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*Batteries Not Included (1987)

The presence of the distinguished Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy makes this saccharine-sodden retread of Cocoon (1985) worth watching. They play residents of a doomed New York...

A Bridge Too Far (1977)

It seems as if an entire regiment of movie notables appears in this $26 million epic based on Cornelius Ryan's bestseller about a disastrous...

Babe (1995)

This Australian family comedy, based on Dick King-Smith's book The Sheep-Pig, came out of nowhere to enchant millions around the world, converting many small...

Babes in Toyland (1961)

Victor Herbert's operetta Babes in Toyland brought classic Mother Goose characters together through story and song. The opera had already been brought to the silver screen once...

Babette’s Feast (1987)

Gabriel Axel's Danish film - and 1987's Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film - is an Isak Dinesen tale about a French servant (beautifully,...

Baby Boom (1987)

Diane Keaton is J.C. Wiatt, the quintessential Ms. magazine career girl - married to her job, working twelve hours a day, making six figures a year,...

Baby Doll (1956)

One of the best of Tennessee Williams's steamy southern dramas about mendacity under the magnolias, this rare, seldom-revived movie classic is a welcome treasure. The...

Baby Love (1968)

A dripping tap grows into a raging gush over the opening credits. The bath is about to overflow but Diana Dors is busy applying...

Baby, It’s You! (1983)

An absorbing, highly charged, teenage romance by writer-director John Sayles. The emotional story of star-crossed young lovers stumbles over occasional holes in the plot,...

Baby, The (1973)

Ann Gentry, a social worker who recently lost her husband, investigates the strange Wadsworth family - mother, two grown daughters (Germaine and Alba) and...

Babysitter, The (1995)

Beautiful high-school student Jennifer starts baby-sitting for the wealthy Tucker family, only to inspire the fantasies of the alcoholic father and arouse jealousy in...

Bachelor Party (1985)

Patchy comedy about a wild party for a soon-to-be-married young man played with moderate charm by Tom Hanks. Aside from Hanks' likable presence, the film...

Back To School (1986)

Middle-aged Thornton Melon (Rodney Dangerfield) is the poster boy for self-made millionaires. He’s taken his immigrant father’s humble tailor shop and turned it into an...

Back To The Beach (1987)

It's hard to imagine who Lyndall Hobbs thought would love her parody of early sixties beach movies like How To Stuff A Wild Bikini (1965) and Beach Blanket...

Back To The Future (1985)

When Marty McFly is sent back to 1955 in Doc Brown's time-travelling De Lorean, he must successfully get his parents to fall in love....

Back To The Future, Part II (1989)

Doc Brown's time machine works its magic once more in this merry sequel to Back To The Future. Barely back to 1985 after his original jaunt,...

Back To The Future: Part 3 (1990)

Director Robert Zemeckis's blockbusting trilogy went slightly off the rails with the second segment, but it got right back on track (literally) with this...

Backbeat (1994)

The early days of The Beatles in Hamburg provide a colourful backdrop for the story of Stuart Sutcliffe (Stephen Dorff), the original Beatles bassist...

Backdraft (1991)

Conceived as an expensive look at the lives of firefighters, something burned up in the process between script and final cut. In the ashes,...

Bad and the Beautiful, The (1952)

Still the best Hollywood-on-Hollywood movie, The Bad and The Beautiful is loosely based on the career of David O. Selznick, detouring to take in a few...

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*Batteries Not Included (1987)

The presence of the distinguished Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy makes this saccharine-sodden retread of Cocoon (1985) worth watching. They play residents of a doomed New York...

10 (1979)

George Webber (Dudley Moore) is a composer facing a midlife crisis. He escapes the headaches (and toothaches) of Los Angeles to the beaches of...

10 Rillington Place (1971)

Based on Ludovic Kennedy’s 1961 non-fiction book of the same name, this film was a sombre, articulate, and chilling dramatisation of the infamous murders...

100 Rifles (1969)

Lawman Lydecker (played by former Cleveland Browns Hall of Famer Jim Brown) and Yaqui Joe (an Indian bank robber played by Burt Reynolds) join forces with...

101 Dalmatians (1961)

This full-length cartoon from the Walt Disney studios is a beautifully animated version of Dodie Smith's classic children's tale. The adorable spotty dogs of the...

101 Dalmatians (1996)

Disney updated its classic animated tale with this live-action version starring a deliciously over-the-top Glenn Close (pictured at right) as infamous villain Cruella De...

10th Victim, The (1965)

Famous now as one of the inspirations for Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (Ursula Andress wore the first bullet-firing bra as sported by...

11 Harrow House (1974)

A nonchalant young American merchant, Howard R. Chesser (Charles Grodin), travels to London on one of his frequent trips to 11 Harrowhouse; the offices of...