Letters of the Language: E

by lowelllock | created - 28 Jan 2012 | updated - 30 Jan 2012 | Public

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1. Porky & Daffy (1938)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Daffy Duck, who only seems to awaken to the sound of a struck platter cover, is a boxer (managed by Porky Pig), who boxes against a champion rooster in a widely commercialized event. His ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Clampett | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 256

One of weesingwikia's favorite cartoon characters: Porky.

Studio: Warner Bros. Entertainment Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures (a TimeWarner company)

2. The China Plate (1931)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Fantasy

The emperor's musicians play their instruments (and a stray cat) while the ladies of the court dance. Meanwhile, the children fish and play. But soon, the children anger the emperor, who ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson

Votes: 283

One of weesingwikia's favorite cartoon characters: Silly Symphonies.

International Company: The Oceans Group Studio: The Disney-ABC-Dolfin Company Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company)

3. The Night of the Living Duck (1988)

G | 7 min | Horror, Short, Animation

After indulging in horror comic book reading, Daffy has a dream where he is singing in a nightclub for monsters.

Directors: Greg Ford, Terry Lennon | Stars: Mel Blanc, Mel Tormé

Votes: 258

One of weesingwikia's favorite cartoon characters: Daffy.

Studio: Warner Bros. Entertainment Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures (a TimeWarner company)

4. The Champ (I) (1931)

Passed | 86 min | Drama, Sport

Alcoholic ex-boxer struggles to provide a good living for his son.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Irene Rich, Roscoe Ates

Votes: 2,259

One of weesingwikia's favorite TCM's.

Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Holdings, Inc. Distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (an MGM company)

5. Three Wishes (1989 Video)

35 min | Short, Family, Fantasy

When The Backyard Gang can't agree on how to spend their day, Barney the Dinosaur provides three wishes to help them decide what to do for fun.

Director: John Grable | Stars: Sandy Duncan, Brian Eppes, Leah Gloria, Salim Grant

Votes: 14

One of weesingwikia's favorite American educational series: Barney.

Studio: Lionsgate Entertainment Distributor: Family Home Entertainment (a Lionsgate company)

6. Last Rites (1988)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Angela, the beautiful Mexican mistress of a NY mobster, asks virginal Father Michael for protection after Zena, the mobster's wife, kills her cheating husband. Michael becomes torn between his vows, Angela and his sister - Zena.

Director: Donald P. Bellisario | Stars: Tom Berenger, Daphne Zuniga, Chick Vennera, Anne Twomey

Votes: 900 | Gross: $0.43M

One of weesingwikia's favorite crime movies.

Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Holdings, Inc. Distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (an MGM company)

7. Cocktail (1988)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

12 Metascore

A talented New York City bartender takes a job at a bar in Jamaica and falls in love.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue, Lisa Banes

Votes: 68,395 | Gross: $78.22M

One of weesingwikia's favorite Touchstone clippings.

International Company: The Oceans Group Studio: The Disney-ABC-Dolfin Company Distributor: Dolfin Pictures (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company)

8. U2: Rattle and Hum (1988)

PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary, Music

A documentary of Irish rock group U2's Fall 1987 tour of North America.

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.

Votes: 5,325 | Gross: $8.60M

One of weesingwikia's favorite CIC clippings.

Studio: Paramount Digital Entertainment Distributor: Paramount Vantage (a Paramount company)

9. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

85 Metascore

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 754,837 | Gross: $248.16M

One of weesingwikia's favorite CIC clippings.

Studio: Paramount Digital Entertainment Distributor: Paramount Pictures (a Paramount company)

10. The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Kermit, Gonzo, and Fozzie are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 11,315 | Gross: $31.21M

One of weesingwikia's favorite TV broadcasters.

Studio: The Weinstein Company Distributor: Jim Henson Productions (a subsidiary of The Weinstein Company)

11. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

47 Metascore

When eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger

Votes: 44,637 | Gross: $40.90M

One of weesingwikia's favorite TV broadcasters.

Studio: Warner Bros. Entertainment Distributor: Roadshow Entertainment (a TimeWarner company)

12. Mighty Mouse

Animation, Action, Adventure | Announced

Update of the classic cartoon about a mouse superhero who protects his rodent brethren from the tyranny of the cat menace.

One of weesingwikia's favorite TV broadcasters.

International Company: The Oceans Group Studio: CBS-Viacom Studios Distributor: Viacom Pictures Animation (a Viacom company)

13. Popeye (1980)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

64 Metascore

The adventures of the sailor man and his friends in the seaside town of Sweethaven.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley

Votes: 25,630 | Gross: $49.82M

One of weesingwikia's favorite TV broadcasters.

Studio: Paramount Digital Entertainment Distributor: Fleischer Pictures (a Paramount company)

14. Dennis the Menace (1993)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family

When his parents have to go out of town, Dennis stays with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. The little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy, but Dennis is just trying to be helpful. Even to the thief who's arrived in town.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Walter Matthau, Mason Gamble, Joan Plowright, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 48,744 | Gross: $51.27M

One of weesingwikia's favorite TV broadcasters.

Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Holdings, Inc. Distributor: Hanna-Barbera Pictures (an MGM company)

15. Teen Wolf (1985)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Fantasy

25 Metascore

An ordinary high school student discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti, Jerry Levine

Votes: 39,030 | Gross: $33.09M

One of weesingwikia's favorite TV broadcasters.

Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Holdings, Inc. Distributor: Hanna-Barbera Pictures (an MGM company)

16. Taxi (1978–1983)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things.

Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner

Votes: 9,308

One of weesingwikia's favorite analogue TV series.

Studio: Paramount Digital Entertainment Distributor: Paramount Television (a Paramount company)

17. Punky Brewster (1984–1988)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Comedy

Punky Brewster is a show about a girl named Penelope "Punky" Brewster. She is abandoned with her dog, Brandon, in a supermarket by her mother. She doesn't want to stay in an orphanage, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Soleil Moon Frye, George Gaynes, Cherie Johnson, Sandy

Votes: 3,744

One of weesingwikia's favorite analogue TV series.

Studio: Sony Pictures Studios Distributor: Airwave Distribution (a Sony Pictures Releasing company) / Columbia Pictures (a Sony Pictures Releasing company)

18. Rain Man (1988)

R | 133 min | Drama

65 Metascore

Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen

Votes: 420,463 | Gross: $172.83M

Czechoslovakian Poster, Czech Issue [measures: 23x33.5" (58x85cm)]

Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Holdings, Inc. Distributor: United Artists Pictures (an MGM company)

19. Raging Bull (1980)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

92 Metascore

Emotionally self-destructive boxer, Jake La Motta's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

Votes: 269,450 | Gross: $23.38M

US Poster [measures: 27x41" (69x104cm)]

Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Holdings, Inc. Distributor: United Artists Pictures (an MGM company)

20. Damn Yankees (1958)

Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A frustrated fan of the hopeless Washington Senators makes a pact with the Devil to help the baseball team win the league pennant.

Directors: George Abbott, Stanley Donen | Stars: Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston, Russ Brown

Votes: 1,993

One of weesingwikia's favorite music movies.

Studio: Warner Bros. Entertainment Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures (a TimeWarner company)

21. The Land Before Time (1988)

G | 69 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

66 Metascore

An orphaned brontosaurus teams up with other young dinosaurs in order to reunite with their families in a valley.

Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Pat Hingle, Gabriel Damon, Judith Barsi, Helen Shaver

Votes: 68,889 | Gross: $48.09M

One of weesingwikia's favorite musical movies.

International Company: The Oceans Group Studio: NBC-Universal Distribution Distributor: Universal Animation Pictures (a division of NBC Universal)

22. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

83 Metascore

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman

Votes: 162,995 | Gross: $21.00M

One of weesingwikia's favorite family movies.

Mom: Leona Lewis Dad: Ne-Yo / Usher Raymond Uncle: George Clooney / Jason Schwartzman / Eric Chase Anderson / Wallace Wolodarsky / Bill Murray / Willem Dafoe / Owen Wilson / Michael Gambon / Robin Hurlstone / Hugo Guinness / Jarvis Cocker / Brian Cox / Adrien Brody / Garth Jennings / Wes Anderson / Roman Coppola Aunt: Meryl Streep / Helen McCrory Teachers: Nicholas Castel Vanderburgh / Marsha Mason / Siera Florindo / Tajja Isen / Zachary Bloch

Studio: William Fox Film Corporation Distributor: William Fox Film Pictures (a William Fox Film company)

23. Super Why! (2007– )

30 min | Animation, Family

Super why is a great adventure to get kids to "look in a book!" Wyatt and his pals usually have to solve a problem by looking into a story and solving a puzzle. My infant son loves this ... See full summary »

Stars: Siera Florindo, Tajja Isen, Zachary Bloch, Nicholas Castel Vanderburgh

Votes: 404

One of weesingwikia's favorite family movies.

