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1.
The Wolverine (2013)
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When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons. (126 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ Jackman owns Wolverine, but the film still doesn't do the character justice.
another bland generic actioner, to add to a bland generic summer ” - FlashCallahan
 
2.
The Heat (2013)
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An uptight FBI Special Agent is paired with a foul-mouthed Boston cop to take down a ruthless drug lord. (117 mins.)
Director: Paul Feig
“ A twist on the buddy cop movie, we've seen it all before, yet its quite refreshing... ” - FlashCallahan
 
3.
The Lone Ranger (2013)
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Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice. (150 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ Soulless stuff. Depp looks bored, and despite the fact he probably got paid well for this, I feel sorry for Hammer. ” - FlashCallahan
 
4.
The Dark Half (1993)
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A writer's fictional alter ego wants to take over his life...at any price. (122 mins.)
“ Another one of those King movies that were made to cash in on the authors name. Romero does a poor job. ” - FlashCallahan
 
5.
Vegas Vacation (1997)
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In the fourth outing for the vacation franchise, the Griswolds have to survive Vegas fever when they go to Las Vegas for a fun family vacation. (93 mins.)
Director: Stephen Kessler
“ Funnier than expected, should have got rid of the dam tour though.. ” - FlashCallahan
 
6.
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
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After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpson family are declared fugitives. (87 mins.)
Director: David Silverman
“ Not as funny as I remember. Still good though ” - FlashCallahan
 
7.
For a Good Time, Call... (2012)
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Former college frenemies Lauren and Katie move into a fabulous Gramercy Park apartment, and in order to make ends meet, the unlikely pair start a phone sex line together. (85 mins.)
Director: Jamie Travis
“ A sweet little movie, with lots of funny characters ” - FlashCallahan
 
8.
Jumanji (1995)
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When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game. (104 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
“ A lot poorer now I'm in my thirties. ” - FlashCallahan
 
9.
Guest House Paradiso (1999)
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Richie and Eddie are in charge of the worst hotel in the UK, Guest House Paradiso, neighbouring a nuclear power plant... (89 mins.)
“ Awful cash in on Bottom, these two geniuses should be ashamed of themselves ” - FlashCallahan
 
10.
RED 2 (2013)
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Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. (116 mins.)
Director: Dean Parisot
“ Surprisingly good, Willis gets a sequel right for once. On par with the original. ” - FlashCallahan
 
11.
Grandma's Boy (2006)
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A 35 year old video game tester has to move in with his grandma and her two old lady roommates. (94 mins.)
“ Happy Madison do it again, a funny movie, surprisingly endearing with characters too ” - FlashCallahan
 
12.
McHale's Navy (1997)
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Retired Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale spends his days puttering around the Caribbean in the old PT-73 selling homebrew... (108 mins.)
Director: Bryan Spicer
 
13.
Children of the Corn (1984)
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A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believe everyone over the age of 18 must be killed. (92 mins.)
Director: Fritz Kiersch
 
14.
Bad Dreams (1988)
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The lone survivor of a suicide cult wakes from a thirteen-year coma in a psychiatric ward, where other patients suddenly start dying under mysterious and gruesome circumstances. (80 mins.)
Director: Andrew Fleming
 
15.
Mousehunt (1997)
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Two stumblebum inheritors are determined to rid their antique house of a mouse who is equally determined to stay where he is. (98 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
 
16.
Almost an Angel (1990)
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A small-time crook becomes convinced he has become an angel after a traumatic incident and resolves to perform the work of one. (95 mins.)
Director: John Cornell
 
17.
Trespass (1992)
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Two Arkansas firemen, Vince and Don, get hold of a map that leads to a cache of stolen gold in an abandoned factory in East St... (101 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
18.
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
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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
 
19.
Wilderness (2006)
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Juvenile delinquents gets sent to a small British island after a fellow prisoners death, where they have to fight for survival. (93 mins.)
 
20.
The Astronaut's Wife (1999)
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After an explosion in space and subsequent two-minute radio-out period, two astronauts return home to their wives. Slightly it's revealed that they're not the same as they were. (109 mins.)
Director: Rand Ravich
 
21.
Alan Partridge (2013)
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When famous DJ Alan Partridge's radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege. (90 mins.)
Director: Declan Lowney
 
22.
The Conjuring (2013)
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Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. (112 mins.)
Director: James Wan
 
23.
The Paperboy (2012)
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A reporter returns to his Florida home-town to investigate a case involving a death row inmate. (107 mins.)
Director: Lee Daniels
 
24.
Broken City (2013)
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In a city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure: Mayor Nicholas Hostetler. (109 mins.)
Director: Allen Hughes
 
25.
Mary and Max (2009)
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A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. (92 mins.)
Director: Adam Elliot
 
26.
Sharknado (2013 TV Movie)
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When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace. (86 mins.)
 
27.
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
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When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world. (97 mins.)
Director: Peter Ramsey
 
28.
The Ninth Configuration (1980)
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A new commanding officer arrives at a remote castle serving as an insane asylum for crazy and AWOL U.S... (118 mins.)
 
29.
1408 (2007)
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A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror. (104 mins.)
 
