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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...

10th Victim, The (1965)

Famous now as one of the inspirations for Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (Ursula Andress wore the first bullet-firing bra as sported by the "fembots"), director Elio Petri's erratically engrossing science-fiction thriller has a...

11 Harrow House (1974)

A nonchalant young American diamond merchant, Howard R. Chesser (Charles Grodin), travels to London on one of his frequent trips to 11 Harrowhouse; the offices of the world’s largest clearinghouse for diamonds. Joining Howard is his girlfriend,...

12 Angry Men (1957)

12 Angry Men is the most probing, incisive, and penetrating look into the hearts and minds of a jury that has ever been filmed. Sidney Lumet made his film directing debut with this sensitive and absorbing 1957...

12 Monkeys (1995)

The year is 2035 and an unknown virus has wiped out most of humanity. The few survivors live in a grim subterranean city beneath Philadelphia. Haunted by a vision from the past, convict James Cole (Bruce Willis) is...

12 To The Moon (1960)

A lightweight dollop of sci-fi, 12 To The Moon dispatched a dozen passengers of both sexes and several nationalities to the Moon. The twelve members of the first multi-national expedition to the lunar surface discover subterranean Moon Men,...

13 Ghosts (1960)

Reclusive and eccentric occultist Dr Zorba has died and left his eerie, ramshackle mansion to his penniless museum curator nephew Cyrus Zorba (Donald Woods) and his family - wife Hilda (Rosemary DeCamp), pretty daughter Medea...

13 West Street (1962)

Mild-mannered aeronautical engineer Walt Sherill (Alan Ladd) is brutally attacked and injured by a gang of well-dressed teenage thugs but is unable to supply sufficient information to enable the patient Sergeant Koleski (Rod Steiger) to...

14, The (1973)

Set against the backdrop of a rundown terraced street in London’s East End that’s been earmarked for redevelopment, actor/director David Hemmings’ gritty urban drama follows 17-year-old Reg (Jack Wild), the eldest of 14 orphaned children,...

1776 (1972)

The Second Continental Congress - which eventually declared America's independence from Britain in 1776 - was a group of men sitting in a stuffy room in Philadelphia, arguing over details of policy. For six years! Not...

18 Again! (1988)

After an accident, 81-year-old Jack Watson (George Burns) find his birthday wish to be young again comes true, and his mind switches into the body of his 18-year-old grandson, David (Charlie Schlatter). Burns did the majority...

1941 (1979)

1941 is a stupid farce based on a stupid idea: What would have happened if, after bombing Pearl Harbor, the Japanese had gone on to attack Hollywood? It is the premise of this picture that the Americans...

1984 (1955)

Produced in England, Michael Anderson's 1955 version of George Orwell's dystopian novel is set in a futuristic 1984 and remains faithful to its source, concentrating on the possibility of love and humanity in a totalitarian...

1984 (1984)

Based on the dystopian novel by George Orwell and set in the totalitarian future state of Oceania, this is the story of citizen Winston Smith (John Hurt), a lowly outer party functionary who lives in...

20 Million Miles To Earth (1957)

A spaceship returning from the first manned space flight to Venus crashes near Sicily, releasing a fast-growing reptilian beast that rampages through Rome in one of animation master Ray Harryhausen's best fantasy films, and his own...

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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...