Random Links/Stream of Consciousness

These are random connections between movies, actors, source material, plot, whatever. I've decided to limit the list to 1000 links, as it is very hard to keep track of what films and tv shows have already been listed.
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1.
Animal House (1978)
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At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those trouble-makers have other plans for him. (109 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ Let's just start here. Animal house features a young Kevin Bacon as a pledge at the rival fraternity. We all know we can connect Kevin Bacon to just about anyone. So, here is out first connection... ” - grendelkhan
 
2.
He Said, She Said (1991)
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Dan and Lorie are journalists working in the same office. More often than not they have opposing view of the issue in question... (115 mins.)
“ Bacon would go on to be a relatively hot commodity for a while, then cool off and start appearing in more interesting roles. This is while he was still hot, appearing with Elizabeth Perkins, in a movie told from different points of view. Perkins would later appear in... ” - grendelkhan
 
3.
Weeds (2005 TV Series)
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When a suburban mother turns to dealing marijuana in order to maintain her privileged lifestyle after her husband dies, she finds out just how addicted her entire neighborhood already is. (28 mins.)
“ Elizabeth Perkins was a regular for several seasons of Weeds, as the pompous and manipulative friend of Mary Louise Parker. MLP also appeared in... ” - grendelkhan
 
4.
RED (2010)
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When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants. (111 mins.)
“ Mary Louise Parker ends up an unwilling companion to Bruce Willis in this action/comedy. Richard Dreyfuss appears as an arms dealer. In his younger days, Dreyfuss appeared in an odd family comedy... ” - grendelkhan
 
5.
Hello Down There (1969)
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A marine scientist volunteers to have his family live in a prototype underwater home to prove it's practical. (88 mins.)
“ Dreyfus is a friend of Tony Randall and Janet Leigh's kids, who all have a band. Dreyfus is the "singer" (he's dubbed). Appearing as a record mogul is Roddy McDowell, who made a guest appearance in.... ” - grendelkhan
 
6.
Columbo (1971 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes. (100 mins.)
“ Roddy McDowell appeared in an early episode where he is a wannabe photographer and heir to a chemical company, who arrogantly believes he has committed the perfect murder, until he comes up against Lt. Columbo. Also seen in that episode was Ann Francis, who made a memorable and sexy appearance in... ” - grendelkhan
 
7.
Forbidden Planet (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has. (98 mins.)
“ Ann Francis is the daughter of scientist Walter Pidgeon, in this sci-fi classic. Also appearing, in a smaller role, is Earl Holliman. Holliman co-starred with Angie Dickinson in... ” - grendelkhan
 
8.
Police Woman (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
This was the first TV cop show to feature a female lead - Sergeant "Pepper" Anderson, an undercover cop for the Criminal Conspiracy Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department. (60 mins.)
“ Policewoman had several undercover cop characters, including one played by Charles Dierkop, who was notable for a rather flat nose, that looked like he had been on the losing end of a fight. Dierkop also appeared in... ” - grendelkhan
 
9.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close. (110 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
“ Dierkop played a character known as, surprisingly, Flat Nose. The script for this classic film came from the pen of William Goldman, who also wrote... ” - grendelkhan
 
10.
The Princess Bride (1987)
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While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. (98 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ Goldman is the real "S Morganstern" behind the novel and also wrote the film script. The film features legendary pro wrestler Andre "the Giant" Roussimoff, who, in the 70s, appeared in the classic tv series... ” - grendelkhan
 
11.
The Six Million Dollar Man (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After a crippled test pilot is rebuilt with nuclear powered limbs and implants, he serves as a unique intelligence agent. (60 mins.)
“ Andre was the first actor to play Sasquatch, a bionic creature created by aliens. In a later episode, Sasquatch was played by Ted Cassidy, who also did cartoon voice work, including the series... ” - grendelkhan
 
12.
Space Ghost (1966 TV Series)
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The adventures of a space superhero who can become invisible and his sidekicks. (30 mins.)
“ Space Ghost, the hero, was voiced by Gary Owens, who is probably best known for... ” - grendelkhan
 
