Jabberwocky (1977)

Inspired by the seven-verse nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll, Terry Gilliam's directorial debut feature is an uneven mix of medieval tomfoolery and crude Monty...

Jack (1996)

In Big (1988), Tom Hanks played a boy in the body of a man. This comedy-drama repeats the trick by casting Robin Williams as a...

Jack Frost (1997)

With no pretension to anything other than the basest Z-movie thrills, this tale of a wise-cracking homicidal snowman is not to be confused with the Michael...

Jackie Brown (1997)

"AK-47. The very best there is. When you absolutely, positively got to kill every motherfucker in the room, accept no substitutes". Imaginatively dragging Elmore Leonard's...

Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

Jacob’s Ladder is a horror movie as an ethereal journey. Most of the film takes place in the spiritual world reenvisioned as the concrete...

Jailhouse Rock (1957)

This is Elvis Presley's glorious third movie, after Love Me Tender (1956) and Loving You (1957), when the snarl and talent were, for once, harnessed to...

Jane and the Lost City (1987)

Norman Pett's Jane comic strip originally appeared in the Daily Mirror from December 1932 to October 1959 featuring the misadventures of a hapless heroine...

Jason and The Argonauts (1963)

Three million dollars were spent on Jason and the Argonauts, mainly on the 'Dynamation 90' special effects created by Ray Harryhausen - and it was...

Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)

In this 1993 addition to the Friday the 13th franchise (although New Line Cinema did not have the rights to the name "Friday the 13th", hence...

Jaws (1975)

"You're gonna need a bigger boat!" Summertime in Martha’s Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts: Breaking away from a hippie beach party, a young woman...

Jaws 2 (1978)

Three years after those infamous shark attacks, another great white swims into police chief Brody's Amity resort town in this shameless sequel that's a...

Jaws 3-D (1983)

Called simply Jaws 3 for television and stripped of the one gimmick (3-D) that made it - arguably - acceptable in theatres, this hapless...

Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

Amity has not suffered a shark attack in years, but the fears of Ellen Brody (Lorraine Gary) - the widow of Sheriff Brody -...

Jazz Singer, The (1980)

Neil Diamond made his 'acting' debut as a cantor's son who just wants to sing. While Diamond had been one of the best pop singers...

Je T’Aime, Je T’Aime (1968)

Returning to the subjects of lapsing time and unreliable memory that had informed all his earlier features, Alain Resnais harnessed that old sci-fi standby,...

Jeremiah Johnson (1972)

Robert Redford plays Johnson, the former soldier of the title who becomes a mountain-trapper in Utah in the 1850s after the Mexican-American war, surviving...

Jerk, The (1979)

Adopting behaviour patterns reminiscent of Jerry Lewis in his heyday, comedian Steve Martin bulldozed his way through The Jerk, an uneven comedy whose hit-and-miss approach...

Jerry Maguire (1996)

"You had me at 'Hello'" After a sudden realisation of his moral vacuousness as a sports agent in charge of 72 clients, Jerry Maguire writes...

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

Director Norman Jewison took the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera out to Israeli desert locations to film an unconventional movie musical version of...

Jesus Trip, The (1971)

A group of bikers and their girlfriends are stopped at the border by police who discover heroin in their tyres - which has actually...

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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...
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