The Retro List

by Neville107 | created - 22 Dec 2016 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

Here's a list of titles that I recommend for the Millennial crowd on IMDB that asks for something good to watch. This list will introduce and expose you to some older titles to seek out. They're all entertaining and perfect for an evening's viewing. They're listed in no particular order.

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Instant Watch Options
  • Genres
  • Movies or TV
  • IMDb Rating
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year
  • Keywords





IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »




Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »




































































































1. Brain Donors (1992)

PG | 80 min | Comedy

44 Metascore

Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Tribute to The Marx Brothers, antics result as the trio try to ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: John Turturro, Bob Nelson, Mel Smith, Nancy Marchand

Votes: 3,849 | Gross: $0.92M

2. Private Lessons (1981)

R | 87 min | Comedy

34 Metascore

An immigrant housemaid seduces a 15-year-old boy and later fakes her own death as part of his chauffeur's blackmail plot. Troubles arise when the two start to fall in love.

Director: Alan Myerson | Stars: Sylvia Kristel, Howard Hesseman, Eric Brown, Patrick Piccininni

Votes: 3,133 | Gross: $26.28M

3. The Super Cops (1974)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

The true story of two New York City cops. Greenberg & Hantz fought the system, became detectives and were known on the streets as "Batman & Robin".

Director: Gordon Parks | Stars: Ron Leibman, David Selby, Sheila Frazier, Pat Hingle

Votes: 681

4. 47 Meters Down (2017)

PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

52 Metascore

Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.

Director: Johannes Roberts | Stars: Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Matthew Modine, Chris Johnson

Votes: 44,401 | Gross: $44.31M

5. PCU (1994)

PG-13 | 79 min | Comedy

42 Metascore

A high school senior visits college for the weekend, and stays at the wildest house on campus in this classic tale of anti-political-correctness.

Director: Hart Bochner | Stars: Jeremy Piven, Chris Young, Megan Ward, Jon Favreau

Votes: 11,662 | Gross: $4.35M

6. Coneheads (1993)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

49 Metascore

Aliens with conical crania crash-land on Earth.

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Robert Knott, Jonathan Penner

Votes: 48,612 | Gross: $21.27M

7. Class of 1984 (1982)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

49 Metascore

A new teacher at a troubled inner-city high school soon ends up clashing with the delinquent leader of a punk posse that runs the school.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Perry King, Merrie Lynn Ross, Timothy Van Patten, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 8,897

8. Oxford Blues (1984)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

A young American hustler pursues the girl of his dreams to Oxford, where he must enroll to obtain her.

Director: Robert Boris | Stars: Rob Lowe, Ally Sheedy, Amanda Pays, Julian Sands

Votes: 2,832 | Gross: $8.79M

9. Wolfen (1981)

R | 115 min | Horror, Thriller

64 Metascore

A New York cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks.

Director: Michael Wadleigh | Stars: Albert Finney, Diane Venora, Edward James Olmos, Gregory Hines

Votes: 8,537 | Gross: $10.63M

10. With Honors (1994)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

Convinced his thesis will have him graduate with honors from Harvard University, a stuffy student finds himself at the mercy of a homeless man's demands when he holds the papers hostage.

Director: Alek Keshishian | Stars: Joe Pesci, Brendan Fraser, Moira Kelly, Patrick Dempsey

Votes: 12,731 | Gross: $20.04M

11. King of the Hill (1993)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, History

86 Metascore

A young boy struggles on his own in a run-down motel after his parents and younger brother are separated from him in 1930s Depression-era Midwest.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Jesse Bradford, Jeroen Krabbé, Lisa Eichhorn, Karen Allen

Votes: 7,112 | Gross: $1.30M

12. Watch It (1993)

R | 102 min | Comedy

Mike, Danny, and Rick are grown men who share a house in Chicago. They take on a fourth house mate, John, who is Mike's estranged first cousin. John's welcome to the house is crowned by his... See full summary »

Director: Tom Flynn | Stars: Peter Gallagher, Suzy Amis, John C. McGinley, Jon Tenney

Votes: 534 | Gross: $0.12M

13. Untamed Heart (1993)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A waitress hardly notices a shy busboy who secretly loves her; until one night she's attacked and he comes to her rescue. From there a relationship sparks but one secret could mean disaster for these fated lovers.

