Chapo Trap House
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Season 02 | Episode 20

Chapo Trap House


Will Menaker and Matt Christman of Chapo Trap House run us through their favorite movies that are great in spite of their terrible politics. [Note: Game of Thrones season 8 spoilers occur at 46:30.]

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

The Silent Partner (1979)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Network (1976)
Boogie Nights (1997)
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Atonement (2007)
The Long Goodbye (1973)
A History of Violence (2005)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Batman Returns (1992)
Chinatown (1974)
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Psycho (1960)
Kiss Me, Stupid (1994)
Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Ghostbusters II (1989)
Die Hard (1988)
Stripes (1981)
Heathers (1988)
The Last Movie Star (2018)
Detroit Rock City (1999)
Triumph of the Will (1935)
Death Wish (1974)
Death Wish II (1982)
Death Wish 3 (1985)
Death Wish (2018)
Masters of the Universe (1987)
The Warriors (1979)
Punisher: War Zone (2008)
The Innocents (1961)
The Nightcomers (1971)
Chato’s Land (1972)
The Mechanic (1972)
I’ll Never Forget What’s’isname (1967)
The Born Losers (1967)
Billy Jack (1971)
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Assault on Wall Street (2013)
Postal (2007)
Red Dawn (1984)
Warlock (1989)
Taken (2008)
The Equalizer (2014)
Dirty Harry (1971)
The Expendables (2010)
3 Days To Kill (2014)
Getaway (2013)
China Salesman (2017)
Mercenary for Justice (2005)
A Good Man (2014)
Dragged Across Concrete (2018)
Bone Tomahawk (2015)
The Standoff At Sparrow Creek (2018)
Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018)
Puppet Master (1989)
Gran Torino (2008)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
The Mule (2018)
The Old Man & The Gun (2018)
The D.I. (1957)
Pete Kelly’s Blues (1955)
The Big Clock (1948)
Dark City (1950)
Red Dawn (2012)
Straw Dogs (1971)
Straw Dogs (2011)
Pay It Forward (2000)

Other Notable Items

The film screening mentioned at the top of the podcast was an Egyptian Theatre screening of Joe’s classic Gremlins 2: The New Batch.
The 45th President of the United States
Beatrice Straight’s Oscar-nominated turn in Network
Mark Rydell in The Long Goodbye
William Hurt in A History of Violence
Dean Stockwell in Blue Velvet
Ned Beatty in Network
Illeana Douglas’ Movies That Made Me episode
The insanely cruel Alabama anti-abortion law
The Christianity Today review of A History of Violence
William Atherton
Cannon Films
The incredibly right wing director Michael Winner
Sway Calloway
Mancow Muller
Uwe Boll’s Movies That Made Me episode
Conservative-minded filmmaker John Milius, whom everyone agrees is a nice guy
Game of Thrones season 8 spoilers occur at 46:30
Steven Seagal’s recent output
Vic Berger’s incredible Steven Seagal martial arts expo supercut
Conservative writer/director S. Craig Zahler
Jack Webb
Dragnet television series (1951-1959)

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