Movies

Current Favorites/ Recently Watched

 

Thor: Ragnarok

Life

 

Action:

“X-Men” 2000 w/ Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellan, Anna Paquin, Patrick Stewart (“X-2” is ok, “X-3” a loss)

“X-Men: First Class” 2011 w/ James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence

“X-Men Origins: Wolverine” 2009 w/ Hugh Jackman

“Batman Begins” 2005 w/ Christian Bale and Katie Holmes

“The Dark Knight” 2008 w/ Heath Ledger and Christian Bale

“The Dark Knight Rises” 2012 w/ Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway

“The A – ‘Team” 2010 w/ Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper

“The Italian Job”  2003 w/ Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron

“Sherlock Holmes” 2009 w/ Robert Downing Jr., Jude Law

“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” 2011 w/ Robert Downing Jr., Jude Law

“Ironman” 2008 w/ Gwenyth Paltrow and Robert Downing, Jr.  ( & Iron Man 2 for Natasha +Iron Man 3)

“Thor” 2011 w/ Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins

“Thor: The Dark World” 2013

“Thor: Ragnarok” 2017

“Guardians of the Galaxy” 2014 w/ Chis Pratt, Zoe Saldana

“Ant-Man” 2015 w/ Paul Rudd

“Captain America: The First Avenger” 2011 w/ Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” 2014

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” 2017

“Avengers” 2012 w/ Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey

“Man from U.N.C.L.E” 2015 w/ Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, and Alicia Vikander

“Bridge of Spies” 2015

“Rogue One” 2016

“Star Trek” 2009 w/ Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Paul McGillion, and Karl Urban

“Star Trek: Into Darkness” 2013

“Star Trek Beyond” 2016

“Hitman: Agent 47” 2015

“Mask of Zorro” 1998 w/ Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones.

“Unbroken” 2015

“The Fighting Sullivans” 1944

“Timeline” 2005 w/ Gerald Butler, Anna Friel, and Frances O’Connor

“Lone Ranger” 2013 w/ Arnie Hammer and Johnny Depp

The “Bourne” Trilogy w/ Matt Damon (Bourne Identity, Bourne Supremacy and Bourne Ultimatum, 2002, 2004 and 2007 respectively)

“Shooter” 2007  w/ Mark Walhberg

“Sahara”2005  w/ Steve Zahn

“National Treasure” 2005 w/ Nicholas Cage, Justin Bartha

“National Treasure: Book of Secrets” 2007 w/ Justin Bartha

“Frequency” 2000 w/ Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviziel, and Carrie-Ann Moss

“Cellular” 2004 w/ Chris Evans, Jason Statham, Kim Basinger

“Unstoppable” 2010 w/ Chris Pine, Denzel Washington

“Saints and Soldiers” 2003

“The Island” 2005 w/ Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Sean Bean, Djimon Hounsou

“Now You See Me” 2013 and “Now You See Me 2” 2016

“Pacific Rim” 2013

“Kong: Skull Island” 2017

“Blood Diamond” 2006 w/ Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou

 

Fantasy/ Fairytale:

“Tin Man” 2007 mini-series w/ Zooey Deschanel

“Alice in Wonderland” 2010 w/Johnny Dep, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska

“Alice” 2009 mini-series w/ Andrew Lee Potts, Caterina Scorsone

“Pirates of the Carribean” 2003 w/ Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Kiera Knightley and Johnny Depp

“Dead Man’s Chest” , “At World’s End”  and “On Stranger Tides” are passable, 2006,  2007 and 2011 respectively.

“The Mummy” 1999 w/ Brendan Frasier and Rachel Wiesz

“The Mummy Returns” 2001 w/ Brendan Frasier and Rachel Wiesz

“Lord of the Rings” trilogy 2001-2003

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” 2012 w/ Richard Armitage and Martin Freeman

(The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug 2013  +  The Hobbit: There and Back Again 2014)

“Ever After”1998  w/ Drew Barrymore, Angelica Houston, and Dougray Scott

“Stardust” 2007 w/ Claire Dane

“Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell” (mini-series) 2015

“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” 2005 w/ Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes

“The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” 2008 w/ Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Ben Barnes, William Mosley and Anna Popplewell

“Arabian Nights” 2000 Hallmark w/ Dougray Scott

“Tenth Kingdom” 2000 Hallmark w/ Kimberley Williams Paisley

“Princess Bride” 1987 w/ Carl Elwiess

“Cinderella” 2015

“Anastasia” Fox/ 1998 animated feature

“Penelope” 2008 James McAvoy, Christina Ricci

“George and the Dragon” 2004 (seen Sept. 2008) James Purefoy

“Dracula Untold” w/ Luke Evans

“Darkness Falls”  2003 w/ Chaney Kley, Emma Caulfield, Lee Cormie

“Mirror, Mirror” 2012 w/ Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Sean Bean

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” 2016

Jack the Giant Slayer 2013

 

Children’s/ Family Fare:

“Letters to Juliet” 2010 w/ Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave

“Leap Year” 2010 w/ Amy Adams (unmarried couple living together)

“Race to Witch Mountain” 2009

“On A Clear Day” 2005 w/ Dominic Monaghan (seen May 2008)

“Woman in Gold” 2016 w/ Ryan Reynolds

“Just Like Heaven” 2005 w/ Reese Witherspoon, Jon Heder

“Rocketman” 1997 w/ Harland Williams, Jessica Lundy, William Sadler

“Dear Frankie” 2004 w/ Gerald Butler (Adult themes and a kiss)

“Evelyn” 2002 w/ Pierce Brosnan (Adult themes)

