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All-Time 100 Best Movies

(part 1, alphabetical)
Descriptions are excerpted from the copyrighted Time Magazine site.

Aguirre: the Wrath of God (1972)


Directed By: Werner Herzog
Screenplay: Werner Herzog
Cast: Klaus Kinski, Helena Rojo
Aguirre is the prototype Herzog-Kinski collaboration, about a Spanish explorer who loses his mission,
men and mind on an Amazon adventure. Answering only to the logic of Peru's natural beauty, the film
seems an examination of madness from the inside. Sumptuous, spellbinding and immediately, eternally
scary.

The Apu Trilogy (1955, 1956, 1959)


Directed By: Satyajit Ray
Screenplay: Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay (novel); Satyajit Ray
Comprising three films: Pather Panchali, Aparajito and Apur Sansar. The story of a child growing to
manhood in modern India. His triumphs are small, his tragedies large, but Ray's filmmaking is direct in
manner, simple in its means and profound in its impact.

The Awful Truth (1937)


Directed By: Leo McCarey
Screenplay: Via Delmar, Arthur Richman (play)
Cast: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy
A divorcing couple (Cary Grant and Irene Dunne) squabble delightfully about custody of their dog, her
lamebrained suitor (Ralph Bellamy), his waywardness and her career in what may be the most perfect
romantic comedy ever made.

Baby Face (1933)


Directed By: Alfred E. Green
Screenplay: Darryl F. Zanuck (story) (as Mark Canfield); Gene Markey, Kathryn Scola
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent
In this invigorating affront of a movie, Lily (Stanwyck) escapes to New York from an Erie, Pa.,
speakeasy where her father has rented her out to the customers. In a big-city bank, she sleeps her way to
the top, leaving a heap of discarded men (and one or two corpses)...Baby Face was the definitive preCode statement of how the Depression created a new morality of no morality.

Bande part (1964)


Directed By: Jean-Luc Godard
Screenplay: Jean-Luc Godard
Cast: Anna Karina, Danile Girard
...This film, about some slackers who drop out of a dubious language school and retreat to the suburbs
for a lazy frolic that turns into absurdist murder, is among [Godard's] most weirdly entertaining efforts to
rewrite not just the grammar of cinema, but its ruling narrative conventions as well.

Barry Lyndon (1975)


Directed By: Stanley Kubrick
Screenplay: William Makepeace Thackeray (novel); Stanley Kubrick (Screenplay)
Cast: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson
In 18th century England [Kubrick's] eponymous protagonist peers into the candle-lit dimness of stately
homes, seeking clues to correct behavior. He learns enough to rise in society, but not enough to prevent
his fall.

Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)


Directed By: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Screenplay: Alfred Dblin (novel); Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Cast: Gnter Lamprecht, Elisabeth Trissenaar
[Fassbinder's] biggest film, likely his masterpiece, is this 15-1/2 hr. made-for-TV adaptation of Alfred
Dblin's 1929 novel, which had thrilled Fassbinder since his teen years. In the lumpen figure of Franz
Biberkopf (Gnter Lamprecht), the filmmaker found a passive, pathetic non-hero around whom dozens
of predators and victims could swarm.

Blade Runner (1982)


Directed By: Ridley Scott
Screenplay: Philip K. Dick (novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?); Hampton Fancher, David
Webb Peoples
Cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer
Blade Runner is set in the year 2019, in a big city that suggests a Tokyo gone daft. Androids (like the
ones played by Rutger Hauer, Sean Young and Darryl Hannah) are so evolved they think they're human.
They need a 1940s-style cop (Harrison Ford) to put a bullet through their delusion.

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)


Directed By: Arthur Penn
Screenplay: David Newman, Robert Benton, Robert Towne (uncredited)
Cast: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman
Two beautiful idiots (Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway) find love, death and rollicking good humor as
backroads bank robbers in 1930s America. And telling the story of their petty, bloody crime wave,
director Arthur Penn creates a film that is both a signature work of its era (the troubled 60s) and one that
is as joyously entrancing now as it was the day it was released.

Brazil (1985)
Directed By: Terry Gilliam
Screenplay: Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown
Cast: Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro
...in Gilliam's complex comic fantasia, a mild-minded bureaucrat (Jonathan Pryce) gets run through a
police state's inner workings, like Charlie Chaplin in Modern Times, while being manipulated by an
insurgent (Robert De Niro) who flies into his life like a deranged Douglas Fairbanks.

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)


Directed By: James Whale
Screenplay: William Hurlbut, William Hurlbut, John L. Balderston (adaptation); Mary Shelley (novel)
Cast: Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson, Elsa Lanchester
This is one of those rare sequels that is infinitely superior to its source. Boris Karloff is a perfect klutz as
the monstrously eager lover of Elsa Lanchester, whose creator, the divinely hysterical Colin Clive,
endowed her with virginity and attitude.

Camille (1936)
Directed By: George Cukor
Screenplay: Alexandre Dumas fils (novel); Zoe Akins, Frances Marion, James Hilton
Cast: Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore
In this romance of selfless renunciation and the nobility of the call-girl class, Garbo's achievement may
strike younger viewers as odd, silly, for she is performing in a gestural language utterly remote from
today's. Yet it is an elegant, eloquent tongue, and no one "spoke" it as brilliantly as Garbo did in this

great and grand soap opera.

Casablanca (1942)
Directed By: Michael Curtiz
Screenplay: Murray Burnett, Joan Alison (play); Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard Koch
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid
Everyone, by now, has come to Rick'sand come away continuing to admire the film's doomy romance,
political idealism, crackling dialogue and wonderful performances. It's a studio film that exemplifies (and
even justifies) the studio system at its best: slick, efficient, and able to make some pretty stale clichs feel
to us like high truth. This is populist movie-making transformed into something like art.

Charade (1963)
Directed By: Stanley Donen
Screenplay: Peter Stone , Marc Behm (story); Peter Stone (screenplay)
Cast: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn
The great movie-star man, Cary Grant, meets the great movie-star lady, Audrey Hepburn, in a soufflelight thriller-romance-comedy whipped up by Donen, who did blithe American elegance as well as
anyone, and writers Marc Behm and Peter Stone. Audrey is a Parisian thief's widow, now in ignorant
possession of his loot, and Cary is a mystery man with a protective or pernicious interest in her. Walter
Matthau plays an avuncular type over at the U.S. Treasury office, and James Coburn, George Kennedy
and Ned Glass are bad guys whose consecutive demises were considered quite violent for the time.

Children of Paradise (1945)


Directed By: Marcel Carn
Screenplay: Jacques Prvert
Cast: Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault
At 3hr. 9min. the film is an epic romance viewed through an ironic prism. Baptiste the ethereal mime
(Jean-Louis Barrault), Garance the worldly-wise courtesan (Arletty) and a dozen other scapegraces and
victims are creatures with the fullness and ambiguity of a Balzac novel, thanks to Jacques Prvert, the
poet and screenwriter who more than anyone shaped French cinema in one of its richest periods.

Chinatown (1974) - BEST FILM OF ITS DECADE


Directed By: Roman Polanski
Screenplay: Robert Towne
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston
Set against the background of innocent, sun-splashed Los Angeles in the 1930s, this may be the movies'
most resonant study of personal and political corruption. Robert Towne's great script is a high romantic
tragedy, impeccably directed by Polanski and heart-breakingly played by Jack Nicholson as the private
eye who falls and Faye Dunaway as the rich, mysterious and doomed dark lady with whom he falls in
love in this perfect summary of the film noir spirit.
Chungking Express (1994)
Directed By: Wong Kar Wai
Screenplay: Wong Kar Wai
Cast: Brigitte Lin, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai
The film tells two stories: one of young Takeshi Kaneshiro falling for ageless Brigitte Lin, the other
pairing Hong Kong cop Tony Leung Chiu-wai with the elfin beauty Faye Wong. With his two essential
collaborators, cinematographer Christopher Doyle and designer William Chang, Wong weaves a tapestry
of longing and seduction that puts both the characters and the audience in the mood for love.

Citizen Kane (1941) - BEST FILM OF ITS DECADE

Directed By: Orson Welles


Screenplay: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles
Cast: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead
This crypto-biography of newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst worked, fabulously, thanks to the
insider's knowledge and narrative savvy of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, to cinematographer
Gregg Toland's openness to experiment (he virtually created the film-noir style with this film) and, of
course, to the boy-genius vigor the 25-year-old Welles brought to his first Hollywood enterprise.

City Lights (1931)


Directed By: Charles Chaplin
Screenplay: Charles Chaplin
Cast: Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill
The immortal tramp falls in love with a blind flower seller, with results that are both poignant and deeply
comic. Chaplin's sentimental side was never more delicately stated. But his funny side, as he desperately
tries to earn money for the operation that will restore the girl's sight, was never more hilariously
deployed than it was in this spare, curiously haunting film.

City of God (2002)


Directed By: Fernando Meirelles, Ktia Lund
Screenplay: Paulo Lins (novel); Brulio Mantovani (screenplay)
Cast: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino
The Rio de Janeiro slum known as Cidade de Deus might be a Martian landscape, so remote in spirit is it
from the smooth beaches where the rich work on their tans and lines of seduction. In the inner city the
activity is life-and-death, mostly death, and the ruthless men who run the place are boys, some not yet
adolescents. Boys their age elsewhere play with plastic guns; these kids shoot real bullets, kill people, for
the love or the hell of it.

Closely Watched Trains (1966)


Directed By: Jir Menzel
Screenplay: Bohumil Hrabal (also novel), Jir Menzel
Cast: Vclav Neckr, Josef Somr
...Menzel's film, about a feckless young crossing guard at a sleepy railroad station who becomes an
unlikely (and tragic) hero of the resistance to German occupation was [Czech cinema's] sweetly funny,
curiously moving masterpiece.

The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936)


Directed By: Jean Renoir
Screenplay: Jean Castanyer (story); Jacques Prvert
Cast: Ren Lefvre, Florelle
...it tells the story of a hack writer of pulp westerns, cruelly exploited by his crooked publisher, who finally,
justifiably, murders the man. It is not, however, a mystery story. It is, among other things, an idealistic
parable (the publishing house employees turn the company into a cooperative) and an affecting romance
(it ends with Lange and his lover on the run, hoping for a better life, and the audience thinking perhaps
they will attain the happiness they deserve).

The Crowd (1928)


Directed By: King Vidor
Screenplay: King Vidor, John V.A. Weaver
Cast: Eleanor Boardman, James Murray
In this silent film, Vidor traces the sad life of a totally ordinary citizen, dreaming big, living small, in a

brilliant expressionistic style. But his manner, which might have had a distancing effect, never interferes
with the heartbreaking emotions this powerful film stirs.

Day for Night (1973)


Directed By: Franois Truffaut
Screenplay: Jean-Louis Richard, Suzanne Schiffman
Cast: Jacqueline Bisset, Franois Truffaut, Jean-Pierre Laud, Valentina Cortse
...perhaps the best movie about moviemaking ever made. Truffaut perfectly captures the romance and
hysteria, the guiding obsessions, the lunatic distractions and the desperate improvisations of a company
shooting a film, which may not be as great as they delude themselves into thinking it is.

The Decalogue (1989) - BEST FILM OF ITS DECADE


Directed By: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Screenplay: Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Kieslowski's [made for television] series: ten little dramas, each about 55 mins. long, each finding a
contemporary metaphor for one of the Commandments. Its characters, all of whom live in a drab Warsaw
apartment block, must cope with infidelity, cupidity, murder, abortion, the loss of a child...Viewers who
haven't 10 hours to devote to Decalogue may get the most pleasure from episodes 1, 5, 6 and 7.

Detour (1945)
Directed By: Edgar G. Ulmer
Screenplay: Martin Goldsmith (novel); Martin Goldsmith, Martin Mooney
Cast: Tom Neal, Ann Savage
Al (Tom Neal), a piano-playing loser hitching west to meet his girlfriend, and Vera (Ann Savage), the
schemer who embodies all the bad luck a man could ever have...this uncompromisingly bleak tale of a
sadist and a schlemiel. They can communicate only their mutual loathing in a realm where words can
wound and a telephone cord is an inadvertently lethal weapon.

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)


Directed By: Luis Buuel
Screenplay: Luis Buuel, Jean-Claude Carrire
Cast: Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Stephane Audran, Jean-Pierre Cassel
People start showing up for a dinner party its hosts are unaware they are throwingturns into a genial
exercise in surrealism. Six middle-class friends keep trying to have a nice meal together, but something
love-making, military exercises, criminal activities, even a sequence where they find themselves on stage
in a play, playing themselveskeeps preventing them from breaking bread.

Dodsworth (1936) - BEST FILM OF ITS DECADE


Directed By: William Wyler
Screenplay: Sinclair Lewis (novel); Sidney Howard (screenplay)
Cast: Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Mary Astor
Wyler and his film of the Sinclair Lewis novel about the fraying ties of a plutocrat (Walter Huston),
comfortable in his life of prosperity and propriety, and his restless wife (Ruth Chatterton), who needs a
sexual fling to prove she is not ready to trudge placidly into old age. Here is a fearlessly mature drama,
wise about affairs of the heart and the ego, with acute performances by the stars, including Mary Astor as
a dream woman worth traveling the world for.

Double Indemnity (1944)


Directed By: Billy Wilder
Screenplay: James M. Cain (novel); Billy Wilder, Raymond Chandler (screenplay)
Cast: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson
Fred MacMurray's weak-willed insurance agent falls under the spell of a client's scheming wife (Barbara
Stanwyck). They murder her husband, but, of course, bloodily fall out themselves. However dark the

plotting, the dialogue (by Wilder and Raymond Chandler) remains bright as a penny and hard as nails.
One of the few screen adaptations that actually improves on its source (a James M. Cain novel).

Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Directed By: Stanley Kubrick
Screenplay: Peter George (novel); Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern, Peter George (screenplay and
adaptation)
Cast: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn
In Kubricks version, one last bomber plows through to Armageddon, a food fight takes place in the U.S.
War Room and crippled scientist is moved by the thrill of it all to lurch to his feet, raise his arm in the Nazi
salute and cry out, Mein Fuhrer, I can walk. Kubricks remains perhaps the blackest comedy ever put on
screen, and with Peter Sellers brilliantly playing multiple roles, the blackest, funniest movie of the postwar era.

Drunken Master II (1994)


Directed By: Chia-Liang Liu, Jackie Chan
Screenplay: Edward Tang, Man-Ming Tong, Kai-Chi Yun
Cast: Jackie Chan, Felix Wong
In his 1978 breakthrough, Yuen Wo-ping's Drunken Master, Chan played the real-life kung-fu hero Wong
Fei-hung as an impish young man in need of a sifu (teacher) who could purify his technique and his spirit.
In the sequel, 16 years later, Jackie is still a young Fei-hung (Anita Mui, eight years his junior, played his
mother!), now up against malicious generals, spies and a hundred bad guys with superhuman fighting
skills. The greatest of these is Ken Lo (Chan's offscreen bodyguard), whose battle over hot coals is an
exhibition of flying arms and feet that leaves the two actors exhausted and the viewer's jaw on the floor.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)


Directed By: Steven Spielberg
Screenplay: Melissa Mathison
Cast: Henry Thomas, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore
Screenwriter Melissa Mathison lent a fairy-tale clarity to the director's standard plot of a lost boy seeking
his way back home. And Spielberg orchestrated the movements of the camera and the puppet spaceman
with the feelings ofit has to be called loveexpressed in young Henry Thomas' yearning face.

