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Insidious: Chapter 2(2013)

PG-13
| 1h 46min | Horror, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 1,510 votes)

The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

Assassin's Creed(2016)

PG-13
| 1h 55min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
2.7/5 (with 3,138 votes)

Through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor in 15th century Spain, Callum Lynch discovers he's a descendant of the secret 'Assassins' society. After gaining incredible knowledge and skills, he is now poised to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day.

Straight Outta Compton(2015)

R
| 2h 27min | Music, Drama
3.9/5 (with 1,411 votes)

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.

A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge(1985)

R
| 1h 27min | Horror
2.9/5 (with 584 votes)

A new family moves into the house on Elm Street, and before long, the kids are again having nightmares about deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger. This time, Freddy attempts to possess a teenage boy to cause havoc in the real world, and can only be overcome if the boy's sweetheart can master her fear.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2(2013)

PG-13
| 1h 18min | Action, Animation, Mystery
4.0/5 (with 485 votes)

Batman has stopped the reign of terror that The Mutants had cast upon his city. Now an old foe wants a reunion and the government wants The Man of Steel to put a stop to Batman.

American Made(2017)

R
| 1h 55min | Action, Crime, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 1,585 votes)

The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.

Lion(2016)

PG-13
| 1h 58min | Drama
4.1/5 (with 2,625 votes)

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Directed by Garth Davis - With Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Priyanka Bose, ...

Us(2019)

R
| 1h 56min | Thriller, Horror, Mystery
3.5/5 (with 2,482 votes)

Husband and wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends. But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.

GoldenEye(1995)

PG-13
| 2h 10min | Adventure, Action, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 1,360 votes)

When a powerful satellite system falls into the hands of Alec Trevelyan, AKA Agent 006, a former ally-turned-enemy, only James Bond can save the world from an awesome space weapon that -- in one short pulse -- could destroy the earth! As Bond squares off against his former compatriot, he also battles Trevelyan's stunning ally, Xenia Onatopp, an assassin who uses pleasure as her ultimate weapon.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2(1986)

R
| 1h 41min | Comedy, Horror
2.9/5 (with 241 votes)

Chainsaw-wielding maniac Leatherface is up to his cannibalistic ways once again, along with the rest of his twisted clan, including the equally disturbed Chop-Top. This time, the masked killer has set his sights on pretty disc jockey Vanita "Stretch" Brock, who teams up with Texas lawman Lefty Enright to battle the psychopath and his family deep within their lair, a macabre abandoned amusement park.

The Cokeville Miracle(2015)

PG-13
| 1h 34min | Mystery, Drama, History, Kids & Family, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 24 votes)

On May 9, 1986, a small ranching community in Wyoming experiences a divine intervention when a couple detonates a bomb inside a crowded classroom.

Directed by T. C. Christensen

Richard Jewell(2019)

R
| 2h 11min | Drama, History, Crime
3.8/5 (with 746 votes)

Richard Jewell thinks quick, works fast, and saves hundreds, perhaps thousands, of lives after a domestic terrorist plants several pipe bombs and they explode during a concert, only to be falsely suspected of the crime by sloppy FBI work and sensational media coverage.

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Hot Tub Time Machine(2010)

3.0/5 (with 902 votes)

A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.

Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd(2003)

PG-13
| 1h 25min | Comedy
2.1/5 (with 286 votes)

This wacky prequel to the 1994 blockbuster goes back to the lame-brained Harry and Lloyd's days as classmates at a Rhode Island high school, where the unprincipled principal puts the pair in remedial courses as part of a scheme to fleece the school.

The Final Girls(2015)

PG-13
| 1h 31min | Comedy, Horror
3.3/5 (with 397 votes)

A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom's most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film's maniacal killer.

Jack(1996)

PG-13
| 1h 53min | Comedy, Drama
3.2/5 (with 438 votes)

Jack Powell suffers from an affliction that makes him grow four times faster than normal, so the 10-year-old looks like a 40-year-old man. After years of being tutored at home, Jack convinces his overprotective parents to send him to public school. The children don't know what to make of Jack, but with the help of his fifth-grade teacher, he makes an effort to win them over.

Masters of the Universe(1987)

2.8/5 (with 277 votes)

The world of Eternia in the aftermath of Skeletor's war on Castle Grayskull, which he has won after seizing Grayskull and the surrounding city using a cosmic key developed by the locksmith Gwildor. The Sorceress is now Skeletor's prisoner and he begins to drain her life-force as he waits for the moon of Eternia to align with the Great Eye of the Universe that will bestow god-like power upon him.

Citizen X(1995)

R
| 1h 45min | Crime, Drama
3.7/5 (with 88 votes)

Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed victim to over 50 people. His victims were mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a communists state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, incompetence and those in power. The story is told from the viewpoint of the detective in charge of the case.

Malevolent(2018)

1h 29min | Horror
2.5/5 (with 118 votes)

A brother-sister team who fake paranormal encounters for cash get more than they bargained for when a job at a haunted estate turns very, very real.

The Rocker(2008)

PG-13
| 1h 42min | Comedy, Music
3.0/5 (with 212 votes)

In the 1980s, a drummer is abandoned by his band just before they become rock superstars. Twenty years later, the drummer sees his second chance at stardom arise when he is asked to perform with his teenage nephew's high school rock band.

The Butler(2013)

PG-13
| 2h 12min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 1,149 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.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home(1986)

PG
| 1h 59min | Science Fiction, Adventure
3.6/5 (with 491 votes)

It's the 23rd century, and a mysterious alien power is threatening Earth by evaporating the oceans and destroying the atmosphere. In a frantic attempt to save mankind, Kirk and his crew must time travel back to 1986 San Francisco where they find a world of punk, pizza and exact-change buses that are as alien as anything they've ever encountered in the far reaches of the galaxy. A thrilling, action-packed Star Trek adventure!

Flight of the Navigator(1986)

3.5/5 (with 262 votes)

12-year-old David is accidentally knocked out in the forest near his home, but when he awakens eight years have passed. His family is overjoyed to have him back, but is just as perplexed as he is that he hasn't aged. When a NASA scientist discovers a UFO nearby, David gets the chance to unravel the mystery and recover the life he lost.

The Son of No One(2011)

R
| 1h 30min | Drama, Thriller, Crime
2.6/5 (with 108 votes)

A rookie cop is assigned to the 118 Precinct in the same district where he grew up. The Precinct Captain starts receiving letters about two unsolved murders that happened many years ago in the housing projects when the rookie cop was just a kid. These letters bring back bad memories and old secrets that begin to threaten his career and break up his family.

The Rage: Carrie 2(1999)

2.8/5 (with 128 votes)

After the suicide of her only friend, Rachel has never felt more on the outside. The one person who reached out to her, Jessie, also happens to be part of the popular crowd that lives to torment outsiders like her. But Rachel has something else that separates her from the rest, a secret amazing ability to move things with her mind. Sue Snell, the only survivor of Carrie White's rampage twenty-two years ago, may hold the key to helping Rachel come to terms with her awesome, but unwanted power. But as Rachel slowly learns to trust, a terrible trap is being laid for her. And making her angry could prove to be fatal.

The People vs. Larry Flynt(1996)

R
| 2h 10min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 351 votes)

Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for all people.

Love & Mercy(2015)

PG-13
| 2h | Drama, Music, History
3.6/5 (with 232 votes)

In the late 1960s, the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson stops touring, produces "Pet Sounds" and begins to lose his grip on reality. By the 1980s, Wilson, under the sway of a controlling therapist, finds a savior in Melinda Ledbetter.

Kickin' It Old Skool(2007)

PG-13
| 1h 48min | Comedy
2.3/5 (with 29 votes)

"Kickin' It Old Skool" revolves around a 12-year-old breakdancer, who in 1986 hits his head while performing at a talent show and as a result is comatose for 20 years. He awakens to find he is a grown man. With the mind and experience of a young kid, he attempts to revive his and his dance team's short-lived career with the hopes of helping support his parents' failing yogurt shop.

New Jack City(1991)

R
| 1h 37min | Thriller, Crime, Drama
3.3/5 (with 156 votes)

A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.

Legal Eagles(1986)

PG
| 1h 56min | Comedy, Crime, Romance / Love, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 69 votes)

District Attorney Tom Logan is set for higher office, at least until he becomes involved with defence lawyer Laura Kelly and her unpredictable client Chelsea Deardon. It seems the least of Chelsea's crimes is the theft of a very valuable painting, but as the women persuade Logan to investigate further and to cut some official corners, a much more sinister scenario starts to emerge.

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