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Question: This was a Christmas movie probably made for TV before 1985. It was about a young boy who wants to buy his mother a music box for Christmas. He does odd jobs to raise the money especially shoveling snow. Does anyone know what the title of this movie might be?

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Question: This was probably a TV movie made before 1980. It was about a boy named Toby who is the new boy in town. The other kids don't like him and he ends up fighting a boy who falls and seriously hurts himself. Toby and this boy become friends and they play chess together. When the boy is healed and goes back to school, he pretends not to like Toby because his other friends don't like him. Anyone know the name of this movie?

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Question: A parody western movie I saw in the late 50's. The hero was a rather simpleton character, he rode like he was glued to the saddle, because he was. He was a square shooter, his pistol barrels were square. I believe there was a mine and a couple of kids, boy and girl. Any information especially the title would be appreciated.

Question: I saw a movie early last year on Netflix where a blonde woman moves into a trailer park and it's a little weird. She witnesses two people having sex through a window in one of the trailers and the other thing I remember is she was later chased up a concrete structure of some sort. It was a pretty good movie and I'd like to see it again.

Chosen answer: Sounds like Far From Home. The blond actress being a young Drew Barrymore.

lartaker1975

Question: I can't remember the name of a movie. It's about a young girl losing her older sister because her older sister goes to Europe where she joins some kind of movement. She disappears/dies and years later when the little sister is old enough she travels to Europe where she meets up with her sister's ex (and I think they get involved) and follows her older sister's footsteps, possibly by letters she's received from her sister, trying to figure out what happened to her. There's this one scene from the movie I specifically remember. It's a scene where the little sister has been given a stamp with LSD on it and she walks about town and when she looks in a shop mirror, she hallucinates seeing her sister's reflection.

Tanja Egestrøm Jensen

Chosen answer: The Invisible Circus.

Question: I'm trying to remember the title of a movie I watched many years ago. I do not remember any of the people who starred in it. This movie was about a man with O.C.D. Then there was a girl. I think it was his girlfriend or soon to be girlfriend. I believe she found out something strange about him, so she searched his house when he wasn't there. She checked his closet and found something odd. She heard a noise so she quickly put things back and got out of there, forgetting about his O.C.D. She greeted him and they went to have some wine. She accidentally spilled her glass all over the carpet. She apologized and apologized. He was trying to keep calm when out of the corner of his eye he saw something out of place in his closet. He got up and looked around. He found out she was in there and started asking questions. He got mad and he tried to kill her. He chased her around the house with a knife. That's all I remember! Please help me! I've been dying to know what this movie is called. It's going to bug me until I figure it out... Thanks!

blomquist

Question: I'm trying to remember a movie I saw several times on TV In the 1970's. It starred a famous blonde older movie star as the mother, and a young man who played her son, who was often in 70's made for TV movies. I thought the actress was Barbara Stanwyck but this movie doesn't seem to be listed in her bio. The younger actor always played smooth, creepy roles. It was a thriller where the young man had an obsessive relationship with his mother, and would murder for her or because of her - I think whenever he became attracted to a woman, he would eventually murder the woman because she was a threat to his feelings for his mother. They lived in a big mansion with a large staircase and at the end was a scene where I believe she finds out he is killing for her, and rewards him with incestuous affection.

Hatzic

Question: I'm looking for the title of a film before 1970, not a Hitchcock film, that features a woman becoming crazy by voices she hears in the mist. Her husband tries to drive her crazy. It's for my father, he is searching for this film for a long time and I thought and promised him that I could find this film easily on the internet, without any success until now...Looking forward to your suggestion(s).Thanks!Jan Willem.

jw.kooijmans

Chosen answer: That sounds like Midnight Lace with Doris Day and Rex Harrison. Doris Day is newly married to Rex and one day while walking through the park near their London home she starts hearing whispered threats in the fog. She starts being terrorized, but no one believes her. At the end, it turns out Rex Harrison was having affair with her best friend and they were trying to drive her crazy to get her money. Http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054084/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1.

