Starting with the letter 'A'


Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953) (2/4) MPAA rating NR 
While loading a rocket ship, the boys accidentally launch themselves to what they think is Mars but is really Mardi Gras in New Orleans. They then move on to Venus which is populated only by beautiful women. (Real beauty pageant contestants.) Dopey...
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) (4/4) MPAA rating NR 
Arguably, if you cared enough to argue, the best Abbot and Costello movie. Two truck drivers deliver crates containing Frankenstein and Dracula to a house of horrors. Needing the brain of a dimwit to reenergize Frankenstein, Dracula abducts one of th...
Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951) (2.5/4) MPAA rating NR 
A boxer accused of murder hires the two private detectives to clear him. While waiting, he injects himself with invisible serum and thus assists Lou when he enters a prize fight. Silly....
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955) (2.5/4) MPAA rating NR 
While stuck in Egypt, the boys acquire a medallion that both a group of crooks and a mummy cult want. Very funny....
Abominable Dr. Phibes, The (1971) (1/4) MPAA rating PG 
Doctors are being murdered in a bizarre manner: bats, bees, killer frog masks, etc., which represent the nine Biblical plagues. The crimes are orchestrated by a demented organ player with the help of his mute assistant. The detective is stumped until...
Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas, The (1957) (3.5/4) MPAA rating NR 
A group of scientists set out to find the Yeti but discover on the journey they have conflicting aims. Very well done, some scary moments, interesting ending. One of the better monster movies....
Abyss, The (1989) (3/4) MPAA rating PG-13 
During the Cold War, an American sub is sunk by what the government believes is a Soviet Sub. Civilian divers from a nearby oil rig are enlisted to save the crew, weather conditions, deteriorate, WWIII threatens and it turns out it wasn't the Russian...
Addams Family Values (1993) (3/4) MPAA rating PG-13 
There's a new baby in the Addams family which brings a nanny and the banishment of Wednesday and Pugsley to camp. The nanny marries Uncle Fester for his money and Wednesday and Pugsley must escape camp to warn Fester....
Addams Family, The (1991) (3/4) MPAA rating PG-13 
After 25 years, the long lost Uncle Fester turns up. But is he really Uncle Fester? Wednesday and the Thing don't think so. Spooky and funny....
Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The (1989) (3.5/4) MPAA rating PG 
Seventeen century Baron Munchausen is the hero of his own many preposterous fantasies. He starts and ends a war, flies to the moon, gets eaten by a sea monster and on and on. It's eye-catching but was a huge flop at the time. George Harrison talked...
Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, The (1984) (3/4) MPAA rating PG 
Comic book hero, rock star, neurosurgeon Buckaroo Banzai and his merry band of rock and rollers must stop the inhabitants of the eight dimension attempting to take over this dimension. Instant cult favorite. Very clever....
Airplane! (1980) (3.5/4) MPAA rating PG 
The best airplane disaster movie turns out to be this spoof of all of them. Flight crew comes down with food poisoning and the only person who can fly the plane is a psychologically damaged pilot who is afraid to fly. The movie has to be seen sever...
Alien (1979) (4/4) MPAA rating R 
Deep in outer space, a beat up space freighter is ordered to land on a deserted planet and investigate a distress call. Terror builds as an alien is discovered on the ship and begins killing the crew. This is about as perfect as a movie can be. You...
Alien 3 (1992) (2/4) MPAA rating R 
Picking up where the second movie left off, the escape pod crashes on a prison planet with Ripley the only survivor. The pod was carrying an alien and the prison population is being picked off. Ripley rises to the occasion again. Good movie; shocki...
Alien: Resurrection (1997) (3.5/4) MPAA rating R 
Two hundred years after she died on the prison colony, Ripley is cloned in an attempt to retrieve the queen alien from her body. Once again the aliens escapes, this time smarter and Ripley must continue the battle. Only good if you pretend it's not i...
Aliens (1986) (4/4) MPAA rating R 
After escaping the alien, Ripley is discovered by a salvage ship fifty years later. The alien's planet has been colonized but all contact has been lost and Ripley and some marines are sent to investigate. Possibly better than the original....
Altered States (1980) (3/4) MPAA rating R 
A researcher physically devolves after experimenting with hallucinogens and a sensory deprivation tank....
Amazing Colossal Man, The (1957) (2/4) MPAA rating NR 
An Army colonel grows uncontrollably after being exposed to a plutonium bomb blast. His brain and heart don't keep pace with the growth and he becomes insane and runs amuck in Las Vegas, all fifty feet of him....
Amazing Transparent Man, The (1959) (1/4) MPAA rating NR 
Paul Krenner, an ex-major with delusions of grandeur, has forced scientist Peter Ulof to develop a radiation-based technique to turn men invisible, with which process he plans to create an invisible army to sell to the highest bidder. He busts safecr...
American Nightmare, The (2000) (3.5/4) MPAA rating NR 
Documentary about the subtext of the horror films of the Vietnam era. Interviews with Carpenter, Craven, Romero, etc....
American Psycho (2000) (2.5/4) MPAA rating R 
Patrick Bateman is a homicidal maniac working on the New York stock exchange. His reasons for killing are debatable, such as extreme envy of fellow co-workers, material obsession, pure hatred or simply no other reason than complete insanity. His luna...
American Werewolf in London, An (1981) (3/4) MPAA rating R 
Two American students in England are attacked by a werewolf while hiking in the moors. One is killed and you know what happens to the other one. Good blend of comedy and horror. Great song. Ah wooooo!...
American Werewolf in Paris , An (1997) (2.5/4) MPAA rating R 
The daughter of the werewolf from AWIL is alive and living in Paris where her mother (from the first film) and stepfather are trying to overcome her lycanthropic disease. A trio of American tourists on a thrill seeking trip around Europe manage to st...
Amityville Horror, The (1979) (2/4) MPAA rating R 
Based on a true story that was claimed by writer Jay Anson, The Amityville Horror is about a large house on the coast of Long Island where newly weds George and Kathy Lutz and their three children move into the house that they hope will be their drea...
Andromeda Strain, The (1971) (4/4) MPAA rating G 
A U.S. Army satellite (Scoop VII) falls to earth near Piedmont, New Mexico. The recovery team experiences difficulties as it becomes clear that the satellite has performed its intended function all too well, and has brought back something from space....
Angels in the Outfield (1994) (0.5/4) MPAA rating PG 
Roger who has lost his mother is living separated from his father. As he and his friend J.P. are one of the biggest fans of the Los Angeles baseball team he has got only two dreams: Living together with a real family and let LA win the championship....
Angry Red Planet, The (1959) (2.5/4) MPAA rating NR 
A rocket ship returns from Mars. Contact was lost since the ship arrived on Mars. Now the crew does not answer any radio messages from mission control. The people from mission control try to land the rocket ship by remote control and investigate what...
Antz (1998) (3.5/4) MPAA rating PG 
Z the worker-ant (voice of Woody Allen) strives to reconcile his own individuality with the communal work-ethic of the ant colony. Falling in love with the ant-Princess Bala (voice of Sharon Stone), Z strives to make social inroads, and then ultimate...
Apt Pupil (1998) (3/4) MPAA rating R 
Neighborhood boy Todd Bowden (Renfro) discovers that an old man living on his block named Arthur Denker (Mackellan) is Nazi war criminal. Bowden confronts Denker and offers him a deal: Bowden will not go to the authorities if Denker tells him stories...
Arachnophobia (1990) (3/4) MPAA rating PG-13 
A strange spider from the depths of a jungle is accidentally transported back to the good old US of A. Through numerous coincidences and accidents, it finds a home in the Doctor's new home (well in the barn). After mating with a local spider, thousan...
Armageddon (1998) (2.5/4) MPAA rating PG-13 
After New York City is damaged by hundreds of small meteorites, NASA discovers an asteroid the size of Texas is on a collision course with Earth. They recruit the best deep core driller in the world, Harry Stamper, to train astronauts who will go to...
Army of Darkness (1992) (3.5/4) MPAA rating R 
A sword and sandals horror comedy. Ash finds himself in medieval Europe (?) doing battle with the Deadites and his evil double. Not to be missed....
Around the World Under the Sea (1966) (2.5/4) MPAA rating NR 
A crack scientific team is sent on a global undersea mission to test a new earthquake-prevention device in this exciting sci-fi adventure....
Arrival, The (1996) (3/4) MPAA rating PG-13 
Zane Ziminski is an astrophysicist who receives a message that seems to have extraterrestrial origins. Eerily soon after his discovery, Zane is fired. He then embarks on a search to determine the origins of the transmission that leads him into a Hitc...
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) (3.5/4) MPAA rating NR 
Mortimer Bruster is a newspaperman and author known for his diatribes against marriage. We watch him being married at city hall in the opening scene. Now all that is required is a quick trip home to tell Mortimer's two maiden aunts. While trying to b...
