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Paris, Texas

Paris, Texas

West Germany 1984

DIR Wim Wenders

  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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A man walks out of the desert with no memories of his past life and it is only with the help of his brother that he realises that he walked out on his wife and young son four years before.

The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line

United States 1998

DIR Terrence Malick

  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Terrence Malick’s visionary adaptation of James Jones’s 1962 novel about the World War II battle for Guadalcanal is one of the most deeply philosophical films ever released by a major Hollywood studio, a thought-provoking meditation on man, nature, and violence.

Jaws

Jaws

United States 1975

DIR Steven Spielberg

  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again.

The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man

United States 1980

DIR David Lynch

  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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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.

The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator

United States 1940

DIR Charlie Chaplin

  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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A satire of fascism with Charlie Chaplin playing not one, but two roles: the cruel yet clownish “Tomainian” dictator, and the kindly Jewish barber who is mistaken for him.

Monty Python's Life of Brian

Monty Python's Life of Brian

United Kingdom 1979

DIR Terry Jones

  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Blind faith, virgin birth, crucifixion—nothing is sacred in Monty Python’s epic send-up of ancient times, which draws on the cornball biblical blockbusters of the 1950s to lampoon celebrity culture in any era.

Jules and Jim

Jules and Jim

France 1962

DIR François Truffaut

  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Hailed as one of the finest films ever made, legendary director François Truffaut’s early masterpiece Jules and Jim charts the relationship between two friends and the object of their mutual obsession over the course of twenty-five years.

The Mirror

The Mirror

Soviet Union 1975

DIR Andrei Tarkovsky

  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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A man in his forties is going to die and remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments but things that also tell the story of all the Russian nation…

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

United Kingdom 1962

DIR David Lean

  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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A British military officer enlists the Arabs for desert warfare in World War I.

Blow-Up

Blow-Up

United Kingdom 1966

DIR Michelangelo Antonioni

  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
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A London fashion photographer, out on a stroll, takes some casual shots of people in a park. When he blows up his prints he realizes he’s stumbled upon a murder. He begins to pursue the intriguing mystery that haunts him, with answers and the truth just out of reach…

Pierrot le fou

Pierrot le fou

France 1965

DIR Jean-Luc Godard

  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Dissatisfied in marriage and life, Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo) takes to the road with the babysitter, his ex-lover Marianne Renoir (Anna Karina), and leaves the bourgeoisie behind in Pierrot le fou, one of the high points of the French New Wave.

Days of Heaven

Days of Heaven

United States 1978

DIR Terrence Malick

  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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One-of-a-kind filmmaker-philosopher Terrence Malick has created some of the most visually arresting movies of the twentieth century, and his glorious period tragedy Days of Heaven, featuring Oscar-winning cinematography by Nestor Almendros, stands out among them.

Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Aguirre, the Wrath of God

West Germany 1972

DIR Werner Herzog

  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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A band of ruthless conquistadors venture up a river in sixteenth century South America in search of fortune only to find that the journey rapidly becomes more perilous. Morale and feelings of loyalty to Spain deteriorate, and power struggles ensue…

Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil

United States 1958

DIR Orson Welles

  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in Mexican border town.

Nosferatu

Nosferatu

Germany 1922

DIR F.W. Murnau

  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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An (unauthorized) adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Nosferatu tells the story of the frightening Count Orlok—he of the long, spindly fingers—who descends from the mountains like a plague onto a small German village…

Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

United States 1944

DIR Billy Wilder

  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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An insurance agent (Fred MacMurray) and the wife (Barbara Stanwyck) of an oilman begin an illicit affair and then fraudulently sell the oilman an accidental death insurance policy so that they can kill him and collect the insurance money.

Three Colors: Red

Three Colors: Red

France 1994

DIR Krzysztof Kieślowski

  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Irene Jacob stars as a sweet-souled yet somber runway model in Geneva whose life intersects with a bitter retired judge, played by Jean‑Louis Trintignant.

Adaptation.

Adaptation.

United States 2002

DIR Spike Jonze

  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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A lovelorn screenwriter turns to his less talented twin brother for help when his efforts to adapt a non-fiction book go nowhere.

The Birds

The Birds

United States 1963

DIR Alfred Hitchcock

  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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When wealthly Melanie Daniels delivers a pair of love birds to a home in Bodega Bay on the Californian coast, she plays a central role in the town’s defense against an inexplicable and savage attack by flocks of wild birds.

The Conversation

The Conversation

United States 1974

DIR Francis Ford Coppola

  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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A paranoid and secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered.