Watchlist 2017

by fiishman2 | created - 01 Jan 2017 | updated - 27 Dec 2017 | Public

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1. George Takes the Air (1938)

Not Rated | 74 min | Comedy, Musical, War

A case of mistaken identity leads to accident-prone George Brown (George Formby) entering the Royal Air Force and falling in love with the Sergeant Major's daughter.

Director: Anthony Kimmins | Stars: George Formby, Polly Ward, Jack Hobbs, Garry Marsh

Votes: 134

2. Penny Serenade (1941)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Romance

A couple's big dreams give way to a life full of unexpected sadness and unexpected joy.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Beulah Bondi, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 5,702

3. Flatliners (1990)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

Five medical students experiment with "near death" experiences, until the dark consequences of past tragedies begin to jeopardize their lives.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin

Votes: 75,500 | Gross: $61.49M

4. Jail Birds (1940)

73 min | Comedy, Crime

After escaping from prison, two criminals attempt to hide stolen jewels in a loaf of bread. However, it accidentally gets sent to the wrong house leading to their ultimate capture.

Director: Oswald Mitchell | Stars: Albert Burdon, Shaun Glenville, Charles Farrell, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 6

5. Sailors Don't Care (1940)

79 min | Comedy

Boat building father and son join the river patrol service and get caught-up in a spy ring starring Edward Rigby and Tom Gamble.

Director: Oswald Mitchell | Stars: Tom Gamble, Edward Rigby, Jean Gillie, Michael Wilding

Votes: 24

6. Pit of Darkness (1961)

76 min | Crime, Thriller

When Richard Logan, the partner in a safe making firm, is found unconscious, on an old deserted bomb site, he finds that he has no recollection of the last three weeks. Then he discovers ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: William Franklyn, Moira Redmond, Bruno Barnabe, Leonard Sachs

Votes: 111

7. Piccadilly Third Stop (1960)

78 min | Crime, Drama

A Playboy tries to recruit a gang, who include an American who needs cash to satisfy his wife's expensive tastes, and an old time expert cracksman, to rob a foreign embassy's safe, but ... See full summary »

Director: Wolf Rilla | Stars: Terence Morgan, Yôko Tani, John Crawford, Mai Zetterling

Votes: 140

8. Four Days (1951)

55 min | Drama

The bored wife of a business man has an affair with one of his employees.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Hugh McDermott, Kathleen Byron, Peter Reynolds, Gordon McLeod

Votes: 34

9. Booby Trap (1957)

71 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

An absent minded professor invents a pen that will explode on the sound of bells, then leaves it in a taxi.

Director: Henry Cass | Stars: Sydney Tafler, Patti Morgan, Harry Fowler, Tony Quinn

Votes: 67

10. Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)
Episode: Death on the Nile (2004)

TV-14 | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A wealthy British heiress honeymooning on a Nile cruise ship is stalked by a former friend, whose boyfriend she had stolen before making him her new husband.

Director: Andy Wilson | Stars: David Suchet, James Fox, Emma Griffiths Malin, JJ Feild

Votes: 2,448

11. The Girl on the Train (2013)

R | 80 min | Thriller

A chance encounter with a mysterious young woman leads a documentary filmmaker down a very different road than he intended as he works on his latest project.

Director: Larry Brand | Stars: Henry Ian Cusick, Nicki Aycox, Stephen Lang, David Margulies

Votes: 829 | Gross: $9.57M

12. County Hospital (1932)

Approved | 19 min | Short, Comedy

In the hospital with a broken leg Ollie is visited by Stan, who brings him hard-boiled eggs, nuts, and total mayhem.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert, May Wallace

Votes: 1,754

13. Them Thar Hills (1934)

Approved | 20 min | Comedy, Short

Stan and Ollie take a trip into the mountains ('the high multitude') so that Ollie can recover from gout. Bootleggers have dumped their moonshine in the well from which the boys sample ... See full summary »

Director: Charley Rogers | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Charlie Hall

Votes: 1,758

14. Old Dracula (1974)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Horror

A faulty blood transfusion turns Dracula's wife black.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: David Niven, Teresa Graves, Peter Bayliss, Jennie Linden

Votes: 677

15. Island of Terror (1966)

Unrated | 89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An isolated remote island community is threatened by an attack by tentacled silicates which liquefy and digest bone and tissue.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Edward Judd, Carole Gray, Eddie Byrne

Votes: 2,296

16. Tit for Tat (1935)

Approved | 19 min | Comedy, Short, Family

After the events in Them Thar Hills (1934), Stan and Ollie encounter their old nemesis whose grocery shop is next to their home appliances store. Unable to let bygones be bygones, a war breaks out. Will those tit-for-tat battles ever end?

