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phoenixdreaming is coming to visit me for a week or so as of this Wednesday. Now, one thing that you probably don't know about her is that there are a startlingly large number of movies which she hasn't seen, which make me go "what? how can you possibly never have seen...?" Fortunately, I own many such movies on DVD, and am going to endeavour to try to reconcile this situation somewhat. Unfortunately, I doubt I'll be able to convince her that she needs to watch my entire DVD collection, so I'm going to have to pick and choose somewhat. Which is where you come in. Distressing though it is, I'm fairly sure she hasn't seen any of these.

Poll #409267 Movies

Out of the following, which are the most vital for any self-respecting geek to have seen? (please don't pick more than about 3)

Labyrinth
0(0.0%)
Dune
0(0.0%)
Amelie
1(1.7%)
Chicken Run
0(0.0%)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
0(0.0%)
Star Wars (episode 4)
0(0.0%)
Star Wars (and episodes 5 and 6 as well)
0(0.0%)
Star Wars (and episodes 1 and 2)
0(0.0%)
Shrek
0(0.0%)
Flash gordon
0(0.0%)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
0(0.0%)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
0(0.0%)
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*phew*
At least she has seen The Princess Bride.

Yes. That was the one I made her watch last time she was here :)

I picked the geekiest three that I've seen. I've never seen Dune, Rocky Horror, Ferris Bueller, Flash gordon (or heard of it!), Monty Python, Labyrinth (or head of it!), or Chicken Run (thankfully), but I'd like to see the ones I've heard of that I haven't seen, except Chicken run.

I've heard a couple people who've never seen Chicken Run say that they have no interest in seeing it, and I really can't understand why. Is there some big scandal I missed or something? I thought it was a cute movie.

I dunno. I bearly remember it, but from what I saw of the previews at the time, my impression was "how dumb." But I didn't see it.

*nod* And that's why there's lots of people in the world with all different interests and stuff. Yes.

I guess I thought I was hearing a disproportionate amount of people who thought it looked dumb. Or something.

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FLASH
AAA-AAAH
HE'S A MIRACLE

That's part of the lyrics from the themesong of Flash Gordon.

PANTS MAGIC PANTS!
discussion of David Bowie's Area is a regular part of my conversations. seriously.

also, SW is absolutely necessary.

ni! ni! ni! ni! ni! ni!

You've got good taste in movies! I can't believe she hasn't seen 'em! Thanks a bunch for answering my question, and telling me to validate my email. *hugs*

Out of that list, I've only seen Shrek. And I don't know if this disqualifies me for geekdom forever, but I don't like Star Wars.

It doesn't necessarily disqualify you from geekdom; only from having taste :)

:P I'm just not much of a science-fiction fan (my love for Stargate SG-1 notwithstanding...). I've seen a good bit of Episode 1 and a couple of months the original movies were shown on television here -- watched a bit, but I just couldn't get into it. To each their own :)

There are also distinct segments of geek (fantasy, sci-fi, whatever Rocky Horror is, etc) on that list. And I recommend the uncut Breakfast Club over Ferris Bueller, but I haven't seen the latter.

Rocky Horror is, of course, a science-fiction horror burlesque rock musical b-movie. But yes, I know it's a somewhat biased list: it's just based on what I own though. And shockingly enough, I've never seen Breakfast Club. Bad me.

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They weren't that bad. Well, OK, episode 1 was, but episode 2 wasn't. Not as good as the original trilogy, of course, but still nt a bad movie. (of course, this is coming from me, and I'd probably go and watch "Star Wars: episode 407 -- George Lucas farting for two hours" if they ever released it. But that isn't the point.

I've only seen Monty Python and Amelie (oh, and part of Shrek, but I was kind of drunk and was having random conversations with people through it) out of those. But they were Ben's picks of the geekiest. And now he's shocked and wants to make me watch them. Gah.

I have seen two of those :P Shrek and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Except, well, you know that now, and I hadn't seen Shrek when you asked me :D

Late to the conversation as usual, but I have to say that as necessary as it is to see Rocky Horror, it must be done at a midnight showing at the local theater with a live cast. I really can't imagine just sitting down and watching it at home.

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