Bowling Alley Films & Shows...by L P | created - 22 Dec 2013 | updated - 10 Mar 2017 | Public
Films and shows with or about bowling...
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1. The Big Lebowski (1998)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime
"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
Votes: 624,210 | Gross: $17.50M
3. Constantine (2005)
R | 121 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
Supernatural detective John Constantine helps a policewoman prove her sister's death was not a suicide, but something more.
Votes: 263,171 | Gross: $75.98M
4. Beware! The Blob (1972)
GP | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A technician brings a frozen specimen of the original Blob back from the North Pole. When his wife accidentally defrosts the thing, it terrorizes the populace, including the local hippies, kittens, and bowlers.
7. Ed (2000–2004)
60 min | Comedy, Drama
Ed Stevens is a contracts lawyer at a high-profile New York City firm. Around the same time he splits with his wife (she slept with a mailman), he makes a single error in punctuation when ... See full summary »
9. Bowling (2012)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy
A HR director is sent in to restructure the hospital? a task which involves closing down the loss-making maternity unit. Four women of different ages, backgrounds and convictions will ... See full summary »
10. Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988)
R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror
As part of a sorority ritual, pledges and their male companions steal a trophy from a bowling alley; unbeknownst to them, it contains a devilish imp who makes their lives a living Hell.
12. We've Got Balls (2013)
Unrated | 93 min | Comedy
The film keys in on the proverbial David vs. Goliath scenario when the filthy-rich land developer, Vivian Brechner, decides not to renew the lease on a bowling alley in a small town so that... See full summary »
13. There Will Be Blood (2007)
R | 158 min | Drama
A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
Votes: 437,701 | Gross: $40.22M
14. 7-10 Split (2007)
Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Sport
An aspiring actor whose career is in the dumps, exploits his amazing bowling skills to take the PBA by storm and becomes rich and famous, only to lose his best girl and best friend...
16. Atom the Amazing Zombie Killer (2012)
Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Horror
Atom is an amazing zombie killer, has a horny girlfriend...and is the best bowler in the league! But don't tell that to Dario and the Slashers, the evil bowling rivals who will stop at ... See full summary »
18. Zlatne godine (1992)
110 min | Drama
The crash of student strike, also the crash of "Croatian Spring" in December of 1971. causes a violent separation of it's 3 participations: A member of student leaders Jakov, his brother ... See full summary »
20. Strikes and Spares (1934)
Passed | 9 min | Short, Sport
This short features professional bowler Andy Varipapa. He first shows the correct way to grip a bowling ball and the proper form for delivering the ball down the alley. He then performs several trick shots.
21. The Flintstones (1994)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
In this live-action feature of the cartoon show, Fred Flintstone finally gets the job he's always wanted, but it may just come at a price.
Votes: 67,040 | Gross: $130.51M
22. Greedy (1994)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy
Uncle Joe is ageing. He's also a millionaire. That's why his family is trying so very hard to get into his good books. They all want a piece of his empire. Unfortunately Uncle Joe isn't as ... See full summary »
Votes: 11,389 | Gross: $13.15M
23. She's Out of My League (2010)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Romance
An average Joe meets the perfect woman, but his lack of confidence and the influence of his friends and family begin to pick away at the relationship.
Votes: 110,857 | Gross: $31.58M
24. Mystery Men (1999)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
A group of inept amateur superheroes must try to save the day when a supervillian threatens to destroy a major superhero and the city.
Votes: 57,238 | Gross: $29.66M
25. Racing with the Moon (1984)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In 1942 California, two young men await induction into the U.S. Marines and say goodbye to their girlfriends.
Votes: 3,568 | Gross: $6.05M
26. That Night (1992)
PG-13 | 89 min | Drama, Romance
Alice, a ten-year-old girl, look up to her 17-year-old wild neighbor across the street. She leads a three-person cheering section as the teenager, named Sheryl, falls in love and has ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,004 | Gross: $0.02M
27. Hot Rod (2007)
PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy
Self-proclaimed stuntman Rod Kimble is preparing for the jump of his life - to clear fifteen buses to raise money for his abusive stepfather Frank's life-saving heart operation.
Votes: 66,694 | Gross: $13.92M
28. Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
A bitter ex-husband and a put-upon momma's boy both want their respective former spouse and mother dead. Who will pull it off?
Votes: 29,417 | Gross: $57.92M
29. Five Easy Pieces (1970)
R | 98 min | Drama
A dropout from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
30. Lawless Heart (2001)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Three intersecting stories about people whose lives are affected by the death of a gay restaurateur.
Votes: 1,285 | Gross: $0.33M
31. Across the Universe (2007)
PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical
The music of The Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.
Votes: 98,783 | Gross: $24.34M
32. Beneath the Darkness (2011)
R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller
After watching their best friend get murdered, a group of teens struggle to expose a local hero as the vicious killer and keep from becoming his next victims.
33. Grease 2 (1982)
PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
An English student at a 1960s American high school has to prove himself to the leader of a girls' gang whose members can only date greasers.
Votes: 29,185 | Gross: $15.17M
34. The Voices (2014)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror
A likable guy pursues his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets, but things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date.
35. Frankie and Johnny (1991)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Johnny has just been released from prison, and gets a job in a café beside waitress Frankie. Frankie is a bit of a loner, but Johnny is determined their romance will blossom.
Votes: 25,247 | Gross: $22.77M
36. Kick-Ass (2010)
R | 117 min | Action, Comedy
Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.
Votes: 479,339 | Gross: $48.07M
37. Buffalo '66 (1998)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
After being released from prison, Billy is set to visit his parents with his wife, whom he does not actually have. This provokes Billy to act out, as he kidnaps a girl and forces her to act as his wife for the visit.
Votes: 40,846 | Gross: $2.38M
41. The Break-Up (2006)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In a bid to keep their luxurious condo from their significant other, a couple's break-up proceeds to get uglier and nastier by the moment.
Votes: 111,796 | Gross: $118.70M
42. The Deer Hunter (1978)
R | 183 min | Drama, War
An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.
Votes: 270,220 | Gross: $48.98M
43. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
PG | 96 min | Comedy
A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.
Votes: 176,506 | Gross: $44.54M
44. The Family Man (2000)
PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A fast-lane investment broker, offered the opportunity to see how the other half lives, wakes up to find that his sports car and girlfriend have become a mini-van and wife.
Votes: 93,575 | Gross: $75.79M
45. Overboard (1987)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Romance
A cruel but beautiful heiress mocks and cheats over a hired carpenter. When she gets amnesia after an accident, he decides to introduce her to regular life by convincing her they're husband and wife.
Votes: 43,483 | Gross: $26.71M
46. Pleasantville (1998)
PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Two 1990s teenage siblings find themselves in a 1950s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.
Votes: 111,091 | Gross: $40.57M
47. Ordinary People (1980)
R | 124 min | Drama
The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.
Votes: 39,853 | Gross: $54.80M
49. Matchstick Men (2003)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama