With the first-ever Geek Awards approaching on August 18, Moviefone is celebrating everything wonderful about geeks in the movies. After watching the quirky characters get picked on and abused for being themselves, nothing feels sweeter than seeing them win in the end. Whether its standing up to a bully or scoring a date, the geeks do it with some ingenuity and creativity -- always showing off what makes them so geeky.

Moviefone salutes the famous geeks of cinema who succeed by doing it their way -- the geeky way.


With the first-ever Geek Awards approaching on August 18, Moviefone is celebrating everything wonderful about geeks in the movies. After watching the quirky characters get picked on and abused for being themselves, nothing feels sweeter than seeing them win in the end. Whether its standing up to a bully or scoring a date, the geeks do it with some ingenuity and creativity -- always showing off what makes them so geeky.

Moviefone salutes the famous geeks of cinema who succeed by doing it their way -- the geeky way.

The Geek Claims His Prize in 'Sixteen Candles' (1984)

Anthony Michael Hall's "The Geek," aka "Farmer Ted," wagers a dozen floppy disks on the assurance that he can bed Samantha (Molly Ringwald). After his dance moves fail to impress her, he finally sits down to just talk to her. And even though he has no romantic chance with her, she is nice enough to him to lend her a pair of his underwear. He can proudly flaunt it on display to all his fellow outcast -- and charging a dollar per person to gaze upon the panties -- proclaim himself the "King of the Geeks."



The Nerds Stand Up for Themselves in 'Revenge of the Nerds' (1984)
Even after the nerds of Lambda Lambda Lambda win the Greek Games and gain control of the Greek Council, they are still picked on by the jocks of Alpha Beta. They finally stop the tormenting not through pranks, but proudly proclaiming that they are nerds, and their love of academics is nothing to scoff at. They punctuate their point when all students of Adams College stand up with them and admit that they too are social misfits.

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George McFly Fights Biff in 'Back to the Future' (1985)
The spazzy McFly can't talk to Lorraine and would rather retreat into his sci-fi writing, and is content with passively taking Biff's daily abuse. New-kid-in-town Marty convinces George that he must win Lorraine's heart, so urgently that you'd think his life depended on it. When Biff interferes and foils Marty's plan for George to win an easy fake fight, the geek is forced to actually take a swing. His right hook rescues Lorraine and changes his future forever.

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Max Fischer Returns to the Stage in 'Rushmore' (1998)
After getting expelled from Rushmore Academy and getting his heart broken by the older Ms. Cross, Max bottoms out. Eventually coming to terms with the pain of growing up and losing your first love, Max does everything he can to make things right with everyone: he makes his grand return to the stage with his first-ever original production, honors his deceased mother and giving a happy ending to his best friend Herman's Vietnam history and becomes the toast of Grover Cleveland High,



Peter Parker Finally Gets the Girl in 'Spider-Man 2' (2004)
Guilt-ridden Spider-Man has to give up everything to be a crime-fighter: a stable photography job, a successful academic career and worst of all, the girl of his dreams. Despite saving New York City many thankless times, he still has to watch his high-school sweetheart Mary Jane run off to marry somebody else. But when she finally learns his secret identity, and chooses to be with him -- despite the danger -- Peter Parker finally has the one thing he has wanted. Even when he has to go stop another crime, he has an extra spring in his swing.



McLovin Gets His Groove on in 'Superbad' (2007)
Fogell's (yes, that's his actual name) simple plan of getting a fake ID to buy booze, so he would look cool at a party, is turned upside-down by adventure with the police. After being punched in the face by a robber, then attacked by a drunk bum and actually getting away with pretending to be a 25-year old organ donor from Hawaii named McLovin, actually getting to the party is a piece of cake. It gives him the confidence to finally talk Nicola, who is so impressed with his swagger that she will wait for him while he is in jail.



Augie Defeats King Argotron in 'Role Models' (2008)
It's a double-shot of Christopher Mintz-Plasse. As social misfit Augie, he has no friends and a miserable home-life. His only joy is medieval live-action role-playing where he can assume the identity of Lord Blufkin. Despite clearly "slaying" King Argotron in a duel, he's denied victory and kicked out of the game. Luckily, his "Big Brother" Danny convinces him to come back for the battle royale. Aided by his new KISS-army inspired kingdom, he finally defeats the corrupt king and impresses the equally shy Queen Esplen.




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