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Need movie suggestions during PT

okiefarmer

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I had shoulder replacement surgery Monday. The doctor suggested this passive motion machine very strongly. It keeps me in a chair six hours each day, while this thing moves my right shoulder up and down. Wife unit has showed me how to run Apple TV, I’m very slow to learn technology. But watching something during the time on this machine helps to not look at the clock. Yesterday I watched the lost Battalion, and a documentary on D-Day, pointe du hoc. It’s very hard to go through the list and find horror, movies, much easier typing it in the “find list”

Do you suggest some movies to help kill my time.
 

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YOUTUBE is actually a great resource. History, science are two of my go-to categories. The AL-Gore-Rhythm notices which types you rate as liking and you'll find more popping up in suggestions. I always go there with my morning cuppa. Easy to kill HOURS. I don't have Apple TV but as I understand, it does have decent selections. As I've gotten older, I tend to stay with documentary/history and science shows. Since you are post-surgery, you may find some medical history documentaries are interesting!
 

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Can't sit through an entire movie anymore. My new TV as a port to put a memory stick on it and will record it. So may try that one in the future where I can come back see it all.
 

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Band of brothers, saving private Ryan,fury, bridge too far, cross of iron, the eagle has landed, usual suspects, den of thieves, the untouchables, good fellas, heat, all I have for now
 

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If you want to watch series then there was about 8 shows on TV called Jesse Stone where Selleck plays a small town cop.

My favorite is Justified, I watch that through 8 seasons.

I have a bunch more if all the above are not enough.
 

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WWII stories:
Attack Force Z
Ghost Soldiers
Objective Burma
The Train
Raid on St Nazaire
The Dam Busters

Less serious versions:
Kelly's Heroes
Dirty Dozen
Where Eagles Dare
 

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Two random favorites of mine (and I’m a film nut)-
“October Sky” (1999)
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
(2019).

The latter is easily Tarantino’s greatest work IMO.
 

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Some of my favorite channels on YouTube are:
Project farm, where a guy tests different products, from work boots to penetrating oil to different thread repair methods.
The History Guy, 10 to 20 minute videos on somewhat forgotten historic events.
Vice grip garage, where a guy will go to a junkyard and get a car or pick up running that has been sitting there for 20 years then drive it home.
Old episodes of History channel’s “Dogfights” is also on YouTube. My favorite episode is where a pair of Sky Raiders shoot down a Mig in Vietnam.
 

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I have seen many of the war flicks listed above, but will watch them again when they are on. I'm low tech, and can't get back and forth from Apple TV to normal TV without calling wife. I thought I had The Battle of Long Tan on my 4K downloader, but it was the documentary. Can't find it available on Apple. It might be on Prime. Still looking.

ETA: I think it's actually called Danger Close
 

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If you have Apple TV, then you should look for the movie Greyhounds. It is about a WWII destroyer Captain played by Tom Hanks. Excellent movie.

 

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Also Tom Hanks- Bridge of Spies

I think I'd start with all those old movies that I've never sat and watched the whole way thru but have seen the whole movie- Torax3! Midway, Green Berets, various westerns John Wayne and Clint Eastwood.

1941 for your less serious along with Blazing Saddles, History of the World

See also the history book thread for some quiet time...

 

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Computer wore tennis shoes, from when he was a kid.

And all of the films where he plays a character with the name "Dexter Riley".


Watching ice station zebra at the moment.

Btw: Big Trouble in Little China has scene in it of a "beaver flash nature" ICYDK.



The Kurt Russell classics

The Thing
Breakdown
Soldier
Big Trouble In Little China
Escape From New York
 
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