Movies/shows to see

  • Facing Waves – paddling series (Barry B.)
  • Queen – Viola Davis
  • PBS Holocaust 3 Parter
  • Man in the Middle – soccer center ref (Scott S)
  • Peeky Blinders
  • Operation Mincemeat
  • Cardinal (Mindy)
  • TAR – Cate Blanchett (art, music and the creative impulse)
  • See iPhone listing too
  • The Missing
  • Parkland
  • The Gift
  • The long walk home
  • Gladiator
  • Any James Bond movie
  • Elvis & Nixon
  • Prize fighter
  • Forsaken
  • Fences
  • All American
  • Mandela long walk to freedom
  • Eyes of Tammy Faye
  • Code Breaker – PBS
  • State Secrets
  • Greatest Game Ever Played – golf match
  • Kanopy – War & Peace
  • Pose – LGBTQIA+
  • Inherit the Wind and others HERE
  • Belfast – Van Morrison music in the background
  • Ford vs. Ferrarri
  • aTV: Ted Lasso; Get Back; Bosch; Travels with my Father; Space;
  • Sondheim – Company, Gypsy, others?
  • I’m Not There – Bob Dylan by 6 actors
  • The Chosen – video series (Mark McB)
  • Eight Days a Week
  • Mike Wallace is Here – Chris Davis
  • Judas and the Black messiah
  • Promising Young woman
  • The Big Short
  • Atlantic Crossing (PBS) – series of about 8 shows (Norway)
  • The English Game – 6 episodes on Netflix (Scott Stewart)
  • Amend: The Fight for America (15th Amendment) Netflix – Bill & Ilene

    • Episode 5 – don’t have to watch the previous 4 to appreciate this one (Chris D. highly recommends)
  • Surviving Death (Afterlife) Netflix – Chris D
  • The Father – Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Coleman (dementia)
  • Mank – Netflix
  • Fisherman’s Friends – Netflix (Panera Guys like this one)
  • Penguin Bloom
  • Minari – Korean immigrant
  • Sound of Metal – Amazon Prime
  • October Sky – re-watch
  • The Durrells in Corfu (Netflix) is a 26-episode British comedy-drama series inspired by Gerald Durrell‘s three autobiographical books about his family’s four years (1935–1939) on the Greek Island of Corfu.
  • The Big Lebowski
  • A Room with a View – Ilene Tu.
  • Asian American History (series of 5 documentary pieces) https://www.pbs.org/show/asian-americans/ Asian Americans – Yong Hun Kim
  • Same Kind of Different As Me (Bev from NEC)
  • Greyhound – Tom Hanks
  • Dark Waters – Todd Haynes film
  • American Son
  • Harriet
  • Ford vs. Ferrari
  • Knives Out (Several like this one)
  • RGB
  • A Matter of Sex (Ruth Bader Ginsburg)
  • Yesterday
  • Echo In the Canyon (2018) – A look at the roots of the historic music scene in L.A.’s Laurel Canyon featuring the music of iconic music groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas.
  • AARP suggestions January 2019
    • Ballad of Buster Scrugges
    • Mary Queen of Scots
    • Green Book
    • First Man (Ryan Gosling)
  • PANERA BOYS – RECENT ONES WORTH VIEWING!
    • Prep and Landing – animated short (Scott St.)
    • Scent of a Woman (Chris)
    • St. Vincent – funny (Bill T.)
    • The Comedian – Robert Dinero
    • Hitchcock – Rear window, Vertigo (one of the best ever per reviewers)
    • Wait Until Dark – great ending (Scott St. & John Sel.)
    • Woodlawn (Harry) – good football movie
    • Into the Woods (Bill T. – very good flick)
    • Pride (Bill T.)
    • Railway Man (Harry)
    • Chef (Chris) – relatively recent
    • About Time (Chris) – father/son theme
    • Big Hero Six (Scott) – kids movie that adults will like
  • Lili – Leslie Caron with the theme song Hi Lili, Hi Low
  • Cocoa – animation (Cliff/Ginny)
  • Baghdad cafe (Tina/Joe)
  • Out of Africa
  • The quiet man
  • Center stage – ballet show watched part of in South Africa
  • Where eagles dare
  • Band of brothers
  • Journey To the moon
  • The Gods must be crazy
  • Marvelous miss Maisel
  • Pans labyrinth
  • Summer rental
  • Offer up – Craig’s list
  • Knife skills
  • Inside man – entertaining movie (Chris D)
  • American made (Chris D)
  • Eye in the sky
  • 13th – mass incarceration documentary (Chris)
  • Conspiracy theory
  • Longmire – 6 series
  • Coco – Mexico animated show, ancients
  • Love Simon – Sean D
  • Molly’s game – Chris D
  • Spielberg documentary
  • Kill Bill (no Kim) – Randy
  • Glass Castle – Welch, WV
  • Lorax (sustainability)
  • Sense and Sensibility (Victoria)
  • Awakenings (Hole-in-the-wall guys)
  • Silence (Dean Sh.) – visually beautiful, downer but great imagery
  • Flirting with Disaster – Mary Tyler Moore
  • Inside Out
  • Damnation (Ben/Susan)
  • 180 degrees South (Ben/Susan)
  • Supermensch – Jane Feil
  • Queen of Katwe (Mom reco; girl who plays chess)
  • The American President (a Scott S. favorite)
  • Five Easy Pieces (dry rye toast)
  • War Room (Mark McB)
  • The Notebook – mentioned again recently
  • My All American (Mom Long)
  • Smoke Signals (Mom Long – good book and movie)
  • Salt of the Earth – documentary of photographer (Sarah – Myanmar)
  • Still Alice
  • Perfect Game – LP/Nancy were watching
  • Great Santini
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • Broadcast News
  • Network
  • The Piano
  • The Firm
  • The Great Escape
  • Hail Caesar
  • Spotlight – Oscar winner 2016 priests
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Scary Movie – Rosemanie
  • 21 – Chris D.
  • State of Play – Chris D.
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie – MTM & Julie Andrews
  • Working Stiffs – Silicon Valley series
  • Water for Elephants (Sam)
  • Armistad
  • Jagged Edge – Chris & Lori
  • Suspect – Chris & Lori
  • State of Play – Chris & Lori
  • Song of Bernadette – 1943 – youtube here (looks like good quality)
  • Somm – documentary about four sommeliers (Sam)
  • The Magnificent Seven – Yul Brenner
  • Roman Holiday (Chris) – classic
  • Roots miniseries
  • Once
  • “When the Game Stands Tall (Mom Long – football team in CA won 151 straight games. See special feature about the coach on whose career the movie was based – very interesting)
  • Theory of Everything (Stephen Hawking – best actor portrayal)
  • The Wolf of Wall Street (Redbox)
  • Twice in a Lifetime – Seattle Seahawks (Mom Long)
  • Civil War shows including Gettysburg, Patriot, Glory
  • On the Beach (1959) – great stars
  • What’s Up Doc – see it again, extremely funny scene (per Bruce F.)
  • The Hundred-Foot Journey – Mom Long
  • Interstellar – high ratings
  • Nightcrawler – high ratings
  • What Dreams May Come – Cliff
  • Alive Inside (Rhonda O’R)
  • True detectives- twisted
  • Bottleshock – wine
  • Sideways – merlot
  • The Laramie Project (Debbie R.)
  • My Girl – Dan Akroyd (Magdie) – good 60s/70s music
  • The Now Voyager (Lee D)
  • The Banner Project (“Waram women” in this one as extras)
  • The Witch: New England Folk Tale (Michael Waram set-building efforts with hollow logs in particular)
  • Only Lovers Left Alive (A by Gannett)
  • Finding Vivian Maier (A by Gannett)
  • Neighbors (A- by Gannett)
  • Billy Madison (extras from Carol)
  • Starship Troopers (extras from Carol)
  • Lonely Hearts Club (extras from Carol)
  • Frozen
  • Twelve Years a Slave
  • Enemy – a creepy look at identity
  • Muppets Most Wanted – repeats magic almost
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel – a delight with whimsy guest stars, favitas
  • Internet – Atomic Cafe documentary (Bruce Longley)
  • Internet – Batman 1943 (Bruce Longley)
  • Adore (Mia – a little bizarre with moms falling for sons of their best friends)
  • Failure to Launch (casual watch – Jim Morrison)
  • Men of Honor (Navy diver)
  • “Strictly Ballroom” – Andy highly recommends
  • The Departed
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood
  • Finding Forrester
  • Pretty Woman
  • Erin Brokovich
  • Oceans 11 (12 and 13)
  • Hunt for Red October
  • Patriot Games
  • Clear and Present Danger
  • Airport
  • Airplane
  • Back to the Future
  • Dead Poet’s Society
  • Tom Hanks movies
    • BIG
    • Cast Away
    • Toy Story (original, 2 and 3)
    • Da Vinci Code
    • Saving Private Ryan
  • Maverick
  • Fargo
  • Elysium
  • Practical Magic
  • Proposal
  • Red
  • Red 2
  • Rock of Ages
  • Despicable Me
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Robin Hood- Russell Crowe
  • Ransom
  • Hair
  • Vanilla Sky – Cliff
  • Hook
  • My Fair Lady
  • Doctor Doolittle
  • Hotel Rwanda
  • Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
  • Roxanne
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • The Producers
  • The Twelve Chairs
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Silent Movie
  • High Anxiety
  • History of the World, Part I
  • Spaceballs
  • Life Stinks
  • Robin Hood: Men in Tights
  • Dracula: Dead and Loving It
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Cleopatra
  • Enemy at the Gates
  • A Bridge Too Far
  • Bridge Over the River Kwai
  • The King and I
  • Schindler’s List –
  • To Kill a Mockingbird – Katie
  • Harry Potter – Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Sam)
  • Lord of the Rings: Two Towers
  • Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
  • Inglorius Basterds
  • E.T.
  • Clue – one of the favorites
  • The Color of Money
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • West Side Story
  • Oklahoma
  • Jaws
  • World War Z
  • Zombieland – funny
  • Aladdin
  • Tangled
  • The Emperor’s New Groove
  • Ice Age
  • History of the World – Part I
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Coming to America
  • Stripes
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles – perspective on spending time, getting to know someone and how (NOT) to treat others
  • Remember the Titans – good one with Denzel Washington
  • Rudy
  • A Time to Kill
  • Ben Hur
  • Sound of Music
  • Calendar Girls
  • Steel Magnolias
  • Thelma and Louise
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?
  • Rain Man
  • See Christmas-time videos below for more!

Christmas Videos

  • Scrooge (the musical) – per Bruce Fogwell

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