With Peter Govey Film Opticals (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Aliens (1986)

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

8.4
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84 Metascore

Fifty-seven years after surviving an apocalyptic attack aboard her space vessel by merciless space creatures, Officer Ripley awakens from hyper-sleep and tries to warn anyone who will listen about the predators.

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

Votes: 699,729 | Gross: $85.16M

2. Legend (1985)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

6.3
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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: 64,817 | 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: 27,049

4. 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: 37,509 | Gross: $7.34M

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

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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: 48,239 | Gross: $15.68M

6. 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: 73,438 | Gross: $14.74M

7. Scandal (1989)

R | 106 min | Drama, History

6.4
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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: 5,154 | Gross: $8.80M

8. The Madness of King George (1994)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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89 Metascore

When King George III goes mad, his Lieutenants try to adjust the rules to run the country without his participation.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Rupert Graves, Amanda Donohoe

Votes: 16,633 | Gross: $15.24M

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: 12,338 | Gross: $13.72M

10. Jane Eyre (1996)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to become a teacher and eventually seeks ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 9,628 | Gross: $5.20M

11. The Field (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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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: 6,117 | Gross: $1.41M

12. 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: 6,808 | Gross: $3.11M

13. 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: 3,402 | Gross: $0.93M

14. Let Him Have It (1991)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.2
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This drama reveals the controversial postwar 1950's London murder trial that sent an intellectually challenged young man to the gallows for a murder he did not commit.

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

Votes: 3,559

15. My Life So Far (1999)

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

6.5
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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: 3,028 | Gross: $0.62M

16. Parting Shots (1998)

99 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

5.0
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When the doctors tell Harry Sterndale to get his affairs in order, he does just that - with a vengeance. With nothing to lose, Harry is out to give everyone who ever "done him wrong" something to remember him by: exactly what they deserve.

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

Votes: 989

17. 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: 1,066 | Gross: $0.52M

18. Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets (1995)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

5.5
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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: 649

19. Doomsday Gun (1994 TV Movie)

Unrated | 120 min | Action, Drama, History

6.1
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How the brilliant Canadian munitions engineer, Dr. Gerald Bull, agreed to build a super-gun for Saddam Hussein in 1988, when the U.S. cut his funding for the experiment, and how it attracted the attention of several intelligence agencies.

Director: Robert Young | Stars: Frank Langella, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey, Michael Kitchen

Votes: 1,125

20. St. Ives (1998)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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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: 788

21. Night Train (I) (1998)

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

6.4
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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: 390

22. Blink of an Eye (1992)

R | 93 min | Adventure

3.4
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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: 222

23. 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: 34


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