The (Un)Official Videoport Approved Movie List

The (un)Official ‘Videoport Approved’ Movie List!
Okay, so we’re sitting around at work one day (Editor’s note: of course, what we undoubtedly meant to say was ‘in the brief, harried moments between shelving movies, answering phones, and providing Videoport’s unparalleled customer service we came up with a movie-related training exercise; sorry for the confusion) someone came up with the idea for a new game.  Everybody who was working wrote down the titles of movies he/she likes.  If anybody else either a). doesn’t like that movie or b). hasn’t seen that movie, then it gets crossed off the list.  In that way, we would whittle down our individual lists of favorite movies and come up with a definitive list of, well, we’re not exactly sure what.  I mean, they’re not ‘the best movies in the world’ because there area lot of seemingly undeniable classics that got crossed off the list because someone hasn’t seen them (April!, Dennis2!) or someone, inexplicably, maddeningly, obstinately doesn’t approve of them (Andy!).  No, what emerged was a list of seemingly can’t-fail movies since a). everybody who works here has seen them and b). everybody who works here likes them.  It’s a weird list; make of it what you will:
Donnie Darko (the original, not the director’s cut)
Shaun of the Dead
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Sexy Beast
The Royal Tennenbaums
Robocop
The Terminator
Terminator 2
Evil Dead 2
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
The Devil’s Backbone
Toy Story
John Carpenter’s The Thing
The Shining
The Silence of the Lambs
Ghost World
High Fidelity
The Last Supper
Some Like It Hot
Taxi Driver
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Monty Python’s Life of Brian
Monty Python’s Meaning of Life
Clerks
The Princess Bride
Welcome to the Dollhouse
Office Space
Night of the Living Dead
Dr. Strangelove
Blade Runner
Alien
Aliens
Vertigo
Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan
The Muppet Movie
The Shawshank Redemption
The Usual Suspects
The Fly (remake)
Dazed and Confused
The Thin Man
Jaws
Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon 2
Ghostbusters
Ferris Beuller’s Day Off
Dog Soldiers
An American Werewolf in London
The Exorcist
Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
The Blair Witch Project
Big Trouble in Little China
28 Days Later
Primer
Election
Airplane!
Wayne’s World
X2: X Men United
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Bad Taste
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
Raising Arizona
The Fisher King


That’s it.  Watch ‘em all, and be one of us!*
*not really.

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  1. i approve of this list…i am glad to see the monty python holy trilogy in there. Apparently i need to see Election and Primer, because those are the only 2 i seem to be unaware of. Thank you again Videoport, for enlightening me!

  2. I am Videoport Jones, and I approve your comment.


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