I Need To Know - Most asked for...

by St-Ar | created - 04 Jul 2012 | updated - 01 Jun 2015 | Public

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1. The Quest (1985)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Still grieving the loss of his parents, a young boy living in Australia finds himself caught up in the magic of an Aboriginal myth that might be more real than anyone knows.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Henry Thomas, Tony Barry, Rachel Friend, Tamsin West

Votes: 1,374

2. Fortress (1985)

TV-MA | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

An Australian school teacher and her students are kidnapped. She and the children fight for their lives and try to escape from their captors.

Director: Arch Nicholson | Stars: Sean Garlick, Rachel Ward, Elaine Cusick, Laurie Moran

Votes: 2,402

3. Sole Survivor (1970 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy

This story is loosely based on the discovery of the B-24 "Liberator" bomber the "Lady Be Good" that was found in the Libyan desert after the crew got lost on their 1st bombing mission to Italy.

Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: Vince Edwards, Richard Basehart, William Shatner, Lou Antonio

Votes: 768

4. Robot Jox (1989)

PG | 85 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

It is post-World War III. War is outlawed. In its place, are matches between large Robots called Robot Jox. These matches take place between two large superpowers over disputed territories.... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Gary Graham, Anne-Marie Johnson, Paul Koslo, Robert Sampson

Votes: 5,277 | Gross: $1.27M

5. The Quiet Earth (1985)

R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A man named Zac Hobson awakens to find himself alone in the world. In a desperate attempt to search for others, he finds only two who have their own agenda.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Pete Smith, Anzac Wallace

Votes: 23,148 | Gross: $2.12M

6. The Gate (1987)

PG-13 | 85 min | Fantasy, Horror

55 Metascore

Kids, left home alone, accidentally unleash a horde of malevolent demons from a mysterious hole in their suburban backyard.

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Christa Denton, Louis Tripp, Kelly Rowan

Votes: 13,239 | Gross: $13.54M

7. The Langoliers (1995)

PG-13 | 180 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Most of the passengers on an airplane disappear, and the remainder land the plane in a mysteriously barren airport.

Stars: Patricia Wettig, Dean Stockwell, Tom Holland, Kate Maberly

Votes: 24,956

8. When a Stranger Calls Back (1993 TV Movie)

R | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A young babysitter, all alone in the house with two children asleep above, is bothered by a stranger. Unfortunately, the phone's dead...

Director: Fred Walton | Stars: Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Jill Schoelen, Gene Lythgow

Votes: 2,520

9. After Hours (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

90 Metascore

An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho who he met that evening at a coffee shop.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom, Tommy Chong

Votes: 50,638 | Gross: $10.60M

10. The Haunted (1991 TV Movie)

Unrated | 100 min | Horror

When the Smurl family moves into a duplex, they find out its haunted.

Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Sally Kirkland, Jeffrey DeMunn, Louise Latham, George Wallace

Votes: 1,612

11. All Summer in a Day (1982 TV Short)

25 min | Short, Drama, Family

A young girl on another planet waits for the sun to come out.

Director: Ed Kaplan | Stars: Reesa Mallen, Keith Coogan, Jerry Marshak, Tammy Simpson

Votes: 383

12. The Price of Life (1987)

41 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Short

The hours of your life as a currency you can buy or sell, trade or squander ...

Director: Stephen Tolkin | Stars: Dana Andersen, Diana Bellamy, Roy Brocksmith, Ron Campbell

Votes: 117

13. The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)

G | 90 min | Family, Adventure, Animation

Milo is a boy who is bored with life. One day he comes home to find a toll booth in his room. Having nothing better to do, he gets in his toy car and drives through - only to emerge in a world full of adventure.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Abe Levitow, Dave Monahan | Stars: Butch Patrick, Hans Conried, Mel Blanc, Daws Butler

Votes: 2,699

14. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973 TV Movie)

Unrated | 74 min | Horror

A young couple inherits an old mansion inhabited by small demon-like creatures who are determined to make the wife one of their own.

Director: John Newland | Stars: Kim Darby, Jim Hutton, Barbara Anderson, William Demarest

Votes: 3,029

15. Bad Ronald (1974 TV Movie)

Unrated | 74 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A perverted teenage boy who lives in the walls of a house finds the house sold to a family after his mother dies, and he falls for one of the new residents.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Scott Jacoby, Pippa Scott, John Larch, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 1,782

16. The Bermuda Depths (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Scientists investigating the briny deep are threatened by a giant turtle and the spirit of a young brunette swimmer in the Bermuda Triangle.

Director: Tsugunobu Kotani | Stars: Leigh McCloskey, Carl Weathers, Connie Sellecca, Julie Woodson

Votes: 584

17. Where Have All the People Gone (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A strange series of solar flares proves fatal for inhabitants of the Earth, except for the fortunate few who are somehow immune to the effects. Animals go insane and human beings turn to ... See full summary »

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Peter Graves, George O'Hanlon Jr., Kathleen Quinlan, Verna Bloom

Votes: 1,076

18. Don't Go to Sleep (1982 TV Movie)

93 min | Horror, Mystery

A young girl begins seeing the ghost of her sister who died in an accident a year earlier.

Director: Richard Lang | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Valerie Harper, Robin Ignico, Kristin Cumming

Votes: 1,013

19. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
Episode: Child of Glass (1978)

Unrated | 93 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

A boy continues to see a ghost of a Creole girl and he has to help her solve a riddle...otherwise he might be haunted for the rest of his life!

Director: John Erman | Stars: Barbara Barrie, Biff McGuire, Anthony Zerbe, Nina Foch

Votes: 424

20. Over the Edge (1979)

PG | 95 min | Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

A group of bored teenagers rebel against authority in the community of New Granada after the death of one of their own.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Matt Dillon, Michael Eric Kramer, Pamela Ludwig, Vincent Spano

Votes: 5,592

21. Defending Your Life (1991)

PG | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

In an afterlife way station resembling a block of hotels, the lives of the recently-deceased are examined in a court-like setting.

Director: Albert Brooks | Stars: Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Michael Durrell

Votes: 15,679 | Gross: $16.37M

22. Mindhunters (2004)

R | 106 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

33 Metascore

Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Val Kilmer, LL Cool J, Christian Slater, Eion Bailey

Votes: 55,369 | Gross: $4.48M

23. The Heavenly Kid (1985)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

30 Metascore

A hip guardian angel named Bobby Fantana, who died in a car race in the 60s, reluctantly agrees to watch over lonely 80s high schooler Lenny Barnes who needs guidance on how to become cool.

Director: Cary Medoway | Stars: Lewis Smith, Jason Gedrick, Jane Kaczmarek, Richard Mulligan

Votes: 3,817 | Gross: $3.85M

24. Running Scared (2006)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

41 Metascore

A low-ranking thug is entrusted by his crime boss to dispose of a gun that killed corrupt cops, but things get out of control when the gun ends up in wrong hands.

Director: Wayne Kramer | Stars: Paul Walker, Cameron Bright, Chazz Palminteri, Vera Farmiga

Votes: 94,419 | Gross: $6.86M

25. Night of the Demons (1988)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Ten teenagers party at an abandoned funeral parlor on Halloween night. When an evil force awakens, demonic spirits keep them from leaving and turn their gathering into a living Hell.

Director: Kevin Tenney | Stars: Cathy Podewell, Alvin Alexis, Hal Havins, Allison Barron

Votes: 11,887 | Gross: $3.11M

26. Goliath Awaits (1981 TV Movie)

PG | 200 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

During World War II, the passenger liner Goliath is sunk by a German submarine. Portions of the ship's hull remain airtight, and some of the passengers and crew survive. Over the decades ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Mark Harmon, Christopher Lee, Eddie Albert, John Carradine

Votes: 905

27. The Hugga Bunch (1985 TV Movie)

48 min | Family, Fantasy

A girl travels through her mirror into HuggaLand to find a way to keep her grandmother, the only one who knows how to hug, young.

Director: Gus Jekel | Stars: Gennie James, Natalie Masters, Terry Castillo, Tony Urbano

Votes: 312

28. Playing Dangerous (1995)

PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A young scientific whiz (Mikey LeBeau) virtually single-handedly defeats corporate mercernaries who take his family hostage to get a blueprint for a top secret super-fast computer chip.