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001) (3.5/4) MPAA rating PG-13 
In the not-so-far future the polar ice caps have melted and the resulting raise of the ocean waters has drowned all the coastal cities of the world. Withdrawn to the interior of the continents, the human race keeps advancing, reaching to the point of...
Assault on a Queen (1966) (2/4) MPAA rating NR 
A group of adventurers re-float a WWII German submarine and prepare to use it to pull a very large heist; The Queen Mary which they plan to rob on the high seas. Considering the fact that the screenplay was written by Rod Serling (Twilight Zone),...
Astro-Zombies, The (1967) (2/4) MPAA rating G 
After being fired from the Space Agency, the disgruntled (not to mention crazy) Dr. DeMarco creates an Astroman from a criminal's dead body. However, he loses control of his creation, which goes on a killing spree, attracting the attention of an inte...
Astronaut's Wife, The (1999) (3/4) MPAA rating R 
Astronaut Spencer Armacoust was on a mission when he suddenly lost contact. When he got home, to friends he was the same, but to his wife he was different. She becomes pregnant, but as time progresses she begins to feel like the lives inside of her a...
Atlantis, the Lost Continent (1961) (3/4) MPAA rating NR 
A Greek Fisherman brings an Atlantean Princess back to her homeland which is the mythical city of Atlantis. He is enslaved for his trouble. The King is being manipulated by an evil sorcerer who is bent on using a natural resource of Atlantis to take...
Atomic Submarine, The (1959) (2.5/4) MPAA rating NR 
In the far and distant future of 1968, many ships and planes are crossing the North pole to transport passengers and cargo. However lately more than eight ships and seven submarines have vanished mysteriously. The Tigershark is sent out to investigat...
Attack of the 50 Foot Monster Mania (1999) (3.5/4) MPAA rating NR 
Second in the Monster Mania series, celebrating giant monsters; from King Kong to Godzilla, and everything in between....
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) (1.5/4) MPAA rating NR 
After an encounter with aliens, a wealthy women grows to, surprise, 50 feet tall. With her new found size she decides to get revenge on her husband and others that annoyed her....
Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) (2/4) MPAA rating NR 
Scientists researching nuclear fallout are missing. Rescue party encounters terrifying rock slides and sink holes and they realize the island is shrinking. Things get worse as they are attacked by giant mutant crabs. Good example of the "what have...
Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959) (1/4) MPAA rating NR 
After local-moonshine swilling trapper Lem Sawyer (George Cisar) sees a giant creature, people start disappearing. While searching for illegal traps Steve Benton (Ken Clark) and Nan Greyson, his girl-friend (Jan Shepard) find Lem dying with giant suc...
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978) (0.5/4) MPAA rating PG 
After a wave of reports of mysterious attacks involving people and pets being eaten by the traditionally docile fruit, a special government task force is set up to investigate the violent veggies and put a stop to their murderous spree. Included in t...
Attack of the Puppet People (1958) (2/4) MPAA rating NR 
Deranged doll-maker Mr. Franz is deathly afraid of being left alone, so he creates a machine that can shrink humans down to only a few inches tall. He soon accumulates a troupe of shrunken prisoners whom he forces to perform for him and keep him comp...
Audrey Rose (1977) (2.5/4) MPAA rating PG 
Audrey Rose is a "thinking man's" horror film, which in a way is unfortunate, since it tended to be ignored amidst the many spell-it-all-out scarefests of the late 1970s. Marsha Mason and John Beck play Janice and Bill Templeton, a happily married co...
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) (3.5/4) MPAA rating PG-13 
In 1969, after burning most of his henchmen, Dr. Evil sets a trap for Austin Powers, but freezes himself so Austin won't catch him. Austin then volunteers to be frozen in case Dr. Evil shows up again. 30 years later, Dr. Evil wakes up in Nevada and s...
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) (4/4) MPAA rating PG-13 
Dr. Evil returns from space just as British spy Austin Powers learns on his honeymoon that his wife is a fembot in Evil's control. Back on the singles scene, Powers discovers he's impotent because Evil has used a time machine to return to the late 60...
AVP: Alien Vs. Predator (2004) (2/4) MPAA rating PG-13 
An expedition of archaeologists on Earth discover an Aztec temple hidden under the Antarctic circle, housing a host of Alien creatures. A group of coming-of-age Predators have also come to the temple, as it has long been a training ground for their r...