MY MOVIE OF THE YEAR_SINCE_MY BIRTHDAY (1974)

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1.
Rollerball (1975)
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In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game. (125 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
“ the more time passes, the more we get close to this controlled society! ” - leplatypus
 
2.
The Wing or The Thigh? (1976)
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Charles Duchemin, a well-known gourmand and the publisher of a famous restaurant guide, is waging a... (104 mins.)
Director: Claude Zidi
“ Where i come from. ” - leplatypus
 
3.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
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After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen. (137 mins.)
“ The truth is out there... ” - leplatypus
 
4.
Superman (1978)
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An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero. (143 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ Only nominee so far ” - leplatypus
 
5.
I... For Icarus (1979)
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Conspiracy thriller inspired by the conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of JFK. After a fictional president is assassinated, a determined, tough prosecutor investigates the emerging conspiracy behind it. (120 mins.)
Director: Henri Verneuil
“ the french JFK ” - leplatypus
 
6.
The Umbrella Coup (1980)
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A womanizer balances his wife, mistress, and love interest. (98 mins.)
Director: Gérard Oury
“ Ragoutoutou, Miam Miam ” - leplatypus
 
7.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
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Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. (115 mins.)
“ Adventure is back and it's not only Mitterand ! ” - leplatypus
 
8.
Poltergeist (1982)
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A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts. (114 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
“ One of the best loving family in movies ” - leplatypus
 
9.
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
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The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated. (98 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
“ So funny, so close to us ” - leplatypus
 
10.
Gremlins (1984)
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A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. (106 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
“ One of the most memorable christmas movie ever ” - leplatypus
 
11.
Brazil (1985)
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A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state. (132 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ my present ” - leplatypus
 
12.
Stand by Me (1986)
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After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ you can stand by them ! ” - leplatypus
 
13.
Empire of the Sun (1987)
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A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II. (153 mins.)
“ Exultate ! ” - leplatypus
 
14.
Mississippi Burning (1988)
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Two F.B.I. Agents, with wildly different styles, arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists. (128 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ Esssential against democratic amnesia ” - leplatypus
 
15.
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
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After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip. (108 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Maybe the greatest trilogy ever: fun, dreams, family values, small town, ... ” - leplatypus
 
16.
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
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In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in New York and Italy in 1979, aging Mafia don Michael Corleone seeks to avow for his sins while taking his nephew Vincent Mancini under his wing. (162 mins.)
“ Pacino: the godfather of all actors ” - leplatypus
 
17.
Hook (1991)
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When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy. (142 mins.)
“ Spielberg + Williams = Neverland ! ” - leplatypus
 
18.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
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A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled. (135 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ The movie lead me to the show ” - leplatypus
 
19.
Groundhog Day (1993)
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A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again. (101 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
“ A modern fairy tale with amazing cast ” - leplatypus
 
20.
Léon: The Professional (1994)
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Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade. (110 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ The discovery of a great actress (and the confirmations of a great director and actor) ” - leplatypus
 
21.
Beyond Rangoon (1995)
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Laura is trying to pick up the pieces of her life after the murder of her husband and son, and goes on vacation with her sister to Burma... (100 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
“ Buddhism shows an another way! ” - leplatypus
 
22.
Jude (1996)
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A stonemason steadfastly pursues a cousin he loves. However their love is troubled as he is married... (123 mins.)
“ A tragic passion but a passion either ... ” - leplatypus
 
23.
Titanic (1997)
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A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (194 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Watched it on screen the night of the century after ~14/15 APRIL 2012~ ” - leplatypus
 
24.
American History X (1998)
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A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. (119 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
“ The definitive movie about brothers ” - leplatypus
 
25.
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
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Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska. (118 mins.)
Director: Kimberly Peirce
“ and yet I cry a lot because I like it a lot ” - leplatypus
 
26.
Woman on Top (2000)
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Brazilian chef Isabella Oliveira moves to San Francisco when her husband, frustrated by her motion sickness, cheats on her. (92 mins.)
Director: Fina Torres
“ Penélope will always be ... ” - leplatypus
 
27.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
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Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. (152 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
“ The magic begins... ” - leplatypus
 
28.
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
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The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism and joins a football team. (112 mins.)
Director: Gurinder Chadha
“ Why sports are essential to our lives ” - leplatypus
 
29.
I, Cesar (2003)
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Cesar is a young schoolboy living in Paris with his family. Their life is ordinary, but Cesar wants more excitement (which he creates... (91 mins.)
Director: Richard Berry
“ To be a kid again ... ” - leplatypus
 
30.
The Merchant of Venice (2004)
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In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead. (131 mins.)
Director: Michael Radford
“ Always accurate and intelligent more than 400 years after its writing... ” - leplatypus
 
31.
Dark Water (2005)
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A mother and daughter, still wounded from a bitter custody dispute, hole up in a run-down apartment building. Adding further drama to their plight, they are targeted by the ghost of former resident. (105 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
“ Still haunted ” - leplatypus
 
32.
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
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Manny, Sid, and Diego discover that the ice age is coming to an end, and join everybody for a journey to higher ground. On the trip, they discover that Manny, in fact, is not the last of the woolly mammoths. (91 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saldanha
“ My best seance ever ” - leplatypus
 
33.
Daisy Diamond (2007)
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A tragic story about Anna who dreams of one thing only: making it as an actress. She moves from Sweden to Copenhagen to pursue her dream... (94 mins.)
Director: Simon Staho
“ Dramatic, Tragic, Sad with an exceptionnal, unforgettable performance from Noomi ! Don't worth the poor audience results !! ” - leplatypus
 
34.
The Errand of Angels (2008)
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A wide-eyed sister missionary arrives in Austria to begin her 18-month-long mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints... (91 mins.)
“ A Revelation ! ” - leplatypus
 
35.
Knowing (2009)
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M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe. (121 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
“ For one time, up to the end and beyond ! ” - leplatypus
 
36.
All That Glitters (2010)
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Who has never been ashamed of Mom's new hairdo, Dad's bad jokes, that velvet couch in the living room... (100 mins.)
“ exceptionnal actresses and it's exactly my spleen but backwards. ” - leplatypus
 
37.
The Beaver (2011)
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A troubled husband and executive adopts a beaver hand-puppet as his sole means of communication. (91 mins.)
Director: Jodie Foster
“ Dramatically funny for Mel's best part ! ” - leplatypus
 
38.
Prometheus (2012)
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Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone. (124 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Truly inspired but badly written, it reveals above all a true alien, noomi rapace! ” - leplatypus
 
39.
Chinese Puzzle (2013)
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A 40-year-old father's life is complicated when the mother of his two children moves to New York. Since he can't bear them growing up far away from him, he decides to move there as well. (117 mins.)
“ "my Biopic, one more time" ” - leplatypus
 
40.
The Imitation Game (2014)
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During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians. (114 mins.)
Director: Morten Tyldum
“ I entered the theatre unmotivated and came out delighted! ” - leplatypus
 
41.
Brooklyn (2015)
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An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. (117 mins.)
Director: John Crowley
“ for all of us who leave hometown ” - leplatypus
 
42.
Back to Mom's (2016)
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Stéphanie, a french architect in her early forties, has to return to her mother after loosing her job. Conflicts with her mother and her siblings ensue. (97 mins.)
Director: Eric Lavaine
“ for all of us who come back to hometown ” - leplatypus