8 1/2 (1963)
Directed By: Federico Fellini
Screenplay: Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano (story); Ennio Flaiano , Tullio Pinelli, Federico Fellini, Brunello
Rondi
Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aime
Marcello Mastroianni's blocked movie director consults his dreams, his memories, his fantasies as he
attempts to imagine the movie his producers are demanding of him. A suspicion of autobiography hovers
over the film, but the comic frenzy of his imaginings redeems the movie from solipsism and its ending
figures from his past triumphs emerge on his set to rescue the moviemaker from his desperationis both
calmative and lovely.

The 400 Blows (1959)


Directed By: Franois Truffaut
Screenplay: Franois Truffaut, Marcel Moussy
Cast: Jean-Pierre Laud, Claire Maurier, Albert Rmy
The movie that defined the French New Wave for the world. Partly autobiographical, both realistic and
gently experimental in manner, it tells the story of a mischievous boy flirting with full-scale delinquency.

Farewell My Concubine (1993)


Directed By: Kaige Chen
Screenplay: Lillian Lee (also novel), Bik-Wa Lei, Wei Lu
Cast: Leslie Cheung, Gong Li
Two boys meet as students in a punishing Peking Opera school in the 1920s and remain partners, friends
and enemies for 50 years...one of the boldest, most beautiful Chinese films in a decade dominated by
them. In the Concubine opera that becomes their trademark, stolid Duan Xiaolou (Zhang Fengyi) plays
the emperor, luscious Cheng Dieyi (the late, great Leslie Cheung) the concubine. Yin and yang are the
roles they assume offstage as well, as Xiaolou has an affair with a courtesan (Gong Li, the imperious
queen of Chinese cinema) and Dieyi flirts with the satrap of the occupying Japanese government. Sexual
politics gives way to political horror during the Cultural Revolution, when personal betrayal may be the
one way to stay alive.

Finding Nemo (2003)


Directed By: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
Screenplay: Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds
Cast: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe
Finding Nemo is, so far, the apotheosis of the Pixar style: the ultimate fish-out-of-water story, with a fretful
dad (voiced by Albert Brooks) enlisting a forgetful friend (Ellen DeGeneres) to find his lost son...Pixar
doesn't make cute movies for kids. It tells universal stories through a graphic language so persuasive that
children and adults respond with the same pleasure and awe.

The Fly (1986)


Directed By: David Cronenberg
Screenplay: David Cronenberg, George Langelaan, Charles Edward Pogue
Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis
The Fly is about a scientist, Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum), who slowly and irrevocably morphs into a giant
insect, much to his horror and that of his girlfriend (Geena Davis). Brundle might be the victim of any
degenerative diseasecancer, AIDS, Alzheimer'swho struggles to retain his humanity even as he
decays into something ... monstrous.

The Godfather, Parts I and II (1972, 1974)


Directed By: Francis Ford Coppola
Screenplay: Mario Puzo (novel); Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay)
Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, John Cazale, Robert De Niro
The gangster movie transformed into dark epicand, more important, into a metaphor for every family's
dysfunction, and a lot of America's, too. The burnished darkness of Gordon Willis's cinematography sets
an unforgettable tone. The grandeur of the acting (Brando, Pacino, DeNiro among others) gives it a
curious nobility and the multigenerational narrative has the power to move us to terror, pity and,
occasionally, bitter laughter.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)


Directed By: Sergio Leone
Screenplay: Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Leone
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach
Leone's reinvention of the western reaches its epic apotheosis in a movie about the pursuit of gold lost by
the Confederates during the Civil War in the Texas theater. Clint Eastwood is the "good" (slow to anger,
but quick on the trigger), Lee Van Cleef is the bad (an elegant exemplar of absolute evil) and Eli Wallach
is the "ugly" (a menacingly funny, totally amoral bandido whose relationship with the Eastwood character
consists largely of betrayals). Leone's magnificent style is all contrasts (huge panoramic shots alternating
with tight close-ups, very slow build-ups to lightning-fast action).

GoodFellas (1990)
Directed By: Martin Scorsese
Screenplay: Nicholas Pileggi (book); Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese (screenplay)
Cast: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino
The director wanted his bloody, dirty-talking study of small-time Mafiosos to have the spirit of "a rollicking
road picture," and he achieved this paradoxical goal brilliantly. The picture only seems amoral. Behind its
grinning mask it is an acute parody of "family values" and of moral incomprehension. And Joe Pesci is
awesome as the most psychopathic of hoods.

A Hard Day's Night (1964)


Directed By: Richard Lester
Screenplay: Alun Owen
Cast: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
They didn't have enough time to make an ordinary pop musical. A month or two for Alun Owen to write
situations and dialogue for a quartet of non-actors, and for Lester to prepare his on-the-fly shoot; then four
months from first day of filming to premiere.

His Girl Friday (1940)


Directed By: Howard Hawks
Screenplay: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur (play The Front Page); Charles Lederer (screenplay)
Cast: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy
An adaptation of The Front Page, this may be the fastest- (and smartest-) talking romantic comedy ever
made. With Cary Grant as a newspaper editor determined to win back his ex-wife (and best reporter),
played by Rosalind Russell, who gives as good as she gets from her co-star. It is all heartless hilarity,
directed in a mad but curiously logical rush by a great master of overlapping dialogue, vicious asides and
over-the-shoulder put-downs.

Ikiru (1952) - BEST FILM OF ITS DECADE


Directed By: Akira Kurosawa
Screenplay: Shinobu Hashimoto, Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni
Cast: Takashi Shimura, Shinichi Himori
Ikiru, which means "to live," is about Kanji Watanabe (Takashi Shimura), a Tokyo office chief whose stamp
of disapproval falls on almost any project, regardless of merit. Gray and unemotional, he's less a man
than a stolid piece of furniture, a bureaucrat who might as well be a bureau. Then he learns he has
stomach cancer, and takes stock of all he has left undone.

In A Lonely Place (1950)


Directed By: Nicholas Ray
Screenplay: Dorothy B. Hughes (novel); Edmund H. North (adaptation); Andrew Solt
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame
Dixon Steele (Humphrey Bogart) is a paranoid screenwriter succumbing to a rage that may or may not be
murderous...this sardonic portrayal of life on Hollywoods fringes (the characters surrounding Steele are
etched in acid). And we see him as a modern archetypea talented, disappointed man surrendering to
an anger he cannot govern, an existential blackness he cannot understand.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)


Directed By: Don Siegel
Screenplay: Richard Collins (uncredited); Jack Finney (novel); Daniel Mainwaring, Sam Peckinpah
(uncredited)
Cast: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter
You never see the alien invaders in what may be the best of the science fiction breed. They just quietly

replace them with pod. They look the same, but theyre turned into them into smiling, completely passive
conformists. Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter do their best to resist (with mixed results) in this parable
about McCarthyism, which remains a suspenseful (and still relevant) icon of its era.

It's A Gift (1934)


Directed By: Norman Z. McLeod
Cast: W.C. Fields, Kathleen Howard
W.C. Fields, stringing together a succession of his best gag sequences. He plays the proprietor of a
moribund grocery store, tormented by his awful wife and children, driven half-mad by every passer-by,
registering victimization and misanthropy in his best, curiously minimalist, comic manner.

It's A Wonderful Life (1946)


Directed By: Frank Capra
Screenplay: Philip Van Doren Stern
Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
Capra traces the decline of a man driven to the edge of madness. George Bailey's life is not, in worldly
terms, wonderful; he is Bedford Falls' designated saint, a suburban Job, for his fellow townsfolks' use as a
friend or generous banker, through which they can exercise their weakness or meanness. It's a noir
portrait with holly stuck in the frame, a sanity hearing in the form of a greeting card.

Kandahar (2001)
Directed By: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Screenplay: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Cast: Nelofer Pazira, Hassan Tantai
The Taliban-ruled Afghanistan - that is the setting for Makhmalbaf's masterpiece, with scenes of horrific
beauty. At a Red Cross outpost, artificial legs rain from the sky in parachutes dropped from a plane, and
the legless Afghani men race out of the tents to scavenge for them.

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)


Directed By: Robert Hamer
Screenplay: Roy Horniman (novel Israel Rank); Robert Hamer, John Dighton
Cast: Dennis Price, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, Alec Guinness
Narrated by the fastidious Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price), who has plotted to murder eight members of an
aristocratic family that had slighted his saintly mother, the film proceeds on tiptoe through the blackest of
comedy. It's fun noir. Price and his fellow conniver Joan Greenwood, whose voice plays dark music over
every seductive syllable, are splendid, as is Alec Guinness as all eight d'Ascoynes...Hamer's direction is a
thing of dry delicacy, but it's the script that makes it the definitive Ealing Studio comedy.

King Kong (1933)


Directed By: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Screenplay: Merian C. Cooper, Edgar Wallace (story); James Ashmore Creelman, Ruth Rose
Cast: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot
This remains one of the movies' immortal tales of unrequited love. And the heartbroken, heartbreaking
look in [the great ape's] eyes as the planes shoot him off the Empire State building remains the greatest
single special effects shot ever made.

The Lady Eve (1941)


Directed By: Preston Sturges
Screenplay: Monckton Hoffe (story); Preston Sturges
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda
Relocating the Garden of Eden to a cruise ship on the North Atlantic, Sturges tosses a gullible Adam
(Henry Fonda as a balletically awkward rich boy) into the expert hands of a conniving Eve (Barbara

Stanwyck as a card shark). Her toying seduction of him is as smoldering as it is funny. His revenge is that
this superior woman finally falls for the pathetic lug in her cross hairs.

The Last Command (1928)


Directed By: Josef von Sternberg
Screenplay: Lajos Bir, Josef von Sternberg (story); John F. Goodrich, Herman J. Mankiewicz (titles)
Cast: Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent, William Powell
White Russian general emigrates to Hollywood, finds work as an extra, then dies on a movie setwhile
portraying a White Russian general. The ironies are broad, but the emotions are authentic. Emil Jannings
won the first screen acting Oscar for this portrayal but William Powell is equally good as the director
once his rival in Russia, now risen to auteur statuswho viciously exploits the old man.

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)


Directed By: David Lean
Screenplay: Robert Bolt
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Omar Sharif
Robert Bolts eloquent, epigrammatic script traced Lawrences career from mapmaking in the British
armys Cairo headquarters to masterminding Arab nationalism. Lean, a superb pictorial dramatizer, filled
the wide screen with an endless desert occasionally peopled by passionate warriors (well played by
Anthony Quinn, Alec Guinness and an actual Arab, Omar Sharif). Peter OTooles swashbuckling
incarnation made Lawrence a towering, tragic, high-camp sheik of Araby.

Lolo (1992)
Directed By: Jean-Claude Lauzon
Screenplay: Jean-Claude Lauzon
Cast: Gilbert Sicotte, Maxime Collin
Lo (Maxime Collin), 12...watches his deranged Qubecois brood mismanage their lives. He renames
himself Lolo after determining that his mother had actually been impregnated by a Sicilian tomato. This
is the first of Lauzon's extravagant fantasies and, like other, odder ones, it is cogently grounded in the
solitude that can smother any childanybody. Lurching from the everyday obscenities of Lo's home life
to his rapturous dream life and back again, Lolo takes the elixir of Latin Americas magical realism and
spikes it with the tartest French-Canadian satire.

The Lord of the Rings (2001-03)


Directed By: Peter Jackson
Screenplay: J.R.R. Tolkien (novels); Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson (screenplay)
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen
Conceived and executed as one gigantic, 9hr. 18min. film, this faithful, innovative adaptation of the J.R.R.
Tolkien trilogy kept children and everyone else hanging on to the grand story, though it was released over
three consecutive Decembers.

The Man With a Camera (1929)


Directed By: Dziga Vertov
Screenplay: Dziga Vertov
The director loved machinerylooms, trolley cars, speeding automobiles. He also loved cinematic tricks
freeze frames, superimpositions, speeded-up action and slo-mo. He put both of his obsessions together
in this jazzy, delirious portrait of urban Russia, and his innovative film retains its power to stun and delight
76 years after its release. Technically it is a documentary, but really it is a poetic tribute to modernism's
hopeful beginnings.

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)


Directed By: John Frankenheimer
Screenplay: Richard Condon (novel); George Axelrod (screenplay)
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury
The plot is preposterous: Brainwashed Korean War POW (Laurence Harvey) becomes a political assassin
when he returns home to Momma (the divinely clutching Angela Lansbury). But who cares? The flash and
conviction of Frankenheimer's filmmaking drives our commonsensical dubiousness right out of our heads,
replacing it with high-energy paranoia. And sheer delight at this manic boldness.

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)


Directed By: Vincente Minnelli
Screenplay: Sally Benson (novel); Irving Brecher, Fred F. Finklehoffe
Cast: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien
It let real people burst into song in realistic settingsno backstage romances permitted. It had wonderful
songs, a sweetly unneurotic performance by Judy Garland (the nutsiness in the piece was handled by
Margaret O'Brien, as a little girl haunted by death). Despite its nostalgic charm, Minnelli infused the piece
with a dreamy, occasionally surreal, darkness and it remains, for some of us, the greatest of American
movie musicals.

Metropolis (1927) - BEST FILM OF ITS DECADE


Directed By: Fritz Lang
Screenplay: Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou
Cast: Alfred Abel, Gustav Frhlich, Brigitte Helm
It's an epic poem of urban dystopia (and class warfare) by a misanthropic director who, in his Weimar
Republic phase, had a taste for spectacular imagery that, for all our modern digital wizardry, has not been
aesthetically surpassed. And his imagined world remains, after all these years, eerily prescient.

Miller's Crossing (1990)


Directed By: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Screenplay: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, Albert Finney, John Turturro
In Miller's Crossing (a reworking of the social chicanery in Dashiell Hammett's novel Red Harvest), the
antagonists are smart and out-smarter. Albert Finney runs a corrupt town in the 1920s, Gabriel Byrne is a
brainy sort sometimes allied with Finney, and a stellar lineup of eccentrics (John Turturro, Steve Buscemi,
Jon Polito) fills in the background of this marvelous, and pretty serious, fresco.

Mon oncle d'Amrique (1980)


Directed By: Alain Resnais
Screenplay: Jean Gruault
Cast: Grard Depardieu, Nicole Garcia
Mon oncle d'Amrique, written by Jean Gruault, is a science lesson, given by the biologist Henri Laborit,
that is made lucid and entertaining by illustrative skits featuring three characters (Roger-Pierre, Grard
Depardieu, Nicole Garcia) and a lab full of white mice. Laborit's questions about the impact of behavioral
codes in inhibiting mans so-called free will dovetail elegantly with Resnais's and Gruault's mission to
overthrow the codes of film behavior.

Mouchette (1967)
Directed By: Robert Bresson
Screenplay: Georges Bernanos (novel); Robert Bresson
Cast: Nadine Nortier, Jean-Claude Guilbert
Mouchette, one of the purest Bressons, is the story of a teenage outcast (Nadine Nortier) so abused by
everyone in her village that death seems like God's caress, and so maladroit that she must try three times

before she succeeds in drowning herself. Its effect as you watch it is beautifully unforgiving; as you recall
it, brutally radiant.

Nayakan (1987)
Directed By: Mani Ratnam
Screenplay: Rajasri , Mani Ratnam
Cast: Kamal Hassan, Saranya, Janagaraj
Nayakan, an early, defining work in [Ratnam's] career, tells the Godfatherish tale of Velu, a boy who
embraces a life of crime after his father is killed by the police. Velu (Kamal Hasan) has trouble juggling his
family life with his life-and-death mob "family"; Ratnam has no such difficulty blending melodrama and
music, violence and comedy, realism and delirium, into a two-and-a-half-hour demonstration that, when a
gangster's miseries are mounting, the most natural solution is to go singin' in the rain.

Ninotchka (1939)
Directed By: Ernst Lubitsch
Screenplay: Melchior Lengyel (story); Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Walter Reisch
Cast: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas
Garbo's stern Soviet commissar understandably succumbs to the charms of Paris, less understandably to
the more mysterious charms of louche Melvyn Douglas. "Garbo Laughs!" the ads proclaimed, and we
were delighted to join in the fun.

Notorious (1946)
Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock
Screenplay: John Taintor Foote (story The Song of the Dragon); Ben Hecht (written by), Alfred Hitchcock
(screenplay contributor); Clifford Odets
Cast: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains
The master's masterpiece. A government agent (Cary Grant) introduces the hard-drinking daughter of a
Nazi war criminal into a nest of spies in post-war Rio. She is obliged to marry one of them (Claude Rains
in one of his great performances). And Grant, of course, is obliged to fall in love with her. The result is
dark romance, dark comedy and, finally, almost unbearable suspense.

Olympia, Parts 1 and 2 (1938)


Directed By: Leni Riefenstahl
A two-part summary of the 1936 Berlin Olympics - Riefenstahl gave the heroic treatment to Jesse Owens,
the black American track star. Politics and politiques aside, Olympia is an amazing technical and artistic
achievement. The film's innovations directly influenced all televised sports coverage. Its narrative
ingenuity unearthed the human stories behind every back-page headline.

On the Waterfront (1954)


Directed By: Elia Kazan
Screenplay: Malcolm Johnson (suggested by articles); Budd Schulberg
Cast: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Eva Marie Saint
Brando gives his greatest performance as a young longshoreman who comes to political consciousness
and helps oust a corrupt, mob-controlled union from the docks...the yearning love affair between Brando's
roughneck and Eva Marie Saint's hesitant convent girl is as fresh and poignant as it was a half-century
ago.

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)


Directed By: Sergio Leone
Screenplay: Dario Argento, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sergio Leone (story); Sergio Leone and Sergio Donati
(screenplay)
Cast: Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards, Charles Bronson
This is a story of the "civilizing" of the West through two agents: one coolly mechanical (the railroad), the
other warmly human (Claudia Cardinale, representing womanhood at its most nurturing and radiant).
Shooting in Italy, Spain and, for one spectacular moment, Monument Valley, Leone turned Charles
Bronson into a leading man, and Henry Fonda into a sneering villain.

Out of the Past (1947)


Directed By: Jacques Tourneur
Screenplay: Daniel Mainwaring (novel Build My Gallows High) (as Geoffrey Homes); Daniel Mainwaring
(as Geoffrey Homes), Frank Fenton (uncredited), James M. Cain (uncredited)
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas
It has the smartest dialogue and the most persuasively labyrinthine plot of any film noir. And Robert
Mitchum gives a great performance as the tough, laconic guy in a trench coat, undone by his love foror
is it merely sexual obsession with?Jane Greer's scheming bitch-goddess.

Persona (1966) - BEST FILM OF ITS DECADE


Directed By: Ingmar Bergman
Screenplay: Ingmar Bergman
Cast: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Bjrnstrand
This story is presented as a film-within-an (unrealized)-film and it constitutes Bergman's most austere
masterpiecehis camera placements and editing have a simple rightness that belies the complex and
enigmatic psychologies he is exploring.

Pinocchio (1940)
Directed By: Hamilton Luske, Ben Sharpsteen
Screenplay: Aurelius Battaglia (story); Carlo Collodi (novel) William Cottrell, Otto Englander, Erdman
Penner, Joseph Sabo, Ted Sears, Webb Smith (story adaptation)
Cast: Mel Blanc, Christian Rub, Dickie Jones
Pinocchio is tops for its blending of the animator's craft and a themethat a child is not human until he
can feel loss and act with spontaneous generositythat can move viewers of every age, and for all ages.

Psycho (1960)
Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock
Screenplay: Robert Bloch (novel); Joseph Stefano (screenplay)
Cast: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh
The nut case managing the motel, the not-so innocent woman who takes refuge there one dark and
stormy night, the inevitable murder and the deeply weird explanation of the crime that follows. History is
less shocked by the doings at the old Bates place, appreciating Hitch's masterful technique, the formal
elegance of his style and, above all, the way he toys with some of his favorite themesguilt, obsession
and the wayward ways they drive us all.

Pulp Fiction (1994) - BEST FILM OF ITS DECADE


Directed By: Quentin Tarantino
Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary
Cast: Tim Roth, Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman

Tarantino's multipart murder comedy is (unquestionably) the most influential American movie of the 90s. It
established the former video-store geek as the auteur of the decade, proved that the Weinsteins at
Miramax could produce films as well as import them, sparked the third or fourth coming of John Travolta's
career (while, sort of, killing him off in the middle of the movie) and gave directors not a tenth as gifted as
Q.T. the license to daub their pictures with gaudy mayhem.

The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)


Directed By: Woody Allen
Screenplay: Woody Allen
Cast: Jeff Daniels, Mia Farrow, Danny Aiello
Leading man (Jeff Daniels) steps down off the movie screen to bring a touch of romance to the life of Mia
Farrow's downtrodden waitress. Set in Depression-era America, this astonishing exercise in Magic
Realism is both an arresting spin on romantic comedy conventions and a light, lovely meditation on the
cost of surrendering our lives to commercialized fantasy.

Pyaasa (1957)
Directed By: Guru Dutt
Screenplay: Abrar Alvi
Cast: Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman
Vijay (Dutt) is an unpublished poet, dismissed by family and office colleagues but befriended by a
prostitute (Waheeda Rehman). In a twist out of
Sullivan's Travels, Vijay is believed dead and his poetry
"posthumously" lionized.

Raging Bull (1980)


Directed By: Martin Scorsese
Screenplay: Jake LaMotta, Joseph Carter & Peter Savage (book); Paul Schrader, Mardik Martin
Cast: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci
Boxer Jake LaMotta's brutal life becomes in Robert DeNiros towering performance, a study of blind fate
driving a man to the edge of self-destruction. This brilliantly shot film finally does allow LaMotta a sliver of
redemption and leaves us harrowed by its unblinking portrayal of a life lived essentially without
conscience or useful consciousness.

Schindler's List (1993)


Directed By: Steven Spielberg
Screenplay: Thomas Keneally (book); Steven Zaillian (screenplay)
Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes
Before the war, Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) was the Playboy of the Eastern World, a hard-drinking,
womanizing wastrel. After the war, he was essentially a failure. But during the Holocaust a mysterious
grace fell upon him and he bravely, cleverly schemed to save the Jews working in his factory from the
Nazi death camps.

The Searchers (1956)


Directed By: John Ford
Screenplay: Alan LeMay, Frank Nugent
Cast: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Natalie Wood
Though it has cowboys and Indians, and Monument Valley vistas shot in gorgeous color, this is at heart
the grimmest film noirthe story of a man's obsession for the ravages done to his niece (Natalie Wood)
by a Comanche chief. Conflicting impulses of race, sex and violence smolder throughout the Frank

Nugent script, and on Wayne's implacable face, in an epic that spans five years of brutal winters and
scalding summers.

Sherlock, Jr. (1924)


Directed By: Buster Keaton
Screenplay: Clyde Bruckman, Jean C. Havez, Joseph A. Mitchell
Cast: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Ward Crane
Buster Keaton - the man with the flat hat and the dead pan has a night job as a movie theater projectionist
but daydreams about becoming a famous (and natty) master detective. In real life he is falsely accused by
a shameless cad of stealing a watch from his girlfriend's father. At work that evening he sleepwalks
himself into the film he's projecting (its plot eerily mirrors his real-life problem) and solves the crime in a
series of magnificently imaginative, physically perilous, perfectly orchestrated gags.

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)


Directed By: Ernst Lubitsch
Screenplay: Mikls Lszl (play), Samson Raphaelson, Ben Hecht (uncredited)
Cast: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart
In far off, interwar Budapest, the intricately connected employees of an upscale shop live out their little,
charmed lives. At the center of the story lives an Assistant Manager (James Stewart) who does not know
that the woman with whom he is exchanging love letters is, in fact, his newest employee (Margaret
Sullavan). Samson Raphaelson's perfectly plotted script is impeccably realized. The once-famous
"Lubitsch touch" was a combination of wry observation, delicate sentiment and gently controlled
romanticism.

Singin' in the Rain (1952)


Directed By: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Screenplay: Betty Comden, Adolph Green
Cast: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds
Everybody's all-time favorite musicaland justifiably so. Ham actor (Kelly) falls in love with pert ingnue (Debbie
Reynolds) while his best pal (Donald O'Connor) kibitzes from the sidelines. Meantime, Hollywood makes its
panicky adjustment to the coming of sound pictures. The score is joyful, the comedy smart and knowing, the
dancing spectacular in the most easily (and genuinely) likeable movie ever made.

The Singing Detective (1986)


Directed By: Jon Amiel
Screenplay: Dennis Potter
Cast: Michael Gambon, Patrick Malahide, Joanne Whalley
Jon Amiel was the director of this magnificent six-part BBC series, and a suave job he made of it. But the true
guiding and compelling force was the author, Dennis Potter. He poured much of his own biography into the script
a childhood in the Forest of Dean, a lifelong siege of crippling eczemathen extended it into the interior epic of a
hospitalized pulp-fiction writer (named Philip Marlow!) whose agonized misery drives him into dark fantasy and
bitter memory.

Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)


Directed By: Ingmar Bergman
Screenplay: Ingmar Bergman
Cast: Eva Dahlbeck, Ulla Jacobsson, Harrient Andersson, Margit Carlqvist
It was this comedy that earned "the solemn Swede" his first international eminence. On the long night of the summer
solstice, ten people from the aristocracy, the bourgeoisie and the servant class stumble through brief trysts until they
find their proper mates. Indefatigable lover of women's wisdom, remorseless anatomizer of men's insecurities,
Bergman would make sterner, possibly more profound works, but never again one so blithely understanding of the
mischief humans commit on one anotherthe folly they know is sex and fleetingly convince themselves is love.

Some Like It Hot (1959)


Directed By: Billy Wilder
Screenplay: Robert Thoeren, Michael Logan (story); Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond (screenplay)
Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon
Two guys (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) dolled up as girls, and Marilyn Monroe between them...Some Like It
Hot is also plenty smart in its twisting of gender stereotypes (Lemmon gets more romantic action in a dress than he
did in pants) and the possibility that a wolf (Curtis, donning thick glasses and a Cary Grant accent) could find true
love the hard way.

Star Wars (1977)


Directed By: George Lucas
Screenplay: George Lucas
Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness
It changed forever the way movies are marketed. Forget the endlessly hyped sequels. Try to recall the rushing joy in
your heart when Harrison Ford first threw the Millennium Falcon into hyperspace. Remember the innocence (and
technological inventiveness) of the film, the fun of the dialogue, the astonishment of the creatures we encountered,
the propulsive dash of the editing.

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)


Directed By: Elia Kazan
Screenplay: Tennessee Williams (play); Oscar Saul (adaptation)
Cast: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden
It has been called the best adaptation of a great play ever made, and we're not going to dispute that judgment.
Marlon Brando, repeating his stage performance as Stanley Kowalksihalf child, half animal, all menacing
masculinityis simply great. And so is Vivien Leigh, as his flirtatious, half-mad sister-in-law who teases him
toward the brutal rape that destroys her. Tennessee Williams saw them symbolizing the contest between genteel
civility and crude lower-class vitality.

Sunrise (1927)
Directed By: F.W. Murnau
Screenplay: Hermann Sudermann (novella Die Reise nach Tilsit); Carl Mayer (scenario)
Cast: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston
The acclaimed German director made his first, masterful American film the same summer Warner Bros. was
cranking out The Jazz Singer, the talkie that brought the silent cinema to a (literally) screeching halt. History thinks
the story of a farmer who deserts his wife for the bright lights of the big city, then returns to her sadder but wiser one
of the last poetic masterpieces of a dying cinematic era.

Sweet Smell of Success (1957)


Directed By: Alexander Mackendrick
Screenplay: Ernest Lehman (novelette); Clifford Odets, Ernest Lehman
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison
Psychopathic gossip columnist (Burt Lancaster) rules Broadway with an iron fist, destroying everyone who dares to
cross him. These include a small time press agent (Tony Curtis) and a sister (Susan Harrison) on whom he casts an
incestuous eye. The dialogue (by Ernest Lehman and Clifford Odets) is etched in acid, and Mackendrick's direction
perfectly captures the dark side of The Great White Way.

Swing Time (1936)


Directed By: George Stevens
Screenplay: Erwin S. Gelsey, Howard Lindsay, Allan Scott
Cast: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers
Astaire's grace, as he gently steered Ginger Rogers across those parquet floors, defined easy elegance and defined
the American style in Hollywood's Golden Age. In the comic duet "Pick Yourself Up," Fred turns Ginger from an
angry competitor into a perfectly synchronous partner. The climactic number, "Never Gonna Dance," pours
courtship, conquest, lovers' quarrel and loss into a five-minute poem in synchronized motion.

Talk to Her (2002) - BEST FILM OF ITS DECADE


Directed By: Pedro Almodvar
Screenplay: Pedro Almodvar
Cast: Javier Cmara, Daro Grandinetti, Leonor Watling, Rosario Flores
The male nurse tending a beautiful comatose woman bathes her nude body, talks endlessly to her of art (she was a
dancer) finally makes love to her and impregnates her. Escandalo. The nurse is jailed but, giving birth, speech and
movement are restored to his patient. And out of dark materials and an offhand surrealist style, Almodvar fashions
a wondrously ironic tale of redemption.

Taxi Driver (1976)


Directed By: Martin Scorsese
Screenplay: Paul Schrader
Cast: Robert De Niro, Cybill Shepherd, Jodie Foster
Robert DeNiro's portrait of that increasingly familiar American figure-the lone (psycho) gunman-grows ever scarier
and more relevant. The movie's great twist, in which he becomes a media hero, also engenders deep, dark thoughts
about the world we live in. The power of Scorsese's filmmaking grows ever more punishing with the passage of
time.

Tokyo Story (1953)


Directed By: Yasujiro Ozu, Screenplay: Kgo Noda, Yasujiro Ozu
Cast: Chishu Ryu, Chieko Higashiyama
An old couple comes to the big city to visit their children, who are more irritated than pleased by this interruption of
their lives, which are scarcely glamorous. "Isn't life disappointing?" one of them says. "Yes, it is" another replies.
But this wry, ironic movie is anything but, as it patiently, wisely explores the generational and universal tensions
between the generations.

A Touch of Zen (1971)


Directed By: King Hu
Screenplay: King Hu, Songling Pu (story)
Cast: Billy Chan, Ping-Yu Chang
In this three-hour epic, a modest scholar (Shih Jun) hooks up with a resolute girl (Hsu Feng) to challenge a vicious
warlord. Influenced, like so many major Hong Kong action directors of the period, by the samurai epics of Akira
Kurosawa and other Japanese directors, Hu brought a unique buoyancy to the action genre.

Ugetsu (1953)
Directed By: Kenji Mizoguchi
Screenplay: Matsutar Kawaguchi, Akinari Ueda, Yoshikata Yoda
Cast: Masayuki Mori, Machiko Ky, Kinuyo Tanaka, Eitar Ozawa
Ugetsu is both a magnificent war film and a parable of careless love. A villager, Genjuro (Masayuki Mori), leaves
his wife to go to battle, not to serve the Emperor but to find wealth in war's spoils. In a spooky castle he meets the
glamorous Lady Wakasa (Machiko Kyo)and falls under her spectral spell. Ozu wants to define man's restless,
acquisitive nature and woman's homing instinct.

Ulysses' Gaze (1995)


Directed By: Theo Angelopoulos
Screenplay: Theo Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra
Cast: Harvey Keitel, Maia Morgenstern, Erland Josephson
Ulysses' Gaze is nothing less than a synopsis of 20th century Greek history in a film of about three hours and 60
shots. Dozens, then hundreds of protestors materialize on an Athens street. A ship with a huge bust of Lenin floats
down a canal. The most amazing scene, again a single shot, tells the story of five family gatherings on New Year's
Eve during the Communist insurgency from 1945 to 1950. "Auld Lang Syne" is sung; a son is arrested; the son
returns; a death is announced; "Auld Lang Syne."

Umberto D (1952)
Directed By: Vittorio De Sica
Screenplay: Vittorio De Sica (screenplay uncredited); Cesare Zavattini (screenplay); Cesare Zavattini (story)
Cast: Carlo Battisti, Maria-Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari
One of Italian Neorealisms last and deepest sighs, with Carlo Battisti as a retired civil servant, impoverished and
isolated trying to survive in a society that has dispensed with him. His only relationship is with his beloved dog, and
when it runs away the effect on himon us watchingis devastating.

Unforgiven (1992)
Directed By: Clint Eastwood
Screenplay: David Webb Peoples
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman
A bad man who thinks he has reformed returns to his old ways in order to revenge the death of his best friend. The
actor-director achieved his masterpiece with this dark, brooding tale of souls seeking redemption but doomed by
their flawed natures to a tragic outcome.

White Heat (1949)


Directed By: Raoul Walsh
Screenplay: Virginia Kellogg (story); Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts
Cast: James Cagney, Margaret Wycherly, Virginia Mayo
James Cagney's gangster at one point in this film climbs on to his Mommy's lap, seeking comfort from one of the
blinding headaches that are the chief symptom of his raging psychopathy. But that's the only "explanation" this
wonderfully vicious movie offers for his relentlessly bad behavior. The rest is all snarl and gunfire.

Wings of Desire (1987)


Directed By: Wim Wenders
Screenplay: Wim Wenders, Peter Handke
Cast: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin
Angels are poised on Munichs rooftops, privy to every conversation, every stupid idea and intention going on
below, but powerless to intervene. Or, for that matter, to smell, taste or feel an apple. One of them (the superb Bruno
Ganz) notices an equally lost and lonely trapeze artist (Solveig Dommartin) and encouraged by Peter Falk (playing a
version of himself) his needs break through the barriers of angelic convention, love sweetly triumphs and a black
and white film blushes into color.

Yojimbo (1961)
Directed By: Akira Kurosawa
Screenplay: Ryuzo Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa
Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai
A Samurai (the great Toshiro Mifune) having lost his master discovers an utterly corrupt town and uses both his
cunning and his sword to clean it up. The filmmaking is marvelously austere, yet in its sudden bursts of action
electrifying, in its stern morality sobering, in the blackness of its comedy often quite delicious.

Time Magazine's All-Time 100 Best Movies were selected by respected movie critics, Richard Corliss
and Richard Schickel in mid-2005. Their unranked list comprised the 100 most influential movies of the
past 82 years (since 1923, Time's first year of publication).
Facts and Commentary About the List:

The films spanned comedy, horror, drama, romance, action and more.
Almost half of the films were made outside the United States.

Best Films of the Decade: Metropolis (1927), Dodsworth (1936),


Citizen Kane (1941), Ikiru
(1952), Persona (1966),
Chinatown (1974), The Decalogue (1989),
Pulp Fiction (1994),
Talk to Her (2002)

Britain was represented by the Ealing comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets, Sir David Lean's
epic Lawrence of Arabia, and Terry Gilliam's Brazil.

Of the 33 chosen films before 1950, all but six were from Hollywood during its "Golden Age." Of
those 27 American films, nearly half (13), were directed by men born abroad: three in England
(Chaplin, Hitchcock and James Whale), three in Germany (F.W. Murnau, Wyler and Lubitsch),
three in Austria (Sternberg, Wilder and Edgar G. Ulmer - all native Viennese), one each in
Hungary (Michael Curtiz), France (Jacques Tourneur) and one in Sicily (Capra).

Of the 100 films, all were directed by men - except for one, Germany's Leni Riefenstahl. And
there were 11 non-Caucasian directors - all Asian: Japanese, Chinese or Indian.

Also, the list contained more entriestwoby each of five different directors (Lubitsch, Kubrick,
Bergman, Kurosawa, and Leone) with Martin Scorsese scoring three entries.

Robert DeNiro, who starred in Raging Bull and Taxi Driver, had five of his films on the list, more
than any other actor.

Omissions: Some of the more obvious choices (of American English-language films) were missing
from Time's list, however, as noted by many readers, such as:
Vertigo (1958),
Touch of Evil
(1958),
Paths of Glory (1957),
Bringing Up Baby (1938),
The Third Man (1949),
Duck Soup
(1933),
Sunset Boulevard (1950),
Gone With the Wind (1939),
Modern Times (1936),
The
General (1927),
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942),
The Graduate (1967),From Here to Eternity
(1953),
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939),
Fantasia (1940),
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962),
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Apocalypse Now (1979),
North By Northwest (1959),
The
Wizard of Oz (1939),
Annie Hall (1977),
The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Do the Right Thing
(1989), and more.
Note: The films that are marked with a yellow star
are the films that "The Greatest Films" site has
selected as the "100 Greatest Films"

Top 500 Movies ( Empire Magazine)

1.

The Godfather (1972)


9.2/10

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant
son. (175 mins.)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

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2.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)


8.6/10

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before
the Nazis.(115 mins.)

Director: Steven Spielberg


Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies

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3.

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back(1980)


8.8/10

After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker
takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to
capture Luke.(124 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

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4.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)


9.3/10

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of
common decency. (142 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

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5.

Jaws (1975)
8.1/10

When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine
scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. (124 mins.)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

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6.

Goodfellas (1990)
8.7/10

Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

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7.

Apocalypse Now (1979)


8.5/10

During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade
colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.(153 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

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8.

Singin' in the Rain (1952)


8.4/10

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. (103 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

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9.

Pulp Fiction (1994)


8.9/10

The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of
violence and redemption. (154 mins.)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

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10.

Fight Club (1999)


8.9/10

An insomniac office worker looking for a way to change his life crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker and
they form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more... (139 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf

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11.

Raging Bull (1980)


8.3/10

An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in
the ring, destroys his life outside it. (129 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

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12.

The Apartment (1960)


8.3/10

A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a
romance of his own ensue. (125 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston

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13.

Chinatown (1974)
8.3/10

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption and
murder. (130 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

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14.

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)


8.6/10

Epic story of a mysterious stranger with a harmonica who joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a
beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad. (175 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
Stars: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

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15.

The Dark Knight (2008)


9.0/10

When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must
come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice. (152 mins.)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

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16.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)


8.3/10

Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent
computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. (160 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

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17.

Taxi Driver (1976)


8.4/10

A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived
decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the
process.(113 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

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18.

Casablanca (1942)
8.6/10

Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with
unforeseen complications. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

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19.

The Godfather: Part II (1974)


9.1/10

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and
tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba. (200
mins.)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

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20.

Blade Runner (1982)


8.2/10

A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to
Earth to find their creator. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

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21.

The Third Man (1949)


8.3/10

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious
death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime. (104 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard

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22.

Star Wars (1977)


8.7/10

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from
the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth
Vader. (121 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

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23.

Back to the Future (1985)


8.5/10

A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr.
Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence. (116
mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

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24.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)


8.8/10

A meek hobbit of the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring and
the dark lord Sauron. (178 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

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25.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)


8.9/10

A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried
in a remote cemetery. (161 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffr

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26.

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
8.5/10

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try
to stop.(95 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

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27.

Some Like It Hot (1959)


8.3/10

When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further
complications set in. (120 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

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28.

Citizen Kane (1941)


8.4/10

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final
utterance. (119 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

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29.

Die Hard (1988)


8.3/10

John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save wife Holly Gennaro and several others, taken hostage by German
terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. (131 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

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30.

Aliens (1986)
8.4/10

The planet from Alien has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower,
but will it be enough? (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

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31.

Gone with the Wind (1939)


8.2/10

A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil
War. (238 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil

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32.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)


8.2/10

Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close. (110 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin

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33.

Alien (1979)
8.5/10

The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors,
the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

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34.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King(2003)


8.9/10

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they
approach Mount Doom with the One Ring. (201 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

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35.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)


8.5/10

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her young son, John Connor, from
a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal. (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

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36.

Andrei Rublev (1966)


8.4/10

The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer. (205 mins.)
Director: Andrey Tarkovskiy
Stars: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko, Nikolay Sergeev

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37.

A Clockwork Orange (1971)


8.4/10

In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy
developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to
plan. (136 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

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38.

Heat (1995)
8.3/10

A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their
latest heist.(170 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight

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39.

The Matrix (1999)


8.7/10

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against
its controllers. (136 mins.)
Director: The Wachowski Brothers, The Wachowski Brothers
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

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40.

Vertigo (1958)
8.4/10

A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's
wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her. (128 mins.)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

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41.

The 400 Blows (1959)


8.2/10

Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime. (99 mins.)
Director: Franois Truffaut
Stars: Jean-Pierre Laud, Albert Rmy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble

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42.

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)


8.2/10

A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who
stand ahead of him in the line of succession. (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Hamer
Stars: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood

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43.

The Big Lebowski (1998)


8.2/10

"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his
bowling buddies to help get it. (117 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

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44.

Schindler's List (1993)


8.9/10

In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after
witnessing their persecution by the Nazis. (195 mins.)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

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45.

Psycho (1960)
8.6/10

A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run
by a young man under the domination of his mother. (109 mins.)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

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46.

On the Waterfront (1954)


8.3/10

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses. (108 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

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47.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)


7.9/10

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world. (115
mins.)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace

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48.

This Is Spinal Tap (1984)


8.0/11

Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a
fateful tour.(82 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Kimberly Stringer

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49.

Evil Dead II (1987)


7.8/10

The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holds up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the
demons continue their attack. (84 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
Stars: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva

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50.

Seven Samurai (1954)


8.7/10

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. (207
mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshir Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

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51.

8 (1963)
8.1/10

A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies. (138 mins.)
Director: Federico Fellini
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aime, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo

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52.

The Shining (1980)


8.5/10

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into
violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

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53.

Donnie Darko (2001)


8.1/10

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of
crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident. (113 mins.)
Director: Richard Kelly
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

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54.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)


8.7/10

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a
stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard. (179 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

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55.

La Dolce Vita (1960)


8.1/10

A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome. (174 mins.)
Director: Federico Fellini
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aime, Yvonne Furneaux

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56.

Casino Royale (2006)


8.0/10

Armed with a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a
weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, but things are not what they seem. (144 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
Stars: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright

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57.

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)


8.4/10

Follows a brilliant, flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during wartime
service. (216 mins.)
Director: David Lean
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

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58.

His Girl Friday (1940)


8.1/10

A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying. (92 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart

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59.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)


7.7/10

After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where
something spectacular is about to happen. (137 mins.)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Franois Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

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60.

Come and See (1985)


8.3/10

After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet Army and experiences the horrors of World War II. (136
mins.)
Director: E. Klimov
Stars: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Lauciavicius,Vladas Bagdonas

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61.

The Usual Suspects (1995)


8.6/10

A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which begin when five
criminals meet at a seemingly random police lineup. (106 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin

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62.

The Graduate (1967)


8.0/10

A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter. (106 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross, William Daniels

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63.

Sunset Blvd. (1950)


8.5/10

A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity. (110
mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

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64.

Oldboy (2003)
8.4/10

After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor
in 5 days.(120 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
Stars: Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji

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65.

Harold and Maude (1971)


8.1/10

Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian
Maude at a funeral. (91 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
Stars: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack

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66.

Edward Scissorhands (1990)


8.0/10

An uncommonly gentle young man, who happens to have scissors for hands, falls in love with a beautiful girl. (105
mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall

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67.

Tokyo Story (1953)


8.3/10

An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them. (136
mins.)
Director: Yasujir Ozu
Stars: Chish Ry, Chieko Higashiyama, S Yamamura, Setsuko Hara

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68.

Annie Hall (1977)


8.1/10

Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall. (93 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane

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69.

Three Colors: Red (1994)


8.1/10

Final entry in a trilogy of films dealing with contemporary French society concerns a model who discovers her
neighbour is keen on invading people's privacy. (99 mins.)
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Stars: Irne Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frdrique Feder, Jean-Pierre Lorit

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70.

Stand by Me (1986)
8.1/10

After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

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71.

The Night of the Hunter (1955)


8.1/10

A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy
hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery. (92 mins.)
Director: Charles Laughton
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason

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72.

12 Angry Men (1957)


8.9/10

A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as
it seemed in court. (96 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

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73.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)


8.4/10

When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their
memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. (108 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
Stars: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne

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74.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)


8.3/10

Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them
mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains. (126 mins.)
Director: John Huston
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett

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75.

Stairway to Heaven (1946)


8.1/10

A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court. (104 mins.)
Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Stars: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote, Kathleen Byron

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76.

Manhattan (1979)
8.0/10

The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best
friend's mistress. (96 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy

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77.

Spartacus (1960)
8.0/10

The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic. (197 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

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78.

Rosemary's Baby (1968)


8.0/10

A young couple move into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When
the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins controlling her
life. (136 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
Stars: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer

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79.

The Thin Red Line (1998)


7.6/10

Terrence Malick's adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal
during the second World War. (170 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
Stars: Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Elias Koteas

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80.

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)


8.2/10

From the Boer War through World War II, a soldier rises through the ranks in the British military. (163 mins.)
Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Stars: Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook, James McKechnie

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81.

Batman Begins (2005)


8.3/10

After training with his mentor, Batman begins his war on crime to free the crime-ridden Gotham City from
corruption that the Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it. (140 mins.)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

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82.

The Great Escape (1963)


8.3/10

Allied P.O.W.s plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II. (172
mins.)
Director: John Sturges
Stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

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83.

Brazil (1985)
8.0/10

A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the
state. (132 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

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84.

L.A. Confidential (1997)


8.3/10

As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a
series of murders with their own brand of justice. (138 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

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85.

