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Cyberpunk꞉ Edgerunners - (2022 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12590266/
https://www.netflix.com/title/81054853
https://www.cyberpunk.net/en/edgerunners

In a future where cybernetics are commonplace, a kid gets involved in the underworld to get by.

Gritty and violent; lots of fun.



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A Clockwork Orange - (1971 movie) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066921/

here for reference

For people who don't like this movie and bail early: This was made in a time when you can't pause or leave. It's meant to be "bad" to an uncomfortable degree before it begins to make its point(s).



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Grosse Pointe Blank - (1997 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119229/

After unfortunate events force an assassin into a make-up hit, he decides to also attend a high school reunion as an excuse to reunite with an ex he spurred.

Great movie, great soundtrack.



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Banshee - (2013 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2017109/
http://www.cinemax.com/banshee/

A criminal takes the opportunity to impersonate a sheriff and continues to be a criminal.

It fundamentally makes no sense how the character can fragrantly break the law.



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The Stepford Wives - (2004 movie) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0327162/

A couple moves to a quiet and friendly town, but the wife, with no job and her kids grown up, has enough free time to be unhappy.

I didn't like it compared to The Stepford Wives - (1975 movie).

See also:



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The Net - (1995 movie) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113957/

A beta tester stumbles into software with a back door also used by high-level hackers.

In many respects it aged poorly, but it has a reasonable core message.

  • Trailer
  • Inappropriately rated: Suicide



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Looper - (2012 movie) poster

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1276104/
https://www.sonypictures.com/movies/looper

To dispose of bodies, criminal enterprises send people back in time to kill them. For some reason.

I mean, it's a movie. It's not bad, but it's definitely dumb.



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Ghost Dog - (1999 movie) poster

Entertainment > Movies, samurai >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0165798/

A boy is saved by a mob man, and becomes an assassin as repayment only to become embroiled in the crime world.

Gentle and moody. A little cheesy and a little lame, but I still like it a lot.

  • Trailer
  • Properly titled Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

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Inception - (2010 movie) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1375666/
https://www.warnerbros.com/movies/inception

A criminal group sedates and enters the dreams of targets to steal their secrets.

I'm sure it's wonderful and nuanced for lots of people, but to me it's just okay. I find it rather obvious and uninteresting.



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