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1.
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A one-handed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary. (81 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
“ superior mystery thriller. Excellent acting with a standout performance from Tracy in the lead. Faultless direction
8/10 ” - martin-fennell
 
2.
Badlands (1973)
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An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands. (94 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ Sheen and Spacek are suberb ,as is Mallick's direction. Fine contributions also from the cinematographers and the composer
8/10 ” - martin-fennell
 
3.
Bank Shot (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A bank, temporarily housed in a mobile home while a new building is built, looks like an easy target... (83 mins.)
Director: Gower Champion
“ engaging oddball thriller with oddball characters. it moves at a fairly smart pace
6/10 ” - martin-fennell
 
4.
Barbarella (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
In the distant future, a highly sexual woman is assigned with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way, she encounters various unusual people. (98 mins.)
Director: Roger Vadim
“ weird and wonderful. This is high camp at it's best.
fav
10/10 ” - martin-fennell
 
5.
Zatoichi's Revenge (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After Zatoichi learns of his sensei's murder he uncovers a horrible conspiracy involving the local government and crime family. (84 mins.)
Director: Akira Inoue
“ Definitely influenced by the emerging “spaghetti” western of the early 60’s. The music is reminiscent of the Italian movies, and the ending will remind you of another classic western… Shane (come back Shane!) Done with flair and a sense of humor. Shintaro Katsu is a pleasure to watch as the blind swordsman/masseuse Zatoichi (This is one of a long running series which ran from the early 60’s thru the late 80’s. In all almost 30 movies were made, all starring Shintaro Katsu)
10/10 ” - martin-fennell
 
6.
Baxter! (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young American boy unable to overcome a speech defect is disturbed by the constant bickering of his parents, and when they get divorced, he slides into an emotional breakdown. (100 mins.)
Director: Lionel Jeffries
“ Jacoby gives a moving performance. The last part will to qoute a well known cliche tug at your heartstrings.
6/10 ” - martin-fennell
 
7.
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma, former seedy nightclub dancer. (95 mins.)
Director: Dick Richards
“ This looks like one of those movies that gets better with age. Raymond Chandler is my favourite author, and all the Marlowe books are favourites except Playback. The best two are probably Farewell my lovely and The long goodbye. Age wise, Mitchum was probably better suited to playing Marlowe in the long goodbye.
There was a version before this with Dick Powell playing the legendary private eye. Powell up to then had been known as a crooner. This version was called "murder my sweet" in the states, in case the title "farewell my lovely" gave audiences the idea that it was another Powell musical.
Both versions are favourites of mine. I'll have to watch the version again to compare.
Mitchum is terrific in the lead role. THe rest of the cast are solid. There is a great 1940's atmosphere.
fav ” - martin-fennell
 
8.
Beau Brummell (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In 1796, Captain George Brummell of the 10th Royal Hussars Regiment offends the Prince of Wales with his straightforward outspokenness and gets fired from the army but is chosen as the Prince's personal advisor. (113 mins.)
“ lavishly produced but very dull. Morley's all to brief appearence livens things up for a short while
2/10 ” - martin-fennell
 
9.
Beautiful People (1974 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Hilarious documentary on the wildlife of the Namib Desert. (92 mins.)
Director: Jamie Uys
“ This is one of the best nature films ever made. It is a mixture of comedy, violence, sadness, and all other lthings that go to make up this world. The creatures will make you laugh, be amazed. and maybe even draw a tear. Faultless direction.
One of my favourites.
10/10 ” - martin-fennell
 
10.
The Bed Sitting Room (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Set in post-nuclear-holocaust England, where a handful of bizarre characters struggle on with their lives in the ruins... (90 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
“ Bizarre black comedy. A lot of it will have you in stitches. Excellent colour design and direction. very funny screenplay.
Another favourite.
8/10 ” - martin-fennell
 
11.
The Bedford Incident (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An American destroyer captain is determined to confront a Soviet submarine caught violating territorial waters. Perhaps too determined. (102 mins.)
Director: James B. Harris
“ good cold war suspense drama. Excellent performances from Poitier and Widmark. A fine screen play.
6/10 ” - martin-fennell
 
