My Movie Room

Okay… so it’s not really a movie room. It’s a room in my house that my kids have always called “the play room.” It’s got a TV, some game systems, our family computer, a big corner couch.

Last weekend I got a crazy idea for decorating it… looks pretty cool, huh?

Quick contest: Take a peek at the border of movies around the top (I’ll tell you how I did that in a moment). First 5 people who comment below with the title of at least 15 of the 19 movies displayed in this picture… I’ll send you any one of my books for free- your choice. Bonus offer: The first person who sends me the CORRECT names of the directors of all 19 films… I’ll send you any three of my books for free! (make sure you include your email- never displayed- when you enter the comment so I can email the winners)

UPDATE: We have all 5 single book winners: Brian Senecal, Ryan Klein, Ed Overell, Jeff Gin, and Chris Miller have each named at least 15. And now Mike just won the bonus prize too. Good job! Thanks all for playin!

The movies around the top border are actually laser disc covers. For those of you who aren’t total movie geeks like I am… Laser discs are those big silver things that looked like records before DVDs. They actually were the “hype” when VHS was still around. Laser discs had almost twice the resolution… so movie geeks owned them. Once DVD’s came out… movie geeks like me were left with a large collection of silver Frisbees!

But when I saw the covers the other day, I thought, “Hey, those would make a good border around the room!”

There you have it!

Pretty cool, huh?

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of over twenty books including the brand new If I Had a Parenting Do Over, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; Sex Matters; The Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket; and youth ministry books like Ministry By Teenagers; Connect; and the 10-Minute Talks series. He has over 20 years youth ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his websites, TheSource4YM.com and TheSource4Parents.com. You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.
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20 Responses to My Movie Room

  1. Paul Loeffler says:

    That is totally awesome. A fantastic decorating idea. Not bad for an old man. 🙂

  2. Ryan Klein says:

    1. The godfather
    2. Terminator
    3. Jaws
    4. Fargo
    5.Indiana Jones and the RAIDERS of the LOST ARK
    6. Le femme nikita
    7. In the line of fire
    8. Shawshank Redemptoin
    9. Top Gun
    10. The Fugitive
    11. Braveheart
    12. Titanic
    13.Gone with the Wind (?) maybe if so Why? Haha
    14. Star Wars A New Hope
    15. Jerry Maguire
    16. The Professional

    Sixteen just in case that one is not gone with the wind.

    What are the others? It is killing me trying to figure that out.

  3. adam says:

    Dude, this is killing me. I’m at 14, and there’s one in particular that’s killing me that I know I should know, but I don’t know what it is. So, I submit to you 14, in the hopes that you only get 4 people with 15 and decide to show grace, which we all know Jesus loves so much.

    Fargo
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    Shawshank Redemption
    Top Gun
    Rope
    The Fugitive
    Braveheart
    The Titanic
    Gone With the Wind
    Jerry McGwire
    Leon: The Professional
    The Godfather
    The Terminator
    Jaws

  4. Chris Reardon says:

    I have 13…idk about the rest:
    Jaws
    The Godfather
    Terminator
    The Fugitive
    The Professional or Leon
    Fargo
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade? Cant tell which one exactly
    The Shawshank Redemption
    La Femme Nikita
    Top Gun
    Braveheart
    Titanic
    Jerry Maguire
    And then stuck…

  5. Brian King says:

    Star wars
    Gone with the wind
    The godfather
    Jaws
    The terminator
    Fargo
    raiders of the lost ark
    La femme nikita
    Shawshank redemption
    top gun
    Braveheart (almost said Rambo!)
    The professional
    Remember the titans
    Jerry Maguire
    In the line of fire

  6. Eric Baldwin says:

    The Godfather
    The Terminator
    Jaws
    Fargo
    Indiana Jones
    Shawshank Redemption
    Top Gun
    ET
    Braveheart
    Titanic
    Jerry McGuire
    Casablanca
    The Professional
    Star Wars
    Alien

  7. Jeff Gin says:

    Fargo
    In the Line of Fire
    Shawshank Redemption
    Top Gun
    The Fugitive
    Braveheart
    Titanic
    Star Wars
    Jerry Maguire
    The Professional
    Godfather
    Terminator
    Jaws
    Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Le Femme Nikita

    Nice room!!

  8. Daryl Allen says:

    Fargo, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Matrix, In the Line of Fire, Shawshank Redemption, Top Gun, The Godfather, The Terminator, The Fugitive, Braveheart,Titanic, Star Wars (Ep. 4: A New Hope), Jerry Maguire, The Professional, Jaws

  9. Ed Overell says:

    1) Fargo directed by the Coen Brothers (Joel & Ethan)
    2) Raiders of the Lost Ark directed by Steven Spielberg
    3) The Maltese Falcon directed by John Huston
    4) La Femme Nikita directed by Luc Besson
    5) In The Line of Fire directed by Wolfgang Peterson
    6) The Shawshank Redemption directed by Frank Darabont
    7)Top Gun directed by Tony Scott
    8) Psycho directed by Alfred Hitchcock
    9) The Fugitive directed by Andrew Davis
    10) Braveheart directed by Mel Gibson
    11) Can’t figure it out – you got me on this one!
    12) Titanic directed by James Cameron
    13) Gone With the Wind directed by Victor Fleming
    14) Star Wars directed by George Lucas
    15) Jerry McGuire directed by Cameron Crowe
    16) The Professional directed by Luc Besson
    17) Jaws directed by Steven Spielberg
    18) The Terminator directed by James Cameron
    19) The Godfather directed by Francis Ford Coppola

    *I’m pretty unsure about Maltese Falcon. I have a hunch I’m wrong but I can’t figure out what else it is. The ones on either side of Titanic are killing me! I don’t think Gone With The Wind is right, but I can’t figure anything else out!

  10. You guys are awesome. I feel bad… a bunch of you got 13 or 14 correct, but then missed one or two films. A couple of hints:

    1. One of the films is NOT “Gone With the Wind”

    2. One of the winners submitted 16 titles, in case one was wrong (and one was wrong- so he barely made it). Another winner submitted 18. At least 6 people missed it by just ONE film! You can resubmit.

  11. Chris Miller says:

    Here you go: Fargo, Indiana jones (1), La femme nakita, shawshank redemption, in the line of fire, top gun, the color purple, the fugative, braveheart, Titanic, gone with the wind, Star wars, Jerry mcguire, jaws, the terminator, the godfather… That’s all I recognize

  12. adam says:

    If my sermon stinks this Sunday, I’m blaming it 100% and you’re ultra time consuming game here.

  13. Chris Miller says:

    Fargo, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, La Femme Nikita, In the Line of Fire, The Shawshank Redemption, Top Gun, The Fugative, Braveheart, Titanic, Star Wars, Jerry McGuire, The Professional (Leon – in the UK), Jaws, The Terminator, The Godfather

  14. Ha… thanks Adam! I don’t feel sorry for you when all you have to do is click on the button at the top of this page and go back to THESOURCE4YM.COM where I provide a ton of free readymade sermons, discussion starters, curriculum, etc. 🙂 I already did your work for you!

  15. HINTS FROM JONATHAN:
    Okay… all 5 single book winners are in. That leaves only the bonus prize of any three of my books to the person who can name all the films and directors. That should be a lot simpler now that all the comments are posted. BUT, there are a few movies that no one has named yet.

    A FEW NEW HINTS:
    – No Maltese Falcon
    – No Psycho
    – No Matrix
    – No Color Purple
    – No Rope
    – No Remember the Titans
    – No Casablanca
    – No Aliens

    I’ll leave the comments on for a while and see if you guys figure them all out. Ed is the closest so far.

    I’ll judge the winner by the first person who posts it correctly.

  16. Josh Byers says:

    Here is my shot…

    1.Fargo – The Coen Brothers
    2.Raiders of the Lost Ark – Steven Speilberg
    3.The Paradine Case – Alfred Hitchcock
    4.Le Femme Nikita – Luc Besson
    5.In the Line of Fire – Wolfgang Petersen
    6.The Shawshank Redemption – Frank Darabont
    7.Top Gun – Tony Scott
    8.The Birds – Alfred Hitchcock
    9.The Fugitive – Andrew Davis
    10.Braveheart – Mel Gibson
    11.A cross between National Treasure, Tomb Raider and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure with a bit of Space Balls thrown in… Pretty sure a cross between John Hughes and Michael Bay would have to direct this one…
    12.Titanic – James Cameron
    13.To Catch a Thief – Alfred Hitchcock
    14.Star Wars – George Lucas
    15.Jerry Maguire – Cameron Crowe
    16.The Professional – Luc Besson
    17.The Godfather – Francis Ford Coppola
    18.Terminator – James Cameron
    19.Jaws – Steven Spielberg

  17. Ha… very good effort Josh.

    #3- wrong- Hint: a bit part for a young Norma
    #8- wrong- but correct director
    #11- so close! 🙂 Hint: acadamy award for best foreign film
    #13- wrong- this poster is regularly on the show HOUSE

  18. Mike says:

    Alright, I think I’ve got it!

    1. Godfather – Francis Ford Coppola
    2. Terminator – James Cameron
    3. Jaws – Steven Speilberg
    4. Fargo – the Coen Brothers
    5. Raiders of the Lost Ark – Steven Speilberg
    6. Asphalt Jungle – John Huston
    7. La Femme Nikita – Luc Besson
    8. In the Line of Fire – Wolfgang Peterson
    9. Shawshank Redemption – Frank Darabont
    10. Top Gun – Tony Scott
    11. Rear Window – Alfred Hitchcock
    12. The Fugitive – Andrew Davis
    13. Braveheart – Mel Gibson
    14. Cinema Paradiso – Giuseppe Tornatore
    (I actually got his one quick. One of the greatest movie endings of all time!)
    15. Titanic – James Cameron
    16. Touch of Evil – Orson Welles
    17. Star Wars – George Lucas
    18. Jerry Maguire – Cameron Crowe
    19. The Professional – Luc Besson

    So how’d I do?

  19. Fargo by Joel & Ethan Coen
    Raiders of the Lost Ark by Steven Spielberg
    Asphalt Jungle by John Huston
    Le Femme Nikita by Luc Beeson
    In the Line of Fire by Wolfgang Petersen
    Shawshank Redemption by Frank Darabont
    TopGun by Tony Scott
    Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock
    Fugitive by andrew davis
    BraveHeart by Mel Gibson
    Cinema Paradiso by Giuseppe Tornatore
    Titanic by James Cameron
    Touch of Evil by Orson Welles
    Star Wars by George Lucas
    Jerry Maguire by Cameron Crowe
    The Professional by Luc Beeson
    Jaws by Steven Spielberg
    Terminator by James Cameron
    Godfather by Francis Scott Coppola

  20. Good job Mike and Brian… Mike got it first.

    We’ve got all the winners now. Thanks for playin!

    🙂