13.
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The original rapid fire sketch comedy show. (60 mins.)
“ Gary Owens was the announcer who linked segments and voiced many jokes. Appearing as both a go-go dancer and ditzy performer on the show was Goldie Hawn, who appeared in the Disney film... ” - grendelkhan
 
14.
The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The Bower Family Band petitions the Democratic National Committee to sing a Grover Cleveland rally song at the 1888 convention... (110 mins.)
“ Goldie dances in this film, which also featured a young actor with whom she would work when he was an adult, and eventually live with: Kurt Russell. They reconnected on the set of the movie... ” - grendelkhan
 
15.
Swing Shift (1984)
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A woman finds romance when she takes a job at an aircraft plant to help make ends meet after her husband goes off to war. (100 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ Sparks flew between Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, leading to a relationship that still exists. The film was written by Nancy Dowd. Dowd is also the writer of this favorite hockey movie... ” - grendelkhan
 
16.
Slap Shot (1977)
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A failing ice hockey team finds success using constant fighting and violence during games. (123 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
“ Nancy Dowd's brother Ned played semi-pro hockey and the colorful characters he played with and against formed the basis of the script, and many played characters in the film. The film also reunited Paul newman and Strother Martin, who previously appeared in... ” - grendelkhan
 
17.
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison. (126 mins.)
“ Who can forget Strother Martin's famous scene, after Paul Newman's Luke has been brought back to the chain gang? "What we've got here is...failure to communicate." One of the cons in the film is Wayne Rogers, as Dragline. Rogers would go on to appear as a surgeon in the tv series... ” - grendelkhan
 
18.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
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The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation. (25 mins.)
“ Wayne Rogers played Trapper John McIntyre, Hawkeye's best friend and roommate. Rogers left the series in a contract dispute, but Trapper would later reappear, but in a different format. He got his own series... ” - grendelkhan
 
19.
Trapper John, M.D. (1979 TV Series)
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The Korean War MASH unit veteran operates as Chief Surgeon in a major city hospital with his colleagues. (60 mins.)
“ Trapper John is now in the present, at a major hospital. Unfortunately, Wayne Rogers didn't get to reprise the role, Pernell Roberts did. Roberts was best known, previously, for this western series... ” - grendelkhan
 
20.
Bonanza (1959 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community. (49 mins.)
“ Pernell Roberts was oldest son Adam Cartwright. Of course, the biggest brother was actually Hoss, played by Dan Blocker. Blocker passed away before he could see his son Dirk, appear in this later hit series... ” - grendelkhan
 
21.
Black Sheep Squadron (1976 TV Series)
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The dramatized World War II adventures of US Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington and his Marine Attack Squadron 214, AKA The Black Sheep Squadron. (60 mins.)
“ Dirk Blocker was one of the pilots who flew in the famous Black Sheep Squadron, led by Pappy Boyington. One of his fellow pilots was played by John Laroquette, who is best known for the comedy series... ” - grendelkhan
 
22.
Night Court (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there. (30 mins.)
“ John Laroquette played DA Dan Fielding, a thoroughly likeable "unlikeable" guy. The series starred Harry Anderson as Judge Harry Stone. Stone's favorite singer was Mel Torme, who appeared as a drag racing punk in this little film... ” - grendelkhan
 
23.
Girls Town (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.0/10 X  
Chip is killed accidentally while trying to rape a blonde girl, who runs. Silver becomes the number one suspect even though she has an alibi... (90 mins.)
Director: Charles Haas
“ This film starred Mel Torme and Mamie Van Doren. Also appearing in the film, as a singer, was singer Paul Anka. Anka was one of dozens of notable stars to appear in the WW2 film... ” - grendelkhan
 
24.
The Longest Day (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view. (178 mins.)
“ Paul Anka plays one of the rangers who landed at Pointe du Hoc, at Normandy. Also in the film is French actor, known as Bourvil, who co-stars with Alain Delon in the classic French crime film... ” - grendelkhan
 
25.
Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After leaving prison, master thief Corey crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot an elaborate heist. (140 mins.)
“ Alain Delon stars as a thief, fresh out of prison, who conspires with an escaped criminal to steal a fortune in jewels. A few years later, Delon would star as a favorite character of his son.... ” - grendelkhan
 