Blue Velvet (1986)


7.8/10

The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful,
mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child. (120 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

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86.

Carrie (1976)
7.4/10

A young, abused and timid 17-year-old girl discovers she has telekinesis, and gets pushed to the limit on the night
of her school's prom by a humiliating prank. (98 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
Stars: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta

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87.

The King of Comedy (1982)


7.8/10

Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin wants to achieve success in show biz by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host
who craves his own privacy. (109 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard

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88.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)


7.9/10

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that. (103
mins.)
Director: John Hughes
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones

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89.

Magnolia (1999)
8.0/10

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando
Valley. (188 mins.)
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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90.

When Harry Met Sally... (1989)


7.6/10

Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the
friendship. (96 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby

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91.

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)


8.4/10

After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star,
while Luke struggles to make Vader return from the dark side of the Force. (134 mins.)
Director: Richard Marquand
Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

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92.

Once Upon a Time in America (1984)


8.4/10

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where
he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life. (229 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
Stars: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci

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93.

The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)


8.0/10

A sensitive seven-year-old girl living in 1940 in a small Spanish village is traumatized after viewing the movie
"Frankenstein" and drifts into her own fantasy world. (97 mins.)
Director: Vctor Erice
Stars: Fernando Fernn Gmez, Teresa Gimpera, Ana Torrent, Isabel Tellera

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94.

The Wild Bunch (1969)


8.1/10

An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around
them. (145 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
Stars: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien

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95.

Yojimbo (1961)
8.4/10

A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free
the town.(110 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshir Mifune, Eijir Tno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yko Tsukasa

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96.

American Beauty (1999)


8.4/10

A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best
friend. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

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97.

Reservoir Dogs (1992)


8.4/10

After a simple jewelery heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a
police informant. (99 mins.)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn

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98.

North by Northwest (1959)


8.4/10

A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is
pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. (136 mins.)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

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99.

Toy Story (1995)


8.3/10

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a
boy's room. (81 mins.)
Director: John Lasseter
Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney

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100.

Network (1976)
8.2/10

A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media
for its own profit. (121 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Raising Arizona (1987)


7.4/10

When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's
quintupelets, their lives get more complicated than they anticipated. (94 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman

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102.

The Hustler (1961)


8.1/10

An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
Stars: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott

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103.

Rear Window (1954)


8.6/10

A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one
of them has committed murder. (112 mins.)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

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104.

The Rules of the Game (1939)


8.1/10

A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French
chateau. (110 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
Stars: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost, Mila Parly

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105.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)


8.7/10

Upon admittance to a mental institution, a brash rebel rallies the patients to take on the oppressive head
nurse. (133 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco

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106.

A Man for All Seasons (1966)


7.9/10

The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to
obtain a divorce and remarriage. (120 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Stars: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern

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107.

An American Werewolf in London (1981)


7.6/10

Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will
admit exists. (97 mins.)
Director: John Landis
Stars: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher, Griffin Dunne

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108.

The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)


8.0/10

The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there... (186 mins.)
Director: Ermanno Olmi
Stars: Luigi Ornaghi, Francesca Moriggi, Omar Brignoli, Antonio Ferrari

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109.

Touch of Evil (1958)


8.2/10

A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town. (95 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh, Joseph Calleia

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110.

Before Sunset (2004)


8.1/10

Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book
tour. (80 mins.)
Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torres

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111.

Fitzcarraldo (1982)
8.2/10

The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the
middle of a jungle. (158 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jos Lewgoy, Miguel ngel Fuentes

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112.

I Am Cuba (1964)
7.9/10

This study of Cuba--partially written by renowned poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko--captures the island just... (141
mins.)
Director: Mijail Kalatozov
Stars: Sergio Corrieri, Salvador Wood, Jos Gallardo, Ral Garca

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113.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy(2004)


7.3/10

Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the '70s, but that's all
about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor. (94 mins.)
Director: Adam McKay
Stars: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd

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114.

The Conversation (1974)


7.9/10

A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on
will be murdered. (113 mins.)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Frederic Forrest

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115.

Blazing Saddles (1974)


7.8/10

To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable
adversary. (93 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman

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116.

Rio Bravo (1959)


8.1/10

A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his
efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy. (141 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson

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117.

Miller's Crossing (1990)


7.9/10

Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets
caught in divided loyalties. (115 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, John Turturro, Marcia Gay Harden

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118.

Withnail & I (1987)


7.9/10

London, 1969 - two 'resting' (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail and Marwood, fed up with
damp... (107 mins.)
Director: Bruce Robinson
Stars: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths, Ralph Brown

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119.

The Wages of Fear (1953)


8.2/10

In a decrepit South American village, men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the
equipment that would make it safe. (131 mins.)
Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Stars: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck, Folco Lulli

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120.

The Battle of Algiers (1966)


8.2/10

In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French
government.(121 mins.)
Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
Stars: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Samia Kerbash

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121.

Los Olvidados (1950)


8.2/10

A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City... (85 mins.)
Director: Luis Buuel
Stars: Alfonso Meja, Roberto Cobo, Estela Inda, Miguel Incln

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122.

The Princess Bride (1987)


8.2/10

While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. (98 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon

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123.

A Woman Under the Influence (1974)


8.2/10

Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her madness proves to be a problem in the marriage.
The film transpires to a positive role of madness in the family, challenging conventional representations of madness
in cinema.(155 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
Stars: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands

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124.

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)


8.6/10

A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another
serial killer who skins his victims. (118 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

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125.

Breathless (1960)
8.0/10

A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he
reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy. (90
mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Henri-Jacques Huet

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126.

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)


7.4/10

An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole
purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
Stars: James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Richard Jaeckel, Katy Jurado

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127.

The Sting (1973)


8.4/10

In Chicago in September 1936, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a
master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker. (129 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

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128.

Lost in Translation (2003)


7.8/10

A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo. (101 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
Stars: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris

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129.

Harvey (1950)
8.1/10

Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six-foot rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is
thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows.(104 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
Stars: James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Peggy Dow, Charles Drake

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130.

The Man Who Would Be King (1975)


7.9/10

Two British soldiers in India decide to resign from the Army and set themselves up as deities in Kafiristan--a land
where no white man has set foot since Alexander. (129 mins.)
Director: John Huston
Stars: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Saeed Jaffrey

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131.

The Last of the Mohicans (1992)


7.8/10

Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War. (112 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Eric Schweig

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132.

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)


8.3/10

In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but
captivating fantasy world. (118 mins.)
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Stars: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi Lpez, Maribel Verd

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133.

Double Indemnity (1944)


8.4/10

An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance
investigator's suspicions. (107 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Byron Barr

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134.

Se7en (1995)
8.7/10

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus
operandi. (127 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker

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135.

Duck Soup (1933)


8.0/10

Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over
the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale. (68 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx

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136.

Amadeus (1984)
8.4/10

The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to
an insane asylum. (160 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

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137.

Dances with Wolves (1990)


8.0/10

Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an
intolerable aberration in the military. (181 mins.)
Director: Kevin Costner
Stars: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

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138.

Cool Hand Luke (1967)


8.2/10

A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison. (126 mins.)


Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Stars: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

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139.

Blow Out (1981)


7.4/10

A movie sound recordist accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually murder and
consequently finds himself in danger. (107 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
Stars: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz

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140.

As Good as It Gets (1997)


7.8/10

A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is in an
accident. (139 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr.

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141.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)


7.7/10

Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen feeds her a poison apple, but the
handsome prince awakens her with a kiss. (83 mins.)
Director: William Cottrell, David Hand
Stars: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne, Roy Atwell

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142.

Almost Famous (2000)


7.9/10

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock
band as he accompanies it on their concert tour. (122 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
Stars: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand

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143.

Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)


7.6/10

Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy. (137 mins.)
Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Stars: Grard Depardieu, Anne Brochet, Vincent Perez, Jacques Weber

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144.

There Will Be Blood (2007)


8.1/10

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days
of the business. (158 mins.)
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarn Hinds, Martin Stringer

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145.

Sophie's Choice (1982)


7.7/10

A mother has to make a very difficult decision. (150 mins.)


Director: Alan J. Pakula
Stars: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol, Rita Karin

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146.

Shampoo (1975)
6.3/10

Lovers undo a hairdresser from Beverly Hills around Election Eve in 1968. (109 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
Stars: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Lee Grant

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147.

Notorious (1946)
8.1/10

A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate
herself with them? (101 mins.)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern

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148.

Z (1969)
8.2/10

Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials
attempt to cover up their roles. (127 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jacques Perrin

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149.

The Red Shoes (1948)


8.3/10

A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina. (133 mins.)
Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Stars: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer, Jean Short

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150.

The French Connection (1971)


7.8/10

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection. (104
mins.)
Director: William Friedkin
Stars: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco

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151.

Gladiator (2000)
8.5/10

When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a
gladiator to seek revenge. (155 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

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152.

Boogie Nights (1997)


7.9/10

The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early
1980s. (155 mins.)
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Luis Guzmn

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153.

The Innocents (1961)


7.9/10

A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted. (100 mins.)
Director: Jack Clayton
Stars: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave

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154.

Betty Blue (1986)


7.4/10

Zorg is a handyman working at in France, maintaining and looking after the bungalows. He lives a quiet and
peaceful life... (120 mins.)
Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix
Stars: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Batrice Dalle, Grard Darmon, Consuelo De Haviland

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155.

Badlands (1973)
7.9/10

An impressionable teen girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend go on a killing spree in the
South Dakota badlands. (94 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
Stars: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri

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156.

Saving Private Ryan (1998)


8.6/10

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose
brothers have been killed in action. (169 mins.)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

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157.

True Romance (1993)


8.0/10

Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners
of the coke try to reclaim it. (120 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
Stars: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer

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158.

Unforgiven (1992)
8.3/10

Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a
young man.(131 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris

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159.

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)


7.6/10

An estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when their father announces he is terminally ill. (110 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
Stars: Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller

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160.

Being There (1979)


8.0/10

A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in
Washington politics. (130 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
Stars: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden

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161.

The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)


7.2/10

A young Australian reporter tries to navigate the political turmoil of Indonesia during the rule of President Sukarno
with the help of a diminutive photographer. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
Stars: Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt, Michael Murphy

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162.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)


7.5/10

Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. When the survivors are
trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall
asleep. (91 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, John Saxon

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163.

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)


8.3/10

After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his
men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. (161
mins.)
Director: David Lean
Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

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164.

The Searchers (1956)


8.0/10

A Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe. (119 mins.)
Director: John Ford
Stars: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

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165.

A Day in the Country (1936 Short Film)


7.8/10

The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love to a man at the inn,
where they spend the day. (40 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
Stars: Sylvia Bataille, Jane Marken, Georges D'Arnoux, Andr Gabriello

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166.

Goldfinger (1964)
7.8/10

Investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve.
(110 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
Stars: Sean Connery, Gert Frbe, Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton

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167.

Don't Look Now (1973)


7.4/10

A married couple grieving the recent death of their little daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly
sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond. (110 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Stars: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania

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168.

Tootsie (1982)
7.4/10

An unemployed actor with a reputation for being difficult disguises himself as a woman to get a role in a soap
opera.(116 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman

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169.

Viridiana (1961)
8.3/10

Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother
Superior. (90 mins.)
Director: Luis Buuel
Stars: Silvia Pinal, Fernando Rey, Francisco Rabal, Jos Calvo

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170.

La Haine (1995)
8.1/10

After local youth Abdel is beaten unconscious by police, a riot ensues on his estate during which a policeman loses
his gun. The gun is found by Vinz who threatens he will kill a cop if Abdel dies. (98 mins.)
Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
Stars: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Kound, Sad Taghmaoui, Abdel Ahmed Ghili

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171.

Brief Encounter (1945)


8.1/10

Meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is tempted to cheat on her husband. (86 mins.)
Director: David Lean
Stars: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey

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172.

The Wizard of Oz (1939)


8.1/10

Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help
her return home. (102 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr

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173.

Memento (2000)
8.5/10

A man creates a strange system to help him remember things; so he can hunt for the murderer of his wife without
his short-term memory loss being an obstacle. (113 mins.)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

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174.

Superman (1978)
7.3/10

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and
greatest superhero. (143 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

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175.

Rushmore (1998)
7.7/10

The extracurricular king of Rushmore preparatory school is put on academic probation. (93 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams, Seymour Cassel

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176.

A Canterbury Tale (1944)


7.7/10

A 'Land Girl', an American GI, and a British soldier find themselves together in a small Kent town on the road to
Canterbury... (124 mins.)
Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Stars: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, John Sweet

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177.

City of God (2002)


8.7/10

Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a
photographer, the other a drug dealer. (130 mins.)
Director: Fernando Meirelles, Ktia Lund
Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino,Phellipe Haagensen

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178.

Hellzapoppin' (1941)
7.5/10

Olsen and Johnson, a pair of stage comedians, try to turn their play into a movie and bring together a young
couple in love, while breaking the fourth wall every step of the way. (84 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
Stars: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Martha Raye, Hugh Herbert

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179.

Toy Story 2 (1999)


7.9/10

When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends vow to rescue him, but Woody finds the idea of
immortality in a museum tempting. (92 mins.)
Director: John Lasseter, Ash Brannon
Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer

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180.

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)


8.4/10

Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and
his kids against prejudice. (129 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
Stars: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

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181.

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)


6.2/10

Three girls come to Hollywood to make it big, but find only sex, drugs and sleaze. (109 mins.)
Director: Russ Meyer
Stars: Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom, John Lazar

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182.

Performance (1970)
7.0/10

Chas, a violent and psychotic East London gangster needs a place to lie low after a hit that should never have been
carried out... (105 mins.)
Director: Donald Cammell, Nicolas Roeg
Stars: James Fox, Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg, Michle Breton

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183.

Le Samoura (1967)
8.1/10

After killing a night-club owner, professional hitman Jef Costello is seen by witnesses. His efforts to provide himself
with an alibi fail and more and more he gets driven into a corner. (105 mins.)
Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Stars: Alain Delon, Nathalie Delon, Franois Prier, Cathy Rosier

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184.

Dirty Harry (1971)


7.8/10

When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector
Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath. (102 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni

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185.

Paths of Glory (1957)


8.5/10

When soldiers in World War I refuse to continue with an impossible attack, their superior officers decide to make an
example of them. (88 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready

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186.

United 93 (2006)
7.6/10

A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near
Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot. (111 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
Stars: David Alan Basche, Olivia Thirlby, Liza Coln-Zayas, J.J. Johnson

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187.

The Big Country (1958)


7.9/10

A New Englander arrives in the Old West, where he becomes embroiled in a feud between two families over a
valuable patch of land. (165 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
Stars: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston

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188.

School of Rock (2003)


7.1/10

When struggling musician Dewey Finn finds himself out of work, he takes over his roommate's job as an
elementary school substitute teacher and turns class into a rock band. (108 mins.)
Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack, Adam Pascal

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189.

Ghostbusters (1984)
7.8/10

Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. (105 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

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190.

Big (1988)
7.3/10

When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult
body.(104 mins.)
Director: Penny Marshall
Stars: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard

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191.

Brokeback Mountain (2005)


7.7/10

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years. (134
mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid

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192.

Eraserhead (1977)
7.4/10

Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his
newly born mutant child. (89 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
Stars: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates

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193.

