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Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991)

Sue Ellen Crandell is a teenager eagerly awaiting her mother's summer-long absence. While the babysitter looks after her rambunctious younger siblings, Sue Ellen can party and have fun. But then the babysitter abruptly dies, leaving the Crandells short on cash. Sue ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Christina Applegate  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Josh Charles  •  Keith Coogan

Sue Ellen Crandell is a teenager eagerly awaiting her mother's summer-long absence. While the babysitter looks after her rambunctious younger siblings, Sue Ellen can party and have fun. But then the babysitter abruptly dies, leaving the Crandells short on cash. Sue ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Christina Applegate  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Josh Charles  •  Keith Coogan

Flying Leathernecks (1951)

Major Daniel Kirby takes command of a squadron of Marine fliers just before they are about to go into combat. While the men are well meaning, he finds them undisciplined and prone to always finding excuses to do what is easy rather than what is necessary. The root ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Robert Ryan  •  Don Taylor  •  Janis Carter

Major Daniel Kirby takes command of a squadron of Marine fliers just before they are about to go into combat. While the men are well meaning, he finds them undisciplined and prone to always finding excuses to do what is easy rather than what is necessary. The root ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Robert Ryan  •  Don Taylor  •  Janis Carter

Ghostbusters (1984)

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After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign pays off when a knockout ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Harold Ramis

After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign pays off when a knockout ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Harold Ramis

National Lampoon's Last Resort (1994)

Sam and Dave are living the boring life until they are beckoned to Sam's uncle's Island. When they get there (still not quite sure how that worked) they are compelled by beautiful women and a dastardly enemy of the Island. After accidentally convincing Sam's uncle ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rafal Zielinski
CAST:  Corey Feldman  •  Corey Haim  •  Demetra Hampton  •  Robert Mandan

Sam and Dave are living the boring life until they are beckoned to Sam's uncle's Island. When they get there (still not quite sure how that worked) they are compelled by beautiful women and a dastardly enemy of the Island. After accidentally convincing Sam's uncle ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rafal Zielinski
CAST:  Corey Feldman  •  Corey Haim  •  Demetra Hampton  •  Robert Mandan

The Black Cauldron (1985)

Taran is an assistant pigkeeper with boyish dreams of becoming a great warrior. However, he has to put the daydreaming aside when his charge, an oracular pig named Hen Wen, is kidnapped by an evil lord known as the Horned King. The villain hopes Hen will show him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Rich  •  Ted Berman
CAST:  Grant Bardsley  •  Susan Sheridan  •  Freddie Jones  •  Nigel Hawthorne

Taran is an assistant pigkeeper with boyish dreams of becoming a great warrior. However, he has to put the daydreaming aside when his charge, an oracular pig named Hen Wen, is kidnapped by an evil lord known as the Horned King. The villain hopes Hen will show him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Rich  •  Ted Berman
CAST:  Grant Bardsley  •  Susan Sheridan  •  Freddie Jones  •  Nigel Hawthorne

Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)

A police detective's violent nature keeps him from being a good cop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Dana Andrews  •  Gene Tierney  •  Gary Merrill  •  Bert Freed

A police detective's violent nature keeps him from being a good cop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Dana Andrews  •  Gene Tierney  •  Gary Merrill  •  Bert Freed

No Way Out (1950)

Robbers Ray Biddle and his brother are shot and taken to the local hospital. There, the two are treated by Dr. Brooks, the hospital's only black doctor. The brothers assault Brooks with racist slurs. And, when his brother ends up dying on the operating table, Ray ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Richard Widmark  •  Linda Darnell  •  Stephen McNally  •  Sidney Poitier

Robbers Ray Biddle and his brother are shot and taken to the local hospital. There, the two are treated by Dr. Brooks, the hospital's only black doctor. The brothers assault Brooks with racist slurs. And, when his brother ends up dying on the operating table, Ray ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Richard Widmark  •  Linda Darnell  •  Stephen McNally  •  Sidney Poitier

Don't Bother to Knock (1952)

Jed, an airline pilot, is resting in a hotel when he notices Nell, a young woman babysitting for a wealthy couple. As Jed gets to know Nell better he realises that the woman is not as stable as perhaps she should be.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Ward Baker
CAST:  Richard Widmark  •  Marilyn Monroe  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Donna Corcoran

Jed, an airline pilot, is resting in a hotel when he notices Nell, a young woman babysitting for a wealthy couple. As Jed gets to know Nell better he realises that the woman is not as stable as perhaps she should be.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Ward Baker
CAST:  Richard Widmark  •  Marilyn Monroe  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Donna Corcoran

Girls of the White Orchid (1983)

In Los Angeles, naive and lonely waitress and aspirant singer Carol finds an advertisement for a job opportunity in Tokyo. Traveling to Japan to work at the White Orchid nightclub, she discovers the scheme of prostitution in the club that belongs to Yakuza. Alone, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Ann Jillian  •  Thomas Byrd  •  Mako

In Los Angeles, naive and lonely waitress and aspirant singer Carol finds an advertisement for a job opportunity in Tokyo. Traveling to Japan to work at the White Orchid nightclub, she discovers the scheme of prostitution in the club that belongs to Yakuza. Alone, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Ann Jillian  •  Thomas Byrd  •  Mako

First, You Cry (1978)

The story of television news correspondent Betty Rollin and her battle with breast cancer, and how her subsequent mastectomy changed her marriage, her philosophy and her entire life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Schaefer
CAST:  Mary Tyler Moore  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Jennifer Warren  •  Richard Dysart

The story of television news correspondent Betty Rollin and her battle with breast cancer, and how her subsequent mastectomy changed her marriage, her philosophy and her entire life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Schaefer
CAST:  Mary Tyler Moore  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Jennifer Warren  •  Richard Dysart

The Prince of Central Park (1977)

A lonely widow who frequents Central Park becomes emotionally involved with two orphaned youngsters who have built an oasis for themselves there after fleeing from a foster home. A young Brooke Shields made her TV acting debut in a small role.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harvey Hart
CAST:  Ruth Gordon  •  Brooke Shields  •  T.J. Hargrave  •  Marc Vahanian

A lonely widow who frequents Central Park becomes emotionally involved with two orphaned youngsters who have built an oasis for themselves there after fleeing from a foster home. A young Brooke Shields made her TV acting debut in a small role.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harvey Hart
CAST:  Ruth Gordon  •  Brooke Shields  •  T.J. Hargrave  •  Marc Vahanian

For Better or Worse (1995)

A romantic comedy about Michael (Jason Alexander TV's "Seinfeld"), a loser whose recent girlfriend dumped him and to make matters worse, he discovers that his recently married brother Reggie (James Woods "John Q," "Scary Movie 2") is planning to knock over the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Alexander
CAST:  Jason Alexander  •  Lolita Davidovich  •  James Woods  •  Joe Mantegna

A romantic comedy about Michael (Jason Alexander TV's "Seinfeld"), a loser whose recent girlfriend dumped him and to make matters worse, he discovers that his recently married brother Reggie (James Woods "John Q," "Scary Movie 2") is planning to knock over the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Alexander
CAST:  Jason Alexander  •  Lolita Davidovich  •  James Woods  •  Joe Mantegna

A Piano for Mrs. Cimino (1982)

An elderly widow must find meaning and activity in her life when her son suggests she is no longer capable of handling her own affairs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Schaefer
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Penny Fuller  •  Christopher Guest  •  George Hearn

An elderly widow must find meaning and activity in her life when her son suggests she is no longer capable of handling her own affairs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Schaefer
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Penny Fuller  •  Christopher Guest  •  George Hearn

Hester Street (1975)

