Ready Player One (2018) Movies

Ready Player One (2018)

Ready Player One (2018)

Every Movie Referenced in Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

I just finished reading, well really listing to “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline and I must say I found it very enjoyable. While I didn’t quite grow up in 1980’s I did go to college then and I spent a lot of time watching TV and movies. I wanted to see how many of these movies I had reviewed and sadly not many. I will have to correct that.

I downloaded a list of movies mentioned in “Ready Player One” and have it in a table below with links to iMDB or my site as appropriate. Take a look at the list and remember a fun time. Also, read the book while we wait for the movie to come out in 2018.

Amazon describes the book as follows:

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut – part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of 10,000 planets.

And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune – and remarkable power – to whoever can unlock them.

For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday’s riddles are based in the pop culture he loved – that of the late 20th century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday’s icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes’s oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig.

And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle.

Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt – among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life – and love – in the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.

The Wizard of Oz (1939)The Wizard of Ozadventure, family, fantasy, musical
Godzilla (1954)Godzilladrama, horror, sci_fi, thriller
The Pink Panther (1963)The Pink Panthercomedy, crime, romance
Daikaijû Gamera (1965)Daikaijû Gamerahorror, sci_fi
Fantastic Voyage (1966)Fantastic Voyageadventure, family, sci_fi
A Clockwork Orange (1971)A Clockwork Orangecrime, drama, sci_fi
THX 1138 (1971)THX 1138drama, sci_fi, thriller
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factoryfamily, fantasy, musical
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)Monty Python and the Holy Grailadventure, comedy, fantasy
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)The Rocky Horror Picture Showcomedy, musical
Saturday Night Fever (1977)Saturday Night Feverdrama, music
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hopeaction, adventure, fantasy, sci_fi
Superman (1978)Supermanaction, adventure, drama, sci_fi
Mad Max (1979)Mad Maxaction, adventure, sci_fi, thriller
Phantasm (1979)Phantasmhorror, sci_fi
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)Star Trek: The Motion Pictureadventure, mystery, sci_fi
Airplane! (1980)Airplane!comedy
Hawk the Slayer (1980)Hawk the Slayeradventure, fantasy
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Backaction, adventure, fantasy, sci_fi
Excalibur (1981)Excaliburadventure, drama, fantasy, romance
Heavy Metal (1981)Heavy Metalanimation, adventure, fantasy, sci_fi
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)Raiders of the Lost Arkaction, adventure
The Evil Dead (1981)The Evil Deadhorror
The Road Warrior (1981)The Road Warrioraction, adventure, sci_fi, thriller
Blade Runner (1982)Blade Runnersci_fi, thriller
Conan the Barbarian (1982)Conan the Barbarianadventure, fantasy
The Beastmaster (1982)The Beastmasteraction, adventure, fantasy
The Dark Crystal (1982)The Dark Crystaladventure, family, fantasy
TRON (1982)TRONaction, adventure, sci_fi
Krull (1983)Krullaction, adventure, fantasy
Risky Business (1983)Risky Businesscomedy, crime, drama, romance
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jediaction, adventure, fantasy, sci_fi
WarGames (1983)WarGamessci_fi, thriller
2010 (1984)2010adventure, mystery, sci_fi, thriller
Footloose (1984)Footloosedrama, music, romance
Ghostbusters (1984)Ghostbustersaction, adventure, comedy, fantasy
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doomaction, adventure
Red Dawn (1984)Red Dawnaction, drama
Revenge of the Nerds (1984)Revenge of the Nerdscomedy
Sixteen Candles (1984)Sixteen Candlescomedy, romance
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimensionadventure, comedy, romance, sci_fi
The Last Starfighter (1984)The Last Starfighteraction, adventure, sci_fi
The Terminator (1984)The Terminatoraction, sci_fi
Back to the Future (1985)Back to the Future (1985), the first of three films, is a very well done time travel movie. Featuring Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, and Christopher Llyod.
Better Off Dead... (1985)Better Off Dead...comedy, romance
Brazil (1985)Brazildrama, sci_fi
Explorers (1985)Explorersadventure, comedy, family, romance, sci_fi
Ladyhawke (1985)Ladyhawkeadventure, comedy, drama, fantasy
Legend (1985)Legendadventure, fantasy, romance
National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)National Lampoon's European Vacationadventure, comedy
Real Genius (1985)Real Geniuscomedy, romance, sci_fi
The Breakfast Club (1985)The Breakfast Clubcomedy, drama
The Goonies (1985)The Gooniesadventure, comedy, family
The Last Dragon (1985)The Last Dragonaction, comedy, drama, music
Vision Quest (1985)Vision Questdrama, romance, sport
Weird Science (1985)Weird Sciencecomedy, romance, sci_fi
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)Big Trouble in Little Chinaaction, adventure, comedy, fantasy
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)Ferris Bueller's Day Offcomedy
Highlander (1986)Highlanderaction, adventure, fantasy
Howard the Duck (1986)Howard the Duckaction, adventure, comedy, romance, sci_fi
Pretty in Pink (1986)Pretty in Pinkcomedy, drama, romance
Short Circuit (1986)Short Circuitcomedy, family, sci_fi
The Fly (1986)The Flydrama, horror, sci_fi
Evil Dead II (1987)Evil Dead IIcomedy, horror
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)Some Kind of Wonderfuldrama, romance
Heathers (1988)Heatherscomedy
Rain Man (1988)Rain Mandrama
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)Indiana Jones and the Last Crusadeaction, adventure, fantasy
Say Anything... (1989)Say Anything...comedy, drama, romance
The Killer (1989)The Killeraction, crime, drama, thriller
Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)Highlander II: The Quickeningaction, adventure, fantasy, sci_fi, thriller
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)Terminator 2: Judgment Dayaction, sci_fi, thriller
The Addams Family (1991)The Addams Familycomedy, fantasy
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)The Silence of the Lambscrime, drama, thriller
Hard Boiled (1992)Hard Boiledaction, crime, drama, thriller
Sneakers (1992)Sneakerscomedy, crime, drama, mystery, thriller
Fight Club (1999)Fight Clubdrama
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menaceaction, adventure, fantasy, sci_fi
The Iron Giant (1999)The Iron Giantanimation, action, adventure, comedy, drama, family, sci_fi
The Matrix (1999)The Matrixaction, sci_fi
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ringadventure, drama, fantasy
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clonesaction, adventure, fantasy, sci_fi
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towersaction, adventure, drama, fantasy
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the Kingadventure, drama, fantasy
Serenity (2005)Serenityaction, adventure, sci_fi, thriller
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sithaction, adventure, fantasy, sci_fi
Speed Racer (2008)Speed Raceraction, family, sci_fi, sport
Ready Player One (2018)Ready Player Oneaction, adventure, sci_fi, thriller
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Ready Player One (2018) Movies

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