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With a library of at least a thousand movies, I am a certified movie geek!


What Was That Movie Called?

"What's that movie with that guy that did that thing with that one girl? Oh, and it was set in high school back in the '80s?"

Have you ever asked someone a similar question? Well, instead of languishing in agony, there are many different steps you can take to help you figure out what that movie is. I have outlined a few here in this article.

I have found that these steps are the most helpful:

  1. Think about the plot of the movie: What happens and what do the characters do? Is there anything important that sticks out in your mind? Something that separates the movie from others and makes it unique.
  2. Think about the setting: What period was the movie in? What cultural allusions did the film make? Did the movie reference any historical moment or any other film of note?
  3. Think about the music: Was any popular song used in the movie? It's very straightforward to look up things like that online, so even if it's only one song, you still have something to search with.
  4. Think about the actors: Who was in the movie? Anyone whose name you can remember? Perhaps you can only remember a character's name, that's still a big clue that can aid in your search.

How to Search Google When You Don't Know the Name of the Movie

Sometimes all you need to find the movie is a well-formulated search query on Google. Try to type in keywords and concepts unique to the movie. The great thing about the internet now is that there are so many writers out there compiling movie lists that it makes it much easier to find obscure movies that you have forgotten the title of.

I recently watched the movie Waking Life, a film about lucid dreaming, so I tried searching for it on Google without entering the title, and I was pleased with how quickly I was able to find it.

You'll notice that the movie I was searching for, "Waking Life," came up near the top of the first search page.

You'll notice that the movie I was searching for, "Waking Life," came up near the top of the first search page.

What Was the Name of That Movie?

If you have not had any luck using Google, there are other ways to search the internet to find what you are looking for.

There is a new site called What Is My Movie? that uses an AI algorithm to give you similar movies just by typing in a search phrase. The AI is the most accurate when searching for a title, as it will tend to bring up movies with the search terms in their titles. Keep that in mind when using the search program as you can get some wonky results if you do not search using the correct keywords. It will take some trial and error to figure out the right search terms, but after that, the AI works quite well.

The Valossa search engine on What Is My Movie

The Valossa search engine on What Is My Movie

If you decide to search other places online for your movie, is a great database to use. There are lots of ways to search on this site: by title, actor, plot, or keywords. The latter two are the best if you have that pesky unknown movie in your head. It may take some time and patience, but you will find the movie most of the time.

Also, click on the search engine's "Search Tools" or "Advanced Search" button. There you can use filters to narrow down your search. The site is also great for finding technical information on the entire crew of any given movie. So even remembering the name of a minor actor who does not have a Wikipedia page can help you find the movie on IMDb.

The IMDb homepage

The IMDb homepage

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Famous Songs Used in Movies

If you can figure out a certain song from the film, Wikipedia or can be useful sources for finding out what movies have used the piece. For most famous songs, Wikipedia contains a wealth of information about when the song was used in other media. AllMusic is good for finding technical information such as the soundtrack that a certain song has appeared on, which can help you immensely. Even a song that may not be popular enough to have a Wikipedia page will most likely have a page on AllMusic listing the albums it has appeared on.

A look at a typical Wikipedia page for a song, in this case "Neat Neat Neat" by The Damned. You can see that this song was featured in the movie "Baby Driver."

A look at a typical Wikipedia page for a song, in this case "Neat Neat Neat" by The Damned. You can see that this song was featured in the movie "Baby Driver."

Ask a Question

If you are still having trouble figuring out the name of the movie, then please ask in the comment capsule below!

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ShaolinKP on September 16, 2020:

Found it - Paper Towns (2015)

ShaolinKP on September 16, 2020:

I'm trying to find the name of a movie that I watched on a plane sometime between 2014-2018. Movie is set in a current era.

The movie is a sort of "coming of age" movie about a boy who sneaks out of the house with the girl across the street. She goes out and has revenge on others which were not nice to her, including a scene where she sneaks into someone’s house and puts nair on his eyebrows, and then spray paints their car. The guy wakes up and chases them out of the house but can't drive after them.

They boy and the girl end up at a building and there's a scene where they dance overlooking a city. The next day he goes to see her but she is gone. The boy convinces the girls sibling and they is able to look in her room for her and finds a clue lodged in the door hinge - which is on a piece of paper.

He and his friends leave school and go looking for her. They go to an abandoned building to find a clue and look at a map that is on the wall. That map gives another clue and they end up skipping school and driving to the location on the map and find a farm. They search for her but can't find her. The other kids need to go home and the boy won't leave. He stays looking for her. He finds her near a train station and she tells him to stop trying to find her.

CariF on September 15, 2020:


That sounds a lot like the movie HOUSE.

dylux35 on September 11, 2020:

@ Name of tv sesris

Is it "Stalked: Someone's Watching"?

dylux35 on September 11, 2020:

@ Name of Movie

Could it be The Poughkeepsie Tapes?

david10099999 on September 11, 2020:

film from 2000 to 2015 start of film girl only survivor in school fire talks to police about what happened.teacher gets killed shot , the girl changes her identity from a girl getting bullied pretends to drown in sea then comes back as a popalor girl to get revenge on the girls who bullied her.

looking for film name for 5 years .thanks

Name of tv sesris on September 09, 2020:

I looking for a tv serirs with episode about gir that her neighbor has a stalker and he sent her a letter and his in love on her this is a doco tv show

Tim Jamiesons on September 08, 2020:

This is from the 1980's movie or earlier - I am not sure 100% I remember a movie scene where a young boy in the dark sees a naked woman next door from his study and starts drawing it, during the drawing his sister opens the door and sees his brother whats he's drawing - she then goes back and starts shouting to his mother. I need the name of the movie please it was like sounds with it scoo scoo scoo - it was brief like 40 seconds before the tape was accidently overtaped.

whatisthisfilm on September 08, 2020:

Sorry I should have said that it was a French movie, John

whatisthisfilm on September 08, 2020:

Hi, looking for and old (at least 20 years, probably more) movie about a mediocre and even venal man who rose to the heights of post-World War II French society by out-and-out lying about everything -- stating, for example, that he was a member of the Resistance when in reality he was a bystander if not a collaborator. The protagonist achieves overwhelming social and professional success before confessing that everything was a fabrication -- a fabrication made possible by the inside-out nature of French society in the post-War years and the willful suspension of belief by the most influential people in France because they were deeply ashamed of their conduct and wanted to believe a decent-looking man with an inspiring (if utterly false) story. Thanks, John

Marianne on September 06, 2020:

Looking for a horror movie from 70s ir 80s. I watched some if it as a young kid with parents in mid or late 80s. Girl was lost or hiking and met someone at a house (think it was a cabin). Or she found the cabin herself. Found a bed and slept. Her hand and fingers dangled off the edge off the bed.. She woke up to find fingers were cut off or bitten off, can't remember. She was scrwaming. I was terrified and ran away from TV. I would like to see this movie again for closure but cant find this movie anywhere.

Gary Richardson on September 06, 2020:

I'm trying to find a film I once saw on TV. It seemed to be set in the 60s and featured a geeky hippyish couple. He wore glasses and played the guitar. She was blonde and may have worn glasses too. There was a scene where they were having sex while she was on the phone. But it's romantic rather than gratuitous. There's also a scene where he knocks on her door and when she asks who's there he says sarcastically 'Bob Dylan'. If anyone can tell me the title, I'd be very grateful.

Name of movie on September 06, 2020:

Movie about seiller kiler that recored with a video camra the murders

Rickinator on September 05, 2020:

Two Pigeons (2017) aka Freehold. I guess he wasn't a homeless guy.

Rickinator on September 05, 2020:

Homeless man lives in the house of another man.

Name of movie on September 03, 2020:

About kid how Robbery jewelry from houses and sleep there in the end of the movie is leave

Leilani on September 02, 2020:

I am looking for a movie I saw on Netflix in 2017 or 2018. I believe it was a french movie. What I can remember is, a guy just got a cleaning job. He didn't have a home so he slept at work in a storage room. His job was to clean the entire building he worked at. I remember him cleaning a pool. He made some new friends, they worked in the same building as him but they were chefs or in culinary training.

leila on August 30, 2020:

I'm looking for a movie in which old rich people pay to go in young bodies but they have to fight till death and the last man standing gets to keep his/her body. In the end we find out that it's just a scam and that the people from the company just reprograms the winner's mind into thinking he's young again. P.S- It's not the movie selfless with ryan reynolds.

