The Chain Reaction Film Clubby BornToPootle | created - 17 Aug 2016 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Ploughing through missed gems and unknown treasures linking to film by film via a shared actor.
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1. Chain Reaction (1996)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are put on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.
Votes: 43,882 | Gross: $20.55M
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2. The Fugitive (1993)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt lead by a seasoned US Marshall.
Votes: 236,391 | Gross: $183.88M
Linked via Neil Flynn
3. The Net (1995)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A computer programmer stumbles upon a conspiracy, putting her life and the lives of those around her in great danger.
Votes: 53,947 | Gross: $50.73M
Linked via L. Scott Caldwell
4. Mud (2012)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama
Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail and to reunite him with his true love.
Votes: 151,620 | Gross: $21.59M
Linked via Ray McKinnon
5. Contact (1997)
PG | 150 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.
Votes: 227,121 | Gross: $100.92M
Linked via Matthew McConaughey
6. Crazy in Alabama (1999)
PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.
Votes: 6,254 | Gross: $1.95M
Linked via David Morse
7. Tank Girl (1995)
R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
A girl is among the few survivors of a dystopian Earth. Riding a war tank, she fights against the tyranny of a mega-corporation that dominates the remaining potable water supply of the planet.
Votes: 27,336 | Gross: $4.06M
Linked via Richard Schiff
8. Renaissance Man (1994)
PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama
A failed businessman is hired by the army to teach a group of underachieving recruits in order to help them pass basic training.
Votes: 15,243 | Gross: $24.33M
Linked via Ann Cusack
9. Three Days of the Condor (1975)
R | 117 min | Mystery, Thriller
A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.
Votes: 40,599 | Gross: $41.51M
Linked via Cliff Robertson
10. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
R | 111 min | Action, Biography, Crime
Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.
Linked via Faye Dunaway
11. Dick Tracy (1990)
PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.
Votes: 52,012 | Gross: $103.74M
Linked via Warren Beatty
12. Tootsie (1982)
PG | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap.
Votes: 86,136 | Gross: $177.20M
Linked via Charles Durning
13. Sweet Dreams (1985)
PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country music singer who died in a tragic plane crash at the height of her fame.
Votes: 3,636 | Gross: $9.09M
Linked via Jessica Lange
14. Scarecrow (1973)
R | 112 min | Drama
Max, an ex-con drifter with a penchant for brawling is amused by Lion, a homeless ex-sailor, and they partner up as they head east together.
Linked via Ann Wedgeworth
15. The Insider (1999)
R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a "60 Minutes" expose on Big Tobacco.
Votes: 145,550 | Gross: $28.97M
Linked via Al Pacino
16. Syriana (2005)
R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller
A politically charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved and affected by it.
Votes: 117,843 | Gross: $50.82M
Linked via Christopher Plummer
17. Moneyball (2011)
PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.
Votes: 314,338 | Gross: $75.61M
Linked via Glen Morshower
18. Her (2013)
R | 126 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need.
Votes: 436,061 | Gross: $25.57M
Linked via Chris Pratt
19. Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school, a mom starts an unusual business -- a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service -- with her unreliable sister.
Votes: 65,302 | Gross: $12.06M
Linked via Amy Adams
20. Stand Up Guys (2012)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
A pair of aging stickup men try to get the old gang back together for one last hurrah before one of the guys takes his last assignment - to kill his comrade.
Votes: 49,342 | Gross: $3.30M
Linked via Alan Arkin
21. Catch-22 (1970)
R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, War
A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions.
Votes: 18,993 | Gross: $24.91M
Linked via Alan Arkin
22. The Sunshine Boys (I) (1975)
PG | 111 min | Comedy
A vaudeville duo agree to reunite for a television special, but it turns out that they can't stand each other.
Linked via Richard Benjamin
23. Charley Varrick (1973)
PG | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A man, his wife, and their friend, stage a bloody bank robbery, unaware they are stealing money from the Mob.
Linked via Walter Matthau
24. The Outfit (1973)
PG | 103 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama
Earl Macklin robs a bank owned by the mob, serves his prison time and is released, only to start a private war against the crime outfit that owned the bank.
Linked via Sheree North
25. MASH (1970)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War
The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.
