|The Avengers 1998 PG-13, 95 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Thriller
Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman, Sean Connery, Jim Broadbent, Fiona Shaw, Eddie Izzard, Eileen Atkins, John Wood, Patrick Macnee, Carmen Ejogo, Keeley Hawes, Shaun Ryder, Nicholas Woodeson, Michael Godley, Richard Lumsden
British agents John Steed (Ralph Fiennes) and Emma Peel (Uma Thurman) set their sights on thwarting the efforts of Sir August de Wynter (Sean Connery) who plans to rule the country by controlling the weather and freezing Britain. During the investigation, Emma becomes a suspect, but then it is uncovered that Emma's double is the one working for Sir August.
|The Body 2001 PG-13, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Romance
Director: Jonas McCord
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Olivia Williams, John Shrapnel, Derek Jacobi, Jason Flemyng, John Wood, Makram Khoury, Vernon Dobtcheff, Ian McNeice, Mohammed Bakri, Lillian Lux, Yoav Dekelbaum, Sami Samir, Jordan Licht, Livor Goldstein
When Israeli archaeologist Sharon Golban (Olivia Williams) finds a crucified body from the First Century A.D., the Vatican sends a New Testament researcher, Father Matt Gutierrez (Antonio Banderas) to Jerusalem to investigate. Could it be the body of Christ? Tensions mount, and trouble spreads in the aftermath.
|Clothes in the Wardrobe 1992 TV, 82 min.|
aka: The Summer House
Director: Waris Hussein
Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Joan Plowright, Lena Headey, Julie Walters, David Threlfall, John Wood, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Catherine Schell, Maggie Steed, Gwyneth Strong
This British comedy/drama features Margaret (Lena Headey) as a young woman about to marry a mama's boy–40-year-old Syl (David Threlfall). Lili (Jeanne Moreau), a family friend, works to prevent the marriage.
|The Gambler 1997 N/R, 97 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Karoly Makk
Cast: Michael Gambon, Jodhi May, Polly Walker, Dominic West, Luise Rainer, Johan Leysen, John Wood, Angeline Ball, Tom Jansen, William Houston, Marjon Brandsma, Mark Lacey, Lucy Davis, Andras Fekete, Patrick Godfrey
Set in 1866, this story follows the Russian novelist, Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Michael Gambon), as he struggles to produce the manuscript for "The Gambler" in just 27 days. Anna (Jodhi May) is a student in need of money who takes a job working as a stenographer for Dostoyevsky. Anna soon realizes that the story is autobiographical, and, as she listens to the story of Polina's (Polly Walker) and Alexi's (Dominic West) romance and Alexi's gambling obsession, Anna becomes attracted to Dostoyevsky.
|An Ideal Husband 1999 PG-13, 96 min.|
Director: Oliver Parker
Cast: Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore, Jeremy Northam, Cate Blanchett, Minnie Driver, John Wood, Lindsay Duncan, Peter Vaughan, Jeroen Krabbe, Ben Pullen
When Mrs. Laura Cheveley (Julianne Moore) arrives in London and approaches a successful government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern (Jeremy Northam), with damaging information about his past, Chiltern turns to a wealthy bachelor, Lord Arthur Goring (Rupert Everett) for help in salvaging both his career and marriage. But Goring becomes the catalyst for unexpected relationships when he agrees to help his friend.
|Imagining Argentina 2003 R, 107 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Christopher Hampton
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Emma Thompson, Ruben Blades, Maria Canals-Barrera, Leticia Dolera, John Wood, Claire Bloom, Anton Lesser, Kuno Becker, Fernando Tielve, Stella Maris, Concha Hidalgo
During Argentina's military dictatorship in the 1970s and 1980s, theater director Carlos Rueda (Antonio Banderas) uses psychic powers as he desperately searches for his wife, Cecilia (Emma Thompson), and teenage daughter Teresa (Leticia Dolera). The two women have been abducted and are among Argentina's 30,000 "disaparecidos" who have vanished under the corrupt junta rule.
