Letters of the Language: J

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1. How to Be a Detective (1952)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Goofy is hired to solve a mystery of a missing "Al." He searches the city for clues, but constantly runs into a city sheriff (who is portrayed by Pete) who tells him to let the police ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, June Foray

Votes: 352

2. Timon & Pumbaa (1995–1999)
Episode: Mozam-Beaked/Ocean Commotion (1995)

TV-Y | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Timon and Pumbaa try to catch a noisy woodpecker. Timon and Pumbaa try to save Speedy again.

Directors: Tony Craig, Roberts Gannaway | Stars: Corey Burton, Quinton Flynn, Gilbert Gottfried, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 13

3. Therapeutic Pink (1977)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The hungry Pink Panther wanders the streets, and while longing for a bite to eat, a little dog bites his tail and refuses to let go, so he has to check into a hospital, where the doctor ... See full summary »

Director: Gerry Chiniquy

Votes: 63

4. Network (1976)

R | 121 min | Drama

88 Metascore

A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Votes: 122,356

5. Freaky Friday (1976)

G | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

51 Metascore

A mother and daughter find their personalities switched and have to live each other's lives on one strange Friday.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster, John Astin, Patsy Kelly

Votes: 9,975 | Gross: $25.94M

6. The Rescuers (1977)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

74 Metascore

Two mice of the Rescue Aid Society search for a little girl kidnapped by unscrupulous treasure hunters.

Directors: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, Art Stevens | Stars: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page, Joe Flynn

Votes: 49,010 | Gross: $71.22M

7. Eight Is Enough (1977–1981)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

This comedy drama focused on a family with eight very independent children.

Stars: Dick Van Patten, Lani O'Grady, Connie Needham, Susan Richardson

Votes: 1,978

8. Emergency! (1972–1979)

TV-G | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The crew of Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Station 51, particularly the paramedic team, and Rampart Hospital respond to emergencies in their operating area.

Stars: Randolph Mantooth, Kevin Tighe, Julie London, Bobby Troup

Votes: 3,099

10. All the President's Men (1976)

PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History

80 Metascore

"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

Votes: 85,206 | Gross: $70.60M

11. Blue Skies (1946)

Unrated | 99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Jed Potter looks back on a love triangle conducted over the course of years and between musical numbers. Dancer Jed loves showgirl Mary, who loves compulsive nightclub-opener Johnny, who ... See full summary »

Directors: Stuart Heisler, Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Joan Caulfield, Billy De Wolfe

Votes: 1,067

12. New York, New York (1977)

PG | 155 min | Drama, Music, Musical

An egotistical saxophonist and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long, up-hill climb.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Robert De Niro, Lionel Stander, Barry Primus

Votes: 15,220 | Gross: $13.80M

13. Kidsongs: A Day at Old MacDonald's Farm (1985 Video)

30 min | Short, Family

The Kidsongs Kids visit Old MacDonald's Farm, where they are shown the sights (and sounds) by Mr. and Mrs. MacDonald and the song-and-dance Scarecrow.

Director: Bruce Gowers | Stars: Andre Tayir, Dave Edwards, Mimi Horn, Christopher Cunningham Jr.

Votes: 12

14. The Black Cauldron (1985)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A young boy and a bunch of misfit friends embark on a quest to find a dark magic item of ultimate power before a diabolical tyrant can.

Directors: Ted Berman, Richard Rich | Stars: Grant Bardsley, Freddie Jones, Susan Sheridan, Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 25,425 | Gross: $21.29M

15. Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove (1934)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Music

Several members of MGM's 'galaxy of stars' attend an evening of music and a fashion show.

Director: Louis Lewyn | Stars: Leo Carrillo, The Debutantes, Eduardo Durant, Eduardo Durant's Rhumba Band

Votes: 126

16. The Black Stallion (1979)

G | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Sport

84 Metascore

While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks ... See full summary »

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse

Votes: 9,968

17. Chimpanzee (2012)

G | 78 min | Documentary

57 Metascore

A 3-months-old chimpanzee is separated from his troop and is then adopted by a fully-grown male.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield | Star: Tim Allen

Votes: 5,307 | Gross: $28.97M

18. Shoot the Moon (1982)

R | 124 min | Drama

A fifteen year marriage dissolves, leaving both the husband and wife, and their four children, devastated. He's preoccupied with a career and a mistress, she with a career and caring for ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Albert Finney, Diane Keaton, Karen Allen, Peter Weller

Votes: 2,110 | Gross: $9.22M

19. Running with Scissors (2006)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

52 Metascore

Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended family.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Joseph Cross, Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Gwyneth Paltrow

Votes: 20,857 | Gross: $6.75M

20. Oliver & Company (1988)

G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York City.

Director: George Scribner | Stars: Joey Lawrence, Billy Joel, Cheech Marin, Richard Mulligan

Votes: 36,824 | Gross: $74.15M

21. Body of Evidence (1993)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

A lawyer defends a woman accused of killing her older lover by having sex with him.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Madonna, Willem Dafoe, Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer

Votes: 12,320 | Gross: $13.28M

22. Lord of Illusions (1995)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult, who are waiting for the resurrection of their leader Nix. 13 years ago, Nix was... See full summary »

Director: Clive Barker | Stars: Scott Bakula, Kevin J. O'Connor, Joseph Latimore, Sheila Tousey

Votes: 12,387 | Gross: $13.29M

23. Phantoms (1998)

R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

26 Metascore

One hundred fifty dead, and three hundred fifty missing in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, Colorado, and that's only the beginning.

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Rose McGowan, Joanna Going, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 17,567 | Gross: $5.66M

24. Lebanon (2009)

R | 93 min | Drama, War

85 Metascore

During the First Lebanon War in 1982, a lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town.

Director: Samuel Maoz | Stars: Yoav Donat, Itay Tiran, Oshri Cohen, Michael Moshonov

Votes: 10,155 | Gross: $0.37M

25. Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003)

Not Rated | 68 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A continuation of the story told in the Daft Punk music videos "One More Time," "Aerodynamic," "Digital Love," and "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger."

Directors: Daisuke Nishio, Hirotoshi Rissen, Kazuhisa Takenouchi, Leiji Matsumoto | Stars: Romanthony, Thomas Bangalter

Votes: 12,163

26. War Horse (2011)

PG-13 | 146 min | Drama, War

72 Metascore

Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Benedict Cumberbatch

Votes: 129,399 | Gross: $79.88M