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Chronological list of Roguey-approved movies for potential new friends lacking access to the Codex Library:
1931 Little Caesar
1932 Freaks
1933 Duck Soup
1935 The 39 Steps
1935 A Night at the Opera

1941 Citizen Kane
1944 Double Indemnity
1947 Kiss of Death
1947 Dark Passage
1949 Thieves' Highway

1950 Night and the City
1956 The Bad Seed
1958 The Hidden Fortress
1959 Anatomy of a Murder

1961 Yojimbo
1962 Sanjuro
1962 Lolita
1964 Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
1965 Repulsion
1966 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
1967 Bonnie and Clyde
1968 Night of the Living Dead

1971 A Clockwork Orange
1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
1971 A Bay of Blood
1972 Deliverance
1973 Serpico
1974 The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail
1975 Dog Day Afternoon
1978 Watership Down
1979 Dawn of the Dead

1981 An American Werewolf in London
1982 Creepshow
1982 Blade Runner
1982 The Thing
1982 The Plague Dogs
1982 First Blood
1982 Tenebre
1983 Videodrome
1983 Scarface
1984 Blood Simple.
1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street
1985 Ran
1985 Pee-wee's Big Adventure
1985 After Hours
1986 The Fly
1986 Eat and Run
1987 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
1987 Angel Heart
1987 Robocop
1987 Hellraiser
1987 The Princess Bride
1988 Beetlejuice
1988 Brain Damage
1988 Return of the Killer Tomatoes
1988 Killer Klowns from Outer Space
1988 Hellbound: Hellraiser II
1988 The Lair of the White Worm
1989 The Killer
1989 Little Sweetheart
1989 The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch
1990 GoodFellas
1990 Edward Scissorhands
1991 Delicatessen
1991 Naked Lunch
1992 Unforgiven
1992 The Crying Game
1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas
1994 Ed Wood
1995 Babe
1995 Strange Days
1995 Twelve Monkeys
1996 Fargo
1998 Dark City
1998 The Truman Show
1999 Boys Don't Cry
1999 A Funny Story about 6 and 9

2000 American Psycho
2000 Memento
2001 Dancing at the Blue Iguana
2002 May
2003 Memories of Murder
2003 Kill Bill Vol 1
2003 Oldboy
2003 Big Fish
2004 Kill Bill Vol 2
2005 Sin City
2006 A Scanner Darkly
2006 The Host
2007 Grindhouse: Death Proof
2007 No Country for Old Men
2007 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
2008 The Chaser
2008 Love Exposure
2009 Thirst
2009 Suck

2010 Cold Fish
2010 Tangled
2012 Dredd
2016 The Handmaiden
2017 Small Town Crime
2017 68 Kill
2019 Burn

1959 The Twilight Zone (the hour-long season is lousy though)

1966 Star Trek (minus the third season)
1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus

1974 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (monster-of-the-week precursor to the X-Files; the previous television movies are good too though I prefer the second)
1974 The Rockford Files (fun miserable 70s private investigating with a great theme song; never bothered to watch the revival tv movies so no comment about those)
1975 Fawlty Towers

1983 The Hitchhiker (softcore sex and violence/horror anthology series; called Deadly Nightmares in the UK for some reason. Moved from HBO to USA for the last two seasons which meant no more nudity and blood, but the stories were still entertaining)
1983 Tales from the Darkside

1986 Pee-wee's Playhouse (great first season, all right middle, but a not-so-good last season that had clearly run out budget and ideas)
1986 The Real Ghostbusters (the first ABC season and the syndicated episodes only before they mucked it up with terrible changes)
1986 Sledge Hammer (parody of all those doesn't-play-the-rules lone-wolf cop heroes)
1987 Mathnet (Kate Monday>Pat Tuesday)
1987 Max Headroom (the lead character is a sexually-harassing insufferably smug activist-posing-as-a-journalist, but Max and this world are great)
1988 Freddy's Nightmares (proto-Tales from the Cyrpt with Freddy instead of the Cryptkeeper; the first season isn't bad, but it improved quite a bit in the second)
1988 Monsters (successor to Tales from the Darkside, their experience and narrower focus making it more consistent)
1988 Mystery Science Theater 3000
1988 Superboy (has a really rough low-budget start, but it improves a bit after the first few episodes then continues to improve with each successive season even though they replaced the lead with a better-looking-but-inferior actor after the first, and the last has far too many budget-saving clip shows, even going as far to air two in a row. The executive producer was a stereotypical miserly Jew)
1988 War of the Worlds (first season only once they figured out the tone they wanted after the awkward pilot movie and first episode. The second season replaced the showrunner and he made it utter nonsensical garbage)
1989 Seinfeld (the post-David seasons get really cartoony but it's still good)
1989 The Simpsons (only through season 8)
1989 Tales from the Crypt

1990 Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (first season only; they replaced the showrunner and it stopped being funny and more concerned with selling toys and failing at being dramatic)
1990 Twin Peaks
1991 Liquid Television (edgy animated shorts sometimes combined with live-action; didn't like the revival because everyone now uses lazy stiff computer animation. They really don't make 'em like this anymore)
1991 Aeon Flux
1992 Batman: The Animated Series (including The Adventures of Batman and Robin and The New Batman Adventures here for convenience)
1993 Star Trek Deep Space Nine (the only other Trek show I really liked, barring the last two seasons of Enterprise minus the series finale)
1994 The Critic
1994 Gargoyles (first two seasons before they replaced the showrunner; fortunately he got to replace the last terrible season with comics)
1994 Phantom 2040 (kinda falls apart with the retcons in the second season though)
1995 Earthworm Jim
1995 The Maxx (they didn't adapt the entire comic so it lacks a true ending, but what's there is still good)
1995 Pinky and the Brain
1996 Superman: The Animated Series
1997 Extreme Ghostbusters (better-written and more consistent than The Real Ghostbusters and also benefits from not having such a limited music library)
1997 The Hunger (another softcore sex and violence/horror anthology series made by Brits but filmed in Canada. Second season has David Bowie as the host who even gets an origin episode)
1997 The Legend of Calamity Jane (French historical fiction that was deemed too edgy for American kids so it was pulled off the air in the US after only 3 of its 13 episodes. 90s liberal so there's quite a bit of "natives good, white men bad" but also Jane gets beaten and [implied] raped in the last episode since it was permissible to depict that kind of thing at the time)
1997 Spawn (more for the last two seasons)
1999 Batman Beyond
1999 Courage the Cowardly Dog
1999 Home Movies (got too edgy for its own good in its final season, but the finale was good)

2000 Curb Your Enthusiasm
2001 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries
2001 Invader Zim
2001 Justice League (more for the second season and Unlimited)
2002 Fillmore! (70s cop show in the context of a school)
2002 The Wire
2003 Arrested Development (didn't watch the revival so no comment; heard it wasn't as good though)
2005 The Boondocks (really just the first two seasons; McGruder seemed to be struggling for ideas in the third and then they replaced him and it became awful, as usual)
2006 Masters of Horror: Imprint (just this episode; so graphic and disturbing that a premium cable channel refused to air it. Has the distinction of being the only work of fiction to give me bad dreams in my adulthood)
2008 Spectacular Spider-Man
2009 Community (didn't watch the final internet-only season so no comment)

2014 Fargo (through season three, four is flawed)
2014 Gotham (terrible start, but they dropped a good deal of what was wrong midway through the first season and got the grand guignol tone nigh-perfect in season two with a few missteps here and there afterwards)
2017 Legion
2017 Twin Peaks: The Return (different genre and tone but still great, excepting two frustrating and self-indulgent episodes)

Japanese animation:
1973 Cutey Honey (TV) (final few episodes are dull and disappointing)

1985 Dirty Pair (TV)
1985 Vampire Hunter D (OAV)
1986 Call Me Tonight (OAV)
1987 Bubblegum Crisis (OAV)
1987 City Hunter (TV) (includes 2, 3, and '91)
1987 Wicked City (movie)
1988 Akira (movie)
1988 Vampire Princess Miyu (OAV)

1990 AD Police (OAV)
1990 Cyber City Oedo 808 (OAV)
1990 Burn Up! (OAV)
1992 Tenchi Muyo (OAV) (includes The Night Before the Carnival and OAV2 but nothing else)
1993 Ninja Scroll (movie)
1993 Battle Angel (OAV)
1995 Armitage III (OAV)
1995 Gunsmith Cats (OAV)
1995 Ghost in the Shell (movie)
1996 Burn Up W (OAV)
1996 You're Under Arrest (TV) (includes specials and second season)
1997 Perfect Blue (movie)
1997 Vampire Princess Miyu (TV)
1997 Burn Up Excess (TV)
1998 Outlaw Star (TV)
1998 Kite (OAV)
1998 Serial Experiments Lain (TV)
1998 Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective (TV)
1998 Devil Lady (TV)
1999 Pet Shop of Horrors (TV)
1999 AD Police (TV)

2000 Mezzo Forte (OAV)
2000 Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (movie)
2001 Noir (TV)
2001 Najica Blitz Tactics (TV)
2001 Hellsing (TV) (disappointing made-for-tv ending)
2003 Texhnolyze (TV)
2003 Parasite Dolls (OAV)
2004 Dead Leaves (OAV)
2004 Mezzo (TV)
2005 Angel Heart (TV)
2006 Hellsing Ultimate (OAV) (though a bit too edgy for me)
2006 Ergo Proxy (TV)
2006 Black Lagoon (TV) (includes Second Barrage)
2007 Afro Samurai (TV)
2007 El Cazador de la Bruja (TV)
2007 Darker than Black (TV) (does not include second season)
2008 Rin - Daughters of Mnemosyne (TV)
2008 Golgo 13 (TV)
2009 Afro Samurai: Resurrection (movie)

2010 Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail (OAV)
2011 Deadman Wonderland (TV) (unfinished but stops at a good place)
2012 Jormungand (TV) (includes Perfect Order)
2013 Watamote (TV)
2018 Goblin Slayer (TV)
2019 City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes (movie)
2020 Goblin Slayer: Goblin's Crown (movie)


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A list of my favorite movies/shows for those who want to know but lack Library access; 25-33 minute JRPGs



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