They show classic movies on the version of Cinemax I get in Vietnam. The other day I watched a movie starring Gregory Peck called Behold a Pale Horse. It was a black and white film starring Peck, Anthony Quinn and Omar Sharrif. I love watching these old films, because they have nothing but the story to them. Most of the movie takes place in a small room in Pau where Peck, a Spanish rebel and bandit, debates whether to go back to Spain to see his dying mother. The movie relies heavily on the story and acting for entertainment. That's why I like to watch these old black and white films, because I like the stories, it makes me feel like I'm reading Hemingway.
The types of movies I get on cable here fall into one of three categories. They are either big-name new releases, old classics and b-movies, or straight to cable movies which no one has ever heard of. One example of the latter could be a movie named Mall, where a group of people are trapped in a flooding mall with an escaped serial killer trying steal some huge amount of money hidden in a mall vault. I've seen this movie more than once. Mostly, I wonder how movies like this get funding. When I do watch tv, I watch the oldies or the Discovery channel.