*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...

Babe (1995)

This Australian family comedy - based on British farmer turned teacher and author Dick King-Smith's book The Sheep-Pig - came out of nowhere to enchant millions...

Babes in Toyland (1961)

Victor Herbert's operetta Babes in Toyland brought classic Mother Goose characters together through story and song. The opera had already been brought to the silver screen once...

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 19th-century French servant...

Baby Blue Marine (1976)

Jan-Michael Vincent stars as Marion "Hedge" Hedgepeth - a trainee in Marine boot camp in 1943. He's a member of the idiot squad, the...

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 Doll (1956)

One of the best of Tennessee Williams's steamy southern dramas about mendacity under the magnolias, this rare, seldom-revived movie classic is a welcome treasure. Shot...

Baby Love (1968)

A dripping tap grows into a raging gush over the opening credits. The bath is about to overflow but Diana Dors is busy applying...

Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes (1974)

Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes is ostensibly about Pasha (Paul Harris), a crime lord who runs a numbers racket. Yet like many...

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,...

Baby, The (1973)

Ann Gentry (Anjanette Comer), a social worker who recently lost her husband in an accident, investigates the strange Wadsworth family - the frequently inebriated...

Babysitter, The (1995)

Beautiful high-school student Jennifer starts babysitting for the wealthy Tucker family, only to inspire the fantasies of the alcoholic father and arouse jealousy in...

Bachelor of Hearts (1958)

Young German exchange student Wolf Hauser (Hardy Kruger) comes to university at Cambridge to study maths and has trouble dealing with amusing stereotypes of...

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' likeable 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 a...

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 (Michael J Fox) is sent back to 1955 in eccentric scientist Dr Emmett Brown's time-travelling DeLorean, he must successfully get his...

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,...

Back To The Future: Part III (1990)

Director Robert Zemeckis's blockbusting trilogy went slightly off the rails with the second segment, but it got right back on track (literally) with this...

Backbeat (1994)

The early days of The Beatles when the yet-to-be-fab four were chasing fame and fräuleins in the grimy basement clubs of Hamburg, Germany, provide...

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