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I remember watching a movie where a man comes to a village and saves it from an oncoming army by teaching the villagers and setting traps. There are two scenes I remember from the movie: 1) The woman offers the man a gift, but he never accepts gifts because it is against his teaching. However, he accepts her gift because he loves her. I think it was shoes. 2) The woman who gave the gift is in a cell underground and the man is trying to find her to save her. She ends up drowning just as he arrives. If this sounds familiar, please answer!

Chosen answer: It sounds like the Last Valley. 1970. A group of mercenaries fight in the religious wars of the 1600's, come across a village of people uninfected by the wars. When that peace is threatened they decided to protect it.

There's a movie I watched half way through. I never got the title. It had two gentlemen, young and old. The young man knocks on the old man's door, which is opened. He is having an affair with the old man's wife and in love. The whole movie it was just the two of them in the house. Please help what's the title, I want to look for it and see what happens at the end?

Chosen answer: This sounds exactly like "Sleuth". There have been two versions - one in 1972 with Michael Caine as the young man and Laurence Olivier as the older one. The 2007 version featured Michael Caine as the older man and Jude Law as the younger one.

Jon Sandys Premium member

I want to find title of a black and white British movie with the following plot: upper class Englishman visits a farm and meets a beautiful farm girl. Falls in love but then leaves and marries an upper class English woman but no children ensue. Later the Englishman returns to the village farm to see what happened to his earlier love, and finds that the girl has died but left a son. He meets the son but does not reveal that his is the father. This film was probably made in the 50s.

I'm looking for a movie about a dark skinned lady who seems to have a mental illness and meets a girl online. That girl that she met sent her some photos of herself. Her said to be "brother" (he is actually the husband of the online girl) goes to the lady's home and wants to converse with her. The lady thinks he is a therapist and refuses to let him in. Eventually he gets inside. Later in the movie the lady handcuffs the man to her couch. She wants to get to know his "sister" and asks him questions. One of the questions is how his "sister" smells. He says she smells like rosemary. The "sister" ends up committing suicide by jumping in front of a train.

I remember a film from when I was around 7-8 years old (I'm 19 now) and it involves a group of kids who go to a summer camp or something. There's one boy who isn't with them, but goes there and takes them all out of the camp one by one. There's also some sort of weird military guy who's the camp leader if I remember correctly. The only other part of the film I remember is the coach ride to the camp and all the kids sing that song "I know a song that'll get on your nerves." Please help!

Josh Williams

There was a movie that I believe had Steve Martin in it. I remember one scene where a guy drives Steve's car into a swamp or something and later finds out that there was an animal inside that was a pet of Steve's wife. Another scene had the guy fall in quicksand and Steve refused to help him out until he confessed to what he did.

There was a movie that took place in a high school and it was a comedy. One scene in the film had a female student getting even with a snobby female student. She does this during biology class by taking what looks like sushi and tricks the snob into thinking she's eating a frog's intestines. The snob then runs out of the class and tries to make it to the restroom to vomit, but instead ends up throwing up on the principal.

Chosen answer: I believe this was Rock N Roll High School Forever, starring Corey Feldman, from 1991.

scaryterri Premium member

Is there a scene in a movie where people disguise themselves as firemen and they set a fire in a building so they can get inside? I've been told it is Mission: Impossible but I am not sure.

selbywes

Chosen answer: There could be other movies where this happens, but it does happen in the first Mission: Impossible film when Ethan Hunt's team infiltrates CIA headquarters at Langley. According to this site though, the CIA has its own firefighting unit and does not call in external firefighters, so this wouldn't happen.

Sierra1 Premium member

I saw a movie about a businessman trapped in a town at night. That town went crazy and totally different compared to it at daytime. The businessman has to struggle until sunrise. What is the title of the movie?

Yohanes Wimpy

Chosen answer: This sounds like the 1985 movie "After Hours, " starring Griffin Dunne.

raywest Premium member

Im looking for a late 70's/80's movie about a girl whose family owns a restaurant and falls in love with the bad boy. At the end of the movie they put on a play at school.

FutureRN

Chosen answer: Sounds like Over the Edge.

Here's the synopsis of the movie, The movie was I believe made in the late 80's or early 90's maybe, I am not sure. There was this college student, who not very lucky with the ladies whatsoever, so what he desperately wanted to do, is to make this elixir or drug, if you want, that would make him attractive to women. He kept trying and trying, at first all of his efforts didn't pay off, he turned the one girl into a gorilla, this other Italian chick who he took out for dinner and gave the drug started farting all over the place until she lit a cigarette and blew up his car. Devastated as he was, he decided to try other ways as increasing his penis size, so he went down a sex shop and asked for the bigger vibrator that women would love. The guy warned him that he had on but it was way to big. Anyways he tried it and that failed too, and once again he started experiments again. This time however he succeeded. He went to show his friend, but his friend wouldn't believe him, and he said "OK watch this" and then he called this girl that was about 200 ft away from him. When she looked at him started running towards him while talking off her clothes, after that he had finally had sex with so many girls that he died, and at the end his friends were talking about him and the saw a rabbit that had the same shirt on he always had, a shirt with a flag on it that he'd worn throughout the movie. It is not Love Potion No 9. The protagonist was a guy.

