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There is nothing on television... well, sort of

When you are overwhelmed with streaming options

There is nothing on television... well, sort of

Fri 22 Jan 2021
When you are overwhelmed with streaming options
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So many choices, but so few options

The Reel Dialogue team was challenged to come up with some choices for people when we are overwhelmed with all of the streaming platforms.

For families and film fans who are at home trying to escape foul weather or heaven forbid another time of COVID isolation, what are some film suggestions?

Reel Dialogue answered the call this a bit of Movie Mayhem. We have put our heads together to provide lists of films for people to enjoy some time at home. A fun little package of ideas for people to consider when 'there just does not seem to be anything good on tv.'

The team may have gone a bit overboard, but there are some great options for every type of film fan. Enjoy


Russ Matthews' Reel Recommendations:

  • Star Wars IV: A New Hope
  • Toy Story 3
  • Batman: The Dark Knight
  • The Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • The Matrix
  • La La Land
  • Inception
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Stranger than Fiction
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Baby Driver
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • The Great Escape
  • Snatch
  • Whiplash
  • The Conversation
  • Citizen Kane
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Casablanca

Others worth seeing

  • Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049
  • Bull Durham
  • The Incredibles
  • Groundhog Day
  • The Princess Bride
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Hugo
  • Yesterday
  • The Great Escape

Comfort Films

  • Field of Dreams - Reminds me of life in Iowa / Value of fathers
  • Moneyball - Inspirational
  • Elizabethtown - Value of family
  • Oceans Eleven - Just makes me laugh / friendship

Miriam Saward's Savory Suggestions

  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • Julie and Julia
  • Crazy Stupid Love
  • Jane Eyre
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • The Imitation Game
  • The Theory of Everything
  • An Education
  • Sabrina

Natalie McFarling's Nudges

Here are some movie suggestions for a family day at home...

  • Aladdin (live action but the animated is good too) - Disney+
  • Home on the Range - Disney+
  • Meet the Robinsons - Disney+
  • Wreck it Ralph - Disney+
  • Onward - Disney+
  • The Princess Bride - Disney+
  • The Croods - Netflix
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - Netflix
  • The Iron Giant - Amazon
  • Muppet Treasure Island - Amazon

Here are some movie suggestions for teens...

  • Ant Man - Disney+
  • Knives Out - Amazon
  • Holes - Disney+
  • Guardians of the Galaxy - Disney+
  • Jumanji (Maybe even a marathon of all three movies) - Amazon
  • Murder on the Orient Express - Amazon
  • The Greatest Showman - Disney+

Here are some suggestions for date night...

  • While You Were Sleeping - Disney+
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Netflix
  • Mr. Church - Amazon
  • Kate & Leopold - Amazon
  • Return to Me - Amazon
  • Stranger than Fiction - Netflix

Some other movies...

  • Christopher Robin - Disney+
  • Hidden Figures - Disney+
  • Inside out - Disney+
  • Mary Poppins - Disney+
  • Bedtime Stories - Disney+
  • The Help - Netflix
  • Chef - Netflix
  • Mrs. Doubtfire (always makes me laugh) - Amazon
  • Lego Batman Movie - Amazon
  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - Amazon
  • Secret Life of Walter Mitty - Amazon

Nick Long's Netflix Solutions

Trilogies

  • The Godfather
  • Indiana Jones
  • Back to the Future
  • Lord of the Rings

Netflix Series for Binging

  • Peaky Blinders
  • Breaking Bad
  • Better Call Saul
  • The Queen’s Gambit

Winter options

  • Groundhog Day
  • Jeremiah Johnson
  • A Simple Plan w/ Bill Paxton
  • The Thing (J Carpenter)

Real Hero stuff

  • Big Trouble In Little China
  • Pale Rider
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • Alone (R Redford)
  • First Blood
  • Last of the Mohicans

Restore Hope in Mankind

  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • The Martian
  • The American President
  • Apollo 13
  • Lucas

Mindless Fun

  • Tremors
  • The Goonies
  • Mad Max Fury Road

Perfect Movies

  • Close Encounters of Third Kind
  • Jaws
  • Wizard of Oz
  • The Fugitive
  • Unforgiven

Richard Soo's Ruminating for Disney+

  • Toy Story series
  • Kung Fu Panda series
  • How To Train Your Dragon series
  • Inside Out
  • Up
  • Soul
  • Finding Nemo
  • Finding Dory
  • Mulan (the OG with Mushu)
  • Cars series
  • The Incredibles series
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Over The Hedge
  • Monsters Inc
  • A Bug’s Life
  • The Lion King
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Aladdin

Caleb Boersma's Cinematic Joyride

Musicals (to feel uplifted and moved) in down towns

  • The Fiddler on the Roof
  • La la land
  • Sing Street
  • An American in Paris
  • Whiplash

Recent documentaries to ponder

  • Tower
  • Dear Zachary
  • Wont You Be My Neighbour
  • Free solo (doesn’t really go with the rest but amazing)

Great entertaining watches with something to say

  • Hell or High Water
  • Arrival
  • Spotlight
  • Sicario
  • Up in the Air
  • Parasite
  • Visceral movies
  • Children of Men
  • Drive (viewers discretion advised)
  • 1917
  • Munich

Foreign language/international greats

  • City of God
  • Incendies
  • Oldboy
  • ‘71
  • Pan’s Labyrinth
  • The Lives of Others
  • Phoenix

Accessible Oldies

  • City of lights
  • 400 blows
  • The French Connection
  • The Conversation

Straight up fun watches

  • Palm Springs
  • The Martian
  • Midnight Run

Potentially life changing movies

  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Short term 12
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Half Nelson

Send us your thoughts, suggestions and see you at the movies. Enjoy these great film choices.

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