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Wackiest Ship In The Army, The (1960)

Lt. Rip Crandall (Jack Lemmon) is a naval officer during WWII who is given command of the USS Echo (an old sailing scow) to undertake a very important mission - to transport an Australian agent...

Wag The Dog (1997)

Just before an election, the US President is accused of molesting a teenage girl in the Oval Office. Keen to divert interest away from the scandal, he orders his spin doctors to come up with something...

Wait Until Dark (1967)

A child's doll is filled with heroin packets in Montreal to be sent to New York on an Air Canada flight with the carrier Lisa (Samantha Jones). All goes to plan and she makes it...

Wake In Fright (1971)

John Grant (Gary Bond) is the bored teacher at a one-room school in Tiboonda, a tiny railway junction on the far western plains of New South Wales. On his way to Sydney for Christmas, he stops...

Walkabout (1970)

"In Australia when an Aborigine man-child reaches sixteen, he is sent out into the land. For months he must live from it. Sleep on it. Eat of its fruit and flesh. Stay alive. Even if...

Walking Stick, The (1970)

Deborah Dainton (Samantha Eggar) is an insecure and uptight young professional woman who works as an assistant at a London auction house. Deborah uses a walking stick because one of her legs is slightly deformed...

Wall Street (1987)

Oliver Stone's souped-up, morality melodrama hammers away with ferocity at corporate raiders, insider trading, stock manipulation and other questionable practices involving big business in the 80s "Greed is Good" decade. Michael Douglas marshals his ultimate acting...

Wall, The (1982)

Directed by Alan Parker and starring Bob Geldof from The Boomtown Rats, this movie version of the 1979 Pink Floyd album was described by one critic as "the longest-ever rock video, and certainly the most depressing". The central character...

Waltz of the Toreadors (1962)

An English general finds himself with a hypochondriac for a wife, a French mistress and a penchant for buxom chambermaids. In one of his most impressive performances, Peter Sellers plays retired General Leo Fitzjohn, unhappily married...

Wanda (1970)

Barbara Loden wrote, directed and played the lead in this simply plotted, contemporary-American slice of low life. Wanda, living on sufferance in her coalminer brother's house, having wandered off from her husband and two children, borrows...

Wanda, The Sadistic Hypnotist (1969)

Following a car crash, the semi-conscious Sylvester (Richard Compton) is kidnapped by Wanda (Katharine Shubeck) - a tall woman with a fashion-model body, heavy eye makeup, and a riding crop - and her girlfriend, Greta...

Wanderers, The (1979)

In a newly integrated Bronx neighbourhood in 1960s New York, Ritchie (Ken Wahl) leads the Italian American gang 'The Wanderers'. He’s a stud and has his sights on bohemian chick Nina (Karen Allen), but when he...

War and Peace (1956)

Produced by Dino De Laurentiis and shot on location in Italy at a cost of $6 million, War and Peace weighs in at 208 minutes. The money was certainly well spent on the battle scenes - notably Napoleon's...

War of the Planets (1965)

An informal prequel to The Wild, Wild Planet, and shot back-to-back with it using virtually the same cast, director Antonio Margheriti's alien invasion saga isn't in the same entertaining league despite some smart flourishes and...

War Of The Roses, The (1988)

The War of the Roses is a ferocious black comedy about divorce, both funny and cynical. Barbara (Kathleen Turner) and Oliver (Michael Douglas) Rose are the perfect mates whose marriage turns to manure, and Gavin D'Amato (Danny...

War Of The Worlds (1953)

Loosely adapted from H.G. Wells' classic novel of the same name, this 1953 doomsday sci-fi was billed as a "mighty panorama of Earth-shaking fury as an army from Mars invades". Relocating the action of the book...

WarGames (1983)

"Shall we play a game?" With the advent of computing systems like Apple and Commodore, home computers became a major fad in the early 1980s and shortly began popping up as a plot device in films...

Warlords of Atlantis (1978)

It may be small change compared with today's CGI monster movies, but this is still a decent romp from director Kevin Connor, and it's far better paced than The Lost World: Jurassic Park. While on a...

Warriors, The (1979)

"Let's get down to it Boppers . . ." Hundreds of gangs from all of New York's five boroughs show up for a summit at the Bronx Zoo, where Cyrus (Roger Hill) is holding a meeting. He...

Watch Your Stern (1960)

Bumbling Seaman Blissworth (Kenneth Connor) accidentally destroys the top-secret wiring plans for the new experimental Acoustic Torpedo Mk2 (codenamed "The Creeper") and spends the rest of the film trying to cover up the fact, donning...

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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...