BBTV On Demand - MOVIES ( Drama )
Your pick of the Films or Movies in the BOOMBOXtv archive.
(2015) What happens when an epidemic breaks out, but you're kept in the dark? Anything can happen. Slowly the residents realize that they will all die unless they come together.
Director: Neil Mcenery-West
(2016) A young American woman arrives in England seeking to reconnect with her father's family, only to find them peculiarly reticent about her arrival. Delving deeper, she slowly uncovers a web of trauma, deceit and repressed memory attached to her father's legacy.
Director: Kevin Nash
Family Of Four
This "Family of Four" sees their hidden lives, their isolation from one another and their pasts catch up to them, culminating in the one thing they've been avoiding... confrontation.
(1969) Arlo Guthrie's song is converted into a motion picture. Arlo goes to see Alice for Thanksgiving and as a favor takes her trash to the dump. When the dump is closed, he drops it on top of another pile of garbage at the bottom of a ravine. When the local sheriff finds out a major manhunt begins. Arlo manages to survive the courtroom experience but it haunts him when he is to be inducted into the army via the draft. The movie follows the song with Arlo's voice over as both music and narration.
Director: Arthur Penn
Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story
(1992) Bonnie Parker is estranged from her husband while still only just barely eighteen. Clyde Barrow, a handsome charmer who is in love with Bonnie, is a small-time thief, 'borrowing' cars to teach Bonnie to drive. He falls in with W.D. Jones, and their crime levels quickly rise. Soon Bonnie is dragged in with them, due to her love for Clyde, and within a short space of time, everyone is baying for the blood of Bonnie and Clyde.
Director: Gary Hoffman
Writer: Gary Hoffman
(2016) When twenty-four-year-old Jae is released from prison for killing her mother, she returns to her childhood home in small-town Ridgecrest. The desire to go anywhere but there prompts her to agree to join her brother on a road trip out to Death Valley - which results in getting them hopelessly lost in the most stunning, but unforgiving topographical terrain on the planet.
Director: Ashley Avis
Writer: Ashley Avis
A wealthy merchant enacts a diabolical plan to break the Italians' control over the Port of New Orleans. Based on a true story.
The Disappearance of Flight 412
A Rumour of Angels
(2000) Still grieving the tragic death of his mother, young James (Trevor Morgan) is sent to stay with his Uncle Charlie (Ron Livingston) on the Maine coast, where he meets an eccentric old woman (Vanessa Redgrave) who will change his life forever.
Director: Peter O'Fallon
Goodnight, Mister Tom
(2012) Sara and Lily grew up at Smith Mountain Lake. Sara became estranged from the family and without explanation moved to Los Angeles to study law. Her sister Lily, an artist, teaches locally and lives with their parents, Ray and Vivian, until Dad dies in an accident. Sara returns to help settle his estate, and all our ladies cross paths with an eclectic group of local oddballs, as they search for a Loch Ness-style monster they believe lurks in the lake's depths.
Director: Michael McKay
CATHERINE COOKSON - The Wingless Bird
(1997) On the eve of World War I, Agnes Conway manages both the business and the problems of her troubled family. She finds the strength to break class barriers and help her sister Jessie marry a good boy from a family of dockside toughs. Is she strong enough to break them again when Charles Farrier, a gentleman, courts her over his parents' opposition? Agnes faces an added dilemma when she finds her heart divided between Charles and his soldier brother Reginald.
Series Directed by David Wheatley.
CATHERINE COOKSON - The Dwelling Place
(1994) Set in the 1830's, the film tells the story of 16-year-old Cissie Brodie after the death of parents, and the repossession of the family home. She finds a barren place to live and care for her younger brothers and sisters with the help of Matthew, a local carpenter, but her life becomes complicated when the aristocratic Fischel family take an unwelcome interest.
Series Directed by Gavin Millar.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
(1997) Based on the novel, a young gypsy becomes a Minister's obsession in 1483. Only the bell ringer and her husband and the court of miracles can save her.
Director: Peter Medak (as Peter Medák)
The Devil's Whore
The glory days of the 70's miniseries and the forging of America collide in this adaptation of John Jakes's pot-boiling bestseller. Bosoms heave! Family fortunes are found and lost! Beloved character actors wear ridiculous wigs! Hands are mutilated and hearts are broken in "The Bastard"!
