Bowling Alley Films & Shows...

by L P | created - 22 Dec 2013 | updated - 10 Mar 2017 | Public

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1. The Big Lebowski (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime

69 Metascore

"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 624,210 | Gross: $17.50M

2. Kingpin (1996)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Sport

43 Metascore

A star bowler whose career was prematurely "cut off" hopes to ride a new prodigy to success and riches.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Bill Murray, Vanessa Angel

Votes: 69,210 | Gross: $24.94M

3. Constantine (2005)

R | 121 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

50 Metascore

Supernatural detective John Constantine helps a policewoman prove her sister's death was not a suicide, but something more.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Djimon Hounsou, Shia LaBeouf

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.

Director: Larry Hagman | Stars: Robert Walker Jr., Gwynne Gilford, Richard Stahl, Richard Webb

Votes: 1,432

5. Bowling for Columbine (2002)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

72 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, Salvador Allende

Votes: 131,346 | Gross: $21.24M

6. Mr. Wonderful (1993)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

In an attempt to end alimony payments, a working class man tries to set up his ex wife with potential husbands.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Matt Dillon, Annabella Sciorra, Mary-Louise Parker, William Hurt

Votes: 2,808 | Gross: $3.13M

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 »

Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Julie Bowen, Josh Randall, Jana Marie Hupp

Votes: 6,033

8. Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

A delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, R.D. Reid

Votes: 126,642 | Gross: $5.97M

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 »

Director: Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar | Stars: Catherine Frot, Mathilde Seigner, Firmine Richard, Laurence Arné

Votes: 410

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.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Andras Jones, Linnea Quigley, Robin Stille, Hal Havins

Votes: 2,197

11. King Ralph (1991)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English.

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: John Goodman, Peter O'Toole, John Hurt, Camille Coduri

Votes: 13,716 | Gross: $34.00M

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 »

Director: Cherie Kerr | Stars: Gary Austin, Andrew Dickler, Tyler Strateman, Toni Alexander

Votes: 17

13. There Will Be Blood (2007)

R | 158 min | Drama

93 Metascore

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds, Martin Stringer

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...

Director: Tommy Reid | Stars: Tara Reid, Ross Patterson, Clayne Crawford, John DiMaggio

Votes: 983

15. Alley Cats Strike (2000 TV Movie)

TV-G | 103 min | Drama, Family, Sport

A group of hip retro teenage outsiders become involved in an interschool bowling rivalry.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Kyle Schmid, Robert Ri'chard, Kaley Cuoco, Mimi Paley

Votes: 1,721

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 »

Directors: Zack Beins, Richard Taylor | Stars: Tom Autry, Matthew M. Baxter, Brad Beins, Babette Bombshell

Votes: 151

17. Dreamer (1979)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Sport

Up and coming professional bowler trying to win a tournament against a grizzled veteran bowler.

Director: Noel Nosseck | Stars: Tim Matheson, Susan Blakely, Jack Warden, Richard B. Shull

Votes: 175

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 »

Director: Davor Zmegac | Stars: Igor Galo, Goran Grgic, Sasha Turjak, Mirta Zecevic

Votes: 184

19. Gutterballs (2008)

96 min | Comedy, Horror, Sport

A bowling night will turn into a bloody death match for a team of teenagers, as a deranged serial killer is taking them down one by one.

Director: Ryan Nicholson | Stars: Alastair Gamble, Mihola Terzic, Nathan Witte, Wade Gibb

Votes: 2,797

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.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Pete Smith, Andy Varipapa, Buster Brodie, Ray Turner

Votes: 149

21. The Flintstones (1994)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

38 Metascore

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.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Rosie O'Donnell, Halle Berry

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 »

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Kirk Douglas, Nancy Travis, Olivia d'Abo

Votes: 11,389 | Gross: $13.15M

23. She's Out of My League (2010)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

46 Metascore

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.

Director: Jim Field Smith | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve, T.J. Miller, Mike Vogel

Votes: 110,857 | Gross: $31.58M

24. Mystery Men (1999)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

65 Metascore

A group of inept amateur superheroes must try to save the day when a supervillian threatens to destroy a major superhero and the city.

Director: Kinka Usher | Stars: Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, William H. Macy, Hank Azaria

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.

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Sean Penn, Elizabeth McGovern, Nicolas Cage, John Karlen

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 »

Director: Craig Bolotin | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Juliette Lewis, Helen Shaver, Eliza Dushku

Votes: 2,004 | Gross: $0.02M

27. Hot Rod (2007)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy

43 Metascore

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.

Director: Akiva Schaffer | Stars: Andy Samberg, Isla Fisher, Ian McShane, Jorma Taccone

Votes: 66,694 | Gross: $13.92M

28. Throw Momma from the Train (1987)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

56 Metascore

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?

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Danny DeVito, Billy Crystal, Kim Greist, Anne Ramsey

Votes: 29,417 | Gross: $57.92M

29. Five Easy Pieces (1970)

R | 98 min | Drama

85 Metascore

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.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Billy Green Bush, Fannie Flagg

Votes: 28,724

30. Lawless Heart (2001)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

Three intersecting stories about people whose lives are affected by the death of a gay restaurateur.

Directors: Tom Hunsinger, Neil Hunter | Stars: Douglas Henshall, Tom Hollander, Bill Nighy, Clémentine Célarié

Votes: 1,285 | Gross: $0.33M

31. Across the Universe (2007)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

56 Metascore

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.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs

Votes: 98,783 | Gross: $24.34M

32. Beneath the Darkness (2011)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

22 Metascore

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.

Director: Martin Guigui | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Tony Oller, Aimee Teegarden, Stephen Ford

Votes: 5,216

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.

Director: Patricia Birch | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Maxwell Caulfield, Lorna Luft, Maureen Teefy

Votes: 29,185 | Gross: $15.17M

34. The Voices (2014)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

58 Metascore

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.

Director: Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, Jacki Weaver

Votes: 44,524

35. Frankie and Johnny (1991)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

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.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo, Nathan Lane

Votes: 25,247 | Gross: $22.77M

36. Kick-Ass (2010)

R | 117 min | Action, Comedy

66 Metascore

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.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Garrett M. Brown

Votes: 479,339 | Gross: $48.07M

37. Buffalo '66 (1998)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

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.

Director: Vincent Gallo | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Ben Gazzara, Mickey Rourke

Votes: 40,846 | Gross: $2.38M

38. Mystery Team (2009)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

42 Metascore

A group of former Encyclopedia Brown-style child-detectives struggle to solve an adult mystery.

Director: Dan Eckman | Stars: Donald Glover, D.C. Pierson, Dominic Dierkes, Aubrey Plaza

Votes: 8,181 | Gross: $0.08M

39. Rabbit Hole (2010)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama

76 Metascore

Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest, Miles Teller

Votes: 44,125 | Gross: $2.23M

40. Cape Fear (1962)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

A lawyer's family is stalked by a man he once helped put in jail.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Lori Martin

Votes: 22,631

41. The Break-Up (2006)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

45 Metascore

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.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Joey Lauren Adams

Votes: 111,796 | Gross: $118.70M

42. The Deer Hunter (1978)

R | 183 min | Drama, War

81 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage

Votes: 270,220 | Gross: $48.98M

43. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

PG | 96 min | Comedy

64 Metascore

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.

Director: Jared Hess | Stars: Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries, Aaron Ruell

Votes: 176,506 | Gross: $44.54M

44. The Family Man (2000)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

42 Metascore

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.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Piven

Votes: 93,575 | Gross: $75.79M

45. Overboard (1987)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

53 Metascore

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.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 43,483 | Gross: $26.71M

46. Pleasantville (1998)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

71 Metascore

Two 1990s teenage siblings find themselves in a 1950s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 111,091 | Gross: $40.57M

47. Ordinary People (1980)

R | 124 min | Drama

87 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 39,853 | Gross: $54.80M

48. I Know Who Killed Me (2007)

R | 105 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

16 Metascore

A young woman who was missing reappears, but she claims to be someone else entirely.

Director: Chris Sivertson | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Julia Ormond, Neal McDonough, Bonnie Aarons

Votes: 24,182 | Gross: $7.50M