Maureen Cameron on August 30, 2020:

looking for a movie about a girl that is paralized under a bus and a man gives her a treackeomety and she tries to pay him back

Bryan on August 25, 2020:

@Bri Krupp

Sounds very much like NYMPHOMANIAC : VOLUME I.

Dushi on August 22, 2020:


That sounds very much like the Poltergeist movie but not 100%

It was a mom that try save her daughter and for the rest it was a beast in the closet and hand sticking out of the ceilings and rope around the waist when going into the closet.

Dushi on August 22, 2020:

I am looking for the title of a movie recorded a long time ago.

The setting was when electric just was new. Perhaps England.

Deaf parents and two childrens, one boy and a girl (perhaps). The boy fell from the balcony and died, leaving the deaf parents in agony. They didn't hear anything.

Mom was also arguing with the daughter about the use of the only electric plug in the light socket. Mom need it for ironing and daughter wanted to listen to the radio.

What movie was that?

Ace on August 22, 2020:

So I'm lookin for this movie about a guy that tries to save his son and he has to tie a rope around his waist and go into a closet and there are monsters and I specifically remember a big red beast fella chasing them and jumping on walls and there was a hallway with hands sticking out I think not sure about this part .

Chris W from UK on August 21, 2020:

@Pierre Bourdieu,

Hi, maybe it's The Woman in Red, 1984 starring Gene Wilder and Kelly LeBrock.

I noticed that the screenplay credits went to Yves Robert and Jean-Loup Dabadie ... (screenplay "Un Elephant Ca Trompe Enormement"), so perhaps it is a variant or adaptation of this movie as a foreign film.

I remember a British art film with similar plot based in London in the swinging 60s (saw it on a school trip to Cambridge), have no idea what it was called and not seen it since :-((

Good luck


Sofia on August 21, 2020:

This is driving me crazy: I have this image of a character in a movie...

I believe this movie is from the '90s and it's probably a fantasy, kid-friendly movie. The character in question is a doctor. A man. Dark blond straight hair, a bit long, to the ears, rectangular glasses, pointy nose, very clear blue eyes, a dimple on his chin. He's a good man at the beginning of the film, but then he goes a bit bad for SOME reason...

It is reminiscent of those kids-friendly '90s films, he's similar to the dad scientist in Casper or Robin Williams in Flubber, but it's not THEM...!

Koffee on August 20, 2020:

It was a tv series, with a old lady sitting in a big chair on the attic/top floor. The curtains stayed closed. As she was old, very very old, maybe she was a vampire.

At the end of the series a young girl or boy opened the curtains and she likely burned to dust.

I watched this as kid and can't remember what series it was.


Steven White on August 19, 2020:

I believe this is a foreign film. It's about a young blonde girl somewhere between the age of 15 and 17, it takes care of her grandmother upstairs in a second Story House Farmhouse. I believe the grandmother factually dies at one point. And I think the girl has imaginary creature show up like maybe unicorn or something and possibly a military guy comes in hide their bar. Is anybody ever heard of this film and just give me the name of it?

At the end of the film, the young girl is shown topless.

Cindy on August 19, 2020:

The movie starts with the carectors history the queen and her sisters heads got choped off the irish guy lost his legs in battel the young witch was drowned the scall Gorge was a human canenball that got blown up during a show at the circus the littel human boy was an orfin he and his friend was playing on the roof his friend pushed him off and he became a ghost

james joyce on August 18, 2020:

Hello, im looking for a movie i saw around 2003-2008 not sure about the date...a blonde sexy woman on a ship with 2 men ( i think ) shoots a man with her gun. The man's chest is full of blood. She makes him her footrest ( foot fetish scenes ). Then as if they were playing a game, the man is not dead, and has a conversation with the same blonde evil woman. NB: at the beginning of the movie, the blonde woman sits with a man in a car and puts het shoes in his face.

DAVID W on August 14, 2020:

im looking for this movie where two killers are hunting hikers that they thought found money they were searching for. The only scene i remember is one of the killers with long red hair kills his own horse because it got him angry.

Riabv Ro on August 12, 2020:

Hello. I am looking for a movie but I cant remember many details. Everything that I can reveal is that a middle age woman, who was in a vacation, meets a younger man, charming, who flirts with her, she likes him, falls for him and have a romantic night at the hotel. But when she wakes up, she has a shock when another man is in the room and it turns out that the one she slept with was a gigolo, using rich woman for their money. The lady starts to cry, the business partner of the gigolo shouts at her and asks her to pay for the services she got from the younger man. She returns to her country and, the last scene, shows her walking on a rail way train (if i remember good), when suddenly she sees the man, at a distance, looking at her. I would really appreciate if u helped me with the name of the movie, in case my description seems familiar to you. Thank you.

