B-Movie Bonanza

by evoorhees77 | created - 31 Jul 2018 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

A collection of B-Movies and Canon films to watch with Paul and others that might enjoy this retro cinema.

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1. Malibu Beach (1978)

R | 96 min | Comedy

School's out and it's time for a summer of fun, mischief and love for various characters on Malibu Beach.

Director: Robert J. Rosenthal | Stars: Kim Lankford, James Daughton, Susan Player, Michael Luther

Votes: 571

2. Malibu High (1979)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

High school student Kim is having a tough time of things at the moment, she has been dumped by her boyfriend Kevin for a rich girl Annette, her grades are slipping and she has no money, and... See full summary »

Director: Irvin Berwick | Stars: Jill Lansing, Stuart Taylor, Katie Johnson, Wallace Earl Laven

Votes: 720

3. Raw Force (1982)

R | 86 min | Adventure, Horror, Action

A group of martial arts students are en route to an island that supposedly is home to the ghosts of martial artists who have lost their honor. A Hitler lookalike and his gang are running a ... See full summary »

Director: Edward D. Murphy | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Geoffrey Binney, Hope Holiday, Jillian Kesner

Votes: 1,357

4. Savage Beach (1989)

R | 92 min | Action, Adventure

DEA agents flying cargo as part of their cover make an emergency landing on a remote island in the pacific, where several unscrupulous parties are looking for a WWII gold treasure.

Director: Andy Sidaris | Stars: Dona Speir, Hope Marie Carlton, John Aprea, Bruce Penhall

Votes: 993

5. L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies: Return to Savage Beach (1998)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure

A stolen computer floppy disc filled with information about the location of a mythical treasure in Savage Island will lure both villains and L.E.T.H.A.L. Agents into a dangerous treasure hunt.

Director: Andy Sidaris | Stars: Julie Strain, Rodrigo Obregón, Julie K. Smith, Shae Marks

Votes: 938

6. Spring Break (1983)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

17 Metascore

Two sets of two college guys spend a spring break together in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There they have lots of fun in and out of the sun.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: David Knell, Steve Bassett, Perry Lang, Paul Land

Votes: 2,511 | Gross: $24.07M

7. Private Resort (1985)

R | 82 min | Comedy

34 Metascore

The story of two adolescent boys who are guests at a Florida resort for the week-end. Their only interest is, of course, chasing girls, but fate has much more in store for them.

Director: George Bowers | Stars: Rob Morrow, Johnny Depp, Emily Longstreth, Karyn O'Bryan

Votes: 7,250 | Gross: $0.33M

8. The Green Slime (1968)

G | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

After destroying a giant asteroid heading towards Earth, a group of scientists unknowingly bring back a strange green substance that soon mutates into a monster.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Robert Horton, Luciana Paluzzi, Richard Jaeckel, Bud Widom

Votes: 2,919

9. The Bat (1959)

Approved | 80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A crazed killer known as "The Bat" is on the loose in a mansion full of people.

Director: Crane Wilbur | Stars: Vincent Price, Agnes Moorehead, Gavin Gordon, John Sutton

Votes: 3,904

10. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Mitchell (1993)

TV-14 | 92 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

The trio sit through a dreary Joe Don Baker disasterpiece as Gypsy tries to find a way to save Joel from being killed by the Mads.

Director: Kevin Murphy | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Joel Hodgson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 681

11. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Gamera vs. Guiron (1991)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

It's Gamera Movie #4, including the Gamera Theme Song and a reenactment of an old favorite magic trick.

Director: Jim Mallon | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Joel Hodgson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 338

12. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Operation Double 007 (1993)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

In Operation Kid Brother (1967), a plastic surgeon gets recruited to stop a villain from developing radioactive rugs. The Bots watch some of Joel's home movies, try to hypnotize Tom, and get a visit from their old friend Torgo.

