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I'll get the ball rolling:

Dead Man's Shoe (2004)

Sounds like a tearjerking tale of a recently-bereaved man returning the shoe of a road accident victim he found in a bush to the victim's late wife, through which they spark a deep friendship that goes beyond mere love. PG-13 5/10 Oscar-bait shite.

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[–] Bluetreefrog -5 points 7 months ago

Not an open-ended thought provoking question. Locking. OP, DM me if you think you can turn this post into an open-ended though provoking question.

[–] Duit 145 points 8 months ago (1 children)

A crow on the orient express.

[–] [email protected] 38 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago) (1 children)

This is the best of the whole thread. 🏆

Edit: playing with this theme,

A Lion and Prejudice

[–] [email protected] 18 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago) (4 children)

edit: I had fun and got carried away, but here are a few of mine (+ descriptions and posters)


The Otter of the Medusa

First movie in the 'Medusa' trilogy. About an ancient order of sea otters called 'Medusa', that have saved the world from behind the scenes countless times over the centuries. Improved human technologies and destruction of habitats are causing cracks to form in the organization, and some are starting to question whether humans should be kept around at all. Based on a famous painting with the same name.

Posters for the rest of the trilogy:

Medusa's Legacy: The second film in the trilogy covers the aftermath of first film and gives you a look at how deep the organization really goes.

The Medusa Chronicles: The story of how a group of young otters continues the legacy of "Medusa". Themes of hope and whether a flawed institution can actually be improved. YA Fiction series also in the works.


Real Movie: The Raft of the Medusa (1994 - Period Film)

Le Radeau de la Méduse (English: The Raft of the Medusa) is a French film by Iranian film director Iradj Azimi. It is based on the 1816 wreck of the French frigate Méduse, and the 1819 painting Le Radeau de la Méduse by Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault which depicts the event



Escape Whale

A whale escapes an enclosure, leading to a heartfelt tale about the whale and the conservation researcher that pursues her. Themes of isolation and 'finding one's purpose'.

Poster:


Real Movie: Escape Pod (2023 - Sci Fi)

After an explosion on their deep-space vessel, a young astronaut wakes up on an escape pod with no memory of how he got there. With limited knowledge, he must listen to the stories of those on board to piece together what really happened.



Randy and the Kangaroo

A comedy about a middle-aged man and a kangaroo, after it bounces into his apartment and almost ruins his life further.

Poster:


Real Movie: Randy and the Mob (2007 - Action Comedy)

A good ol' boy (McKinnon) gets into trouble with some mobsters, and then must seek assistance from his estranged, identical twin gay brother.



The George Otter Story

Children's movie based on the hit book series. Loosely inspired by Curious George, this Pixar movie tells the story of friendship and finding a place where you belong.


Real Film: The George Raft Story (1961 - Noir Crime Fiction)

Dancer George Raft (Ray Danton) finds himself involved with the criminal underworld. After a conflict with gangster boss Frank Donatella (Joe de Santis), he is exiled to Hollywoood, where he wins a role in the film "Scarface"



[–] [email protected] 5 points 7 months ago

Oh. My. Gods.

I love your posters and would totally stream these films!

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[–] moistclump 63 points 8 months ago (1 children)

Insides Out. A Pixar horror film.

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[–] [email protected] 53 points 8 months ago

Jaw.

A very impressive but ultimately harmless piece of shark jawbone washes up on the beach of beautiful Amity Island, where it is later taken to the city hall to be displayed under glass. The summer tourist season continues on with little to no issue.

[–] piskertariot 52 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago) (2 children)

James Bond: Singlepussy.

James settles down and gets monogamous.

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[–] moistclump 45 points 8 months ago (4 children)

Lord of the Fly. One man’s battle with forgetting to do up his pant zipper.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 8 months ago

Or it is a strange sequel to The Fly...

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[–] dual_sport_dork 40 points 8 months ago (2 children)

Gremlin (1984)

A 160 minute slog of an arthouse film presented in black and white with almost no dialogue, chronicling not much happening over the period of several days to the owner of a chronically cantankerous compact car, which he can't get to start and thus can't go anywhere. Unrated; for some inexplicable reason, also subtitled entirely in French.

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[–] NeoNachtwaechter 35 points 7 months ago

Snow White and the Dwarf

[–] [email protected] 29 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago) (1 children)

Alien

The exact same movie again, with no change whatsoever. 10/10

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[–] Alexstarfire 26 points 8 months ago (3 children)

The Incredible - Instead of his whole family being super, it's just him. He's hidden his identity his whole life and is killed by Syndrome trying to reclaim his glory days because there's no one to come help him.

