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    The Little Mermaid

    The Little Mermaid

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    Released 1989
    The Little Mermaid is a charming animated feature film that follows inquisitive young Princess Ariel (Jodi Benson) as she comes of age despite the best efforts of her father, King Triton (Kenneth Mars). Ariel, along with her best friend Flounder, spots a ship out on the seas celebrating the birthday of the human Prince Eric. Ariel sees and immediately falls in love with Eric who nearly drowns after King Triton causes a storm out of anger at his daughter's absence at her singing debut. Sebastian (Samuel E. Wright), the royal maestro and advisor to the king, is tasked with following the princess and ensuring she stays out of trouble. He has his hands full with Ariel, who foolishly seeks the help of the Sea Witch, Ursula (Pat Carroll), whose delusions of grandeur are topped only by her desire to see King Triton fall. This 1989 Disney classic is a timeless tale full of action, adventure and life lessons that is sure to captivate the imagination and warm the heart.moreless
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    The Goonies

    The Goonies

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    Released 1985
    The Goonies are gang of close friends whose houses are about to be foreclosed. The story follows the group of young friends who find an old map in their attic supposedly leading to the treasure of One-Eyed Willie, a pirate. The map leads them to an abandoned restaurant that is being used as a hideout for the Fratellis, a criminal family. The Goonies escape from the Fratellis into an underground cave hidden under the restaurant, however one member, Chunk, is captured by the Fratellis. The Goonies go through the caves escaping traps set by One-Eyed Willie and looking for treasure. The eventually stumble upon Willie's pirate ship, The Inferno, and all of the treasure. While leaving the ship The Goonies are confronted and captured by the Fratellies. The Goonies are saved by the arrival of Chunk and his new friend, the Fratellis' deformed member Sloth.moreless
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    Annie: Special Anniversary Edition

    Annie: Special Anniversary Edition

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    Released 1982
    Annie is a musical film directed by John Huston adapted from the stage music of the same name and the Little Orphan Annie comic strip by Harold Gray that centers on Annie (Aileen Quinn), a young orphan living in the Hudson Street Orphanage in New York City who has hope that some day her parents would return to get her. Known for her never-ending optimism and her knack for constantly running away, Annie finds herself rebelling against the drunken tyrant Miss Hannigan (Carol Burnett), the orphanage's caretaker. Much to Miss Hannigan's dismay, it seems Annie and her newfound dog Sandy are taken into the home of billionaire Oliver Warbucks (Albert Finney), thanks to his need for a public image boost and the compassion of Miss Grace Farrell (Ann Reinking). As Annie is exposed to a world full of possibilities, Miss Hannigan conspires with her con-artist brother Rooster (Tim Curry) and his girlfriend Lily St. Regis (Bernadette Peters) to get Warbucks's reward for Annie's parents to return.moreless
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    National Lampoon's Vacation

    National Lampoon's Vacation

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    Released 1983
    Clark Griswold is a food additives researcher and suburban family man. Eager to bond with his beautiful wife, Ellen Griswold, and his moody kids, Russel Griswold and Audrey Griswold, he packs up and drags the family out on a cross-country road trip to explore everything in the United States from Chicago, Illinois to Wally World in Los Angeles, California. Since this is a National Lampoon film and thus a comedy, it is to be expected that things do not turn out at all as Clark had expected them to. Follow the Griswolds on their epic west-bound adventure across the United States of America, as they deal with everything from a crappy rental car, to a disastrous skinny dipping experience, to some wacky relatives.moreless
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    The Princess Bride

    The Princess Bride

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    Released 1987
    The main narrative of the movie is told as a story from a grandfather to his sick grandson, and the two frame the movie and interrupt during various scenes. The grandfather's story focuses on Buttercup, a young woman who falls in love with her farmhand, Westley, who answers her every demand with, "As you wish." When Westley leaves Buttercup's farm to search for money so that they can get married, he is attacked by the Dread Pirate Roberts and is believed to be dead. Although Buttercup does not get over her true love's death, she agrees to marry Prince Humperdinck but is kidnapped before the wedding by the Sicilian Vizzini, who is known for saying "Inconceivable!" to everything, the rather large Fezzik, and Inigo Montoya, who is searching for the man who killed his father so he can say, "Hello, My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." When Westley returns as the new Dread Pirate Roberts to save his love from her captors, the two must escape rodents of unusual size, a prince with an eye toward murder, and even death itself.moreless
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    Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

