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F.T.A. (1971)

The makers of this documentary claimed the title stood for "Free the Army" or even, bearing in mind the project's collaborative nature, "Free Theatre...

Fabulous Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The (1979)

A clever animated fable about the titular Baron who lives in a castle and delights in entertaining his friends with tall stories of derring-do. When the...

Face Off (1997)

In director John Woo's over-the-top blockbuster, Nicolas Cage plays Castor Troy, a lunatic terrorist who, having planted a bomb somewhere in LA, is put...

Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

Based on the 1960 novel of the same name by author Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 is an insightful study of our society and the fears of...

Fair Game (1986)

A young woman running a wildlife sanctuary in the Australian outback comes into confrontation with three kangaroo hunters. Bored with killing kangaroos, they decide to...

Falcon and The Snowman, The (1985)

This convoluted spy thriller stars Timothy Hutton as a college dropout who obtains US secrets and, with his drug-addicted buddy Sean Penn, passes them...

Fall of the Roman Empire, The (1964)

Although superbly filmed in 70mm, The Fall of the Roman Empire feels cynical compared to the bombastic emphasis on scale and spectacle employed by...

Falling Down (1993)

Falling Down, a powerful and disturbing study of one ordinary man's descent into insanity fuelled by urban stress, does not have a happy ending. It...

Fame (1980)

Fame was essentially an excuse for lots of limbs and leotards, and catchy music such as the title track sung by Irene Cara. A new school...

Family Jewels, The (1965)

Nine-year-old Donna Peyton (Donna Butterworth) is orphaned when her father dies and leaves her with a $30 million fortune. Her late father's attorney explains that...

Family Way, The (1966)

This overlooked gem of 1960s film-making is a beautiful, bittersweet story of newlyweds Jenny (Hayley Mills in her first adult role) and Arthur (newcomer Hywel...

Fanny Hill (1983)

Although considerably classier than Russ Meyer's 1964 version, this is still a disappointingly bawdy dramatisation of John Cleland's 1749 erotic classic. Director Gerry O'Hara sets...

Fantastic Planet (1973)

This remarkable animated French/Czech science-fiction fantasy - conceived by Roland Topor and René Laloux - is set in a bleak future, in which the human race...

Fantastic Voyage (1966)

A defecting Russian scientist narrowly escapes an attack by Russian spies. Injured in the escape, the scientist suffers a potentially fatal blood clot in...

Far From The Madding Crowd (1967)

An overlong and somewhat plodding screen treatment of Thomas Hardy's novel about a beautiful English farm girl who affects the lives of three men. John...

Fargo (1996)

The Coen brothers (director/writer Joel and producer/writer Ethan) are on top form with this quirky, unconventional, comedy-tinged crime thriller set in snowy Minnesota. Car salesman Jerry Lundegaard...

Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

Author Cameron Crowe based Fast Times at Ridgemont High on his real-life observations when he returned to high school at the age of 22. The resulting movie...

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)

The film opens on vertical audio patterns oscillating in sync with an over-stimulated narrator pontificating about the violent nature of the female gender and the...

Fastest Guitar Alive, The (1966)

As Confederate army officer Johnny Banner, Roy Orbison sported a six-string that converted with James Bond-like speed into a rifle to fight off marauding...

Fatal Attraction (1987)

Michael Douglas made two films in 1987 that hit a nerve and captured the prevailing respective cultural sentiments of "Greed is good" and "Sex...