Geek Movies

After doing the Geek Novels now it’s the turn of the Geek Movies. It’s all yet to be voted on but here are the 25. In bold are the ones I’ve seen:

  1. The Matrix
  2. Star Wars / The Empire Strikes Back
  3. Blade Runner
  4. 2001: A Space Odyssey / Gattaca
  5. Brazil
  6. Dark Star
  7. Pi / Serenity
  8. Tron
  9. Twelve Monkeys
  10. Donnie Darko
  11. Cube
  12. Akira
  13. War Games / Terminator
  14. Minority Report / Dr Strangelove / Aliens
  15. Fifth Element
  16. Weird Science
  17. Silent Running
  18. Ghost in the Shell
  19. Time Bandits
  20. Lord of the Rings trilogy
    Notes:
    The Matrix – complete bag of spanners. Crap Crap and even more Crap. Garbage. Here’s a clue – Keanu was only half decent in Bill & Ted and since then has not been good at all in anything.
    2001 – massively overrated. It’s only a frigging film!
    Brazil – brilliant
    Terminator – superb
    Aliens – easily the best of the series and a superb film.
    LOTR – brilliant

10 thoughts on “Geek Movies

  1. Im in the minority here I think, but I loved The Matrix and its sequels, i’ve even got the limited edition box set and the games.

    What this all says about my sense of taste I will leave up to you. :-)

    On the films, ive done rather well as the only ones I havn’t seen or have only partly seen are Gattaca, Serenity, Cube, Donnie Darko, Minoroty Report and Dr Strangelove. Not sure about Silent Running, will have to look it up.

  2. Keanu was pretty bad, though I wouldn’t say he’s never been good in anything since B&T. He did a “based-on-a-real-story” movie called Hardball that he was actually pretty good in. He plays the spaz character pretty well. Anyway, on a more related note, it’d be really hard to pick a “best” movie from that list – it contains too many of my favorites. Serenity, Gattaca, and LotR are all near the top though. There’s something to be said for the insanity that is the Extended Edition LotR marathon~

    However, this list is not complete without Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail. Period, end of story. ;)

  3. Keanu Reeves comes up frequently in a game my friends and I like to play, which involves naming (usually bad) movies shown on TV that exert a strange compulsion to sit down and watch, no matter how bad or how many times you’ve seen it before. Some favorite ‘bad movies’ include:

    Point Break (Keanu Reeves as FBI agent/surfer dude)
    Devil’s Advocate (KR as lawyer/son of Satan)
    The Replacements (KR as football player/loser)

    Road House (Patrick Swayze movies come up almost as often as K.R; co-starring role in Point Break, above.)
    Red Dawn (teenagers repel 1980s Soviet invasion of the U.S.)
    Steel Dawn (low-rent Mad Max-esque post-apocalypse, etc.)
    Dirty Dancing (’nuff said)

    On a more related-to-the-post note, the Mike + the Mechanics’ song “Silent Running” (1985) was taken from the movie of the same name.

    *gasp* While searching for the release date of ‘Silent Running’, I discovered that Paul Young died in *2000*. Am I the only one who didn’t know this?!

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