Johnny Dangerously (1984)

"Organised crime has never been this disorganised!" This gangster parody set in 1935 charts the rise and fall of good-natured New York mobster Johnny Kelly...

Johnny Guitar (1954)

The melodrama of Johnny Guitar is so over-the-top that some will find it laughable. Others will fall under the spell of its hypnotic power. Joan Crawford plays...

Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

Director Robert Longo's turgid sci-fi thriller is based on William Gibson's cyberpunk short story. Keanu Reeves sleepwalks through the title role as a 21st-century hi-tech courier who...

Johnny You’re Wanted (1956)

A comedy thriller starring John Slater in the title role as a gormless lorry driver accused of murdering an attractive hitchhiker he picked up. He...

Jokers, The (1967)

Rich, roguish brothers David (Oliver Reed) and Michael (Michael Crawford) Tremayne scheme to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London for a...

Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973)

This 70s equivalent of Bridges of Madison County investigated the possibility that seagulls could do more than eat garbage and crap on your car at the...

Journey of Natty Gann, The (1985)

This Walt Disney production is a bittersweet tale about the friendship of a Depression-era waif and a domesticated wolf, recalling some of the lovable...

Journey To The Center Of The Earth (1959)

As any fan of science fiction can tell you, Jules Verne wrote many exciting novels. These epic tales usually focused on a journey to...

Joy Luck Club, The (1993)

Faithfully adapted from Amy Tan's bestselling book, director Wayne Wang's moving yet witty melodrama mixes the stories of four Chinese-born mothers with those of...

Jubilee (1978)

Derek Jarman's eulogy to punk is very much a product of the art school spirit of the time: incredibly pretentious and never dull. In the...

Judge Dredd (1995)

Star Wars (1977) meets Ben-Hur (1959) in director Danny Cannon's imaginatively over-the-top science-fiction rendering of the celebrated 2000 AD comic-strip hero. The year is 2139 AD and...

Juggernaut (1974)

"Signal to all vessels. Am experiencing difficulties of an extraordinary nature. Would appreciate assistance if our position can be reached by dawn tomorrow" This SOS,...

Jules et Jim (1962)

Director François Truffaut presents cinema's ultimate love triangle with Jeanne Moreau as the mercurial Catherine, the woman whom best friends and writers Jules (Oskar...

Julius Caesar (1970)

A not very well-known version - in comparison to the more famous Marlon Brando film of 1953 - of Shakespeare's play, made in Britain...

Jumanji (1995)

When two kids find a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can...

Jumping for Joy (1956)

Frankie Howerd was still best known as the headliner on radio's Variety Bandbox when he took his first real starring role in only his...

Jumping Jacks (1952)

Nightclub entertainer Hap Smith (Jerry Lewis) has a new act since his former partner Chick Allen (Dean Martin) joined the army, with lovely new...

Jungle Book, The (1967)

Mowgli, a young orphan boy, is found abandoned in the jungle and is raised by a pack of wolves in this classic Disney animated...

Jurassic Park (1993)

Steven Spielberg's dinosaur thriller grossed over $900 million worldwide, demonstrating once again the director's uncanny insight into what the public - especially the young...

Just For Fun (1963)

The Prime Minister (Richard Vernon) is angling for the youth vote but (stupidly) cutting the amount of pop music on television. Teenagers decide to reject...

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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...