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Movie Night: Geeks Rule

Recommending the "Freaks and Geeks" DVDs earlier today got me thinking about movies in which the geeks triumph or in which the underdogs have their day. I checked with my girl GeekSugar and she recommended a few of her favorite "geeks rule" movies, so for this week's Movie Night, check out these titles that are Geek recommended, Buzz approved.


Goonies
This is one of the best movies to watch for those heartwarming "geeks rule" moments. Mikey and Brandon Walsh (um, not the Brandon Walsh from "90210," but that's a funny crossover) are determined to save their neighborhood from the big, bad meanies about to build a golf course near their homes. Together with their buddies Chunk, Andy, Mouth, Stef, and Data, the brothers set off to find the hidden fortune as marked on One-Eyed Willie's treasure map. Adventure ensues, along with Chunk's Truffle Shuffle dance and plenty of Sloth bonding.

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Revenge of the Nerds
The ringleader of this "genre" of films, Revenge of the Nerds is the ultimate geek revenge fantasy. It was such a success (having struck a chord in many a moviegoer, perhaps) it spawned a second movie and two more TV sequels. The original movie pits the nerds against the jocks as the endearingly geeky Gilbert and Lewis embark on their first year at college. The two awkward guys grow sick of the Alpha Beta frat boys' taunts, so they team up with Pointdexter and Booger, pool their high-tech sensibilities and take their geeky revenge.

Real Genius
The hottie genius slacker. The child prodigy. The weird guy named Lazlo who lives in the steam tunnels. What unites this motley crew, of course, is geekdom. Val Kilmer, in probably the most brilliant comedic performance of his career, stars as Chris Knight, a scientist working on a laser project with his fellow students. When the nerds realize their professor has sinister intentions, they set out to prevent the laser from getting into the wrong hands, with the help of some unforgettable one-liners and the world's largest bowl of Jiffy Pop.

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otay otay 7 years
haha GOONIES ROCK!!! I love em'!!!
chancleta chancleta 9 years
i heart goonies! i loved real genius! loved the popcorn ending!
shutterbug shutterbug 9 years
I visited Astoria, OR a few months ago and got to see the house where Mikey and Brand lived...I have to admit, I was thrilled. Goonies Never Say Die!
ellenmarie ellenmarie 9 years
I LOVE THE GOONIES!!
lilibooh lilibooh 9 years
<3 Goonies of course
missyosigirl missyosigirl 9 years
looooooooooooove the goonies!!! corey feldman was so funny then! ooooh and real genius! i didn't know val kilmer did comedy then, but when i saw that, and top secret, i wonder now why he didn't make more funny movies.
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 9 years
Goonies are funny.
Fab_Kitty Fab_Kitty 9 years
Yay for the nerdy underdog! A few more geek-lovin' movies that I like are Weird Science, Back to the Future, and Sixteen Candles. "Oh sexy girlfriend!"
CalebRox CalebRox 9 years
Looking at the Goonies right now.
lorioz lorioz 9 years
The goonies is one of the greatest movies of all time! I love it!
swwonder swwonder 9 years
I ♥ The Goonies!
aras8218 aras8218 9 years
The Goonies is the sh*t
rb24 rb24 9 years
I love Goonies I used to have the game for nintendo
miss-britt miss-britt 9 years
The goonies are probably my ALL TIME FAVORITE MOVIE!
Pink_Lipstick Pink_Lipstick 9 years
I love all those movies! I used to watch Goonies with my friends when I was a child at least once a month. Yay for geeks! lol
kristyrk kristyrk 9 years
I LOOOOOOOVE Goonies!!! Another one to consider which ranks high on the Geek Meter is B.R.A.T. Patrol!!!! Anyone else remember that one?!? In my house it was all Goonies/B.R.A.T. Patrol all the time.
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