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Glen or Glenda (1953)

Psychiatrist Dr. Alton narrates two stories: one of a transvestite (Glen) who secretly dresses as a woman (Glenda) but is afraid to tell his fiancée, Barbara; the other of a pseudo-hermaphrodite (Alan) who fights in World...

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

Director James Foley, working with a highly resonant screenplay by David Mamet, here brings a palpable cinematic tension to what could have become a dry, theatrical piece. Rarely moving outside the Chicago real-estate office where four...

Glenn Miller Story, The (1954)

The Glenn Miller Story is one of the most touching and durable of all Hollywood musical biopics thanks to a convincing, three-dimensional performance by Jimmy Stewart as the beloved bandleader whose smoothly swinging style was as...

Glory Guys, The (1965)

There are flashes of genius in this 1965 Western, loosely based on events leading up to Custer's Last Stand, and written for the screen by a young Sam Peckinpah. Captain Demas Harrod (Tom Tryon) is assigned...

Go Ask Alice (1973)

In the made-for-TV movie landscape of the 70s, Go Ask Alice was IT. Jamie Smith-Jackson became the blueprint for teen girlhood after the ABC movie, one of the first (and still the best) of the kids-getting-into-drugs-at-school genre was...

Go for a Take (1972)

An above-average British comedy of its time, Go For A Take runs along the lines of a Norman Wisdom romp, giving the rubber-faced Reg Varney the opportunity to run amok through a film studio as a submarine...

Go to Blazes (1962)

Three ambitious but unsuccessful bank robbers - Bernard (Dave King), Alfie (Norman Rossington and tame toff Harry (Daniel Massey) - buy an old fire engine to use as a getaway vehicle, knowing that all traffic...

Go-Between, The (1971)

Summer 1900: Queen Victoria's last and the summer Leo (Dominic Guard) turns 13. He's the guest of Marcus (Richard Gibson), a wealthy classmate, at a grand home in rural Norfolk. Leo is befriended by Marian (Julie...

Go-Go Big Beat (1965)

Although promoted in cinemas as a feature film, Go-Go Big Beat was actually made up of three shorter documentaries: Swinging UK, UK Swings Again and Mods and Rockers. The first two were 26-minute jukebox shorts - directed by Frank Gilpin...

Go, Johnny, Go (1959)

Jimmy Clanton stars as Johnny Melody, a poor orphan boy who makes it big through a talent search held by Alan Freed. The hardships, ironies and humour en route to the big time are supposed to provide...

God Told Me To (1976)

New Yorkers commit a series of motiveless murders - a sniper shoots a dozen people from a water tower; a father murders his entire family; a cop opens fire during a St. Patrick's Day parade...

Godfather, The (1972)

On the basis of the first hundred pages of The Godfather, Mario Puzo was paid $80,000 to finish the novel. By the time the film was ready, the novel had sold a million copies in hardback and...

Godfather: Part II, The (1974)

Relieved of the need to be faithful to Mario Puzo's novel, Director Francis Ford Coppola embarked on a sequel with an unusual theme - crime as capitalism. This follow-up to the hugely successful Godfather (1972) used extensive flashbacks...

Godfather: Part III, The (1990)

New York, 1979: Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) - diabetic and pushing 60 - wants out of his criminal empire in a search for respectability. But it's difficult to break with the family tradition. This third and...

Gods Must Be Crazy, The (1984)

What do you mean, you never heard of Botswana? It's an African territory. It's got the Kalahari Desert. It's even got a one-man movie industry named Jamie Uys. This odd little movie was made in 1979...

Godspell (1973)

A rock gospel according to Saint Matthew, David Greene's Godspell was derived from the successful stage show which debuted off-Broadway in 1971. Play and screenplay author John Tebelak failed to realise that updating the story of the...

Godzilla (1998)

When a Japanese vessel is sunk in the South Pacific and enormous footprints are discovered in Panama, a team of scientists is brought in to investigate. But radiation expert Niko Tatopoulos (Matthew Broderick) has his own...

Golden Disc, The (1958)

Young pop composer Harry Blair (Canadian Lee Patterson) and singer Joan Farmer (Mary Steele, who was married to director Don Sharp) open a coffee bar, bankrolled by their trendy Aunt Sarah (Linda Gray). They are joined...

Golden Voyage Of Sinbad, The (1973)

Famed sea captain and adventurer Sinbad (John Phillip Law) journeys to the lost continent of Lemuria - accompanied by the deposed Vizier of Marabia (Douglas Wilmer) who hides his scarred features behind a mask, shopkeeper's...

Goldeneye (1995)

Pierce Brosnan makes his 007 debut by bringing a refreshing dash of dynamism, humour and self-mocking jingoism back to the classic formula. Named after the house in Jamaica of Bond’s creator, Ian Fleming, Goldeneye finds the ageless secret agent...

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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 block of flats (817 East 8th Street) - where an unscrupulous...

10 (1979)

George Webber (Dudley Moore) is doing very well. He is a successful composer with a great house up in the hills above Los Angeles, a Rolls Royce and Julie Andrews for a girlfriend. But then one...

10 Rillington Place (1971)

Based on Ludovic Kennedy’s 1961 non-fiction book of the same name, this film was a sombre, articulate, and chilling dramatisation of the infamous murders in London when John Reginald Christie - a mild-mannered psychotic mass...

100 Rifles (1969)

Lawman Lydecker (played by former Cleveland Browns Hall of Famer Jim Brown) and Yaqui Joe (an Indian bank robber played by Burt Reynolds) join forces with a female revolutionary (guess who) to help save Mexican Indians from...

101 Dalmatians (1961)

This full-length cartoon from the Walt Disney studios is a beautifully animated version of Dodie Smith's classic children's tale. The adorable spotty dogs of the title, and a host of other animals, cause havoc in London...

101 Dalmatians (1996)

Disney updated its classic animated tale with this live-action version starring a deliciously over-the-top Glenn Close as the infamous villain Cruella De Vil, the rich bitch who wants to turn loads of cuddly little dalmatian...