Movies From My Childhood

by argirowski | created - 2 months ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Movies that were frequently shown on TV during my childhood / teenage years.

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1. Rambo III (1988)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure

36 Metascore

Rambo mounts a one-man mission to rescue his friend Colonel Trautman from the clutches of the formidable invading Soviet forces in Afghanistan.

Director: Peter MacDonald | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Marc de Jonge, Kurtwood Smith

Votes: 118,227 | Gross: $53.72M

2. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi

75 Metascore

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Votes: 964,023 | Gross: $204.84M

3. Kindergarten Cop (1990)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Crime

61 Metascore

A tough cop must pose as a kindergarten teacher in order to locate a dangerous criminal's ex-wife, who may hold the key to putting him behind bars.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Linda Hunt

Votes: 131,781 | Gross: $91.46M

4. Conan the Barbarian (1982)

R | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

43 Metascore

A young boy, Conan, becomes a slave after his parents are killed and tribe destroyed by a savage warlord and sorcerer, Thulsa Doom. When he grows up he becomes a fearless, invincible fighter. Set free, he plots revenge against Thulsa Doom.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow, Sandahl Bergman

Votes: 133,749 | Gross: $39.57M

5. Conan the Destroyer (1984)

PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

53 Metascore

Conan leads a ragtag group of adventurers on a quest for a princess.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones, Olivia d'Abo, Wilt Chamberlain

Votes: 74,386 | Gross: $31.04M

6. Red Sonja (1985)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

35 Metascore

The fearless warrior Red Sonja sets out to avenge her family's murder and rid her kingdom from the tyrannical rule of evil Queen Gedren.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brigitte Nielsen, Sandahl Bergman, Paul L. Smith

Votes: 37,581 | Gross: $6.95M

7. Rocky IV (1985)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport

40 Metascore

Rocky Balboa proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago, a six-foot-four, 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 180,444 | Gross: $127.87M

8. Black Sheep (1996)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy

A gubernatorial candidate hires a wormy special assistant whose only job is to make sure the candidate's well-meaning but incompetent brother doesn't ruin the election.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Chris Farley, David Spade, Tim Matheson, Christine Ebersole

Votes: 35,616 | Gross: $32.38M

9. Tommy Boy (1995)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy

46 Metascore

After his auto-parts tycoon father dies, the overweight, underachieving son teams up with a snide accountant to try and save the family business.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Chris Farley, David Spade, Brian Dennehy, Bo Derek

Votes: 74,048 | Gross: $32.70M

10. Universal Soldier (1992)

R | 102 min | Action, Sci-Fi

35 Metascore

Two rival soldiers who were killed in Vietnam are brought back to life in a top secret military experiment that creates superhuman warriors.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Ally Walker, Ed O'Ross

Votes: 80,606 | Gross: $36.30M

11. Timecop (1994)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

48 Metascore

Max Walker, an officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who's intent on changing the past to control the future.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara, Ron Silver, Bruce McGill

Votes: 54,019 | Gross: $44.85M

12. Kickboxer (1989)

R | 97 min | Action, Sport, Thriller

33 Metascore

Kurt Sloane must learn the ancient kick boxing art of Muay Thai in order to avenge his brother.

Directors: Mark DiSalle, David Worth | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Alexio, Dennis Chan, Michel Qissi

Votes: 48,124 | Gross: $14.70M

13. Street Fighter (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.

Director: Steven E. de Souza | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, Ming-Na Wen, Damian Chapa

Votes: 64,319 | Gross: $33.42M

14. Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991)

R | 89 min | Action, Sport

This movie is supposed to be a sequel to the movie which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme. Only now the movie revolves around the brother of the character that Van Damme played. David Sloan is... See full summary »

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Sasha Mitchell, Peter Boyle, Dennis Chan, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Votes: 5,153 | Gross: $1.25M

15. Kickboxer 3: The Art of War (1992)

R | 92 min | Action, Sport, Thriller

David Sloan travels to Rio for a kick-box exhibition. There he saves two youngsters and stops a white slaver.

