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    13 Ghosts

    1960
    Columbia
    Aiming squarely at the allowances of moppet readers of Famous Monsters of Filmland, William...
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    1941

    1979
    Universal Pictures
    Steven Spielberg, along with screenwriters Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis, pays tribute to the all-star...
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    20 Million Miles to Earth

    1957
    Columbia
    The dino-like Ymir is one of Ray Harryhausen’s most personable stop-motion...
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    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    Buena Vista `1954
    Fans who saw this as children count this elaborate Jules Verne...
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    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968
    MGM
    Many a baby boomer’s most treasured recollections of the 1960s include one...
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    3 Days of the Condor

    1975
    Paramount
    For years studio development execs have tried to use Sydney Pollack’s...
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    3 On A Match

    1932
    Warner Bros.
    The largely forgotten Ann Dvorak sizzles in this snappy 63 minute‚ pre-code...
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    40,000 Horsemen

    1940
    Universal FIlms
    This 1940 Australian war film about the Light Horse Cavalry was directed by Charles Chauvel, the...
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    52 Pickup

    1986
    Cannon Film Distributors
    This was a bright spot in a fallow period for director John Frankenheimer after...
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    7 Faces of Dr. Lao

    1964
    MGM
    The Circus of Dr. Lao, written by Charles G. Finney in...
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    7 Men from Now

    1956
    Warner Bros.
    This first in a series of unique Randolph Scott/Budd Boetticher collaborations defines...
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    8 1/2

    1963
    Embassy Pictures Corporation
    Federico Fellini’s follow up to La Dolce Vita (and his last black-and-white movie) is the rare classic that rewards each viewing over a lifetime with new and different insights....
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    A Boy and His Dog

    1975
    LQ/JAF
    Harlan Ellison’s Nebula-winning post-WW IV sci-fi novella is transferred to the...
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    A Boy Ten Feet Tall

    1965
    Paramount
    One of Alexander Mackendrick’s lesser known efforts, this hard-luck family movie...
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    A Bucket of Blood

    1959
    AIP
    “Life is an obscure hobo, bumming a ride on the omnibus of...
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    A Chump at Oxford

    1940
    United Artists
    Like Saps at Sea, this Hal Roach Laurel & Hardy vehicle was...
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    A Face in the Crowd

    1957
    Warner Bros.
    Elia Kazan’s lacerating portrait of a down home demagogue has never...
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    A Fish Called Wanda

    1988
    MGM
    A comic crime caper stuffed with eccentric supporting characters, A FISH CALLED...
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    A Fistful of Dollars

    1967
    United Artists
    Dashiell Hammet? Akira Kurosawa? Are these among the progenitors of the spaghetti...
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    A Hard Day’s Night

    1964
    United Artists
    In 1964 the widespread teenage lament was, “what?! the Beatles movie is...
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    A High Wind in Jamaica

    1965
    20th Century Fox
    Director Alexander Mackendrick was unhappy with studio changes to his work,...
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    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    1935
    Warner Bros.
    An unlikely pairing of Shakespeare and Warner Bros. with an all-star cast...
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    A Night at the Opera

    1935
    MGM
    Although some bemoan Irving Thalberg’s civilizing influence on the Marx Brothers...
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    1984
    New Line Cinema
    Wes Craven started a wildly popular franchise with this offbeat chiller...
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    A Raisin in the Sun

    1961
    Columbia
    In this specially filmed trailer producer David Suskind explains why it’s...
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    A Room With A View

    1986
    Cinecom Pictures
    Director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant brought this adaptation of...
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    A Shot in the Dark

    1964
    United Artists
    This sequel to 1963’s The Pink Panther is a smaller-scaled affair...
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    A Star is Born

    1954
    Warner Bros.
    Cary Grant was originally entreated by co-star Judy Garland to play fading...
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    A Star is Born ’76

    1976
    Warner Bros.
    Barbra Streisand steps into the Judy Garland role in this big-scale...
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    Abbott and Costello Meet Frankentstein

    1948
    Universal
    After “Young Frankenstein”, this is probably the best-loved horror comedy of...
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    Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy

    1955
    Universal
    Bud and Lou meet their last monster in this well-worn...
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    Absence of Malice

    1981
    Columbia Pictures
    Director Sydney Pollack’s 1981 film is a bristling attack on muckrakers (Paul Newman said the film was, in fact, a direct assault on The New York...
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    Ace in the Hole

    1951
    Paramount
    Audiences in 1951 rejected Billy Wilder’s acerbic, jet-black satire, based on a...
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    Act of Violence

    1948
    MGM
    Moviegoers seeking easy answers should steer clear of Fred Zinneman’s hardboiled thriller from...
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    Adam’s Rib

    1949
    MGM
    Tracy and Hepburn define the word “chemistry” as  husband and wife lawyers battling each each other at...
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    Africa Blood and Guts

    1967
    Rizzoli
    The Italian creators of the worldwide ’60s smash Mondo Cane, initiators of...
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    After Hours

    1985
    Warner Bros.
    A hapless Griffin Dunne tries to make his way home from New York’s Soho...
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    After the Fox

    1966
    United Artists
    Neil Simon, a first-time screenwriter with three hits running on Broadway, wanted Marcello...
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    Alex In Wonderland

    1970
    MGM
    Riding high after the tremendous success of his 1969 hit Bob and Carol...
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    Alien

    1979
    20th Century Fox
    The monster in Ridley Scott’s influential sci fi classic was played by a 7’2 Nigerian...
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    All Fall Down

    1962
    MGM
    Live television director John Frankenheimer’s third theatrical feature is based on James Leo...
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    All Night Long

    1963
    Colorama Features
    No, not the 1982 Barbra Streisand movie (which come to think of it...
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    All Quiet on the Western Front

    1930
    Universal
    Riots erupted in Germany when when this anti-war classic debuted...
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    All That Heaven Allows

    1955
    Universal
    Another lacerating depiction of the values of post-war middle-class Americans from Douglas...
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    All That Jazz

    1979
    20th Century Fox
    All That Jazz, director Bob Fosse’s ode to Bob Fosse, is one of...
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    All The King’s Men

    1949
    Columbia
    Rumor has it there was a recent remake of this Best Picture...
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    All the President’s Men

    1976
    Warner Bros.
    One of the great newspaper movies. Even though today we know the...
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    All Through the Night

    1942
    Warner Bros.
    Released soon after Pearl Harbor, audiences in 1941 didn’t find this Runyonesque...
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    Alligator

    1980
    Group 1 International
    John Sayles wrote the witty script, mostly on airplanes, at the same time he was...
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    Almost Famous

    2000
    Columbia
    Despite generally rapturous reviews, Cameron Crowe’s engaging semi-autographical chronicle of a teenage writer touring with...
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    Altered States

    1980
    Warner Bros.
    William Hurt, in his screen debut, experiments with that nostalgic 80s pastime, sensory deprivation,...
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    Amarcord

    1974
    New World
    Federico Fellini‚ remembers his Fascist-era hometown‚ Rimini (renamed Borgo) in a‚ loosely structured, sometimes dreamlike...
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