Peter Woodward Movies

Danial Acevedo
19 min readApr 18, 2024

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Get ready to embark on a thrilling journey through the world of cinema with our latest roundup, “Peter Woodward Movies. “ From heart-pounding action to gripping dramas, this article brings together the most impressive works of acclaimed filmmaker Peter Woodward. Whether you’re new to his work or a seasoned fan, this roundup will provide an engaging and unforgettable experience.

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1. Mighty Jack (1968)

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In the thrilling action-packed movie Mighty Jack, an elite espionage team embarks on a top-secret mission to thwart the world-conquering plans of the cunning organization known as Q. Headquartered on a technologically advanced flying submarine, the team faces a formidable foe determined to control the world using an ice that defies the laws of nature — ice that doesn’t melt.

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2. The Comedy of Errors (1978)

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“The Comedy of Errors” is a delightful British musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s play, first released in 1978. This lively production, directed by Philip Casson and written by Trevor Nunn, Titus Maccius Plautus, and William Shakespeare, features the Royal Shakespeare Company at its best.

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3. Macbeth (1979)

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Experience the depth and intensity of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy in the 1979 live-action adaptation of “Macbeth. “ Set in the Scottish military, Macbeth (played by Ian McKellen) receives a chilling prophecy from three sinister sorceresses that he will rule as King of Scotland. Driven by a thirst for power, Macbeth, with the encouragement of his wife, Lady Macbeth (portrayed by Judi Dench), unleashes a chain of brutal events to claim the throne. This critically acclaimed production, nominated for three BAFTA Awards, is directed by Philip Casson and Trevor Nunn, and written by Trevor Nunn and Shakespeare himself.

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4. Gloriana (1984)

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“Gloriana, “ a riveting period drama released in 1984, takes viewers on a journey through a world of royal rivalries, love, and political intrigue. Directed by Derek Bailey, this musical masterpiece stars Sarah Walker, Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, and Jean Rigby as they navigate the complex web of power and desire.

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5. Gadgetman (1996)

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In the heart of England, young inventor’s son Max and his friends embark on a thrilling adventure to save his father, also an innovator, kidnapped by malicious criminals. As they unleash their intellectual prowess, they use cutting-edge computer technology to foil their dastardly plans and regain access to British ATMs.

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6. The House of Angelo (1997)

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Set in the 18th century London, “The House of Angelo” is a compelling drama that brings together fencing instructors, bodyguards, ambassadors, and assassins. The renowned Angelo family, specialized in fencing instruction, is entrusted with the task of safeguarding a visiting Ambassador from dangerous French assassins. With their skills and expertise in fencing, the Angelo family embarks on a thrilling mission to protect the Ambassador amidst the political intrigue and danger that surrounds them.

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7. The Brylcreem Boys (1998)

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“The Brylcreem Boys” (1998) is a war-drama movie set during World War II. When the Dublin government forges a neutrality agreement with both Germany and London, they unknowingly bring together soldiers from both sides into a single camp. The film chronicles the lives of Canadian, German, and Irish pilots, sailors, and soldiers within this environment. “The Brylcreem Boys” offers a blend of romance and drama, highlighting the complex dynamics formed in the camp, while the backdrop of a world war adds tension and depth to the narrative. The movie stars Billy Campbell, Chris ‘Kit’ Ryan, and Jean Butler, under the direction of Terence Ryan, and is written by Jamie Brown, Susan Morrall, and Ryan himself. The movie features themes of loyalty, betrayal, and the struggle for survival amidst wartime. With a PG-13 rating, the film is not for young children, but caters to a wide audience, evoking both sympathy and intrigue. “The Brylcreem Boys” offers a fresh perspective on the war, set against the backdrop of the emerald hills of Ireland. Critics have given the movie a 6.2 rating out of 10 on IMDb, based on 617.0 votes. With a runtime of 1 hour and 46 minutes, the movie offers a gripping tale of war, friendship, and camaraderie, making it a perfect choice for those who enjoy historical dramas with a romantic twist. “The Brylcreem Boys” is available to watch now. Don’t miss the chance to delve into this captivating world of war and romance.

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8. Darkness Falls (1999)

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In the gripping psychological thriller “Darkness Falls” (1999), Mark and Sally Driscoll find themselves trapped deep in the web of deceit when a shadowy figure threatens their lives. The Driscolls, whose marriage is on the rocks, find themselves hostages at the hands of a determined intruder, who reveals shocking secrets about their troubled relationship.

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9. Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (1999)

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“Babylon 5: A Call to Arms” is a thrilling sequel to the beloved space opera, set in the year 1999. The fourth installment in the franchise, this 1h 34min drama is jam-packed with non-stop action, adventure, and high-stakes drama. Directed by Michael Vejar, it was written by renowned creator J. Michael Straczynski, who brings his unique and imaginative vision to the series. In “Babylon 5: A Call to Arms, “ humanity is confronted with a potentially devastating threat: the Drakh, who seek revenge against humanity following the Second Shadow War. With the outcome hanging in the balance, the stakes are high as diverse characters come together to protect their future. The movie features a captivating blend of familiar faces and newcomers, led by Bruce Boxleitner, Jerry Doyle, and Jeff Conaway. With a cast of seasoned actors and a riveting storyline, this “Babylon 5” entry is sure to satisfy fans and newcomers alike. As the fifth “Babylon 5” movie, it delves deeper into the compelling universe created by Straczynski. The blend of interwoven plotlines and immersive world-building has garnered the series a cult following. With an IMDb rating of 7.1 and over 5876 votes, “Babylon 5: A Call to Arms” stands as a must-watch for action and sci-fi enthusiasts. Join the adventure and see where the “Babylon 5” universe takes you in this gripping, heart-pounding installment of the beloved franchise.

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10. The Patriot (2000)

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“The Patriot” is a powerful, emotional action drama set during the American Revolution. Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin, portrayed by Mel Gibson, is compelled to take up arms against the oppressive British army when a brutal officer takes the life of his son. As he leads the Colonial Militia, Martin faces not only the challenges of war but also the internal struggles of being a husband and father during such turbulent times. This gripping film garnered critical acclaim, earning three Oscar nominations and featuring an impressive cast including Heath Ledger and Joely Richardson. “The Patriot” is a compelling historical tale that is sure to inspire and captivate audiences.

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11. Hard Cash (2002)

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“Hard Cash” is a high-stakes crime thriller released in 2002. The film stars Christian Slater and Val Kilmer as an infamous thief and his new crew, who successfully pull off a brilliant heist only to become entangled with a corrupt FBI agent when they discover the money they stole is marked. Predrag Antonijevic directs this gripping tale of deceit, betrayal, and the relentless pursuit of power, while Willie Dreyfus’s script keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. The film features intense action sequences, gripping performances, and a compelling plot, making it an engaging choice for fans of the action, crime, and thriller genres.

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12. Puckoon (2002)

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“Puckoon” (2002) is a delightful comedy film set in the picturesque Irish village of the same name. Based on the book by legendary writer Spike Milligan, this captivating tale brilliantly captures the hilarious absurdity of daily life at the border of a divided nation. In the rural setting of Puckoon, we encounter a variety of quirky characters, each with their own unique story. The village’s oddities prove the perfect backdrop for a host of humorous situations. From a funeral procession with a twist to the hilarity that ensues when a local takes on the role of a church, the film is packed with amusement. The combination of the talented cast, including Sean Hughes, Elliott Gould, and Daragh O’Malley, along with the witty direction of Terence Ryan, brings the story of Puckoon to life on the big screen. The heartfelt comedy, set against the unique rural Irish setting, is sure to bring a smile to the face of every viewer. “Puckoon” is a must-watch for fans of comedy and anyone looking for a light-hearted escape into the charming world of a divided Irish village. So sit back, grab some popcorn, and get ready for a rollercoaster ride of laughter, love, and life in Puckoon.

