Movies to live in
The Sheila Variations has a post on Movies She Would Like to Live in, [Hat tip: Truly Bad Films] and includes several, including Only Angels Have Wings. The comments have some choices that are closer to what I would want [and have heard of!], like Star Trek2: WoK, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Buckaroo Banzai. There are some other choices that are pretty much suicidal, like Aliens and Blade Runner. Trust me on this one, even if you never see an alien [or a predator], the Aliens universe is not a friendly place. Star Trek would be kinda cool to live in, even if they have moved beyond capitalism. And I would have at least a chance of a useful job there [I could be a much better ship's counselor than Troi, even without psychic abilities]. LotR and Star Wars are neat universes, but unless you're a main character you're cannon fodder. Pretty much the same for Bond. Buckaroo Banzai seems like a happy place to be. And even if you're not a member of the group, you could watch them play, read the comics, join the extended group [whatever they were called], and help out if the World Crime Syndicate had its hooks in your backyard. For the non-scifi list, might I recommend Max Dugan Returns? People who try hard, catch a break, and then succeed?