With AVCO Embassy Pictures (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Escape from New York (1981)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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76 Metascore

In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 126,277 | Gross: $25.24M

2. Scanners (1981)

R | 103 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
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60 Metascore

A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan, Lawrence Dane

Votes: 48,457 | Gross: $14.23M

3. The Fog (1980)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

6.8
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55 Metascore

An unearthly fog rolls into a small coastal town exactly 100 years after a ship mysteriously sank in its waters.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Houseman

Votes: 64,354 | Gross: $21.38M

4. The Swimming Pool (1969)

GP | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Lovers Marianne and Jean-Paul spend their vacation in a villa on the French Riviera near St-Tropez. Marianne invites her former lover, Harry, and his teenage daughter to stay. Tension rises between them, especially when Jean-Paul seduces Penelope.

Director: Jacques Deray | Stars: Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet, Jane Birkin

Votes: 7,832 | Gross: $0.03M

5. Watership Down (1978)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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64 Metascore

Hoping to escape destruction by human developers and save their community, a colony of rabbits, led by Hazel and Fiver, seek out a safe place to set up a new warren.

Directors: Martin Rosen, John Hubley | Stars: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson, Michael Graham Cox

Votes: 33,621

6. Prom Night (1980)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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45 Metascore

At a high school senior prom, a masked killer stalks four teenagers who were responsible for the accidental death of a classmate six years previously.

Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Casey Stevens, Anne-Marie Martin

Votes: 15,733 | Gross: $14.80M

7. The Howling (1981)

R | 91 min | Horror

6.6
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68 Metascore

After a bizarre and near deadly encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, Christopher Stone

Votes: 31,163 | Gross: $17.99M

8. They Call Me Trinity (1970)

G | 115 min | Comedy, Western

7.5
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A lazy, unorthodox gunfighter and his portly, horse-thieving brother defend a Mormon settlement from a land-grabbing Major, a Mexican bandit, and their henchmen.

Director: Enzo Barboni | Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Steffen Zacharias, Dan Sturkie

Votes: 19,812

9. Phantasm (1979)

R | 89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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72 Metascore

A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a lethal arsenal of terrible weapons with him.

Director: Don Coscarelli | Stars: A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister, Kathy Lester

Votes: 32,416 | Gross: $11.99M

10. The Night Porter (1974)

R | 118 min | Drama

6.7
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A concentration camp survivor rekindles her sadomasochistic relationship with her lover, a former SS officer - now working as a night porter at a Vienna hotel - but his former Nazi associates begin stalking them.

Director: Liliana Cavani | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Leroy, Gabriele Ferzetti

Votes: 11,528

11. Cross of Iron (1977)

R | 119 min | Drama, War

7.5
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German commander Hauptmann Stransky (Maximilian Schell) places a squad in extreme danger after Sergeant Rolf Steiner (James Coburn) refuses to lie for him.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner

Votes: 25,054

12. The Cassandra Crossing (1976)

R | 129 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease. Nobody will let them off the train. So what happens next?

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Martin Sheen, O.J. Simpson

Votes: 7,871

13. Death Ship (1980)

R | 91 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

4.9
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10 Metascore

A mysterious ghostly freighter rams and sinks a modern day cruise ship whose survivors climb aboard the freighter and discover that it is a World War II Nazi torture vessel.

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: George Kennedy, Richard Crenna, Nick Mancuso, Sally Ann Howes

Votes: 3,843

14. Hopscotch (1980)

R | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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Grounded with a desk job by incompetent superiors, a clever CIA agent retires and writes a tell all memoir that will embarrass his bosses, prompting him to go on the run and elude them.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty

Votes: 7,060

15. A Touch of Class (1973)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Romantic comedy about a pair of clandestine lovers in a London-Spain tryst.

Director: Melvin Frank | Stars: George Segal, Glenda Jackson, Paul Sorvino, K Callan

Votes: 2,784 | Gross: $18.31M

16. Carbon Copy (1981)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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When a rich white corporate executive finds out that he has an illegitimate black son, things start falling apart for him at home, at work, and in his social circles.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: George Segal, Susan Saint James, Jack Warden, Dick Martin

Votes: 2,530 | Gross: $9.57M

17. The Exterminator (1980)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York City. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York City into a great war zone, and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.

Director: James Glickenhaus | Stars: Robert Ginty, Samantha Eggar, Christopher George, Steve James

Votes: 4,996

18. Dead & Buried (1981)

R | 94 min | Horror, Mystery

6.6
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A suspense horror film set in a small coastal town where, after a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses begin to come back to life.

Director: Gary Sherman | Stars: James Farentino, Melody Anderson, Jack Albertson, Dennis Redfield

Votes: 9,888 | Gross: $0.22M

19. Trinity Is Still My Name (1971)

G | 117 min | Comedy, Western

7.3
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Bambino tries to teach his brother Trinity how to become an outlaw, but the two wind up saving a pioneer family and breaking up an arms ring instead.

Director: Enzo Barboni | Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Yanti Somer, Enzo Tarascio

Votes: 14,392

20. Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

R | 95 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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70 Metascore

Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma, former seedy nightclub dancer.

Director: Dick Richards | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, John Ireland, Sylvia Miles

Votes: 6,721 | Gross: $4.36M

21. The Seduction (1982)

R | 104 min | Thriller

4.9
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20 Metascore

A popular anchorwoman, Jaime Douglas, is stalked by a photographer who's obsessed with her and wants to win her affections at any cost.

Director: David Schmoeller | Stars: Morgan Fairchild, Michael Sarrazin, Vince Edwards, Andrew Stevens

Votes: 1,016 | Gross: $11.38M

22. Winter Kills (1979)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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The younger brother of an assassinated US President is led down a rabbit hole of conspiracies and dead ends after learning of a man claiming to be the real shooter.

Director: William Richert | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins, Eli Wallach

Votes: 2,354 | Gross: $1.08M

23. Super Fuzz (1980)

PG | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

6.4
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Red powder from a nuclear explosion gives a police officer super powers as long as he doesn't see anything red. He is eventually framed for murder and is unsuccessfully executed by many different methods.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Terence Hill, Ernest Borgnine, Joanne Dru, Marc Lawrence

Votes: 6,720

24. An Eye for an Eye (1981)

R | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.6
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33 Metascore

A SFPD undercover narcotics cop aims to avenge his partner's death and destroy a drug-smuggling ring operated by the Chinese Triads.

Director: Steve Carver | Stars: Chuck Norris, Christopher Lee, Richard Roundtree, Matt Clark

Votes: 3,557 | Gross: $7.68M

25. Vice Squad (1982)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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A single mother prostitute, who goes by the name Princess, finds herself forced to work undercover for the police in order to apprehend a homicidal, misogynistic pimp named Ramrod, who will do anything not to get arrested.

Director: Gary Sherman | Stars: Season Hubley, Gary Swanson, Wings Hauser, Pepe Serna

Votes: 1,938 | Gross: $13.25M

26. The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Music

6.0
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54 Metascore

A small town stud wants to go to Nashville and be a big country star. His ambitious kid sister works as his manager. When they cross paths with a small town sheriff, their dream comes in jeopardy.

Director: Ron Maxwell | Stars: Kristy McNichol, Dennis Quaid, Mark Hamill, Sunny Johnson

Votes: 873 | Gross: $14.92M

27. Voyage of the Damned (1976)

PG | 155 min | Drama, War

6.5
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The tragic 1939 voyage of SS St. Louis carrying hundreds of German Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany that seemingly no nation is willing to save from certain doom.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner, Lee Grant, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 2,644

28. The Onion Field (1979)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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57 Metascore

An LA police officer is murdered in the onion fields outside of Bakersfield. However, legal loopholes could keep his kidnappers from receiving justice, and his partner is haunted by overwhelming survivor's guilt.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales, Ted Danson

Votes: 4,498 | Gross: $9.89M

29. Pipe Dreams (1976)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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Pipe Dreams is a 1976 film starring soul singer Gladys Knight in her acting debut as a woman who attempts to regain the love of her husband played by real-life spouse Barry Hankerson. In ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Verona | Stars: Sherry Bain, Kelly Britt, David Byrd, Bob Corso

Votes: 105

30. Murder by Decree (1979)

PG | 124 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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Sherlock Holmes investigates the murders commited by Jack the Ripper and discovers a conspiracy to protect the killer.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Christopher Plummer, James Mason, David Hemmings, Susan Clark

Votes: 4,985

31. The Domino Principle (1977)

R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

5.7
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A Vietnam War veteran, imprisoned for murder, is offered his freedom if he accepts to undertake a contract killing for a shady organization.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, Richard Widmark, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 2,106

32. Baby Love (1969)

R | 93 min | Drama

5.7
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Libidinous 15 year old English schoolgirl Lucy finds her single mother dead. They never had a good relationship, but this still unbalances her. She moves in with the family of her mother's old friend. She hates him and seduces his wife.

Director: Alastair Reid | Stars: Diana Dors, Linda Hayden, Troy Dante, Ann Lynn

Votes: 492

33. Rider on the Rain (1970)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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A US Army colonel in France tries to track down an escaped sex maniac.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Marlène Jobert, Gabriele Tinti

Votes: 2,830 | Gross: $0.71M

34. Circle of Iron (1978)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.9
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A young martial artist embarks on an adventure, encountering other martial artists in battle until one day he meets an aging blind man who will show him the true meaning of martial arts and life.

