Movies and TV shows I love (or hope to love)

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1.
Sherlock (2010 TV Series)
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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London. (88 mins.)
“ Words cannot describe the joy I feel when watching this. I used to watch Jeremy Brett and thought that was pretty good- and then I was rather spoilt with Robert Downey Jr's Sherlock, and didn't think the character could get any better. But damn you Moffat, you got me again! By teaming up with Gatiss and using the combined powers of Benedict Cumberbatch (what a name!) and Martin Freeman, you have created something I have (whisper it) enjoyed MORE than Doctor Who! ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
2.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
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The further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions. (45 mins.)
“ Doctor Who was a small part of my childhood. I always thought the show was quite creepy (THAT hasn't changed) and Sylvester McCoy's Doctor was a strange little man. As much I liked Paul McGann's Doctor the movie was not really Doctor Who to me, so when the new series was announced in 2005 (with Billie Piper no less) I had doubts it'd be any good. And then the Doctor told Rose to run for her life and the theme tune began and I haven't missed it since! ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
3.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
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A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home - and the gold within it - from the dragon Smaug. (169 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ It has half the cast of Sherlock in it, as well as calling (siren song like) half the cast of its predecessor. So of course I'm looking forward to this. But hurry up and get back to Sherlock and Wilfred please! ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
4.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A meek Hobbit and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the One Ring and the Dark Lord Sauron. (178 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ One look and I fell in love with Elijah Wood and those magnificent blue eyes. Story was quite good too -.- ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
5.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
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While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard. (179 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ Andy Serkis is the master of sick, twisted and damaged creatures. And hey Karl Urban! ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
6.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
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Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring. (201 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ So depressing. But so good. A level of epicness not seen to often on screen. ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
7.
Wilfred (2011 TV Series)
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The story of a depressed man who inexplicably is the only one who can see his neighbor's dog as a full grown man in a dog suit. (22 mins.)
“ A weird one. But I like weird. Is Ryan insane? Dead? In a coma?! (It's like Lost and Life On Mars all over again. Only with a horny, weed smoking man dressed as a dog. Or dog that speaks very good Australian :)) ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
8.
Stargate: Atlantis (2004 TV Series)
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An international team of scientists and military personnel discover a Stargate network in the Pegasus Galaxy and come face-to-face with a new, powerful enemy, The Wraith. (44 mins.)
“ David Hewlett. That is all. ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
9.
Hot Fuzz (2007)
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Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents. (121 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ IT'S SIMON PEGG! What more needs to be said? ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
10.
Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)
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While a civil war brews between several noble families in Westeros, the children of the former rulers of the land attempt to rise up to power. Meanwhile a forgotten race, bent on destruction, plans to return after thousands of years in the North. (56 mins.)
“ I really ought to finish the first series. But I love what I've seen so far! ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
11.
Firefly (2002 TV Series)
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Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them. (44 mins.)
“ Dear Fox.

*beep* you. Sodom and Gomorrah style.

(Or never take a Joss Whedon show off the air again). ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
12.
Downton Abbey (2010 TV Series)
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A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century. (58 mins.)
“ I frequently don't know what's going on, and who these people are- but the witty writing is enough to be getting on with. ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
13.
Community (2009 TV Series)
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A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body. (22 mins.)
“ Geek nirvana. If you like Big Bang Theory you'll love this. Zombie attacks to the tune of ABBA. Plasticine Christmasses! Paintball wipeouts and Joel McHale frequently shirtless. And sometimes bottoms-less ;) ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
14.
The Big Bang Theory (2007 TV Series)
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A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory. (22 mins.)
“ Sheldon Cooper. And Soft Kitty. That is all. ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
15.
Leverage (2008 TV Series)
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A crew of high-tech crooks attempt to steal from wealthy criminals and corrupt businessmen. (42 mins.)
“ Where stealing from the rich to give to the poor is celebrated, and even encouraged! But illegal downloading of Doctor Who is frowned upon. ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
16.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
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In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6. (127 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
“ I love James Bond. But this is the "real" world of espionage, all in the name of Queen and Country. And it is a nasty business.

But it does have Benedict Cumberbatch. ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
17.
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
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An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her. (95 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
“ Oh JGL. You love-struck idiot/puppy dog.

And Zooey Deschanel is so pretty. ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
18.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
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Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." (109 mins.)
Director: Garth Jennings
“ MARTIN FREEMAN!!

