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 Genre Savvy
it's not a requirement.
Additionally, The Movie Buff
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.
Anime and Manga
- The Film Freak from the Batman comics.
- Nightcrawler of the X-Men. He learned swordfighting largely because of his love of Errol Flynn.
- Dean from Supernatural. He has a fondness for westerns and horror films. And Star Trek.
- Tony on NCIS.
- Remington Steele. Every case he and Laura had could be solved by his remembering the plot of an old movie.
- Abed, the Meta Guy from 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 Big Wolf on Campus, Merton J. Dingle makes movie references pretty much Once an Episode.
- Dawson, the title character in Dawson's Creek. He even has a theory that the answers to all of life's questions can be found in Spielberg films.
- Shawn Spencer from Psych to a ridiculous degree. He is constantly comparing situations to movies and TV shows (mostly from The Eighties) and casting himself and his friends in the various roles.
- Ed Chigliak on Northern Exposure.
- Pike on Dad's Army
- The titular brooding hero of Angel is quite the cinema aficionado himself.
- Both Harvey and Mike on Suits often quote movie lines to each other and in the first season finale, oblique references to Mississippi Burning 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.
- Paramedic of Metal Gear Solid 3 fame loves trashy B-Movies, and uses them as a metaphor for gameplay.
- Raiden himself is just as big of a cinema buff, though arguably inclined more towards quality films.
- The main character in Secret of Evermore.
- Agent Francis York Morgan of Deadly Premonition will go off on tangents discussing his favorite movies while driving around in game. It ranges from reminiscing about Fast Times at Ridgemont High to referencing some seriously obscure B-horror movies.
- Both John Egbert and his 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.
- Family Guy's Carl specializes in action movies and/or hot actresses, and can quote the exact second you need to see.
- King of the Hill Bobby Hill, much to the ire of his father.
- Comes into play in the Teen Titans 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.