12 Angry Men (1957) director: sydney lumet 12 Angry Men is based on a jury s deliberations in a capital murder case.

A 12 year old Latin boy is accused of murdering his father with a knife, and is on the verge of being announced a death sentence, and the jury of 12 members is asked to deliberate on the issue. The case appears to be open-and-shut: The defendant has a weak alibi; a knife he claimed to have lost is found at the murder scene; and several witnesses either heard screaming, saw the killing or the boy fleeing the scene. Eleven of the jurors immediately vote guilty; only one casts a not guilty vote. At first Mr. Davis bases his vote more so for the sake of discussion after all, the jurors must believe beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty. As the deliberations unfold, the story quickly becomes a study of the jurors complex personalities (which range from wise, bright and empathetic to arrogant, prejudiced and merciless), preconceptions, backgrounds and interactions. 12 Monkeys (1995) Director: Terry Gilliam genre: science fiction An unknown and lethal virus has wiped out five billion people in 1996. Only 1% of the population has survived by the year 2035, and is forced to live underground. A convict (James Cole) reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to 1996 to gather information about the origin of the epidemic (who he's told was spread by a mysterious "Army of the Twelve Monkeys") and locate the virus before it mutates so that scientists can study it. Unfortunately Cole is mistakenly sent to 1990, six years earlier than expected, and is arrested and locked up in a mental institution, where he meets Dr. Kathryn Railly, a psychiatrist, and Jeffrey Goines, the insane son of a famous scientist and virus expert. (500) Days of Summer (2009) Director: Marc Webb gnere: rom-com After it looks as if she's left his life for good this time, Tom Hansen reflects back on the just over one year that he knew Summer Finn. Despite being physically average in almost every respect, Summer had always attracted the attention of men, Tom included. For Tom, it was love at first sight when she walked into the greeting card company where he worked, she the new administrative assistant. Soon, Tom knew that Summer was the woman with whom he wanted to spend the rest of his life. Although Summer did not believe in relationships or boyfriends - in her assertion, real life will always ultimately get in the way - Tom and Summer became more than just friends. Through the trials and tribulations of Tom and Summer's so-called relationship, Tom could always count on the advice of his two best friends, McKenzie and Paul. However, it is Tom's adolescent sister, Rachel, who is his voice of reason. After all is said and done, Tom is the one who ultimately has to make the choice to listen or not. A Clockwork Orange (1971) director: Stanley Kubrick Protagonist Alex is an "ultraviolent" youth in futuristic Britain. As with all luck, his eventually runs out and he's arrested and convicted of murder and rape. While in prison, Alex learns of an experimental program in which convicts are programmed to detest violence. If he goes through the program his sentence will be reduced and he will be back on the streets sooner than expected. But Alex's ordeals are far from over once he hits the mean streets of Britain that he had a hand in creating. All About Eve (1950) director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Bette Davis plays Margo Channing, a temperamental Broadway star, who is approached by aspiring actress and fan Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter). At first Eve seems sweet and naive and Margo hires her as a girl Friday. Until we come to know about her real ambition. Amelie (2001) Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet Amélie is looking for love, and perhaps for the meaning of life in general. We see her grow up in an original if slightly dysfunctional family. Now a waitress in central Paris, she interacts curiously with her neighbors and customers, as well as a mysterious Photomaton-image collector and one of his even more mysterious photo subjects. Little by little, Amélie realizes that the way to happiness (and yet more subtle humor) requires her to take her own initiative and reach out to others. American Graffiti (1973) Directed by George Lucas Curt and Steve have gotten into a prestigious college, but Curt is having second thoughts on the night before they're going to leave for the school. That night, Curt searches relentlessly for a spellbinding woman in a white T-Bird while Steve tries to patch things up with his girlfriend after suggesting they date other people while he's away. Their two other friends John and Terry also have a wild night, John when he's forced to chauffer a little girl and Terry when he borrows Steve's car and picks up a girl but then has trouble living up to the expectations set by the car. Angel heart (1987) directed by alan parker Harry Angel has a new case, to find a man called Johnny Favourite. Except things aren't quite that simple, and Johnny doesn't want to be found. Let's just say that, amongst the period detail and beautiful scenery, it all gets really, really nasty. Animal House (1978) Directed by John Landis Faber College has one frat house so disreputable it will take anyone. It has a second one full of white, anglo-saxon, rich young men who are so sanctimonious no one can stand them except Dean Wormer. The dean enlists the help of the second frat to get the boys of Delta House off campus. This film gives high-jinks and fooling around a bad name. The dean's plan comes into play just before the homecoming parade to end all parades for all time. Ballad of a Soldier (1959) directed by Grigori Chukhrai During World War II, 19 year old soldier Alyosha gets a medal as a reward for a heroic act at the front. Instead of this medal he asks for a few days leave to visit his mother and repair the roof of their home. On the train eastwards he meets Shura who is on her way to her aunt. In those few days traveling together they fall in love. Baran(2001) Directed by Majid Majidi Young Lateef works on a construction site in Tehran with some Kurds and a few illegal Afghan workers. When Lateef is given heavier tasks to compensate for new Afghan worker Rahmat, he resents his displacement and treats Rahmat cruelly. After one of his pranks, however, Lateef discovers Rahmat's secret--he is a girl named Baran. Latif's heart softens towards Baran and he shows his new affection for

