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Better Than It Sounds 
25th-Apr-2010 09:15 am
Alright, this is how it works:
Pick 20 movies/anime/video games/literary works and put their summaries from better than it sounds and WITHOUT CHEATING have your friends guess.
  1. Things go wrong with a federal prison's work release program.

  2. A heavily tattooed kung-fu Dalai Lama, his Eskimo pals, a blind Chinese loli of mass destruction and some animals that don't exist (but should) take on an army of arsonists who wear giant shoulderpads. - Avatar: The Last Airbender , guessed by davegodfrey 

  3. An ugly man kills people and lusts after his cousin. Oh, and he writes a lot of poetry. - Cyrano de Bergerac - guessed by lienne  and furikku 

  4. Two lazy, unmotivated slackers trick their drunken landlady into letting them rent a flat by pretending to be a couple, and spend their time bumming around aimlessly with their weird friends. - Spaced, guessed by davegodfrey 

  5. Some BFFs make a club in an exclusive clubhouse. Together, They Fight Crime. - Justice League of America, guessed by e_mily 

  6. To get her hands on an old cup, a woman sleeps with both a college professor and his father. - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, guessed by eevee 

  7. A hitman, a bifauxnen lesbian, a recovering drug addict, a dominatrix banshee, a feral animal activist and an insane contortionist try to make money. And they eat eggs. - Secret Six, guessed by furikku 

  8. Four students who hate each other live together. - The Young Ones, guessed by fwuffydragon,matgb and charss 

  9. Two kids get invited to visit their grandfather's zoo and watch a lawyer feed one of the animals. - Jurassic Park, guessed by saphyria and eevee 

  10. Police officers fight crime while dealing with the interference of an obsessed billionaire. - Gotham Central, guessed by kierthos and kadrin 

  11. A boy's new job nearly brings about disaster after he saves the life of a princess. - Mort, guessed by gmonkey42  and timjr (honourable mention to eevee )

  12. Abused and learning-disabled runaway girl finds a constructive outlet for her death wish. - Batgirl (vol 1) guessed by furikku 

  13. A Dungeon Master sends children into his dungeon to deal with problems he doesn't want to take care of himself. They almost always fail. - Knightmare, guessed by davegodfrey and miscellanny 

  14. Old man trying to cope with his wife's death kills their mutual childhood hero, steals his pets and vehicle. - Up, guessed by saphyria 

  15. An embezzler, a simpleton and an alcoholic all live under one roof with their insane housekeeper, and they all live in fear of their boss's psychopathic rages. - Father Ted, guessed by fwuffydragon 

  16. A jewish christian atheist is hired to lecture on theology at a eighteenth century German university. The local librarian seems to be into the occult.  - Family Man, guessed by fahye e_mily , and furikku 

  17. In a totalitarian world, a man has philisophical discussions with himself, has sex whenever he is alone with his girlfriend for longer than ten minutes, then gets tortured. - 1984, guessed by eevee and fwuffydragon 

  18. People kill each other over a pregnant woman. - Children of Men, guessed by davegodfrey 

  19. The last human in existence drifts through space in a vast abandoned ship. It's a comedy. - Red Dwarf, guessed by saphyria 

  20. Banker covers his work with a pin-up. - The Shawshank Redemption - guessed by tyrell 
25th-Apr-2010 08:21 am (UTC)
9 Jurassic Park!
14 Up!
19 Red Dwarf

Some of the others sound familiar, but it's 4:20am. I'm not all here. *flops*
25th-Apr-2010 08:24 am (UTC)
All right!
25th-Apr-2010 08:22 am (UTC)
this is nigh impossible without even knowing what type of media they all are

and being uncultured swine

6. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
9. Jurassic Park (ha)
25th-Apr-2010 08:27 am (UTC)
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25th-Apr-2010 08:26 am (UTC)
20 Shawshank Redemption!
25th-Apr-2010 08:30 am (UTC)
25th-Apr-2010 08:31 am (UTC)
2. Avatar the Last Airbender
4. Spaced
10. Batman
18. Children of Men?
25th-Apr-2010 08:37 am (UTC)
Three right. I'm not giving you #10.
25th-Apr-2010 08:33 am (UTC)
8 - the young ones
15 - father ted?
17 - 1984?
18 - I've read it ... it's something triffids / atwood-ish grah! (EDIT after bookshelf check: PD James - Children of Men)

Edit again: 5 - teenage mutant ninja turtles? (or The Famous Five)

Edited at 2010-04-25 08:36 (UTC)
25th-Apr-2010 06:27 pm (UTC)
Right on all four! Not the last one though. It's more obvious than that.
25th-Apr-2010 08:46 am (UTC)
I'm guessing 11 is Star Wars.
25th-Apr-2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
You guess wrong!
25th-Apr-2010 09:09 am (UTC)
10 - Castle
25th-Apr-2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
No, but I hear it's similar!
25th-Apr-2010 09:10 am (UTC)
1, Oh Brother Where Art Thou
7. Cowboy bebop?
13. Knightmare
25th-Apr-2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
Huh, you only got one right. I guess I have to look up Cowboy Bebop and Oh Brother...
25th-Apr-2010 09:42 am (UTC)
I'm not sure of the others, but is 10 not quite Batman, but Gotham Central?
25th-Apr-2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
25th-Apr-2010 09:47 am (UTC)
3. ...Cyrano de Bergerac?
25th-Apr-2010 06:31 pm (UTC)
25th-Apr-2010 10:16 am (UTC)
16 is FAMILY MAN <33
25th-Apr-2010 06:34 pm (UTC)
YES IT IS <333
25th-Apr-2010 10:57 am (UTC)
10 could be any Batman. 13 is the kid's cartoon Dungeons and Dragons?
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25th-Apr-2010 10:59 am (UTC)
25th-Apr-2010 11:49 am (UTC)
8 is The Young Ones, 10 is Batman, not sure which, 13 is Dungeons and Dragons. I think.
25th-Apr-2010 06:34 pm (UTC)
Young Ones is right. The ones you copied off your fiance are wrong.
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25th-Apr-2010 06:35 pm (UTC)

Young Ones is right.
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