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Sam Raimi

Date of Birth: Oct 23, 1959

Country: USA

Biography: Filmmaker Sam Raimi is most famous for his early movies in The Evil Dead series and for the blockbuster Spider-Man movies. Raimi is known as a movie enthusiast who began making his own movies before he was a teenager. In 1978 he and some friends, including actor Bruce Campbell, made Within the Woods, a short horror film they used to raise money to make a feature. For a few hundred thousand dollars, they made The Evil Dead, an over-the-top horror movie that got raves at Cannes in 1983

Total Titles at Criticker: 37 - You've Seen 37

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Titles You've Ranked (37)
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Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except (1985)
Summary: Jack Stryker took two bullets in the leg in Vietnam and was carried back by one of his men. (imdb)
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Intruder Intruder (1989)
Summary: The ex-boyfriend of a check-out girl at a supermarket returns at closing time to make trouble. They quarrel and the boyfriend is ejected from the store. After they lock the building up to take inventory, the employees start dying off (imdb)
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The Stand The Stand (1994)  - TV Mini-Series
Summary: After the world is decimated by a man-made plague, a battle of literally Biblical proportions ensues between the survivors. (imdb)
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Spies Like Us Spies Like Us (1985)
Summary: Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.
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Miller Miller's Crossing (1990)
Summary: A highly styled 'genre' film which can perhaps be seen as a pastiche of all gangster movies. Tom Reagan is the laconic anti-hero of this amoral tale which is also, paradoxically, a look at morals within the criminal underworld of the 1930s. Two rival gangs vie for control of a city where the police are pawns, and the periodic busts of illicit drinking establishments are no more than a way for one gang to get back at the other. Black humour and shocking violence compete for screen time as we question whether or not Tom, right-hand man of the Irish mob leader, really has a heart. (imdb)
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Ash vs. Evil Dead Ash vs. Evil Dead (2015)  - TV Series
Summary: Ash has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead until a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind and Ash becomes mankind's only hope. (imdb)
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M.A.N.T.I.S. M.A.N.T.I.S. (1994)  - TV Series
Summary: A paralyzed African-American scientist builds a powerful exo-skeleton in order to walk again, and uses his new abilities to fight crime.
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Xena: Warrior Princess Xena: Warrior Princess (1995)  - TV Series
Summary: Xena, a mighty Warrior Princess with a dark past, sets out to redeem herself. She is joined by small town bard, Gabrielle. Together they journey the ancient world and fight for the greater good against ruthless Warlords and Gods. (imdb)
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The Shining The Shining (1997)  - TV Mini-Series
Summary: Television adaptation of Stephen King novel that follows a recovering alcoholic professor. He ends up taking a job as a winter caretaker for a remote Colorado hotel which he seeks as an opportunity to finish a piece of work. With his wife and son with him, the caretaker settles in, only to see visions of the hotel's long deceased employees and guests. With evil intentions, they manipulate him into his dark side which takes a toll on he and his family. (imdb)
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Galaxis Galaxis (1995)
Summary: Legend says that the sacred crystal is the source for all life and was created at the beginning of time. Kyla has sought the crystal to use its powers for himself and he takes the crystal after smashing the defenders on the Planet Sintaria. But there is another identical crystal on Earth and Ladera heads there to get it before the evil Kyla... (imdb)
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Maniac Cop 2 Maniac Cop 2 (1990)
Summary: Officer Matt Cordell, the undead cop, returns from the grave. Again. This time he is after the criminals who murdered him in the prison, and he is not doing that because he wants to forgive them... (imdb)
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Attack of the Helping Hand! Attack of the Helping Hand! (1979)  - Short Film
Summary: General Mills' popular Hamburger Helper mascot also known as Helping Hand or Lefty, a four-fingered, left-hand white glove, which appears on the product's packaging, comes to life in a woman's kitchen and tries to grope her and kill her. (imdb)
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Medieval Times: The Making of Army of Darkness Medieval Times: The Making of Army of Darkness (2015)  - Direct-to-Video
Summary: People behind the cult movie Army of Darkness discuss its difficult and tumultuous production.
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Journey to the Center of the Earth Journey to the Center of the Earth (1993)  - TV Movie
Summary: Taking the title from the novel by Jules Verne, this story takes his basic premise of the desire to travel to the center of the Earth. The travelers, using their craft, penetrate an active volcano and encounter a strange world filled with many creatures and an evil force controlling it all. (imdb)
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Suck My Geek! Suck My Geek! (2007)  - TV Movie
Summary: A French documentary about geeks.
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Stephen King Stephen King's World of Horror (1986)  - TV Movie
Summary: A documentary about the works of novelist Stephen King and his influence on popular culture and his impact on horror film and novels. Portions of this documentary were repackaged and released as "This is Horror", released in 1989. (imdb)
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The Men Behind the Army The Men Behind the Army (1999)  - Short Film
