Help! What's The Name of That Film?

With such knowledgeable folk on the site I thought a list topic helping others remember the names of long forgotten films might be of some use.

If you are trying to remember a name of a film you watched 40 years ago or only 40 minutes ago then ask in here and let the Letterboxd community help you.

If somebody does solve your problem can you please confirm they have the correct film so I can add it to the list.

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  • Ok, I have scoured the web to no avail. Hopefully one of you knowledgeable people can help. I watched a movie a few years ago about juvenile delinquents who were sent to a boot camp. At one part in the movie the juveniles are taken to a small town that is in danger of being flooded. They stack sandbag after sandbag, but cannot stop the flood. Oh, there is also a part in the movie where one of the juveniles hits an officer and says, "I hit hard don't I!". For the life of me I can not remember the name of this movie. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

  • This is killing me. It's a movie where the main character is chased by a policeman-something guy. The police man have the power of adsorbing matter and controlling it, in a case he adsorb a wall, then a truck. Follow a scene where the main character fights him removing the metallic layers of the truck. I know it's like non sense, but thanks in advance!

  • @Joel12. Is it Terminator 2?

  • Sadly not

  • Yellow poster with a naked woman holding a knife while on top of a naked man. The title has "Exile," or something like it in there. And I believe it's Polish or Russian. Came across my feed a day or so ago and I wanted to add it to my watchlist.

  • I have a very vague memory of a film from the early eighties, maybe it was the seventies. It took place in the bayou or the everglades or a similar setting. The only other thing I can remember about it is at some point (as in "Magnolia") it rains frogs out of the sky. I think it used to run on HBO a bunch. That's all I got.

  • @Eric Could it be Peter Weir's The Last Wave?

  • Nope, I've seen The Last Wave. The movie I'm thinking of is probably, definitely American.

  • My only suspect is "Hurricane" from 1979 with Mia Farrow. Do frogs fall out of the sky in that film? Anyone?

  • I'm trying to identify this UK movie, shot in the '80s or early '90s, seen on TV, perhaps in 2 parts, about a middle aged factory manager, married, short and thick, and a young beautiful lady who is teaching at a university. This lady comes to the factory for some sort of collaboration. The manager falls in love with her, they travel together to Germany for business, with her being a translator, they go out and dance together, but she doesn't want to have a relationship with him. There is a scene towards the end of the movie when he goes to the university and drops to his knees begging her to accept him. At that point a student enters the room and the woman falls on her knees as well, pretending they are both looking for something on the floor. Everything is kind of gloomy in the movie, as if there was a good deal of austerity at that time. At the end of the movie, as the woman was getting ready to leave UK, perhaps to get a job somewhere else, she gets news that an aunt that was living in Australia has died and she is to inherit her, which means she doesn't have to leave anymore.

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