Ready Player One: Honorable Mentions

A sampling of the many great movies mentioned in Ready Player One. Download the Caavo TV & Movie Guides App to add these selections to your own what-to-watchlist.

1. Ladyhawke (1985) A medieval fable about a knight and his lady under a bishop's curse, and the pickpocket who lends them a hand.

2. Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai (1984) A superhero-rock star scientist must protect his new invention, which is being sought by thieving space invaders.

3. The Breakfast Club (1985) A portrait of teen angst with five high-school students spending a daylong detention together.

4. Blade Runner (1982) A detective pursues four fugitive androids who are plotting to prolong their lifespans in 2019 Los Angeles.

5. Sixteen Candles (1983) A girl suffers through a forgotten 16th birthday, dealing with unrequited love and the unwanted attention of a nerd.

6. Back to the Future (1985) An eccentric scientist builds a time machine, which accidentally transports a high-school student back to the 1950s.

7. Sneakers (1992) The government blackmails the leader of a high-tech security group into finding a decoder, and will drop criminal charges against him if he is successful.

8. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) A joyride around Chicago with three high schoolers who ditch school for a day.

9. Weird Science (1985) Two geeks create a computerized dream girl in this teen fantasy-comedy.

10. Krull (1983) A warrior-prince tries to rescue his bride from hostile space invaders.

11. The Dark Crystal (1982) Jim Henson and Frank Oz blend puppetry with animation in an allegory about a battle between forces of good and evil.

12. Airplane! (1980) Wacky takeoff of airplane-disaster movies, featuring an alcoholic former fighter pilot who must fly a commercial plane after the crew gets food poisoning.

13. Tron (1982) A programmer is transported into a computer mainframe by the malevolent MCP-Master Control Program.

14. Monty Python/the Holy Grail (1975) The zany TV troupe's spoof of the King Arthur legend. 

15. WarGames (1983) John Badham's thriller about a high-schooler whose home computer gains access to the US missile-warning system.

16. The Empire Strikes Back (1980) The Force is with Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance in their continuing star wars with Darth Vader.

17. Return of the Jedi (1983) Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo return as the initial trilogy of George Lucas's "Star Wars" saga concludes.

18. Ind. Jones/Temple of Doom (1984) Prequel to "Raiders of the Lost Ark" in which Indiana Jones, his sidekick and a feisty heroine battle a bloodthirsty cult over a sacred jewel.

19. Ind. Jones/Last Crusade (1989) Sean Connery plays Indy's droll archaeologist father as the two team up in a perilous quest for the Holy Grail.

20. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Indiana Jones is assigned to find the mystically empowered Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis can obtain it for their own evil use.

21. Highlander (1986) Immortals duke it out in thie sword-and-sorcery action epic which cuts between modern-day New York and 16th-century  Scotland.

22. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) Captain Kirk reunites with his old crew after five-years working a desk job and confronts and energy cloud that turns out to be a sentient being during his first new mission as the leader of The Enterprise.

23. Star Wars (1977) George Lucas's Oscar-winning space fantasy about a young man who joins a rebel alliance working to overthrow an evil empire that's taking over the galaxy.

24. Harry Potter/Half-Blood Prince (2009) Harry Potter enters his sixth year at Hogwarts, while Lord Voldemort prepares his followers for a battle intended to kill Harry and eradicate all non-pure-blooded wizards.


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