Films seen in 2016

by CanterburyTale | created - 01 Jan 2016 | updated - 31 Dec 2016 | Public

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1. The Split (1968)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Thieves fall out when over a half million dollars goes missing after the daring and carefully planned robbery of the Los Angeles Coliseum during a football game, each one accusing the other of having the money.

Director: Gordon Flemyng | Stars: Jim Brown, Diahann Carroll, Ernest Borgnine, Julie Harris

Votes: 905

TV

2. Trouble in the Sky (1960)

88 min | Drama, Thriller

In Britain, at the dawn of jet-powered commercial aviation, an aircraft manufacturer tries to shift the blame from mechanical failure to pilot error when its newest jet airliner has a series of accidents.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Michael Craig, Peter Cushing, Bernard Lee, Elizabeth Seal

Votes: 169

DVD

3. The Mark (1961)

Approved | 127 min | Drama

A man who served prison time for intent to molest a child tries to build a new life with the help of a sympathetic psychiatrist.

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Maria Schell, Stuart Whitman, Rod Steiger, Brenda de Banzie

Votes: 645

DVD

4. The Conversation (1974)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

86 Metascore

A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple, on whom he is spying, will be murdered.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 84,663 | Gross: $4.42M

DVD

5. Soul Men (2008)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

49 Metascore

Though it's been about twenty years since they have spoken with one another, two estranged soul-singing legends agree to participate in a reunion performance at the Apollo Theater to honor their recently deceased band leader.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, Sharon Leal, Adam Herschman

Votes: 9,661 | Gross: $12.08M

Online

6. Horrible Bosses (2011)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime

57 Metascore

Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Steve Wiebe

Votes: 389,737 | Gross: $117.54M

Online

7. The Call (II) (2013)

R | 94 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

51 Metascore

When a veteran 911 operator takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Halle Berry, Evie Thompson, Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut

Votes: 100,970 | Gross: $51.87M

Online

8. The Last Journey (1936)

66 min | Drama, Crime

Bob Holt's last journey as a Railway engine driver before his retirement, a journey disturbed by his distress at leaving the Railway, and his suspicions of the relationship between his wife... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: Hugh Williams, Godfrey Tearle, Julien Mitchell, Judy Gunn

Votes: 100

TV

9. Accidental Death (1963)

57 min | Drama

A man is confronted by a man in his house who declares that he is here to kill him, because he collaborated with the Nazis and caused the death of the intruder's fiancee.

Director: Geoffrey Nethercott | Stars: John Carson, Jacqueline Ellis, Derrick Sherwin, Richard Vernon

Votes: 25

DVD

10. Five to One (1963)

54 min | Drama

lan Roper tells Bookie Larry Hart that he is planning to steal £60,000 and Hart offers to launder the money for him. What Hart doesn't know is that it is actually his money Roper intends to steal.

Director: Gordon Flemyng | Stars: Lee Montague, Ingrid Hafner, John Thaw, Brian McDermott

Votes: 27

DVD

11. The Man in the Back Seat (1961)

57 min | Crime, Drama

Two young thugs rob a bookie leaving a dog-racing track with his winnings, but when they grab his case full of money they discover that he has chained it to his wrist. They dash around town... See full summary »

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Derren Nesbitt, Keith Faulkner, Carol White, Harry Locke

Votes: 102

DVD

12. Nowhere to Go (1958)

Approved | 89 min | Crime, Drama

Paul Gregory is sprung from jail in London by his accomplice after getting a stretch as expected for robbing a woman who falls for his charms. Only he knows how to get to the money, but his... See full summary »

Directors: Seth Holt, Basil Dearden | Stars: George Nader, Maggie Smith, Bernard Lee, Geoffrey Keen

Votes: 421

TV

13. Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Biography

67 Metascore

A look at the life and work of the great theatre, radio and film artist.

Director: Chuck Workman | Stars: Orson Welles, Simon Callow, Christopher Welles, Joanne Hill Styles

Votes: 732 | Gross: $0.02M

TV

14. Strange Affection (1957)

87 min | Crime, Drama

Tod is a motherless boy, who is mistreated by his violent father. He eventually finds happiness with kindly foster parents.

Director: Wolf Rilla | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Dorothy Alison, Colin Petersen, Terence Morgan

Votes: 105

TV

15. I Married a Woman (1958)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

Advertising executive Marshall Briggs finds his work in conflict with his love-life with fashion model Janice Blake.

