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A friend of mine has a really (selectively) bad memory, and often gets things muddled. He's trying to recall the titles of these movies / series, but all he can give me is a very brief synopsis of each. However, he remembers exactly how many words are in each title. Can you help us out?

  1. A tough police inspector tracks down a psychopath with magic (3)
  2. A nurse and a Frenchman sing while battling leviathans (3)
  3. A large and hairy suburban father cools his temper to win over a teenage girl (5)
  4. A man convinces a secret organization that an extraterrestrial is innocent (5)
  5. A misfit librarian tries to protect his son from an inept anti-Semitic circus troupe (5)
  6. A ruthless oilman and a preacher fight over a precious pink gemstone (5)
  7. A nun hides in a mall from a convicted killer who is now a flesh-eating zombie (6)
  8. An uncultured flower seller shares pasta with a streetwise mutt (6)
  9. A young man time travels to train with an eccentric master frog (7)
  10. A suave man gets trapped in a massive ice storm twice (7)

Editor's note (spoilers ahead):

Although I searched before posting I didn't realize that Chowzen had a very similar idea. I gave myself 3 rules though which meant my format was a little stricter:

1. Titles would only be connected end-to-end
2. The joining word's form must be exactly the same (e.g. singular vs. plural, verb tense)
3. However, articles can be dropped.

There has already been one spin-off posted which doesn't follow all of those rules, which is totally fine! Just wanted to explain how I came up with them.

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A tough police inspector tracks down a psychopath with magic (3)

Dirty Harry Potter (Dirty Harry + Harry Potter)

A nurse and a Frenchman sing while battling leviathans (3)

South Pacific Rim (South Pacific + Pacific Rim)

A large and hairy suburban father cools his temper to win over a teenage girl (5)

American Beauty and the Beast

A man convinces a secret organization that an extraterrestrial is innocent (5)

Twelve Angry Men in Black (Twelve angry men + men in black)

A misfit librarian tries to protect his son from an inept anti-Semitic circus troupe (5)

A Bug's Life is Beautiful? (A bug's life + life is beautiful)

A ruthless oilman and a preacher fight over a precious pink gemstone (5)

There Will Be Blood Diamond (There Will Be Blood + Blood Diamond)

A nun hides in a mall from a convicted killer who is now a flesh-eating zombie (6)

Dawn of the Dead Man Walking (Dawn of the dead + dead man walking)

An uncultured flower seller shares pasta with a streetwise mutt (6)

My Fair Lady and the Tramp (My Fair Lady + Lady and the Tramp)

A young man time travels to train with an eccentric master frog (7)

The Empire Strikes Back to the Future (The Empire Strikes Back + Back to the Future)

A suave man gets trapped in a massive ice storm twice (7)

Die Another Day After Tomorrow Never Dies (Die Another Day, The Day After Tomorrow, Tomorrow Never Dies). [Thanks @SGR]

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  • $\begingroup$ I think I've got nearly all of them. The last one doesn't fit the pattern, but it's too funny, so I've included it anyway. $\endgroup$ – jsm May 24 '18 at 21:36
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    $\begingroup$ Master frog? In what way is that character a frog? $\endgroup$ – Kai Qing May 25 '18 at 0:01
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    $\begingroup$ Well he’s small, green, nimble, sounds like a frog :) Just trying to keep it light hearted without making the answer too obvious $\endgroup$ – ferret May 25 '18 at 2:09
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    $\begingroup$ Now I'm just imagining Star Wars with Kermit instead of Yoda. Actually, the entire movie with muppets would be amazing. Get on it Disney! $\endgroup$ – Kruga May 25 '18 at 7:25
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    $\begingroup$ @Kruga I remember reading once that George Lucas joked that Yoda is Kermit's son. $\endgroup$ – noedne May 25 '18 at 8:03
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Is 10

Die Another Day After Tomorrow Never Dies (Die Another Day, The Day After Tomorrow, Tomorrow Never Dies).

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  • $\begingroup$ I think so. Mind if I use it? $\endgroup$ – jsm May 25 '18 at 10:21
  • $\begingroup$ @jsm Go for it. $\endgroup$ – SGR May 25 '18 at 10:23
  • $\begingroup$ That is correct :) $\endgroup$ – ferret May 25 '18 at 14:52

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