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9 1/2 Weeks (1986)
Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger and Margaret Whitton
Director: Adrian Lyne. Also starred David Margulies, Christine Baranski & Karen Young. Plot: An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets into an impersonal affair with a man...
48 Hours (1982)
Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy and Annette O'Toole
Director: Walter Hill. Also starred Frank McRae, James Remar & David Patrick Kelly. Plot: A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.
About Last Night (1986)
Rob Lowe, Demi Moore and James Belushi
Director: Edward Zwick. Also starred Elizabeth Perkins, George DiCenzo and Michael Alldredge
Above The Law (1988)
Steven Seagal, Pam Grier and Henry Silva
Director: Andrew Davis. Also starred Sharon Stone
Absence of Malice (1981)
Paul Newman and Sally Field
Director: Sydney Pollack
The Abyss (1989)
Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Michael Biehn
Director: James Cameron. Also starred Leo Burmester, Todd Graff. Plot: A civilian diving team are enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species. Won an Oscar
The Accidental Tourist (1988)
William Hurt, Kathleen Turner and Geena Davis
Director: Lawrence Kasdan. Also starred Amy Wright, David Ogden Stiers & Ed Begley Jr. Plot: An emotionally distant writer of travel guides must carry on with his life after his son is killed and his marriage crumbles.
The Accused (1988)
Kelly McGillis, Jodie Foster and Bernie Coulson
Director: Jonathan Kaplan. Also starred Leo Rossi, Ann Hearn & Carmen Argenziano. Plot: A rape victim, enraged at the light sentence her attackers received on account that she was of "questionable character" goads a female prosecutor to charge the men who literally cheered the attack on. Won an Oscar
Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton and Keith Coogan
Director: Chris Columbus. Also starred Vincent D'Onofrio and Penelope Ann Miller
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
John Neville, Sarah Polley, Eric Idle and Oliver Reed
Director: Terry Gilliam. Also starred Uma Thurman, Robin Williams and Peter Jeffrey.
Agency (1980)
Robert Mitchum, Lee Majors and Valerie Perrine
Director: George Kaczender. Also starred Alexandra Stewart, Saul Rubinek & George Touliatos. Plot: A mysterious millionaire buys an ad agency and begins to replace its employees with his own people, who don't appear to be advertising types at all...
Alarming Trends (1987)
Michael Benson, Ronnie Cramer and Lane Kharmon
Director: Ronnie Cramer. Also starred Lon Malish, Bethany Shaffer & E. Shepard Steveson. Plot: Two attractive female roommates battle over food while aliens (disguised as sandwiches) invade the Earth and man-eating trout fill the skies.
Aliens (1986)
Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn and Michael Biehn
Director: James Cameron. Also starred Lance Henriksen, Paul Reisner & Bill Paxton. Plot: The planet from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, enough? Won 2 Oscars
Always (1989)
Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter and John Goodman
Director: Steven Spielberg. Also starred Brad Johnson and Audrey Hepburn.
Amadeus (1984)
F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce and Elizabeth Berridge
Director: Milos Forman. Also starred Roy Dotrice, Simon Callow & Christine Ebersole. Plot: The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback mode by Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. Won 8 Oscars
American Gigolo (1980)
Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton and Hector Elizondo
Director: Paul Schrader
American Ninja (1985)
Michael Dudikoff, Steve James and Judie Aronson
Director: Sam Firstenberg. Also starred John Fujioka, Guich Koock, Don Stewart & John LaMotta
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
David Naughton, Jenny Agutter and Griffin Dunne
Director: John Landis. Also starred John Woodvine, Lila Kaye & Joe Belcher. Plot: Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. Won an Oscar
Another Time, Another Place (1983)
Phyllis Logan, Giovanni Mauriello and Denise Coffey
Director: Michael Radford. Also starred Tom Watson, Gianluca Favilla & Gregor Fisher. Won BAFTA Film Award
The Appointment (1981)
Edward Woodward, Jane Merrow and Samantha Weyson
Director: Lindsey C. Vickers. Also starred John Judd, Alan Stewart & Auriol Goldingham
Armed & Dangerous (1986)
John Candy, Eugene Levy and Meg Ryan
Director: Mark L. Lester. Also starred Robert Loggia, Jonathan Banks and Don Stroud
Arthur (1981)
Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli and John Gielgud
Director: Steve Gordon. Also starred Geraldine Fitzgerald, Jill Eikenberry & Stephen Elliott. Plot: Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which... Won 2 Oscars
Atlantic City (1980)
Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon and Michel Piccoli
Director: Louis Malle. Also starred Hollis McLaren, Robert Joy & Moses Znaimer. Plot: Lou (Lancaster) is a small time gangster, who thinks he used to be something big. He meets up with a younger girl...
Baby It's You (1983)
Rosanna Arquette, Vincent Spano and Joanna Martin
John Sayles. Also starred Jack Davidson, Nick Ferrari & Dolores Messina. Plot: In 1966 New Jersey, Jill Rosen (Arquette), a frustrated high schooler, is intrigued by an enigmatic new student known only as the Sheik (Spano)...
Back Street Jane (1989)
Steve Duvall, Michael Ford and Kelly J. Hornbaker
Director: Ronnie Cramer. Also starred Andren Scott, Marlene Shapiro & Sheila Ivy Traister. Plot: Two unemployed girlfriends, bored and needing money, decide to break into the local drug dealer's house and rip him off...
Back to the Beach (1987)
Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello and Lori Loughlin
Director: Lyndall Hobbs. Also starred Tommy Hinkley, Connie Stevens and Thomas David Parker
Back to the Future (1985)
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson
Director: Robert Zemeckis. Also starred Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson & Claudia Wells. Plot: In 1985, Doc Brown invented time travel, in 1955, Marty McFly accidentally prevented his parents from meeting, putting his own existence at stake. Won an Oscar
Batman (1989)
Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson and Kim Basinger
Director: Tim Burton. Also starred Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle & Billy Dee Williams. Plot: The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker. Won an Oscar
Beaches (1988)
Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey and John Heard
Director: Garry Marshall. Also starred Spalding Gray, Lainie Kazan & James Read. Plot: A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.
The Beastmaster (1982)
Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts and Rip Torn
Director: Don Coscarelli. Also starred John Amos, Rod Loomis and Chrissy Kellogg
Beat Street (1984)
Rae Dawn Chong, Guy Davis and Jon Chardiet
Director: Stan Lathan. Beat Street serves up an electrifying display of nonstop music and dancing.
Beetle Juice (1988)
Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis and Annie McEnroe
Director: Tim Burton. Also starred Maurice Page, Hugo Stanger & Michael Keaton. Plot: A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a "bio-exorcist" in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house.
Bellman and True (1987)
Bernard Hill, Derek Newark and Richard Hope
Director: Richard Loncraine. Also starred Ken Bones, Frances Tomelty & Kieran O'Brien
Better off Dead (1985)
John Cusack, Kim Darby and Diane Franklin
Director: Savage Steve Holland. Also starred Curtis Armstrong, David Ogden Stiers and Scooter Stevens
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold and John Ashton
Director: Martin Brest. Also starred Lisa Eilbacher, Ronny Cox & Steven Berkoff. Plot: A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.
Big (1988)
Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins and Robert Loggia
Director: Penny Marshall. Also starred John Heard, Jared Rushton & David Moscow. Plot: When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body literally overnight.
The Big Chill (1983)
Tom Berenger, Glenn Close and Jeff Goldblum
Director: Lawrence Kasdan. Also starred William Hurt, Kevin Kline & Mary Kay Place. Plot: A group of seven former college friends gather for a weekend reunion at a posh South Carolina winter house after the funeral of one of their friends.
The Big Easy (1987)
Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin and Ned Beatty
Director: Jim McBride. Also starred John Goodman, Lisa Jane Persky & Ebbe Roe Smith. Plot: Set in New Orleans. Remy McSwain (Quaid), lieutenant in Homicide finds that he has two problems, the first of a series of gang killings and Ann Osborne (Barkin), a beautiful attorney from the D.A.'s police corruption task force in his office.
The Big Red One (1980)
Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill and Robert Carradine
Director: Samuel Fuller. Also starred Bobby Di Cicco, Kelly Ward & Stéphane Audran. Plot: The story of a sergeant and the inner core members of his unit as they try to serve in and survive World War II.
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall and Dennis Dun
Director: John Carpenter. Also starred James Hong, Victor Wong and Kate Burton
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter and George Carlin
Director: Stephen Herek. Also starred Terry Camilleri, Dan Shor & Tony Steedman. Plot: Two seemingly dumb teens struggle to prepare a historical presentation with the help of a time machine.
Blade Runner (1982)
Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer and Sean Young
Director: Ridley Scott. Also starred Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, Daryl Hannah and Brion James
Bloodbath at the House of Death (1984)
Kenny Everett, Pamela Steveson and Vincent Price
Director: Ray Cameron. Also starred Gareth Hunt, Don Warrington & John Fortune
Blood Simple (1984)
John Getz, Frances McDormand and Dan Hedaya
Director: Joel Coen. Also starred M. Emmett Walsh, Samm-Art Williams & Deborah Neumann. Plot: A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple.
Blue Velvet (1986)
Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan and Dennis Hopper
Director: David Lynch. Also starred Laura Dern, Hope Lange & Dean Stockwell. Plot: After finding a severed human ear in a field, a young man soon discovers a sinister underworld lying just beneath his idyllic suburban home town.
BMX Bandits (1983)
Nicole Kidman, David Argue and John Ley
Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith. Also starred Angelo D'Angelo, James Lugton and Bryan Marshall
Boardinghouse (1982)
John Wintergate, Kalassu and Alexandra Day
Director: John Wintergate. Also starred Joel Riordan, Brian Bruderlin & Belma Kora. Plot: A boarding house is reopened years after gruesome murders were committed there. Suddenly, the body count begins once more!
Body Heat (1981)
William Hurt, Kathleen Turner and Richard Crenna
Director: Lawrence Kasdan. Also starred Ted Danson, J. A. Preston & Mickey Rourke. Plot: In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.
Body Rock (1984)
Lorenzo Lamas, Vicki Frederick and Cameron Dye
Director: Marcelo Epstein. Also starred Michelle Nicastro and Ray Sharkey
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Tom Cruise, Kyra Sedgwick and Raymond J. Barry
Director: Oliver Stone. Also starred Caroline Kava, Jerry Levine, Frank Whaley and Willem Dafoe.
The Bounty (1984)
Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins and Laurence Olivier
Director: Roger Donaldson. Also starred Edward Fox, Daniel Day-Lewis & Bernard Hill. Plot: The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh (Hopkins), whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship.
