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.

TitlePosterYear
2010 (1984)20101984
The Breakfast Club (1985)The Breakfast Club1985
WarGames (1983)WarGames1983
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi1983
The Terminator (1984)The Terminator1984
The Last Starfighter (1984)The Last Starfighter1984
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension1984
Sixteen Candles (1984)Sixteen Candles1984
Revenge of the Nerds (1984)Revenge of the Nerds1984
Red Dawn (1984)Red Dawn1984
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom1984
Ghostbusters (1984)Ghostbusters1984
Back to the Future (1985)1985
The Goonies (1985)The Goonies1985
Risky Business (1983)Risky Business1983
Real Genius (1985)Real Genius1985
National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)National Lampoon's European Vacation1985
Legend (1985)Legend1985
Ladyhawke (1985)Ladyhawke1985
Explorers (1985)Explorers1985
Godzilla (1954)Godzilla1954
The Beastmaster (1982)The Beastmaster1982
The Dark Crystal (1982)The Dark Crystal1982
TRON (1982)TRON1982
Krull (1983)Krull1983
The Wizard of Oz (1939)The Wizard of Oz1939
The Pink Panther (1963)The Pink Panther1963
Daikaijû Gamera (1965)Daikaijû Gamera1965
Fantastic Voyage (1966)Fantastic Voyage1966
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory1971
THX 1138 (1971)THX 11381971
A Clockwork Orange (1971)A Clockwork Orange1971
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)The Rocky Horror Picture Show1975
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)Monty Python and the Holy Grail1975
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope1977
Saturday Night Fever (1977)Saturday Night Fever1977
Superman (1978)Superman1978
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)Star Trek: The Motion Picture1979
Mad Max (1979)Mad Max1979
Phantasm (1979)Phantasm1979
Airplane! (1980)Airplane!1980
Hawk the Slayer (1980)Hawk the Slayer1980
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back1980
The Road Warrior (1981)The Road Warrior1981
Excalibur (1981)Excalibur1981
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)Raiders of the Lost Ark1981
The Evil Dead (1981)The Evil Dead1981
Heavy Metal (1981)Heavy Metal1981
Blade Runner (1982)Blade Runner1982
Conan the Barbarian (1982)Conan the Barbarian1982
Footloose (1984)Footloose1984
Vision Quest (1985)Vision Quest1985
The Last Dragon (1985)The Last Dragon1985
Weird Science (1985)Weird Science1985
Brazil (1985)Brazil1985
Better Off Dead... (1985)Better Off Dead...1985
Highlander (1986)Highlander1986
The Fly (1986)The Fly1986
Short Circuit (1986)Short Circuit1986
Pretty in Pink (1986)Pretty in Pink1986
Howard the Duck (1986)Howard the Duck1986
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)Ferris Bueller's Day Off1986
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)Big Trouble in Little China1986
Evil Dead II (1987)Evil Dead II1987
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)Some Kind of Wonderful1987
Rain Man (1988)Rain Man1988
Heathers (1988)Heathers1988
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade1989
Say Anything... (1989)Say Anything...1989
The Killer (1989)The Killer1989
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)Terminator 2: Judgment Day1991
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)The Silence of the Lambs1991
Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)Highlander II: The Quickening1991
The Addams Family (1991)The Addams Family1991
Hard Boiled (1992)Hard Boiled1992
Sneakers (1992)Sneakers1992
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace1999
The Iron Giant (1999)The Iron Giant1999
The Matrix (1999)The Matrix1999
Fight Club (1999)Fight Club1999
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring2001
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones2002
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers2002
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003
Serenity (2005)Serenity2005
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith2005
Speed Racer (2008)Speed Racer2008
Ready Player One (2018)Ready Player One2018

Ready Player One (2018) Movies

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