This is a list of films that I watched for the first time this year. Out of all the films I watched this year, these are the top ones.
A young reporter and his niece discover a beautiful and enchanting creature they believe to be the real little mermaid.
A Merry Tudor Christmas with Lucy Worsley (2019) Rated NR
Lucy Worlsey takes us back in time to see what it was like for the 12 days of Christmas in King Henry VIII day. From the food, presents, dress, dances, music, celebrations, customs and more. How some customs nowadays are based on that time. Using present day re-enactors, we get the real feel for the time period.
Baseball (1994) Rated TV-PG
A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game.
Arguably one of the most fateful and resonant events of the last half millennium, the Pilgrims’ journey west across the Atlantic in the early 17th century is a seminal, if often misunderstood episode of American and world history.
Rise of the Nazis (2019) Rated NR
Powerful and resonant series that looks at how Hitler and the Nazis seized power in Germany and ushered in the death of democracy.
Seduced follows India Oxenberg’s abuse and her own culpability inside the NXIVM cult, an organization marketed as a self-help group.
Photo Ark (2020) Rated NR
Photo Ark is documenting and protecting the world’s captive species and raising awareness through education programs.
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962) Rated NR
Mr. Hobbs wants to spend a quiet holiday at the beach, but his wife has invited all their family to stay with them.
Think. Pray. Vote. (2020) Rated NR
America is at a crossroads as we approach an upcoming election. Kirk Cameron hosts as we look at issues Christians are facing with a Gospel lens. Join us for this two-part series with leading voices of faith.
The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser’s redemption on Christmas Eve.
The 9/11 Tapes: Chaos in the Sky (2012) Rated NR
Newly released audio recordings which offer a unique insight and moving perspective on 9/11 and the fateful minutes that changed America forever.
Westward Passage (1932) Rated NR
A struggling writer divorces his wife to pursue his career without interference, but they meet in Europe years later after she has remarried.
Oliver, Shane, Rita and Norman face personal challenges following Valentine’s Day.
Field Trip (2018) Rated NR
In FIELD TRIP WITH CURTIS STONE, chef Curtis Stone embarks on a global culinary journey to explore the spirit and passion of the destinations which inform the menu at Maude, his Michelin-starred restaurant in Beverly Hills. Curtis and friends travel to Australia, Italy, Spain and California, hunting pheasants, herding cattle and diving for pearls as they track the delicacies Curtis serves in his restaurant to their source.
You Can’t Take It with You (1938) Rated NR
A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.
Micro-Phonies (1945) Rated NR
The stooges are working in a radio station where a pretty girl has just made a recording of “Voices of Spring” under an assumed name. She wants to hide her singing career from her disapproving society parents while auditioning for Mrs. Bixby’s “Krispy Krunchy” radio program. After a run-in with a pompous violinist, the boys find the record and Curly starts mimicking to it, dressed as a women. Mrs. Bixby witnesses their performance and is impressed enough to hire “Senorita Cucaracha” and Senors “Mucho” and “Gusto” for her radio program. The boys show up in their disguises to “sing” at Mrs. Bixby’s evening party but run into trouble when Moe smashes the record over Curly’s head. The real singer tries to help by singing from behind a curtain while Curly mimics, but she is discovered and the stooges exit to a hail of phonograph records.
The Keepers (2017) Rated TV-MA
A seven-part docuseries about the unsolved murder of a nun and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death.
Molly and Jared have sworn off partaking in holiday activities, but find themselves at a Christmas themed ranch with no flights available to leave. Eventually, they find romance, and the spirit of Christmas revived in them again.
The documentary-series examines Grant’s life story using his perspective and experiences to explore a turbulent time in history: the Civil War and Reconstruction.
The Unknown (1927) Rated UR
A criminal on the run hides in a circus and seeks to possess the daughter of the ringmaster at any cost.
Charting the rise of the 1990’s Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan, one of the most notable dynasties in sports history.
A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.
“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.” Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms BROKEN PLACES explores why some children are permanently damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive. By revisiting some of the abused and neglected children we profiled decades ago, we’re able to dramatically illustrate how early trauma shaped their lives as adults. BROKEN PLACES interweaves these longitudinal narratives with commentary from a few internationally renowned experts to help viewers better understand the devastating impact of childhood adversity as well as the inspiring characteristics of resilience.
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) Rated R
A spy organisation recruits a promising street kid into the agency’s training program, while a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
The Weekend (2018) Rated R
A comedian goes away for the weekend with an ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend.
Squareheads of the Round Table (1948) Rated NR
Set in Arthurian times, the stooges decide to help their friend Cedric the Blacksmith win the hand of the fair princess Elaine. At night the group sneaks into the castle to serenade Elaine, but pick the wrong window and are caught by the King. Tossed in the dungeon, the boys escape with Cedric’s help and manage to foil the plans of the Black Prince who was plotting against the King. All turns out well when the grateful King allows Cedric to marry Elaine.
A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by the Crow tribe and proves to be a match for their warriors in single combat on the early frontier.
The true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss that looks to prove there is always hope.
The Long Road Home (2017) Rated TV-MA
American forces occupying Iraq are ambushed in a Baghdad neighborhood.
A voyeuristic hotel clerk becomes the subject of a murder investigation.
How the characters from Lego Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape and Jurassic World got involved with the Park.
Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.
Lucy Worsley’s Christmas Carol Odyssey (2019) Rated NR
Lucy Worsley reveals the surprising stories behind our favourite Christmas carols. From pagan rituals to religious conflicts, French dances and the First World War, carols reflect our history.
Through his bond with his owner, aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny, golden retriever Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life.
Synopsis by IMDB.