Letters of the Language: M

by lowelllock | created - 23 Oct 2011 | updated - 23 Jan 2012 | Public

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1. How to Be a Detective (1952)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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Goofy is hired to solve a mystery of a missing "Al." He searches the city for clues, but constantly runs into a city sheriff (who is portrayed by Pete) who tells him to let the police ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, June Foray

Votes: 334

One of muppetwikia's favorite cartoon characters: Goofy.

International Company: The Oceans Group Studio: The Disney-ABC-Dolfin Company Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company)

2. The Small One (1978)

G | 26 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.8
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A young Judean boy tries to sell his beloved old donkey to someone who would care for him as much as he does.

Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Sean Marshall, William Woodson, Olan Soule, Hal Smith

Votes: 1,042

One of muppetwikia's favorite cartoon characters: Silly Symphonies.

International Company: The Oceans Group Studio: The Disney-ABC-Dolfin Company Distributor: FishBoy Pictures (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company) officially attached to: "Pinocchio (US)" & "Freaky Friday (UK)"

3. The Boys from Brazil (1978)

R | 125 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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40 Metascore

A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, James Mason, Lilli Palmer

Votes: 22,243 | Gross: $19.00M

One of muppetwikia's favorite crime-drama movies.

Studio: Summit Entertainment Distributor: Summit Entertainment

4. Candleshoe (1977)

G | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Small-time crook Harry Bundage discovers that the old manor house where Lady St. Edmund resides, with three orphans and her butler Priory is the resting place for a hoard of treasure. ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Jodie Foster, David Niven, Helen Hayes, Leo McKern

Votes: 2,977

One of muppetwikia's favorite Touchstone clippings.

International Company: The Oceans Group Studio: The Disney-ABC-Dolfin Company Distributor: Dolfin Pictures (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company)

5. Pete's Dragon (1977)

G | 128 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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46 Metascore

An orphan boy and his magical dragon come to town with his abusive adoptive parents in pursuit.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy, Jim Dale, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 19,294 | Gross: $40.10M

One of muppetwikia's favorite Disney masterpieces.

International Company: The Oceans Group Studio: The Disney-ABC-Dolfin Company Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company) thru Dolfin Pictures (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company)

6. The New Tic Tac Dough (1978–1986)

30 min | Game-Show

7.3
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Contestants play Tic Tac Toe by answering questions in order to secure squares on an electronic game board.

Stars: Wink Martindale, Jim Caldwell, Jay Stewart, Charlie O'Donnell

Votes: 82

One of muppetwikia's favorite game shows.

Studio: Paramount Digital Entertainment Distributor: Paramount Television (a Paramount company)

7. Emergency! (1972–1979)

TV-G | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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The crew of Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Station 51, particularly the paramedic team, and Rampart Hospital respond to emergencies in their operating area.

Stars: Randolph Mantooth, Kevin Tighe, Julie London, Bobby Troup

Votes: 3,045

One of muppetwikia's favorite finale TV series.

International Company: The Oceans Group Studio: NBC-Universal Distribution Distributor: NBCUniversal Television Distribution (a division of NBC Universal) / Universal Pictures (a division of NBC Universal)

8. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)

TV-G | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Accounts of visitors to a unique resort island in the Pacific Ocean that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected.

Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize, Christopher Hewett, Wendy Schaal

Votes: 4,989

One of muppetwikia's favorite analogue TV series.

Studio: Sony Pictures Studios Distributor: Airwave Distribution (a Sony Pictures Releasing company) / Columbia Pictures (a Sony Pictures Releasing company)

9. Saturday Night Fever (1977)

R | 118 min | Drama, Music

6.8
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77 Metascore

A Brooklyn teenager feels his only chance to succeed is as the king of the disco floor. His carefree youth and weekend dancing help him to forget the reality of his bleak life.

Director: John Badham | Stars: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali

Votes: 59,540 | Gross: $94.21M

Czechoslovakian Poster, Czech Issue [measures: 24x34" (61x87cm)]

International Company: The Oceans Group Studio: CBS-Viacom Studios Distributor: Insurge Pictures (a Viacom company)

10. Good News (1947)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.8
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At fictitious Tait University in the Roaring 20's, co-ed and school librarian Connie Lane falls for football hero Tommy Marlowe. Unfortunately, he has his eye on gold-digging vamp Pat ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Patricia Marshall, Joan McCracken

Votes: 2,068

One of muppetwikia's favorite music movies.

Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Holdings, Inc. Distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (an MGM company)

11. The Wiz (1978)

G | 134 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.3
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An adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz" that tries to capture the essence of the African-American experience.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross

Votes: 11,883 | Gross: $21.05M

One of muppetwikia's favorite musical movies.

International Company: The Oceans Group Studio: NBC-Universal Distribution Distributor: Focus Features (a division of NBC Universal)

12. The Secret of NIMH (1982)

G | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected.

Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Elizabeth Hartman, Derek Jacobi, Dom DeLuise, Arthur Malet

Votes: 30,451 | Gross: $10.14M

One of muppetwikia's favorite family movies. Mom: Jennifer Warnes Dad: Joseph Cocker Uncle: Paul Williams / Dom DeLuise Aunt: Sally Stevens / Elizabeth Hartman

Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Holdings, Inc. Distributor: United Artists Pictures (an MGM company)

13. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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65 Metascore

A young Australian reporter tries to navigate the political turmoil of Indonesia during the rule of President Sukarno with the help of a diminutive photographer.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt, Bembol Roco

Votes: 16,863 | Gross: $10.28M

One of muppetwikia's favorite drama movies.

Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Holdings, Inc. Distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (an MGM company)

14. Running with Scissors (2006)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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52 Metascore

Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended family.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Joseph Cross, Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Gwyneth Paltrow

Votes: 20,773 | Gross: $6.75M

One of muppetwikia's favorite time-travel films.

Studio: Sony Pictures Studios Distributor: Destination Films (a Sony Pictures Releasing company)

15. Oliver & Company (1988)

G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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A lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York City.

Director: George Scribner | Stars: Joey Lawrence, Billy Joel, Cheech Marin, Richard Mulligan

Votes: 36,268 | Gross: $74.15M

One of muppetwikia's favorite adventure movies.

International Company: The Oceans Group Studio: The Disney-ABC-Dolfin Company Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company) thru Dolfin Pictures (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company)

16. Shoot to Kill (1988)

R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.8
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An FBI agent teams up with a tracker to pursue a murderer after he vanishes into the mountains and infiltrates a hiking group.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Tom Berenger, Kirstie Alley, Clancy Brown

Votes: 10,013 | Gross: $29.30M

One of muppetwikia's favorite action movies.

Studio: The Disney-ABC-Dolfin Company Distributor: Dolfin Pictures (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company)

17. Body of Evidence (1993)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

4.4
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A lawyer defends a woman accused of killing her older lover by having sex with him.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Madonna, Willem Dafoe, Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer

Votes: 12,169 | Gross: $13.28M

One of muppetwikia's favorite suspense movies.

Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Holdings, Inc. Distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (an MGM company)

18. Phantoms (1998)

R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.4
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26 Metascore

One hundred fifty dead, and three hundred fifty missing in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, Colorado, and that's only the beginning.

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Rose McGowan, Joanna Going, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 17,408 | Gross: $5.66M

One of muppetwikia's favorite thriller-horror movies.

Studio: The Weinstein Company Distributor: Dimension Films (a division of The Weinstein Company)

19. Lebanon (2009)

R | 93 min | Drama, War

6.9
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85 Metascore

During the First Lebanon War in 1982, a lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town.

Director: Samuel Maoz | Stars: Yoav Donat, Itay Tiran, Oshri Cohen, Michael Moshonov

Votes: 10,043 | Gross: $0.37M

One of muppetwikia's favorite Gulf War movies.

Studio: Lionsgate Distributor: Lionsgate (a Lionsgate company)

20. The Space Shuttle (1994 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.6
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A behind-the-scenes look at Space Shuttle operations.

Director: Scott Hicks

Votes: 23

One of muppetwikia's favorite Columbia Space Shuttle movies.

Studio: Lionsgate Distributor: Lionsgate (a Lionsgate company)

21. Out of Africa (1985)

PG | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen

Votes: 58,772 | Gross: $87.10M

One of muppetwikia's favorite Africa movies.

International Company: The Oceans Group Studio: NBC-Universal Distribution Distributor: Focus Features (a division of NBC Universal)