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I've taken a bunch of movies and done...something to each of their titles. In some instances, I've changed a single letter in one of the words. In others, I've added a letter to make one of the words into a new word. In still others, I've removed a letter from one of the words. In each case, my alteration has given me a new movie, for which I've written a one line synopsis. Can you work out what the original movies were?

Example: A group of dinosaurs discover electricity - JURASSIC SPARK.

1) The heartrending tale of a family of adorable puppies who've forgotten how to bark.

2) Gordon Ramsay, Marco Pierre White, and Heston Blumenthal learn the hard way that crime doesn't pay.

3) A famous jeweler travels to the north of England to find his brother's killer.

4) In the jungles of Vietnam, an Aberdeen Angus threatens to destroy the world!

5) A cabbie talks nonsense at you for two hours.

6) The story of the secret life of a Boris Johnson action figure.

7) In a post apocalyptic waste land, an Australian lawman adopts a very bad tempered cat.

8) A father looks for his son at a My Chemical Romance concert.

9) A maverick cop foils a gang of terrorists using his secret weapon - pastries!

10) Set in the weeks after D-Day, a squadron tracks down a young soldier with a regulation defying moustache.

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  • $\begingroup$ Haha! Love it! I'm 8/10 - just stuck on 2 and 5... $\endgroup$ – Johnson May 13 at 21:53
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1) The heartrending tale of a family of adorable puppies who've forgotten how to bark.

The Silence of the Labs (The Silence of the Lambs)

2) Gordon Ramsay, Marco Pierre White, and Heston Blumenthal learn the hard way that crime doesn't pay.

With the hint from @Nellington and the contribution from @LannyStrack - this could be Meal (or Meat) Streets for Mean Streets. Or possibly the Color of Honey :) I was trying to work Michelin in there somewhere, but that was too much to ask!

3) A famous jeweler travels to the north of England to find his brother's killer.

Get Cartier (Get Carter)

4) In the jungles of Vietnam, an Aberdeen Angus threatens to destroy the world!

Apocalypse Cow (Apocalypse Now)

5) A cabbie talks nonsense at you for two hours.

Taxi Drivel (Taxi Driver) - Thanks to @stiv for the nudge (originally had Drivler, to mean One Who Drivels, but the spelling wasn't adding up)

6) The story of the secret life of a Boris Johnson action figure.

Tory Story (Toy Story)

7) In a post apocalyptic waste land, an Australian lawman adopts a very bad tempered cat.

Mad Manx (Mad Max) - thanks to @DarrelHoffman. Previously I had Mad Max - Furry Road (Mad Max - Fury Road)

8) A father looks for his son at a My Chemical Romance concert.

Finding Emo (Finding Nemo)

9) A maverick cop foils a gang of terrorists using his secret weapon - pastries!

Pie Hard (Die Hard)

10) Set in the weeks after D-Day, a squadron tracks down a young soldier with a regulation defying moustache.

Shaving Private Ryan (Saving Private Ryan)

I really like this, very clever.

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    $\begingroup$ Nice work Johnson! A little nudge on 5 - you've got it in essence but I'm pretty sure you just want rot13(Gnkv QEVIRY)! $\endgroup$ – Stiv May 13 at 22:31
  • $\begingroup$ Ahaha, thanks @Stiv - yep that makes sense $\endgroup$ – Johnson May 13 at 22:34
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    $\begingroup$ Good work Johnson, quick hint for 2: (rot13: fpbefrfr) $\endgroup$ – Nellington May 13 at 23:22
  • $\begingroup$ I think that 2 might be (answer spoiler) rot14-to-view/ yqmf efdqqfe $\endgroup$ – Lanny Strack May 13 at 23:52
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks Nellington - great puzzle :). I've edited number 2 now - I had reached a similar answer @LannyStrack, I think either would work $\endgroup$ – Johnson May 13 at 23:55
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5)

Mad Manx (most people don't realize that its an island with a Gaelic speaking people and think its just a cat)

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  • $\begingroup$ Haha. Try to add more detail to your answer! $\endgroup$ – William Pennanti May 14 at 19:46
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    $\begingroup$ I already said that in the comments to Johnson's answer - also it's #7, not #5. $\endgroup$ – Darrel Hoffman May 14 at 20:59

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