12.
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An apprentice witch, three kids and a cynical conman search for the missing component to a magic spell useful to the defense of Britain. (117 mins.)
“ Marvellous tale is fun for the whole family. Great specialeffects, and top notch direction.
8/10 ” - martin-fennell
 
13.
The Beguiled (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
While imprisoned in a Confederate girls' boarding school, an injured Union soldier cons his way into each of the lonely women's hearts, causing them to turn on each other, and eventually, on him. (105 mins.)
Director: Donald Siegel
“ bizarre and eccentric melodrama.This is surely the stars most unusual film. Siegel does his usual excellent directing job.
6/10 ” - martin-fennell
 
14.
The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
At a big city Catholic school, Father O'Malley and Sister Benedict indulge in friendly rivalry, and succeed in extending the school through the gift of a building. (126 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
“ Bergman gives the best performance in this overstretched and overlong follup to Going My way. But it does have it's moments.
4/10 ” - martin-fennell
 
15.
Ben-Hur (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. (212 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ One of the truly great epics. Heston is excellent. Excellent direction and screenplay.
10/10 ” - martin-fennell
 
16.
Big Jake (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In 1909, when John Fain's gang kidnaps Big Jake McCandles' grandson and hold him for ransom, Big Jake sets out to rescue the boy. (110 mins.)
Director: George Sherman
“ Wayne gives a typical performance.
2 ” - martin-fennell
 
17.
Best Foot Forward (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Lucille Ball accepts a cadet's invitation to a military academy's senior prom in order to boost her career. (94 mins.)
Director: Edward Buzzell
“ Perky youth musical. Walker gives the best performance.
6 ” - martin-fennell
 
18.
The Big Red One (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The story of a sergeant and the inner core members of his unit as they try to serve in and survive World War II. (113 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
“ A grim brutal account of war. Probably Fuller's finest.
Fav ” - martin-fennell
 
19.
The Big Heat (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate. (90 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ Dark hard hitting thriller with an excellent performance from Ford. Grahame is wonderful.
6 ” - martin-fennell
 
20.
The Big Sleep (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love. (114 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ fast movie and exciting private eye thriller, featurung a terrific performance from Bogie. Crackerack screenplay. It's all held together by Hawks stylish direction.
A favourite.
8 ” - martin-fennell
 
21.
The Big Sleep (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Set in England, rather than California, the story follows Raymond Chandler's book fairly closely otherwise... (99 mins.)
Director: Michael Winner
“ Entertaining, but Marlowe should have stayed in America. Fine support though from Reed, Clarke, and Stewart.
6 ” - martin-fennell
 
22.
Billion Dollar Brain (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A former British spy stumbles into in a plot to overthrow Communism with the help of a supercomputer. But who is working for whom? (111 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
“ Exciting spy thriller. Homolka steals the show,
6 ” - martin-fennell
 
23.
Bite the Bullet (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A group of ex-rough riders, an ex-prostitute and a gunfighter enter a horse race in the desert. (132 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
“ Overlong, but entertaining film. A western with a difference. We;ve seen the characters before
6 ” - martin-fennell
 
24.
Brian's Song (1971 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying. (73 mins.)
Director: Buzz Kulik
“ SENSITIVE. oF COURSE IT HAS CLICHES. bUT IT'S VERY WELL ACTED. And seldom if ever is it depressing.
8 ” - martin-fennell
 
25.
The Black Hole (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole. (98 mins.)
Director: Gary Nelson
“ The movie only really picks up in the second half, when it is highly exciting. The almost non existent acting, except for Schell is compensated for by the splendid visuals and set design. The robots are the best thing in the film. But the lasst ten minutes when it tries to do a 2001 is a big disappointment.
6 ” - martin-fennell
 
26.
Beach Red (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
As a US marine unit fight against the defenders of a Japanese held island, both sides are haunted by their own thoughts and memories. (105 mins.)
Director: Cornel Wilde
“ Very violent and at times, sensitive anti war film. Wilde proves once more his talents as a director.
This is one of those movies, that although it isn't a favourite, I return to periodically. Many critics on imdb have mentioned it's influence/similarity to saving private ryan and The thin red line. You can see where they're coming from. Although I don't tjhink
it's in the same league, it's still a worthwhile companion piece.
One thing I noticed. Rip Torn was the only actor who had what would be considered an army haircut. ” - martin-fennell
 
27.
Bad Company (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A god-fearing Ohio boy dodging the Civil War draft arrives in Jefferson City where he joins up with a hardscrabble group of like runaways heading west. (93 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
“ "realistic" western.Excellent direction by Benton.
8 ” - martin-fennell
 
28.
The Boy Friend (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The assistant stage manager of a small-time theatrical company (Polly Browne) is forced to understudy... (137 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
“ Wonderful tribute to the Busbu Bereley and otherv early hollywood musicals. The songs are extremly good, as are the performances, by Twiggy, Gable, and Glenda Jackson. Full marks also the production design. it's all held together by Russell's masterful direction.
8 (fav) ” - martin-fennell
 
29.
Brother Orchid (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When retired racket boss John Sarto tries to reclaim his place and former friends try to kill him, he finds solace in a monastery and reinvents himself as a pious monk. (88 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
“ good mixture of comedy and drama. Fine performance by Robinson.
6 ” - martin-fennell
 
30.
The Boys in Company C (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Follows a group of men as they prepare for the Vietnam war and their eventual tour of Vietnam. (125 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
“ good cast, average script.
4 ” - martin-fennell
 
31.
The Burglars (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In 1970s Athens a group of professional burglars plan an emerald heist from the home of a gem collector but the corrupt Greek police inspector Abel Zacharia is on their trail. (120 mins.)
Director: Henri Verneuil
“ exciting comic thriller. There are some great sequences including a terrific car chase, and tremondous stunt work from Belmondo.
6 ” - martin-fennell
 
32.
Bend of the River (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
When a town boss confiscates homesteader's supplies after gold is discovered nearby, a tough cowboy risks his life to try and get it to them. (87 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
“ rough riding, rough shooting western with enough action to please fans of the genre.
6 ” - martin-fennell
 
33.
Bronco Billy (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest. (116 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Deluightful action comedy with romantic interludes. Fine screenplay which doesn;t waste an oppurtunity to poke fun at the star's tough guy image. Eastwood once again proves his talents as a director.
8 ” - martin-fennell
 
34.
Beach Party (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
"Beach Party" was the first of of a series of seven related AIP beach party films. The others are Muscle Beach Party, Bikini Beach, Pajama Party, Beach Blanket Bingo, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini and The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini. (101 mins.)
Director: William Asher
“ enjoyable nonsense with some good somgs.
4 ” - martin-fennell
 
35.
Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
After 5 years in prison, ex-cop Steve Rollins is paroled and searches for the San Francisco mobsters who framed him for manslaughter. (98 mins.)
Director: Frank Tuttle
“ Ladd is his usua wooden self. Robinson turns in the best performance.
4 ” - martin-fennell
 
36.
Helen of Troy (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The Iliad's story of the Trojan war, told from the Trojan viewpoint. (118 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
“ exciting adventure tale-enough excitement to please everyone.
6 ” - martin-fennell
 
37.
The Hireling (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young British woman suffering from depression over the loss of her husband develops an unusual relationship with her chauffeur. (108 mins.)
Director: Alan Bridges
“ brooding, but not always involving drama-good, but restrained acting, by the leads.
4 ” - martin-fennell
 
38.
Holocaust 2000 (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
An executive in charge of a Middle Eastern nuclear plant discovers that his son is the Anti Christ and... (106 mins.)
“ pretty ridiculus but exciting thriller.
6 ” - martin-fennell
 
39.
Hunters Are for Killing (1970 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A man comes home after serving time in prison to claim his share of his deceased mother's estate. However... (100 mins.)
Director: Bernard Girard
“ a routine plot seen in many movies is enhanced by a good cast.
6 ” - martin-fennell
 
40.
Island in the Sun (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Set on a fictitious island in the Carribean during colonial British rule, it focuses on the life of... (119 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
“ the acting is no great shakes in this very talky film.
1 ” - martin-fennell
 
41.
The Internecine Project (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Former secret agent Robert Elliot (Coburn) will be promoted to government advisor. In order to make sure no-one will ever know about his dirty past... (89 mins.)
Director: Ken Hughes
“ dull crime drama. the acting and the murders themselves are the only worthwhile offerings.
4 ” - martin-fennell
 
42.
I Walk Alone (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Frankie Madison leaves prison expecting a share from his ex-partner. But Prohibition bootlegging didn't prepare Frankie for Big Business. (97 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
“ weak crime melodrama. Even the stars can't rise above the script. But that's probably because of the amount of inane dialogue in it.
4 ” - martin-fennell
 
43.
It Ain't Hay (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Adaptation of the Damon Runyon story 'Princess O'Hara', in which the horse of a street vendor is replaced by a racehorse. (80 mins.)
Director: Erle C. Kenton
“ sentimental comedy. The boys are good, but it isn't one of their best. Still there are plenty of laughs..
6 ” - martin-fennell
 
44.
In Cold Blood (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity. (134 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
“ Excellent performances particularly by Blake.A bit gimmicky. A case in point being that the murders are only shown in flashback. Good direction
6 ” - martin-fennell
 
45.
It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A giant, radioactive octopus rises from the Philippine Trench to terrorize the North American Pacific Coast. (79 mins.)
Director: Robert Gordon
“ exciting monster movie with excellent special effects by ray harryhausen.
6 ” - martin-fennell
 
46.
The Iron Mistress (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Barely historical presentation of the life of Jim Bowie. Here he goes to New Orleans to sell lumber but falls in love with Judalon... (110 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
“ routine film is rather lacking in pace.
4 ” - martin-fennell
 
47.
Ice Cold in Alex (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
During WW2 in North Africa, a medical field unit must cross the desert in their ambulance in order to reach the British lines in Alexandria. (130 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
“ overlong but engrossing tale. fairly suspensful scenes. tightly directed.
6 ” - martin-fennell
 
48.
Ivanhoe (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A knight seeks to free the captive King Richard and put him back on the throne. (106 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
“ colourful and exciting tale.
6 ” - martin-fennell
 
49.
In Which We Serve (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
This "story of a ship," the British destroyer HMS Torrin, is told in flash backs by survivors as they cling to a life raft. (114 mins.)
“ superb stiff upper lip british war film. Coward excels in all departments. Excellent performances also from mIlls. Attenborough and Johnson.
10. ” - martin-fennell
 
50.
It's Good to Be Alive (1974 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The story of former Brooklyn Dodger catcher Roy Campanella, whose career was cut short when he lost... (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Landon
“ warm inspiring story. A fine performance from Winfield.
6 ” - martin-fennell
 
51.
The Invasion of Johnson County (1976 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A free-spirited Bostonian recently arrived in the West teams up with a crusty Wyoming cowboy to stop a land baron's attempts to drive out a group of small ranchers and take over their property. (100 mins.)
Director: Jerry Jameson
“ Bixby and Hopkins team up well here.Hillerman gives the best performance.
6 ” - martin-fennell
 
52.
Intruder in the Dust (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In 1940s Mississippi two teenage boys and an elderly woman combine forces to prevent a miscarriage of justice and clear a black man of a murder charge. (87 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
“ this social drama is helped greaty by terrific writing, great direction and outstanding performances in a first rate cast by Jarman, and Hernandez. ” - martin-fennell
 
53.
International Velvet (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Velvet's orphaned niece, Sarah, follows her dream of Olympic glory with her horse Arizona Pie. (127 mins.)
Director: Bryan Forbes
“ pleasing sequel to national velvet is sharply directed. Of course it's all very sentimental, but the performances especially Hopkins will help you forget that. ” - martin-fennell
 
54.
I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The simple told story, based on Corra Harris' biographical book, of a Methodist minister, called to a north-Georgia mountain-community in 1910 who... (88 mins.)
Director: Henry King
“ sentimtal movie is saved from becoming too corny by the cast including an excellent performance from Hayward. The director doesn't let us down either. ” - martin-fennell
 
55.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion. (115 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
“ this remake/sequel (since Kevin Mcarthy appears in a cameo as the character he played in the original) benefits from excellent writing and direction. ” - martin-fennell
 
