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Matinee | Movie Details for Director Joe Dante | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 81%  Matinee  99 min,  PG,  [Comedy, Drama]  [Joe Dante]  [29 Jan 1993]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 94%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win.
Actors:  Cathy Moriarty, John Goodman, Omri Katz, Simon Fenton
Plot:  A small-time film promoter releases a kitschy horror film during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Writer:  Jerico (story), Charles S. Haas (story), Charles S. Haas (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Gremlins | Movie Details for Director Joe Dante | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 75%  Gremlins  106 min,  PG,  [Comedy, Fantasy, Horror]  [Joe Dante]  [08 Jun 1984]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 84%, Metacritic 70/100, External Reviews
Awards:  7 wins & 6 nominations.
Actors:  Don Steele, Hoyt Axton, John Louie, Keye Luke, Phoebe Cates, Zach Galligan
Plot:  A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
Writer:  Chris Columbus
Language:  English, Spanish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Innerspace | Movie Details for Director Joe Dante | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 72%  Innerspace  120 min,  PG,  [Action, Adventure, Comedy]  [Joe Dante]  [01 Jul 1987]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 82%, Metacritic 66/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations.
Actors:  Dennis Quaid, Kevin McCarthy, Martin Short, Meg Ryan
Plot:  A hapless store clerk must foil criminals to save the life of the man who, miniaturized in a secret experiment, was accidentally injected into him.
Writer:  Chip Proser (story), Jeffrey Boam (screenplay), Chip Proser (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Rock 'n' Roll High School | Movie Details for Director Allan Arkush, Joe Dante | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 72%  Rock 'n' Roll High School  93 min,  PG,  [Comedy, Music]  [Allan Arkush, Joe Dante]  [24 Aug 1979]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 80%, Metacritic 70/100, External Reviews
Actors:  Clint Howard, Dey Young, P.J. Soles, Vincent Van Patten
Plot:  A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration.
Writer:  Richard Whitley (screenplay), Russ Dvonch (screenplay), Joseph McBride (screenplay), Allan Arkush (story), Joe Dante (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Howling | Movie Details for Director Joe Dante | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 67%  The Howling  91 min,  R,  [Horror]  [Joe Dante]  [10 Apr 1981]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.6/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 68%, External Reviews
Awards:  2 wins & 2 nominations.
Actors:  Christopher Stone, Dee Wallace, Dennis Dugan, Patrick Macnee
Plot:  After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem.
Writer:  Gary Brandner (novel), John Sayles (screenplay), Terence H. Winkless (screenplay)
Language:  English, Spanish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Gremlins 2: The New Batch | Movie Details for Director Joe Dante | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 66%  Gremlins 2: The New Batch  106 min,  PG-13,  [Comedy, Fantasy, Horror]  [Joe Dante]  [15 Jun 1990]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 69%, External Reviews
Awards:  6 nominations.
Actors:  John Glover, Phoebe Cates, Robert Prosky, Zach Galligan
Plot:  The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken control of a New York media mogul's high-tech skyscraper.
Writer:  Chris Columbus (characters), Charles S. Haas
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Explorers | Movie Details for Director Joe Dante | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 66%  Explorers  109 min,  PG,  [Adventure, Comedy, Family]  [Joe Dante]  [12 Jul 1985]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.6/10, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win & 5 nominations.
Actors:  Bradley Gregg, Ethan Hawke, Jason Presson, River Phoenix
Plot:  A boy obsessed with 50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws for his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what?
Writer:  Eric Luke
Language:  English, German    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Piranha | Movie Details for Director Joe Dante | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 65%  Piranha  94 min,  R,  [Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi]  [Joe Dante]  [03 Aug 1978]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 72%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Keenan Wynn, Kevin McCarthy
Plot:  When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.
Writer:  Richard Robinson (story), John Sayles (story), John Sayles (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA, Netherlands    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Amazon Women on the Moon | Movie Details for Director Joe Dante, Carl Gottlieb, Peter Horton, John Landis, Robert K. Weiss | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 62%  Amazon Women on the Moon  85 min,  R,  [Comedy, Sci-Fi]  [Joe Dante, Carl Gottlieb, Peter Horton, John Landis, Robert K. Weiss]  [18 Sep 1987]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 63%, External Reviews
Actors:  Arsenio Hall, Donald F. Muhich, Lou Jacobi, Michelle Pfeiffer, Monique Gabrielle, Rosanna Arquette
Plot:  A spoof 1950s science fiction movie, interspersed with various comedy sketches concerning late night television.
Writer:  Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Looney Tunes: Back in Action | Movie Details for Director Joe Dante | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 59%  Looney Tunes: Back in Action  91 min,  PG,  [Animation, Action, Adventure]  [Joe Dante]  [14 Nov 2003]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 56%, Metacritic 64/100, External Reviews
Awards:  10 nominations.
Actors:  Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman, Steve Martin, Timothy Dalton
Plot:  The Looney Tunes search for a man's missing father and the mythical Blue Monkey diamond.
Writer:  Larry Doyle
Language:  English    Country:  Germany, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Twilight Zone: The Movie | Movie Details for Director Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller, Steven Spielberg | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 58%  Twilight Zone: The Movie  101 min,  PG,  [Horror, Sci-Fi]  [Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller, Steven Spielberg]  [24 Jun 1983]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 65%, Metacritic 44/100, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win & 8 nominations.
Actors:  Albert Brooks, Dan Aykroyd, Doug McGrath, Vic Morrow
Plot:  Four horror and science fiction segments, directed by four famous directors, each of them being a new version of a classic story from Rod Serling's landmark television series.
Writer:  John Landis, George Clayton Johnson (screenplay by), Richard Matheson (screenplay by), Melissa Mathison (screenplay by), George Clayton Johnson (story by), Richard Matheson (screenplay by), Jerome Bixby (based on a story by), Richard Matheson (based on a story by), Rod Serling (inspired by "The Twilight Zone" created by)
Language:  English, French, German, Vietnamese    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Small Soldiers | Movie Details for Director Joe Dante | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 54%  Small Soldiers  110 min,  PG-13,  [Action, Adventure, Comedy]  [Joe Dante]  [10 Jul 1998]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 48%, External Reviews
Awards:  3 wins & 4 nominations.
Actors:  Alexandra Wilson, David Cross, Denis Leary, Gregory Smith, Jay Mohr, Kirsten Dunst
Plot:  When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.
Writer:  Gavin Scott, Adam Rifkin, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The 'Burbs | Movie Details for Director Joe Dante | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 53%  The 'Burbs  101 min,  PG,  [Comedy, Mystery, Thriller]  [Joe Dante]  [17 Feb 1989]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 48%, Metacritic 44/100, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Rick Ducommun, Tom Hanks
Plot:  An overstressed suburbanite and his fellow neighbors are convinced that the new family on the block are part of a murderous Satanic cult.
Writer:  Dana Olsen
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia

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