I mentioned this before, that one of my wishlist items this year is to watch one Essential Movie a month. How do I qualify a movie as an Essential Movie (CAPITALS!)? That’s where you come in, true believer. I’m asking for one thing this year from my friends and family. I want your five essential movies. Not your favorite movies, if that makes sense. For instance, one of my favorite movies is Better Off Dead, but do I feel everyone needs to see this movie before they die? No. I think there are people who wouldn’t enjoy it and it IS a funny movie, but I’m talking about movies that you are AFFECTED by. Movies that you either identify with or you feel have helped you identify yourself. Movies that you feel other people should see in their lives. Movies that you feel have actually helped shape the film industry or the world itself or summed up a time or feeling of a generation. You get five. I’ve already received one list from Pedro and he even gave explanations for each movie and why it was important to him. You don’t HAVE to do that, but I wouldn’t mind it, for sure. If you want, just shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), put it in the comments, send me a Facebook message, wrap it around an arrow and shoot it at my door, whatever. I will be sending emails out to people who might not read my blog, but if you think I don’t want your list or you’re worried your list might be repeated, etc, move past it. The idea is to make a list that covers a wide range of opinions and ideas. The end goal is also to get digital copies of these movies, put them all on a hard drive and put them away. So that when it’s dug up by future generations, they’ll know the joy of Scary Movie 4.