Dead Poet Society - Just the sad story about the one guy who kills himself

One Samurai - Weeb who thinks he's a Samurai tries to defend the innocent. Gets killed on his first attempt.

The Magnificent One (so many thing this could turn the movie into but I choose to believe it'll end up about some religious figure)

Ghostbuster - Just Bill Murray being a quack scientist the whole time, or maybe Egon having a fruitless search for ghosts

One (previously Seven) - A documentary about some billionaire who thinks they're special and the only one who can save the world.

Star War - Stops after the first movie. Wait, this may make it better.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle - It's just the scientist on his quest to make the first turtle

The Musketeer - Given this movie exists and I doubt many people who watched it could even tell you what it was about, speaks for itself

Transformer - Documentary about the making of the first electrical transformer.

Tremor - becomes a movie about an earthquake that happens in Perfection. Destroys the few buildings in town and they are forced to rebuild or move.

X-man - Story of the last person in the X-men group, basically a rehash of Logan.

The Warrior - Yet another story about some special person in the distant past who's a great fighter or saves his village from some bandits.

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[–] [email protected] 25 points 7 months ago (1 children)

Snake on a plane.

It's just one snake and Samuel L. Jackson stomps it to death in 2 min. The end.

[–] [email protected] 10 points 7 months ago (1 children)

"I have had it with this motherfucking snake on this motherfucking plane"

[–] thegreatgarbo 5 points 7 months ago (1 children)

Don't you mean Monday to Friday snake?

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[–] [email protected] 20 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago) (3 children)

Lotr: the two tower.

Something about a tower shaped like a two?

[–] [email protected] 5 points 7 months ago

LOTR: the one tower

All the stuff about Isengard is cut. The movie is ruined.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 7 months ago

Lord of the Ring

There is just one ring. The main story is basically the same.

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[–] [email protected] 19 points 8 months ago

1 fast 1 furious

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[–] [email protected] 9 points 8 months ago (1 children)

They actually made this movie, but called it Falling Down.

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[–] ashok36 15 points 7 months ago

A League of Her Own.

Just 90 minutes of Geena Davis playing baseball by herself. Tom Hanks bullies her the whole time.

[–] [email protected] 13 points 8 months ago (1 children)
  • A Fistful of Dollar
  • One Amigo
  • One Idiot
  • Gone in One Second
  • 1 Going on 1 (13 Going on 30)
  • 1 First Date
  • 1 League Under The Sea
  • 1: A Space Odyssey
  • 1 Maniac
  • The Bird
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[–] OrteilGenou 12 points 7 months ago

Christmas with the Krank

A yuletide tale of joy and meth

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[–] GraniteM 11 points 7 months ago

A League of Her Own

Geena Davis stars as a Dottie, a WWII housewife who thinks about playing baseball while her husband is away at war, but then decides not to and instead spends two hours tidying up the house and getting started on a casserole. The movie ends before the casserole comes out of the oven.

[–] [email protected] 11 points 8 months ago (2 children)

Scrub: a reality show about doing the dishes

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[–] ramsgrl909 9 points 7 months ago

The Bird. Movie about one bird being a bird doing bird things.

[–] MooseBoys 9 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Alien (1986), not to be confused with the first installment of the series, Alien (1979) or its subsequent third, Alien 1 (1992).

1, the story of King Leonidas’s foolish attempt to take on the entire Persian army by himself (Runtime: 3 minutes).

One Shade of Grey, the story of one man’s quest to change the industry standard Pantone color palette.

[–] [email protected] 9 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago) (2 children)

Beaststar: A rubber-hose styled cartoon series about a man's journey to create music and stage-plays for animals.

A Single Thing, In A Single Place, At A Single Moment In Time (Everything, Everywhere, All At Once): an avant-garde art-house flick featuring a single image of a random object that's displayed in complete silence for 2h19m. Each screening is unique, showing a different object every time.

One Night At Freddy's: a gaysploitation film about a one-night stand between Freddy and an unnamed male lover.

A Dungeon and Dragon: An Honorable Thief: a gaysploitation film about a dragon's relationship with a would-be Robin Hood who attempts to steal the dragon's horde before falling head-over-heels for the giant reptile. The movie ends with the thief convincing the dragon to be content with the love between them before distributing the dragon's massive wealth among the nearby townsfolk.