Ed Wood (1994)
7.9/10

An ambitious but troubled movie director tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support. (127 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette

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194.

Bicycle Thieves (1948)


8.4/10

A man and his son search for a stolen bicycle vital for his job.(93 mins.)
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Gino Saltamerenda

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195.

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)


8.7/10

An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like
if he never existed. (130 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

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196.

Amlie (2001)
8.4/10

Amelie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her
and, along the way, discovers love. (122 mins.)
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Stars: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

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197.

Point Break (1991)


7.2/10

An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of bank robbers who may be surfers. (122 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Stars: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty

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198.

Fargo (1996)
8.2/10

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of
the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson. (98 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

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199.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)


7.5/10

Five friends visiting their grandfather's house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding
killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals. (83 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain

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200.

Before Sunrise (1995)


8.1/10

A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna.
Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.(105 mins.)
Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert, Hanno Pschl

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JFK (1991)
8/10

A New Orleans DA discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story. (189 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau

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202.

The Killer (1989)


7.9/10

A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings to restore vision to a singer he
accidentally blinded, only to be double-crossed by his boss. (111 mins.)
Director: John Woo
Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Danny Lee, Sally Yeh, Kong Chu

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203.

Life of Brian (1979)


8.2/10

Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a
messiah. (94 mins.)
Director: Terry Jones
Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

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204.

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)


7.9/10

Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein (goaded by an even madder
scientist) builds his monster a mate. (75 mins.)
Director: James Whale
Stars: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson

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205.

The Addiction (1995)


6.4/10

A New York philosophy grad student turns into a vampire after getting bitten by one, and then tries to come to
terms with her new lifestyle and frequent craving for human blood. (82 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
Stars: Lili Taylor, Christopher Walken, Annabella Sciorra, Edie Falco

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206.

The Exorcist (1973)


8.0/10

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her
daughter.(122 mins.)
Director: William Friedkin
Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

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207.

The Misfits (1961)


7.4/10

A sexy divorce falls for an over-the-hill cowboy who is struggling to maintain his romantically independent lifestyle
in early-sixties Nevada. (124 mins.)
Director: John Huston
Stars: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter

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208.

The Departed (2006)


8.5/10

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South
Boston. (151 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

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209.

Local Hero (1983)


7.6/10

An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery.
But things don't go as expected. (111 mins.)
Director: Bill Forsyth
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay, Denis Lawson

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210.

Platoon (1986)
8.1/10

A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of
man. (120 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Keith David

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211.

Moulin Rouge! (2001)


7.7/10

A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from
familiar 20th century sources. (127 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent

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212.

M (1931)
8.4/10

When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt. (117
mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

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213.

Songs from the Second Floor (2000)


7.7/10

A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet Csar Vallejo. A story about our need for love, our confusion... (98
mins.)
Director: Roy Andersson
Stars: Lars Nordh, Stefan Larsson, Bengt C.W. Carlsson, Torbjrn Fahlstrm

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214.

The Army of Shadows (1969)


8.2/10

An account of underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France. (145 mins.)


Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Stars: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Simone Signoret

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215.

Jackie Brown (1997)


7.5/10

A flight attendant becomes a key figure in a plot between the police and an arms dealer. (154 mins.)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda

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216.

Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)


7.3/10

Divorced working woman Alex and well-to-do Jewish family doctor Daniel Hirsh share not only the same... (110
mins.)
Director: John Schlesinger
Stars: Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson, Murray Head, Peggy Ashcroft

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217.

The Magnificent Seven (1960)


7.8/10

An oppressed Mexican peasant village assembles seven gunfighters to help defend their homes. (128 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
Stars: Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Eli Wallach

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218.

Mr. Hulot's Holiday (1953)


7.6/10

Monsieur Hulot comes to a beachside hotel for a vacation, where he accidentally (but good-naturedly) causes
havoc. (114 mins.)
Director: Jacques Tati
Stars: Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud, Louis Prault, Andr Dubois

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219.

The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)


7.9/10

A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered
his family. (135 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George, Bill McKinney

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220.

Far from Heaven (2002)


7.4/10

In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world. (107
mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
Stars: Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson

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221.

McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)


7.7/10

A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise
thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene. (120 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois, William Devane

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222.

Mother and Son (1997)


7.6/10

A slow and poignant story of love and patience told via a dying mother nursed by her devoted son. The... (73
mins.)
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Stars: Aleksei Ananishnov, Gudrun Geyer

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223.

Safe (1995)
7.1/10

An affluent and unexceptional homemaker in the suburbs develops multiple chemical sensitivity. (119 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
Stars: Julianne Moore, Xander Berkeley, Dean Norris, Julie Burgess

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224.

Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)


7.5/10

The second film in Terence Davies's autobiographical series ('Trilogy', 'The Long Day Closes') is an... (85 mins.)
Director: Terence Davies
Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Freda Dowie, Angela Walsh, Dean Williams

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225.

Get Carter (1971)


7.5/10

When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to
Newcastle to investigate. (112 mins.)
Director: Mike Hodges
Stars: Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland, John Osborne

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226.

Romeo + Juliet (1996)


6.8/10

Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue. (120
mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo, Harold Perrineau

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227.

Lon: The Professional (1994)


8.6/10

Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Lon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered.
Lon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protge and learns the assassin's trade. (110
mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello

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228.

No Country for Old Men (2007)


8.1/10

Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million
dollars in cash near the Rio Grande. (122 mins.)
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson

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229.

The Celebration (1998)


8.1/10

At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed. (105 mins.)
Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen

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230.

Howl's Moving Castle (2004)


8.2/10

When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the
spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle. (119
mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Chieko Baish, Takuya Kimura, Tatsuya Gashin, Akihiro Miwa

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231.

Shaun of the Dead (2004)


8.0/10

A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with
his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. (99 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis

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232.

Jurassic Park (1993)


8.1/10

During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to
run amok. (127 mins.)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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233.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)


7.6/10

After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and
stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace. (118 mins.)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan, Amrish Puri

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234.

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)


8.1/10

Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless CIA official and his agents from a new assassination program while searching for
the origins of his life as a trained killer. (115 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
Stars: Matt Damon, dgar Ramrez, Joan Allen, Julia Stiles

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235.

Battle Royale (2000)


7.8/10

In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other
under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act. (114 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tar Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano

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236.

Black Narcissus (1947)


8.0/10

After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and tension - both with the natives and also
within their own group - as they attempt to adapt to their remote, exotic surroundings. (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Stars: Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Flora Robson, Jenny Laird

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237.

Delicatessen (1991)
7.7/10

Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a
delicacy for his odd tenants. (99 mins.)
Director: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Stars: Marie-Laure Dougnac, Dominique Pinon, Pascal Benezech, Jean-Claude Dreyfus

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238.

Requiem for a Dream (2000)


8.4/10

The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions become stronger. (102
mins.)
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

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239.

Cinema Paradiso (1988)


8.5/10

A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep
friendship with the theater's projectionist. (155 mins.)
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Stars: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

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240.

Forrest Gump (1994)


8.8/10

Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love,
Jenny Curran, eludes him. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

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241.

Brighton Rock (1947)


7.4/10

Pinkie Brown is a small-town hoodlum whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course... (92
mins.)
Director: John Boulting
Stars: Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell,Harcourt Williams

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242.

King Kong (1933)


8.0/10

A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a
shine to their female blonde star. (100 mins.)
Stars: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher

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243.

Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984 Mini-Series)


8.9/10

The series (11 episodes) tells the story of the village Schabbach, on the Hunsrueck in Germany through the years
1919-1982... (90 mins.)
Stars: Marita Breuer, Kurt Wagner, Rdiger Weigang, Eva Maria Schneider

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244.

Dazed and Confused (1993)


7.7/10

The adventures of incoming high school and junior high students on the last day of school, in May of 1976. (102
mins.)
Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Rory Cochrane

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245.

Downfall (2004)
8.3/10

Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end
of WWII. (156 mins.)
Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Stars: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Khler

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246.

The Philadelphia Story (1940)


8.1/10

When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she
begins to learn the truth about herself. (112 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
Stars: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey

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247.

All That Jazz (1979)


7.8/10

Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider),
a womanizing, drug-using dancer. (123 mins.)
Director: Bob Fosse
Stars: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, Ann Reinking

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248.

Pandora's Box (1929)


8.0/10

The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and
violence in those around her. (109 mins.)
Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Stars: Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer, Carl Goetz

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249.

My Darling Clementine (1946)


7.8/10

A Western retelling the tale of the Shoot-out at the OK Corral.(97 mins.)


Director: John Ford
Stars: Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Cathy Downs

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250.

Sunrise (1927)
8.4/10

A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his
wife. (94 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
Stars: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing

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251.

Darling (1965)
7.3/10

A beautiful but amoral model sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging
Sixties.(128 mins.)
Director: John Schlesinger
Stars: Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde, Laurence Harvey, Jos Luis de Vilallonga

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252.

The Leopard (1963)


8.1/10

The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the
tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily. (187 mins.)
Director: Luchino Visconti
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Paolo Stoppa

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253.

First Blood (1982)


7.7/10

A Vietnam Veteran uses his combat skills against the lawman of a small town when they arrest and abuse him. (93
mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna, Bill McKinney

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254.

The Verdict (1982)


7.8/10

A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather
than settling. (129 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, James Mason

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255.

Ninotchka (1939)
8.0/10

A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything
she is supposed to detest. (110 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire, Bela Lugosi

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256.

Port of Shadows (1938)


7.6/10

A military deserter finds love and trouble (and a small dog) in a smoky French port city. (91 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carn
Stars: Jean Gabin, Michel Simon, Michle Morgan, Pierre Brasseur

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257.

The Black Cat (1934)


7.2/10

American honeymooners in Hungary are trapped in the home of a Satan- worshiping priest when the bride is taken
there for medical help following a road accident. (65 mins.)
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop

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258.

The Blues Brothers (1980)


8.0/10

Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother
Elwood were raised. (133 mins.)
Director: John Landis
Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, John Candy

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259.

Groundhog Day (1993)


8.1/10

A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again. (101 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
Stars: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky

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260.

Field of Dreams (1989)


7.6/10

An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he
does, and the Chicago Black Sox come. (107 mins.)
Director: Phil Alden Robinson
Stars: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Amy Madigan

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261.

Roman Holiday (1953)


8.1/10

A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. (118
mins.)
Director: William Wyler
Stars: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power

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262.

The Virgin Suicides (1999)


7.2/10

A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious
parents. (97 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods, Kathleen Turner

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263.

Das Boot (1981)


8.4/10

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror. (149 mins.)
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Stars: Jrgen Prochnow, Herbert Grnemeyer, Klaus Wennemann,Hubertus Bengsch

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264.

American Graffiti (1973)


7.5/10

A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to
college. (110 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith

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265.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)


7.1/10

A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother. (146
mins.)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, Sam Robards

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266.

Ghost World (2001)


7.5/10

With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a
mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives. (111
mins.)
Director: Terry Zwigoff
Stars: Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Brad Renfro

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267.

Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)


8.0/10

An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is
infatuated by another woman. (104 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Martin Landau, Woody Allen, Bill Bernstein, Claire Bloom

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268.

The Lady Vanishes (1938)


8.0/10

While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared
from the train. (96 mins.)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas, Dame May Whitty

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269.

A Place in the Sun (1951)


7.8/10

A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women. (122 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
Stars: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, Anne Revere

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270.

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)


8.0/10

Mr. Lazarescu, a 63 year old lonely man feels sick and calls the ambulance. When it arrives, the paramedic... (150
mins.)
Director: Cristi Puiu
Stars: Ion Fiscuteanu, Luminita Gheorghiu, Doru Ana, Dorian Boguta

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271.

Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)


7.0/10

When eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the
U.S. on the adventure of his life. (91 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger

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272.

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)


7.2/10

A writer is stalked by a serial killer after witnessing a murder attempt on one woman's life. (98 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Enrico Maria Salerno, Eva Renzi

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273.

The Maltese Falcon (1941)


8.2/10

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest
for a priceless statuette. (100 mins.)
Director: John Huston
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre

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274.

Sin City (2005)


8.1/10

A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught
up in violent corruption. (124 mins.)
Director: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba

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275.

My Neighbor Totoro (1988)


8.3/10

When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wonderous forest
spirits who live nearby. (86 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi

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276.

Layer Cake (2004)


7.4/10

A successful cocaine dealer gets two tough assignments from his boss on the eve of his planned early
retirement. (105 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Stars: Daniel Craig, Sienna Miller, Michael Gambon, Tom Hardy

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277.

On the Town (1949)


7.7/10

Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are
up. (98 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Stars: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller

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278.

Carlito's Way (1993)


7.9/10

A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the
pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C. (144 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
Stars: Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, John Leguizamo

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279.

Animal House (1978)


7.6/10

At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those
trouble-makers have other plans for him. (109 mins.)
Director: John Landis
Stars: John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce, Stephen Furst

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280.

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)


7.6/10

In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community
escape a band of bandits. (95 mins.)
Director: George Miller
Stars: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps

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281.

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)


7.6/10

A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger. (123 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
Stars: Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Antonio Banderas, Kirsten Dunst

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282.

The Godfather: Part III (1990)


7.6/10

In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in New York and Italy in 1979, aging Mafia don Michael
Corleone seeks to avow for his sins while taking a young protg under his wing. (162 mins.)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia, Talia Shire

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283.

Ran (1985)
8.3/10

An elderly lord abdicates to his three sons, and the two corrupt ones turn against him. (162 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ry

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284.

Scarface (1983)
8.3/10

In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel while succumbing to greed. (170 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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285.

Solaris (1972)
8.1/10

A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go
insane. (167 mins.)
Director: Andrey Tarkovskiy
Stars: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jri Jrvet, Vladislav Dvorzhetskiy

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286.

L'Avventura (1960)
8.0/10

A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip. But during the search, her lover and her best friend
become attracted to each other. (143 mins.)
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Stars: Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti, Lea Massari, Dominique Blanchar

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287.

Secrets & Lies (1996)


8.0/10

A successful black woman discovers that her birth mother is a lower-class white woman, but the woman denies it.
As emotions run high, everyone's secrets are exposed. (142 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan, Claire Rushbrook

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288.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)


7.7/10

A toon hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder. (104
mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer

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289.

The Thing (1982)


8.2/10

Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that
it kills.(109 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

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290.

Rashomon (1950)
8.4/10

A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. (88 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshir Mifune, Machiko Ky, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

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291.

Rocco and His Brothers (1960)


8.3/10

Having recently been uprooted to Milan, Rocco and his four brothers each look for a new way in life when a
prostitute comes between Rocco and his brother Simone. (177 mins.)
Director: Luchino Visconti
Stars: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Claudia Cardinale

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292.

Beauty and the Beast (1946)


8.0/10

A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry
her. (96 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
Stars: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parly, Nane Germon

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293.

The Mother and the Whore (1973)


8.2/10

In Paris, the pedantic Alexandre lives with his mate Marie in her apartment, an open relationship. Alexandre... (217
mins.)
Director: Jean Eustache
Stars: Bernadette Lafont, Jean-Pierre Laud, Franoise Lebrun, Isabelle Weingarten

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294.