Summary: A fairly comic look into the making of the creatures and battle scenes for the film Army of Darkness (1993). We look at various different skeletons created for the battle, the creation of the pit bitch and some hilarious behind the scenes stories and footage of Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell. Well worth looking at for any avid fan of the Evil Dead trilogy. (imdb)
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Evil Dead Evil Dead (2013)
Summary: Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. The evil presence possesses them until only one is left to fight for survival. (imdb)
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Easy Wheels Easy Wheels (1989)
Summary: A group of leather-clad bikers are on the trail of the female bikers who are stealing babies all over the state and selling them on the black market. (imdb)
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Spider-Man 2 Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Summary: Peter Parker is juggling the delicate balance of his dual life as a college student and a superhuman crime fighter. His becomes even more complicated when he confronts a new nemesis, the brilliant Otto Octavius, who has been reincarnated as "Doc Ock."
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The Evil Dead The Evil Dead (1981)
Summary: Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.
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Darkman Darkman (1990)
Summary: A hideously scarred and mentally unstable scientist seeks revenge against the crooks who made him like that. (imdb)
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Spider-Man Spider-Man (2002)
Summary: Peter Parker (Maguire), after being bitten by a genetically altered spider, becomes Spider-Man, a hero of superhuman strength with the ability to cling to any surface. He dedicates himself to a life of fighting crime, while living a double life as a superhero and working student. (Sony)
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A Simple Plan A Simple Plan (1998)
Summary: Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers (Paxton, Thornton) erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over four million dollars in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. (Paramount Pictures)
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Evil Dead II Evil Dead II (1987)
Summary: Ash (Campbell), the sole survivor of "The Evil Dead," continues his struggle with the forces of the dead, with his girlfriend Linda. The two discover a mysterious tape recorder and hear the voice of Professor Knoby reciting passages from the Necronomicon, or Book of the Dead. The professor's words invoke a spell that unleashes the spirit of evil alive in the remote forest surrounding them... (imdb)
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For Love of the Game For Love of the Game (1999)
Summary: A provocative look into the professional and personal passions of a major league baseball player, who in the twilight of a successful career is forced to reconcile a lifetime of decisions that have been clouded by the trappings of fame. (Universal Pictures)
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The Gift The Gift (2000)
Summary: A haunting psychological thriller, The Gift is ultimately a profound celebration of the human spirit. (Paramount Classics)
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The Quick and the Dead The Quick and the Dead (1995)
Summary: Lady avenger returns to western town owned by a ruthless gunslinger hosting an elimination tournament. (imdb)
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Crimewave Crimewave (1985)
Summary: A pair of whacked-out cartoon-like exterminator/hitmen kill the owner of a burglar-alarm company, and stalk the partner who hired them, his wife, and a nerd framed for the murder, who tells the story in flashback from the electric chair.
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Oz the Great and Powerful Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
Summary: A Kansas con-artist is swept into a magical land where he must fight an evil sorceress. (imdb)
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The Hudsucker Proxy The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Summary: A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam. (imdb)
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The Nutt House The Nutt House (1992)
Summary: Idential twins Philbert and Nathan are too much of a burden on their mother so she separates them by sending Nathan, the "bad seed", to an insane asylum where he grows up with multi personalities while Philbert becomes a well-known senator. On one typical day, Nathan escapes from the asylum to find his long-lost brother and somehow ends up at Philbert's mansion... (imdb)
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Drag Me to Hell Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Summary: A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.
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Clockwork Clockwork (1978)  - Short Film
Summary: In Sam Raimi's first horror film, a woman is tormented by a maniacal killer in her home.
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Within the Woods Within the Woods (1978)  - Short Film
Summary: A group of friends spend a weekend at a remote cabin, and one of them accidentally desecrates an Indian burial ground. This causes him to turn into a zombie, and kill off his friends. They must band together to try and survive being massacred. (imdb)
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Spider-Man 3 Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Summary: Spider-Man 3 reunites the cast and filmmakers from the first two blockbuster adventures for a web of secrets, vengeance, love, and forgiveness. (Columbia Pictures)
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Army of Darkness Army of Darkness (1993)
Summary: Bruce Campbell stars as Ash, a hapless housewares clerk time-warped back to the Dark Ages by the demonic power of the Necronomicon. Now armed with only a '73 Oldsmobile, his trusty chainsaw and a 12-gauge double-barreled S-Mart shotgun, our knuckleheaded hero must battle vicious she-bitches, a diabolical Evil Ash and the relentless hordes of the medieval dead.