Good old homesteading movies rentals...

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  1. baysidebunny

    baysidebunny Well-Known Member

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    Howdeeeee.
    I need your ideas on good homestead related movie rentals...
    The dish is dishing out dish'it. :(

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    Thanx!
     
  2. Nik

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    Not really a "homesteading" movie, but there was a film with Cathy Bates several years ago called "A home of their own" that was really cool with the family and community pulling together to make a house for this family.

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    Back in the '70s the Wilderness Family part 1 and 2. Family that got sick of life in LA and moved to the Rocky Mountains with 2 kids and a dog. Filmed in western colorado. Good G-rated.
     
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    Oh those are both really good movies and I've seen them more than once. Thanx!

    Nik, that one came to mind just as I was submitting this thread!
     
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    I have always loved Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
     
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    baysidebunny Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Almostthere.
    That's one that I haven't watched.
     
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    Great thread..I only get one channel on my TV, so I get the urge to rent a movie from time to time. Keep the suggestions coming, please.
     
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    There's one called Heartland that is based on a true story. Someone loaned me a very old book by the same name about a woman homesteading in WY 100 years ago. Years later I happened to see the movie and it stayed very true to the actual story. It's not really a happy story but it is a true one.
     
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    Some of these are a bit of a stretch regarding homesteadiness (is that a word?), but they have the right ideals - do it yourself, survival, community...

    Swiss Family Robinson and Wilderness Family 1 & 2
    Sarah, Plain and Tall trilogy
    My Side of the Mountain
    Iron Will
    Christy
    National Velvet
    Black Stallion
    Oklahoma

    Northern Exposure episodes
    most National Geographic episodes (check the library!)

    I've got to run, but I'll add more later!
     
  10. baysidebunny

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    Wow Thanks, appjuli. I'll bet HilltopDaisy will appreciate it too.

    Ed Norman, is that the movie where Rip Torn plays the farmer and
    he sends for a male order bride? If so, I really enjoyed that movie.
    It wasn't pretty but it sure depicted the rawness of country living.
    I've seen that one more than once too. :eek:

    I'll have to look into that book. I have a bunch I need to return to my library anyway.
    I'll bet it's a good one if it resembles the movie..or vise versa.

    Thanx!
     
  11. GREEN_ALIEN

    GREEN_ALIEN Sunny, Wet, Tornadoey SD!

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    Not really homestead movies but dang good for a lazy Sunday:

    - Lonesome Dove
    - Streets of Loredo
    - Dances with Wolves

    Such good movies......lol

    Heartland was good and A Home of thier Own is great.

    Don't forget the classic - I will fight no more forever
     
  12. HydroMan

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    Jerimiah Johnson

    Not movies but on TV:

    The Waltons
    Little House on the Praire
    Green Acres (just for laughs)
     
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  13. Mike in Ohio

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    Secondhand Lions! I just love that movie....especially their vegetable garden.

    Mike
     
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    Yes Secondhand Lions is great!

    O Pioneers
    Where the Red Fern Grows (not so much about homesteading but set on one and around the late 1800s I think)
    Cold Mountain (Civil War/homesteading type chic flick)

    I remember seeing some others but can't remember the titles now lol.
     
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    In Shane they live on a homestead.
     
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    The Southerner (1945)

    Sam Tucker, a cotton picker, in search of a better future for his family, decides to grow his own cotton crop. In the first year, the Tuckers battle disease, a flood, and a jealous neighbor. Can they make it as farmers?
     
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    A couple of my favorite movies are Pure Country (George Strait) and To Sir with Love (OK, so not homesteading, but I like it!!) :)
     
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    :haha: nan!


    Hey you guys made me remember 'Sarah Plain And Tall'...and then there is a conclusion too.

    Green_Alien, I haven't seen 'Lonesome Dove' in years!
    I should have spent this slow boring day watching it. I love those long 2 part western films.
    Another with Robert Preston comes to mind...Chisolm?

    Thanx y'all!
     
  19. amelia

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    How 'bout "The Education of Little Tree?" It's the story of a half-Indian boy who goes to live with his grandparents in their cabin in the Smoky Mountains and about what these gentle down-to-earth people teach him about life and its simplicity.

    Also, "Seven Alone." The quintessential homesteading movie: Family sets out from a going-nowhere dustbowl in the midwest to set up a homestead in the Oregon Country. Many adventures along the way, including the death of both parents, leaving the seven children, headed by a strong-willed teenager, to get them there.

    I second "Heartland." It's a true classic. Probably a more accurate portrayal of the life of single women homesteaders than one would want to believe.

    For a good reality homesteading series, I enjoyed both the Frontier House series (PBS) and the Canadian counterpart, Pioneer Quest. Both were true-life documentaries that followed modern-day couples and families through a year-long experiment living as pioneers. Frontier House was set in Minnesota, I think, and featured three families--two of them with children. Pioneer Quest followed two couples and was set in Manitoba.

    Where's Dawndra? She's good at these things.
     
  20. ozarkyehti

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    appjulie....


    My Side Of The Mountain....
    The movie is not as good as the book by Jean Craighead George.
    I was given that book to read when I was in 5th grade to do a book report.

    Well, I have read it almost every year since then, and I am now 44 years old male. I even saw it at the bookstore in hardback for it's silver anniversary and bought it. ( If I really like a book, and want it in my library, I try to find it in hard back...always last longer)

    Not movies but, if your looking for really good books to read, try Stephanie Grace Whitsons series. They are books about life in the 1800's or so...Try the "The Prairie Winds Series and " The Keepsake Legacies Series" and she is coming out with new ones all the time. Many of the charachters in her books are actually names of people in her family.

    Like..
    "Nora's Ribbon Memories"..Nora was her mother.
    " Karyn's Memory Box"... Karyn is her neice.

    How do I know so much about her?

    8 - 10 of her books are in my library, persoanlly signed by the author.

    She was up for an Dove Award in Christian writing.

    Oh, I guess I should tell you that I am playing a little favoritism tword her because she is my Aunt.

    Her website is www.stephaniegracewhitson.com

    I'm sure if you love "Little House On The Prarie" stuff, you will love her.