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BADASSITY FILMS
« on: March 07, 2013, 01:48:46 AM »
The idea of becoming Mustachian or growing your badassity is largely about making a personal change against consumerism and embracing life with less stuff.

What are some films which when watching embolden a reaction to the Mustachian ideology

off the top of my head:

Fight Club http://www.theminimalists.com/fc/

The Joneses

Into the Wild

Up in the Air

American Beauty

Boiler Room

American Psycho
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Re: BADASSITY FILMS
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2013, 07:36:19 AM »
Hmm, interesting thread.

Most anything on this list will be debatable, but I'll throw out one that encourages thinking and not accepting the status quo.

V for Vendetta
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Re: BADASSITY FILMS
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2013, 07:59:32 AM »
Into the Wild

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Re: BADASSITY FILMS
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2013, 08:25:41 AM »
Hmm, interesting thread.

Most anything on this list will be debatable, but I'll throw out one that encourages thinking and not accepting the status quo.

V for Vendetta

+1

I'd add:
Dead Poets' Society

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Re: BADASSITY FILMS
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2013, 08:33:02 AM »
The Last Samurai?

As much as I dislike Tom Cruise, this was all about an American learning how bad-ass traditional Japan was.

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Re: BADASSITY FILMS
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2013, 10:07:33 AM »
i like badass films starring dudes, but i LOVE badass films and tv shows starring badass ladies. such as

g. i. jane
elizabeth
the fifth element
the hunger games (tho the books are way better)
winters bone
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2013, 10:17:53 AM »
The Last Samurai?

As much as I dislike Tom Cruise, this was all about an American learning how bad-ass traditional Japan was.

LOL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE4XK2YZL9Y
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Re: BADASSITY FILMS
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2013, 11:09:02 AM »
Not sure it is mustachian but it's about giving up material goods kind of :S
but I like The Way http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1441912/

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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2013, 04:34:58 PM »
Good Will Hunting.

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Re: BADASSITY FILMS
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2013, 09:13:27 AM »
Discovery Channel's The Colony.

Only two seasons, but real life people thrown into an Apocalypse scenario survival situation for an experiment by the government, and they use their wits and muscles to survive just fine without any cash (or inflation) or government officials by being self-sufficient, minimalistic, creative/engineering, and with many many how to's for team-projects/solutions.

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Re: BADASSITY FILMS
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2013, 09:34:37 PM »
Fight Club all the way. Breaking from the paradigm that our 'stuff' defines us/makes us happy... A slightly extreme way to break said paradigm, admittedly, but fun nonetheless))

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Re: BADASSITY FILMS
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2013, 08:02:44 PM »
I thought Instinct was pretty good, and it's definitely along the same lines as this community, but upon reading critical reviews it seems like I am literally the only person who has ever enjoyed it, so I don't know that I should recommend it. *shrug*

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Re: BADASSITY FILMS
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2013, 12:04:34 AM »
I have not thought about Instinct for years.  I enjoyed it too.  I remember at the time it was a factor in pushing me toward becoming vegan, it was a way I could stop being (as Anthony Hopkins put it) a 'taker' .

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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2013, 12:15:17 AM »
 Worlds Fastest Indian   - another Anthony Hopkins movie about following your dreams on the smell of an oily rag

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Re: BADASSITY FILMS
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2013, 01:08:32 PM »
I also vote Into the Wild..

except the part where he burns money (literally) I could've just slapped the shit out of him!!!
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Re: BADASSITY FILMS
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2013, 01:57:48 PM »
A few weeks ago on PBS there was a documentary(episode?) about some newlyweds who spent their honeymoon as a year camping and filming wolves in Idaho, it was called "River of no Return" or something like that. The wife had MS or rheumatoid arthritis but they still had this amazing adventure out in the wilderness without money or modern amenities. I wish I could find the video, the way they took care of each other and fearlessly took on such a huge task as camping/backpacking for a year was incredible.

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Re: BADASSITY FILMS
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2013, 02:12:49 PM »
A few weeks ago on PBS there was a documentary(episode?) about some newlyweds who spent their honeymoon as a year camping and filming wolves in Idaho, it was called "River of no Return" or something like that. The wife had MS or rheumatoid arthritis but they still had this amazing adventure out in the wilderness without money or modern amenities. I wish I could find the video, the way they took care of each other and fearlessly took on such a huge task as camping/backpacking for a year was incredible.

This is what I found, based on your description.
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« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2013, 03:58:17 PM »
Was it anything like The Grey?

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« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2013, 09:33:22 PM »

This is what I found, based on your description.

That was it, thank you, the Internet at work was not cooperating. Mustachian and badass in the anti consumerist, spending your time chasing your values and building relationships sense, not in the sense of "how to get wealthy". Other interpretations may vary.