Hottest Nerd Movie

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Hottest Nerd Movie

Postby Friday » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:34 am

Welp, there's no fucking way I'm running a "hottest movie" because there are just too fucking many good/amazing/so bad they're amazing movies.

So I thought about how to narrow it down a bit.

Sci-fi? Fantasy?

In the end I came up with the nebulous "nerd" description, which I'm sure is going to cause many arguments just by what the fuck that means.

So movies are, if anything, probably a hotter topic of contention than girls, or games, or songs, or anything else except maaaaaaybe books and books don't (generally) have as wide an audience. I've held off doing a thread about them for a long, long time because of that, but at this point it's probably finally time to GET SERIOUS.

So what's a "Nerd" movie?

It's pretty much what you're thinking of.

High Noon, Shane, Unforgiven. Those are all excellent movies, or excellent western movies, and I for one am a fucking gigantic nerd and I love them, but -in general- nerds don't jerk off to Unforgiven like they do, say, Wrath of Khan.

I can't precisely define what a nerd movie is or isn't, because I'm fucking making it up and it's a vague thing to begin with, but here are some guidelines:

1. Sci-fi is pretty much okay, unless maybe it's super slow boring Sci-Fi.

2. Fantasy is def okay.

3. Cult shit is usually fine.

4. No fucking romantic comedies. Unless it's Enchanted.

5. Saving Private Ryan is a great movie, but it's not a nerd flick in anyone's universe. I can't think of a war film that is. I fucking love Patton but it does not belong on this list.

6. Disney is off limits, not because it's not nerd shit, but because I am specifically fucking excluding it because otherwise holy shit half the list is now everyone jerks off so hard about Disney

7. Yes I know Star Wars is technically Disney now, you know what I fucking mean when I say Disney

8. But Friday, Enchanted is Disney fuck you it's a deconstruction of both Disney and romantic comedies in general it gets a pass

9. As usual I get final say as to what is and isn't a "Nerd Movie" but if like everyone on the boards really wants fucking I don't Quigley Down Under on this list I'm not gonna care too much

10. Quality is not always what will win you votes. I'm not going to exclude bad shit as long as it's entertaining.

11. You are free to suggest as many movies as you want, but please try to contain it a little, like, I'm putting Empire on the list, if you really wanna add A New Hope and Jedi you're welcome to that, but I'm pretty sure (???) that Empire is the more popular one.

12. That being said I'm not against sequels all being on the list or whatever, as long as we don't include every fucking Harry Potter movie, okay

Alright lets get this show started

1. Enchanted
2. Empire Strikes Back
3. The Thing
4. Escape From New York
5. Blade Runner
6. Princess Mononoke
7. They Live
8. Big Trouble In Little China
9. Fellowship of The Ring
10. Alien
11. Aliens
12. Predator
13. Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan
14. Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home (Yes, that's the whale one)
15. Gremlins 2
16. The Goonies
17. The Avengers
18. Guardians of The Galaxy
19. The Dark Knight
20. Logan
21. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
22. Conan the Barbarian (1982)
23. The Matrix
24. UHF
25. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
26. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
27. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
28. Spaceballs
29. Back to the Future
30. Back to the Future 2
31. Back to the Future 3
32. Night of the Living Dead
33. 28 Days Later
34. The Iron Giant
35. Ghostbusters
36. The Princess Bride
37. Office Space
38. Tron
39. RoboCop
40. The Terminator
41. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
42. Serenity
43. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
44. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
45. Army of Darkness
46. Tucker and Dale vs Evil
47. Cabin in the Woods
48. Galaxy Quest
49. Labyrinth
50. Clerks
51. Akira

Welp, we're probably going to end up with over 100 movies. that's fine, we can run them in groups of 10 or more to start with to get it down quick.

Suggest your movies here!
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Re: Hottest Nerd Movie

Postby sei » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:37 am

Shitty meme entries like Shrek and Space Jam are conspicuously absent.
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Re: Hottest Nerd Movie

Postby sei » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:38 am

And so is Willow.

