If You Liked This Movie, You'll Like... :-D (Not a Game!)

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1. The Wizard of Oz / Twister

2. Citizen Kane / White Christmas

3. Grand Illusion / La Grande Bouffe

4. Gone With the Wind / Rosie the Riveter

5. Casablanca / The American President

6. Half-baked / Requiem for a Dream [Thanks AJDaGreat]

7. The Maltese Falcon / Winged Migration [Thanks AJDaGreat]

8. Scooby-Do / Blow-Up [Thanks AJDaGreat]

9. Red River / Raging Bull

10. The Day the Earth Stood Still / Mars Attacks!

11. High Society / Up in Smoke

12. North By Northwest a. Rushmore b. any Buster Keaton movie

13. Midnight Cowboy / Coogan's Bluff

14. The French Connection / Popeye

15. Grand Hotel / The Shining

16. Nixon / Dick

17. Pinocchio / A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

18. 2001: A Space Odyssey a. O Brother, Where Art Thou? b. A Grand Day Out

19. The Care Bears Movie / Grizzly Man

20. The Maltese Falcon / Follow That Bird

21. The Muppet Movie / Natural Born Killers

22. Driving Miss Daisy / Collateral

23. Dead Ringers / Twins

24. Holiday Inn /Hotel Rwanda

25. The Matrix / The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

26. Big Night / Eating Raoul

27. Cujo / Beethoven's 2nd

28. The Passion of the Christ / Yentl

29. The Godfather / Bugsy Malone

30. The Exorcist a. Panic Room b. Apollo 13

31. Apocalypse Now / Without a Paddle

32. Scarface / Looking For Richard

32. Rat Race / Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie

33. Gladiator / Hannibal

34. Last Action Hero / The Seventh Seal [Thanks to AJDaGreat]

35. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade / Monty Python and the Holy Grail

36. American Graffiti / Kilroy Was Here

37. Trainspotting / Closely Watched Trains

38. Goldfinger / Tin Cup

39. Jawbreaker / Killer Klowns from Outer Space [Thanks to zazzlez]

40. The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit / Office Space [Thanks to buddy]

41. Nixon / Deep Throat

42. High Fidelity / Schindler's List

43. Die Hard / Johnny Got His Gun

44. It's A Wonderful Life / Taxi Driver

45. Michael Jackson's Moonwalker / The Accused

46. A Streetcar Named Desire / One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

47. Once Upon a Time in the West / Annie Get Your Gun [Thanks to AJDaGreat]

48. Roxanne / Backdraft

49. Dr. Strangelove / An Enemy of the People

50. It's a Wonderful Life / Wall Street

51. Freaks / Chicken Run [Thanks to ThereThere]

52. Freaks / The Browning Version

53. Bambi / The Deer Hunter [Thanks to ThereThere]

54. Bambi / Bimbo

55. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex / Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon [Thanks to ThereThere].

56. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex / Kinsey

57. The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas / The Texas Chainsaw Massacre [Thanks to ThereThere]

58. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas / Little House on the Prairie

59. The Piano / Look Who's Talking [Thanks to ThereThere]

60. The Piano / The Trap

61. North By Northwest / Airplane! [Thanks to ThereThere]

62. North By Northwest / Low-Flying Aircraft

63. Alive / Delicatessen [Thanks to ThereThere]

64. Alive / Ravenous

65. 2001: A Space Odyssey / My Dinner With Andre 10]

66. Casablanca / The Usual Suspects

67. Some Like it Hot / Nobody's Perfect

68. Batman / Bradman [for you aussies]

69. The Incredibles / Cape Fear

70. The Candyman / Sweet and Low

71. Paths of Glory / Far From the Madding Crowd

72. Twister / Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day

73. Driving Miss Daisy / Nuts

74. Full House: The Complete First Season / The 40-Year Old Virgin

75. Hannibal / Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

76. Babe: Pig in the City / Snatch

77. Babe: Pig in the City / Canadian Bacon

78. Toothless / Darkness Falls

79. Punch-Drunk Love / Walk the Line

80. The Last American Virgin / Gone in 60 Seconds

81. Gone with the Wind / Thunderpants

82. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre / How the West Was Fun

83. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi / Babes in Toyland

84. The Constant Gardener / Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

85. The Sum of All Fears / Barney's Great Adventure

86. Spirited Away / Air Force One

87. Deep Throat / I Know What you Did Last Summer {OK, that's just bad...}

88. Blade 3 / Dentist on the Job

89. Dumb and Dumber / Forest Gump

90. Lilo and Stitch / Independence Day

91. Spellbound (1945) / Stripes

92. The Untouchables / The Battleship Potemkin

93. Being There / The Ister

94. Blazing Saddles / Copper Canyon

95. Out of Africa / Pompeii: The Last Day [A special challenge for Odysseus]

96. Reservoir Dogs / The Taking of Pelham 123

97. Once Upon a Time in the West / The Fly

98. The Graduate / Midnight Cowboy

99. Torn Curtain / Speed

100. 10 / Chariots of Fire

101. Airplane / Kazaam

102. Cleopatra / Key Largo

103. Meet Me In St. Louis / Darling Lili [and] The Fifth Element

104. Monsters Inc. / X-Men

105. Species / Bloodrayne

106. Encino Man / Demolition Man

107. Caddyshack / Footloose [and] Top Gun

108. Twilight Zone: The Movie / Moon Over Broadway

109. The World According to Garp - Boys Don't Cry

110. The Wizard of Oz / The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

111. Terminator 2: Judgment Day / Death Becomes Her

112. Sirens - Syriana

113. Singing In The Rain / The Shining

114. Yellowbeard / The Twilight Zone

115. The King and I / West Side Story [and] My Fair Lady

116. Superman II / Trail of the Pink Panther

117. Spiderman / Up In Smoke

118. Fatal Attraction / The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

119. What's Up, Doc? / Sleeper

120. Sleeper / Chinatown

121. Stripes - Thelma & Louise

122. Monty Python & the Holy Grail / Twister

123. Nine to Five / The Escape from Bondage

NOTE: The idea is to take a well known movie and make a joke recommendation for those who liked it.

If you find some of my jokes or connections obscure I will be happy to explain, but don't ask me to explain those of the other contributors.

CONTRIBUTIONS ARE WELCOME. FUNNY CONTRIBUTIONS ARE WELCOMER.

Thanks to Odysseus for numbers 19 through 28 and 98 through 122.
Thanks to ThereThere for numbers 41 through 46.
Thanks to darktremor for numbers 72 through 90.

SOME WAYS to make a funny contribution to this list.

(1) Completely miss the point of the first movie. Examples: The Wizard of Oz is not about weather. Goldfinger is not about golf. Dr. Strangelove is not about water pollution.

(2) Use a clever play-on-words or pun to link the two movies. Examples: Casablanca (which means whitehouse) features a troubled romance, and so does The American President, which is set in the White House. A famous piece of American graffiti, originating with U.S. soldiers in WW2 Europe, was "Kilroy Was Here". Apocalypse Now takes the form of a disastrous journey up a river, and this is coupled with part of the saying "Up Shit Creek without a paddle".

(3) Choose the second movie so that it compares ridiculously with the first. Examples: The two movies in no. 4 feature women taking men's roles during wartime (and one is named Scarlett and the other Rosie). The first movie in no. 11 is very earnest and serious, the second is a deliberately over-the-top comedy. 18 and 18b both feature trips to the moon, but one is very serious and the other comic.

(4) Use your cinema-buff's knowlege of movie details to link the two movies. Examples: 12a - the climactic scene in North By Northwest takes place on Mount Rushmore. 12b. - Buster Keaton, because he never smiled in his movies, was nicknamed The Great Stone Face. 18a - The plot of O Brother, Where Art Thou? was based upon the plot of the ancient epic poem The Odyssey.

If you liked Half-Baked, you'll like Requiem for a Dream.

If you liked The Maltese Falcon, you'll like Winged Migration.

If you liked Scooby-Doo, you'll like Blow-Up.

This one's probably cheating, but if you like the episode of Family Guy where Death comes to pick up Peter, you'll like The Seventh Seal.

Instead, let me suggest: if you liked Last Action Hero, you'll like The Seventh Seal. Can I put that up for us?

Not having seen Last Action Hero, I don't really get that one, but sure, put it up anyway.

It's better, I assure you. And I know Last Action Hero got a lot of negative reports when it was released, but it is well worth seeing, I assure you of that too. Worth it for the cinema in-jokes and cameo roles, but has much else going for it. Where else are you going to see the SoCS* play Hamlet?

* Source of California's Sunshine

...off the top of my head:
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The Care Bears Movie - Grizzly Man
The Maltese Falcon - Follow That Bird
The Muppet Movie - Natural Born Killers
Driving Miss Daisy - Collateral
Dead Ringers - Twins
Holiday Inn - Hotel Rwanda
The Matrix - The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
Big Night - Eating Raoul
Cujo - Beethoven's 2nd
and
The Passion of the Christ - Yentl

Thanks for the suggestions.

I particularly like 22.

I've considered making all the 'recommendations' visible at once, as you do, but I've decided a 'spoiler' for each one is more effective.

I thoguht id give it a try...this is all i could think of ..sorry lol

JawbreakerKiller Klowns from Outerspace

Can't claim to have seen either of those, so I'll take your word.

