Category Archives: I Don’t Know the Name… (unsolved movies)

Looking for this movie

I remember seeing what I think was a movie (could’ve been a show) from the 70s or 80s. A serial killer would sneak into peoples homes and beat them with a hammer while they were sleeping. I remember a scene where a woman was in her bedroom upstairs at night and heard a noise. She grabs a shotgun and stands at the top of the stairs as the masked man is standing in her doorway. She screams, he backs out the door and she goes out on to the porch after him but he is gone. I also remember two teen boys, one black and one white and they had this weird old guy for a neighbor. In another scene the black kid and the old man end up in his barn/shed. You hear a shot ring out and the kid runs out. At the end of the movie a trunk from the old guys attic is brought into a courtroom and a pair of leather gloves, a bag/mask, and a hammer are pulled out of the trunk and you are made to believe that the old guy was the killer.

Indie thriller from early 2000s with plot point that reminds me of “Se7en”

In the early 2000s, I saw a low budget US thriller that was quite decent. On DVD or as stream, in color. I think the movie was also produced around that time.

What I can remember from the plot: The movie took place in a city, maybe New York. By going berserk, a detective barely survived a brutal shoot-out with many gangsters in an old building. Later the audience learns that a mysterious killer/hitman, kind of a psycho, had his fingers in the pie, and that he was impressed by the detective’s will to survive. Therefore the killer decided that the detective should become his successor.

He used hidden cameras to stalk the detective, killed his partner, etc.

Towards the end of the movie, the detective discovered something horrible in his apartment: hidden behind a curtain or large poster, attached to the wall: his pregnant girlfriend/wife, killed by the psycho hitman.

Scene with a man in prison beating russian guy asking for protection money

So I saw just a portion of a movie, where a man sits at a table in prison, in the cafeteria. He had a cellmate (a black dude with long hair). While in the cafeteria, a russian guy approaches an older man next to him, and presents himself (the russian guy – some strange name like ‘Simion’, or something) and asks for money for protection. Old man says he doesn’t need any protection from him, so the russian guy smashes his head against the table, and says something like ‘Looks like you need protection’. Then proceeds to approach the other man (The main actor of the movie), he leans on his table, and barely gets to introduce himself again (‘Hi, my name is Simion’ – or something like that), when the main actor swipes one of the dudes hand, making him fall and hit the table, then throws some punches at him.

The main actor might be Jason Statham, but I’m not sure.

Western About A Wagon Train Attacked By Native Americans

I saw lt no later than early 2008, but lt could be old, though in color. There is a wagon train (might be just one wagon) travelling up a mountain/plateau, but they are attacked by savages. At one point, the savages force a father to marry his daughter. And one guy tries to fight them, but ends up falling off the ledge; or so they thought. He climbs back up & defeats them. But at that point, lt’s a massacre. Hardly anyone survives. I’m pretty sure the movie ends there. If I had to guess, I’d say lt’s from the 1970’s, due to the themes. I could be mixing two movies together, judging by how hard lt is to find, but thus far, I haven’t found anything that rings a bell. Please help, I’ve been looking for 10 years.

3 kids running from bad people trying to kill them?

All I can remember is there were 3 kids running from bad people or someone. I think they were running in a desert at some point and stopped to rest under a tree. They heard a helicopter coming so they took their clothes off and laid them out by the tree to make it look like they were laying down by the tree. The helicopter came and started shooting at the clothes. While they watched they realized the guy shooting was their uncle? I think? and I think they called him Uncle Cricket or something.

Random romantic movie

Okay so I remember basically the whole plot and what the characters look like but I can’t find it no matter where I go. It definitely a romantic movie and I remember watching it in 2015 around the time I was watching a bunch of romances like love rosie and movies around that time.

The movie starts off with this chubby guy with a beard and he gets in his car and is about to drive off and this girl that’s arguing with her bf at the time gets in this dudes car. The guy drives off and they go back to his place. I dont know how long into the movie it takes but they develop feelings and they have sex like a relationship but she come and goes because she gets drugs and they guy is trying to get her have a Job and I dont remember what happens to that but I do remember he follows the girl to the ex that she was yelling at place and he’s like a drug guy and he attempts to take her away form him and gives the guy money or something I think. And then one day she just leaves I think and then the last scene is she finds him on the beach and then I think she says let’s go home or something like that. But thought out the whole movie they argue but theres alot of development and growth and I love it. Please help

A zombie/vampire movie where at the end of the movie he it put in a special military unit

It’s a movie where a criminal turns into a vampire and his friend helps him kill people for food and at the end, he gets put in the military in some kind of zombie/vampire special unit? I saw this between 2010 and 2012, it might not have been made around then but that’s when I watched it. Please help me this has been nagging me for the past couple of years now.

Old movie maybe in the 90’s

I remember a scene. I do not remember but I think it was near the beginning of the movie. I think this move came out in the 90’s . A guy is tied to a bed arms and legs, and a hot girl (who appears to be a prostitute) is giving the guy a massage, she is using some kind of massage oil. At some point she gets up and walks to a door that leads to the outside (I think) hallway. She lights a cigarette and at this point he realizes the massage oil was actually some kind of flammable liquid. I  think lighter fluid. He start to scream or yell at her or something, maybe beg, then she take the cigarette and flicks it at him on the bed. He screams and she leaves and I think that is the scene best I can remember.