Maybe Revenge of the Nerds?

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Re: Hottest Nerd Movie

Postby Friday » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:39 am

Shitty meme movies approved, keep em coming
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Re: Hottest Nerd Movie

Postby sei » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:47 am

Rocky Horror Picture Show somewhat spawned its own sort of nerds, too.
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Re: Hottest Nerd Movie

Postby beatbandito » Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:35 am

If Enchanted is a nerd romcom The Princess Bride def is, too.

Edit: well fuck me, I can read lists. Super Mario Bros. Is the ultimate nerd movie, given our chance to step up to the plate and prove ourselves to the mainstream we flubbed the shit out of it, like any good nerd would.
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Re: Hottest Nerd Movie

Postby zaratustra » Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:03 am

I looked for these movies in the list and none were there so now I'm worried we have some deep ideological differences to talk through here

Memento
Inception
Primer
eXistenZ
Cube
Dark City
Run Lola Run
Being John Malkovich

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Re: Hottest Nerd Movie

Postby Newbie » Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:41 am

Did anybody else see their local nerd group go through an Amelie phase? ...no?

Cross-referencing Zara's list with Friday's reminds me of Logan's Run.

I can't decide if Shaun of the Dead / Hot Fuzz / The World's End belong.
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Re: Hottest Nerd Movie

Postby Mothra » Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:25 pm

Starship Troopers: Invasion
Babylon 5: In The Beginning
Primer
The Langoliers
Time Bandits

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Re: Hottest Nerd Movie

Postby Mazian » Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:33 pm

Sneakers
Hackers
Real Genius (sorry Esperath)
Strange Days
Pi
The Fifth Element

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Re: Hottest Nerd Movie

Postby Büge » Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:36 pm

The only Harry Potter movie I find to be watchable on its own is The Prisoner of Azkaban.

So yeah, Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban.

Also The Big Lebowski, because it's nerdy enough to get bobbleheads and conventions and stuff.

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Re: Hottest Nerd Movie

Postby Friday » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:27 pm

I can't believe I forgot The Big Lebowski.

Keep 'em coming, guys.
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Re: Hottest Nerd Movie

Postby MarsDragon » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:50 pm

Just put on everything that has ever been on Outer Heaven.

Or at least the ones that made it to the New Year's best of casts.

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Re: Hottest Nerd Movie

Postby LaserBeing » Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:10 pm

The Crow
Dune
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers: The Movie (the original animated one, not that awful Bay shit obviously)
2001: A Space Odyssey
Interview With A Vampire
Desperado
The Dark Crystal
The Last Unicorn
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Beetlejuice
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Re: Hottest Nerd Movie

Postby Niku » Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:12 pm

is who framed roger rabbit considered under disney, being touchstone distributed and having disney characters and what not?

or like just left off because then there's no reason for a poll at all
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Re: Hottest Nerd Movie

Postby Friday » Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:31 pm

Who Framed is fine. Touchstone is fine. When I say Disney I mean classic Disney shit like Lion King, Mulan, Little Mermaid, blah blah blah
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Re: Hottest Nerd Movie

Postby Büge » Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:33 pm

Mad Max, either The Road Warrior or Fury Road.

Pacific Rim is pretty great and also quite nerdy.

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Re: Hottest Nerd Movie

Postby Caithness » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:25 pm

Stardust
I feel like Holes is a nerd movie
Beautiful Dreamer
Live-action Zeiram
A New Hope definitely if you've got all three BttFs
Do You Remember Love
Whisper of the Heart is certainly a movie about nerds
The Sandlot

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Re: Hottest Nerd Movie

Postby Caithness » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:29 pm

Also how has nobody said Scott Pilgrim yet?
I feel like Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead fit fine, but not so sure about World's End.

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Re: Hottest Nerd Movie

Postby Caithness » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:46 pm

Highlander
War Games
We need Kung-fu movies on the list, but I'm not sure which to pick. Ip Man?

My favorites from OH past:
Starchaser: the Legend of Orrin
The 5000 Fingers of Dr. Terwilliger
Rainbow Brite the Movie

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