Barbarella (1967)

The year is 40,000 AD. Peacefully floating around in zero-gravity - and taking her clothes off to what sounds like Herb Alpert and his...

Barefoot Contessa, The (1954)

The surface appeal of The Barefoot Contessa is obvious: Ava Gardner at her most glamorous as the rags-to-riches star Maria Vargas alongside Humphrey Bogart at his...

Barefoot Executive, The (1971)

In Disney's The Barefoot Executive, a chimpanzee becomes head of programming at a TV station (insert your own joke here). A young Kurt Russell, already...

Barefoot In The Park (1967)

Neil Simon's sometimes hilarious Broadway play about a newlywed couple coping with life in New York City holds up nicely on the big screen...

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...

Bargee, The (1964)

"The Casanova of the canals" The Bargee follows the misadventures of womanising barge worker Hemel Pike (Harry H. Corbett), making his living travelling the waterways of...

Barry Lyndon (1975)

Master director Stanley Kubrick turned to the 18th-century novel by William Makepeace Thackeray for this costume drama about an Irish rogue who climbs to...

Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (1975)

Watching Barry McKenzie Holds His Own today it's difficult to believe that as a kid I was allowed to show this movie at my high school. The...

Basic Instinct (1992)

Basic Instinct is a gimmicky thriller about a lesbian ice-pick killer on the rampage in San Francisco, although the plot is as illogical as 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 (1966)

With the instant popularity of the campy 1960's Batman TV series, 20th Century Fox decided a big-screen adventure was in order. The plots were still ludicrous and...

Batman (1989)

American cinema box office receipts in 1989 totalled a record five billion dollars - Batman, Tim Burton's incredibly over-hyped adaptation of the DC comic,...

Batman & Robin (1997)

The movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr Freeze ("you ah not sendink ME to der cooler!") which killed the Batman series for a decade . ....

Batman Forever (1995)

Unlike the Tim Burton pictures, the Batman concept is treated here as a joke. The very first deadpan line from Batman (now a dead-faced Val...

Batman Returns (1992)

Batman Returns pits the Dark Knight of Gotham City against a new gang of villainous fiends. Oswald Cobblepot (Danny De Vito) - alias The Penguin - is a...

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...

Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

The final (and weakest) picture in the superb five-part Planet Of The Apes series, Battle centres on a war that will decide who will finally dominate...

Battle in Outer Space (1959)

In 1965 bizarre phenomena cause disasters all over the world. The United Nations traces the destructive acts to alien forces called Natalians. At the Japanese...

Battle Of Britain, The (1969)

The air is thick with screen stars and 27 restored Spitfires flown by genuine WWII veterans defending Britain from the rampant Luftwaffe in the...

Battle of the Bulge (1965)

This truly spectacular war epic is almost on a par with Patton (1970), though its original widescreen impact is sorely diminished when shown on TV. Based...

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