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All You Need Is Cash (The Rutles) (1978)

Starting out as a two-minute sketch on Idle's post-Monty Python comedy show, Rutland Weekend Television, The Rutles took on a life of their own when Saturday...

Aloha, Bobby and Rose (1975)

After making an impact with his role in George Lucas's American Graffiti (1973), Paul Le Mat starred in this crime melodrama from director Floyd Mutrux. Bobby...

Alvin Purple (1973)

"The problem is, I just can’t seem to avoid sex.” This amiable sex farce follows the exploits of a young Australian man (Graeme Blundell) who...

Alvin Rides Again (1974)

This feeble sequel to 70s Australian sex comedy Alvin Purple (1973) has the irresistible young Alvin (Graeme Blundell) grinning and baring all as he switches places...

Amazing Mr Blunden, The (1972)

Director Lionel Jeffries adapted this follow-up to The Railway Children (1970) from an Antonia Barber novel entitled The Ghosts. A near-destitute widowed mother, Mrs Allen...

American Graffiti (1973)

Four California teenagers get a final, nostalgic glimpse of innocence before facing college and life in general in 1962 in this spot-on portrait of...

American Hot Wax (1978)

"This is Alan Freed  . . . and this is rock'n'roll." With these words, the young hearts of New York beat fast as the celebrated radio...

Americathon (1979)

  Despite a talented, eclectic cast and an inspired premise - the United States is now so poor it has to stage a telethon to...

Amityville Horror, The (1979)

The Amityville Horror is of course not the only horror film to inspire a collection of truly terrible sequels (eight in total), but it's easy...

And Justice For All (1979)

A scruffy and idealistic lawyer (Pacino) fights corruption and favouritism in the American judicial system during a controversial rape case. Tangling with a tyrannical judge...

And Now For Something Completely Different (1971)

The stars of Monty Python's Flying Circus, Britain's latter-day version of the Marx Brothers, present a series of rip-roaring, rib-tickling sketches drawn from their television...

And Soon The Darkness (1970)

A cycling holiday in France turns into a nightmare for Jane and Cathy - two young nurses - after a chance meeting with an...

Andromeda Strain, The (1971)

Penned by science thriller guru Michael Crichton - a former doctor himself - there's no glossing over technical detail in 1971's The Andromeda Strain. At...

Andy Warhol’s Dracula (1974)

This is Andy Warhol's version of Dracula. The count needs some virgin (pronounced weer-gin) blood to survive, and apparently Romania is fresh out of...

Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein (1973)

In Andy Warhol's gory adaptation of the Mary Shelley classic, Baron Frankenstein (Udo Kier with a strong German accent) is working - with his...

Angel Unchained (1970)

Don Stroud plays Angel, a biker who tires of gang life and decides to quit it all. He turns up in a small prejudiced town...

Angels Hard as They Come (1971)

Scott Glenn plays Long John, a biker who gets invited with fellow members of The Angels bike gang, Juicer (Don Carrera) and Monk (James...

Animal House (1978)

Rude and crude, rough and ready, sometimes revolting but essentially innocent in a raunchy undergraduate kind of way - This was the original frat...

Annie Hall (1977)

Woody Allen sub-titled Annie Hall "A Nervous Romance", and it is certainly that. It's a very touching, sweet and funny exploration of male/female relationships based on...

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Speaking in retrospect about his 1979 film, director Francis Ford Coppola once said, "Apocalypse Now is not about Vietnam, it is Vietnam." Coppola was referring to the immense difficulty and...

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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...

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...

1941 (1979)

1941 is a stupid farce based on a stupid idea: What would have happened if, after bombing Pearl Harbor, the Japanese had gone on to...

200 Motels (1971)

Taking a leaf out of the cute anarchy of A Hard Day's Night (1964), directors Frank Zappa and Tony Palmer invest Zappa's own music (performed...

2069: A Sex Odyssey (1974)

Disguised as the French Olympic ski team, a squad of beautiful, sensuous women from Venus come to Earth to carry sperm back to their...

40 Carats (1973)

After a brief holiday romance in Greece, Ann Stanley (a woman of 40) finds romance with 20-year-old Peter Latham in this comedy drama. Ann does...

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...