26.
Zorro (1975)
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In the New World, a new Spanish governor finds the province of Nueva Aragón under the iron fist of the corrupt Colonel Huerta and vows to bring justice under the guise of a masked avenger. (124 mins.)
Director: Duccio Tessari
“ Alain Delon starred in this version of Zorro, for his son, who was a fan of the hero. Appearing in the film, as comedy relief, is French actor/comedian Moustache, who also appears in the caper/romantic comedy... ” - grendelkhan
 
27.
How to Steal a Million (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Romantic comedy about a woman who must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries, and the man who helps her. (123 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ Moustache is one of the museum guards that Peter O'Toole and Audrey Hepburn must elude, while they steal a fake statue, created by Hepburn's father. The art forging father is played by Hugh Griffith, who also appeared in... ” - grendelkhan
 
28.
The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An aging Sir Hector Geste takes a young greedy wife who's after his famed Blue Water sapphire but his sons hide the gem and join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa. (85 mins.)
Director: Marty Feldman
“ Hugh Griffith plays a judge in this Marty Feldman vehicle, a parody of the classic romantic adventure novel Beau Geste. In one scene, while suffering from mirages, Feldman comes across another Beau Geste..... ” - grendelkhan
 
29.
Beau Geste (1939)
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Three adopted English brothers join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa, after one of them steals their adoptive family's famous heirloom sapphire. (112 mins.)
“ In the Last remake of Beau Geste, Marty Feldman suffers a mirage, which features footage of Gary Cooper from this classic version. The film would later be remade, in this version... ” - grendelkhan
 
30.
Beau Geste (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Michael "Beau" Geste leaves England in disgrace and joins the infamous French Foreign Legion. He is reunited with his two brothers in North Africa... (103 mins.)
Director: Douglas Heyes
“ This remake of Beau Geste featured Doug McClure as Beau's younger brother John. McClure starred in a series of films based on Edgar Rice Burroughs novels, including... ” - grendelkhan
 
31.
The Land That Time Forgot (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
During World War I, a German U-boat sinks a British ship and takes the survivors on board. After it takes a wrong turn... (90 mins.)
Director: Kevin Connor
“ Doug McClure stars as American engineer Bowen Tyler, a survivor of a torpedoed ship. The survivors, undler Tyler's leadership, take over the German U-boat that sank their ship. One of the German crew is Anthony Ainley, who appeared in this classic sci-fi series... ” - grendelkhan
 
32.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Time and Space traveling adventures of a Gallifreyan Time Lord only known as the Doctor and his companions, traveling through time and space. (45 mins.)
“ Anthony Ainley played the Master, during Peter Davison's run as the Doctor. The Master first appeared in the Jon Pertwee era, played by Roger Delgado. Delgado also had a small role in... ” - grendelkhan
 
33.
The Assassination Bureau (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The Assassination Bureau has existed for decades (perhaps centuries) until Diana Rigg begins to investigate it... (110 mins.)
Director: Basil Dearden
“ Delgado is one of several people in league with Tely Savalas' scheme to destabilize Europe. Another accomplice in the Bureau is played by Curt Jurgens, who appeared in this John le Carre-penned mini-series... ” - grendelkhan
 
34.
Smiley's People (1982 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus... (360 mins.)
“ Jurgens is an old agent of George Smiley, whose murder puts Smiley on a trail that may help him get revenge on Korla. They key person on that trail is played by Eileen Atkinson who co-created the seminal tv series... ” - grendelkhan
 
35.
Upstairs, Downstairs (1971 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The trials of the British aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff. (60 mins.)
“ Eileen Atkinson and Jean Marsh created this drama about the lives of the privileged and those who serve them. One of the servants was Gordon Jackson, who was the boss in... ” - grendelkhan
 
36.
The Professionals (1977 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
This series chronicled the lives of Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5)... (50 mins.)
“ Gordon Jackson orders around Lewis Collins and Martin Shaw. Shaw has an awful perm in this series, but has much better hair in this later series... ” - grendelkhan
 
37.
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
During the turmoil of the French Revolution, English aristocrat Percy Blakeney, often aided by his League of friends, secretly undertakes various daring missions as the Scarlet Pimpernel. (540 mins.)
“ Martin Shaw is Citizen Chauvelin, who constantly seeks the elusive Scarlet Pimpernal, played by Richard E Grant. Grant has a supporting role in the Steve Martin comedy... ” - grendelkhan
 
38.
L.A. Story (1991)
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With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles. (95 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
“ Richard E Grant plays Victoria Tennant's estranged husband in this film. She is attracted to Steve Martin, but has committed to a weekend getaway with Grant. Martin ends up asking Sarah Jessica Parker to accompany him on a weekend, and they end up in the next room at the same hotel as Grant. Parker also starred in the tv series... ” - grendelkhan
 
39.
Square Pegs (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Follow Patty Greene and Lauren Hutchinson, two awkward teenage girls who are desperate to fit in at Weemawee High School. (30 mins.)
“ This short-lived, but cult favorite 80s series also featured Merrit Butrick, who would play the offspring of Captain Kirk, in... ” - grendelkhan
 
40.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon. (113 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Meyer
“ Kirk learns he has a son, David, who has developed a terraforming device that has become a weapon, in the hands of Khan, played by Ricardo Montalban. Montalban was one of a platoon of soldiers, in the classic war film... ” - grendelkhan
 
41.
Battleground (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A squad of the 101st Airborne Division copes with being trapped in the besieged city of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. (118 mins.)
“ Montalban is part of a platoon that includes James Whitmore. Whitmore had a memorable turn in the film... ” - grendelkhan
 
42.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ James Whitmore plays Brooks, the old inmate who can't handle life on the outside. The film stars Tim Robbins, who also appeared in this baseball comedy... ” - grendelkhan
 
43.
Bull Durham (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him. (108 mins.)
Director: Ron Shelton
“ Tim Robbins is "Nuke" Laloosh, the pitcher with the million dollar arm and a 5 cent brain. He is paired with veteran catcher "Crash" Davis, played by Kevin Costner. Costner had an earlier role, as a naval officer, in this thriller... ” - grendelkhan
 
44.
No Way Out (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A coverup and witchhunt occur after a politician accidentally kills his mistress. (114 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
“ Costner is a naval officer at the Pentagon, who is involved with Sean Young, who is mistress to Gene Hackman. Hackman made an early appearance in this war movie... ” - grendelkhan
 
45.
First to Fight (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
In WW2, highly decorated Marine Sgt. Jack Connell comes home to the USA from the Pacific War and trains recruits for the army until his fighting spirit prods him to request a return to active duty on the front lines. (92 mins.)
Director: Christian Nyby
“ Gene Hackman appears later in the film as an NCO, working with Everett, who, though a Medal of Honor winner at Guadacanal, has become gunshy. The film also features James Best, as Everett's buddy. Best played the sherriff in... ” - grendelkhan
 
46.
The Dukes of Hazzard (1979 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The adventures of the fast-drivin', rubber-burnin' Duke boys of Hazzard County. (60 mins.)
Director: William Crain
“ James Best is Roscoe Coltrane, forever chasing "them Duke Boys." Appearing as Uncle Jesse in the series was Denver Pyle, wo also appeared in... ” - grendelkhan
 
47.
The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home. (30 mins.)
“ Denver Pyle guest starred as a favorite uncle of Rob's, who is chasing after Sally, while looking for a wife. The Dick Van Dyke show was conceived by Carl Reiner, who played second banana in... ” - grendelkhan
 
48.
Your Show of Shows (1950 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Live, original comedy originally featuring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca. Carl Reiner and Howard Morris joined the show later... (90 mins.)
Director: Max Liebman
“ Carl Reiner was second banana to Sid Ceasar in all of his shows, and a brilliant pair they made. Another featured performer is Imogene Coca, who stole every scene in the comedy... ” - grendelkhan
 
