What are some must-have nerd movies to have in your collection?


#1

I recently refreshed my movie collection and organization project thanks to @JakeBilbrey getting me into Plex. I have 4TB of data to fill with beautiful 1080p video and I’ve added a bunch of movies to the collection already.

So my question to you all is what are some staples of a collection that absolutely have to be there? Don’t assume I already have them (although I might). Then I will go acquire the DVD at full price from a reputable store and rip it using legal tools while saving the physical DVD with the receipt in the box forever.


#2

So not nerd movies, but 2 of my favories are Pulp Fiction and The Breakfast Club.


#3

Great idea! Also Reservoir Dogs has to be there.


#4

Bladerunner, Alien (and Aliens), Ghostbusters.


#5

2001: A Space Odyssey


#6

Spaceballs, Dune, Predator, Total Recall, Back to the Future


#7

Super Troopers, right meow.


#8

Lord of the rings, Star Wars (obvious choices)


#9

The BluRay of Legend is gobsmackingly beautiful.


#10

Batman


#11

Scott Pilgrim VS The World


#12

Terminator


#13

Any video game related movie.

DOOM. Street Fighter. Mortal Kombat. Tomb Raider. Super Mario Bros. TRON (and Legacy). WarGames, even. The Wizard?

The true classics.

Edit - Special shout-out for The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth.


#14

I sat here for 10 minutes trying to come up with a response to this. I cannot. What you are reading is all I can get out. I need to go lay down now, you broke me. Also, related to Street Fighter Movie.


#15

Breaking you is my job.

And I was expecting that clip to be the scene where JCVD flexes and shows off the flag.


#16

Oh man The Wizard! I must have that.


#17

Sure, lol.

If you are going the buy then rip might want to go amazon cloud instead. Same end result.

You would even be supporting strats by buying FROM amazon!

Edit: mmm mobile posting and auto correct.

Not really a nerd movie but:
Blazing saddles


#18

The Last Starfighter, Hackers, Gamera 2*, everything Studio Ghibli, Volcano High, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, more to come when I have more brain-power :wink:

*only if you can find a copy with the FULL Lake Texarcana audio track. The bluray claims to have it but it’s only about 20 minutes of it; the original can be tricky to find. They redid all the dialogue except the female lead; pure, dumb gold :wink:

Edit:
Howard the Duck


#19

I almost forgot Flight of the Navigator and Big Trouble in Little China!


#20

Apocalypse now…The Matrix…all Indiana Jones movies…Rio Bravo and El Dorado (both John Wayne movies)