WatchedByChance

films I thoroughly enjoyed yet serendipity put them in my view
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1.
Where the Red Fern Grows (2003)
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Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs. (86 mins.)
“ narrated by Kris Kristofferson, there's a 1974 version too. Nice music. Thoughtfully done. ” - fraserkr-fb
 
2.
Smashed (2012)
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A married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of alcohol gets their relationship put to the test when the wife decides to get sober. (81 mins.)
Director: James Ponsoldt
“ seen several times. I think the movie is well done and fair to the topic. ” - fraserkr-fb
 
3.
Where the Red Fern Grows (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs. (86 mins.)
“ narrated by Kris Kristofferson, there's a 1974 version too. Nice music. Thoughtfully done. ” - fraserkr-fb
 
4.
Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)
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The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York. (94 mins.)
Director: Roger Michell
“ NewYearsDay2014 - feeling relaxed enough to concentrate on the content. ” - fraserkr-fb
 
5.
Searching for Sugar Man (2012 Documentary)
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Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez. (86 mins.)
“ serendipity. great music.  ” - fraserkr-fb
 
6.
Smashed (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of alcohol gets their relationship put to the test when the wife decides to get sober. (81 mins.)
Director: James Ponsoldt
“ seen several times. I think the movie is well done and fair to the topic. ” - fraserkr-fb
 
7.
Where the Red Fern Grows (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs. (86 mins.)
“ narrated by Kris Kristofferson, there's a 1974 version too. Nice music. Thoughtfully done. ” - fraserkr-fb
 
8.
Hide Away (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat. (88 mins.)
Director: Chris Eyre
“ I saw this Narrative Feature as film title "A year in Mooring" at SXSW Film Festival 2011 ” - fraserkr-fb
 
9.
A Good Woman (2004)
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While retaining her secret identity, the illustrious Mrs. Erlynne (Hunt) saves Lady Windemere (Johansson) from making a grand social faux-pas with the scoundrelly Lord Darlington (Moore). (93 mins.)
Director: Mike Barker
 
10.
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
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Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is marrying less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed family secrets. (93 mins.)
Director: Noah Baumbach
 
11.
The Ladykillers (2004)
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An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a classical ensemble in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting but sharp old landlady. (104 mins.)
 
12.
The Hi-Lo Country (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An intimate story of the enduring bond of friendship between two hard-living men, set against a sweeping backdrop: the American West... (114 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
13.
The Forger (2012)
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A teenager wanders into Carmel, California, where he is soon introduced to the art-forgery community. (94 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Roeck
 
14.
Rust and Bone (2012)
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Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident. (120 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
15.
The Impossible (2012)
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The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. (114 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bayona
 
16.
Family Band: The Cowsills Story (2011 Documentary)
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The Cowsills are the real life inspiration behind The Partridge Family but The Cowsills' story is not a sitcom... (90 mins.)
 
17.
The Last Ship (2014 TV Series)
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The crew of a naval destroyer is forced to confront the reality of a new existence when a pandemic kills off most of the earth's population. (60 mins.)
 
18.
Talk to Me (2007)
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The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s. (118 mins.)
Director: Kasi Lemmons
 
19.
All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State (2014 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The life story of Ann Richards, the hilarious straight-talking Governor of Texas who fought special... (82 mins.)
 
20.
Deliverance (1972)
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Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country. (110 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
21.
Hugo (2011)
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Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
22.
Last Holiday (2006)
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Upon learning of a terminal illness, a shy woman (Queen Latifah) decides to sell off all her possessions and live it up at a posh European hotel. (112 mins.)
Director: Wayne Wang
 
23.
The Gray Man (2007)
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Obsessive manhunt to identify and capture a despicable serial killer. (98 mins.)
Director: Scott L. Flynn
 
24.
Runaway Jury (2003)
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A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer. (127 mins.)
Director: Gary Fleder
 
25.
My Beautiful Broken Brain (2014 Documentary)
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MY BEAUTIFUL BROKEN BRAIN is 34 year old Lotje Sodderland's personal voyage into the complexity, fragility... (86 mins.)
 
26.
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
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A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding. (95 mins.)