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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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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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The Unborn cover

2.5 chucks rating
PG-13

The Unborn. (2008) Odette Yustman, Gary Oldman, Meagan Good, Cam Gigandet, James Remar, Jane Alexander, Idris Elba. Written and directed by David S. Goyer. A young woman plagued by chilling dream and tortured by a demonic ghost that haunts her waking hours seeks an exorcism.

Category: Horror.

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3 chucksrating

PG

Uncle Nino. (2003) Joseph Mantegna, Anne Archer, Pierrino Mascarino, Trevor Morgan, Duke Doyle, Caniel Adebayo. Written and directed by Robert Shallcross. A distant, slightly dysfunctional family is brought closer together when the father’s long-estranged Uncle Nino comes from Italy to Chicago for a surprise visit.

Categories: Drama, Comedy, Family.

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2 chucks rating

R

Uncle Sam. (1997) Leslie Neale, Christopher Ogden, Isaac Hayes, David ‘Shark’ Fralick, Bo Hopkins, Ann Tremko, Timothy Bottoms. Directed by William Lustig. After perishing in a helicopter crash from “friendly fire”, Desert Storm war hero Sam Harper makes his last trip home. But Sam’s got new orders. He’s back from the dead and he’s on a mission of murder against all who offend him.

Category: Horror.

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2 chucks rating

R

Under the Bed. (2012) Jonny Weston, Gatlin Griffith, Peter Holden, Musetta Vander, Kelcie Stranahan. Directed by Steven C. Miller. Two brothers team up to battle a creature under the bed in their bedroom that others cannot see.

Category: Horror.

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2.5 chucks rating
PG

Underdog Kids. (2015) Phillip Rhee, Nicholas Bechtel, Cade Sutton, Adam Irigoyen, Mirelly Taylor, Max Gail, Ted McGinley. Written and directed by Phillip Rhee. Routine martial arts film about a group of inner city kids who are able to go go up against the undefeated Beverly Hills Junior National Karate Team when a semi-retired karate champ comes back to his old neighborhood and train them.

Categories: Action, Family.

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3 chucksrating

PG

An Unexpected Family. (1996) Stockard Channing, Stephen Collins, Christine Ebersole, Noah Fleiss, Chelsea Russo. Directed by Larry Elikan. When Ruth Whitney abandons her two children, her unmarried sister is reluctantly left to take care them.

Categories: Drama, Family.

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3 chucksrating

PG-13

The Uninvited. (2009) Emily Browning, Elizabeth Banks, Arielle Kebel, David Strathairn. Directed by the Guard Brothers. Following the suspicious death of their mother, sisters Anna and Alex become entangled in a deadly battle of wills when their father becomes engaged to Rachel, their mother’s former caretaker. As the two sister investigate Rachel’s questionable past, they are confronted with ghostly visions, terrifying nightmares and deadly consequences.

Category: Drama, Horror.

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3 chucksrating

R

The United States of Leland. (2003) Ryan Gosling, Don Cheadle, Chris Klein, Jena Malone, Lena Olin, Kevin Spacey, Michelle Williams. Written and directed by Matthew Ryan Hope. After seemingly ordinary 15-year-old Leland Fitzgerald stuns his community with a chilling crime, he is sent to juvenile hall where he meets Pearl, a teacher and aspiring writer who dreams of making Leland’s unusual story into a book.

Categories: Drama, Crime and Mystery.

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3 chucksrating

PG

Unstrung Heroes. (1995) Andie MacDowell, John Turturro, Michael Richards, Maury Chakin, Nathan Watt. Directed by Diane Keaton. When young Stephen needs a break from the pressures of his parents’ household, he moves in with his eccentric uncles and learns some lessons about life.

Categories: Drama, Family, Coming of Age.

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3 chucksrating

PG-13

U.S. Marshals. (1998) Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes, Robert Downey, Jr., Joe Pantoliano, Kate Nelligan, Tom Wood, Lorenzo Clemons, Ray Toler, LaTanya Richardson, Irene Jacob. Directed by Stuart Baird. U. S. Marshals is actually a sequel to the successful film version of The Fugitive. This time, instead of tracking the escaped Dr. Richard Kimble, Gerard is tracking Mark Sheridan who is wanted for the murders of two government agents in New York. Another difference is that you see Gerard working with a team of deputy marshals.

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

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2 chucks rating

PG-13

The Vampire’s Assistant (Cirque du Freak). (2009) Chris Massoglia, John C. Reilly, Ken Watanabe, Josh Hutcherson, Ray Sevenson, Patrick Fugit, Willem Dafoe, Salma Hayek. Directed by Paul Weitz. Drawn to the dark unpredictble world of the Cirque du Freak, a traveling sideshow of freaks and vampires, 16-year-old Darren decides to trade in his ordinary life for a chance to becaome an immortal vampire.

Category: Comedy, Horror.

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1.5 chucks rating
PG

Venom. (2005) Agnes Bruckner, Jonathan Jackson, Laura Ramsey, D.J. Cotrona, Rick Cramer, Bijou Phillips, Meagan Good. Directed by Jim Gillespie A loner redneck made fun of by teenagers in a small Louisiana town is possessed by 13 evil souls in the form of snakes when he tries to help an accident victim. Once possessed he relentlessly pursues the teenagers with a pickaxe and his pickup.

Category: Horror.

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2.5 chucks rating
PG-13

The Very Thought of You. (1998) Monica Potter, Rufus Sewell, Tom Hollander, Joseph Fiennes, Ray Winstone. Directed by Nick Hamm. A young American girl going to London to "find herself" independently meets three best friends, all of whom fall in love with her. Two of the friends are actively in pursuit of her, but she is in pursuit of the third friend. He struggles with his own guilt, because he feels he is betraying his friends to be with her.

Category: Comedy, Romance.

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Un Viage a la Luna. (2017) Angelo Mutti Spinetta, Leticia Brédice, Germán Palacios, Angela Torres, Luca Tedesco, Luis Machín. Written and directed by Joaquín Cambre. Outsider Tomás has a stressful life at home and at school. His family torments him and his mother forces him to take antipsychotic medication. Then he meets Iris who is a little older and falls in love with her. Realizing that his love is not returned, Tomás plans an intriguing trip to the moon to escape their problems.

Category: Drama, Romance, Science Fiction.

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3 chucksrating

PG

Victor and the Secret of the Crocodile Mansion. (2012) Kristo Ferkic, Joanna Ferkic, Vijessna Ferkic, Christoph Maria Herbst, Gudrun Ritter, Waldemar Kobus, Elena Oechsner. Directed by Cyrill Boss and Philipp Stennert. Eleven-year-old Victor is both thrilled and mystified when his family moves into his grand-uncles somber mansion filled with African masks, taxidermy crocodile mounts—and a dark secret: Four decades ago, his grand-cousin Cecilia, at the same age as he is now, lost her life in the mansions impressive staircase, and the circumstances of her death still remain obscure. Victor makes it his mission to solve the case.

Categories: Action/Adventure, Family, Mystery.

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The Video Dead cover

1 chucks rating
R

The Video Dead. (1987) Rocky Duvall, Roxanna Augesen, Sam David McClelland, Patrick Treadway. Written and directed by Robert Scott. A family takes delivery of a new television set, unaware that it is the gateway by which killer zombies enter the world. Later the Blair family takes over the house and possesion of the tv, and then discover that they have to fight the zombies or die.

Category: Horror.

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