Director: Hal Kanter | Stars: George Gobel, Diana Dors, Adolphe Menjou, Jessie Royce Landis

Votes: 264

TV

16. The Black Torment (1964)

85 min | Horror, Mystery

A lord returns to his manor with his new wife, to hear rumors that he had already secretly returned and had committed several murders. Has he lost his mind, or is something dark afoot?

Director: Robert Hartford-Davis | Stars: Heather Sears, John Turner, Ann Lynn, Peter Arne

Votes: 398

DVD

17. Disconnect (I) (2012)

R | 115 min | Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

A drama centered on a group of people searching for human connections in today's wired world.

Director: Henry Alex Rubin | Stars: Jason Bateman, Jonah Bobo, Haley Ramm, Hope Davis

Votes: 68,691 | Gross: $7.44M

TV

18. The Peanuts Movie (2015)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

67 Metascore

Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life.

Director: Steve Martino | Stars: Noah Schnapp, Bill Melendez, Hadley Belle Miller, Francesca Capaldi

Votes: 37,856 | Gross: $130.18M

Cinema

19. Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe (2015)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Scrat's epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save ... See full summary »

Directors: Mike Thurmeier, Galen T. Chu | Stars: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Chris Wedge

Votes: 2,531

Cinema

20. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010)

PG | 82 min | Action, Comedy, Family

30 Metascore

The ongoing war between the canine and feline species is put on hold when they join forces to thwart a rogue cat spy with her own sinister plans for conquest.

Director: Brad Peyton | Stars: Bette Midler, Chris O'Donnell, Jack McBrayer, James Marsden

Votes: 12,047 | Gross: $43.59M

DVD

21. Coyote Falls (2010)

G | 3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Wile E. Coyote incorporates a bungee cord into his plans to catch the Road Runner.

Director: Matthew O'Callaghan | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 450

DVD

22. The Dresser (1983)

PG | 118 min | Drama

An effeminate personal assistant of a deteriorating veteran actor struggles to get him through a difficult performance of King Lear.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Edward Fox, Zena Walker

Votes: 4,191 | Gross: $5.31M

DVD

23. Zookeeper (2011)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

30 Metascore

A group of zoo animals decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zookeeper find love, without opting to leave his current job for something more illustrious.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb, Ken Jeong

Votes: 50,758 | Gross: $80.36M

TV

24. Emil und die Detektive (1931)

75 min | Adventure, Family, Drama

Emil goes to Berlin to see his grandmother with a large amount of money and is offered sweets by a strange man that make him sleep. He wakes up at his stop with no money. It is up to him and a group of children to save the day.

Director: Gerhard Lamprecht | Stars: Rolf Wenkhaus, Käthe Haack, Fritz Rasp, Rudolf Biebrach

Votes: 470

DVD

25. At Dawn We Die (1943)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Thriller, War

Mayor's daughter poses as collaborator to help British agent escape to England with vital information to help the allied war effort.

Director: George King | Stars: John Clements, Godfrey Tearle, Hugh Sinclair, Greta Gynt

Votes: 87

DVD

26. Get Charlie Tully (1972)

PG | 97 min | Comedy

Charlie Tully and womanising Reggie Peek con two rich Italians out of £500,000 but during their flight out Charlie is arrested for coning an American and a dog. Reggie stores the money in a... See full summary »

Director: Cliff Owen | Stars: Dick Emery, Derren Nesbitt, Ronald Fraser, Pat Coombs

Votes: 292

TV

27. Underdog (2007)

PG | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

37 Metascore

A Beagle must use his newly-bestowed superpowers to defend Capitol City from mad scientist Simon Barsinister.

Director: Frederik Du Chau | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Jason Lee, Amy Adams, Jim Belushi

Votes: 17,635 | Gross: $43.75M

TV

28. Fire Over England (1937)

Approved | 92 min | Adventure, History, Romance

Queen Elizabeth is running this show. The men in her court should be thinking about how to add to the glory of the Elizabethan Age and how to foil those pesky Spanish who got far too much ... See full summary »

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Flora Robson, Vivien Leigh, Raymond Massey

Votes: 1,386

DVD

29. The Hateful Eight (2015)

R | 187 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

68 Metascore

In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins

Votes: 406,283 | Gross: $54.12M

Cinema

30. I Could Go on Singing (1963)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Musical

Jenny Bowman is a successful singer who, while on an engagement at the London Palladium, visits David Donne to see her son Matt again, spending a few glorious days with him while his father... See full summary »

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Judy Garland, Dirk Bogarde, Jack Klugman, Aline MacMahon

Votes: 1,150

DVD

31. Charlotte Gray (2001)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

48 Metascore

A young Scottish woman joins the French Resistance during World War II to rescue her Royal Air Force boyfriend who is lost in France.

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Cate Blanchett, James Fleet, Abigail Cruttenden, Charlotte McDougall

Votes: 9,807 | Gross: $0.67M

DVD

32. Simon and Laura (1955)

87 min | Comedy

In the 1950's days of only BBC television, a wet-behind-the-ears producer has the idea of basing a family drama series on a real-life happily married actor couple. Unfortunately he chooses ... See full summary »

Director: Muriel Box | Stars: Peter Finch, Kay Kendall, Muriel Pavlow, Hubert Gregg

Votes: 135

DVD

33. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)

Not Rated | 97 min | Adventure, Drama

A noblewoman discovers her husband is The Scarlet Pimpernel, a vigilante who rescues aristocrats from the blade of the guillotine.

Director: Harold Young | Stars: Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, Raymond Massey, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 3,405

DVD

34. The Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1937)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, History, Romance

Paris is Burning! Under the Iron Fist of Robespierre hundreds are executed, by the swift and bloodstained guillotine. Through these acts of injustice a new heroism is born - The League of The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Director: Hanns Schwarz | Stars: Barry K. Barnes, Sophie Stewart, Margaretta Scott, James Mason

Votes: 194

DVD

35. The Lion Has Wings (1939)

76 min | Drama, War

Alexander Korda's bit for the British war effort shows the world both at peace and on the verge of Nazi domination. Spliced together to form a documentary style film of both newsreel and ... See full summary »

Directors: Adrian Brunel, Brian Desmond Hurst, Michael Powell, Alexander Korda | Stars: Merle Oberon, Ralph Richardson, June Duprez, Flora Robson

Votes: 431

DVD

36. Atonement (2007)

R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

85 Metascore

Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Brenda Blethyn, Saoirse Ronan

Votes: 220,849 | Gross: $50.93M

DVD

37. Four Desperate Men (1959)

100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An escaped prisoner is trying to clear his name.

Director: Harry Watt | Stars: Aldo Ray, Heather Sears, Neil McCallum, Victor Maddern

Votes: 111

TV

38. Murder at the Grange (1952)

31 min | Short, Thriller

A former police detective who is now a private investigator is approached by two elderly sisters, who say that someone is terrorizing them, and they think it's the ex-fiancée of one of the ... See full summary »

Director: Victor M. Gover | Stars: Patrick Barr, Tucker McGuire, Frank Hawkins, Grace Denbeigh-Russell

Votes: 34

TV

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39. The Scarecrow (1920)

Not Rated | 19 min | Comedy, Short, Family

Two inventive farmhands compete for the hand of the same girl.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Luke the Dog, Joe Keaton

Votes: 2,935

TV

40. Hand in Hand (1961)

78 min | Drama, Family

A little Roman Catholic boy and a little Jewish girl become best friends despite the prejudice that surrounds them.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Loretta Parry, Philip Needs, John Gregson, Sybil Thorndike

Votes: 365

DVD

41. The Divorce of Lady X (1938)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Divorce lawyer Everard Logan thinks the woman who spent the night in his hotel room is the erring wife of his new client.

Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, Binnie Barnes, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 1,056

DVD

42. 13 Ghosts (1960)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror

A family inherits what proves to be a haunted house, but a special pair of goggles allows them to see their ghostly tormentors.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow, Martin Milner, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 4,322

Online

43. Les yeux sans visage (1960)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Horror

90 Metascore

A surgeon causes an accident which leaves his daughter disfigured, and goes to extremes to give her a new face.

Director: Georges Franju | Stars: Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Juliette Mayniel, Alexandre Rignault

Votes: 21,161 | Gross: $0.05M

Online

44. Two Brothers (2004)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

63 Metascore

Two tigers are separated as cubs and taken into captivity, only to be reunited years later as enemies by an explorer (Pearce) who inadvertently forces them to fight each other.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Guy Pearce, Freddie Highmore, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Oanh Nguyen

Votes: 13,242 | Gross: $18.95M

DVD

45. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

87 Metascore

After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.

Director: David Lean | Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 179,531 | Gross: $44.91M

DVD

46. Snow Buddies (2008 Video)

G | 87 min | Adventure, Family

In this spin-off of the Air Bud franchise, five pups follow an ice cream transport truck to a plane and end up flying with the ice cream shipment to Alaska. There they find a pup friend and a boy who needs five dogs for a big race.

Director: Robert Vince | Stars: Jim Belushi, Jimmy Bennett, Lothaire Bluteau, Jason Bryden

Votes: 3,010

DVD

47. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy