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Shazam!(2019)

PG-13
| 2h 12min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
3.6/5 (with 3,265 votes)

A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.

Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings(2011)

R
| 1h 33min | Horror, Thriller
2.8/5 (with 341 votes)

Follows a group of friends that decide to go snowmobiling during their winter break. They make a "wrong turn", getting lost in a storm.

Forrest Gump(1994)

PG-13
| 2h 22min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
4.3/5 (with 10,320 votes)

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events—in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. But despite all he has achieved, his one true love eludes him.

Jaws(1975)

PG
| 2h 4min | Horror, Thriller, Adventure
3.8/5 (with 3,715 votes)

When an insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, the police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the blood-thirsty beast.

The Amityville Horror(2005)

R
| 1h 30min | Horror
3.1/5 (with 800 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.

House of Wax(2005)

R
| 1h 53min | Horror, Drama
3.0/5 (with 1,034 votes)

A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.

Amityville II: The Possession(1982)

R
| 1h 44min | Horror
2.9/5 (with 101 votes)

Eager to start afresh, the unsuspecting couple of Anthony and Dolores Montelli, along with their four children, move into their dream house in Amityville. However, right from the very first night, strange paranormal experiences shatter the Montellis' fantasy, as the restless spirits of the dead and the new home's dark secrets open the unfathomable black portal of hell. Now, the family's older child, Sonny, has become the perfect vessel of destruction, as the invisible demonic forces claim his soul. Can Father Frank Adamsky cleanse the infernal Amityville House?

National Treasure(2004)

3.3/5 (with 2,391 votes)

Modern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Gates, search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin during the Revolutionary War. The chest's whereabouts may lie in secret clues embedded in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and Gates is in a race to find the gold before his enemies do.

Amityville: The Awakening(2017)

1h 25min | Thriller, Horror
2.7/5 (with 402 votes)

Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother's expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house including the miraculous recovery of her brother, Belle begins to suspect her Mother isn't telling her everything and soon realizes they just moved into the infamous Amityville house.

The Amityville Horror(1979)

R
| 1h 57min | Horror
3.2/5 (with 275 votes)

George Lutz and his wife Kathleen, move into their Long Island dream house with their children only for their lives to be turned into a hellish nightmare. The legacy of a murder committed in the house gradually affects the family and a priest is brought in to try and exorcise the demonic presence from their home.

Jobs(2013)

PG-13
| 2h 8min | Drama, History
3.1/5 (with 987 votes)

The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy(2011)

R
| 2h 7min | Drama, Thriller, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 941 votes)

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.

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The Butler(2013)

PG-13
| 2h 12min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 1,169 votes)

A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.

The Secret in Their Eyes(2009)

R
| 2h 10min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
4.0/5 (with 883 votes)

A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.

Blood Ties(2013)

R
| 2h 8min | Thriller, Crime, Drama
3.1/5 (with 174 votes)

Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn during the 1970s.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy(2004)

PG-13
| 1h 35min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 1,566 votes)

It's the 1970s and San Diego anchorman Ron Burgundy is the top dog in local TV, but that's all about to change when ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone arrives as a new employee at his station.

All the President's Men(1976)

PG
| 2h 18min | Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 609 votes)

During the 1972 elections, two reporters' investigation sheds light on the controversial Watergate scandal that compels President Richard Nixon to resign from his post.

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga(2020)

2h 3min | Comedy, Music
3.2/5 (with 432 votes)

Two small-town aspiring musicians chase their pop star dreams at a global music competition, where high stakes, scheming rivals and onstage mishaps test their bond.

My Girl 2(1994)

PG
| 1h 39min | Comedy, Kids & Family
2.9/5 (with 150 votes)

Vada Sultenfuss has a holiday coming up, and an assignment: to do and essay on someone she admires and has never met. She decides she wants to do an assignment on her mother, but quickly realises she knows very little about her. She manages to get her father to agree to let her go to LA to stay with her Uncle Phil and do some research on her mother.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show(1975)

3.8/5 (with 976 votes)

Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named 'Rocky'.

The Walk(2015)

PG
| 2h 3min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 1,252 votes)

The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.

When the Lights Went Out(2012)

1h 26min | Thriller, Drama, Horror
2.8/5 (with 42 votes)

Yorkshire, 1974, the Maynard family moves into their dream house. It's a dream that quickly descends into a panic stricken nightmare as the family discovers a horrifying truth, a truth that will make the history books. The house is already occupied by the most violent poltergeist ever documented, a poltergeist that will tear you from your bed as you sleep and drag you helplessly into the darkness.

I'm Not There(2007)

R
| 2h 15min | Drama, Music
3.4/5 (with 239 votes)

Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.

Apollo 18(2011)

PG-13
| 1h 26min | Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction
2.6/5 (with 357 votes)

Officially, Apollo 17 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later in 1973, three American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it's the real reason we've never gone back to the moon.

Waking the Dead(2000)

R
| 1h 45min | Mystery, Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 29 votes)

A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.

The Satanic Rites of Dracula(1973)

R
| 1h 27min | Horror
2.8/5 (with 36 votes)

The police and British security forces call in Professor Van Helsing to help them investigate Satanic ritual which has been occurring in a large country house, and which has been attended by a government minister, an eminent scientist and secret service chief. The owner of the house is a mysterious property tycoon who is found to be behind a sinister plot involving a deadly plague. It is in fact Dracula who, sick of his interminable existence, has decided that he must end it all in the only possible way- by destroying every last potential victim.

Freaky Deaky(2012)

R
| 1h 30min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 21 votes)

Set in 1974, a pair of '60s radicals rely on their bomb-making skills on their way to becoming capitalists.

When We Were Kings(1996)

1h 29min | Documentary
3.9/5 (with 78 votes)

It's 1974. Muhammad Ali is 32 and thought by many to be past his prime. George Foreman is ten years younger and the heavyweight champion of the world. Promoter Don King wants to make a name for himself and offers both fighters five million dollars apiece to fight one another, and when they accept, King has only to come up with the money. He finds a willing backer in Mobutu Sese Suko, the dictator of Zaire, and the "Rumble in the Jungle" is set, including a musical festival featuring some of America's top black performers, like James Brown and B.B. King.

Ted Bundy(2002)

1h 39min | Crime, Drama, Horror
2.9/5 (with 54 votes)

Docu-drama based on the life of Ted Bundy, a serial killer who killed at least 19 young women during the 1970's (though some sources say as many as 30 to 35 were murdered). Set from his college student years, to his first victims, his capture, escape from prison (twice), his final killing spree to his trial, conviction and execution.

Prom Night(1980)

R
| 1h 32min | Horror, Thriller
2.9/5 (with 119 votes)

This slasher movie follows a relentless killer who is out to avenge the death of a young girl who died after being bullied and teased by four of her classmates. Now high-school students, the guilt-ridden kids have kept their involvement a secret, but when they start being murdered, one by one, it's clear that someone knows the truth. Also coping with the past are members of the dead girl's family, most notably her prom-queen sister, Kim Hammond (Jamie Lee Curtis).

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