|Jane Eyre 1996 PG, 113 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg, William Hurt, Joan Plowright, Anna Paquin, Geraldine Chaplin, Fiona Shaw, John Wood, Josephine Serre, Billie Whitelaw, Maria Schneider, Nic Knight, Nicola Howard, Sasha Graff, Amanda Root, Leanne Rowe
This is Charlotte Bronte's classic tale of the persecuted girl, Jane Eyre (Charlotte Gainsbourg), who rises in life with her heartless aunt, Mrs. Reed (Fiona Shaw), and the repressive school run by the tyrannical Mr. Brocklehurst (John Wood). Following graduation, Jane is hired to care for a young child (Josephine Serre) and is taken under the wing of the maternal Mrs. Fairfax (Joan Plowright). Jane then finds her brooding soul mate in her master, Edward Rochester (William Hurt).
|Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986 R, 108 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Action / Romance / Thriller
Director: Penny Marshall
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Stephen Collins, Carol Kane, Jonathan Pryce, James Belushi, John Wood, Roscoe Lee Browne, Annie Potts, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz, Peter Michael Goetz, Sara Botsford, Jeroen Krabbe, Lynne Marie Stewart, Vyto Ruginis
Bored computer operator Terry Dolittle (Whoopi Goldberg) works at Manhattan's First National Bank and sends personal messages. She receives a reply from British spy Jack (Jonathan Pryce), using the code name "Jumpin' Jack Flash," who needs help getting out of the Soviet Union. Terry loves spy movies and decides to help Jack. Her decision results in her finding herself in the dangerous world of spies where she is kidnapped by the KGB and given truth serum. Will she be able to overcome her desperate situation and warn Jack in time for him to escape?
|Lady Jane 1986 PG-13, 140 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Trevor Nunn
Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Cary Elwes, John Wood, Michael Hordern, Jill Bennett, Jane Lapotaire, Patrick Stewart, Joss Ackland, Lee Montague, Richard Johnson, Warren Saire, Sara Kestelman, Ian Hogg, Richard Vernon, David Waller
When Henry VIII died, he left the English throne to his sickly son Edward (Warren Saire) who died a short time later. On his death, 16-year-old Lady Jane Grey (Helena Bonham Carter) became Queen of England. Her right to the crown was immediately challenged, and this is the story of her battle for what was hers.
|Ladyhawke 1985 PG, 121 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Sci-Fi / Comedy / Drama / Fantasy
Director: Richard Donner
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Leo McKern, John Wood, Ken Hutchison, Alfred Molina, Giancarlo Prete, Massimo Sarchielli, Loris Loddi, Alessandro Serra, Charles Borromel, Nicolina Papetti, Russell Case, Donald Hodson
In 13th-century France, convicted pickpocket Phillipe (Matthew Broderick) escapes from the dungeon and then is rescued in a dense forest by Captain Navarre (Rutger Hauer). Navarre tells Phillipe that the Bishop's (John Wood) men have been searching for him after he was involved in a romance with the Bishop's mistress Isabeau (Michelle Pfeiffer). The Bishop's confessor, Father Imperius (Leo McKern), has placed the lovers under a curse in which Navarre turns into a wolf at night, and Isabeau becomes a hawk during the day. Navarre convinces Phillipe to come to their aid, and they can only be returned to their human forms when the evil Bishop is killed.
|The Little Vampire 2000 PG, 95 min.|
Director: Uli Edel
Cast: Jonathan Lipnicki, Richard E. Grant, Jim Carter, Alice Krige, Rollo Weeks, John Wood, Pamela Gidley, Tommy Hinkley, Anna Popplewell, Dean Cook
Based on the characters from Angela Sommer-Bodenburg's popular children's series, this story is about eight-year-old Tony Thompson (Jonathan Lipnicki) whose family moves from San Diego to Scotland. Tony is lonely until he meets a young vampire, Rudolph (Rollo Weeks). The boys become close friends, and it is possible that, through Tony, Randolph and his family may escape their vampire existence and gain the condition of being human.