Mom: Leona Lewis Dad: Ne-Yo / Usher Raymond Uncle: George Clooney / Jason Schwartzman / Eric Chase Anderson / Wallace Wolodarsky / Bill Murray / Willem Dafoe / Owen Wilson / Michael Gambon / Robin Hurlstone / Hugo Guinness / Jarvis Cocker / Brian Cox / Adrien Brody / Garth Jennings / Wes Anderson / Roman Coppola Aunt: Meryl Streep / Helen McCrory Teachers: Nicholas Castel Vanderburgh / Marsha Mason / Siera Florindo / Tajja Isen / Zachary Bloch

Studio: Lionsgate Distributor: Family Television (a Lionsgate company) thru Mandalay Television (a Lionsgate company)

24. Fearless (1993)

R | 122 min | Drama, Thriller

A man's personality is dramatically changed after surviving a major airline crash.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini, Rosie Perez, Tom Hulce

Votes: 19,047 | Gross: $7.00M

One of weesingwikia's drama movies.

Studio: Warner Bros. Entertainment Distributor: Castle Rock Pictures (a TimeWarner company)

25. 17 Again (2009)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

48 Metascore

Mike O'Donnell is ungrateful for how his life turned out. He gets a chance to rewrite his life when he tried to save a janitor near a bridge and jumped after him into a time vortex.

Director: Burr Steers | Stars: Zac Efron, Matthew Perry, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon

Votes: 159,144 | Gross: $64.17M

One of weesingwikia's time-travel movies.

Studio: Warner Bros. Entertainment Distributor: Castle Rock Pictures (a TimeWarner company)

26. Soldier (I) (1998)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A soldier trained from birth is deemed obsolete and dumped on a waste planet where he is reluctantly taken in by a community of defenseless, stranded wayfarers.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Kurt Russell, Jason Scott Lee, Jason Isaacs, Connie Nielsen

Votes: 47,141 | Gross: $14.57M

One of weesingwikia's action movies.

Studio: Warner Bros. Entertainment Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures (a TimeWarner company)

27. The Siege (1998)

R | 116 min | Action, Thriller

53 Metascore

The secret U.S. abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York City, which leads to the declaration of martial-law.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis, Annette Bening, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 62,319 | Gross: $40.98M

One of weesingwikia's favorite action movies.

Studio: William Fox Film Corporation Distributor: William Fox Film Pictures (a William Fox Film company)

28. Antz (1998)

PG | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

72 Metascore

A rather neurotic ant tries to break from his totalitarian society while trying to win the affection of the princess he loves.

Directors: Eric Darnell, Tim Johnson | Stars: Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Sylvester Stallone

Votes: 133,913 | Gross: $90.76M

One of weesingwikia's favorite adventure movies.

International Company: The Oceans Group Studio: CBS-Viacom Studios Distributor: Viacom Pictures Animation (a Viacom company) / Nickelodeon Movies (a Viacom company)

29. The Prince of Egypt (1998)

PG | 99 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

64 Metascore

An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.

Directors: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon Wells | Stars: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock

Votes: 102,015 | Gross: $101.22M

One of weesingwikia's favorite adventure movies.

Studio: Paramount Digital Entertainment Distributor: Fleischer Pictures Animation (a Paramount company)

30. Joseph: King of Dreams (2000 Video)

Unrated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Biography

A prophet who has the ability to interpret dreams is sold into slavery in Egypt, where people learn of his gifts.

Directors: Rob LaDuca, Robert C. Ramirez | Stars: Ben Affleck, Mark Hamill, Richard Herd, Maureen McGovern

Votes: 8,301

One of weesingwikia's favorite adventure movies.

Studio: Paramount Digital Entertainment Distributor: Fleischer Pictures Animation (a Paramount company)

31. In the Cut (2003)

R | 119 min | Mystery, Thriller

46 Metascore

New York City writing professor, Frannie Avery, has an affair with a police detective, who is investigating the murder of a beautiful young woman in her neighborhood.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Meg Ryan, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Nuccio

Votes: 19,773 | Gross: $4.75M

One of weesingwikia's favorite suspense movies.

Studio: Sony Pictures Studios Distributor: Columbia Pictures (a Sony Pictures Entertainemnt company)

32. When a Stranger Calls (2006)

PG-13 | 87 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

27 Metascore

During a babysitting gig, a high-school student is harassed by an increasingly threatening prank caller.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Camilla Belle, Tommy Flanagan, Katie Cassidy, Tessa Thompson

Votes: 38,323 | Gross: $47.86M

One of weesingwikia's favorite thriller movies.

Studio: Sony Pictures Studios Distributor: Screen Gems Pictures (a Sony Pictures Entertainemnt company)

33. Quarantine (2008)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

53 Metascore

A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC, after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.

Director: John Erick Dowdle | Stars: Jennifer Carpenter, Steve Harris, Columbus Short, Jay Hernandez

Votes: 62,502 | Gross: $31.69M

One of weesingwikia's favorite horror movies.

