My Desert Island 25

This is easy. Out of all the dvds/box sets/complete series I own (which number over 1000) the 25 I would take with me to a desert island. Well, the concept is easy. Deciding which 25, not so much.
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1.
Akira (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop. (124 mins.)
“ My (and a lot of other people's) gateway drug to anime. My otaku-dom started here. ” - WaredoDyrge
 
2.
The Muppet Movie (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit. (95 mins.)
Director: James Frawley
“ What can I say? This movie always makes me smile. Jim Henson was a wonderful man. He was a rare soul taken way too soon. Even over 20 years later, I still miss him. ” - WaredoDyrge
 
3.
Amélie (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love. (122 mins.)
“ I usually don't like romantic movies, but this one has so much charm I can't help but love it. ” - WaredoDyrge
 
4.
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby. (86 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ Always cheers me up when I'm feeling down. I've been an admirer of Miyazaki from when I first saw this movie in '94. ” - WaredoDyrge
 
5.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After learning that her friends, as well as herself, are the magical Elements of Harmony, studious unicorn Twilight Sparkle is sent by her mentor, Princess Celestia, to Ponyville to study the magic of friendship with help from her friends. (22 mins.)
“ You heard me. I love this show. I blame/credit 4Chan for getting me hooked. That said, it is surprisingly well made. Plus Lauren Faust has been involved with quality shows before (Powerpuff Girls, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends) so if you liked those shows, you'll probably like this. Also, this is a bit of a cheat since I don't own this dvd (seeing as one is not available for purchase yet.) However, this will be remedied when a dvd set is available. ” - WaredoDyrge
 
6.
The Hidden Fortress (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Lured by gold, two greedy peasants escort a man and woman across enemy lines. However, they do not realize that their companions are actually a princess and her general. (139 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ You sci-fi geeks may be more familiar with the George Lucas version: Star Wars. ” - WaredoDyrge
 
7.
The Powerpuff Girls (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Three super-powered little girls constantly save the world (or at least the city of Townsville) from monsters, would-be conquerers and a few other gross things. (30 mins.)
“ Still makes me laugh even today. And anyone who is a fan of the Coen brothers is cool by me. Also, I have the complete series in one box set. Score! ” - WaredoDyrge
 
8.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. (117 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ This movie always makes me chuckle. More so if I'm high. Hopefully there's good weed on this hypothetical desert island. ” - WaredoDyrge
 
9.
Koyaanisqatsi (1982 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them. (86 mins.)
Director: Godfrey Reggio
“ And speaking of movies greatly enhanced by the good plant, this one is absolutely essential. ” - WaredoDyrge
 
10.
Spirited Away (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ The attention to detail in this is amazing. So is the animation, the plot, the characters, everything. ” - WaredoDyrge
 
11.
The Boondocks (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Based on the comic strip, Huey and Riley move away from the city and out to the suburbs with their irascible grandfather. Biting socio-political commentary ensues. (22 mins.)
“ Again, I own the complete series. That is, assuming McGruder doesn't make any more past season three. Which I hear he is not. ” - WaredoDyrge
 
12.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable. (489 mins.)
“ A show that rewards repeat viewings and is funny every time? Hell yes! Might have been cancelled too soon, but at least it will never wear out its welcome (*cough*Simpsons*cough*) Speaking of which... ” - WaredoDyrge
 
13.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield. (22 mins.)
“ Sure, it's been run into the ground (as well as pointing out how it's been run into the ground) but the first eight seasons are still fantastic. ” - WaredoDyrge
 
14.
Saturday Night Live (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show. (90 mins.)
“ I only have the first two seasons, but they are awesome. They had the best hosts and musical guests back in the day. Wish I owned season three though. Apparently that is the season with Elvis Costello's infamous performance, as well as the Talking Heads (one of my favourite bands of all time.) ” - WaredoDyrge
 
15.
Miller's Crossing (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties. (115 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ I love this movie for the dialogue alone, but the whole thing is gold. ” - WaredoDyrge
 
16.
Sunrise (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An allegorical tale about a man fighting the good and evil within him. Both sides are made flesh - one a sophisticated woman he is attracted to and the other his wife. (94 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
“ An example of a silent film that stands the test of time. Being over 80 years old has not diminished this film's impact one bit. ” - WaredoDyrge
 
17.
Pandora's Box (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her. (109 mins.)
“ Another great classic. Louise Brooks makes this film. The plot's good and all, but Brooks really sells it. ” - WaredoDyrge
 
18.
Cowboy Bebop (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners. (24 mins.)
“ The epitome of coolness. Everything that is right with anime is here. Hell, everything that is right with audo-visual media is here. Doesn't get much better than this. ” - WaredoDyrge
 
19.
Azumanga Daioh (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A humorous and highly unpredictable animated series following a group of high school girls and their teachers. (24 mins.)
“ Girly as hell, but who cares? It's charming, weird (in a good way) and funny. ” - WaredoDyrge
 
20.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart. (112 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ Being an old-school video game lover, I'd be remiss not to add this. Plus I have a bit of a crush on Alison Pill. ” - WaredoDyrge
 
21.
Kick-Ass (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so. (117 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
“ What can I say? Hit-Girl is awesome. ” - WaredoDyrge
 
22.
Seven Samurai (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. (207 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ Sure, it's a three hour plus long movie, but every minute is worth it. ” - WaredoDyrge
 
23.
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall. (127 mins.)
“ Gotta have at least one zombie title. So I decided to go with my favourite. ” - WaredoDyrge
 
24.
Network (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit. (121 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ The years have not diminished the power or relevance of this film one bit. ” - WaredoDyrge
 
25.
Spaced (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Friends Tim and Daisy, 20-something North Londoners with uncertain futures, must pretend to be a couple to live in the only apartment they can afford. (25 mins.)
“ A show made by geeks about geeks for geeks? Yes please. ” - WaredoDyrge