|Longitude 2000 TV, 200 min.|
Director: Charles Sturridge
Cast: Jeremy Irons, Michael Gambon, Gemma Jones, Nigel Davenport, Frank Finlay, Liam Jennings, John Wood, John Standing, Peter Cartwright, Anna Chancellor, Jonathan Coy, Christopher Hodsol, John Nettleton, Geoffrey Hutchings, Andrew Scott
Based on David Sobol's 1995 biography, this story centers on two men: John Harrison (Michael Gambon) who invented the marine chronometer during the 18th century and Rupert Gould (Jeremy Irons) who was obsessed with restoring Harrison's chronometer in the 20th century. Both of their stories are told as Gould battles British bureaucracy in order to restore the chronometer for use by the modern-day Navy.
|Love Is a Ball 1963 N/R, 113 min.|
Director: David Swift
Cast: Glenn Ford, Hope Lange, Charles Boyer, Ricardo Montalban, Telly Savalas, Ruth McDevitt, Ulla Jacobsson, Georgette Anys, John Wood, Andre Luguet
Pimm (Charles Boyer) is a matchmaker who creates romantic unions for those who graduate from his mail-order school.
|The Madness of King George 1994 N/R, 110 min.|
Director: Nicholas Hytner
Cast: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Julian Wadham, Rupert Everett, Amanda Donohoe, Rupert Graves, Ian Holm, John Wood, Jim Carter, Anthony Calf
King George III (Nigel Hawthorne) not only lost his mind, he also lost the United States when it won its independence. This film is delightful and a must-see for all history buffs who will enjoy watching as George's own son, the Prince of Wales (Rupert Everett), makes a power play for the throne. The film won an Academy Award for Art Direction and was nominated for three others, including Actor and Supporting Actress (Mirren).
|Metroland 1997 N/R, 105 min.|
Director: Philip Saville
Cast: Christian Bale, Emily Watson, Lee Ross, Elsa Zylberstein, Rufus, Jonathan Aris, Ifan Meredith, Amanda Ryan, John Wood, Brian Protheroe
Chris (Christian Bale) is living a placid life in London with his wife, Marion (Emily Watson), and their baby. Then, the appearance of his friend Toni (Lee Ross), after a 10-year absence, causes Chris to question his decision to choose marriage and family over his old life as a carefree bachelor.
|One More Time 1970 PG, 93 min.|
Director: Jerry Lewis
Cast: Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Herbert, Maggie Wright, John Wood, Allan Cuthbertson, Dudley Sutton, Anthony Nicholls, Moultrie Kelsall, Bill Maynard, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Ester Anderson, Glyn Owen, Leslie Sands
In this sequel to "Salt and Pepper," financially struggling Chris Pepper and Charlie Salt (Peter Lawford and Sammy Davis Jr.) are now running a nightclub when Chris' twin brother is murdered. Chris exchanges clothing with his deceased brother and pretends to be his brother. Later, they learn that the brother was a diamond smuggler, and his accomplices who murdered him believe that he is still alive–and the chase is on through the English countryside.
|The Purple Rose of Cairo 1985 PG, 82 min.|
Director: Woody Allen
Cast: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Dianne Wiest, Van Johnson, Zoe Caldwell, John Wood, Milo O'Shea, Michael Tucker, Edward Herrmann
A movie hero (Jeff Daniels) stops action and steps out of a film and into the life of a bored housewife (Mia Farrow).
|The Revengers' Comedies 1998 PG-13, 85 min.|
aka: Sweet Revenge
Director: Malcolm Mowbray
Cast: Sam Neill, Helena Bonham Carter, Kristin Scott Thomas, Rupert Graves, Martin Clunes, Steve Coogan, John Wood, Liz Smith, Anita Dobson, Charlotte Coleman, Adrian Scarborough, Sandra Reinton, Zoe Hilson, Jamie O'Brien, Francois Domange
This predictable comedy features Sam Neill as suicidal businessman Henry Bell who meets Karen (Helena Bonham Carter). Karen, in turn, plans the same suicide method: jumping off London's Tower Bridge. Their lives change after they talk and plot revenge against each others' enemies.
|Richard III 1995 R, 104 min.|
Director: Richard Loncraine
Cast: Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas, Nigel Hawthorne, Robert Downey Jr., John Wood, Jim Broadbent, Bill Paterson, Edward Hardwicke, Jim Carter, Adrian Dunbar, Roger Hammond, Tim McInnery, Dominic West
The story remains the same as Richard uses seduction and murder to attain power in Shakespeare's story of the treacherous English monarch Richard III (Ian McKellen). There is a twist to the screen adaptation: the time has been updated to the 1930s, and the hunchbacked king is a Fascist. After killing members of his family, Richard finally does gain the throne and attempts to set up a dictatorship. In this version of Shakespeare's story, the famous lines, "My horse! My horse! My kingdom for a horse." are uttered by Richard when his jeep gets stuck in the mud.
|Sabrina 1995 PG, 128 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance / Drama
Director: Sydney Pollack
Cast: Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, Greg Kinnear, Nancy Marchand, Lauren Holly, John Wood, Angie Dickinson, Richard Crenna, Miriam Colon, Dana Ivey, Elizabeth Franz, Fanny Ardant, Valerie Lemercier, Patrick Bruel, Becky Ann Baker
In this remake of Billy Wilder's 1954 fable, Julia Ormond takes on the role of Sabrina, the chauffeur's daughter who is infatuated with rich playboy David (Greg Kinnear). Her father sends her to work in Paris, and years later when Sabrina returns, Linus (Harrison Ford) tries to keep his brother, David, away from her. The question is "why?" Is it because Linus sees her as a threat, or is he really in love with Sabrina?
|Shadowlands 1993 PG, 130 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Richard Attenborough
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger, Edward Hardwicke, John Wood, Robert Flemyng, Michael Denison, Joseph Mazzello, Gerald Sim, Peter Firth, Julian Firth, Tim McMullan, Andrew Hawkins, Peter Howell, James Frain, Toby Whithouse
Anthony Hopkins plays real-life scholar C.S. Lewis, and Debra Winger takes on the role of poet Joy Gresham as they begin their relationship through letters to each other. They fall in love, marry, and live happily until Joy's untimely death. Debra Winger was nominated for an Oscar. This film is an adaptation of the TV film of 1985.
|Somebody Killed Her Husband 1978 PG, 97 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Mystery
Director: Lamont Johnson
Cast: Farrah Fawcett, Jeff Bridges, John Wood, Tammy Grimes, John Glover, Patricia Elliott, Beeson Carroll, Mary McCarty, Laurence Guittard, Eddie Lawrence, Vincent Robert Santa Lucia, Arthur Rhyris, Jean-Pierre Stewart, Terri DuHaime, Sands Hall
After her estranged husband is killed, Jenny Moore (Farrah Fawcett) enlists the aid of her new lover, Jerry (Jeff Bridges), to solve the murder. Not only Jenny's husband, but two neighbors and a detective have been murdered also, and Jenny and Jerry are determined to solve the case themselves rather than calling in the police.
|A Stolen Face 1952 N/R, 71 min.|
Director: Terence Fisher
Cast: Paul Henreid, Lizabeth Scott, Andre Morell, Mary Mackenzie, John Wood, Susan Stephen, Arnold Ridley, Everley Gregg, Cyril Smith, Grace Gavin, Diana Beaumont, Terence O'Regan, John Bull, Janet Burnell, Alexis France
Doctor Philip Ritter (Paul Henreid) performs plastic surgery on the face of a convict to make her look like the woman he loves. After the surgery, they have a fling, but problems ensue when the "other woman" returns.
|Uncovered 1994 N/R, 105 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Jim McBride
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, John Wood, Sinead Cusack, Paudge Behan, Art Malik, Michael Gough, Helen McCrory, Peter Wingfield, Anthony Milner, James Villiers
Julia (Kate Beckinsale), who makes a living restoring old paintings, finds the words, "who killed the knight," in a painting. Curious, Julia works with chess expert Domenec (Paudge Behan) to uncover that murder and then suspects that a series of murders involving her friends may be related to the investigation.
|WarGames 1983 PG, 114 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: John Badham
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, Barry Corbin, Dennis Lipscomb, Joe Dorsey, Irving Metzman, Michael Ensign, James Tolkan, Juanin Clay, Kent Williams, William Bogert, Susan Davis, David Clover
David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) taps into the Pentagon's computer system and almost (accidentally) starts World War III. Although innocent of any serious crimes, espionage is suspected, and he is accused of working for the Russian government. Finally, it is David and his friend Jennifer (Ally Sheedy) who must stop the computer from commanding the launching of missiles.
|Which Way to the Front? 1970 G, 96 min.|
Director: Jerry Lewis
Cast: Jerry Lewis, Jan Murray, John Wood, Robert Middleton, Sidney Miller, Kaye Ballard, Paul Winchell, Gary Crosby
A private commando group, made up of 4-Fs, invades Italy during World War II. Jerry, why did you make this one?
|The White Countess 2005 PG-13, 135 min.|
Director: James Ivory
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, Lynn Redgrave, John Wood, Madeleine Potter, Madeleine Cooper, Allan Corduner, Hiroyuki Sanada, Luoyong Wang, Ying Da
In 1930s' Shanghai, exiled Russian Countess Sofia Belinsky (Natasha Richardson) takes a job as a nightclub dancer, and occasional prostitute, to support her deceased husband's family. While on the job, Sofia forms a relationship with blind, American expatriate Todd Jackson (Ralph Fiennes) who asks her to be the hostess at his new bar. As their friendship deepens, Todd's cynicism melts away–but only for awhile.
|The Young Americans 1993 R, 105 min.|
Director: Danny Cannon
Cast: Harvey Keitel, Iain Glen, Thandie Newton, Viggo Mortensen, Craig Kelly, Nigel Clauzel, James Duggan, Keith Allen, Terence Rigby, Dave Duffy, John Wood, Geoffrey McGivern, Christopher Adamson, Huggy Leaver, Dig Wayne
Multinational juvenile gangs, led by American drug baron Carl Frazer (Viggo Mortensen), are taking over the streets and clubs of London, and heroine trade is increasing. American drug enforcement agent John Harris (Harvey Keitel) is sent to London to help Scotland Yard in their efforts to clean up the mess.
|1. The Avengers (1998)|
2. The Body (2001)
3. Clothes in the Wardrobe (1992)
aka: The Summer House
4. The Gambler (1997)
5. An Ideal Husband (1999)
6. Imagining Argentina (2003)
7. Jane Eyre (1996)
8. Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)
9. Just for Fun (1963)
10. Lady Jane (1986)
11. Ladyhawke (1985)
12. The Little Vampire (2000)
13. Longitude (2000)
14. Love Is a Ball (1963)
15. The Madness of King George (1994)
16. Metroland (1997)
17. One More Time (1970)
18. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
19. The Revengers' Comedies (1998)
aka: Sweet Revenge
20. Richard III (1995)
21. Sabrina (1995)
22. Shadowlands (1993)
23. Somebody Killed Her Husband (1978)
24. A Stolen Face (1952)
25. Uncovered (1994)
26. WarGames (1983)
27. Which Way to the Front? (1970)
28. The White Countess (2005)
29. The Young Americans (1993)
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