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Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

United States 1959

DIR Billy Wilder

  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

Barry Lyndon

Barry Lyndon

United Kingdom 1975

DIR Stanley Kubrick

  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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A gentlemanly rogue travels the battlefields and parlors of 18th century Europe determined to make for himself the life of a nobleman through seducing, gambling and fighting his way up the social ladder.

Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain

United States 1952

DIR Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly

  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound in this glorious Golden era Hollywood musical, starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds and Rita Moreno.

The Passion of Joan of Arc

The Passion of Joan of Arc

France 1928

DIR Carl Theodor Dreyer

  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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With its stunning camerawork and striking compositions, Carl Th. Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc convinced the world that movies could be art. Renée Falconetti gives one of the greatest performances ever recorded on film, as the young maiden who died for God and France.

Three Colors: Blue

Three Colors: Blue

France 1993

DIR Krzysztof Kieślowski

  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Julie loses her composer husband and their child in a car crash and, though devastated, she tries to make a new start, away from her country house and a would-be lover. But she is haunted by the music that still surrounds her and by new revelations about her husband’s life.

Eraserhead

Eraserhead

United States 1977

DIR David Lynch

  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
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Shot in dilapidated industrial settings, seething with rumbles and hisses, peopled with disfigured and eccentric characters and featuring a famously indefinable creature described as a premature baby, Eraserhead propels viewers into a shocking, black & white dreamscape.

Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands

United States 1990

DIR Tim Burton

  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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An uncommonly gentle young man, who happens to have scissors for hands, falls in love with a beautiful teenage girl.

Un chien andalou

Un chien andalou

France 1929

DIR Luis Buñuel

  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Fledging director Luis Buñuel and painter Salvador Dali created this ultimate surrealist film, which is essentially a barrage of striking and irrational images designed to provoke.

Wings of Desire

Wings of Desire

West Germany 1987

DIR Wim Wenders

  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Damiel is an angel perched high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts—fears, hopes, and dreams—of all the people living below. But when he falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist, he is willing to give up his immortality to return to earth to be with her…

Eyes Wide Shut

Eyes Wide Shut

United Kingdom 1999

DIR Stanley Kubrick

  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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A doctor becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter, after his wife admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met and chastising him for dishonesty in not admitting to his own fantasies.

The Lives of Others

The Lives of Others

Germany 2006

DIR Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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In 1984, Communist East Germany, every kind of human action is strictly controlled and monitored by the government. Captain Gerd Wiesler is one of the top agents of the state police, and for his next mission he must spy on a playwright who may be a threat to the government…

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

United States 1998

DIR Terry Gilliam

  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Director Terry Gilliam and an all-star cast (headlined by Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro) show no mercy in bringing Dr. Hunter S. Thompson’s legendary Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas to the screen, creating a film both hilarious and savage.

Dancer in the Dark

Dancer in the Dark

Denmark 2000

DIR Lars von Trier

  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
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A Czech immigrant (played by Björk who won the Best Actress prize at Cannes for her devastating performance) copes with her encroaching blindness by escaping into musical fantasies.

Black Swan

Black Swan

United States 2010

DIR Darren Aronofsky

  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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A psychological thriller set in the world of the New York City ballet, Darren Aronofsky’s stunningly operatic film stars Natalie Portman as a rising ballet star pushing her body and soul to the limit after being cast as the lead in a new, cutting-edge version of Swan Lake.

The Departed

The Departed

United States 2006

DIR Martin Scorsese

  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Two men from opposite sides of the law are undercover within the Massachusetts State Police, but violence and bloodshed boil when discoveries are made…

Ran

Ran

Japan 1985

DIR Akira Kurosawa

  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare’s King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa’s late-life masterpiece, a profound examination of the folly of war.

The Pianist

The Pianist

Germany 2002

DIR Roman Polanski

  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
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A brilliant Polish pianist, a Jew, is confined in the Warsaw ghetto where he experiences suffering and humiliation. He escapes deportation and hides in the ruins of the city. A German officer comes to his aid and helps him to survive. Winner of the 2002 Palme d’Or.

Amadeus

Amadeus

United States 1984

DIR Miloš Forman

  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
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The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his rival—now in an insane asylum. Winner of 8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director and Actor.

Boogie Nights

Boogie Nights

United States 1997

DIR Paul Thomas Anderson

  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Idealistic producer Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds) has always dreamed of elevating his films into an art form. When he discovers young actor Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg), Jack begins to turn his dreams into reality…

The Night of the Hunter

The Night of the Hunter

United States 1955

DIR Charles Laughton

  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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The Night of the Hunter is truly a standalone masterwork. Graced by images of eerie beauty and a sneaky sense of humor, this ethereal, expressionistic American classic is cinema’s quirkiest rendering of the battle between good and evil.