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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 (10 movies) * (Click on the * for details)
2.  Lord of the Rings franchise (6 movies)
3.  Gettysburg + Gods and Generals
4.  Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise (19 movies) * (Click on the * for details)
5.  James Bond franchise (18 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.  Disney's Animated Movies (26 movies) * (Click on the * for details)
13.  Musicals (15 movies) * (Click on the * for details)
14.  Willow
15.  Indiana Jones franchise 1-3
16.  Harry Potter franchise (8 movies)
17.  X-men franchise (7 movies) * (Click on the * for details)
18.  Terminator 2
19.  The Last of the Mohicans, Midway
20.  Silverado, Tombstone
21.  Black Hawk Down, 13 Hours, Zero Dark Thirty
22.  Gladiator, 300
23.  Top Gun
24.  FFVII:  Advent Children, FFXV:  Kingsglaive, Dragon Quest V: Your Story (plus any accompanying anime for either)
25.  Lethal Weapon franchise (4 movies)
26.  Ender's Game
27.  Back to the Future 1
28.  Spiderman's original trilogy, Into the Spiderverse
29.  Akira Kurosawa Films (6 movies) * (Click on the * for details)
30.  Robin Hood:  Prince of Thieves
31.  Die Hard 1
32.  The Fugitive, Witness, Working Girl
33.  Dances with Wolves, The Last Samurai
34.  Apollo 13, The Martian, The Right Stuff
35.  The Mexican, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
36.  Far and Away
37.  My Cousin Vinny
38.  Much Ado About Nothing
39.  Casablanca
40.  Pride and Prejudice, Clueless
41.  The Matrix 1
42.  A League of their Own
43.  Mortal Kombat franchise (2 movies)
44.  Airplane 1
45.  Green Lantern, Man of Steel, Wonder Woman, Aquaman
46.  Patriot Games + Clear and Present Danger
47.  The Fifth Element
48.  The Thing, Final Destination 1
49.  Tremors 1
50.  Jurassic Park 1

(In Total:  200 must see movies)

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.  Firefly (including the movie)
7.  Game of Thrones
8.  Gilmore Girls
9.  X-men the Animated Series
10.  Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

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.