Question: Does anyone know a movie that begins with a witch transporting a woman's child (in utero) to a cow before birth? I believe it's the same movie that has some magical creatures that have bat-like wings that envelop unsuspecting humans and devours all but their bones in a matter of seconds...anyone know of this film (name and year made)?

Chosen answer: The movie is called The Beastmaster, starring Marc Singer. It came out in 1982.

lartaker1975

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: In the early to mid 90's, my sister and I used to watch a movie all of the time and I cannot remember what it is called. I remember it starts out with a woman who is in jail who gets released and somehow ends up getting a job as a nanny for a little boy and a little girl. The siblings are obsessed with eating pizza. I think at one point during the movie the nanny tries to sell the kids to another couple who asked the kids to find a contact on the dad. Like an eye contact. I know it sounds weird but I just can't think of the name of the movie. Does this ring a bell for anybody?

Chosen answer: The Crazysitter.

Question: I'm having trouble finding a movie I saw on Netflix a couple years ago. It was about a 17 year old boy that enters college early and ends up being attracted to an older classmate in his art class. He ends up sleeping with her and finds out she has a 14 year old daughter who ends up liking him. When he doesn't like her back she falls into bad company, and a guy tries to force her into sex, but the 17 year old shows up with a cop and saves her.

Grimsystem

Chosen answer: The movie is called Cherry - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1315350/.

Question: I started watching a movie the other night, but fell asleep midway through and have no idea what the title of the movie was about. There were two women in a female prison/jail and they were in the gym talking. A few minutes later a guy walks in. He was either doing construction work there or was a janitor/maintenance worker. Him and one of the girls have sex behind the bleachers and he leaves. But he falls in love with her and marries her when she gets out of prison/jail. Anyone?

Chosen answer: I think that you are talking about "And God Created Woman" starring Frank Langella and Rebbeca De Mornay. It came out in the late 80's and I think it is a remake of a 50's movie.

Question: Around 1980 there was a foreign film (French, maybe?) which had a scene where one woman was instructing an inexperienced young man how to make love to a second woman. Any idea what film this was?

Question: I am looking for the title of a heist/bank robbery movie from the 60s, 70s or early 80s in which the robber, along with his (female ?) accomplice gets himself locked up in the vault. Since the vault cannot be opened before the next working day, he has a whole week-end to open several deposit boxes and put their contents in a deposit box of his own. When the vault can finally be opened again and he is "rescued", nobody knows the boxes have been robbed.

Chosen answer: $ (a.k.a. The Heist) (1971) with Warren Beatty and Goldie Hawn.

Question: What is the title of the movie where in the beginning of the movie 2 cars and a truck driver decide to drive together in the same lane, matching speed? I think I saw it between 2007-2010.

Question: I am trying to find the name of a movie from the 80's that played on HBO often. From what I can remember, there is a blond teenage boy who accidentally hits a girl on a bike with his car and kills her. I believe she was going to the store for her mother for a loaf of bread and it was dark and raining outside. Sometime later, the boy ends up dating the dead girl's sister not knowing she's the sister of the girl he killed. The mother sort of freaks out when he's introduced to the family. Any ideas? The blond guy had wavy/curly hair and played in a few movies back in the 80's. Thank you.

Chosen answer: I thought I was the only one trying to find out the name of this film! The movie is called "When We First Met" (1984). It is on Youtube in sections.

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: I'm looking for a film from the late 80's early 90's. It was an American film about a young girl who was abducted and murdered I think by her male school teacher or neighbour. When the man is eventually charged and found guilty of the child's murder in court, the girl's mother shoots him in the courtroom.

Chosen answer: I believe the film you are looking for is "Desperate Justice aka A Mother's Revenge"

Question: Does anyone know the name of a movie about a black family who lives up North? A white man visits and soon marries the daughter. He then go down South and sells her. It's suppose to be based on a true story.

MsMerryMac

Chosen answer: Captive Heart (1996) with Louis Gossett Jr.

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