Abed Nadir (Danny Pudi) is a pop culture reference machine in Community, and his taste in movies is second to none. While his favorite TV shows are occasionally questionable (Cougar Town?), if Abed ‘loves’ a movie, it’s probably a classic.
With that in mind, we decided to compile Abed’s ‘favorite’ movies, based on his references and comments in Community.
Abed Nadir’s Essential Movie List
Alien (1979) | 8.5/10 | Horror, Sci-Fi
“In space, no one can hear you scream.”
Animal House (1978) | 7.6/10 | Comedy
The greatest college comedy of all time, not sure who rated this one.
Apocalypse Now (1979) | 8.5/10 | Drama, War
“Yeah, I use Wagner, scares the hell out of the slopes.”
Back to the Future (1985) | 8.5/10 | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
No movie list is complete without Marty McFly.
Bad Influence (1990) | 6.2/10 | Drama, Thriller
The Big Lebowski (1990) | 8.2/10 | Comedy, Crime
Arguably the funniest movie of all time, Donny.
Blade (1998) | 7.1/10 | Action, Horror
Wesley Snipes will forever be cooler than any of the lame-ass superheroes they shove down our throats these days.
The Breakfast Club (1985) | 7.9/10 | Comedy, Drama
Who doesn’t like The Breakfast Club?
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) | 6.7/10 | Action, Sci-Fi
An unbelievably badass film that came about a decade before the studios knew how to sell it (kind of like Blade). Hint: It’s as a superhero. Also, watch Pitch Black first.
The Dark Knight (2008) | 9.0/10 | Action, Crime, Drama
Still probably the best superhero film to date.
Die Hard (1988) | 8.2/10 | Action, Thriller
Bruce Willis when he still had hair. See it to believe it.
First Blood (1982) | 7.7/10 | Action, Drama
Our first introduction to John Rambo. American hero.
Full Metal Jacket (1987) | 8.3/10 | Drama, War
Goodfellas (1990) | 8.7/10 | Crime, Drama
De Niro, Joe Pesci… classic.
Indecent Proposal (1993) | 5.8/10 | Drama, Romance
I guess 90s classics don’t do well on IMDb…?
My Bodyguard (1980) | 7.1/10 | Comedy, Drama, Family
Matt Dillon as a bully… classic.
Overboard (1987) | 6.8/10 | Rom-Com
You know you like it.
Predator (1987) | 7.8/10 | Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Do we need to discuss the lineup in Predator again?
Pulp Fiction (1994) | 8.9/10 | Crime, Drama
If you don’t like this movie, you’re wrong.
The Right Stuff (1983) | 7.9/10 | Biography, Drama
The best space film ever. Sorry, Apollo 13.
RoboCop (1987) | 7.5/10 | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
The Terminator (1984) | 8.0/10 | Action, Sci-Fi
True Lies (1994) | 7.2/10 | Action, Comedy, Thriller
Jamie Lee Curtis and Ahhhhhhnold.