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Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)

Thomas Harris's best-seller paralysed readers with emotions more profound than terror, and so does Jonathan Demme's faithful film adaptation, with an incredibly brilliant screenplay...

Silencers, The (1966)

The Silencers is a quintessential 1960s spy spoof, the first (and best) of four colourful Matt Helm features, with debonair "Rat Pack" member Dean Martin cleverly...

Silent Movie (1976)

In a (virtually) dialogue-free movie, Mel Brooks plays film director Mel Funn, who plans to make a modern-day silent movie in an attempt to...

Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

Billy becomes afraid of Santa Claus and the coming of Christmas after his parents are murdered by someone dressed as Santa. He is sent to...

Silent Running (1971)

Set in the year 2008 (when 2008 was actually the future!), Silent Running revolves around a giant American Airlines Space Freighter called Valley Forge. The ship is one...

Silkwood (1983)

On 13 November 1974, Karen Silkwood, a 28-year-old employee of the Kerr-McGee plutonium plant near Crescent, Oklahoma, died mysteriously in an automobile accident. She was...

Silver Dream Racer (1980)

Garage mechanic and racing enthusiast Nick Freeman (David Essex) inherits his dead brother's revolutionary new prototype bike and sets out to prove it can...

Silver Lode (1954)

In this gripping Western, John Payne stars as Dan Ballard, a respected and well-liked rancher in the small town where he has lived for...

Silver Streak (1976)

George Caldwell (Gene Wilder) is an overworked and exhausted publisher who boards a train from Los Angeles to Chicago. As the journey progresses, he witnesses...

Silverado (1985)

There are some major credibility issues in this pretentious New Wave Western by Lawrence (The Big Chill) Kasdan . . . If you can buy...

Sing Boy Sing (1958)

A young pop singer (Tommy Sands) is exploited by his agent. The boy comes to realise this and vows to give up his career. His...

Singin’ In The Rain (1952)

Before 1952, Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen, and Arthur Freed had made some great films. Kelly made his mark with his "man on the street" choreography...

Single White Female (1992)

Bridget Fonda plays Allie Jones, a New York career girl with a fabulously spacious apartment who advertises for a roommate to cure her depression...

Sirens (1993)

A repressed British couple, Anthony and Estella Campion, become inexorably intoxicated by the sultry air surrounding artist Norman Lindsay and his bevy of naked...

Sister Act (1992)

Ghost (1990) may have won Whoopi Goldberg an Oscar, but it was this comedy (directed by Emile Ardolino of Dirty Dancing fame) that turned her...

Six Degrees of Separation (1993)

Fact-based drama about a con man who poses as the renowned actor Sidney Poitier's son to make his way up the ladder of New...

Sixteen Candles (1983)

American teenager Samantha (Molly Ringwald) is despondent that her entire family has forgotten her sixteenth birthday, so caught up are they in the wedding...

Sixth Sense, The (1999)

8-year-old Cole (Haley Joel Osment) confesses to his shrink: "I see dead people". But what do the lost souls of the world want from...

Skateboard (1978)

For enthusiasts only, Skateboard was an exploitation quickie that cashed in on the current skateboard craze and told the story of down-and-out theatrical agent Manny Bloom (Allen...

Skatetown USA (1979)

Stan (Greg Bradford, who did nothing before or after this movie) is a street skater who visits the roller disco with his sister Susan...