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Films on this page: The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Fakir (Fakiren fra Bilbao), Family Sins, Fandango, The Fast and the Furious, Fast Forward, Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Father of Four: Never Gives Up!, Father of Four: Living Large, Father of Four: Home Field Advantage, Father of Four: In Japanese Mode, Father of Four: Back to Nature,The Fault In Our Stars, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fetching Cody, Fierce People, The Final, The Final Season, Finding Kelly, Finn On The Fly, Fire with Fire, Fire with Fire (2012), First Born, The First Time (Love at Frist Hiccup), The First Time, The Five, Flipped, Flubber, Fly Boy, The Forger, Footloose, Found, Frailty, Frankenstein and Me, Frankie Go Boom, Freddy’s Dead, Freedom Writers, Frequency, The Freshman, Friday, Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning, Fried Green Tomatoes.

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The Fabulous Baker Boys cover

3 chucksrating
R

The Fabulous Baker Boys. (1989) Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer, Beau Bridges, Ellie Raab. Written and directed by Steve Kloves. Gordon and Kate Brothers Jack and Frank Baker have been playing lounges as a piano duo for many years, but with bookings starting to decline, decide they now need a female vocalist to keep the act going. They are lucky to come across Suzie Diamond, who can really put a song over, and the act takes off. But when the relation between Suzie and Jack — younger, less committed, but more talented than Frank — briefly becomes more than professional, tensions surface between all three.

Category: Drama.

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the Fakir cover

3 chucksrating
NR, would be PG

The Fakir [from Bilbao] (Fakiren fra Bilbao). (2004) Sidse Babett Knudsen, Julie Zangenberg, Alsel Leth, Ole Thestrup, Peter Gantzler, Fares Fares. Directed by Peter Flinth. Twins Tom and Emma move into a large ramshackle house in the country along with their recently widowed mother, Louise. Although unhappy about their family situation, the twins have little time to worry about that as they discover the house is haunted by a ghost hidden in a ballpoint pen and contains hidden treasure actively sought by two determined bad guys.

Category: Adventure, Family, Science Fiction/Fantasy.

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Family Sins cover

2 chucks rating

NR, would be PG-13

Family Sins. (1987) James Farentino, Jill Eikenberry, Thomas Wilson Brown, Andrew Bednarski. Directed by Jerrold Freedman. Gordon and Kate Williams goes through intense emotional turmoil in their lives and marriage when their younger son who is Gordon’s obvious favorite accidentally drowns due to the negligence and resentment of their other son.

Category: Drama.

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Fandango cover

2.5 chucks rating PG

Fandango. (1985) Kevin Costner, Judd Nelson, Sam Robards, Chuck Bush, Brian Cesak. Directed by Jon Landis. Five college buddies from the University of Texas in 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border to find some adventure before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.

Category: Comedy.

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The Fast and the Furious cover

3.5 chucks rating
PG-13

The Fast and the Furious. (2001) Paul Walker, Vin Daniel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Rick Yune. Directed by Rob Cohen. Spectacular racing scenes highlight this story about a Los Angeles police detective who infiltrates a street racing gang to apprehend the drivers who have been hijacking cargo trucks.

Categories: Drama, Action/Adventure, Crime/Mystery.

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Fast Forward cover

2 chucks rating

PG

Fast Forward. (1985) John Scott Clough, Don Franklin, Tamara Mark, Tracy Silver, Cindy McGee, Gretchen Palmer, Monique Cintron, Debra Varnado. Directed by Sidney Poitier. Eight talented teenagers from Ohio struggle to survive in New York City and compete in a national dance contest.

Categories: Drama, Musical, Teenagers.

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Fast Times At Ridgemont High cover

3 chucksrating
R

Fast Times At Ridgemont High. (1982) Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates, Brian Backer, Robert Romanus, Ray Walston. Directed by Amy Heckerling. This look at the eighties high school scene that pokes fun at both teenaged and adult perspectives on sex, drugs, and what success is all about has become a cult classic.

Categories: Comedy, Teenagers.

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never gives up cover

3 chucksrating
NR, would be PG

Father of Four Series: Never Gives Up. (2005) Niels Olsen, Kasper Kesje, Jakob Wilhjelm Poulsen, Kathrine Bremerskov Kaysen, Sidse Mickelborg, Jess Ingerslev, Søren Bregendal. Directed by Claus Bjerre. Dad’s four children rally around him when he loses his job as an accountant.

Categories: Comedy, Family.

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living large cover

3 chucksrating
NR, would be PG

Father of Four Series: Living Large. (2006) Niels Olsen, Kasper Kesje, Jakob Wilhjelm Poulsen, Kathrine Bremerskov Kaysen, Sidse Mickelborg, Jess Ingerslev, Søren Bregendal. Directed by Claus Bjerre. When Uncle Anders finds out he is an heir to a castle in Funen, the family goes with him and helps in the contest to win it, dealing with ghosts and cheating relatives.

Categories: Comedy, Family.

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home field advantage cover

3 chucksrating
NR, would be PG

Father of Four Series: Home Field Advantage. (2008) Niels Olsen, Kasper Kesje, Jakob Wilhjelm Poulsen, Kathrine Bremerskov Kaysen, Sidse Mickelborg, Jess Ingerslev, Søren Bregendal. Directed by Claus Bjerre. When Dad’s winning lottery ticket is stolen, Per and Uncle Anders try to discover the thief. Meanwhile Ole competes in a skateboarding contest and becomes involved with Stella, a counterculture skater and fellow musician.

Categories: Comedy, Family.

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in japanese mode cover

3 chucksrating
NR, would be PG

Father of Four Series: In Japanese Mode. (2010) Niels Olsen, Kasper Kesje, Jakob Wilhjelm Poulsen, Kathrine Bremerskov Kaysen, Sidse Mickelborg, Jess Ingerslev, Søren Bregendal. Directed by Claus Bjerre. When a Japanese family moves in next door, Per becomes friends with their son Shin. However problems at school cause a crisis for Shin and his family.

Categories: Comedy, Family.

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back to nature cover

3 chucksrating
NR, would be PG

Father of Four Series: Back To Nature. (2011) Niels Olsen, Kasper Kesje, Jakob Wilhjelm Poulsen, Kathrine Bremerskov Kaysen, Sidse Mickelborg, Jess Ingerslev, Søren Bregendal. Directed by Claus Bjerre. The family travels to Sweden to spend a weekend with Annika, Dad’s sister and the operator of a nature park where Dad spent a lot of time as a child. Things are fun until low life bad guys try to take over.

Categories: Comedy, Family.

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The Fault In Our Stars cover

3.5 chucks rating
PG-13

The Fault In Our Stars. (2014) Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern, Nat Wolff, Sam Trammell, Willem Dafoe. Directed by Josh Boone. Two teens, both who have different cancer conditions and their own unique takes at life, fall in love after meeting at a cancer support group.

Categories: Drama, Romance.

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas cover1.5 chucks rating

R

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. (1998) Johnnny Depp, Benicio del Toro, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci, Gary Busey. Directed by Terry Gilliam. Based on the stories and experiences of “gonzo journalist” Hunter Thompson, this pharmaceutical road film is about how Thompson and a friend, supposedly covering a racing competition in Las Vegas, go into that town and party it down.

Category: Comedy.

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Fetching Cody cover

3 chucksrating
NR, would be R

Fetching Cody. (2005) Jay Baruchel, Sarah Lind, Jim Byrnes. Written and directed by David Ray. A “what if” time travel romantic love story about two drug addicted street kids in the seedier part of Vancouver.

Categories: Drama, Romance, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Sexually Explicit.

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Fierce People cover

2.5 chucks rating R

Fierce People. (2007) Diane Lane, Anton Yelchin, Donald Sutherland, Chris Evans, Kristen Stewart, Paz de la Huerta, Blu Mankuma, Elizabeth Perkins, Christopher Shyer, Branden Williams. Directed by Griffin Dunne. As seen through the eyes of a sixteen year old, the values and life styles of the very wealthy are contrasted with those of a savage South American tribe in this alternately satirical and melodramtic story about a summer spent in the estate of a billionaire.

Categories: Drama, Coming of Age, Sexually Explicit.

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The Final cover1.5 chucks rating

R

The Final. (2010) Marc Donato, Jascha Washington, Whitney Hoy, Lindsay Seidel, Justin Arnold, Hunter Garner. Directed by Joey Stewart. A group of high school outcasts get revenge on the popular students who made sport of them at a deadly party that will leave their tormentors scarred for life.

Categories: Horror.

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The Final Season cover

3 chucksrating
PG

The Final Season. (2007) Sean Astin, Powers Boothe, Michael Angarano, Rachael Leigh Cook, Tom Arnold MacKenzie Astin. Directed by David M. Evans. Kent Stock (Sean Astin) disrupts his life to become coach of the Norway, Iowa high school baseball team and try to lead them to a 20th state championship before the school is permanently closed down by the county school district.

Categories: Drama, Sports.

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Finding Kelly. (1999) See Mystery Kids.

Finn On The Fly cover

3 chucksrating
PG

Finn On The Fly. (2008) Matthew Knight, Ryan Belleville, Ana Gasteyer, Brandon Firia, David Milchard. Directed by Mark Jean. Ben Soledad, a shy thirteen-year-old, tries his best to fit in at MacKenzie Junior High, but most of the time he feels like his only friend in the world is his dog, Finn. Just when he thinks life can’t get worse, his world is turned upside-down when the scientist living next door performs a genetic experiment that goes terribly awry, transforming his dog into a human.

Categories: Comedy, Family.

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Fire with Fire cover

3.5 chucks rating
PG-13

Fire with Fire. (1986) Craig Sheffer, Virginia Madsen, Jeffrey Jay Cohen, John Polito, Kate Reid. Directed by Duncan Gibbins. A love story about two teenagers from very different worlds — an honor prison camp and a Catholic boarding school — who fall in love at first sight and risk everything to be together.

Categories: Drama, Romance, Teenagers.

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fire with fire (2012) cover

2 chucks rating

R

Fire with Fire. (2012) Josh Duhamel, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis, Vincent D’Onofrio. Directed by David Barrett. A fireman who witnessed the brutal murders of a convenience store owner and his son by a local crime lord and barely escapes himself, evades the witness protection program to go after the crime lord as a one man vigilante.

Categories: Crime, Action/Adventure.

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First Born cover

2 chucks rating

PG-13

First Born. (1984) Teri Garr, Peter Weller, Christopher Collet, Cory Haim, Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert Downey, Jr., Christopher Gartin, James Harper. A divorced mom falls in love with a low life drifter. When she has him move in with her and her two sons, the eldest son feels that he must somehow step up and save his mom and their family.

Category: Drama.

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The First Time, aka Love At First Hiccup cover

2.5 chucks rating R (should be PG-13)

The First Time, aka Love At First Hiccup. (2009) Devon Werkheiser, Nicholas Braun, Scout Taylor-Compton, Ken Luckey, Adam J. Bernstein. Directed by David Grodon Green. Victor, a bumbling and gullible high school freshman has a crush on Anya, a popular senior who doesn’t know he exists. But Victor develops an elaborate scheme to get a date with her.

Category: Comedy.

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The First Time cover

3 chucksrating
PG-13

The First Time. (2012) Britt Robertson, Dylan O’Brien, James Frecheville, Victoria Justice, Maggie Elizabeth Jones. Written and directed by Jonathan Kasdan. Dave is an incurable romantic in love with the hottest girl in school who only thinks of him as a friend. Then he meets Aubrey, an alluring girl from a nearby school.

Category: Comedy, Romance.

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The Five cover

NR, would be PG

The Five. (2010) Madisen Beatty, Emily Cho, Ry Feder Pruett, Ben Larned, Allison Larned, Dan Lauria. Directed by Dave Yasuda. Five kids living in a Denver suburb from two different families created by the divorce of one set of parents enter another realm of reality one morning — their neighborhood many years in the past. How they deal with getting back home helps them understand important issues in their lives and deal with the anger they feel over the separation of their parents.

Categories: Adventure, Fantasy, Family.

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Flipped cover

3 chucksrating
PG

Flipped. (2010) Madeline Carroll, Callan McAuliffe, Rebecca De Mornay, Anthony Edwards, John Mahoney. Directed by Rob Reiner. Two eighth graders start to have feelings for each other despite being total opposites.


Category: Drama, Comedy, Romance

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Flubber cover

2 chucks rating

PG

Flubber. (1997) Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Clancy Brown, Ted Levine, Wil Wheaton, Edie McClurg. Directed by Les Mayfield. Remake of the 1961 Disney classic The Absent-Minded Professor.

Categories: Comedy, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Family.

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Fly Boy cover

2 chucks rating

PG

Fly Boy. (1999) Miko Hughes, Kathleen Lloyd, Gregory Itzin, Joshua Boyd, Brittany Alyse Smith, James Karen. Directed by Richard Stanley. Ten year old Ray plots to help his grandfather, a World War II pilot, relive the the thrill of flying one more time before he grandfather must go live in a retirement home.

Categories: Comedy, Family.

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Footloose cover

3 chucksrating
PG

Footloose. (1984) Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Christopher Penn. Directed by Herbert Ross. When Ren McCormack, a teenager from Chicago who likes to dance and party, moves to a small conservative Iowa town and discovers that the local minister won’t permit anyone to dance or listen to rock music, he leads a campaign to let the senior class have a prom.

Categories: Musical, Teenagers.

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For My Brother poster

2.5 chucks rating NR, would be R

For My Brother (For Min Brors Skyld). (2014) Elias Munk, Christopher Friis Jensen, Allan Karlsen, Frank Schiellerup, Oliver Bjørnholdt Spottag, Lara León, Tina Nørby. Written and directed by Brian Bang. Danish teenager Aske has been abused by his pedophile uncle and widower father since he was a boy, forced to appear in pornographic videos shot by his father. Desperate to keep his bullied younger brother Bastien safe from his father’s abuse, he clings to him to the detriment of his schoolwork and friends, escaping reality in a world of fairy tales. In Danish with English subtitles.

Categories: Drama, Sexually Explicit.

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The Forger cover

3 chucksrating
PG-13

The Forger. (2012) Josh Hutcherson, Hayden Panettiere, Alfred Molina, Lauren Bacall, Billy Boyd, Dina Eastwood, Scott Eastwood. Directed by Lawrence Roeck. Joshua, a teenager who is a talented artist is abandoned by his mother in Carmel, California. Homeless and despondent, he accidentally wanders into the lucrative world of high end art forgery.

Category: Drama.

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Found cover

3 chucksrating
NR, would be R

Found. (2013) Gavin Brown, Ethan Philbeck, Phyllis Munroe, Louis Lawless, Alex Kogin. Directed by Lawrence Roeck. A fifth grader who is grappling with bullies at school, parents who don’t understand him, and friends who are deserting him has an additional burden: he discovers that his older brother is a serial killer! (limited release)

Category: Horror, Coming of Age.

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Frailty cover

3.5 chucks rating
PG-13

Frailty. (2001) Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, Powers Boothe, Matthew O’Leary, Jeremy Sumpter. Directed by Bill Paxton. A man confessers to an FBI agent about how his religious fanatic father’s visions led the family to participate in a series of murders to destroy “demons” on earth.

Categories: Drama, Crime and Mystery, Horror.

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Frankenstein and Me cover

2.5 chucks rating PG

Frankenstein and Me. (1997) Jamieson Boulanger, Ricky Mabe, Polly Shannon, Louise Fletcher, Miriam Cyr, Burt Reynolds, Ryan Gosling, Rebecca Henderson. Directed by Robert Tinnell. Earl Williams is a young teenager obsessed with classic film monsters, who like to live in a dream world where he and his younger brother, Larry, act out various roles. This doesn’t sit well with a mean teacher at school and his mother, who try to change his ways. But one day, Earl finds the “true Frankenstein”, a realistic looking mannequin lost by a carnival side show, and decides to bring the monster back to life.

Category: Family, Fantasy.

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Frankie go boom cover

2 chucks rating

NR, would be R

Frankie Go Boom. (2012) Charlie Hunnam, Chris O’Dowd, Lizzy Caplan, Ron Perlman, Chris Noth. Written and directed by Jordan Roberts. Frank Bartlett has been tortured, embarrassed, and humiliated by his brother Bruce — usually on film — his entire life. Now that Bruce is finally off drugs and has turned his life around, things should be different. But they are not after Bruce shoots and uploads a video of Frank having a disasterous one night stand in this outrageous comedy about brotherly hate, amateur porn, and the dangers of online fame.

Categories: Comedy, Sexually Explicit.

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Freddy's Dead cover1.5 chucks rating

R

Freddy’s Dead. (1991) Robert Englund, Lisa Zane, Shon Greenblatt, Lezlie Deane, Ricky Dean Logan, Breckin Meyer, Yaphet Kotto, Roseanne,Tom Arnold, Elinor Donahue, Johnny Depp. Written and directed by Rachel Talalay. Freddy Krueger returns once again to haunt both the dreams of his daughter and Springwood’s last surviving teenager.

Category: Horror.

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Freedom Writers cover

3 chucksrating
PG-13

Freedom Writers. (2007) Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton, April L. Hernandez, Mario, Kristin Herrera, Jaclyn Ngan, Sergio Montalvo, Jason Finn, Deance Wyatt, Vanetta Smith, Giovannie Samuels, Ahn Tuan Nguyen. Written and directed by Richard LaGravenese. A young teacher fights against the advice of her family and the indifference of the school system to inspire her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.

Category: Drama, Coming of Age, Crime.

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Frequency cover

4 chucks rating
PG-13

Frequency. (2000) Dennis Quaid, James Caviezel, André Braugher, Elizabeth Mitchell, Noah Emmerich, Frank McAnulty. Directed by Gregory Hoblit. When a young Brooklyn policeman gets out his father’s old ham radio set on a whim during a storm, he soon finds himself talking with his father, who has been dead for thirty years! This breach of the space-time continuum soon leads to the two men trying to change the past and the surprising results that their tampering causes. This engaging thriller is both science fiction and crime drama, as well as a tribute to working class family devotion.

Categories: Drama, Science Fiction, Mystery.

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The Freshman cover

3 chucksrating
PG

The Freshman. (1990) Matthew Broderick, Marlon Brando, Bruno Kirby, Penelope Ann Miller, Frank Whaley, B.D. Wong. Directed by Andrew Bergman. To make some extra money, a naive film student (Broderick) new to New York gets a job working for a shady importer (Brando). The student soon finds himself is working a scam involving an endangered Komodo dragon, some hungry eccentrics, and the importer’s beautiful daughter.

Category: Comedy.

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Friday cover

2 chucks rating

R

Friday. (1995) Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Tom Lister, Jr., John Witherspoon. Directed by F. Gary Grey. This episodic and uneven look at life in the Los Angeles black neighborhoods moves back and forth between humor and violence.

Categories: Drama, Comedy.

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Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning cover1.5 chucks rating

R

Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning. (1985) Anthony Barrile, Suzanne Bateman, Dominick Brascia, Todd Bryant, Curtis Conaway, Juliette Cummins, Corey Parker, Shavar Ross. Directed by Danny Steinmann. While Jason lies unconscious, a local man decides to use Jason’s old M.O. and wreaks havoc at a halfway house for troubled teens.

Categories: Horror.

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Fried Green Tomatoes cover

3 chucksrating
PG-13

Fried Green Tomatoes. (1991) Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary-Louise Parker, Mary Stuart Masterson. Directed by Jon Avnet. When an unhappy housewife befriends an elderly lady in a nursing home, she hears a remarkable tale of friendship, family, tragedy and justice set in Alabama. Based on the novel by Fannie Flagg.

Categories: Drama, Mystery.

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