A Russian emigre prides himself on the way he's molded himself into a real Yankee in the USA, though the world he lives in, New York's Lower East Side in the late 19th century, is almost exclusively populated by other Jewish immigrants. When his wife finally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joan Micklin Silver
CAST:  Carol Kane  •  Steven Keats  •  Doris Roberts  •  Mel Howard

A Russian emigre prides himself on the way he's molded himself into a real Yankee in the USA, though the world he lives in, New York's Lower East Side in the late 19th century, is almost exclusively populated by other Jewish immigrants. When his wife finally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joan Micklin Silver
CAST:  Carol Kane  •  Steven Keats  •  Doris Roberts  •  Mel Howard

Enormous Changes at the Last Minute (1983)

This film is made up of three segments that share no plot but have a general thematic relationship. In the first segment, Virginia and her three children are left by her shiftless husband and she is courted by an old beau who is now divorced. In the second, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Muffie Meyer  •  Ellen Giffard  •  Mirra Bank
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  David Strathairn  •  Ellen Barkin  •  Didi Velez

This film is made up of three segments that share no plot but have a general thematic relationship. In the first segment, Virginia and her three children are left by her shiftless husband and she is courted by an old beau who is now divorced. In the second, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Muffie Meyer  •  Ellen Giffard  •  Mirra Bank
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  David Strathairn  •  Ellen Barkin  •  Didi Velez

A Rose for Emily (1983)

Townsfolk discover a warped secret while clearing out the house of a recently deceased, aristocratic spinster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lyndon Chubbuck
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  John Carradine  •  John Randolph  •  Jared Martin

Townsfolk discover a warped secret while clearing out the house of a recently deceased, aristocratic spinster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lyndon Chubbuck
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  John Carradine  •  John Randolph  •  Jared Martin

War and Love (1985)

Jacek, who is Jewish, miraculously manages to survive World War II in Nazi-occupied Poland. As a subplot to Jacek's story, which also involves a love affair with Haling ( Kyra Sedgwick ) and German soldiers' repeated attempts to kill him, is a tale of how young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Moshé Mizrahi
CAST:  Sebastian Keneas  •  Kyra Sedgwick  •  David Spielberg  •  Cheryl Gianini

Jacek, who is Jewish, miraculously manages to survive World War II in Nazi-occupied Poland. As a subplot to Jacek's story, which also involves a love affair with Haling ( Kyra Sedgwick ) and German soldiers' repeated attempts to kill him, is a tale of how young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Moshé Mizrahi
CAST:  Sebastian Keneas  •  Kyra Sedgwick  •  David Spielberg  •  Cheryl Gianini

Sex, Shock & Censorship in the 90's (1993)

Newswoman Fay Sommerfield takes a morally outraged look at excessive violence, bad language and sacrilege that pass for entertainment in the early 90s. She illustrates this with clips from (fake) current hit films and music videos.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Jablin
CAST:  Shelley Long  •  Martin Mull  •  Robert Pastorelli  •  Nora Dunn

Newswoman Fay Sommerfield takes a morally outraged look at excessive violence, bad language and sacrilege that pass for entertainment in the early 90s. She illustrates this with clips from (fake) current hit films and music videos.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Jablin
CAST:  Shelley Long  •  Martin Mull  •  Robert Pastorelli  •  Nora Dunn

Leben des Galilei (1947)

Galileo, an eminent professor and scientist in the 17th century Venetian Republic, is short of money. A prospective student tells him about a novel invention, the telescope, that is being sold in Amsterdam.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey  •  Ruth Berlau
CAST:  Peter Brocco  •  Stephen Brown  •  Hugo Haas  •  Frances Heflin

Galileo, an eminent professor and scientist in the 17th century Venetian Republic, is short of money. A prospective student tells him about a novel invention, the telescope, that is being sold in Amsterdam.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey  •  Ruth Berlau
CAST:  Peter Brocco  •  Stephen Brown  •  Hugo Haas  •  Frances Heflin