Douglas Adam's masterpiece is (for me) almost unreadable after the first book. But this movie, made posthumously but with a lot of input from its creator, gives you the gist of his work. Doctor Who's Death in Paris is another piece.. ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
19.
The Secret of NIMH (1982)
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To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected. (82 mins.)
Director: Don Bluth
“ Considering it's not, the art work is better then some of Disney's efforts form the same era. Just look at the animation of The Great Owl, or the rats world under the rosebush and you'll see what Disney were missing! ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
20.
The Princess Bride (1987)
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While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. (98 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ A movie that I don't see often enough. Inconceivable! ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
21.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. (152 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
“ This really includes the whole series. I have always had a soft spot for fantasy, and although I prefer the books, these films are a great visual accompaniment to my imagination. ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
22.
Star Trek (1966 TV Series)
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Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets. (50 mins.)
“ This includes (almost) every iteration of Star Trek, including the new movie- which I felt captured the spirit of the Original Series down to Karl Urban's brief possession by DeForest Kelley performing his trademark disbelieving eyebrow movement (TM). ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
23.
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
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Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England. (128 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
“ Oh Rob, you do spoil us. First Tony Stark, and then a *beep* Mr Holmes.

A round of applause sir! ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
24.
Ghostbusters (1984)
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Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. (105 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
“ No job is too big, no fee is too big!

I love this movie. And it's aged well- which is more than can be said for the fashions of the 80's! ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
25.
Iron Man (2008)
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After being held captive in an Afghan cave, a billionaire engineer creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil. (126 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
“ I saw this four times. Once on my own because no one wanted to come with me.

As soon as Back In Black starts you know what tone this movies going to take. ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
26.
Supernatural (2005 TV Series)
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Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters" fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth. (44 mins.)
“ Jensen Ackles. Shirtless. Frequently.

The shows quite good too... ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
27.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 TV Series)
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A young woman, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends. (44 mins.)
“ This was my childhood. Demons, vampires and things that go *poof* in the night. Usually after having been stuck with a wooden implement. Or a rocket launcher. ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
28.
Jurassic Park (1993)
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During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. (127 mins.)
“ Hello? Eaten right off of the toilet?

That's the only toilet humour acceptable to me. ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
29.
Futurama (1999 TV Series)
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Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999. (22 mins.)
“ The Simpsons are so 1989! It's over! This is Matt Groening' s future(ama). ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
30.
Back to the Future (1985)
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A young man is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ How the hell can you not of seen this trilogy?!?

Plus a cameo from Baby!Elijah Wood! ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
31.
The Goonies (1985)
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In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure. (114 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ I want a go on that water slide so badly...

And cute ickle Sean Astin! ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
32.
Gremlins (1984)
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A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. (106 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
“ I was far to young to have seen this..

God bless my parents and there lack of concern of mental scarrage(?) ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
33.
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
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The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken total control over the building of a media mogul. (106 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
“ Christopher Lee vs slimy puppets?

Hell yeah! ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
34.
Red Dwarf (1988 TV Series)
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The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf. (30 mins.)
“ Oh gods this is good. With a few exceptions some of the funniest stuff to have come on British television.

And that's before you get to the outtakes! ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
35.
The Frighteners (1996)
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After a tragic car accident that killed his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people but when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead. (110 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ Death is just the beginning.. Of more death!

Jeffery Coombs rocks as the slightly unusual appendage of the law. ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
36.
Hustle (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A motley group of London con artists pull of a series of daring and intricate stings. (60 mins.)
“ Like Leverage, but with fewer explosions. ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
37.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. (99 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ The casts of The Office, Black Books and Spaced vs the Undead. What can go wrong?

You've got red on you.. ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
38.
The Borrowers (1992 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The Borrowers are small, 15cm high humans who live in the English hinterland. They live out their lives in mouse-hole sized nooks in human homes... (170 mins.)
Director: John Henderson
“ Now this is the sort of thing kids are missing out on nowadays! Proper stories. Not this X-Factor rubbish!

This really is an enchanting adaption of the books- it would be dated by today's standards, but I've been disappointed by newer adaptions that looked better. ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
39.
District 9 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology. (112 mins.)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
“ Apart from Star Trek (2009) there were two other movies I wanted to see that year. I thought I would really enjoy Inglorious Basterds and suffer through District 9- and unknown actor/director with only Peter Jackson's name behind it?

As it turned out I didn't really enjoy Inglorious.

This I loved. ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
40.
The A-Team (1983 TV Series)
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Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military. (60 mins.)
“ This was a teeny bit before my time.. But boy is it good fun! ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
41.
Spaced (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Friends Tim and Daisy, 20-something North Londoners with uncertain futures, must pretend to be a couple to live in the only apartment they can afford. (25 mins.)
“ Oh God the alley shoot-out! ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
42.
Spirited Away (2001)
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During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ This is what Disney SHOULD be. ” - flowerbedgrl-446-716685
 
43.
Star Trek (2009)
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The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Commander Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful, time-traveling Romulan creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time. (127 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
 
44.
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
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After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. (132 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams