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Fallen Angels

Hong Kong 1995

DIR Wong Kar-wai

  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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A disillusioned killer embarks on his last hit, but first he has to overcome his affections for his cool, detached partner.

Good Bye Lenin!

Germany 2003

DIR Wolfgang Becker

  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany has disappeared.

Days of Being Wild

Hong Kong 1990

DIR Wong Kar-wai

  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
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Luddy is a devastatingly handsome Hong Kong lothario who seduces and abandons women without guilt. When he sets his sights on a lovely shop girl, he unknowingly sets of a chain of events leading to obsession, self-discovery, and shocking violence.

Arrival of a Train

France 1896

DIR Auguste Lumière & Louis Lumière

  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
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For many, cinema began on December 28, 1895, with the first public projection of short films like Arrival of a Train and The Card Party by Louis and Auguste Lumière.

Alice in Wonderland

United Kingdom 1903

DIR Cecil M. Hepworth & Percy Stow

  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Made just 37 years after the novel’s publication and eight years after the birth of cinema, this ten-minute short is the first film adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.

1984

United States 1983

DIR Ridley Scott

  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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1984 is the American television commercial which introduced the Macintosh personal computer for the first time. It is now considered a “watershed event” and a “masterpiece.”

Fantasmagorie

France 1908

DIR Émile Cohl

  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
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Arguably the first and certainly the most sophisticated cartoon until that time, Emile Cohl’s Fantasmagorie is a dream caught on celluloid.

Excelsior! Prince of Magicians

France 1901

DIR Georges Méliès

  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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A brief cinematic magic show, directed by and starring the incomparable Georges Méliès.

Howl

United States 2010

DIR Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman

  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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Allen Ginsberg: the ultimate poet and counter-culture adventurer of the Beat Generation. In his famously confessional, leave-nothing-out style, he recounts the road trips, love affairs and search for liberation that led to his timeless, electrifying masterpiece “Howl.”

5 Broken Cameras

Palestinian Territory 2011

DIR Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi

  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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A Palestinian journalist buys a camera in 2005 to document the birth of his son, Gibreel. Over the course of the film, he becomes the peaceful archivist of an escalating struggle, as olive trees are bulldozed, lives are lost, cameras are smashed, and a wall is built…

Ashes

Thailand 2012

DIR Apichatpong Weerasethakul

  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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Ashes contemplates love, pleasure, and the destruction of memory. The surroundings of everyday life are shared with extreme intimacy. For Apichatpong, Thailand, while full of beauty, is slowly collapsing into darkness.

Cartoon Factory

United States 1924

DIR Dave Fleischer & Max Fleischer

  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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In 1919, Ko-Ko the Clown first emerged from the inkwell to grapple with his creator, Max Fleischer…

Bad Guy

South Korea 2001

DIR Kim Ki-duk

  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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When a local pimp is publicly humiliated by a college girl, he sets out to control her, and his obsessive desire consumes him…

In Another Country

South Korea 2012

DIR Hong Sang-soo

  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Three very different women named Anne each visit a seaside town in Korea, venturing onto the same beach and stirring up the lives of the locals…

Going Places

France 1974

DIR Bertrand Blier

  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Two whimsical, aimless thugs steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeois characters value: whether it’s cars, peace of mind, or daughters. Marie-Ange, a passive hairdresser, joins them as a lover.

Conversation Piece

Italy 1974

DIR Luchino Visconti

  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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A retired professor lives alone in luxurious Rome apartment, withdrawn from the world and accompanied only by his art. His seemingly peaceful existence is shattered when he’s convinced to rent out space to a group of young lodgers.

Workingman's Death

Germany 2005

DIR Michael Glawogger

  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Workingman’s Death follows the trail of the HEROES in the illegal mines of the Ukraine, sniffs out GHOSTS among the sulfur workers in Indonesia, finds itself face to face with LIONS at a slaughterhouse in Nigeria, mingles with BROTHERS as they cut a huge oil tanker into pieces in Pakistan…

The Idle Class

United States 1921

DIR Charlie Chaplin

  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
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Two men from the opposite ends of the social register find themselves mistaken for one another in this extraordinary short from Chaplin’s golden years.

Sangam

United States 2004

DIR Prashant Bhargava

  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
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Raj and Vivek cross paths on a New York subway train. As each longs for what the other takes for granted, they must confront the currents that bind, divide, and drive them.

Card Party

France 1897

DIR Leopoldo Fregoli

  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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An early short by Lumiere and company, with the frames colored by hand.