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American Flyers (1985)

The threat of a terminal genetic condition sparks the reconciliation of two brothers (Kevin Costner and David Grant) during America's toughest bicycle race in...

American Gigolo (1980)

When John Travolta dropped out of American Gigolo everyone said he was ruining his career.  But Travolta took a walk and Richard Gere stepped into his...

American Pop (1981)

American Pop is the animated story of a Russian Jewish immigrant family of musicians whose careers parallel the history of American popular music in...

American Werewolf In London (1981)

The archetypal wolf fable, An American Werewolf in London overshadowed equally good The Howling (1981) with Oscar-winning SFX and its classic man-to-wolf transformation. Two American students, David Kessler (David Naughton)...

Amityville II: The Possession (1982)

A "prequel" to the 1979 hit finds another family falling prey to supernatural forces at the infamous Long Island home. A patchy, somewhat tiresome,...

Amityville III: the Demon (Amityville 3-D) (1984)

After exposing a pair of phoney spiritualists based in the notorious Long Island town, journalist Tony Roberts laughs at the legend and moves into...

An American Tail (1986)

Seeking to dethrone Disney as the king of animated features, a young mouse named Fievel roared into cinemas in 1986's An American Tail. Former Disney animator...

Android (1982)

In an isolated space station in the year 2036, Max 404 - an almost-human robot - learns that he is to be shut down...

Angel Heart (1987)

The hardboiled 1940s private-eye movie tradition goes south in director Alan Parker’s outlandish thriller, slipping its metropolitan moorings amid a world of sin, superstition...

Annie (1982)

"Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you tomorrow, it's only a day away!" Famed cartoon strip character, star of radio and Broadway, Little Orphan Annie came to...

Another Country (1984)

Not every schoolboy at Eton becomes a Russian spy like Guy Burgess. Why, then, did this celebrated defector turn against his crown and country...

Any Which Way You Can (1980)

This sequel to Every Which Way But Loose (1979) typifies the kind of lightweight, disposable comic vehicles that paid Clint Eastwood's rent in the late...

Apartment Zero (1988)

A serial killer is loose in Buenos Aires - could he be the mysterious tenant who comes to share Adrian's apartment? Look away, all those...

Apology (1986)

An above-average made-for-cable chiller that makes some telling points about the nature of voyeurism. Lesley Ann Warren plays an avant-garde artist in search of inspiration...

Armed and Dangerous (1986)

When an ex-cop and an inept lawyer join forces as security guards, they don't exactly strike fear into the hearts of LA's bad guys...

Arthur (1981)

Arthur is a weak, spineless, noisy little creep, who also happens to be a midget, a millionaire, and an alcoholic, and who cannot be...

Arthur 2 : On the Rocks (1988)

The perpetually intoxicated millionaire must find work after losing his fortune to his ex-fiancée's vengeful father. This sequel is no match for the effervescent 1981...

At Close Range (1986)

A father, involved in murder and other vile activities, introduces his sons to a life of crime. This peculiar movie, based on an actual...

Atlantic City (1980)

A sweet and flaky movie about an assortment of down-and-outs. Lou (Burt Lancaster) is an ageing gangster who's scratching out a living doing some small-time...

Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)

This Second World War drama was based on French director Louis Malle's own childhood experiences. In Nazi-occupied France a 12-year-old boy is sent to a strict...

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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...