Leilani on August 10, 2020:

I am looking for a movie I saw on Netflix in 2017 or 2018. I believe it was a french movie. What I can remember is, a guy just got a cleaning job. He didn't have a home so he slept at work in a storage room. His job was to clean the entire building he worked at. I remember him cleaning a pool. He made some new friends, they worked in the same building as him but they were chefs or in culinary training.

Pierre Bourdieu on August 08, 2020:

A young man falls in love of a model woman and later he discovers that everything has been a dream, but at the end really he knows the model. Movie 80's or early 90's.

Gus on August 02, 2020:

im trying to recall a movie where there was a scene where a couple come into the house making out and go to the kitchen. Then turn on the lights to find the father eating a sandwich. Help me out!

Bri Krupp on August 01, 2020:

Sorry I’m advance if this explanation makes no sense but...

It’s a movie where this girl loses her virginity and doesn’t have sex for like years and this movie a guy finds her in an alley and whatever and the girl (who lost her v) tell this guy a huge story about how her and her friends were all on a train and how they made an agreement (or like a game) of whoever had sex with the most people on the train gets a big bag of jelly beans...

That’s all that I can remember of the movie.. please help me out!!

John Smith on July 31, 2020:

@Pilar Balader

"Looking for a movie where a kid helps this man find the love of his life. A blonde woman he's going after but he only remembers she has bird tattoos (sparrows or swallows) on her back. The kid sees her at a supermarket or something along those lines and helps the man by getting them together again. Probably from early 2000s or late 90s. Thank you!"

The movie is called Mud (2012)

John Smith on July 31, 2020:

A man, blonde haired woman, and a child (I believe a little girl) are stranded or lost on a rural country highway during daylight. That’s all I got. It might've been a horror film and also might have had something to do with satanists/devil worshipers. This film was released either in the mid to late 60s or possible early 70s.

Oh and it was also an American film in color.

Sammi on July 30, 2020:

Name of thriller/drama movie where an older man gets cut in half on the tracks by a moving train? The man was at work I think, and cautioning a youth to get out of the area.

Name of movie on July 20, 2020:

About Autistic women name mily

Baff on July 17, 2020:

"The Boy Who Could Fly" (1986)

The autistic boy's friend is named Millie.

Name of movie on July 17, 2020:

About Autistic women name mily help!?

Pilar Balader on July 16, 2020:

HELP. Looking for a movie where a kid helps this man find the love of his life. A blonde woman he's going after but he only remembers she has bird tattoos (sparrows or swallows) on her back. The kid sees her at a supermarket or something along those lines and helps the man by getting them together again. Probably from early 2000s or late 90s. Thank you!

Baff on July 12, 2020:


This is not the movie you are looking for, but you may also enjoy "Flash Gordon" (1980).

Some similarities in the storyline, lots of crazy outfits, and music by Queen.

William Halverd on July 12, 2020:

Sorry for my english below! ⬇⬇⬇⬇

William Halverd on July 12, 2020:

I'm looking for a movie(i remember that it was a TV movie) where the first scene a blond woman talks with an asian couple, and in the

but in the end she starts driving a car towards the port of the city, and gets on a container ship, she is surprised or a guy who tries to put something in her mouth (but I know that other Asian guys are coming who want to look for her )

And in the end I know that the police or the port police arrive at the container ship to see what was happening. And in the end she talks to a guy who starts to comfort her..

This TV movie maybe addresses human trafficking or whatever, not to be confused with Human Trafficking from 2005!

This TV movie is from 90's! (1990's)

Any help would be appreciated! I watch this TV movie on youtube but sadly was deleted and i can't remember the name!

K on July 10, 2020:

Looking for a weird ass movie I saw on YouTube when I was younger. But since haven’t been able to find it. It was hilariously cheesy.

70’s movie for sure. Lots of neon and hilarious costumes. A couple was kidnapped, put on a helicopter and taken to an underground facility; the guy was forced to fight in like a gladiator arena, the girl was offered up as a prize. I was always curious as to what it was. It was super cheesy, looked like a strange disco tron- like, gladiator movie.

