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M*A*S*H (1970)

During the Korean War, anarchic surgeons Hawkeye (Donald Sutherland) and Trapper John (Elliott Gould) raise havoc at a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (M*A*S*H) in Robert Altman's Oscar-winning satire. Though highly skilled and deeply dedicated, they adopt...

Mac and Me (1988)

Basically a 95-minute advertisement for McDonalds and Coca-Cola with a plot stolen from E.T. (1982), Mac and Me concerns wheelchair-bound adolescent Michael (Jonathan Ward) who moves to a new city and finds himself meeting up with a...

MacArthur (1977)

Envisioned as a successor to the Oscar-winning military biography Patton (1970), this solid biography of the controversial World War II general suffered from sins of omission rather than commission. Dealing with General Douglas MacArthur's career from his...

Mack, The (1973)

One of the most popular of all the blaxploitation movies, this followed in the bloody wake of Shaft (1971) and, if anything, is even more violent. Small-time crook John "Goldie" Mickens (Max Julien) returns to the...

Mad Dog Morgan (1976)

Australia in the 1850s. Irishman Daniel Morgan (Dennis Hopper), like hundreds of other ex-patriots from the British Isles, has come to seek his fortune. There is a gold rush going on, and Morgan wants to...

Mad Max (1979)

Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson) is an Australian policeman of the not too distant future who drives the last of the V8 Interceptors, wears a leather jacket, totes a sawn-off shotgun and is a very hard...

Mad Max 2 (1981)

A thundering juggernaut of a movie and one of the few correct answers to the question, "name a sequel that surpasses the original". After the low-budget nihilism of the original movie, director George Miller moved up a...

Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

Another reason why Mel Gibson should quit while he’s ahead, franchise-wise. This is a poor follow-up to the previous two classics and a sadly unconvincing end to Gibson's Mad Max celluloid career. Civilisation is burned out, and so...

Mad Monster Party (1967)

This stop-motion animated Rankin Bass production stars the voices of Boris Karloff and Phyllis Diller and revolves around a party organised by Baron von Frankenstein on the occasion of his retirement as the head of...

Made (1972)

Although saddled with a perpetually grousing semi-invalid mother (Margery Mason) and an illegitimate child, Valerie Marshall (Carol White) toils cheerfully enough at the GPO telephone exchange. She knows what she has in life is not...

Made In Britain (1983)

From a fact-based screenplay by David Leland (Wish You Were Here) and directed by Alan Clarke (Scum), Made In Britain is a hard-hitting drama that received huge acclaim when it was first screened on ITV in 1983. Trevor...

Made In Heaven (1987)

"12,000 babies will be born in the United States today. Two will already have fallen in love". In Made in Heaven, Timothy Hutton plays a young guy in 1946 who's just been dumped by his girl and...

Madeleine (1950)

Madeleine is based on the true story of a trial that took place in 1857 when Glasgow socialite Madeleine Smith was accused of murdering her lover Pierre Emile L’Angelier. Actress Ann Todd was so captivated by...

Madhouse (1974)

Vincent Price plays Robert Toombes - a veteran horror actor famous for his long-running film role as Dr Death - a sinister horror villain who wears a skull-like mask. Toombes is about to marry Ellen Mason...

Madness of King George, The (1994)

After almost 30 years as king, George III has become increasingly eccentric, and is unpopular with his subjects, causing concern about his fitness to rule. Nigel Hawthorne gives an inspired, funny and deeply moving performance in...

Maggie, The (1954)

The Maggie is a tiny old puffer boat based on the River Clyde that is nearly ready for the scrap heap. In a last-ditch effort to come up with funds to save the old boat, Captain...

Magic (1978)

Failing magician Charles "Corky" Withers (Anthony Hopkins) suddenly hits the big time as a ventriloquist with a vulgar but outrageously funny dummy called Fats. The relationship between Corky and Fats is complex and deeply psychological,...

Magic Christian, The (1969)

Eccentric millionaire, Guy Grand (Peter Sellers) knows that most folk will do anything for money and sets out to prove it with the help of adopted hobo son, Youngman Grand (Ringo Starr), in this riotously...

Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart, The (1970)

For a time in the 1960s, Hollywood studios thought that all they had to do to tempt kids from the TV was to pack movies with "shocking" sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. But the moguls...

Magical Mystery Tour (1967)

This hour-long made-for-television film starring The Beatles first aired on BBC1 on 26 December 1967. Upon its initial showing, the public and critics attacked the movie the very next day, which kept it from being screened on...

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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...