Brazil (1985)
Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro and Katherine Helmond
Director: Terry Gilliam. Also starred Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins & Michael Palin
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez and Judd Nelson
Director: John Hughes. Also starred Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy, Paul Gleeson and John Kapelos
Britannia Hospital (1982)
Leonard Rossiter, Brian Pettifer and John Moffatt
Director: Lindsay Anderson. Also starred Fulton Mackay, Vivian Pickles & Barbara Hicks
Broadcast News (1987)
William Hurt, Albert Brooks and Holly Hunter
Director: James L. Brooks. Also starred Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles & Joan Cusack. Plot: Take two rival TV reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one producer, female. Mix well and watch the sparks fly.
Buddy Goes West (1981)
Bud Spencer, Amidou and Joe Bugner
Director: Michele Lupo. Also starred Sara Franchetti and Andrea Heuer
Bull Durham (1988)
Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins
Director: Ron Shelton. Also starred Trey Wilson, Robert Wujl & William O'Leary. Plot: A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.Casualties of War (1989) -- Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn and Don Harvey -- Director: Brian De Palma. Also starred John C. Reilly, John Leguizamo & Thuy Thu Le. Plot: During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager.
Caddyshack (1980)
Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield and Ted Knight
Director: Harold Ramis. Also starred Bill Murray, Sarah Holcomb and Albert Salmi
Can't Buy Me Love (1987)
Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson and Courtney Gains
Director: Steve Rash. Also starred Seth Green, Sharon Farrell and Ami Dolenz
Casablanca Express (1989)
Jason Connery, Francesco Quinn and Jinny Steffan
Director: Sergio Martino. Also starred Manfred Lehmann, John Evans & Donald Pleasence. Plot: In, 1942 a commando (Jason Connery) is assigned to protect Winston Churchill (Evans) when it is learned that the Nazis are plotting to kidnap him.
Castaway (1986)
Oliver Reed, Amanda Donohoe and Georgina Hale
Director: Nicolas Roeg. Also starred Frances Barber, Tony Ricards & Todd Rippon
Casual Sex? (1988)
Lea Thompson, Victoria Jackson and Jerry Levine
Director: Geneviève Robert. Also starred Andrew Dice Clay, Mary Gross and Cynthia Phillips
Chariots of Fire (1981)
Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers and Ian Charleson
Director: Hugh Hudson. Also starred Ben Cross, Daniel Gerroll & Ian Holm. Won 4 Oscars
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
William Hurt, Marlee Matlin and Piper Laurie
Director: Randa Haines. Also starred Philip Bosco, Allison Gompf & John F. Cleary. Plot: James (Hurt) is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah (Martin), a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. Won an Oscar
Child's Play (1988)
Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon and Alex Vincent
Director: Tom Holland. Also starred Brad Dourif, Dinah Manoff & Tommy Swerdlow. Plot: Young Andy Barclay (Vincent) gets the doll he wanted. However, he did not know it was alive!
Choose Me (1984)
Geneviève Bujold, Keith Carradine and Lesley Ann Warren
Director: Alan Randolph. Also starred Patrick Bauchau, Rae Dawn Chong & John Larroquette. Plot: Several lost-soul night-owls, including a nightclub owner, a talkback radio relationships counseller...
Christine (1983)
Keith Gordon, John Stockwell and Alexandra Paul
Director: John Carpenter
A Christmas Story (1983)
Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin and Peter Billingsley
Director: Bob Clark. Also starred Ian Petrella, Scott Schwartz & R. D. Robb. Plot: Ralphie (Billingsley) has to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect gift for the 1940's.
Circle of Two (1980)
Tatum O'Neal, Norma Dell'Agnese and Donann Cavin
Director: Jules Dassin. Also starred Elan Ross Gibson, Maggie Morris & Richard Burton
Clash of the Titans (1981)
Harry Hamlin, Judi Bowker, Maggie Smith and Burgess Meredith
Director: Desmond Davis. Also starred Laurence Olivier, Claire Bloom, Ursula Andress
Class (1983)
Jacqueline Bisset, Rob Lowe and Andrew McCathy
Director: Lewis John Carlino. Also starred Cliff Robertson, John Cusack and Casey Siemaszko
Class of 1984 (1982)
Perry King, Merrie Lynn Ross and Timothy Van Patten
Director: Mark L. Lester. Also starred Roddy McDowall, Michael J. Fox and Erin Flannery
Clockwise (1986)
John Cleese, Penny Leatherbarrow and Howard Lloyd-Lewis
Director: Christopher Morahan. Also starred Jonathan Bowater, Stephen Moore & Alison Steadman
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones and Levon Helm
Director: Michael Apted. Also starred Phyllis Boyens, Bill Anderson Jr. & Foister Dickerson. Plot: Biography of Loretta Lynn (Spacek), a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame. Won an Oscar
Cobra (1986)
Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielson and Reni Santoni
Director: George P. Cosmatos. Also starred Andrew Robinson, David Rasche and Lee Garlington
Cocktail (1988)
Tom Cruise, Elisabeth Shue and Lisa Banes
Director: Roger Donaldson. Also starred Bryan Brown, Kelly Lynch and Gina Gershon
Cocoon (1985)
Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley and Hume Cronyn
Director: Ron Howard. Also starred Brian Dennehy, Jack Gilford & Steve Guttenberg. Plot: When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigour. Won 2 Oscars
Code of Silence (1985)
Chuck Norris, Henry Silva and Mike Genovese
Director: Andrew Davis. Also starred Dennis Farina, Allen Hamilton and Ron Henriquez
The Color of Money (1986)
Paul Newman, Tom Cruise and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Director: Martin Scorsese. Also starred Helen Shaver, John Turturro & Bill Cobbs. Plot: Fast Eddie Felson (Newman) teaches a cocky but immensely talented protégé the ropes of pool hustling, which in turn inspires him to make an unlikely comeback. Won an Oscar
The Color Purple (1985)
Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg and Margaret Avery
Director: Steven Spielberg. Also starred Oprah Winfrey, Willard E. Pugh & Akosua Busia. Plot: The life and trials of a young African American Woman.
Coming to America (1988)
Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall and James Earl Jones
Director: John Landis. Also starred John Amos, Madge Sinclair & Shari Headley. Plot: An African prince goes to Queens, New York City to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.
Coming Up Roses (1986)
Ifan Huw Dafydd, Gillian Elisa and Mari Emlyn
Director: Stephen Bayly. Also starred Iola Gregory, Rowan Griffiths & Dafydd Hywel
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones and Max Von Sydow
Director: John Milius. Also starred Sandahl Bergman, Mako and William Smith
Condorman (1981)
Michael Crawford, Oliver Reed and Barbara Carrera
Director: Charles Jarrot. Also starred James Hampton and Dana Elcar
The Cook The Thief His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon and Helen Mirren
Director: Peter Greenaway. Also starred Alan Howard, Tim Roth & Ciarán Hinds
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Bill Bernstein, Martin Landau and Claire Bloom
Director: Woody Allen. Also starred Stephanie Roth Haberle, Gregg Edelman & George J. Manos. Plot: An opthamologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.
Crocodile Dundee (1986)
Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski and John Meillon
Director: Peter Faiman. Also starred David Gulpili, Ritchie Singer & Maggie Blinco. Plot: An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City.
Dance 'Til Dawn (1988)
Christina Applegate, Tempestt Bledsoe and Brian Bloom
Director: Paul Schneider. Also starred Tracey Gold, Alyssa Milano, Matthew Perry and Kelsey Grammer
Dance With a Stranger (1985)
Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett and Ian Holm
Director: Mike Newell. Also starred Stratford Johns, Joanne Whalley & Tom Chadbon.About Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Glenn Close, John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer
Also starred Uma Thurman, Keanu Reeves and Mildred Natwick
The Dead (1987)
Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann and Dan O'Herlihy
Director: John Huston. Also starred Donal Donnelly, Helena Carroll & Cathleen Delany. Plot: John Huston's last film is a labor of love at several levels: an adaptation of perhaps one of the greatest pieces of English-language literature by one of Huston's favorite authors, James Joyce; a love letter to the land of his ancestors and the country where his children grew up; and the chance to work with his screenwriter son Tony and his actress daughter Anjelica.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard and Ethan Hawke
Director: Peter Weir. Also starred Josh Charles, Gale Hansen, James Waterston and Norman Lloyd.
Dead Ringers (1988)
Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold and Heidi Von Palleske
Director: David Cronenberg. Also starred Barbara Gordon, Shirley Douglas & Stephen Lack. Plot: The Mantle (Irons) brothers are both doctors - both gynecologists - and identical twins. Mentally however, one of them is more confident than the other...
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Rosanna Arquette, Madonna and Aidan Quinn
Director: Susan Seidelman. Also starred Robert Joy, Mark Blum & Laurie Metcalf. Plot: A bored suburban housewife, seeking adventure to her life, accidentally gets hit on the head, wakes up with amnesia, and is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan.
Die Hard (1988)
Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia and Reginald Veljohnson
Director: John McTierman. Also starred Paul Gleason, De'voreaux White & William Atherton. Plot: New York cop John McClane (Willis) gives terrorists a dose of their own medicine as they hold hostages in an LA office building.
Diner (1982)
Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern and Mickey Rourke
Director: Barry Levinson. Also starred Kevin Bacon, Tim Daly & Ellen Barkin. Plot: A group of college-age buddies struggle with their imminent passage into adulthood in 1959 Baltimore.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and Cynthia Rhodes
Director: Emile Ardolino. Also starred Jerry Orbach
Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)
Lorraine Ashbourne, Jean Boht and Carl Chase
Director: Terence Davies. Also starred Chris Darwin, Sally Davies & Frances Dell
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee
Director: Spike Lee. Also starred Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito & Spike Lee. Plot: On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
Dreamchild (1985)
Coral Browne, Ian Holm and Peter Gallagher
Director: Gavin Millar. Also starred Nicola Cowper, Jane Asher & Amelia Shankley
Dream a Little Dream (1989)
Corey Haim, Corey Feldman and Jason Robards
Director: Marc Rocco. Also starred Piper Laurie, Harry Dean Stanton and William McNamara
Dressed to Kill (1980)
Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson and Nancy Allen
Director: Brian De Palma. Also starred Keith Gordon, Dennis Franz & David Margulies. Plot: A transsexual murders one of his psychiatrist's patients, and now he's after the prostitute who witnessed it.
