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1.
Chillerama (2011)
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It's the closing night at the last drive-in theater in America, and Cecil Kaufman has planned to show four movies, which are so rare that they have never been exhibited publicly on American soil, until this very night. (120 mins.)
“ A good homage to B-movies of the fifties, the middle story is awful though.. ” - FlashCallahan
 
2.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
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The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them. (93 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
“ High concept that has dated badly, its not as good as it was when you were twelve. ” - FlashCallahan
 
3.
Bird on a Wire (1990)
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An old flame discovers her ex-boyfriend from the past is a relocated FBI informant out to stop the bad guys. (110 mins.)
Director: John Badham
“ Gibson does a family friendly Riggs, Hawn ruins the whole thing by screaming and moaning every single line.
Still has some good action sequences though ” - FlashCallahan
 
4.
Predator 2 (1990)
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Amidst a territorial gang war in 1997, a sophisticated alien hunter stalks the citizens of Los Angeles and the only man between him and his prey is veteran L.A.P.D. officer, Lieutenant Mike Harrigan. (108 mins.)
Director: Stephen Hopkins
“ Nowhere near as good as the first, but its still a fun sequel, with really over the top violence ” - FlashCallahan
 
5.
They Live (1988)
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A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth. (94 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Carpenter lashes out at consumerism, in this satire. It gets a little boring though. Great fight though ” - FlashCallahan
 
6.
World Gone Wild (1987)
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In the nuclear ravaged wasteland of Earth 2087 water is as precious as life itself. The isolated Lost... (95 mins.)
Director: Lee H. Katzin
“ Really over the top, mad max apocalyptic adventure, featuring Adam Ant as the villain, and Bruce Dern as the most laid back hero of all time. ” - FlashCallahan
 
7.
Silent House (2011)
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A girl is trapped inside her family's lakeside retreat and becomes unable to contact the outside world as supernatural forces haunt the house with mysterious energy and consequences. (86 mins.)
“ Technically brilliant movie, edited so you can barely tell where the cut scenes are, the ending though can be seen coming from a mile away, so just enjoy the camerawork. ” - FlashCallahan
 
8.
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
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An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown. (99 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Another pastiche of martial arts movies, with the added campiness of the eighties. Good, but makes no sense whatsoever.. ” - FlashCallahan
 
9.
The Lawnmower Man (1992)
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A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science. (108 mins.)
Director: Brett Leonard
 
10.
The Great Outdoors (1988)
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A Chicago man's hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in. (91 mins.)
Director: Howard Deutch
 
11.
28 Days Later... (2002)
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Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary. (113 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
12.
Lake Placid (1999)
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Three people attempt to stop a gigantic crocodile, who is terrorizing residents in Black Lake, Maine. (82 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner
 
13.
28 Weeks Later (2007)
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Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan. (100 mins.)
 
14.
Comedown (2012)
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Six friends who turn the deserted the tower block they lived in as kids into a pirate radio station soon learn they are not alone, as a resident psychopath begins hunting them down. (90 mins.)
Director: Menhaj Huda
 
15.
The Golden Child (1986)
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A private detective specializing in missing children is charged with the task of finding a special child who dark forces want to eliminate. (94 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie
 
16.
Beautiful Creatures (2000)
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Two girls thrown together by their boyfriends' violence accidentally kill one of them. (86 mins.)
Director: Bill Eagles
 
17.
Ed Wood (1994)
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An ambitious but troubled movie director tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support. (127 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
18.
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
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A group of martial arts warriors have only six days to save the Earth from an extra-dimensional invasion. (95 mins.)
 
19.
El Gringo (2012)
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A man crossing into Mexico with a satchel of $2,000,000, and a bloody past, finds himself under sudden attack in the sleepy town of El Fronteras. (99 mins.)
 
20.
Shame (2011)
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A man's carefully cultivated private life is disrupted when his sister arrives for an indefinite stay. (101 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
 
21.
Sleuth (2007)
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On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart. (88 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
22.
The Snowtown Murders (2011)
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Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder. (119 mins.)
Director: Justin Kurzel
 
23.
No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)
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Jason Stillwell, a Bruce Lee fan, is beaten numerous times and trains from the ghost of Lee. Jason then... (85 mins.)
Director: Corey Yuen
 
24.
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
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Having revived from his wound, Jason Voorhees takes refuge at a cabin near Crystal Lake. As a group of co-eds arrive for their vacation, Jason continues his killing spree. (95 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner
 
25.
Jack and Jill (2011)
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Family guy Jack Sadelstein prepares for the annual event he dreads: the Thanksgiving visit of his twin sister, the needy and passive-aggressive Jill, who then refuses to leave. (91 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
 
26.
Breeders (1986)
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The Manhattan General Hospital has admitted a string of young women who have been raped by something otherworldly... (77 mins.)
Director: Tim Kincaid
 
27.
The Evil Dead (1981)
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Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. (85 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
28.
The Karate Kid (1984)
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A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager. (126 mins.)
 
