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Was thinking of getting motivated to run a Pulp campaign and was wondering what good Pulp films are out there to watch. This is what I've come up with so far:

 

1. Raiders of the Lost Ark

2. Temple of Doom

3. The Last Crusade

4. King Kong (2005)

5. The Mummy (1999)

6. The Mummy Returns (2001)

 

I left kingdom of the Crystal Skull out intentionally since it takes place in the 50's but it still might fit because of the story. I know there are more Pulp films out there. I googled pulp movies but the only thing that comes up is Quentin Tarentino's very unpulp movie.

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Okay so besides my earlier list I have,

 

The Shadow

The Phantom

Sky Captain

The Rocketeer

The Maltese Falcon

Romancing the Stone

Doc Savage

Pulparize it! thread

 

Thanks for the input, some of these I have seen and some not and some its been a long time so I probably need to watch them again. Anything else out there let me know!

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"Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death" is a fun parody on the Indy-Films.

"Firewalker" with Chuck Norris is pulp, too. Both are set in the 80s, meaning they aren't set in the usual 30s/40s-period.

And hwat about "The Three Amigos" - from what I have heard (I haven't seen the film yet) it is a Western parody set in the 20s. Sounds at least pulpish to me.

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You can't go wrong with the original serials, but colecting these is a hobby unto itself.

 

Take a look at the Internet Archive here:

 

'Pulp' = https://archive.org/search.php?query=pulp%20AND%20collection%3Amoviesandfilms

 

and here:

 

'Serial' - https://archive.org/search.php?query=serial%20AND%20collection%3Amoviesandfilms

 

for some complete serials available for free viewing. (You'll likely have to hunt around for all the chapters, but they're there).

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Speaking of sources from The Internet Archive, you might find some use from this:

 

https://archive.org/details/clutchcargocartooonscollection

 

It's episodes from the late 1950's cartoon homage to action pulps and serials known as Clutch Cargo. :winkgrin:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clutch_Cargo

 

And for some 'slightly pulpy sci fi', there is also this: https://archive.org/details/SpaceAngelCartoonsCollection

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Angel

 

 

-Carl-

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Was thinking of getting motivated to run a Pulp campaign and was wondering what good Pulp films are out there to watch. This is what I've come up with so far:

 

1. Raiders of the Lost Ark

2. Temple of Doom

3. The Last Crusade

4. King Kong (2005)

5. The Mummy (1999)

6. The Mummy Returns (2001)

 

I left kingdom of the Crystal Skull out intentionally since it takes place in the 50's but it still might fit because of the story. I know there are more Pulp films out there. I googled pulp movies but the only thing that comes up is Quentin Tarentino's very unpulp movie.

 

Sky Captain... :)

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