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1.
The Last of Sheila (1973)
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A year after Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run, her multi-millionaire husband invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt-style mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly. (120 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
“ Intricate mash up of over-indulgent ideas. Takes you on a vacation of puzzles and pulses. Bette Midler does the credits. ” - phillyjim123
 
2.
Lady of Burlesque (1943)
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After one member of their group is murdered, the performers at a burlesque house must work together to find out who the killer is before they strike again. (91 mins.)
“ Put it on the G-String...Iris Adrian and gang use their tongue's like street fighters use switchblades. T.O.L.E.D.O. ” - phillyjim123
 
3.
Evil Under the Sun (1982)
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Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi. (117 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
“ Excuse me but, Maggie Smith, a biting script and the best costumes ever, give this visual mystery filmed on Majorca delicious. Special shout out to Sylvia Miles. ” - phillyjim123
 
4.
Strictly Ballroom (1992)
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A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner. (94 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
“ Go with your gut and you grab the brass ring. Story is set to a great
music makes me want to take dance lessons in Australia. ” - phillyjim123
 
5.
A Summer Place (1959)
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A self-made businessman rekindles a romance with a former flame while their two teenage children begin a romance of their own with drastic consequences for both couples. (130 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
“ Fall in Love with Troy and Sandra, Richard and Dorothy and hate Constance Ford. What a soap opera should be. Max Steiner score a bonus ” - phillyjim123
 
6.
The Cutting Edge (1992)
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A temperamental figure skater and a former hockey player try to win Olympic gold as a figure skating pairs team. (101 mins.)
Director: Paul M. Glaser
“ Why these two never became huge stars is beyond me, the chemistry, the Olympics...Toe pick! ” - phillyjim123
 
7.
And Then There Were None (1945)
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Ten people are invited to an isolated island, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer? (97 mins.)
Director: Rene Clair
“ Another Agatha Christie on my list. This one is brilliant film making by Rene Clair. Moody, like French Noir with a wonderful haunting whistle. Huston superb. ” - phillyjim123
 
8.
Die Hard 2 (1990)
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John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. (124 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
“ Best of the series because it reused Bonnie Bedelia, a gifted actress. There's something about airports that makes films seem bigger than life.
Let it Snow says Vaughan Monroe. ” - phillyjim123
 
9.
The High and the Mighty (1954)
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When a commercial airliner develops engine problems on a trans-Pacific flight and the pilot loses his nerve, it is up to the washed-up co-pilot Dan Roman to bring the plane in safely. (147 mins.)
“ Airports, Whistling, Will they survive? Its a trend in my go to films. This one is special because of all star cast. Daddy of disaster, but any film with Jan Sterling should be on your list. ” - phillyjim123
 
10.
A Hole in the Head (1959)
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An impractical widower tries to hang onto his Miami hotel and his 12-year-old son. (120 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ High marks for "High Hopes". Put in a Sinatra at the top of his form, surround him with beautiful Eleanor Parker and sexpot Carolyn Jones.
Set it in Miami Beach, cha cha cha and then add Robinson and Ritter as cherries on the top of this Sundae. Devour ” - phillyjim123
 
11.
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
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Pepas's lover, Iván, leaves her and she tries to contact him to find out why he's left. In her search for Iván... (88 mins.)
“ Saturated with color, comedy and Carmen Maura. Almodovar, you have my devotion. ” - phillyjim123
 
12.
Swamp Women (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  
An undercover policewoman helps three female convicts escape from prison so that they can lead her to a stash of stolen diamonds hidden in a swamp. (67 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
“ My two favorite "B" movie broads. Marie Windsor spits out lines with an acid flavored delivery backed by tight clothes and a loose attitude. Beverly Garland is my favorite tree climbing jailbird, and watch the croc swallow the heroine. Roger Corman is a director that delivers laughs, gore, and fear on a garage sale budget. CAMP! ” - phillyjim123