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1.
The Fall (2006)
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In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances. (117 mins.)
Director: Tarsem
“ Most visually astonishing movie ever! breathtaking! it's a new experience! director and actors outstanding!!

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new experience
scenery
direction
actors
fantasy
soundtrack ” - Jessica Meyer
 
2.
Donnie Darko (2001)
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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
“ so clever ;) it really messes with your mind! beautifully acted and directed! you can also say it's a new experience!

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new experience
mind bending
sci-fi
actors
director
soundtrack ” - Jessica Meyer
 
3.
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
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The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep. (102 mins.)
“ a really heavy movie! makes you feel sick! beautifully directed and acted! amazing soundtrack!! same here, it's a new experience!

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new experience
evoked emotions
direction
actors
soundtrack ” - Jessica Meyer
 
4.
Alice (2009 Mini-Series)
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Everything you know about Alice's adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day miniseries event. Stars Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton and Tim Curry. (240 mins.)
“ very different. GREAT fantasy movie! astonishing performance of Hatter! great ending! leaves you grinning!

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trust tension
sci-fi adventure
fantasy
actors
ending ” - Jessica Meyer
 
5.
Possession (2008)
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A woman's life is thrown into chaos after a freak car accident sends her husband and brother-in-law into comas. Thrills arrive after the brother-in-law wakes up, thinking he's his brother. (85 mins.)
“ perfect with the alternate ending! Lee Pace did and amazing job making you think there's two actors playing his roles.

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trust tension
actor
alternate ending
soundtrack ” - Jessica Meyer
 
6.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
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A young fugitive prince and princess must stop a villain who unknowingly threatens to destroy the world with a special dagger that enables the magic sand inside to reverse time. (116 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
“ great combination of adventure and romance. lots of action, funny moments and a perfect soundtrack. makes you feel excited! perfect ending btw.

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soundtrack
action sequences
actors
romance
ending ” - Jessica Meyer
 
7.
Avatar (2009)
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A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. (162 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ amazing fantasy! fantastic 3D! totally a new experience! =D

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new experience
3D
sci-fi adventure
fantasy
scenery ” - Jessica Meyer
 
8.
High Speed (2002)
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For young Raf, who lives in a shabby suburb of London with his unemployed and permanently drunk father Mario... (108 mins.)
Director: Jeff Jensen
“ a life lesson movie! it can change your life if you're in the mood for it ;)

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life lesson
actors ” - Jessica Meyer
 
9.
Caffeine (2006)
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A fanciful battle of the sexes ensues when the relationships of the staff and patrons of a quirky London... (92 mins.)
Director: John Cosgrove
“ one of the best comedies ever!

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comedy
actors ” - Jessica Meyer
 
10.
Free Willy (1993)
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When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale. (112 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
“ can't stop watching it once it's on.. great adventure!

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adventure
animals
friendship
trust tension ” - Jessica Meyer
 
11.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)
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After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi. (115 mins.)
Director: Bill Condon
 
12.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
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As a string of mysterious killings grips Seattle, Bella, whose high school graduation is fast approaching, is forced to choose between her love for vampire Edward and her friendship with werewolf Jacob. (124 mins.)
Director: David Slade
“ best movie of the saga. best acted too!

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books ” - Jessica Meyer
 
13.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)
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The Quileutes close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the towns people of Forks. (117 mins.)
Director: Bill Condon
 
14.
Twilight (2008)
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A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire. (122 mins.)
“ i'm a great fan of the books so i have to say i loved that they made the movies, even tough they aren't as good as they could be..

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books ” - Jessica Meyer
 
15.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
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Edward leaves Bella after an attack that nearly claimed her life, and in her depression she falls into yet another paranormal relationship - this time with werewolf Jacob Black. (130 mins.)
Director: Chris Weitz
“ part of the saga i love.

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books ” - Jessica Meyer
 
16.
X-Men (2000)
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Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers. (104 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ fan of the comics, so had to like the movie. but also not so great as it could have been..

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comics
trust tension ” - Jessica Meyer
 
17.
Pitch Black (2000)
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A commercial transport ship and its crew are marooned on a planet full of bloodthirsty creatures that only come out to feast at night. But then, they learn that a month-long eclipse is about to occur. (109 mins.)
Director: David Twohy
“ really like the tension in the movie! very well directed imo!

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trust tension
direction
sci-fi ” - Jessica Meyer
 
18.
Proof (2005)
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The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students, who wants to search through his papers, and her estranged sister, who shows up to help settle his affairs. (100 mins.)
Director: John Madden
“ a math movie. math is always exciting and this one showed it! great actors!


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trust tension
math
actors ” - Jessica Meyer
 
19.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
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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
“ loved the trilogy, specially this one.

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scenery
fantasy
soundtrack
epic ” - Jessica Meyer
 
20.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
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A meek Hobbit and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the One Ring and the Dark Lord Sauron. (178 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
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scenery
fantasy
soundtrack
epic ” - Jessica Meyer
 
21.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
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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
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scenery
fantasy
soundtrack
epic ” - Jessica Meyer
 
22.
The Matrix (1999)
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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.)
“ very plausible ;)

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sci-fi
visual effects
ai
mind bending
epic ” - Jessica Meyer
 
23.
Amélie (2001)
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Amélie 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.)
“ very interesting movie! colorful, Pushing Daisies style ;D

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new experience
narrating style
fantasy
colors
feel good ” - Jessica Meyer
 
24.
The Ewok Adventure (1984 TV Movie)
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Wicket the Ewok and his friends agree to help two shipwrecked human children on a quest to find their parents. (96 mins.)
Director: John Korty
“ loved this movie when i was a kid! watched it hundreds of times probably xP


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sci-fi adventure ” ” - Jessica Meyer
 
25.
Russkies (1987)
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A group of American boys and a shipwrecked Russian sailor become friends in the midst of the Cold War. (99 mins.)
Director: Rick Rosenthal
“ also a movie i loved when i was a kid. used to watch it again and again in the same day. i think what i like the most was the trust issue that's present. how the trust between enemies develop over the movie.

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trust tension ” - Jessica Meyer
 
26.
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
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The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. (132 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
 
27.
Upside Down (2012)
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Adam and Eden fell in love as teens despite the fact that they live on twinned worlds with gravities that pull in opposite directions. Ten years after a forced separation, Adam sets out on a dangerous quest to reconnect with his love. (114 mins.)
Director: Juan Solanas
 
28.
The Man from the Future (2011)
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Zero (Wagner Moura) is a brilliant scientist, but unfortunate because 20 years ago was publicly humiliated... (106 mins.)
Director: Cláudio Torres