56.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. (130 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ marvellous comedy is one of the finest movies ever made. a great screenplay is given full justice, in particular by Stewart, Travers and Barrymore.. It's all held together by Capra's marvellous direction. ” - martin-fennell
 
57.
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When Scott Carey begins to shrink because of exposure to a combination of radiation and insecticide, medical science is powerless to help him. (81 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
“ classic science fiction tale has wonderful special effects and photography. Brilliant direction is backed up by an intelligent screenplay, which has a point to make; namely that everything, no matter how small has a place in the universe. ” - martin-fennell
 
58.
It Happened One Night (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story. (105 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ wonderful tale. great script and direction. marvellous comic performances from the two leads. Don't miss it.
Fav ” - martin-fennell
 
59.
Carry on Emmannuelle (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  
The beautiful and sex-starved Emmannuelle Prevert just cannot inflame her husband's ardour. In frustration she seduces a string of VIPs... (88 mins.)
Director: Gerald Thomas
“ after this rather unfunny effort, i think it's about time, the team stopped. there are some, but not many good laughs. most of the time, it's just pathetic sex jokes. Suzanne Danielle is okay. ” - martin-fennell
 
60.
The Centerfold Girls (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A depraved religious fanatic sets out to punish all the "immoral" women who have posed for the center-fold of a men's magazine. (91 mins.)
Director: John Peyser
“ it is disappointing to see actors like prine, mazurski, and ray in this kind of carry on. But there have been worse films, and Prine is suitably menacing. ” - martin-fennell
 
61.
Champagne Charlie (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The story of a 19th century English music hall (vaudeville) performer and life behind the scenes. (105 mins.)
Director: Cavalcanti
“ enough vitality, good performances and pleasent songs to make it entertaining. ” - martin-fennell
 
62.
Campbell's Kingdom (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Bruce Campbell arrives in Canada to take over his grandfather's inheritance, an area on the Rockies know as Campbell's Kingdom... (102 mins.)
Director: Ralph Thomas
“ rugged outdoor drama ” - martin-fennell
 
63.
Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A master swordsman and former soldier and his hunchbacked assistant hunt vampires. (91 mins.)
Director: Brian Clemens
“ exciting with some novel twists. Of course there is also Caroline Munro. ” - martin-fennell
 
64.
The Conquest of the Air (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
This documentary traces man's attempts to fly from ancient times through the 1930s. (71 mins.)
“ historically intersting feature. we get an entertaining view of man's obsession with flying. ” - martin-fennell
 
65.
Cathy's Child (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(90 mins.)
Director: Donald Crombie
“ will have you involved from start to finish. it has hardly a trace of sentimentality throughout. ” - martin-fennell
 
66.
Captains of the Clouds (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Inspired by Churcill's Dunkirk speech, brash, undisciplined bush pilot Brian MacLean and three friends enlist in the RCAF but are deemed too old to be fliers. (114 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ entertaining film. cagney is his usual cocky self. ” - martin-fennell
 
67.
Chamber of Horrors (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A one-handed madman (he lost the hand while escaping a hanging) uses various detachable devices as murder weapons to gain revenge on those he believes have wronged him. (80 mins.)
Director: Hy Averback
“ gimmicky horror film is unintenionally funny at times. Pretty good fun. ” - martin-fennell
 
68.
Cuba (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A British mercenary arrives in pre-Revolution Cuba to help train the corrupt General Batista's army against Castro's guerrillas while he also romances a former lover now married to an unscrupulous plantation owner. (122 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
“ dull adventure tale ” - martin-fennell
 
69.
A Christmas to Remember (1978 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A city-bred grandson moves to his grandparents' farm during the Great Depression and grows up enough... (100 mins.)
Director: George Englund
“ highly sentimental tale. good performances help it over the rough spots. ” - martin-fennell
 
70.
The China Syndrome (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant. (122 mins.)
Director: James Bridges
“ entertaining movie with a terrific performance from Jack Lemmon. Excellent direction and screenplay. The last few scenes are quite moving. ” - martin-fennell
 
71.
Courage of Lassie (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Bill's separated from his litter, making friends with the wild creatures until he's found and adopted by young Kathie... (92 mins.)
Director: Fred M. Wilcox
“ Really the hero in this movie is a dog called Bill, portrayed by Lassie., who appears earlier on as himself. Taylor is embarrassing, but Morgan gives it a helping hand. ” - martin-fennell
 
