Plot Author Matching "Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>" (Sorted by Release Date Ascending)



1. The Third Man (1949)

Approved | 93 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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97 Metascore

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard

Votes: 157,273 | Gross: $0.45M

2. Them! (1954)

Not Rated | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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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: 19,800

3. The Ten Commandments (1956)

G | 220 min | Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Moses, an Egyptian Prince, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson

Votes: 62,996 | Gross: $93.74M

4. Paths of Glory (1957)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, War

8.4
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90 Metascore

After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready

Votes: 175,863

5. Geronimo (1962)

Approved | 101 min | Action, Biography, History

5.8
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In 1880s Arizona, General Crook and his troops are trying to subdue the last tribe of Apache led by Geronimo.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Chuck Connors, Kamala Devi, Pat Conway, Armando Silvestre

Votes: 1,016

6. Tobruk (1967)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, War

6.4
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A Canadian POW major is rescued by a special British military unit made up of Germans to help lead an attack on a major Nazi fuel depot in Tobruk, Libya.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Rock Hudson, George Peppard, Nigel Green, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 2,825

7. Silent Running (1972)

G | 89 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.7
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67 Metascore

In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's botany, kept in a greenhouse aboard a spacecraft.

Director: Douglas Trumbull | Stars: Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin, Jesse Vint

Votes: 26,501 | Gross: $0.69M

8. Bad Company (1972)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.0
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A God-fearing Ohio boy dodging the Civil War draft arrives in St. Joseph, MO where he joins up with a hardscrabble group of like runaways heading west

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Barry Brown, Jim Davis, David Huddleston

Votes: 3,639

9. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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In Vinegaroon, Texas, former outlaw Roy Bean appoints himself the judge for the region and dispenses his brand of justice as he sees fit.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Paul Newman, Ava Gardner, Roy Jenson, Gary Combs

Votes: 7,232 | Gross: $0.60M

10. The Day of the Jackal (1973)

PG | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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80 Metascore

A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair, Alan Badel

Votes: 37,039 | Gross: $16.06M

11. Enter the Dragon (1973)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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83 Metascore

A secret agent comes to an opium lord's island fortress with other fighters for a martial-arts tournament.

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly, Ahna Capri

Votes: 95,487 | Gross: $25.00M

12. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.7
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68 Metascore

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 26,277

13. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 202 min | Crime, Drama

9.0
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90 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,115,547 | Gross: $57.30M

14. The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Drama

6.7
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After WW1, an ex-pilot takes up barn-storming and chance-meets a former German ace fighter pilot with whom he co-stars in Hollywood war movies depicting aerial dog-fights.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Robert Redford, Bo Svenson, Bo Brundin, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 5,337 | Gross: $20.64M

15. Death Race 2000 (1975)

R | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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59 Metascore

In a dystopian future, a cross country automobile race requires contestants to run down innocent pedestrians to gain points that are tallied based on each kill's brutality.

Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone, Simone Griffeth, Mary Woronov

Votes: 24,371 | Gross: $8.00M

16. French Connection II (1975)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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68 Metascore

"Popeye" Doyle travels to Marseille to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler who eluded him in New York.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Bernard Fresson, Philippe Léotard

Votes: 16,538 | Gross: $12.48M

17. Dersu Uzala (1975)

G | 142 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.3
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The Russian army sends an explorer on an expedition to the snowy Siberian wilderness where he makes friends with a seasoned local hunter.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Maksim Munzuk, Yuriy Solomin, Mikhail Bychkov, Vladimir Khrulyov

Votes: 23,430

18. Barry Lyndon (1975)

PG | 185 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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89 Metascore

An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger

Votes: 147,767

19. Cross of Iron (1977)

R | 119 min | Drama, War

7.5
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German commander Captain Hauptmann Stransky (Maximilian Schell) places a squad in extreme danger after Sergeant Rolf Steiner (James Coburn) refuses to lie for him.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner

Votes: 24,938

20. Sorcerer (1977)

PG | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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68 Metascore

Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous Latin American jungle.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, Amidou

Votes: 17,721 | Gross: $12.00M

21. Go Tell the Spartans (1978)

R | 114 min | Drama, War

6.6
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During the early 1960s, U.S. military advisers in South Vietnam discover the same challenges that plagued the French army in Indochina ten years prior.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Craig Wasson, Jonathan Goldsmith, Marc Singer

Votes: 2,491

22. Watership Down (1978)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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64 Metascore

Hoping to escape destruction by human developers and save their community, a colony of rabbits, led by Hazel and Fiver, seek out a safe place to set up a new warren.

