Dad's List of Top Movies & TV Shows


Movies

Comedy

  • Groundhog Day
  • Arthur - 1981
  • It Happened One Night - 1934
  • My Name is Nobody
  • Support Your Local Sheriff -1969
  • Buster Keaton movies (silent)
  • Skyhigh
  • AFI's List
  • Sci Fi

  • Star Wars - 1977
  • Blade Runner -1982
  • Logan's Run - 1976
  • Silent Running - 1972
  • Planet of the Apes - 1968
  • Alien & Aliens
  • The Adjustment Bureau
  • The Matrix
  • Avatar
  • The Martian - 2015 IMBD's Top Rated Sci-Fi Movies
    Wired Sci-Fi Top 20
    Star Destroyer.net and a Marriage
  • Drama

  • Gone With the Wind -1939
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Dead Poets' Society
  • Good Will Hunting
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • The Bourne Identity
  • Ox-Bow Incident
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • AFI's List
  • History

  • All the President's Men
  • Platoon
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Hotel Rwanda
  • The Killing Fields
  • Triumph of the Will (1935 by Leni Riefenstahl)

    Musicals

  • My Fair Lady
  • Grease
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • Religious

  • The 10 Commandments - 1956
  • Ben Hur - 1959

    Adventure

  • The Poseidon Adventure - 1972
  • AFI's List
  • Documentaries

  • Bowling for Columbine
  • Fahrenheit 9/11
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • Supersize Me
  • Who Killed the Electric Car?
  • Connections (a TV series)
  • Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
  • Inside Job
  • There are very few successful non-fiction movies. Of the ones above, only "All the President's Men" is non-fiction. I can think of only the above 5 famous documentaries

    Television Shows

  • Green Acres
  • Adams Family
  • Johnny Quest
  • The Original Star Trek TV Series
  • Kung Fu
  • WKRP
  • Rockford Files

    My Videotapes


  • Schindler's List
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  • My Fair Lady
  • Wall Street
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Arthur
  • The Matrix (1999)
  • Groundhog Day (1993)
  • Air Force One
  • Superman
  • My Name is Nobody
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales
  • How Green Was My Valley
  • Support Your Local Sheriff
  • Back to the Future
  • Ghost Busters
  • Close Encounters
  • Billy Jack
  • Mary Poppins
  • The Greatest Adventure
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (Disney)
  • Last of the Mohicans
  • Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (early 60's?)
  • Smokey and the Bandit
  • Max Headroom (Series Premiere)
  • The Oxbow Incident
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • Them
  • Aliens
  • Independence Day
  • True Lies
  • Deliverance (1972)
  • Tomorrow Never Dies [James Bond] (1997)
  • PBS Series

  • Connections: #1 The Way We Are, #2 In the Light of the Above, #3: Point of View, #4 Matter of Fact, #5 Infinitely Reasonable, #6: Credit Where It's Due
  • The Day The Universe Changed: #1: Fit to Rule, #2: Making Waves, #3: Worlds Without End
  • Civilization and the Jews: #8, #9
  • The Machine that Changed the World: #1: Giant Brains, #2: Inventing the Future, #3: The Paperback Computer, #4: The Thinking Machine, #5: The World at Your Fingertips
  • The Genius that was China [NOVA] (1990): #1 Rise of the Dragon, #2 Empires in Collision, #3 The Threat from Japan, #4 Will the Dragon Rise Again
  • The Brain: Stess and Emotions, Madness, States of Mind

    Selected PBS Shows

  • National Geographic: Among the Wild Chimpanzees
  • Frontline: Better Off Dead?
  • Frontline: Afghanistan
  • The Constitution: Right to Live, Right to Die
  • NOVA: SPace Women
  • NOVA: Acid Rain
  • NOVA: Climate Crisis
  • Missions to the Moon
  • Apollo 13: To the Edge and Back
  • The Great Comet Crash
  • Futureprobe I: The Houst of the 21st Century

    World War II

  • 1939 World's Fair
  • 45/85 -- ABC Broadcast Sept. 18, 1985
  • Nightline: 45/85
  • Nightline: Fire Unleashed
  • Hiroshima + 40 Years

    Miscellaneous

  • Hoover Dam
  • Valley of Fire
  • Las Vegas
  • Auroras
  • Tzu-Ling
  • The James Bond Story
  • Rockford Files: Jury Duty, [another episode]
  • Star Trek: City on the Edge of Forever
  • Claymation Halloween
  • Simpsons

    Kung Fu

  • Pilot Episode, The Movie (1986) [awful], scalp hunters, the thief of chen do
  • The Third Man, The Hoots, The Elixir, The Gunman, Empty Pages of a Dead Book, The Well, The Assassin,
  • The Chalice, The Brujo, Spirit-Helper, The Passion of Chen-Yi, The Salamander, The Demon God [awful], A Dream within a Dream
  • Arrogant Dragon, The Squaw Man, The Devil's Champion [worst one of all], Besieged: Death on Cold Mountain I, Cannon at the Gates II
  • The Nature of Evil, Battle Hymn, Forbidden Kingdom, THe Soul is the Warrior, Sun and Cloud Shadow, The Praying Mantis Kills,
  • An Eye for an Eye, A Small Beheading, Chains, Superstition, The Stone, The Tide [bad], This Valley of Terror, My Brother - My Executioner,
  • Barbary Coast, The Brothers Caine, Full Circle [Last Episode], A Lamb to the Slaughter, The Tong, The Stone
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