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Power Rankings: Mall Movies

Remember shopping malls? Places where you could shop 'til you drop or just hang out with friends. Our Power Ranking of the Best Mall Movies features films either set in malls, prominently feature a mall in a major scene, or simply give us those shopping vibes.


Title: Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Release Date: January 16, 2009


Plot: When a shopping mall is taken over by a gang of organized crooks, it's up to a mild-mannered security guard to save the day.


Title: Chopping Mall

Release Date: March 21, 1986


Plot: A group of young shopping mall employees stay behind 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 malfunctions, and goes on a killing spree.


Title: Observe and Report

Release Date: April 10, 2009


Plot: Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective is recruited to close the case.


Title: Police Story

Release Date: December 14, 1985


Plot: A virtuous Hong Kong Police Officer must clear his good name when the drug lord he is after frames him for the murder of a dirty cop.


Title: Clueless

Release Date: July 19, 1995


Plot: Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other.


Title: Bad Santa

Release Date: November 26, 2003


Plot: A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid.


Title: Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Release Date: August 13, 1982


Plot: A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs, and rock n' roll.


Title: Jackie Brown

Release Date: December 25, 1997


Plot: A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life.


Title: Dawn of the Dead

Release Date: May 24, 1979


Plot: Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.


Title: Mallrats

Release Date: October 20, 1995


Plot: Both dumped by their girlfriends, two best friends seek refuge in the local mall.

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