Episode 52 - Movie with Computer Hackers

Tron (1982) vs. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)

TRON (1982)

Directed by Steven Lisberger

Written by Steven Lisberger & Bonnie MacBird

Starring Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan, Bernard Hughes, Dan Shor, & Peter Jurasik

Rotten Tomatoes: 71%

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (2011)

Directed by David Fincher

Written by Stephen Zaillian

Starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Stellan Skarsgaard, Christopher Plummer, Steven Berkoff, Robin Wright, Yorick van Wageningen, Joely Richardson, & Geraldine James

Rotten Tomatoes: 86% Certified Fresh

Episode 51 - Movie With The Director In It

The Ides of March (2011) vs. Unforgiven (1992)

THE IDES OF MARCH (2011)

Directed by George Clooney

Written by George Clooney, Grant Heslov, & Beau Willimon, based on the play Farragut North by Beau Willimon

Starring Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, George Clooney, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, & Max Mingella

Rotten Tomatoes: 84% Certified Fresh

UNFORGIVEN (1992)

Directed by Clint Eastwood

Written by David Webb Peoples

Starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris, Jaimz Woolvett, Frances Fisher, Saul Rubinek, Anna Levine, David Mucci, Rob Campbell, & Anthony James

Rotten Tomatoes: 96% Certified Fresh

Episode 50 - Didn't Think You'd Like It But You Did

Lost in Translation (2003) vs. The Nice Guys (2016)

LOST IN TRANSLATION (2003)

Directed by Sofia Coppola

Written by Sofia Coppola

Starring Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, & Anna Faris

Rotten Tomatoes: 95% Certified Fresh

THE NICE GUYS (2016)

Directed by Shane Black

Written by Shane Black & Anthony Bagarozzi

Starring Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Margaret Qualley, Matt Bomer, Keith David, Yaya DaCosta, Jack Kilmer, & Kim Basinger

Rotten Tomatoes: 93% Certified Fresh

Episode 49 - Cartoon Maybe Not For Kids?

Heavy Metal (1981) vs. 8 Crazy Nights (2002)

HEAVY METAL (1981)

Directed by Gerald Potterton, John Bruno, John Halas, Julian Harris, Jimmy T. Murakami, Barrie Nelson, Paul Sabella, Jack Stokes, Pino va Lamsweerde, & Harold Whitaker

Written by Daniel Goldberg, Len Blum, Dan O’Bannon, Daniel Goldberg, Richard Corben, Bernie Wrightson, Angus McKie, & Jean Giraud

Starring Don Francks, Caroline Semple, Richard Romanus, Susan Roman, Al Waxman, Harvey Atkin, John Candy, Jackie Burroughs, Eugene Levy, Harold Ramis, & Rodger Bumpass

Rotten Tomatoes: 61%

8 CRAZY NIGHTS (2002)

Directed by Seth Kearsley

Written by Brooks Arthur, Allen Covert, Brad Isaacs, & Adam Sandler

Starring Adam Sandler, Jackie Sandler, Austin Stout, Kevin Nealon, Rob Schneider, Norm Crosby, Jon Lovitz, & James Barbour

Rotten Tomatoes: 12%

Episode 48 - Terrible Movie to Watch on a Date

American Beauty (1999) vs. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

AMERICAN BEAUTY (1999)

Directed by Sam Mendes

Written by Alan Ball

Starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Peter Gallagher, Allison Janney, Chris Cooper, Scott Bakula, & Sam Robards

Rotten Tomatoes: 88% Certified Fresh

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)

Directed by Stanley Kubrick

Written by Stanley Kubrick, based on the novel A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Starring Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Adrienne Corri, Miriam Karlin, Michael Bates, Michael Tarn, James Marcus, & Warren Clarke

Rotten Tomatoes: 89% Certified Fresh

Episode 47 - Fits in Two Genres

¡Three Amigos! (1986) vs. The Fall (2006)

¡THREE AMIGOS! (1986)

Directed by John Landis

Written by Steve Martin, Lorne Michaels, & Randy Newman

Starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, Chevy Chase, Alfonso Arau, Tony Plana, & Patrice Martinez

Rotten Tomatoes: 46%

THE FALL (2006)

Directed by Tarsem Singh

Written by Tarsem Singh, Nico Soultanakis, & Dan Gilroy, based on the screenplay Yo Ho Ho by Valery Petrov

Starring Lee Pace, Catinca Untaru, Justine Waddell, Daniel Caltagirone, Marcus Wesley, Robin Smith, Jeetu Verma, Kim Uylenbroek, Leo Bill, Emil Hostina, Julian Bleach, & Ronald Francis

Rotten Tomatoes: 61%

Episode 46 - Foreign Film

Amélie (2001) vs. The Breadwinner (2017)

AMÉLIE (2001)

Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Written by Guillaume Laurant & Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta, Serge Merlin, Jamel Debbouze, Clotilde Mollet, Claire Maurier, Isabelle Nanty, & Dominique Pinon

Rotten Tomatoes: 89% Certified Fresh

THE BREADWINNER (2017)

Directed by Nora Twomey

Written by Anita Doron & Deborah Ellis, based on the novel The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

Starring Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus, Laara Sadiq, Ali Badshah, Saista Latif, & Kawa Ada

Rotten Tomatoes: 95% Certified Fresh

Episode 45 - Christmas Movie

The Santa Clause (1994) vs. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

The Santa Clause (1994)

Directed by John Pasquin

Written by Leo Benvenuti & Steve Rudnick

Starring Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd, David Krumholtz, Larry Brandenburg, & Peter Boyle

Rotten Tomatoes: 74% Certified Fresh

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch

Written by Samson Raphaelson, based on the play Parfumerie by Nikolaud Laszlo

Starring Margaret Sullivan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut, Sara Hayden, Felix Bressart, William Tracy, and Inez Courtney

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%

Episode 44 - The Main Character is Unlikeable

The Ladykillers (2004) vs. Horns (2013)

The Ladykillers (2004)

Directed by Joel & Ethan Coen

Written by Joel & Ethan Coen

Starring Tom Hanks, Irma P. Hall, Marlon Wayans, J.K. Simmons, Tzi Ma, Ryan Hurst, Diane Delano, George Wallace, & John McConnell

Rotten Tomatoes: 55%

Horns (2013)

Directed by Alexandre Aja

Written by Keith Bunin, based on the novel Horns by Joe Hill

Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Juno Temple, Kelli Garner, Heather Graham, & David Morse

Rotten Tomatoes: 33%

Episode 43 - Movies That Take Place in Boston

The Heat (2013) vs. R.I.P.D. (2013)

THE HEAT (2013)

Directed by Paul Feig

Written by Katie Dippold

Starring Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Michael McDonald, Marlon Wayans, Michael Rappaport, Jane Curtin, & Taran Killam

Rotten Tomatoes: 65%

R.I.P.D. (2013)

Directed by Robert Schwentke

Written by Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi, story by David Dobkin, Phil Hay, and Matt Manfredi, based on the comic book created by Peter M. Lenkov

Starring Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Mary-Louise Park, Kevin Bacon, & Stephanie Szostak

Rotten Tomatoes: 13%

Episode 42 - Film Noir

Mystic River (2003) vs. The Big Sleep (1946)

Mystic River (2003)

Directed by Clint Eastwood

Written by Brian Helgeland, based on the novel Mystic River by Dennis Lehane

Starring Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, Laura Linney, & Emmy Rossum

Rotten Tomatoes: 88% Certified Fresh

The Big Sleep (1946)

Directed by Howard Hawks

Written by Willaim Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, & Jules Furthman, based on the novel The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers, Peggy Knudsen, Regis Toomey, & Charles Waldron

Rotten Tomatoes: 97% Certified Fresh

Episode 41 - Recommended By A Friend and Hated It

Apocalypse Now (1979) vs. Ready Player One (2018)

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Written by Francis Ford Coppola & John Milius, based on the novella Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Starring Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest, Sam Bottoms, Laurence Fishburne, Albert Hall, Harrison Ford, & Dennis Hopper

Rotten Tomatoes: 96% Certified Fresh

Ready Player One (2018)

Directed by Steven Spielberg

Written by Zak Penn & Ernest Cline, based on the novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cookie, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, TJ Miller, Simon Pegg, & Mark Rylance

Rotten Tomatoes: 72% Certified Fresh