human clones used to serve in the colonies outside Earth but with fixed life-spans. She's bored but snaps awake when he finds a portal leading inside John Malkovich: for 15 minutes you see. she's more interested in Lotte than in Craig. Jeopardizing social standing and endangering his own well being. a puppeteer. then you fall out by the New Jersey Turnpike. man has developed the technology to create replicants. Eventually she becomes a prostitute. Maxine makes it commercial. and feel whatever JM is doing. erotic fantasies to entertain her sexual desires. JM finds out what's going on and tries to stop it. working in a brothel in the afternoons while remaining chaste in her marriage.her by doing what he can to ease the hardships she suffers at work. but only when Lotte is inside JM. Battleship Potemkin (1925) directed by: sergei Eisenstein Based on the historical events the movie tells the story of a riot at the battleship Potemkin. a cop who specializes in terminating replicants. but cannot bring herself to be physically intimate with him. Not satisfied with the police's pace. Blue Velvet (1987) Directed by David Lynch A man returns to his home town after being away and discovers a severed human ear in a field. She loves her husband dearly. Although married to the slightly askew Lotte. Being John Malkovich (1999) Directed by Spike Jonze Craig. . he is forced to re-enter the force when six replicants escape from an off-world colony to Earth. What started as a protest strike when the crew was given rotten meat for dinner ended in a riot. the father tracks the thief into the kitchen of a brothel. Lateef stops at nothing to save his love. also. Belle De Jour (1967) Directed by Luis Buñuel Severine is a beautiful young woman married to a doctor. The sailors raised the red flag and tried to ignite the revolution in their home port Odessa. The object of his investigation turns out to be a beautiful and mysterious woman involved with a violent and perversely evil man. Blade Runner (1982) Directed by Ridley Scott In a cyberpunk vision of the future. In Los Angeles. takes a filing job in a low-ceilinged office in Manhattan. he and the police detective's daughter carry out their own investigation. only have his precious bicycle stolen the first day on the job. When government inspectors force all Afghans to be fired from the site. the sexually frank Maxine. selling trips for $200. kinky. he hits on a colleague. Meanwhile. She indulges instead in vivid. Lotte discovers others interested in the portal. the boy attempts to relieve himself against a wall. hear. but Craig sees the portal as his road to Maxine and to success as a puppeteer. 2019. Lateef discovers he cannot bear to be without her. Bicycle Thief (1948) directed by Vittorio De Sica A poor young father in postwar-ravaged Rome who finally finds work putting up Rita Hayworth posters around town. In another scene. and his father lets him know they don't have time for that. Deckard is a Blade Runner. Originally in retirement. In a light moment as the father and his young son chase after the thief.

Jill Layton. going back to his hectic life in New York. Brazil (1985) director: Terry gilliam genre: sci-fi/dark comedy Sam Lowry is a harried technocrat in a futuristic society that is needlessly convoluted and inefficient. knowing that there is no money . through towns.Brigadoon. When they finally escape through sheer luck. Over rock. But their friendship is about to be disputed for the first time in their life. Butch has another idea. The citizens go to bed at night and when they wake up. it's 100 years later. They soon learn that the town appears once every 100 years in order to preserve its peace and special beauty. the group is always just behind them. Children of Heaven (1997) directed by Majid Majidi Ali takes his little sister Zahra's shoes to the shoemaker to be repaired. Michael Moore takes on a deeper examination of America's culture of fear. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid (1969) Directed by George Roy Hill Butch and Sundance are the two leaders of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. he learns that the conventional answers of easy availability of guns. He dreams of a life where he can fly away from technology and overpowering bureaucracy. The west is becoming civilized and when Butch and Sundance rob a train once too often. and is torn between staying or. In doing so. "Let's go to Bolivia". bigotry and violence in a nation with widespread gun ownership. With his signature sense of angry humor. The siblings decide to keep the predicament a secret from their parents. Now Holden has to deal with Banky's jealousy. stumble upon a village . and in the evenings they are going out. a special posse begins trailing them no matter where they run. Chasing Amy (1997) Directed by Kevin Smith A pair of comic book painters named Holden McNeil and Banky Edwards. Brigadoon (1954) Directed by Vincente Minnelli Americans Jeff and Tommy. have been best friends since 20 years. Based on the exploits of the historical characters. While trying to rectify the wrongful arrest of one Harry Buttle. activist filmmaker Michael Moore sets out to explore the roots of this bloodshed. across rivers. They spend their time working in their studio. violent national history. and spend eternity with the woman of his dreams. Tommy falls in love with a beautiful young woman. Butch is all ideas.Bowling for Columbine (2002) Directed by Michael Moore The United States of America is notorious for its astronomical number of people killed by firearms for a developed nation without a civil war. as Jeff is encouraging him. hunting in Scotland. who live in New Jersey. In order to arrive at a possible explanation. but loses them on the way home. and with his new girlfriend's very rich past. when a beautiful young lesbian woman named Alyssa Jones enters their life and Holden falls in love with her. Fiona. violent entertainment and even poverty are inadequate to explain this violence when other cultures share those same factors without the equivalent carnage. Lowry meets the woman he is always chasing in his dreams. Sundance is all action and skill. the bureaucracy has fingered him responsible for a rash of terrorist bombings. Meanwhile. and both Sam and Jill's lives are put in danger.

a projectionist at Cinema Paradiso. Chinatown (1974) Directed by Roman Polanski Los Angeles detective Jake Gittes is hired by a woman claiming to be a Mrs.. Under the fatherly influence of Alfredo. This uncomfortable arrangement leads to one adventure after another as they attempt to hide the plan from their parents and teachers. 1970's: Li'l Zé has prospered very well and owns the city. all shot in a breathless kaleidoscope of color and hand-held camera work to create a mesmerizing portrait of Hong Kong in the 1990s. Rocket has watched these two gain power for years. Citizen Kane (1941) Directed by Orson Welles The film is basically about a group of reporters who are trying to decipher the last word ever spoke by Charles Foster Kane. Salvatore fell in love with film making... Chungking Express (1994) directed by Wong Kar-wai Two stories. the real Mrs. 1960's. Gittes pursues the case anyway. the millionaire newspaper tycoon: "Rosebud. two objects of desire: one a big-time heroin dealer in deep trouble with her boss after the cargo disappears. His best friend Bené is the only one to keep him on the good side of sanity. and involving at least one murder. The Tender Trio robs motels and gas trucks.to buy a replacement pair and fearing that they will be punished. the other a seriously flaky take-out waitress who inadvertently gets hold of the keys to her admirer's apartment. Yet he keeps getting swept up in the madness." The film begins with a news reel detailing Kane's life for the masses. 1980's: Things are out of control between the last two remaining gangs. state and municipal corruption.. Nuavo Cinema Paradiso (1988) Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore A boy who grew up in a native Sicilian Village returns home as a famous director after receiving news about the death of an old friend. but the incident leads to one of the most beautiful realization in a film that is ever pictured. two lovelorn cops. land use and real estate. and acquire a new pair of shoes for Zahra. . slowly uncovering a vast conspiracy centering on water management. All he wants to do is take pictures. Mulwray to spy on her husband. They devise a scheme to share Ali's sneakers: Zahra will wear them to school in the morning and hand them off to Ali at midday so he can attend afternoon classes." City of God (2002) Directed by Fernando Meirelles Brazil. with the duo spending many hours discussing about films and Alfredo painstakingly teaching Salvatore the skills that became a stepping stone for the young boy into the world of film making. He causes violence and fear as he wipes out rival gangs without mercy. As the reporters investigate further. Salvatore reminiscences about his childhood and his relationship with Alfredo. and he wants no part of it.too well. Told in a flashback. Zahra sees the shoes on a schoolmate's feet. attend to their schoolwork and errands. and then from there. Mulwray appears in his office threatening to sue if he doesn't drop the case immediately. and follows her home. City of God. Shortly after Gittes is hired. Younger kids watch and learn well. we are shown flashbacks from Kane's life.will it ever end? Welcome to the City of God. the viewers see a display of a fascinating man's rise to fame. and how he eventually fell off the "top of the world.

