Lists: Movies/TV Shows

Movies released in 2011/2012 I want to see:
Don’t be afraid of the dark – Katie Holmes will always be young Joey to me and I miss seeing her on the screen so this movie sounds a pleasure. But why oh why do horror movies always have to be about moving in to a new house? = Watched
Jane Eyre – One classic tale which I’ve still not read or seen an adaptation, thus: this one with Micky sounds perfect!
Soul Surfer – It’s the story which has won me to catch this film, seems very inspirational.
You Instead – There is a 1 to 500,000 chance that I could be in this music movie. It was filmed in T in the Park in 2010 so I have no choice but to go and watch it.
A Lonely Place to Die – I usually don’t like scary movies, but this one set up in the mountains where they find a kidnapped girl, sounds very interesting.
Like Crazy – Cute little indie love story here. 500 Days of Summer without the humour. = Watched
Apollo 18 – My obsession for all things alien makes this movie a must.
Warrior – Tom Hardy. Do I need to explain anymore? I have to admit, I think this movie is going to rival X-men: First Class as my favourite movie of the year. I even cried at the trailer, terribly sad. Yep it is officially my favourite movie of 2011 so far. Review will be posted shortly.
Drive – Not too sure about this film, but it is getting many great reviews and the storyline sounds rather appealing.
Abduction – Nowhere near a total must see although it seems like an easy film to go and watch, even though the storylines a bit obscure. = Watched
Dolphin Tale – Based on a true story and I do really like movies about the sea, even though I’m extremely scared of fish!
50-50 – Who doesn’t want Joseph Gordon-Levitt right at home in a cute indie drama?
Real Steel – I’ve only saw the trailer once, but it still has remained attached in my mind so I’m going to try and stay clear of the trailer and any other forms of advertisements, which there has been a lot of recently, and try the movie out and see how it goes.
Melancholia– I gained the shock of my life when I watched this trailer because that image of Kirsten Dunst lying in the water in her wedding dress is a similar image that I wanted to use for a book cover! It was near enough identical, except in my design the women was wearing a black wedding dress. This is the kind of strange films I like and I do really think it will be good, even if the story goes nowhere in particular…
Sleeping Beauty – The trailer doesn’t give much away, but it seems quite interesting.
Monte Carlo – I’ve wanted to watch this film for ages! It’s been out in the states for so long now that I’m starting to not even care about it now. It’s really just a cute teen movie with the essence of The Parent Trap and Princess Protection Programme so it will do fine for me! = Watched
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – I don’t know what it is about this movie, but even though I know that I should be really excited about it, I’m honestly not that interested in it. I should really like it because it’s all about communication and less of annoying spy action but I just think it looks a little well… boring. The only reason why I’m going to see it because Tom Hardy’s in it and it also has such an amazing cast it’s unreal! Usually when I’m really uninterested in a movie I love it more than anyone who was excited to see it, so I think this film will go down a similar route.
LOL – Hahaha oh what a tres amusing title, my ribs are aching. No, seriously, I’ve wanted to see this movie for about a year now and I have like seen every single teen movie ever made so I don’t want to miss this. Although I want to watch the French version first but I don’t think there are any English subtitles. ..
We Need To Talk About Kevin – Such a devastating story that you can tell it’s going to be horribly tragic to watch, although the trailer seems quite joyful and stays clear of the main subject… very strange. = Watched
Wuthering Heights – I just want to compare this with the BBC version and it is a fantastic story so it really is one I can’t miss.
Hugo – Martin Scorsese attempt at a children’s movie which I think will go down rather well, although it seems to have just moulded the plotlines of many other classics into one. = Watched
Footloose – I know I’m going to love this movie even though I really really want to hate it. The eighties version is just class and judging by the trailer they’ve taking all the beauty out of innocent dancing with doing Hip hop or whatever. = Watched
Anonymous – I do like enjoy conspiracy theories and this one about Shakespeare not writing his own plays and sonnets is right up my street.
Restless – Mia is just becoming better and better with each film so it will be good to see her performance in this, also to see how co-star Henry Hopper plays out.
The Help – This is another film which I don’t seem extremely fascinated by but it will be one I will end up loving. It’s going to be a very sad yet triumphant story, I think.
In Time – I’m really stupid because I don’t totally understand what’s going on here, nevertheless it seems quite sci-fi, so once I get my head around it, it looks good. = Watched
My Week With Marilyn – Can’t find a trailer for this but I do love Michelle Williams and it would be good to find out more about the 60s beauty. = Watched
Puss in Boots – I was never a fan of Puss In Boots (stealing Donkeys thunder) although it does seem awfully funny and you can usually rely on DreamWorks for pure entertainment.
J.Edgar – Completely different story to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, but there are a few similarities which puts me off it, I really don’t know why I’m like that. However, I’ve been wanting to see this film for a while so I’m sure it will be fantastic, but the trailer wasn’t exceedingly good. = Watched
Breaking Dawn – What can I say, I read the book, would quite like to see the film, even though nothing actually happens. = Watched
Arthur Christmas – This just seems unbelievably cute. Probably wouldn’t go and see it if it wasn’t for McAvoy, but it will be good to get into the Christmas spirit.
New Year’s Eve – Valentine’s Day Part 2. Nothing special although it will be easy to watch. = Watched
Sherlock Holmes: Game Of Shadows – I love Sherlock Holmes so this is one I’m depending on to do justice. Although, I sadly believe it will disappoint me, just like the first one did. = Watched
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Adding a ‘The’ and here we have a new movie! In all honesty I’ve still not seen the original, but I will before I go and see this.
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – I don’t think I’ve ever seen a full Mission: Impossible movie so this gives me the chance to watch the three previous films and then go and see this on the big screen.
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn – I am so unbelievably excited for this film. The only disappointment is that it uses motion capture. When watching the trailer there would just be an extra element if it was in live action. But, I suppose they are trying to make it seem more like the comics so it will be a success. = Watched
War Horse – Ok, the trailer doesn’t grip me with excitement and I understand the music is trying to create a mood, but it’s sadly not working for me. I really want to see Jeremy Irvine in this as I did watch him in the terrible, Life Bites, and if he can really pull it off in this movie it will just so how if programmes are terrible, it can make actors seem as though they shouldn’t have bothered.
In the Land of Blood and Honey
Albert Nobbs
Angels Crest
The Deep Blue Sea
Another Earth
The Decendents = Watched
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Chronicle = Watched
Man on a Ledge
On The Road
Hunky Dory
Cloud Atlas
The Words
Young Adult
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Safe House
We Bought A Zoo = Watched
The Vow
The Artist = Watched
The Iron Lady
Dr Seuss’ The Lorax
The Lincolin Laywer
Margin Call
The Lucky One
Madagascar 3
Made in Romania
Radio Rebel
Demons Never Die
The Greening of Whitney Brown
Janie Jones
Girl in Progress
Answer This!
The Woman in the Fifth
The Broken Tower
Dirty Girl
Here I Am
Midnight in Paris
Ice Age: Coninental Drift
October Baby
Anna Karenina
Welcome to the Punch
The Wettest County in the World
The First Time
Premium Rush
Great Expectations
Les Miserables
The Thing
One for the Money
The Spectacular Now
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Dreams of a Life
The Bully Project
Project X
Sassy Pants
21 Jump Street
Beneath the Darkness
The Woman in Black = Watched
The Vow
This Means War
The Nine Muses
House of Tolerance
The Lorax
The Mortal Instruments
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
John Carter
Gangster Squads
Untitled Snow White
House at the End of the Street
Dark Shadows
Rock of Ages
Wish You Were Here
Bel Ami
Jack the Giant Killer
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
The Bourne Legacy
Struck by Lightning
The Lucky One
Take Shelter
Rise of the Guardians
World War Z
Geek Charming
Magic Mike
The Island
The Raven
Paradise Lost
Big Fish
Untitled Star Trek Sequel
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Wolverine
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hunger Games
The Avengers
The Odd Life of Timothy Green
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
Life of Pi
A Dangerous Method
Snow White and the Huntsman
Dorothy of Oz
The Great Gatsby