The Red Balloon (1956 Short Film)


8.2/10

A red balloon with a life of its own follows a little boy around the streets of Paris. (34 mins.)
Director: Albert Lamorisse
Stars: Pascal Lamorisse, Sabine Lamorisse, Georges Sellier, Vladimir Popov

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295.

The Untouchables (1987)


8.0/10

Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, handpicked team.(119 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
Stars: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Charles Martin Smith

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296.

All the President's Men (1976)


8.0/10

Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's
resignation.(138 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

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297.

It Happened One Night (1934)


8.2/10

A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who's actually a reporter looking for a
story. (105 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

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298.

Le Cercle Rouge (1970)


8.1/10

After leaving prison, master thief Corey crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman.
The trio proceed to plot an elaborate heist. (140 mins.)
Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Stars: Alain Delon, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volont, Yves Montand

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299.

The Palm Beach Story (1942)


7.8/10

An inventor needs cash to develop his big idea. His wife, who loves him, decides to raise it for him by divorcing him
and marrying a millionaire. (88 mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee

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300.

Sawdust and Tinsel (1953)


7.7/10

While traveling in caravan through the country of Sweden, one member of the decadent Alberti Circus... (93 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: ke Grnberg, Harriet Andersson, Hasse Ekman, Anders Ek

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301.

Love and Death (1975)


7.8/10

In czarist Russia, a neurotic soldier and his distant cousin formulate a plot to assassinate Napoleon. (85 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Georges Adet, Frank Adu

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302.

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)


8.2/10

Three WWII veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been
irreparably changed. (172 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
Stars: Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy, Teresa Wright

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303.

Together (2000)
7.5/10

Elisabeth leaves her abusive and drunken husband Rolf, she packs her bags, takes the kids and goes to her brother
Gran...(106 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Michael Nyqvist, Emma Samuelsson, Sam Kessel

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304.

Radio Days (1987)


7.6/10

A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the
medium. (88 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Mike Starr, Paul Herman

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305.

The Prestige (2006)


8.5/10

Two stage magicians engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate stage illusion. (130
mins.)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

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306.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)


8.3/10

When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana
Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis. (127 mins.)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

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307.

Midnight Cowboy (1969)


7.9/10

A naive prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City. (113 mins.)
Director: John Schlesinger
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver

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308.

The Terminator (1984)


8.1/10

A human-looking indestructible cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will
lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. (107
mins.)
Director: James Cameron
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield

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309.

Transformers (2007)
7.2/10

An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, comes to Earth,
with a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager. (144 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson

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310.

Gremlins (1984)
7.2/10

A boy inadvertantly breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently
mischievous monsters on a small town. (106 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, John Louie

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311.

American History X (1998)


8.6/10

A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.
(119 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
Stars: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

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312.

Suspiria (1977)
7.5/10

A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the school is a front for something far more
sinister and supernatural amidst a series of grisly murders. (98 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bos

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313.

Battleship Potemkin (1925)


8.0/10

A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a
police massacre. (75 mins.)
Director: S.M. Eisenstein
Stars: Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barsky, Grigori Aleksandrov, Ivan Bobrov

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314.

Sweet Smell of Success (1957)


8.2/10

Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into
breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician. (96 mins.)
Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner

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315.

Sense and Sensibility (1995)


7.7/10

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two
eldest daughters are the titular opposites. (131 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
Stars: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet, Tom Wilkinson

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316.

Trainspotting (1996)
8.2/10

Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs
and influence of friends. (94 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd

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317.

Midnight Run (1988)


7.6/10

An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia after jumping bail. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Brest
Stars: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton

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318.

Rebecca (1940)
8.2/10

A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife. (130 mins.)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson

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319.

The Lion King (1994)


8.5/10

Tricked into thinking that he caused the death of his father, a lion cub flees and abandons his destiny as the future
king. (89 mins.)
Director: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg

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320.

Braveheart (1995)
8.4/10

When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a
revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron fist. (177 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

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321.

Funny Face (1957)


7.1/10

An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk. (103
mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair

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322.

Aladdin (1992)
8.0/10

When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as
a prince in order to marry her. (90 mins.)
Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
Stars: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman

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323.

The Last Seduction (1994)


7.2/10

A devious sexpot steals her husband's drug money and hides out in a small town where she meets the perfect dupe
for her next scheme. (110 mins.)
Director: John Dahl
Stars: Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg, Bill Pullman, Michael Raysses

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324.

Lone Star (1996)


7.6/10

When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried
secrets in his Texas border town. (135 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
Stars: Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Pea, Stephen Mendillo, Stephen J. Lang

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325.

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)


8.1/10

The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak
vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of. (111 mins.)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen

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326.

Out of Sight (1998)


7.1/10

A career bank robber breaks out of jail and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a US Marshall he has
kidnapped. (123 mins.)
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Stars: George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Steve Zahn

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327.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)


8.0/10

Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept. (76
mins.)
Director: Henry Selick
Stars: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey

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328.

The Truman Show (1998)


8.1/10

An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a T.V. show. (103 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
Stars: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

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329.

The Lives of Others (2006)


8.5/10

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself
becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives. (137 mins.)
Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Stars: Ulrich Mhe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

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330.

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith(2005)


7.7/10

As the Clone Wars near an end, the Sith Lord Darth Sidious steps out of the shadows, at which time Anakin
succumbs to his emotions, becoming Darth Vader and putting his relationships with Obi-Wan and Padme at
risk. (140 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
Stars: Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

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331.

The Green Mile (1999)


8.5/10

The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and
rape, yet who has a mysterious gift. (189 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
Stars: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt

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332.

The Sixth Sense (1999)


8.2/10

A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child
psychologist. (107 mins.)
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams

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333.

Grease (1978)
7.2/10

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now
in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance? (110 mins.)
Director: Randal Kleiser
Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway

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334.

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)


7.9/10

The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she
has always loved. (88 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Tim Holt, Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter

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335.

The Seventh Seal (1957)


8.3/10

A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during
the Black Plague. (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Bjrnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe

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336.

Titanic (1997)
7.7/10

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind, but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S.
Titanic. (194 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

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337.

300 (2006)
7.8/10

King Leonidas and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C. (117 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
Stars: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Dominic West

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338.

Jules and Jim (1962)


7.9/10

Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman. (105 mins.)
Director: Franois Truffaut
Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre, Vanna Urbino

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339.

Spirited Away (2001)


8.6/10

During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and
spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi

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340.

High and Low (1963)


8.4/10

An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for
ransom.(143 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshir Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyko Kagawa

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341.

The Passenger (1975)


7.7/10

A frustrated war correspondent, unable to find the war he's been asked to cover, takes the risky path of co-opting
the I.D. of a dead arms dealer acquaintance. (119 mins.)
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider, Jenny Runacre, Ian Hendry

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342.

The Gold Rush (1925)


8.3/10

A prospector goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more. (95 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Tom Murray, Henry Bergman

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343.

Monsters, Inc. (2001)


8.1/10

Monsters generate their city's power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being
contaminated by children, so when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted. (92 mins.)
Director: Pete Docter, David Silverman
Stars: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi

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344.

The Last Waltz (1978 Documentary)


8.2/10

A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band. (117 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robbie Robertson, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Van Morrison

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345.

Fatal Attraction (1987)


6.9/10

A married man's one night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family. (119
mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
Stars: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer, Ellen Hamilton Latzen

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346.

Leave Her to Heaven (1945)


7.7/10

A writer meets a young socialite on board a train. The two fall in love and are married soon after, but her obsessive
love for him threatens to be the undoing of both them and everyone else around them. (110 mins.)
Director: John M. Stahl
Stars: Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price

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347.

All About Eve (1950)


8.4/10

An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater
friends. (138 mins.)
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

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348.

Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)


7.9/10

The story of a mistreated donkey and the people around him. A study on saintliness and a sister piece to Bresson's
Mouchette.(95 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
Stars: Anne Wiazemsky, Walter Green, Franois Lafarge, Jean-Claude Guilbert

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349.

Arthur (1981)
6.9/10

Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which... (97
mins.)
Director: Steve Gordon
Stars: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald

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350.

Planet of the Apes (1968)


8.0/10

An astronaut crew crash lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant
species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. (112 mins.)
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Stars: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans

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351.

Zulu (1964)
7.8/10

Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift. (138 mins.)
Director: Cy Endfield
Stars: Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, James Booth

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352.

Unfaithfully Yours (1948)


7.7/10

Set to music, a symphony conductor envisions multiple possible scenarios for dealing with his wife's infidelity. (105
mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
Stars: Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Rudy Vallee, Barbara Lawrence

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353.

Bugsy Malone (1976)


6.8/10

The classic gangster story of Bugsy Malone told with an all child cast. (93 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
Stars: Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Florrie Dugger, John Cassisi

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354.

Un Chien Andalou (1929 Short Film)


7.9/10

A surrealistic film with input from Salvador Dal. Director Luis Buuel presents stark, surrealistic... (16 mins.)
Director: Louis Bunuel
Stars: Pierre Batcheff, Simone Mareuil, Luis Buuel, Salvador Dal

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355.

Sunshine (2007)
7.3/10

A team of international astronauts is sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission
bomb in 2057. (107 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Michelle Yeoh

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356.

Napoleon (1927)
7.4/10

A film about the French Field Marshal's youth and early military career. (240 mins.)
Director: Abel Gance
Stars: Albert Dieudonn, Vladimir Roudenko, Edmond Van Dale,Alexandre Koubitzky

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357.

The Long Goodbye (1973)


7.7/10

Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife. (112 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell

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358.

Russian Ark (2002)


7.4/10

A 19th century French aristocrat, notorious for his scathing memoirs about life in Russia, travels through the
Russian State Hermitage Museum and encounters historical figures from the last 200+ years. (99 mins.)
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Stars: Sergey Dreyden, Mariya Kuznetsova, Leonid Mozgovoy, Mikhail Piotrovsky

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359.

The Lady Eve (1941)


8.0/10

A trio of classy card sharps targets the socially awkward heir to brewery millions for his money, till one of them
falls in love with him. (94 mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette

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360.

The Return (2003)


8.0/10

In the Russian wilderness, two brothers face a range of new, conflicting emotions when their father - a man they
know only through a single photograph - resurfaces. (105 mins.)
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Stars: Vladimir Garin, Ivan Dobronravov, Konstantin Lavronenko, Nataliya Vdovina

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361.

Clerks (1994)
7.9/10

A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies,
and play hockey on the store roof. (92 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
Stars: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Lisa Spoonauer

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362.

The Elephant Man (1980)


8.2/10

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show
freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity. (124 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

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363.

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)


7.3/10

An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the US Armed Services Radio
station in Vietnam. (121 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana

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364.

Natural Born Killers (1994)


7.3/10

Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by
the mass media. (118 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Rodney Dangerfield

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365.

The Bourne Identity (2002)


7.9/10

A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins
and regain his memory. (119 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
Stars: Franka Potente, Matt Damon, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen

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366.

Predator (1987)
7.8/10

A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extra-terrestrial
warrior.(107 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Kevin Peter Hall, Elpidia Carrillo

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367.

Cabaret (1972)
7.9/10

A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to
power around them. (124 mins.)
Director: Bob Fosse
Stars: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey

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368.

Airplane! (1980)
7.8/10

An airplane crew takes ill. Surely the only person capable of landing the plane is an ex-pilot afraid to fly. But don't
call him Shirley. (88 mins.)
Director: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker
Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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369.

The Breakfast Club (1985)


7.9/10

Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each
other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. (97 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
Stars: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

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370.

Rocky (1976)
8.1/10

Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed,
in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.(119 mins.)
Director: John G. Avildsen
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

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371.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)


8.1/10

Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's
daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead. (143 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

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372.

Army of Darkness (1992)


7.6/10

A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the
Necronomicon so he can return home. (81 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
Stars: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie

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373.

WALLE (2008)
8.4/10

In the distant future, a small waste collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately
decide the fate of mankind. (98 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stanton
Stars: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard

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374.

Hot Fuzz (2007)


7.9/10

Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a
witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents. (121
mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy

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375.

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)


7.1/10

Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have
discovered love.(117 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, James Fleet, Simon Callow

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376.

Zodiac (2007)
7.7/10

A San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac killer. (157
mins.)
Director: David Fincher
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards

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377.

Mean Streets (1973)


7.4/10

A small-time hood struggles to succeed on the "mean streets" of Little Italy. (112 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval, Amy Robinson

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378.

The Goonies (1985)


7.8/10

In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient treasure. (114
mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
Stars: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman

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379.

Ratatouille (2007)
8.0/10

A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant. (111 mins.)
Director: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava
Stars: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm

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380.

Children of Men (2006)


7.9/10

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help
transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea. (109 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarn
Stars: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine

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381.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)


8.3/10

King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly
obstacles. (91 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

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382.

Cach (Hidden) (2005)


7.3/10

A married couple is terrorized by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch. (117 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Maurice Bnichou, Annie Girardot

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383.

Serenity (2005)
8.0/10

The crew of the ship Serenity tries to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their number who is
telepathic. (119 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk

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384.

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)


8.1/10

Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand one another, without realizing that they're falling in love through the
post as each other's anonymous pen pal. (99 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut

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385.

Ace in the Hole (1951)


8.2/10

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a
man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control
circus. (111 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall

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386.

The Great Silence (1968)


7.8/10

A mute gunslinger faces off against a gang of bounty hunters in the great blizzard of 1899, and a grim, tense
struggle unfolds.(105 mins.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Klaus Kinski, Frank Wolff, Vonetta McGee

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387.

Rain Man (1988)


8.0/10

Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they
travel cross-country. (133 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen

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388.

The English Patient (1996)


7.4/10

At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks,
revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair. (162 mins.)
Director: Anthony Minghella
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas

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389.

Election (1999)
7.3/10

A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections,
particularly with an obsessive overachiever determined to become student body president. (103 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell

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390.

2 Days in Paris (2007)


6.9/10

Marion and Jack try to rekindle their relationship with a visit to Paris, home of Marion's parents -- and several of
her ex-boyfriends. (96 mins.)
Director: Julie Delpy
Stars: Julie Delpy, Adam Goldberg, Daniel Brhl, Marie Pillet

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391.

Mulholland Dr. (2001)


8.0/10

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful
search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. (147 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
Stars: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Jeanne Bates

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392.

Paris, Texas (1984)


8.1/10

A man is found in the desert after four years. (147 mins.)


Director: Wim Wenders
Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Sam Berry

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393.

Garden State (2004)


7.6/10

A quietly troubled young man returns home for his mother's funeral after being estranged from his family for a
decade.(102 mins.)
Director: Zach Braff
Stars: Zach Braff, Peter Sarsgaard, Natalie Portman, Ian Holm

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394.

Cloverfield (2008)
7.1/10

A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster
attack. (85 mins.)
Director: Matt Reeves
Stars: Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan, T.J. Miller

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395.

Casino (1995)
8.2/10

Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a
gambling empire. (178 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods

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396.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)


7.6/10

Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri
outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader. (160 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik
Stars: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Mary-Louise Parker

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397.

Night of the Living Dead (1968)


8.0/10

A group of people hide from bloodthirsty zombies in a farmhouse. (96 mins.)


Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman

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398.

Killer of Sheep (1978)


7.5/10

Stan works in drudgery at a slaughterhouse. His personal life is drab. Dissatisfaction and ennui keep... (83 mins.)
Director: Charles Burnett
Stars: Henry G. Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy, Angela Burnett

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399.

Greed (1924)
7.9/10

The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people
involved. (140 mins.)
Director: Erich von Stroheim
Stars: Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller

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400.

The Incredibles (2004)


8.0/10

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the
world.(115 mins.)
Director: Brad Bird
Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

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Batman Returns (1992)


7.0/10

When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop
them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda. (126 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken

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402.

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)


7.9/10

A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in
their VW bus.(101 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin

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403.

Do the Right Thing (1989)


7.9/10

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and
bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence. (120 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson

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404.

RoboCop (1987)
7.5/10

In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted
by submerged memories. (102 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox

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405.

Dirty Dancing (1987)


6.8/10

Spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's
dance instructor Johnny Castle. (100 mins.)
Director: Emile Ardolino
Stars: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes

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406.

Iron Man (2008)


7.9/10

After being held captive in an Afghan cave, an industrialist creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight
evil. (126 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges

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407.

The Jungle Book (1967)


7.6/10

Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for
human civilization. (78 mins.)
Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Stars: Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima, Bruce Reitherman

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408.

Zelig (1983)
7.8/10

"Documentary" about a man who can look and act like whoever he's around, and meets various famous people. (79
mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Patrick Horgan, John Buckwalter

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409.

Men in Black (1997)


7.2/10

A streetwise NYPD detective joins a secret organization that polices extraterrestrial affairs on Earth. (98 mins.)
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio

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410.

A Hard Day's Night (1964)


7.7/10

A 'typical' day in the life of the Beatles, including many of their famous songs. (87 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

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411.

Spider-Man 2 (2004)
7.3/10

Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto
Octavius. (127 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, James Franco

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412.

Heathers (1988)
7.4/10

A girl who half-heartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more
devious way to play social politics; killing the popular kids. (103 mins.)
Director: Michael Lehmann
Stars: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk

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413.

Finding Nemo (2003)


8.2/10

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to
bring him home. (100 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe

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414.

The Double Life of Veronique (1991)


7.9/10

Two parallel stories about two identical women; one living in Poland, the other in France. They don't know each
other, but their lives are nevertheless profoundly connected. (98 mins.)
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Stars: Irne Jacob, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Halina Gryglaszewska, Kalina Jedrusik

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415.

Dawn of the Dead (1978)


8.0/10

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. (127
mins.)
Director: George A. Romero
Stars: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger, Gaylen Ross

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416.

Bad Taste (1987)


6.8/10

The population of a small town disappears and is replaced by aliens that chase human flesh for their intergalactic
fast-food chain. (91 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Terry Potter, Pete O'Herne, Craig Smith, Mike Minett

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417.

Lords of Dogtown (2005)


7.1/10

The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970's. (107
mins.)
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Stars: Heath Ledger, Emile Hirsch, Victor Rasuk, Johnny Knoxville

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418.

V for Vendetta (2005)


8.2/10

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the
help of a young woman. (132 mins.)
Director: James McTeigue
Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

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419.

Days of Heaven (1978)


8.0/10

A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can
have a claim to his fortune. (94 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
Stars: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz

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420.

Jerry Maguire (1996)


7.3/10

When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to
the test as an independent with the only athlete who stays with him.(139 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
Stars: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Rene Zellweger, Kelly Preston

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421.

Lethal Weapon (1987)


7.6/10

A veteran cop, Murtaugh, is partnered with a young suicidal cop, Riggs. Both having one thing in common; hating
working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers. (110 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan

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422.

A Man Escaped (1956)


8.1/10

French Resistance activist Andre Devigny is imprisoned by the Nazis, and devotes his waking hours to planning an
elaborate escape... (99 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
Stars: Franois Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, Roland Monod

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423.

Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)


8.0/10

The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd and
the treacherous, one-eyed Elle. (137 mins.)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah

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424.

To Have and Have Not (1944)


8.0/10

During WWII, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a Free French Resistance leader and his beautiful
wife to Martinique while romancing a sexy lounge singer. (100 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan, Dolores Moran

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425.

Wonder Boys (2000)


7.4/10

An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his
book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in. (107 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
Stars: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr.

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426.

Enduring Love (2004)


6.4/10

Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident. (100 mins.)
Director: Roger Michell
Stars: Rhys Ifans, Daniel Craig, Samantha Morton, Bill Weston

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427.

Spring in a Small Town (1948)


7.6/10

Following WWII and with China brought to it's knees by the actions of the Japanese, prior to the rise of the
Communists...(98 mins.)
Director: Mu Fei
Stars: Chaoming Cui, Wei Li, Yu Shi, Wei Wei

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428.

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)


7.9/10

Herzog's film is based upon the true and mysterious story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared
in Nuremberg in 1828... (110 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira, Willy Semmelrogge

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429.

Danger: Diabolik (1968)


6.5/10

Fey super-thief Diabolik runs around stealing jewels, gold, murdering innocent people, and being a nuisance to the
government of a generic European country. (105 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
Stars: John Phillip Law, Marisa Mell, Michel Piccoli, Adolfo Celi

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430.

Big Trouble in Little China (1986)


7.3/10

An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown. (99 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong

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431.

Electra Glide in Blue (1973)


7.2/10

A short Arizona motorcycle cop gets his wish and is promoted to Homicide following the mysterious murder of a
hermit...(114 mins.)
Director: James William Guercio
Stars: Robert Blake, Billy Green Bush, Mitchell Ryan, Jeannine Riley

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432.

X2 (2003)
7.5/10

The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President's life, while the
Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces. (134 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen

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433.

Good Will Hunting (1997)


8.3/10

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in
his life. (126 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgrd

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434.

The Cat Concerto (1947 Short Film)


8.2/10

Jerry is determined to disrupt Tom's concert while Tom fights him with the piano without missing a single note. (8
mins.)
Director: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

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435.

American Psycho (2000)


7.6/10

A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and
friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies. (102 mins.)
Director: Mary Harron
Stars: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage

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436.

Beauty and the Beast (1991)


8.0/10

Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead, unaware her captor to be an enchanted
prince. (84 mins.)
Director: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Stars: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jesse Corti, Rex Everhart

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437.

Spider-Man (2002)
7.3/10

When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like
abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family. (121 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco

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438.

The Lost Boys (1987)


7.2/10

After moving to a new town, two brothers are convinced that the area is frequented by vampires. (97 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes

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439.

Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)


7.4/10

Martin Blank is a professional assassin. He is sent on a mission to a small Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe, and, by
coincidence, his ten-year high school reunion party is taking place there at the same time. (107 mins.)
Director: George Armitage
Stars: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd, Joan Cusack

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440.

Akira (1988)
8.1/10

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psionic
psychopath that only two kids and a group of psionics can stop. (124 mins.)
Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
Stars: Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Mitsuo Iwata, Tessh Genda

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441.

Being John Malkovich (1999)


7.8/10

A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of the movie star, John Malkovich. (112 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
Stars: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich

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442.

Atonement (2007)
7.8/10

Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses
her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. Based on the British romance novel by Ian McEwan. (123
mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
Stars: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Brenda Blethyn, Saoirse Ronan

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443.

Dog Day Afternoon (1975)


8.1/10

A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. (125 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen, Sully Boyar

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444.

Hairspray (1988)
6.9/10

A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a
local TV dance show. (92 mins.)
Director: John Waters
Stars: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Deborah Harry

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445.

Dumb & Dumber (1994)


7.3/10

The cross-country adventures of two good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends. (107 mins.)
Director: Peter Farrelly
Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Mike Starr

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446.

High Fidelity (2000)


7.6/10

Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in
progress. (113 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso, Jack Black

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447.

Ten (2002)
7.4/10

Ten sequences examine the emotional lives of women at significant junctures. (94 mins.)
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Stars: Mania Akbari, Amin Maher, Kamran Adl, Roya Akbari

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448.

A History of Violence (2005)


7.5/10

A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake
his family to its very core. (96 mins.)
Director: David Cronenberg
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt

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449.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace(1999)


6.6/10

Two Jedi Knights escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to
the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to reclaim their old glory.(136 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd

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450.

King Kong (2005)


7.3/10

In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious
Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann
Darrow. (187 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

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451.

Speed (1994)
7.2/10

A young cop must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph. (116 mins.)
Director: Jan de Bont
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton

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452.

Unbreakable (2000)
7.2/10

A man learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident. (106 mins.)
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright, Spencer Treat Clark

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453.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)


6.2/10

Famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones is called back into action when he becomes entangled in
a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls. (122 mins.)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, Karen Allen

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454.

The Bourne Supremacy (2004)


7.8/10

When Jason Bourne is framed for a CIA operation gone awry, he is forced to resume his former life as a trained
assassin to survive. (108 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
Stars: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Joan Allen, Brian Cox

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455.

Top Gun (1986)


6.8/10

As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring
young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom. (110 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
Stars: Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer

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456.

28 Days Later... (2002)


7.6/10

Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find
sanctuary.(113 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Alex Palmer

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457.

Full Metal Jacket (1987)


8.3/10

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from
their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue. (116 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin

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458.

Batman (1989)
7.6/10

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal
Joker.(126 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl

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459.

Ikiru (1952)
8.3/10

A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer. (143 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

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460.

Crash (2004)
7.9/10

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption. (112
mins.)
Director: Paul Haggis
Stars: Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton, Karina Arroyave

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461.

Halloween (1978)
7.9/10

On Halloween night of 1963, 6-year old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital
for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill. (91 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

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462.

Dead Man's Shoes (2004)


7.7/10

A disaffected soldier (Considine) returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentallychallenged brother (Kebbell) years ago. (90 mins.)
Director: Shane Meadows
Stars: Paddy Considine, Gary Stretch, Toby Kebbell, Stuart Wolfenden

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463.

Juno (2007)
7.6/10

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn
child. (96 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
Stars: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman

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464.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)


7.4/10

In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to
get married too. (102 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
Stars: Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn

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465.

Twelve Monkeys (1995)


8.1/10

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made
virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet. (129 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
Stars: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Joseph Melito

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466.

Snatch. (2000)
8.3/10

Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and
supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond. (104 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
Stars: Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro, Dennis Farina

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467.

The Deer Hunter (1978)


8.2/10

An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam war impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a
small industrial town in Pennsylvania. (183 mins.)
Director: Michael Cimino
Stars: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage

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468.

The Crow (1994)


7.6/10

A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiance's murder. (102 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
Stars: Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott, Rochelle Davis, Ernie Hudson

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469.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)


7.7/10

An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades. (118
mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
Stars: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Ellen Barkin

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470.

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)


7.9/10

An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office. (100 mins.)
Director: James Foley
Stars: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin

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471.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)


7.8/10

It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there
is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after
Harry. (142 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarn
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Richard Griffiths

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472.

Le Doulos (1962)
7.9/10

Burglar Maurice Faugel has just finished his sentence. He murders Gilbert Vanovre, a receiver, and steals the loot of
a break-in... (108 mins.)
Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Serge Reggiani, Jean Desailly, Ren Lefvre

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473.

Into the Wild (2007)


8.2/10

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions,
gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the
way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life. (148 mins.)
Director: Sean Penn
Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

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474.

Enter the Dragon (1973)


7.7/10

A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover. (102
mins.)
Director: Robert Clouse
Stars: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly, Ahna Capri

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475.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)


7.3/10

Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service, as other friends
and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well. (151 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
Stars: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport

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476.

Santa Sangre (1989)


7.7/10

A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a
child... (123 mins.)
Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Stars: Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell, Thelma Tixou

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477.

Rebel Without a Cause (1955)


7.8/10

A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies. (111 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
Stars: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus

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478.

Flesh (1968)
5.7/10

A man desperate for money and no income, turns prostitute and interplays with a variety of clients and
hustlers. (89 mins.)
Director: Paul Morrissey
Stars: Joe Dallesandro, Geraldine Smith, Patti D'Arbanville, Candy Darling

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479.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)


7.1/10

A clumsy daydreamer gets caught up in a sinister conspiracy.(110 mins.)


Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Boris Karloff, Fay Bainter

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480.

The Son's Room (2001)


7.4/10

A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving
accident. (99 mins.)
Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Nanni Moretti, Laura Morante, Jasmine Trinca, Giuseppe Sanfelice

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481.

Topsy-Turvy (1999)
7.4/10

After Gilbert and Sullivan's latest play is critically panned, the frustrated team threatens to disband until it is
inspired to write the masterpiece "The Mikado." (154 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Dexter Fletcher, Sukie Smith

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482.

Scream (1996)
7.2/10

A group of teens are pitted against a masked murderer that tests their knowledge of horror movies. (111 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich

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483.

The Big Red One (1980)


7.2/10

The story of a sergeant and the inner core members of his unit as they try to serve in and survive World War
II. (113 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
Stars: Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, Bobby Di Cicco

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484.

The Fountain (2006)


7.3/10

As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough
that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi. (96 mins.)
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Sean Patrick Thomas, Ellen Burstyn

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485.

The Wicker Man (1973)


7.7/10

A police sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl whom the townsfolk claim never
existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there. (88 mins.)
Director: Robin Hardy
Stars: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland

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486.

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)


7.8/10

A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building. (115
mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen

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487.

Superbad (2007)
7.6/10

Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a boozesoaked party goes awry. (113 mins.)
Director: Greg Mottola
Stars: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bill Hader

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488.

Princess Mononoke (1997)


8.4/10

On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the
forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. (134 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Yji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

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489.

Brick (2005)
7.4/10

A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of
his ex-girlfriend. (110 mins.)
Director: Rian Johnson
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lukas Haas, Emilie de Ravin, Meagan Good

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490.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)


7.5/10

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, AKA Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is
the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical. (116
mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall

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491.

Ben-Hur (1959)
8.1/10

When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back
for revenge. (212 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet

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492.

Amores Perros (2000)


8.1/10

A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh
realities, all in the name of love. (154 mins.)
Director: Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu
Stars: Emilio Echevarra, Gael Garca Bernal, Goya Toledo, lvaro Guerrero

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493.

In the Company of Men (1997)


7.3/10

Two business executives--one an avowed misogynist, the other recently emotionally wounded by his love interest-set out to exact revenge on the female gender by seeking out the most innocent, uncorrupted girl they can find
and ruining her life. (97 mins.)
Director: Neil Labute
Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Matt Malloy, Stacy Edwards, Michael Martin

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494.

Sideways (2004)
7.6/10

Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment, embark on a week long road trip
through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle. (126 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

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495.

Jailhouse Rock (1957)


6.5/10

After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star. (96 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Vaughn Taylor

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496.

Superman Returns (2006)


6.1/10

Superman reappears after a long absence, but is challenged by an old foe who uses Kryptonian technology for
world domination. (154 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
Stars: Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, James Marsden

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497.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)


7.9/10

Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically skilled,
adolescent nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life. (120 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang

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498.

Back to the Future Part II (1989)


7.8/10

After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985... without
interfering with his first trip. (108 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson

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499.

Saw (2004)
7.7/10

Two men awaken in the secure lair of a killer who forces them to play a deadly game that will determine life or
death. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
Stars: Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover, Ken Leung

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500.

Ocean's Eleven (2001)


7.8/10

Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously. (116 mins.)
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon

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