (1989)
Ghost Rider (2007)
Ghost Ship (2002)
King Kong vs. Godzilla (1972)
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992)
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)
Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla (1994)
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)
Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)
Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)
Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
Godzilla (2014)
Gone with the Wind (1939)
Good Boy! (2003)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
The Goonies (1985)
Gravity (2013)
Grease (1978)
Grease 2 (1982)
Greedy (1994)
Gremlins (1984)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
The Grey (2011)
Groundhog Day (1993)
Hairspray (1988)
Halloween (1978)
Halloween II (1981)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Happiness (1998)
Happy Feet (2006)
Hard Candy (2005)
The Hard Way (1991)
Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Hatchet (2006)
Heat (1995)
Heathers (1988)
Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Hell and Back (2015)
Hellboy (2004)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Hellraiser (1987)
Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
Hilary Duff: The Concert - The Girl Can Rock (2004)
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Home Fries (1998)
Hoodwinked! (2005)
Hook (1991)
Horror Cinema 
- The Gorilla (1939)
- The Devil Bat (1940)
- Dead Eyes of London (1939)
- Invisible Ghost (1941)
- The Ape Man (1943)
- The City of the Dead (1960)
- The Devil's Hand (1961)
- A Bucket of Blood (1959)
- I Bury the Living (1958)
- The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)
- The Terror (1963)
- Night Shadows (1984)
- Dead Men Walk (1943)
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Hot Shots! (1991)
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
House of Wax (1953)
^ Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
The Howling (1981)
Howling III: The Marsupials (1987)
Howling V: The Rebirth (1989)
Howling VI: The Freaks (1991)
Inception (2010)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
I Love You to Death (1990)
In & Out (1997)
Innerspace (1987)
I, Robot (2004)
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Inspector Gadget (1999)
Inspector Gadget 2 (2003)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Body Snatchers (1993)
The Invisible Man (1933)
The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
The Invisible Woman (1940)
Invisible Agent (1942)
The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944)
Iron Man (2008)
It (1990)
It's Alive (1974)
It Lives Again (1978)
It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987)
I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)
Jaws (1975)
Jaws 2 (1978)
Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
John Carpenter Collection
^ The Thing (1982)
^ Prince of Darkness (1987)
^ They Live (1988)
^ Village of the Damned (1995)
Johnny Dangerously (1984)
Josie and the Pussycats (2001)
Journey to the Center of Time (1967)
Joy Ride (2001)
Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead (2008)
Joy Ride 3: Road Kill (2014)
Jurassic Park (1993)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Jurassic Park III (2001)
The Karate Kid (1984)
The Karate Kid Part II (1986)
The Karate Kid Part III (1989)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Kindergarten Cop (1990)
King Kong (1933)
King Kong (2005)
The King of Comedy (1982)
King of Horror Collection
- Dreamcatcher (2003)
- Dolores Claiborne (1995)
- Cat's Eye (1985)
- Creepshow (1982)
King of the Zombies (1941)
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Krampus (2015)
Kurt Russell: Disney Collection
- The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (1968)
- The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)
- Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972)
- The Strongest Man in the World (1975)
Kurt Russell Collection
- Soldier (1998)
- Tequila Sunrise (1988)
- Executive Decision (1996)
- Unlawful Entry (1992)
L.A. Confidential (1997)
The Ladies Man (2000)
La Dolce Vita (1960)
Lady and the Tramp (1955)
The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
^ The Punisher (2004)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
A League of Their Own (1992)
Legally Blonde (2001)
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
Leprechaun (1993)
Leprechaun 2 (1994)
Leprechaun 3 (1995)
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
License to Drive (1988)
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)
The Lone Ranger (2013)
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
The Lost Boys (1987)
Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008)
Lovelace (2013)
Mad Max (1979)
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
The Majestic (2001)
Major League (1989)
Major League II (1994)
Mannequin (1987)
Mannequin: On the Move (1991)
The Man with Two Brains (1983)
Mars Attacks! (1996)
The Mask (1994)
Masters of the Universe (1987)
Matinee (1993)
The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Mean Girls (2004)
Meatballs (1979)
Men in Black II (2002)
Men in Black 3 (2012)
Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)
Michelle Pfeiffer Collection
- Power, Passion & Murder (1987)
- Callie & Son (1981)
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Minority Report (2002)
Miracle Mile (1988)
Mirrormask (2005)
Misery (1990)
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Mission: Impossible II (2000)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
The Mist (2007)
^ 1408 (2007)
Molly (1999)
Mommie Dearest (1981)
Monkeybone (2001)
Monster House (2006)
Monsters (2010)
The Monster Sqaud (1987)
Moonstruck (1987)
Morons from Outer Space (1985)
^ Alien from L.A. (1988)
^ The Man from Planet X (1951)
^ The Angry Red Planet (1959)
Mortal Kombat (1995)
The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Mr. Baseball (1992)
The Mummy (1932)
The Mummy's Hand (1940)
The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
The Mummy's Curse (1944)
The Mummy Lives (1993)
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Mystery Date (1991)
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)
Vegas Vacation (1997)
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Neighbors (2014)
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
A Night at the Roxbury (1998)
The Night Before (2015)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)
Night of the Creeps (1986)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Land of the Dead (2005)
Nurse Betty (2000)
Office Space (1999)
Of Mice and Men (1992)
Original Cult Classics 
- Night of the Living Dead (1968)
- The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
- The Devil Bat (1940)
- House on Haunted Hill (1959)
- Piranha (1972)
- White Zombie (1932)
- The Bat (1959)
- Carnival of Souls (1962)
- Maniac (1963)
- The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Over the Hedge (2006)
The Parallax View (1974)
Patriot Games (1992)
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Pet Sematary (1989)
The Phantom (1996)
The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)
Phone Booth (2002)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
Poltergeist III (1988)
Predator (1987)
Predator 2 (1990)
Predators (2010)
Pretty Woman (1990)
The Princess Bride (1987)
Private Benjamin (1980)
Private Parts (1997)
The Producers (1967)
Psycho II (1983)
Public Enemies (2009)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Pump Up the Volume (1990)
Purple Rain (1984)
Graffiti Bridge (1990)
Quatermass and the Pit (1958)
Queen of the Damned (2002)
Quest for Fire (1981)
Quick Change (1990)
Quiz Show (1994)
The Raid 2 (2014)
Re-Animator (1985)
Reds (1981)
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Richard III (1955)
Richie Rich's Christmas Wish (1998)
The Ring (2002)
Road House (1989)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
RoboCop (1987)
Rocky (1976)
Rocky II (1979)
Rocky III (1982)
Rocky IV (1985)
Rocky V (1990)
Creed (2015)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Shock Treatment (1981)
Rollerball (1975)
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Rules Don't Apply (2016)
The Saint (1997)
Satruday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (1998)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Kattan (2003)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Say Anything... (1989)
Schindler's List (1993)
Scooby-Doo (2002)
The Scorpion King (2002)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
Scream (1996)
Scrooged (1988)
The Secret of My Succe$s (1987)
The Secret of NIMH (1982)
Se7en (1995)
Sex and Death 101 (2007)
The Shadow (1994)
Shattered Glass (2003)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Shining (1980)
Shocker (1989)
Showgirls (1995)
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Sky High (2005)
Sleepers (1996)
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Sliding Doors (1998)
Slither (2006)
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
Spaceballs (1987)
Spice Girls Live at Wembley Stadium (1998)
Spice World (1997)
Spider-Man (2002)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Splash (1984)
Spring Breakers (2012)
Starship Troopers (1997)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Star Trek: Generations (1994)
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Star Trek (2009)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Star Wars (1977)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
The Stuff (1985)
Sucker Punch (2011)
Super (2010)
Super 8 (2011)
Superbad (2007)
Superman: The Movie (1978)
Superman II (1980)
Superman III (1983)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
Superman Returns (2006)
Supergirl (1984)
Super Mario Bros. (1993)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)
Tales from the Crypt: Bordello of Blood (1996)
Tango & Cash (1989)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)
TMNT (2007)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)
Teen Wolf (1985)
Teen Wolf Too (1987)
The Terminator (1984)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
They Live (1988)
The Thing from Another World (1951)
The Thing (1982)
Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
This Is The End (2013)
Thor (2011)
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
THX 1138 (1971)
Time After Time (1979)
Time Bandits (1981)
Titan A.E. (2000)
Tom Hanks Collection
- The Money Pit (1986)
- Dragnet (1987)
- The 'Burbs (1989)
Tommy Boy (1995)
Tootsie (1982)
Top Gun (1986)
Total Recall (1990)
Training Day (2001)
The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Transformers (2007)
Trial and Error (1997)
Troll (1986)
Troll 2 (1990)
TRON (1982)
Trouble with the Curve (2012)
True Lies (1994)
True Romance (1993)
The Truman Show (1998)
Tusk (2014)
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Twister (1996)
Unbreakable (2000)
Uncle Buck (1989)
Undercover Brother (2002)
Underworld (2003)
Unforgiven (1992)
The Untouchables (1987)
Used Cars (1980)
V: The Final Battle (1984)
Valiant (2005)
Victor Frankenstein (2015)
The Voices (2014)
The War of the Worlds (1953)
War of the Worlds (2005)
Watchmen (2009)
Waterworld (1995)
Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
Weird Science (1985)
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
What About Bob? (1991)
What a Girl Wants (2003)
What Women Want (2000)
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
Who's That Girl (1987)
Wild Wild West (1999)
Willow (1988)
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Wing Commander (1999)
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
The Wizard of Oz (1938)
The Wolf Man (1941)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
X-Men (2000)
X2: X-Men United (2003)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
You've Got Mail (1998)
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
Zoolander (2001)

 

Some of these are better known than others, and two specifically have a lot of martyrdom attached to them due to being cancelled so early on, but ultimately I think still deserve a lot of acclaim.

 

10. Garfunkel and Oates

 

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This one was more quietly removed and I don't think it really garnered much of a fanbase, but it's an amusing if somewhat uneven show with some very offbeat, non-generic comedy.

 

Favorite episode: Maturity

 

9. Clerks: The Animated Series

 

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An obviously toned down but still adult cartoon, fans of either of the Clerks movies should still appreciate this show for its pop culture wit.

 

Favorite episode: A Dissertation on the American Justice System by People Who Have Never Been Inside a Courtroom, Let Alone Know Anything About the Law, But Have Seen Way Too Many Legal Thrillers 

 

8. The Grinder

 

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A pretty clever comedy with a nice cast, I was really sorry to see this one go, as it's the only show on my list that I actually watched throughout its original run.

 

Favorite episode: Grinder Rests in Peace

 

7. My So-Called Life

 

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A great teen drama with some cast member that that really rose to fame later, you really get invested in these characters despite its short run. Skip the Christmas episode though...

 

Favorite episode: Why Jordan Can't Read

 

6. The Lone Gunmen

 

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A far lighter spin-off of The X-Files more focused on comedic conspiracy plots, I got a lot of enjoyment of this one, and in addition to really liking the development of the LG themselves I also really like the new characters, Jimmy Bond and Yves Adele Harlow.

 

Favorite episode: Like Water for Octane

 

5. Freaks and Geeks

 

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OK, so this is one of the two "obvious" shows I mentioned, but I really think it deserves its acclaim. I love the cast, Linda Cardellini and Martin Starr especially, and my only real criticism is a general lack of likeability regarding the adult characters, with the exception of Thomas F. Wilson as the gym teacher. 

 

Favorite episode: Chokin' and Tokin' 

 

4. Kolchak: The Night Stalker

 

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Fantastic precursor to the The X-Files, and I love McGavin's portrayal of the titular character.

 

Favorite episode: Demon in Lace

 

3. Firefly

 

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Aaaand this would be the other obvious one. Coming from the creator of two other acclaimed TV series that were on and the time (and whose fanbase has only grown since then with The Avengers and such), this show probably more than any other is infamous for getting screwed by the network and as a result was pulled pretty quick despite its acclaim. Still, it is a great series with a wonderful cast and characters, and a somewhat unusal western-esque idea of spacefaring sci-fi with no aliens.

 

Favorite episode: Out of Gas

 

2. The Flash

 

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I enjoy this infinitely more than the current CW series with Grant Gustin. I love its escapist, adventurous vibe, and anybody who likes Tim Burton's Batman movies should do themselves a favour and check this out.  

 

Favorite episode: Pilot

 

1. That's My Bush!

 

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From the creators of South Park (another one of my favorite shows), this show is just brilliant. People expected this to be more of a political satire than it was for obvious reasons, when was it really was was a spoof of hackneyed sitcoms from the 80s and 90s complete with a cheesy theme song, incessant canned laughter with regular "OOOH"s from the "studio audience", a sassy maid, a wacky neighbor and the works. Each episode combines some typical sitcom plot (impressing your mother-in-law, going to two engagements on the same night, your old frat brothers visiting) with some hot button issue (abortion, gun control, the War on Drugs) and downplaying much political commentary, with more moderate views being expressed in a parody of those awful "discussing the episode's plot before bed" scenes in The Brady Bunch. 

 

Favorite episode: An Aborted Dinner Date

 

 

 

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@Coca-Cola

 

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I did this for another website and I figured I'd back it up here. A minimum of people will probably care but eh, it's already done. If a series is italicised, that means it's an ongoing series that I simply own every released season of thus far, and unless otherwise indicated, these are all DVD.

Complete series:

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson
Angel
Arrested Development
Ash vs. Evil Dead (1 on DVD, 2 on iTunes)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Daria
Dilbert
Eastbound & Down
Farscape
Firefly
The Flash (90s)
Freaks & Geeks
Fringe
Gilmore Girls
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (first 10 on DVD, 11 & 12 on iTunes)
Jessica Jones

Kolchak: The Night Stalker
The Lone Gunmen
Married...with Children
Millennium
My So-Called Life
Star Trek
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Star Trek: The Next Generation (Blu-Ray)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
That's My Bush!
Twin Peaks

Other seasons:

3rd Rock from the Sun (3 & 4)
30 Rock (1)
The Addams Family (1)
Amazing Stories (1)
American Horror Story: Murder House
American Horror Story: Freak Show
Archer (1)
Batman: The Animated Series (2)
The Brady Bunch (1)
Breaking Bad (1)
Cheers (1)
Corner Gas (3 & 5)
Desperate Housewives (1)
Dexter (4)
Family Matters (2)
Felicity (1-3)
Franklin & Bash (1)
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (3)
Futurama (1-4, 7)
Garfield and Friends (4)
Happy Days (1)
Heroes (1-3)
Jem and the Holograms (1 & 2)
Lexx (1)
Lost (6)
Malcolm in the Middle (1)
Modern Family (4)
Monty Python's Flying Circus (4)
New Girl (1-3)
The Office [U.K.] (1)
Perfect Strangers (1 & 2)
Roseanne (2)
SCTV (4)
Seinfeld (1-4)
The Simpsons (2-7)
Spin City (1)
Tales from the Crypt (1-6)
Tales from the Darkside (1)
Taxi (5)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1-3, 5)
Teen Titans (1)
Three's Company (1)
True Detective (1)
The Twilight Zone (3)
Veronica Mars (2)
The X-Files (2-4) (Blu-ray)
X-Men: Evolution (3)

 

Updated 12/09/2017.

This is one of my favourite sub-genres in science fiction (though not every film here counts as sci-fi), so I'm also gonna add an "honourable mention" list as they very end just so the primary one isn't ridiculously long. Also, I won't count more than one film from the same series.

 

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And my honourable mentions:

 

Back to the Future Part II

Back to the Future Part III

Escape from the Planet of the Apes

Looper

Men in Black 3

Peggy Sue Got Married

Planet of the Apes (2001) - yeah I said it

Star Trek (2009)

Star Trek: First Contact

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Timecop

Warlock

Most/all of these films take some artistic license with the real people they're based on, but I will set some limits. I'm not going to count anything here like Amadeus or Quills (both great movies) that are less biopics and more just fiction loosely based on real historical figures.

 

And yeah, I'm a whore for Warren Beatty.

 

20. Schindler's List

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19. Quiz Show

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18. Catch Me If You Can

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17. Raging Bull

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16. Tombstone

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15. The Social Network

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14. Born on the Fourth of July

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13. La Bamba

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12. Lawrence of Arabia

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11. Man on the Moon

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10. Wild

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9. The Walk

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8. Bugsy

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7. Straight Outta Compton

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6. Reds

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5. Walk the Line

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4. The Wolf of Wall Street

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3. Bonnie and Clyde

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2. Private Parts

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1. Ed Wood

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And a few honorable mentions:

 

I Love You Phillip Morris

Ali

Sid & Nancy

Great Balls of Fire!

The People vs. Larry Flynt

Rudy

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Most of these range from improbable to ridiculous... I could probably fill this list with Sly alone!

 

Sylvester Stallone 

- Jerry Savage (Rebel)

- Johnny Kovak (F.I.S.T)

- Deke DaSilva (Nighthawks)

- Robert Hatch (Victory)

- Lincoln Hawk (Over the Top)

- Raymond Tango (Tango & Cash)

- John Spartan (Demolition Man)

- Ray Quick (The Specialist)

- Robert Rath (Assassins)

 

Seagal has some doozies as well...

 

Steven Seagal 

- Mason Storm (Hard to Kill)

- John Hatcher (Marked for Death)

- Casey Ryback (Under Siege)

- Austin Travis (Executive Decision)

- Jack Cole (The Glimmer Man)

- Jack Taggart (Fire Down Below) 

- Jonathan Cold (The Foreigner)

 

And you can't forget their action star contemporaries that picked normal names slightly more often...

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger

- John Matrix (Commando)

- Jack Slater (Last Action Hero)

- Harry Tasker (True Lies)

 

Mel Gibson

- Mad Max Rockatansky (Mad Max)

- Martin Riggs (Lethal Weapon)

- Bret Maverick (Maverick)

- Porter [no first name...I wouldn't mess with this motherfucker] (Payback) 

 

Jean-Claude Van Damme

- Frank Dux (Bloodsport)

- Gibson Rickenbacker (Cyborg)

- Darren McCord (Sudden Death)

 

Plus nearly the entire cast of Michael Bay's Armageddon:

 

- Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis)

- A:J. Frost (Ben Affleck)

- Chick Chapple (Will Patton)

- Rockhound (Steve Buscemi)

- Oscar Choice (Owen Wilson)

- Willie Sharp (William Fichtner)

 

The late 90s/early 2000s blockbuster king formerly known as the Fresh Prince has a couple:

 

Will Smith

- Raymond Clayton Dean [three names, that's almost more badass than one!) (Enemy of the State)

- Cypher Raige (After Earth)

 

John Travolta (Deak Deakins) and Christian Slater (Riley Hale) are also pretty hardcore in Broken Arrow. And the also iconic John Shaft.

