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The Frogmen (U) 1951 A team of underwater demolition experts embarks on a mission to find a safe landing site for the US military to launch an invasion on a South Pacific island occupied by Japanese army and naval forces. But first the commander and his men must put aside their personal differences to ensure the mission is successful. Action thriller, starring Richard Widmark, Dana Andrews and Gary Merrill (888)

Grease (PG) 1978 Rebellious youngster Danny falls for innocent Australian girl Sandy during a summer break, but when he finds out she is a new student at his school, he risks losing her love by trying to act cool in front of his friends. Musical set in the 1950s, starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn and Barry Pearl (888)

Destination Gobi (U) 1953 A detachment of American military personnel sent to monitor weather conditions in the Mongolian desert comes under attack from the Japanese air force, and teams up with local tribesmen to defeat their common enemy. World War Two adventure, starring Richard Widmark, Don Taylor, Casey Adams and Murvyn Vye (888)

Carpool (PG) 1996 A stressed-out executive takes over the task of ferrying children to school. However, his already chaotic life takes a turn for the worse when he and the kids are held hostage by a down-on-his-luck carnival owner who has just relieved a gang of bank robbers of their ill-gotten gains. Comedy, starring Tom Arnold, David Paymer, Rhea Perlman and Rod Steiger

Made in America (12) 1993 A school project leads a black woman to discover she is the product of artificial insemination. When she tracks down her biological father, she is horrified to find that he is a brash white second-hand car salesman, notorious for his outrageous TV ads, and with little inclination to take on the responsibilities of parenthood. Romantic comedy, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Nia Long and Will Smith

The Italian Job (12) 2003 A crook double-crosses his partners in crime, a betrayal that leaves their friend and mentor dead. One year later, they regroup and form a daring plan to exact revenge on the traitor and reclaim their ill-gotten gains. Crime thriller inspired by the 1969 movie, starring Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton, Seth Green and Donald Sutherland (888)

Shaft (18) 2000 A maverick detective vows to catch a racist criminal suspected of murdering an innocent black man. However, the only witness is reluctant to talk, and the killer comes from a very wealthy family, prompting the tough-talking cop to quit the force and bring in the culprit on his own terms. Remake of the classic blaxploitation thriller, starring Samuel L Jackson, Christian Bale and Toni Collette (888)

The Luzhin Defence (12) 2000 A boy with an extraordinary gift for chess grows up to be a top-class player, but his troubled family life and lack of social skills damage his chances of finding love. Romantic drama, based on the novel by Vladimir Nabokov, starring John Turturro and Emily Watson, with Geraldine James and Stuart Wilson (888)

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