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Independence Day (1996)

Action-packed

On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Emmerich
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Bill Pullman  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Mary McDonnell

On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Emmerich
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Bill Pullman  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Mary McDonnell

A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)

Boring

A new family moves into the house on Elm Street, and before long, the kids are again having nightmares about deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger. This time, Freddy attempts to possess a teenage boy to cause havoc in the real world, and can only be overcome if ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Sholder
CAST:  Robert Englund  •  Mark Patton  •  Kim Myers  •  Robert Rusler

A new family moves into the house on Elm Street, and before long, the kids are again having nightmares about deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger. This time, Freddy attempts to possess a teenage boy to cause havoc in the real world, and can only be overcome if ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Sholder
CAST:  Robert Englund  •  Mark Patton  •  Kim Myers  •  Robert Rusler

Coffy (1973)

After her younger sister gets involved in drugs and is severely injured by contaminated heroin, a nurse sets out on a mission of vengeance and vigilante justice, killing drug dealers, pimps, and mobsters who cross her path.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Hill
CAST:  Pam Grier  •  Robert DoQui  •  Sid Haig  •  Booker Bradshaw

After her younger sister gets involved in drugs and is severely injured by contaminated heroin, a nurse sets out on a mission of vengeance and vigilante justice, killing drug dealers, pimps, and mobsters who cross her path.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Hill
CAST:  Pam Grier  •  Robert DoQui  •  Sid Haig  •  Booker Bradshaw

Brother's Keeper (1992)

This documentary by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky details the murder trial of Delbert Ward. Delbert was a member of a family of four elderly brothers, working as semi-literate farmers and living together in isolation from the rest of society until William's death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Berlinger  •  Bruce Sinofsky
CAST:  Connie Chung  •  John Teeple  •  Delbert Ward  •  Roscoe Ward

This documentary by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky details the murder trial of Delbert Ward. Delbert was a member of a family of four elderly brothers, working as semi-literate farmers and living together in isolation from the rest of society until William's death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Berlinger  •  Bruce Sinofsky
CAST:  Connie Chung  •  John Teeple  •  Delbert Ward  •  Roscoe Ward

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

FunnyFunClassicCharming

After high school slacker Ferris Bueller successfully fakes an illness in order to skip school for the day, he goes on a series of adventures throughout Chicago with his girlfriend Sloane and best friend Cameron, all the while trying to outwit his wily school ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Alan Ruck  •  Mia Sara  •  Jeffrey Jones

After high school slacker Ferris Bueller successfully fakes an illness in order to skip school for the day, he goes on a series of adventures throughout Chicago with his girlfriend Sloane and best friend Cameron, all the while trying to outwit his wily school ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Alan Ruck  •  Mia Sara  •  Jeffrey Jones

Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

On a bet, a gridiron hero at John Hughes High School sets out to turn a bespectacled plain Jane into a beautiful and popular prom queen in this outrageous send-up of the teen movies of the 1980s and '90s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Gallen
CAST:  Chyler Leigh  •  Chris Evans  •  Jaime Pressly  •  Eric Christian Olsen

On a bet, a gridiron hero at John Hughes High School sets out to turn a bespectacled plain Jane into a beautiful and popular prom queen in this outrageous send-up of the teen movies of the 1980s and '90s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Gallen
CAST:  Chyler Leigh  •  Chris Evans  •  Jaime Pressly  •  Eric Christian Olsen

She's Having a Baby (1988)

Clever

Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Alec Baldwin  •  William Windom

Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Alec Baldwin  •  William Windom

Sleepwalkers (1992)

Charles Brady and his mother, Mary, are the last of a dying breed whose needs are not of this world. They are Sleepwalkers - able to stay alive only by feeding on the life-force of the innocent, but destined to roam the earth, avoiding discovery while searching ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Brian Krause  •  Mädchen Amick  •  Alice Krige  •  Jim Haynie

Charles Brady and his mother, Mary, are the last of a dying breed whose needs are not of this world. They are Sleepwalkers - able to stay alive only by feeding on the life-force of the innocent, but destined to roam the earth, avoiding discovery while searching ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Brian Krause  •  Mädchen Amick  •  Alice Krige  •  Jim Haynie

The Taking of Beverly Hills (1991)

A chemical spill has caused the occupants of Beverly Hills to be forcibly evacuated. A retiring football player left behind, finds that the toxic gas emulating from the spill is a bogus front for a heist set up by fired police officers out to plunder the city of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Ken Wahl  •  Matt Frewer  •  Harley Jane Kozak  •  Robert Davi

A chemical spill has caused the occupants of Beverly Hills to be forcibly evacuated. A retiring football player left behind, finds that the toxic gas emulating from the spill is a bogus front for a heist set up by fired police officers out to plunder the city of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Ken Wahl  •  Matt Frewer  •  Harley Jane Kozak  •  Robert Davi

Moscow on the Hudson (1984)

A Russian circus visits the US. A clown wants to defect, but doesn't have the nerve. His saxophone playing friend however comes to the decision to defect in the middle of Bloomingdales. He is befriended by the black security guard and falls in love with the Italian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  María Conchita Alonso  •  Cleavant Derricks  •  Alejandro Rey

A Russian circus visits the US. A clown wants to defect, but doesn't have the nerve. His saxophone playing friend however comes to the decision to defect in the middle of Bloomingdales. He is befriended by the black security guard and falls in love with the Italian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  María Conchita Alonso  •  Cleavant Derricks  •  Alejandro Rey

Creature (1985)

A crew of scientists arrives on a far, cold planet to examine archaic artifacts of unknown origin. They discover that their German enemies already have a ship there. When they seek their help after a failed landing, they only find the Germans’ bodies, obviously ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Malone
CAST:  Stan Ivar  •  Wendy Schaal  •  Lyman Ward  •  Klaus Kinski

A crew of scientists arrives on a far, cold planet to examine archaic artifacts of unknown origin. They discover that their German enemies already have a ship there. When they seek their help after a failed landing, they only find the Germans’ bodies, obviously ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Malone
CAST:  Stan Ivar  •  Wendy Schaal  •  Lyman Ward  •  Klaus Kinski

The Force (1994)

When a police officer is killed in the line of duty, his soul enters into the body of a young officer to seek revenge for his murder. However, when the spirit takes over, the officer is unaware of what is going on and most think he is in need of a psychiatrist, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Rosman
CAST:  Jason Gedrick  •  Kim Delaney  •  Gary Hudson  •  Jarrett Lennon

When a police officer is killed in the line of duty, his soul enters into the body of a young officer to seek revenge for his murder. However, when the spirit takes over, the officer is unaware of what is going on and most think he is in need of a psychiatrist, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Rosman
CAST:  Jason Gedrick  •  Kim Delaney  •  Gary Hudson  •  Jarrett Lennon

Stranger on My Land (1988)

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DIRECTION:  Larry Elikann
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Dee Wallace  •  Terry O'Quinn  •  Pat Hingle

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DIRECTION:  Larry Elikann
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Dee Wallace  •  Terry O'Quinn  •  Pat Hingle

Milk and Honey (1988)

Jo, a Jamaican native, moves to Canada to help support her family. But she quickly learns that earning money and respect will be more difficult than she ever imagined.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glen Salzman  •  Rebecca Yates
CAST:  Josette Simon  •  Lyman Ward  •  Leonie Forbes  •  Fiona Reid

Jo, a Jamaican native, moves to Canada to help support her family. But she quickly learns that earning money and respect will be more difficult than she ever imagined.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glen Salzman  •  Rebecca Yates
CAST:  Josette Simon  •  Lyman Ward  •  Leonie Forbes  •  Fiona Reid

Love Letters (1983)

After discovering a box of old love letters sent to her mother by a mysterious stranger, Anna, a young radio deejay, begins a torrid affair with a married man. Burning attraction brings them together, but the reality does not come close to the passion expressed in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Holden Jones
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Bonnie Bartlett  •  Matt Clark  •  James Keach

After discovering a box of old love letters sent to her mother by a mysterious stranger, Anna, a young radio deejay, begins a torrid affair with a married man. Burning attraction brings them together, but the reality does not come close to the passion expressed in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Holden Jones
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Bonnie Bartlett  •  Matt Clark  •  James Keach

Serial Killer (1995)

As a member of FBI Psychological Profile Unit, Selby Younger tracks Morrano, vicious and intelligent serial killer. Before getting caught, Morrano attacks her leaving serious psychological wounds. Two years later, Morrano escapes and Selby, now working on a desk ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre David
CAST:  Tobin Bell  •  Kim Delaney  •  Gary Hudson  •  Pam Grier

As a member of FBI Psychological Profile Unit, Selby Younger tracks Morrano, vicious and intelligent serial killer. Before getting caught, Morrano attacks her leaving serious psychological wounds. Two years later, Morrano escapes and Selby, now working on a desk ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre David
CAST:  Tobin Bell  •  Kim Delaney  •  Gary Hudson  •  Pam Grier

A Stranger to Love (1996)

In this Hallmark story, Allan is a normal middleaged man with a wife and two kids. When Alan is suddenly attacked one night, he loses his memory, leading his family to believe that he is dead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Levin
CAST:  Beau Bridges  •  Pam Dawber  •  Tess Harper  •  Erik von Detten

In this Hallmark story, Allan is a normal middleaged man with a wife and two kids. When Alan is suddenly attacked one night, he loses his memory, leading his family to believe that he is dead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Levin
CAST:  Beau Bridges  •  Pam Dawber  •  Tess Harper  •  Erik von Detten

Perfect Victims (1988)

A psycho who has contracted AIDS blames women for his disease, and begins to stalk and kill beautiful girls.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shuki Levy
CAST:  Deborah Shelton  •  Lyman Ward  •  Clarence Williams III  •  Jackie Swanson

A psycho who has contracted AIDS blames women for his disease, and begins to stalk and kill beautiful girls.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shuki Levy
CAST:  Deborah Shelton  •  Lyman Ward  •  Clarence Williams III  •  Jackie Swanson

Riding the Edge (1989)

Teenage cyclist rescues his dad from terrorists in the Middle East. "Iron Eagle" on a motorcycle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Fargo
CAST:  Benny Bruchim  •  Brooke Bundy  •  James Fargo  •  Lyman Ward

Teenage cyclist rescues his dad from terrorists in the Middle East. "Iron Eagle" on a motorcycle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Fargo
CAST:  Benny Bruchim  •  Brooke Bundy  •  James Fargo  •  Lyman Ward

Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)

Ken Harrison is an artist that lives to make sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck down. All he can do is talk and move his head, and he wants to die. Whilst he is in hospital he makes friends with some of the staff, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  John Cassavetes  •  Christine Lahti  •  Bob Balaban

Ken Harrison is an artist that lives to make sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck down. All he can do is talk and move his head, and he wants to die. Whilst he is in hospital he makes friends with some of the staff, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  John Cassavetes  •  Christine Lahti  •  Bob Balaban
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