Movies (and TV) I watched in 2019

by Charlie-93 | created - 04 Jan 2019 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

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1. Spellbound (1945)

Approved | 111 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Romance

A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov, Leo G. Carroll

Votes: 41,627 | Gross: $7.00M

2. Two English Girls (1971)

130 min | Romance, Drama

At the beginning of the 20th century, Claude Roc, a young middle-class Frenchman meets in Paris Ann Brown, a young Englishwoman. They become friends and Ann invites him to spend holidays at... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Kika Markham, Stacey Tendeter, Sylvia Marriott

Votes: 4,626

3. The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A documentary of the successful career and assassination of San Francisco's first elected gay city supervisor.

Director: Rob Epstein | Stars: Harvey Fierstein, Harvey Milk, Anne Kronenberg, Tory Hartmann

Votes: 5,432 | Gross: $0.01M

4. The Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (1941)

105 min | Drama

When the patriarch of the Toda family suddenly dies, his widow discovers that he has left her with nothing but debt and married children who are unwilling to support her--except for her most thoughtful son, just returned from China.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Mieko Takamine, Shin Saburi, Hideo Fujino, Ayako Katsuragi

Votes: 1,011

5. His Wedding Night (1917)

19 min | Short, Comedy

In a drugstore Al and Roscoe are rivals for Alice. Roscoe slings melons and operates the gas pump. Buster delivers a wedding gown for Alice, begins modeling it, is mistaken for Alice and is kidnapped by Al.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Alice Mann

Votes: 868

6. Swimming Pool (2003)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

70 Metascore

A British mystery author visits her publisher's home in the South of France, where her interaction with his unusual daughter sets off some touchy dynamics.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance, Ludivine Sagnier, Jean-Marie Lamour

Votes: 40,892 | Gross: $10.11M

7. My Journey Through French Cinema (2016)

Not Rated | 201 min | Documentary

87 Metascore

Bertrand Tavernier's personal journey through French cinema, from films he enjoyed as a boy to his own early career, told through portraits of key creative figures.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Bertrand Tavernier, François Truffaut, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Jean Renoir

Votes: 614 | Gross: $0.04M

8. Oh Doctor! (1917)

23 min | Comedy, Short

Roscoe is a doctor who falls in love with a pretty woman whose boyfriend, in turn, falls in love with Roscoe's wife's jewelry.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Alice Mann

Votes: 774

9. Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy

A bookseller saves a tramp from drowning and shelters him, but the tramp's odd behavior starts to wear everyone down.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Michel Simon, Marcelle Hainia, Sévérine Lerczinska, Jean Gehret

Votes: 4,967

10. The Favourite (2018)

R | 119 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

91 Metascore

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 158,870 | Gross: $34.37M

11. Roma (2018)

R | 135 min | Drama

96 Metascore

A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey, Carlos Peralta

Votes: 131,133

12. Coney Island (1917)

TV-G | 25 min | Short, Comedy

Roscoe tries to dump his wife so he can enjoy the beach attractions. Buster arrives with Alice who is taken away from him by Al who loses her to Roscoe. Bathing beauties and Keystone Kops abound.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Joe Bordeaux, Jimmy Bryant

Votes: 1,423

13. Dracula (1931)

Passed | 75 min | Fantasy, Horror

The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.

Directors: Tod Browning, Karl Freund | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye

Votes: 44,371

14. The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

The boss of a publishing company is a womanizer and a jerk, but what would happen if he suddenly disappeared?

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: René Lefèvre, Florelle, Jules Berry, Marcel Lévesque

Votes: 2,835 | Gross: $0.04M

15. Stan & Ollie (2018)

PG | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

75 Metascore

Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song - a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain.

Director: Jon S. Baird | Stars: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Nina Arianda

Votes: 29,149 | Gross: $5.47M

16. A Day in the Country (1936)

Not Rated | 40 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love with a man at the inn, where they spend the day.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Sylvia Bataille, Jane Marken, Georges D'Arnoux, André Gabriello

Votes: 5,493

17. Out West (1918)

25 min | Short, Western, Comedy

After escaping from a marauding group of Indians, a wandering bartender teams up with a saloon owner, only to find themselves up against a ruthless outlaw who is after an unprotected Salvation Army girl. Can they beat him at his own game?

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Alice Lake

Votes: 870

18. Edward and Caroline (1951)

88 min | Comedy

Edouard is a pianist, married with Caroline. This evening, they are invited to Claude's. Claude is the snobbish uncle of Caroline, his son Alain (as snobbish as his father) is in love with ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Becker | Stars: Daniel Gélin, Anne Vernon, Elina Labourdette, Jacques François

Votes: 426

19. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

76 Metascore

Viago, Deacon and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs and overcoming flatmate conflicts.

Directors: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi | Stars: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Jonny Brugh

Votes: 146,106 | Gross: $3.33M

20. The Bell Boy (1918)

Not Rated | 33 min | Short, Comedy

At the Elk's Head Hotel bellhops torment the lobby, each other and guests. The elevator is powered by a stubborn horse. A sham robbery turns into a real one. And there is a chase on a ... See full summary »

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Alice Lake

Votes: 1,063

21. Moonshine (1918)

23 min | Comedy, Short

A feud between the Owens and the Gillettes ends when the last remaining Gillette is killed, but new trouble erupts for the mountain folk with the arrival of a U.S. revenue agent and his ... See full summary »

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Alice Lake

Votes: 617

22. Good Night, Nurse! (1918)

26 min | Comedy, Short

Roscoe's wife wants him committed to the No Hope Sanitarium for a cure from drink. He is greeted by blood spattered, cleaver-wielding Buster and a barely clad female patient. He eats a thermometer and must be rushed into surgery.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Alice Lake

Votes: 940

23. Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (2016– )
Episode: Tan Men (2016)

TV-14 | Drama

A chance encounter with a former actress leads a well-known radio host to start a fan club for his favorite childhood TV show, but not everyone is as enthusiastic about it as he is.

Director: Joji Matsuoka | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Reiko Kataoka, Kôen Kondô, Yukihiro Yoshimi

Votes: 157

24. Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (2016– )
Episode: Corn Dog (2016)

TV-14 | Drama

The arrogance of an old comedian master causes a childish argument over a corn dog, that leads to the breakup between the master and it's assistant, in a roller-coaster of feelings that eventually make the master know a bit of humility.

Director: Nobuhiro Yamashita | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Tamae Andô, Hirofumi Arai, Yûko Daike

Votes: 111

25. Stolen Kisses (1968)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

After being discharged from the army, Antoine Doinel centers a screwball comedy where he applies for different jobs and tries to make sense of his relationships with women.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Delphine Seyrig, Michael Lonsdale

Votes: 11,520

26. Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (2016– )
Episode: Tonteki (2016)

TV-14 | Drama

Shigemi it's a real estate clerk that likes to knit sweaters and give them to the men she likes, but the affection is not always reciprocal. The illusions she creates in her mind stop her from seeing true happiness.

Director: Nobuhiro Yamashita | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Mamiko Itô, Yûma Yamoto, Mansaku Fuwa

Votes: 99

27. Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (2016– )
Episode: Omelette Rice (2016)

TV-14 | Drama

The love shared by rice omelets creates an intercultural bridge between Amamyia - a bright Japanese physicist, and Yoona - a young Korean girl.

Director: Joji Matsuoka | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Ko Asung, Kaoru Hirata, Asako Kobayashi

Votes: 103

28. Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (2016– )
Episode: Egg Tofu (2016)

TV-14 | Drama

Taizo is a young boy who lives with his father Mr. Ogami, who is a professional gambler. Taizos hopes to become friends with Midori, a professional escort, because he discovers they both like egg tofu.

Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Toshiki Ayata, Mansaku Fuwa, Marika Matsumoto

Votes: 76

29. Rick and Morty (2013– )
Episode: Pickle Rick (2017)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Rick turns himself into a pickle while Beth, Summer, and Morty go to family therapy.

Directors: Anthony Chun, Wesley Archer | Stars: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke

Votes: 13,618

30. Antoine and Colette (1962)

32 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Antoine Doinel is 17, lives in a hotel and works in a factory making records; he loves music. He falls in love with a woman he meets at a concert. She sees him as a friend, but her parents love him.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Marie-France Pisier, Patrick Auffay, Jean-François Adam

Votes: 3,800

31. The 400 Blows (1959)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

A young boy, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble

Votes: 100,021

32. Inspector Montalbano (1999– )
Episode: Rice Croquettes (2002)

TV-14 | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Montalbano must solve a murder case before the New Year's end dinner.

Director: Alberto Sironi | Stars: Luca Zingaretti, Katharina Böhm, Cesare Bocci, Isabell Sollman

Votes: 176

33. Bed & Board (1970)

GP | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

Antoine Doinel works dying flowers in the courtyard outside his apartment. He is married to Christine, who is pregnant. He has an affair with a Japanese woman, jeopardising his marriage.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Hiroko Berghauer, Barbara Laage

Votes: 7,816 | Gross: $0.10M

34. Love on the Run (1979)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Antoine Doinel is now more than thirty. He divorces from Christine. He is a proofreader, and is in love with Sabine, a record seller. Colette, his teenager love, is now a lawyer. She buys ... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Marie-France Pisier, Dani

Votes: 5,803

35. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Any Old Port in a Storm (1973)

TV-PG | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A wine connisseur kills his half- brother to prevent him selling the family winery to a merchant company so he can pay off his gambling debts.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Peter Falk, Donald Pleasence, Joyce Jillson, Gary Conway

Votes: 2,294

36. Whisky Galore! (1949)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Crime

Scottish islanders try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Catherine Lacey, Bruce Seton

Votes: 4,949

37. Mon Oncle (1958)

Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy

Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law, and nephew, but he can't quite fit into the surroundings.

Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servantie, Lucien Frégis

Votes: 17,949

38. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

R | 106 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

87 Metascore

When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.

Director: Marielle Heller | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Ben Falcone

Votes: 43,124 | Gross: $8.80M

39. Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)

Unrated | 193 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives preempted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Juliet Berto, Dominique Labourier, Bulle Ogier, Marie-France Pisier

Votes: 4,466 | Gross: $0.03M

40. True Detective (2014– )
Episode: The Long Bright Dark (2014)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In 2012, former detective partners Rust Cohle and Martin Hart recap one of their very first cases together involving a serial killer, back in 1995.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts

Votes: 17,707

41. Toute la mémoire du monde (1956)

21 min | Documentary, Short

This documentary explores the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, its priceless treasures and how humanity remembers itself.

Director: Alain Resnais | Star: Jacques Dumesnil

Votes: 1,308

42. Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (2016– )
Episode: Umeboshi and Plum Wine (2016)

TV-14 | Drama

After finishing the last of his late mother's umeboshi, a man is haunted by his mother's spirit until he figures out why she keeps visiting him. After his health deteriorates, he ends up in... See full summary »

Director: Joji Matsuoka | Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Toshiki Ayata, Mansaku Fuwa, Asako Kobayashi

Votes: 70

43. Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (2016– )
Episode: Hot Pot for One (2016)

TV-14 | Drama

Chu-Chan a regular at the midnight restaurant, meets up with an old school colleague Okae that, in spite of her upper level upbringing, works at a motel to support for a low life nephew.

Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Junko Miyashita, Mansaku Fuwa, Akito Inui

Votes: 70

44. Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (2016– )
Episode: Sautéed Yam (2016)

TV-14 | Drama

A married woman crosses paths with a man from her past with whom she starred in an adult film.

Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Mansaku Fuwa, Tôru Kazama, Asako Kobayashi

Votes: 66