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Behemoth The Sea Monster (1959)

The monster with the biblical name took the form of Palaeosaurus - and not only had the prehistoric monster become radioactive through atomic tests,...

Bedtime Story (1964)

Marlon Brando and David Niven play two rival con men on the French Riviera who try to trick TV soap star Shirley Jones out...

Basket Case (1982)

This gore-drenched, gutter-trash classic is one of the key horror movies of the 1980s. It tells the bizarre story of the Bradley brothers - normal...

Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)

Wayne's World (1992) heroes Wayne and Garth may have won at the box office, but Bill and Ted remain the original and best dudes. This...

Big Knife, The (1955)

An intelligent, haunting film full of wonderful performances, particularly from Jack Palance (never better) and Rod Steiger as, respectively, the movie star Charles Castle,...

Bride of Re-Animator (1989)

Having absconded to Peru with fellow doctor Dan Cain to continue his experiments under the cover of being a medical volunteer, Dr Herbert West...

Bonzo Goes To College (1952)

Sequel to Bedtime For Bonzo (1951).

Battle of the Bulge (1965)

This truly spectacular war epic is almost on a par with Patton (1970), though its original widescreen impact is sorely diminished when shown on TV. Based...

Benny & Joon (1993)

Mechanic Benny (Aidan Quinn) has devoted his life to taking care of his younger mentally ill sister Joon (Mary Stuart Masterson). When their part-time housekeeper...

Bride Of The Monster (1955)

Rumours abound about what may go on at a creepy mansion just out of town. The house is owned by Dr. Eric Vornoff who is...

Bullet to Beijing (1995)

Thirty years after the film of Len Deighton's novel The Ipcress File (1965), Michael Caine resurrects his British spy Harry Palmer, first pitched as an...

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

It's ironic that this sequel to the blockbuster that initiated the disaster movie cycle should effectively finish off the genre and the career of...

Blue Lamp, The (1950)

When veteran London policeman George Dixon (Jack Warner) is shot trying to arrest a couple of crooks, new recruit Andy Mitchell (Jimmy Hanley) takes...

Because They’re Young (1960)

The theme tune of this movie is simply magnificent, played by twangy-guitar ace Duane Eddy, and it rightly outlived this little Columbia teenage angst...

Bitter Harvest (1963)

Having broken into Disney films in the late 1950s, Janet Munro suffered from typecasting for much of her tragically brief career (she died at...

Blindman (1971)

Blindman (Tony Anthony) goes to Mexico to rescue fifty girls from their kidnapper, Domingo (Lloyd Battista), and his sadistic sister, Sweet Mama (Magda Konopka). Blindman Tony...

Billy Jack (1971)

Billy Jack is a half-Indian Vietnam war veteran. Damaged by the war he now spends his time roaming the Arizona desert. Circumstances lead to him...

Big Sky, The (1952)

In Howard Hawks's The Big Sky, Kirk Douglas and Dewey Martin are fur traders in the 1830s, journeying up the Missouri river into Blackfoot country...

Big Sleep, The (1978)

An ITC/ATV movie, directed by Michael Winner and based on the Raymond Chandler novel with Oliver Reed starring as Eddie Mars, a Small-time gangster...

Big Wednesday (1978)

Quentin Tarantino once said that surfers don't deserve Big Wednesday. Perhaps this was a hangover from his days working in a California video shop where...

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Man with the Golden Gun, The (1974)

A golden bullet arrives in London, with 007′s number engraved on it, the trademark of Francisco Scaramanga (Christopher Lee), an assassin who charges $1...

Patton (1970)

Franklin J Schaffner's complex study of the "red-blooded" American General was co-written by Francis Coppola and managed at once to be intimate (the opening...

Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)

Never has song been used so poignantly as in this painful, yet curiously fond recollection of postwar Liverpool from director Terence Davies. Davies draws on...

Skidoo (1968)

Imagine the following cast in a single film: Jackie Gleason, Carol Channing, Frankie Avalon, Frank Gorshin, John Phillip Law, Peter Lawford, Burgess Meredith, George...

National Lampoon’s European Vacation (1985)

Co-scripted by teen-pic maestro John Hughes (The Breakfast Club), this politically incorrect comedy from director Amy Heckerling should be dismissed without hesitation. But there is...

Brigadoon (1954)

While grouse shooting in Scotland, Americans Tommy (Gene Kelly) and Jeff (Van Johnson) lose their way in the mist. When it clears they find...

Au Pair Girls, The (1974)

Veteran director Val Guest decided in the early 1970s to venture into the then popular market of sex comedies, and having watched Danish box-office...