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20,000 Leaves Under the Tree  (1954)

Alternative Titles: Attack of the Autumn Weather, Sweep!, Isn't It Cold? Not Long 'Til Christmas

Genre: Adventure

Plot:
Exceptionally good live-action adventure from Disney. A band of neighbours brave the high winds of autumn as they battle to keep fallen leaves off their lawns. Based on the novel by Jules Verne.

Starring: James Mason, Kirk Douglas, Paul Lukas and Peter Lorre.

Quotes:
Nemo: "Good God, man! Be careful with that rake! You'll have someone's eye out!"


BIFTA Winner: Best Kept Lawns and Gardens (1955)

Directed by: Ivor Chestycough. US Colour.

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2001: Has Been and Gone  (2002)

Alternative Titles: 2001: A Confusing Oddity, Space: The Final Film

Genre: Sci-Fi/Thriller

Plot:
Scientists discover a mysterious object on the surface of the moon and, with the intelligent computer PAL, set off on a quest to find out what it is. Before long they realise someone has beaten them to it.

Starring: John Nettles.

Quotes:
Captain Flummp: "In space, no-one can hear you fart."

Most Helpful User Review:
Some tense moments, however this film is a bit mad.


BIFTA Nomination: Best Weightlessness Effects (2003)

Directed by: Stanley Housebrick. US Colour.

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The 7th Voyage of Slimfast  (1958)

Alternative Titles: Le septième voyage de Slimfast, Around Slimmers' World in 80 Days, I Could Eat a Horse

Genre: Fantasy/Adventure

Plot:
Epic swashbuckling tale of monsters, princesses and dieting on the open seas.

Starring: Robert Morley, Peggy Mount, Diana Dors, and Arthur Lowe as the Genie.

Quotes:
Prince Mondo the Mirthless: "Another half pound this week, Susan, well done."

Most Helpful User Review:
The stop-motion effects were ahead of their time. If you haven't seen this, you are missing out. Fantastic.


BIFTA Winner: Slimmer of the Year (1959)

Directed by: Barry Bethell. US/UK Colour.

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The Abominable Dr. Thighs  (1991)

Alternative Titles: Neck Crusher, Doctor Crusher, What a Way to Go!

Genre: Horror

Plot:
Patients at the Nowhere Drive Surgery are being bumped off one by one by the new GP, who, while performing routine medical examinations, crushes their necks with her thighs.

Starring: a pre-X-Files Gillian Anderson.

Quotes:
Dr Crusher: "Can you bend over for me now, please? Thaaat's right."

Most Helpful User Review:
Intriguing, arousing and confusing. A must see.


BIFTA Nomination: Best Close-Ups (1992)

Directed by: Pile Driver. US Colour.

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Action Man  (1998)

Alternative Titles: Action Jacks, Action Jackson, G.I. Joe, Eagle Eyed Joe, Ugly Kid Joe, The Plastic Action Hero

Genre: Action

Plot:
A rather odd live action film based upon the popular man-doll.

Action Man is sent deep into a sandpit belonging to an 8-year-old boy to infiltrate a vicious gang of He-Man action figures that plan to take over the garden.

Starring: Vin Diesel, Steven Segal, Action Man, Man-At-Arms, Battlecat and Skeletor.

Quotes:
Action Man: "Action Man to all units, the wendy house is secured, I repeat, the wendy house is secured!"

Most Helpful User Review:
As if the scuba chase across the tadpole-infested pond to the devastating Ker-Plunk weapon wasn't exciting enough, the final confrontation on the Crossbows and Catapults set by the Millennium Falcon left me breathless.


BIFTA Winner: Best Miniatures (1999)

Directed by: Kenner Mattel-Toys. US Colour.

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Agatha Christie's Murder with Mushrooms  (1992)

Alternative Titles: Agatha Christie's Death Trip, Agatha Christie's Day Tripper

Genre: Thriller/Mystery

Plot:
Miss Marbles investigates the death of a housewife who was apparently experimenting with 'shrooms. Miss Marbles is not fooled.

Starring: Patricia Routledge.

Quotes:
Miss Marbles: "There's something stinky in this cup."

Most Helpful User Review:
God, it this still on?


BIFTA Winner: Best Trailers (1993)

Directed by: Ant Hill. UK Colour.

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Agatha Christie's Ten Little Gay Boys  (1986)

Alternative Titles: Charlie's Angels, And Then They Were Gone

Genre: Thriller/Mystery

Plot:
Ten young men are invited to stay at the secluded mansion of Sir William Woolworth, who appears only as a voice on an intercom. After dinner, Sir William makes suggestive comments regarding his guests' private lives.

Starring: Daniel Day Lewis and John Inman.

Quotes:
Gerald: "That's very flattering but I'd rather play Scrabble."

Most Helpful User Review:
A gripping tale of homophobia, suspicion and finger-pointing, released at a time when being out of the closet meant having society think you were passing on AIDS with a handshake. This is an adaptation of Agatha Christie's politically incorrectly titled novel "Ten Little Poofters".


BIFTA Winner: Best Not I've Got Work Tomorrow (1987)

Directed by: Barry Michaelmore. UK Colour.

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Alien vs Pingu  (2004)

Alternative Titles: AVP, PVA

Genre: Sci-Fi/Horror

Plot:
An alien spaceship crash lands in Antarctica where upon it meets Pingu - a force to be reckoned with.

Starring: Lance Henriksen.

Quotes:
Pingu: "Mwah mwah!"

Most Helpful User Review:
Scraping the bottom of the Alien franchise once again, this CGI meets stop-motion movie is actually quite brilliant.


BIFTA Nomination: Best Snowball Fight (2005)

Directed by: Moomin Troll. US Colour.

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Along Came Polygamy  (2004)

Alternative Titles: Along Came Complications, Marriage Mayhem, Four in a Bed, Sister Wives, Selfish Bastard, I Do I Do I Do

Genre: Comedy/Romance

Plot:
A buttoned up newlywed finds his too organised life falling into chaos when his church leader suggests he take a second wife.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston and Debra Messing.

Quotes:
Reuben: "Come on, honey - think of all the help you'll have with the housework. It'll be great, you'll see."

Most Helpful User Review:
Lifestyle choice, my foot.


BIFTA Nomination: Best Control and Oppression Techniques (2005)

Directed by: Warren Jeffs. US Colour.

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Annie Get Your Goat  (1966)

Alternative Titles: Yodel Me Yodel You, Animal Farm, You Goata Be Kidding, Get Your Goat - You've Pulled

Genre: Musical

Plot:
All's fair in love, when Annie jilts her ranch-hand lover at the alter after hearing rumours of his late night rendezvous with a prize-winning moose. She flees the ranch in shame and finds her true vocation tending a goat herd in the Swiss Alps.

Best song: "Let's Go All the Way."

Starring: Betty Hutton and Howard Keel.

Quotes:
Annie: "I saw you Johnny! I saw you with that moose!"

Music By: The New Seekers.


BIFTA Nomination: Best Moose in the Hoose (1967)

Directed by: Legs Ancoats. US Colour.

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Arachnophilia  (1972)

Alternative Titles: Spider Love, Spiderman, Spiderbaby, Tarantula!, Webbed Feat, Charlotte's Web

Genre: Horror/Drama

Plot:
The story of David - a lonely boy and his love of spiders. When teasing at school gets too much, David unleashes his pets on the class.

Starring: David Cassidy.

Quotes:
Mom [shouting upstairs]: "Don't forget to put the lid back on that tank when you've finished feeding them!"
David: "I won't!"


BIFTA Nomination: Best Animal Handling (1973)

Directed by: Tit Willow. US Colour.

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Around the Shops in 80 Minutes  (2005)

Alternative Titles: Rush Hour and Twenty Minutes, What Not to Wear

Genre: Children's/Adventure

Plot:
Dale Winton and Cilla Black star in this family favourite race-against-time adventure. A deliciously camp man and his best friend are given short notice of a fabulous party, and only have 80 minutes in which to find the perfect outfit for the occasion.

Starring: Cilla Black and Dale Winton.

Quotes:
Dale: "Does my bum look big in this?"


BIFTA Winner: Best Dressed Actress in a Lead Role (2006)

Directed by: Dandy Beano. UK Colour.

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Arse Bandits  (1998)

Alternative Titles: One Arse Bandit, Ass Bandito, Mardi Gras, Mardi Arse

Genre: Fantasy/LGBT

Plot:
College student Kevin can scarcely believe it when six gay men emerge from his closet one night. They've discovered a map charting all of the holes in the fabric of time and are using it to re-visit all their best nights out on Manchester's Canal Street.

Starring: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Sean Connery, Duncan Norvelle and Ross Kemp.

Quotes:
Graham: "I'm going to last year's Pride next week."

Most Helpful User Review:
If you can forgive the politically incorrect title, this is a cracking adventure story of a band of time-travelling gays.


BIFTA Nomination: Best Mincing by an Actor in a Supporting Role (1999)

Directed by: Terry Gilliam. UK Colour.

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Attack of the 50ft Chicken  (1980)

Alternative Titles: Chicken Run, Chicken George, Nugget Night, Kentucky Fright Chicken, Paxo Rooster Booster

Genre: Sci-Fi

Plot:
A farmer's problems are just beginning when his hen coop is affected by the neighbouring nuclear processing plant.

Starring: Jack Hargreaves and Delia Smith.

Quotes:
Farmer Johnson: "Jeeezuz Christ! Look at the size of that thing!"

Most Helpful User Review:
It's finger lickin' good!


BIFTA Nomination: Best Animatronics (1981)

Directed by: Colonel Sanders. UK Colour.

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