stuff about her past. whose best attempts to divert disaster depend on placating a drunken Soviet Premier and the former Nazi genius Dr. Peter Sellers portrays the three men who might avert this tragedy: British Group Captain Lionel Mandrake. Dr. he must deal with multiple problems. either with other crash victims or with prostitutes whom they contort into the shape of trapped corpses. Chaos ensues. Air Force General Jack Ripper goes completely and utterly mad. and partly to satisfy some deep personal anger toward Tracy. until a kind lady called Peg discovers Edward and welcomes him into her home.S. a near-complete person. Jim talks popular varsity football player Paul Metzler to run for president as well. has revealed certain. But school civics teacher Jim McAllister has a different plan.Clerks (1994) Directed by Kevin Smith Dante Hicks is a clerk at a local convenience store in New Jersey. Partly to establish a more democratic election. and is always bothering Dante's customers. On one particular Saturday morning.R. but soon things begin to take a change for the worse. is getting married. uh. The scientist.R. a clerk at the video store next door. U.. His friend.S. everyone welcomes Edward into the community. He has a hockey game at 2 o'clock. Strangelove. Will the bombers be stopped in time.S. who bugs him about starting college. Ripper.S.S. The shutters outside won't open. is hit by nuclear weapons. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) Director: stanley kubrick genre: dark comedy U. The U. President Merkin Muffley. the only person with access to the demented Gen. a former TV scientist has become obsessed by the marriage of motor-car technology with what he sees as the raw sexuality of car-crash victims. or will General Jack Ripper succeed in destroying the world ? Edward Scissorhands(1990) Directed by Tim Burton In a castle high on top of a hill lives an inventor's greatest creation . it will trigger a "Doomsday Machine" which will destroy all plant and animal life on Earth. The creator died before he could finish Edward's hands. where the Soviet ambassador tells him that if the U. he gets called in on his day off. president meets with his advisors. Election (1999) Directed by Alexander Payne Tracy Flick is running unopposed for this year's high school student election. instead. sets about performing a series of sexual acts in a variety of motor vehicles. His boss hasn't come in to take his place.. who concludes that "such a device would not be a practical deterrent for reasons which at this moment must be all too obvious". Edward has always lived alone. is even less dedicated to his job than Dante. He suspects that the communists are conspiring to pollute the "precious bodily fluids" of the American people. along with a crash victim he has recently befriended.Edward.S. whom he is still in love with. And the biggest problem of them all: HE'S NOT EVEN SUPPOSED TO BE THERE TODAY!! Can Dante manage it all? Crash (1996) Directed by David Cronenberg Since a road accident left him with serious facial and bodily scarring. At first. His girlfriend.S. Randal. and sends his bomber wing to destroy the U. Once there. Edward is left with metal scissors for hands. His ex-girlfriend. Even Dwarves Started Small (1970) directed by werner Herzog .

even though it's a closely guarded secret among the participants. Forrest Gump is a simple man with little brain activity but good intentions. create the smiley. He doesn't like his work and gets no sense of reward from it. Who has messed up her life. he wins medals. he discovers Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt). meeting informally to fight once a week. His 'mama' teaches him the ways of life and leaves him to choose his destiny. Tyler doesn't put much stock in the materialistic world. engineer food fights and cock fights.A group of dwarfs confined in an institution on a remote island rebel against the guards and director (all dwarfs as well) in a display of mayhem. Jerry. and soon the two become friends and roommates. He can't sleep and feels alienated from the world at large. Forrest Gump (1994) Directed by Robert Zemeckis Forrest. Full Metal Jacket (1987) Directed by Stanley Kubrick . Our Narrator finds that bare-knuckle brawling makes him feel more alive than he has in years. write bumper stickers and songs. As more men join in. The dwarfs gleefully break windows and dishes. Forrest joins the army for service in Vietnam. misfortune. Fight Club (1999) directed by David Fincher In this darkly comic drama. attempting instead to drown his sorrows by putting together the "perfect" apartment. a charming iconoclast who sells soap. Tyler cheerfully challenges his new friend to a fight. inspires people to jog. comes up with a plan to hire someone to kidnap his wife and demand ransom from her wealthy father. abandon a running truck to drive itself in circles. Edward Norton stars as a depressed young man. and he believes that one can learn a great deal through pain. To accomplish this he first has to make a fortune in the rubber business. He struggles through childhood with his best and only friend Jenny. set fire to pots of flowers. finding new friends called Dan and Bubba. who has become a small cog in the world of big business. he's become so desperate to relate to others that he's taken to visiting support groups for patients with terminal diseases so that he'll have people to talk to. torment other blind dwarfs. WILL GO WRONG. creates a famous shrimp fishing fleet. hires a couple of real losers from the frozen northern reaches of Fargo. Fitzcarraldo (1982) directed by werner Herzog Fitzcarradlo is an obsessed opera lover who wants to build an opera in the jungle. Giving a new meaning to Murphhy s Law: EVERYTHING THAT CAN GO WRONG. the "fight club" becomes an underground sensation. to be secretly split between Jerry and the perpetrators. One day on a business flight. and his cunning plan involves hauling an enormous river boat across a small mountain with aid from the local Indians. out of desperation. and chaos. However this is all irrelevant to Forrest who can only think of his childhood sweetheart Jenny. starts a table tennis craze. donating to people and meeting the president several times. Then things begin to slip from bad to worse as Jerry helplessly watches on. who is not the most astute of individuals. kill a large pig. and crucify a monkey. Fargo (1996) Directed by Joel Coen Jerry Lundegaard is in a financial jam and. North Dakota for the job.

