When I was a teenager I worked at Blockbuster Video. Part of the job involved picking out movies for people based on their personalities and individual tastes. Having watched thousands of hours of film, I eventually got pretty good at picking movies based on the customer’s previous rentals.
In the mood for a classic this week? Here’s a movie for you based on your favorite doc blog.
The Godfather. A squeaky clean military man gets out of the service and comes back to the states to start a new life. Step by step he gets pulled into a new world he never anticipated – running a multimillion dollar syndicate. Just like I will watch The Godfather anytime it’s on TV, I will always read a WCI post. At the next WCI conference people will be lined up to kiss the ring.
Joe vs. the Volcano. A young man in the prime of his career is disillusioned with work and ultimately decides he’d rather throw himself into the FIRE rather than go back to his 9-5 existence. Only after risking it all does he truly learn how to live.
The Money Pit. See what happens when a couple throws every last penny into real estate. Will it bring them closer together or will it be the FInal straw?
Dr. Carrie Reynolds (Hippocratic Hustle)
Good Morning, Vietnam. An energetic radio host played by the universally liked Robin Williams has the unenviable task of cheering up weary soldiers with his broadcast.
Boiler Room. Want to understand how Wall Street profits off of investors whether they make money or not? Check out this behind the scenes look at the inner workings of a high pressure brokerage.
Rocky. Based in Philadelphia, this movie chronicles the story of a small but scrappy powerhouse. With the support of his long-term partner and their young son, Rocky has a punch (biopsy) that will knock you out.
Canadian Bacon. Americans know almost nothing about their neighbor to the north. If you enjoy the work of Canadian Loonie Doc, you’ll certainly enjoy John Candy leading a group of misfits into a secret invasion of Canada.
Trading Places. There’s no better way to learn about the world than to trade places with someone else. If you enjoy B.C. Krygowski’s Home Exchange adventures, you’re in for a treat. Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy take home exchange to the next level in this 80’s classic.
Three Kings. George Clooney stars in this underrated movie about wealth, relationships and the misperceptions Americans have about Muslim people. Join Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube in this alt-brown look at the Gulf War.
The Breakfast Club. Based in Chicago suburbs, The Breakfast Club is a timeless coming of age classic. Even though the Principal Vernons of the world may just see us as doctors, Doc G knows each of us is a lazy hustler, a fat hustler and a lean hustler. Don’t you forget about him.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. In a world full of Cameron Fryes, Crispy Doc is Ferris Bueller. He’s here to remind us that life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. Although he’s gone on vacation nine times in the past year, we all think he’s a righteous dude.
Forrest Gump. I’ve never met someone who didn’t like Forrest Gump. I’ve also never met someone who didn’t appreciate the wise advice of Vagabond MD. Forrest Gump was never the main protagonist in historic events, but he managed to always find himself in the middle of them. Likewise, Vagabond MD may not have his own blog but he manages to have a guest post resume that delivers as consistently as the Forrest Gump soundtrack.
The Shawshank Redemption. Trapped in a dark isolated
reading room cell day after day Andy Dufresne is determined to escape imprisonment. He eventually finds a way to live the life he wants and manages to inspire his fellow prisoners along the way.
Catch Me If You Can. A clever charmer figures out how to make thousands of dollars and score dozens of free flights from airlines without having to do a thing. Want to figure out how he does it? You’ll have to catch him first.
Groundhog Day. Groundhog Day is a surprisingly philosophical look at the meaning of life. Each morning Bill Murray is reincarnated to relive the same day over and over again until he gets it right. Only after living his best life can he achieve nirvana and be set free. Watch Murray save himself in this 80’s classic and he just may save you too.
Superman. What happens when a radiologist is exposed to too many gamma rays? He gets super powers that let him write new blog posts faster than a speeding bullet. Xrayvsn’s new blog feature, The Hospital, is like the Daily Planet for doc blogs.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. What happens when two people with different backgrounds team up to plot ways to strike it rich? Whether you’re interested in French Riviera con-jobs or making money in real estate, two heads are always better than one.
Get Your Popcorn Ready
I hope you enjoy these doc blogs as much as I do. If you haven’t already read these blogs or watched these movies, you’re in for a treat. Kick back, relax and dedicate this weekend to binge watching/reading.