Army of Darkness: Evil Dead III (1993)

In this sequel to the Evil Dead films - The Evil Dead (1981) and Dead By Dawn (1987) - a discount-store employee ("Name's Ash....

As Good As It Gets (1997)

Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) is a bitter, homophobic bigot suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder. He insults everyone, lives alone, and writes trashy novels for a living. The staff...

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

It's swinging 1967. The vicious though childish Dr Evil (Myers) - who has failed to kill his arch-enemy, British secret agent Austin Powers (also...

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

When its predecessor, Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery, was released in 1997 nobody took much notice initially, but the often puerile comedy went on...

Avengers, The (1998)

The cult 1960s TV series gets royally shafted by Hollywood in this stunningly designed blockbuster that's stunningly awful in every other department. Ralph Fiennes and...

Awakenings (1990)

This true story is adapted from a 1973 book by Dr Oliver Sacks, a clinical neurologist who in a New York hospital in 1969...

Babe (1995)

This Australian family comedy - based on Dick King-Smith's book The Sheep-Pig - came out of nowhere to enchant millions around the world, converting many...

Babysitter, The (1995)

Beautiful high-school student Jennifer starts babysitting for the wealthy Tucker family, only to inspire the fantasies of the alcoholic father and arouse jealousy in...

Back To The Future: Part 3 (1990)

Director Robert Zemeckis's blockbusting trilogy went slightly off the rails with the second segment, but it got right back on track (literally) with this...

Backbeat (1994)

The early days of The Beatles when the yet-to-be-fab four were chasing fame and fräuleins in the grimy basement clubs of Hamburg, Germany, provide...

Backdraft (1991)

Conceived as an expensive look at the lives of firefighters, something burned up in the process between script and final cut. In the ashes,...

Bad Boy Bubby (1993)

As a rule, Hollywood portrays the mentally disabled as quaint, likeable, quirky and entirely benign people who occasionally say the wisest things. No wait,...

Bad Lieutenant (1992)

Sodom here is the New York City of blood-splattered car hijacks and crack dens. Drugs, alcohol, spiralling debt and religious visitations are sending an NYPD...

Barb Wire (1996)

Once upon a time, comic book films were not always expected to be sophisticated works of classy entertainment. Still, Barb Wire is totally inept and inert. Busting...

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...

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...

Being John Malkovich (1999)

When unfortunate street puppeteer Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) starts a job at a Manhattan firm he discovers a small door hidden behind a filing...

Benny & Joon (1993)

Mechanic Benny (Aidan Quinn) has devoted his life to taking care of his younger mentally ill sister Joon (Mary Stuart Masterson). When their part-time housekeeper...

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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 a composer facing a midlife crisis. He escapes the headaches (and toothaches) of Los Angeles to the beaches of...

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...