30.
Born Romantic (2000)
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Three young men pursue three beautiful women across London. (96 mins.)
Director: David Kane
 
31.
Firestorm (1998)
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Firefighter Jesse Graves has to save ornithologist Jennifer and other people caught in a forest fire... (89 mins.)
Director: Dean Semler
 
32.
Top Dog (1995)
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With his cop companion shot and killed by terrorists, Reno The Dog pairs up with tough cop Jake in thwarting the criminal organization. (86 mins.)
Director: Aaron Norris
 
33.
What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)
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Follows the lives of five interconnected couples as they experience the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and realize that no matter what you plan for, life does not always deliver what is expected. (110 mins.)
Director: Kirk Jones
 
34.
Tower Block (2012)
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Several months after witnessing a murder, residents of Tower Block 31 find themselves being picked off by a sniper, pitting those lucky enough to be alive into a battle for survival. (90 mins.)
 
35.
V/H/S (2012)
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When a group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for. (116 mins.)
 
36.
Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater (2011 Documentary)
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Louis jokes about fatherhood, success, and flying first class at the Beacon Theatre in New York. (63 mins.)
Director: Louis C.K.
Stars: Louis C.K.
 
37.
The Pig Who Cried Werewolf (2011 Video)
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The Three Pigs live in a house together, but Heimlich gets scared when he sees Wolf move in next door and acting strange. (6 mins.)
Director: Gary Trousdale
 
38.
Megamind: The Button of Doom (2011 Video)
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On Megamind's first day as a hero, his most evil invention comes to life and he must put a stop to it. (16 mins.)
Director: Simon J. Smith
 
39.
B.O.B.'s Big Break (2009 Video)
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Join B.O.B., Dr. Cockroach and The Missing Link for dynamite action and mind-blowing adventure. The... (13 mins.)
Director: Robert Porter
 
40.
Night of the Living Carrots (2011 Video)
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After a mutant alien pumpkin explodes on the Murphy's carrot garden, zombie carrots start attacking the immediate area, and it's up to the Monsters to save the night again. (13 mins.)
Director: Robert Porter
 
41.
First Flight (2006 Short Film)
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The story of a fastidiously organized businessman, whose perspective on life is forever changed through an unexpected encounter with a tiny fledgling bird. (8 mins.)
 
42.
The Pacifier (2005)
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Disgraced Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains in the kids' house. (95 mins.)
Director: Adam Shankman
 
43.
Air Force One (1997)
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Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he - an ex-soldier - works from hiding to defeat them. (124 mins.)
 
44.
10 to Midnight (1983)
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A LAPD detective is on the trail of a very handsome young man who had been seducing and slashing many young women to death. (101 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
45.
Death Before Dishonor (1987)
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Gunnery Sergeant Burns reports for duty to an American Embassy in the Middle East. However due to the 'enlightened' views of the Ambassador... (91 mins.)
Director: Terry Leonard
 
46.
Jurassic Park (1993)
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During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. (127 mins.)
 
47.
The Whoopee Boys (1986)
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Two obnoxious and dim-witted misfits attempt to save a school for needy children by attempting to sneak into the wealthy high society of Palm Beach to get the money needed for their cause. (88 mins.)
Director: John Byrum
 
48.
Cabin Boy (1994)
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A foul-mouthed finishing school graduate mistakenly winds up on an ill-fated fishing boat and faces the wrath of a crew that considers him bad luck. (80 mins.)
Director: Adam Resnick
 
49.
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)
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A kid from the Midwest moves out to Hollywood in order to follow in his parents footsteps -- and become a porn star. (97 mins.)
Director: Tom Brady
 
50.
Slugs (1988)
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Killer slugs on the rampage in a rural community. (92 mins.)
Director: J.P. Simon
 
51.
The New Guy (2002)
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A high school senior branded uncool in the ninth grade gets himself expelled so he changes his image to cool kid at the town's other high school. (88 mins.)
Director: Ed Decter
 
52.
Senseless (1998)
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A student gets his senses enhanced by an experimental drug. But abuse is not an option. (93 mins.)
 
53.
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
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The cross-country adventures of two good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends. (107 mins.)
Director: Peter Farrelly
 
54.
Heat (1986)
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Las Vegas is the backdrop for all the torrid action of heat, as Burt Reynolds plays the soft-hearted bodyguard who's out to protect his friends. (101 mins.)
Director: R.M. Richards
 
55.
Revenge of the Ninja (1983)
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After his family is killed in Japan by ninjas, Cho and his son Kane come to America to start a new life... (90 mins.)
Director: Sam Firstenberg
 
56.
Side Effects (2013)
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A young woman's world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects. (106 mins.)
 
57.
Detention (2011)
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As a copycat killer named after movie villain Cinderhella stalks the student body at Grizzly Lake High School, a group of co-eds band together to survive while serving detention. (93 mins.)
Director: Joseph Kahn
 
58.
Stash House (2012)
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Dave and Amy have found the perfect house, until they discover a stash of heroin and end up imprisoned in it by violent thugs. (99 mins.)
 
59.
Warm Bodies (2013)
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After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform the entire lifeless world. (98 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Levine
 
60.
Devil's Pass (2013)
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A group of 5 students go the location of the infamous "dyatlov pass incident", to make a documentary but things take a turn for the worse to reveal the secrets as to what happened there. (100 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
 
61.
Compliance (2012)
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A normal Friday service at a fast food restaurant becomes interrupted by a police officer who claims an employee stole from a customer, but something more sinister is going on. (90 mins.)
Director: Craig Zobel
 
62.
Dead Heat (1988)
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Two policemen are brought back to life to chase down supernatural criminals. (86 mins.)
Director: Mark Goldblatt