Facebook Movie “Get a Life” Meme

I’ve got a meme below the fold. This is lifted from Facebook, where it was posted by Miles Kurland.

SUPPOSEDLY if you’ve seen over 85 movies, you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 219 movies on this list. Copy this list, then paste it on facebook or on your blog. Then, put x’s next to the movies you’ve seen, add them up, change the header adding your number, and click publish at the side.

Having known miles for many decades, I would have thought HE’d be the one with the life, but apparently not … My total is a measly 60.

( ) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
( ) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
( ) Boondock Saints
( ) Fight Club
( ) Starsky and Hutch
(x) Neverending Story
(x) Blazing Saddles
( ) Universal Soldier
( ) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
( ) Along Came Polly
( ) Joe Dirt
(x) KING KONG which version?
Total so far: 4

( ) A Cinderella Story
( ) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
( ) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
( ) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
( ) Halloween
( ) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving -MAS
(x) Flubber Orignial version only
Total so far: 5

( ) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
( ) Practical Magic
( ) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
( ) Hellboy
( ) Secret Window
( ) I Am Sam
( ) The Whole Nine Yards
( ) The Whole Ten Yards
Total so far: 5

(x) The Day After Tomorrow
( ) Child’s Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
( ) Ten Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
( ) Gothika
( ) Nightmare on Elm Street
( ) Si teen Candles
( ) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
(x) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(x) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
Total so far: 8

( ) Bad Boys
( ) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Sleven
(x) Ocean’s Eleven
(x) Ocean’s Twelve
(x) Bourne Identity
(x) Bourne Supremacy
( ) Lone Star
(x) Bedazzled both versions
(x) Predator I
( ) Predator II
( ) The Fog
(x) Ice Age
( ) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
( ) Curious George
Total so far: 16

(x) Independence Day
( ) Cujo
( ) A Bron Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
( ) Christine
(x) ET
( ) Children of the Corn
( ) My Bosses Daughter
(x) Maid in Manhattan
( ) War of the Worlds
(x) Rush Hour
( ) Rush Hour 2
Total so far: 20

( ) Best Bet
( ) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
( ) She’s All That
( ) Calendar Girls
( ) Sideways
( ) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
( ) Ever After
(x) Wizard of Oz
( ) Forrest Gump
( ) Big Trouble in Little China
(x) The Terminator
(x) The Terminator 2
(x) The Terminator 3
Total so far: 24

( ) x-Men
( ) x2
( ) x-3
(x) Spider-Man
( ) Spider-Man 2
( ) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
( ) Catch Me If You Can
(x) The Little Mermaid
( ) Freaky Friday
( ) Reign of Fire
( ) The Skulls
( ) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
(x) Shrek
( ) Shrek 2
Total so far: 27

( ) Swimfan
(x) Miracle on 34th street
( ) Old School
( ) The Notebook
( ) K-Pa
(x) Kippendorf’s Tribe
( ) A Walk to Remember
( ) Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
( ) The 40-year-old-virgin
Total so far: 29

(x) Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring
(x) Lord of the Rings The Two Towers
(x) Lord of the Rings Return Of the King
(x) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(x) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(x) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Total so far: 35

( ) Baseketball
( ) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
(x) Elf
( ) Highlander
( ) Mothman Prophecies
( ) American History
( ) Three
Total so Far: 36

( ) The Jacket
( ) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
(x) Monsters Inc.
(x) Titanic
(x) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
( ) Shaun Of the Dead
(x) Willard
Total so far: 40

( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
( ) Hulk
( ) Dawn Of the Dead
(x) Hook
(x) Chronicle Of Narnia The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
( ) 28 days later
( ) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
(x) Waterworld
Total so far: 43

( ) Kill Bill vol 1
( ) Kill Bill vol 2
( ) Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) the Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave aka the Day of the Woman
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
( ) Army of Darkness
Total so far: 43

(x) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
(x) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
(x) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(x) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(x) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(x) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
(x) Ewoks Caravan Of Courage
(x) Ewoks The Battle For Endor
Total so far: 51

( ) The Matri
( ) The Matri Reloaded
( ) The Matri Revolutions
( ) Animatri
( ) Evil Dead
( ) Evil Dead 2
( ) Team America: World Police
( ) Red Dragon
(x) Silence of the Lambs
( ) Hannibal
Total so far: 52

( ) Battle Royale
( ) Battle Royale 2
(x) Brazil
(x) Contact
( ) Cube
(x) Dr. Strangelove
( ) Enlightenment Guaranteed
( ) Four Rooms
(x) Memento
( ) Pi
( ) Requiem for a Dream
(x) Pulp Fiction
(x) Reservoir Dogs
( ) Run Lola Run
( ) Russian Ark
( ) Serenity
( ) Sin City
(x) Snatch
( ) Spider
( ) The Si th Sense
( ) The Village
( ) Waking Life
( ) Zatoichi
( ) Ikiru
(x) The Seven Samurai
( ) Brick
( ) Akira
Total so far: 60

Comments

  1. #1 Stephanie Z
    December 19, 2008

    Okay, I’m going to have to do this one–and I’m going to have to lend you some movies.