Director: Kevin Murphy | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Joel Hodgson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 318

13. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: The Painted Hills (1993)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Joel and the Bots learn from Body Care and Grooming (1947) that they might as well be dead if they don't keep their socks tidy. Later, the guys take on The Painted Hills (1951) in which ... See full summary »

Director: Trace Beaulieu | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Joel Hodgson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 294

14. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: The Day the Earth Froze (1993)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Joel and the Bots learn the ins and outs of the circus in the short Here Comes the Circus (1946) and then try to make sense of the Nordic fairy tale film The Day the Earth Froze (1959). ... See full summary »

Director: Trace Beaulieu | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Joel Hodgson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 338

15. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: War of the Colossal Beast (1991)

TV-14 | 97 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Joel and the Bots watch the classic short Mr. B Natural (1957) in which an androgynous person named Mr. B. Natural teaches a geeky middle schooler to play a musical instrument. Moving on to ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Mallon | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Joel Hodgson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 294

16. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Time of the Apes (1991)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Joel and the Bots watch a Japanese rip-off of Planet of the Apes, stage their own version of "Inherit the Wind", and Crow shows off the latest in ape fashion.

Director: Jim Mallon | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Joel Hodgson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 376

17. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Night of the Blood Beast (1996)

Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

A jingle writer's honeymoon is derailed when he is forced to write a tune overnight while his new bride fantasizes about redecorating their home with telephones in Once Upon a Honeymoon (... See full summary »

Director: Trace Beaulieu | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Michael J. Nelson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 328

18. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Hercules (1993)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Joel and the Bots have a casual day on the SOL and endure another incoherent Hercules movie (Hercules (1958)).

Director: Kevin Murphy | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Joel Hodgson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 254

19. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: The She-Creature (1997)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Pearl and Bobo plot their escape from the Observers' planet while the SOL crew is subjected to a dark, dreary tale of hypnotism, murder, and chesty amphibians.

Director: Jim Mallon | Stars: Kevin Murphy, Jim Mallon, Michael J. Nelson, Mary Jo Pehl

Votes: 223

20. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Gamera vs. Barugon (1991)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

The Mads send the crew another Gamera movie. This time, a group of travelers scour the jungle in search of a giant opal. What they find is actually the egg of a lizard-dog creature called ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Mallon | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Joel Hodgson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 287

21. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Gamera vs. Gaos (1991)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Gamera is back and this time he is up against Gaos, a bat-monster with the ability to shoot laser beams. Joel and the Bots make an arts and crafts project.

Director: Jim Mallon | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Joel Hodgson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 265

22. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Mighty Jack (1991)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

A secret organization called Mighty Jack (1968) uses a submarine to battle a terrorist organization. Joel and the Bots make a Mighty Jack pet food commercial and sing the song "Slow The Plot Down!".

Director: Jim Mallon | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Joel Hodgson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 234

23. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Radar Secret Service (1993)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Mike and the Bots learn the dangers of not paying attention at railroad crossings in the short Last Clear Chance (1959). Later, they watch government agents use high-tech radar to track ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Murphy | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Michael J. Nelson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 223

24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: The Human Duplicators (1992)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Joel and the Bots watch an alien infiltrate a scientist's human duplicator machine in The Human Duplicators (1965). On the SOL, the guys make spaceships from household objects and Servo shows off his duplicating skills.

Director: Kevin Murphy | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Joel Hodgson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 223

25. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Escape 2000 (1996)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

A grunge punk fights an evil corporation enforcing an evacuation of the Bronx in Escape from the Bronx (1983). Mike and the Bots have "Men's Night" on the SOL and Dr. Forester tries to come up with a way to boost the show's ratings.

Director: Jim Mallon | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Michael J. Nelson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 301

26. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Kitten with a Whip (1994)

TV-14 | 92 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

A Senate candidate finds a seductive reform school dropout hiding in his home in Kitten with a Whip (1964). The crew throws a Mexican fiesta like the one in the film and chat with a real kitten with a whip on the Hexfield.

Director: Jim Mallon | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Michael J. Nelson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 219

27. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: The Undead (1997)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

A woman gets hypnotized back into her Dark Age'd past life while Tom takes a crack at being an observer.

Director: Kevin Murphy | Stars: Bill Corbett, Jim Mallon, Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 248

28. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: The Leech Woman (1997)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

An aging woman ventures to Africa to learn the secret of eternal youth but finds it comes at the price of human life in The Leech Woman (1960). On the SOL, the nanites go on strike and ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Murphy | Stars: Bill Corbett, Jim Mallon, Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 228

29. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Samson vs. the Vampire Women (1995)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

While Mike and the Bots wrestle with Santo vs. the Vampire Women (1962), TV's Frank is assumed into Second Banana Heaven, leaving no one for Dr. Forrester to kill.

