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With the Oscars coming upon us, I thought it might be interesting to reflect on our favorite movies. (Actually, I just feel like talking about it, and the timing of the Oscars just happens to make for a convenient excuse.)

I tend to like more shallow movies and TV shows, partially because I have a weak stomach when it comes to people getting shot up and limbs getting torn off and such, and I don't like really intense and uncomfortable movies. I also tend to enjoy some of the older stuff--more about plot and less about non-stop action and gimmickery. So here are my top 10 all-time favorite movies and TV shows...

Movies:

Casablanca
Pirates of the Carribean
Back to the Future
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Day the Earth Stood Still
War of the Worlds
Star Wars
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Independence Day
My Cousin Vinny


TV Shows:

I Love Lucy
Dragnet (original series and late-60's series)
Star Trek (original series)
Hawaii Five-O
The Outer Limits (original series)
Almanac (History channel series)
Spongebob Squarepants
The Dennis Miller Show
Leave it to Beaver
The Honeymooners
 

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movies:

scarface
godfathers I & II (III was crap)
usual suspects
reservoir dogs
gone in 60 seconds
texas chainsaw masacre (original and recent remake)
star wars (all of them)
70's porn movies :p

tv shows:

dukes of hazard
knight rider
seinfield
fat albert
simpsons
monster garage
monster house
rides
 

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I'm going to keep it recent to keep the list short:

TV:

Smallville (DVD season 1) http://www.allstarz.org/~kristinkreuk/imag...smallville9.jpg ;)
Stargate SG-1 (DVD seasons 1-4)
Alias
24
Motorweek/Autoweek
Ride with Funkmaster Flex
The Factor with Bill O'Reilly
Threat Matrix
Scare Tactics
Mystery Science Theater 3000
Autoline Detroit

Movies:

Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Underworld
Vacation special edition DVD
The Butterfly Effect
 

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Ming, I had you pegged for a Babylon 5 nut...

Here are mine, and they're pretty obscure, so I have little dealies written with them. The TV shows aren't that obscure, but I love them so.

Movies:
1. The Blood of Heroes: (sci-fi/sports) Great cast. Post-apocalyptic setting. People play a brutal game involving a dog skull. All in good, Australian-style fun.

2. The Evil Dead II: (comedy/horror) Bruce Campbell gets attacked by his own posessed hand. He does what anyone would do: he cuts it off, and attaches a chain saw in its place. That's pretty cool.

3. Robot Jox: (sci-fi) The reigning king of 'Mech movies. Lots of stupid one-liners. Looking forward to the upcoming "MechWarrior" movie.

4. Cabin Boy: (comedy) Basically a bunch of drunken cursing sailors and Chris Elliot being idiots. Quite possibly the stupidest movie ever made.

5. The Toxic Avenger: (comedy/sci-fi) The crack cocaine of stupidity and senseless violence.

6. This is Spinal Tap: (comedy) Brilliantly improvised "mockumentary."

7. Drunken Master: (comedy/kung-fu) My favorite Jackie Chan movie.

8. The Ring: (horror) A bonus for Lovecraftian-Mythos fans, to everyone else just another movie. Then rent "Ringu." Perfect for ETHANOL PARTY.

9. Strange Brew: (comedy) The movie that taught Americans what Canada is like.

10. Tromeo and Juliet: (comedy) From Troma, the makers of The Toxic Avenger and many other family favorites. Insane, really messed-up, and surprisingly beautiful. Juliet is bisexual, and Tromeo's dad has chronic gas. Narrated by Lemmy Kilmeister.

11. Caveman: (comedy) Not for the faint of humor. Great cast that generally wished they hadn't made this movie. More farting.

12. The Gods Must Be Crazy: (comedy) Brilliant baggy-pants style slapstick. Something about a Bushman (N!xao) and a coke bottle.

I can keep beating this one into the ground... (Deep Blue Sea...)

Okay TV:

1. Get a Life: Chris Elliot again. Probably the stupidest TV show ever.

2. Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Especially the Christmas special. Moltar was my favorite. Watched Space Ghost religiously as a kid, along with Captain Caveman.

3. Saturday Night Live: Especially the early Will Ferrell/Ana Gasteyer years. Tina Fey might be the hottest woman in the world.

3. Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Especially the really old episodes, with Andy Richter (also in Cabin Boy, btw), Carl "Oldy" Olson, and "Good, Old-Fashioned Staring Contests." New ones are still great.

4. Batman: With Adam West. Got the movie too. Love it.

5. Sledge Hammer!: I think I'm the only person that ever watched this, as it was up against Cosby during the Cosby Show heyday. About a clumsy, trigger-happy cop.

6. Married... With Children: Ed O'Neill was genius.

7. The Simpsons: esp. Disco Stu and the Shine-O Ball-O.

Everything else on TV is just "good."

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Good list, Ghrank -- I like every one of those aside from a few I didn't recognize (but I'd probably like those, too).

I never got into Babylon 5 --- I tried wathcing it mid-season a couple of times and found it difficult to jump into all of the story arcs and character references. You're right, I probably would like it though if I saw it from the beginning.

The Evil Dead series is great --- I liked the Army of Darkness the best - you can't beat that scene with the pit.

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