Other films I want to watch:
The King’s Speech
The Art of Getting By = Watched
Vantage Point = Watched
Sergeant Slaughter, My Big Brother
The Code
Sweeney Todd (BBC version)
Captain America: The First Avenger
The Hangover Part II = Watched
Teen Spirit
A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song = Watched
The Secret World of Arrietty
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
The Fighter = Watched
Into the Wild
Winter’s Bone
Inglourious Basterds
A for Andromeda
Scenes of a Sexual Nature
w Delta z
Cape Wrath
Stuart: A Life Backwards
True Grit
Texas Killing Fields
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Trust = Watched
Amores Perros = Watched
Tears of the Black Tiger = Watched
Exit Through the Gift Shop
The Tree of Life
Pan’s Labyrinth
The Green Mile
Iron Man 2 = Watched
Honey 2
Dark Shadows (TV Movie)
Prom = Watched
Mr. Nobody = Watched
After.Life = Watched
Cinderella Man
The Other Boleyn Girl
The Witches of Eastwick
Cast Away
Notting Hill
Neverland (TV movie)
My Neighbour Totoro
The Beautiful Ordinary
The Myth of the American Sleepover = Watched
Beautiful Wave
I Am Number Four = Watched
Battle: Los Angeles
Sucker Punch
Grand Street
Fun Size
Madison High
Donnie Darko
Schindler’s List
The Goonies = Watched
Remember Me
Vanity Fair
Law Abiding Citizen
The Unloved
Sarah’s Key
Troll Hunter
Two-Lane Blacktop
Whisper of the heart
The Bourne Saga
The Adjustment Bureau
The Illusionist
L.A. Confidential
The Boat That Rocked
The Godfather Saga
Batman Saga
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Perfect Sense
Alex Rider: Stormbreaker
Skellig = Watched
Stand By Me
Brokeback Mountain
Superman Returns
Man on Fire = Watched
Hard Candy = Watched
The Island
Rain Man
The Pursuit of Happyness
The Last King of Scotland
Post Grad = Watched
The Outsiders
Boy A = Watched
The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations
Youth in Revolt
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Contagion = Watched
21 Grams = Watched
Daydream Nation = Watched
The Shining
Revolutionary Road
The Departed
The Pianist
Saving Private Ryan
American Beauty
The Usual Suspects
Requiem for a Dream
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
I Know What You Did Last Summer
The Devil’s Advocate
The Devil’s Double
The Dreamers
Fish Tank = Watched
Water for Elephants
Almost Famous
Bright Star
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
The Way Back
The Hurt Locker
Vanilla Sky
Notre musique
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Grave of the Fireflies
Raise Your Voice
Never Been Kissed = Watched
The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants Saga
Beauty and the Briefcase
Stay Cool
A Walk to Remember
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Slap Her… She’s French
From Prada to Nada
First Daughter
How to Deal
A Lot Like Love
Bring It On Saga
Heathers = Watched
The Baader Meinhof Complex
West Side Story
Center Stage
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
I’m Not There
Emma (BBC)
The Jane Austen ITV Collection – Mansfield Park / Northanger Abbey / Emma
Seven Pounds
The Young Victoria
The Happening
Wild Cherry
Cherrybomb = Watched
Bend It Like Beckham = Watched
The Stepford Wives
TRON: Legacy
Locke & Key
Tuck Everlasting
La Vie en Rose
Blue Valentine = Watched
My Blueberry Nights
The Secret Garden
Paradise Lost (2006)
‘Tamara Drewe’ = Watched
Miss Austen Regrets
Varsity Blues

Movies I’ve seen, from July 2011 onwards:
Becoming Jane
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Shawshank Redemption
Pride & Prejudice
V for Vendetta
Back to the Future Saga
Marie Antoinette
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The Number 23
Grand Canyon
Killing Bono
P.S. I love You
The Clique
The Runaways
Wild Child
Lemonade Mouth
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Shrek Forever After
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac
Up in the Air
Super 8
Cowboys and Aliens
The Duchess
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
The Day After Tomorrow
One Day
Friends with Benefits
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
How to Train Your Dragon
The Hangover
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Source Code
X Men Saga
X Men: First Class
Spirited Away
Going the Distance
Nowhere Boy
Eagle Eye
Red Riding Hood
Let the Right One In
Star Trek: Nemesis
Tears of the Black Tiger
My Babysitter’s a Vampire
Amores Perros
The Debt
Tears of the Black Tiger
Amores Perros
Vantage Point
A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song
Post Grad
The Myth of the American Sleepover
Gone Baby Gone
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
The Perfect Storm
Daydream Nation
‘Tamara Drew’
The Art of Getting By
I Am Number 4
We Need to Talk About Kevin
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
21 Grams
Taken Lives
Secret Window
The Lion King
The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride
Life in a Day
In Time
The Barbarian Invasions
The Ides of March
Meet the Robinsons
Iron Man 2
You Again
The Awakening
Johnny Mad Dog
Breaking Dawn Part 1
The Passion of the Christ
Blue Valentine
The Life Before Her Eyes
Fish Tank
Mr. Nobody
Boy A
Like Crazy
Hard Candy
My Week With Marilyn
The Fighter
Sherlock Holmes
Monte Carlo
Final Destination 5
Something Borrowed
The Hangover 2
New Years Eve
No Strings Attached
Gnomeo and Juilet
Fantastic Mr Fox
The Goonies
Never Been Kissed
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
The Perfect Score
Man on Fire
Bend it Like Beckham
When in Rome
The Kids Are All Right
The Other Guys
The Descendants
We’ll Take Manhattan
Oceans 11
It’s Kind of a Funny Story
J. Edgar
The Artist