49.
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated. (98 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
“ Imogene Coca is Ellen Griswold's nasty aunt, who joins their trip to the Grand Canyon. Also appearing in the film, as a crooked car salesman, is Eugene Levy, best known for... ” - grendelkhan
 
50.
SCTV Network (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Comedy parody about TV. (90 mins.)
“ Well, in my world, Eugene Levy is better known for SCTV than movies with people having sex with pies; maybe not as much as for Best in Show. Also appearing on the show, in the earlier syndicated days, was Harold Ramis. Ramis would also do some voicework in... ” - grendelkhan
 
51.
Heavy Metal (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror. (86 mins.)
“ Several SCTV performers, including Harold Ramis, did voicework for Heavy Metal. The film adapts stories from the magazine, Heavy Metal, which featured a few pieces from artist Howard Chaykin, who also designed some characters for Taarna. Chaykin was a script editor on the superhero tv show... ” - grendelkhan
 
52.
The Flash (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A police forensic scientist, Barry Allen, battles crimes as the super-fast superhero "The Flash". (48 mins.)
“ Howard Chaykin was a script editor on the Flash, and appeared in the episode that introduced the Trickster, played by Mark Hamill. The Flash was one of DC's biggest stars in the 50s and 60s, leading to appearances on... ” - grendelkhan
 
53.
The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The animated adventures of several DC Comics superheroes. (60 mins.)
“ The Flash was one of several back-up cartoons featured during the Aquaman half hour. In those cartoons, many of the voices were provided by Ted Knight, who is best known for... ” - grendelkhan
 
54.
Mary Tyler Moore (1970 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home. (30 mins.)
“ Ted Knight played hapless anchorman Ted Baxter in this seminal comedy series. The series would have several spin-offs, including the popular... ” - grendelkhan
 
55.
Rhoda (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
After spending several years in her young adult life in Minneapolis but with her brash Bronx Jewish upbringing in tow and with its associated sarcasm... (30 mins.)
“ Rhoda Morganstern got her own series, and her parents were regular features. Her father was played by Harold Gould, who also appeared in... ” - grendelkhan
 
56.
The Sting (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In Chicago in September 1936, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker. (129 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
“ Harold Gould is one of the con men who aids Newman and Redford in their attempt to gain revenge on a mobster, played by Robert Shaw. Shaw played a German officer in... ” - grendelkhan
 
57.
Battle of the Bulge (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A dramatization of Nazi Germany's final Western Front counterattack of World War II. (167 mins.)
Director: Ken Annakin
“ Robert Shaw plays the commander of the German attack in this film. Also appearing in the film is James MacArthur, who is best known as... ” - grendelkhan
 
58.
Hawaii Five-O (1968 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The investigations of Hawaii Five-0, an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police answerable only to the governor and headed by stalwart Steve McGarrett. (60 mins.)
“ James MacArthur played Danno in this seminal police series, starring Jack Lord. Lord played the first movie Felix Leiter in this James Bond film... ” - grendelkhan
 
59.
Dr. No (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A resourceful British government agent seeks answers in a case involving the disappearance of a colleague and the disruption of the American space program. (110 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
“ Jack Lord was Felix Leiter in the first Eon Productions James Bond. Playing the villain was Joseph Wiseman, who played another Asian villain in... ” - grendelkhan
 
60.
Men of the Dragon (1974 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Two men and a woman, all friends and martial arts experts, visit Hong Kong, where they grew up. When the woman disappears... (74 mins.)
Director: Harry Falk
“ This martial arts-themed tv movie has Joseph Wiseman as the villain, and stars Jared Martin as one of the heroes. Martin also appeared in the short-lived sci-fi series... ” - grendelkhan
 
61.
The Fantastic Journey (1977 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A scientific expedition in the Atlantic Ocean becomes lost in the Bermuda Triangle and washes up on an uncharted island... (60 mins.)
“ Jared Martin appeared in this series, about people lost in the Bermuda Triangle. The series also featured Ike Eisenmann, who children of the 70s will remember from... ” - grendelkhan
 
