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North Shore

1987
Gerry Lopez • Nia Peebles • Michael Ho • Derek Ho • Matt Adler • John Philbin • Mark Foo • Mark Occhilupo • Laird Hamilton • Gregory Harrison

A teen surf champion dreams of conquering Oahu's North Shore, finally makes it to Hawaii & grows up fast as he realizes life is not so easy on the local beach.

Director & Writer: William Phelps
Universal Pictures

The Breakfast Club

1985
Molly Ringwald • Anthony Michael Hall • Ally Sheedy • Emilio Estevez • Judd Nelson • Paul Gleason

Saturday detention and Shermer High School's strict Principal Vernon assigns five diverse & mischievous students an essay on "Who you think you are?"

Director: John Hughes
Universal Pictures

Love

Cyrano de Bergerac

1950
Jose Ferrer • Mala Powers

A large nosed poet-swordsman helps another man court his true love.

Play: Edmond Rostand (1897)
United Artists

Gone With The Wind

1939
Vivien Leigh • Clark Gable

The Civil War story of the daughter of a plantation owner, her romantic pursuit of a married man and her tragic marriage to Rhett Butler.

Director: Victor Fleming
Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Splash

1984
Daryl Hannah • Tom Hanks • John Candy • Eugene Levy

A young man in New York falls in love with a mermaid not knowing who or what she is.

Director: Ron Howard
Touchstone Films

Comedy

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

1997
Mike Meyers • Elizabeth Hurley

A 1960's cryogenically preserved secret agent is revived in the 90's to take out his old enemy Dr Evil.

Music: George Clinton
New Line Cinema

The Road to Bali

1952
Bob Hope • Bing Crosby • Dorothy Lamour

Two showbiz pals find love, treasure & trouble in Bali.

Director: Hal Walker
Paramount Pictures

Beat The Devil

1953
Humphrey Bogart • Gina Lollobrigida

A crew of thieves head to Africa looking for Uranium.

Director: John Huston
Writer: Truman Capote

Kids

The Wizard of Oz

1939
Judy Garland • Ray Bolger • Jack Haley • The Munchkins

A tornado lands Dorothy and Toto in the land of Oz as they team up with the Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow to find the Wizard.

Book: L. Frank Baum (1900)
MGM

Gulliver's Travels

1939
Lemuel Gulliver • King Bombo • Princess Glory • The Lilliputans

A doctor washes ashore on an island inhabited by little people locked in a foolish war.

Book: Jonathan Swift (1726)
Max Fleischer Studios • Paramount Pictures

The Princess Bride

1987
Mandy Patinkin • Robin Wright • André the Giant • Billy Crystal

Farm girl Buttercup is to wed evil Prince Humperdinck but nothing will stop her true love Westley from saving her.

Director: Robert Reiner
20th Century FOX

Jack & The Beanstalk

1952
Bud Abbott • Lou Costello • Dorothy Ford

A young boy trades the family cow for magic beans, meets a Giant and a whole lot of trouble.

Hal Roach Studios
Warner Bros.

Mystery

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

1988
Bob Hoskins • Christopher Lloyd • Joanna Cassidy • Charles Fleischer

Roger Rabbit has been framed for Marvin Acme's murder and with detective Eddie Valiant sets out to prove his innocence to evil Judge Doom.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Touchstone Pictures

Citizen Kane

1941
Orson Welles • Dorothy Comingore

A newspaper tycoon dies in his mansion speaking a single word, 'Rosebud' and a reporter tracks down those who knew him to unlock the secret.

Writer/Producer/Director: Orson Welles
RKO Radio Pictures

Sherlock Holmes in Dressed to Kill

1946
Basil Rathbone • Nigel Bruce • Patricia Morison

Sherlock Holmes investigates a crime involving Scotland Yard, the Bank of England and three cheap music boxes.

Book: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1887)
Universal Pictures

War

A Farewell To Arms

1932
Helen Hays • Gary Cooper

An American Soldier and English Nurse fall in love in Italy during World War I.

Book: Ernest Hemingway (1929)
Paramount Pictures

Bridge On The River Kwai

1957
William Holden • Alec Guinness • Jack Hawkins

POWs build a railway bridge across the river for their Japanese captors not knowing allied forces are planning a raid through the jungle to destroy it.

Director: David Lean
Columbia Pictures

Tora! Tora! Tora!

1970
Jason Robards • So Yamamura

The story of the 1941 Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor that led to America entering World War II.

Director: Richard Fleischer
20th Century Fox

Westerns

Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid

1969
Robert Redford • Paul Newman • Katharine Ross

Two outlaws on the run from US Marshall's after a string of robberies flee to Bolivia to escape.

Director: George Roy Hill
20th Century Fox

Angel & The Badman

1947
Gail Russell • John Wayne

A notorious gunman is injured and nursed back to health by a Quaker girl.

Director: James Grant
John Wayne Productions

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

1966
Clint Eastwood • Eli Wallach

A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune buried in a cemetery.

Director: Sergio Leone
United Artists

Crime

Bugsy Malone

1976
Jodie Foster • Scott Baio

1929 New York is divided by gang warfare as Dandy Dan's mob terrorize the city and Fat Sam fights back from his Grand Slam Speakeasy.

Director: Alan Parker
Paramount Pictures

Goodfellas

1990
Robert De Niro • Ray Liotta • Joe Pesci • Lorraine Bracco • Paul Sorvino

Henry Hill, his Family and his Mafia Family navigate decades of Mob Life in New York City.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Warner Bros.

Ruthless People

1986
Danny DeVito • Bette Midler • Judge Reinhold

A couple cheated by a businessman kidnap his wife without knowing he is delighted and doesn't want her back.

Directors: David Zucker • Jerry Zucker
Jim Abrahams

Scary

Frankenstein

1931
Boris Karloff • Mae Clark • Colin Clive

Dr. Frankenstein tampers with life when he pieces together body parts and a damaged brain to create a human monster that cannot be controlled.

Book: Mary Shelley (1818)
Universal Pictures

White Zombie

1932
Bela Lugosi • Madge Bellamy

A young man uses a witch doctor to get the woman he loves but instead turns her into a zombie.

Director: Victor Halperin
United Artists

Nosferatu: A Symphony Of Horror

1922
Max Schreck • Greta Schröder

An estate agent visits Count Orlok to complete a lucrative deal with the vampire who has interest in a new residence and the agent's wife.

Director: F. W. Murnau
Book: 'Dracula' Bram Stoker (1897)

Thrills

King Kong

1933
Fay Wray • King Kong • Robert Armstrong

A Giant Gorilla is taken from his native island, brought to New York to be exploited for fame and fortune and falls in love along the way, but his new home is not for him.

Director: Merian C. Cooper
RKO Radio Pictures

The Fast & The Furious

1955
Dorothy Malone • John Ireland

A man on the run steals a beautiful woman's car and enters them in a cross-border race to escape the Police.

Writer/Producer: Roger Corman
American International

Buck Rodgers

1939
Buster Crabbe • Constance Moore

A pilot awakes from 500 years in suspended animation to find that the world has been taken over by the outlaw army of Killer Kane.

Director: Ford Beebe
Universal Pictures

Silent

The Little Princess

1917
Mary Pickford • Za Ju Pitts

With her father off to War little Sara is placed in a boarding school run by a cruel headmistress.

Writer: Frances Marion
Producer: Mary Pickford

Adventure

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings

1976
Billy Dee Williams • Richard Pryor • James Earl Jones

Top baseball pitcher Bingo Long is fed up with his owners treatment and hits the road with his own team.

Motown Productions
Universal Pictures

Tarzan The Fearless

1935
Jacqueline Wells • Buster Crabbe

Tarzan tries to rescue the beautiful Dr. Brooks who is being held captive by Zar, God of the Emerald Fingers.

Book: Edgar Rice Burroughs (1912)
Director: Robert F. Hill

Godzilla

1954
Godzilla • Mothra • Gamera • Toho

Nuclear bomb testing wakes Godzilla from his ancient slumber and he proceeds to lay waste to Tokyo as a scientist invents a chemical weapon to save the city but fears his invention will be worse than nuclear weapons.

Director: Ishiro Honda
Toho Films

Musicals

Yellow Submarine

1968
George Harrison • Ringo Starr • John Lennon • Paul McCartney

The Beatles ride the Yellow Submarine to save Pepperland from attack by the music-hating Blue Meanies who drained the entire country of colour.

Music: The Beatles
United Artists

A Star Is Born

1937
Janet Gaynor • Frederic March

A woman moves to Hollywood for stardom and meets a troubled former leading man who leads her to fame.

Producer: David O. Selznick
United Artists

The Muppet Movie

1979
Mel Brooks • Dom DeLuise • Madeline Kahn • Carol Kane • Steve Martin • Richard Pryor

Kermit the Frog travels to Hollywood with his Muppet friends looking to join show business while being pursued by evil Doc Hopper.

Producer: Jim Henson & Frank Oz
Henson Associates

Reality

Our Town

1940
Martha Scott • William Holden • Fay Bainter

Modern change comes to this peaceful small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century.

Play: Thornton Wilder (1938)
United Artists

Boyz In The Hood

1991
Cuba Gooding Jr. • Morris Chestnut • Ice Cube • Angela Bassett • Laurence Fishburne • Nia Long

Tre Styles moves to South Central L.A. and joins a community whose youths are struggling to find their way in life.

Director: John Singleton
Columbia Pictures

Noah's Ark

1928
Dolores Costello • George O'Brien

The story of Noah, the Great Flood and World War I. The first 'silent/talkie' hybrid film.

Writer: Darryl F. Zanuck
Warner Bros.

Noir

Sunset Boulevard

1950
Gloria Swanson • William Holden • Erich von Stroheim

A screenwriter develops a relationship with a faded film star determined to make a big return.

Writer/Director: Billy Wilder
Paramount Pictures

Double Indemnity

1944
Fred MacMurray • Barbara Stanwyck • Edward G. Robinson

A man meets a woman who plans to murder her husband and cash out on his insurance claim.

Director: Billy Wilder
Paramount Pictures

The Man Who Knew Too Much

1956
Doris Day • James Stewart

An American tourist son's kidnapping sets off an international search for his captors.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Paramount Pictures

Family

Paper Moon

1973
Ryan O'Neal • Tatum O'Neal • Madeline Kahn

A con-artist father attempts to dupe his 9 year old daughter out of her inheritance but instead is forced to take her on as a partner.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Paramount Pictures

Little Miss Sunshine

2006
Greg Kinnear • Steve Carell • Toni Collette • Alan Arkin

Olive enters a pageant in California and the family travels there together to make her dream come true.

Director: Jonathan Dayton • Valerie Faris
Fox Searchlight Pictures

Lassie Come Home

1943
Pal (Lassie) • Roddy McDowell

After her family is forced to sell her Lassie escapes from her new cruel owner and begins the journey from Scotland to her Yorkshire home.

Music: Daniele Amfitheatrof
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Mrs. Doubtfire

1993
Robin Williams • Sally Field • Pierce Brosnan • Harvey Fierstein

A divorced actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children who are living with his former wife.

Producer: Robin Williams
20th Century Fox