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Question: I am looking for a movie which I watched as a kid in the 90's. It starts with a girl getting off a school bus and walks to her house. She walks in and sees her mother being stabbed to death. The girl runs away and in to the forest where the killer runs after her. She manages to get away but loses her memory. She grows up and as an adult starts remembering what happened. I really want to know what this movie is called.

Question: This horror/mystery/supernatural movie is from the 60's or 70's and all I can remember is that a family moves into or inherits a grand manor with an over grown pool. There is a man who is missing his legs and lives under the sinks - uses secret tunnels to traverse the manor on a wheeled board.

Question: Movie help: I cannot remember the title or any actors. All I remember is a teenage girl runs away from home. A man picks her up hitchhiking, they talk for a while, I think he is about to drive her home, then a truck hits them in an accident and she is killed. The man now knows where she lives and he goes to see her mom. That's all I can remember, if anyone knows what it is called please help me.

Answer: The film is "Snow Cake". The man is Alan Rickman, the mother is played by Sigourney Weaver, her character is suffering from autism.


Question: I'm looking for a movie about a little girl, her older brother and her mother who were about to travel to somewhere or maybe return to the U.S. While at the airport the little girl's doll was mixed up with a similar doll filled with diamonds. The mother was arrested at the airport, and the little girl and her brother were on the run from the thieves who owned the diamond filled doll, I believe they were running from the thieves in Mexico. Most of this movie detail may not be accurate but that's how I remember it, and also this movie is not "The Child Glass."

Question: I'm looking for a movie or maybe a TV movie from the late 90s/early 2000s, where a man stalks a teenage girl and sometimes stalks her in her own house. It's not the movie "Hider In The House" but similar. The only scenes I can remember with detail are: the father ends up walking on a trap door and falls into the basement where he's pierced by spikes, and the stalker forces the daughter to dance with him at the end. Also I believe the teenage girl has no mother, and the only family she has are her father and brother.

Answer: Christina's House.

Question: Looking for the title of a animated movie, I remember watching it on the movie network years ago (15+), and it was really quite funny. From what I can remember it was animated, and it was about a bunch of kids, they were rather vulgar and it was a R rated comedy-like movie for adults. I thought it was called The Kid, but i can't find it anywhere online. Keeps coming up with the Disney movie, and its DEFINITELY not a Disney movie. There's one line that stands out for me it goes something like this: "Beware of he who F*cketh, for the time and the tide, by thou thyselves be f*cked in double measure up the a*s, thou ignoble f*ckhead" I would LOVE to find it and watch it. I'm wondering if it was an independent film or something and that's why it's so difficult to find, but if anyone knows the movie I'm referring to, I would greatly appreciate the help.

Question: Not sure of the name of a movie. It's about a group of girlfriends that go to see one of their friends. They find out that their friend is in an abusive relationship. I do remember one scene that might help a little more. On their way to see their girlfriend they tease a cop or maybe some random by pretending they are taking off their undies, but really they have a glove box full of undies and they throw their spare undies to the guy.

Question: I'm looking for the title of a heist movie. I don't have a specific time frame of when it was made, but I do remember that I watched it somewhere between 2001 and 2005 on DVD. It had a (subtle) sex scene in it which took place in a sauna, and I think it ended with the main character putting someone on a weight bomb in a white van, and after that he got out via a secret hatch in the bottom, parked over a sewer.

Answer: The movie is "Heist" with Gene Hackman; great movie with numerous twists and surprises...

Question: Looking for an 80s movie where a young teenage girl sees a young man that was singing in the mall and befriends him. They become intimate and she becomes pregnant, and her male best friend was there for her when she aborts the baby.

Answer: Sounds like "Fast Times at Ridgemont High. "


Question: I'm trying to find the title of a movie I watched in the early 1980's about a poor military family whose daughter is killed by a train while playing on the train tracks, and money is donated to the family for the funeral. That's pretty much all I can remember, but would love to see it again.

Answer: I think it was a made-for-TV movie with Jane Fonda called the Dollmaker.

Question: I am looking for a movie that played on the scifi channel between 2002-2004 aired very late at night. I caught the last 15 minutes which showed two men fighting in an old west looking indian fort. The men stabbed and beat each other repeatedly and one had a small sickle stuck in him during the fighting. The film ended when the 2 men wrestled each other and rolled into a bear trap which killed them both, then some people rode to the fort, opened the room the men were in, looked at them, and then closed the door. The credits rolled then. Last thing that might help, no one said a word during the entire last 15 minutes as I remember.

Answer: The film you're looking for is "Ravenous".


Question: I'm after the title of a cartoon. I remember watching a cartoon when I was young i.e. in the late 90s (animated film) that had hillbilly style animals that would play bluegrass music. I remember the grass actually being blue in the cartoon. I remember one scene where the 'good character' was versus the 'evil character' in a musician's competition and the evil character was playing so hard that the guitar smoked and blew up. Another scene was when the good character was being told to keep on practising and he would get better at playing his banjo. This sounds really vague, I know, but any help would be appreciated.

Answer: Are you thinking of The Devil and Daniel Mouse? This was an animated short movie made by the Canadian company Nelvana. You can find it on Nelvanamation Vol. 2 or in the DVD extras of Rock & Rule (another, and even better, Nelvana film).


Question: I can't remember the name of this movie - maybe it is a kid's movie. But the father of this family creates a white teddy bear that every kid loves. I think the teddy bear would say "i love you" or something. Then, this nice teddy bear get mass distributed across the country. The very first bear that the father made is actually completely evil and wants to take over the world or something by controlling all the teddy bears. The teddy bear get red eyes when he's evil. What movie is this?

Answer: It was the 'honey I shrunk the kids' TV show. The bear was called Fwuffy. It's on YouTube.

Question: I am looking for a foreign film about a woman who lets a stranger who is also a woman live with her while her husband went off to war, I believe. I just remember at the end of the film the stranger kills the woman and takes her child. The husband comes back from war to find his wife dead in a tent outside of there home. The movie ends with the stranger woman on a boat with the child. I would like to know the name of this film.

Question: What's the name of the John Wayne movie where an actor has his eyes burned out by Indians?

Answer: Hondo.


Question: I watched this movie a long time ago about these young kids and they all went out on a boat on the lake for this boy's birthday. The boy couldn't swim and got knocked off the boat and he drowned and died. The teens took the body and went to bury it - they all swore they wouldn't tell, but then they got guilty and told the cops.

Answer: I'm pretty sure this movie is Mean Creek.


Question: I'm trying to remember the name of a movie from the late 70s that I saw while I was in a Children's hospital here in Nova Scotia, Canada back in 1978. I believe it was a TV Movie, probably on CBC or CTV. It was about a white cobweb or some sort of white substance that spread and no one could touch it or they would get sick or hurt. I believe the setting was a cabin in the woods type setting(centered around a family), with a lake, canoes.etc. I remember there is a point in the movie where they think they have gotten rid of the white substance but then it comes back as part of the anti-climax of the movie. It haunts me to this day. Would really love to find out what it was called.

Question: This is a movie I saw in the 90's - I can't remember its name but it was about a little girl who can't talk and uses sign language. I remember a scene where she was sitting in the garden with her nanny or teacher, I think learning the word love in sign language, and wrote it on her hand.

Answer: "The Miracle Worker", about Helen Keller.

Question: I don't know if it's a show or a movie but there's a scene where a boy and a girl are at the movies and the girl is really into the movie. She keeps reaching in the bag of popcorn which is on the boy's lap. The boy then proceeds to dump the popcorn so the girl can touch his penis. The bag has red and white vertical stripes.

Answer: Not sure if it's the scene you're thinking of, but the movie "Diner" uses a box of popcorn that way.

Question: I'm looking for the title of an classic animation movie about people living in a space consisting only of clouds, with no gravity, and the people travel using aircraft. The story is about a young boy who got trained to be a soldier, wearing a glider suit to movie about the clouds, and then later on met a professor and helped him build a jet engine which he used to power a jet plane to fight against a giant robotic monster that was apparently also a creation of the professor. The story is a little blurry, but that's all the information I have.

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