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Question: I can not remember this movie - the plot was that someone was trying to capture a human soul. A boy dying of cancer was in the movie and so was a girl; it was on the former Sci-Fi channel some time between 1983 and 2000. One of the lines was that when the light pluses she speaks. I have no idea of the title or who was in it.

Chosen answer: You're looking for The Lifeforce Experiment (1994) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110351], based on Daphne Du Maurier's story "The Breakthrough." There's a detailed write-up at http://moria.co.nz/sciencefiction/breakthrough-1994-lifeforce-experiment.htm and here's a preview clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znqgdoy200g.

Question: I am trying to find the name of a particular movie and am not sure how old it is. The plot is this: a husband finds that his wife is sleeping with his best friend. In reaction he begins counting cards in blackjack and building an alternate identity. Ultimately he ends up faking his own death off a bridge and running off with a woman and 1 million dollars. At the airport he switches briefcases with a man in front of him that ends up getting arrested. He then finds millions of dollars in the man's briefcase that he stole.

Chosen answer: Nowhere to Run (1978) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078009/.] Plot: A disgruntled husband devises a winning blackjack system as part of an elaborate scheme to leave his overbearing, unfaithful wife and start a new life, despite the fact that she has hired an inept, down-at-the-heels private detective to keep an eye on him. Here's a clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bYOYvVJK68.

rumandwrite

Question: I am looking for a movie title that I used to watch as a little girl. I'm thinking it is from the late 80's or early 90's. All I can remember is there is a little girl in a school uniform with short brown hair. She is with a couple men who do bad things. I don't remember if she is the daughter of one of them. At the end one of the men gets shot and she is crying over him. Sorry, that's all I can remember.

Aharkins

Chosen answer: The Three Fugitives.

Question: There was a movie I watched a couple of years ago on LMN and it involved a woman who was house sitting, She had tried on the owner's clothing and wore it when answering the front door to a guy who planned on stealing something in the house. I also remember a scene where the guy has the girl tied by the wrists hanging from the shower thing in the greenhouse, and then they end up making out with each other.

Chosen answer: A House in the Hills.

Question: I saw an old movie or TV show when I was a kid, possibly from 60s or 70s but don't know the name. What I do remember is someone changing pictures on a wall that was on a staircase for the purpose of driving a woman insane. I remember she would continue to see different pictures on the wall and think she was losing her mind. Does anyone know the name of this show or movie?

Chosen answer: Rod Serling's Night Gallery pilot episode aired 11-08-69 called "The Cemetery" matches your description except for it being a woman. DESCRIPTION: A black-sheep nephew murders his ailing uncle for the inheritance only to find some disturbing changes in the old man's painting of the family graveyard. Starring Roddy McDowall and Ossie Davis. Hope this helps!

Question: Does anyone know the name of the TV show when a boy is accused of killing his girlfriend and he gets locked up, but they let him out years later and almost the whole town wants him dead because they think he's guilty?

Chosen answer: I think you are talking about Rectify, on the Sundance channel, which is about a guy who was on death row for 19 years for killing his girlfriend, and then released because of new DNA.

Question: Looking for the title of a early or mid 1990's movie that involves a young woman that is in some kind of trouble and hides out in an elderly man's apartment, and winds up sleeping with him.

gabbott7

Chosen answer: Might be "The Last Good Time'. You don't give much info but a younger women lives with an older man briefly and has sex with him.

Question: I'm looking for the title of a movie. I watched it as a kid, on TV, sometime in the 90's. It was based on a mom and her two daughters. The youngest daughter was really into swimming. She walked around with a swimming cap on. I want to say the mom drank a lot, but I don't remember that for sure. I believe the mom went out with a guy that her oldest daughter had a crush on. The older daughter leaves one night with her younger sister, to meet a guy. Possibly the same guy. The younger daughter almost drowns in the river while her sister is up in a tower with the guy. I don't believe the little girl dies. That's about all I can remember. Kind of vague, but I hope someone can help! Thanks!

Spk0930

Chosen answer: The movie is Mermaids (1990). It starred Cher, Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci.

Gavin Jackson

Question: I am looking for the name of a movie about a girl who lives in a small town, and when a local girl is killed she starts to obsess about the murder and eventually kidnaps a boy who may or may not be the killer. I saw a review of it 3 years back - it was starring an up and coming young actress. I thought it was Winter's Bone, but it's not.

Chosen answer: Sounds a lot like Hard Candy - the actress was Ellen Page.

Question: Trying to remember a certain Christmas movie. A woman stops celebrating Christmas because when she was a child, she was going to mail a letter to Santa and I can't remember if she did or not. As an adult she loses her faith in the holiday and suddenly, all of the lights in her neighborhood go out. It's not until, with the help of an angel, that she mails the letter renewing her faith in Christmas and the lights come back.

Chosen answer: It sounds like One Magic Christmas (1985) which starred Mary Steenburgen.

Jeff Swanson

Question: I forgot the name of this one movie that I saw back in 2007 on cable television (I believe it aired on AZNtv) the film is set in India and centers around a woman whose family owns a restaurant from their home. Her (rather mixed) family arranges for her to marry a man of good economic standing, but through the length of the film, she begins to fall in love with a woman.

Chosen answer: The movie is called "Nina's Heavenly Delights."

Question: I'm trying to find a film I saw years ago, maybe late 90's early 2000's but can't be sure. It's a British film of a brother and sister who live with their father in the countryside, The father has become/is angry and abusive. The brother has developed feelings for his sister and attacks and kills the father when he tries to rape the sister. The only scene I remember is at the end, when the brother and sister are hiding and begin to kiss. I remember it pulling no punches.

Chosen answer: Perhaps "The War Zone" (1999). It's a film by Tim Roth, and they live in the Devonshire countryside, and the boy (Tom) kills his father. Just that they don't kiss in the end, just sit down next to each other.

Question: I am looking for the title of a movie. I believe it was in the 80s, and I could swear Meredith Baxter was in it. It was about a woman who was married but fell in love with another man (I believe he was her cousin?) they both went crazy. She had children from her husband and they were in a delusional state. There is a part in the movie where they blow themselves up in the car/jeep they are in (entire family).

Kristen

Chosen answer: Bitter Blood, also known as "In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness".

Question: Looking for a movie I watched on HBO about ten years ago, can't find it anywhere. It's about a kid (10-13 years old?) who works in a restaurant and he steals all the money one night. He gets caught and gets to keep the all the things he spent the money on, but at the end of the movie he goes to jail. I want to say that he buys a record collection with the stolen money (or he might have stolen the record collection), which he hides under the porch, but I could be mixing that up with another movie. At one point in the movie, a kid who bullies him comes into the restaurant while he is working, so he pees into his dinner. After watching him eat it, he vomits. Another scene I can specifically remember, he orders a lot of food with the stolen money, and half way through the meal he stops and vomits and can't eat anymore.

Chosen answer: I found the movie! It's Joe the King (1999).

Question: There is a man who could know what you are thinking about while touching you and he could control your mind. He created a heresy and went to a park to "preach" every Sunday and then found some young girls in the audience and controlled their mind. He lived with the girls in an remote place and he made them pregnant. FBI tried to arrest this man. The investigator was a young girl and she could also read people's mind while touching them. Later the police found the man's residence and fought with the man and his "followers." I can only remember a scene that during the fighting the girl, the investigator, tried to use words rather than threatening to make a girl touched and to make her put down the gun. Sorry I can't remember the epilogue. Can anyone point out the title of this movie please? Thanks.

Chosen answer: Mindstorm (2001)http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0263746/.

Question: Trying to find a movie. I saw just bits of it on STARS years ago (pre 2001). The part I remember was a girl with blonde hair walking up to someone in the dark in the desert or outback or something. She's naked and she stops and pees right there in front of the person. It's driving me crazy that I can't remember the name.

Chosen answer: Fairly sure this scene is from "Holy Smoke", featuring Kate Winslet and Harvey Keitel. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0144715/

Jon Sandys

Question: I am trying to find the title of a film. I remember watching it in the 1990's-early 2000's. From what I remember, a boy goes swimming at the beach during the storm and there is no lifeguard on duty. He ends up drowning and it shows him underwater drowning. At his funeral, a girl puts a picture of the two of them in his coffin. That's all I can't remember and no one seems to know the movie.

niacobb

Chosen answer: I'm pretty sure it's "Dancing on the Moon". http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0125058/

Question: What was the Christmas short film in the late 80s or early 90s about a lonely bachelor, a doll maker and a young woman? The man sees a lovely doll in a shop window and buys it. Via some 'magic' involving his doll (moving his car keys closer to him or leaving a note with an address on it), he drives to the address and the young woman who lives there looks like his doll. Coincidentally she has a male doll who looks like the man. The entire thing was arranged by the doll maker, and presumably they ended up happy ever after as a result.

bella466

Chosen answer: It was an episode of the TV show "Amazing Stories" entitled "The Doll," starring John Lithgow. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0511120/).

Captain Defenestrator

Question: There is a movie that I saw a couple years ago, it was about this troubled teenage girl who had curly bleach blonde hair - she dressed like a guy in school but one night she goes to a club type place and removes her hat so her hair comes down, her and her guy friends break into a jewelry store, and her boyfriend calls the cops on her.

Taviaskyee

Chosen answer: This sounds like a movie called The Invisible, starring Justin Chatwin and Margarita Levieva. She has brown hair, not bleach blonde, but everything else sounds right.

scaryterri

Question: I am trying to identify a film. It's an animated film in Japanese or Chinese. The art style reminds me of Ghibli or Miyazaki. There's a girl standing on a bridge (next to another girl?) and she's looking down at some school-age boys her age playing in the water. They motion for her to come in, and she looks like she's going to jump in but then decides not to. Later there's a scene where that same girl (or another girl) takes shelter at what looks like an abandoned shrine in the woods (it might be raining). She hears some voices, and two spirits reminiscent of the ones in Spirited Away materialize next to her. Another spirit wearing a hoodie/cloak jumps onto her lap, and the girl screams and runs away.

conquer987

Chosen answer: I think the film you're looking for is "A Letter to Momo"

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