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Recent and classic films where chucks have a role. . . .

 

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Jack cover

3 chucksrating

PG-13

Jack. (2003) Anton Yelchin, Stockard Channing, Ron Silver, Giacomo Baessato, Brent Spiner, Andrew Airlie, Brittney Irvin, Ryan Drescher. Directed by Lee Rose. Jack, a teenager just reaching puberty, finds that his life is turned upside down at school and at home after his parents split up because his father has finally admitted that he is gay and is now living with another man. Luckily for Jack his friend Maggie has a similar problem, which helps him eventually deal with the social backlash and come to understand what is important in the world around him.

Categories: Drama, Coming of Age.

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Jackass: The Movie cover

2 chucks rating

R

Jackass: The Movie. (2002) Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Steve-O, Dave England, Ryan Dunn. Written and directed by Jeff Tremaine. Johnny Knoxville and his team of maniacs bring their stunts to the big screen with material not permitted on TV.

Category: Comedy.

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Jackass Number Two cover

1.5 chucks rating
R

Jackass Number Two. (2006) Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Steve-O, Dave England, Ryan Dunn.. Written and directed by Jeff Tremaine. Johnny Knoxville and his team wreak havoc and lower the bar even farther (than in the first Jackass) with dangerous stunts and dirty jokes.

Category: Comedy.

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Jackass 3D cover

1.5 chucks rating
R

Jackass 3D. (2010) Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Steve-O, Dave England, Ryan Dunn.. Written and directed by Jeff Tremaine. Johnny Knoxville and company return for the third installment of their TV show spin-off, where dangerous stunts and explicit public displays rule.

Category: Comedy.

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Jackass 3.5 cover

1.5 chucks rating
R

Jackass 3.5. (2011) Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Steve-O, Dave England, Ryan Dunn.. Written and directed by Jeff Tremaine. The fourth installment.

Category: Comedy.

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Jeepers Creepers cover

3 chucksrating

R

Jeepers Creepers. (2001) Justin Long, Gina Philips, Eileen Brennan, Patricia Belcher, Jonathan Breck, Brandon Smith. Written and directed by Victor Salva. Two teens returning home from college are nearly run off the road by a maniac in a beat-up truck and later spot him shoving what appears to be a body down a sewer pipe. When they stop to investigate, they discover that the grisly reality at the bottom of that pipe is far worse than what they suspected, and that they are now the targets of an evil force more unspeakable and unstoppable than they could have ever imagined.

Category: Horror.

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Jet Boy cover

3.5 chucsk rating

NR, would be R

Jet Boy. (2002) Brandon Nadon, Dylan Walsh, Kelly Rowan, Jordan Weller, Ron Nelson, Bruce McDonald. Written and directed by Dave Schultz. Fourteen-year-old Nathan, starting to live the life of a street prostitute due to his horrible family life, runs away from the authorities after his mother overdoses and seeks companionship from a man with family issues of his own.

Categories: Drama, Sexually Explicit.

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Jinxed cover

3 chucksrating

G

Jinxed. (2013) Ciara Bravo, Jacob Bertrand, Jack Griffo, Burkely Duffield, Elena Kampouris. Directed by Stephen Herek. When the daughter of a perpetually cursed family meets someone who actually wants to be her boyfriend, she decides to learn how to break the curse that gives them constant bad luck and a disaster-prone lifestyle. She is assisted by her skateboarding younger brother.

Categories: Comedy, Family.

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Joe Dirt cover

2 chucks rating

PG

Joe Dirt. (2001) David Spade, Erik Per Sullivan, Brittany Daniel, Dennis Miller, Adam Beach, Christopher Walken. Directed by Dennie Gordon. David Spade stars as Joe Dirt, a janitor who is on the search for his parents who abandoned him at the Grand Canyon when he was eight.

Categories: Comedy, Adventure.

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Joe the King cover

3 chucksrating

R

Joe the King. (1999) Noah Fleiss, Karen Young, Caryn Mannheim, Max Ligosh, Austin Pendleton, John Leguizamo, Ethan Hawke, Val Kilmer. Directed by Frank Whaley. A dark coming of age story about the struggles of Joe Henry, a 14 year old working class kid growing up in a working class New York town in the 1970s. His dysfunctional family life is so miserable that he retreats into an isolated world of lies and petty crimes.

Categories: Drama, Coming of Age.

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Joe's Apartment cover

1 chucks rating
PG-13

Joe’s Apartment. (1999) Jerry O’Connell, Megan Ward, Robert Vaughn. Directed by John Payson. This paean to “sex, bugs, and rock ’n’ roll” is based on an MTV short about a colony of wise-cracking, singing cockroaches who live in a run down apartment in New York City. When Joe, a naive young single guy from Iowa trying to make his way in New York City rents the apartment, his sloppy life style fits right in and soon the cockroaches try to help him out by meddling in his life.

Categories: Comedy, Romance, Musical.

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John John In the Sky cover

2 chucks rating

PG-13

John John In the Sky. (2001) Matt Letscher, Christian Craft, Rusty Schwimmer, Randy Travis, Romy Rosemont, Aunjanue Ellis, Gemini Bartlett. Written and directed by Jefferson Davis. Set in the deep south in the late sixties, this coming of age story is a flashback on the critical development years of a boy with an intense interest in aviation. The boy must cope with the inevitable breakup of his mismatched parents, and a mentally retarded young girl who wants to share his friendship and interest in aviation.

Categories: Drama, Coming of Age, Family.

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Journey cover

3.5 chucks rating

PG

Journey. (1996) Jason Robards, Brenda Fricker, Meg Tilly, Max Pomeranc, Eliza Dushku. Directed by Tom McLaughlin. Jason Robards and Max Pomeranc (who plays Journey) are outstanding in this story of a restless mom who deserts her children and leaves them to be raised by their grandparents on the family farm. Through his love of photography, the grandfather helps Journey recover from the confusion and emptiness that he is experiencing, and discover the true meaning of what a family is.

Categories: Drama, Coming of Age, Family.

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Journey to Spirit Island cover

3 chucksrating

PG

Journey to Spirit Island. (1992) Bettina, Brandon Douglas, Gabriel Damon, Tarek McCarthy, Tony Acierto, Nick Ramus. Directed by Laszlo Pal. Two young members of the Mahkah Indian tribe in the Pacific Northwest and two white friends from the city become involved in an adventure when they try to prevent an unscrupulous tribal member from taking possession of Spirit Island, the sacred burial ground of the tribe, and turning it over to a land developer.

Categories: Adventure, Family.

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Jump In cover

2 chucks rating

G

Jump In! (2007) Keke Palmer, Corbin Bleu,David Reivers, Shanica Knowles, Laivan Greene, Kylee Russell. Directed by Paul Hoen. Izzy Daniels is training to become a boxing champ, but things change for him when he agrees to help out his neighbor’s jump rope team.

Categories: Comedy, Drama, Sports, Romance.

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Juno cover

3 chucksrating

PG-13

Juno. (2007) Ellen Page, Michael Cera, P.K. Simmons, Olivia Thirlby, Allison Janney, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Garner. Directed by Jason Reitman. Juno MacGuff is a cool, confident teenager who takes a nine-month detour into adulthood when she’s faced with an unplanned pregnancy. Juno decides to put the baby up for adoption and sets out to find the perfect parents.

Categories: Comedy, Drama, Coming of Age, Romance.

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jurassic world cover

3 chucksrating

PG-13

Jurassic World. (2015) Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Vincent D’Onfrio, Tyler Simpkins, Irrfan Khan, Jake Johnson. Directed by Stephen Spielberg. Ten years after the fiasco of Jurassic Park, the theme park has been reopened with new dinosaurs being created through genetic manipulation. The park is seen through the eyes of two brothers going by themselves to visit the park where their aunt is the CEO. But things go very wrong when the new dinosaur breaks through security.

