Search results for "Joe Dante"


Amazon Women on the Moon (1987) RT 60% / Audience 58%

DVD release: Oct 2000

Acclaimed director John Landis (Animal House, The Blues Brothers) presents this madcap send-up of late night TV, low-budget sci-fi films and canned-laughter-filled sitcoms ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  John Landis  •  Peter Horton  •  Joe Dante  •  Carl Gottlieb  •  Robert K. Weiss
CAST:  Arsenio Hall  •  Monique Gabrielle  •  Debby Davison  •  Rob Krausz

Gremlins (1984) RT 85% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Jun 1999

When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Zach Galligan  •  Phoebe Cates  •  Hoyt Axton  •  Frances Lee McCain

Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) RT 67% / Audience 57%

DVD release: Aug 2002

Young sweethearts Billy and Kate move to the Big Apple, land jobs in a high-tech office park and soon reunite with the friendly and lovable Gizmo. But a series of accidents ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Joe Dante  •  Chuck Jones
CAST:  Zach Galligan  •  Phoebe Cates  •  John Glover  •  Robert Prosky

Innerspace (1987) RT 81% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Jul 2002

Test pilot Tuck Pendleton volunteers to test a special vessel for a miniaturization experiment. Accidentally injected into a neurotic hypochondriac, Jack Putter, Tuck must ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Martin Short  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Meg Ryan  •  Kevin McCarthy

Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) RT 57% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Mar 2004

Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are up to their feuding ways again. Tired of playing second fiddle to Bugs, Daffy has decided to leave the Studio for good. He is aided by Warner ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Jenna Elfman  •  Steve Martin  •  Timothy Dalton

Piranha (1978) RT 72% / Audience 42%

DVD release: Nov 1999

When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Heather Menzies  •  Kevin McCarthy  •  Dick Miller  •  Keenan Wynn

Small Soldiers (1998) RT 48% / Audience 44%

DVD release: Dec 1998

When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Gregory Smith  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Denis Leary  •  Phil Hartman

The 'Burbs (1989) RT 47% / Audience 71%

DVD release: May 1999

When secretive new neighbors move in next door, suburbanite Ray Peterson and his friends let their paranoia get the best of them as they start to suspect the newcomers of ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Cory Danziger  •  Bruce Dern

The Howling (1981) RT 66% / Audience 58%

DVD release: Aug 2001

After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a newswoman is sent to a rehabilitation center whose inhabitants may not be what they seem.  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Patrick Macnee  •  Dennis Dugan  •  Christopher Stone  •  Belinda Balaski

Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) RT Audience 67%

Four directors collaborated to remake four episodes of the popular television series 'The Twilight Zone' for this movie. The episodes are updated slightly and in color (the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg  •  John Landis  •  Joe Dante  •  George Miller
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Vic Morrow  •  John Larroquette  •  John Lithgow

Explorers (1985) RT 77% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Oct 2004

The visionary dreams of three curious and adventuresome young boys become an exciting reality in Explorers, the action-fantasy from director Joe Dante, who combines keen humor ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  River Phoenix  •  Bobby Fite  •  James Cromwell

Trapped Ashes (2006) RT 33% / Audience 15%

DVD release: Jul 2008

Trapped in a house of horror, seven people discover that the only way they'll get out alive is to tell their scariest stories, setting the stage for five tales from directors ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  Sean S. Cunningham  •  Joe Dante  •  Ken Russell  •  Monte Hellman  •  John Gaeta
CAST:  Jayce Bartok  •  Rachel Veltri  •  John Saxon  •  Lara Harris

The Hole (2009) RT 81% / Audience 46%

DVD release: Oct 2012

After moving into a new neighbourhood, brothers Dane & Lucas and their neighbour Julie discover a bottomless hole in the basement of their home. They find that once the ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Fantasy • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Chris Massoglia  •  Haley Bennett  •  Nathan Gamble  •  Bruce Dern

Hollywood Boulevard (1976) RT Audience 49%

DVD release: Apr 2001

Joe Dante directs this story of the glamour, the glitter, the magical allure of Hollywood... and not a speck of it rubs off on Miracle Pictures, where "If it's a good picture, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Joe Dante  •  Allan Arkush
CAST:  Candice Rialson  •  Mary Woronov  •  Dick Miller  •  Jeffrey Kramer

Matinee (1993)

A showman introduces a small coastal town to a unique movie experience and capitalises on the Cuban Missile crisis hysteria with a kitschy horror extravaganza combining film ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  John Goodman  •  Cathy Moriarty  •  Simon Fenton  •  Omri Katz

The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy (1998)

The time is the 21st century, after the fall of the Galactic Republic. Technology is at a standstill, families have been dismantled, and those who have survived the ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  John Corbett  •  Carolyn McCormick  •  John Pyper-Ferguson  •  J. Madison Wright

The Screwfly Solution (2006)

A strange virus renders the entire human male population into homicidal maniacs who end up wiping out all females, leaving a woman and her daughter to fend for themselves.  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Jason Priestley  •  Elliott Gould  •  Kerry Norton  •  Linda Darlow

Burying the Ex (2014) RT 29% / Audience 29%

DVD release: Aug 2015

It seemed like a great idea when all-around nice guy Max and his beautiful girlfriend, Evelyn moved in together. But when Evelyn turns out to be a controlling, manipulative ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Anton Yelchin  •  Ashley Greene  •  Alexandra Daddario  •  Oliver Cooper

Haunted Lighthouse (2003)

The film tells the story of two ghost children who are cursed to remain forever on a Cape Cod beach and in a 19th-century era lighthouse. After 100 years, they meet two ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Lea Thompson  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Bobby Edner  •  Michael McKean

Nightmare Cinema (2018)

At a forgotten, haunted bijou, a group of strangers have assembled to watch a series of macabre vignettes unspooled by the mysterious Projectionist. Like the best anthology ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  David Slade  •  Joe Dante  •  Ryûhei Kitamura  •  Alejandro Brugués  •  Mick Garris
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Richard Chamberlain  •  Adam Godley  •  Orson Chaplin