Having quarreled with their aunt they leave the city and make their home in an abandoned shelter. and resolve to be more like Watanabe. and Tibbs' being Black is enough reason. Only problem is that Jeffrey's employers refuse to pay him for his last job.. money which is needed to restore Jennie's eyesight. they gradually succumb to hunger and their only entertainment is the light of the fireflies The killer (1989) directed by john woo Jeffrey is an assassin who wishes to leave the business so he can take care of Jennie.A two-segment look at the effect of the military mindset and war itself on Vietnam era Marines. lawman Will Kane is told that a man he sent to prison years before. and spends a night on the town with a novelist. Frank Miller. is returning on the noon train to exact his revenge. Grave of the Fireflies(1988) Director: Isao Takahata genre: anime/drama Setsuko and Seita are brother and sister living in wartime Japan. Li Ying is the determined cop who will stop at nothing to bring him in. In the Heat of the Night (1967) Directed by Norman Jewison Virgil Tibbs is a Philadelphia Homicide detective home to see his mother in the rural south. When his identity is established. but that leaves him unfulfilled. After their mother is killed in an air raid they find a temporary home with relatives. He finds himself unable to talk with his family.. When everything is in short supply. He is arrested on general principles when a rich white man is found dead. the beautiful lounge singer who he inadvertently blinded during a previous assignment. It seems Kane may have to face Miller alone. as well as the rest of Miller's gang. The second half shows one of those recruits.. focusing on the Tet offensive. The first half follows a group of recruits in basic training under the command of the punishing Sgt. After Watanabe's death. and wishes to help him in his quest. Joker. As the two policemen learn how to work together. along with the rest of the office. Hartman. who are waiting for him at the station. Having initially decided to leave with his new spouse. they turn their backs on him. . covering the war as a correspondent for Stars and Stripes. Ikiru (1952) Directed by Akira Kurosawa Kanji Watanabe is a longtime bureaucrat in a city office who. He learns he is dying of cancer and wants to find some meaning in his life. co-workers at his funeral discuss his behavior over the last several months and debate why he suddenly became assertive in his job to promote a city park. when he seeks the help of the townspeople he has protected for so long. but finally decides he can make a difference through his job. While their father's destiny who was a soldier is unknown the two must depend on each other to somehow keep a roof over their heads and food in their stomachs. they begin to make progress on the crime. spends his entire working life doing nothing.. However. Will decides he must go back and face Miller. He next spends time with a young woman from his office. only he realizes that Jeffrey is no ordinary assassin. his boss offers his services to the small town sheriff who has little experience with murder investigations. High Noon (1952) Directed by Fred Zinnemann On the day he gets married and hangs up his badge.

or he'll blow the whistle on Ellie to her father. Nico. Overhearing their neighbors in the next flat plotting to hold up a group of out-of-their-depth drug growers. Kanchenjungha (1962) Directed by Satyajit Ray A family on their last day of the vacation to see the great mountain peak. always dragging along with other idles. Paul is a kind of decadent boy. and despite an exhaustive investigation fueled by public hysteria and outcry. Ray successfully makes the mountain a more important character than any of the actor playing the family members. But how will Paul react to that attempt to build a real love relationship ? One of the major New Wave films. kanchanjangha. while Charles is a plodding. as Renato grows toward . M (1931) Directed by Fritz Lang A psychotic child murderer stalks a city. one of Paul's acquaintances.work reporter Peter Warne. So they decide that the only way to get the police off their backs is to catch the murderer themselves. leaving her to the lustful eyes of the men and the sharp tongues of the women. our heroes decide to stitch up the robbers in turn. Warne doesn't give her any choice: either she sticks with him until he gets her back to her husband.in debt to an East End hard man and his enforcers after a crooked card game. He fell in love with Florence. In a way the confusion really starts when a pair of antique double-barrelled shotguns go missing in a completely different scam.Infernal Affairs (2002) Director: Wai-keung Lau director: thriller/drama/mob It Happened One Night (1934) Directed by Frank Capra Ellie Andrews has just tied the knot with society aviator King Westley when she is whisked away to her father's yacht and out of King's clutches. he is giving them a bad name. Reluctantly she must accept the help of out-of.. During the next few years. silent outsider who's moved to this Sicilian town to be with her husband. Les cousins (1959) Directed by Claude Chabrol Charles is a young provincial coming up to Paris to study law. Either way. Peter gets what (he thinks!) he wants . a really juicy newspaper story.. two things happen to the 12-year-old Renato: he gets his first bike. Malena (2000) Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore On the day in 1940 that Italy enters the war. Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) Directed by Guy Ritchie Four Jack-the-lads find themselves heavily . He promptly goes off to war. Actually. A great character study. But the police crackdown does have one sideaffect. He shares his cousin Paul's flat. Besides.seriously heavily . it makes it nearly impossible for the organized criminal underground to operate.. and he gets his first look at Malèna. a disillusioned pleasure-seeker. the police have been unable to find him. She is a beautiful. Ellie jumps ship and eventually winds up on a bus headed back to her husband. naive and honest man.

