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The Moviebuff
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.

Examples:

Anime and Manga

Comic Books
  • The Film Freak from the Batman comics.
  • Nightcrawler of the X-Men. He learned swordfighting largely because of his love of Errol Flynn.

Film
  • Randy in the 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 Juno, Juno and Mark bond over their shared interest in B-movies, including shout outs to some old-time giallo directors.

Literature

Live-Action TV
  • Oddly Sheriff Buck from American Gothic seems to be this. He makes a movie reference in nearly every episode.
  • Sammy Feathers of the short-lived Paul Haggis series EZ Streets makes multiple classic movie references.
  • Dean from Supernatural. He has a fondness for westerns and horror films. And Star Trek.
  • Tony on NCIS (though not so much in the first episodes).
  • 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 eponymous brooding hero of Angel is quite the cinema aficionado himself. He's a fan of Charlton Heston movies, particularly The Omega Man. 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 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.

Video Games
  • 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.

Webcomics
  • Homestuck:
    • 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.
  • Inhuman Relations: Maureen is this, at least when incredibly bad movies are concerned.
  • Tyler Dawn from 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 "Musical training montage against the cupboard spirit".

Web Original

Western Animation
  • 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.
  • The Critic Jay Sherman is one and a film critic.
  • 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.

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