Full TV Movie with Matt Damon, Brian Dennehy, Piper Laurie, Emily Longstreth, Graham Beckel, Ving Rhames, Richard Jenkins
Set during apartheid, a South African political prisoner must find the courage and spirit to overcome his oppressors.
The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story
The Executioners Song
The Executioners Song 1982
Tommy Lee Jones Eli Wallach
Director: Lawrence Schiller
Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America
A new strain of bird flu threatens to cause a mass pandemic the likes of which has never been seen before.
An Inspector Calls
Set in 1912, an Upper class English family are celebrating their daughter's engagement when their evening is interrupted by a police inspector. He is investigating the suicide of a young woman and the events leading to her death
Learners is a British comedy drama television film starring David Tennant and Jessica Hynes. The film was announced by the BBC on 3 April 2007 and was broadcast on 11 November 2007.
Do Not Disturb
Starring Warren Clarke, Barbara Marten, Amanda Abbington, Martin Freeman, Hugo Speer
Love Me Like You Do
Katherine Heigl, (Knocked Up, 27 Dresses) and Ben Barnes, (Narnia: Prince Caspian) star in this sweeping romance about finding love in the least likely of places! Ryan Brenner (Barnes) is a traveling musician, and Jackie Laurel (Heigl) is a fallen country music star and a recently single mother, battling to hold on to her young daughter. When the free-spirited pair meet by chance, they soon form an unlikely relationship that will teach them to trust and love again, and may in changing their lives forever.
2018 Clint Eastwood movie.
A tattooed Maori (Anzac Wallace) leads a reign of terror after a British massacre in 1870s New Zealand.
King Arthur Excalibur Rising
The story of King Arth-yr Ddantgwyn comes to an end in the 520AD, in the battle of Camlann. In the heat of battle, Arth-yr, with the legendary Excalibur, lands a fatal blow to his son Mordred, before receiving a deadly wound himself. Before succumbing to his wounds, he tasks his loyal knight Sir Bedivere with returning Excalibur, the source of Arth-yr's powers, to the Lady in the Lake.
Titus is a film adaptation of William Shakespeare's revenge tragedy Titus Andronicus, about the downfall of a Roman general, the first theatrically-released feature film adaptation of the play.
When cattle mysteriously start dying of anthrax in a small Alberta ranching community, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer tries to keep the peace as ranchers lay the blame on a local agricultural research center.
Princess Cleopatra becomes Egypt's Queen and has an out-of-wedlock son with the son-less Roman ruler Julius Caesar. Through two romances, she strives to protect Egypt from the Romans, and make her son the heir to Caesar's Roman Empire.
THE LAST DON
In this world power isn't everything, it's the only thing. Best selling author of Mario 'The Godfather' Puzo's blockbuster novel comes to life in this epic saga of America's most powerful crime family.
The Day After
The Day After is an American television film that first aired on November 20, 1983, on the ABC television network. It was seen by more than 100 million people during its initial broadcast.
The film postulates a fictional war between NATO forces and the Warsaw Pact that rapidly escalates into a full-scale nuclear exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union. However, the action itself focuses on the residents of Lawrence, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri, as well as several family farms situated near nuclear missile silos. The cast includes JoBeth Williams, Steve Guttenberg, John Cullum, Jason Robards, and John Lithgow.
A young MBA (Heidi Lenhart) mistakenly takes the job of looking after a rich executive's (Gregory Harrison) spoiled children.
This is the story of the takeoff and hijacking of United Airlines Flight 93 by terrorists, the discovery by passengers with cell phones that other hijacked planes had been steered into the World Trade Center towers, and the realization that their plane was being steered toward Washington D.C.
A Summer to Remember
Family drama (1985)
What if Germany had won WW II and successfully taken over Europe? Based on a novel by Robert Harris, this compelling drama is set in just such a world, 20 years after the Germans defeated the Allies at Normandy on D-Day. By this time, the country is known as Germania and since the war it has been at odds with the United States. In hopes of bringing peace, the two government leaders, Hitler and president Joseph Kennedy Sr. are planning a historic summit in hopes of obtaining detente. It's a tense situation and matters are made worse when an SS detective and an American reporter begin investigating a series of murders.
