With Peter Govey Film Opticals (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Aliens (1986)

R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.3
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84 Metascore

Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Votes: 632,317 | Gross: $85.16M

2. Legend (1985)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

6.5
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30 Metascore

A young man must stop the Lord of Darkness from destroying daylight and marrying the woman he loves.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry, David Bennent

Votes: 57,822 | Gross: $15.50M

3. Return to Oz (1985)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.7
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42 Metascore

Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, is somehow called back to Oz when a vain witch and the Nome King destroy everything that makes the magical land beautiful.

Director: Walter Murch | Stars: Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh, Piper Laurie

Votes: 23,795

4. My Left Foot (1989)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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97 Metascore

Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan, Kirsten Sheridan

Votes: 65,177 | Gross: $14.74M

5. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Family

3.7
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24 Metascore

The Man of Steel crusades for nuclear disarmament and meets Lex Luthor's latest creation, Nuclear Man.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 41,587 | Gross: $15.68M

6. The Crucible (1996)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, History

6.8
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A Salem resident attempts to frame her ex-lover's wife for being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Paul Scofield, Joan Allen

Votes: 34,310 | Gross: $7.34M

7. Scandal (1989)

R | 106 min | Drama, History

6.5
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Based on the Profumo Scandal of 1963, an affair between an exotic dancer and the Minister of War shakes up the British government.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: John Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Bridget Fonda, Ian McKellen

Votes: 4,527 | Gross: $8.80M

8. Jane Eyre (1996)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Jane Eyre (Anna Paquin and Charlotte Gainsbourg) is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed (Fiona Shaw), and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There ... See full summary »

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: William Hurt, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Anna Paquin, Nic Knight

Votes: 8,879 | Gross: $5.20M

9. The Wings of the Dove (1997)

R | 102 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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73 Metascore

An impoverished woman who has been forced to choose between a privileged life with her wealthy aunt and her journalist lover, befriends an American heiress. When she discovers the heiress is attracted to her own lover and is dying, she sees a chance to have both the privileged life she cannot give up and the lover she cannot live without.

Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache, Alex Jennings, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 10,141 | Gross: $13.72M

10. K2 (1991)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Sport

6.2
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A U.S. climbing team, funded by millionaire Clairborne is determined to conquer K2.

Director: Franc Roddam | Stars: Michael Biehn, Matt Craven, Annie Grindlay, Elena Wohl

Votes: 6,283 | Gross: $3.11M

11. The Field (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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When a field (which has been farmed by the McCabe family for generations) goes up for auction, the patriarch of the McCabe family will stop at nothing to prevent a rich American from buying it.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Richard Harris, John Hurt, Sean Bean, Frances Tomelty

Votes: 5,333 | Gross: $1.41M

12. Absolute Beginners (1986)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

5.5
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60 Metascore

In London in 1958, a young photographer seeks media stardom to keep the love of a beautiful, aspiring fashion designer.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Patsy Kensit, Eddie O'Connell, David Bowie, James Fox

Votes: 3,009 | Gross: $0.93M

13. Let Him Have It (1991)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.2
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In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley (Christopher Eccleston) falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig (Paul Reynolds), a teenager with a fondness for American ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Christopher Eccleston, Eileen Atkins, Rebecca Eccleston

Votes: 3,157

14. My Life So Far (1999)

PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate headed up by a strong disciplinarian, her daughter, her inventor husband, their ten year old son and his ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Colin Firth, Rosemary Harris, Irène Jacob, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Votes: 2,746 | Gross: $0.62M

15. Parting Shots (1998)

99 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

5.0
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After learning he is dying of cancer, a failed photographer illegally buys a pistol and decides to go vigilante and get his revenge on all those who have made his life a misery.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Chris Rea, Felicity Kendal, John Cleese, Bob Hoskins

Votes: 913

16. The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)

R | 116 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A middle-aged spinster falls in love with a fellow resident of her boardinghouse, who mistakenly believes she has the money to help him start a new business.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Maggie Smith, Bob Hoskins, Wendy Hiller, Marie Kean

Votes: 880 | Gross: $0.52M

17. Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets (1995)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

5.6
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Sir Hugo (Sir Alan Bates) is more interested in reconstructing dinosaur bones than in paying attention to his wife, Lady Harriet (Theresa Russell). He's not thrilled when daughter Cleo (... See full summary »

Director: John-Paul Davidson | Stars: Alan Bates, Theresa Russell, Sting, Lena Headey

Votes: 580

18. St. Ives (1998)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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In 1813, Capitaine Jacques St. Ives, a Hussar in the Napoleonic wars, is captured and sent to a Scottish prison camp. He's a swashbuckler, so the prison's commander, Major Farquar ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Hook | Stars: Jean-Marc Barr, Miranda Richardson, Richard E. Grant, Anna Friel

Votes: 735

19. Blink of an Eye (1992)

R | 93 min | Adventure

3.6
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Soldier attempts to rescue daughter of CIA director from a terrorist.

Director: Bob Misiorowski | Stars: Michael Paré, Janis Lee, Uri Gavriel, Amos Lavi

Votes: 192

20. Night Train (I) (1998)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.3
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Trains, romance, a mysterious past. Michael Poole (Sir John Hurt) is an ex-conman, whose cons have finally caught up with him. Unaware of his past, Alice (Brenda Blethyn) joins him in a dramatic escape on the Orient Express.

Director: John Lynch | Stars: John Hurt, Brenda Blethyn, Pauline Flanagan, Rynagh O'Grady

Votes: 348

21. Cash in Hand (1998)

90 min | Drama

6.1
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George Tompkins is tired of his impoverished life in an idyllic country village. He's desperate for some excitement. One evening he finds a strange metal box and discovers it contains not ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Baldwin | Stars: Denis Sharp, Carole Ashby, Peter Ashdown, Ian Ashpitel

Votes: 33


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