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

 

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To qualify for a listing, one or more of the lead or main supporting characters in the film is seen wearing chucks — Converse “Chuck Taylor” All Stars.

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Films on this page: Nancy Drew, The Nanny Diaries, National Treasure, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Natural Enemy, Never Cry Werewolf, NeverEnding Story III: Escape from Fantasia, The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, Next Door, Niagara Motel, Niagara, Niagara, Nightmares, Night Shift, No Big Deal, No Dessert, Dad, 'til You Mow the Lawn, No Man's Land, No Place Like Home, Not Another Teen Movie, Nowhere to Run.

More films are listed alphabetically: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z.

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Nancy Drew cover

3 chucksrating

PG

Nancy Drew. (2007) Emma Thompson, Max Thieriot, Josh Flitter, Tate Donovan, Rachael Leigh Cook, Kelly Vitz, Daniella Monet, Caroline Aaron, Marshall Bell, Pat Carroll. Directed by Andrew Fleming. Teen detective Nancy Drew accompanies her father on a business trip to Los Angeles, where she happens upon clues to a murder mystery involving a movie star.

Categories: Action/Adventure, Crime and Mystery, Family.

The Nanny Diaries cover

2 chucks rating

PG-13

The Nanny Diaries. (2007) Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, Paul Giamatti, Donna Murphy, Alicia Keys, Chris Evans. Directed by Shari Springer Berman. A recently graduated anthropology student from New Jersey takes a job as a nanny for a rich Manhattan family, referred to as simply "the X's." She quickly learns that life is not very pleasant on the other side of the tax bracket, as she must cater to the every whim of Mrs. X (Linney) and her precocious son Grayer, while attempting to avoid the formidable Mr. X (Giamatti) and become romantically involved with a very attractive neighbor. (Evans).

Categories: Comedy, Romance.

National Treasure cover

3 chucksrating

PG

National Treasure. (2004) Nicholas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Sean Bean, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, Christopher Plummer. Directed by Jon Turteltaub. Ben Gates is a treasure hunter searching for a mythical treasure that has been pursued by his family for generations. Things get complicated when he must steal the Declaration of Independence to find the latest clue while fighting off his former employer who is also looking for the treasure.

Category: Action/Adventure.

National Treasure: Book of Secrets cover

2.5 chucks rating
PG

National Treasure: Book of Secrets. (2007) Nicholas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Helen Mirren, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, Ed Harris. Directed by Jon Turteltaub. When a missing page from the diary of John Wilkes Booth surfaces, Ben Gate's great-great grandfather is suddenly implicated as a key conspirator in Abraham Lincolns death. Determined to prove his ancestor's innocence, Ben follows an international chain of clues that takes him on a chase from Paris to London and ultimately in search of a fabled trove of treasure back in America.

Category: Action/Adventure.

Natural Enemy cover

2 chucks rating

R

Natural Enemy. (1997) Donald Sutherland, William McNamara, Lesley Anne Warren, Joe Pantoliano, Tia Carrere, Christian Tessier. Directed by Douglas Jackson. Ted Robards, an investment counsellor, lives in a comfortable New England home with his wife and son. When Jeremy, Ted's likeable assistant moves into their home on a temporary basis, terrible things begin to unfold as Jeremy turns out to have a personal agenda of revenge against the family.

Categories: Drama, Crime and Mystery.

Never Cry Werewolf cover

2.5 chucks rating
PG-13

Never Cry Werewolf. (2008) Nina Dobrev, Kevin Sorbo, Peter Stebbings, Spencer Van Wyck, Melanie Leishman, Kim Bourne, Sean O'Neill. Directed by Brenton Spencer. When an attractive man moves next door to the Hansetts, along with his hot motorcycle and eerie, ill-tempered dog, everyone else in the neighborhood takes an instant liking to him except Loren Hansett. She starts to spy on him and discovers he is a werewolf. The problem is no one else believes her except her love struck boy friend Steve.

Categories: Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Horror.

NeverEnding Story III: Escape from Fantasia cover

1 chucks rating
G

NeverEnding Story III: Escape from Fantasia. (1994) Jason James Richter, Melody Kay, Jack Balck, Carole Finn, Ryan Bullman, Freddie Jones, Julie Cox. Directed by Peter MacDonald. This third installment in the NeverEnding Story series is about Bastian, a teenager whose life is turned upside down when his father remarries and relocates the family. On his first day at school, Bastian is chased by a vicious gang called the Nasties, and when he seeks shelter in the library, he discovers the fantastic storybook. Everything is fine for a while until the Nasties figure out how to take control of the book.

Categories: Adventure, Family.

The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking cover

2 chucks rating

G

The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking. (1988) Tami Erin, David Seaman, Jr., Cory Crow, Eileen Brennan, Dennis Dugan. Directed by Ken Annakin. Pippi Longstocking, an independent girl with a quick mind, good sense of humor and magical powers, is sailing with her sea captain father when she is suddenly washed overboard and lost in a a fierce storm. Pippi eventually drifts to a small coastal town when she sets up house in a vacated mansion and begins a new life without any adult supervision. Pippi quickly makes friends with two local neighbors, Annicka and Tommy, who she has many adventures with. But her independence and non-traditional thinking are soon upsetting to the local authorities.

Categories: Fantasy, Family.

Next Door cover

1.5 chucks rating

R

Next Door. (1994) James Woods, Randy Quaid, Kate Capshaw, Lucinda Jenney, Miles Feulner, Billy L. Sullivan. Directed by Tony Bill. This dark comedy is about two neighbor families in suburbia who develop a feud that escalates into literal warfare.

Category: Comedy.

Niagara Motel cover

2 chucks rating

R

Niagara Motel. (2006) Craig Ferguson, Peter Keleghan, Damir Andrei, Wendy Crewson, Anna Friel, Kristen Holden-Ried, Kevin Pollak, Caroline Dhavernas, Catherine Fitch. Directed by Gary Yates. A group of struggling individuals cross paths at a low-rent motel in the tourist Mecca of Niagara Falls.

Categories: Drama, Romance, Crime.

Niagara, Niagara cover

2 chucks rating

R

Niagara, Niagara. (1997) Robin Tenny, Henry Thomas, Michael Parks, Stepehn Lang, John McKay. Directed by Bob Gosse. A couple of quirky teenagers go off on a journey together to seek love and independence. When a misguided robbery attempt goes wrong, the two hide out with another oddball loner.

Categories: Drama, Romance, Crime.

Nightmares cover

2 chucks rating

R

Nightmares. ("Bishop of Battle" segment) (1983) Emilio Estevez, Mariclare Costello, Louis Giambalvo, Moon Unit Zappa, Billy Jacoby, Joshua Grenrock, Gary Cervantes. Directed by Joseph Sargent. A teenaged video game fanatic takes on the strange challenge of "The Bishop of Battle," a video game with deadly interactive features and life threatening consequences.

Categories: Drama, Science Fiction.

Night Shift cover

2.5 chucks rating
R

Night Shift. (1982) Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, Shelley Long, Gina Hecht, Pat Corley, Bobby DiCicco. Directed by Ron Howard. An offbeat comedy about two city morgue workers who decide to liven things up by running a prostitution ring during their spare time.

Categories: Romance, Comedy, Sexually Explicit.

No Big Deal cover

2.5 chucks rating
NR, would be PG

No Big Deal. (1983) Kevin Dillon, Christopher Gartin, Tammy Grimes, Sylvia Miles. Directed by Robert Charlton. Four middle school friends are given the task of helping Arnold, a new student with a checkered past, assimilate into the school. But Arnold has his own agenda.

Categories: Drama, Coming of Age.

No Dessert, Dad, 'til You Mow the Lawn cover

2.5 chucks rating
PG

No Dessert, Dad, 'til You Mow the Lawn. (1983) Joshua Schaefer, Robert Hays, Joanna Kerns, Allison Mack, James Marsden, Richard Moll, Larry Linville, Lyman Ward. Directed by Howard McCain. The two youngest Cochran kids want more quality time with their workaholic parents. When their parents buy self-hypnosis tapes to try to kick smoking, the two kids doctor the tapes with suggestions of their own.

Categories: Comedy, Family.

No Man's Land cover

2 chucks rating

R

No Man's Land. (1987) B. J.Sweeney, Charlie Sheen, Randy Quaid. Directed by Peter Werner. Benjy Taylor is a wide-eyed 22-year-old with an eye for cars and a heart for police work. But when he goes undercover at a Porsche garage that doubles as a chop shop, the seductive world of his target, Ted Varrick, may be his undoing.

Categories: Drama, Action/Adventure.

No Place Like Home cover

3 chucksrating

2 1/2 chucks for the film, plus an extra 1/2 chuck for the cinemaphotography.

NR, would be PG

No Place Like Home. (2001) Clayton Taylor, Alana Austin, Adrienne Barbeau, Richard Moll, Pam Nielsen, Joanna Pacula, Judge Reinhold, Geoff Stults. Written and directed by Craig Clyde. Two kids living in a small southwestern desert town try to help an alien return home and avoid being captured by the government authorities.

Categories: Science Fiction/Fantasy, Family.

Not Another Teen Movie cover

2 chucks rating

R

Not Another Teen Movie. (2001) Chyler Leigh, Jaime Pressly, Chris Evans, Mia Kirshner, Cody McMains, Deon Richmond. Directed by Joel Gallen. A satire of teenaged coming of age movies. The large ensemble cast contains all of the cliched characters you would expect to find in this type of movie.

Categories: Comedy, Teenagers, Sexually Explicit.

Nowhere to Run cover

3 chucksrating

R

Nowhere to Run. (1993) Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rosanna Arquette, Kieran Culkin, Joss Ackland. Directed by Robert Harmon. In this modern day action/adventure version of the classic western Shane, Van Damme plays a prisoner named Sam who escapes from a prison bus and hides from the authorities on the farm of an attractive young widow. When the widow and her two young children are threatened by a ruthless developer, Sam risks his new found freedom to help her.

Categories: Drama, Romance, Action/Adventure.

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