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Ghostbusters (1984) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.ghostbusters.com/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087332/

Failed scientists begin a ghost capturing service, and the need for their services grows, threatening all of New York city.

I don't have a lot of movies anything like this which I could consider listing as mandatory, so this one gets in pretty easily.



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Buckaroo Banzai (1984)

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086856/

New technology allows a vehicle to pass through solid matter, but something else is brought through.

This is a must-watch movie, not for its story and plot as-such, but for its feel. It has ideas which really stick. I think Buckaroo Banzai might be particularly cool for young boys.

  • Properly titled The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension



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RoboCop (1987) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093870/

A mortally-wounded cop is used as the foundation to build a police robot meant to be a tool for control but whose artificially-repressed memories and inerrant awesomeness surface to save the day.

This was a great movie in the day, and I'd bet I'm biased in saying it's still great.



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Zone of the Dead (2009) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1191971/

A military science experiment haunts local Yugoslavians when the infected turn into madmen.

An amateurish zombie movie with nothing interesting to add to the genre. It's worth a watch if you're zombie movies, otherwise don't bother.

  • aka 2012: Apocalypse of the Dead



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A Beautiful Mind (2001) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://abeautifulmind.com/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0268978/

Based on the life of John Forbes Nash, Jr., the nobel prize winning mathematician, this film explores his life, genius and madness.

Media which explore intelligence, its quirks and consequences are (obviously) rarer than the geniuses themselves. That this movie has appealed to a broad audience, helping embrace and enlighten more typical people, is rarer still. This movie is very strongly recommended.



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