Directors: Martin Rosen, John Hubley | Stars: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson, Michael Graham Cox

Votes: 33,388

23. 1941 (1979)

PG | 118 min | Action, Comedy, War

5.8
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34 Metascore

Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Treat Williams, Nancy Allen

Votes: 31,144 | Gross: $31.76M

24. Saturn 3 (1980)

R | 96 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.2
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9 Metascore

Two lovers stationed at a remote base in the asteroid fields of Saturn are intruded upon by a retentive technocrat from Earth and his charge: a malevolent eight foot robot.

Directors: Stanley Donen, John Barry | Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Kirk Douglas, Harvey Keitel, Ed Bishop

Votes: 8,295

25. The Changeling (1980)

R | 107 min | Horror

7.2
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70 Metascore

After the death of his wife and daughter in a car crash, a music professor staying at an old mansion is dragged into a decades-old murder of a child by an inexplicable presence in the mansion's attic.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas, Jean Marsh

Votes: 30,055

26. Tom Horn (1980)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
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An ex-army scout is hired by ranchers to kill cattle rustlers but he gets into trouble with the corrupt local officials when he kills a boy.

Director: William Wiard | Stars: Steve McQueen, Linda Evans, Richard Farnsworth, Billy Green Bush

Votes: 4,766

27. Kagemusha (1980)

PG | 162 min | Drama, History, War

8.0
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84 Metascore

A petty thief with an utter resemblance to a samurai warlord is hired as the lord's double. When the warlord later dies the thief is forced to take up arms in his place.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Jinpachi Nezu

Votes: 31,817

28. Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)

PG | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.5
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A young farmer sets out to recruit mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet, which is under threat of invasion by the evil tyrant Sador and his armada of aggressors.

Directors: Jimmy T. Murakami, Roger Corman | Stars: George Peppard, Robert Vaughn, Richard Thomas, John Saxon

Votes: 7,983

29. Windwalker (1980)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

6.9
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In 1797 Utah, an aged Cheyenne patriarch helps his kin to fight off a raiding party of rival Crow warriors and he tells his grandchildren the story of their family.

Director: Kieth Merrill | Stars: Trevor Howard, Nick Ramus, James Remar, Serene Hedin

Votes: 973 | Gross: $18.64M

30. The Dogs of War (1980)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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56 Metascore

Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger, Colin Blakely, Hugh Millais

Votes: 7,630

31. Mephisto (1981)

Unrated | 144 min | Drama

7.8
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In early-1930s Germany, a passionate stage actor finds himself before a dilemma: renounce his apolitical stance and comply with the Reich's doctrine, or face oblivion. But, Faustian bargains never end well. What is the price of success?

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Krystyna Janda, Ildikó Bánsági, Rolf Hoppe

Votes: 9,394

32. Outland (1981)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

6.6
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48 Metascore

A federal marshal stationed at a mining colony on the Jupiter moon of Io uncovers a drug-smuggling conspiracy. He gets no help from the workers or authorities when he finds himself marked for murder.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Sean Connery, Frances Sternhagen, Peter Boyle, James Sikking

Votes: 27,084 | Gross: $17.37M

33. Eye of the Needle (1981)

R | 112 min | Romance, Thriller, War

7.1
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61 Metascore

A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Kate Nelligan, Stephen MacKenna, Philip Martin Brown

Votes: 9,526 | Gross: $17.58M

34. Southern Comfort (1981)

R | 106 min | Action, Thriller

7.2
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63 Metascore

During a routine exercise, a team of National Guards are threatened by angry and violent locals.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe, Fred Ward, Franklyn Seales

Votes: 16,291 | Gross: $5.00M

35. The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

5.6
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A speculation on the fate of the famous hijacker who parachuted with his ransom and disappeared in the mountains, has Cooper following a meticulous plan to disappear into anonymity despite the best efforts of a dogged cop.

