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Old 05-17-2018, 04:14 PM
 
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I would love to see a continuing thread about movie recommendations for those of us who are not enamored with violence or gore or graphic sex. Yes, I am talking about movies for those of us who enjoy heartwarming and/or period romances and dramas.

It seems that the only time I hear of these is through YouTube recommendations, and then -- most of the time -- only to find that they have either do not receive widespread distribution or have already left the theaters, and are not available for purchase (DVD).
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:34 PM
 
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The Notebook - all ages love it it is newer.

All Nicholas Sparks movies would all fit that bill, I think.

You could also go to your library and look at the collections of videos, or as for recommendations there.

You can also put your favorites into your Amazon cart, and they will start making suggestions, and you can read reviews.
You don't have to buy anything, just use the suggestions and reviews.
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2361509/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1412386/
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Old 05-18-2018, 05:16 PM
 
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Somewhere In Time.


that is all...
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:32 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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I personally don't understand Nicholas Sparks' popularity. His stories are always filled with manufactured angst for no other purpose than to make you cry. I call that lazy writing. But, to each her own.

For good romantic stories, and if you like British mini series, I highly recommend 'North And South', based on Elizabeth Gaskell's classic novel. Another book to TV by Ms. Gaskell is 'Wives and Daughters', also by BBC.

A more recent romantic British movie I enjoyed recently was 'Far From The Madding Crowd', which was released in 2015 and the story took place in rural farmland of Dorset.

I also enjoyed 'Stardust', an American film released in 2007 with Claire Daines. Stardust is fantasy genre with a lot of humor, and Robert DeNiro playing a gay pirate!
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Old 05-19-2018, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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I would love to see a continuing thread about movie recommendations for those of us who are not enamored with violence or gore or graphic sex. Yes, I am talking about movies for those of us who enjoy heartwarming and/or period romances and dramas.

It seems that the only time I hear of these is through YouTube recommendations, and then -- most of the time -- only to find that they have either do not receive widespread distribution or have already left the theaters, and are not available for purchase (DVD).
I don't know how many times I heard that exact same sentiment expressed at theatres where I worked. In a few cases, we went out of our way to bring in the films that were being begged for. The result? Bupkis. Empty auditoriums and lost revenue. Some of the most vocal were "leaders" of local churches or groups. Sometimes the only way to make them see the light of day was to offer them an auditorium rental with the terms the film companies demanded, and add in a charge for the theatre nut and a little profit. Eyes glazed over and faces blanched faster than if Father Beauregard had lifted his robes and flashed the faithful at Mass.

I tried to figure out why the disconnect from time to time.

Churches in general have a core position that all actors (outside of an extremely limited group of films) are spawn of evil. Only if a small group of the leaders preview a film and then say that it is acceptable will members of that church come - MAYBE.

Cost. Many who wanted the "wholesome" films also were of the opinion that paying more than a quarter to see one was an outrage.

More mouth than money, more mouth than energy to do anything, sometimes just more mouth - full stop.

Many of the requests for wholesome films were more a type of nostalgia than a real request.

Finding the unusual is a little better than it used to be, but not much. Hulu, Youtube, Netflix, https://free-classic-movies.com/ can help. I tried subscribing to "Facets" out of Chicago for DVDs, but most came in broken or were never really available.
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Old 05-19-2018, 02:36 AM
 
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I personally read the description before watching a netflix or amazon movie. I will also look up actresses or actors, because several can be counted on for good movies. Shirley McClain, Julia Roberts, Goldie Hawn,
A short list off the top of my head...of my fav's:

Step Mother

My Best friends Wedding

Nottinghill

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Steel Magnolia's

Adventures in Babysitting

Christmas Vacation for comedy

Uncle Buck
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Old 05-19-2018, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Florida
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That Night

13 Going on 30

Second Hand Lions (a really great movie for all ages)

Hitch

The Man From Snowy River

It Takes Two
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Old 05-19-2018, 11:01 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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Go to eBay and pick up these:

The Enchanted Cottage

Now, Voyager

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

George Washington Slept Here

Pocket Full of Miracles

Laura

Arsenic and Old Lace

Dark Victory

Harvey
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Old 05-21-2018, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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Murphy's Romance

A Walk in the Clouds

The Holiday

Sleepless in Seattle

You've Got Mail

84 Charing Cross Road

Same Time Next Year

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