Votes: 61,281 | Gross: $81.60M
Linked via Robert Duvall
26. The Long Goodbye (1973)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Private investigator Philip Marlowe helps a friend out of a jam then gets implicated in his wife's murder.
Votes: 21,311 | Gross: $0.96M
Linked via Elliot Gould
27. The Godfather (1972)
R | 175 min | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Votes: 1,358,435 | Gross: $134.97M
Linked via Sterling Hayden
28. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
R | 202 min | Crime, Drama
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.
Votes: 940,255 | Gross: $57.30M
Linked via Diane Keaton
29. Thief (1981)
R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Coming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a professional safecracker agrees to do a job for the Mafia, who has other plans for him.
Votes: 20,106 | Gross: $11.49M
Linked via James Caan
30. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.
Votes: 56,035 | Gross: $38.75M
Linked via James Belushi
31. The Cooler (2003)
R | 101 min | Drama, Romance
In an old school Las Vegas casino, its top gambling jinx breaks his curse when he falls in love, much to his boss' consternation.
Votes: 30,178 | Gross: $8.24M
Linked via Ellen Greene
32. Trust Me (2013)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
In an attempt to sign a Hollywood starlet, struggling talent agent and former child star Howard Holloway must contend with her volatile father, a scheming long-time rival, and a producer and casting director who despise him.
Linked via William H Macy
33. Jerry and Tom (1998)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their ... See full summary »
Linked via Sam Rockwell
34. A Single Shot (2013)
R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The tragic death of a beautiful young girl starts a tense and atmospheric game of cat and mouse between hunter John Moon and the hardened backwater criminals out for his blood.
Votes: 9,419 | Gross: $0.01M
Linked via William H Macy
35. The Tall Guy (1989)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance
Dexter King plays straight man to unpleasant comedian Ron Anderson. He falls in love with Kate, a pretty nurse he meets when he is receiving injections for hay fever. When Anderson fires ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,002 | Gross: $0.51M
Linked via Jason Isaacs
36. The Player (1992)
R | 124 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected, but which one?
Votes: 47,472 | Gross: $21.71M
Linked via Jeff Goldblum
37. Sunset (1988)
R | 102 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Tom Mix and Wyatt Earp team up to solve a murder at the Academy Awards in 1929 Hollywood.
Votes: 3,462 | Gross: $4.59M
Linked via Malcolm MacDowell
38. Apollo 13 (I) (1995)
PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History
NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.
Votes: 235,136 | Gross: $173.84M
Linked via Kathleen Quinlan
39. Wyatt Earp (1994)
PG-13 | 191 min | Adventure, Biography, Crime
The story of Wyatt Earp as he interacts and battles other famous figures of the Wild West era.
Votes: 39,951 | Gross: $25.05M
Linked via David Andrews
40. Silverado (1985)
PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A misfit bunch of friends come together to right the injustices which exist in a small town.
Votes: 31,758 | Gross: $33.20M
Linked via Jeff Fahey
41. The Fifth Element (1997)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.
Votes: 386,127 | Gross: $63.54M
Linked via Brion James
42. The Aviator (2004)
PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama, History
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.
Votes: 296,324 | Gross: $102.61M
Linked via Ian Holm
43. Streets of Fire (1984)
PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A mercenary is hired to rescue his ex-girlfriend, a singer who has been kidnapped by a motorcycle gang.
Votes: 14,913 | Gross: $8.09M
Linked via Willem Dafoe
44. Wild Bill (1995)
R | 98 min | Action, Biography, Western
The early career of legendary lawman Wild Bill Hickock is telescoped and culminates in his relocation in Deadwood and a reunion with Calamity Jane.
Votes: 5,615 | Gross: $2.17M
Linked via Diane Lane
45. The Duellists (1977)
PG | 100 min | Drama, War
A small feud between two Napoleonic officers evolves into a decades-long series of duels.
Linked via Keith Carradine
46. The Day of the Jackal (1973)
PG | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.
Votes: 33,184 | Gross: $16.06M
Linked via Edward Fox
47. 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.
Votes: 4,162 | Gross: $5.31M
Linked via Edward Fox
48. Traffic (2000)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business.
Votes: 182,072 | Gross: $124.12M
Linked via Albert Finney
49. RoboCop (1987)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.
Votes: 205,926 | Gross: $53.42M
Linked via Miguel Ferrer
50. Total Recall (1990)
R | 113 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller