My Top 10: Joe Dante's films

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1.
The 'Burbs (1989)
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An overstressed suburbanite and his fellow neighbors are convinced that the new family on the block are part of a murderous Satanic cult. (101 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
2.
Gremlins (1984)
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A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. (106 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
3.
Matinee (1993)
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A small-time film promoter releases a kitschy horror film during the Cuban Missile Crisis. (99 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
4.
The Howling (1981)
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After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem. (91 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
5.
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
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The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken control of a New York media mogul's high-tech skyscraper. (106 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
6.
Innerspace (1987)
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A hapless store clerk must foil criminals to save the life of the man who, miniaturized in a secret experiment, was accidentally injected into him. (120 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
7.
Explorers (1985)
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A boy obsessed with 50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws for his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what? (109 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
8.
Small Soldiers (1998)
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When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously. (108 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
9.
The Second Civil War (1997 TV Movie)
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A simple immigration issue spins wildly out of control for those involved, ranging from the President of the United States, to a news producer. (97 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
10.
Piranha (1978)
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When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal. (94 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante