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What's your median movie?

If you were to take all the movies you've ever seen, and divide equally into the top 50% and the bottom 50%, what movie is likely to fall right near the middle?

I wonder if there's a movie we could all agree on as being thoroughly mediocre.
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CHANGE OF HABIT (1969), starring Elvis Presley and Mary Tyler Moore

That one falls right in the middle of MY list.
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The Dark Knight (2008)
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Outbreak (1995)

A thoroughly bland, yet watchable movie. The very definition of mediocre.
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http://popwatch.ew.com/2009/12/29/mo...de-david-wain/

a couple EW contributors...

David Wain’s Middle 10 Neither Best Nor Worst Movies of the Decade (2000-09):
10. The Mexican
9. Insomnia
8. The Terminal
7. Charlie Wilson’s War
6. Music & Lyrics
5. 3:10 to Yuma
3. Tie: Runaway Jury/Baby Mama
2. Blue Crush
1. Changing Lanes

Mandi Bierly's List:
10. Match Point
9. Cast Away
8. Troy
7. America’s Sweethearts
6. What a Girl Wants
5. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
4. Pearl Harbor
3. The Soloist
2. Coyote Ugly
1. Superman Returns

i personally thought CWW, Cast Away and 3:10 were fantastic.

Superman Returns is a good choice for mediocre.

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Re: What's your median movie?

Dracula (1979)

Not entirely sure how I came to that, just seemed like a middle-of-the-road movie for me.
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Bram Stoker's Dracula
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Re: What's your median movie?

Changing Lanes is a pretty good answer.

Charlie Wilson's War feel right in the middle for me as well.
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Another vote for The Dark Knight
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The Mexican leaps to mind. It was just good enough that I remember it with some fondness while at the same time barely remembering it.
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Re: What's your median movie?

Good thread idea, but for me, I can probably eventually come up with a top 200, and a bottom 100, with the other ~3000 all in the middle. But Superman Returns, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Charlie Wilson's War and Outbreak are good choices.
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Changing Lanes is a great answer. I remember liking it but not caring at all.
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Changing Lanes? A median? Impossible.
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Re: What's your median movie?

Originally Posted by Numanoid
Changing Lanes? A median? Impossible.
you're right, if you did that you would Crash

Now there's a mediocre movie
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Despite being a big Tarantino fan, Reservoir Dogs falls right in the middle for me. Citizen Kane, The Terminator, and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl also fall somewhere in the middle.
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Originally Posted by Blu Man
Despite being a big Tarantino fan, Reservoir Dogs falls right in the middle for me. Citizen Kane, The Terminator, and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl also fall somewhere in the middle.
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Lake Placid I might watch it if I flip by it on TV but I could never see owning it and I usually forget about it the second I change channels again.
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Is Changing Lanes the one where Gweneth Paltrow is a brunette in an alternate universe?
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Re: What's your median movie?

Dead set, middle of the pack, 5 out of 10? Of the past decade?

Troy. Once Upon A Time In Mexico. Revenge of the Sith. Or, if you want to get less genre-gimmicky, Thirteen, The Brave One, or Babel.

I could see Crash and Superman Returns there too. Maybe just a hair above.


Although Thirteen did light the "Exactly When Does Nikki Reed Turn 18" fuse...

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Re: What's your median movie?

Originally Posted by Groucho
Is Changing Lanes the one where Gweneth Paltrow is a brunette in an alternate universe?
Nope, that was Sliding Doors.

Changing Lanes is Ben Affleck and Sam Jackson get into a minor car accident and people talk for the rest of the movie.
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Re: What's your median movie?

Thanks!

Sliding Doors = median

Changing Lanes = below median

Trading Places = above median
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Re: What's your median movie?

Originally Posted by Groucho
Thanks!

Sliding Doors = median

Changing Lanes = below median

Trading Places = above median
What about Eating Raoul?
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Originally Posted by Hokeyboy
What about Eating Raoul?
Eating Raoul = above median

Regarding Henry = median

Deconstructing Harry = below median
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Originally Posted by Joe Camel
Not the same movie I saw... They get into a car accident, but then they try to do each other


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