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Adventures Of Milo & Otis, The (1986)

Ever-curious ginger kitten Milo and his new farmyard friend, faithful puppy Otis, stray far and wide when a raging river sweeps them away from...

Aerobicide(1986)

A psychopathic nutter is killing the members of a 1980s gym/fitness club called "Rhonda's Workout". . . armed with a giant safety pin. This cross...

After Hours (1985)

Do you have days when nothing goes right? when you feel disoriented, when everything around you is strange and you seem to be living...

Against All Odds (1984)

A thick, incoherent plot trips up this steamy melodrama about a fading football player (Jeff Bridges) sent to track down the runaway mistress (Rachel...

Agnes of God (1985)

Based on a true incident, Agnes of God tells of the tragic events surrounding the birth of a baby in a Catholic convent of cloistered nuns. The...

Airplane (Flying High) (1980)

The tail of a plane slices through dark clouds like a shark fin breaking through the moonlit surf in Jaws . . . and so begins...

Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

Ken Finkleman - writer of Grease 2 (1982) -  wrote and directed this sequel to the hilarious 1980 film, Airplane!, retaining most of the characters from the original movie. After...

Akira (1988)

Akira begins as it means to go on - with a nuclear explosion that devastates Tokyo. It ends with pretty much the same, augmented by the...

Alamo Bay (1985)

A young Vietnamese refugee arrives in the small Texan shrimp-fishing community of Port Alamo to find work. But resentment from the locals is high,...

Alice (1988)

Having previously visited Lewis Carroll in Jabberwocky (1977), Czech surrealist animator and director Jan Svankmajer made his feature bow with this distinctive adaptation, which...

Alien Nation (1989)

Long before Mandy Patinkin became an endearingly obnoxious doctor in Chicago Hope, he was a mottle-headed space creature in Alien Nation. He sensibly chose not to...

Aliens (1986)

"Get away from her, you bitch!" Director James Cameron's sequel to Ridley Scott's original 1979 outer space nightmare sees Sigourney Weaver return as Ripley. She is found...

All Of Me (1984)

In Steve Martin's fourth collaboration with Carl Reiner, Martin plays an idealistic lawyer, half of whose body is possessed by the spirit of Lily...

All The Right Moves (1983)

Ambitious high-school football player, Stef Djordjevic (Tom Cruise) and his girlfriend (Lea Thompson) dream of winning the college scholarships that will enable them to leave their...

Alligator (1980)

Sleazy pet store owner Luke Gutchel (Sydney Lassick) has been dog-snatching puppies for the illegal research experiments of unscrupulous pharmaceutical executive Slade (Dean Jagger). A...

Allnighter, The (1987)

It is graduation time at California's surf-side Pacifica College - the culmination of four years of sun, sea, surf and occasional study. Before donning their caps and gowns,...

Alphabet City (1984)

A drug dealer decides to give up his life of crime when the gangsters he works for order him to burn down the tenement...

Altered States (1980)

William Hurt made his film debut in this sci-fi/horror flick, playing Dr Eddie Jessup, a college professor who conducts experiments with hallucinogenic drugs and...

Amadeus (1984)

Amadeus had all the markings of a pretentious little art film - After all, how could a biography of Mozart not seem dull? But nothing...

Amazon Women On The Moon (1987)

Five directors contributed to this scattershot collection of bawdy sketches satirising everything from dating to late-night TV via B-grade sci-fi movies and advertising. The anthology...

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*Batteries Not Included (1987)

The presence of the distinguished Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy makes this saccharine-sodden retread of Cocoon (1985) worth watching. They play residents of a doomed New York...

18 Again! (1988)

After an accident, 81-year-old Jack Watson (George Burns) find his birthday wish to be young again comes true, and his mind switches into the body of...

1984 (1984)

Based on the novel by George Orwell and set in the totalitarian future state of Oceania, this is the story of citizen Winston Smith...

2010 (1984)

Dazzling special effects and fancy space hardware dominate this follow-up to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Yet, there's no feeling of awe, mystery or imagination...

48 Hours (1982)

48 Hours is a Clint Eastwood movie without Clint Eastwood in it. Instead, it's got Nick Nolte, looking puffy and out of shape, as a...

52 Pickup (1986)

Elmore Leonard's clever screenplay and John Frankenheimer's staccato direction work effectively to bring about this chilling crime drama with colourful heroes and villains. Roy Scheider...

84 Charing Cross Road (1987)

84 Charing Cross Road is a true story in which Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins give distinguished performances as two strangers on opposite sides of...

9½ Weeks (1986)

The title is a reference to the duration of the relationship between self-absorbed yuppie Wall Street shark John (Mickey Rourke) and smart, divorced Soho...