    By the way, you do know some movies have Xs in the title, right?

  2. #2 Douglas
    December 19, 2008

    I watch movies instead of TV. Do the same thing for television shows, and it’ll be a different story. Never-the-less my total was 105.

  3. #3 chancelikely
    December 19, 2008

    “The Si th Sense” would have been more interesting, I’m sure of it.

  4. #4 Rev Matt
    December 19, 2008

    What an idiotic metric. If you’ve seen X number of movies you have no life? Over what time period? If you’ve seen 85 movies in the past 3 months and aren’t a professional movie reviewer, that may be the case. I’m almost 40. Let’s say I started watching movies when I was 15. So if I have watched more than three movies per year I have no life? How long are these movies?!??!?!

  5. #5 Dread Polack
    December 19, 2008

    116 here, which is about the current size of my Netflix queue. I already knew I didn’t have a life. :)

  6. #6 CyberLizard
    December 19, 2008

    I scored 80, but I can easily think of at least 20 more movies that aren’t on that list. Of course, I already knew that I had no life.

    p.s. I think there’s a missing end em tag. Lots of italics going on

  7. #7 Martin
    December 19, 2008

    109… I can’t help but feel that since the average Facebook user is about 13, for a late-twenty-something like myself a far higher number is cool.

  8. #8 Greg Laden
    December 19, 2008

    Yea, this was a first cup of coffee in the morning post . I deleted all of Mile’s x’s, and thus all the other x’s at the same time (but I put some back). Then, I accidently italicized the entire internet . Ooops.

  9. #9 Stephanie Z
    December 19, 2008

    I ended up with 58 and a few theories about the person who put the list together. The theories are probably wrong, but I was getting annoyed by that point by what wasn’t on the list.

  10. #10 CyberLizard
    December 19, 2008

    @StephanieZ – I know, right? That list was sorely lacking. I’m going to post my own addition with the important movies. When I get time.

  11. #11 The Science Pundit
    December 19, 2008

    94 here.

    I agree with many of the commenters above about how silly this is. These are movies I saw years ago–many of them on HBO. But I don’t watch TV anymore (I currently have no life because I’m plugged into the intert00bz). And not only was I disappointed by what was missing, but there was a lot of unnecessary movies there. Was there a need to put all the movies of an given series there? Wouldn’t it have been enough to put the first of the series and the least populer and leave room for other movies? I mean, if you’re a fan of Star Wars or Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead movies, OF COURSE you’ll have seen every one of them.

  12. #12 CyberLizard
    December 19, 2008

    I couldn’t bring myself to watch Star Wars III after what Lucas did to the first two :-P

  13. #13 Salad Is Slaughter
    December 19, 2008

    Ah, Orgazmo. How can you not love a movie about a Mormon missionary turned porn star?

    Anyway, 70 from this list for me, but my home collection contains more than 85 movies plus the DVD version of several TV shows. I guess that translates to “no life.”

  14. #14 Stephanie Z
    December 19, 2008

    Oh, CyberLizard, you deprived yourself of your chance to never, ever be able to take James Earl Jones as the voice of Vader seriously again. Isn’t that worth…er…something?

  15. #15 CyberLizard
    December 19, 2008

    StephanieZ, I have a high threshold for pain, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. I’m still writhing in agony over the midichloriads.

  16. #16 chris
    December 19, 2008

    Agreed. What is the logic behind what’s here and what isn’t? I know you didn’t make this list, but here are some Academy Awrd winning films that aren’t listed, that I’ve seen:

    A Beautiful Mind
    American Beauty
    Shakespeare In Love
    Unforgiven
    Rain Man
    Out Of Africa
    Terms Of Endearment
    Amadeus
    Ghandi
    Chariots Of Fire
    The Deer Hunter
    Rocky
    One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
    The Sting
    The Godfather
    Lawrence Of Arabia
    Around The World In Eighty Days
    On The Waterfront
    Casablanca
    Gone With The Wind

    And what about Stripes, Animal House, Meatballs, Friday the 13th, Caddyshack, Fletch, The Princess Bride, Office Space, Clerks, etc.?

    Of the ones on the list, I’ve seen 63, btw, but I’ve seen well into the hundreds in my lifetime. I guess the issue is FB users vs the real world.

  17. #17 Stacy S.
    December 19, 2008

    Well, all I have to say is …
    YOU HAVEN’T SEEN FOREST GUMP ??!!!!!

  18. #18 Greg Laden
    December 19, 2008

    Nope. Should I?

  19. #19 T. Bruce McNeely
    December 19, 2008

    My list:

    ( ) Expelled

    A score of one or more – you have no life AND you are pathetic.

