Movies and crossovers
Welcome to Lady Aleena's movie lists and crossover research.
What is a movie?
A movie is any motion picture no matter its length. A film is a movie which is normally 88 to 120 minutes long (without commercials). A miniseries is a movie shown in two or more parts with each part as long as a film, though not always. A television series is an episodic movie with each episode being under 50 minutes in length (again without commercials). A commercial is a movie which advertises a product or service. There are plenty of other movie forms such as music videos, webisodes, full web series (which I include in television series for now), and more. So if the picture is in motion on your screen, it is a movie.
Movies by alpha
Movies by alpha started as simply a list of my or my fiancÚ's favorites movies. Over time I have been adding movies which were on various lists of movies I have collated over the years. At one time I collected as many movies with disasters and monsters, so I added all of them to my list. I also collated movie series, my favorites at first. I then became interested in all of the horror series I could find, so I added a lot of horror movies to my list so I could present the series. I do not even like horror movies much.
So now my or my fiancÚ's favorite movies are mixed in with others I have collected. You can see what we really like by what I will admit we own.
You can get more information about the movies from Wikipedia, Allmovie, IMDb, TV.com, and Flixster where noted.
Movies by genre
Movies by genre started off as lists of disaster and monster movies and movies about teachers and coaches but has since been expanded to all genres and themes within the genres.
Family and children's movies
I do not consider family or children a genre so movies which would be categorized as such elsewhere are not listed in those categories here. Those films will be mixed in with more adult movies.
You will see a lot of horror movies and series on this list. I like to read the stories in horror movies but don't watch many. My fiancÚ has watched more horror movies than I could handle. I prefer to just read the story lines especially in series of horror movies. You can read more about horror and monster movies and me here.
I have created a genre for monster movies. Monsters are in so many speculative fiction genres, it is hard to say a monster is purely horror or fantasy or science fiction, with some monsters as super heroes. The monster genre is a mix of any paranormal or supernatural creatures from angels to zombies.
Reality television series
I do not like most of the reality television series today. My fiancÚ does, so I have added those he likes to my lists here. In my opinion most reality series today should be considered soap operas. Some of them started as a special on one channel or another, and they should have stayed that way. A once-off special of some of these subjects would interest me, however, a series of the same thing week after week gets old quickly especially if the series strays from the topic and focuses more on the people and their antics.
Movies by series
Movies by series is a mix of film series and stand alone television series. Some series include films, miniseries, and television series.
Night of the Living Dead
I feel the need to make a special note about the Night of the Living Dead. With the original Night of the Living Dead being public domain, many have tried to connect their films with it. Using the work of others, I have attempted to just make lists of the various series. Only three series are connected to the original Night of the Living Dead. I collated my Night of the Living Dead from the following sources: "Genealogy of the Living Dead: UPDATED!", "The Zombification Family Tree: Legacy of the Living Dead", and "Zombi series" on Wikipedia.
If a film is a remake of a film in a series, it is not added to the series since it does not share the same cosmology. A remake will be in a series if the remake has its own sequel or prequel. I may one day add lists of whole franchises I am interested in in the future.
Crossovers is mostly me checking the crossovers of the Westphall Universe, but it also includes a section on big fake companies which are sometimes used to create crossovers.