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If You Had To Recommend One Movie For Every Genre To An Alien, What Would You Choose?

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Okay so here's the deal โ€“ aliens have landed on earth. They've never ever watched a film before, and for some reason they want to sample every major movie genre as quickly as possible. What will you suggest they watch?

  1. First, pick an action film to excite them:

    First, pick an action film to excite them:

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First, pick an action film to excite them:
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    Die Hard
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    Apocalypse Now
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    Mad Max: Fury Road
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    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
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    Terminator 2: Judgment Day
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    Raiders of the Lost Ark
  1. Now, pick a comedy to make them laugh:

    Now, pick a comedy to make them laugh:

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Now, pick a comedy to make them laugh:
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    Bridesmaids
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    Mrs. Doubtfire
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    Withnail & I
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    Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy
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    Airplane!
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    Some Like It Hot
  1. How about a musical to lift their spirits?

    How about a musical to lift their spirits?

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How about a musical to lift their spirits?
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    Singin' in the Rain
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    Funny Girl
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    Mary Poppins
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    Moulin Rouge!
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    Grease
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    The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  1. Select a sci-fi movie to make them feel at home:

    Select a sci-fi movie to make them feel at home:

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Select a sci-fi movie to make them feel at home:
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    Alien
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    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
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    Arrival
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    The Matrix
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    Blade Runner
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    2001: A Space Odyssey
  1. Choose a horror to give them a fright:

    Choose a horror to give them a fright:

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Choose a horror to give them a fright:
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    The Silence of the Lambs
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    Hereditary
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    Psycho
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    The Babadook
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    Get Out
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    The Thing
  1. How about a historical fiction to educate them?

    How about a historical fiction to educate them?

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How about a historical fiction to educate them?
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    The Favourite
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    Dunkirk
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    Seven Samurai
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    Gladiator
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    Lawrence of Arabia
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    There Will Be Blood
  1. And maybe a documentary to teach them something new?

    And maybe a documentary to teach them something new?

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And maybe a documentary to teach them something new?
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    Blackfish
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    Paris Is Burning
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    They Shall Not Grow Old
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    Free Solo
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    Shoah
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    Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen
  1. Okay, let's pop on a teen flick to lighten the mood:

    Okay, let's pop on a teen flick to lighten the mood:

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Okay, let's pop on a teen flick to lighten the mood:
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    Mean Girls
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    13 Going on 30
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    The Breakfast Club
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    Superbad
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    Booksmart
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    Bring it On
  1. Let's add a fantasy film they can get lost in:

    Let's add a fantasy film they can get lost in:

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Let's add a fantasy film they can get lost in:
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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    The Princess Bride
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    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
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    Pan's Labyrinth
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    Avengers: Infinity War
  1. Time for a moving drama to captivate them:

    Time for a moving drama to captivate them:

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