Directors: Roger Spottiswoode, Buzz Kulik | Stars: Robert Duvall, Treat Williams, Kathryn Harrold, Ed Flanders

Votes: 1,033 | Gross: $3.70M

36. The Amateur (1981)

R | 112 min | Crime, Thriller

5.8
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A researcher for the CIA who convinces his superiors to send him to the eastern bloc in order to avenge the murder of his wife by enemy agents discovers a web of deception underneath his ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: John Savage, Christopher Plummer, Marthe Keller, Arthur Hill

Votes: 760 | Gross: $6.89M

37. Quest for Fire (1981)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.3
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79 Metascore

This story takes place in prehistoric time when three tribesmen search for a new fire source.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Everett McGill, Ron Perlman, Nicholas Kadi, Rae Dawn Chong

Votes: 20,591 | Gross: $20.96M

38. The Final Option (1982)

R | 125 min | Action, Thriller

6.3
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It's suspected that a peace/anti-nuke organization in UK has some extremists willing to use terrorism. The action will probably be against an embassy in London. The SAS/Special Air Service try to get the organization infiltrated.

Director: Ian Sharp | Stars: Lewis Collins, Judy Davis, Richard Widmark, Edward Woodward

Votes: 2,810 | Gross: $2.67M

39. They Call Me Bruce (1982)

PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy

5.8
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A goofy Korean finds his life hopelessly complicated with people continually confusing him with Bruce Lee.

Director: Elliott Hong | Stars: Johnny Yune, Margaux Hemingway, Raf Mauro, Pam Huntington

Votes: 1,420 | Gross: $16.89M

40. High Road to China (1983)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.1
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42 Metascore

During WW1, an alcoholic American biplane pilot is hired by the spoiled daughter of an industrialist to find her father who disappeared in Asia.

Director: Brian G. Hutton | Stars: Tom Selleck, Bess Armstrong, Jack Weston, Wilford Brimley

Votes: 4,882 | Gross: $28.40M

41. Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)

PG | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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65 Metascore

After helping the local police with some horse thieves, a Texas Ranger aims at a drug lord with arms trade as well. They're interested in the same woman and they're both into martial arts.

Director: Steve Carver | Stars: Chuck Norris, David Carradine, Barbara Carrera, Leon Isaac Kennedy

Votes: 10,852 | Gross: $12.23M

42. The Osterman Weekend (1983)

R | 103 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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During the Cold War, a controversial television journalist is asked by the C.I.A. to persuade certain acquaintances, who are Soviet Agents of the Omega network, to defect.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Rutger Hauer, John Hurt, Craig T. Nelson, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 7,967 | Gross: $6.49M

43. Children of the Corn (1984)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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45 Metascore

A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believes that everyone over age 18 must be killed.

Director: Fritz Kiersch | Stars: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong, John Franklin

Votes: 47,264 | Gross: $14.57M

44. The Natural (1984)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sport

7.5
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61 Metascore

A middle-aged unknown comes seemingly out of nowhere to become a legendary baseball player with almost supernatural talent.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger

Votes: 43,798 | Gross: $47.95M

45. Red Dawn (1984)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Drama

6.4
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53 Metascore

It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen

Votes: 50,925 | Gross: $38.38M

46. Dreamscape (1984)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

6.3
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63 Metascore

A young psychic on the run from himself is recruited by a government agency experimenting with the use of the dream-sharing technology and is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of the U.S. president.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Eddie Albert

Votes: 13,611 | Gross: $11.48M

47. 2010 (1984)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.8
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53 Metascore

A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery, and H.A.L.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban

Votes: 49,351 | Gross: $40.20M

48. Starman (1984)

PG | 115 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

7.0
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70 Metascore

An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and makes her drive him across the country. The government tries to stop them.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 42,240 | Gross: $28.70M

49. The Emerald Forest (1985)

R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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After the son of engineer Bill Markham is abducted by an aboriginal tribe on the edge of the rain forest, the engineer spends the next 10 years searching for him.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Powers Boothe, Meg Foster, Yara Vaneau, William Rodriguez

Votes: 9,268 | Gross: $24.47M

50. Flesh+Blood (1985)

R | 126 min | Adventure, Drama

6.7
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56 Metascore

In medieval Europe, a young girl from a noble family is obsessed with her captors - commoners.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Burlinson, Jack Thompson

Votes: 16,419 | Gross: $0.10M


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