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Primary Colors (1998)

After five years of movies featuring surrogate Bill Clintons ranging from benevolent (Dave, The American President) to vengeful (Air Force One) to malignant (Absolute...

Pride and The Passion, The (1957)

This starry, over-inflated and expensive ($5 million) movie, set in Spain, was adapted from C.S. Forester's The Gun, about a guerrilla band dragging a massive...

President’s Analyst, The (1967)

It may seem dated today, but this clever satire was the ultimate hip trip back in the Swinging Sixties, and it is still very,...

Powaqqatsi (1988)

Having censured the old world order for allowing itself to be enslaved by modern technology in Koyaanisqatsi (1983), director Godfrey Reggio condemns it for the...

Planet Of The Apes (1968)

Long before Star Wars (1977) this was the ultimate sci-fi movie. A world turned upside down where apes ruled the roost and humans were used for medical experiments. The...

Postman Always Rings Twice, The (1981)

Drifter Frank Chambers gets a job at a roadside diner, where he worms his way into the affections of the owner's bored and unfulfilled...

Poseidon Adventure, The (1972)

Before Titanic (1997), there was Shelley Winters, who was the largest of the notable names on the manifest of the luxury liner Poseidon that is capsized by...

Portnoy’s Complaint (1972)

Based on the notorious 1969 novel by Philip Roth, Portnoy's Complaint tells the story of a young Jewish boy, overwhelmed with hang-ups, who recounts his often...

Porgy and Bess (1958)

Producer Samuel Goldwyn, one of the men who shaped Hollywood, bowed out at the age of 75 with this film version of the George...

Poor Cow (1967)

Ken Loach‘s first attempt to bring the social concerns and uncompromising style of his TV work – Up The Junction and Cathy Come Home – to the big...

Point Blank (1967)

Lee Marvin plays Walker, who is persuaded by an old friend to take part in robbing money from a criminal gang on the island...

Plunkett and Macleane (1999)

Set in the 18th Century, Plunkett and Macleane is the story of two notorious highwaymen based on real life characters. With Plunkett's brains and know-how and Macleane's...

Pleasure Seekers, The (1964)

Three American girls go on holiday to Madrid, each hoping to attract a suitable husband. A rare example of a successful movie remade by the...

Please Sir! (1971)

This comedy film, based on the popular television series, featured Mr Hedges (John Alderton) and other teachers taking 5C to a school camp in...

Play Misty For Me (1971)

California radio DJ Dave Garver (Clint Eastwood) gains a persistent fan (Jessica Walter) who repeatedly calls him up to play the song Misty. After they...

Play It Cool! (1962)

A young heiress on a whirlwind tour of London's nightclubs with a rock & roll band learns the truth about the disreputable pop singer...

Play It Again, Sam (1971)

Film critic Allan Felix (Woody Allen, who wrote both the screenplay and the 1969 play on which he based it) has been left by...

Player, The (1992)

This is the most irreverent, polished, cynical, tongue-in-jaw dossier on the insanity of the motion picture industry since Vincente Minnelli's The Bad and the Beautiful (1952). They...

Playbirds, The (1978)

The Playbirds was one of a series of films produced by David Sullivan, and its story takes place within a porn empire managed by an...

Plank, The (1967)

A joyously inventive British "silent" comedy from writer/director Eric Sykes about the misadventures of two builders trying to transport a wooden plank through a...

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Big Bounce, The (1969)

Ryan O'Neal makes his big screen debut as Jack Ryan, a Vietnam veteran and ex-con who loses his job as a cucumber picker on...

Abominable Dr Phibes, The (1971)

The Abominable Dr Phibes stars Vincent Price as a living corpse, seeking revenge on the nine medics who were in attendance when his wife (Caroline...

Solomon And Sheba (1959)

Solomon's rise to the throne enrages his more warlike brother while the queen of Sheba conspires with the Egyptians to bring about the downfall of...

Dragnet (1987)

When Los Angeles is confronted with a series of bizarre crimes, it is up to by-the-book cop Joe Friday and his unconventional new partner...

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...

Demon Seed (1977)

An unusual science fiction thriller, Donald Cammell's Demon Seed casts Julie Christie as child psychologist Susan Harris, whose marriage with her computer scientist husband, Alex (Fritz Weaver)...

I’m All Right Jack (1959)

Stanley Windrush (Ian Carmichael) is an enthusiastic young man who has just graduated from Oxford and now seeks a career in industry, much to...

Blaxploitation Movies

  After the civil rights victories of the previous decade, 70s America had realised how hip, happenin' and marketable the black image was. Hollywood saw major dollar signs,...