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From the Past

Films on the to-do list

  • Armageddon Time
  • Black Widow
  • Chimes at Midnight
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • Last Christmas
  • Remember Sunday
  • Shazam! 2
  • Thor: Love and Thunder
  • Spy Guys

An A-Z summary of everything Sam Neill has ever been in

If you’ve ever wanted a very short summary of everything Sam Neill has ever been in, this is it! Not every single thing, I admit, but I’m working on that! 🙂

And by this, I would like to wish the man a very happy birthday! Happy birthday, Mr. Neill, hope you have a great one, with plenty of that fabulous wine of yours, and may your orchards prosper! (And no more of them earthquakes we read about hitting the South Island!)

Ah, sweet fangirly wallpaper!

An A-Z summary of everything Sam Neill has ever been in*
* according to IMDb

  • A Cry in the Dark (1988) Sam in shorts. With a camera.
  • Angel (2007) Sam as a literary agent.
  • Attack Force Z (1982) Sam in a canoe.
  • Bicentennial Man (1999) Sam with robot.
  • Blood of Others, the (1984) Sam as a nazi.
  • Brush-Off, the (2004) Sam directed.
  • Children of the Revolution (1996) Sam is a communist.
  • Cinema of Unease: A Personal Journey by Sam Neill (1995) Sam in New Zealand.
  • Country Life (1994) Sam in a barn.
  • Crusoe (2008-2009) Sam AND Sean Bean in period clothing!
  • Daybreakers (2009) Sam with fangs!
  • Dead Calm (1989) Sam on a boat.
  • Dean Spanley (2008) Sam was a dog. 🙂
  • Death in Brunswick (1991) Sam is a cook.
  • Dirty Deeds (2002) Sam takes bribes.
  • Dish, the (2000) Sam with radio telescope.
  • Doctor Zhivago (2002) Sam as a cradlesnatcher.
  • Enigma (1983) Sam in a fur hat.
  • Event Horizon (1997) Sam is scary.
  • Family Pictures (1993) Sam with autistic child.
  • Fever (1991) Sam in a bar.
  • For Love Alone (1986) Sam is not Hugo Weaving.
  • Forgotten Silver (1995) Sam makes stuff up.
  • Framed (2002) Sam in a swimming pool.
  • From a Far Country (1981) Sam as a priest.
  • Good Wife, the (1987) Sam is stalked.
  • Happy Town (2010) Sam is cancelled before the show has had a chance to proove itself. 🙁
  • Horse Whisperer, the (1998) Sam and horses.
  • Hostage (1993) Sam in Argentina.
  • Hunt for Red October, the (1990) Sam in a submarine.
  • In Cold Blood (1996) Sam is a baptist.
  • In the Mouth of Madness (1995) Sam is fictional.
  • Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant, the (2005) Sam in charge of convicts.
  • Irresistible (2006) Sam with paranoid wife.
  • Ivanhoe (1982) Sam in chainmail.
  • Jessica (2004) Sam is drunk.
  • Journalist, the (1979) Sam at a newspaper.
  • Jungle Book, the (1994) Sam on an elephant.
  • Jurassic Park (1993) Sam and dinosaurs.
  • Jurassic Park III (2001) Sam in a hat.
  • Kane & Abel (1985) Sam is rich.
  • Leap of Faith (1988) Sam is based on a true story.
  • Little Fish (2005) Sam on drugs.
  • Magic Pudding, the (2000) Sam as a penguin.
  • Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) Sam as the bad guy.
  • Merlin (1998) Sam is magical and GETS THE GIRL!
  • Merlin’s Apprentice (2006) Sam is magical, again, but with a less magical script.
  • Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (1999) Sam on Hawaii.
  • My Brilliant Career (1979) Sam on a horse.
  • My Mother Frank (2000) Sam at uni.
  • Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981) Sam as the Antichrist.
  • One Against the Wind (1991) Sam in the RAF.
  • Perfect Strangers (2003) Sam in a freezer.
  • Piano, the (1993) Sexually frustrated Sam.
  • Plenty (1985) Sam with a parachute.
  • Possession (1981) Sam has a demonic girlfriend.
  • Rainbow Warrior, the (1992) Sam and Greenpeace.
  • Reilly: The Ace of Spies (1983) Sam is spying.
  • Restoration (1995) Sam in a wig.
  • Robbery Under Arms (1985) Sam is a cowboy.
  • Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000) Sam and slaves.
  • Shadow of China (1990) Sam does a cameo.
  • Simpsons, the – Homer the Vigilante (1994) Sam in a cartoon.
  • Sirens (1994) Sam as a painter.
  • Skin (2008) Sam is racist.
  • Sleeping Dogs (1977) Sam is a rebel.
  • Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997) Sam in a fairytale.
  • Space (2001) Sam talks astronomy.
  • Stiff (2004) Sam in a meat factory.
  • Submerged (2001) Sam plays the ukulele.
  • Sweet Revenge (1998) Sam tied up in bed!
  • The Games (1998) Sam is a CEO.
  • To the Ends of the Earth (2005) Sam is controversial on a ship.
  • Triangle, the (2005) Sam in a mirror.
  • Tudors, the (2007) Sam in history.
  • Until the End of the World (1991) Sam in apocalyptic scifi. (I think – still need to watch this!)
  • Victory (1995) Sam is kinda gay.
  • Wimbledon (2004) Sam as a tennis dad.
  • Yes (2004) Sam in rhyme.
  • Young Ramsay (1980) Sam is a guest star.
  • Zookeeper, the (2001) Sam in a zoo.

Productions of which I haven’t got any sort of a clue about (yet), sadly*
* but will update this post to include as soon as I do! 🙂

  • Amerika (1987)
  • Ashes (1975)
  • Dragon Pearl, the (2011)
  • I Am You (2009)
  • Ice (2010)
  • Iron Road (2009)
  • Just Out of Reach (1979)
  • La révolution française (1989)
  • Landfall (1975)
  • Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (2010)
  • Leunig Animated (2002)
  • Leunig: How Democracy Actually Works (2002)
  • Lucinda Brayford (1980)
  • Strong Medicine (1986)
  • Sullivans, the (1976)
  • Telepathy (2010)
  • Two Twisted (2006)
  • Under the Mountain (2009)


An easily distracted and over-excited introvert who never learns to go to bed at a reasonable time. Enjoys traveling (when there's not a plague on), and taking photos of European architecture. Cares for cats, good coffee and Boardwalk Empire. A child of her time, she did media studies in school and still can't decide what she wants to be when she grows up.

2 thoughts on “An A-Z summary of everything Sam Neill has ever been in

  1. “Amerika” was a miniseries that aired on American television in 1987. The Soviet Union wins the cold war and occupies the United States. I believe Sam played the Russian who was in charge and Kris Kristofferson played the President of the United States. (My mom and I watched it because I was into Sam Neil and she was into Kristofferson.) Strangest moment – watching the Russians execute the members of Congress in the Capitol building. As far as I remember the series only aired the one time, and after the fall of the Berlin Wall and then the USSR itself it became impossible to air again, which is a shame because I thought it was really good.

  2. Ooh, that sounds fascinating actually. Thanks! 🙂 Must dig up those VHS tapes I got off eBay years ago and finally get around to watch them.

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