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Favorite Movies That Are Rarely Shown On TV

  1. PhoenixV profile image79
    PhoenixVposted 21 months ago

    I rarely see some movies on TV.  Maybe other people have a different experience than me, but it seems that there are movies that do not get shown a lot. Do you have a favorite movie that doesn't get shown much on TV?

    The Great Waldo Pepper


    Whats Up Doc?


    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
      Kathryn L Hillposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      Those are great clips, PhoenixV. Never saw those movies. Seems like they give us the bottom of the barrel on non-cable TV.

      (A good one pops up every once in a while.  For instance, Welcome to The Dollhouse just aired. Hilarious!)

      Believe it or not, I just saw Purple Rain for the first time tonight.
      Was that guy (Prince) over the top or what?

      1. PhoenixV profile image79
        PhoenixVposted 21 months ago in reply to this

        Never seen Welcome to The Dollhouse but watched a clip and it looks funny. Yea, Purple Rain is another movie that doesn't get played much. I like or liked Outlaw Josey Wales for instance, but I bet they have played that movie 1000-1 compared to Waldo Pepper, Whats Up Doc and movies like Purple Rain, although they have played Purple Rain here a few more times than those others. It's like I live in a blacked out location of certain movies.  This happens with many older movies too.  Like The Fugitive Kind (an okay movie) with Brando and Joanne Woodward. I just saw that for the first time not long ago, since then they have played Shawshank ( a great movie) at least 100 times.

    2. Jacqueline4390 profile image88
      Jacqueline4390posted 21 months ago in reply to this

      I love "Father of the Bride" with Steve Martin, Diane Keaton and Martin Short. It is so deliciously refreshing as a comedy and it's a shame there aren't more like it. The sequel "Father of the Bride 2" is just as good! So glad I have it on VHS but I need to get it on DVD because I'll be very sad when the tape wears out!

      1. oceansnsunsets profile image88
        oceansnsunsetsposted 21 months ago in reply to this

        I like those movies too!  They are great.  I was getting married right around that time, so it was especially fun.  Mentioning Martin Short makes me also think of goofy movies like The 3 Amigos, which some will think me crazy, but make me laugh!  I love this thread because it reminds me of old favorites but also lets me know about other ones I may not have thought off.

    3. The0NatureBoy profile image78
      The0NatureBoyposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      I am not a movie person and don't watch many, don't own a TV, anywhere, however, any movie designed to raise the public's awareness are not allowed on "public TV" because the "Industrial-Military-Complex" controlled by money puppeteers control almost all TV broadcasts.  That's why BET is no longer owned by Blacks.  If your eyes were open you would know what is happening here but few people, especially under 50-years-old, ever remember when many things designed to raise consciousness appeared in public media and almost nothing of c conscious raising since the 80s are allowed.  Even people who produce things of conscious raising are often times killed.

      1. PhoenixV profile image79
        PhoenixVposted 21 months ago in reply to this

        Yea, sometimes it looks like a lot of propaganda, especially the news. I am not entirely sure to what you are speaking about as far as conscious raising media prior to the 80's. If you were to cite some examples I could probably see what you mean more clearly. I do not doubt you at all, its just that I am getting old and my memory is not as good as it used to be. Since you do not wish to own a TV, I bet you have led an interesting life and probably have some very interesting viewpoints and stories that have not been influenced by the "idiot box". I would really be interested in hearing the stories in or about your life. I hope to read more of your hubs about that or about your thoughts.

        1. The0NatureBoy profile image78
          The0NatureBoyposted 21 months ago in reply to this

          I had not seen the clips when I wrote that because what was said suggested they were about things which helps to awaken people from routine entertainment.  What I mean about consciousness raising is when the truth is actually not in a factual setting. 

          If you would like to know something about me you can Google search "Elijah NatureBoy" where my website, containing my life story and understanding of life, comes up first along with most of the next 3 pages being about me when, I last searched it.  I lived a nomad life from  August 1976 until October 2012 when I was encouraged by Veterans Administration to stop being houseless and applied for my retirement that November from the 15 years I worked prior to '76 and now have an income and Section 8's help to maintain a one room flat.  That life was where I came into the understanding I present here and everywhere I'm allowed to post my views.

      2. KU37 profile image79
        KU37posted 21 months ago in reply to this

        "[D. W.] Griffith began making short films in 1908, and released his first feature, Judith of Bethulia, in 1913. His film The Birth of a Nation made pioneering use of advanced camera and narrative techniques, and its immense popularity set the stage for the dominance of the feature-length film in the United States. The film has been extremely controversial for its negative depiction of African Americans, white unionists, and the Reconstruction, and its positive portrayal of slavery and the Ku Klux Klan."


        It appears that in at least one case, director George Roy Hill (The Great Waldo Pepper) was well aware of D. W. Griffith's techniques and intents.

    4. oceansnsunsets profile image88
      oceansnsunsetsposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      Well I have never heard of those two movies, and will have to check them out! I love all kinds of historical movies, to very funny ones, to drama, etc. I wouldn't mind seeing Gone with the Wind, or Skyfall, any other number of movies.  I like a lot of Mel Gibson's movies, like Braveheart or Patriot, etc.  Some historical ones can be intense, and I will look away in the awful parts, lol, but like in Elizabeth, that was so interesting.

      I can even enjoy a Disney movie on occasion, like Frozen, when nieces and nephews were visiting.  I am all over the map.  Its funny that with technology now, we can't see more of what we want.  Even people with cable have to pay extra to see certain movies, etc.  Maybe I don't check enough of the right stations, who knows.  My family often wants to watch shows, and we pick from current shows, etc. 

      If it came on, I would watch The Matrix, African Queen, Speed, with Sandra Bullock, Empire of the Sun by Spielberg, or Life is Beautiful. even with subtitles.  Very serious though, those last two, but must sees at some point.  Empire of the Sun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT2bMVneriA

      Life is Beautiful, If you want to know which one exactly...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16RZHqCIy9M  (I could hardly get through that one, wow.)

  2. KU37 profile image79
    KU37posted 21 months ago

    Waldo Pepper and What's Up Doc?  Yeah, they're really great "movies" if you prefer to be blind to what is really going on.  I mean just look at the stats.  Casablanca is the only favorite movie they rarely play on TV anymore, and anybody who can't see that is simply deluding themselves.  I'm okay, you're okay and Barbra Streisand is okay.

  3. littlething profile image85
    littlethingposted 21 months ago

    Serenity. I've been wanting to watch the movie forever, but it's never on TV! I'm now planning on just giving in and buying the DVD.

    1. PhoenixV profile image79
      PhoenixVposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      That sounds like me, I just want to go out and buy some of these movies, but I never see them for sale either.