With Samuelson Film Service (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

R | 116 min | Drama, War

8.3
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76 Metascore

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin

Votes: 624,289 | Gross: $46.36M

2. Hellraiser (1987)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

7.0
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57 Metascore

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

Director: Clive Barker | Stars: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman

Votes: 94,636 | Gross: $14.56M

3. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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88 Metascore

The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporaneous composer who was insanely jealous of Mozart's talent and claimed to have murdered him.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Votes: 343,990 | Gross: $51.97M

4. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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80 Metascore

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

Votes: 150,299 | Gross: $134.22M

5. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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66 Metascore

A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham

Votes: 501,168 | Gross: $3.90M

6. Supergirl (1984)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

4.4
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42 Metascore

After losing a powerful orb, Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Helen Slater, Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole, Hart Bochner

Votes: 17,280 | Gross: $13.60M

7. Sense and Sensibility (1995)

PG | 136 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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84 Metascore

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 94,096 | Gross: $43.18M

8. Dark City (1998)

R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.6
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66 Metascore

A man struggles with memories of his past, which includes a wife he cannot remember, and a nightmarish world without a sun.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt

Votes: 179,374 | Gross: $14.38M

9. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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83 Metascore

A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer

Votes: 171,290 | Gross: $156.45M

10. The Lair of the White Worm (1988)

R | 93 min | Horror

5.9
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61 Metascore

When an archeologist uncovers a strange skull in foreign land, the residents of a nearby town begin to disappear, leading to further unexplainable occurrences.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Amanda Donohoe, Hugh Grant, Catherine Oxenberg, Peter Capaldi

Votes: 9,190 | Gross: $1.19M

11. Superman II (1980)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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87 Metascore

Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to start a relationship with Lois Lane, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.

Directors: Richard Lester, Richard Donner | Stars: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty

Votes: 92,438 | Gross: $108.19M

12. Superman III (1983)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.0
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44 Metascore

Synthetic kryptonite laced with tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 60,750 | Gross: $59.95M

13. Daylight (1996)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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Disaster in a New York tunnel as explosions collapse both ends of it. One hero tries to help the people inside find their way to safety.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya

Votes: 62,415 | Gross: $33.02M

14. Henry V (1989)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.5
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83 Metascore

In the midst of the Hundred Years War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Simon Shepherd, James Larkin

Votes: 26,850 | Gross: $10.16M

15. Scandal (1989)

R | 106 min | Drama, History

6.5
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Based on the Profumo Scandal of 1963, an affair between an exotic dancer and the Minister of War shakes up the British government.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: John Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Bridget Fonda, Ian McKellen

Votes: 4,289 | Gross: $8.80M

16. Xtro (1982)

R | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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A man who was abducted by aliens returns to his family three years later, but his presence affects them negatively.

Director: Harry Bromley Davenport | Stars: Philip Sayer, Bernice Stegers, Danny Brainin, Maryam d'Abo

Votes: 5,376

17. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

G | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.7
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64 Metascore

The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.

Director: Brian Henson | Stars: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 43,270 | Gross: $27.28M

18. FairyTale: A True Story (1997)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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In 1917, two children take a photograph, which is soon believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Paul McGann, Florence Hoath, Elizabeth Earl, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 5,265 | Gross: $14.04M

19. Without a Clue (1988)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.0
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A drunken Sherlock Holmes is really just a cover for the real detective, Dr. Watson.

Director: Thom Eberhardt | Stars: Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Jeffrey Jones, Lysette Anthony

Votes: 8,842 | Gross: $8.54M

20. Under Suspicion (1991)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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In Brighton in 1959, disgraced cop turned private detective Tony Aaron works largely on falsifying adulteries for use as evidence in divorce cases. He involves his wife as the fictional ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Moore | Stars: Liam Neeson, Laura San Giacomo, Kenneth Cranham, Maggie O'Neill

Votes: 3,261 | Gross: $0.22M

21. The Tamarind Seed (1974)

PG | 125 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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During a Caribbean vacation, a British civil servant finds herself falling in love with a Russian Agent.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quayle, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 1,529

22. Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)

R | 103 min | Drama, War

6.8
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72 Metascore

Journalist Floyd from the U.S., Michael Henderson from the U.K., and their teams meet at the beginning of the Bosnian war in Sarajevo. During their reports, they find an orphanage run by ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Stephen Dillane, Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Emira Nusevic

Votes: 6,608 | Gross: $0.34M

23. Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (1996)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.3
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Mole's underground home is bought by the Weasels from wealthy landowner Mr. Toad and Mole is thrown out. He and Rat start to fight to get his home back from evil Weasels.

Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Steve Coogan, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Antony Sher

Votes: 2,845 | Gross: $0.07M

24. Gregory's Girl (1980)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Gregory is a normal teen who is infatuated with a classmate. He must work to win her affection.

Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn, Jake D'Arcy, Clare Grogan

Votes: 6,990

25. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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72 Metascore

This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn

Votes: 5,315 | Gross: $1.65M

26. Shout at the Devil (1976)

PG | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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During World War I, a British aristocrat, an American entrepreneur, and the latter's attractive young daughter, set out to destroy a German battlecruiser, which is awaiting repairs in an inlet just off Zanzibar.

Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Lee Marvin, Roger Moore, Barbara Parkins, Ian Holm

Votes: 2,345

27. Absolute Beginners (1986)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

5.5
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60 Metascore

In London in 1958, a young photographer seeks media stardom to keep the love of a beautiful, aspiring fashion designer.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Patsy Kensit, Eddie O'Connell, David Bowie, James Fox

Votes: 2,927 | Gross: $0.93M

28. Siesta (1987)

R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.6
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Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few ... See full summary »

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Ellen Barkin, Gabriel Byrne, Julian Sands, Isabella Rossellini

Votes: 2,006 | Gross: $0.70M

29. Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Daring British WWI fighter pilot James "Biggles" Bigglesworth and 1980s low-level business executive Jim Ferguson discover that they can time travel to each other's eras. They try to stop the Germans from changing the outcome of WWI.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Neil Dickson, Alex Hyde-White, Fiona Hutchison, Peter Cushing

Votes: 2,544 | Gross: $0.11M

30. Let Him Have It (1991)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.2
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In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster movies. Chris and Derek's ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Christopher Eccleston, Eileen Atkins, Rebecca Eccleston

Votes: 3,094

31. The Awakening of Emily (1976)

R | 87 min | Drama, Romance

4.8
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In England in the 1920s, Emily, a maturing daughter of a once wealthy family arrives at their family estate to visit her mother for a couple of days. She wants to lose her virginity and ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Herbert | Stars: Koo Stark, Sarah Brackett, Victor Spinetti, Jane Hayden

Votes: 169

32. Whoops Apocalypse (1986)

R | 93 min | Comedy

6.0
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A British satire on the beginning of WWIII.

Director: Tom Bussmann | Stars: Stuart Saunders, Graeme Garden, Marc Smith, Loretta Swit

Votes: 779

33. Turtle Diary (1985)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Two separate people, a man and a woman, find something very stirring about the sea turtles in their tank at the London Zoo. They meet and form an odd, but sympathetic camaraderie as they ... See full summary »

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Ben Kingsley, Richard Johnson, Michael Gambon

Votes: 678 | Gross: $2.16M

34. The Boys in Blue (1982)

91 min | Comedy, Family

4.6
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Sgt. Cannon (Tommy Cannon) and PC Ball (Bobby Ball) run the police station in the quiet town of Little Botham. When the station's threatened to be shut down, due to a lack of crime, they ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Bobby Ball, Tommy Cannon, Suzanne Danielle, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 423

35. Not Now, Comrade (1976)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy

4.9
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Russian ballet dancer decides to defect to Britain. After he leads the authorities a merry dance, he changes his mind.

Directors: Ray Cooney, Harold Snoad | Stars: Lewis Fiander, Richard Marner, Michael Sharvell-Martin, Carol Hawkins

Votes: 116

36. The Odd Job (1978)

87 min | Comedy

6.4
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Arthur Harris is a happily married man who returns from his job to discover that his wife, Fiona, is leaving him. Devastated he gets really drunk and tries to commit suicide. After a few ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Graham Chapman, David Jason, Diana Quick, Simon Williams

Votes: 198

37. Singleton's Pluck (1984)

PG | 89 min | Comedy

6.7
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A farmer becomes an unintentional celebrity when, because of a strike, he has to walk his five thousand geese, one hundred miles to market.

Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Ian Holm, Penelope Wilton, Bill Owen, Richard Hope

Votes: 97

38. The Appointment (1981)

90 min | Horror

5.9
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Walking through some woods a girl is seized by an unseen malevolent force. The authorities erect an iron fence around the woods. Later, another girl and her family are affected by the same force. First in dreams and then in more real ways.

Director: Lindsey C. Vickers | Stars: Edward Woodward, Jane Merrow, Samantha Weysom, John Judd

Votes: 263

39. Beyond Bedlam (1994)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

3.3
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Dr. Stephanie Lyell works for Neurological Research, and is testing a seemingly safe personality-altering drug on Marc Gilmour a notorious Serial Killer. But when a pair of bizarre suicides... See full summary »

Director: Vadim Jean | Stars: Craig Fairbrass, Elizabeth Hurley, Keith Allen, Anita Dobson

Votes: 444

40. Lady Dragon 2 (1993)

95 min | Action, Thriller

4.7
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A woman seeks revenge on the men who raped her and murdered her husband.

Director: David Worth | Stars: Cynthia Rothrock, Billy Drago, Sam J. Jones, Greg Stuart

Votes: 248

41. The Chain (1984)

100 min | Comedy

7.1
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Comedy featuring interweaving stories of seven households caught up in a property chain on moving day, each one dependent on the other.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Denis Lawson, Rita Wolf, Phyllis Logan, David Troughton

Votes: 232

42. The Cold Room (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

4.9
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A girl who arrives in modern day East Germany begins reliving the horrifying events that happened to a young girl in 1936.

Director: James Dearden | Stars: George Segal, Amanda Pays, Renée Soutendijk, Warren Clarke

Votes: 201

43. The Terence Davies Trilogy (1983)

101 min | Drama

7.5
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Davies' film is divided into three segments entitled "Children", "Madonna and Child", and "Death and Transfiguartion". The segments tell the life of Robert Tucker. The first segment looks ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Phillip Mawdsley, Nick Stringer, Valerie Lilley, Robin Hooper

Votes: 460

44. Knights & Emeralds (1986)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Music

6.5
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A white boy lives in a racially divided town. The only thing he cares about is playing his drums. A popular black band from school needs a drummer and he joins them, but being colorblind in this town makes life very difficult.

Director: Ian Emes | Stars: Christopher Wild, Beverly Hills, Warren Mitchell, Bill Leadbitter

Votes: 46

45. An Evening with the Royal Ballet (1963)

85 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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Documentary about the Royal Ballet. Includes selections from "Les Sylphides" and "The Sleeping Beauty".

Directors: Anthony Asquith, Anthony Havelock-Allan | Stars: Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev, David Blair, Antoinette Sibley

Votes: 19

46. Kahawa (1966)

27 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Derek Nice

47. Covington Cross (1992– )
Episode: Armus Returns (1992)

Adventure, History

7.8
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Armus, Sir Thomas' eldest son, returns home after eight years of fighting in the Crusades. He joins the family on their annual reluctant journey to pay the king's taxes to the Duke of ... See full summary »

Director: James Keach | Stars: Nigel Terry, Cherie Lunghi, James Faulkner, Jonathan Firth

Votes: 9

48. Covington Cross (1992– )
Episode: Blinded Passions (1992)

Adventure, History

5.3
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Baron Mullens' plot to kidnap Eleanor Grey is foiled by an unlikely rescuer - an apprentice blacksmith called Lucas who dreams of becoming a knight. Sir Thomas' widowed sister-in-law visits... See full summary »

Director: Joe Napolitano | Stars: Nigel Terry, Cherie Lunghi, James Faulkner, Jonathan Firth

Votes: 7

49. Covington Cross (1992– )
Episode: Cedric Hits the Road (1992)

Adventure, History

5.1
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Sir Thomas' attempts to negotiate a lumber contract to build the king's ships with Duke of Worringer hit a snag when a lover's spat with Lady Elizabeth causes her to seek a business as well... See full summary »

Director: Les Landau | Stars: Nigel Terry, Cherie Lunghi, James Faulkner, Jonathan Firth

Votes: 9

50. Covington Cross (1992– )
Episode: Outlaws (1992)

Adventure, History

5.1
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Richard and Eleanor rescue John Mullens and the bishop from a swaggering highwayman and lock him in the Grey's castle dungeon, but Eleanor soon falls under the thrall of the Irishman's ... See full summary »

Director: James Keach | Stars: Nigel Terry, Cherie Lunghi, James Faulkner, Jonathan Firth

Votes: 7


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