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Fallen - (1998 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119099/

After a convicted murderer's execution, and when copycat killers become suicides, the original detective is dragged into what becomes a vastly more complex case.

Although I wouldn't recommend this broadly, it was so impactful that I could only sketch out a vague description from memory and had to wait for the inception of artificial intelligence to help me track it down.



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The Prophecy - (1995 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114194/

Murders lead an ex-almost-priest-turned-detective to discover a supernatural gang war.

It's mellow and interesting.



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The Man from Earth - Holocene - (2017 movie) - John

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5770864/
ManFromEarth.com

A mild mannered professor is thought to be older than he appears.

It's a little off in places, but has a nice consistent tone. Recommended only if you loved it's earlier movie, The Man from Earth - (2007 movie).

  • properly titled The Man from Earth: Holocene
  • Freely available to download or stream.



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The Twilight Zone - (1957 show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052520/
https://www.paramountplus.com/shows/the-twilight-zone-classic/

A collection of separate short stories of various styles.



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The Leftovers - (2014 show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2699128/
https://www.hbo.com/the-leftovers

2% of the global population disappears and everything continues on as usual probably.

Mediocre at best. Maybe something will happen later, but they sure as shit don't get anywhere near to some point. It's just a drama that stretches a premise.



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He Never Died (2015) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2386404/

An old man is surprised to learn has has 19 year old daughter, who becomes embroiled in a web of vengeance and violence set against him.

I really like this movie. It might play out as too flat for most people, but for me the character was well-crafted and acted.

Like few movies, He Never Died explores age and power at its extreme. Fans of Interview with the Vampire - (1994 movie), for example, should appreciate such elements.



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Priest - (2011 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0822847/

A world war between mankind and vampires leaves it in ruins ruled by a holdout of humans, but vampires are not extinct.

Pretty good all around!



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The Adjustment Bureau - (2011 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1385826/
http://www.theadjustmentbureau.com/

When a rising politician bumps into the love of his life, he learns that luck is not his own.

Wonderful!



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Spawn - (1997 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120177/

A veteran mercenary is double-crossed and finds himself blacklisted into becoming a general in hell's army.

This is a very high low-budget movie. It's over-the-top, corny but only almost-fun. Some of the effects are amazing, but some are so damned bad I can't imagine how they thought this could be anything more than a middling success. From a writing perspective, it's not bad moment-to-moment, but the overall plot is a bit stupid.

This has nothing going for it but the incredible acting of a clown.