Categories: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction.

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Jurassic World: Fa;;en Kingdom poster

2.5 chucks rating
PG-13

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. (2015) Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Isabella Sermon, Eli Mills, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, Jeff Goldblum, BD Wong. Directed by J.A. Bayona. When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Meanwhile others work to capture the dinosaurs to exploit their capabilities to kill.

Categories: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction.

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Just for Kicks cover

2.5 chucks rating
PG

Just for Kicks. (2003) Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, Tom Arnold, Bill Dawes, Lori Sebourn-Carhart, Jenna Gering, Wesley Singerman, Cobi Jones. Directed by Syndey J. Bartholomew, Jr. Two twins on a not very good soccer team learn to become winners when an experienced professional soccer player on the run from the mob agrees to be their coach.

Categories: Comedy, Family, Sports.

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Just Looking cover

3.5 chucks rating

R

Just Looking. (1999) Ryan Merriman, Joey Franquinha, Peter Onorati, Gretchen Mol, Amy Braverman. Directed by Jason Alexander. In the summer of 1955, a 14 year old kid from the Bronx sets himself one goal: to see two adults making love. When his mother sends him to stay with his pregnant aunt and uncle in Queens, he thinks his plan is doomed, until he meets his gorgeous adult neighbor Hedy and hooks up with some like-minded kids in the neighborhood.

Categories: Drama, Coming of Age.

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Just One of the Guys cover

2.5 chucks rating
PG-13

Just One of the Guys. (1985) Joyce Hyser, Clayton Rohner, Billy Jacoby, Toni Hudson, William Zabka, Leigh McCloskey. Directed by Lisa Gottlied. When a high school girl is passed over for editor of the school paper by a less qualified boy, she decides to impersonate a boy to prove that she was discriminated against. Life becomes complicated when she falls in love with a boy who just thinks she is “just one of the guys”.

Categories: Comedy, Romance, Teenagers.

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Just Peck cover

2.5 chucks rating

NR, would be PG-13

Just Peck. (2009) Keir Gilchrist, Kyle Kaplan, Brie Larson, Marcia Cross, Adam Arkin, Camryn Manheim, Tiya Sircar. Directed by Michael A. Nickles. Michael Peck, now a sophomore in a somewhat dysfunctional high school, is still pretty much a 102 pound weakling with overbearing parents who want him to compete in the Science Fair rather than go out for the wrestling team. But a chance meeting with cool senior Emily results in some interesting changes in his life.

Categories: Comedy, Family, Coming of Age.

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Just the Ticket cover

2 chucks rating

R

Just the Ticket. (1998) Andy Garcia, Andie MacDowell, Richard Bradford, Elizabeth Ashley, Laura Harris. Directed by Richard Wenk. Andy Garcia plays a New York con man who makes his living by hustling tickets. He has an on-again off-again relationship with a promising young chef trying to get her career started.

Categories: Comedy, Romance.

Karla & Katrine cover

3 chucksrating

NR, would be PG

Karla & Katrine (Karla og Katrine). (2009) Elena Arndt-Jensen, Nanna Koppel, Joshua Berman, Nikolaj Støvring Hansen, Lasse Guldberg Kamper, Ellen Hillingsø, Nicolaj Kopernikus, Therese Glahn, Allan Olsen. Directed by Charlotte Sachs Bostrup. Twelve-year-old Karla invites Katrine to spend the holidays in the countryside with her, hoping they might become best friends again. They do, but issues from the past come up when they meet Jonas, a boy their age, and Karla falls in love for the first time. However, the two girls are forced to put their difficulties aside when Jonas is blamed for a series of break-ins at the local store.

Categories: Family, Comedy.