If I remember correctly it turns out the guy tied to the bed was a witness (maybe he was going to rat out the mob). The girl was sent there to assassinate him so he could not testify. I do not believe the girl is in the movie again and there is a guy and a girl detectives or cops that are the main characters of the movie.

Old b&w artsy film of surrealism world

This is an old b&w film in the style of artsy film noir/twighlight zone setting appears to be a 40s period in a Gotham like city. Depicting life as controlled, mechanical, repetive, almost robotic. A man seems at odds to his surroundings as if he feels this life is not normal but can’t put his finger on why it is so. Every night at midnight, i think, the city shuts down, buildings shift to enclosures blocking windows and doorways from entry or exit. The citizens, in robotic or hypnotized state, will on cue retire for the night. The one odd man figures a way to stay awake, sneak out if the building to find out what goes on at night. Here memory gets fuzzy. Oddman finds a huge clock and machinary that runs life but also discovers his world is not real And seeks to escape. I think it ends with him finding a water way and he fsails away in a little boat. The movie is like a metaphor of how we are being controlled by unseen forces.

Movie from the 90’s

I remember a movie, but not enough details to just simply find it on google. I used to watch a movie in my childhood where a few kids (2 or 3) were the protagonists and there was a woman antagonist. Kids word kid apparel and coats. The woman was probably 30’s maybe 40’s even and wore 1920’s style clothes with one of those weird hats that are close to the head. In the end she is defeated and gets thrown into a horse pen where the horse poops and she faints somehow. Then the kids watch, laugh and run away off screen. I remember the woman had brown hair and they were at some sort of convention.

Aliens kill everyone and then gets nuked

I saw this movie about aliens that were like a swarm of bugs or something killing people and stuff. When someone died to those aliens they turned into the same stuff as the alien.

There were man and woman who fell in love and in the end guy made ultimate sacrifice by going into that alien swarm with a bomb or nuke or something like that blowing them up.

Other things I remember as that there was this (maybe black dude) who used minigun or machine gun that was on the army cars roof to shoot the alien swarm and he run out of bullets and didn’t run or anything just accepted his death.

heroine turned into a witch

Please help!!I only remember a scene. I beleive it was towards the end. I was young maybe 8,9 years old so it should be a movie from eary 90’s or earlier..

the scene was probably towards the end. that the heroine/princess comes under a spell and is wearing bright red clothes.. and then when the spell breaks she changes back into her usual (probably light green) clothes.. there was a castle, a genie probably lifting the castle .. its all very vague

I donot remember anything other than this .it was a colored movie..

Arctic (?) station

Trying to identify a movie from the 70s or 80s.  Color, English language.  I thought Vincent Spano was in it, but nothing in his filmography seems to fit.

I can only remember one scene.  It seems like this character (whom I thought was played by Spano) is in some sort of remote research station in a cold, snowy location.  He was watching a screen/monitor on which he could see a younger boy, but he couldn’t hear him or communicate with him.  It seems like the boy was in a separate facility, and there was some element of danger.  Like the man wanted to warn the boy.

That’s all I can remember.  I think it was a movie that was played on a seemingly endless on HBO back in the day.  Thanks for any suggestions you all may have!

Scary movie

  1. I watched this movie about 6 years ago on Netflix i dont remember the movie but I remember a specific scene which was a group of friends were in the woods walking and they start to hear this screeching noise in the sky that drives them crazy one by one and in the scene they are just joking around and one of the girls takes her guys friends hat off his head and he goes insane and attacks her and he ends up ripping her arm off with his bare hands. It was pretty intense and I attempted to search for it online but failed. If anyone has even seen this or knows the name I would be so appreciative.

Boy called josh (pecker)

Ok so this movie from what I remember was about this kid in high school named josh they called him josh pecker. And basically he starts getting closer to this delinquent girl and making friends with her. At the end of the movie he does this huge “science project” where he reveals to the school that the girl is suicidal and has this sign that says “life’s a hitch then you die” I remember the movie started with JOSH and I feel like it was along the lines of Josh is weird or josh is a prick. I know this is vague but that’s all I remember

Fireplace Hidden Door, Hidden Treasure, but also a trap

A detective movie or episode where there was a cryptic phrase that once understood opened a hidden door in a fireplace.  Once going thru the door, if you did not prevent the door from closing, the person was trapped.  The detective was trapped with another person, and they also found a previous person that was trapped and had died.  The hidden passage contained a valuable treasure, which was what they were looking for.  Eventually the detective and the person was saved.

Guy balanced on a chair on the rail of a balcony

This is all I can remember from this movie. It might have been a buddy cop or just a buddy movie, but I think one guy loses a bet? Or he gets jumped, I’m not sure, but he ends up getting put in a awkward situation where he is balanced on the rail of this balcony by the rear 2 legs of a chair and there is a bed sheet tied to the chair and pulled taut through the balconies doors to keep him in place. His friend comes in and see’s the situation and has to quickly open the door and grab the blanket before he falls. This one is really bugging me, so any help is appreciated