Heh. That title makes, like, no sense at all. Hey, it's almost midnight on a weeknight, so work with me.
The conceit is to bring up some of the films that I, as a gamer, think are way cool... err, of interest to the serious roleplayer or gamemaster. Good pacing, proper setting, that sort of thing. This is, of course, more than a little lame - but that's what we provide here at WLM: content so lame that it needs a cane.
First off? Return of the Jedi. Yeah, the Ewoks were the first sign that things had gone, terribly, horribly wrong somehow - but the 'let's break Han out of Jabba's palace!' sequence is amazingly gamer-like in its approach to problem solving. Which is to say, incredibly convoluted, overly dependent on everything going right at once and not so much hoping for miracles as relying on them. Plus, banter ("Han!" "Luke!" "How're we doing?" "Same as always." "That bad, huh?") and large amounts of confused energy weapons fire in close quarters, complete with the destruction of the barge for no real reason except to prevent the party from keeping it for themselves.
If you've ever wondered where your players got some of their more interesting habits from, it was probably this sequence. Because they all saw it. At impressionable ages.
Then, of course, there is the similar idolization of Ghostbusters. I have seen this movie referenced in umpteen different gaming bibliographies as an excellent example of how to run humor in a team setting. I need to get something off my chest, here: they're absolutely right to do so. The movie nicely handles the problem of providing interesting characters without overbalancing the overall team effort, which is why we all remember it fondly. I was going to add 'despite the cheesy special effects, but, really, they made it work for them.
Also, there are unlicensed nuclear accelerators - one wonders just where and when a license could be found - and the open and use carrying of somewhat inaccurate plasma weapons.
I'm starting to fade, so I'll break the Rule of Three and just list a few more. I'll discuss them in more detail later:
The Mummy (and sequel, surprisingly enough)
Fellowship of the Ring ("They brought a cave troll" resonated, man)
National Treasure - OK, this one needs to be highlighted. This is the movie that the Dungeons and Dragons movie should have been, presuming that D&D was urban conspiracy instead of medieval fantasy gaming.
And the Die Hard films (Go look for extraneous details in any of those films. You might find one. You won't find three.)