“In From the Night” Hallmark Film

“I Am David” 2003 w/ Jim Caviziel (Adult themes, including gulag, death execution style)

“ Secondhand Lions” 2003 w/ Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment

“Return to Me” 2000 w/ Minnie Driver and David Duchovny, Carroll O’ Connor, Robert Loggia

“Caddie Woodlawn” 1989 Wonderworks edition

“Little Princess” 1986 Wonderworks edition

“Iron Will” 1994

“Princess of Thieves” 2001 Disney w/ Kiera Knightley

“ Princess Caraboo” 1994 (Some more adult situations)

“The Inheritance” 1996 Focus on the Family productions

“Jane of Lantern Hill” 1990 w/ Sarah Polley

“Railway Children” 2000 BBC

“ The Treaure Seekers” 1996

Austenland 2013

Eddie the Eagle

“Follow the Stars Home” 2001 Hallmark w/ Kimberly Williams-Paisley

“A Series of Unfortunate Events” 2005 w/ Emily Browning

“Nanny McPhee” 2005 w/ Emma Thompson and Colin Firth (one adult-ish scene)

“Nanny McPhee Returns” 2010 w/ Ralph Fiennes, Emma Thompson and Asa Butterfield

“Spiderwick Chronicles” 2008 w/ Freddie Highmore

“Waking Ned Divine” 1998 w/ David Kelly (adult situation/ language)

“Bachelor Mother” 1939 w/ Ginger Rogers, David Niven

“It Started with Eve” 1941 w/ Deanna Durbin

“Trouble with Angels”  1966 w/ Hayley Mills, Rosalind Russell

“The Help” 2011 w/ Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain

“Secretariat” 2010 w/ Diane Lane, John Malkovich

 

Animated: Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, etc.

Tangled (2010)

Beauty and the Beast

Hercules

Mulan

Tarzan

Quest for Camelot

Shrek (2 and 3 are tolerable)

Madagascar (Madagascar 2 and Penguins of Madgascar)

Over the Hedge

Monster’s Inc.

Cars & Cars 2

Ratatouille

Up

The Incredibles

Brave (2012)

The Swan Princess

Song of the Sea

Spirit

Sleeping Beauty

Robin Hood

The Iron Giant

Emperor’s New Groove

How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon 2 2014

Big Hero 6 2014

Despicable Me


Period Films/ Dramas:

“Mansfield Park” 1999 Miramax w/ Frances O’ Connor  (The 2008 ITV version with Billie Piper is decent.)

“ The Importance of Being Earnest” 2002 w/ Colin Firth, Rupert Everett

“ An Ideal Husband” 1999 w/ Rupert Everett, Minnie Driver

“Jane Eyre” 2007 WGBH

“Bleak House” 2005 WGBH w/ Anna Maxwell-Martin, Gillian Anderson

“North & South” 2004 WGBH w/ Richard Armitrage

“Wives and Daughters” 1999 WGBH w/ Keeley Hawes, Justine Waddell

“ Our Mutual Friend” 1998 WGBH w/ Anna Friel

“ Pride & Prejudice” 1995 A&E w/ Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle

“Pride & Prejudice” 2005 w/ Kiera Knightley

“ Sense & Sensibility” 1995 w/ Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant

“Sense & Sensibility” 2008 w/ Hattie Morohan and Charity Wakefield

“Emma” 1998 Miramax w/ Gwenyth Paltrow, Jeremy Northam

“Emma” 2009 ITV/BBC w/ Romola Garai, Michael Gambon, and Johnny Lee Miller

“ Persuasion” 1995

“Persuasion” 2008 w/ Sally and Rupert

“Northanger Abbey” 2008 w/ Felicity Jones

“Nicholas Nickleby” 2002 Miramax w/ Anne Hathway

“ Anne of Green Gables” Sullivan Films 1985

“Anne of Avonlea” a.k.a. “The Sequel” Sullivan Films 1987

“Cranford” WGBH 2008 w/ Dame Judi Dench (“Return to Cranford” 2009 as well)

“Little Dorrit” WGBH 2008 w/ Claire Foy, Matthew Macfadyen

“King’s Speech” 2010 w/ Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush

“Lost Prince” 2003 w/ Gina McKee, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Daniel Williams ( BBC made for TV film)

“Young Victoria” 2009 w/ Emily Blunt, Paul Bettany, Rupert Friend

“Love & Friendship” 2015 with Kate Beckinsdale

“Belle” 2013 w/ Gugu Mbatha-Raw

 

Religious:

“The Passion”  w/ Jim Caviziel. Director Mel Gibson

“Therese” Director Leonardo Defileppis

“The Bells of St. Mary”

‘The Reluctant Saint”

“ The Devil and Daniel Webster”

“ The Scarlet and the Black”

“ The Singing Nun” w/ Debbie Reynolds

“ Come to the Stable”

“The Gift of Love”

“Blossoms in the Dust”

“The Ultimate Gift” 2007 w/ Drew Fuller and Abigail Breslin

“Going My Way”

“ Inn of the Sixth Happiness”

“ Miracle at Marcelino”

“Miracle at Moreaux”

“ I Confess”

“ Spitfire Grill”  (adult!)

“Sophie Scholl” (English subtitles)

“Padre Pio: Miracle Man”

“Risen”

 

Upcoming Films:

Murder on The Orient Express 2017

The Last Jedi – Star Wars VIII

Jumanji reboot

Maze Runner: Death Cure

Black Panther

Justice League

Amazons & Swallows



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