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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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« 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.

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2013, 07:59:32 AM »
Into the Wild

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« 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
Some will sell their dreams for small desires
Or lose the race to rats
Get caught in ticking traps
And start to dream of somewhere
To relax their restless flight

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« 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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« 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)
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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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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.

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« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2014, 01:15:47 AM »
Into the wild was amazing movie and yeah badass too.

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« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2014, 06:28:51 AM »
+1 V
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« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2014, 06:48:02 AM »
This is a documentary, but one of my favorites:  180 degrees South
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« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2014, 07:11:09 PM »
Fight Club would be my number one pick (and it has nothing to do with Brad Pitt...really, nothing :-)!). Most of the other ones mentioned here too. Probably a couple of comedies: Office Space and Joe Vs. The Volcano (The film is about a man who, after being told he is dying of a rare disease, quits his soul sucking job and accepts a financial offer to travel to a tropical island and throw himself, passionately, into a volcano. Along the way he meets and falls in love with a woman who shows him how to truly live). Another Brad Pitt movie where he is a climber who ends up living in Tibet for decades (can't remember the name  - Seven Years in Tibet I think - but based on a true story).

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« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2014, 12:24:49 PM »
The Razor's Edge. 

A man gives up a lucrative career as a stock broker so he can travel the world and read books.  His wealthy friends all think he's crazy.  My hero!

(I think the Tyrone Power version is on youtube.)

There it is...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km4vWJIpymg
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« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2014, 12:42:49 PM »
Have a look at Travelers & Magicians.

The story is quirky and the scenery is incredible !

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/travellers_and_magicians/


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« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2014, 08:04:30 AM »
If you aren't opposed to Eddie Vedder, the soundtrack to Into the Wild is quite something.

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« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2014, 12:00:09 PM »
My baby's in love with Eddie Vedder.

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« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2014, 02:10:46 AM »
Off of Netflix:
Tiny: A Story About Living Small
Ride the Divide
Reveal the Path

The second two movies almost make me want to become a bicycling psycho.

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« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2014, 07:39:02 AM »
McGyver.

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« Reply #29 on: July 15, 2014, 07:48:03 AM »
Into the wild was amazing movie and yeah badass too.

Agreed, and it's the only thing to redeem Sean Penn in my eyes. I think he's not the great actor that everyone says he is or else his films are boring, or something. But he directed Into the Wild and I loved it.

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« Reply #30 on: July 15, 2014, 08:49:16 AM »
Second The Way!

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« Reply #31 on: July 15, 2014, 11:28:22 AM »
+1 for Fight Club one of my all time favorites

I'd also like to add IN TIME

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« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2014, 08:23:37 PM »
I recently saw a movie from the 90s called "The Edge," starring Anthony Hopkins and Arec Bardwin and written by David Mamet. They get lost in the backcountry of Alaska and many badass things happen. Great acting, good action, and a little bit of manly philosophizing -- I enjoyed it.

Also I forgot a few of my other badassity-encouraging favorites: "Elizabeth" and "GI Jane." They have nothing to do with consumerism but both title characters discover who they are and go forth to kick much ass at their chosen lifestyle. Also "GI Jane" features both Demi Moore doing lots of intense crazy push-ups while looking super hot AND Viggo Mortenson as a poetry-quoting short-shorts-wearing drill sergeant. Lol.
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« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2014, 06:29:21 PM »
Idiocracy -
A cautionary tale anyway -

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« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2014, 08:30:58 PM »
Idiocracy -
A cautionary tale anyway -
Brando has got what plants want.
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« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2014, 08:34:53 PM »
Not a movie, but a TV series. I will take any chance given to me to scream about my love for River Cottage. Londoner goes out to a cottage, farms and raises animals. It's romantic and all, but about half the show is him saying, "What can I eat for free?" or " how can I earn an extra buck here or there?" It's all about resourcefulness, barterin' and the like.

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« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2014, 10:31:08 PM »
Tracker - South African tracking a Maori in New Zealand
First Blood (aka Rambo), if you forget about Stallone, the ridiculous sequels and just focus on the movie, it's actually damn good

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« Reply #38 on: July 28, 2014, 08:06:37 AM »
Happy People: A Year in the Taiga http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xw06wh_happy-people-a-year-in-the-taiga-2011-russia-siberia_shortfilms

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And the documentary Alone in the Wilderness. The story of Dick Proenekke. The guy had mad skills.

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« Reply #39 on: July 28, 2014, 07:56:23 PM »
$5 a Day (Can't ever go wrong with Christopher Walken)

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« Reply #40 on: July 28, 2014, 09:17:35 PM »
In time +1
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« Reply #41 on: July 30, 2014, 02:55:20 PM »
The documentary "Happy" (on Netflix); it shows people from all over the world and interviews psychologists about what makes people truly happy.  Some were people from Louisiana, some from Okinawa (with the highest concentration of centenarians in the world), some from Sweden or something like that.  Basically it was about having good friends/family and not about possessions.  The part about Sweden featured communal living.  Similar message to MMM, YMOYL, etc.

I second whoever mentioned the one on Netflix about tiny houses.  Also "Fight Club".

I remember "A River Runs Through It" being relatively mustachian; the book was as well (the author didn't start writing until he was in his 70's).

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« Reply #42 on: July 30, 2014, 03:21:14 PM »
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.

Thanks for the tip!  I watched the first two episodes together and it's been really good so far.  I like that they are demonstrating some practical skills like water purifying and electricity generation.  I'll be interested in seeing how the rest of the first season of The Colony goes.

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« Reply #43 on: July 30, 2014, 04:08:03 PM »
The South Korean movie Penny Pinchers is pretty good. I mentioned it on another thread last year.  It was on Netflix at the time, not sure if it still is.
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« Reply #44 on: August 01, 2014, 03:40:13 PM »
Oooh.  Good thread.

Fight Club and Into the Wild are two of my favorite movies.

A couple others that haven't been mentioned:

The Mosquito Coast (though I suppose it doesn't end well)
SFW - more anti-media and about rejection of fame, but still...

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« Reply #45 on: August 01, 2014, 04:27:15 PM »
My baby's in love with Eddie Vedder.

Cue one of my clients reacting to that song with: "Tell the truth: you used to date Weird Al, didn't you?"

Yep. Yes, I did. That song is ALL about me.
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« Reply #46 on: August 01, 2014, 04:50:40 PM »
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/

I don't know about the movie(although anytime when you are mostly living out of a backpack you're heading down a mustachian route) but there is a lot  about doing the Camino that can be very mustachian.

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« Reply #47 on: August 02, 2014, 02:57:56 AM »
Cue one of my clients reacting to that song with: "Tell the truth: you used to date Weird Al, didn't you?"

Yep. Yes, I did. That song is ALL about me.
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« Reply #48 on: August 07, 2014, 02:54:56 PM »
Can't believe no one has mentioned THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION! 

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« Reply #49 on: August 07, 2014, 04:10:50 PM »
Factually the most badass movie of all time - Commando with Arnold Schwarzenegger.