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13. The True Story of Alexander the Great (2005)

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“The True Story of Alexander the Great” is a riveting documentary that delves into the life and groundbreaking conquests of the legendary Greek ruler. This film explores the dramatic rise of Alexander the Great, who at the tender age of 32, had conquered Greece, Turkey, most of Asia, and Egypt.

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14. National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

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In National Treasure: Book of Secrets, the thrilling sequel to the blockbuster National Treasure, Benjamin Gates (Nicolas Cage) is embroiled in a complex web of history, mystery, and action that takes him on an adrenaline-pumping adventure. With a clue left in the infamous diary of John Wilkes Booth, Gates must navigate a labyrinth of intrigue to prove his ancestor’s innocence in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Along the way, Gates is joined by his trusty team, including the witty Riley Poole (Justin Bartha) and the enigmatic Abigail Chase (Diane Kruger), as they unravel secret after secret. Will Gates succeed in restoring his family’s name and bring justice to the past? Featuring stunning visual effects, breathtaking action sequences, and masterfully crafted plot twists, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, directed by Jon Turteltaub and written by Marianne and Cormac Wibberley along with Gregory Poirier, is an unmissable cinematic experience that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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15. Closing the Ring (2007)

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“Closing the Ring” is a heartfelt drama-romance film set in the 1940s, which follows the journey of a young man as he attempts to locate the rightful owner of a ring belonging to a U. S. World War II bomber gunner who tragically crashed in Belfast, Northern Ireland. This emotional tale unfolds across various timeframes and involves multiple characters, including a notable female star who appears nude in the movie, adding to its intrigue and suspense. The film explores themes of love, loss, and the power of time and memory. With a running time of 1 hour and 58 minutes, “Closing the Ring” offers a gripping cinematic experience that leaves a lasting impression. Directed by the esteemed Richard Attenborough and written by Peter Woodward, this film stars Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, and Dylan Roberts. Produced by CTR, Closing The Ring Ltd. , and Premiere Picture, “Closing the Ring” is a UK-Canada-USA production with an IMDb rating of 6.5. The film has garnered critical acclaim and was released on December 28, 2007.

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16. Unthinkable (2010)

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“Unthinkable” is a gripping psychological thriller set in the midst of a global nuclear weapon crisis. The film centers around a black-ops interrogator and an F. B. I. Agent who are faced with an unthinkable task: to extract information from a suspect terrorist, who is threatening to detonate three nuclear weapons in the U. S. Director Gregor Jordan weaves a chilling tale of suspense, tension, and moral ambiguity as the interrogators delve into the darkest corners of human nature and explore the limits of what is acceptable in the pursuit of national security. Stars Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Michael Sheen deliver powerful performances, bringing the characters to life in this intense and riveting thriller. With a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes, “Unthinkable” is an adrenaline-pumping journey that expertly balances the thrill of the chase with the psychological drama of high-stakes interrogations. This suspenseful film, rated R, is sure to captivate viewers and leave them pondering the moral dilemmas faced by those tasked with protecting their country.

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17. Dead Space: Aftermath (2011)

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Dead Space: Aftermath is a thrilling animated horror sci-fi film that expands the universe of the popular video game franchise. The story follows Earth’s efforts to investigate the mysterious disappearance of two spaceships, USG Ishimura and USG O’Bannon, both victims of a deadly Necromorph outbreak. With only the crew of the USG O’Bannon left to rely on, viewers are thrown into a terrifying and mature animation experience. Fans of the game will appreciate the film’s attention to detail and its seamless integration of elements from the original storyline. Directed by Mike Disa and written by Brandon Auman, Mike Disa, and Chuck Beaver, Dead Space: Aftermath brings together the film’s talented cast, including Christopher Judge, Ricardo Chavira, and Gwendoline Yeo. The film’s 1h 25min runtime and lack of a ratings board mean it’s open to a wide audience, making it the perfect choice for horror, animation, and sci-fi fans alike. With impressive visuals and terrifying Necromorphs, Dead Space: Aftermath is a standout in the animated horror genre. Boasting a $2.5 million budget and a cast of notable stars, this film delivers on its promise of action, suspense, and gruesome scares. If you loved the original Dead Space series, or you’re just looking for an exciting and terrifying animated experience, Dead Space: Aftermath is a must-see.

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18. Three Days of Hamlet (2012)

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Experience the captivating world of “Three Days of Hamlet” (2012), a unique Hamlet-based fantasy documentary that delves deep into the complexities of fathers and sons, mothers and uncles, and the intricate bonds of nature and nurture. Directed by Alex Hyde-White, this thought-provoking exploration of family dynamics is a must-watch documentary that leaves a lasting impression.

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19. Anything But Christmas (2012)

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In the romantic comedy, “Anything But Christmas, “ John, a man who loves Grace and her 10-year-old son Zachary, has dreams of proposing to Grace during the holiday season. However, Christmas is a season he avoids, as it brings forth chaos with exes, misunderstandings, and family interference. Along with Grace and Zachary, they navigate through the festive mayhem to mend their relationship before the holidays come to a close. As the story unfolds, viewers will be entertained by the whimsical and heartwarming romance that unfurls amidst the holiday chaos.

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20. Shame the Devil (2013)

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“Shame the Devil, “ released in 2013, is a gripping, suspenseful crime thriller directed by Paul Tanter. Starring Simon Phillips, Juliette Bennett, and Will de Meo, the film features a London detective on the hunt for a murderous serial killer who uses a chilling “truth or die” method.

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21. The Fall of the Essex Boys (2013)

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“The Fall of the Essex Boys” takes you on a chilling journey through the world of one of the deadliest rival gangs in the UK during the 1990s. Based on a true story, this movie delves into the lives of men who were once feared by all and respected by some. It portrays the grim reality of the Essex Boys gang, their rise to power, and their inevitable fall.

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22. Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon (2014)

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“Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon” is a heartwarming, 3D animated film from 2014 that takes viewers on an extraordinary journey to the moon alongside Pushok, a lovable mutt, and his cosmic canine crew. The film is Russian in origin but is also available in English, following a family-friendly G-rating. In this light-hearted adventure, Pushok embarks on an out-of-this-world mission to save his father and in the process, learns the profound significance of teamwork. The stellar voice cast includes Nonna Grishaeva, Alicia Silverstone, and Ashlee Simpson, helmed by directors Inna Evlannikova, Aleksandr Khramtsov, and Vadim Sotskov. Screenwriting credits go to Maksim Belozor, John Chua, and Mike Disa. The film has garnered three nominations for its engaging storyline and captivating animation. It boasts a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes, a perfect length for young viewers’ attention spans. The movie has generated a box office gross of $6,451,892, demonstrating its success and appeal among audiences worldwide. The stunning visuals and exciting narrative of “Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon” are sure to captivate viewers of all ages, making it a must-watch family film.

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23. Dangerous Mind of a Hooligan (2014)

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In the thrilling crime drama “Dangerous Mind of a Hooligan” (2014), five strangers are brought together for a seemingly simple bank robbery. As the operation unfolds, the group’s trust in one another quickly disintegrates, leading to a deadly descent into paranoia, violence, and nightmarish horror.

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24. Postman Pat: The Movie (2014)

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Dive into the whimsical world of the beloved British animated character, Postman Pat, in the heartwarming family adventure “Postman Pat: The Movie” (2014). When a devoted postman, Pat Clifton, discovers his deep-rooted love for music, he seizes the opportunity to join a talent show competition, embarking on a journey that tests his beliefs about himself and his small town. Packed with hilarious comedy, enchanting music performances, and mesmerizing 3D visuals, this movie is sure to captivate and entertain viewers of all ages.

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25. The Crypt (2014)

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In the heart of a forgotten Convent, lies a dark and chilling secret. Set in 2014, “The Crypt” follows a Church-appointed team, consisting of a hardened veteran, a rookie, and a seasoned investigator, as they delve deep into the grim past of a crypt that once housed a tragic event.

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26. Awaiting (2015)

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“Awaiting” (2015) is a chilling thriller that takes you deep into the English moors, where a sociopath preys upon the innocent and unsuspecting. With an intriguing plot, this film tests the boundary between morality and madness, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats.

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27. Property of the State (2016)

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“Property of the State” is a gripping 2016 drama that follows an ordinary woman as she grapples with the devastating aftermath of having a murderer for a brother. Directed by Kit Ryan and written by Susan Morrall, Peter Woodward, and Ryan himself, this psychological thriller stars Elaine Cassidy, Martin McCann, and Patrick Gibson in pivotal roles. While the film’s runtime is 1 hour and 47 minutes, it packs an emotional punch, leaving audiences stunned.

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28. The Comedian’s Guide to Survival (2016)

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“The Comedian’s Guide to Survival” is a charming and light-hearted comedic journey. In this film, one man embarks on a globe-trotting quest to uncover the true essence of comedy. With a talented cast and skilled direction by Mark Murphy, the movie delves into the heart of laughter while exploring the different cultures and comedy styles around the world. This hilarious adventure will take you on a whirlwind tour of wit, humor, and camaraderie with a budget of $95. Although it has an IMDb rating of 4.7 based on 389 votes, “The Comedian’s Guide to Survival” is a delightful watch for anyone who appreciates a good laugh and a unique perspective on the world of comedy.

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29. The Last Scout (2017)

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In a future where Earth is ravaged by endless war, hope flickers as a team of hardened astronauts embarks on a perilous mission to search the universe for a habitable world to save humanity from extinction. “The Last Scout, “ directed by Simon Phillips and written by Paul Tanter, takes viewers on an exhilarating and unforgettable journey through the cosmos, battling hostile alien life forms, and uncovering the most profound truth about survival. Starring Blaine Gray, Simon Phillips, and Rebecca Ferdinando, this action-packed adventure combines intense drama with breathtaking visual effects, making it a perfect addition to any sci-fi enthusiast’s collection.

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30. Dystopia (2018)

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In the year 2037, the world stands on the brink of extinction due to a mysterious virus that has rendered humanity infertile, causing no births in over two decades. Governments have lost their power, becoming mere puppets for the biggest corporations. Biocorp, the world’s largest corporation, promises a cure but continuously fails to deliver.

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31. Deadly Excursion (2019)

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Imagine embarking on a seemingly perfect spring break getaway with your daughter, only to find the very people meant to guide you, plotting your demise. “Deadly Excursion” is a chilling thriller that takes you on a journey fraught with danger and deception. As a woman and her daughter set sail for paradise, they become unwitting victims of the sinister intentions of their captain.

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32. Stealing Chaplin (2020)

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In ‘Stealing Chaplin’ (2020), two ambitious brothers find themselves in a daring predicament. Driven by a desire to secure their financial future, they plot to steal the living body of legendary comedian Charlie Chaplin, intending to ransom it for an enormously profitable reward. The movie brings suspense, thrills, and dark humour as the brothers navigate through a web of lies, deception, and high-stakes crime. But will their devised plan succeed, or will their audacious attempt unravel their secret lives, setting off a chain of tragic and unforeseeable consequences? Experience the exhilarating world of ‘Stealing Chaplin’ as the plot takes you on a ride where nothing is as it seems.

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33. Dolphin Island (2021)

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“Dolphin Island” is a heartwarming and captivating drama-comedy film set in a picturesque Caribbean paradise. When 15-year-old Annabel Coleridge unexpectedly loses her parents, she finds a sense of belonging and family among eccentric islanders, including her best friend Mitzy, a friendly dolphin. However, her life takes a dramatic turn when her demanding maternal grandparents and their lawyer try to take her away from her loving home.

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34. Moonshot (2022)

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Embark on a wild and romantic journey in “Moonshot” (2022) as two college students, played by Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson, hatch a daring plan to be reunited with their long-lost significant others. As they navigate their way through college life, they quickly realize their quest has taken a detour. Joined by Zach Braff in a supporting role, this upbeat and heartwarming comedy takes us on a lively journey that’s full of unexpected twists and turns.

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