Director: Tony Bill | Stars: Christian Slater, Marisa Tomei, Rosie Perez, Kyle Secor

Votes: 12,198 | Gross: $18.90M

14. The Spitfire Grill (1996)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire ... See full summary »

Director: Lee David Zlotoff | Stars: Alison Elliott, Ellen Burstyn, Marcia Gay Harden, Will Patton

Votes: 5,149 | Gross: $12.64M

15. Extreme Measures (1996)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A young doctor confronts a famous colleague; when he learns about the true methods of his work.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, David Morse

Votes: 16,420 | Gross: $17.31M

16. Stone Cold (1991)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A tough Alabama cop is blackmailed by the FBI into going undercover in a violent Mississippi biker gang.

Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Brian Bosworth, Lance Henriksen, William Forsythe, Arabella Holzbog

Votes: 6,566 | Gross: $9.29M

17. Action Jackson (1988)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

36 Metascore

Vengence drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition.

Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Carl Weathers, Craig T. Nelson, Vanity, Sharon Stone

Votes: 9,564 | Gross: $20.26M

18. The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest (2002)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy

20 Metascore

Andy works in marketing but wants to create something "real" so he gets a job in research with huge a pay cut. He teams with 3 nerds to develop a $99 PC for 3rd world students. Then comes the dot-com crash.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Adam Garcia, Rosario Dawson, Jake Busey, Enrico Colantoni

Votes: 3,002 | Gross: $0.00M

19. Extreme Prejudice (1987)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

51 Metascore

A Texas Ranger and a ruthless narcotics kingpin - they were childhood friends, now they are adversaries...

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Nick Nolte, Powers Boothe, Michael Ironside, Maria Conchita Alonso

Votes: 5,790 | Gross: $11.31M

20. Lost and Delirious (2001)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

A newcomer to a posh girls boarding school discovers that her two senior roommates are lovers.

Director: Léa Pool | Stars: Piper Perabo, Jessica Paré, Mischa Barton, Jackie Burroughs

Votes: 19,385 | Gross: $0.30M

21. Boxing Helena (1993)

R | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

26 Metascore

A surgeon becomes obsessed with the seductive woman he once was in an affair with. Refusing to accept that she has moved on, he amputates her limbs and holds her captive in his mansion.

Director: Jennifer Lynch | Stars: Julian Sands, Sherilyn Fenn, Bill Paxton, Kurtwood Smith

Votes: 11,024 | Gross: $1.80M

22. The Craft (1996)

R | 101 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

55 Metascore

A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who anger them.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True

Votes: 71,585 | Gross: $24.88M

23. Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

Competition between privately owned Los Angeles ambulance companies is played for humor.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Bill Cosby, Raquel Welch, Harvey Keitel, Allen Garfield

Votes: 2,807 | Gross: $20.00M

24. Lucky Lady (1975)

PG | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A trio of rum-runners during prohibition in the 1930s engage in a menage-a-trois after business hours.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Gene Hackman, Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds, Geoffrey Lewis

Votes: 1,030 | Gross: $24.44M

25. Lepke (1975)

R | 110 min | Biography, Drama

Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter is head of Murder Inc., the syndicate that spattered the headlines of the day with blood.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Tony Curtis, Anjanette Comer, Michael Callan, Warren Berlinger

Votes: 295

26. Used Cars (1980)

R | 113 min | Comedy

68 Metascore

When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Kurt Russell, Jack Warden, Gerrit Graham, Frank McRae

Votes: 12,805

27. The Wanderers (1979)

R | 112 min | Drama

64 Metascore

The Wanderers is a teenage, Italian gang in Bronx, NYC, 1963. They have their confrontations with other gangs. Drugs and weapons are uncool. Adult life awaits them.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Ken Wahl, Karen Allen, John Friedrich, Toni Kalem

Votes: 9,469 | Gross: $0.01M

28. Up the Academy (1980)

R | 87 min | Comedy

29 Metascore

Four boys are sent, for different reasons, to a Military Academy. The life of discipline asks a lot of the four geeks. Of course these boys know how to make a party out of the hard times. Will they be "real men" after one year.

