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The 25 DVDs Barack Obama Gave to UK Prime Minister

Posted: March 11th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
The 25 DVDs Barack Obama Gave to UK Prime MinisterSubmit Comment
UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown recently made a visit to the United States to sit down and chat with President Barack Obama. As with most such visits, the two leaders exchange gifts.

Brown gave Obama an ornamental pen holder made from the timbers of the Victorian ship HMS Gannet, which was used in anti-slavery patrols alongside its sister ship the HMS Resolute. The desk currently used by Obama in the White House Oval office is built from the timbers of the HMS Resolute and is called the "Resolute desk."

Clearly, much thought went into this unique gift, which points out how far America and African-Americans have come and shows the signifance of Obama's jorney to the White House.

So what did Obama give to Brown? A box of 25 DVDs. Not only is Brown not a big fan of movies, but apparently the DVDs are not even for the right region. Which means that Brown might not be able to watch them on his DVD player.

Some of the DVDs include "The Grapes of Wrath," which is based on a novel by John Steinbeck about the Great Depression (nice choice). And Alfred Hitchcock's classic "Psycho." So who put together this brilliant collection? It was the American Film Institute, which received a "special request" from the White House last month. [via /Film]

Here is the entire list:

* Citizen Kane
* The Godfather
* Casablanca
* Raging Bull
* Singin' in the Rain
* Gone with the Wind
* Lawrence of Arabia
* Schindlerís List
* Vertigo
* The Wizard of Oz
* City Lights
* The Searchers
* Star Wars: Episode IV
* Psycho
* 2001: A Space Odyssey
* Sunset Boulevard
* The Graduate
* The General
* On the Waterfront
* It's a Wonderful Life
* Chinatown
* Some Like It Hot
* The Grapes of Wrath
* ET: The Extra-Terrestrial
* To Kill a Mockingbird

Source: DailyMail


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Figwit1216 writes:
on March 11th, 2009 at 6:07:51 PM

........HUH?
horrorfan005 writes:
on March 11th, 2009 at 6:22:18 PM

Please........
Cryan Jack writes:
on March 11th, 2009 at 6:30:25 PM

Ha! That's something Bush would do.
rzmsauce writes:
on March 11th, 2009 at 6:31:27 PM

Heres the List Obama wanted to give him but was turned down by Hillary Clinton. Disco Godfather (aka Avenging Disco Godfather) Blackenstein Boss Niger Blacula Cleopatra Jones Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold Cornbread, Earl and Me
brgrams33 writes:
on March 11th, 2009 at 6:35:26 PM

So apparently no thought went into the gift because it said the AFI chose the list... Classy... What an ass
bacci40 writes:
on March 11th, 2009 at 6:49:48 PM

uh....thoughtful gift? obama is not decended from slaves...his dad was a pure born african...and this whole thing of heads of state giving gifts is silly...when adams and franklin went to france, they sold american flags to raise funds...that is what we need to do now...we are broke...so send hillary over to england to sell dvds
grossefidelityanything writes:
on March 11th, 2009 at 7:02:16 PM

I love ya Obama, however....d*ck move man.
BondMcClane007 writes:
on March 11th, 2009 at 8:07:47 PM

hmm.. thats new... at least he has good taste
Pembrokehawk writes:
on March 11th, 2009 at 8:21:48 PM

Wow, what a great move for the leader of the free world. He put in as much thought as the voters did that put him in office.
autochthonous writes:
on March 11th, 2009 at 8:27:32 PM

It's nice to know that WorstPreviews has finally let their political colors fly. What's wrong with giving someone a box of DVDs? I think it says more about the age we're living and the fact that Obama has more connection to every single person that reads this website than some stuffy British guy who gives a pen set. Tell me this: would you rather want a 25 DVDs (some of the greatest movies ever made) or a pen set?
Pembrokehawk writes:
on March 11th, 2009 at 9:33:09 PM

I'd rather have the pen set that has some meaning. Maybe you should get out of your grandmothers basement and realize that the world doesn't revolve around Hollywood and the United States.
Gunslinger writes:
on March 11th, 2009 at 10:09:59 PM

I hope they were at least Blu-Rays.
Schottie21182 writes:
on March 11th, 2009 at 10:20:55 PM

This doesn't surprise me in the slightest. He spend 2-3 trillon dollars and can't get a nice gift for a leader of one of the few countries that are still friends with us. I agree with Cryan Jack and Pembrokehawk. This is something that Bush would do but yet I am sure that he would have put more thought into it than this f-ing idiot.
FlashNavy writes:
on March 11th, 2009 at 10:33:18 PM

Talk about making a mountain out of a mole hill. I'm glad he's spending time on something more important than Gordon Brown's parting gift. . .
Milwaukee Marvel writes:
on March 12th, 2009 at 3:07:51 AM

far from my list
farnum writes:
on March 12th, 2009 at 5:01:55 AM

hell, Obama could give me herpes and i'd still be grateful. this is the sort of stuff they mean when they say he's a really down to earth guy...who wants a friggin pen set?
Bystander85 writes:
on March 12th, 2009 at 7:51:11 AM

WHAT! No Mac & Me or Robojox!! Bah!
Johnny Neat writes:
on March 12th, 2009 at 10:00:40 AM

That was a weird choice by Obama. He has more sense than this... odd.
lemus869 writes:
on March 12th, 2009 at 10:43:17 AM

Obama knows what his doing, at least he is the first president to not look over movies!!! Although, "The Dark Knight" should have been in the list
autochthonous writes:
on March 12th, 2009 at 12:17:25 PM

Pembrokehawk- My grandma is dead and I live in Ireland, you damn twat. Your well-thought-out pen set is in the mail.
teuperman writes:
on March 12th, 2009 at 12:18:10 PM

Well I guess we can be grateful that broke back mountain wasn't in their. LOL
the_tortel writes:
on March 12th, 2009 at 6:02:58 PM

WEIRDO.....Good list though..
Planetastudios writes:
on March 12th, 2009 at 9:58:46 PM

everything happens for a reason.
Space_Ghost11 writes:
on March 15th, 2009 at 6:23:20 PM

on behalf of americans everywhere here's a list of some good/some old/ and some sh*tty films in hopes we can come at peace one day

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