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Joey Boy (1965)

Featuring a legendary comedy line-up, Joey Boy charts the wartime misadventures of a gang of London spivs who decide that a tour of duty...

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...

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,...

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...

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 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...

Johnny Dangerously (1984)

"Organised crime has never been this disorganised!" This gangster parody set in 1935 charts the rise and fall of good-natured New York mobster Johnny Kelly - aka...

Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973)

This 70s equivalent of Bridges of Madison County investigated the possibility that seagulls could do more than eat garbage and crap on your car at the...

Jokers (1967)

Two rich, roguish brothers (Oliver Reed and Michael Crawford) scheme to steal the Crown Jewels for a lark, in this light-hearted caper comedy/drama. Thrills and...

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...

Journey To The Center Of The Earth (1959)

As any fan of science fiction can tell you, Jules Verne wrote many exciting novels. These epic tales usually focused on a journey to...

Johnny Guitar (1954)

The melodrama of Johnny Guitar is so over-the-top that some will find it laughable. Others will fall under the spell of its hypnotic power. Joan Crawford plays...

Jubilee (1978)

Derek Jarman's eulogy to punk is very much a product of the art school spirit of the time: incredibly pretentious and never dull. In the...

Juggernaut (1974)

Disaster movies were a big attraction in the Seventies. In this one, a bomb squad expert (Richard Harris) must defuse a bomb onboard a...

Jumping for Joy (1956)

Frankie Howerd was still best known as the headliner on radio's Variety Bandbox when he took his first real starring role in only his...

Jungle Book, The (1967)

Boy-cub Mowgli is befriended by Baloo, a lazy bear, in this classic Disney animated feature, (very) loosely based on Rudyard Kipling's stories. Mowgli is raised...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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Cry Rape (1973)

Helga Anders, Klaus Lowitsch, Arthur Braus - An innocent man is wrongly accused of a brutal crime and swears the real sex maniac is...

Ghoulies (1984)

Jonathan Graves (Peter Liapis) falls under the evil spell of his late occultist father, Malcolm (Michael Des Barres,) after moving into the family mansion, unleashing...

One, Two, Three (1961)

Billy Wilder’s madcap comedy takes place in a corporate, cold-war Berlin. James Cagney plays Mac, an American executive holed up in the west side and...

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...

A Shot In The Dark (1964)

The success of The Pink Panther  (1963) created a new comic favourite in the accident-prone form of Peter Sellers' Inspector Clouseau, so a sequel was inevitable. But this...

Captain Milkshake (1970)

Director Richard Crawford generated this profoundly-felt protest film about a young marine (Geoff Gage) on emergency leave from Vietnam falling in love with an...

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Paul Newman. Fifty eggs. One take. Very Cool Hand Luke. Newman takes the title role of Luke Jackson - a loner, sentenced to two years on...

Swinger, The (1966)

Completing director George Sidney's "trilogy" of cinematic love-letters to Ann-Margret - the other two being Viva Las Vegas  (1964) and Bye Bye Birdie (1963) - the storyline in The Swinger revolves...