Lieutenant Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is an expert United States Naval Aviator. When he encounters a pair of MiGs over the Persian Gulf, his wingman is outflown and panics. With little fuel left, Maverick is able to instruct him to fly back to the aircraft carrier. When his wingman turns in his wings, Maverick is moved up and sent to the Top Gun Naval Flying School. There he combats the superior attitudes of the other pilots and the haunting legacy of his father’s death in combat. When he encounters civilian Charlie Blackwood, he finds that not everything can be learned in a classroom.
Directors: Tony Scott Writers: Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr. Starring: Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins, Kelly McGillis Duration: 110 min Genre: Action, drama, romance MPAA: Rated PG-13 for intense war violence, sensual scenes, profanity, and drinking
Happy Gilmore wants to be a hockey player, but there’s one small detail: he can’t skate. When his grandmother’s house is foreclosed because she didn’t pay her taxes, Happy must try and find a way to make some money to help her. While at a driving range, he finds that he has hidden golf prowess, and others convince him to try pro golfing. Happy is initially reluctant, but when he learns he can make a lot of money, he gives it a try. His driving ability and goofy antics make him a crowd favorite, but tournament champion Shooter McGavin hates sharing the limelight, and tries to throw Happy out.
Directors: Dennis Dugan Writers: Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler Starring: Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen Duration: 92 min Genre: Comedy MPAA: Rated PG-13 for language and some comic sexuality
Crash is an aging minor league ball player, brought up from another team to mature a young pitcher. Both of them become involved with Ann, a baseball groupie with her own perspective on the game. It leads, inevitably, to jealousy and other issues for all involved.
Directors: Ron Shelton Writers: Ron Shelton Starring: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins Duration: 108 min Genre: Comedy, romance MPAA: Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity and pervasive language
When teenager Ren McCormack and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small Midwestern town, he’s in for a real case of culture shock. Though he tries hard to fit in, the streetwise Ren can’t believe he’s living in a town where rock music and dancing are illegal. He finds solace in the company of Ariel Moore, a troubled but lovely girl with a jealous boyfriend. Only Ren has the courage to initiate a battle to abolish the dance ordinance and revitalize the spirit of the repressed townspeople.
Directors: Herbert Ross Writers: Dean Pitchford Starring: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow Duration: 107 min Genre: Comedy, music, romance MPAA: Rated PG for sexual references, some violence, and profanity
Can two friends sleep together and still love each other in the morning?
Harry and Sally meet after they finish college in Chicago and embark on a road trip together to New York. They don’t hit it off, particularly because Harry believes that a man and a woman can never be just friends. Over the next 10 years, they occasionally bump into each other, and soon become great friends. They share the more intimate details of their lives with one another – hopes, dreams, failures and successes – though there’s no guarantee that the friendship will last after they sleep together.
Directors: Rob Reiner Writers: Nora Ephron Starring: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher Duration: 96 min Genre: Comedy, romance MPAA: Rated R for sex-related dialogue
What he really wanted was to spend Thanksgiving with his family. What he got was three days with the turkey.
All marketing executive Neal Page wants is to travel home to Chicago for Thanksgiving. After his flight is cancelled, Neal meets clumsy and talkative shower curtain ring salesman Del Griffith, who takes his cab. The two men travel to Chicago, where bad weather shuts down their airport. They are forced to land elsewhere, and make their way back. As their journey progresses, Neal finds himself at odds with his initial opinion of Del Griffith and his own character.
Directors: John Hughes Writers: John Hughes Starring: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins Duration: 93 min Genre: Comedy MPAA: Rated R for strong language and a brief sexual image
If at first you don’t succeed, then lower your standards.
Tommy Callahan Jr. is an unintelligent, clumsy man who graduated college after almost eight years. His father, Big Tom Callahan, owns an auto parts factory in Ohio. When Tommy gets back home, his dad introduces him to the new brake pad division of the factory and his soon-to-be stepmother, Beverly. But when Big Tom dies, the factory threatens to go under unless the new brake pads are sold, and so Tommy must set out on a hilarious trip to save his father’s business.
Directors: Peter Segal Writers: Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner Starring: Chris Farley, David Spade, Brian Dennehy Duration: 97 min Genre: Comedy MPAA: Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor, some drug content and nudity
They figured he was a lazy, time-wasting slacker. They were right.
When “The Dude” Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, his low-drama life changes for good. Little does he know that Mrs. Lebowski owes large sums of money to many dangerous people. After she’s kidnapped, Jeff Lewboski calls The Dude to deliver her ransom. Deception leads to even more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone wants something from The Dude.
Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore Duration: 117 min Genre: Comedy, crime MPAA: Rated R for pervasive strong language, drug content, sexuality and brief violence
The silent romantic comedy that catapulted star Clara Bow into fame and gave us the term “The It Girl.” Featuring live accompaniment on the mighty Wurlitzer organ!
At Waltham’s department store, lowly salesgirl Betty Lou swoons over Cyrus Waltham Jr., the handsome playboy son of the owner. To her disappointment, Waltham doesn’t even know Betty Lou is alive. Luckily, Betty’s got plenty of “it” — sex appeal. All she needs to do is attract his attention. She accepts a date with Waltham’s best friend Monty with the condition that they must go to the Ritz, where Waltham also has a date. Her plan works and in no time, she and Waltham are contemplating marriage. Their romance cools when a newspaper reporter mistakenly writes a story that casts Betty Lou in an undesirable light.
Directors: Clarence G. Badger, Josef von Sternberg Writers: Elinor Glyn, Hope Loring Starring: Clara Bow, Antonio Moreno, William Austin Duration: 72 min Genre: Comedy, romance
Celebrate Halloween with the iconic horror film starring John Barrymore. Featuring live accompaniment on the mighty Wurlitzer organ! A pre-show costume contest will be held prior to the 7:00pm screening.
Dr. Henry Jekyll’s enthusiasm for science and his selfless acts of service have made him a much-admired man. But as he visits Sir George Carew one evening, his host criticizes him for his reluctance to experiment with the more sensual side of life. After visiting a music hall, Dr. Jekyll becomes fascinated with the two contrasting sides of human nature and is obsessed with the idea of separating them. After extensive work in his laboratory, he devises a formula that allows him to alternate between two completely different personalities: his own, and that of a brutish, lascivious person whom he names Hyde. It is not long before the personality of Hyde begins to dominate Dr. Jekyll’s affairs.
Directors: John S. Robertson Writers: Robert Louis Stevenson, Clara S. Beranger Starring: John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield, Brandon Hurst Duration: 49 min Genre: Drama, horror, sci-fi
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