Director: Lawrence Lanoff | Stars: Mikey LeBeau, David Keith Miller, George Shannon, Linda LoPorto

Votes: 280

29. Remote (1993 Video)

PG | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Home Alone clone about a 13-year-old boy, obsessed with making remote controlled toys, decides to put them to use when he's trapped in a vacant model suburban house with three moronic ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Nicolaou | Stars: Chris Carrara, Jessica Bowman, John Diehl, Tony Longo

Votes: 494

30. Buried Alive (1990 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 93 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller

A husband finds out that his wife and her lover are trying to kill him.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Matheson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, William Atherton, Hoyt Axton

Votes: 3,499

31. Something Evil (1972 TV Movie)

Unrated | 73 min | Horror

A young couple moves into a farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania. What they don't know is that there is an unseen presence in the house, and that it wants to take possession of the wife.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Darren McGavin, Sandy Dennis, Ralph Bellamy, Jeff Corey

Votes: 1,305

32. Crowhaven Farm (1970 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama, Horror

A young couple inherits a farm. Hoping that the rural location might help to patch up their strained marriage, they move into it, only to be confronted by the supernatural forces that inhabit it.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Hope Lange, Paul Burke, Lloyd Bochner, John Carradine

Votes: 676

33. Warriors of Virtue (1997)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A young boy is whisked away to the mythical land of Tao where he becomes the center of a conflict between an evil lord and a group of animal warriors.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Angus Macfadyen, Mario Yedidia, Marley Shelton, Chao Li Chi

Votes: 2,662 | Gross: $6.45M

34. Crime Busters (1977)

PG | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Adventure

An attempted robbery turns to be an unexpected recruitment when two unemployed men mistakenly break into a police office instead of a store.

Director: Enzo Barboni | Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, David Huddleston, Luciano Catenacci

Votes: 9,464

35. Northstar (1986 TV Movie)

90 min | Sci-Fi

An astronaut's ship passes through a strange magnetic field on its way back to Earth, and when he emerges from it after landing, he finds he has acquired superhuman powers and a super-genius IQ.

Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Greg Evigan, Deborah Wakeham, Mitchell Ryan, Mason Adams

Votes: 147

36. Time Masters (1982)

78 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Piel, a 7 or 8 year old boy, is alone on the desert planet Perdide, only survivor of an attack by giant hornets. Calling for help, Piel's father's friend Jaffar keeps contact with the kid ... See full summary »

Director: René Laloux | Stars: Jean Valmont, Michel Elias, Frédéric Legros, Yves-Marie Maurin

Votes: 4,687

37. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
Episode: I-Man (1986)

Unrated | 96 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

When a man is exposed to an alien gas, he acquires the ability to heal instantly and survive any injury or toxin.

Director: Corey Allen | Stars: Scott Bakula, Ellen Bry, Joey Cramer, John Bloom

Votes: 256

38. Mio in the Land of Faraway (1987)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A fantasy about the lonely boy who is transferred from his dull life with his adoptive parents to the land where his real father is the King. In that country, he sets out on a quest, ... See full summary »

Director: Vladimir Grammatikov | Stars: Nick Pickard, Christian Bale, Timothy Bottoms, Susannah York

Votes: 4,795

39. Prince of Darkness (1987)

R | 102 min | Horror

50 Metascore

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Jameson Parker, Victor Wong

Votes: 32,996 | Gross: $14.18M

40. Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror

In a small Southern town, a wrongfully-killed man exacts revenge on those who murdered him from beyond the grave.

Director: Frank De Felitta | Stars: Charles Durning, Robert F. Lyons, Claude Earl Jones, Lane Smith

Votes: 4,594

41. The Challenge (1970 TV Movie)

74 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Gallery, a U.S. commando, and Yuro, an enemy commando, are sent to a no man's Pacific jungle island to capture a crashed U.S. space satellite. Whoever survives, wins. Their nations have agreed to this to avoid war, but they cheat.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Darren McGavin, Broderick Crawford, James Whitmore, Skip Homeier

Votes: 186



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