Lukáš Pivka on July 10, 2020:

Hello! So I am looking for a movie I saw when I was much younger all I can remember form it was that a married couple found a mysterious window behind some boxes (?) while moving into a new house. They did not spot the window form outside so the wife stayed upstairs and looked through it while the man went to the backyard where the window was supposed to be but she did not see her nor did she see him. That is all I can remember but I would really love to find the movie

sophie kroll on July 09, 2020:

So I cannot figure this out for the life of me.

A man or two can’t quite remember robbed a bank he then stashed that money in a man hole of his apartment thinking it was safe until young kids found this money in there apparentment block manhole. The kids were quite poor them self and would cash cans in to help them get pocket money. They used parts of the money to help there friends in need until realising th money was stolen. At the very end of the movie they handed the money back and the kids were rewarded recommendations.

Someone please help!

Babycr on July 08, 2020:

2000s/2010s movie (no Sci-Fi movie but thriller/dramatic movie)

This is what I remember: one night three (?) young boys (two are siblings) are in a field searching aliens with their bicycles.

One of them disappears. Many years after (maybe) his brother finds him: he was abducted by a maniac, but he believed that he was kidnapped by aliens.

It isn't “Mysterious Skin”.

callmecort on July 08, 2020:

Can’t remember if this was an episode of a TV show or one of those crime documentary specials. Probably aired in the 90s, maybe early 2000s. True story. A boy and a girl, early teens, are friends but they fo on their first date. I feel like they were walking around an area that was really deserted and it was night, maybe a cliff area overlooking the city? But they basically get attacked by this guy. I think the boy dies but the girl survives. I just remember at the end the parents are in the hospital telling the parents of the girl that they were happy at least she survived.

Baff on July 06, 2020:

@Ware to watch

Did you lose a bet? I'm not sure why you would willingly watch it.

Ware to watch on July 06, 2020:

Whare i can watch the movie the chrisms path online

Name of tv on July 05, 2020:


Baff on July 05, 2020:

@Name of tv

Naturally, Sadie - Season 2 Episode 11: The Great Outdoors

Name of tv on July 05, 2020:

What episde in naturally sadie that she going to school trip

Chris W from UK on July 01, 2020:

@Chris exparody,

Thanks for your reply, and pleased you found the movie in the end. I'll check out Brass Target as a refresher. Kelly's Heroes, an all star cast, and as @Baff says, a lot less Ms Loren.

Seany B on June 30, 2020:

Comedy movie most likely

Scene in movie where either kid or guy ( think it’s a kid or group of kids) they are running through yards and run through someone’s barbecue and one of the kids steels a hot dog or some type of food and keeps running and maybe screams thanks taste great? Not Ferris Bueller ... think it’s newer Than that ... thought it was a kid movie possibly Please help ocd is driving me nuts

Baff on June 27, 2020:

@Chris exparody

Thanks for letting us know you found it.

If you like those 2 movies, you may also like Kelly's Heroes. A bit less thriller, a bit more humor, and unfortunately a lot less Sophia Loren.

Chris exparody on June 27, 2020:

@ Chris W,

thx to searching similar movies to "Day of the Jackal" 1973. I found the movie I was very partially remembering : "Brass Target" 1978. The scene that stuck to my memory is at 53:00. I thought maybe it might have been some obscure title, shamefully it's another top shelf movie. In my defence I didn't even remember any of the A list actors or the military theme. Thx Chris, wouldn't have found it without your suggestion.

Chris exparody on June 27, 2020:

@ Chris W,

I just rewatched "Day of the Jackal" 1973 and regretfully it isn't the movie I'm referring to. Mixed emotions, my ego would have taken a hit if it had been. "Day of the Jackal" being a top shelf movie. The plot seems similar though.

Chris W from UK on June 27, 2020:

@Chris exparody,

The movie sounds like 1973 The Day of the Jackal. starring Edward Fox, it is an assassin movie and has the elements that you mention. Hope it's the one you're looking for.

Chris exparody on June 26, 2020:

Assassin thriller late 70's I believe (might be earlier or later really can't say). Antagonist has a rifle that fires bolts that break his targets necks. I recall the scene where the gunsmith shows him how to use it. He stands next to the target and points at the dolls neck. The assassin then fires and breaks the gunsmiths neck. I also recall a scene where the assassin kills someone at a ski resort with the rifle and the protagonist finds the "bullet". Haven't seen the movie in over 25 years, so I that's all I can recall.

tearock45 on June 23, 2020:

The movie begins with a guy filming on campus. A group of them are studying dreams or rem sleep... I think. The movie is kind of slow but at the end, they are in a room and a guys is in a chair under lights. I think they are filming, and they believe that spirits/beings/creatures live in this space within a different dimension. I think the light is heightening the frequencies. When we wakes up, he doesn't realize he's in "its" dimension. Everybody dies or is trapped some how in this dimension now and I distinctly remember the guy almost making it back to the "real world" but half of his body is in the floor and his friends were trying to put him in but the creature was putting him back.

Troy on June 23, 2020:

The movie begins with a guy filming on campus. A group of them are studying dreams or rem sleep... I think. The movie is kind of slow but at the end, they are in a room and a guys is in a chair under lights. I think they are filming, and they believe that spirits/beings/creatures live in this space within a different dimension. I think the light is heightening the frequencies. When we wakes up, he doesn't realize he's in "its" dimension. Everybody dies or is trapped some how in this dimension now and I distinctly remember the guy almost making it back to the "real world" but half of his body is in the floor and his friends were trying to put him in but the creature was putting him back.

Name of movie on June 19, 2020:

Its about buy how looking for a new family in oter contry

Felicia on June 07, 2020:

Lifetime Movie children in costume play game boy is killed, fast forward

young woman released from institution returns to hometown to revisit family home and girl friends one is responsible for boys death and buried remains under floorboards. Ending the girl responsible is left in basement entombed. Circa 1990s

Patrice on May 30, 2020:

a cheating husbands wife befriends girlfriend, setting 1950

GAS666 on May 29, 2020:

@Chris W

NO, Joseph Cotten

Chris W from UK on May 28, 2020:

@Baff , @GA S666 and @galacticgirrrl fascinating collection of movies and so many that I've yet to experience and enjoy.

@GA S666, you mentioned about Orson Welles and how he has starred in three of the top of all time movies. Ironically the other night I saw him in the 1967 swinging London based movie I'll Never Forget What's 'is Name , starring alongside Oliver Reed and Carol White.

Interesting how the many taboos it broke and its message still topical today.

Also you mentioned you like serial killer movies, have you seen Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Daniel Craig) and Mr Brooks ( Kevin Costner) both breaking the moulds a typical one we have been accustomed to .

Dukerocco on May 27, 2020:

Looking 4 movie where a family inherits a house and they decide to rent lower half of home to a crazy young girl who has parties with wild people over and police are called and they actually side with the crazy girl. The husband also travels for his job, leaving the mother home alone with this crazy tenant

GAS666 on May 27, 2020:


Glengarry Glen Ross is boring, lol

GAS666 on May 27, 2020:


Cops and Robbers (1973) ORIGINAL TRAILER [HD 1080p]

GAS666 on May 26, 2020:



Baff on May 26, 2020:

Yeah, jump scares, blood, gore, axes, chainsaws, exploding heads, vampires, zombies, demons, lunatics, etc etc don't get my blood pumping anymore. The thought of being a telemarketer sends chills up my spine. A truly realistic living nightmare.

The most impactful on-screen death I have seen in the last 20 years was in Sons of Anarchy. If you have seen it, you should know the scene I mean. If you haven't seen it, I don't want to say anything about it, because I wouldn't want to spoil it. It isn't the kind of thing where you can just watch the scene on youtube (watching it that way would just ruin it). You really need to know the characters and understand what leads up to that moment.

GAS666 on May 26, 2020:



Baff on May 24, 2020:

Scariest movie?

Glengarry Glen Ross

The horror of that movie had me squirming all the way through.

GAS666 on May 24, 2020:

@galacticgirrrl @BAFF @chris w, etc

the problem w lists is, i forgot 1 of my fave car films:

Duel 71

GAS666 on May 24, 2020:

@galacticgirrrl @BAFF @chris w, etc

whats the scariest movie/s uve seen?

me, maybe Wolf Creek - being an Aussie & world backpacker.

demi moore in, If these wall cud talk, bleeding to death, after a botched abortion, on the kitchen floor - floored me, but not so the 2nd time...

