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L-Shaped Room, The (1962)

French girl Jane Fosset (Leslie Caron), who is expecting an illegitimate baby, comes to live in a seedy boarding house in the shabby Notting Hill district of London and gets involved with Toby (Tom Bell),...

L.A. Confidential (1997)

This sparkling adaptation of James Ellroy’s novel touches on countless pieces of old Tinseltown lore: the Robert Mitchum marijuana bust, a supposed brothel of Veronica Lake lookalikes, and a notorious level of LAPD collusion with...

La Bamba (1987)

Very traditional Hollywood biopic covering the rise to fame of Ritchie Valens, the Mexican-born rock star whose eight months of success were cut short when he took a fateful plane ride with Buddy Holly in...

La Dolce Vita (1959)

La Dolce Vita ("The Sweet Life") is a study of crippling boredom, leading to artistic paralysis and loose sexual morals, played out against the decadence of post-war Roman cafe society. Federico Fellini's imagination runs riot with a...

La Strada (1954)

La Strada is Frederico Fellini's fourth film and the one that made his international reputation. Starring Anthony Quinn as Zampanò the Strongman and the director's wife, Giulietta Masina, as the waif Gelsomina, it is a story of...

Labyrinth (1986)

When a teenage girl (Jennifer Connelly) discovers her little baby brother has been kidnapped by David Bowie (er . . . by the Goblin King who is played by David Bowie that is), she enters...

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)

Filmed in 1981, released in 1982, but almost impossible to see ever since, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains caught the tail-end of the punk boom with an unusual degree of gritty authenticity. A cult favourite (of course),...

Ladies Man, The (1961)

Mrs Wellonmellon (Helen Traubel) hires Herbert H. Heebert (Jerry Lewis) to work as a handyman and general dogsbody around her boarding house for young women. Herbert is emotionally scarred having recently been dumped by his girlfriend...

Ladies Who Do (1964)

Peggy Mount plays Mrs Cragg - a cleaner who stumbles upon some sensitive commercial information which she innocently passes to "The Colonel" (Robert Morley) - a retired army officer living in very reduced circumstances and...

Lady and The Tramp (1955)

Walt Disney's first full-length cartoon in Cinemascope is a triumph for all ages. The story of a romance between a dainty, well-bred cocker spaniel named Lady and a mutt named Tramp whom she meets during a...

Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1981)

Written in 1928, D H Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover had only been available, unexpurgated, in Britain since Penguin Books' famous 1960 obscenity trial at the Old Bailey. But it wasn't until 1981 that somebody had the bright idea...

Lady Cocoa (1975)

Shot in four weeks and directed by Matt Climber (Jayne Mansfield's husband at the time of her tragic death), Lady Cocoa starred Lola Falana in the title role who is released from a Nevada prison...

Lady Frankenstein (1971)

By the early 1970s, Hammer were ramping up the sex and violence in their gothic horrors, but they could never go this far! Lady Frankenstein sidelines both the Baron (Joseph Cotten) and the creature, with his daughter...

Lady Godiva Rides Again (1951)

Pretty Marjorie Clark (Pauline Stroud) - whose parents run the local corner shop - wins a beauty competition in her Midlands town and finds herself in a Festival of Britain procession in Coventry as Lady...

Ladyhawke (1985)

Seeing this movie in the 1980s as a young man was to fall in love with Michelle Pfeiffer. And just as she is still one of the great screen beauties, Ladyhawke holds up well with age. The Medieval...

Ladykillers, The (1955)

A wonderful Ealing comedy with a great performance by British actress Katie Johnson, then well into her seventies, who plays Louisa Wilberforce - an old lady whose innocence is more than a match for a...

Lair Of The White Worm, The (1988)

Nude nuns, lesbian catfights and snake-cult rituals; what else could this be but a Ken Russell fantasy sextravaganza? In the Peak District, a reptile skull is found in the grounds of a building looked after by...

Land of the Minotaur (1976)

Private investigator Milo (Kostas Karagiorgis billed as Costa Skouras) and priest Father Roche (Donald Pleasence) begin a search for a number of young tourists and archaeology students who go missing from a Greek village. It...

Land That Time Forgot, The (1975)

A British supply ship is sunk by a German submarine in 1916 during World War I. The survivors - seven men and a girl, conveniently led by American submarine expert Bowen Tyler (Doug McClure) - are...

Landlord, The (1970)

An upwardly mobile businessman buys a run-down apartment block in an ethnic part of New York, intending to demolish it and redevelop the site. But news of the tenants' predicaments causes him to have a...

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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...