Director: Richard Moore | Stars: David Carradine, Jeff Cooper, Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 2,136

35. The Adventurers (1970)

R | 171 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.5
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The wealthy playboy son of an assassinated South American diplomat discovers that his father was really murdered on orders of the corrupt president of the country--a man who was his ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Charles Aznavour, Alan Badel, Candice Bergen, Thommy Berggren

Votes: 651 | Gross: $2.84M

36. The Day of the Dolphin (1973)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.1
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A marine biologist teaches his dolphins to communicate in English but shady characters plan to kidnap the trained mammals for a more sinister purpose.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Paul Sorvino, John Dehner

Votes: 2,700 | Gross: $2.30M

37. C.C. & Company (1970)

R | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

4.9
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A motorcycle rebel saves a woman from his gang and fights an outlaw guru for supremacy.

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Joe Namath, Ann-Margret, William Smith, Jennifer Billingsley

Votes: 747

38. Hercules (1958)

G | 107 min | Adventure, Fantasy

5.4
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The muscular Hercules performs his Labors, sails with the Argonauts, and romances the fair Iole.

Director: Pietro Francisci | Stars: Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Fabrizio Mioni, Ivo Garrani

Votes: 1,819 | Gross: $10.90M

39. Macho Callahan (1970)

R | 99 min | Western

5.3
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Macho Callahan breaks out of a Confederate military prison, intent on revenge against the man responsible for his imprisonment. Unfortunately, along the way, he kills another man and that man's vengeful widow tracks down Callahan.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: David Janssen, Jean Seberg, Lee J. Cobb, James Booth

Votes: 275

40. City on Fire (1979)

R | 106 min | Action, Drama

4.2
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A pyromaniac, ex-employee of a city oil refinery creates an explosion at the facility which starts a chain-reaction of fires that engulf the entire city.

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Barry Newman, Susan Clark, Shelley Winters, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 1,015

41. Old Boyfriends (1979)

R | 103 min | Drama

5.7
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When her marriage falls apart, a psychiatrist seeks out those of her former boyfriends who left the biggest impact on her life, mostly in a bad way.

Director: Joan Tewkesbury | Stars: Talia Shire, Richard Jordan, Keith Carradine, John Belushi

Votes: 335

42. Go Tell the Spartans (1978)

R | 114 min | Drama, War

6.6
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During the early 1960s, U.S. military advisers in South Vietnam discover the same challenges that plagued the French army in Indochina ten years prior.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Craig Wasson, Jonathan Goldsmith, Marc Singer

Votes: 2,507

43. Hercules Unchained (1959)

G | 105 min | Adventure, Fantasy

4.6
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While negotiating peace between two brothers contesting the throne of Thebes, an amnesiac Hercules is seduced by the evil Queen Omphale.

Directors: Pietro Francisci, Mario Bava | Stars: Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Gabriele Antonini, Patrizia Della Rovere

Votes: 1,904 | Gross: $5.45M

44. The People Next Door (1970)

R | 93 min | Drama

6.3
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Comfortable New York suburbanites Arthur and Gerrie Mason learn that their seemingly innocent teenage daughter Maxie is a drug addict.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Eli Wallach, Julie Harris, Deborah Winters, Stephen McHattie

Votes: 191 | Gross: $0.22M

45. Doomwatch (1972)

PG | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.5
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The waters surrounding an island become contaminated by chemical dumping, and people who eat fish caught in those waters become deformed and violent.

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Ian Bannen, Judy Geeson, John Paul, Simon Oates

Votes: 836

46. Night Games (1980)

R | 100 min | Drama

4.9
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A Californian housewife is terrified of having sex because of a past assault. When this phobia threatens to destroy her marriage, she takes refuge in a series of erotic fantasies about a masked man. But is it really all just a fantasy?

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Cindy Pickett, Barry Primus, Joanna Cassidy, Paul Jenkins

Votes: 244

47. Take This Job and Shove It (1981)

PG | 100 min | Comedy

5.1
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The "Alison Group" has bought four beer breweries in difficulties. The young but rising top Manager Frank Macklin is sent to reorganize one of them, the one which happens to be the main ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Trikonis | Stars: Robert Hays, Art Carney, Barbara Hershey, David Keith

Votes: 731 | Gross: $17.57M

48. Goldengirl (1979)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Sport

4.8
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A neo-Nazi doctor tries to make a superwoman of his daughter who has been specially fed, exercised, and conditioned since she was a child in preparation of the Olympics.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Susan Anton, James Coburn, Curd Jürgens, Leslie Caron

Votes: 346

49. A Different Story (1978)

PG | 108 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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A homosexual woman marries a gay male friend to prevent his deportation, but they soon fall in love.

Director: Paul Aaron | Stars: Perry King, Meg Foster, Valerie Curtin, Peter Donat

Votes: 348

50. Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1979 TV Movie)

TV-G | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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The Winterbolt is trying to make North Pole his evil wonderland, and it is up to Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and other icons to stop him.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Red Buttons, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Alan Sues

Votes: 2,054


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