Dwight Silverman, technology reporter for the Houston Chronicle, has listed his top 15 "Geek Movies to See Before You Die." The scary thing is that I've seen -- and like -- all 15 movies on the list, which includes three Terry Gilliam movies (Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Brazil and 12 Monkeys), two "Star Trek" movies (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home) and two Sam Raimi movies (Darkman and Army of Darkness).

But I'm not sure I like the term "geek movies," which seems a more distilled and insulting form of "cult" movies. It implies a certain uncool element to the movies, whereas "cult" implies a club to which you might want to belong. Certainly not all "cult" movies are "geek" movies (Eraserhead, for example, is not exactly a "geek" movie). But I think all "geek" movies are "cult" movies. Silverman links to a second blog about "geek" movies that even further blurs the line. I don't know: maybe it's the simple act of listing these movies that makes one a geek. Regardless, what is Silverman thinking by listing Army of Darkness and not Evil Dead II?
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