Leonard Maltin's BOMBS

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1. 13 Frightened Girls (1963)

Approved | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

While attending a school for diplomats' daughters, the teen-aged daughter of the American ambassador uses her access to various embassies to engage in espionage.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Murray Hamilton, Joyce Taylor, Hugh Marlowe, Khigh Dhiegh

Votes: 546

2. 1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982)

R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In a post-apocalyptic New York City, a policeman infiltrates the Bronx, which has become a battleground for several murderous street gangs.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Mark Gregory, Fred Williamson, Vic Morrow, Christopher Connelly

Votes: 2,612

3. 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)

R | 125 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

21 Metascore

A gang of ex-cons rob a casino during Elvis convention week.

Director: Demian Lichtenstein | Stars: Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, Courteney Cox, Christian Slater

Votes: 42,072 | Gross: $15.74M

4. 8 Million Ways to Die (1986)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

29 Metascore

Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff's Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid. The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Rosanna Arquette, Alexandra Paul, Randy Brooks

Votes: 4,113 | Gross: $1.31M

5. 88 Minutes (2007)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

17 Metascore

On the day that a serial killer that he helped put away is supposed to be executed, a noted forensic psychologist and college professor receives a call informing him that he has 88 minutes left to live.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Ben McKenzie, Leelee Sobieski

Votes: 72,009 | Gross: $16.93M

6. 99 and 44/100% Dead! (1974)

Passed | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Uncle Frank Kelly calls on Harry Crown to help him in a gang war. The war becomes personal when Harry's new girlfriend is kidnapped by Uncle Frank's enemy, Big Eddie.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Richard Harris, Chuck Connors, Edmond O'Brien, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 616

7. The Adventurers (1970)

PG | 171 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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

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

Votes: 604

8. The Adventures of Gerard (1970)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

Based on satirical short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about a vain, egotistical Etienne Gerard, a French brigadier serving during the Napoleonic Wars. He thinks he's the best soldier and lover that ever lived and intends to prove it.

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | Stars: Peter McEnery, Claudia Cardinale, Eli Wallach, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 242

9. An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)

R | 86 min | Comedy

When a rookie filmmaker with the unfortunate name Alan Smithee realizes he's an unwitting studio puppet, being forced to make a big-budget action movie, he knows is horrible, he steals the master reels and tries to make a deal.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Coolio, Chuck D, Eric Idle

Votes: 3,218 | Gross: $0.05M

10. Alien Terror (1971)

90 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

In the European village of Gudenberg in 1890, Prof. Mayer and his assistant Isabel have created a powerful ray machine. One of the powerful rays is shot into space and attracts a flying ... See full summary »

Directors: Jack Hill, Juan Ibáñez, José Luis González de León | Stars: Boris Karloff, Enrique Guzmán, Christa Linder, Maura Monti

Votes: 189

a.k.a "Sinister Invasion"

11. All the Queen's Men (2001)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

19 Metascore

A mismatched team of British Special Services agents led by an American must infiltrate, in disguise, a female-run Enigma factory in Berlin and bring back the decoding device that will end the war.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Stars: Eddie Izzard, Matt LeBlanc, Udo Kier, James Cosmo

Votes: 2,388 | Gross: $0.02M

12. Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986)

PG | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Allan Quatermain once again teams up with Jesse Huston where the discovery of a mysterious old gold piece sends Quatermain looking for his long-lost brother, missing in the wilds of Africa after seeking a lost white race.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, James Earl Jones, Henry Silva

Votes: 8,271 | Gross: $3.75M

13. Alligator II: The Mutation (1991)

PG-13 | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A giant alligator runs riot in a small town with a lake connected to a sewer/drainage system. Typical plot; nobody believes the sightings until lots of people have been killed.

Director: Jon Hess | Stars: Joseph Bologna, Dee Wallace, Richard Lynch, Woody Brown

Votes: 1,833

14. The Allnighter (1987)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

Molly, Val and Gina are graduating college, but on their final night, frustrations are aired. Molly is still looking for real love and Val is beginning to doubt if that is what she's found.... See full summary »

Director: Tamar Simon Hoffs | Stars: Susanna Hoffs, Dedee Pfeiffer, Joan Cusack, John Terlesky

Votes: 1,006 | Gross: $2.70M

15. Alone in the Dark (2005)

R | 96 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

9 Metascore

A detective of the paranormal slowly unravels mysterious events with deadly results.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Christian Slater, Tara Reid, Stephen Dorff, Frank C. Turner

Votes: 40,640 | Gross: $5.18M

16. The Amateur (1981)

R | 112 min | Crime, Thriller

A researcher for the CIA who convinces his superiors to send him to the eastern bloc in order to avenge the murder of his wife by enemy agents discovers a web of deception underneath his ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: John Savage, Christopher Plummer, Marthe Keller, Arthur Hill

