Movies / TV
Let’s enjoy some movie madness! Some of these are also TV series. They are all available to anyone with Amazon Prime.
– Victoria (TV series, 3 seasons starting 2016) Victoria is a British historical television drama series created and principally written by Daisy Goodwin, starring Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria. The series premiered in the United Kingdom on ITV on 28 August 2016 with eight episodes, and in the United States on PBS on 15 January 2017; PBS supported its production as part of the Masterpiece anthology. Episode 1 went right for the donkey show 🐴 angle between the Queen & Lord Melbourne, with full blown 🐴 by episode 3.
– Witchfinder General (1968) Directors Michael Reeves Vincent Price is at his most wicked in this gruesome period piece about a sadistic witch-hunter.
– Downton Abbey (2010) TV Series, 6 seasons Downton Abbey is a British historical drama television series set in the early 20th century, created and co-written by Julian Fellowes. The series first aired on ITV in the United Kingdom on 26 September 2010, and in the United States on PBS, which supported production of the series as part of its Masterpiece Classic anthology, on 9 January 2011.
– The Handmaid’s Tale (1990) Director Volker Schlondorff One of my favorite Librivox readers Mil Nickolson, and her husband Gary Bullock are in this movie. For the sex content in this film, I give it 3 donkeys 🐴🐴🐴
– Mary Higgins Clark’s: Pretend You Don’t See Her (2002) Director Rene Bonniere As she lay dying, a woman gives the only witness to her murder her daughter’s journal, implying that her attacker may also be responsible for her child’s death. Before giving the journal to the police, the witness makes a copy for herself - an act she will live to regret. It’s got the feel of a Lifetime movie or an after school special, but at least there are no super-heros or talking animal cartoon characters.
– The Hound of the Baskervilles (2002) Director David Attwood A captivating 21st-century version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s chilling masterpiece. The legendary Sherlock Holmes and dynamic Dr Watson grapple with an adversary that threatens to overwhelm them on the forbidding moors of England. As Holmes investigates the mystery of Sir Charles Baskerville’s recent death, events spiral out of control. Is his adversary human or occult? 👍
– Sleeping with the Enemy (1991) Director Joseph Ruben A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.
– You Were Never Really Here (2017) Director Lynne Ramsay A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening. This is a total WTF? movie.
– Capone (2020) Director Josh Trank A ruthless businessman and bootlegger who ruled Chicago with an iron fist, Al “Fonzo” Capone (Tom Hardy) was the most infamous and feared gangster of American lore. At the age of 47, following nearly a decade of imprisonment, dementia rots Capone’s mind and his past becomes present as harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life. 💩
– Dexter (2006) TV Series. Dexter is an American crime drama television series that aired on Showtime from October 1, 2006, to September 22, 2013. Set in Miami, the series centers on Dexter Morgan, a forensic technician specializing in bloodstain pattern analysis for the fictional Miami Metro Police Department, who leads a secret parallel life as a vigilante serial killer, hunting down murderers who have not been adequately punished by the justice system due to corruption or legal technicalities.
– A Landing on the Sun (1994) Director Nick Renton 20 years ago, George Summerchild fell to his death from a Ministry of Defence building. Was it suicide? Despite all the speculation, no one has ever solved the mystery. Now Brian Jessel, another civil servant, has been asked to investigate. What he uncovers is a curious romance which forces him to consider his own bleak life, the nature of happiness and the blinding power of true love. 👍
– Sight Unseen (1990) Directed by Greydon Clark. A rich woman becomes paranoid after losing her daughter to a so-called Kabuki Killer. (Shit, couldn’t even finish it.)
– The Bloodhound (2020) Directed by Patrick Picard. Francis is summoned to the secluded home of his childhood friend, JP, who is suffering from a mysterious affliction. Upon arrival, Francis realises that JP and his twin sister are the surviving members of the privileged Luret family. As the friends attempt to reconnect, a number of inexplicable incidents occur within the house, and Francis finds himself drawn into a world of malaise and despair.
– Them (2021) series. THEM is an anthology series that explores terror in America. The first season, set in 1950’s, centers around a Black family who move from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood. Their idyllic home becomes ground zero where malevolent forces, next door and otherworldly, threaten to taunt, ravage and destroy them. Subtitles available now.
– Inheritance (2021) Directed by Tyler Savage. A young couple visits a property left from the late fathers’ estate. A haunted and disturbing past unravels. The main character has to overcome his personal issues and how to move forward.
– Murder in Mind (1994) Directed by Robert Bierman A body is found face down in a tank. Detective Inspector Iverson, investigating what seems like a routine case of suicide, becomes involved with the mesmerizing psychotherapist who was helping the dead woman find her true self. Gradually their roles are reversed as her probing uncovers the detective’s own deeper motives and needs, until the knife-edge between suicide and murder is exposed. – https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Mind-Charlotte-Rampling/dp/B09FKPTF1N
– Century (1996) Directed by Stephen Poliakoff London, 1899. An elite group of doctors work under the leadership of the eminent Professor Mandry. Paul, Mandry’s confidant and the team’s star researcher, is madly in love with strong-willed, uninhibited lab assistant Clara. But his world is shattered when he makes a startling discovery about the Professor. – https://www.amazon.com/Century-Charles-Dance/dp/B09DLGQKWF
– Honest Thief (2020) Directed by Mark Williams Wanting to lead an honest life, a notorious bank robber (Liam Neeson) turns himself in, only to be double-crossed by two ruthless FBI agents. https://www.amazon.com/Honest-Thief-Liam-Neeson/dp/B08P7W4FL1
– Humans: Series 1 In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a ‘Synth’ - a highly-developed robotic servant that’s so similar to a real human it’s transforming the way we live.
