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Quadrophenia (1979)

Director Franc Roddam conceived Quadrophenia as "a film about young people who had some freedom but no responsibilities". He need only have added "drugs, parkas and scooters" to paint it into England and the decade of peace, love...

Quatermass and the Pit (1967)

This is the most popular of the movies taken from Nigel Kneale's acclaimed BBC TV serial. During work on an extension to the London Underground system at Hobbs End, a strange object is unearthed. At first,...

Quatermass II (1957)

Hammer’s version of Nigel Kneale’s television series Quatermass II is a potent, low-budget rollercoaster ride through government conspiracies and alien invasions, set against the chilling backdrop of postwar new town paranoia. When scientist Professor Bernard Quatermass (Brian Donlevy)...

Quatermass Xperiment, The (1955)

This Hammer version of the 1953 television show features a hunt in London for the survivor of a rocket ship who is being transmuted from a human being into a monster capable of reproducing itself...

Queen Kong (1976)

A female film crew journeys to the jungle Island of Lazanga ("where they do the konga") where a giant ape, Queen Kong, falls in love with the crew's male star. Robin Askwith stars as wimpy hippy...

Queen of Outer Space (1958)

En route to Earth's orbiting space station in 1985, a spaceship with four astronauts aboard and led by Captain Patterson (Eric Fleming) is attacked and they awake after their spaceship crash lands. One of them, Professor...

Quiet Earth, The (1985)

Scientist Zac Hobson (Bruno Lawrence) awakes one morning to realise he may be the only person left alive on Earth. Left to wander through a deserted New Zealand landscape, Zac discovers that all life has...

Quiet Gun, The (1957)

Carl Brandon (Forrest Tucker) is the Sheriff of Laramie, a town full of busybodies who are outraged that his longtime friend, rancher Ralph Carpenter (Jim Davis), has underage half-Indian Irene (Mara Corday) working and living...

Quiet Man, The (1952)

In America, Sean Thornton (John Wayne) was a boxer, but he retired from this career after accidentally killing a man in the ring. Now he has returned to his Irish home town of Innisfree -...

Quiller Memorandum, The (1966)

When two British agents are killed by a ruthless group of neo-Nazis in Berlin, Quiller, the department's top agent, is sent to investigate. His mission is to locate the fascists' secret base. A deadly contest ensues...

Quiz Show (1994)

Robert Redford's Quiz Show unveils the insidious corruption at the heart of Twenty One, America's favourite TV show in the 1950s, capturing the look and atmosphere of the time. MC Jack Barry (Christopher McDonald) is the Svengali to competing...

Quo Vadis (1951)

After six months of filming in Rome, and at a cost of nearly $7 million, the biggest budget Hollywood movie since Gone With The Wind, the 171-minute Technicolor MGM spectacle Quo Vadis was released in 1951. The highlights 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 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...