License To Kill
Businessman Tom Fiske (Don Murray) accidentally kills a high school girl while driving drunk, leading to a trial where he faces a manslaughter charge. While Fiske can afford a high-priced team of lawyers, the family of the late teen has no such advantage. Prosecutor Martin Sawyer (Denzel Washington), is determined to see Fiske brought to justice. But as Fiske's attorney deftly manipulates the law to find loopholes for his client, the inexperienced Sawyer begins to lose hope.
When Sofia marries into a Mafia family, she doesn't know what she's getting into. When her husband, all her brothers-in-law, and her father-in-law are murdered by a rival family, Sofia, her mother-in-law and her sisters-in-law swear to get revenge upon the family.
AGAINST THE WALL
Based on the true story of the uprising at Attica Prison in 1971. Michael Smith, a new recruit to the prison service, along with several of his colleagues get caught up in a prison riot fueled by bad prison management and a lack of understanding by the guards
During the 1980s, Soviet authorities hunt for a serial killer who picks his victims in railway stations and commuter trains and lures them into the woods. Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed over 50 victims, mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a Communist state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, incompetence and those in power. The story is told from the viewpoint of the detective in charge of the case. Starring: Stephen Rea, Donald Sutherland, Max von Sydow
James Dean : Biography
A biopic about the actor James Dean, whose stardom of the ultimate teenage rebel as well as the premature death made him a legend. His roles are depicted having much in common with his personal life, most notably the difficult relationship with his father.
Czar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra find their son Alexei, sole heir to the Romanov dynasty, suffering from hemophilia and conventional medicine failing to help him. Alexandra looks into finding holistic treatment and finds Father Grigory Rasputin , a destitute monk who claims he had a vision from the Virgin Mary telling him that the Czar needed him. Though Nicholas and the royal doctor are both skeptical of Rasputin's alleged healing abilities, young Alexei quickly bonds with the charlton/prophet, so he remains in the Royal Court. But Rasputin's constant boozing and womanizing angers the aristocracy and worsens the already unstable tensions between Nicholas and his subjects. With the seeds of revolution brewing, it becomes increasingly apparent that a bad end awaits for the entire Royal Family.
Something the Lord Made
Alfred Blalock (1899-1964), a cardiologist (therefore, self-confident to the point of arrogance), leaves Vanderbilt for Johns Hopkins taking with him his lab technician, Vivien Thomas (1910-1985). Thomas, an African-American without a college degree, is a gifted mechanic and tool-maker with hands splendidly adept at surgery. In 1941, Blalock and Thomas take on the challenge of blue babies and invent bypass surgery. After trials on dogs, their first patient is baby Eileen, sure to die without the surgery. In defiance of custom and Jim Crow, Blalock brings Thomas into the surgery to advise him, but when Life Magazine and kudos come, Thomas is excluded. Will he receive his due?
The Pretender: Island of the Haunted
Through a series of bizarre circumstances, Jarod and Miss Parker find themselves trapped together on a strange island in a life and death situation, out of which come some of the most important revelations about their pasts.
The Devil's Arithmetic
A 16-year-old American girl with an apathetic view towards her Jewish family history finds herself pulled through time into 1941 to a small Polish village where the Nazis have just begun their genocidal propaganda.
Newly divorced, Achilles Pumpkinseed lives alone in the house left to him by his deceased mother. Depressed and adrift, he spends his days smoking pot and watching television, usually alone but sometimes with his equally rootless friend Patroclus. Although he owns a small business, Achilles cannot face working any more than he can muster the energy to deal with the world he used to be a part of.
Anatomy Of An Illness
A traumatized nurse plots revenge against a catatonic businessman, whom she blames for the death of her father. She integrates herself in to his family as his personal nurse and plots revenge by killing off his family members one by one.
