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  • Vacation
  • Vacation (R)

    Rusty Griswold, the son in National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), is all grown up now, and because fate is cruel, he's turned into Ed Helms. more...
  • Valley Girl
  • Valley Girl (R)

    Director Martha Coolidge turned a short-lived fad into a genuine sleeper, an exploitation film that thoroughly transcends its origins to become a highly appealing romantic comedy (1983). more...
  • The Van (R)

    In this 1977 comedy, a high schooler hoping to score with women spends his college savings on the title vehicle. more...
  • Velvet Smooth (R)

    Johnnie Hill plays the title role in this 1976 blaxploitation mystery, cowritten by novelist Leonard Michaels (The Men's Club). more...
  • The Velvet Vampire (R)

    Given the genre (horror) and the budget (extremely low), it may seem perverse to say that Stephanie Rothman's 1971 film is among the best women's films ever made, but so it is—a highly intelligent, deftly poetic reimagining of the vampire myth, with the theme of fatal sexuality transferred to a female character. more...
  • Vengeance Is Mine (R)

    A deranged farmer ensnares a trio of bank robbers on the lam and tortures them mercilessly. more...
  • Vera Drake (R)

    Mike Leigh paints a warm and tragic portrait of the title character (Imelda Staunton), a good-hearted wife and mother in 1950 London who works as a cleaning lady but also as an unpaid abortionist. more...
  • The Verdict (R)

    Paul Newman stars in this 1982 courtroom drama, playing an alcoholic Boston lawyer who manages to clean up his act enough to represent the victims in a malpractice suit against a Catholic hospital. more...
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  • Violet & Daisy (R)

    After becoming the first black screenwriter to win an Oscar (for Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire), Geoffrey Fletcher graduated to directing his own original script, whose forced whimsey contrasts sharply with the earlier movie’s dire tragedy. more...
  • The Virginity Hit (R)

    Three friends try to help their buddy lose his virginity, following him around with a video camera and recording his every move as they egg him on in increasingly ludicrous situations. more...
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  • The Visitor (R)

    A U.S.-German coproduction written and directed by Italians, this 1979 cult item rips off so many different movies (The Omen, The Birds, The Holy Mountain) that ultimately it feels unique, communicating a cinephilia that shines through the awkward storytelling. more...