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2 chucks rating

R

The Keeper. (1976) Christopher Lee, Tell Schreiber, Sally Gray, Ross Vesarian, Ian Tracey, Bing Jensen. Directed by T. Y. Drake. A private invertigator is called in to investigate strange goings on at the excluvie Underwood Asylum and is helped by a young boy.

Categories: Mystery, Horror.

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Kenny & Company cover

3 chucksrating

PG

Kenny & Company. (1976) Dan McCann,A. Michael Baldwin, Jeff Roth, Ralph Richmond, Reggie Bannister, Clay Foster. Written and directed by Don Coscarelli. Several days in the life of 12-year-old Kenny and his friends, living in southern California in the mid-1970s as they deal with growing up and learning the facts of life in their world of best friends, skateboarding, neightborhood bullies, and Halloween pranks.

Categories: Drama, Coming of Age, Family.

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Kickboxing Academy cover

1.5 chucks rating
PG-13

Kickboxing Academy. (1997) Chyler Leigh, Christopher Lee, David Everett, Daphne Duplaix, Steven Bauer. Donna Barnes, Todd Ross. Directed by Richard Gabai. Film about the students and instructors of two rival kickboxing academies. When one of the instructors tries to take over the other academy, through the deceitful actions of outsiders, the academies end up facing off in a “winner take all” competition.

Categories: Action/Adventure, Comedy.

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The Kid cover

3 chucksrating

PG

The Kid. (2000) Bruce Willis, Spencer Breslin, Lily Tomlin. Directed by Jon Turteltaub. Russ Duritz, a successful high-powered image consultant, has spent all of his incredibly empty life forgetting the ungainly and insecure child that he used to be — until he meets him face-to-face. Thinking that the kid is a hallucination, Russ does everything he can to make him go away. But the kid won’t go away until he gets some answers.

Categories: Comedy, Family.

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Kids cover

2 chucks rating

R

Kids. (1995) Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloe Sevigny, Saian Bhagat, Billy Valdes, Billy Waldeman. Written and directed by Larry Clark. A few days in the lives of amoral inner-city teenagers, only interested in their own hedonistic pleasures of drugs, sex, and partying to fill the void of their otherwise empty and meaningless lives.

Categories: Drama.

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Killer Bud cover

2 chucks rating

R

Killer Bud. (2001) Corin Nemec, David Faustino, Danielle Harris, Caroline Keenan. Directed by Karl T. Hirsch. Two losers embark on a crazy misadventure to impress their reluctant dates, two young ladies they used to know in high school who picked them up just to score some marijuana.

Categories: Comedy.

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Kin cover

2.5 chucks rating
PG-13

Kin. (2018) Eli Solinski, Jack Reynor, Dennis Quaid, James Franco, Zöe Kravitz. Written and directed by Jonathan Baker and Josh Baker. A young boy finds a powerful otherworldly weapon, which he uses to save his older ex-con adoptive brother from a crew of thugs, who then pursue them across the country. Before long, the two of them are involved with the police, federal agents, and mysterious mercenaries aiming to reclaim their weapon.

Categories: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy.

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King of California cover

3 chucksrating

PG-13

King of California. (2008) Evan Rachel Wood, Michael Douglas, Willis Burks II, Laura Kachergus, Paul Lieber, Kathleen Wilhoite. Directed by Mike Cahill. After spending several years in a mental institution, Charlie is sent home, reuniting with his teenage daughter, Miranda. Soon he has her wrapped up in his crazy adventures, the latest being that there is buried Spanish treasure under the local Costco.

Categories: Comedy, Drama.

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the kings of summer cover

2.5 chucks rating
PG-13

The Kings of Summer. (2013) Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Erin Moriarty, Marc Evan Jackson, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Three teenagers not getting along or connecting with their parents decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods free from parental controls.

Categories: Comedy, Coming of Age.

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The Knickerbocker Kids. (see Snoopers)

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