62.
Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Two mysterious orphan children have extraordinary powers and are chased by a scheming millionaire. But where do these kids really call home? (97 mins.)
Director: John Hough
“ Ike Eisenmann played one of two children with paranormal powers, in this Disney film. The film spawned a sequel... ” - grendelkhan
 
63.
Return from Witch Mountain (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Tia and her brother Tony have supernatural powers, can communicate and move things with the power of their mind alone... (95 mins.)
Director: John Hough
“ This sequel to Escape to Witch Mountain also featured Ike Eisenmann. He falls under the control of Christopher Lee, who will forever be known as... ” - grendelkhan
 
64.
Horror of Dracula (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Jonathan Harker begets the ire of Count Dracula after he accepts a job at the vampire's castle under false pretenses. (82 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
“ Christopher Lee began a long streak as Dracula, based on the Bram Stoker novel. His nemesis is Dr. Abraham Van Helsing, played by Peter Cushing. Cushing also appeared in... ” - grendelkhan
 
65.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. (121 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ Peter Cushing is Grand Moff Tarkin, who commands the Death Star, with Darth Vader as his henchman. Vader is played, physically, by Dave Prowse, who had a small part in... ” - grendelkhan
 
66.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan. (136 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Dave Prowse plays the bodyguard to the writer who had been attacked by Malcolm McDowell and his gang. McDowell had earlier appeared in Lyndsay Anderson's... ” - grendelkhan
 
67.
If.... (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England. (111 mins.)
“ Malcolm McDowell is one of the malcontents in his first collaboration with director Lyndsay Anderson. Also appearing in the film, and in Anderson's other films, is Brian Pettifer, who was a cast member of the detective series... ” - grendelkhan
 
68.
Hamish Macbeth (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Hamish Macbeth is a police constable in the small Scottish town of Lochdubh, who occasionally bends... (60 mins.)
“ Brian Pettifer is a shop owner in the village where PC Hamish Macbeth keeps the peace. Aso appearing in the series was Maurice Roeves, who played a colonel in the British Army in the film... ” - grendelkhan
 
69.
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War. (112 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ Maurice Roeves played Col. Munro in this film. One of his two daughters is played by Madeline Stowe, who appears in this movie.. ” - grendelkhan
 
70.
Closet Land (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young writer is interrogated by a sadistic secret policeman. She is accused of embedding political messages in her children's stories... (89 mins.)
Director: Radha Bharadwaj
“ Madeline Stowe is one of only two actors who appears in this film. The other is Alan Rickman, who plays (surprisingly) the villain in... ” - grendelkhan
 
71.
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
When Robin and his Moorish companion come to England and the tyranny of the Sheriff of Nottingham, he decides to fight back as an outlaw. (143 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
“ Alan Rickman play the Sherriff of Nottingham, to Kevin Costner's rather bland Robin Hood. One of the hooks of this Robin Hood was Morgan Freeman as Robin's cohort, a Moor. A similar concept had been done in this Robin Hood series... ” - grendelkhan
 
72.
Robin Hood (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A forest mystical being appoints two men in succession as the legendary outlaw defender of the oppressed. (60 mins.)
“ This version of Robin Hood featured a Saracen member of the Merry Men, as well as mystical elements, such as Herne the Hunter. It also featured Robert Addie as Guy of Gisborn. Addie also played Mordred, in this version of King Arthur... ” - grendelkhan
 
73.
Excalibur (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the round table of Camelot even as forces conspire to tear it apart (140 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
“ Robert Addie played Mordred in the film, which also features early cinema roles from several British and Irish actors, including Patrick Stewart. Stewart would also appear on tv in... ” - grendelkhan
 
74.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced out of semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons. (290 mins.)
“ Patrick Stewart plays Karla, the Russian spymaster and George Smiley's opposite number, in this adaptation of John le Carre's novel. The character of George Smiley appears in several of le Carre's novels, including.... ” - grendelkhan
 
75.
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one. (112 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
“ George Smiley works with Control in running this operation. Richard Burton plays the burnt out British agent at the heart of the story. Also appearing is German actor Oskar Werner, who starred in Francois Truffault's... ” - grendelkhan
 
76.
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In an oppressive future, a fireman whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task. (112 mins.)
“ Oskar Werner is Montag, the protagonist of Ray Bradbury's seminal novel about firemen who burn books, in a society where they are outlawed. Also appearing in the film is Cyril Cusak, who appears in the similarly themed film... ” - grendelkhan
 
77.
1984 (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In a totalitarian future society, a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love. (113 mins.)
Director: Michael Radford
“ Cyril Cusak plays a shop owner who provides Winston Smith with a secret place to meet his lover. Smith is played by John Hurt, who made a name for himself as Quentin Crisp, in this film... ” - grendelkhan
 
78.
The Naked Civil Servant (1975 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The life and times of Quentin Crisp, an outrageous and flamboyant homosexual, coming of age and growing into old age in conservative England. (77 mins.)
Director: Jack Gold
“ This film tells the story of Quentin Crisp, a seminal figure in British culture, with regards to gay rights. Crisp himself would appear in the rather avant garde production of this Virginia Woolf novel... ” - grendelkhan
 
79.
Orlando (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that... (94 mins.)
Director: Sally Potter
“ This adaptation of Virginia Woolf's tale of a seemingly immortal figure who changes gender at various points in his/her life features Quentin Crisp as Queen Elizabeth I. Portraying Orlando is Tilda Swinton, who appeared in this film... ” - grendelkhan
 
80.
The Statement (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Tale of a former Nazi executioner who becomes a target of hit men and Police investigators. (120 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
“ Tilda Swinton is an investigator who is tracking a French war criminal, played by Michael Caine. In the film, Caine's character collaborated with the Germans in rounding up Jews. In a previous role, Caine played a German, who attempts to save a Jew, in this film... ” - grendelkhan
 
81.
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A German plot to kidnap Winston Churchill unfolds at the height of World War II. (135 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
“ Michael Caine plays Kurt Steiner, commander of a fallschirmjaegger detachment, who finds himself under court martial for attempting to save a young Jewish woman, in defiance of an SS gruppenfueher. His death sentence is reprieved to carry out a special operation to capture Winston Churchill. Also in the film is Larry Hagman, who plays an Army colonel who is less than competent. Hagman had an early role in this film, as a translator for the president of the United States... ” - grendelkhan
 
82.
Fail-Safe (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted? (112 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Larry Hagman appears in this seminal Cold War film, about a bomber that is headed towards its target in the USSR, despite efforts to recall it. This scenario is also featured in this film... ” - grendelkhan
 
83.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. (95 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove shared a plot of a strategic bomber on its way to the USSR to bomb its target with Fail-Safe. This dark comedy also featured, as one of the crew of the B-52, a young James Earl Jones. Jones would later appear in... ” - grendelkhan
 
84.
A Piece of the Action (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Dave Anderson and Manny Durrell are two high-class sneak thieves who have never been caught. Joshua... (135 mins.)
Director: Sidney Poitier
“ James Earl Jones appears in this film as a retiring cop who blackmails Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby into helping out a youth center, with a jobs program. Meanwhile, they are dodging a mobster out to kill Poitier. The film also featured Denise Nicholas, who was part of the cast of... ” - grendelkhan
 
85.
Room 222 (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Black teacher Pete Dixon tries to teach the students at Walt Whitman High to be tolerant. He is assisted by girlfriend and school counselor Liz and student teacher (later teacher) Alice. The students love him. (30 mins.)
“ Denise Nicholas was one of cast of this seminal drama/comedy. Also appearing in the series was Judy Strangis, who appeared in the Saturday morning kid's show... ” - grendelkhan
 
86.
Electra Woman and Dyna Girl (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The adventures of two female superheroes. (24 mins.)
“ Judy Strangis was Dyna Girl to Deidre Hall's Electra Woman in this Sid and Marty Krofft show. Also appearing as Frank, the scientist who creates their equipment, was Norman Alden, who was the voice of Aquaman on... ” - grendelkhan
 
87.
Super Friends (1973 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The greatest of the DC Comics superheroes work together to uphold the good with the help of some young proteges. (60 mins.)
“ Norman Alden was Aquaman, while Olan Soule was Batman. Soule was a character actor who appeared in many things, including... ” - grendelkhan
 
