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My Movie Collection

Updated on August 24, 2013

Movies and Television Favorites

I love movies! I am a big watcher of the small screen, but I'm not a fan of "going to the movies" since I don't like the high cost of the tickets or the noise from other movie goers. And frankly, I love the ability to pause and get a snack or go to the little girl's room.

I watch a lot of movies and television shows and make no apologies for it. My movie collection of articles includes "based on" stories as well as romantic comedies, dramas, and psychological thrillers.

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BBC Movies - and Television Shows

Movie Gifts -- BBC Comedies
The BBC is known for airing hilarious comedies. I am a big fan of some of these shows, mainly The Vicar of Dibley, Clatterford, and the funny bone stylings...

Movie Gifts -- BBC Dramas
The BBC dramas available on DVD make great gifts for Christmas, birthdays, or any time. There is something for everyone with the selection of BBC dramas and ...

The House of Eliott -- BBC Drama
The House of Eliott is an award-winning BBC drama set in 1920s London. The House of Eliott featured two sisters, the Eliott sisters, who started the London f...

BBC History of England -- Learn by Watching BBC Movies and Shows
If your knowledge of England's history is lacking but you're not interested in cracking a dull history book, watch BBC movies and series shows. Learn about ...

Inspector Lynley
Elizabeth George writes the popular Inspector Lynley mystery series of novels set in England. This British mystery series features Inspector Thomas Lynley, a...

Watch These Entertaining BBC Movies - any time you want with DVDs

The Vicar of Dibley stars Dawn French as the vicar. This show is a riot!

Movies About Real People and Events - I think "based on" true stories are fascinating to watch.

Movies About King Edward and Wallis Simpson
Face it, when something unexpected happens, we all love to watch, so when there is a royal scandal made into movies, we certainly watch them.

Movies About Writers
I am a big reader. And I'm nosy. After I read a really good book (and sometimes after reading a mediocre book), I love to check out the writer.

The Royal Scandal That Fascinates Us Still - The most recent King Edward and Wallis Simpson movie is W.E.

Movie Collections

Movie Gifts -- Romantic Comedies
Movie gifts never go out of style. What's better than giving a movie you love to someone you love? Well, that would be watching it with them. That's what! R...

Movies with Cross Dressing
What do the movies Tootsie, Some Like It Hot, and Victor, Victoria all have in common? That's right, in each of these movies a little (or a lot) of gender be...

Movies With Numbers in the Title
Lots of movies with numbers in the title are made and I thought I'd highlight some of the good ones. I'm leaving out movies that are the second version of a ...

Mildred Pierce
Mildred Pierce has staying power. James M. Cain first wrote the novel Mildred Pierce in 1941. Then in 1945, Mildred Pierce was made into a Hollywood movie s...

I Stink Video -- Scholastic Storybook Treasures
If you're looking for a fun DVD for your kids or grandkids that you actually can tolerate watching, be sure to check out "I Stink." This Scholastic...

Popcorn and Movies Go Together! - Settle in and watch a movie or two

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Favorite Actors

Colin Firth Movies
When I hear the term movie star, I automatically think of people like Gregory Peck or Jimmy Stewart or Colin Firth.

My Favorite 7 Movies Starring Steve Zahn
Steve Zahn is a great actor. My favorite 7 movies starring Steve Zahn include mostly romantic comedies, but a few are a little (or a lot) darker, with a definite serious side to them.

Toni Collette
Toni Collette is an Australian actress who is versatile and talented. Her most famous role was as the mother of the little boy who "sees dead people.

Entertainment -- Get the Scoop on Movies, TV, Actors
Are you a big fan of movies and TV as entertainment? Me too. I can while away hours watching television and movies.

Sibling Actors with Different Last Names
I am a fanatic about checking the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) after watching an especially good movie or television show.

Colin Firth - Need I say more?

Fun Movies I've Watched Recently

Larry Crowne Movie Quiz
I love the movie Larry Crowne. In case you haven't seen it, Larry Crowne is a 2011 movie billed as a comedy, drama, romance. Take the Larry Crowne movie quiz to see if you know Larry Crowne.

Once, the Movie with Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
The movie, Once, starring Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova was released in 2007, but I just recently watched it. Wow! If you haven't seen this low-budget musical, I highly recommend you do.

Alternative Ways of Watching Movies - Than Subscribing to Cable TV

Getting Rid of Cable
I am getting rid of cable tv because I have had enough. Enough of paying for shows I rarely watch. Enough of the high cost. Enough of "having" to h...

Larry Crowne and Once - Great Movies, Great Music

Movie Related Articles - Elvis Presley, David Cassidy

Elvis Presley Worksheets and Paper Dolls
When you think of Elvis Presley, you don't probably think of Elvis Presley paper dolls and worksheets but they exist. Now you can spend time with your very o...

David Cassidy -- I Think I Love You
Were you a fan of David Cassidy, teen idol? I was. Yes, I'm showing my age. But that was a long time ago. A long, long time ago. I hadn't thought about David...

How to become a movie star... actually an extra
Maybe we've all wanted to be a movie star. But I never thought I'd get a chance. But in the Fall of 2007 I got the chance of a lifetime. I was living in Denv...

Armistead Maupin -- Author of Tales of the City
Armistead Maupin is one of the most talented writers I've ever read.* He wrote the serial "Tales of the City" and two novels, Maybe the Moon and Th...

Small Island
This novel is a biopic of four lives affected by World War II. This story centers around the lives of four people who want to better themselves each in their...

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What is your all-time favorite movie?

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    • anka05 profile image


      5 years ago

      My favorite is "Some Like It Hot" with Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. I can see it again and again without getting bored...

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      5 years ago

      Only one all-time favorite? It so often depends on the day. On a cold February day, it's "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir." When I crave a visual feast, it's "What Dreams May Come." When I want to look at a handsome man, it's anything with Kurt Russell (but especially his work with Goldie).

      I'll have to look into your choices, here, too -- then this will be an even harder question to answer!

    • peterb6001 profile image

      Peter Badham 

      6 years ago from England

      Some great BBC series on here that my family would love

    • Brandi Bush profile image


      6 years ago from Maryland

      You have some great movies listed here! I have a few favorites, but I love Legends of the Fall and The Notebook.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @MarcStorm LM: Marc, I have seen that movie. It was very good!

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      6 years ago

      Wow, a lot of great movies that I have seen. But, there are many I have not seen, but I will trust your judgement since there I so many I know I like. :)

    • MarcStorm LM profile image

      MarcStorm LM 

      6 years ago

      I love so many movies and I couldn't possibly pick just one. I've watched some good movies lately. One of which you might like is called "happythankyoumoreplease" I think you might like it, upon seeing your list here it kind of fits.

    • RichLeighHD profile image


      6 years ago

      Dawn of the Dead, no contest (actually, there's plenty of contest, but Dawn of the Dead still wins through!)

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      Pam Irie 

      6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Oh gosh.....this is such a tough question. Of course I love Gone With the Wind, but I think I'd have to say Lonesome Dove is my absolute favorite movie.


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