With Robert Abel and Associates (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. TRON (1982)

PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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58 Metascore

A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.

Director: Steven Lisberger | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan

Votes: 106,561 | Gross: $33.00M

2. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

G | 132 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.4
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48 Metascore

When an alien spacecraft of enormous power is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral James T. Kirk resumes command of the overhauled USS Enterprise in order to intercept it.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 75,195 | Gross: $82.26M

3. Breakin' (1984)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.8
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53 Metascore

A struggling young jazz dancer meets up with two break-dancers. Together they become the sensation of the street crowds.

Director: Joel Silberg | Stars: Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo Quinones, Michael Chambers, Ben Lokey

Votes: 5,360 | Gross: $38.68M

4. The Mind's Eye (1990 Video)

40 min | Animation, Short

7.8
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A compilation of early computer animation experiments.

Director: Jan Nickman

Votes: 179

5. Imaginaria (1993 Video)

Animation, Short

9.2
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Imaginaria is an animated collection of short films produced by Miramar Images Inc.

Directors: David Newsom, D. Borenstein, P. Coudsi, Mitch Craig, Richard Dean, Art Durinski, Michael Gibson, Kenny Mirman, Kevin Pike, Keiji Yamaguchi

Votes: 5

6. The Jacksons: Can You Feel It (1981 Video)

10 min | Short, Music

8.5
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Directors: Robert Abel, Michael Gibson | Stars: Jackie Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson

Votes: 71

7. Computers Are People, Too! (1982 TV Movie)

46 min | Documentary

7.5
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This movie explores the possibilities of interaction between man and computer, with some historical background. It demonstrates techniques introduced in the Walt Disney movie _Tron (1982)_,... See full summary »

Director: Denis Sanders | Stars: Billy Bowles, Joseph Campanella, Michael Iceberg, Elaine Joyce

Votes: 13

8. High Fidelity (1984)

2 min | Animation, Short

6.3
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Director: Randy Roberts

Votes: 22

9. Cube Quest (1983 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

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Star: Ken Nordine

10. Quincy Jones on Jazz (1994 Video)

Documentary, Short

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Quincy Jones takes us on an unforgettable tour revealing the origins of Soul, Rap and Jazz. The film, originally created for the Encyclopedia Africana project by Harvard University's W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, was underwritten by Microsoft.

Director: David Christopher Loya | Star: Quincy Jones

11. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: The Magical Mystery Trip Through Little Red's Head (1974)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Two youngsters are shrunk so they can enter their teenage sister's head, and discover how the mind works.

Director: Herbert Klynn | Stars: Lennie Weinrib, Diane Murphy, Ike Eisenmann, Sarah Kennedy

Votes: 14

12. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Alamo Jobe (1985)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.7
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During the Battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836, 15-year-old messenger Jobe H. Farnum is about to be killed. He is transported forward in time to San Antonio in 1985. The 1980s prove to be too much for Jobe to handle.

Director: Michael D. Moore | Stars: Kelly Reno, William Boyett, Lurene Tuttle, Richard Young

Votes: 336

13. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Boo! (1986)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Sweet, old-fashioned ghosts Nelson and Evelyn Chumsky are aghast when a porn queen and her sleazy husband move into their home, and try to scare the raunchy new residents away.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Eddie Bracken, Evelyn Keyes, Bruce Davison, Andrea Marcovicci

Votes: 213

14. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Dorothy and Ben (1986)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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It is shocking enough when old Ben Dumfy emerges like Rip Van Winkle from a 40-year coma, but his special mental communication with Dorothy, a comatose 7-year-old, leads to an even greater ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Joe Seneca, Lane Smith, Louis Giambalvo, Kathleen Lloyd

Votes: 221

15. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Fine Tuning (1985)

G | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

4.8
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Three high-school kids build an antenna that can catch signals from outer space. They learn that the aliens are big fans of 1950s American television and are coming to Hollywood to meet some of their favorite Earth stars.

Director: Bob Balaban | Stars: Matthew Labyorteaux, Gary Riley, Jim Gatherum, Milton Berle

Votes: 271

16. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Gather Ye Acorns (1986)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Jonathan Quick, the bane of his practical parents' existence, takes an ancient tree troll's advice to pack up his treasured comic-book collection and follow his heart. And so, fifty years later..

Director: Norman Reynolds | Stars: Mark Hamill, David Rappaport, Lois De Banzie, Mary Jo Deschanel

Votes: 232

17. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Ghost Train (1985)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Opa Globe is convinced it is his destiny to board a train he inadvertently caused to crash 75 years ago, and tells his nine-year old grandson the old Highball Express will careen through ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roberts Blossom, Scott Paulin, Gail Edwards, Lukas Haas

Votes: 570

18. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Grandpa's Ghost (1986)

Not Rated | 24 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Edwin's grandpa died in his sleep last night. So why is the old man still hanging around the apartment, playing the piano and swapping stories with Edwin's grandma?

Director: Timothy Hutton | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Herta Ware, Ian Wolfe, Tom Willett

Votes: 172

19. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Guilt Trip (1985)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.5
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Overworked and exhausted, the emotion Guilt in human personification takes a fateful cruise and falls in love with Love.

