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The Day the Earth Still Stood  (1954)

Alternative Titles: Near Disaster, Aliens Came and Went

Genre: Sci-Fi

Plot:
Worldwide panic develops when a fleet of flying saucers lands on Earth. The panic subsides when the alien ships fly away leaving everything unharmed.

Starring: Claude Raines, Rod Serling & Hattie Jacques.

Quotes:
Susan: "Now that they've gone, where shall we go? What shall we do?!"
Brian: "Think Gardeners' Question Time is on..."


BIFTA Winner: Best Lead Actor in a Ham Roll (1955)

Directed by: Hoopin Coff. UK Colour.

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Dead Good  (1981)

Alternative Titles: Dead Folk, Dead Bodies, Play Dead, Death on Two Legs, There's Some Dead People in My House, I See Dead People

Genre: Horror

Plot:
Cheap video nasty. Newly-weds discover bodies in their house, only to find the perpetrator is asleep in the cellar. When the police arrive the killer is gone and doubting fingers are pointed to the husband, who is promptly arrested. No-one believes the absurd story of the killer in the cellar so the wife is left to live in the house in fear of the real murderer's return.

Starring: Sally Seddon and a then unknown Steve Guttenberg.

Quotes:
Sally: "I want to leave this house! I want to leave now! Now! Let's go! Let's go now! - Oh, wait, I've left the oven on."

Most Helpful User Review:
This film is so edge-of-your-seat gripping that your bum cheeks will hurt.


BIFTA Nomination: Best Uncontrollable Sobbing (1982)

Directed by: Chorlton Cum-Hardy. US Colour.

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Desperately Seeking Asylum  (2002)

Alternative Titles: Easy Rider, Pushover in the UK

Genre: Drama

Plot:
The story of refugees trying to gain entry into Britain. They face hassle and paperwork from the Home Office but eventually receive rent-free housing, mobile phones and driving lessons.

Starring: Madonna and Felix Toe.

Quotes:
Housing Officer: "No Mr Nmabi, you don't have to pay Council Tax. There are plenty of British pensioners we can bleed dry instead."

Most Helpful User Review:
Complete racist propaganda, no wonder Daily Mail readers voted it "Film of the Decade" in November 2009.


BIFTA Winner: Best Way Around the System (2003)

Directed by: Crimble Croft. UK Colour.

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Dial M and Murmur  (1954)

Alternative Titles: The Telephone Always Rings Twice, Ring Ring: Why Don't You Give Me A Call?

Genre: Thriller

Plot:
An ex-tennis pro persuades an old college chum to torment his wife over the phone.

Starring: Ray Milland & Grace Kelly.

Quotes:
Margot: "Hello?... Hello?... Look, I can't hear you, you'll have to speak up."


BIFTA Nomination: Best Set Design And That (1955)

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock. US Colour.

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Diamonds Are Expensive  (1976)

Alternative Titles: Diamonds Are Sparkly, Le Diamonique de Special

Genre: Action

Plot:
The Bond franchise took a rather bizarre turn in casting Eric Morecambe as Her Majesty's Secret Agent.

A diamond smuggling investigation leads 007 to Blackpool, where he uncovers an extortion plot headed by his nemesis, Blojob (Ernie Wise).

Starring: Eric Morecambe & Ernie Wise.

Quotes:
Bond: "Look at the size of those rocks!"


BIFTA Winner: Best Christmas Special (1977)

Directed by: Boris Gumption. UK/US Colour.

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The Disco Inferno  (1977)

Alternative Titles: Burn Baby Burn

Genre: Action/Disaster

Plot:
Thrills, screams and frying skin, as the Fuzzyfelt Disco burns on down to that funky, funky sound.

Paul Newman plays a dodgy nightclub owner who thought it would be just fine to stack chairs in front of the fire exit. Steve McQueen is the DJ who rescues a squealing lady with only one shoe, a young boy, and a blind man from the barbecue.

Groovy soundtrack by Some Trammps.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Paul Newman and Pamela Motown.

Quotes:
Annie-May: "Can you smell gas?"


BIFTA Winner: Best Soundtrack (1978)

Directed by: Itchy Prolapse. US Colour.

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Don't Go into the Woods or You'll Trip Over and Die  (1988)

Alternative Titles: Twigs, My Baby Don't Care for Trees, Forest Stump

Genre: Horror

Plot:
Numerous, stupid young teenage girls are compelled to run into the dark woods alone. One by one, they trip up and are strangled by their snagged stockings.

Starring: Jenny Powell, Farrah Fawcett, Yvette Fielding and Dawn French.

Quotes:
Bobbie: "It's the trees, Sheriff, the trees I tell you! They strangled Sally May and took her tights! Is that so hard to believe?"


BIFTA Winner: Best Stocking Fillers (1989)

Directed by: Hugh Janus. US/UK Colour.

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Don't Go to a Car Park at Night and Drop Your Car Keys Down a Grid  (1980)

Alternative Titles: Don't Go to Night School, Stranger Danger, Girlschool, Playschool

Genre: Horror

Plot:
A checkout-girl goes to night school and loses her car keys after fumbling around with them trying to open her car door. She looks around but everyone else has gone... or have they?

Starring: Susan Penhaligon.

Quotes:
Fiona: "I'd like to enrol on the Beginner's Deckchair Folding course, please."

Most Helpful User Review:
The plot is like that of a British Public Information Film from the 70s, which - when stretched over 87 mins - wears a bit thin.


BIFTA Nomination: Best Stalking of a Lead Actress (1981)

Directed by: Randy Pigeon. US/UK Colour.

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Don't Look in the Loft  (1979)

Alternative Titles: Don't Go in the Attic, Don't Get the Ladders Out, Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough

Genre: Horror

Plot:
Madman lives in the joint attics of a row of rented terraced houses, and moves around the loft space spying in the rooms via holes he's drilled. He swiftly gets bored with this and soon the killing starts.

Starring: Rip Torn.

Quotes:
Christine: "Trevor, did you let the cat out?"


BIFTA Nomination: Best Lagging (1980)

Directed by: Dirk Bernard. US Colour.

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Don't Open the Patio  (1980)

Alternative Titles: Don't Forget to Lock Your Windows, Helen Hides in the House, Knock Knock

Genre: Horror

Plot:
A teenage girl, home alone at night, spends an hour and 26 minutes running around her parents' house with the lights off, calling out, "Hello?"

Suspense builds to a climax when a shadowy figure appears at the window.

Starring: Sandy Fandango.

Quotes:
Helen: "Hello?"
Helen: "Is there anyone there?"
Helen: "Hello?"

Most Helpful User Review:
I first saw this film when I was 10 years old; it scared me so much that I dived behind the sofa, farted really loudly, and my whole family took the piss for weeks. Traumatised for life.


BIFTA Nomination: Best Lighting and Shadows (1981)

Directed by: Red Lester. US Colour.

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Dr Heckle and Mr Snide  (1976)

Alternative Titles: Two Evil Bastards, Make 'Em Laugh, Wheeltappers and Shunters, The Comedians, The Comedy Store Players

Genre: Horror

Plot:
Cringeworthy comedians perform at the Buffoon Comedy Club and are heckled by two shady characters from the audience. Night after night, the hecklers wait by the stage door and murder the comics on their way home.

Starring: Mick Miller and Jim Davidson.

Quotes:
Heckler: "Heard it!"

Most Helpful User Review:
Hard-going embarrassment-fest.


BIFTA Nomination: Best Kipper Ties (1977)

Directed by: Frank Carson. UK Colour.

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