Votes: 733 | Gross: $6.89M

17. Ambition (I) (1991)

R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

Mitchell Osgood dreams of being a famous writer, but the book he has written constantly is rejected by the editors. When the psychopathic killer Albert Merrik is released from prison after ... See full summary »

Director: Scott D. Goldstein | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Clancy Brown, Cecilia Peck, Richard Bradford

Votes: 213

18. The Ambushers (1967)

Not Rated | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Secret agent Matt Helm must battle foreign spies and a rogue nation's exiled ruler in order to recover a hijacked U.S. government experimental flying saucer.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Dean Martin, Senta Berger, Janice Rule, James Gregory

Votes: 1,529

19. America (1986)

R | 83 min | Comedy

The zany crew of a New York cable television station accidentally bounce a signal off the moon, bringing them worldwide attention.

Director: Robert Downey Sr. | Stars: Zack Norman, Tammy Grimes, Michael J. Pollard, Richard Belzer

Votes: 112

20. American Gigolo (1980)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

57 Metascore

A Los Angeles male escort, who mostly caters to an older female clientèle, is accused of a murder which he did not commit.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo, Nina van Pallandt

Votes: 19,694 | Gross: $23.00M

21. American Gothic (1987)

R | 90 min | Horror

A group of travellers make emergency landing on an island in the Pacific Northwest after their seaplane malfunctioned, and stumble across an isolated and psychopathic family.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Sarah Torgov, Terence Kelly, Mark Erickson, Caroline Barclay

Votes: 2,926

22. Americathon (1979)

PG | 86 min | Comedy

In a story told in narrative flashbacks, a young TV consultant is hired by the President of a bankrupt USA to organize a telethon in order to prevent the country from being repossessed by wealthy Native Americans.

Director: Neal Israel | Stars: Harvey Korman, Fred Willard, Peter Riegert, Zane Buzby

Votes: 721 | Gross: $6.17M

23. Amityville II: The Possession (1982)

R | 104 min | Horror

34 Metascore

A family moves into their new home, which proves to be satanic, resulting in the demonic possession of the teenage son. Only the local priest can save him.

Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: James Olson, Burt Young, Rutanya Alda, Jack Magner

Votes: 9,318 | Gross: $12.53M

24. Amos & Andrew (1993)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Crime

A Pulitzer prize writer buys a cabin. The neighbors get suspicious when a stranger "breaks in". They see a black man and call the police, who start shooting at him. The sheriff tries a cover-up involving a white petty crook. Bad idea.

Director: E. Max Frye | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Lerner, Margaret Colin

Votes: 8,114 | Gross: $9.75M

25. The Animal (2001)

PG-13 | 84 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

43 Metascore

After receiving organ transplants from various animal donors, a man finds himself taking on the traits of those animals.

Director: Luke Greenfield | Stars: Rob Schneider, Colleen Haskell, John C. McGinley, Edward Asner

Votes: 54,279 | Gross: $57.74M

26. Animal Behavior (1989)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

A sign language scholar's romance is disrupted by a chimp.

Directors: Jenny Bowen, Kjehl Rasmussen | Stars: Karen Allen, Armand Assante, Josh Mostel, Holly Hunter

Votes: 161 | Gross: $0.04M

27. The Antichrist (1974)

R | 112 min | Drama, Horror

A paralyzed young woman becomes possessed by the Devil when a hypnosis session - intended to heal her disability - accidentally awakens memories of her past life as a witch.

Director: Alberto De Martino | Stars: Carla Gravina, Mel Ferrer, Arthur Kennedy, George Coulouris

Votes: 1,363

a.k.a. "The Tempter"

28. Anything Else (2003)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

43 Metascore

Jerry Falk learns a lesson the hard way when he falls head over heels in love with a beautiful but flighty girl, Amanda.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Jason Biggs, Christina Ricci, Danny DeVito

Votes: 28,436 | Gross: $3.20M

29. The Apple (1980)

PG | 90 min | Music, Musical, Sci-Fi

39 Metascore

In 1994, a young couple enters the world of the music industry, and subsequently the world of drugs.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Catherine Mary Stewart, George Gilmour, Grace Kennedy, Allan Love

Votes: 1,742

30. Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007)

R | 86 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

54 Metascore

An action epic that explores the origins of Master Shake, Frylock, and Meatwad, better known as the Aqua Teen Hunger Force, who somehow become pitted in a battle over an immortal piece of exercise equipment.

Directors: Matt Maiellaro, Dave Willis | Stars: Dana Snyder, Dave Willis, Carey Means, Andy Merrill

Votes: 12,937 | Gross: $5.52M

31. Aria (1987)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Ten short pieces directed by ten different directors, including Ken Russell, Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, and Nicolas Roeg. Each short uses an aria as soundtrack/sound (... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, Bill Bryden, Jean-Luc Godard, Derek Jarman, Franc Roddam, Nicolas Roeg, Ken Russell, Charles Sturridge, Julien Temple | Stars: John Hurt, Theresa Russell, Stephanie Lane, Roy Hyatt

Votes: 2,429 | Gross: $1.03M

32. The Arrangement (1969)

R | 125 min | Drama, Romance

A suicidal advertising executive is forced to re-evaluate his life while dealing with his unhappy marriage, his mistress, and his aging father.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway, Deborah Kerr, Richard Boone

Votes: 2,353 | Gross: $8.72M

33. Ash Wednesday (1973)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery

Barbara gets secret plastic surgery in Switzerland in an attempt to save her marriage to Mark, but he doesn't seem interested in meeting her. She checks in to a ski resort to wait for Mark,... See full summary »

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Henry Fonda, Helmut Berger, Keith Baxter

Votes: 517

34. Assignment Terror (1970)

87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Aliens from a dying world plot to conquer Earth by preying on man's superstitions. Bringing two dead scientists back to life, they use their knowledge to re-animate various monsters, ... See full summary »

Directors: Tulio Demicheli, Hugo Fregonese, Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi, Eberhard Meichsner | Stars: Michael Rennie, Karin Dor, Craig Hill, Patty Shepard

Votes: 571

35. The Astro-Zombies (1968)

92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The Plan - to build a super human; How? - by murdering innocent convenient victims and using various bits of them; The Result - Creatures on the rampage.

Director: Ted V. Mikels | Stars: Wendell Corey, John Carradine, Tom Pace, Joan Patrick

Votes: 1,951

36. Ator, the Fighting Eagle (1982)

PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The son of Torren learns of his heritage, goes to avenge the deaths of his fellow villagers, and rescue his sister/love interest from the evil Dakkar and his spider cult. Ator battles giant... See full summary »

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Miles O'Keeffe, Sabrina Siani, Ritza Brown, Dakar

Votes: 1,769

37. Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)

Not Rated | 65 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

When an abused socialite grows to giant size because of an alien encounter and an aborted murder attempt, she goes after her cheating husband with revenge on her mind.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Allison Hayes, William Hudson, Yvette Vickers, Roy Gordon

Votes: 4,356 | Gross: $0.48M

38. Avalanche Express (1979)

PG | 88 min | Action, Thriller

Soviet KGB General Marenkov defects to the Americans and together with his CIA handler Harry Wargrave they plan an operation meant to reveal the KGB agents in Europe.

Directors: Mark Robson, Monte Hellman | Stars: Lee Marvin, Robert Shaw, Linda Evans, Maximilian Schell

Votes: 1,122

39. Avenging Angel (1985)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Molly, former baby prostitute "Angel" from Sunset Boulevard, has managed to leave her street life with help of Lt. Andrews. She studies law at an university and aims to become attorney. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Vincent O'Neil | Stars: Betsy Russell, Rory Calhoun, Susan Tyrrell, Ossie Davis

Votes: 1,028 | Gross: $5.62M

40. Baby Geniuses (1999)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

6 Metascore

Scientist hold talking, super-intelligent babies captive, but things take a turn for the worse when a mix-up occurs between a baby genius and its twin.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Kim Cattrall, Peter MacNicol

Votes: 24,071 | Gross: $27.14M

41. Baby Snakes (1979)

R | 166 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

Rock artist Frank Zappa hosts a concert in New York City. This movie contains tons of on-stage footage, off-stage footage, and animation.

Director: Frank Zappa | Stars: Frank Zappa, Adrian Belew, Tommy Mars, Terry Bozzio

Votes: 773

42. Baby's Day Out (1994)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

After three kidnappers lose the baby they have kidnapped, both the cops and kidnappers go looking for the baby.

Director: Patrick Read Johnson | Stars: Lara Flynn Boyle, Joe Mantegna, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Haley

Votes: 41,635 | Gross: $16.67M

43. Babylon A.D. (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

26 Metascore

Veteran-turned-mercenary Toorop takes the high-risk job of escorting a woman from Russia to America. Little does he know that she is host to an organism that a cult wants to harvest in order to produce a genetically modified Messiah.

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Mélanie Thierry, Gérard Depardieu

Votes: 90,449 | Gross: $22.53M

44. Bad Medicine (1985)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy

Jeff Marx wants to study medicine and become a physician. However, his grades are far from enough to get him into an American medical school. But instead he gets a chance to study medicine ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Miller | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Alan Arkin, Julie Hagerty, Bill Macy

Votes: 1,144 | Gross: $2.69M

45. Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

3.7