The Bristas Essential Viewing 2014by HauntedGirl | created - 31 Jul 2015 | updated - 21 Mar 2016 | Public
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1. In This Our Life (1942)
Approved | 97 min | Drama
The day before her wedding, a pampered young woman absconds with her sister's husband; in retaliation, her sister begins seeing the woman's former fiancé.
Tim' s pick, JAN-TCM SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 @ 03:00 PM
2. A Place of One's Own (1945)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
An elderly couple move into an old, supposedly haunted abandoned house. A young girl comes to live with the pair as a companion for the wife. However, soon the girl is possessed by the ... See full summary »
Susan's pick, JAN-Netflix Streaming
3. Rachel and the Stranger (1948)
Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Western
A widowed farmer takes an indentured servant as his new wife, but the arrival of his old friend threatens their burgeoning relationship.
Tim's pick, FEB-TCM WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12 @ 08:45 AM
4. Miranda (1948)
Not Rated | 80 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
A young married physician discovers a mermaid, and gives into her request to be taken to see London. Comedy and romantic entanglements ensue soon after.
Susan's pick, FEB-Netflix Streaming
5. Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (1997)
91 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Peter Glahn is released after years of incarceration as a political prisoner and is now returning to his homeland, the mythical Mandragora where the sun never sets. On board the ship home, ... See full summary »
Tim's pick, MAR-Netflix Disc
6. Undertaking Betty (2002)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Romance
A woman, whose husband is cheating on her, and an undertaker, who has been in love with her since their childhood, decide to fake her death so they can be together.
Susan's pick, MAR-Netflix Streaming
7. The Gazebo (1959)
Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
TV writer Elliott Nash buries a blackmailer under the new gazebo in his suburban backyard. But the nervous man can't let the body rest there.
Tim's pick, APR-TCM SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 @ 07:30 AM
8. Violette (2013)
Not Rated | 139 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Violette Leduc, born a bastard at the beginning of last century, meets Simone de Beauvoir in the years after the war in St-Germain-des-Prés. Then begins an intense relationship between the ... See full summary »
Susan's pick, APR-Netflix Streaming
9. Flesh and the Devil (1926)
Passed | 112 min | Drama, Romance
Childhood friends are torn apart when one of them marries the woman the other once fiercely loved.
Votes: 3,753 | Gross: $0.60M
Tim's pick, MAY-TCM WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26 @ 05:00 AM
10. The House at the End of Time (2013)
Unrated | 101 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Dulce is a mother of two who experiences terrifying encounters with apparitions inside her old house, a place where a tragedy occurs. Thirty years later, an elderly Dulce returns home to decipher the mystery that has tormented her for so long.
Susan's pick, MAY-Netflix Streaming
11. Father Takes a Wife (1941)
Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Romance
Frederick Osborne, Junior is slightly agitated because his father, Senior, is acting more like a college student than the president of a huge merchantile fleet. Senior reveals that he is ... See full summary »
Tim's pick, JUN-TCM MONDAY, AUGUST 3 @ 05:00 PM X
12. The Passionate Friends (1949)
Approved | 95 min | Drama
The Passionate Friends were in love when young, but separated, and she married an older man. Then Mary Justin (Ann Todd) meets Steven Stratton (Trevor Howard) again and they have one last ... See full summary »
Susan's pick, JUN-Netflix Streaming
13. The Clock (1945)
Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance
In 1945, during a 48-hour leave, a soldier accidentally meets a girl at Pennsylvania Station and spends his leave with her, eventually falling in love with the lovely New Yorker.
Votes: 2,790 | Gross: $2.78M
Tim's pick, JUL-TCM SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 @ 03:15 PM
14. In Secret (2013)
R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Thérèse grows up with her aunt and cousin. Around 1860 the aunt decides they move to Paris and that her son and Thérèse get married. The joy- and loveless life changes when her husband brings a friend home. The affair turns ugly for all.
Votes: 7,173 | Gross: $0.42M
Susan's pick, JUL-Netflix Streaming
15. 5 Fingers (1952)
Approved | 108 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
During WWII the valet to the British Ambassador to Ankara sells British secrets to the Germans while trying to romance a refugee Polish countess.
Tim's pick, AUG-FXM SATURDAY, AUGUST 29 @ 09:30 AM
16. Man Hunt (1941)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Thriller, War
British hunter Thorndike vacationing in Bavaria has Hitler in his gun sight. He is captured, beaten, left for dead, and escapes back to London where he is hounded by German agents and aided by a young woman.
Susan's pick, AUG-Netflix Streaming
17. The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
An Englishman on a Ruritarian holiday must impersonate the king when the rightful monarch, a distant cousin, is drugged and kidnapped.
Tim's pick, SEP-TCM SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 @ 05:00 PM
18. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Horror
In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.
Susan's pick, SEP-Netflix Streaming
19. Sidewalks of London (1938)
Approved | 85 min | Comedy
On the sidewalks of the London theater district the buskers (street performers) earn enough coins for a cheap room. Charles (Charles Laughton), who recites dramatic monologues, sees that a ... See full summary »
Tim's pick, OCT-TCM TUESDAY, AUGUST 18 @ 09:00 AM
20. The Awakening (I) (2011)
R | 102 min | Horror, Thriller
In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves.
Susan's pick, OCT-Netflix Streaming
21. Holy Matrimony (1943)
Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama
From Arnold Bennett's novel "Buried Alive". An artist returning from years abroad takes the identity of his dead valet to escape the attentions of the press.
Tim's pick, NOV-TCM THURSDAY, AUGUST 27 @ 05:00 PM
22. Molly and Me (1945)
Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Musical
A vivacious actress needing work becomes a housekeeper for a crusty retired politician, and gives his life the shaking-up that it needs.
Tim's pick, NOV-TCM THURSDAY, AUGUST 27 @ 06:45 PM also available on Amazon Prime
23. Morgiana (1972)
106 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Klara and Viktoria are sisters. Their father dies, leaving most of his property to Klara. When Klara becomes involved with a man that her sister loves, Viktoria begins to plot her murder.
Susan's pick, NOV YouTube
24. The Secret of Convict Lake (1951)
Approved | 83 min | Western
In 1871 a convict escapes, with other prisoners, to kill the man that framed him, but has second thoughts after meeting the man's beautiful future wife.
Tim's pick, DEC-FXM SATURDAY, AUGUST 1 @ 08:30 AM X
25. A Royal Affair (2012)
R | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History
A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.
Votes: 41,626 | Gross: $1.55M
Susan's pick, DEC-Netflix Streaming