London Olympics Marathonby fwmcathy | created - 29 Jul 2012 | updated - 08 Aug 2012 | Public
In honor of the 2012 London Summer Olympics I plan on watching movies somehow related to either London, England or the Olympics. Each day I will pick a theme and post movies that would work for a movie marathon.
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PG | 143 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion.
Votes: 349,319 | Gross: $291.71M
Theme of the day for Sunday, July 29th: children sent away or already living in the country for safety during wartime.
2. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
PG | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Family
The Pevensie siblings return to Narnia, where they are enlisted to once again help ward off an evil king and restore the rightful heir to the land's throne, Prince Caspian.
Votes: 184,875 | Gross: $141.62M
Sequel to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.
Votes: 134,090 | Gross: $104.39M
Sadly we do not own this personally yet.
4. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
G | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
An apprentice witch, three kids and a cynical magician conman search for the missing component to a magic spell to be used in the defense of Britain in WWII.
Votes: 32,115 | Gross: $18.53M
5. Five Children and It (2004)
Not Rated | 89 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Five children staying in their eccentric uncle's labyrinthine mansion for protection during World War I befriend a sand fairy who has the power to grant wishes.
7. Chariots of Fire (1981)
PG | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.
Votes: 50,983 | Gross: $58.97M
Theme of the day for Monday, July 30th: Movies about actual Olympic Games
8. The Cutting Edge (1992)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A temperamental figure skater and a former hockey player try to win Olympic gold as a figure skating pairs team.
Votes: 17,914 | Gross: $25.11M
9. Walk Don't Run (1966)
Approved | 114 min | Comedy, Romance
During the housing shortage of the Summer Olympic Games in 1964, two men and a woman share a small apartment in Tokyo, and the older man soon starts playing Cupid to the younger pair.
Votes: 3,577 | Gross: $9.81M
10. Cool Runnings (1993)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.
Votes: 86,901 | Gross: $68.86M
11. Munich (2005)
R | 164 min | Drama, History, Thriller
Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.
Votes: 202,768 | Gross: $47.40M
12. King Ralph (1991)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English.
Votes: 14,564 | Gross: $34.00M
Theme of the day for Tuesday, July 31st: Americans to Brits. I must admit that King Ralph is a guilty pleasure of mine. I adore his wacky American ways including his singing.
13. What a Girl Wants (2003)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
An American teenager learns that her father is a wealthy British politician running for office. Although she is eager to find him, she realizes it could cause a scandal and cost him the election.
Votes: 56,496 | Gross: $35.99M
This is the remake of The Reluctant Debutante (1958). When I first watched this I had not made the connection. There is a great scene which is very reminiscent of King Ralph.
14. The Reluctant Debutante (1958)
Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance
A teenage American girl while visiting her father, is thrown into London society during the "Debutante Season".
This was remade as What a Girl Want (2003).
15. Rebecca (1940)
Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A self-conscious woman juggles adjusting to her new role as an aristocrat's wife and avoiding being intimidated by his first wife's spectral presence.
Votes: 114,434 | Gross: $4.36M
Theme of the day for Wednesday, August 1st: British Ghostly Tales
18. The Others (2001)
PG-13 | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A woman who lives in her darkened old family house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that the home is haunted.
Votes: 321,689 | Gross: $96.52M
19. Mary Poppins (1964)
G | 139 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.
Votes: 148,990 | Gross: $102.27M
Theme of the day for Thursday, August 2nd: Nanny movies
20. Nanny McPhee (2005)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A governess uses magic to rein in the behavior of seven ne'er-do-well children in her charge.
Votes: 63,970 | Gross: $47.14M
I consider this a remake of Mary Poppins.
The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Eloise at the Plaza
89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Eloise is an imaginative little girl living in New York City with her nanny, going on various adventures.
Mary Poppins' nanny as a nanny again.
The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Eloise at Christmastime
89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A 6-year-old girl tries to reunite a young woman with a former boyfriend before she marries another.
Mary Poppins' nanny as a nanny again.
23. Au Pair (1999 TV Movie)
96 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
A young MBA mistakenly takes the job of looking after a rich executive's spoiled children.