– The Disappointments Room (2016) Directed by D.J. Caruso Dana, her husband David and their 5-year-old son Lucas start a new life after moving from the hustle and bustle of Brooklyn, N.Y., to a stately old manor in the quiet countryside. After settling in, Dana starts to experience terrifying visions and dreams that she cannot explain. The mystery grows when she stumbles upon a secret room in the attic.
– Stone, Scissors, Paper (1997) Directed by Stephen Whittaker Seeking refuge from a violent husband, Jean secretly moves into the riverside cottage that belonged to her mother. Here, she meets a married stonemason with whom she gradually forms an intimate relationship. Both experience feelings of guilt for their inadmissible love for one another, and it isn’t long before the couple’s quiet affair of the heart is violently and tragically shattered.
– The Sleeper (2000) Direct by Stuart Orme The presence of a strange old lady at Violet Moon’s séance awakens a spirit she hoped would sleep forever and her plots and plans to keep the past from catching up with her become more and more outrageous. Sinister sibling rivalry, bitter jealousy, clandestine passions, ghostly revenge and murderous intentions conspire to create a complex thriller with chilling psychological implications.
– The Right Distance (2007) Directed byCarlo Mazzacurati An aspiring journalist investigates the murder of the woman he once loved. After the suicide of the prime suspect, he unravels the harrowing truth behind the crime. – not in english
– Eternal (2004) Directed by Wilhelm Liebenberg, Federico Sanchez Detective Raymond Pope is a detective of questionable morals, searching for his missing wife. His investigation leads him to the wealthy estate of the enigmatic Elizabeth Kane and her young maid Irina, neither of which are quite what they seem.
– Payback (2021) Directed by Joseph Mensch “You’re gonna have a whole army after you.” “Not if you’re with me.” “We better do the donkey now!” “Ok, but then I have to arrange to have you killed.”
– Dorian Gray (2009) Directed by Oliver Parker Oscar Wilde liked to party, just ask Lord Alfred Douglas. Dorian likes to party too. This one is not for the kiddies. The most graphic depiction of the classic I’ve seen yet.
– Too Late to Say Goodbye (2009) Directors Norma Bailey After discovering her husband’s affair, Jenn forges an online connection with a charming mystery man. Which man is more likely to be involved in her sudden death? Based on Ann Rule’s best-selling crime novel.
– Two For the Money (2005) Directed by D.J. Caruso Leaves Prime in a day. How long do people want to watch Pacino play an arrogant fake asshole? Hopefully the young people are over this kind of character flaw.
– The Believer (2021) Directed by Shan Serafin Lucas suspects his wife is losing her mind when she claims demons are waging a war in their urban home. Eerie evidence is mounting that she may not actually be crazy after all, but what she’s about to tell him next is that he must do the unthinkable.
– Framed (2021) Directed by Nick Rizzini An aspiring photographer actions are challenged by his feminist best friend after he secretly takes pictures of his barely dressed neighbor.
– The Russia House (1990) Directors Fred Schepisi Alcoholic book editor from a bargain basement publishing house in Great Britain, “Barley” Scott Blair, would rather be drinking in Lisbon than attending a book dealers’ show in Russia. To his surprise, his boozy holiday ends early when a CIA agent pays him a visit. His objectives: to assess new Russia’s involvements in the old Cold War and to verify the authenticity of the notebooks found.
– Knowing (2009) Director Alex Proyas Nick Cage and an old retired teacher drink a lot of booze in this really bad movie, where Cage does everything he can be to seen as a mental patient. Plus some horrible special effects thrown in.
– Crooked House (2008) Director Damon Thomas When a museum curator is given the door knocker from a Tudor mansion, the ghostly secrets of Geap Manor’s haunted past begin to emerge.
– The Wicker Man (1973) Director Robin Hardy When a young girl mysteriously disappears, police sergeant Howie travels to a remote Scottish island to investigate. But this pastoral community, led by the strange Lord Summerisle, is not at all what it seems.
– Vivarium (2020) Directed by Lorcan Finnegan A couple’s search for a dream home plunges them into a terrifying nightmare after they are trapped in a mysterious, labyrinth-like neighborhood of identical houses
– The Dead Zone (1983) Director David Cronenberg Johnny Smith (Christopher Walken) awakens from a coma, and finds he now has psychic abilities. Johnny contends with his unsettling powers, which allow him to see a person’s future with a mere touch
– 21 Grams (2003) Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother and a born-again ex-con, whose lives collide in a riveting confrontation.
– The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1977) Director Nicholas Gessner A 13 year-old girl living alone in a big house in a small town will stop at nothing to maintain her secrets and independence from prying adults.
– Brigham City (2001) directed by Richard Dutcher Sheriff Wes Clayton is also a Mormon bishop in a picturesque little burg called Brigham City whose residents are stalked by an unknown serial killer.
– Secret Window (2004) Directors David Koepp A successful writer in the midst of a painful divorce is stalked at his remote lake house by a farmer who claims he plagiarized his work.
– The Voyeurs (2021) Director Michael Mohan A couple interested in the sex life of their neighbors, find one is cheating. Temptation and desire cause their lives to become tangled together leading to deadly consequences.
– Knives Out (2019) Director: Rian Johnson When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate, the inquisitive Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death.
– Anna (2014) Director: Jorge Dorado A man with the ability to enter peoples’ memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.
– Grantchester (2014) Developed by Daisy Coulam Based on The Grantchester Mysteries by James Runcie
– The Tomorrow War (2021) Directed by Chris McKay (Shit. Could even finish it.)