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Twisted and weird, disturbing but not gory

If I like(d) The Babadook, Confessions, Under the Skin, Gone Girl, and Welcome to Night Vale, what should I read/watch/listen to next? [more inside]
posted by Flannery Culp on Dec 21, 2014 - 24 answers

TV/Movie Identification

I have a vague memory of a character in a TV show or movie trying to guess a password that he forgot. The only hint he has is that the password is "something I like". The answer was something simple and stupid, like "candy". I can't remember where I saw this and it's going to drive me nuts. [more inside]
posted by sbutler on Aug 28, 2014 - 2 answers

Help us remember what show/movie this scene was in

Recently we watched a TV show or movie with this scene. A man realizes his hand is not shaking. He's with another person who's hand is shaking after some stressful/traumatic event. The context leads you to believe he's finally realizing he can deal with the stuff. We saw this within the last few months but can't remember what it was from. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
posted by disaster77 on Jul 25, 2014 - 4 answers

Identify a movie where kids are inside the TV

I have a vague memory of a single bit of a movie I saw in the early 90s (don't know how old the movie was tho). Three kids, on the lip of a giant TV screen. The sky was orange/yellow/green stormy. The movie villain was threatening them, and they either pushed him into TV land, or they themselves jumped into it to escape him. Any guesses?
posted by rebent on Jul 12, 2014 - 6 answers

Help identifying a traumatizingly scary movie/TV show scene

I've had this scene scarred onto my brain for about 30 years, I've encountered another person online who also remembers it but likewise has no idea what movie or TV show it was. His and my descriptions of the scene below. [more inside]
posted by doctornecessiter on Jun 26, 2014 - 9 answers

The Cinematic Sales Pitch - I need the expertise of movie and tv buffs..

I'm looking to watch clips of sales pitches that appeared in movies or television - anything over the past 50-60 years but the more recent the show or movie would be better. Think of something like a scene in Mad Men where Don Draper absolutely nails the sales pitch to the client. [more inside]
posted by extrabox on May 21, 2014 - 18 answers

What are all the foods and drinks referenced in Firefly?

Some friends are putting together a Firefly-themed dinner. What foods and drinks are directly referenced or depicted in the Firefly canon? [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Apr 28, 2014 - 32 answers

Why Even Bring It Up?

My wife and I have been saying, "Why even bring it up?" to each other for years (the pitch of the voice starts out low and gets higher and higher throughout the question). Do you know where we could have heard the quote? [more inside]
posted by jaden on Apr 17, 2014 - 4 answers

Help me remember what TV show or movie this was.

My wife and I are going crazy trying to remember a TV show or movie. All we can remember is that two high school girls go out with two college guys, hang out at a furniture store, and things turn bad. (more inside). [more inside]
posted by lenore on Nov 13, 2013 - 3 answers

The land before infomercials...

It is the late eighties or early nineties and you are watching a late night movie on UHF. It features a "wanderer" type person with big religious/philosophical ideas, set in the modern US, and loopily incoherent/incompetent. Is this a trope, what are the examples? What are examples of seminal bad late night movies which aren't scifi/horror?
posted by ennui.bz on Oct 19, 2013 - 4 answers

Don't take it personally, babe, it just ain't your story

Are there any films/tv which do this: have a moment where it seems like a character is breaking the 4th wall and speaking directly to the camera/audience only to have the camera pull back to reveal the person they were actually talking to? [more inside]
posted by juv3nal on Sep 14, 2013 - 8 answers

Up close vs. far away

I am looking for movie/TV scenes in which the audience or characters think that something is one thing up close, but realize that it is something different from further away. [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Aug 11, 2013 - 10 answers

Meme of tv or movie characters driving someone out to a remote location

How many instances in television and film can the hive mind come up with that involve a character driving someone out to the desert (or some other remote location) to kill them, often having the victim (who is usually someone who has wronged the character, or can't be convicted in a court of law), dig a hole, only ending up unable to actually murder them?
posted by agregoli on Jul 31, 2013 - 32 answers

70s Anime ID

Super Hard TV/Movie ID: I am trying to ID an animated film/tv show I saw in the 70s. I recall it having an anime look, like Speed Racer or Star Blazers, but I am reasonably certain it wasn't either of these. [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes on Jun 20, 2013 - 11 answers

Adaptations of Shakespeare

What are the best tv or movie adaptations of Shakespeare's plays?
posted by Proginoskes on Jun 16, 2013 - 36 answers

Compassionate but not boring fiction?

Help me find non-boring media that wraps you in a warm (or fierce) blanket of compassion or simply leaves you with a sense of gentle warmth, safety, or contentment? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Feb 15, 2013 - 57 answers

Recommendations for all-time best "royal court intrigue" movies, TV series and books?

Recommendations for all-time best "royal court intrigue" movies, TV series and books? [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis on Dec 28, 2012 - 28 answers

looking for 1974 tv movie version of Little Match Girl starring Lynsey Baxter

Can anyone tell me where I could find a copy (legit or not) of the 1974 TV movie "The Little Match Girl" (IMDB info here) that starred Lynsey Baxter. It was a great, particularly dark version, and I'd like to show it to my family this holiday. Any leads appreciated. It was originally produced by a TV station in Cincinnatti. I am not interested in any other version than this one. Thanks!
posted by cmp4Meta on Dec 8, 2012 - 6 answers

HOLY CRAP THAT TREE LOOKS SO REAL

Early Christmas Present filter: We got a new tv last night. Help us decide on the best movies to watch to "break it in" [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Nov 30, 2012 - 29 answers

Having crossed over, unseen by most, from another dimension of the the inner mind to the outer limits of the night gallery, where do I go next?

I've seen The Twilight Zone. I've seen The Outer Limits. I've seen Tales From the Darkside. I've seen (and, puns notwithstanding, was bored by) Tales From the Crypt. I've seen Night Gallery. What else is there for me to see? [more inside]
posted by windykites on Sep 14, 2012 - 41 answers

What am I seeing on the screen in my mind?

TV/Movie Title Sequence Filter: For production reference I'm trying to figure out what tv/movie title sequence I am picturing - it's from the 60s (or has that retro feel), is an animation of/or including straight lines in different arrangements, they are (sometimes?) blue. [more inside]
posted by auntietennis on Jul 23, 2012 - 11 answers

Help me find this movie!

How can I view or purchase the scifi TV movie Target Earth / Taken Away (1998)? [more inside]
posted by masters2010 on Jun 10, 2012 - 1 answer

What hatched from this thing's belly button?

What strange sci-fi movie or show am I sort-of remembering from ~20-22 years ago featuring a woman giving birth to an egg through her belly button? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Jun 9, 2012 - 8 answers

What early to mid 70s (probably made for TV) sci-fi movie am I half-remembering?

What early to mid 70s (probably made for TV) sci-fi movie am I half-remembering? [more inside]
posted by kimota on Jun 9, 2012 - 11 answers

This Is Your Script . . . This Is Your Script Unplugged

Looking for more examples of a plot. Well, more of a structure really. The one from Noises Off, where you are shown how the story should go, then they go through it again, only this time everything goes wrong. Bonus points if they go through it a third time, and it absolutely explodes. [more inside]
posted by Garm on May 6, 2012 - 18 answers

Metafilter Rule Number 30: When there is a plate of beans, over-think it

I'm looking for lists of TV shows and movies that have characters referencing numbered lists of rules. As examples in Wedding Crashers they reference a random assortment of rules e.g. Rule #110: Never walk away from a crasher in a funny jacket. Fight Club has "First Rule of fight club is..." What else has a set of rules like this?
posted by vegetableagony on Feb 16, 2012 - 30 answers

Hulk Smash International Viewer

Google Fu Fail Hulk. When was Hulk SECOND TV movie in theaters? And in what countries? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Feb 6, 2012 - 1 answer

How realistic is drowning when shown on TV?

How accurate, from a medical perspective, is the typical TV/Movie representation of someone nearly drowning? I refer to the "Receive mouth to mouth resuscitation whilst unconscious, cough up a little water and regain consciousness then everything's fine again." depiction of drowning.
posted by dougrayrankin on Jan 30, 2012 - 28 answers

Why, Chandler, your penis is protruding!-LAUGHTRACKLAUGHTRACKLAUGHTRACKLAUGHTRACK

Can you direct me to genuinely funny comedic soft-core or hard-core pornographies? Along the lines of naked sitcoms? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 28, 2012 - 23 answers

Can I have One Media Playlist to Rule Them All?

I recently bought a new TV, replacing one from the early 90s. And I went a bit crazy plugging in ALL the things. The trouble is... there's still nothing on! Is there some kind of master TV / movie / media guide I can use to tell me what device or service(s) offer what I want to watch? [more inside]
posted by marylynn on Jan 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me identify the clichéd sound effect used to label locations in certain films and tv shows.

Is there a real world referent for that bleeping typing noise used in some films as a text (usually a location note) appears on the screen? It's a similar thing to that chunka-chunka typing sound used in the X-Files when the location of a new scene would be announced, but it's like a very rapid, high-pitched "beedeebeedeebeedeebeep" sound played while the letters appear. [more inside]
posted by col_pogo on Jan 18, 2012 - 20 answers

what is this post-apocalyptic kids movie?

What is this post-apocalyptic kids TV movie I saw in the 90s or early 00s? [more inside]
posted by fireflies on Dec 22, 2011 - 14 answers

Help me identify this horror TV show/film.

Help me identify this horror TV show/film. [more inside]
posted by Aya on Dec 8, 2011 - 9 answers

Tights are not pants. Apparently, some tights are not even tights.

In what movie(?) does a little brother draw lines on the back of his sister's legs to fake a pair of silk stockings? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Nov 3, 2011 - 16 answers

MovieFilter? Where can I find intelligent discussion about movies and t.v.?

Where can I find intelligent writing or discussion about movies and t.v. shows? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Oct 29, 2011 - 24 answers

Don't go in there, kid!

What movie or TV show was this? This has been nagging at me for years! Around 1978 or 1979, when I was 7 or 8 years old, I remember seeing a creepy teaser on TV for an upcoming movie, or episode of something, in which a man wearing dark glasses is speaking to someone off-screen. He says something like, "Don't go in there, kid, unless you want to end up ... like this!" And then he removes the dark glasses, and instead of eyes he has two things that look like raised, white ridges with horizontal slits cut into them. Something like Inuit snow goggles, but set into the eyes instead of connected in the middle. I never saw the show and this is literally all I remember about it. A friend of mine thinks it might be The Omega Man, but I'm pretty sure it isn't.
posted by Ratio on Oct 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Do you know your sci-fi?

Can you name the movie or TV show this image is from? Looks like a classic sci-fi film, though I can’t tell if the set is a spaceship or a submersible.
posted by scamper on Sep 11, 2011 - 8 answers

What's movie/tv show am I thinking of?

This question was inspired after watching 'My Sister's Keeper' and I have vague recollections of a movie or TV show where a young girl is dying and she wants a boy to kiss her (or possibly even more). [more inside]
posted by Scottie_Bob on Aug 6, 2011 - 9 answers

Faint memory of a kid's movie driving me crazy!

Kid's movie/T.V. show? Trying to rediscover some sort of kid's show or movie, possibly misremembered. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on May 30, 2011 - 8 answers

There's a hole in my bucket!

What video clips feature someone futilely filling a leaking container (or a similar futile task)? [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes on Mar 21, 2011 - 9 answers

Film/TV Filming Locations Identification

I have some screenshots from a television show, and I would like to post them somewhere so that someone could identify the specific filming location for me (they weren't shot on a set, but on location; the Angeles National Forest area in So. California specifically). I've tried doing this in some Flickr groups but it's been fruitless. Any suggestions of some sites or online communities that could help me out? Thanks in advance!
posted by Tim McDonough on Dec 14, 2010 - 10 answers

help me tie my rec room together.

I want to decorate a rec room in my basement with prints and other items that have been featured in movies and TV shows. I’m not looking for promotional things or other advertisements, but prints that are well known from those movies. Someone should see it and go “Hey!! That’s the thing from that movie! Where did you get that?” [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Dec 13, 2010 - 35 answers

Merry GIFmas

Where can I find collections of serious and humorous gifs for download? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Nov 23, 2010 - 2 answers

Movies/TV in which the protagonist eventually uncovers or develops a personal power, à la The Matrix?

Movies/TV in which the protagonist eventually uncovers or develops a personal power, à la The Matrix? [more inside]
posted by moira on Nov 22, 2010 - 26 answers

Need clips about self esteem

Need clips discussing self esteem and need them fast. [more inside]
posted by cali59 on Nov 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Prepetually remembered motions.

Help me identify a movie or tv show based on a half-remembered scene involving a bar patron ordering whiskey and water. [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Oct 26, 2010 - 21 answers

Movie/TV show with Petula Clark's Downtown

A friend of mine is being driven crazy by a half-memory of a horror movie or TV show that had the song "Downtown" (Petula Clark's version) in a pivotal scene in it. Does anyone remember this? Not Little Shop of Horrors, though.
posted by Meep! Eek! on Mar 27, 2010 - 19 answers

And everyone lived happily ever after...

I-can't-believe-I'm-using-my-question-for-this-Filter: I saw a cartoon movie as a kid and can't remember what it was. I thought it was Care Bears but the two plot summaries for their movies aren't ringing a bell. Something was going around turning kids and/or bears into dark blobs of unhappiness. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Feb 17, 2010 - 8 answers

LCD Monitor Starring as TV

I want to use a LCD monitor as a TV. What do I need to do to make this dream come true? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jan 21, 2010 - 15 answers

Looking for recommendations for recent popular music soundtracks

Does anyone have any recommendations for somewhat recent (post-2000) TV or movie popular music soundtracks (or some other kind of compilation)? I tend to like alternative rock, but I'm open to any genre. [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo on Nov 15, 2009 - 16 answers

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