Project: RPO

Ready Player One

Do you remember 2015? We as a site took the challenge to review every Bond film, and some other Bond related stuff as well, before the release of Spectre. It was quite the task but got us thinking... How can we top that? Well we've got an idea.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is a favourite amongst a few of us here (read the reviews here if you don't believe us! Steve's, Nate's, Jayson's, David's) and we often chat about the sheer amount of pop culture contained within its pages. There are some corking games, arcade machines and consoles mentioned heavily. Books and authors are copious. Television is memorable. However when it comes to film there are loads and loads. In fact, just so you can see how many, the entire list is at the bottom of this page. Ready Player One is itself going to be a film and comes out in March 2018. So here's our idea, our project, nay our calling! We are going to review all of the films mentioned in the book, before the release of Ready Player One the movie (which, it seems has gone against Nate's casting choices).

Yes, every single titled film below will get an article of its own - and the ones we've done so far are in red with links to the articles.

So... Ready Player One?


Ewoks: The Battle for Endor

Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure

Sixteen Candles

Blade Runner


Better Off Dead

Back to the Future


Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

The Breakfast Club

Pretty In Pink

Weird Science




The Dark Crystal


Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade


Highlander II: The Quickening


Big Trouble in Little China

Fantastic Voyage


The Goonies


Short Circuit

Some Kind of Wonderful


The Beastmaster

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Revenge of the Nerds

Risky Business

Real Genius

European Vacation

Hawk the Slayer


Mad Max

Howard: A New Breed of Hero

Rain Man


Conan the Barbarian

2001: A Space Odyssey

2010: The Year We Made Contact

Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

The Matrix

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King


The Silence of the Lambs

The Evil Dead

Evil Dead II

Fight Club

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

Saturday Night Fever

Vision Quest

Say Anything


Hard Boiled

The Killer

Heavy Metal


THX 1138

Red Dawn

A Clockwork Orange

The Twilight Zone

The Terminator

The Last Starfighter

Mad Max 2

The Wizard of Oz

The Pink Panther

The Addams Family

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Last Dragon

The Fly

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

The Iron Giant

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