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The Deluge - (1974 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072021/

A military man of small renown and great skill is swept up into a conflict that engulfs his nation in war, driving a wedge between himself, his people and his love.

A movie the likes of which I've never seen and doubt I ever will again.



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Get Shorty - (1995 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113161/

After meeting people trying to make it big in Hollywood movies, a criminal weans himself off of his old life to try it for himself.

Maybe it's because I saw it "back in the day", but even after re-watching it I still really like it.



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Ferris Bueller's Day Off - (1986 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091042/

A popular kid skips school, pulling his best friend and girlfriend into a day of fun.

I don't know how well this movie holds up, but it was a foundational movie from my youth. I think it is a fine example of the spirit of 80s youth movies.



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Futureworld - (1976 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074559/

After a disaster, a pleasure theme park re-opens with a new population of robots.

Although this one has held up well, it does show its age. It's still spectacularly well-made, and especially well-written.



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Westworld - (2016 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0475784/
https://www.hbo.com/westworld

Nothing could possibly go wrong in an amusement park populated by robots.

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Starring Morgan Freeman and this other guy.
Starring Morgan Freeman and this other guy.

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1483013/

The Earth is ruined when aliens invade, and a maintenance skeleton crew monitors killer drones to protect resource-gathering efforts for survivors.

A fantastic movie from every angle. A very strong mood throughout. Highly recommended.



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Groundhog Day (1993) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107048/

An asshole anchorman is sent to a little town to do a fluff story on Groundhog Day, but karma bites him in the ass when the town gets snowed-in.

A fantastic movie not just for the usual things, but for the execution of its idea. Unlike so many movies that have its elements, this one stays grounded and accessible. This movie is well-loved and highly recommended.

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Altered Carbon - (2018 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2261227/
https://www.netflix.com/title/80097140

Pseudo-immortality is reached when alien technology allows humans to save their consciousnesses to reusable disks, and a criminal's disk is brought online from deep storage, for him to investigate the crime against an ancient and powerful man.

Finally, a science fiction show with real depth and darkness. Highly recommended.