A maverick cop gets thrown off the force in disgrace, and goes to the city's gang lords and offers to join their side, helping them to get around the police. But in fact, he is still a cop, and is working undercover to break apart the gangs.
Dir: William Keighley    Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Blondell, Barton Maclane Runtime: 77 mins    Genre: Crime    Rating: TV-G    CC: Y
Lily Powers's dreary life in Pennsylvania takes a sudden turn when her father is killed in an accident. Unmoved by her father's death, Lily, along with friend Chico, jumps on a freight train and seduces a worker to avoid being arrested. Now in New York City, Lily uses her beauty and sexual prowess to seduce a string of ...successful men as she works her way to the top.
Dir: Alfred E. Green    Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook Runtime: 76 mins    Genre: Drama    Rating: TV-PG    CC: Y
Max Steiner arrived in America as a penniless musician from Europe at the beginning of the last century. After a productive career on Broadway he headed west to Hollywood and introduced the musical underscore. He worked on over 300 films, including timeless classics such as Gone with the Wind, King Kong and Casablanca. ...He was nominated for over 24 Academy Awards and won three. His legacy lives on today through the many composers who followed in his footsteps.
Dir: Diana Friedberg    Cast: Max Steiner, Diana Friedberg, Lionel Friedberg Runtime: 119 mins    Genre: Documentary    Rating: TV-14    CC: Y
When revered Broadway director Julian Marsh falls on hard times with both his health and his finances, he helms an ambitious musical as a final production before his retirement. His lead actress, Dorothy Brock, is torn between two loves, the show's wealthy backer Abner Dillon and the earnest but penniless actor Pat Denning, ...while aspiring young performer Peggy Sawyer waits in the wings, hoping for her big break.
Dir: Lloyd Bacon    Cast: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent Runtime: 85 mins    Genre: Musical    Rating: TV-G    CC: Y
In this stirring biographical drama, young Native American Jim Thorpe pursues his dreams of athletic stardom. Mentored by a devoted coach, Thorpe succeeds at track before becoming a renowned football hero and an Olympic athlete. While remarkably accomplished on the field, Thorpe faces obstacles in his pursuit of becoming ...a professional coach, and also finds challenges in his love life, with its disappointments and heartaches that he must struggle to overcome.
Dir: Michael Curtiz    Cast: Burt Lancaster, Charles Bickford, Steve Cochran Runtime: 107 mins    Genre: Drama    Rating: TV-PG    CC: Y
Julie Marsden has a place in New Orleans society and a man who adores her, Preston Dillard. But she scandalizes society and her beau when she insists on wearing a stunning red gown to a ball that requires ladies to be dressed in white. Marsden's headstrong action begins a chain of events that will reveal both her raw viciousness ...and the profound depth of her love and sacrifice for Dillard.
Dir: William Wyler    Cast: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent Runtime: 104 mins    Genre: Drama    Rating: TV-PG    CC: Y
When broke, would-be architect James Allen is wrongly arrested and convicted for a small-time holdup, he is sent to prison to work on a chain gang. After enduring years of hard labor that kills many prisoners, Allen escapes and builds a successful new life. But his landlady learns the truth and blackmails Allen into marriage, ...although he is in love with another woman.
Dir: Mervyn Le Roy    Cast: Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Helen Vinson Runtime: 72 mins    Genre: Drama    Rating: TV-PG    CC: Y
Newt Winger is a sensitive teenager who dreams often and big and from whom his mother dreams even bigger. Gordon Parks proves a triple threat as director, producer and screenwriter of this film version of his autobiographical novel about Winger, a young black man coming of age in small-town Kansas during the 1920s. In 1989, ...this film was among the first 25 films designated by the U.S. Library of Congress to be preserved in the National Film Library for all time.
Dir: Gordon Parks    Cast: Kyle Johnson, Alex Clarke, Estelle Evans Runtime: 107 mins    Genre: Drama    Rating: TV-14    CC: Y
An elite team of paratroopers lands deep behind Japanese lines in the jungles of Burma - only to find its escape route blocked. Now, the brave survivors of the original mission must fight their way through 150 miles of enemy held jungle.
