Monday, January 25, 2010

Movie Meme

I haven't done a mindless check-box meme like this in donkey's years, so why not? I got this one from Barbarienne.

As usual with Internet memes, the default assumption is that one is a teenager, so therefore having seen 85 or more of these movies (unspoken assumption: in the five years or so you've had to watch movies that don't feature talking fish) means that "you have no life." Those of us who have had a somewhat longer time to see movies should adjust accordingly.

I've bolded the ones I've seen; the original idea seems to have been to put an "X" in front of the title.
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show (in a theater, twice, at midnight, with toast and water guns, back in the early '80s when it was still mildly transgressive)
  • Grease
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest (and the third one, too)
  • Boondock Saints
  • Fight Club
  • Starsky and Hutch (not the movie, but I did watch the TV show quite a bit in my misspent youth)
  • Neverending Story
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Airplane
Total: 6
  • The Princess Bride
  • Anchorman
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • Labyrinth (in a theater, on a date with the woman who later became my wife)
  • Saw
  • Saw II
  • White Noise (there's a movie based on DeLillo's White Noise!? That is so cool! Oh, wait, it's some dumb modern "horror" movie. Nevermind.)
  • White Oleander
  • Anger Management
  • 50 First Dates
  • The Princess Diaries
  • The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Total: 2
  • Scream
  • Scream 2
  • Scream 3
  • Scary Movie
  • Scary Movie 2
  • Scary Movie 3
  • Scary Movie 4
  • American Pie
  • American Pie 2
  • American Wedding
  • American Pie Band Camp
Total: 0 (I'm noticing a certain tropism towards really bad teen movies, particularly the ones featuring spurting fake blood, in this list.)
  • Harry Potter 1
  • Harry Potter 2
  • Harry Potter 3
  • Harry Potter 4
  • Harry Potter 5 (and, as of Friday night, #6 as well)
  • Resident Evil 1
  • Resident Evil 2
  • The Wedding Singer
  • Little Black Book
  • The Village
  • Lilo & Stitch
Total: 5
  • Finding Nemo
  • Finding Neverland
  • Signs
  • The Grinch
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
  • White Chicks
  • Butterfly Effect
  • 13 Going on 30
  • I, Robot
  • Robots (If I'm remembering the name of the animated movie with Ewan MacGregor and Robin Williams correctly, yes)
Total: 3
  • Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
  • Universal Soldier
  • Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
  • Along Came Polly
  • Deep Impact (I did see most of the other really stupid meteor movie, though)
  • KingPin
  • Never Been Kissed
  • Meet The Parents
  • Meet the Fockers
  • Eight Crazy Nights
  • Joe Dirt
  • King Kong (both of them; do I get extra credit?)
Total: 2
  • A Cinderella Story
  • The Terminal
  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie
  • Passport to Paris
  • Dumb & Dumber
  • Dumber & Dumberer
  • Final Destination
  • Final Destination 2
  • Final Destination 3
  • Halloween
  • The Ring
  • The Ring 2
  • Surviving Xmas
  • Flubber
Total: 0 (And I don't regret a moment of it.)
  • Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
  • Practical Magic
  • Chicago
  • Ghost Ship
  • From Hell
  • Hellboy (I did see Hellboy II, though)
  • Secret Window
  • I Am Sam
  • The Whole Nine Yards
  • The Whole Ten Yards
Total: 0 (once again)
  • The Day After Tomorrow
  • Child's Play
  • Seed of Chucky
  • Bride of Chucky
  • Ten Things I Hate About You
  • Just Married
  • Gothika
  • Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Sixteen Candles (first run in a theater, you whippersnappers!)
  • Remember the Titans
  • Coach Carter
  • The Grudge
  • The Grudge 2
  • The Mask
  • Son Of The Mask
Total: 1
  • Bad Boys
  • Bad Boys 2
  • Joy Ride
  • Lucky Number Slevin (The Wrong Man)
  • Ocean's Eleven
  • Ocean's Twelve
  • Bourne Identity
  • Bourne Supremacy
  • Bourne Ultimatum
  • Lone Star
  • Bedazzled
  • Predator I (though it wasn't "I" back then, it was just Predator)
  • Predator II
  • The Fog
  • Ice Age
  • Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
  • Curious George
Total: 2
  • Independence Day
  • Cujo
  • A Bronx Tale
  • Darkness Falls
  • Christine
  • ET (and I still haven't gotten that taste of rancid schmaltz out of my mouth, even now)
  • Children of the Corn
  • My Bosses Daughter
  • Maid in Manhattan
  • War of the Worlds (but not the one they mean)
  • Rush Hour
  • Rush Hour 2
Total: 2
  • Best Bet
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • She's All That
  • Calendar Girls
  • Sideways
  • Mars Attacks
  • Event Horizon
  • Ever After
  • Wizard of Oz (again just a couple of weeks ago, in fact, because Thing 2 had never seen it)
  • Forrest Gump
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • The Terminator
  • The Terminator 2
  • Terminator 3
Total: 4
  • X-Men
  • X-2
  • X-3
  • Spider-Man
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Sky High
  • Jeepers Creepers
  • Jeepers Creepers 2
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Freaky Friday (the '70s one)
  • Reign of Fire
  • The Skulls
  • Cruel Intentions
  • Cruel Intentions 2
  • The Hot Chick
  • Shrek
  • Shrek 2 (I'm pretty sure I've seen one of the Shrek movies all the way through, but I'm also pretty sure it was #3)
Total: 2
  • Swimfan
  • Miracle on 34th Street (on TV about half a million years ago. And here's something that was more amusing long ago: The Wife used to always misremember the title and call it "Miracle on 42nd Street." Very different kind of miracle, I guess....)
  • Old School
  • The Notebook
  • K-Pax
  • Krippendorf's Tribe
  • A Walk to Remember
  • Ice Castles
  • Boogeyman
  • The 40-year-old Virgin
Total: 2
  • Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring
  • Lord of the Rings The Two Towers
  • Lord of the Rings Return Of the King
  • Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (Heathen! There's no "Indiana Jones" in that title.)
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Total: 6
  • Baseketball
  • Hostel
  • Waiting for Guffman
  • House of 1000 Corpses
  • Devil's Rejects
  • Elf (I've seen about five amusing minutes of it with Peter Dinklage, but then that cretin in the green suit showed up and spoiled everything.)
  • Highlander
  • Mothman Prophecies
  • American History X
  • Three
Total: 0
  • The Jacket
  • Kung Fu Hustle
  • Shaolin Soccer
  • Night Watch
  • Monsters Inc. (It was the first movie I ever took Thing 1 to see in a theater, and only his second-ever big-screen movie.)
Total: 1
  • Titanic
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail (probably as many times as everything else on the list put together, back in the old days of Cinemax and VCRs)
  • Shaun Of the Dead
  • Willard
Total: 2
  • High Tension
  • Club Dread
  • Hulk
  • Dawn Of the Dead
  • Hook
  • Chronicles Of Narnia The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • 28 days later
  • Orgazmo
  • Phantasm
  • Waterworld
Total: 1
  • Kill Bill vol 1
  • Kill Bill vol 2
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Wolf Creek
  • Kingdom of Heaven
  • The Hills Have Eyes
  • I Spit on Your Grave aka the Day of the Woman
  • The Last House on the Left
  • Re-Animator
  • Army of Darkness
Total: 0
  • Star Wars Ep.I The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Ep.II Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars Ep.III Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars Ep.IV A New Hope
  • Star Wars Ep.V The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars Ep.VI Return of the Jedi
  • Ewoks Caravan Of Courage
  • Ewoks The Battle For Endor
Total: 6
  • The Matrix
  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • The Matrix Revolutions
  • Animatrix
  • Evil Dead
  • Evil Dead 2
  • Team America: World Police
  • Red Dragon
  • Silence of the Lambs
  • Hannibal
Total: 2

Grand Total: 49

And I'm a guy who saw, and wrote about, 117 movies last year -- including Paul Blart, Mall Cop, and over a dozen-and-a-half James Bond films, in case you're thinking of calling me some kind of elitist. This is a very, um, targeted list of movies.

1 comment:

KatG said...

What an odd group of movies. I saw 165 of them. But then, I'm not a teenager.

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