The Dresser (1983)
Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay and Edward Fox
Director: Peter Yates. Also starred Zena Walker, Eileen Atkins & Michael Gough
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy and Dan Aykroyd
Director: Bruce Beresford. Also starred Patti LuPone, Esther Rolle & Joann Havrilla. Plot: An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years. Won 4 Oscars
Drowning by Numbers (1988)
Joan Plowright, Juliet Stevenson and Joely Richardson
Director: Peter Greenaway. Also starred Bernard Hill, Jason Edwards & Bryan Pringle
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch and James LeGros
Director: Gus Van Sant. Also starred Heather Graham, Eric Hull & Max Perlich. Plot: A realistic road movie about a drug addict, his 'family', and their inevitable decline into crime.
Dudes (1987)
Jon Cryer, Daniek Roebuck and Catherine Mary Stewart
Director: Penelope Spheeris. Also starred Flea, Lee Ving and Michael Melvin
East of Ipswich (1987)
John Nettleton, Pat Heywood and Edward Rawle-Hicks
Director: Tristram Powell. Also starred Allan Cuthbertson, Rosemary Mcvie & Oona Kirsch
Eating Raoul (1982)
Paul Bartel, Mary Woronov and Robert Beltran
Director: Paul Bartel. Also starred Susan Saiger, Lynn Hobart & Richard Paul. Plot: A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discover a bizarre, if not murderous way to get funding for opening a restaurant.
Educating Rita (1983)
Michael Caine, Julie Walters and Michael Williams
Director: Lewis Gilbert
The Elephant Man (1980)
Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt and Anne Bancroft
Director: David Lynch. Also starred John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller & Freddie Jones
El Norte (1983)
Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, David Villalpando and Ernesto Gómez Cruz
Director: Gregory Nava. Also starred Lupe Ontiveros, Trinidad Silva & Alicia del Lago. Plot: Mayan Indian peasants, tired of being thought of as nothing more than "brazos fuertes" ("strong arms", i.e., manual laborers).....
The Emerald Forest (1985)
Powers Boothe, Meg Foster and Yara Vaneau
Director: John Boorman. Also starred William Rodriguez, Estee Chandler & Charley Boorman. Plot: Based on a true story, Powers Boothe plays an American dam engineer in Brazil.
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher
Director: Irvin Kershner. Also starred Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels & David Prowse. Plot: While Luke (Hamill) takes advanced Jedi training from Yoda, his friends are relentlessly pursued by Darth Vader (Daniels) as part of his plan to capture Luke.
E. T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace and Robert MacNaughton
Director: Steven Spielberg. Also starred Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote & K. C. Martel. Plot: A group of Earth children help a stranded alien botanist return home. Won 4 Oscars
Excalibur (1981)
Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren and Nicholas Clay
Director: John Boorman. Also starred Cherie Lunghi, Paul Geoffrey & Nicol Williamson. Plot: A spirited accounting of one of the most obscure periods of the world's history. This reprisal is magical in its execution and gives its audience something to watch.
Eye of the Needle (1981)
Donald Sutherland, Stephen MacKenna and Philip Martin Brown
Director: Richard Marquand. Also starred Kate Nelligan, Christopher Cazenove & George Belbin
The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer and Beau Bridges
Director: Steven Kloves
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Judge Reinhold
Director: Amy Heckerling. Also starred Phoebe Cates, Ray Walston, Forest Whitaker and Vincent Schiavelli
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Michael Douglas, Glenn Close and Anne Archer
Director: Adrian Lyne. Also starred Ellen Hamilton Latzen, Stuart Pankin & Ellen Foley. Plot: A married man's one night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck and Mia Sara
Director: John Hughes. Also starred Jennifer Grey, Jeffrey Jones and Charlie Sheen
Field of Dreams (1989)
Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan and Gaby Hoffman
Director: Phil Alden Robinson. Also starred Ray Liotta, Timothy Busfield & James Earl Jones. Plot: An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago Black Sox come.
Firefox (1982)
Clint Eastwood and Freddie Jones
Director and Producer: Clint Eastwood
Fire With Fire (1986)
Craig Sheffer, Virginia Madsen and Kate Reid
Director: Duncan Gibbons. Also starred Jon Polito, Tim Russ and D. B. Sweeney
First Blood (1982)
Slyvester Stallone, Richard Crenna and Brian Dennehy
Director: Ted Kotcheff. Also starred Michael Talbott and David Caruso
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline
Director: Charles Crichton. Also starred Michael Palin, maria Aiken & Tom Georgeson. Plot: In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.
Fist of Fear, Touch of Death (1980)
Bruce Lee, Fred Williamson and Ron Van Clief
Director: Matthew Mallinson. Also starred Adolph Caesar, Aaron Banks & Bill Louie. Plot: A reporter interviews fighters and promoters about Bruce Lee, intercut with footage from old Bruce Lee films and pseudo-documentary footage.
Five Corners (1987)
Jodie Forster, Tim Robbins and Todd Graff
Director: Tony Bill. Also starred John Turturro, Michael R. Howard & Pierre Epstein. Plot: Young psychotic man returns to neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks young lady he previously tried to rape and young man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.
Flashdance (1983)
Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri and Cynthia Rhodes
Director: Adrian Lyne. Also starred Belinda Bauer, Lilia Skala, Sunny Johnson and Lee Ving
Flash Gordon (1980)
Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson and Max Von Sydow
Director: Mike Hodges. Also starred Topol, Timothy Dalton and Brian Blessed
Flesh & Blood (1985)
Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tom Burlinson
Director: Paul Verhoeven. Also starred Jack Thompson, Ronald Lacey and Bruno Kirby
Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens and Veronica Cartwright
Director: Randal Kleiser. Also starred Cliff De Young, Sarah Jessica Parker & Matt Adler. Plot: In 1978, a boy is moved 8 years into the future and has an adventure with the alien ship that is responsible for that.
Flowers in the Attic (1987)
Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant and Kristy Swanson
Director: Jeffrey Bloom. Also starred Jeb Stuart Adams, Ben Ryan Ganger & Lindsay Parker. Plot: Children are hidden away in the attic by their conspiring mother and grandmother.
The Fly (1986)
Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis and John Getz
Director: David Cronenberg. Also starred Joy Boushel, Leslie Carlson & George Chuvalo. Plot: A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.
Footloose (1984)
Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer and John Lithgow
Director: Herbert Ross. Also starred Christopher Penn and Jim Youngs
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet and Topol
Director: John Glen. Also starred Lynn-Holly Johnson, Julian Glover & Cassandra Harris. Plot: Agent 007 is assigned to hunt for a lost British encryption device and prevent it from falling into enemy hands.
The Fourth Protocol (1987)
Michael Caine, Pierce Brosnan and Ned Beatty
Director: John MacKenzie. Also starred Joanna Cassidy, Julian Glover & Michael Gough. Plot: KGB agent, Major Valeri Petrofsky has been reassigned at the request of the KGB Chairman for a secret mission...
Fraternity Vacation (1985)
Stephen Geoffreys, Sheree J. Wilson and Cameron Dye
Director: James Frawley. Also starred Leigh McCloskey, Tim Robbins, Matt McCoy and Amanda Bearse
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons and Hilton McRae
Director: Karel Reisz. Also starred Emily Morgan, Charlotte Mitchell & Lynsey Baxter.
Fresh Horses (1988)
Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy and Patti D'Arbanville
Director: David Anspaugh. Also starred Ben Stiller, Leon Russom and Viggo Mortensen
Friday the 13th (1980)
Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King and Jeannine Taylor
Director: Sean S. Cunningham. Also starred Robbi Morgan, Kevin Bacon & Harry Crosby. Plot: Many years after a boy drowns one summer and two camp counselors are killed the subsequent summer at Camp Crystal Lake, a new owner decides to reopen, which sparks a series of grisly murders.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin and Vincent D'Onofrio
Director: Stanley Kubrick. Also starred R. Lee Ermey, Dorian Harewood & Kevyn Major Howard. Plot: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow Marine recruits from their brutal basic training to the bloody street fighting set in 1968 Hue, Vietnam.
Gallipoli (1981)
Mark Lee, Bill Kerr and Harold Hopkins
Director: Peter Weir. Also starred Charles Lathalu Yunipingli, Heath Harris & Ron Graham. Plot: Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.
Gandhi (1982)
Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen and Edward Fox
Director: Richard Attenborogh. Also starred John Gielgud, Trevor Howard & John Mills. Plot: Biography of Mahatma Gandhi, the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British through his philosophy of non-violent protest.Won 8 Oscars
Ghostbusters (1984)
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver
Director: Ivan Reitman. Also starred Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis & Annie Potts. Plot: Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
Girls Just Want To Have Fun (1985)
Sarah Jessica Parker, Lee Montgomery and Helen Hunt
Director: Alan Metter. Also starred Shannen Doherty, Morgan Woodward and Ed Lauter
Glory (1989)
Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington and Cary Elwes
Director: Edward Zwick. Also starred Morgan Freeman, Jihmi Kennedy & Andre Braugher. Plot: Robert Gould Shaw (Broderick) leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates. Won 3 Oscars
Go For It (1983)
Terence Hill, Bud Spencer and Buffy Dee
Director: Enzo Barboni (aka E. B. Clucher). Also starred David Huddleston, Faith Minton and Dan Rambo
The Goonies (1985)
Sean Astin, Josh Brolin and Corey Feldman
Director: Richard Donner. Also starred Martha Plimpton, Robert Davi and Anne Ramsey
Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown and Julie Harris
Director: Michael Apted. Also starred John Omirah Miluwi, Iain Cuthbertson & Constantin Alexandrov. Plot: The story of Dian Fossey (Weaver), a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Gotcha! (1985)
Anthony Edwards, Linda Fiorentino and Alex Rocco
Director: Jeff Kanew. Also starred Nick Corri and Marla Adams
Grease 2 (1982)
Maxwell Caulfield, Michelle Pfeiffer and Lorna Luft
Director: Patricia Birch. Also starred Pamela Segall, Adrian Zmed, Didi Conn, Eve Arden, Sid Caesar and Tab Hunter
Gregory's Girl (1981)
John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn and Jake D'Arcy
Director: Bill Forsyth. Also starred Clare Grogan, Robert Buchanan & Billy Greenless. Plot: Gregory is a normal teen who is infatuated with a classmate. He must work to win her affection.Won BAFTA Film Award
Gremlins (1984)
Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates and Hoyt Axton
Director: Joe Dante. Also starred Corey Feldman, Judge Reinhold and Keye Luke
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan Lord of the Apes (1984)
Christopher Lambert, Ralph Richardson and Ian Holm
Director: Hugh Hudson. Also starred James Fox, Andie MacDowell and David Suchet
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Barbara Hershey, Carrie Fisher and Michael Caine
Director: Woody Allen. Also starred Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest & Maureen O'Sullivan. Plot: Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's (Farrow) husband falls in love with her sister Lee (Hershey), while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly (Wiest). Won 3 Oscars
Heavenly Bodies (1984)
Cynthia Dale, Laura Henry and Richard Rebiere
Director: Lawrence Dane. Also starred Reiner Schwartz and Cec Linder
The Heavenly Kid (1985)
Lewis Smith, Jason Gedrick and Jane Kaczmarek
Director: Cary Medoway. Also starred Richard Mulligan and Mark Metcalf
Heaven's Gate (1980)
Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken and John Hurt
Director: Michael Cimino. Also starred Sam Waterson, Brad Dourif & Isabelle Huppert. Plot: Michael Cimino's bleak anti-western based on events in 1890s Wyoming.
Hellraiser (1987)
Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins and Ashley Laurence
Director: Clive Barker. Also starred Sean Chapman, Oliver Smith & Robert Hines. Plot: An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover, who's being chased by demons after he escaped from their sado-masochistic Hell.
Henry V (1989)
Derek Jacobi, Kenneth Branagh and Simon Shepherd
Director: Kenneth Branagh. Also starred James Larkin, Brian Blessed & James Simmons. Plot: The gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France. Won Oscar
Hercules (1983)
Lou Ferrigno, Sybil Danning and William Berger
Director: Lewis (Luigi Cozzi) Coates. Also starred Brad Harris and Ingrid Anderson
Hiding Out (1987)
Jon Cryer, Annabeth Gish and Keith Coogan
Director: Bob Giraldi. Its about a successful young Wall Street broker called to testify against the mob in a bogus bond trial.
High Hopes (1988)
Philip Davis, Ruth Sheen and Edna Doré
Director: Mike Leigh. Also starred Philip Jackson, Heather Tobias & Lesley Manville. Plot: Slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley (Sheen) and Cyril (Davis), his mother, who's aging quickly and becoming forgetful...
High School U.S.A. (1983)
Michael J. Fox, Nancy McKeon and Todd Bridges
Director: Rodney Amateau. Also starred Angela Cartwright, Bob Denver and Dana Plato
The Hit (1984)
John Hurt, Terence Stamp and Tim Roth
Director: Stephen Frears. Also starred Laura del Sol, Bill Hunter & Fernando Rey. Plot: Ex-gangster Willie Parker (Stamp) has betrayed his former "colleagues" and now lives in Spain where he thinks he can hide from their vengeance...
The Hitcher (1986)
C. Thomas Howell, Rutger Hauer and Jennifer Jason Leigh
Director: Robert Harmon. Also starred Jeffrey DeMunn, John M. Jackson & Billy Green Bush. Plot: A young man transporting a car to another state is stalked along the road by a cunning and relentless serial killer who eventually frames the driver for a string of murders.
Hollywood Vice Squad (1986)
Ronny Cox, Frank Gorshin and Leon Isaac Kennedy
Director: Penelope Spheeris. Also starred Trish Van Devere, Carrie Fisher & Evan C. Kim. Plot: A mother goes to Hollywood to find her runaway daughter. She discovers that the girl has become involved in the pornography industry, and goes to the police to get help in finding her.
Hope and Glory (1987)
Sebastian Rice-Edwards, Gerladine Muir and Sarah Miles
Director: John Boorman. Also starred David Hayman, Sammi Davis & Derrick O'Connor. Plot: A semiautobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2...
Hot Pursuit (1987)
John Cusack, Robert Loggia and Jerry Stiller
Director: Steven Lisberger. Also starred Ben Stiller, Monte Markham and Shelley Fabares
Hotshot (1987)
Pelé, Jim Youngs and Penelope Ann Miller
Director: Rick King. Also starred Mario Van Peebles and Billy Warlock
House of the Long Shadows (1983)
Vincent Price, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing
Director: Pete Walker. Also starred Desi Arnaz Jr., John Carradine & Sheila Keith. Plot: An American writer goes to a remote Welsh manor on a $20,000 bet: can he write a classic novel like "Wuthering Heights" in twenty-four hours...
Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
Doug McClure, Ann Turkel and Vic Morrow
Director: Barbara Peters. Also starred Cindy Weintraub, Anthony Pena & Denise Galik
The Idolmaker (1980)
Ray Sharkey, Peter Gallagher and Paul Land
Director: Taylor Hackford. Also starred Joe Pantoliano, Olympia Dukakis and Maureen McCormick
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Harrison Ford, Sean Connery and Denholm Elliott
Director: Steven Spielberg. Also starred Alison Doody, John Rhys-Davies & Julian Glover. Plot: When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. (Connery) suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones (Ford) must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis. Won an Oscar
Inseminoid (1981)
Robin Clarke, Jennifer Ashley and Stephanie Beacham
Director: Norman J. Warren. Also starred Steven Grives, Barrie Houghton & Rosalind Lloyd. Plot: A crew of interplanetary archaeologists is threatened when an alien creature impregnates one of their members, causing her to turn homicidal and murder them one by one.
Johnny Be Good (1988)
Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey Jr. and Paul Gleason
Director: Bud S. Smith. Also starred Uma Thurman and Jennifer Tilly.
Just One Of The Guys (1985)
Joyce Hyser, Clayton Rohner and Billy Jayne
Director: Lisa Gottlieb. Also starred Toni Hudson, Leigh McCloskey and Sherilyn Fenn
The Karate Kid (1984)
Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Elisabeth Shue
Director: John G. Avildsen. Also starred Martin Kove, Chad McQueen, Randee Heller & William Zabka. It is a sensitive story of friendship between an old man who has lost his son and a young teen who has lost his father
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder and John Allen Nelson
Director: Stephen Chiodo. Also starred John Vernon, Michael Siegel & Peter Licassi. Plot: Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.
A Killing Affair (1986)
Peter Weller, Kathy Baker and John Glover
Director: David Saperstein. Also starred Bill Smitrovich, Rhetta Hughes & Amy Fields. Plot: The story of a widow (in West Virginia) who takes in a drifter who she believes killed her husband. She begins to fall for him but cannot be sure if she should trust him.
The Killing Fields (1984)
Sam Waterson, Haing S. Ngor and John Malkovich
Director: Roland Joffé. Also starred Julian Sands, Craig T. Nelson & Spalding Gray. Plot: An American citizen is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody "Year Zero" ethnic cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million "undesirable" civilians.
Kill or Be Killed (1980)
James Ryan, Charlotte Michelle and Norman Coombes
Director: Ivan Hall. Also starred Daniel DuPlessis, Raymond Ho-Tong & Ed Kannemeyer. Plot: Two former ranking figures of the Axis powers schedule a deadly martial arts tournament in an isolated locale. The two rivals then race to assemble the top competitors from around the world, with Steve Hunt (Ryan) being the most sought after fighter.
The King of Comedy (1982)
Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis and Diahnne Abbott
Director: Martin Scorsese. Also starred Sandra Bernhard, Shelley Hack & Ed Herlihy. Plot: Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin (De Niro) wants to achieve success in showbiz, by resorting to stalking his idol, a late night talk show host who craves his own privacy. Won BAFTA Film Award
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
William Hurt, Raul Julia and Sonia Braga
Director: Hector Babenco. Also starred José Lewgoy, Milton Gonçalves & Miriam Pires. Plot: Luis Molina (Hurt) and Valentin Arregui (Julia) are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a homosexual, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. Won Oscar
Knightriders (1981)
Ed Harris, Gary Lahti and Tom Savini
Director: George A. Romero. Also starred Amy Ingersoll, Patricia Tallman & Christine Forrest. Plot: A travelling troupe of jousters and performers are slowly cracking under the pressure of hick cops, financial troubles and their failure to live up to their own ideals.
Krull (1983)
Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony and Freddie Jones
Director: Peter Yates. Also starred Francesca Annis, Alun Armstrong, Bernard Bresslaw & Liam Neeson.
Labyrinth (1986)
David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly and Toby Froud
Director: Jim Henson. Also starred Shelley Thomson, Christopher Malcolm & Natalie Finland. Plot: 15-year-old Sarah (Connelly) accidentally wishes her baby half-brother, Toby (Froud), away to the Goblin King Jareth (Bowie) who will keep Toby if Sarah does not complete his Labyrinth in 13 hours.
The Last American Virgin (1982)
Lawrence Monoson, Diane Franklin and Steve Antin
Director: Boaz Davidson. Also starred Joe Rubbo, Louisa Moritz & Brian Peck
The Last Dragon (1985)
Taimak, Vanity and Christopher Murney
Director: Michael Schultz. Also starred Julius Carry, Faith Prince and Mike Starr. In 1986 The last Dragon received a "Golden Globe" nomination for Best Original Song (Rhythm of the Night)
The Last Emperor (1987)
John Lone, Joan Chen and Peter O'Toole
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci. Also starred Roucheng Ying, Victor Wong & Dennis Dun. Plot: The story of the final Emperor of China. Won 9 Oscars.
The Last Starfighter (1984)
Lance Guest, Robert Preston and Dan O'Herlihy
Director: Nick Castle. Also starred Catherine Mary Stuart, Dan Mason & Norman Snow. "The Last Starfighter" is a fun, science-fiction fantasy, that can be enjoyed by all ages. A young teenager, Alex Rogan (Lance Guest), lives in a caravan park with his mother. He spends all of his spare-time playing a video game called The Starfighter. Alex's video-game skills approach genius level, when he reaches the final stage of the Starfighter game & wins. As a result, he is visited by Centaur (Robert Preston in his last screen role), an alien from another world, who recruits him to save the universe from destruction by rebel invaders.
La Bamba (1987)
Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales and Rosanna DeSoto
Director: Luis Valdez. Also starred Elizabeth Peña, Danielle von Zerneck, Joe Pantoliano and Rick Dees. The life of rock and roll legend Ritchie Valens
Legal Eagles (1986)
Robert Redford, Debra Winger and Daryl Hannah
The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)
Helen Slater, Peter Coyote and Keith Gordon
Director: Matthew Robbins. Also starred Christian Slater, Richard Bradford, Yeardley Smith and Dean Stockwell. All Billie Jean wanted was $608 from the boy who broke her brother's scooter. But when you come from a small town in Texas, justice is something you have to win for yourself. Billie Jean didn't mean to become a fugitive. She'd never heard of Joan Of Arc...
Less Than Zero (1987)
Andrew McCarthy, Jamie Gertz and Robert Downey Jr. and James Spader
Director: Marek Kanievska. Also starred Nicholas Pryor & Michael Bowen
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Gary Busey
Director: Richard Donner. Also starred Mitchell Ryan, Darlene Love, Traci Wolfe and Lycia Naff.