TV Shows I Like:
Pretty Little Liars
Wuthering Heights
Dawson’s Creek
The Fades
DCI Banks
The Big Bang Theory
Fruits Basket
Peach Girl
Person of Interest
Hart of Dixie
The Black Donnellys
Hell’s Kitchen
The Field Of Blood
Lost in Austen
Kitchen Nightmares
I’m Alive
Terra Nova
The Vampire Diaries
Necessary Roughness
The Middle
Derren Brown: The Experiments
Case Histories
The Graham Norton Show
Sense and Sensibility
The Lying Game
The Secret Circle
Sun, Sex and Suspisious Parents
Life on Mars
Still Game
How I Met Your Mother
Ashes to Ashes
Switched at Birth
8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter
New Girl
Once Upon a Time
Young Apprentice
X Files
The Event
Heroes (first two seasons)
Blackadder Goes Forth
Inspector George Gently
My So-Called Life
Body of Proof
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
The Take
The Triangle

TV shows I need to watch:
Oliver Twist
The Virgin Queen
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Freaks and Geeks
The 4400
Sorority Wars
Running in Heels
5ive Days to Midnight
Sugar Rush
A Harlot’s Progression
Dance for Eternity
Mildred Pierce
Titanic (2012)
Downtown Abbey
Hollywood Is Like High School with Money
Pan Am
Life Unexpected
The Gates
Happy Town
The Hills
Life As We Know It
Ghost Whisperer
Boardwalk Empire
It’s a Mall World
Battlestar Galactica
Prison Break
True Blood
Gossip Girl
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
10 Things I Hate About You
Gilmore Girls
Roswell High
The Classic Bronte BBC Collection : Jane Eyre / Tenant Of Wildfell Hall / Wuthering Heights
The Best of Jane Austen [Pride & Prejudice / Sense & Sensibility / Emma / Persuasion]
World Without End
Little Dorrit
You’re Beautiful
Band of Brothers
The Devil’s Whore
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Enchanted April
Mad Dogs
Falling Skies
The Finder
Jane by Design
Lincoln Heights
The Nine Lives of Chloe King
The Firm
Jane By Design
State of Georgia
North and South
Upstairs Downstairs (2011)
What I Like About You
Pride and Prejudice (1995)
Modern Family
Person of Interest
Being Human (US)
I Just Want My Pants Back
Bever Falls
The River
The Walking Dead
Make It Or Break It
The Hour
The Tudors

Other stuff I’ve watched:
Ghost (musical)
Dreamboat and petticoats (musical)
Derren Brown: Engima (on TV)
Derren Brown: Svengali (theatre)
Sweet Charity (musical)
Empires Big Screen 2011 (Terra Nova European Premiere, Cowboys and Aliens, Dominic Cooper How much is a price of Milk? The Inbetweeners Scriptwriters.


2 thoughts on “Lists: Movies/TV Shows

  1. That’s quite an extensive list. And I thought my tastes were wide-ranging! I see one glaring omission from the tv show part though: The Wire (best television show ever®) 🙂

    Posted by Ryan McNeely | October 14, 2011, 8:15 am
    • Hahaha, I know there’s so much to watch in this world, I’ve not a clue how to fit it all in! I’ve always wanted to watch The Wire. I’ll definitely have to rent the first season out and just spend the whole day watching it 🙂

      Posted by Dani Shields | October 19, 2011, 7:53 pm

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