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The Blues Brothers(1980)

R
| 2h 13min | Music, Comedy, Action, Crime
3.9/5 (with 1,876 votes)

Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts his old band back together to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.

Public Enemies(2009)

R
| 2h 20min | Action, Crime
3.3/5 (with 1,993 votes)

Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, Hoover makes Dillinger his first Public Enemy Number One and assigns his top agent, Melvin Purvis, the task of bringing him in dead or alive.

Major League(1989)

R
| 1h 47min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 323 votes)

When Rachel Phelps inherits the Cleveland Indians from her deceased husband, she's determined to move the team to a warmer climate—but only a losing season will make that possible, which should be easy given the misfits she's hired. Rachel is sure her dream will come true, but she underestimates their will to succeed.

The Amityville Horror(2005)

R
| 1h 30min | Horror
3.1/5 (with 964 votes)

This hair-raising remake of the 1979 horror hit depicts the ordeal of the Lutz clan, whose new home has a gory past and a legacy of demons. Before long, the family patriarch is plagued by nightmares and his daughter is seeing phantoms.

Chain Reaction(1996)

PG-13
| 1h 47min | Science Fiction, Action, Drama, Thriller
2.8/5 (with 442 votes)

Two researchers in a green alternative energy project forced on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.

A Simple Plan(1998)

R
| 2h 1min | Crime, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 366 votes)

Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain the money while avoiding detection opens a Pandora's box when the fear of getting caught triggers panicked behavior and leads to virulent consequences.

Back to School(1986)

PG-13
| 1h 36min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 183 votes)

Self-made millionaire Thornton Melon decides to get a better education and enrolls at his son Jason's college. While Jason tries to fit in with his fellow students, Thornton struggles to gain his son's respect, giving way to hilarious antics.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon(2011)

PG-13
| 2h 34min | Action, Science Fiction, Adventure
3.1/5 (with 3,746 votes)

The Autobots continue to work for NEST, now no longer in secret. But after discovering a strange artifact during a mission in Chernobyl, it becomes apparent to Optimus Prime that the United States government has been less than forthright with them.

The Straight Story(1999)

G
| 1h 52min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 637 votes)

A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in Wisconsin, while Alvin is stuck in Iowa with no car and no driver's license. Then he hits on the idea of making the trip on his old lawnmower, thus beginning a picturesque and at times deeply spiritual odyssey.

Stroszek(1977)

1h 47min | Drama, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 99 votes)

Bruno Stroszek is released from prison and warned to stop drinking. He has few skills and fewer expectations: with a glockenspiel and an accordion, he ekes out a living as a street musician. He befriends Eva, a prostitute down on her luck and they join his neighbor, Scheitz, an elderly eccentric, when he leaves Germany to live in Wisconsin.

Dahmer(2002)

R
| 1h 41min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
2.7/5 (with 124 votes)

On February 15, 1992 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jeffrey Dahmer, one of the world's most infamous serial killers, was convicted of 15 counts of murder and sentenced to 937 years in federal prison. This movie is based on events from his life.

Super Size Me(2004)

PG-13
| 1h 40min | Documentary
3.4/5 (with 727 votes)

Morgan Spurlock subjects himself to a diet based only on McDonald's fast food three times a day for thirty days without exercising to try to prove why so many Americans are fat or obese. He submits himself to a complete check-up by three doctors, comparing his weight along the way, resulting in a scary conclusion.

Directed by Morgan Spurlock - With Morgan Spurlock
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I Love Trouble(1994)

PG
| 2h 3min | Romance / Love, Comedy
2.8/5 (with 91 votes)

Rival Chicago reporters Sabrina Peterson and Peter Brackett join forces to uncover a train wreck conspiracy.

The Last Kiss(2006)

R
| 1h 55min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.0/5 (with 163 votes)

Michael has a great job, has his 4 best friends, and is in love with a beautiful girl at 30. He loves Jenna but his life seems predictable until someone else enters his life. It seems that everybody's having relationship problems.

The Hindenburg(1975)

2h 5min | History, Thriller, Drama
3.2/5 (with 50 votes)

In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former hero pilot now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great Hindenburg airship as its chief of security. As he races against the clock to uncover a possible saboteur aboard the doomed zeppelin he finds that any of the passengers and crew could be the culprit.

Novocaine(2001)

R
| 1h 35min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 59 votes)

A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs.

Mr. 3000(2004)

PG-13
| 1h 44min | Comedy, Drama
2.7/5 (with 73 votes)

Aging baseball star who goes by the nickname, Mr. 3000, finds out many years after retirement that he didn't quite reach 3,000 hits. Now at age 47 he's back to try and reach that goal.

The Giant Spider Invasion(1975)

PG
| 1h 24min | Horror, Science Fiction
2.0/5 (with 30 votes)

A black hole hits North Wisconsin and opens a door to other dimensions. Giant 15 meter spiders emerge from it, who have an appetite for human flesh! Dr. Jenny Langer and Dr. Vance from NASA try to save the world.