Director: Charley Rogers | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Charlie Hall

Votes: 1,833

17. They Go Boom! (1929)

Passed | 21 min | Comedy, Short

Stanley's attempts to treat Oliver's cold include dropping a swab down his friend's throat, applying a mustard plaster to his rump, and inflating the air mattress from the gas jet until it has Oliver pressed against the ceiling.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlie Hall, Sam Lufkin

Votes: 843

18. Perfect Day (1929)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy

Plans for a nice Sunday picnic seemed doomed even before Stanley and Oliver and their families get into the car. First the boys get into a fight and destroy all the sandwiches. Then the car... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Kay Deslys

Votes: 1,249

19. The Artist (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

89 Metascore

An egomaniacal film star develops a relationship with a young dancer against the backdrop of Hollywood's silent era.

Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell

Votes: 218,273 | Gross: $44.67M

20. 17 Again (2009)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

48 Metascore

Mike O'Donnell is ungrateful for how his life turned out. He gets a chance to rewrite his life when he tried to save a janitor near a bridge and jumped after him into a time vortex.

Director: Burr Steers | Stars: Zac Efron, Matthew Perry, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon

Votes: 168,621 | Gross: $64.17M

21. Frightmare (1974)

R | 88 min | Horror

After escaping a death sentence for her hideous crimes, a seemingly rehabilitated woman settles in an isolated farmhouse with her husband, only to ache, once more, for blood, and a crash-course in surgery. Is, indeed, her old self back?

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Rupert Davies, Sheila Keith, Deborah Fairfax, Paul Greenwood

Votes: 1,838

22. Mindhorn (2016)

TV-MA | 89 min | Comedy

70 Metascore

A has-been actor best known for playing the title character in the 1980s detective series "Mindhorn" must work with the police when a serial killer says that he will only speak with Detective Mindhorn, whom he believes to be a real person.

Director: Sean Foley | Stars: Julian Barratt, Simon Farnaby, Essie Davis, Steve Coogan

Votes: 9,335

23. Bunch of Kunst (2017)

103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

British punk duo Sleaford Mods have been called "the voice of Britain" by their fans, "Britain's angriest band" by the Guardian and "The world's greatest rock 'n' roll band" by Iggy Pop. "... See full summary »

Director: Christine Franz | Stars: Andrew Fearn, Steve Ignorant, Sleaford Mods, Iggy Pop

Votes: 195

24. The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (1971)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy

This early Seventies British comedy takes us through seven short stories based on the Seven Deadly Sins. This film is a montage of different styles, from Spike Milligan's mainly silent "... See full summary »

Director: Graham Stark | Stars: Felicity Devonshire, Bruce Forsyth, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Bernard Bresslaw

Votes: 301

25. Mysterious Island (2005 TV Movie)

172 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

To escape evils of the Civil War, Cyrus removes his small family and random war prisoners by way of hot air balloon. Once landing on an island, the group finds they are surrounded by danger... See full summary »

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Danielle Calvert, Gabrielle Anwar, Patrick Stewart

Votes: 1,809

26. Talk Radio (1988)

R | 110 min | Drama

66 Metascore

A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Eric Bogosian, Ellen Greene, Leslie Hope, John C. McGinley

Votes: 11,694 | Gross: $3.47M

27. Safety Last! (1923)

Not Rated | 70 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

A store clerk organizes a publicity stunt in which a friend climbs the outside of a tall building.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother, Noah Young

Votes: 16,566 | Gross: $0.62M

28. Daydreams (1922)

Not Rated | 23 min | Short, Comedy

A sincere young man leaves his home to win his fortune so he can marry his home town sweetheart.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Renée Adorée, Edward F. Cline, Joe Keaton

Votes: 1,975

29. The Balloonatic (1923)

G | 22 min | Short, Comedy

A hapless amusement park attendant finds his run away balloon ride has left him in a strange predicament.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Phyllis Haver, Babe London

Votes: 2,433

30. The Love Nest (1923)

Unrated | 20 min | Short, Comedy

In an attempt to forget his lost sweetheart, Buster takes a long trip at sea where he boards a whaling ship with a strict captain.

