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Operas turned into movies

Jesus Christ, Superstar
May not be historically accurate

Evita
Don't cry for me, Argentina!

Tommy
I just don't get it.


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The French Connection
First real gritty cop drama.

No Way Out
Who's Yuri? Oh, that Yuri.

The Royal Tennenbaums
Patriarch fakes cancer, gets commupance.

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The Conversation
Wiretapping expert learns unwelcome lesson.

The Package
Soldier uncovers Gorbachev assassination plot.

Crimson Tide
Who decides to launch missiles?

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Old 02-16-2014, 10:53 AM
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Ordinary People
Family disintegrates after son's death

Then She Found Me
Midler is Helen Hunt's mom?

That Thing You Do
Hanks rock and roll movie

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Disaster movies

Earthquake
Charlton Heston and all-star cast.

The Towering Inferno
Steve McQueen and all-star cast.

The Poseidon Adventure
Cheer as Shelly Winters drowns.

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Winter's Bone
Plucky girl seeks the truth.

Lil Abner
Not exactly a sociological milestone.

Deliverance
City folk'd better arm themselves.

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National Lampoon's Vacation
Chevy Chase's such an ass.

The Out-of-Towners
Murphy's Law in full effect.

The Guilt Trip
Mother? I want to...AAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!

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Movies set in the American South.

Song of the South
Disney locked it away forever.

Gone With The Wind
Rhett Butler could do better.

O Brother, Where Art Thou
Chain gang escapees make good.

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Star Wars: A New Hope
Wretched hive of scum, villainy.

John Carter of Mars
Barsoom cool, but box-office flop.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Khan wants passage off, pronto.

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Die Hard
I am an exceptional thief!

Goldfinger
I expect you to die!

The Silence of the Lambs
Are the lambs still screaming?

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More movies with memorable villains

Star Wars: A New Hope
...and cue the labored breathing.

The Dark Knight
Ledger wins Oscar for Joker.

Marvel's The Avengers
Loki even has EH running.


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Marvel's The Avengers
Loki even has EH running.


Dick Tracy
Beatty's big yellow-suited vanity project.

Li'l Abner
Dogpatch denizens set back South.

Popeye
Epic Robin Williams cinematic misfire.

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Beowulf
Grendel's dead, baby. Grendel's dead.

The Man in the Iron Mask
Three Musketeers recruit a fourth.

Oliver Twist
Please sir, I want more!

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Jeremy Irons Movies

Die Hard: With a Vengeance

Hans had a brother, apparently.

The Lion King

Disney's Hamlet; Irons is Claudius.

Dungeons and Dragons

Awful yet hilariously hammy performances.

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When Harry Met Sally...
Deli scene still a classic.

Ghost Town
Cantankerous dentist eventually becomes nicer.

I Am Legend
Say goodbye to Brooklyn Bridge!

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Zombie movies.

Night of the Living Dead
Stay in the damn basement!

Sean of the Dead
Funniest horror since Young Frankenstein.

World War Z
You should read the book.


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Bird
Jazz saxophonist had tough life.

Lady Sings The Blues
Diana and Billy Dee preen.

Immortal Beloved
Beethoven thought, composed, yearned forever.

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Movies set in Florida

Apollo 13
Real life event--mucho suspense

Sunshine State
John Sayles assembles outstanding cast

Scarface
Not much left of Tony


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Anjelica Huston movies

Addams Family Values
Morticia is drop dead gorgeous.

The Witches
Scariest witch since Margaret Hamilton.

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Woman in Crowd on Pier


Next: Winona Ryder films.

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Winona Ryder films

Alien: Resurrection
There was really no need

Star Trek
She was Spock's mother? MOTHER?

Mermaids
Coming of age around Cher?


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Sunset Boulevard
Holden's dead as movie starts.

Network
Mad as hell and I'm...

The Towering Inferno
Wait...wasn't this already mentioned?
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D'oh!!!

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La jetée
Loosely inspired Gilliam's 12 Monkeys.

À bout de souffle
Young criminal falls for girl.

Les quatre cents coups
Troubled boy escapes to beach.

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Movies about business geniuses.

Big
This guy knows how kids think.

Citizen Kane
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan...

Wall Street
Michael Douglas's a giant prick.


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On the Beach
Aussies, others mourn world's end.