Studio: Sony Pictures Studios Distributor: Screen Gems Pictures (a Sony Pictures Entertainemnt company)

34. Three Kings (1999)

R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

82 Metascore

In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, four soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze

Votes: 147,921 | Gross: $60.65M

One of weesingwikia's favorite war movies.

Studio: Warner Bros. Entertainment Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures (a TimeWarner company)

35. The Jacket (2005)

R | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

44 Metascore

A Gulf war veteran is wrongly sent to a mental institution for insane criminals, where he becomes the object of a doctor's experiments, and his life is completely affected by them.

Director: John Maybury | Stars: Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Daniel Craig, Kris Kristofferson

Votes: 100,177 | Gross: $6.30M

One of weesingwikia's favorite war movies.

Studio: Warner Bros. Entertainment Distributor: Castle Rock Pictures (a TimeWarner company)

36. L5: First City in Space (1996)

35 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Short

Life on a 10,000 person space station as viewed through the eyes of a 7 year old girl.

Directors: Toni Myers, Allan Kroeker | Stars: Genevieve Langlois, Denis Akiyama, Martha Henry, Rachel Walker

Votes: 114

One of weesingwikia's favorite space movies.

International Company: The Oceans Group Studio: The Disney-ABC-Dolfin Company Distributor: Dolfin Pictures (an subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company)

One of weesingwikia's favorite space movies.

International Company: The Oceans Group Studio: The Disney-ABC-Dolfin Company Distributor: Walt Disney Television (an subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company)

39. Octopussy (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

63 Metascore

A fake Fabergé egg, and a fellow Agent's death, lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.

Director: John Glen | Stars: Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan, Kristina Wayborn

Votes: 82,056 | Gross: $67.90M

Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Holdings, Inc. Distributor: United Artists Pictures (an MGM company)

40. Muffin Man (2003)

93 min | Comedy

Muffin Man is a "Mockumentary" of the downfall of the human species due to our social excesses (mostly over-eating). Thousands of years in the future, anthropologists from a distant galaxy ... See full summary »

Director: Jessica Eisner | Stars: Benjamin Dunn, Michelle Porras, Teri Youngman, Angela Bennett

Votes: 56

Studio: independent

41. The Little Dutch Girl (1915)

Drama

The old gardener, attracted by the antics of the ducks, goes to the lake to find a basket with a baby in it. Six years later Little Dutch is sharing in the labors of her guardian, assisting... See full summary »

Director: Emile Chautard | Stars: Vivian Martin, William J. Gross, Chester Barnett, Dorothy Fairchild

Studio: The Weinstein Company Distributor: The Weinstein Company (a subsidiary of The Weinstein Company)

42. Barnyard (2006)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

42 Metascore

When the farmer's away, all the animals play, and sing, and dance. Eventually, though, someone has to step in and run things, a responsibility that ends up going to Otis, a carefree cow.

Director: Steve Oedekerk | Stars: Kevin James, Courteney Cox, Danny Glover, Sam Elliott

Votes: 23,392 | Gross: $72.78M

International Company: The Oceans Group Studio: CBS-Viacom Studios Distributor: Viacom Pictures Animation (a Viacom company) / Nickelodeon Movies (a Viacom company)

43. Lassie (1954–1974)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The ongoing saga of the Martin family and their beloved collie, Lassie.

Stars: Lassie, Jon Provost, June Lockhart, Hugh Reilly

Votes: 2,274

Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Holdings, Inc. Distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (an MGM company)

44. Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy (1941)

17 min | Animation, Short

A toyshop owner tells a little girl the story behind the two dolls she's fallen in love with. In Ragland, needles, thread, scissors and other sewing implements come to life to create the ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Tommy Bupp, Pinto Colvig, Jack Mercer, Cecil Roy

Votes: 63

Studio: Paramount Digital Entertainment Distributor: Fleischer Pictures (a Paramount company)

45. Harold and the Purple Crayon (2001– )

TV-Y | Animation, Family, Fantasy

Harold is an adorably curious four year old with his purple crayon, who has the power to create a world of his own simply by drawing it. Harold wants to go for a walk in the moonlight, but ... See full summary »

Stars: Sharon Stone, Connor Matheus

Votes: 70

Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Holdings, Inc. Distributor: Hanna-Barbera Television (an MGM company)

46. Toyland Broadcast (1934)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Family, Short

Station ABC broadcasts the Toyland Revue, featuring music from baby-doll singers, a roly-poly bandleader, a jack-in-the-box crooner, a wind-up music box and more.

Director: Rudolf Ising | Stars: Brox Sisters, Jack Carr, The Four Blackbirds, Donald Novis

Votes: 79

Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Holdings, Inc. Distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (an MGM company)