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ABBA: The Movie (1977)

6.5/10
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Starring: ABBA , Robert Hughes, Tom Oliver, Bruce Barry

This handsomely produced, fast and wittily edited musical entertainment is both a bit of a documentary of Swedish group Abba's Australian tour and of... Read more

Alien (1979)

8.5/10
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hu...

On its way back to Earth, a spacecraft is re-routed to a remote planet to investigate a distress call. When a member of the landing party returns to t... Read more

All Of Me (1984)

6.7/10
Director: Carl Reiner
Starring: Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Victoria Tennant

Delightful fantasy comedy, as Steve Martin stars as a lawyer who must share his body with a recently deceased, pampered Lily Tomlin. Martin's schizoid... Read more

Andrei Rublev (1966)

8.2/10
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Starring: Anatoly Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolai Grinko

Widely regarded as Tarkovsky's finest film 'Andrei Rublev' charts the life of the great icon painter through a turbulent period of 15th century Russia... Read more

National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

5.9/10
Director: John Landis
Starring: Tom Hulce, Verna Bloom, Tim Matheson, Kevin Bacon, John Vernon, John Belushi, Do...

Tasteless, but extremely funny depiction of a college fraternity in 1962, thanks to John Belushi's rowdy depiction of Bluto Blutarsky, chief animal of... Read more

Battleship Potemkin (1925)

8/10
Director: Sergei Eisenstein
Starring: Alexander Antonov, Vladimir Barsky

This landmark film was planned by the Soviet Central Committee to coincide with the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the unsuccessful 1905 Rus... Read more

Christine (1983)

6.7/10
Director: John Carpenter
Starring: Keith Gordon, Alexandra Paul, John Stockwell, Robert Prosky, Harry Dean Stanton

Stylish adaptation of Stephen King's novel about a 1958 Plymouth Fury which comes off the assembly line possessed by evil powers. A great soundtrack i... Read more

Death and the Maiden (1995)

7.3/10
Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Stuart Wilson

Roman Polanski's intense film of Ariel Dorfman's play stars Sigourney Weaver as a South American woman who believes that her lawyer husband's associat... Read more

Dinner at Eight (1933)

7.8/10
Director: George Cukor
Starring: John Barrymore, Marie Dressler, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore, Ed...

Based on George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber's Broadway hit, in which an elaborate dinner party reveals a web of intrigue and romance. With a sparkling... Read more

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

8/10
Director: Luis Bunuel
Starring: Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Bulle Ogier

Luis Bunuel's classic satire is filled with savage wit and some of the director's most surrealistic images. Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig and Stephane... Read more

Farinelli (1995)

6.9/10
Director: Gerard Corbiau
Starring: Stefano Dionisi, Enrico Lo Verso, Jeroen Krabbe

'Farinelli il Castrato'. A sumptuously filmed saga of two brothers in 18th century Europe, one a composer and the other a castrato opera singer. (Fari... Read more

Grand Hotel (1932)

7.6/10
Director: Edmund Goulding
Starring: Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery

Welcome to Grand Hotel - a beautiful Berlin establishment filled with palatial splendor and whose occupants include Greta Garbo as a fading ballerina,... Read more

Harold and Maude (1971)

8/10
Director: Hal Ashby
Starring: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Cyril Cusack, Vivian Pickles

With the idiosyncratic American fable "Harold and Maude", countercultural director Hal Ashby fashioned what would become the cult classic of its era.... Read more

Haxan - Witchcraft Through The Ages (1922)

Director: Benjamin Christensen
Starring: Maren Pedersen, Emmy Schoenfield, Oscar Stribolt, Narrated by, William Burroughs

This semi-documentary opens with a series of medieval prints and follows with re-enactments of old legends concerning crones, evil-minded monks and th... Read more

Heartburn (1986)

6/10
Director: Mike Nichols
Starring: Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels

From Nora Ephron's acerbic best-selling novel, based on her stormy marriage to reporter Carl Bernstein. Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson star as the il... Read more

House of Cards (1993)

6.2/10
Director: Michael Lessac
Starring: Kathleen Turner, Tommy Lee Jones, Park Overall

Architect Kathleen Turner and her two children return to the US after several years of living among Mayan ruins (and the eerie spirituality of the May... Read more

Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1965)

7.7/10
Director: Robert Aldrich
Starring: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten

Robert Aldrich's follow-up to 'What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?' was this all-star suspense shocker about a family with several skeletons in its close... Read more

La Boheme (Luhrmann) (1993)

9/10
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Starring: Cheryl Barker, David Hobson, Roger Lemke

Baz Luhrmann, the director of Romeo and Juliet' (1996), updated Puccini's classic opera to Paris in 1950. It gave him the chance to capture something... Read more

The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)

7.5/10
Director: Otto Preminger
Starring: Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak

Frank Sinatra is unforgettable as Frankie Machine, a jazz drummer and "golden-armed" poker dealer trying to break his heroin addiction, in this ground... Read more

Mean Streets (1973)

7.4/10
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval

Scorsese's early masterpiece, set in New York's Little Italy, features a great cast headed by Harvey Keitel as a small-time hood trying to protect his... Read more