Arindam. but together they make a whole. He goes on the air with a wonderfully daffy rant and rave session culminating in his insisting that people go to the windows and yell. Will Renato learn courage from Malèna and stand up for her? Memento (2000) Directed by Christopher Nolan Memento chronicles two separate stories of Leonard. Napoleon's jock uncle who just seems to want to ruin Napoleon's life. and final humiliations. a lovable. the girl who keeps showing up with her crap on the front porch. a number of sub-plots unfold (involving an advertising executive and his wife. Christy matures into a cantankerous writer who uses his only functional limb. On the train. There's Kip.. Eventually. There's Deb. won over by Aditi's naivete. her poverty and search for work. recognizes the intelligence and humanity in the lad everyone else regards as a vegetable. an ex-insurance investigator who can no longer build new memories. and Pedro decides to run for class president. Napoleon's geek brother who's searching for love. a businessman and his family. And then Pedro shows up. unpopular high school age guy who just wants to fit in. Nayak (1966) Directed by Satyajit Ray A matinee idol Arindam Mukherjee (Uttam Kumar) is going by train to collect an acting award. Napoleon Dynamite (2004) Directed by Jared Hess Napoleon Dynamite. As one of the ramifications of this move the news Anchor is fired. who make plans (but don't know how anything works). which is the last thing he remembers. and humans are divided into two groups: the thinkers. starts to disclose his past. My Left Foot (1989) Directed by Jim Sheridan Christy Brown is a spastic quadriplegic born to a large. and he's the only kid in school with a mustache. He's from Mexico. One story line movies forward in time while the other tells the story backwards revealing more each time. the effects of slander on her relationship with her father.manhood. neither group is complete. he watches Malèna suffer and prove her mettle. and the workers.. his left foot. Completely separate. When Napoleon befriends Pedro. Metropolis (1927) Directed by Fritz Lang It is the future. to write with. He sees her loneliness. his fears and his secrets. Napoleon gets his chance to show his stuff and prove that he's got nothing to prove. then grief when Nico is reported dead. Mrs Brown. The new kid in town. "I'm mad . he is confronted by a journalist Aditi (Sharmila Tagore) who somewhat unwillingly starts to take his interview. Network (1976) Directed by Sidney Lumet A fourth network is struggling for ratings and turns it's News division over to the entertainment division. a silent swami and a cranky old man) to reveal the hypocrisies and frailties of the society. On a parallel track. who achieve goals (but don't have the vision). he has an awesome bike. There's Rico. poor Irish family. His mother. as he attempts to find the murderer of his wife. One man from the "thinkers" dares visit the underground where the workers toil. and is astonished by what he sees.

But as innocence fades. is sent along with her pregnant mother to live with her new stepfather. she will never prove herself to be the true princess and will never see her real father. she meets a fairy who takes her to an old faun in the center of the labyrinth. Here they have loving parents. If she fails. they integrate themselves into this "backwards" society and slowly bring some color to this black and white world. while dining at a coffee shop. Vincent and Jules. begins the real movie. The most recent of his lands him into the jail. but by who? The prime suspect. in her honor. Mrs. befriends her and offers to go after the real killer. but not before getting his dead father's lucky golden watch. two hit men working for mob kingpin Marcellus Wallace. He is accompanied by Harmonica on his quest to get even. One Flew over the cuckoo s nest (1975) directed by Milo Forman Jack Nicholson performing as McMurphy has in his name many assault convictions. a ruthless captain of the Spanish army. She arrives to find her new husband and family slaughtered. but must prove her royalty by surviving three gruesome tasks. He tells her she's a princess. are sent to retrieve a very special and very mysterious briefcase for their boss. Once upon a time in the west (1968) directed by Sergio Leone Story of a young woman. and his insane point of views actually starts making progress in many of the patients. and an overwhelming amount of innocence and naiveté. Wallace a good time while her husband is out. Vincent later must also show Mrs. Pleasentville (1998) Directed by Gary Ross A brother and sister from the 1990s are sucked into their television set and suddenly find themselves trapped in a 1950s style television show. . assassin gang leader Frank. Not sure how to get home.as hell. who moves from New Orleans to frontier Utah. but instead. Butch Coolidge is an aging prizefighter who is being paid to "take a dive". He becomes successful in his efforts and gets transferred to a mental asylum. and tries to flee town. fascinated with fairy-tales. He is confronted with a hostile nurse who is behind him at his every move. Get-rich-quick subplots and intricate character histories intertwine with such artistic flair that this could in fact be the movie-to-end-all-movies. but in fact was 15. and I'm not going to take it anymore. Once inside. He is now convicted of rape of his own girlfriend. These four seemingly unrelated stories are interwoven together in a non-linear fashion. Pulp fiction (1994) Directed by Quentin Tarantino Pumpkin and Honey Bunny are two thieves who. accidentally kills him opponent. the two teens begin to wonder if their 90s outlook is really to be preferred. on the very edge of the American West." His ravings make him an Icon as the need to sell begins to overwhelm everyone touched by the network. During the night. McBain. decide that the best thing to do is to rob it. the king. after he finds out that she lied about her being 18. coffee-lover Cheyenne. a girl. Pan's Labyrinth (2006) directed by Guillermo del Toro In 1944 fascist Spain. again. Inside jail he starts acting crazy and starts convincing the guards that he has become mad and was in need of psychiatric care. old fashioned values.

He's been on his own long enough to know how to work people and situations. the drugs are very easily obtained and keep each main character in its cycle of dependence. they are given false names with an intention that they won't get too close and concentrate on the job instead. He kidnaps Raymond from his residential home but then finds that Raymond will only fly Qantas. Meanwhile his widowed mother is obsessed with the glamor of television and eventually finds her way to a dietitian who pushes her into the cycle of drug induced enslavement. nineteen year old Songlian is forced to marry Chen Zuoqian. They are completely sure that the robbery is going to be a success. However.000 jobs. are hired by a crime boss Joe Cabot to carry out a diamond robbery. a previously unknown brother. who are strangers to each other. and diet pills (speed). Michigan. panic spreads amongst the group members and one of them is killed in the subsequent shootout along with a few policemen and civilians. Raymond is autistic. Roger and Me (1989) Directed by Michael Moore A documentary about the closure of General Motors' plant at Flint. The two begin a long road trip that will lead them to an understanding of each other. After her father's death. The competition between the wives is tough. Rashomon (1950) Directed by Akira Kurosawa . He's left him a now antique convertible and something more important. Taking place in Brooklyn amidst the waning Coney Island. Fifty year old Chen has already three wives. When the remaining people assemble at the premeditated rendezvous point (a warehouse). status and privilege. which resulted in the loss of 30. as their master's attention carries power.." with help from his cocaine crazed girlfriend Marion and his long time friend Tyrone. Requiem For A Dream (2000) Directed by Darren Aronofsky Requiem for a Dream exposes four paralleled individuals and their menacing addiction to heroin. they begin to suspect that one of them is an undercover cop. but is able to calculate complicated mathematical problems in his head with great speed and accuracy. cocaine. things get out of hand. But when the police show up right at the time and the site of the robbery.Rainman (1988) Directed by Barry Levinson Charley is a hustler. the lord of a powerful family. Reservoir dogs (1992) Directed by Quentin Tarantino Six criminals.. Right at the outset. Charley is enraged by what has happened and by his father keeping Raymond's existence from him for his entire life. Raymond. The protagonist Harry Goldfarb is your typical heroin junky with an ambitious plan of "Getting off hard knocks. Each night Chen must decide with which wife to spend the night and a red lantern is lit in front of the house of his choice. He finds that the father who threw him out as a teen ager has died. And each wife schemes and plots to make sure it's hers. Raise The Red Lantern (1991) Zhang Yimou China in the 1920's. each of them living in separate houses within the great castle. Details the attempts of filmmaker Michael Moore to get an interview with GM CEO Roger Smith.

. He gets thrown into Shawshank for a life term.and even some of the servants are involved in tangled relationships. their cordial greetings hide their real feelings. The sin of Gluttony comes first and the murderer's terrible capacity is graphically demonstrated in the dark and subdued tones characteristic of film noir. The film follows the events between a woman. Mani. The seasoned and cultured Sommerset researches the Seven Deadly Sins in an effort to understand the killer's modus operandi while green Detective Mills scoffs at his efforts to get inside the mind of a killer. which he did not commit. but his story and the wife's are so completely different that a psychic is brought in to allow the murdered man to give his own testimony. André seeks help from his old friend Octave. an escape which almost takes a quarter of his life. Does he escape? Sin city (2005) Directed by Frank Miller. The story continues and shows us how he plans along with Red. He tells yet another completely different story. Meanwhile.In 12th century Japan. and her boyfriend. He is in love with Christine. The movie highlights the persistence and patience that is required in a person. who gets André an invitation to the country home where Robert and Christine are hosting a large hunting party. a samurai and his wife are attacked by the notorious bandit Tajomaru. It takes you on three different journeys with Lola. showing you what would happen in each. Andy (Tim Robbins) goes through all kinds of torture within the prison. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) directed by Frank Darabont a movie about a banker who gets jailed upon the murder of his wife. The first story (The Customer is always right) is short.. and is based on the depression of women that they need to pay a man . all he can say to them is how miserable he is that the woman he loves did not come to meet him. who she desperately tries to save from death by helping him obtain a huge amount of money he carelessly lost. As the guests arrive for the party. a woodcutter who found the body reveals that he saw the whole thing. and all the "what if's" that provide the foundations for each outcome. Lola. but when he is greeted by an admiring crowd. Robert Rodriguez "Sin City" is four stories inter-weaved telling tales of corruption in Basin City. Finally. Here he comes across Red (Morgan Freeman) and develops a bond of friendship. but he is trying to break it off. and the samurai ends up dead. the wife of aristocrat Robert de la Cheyniest. Tajomaru is captured shortly afterward and is put on trial. The movie takes us from the tortured remains of one victim to the next as the sociopathic "John Doe" sermonizes to Detectives Sommerset and Mills -. all controlled by fate. and his version is again completely different from the others. Se7en (1995) directed by David Fincher A film about two homicide detectives' desperate hunt for a serial killer who justifies his crimes as absolution for the world's ignorance of the Seven Deadly Sins. Run Lola Run (1998) directed by Tom Tykwer The film explores the events that fate alone controls and displays the constant "what if's" that occur every moment and that can easily change the happenings of the next. Rules of the Game (1939) directed by Jean Renoir Aviator André Jurieux has just completed a record-setting flight. Robert himself is involved in an affair with Geneviève de Marras. and yet importantly retains the hope that one day he ll be out as a free man.one sin at a time. along with their secrets .

Fat Kill) stars a man who must dispatch a cop's body. he takes two people into the Zone: a popular writer who is burned out. they are lead them to a mysterious town filled with restaurants that have all kinds of delicious food on display. Norma proposes Joe to move to the mansion and help her in writing a screenplay for her comeback to the cinema. the obscure screenplay writer Joe Gillis is not able to sell his work to the studios. In the deserted Zone. a man rises in the dead of night: he's a stalker. where a young boy warns her to leave before nightfall. Over his wife's numerous objections. the rules seem to change and the stalker faces a crisis. and she comes across a building of titanic size. Straw Dogs (1971) Directed by Sam Peckinpah Dustin Hoffman plays a regular American mathematician. the town begins to fill up with the gods of Japan's mythology. He is made fun of and then his wife is raped. one of a handful who have the mental gifts (and who risk imprisonment) to lead people into the Zone to the Room. He meets the owner and former silent-movie star Norma Desmond. Haku. but it will be a tough ride to do it. and find her way home. Chihiro and her parents take a wrong turn down a mysterious wooded path. works in the building. who was his director and husband in the past and still loves her. .to feel loved when they commit suicide. The stalker (1979) directed by Andrei Tarkovsky Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone. and questioning his genius. who gets into some trouble with local bullies. find a way to save her parents from a dinner platter. is full of debts and is thinking in returning to his hometown to work in an office. an alien place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers. he has a flat tire and parks his car in a decadent mansion in Sunset Boulevard. assuming they will pay the restaurant upon their return. and a quiet scientist more concerned about his knapsack than the journey. When they attack his home. and a short story that ends Sin City. and is protected and isolated from the world by Max. While trying to escape from his creditors. His outbreak of violence is extreme. They come across an ominous-looking tunnel of which only Chihiro is scared. Following that are two conclusions to Sin City. Spirited Away (2001) Directed By Hayao Miyazaki While moving to a new home in Japan. the ending of "That Yellow Bastard" which is set 8 years later. who lives alone with her butler and driver Max von Mayerling. As they draw near. as the sun sets. cynical. Norma is demented and believes she will return to the cinema industry. He helps Chihiro find work in this new world. The fourth story (The Big. The young boy. Sunset Boulevard (1950) directed and co-written by Billy Wilder In Hollywood of the 50's. Going through the tunnel. the approach to the Room must be indirect. That night. Chihiro's parents quickly sit down and start gorging themselves. and Chihiro returns to find her parents mysteriously turned into pigs. a place where one's secret hopes come true. and the small-time writer becomes her lover and gigolo. The third story (The Hard Goodbye) features a man taking revenge on a heartless killer who murdered his one-night stand. However. he fights back. Chihiro's doubt of this strange town leads her to wander off. which is a bathhouse for 8 Million gods. The next story is Part 1 of "That Yellow Bastard" about a cop who needs to save a young girl from being raped.