  20. #20 Greg Laden
    December 19, 2008

    I should mention: I saw ET for the first time last summer.

  21. #21 Stephanie Z
    December 19, 2008

    I’d put Big Trouble in Little China or Shaun of the Dead way ahead of Forest Gump, but I never had any interest in seeing Gump.

  22. #22 abb3w
    December 19, 2008

    66, counting a few movies which I have seen beginning, middle, and end… but not in one sitting or in that order.

    I live in an apartment with roughly 2000 paperback SF books; there is no way I should qualify as having a life.

  23. #23 ggab
    December 19, 2008

    136!!!
    I certainly have a life.
    I just happen to be fond of both good and bad movies.
    I think that I own copies of at least 50 of these.

  24. #24 Leni
    December 19, 2008

    No Mommie Dearest?

    This list sucks. :)

  25. #25 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    December 19, 2008

    101. Someone really needs to make a new list. But not me. I’m not good at lists. (And Greg – See “Snatch.”)

  26. #26 tony
    December 19, 2008

    I got 96 — but I have over 300 movies on DVD at home (not all of my DVDs are ‘Dora’ – despite current appearances!)

    I agree that the list seems strangely skewed – some art-house, some totally run-of-the-mill.

    No Hitchcock, No Ealing comedies, No Marx brothers, or Laurel & Hardy (or even three stooges!), No 007 (not even Dr No) or Matt Helm(!) or Spies (Smiley?), No spaghetti westerns, (no westerns, really), no war movies (battle of the bulge?, great escape?), nothing French (Jacques Tati, anyone?), or Spanish, or German (only a couple ‘cool’ Japanese). No Austin Powers (and no British ‘lad’ movies of the sixties or seventies – where do you think Michael Caine earned his acting chops)

    I think I’ve easily watched (and remembered) at least one full movie every week for my entire life. Discounting my early childhood, and even accounting for ‘doubles’, that still exceeds 2000 movies.

  27. #27 Greg Laden
    December 19, 2008

    OH, I saw snatch. Maybe.

  28. #28 tony
    December 19, 2008

    Re: Snatch!

    Definitely — you should also see Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

    Other movies that should be on any list:
    ( ) trainspotting
    ( ) Como agua para chocolat (but NOT the stupid remake, except for comparison!)
    ( ) Tampopo (you’ll never look at noodles in quite the same way again)
    ( ) So I married an Axe Murderer! (just perfect!)
    ( ) 2001 (don’t even bother with the dialog – just look!)
    ( ) The Life of Brian (better than the grail, IMHO)
    ( ) Clockwork Orange (in fact almost any Kubrick movie!)

  29. #29 Greg Laden
    December 19, 2008

    No, no, I didn’t see Snatch.

  30. #30 ggab
    December 19, 2008

    Greg
    You really should check these out.
    ( ) American History X
    ( ) Shaun Of the Dead
    ( ) 28 days later
    ( ) Kill Bill vol 1
    ( ) Kill Bill vol 2
    ( ) Pi
    ( ) Requiem for a Dream
    There were more in there that I enjoyed and you haven’t seen, but these are pretty damned strong, in my opinion.
    They vary from intense to silly to disturbing, but they’re all great.

  31. #31 ggab
    December 19, 2008

    “No, no, I didn’t see Snatch.”
    Aw man!! Add that to the list.
    Great movie.

  32. #32 Stephanie Z
    December 19, 2008

    One thing that’s required for enjoying many of the recommended movies is a high tolerance for movie violence. If that’s not your thing, I also recommend She’s All That, Ten Things I Hate About You, and Ever After as somewhat subversive teen flicks and Waiting for Guffman and Calendar Girls as commedies aimed at adults (not that teens won’t appreciate them).

  33. #33 Scholar
    December 19, 2008

    Must see:

    1. Requiem

    2. Army of Darkness

    3. Red Dragon

  34. #34 JimBenson
    December 19, 2008

    Oh man, I’ve seen 137! I need to get out more…

  35. #35 ggab
    December 19, 2008

    JimBenson
    “Oh man, I’ve seen 137! I need to get out more…”

    You beat me by one, so I’m going to take the oportunity to judge you and agree that you need to get out more.

  36. #36 John J. McKay
    December 19, 2008

    Are any of these older than the late seventies? Except Zatoichi and The Seven Samurai, that is.

    Anyway, I only hit 70 but anyone who says I have a life clearly doesn’t know me.

  37. #37 llewelly
    December 19, 2008

    I’ve seen 23 of those movies. Most of the rest I’d never even heard of before.

  38. #38 Danny
    December 19, 2008

    102 hits. I probably don’t have a life, but I enjoy watching movies with my wife and child.

  39. #39 Aj
    December 20, 2008

    99 and there were about 10+ more films on the list I started watching and turned off after half an hour (mostly crap sequels).

  40. #40 Michael
    December 24, 2008

    What was the statistical basis for the threshold of 85?