The Super Mario Movie: An Italian-American from the Brooklyn, New York discovers his extra-terrestrial heritage.

It's Life (IT Lives): a movie about coming to terms with hardship. The movie is presented entirely without character dialogue with running narration read from a detached perspective. The movie follows a professional clown who has become depressed by his job prospects in a world where clowns are rapidly losing popularity.

Jaw: a movie about a man with a prosthetic jaw. Will his prosthetic-induced speech impediment keep him from love?

Star War: an animated movie about an anthropomorphic star that goes off to war and returns with severe PTSD. Can the star's close relatives survive when the star begins to lash out with solar flares as a result of their trauma?

This is a Spinal Tap: an educational documentary about spinal taps used to help train surgeons about when to use a spinal tap and how to administer one.

Reservoir Dog: a documentary about a stray dog who lives in a reservoir. There is nothing special about the dog. The only dialogue comes in the form of candid interactions between the stray dog and various humans who come into contact with it. The final scene shows the dog being brought to a shelter by animal control where it is vaccinated and nursed back to full health, before eventually being put down as no one wanted to adopt it.

No Country For An Old Man: a documentary about a man who, due to being born homeless during a time of strife and rebellion, grows up to discover that he lacks any form of citizenship or birth records. The movie follows him as he finds himself caught in bureaucracy, bouncing from country to country as each one deports him in spite of his appeals for citizenship on the grounds of statelessness. The movie concludes with him dying homeless and alone, without any possessions or friends. He is buried in a pauper's field, his body unclaimed and unnamed.


This was fun, but jesus christ this got dark. I know This Is (A) Spinal Tap and It's Life/IT Lives is a stretch regarding the titles, but they seemed fun to do.


Some opposites:

The Godfathers: a bunch of men fight with each other over who should be the Godfather to their best friend's children. There can be only one.

Jurassic Parks: oh no there are more of them.

The Terminators: OH NO THERE ARE MORE OF THEM.

Shawns of the Dead: during the zombie apocalypse, a group of men discover that only people named Shawn are immune to the z-virus. The twist comes when one of the Shawns comes out as trans and is immediately overwhelmed by the virus after announcing her new preferred name to the group of surviving Shawns.

Uppies! (Up): A cult animated movie created by a small team of furries about cute animal-people asking/begging humans for uppies.

Yep! (Nope): A live-action movie about a horse ranch and a helpful eldritch alien with a can-do attitude.


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[–] [email protected] 9 points 8 months ago (4 children)

Children of Man.

The first element. (fifth element)

Avenger.

The Samurai. (seven Samurai)

Ocean. (Oceans 11)

The mighty Duck.

The Untouchable.

The Spartan. (The 300 Spartans)

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[–] [email protected] 7 points 8 months ago (1 children)

The First Seal. (Seventh Seal)

The Hateful Person (hateful 8)

one way to die in the west.

The Goonie.

The Searcher

A Day at the Race.

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[–] HeyThisIsntTheYMCA 6 points 7 months ago

the mighty duck

Howard?

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[–] postmateDumbass 9 points 7 months ago

Plane, train, and automobile.

A story about a guy who makes his train to the airport, gets on his flight home just fine, and gets picked up by his family when he gets there.

[–] HeyThisIsntTheYMCA 8 points 7 months ago (1 children)

Hans Molemen presents: Man Getting Hit by Footballs

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[–] [email protected] 8 points 7 months ago

The One Musketeer

Our hero, D'Artagnan, faces numerous adversaries and learns the meaning of honor while searching for the last candy bar on earth.

[–] moistclump 7 points 8 months ago

War of the World. It’s a sad and long documentary about how and why we wage war with one another.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 8 months ago

1 hour

The slightly thrilling tale told in real time of a man who got stuck rock climbing, only to be absolutely fine 60 minutes later

[–] [email protected] 6 points 8 months ago
[–] [email protected] 6 points 8 months ago

One man and a baby.

The tale of a carjacking gone wrong.

[–] BradleyUffner 6 points 7 months ago

One Dollar Baby

[–] justlookingfordragon 5 points 8 months ago

One Arabian Night. Sheherazade fails to tell more than a single story.

[–] Rhoeri 5 points 7 months ago

Of Mouse and Man.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 7 months ago

It Lives - Roddy Piper discovers some special glasses that reveal one evil alien hiding among the populace. He has a 20-minute fight with Keith David over who gets to kill the alien. They kill it and then the movie ends.

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