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1.
Gulliver's Travels (2010)
When a shipwreck lands a lowly mailroom clerk named Gulliver on the fantastical island of Lilliput, he transforms into a giant - in size and ego. Gulliver's tall tales and heroic deeds win the hearts of the tiny Lilliputians, but when he loses it all and puts his newfound friends in peril, Gulliver
2.
Little Fockers (2010)
The test of wills between Jack Byrnes and Greg Focker escalates to new heights. It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam and countless hurdles for Greg to finally get "in" with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack. After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, however, Jack''s suspicions about his favorite male nurse come roaring back. When Greg and Pam''s entire clan-including Pam''s lovelorn ex, Kevin-descends for the twins'' birthday party, Greg must prove to the skeptical Jack that he''s fully capable as the man of the house. But with all the misunderstandings, spying and covert missions, will Greg pass Jack''s final test and become the family''s next patriarch--or will the circle of trust be broken for good?
3.
Blind Side, The (2009)
The true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home, taken in by the Tuohys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. At the same time, Oher''s presence in the Tuohys'' lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. Living in his new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome. As a football player and student, Oher works hard and, with the help of his coaches and adopted family, becomes an All-American offensive left tackle.
4.
Land of the Lost (2009)
Has-been scientist Dr. Rick Marshall, is a man with no weapons, few skills and questionable smarts who must survive an alternate universe full of marauding dinosaurs and fantastic creatures from beyond our world. Marshall has been sucked through a space-time vortex to a place of spectacular sights known as the Land of the Lost. Coming along with him for the adventure are crack-smart research assistant Holly and a redneck souvenirist named Will. Chased by a T. rex and stalked by painfully slow reptiles known as Sleestak, Marshall, Will and Holly must rely on their only ally-a primate called Chaka-to navigate out of the hybrid dimension. Escape from this routine expedition gone awry and they''re her s. Get stuck, and they''ll be permanent refugees in the Land of the Lost.
5.
Eagle Eye (2008)
Jerry Shaw and Rachel Holloman are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations--using the technology of everyday life to track and contro
6.
What Just Happened? (2008)
Middle-aged Hollywood producer Ben is already in over his head trying to balance the tug-of-war of having two ex-wives and two different families with his latest business venture--the boldly "visionary" movie "Fiercely" starring Sean Penn when everything that can go wrong goes completely screwy. "Fi
8.
Frost/Nixon (2008)
For three years after being forced from office, Richard Nixon remained silent. But in the summer of 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. N
9.
Stop-Loss (2008)
Decorated Iraq war hero Sgt. Brandon King makes a celebrated return to his small Texas hometown following his tour of duty. Brandon tries to resume the life he left behind with the help and support of his family and his best friend, Steve Shriver, who served with him in Iraq. Alongside their war-tim
10.
Jane Austen Book Club, The (2007)
In Sacramento, where city and suburban sprawl meet natural beauty, the six members of the Jane Austen Book Club live through romantic hopes and disappointments, the consolations and misunderstandings of friendship, and the infinite complications of life as social beings in a complex community. The b
11.
Mist, The (2007)
David Drayton and his young son Billy are among a large group of terrified townspeople trapped in a local grocery store by a strange, otherworldly mist. David is the first to realize that there are things lurking in the mist--deadly, horrifying things--creatures not of this world. Survival depends on everybody in the store pulling together, but is that possible, given human nature? As reason crumbles in the face of fear and panic, David begins to wonder what terrifies him more: the monsters in the mist--or the ones inside the store, the human kind, the people that until now had been his friends and neighbors?
12.
Evan Almighty (2007)
Newly elected to Congress, the polished, preening newscaster, Evan Baxter, is the next one anointed by God to accomplish a holy mission--walking in the footsteps of Bruce Almighty. Evan leaves Buffalo behind and shepherds his family to suburban northern Virginia. Once there, his life gets turned upside-down when God appears and mysteriously commands him to build an ark. But his befuddled family just can''t decide whether Evan is having an extraordinary mid-life crisis or is truly onto something of Biblical proportions.
14.
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
One morning, a seemingly average and generally solitary IRS agent named Harold Crick begins to hear a female voice narrating his every action, thought and feeling in alarmingly precise detail. Harold's carefully controlled life is turned upside down by this narration only he can hear, and when the v
16.
FUN WITH DICK AND JANE (2005)
Dick Harper's years of hard work finally pay off when he is promoted to vice president at Globodyne, a worldwide leader in the consolidation of media properties. But after exactly one day in his new job, Globodyne is destroyed by an Enron-like calamity--and he is left holding the bag. Dick's sudden
17.
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005)
The galaxy is weary after three long years of war. Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi have become legendary heroes in their campaigns against the droid forces of the evil General Grievous. Anakin and his secret wife, Padme Amidala, have been separated for months, and he finally reunites with her to
18.
Ocean's Twelve (Theatrical) (2004)
Extreme athlete-turned-government operative Xander Cage comes out of self-imposed exile and is on a collision course with deadly alpha-warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking coh
19.
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
It''s been three years since Danny Ocean, and his crew--fronted by detail man, Rusty Ryan, up-and-coming pickpocket Linus Caldwell, explosives expert Basher Tarr, and safecracker Frank Catton--pulled off one of the most audacious and lucrative heists in history, robbing ruthless entrepreneur Terry Benedict of every dime stored in his impenetrable Las Vegas vault. After splitting the $160 million take, each one of the infamous Ocean''s crew has tried to go straight, lay low and have a legit life, but that''s proven to be a challenge--much to the chagrin of Danny''s wife Tess. When someone breaks rule number one and rats them out to Benedict, going straight is no longer an option; he wants his $160 million back--with interest, or else. And as the gang quickly discovers, Benedict isn''t the only powerful person in the world looking for Ocean''s Eleven.
20.
Bruce Almighty (2003)
Bruce Nolan is a local Eyewitness News TV reporter in Buffalo, New York, best known for doing human interest stories--which makes everyone happy but him. Bruce would much rather be replacing the soon-to-retire anchorman. Essentially, Bruce is disconnected with everything in his life and rarely misses an opportunity to complain about it. He has a loving girlfriend, Grace, who runs a day care center and adores Bruce in spite of his negativity. Bruce is handed a great opportunity when he''s asked to do the 23rd anniversary of Niagra Falls'' famed Maid of the Mist boat, which will air live during sweeps. But the mist hits the fan when it''s announced on-air--just before Bruce goes live--that the co-anchor position, about to be vacated, is going to Bruce''s superficial rival. In front of millions of viewers, Bruce has an on-camera meltdown, punctuated by a four-letter word not yet cleared for network television. On this worst day of Bruce''s life, he''s fired from the station, beaten up by a gang of toughs, and his car is vandalized. Furious, Bruce rails and rages against the Lord for his rotten luck--which is followed by a curious set of signs, one of which leads him to an old building called Omni Presents, Inc. There, Bruce meets a janitor who reveals himself to be who he really is. He''s heard Bruce''s complaints and now has an offer for the choleric newscaster. By endowing Bruce with all his powers, God challenges him to take on the job and see if he can do any better!
21.
Dragonfly (2002) as Still Photographer
When Dr. Joe Darrow''s young wife Emily dies in a tragic bus crash, he is devastated. He returns to his work, treating sick children. Soon some of the children start to have remarkably similar near-death experiences, and Joe begins to wonder if the spirit of his late wife is trying to contact him.
22.
Majestic, The (2001)
Hollywood screenwriter Peter Appleton, a staff writer at HHS Studios in 1951, is an ambitious up-and-comer. His first produced screenplay, a B-movie swashbuckler entitled "Sand Pirates of the Sahara," has just opened on a double bill with John Huston's adventure, "The African Queen," at Grauman's Ch
23.
Proof of Life (2000) as Still Photographer
Peter Bowman, an American engineer in a Latin American country, is kidnapped for a $3 million dollar ransom. Abandoned by her husband's employer and insurance company, his wife Alice refuses to give up his life. She takes on the task of bringing him home but quickly realizes she can't do that withou
24.
Green Mile, The (1999)
A story told in flashback and narrarted by Paul Edgecomb, now living in an old-age home six decades after working as the head guard on Death Row at a Southen Prison named Cold Mountain Penitentiary. Travelling back to 1935, during the Great Depression, the former prison guard, Edgecomb, reflects on how he developed a poignant, unusual relationship with this one inmate, sentenced to Death Row, who may be innocent. The inmate, John Coffey, is an African-American man--convicted of the rape and murder of a pair of 9-year-old sisters--who awaits his death in this harsh prison. Coffey has strange powers, both mysterious and miraculous; and the creepy characters in the prison have their own views of his gifts and of God''s.
25.
Crazy in Alabama (1999)
It's the summer of 1965 and eccentric and glamorous Lucille is on her way to Hollywood to pursue her dreams of television stardom. With the head of her abusive husband stored safely in a tupperware container, she hits the road on a journey of self independence and becomes an unlikely catalyst for a
26.
Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
Ishmael is a local reporter covering a murder trial involving the 1954 death of a fisherman in a small island community in the Pacific Northwest. What first looks like a straight-forward case soon turns into a unnerving series of mysteries, intensified by flashbacks to WWII Japanese concentration ca
27.
Story of Us, The (1999)
Ben and Katie have been happily married for 15 years and have two wonderful children to whom they are both devoted. But Katie feels that their relationship has stopped progressing and needs to be rejuvenated. While their children, Josh and Erin, are away at summer camp, the Jordans attempt a trial
28.
Pleasantville (1998)
Pleasantville is a 1950s sitcom enjoying cult status on a contemporary cable channel. David loves it, but his sister Jennifer is too hip. When a mysterious TV repairman gives them a new remote control, the pair are transported into the world of Pleasantville like it or not. They find themselves trapped in an alternate reality where the town exists in black and white--in a white bread world without passion or violence. But the teenagers have also brought an unexpected--and double-edged--gift to Pleasantville: a sense of possibility that spreads like wildfire throughout the town. There can be no turning back once the citizens begin experiencing such strange wonders as sex, art, rain, and ideas. First it is a red rose, a blade of green grass, eyes turn hazel... flesh tones shock and anger with their beauty. Gradually, the infection spreads Pleasantville becomes divided--rife for the first time with stark differences as it attempts to grasp the kaleidoscopic new world before it.
29.
Trial and Error (1997)
A contempt-of-court comedy about an actor who poses as an attorney to defend a man on trial for fraud. When a bachelor party leaves Charlie a babbling mess on the morning of a career-making-or-breaking legal appearance, his best friend, an out-of-work actor named Richard, takes "the law" into his own hands.
30.
As Good As it Gets (1997)
An obsessive-compulsive writer comes out of his shell to help a struggling waitress and an injured artist.
31.
Turbulence (1997)
On a stormy Christmas Eve, a young female flight attendant is forced to land a 747 jumbo jet after the crew is murdered by an escaping prisoner en route to Los Angeles International Airport.
32.
Last Man Standing (1996)
With its unpaved streets and rickety buildings, Jericho, Texas is an unlikely outpost for gun-toting mobs from Chicago. But with Prohibition in full swing, tweed-suited rum-runners have corrupted and terrorized this sleepy border town. Civil law is dead. Like their bosses in the Windy City, the leaders of Jericho''s rival crime families are warring for control of a lucrative bounty of booze: truckloads of 100-proof, making their way from Mexico to a thirsty nation''s illicit network of gin joints and speakeasies. Fatefully, a mysterious loner, Smith, passes through looking for a place to spend the night, but quickly decides to cash in on the action. He cleverly hires himself out to each gang while remaining loyal to no one but himself. A soldier-of-fortune with his own agenda, he betrays both sides to the other in a bold attempt to destroy the bootleggers and rescue what remains of Jericho''s shell-shocked residents. But a traitor cannot live among mercenaries without being exposed and killed.
33.
Assassins (1995)
Robert Rath is a professional hit man who, despite his stature as the best in the business, has grown disillusioned about his work and his life. But as he contemplates a way out of the shadowy world he inhabits, Rath is shocked to discover that he himself is the target of assassination. A ruthless, ambitious young killer named Miguel Bain wants to become the number one assassin and knows he must remove Rath to do so. The two men''s lives and careers intersect when both of them are sent to eliminate Electra, a beautiful "information assassin"--an electronic surveillance expert who possesses valuable secrets on a computer disk. Rath and Electra team up to make a break for freedom--but they have to get past Bain first.
34.
Shadow, The (1994)
Lamont Cranston is a millionaire playboy with a hidden life as a mysterious superhero. Now, he'll have to stop his nemesis Shiwan Khan from destroying New York City with an atomic bomb. Based on the famous pulp character from the 30s.
35.
I'll Do Anything (1994) as Still Photographer
A talented actor from New York who is unable to find work in Hollywood suddenly has to care for his unpredictable 5-year-old daughter, whom he has not seen in three years. The lives of both change after he gets a job as a driver for a powerful movie producer. The film revolves around the actor''s relationship with a young development woman, and the relationship between the producer and a test-screening researcher.
36.
Clifford (1994)
A devilish 10-year-old boy wreaks havoc when he visits his bachelor uncle in Los Angeles.
37.
Angie (1994)
Two best friends, Angie and Tina, are young, working class women from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. When Angie decides to have a baby without marrying the father, everyone in town has something to say about it.
38.
Scout, The (1994)
A down-and-out professional baseball scout has a chance to make it back to the top with his latest discovery, a raw, young pitching talent.
39.
Vanishing, The (1993)
A young woman disappears mysteriously and a man is obsessed with finding her.
40.
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Based on the Victorian horror novel written by Bram Stoker in 1897, about the vampire Dracula, who is on a quest to be eternally reunited with the one woman he ever loved. Dracula travels from Transylvania to London to find the young woman who is the double image of the love he lost centuries earlier.
41.
Basic Instinct (1991)
When a cop''s search for a ruthless killer leads him to wealthy and seductive author, his involvement turns personal, and he must balance their affair with the mounting evidence against her.
42.
Arachnophobia (1990)
A doctor with a deathly fear of spiders moves to a small town invaded by deadly versions of the same.
43.
Back To The Future (Part 3) (1990)
Marty McFly drives into the Old West to rescue Doc, whose blossoming romance makes him reluctant to return, from the clutches of the villainous Tannen Gang.
44.
Karate Kid Part III, The (1989)
Mr Miyagi travels to Japan to confront an enemy from his past.
45.
'Burbs, The (1989)
A suburban father decides to stay home for a peaceful summer vacation, but his plans are shattered when a weird family moves in next door.
46.
Back To The Future (Part 2) (1989)
Sequel to the 1985 hit "Back to the Future," where Marty McFly goes into the future.
47.
My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)
An eccentric widower falls in love with a beautiful alien.
48.
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
A millionaire risks everything on a revolutionary new auto design.
49.
Presidio, The (1988)
Ex-military policeman Jay Austin is a San Francisco detective. When his former MP partner is killed at a military base, he takes the case. But after arriving at the crime scene, he realizes he must look to his old rival, Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell, for help. Austin falls for Caldwell''s daughter, Donna, further complicating matters. Still, the two men push on in their search learning to respect one another as they pursue the killer.
50.
Harry And The Hendersons (1987)
After Mr. Henderson''s car accidentally hits Harry, his life is turned upside down as he and his family make friends with the real-life Bigfoot.
51.
Dragnet (1987)
To his chagrin, by-the-book Los Angeles policeman Joe Friday has been assigned a flippant, street-wise new partner, Pep Streebeck. They are investigating a series of murders, which leads them to the religious cult P.A.G.A.N. (People Against Goodness and Normalcy). Infiltrating the group, they rescue Connie Swain, and she and Friday fall in love. When Connie identifies respected community leader and the police commissioner''s friend Reverend Jonathan Whirley as the head of the cult, Friday attempts to publicly arrest the man and is suspended. Connie is kidnapped in retaliation and when Friday is reinstated, he and Streebeck lead the raid on the P.A.G.A.N. headquarters and Friday''s heroics save Connie and bring Whirley to justice.
52.
Project X (1987)
An airforce pilot and animal researcher risk their lives to save chimpanzees from life-threatening experiments.
53.
Jaws The Revenge (1987)
Amity Island has been plagued for years by a huge shark that has killed many people, including Ellen Brody''s husband who lost his life while trying to catch the monster. Now Sean Brody, one of Ellen''s two sons, has been killed by the shark. Ellen travels to the Bahamas to comfort her other son, Michael, who is a marine biologist, and to enlist his help in stopping the shark''s reign of terror.
54.
Top Gun (1986)
A hotheaded pilot struggles to survive an exclusive training program.
55.
Back To The Future (1985)
A young man travels into the past and almost keeps his parents from getting married.
56.
Birdy (1984)
A wounded Vietnam veteran tries to help a shell-shocked friend who believes he''''s a bird.
57.
Gremlins (1984)
A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown. The shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the mogwai but does with the warning to never expose him to bright light, water or to feed him after midnight. All of this happens and a gang of gremlins decide to tear up the town on Christmas Eve.
58.
The Karate Kid (1984)
A boy learns karate from a retired master to deal with school bullies.
59.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
After fleeing a nightclub shooting and being dropped out of an abandoned plane, professor Indiana Jones, singer Wilhelmina 'Willie' Scott and twelve-year-old Short Round find themselves in a starving Indian village who blame their plight on the loss off three mystical stones that have always brought
60.
Twilight Zone--The Movie (1983)
Four separate stories in one movie. First a racist businessman gets the tables turned on him when he is transported back in time to being persued by Nazis in 1940s France, becomes an African-American at a KKK rally in the 1950s South, and and then a Vietnamese in 1960s Vietnam. The second story centers around an old man who makes the wishes of residents at a retirement home come true when he transforms them into youthful versions of themselves. In the third story a young woman on the road gives a ride to a little boy and ends up trapped with other people in an alternate reality created by the boy''s imagination. And in the final story a man on a plane sees, but cannot convince anyone else that a mysterious creature is on the outside wing of the plane trying to sabotage the aircraft.
61.
WarGames (1983)
In search of the ultimate game, a young man accidentally hacks into the government''''s top military computer.
62.
Mr. Mom (1983)
Jack and Caroline are a couple struggling to make ends meet. When Jack loses his job, they agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It''s just that he''s never done it before, and really doesn''t have a clue...
63.
Jinxed! (1982)
After Don Siegel suffered a heart attack during production, Sam Peckinpah directed some of the film without credit. Screenwriter Frank D Gilroy removed his name from the finished film.
64.
Looker (1981)
After having had minor cosmetic surgery by a well-known surgeon, several beautiful women die under suspicious circumstances. The doctor is suspected of murder and, believing he is being framed, begins to look into these deaths himself. One of his clients works for a high tech company which may have
65.
S.O.B. (1981)
A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production.
66.
The Mountain Men (1980)
The story of two rowdy hunters living in the mountains, drinking and fighting off attacks.
67.
Hide In Plain Sight (1980)
True story of a divorced father in search of his children when his ex-wife enters the witness relocation program.
68.
Hero At Large (1980)
Steve is a struggling actor who gets a job dressing up as the comic book hero Captain Avenger for appearances at book stores and conventions. While in costume, Steve manages to stop a grocery store hold-up, and because he leaves as soon as the police arrive, witnesses take his modest behavior as proof that he is an actual superhero. When the mayor of the city politicizes the situation to help him win the next election, the public turns against Captain Avenger. But after Steve rescues several people from a fire while wearing his street clothes, he becomes a real hero.
69.
Nine to Five (1980)
Recently divorced Judy Bernly takes an office job and soon becomes pals with fellow secretaries Violet Newstead and Doralee Rhodes. Their boss is male chauvinist Franklin Hart Jr. , who is trying to land Doralee in bed. While smoking pot one night the women hatch a plan to take revenge on their cruel boss.
70.
Raise The Titanic (1980)
When the United States learns that the Titanic contains radioactive cargo that would be valuable in the manufacture of weapons, a group of experts is sent down to raise the sunken ship. While the team is working on the case, the Soviet Union hears about their efforts, and decides to send a group of
71.
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)
The story of young Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, western outlaws.

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