One of the defining traits of this particular character is his movie lore. This character will compare nearly ''everything'' to a scene from a movie. While this character might be GenreSavvy it's not a requirement.

Additionally, TheMovieBuff usually knows all about Oscar nominees, Oscars won, actors, directors, Emmy awards, how a movie was received, etc.

This is usually a source of pride for said character but can sometimes be a source of chagrin for the rest of the cast.

His knowledge is likely to be used for humor more often than it is used as a plot point.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Rabbit Team from ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer''

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* The Film Freak from the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' comics.
* Nightcrawler of the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}''. He learned swordfighting largely because of his love of Errol Flynn.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* Randy in the ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' films.
* One of the unnamed main characters in ''{{Good Dick}}''. He even works in a video store and brags about his ability to pick out films for others.
* Scotty the main character of ''{{Film Geek}}'', obviously.
* In ''Film/{{Juno}}'', Juno and Mark bond over their shared interest in B-movies, including shout outs to some old-time {{giallo}} directors.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* In the novel ''Literature/GoneGirl'' Nick Dunn, one of the main characters is a former movie and TV critic, refers to himself as a "film geek," and bonds with another guy over TheGodfather.
* The extremely GenreSavvy Klingon communication officer in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel ''Literature/HowMuchForJustThePlanet'' specializes in [[Creator/AlfredHitchcock Hitchcock]] movies, and is pretty much a walking encyclopedia of same.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* Oddly * Sheriff Buck from ''Series/{{American Gothic}}'' seems to be this. He makes a movie reference in nearly every episode.
* Dean from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. He has a fondness for westerns and horror films. And ''Franchise/StarTrek''.
* Tony on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' (though not so much in the first episodes).
* Series/RemingtonSteele. Every case he and Laura had could be solved by his remembering the plot of an old movie.
* Abed, the MetaGuy from ''Series/{{Community}}''. Naturally, he's a film student. Jeff can also hold his own against Abed's ramblings, but doesn't show it off as much.
* In ''BigWolfOnCampus'', Merton J. Dingle makes movie references pretty much OnceAnEpisode.
* Dawson, the title character in ''Series/DawsonsCreek''. He even has a theory that the answers to all of life's questions can be found in Spielberg films.
* Shawn Spencer from ''Series/{{Psych}}'' to a ridiculous degree. He is [[ReferenceOverdosed constantly comparing situations]] to movies and TV shows (mostly from TheEighties) and casting himself and his friends in the various roles.
* Ed Chigliak on ''NorthernExposure''.
* Pike on ''DadsArmy''
* The eponymous brooding hero of ''Series/{{Angel}}'' is quite the cinema aficionado himself. He's a fan of Charlton Heston movies, particularly ''TheOmegaMan''. What a surprise. He's also seen enough vampire flicks to formulate opinions on which ones are more accurate. (Frank Langella nailed it.)
* Both Harvey and Mike on ''{{Suits}}'' often quote movie lines to each other and in the first season finale, oblique references to ''MississippiBurning'' is a minor plot point. Their boss Jessica isn't far behind. Louis tries to get in on the action once but Mike sort of...ignores him.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Paramedic of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'' fame loves trashy B-Movies, and uses them as a metaphor for gameplay.
** [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2 Raiden]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance himself]] is just as big of a cinema buff, though arguably inclined more towards quality films.
* The main character in ''VideoGame/SecretOfEvermore''.
* Agent Francis York Morgan of ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition'' will go off on tangents discussing his favorite movies while driving around in game. It ranges from reminiscing about ''FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh'' to referencing some seriously obscure B-horror movies.

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[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
** Both John Egbert and his [[EvilCounterpart Troll counterpart]], Karkat enjoy bad movies and rom-coms as a guilty pleasure (or in John's case, out of really bad taste), and John especially makes loads of references to them throughout the series.
** In Act 6, Jake English, who loves all movies indiscriminately, to the point that you can't see his bedroom walls under the posters.
* ''Webcomic/InhumanRelations'': Maureen is this, at least when [[http://inhumanrelations.com/comic/death-by-chocolate/ incredibly bad movies]] are concerned.
* Tyler Dawn from ''[[{{Webcomic/Morphe}} morphe]]''. It's implied that he is only able to cast magic by relating reality to things that he has seen or read in movies or books. When given a death collar he directly referred to it as a "Battle Royale" collar and when their host prepared a magical training class he asked if they would be doing a [[Film/HarryPotterandthePrisonerofAzkaban "Musical training montage against the cupboard spirit".]]

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob is a parody of this type of people. He prefers classic movies and art films though.
* [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Oancitizen]], who specializes in the arthouse but otherwise is quite the [[{{Nerd}} enthusiast of pop culture esoterica]].

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'''s Carl specializes in action movies and/or hot actresses, and can quote the exact second you need to see.
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' Bobby Hill, much to the ire of his father.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' Jay Sherman is one and a film critic.
* Comes into play in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode... er... "Episode 257-494" where Control Freak traps the group inside a TV dimension and Beast Boy uses his knowledge of entertainment to help save the day.

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Creator/BarackObama describes himself as such. During his 2008 campaign for the White House, Katie Couric asked Obama what were his favorite movies. He listed ''{{Casablanca}}'' ("Who doesn't like ''{{Casablanca}}''?" he added), ''{{Lawrence Of Arabia}}'', {{The Godfather}} Parts One and Two, and ''OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest''. "I can rattle off a bunch of movies," said Obama, "I'm a movie guy." Has also quoted movies in speeches and debates.
* Creator/BillClinton Loves movies so much that he regularly had screenings in the White House and even agreed to be interviewed by Creator/RogerEbert to talk about movies. His favorite is ''{{High Noon}}''.
* Creator/JohnFKennedy This might be common among presidents. Kennedy was known to be a huge film buff.
* Creator/QuentinTarantino, oh so much. He has a love of Blaxploitation, Westerns, Revenge Flicks. They've all, one way or another, [[AuthorAppeal found a way into influence his work.]]

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