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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

I saw a film maybe in the 80s or 90s, it started with a woman stripping down to underwear in a guy's office, then she pulled a gun out and shot him, that's all I can remember, can anyone tell me what it was called please?

ukandy

There was a movie about a bed that seemed to be possessed by evil. In one scene in the movie a woman is lying in the bed when suddenly, what looks like a huge black claw comes out of the bed and through her stomach killing her. What is it?

My daughter wants to rewatch a movie or TV show that had these elements (or something similar, she is only 5 and might be a bit off on the details). A yellow Bunny that rolls fast, a blue stretchy guy who helps a flying whale land. A unicorn or Pegasus hero and maybe a dinosaur hero.

SuperTodd12

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 Premium member

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 Premium member

I want to know the name of a movie I saw many years ago. It was a boy who studies business at a university and tries to find his role model, which at the end of the movie turns out to be one of his teachers (he met with the teacher in a vineyard in the end).

iugin

I'm looking for a movie I watched when I was kid. Only remember some flashes. There was a girl in black and a slim guy as both of them are in the jail. There was a cellar door, and an inspector and some journalists always taking pics for those two characters.

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.

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 Premium member

I am trying to find a movie set in early Russia during the famine. Bad guys break in and kill parents, but while robbing they are starving. The bad guys end up killing the younger brother and eating him. The older brother later hunts each of them and kills them. Which movie is this?

Chosen answer: Sounds a lot like Hannibal Rising, about a young Hannibal Lector (his younger sister gets killed and eaten).

Jon Sandys Premium member

Looking for the title of a 2013 low budget horror/slasher movie about a preteen boy whose older brother is a serial killer. The boy is a horror movie fan and I think the setting may be the 1980's. It sounded interesting and got a decent review.Thanks!

Andrea Jones

Chosen answer: Most likely "Found" from 2012: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2149360/.

Neil Jones

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/.

I can't remember if this was a movie or an episode from a TV show, but the main plot deals with a man who comes across a pendant and discovers that a person is trapped inside of it. The only way to free that person and give them back their life is to take somebody into a specific wooded area and then kill that person. When that happens, the person who was in the pendant is released but the person he killed is now trapped in the pendant. Eventually, he keeps killing people so that the previous person can be released and someone else is trapped.

Chosen answer: It's from a television series called "Friday the 13th: The Series". Season 3, Episode 14, Repetition. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092357/episodes?season=3&ref_=tt_eps_sn_3.

Does anyone know the movie where the family has a themed dinner where they have to wear sombreros if they eat Mexican food? It is a family movie with 2 teens that are not happy with the themed dinner.

There was movie I watched where a kid knew about an alien invasion, and quickly discovered who were aliens in disguise by seeing a bandage on the back of their necks. What is the name of this movie?

Chosen answer: This is the 1986 film, Invaders From Mars, directed by Tobe Hooper. It was a remake of the 1953 film of the same name. Martians secretly land on Earth and begin assimilating humans by implanting a mind-control device in the base of their skulls, which is hidden with a bandage.

raywest Premium member

I'm looking for a movie where a man's father drinks lots of alcohol. His father is a student of his mother. The mother is currently in jail. The man is going to marry a girl who is secretly cheating on him with her brother. The father learns about it, but they give him money to shut up. Eventually he wants to save his son and tells the truth at the wedding.

Chosen answer: That's My Boy with Adam Sandler.

I am looking for a movie or mini series where a man was in Auschwitz, and after some time he managed to go to America (somewhere) and got married and had kids. He also built a house in a forest - mountain, and in the end his home caught fire - he told his family to run in the opposite direction from the fire but the wind changed and they all died. I think that the last scene was the man holding a shotgun pointed to his head, but in the end he just fired in the air. I think it was in the late eighties or early nineties. If you know the movie and tell me the name that would be awesome! Thank you.

Chosen answer: Though the plot points are slightly different than the precise details you describe, this sounds like it must be the 1983 mini-series "For Those I Loved" starring Michael York. It is based on the writings of Holocaust survivor Martin Gray. I hope this is the awesome answer you are looking for.

Michael Albert

Does anyone know a movie with main characters John, Jason and Kristen that involves John shooting himself with a shotgun when going after Kristen, and Jason stabbing her with a screwdriver?

I'm looking for a movie where a blonde actress sings la boheme. She isn't a well known actress and the movie is similar to Raise Your Voice, but came out before. It takes place in a musically gifted school I believe, and the piece is performed at the end. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I've been looking for the name of this movie for years.

Rherrera27

Chosen answer: Brave New Girl.

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