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    GURPs <insert movie title>

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    I think of a lot of systems GURPs lends itself well to movie conversions. List five movies you think would make for a good GURPs game.

    Underworld
    Alien/Predator/Space Marines
    Hellboy
    Dune
    Lord of the Rings

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    Dragon Slayer
    13th Warrior
    Firefly
    Event Horizon (for the gothic horror feel)
    Escape from Mars
    Wing Commander
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    Ohhh Even Horizon, nice one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azatoth View Post
    Ohhh Even Horizon, nice one!
    I realize it wasnt that great, but there was a magic to it that will forever guarantee it on a list of sci-fi horror cult classics.

    Nice thread, btw, Azatoth. Thanx for initiating it. Glad to have you on the boards.
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    Riddick Chronicles. (you know you want to.)

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    Thanks Thoth, I wasn't being sarcastic though. That movie I think would have great potential for a Space/Horror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azatoth View Post
    Thanks Thoth, I wasn't being sarcastic though. That movie I think would have great potential for a Space/Horror.
    No worries, Azatoth, i didnt take it as sarcastic. I completely agree with you on Event Horizon. The movie has a magic that will forever define it as a cult classic sci-fi goth horror.
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    Seven Samurai
    Ghost in a Shell
    Any James Bond Movie (although I really like the newest one)
    Pulp Fiction
    The New Batman

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmac View Post
    Seven Samurai
    Ghost in a Shell
    Any James Bond Movie (although I really like the newest one)
    Pulp Fiction
    The New Batman
    Seven Samurai... excellent choice, cmac. I loved that movie, and definitely, arguably, one of the greatest movies of all time.

    Supernatural, the series. Excellent.
    Buck Rogers: Princess Ardala and Col. Wilma Deering. Mmm, simply delicious.
    Night of the Living Dead... or any living dead movie, easily.
    BattleStar Galactica
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thoth-Amon View Post
    Seven Samurai... excellent choice, cmac. I loved that movie, and definitely, arguably, one of the greatest movies of all time.

    Why thank you. Own a copy..just wish I could understand Japanese. Would be nice to watch it with out subtitles.

    I notice lots of sci-fi themes in the movie choices.

    How about these:
    Gettysburg
    Kill Bill
    Outlaw Jose Whales
    Man on Fire
    HBO series: not really movies
    Rome
    Deadwood
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    Blade Runner
    The One (Isn't that kinda the default setting for GURPS 4e anyway?)
    Planet of the Apes (Heston, not Marky Mark)
    Wizards
    Rock & Rule

    Reaching into books opens up a plethora of ideas, I'm going to list a few of those too:

    Niven's Known Space/Ringworld.
    Garret & Heydron's Gandalara Cycle
    Simmons' Hyperion Cantos
    May's Galactic Milieu/Saga of Pliocene Exile
    Vinge's universe from A Fire Upon the Deep and A Deepness in the Sky
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    not movies, but

    Lost
    Heroes
    reaper

    movies
    Van Helsing
    300
    Resident evil movies
    Monty Python and the holy grail
    Sneakers
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    Wouldn't it be easier to list movies for which GURPS wouldn't be suitable? For example:

    GURPS My Dinner With Andre: two guys talking over dinner, for the whole movie.

    GURPS Millenium Actress: elderly actress reminisces, and confuses her actual life with the movies she's been in.

    GURPS Robot Monster: just too stupid.
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    Wouldnt be suitable:

    GURPS The Holiday: 4 people, xmas, love.
    GURPS It's a Wonderful Life: Classic, but not worthy of an rpg
    GURPS Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Almost anything John Candy can be funny

    Okay, back to the thread:
    Would be suitable:

    Forbidden Planet: Classic Science Fiction. They need to remake this one.
    Robinson Crusoe on Mars: Oldie but goodie.
    Firefly: Classic
    Equilibrium: Awesomeness
    Wing Commander: Cult classic awesomeness
    Alien: All
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    Quote Originally Posted by fmitchell View Post
    Wouldn't it be easier to list movies for which GURPS wouldn't be suitable?
    I think the unwritten subtext isn't just that GURPS would be well suited to running worlds based on popular franchises, but that we'd be particularly interest in playing them.
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