Licence to Kill (1989)
Timothy Dalton, Carey Lowell and Robert Davi
Director: John Glen. Alsi starred Talisa Soto, Anthony Zerbe & Frank McRae. Plot: James Bond leaves Her Majesty's Secret Service to stop an evil drug lord and avenge his best friend, Felix Leiter.
License to Drive (1988)
Corey Haim, Corey Feldman and Carol Kane
Director: Greg Beeman. Also starred Richard Masur, heather Graham & Michael Manasseri
Lifeforce (1985)
Steve Railsback, Peter Firth and Frank Finlay
Director: Tobe Hooper. Also starred Mathilda May, Patrick Stewart & Michael Gothard. Plot; A space shuttle mission investigating Halley's Comet brings back a malevolent race of space vampires...
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene and Vincent Gardenia
Director: Frank Oz. Also starred Steve Martin, Tichina Arnold & Michelle Weeks. Plot: A nerdish florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.
The Living Daylights (1987)
Timothy Dalton, Maryam D'Abo and Jeroen Krabbé
Director: John Glen. Also starred Joe Don Baker, John Rhys-Davies & Art Malik. Plot: James Bond is living on the edge to stop an evil arms dealer from starting another world war. Bond crosses all seven continents in order to stop the evil Whitaker (Baker) and General Koskov (Krabbé).
Local Hero (1983)
Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert and Fulton Mackay
Director: Bill Forsyth. Also starred Denis Lawson, Norman Chancer & Peter Capaldi. Plot: An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected. Won BAFTA Award
The Lonely Lady (1983)
Pia Zadora, Lloyd Bochner and Bibi Besch
Director: Peter Sasdy. Also starred Joseph Cali, Anthony Holland & Jared Martin. Plot: A young screenwriter allows others to exploit her in the hopes of "making it" in Hollywood.
Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)
Chuck Norris, David Carradine, Barbara Carrera and Robert Beltran
Director: Steve Carver. Also starred L. Q. Jones and Dana Kimmell.
The Long Good Friday (1980)
Bob Hoskins, Leo Dolan and Kevin McNally
Director: John Mackenzie. Also starred Patti Love, P. H. Moriarty & Derek Thompson. Plot: Harold (Hoskins), a prosperous English gangster, is about to close a lucrative new deal when bombs start showing up in very inconvenient places...
Loophole (1981)
Albert Finney, Martin Sheen and Susannah York
Director: John Quested. Also starred Colin Blakely, Jonathan Pryce & Robert Morley. Plot: When architect Stephen Booker loses his partnership, he finds jobs hard to come by, and with money in short supply, he unwittingly becomes involved in a daring scheme to rob one of London's biggest bank vaults.
The Lost Boys (1987)
Jason Patric, Corey Haim and Dianne Wiest
Director: Joel Schumacher. Also starred Barnard Hughes, Edward Herrmann & Kiefer Sutherland. Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire.
Lost In America (1985)
Albert Brooks and Julie Hagerty
Director: Albert Brooks
Loverboy (1989)
Patrick Dempsey, Kate Jackson and Robert Ginty
Director: Joan Micklin Silver. Also starred Nancy Valen, Dylan Walsh & Barbara Carrera.
Lucas (1986)
Corey Haim, Kerri Green and Charlie Sheen
Director: David Seltzer. Also starred Courtney Thorne-Smith, Winona Ryder & Tom Hodges.
The Magic Toyshop (1987)
Caroline Milmoe, Tom Bell and Kilian McKenna
Director: David Wheatley. Also starred Patricia Kerrigan, Lorcan Cranitch & Gareth Bushill. Plot: After her parents are killed, a young girl is sent to London to live with her uncle and his family.
Manhunter (1986)
William Petersen, Kim Greist and Joan Allen
Director: Michael Mann. Also Brian Cox, Dennis Farina & Tom Noonan. Plot: An FBI specialist tracks a serial killer who appears to select his victims at random.
Mannequin (1987)
Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall and Estelle Getty
Director: Michael Gottlieb. Also starred James Spader, G. W. Bailey & Steve Vinovich
Married to the Mob (1988)
Paul Lazar, Alec Baldwin & Captain Haggerty
Director: Jonathan Demme. Also starred Marlene Willoughhby, Frank Aquilino & Charles Napier. Plot: An undercover FBI agent falls in love with a recently widowed mafia wife seeking to start her life over after her husband's murder and who is also pursued by a libidinous mafia kingpin seeking to claim her for himself.
Masters of The Universe (1987)
Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella and Courteney Cox
Director: Gary Goddard. Also starred James Tolkan & Billy Barty.
Maurice (1987)
James Wilby, Hugh Grant and Rupert Graves
Director: Two male English school chums find themselves falling in love at Cambridge.
The Meaning of Life (1983)
Graham Chapman, John Cleese and Eric Idle
Director: Terry Jones / Terry Gilliam. Also starred Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones & Michael Palin. Plot: The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way
Melvin and Howard (1980)
Jason Robards, Paul Le Mat and Elizabeth Cheshire
Director: Jonathan Demme. Also starred Mary Steenburgen, Chip Taylor & Melvin E. Dummar. Plot: The story of hard-luck Melvin Dummar (Le Mat), who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes (Robards). Won 2 Oscars
The Man From Snowy River (1982)
Tom Burlinson, Kirk Douglas and Terence Donovan
Director: George Miller. Also starred Bruce Kerr, Sigrid Thornton & Gus Mercurio. The story of a boy suddenly alone in the world. The men who challenge him. And the girl who helps him become a man.
Mischief (1985)
Doug McKeon, Catherine Mary Stewart and Kelly Preston
Director: Mel Damski. Also starred Chris Nash & Jami Gertz
Missing (1982)
Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek and Melanie Mayron
Director: Costa-Gavras. Also starred John Shea, Charles Cioffi & David Clennon. Plot: Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman (Lemmon), this is the story of an American father of conservative background who comes to a South American country to search for his missing son, a journalist. Won an Oscar
The Mission (1986)
Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons and Ray McAnally
Director: Roland Joffé. Also starred Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi & Ronald Pickup. Plot: 18th century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American Indian tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal. Won an Oscar
The Missionary (1982)
Michael Palin, Maggie Smith and Trevor Howard
Director: Richard Loncraine. Also starred Denholm Elliott, Michael Hordern & Graham Crowden. Plot: In 1905, after 10 years of missionary work in Africa, the Rev. Charles Fortesque (Palin) is recalled to England...
Mississippi Burning (1988)
Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe and Frances McDormand
Director: Alan Parker. Also starred Brad Dourif, R. Lee Ermey & Gailard Sartain. Plot: Two FBI agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists. Won an Oscar
Modern Romance (1981)
Albert Brooks, Kathryn Harrold and Bruno Kirby
Director: Albert Brooks
Mona Lisa (1986)
Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson and Michael Caine
Director: Neil Jordan. Also starred Robbie Coltane, Clarke Peters & Kate Hardie. Plot: George (Hoskins), after getting out of prison, begins looking for a job, but his time in prison has reduced his stature in the criminal underworld...
The Monster Club (1980)
Vincent Price, John Carridine and Anthony Steel
Director: Roy Ward Baker. Also starred Roger Sloman, Fran Fullenwider & B. A. Robertson. Plot: A writer of horror stories is invited to a "monster club" by a mysterious old gentleman.
The Monster Squad (1987)
Andre Gower, Robbie Kiger and Stephen Macht
Director Fred Dekker. Also starred Duncan Regehr & Tom Noonan. Count Dracula adjourns to Earth, accompanied by Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Gillman. The uglies are in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. Our heroes - the Monster Squad are the only ones daring to stand in their way.
Moonlighting (1982)
Jeremy Irons, Eugene Lipinski and Jiri Stanislav
Director: Jerzy Skolimowski. Also starred Eugeniusz Haczkiewicz, Edward Arthur & Denis Holmes. Plot: A Polish contractor, Nowak (Irons), leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there...
Moonstruck (1987)
Cher, Nicolas Cage and Olympia Dukakis
Mr H is Late (1988)
Eric Sykes, Jimmy Edwards and John Alderton
Director: Eric Sykes. Also starred Bobby Ball, Tommy cannon & Norman Collier. Plot: A team of inept undertakers attempt to get a coffin to a funeral on time.
Ms. 45 (1981)
Zoë Lund, Albert Sinkys and Darlene Stuto
Director: Abel Ferrara. Also starred Helen McGara, Nike Zachmanoglou & Abel Ferrara
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth & Daniel Day-Lewis
Director: Stephen Frears. Also starred Gordon Warnecke, Derrick Branche & Rita Wolf. Plot: An ambitious Asian Briton and his white lover strive for success and hope, when they open up a glamorous laundromat.
My Left Foot (1989)
Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker and Alsion Whelan
Director: Jim Sheridan. Also starred Kirsten Sheridan, Declan Croghan & Eanna MacLiam. Plot: The story of Christy Brown (Day-Lewis), who was born with cerebral palsy. He learned to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot. Won 2 Oscars
My Science Project (1985)
John Stockwell, Danielle Von Zerneck and Fisher Stevens
Director: Jonathan R. Betuel. Also starred Raphael Sbarge, Richard Masur & Barry Corbin
My Tutor (1982)
Caren Kaye, Matt Lattanzi and Kevin McCathy
Director: George Bowers. Also starred Clark Brandon, Bruce Bauer & Crispin Glover
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo and Imogene Coca
Director: Harold Ramis. Also starred Randy Quaid, Anthony Michael hall & Dana Barron. Plot: The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.
Near Dark (1987)
Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright and Lance Henriksen
Director: Kathryn Bigelow. Also starred Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein & Tim Thomerson. Plot: A young man reluctantly joins a travelling "family" of evil vampires, when the girl he'd tried to seduce is part of that group.
Never Say Never Again (1983)
Sean Connery, Klaus Maria Brandauer and Max Von Sydow
Director: Irvin Kershner. Also starred Barbara Carrera, Kim Bassinger & Bernie Casey. Plot: A SPECTRE agent has stolen two American nuclear warheads, and James Bond must find their targets before they are detonated.
Never Too Young To Die (1986)
John Stamos, Vanity and Gene Simmons
Director: Gil Bettman. Also starred George Lazenby, Robert Englund & Peter Kwong
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
John Saxon, Ronee Blakley and Heather Langenkamp
Director: Wes Craven. Also starred Amanda Wyss, Jsu Garcia & Johnny Depp. Plot: In the dreams of his victims, a specteral child murderer stalks the children of the members of the lynch mob that killed him.
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
John Hurt, Richard Burton and Suzanna Hamilton
Director: Michael Radford. Also starred Cyril Cusack, Gregor Fisher & James Walker. Plot: George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love. Burton's last film and his year of death.
