One of the defining traits of this particular character is their 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.

Their 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.
* Sammy Feathers of the short-lived Paul Haggis series ''Series/{{EZ Streets}}'' makes multiple classic movie references.
* 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 ''Series/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. Must run in the family, given that Jake is [[spoiler:an AlternateUniverse version of Jade's grandfather, who is actually hers (and John's) genetic father.]]
* ''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. He famously saw ''Spartacus'' in theatres during his presidency because he was excited about it. On learning this, Hollywood started a tradition of sending movie prints directly to the White House, including building a screening room. Ironically, the President who spent most of his time watching movies was Nixon, a huge fan of ''Patton'', he also personally presented Creator/JohnFord with the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award.
* 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.]]
* Creator/MartinScorsese, according to most film historians, [[SeenItAll has seen every film ever made]] - Russian, Japanese, Italian, African, Egyptian - from ''every'' era and different genres - experimental, documentary, genre, mainstream. He started the Film Foundation and World Cinema Foundation, organizations run by ProudScholarRaceGuy(s) and girls who make sure [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes that films are preserved]] in old and new media for future organizations.
* On a darker note, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler was also a huge movie buff. He had a private screening room which he regularly attended and obsessed over the national film industry (after his racist policies chased away all the great talent to America and France). His favorites were ''Film/KingKong, WesternAnimation/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' and ''Broadway Melody of 1940''. He also liked Creator/FritzLang's ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' much to [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame the latter's displeasure]].
* UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill also saw movies during the Blitz. His favorite was the wartime romance, ''That Hamilton Woman'' about the Nelson and Emma Hamilton romance, starring Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. Whenever people came to present him urgent war bulletins, Churchill told them that he was watching a movie.
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