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Started by carterbrandon on Mar 31, 2018 11:05:52 PM
Films that were a thing, but have now vanished.

Once they were considered highly popular, and used to be shown on TV loads, but mention them now and no-one's heard of them.

The Goodbye Girl.

upgoerfive - 01 Apr 2018 03:07:19 (#1 of 304)

Anything that's been remade.

They always show the remake, hardly ever the original.

RosyLovelady - 01 Apr 2018 08:41:09 (#2 of 304)

A Summer Place

with its chart-topping theme tune and a lot of whispering about its controversial content: unpleasant posh parents and wholesome teenage children in the form of Sandra Dee and Troy Donahue.

Actually, this doesn't meet all the criteria set by the header because it's probably never been on UK telly, but I'll post it anyway.

HerrWalrus - 01 Apr 2018 08:41:55 (#3 of 304)

Laurel and Hardy.

darkhorse - 01 Apr 2018 08:44:06 (#4 of 304)

On a similar theme : Black and white films on BBC1?

RosyLovelady - 01 Apr 2018 08:47:14 (#5 of 304)

For many years, I assumed that The African Queen was a black and white film because that's how I saw it on tv in the 1960s.

SheikYerbouti - 01 Apr 2018 08:48:01 (#6 of 304)

Avatar was a thing IIRC. Whatever happened to the sequel?

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darkhorse - 01 Apr 2018 09:02:54 (#9 of 304)

30s Film serials, Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers etc.

darkhorse - 01 Apr 2018 09:04:38 (#10 of 304)

How often do Peter Sellers Pink Panther films get a TV airing? It was a real event in my childhood. “There’s a Pink Panther film on tonight!”

Gotout - 01 Apr 2018 09:04:51 (#11 of 304)

#1 That's because the remake is usually crap and they don't want comparisons.

Sabacious - 01 Apr 2018 09:05:51 (#12 of 304)

Avatar 2 and 3 have been filmed apparently. 2 is due for release in December 2020. It’s a slow old business is the Avatar sequel.

LippyPongstocking - 01 Apr 2018 09:10:21 (#13 of 304)

The slower the better, given that the original Avatar belongs in the 'one of the worst films ever made' category.

Nominations for the not-seen-any-more-having-once-been-ubiquitous films:

Whistle Down the Wind

A Taste of Honey

RosyLovelady - 01 Apr 2018 09:15:10 (#14 of 304)

Aw, I loved both of those.

Tenesmus - 01 Apr 2018 09:17:21 (#15 of 304)

Repo Man.

LippyPongstocking - 01 Apr 2018 09:22:29 (#16 of 304)

Aw, I loved both of those.

Yes, they were fairly regularly shown on TV when I was a teenager, but I haven't seen either for years now.

rearranged - 01 Apr 2018 09:40:53 (#17 of 304)

The old Tarzan films, or the old musicals with huge chorus lines.

uranrising - 01 Apr 2018 09:41:50 (#18 of 304)


and no-one's heard of them.

By that, do you mean the TV people who decide these days which films to put on (terrestrial) TV?

Shadrack22 - 01 Apr 2018 09:42:03 (#19 of 304)

La Cabina: short Spanish film about a man trapped inside a telephone box. Often on TV in the 1980s.

Shadrack22 - 01 Apr 2018 09:46:32 (#20 of 304)

Love Story

The Waltz of the Toreadors

Oh, Mr Porter! (and other Will Hay films)

And Now Miguel?

Zorba the Greek

The Shoes of the Fisherman

The Mouse That Roared

The Mouse on the Moon

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

The Royal Hunt of the Sun

The Great Race



The Plaza Suite

Picnic at Hanging Rock

That Riviera Touch

The Devil Rides Out

The Club (Bruce Beresford film about an Australian rules football club)

The Jokers (Dir. Michael Winner. Michael Crawford and Oliver Reed steal the Crown Jewels)

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