The best Paul Bartel’s movies

Paul Bartel

Paul Bartel

06/08/1938- 13/05/2000
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The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects
8.5/10
Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an explosion in San Pedro harbor – leaving few survivors. Verbal lures his interrogators with an incredible story of the crime lord's almost supernatural prowess.

Piranha

Piranha
5.9/10
  • Genre: ComedyHorror
  • Release: 03/08/1978
  • Character: Mr. Dumont
When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.

Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Gremlins 2: The New Batch
6.4/10
Young sweethearts Billy and Kate move to the Big Apple, land jobs in a high-tech office park and soon reunite with the friendly and lovable Gizmo. But a series of accidents creates a whole new generation of Gremlins. The situation worsens when the devilish green creatures invade a top-secret laboratory and develop genetically altered powers, making them even harder to destroy!

National Lampoon's European Vacation

National Lampoon's European Vacation
6.2/10
The Griswalds win a vacation to Europe on a game show, and so pack their bags for the continent. They do their best to catch the flavor of Europe, but they just don't know how to be be good tourists. Besides, they have trouble taking holidays in countries where they CAN speak the language.

Escape from L.A.

Escape from L.A.
5.7/10
This time, a cataclysmic temblor hits Los Angeles, turning it into an island. The president views the quake as a sign from above, expels Los Angeles from the country and makes it a penal colony for those found guilty of moral crimes. When his daughter, part of a resistance movement, steals the control unit for a doomsday weapon, Snake again gets tapped to save the day.

Death Race 2000

Death Race 2000
6.2/10
In a boorish future, the government sponsors a popular, but bloody, cross-country race in which points are scored by mowing down pedestrians. Five teams, each comprised of a male and female, compete using cars equipped with deadly weapons. Frankenstein, the mysterious returning champion, has become America's hero, but this time he has a passenger from the underground resistance.

Joe's Apartment

Joe's Apartment
5.5/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 26/07/1996
  • Character: NEA Scout
A nice guy has just moved to New York and discovers that he must share his run-down apartment with a couple thousand singing, dancing cockroaches.

Into the Night

Into the Night
6.4/10
Ed Okin used to have a boring life. He used to have trouble getting to sleep. Then one night, he met Diana. Now, Ed's having trouble staying alive.

Hamlet

Hamlet
5.9/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 12/05/2000
  • Character: Osric
Modern day adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder in New York City.

Caddyshack II

Caddyshack II
3.8/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 22/07/1988
  • Character: Mr. Jamison
When a crass new-money tycoon's membership application is turned down at a snooty country club, he retaliates by buying the club and turning it into a tacky amusement park.

Rock 'n' Roll High School

Rock 'n' Roll High School
6.6/10
  • Genre: ComedyMusic
  • Release: 24/08/1979
  • Character: Mr. McGree
A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration.

Hi, Mom!

Hi, Mom!
6.2/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 27/04/1970
  • Character: Uncle Tom Wood
Vietnam vet Jon Rubin returns to New York and rents a rundown flat in Greenwich Village. It is in this flat that he begins to film, 'Peeping Tom' style, the people in the apartment across the street. His obsession with making films leads him to fall in with a radical 'Black Power' group, which in turn leads him to carry out a bizarre act of urban terrorism.

Basquiat

Basquiat
6.9/10
  • Genre: DramaHistory
  • Release: 09/08/1996
  • Character: Henry Geldzahler
The brief life of Jean Michel Basquiat, a world renowned New York street artist struggling with fame, drugs and his identity.

Eating Raoul

Eating Raoul
6.8/10
  • Genre: ComedyCrime
  • Release: 24/03/1982
  • Character: Paul Bland
A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discover a bizarre, if not murderous way to get funding for opening a restaurant.

White Dog

White Dog
7/10
  • Genre: DramaHorror
  • Release: 07/07/1982
  • Character: Cameraman
A trainer attempts to retrain a vicious dog that’s been raised to kill black people.

Chopping Mall

Chopping Mall
5.6/10
A group of teenagers that work at the mall all get together for a late night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lock down before they can get out, the robot security system activates after a malfunction and goes on a killing spree. One by one the three bots try to rid the mall of the “intruders.” The only weapons the kids can use are the supplies in other stores, or if they can make it till morning when the mall opens back up.

Amazon Women on the Moon

Amazon Women on the Moon
6.2/10
Acclaimed director John Landis (Animal House, The Blues Brothers) presents this madcap send-up of late night TV, low-budget sci-fi films and canned-laughter-filled sitcoms packed with off-the-wall sketches that will have you in stitches. Centered around a television station which features a 1950s-style sci-fi movie interspersed with a series of wild commercials, wacky shorts and weird specials, this lampoon of contemporary life and pop culture skewers some of the silliest spectacles ever created in the name of entertainment. A truly outrageous look at the best of the worst that television has to offer.

Frankenweenie

Frankenweenie
7.2/10
When young Victor's pet dog Sparky (who stars in Victor's home-made monster movies) is hit by a car, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, he has to convince them (and his parents) that despite his appearance, Sparky's still the good loyal friend he's always been.

Cannonball

Cannonball
5.5/10
  • Genre: Action
  • Release: 06/07/1976
  • Character: Lester Marks
Coy "Cannonball" Buckman (David Carradine) and his blazing red Pontiac enter the Trans-America Grand Prix, an underground road race spanning the continent in which there are no rules, no speed limits and no heed for the law. En route, Buckman jockeys with an international ensemble of racers for a $100,000 purse. But there are none more important than Cade Redman (Bill McKinney), his direct competition for a guaranteed spot on the elite Modern Motors racing team.

Twin Sitters

Twin Sitters
5.9/10
An evil business executive (played by George Lazenby), is releasing dangerous toxins and the Barbarian Brothers set out to stop his evil work.

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