29.
Circus (2000)
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Bruno, a sadistic criminal, wants clever con man Leo out of the way. Leo and his equally clever wife... (95 mins.)
Director: Rob Walker
 
30.
The Corridor (2010)
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Friends on a weekend excursion take a path into a forest that leads to death and destruction. (98 mins.)
Director: Evan Kelly
 
31.
Hijacked (2012)
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A special agent's plans to reconcile with his ex-fiancé are ruined when she boards a private jet that is targeted by hijackers working for the same crime lord that he is chasing. (86 mins.)
Director: Brandon Nutt
 
32.
Evil Dead II (1987)
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The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack. (84 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
33.
Josie and the Pussycats (2001)
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A girl group find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy to deliver subliminal messages through popular music in this send up of the music industry and pop culture. (98 mins.)
 
34.
The Wild (2006)
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An adolescent lion is accidentally shipped from the New York Zoo to Africa. Now running free, his zoo pals must put aside their differences to help bring him back. (82 mins.)
 
35.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
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The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. (110 mins.)
Director: Jon M. Chu
 
36.
George of the Jungle (1997)
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A man raised in the jungle by apes falls in love with a wealthy American heiress. (92 mins.)
Director: Sam Weisman
 
37.
TerrorVision (1986)
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A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world. (83 mins.)
Director: Ted Nicolaou
 
38.
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
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Disgraced Secret Service agent (and former presidential guard) Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers. (119 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
 
39.
The Haunted Mansion (2003)
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A realtor and his wife and children are summoned to a mansion, which they soon discover is haunted, and while they attempt to escape, he learns an important lesson about the family he has neglected. (88 mins.)
Director: Rob Minkoff
 
40.
Chronicle (2012)
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Whilst attending a party, three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides. (84 mins.)
Director: Josh Trank
 
41.
The Karate Kid Part II (1986)
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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. (113 mins.)
 
42.
Charlie (2004)
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A man who ran a brutal gang in the 1960s. (95 mins.)
Director: Malcolm Needs
 
43.
Gladiatress (2004)
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This sword and sandals movie is an off-the-wall comedy adventure about three unlikely heroines, who set out to save Celtic Britain, by thwarting the Roman invasion in their own unique and outrageous style. (89 mins.)
Director: Brian Grant
 
44.
Grave Encounters 2 (2012)
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A film student who is obsessed with the movie Grave Encounters sets out with his friends to visit the psychiatric hospital depicted in the original film. (95 mins.)
Director: John Poliquin
 
45.
Intruders (2011)
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Two children living in different countries are visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them. (100 mins.)
 
46.
Storage 24 (2012)
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In London, a military plane crashes leaving its highly classified contents strewn across the city. Completely unaware that the city is in lockdown, a group of people become trapped inside a storage facility with a highly unwelcome guest. (87 mins.)
 
47.
A Return to Salem's Lot (1987)
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A man and his son vacation to the quiet vampire populated town of Salem's Lot. (101 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
 
48.
Heavy Weights (1995)
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Plump kids are lured into joining a posh fat camp with the promise of quick weight loss and good times, only to find that the facility is a woodland hellhole run by a psycho ex-fitness instructor. (100 mins.)
Director: Steven Brill
 
49.
Iron Man 3 (2013)
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When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution. (130 mins.)
Director: Shane Black
 
50.
Cloverfield (2008)
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A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack. (85 mins.)
Director: Matt Reeves
 
51.
The Karate Kid Part III (1989)
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Ostracised villain John Kreese attempts to gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, with the help of a Vietnam War comrade, the wealthy owner of a toxic waste disposal business. (112 mins.)
 
52.
The Spirit (2008)
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Rookie cop Denny Colt returns from the beyond as The Spirit, a hero whose mission is to fight against the bad forces in Central City. (103 mins.)
Director: Frank Miller