Director: Robert Downey Sr. | Stars: Ron Leibman, Wendell Brown, Ralph Macchio, Tommy Citera

Votes: 1,482

29. Shanks (1974)

PG | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror

A mute puppeteer uses a deceased scientist's invention to control dead bodies like puppets.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Marcel Marceau, Tsilla Chelton, Philippe Clay, Cindy Eilbacher

Votes: 498

30. The 13th Warrior (1999)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, History

42 Metascore

A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Stopping at a Viking village port to restock on supplies, he finds himself unwittingly embroiled in a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land.

Directors: John McTiernan, Michael Crichton | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora, Dennis Storhøi, Vladimir Kulich

Votes: 112,856 | Gross: $32.70M

31. Trick Baby (1972)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Two Phildelphia con men try to evade gangsters they have conned and cops who are trying to put them in jail.

Director: Larry Yust | Stars: Kiel Martin, Mel Stewart, Dallas Edward Hayes, Beverly Ballard

Votes: 412

32. Capricorn One (1977)

PG | 123 min | Action, Thriller

A NASA Mars mission won't work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once. But then they have to keep the secret.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro, Sam Waterston

Votes: 19,216

33. The Cassandra Crossing (1976)

R | 129 min | Drama, Thriller

Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease. Nobody will let them off the train. So what happens next?

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Martin Sheen, O.J. Simpson

Votes: 6,967

34. Dark Angel (1990)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Horror

A Renegade Cop is forced to work with an FBI Agent in order to bring down a group of Drug Dealers with sinister plans.

Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Brian Benben, Betsy Brantley, Matthias Hues

Votes: 9,706 | Gross: $4.35M

35. Sweet Sugar (1972)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

Prostitute Sugar is set up by a corrupt politician. She is convinced of the futility of appealing her case in the courts and signs on to a chain gang run by the notorious Dr. John who ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Levesque | Stars: Phyllis Davis, Ellaraino, Timothy Brown, Pamela Collins

Votes: 488

36. P2 (2007)

R | 98 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

37 Metascore

A businesswoman is pursued by a psychopath after being locked in a parking garage on Christmas Eve.

Director: Franck Khalfoun | Stars: Rachel Nichols, Wes Bentley, Simon Reynolds, Philip Akin

Votes: 30,458 | Gross: $3.99M

37. Trackdown (1976)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama

When his sister Betsy packs up and leaves the family's Montana cattle ranch to find fame and fortune in Hollywood, her brother Jim decides to follow after her to make sure she doesn't get ... See full summary »

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: James Mitchum, Karen Lamm, Anne Archer, Erik Estrada

Votes: 238

38. Lifeforce (1985)

R | 101 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

50 Metascore

A race of space vampires arrives in London and infects the populace, beginning an apocalyptic descent into chaos.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay

Votes: 20,946 | Gross: $11.60M

39. Reckless (1984)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rebellious football player Johnny falls for cheerleader Tracy. They come from opposite backgrounds; she's from a comfortable well off family, his is poor and broken. Tracy already has a ... See full summary »

Director: James Foley | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Daryl Hannah, Kenneth McMillan, Cliff De Young

Votes: 1,797 | Gross: $8.29M

40. Operation: Daybreak (1975)

PG | 118 min | Drama, History, War

In 1942, Britain sends a group of British-trained Czech commandos to Prague to assassinate SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, head of the Nazi security services.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Martin Shaw, Joss Ackland, Nicola Pagett

Votes: 1,670

41. Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)

PG | 143 min | Drama, Music

59 Metascore

A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas, Olympia Dukakis

Votes: 34,282 | Gross: $82.57M

42. S.O.B. (1981)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, William Holden, Marisa Berenson, Larry Hagman

Votes: 5,201 | Gross: $14.87M

43. The Gumball Rally (1976)

PG | 105 min | Comedy

37 Metascore

An eclectic group of people take part in a secret, and illegal, cross country road race.

Director: Charles Bail | Stars: Michael Sarrazin, Tim McIntire, Raul Julia, Norman Burton

Votes: 3,468

44. Phase IV (1974)

PG | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants to destroy them.

Director: Saul Bass | Stars: Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy, Lynne Frederick, Alan Gifford

Votes: 6,766

45. By the Sword (1991)

R | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Sport

A mysterious man, Suba, gets himself a job at a fencing academy, and as he learns the way of the students, the school, and its maestro, they learn that there's more to him than meets the ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Eric Roberts, Mia Sara, Christopher Rydell

Votes: 1,410

46. Over the Edge (1979)

PG | 95 min | Crime, Drama

7.4