Director: Rick King | Stars: Sasha Mitchell, Dennis Chan, Richard Comar, Noah Verduzco

Votes: 2,846

16. Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor (1994)

R | 90 min | Action, Sport

David Sloan must travel to Mexico to save his wife from a savage drug lord who's also an old nemesis.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Sasha Mitchell, Kamel Krifa, Brad Thornton, Jill Pierce

Votes: 3,063

17. Sudden Death (1995)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A former fireman takes on a group of terrorists holding the Vice President and others hostage during the seventh game of the NHL Stanley Cup finals.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Powers Boothe, Raymond J. Barry, Whittni Wright

Votes: 31,204 | Gross: $20.35M

18. Hard Target (1993)

R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A woman hires a drifter as her guide through New Orleans in search of her father, who has gone missing. They discover a deadly game of cat and mouse behind his disappearance in the process.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Yancy Butler, Chuck Pfarrer

Votes: 42,838 | Gross: $32.59M

19. Death Warrant (1990)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

34 Metascore

In a violent and corrupt prison, decorated cop Louis Burke must infiltrate the jail to find answers to a number of inside murders. What he finds is a struggle of life and death tied in to his own past.

Director: Deran Sarafian | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Robert Guillaume, Cynthia Gibb, George Dickerson

Votes: 16,582 | Gross: $16.85M

20. The Quest (1996)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A group of gentlemen of fortune visits a legendary "Lost City", located in Tibet. They plan to steal a priceless statue "Golden Dragon" during the martial arts tournament.

Director: Jean-Claude Van Damme | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roger Moore, James Remar, Janet Gunn

Votes: 23,488 | Gross: $21.60M

21. The Air Up There (1994)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

Jimmy Dolan is a college basketball coach who wants a big promotion. To get it, he needs to make a dramatic find. He ends up deep in Africa, hoping to recruit Saleh, a huge basketball ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Charles Gitonga Maina, Yolanda Vazquez, Winston Ntshona

Votes: 8,260 | Gross: $21.01M

22. Cobra (1986)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

25 Metascore

A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far-reaching plans.

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni, Andrew Robinson

Votes: 65,057 | Gross: $49.04M

23. Lock Up (1989)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

52 Metascore

With only six months left of his sentence, inmate Frank Leone is transferred from a minimum security prison to a maximum security prison by a vindictive warden.

Director: John Flynn | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland, John Amos, Sonny Landham

Votes: 36,980 | Gross: $22.10M

24. Cliffhanger (1993)

R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

60 Metascore

A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner

Votes: 116,284 | Gross: $84.05M

25. The Specialist (1994)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A woman entices a bomb expert she's involved with into destroying the mafia that killed her family.

Director: Luis Llosa | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods, Rod Steiger

Votes: 60,939 | Gross: $57.36M

26. Judge Dredd (1995)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

In a dystopian future, Joseph Dredd, the most famous Judge (a police officer with instant field judiciary powers), is convicted for a crime he did not commit and must face his murderous counterpart.

Director: Danny Cannon | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Armand Assante, Rob Schneider, J├╝rgen Prochnow

Votes: 107,655 | Gross: $34.69M

27. Kazaam (1996)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

24 Metascore

A troubled kid inadvertently releases a genie, who must grant him any three wishes he requests.

Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: Shaquille O'Neal, Francis Capra, Ally Walker, James Acheson

Votes: 22,622 | Gross: $18.88M

28. Over the Top (1987)

PG | 93 min | Action, Drama, Sport

40 Metascore

Tough trucker Lincoln Hawk is determined to win back his son and triumph at the world arm wrestling championships.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Robert Loggia, Susan Blakely, Rick Zumwalt

Votes: 48,608 | Gross: $16.06M

29. Blue Chips (1994)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Sport

54 Metascore

A college basketball coach is forced to break the rules in order to get the players he needs to stay competitive.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Nick Nolte, Mary McDonnell, J.T. Walsh, Ed O'Neill

Votes: 11,775 | Gross: $22.36M

30. Forest Warrior (1996)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A shape-shifting mountain man and a group of children team up to protect an enchanted forest from evil lumberjacks.

Director: Aaron Norris | Stars: Chuck Norris, Terry Kiser, Max Gail, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 2,393

31. Top Dog (1995)

PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

With his cop companion shot and killed by terrorists, Reno The Dog pairs up with tough cop Jake in thwarting the criminal organization.

Director: Aaron Norris | Stars: Chuck Norris, Michele Lamar Richards, Erik von Detten, Carmine Caridi

Votes: 3,051 | Gross: $5.09M

32. Sidekicks (1992)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A bullied teen who fantasizes about being Chuck Norris' sidekick trains in martial arts to fulfill his dreams.

Director: Aaron Norris | Stars: Chuck Norris, Beau Bridges, Jonathan Brandis, Mako

Votes: 7,662 | Gross: $17.18M

33. Hellbound (1994)

R | 95 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

Two Chicago cops (Chuck Norris, Calvin Levels) investigate a murder until they encounter an ancient demon.

Director: Aaron Norris | Stars: Chuck Norris, Calvin Levels, Christopher Neame, Sheree J. Wilson

Votes: 2,937

34. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

PG | 96 min | Action, Comedy

50 Metascore

The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over state lines, in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Mike Henry

Votes: 43,503 | Gross: $126.74M

35. Space Jam (1996)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

59 Metascore

In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.

Director: Joe Pytka | Stars: Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle, Manner Washington

Votes: 156,009 | Gross: $90.46M

36. Heavyweights (1995)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

42 Metascore

Plump kids are lured into joining a posh fat camp with the promise of quick weight loss and good times, only to find that the facility is a woodland hellhole run by a psycho ex-fitness instructor.

Director: Steven Brill | Stars: Tom McGowan, Aaron Schwartz, Ben Stiller, David Goldman

Votes: 24,364 | Gross: $17.69M

37. Big Bully (1996)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Thriller

A writer returns to his hometown where he faces the childhood nemesis whose life he ultimately ruined, only the bully wants to relive their painful past by torturing him once again.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Rick Moranis, Tom Arnold, Julianne Phillips, Carol Kane

Votes: 4,423 | Gross: $4.09M

38. Next Door (1994 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

Matt and Karen have inconsiderate neighbors whose lawn sprinkler drowns their flowers. A feud erupts and a series of tit-for-tat actions develop and escalate.

Director: Tony Bill | Stars: James Woods, Randy Quaid, Kate Capshaw, Lucinda Jenney

Votes: 631

39. Little Giants (1994)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

Misfits form their own opposing team to an elite peewee football team, coached by the elite team coach's brother.

Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill, Shawna Waldron, Devon Sawa

Votes: 24,983 | Gross: $19.29M

40. Surviving the Game (1994)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

41 Metascore

A homeless man is hired as a survival guide for a group of wealthy businessmen on a hunting trip in the mountains, unaware that they are killers who hunt humans for sport, and that he is their new prey.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Ice-T, Charles S. Dutton, Gary Busey

Votes: 10,251 | Gross: $7.73M

41. Celtic Pride (1996)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Sport

Two over-loyal Celtic fans kidnap their opponent's star player in order to guarantee their team the championship.

Director: Tom DeCerchio | Stars: Damon Wayans, Daniel Stern, Dan Aykroyd, Gail O'Grady

Votes: 9,386 | Gross: $9.26M

42. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

37 Metascore

A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc

Votes: 269,229 | Gross: $72.22M

43. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

45 Metascore

Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, returns from a spiritual quest to investigate the disappearance of a rare white bat, the sacred animal of a tribe in Africa.

Director: Steve Oedekerk | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ian McNeice, Simon Callow, Maynard Eziashi

Votes: 197,104 | Gross: $108.39M

44. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Crime

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