Dir: Raoul Walsh    Cast: Errol Flynn, James Brown, William Prince Runtime: 142 mins    Genre: War    Rating: TV-PG    CC: Y
A young nun is sent to do nursing work in the Belgian Congo, but soon begins to doubt her vows and question a life with the Convent, and instead joins the underground resistance movement against the Nazis during World War II.
Dir: Fred Zinnemann    Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Dame Edith Evans Runtime: 149 mins    Genre: Drama    Rating: TV-PG    CC: Y
Jerry Landers, an unassuming assistant manager of a grocery store is approached by God in the form of a good natured old man. God informs Jerry that he has been chosen to spread the Word to the world. But when Jerry attempts to spread God's message everyone thinks he's nuts. Even his loving wife Bobbie doubts him.
Dir: Carl Reiner    Cast: George Burns, John Denver, Terry Garr Runtime: 104 mins    Genre: Comedy    Rating: TV-PG    CC: Y
This is the first feature-length documentary on legendary director Raoul Walsh. In this 'memoir,' Walsh 'recounts' his career from the silent film era to the tumultuous 1960s. The documentary makes stunning use of rare, personal and production photos and footage, revealing Walsh's extraordinary, adventurous life on and ...off the set.
Dir: Joel Bender    Cast: Peter Bogdanovich, Jane Russell, Johnny Crear Runtime: 95 mins    Genre: Documentary    Rating: TV-G    CC: Y
Three old friends and World War I veterans become involved in bootlegging in New York during Prohibition. Two of the friends become rival liquor sellers, while the third is a prosecutor determined to wipe out illegal liquor businesses.
Dir: Raoul Walsh    Cast: James Cagney, Priscilla Lane, Humphrey Bogart Runtime: 104 mins    Genre: Crime    Rating: TV-G    CC: Y
Judith Traherne is a rich heiress, but despite a life of parties she takes little pleasure in the trappings of wealth. When she begins to suffer from dizzy spells, her doctor, Frederick Steele, has to tell her that she has a brain tumor.
Dir: Edmund Goulding    Cast: Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart Runtime: 106 mins    Genre: Romance    Rating: TV-PG    CC: Y
Flying ace Matt Brennan takes a job as test pilot for aircraft designer Carl Troxell as much to be close to his wartime girlfriend as for the thrill of the job. But when Troxell asks Brennan to test an escape pod for jet pilots, Brennan balks, saying the design is too dangerous. Instead, Brennan goes on a glamorous and ...less-risky flight over the North Pole, leaving Troxell to die testing his new design. Now, Brennan will risk his life to prove Troxell's escape pod works.
Dir: Stuart Heisler    Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Eleanor Parker, Raymond Massey Runtime: 94 mins    Genre: Drama    Rating: TV-PG    CC: Y
Stavros Topouzoglow, a young Greek living under the oppression of the Turks in the 1890s, dreams of emigrating to America as he faces the harsh reality that life has dealt him. Entrusted with his family's savings, he travels to the Turkish capital of Constantinople to rescue his cousin's failing business. Despite the cruelties, ...betrayals, and career setbacks Stavros faces along the way, he forms lasting friendships that help him through difficult times to reach his goal of making a life in The United States, the land of opportunity.
Dir: Elia Kazan    Cast: Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Harry Davis Runtime: 177 mins    Genre: Drama    Rating: TV-PG    CC: Y
A successful Madison Avenue executive suffers a mid-life breakdown and attempts a failed suicide. Most affected are his wife and family, who must bear his drastic behavior, which is only compounded by his wild, steamy affair with a younger woman.
Dir: Elia Kazan    Cast: Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway, Deborah Kerr Runtime: 127 mins    Genre: Drama    Rating: TV-14    CC: Y
The three Williams sisters start out singing in their church choir in Harlem in the late 1950s and become a successful girl group in the 1960s. But their sudden rise to stardom causes problems in their lives.
Dir: Sam O'Steen    Cast: Philip Michael Thomas, Irene Cara, Lonette McKee Runtime: 98 mins    Genre: Drama    Rating: TV-PG    CC: Y
Without a candidate to run for the senate seat against admired Republican Crocker Jarmon, campaign manager Marvin Lucas recruits leftist lawyer Bill McKay. McKay's appearance piques the public's interest, and gradually Lucas pushes McKay toward a more centrist message. As McKay's original and honest platform gets watered ...down, his popularity increases so much that he is running even with Jarmon as Election Day approaches.
Dir: Michael Ritchie    Cast: Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, Melvyn Douglas Runtime: 109 mins    Genre: Drama    Rating: TV-14    CC: Y
An eight year old girl--a quintessential psychopath--kills a schoolmate, an old woman, an apartment janitor and prompts the suicide of her despairing mother before fate intervenes bringing this "bad seed" to her own premature finish.
Dir: Mervyn Leroy    Cast: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Gage Clarke Runtime: 129 mins    Genre: Suspense/Mystery    Rating: TV-PG    CC: Y
During New York's vaudeville days a tough stage mother tries to get her daughters to become stars. After a long, seedy struggle, the shy "Gypsy" becomes a hit and then tries to turn her back on the mother who got her there.
Dir: Mervyn Leroy    Cast: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden Runtime: 149 mins    Genre: Musical    Rating: TV-PG    CC: Y
This lavish film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical celebrates a fleeting, mythical time of love and chivalry--the reign of King Arthur and the Knights of The Round Table. Although torn apart by the conflicts between passion, love, honor and duty, it was a golden era that could have been ... and could yet be.
Dir: Joshua Logan    Cast: Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero Runtime: 179 mins    Genre: Musical    Rating: TV-14    CC: Y
When a burned out Brit wanders into a diner and gas station in the middle of the desert, the owner's daughter falls for him. However, the situations of all concerned change when the restaurant is held up at gunpoint by a desperate gangster.
Dir: Archie L. Mayo    Cast: Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Genevieve Tobin Runtime: 83 mins    Genre: Drama    Rating: TV-G    CC: Y
A detective is sent by a politician to catch a big-time gangster so he can procure him before a Senate crime committee for selfish gain. When the gangster is killed before this can happen, the detective and the politico clash with each other.
Dir: Peter Yates    Cast: Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset Runtime: 114 mins    Genre: Crime    Rating: TV-14    CC: Y
On one of the hottest days of August 1972, three amateur bank robbers plan to hold up a Brooklyn bank. A nice simple robbery: Walk in, take the money, and run. Unfortunately, the supposedly uncomplicated heist suddenly becomes a bizarre nightmare as everything that could go wrong does.
Dir: Sidney Lumet    Cast: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Carol Kane Runtime: 130 mins    Genre: Crime    Rating: TV-MA    CC: Y
Mewsette is a starry-eyed cat who grows weary of life on a French farm and heads for the excitement of 1890s Paris. Her tomcat suitor Jaune-Tom and his furry cohort Robespierre chase after Mewsette but she's already fallen under the spell of a feline modeling-school racket run by the plump Madame Rubens-Chatte and her slimy ...assistant, Meowrice. Can Mewsette avoid corruption in the big city?
Dir: Abe Levitow    Cast: Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Red Buttons Runtime: 86 mins    Genre: Musical    Rating: TV-G    CC: Y
Young Jim Hawkins, a pirate mouse named Hiccup, Dr. Livesey and Squire Trelawney hire a ship to find the legendary treasure of notorious late pirate Captain Flint. However, Flint's former crewmates plan to take over the ship.
Dir: Hal Sutherland    Cast: Richard Dawson, Davy Jones, Dal McKennon Runtime: 90 mins    Genre: Animation    Rating: TV-G    CC:
When witnesses see Jonathan Cooper fleeing the scene of a murder, Cooper asks his former girlfriend, Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts student Eve Gill, for help. Believing him innocent, she uses her skills at stagecraft to prove the real murderer is chanteuse Charlotte Inwood. Now, as Eve plays a game of cat and mouse with ...Scotland Yard detective Wil Smith, she has no clue of the deadly secret her sleuthing will uncover.
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock    Cast: Jane Wyman, Marlene Dietrich, Michael Wilding Runtime: 110 mins    Genre: Suspense/Mystery    Rating: TV-PG    CC: Y
During the Great Depression, Frank Taylor is passed over for a promotion that goes to Joe Dombrowski, a hard working Polish immigrant. Feeling cheated, Taylor joins a secret, racist organization called the Black Legion. With other members of the Legion, Taylor goes on a nighttime raid that drives Dombrowski and his family ...from their home - and Dombrowski from his job, which Taylor then receives. But Taylor's association with the Legion drives him to alcoholism, destroys his marriage and eventually leads to murder.
Dir: Archie L. Mayo    Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Dick Foran, Erin O'Brien-Moore Runtime: 80 mins    Genre: Suspense/Mystery    Rating: TV-G    CC: Y
A group of Marines transform from rubes to fighting men. Through the eyes of a private, the men endure a merciless drill sergeant on Parris Island then the brutal Southeast Asian streets during the Vietnam War.
Dir: Stanley Kubrick    Cast: Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'onofrio Runtime: 118 mins    Genre: Action    Rating: TV-MA    CC: N
It's 1953 and 15-year-old Bobbie Lee Hartley and 18-year-old Billy Joe McAllister are in love. But since Bobbie's parents will not allow her to date until she is 16, she and Billy Joe have to content themselves with seeing each other occasionally after church on Sundays and sometimes sneaking off to meet at the Tallahatchie ...Bridge. But when Billy Joe gets drunk and has an affair with a man, his guilt ruins his relationship with Bobbie Lee and ultimately leads to tragedy.
Dir: Max Baer    Cast: Robby Benson, James Best, Glynnis O'Connor Runtime: 105 mins    Genre: Drama    Rating: TV-PG    CC: Y
At a quiet Georgia army base, Major Welden Penderton shows no interest in his wife, Leonora, so she takes a lover - her husband's superior officer, whose neurotic wife barely leaves her sickbed. Meanwhile, the repressed Penderton lusts after handsome Private Williams, a mysterious young man whose secret obsession with Leonora ...reaches a terrifyingly dangerous climax.
Dir: John Huston    Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Brian Keith Runtime: 109 mins    Genre: Drama    Rating: TV-14    CC: Y
Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward's investigation of a seemingly minor hotel room break-in uncovers the greatest political scandal in United States history and leads to the downfall of President Richard Nixon.
Dir: Alan J. Pakula    Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jason Robards Jr. Runtime: 138 mins    Genre: Drama    Rating: TV-MA    CC: Y
While traveling to the east cost to open a car wash, paroled convict Max meets a sailor named Lion who dreams of reuniting with his wife and child after six years. Lion helps Max learn to understand and manage his anger, and Max discovers the fragility of his new friend Lion. But as both learn that they will never realize ...their goals, they discover a friendship even more important than their former dreams.
Dir: Jerry Schatzberg    Cast: Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Dorothy Tristan Runtime: 112 mins    Genre: Drama    Rating: TV-MA    CC: Y
Widower Dr. Matt Younger and his daughter go to London for a month of dirt-bike racing. While there, Dr. Younger is surprised by finding himself attracted to Catherine, a charming but elusive woman who seems to have some mysterious men following her. A romance slowly develops between the doctor and Catherine, but there ...are complications to their happiness.
Dir: Sidney Poitier    Cast: Sidney Poitier, Yvette Curtis, Esther Anderson Runtime: 99 mins    Genre: Romance    Rating: TV-PG    CC: Y
Paula is a divorced mother and ex-Broadway dancer, who learns that her lover has left her only when aspiring actor Elliot arrives to sublet the apartment in the middle of the night. Their uneasy truce blossoms into love.
Dir: Herbert Ross    Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings Runtime: 110 mins    Genre: Comedy    Rating: TV-14    CC: Y
Just before the destruction of the planet Krypton, scientist Jor-El sends his infant son Kal-El on a spaceship to Earth. Raised by kindly farmers Jonathan and Martha Kent, young Clark discovers the source of his superhuman powers and moves to Metropolis to fight evil. As Superman, he battles the villainous Lex Luthor, while, ...as novice reporter Clark Kent, he attempts to woo co-worker Lois Lane.
Dir: Richard Donner    Cast: Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Margot Kidder Runtime: 143 mins    Genre: Horror/Science-Fiction    Rating: TV-14    CC: Y
Having witnessed his parents' brutal murder as a child, millionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne fights crime in Gotham City disguised as Batman, a costumed hero who strikes fear into the hearts of villains. But when a deformed madman who calls himself the Joker seizes control of Gotham's criminal underworld, Batman must ...face his most ruthless nemesis ever while protecting both his identity and his love interest, reporter Vicki Vale.
Dir: Tim Burton    Cast: Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger Runtime: 124 mins    Genre: Crime    Rating: TV-MA    CC: Y
When a photographer's best friend suddenly gets married, the young woman, who is just out of college and struggling to start a career in New York City, feels abandoned and her insecurities surface. But the sudden freedom created by necessity and opportunity leads her on a series of personal adventures that become the envy ...of her friends.
Dir: Claudia Weill    Cast: Melanie Mayron, Bob Balaban, Eli Wallach Runtime: 86 mins    Genre: Comedy    Rating: TV-PG    CC: Y
Matt, Jack and Leroy are surfers who begin the 1960s living at the beach, indulging their passion for their sport. But as the 60s progress and with the start of the Vietnam war, life becomes more complex for them. Jack is sent to Vietnam, and eventually the three friends begin to wonder if they will live to see Big Wednesday, ...a mythical day when the greatest wave of all time will come.
Dir: John Milius    Cast: Gray Frederickson, Barbara Hale, Titus Napoleon Runtime: 126 mins    Genre: Drama    Rating: TV-MA    CC: Y
A scientist who believes he is the only human to survive a worldwide bacteriological war unharmed attempts to save humanity by developing a curative serum from his own blood in this frightening vision of a post-apocalyptic near future.
Dir: Boris Sagal    Cast: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash Runtime: 96 mins    Genre: Horror/Science-Fiction    Rating: TV-14    CC: Y
From 1909 to 1949, Celie, a Southern Black woman, gradually gains self-respect as she strives to educate herself and to find love - despite an abusive spouse and a society biased against her race and her sex.
Dir: Steven Spielberg    Cast: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Avery Runtime: 154 mins    Genre: Drama    Rating: TV-MA    CC: Y
In Tiger Tail County, Mississippi, failing middle-aged cotton gin owner Archie Lee Meighan has been married to the pretty 19-year-old virgin Baby Doll Meighan for two years. Baby Doll still sleeps in a crib in their decrepit mansion as Archie waits impatiently for Baby Doll's 20th birthday, which is just a few days away, ...when - by prior agreement with Baby Doll's dying father - the marriage can finally be consummated. Meanwhile, Archie's competitor, Silva Vacarro, has taken away all of Archie's business, and Archie retaliates by burning down Vacarro's gin. Suspecting Archie as the arsonist, Vacarro plans to have his revenge by pursuing, seducing, and terrorizing Baby Doll into signing a confession that will admit her husband's guilt.
Dir: Elia Kazan    Cast: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach Runtime: 114 mins    Genre: Drama    Rating: TV-14    CC: Y
The landmark teen film that solidified Dean's image with the public, follows the story of rebellious middle-class teens, disenfranchised with their parents, and given to a life of thuggery and deadly, dangerous drag racing to win over women.
Dir: Nicholas Ray    Cast: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo Runtime: 111 mins    Genre: Drama    Rating: TV-PG    CC: Y
New Jersey couple Anna and Poppy Rose adopt several kids born into less fortunate circumstances, including a desperately unhappy 13-year-old girl and a physically handicapped boy with a penchant for getting into serious trouble.
Dir: Norman Taurog    Cast: Cary Grant, Betsy Drake, Lurene Tuttle Runtime: 98 mins    Genre: Comedy    Rating: TV-G    CC: Y
Lee Winters is a former movie star who inherited her husband's multi-million dollar company when he was murdered. Lee is working with her banker to find her husband's killer, and the two become lovers. The couple go to Saudi Arabia to get a loan, and to secure Lee's role as chairman of the company's board. When they arrive ...in the country, the find out about a Saudi company's plot to destailize the Western economy by pulling their money out of banks all over the world.
Dir: Alan J. Pakula    Cast: Jane Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, Hume Cronyn Runtime: 115 mins    Genre: Drama    Rating: TV-14    CC:
Sidney Bruhl is a formerly successful writer of Broadway thrillers who is trying to recover from the failure of his latest play. When Sidney returns to his wife Myra, a rich woman with a heart problem who is prone to hysterics, he tells her of his jealousy and humiliation upon the receipt of the first play of a former student. ...The play is called Deathtrap, and it is brilliant. Sidney's wife is horrified when he decides to lure the young writer to their East Hampton home in order to murder him and pretend that the play is his own work. But this is just the beginning of an intense game of twists and secrets.
Dir: Sidney Lumet    Cast: Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Dyan Cannon Runtime: 115 mins    Genre: Comedy    Rating: TV-14    CC: Y
Philo Beddoe is a bare-knuckle boxer who travels to his fights with his friend Orville, and Clyde, an orangutan who has a good right hook of his own. In one town, Philo meets an aspiring country western singer named Lynn and falls in love with her. Philo has a problem when Lynn decides to break up with him, and before long, ...has even more problems with a biker gang and a lot of angry lawmen.
Dir: James Fargo    Cast: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis Runtime: 114 mins    Genre: Comedy    Rating: TV-14    CC: Y
Country singer and songwriter Buck Bonham has a solid following in his home state of Texas and in the West, but has not had a hit that would give him national fame. As he and his band are on the road, his wife and son miss him, and Buck is beginning to wonder if he should continue with his musical career or quit. Just as ...Buck finds himself at this crossroad, his guitarist and good friend Garland announces his retirement, and his daughter Lily replaces him in the band. Lily, who has had a crush on Buck since she was a little girl, is now a lovely woman, and an additional consideration for Buck in choosing home or career.
Dir: Jerry Schatzberg    Cast: Willie Nelson, Dyan Cannon, Amy Irving Runtime: 119 mins    Genre: Drama    Rating: TV-14    CC: Y
He never played to an unsold seat. Better known by his given name than anyone else, his voice has been heard by more people than any other performer's. His motion pictures became box office triumphs on the strength of his name alone. His raw talent, which sprang from America's Southern backwoods, changed the course of popular ...music and culture. On the day Elvis Presley died - August 17, 1977 - there was pandemonium outside his Memphis home and around the world. He was only 42, and to millions he was magic. Now producer David L. Wolper uses his camera to probe the mystique of a superstar in This Is Elvis.
Dir: Malcolm Leo    Cast: Elvis Presley, David Scott, Paul Boensch III Runtime: 101 mins    Genre: Documentary    Rating: TV-PG    CC: Y
The events of the three-day Woodstock Music and Art Fair, held near Bethel, New York in August 1969. Musical performances of the participating performers are documented, as well as the reactions of community residents and the 400,000 young people who attended.
Dir: Michael Wadleigh    Cast: Richie Havens, Joan Baez, Joe Cocker Runtime: 184 mins    Genre: Documentary    Rating: TV-MA    CC: Y
Charismatic, big-time Harlem cocaine dealer Youngblood Priest drives expensive cars and plans one last big score to escape his life of violence. When corrupt cops working for the Mob learn of his plan, they try to make Priest a partner rather than arrest him. Now, can Priest outwit the street, the mob, and the cops to win ...his freedom?
Dir: Gordon Parks Jr.    Cast: Ron O'Neal, Carl Lee, Julius Harris Runtime: 96 mins    Genre: Crime    Rating: TV-MA    CC: Y
Unfortunately for Pops, his karate studio is in a section of downtown that is targeted for redevelopment. The Mafia decides to buy his business, and thugs arrive to pressure him into selling, but in the process, they accidentally kill the elderly man. His heartbroken students call on kung-fu expert Black Belt Jones to help ...Pops' daughter Sydney hold onto the building. Sydney is also proficient in martial arts, and the two of them work as a team against the mob.
Dir: Robert Clouse    Cast: Jim Kelly, Gloria Hendry, Scatman Crothers Runtime: 85 mins    Genre: Crime    Rating: TV-14    CC: N
A Turkish poppy field is torched - and a U.S. drug trafficker known as "Mommy" is feeling pretty burned. She phones the local cops she owns and orders a retaliatory strike on an inner-city anti-drug headquarters. Mommy's next call should be to 911. For now she'll have to mess with Cleopatra Jones. Mommy is relentless in ...her vendetta - but Cleo responds with catlike karate stealth. Doodlebug, Pickle, Snake and more of Mommy's offbeat stooges add glide to the story's stride. Their antics, Mommy's chortling sleaziness and Cleo's class shape the power and pizazz of Cleopatra Jones.
Dir: Jack Starrett    Cast: Tamara Dobson, Bernie Casey, Brenda Sykes Runtime: 89 mins    Genre: Crime    Rating: TV-14    CC: Y
Samson is a nightclub owner who does all he can to keep his neighborhood free of drugs and crime. When mobster Johnny Nappa tries to cut in on his territory, Samson uses his martial arts skills and his pet lion to fight back.
Dir: Chuck Bail    Cast: Rockne Tarkington, Connie Strickland, Michael Payne Runtime: 87 mins    Genre: Action    Rating: TV-14    CC: Y
A trumpet player in a radio orchestra falls asleep during a commercial and dreams he's the angel Athanael. The beautiful angel Elizabeth delivers Athanael to the head of heaven's orchestra, where he's told to return to earth and blow his trumpet at midnight, thus marking the end of the world. When he fails his assignment, ...he becomes a fallen angel, and though he's given a second chance, his fellow fallen angels conspire to keep him from completing his mission.
Dir: Raoul Walsh    Cast: Jack Benny, Alexis Smith, Dolores Moran Runtime: 80 mins    Genre: Comedy    Rating: TV-G    CC: Y
The '60s are past, and the Vietnam War they struggled against is long over, but the Popes have been on the run from the FBI for fifteen years, choosing to live as family of fugitives rather than be separated. Now 17-year-old musical prodigy Danny Pope must decide whether to accept a scholarship to Julliard or deny his talent ...to remain with his family, as his mother did for him.
Dir: Sidney Lumet    Cast: Judd Hirsch, Christine Lahti, River Phoenix Runtime: 116 mins    Genre: Drama    Rating: TV-14    CC: Y
In the summer of 1921, unsuccessful vice-presidential candidate Franklin Delano Roosevelt is vacationing with his family at their estate on Campobello Island on the Maine/New Brunswick border. During their stay, the 39-year-old Roosevelt comes down with a fever and sudden paralysis that is eventually diagnosed as polio. ...With the help of his wife, Eleanor, and his close friend and political consultant, Louis Howe, FDR battles his newfound disability.
Dir: Vincent J. Donehue    Cast: Ralph Bellamy, Greer Garson, Hume Cronyn Runtime: 143 mins    Genre: Drama    Rating: TV-G    CC: Y
In the class-obsessed and religiously divided United Kingdom of the early 1920s, two determined young runners train for the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell, a devout Christian born to Scottish missionaries in China, sees running as part of his worship of God's glory and refuses to train or compete on the Sabbath. Harold ...Abrahams overcomes anti-Semitism and class bias, but neglects his beloved sweetheart Sybil in his single-minded quest.
Dir: Hugh Hudson    Cast: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell Runtime: 121 mins    Genre: Drama    Rating: TV-PG    CC: Y
Frankie Dunn is a veteran Los Angeles boxing trainer who keeps almost everyone at arm's length, except his old friend and associate Eddie "Scrap Iron" Dupris. When Maggie Fitzgerald arrives in Frankie's gym seeking his expertise, he is reluctant to train the young woman, a transplant from working-class Missouri. Eventually, ...he relents, and the two form a close bond that will irrevocably change them both.
Dir: Clint Eastwood    Cast: Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman Runtime: 132 mins    Genre: Adaptation    Rating: TV-14    CC: Y
During the Iran hostage crisis, the CIA and Hollywood collaborated in a life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans. Their role in these events was little-known until information was declassified many years later. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. ...Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. In the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are discovered and likely killed, the Canadian and American governments ask the CIA to intervene. The CIA turn to their top "exfiltration" specialist, Tony Mendez, to come up with a plan to move the six Americans safely out of the country.
Dir: Ben Affleck    Cast: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman Runtime: 120 mins    Genre: Action    Rating: TV-MA    CC: N