 

Probably a few that I missed dead2 

Not gonna lie - it was a stretch to get all the way to fifteen...

 

15. Cujo (1983)

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14. Bats (1999)

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13. Anaconda (1997)

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12. Orca (1977) 

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11. Willard (1971)

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10. Monkey Shines (1988)

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9. Congo (1995)

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8. The Birds (1963)

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7. Deep Blue Sea (1999)

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6. Piranha (1978)

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5. The Grey (2012)

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4. Phase IV (1974)

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3. Alligator (1980)

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2. Arachnophobia (1990)

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1. Lake Placid (1999)

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I hadn't gone to one of these since I was about 15, so when I heard they were putting on one for ten days in my local city (with better rides than I was used to as well, my previous city didn't really get the full treatment), I was pretty excited. I had it in my head that I was gonna try all the badass shit that I was too much of a pussy to go on as a kid, and...I sorta did.

 

The first thing I tried was one of two rollercoasters that were there, and this line took fucking forever. As the wait is coming to an end I ask the two 11/12 year old girls in front of me if all the lines are this long and fortunately they tell me that's not the case. They also begin to recommend to me all of the most hardcore rides, but just by name so it didn't mean as much at the time. Later when I actually saw them, I was sorta impressed. I mean, two little girls went on this thing that went about four in the air, spinned and turned completely upside down. Is that not some majorly fucked up shit?

 

I was worried I was gonna lose my cool at last minute when the rollercoaster actually began (with the two 11 year old girls, mind you...), but I held it together pretty good. Just sorted gritted my teeth a bit. After this I went on probably the worst/scariest ride that I did, the Ring of Fire:

 

 

On this one, I did scream. A lot. I also had my eyes shut like a steel fucking trap about 99% of the time. You probably couldn't have made me open them unless you put some Clockwork Orange shit on me beforehand.

 

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After that, I went on the nice, serene, no-screams ferris wheel.

 

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I was still not completely over the Ring of Fire, so I kept up with the lower key rides for a little while dead2 I was pretty disappointed with the haunted house, they had this werewolf that looked a matted bear. But then I went to the "Video Box" or something, and although it wasn't all that great, I saw this. Stan.

 

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Went to the funhouse as well, seeing a deformed version of yourself is always enjoyable.

 

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I finally started going on the real, non-pussy rides again, starting with the Swing Tower. But there happened to be two different little girls (maybe 15) who weren't even holding the safety bars jj4 I of course gripped them for dear life.

 

 

And then probably my favorite ride, the Starship 4000. The gravity effect is really cool, went on this one a few times. Also once they were playing Poker Face. Stan again.

 

 

There were a few others in between that I don't quite recall, but the final ride I went on was the Crazy Mouse - another rollercoaster, but one that spins while you're on it. As I was a loner and they like to have so many people on certain rides, they put on this carny named Willem with me, who says this is gonna be a "VIP" ride. I had no idea what he meant, but it turned out their definition of VIP was "have two carnies spin around the rollercoaster like mad before it even starts so it spins even fucking crazier the whole time".

 

 

I tried to psyche myself up to go on the Drop of Doom, but nah, the suspense of that thing is just too fucked up carla1 

I'd specifically avoided naming animated TV series in my other blog entries, so here's me making up for it. I'm counting any kind of animation here - traditional, CGI, stop-motion, whatever. Also counting everything from cartoons with a child target audience to super raunchy, adults-only cartoons, and I'm counting every genre.

 

20. Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (2000-2007)

19. Clerks: The Animated Series (2000-2001)

18. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987-1996)

17. Animaniacs (1993-1998)

16. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010-2013)

15. Justice League (2001-2004)

14. Gargoyles (1994-1996)

13. Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (1994-1997)

12. Kim Possible (2002-2007)

11. Beetlejuice (1989-1991)

10. The Critic (1994-1995)

9. South Park (1997-present)

8. Dilbert (1999-2000)

7. Futurama (1999-2003, 2007-2013)

6. Rick and Morty (2013-present)

5. The Simpsons (1989-present sadly)

4. Robot Chicken (2005-present)

3. Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1995)

2. Archer (2009-present)

1. Daria (1997-2002)

For every Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy and Avatar, there's a space opera flick that didn't receive a fraction of the attention of those films. Some of these are inspired by those films, other are blatants knock-offs. Some of these are good, some bad, some inbetween - but all are entertaining! jj2 

 

My criteria:

- I'm not counting anything like Dune or John Carter (both films that I like) that in spite of being flops are such notorious flops that they're still pretty well known.

- Just movies, not counting shows like Farscape or ShadowRaiders.

 

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Barbarella, an astronaut from the 41st century, sets out to find and stop the evil scientist Durand Durand, whose Positronic Ray threatens to bring evil back into the galaxy.

 

This movie is just endlessly entertaining to me, and for a fun fact it's where Duran Duran (one of my favorite bands) got their name from.

 

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A young farmer sets out to recruit mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet, which is under threat of invasion by the evil tyrant Sador and his armada of aggressors.

 

Notice that the ship is intentionally designed to look like a pair of tits...and it was designed by James Cameron!

 

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A young man learns that he has to find a hidden Earth ship before an enemy alien species does in order to secure the survival of humanity.

 

I think the blend of CGI and traditional animation is pretty cool, and it really highlights just how alien the Drej are. 

 

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A young woman discovers her destiny as an heiress of intergalactic nobility and must fight to protect the inhabitants of Earth from an ancient and destructive industry.

 

Wolfman Channing Tatum clad in rocket boots fights a dragonman on the planet Jupiter. That alone makes this film great.

 

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A video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best starfighters to defend their world from the attack.

 

A bit silly on the whole, but still a good time. Interesting for its (clunky) early uses of CGI.

 

...and that's all for now! Can't wait for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets to (maybe) be awesome and (certainly) flop hard at the box office! 

I'm not naming any villains who were kind of bland or generic (Walter Donovan, Malekith) but weren't really a major presence in their respective films or villains that are simply too funny for me to hate (Mr. Freeze). All the ones listed are poorly acted, poorly written characters who definitely drag the films they're in down.