" One night. Lydia. a nerd. it's inevitable that some frictions and shenanigans develop. There's a jock.. Taxi Driver (1976) Directed By Martin Scorsesse Vietnam vet Travis Bickle is 26. the titular "Big" Lebowski). a princess. and that's when the plot takes off. First he wants to persuade a young soldier who does not say much. Alicia.Talk To Her (2002) director Pedro Almodóvar After a chance encounter at a theater. also named Jeffrey Lebowski (David Huddleston. he buys four handguns and sets out to assassinate the Senator. Especially when the principal leaves the room. and five students have weekend detention. has been gored and is in a coma. Bunny (Tara Reid). it is well paid. It so happens that Benigno is looking after another woman in a coma. feels more and more uncomfortable and then runs away. sit in the school library. It is an easy job. where he wants to find somebody to bury him. two men. His touching attempts to woo Betsy. but he always goes by "The Dude. present and future. He tells him a joke about some ill-feeling Kurd to make Badii change his attitude. who gives a lecture about suicide and guilt but does not help either. He even fails in his attempt to persuade child prostitute Iris to desert her pimp and return to her parents and school. Driven to the edge by powerlessness. Marco's girlfriend and a bullfighter by profession. a loner in the mean streets of New York City. but who tries to persuade Badii that it is not a good thing to do. The Breakfast Club (1985) Directed by John Hughes It's the weekend. In solving his insomnia by driving a yellow cab on the night shift. Not much in common. The second man he talks to is a seminarist. a Senator s campaign worker. after he has killed himself. He is going to Teheran. Being from such widely different backgrounds and having such completely different personalities. mistaking him for a local millionaire. just shovel some earth on him. a pair of thugs break into his house and pee on his rug. slipping slowly into isolation and violent misanthropy. The Crying Game (1992) Directed by Neil Jordan . heading for the infamy of a lone crazed gunman The Big Lebowskyi(1998) Directed by Joel Coen Jeff Bridges stars as a lazy and useless slacker named Jeffrey Lebowski. turn sour when he takes her to a porn movie on their first date. meet at a private clinic where Benigno works. and says the taste of the cherry kept him from suicide once. dragging all of them towards an unsuspected destiny. and besides. and a lout. he grows increasingly disgusted by the low-lifes that hang out at night: Someday a real rain will come and wash all the scum off the streets. Benigno and Marco. Lebowski ends up recruiting the Dude to help in the negotiations for his kidnapped wife. The lives of the four characters will flow in all directions. except for having to give up their day. a young ballet student. The third guy is an old teacher. a misfit. Taste of Cherry (1997) Directed by Abbas Kiarostami The Taste of The Cherry is the story of the last day in the life of Mister Badii. past. who will do the job. and write an essay for the principal.

To drum up interest. But there are some things about Dil that Fergus doesn't know. runs his home near Salzburg like the ship he once commanded. Fergus escapes and heads to London. another IRA member. something they hadn't planned and aren't sure they can deliver. It becomes clear that . The happy ever after part is threatened when Austria's new German rulers want the baron back in military service. they boast they'll go 'the full monty' (a phrase meaning 'all the way' . Of course. a widower. the baron hosts a party to introduce his new fiance. Truman decides to follow his discovery no matter how hard and how much it pains him.An unlikely kind of friendship develops between Fergus. As none of them is guilty. On their way they pick up four other unlikely candidates and begin practicing for the big night. being watched by millions. once the "City of Steel". a likeable young man who's in love with a woman he has never met and whose name he doesn't even know (their "romance" has been conducted through a post office box). Their romps through the hills inspire all to sing and to find joy in the smallest things -. home of a massive steel industry and jobs aplenty. However. the sparks begin to fly: she and Alfred can't stand each other. The operation goes well. five conmen are arrested and brought together for questioning. The Usual Suspect (1995) Directed by Bryan Singer Following a truck hijack in New York. he has a nice wife and many friends. Two unemployed friends stumble upon a Chippendales-like show that's very popular with the local women. When the hostage-taking ends up going horribly wrong. and Jody.nude). Today with the industry in decline and the steelworks closed down there is widespread unemployment and despair. who knows nothing about Fergus' IRA background. Truman finds his life is getting very repetitive. She marries the baron. The Full Monty (1997) Directed By Peter Cattaneo The setting is Sheffield England. Among the staff is Alfred Kralik. they plan a revenge operation against the police. The Truman Show (1998) Directed by Peter Weir Truman Burbank is happy with his life. where he seeks out Jody's lover. They have their doubts but are determined to give it a shot. He is a successful business man. Maria knows then she does not want to be a nun. what neither knows is that Klara is the woman Alfred has been romancing through the mail! The Sound Of Music (1965) Directed by Robert Wise Baron Von Trapp. a kidnapped British soldier lured into an IRA trap by Jude. With a renewed zest for life. He also starts seeing Dil. but they can't dance and aren't what most would call good physical specimens. a hairdresser named Dil. either. and that his world is limited in a small Hollywood film set. an Irish Republican Army volunteer.like raindrops on window panes. but then the influence of a legendary mastermind criminal called Keyser Söze is felt. Eventually they decide they too would like to give it a go. When Klara Novak comes to work as a clerk in the shop. That changes when Maria arrives from the convent to be the new governess of his seven children. Actually every moment of his life is being filmed. Fergus adopts the name "Jimmy" and gets a job as a day laborer. The Shop Around The Corner (1940) Directed by Ernst Lubitsch "Matuschek's" is the gift shop around the corner.

