Most Popular Titles With Barbara McBane
- Movies or TV
1. The Princess Bride (1987)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather).
2. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 153 min | Drama, War
During the U.S.-Viet Nam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.
3. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal.
4. The Godfather: Part III (1990)
R | 162 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don Michael Corleone seeks to vow for his sins while taking a young protégé under his wing.
6. Munich (2005)
R | 164 min | Drama, History, Thriller
Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.
7. Amadeus (1984)
R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.
8. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
R | 139 min | Crime, Drama, Music
In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy, named Dickie Greenleaf. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.
9. Contact (1997)
PG | 150 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine.
10. The Right Stuff (1983)
R | 193 min | Adventure, Drama, History
The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.
11. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
R | 171 min | Drama, Romance
In 1968, a Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives.
12. Great Expectations (1998)
R | 111 min | Drama, Romance
Modernization of Charles Dickens classic story finds the hapless Finn as a painter in New York pursuing his unrequited and haughty childhood love.
13. The Mosquito Coast (1986)
PG | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
An eccentric and dogmatic inventor sells his house and takes his family to Central America to build an ice factory in the middle of the jungle. Conflicts with his family, a local preacher ... See full summary »
14. Strange Days (1995)
R | 145 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a police conspiracy in 1999 Los Angeles.
15. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart and Rosewood investigate Chief Bogamil's near-fatal shooting and the series of "alphabet crimes" associated with it.
16. One Fine Day (1996)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left ... See full summary »
17. Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Biography, Drama
A lionized account of the life of the martial arts superstar.
18. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
PG | 115 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion.
19. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
PG | 114 min | Family, Fantasy
A little girl discovers dreams do come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. Her mother told her the "secret" ... See full summary »
20. The Black Stallion (1979)
G | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Sport
While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion that is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks ... See full summary »
21. River's Edge (1986)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama
A high school slacker kills his girlfriend and shows off her dead body to his friends. However, the friends' reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself.
22. Home for the Holidays (1995)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After losing her job, making out with her soon-to-be former boss and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson faces spending the holiday with her family.
23. One from the Heart (1982)
R | 107 min | Musical, Romance
Hank and Frannie don't seem to be able to live together anymore. After a five-year relationship, lustful and dreamy Fanny leaves down-to-earth Hank on the anniversary of their relationship.... See full summary »
24. Duma (2005)
PG | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa.
25. Heaven Help Us (1985)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A new transfer student to St. Basil's Boys' Prep School tries to fit in while romantically pursuing a troubled young girl.
26. Avalon (1990)
PG | 128 min | Drama
A Polish-Jewish family comes to the USA at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. There, the family and their children try to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land.
27. At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
R | 189 min | Drama, Romance
Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, ... See full summary »
28. More American Graffiti (1979)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, War
College graduates deal with Vietnam and other issues of the late '60s.
29. Cadillac Man (1990)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime
Joe's a car salesman with a problem. He has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (... See full summary »
30. Invaders from Mars (1986)
PG | 100 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
In this remake of the classic 50s SF tale, a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the the minds of his parents, his least-liked schoolteacher and other ... See full summary »
31. The Salute of the Jugger (1989)
R | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
A Mad Max-esque post apocalyptic world provides the backdrop for a brutal, futuristic game resembling football. Rutger Hauer plays a disgraced former star leading a rag tag group of "... See full summary »
32. Live Nude Girls Unite! (2000)
75 min | Documentary
Documentary look at the 1996-97 effort of the dancers and support staff at a San Francisco peep show, The Lusty Lady, to unionize. Angered by arbitrary and race-based wage policies, ... See full summary »
33. Radioland Murders (1994)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with... See full summary »
35. Picture Bride (1994)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance
The story of 16-year-old Riyo who journeys to Hawaii in 1918 to marry a man she has never met, except through photographs and letters they have exchanged. Hoping to escape a troubled past ... See full summary »
36. Twice Upon a Time (1983)
PG | 75 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Two wannabe heroes and their friends must stop a madman from giving everyone nightmares.
37. Far North (1988)
PG-13 | 90 min | Drama
After being severely injured in a runaway horse accident,the family patriarch Bertram ( Charles Durning) lies in a hospital bed plotting revenge against Mel... See full synopsis »
40. Regret to Inform (1998)
Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, War
In this film made over ten years, filmmaker Barbara Sonneborn goes on a pilgrimage to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband was killed. She and translator (and fellow war widow) Xuan... See full summary »
80 min | Documentary
The groundbreaking film that addresses anti-gay prejudice by providing adults with practical lessons on how to talk with children about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people. Part of The Respect for All Project.
42. Tell Me a Riddle (1980)
PG | 90 min | Drama
Touching story of elderly couple David and Eva who go on one last journey across the USA when they discover Eva is dying, ending up with their granddaughter Jeannie in San Francisco.