Well, if you liked... you oughta see...
1.The Graduate - Midnight Cowboy DoD: .5/10
2.Torn Curtain - Speed DoD: 1/10
3.10 - Chariots of Fire DoD: 1/10
4.Airplane - Kazaam DoD: 1/10
5.Cleopatra - Key Largo DoD: 1/10
6.Meet Me In St. Louis - Darling Lili [and] The Fifth Element DoD: 1/10
7.Monsters Inc. - X-Men DoD: 1/10
8.Species - Bloodrayne DoD: 2/10
9.Encino Man - Demolition Man DoD: 2/10
10.Caddyshack - Footloose [and] Top Gun DoD: 2/10
11.Twilight Zone: The Movie - Moon Over Broadway DoD: 2/10
12.The World According to Garp - Boys Don't Cry DoD: 3/10
13.The Wizard of Oz - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring DoD: 3/10
14.Terminator 2: Judgment Day - Death Becomes Her DoD: 4/10
15.Sirens - Syriana DoD: 5/10
16.Singing In The Rain - The Shining DoD: 5/10
17.Yellowbeard - The Twilight Zone DoD: 6/10
18.The King and I - West Side Story [and] My Fair Lady DoD: 7/10
19.Superman II - Trail of the Pink Panther DoD: 7/10
20.Spiderman - Up In Smoke DoD: 8/10
21.Fatal Attraction - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King DoD: 8/10
22.What's Up, Doc? - Sleeper DoD: 9/10
23.Sleeper - Chinatown DoD: 9/10
24.Stripes - Thelma & Louise DoD: 10/10
25.Monty Python & the Holy Grail - Twister DoD: ?/10

But I thought you liked movies with...

1. Bus endings.
2. Horrible bus rides.
3. Running on the beach. Slowly.
4. L.A. Laker centers (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Shaquille O'Neal) acting?
5. Couples co-starring together BEFORE they were married: Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton and Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall.
6. Men meeting and directing their future wives: Judy Garland & Vincente Minnelli, Julie Andrews & Blake Edwards and Milla Jovovich & Luc Besson.
7. Villians with chameleon-like powers.
8. Movies starring Ben Kingsley AND Michael Madsen.
9. Thawed frozen people. Probably should have stayed frozen.
10. Kenny Loggins songs. Crappy Kenny Loggins songs.
11. Several separate narratives directed by different directors: Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller & Steven Spielberg and Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola & Martin Scorcese.
12. Trans characters : John Lithgow - Robert Muldoon/Roberta Muldoon and Hilary Swank - Brandon Teena/Teena Brandon.
13. Lead actors replaced after production had begun BuddyEbsen/Jack Haley - The Tin Man and Stuart Townsend/Viggo Mortenson - Aragorn.
14. See-through holes blown into people with shotguns.
15. Actors (Elle Macpherson and George Clooney) who've gained weight for a role. A whole lotta weight.
16. People breaking through walls/doors.
17. Cast members (Marty Feldman Vic Morrow) who died during shooting. 1983 movies with cast members who died during shooting.
18. Marni Nixon, uncredited, singing at least some of the lead role.
19. Scenes shot primarily for the previous movie.
20. A love for "Mary Jane".
21. Boiling bunnies.
22. VWs plunging.
23. Threats to noses.
24. Fear(s) of state(s).
25. Airborne cows.

This is depressing. I'll put these on the list (tomorrow), but they can hardly be part of the game (what game, bertie? a game needs players) since you have seen fit to post their explanations for all to see.

Cheer up. You don't have to include them... or you and/or jim can edit and/or delete the above. I'm just trying to avoid the responsibility of oversight. The rules of the game are baffling me... am I supposed to pretend to be witty by creating movie pairings or by explaining them? Give me a moment and I'll lay out some of my guesses. And what's with all the spoilerization? I'm so confused...
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Odysseus, I have come to the conclusion that I owe you (and probably everyone who has visited this page) an apology. The game was a mediocre idea at best, but it was a truly bad idea, I now realise, to use all that spoilerizing. Thanks for the wake-up call on that.

I haven't added your contributions yet, but I will soon (nearly lunchtime).

There's some funny stuff on the list (and some groanworthy), so I'm not sorry I started it, just that I fucked up what was basically a good idea.

