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Monday, February 9, 2015

Good Movies and TV Shows:

Just to be thorough, I thought I'd include a permapost featuring the best non-animated-Japanese movies and television shows the world has ever produced:

Movies:

1.  Star Wars franchise (8 movies)
2.  Lord of the Rings franchise (6 movies)
3.  Gettysburg + Gods and Generals
4.  Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise (14 movies) * (Click on the * for details)
5.  James Bond franchise (24 movies) * (Click on the * for details)
6.  Batman franchise (8 movies) * (Click on the * for details)
7.  Red Cliff 1 and 2
8.  The Princess Bride, Stardust
9.  Braveheart, The Patriot, Apocalypto 
10.  'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon', Hero, Curse of the Golden Flower, House of Flying Daggers, Fearless
11.  Gone With the Wind
12.  Terminator franchise 1-3 (including the tv show)
13.  Disney's Animated Movies (25 movies) * (Click on the * for details)
14.  Musicals (15 movies) * (Click on the * for details)
15.  Willow
16.  Indiana Jones franchise 1-3
17.  Harry Potter franchise (8 movies)
18.  The Last of the Mohicans
19.  Silverado, Tombstone
20.  Black Hawk Down, 13 Hours, Zero Dark Thirty
21.  Gladiator, 300 franchise (2 movies)
22.  Top Gun
23.  FFVII:  Advent Children, FFXV:  Kingsglaive (plus any accompanying anime for either)
24.  X-men franchise (original animated tv series included) (6 movies) * (Click on the * for details)
25.  Lethal Weapon franchise (4 movies)
26.  Ender's Game
27.  Back to the Future
28.  Spiderman's original trilogy
29.  Akira Kurosawa Films (6 movies) * (Click on the * for details)
30.  Robin Hood:  Prince of Thieves
31.  Die Hard
32.  The Fugitive, Witness, Working Girl
33.  Dances with Wolves, The Last Samurai
34.  Apollo 13, The Martian, The Right Stuff
35.  Far and Away
36.  My Cousin Vinny
37.  Much Ado About Nothing
38.  Casablanca
39.  Pride and Prejudice, Clueless
40.  The Matrix franchise (3 movies)
41.  The Mexican
42.  A League of their Own
43.  Mortal Kombat franchise (2 movies)
44.  Airplane 1 and 2
45.  Green Lantern, Man of Steel, Wonder Woman
46.  Patriot Games + Clear and Present Danger
47.  The Fifth Element
48.  The Thing, Final Destination
49.  Tremors
50.  Jurassic Park

(In Total:  198 must see movies and counting)

TV:

1.  College Football
2.  The Olympics (including 'The First Olympics' movie and all the official documentary movies)
3.  The NFL
4.  The World Cup
5.  March Madness
6.  Game of Thrones
7.  Firefly (including the movie)
8.  Daredevil/Jessica Jones/Defenders/The Punisher 
9.  Gilmore Girls
10.  The Flash/Arrow/Legends of Tomorrow/Supergirl

Non-anime entertainment generally sucks, but sometimes it can compete with anime.  When the chance arises to take in something fresh, there's no reason to miss out.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You forgot The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Mad Men and The Wire. Those shows really set the bar high for TV and hasn't been topped since.