and a man's hand has a hole in the palm from which ants emerge. psycho Begbie. Garth. Rabelaisian trip through the darkest recesses of Edinburgh low-life. freeform. The end shootout combines a baby carriage and stairs with a nod to Eisenstein's The Battleship Potemkin Wayne's World (1992) Directed by Penelope Spheeris Wayne is still living at home. This fictionalized account of the arrest of Al Capone is heavy on style and gunfire. Dorsey loses himself in this woman role and essentially becomes Dorothy Michaels. and lands the part in a daytime drama. however. a man drags two grand pianos containing dead and rotting donkeys and live priests. Trainspotting (1996) Directed by Danny Boyle A wild.each one of them has wronged Söze at some point and must pay back now. In order to find work and fund his friend's play he dresses as a woman. and how the latter affects his relationship with family and friends: Sean Connery wannabe Sick Boy. abusing and loving each other. a small cloud formation obscures the moon. The payback job leaves 27 men dead in a boat explosion. and clean-cut athlete Tommy. 14-year-old girlfriend Diane. who's never touched drugs but can't help being curious about them. knowing that Ben Oliver. lands Dorsey in a hot spot between a female friend/'lover. and a male co-star who yearns for his affection. This newfound role. berating. but he does have his own public access TV show. focusing on Mark Renton and his attempt to give up his heroin habit. Whose Afraid of Virginia Wolf? (1966) Directed by Mike Nichols Psychological realism and foul language: George and Martha are as far from the bourgeois 1950s perfect married couple as you can get. Dorothy Michaels. a cow's eye is slit open. a woman pokes at a severed hand in the street with his cane. but the real question arises now: Who actually is Keyser Söze? Tootsie (1982) Directed by Sydney Pollack Michael Dorsey is an unemployed actor with an impossible reputation. alternatively badgering. captivating women all around the city and inspiring them to break free from the control of men and become more like Dorsey's initial identity. both . that co-star's father who falls in love with him. He has a world class collection of name tags from jobs he's tried. the sleazy advertising guy who is ruining their show will probably take her away from him if they fail. The Untouchables (1987) Directed by Brian De Palma Federal agent Elliot Ness assembles a personal team of mob fighters to bring Chicago crime boss Al Capone to justice using unconventional means during the mob wars of the 1920s. Wayne falls for a bass guitarist and uses his and Garth's Video contacts to help her career along. to do their show professionally and Wayne & Garth find that it is no longer the same. A local station decides to hire him and his sidekick. dimbulb Spud.' a female co-star he falls in love with. Un Chien Andalou (1929) Directed by Luis Buñuel Un Chien Andalou consists of seventeen minutes of bizarre and surreal images that may or may not mean anything. A straight razor seems to be placed by a woman's eye.

by day's end. machine guns and automobiles mix with horses and winchesters in this ultraviolent western. he's Joel. devoid of real meaning or value. frontier face the march of progress. they nevertheless give their help and comfort to all the lonely and depressed souls they meet. When a liberal politician is murdered in an attack during a peace demonstration. impulsively. the vulgar and the poetic. and that a purely spiritual experience is not enough to satisfy anyone. where the emotional brutalizing fill an unspeakable void at their center. Our seeing how the lacunae came to be and their discovery of the memory loss take the rest of the film. After. Finally. he finds himself repeatedly affected by intrusive dreams and hallucinations that expose his darkest fears. the right wing established figures in the military and the police try and hide not only their parts in it. He also discovers that he is not alone in making this cross over. he likes her. Invisible to humans. Z (1969) Directed by Costa-Gavras Costa-Gavras chronicles the overthrow of the democratic government in Greece. As he travels to Lund to receive an honorary award after 50 years of medical practice. Combines the banal. He meets a circus acrobat and finds in her the fulfillment of all his mortal desires.alone and accompanied by the naive young married couple that have come over for a nightcap. The fun and games in which George and Martha involve Nick and Honey are a lacerating look at the older couple's existence. one of the angels becomes unhappy with his immortal state and wishes to become human in order to experience the joys of everyday life. The Wild Bunch (1969) Directed by Sam Peckinpah Outlaws on the Mexican-U. heading instead to the shore. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Directed by Michel Gondry A man awakes disheveled. they have a history neither remembers. but try to cover up the murder as well. after many centuries. He slowly comes to realize that the choices he made in the past have created a cold and empty life. No one is innocent in this gritty tale of desperation against changing times. she asks to sleep at his place. army train. it is told as a combination mystery and thriller. The next night she takes him to the frozen Charles River. he skips work. The magistrate must act as a detective in order to go through the cover up. While historically accurate.S. chats him up: she's Clementine. Wings of Desire (1987) Wim Wenders The film centers around the story of two angels wandering in a mixture of post-war and modern Berlin. as he drops her off. Strange things occur: their meeting was not entirely chance. Wild Straeberries (1957) directed by Ingmar Bergman Explores the disillusionment of an elderly physician. Finally. and a troubling preview of what the younger couple's life could become. Pump shotguns. shy and sad.S. . and she runs up to get her toothbrush. hair dyed blue. the Mexican army and a gang of bounty hunters led by a former member while they plan a robbery of a U. Professor Isak Borg. as he reflects upon his life and begins to perceive his mortality. On this chilly February day. he achieves redemption and reintegration through forgiveness and the love of his family. a woman in orange.

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