F.I.S.T.(1978)

PG
| 2h 25min | Drama, Action
3.4/5 (with 81 votes)

Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and finally senator Madison starts a campaign to find the truth about the alleged connections with the Mob.

American Fable(2017)

1h 36min | Drama, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 42 votes)

When 11-year-old Gitty discovers that her father, Abe, a good and beloved farmer, is holding a wealthy man hostage in their abandoned silo in order to save their suffering farm, she befriends the captive in secret. As the truth unfolds about who he is and what will happen if he escapes, Gitty chooses to confront the thin line between reality and fiction.

Directed by Anne Hamilton - With Richard Schiff, Zuleikha Robinson, Gavin MacIntosh, Kip Pardue

American Movie(1999)

R
| 1h 47min | Documentary
3.8/5 (with 104 votes)

American Movie is the story of filmmaker Mark Borchardt, his mission, and his dream. Spanning over two years of intense struggle with his film, his family, financial decline, and spiritual crisis, American Movie is a portrayal of ambition, obsession, excess, and one man's quest for the American Dream.

Directed by Chris Smith - With Mark Borchardt

The New Land(1972)

3h 24min | Drama, Western, History
3.9/5 (with 38 votes)

A Swedish immigrant family struggles to adapt to their new life on the American frontier during the second half of the 19th century amidst civil war, native uprising and the lure of gold in California.

The Pit(1981)

R
| 1h 37min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Comedy
2.9/5 (with 37 votes)

Twelve year-old Jamie Benjamin is a solitary misunderstood boy in his preteens. His classmates pick on him, his neighbors think he's weird and his parents ignore him. But now Jamie has a secret weapon: deep in the woods he has discovered a deep pit full of man-eating creatures he calls Trogs... and it isn't long before he gets an idea for getting revenge and feeding the Trogs in the process!

Directed by Lew Lehman - With Sam Snyders, Tom Drake, Sonja Smits

No God, No Master(2014)

PG-13
| 1h 34min | Crime, Drama, Thriller, History
3.0/5 (with 10 votes)

A plot to overthrow the United States government is uncovered in New York City in the summer of 1919 when William Flynn, a field agent for the Bureau of Investigation, is sent to investigate a bomb threat that has targeted some of America's most powerful politicians and leaders of commerce, New York millionaire John D. Rockefeller, Sr. among them. Flynn's investigation takes him on a journey into the underworld of homegrown terrorism and introduces him to a competitive culture of violence and murder. Greed, power, and politics are at the center of the story and Flynn must distinguish the villains from the merely discontented. Along the way, he discovers that terrorism has many faces and that a determination of guilt or innocence often lies in the psychology of fear that constricts individuals at every level of society. Sedona International Film Festival.

Directed by Terry Green

Primary(1960)

3.2/5 (with 13 votes)

Primary is a documentary film about the primary elections between John F. Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey in 1960. Primary is the first documentary to use light equipment in order to follow their subjects in a more intimate filmmaking style. This unconventional way of filming created a new look for documentary films where the camera’s lens was right in the middle of what ever drama was occuring.

Meet the Applegates(1990)

R
| 1h 30min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
2.7/5 (with 14 votes)

Modelling themselves after an idyllic cookie-cutter suburban 1950s family, a colony of insects move from South America into the United States with the intent of getting access to the nation's nuclear resources.

Space Cop(2016)

2.6/5 (with 27 votes)

Space Cop is the story of a cop from the future of space who travels back in time to the present and is teamed up with a cop from the past who is unfrozen in the present. Together, they must defeat evil aliens with a sinister plan. Out of time and out of place, these two unwitting heroes must work together to save the world from a group of renegade aliens and the re-animated brain of a mad scientist bent on global extinction.

Blood Hook(1987)

R
| 1h 51min | Horror, Comedy
2.5/5 (with 16 votes)

During a local fishing contest, people are being mysteriously dragged into the lake and killed by a giant fish hook. After a sufficient number of deaths, the killer is finally revealed.

Directed by Jim Mallon

Blood Harvest(1987)

1h 27min | Horror
2.2/5 (with 17 votes)

A beautiful young girl returns to her peaceful rural home town to find that the house she grew up in has been defaced, her parents are missing, and the whole town hates her father, a bank supervisor who foreclosed on many of the local farms. Only "Marvelous Mervo," who wanders around town dressed in a clown's suit with a permanent grin painted on his face, seems happy to see her. As Mervo's brother tries to rekindle his love affair with Jill, those closest to her are slaughtered like cattle, one by one.

Directed by Bill Rebane

Blood Beat(1983)

R
| 1h 25min | Horror
2.4/5 (with 15 votes)

A family in rural Wisconsin is stalked by the spirit of a Japanese samurai warrior.

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