Top 10 Films to Dust Off and Re-watch
There's no denying the appeal of the new: a new year, a new movie, a new season of TV-viewing delights. But then again, there are times when what you really want is an oldie, a goodie, a tried-and-true favorite that hits you just there. So it is with our Top 10 Films to Dust Off and Re-watch, with a little something for everyone, from HOOSIERS to THE WAR OF THE ROSES and beyond. Maybe you''ve seen these films a dozen times; maybe just once, a dozen years ago. Regardless, you''ll be glad to have the chance to visit them again.
10. HOOSIERS (1986)
Indiana, 1954 based on a trued story, a basketball coach (Gene Hackman) leads a lowly group of high schoolers to victory.
Dont miss HOOSIERS Sunday, January 6th at 10p only on Sundance Channel.
9. INVENTING THE ABBOTTS (1997)
Class distinctions shape interactions between the aristocratic Abbott girls and the "wrong side of the tracks" Holt boys in 1957 Illinois. Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Live Tyler, Billy Crudup, Jennifer Connelly.
Dont miss INVENTING THE ABBOTTS Saturday, January 5th at 10:15p only on Sundance Channel.
8. CAREER GIRLS (1997)
Katrin Cartlidge and Lynda Steadman play oddly matched former college roommates in this miniature character study from Mike Leigh (SECRETS AND LIES; NAKED). Six years after going their separate ways, sharp-tongued Hannah (Cartlidge) and socially awkward Annie (Steadman), are reunited when Annie returns to London for a short visit. As Annie and Hannah reflect upon their current life, work and concerns, the past (in the form of revealing flashbacks) is still very present. "A masterful work... a perfect little gem of a movie" Washington Post.
Dont miss CAREER GIRLS Friday, January 4th at 10:30p only on Sundance Channel.
7. FRANTIC (1988)
This Roman Polanski film, featuring Harrison Ford, is about an American doctor in Paris who discovers that his wife has been kidnapped. He soon finds himself involved in drugs, murder and espionage.
Dont miss FRANTIC Thursday, January 3rd at 10:30p only on Sundance Channel.
6. AMORES PERROS (2000)
Following a horrific car accident, the lives of three desperate people intertwine in Mexico City. Starring Gael García Bernal.
Dont miss AMORES PERROS Wednesday, January 2nd at 8p only on Sundance Channel.
5. WHEN WILL I BE LOVED (2004)
A young woman (Neve Campbell) begins exploring the limits of her sexual power. She hatches a money making scheme with her boyfriend (Fred Weller) and a media mogul but things quickly get out of hand.
Dont miss WHEN WILL I BE LOVED Wednesday, January 9th at 8p only on Sundance Channel.
4. IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER (1993)
Filmmaker Jim Sheridan tells a timely and emotionally riveting true story, examining how the desire to convict terrorists can, in turn, lead to a perversion of justice. Daniel Day-Lewis stars as a petty thief, who in 1975 was convicted of bombing an English pub. Years later, when a crusading attorney (Emma Thompson) makes a startling discovery, the truth comes to light. Oscar® nominations for Best Picture, Director, Actor and Supporting Actor (Day-Lewis and Pete Postlethwaite), Supporting Actress (Thompson), Editing and Screenplay.
Dont miss IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER Thursday, January 10th at 10p only on Sundance Channel.
3. AMONG GIANTS (1998)
Love blooms between a young drifter and a British laborer.
Dont miss AMONG GIANTS Sunday, January 13th at 8:15p only on Sundance Channel.
2. THE WAR OF THE ROSES (1989)
Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turnver star as a rich couple that files for divorce, but... both get to keep the house.
Dont miss THE WAR OF THE ROSES Sunday, January 13th at 10p only on Sundance Channel.
1. THE BEACH (2000)
Leonardo DiCaprio stars in this film about twenty-somethings that are on a quest for Nirvana on an island off the coast of Thailand, only to discover bliss is not what it seems.
Dont miss THE BEACH only on Sundance Channel.