★★★★☆ UK. 2h. Drama. Directed by Franc Roddam. Written by Dave Humphries, Franc Roddam, Martin Stellman, Pete Townshend. Cinematography by Brian Tufano. Edited by Sean Barton, Mike Taylor. Music by The Who. Starring Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, Ray Winstone, Gary Shail, Garry Cooper, Toyah Wilcox, Trevor Laird, Andy Sayce, Kate Williams, Michael Elphick, Kim Neve, Benjamin Whitrow.

Stars Phil Daniels as Jimmy, a young 1960s London-based Mod who escapes from his dead-end job as a mailroom boy by dancing, partying, taking amphetamines, riding his scooter and brawling with the motorcycle-riding Rockers. After he and his friends participate in a huge brawl with the Rockers at the seaside town of Brighton, he is arrested and his life starts to spiral out of control; he loses his love interest (Leslie Ash), gets kicked out of his house by his parents, and discovers that his idol, the popular mod nicknamed “Ace Face” (Sting), is actually a bell boy at a hotel. Unlike the adaptation of Tommy, Quadrophenia is not a musical film, and the band does not appear live in the film.

★★★★★ USA. 1h49m. Horror. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by Joseph Stefano (screenplay) and Robert Bloch (“Psycho”). Cinematography by John L. Russell. Edited by George Tomasini. Music by Bernard Herrmann. Starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire.

A woman on the run from the police stumbles across a lonely motel run by a psychopath. Considered one of Hitchcock’s best films and praised as a major work of cinematic art by international film critics and scholars due to its slick direction, tense atmosphere, effective camerawork, a memorable score and iconic performances. Often ranked among the greatest films of all time, it set a new level of acceptability for violence, deviant behavior and sexuality in American films, and is widely considered to be the earliest example of the slasher film genre.

★★★☆☆ USA. 1h44m. Horror. Directed by Gus Van Sant. Written by Joseph Stefano (screenplay) and Robert Bloch (“Psycho”). Cinematography by Christopher Doyle. Edited by Amy E. Duddleston. Music by Bernard Herrmann, Danny Elfman, Steve Bartek. Starring Anne Heche, Vince Vaughn, Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen, William H. Macy.

A modern remake of the 1960 film of the same name directed by Alfred Hitchcock, in which an embezzler running from the law arrives at an old motel inhabited by an insane killer. Both films are adapted from Robert Bloch’s 1959 novel of the same name.

★★★★☆ UK. 2h8m. Mystery. Directed by Sidney Lumet. Written by Paul Dehn (screenplay) and Agatha Christie (“Murder On The Orient Express”). Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth. Edited by Anne V. Coates. Music by Richard Rodney Bennett. Starring Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Rachel Roberts, Richard Widmark, Michael York.

Hercule Poirot (Albert Finney), is asked to investigate the murder of an American business tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.

Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actress (Bergman).

★★★★☆ USA / UK. 1h50m. Thriller. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by Whitfield Cook, Ranald MacDougall (screenplay) and Alma Reville, James Bridie (story) and Selwyn Jepson (“Man Running”). Cinematography by Wilkie Cooper. Edited by Edward B. Jarvis. Music by Leighton Lucas. Starring Jane Wyman, Marlene Dietrich, Michael Wilding, Richard Todd, Alastair Sim, Sybil Thorndike, Kay Walsh, Miles Malleson, Hector MacGregor, Joyce Grenfell, Pat Hitchcock.

An aspiring actress is thrown together with the fellow actor she is in love with when he falls under suspicion of murder.

★★★★★ USA. 2h1m. Sci-Fi / Adventure. Directed by George Lucas. Written by George Lucas. Cinematography by Gilbert Taylor. Edited by Paul Hirsch, Marcia Lucas, Richard Chew. Music by John Williams. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness, Peter Cushing, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker.

Luke Skywalker (Hamill), along with Han Solo (Ford) and the Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi (Guinness), attempt to free Princess Leia (Fisher) from the clutches of the Galactic Empire and the Sith lord Darth Vader (Prowse, voiced by Jones). The heroes, in league with the Rebel Alliance, attempt to destroy the Empire’s planet-destroying space station, the Death Star.

★★★★★ USA. 1h51m. Mystery / Thriller. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by Angus MacPhail, Ben Hecht (screenplay) and Hilary Saint George Saunders, Francis Beeding (“The House Of Dr. Edwardes”). Cinematography by George Barnes. Edited by Hal C. Kern. Music by Miklós Rózsa. Starring Gregory Peck, Ingrid Bergman, Michael Chekhov, Leo G. Carroll, Rhonda Fleming, John Emery, Norman Lloyd, Bill Goodwin.

The story of the new head of a mental asylum who turns out not to be what he claims. Features a dream sequence by Salvador Dalí.

★★★☆☆ USA. 1h43m. Action. Directed by Eric Karson. Written by Leigh Chapman (screenplay) and Leigh Chapman, Paul Aaron (story). Cinematography by Michel Hugo. Edited by Dann Cahn. Music by Dick Halligan. Starring Chuck Norris, Karen Carlson, Lee Van Cleef, Tadashi Yamashita, Carol Bagdasarian, Richard Norton.

Involves a martial artist who must stop a group of terrorists trained in the ninja style by his half-brother.

★★★☆☆ USA. 1h35m. Adventure. Directed by Byron Haskin. Written by Ranald MacDougall, Ben Maddow, Philip Yordan (screenplay) and Carl Stephenson (“Leiningen Versus The Ants”). Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo. Edited by Everett Douglas. Music by Daniele Amfitheatrof. Starring Eleanor Parker, Charlton Heston, Abraham Sofaer, William Conrad, Romo Vincent, Douglas Fowley, John Dierkes, Leonard Strong.

The story of an attack of army ants on a Brazilian cocoa plantation. It is noteworthy for its use of special effects, especially the time-lapse photography, which was a hallmark of George Pal, and is often said to have been overlooked that year in the Oscar for Special Effects. However, the film is largely an unconventional romance, while the special effects, though impressive, are confined to the final scenes of the film.

★★★★☆ USA. 1h39m. Comedy / Drama / Romance. Directed by Ben Stiller. Written by Helen Childress. Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki. Edited by Lisa Churgin. Music by Karl Wallinger. Starring Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Steve Zahn, Swoosie Kurtz, Harry O’Reilly, Barry Sherman, Anne Meara, Andy Dick, Joe Don Baker, John Mahoney, Keith David, David Pirner, Evan Dando, Karen Duffy.

Follows Lelaina (Ryder), an aspiring videographer working on a documentary called “Reality Bites” about the disenfranchised lives of her friends and roommates. Their challenges exemplify some of the career and lifestyle choices faced by Generation X.