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    Released 1985
    Marty McFly is a rebellious teen who befriends the local eccentric scientist Dr. Emmett Brown, constantly at his heels and lending his hand with the doctor's experiments. One night, he meets the 'Doc' at a secluded mall to test his latest invention: a time machine fashioned out of a DeLorean. Before you can say, 'Great Scott', the Doc has been murdered by the Libyan terrorists he cheated out of some Plutonium which he needed to power the device. Marty escapes in the time machine to the year 1955, where he accidentally bumps into his parents, effectively changing history so that his mother is now infatuated with him! If Marty doesn't want to evaporate from existence, he must now get his parents to fall in love so that he may be created one day and then get back to the future!moreless
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    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

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    Released 1982
    Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore and Robert MacNaughton star in the unforgettable story of a lost alien and the 10-year-old boy who helps him find his way home. Digitally remastered for optimal picture and sound, this astounding story is sure to thrill viewers of all ages again with its timeless message of trust, courage, and the overwhelming power of friendship.moreless
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    The Shining

    The Shining

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    Released 1980
    The Shining is the 1980 epic horror film directed by the legendary Stanley Kubrick from the bestselling novel by horror king Stephen King. Produced under lavish conditions, the film stars Jack Nicholson (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Chinatown) as Jack Torrance, a troubled, former schoolteacher/alcoholic writer who has just secured a job taking care of the labyrinthine Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies for the winter, who brings his family along to accompany him on the journey, which is made up of his wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and son Danny. But upon arriving at the breathtaking place, he is informed of its decidedly checkered past, capped by the mental breakdown and murder spree of its previous caretaker. Jack takes the news in stride and vows to do his best with the task with which he's been charged. But with the onset of the winter, so comes the onset of strange supernatural activity within the hotel's walls. To make matters worse, Jack's son Danny possesses a rather unique gift ' that of precognition or 'shining' ' which gets the guests into some of the most terrifying situations in film history.moreless
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    Batman

    Batman

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    Released 1989
    The film deals with the origin of Batman's signature villain, the Joker. Jack Napier is the second in command of crime boss Carl Grissom sent to rob a chemical plant. The police are tipped off and show up to confront the criminal. A shootout begins as Batman arrives on the scene and in a strange twist of fate, causes Napier to fall into a vat of chemicals. Thought to be dead, Napier soon emerges from the chemicals horribly disfigured to look like a clown, driven insane, and calling himself the Joker. As the Joker, Napier takes over Grissom's mob and terrorizes Gotham City with deadly laughing gas. While Batman is attempting to foil the Joker's evil plans.moreless
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    Caddyshack

    Caddyshack

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    Released 1980
    Caddyshack is the Snobs vs. Slobs story of Danny Noonan (Michael O'Keefe), Ty Webb (Chevy Chase), Carl Spackler (Bill Murray), Lacey Underall (Cindy Morgan), and the rest of Bushwood Country Club's employees and members. Released in 1980, Caddyshack was Harold Ramis' first directing effort. Over the years, it has become the standard for ensemble comedies, aging perfectly and remaining one of the worldâ's most quoted films. Danny Noonan is the oldest child in a large, poor family. There's no way his parents can pay for college, they only way he can go is if he can convince the club's most prominent (and snobby) member, Judge Smails (Ted Knight), to give him the Caddy Scholarship. To that end, Danny crosses over into the world of the snobs, turning his back on his girlfriend, Maggie, and hooking up with rich girl Lacey Underall in the process. In the meantime, new member and total slob, Al Czervik (Rodney Dangerfield) challenges Judge Smails to a game of golf for control of the club. Will Danny forget his slob roots and fight for the snobs?moreless
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    Red Scorpion

    Red Scorpion

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    Released 1989
    Dolph Lundgren is Nikolai - a killing machine - a deadly, highly skilled agent for the Russian army whose brutal efficiency and single minded determination to serve the motherland leaves behind a trail of battered bodies and bloodied enemies.moreless
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    A Fish Called Wanda

    A Fish Called Wanda

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    Released 1988
    A Fish Called Wanda is 1998 comedy caper film starring John Cleese, Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Michael Palin. The film follows a planned jewel heist by gangster George Thomason (Tom Georgeson) and his number-one man, Ken Pile (Palin). They hire a con artist named Wanda (Curtis) and a weapons man named Otto (Kline). The robbery goes off without a hitch, or so they think. They are seen at the scene of the crime by an old woman walking her dogs. Wanda and Otto double cross their benefactors and send George to prison. Wanda seduces George's lawyer and unhappy husband, Archie Leach (John Cleese) in order to discover the location of the stolen jewels. George discovers Wanda and Archie's affair in the courtroom and causes a brawl ending with the courtroom being evacuated by all attendants. While this is going on Otto tortures Ken to discover the loaction of the diamonds for himself. After a few more unexpected double crosses, the diamonds are found by Wanda and Otto but more double crosses are still to come. The film received critical acclaim, including earning Kevin Kline an Academy Award for best supporting actor.moreless
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    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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    Released 1982
    When the U.S.S. Reliant is looking for a lifeless planet to test the Genesis project torpedo, Commander Chekov and Captain Clark Terrell beam down and find strange storage containers. They find that they contain refugees from the Eugenics Wars of 1990s Earth, and the genetically engineered superhuman villain - Khan. Khan blames Kirk for the death of his wife, and hijacks the Reliant and steals the Genesis Device, he vows to get revenge on Kirk.moreless
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    Three Amigos!

    Three Amigos!

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    Released 1986
    Three Amigos! is a 1986 musical comedy written by Steve Martin, Lorne Michaels, and Randy Newman and directed by John Landis. The film stars Steve Martin as Lucky Day, Chevy Chase as Dusty Bottoms, and Martin Short as Ned Nederlander, three silent movie heroes who find themselves jobless after demanding a pay raise. Meanwhile, in the small Mexican village of San Poco, a young woman named Carmen (Patrice Martinez) sees the three in a movie and assumes they are real cowboy heroes. She sends a telegram beseeching them to help save her tormented townspeople from the evil El Guapo (Alfonso Arau) and his thugs. The trio receives the message but misinterpret it as a job offer, acting with El Guapo. They head to Mexico and perform a movie stunt that confounds El Guapo's thugs who ride off. This makes the townspeople believe the Three Amigos won. El Guapo comes to town to confront the trio, but they admit to their fear and as El Guapo runs roughshod over the town and kidnaps Carmen, the three amigos leave in disgrace.moreless
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    Teen Wolf Too

    Teen Wolf Too

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    Released 1987
    Teen Wolf Too is a 1987 comedy written by Tim King and directed by Christopher Leitch. It is a sequel of the 1985 film, Teen Wolf. Todd Howard (Jason Bateman) is the cousin of the teenage werewolf played by Micheal J. Wolf in the original. Todd shares is cousin's unusual genetic traits and is also a werewolf. Todd is in college and on the school's boxing team. He was recruited and given a full scholarship because of his family's history, werewolves have their advantages playing sports. However, thus far Todd has not manifested as a werewolf, sometimes it skips a generation. With the team's season in the tank, and his college career on the line, Todd worries that he is the family exception. When Todd finally becomes a werewolf, the effects are shocking. He is not prepared for the publicity of his newly found athleticism and fame. He then must relearn humility and how to live as a werewolf.moreless
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    All the Right Moves

    All the Right Moves

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    Released 1983
    All the Right Moves is an American film released in 1983. In it, Stef Djordjevic (Tom Cruise) is a high school football player looking to earn a college scholarship and find a way out of the decaying Pennsylvania town in which he lives. The only thing he loves other than playing football is his girlfriend, Lisa Lietzke (Lea Thompson). When Stef commits a crucial blunder in the most important game of the year, he is ripped into by his coach, Nickerson (Craig T. Nelson). When Stef stands up for himself and tells off Nickerson, the coach throws him off the team. Fans angry about losing the big game end up vandalizing Nickerson's home. Though Stef was merely present at the scene, he is seen by Nickerson and blamed for it. From there, Stef's life descends into hell as Nickerson begins telling colleges that Stef is a bad kid and doesn't deserve a scholarship. Stef's only option is to confront Nickerson and try to find a way to get back into his good graces before he is stuck in his hometown forever.moreless
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    The Witches of Eastwick

    The Witches of Eastwick

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    Released 1987
    The Witches of Eastwick is a 1987 black supernatural comedy from director George Miller (Mad Max, Babe II: Pig in the City, Twilight Zone: The Movie) and based on the novel by John Updike. Set in a picturesque, anonymous town, Cher (Moonstruck, Mermaids), Susan Sarandon (Thelma and Louise, The Rocky Horror Picture Show) and Michelle Pfieffer (The Fabulous Baker Boys, Married to the Mob, Wolf, Batman Returns) are the three bored women who, one night, accidentally bring about the appearance of the lusty, charismatic Daryl Van Horne (Jack Nicholson, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Last Detail, Little Shop of Horrors, As Good As It Gets, Chinatown, About Schmidt, The Departed), who seduces the three before introducing them into a wild, strange world of sex and powerful magic, which ends up having very bad consequences. Terrific performances from all four leads, not to mention Veronica Cartwright as the only woman in Eastwick who suspects something sinister is afoot, and beautifully memorable photography all combine to deliver a brilliantly adult, classy two hours of entertainment.moreless
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    The Curse of King Tut's Tomb

    The Curse of King Tut's Tomb

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    Released 1980
    Mysterious events occur soon after an archaeologist discovers the Egyptian ruler's burial site, leading some observers to take an ancient curse seriously. Starring Raymond Burr and Eva Marie Saint.
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    My Best Friend Is a Vampire

    My Best Friend Is a Vampire

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    Released 1988
    My Best Friend Is a Vampire is a 1987 horror/comedy film directed by Jimmy Huston. Awkward teenager Jeremy Capello (Robert Sean Leonard) keeps having strange, sexual dreams about a beautiful woman named Nora (Cecilia Peck), and he is shocked when he actually meets her. When Nora invites him into her bedroom, Jeremy cannot resist the urge to take her offer. However, two men, Leopold McCarthy (David Warner) and Grimstyke (Paul Willson), ambush them as they are getting intimate, causing Jeremy to flee. Jeremy, who was bitten by Nora during their encounter, discovers the next day that he is allergic to sunlight and garlic. He also has a newfound urge to taste human blood. A mysterious man named Modoc (Rene Auberjonois) soon appears and informs Jeremy that Nora's bite has turned him into a vampire. As Jeremy tries to cope with his transformation from average teen to bloodsucker, the vampire hunters who killed Nora are determined to slay him.moreless
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    Burglar

    Burglar

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    Released 1987
    Burglar is a 1987 crime caper starring Whoopi Goldberg as a semi-retired jewel thief who must clear her name of murder. Bernice Rhodenbarr (Whoopi Goldberg) runs a quiet bookstore in San Francisco that she funded originally as a "cat burglar." Bernice has no interest in returning to a life of crime, but a greedy cop, Ray Kirschman (G.W. Bailey), blackmails her into taking one small job. Otherwise, he will submit evidence he held back from one of her past arrests. When out on the job, Bernice discovers a dead body and she leaves the scene, but police find evidence linking Bernice to the crime scene. Bernice has to solve the murder with only a befuddled dog groomer, Carl (Bobcat Goldthwait), and a hopeless drunk, Frankie (Elizabeth Ruscio) for help. Bernice dons a variety of disguises to stay ahead of the police detectives Nyswander (John Goodman) and Todras (Anne DeSalvo) following her trail.moreless
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