Don't apologize. I thought think it is great. Look at how I spent my lunch hour. (Okay... it wasn't an hour. Nor was it lunch.) Even if you messed stuff up look at all the responses. (Okay... not all of them.) I wish I could make such a mess.
1. Cyclones.
2. Rough sledding.
7. Bird catching.
10. Home invasion.
11. Reefer madness.
14. Popeye Doyle eats his spinach.
15. People check in but they don't check out.
16. Tricky Dick.
17. I wanna (be) a real boy!
18.a. That's been the story of my life.
29. Carried to the mob.
31. Going up river sans paddle.
35. Chalice coups.
36. For a good time call 606-4311... ask for Ken.
37. Platform seekers
38. Golf games.
41. Mark Felt.
42. I've got a little list...
43. McClane also has glass in his feet.
45. Sexual assault?
47. Kiss kiss. Bang bang.
48. Firemen.
54. Man is in the forest.
56. According to the Kinsey Report ev'ry average man you know...
57. Hook 'em Horns!
58. Our house in the middle of our street...
62. Da plane! Da plane!
64. So, Mr. Donner, how was the trip?
66. Major Strasser has been shot...
70. Splenda®
72. Meteorlogical disturbances.
77.
My grandfather was trying to go from Manitoba to Minnesota when they told him at the border that he couldn't bring his (almost) two pounds of bacon into the United States. After much reasoning, pleading and then yelling he moved to the side of the road and made a little campfire. He cooked (and ate) two pounds of bacon right there. Family lore has it that, when others told this story, he said, "You know, it loses a lot of weight when you cook it, bacon does."
90. Aliens have come to destroy us.
92. Baby buggies.
95. Accent on the narration.
96. People of colour.

...if there truly was any kind of wakeup call please hit the snooze.

93iC and rising!

1. Tornados
2. Close enough
10. And burlesque
11. Or that
14. Oui, le ├ępinards
15. Check
16. Another burlesque
17. Very remarkable word is 'real', a power word used by canny marketeers to give psychological weight to the product. A 'real' X has tons more punch than a mere X
18. Yours and Ulysses'
29. They'll make you an offer they can't pronounce
30. [interpretations conspicuously absent :-]
31. Into the heart of brownness
35. A coupla hits
36. Noted
etc.
etc.
54. That's clever :-D
64. Let's party
70. Noise of the 'You Missed' buzzer. It goes deeper than that
92. Nice save Ness! and good shot too
95. A swing and a miss! Hint: find the origin of the first movie's title
96. Rainbow robbers.

How about:

If you liked The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit , you'll like Office Space .

Good one. I mean two. OS a.k.a. Take This Job and Stickum It.

Nixon- Deep Throat
High Fidelity- Schindler's List
Die Hard- Johnny Got His Gun
It's A Wonderful Life- Taxi Driver
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker-The Accused
A Streetcar Named Desire- One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Your sense of humor is nearly as sick as mine :-D

If you liked Once Upon a Time in the West, you'll like Annie Get Your Gun.

Keep 'em coming. I know you can.

Off-topic: anyone else think this is a great music video?

Freaks Chicken Run
Bambi The Deer Hunter
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Piano Look Who's Talking
North By North West Airplane!
Alive Delicatessen

Yes, that's right, I've tried to outdo you. And let me be the first to admit I didn't succeed in every case. In most, but not every :-D

Odysseus and ThereThere, you are both invited to join the game by giving your entries Degree of Difficulty rating as I have mine. Of course, you are allowed to try to explain my entries too.

And anyone else who contributes an entry(s) to the list can give it a DoD rating.

Twister Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day 2/10
Driving Miss Daisy Nuts negative 10/10 [Nothing more than a terrible terrible title pun]
Full House: The Complete First Season The 40-Year Old Virgin 3/10
Hannibal Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2/10
Babe: Pig in the City Snatch 7/10 or:
Babe: Pig in the City Canadian Bacon 1/10
Toothless Darkness Falls 4/10
Punch-Drunk Love Walk the Line 3/10
The Last American Virgin Gone in 60 Seconds 2/10
Gone with the Wind Thunderpants 2/10
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre How the West Was Fun 1/10
Star Wars: Return of the JediBabes in Toyland 4/10

Some additions to the above list, as I ran out of time:

The Constant Gardener Attack of the Killer Tomatoes 1/10
The Sum of All Fears Barney's Great Adventure 1/10
Spirited Away Air Force One 2/10
Deep Throat I Know What you Did Last Summer 1/10 {OK, that's just bad...}
Blade 3 Dentist on the Job 1/10
Dumb and Dumber Forest Gump 1/10
Lilo and StitchIndependence Day 1/10

Some of these are really awful...and all rather simple. Ah well, tis the power of posting at 3AM...

Thanks (I think) for this generous set of contributions. You will notice that I have given your Driving Miss Daisy a DoD rating of 3/10. Frankly, it had me puzzled for a little while, so I think it deserves that.

Did you read my "SOME WAYS to make a funny contribution..." before you concocted these?

Lol - I think?

No, I honestly didn't read it. I just wrote everything that popped into my head in a 45 minute daze of insomnia-generated rambling at 3 AM (no sarcasm, that really was how it came out): did I miss the point?

Anyways, glad I could help! :)

I don't mind how you arrive at your contributions, as long as they're funny.

You don't want to have a go at playing the game?

The field's wide open. 2iC is practically yours for the asking.