This list if unofficial, like really unofficial and comprised mostly of older movies. Why, do you ask? Because I think they’re the best, that’s why. Boom! ‘Nuff said, here it is.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie.
Great flick, extremely silly, crude, irreverent, and low budget, but that’s what you’d expect from an AVGN episode and this is just 90-minute version. It’s got some great jokes, some cool and random characters, and a review of ET for the Atari 2600 at the end as closure(You’ll understand if you watch.) If you love AVGN, give this a try, but don’t expect the Shawshank Redemption, obviously. Don’t really understand the smear campaign this received, but oh, well…
The Black Hole: Okay… Disney does Star Wars meets Space Odyssey 2001. Actually kinda creepy atmosphery vibe to it.
Ninja 3: The Domination: A solid ninja movie, which all sadly seem to be low budget. Done by Cannon Films which is all you need to know. If that has no meaning for you then watch Electric Boogaloo: The story of Cannon Films.
Kings of the Sun: Eh, basically an Aztec love story with Hugh Brenner, not awful.
First Men in the Moon: One of my favorite genres which will appear on here a lot; Victorian-era scientist goes on an amazing exploration. Fun and imaginative.
At the Earth’s Core: Same genre, very entertaining. Check it out. Spoiler Alert; they drill to the Earth’s core.
The Masque of the Red Death: Edgar Allen Poe story done by Roger Corman. Creepy story, verrrrryyyy low budget, but has Vincent Price. Well worth seeing just for that.
The Time Machine: Again, Victorian-era scientific exploration. Great film, some shoddy acting, but a short adventure that twists your brain.
Die Hard: I watch this every year. Everyone knows Die Hard.
Infra-Man: Second great genre mentioned here; Japanese/Chinese adventure stories for children that adults can enjoy. Very imaginative and action-packed. Basically the Chinese Ultraman.
Gamera vs. Guiron: Same principle, but with giant monsters protecting young kids who travel in a spaceship to an alien planet all by accident. Yeah, I know, but it’s a movie… Gamera is a turtle version of Godzilla.
Robot Jox: Real effects of giant robots fighting each other. What more could you want? See this instead of Pacific Rim.
Capricorn One: Conspiracy thriller about a faked mission to Mars. Stars the dad of a famous actor today whose name I will never remember.
Get Out: OOhhh, super creepy and in a cool way. Not gory at all.
Thor:Ragnarok: The only Marvel movie worth mentioning. I gave it a 7 out of 10 on IMDB.
The Hidden Fortress: Akira Kurosawa, it influenced Star Wars, the first one, that came out in 1977, for all the lost souls who don’t know that.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: Very underrated in my opinion, got crapped on by critics for no good reason. He’s fighting for Shiva relics for heaven’s sake, sheesh, and you see human sacrifice and the bridge scene. Try to name a better scene than the bridge scene, I’ll wait… Okay, times up because you’ll never find one.
Back to the Future Part 3: A western with time travel, Doc, Marty. Great movie.
Full Metal Jacket: I feel like I watch this once a month. Movie has great music. Watch it for the drill instructor, it will change your life one way or another.
Dances with Wolves: I remember seeing this in the theaters. This really makes Kevin Costner look like a movie star. He fights evil soldiers alongside Indians and the Indians win!
Beneath the Planet of the Apes: Prolly my fav of the Apes film. Humans live underground, are telepathic, zombielike, and worship a giant nuclear bomb that maybe, might explode at the end. Totally crazy, two thumbs and two big toes up from this guy.
Escape from the Planet of the Apes: The Apes escape(obviously) and land in 1970’s Earth. Hippy parties ensue! Apes wearing bellbottoms! Just what you asked for, right?
Logan’s Run: Great 1970’s action adventure, and with a low budget by today’s standards. But all practical effects so many gold stars to this one.
Pootie Tang: Written and directed by Louis C.K. Very, very weird, not for everyone.
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad: My favorite Sinbad movie, from 1973 and starring John Phillip Law, Jude Law’s pappy! Effects by Ray Harryhausen, so they’re spectacular, and not a computer pixel in sight, phew!
Clash of the tight ones….Whoa, whoa… wait. I meant Clash of the Titans, haha. Yeah, this is an oldie but goodie, 1981, Harryhausen again doing Greek mythology. Basically, a guy that looks like Jim Morrison from the Doors kills Medusa and the Kraken, of course after they have “Released the Kraken!!!”
Honorable mentions but I’ve seen so many times I can’t count:
Ghostbusters. No, not that one, THE Ghostbusters.
Enter the Dragon
The Last Dragon
Okay, that’s all for now. Sayonara, Peace
Jake, coming to you live from the Mothership Connection.