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Avenging Angel (1984)

This sequel to Angel (1984) has former teen hooker Molly "Angel" Stewart (now played by Betsy Russell replacing winsome Donna Wilkes, star of the...

Babette’s Feast (1987)

Gabriel Axel's Danish film - and 1987's Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film - is an Isak Dinesen tale about a French servant (beautifully,...

Baby Boom (1987)

Diane Keaton is J.C. Wiatt, the quintessential Ms. magazine career girl - married to her job, working twelve hours a day, making six figures a year,...

Baby, It’s You! (1983)

An absorbing, highly charged, teenage romance by writer-director John Sayles. The emotional story of star-crossed young lovers stumbles over occasional holes in the plot,...

Bachelor Party (1985)

Patchy comedy about a wild party for a soon-to-be-married young man played with moderate charm by Tom Hanks. Aside from Hanks' likable presence, the film...

Back To School (1986)

Middle-aged Thornton Melon (Rodney Dangerfield) is the poster boy for self-made millionaires. He’s taken his immigrant father’s humble tailor shop and turned it into an...

Back To The Beach (1987)

It's hard to imagine who Lyndall Hobbs thought would love her parody of early sixties beach movies like How To Stuff A Wild Bikini (1965) and Beach Blanket...

Back To The Future (1985)

When Marty McFly is sent back to 1955 in Doc Brown's time-travelling De Lorean, he must successfully get his parents to fall in love....

Back To The Future, Part II (1989)

Doc Brown's time machine works its magic once more in this merry sequel to Back To The Future. Barely back to 1985 after his original jaunt,...

Bad Boys (1983)

Here he comes face to face with his victim's vengeful brother and has to fight for survival. Littered with violence (a revenge rape, shootings, fights)...

Bad Taste (1987)

An Alien Investigation and Defence team are dispatched to hunt down some extra-terrestrial aliens who have depopulated a small town, using the humans as...

Bad Timing (1980)

Bad Timing is seen in flashback after a traumatic incident sends young American girl Milena Flaherty (Theresa Russell) to an emergency room in Vienna...

Bagdad Cafe (1988)

Bagdad Cafe was the first American film made by German director Percy Adlon. Casting his German star, the flamboyantly overweight Marianne Sägebrecht to lead an...

Barfly (1987)

An autobiographical account of Henry Chinaski - a booze-soaked poet-writer (Charles Bukowski wrote the screenplay based on his experiences) with Mickey Rourke in the...

Basket Case (1982)

This gore-drenched, gutter-trash classic is one of the key horror movies of the 1980s. It tells the bizarre story of the Bradley brothers - normal...

Batman (1989)

1989 Box Office receipts in the USA totalled a record five billion dollars; Batman, Tim Burton's incredibly over-hyped adaptation of the DC comic, accounted for...

Battle Beyond The Stars (1980)

The peace-loving inhabitants of the small planet Akir are threatened by a genetically deficient and vicious band of marauders led by the evil Sador...

Battletruck (1982)

A world after the 21st-century oil wars - with energy at a premium, a global fuel shortage and the Earth's food and resources running...

Beat Street (1984)

Although it trades in such 1980s phenomena as breakdancing, rapping and graffiti, this exploitative teen pic proves only that the "puttin' on a show"...

Beetlejuice (1988)

Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis play Barbara and Adam Maitland - a young married couple who die in a car accident and return to...

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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...