No Retreat No Surrender (1986)
Kurt McKinney, Jean-Claude Van Damme and J. W. Falls
Director: Corey Yuen.
North Shore (1987)
Matt Adler, Gregory Harrison and Nia Peeples
Director: William Phelps. Also starred John Philbin, Gerry Lopez and Laird Hamilton. The adventure of a lifetime begins...
No Small Affair (1984)
Jon Cryer, Demi Moore and George Wendt
Director: Jerry Schatzberg. Also starred Peter Frechette, Elizabeth Daily & Jeffrey Tambor
No Way Out (1987)
Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman and Sean Young
Director: Roger Donaldson. Also starred Will Patton, Howard Duff & George Dzundza. Plot: A cover-up and witch-hunt occur after a politician accidentally kills his mistress.
The Nude Bomb (1980)
Don Adams, Sylvia Kristel and Rhonda Fleming
Director: Clive Donner. Also starred Dana Elcar, Pamela Hensley
Nuts (1987)
Barbra Streisand, Richard Dreyfuss and Maureen Stapleton
Director: Martin Ritt. Also starred Karl Malden, Eli Wallach & Robert Webber. Plot: A high-class call girl accused of murder fights for the right to stand trial rather than be declared mentally incompetent.
Octopussy (1983)
Roger Moore, Maud Adams and Louis Jourdan
Director: John Glen. Also starred Kristina Wayborn, Kabir Bedi & Steven Berkoff. Plot: A Faberge Egg found with a murdered British agent puts Bond on the trail that leads to a plot to kill thousands to weaken NATO defences in Europe.
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
Richard Gere, Debra Winger and David Keith
Director: Taylor Hackford
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Robert De Niro, James Woods and Elizabeth McGovern
Director: Sergio Leone. Also starred Tuesday Weld, Treat Williams & James Hayden. Plot: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to Brooklyn over 30 years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
One Crazy Summer (1986)
John Cusack, Demi Moore and Bob Goldthwait
Director: Savage Steve Holland. Also starred Joe Flaherty, Mark Metcalf & Curtis Armstrong. When you're out of school and on Nantucket there's only one other place to be and that's 'out of your mind'.
On Golden Pond (1981)
Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda and Jane Fonda
Director: Mark Rydell. Also starred Doug McKeon, Dabney Coleman & William Lanteau. Plot: The loons are back again on Golden Pond and so are Norman Thayer, a retired professor, and Ethel who have had a summer cottage there since early in their marriage. Won 3 Oscars
On the Run (1983)
Rod Taylor, Paul Winfield and Beau Cox
Director: Mende Brown. Also starred Shirley Cameron, Ray Meagher & Brian McDermott
Ordinary People (1980)
Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore and Timothy Hutton
Out of Africa (1985)
Robert Redford, Meryl Streep and Klaus Maria Brandauer
The Outsiders (1983)
C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon and Ralph Macchio
Director: Francis Ford Coppola. Also starred Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez & Tom Cruise
Paradise (1982)
Willie Aames, Phoebe Cates and Richard Curnock
Director: Stuart Gillard. Also starred Tuvia Tavi, Neil Vipond & Shoshana Duer
Parenthood (1989)
Steve Martin, Dianne Wiest and Dennis Dugan
Director: Ron Howard. Also starred Mary Steenburgen, Paul Linke & Jason Robards. Plot: The Buckman family is a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse.
A Passage to India (1984)
Judy Davis, Alec Guinness and Victor Banerjee
The Passionate Pilgrim (1984)
Eric Morecambe, Tom Baker and Madeline Smith
Director: Charles Walker. Also starred John Le Mesurier & Elfrida Ashworth
Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily and Mark Holton
Director: Tim Burton. Also starred Diane Salinger, Judd Omen & Irving Hellman. Plot: Eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman (Reubens) embarks on the big adventure of his life across the US mainland, as he sets out to find his beloved bike, when it is stolen in broad daylight.
The Pick-Up Artist (1987)
Molly Ringwald, Robert Downey Jr. and Dennis Hopper
Director: james Toback. Also starred Harvey Keitel, Danny Aiello & Vanessa L. Williams
Places in the Heart (1984)
Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse and Ed Harris
Director: Robert Benton. Also starred Amy Madigan, John Malkovich & Danny Glover. Plot: In 1930's Southern US, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends. Won 2 Oscars
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Steve Martin, John Candy and Laila Robins
Director: John Hughes. Also starred Michael McKean, Kevin Bacon & Dylan Baker
Platoon (1986)
Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger and Forest Whitaker
Director: Oliver Stone. Also starred John C. McGinley, Johnny Depp, Kevin Dillon and Keith David.
Police Academy (1984)
Steve Guttenberg, Kim Cattrall and G. W. Bailey
Director: Hugh Wilson. Also starred Bubba Smith, Donovan Scott & George Gaynes. The new police recruits. Call them slobs. Call them jerks. Call them gross. - Just don't call them when you're in trouble.
Poltergeist (1982)
Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams and Beatrice Straight
Director: Tobe Hooper. Also starred Dominique Dunne, Oliver Robins & Heather O'Rourke. Plot: A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts.
The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke and Darryl Hannah
Director: Stuart Rosenberg. Also starred Geraldine Page, Kenneth McMillan and Tony Musante.
Popeye (1980)
Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall and Ray Walston
Director: Robert Altman. Also starred Paul Dooley, Paul L. Smith & Richard Libertini
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer and Andrew McCarthy
Director: Howard Deutch. Also starred James Spader, Harry Dean Stanton & Annie Potts
Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina and Vanessa Redgrave
Director: Stephen Frears. Also starred Frances Barber, Janet Dale & Julie Walters. Plot: This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton.
The Princess Bride (1987)
Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin and Chris Sarandon
Director: Rob Reiner. Also starred Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn & André the Giant. Plot: A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather).
Private Resort (1985)
Johnny Depp, Rob Morrow and Hector Elizondo
Director: George Bowers. Also starred Dody Goodman, Leslie Easterbrook & Andrew Dice Clay
Private School (1983)
Phoebe Cates, Betsy Russell and Matthew Modine
Director: Noel Black. Also starred Michael Zorek & Fran Ryan
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner and Robert Loggia
P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang (1982)
John Albasiny, Abigail Cruttenden and Maurice Gee
Michael Apted. Also starred Alison Steadman, Mark Brailsford & Christopher Karallis. Plot: The plot of one the early Channel Four films is sweet and simple. Boy likes girl at school, but is too embarrassed to confront her...
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels and Danny Aiello
Director: Woody Allen. Also starred Irving Metzman, Stephanie Farrow & David Kieserman. Plot: In 1930s New Jersey, a movie character walks off the screen and into the real world.
The Rachel Papers (1989)
Dexter Fletcher, Ione Skye and Jonathan Pryce
Director: Damian Harris. Also starred James Spader, Bill Paterson & Michael Gambon. Plot: Charles (Fletcher) is in control of his life; he is about to finish 6th from college and start at Oxford. He is 19 and wants an 'older' woman before he turns 20...
Rad (1986)
Bill Allen, Lori Loughlin and Talia Shire
Director: Hal Needham. Also starred Ray Walston, Alfie Wise & Jack Weston. Drama. The story of a young man, Cru Jones (Allen), who has the intensity and desire to win BMX race called Helltrack
Raging Bull (1980)
Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty and Joe Pesci
Director: Martin Scorsese
Ragtime (1981)
James Cagney, Brad Dourif and Moses Gunn
Director: Milos Forman. Also starred Elizabeth McGovern, Kenneth McMillan & Pat O'Brien. Plot: A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Harrison Ford, Karen Allen and Paul Freeman
Director: Steven Spielberg. Also starred Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies & Denholm Elliott. Action/adventure. Archeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to Find the Ark of the Covenant, before the Nazis...
Rain Man (1988)
Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise and Valeria Golino
Director: Barry Levinson. Also starred Gerald R. Molen, Jack Murdock & Michael D. Roberts. Plot: Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond (Hoffman) and a pittance to Charlie (Cruise); they travel cross-country.
Raising Arizona (1987)
Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter and Trey Wilson
Director: Joel Coen. Also starred John Goodman, William Forsythe & Sam McMurray. Plot: When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets, their lives get more complicated than they anticipated.
The Red Fury (1984)
Wendy Lynne, Cal Bartlett and Katherine Cannon
Director: Lyman Dayton. Also starred Juan Gonzales, Mary Ethel Gregory & Alan Hale Jr.
Red Heat (1988)
Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Belushi and Peter Boyle
Director: Walter Hill. Also starred Ed O'Ross, Laurence Fishbourne & Gina Gershon. Action/comedy. Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a Russian policeman sent after a Russian drug dealer who has escaped to....
Reds (1981)
Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton and Edward Hermann
Director: Warren Beatty. Also starred Jerzy Kosinski, Jack Nicholson & Paul Sorvino. Plot: A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States. Won 3 Oscars
Red Sonja (1985)
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brigitte Nielsen and Sandahl Bergman
Director: Richard Fleischer. Also starred Paul L. Smith, Ernie Reyes Jr & Pat Loach. Action/adventure. A woman and a warrior that became a legend
Restless Natives (1985)
Vincent Friell, Joe Mullaney and Teri Lally
Director: Michael Hoffman. Also starred Ned Beatty, Robert Urquhart & Bernard Hill. Plot: Two Scottish friends become local folk heroes and tourist attractions when they start holding up tour busses with novelty items.
Return of the Secaucus Seven (1980)
Bruce MacDonald, Maggie Renzi and Adam LeFevre
Director: John Sayles. Also starred Maggie Cousineau, Gordon Clapp & Jean Passanante. Plot: Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC.
Revenge of The Nerds (1984)
Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards and Timothy Busfield
Director: Jeff Kanew. Also starred Andrew Cassese, Curtis Armstrong & Larry B. Scott. Comedy. At a big campus, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to fight back for their peace and self respect.
Rhubarb, Rhubard (1980)
Eric Sykes, Jimmy Edwards and Bob Todd
Director: Eric Sykes. Also starred Charlie Drake, Bill Fraser & Hattie Jacques
Rich and Famous (1981)
Jacqueline Bisset and Candice Bergen
Director: George Cukor
The Right Stuff (1983)
Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn and Ed Harris
Director: Philip Kaufman. Also starred Dennis Quaid, Fred Ward & Barbara Hershey. Plot: The original US Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program. Won 4 Oscars.
Risky Business (1983)
Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay and Joe Pantoliano
Director: Paul Brickman. Also starred Richard Masur, Bronson Pinchot & Curtis Armstrong. Comedy. A Chicago teenager is looking for fun while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand.
Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1986)
Michelle Holmes, Siobhan Finneran and George Costigan
Director: Alan Clarke. Also starred Lesley Sharp, Kulvinder Ghir & Willie Ross. Plot: Realistic story of working class Yorkshire life. Two schoolgirls have a sexual fling with a married man. Serious and light-hearted by turns.
Road House (1989)
Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch and Sam Elliott
Director: Rowdy Herrington. Also starred Ben Gazzara, Marshall R. Teague & Julie Michaels. Action/crime. A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar..
RoboCop (1987)
Peter Weller, Nancy Allen and Dan O'Herlihy
Director: Paul Verhoeven. Also starred Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith & Miguel Ferrer. Plot: In a dystopic & crime ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg with submerged memories haunting him.
Romancing the Stone (1984)
Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito
Director: Robert Zemeckis. Also starred Zack Norman, Alfonso Arau & Manual Ojeda. Action/adventure, A romance writer sets off to Columbia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure.
A Room With a View (1985)
Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter and Denholm Elliott
Director: James Ivory. Also starred Julian Sands, Simon Callow & Patrick Godfrey. Plot: When Lucy Honeychurch (Carter) and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett (Smith) find themselves in Florence with rooms without views...
Roxanne (1987)
Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah and Rick Rossovich
Director: Fred Schepisi. Also starred Shelley Duvall, John Kapelos & Fred Willard. Plot: Based on the play "Cyrano de Bergerac", large nosed C.D. Bales (Martin) falls for the beautiful Roxanne (Hannah) while she falls for his personality but another man's looks.
Rumble Fish (1983)
Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke and Diane Lane
Director: Francis Ford Coppola. Also starred Dennis Hopper, Diana Scarwid & Vincent Spano. Plot: Rusty James (Dillon), an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.
Ruthless People (1986)
Danny DeVito, Bette Midler and Judge Reinhold
Director: Jim Abrahams & David Zucker. Also starred Helen Slater, Anita Morris & Bill Pulman. Plot: A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.
Say Anything... (1989)
John Cusack, Ione Skye and John Mahoney
Director: Cameron Crowe. Also starred Lili Taylor, Amy Brooks & Pamela Adlon. Drama/romance, A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.
Scandal (1989)
John Hurt, Joanne Whalley and Bridget Fonda
Director: Michael Caton-Jones. Also starred Ian McKellen, Leslie Phillips & Britt Ekland. Plot: An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him...
Scarface (1983)
Al Pacino, Steven Bauer and Michelle Pfeiffer
Director: Brian De Palma. Also starred Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia & Miriam Colon. Plot: In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug empire while succumbing to greed.
Secret Admirer (1985)
C. Thomas Howell, Kelly Preston and Lori Louglin
Director: David Greenwalt. Also starred Fred Ward, Dee Wallace & Cliff De Young, Comedy/romance, On the last day before summer vacations Michael receives a glowing, but anonymous, love-letter. He suspects...
The Secret of My Succe$s (1987)
Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater and Richard Jordan
Director: Herbert Ross. Also starred Margaret Whitton, John Pankow & Christopher Murney, Comedy, A talented young man can't get an executive position without raising through the ranks, so he comes up with a shortcut, which also benefits his love life.
Sea of Love (1989)
Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin and John Goodman
Director: Harold Becker. Also starred Michael Rooker, William Hickey & Richard Jenkins. Plot: Frank Keller (Pacino) is a New York detective investigating a case of a serial killer who finds the victims through the lonely hearts column in newspapers...
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
James Spader, Andie MacDowell and Peter Gallagher
Director: Steven Soderbergh. Also starred Laura San Giacomo, Ron Vawter & Steven Brill. Plot: A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.
Shag (1989)
Phoebe Cates, Scott Coffey and Bridget Fonda
Director: Zelda Barron. Also starred Annabeth Gish, Page Hannah & Tyrone Power Jr. Comedy. dramas, Summer of 1963, Carson (Cates) is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne....
She's OUt of Control (1989)
Tony Danza, Ami Dolenz and Catherine Hicks
Director: Stan Dragoti. Also starred Wallace Strawn, Dick O'Neill & Laure Mooney, Comedy, Doug Simpson (Danza) lives alone with his two daughters Katie and Bonnie, Katie has just turned 15 and when...
The Shining (1980)
Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall and Danny Lloyd
Director: Stanley Kubrick. Also starred Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson & Philip Stone. Plot: A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
Shirley Valentine (1989)
Paulline Collins, Tom Conti and Julia McKenzie
The Shooting Party (1985)
James Mason, Edward Fox and Dorothy Tutin
Director: Alan Bridges. Also starred John Gielgud, Gordon Jackson & Cheryl Campbell
Silkwood (1983)
Meryl Streep, Kirk Russell and Cher
Director: Mike Nichols. Also starred Craig T. Nelson, Fred Ward & Diana Scarwid. Plot: The story of Karen Silkwood (Streep), a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.
Sir Henry at Rawlinson End (1980)
Trevor Howard, Patrick Magee and Denise Coffey
Director: Steve Roberts. Also starred J. G. Devlin, Harry Fowler & Sheila Reid. Plot: The very eccentric English peer Sir Henry Rawlinson (Howard) attempts, with the help of his mad family & servants, to exorcise the ghost of his brother Humbert.
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Molly Ringwald, Justin Hardy and Michael Schoeffling
Director: John Hughes. Also starred Haviland Morris, Gedde Watanabe & Anthony Michael Hall, Comedy/drama, A young girls "sweet sixteenth" birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.
A Soldier's Story (1984)
Howard E. Rollins, Adolph Caesar and Art Evans
Director: Norman Jewison. Also starred David Alan Grier, David Harris & Dennis Lipscomb. Plot: An African American officer investigates a murder in a racially charged situation in World War II.
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
Eric Stolz, Mary Stuart Masterton and Lea Thompson
Director: Howard Deutch. Also starred Craig Sheffer, John Ashton & Elias Koteas
Something Wild (1986)
Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith and George 'Red' Schwartz
Director: Jonathan Demme. Also starred Leib Lensky, Tracey Walter & Maggie T. Plot: A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-con husband shows up.
Sophie's Choice (1982)
Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline and Peter MacNicol
Director: Alan J. Pakula. Also starred Rita Karin, Stephen D. Newman & Greta Turken. Plot: Sophie (Streep) is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live in Nathan, a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust.
Spaceballs (1987)
Mel Brooks, John Candy and Rick Moranis
Director: Mel Brooks. Also starred Bill Pullman, Daphne Zuniga & Dick Van Patten. Plot: Planet Spaceball's President Skroob (Brooks) sends Lord Dark Helmet (Moranis) to steal Planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr (Pullman) can stop them.
Spacehunter (1983)
Peter Strauss, Molly Ringwald and Ernie Hudson
Director: Lamont Johnson. Also starred Andrea Marcovicci, Michael Ironside & Beeson Carroll
The Squeeze (1987)
Ric Abernathy, Michael Keaton and Sanny Aiello III
Director: Roger Young. Also starred Rae Dawn Chong, Bobby Bass & Leslie Bevis. Plot: A mysterious black box spells danger to a con man and female detective.
Stand By Me (1986)
Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix and Corey Feldman
Director: Rob Reiner. Also starred Jerry O'Connell, Kiefer Sutherland & Casey Siemaszko. Plot: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find a body of a missing boy
Staying Alive (1983)
John Travolta, Cynthia Rhodes and Finola Hughes
Director: Sylvester Stallone. Also starred Steve Inwood, Julie Bovasso & Charles Ward
Steel Magnolias (1989)
Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Tom Skerritt and Julia Roberts
St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe and Andrew McCarthy
Director: Joel Schumacher. Also starred Demi Moore, Judd Nelson and Ally Sheedy.
The Stepfather (1987)
Terry O'Quinn, Jill Schoelen and Shelley Hack
Director: Joseph Ruben. Also starred Charles Lanyer, Stephen Shellen & Stephen E. Miller. Plot: All about a "family values" man Jerry Blake (O'Quinn) who marries widows and divorcées with children in search of the perfect family...
Stir Crazy (1980)
Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor and Georg Stanford Brown
Director: Sidney Poitier. Also starred JoBeth Williams, Miguel Ángel Suárez & Craig T. Nelson. Plot: Skip (Wilder) and Harry (Pryor) are framed for a bank robbery and end up in a western prison.
Stormy Monday (1988)
Melanie Griffith, Tommy Lee Jones and Sting
Director: Mike Figgis. Also starred Sean Bean, James Cosmo & Mark Long. Plot: Brendan (Bean) takes a job as janitor for Finney (Sting), who runs a jazz nightclub in the Northern English city of Newcastle...
Stripes (1981)
Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Warren Oates
Director: Ivan Reitman. Also starred P. J. Soles, Sean Young & John Candy
The Stunt Man (1980)
Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback and Barbara Hershey
Director: Richard Rush. Also starred Allen Garfield, Alex Rocco & Sharon Farrell. Plot: A fugitive stumbles on a movie set just when they need a new stunt man, takes the job as a way to hide out, and falls for the leading lady.
Subway (1985)
Isabelle Adjani, Christopher Lambert and Richard Bohringer
Director: Luc Besson. Also starred Michel Galabru, Jean-Hugues Anglade & Jean Bouise. Plot: Fred (Lambert) is living in the Paris Metro system. He is blackmailing Helena (Adjani), whose safe he has robbed.
Sudden Impact (1983)
Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke and Pat Hingle
Director: Clint Eastwood. Also starred Bradford Dillman, Paul Drake & Audrie J. Neenan. Plot: A rape victim is exacting revenge on her agressors in a small town outside San Francisco. Dirty Harry (Eastwood), on suspension for angering his superiors (again), is assigned to the case.
Summer Job (1989)
Sherrie Rose, James Summer and Amy Lynn Baxter
Director: Paul Madden. Also starred Cari Mayor, Renee Shugart & Fred Bourdin
Summer Lovers (1982)
Peter Gallagher, Daryl Hannah and Valérie Quennessen
Director: Randal Kleiser. Also starred Barbara Rush, Carole Cook & Hans van Tongeren
A Summer Story (1988)
James Wilby, Imogen Stubbs and Susannah York
Director: Piers Haggard. Also starred Kenneth Colley, Jerome Flynn & Lee Billett
Supergirl (1984)
Faye Dunaway, Helen Slater and Peter O'Toole
Director: Jeannot Szwarc. Also starred Mia Farrow, Brenda Vaccaro & Peter Cook
Superman II (1980)
Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve and Ned Beatty
Directors: Richard Lester and Richard Donner (uncredited). Also starred Jackie Cooper, Margot Kidder, Sarah Douglas, Jack O'Halloran, E. G. Marshall and Terence Stamp.
The Sure Thing (1985)
John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga and Anthony Edwards
Director: Rob Reiner. Also starred Boyd Gaines, Tim Robbins & Lisa Jane Persky
Survivor (1987)
John Carson, Ben Dekker and Rex Garner
Director: Michael Shackleton. Also starred Richard Haines, Sue Kiel & Christopher Mayer. Plot: Returning from Outer Space, A astronaut calling himself "The Survivor" finds a nuclear war has left the Earth as a desert wasteland
Tango & Cash (1989)
Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell and Teri Hatcher
Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky.
Tarzan, The Ape Man (1981)
Bo Derek, Richard Harris and John Phillip Law
Director: John Derek. Also starred Miles O'Keefe, Akushula Selayah & Steve Strong
Teen Witch (1989)
Robyn Lively, Dan Gauthier and Joshua John Miller
Director: Dorian Walker. Also starred Caren Kaye, Dick Sargent & Lisa Fuller
Teen Wolf (1985)
Michael J. Fox, James Haughton and Susan Ursitti
Director: Jerry Levine. Also starred Matt Adler, Lorie Griffin & Jim McKrell
Ten Violent Women (1982)
Sherri Vernon, Dixie Lauren and Sally Alice Gamble
Director: Ted V. Mikels. Also starred Georgia Morgan, Jane Farnsworth & Melodie Bell. Plot: Eight women miners get fed up with their lifestyle and decide to try crime. After successfully pulling off a jewelry store robbery...
The Terminator (1984)
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn and Linda Hamilton
Director: James Cameron. Also starred Paul Winfield, Lance Henriksen & Bess Motta. Plot: A human-looking, apparently unstoppable cyborg is sent from the future to kill Sarah Connor (Hamilton); Kyle Reese (Biehn) is sent to stop it.
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger and Jack Nicholson
They Call Me Bruce? (1982)
Johnny Yune, Margaux Hemingway and Raf Mauro
Director: Elliot Hong. Also starred Pam Huntington, Martin Azarow and Tony Brande.
Three Amigos! (1986)
Chevy Chase, Steve Martin and Martin Short
Director: John Landis. Also starred Patrice Martinez, Philip Gordon & Michael Wren
Three Men and a Baby (1987)
Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson
Director: Leonard Nimoy. Also starred Nancy Travis, Margaret Colin & Alexandra Amini. Plot: Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guy's girlfriends.
Three Men and a Baby (1989)
Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson
Director: Leonard Nimoy. Also starred Nancy Travis, Margaret Colin & Alexandra Amini
Time Bandits (1981)
John Cleese, Sean Connery and Shelley Duvall
Director: Terry Gilliam. Also starred Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm & Michael Palin. Plot: A young boy accidently joins a band of dwarves as they jump from time-period to time-period looking for treasure to steal.
Tin Man (1983)
Timothy Bottoms, Deana Jurgens and John Phillip Law
Director: John G. Thomas. Also starred Troy Donahue, Gerry Black & Brian Avery. Plot: A young man, born deaf, invents a computer so he can hear and speak with others.
Toby McTeague (1986)
Yannick Bisson, Winston Rekert and Andrew Bednarski
Toby (Bisson) is a teenager who doesn't care much about school. In fact, he has his eyes on the title of a prestigious dog-sleigh race...
Tootsie (1982)
Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange and Teri Garr
Director: Sydney Pollack
The Trouble With Spies (1987)
Donald Sutherland, Ned Beatty and Ruth Gordon
Director: Burt Kennedy. Also starred Lucy Gutteridge, Michael Hordern & Robert Morley
True Blood (1989)
Jeff Fahey, Chad Lowe and Sherilyn Fenn
Director: Frank Kerr. Also starred James Tolkan, Ken Foree & Billy Drago. Plot: Ray Trueblood (Fahey), member of a street gang, is framed by an enemy of a rival gang, Billy "Spider" Masters (Drago)...
Tuff Turf (1985)
James Spader, Kim Richards and Paul Mones
Director: Fritz Kiersch. Also starred Matt Clark, Claudette Nevins & Robert Downey Jr.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche and Lena Olin
Director: Philip Kaufman. Also starred Derek de Lint, Erland Josephson & Pavel Landovský. Plot: In 1968, a Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives.
The Untouchables (1987)
Kevin Costner, Sean Connery and Charles Martin Smith
Director: Brian De Palma. Also starred Andy Garcia, Robert De Niro & Richard Bradford. Plot: Federal Agent Elliot Ness (Costner) sets out to take out Al Capone (De Niro), because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.
Urban Cowboy (1980)
John Travolta, Debra Winger and Scott Glenn
Used Cars (1980)
Kurt Russell, Jack Warden and Gerrit Graham
Director: Robert Zemeckis. Also starred Frank McRae, Deborah Harmon & Joe Flaherty. Plot: When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival.
Valley Girl (1983)
Nicholas Cage, Deborah Foreman and Elizabeth Daily
Director: Martha Coolridge. Also starred Michael Bowen, Cameron Dye & Heidi Holicker
A View to a Kill (1985)
Roger Moore, Christopher Walken and Tanya Roberts
Director: John Glen. Also starred Grace Jones, Patrick Macnee & Patrick Bauchau. Plot: An investigation of a horse-racing scam leads 007 to a mad industrialist who plans to create a worldwide microchip monopoly by destroying California's Silicon Valley.
Vroom (1988)
Diana Quick, Clive Owen and David Thewlis
Director: Beeban Kidron. Also starred Melanie Kilburn, Rosalind Bennett & Moya Brady
Wall Street (1987)
Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen and Daryl Hannah
Director: Oliver Stone. Also starred Chuck Pfeiffer, John C. McGinley & Hal Holbrook. Plot: A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider whom takes the youth under his wing.
The War of the Roses (1989)
Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito
Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman and Catherine Mary Stewart
Director: Ted Kotcheff. Also starred Terry Kiser, Don Calfa & Catherine Parks
Weird Science (1985)
Anthony Michael Hall, Kelly LeBrock and Ilan Mitchell-Smith
Director: John Hughes. Also starred Bill Paxton, Suzanne Snyder & Judie Aronson
When Harry Met Sally...(1989)
Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan and Carrie Fisher
Director: Rob Reiner. Also starred Bruno Kirby, Steven Ford & Lisa Jane Persky. Plot: Harry (Crystal) and Sally (Ryan) have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.
Where the Boys Are '84 (1984)
Lisa Hartman, Lorna Luft and Wendy Schaal
Director: Hy Averback. Also starred Lynn-Holly Johnson, Russell Todd & Howard McGillin
White Nights (1985)
Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd and Joanna Cassidy
Director: Robert Zemeckis. Also starred Charles Fleischer, Stubby Kaye & Alan Tilvern. Plot: A toon hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.
Willow (1988)
Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley and Warwick Davis
Director: Ron Howard. Also starred Jean Marsh, Patricia Hayes & Billy Barty. Plot: A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen.
Wish You Were Here (1987)
Emily Lloyd, Tom Bell and Jesse Birdsall
Director: Clare Clifford, Barbara Durkin & Geoffrey Hutchings. Plot: In a staid English seaside town after the Second World War, young Lynda grows (Lloyd) up with her widowed father and younger sister...
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
Jack Nicholson, Cher and Susan Sarandon
Director: George Miller. Also starred Michelle Pfeiffer, Veronica Cartwright & Richard Jenkins. Plot: Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.
Withnail & I (1987)
Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann and Richard Griffiths
Director: Bruce Robinson. Also starred Ralph Brown, Michael Elphick & Daragh O'Malley. Plot: London 1969 - two 'resting' (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail (Grant) and Marwood (McGann), fed up with damp, cold, piles of washing-up, mad drug dealers and psychotic Irishmen, decide to leave their squalid Camden flat for an idyllic holiday in the countryside, courtesy of Withnail's uncle Monty's country cottage.
Without a Clue (1988)
Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley
Director: Thom Eberhardt. Also starred Jeffrey Jones, Lysette Anthony, Matthew Sim and Paul Freeman.
Witness (1985)
Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis and Josef Sommer
Director: Peter Weir. Also starred Lukas Haas, Jan Rubes & Alexander Godunov
Working Girl (1988)
Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver and Melanie Griffin
Director: Mike Nicols. Also starred Alec Baldwin, Joan Cusack & Philip Bosco. Plot: When a secretary's idea is stolen by her boss, she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending she has her boss's job. Won an Oscar
The World According to Garp (1982)
Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt and Glenn Close
Director: George Roy Hill. Also starred John Lithgow, Hume Cronyn & Jessica Tandy. Plot: The film chronicles the life of T S Garp (Williams), and his mother, Jenny (Close). Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer...
Xanadu (1980)
Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly and Michael Beck
Director: Robert Greenwald -- James Sloyan, Dimitra Arliss & Katie Hanley
Xtro (1983)
Philip Sayer, Bernice Stegers and Danny Brainin
Director: Harry Bromley Davenport. Also starred Maryam d'Abo, Simon Nash & Peter Mandell. Plot: Tony's (Nash) father Sam (Sayer), abducted by aliens three years earlier, returns to earth and seeks out his wife and son...
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver and Linda Hunt
Director: Peter Weir. Also starred Michael Murphy, Bill Kerr & Noel Ferrier. Plot: Guy Hamilton (Gibson) is a journalist on his first job as a foreign correspondent. His apparently humdrum assignment to Indonesia soon turns hot.... Won an Oscar
Yellowbeard (1983)
Graham Chapman, Peter Boyle and Cheech Marin
Director: Mel Damski. Also starred Tommy Chong, Peter Cook & Marty Feldman. Plot: Yellowbeard, a pirate's pirate, is allowed to escape from prison to lead the authorities to his treasure...
Yentl (1983)
Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin and Amy Irving
Director: Barbra Streisand. Also starred Nehemiah Persoff, Steven Hill & Allan Corduner. Plot: A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.
Young Einstein (1988)
Yahoo Serious, Odile Le Clezio and John Howard
Director: Yahoo Serious. Also starred Peewee Wilson and Su Cruickshank.
Young Guns (1988)
Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Phillips
Director: Christopher Cain. Also starred Charlie Sheen, Dermot Mulroney & Casey Siemaszko
Zapped! (1982)
Scott Baio, Willie Aames and Robert Mandan
Director: Robert J. Rosenthal. Also starred Felice Schachter, Scatman Crothers & Roger Bowen
Zelig (1983)
Woody Allen, Mia Farrow and John Buckwalter
Director: Woody Allen. Also starred Patrick Horgan, Marvin Chatinover & Stanley Swerdlow. Plot: "Documentary" about a man who can look and act like whoever he's around, and meets various famous people.

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