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Even as a schmaltzy low-budget military/sci-fi mashup, "The Final Countdown" feels cheap and lazy.
This gritty boxing drama, though it hasn't aged well, earned an Oscar nom for Kirk Douglas and established many of the patterns of the genre.
A solid, engaging thriller, "Seven Days in May" tends to fall apart when you examine its plot a little more closely.
It's a bit hokey, but 1954's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" has stood as the quintessential version of Jules Verne's novel.
The 1960 epic about a Roman slave revolt was disavowed by director Stanley Kubrick, but it remains one of his finest films.
Hollywood loves the notion that all artists must suffer to achieve greatness, and "Lust for Life" is full-bore leap into Vincent Van Gogh's misery.