GAS666 on May 24, 2020:


i luv Joseph Cotten in Hitch's, Shadow of a Doubt - he said he was lucky to be in 3 of the gr8est films of all time - his opinion.

Re: "The Third Man"

Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins

Alida Valli (credited as Valli) as Anna Schmidt - my grans name, lol

Orson Welles lists Citizen Kane (1941) as his best film, Alfred Hitchcock opts for Shadow of a Doubt (1943) and Sir Carol Reed chose The Third Man (1949) - and I'm in all of them.

He has appeared in five films that have been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: Citizen Kane (1941), The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Gaslight (1944) and Touch of Evil (1958).

GAS666 on May 24, 2020:


As Marion, Janet Leigh said in Psycho - "I haven't been married once yet, lol!"

Baff on May 23, 2020:

Heh, I am watching the series "Origin" right now and one of the characters just said that "The Third Man" is their favorite movie. Now I really need to watch it sooner than planned.

Baff on May 23, 2020:

Yes, the photo was from my first wedding, so been a while.

GAS666 on May 23, 2020:


is that a pic of u - a wedding, or where?

very dapper & dashing

GAS666 on May 23, 2020:


she aint no lady - anyone use this bitch - hit & miss???

i usually can find a free stream site for tv & movies

GAS666 on May 23, 2020:

@baff - seen and like these

The Third Man (1949)

Giant (1956)

A Place in the Sun (1951)

The Last Picture Show (1971)

Baff on May 23, 2020:

God..Crazy 2 was "ok", but certainly not as good as the first. My expectations were high, so it was a let down. If you keep your expectations modest, you may well enjoy it.

For the last year or so, I have been working through the AFI 100 & AFI 100 10-year Anniversary lists. Some I have skipped because they were already on my favorites list. Some I haven't seen in decades, so I rewatched them. Between the 2 lists I still have about 30 movies to watch. Of those 30, these are the ones I haven't seen before (or forgotten that I have seen):

On The Waterfront (1954)

The Birth of a Nation (1915)

The Third Man (1949)

Giant (1956)

A Place in the Sun (1951)

Sunrise (1927)

The Last Picture Show (1971)

Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Nashville (1975)

Many of the movies that made it onto these lists are well made, but not really my cup of tea. I tend to prefer "fun" movies. Even for dramas and tragedies, I need to at least enjoy the ride.

So far the only AFI movie I hadn't seen before that I added to my favorites list was "In the Heat of the Night". Heavy drama, but still fun to watch.

On a side note, I think the hardest to find movie on my list was "They Might be Giants" (1971). Though it came out on blu-ray last year, so much easier to find now.

GAS666 on May 23, 2020:


no free links, only dvds - i did pay for a D/L file copy, but didnt get it, or charged, or a reply from DVDLADY - but ive seen it on TV

none too dark

fave slashers r psycho & halloween

3 dating shows & not picked for a holiday wkend

i like to watch serial killers

galacticgirrrl on May 23, 2020:

GAS666, Were you able to find a copy of The Big Chance (1957) online? I have got this one on my Watch List now. Sounds interesting.

Game show - yikes! I would be a little worried about making a fool of myself. Did you win anything?

RE your noir dark list - are there any you find a little too dark?

I find Peeping Tom and Phantom of the Paradise are great movies but they are just a little too creepy (and yet for some reason I can watch 10 Rillington Place for some reason) The 'eight more days to Hallowe'en' in Hallowe'en III is a bit spooky for such a terrible movie.

galacticgirrrl on May 23, 2020:

I love movies lists and movie memory sites like this - quite neat Baff.

Animal House - of course. And the In Laws is so good that even the remake works.

I picked up a copy of The Gods Must Be Crazy 2 but I can't bring myself to watch it. Very few sequels work.

Now I have 4 more added to my Watch List. I have never even heard of any of these:

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont


A Big Hand for the Little Lady

One, Two, Three

Living in LA is my dream. I loved it from the first visit.

A bad speeding ticket and now I go to Hawaii for vacations.

Great Erin Brockovich tidbit. I will have to watch it again now and look for it.

What movies are hunting for to see again or for first time?

Jason on May 23, 2020:

Guy (Reality TV exec) takes his date back to his appartment. After sex or in the morning tells her he only sleeps with anyone once and she leaves. She has short black hair, is a pretty woman.