Beach Blanket Bingo
Frankie, Annette find love, sand.

Suddenly, Last Summer
Spanish guys can be dangerous!

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The Maltese Falcon
Detective and crooks seek statue.

Dirty Harry
Tough cop violates crooks' rights.

Chinatown
Detective can't stop perverted millionaire.



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Movies About Nice Aliens

Mac and Me
Alien drank Coke to survive

E.T. The Extra-terrestrial
Cost $435,110,554 to phone home

Alien Nation
They tried to fit in

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Movies About Nice Aliens

Superman
...who, disguised as Clark Kent...

Men In Black
Some of them are nice.

Battle Beyond The Stars
That is one hot Valkyrie.


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In the Wake of the Bounty
Never released in the U.S.

Captain Blood
Truly, the epitome of "swashbuckler."

They Died With Their Boots On
Loose retelling of Custer's life.

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Movies set in New York State but not New York City.

Drums Along the Mohawk
Farmer joins the American Revolution.

The Last of the Mohicans
French and Indian War epic.

The Great Gatsby
Pauper reinvents himself as hotshot.


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Glory
Black troops win Union's respect.

The Red Badge of Courage
Young soldier worries almost constantly.

Gettysburg
Jeff Daniels deserved an Oscar!

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Movies set in pre-1800 Japan.

Rashomon
Not how I remember it.

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Wire-Fu warriors peruse stolen sword

Seven Samurai
Samurai defend village from bandits

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Movies with big robots

Pacific Rim
Big robots defend against kaiju.

The Iron Giant
Superman is a role model.

Transformers
More than meets the eye.


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Ghostbusters
Don't cross the beams... yet.

Heaven Can Wait
Beatty tackles football, big business, romance.

Topper
Fun-loving ghosts help friend live.

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Scary movies with ghosts

Ghost Story
Kind of speaks for itself

The Shining
All work and no play...

The Haunting
Are there ghosts? Not sure.

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Movies with John Barry scores

Madagascar
It's along about the penguins.

Goldfinger
...man with the Midas touch...

Robin and Marian
Old Sean loves Old Audrey.

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Zero Dark Thirty
CIA chick takes out OBL

Argo
CIA dude rescues Iran hostages

Unthinkable
Title isn't about the bombs

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Shadow of the Vampire
Was Max Schreck human? No?

Blacula
African prince gets it good

The Fearless Vampire Killers, or Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are In My Neck
As funny as the title

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Spencer Tracy movies

Inherit The Wind
Monkey trial in the South

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
They all want the money!

Pat & Mike
...but what's there is cherce.


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Movies based on the Bible.

The Commandments
Part, Sea! I say, part!

Passion of the Christ
Torture porn for Christ Believers

David vs. Goliath II: A Bart Simpson Dream
From "Simpsons Bible Stories" (AABF14)

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Joel & Ethan Coen movies:

Raising Arizona:
Crazy kidnapping caper, with Cage.

O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Three men of constant sorrow.

No Country for Old Men:
Avoid Chigurh's captive bolt gun.

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Steve Martin movies

Pennies From Heaven
It is not a comedy.

The Pink Panther
Steve Martin isn't Peter Sellers.

Roxanne
Funniest movie I've ever seen.


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The Magnificent Seven
Brynner and six unruly gunslingers

Mystery Men
Stiller and six lame superheroes

The Avengers
Jackson and six awesome superheroes

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The Lone Ranger
Even Depp couldn't save it.

Heaven's Gate
Bankrupted the studio, for chrissakes!

Ishtar
Hoffman, Beatty both still wince.

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American Graffiti:
Dreyfus, Howard, and Wolfman Jack.

The Blair Witch Project:
Stay off the American moors!

Mad Max:
Australian phenomenon, despite American dubbing.

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Juno
Hipster girl has a baby.

Chinatown
Screenwriting guru Fields loves it.

Pulp Fiction
Quentin Tarantino's magnum opus RULES!!!!!!

Up next: German language films

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German language films

Run, Lola, Run
Lola runs three different ways
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Franka Potente + maroon hair = hot!

Das Boot
German sub goes through hell

Metropolis
Futuristic city splits differing people

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Ralph Bakshi movies

Fritz the Cat
Crumb hated it, killed Fritz.

Lord of the Rings
Critics think rotoscope is cheating.

Wizards
Well, this one IS brilliant.

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