Performance (1970)

Chas (James Fox) is a psychotic East London gangster who murders his childhood friend and rival Joey in a scene all the more intense for the...

Permissive (1972)

The groupie phenomenon is captured with stark realism in this bleakly evocative film in which naive duffel-coated teen runaway Suzy (Maggie Stride) falls in with...

Personal Best (1982)

Hurdler Chris Cahill (Mariel Hemingway) and Pentathlete Tory Skinner (Patrice Donnelly) meet at the Olympic trials. They become lovers but then must compete against...

Personal Services (1987)

Christine Painter (Julie Walters) is a working-class single mother struggling to make ends meet who opens her own brothel with the aid of an...

Pet Sematary (1989)

In this morbid but compulsive horror, adapted by Stephen King from his own novel, the Creed family move to a new home in rural...

Pete’s Dragon (1977)

In New England in the early 20th century, Pete (Sean Marshall) is a nine-year-old orphan escaping from his brutal adoptive parents, the Gogans, with...

Peter Pan (1953)

Sir James M. Barrie's book Peter Pan was a long-time favourite of Walt Disney's, and the pioneering animator worked for years to bring it to Technicolor...

Petersen (1974)

Tony 'Jock' Petersen (Jack Thompson), an electrician and ex-Australian Rules footballer, decides in his 30's to go to university to study English. Married to Susie...

Petticoat Pirates (1961)

TV comic Charlie Drake again finds himself up a well-known creek without a script in his third tilt at movie stardom. This time, however, he's...

Petulia (1968)

The slow-moving story of a divorced doctor's relationship with a younger woman in San Francisco. Archie Bollen (George C. Scott) is a gifted and successful...

Phantasm (1978)

This low-budget independent horror-comedy, written and directed by Don Coscarelli, concerns shaggy-haired teenager Mike Pearson (Michael Baldwin) who lives with his older brother Jody...

Phantom Of The Paradise (1974)

Paul Williams (who also wrote the score), plays Swan, the ever-youthful head of Death Records, pledged to contract new souls for his satanic master. Swan's...

Phantom Tollbooth, The (1970)

Chuck Jones' adaptation of Norman Juster's famed children's book was his first feature film (and the first animated feature for MGM), but the animator...

Phase IV (1974)

Ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on desert inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl...

Phenomena (1985)

If Inferno (1980) is Dario Argento's most abstract assault, the underrated Phenomena (1985) - set in "Switzerland's Transylvania" - is by far his weirdest. Jennifer Connelly's psychic, Jennifer...

Phenomenon (1996)

A strange light in the sky gives small-town mechanic George Malley (John Travolta) paranormal powers in this feel-good sci-fi fable from director Jon Turteltaub. As...

Philadelphia (1993)

Tom Hanks, in the most artistically challenging and physically and emotionally punishing role of his career, plays Andy Beckett, a whiz-kid lawyer who is...

Phynx, The (1970)

A wonderfully bizarre cinematic nugget of the psychedelic era. The Phynx is the ultimate pre-fab pop group, created by a supercomputer called named M.O.T.H.A....

Piano , The (1993)

Ada (Holly Hunter) is a wilful mail-order bride who has, for some unexplained reason, been mute since the age of 6. When she arrives to...

Pickup on South Street (1953)

The film begins in the sticky heat of a New York subway train. Candy (Jean Peters), her bored face covered with a film of...

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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...