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Jabberwocky (1977)

Inspired by the Lewis Carroll poem, Terry Gilliam's debut feature is an uneven mix of medieval tomfoolery and crude Monty Python humour. Fellow Python Michael...

Jack (1996)

In Big (1988), Tom Hanks played a boy in the body of a man. This comedy drama repeats the trick by casting Robin Williams as...

Jack Frost (1997)

With no pretension to anything other than the basest Z-movie thrills, this tale of a wise-cracking homicidal snowman is not to be confused with the Michael...

Jackie Brown (1997)

"AK-47. The very best there is. When you absolutely, positively got to kill every motherfucker in the room, accept no substitutes". Imaginatively dragging Elmore Leonard's...

Jailhouse Rock (1957)

This is Elvis Presley's glorious third movie, after Love Me Tender (1956) and Loving You (1957), when the snarl and talent were, for once, harnessed to...

Jason and The Argonauts (1963)

Three million dollars were spent on Jason and the Argonauts, mainly on the 'Dynamation 90' special effects created by Ray Harryhausen - and it was...

Jaws (1975)

Martha’s Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts, summertime. Breaking away from a hippie beach party, a young woman flirtatiously dashes along the sand, a...

Jaws 2 (1978)

Three years after those infamous shark attacks, another great white swims into police chief Martin Brody's Amity resort town in this shameless sequel that's...

Jaws 3-D (1983)

Called Jaws III for television and stripped of the one gimmick (3-D) that made it - arguably - acceptable in theatres, this hapless opus...

Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

Amity has not suffered a shark attack in years, but the fears of widow Ellen Brody (Lorraine Gary) resurface when her younger son is...

Jazz Singer, The (1980)

Neil Diamond made his 'acting' debut as a cantor's son who just wants to sing. While Diamond had been one of the best pop singers...

Je T’Aime, Je T’Aime (1968)

Returning to the subjects of lapsing time and unreliable memory that had informed all his earlier features, Alain Resnais harnessed that old sci-fi standby,...

Jerk, The (1979)

Adopting behaviour patterns reminiscent of Jerry Lewis in his heyday, comedian Steve Martin bulldozed his way through The Jerk, an uneven comedy whose hit-and-miss approach...

Jerry Maguire (1996)

"You had me at 'Hello'" After a sudden realisation of his moral vacuousness as a sports agent in charge of 72 clients, Jerry Maguire writes...

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

Director Norman Jewison took the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera out to Israeli desert locations to film an unconventional movie musical version of...

Jesus Trip, The (1971)

A group of bikers and their girlfriends are stopped at the border by police who discover heroin in their tyres - which has actually...

Jewel Of The Nile (1985)

This spirited sequel to Romancing The Stone (1984) had Jack Colton (Michael Douglas) once again doing his very best Indiana Jones impersonation alongside romance novelist Joan...

JFK (1991)

Oliver Stone's massive, three-hour JFK is powerful, compelling, brilliantly written and directed, superbly acted by a stellar cast of luminaries with courage and conviction, and one...

Joe (1970)

Director John G Avildsen's violent "bigot-versus-counterculture" parable is very much a product of its conservative times, but its implausibility is tempered by strong performances. Peter...

Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)

Tom Hanks is a working stiff named Joe whose doctor (Robert Stack) tells him he only has a short time to live. Hearing the news,...