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Bobby Stano had everything going for him. Fresh out of high school, he was signed to the majors, had a beautiful girlfriend, everything was looking up. That is, until he and his friends get... See full summary »
4. John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs (2015)
Documentary | Post-production
An examination of the Oscar-winning director who brought to life some of cinema's most beloved motion pictures.
107 min | Documentary
A one-of-a-kind story about two-of-a-kind men who (for better or worse) changed film forever.
6. Family on Board (2014)
16 min | Short, Crime, Drama
A family man and biker receives a questionable prison sentence. On his way to report to jail, he reflects on his life and anticipates what lies ahead - when catastrophe strikes.
Biography (1987– )
The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance
Documentary, Biography, History
Profiles the history of the making of the six "Rocky" films, and how Rocky Balboa's ups and downs mirrored those of his creator, Sylvester Stallone.
14. Mr. Firth Goes to Washington (2008)
52 min | Documentary, Comedy
Broadcast on Novermber 4th, the day of the US Presidential election, Mr Firth Goes to Washington is an SBS election special about how Charles Firth goes to Washington and manages to score ... See full summary »
16. The Rise of Two Legends (2006 Video)
19 min | Short
After briefly discussing William Shakespeare, four filmmakers talk about the work of Marlon Brando, who played Marc Antony in a 1953 film version of "Julius Caesar".
19. Make Your Own Damn Movie! (2005 Video)
300 min | Documentary
Based on the book of the same name, Lloyd Kaufman and the Troma Studios team share their wisdom about filmmaking to independent filmmakers everywhere. They make a documentary of the team's ... See full summary »
Biography (1987– )
Approved | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The second biography already been produced by A&E, which produced a 60 minute biography of Stallone in 2001 has a whole new biography out. With new interviews, never before seen footage and... See full summary »
24. A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
R | 138 min | Documentary
A documentary examining the decade of the 1970s as a turning point in American cinema. Some of today's best filmmakers interview the influential directors of that time.
26. Desert Heat (II) (1999)
R | 95 min | Action, Drama, Romance
In the spring, the full moon shines for the warrior who has lost his way. Coyote is the spirit that leads back to life. If he follows the coyote when the moon is full, the warrior will see the path once more...
28. 8 Seconds (1994)
PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
This film chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and his friendships with Tuff Hedeman (three-time World Champion) and Cody Lambert.
29. The Troma System (1993)
30 min | Short, Comedy
The Troma System was a 30 minute infomercial that originally aired on Comedy Central in 1993. The idea was that by purchasing Troma Inc. movie products you could better yourself as a person.
30. The Power of One (1992)
PG-13 | 127 min | Drama
The Power of One is an intriguing story of a young English boy named Peekay and his passion for changing the world. Growing up he suffered as the only English boy in an Afrikaans school. ... See full summary »
31. Rocky V (1990)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sport
Reluctantly retired from boxing and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him; As the champ's son must adjust to his family's new life after bankruptcy.
32. Lean on Me (1989)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama
The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school that he is determined to improve.
33. The Karate Kid, Part III (1989)
PG | 112 min | Action, Drama, Family
Ostracised villain John Kreese attempts to gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, with the help of a Vietman War comrade, the wealthy owner of a toxic waste disposal business.
34. For Keeps? (1988)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After she gets pregnant, a teenage girl must decide whether she should keep the baby or not.
36. Happy New Year (1987)
PG | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
Small time crooksters Nick and Charlie have an elaborate plan to rob an exclusive jewelers store. Using a variety of disguises and posing as rich old men and women they begin the set-up, ... See full summary »
37. The Karate Kid, Part II (1986)
PG | 113 min | Action, Family, Romance
Daniel accompanies his mentor to Okinawa who is off to see his dying father and confront his old rival, while Daniel inadvertently makes an enemy of his own.
38. The Karate Kid (1984)
PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family
A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting.
39. A Night in Heaven (1983)
R | 83 min | Drama, Romance
Faye Hanlon is a community-college professor with an emotionally depressed husband and an abundance of sexual frustration. Her sister drags her to a male strip-club for a girl's night out, ... See full summary »
42. The Formula (1980)
R | 117 min | Crime, Thriller
A detective uncovers a formula that was devised by the Nazis in WW II to make gasoline from synthetic products, thereby eliminating the necessity for oil--and oil companies. A major oil ... See full summary »
46. Rocky (1976)
PG | 119 min | Drama, Sport
Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
47. W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975)
PG | 91 min | Comedy
W.W. is a happy-go-lucky crook who makes his living robbing gas stations through the drive-up windows. The Dixie Dancekings are a country music band trying to get their first big break. W.W... See full summary »
48. Foreplay (1975)
R | 75 min | Comedy
Three vignettes about a man who buys a weird doll, a writer who is visited by his muse and a kidnapper with very odd demands who holds a VIP.
Writers: Bruce Jay Friedman, Dan Greenburg, Janet Kern, David Odell, Helga Petrashevich, Jack Richardson | Directors: John G. Avildsen, Bruce Malmuth, Robert McCarty, Ralph Rosenblum | Stars: Irwin Corey, Pat Paulsen, Deborah Loomis, Sudie Bond
50. The Stoolie (1972)
90 min | Comedy, Crime
Roger Pitman (Jackie Mason), a small-time grifter and crook, works with police-detective Alex Brogan (Dan Frazer), in trapping fellow thieves with bait money. Pitman decides to take some of... See full summary »