She returns and breaks into his appartment or house, ties him to a chair. She teases him for some time while holding him at knife point.

I think he was setup on the date as a joke by his work friends, she was once rejected for the show he works on though and wanted revenge.

The film ends with the guy escaping but being chased and stabbed by the obsessed fan.

I think this movie was on Netflix but cannot find it. Most of the movie is in the appartment.

GAS666 on May 23, 2020:

MM's last pic - cobbled together & unreleased - Something's Got To Give 1962 Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin, Cyd Charisse, dir George Cukor

Tata on May 23, 2020:

From what I can remember it was an 80's teen flick movie, where a boy falls in love with a girl and sneak in her bedroom because her father was so strict. When the girl woke up she was surprise to find the boy beside her in her bed so on and so forth with their love story. The girl was blond and the boy looks like a dancer with his baggy pants and weird outfit.At first I thought he was a scatter boy but I'm not sure.The thing that really strike up my memory was the ending were the boy was dancing with a hip hop bit that was so familiar but I don't know the title. I've watched that movie in Cinemax .

GAS666 on May 23, 2020:


LIKE UR LIST & STORY - I SAW A sitcom TAPING IN LA 2000 = DONE IT IN MELB FOR A FEW SHOWS ALSO - regret i didnt see orig unreno brady bunch house, gilligan's lagoon, b4 built over, or cemeteries - did a few movie locations in NYC & SFO - sadly, back in 2000 net was crap for info - strange possession of mrs oliver, w karen black wasnt even on wiki - i added it, lol


Cowboywarrior63 on May 23, 2020:

Name of a film I saw in elementary school, about a Japanese couple who take in a girl who turns into a bird/dove in the end, its a film I used to watch at school, stop-motion I believe

GAS666 on May 23, 2020:

WHAT'S UR TOP 101+ FAVE MOVIES? (In no/date order)

by gas6666


GAS666 on May 22, 2020:



Double Indemnity 44

The Postman Always Rings Twice 46


Sorry, Wrong Number 48

The Fountainhead 49

Niagara 53

I'll Cry Tomorrow 55

Julie 56

Yield to the Night 56

The Bad Seed 56

The Big Chance 57* (if anyone has a link to D/L, or stream, pls PM, ta?)


I Want to Live! 58



Cape Fear 62

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 62

Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte 64

Poison Ivy 92

Baff on May 22, 2020:

I have my list of 176 favorites on imdb, not going to copy paste them all here.

As for 6 degrees...

Grew up in Los Angeles, so often saw them filming one thing or other. I was never a paid extra, but it is certainly possible that I am in the background of some movies without knowing it.

My grandfather was in Erin Brockovich and they filmed in his house. Erin was having him sign the petition (or whatever).

GAS666 on May 22, 2020:


oh yes, i forget so many, kept adding - started at 10, now 80 - like ur list.

galacticgirrrl on May 22, 2020:


I zipped through the 2,654 titles on my old broken down iCollect Movies App.I had 10 faves before I left the letter A.

And these are just the movies I have bought, not to mention those online, in theatre, @library...

Or the ones that have haunted me since seeing them but I can't get my hands on a copy...

How about a Six Degress of List?

Can you connect yourself to any movies, locations, actors....

Just off the top of my head I have:

Black Christmas (police station location is down the road)

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (the house they used is a few blocks away)

Finian's Rainbow (alleged family member in it)

Last Night (went to school with Don McKeller)

The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood was a client)

Detroit Rock City (I was an extra)

Meatballs (filmed at Camp White Pine near my cottage, school chums were extras)

galacticgirrrl on May 22, 2020:

Leaving off repeats such as Desperately Seeking Susan, Hallowe'en, Grease, Silkwood...

Today I can barely narrow it down to:

A New Leaf (1971)

A Night to Remember (1958)

A Patch of Blue (1965)

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

Fun With Dick and Jane (1977)

Gidget (1959)

Goldiggers of 1933

Ladies and Gentlement The Fabulous Stains (1982)

North Dallas Forty (1979)

Panic in Year Zero (1962)

Race With the Devil (1975)

The Four Seasons (1981)

The One that Got Away (1957)

The Moon is Blue (1953)

This Sporting Life (1963)

The Bellboy (196)

The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975)

Three Days of the Condor (1975)

Where Have All the People Gone (1974)

Wild in the streets (1968)

Withnail and I (1987)

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