Films & TV from when I was youngby paul-rocca | created - 07 Jan 2014 | updated - 07 Jan 2014 | Public
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1. Neighbours (1985– )
TV-G | 22 min | Drama, Romance
Australian soap opera exploring the lives and relationships of the residents of Ramsay Street in Erinsborough.
Yes i actually watched this, without ever missing an episode up to 1990, and i even made my sisters record it when i got my first job!
2. The Amityville Horror (1979)
R | 117 min | Horror
Newlyweds move into a large house where a mass murder was committed, and experience strange manifestations which drive them away.
Votes: 30,532 | Gross: $86.43M
Frightened the bloody life out of me when i was 8 or 9, my best memory was being in a big holiday house in Trearddur Bay in 82/83 and all of us sitting around the tele watching this, then suddenly we heard a massive bag.... to discover the kitsch celling had fallen in!!! Still scares me now!!
3. Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World (1973)
G | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Digby consumes a bowl of Project X, a liquid growth formula. Soon, he becomes a sheepdog of gigantic size!
Classic film, it reminds me of school holidays and watching this over and over again!
4. The Boy Who Turned Yellow (1972)
55 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
John and his class go on a school trip to the Tower of London. While he is there he loses his pet mouse and vows to return and find her later. Back in school, he is not very attentive and ... See full summary »
Another classic (very low budget) film, which reminds me of school holidays.
5. Why Don't You Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go and Do Something Less Boring Instead? (1973–1995)
15 min | Family
Used to watch this everyday on my school holidays.
10. The Railway Children (1970)
G | 109 min | Family, Drama
After the enforced absence of their father, three children move with their mother to Yorkshire, where during their adventures they attempt to discover the reason for his disappearance.
13. Married with Children (1986–1997)
TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy
Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous.
15. Dallas (1978–1991)
TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance
J.R. Ewing, a Texas oil baron, uses manipulation and blackmail to achieve his ambitions, both business and personal. He often comes into conflict with his brother Bobby, his arch-enemy Cliff Barnes and his long-suffering wife Sue Ellen.
16. That's Life! (1973–1994)
Esther Rantzen and the team present a variety of subjects, including consumer advice, rights and investigations, topical news-related vox pops, and lighthearted items such as clever pets and hilarious misspelt signs.
18. Stir Crazy (1980)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime
Set up and wrongfully accused, two best friends will be sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit. However, no prison cell could keep them locked in.
Votes: 20,916 | Gross: $101.30M
19. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
PG | 138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
After an accidental encounter with otherworldly vessels, an ordinary man follows a series of psychic clues to the first scheduled meeting between representatives of Earth and visitors from the cosmos.
Votes: 157,897 | Gross: $132.09M
21. Juliet Bravo (1980–1985)
50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Newly-promoted Inspector Jean Darblay takes charge of the police station in the fictional Lancashire town of Hartley. She is the first woman to be placed in charge of the station and ... See full summary »
22. The Day of the Triffids (1963)
Approved | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After an unusual meteor shower leaves most of the human population blind, a merchant navy officer must find a way to conquer tall, aggressive plants which are feeding on people and animals.
28. Taxi Driver (1976)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama
A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action, while attempting to liberate a twelve-year-old prostitute.
Votes: 589,726 | Gross: $28.26M
32. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
R | 93 min | Comedy
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.
Votes: 102,955 | Gross: $49.53M