 

 

Walker (Stuart Wilson) - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

 

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Dr. Claw (Rupert Everett) - Inspector Gadget 

 

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Serleena (Lara Flynn Boyle) - Men in Black II

 

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You know what? All of them. Just fucking all of them in the world's most pathetic three-way-tie (Dane DeHaan, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti) - The Amazing Spider-Man 2

 

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The Enchantress (Cara Delevingne) - Suicide Squad

 

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The films that I picked for this list all either have less than an average rating of 6.0 on IMDb or less than 50% on Rotten Tomatoes, and in many cases, both. Personally though, I'd rate all of them at least a solid 7 and many of them even higher for various reasons. I'm not gonna game anything like slasher series (unless it's a reviled entry I happen to like), Transformers or Batman v Superman which are all fairly popular really despite being disliked by critics and would have a significant amount of vocal defenders among the general public, just to make this more interesting. And although I already mentioned that a low rating on either IMDb or RT would qualify it for this list, I'm not gonna name anything where there's a noticeably huge difference between the two ratings on each site for some reason, because some films can just be polarizing more than anything.

 

Barbarella (1968)

It's Alive (1974)

Zardoz (1974)

The Black Hole (1979)

Alligator (1980)

Shock Treatment (1981)

Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)

A View to a Kill (1985)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

Harry and the Hendersons (1987)

Ishtar (1987)

Mannequin (1987)

Masters of the Universe (1987)

Who's That Girl (1987)

Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)

Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

Fright Night Part 2 (1988)

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

The Karate Kid Part III (1989)

Leviathan (1989)

She-Devil (1989)

Shocker (1989)

Bird on a Wire (1990)

RoboCop 2 (1990)

The Rookie (1990)

Delirious (1991)

Hudson Hawk (1991)

Captain Ron (1992)

Cool World (1992)

Super Mario Bros. (1993)

Cabin Boy (1994)

The Flintstones (1994)

Timecop (1994)

Batman Forever (1995)

The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)

Congo (1995)

Rumpelstiltskin (1995)

Tank Girl (1995)

Joe's Apartment (1996)

The Phantom (1996)

Spice World (1997)

Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)

Hard Rain (1998)

Home Fries (1998)

A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

The Bone Collector (1999)

House On Haunted Hill (1999)

Lake Placid (1999)

Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)

My Favorite Martian (1999)

She's All That (1999)

Wild Wild West (1999)

The 6th Day (2000)

Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)

The Ladies Man (2000)

Mission to Mars (2000)

What Planet Are You From? (2000)

Corky Romano (2001)

Down to Earth (2001)

Josie and the Pussycats (2001)

Monkeybone (2001)

Planet of the Apes (2001)

Thir13en Ghosts (2001)

Town & Country (2001)

Big Fat Liar (2002)

Undercover Brother (2002)

Hulk (2003)

What a Girl Wants (2003)

AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)

Without a Paddle (2004)

Southland Tales (2006)

Land of the Lost (2009)

Spring Breakers (2012)

V/H/S (2012)

The Lone Ranger (2013)

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

Unfriended (2014)

Hell and Back (2015)

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

 

Thoughts? What are some not-so-acclaimed movies that you enjoy quite a bit?

I have a longer, more detailed list in the works but it's taking a while to put together and I wanna do another one so I made this in the meanwhile. Again, live-action series only.

 

20. 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996-2001)

19. The Goldbergs (2013-present)

18. The King of Queens (1998-2007)

17. Eastbound & Down (2009-2013)

16. Black-ish (2014-present)

15. Corner Gas (2004-2009)

14. The Office [U.S.] (2005-2013) 

13. My Name is Earl (2005-2009)

12. Roseanne (1988-1997)

11. Frasier (1993-2004)

10. Taxi (1978-1982)

9. Married...with Children (1987-1998)

8. Friends (1994-2004)

7. Modern Family (2009-present)

6. Seinfeld (1989-1998)

5. Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000-present)

4. Spaced (1999-2001)

3. Malcolm in the Middle (2000-2006)

2. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005-present)

1. Arrested Development (2003-2006, 2013-present)

Just to help narrow this down, I'm excluding the following from this list:

 

- Animated characters (otherwise I assure you Daria Morgendorffer, Sterling Archer and Homer Simpson would surely be here, and maybe some others like Rick and Morty too)

- Anyone from a show that is strongly adapted from a well known, pre-existing source material, so no superhero shows will be included here or anything like Ash vs. Evil Dead that is a televised continuation of a film series. I'm being more lenient with shows that are considerably different from their source material or are based on one that wasn't very well known up until the show began.

- Characters from a miniseries.

- Any more than two characters from the same series.

 

And without further ado...

 

10. Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) - Gilmore Girls

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Good god was I impressed with how fast this chick could talk. I knew I would miss her the second the series finale was over, but I've still got A Year in the Life!

 

9. Spike (James Marsters) - Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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He has one of the most surprising and interesting arcs of any character I can think of. He went from being a supporting guest villain in the second season to appearing years later as Buffy's main love interest. Through the good and the bad, he did change a lot throughout the series in various way, and I dig his sense of humor.

 

8. George Costanza (Jason Alexander) - Seinfeld

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Short, stocky, bald and a born loser.

 

6 & 7. Tim Bisley (Simon Pegg) and Daisy Steiner (Jessica Stevenson) - Spaced

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This is one of the most cleverly written TV shows of all time. The writers of The Big Bang Theory ought to hang their heads in shame.

 

5. Luke Danes (Scott Patterson) - Gilmore Girls

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This guy just fucking kills me. Yeah, I love Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, but I actually appreciate his more toned down pop culture references and his frustrating interactions with the townspeople slightly more.

 

4. Gob Bluth (Will Arnett) - Arrested Development

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He's made a huge mistake.

 

3. John Crichton (Ben Browder) - Farscape

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A pop culture loving Earthling who finds himself way the hell out in the universe in a space opera setting? Any fans of Guardians of the Galaxy should do themselves a favor and check out this awesome series.

 

2. Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) - Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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I'm probably something of a minority in that Buffy is my clear, no contest favorite character of the series. It seems that out of the show's many fans, most will pick a supporting character, but I simply love her Gellar's portrayal and her development throughout the series

 

1. Dennis Reynolds (Glenn Howerton) - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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The legend, THE GOLDEN GOD. Also a severely narcissistic sociopath.

 

Runner-ups/honorable mentions:

 

Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) - Arrested Development

Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) - Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Larry David (Larry David) - Curb Your Enthusiasm

Aeryn Sun (Claudia Black) - Farscape

Walter Bishop (John Noble) - Fringe

entire main cast - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Ben Linus (Michael Emerson) - Lost

Al Bundy (Ed O'Neill) - Married...with Children

Jay Pritchett (Ed O'Neill) - Modern Family

Claire Dunphy (Julie Bowen) - Modern Family

Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) - The Office U.S.

Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) - Star Trek: The Next Generation 

Data (Brent Spiner) - Star Trek: The Next Generation 

Louie De Palma (Danny DeVito) - Taxi

Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) - Veronica Mars

I realize I have said this more than once over the past couple of days, but allow me to try and persuade you all one last time - do not look at comment sections anymore.

 

I don't mean literally all of them - there's probably no harm in checking out the comments under some obscure website or blog that you follow, but any major site like YouTube, Facebook, TMZ, DailyMail or IMDb is bound to have a shitty comment section.

 

This is largely because of the fact that comment sections are not really meant for serious discussion - that's what forums are for. I have seldom seen two people engage in an intelligent, rational discussion on any of those sites - if two people have replied to each other multiple times, it's usually some childish bitchfest.

 

It barely even matters if it's a comment section where you're anonymous or not either. Give a man a mask, and he'll show you his true face - if it is a site based in anonymity, people will have no fear and say the reprehensible, inflammatory things they don't have the balls to say in real life, and if it's a site linked to your real identity...well, a lot of people will still say horrible shit, but now that your appearance, job and location are on the table, some ad hominem attacks will be thrown in for good measure. Just to be clear, I'm not talking about any specific groups of people here - there's something about this method of communication that brings out the worst in people in general.

 

Seriously, just give it a shot for a while and see how you feel. I think it'll only do good for any given person. And I'm also probably not gonna post anything serious in my blog in the foreseeable future so the four people that read it when they're bored need not worry.

 

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@Hannah & @Diamond in particular since I already said a lesser version of this same basic message to the two of you previously. 

 

I don't hate anything on this list and I don't even think they're bad in some cases - these are simply things that, in my opinion, get considerably more acclaim than they deserve. Also, just to be clear, I'm only naming things that I'm reasonably familiar with and thus have a valid opinion on, so I'm not gonna name anything like Twitter that I don't use.


Idris Elba

- The man is a plank. Granted, I've never seen The Wire, but the guy is just way too fond of the speak very very quietly and then START SHOUTING AT THE TOP OF HIS LUNGS RIGHT IN YOUR FACE routine.

The Lord of the Rings trilogy

Motorboating a woman's breasts

- This has just always struck me as incredibly childish. It's like a sexual act somebody who barely understands sex would fantasize about. 

Shadow of the Colossus, a game on PlayStation 2

Sunrises

- They simply aren't that fucking magical, people.

Fargo, the movie

- I love the Coen bros., but I've never really taken to this movie. It's mostly just mean spirited with a handful of amusing moments.

Tambourines

- Has a tambourine literally ever improved any musical number in the history of mankind? I think you'll find the answer is no. It's essentially the instrument that was created so the talentless children would have something to do in their elementary school Christmas pageant.

Eating outside (picnics and that ilk)

The Chanukah Song on SNL

- I think Adam Sandler can be funny sometimes, but his constant cracking up at his own jokes during this bit kinda kills it for me.

Speech to text programs

Just to make this easier, I'm counting everything from PG-13 horror comedies to brutal borderline NC-17 pure horror flicks. However, I am not counting films that simply have some horror themes, but make practically no attempts to be scary whatsoever (Ghostbusters, Army of Darkness, What We Do in the Shadows).

 

100. Brain Damage (1988)

99. Night of the Demons (1988)

98. When a Stranger Calls (1979)

97. Them! (1954)

96. Pin: A Plastic Nightmare (1988)

95. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

94. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) 

93. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

92. Candyman (1992)

91. Scream 2 (1997)

90. The Evil Dead (1981)

89. Freaks (1932)

88. Arachnophobia (1990)

87. The Devil's Rejects (2005)

86. Krampus (2015)

85. The Company of Wolves (1985)

84. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

83. Final Destination (2000)

82. Cloverfield (2008)

81. The Shining (1980)

80. Island of Lost Souls (1932)

79. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

78. The Old Dark House (1932)

77. The Wicker Man (1973)

76. House (1985)

75. A Bucket of Blood (1959)

74. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

73. The Monster Squad (1987)

72. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

71. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

70. Nosferatu (1922)

69. Fright Night (1985)

68. Altered States (1980)

67. The Fly (1958)

66. The Invisible Man (1933)

65. The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)

64. Poltergeist (1982)

63. Ginger Snaps (2000)

62. The Blob (1988)

61. The Exorcist (1973)

60. Frankenstein (1931)

59. House on Haunted Hill (1999)

58. Dellamorte Dellamore (1994)

57. The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

56. Pumpkinhead (1988)

55. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

54. The Mist (2007)

53. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

52. Splice (2009)

51. The Faculty (1998)

50. The Cell (2000)

49. The Lost Boys (1987)

48. Dead Calm (1989)

47. 28 Days Later... (2002)

46. The Last House on the Left (2009)

45. House of Wax (1953)

44. Basket Case (1982)

43. The Entity (1982)

42. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

41. Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988)

40. Alligator (1980)

39. Tales from the Crypt (1972)

38. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

37. Scream (1996)

36. Psycho (1960)

35. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

34. Slither (2006)

33. The Mummy (1959)

32. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)

31. Dagon (2001)

30. Society (1989)

29. Lake Placid (1999)

28. The Frighteners (1996)

27. The Howling (1981)

26. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

25. Eraserhead (1977)

24. The Babadook (2014)

23. In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

22. Sleepaway Camp (1983)

21. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

20. Halloween (1978)

19. The Descent (2005)

18. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

17. Nightbreed (1990)

16. Re-Animator (1985)

15. Trick 'r Treat (2007)

14. Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1968)

13. Hellraiser (1987)

12. Event Horizon (1997)

11. Gremlins (1984)

10. The Stepford Wives (1975)

9. An American Werewolf in London (1982)

8. Son of Frankenstein (1939)

7. Creepshow (1982)

6. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

5. The Fly (1986)

4. Evil Dead II (1987)

3. Day of the Dead (1985)

2. Alien (1979)

1. The Thing (1982)

 

Ranking subject to change entirely in about six minutes...

Trick or treaters

 

Super Mario Bros. 3

 

When I write down some random idea I had in the middle of the night only to look at it in the morning and realize it makes no fucking sense

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Cats, especially my own

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Potatoes, in all their forms

 

The trailer for the movie Tiptoes. I think all it's missing is a comedy record scratch, like so:

- "He always told her he came from a small family, but this... *WHIRRRP!" ...is NOT what she expected!"

 

That hairdresser that I had once who never tried to chat about pointless bullshit with me when she was cutting my hair. So much so that I tipped her $20.

 

The word "schmuck"

 

Beeker, from The Muppet Show

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Weekend at Bernie's, a film in which two working stiffs party hard with their former boss, a literal stiff

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The fact that Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes nailed both Tom Cruise and Batman

 

Banana bread

 

Body horror

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Rachel Bloom, singer/writer/dancer/actress/comedienne extraordinaire 

 

The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe

 

To show I'm not a totally negative asshole...

Socks with toes on them

The scene in Star Wars when the two Imperial officers decide not to blow up the escape pod because "they do not detect any life forms aboard"

- First of all, they're not even looking for lifeforms, they're looking for the Death Star plans.

- Droids are extremely common in the galaxy anyway so the "not a life form" thing shouldn't matter.

- It's not like they're out of ammo anyway, just shoot the fucking thing. George Lucas' cracks started to show in Star Wars very early on...

People who key the cars of strangers

- I genuinely don't even get this. It would at least make sense if you know whose car it is and you're looking for some payback (not that I would condone that), but someone who you've never even met? WTF.

Don't Stop Believin' by Journey

Moths

The beach

- Sharp rocks, direct sunlight and sand in my food and every crevice of my body. Thanks but no thanks.

Stuffed pets

This emoticon rav2

"Pepsi OK?" as a response to "I'll have a Coke."

Bluetooth headsets

- Seriously guys, it really doesn't make you look cool.

The California Raisins

- Fucking terrified me as a child...and kind of as an adult too.

When people say "I could care less"

My 4th grade teacher

Trying to keep a dying conversation on the phone afloat 

That guy in Batman Forever who yells out "BATMAN! NYEEEEAAAH!" when Batman comes through the skylight

 

That is all.

Spoilers lie within...

 

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Rating - 8/10.

 

While not a masterpiece like Alien or Aliens, Alien 3 is still quite a good film, and it would have been better if the series had ended here rather than continuing with the absurd Alien: Resurrection, and the even worse Alien vs. Predator films (well, at least the latter of the two).

After the events of Aliens, the supposedly malfunctioning Sulaco launches an escape pod, which crashes on Fiorina 161, a mostly uninhabited planet that has like a smelting facility and prison on it. Hicks and Newt are both killed in the accident, and Bishop is destroyed beyond repair. Ripley is the only survivor. The prison workers take her in, and she is warned that her mere presence will disturb the cycle of the prison and its inmates, all of which are reborn Christians with pasts of rape and murder. A facehugger makes its way from the escape pod, and impregnates an animal in the prison (a dog or a cow, depending on whether you watch the theatrical cut or the assembly cut), which soon births an alien that wreaks havoc in the prison and Ripley and the inmates attempt to stop it, and the fact is that the prison has little to no weapons complicates trying to kill it. Ripley soon discovers she has been impregnated with an alien queen, and the alien will not kill her because of it, giving her a morbid edge to stop it.

Sigourney Weaver's performance is stellar. The highlight of her acting is in the scene where an autopsy is performed on Newt's corpse. Her facial expression and the sadness she emotes is fantastic, she really sells the tragedy her character has gone through and makes you feel really sorry for her. The supporting cast is all around good, the best of them being Charles Dance and Charles S. Dutton.

The new quadruped alien is quite cool, and it's interesting to watch it's behavioral differences from the aliens in the previous two films. It isn't as sadistic and calculating as the alien in the first film, and being a singular alien, it doesn't have the hive mentality the aliens in the second film. This one is more quick to kill, and does as such more violently than before, possibly to thin out the amount of people who may harm the alien queen when it's born.

There are some aspects of the film that beg for an explanation, most glaringly how exactly an alien egg got on the Sulaco. It seems to work of the alien queen, but it doesn't make much sense how or when she could have put it there. The assembly is quite a bit better than the theatrical cut, but there are two things I prefer from the theatrical cut, the first of which being that the alien comes from a dog rather than a cow (which makes more sense given how it moves), and the second of which being how the alien queen bursts from Ripley's chest as they both fall into the furnace.

Quite a few scripts were written for Alien 3, all of which were vastly different. William Gibson's script was little more than a more EXTREEEEEEME!!! version of Aliens, which would've been pretty lame and not at all interesting. Eric Red's script was horribly bad, containing several plot holes and ridiculous plot points (it had an alien chicken, believe it or not). David Twohy's and Vincent Ward's scripts were interesting, but Twohy's script was too divorced from the previous films, and Ward's script had a major concept that didn't fit in with the series at all (a planet constructed of wood). Aspects of Twohy's and Ward's scripts were combined and rewritten into a different version of Alien 3 by Walter Hill & David Giler and Larry Ferguson that ended up as the finished film, and I'd say what got made was the best of any of the scripts.

David Fincher, the director of Alien 3, has actually since disowned the movie due to his terrible experience of actually making it. His troubles ranged from constant studio interference to the pressure of being the successor to Ridley Scott and James Cameron, and given that it was his first feature length film and he had to deal with so much making it, his directorial work on it is pretty impressive.

It has its flaws, but Alien 3 is ultimately a good movie. It keeps with the tone of the series, adding some new and interesting aspects and conclusively wraps up the story arc of Ripley and the aliens. It's too bad the series had to continue and venture into such lame territory.

 

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Rating - 4.5/10.

 

After seeing Peter's parents die in an action sequence you'd see in a low tier Bond film, we see Spider-Man battle a villain who seems like he'd be more suited to chasing Rocky and Bullwinkle. Once that villain is in check, we move on to Max Dillon, whose villainous potential is made clear in a scene straight out of Analyze This. The insecure nerd then gets electrical superpowers, and swears a vendetta against Spider-Man because he didn't recognize him right off the bat.

Damn. Well, who wouldn't, right?

The worst part of this movie is the villains. Fearless Leade-uh, I meant the Rhino, is just a cringeworthy cartoon cheeseball. Electro is probably the "best" villain of the movie, faint praise as that is. He has practically no motivation, but at least he's visually interesting. The Green Goblin looks like the lovechild of Johnny Rotten and a troll doll, and he arrives literally seconds after Electro is defeated. That's just extremely lazy writing.

Andrew Garfield isn't that compelling or likable of a lead, although he's not terrible. He does have some chemistry with Emma Stone. The brighter aesthetics are more suitable for a Spider-Man film, a welcome change from the Batman-like aesthetics of The Amazing Spider-Man.

Spider-Man 3 also had a few coincidences in the storyline, but that film was still entertaining and had well-performed and depicted characters. Unlike this film, its merits outweighed its faults.

I'm in the mood for some more High Fidelity-style, list makin' fun...

 

Alphabetical by director's last name:

 

But I'm A Cheerleader (Jamie Babbit)

Near Dark (Kathryn Bigelow)

Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola)

You've Got Mail (Nora Ephron)

American Psycho (Mary Harron)

Clueless (Amy Heckerling)

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Amy Heckerling)

Johnny Dangerously (Amy Heckerling)

The Babadook (Jennifer Kent)

Bridget Jones's Diary (Sharon Maguire)

Big (Penny Marshall)

A League of Their Own (Penny Marshall)

What Women Want (Nancy Meyers)

Away From Her (Sarah Polley)

Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley)

Tank Girl (Rachel Talalay)

Private Parts (Betty Thomas)

 

Et tu, FOTP?

I love collecting these sort of media items and of course discussing the items themselves. Do you have any of the same titles, and which ones interest you the most? Really, I'd be interested in hearing any general thoughts.

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An arrow indicates that the films are sold in a set to explain what seems like an alphabetizing error.

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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
1941 (1979)
28 Days Later... (2002)
Alien: Covenant (2017)
Amadeus (1984)
American Psycho (2000)
Anaconda (1997)
Assassins (1995)
^ Cobra (1986) 
^ Demolition Man (1993) 
Bad Santa (2003)
Bad Teacher (2011)
Barbarella (1968)
Basket Case (1982)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
The Boys from Brazil (1978)
Boyz N the Hood (1991)
Bull Durham (1988)
Cabin Fever (2002)
The Cell (2000)
A Christmas Story (1983)
Commando (1985)
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Contact (1997)
Crank (2006)
Crank: High Voltage (2009)
Cutthroat Island (1995)
Daredevil (2003)
The Dark Crystal (1982)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Deep Rising (1998)
^ The Puppet Masters (1994)
The Descent (2005)
The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Dreamscape (1984)
Dredd (2012)
Dune (1984)
Election (1999)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Event Horizon (1997)
The Faculty (1998)
Falling Down (1993)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004)
The Fifth Element (1997)
Final Destination (2000)
Final Destination 3 (2006)
Flash Gordon (1980)
Forbidden Planet (1956)
The Founder (2016)
Foxcatcher (2014)
The Frighteners (1996)
From Beyond (1986)
The Game (1997)
Ghostbusters (2016)
Godzilla 2000 (1999)
Shin Godzilla (2016)
Goosebumps (2015)
Green Lantern (2011)
Grindhouse [Planet Terror/Death Proof] (2007)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Hannibal (2001)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
The Hateful Eight (2015)
High Fidelity (2000)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
I Am Legend (2007)
I Love You Phillip Morris (2007)
Independence Day (1996)
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
It Follows (2014)
Jackie Brown (1997)
Jane Got a Gun (2016)
Jason Bourne (2016)
Jawbreaker (1999)
Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Jennifer's Body (2009)
John Carter (2012)
John Wick (2014)
Jurassic World (2015)
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
Krull (1983)
Labyrinth (1986)
Lake Placid (1999)
La La Land (2016)
Last Action Hero (1993)
The Last Starfighter (1984)
Legend (1985)
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
Les Misèrables (2012)
Leviathan (1989)
Life (2017)
The Little Mermaid (1989)
Lord of Illusions (1995)
The Lords of Salem (2012)
Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991)
Magic Mike (2012)
Malcolm X (1992)
Mallrats (1995)
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Marathon Man (1976)
M.A.S.H. (1970)
Memento (2000)
Men in Black (1997)
The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
Midnight Special (2016)
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)
Monkey Shines (1988)
The Mummy (1999)
The Mummy Returns (2001)
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Near Dark (1987)
New Year's Evil (1980)
The Nice Guys (2016)
Nightbreed (1990)
Nightcrawler (2014)
Pacific Rim (2013)
ParaNorman (2012)
The People Under the Stairs (1991)
Phantasm (1979)
Phase IV (1974)
Planet of the Apes (2001)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
Poltergeist (1982)
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
Rebirth of Mothra (1996)
Rebirth of Mothra II (1997)
Rebirth of Mothra III (1998)
Red Planet (2000)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
The Revenant (2015)
Riddick (2013)
Risky Business (1983)
The Road Warrior (1981)
RoboCop (2014)
Robot Jox (1989)
Romancing the Stone (1984)
The Jewel of the Nile (1986)
Rush (2013)
Salem's Lot (1979)
Saturn 3 (1979)
Sausage Party (2016)
Scarecrows (1988)
Scream 2 (1997)
Sean Connery: Volume 2
- Thunderball (1965)
- You Only Live Twice (1967)
- Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Die Another Day (2002)
Skyfall (2012)
SPECTRE (2015)
She's All That (1999)
Sicario (2015)
Sin City (2005)
Sinister (2012)
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
The Social Network (2010)
Society (1989)
Solomon Kane (2009)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
The Sound of Music (1965)
Species (1995)
Speed (1994)
The Spirit (2008)
Stargate (1994)
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Street Fighter (1994)
Striptease (1996)
Suicide Squad (2016)
Tank Girl (1995)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
Tremors (1990)
Trick 'r Treat (2007)
TRON: Legacy (2010)
UHF (1989)
Under the Cherry Moon (1986)
Universal Soldier (1992)
The Walk (2015)
Warcraft (2016)
Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
The Witch (2015)
Xanadu (1980)
The X-Files - Season 2
The X-Files - Season 3
The X-Files - Season 4
X-Men: First Class (2011)
The Wolverine (2013)
X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut (2014)
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

 

Updated 12/09/2017

 


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