Director: Burt Reynolds | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Loni Anderson, Charles Durning, Carol Arthur

Votes: 250

20. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Hell Toupee (1986)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.8
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Defense attorney Harry Ballentine is understandably nervous when his client is mild-mannered accountant Murray Bernstein - who after investing in a strange toupee had felt compelled to murder the first lawyer he saw. Harry goes after it.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Tony Kienitz, Cindy Morgan, Stanley Brock, Gary Allen

Votes: 194

21. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Mirror, Mirror (1986)

PG | 24 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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An egotistical horror novelist dismisses the supernatural in real life, but he is forced to reconsider his disbelief when he finds himself pursued by a bizarre figure with a misshapen face.... See full summary »

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Sam Waterston, Helen Shaver, Dick Cavett, Tim Robbins

Votes: 414

22. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Mr. Magic (1985)

PG | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Old-timer Lou Bundles, once a world-famous magician, is now fumbling every trick, and desperately purchases an amazing old deck of cards at a small magic shop in hopes of going out in a ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Sid Caesar, Leo Rossi, Larry Gelman, Julius Harris

Votes: 237

23. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Mummy Daddy (1985)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A dedicated actor in a realistic mummy costume that he can't take off is shooting a movie in a swamp. When he hears his wife is in labor, he runs towards the town but the local rednecks think he's the real deal and form a posse.

Director: William Dear | Stars: Tom Harrison, Bronson Pinchot, Brion James, Tracey Walter

Votes: 536

24. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: No Day at the Beach (1986)

PG | 24 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Scorned by his troop of poker-playing teen-aged soldiers, Arnold Skamp becomes a war hero by miraculously saving their lives when they charge the battle-torn beaches of Port Nuovo, Italy. ... See full summary »

Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Larry Spinak, Ralph Seymour, Philip McKeon

Votes: 211

25. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: One for the Books (1986)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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An elderly college janitor amazes himself, his wife and the scientific community when his brain turns into a sponge that soaks up more and more incredible knowledge of every subject taught ... See full summary »

Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Leo Penn, Joyce Van Patten, Nicholas Pryor, John Alvin

Votes: 153

26. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: One for the Road (1986)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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In 1934, a couple of South Bronx barflies try to kill drunk Mike Malloy for his insurance money and find they're tangling with much more than they bargained for.

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: James Cromwell, Geoffrey Lewis, Joe Pantoliano, Al Ruscio

Votes: 186

27. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Remote Control Man (1985)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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A meek, unhappy and frustrated husband with a nagging wife and incorrigible sons finally finds solace in his new TV set that "comes alive" with the use of a magic remote control and gives ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Sydney Lassick, Nancy Parsons, Philip Bruns, Jeff Cohen

Votes: 295

28. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Santa '85 (1985)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Kris Kringle's Christmas is rudely interrupted when he lands in the clink with a bunch of bogus Santas after tripping a home burglar alarm. The cynical sheriff doesn't believe his story, so... See full summary »

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Douglas Seale, Pat Hingle, Gabriel Damon, Marvin J. McIntyre

Votes: 261

29. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Secret Cinema (1986)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.4
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Young everyday woman Jane becomes convinced that someone is recording and influencing her everyday life and that she's become the unwilling star of a secret cinema.

Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: Eve Arden, Paul Bartel, Griffin Dunne, Penny Peyser

Votes: 191

30. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: The Amazing Falsworth (1985)

PG-13 | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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A nightclub audience gasps at The Amazing Falsworth's psychic powers, but the shock is his alone when the blindfolded performer picks up the vibes of a serial killer in the room.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Gregory Hines, Richard Masur, Don Calfa, Suzanne Bateman

Votes: 327

31. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: The Doll (1986)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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The lonely, loveless life of a shy bachelor takes an astounding turn when he buys a special doll, exquisitely hand-crafted by a mysterious German toymaker. He tries to track down the woman who modeled for it.

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: John Lithgow, Anne Helm, Sharon Spelman, John Christopher Jones

Votes: 234

32. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: The Main Attraction (1985)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Athletic teenage hunk Brad Bender thinks he is too cool for nerdy classmate Shirley, who is crazy over him, until, to his horror, a meteor shower's power suddenly turns him into a human magnet.

Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: John Scott Clough, Lisa Jane Persky, Richard Bull, Barbara Sharma

Votes: 373

33. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: The Mission (1985)

PG | 46 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A courageous young World War II gunner and aspiring cartoonist, trapped in the belly gun of a B-17 aircraft with the landing gear destroyed, has only his imagination as a force that might ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Kevin Costner, Casey Siemaszko, Kiefer Sutherland, J.J. Cohen

Votes: 841

34. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: The Sitter (1986)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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A Jamaican babysitter uses voodoo to tame a pair of mischievous, stir-crazy boys.

Director: Joan Darling | Stars: Mabel King, Seth Green, Joshua Rudoy, Wendy Phillips

Votes: 235

35. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Vanessa in the Garden (1985)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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When a brilliant young artist's beloved wife dies in a carriage wreck, the grief-stricken husband is possessed with an incredible plan to bring her back through his art.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Sondra Locke, Beau Bridges, Margaret Howell

Votes: 299


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