Searchers, The (Warner 1956, John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter)

Searchers, The (Warner 1956, John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter)

John Ford's critically acclaimed classic western starring John Wayne, also on top form here, is the tale of an outsider's…
Too Late the Hero | 1970 | Michael Caine, Cliff Robertson

Too Late the Hero | 1970 | Michael Caine, Cliff Robertson

A heavyweight cast (Caine, Elliott, Bannen, Fonda) populate Aldrich’s testosterone-heavy Second World War thriller, although it’s Robertson who takes the…
The Big Sleep | 1978 | Robert Mitchum Sarah Miles

The Big Sleep | 1978 | Robert Mitchum Sarah Miles

Director Winner switched the setting of Chandler’s classic Marlowe mystery from 1940s Los Angeles to 1970s London, perhaps to avoid…
Tootsie | 1982 | Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange

Tootsie | 1982 | Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange

Critically acclaimed cross-dressing comedy with a wonderfully exuberant performance from Dustin Hoffman. Pollack’s easy-going, gender-bending comedy seems to have grown…
Watermelon Man | 1970 | Godfrey Cambridge, Estelle Parsons

Watermelon Man | 1970 | Godfrey Cambridge, Estelle Parsons

Biting (and funny) social satire and the first studio effort from black filmmaker Van Peebles concerns a white bigot who…
Billion Dollar Brain | 1967 | Michael Caine, Françoise Dorléac

Billion Dollar Brain | 1967 | Michael Caine, Françoise Dorléac

Following The Ipcress File (1965) and Funeral in Berlin (1966), spy Harry Palmer (Michael Caine) turns to the private eye…
Top Gun | 1986 | Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis

Top Gun | 1986 | Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis

Roaring jet engines and gushing testosterone characterise this Tony Scott-directed Simpson/Bruckheimer production. Worryingly memorable ‘high concept’ landmark A cinematic milestone…
The Man with One Red Shoe | 1985 | Tom Hanks, Jim Belushi,
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The Man with One Red Shoe | 1985 | Tom Hanks, Jim Belushi,

Tom Hanks stars as Richard Harlan Drew, the innocent victim of CIA infighting in Stan Dragoti’s spy comedy. One faction…
Taken | 2008 | Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen

Taken | 2008 | Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen

Liam Neeson stars as a former CIA operative desperate to track down his kidnapped daughter in Pierre Morel’s Luc Besson-produced…
Conduct Unbecoming | 1975 | Michael York, Richard Attenborough

Conduct Unbecoming | 1975 | Michael York, Richard Attenborough

Tradition, honour and comradeship are at the core of this gripping and tense courtroom drama, set in a British colonial…
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