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A Baker's Dozen of Movies!


I've seen this game driven to great success--and hundreds of forum pages--elsewhere on the internet, so why not? emoticon

The object is simple enough: one player comes up with a theme and lists a movie which follows that theme, then subsequent players add more movies which follow that theme to the list. For example, the first player might post this:

"13 movies with dogs in a leading role:
1. 101 Dalmatians"


Then the second player might post:

"13 movies with dogs in a leading role:
1. 101 Dalmatians
2. Beethoven"


Then the next post might resemble:

"13 movies with dogs in a leading role:
1. 101 Dalmatians
2. Beethoven
3. Scooby Doo"


(Hey, no one said that the dogs had to be flesh and blood animal actors, right? emoticon )

And so on.

Once the list reaches 13 movies, whoever adds the 13th movie on the list finishes the list and starts up a new list, which might look something like:

"13 movies with dogs in a leading role:
1. 101 Dalmatians
2. Beethoven
3. Scooby Doo
4. Cujo
5. Man's Best Friend
6. Benji
7. All Dogs Go to Heaven
8. Lady and the Tramp
9. K-9
10. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
11. Old Yeller
12. Cats & Dogs
13. Turner & Hooch

13 movies with a color in the title:
1. Pretty in Pink"


Ad infinitem.

Easy enough, right? And there are only five rules to this game:

1) No one can add two or more movies in a row to any one list. The need for this rule should be obvious enough. No hogging the lists, folks; other people might want a crack at it too.

2) No extremely limited themes. Don't kick off a theme if there's any chance that fewer than thirteen movies in existence actually fit that theme; ditto if the movie theme is so obscure that only a handful of people in the east end of Turkmenistan could complete the list. I don't care how much you like Erica Leerhsen; Erica Leerhsen has yet to add a thirteenth movie to her résumé. So throwing out "13 movies starring Erica Leerhsen" is going to get you slapped with the proverbial wet noodle. emoticon

3) Google is evil. This shouldn't be too much of a problem; a typical theme involves nuances about a movie which only those who have actually seen the movie should be familiar with, but just in case, don't use search engines. You're on your honor here. And you wouldn't want to be an honorless swine, would you? emoticon

4) Don't pad a list with movie sequels. If two or more movies in a series carry a common theme, count only the first and foremost among them. If the theme is "13 movies featuring supernaturally powered serial killers" and somebody lists "Friday the 13th, Part 2," don't add "Friday the 13th, Part 3." Someone will call you on it.

(On that note, be careful with your additions. Note that "Friday the 13th, Part 1" would not apply to the theme above, as the serial killer in that movie was Jason Voorhees' mother...a living, breathing, perfectly ordinary, non-supernatural woman. Her undead son didn't show up until Part 2. So avoid incorrect or inapplicable answers; someone will probably call you on that too.)

However, if a sequel has something that's unique among its series and applicable to the theme, then by all means list it as it is. If the theme was "13 movies in which somebody wears a mask," then listing "Halloween 3: The Season of the Witch" would be okay, as it's the only movie in the Halloween series that's about magical masks killing people instead of Michael Myers killing people.

5) As always, keep it clean and friendly. Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes.


Got it? Groovy. And so we commence. emoticon
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Oh, sure, twist my arm. I'll kick it off. emoticon


13 movies which feature time travel:
1) Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure


(And did you hear that a third Bill and Ted movie is in the works? Keanu's pretty excited about doing it, and Alex is stoked too! Too bad George Carlin won't be able to rejoin the cast, alas.)


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13 movies which feature time travel:
1) Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
2) The Terminator

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13 movies which feature time travel:
1) Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
2) The Terminator
3) Men in Black 3

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Yeah, you can't have a time-travelling movie list without mentioning The Terminator and its sequels. But man, those Terminator movies are so chock full of predestination paradoxes....


13 movies which feature time travel:
1) Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
2) The Terminator
3) Men in Black 3
4) 12 Monkeys


(Speaking of predestination paradoxes, that movie has a real doozie. So there's this kid, and he sees a grown man get shot dead right in front of him at the airport, so he grows up with nightmares and goes bad and goes to prison, and there he gets volunteered to go back in time and help stop a terrorist group from unleashing a supervirus and wiping out five-billion people, but his time-jump destination is too early, so he ends up in a mental institution, and then a whole bunch of other places and time periods trying to dig up this Army of the Twelve Monkeys plot, and finally he ends up at the airport. Guess who the grown man shot dead in front of the kid turns out to be. emoticon )

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13 movies which feature time travel:
1) Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
2) The Terminator
3) Men in Black 3
4) 12 Monkeys
5) Time Bandits

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Another good one. The climax with the Time Bandits bringing in a whole bunch of knights and cowboys and other fighters from various eras in history to fight the Devil is one of my favorite parts in that movie. The ship getting stuck on top of the giant's head was another. emoticon

13 movies which feature time travel:
1) Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
2) The Terminator
3) Men in Black 3
4) 12 Monkeys
5) Time Bandits
6) The Lake House


Sure, the time travel device is a mailbox. And the only things time-travelling are a bunch of letters between the woman who lives at the lake house in the future and the man who lives at the same lake house in the past. But it still counts, right?
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(Accidental double-post. Please delete me, moderators; Runboard doesn't believe in letting me delete my own posts. emoticon )

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13 movies which feature time travel:
1) Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
2) The Terminator
3) Men in Black 3
4) 12 Monkeys
5) Time Bandits
6) The Lake House
7) Time Cop

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13 movies which feature time travel:
1) Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
2) The Terminator
3) Men in Black 3
4) 12 Monkeys
5) Time Bandits
6) The Lake House
7) Time Cop
8) Minutemen

It's on the Disney Channel right now. It stars Jason Dolley in his pre-Good Luck Charlie days. I've never heard of this movie before, so I'm watching it. Serendipity, right? emoticon
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