Director: Jim Mallon | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Michael J. Nelson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 324

30. The Yakuza (1974)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

American private-eye Harry Kilmer returns to Japan to rescue a friend's kidnapped daughter from the clutches of the Yakuza.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ken Takakura, Brian Keith, Herb Edelman

Votes: 7,140

31. Runaway Train (1985)

R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

67 Metascore

Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, Kyle T. Heffner

Votes: 25,131 | Gross: $7.94M

32. I Wake Up Screaming (1941)

Passed | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Why is Inspector Ed Cornell trying to railroad Frankie Christopher for the murder of model Vicky Lynn?

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Laird Cregar

Votes: 3,484

33. Them! (1954)

Not Rated | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness

Votes: 18,630

34. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Gamera vs. Guiron (1989)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

As two Earth boys plead for Gamera to rescue them from a planet of cannibals, Crow experiences a wonderful dream in which he turn the tables on the Mads.

Director: Vince Rodriguez | Stars: Joel Hodgson, J. Elvis Weinstein, Trace Beaulieu, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 178

35. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Time of the Apes (1989)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Adapted (i.e., shredded and stitched into incoherence) from the 1974 Japanese series Saru No Gundan, Time Of The Apes follows the travails of a scientist and two small children who are ... See full summary »

Director: Vince Rodriguez | Stars: Joel Hodgson, J. Elvis Weinstein, Trace Beaulieu, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 188

36. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Invasion of the Neptune Men (1997)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Our heroes discover just how boring an alien attack on Tokyo can be when they view an anti-vehicle for Sonny Chiba.

Director: Michael J. Nelson | Stars: Kevin Murphy, Michael J. Nelson, Mary Jo Pehl, Bill Corbett

Votes: 290

37. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Gamera vs. Barugon (1988)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

The historic first meeting between Gamera and the crew of the Satellite of Love.

Director: Vince Rodriguez | Stars: Joel Hodgson, J. Elvis Weinstein, Trace Beaulieu, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 172

38. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Gamera vs. Zigra (1988)

TV-14 | 100 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Crow gets unfrozen just in time for yet another Gamera film, and we meet the Mads for the first time.

Director: Vince Rodriguez | Stars: Joel Hodgson, J. Elvis Weinstein, Trace Beaulieu, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 176

39. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: San Francisco International (1994)

TV-14 | 93 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

It's a day in the life of the people who operate San Francisco International Airport while Mike distracts everyone with his Steve Urkle impersonation.

Director: Kevin Murphy | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Michael J. Nelson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 246

40. Ruthless People (1986)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

78 Metascore

A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.

Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Bette Midler, Danny DeVito, Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater

Votes: 24,620 | Gross: $71.62M

41. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Star Force: Fugitive Alien II (1988)

TV-14 | 100 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Today's experiment features real humans from Japan and a budget that must've been tens of dollars.

Director: Vince Rodriguez | Stars: Joel Hodgson, J. Elvis Weinstein, Trace Beaulieu, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 140

42. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Mighty Jack (1989)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

The 007-ish exploits of Mighty Jack -- a government organization created to defeat the notorious crime syndicate known as "Q" -- took everything that was bad about espionage movies and threw the rest out.

Director: Vince Rodriguez | Stars: Joel Hodgson, J. Elvis Weinstein, Trace Beaulieu, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 155

43. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Gamera (1988)

TV-14 | 92 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Crow is a frozen Christmas tree and Tom is busy, so Joel has to watch the original Gamera film all by himself.

Director: Vince Rodriguez | Stars: Joel Hodgson, J. Elvis Weinstein, Trace Beaulieu, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 184

44. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Gamera vs. Gaos (1988)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Tom Servo gets his new "Mighty Voice" and a chance to use it during another Gamera film. Crow is still frozen.

Director: Vince Rodriguez | Stars: Joel Hodgson, J. Elvis Weinstein, Trace Beaulieu, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 179

45. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: The Brute Man (1996)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi