Top Five Movies episode 093 – Pop Culture References

Top Five Movies episode 093 – Pop Culture References

With the pop culture-heavy Ready Player One set to release, Jonathan (@berkreviews), Corey (@coreyrstarr), and Michael (@servermonkey) built their lists for Top Five Movie Pop Culture References. This was a challenging list for them to craft as it seemed almost unresearchable. Every Google search either turned out movies that are now considered pop culture or very specific movies or directors. Feel free to check the list of potential spoilers.

Jonathan’s list:

5. Ingrid Goes West (2017) – Batman
4. Deadpool (2016) – Green Lantern action figure
3. Role Models (2008) – KISS love Gun
2. Mallrats (1995) – Superhero genital
1. Clerks (1994) – Deathstar debate

Michael lists:

5. Pizza the Hut in Spaceballs (1987)
4. Like a Virgin breakdown in Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs (1992)
3. Flash Gordon appearance in Ted (2012)
2. Who drew the better Silver Surfer in Crimson Tide (1995)
1. Michael Stipe reference in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)

Corey’s list:

5. NKOTB Poster discovery It (2017)
4. An Affair to Remember in Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
3. Sonic Youth mention in Juno (2007)
2. Preston Meyers is going to a Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Lecture in Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)
1. What will CCR fans think of glam rock? Velvet Goldmine (1998)


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Top Five Movies Format

There are two types of Top Five Movie episodes. The traditional format of the show features Jonathan and two guests, usually Corey and Mike, who create their lists for the chosen topic in secret and reveal them on the episode. The other format is an interview style where a guest discusses films in general and ends the episode going over their personal, all-time Top Five.


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