I'm trying to find a film that was set in a forest/woods where there is a community living in the trees - there was a young blonde girl about to get married, but was crying to her dad because she wished her dead mother was there. All I can remember was her crying "mama, mama" in a southern accent. This was set in the 90's or 80's I think.

Knight girl

I watched a movie in the early 90's or late 80's - it was an Asian movie, at the end a man opened his artificial leg, took a gun and fired towards a gang, and then the gang put their guns in a small fountain. A hero got shot and fell in the fountain - he was wearing a suit, took a gun from the fountain and he fired at the gang, What is the name of the movie?

Heba Akoum

There was a movie that starred Tim Daly and Sean Young. The movie was about Tim Daly convicted of a crime and he is sentenced to be executed. His execution would be televised around the world. Sean Young portrays an attorney who finds holes in the case and tries to prove Tim innocent.

Chosen answer: The IMDb says they both starred in Witness to the Execution: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111737/.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Here's a challenge for all you movie fans out there! It was about 2 years that I last saw this film, and to the best of my memory these are the descriptions I can give about it: The director portrays a drug runner who deals with I believe it was cocaine (could be heroin) and attracts a young woman to the drug. A week or two later he then requires payment from her, and she cannot afford the money for the drugs since she's paying for her child. He then has sex with her as payment for the drugs, and keeps on 'feeding' her drugs while coming by every few days to bang her. This is a very dark portrayal of the drug world, and very realistic in the sense that it shows the viewers what most politically correct movies don't today: Abusing women for drugs, taking everything away from people around you, and caring only about one thing: Yourself. It's a very good film and I'd very much like to know its name so I can watch it again soon. I thought it was Exit Wounds with DMX, but I viewed that movie the other day and that's a very clean movie compared to what I'm describing here. Let's see if anyone can guess the name of this film. I'd be really happy to see an answer here about it! Thanks.

Michael Stenlund

Looking for a quote that was in the beginning of a movie. Like the opening credit. The movie came out in the last few years. Not sure of the exact quote but was something about "darkest" or "me at my darkest". I'm not sure exactly, but anything will help.

Mheath4260

This is an old WW2 movie about a crew that is assigned an old rust bucket beat up warship. They clean it up and go back into battle with it.

dcal4050

Chosen answer: This sounds similar to the 1959 film, "Operation Petticoat, " starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis.

raywest Premium member

In terms of TV series, what exactly is a serial? Like old TV series including the 1943 Batman and the 1949 Batman and Robin TV serials. Both are 15 episodes. So what's the difference between a TV series and serial?

Quantom X Premium member

Chosen answer: Episodes of a series are more self-contained, and while they may have an over-arching continuity or arc, each episode is a fairly self-contained linear story (examples "Quantum Leap", "Doctor Who", "Star Trek"). In a serial, several parallel storylines flow from one episode to the next, such as in soap operas ("Days of Our Lives", "Neighbours", "EastEnders"). Also, in the UK/Commonwealth, the term series is often used to refer to US seasons (eg. "series 3 of Friends"), so serial may mean any kind of narrative TV series to distinguish it from a single season/series. Early serials were shown in theatres, sometimes in addition to films, but sometimes as the feature. When TV was introduced, the entertainment industry transferred this type of regular-viewer activity to TV, to keep the regular viewers interested in the new technology.

Sierra1 Premium member

There's a movie I saw a while ago. It's an Asian film. The family was somewhat dysfunctional, I can't quite remember, but I think the dad had an affair. What I do remember was the two children in the family; a girl and a boy. The girl had some health problems while the boy was mentally handicapped. The girl took care of the boy and they were often seen on their own pushing their bicycles. Towards the end, the girl's health problems caused her to be hospitalized, and the boy was left on his own. He was later involved in a car accident. In the end, a part of his brain (I think) was donated to his sister, allowing her to live while he passed away. I've been looking for this movie for a long time. Please help if you know it! Thanks!

Don't know if this was a movie or a TV show, but it took place in the Victorian era I believe. It had two men who somehow discovered a way to move so fast, that the entire world seemed to be frozen in time. One of the men, a professor I think, explains to his friend that even though it looks like time stopped, the truth is that time is moving extremely slow. They walk onto a baseball field and the professors friend takes a baseball from mid-air and throws it, causing the ball to catch fire. Later on, they walk into a school and meet a man who also found away to move at high speed. Unfortunately, he had been trapped in his state for several years and explains to them that he can't find a way to get back to moving at normal speed.

Chosen answer: You are referring to the TV Miniseries "The Infinite Worlds of HG Wells", made 2001. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0280770/.

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