William The Conqueror
French historical drama directed by Fabien Drugeon and starring Geoffroy Lidvan and Eric Rulliat. When Guillaume, Duke of Normandy (played by Tiésay Deshayes, Jean-Damien Détouillon and Dan Bronchinson at different times), prepares to cross the English channel and claim his birthright with the blessing of the Pope, his son Robert (Kevin Lelannier) is left behind in northern France. With the help of a strange man, Robert meets the loyal Norman barons and prepares for the possibility of becoming the new Duke, should his father fail in the conquest of England.
Mitch Cooper, a 27-year-old journalist in Los Angeles, is single, broke, and addicted to sex with strangers. Recently fired from his job and in desperate need of some money, he must write a groundbreaking story in order to apply for a new one. Along comes Natalie, a Stanford University educated escort who, while making a lot of money on the job, feels insecure in her unpredictable and potentially dangerous encounters. She reluctantly agrees to let Mitch follow her around as her on-call bodyguard, so that he can also write his story. The lonely pair gradually develop feelings for each other… Will true love conquer all?
In a world that is not quite here and not quite now, a young boy (Isaac-Newton) and girl (Marie-Curie) meet. However, in this world this simple fact should not be possible. In this world human FREQUENCY has been discovered. If you are high frequency, you are born lucky – you will have natural ‘timing’ and always be in the right place at the right time. If you are low frequency every natural law will conspire against you.
The Neighbors' Window
THE NEIGHBORS’ WINDOW (written & directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Marshall Curry) tells the story of a mother (Maria Dizzia) who has grown frustrated with her husband (Greg Keller) and her daily routine. But her life is shaken up when two free-spirited twenty-somethings move in across the street and she discovers that she can see into their apartment.
Three escaped convicts hide out on the homestead of a reclusive woman as they wait to catch the next ferry out.
In this remake of the 1955 classic, two men from vastly different backgrounds compete for the affection of the town beauty queen.
2017 Comedy Drama : Kevin Hart | Bryan Cranston | Nicole Kidman.
A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.
Three Weeks, Three Kids
Starring: Anna Chlumsky & Warren Christie
Twenty-five-year-old Jennifer Mills lives her life without commitment, relieved her boyfriend isn’t even close to putting a ring on her finger.
When 17-year-old Butch is sent to the Enola Vale Youth Correctional Center in Montana for blinding an abusive correctional officer, he brings with him a deep-seated intolerance for injustices and a penchant for meting out retributions on his own.
"Winner - Golden Palm (Mexico Film Festival) "
"Fleeing an abusive relationship, a young German woman moves to America - only to be swindled out of her savings. While working for Jewish baker and trying to get her life back on track, she receives a mysterious phone call from Marlene Dietrich, and she immediately suspects her new boyfriend, who denies that it was him. Trying to find the source of the phone call, she forms an unlikely friendship with a lonely woman who claims to have known Marlene and realizes that maybe, just maybe, she can learn to trust again
A struggling artist is hired by the owner of a wealthy estate to paint an elaborate mural but as time passes, strange things begin to happen
An unscrupulous record producer schemes to steal the extraordinary singing voice of a housewife and lip sync it to an attractive albeit talentless young starlet.
An apparent miracle changes the outlook of a Christian minister whose faith in God has lapsed.
In The Arms Of A Killer
A rookie detective must contend not only with her misogynistic counterparts but also a vicious killer who may in fact be her lover.
Sins of the Father
A young law student is pressured by her new boss to abandon all ethics in order to get ahead in the industry.
Where the Truth Lies
A deaf woman fights to clear her name when she is implicated in foul play and put before a jury of her peers.
Robin Cook's Terminal
A hospital in desperate need of funding suddenly announces a medical breakthrough but beneath the PR spin lies an unsettling truth.
Elizabeth Winfield is a retired teacher and matriarch who travels cross-country to bring her wayward family back together again.
Keep the Change
An artist returns to his Montana homestead only to face hostility when he tries to rekindle an old flame.
The Movie Murderer
An insurance investigator and detective track down a serial arsonist whose dirty work is destroying the film industry.
A small-time lawyer comes to the defense of a man who claims he was defamed by an overzealous TV news presenter.
A desperate young man, on the run from a dangerous drug dealer, returns to his mother, years after a family tragedy drove them far apart, to hide. However, his old and new life are about to collide.
The girl next door