88.
The Andy Griffith Show (1960 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Widower Sheriff Andy and his son Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry NC. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney. (30 mins.)
“ Olan Soule appeared in several episodes as John Masters, who directed the choir in which Andy sang, and Barney wanted to sing. Also appearing in the show was Howard Morris, as Ernest T. Bass. Morris also did cartoon voices, including Jughead, in... ” - grendelkhan
 
89.
The Archie Show (1968 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The comedic misadventures and music of Archie Andrews and his friends. (30 mins.)
Director: Hal Sutherland
“ Howard Morris was Jughead on the Archie Show. Also doing voices was Filmation veteran Jane Webb, who also voiced characters in... ” - grendelkhan
 
90.
Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
This series is based on the adventures of Tarzan who seeks to champion the less fortunate, to right wrongs and to protect both the animals in his jungle as well as the human visitors. (30 mins.)
“ Jane Webb voiced several characters in Filmation's Tarzan series. Tarzan goes way back in movies and tv and has featured some notable actors. This Tarzan featured a future Oscar winner... ” - grendelkhan
 
91.
Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Four British villains raid a settlement to obtain explosives for use in a diamond mine. In doing so they nearly destroy the settlement, so and Tarzan pursues them to their mine. (88 mins.)
Director: John Guillermin
“ This Tarzan film features a young Sean Connery as one of the villains, in a very early movie role. Connery would also be featured in the movie... ” - grendelkhan
 
92.
The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Two British soldiers in India decide to resign from the Army and set themselves up as deities in Kafiristan--a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander. (129 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ Sean Connery and Michael Caine star in this film, based on Rudyard Kipling. The film is directed by John Huston, who also directed... ” - grendelkhan
 
93.
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. (100 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ John Huston directs this adaptation of Dashiell Hammet, with Humphrey Bogart as detective Sam Spade. Bogie would appear with Bette Davis in... ” - grendelkhan
 
94.
The Petrified Forest (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert. (82 mins.)
Director: Archie L. Mayo
“ Bogie and Bette Davis appear in this Warner Bros. crime film. Many years later, Davis would co-star in this horror/thriller... ” - grendelkhan
 
95.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
“ This thriller featured Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, who hated one another, which added to the creepy performances. Crawford became infamous, thanks to her daughter's book, and this movie... ” - grendelkhan
 
96.
Mommie Dearest (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Mommie Dearest, best-selling memoir turned motion picture, depicts the abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother, screen queen Joan Crawford. (129 mins.)
Director: Frank Perry
“ This way over the top adaptation of Christina Crawford's trashy tell-all, about her mother Joan, stars Faye Dunaway. Dunaway made a name for herself in this gangster film... ” - grendelkhan
 
97.
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A somewhat romanticized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang. (111 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
“ Faye Dunaway co-starred with Warren Beatty in this biopic. Also in the film was Michael J. Pollard, who would later appear in... ” - grendelkhan
 
98.
Roxanne (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Based on the play "Cyrano de Bergerac", large nosed C.D. Bales falls for the beautiful Roxanne while she falls for his personality but another man's looks. (107 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
“ Michael J Pollard is one of the firemen in Roxanne. Also appearing, in a bit part, is Damon Wayans, who would gain greater fame in... ” - grendelkhan
 
99.
In Living Color (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The Wayans siblings present an African-American focused sketch comedy show. (30 mins.)
“ Damon Wayans appeared here, along with brothers Keenan, Shawn, Marlon, and sister Kim. Also appearing as a Fly Girl was Jennifer Lopez, who appeared in... ” - grendelkhan
 
100.
Monster-in-Law (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
The love life of Charlotte is reduced to an endless string of disastrous blind dates, until she meets the perfect man, Kevin. Unfortunately, his merciless mother will do anything to destroy their relationship. (101 mins.)
Director: Robert Luketic
“ J-Lo appeared in this rather mediocre comedy, with a much better actress, Jane Fonda. Fonda is remembered for, amongst other things, appearing in this Italian-produced film... ” - grendelkhan