72.
The Car (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A mysterious black, sleek automobile terrorizes everyone it comes into contact with in a small town in Utah. The local sheriff may be the only person who can stop this menace which has been possessed by pure evil. (96 mins.)
“ Brolin is average, but Lioyd gives an energetic performance. Rather slow at times, but the last half hour or so make up for it. ” - martin-fennell
 
73.
Carry on Dick (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Dick Turpin is terrorising the countryside around Upper Dencher. Captain Fancey and Sergeant Jock Strapp plan to put an end to his escapades... (91 mins.)
Director: Gerald Thomas
“ Another one in the popular series. BarBara Windsor is a delight. ” - martin-fennell
 
74.
Class of '44 (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
The sequel to Summer of '42 reunites Hermie, Oscy and Benjie as they graduate from high school. Benjie... (95 mins.)
Director: Paul Bogart
“ A fine sequel to summer of 42. Very funny at times and with a good period sense. ” - martin-fennell
 
75.
Catch-22 (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions. (122 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ Disappointing movie based on the hillarious anti war novel. It has some very funny moments, most of which occur in the first half.Considering the talents involved, it should have been a lot more entertaining. But mostly it crawls at a funueral pace and is rather dull. Still Arkin is perfect as Yossarian. ” - martin-fennell
 
76.
Comes a Horseman (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Ella Connors is a single woman who gets pressured to sell her failing cattle farm to her corrupt ex suitor... (118 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
“ good solid entertainment with little violence and not too many profanities. it is a bit slow moving at times though. ” - martin-fennell
 
77.
The Corrupt Ones (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Spy accidentally gets an ancient treasure. Several corrupt groups try to steal it from him. (93 mins.)
Director: James Hill
“ fast paced espionage thriller with enough action to make you forget the dull cast . ” - martin-fennell
 
78.
Charlotte's Web (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A gentle and wise grey spider with a flair for promotion pledges to save a young pig from slaughter for dinner food. (94 mins.)
“ Excellently done version of a favourite children's novel. The characterisations are quite good, and there are some nice songs. Only thosewith a heart of stone will not let loose a few tears at the end. ” - martin-fennell
 
79.
Cry of the Innocent (1980 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A Green Beret-veteran businessman investigates the plane crash in Ireland that killed his family. (93 mins.)
“ Well written screenplay with a very good performance from Taylor. Cusack steals the movie though. ” - martin-fennell
 
80.
Caged (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A naive nineteen year old widow becomes coarsened and cynical when she is sent to a woman's prison and is exposed to hardened criminals and sadistic guards. (96 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
“ No punches pulled movie. Excellent performances, particularly by Parker and Emerson. Gritty screenplay and direction. ” - martin-fennell
 
81.
Carry on Cowboy (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Stodge City is in the grip of the Rumpo Kid and his gang. Mistaken identity again takes a hand as a "sanitary engineer" (plumber) by the name of Marshal P. Knutt is mistaken for a law marshal! Being the conscientious sort, Marshal tries to help the town get rid of Rumpo, and a showdown is inevitable. Marshal has two aids - revenge-seeking Annie Oakley and his sanitary expertise... (93 mins.)
Director: Gerald Thomas
“ Good entry in the series ” - martin-fennell
 
82.
Coma (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
When a young female doctor notices an unnatural amount of comas occurring in her hospital she uncovers a horrible conspiracy. (113 mins.)
“ Very effective mixture of horror and suspense. Excellent screenplay and a terrific performance from Bujold. ” - martin-fennell
 
83.
The Conversation (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered. (113 mins.)
“ Excellent written and directed. But hard to follow if your mind is not on it. ” - martin-fennell
 
84.
Man in a Cocked Hat (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A former British colony in dire need of economic aid tries to play the British against the Soviets in an attempt to secure economic aid from either side in return for political loyalty. (88 mins.)
“ Very funny british comedy. The stars only give average performances. The script is really the star of the show.
Favourite. ” - martin-fennell
 