An accidental nanny!
24. The Pacifier (2005)
PG | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Having recovered from wounds received in a failed rescue operation, Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains in the kids' house.
Votes: 83,109 | Gross: $113.09M
A very different nanny!
25. The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History
Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII.
Votes: 99,350 | Gross: $26.81M
Theme of the day for Friday, August 3rd: British Royalty
26. Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
PG | 145 min | Biography, Drama, History
King Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Catharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.
Votes: 6,318 | Gross: $2.07M
27. Elizabeth (1998)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History
The early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.
Votes: 88,011 | Gross: $30.08M
28. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History
A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments.
Votes: 63,935 | Gross: $16.29M
29. Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
During the sixteenth century, the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots engages in over two decades of religious and political conflict with her cousin, the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I of England, amidst political intrigue in her native land.
30. Mary of Scotland (1936)
Approved | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History
The recently widowed Mary Stuart returns to Scotland to reclaim her throne but is opposed by her half-brother and her own Scottish lords.
31. The Lion in Winter (1968)
PG | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
1183 A.D.: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.
Votes: 27,651 | Gross: $22.28M
32. Victoria & Albert (2001– )
200 min | Biography, Drama, History
The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and eighteen-year-old Victoria's ascension to ... See full summary »
33. The King's Speech (2010)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.
Votes: 610,306 | Gross: $138.80M
34. The Queen (2006)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 99,995 | Gross: $56.44M
35. Our Man Flint (1966)
Unrated | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
When scientists use eco-terrorism to impose their will on the world by affecting extremes in the weather, Intelligence Chief Cramden calls in top agent Derek Flint.
Votes: 5,674 | Gross: $16.00M
Theme of the day for Saturday, August 4th: Bond-like Movies Sequel is In Like Flint - James Coburn as Derek Flint
36. In Like Flint (1967)
Unrated | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Super-spy Flint takes on a cabal of women plotting to rule the world.
Votes: 4,899 | Gross: $11.00M
Sequel to Our Man Flint - James Coburn as Derek Flint
37. The Silencers (1966)
TV-PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Retired agent Matt Helm is re-activated in order to stop an evil organization from exploding an atom bomb over the USA and starting WWIII.
Matt Helm played by Dean Martin - 1 of 4
38. Murderers' Row (1966)
Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Handsome top-secret American agent Matt Helm must recover a laser-weapons inventor who has been kidnapped by arch-villain Julian Wall.
Matt Helm played by Dean Martin - 2 of 4
39. The Ambushers (1967)
Not Rated | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Secret agent Matt Helm must battle foreign spies and a rogue nation's exiled ruler in order to recover a hijacked U.S. government experimental flying saucer.
Matt Helm played by Dean Martin - 3 of 4
40. The Wrecking Crew (1968)
PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Gold bullion worth USD 1 billion has been stolen from a hijacked train in Denmark. The main suspect is Count Massimo Contini. The US government sends Matt Helm, one of its top agents, to investigate and recover the gold.
Matt Helm played by Dean Martin - 4 of 4
41. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy
A 1960s secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place.
Votes: 212,314 | Gross: $53.88M
Austin Powers played by Mike Myers - 1 of 3
42. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Dr. Evil is back and has invented a new time machine that allows him to go back to the 1960s and steal Austin Powers' mojo, inadvertently leaving him "shagless".
Votes: 208,703 | Gross: $206.04M
Austin Powers played by Mike Myers - 2 of 3
43. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Upon learning that his father has been kidnapped, Austin Powers must travel to 1975 and defeat the aptly named villain Goldmember, who is working with Dr. Evil.
Votes: 188,373 | Gross: $213.31M
Austin Powers played by Mike Myers - 3 of 3
44. Johnny English (2003)
PG | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
After a sudden attack on MI5, Johnny English, Britain's most confident, yet unintelligent spy, becomes Britain's only spy.
Votes: 140,943 | Gross: $28.08M
Johnny English played by Rowan Atkinson - 1 of 2
45. Johnny English Reborn (2011)
PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy