Lists by craigburma

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People, ideas and movements shape human social evolution. As I assemble titles on this list, I see how just a few people have had such an incredible impact on who we are today.

Media including documentaries and dramas based on actual historical events show how these events took place and how "we" were changed by them.

These are ORDERED BY HISTORICAL DATE. And yes just for fun I threw in a few that I believe are coming in the future. Thanks for visiting this list. I appreciate your comments.
 
a list of 46 titles
I believe there are a few basic reasons why I am a prepper. One of those is Climate Change.

I believe it is happening, it is primarily man made and that no government(s) will take meaningful steps to make meaningful changes that will slow down the inevitable effects from it.

I also included the impact of a nuclear attack or accident that will inevitably alter our environment.
 
a list of 100 titles
Star-crossed lovers are those whose love is thwarted by outside forces or by their own internal issues.

These are all variations on "Romeo and Juliet:" Sometimes heartbreaking, most times beautiful, and at all times intensely powerful.

In my opinion love that has no chance of EVER succeeding... but sometimes does, is the most powerful love of all. Whether you end up with that person or not you will always remember the experience.

Let me know what you think.
 
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One guy's view of love, heartbreak, loneliness and all the other emotions those bring according to my life experience. Most times were wonderful; some hurt like hell.

But in the end I am so thankful for each romance and relationship. I often say I put the hopeless in hopeless romantic, but I had a great time with wonderful people. I would not change one thing.

The list title "It's the Good Life" is from a Frank Sinatra song of the same name. It was either that or Harry Connick, Jr.'s "But Not For Me." Ordered by release date.

==quotes from a few of these movies ==

"I don't understand. All my life I've been waiting for someone and when I find her, she's... she's a fish." --Splash

"Can I borrow your towel for a sec? My car just hit a water buffalo." --Fletch

"The air was thin. She was average cute. She was the only girl up there. The air was thin!" --Continental Divide

Annie: "What do you believe in, then?"
Crash Davis: "Well, I believe in the soul... the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days."

"And now, here I am. I'm back. In Memphis, talking to you. I have ice in my glass... And I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?" --Castaway

"To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life." -- The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

Sam: Hey, have a good life.
Diane: Have a good life?
Sam: What?
Diane: Well, that's something you say when somethings over. Sam, I'm going away for six months. That's all. So no more of this 'Have a good life' stuff.
Sam: You never know. You could die, I could die, the world could end. One of us could bump our heads and wander the streets the rest of our lives with amnesia. Or maybe, one of us will decide we want something else.
Diane: None of those things will happen. I'll be back here. I will. I'll see you in six months, OK?
Sam: OK
Diane: OK (Diane exits Cheers)
Sam (watching her walk up the stairs): Have a good life....
-- Sam Malone, Cheers

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3YyqoveDgk)
 
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These are the Science Fiction movies and documentaries that I believe point the way for future developments and progress in science. Like 1902's Trip to the Moon, these titles (usually adaptations of great books) show(ed) all of us how this could be in the future. In the end many either predicted or shaped our reality today and thoughts about what may be ahead.

See my other lists here http://www.imdb.com/user/ur27948562/lists
 
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Though not considered one of the 7 Basic Plots in literature, "revenge" is a popular artistic theme. Revenge mirrors the human experience of "don't get mad get even."

Out of hundreds of revenge-based titles, these titles are curated to highlight one person's response to injustice to overcome through superhuman effort and intense focus.

I listed these by my favorites; most to least.
 
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Social Change is never one person, idea or moment in time.

These movies collected together are a tapistry of social change throughout the United States (with one title in Canada).

Often times these fights provided little benefit to those directly involved but provided GREAT benefit to all of us living in the United States today.
 
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There are a few basic reasons why I am a prepper. One reason is Resource Depletion in particular the scarcity of oil, food, water and medicine.

I believe we are over consuming and growing globally far past a sustainable rate: this cannot continue much longer.

I see anecdotal stories and empirical data the I believe shows the days of cheap, government subsidized food is coming to an end.

Additionally I believe the Medical community does not work for the community good health, but rather for the profits of health care and drug companies.

It is important for to see these trends and insulate myself from their effects in my life.
 
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Confrontation is the last method before (and sometimes a prelude to) armed conflict. These are ordered at their time in history not production date.

These titles include mostly peaceful, some armed, confrontation for meaningful change. Some were successful, some failed but ALL are remembered. And remembering is most important in building up the courage for our time.

All show confrontation at particular times in history are necessary and contrast sharply to "business as usual." These are interesting to me.

"It was needed at that moment in history. And I am sure that time will come again. Just as sure as I am of that sun coming up and going down. When people are abused for so long that they only thing they can turn to is confrontational politics - they're going to do that."

- Dennis Banks, A Good Day to Die.
 
a list of 90 titles
See my list of BEST WAR MOVIES of all time here -> http://www.imdb.com/list/iPJvkqucd40/

This includes all titles I have watched about the War(s) on Terrorism, in particular the United States' wars in IRAQ and Afghanistan.

I try to focus more on the soldier's story and less on strategic decisions.

Several titles focus on the VERY difficult decisions combat soldiers make and the impact that has on them returning home. Boredom, terrifying moments, multiple deployments horrifying injuries and of course coping with the loss of good men and women.

In the end watching all of these only gives a 2 dimensional snippet of a experiences we (thankfully) cannot fully understand. The best we can do is help them continue to "come home" from our wars.
 
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On LABOR Day The History channel is running the "Men who built America" spotlighting people like Henry Ford and JP Morgan. Are you kidding me??? on Labor Day???

My only response is here to show the real titles people should be watching if any on this day. The ones that celebrate LABOR not the people who sought (and continue seeking) to exploit them.
 
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Every military history buff has their favorites; these are mine in historical order.

I filter my list of favorites based on
1) American involvement (admittedly my optic)
2) historical accuracy
3) the sacrifice of war
4) brotherhood of soldiers
5) quotable lines

I sorted these in historical order for the setting of the movie, not when they were made. I also included non-historical Battle Los Angeles I think the combat communication in that is realistic.
 
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I am a prepper and survivalist.

If dreams are the mind mapping possible futures and how to handle them (credit Nova's: What are Dreams?) And if movies are how humans "dream" about the future... then it may be important to watch these movies to work out how we might respond to what some believe is the coming Apocalypse.

These titles may help us think about a world that is pivoting away from an ever higher standard of living for some at the expense of the most of the others and towards a return to more convention means of "getting by." Some call this apocalypse; a call it a return to balance.

Includes ...
Eroded standard of living
Lessons on how to get by
Visions of how we might be
Biblical Apocalypse
Influences causing
Political reasons for occurring

Excludes ...
Dystopia
Close Calls (like "Independence Day")
Future on a linear Projection (like "A Clockwork Orange")
Super-human (like X-Men or Hellboy)
Sub-human (like almost anything with "Living Dead" in Title)
Vampires (like Blade)

I recently limited this list to JUST MOVIES. I have separate lists on IMDB for Documentaries and TV Shows.

Thanks for viewing this list. I appreciate comments
 
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These are the Science Fiction movies and documentaries that I believe point the way for future developments and progress in science. Like 1902's Trip to the Moon, these titles (usually adaptations of great books) show(ed) all of us how this could be in the future. In the end many either predicted or shaped our reality today and thoughts about what may be ahead. This specifically OMITS Dystopian futures; they are on a separate list of mine.
 
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What it means to be a part of special forces.
 
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I am a prepper and survivalist.

If dreams are the mind mapping possible futures and how to handle them (credit Nova's: What are Dreams?) And if MULTI-PART SERIES are how humans "think" about the present and possible future... then it may be important to watch these movies to work out how we might respond to what some believe is the coming Apocalypse.

These titles may help us think about a world that is pivoting away from an ever higher standard of living for some at the expense of the most of the others and towards a return to more convention means of "getting by." Some call this apocalypse; a call it a return to balance.

Includes ...
Eroded standard of living
Lessons on how to get by
Visions of how we might be
Biblical Apocalypse
Influences causing
Political reasons for occurring

Excludes ...
Dystopia
Close Calls (like "Independence Day")
Future on a linear Projection (like "A Clockwork Orange")
Super-human (like X-Men or Hellboy)
Sub-human (like almost anything with "Living Dead" in Title)
Vampires (like Blade)

This new list is just for MULTI-PART SERIES. I have other lists for MOVIES and DOCUMENTARIES

Thanks for viewing this list. I appreciate comments
 
a list of 65 titles
I am a prepper and survivalist.

If dreams are the mind mapping possible futures and how to handle them (credit Nova's: What are Dreams?) And if movies are how humans "dream" about the future... then it may be important to watch these movies to work out how we might respond to what some believe is the coming Apocalypse.

These titles may help us think about a world that is pivoting away from an ever higher standard of living for some at the expense of the most of the others and towards a return to more convention means of "getting by." Some call this apocalypse; a call it a return to balance.

Includes ...
Eroded standard of living
Lessons on how to get by
Visions of how we might be
Biblical Apocalypse
Influences causing
Political reasons for occurring

Excludes ...
Dystopia
Close Calls (like "Independence Day")
Future on a linear Projection (like "A Clockwork Orange")
Super-human (like X-Men or Hellboy)
Sub-human (like almost anything with "Living Dead" in Title)
Vampires (like Blade)

This new list is just for DOCUMENTARIES. I have other lists for MOVIES and SERIES/DRAMAS Thanks for viewing this list.

I appreciate comments
 
a list of 114 titles
Thanks for visiting this list. This includes every movie, documentary and series detailing the experiences of United States Marines. The first I can find was made in 1897 and the latest in 2013; quite a range.

I sorted these into following timeperiods:
WWI
WWII
Cold War
Korea
Vietnam
Post Vietnam
Making a Marine
Wars on Terrorism OIF/OEF
After Wars on Terrorism
Future (only Battle Los Angeles)

...then by year created. There are some titles people expect to see here, like Hamburger Hill (101st AB) or Deer Hunter (Infantry Army); no offense but these were not Marine movies.

I appreciate these films for the history and for showing the perseverance it takes for a Marines to survive, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually through deployment and War.

Please make comments, suggest additions or edits. YouTube links are appreciated too.