85.
Charlie Bubbles (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A married writer has an affair with his secretary. (89 mins.)
Director: Albert Finney
“ Rather unusual drama. Good performances from Finney and Blakely. ” - martin-fennell
 
86.
Charade (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust? (113 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
“ sophisticated crime thriller moves at a smart pace and has plenty of action. Good screenplay and fine performances from Hepurn and Matthau. ” - martin-fennell
 
87.
The Champ (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Billy Flynn, a former boxing champion, is now horse trainer in Hialeah. He makes just enough money to raise his little boy T.J.... (121 mins.)
“ Effective remake of the Cooper/Beery vehicle. Voight is excellent, and so is Schroeder. But Dunaway tries too hard to turn an unsympathetic role into a sympathetic one, and doesn't suceed.
Fav ” - martin-fennell
 
88.
Claudia (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Child bride Claudia Naughton has made life difficult for her husband David because she can't stand living so far away from her mother... (91 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
“ appealing comedy ” - martin-fennell
 
89.
The Captain's Table (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A ship's captain is promoted by his company from tramp steamers to their flagship passenger liner. Although... (90 mins.)
Director: Jack Lee
“ rather mediocre comedy. A few laughs ” - martin-fennell
 
90.
Carry on Matron (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A gang of thieves plan to make their fortune by stealing a shipment of contraceptive pills from Finisham maternity hospital... (87 mins.)
Director: Gerald Thomas
“ Riotous comedy with loads of laughs. The carry on team at their best. ” - martin-fennell
 
91.
The Cowboys (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
When his cattle drivers abandon him for the gold fields, rancher Wil Andersen is forced to take on a... (134 mins.)
Director: Mark Rydell
“ A rather unlikely but entertaining western. Excellent performances from Wayne and Browne. ” - martin-fennell
 
92.
The Court Jester (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against an evil ruler who has overthrown the rightful king. (101 mins.)
“ One of Kaye's best, in which his enthuastic playing is put to good use. Delightful comedy with other outstanding performances from Rathbone, Parker and Natwick. Also worth mentioning are the choreography, songs, art direction. and direction.
Favourite ” - martin-fennell
 
93.
The Corn Is Green (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A schoolteacher becomes the mentor of a talented young miner and seeks to get him into a university. (115 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
“ Warm nicely done drama. Fine performances from Diavies, Bruce and Loring.
Fav ” - martin-fennell
 
94.
The Class of Miss MacMichael (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In the tradition of classic classroom dramas such as "To Sir, With Love," comes the story of dedicated teacher Conor MacMichael (Glenda Jackson)... (90 mins.)
“ Comedy drama is well handled with many funny scenes. Some of which are a matter of taste. Lots of naughty language, and Jackson gives a pretty agressive embarrassing speech. Reed really camps it up as the headmaster. ” - martin-fennell
 
95.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son. (108 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
“ Talky but well acted drama. The only fault in the casting is Judith Anderson as Ives's wife. Newman and Ives are particulary effective. ” - martin-fennell
 
96.
Carnal Knowledge (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The concurrent sexual lives of best friends Jonathan and Sandy are presented, those lives which are... (98 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ Witty and intelligent film with very candid language. Garfunkel is very good in his acting debut, but it's Nicholson's performance which is the mainstay of the film. ” - martin-fennell
 
97.
Five Golden Dragons (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A naive young American playboy in Hong Kong finds himself caught up in the middle of an international crime. (104 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Summers
“ light mystery thriller ” - martin-fennell
 
98.
Footsteps in the Fog (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In early 1900s England, a maid tries to blackmail her master into romancing her when she discovers he murdered his wife. (90 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
“ fairly suspenseful but routine period melodrama ” - martin-fennell
 
99.
Four Guns to the Border (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An outlaw gang on the lam encounters former associate Simon Bhumer and his gorgeous daughter, who's drawn to their leader Cully. (83 mins.)
Director: Richard Carlson
“ colourful and exciting film. ” - martin-fennell
 
100.
A Force of One (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
When the detectives of an undercover police unit are being mysteriously killed by a martial artist, a professional kickboxer is hired to assist them. (90 mins.)
Director: Paul Aaron
“ The fights are nowhere near as exciting as those in Bruce Lee movies. ” - martin-fennell