Directors: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline | Stars: Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Virginia Fox, Steve Murphy

Votes: 1,854

31. The Play House (1921)

23 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

After waking up from his wacky dream, a theater stage hand inadvertently causes havoc everywhere he works.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Monte Collins, Virginia Fox

Votes: 3,503

32. My Wife's Relations (1922)

25 min | Short, Comedy

By accident, Buster and an intimidating woman end up married.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Wallace Beery, Monte Collins, Wheezer Dell

Votes: 1,714

33. The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (1930)

Approved | 30 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

It looks like the boys won't need to fish off the end of the pier to feed themselves any longer when Stanley's rich uncle Ebenezer Laurel dies, leaving a large estate. But when he and ... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Frank Austin, Stanley Blystone

Votes: 1,302

34. Berth Marks (1929)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy

Big-time (so they think) vaudeville stars Stanley and Oliver take the train to Pottsville, their next booking. On board, they bumble into the wrong sleeping compartment, startling a ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Sammy Brooks

Votes: 1,033

35. His Prehistoric Past (1914)

Not Rated | 22 min | Short, Comedy

Charlie dreams he is in the stone age. There King Low-Brow rules a harem of wives. Charlie, in skins and a bowler, falls in love with the king's favorite wife, Sum-Babee. During a hunting ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, May Wallace, Gene Marsh

Votes: 673

36. The Electric House (1922)

TV-G | 23 min | Short, Comedy

After being mistakenly certified as an electrical engineer, Buster is hired to wire a house.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Keaton, Louise Keaton

Votes: 2,196

37. Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (1987)

160 min | Documentary, Biography

A series about the life, career and works of the movie comedy genius.

Stars: Lindsay Anderson, Charles Lamont, William R. Cox, Loyal T. Lucas

Votes: 453

38. Salute John Citizen (1942)

96 min | Drama, War

Bunting (Edward Rigby) is sacked in 1938 but when war breaks out in 1939 he is reinstated and also becomes an air raid warden. His two sons enlist in the war, leaving Bunting and his wife looking after their baby grandson.

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Edward Rigby, Mabel Constanduros, Jimmy Hanley, Eric Micklewood

Votes: 20

39. Sailor Beware! (1955 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

Sailor Beware. is a 1956 British romantic comedy film directed by Gordon Parry. It was released as Panic in the Parlor in the United States. The film is an adaptation of the successful ... See full summary »

Stars: Jean Burgess, Richard Coleman, James Copeland, Sheila Shand Gibbs

Votes: 6

40. Holiday Camp (1947)

Approved | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

The Huggett family go to a holiday camp, and get involved in crooked card players, a murderer on the run, and a pregnant young girl and her boyfriend missing from home.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Flora Robson, Dennis Price, Jack Warner, Hazel Court

Votes: 391

41. The Death of Stalin (2017)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, History

88 Metascore

Moscow, 1953. After being in power for nearly 30 years, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin takes ill and quickly dies. Now the members of the Council of Ministers scramble for power.

Director: Armando Iannucci | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor, Andrea Riseborough

Votes: 65,313 | Gross: $8.04M

42. Coney Island (1917)

TV-G | 25 min | Short, Comedy

Roscoe tries to dump his wife so he can enjoy the beach attractions. Buster arrives with Alice who is taken away from him by Al who loses her to Roscoe. Bathing beauties and Keystone Kops abound.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Joe Bordeaux, Jimmy Bryant

Votes: 1,357

43. Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

Passed | 124 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A suave but cynical man supports his family by marrying and murdering rich women for their money, but the job has some occupational hazards.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan, Robert Lewis

Votes: 14,294 | Gross: $0.33M

44. The Ghost Goes West (1935)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A haunted Scottish castle is dismantled and transported to Florida, bringing the family ghost along with it.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Robert Donat, Jean Parker, Eugene Pallette, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 1,562

45. Time Flies (1944)

88 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

A minor music hall star uses a professor's time machine to travel back to the Elizabethan era.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Tommy Handley, Evelyn Dall, George Moon, Felix Aylmer

Votes: 76

46. The Ghosts of Berkeley Square (1947)

85 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Ghosts are condemned to haunt a house until it is visited by a reigning monarch,

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Robert Morley, Felix Aylmer, Yvonne Arnaud, Claude Hulbert

Votes: 228

48. Kill Keith (2011)

93 min | Comedy, Horror

Kill Keith: Volume 1. Keith 'Cheggers' Chegwin is a household name and has been at the top of his game for nearly 40 years. He's an all round entertainer and has lived with us via our TV ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Thompson | Stars: Marc Pickering, Susannah Fielding, David Easter, Simon Phillips

Votes: 261