Movies that Inspire, Entertain and Favorites - not in fave order

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1.
An American in Paris (1951)
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Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman. (113 mins.)
 
2.
The Black Stallion (1979)
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While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who... (118 mins.)
Director: Carroll Ballard
 
3.
Phar Lap (1983)
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The true story of a Australian racehorse that becomes a champion with the help of a local stableboy. (107 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
4.
Seabiscuit (2003)
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True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation. (140 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
 
5.
ESPN SportsCentury (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Citation (2001)
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Man does sports. Man speaks about sports.
 
6.
A Good Year (2006)
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A British investment broker inherits his uncle's chateau and vineyard in Provence, where he spent much of his childhood. He discovers a new laid-back lifestyle as he tries to renovate the estate to be sold. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
7.
Bigger Than the Sky (2005)
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After being dumped by his girlfriend, a man stuck in a deadend life decides to audition for a small... (106 mins.)
Director: Al Corley
 
8.
Field of Dreams (1989)
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An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago White Sox come. (107 mins.)
 
9.
The Majestic (2001)
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Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son. (152 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
 
10.
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
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A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. (103 mins.)
 
11.
Doc Hollywood (1991)
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A young doctor causes a traffic accident in a small town and is sentenced to work for some days at the town hospital. (104 mins.)
 
12.
The Way It Was (1974 TV Series)
Episode: Citation vs. Secretariat (1977)
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(30 mins.)
 
13.
Finding Graceland (1998)
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An eccentric drifter claiming to be Elvis Presley hitches a ride with a young man and they find themselves on an adventurous road trip to Memphis. (97 mins.)
Director: David Winkler
 
14.
The Story of Seabiscuit (1949)
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Horse trainer Shawn O'Hara and his lovely niece, Margaret, come to America to escape the memory of an accident involving Margaret's brother... (98 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
15.
Secondhand Lions (2003)
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A coming-of-age story about a shy, young boy sent by his irresponsible mother to spend the summer with his wealthy, eccentric uncles in Texas. (111 mins.)
Director: Tim McCanlies
 
16.
Regarding Henry (1991)
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Henry is a lawyer who survives a shooting only to find he cannot remember anything. If that weren't enough... (108 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
17.
Seabiscuit: The Lost Documentary (1939 Documentary)
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Original Documentary of the horse Seabiscuit, made in 1939 by the horse's owner Charles Howard. (50 mins.)
Director: Manny Nathan
 
18.
Sabrina (1954)
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A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur, but it's his more serious brother who would be the better man for her. (113 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
19.
ESPN SportsCentury (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Seabiscuit (2003)
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Man does sports. Man speaks about sports.
 
21.
Run for the Roses (1977)
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Juanito, a boy from Puerto Rico, finds himself in Kentucky and drawn to a thoroughbred horse. He believes the horse can win the Derby and eventually others around him start to think it's possible. (93 mins.)
Director: Henry Levin
 
23.
Thoroughbred (1936)
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(78 mins.)
Director: Ken G. Hall
 
24.
National Velvet (1944)
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A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes. (123 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
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26.
Thoroughbreds (1944)
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(56 mins.)
Director: George Blair
 
28.
Stablemates (1938)
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(89 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
29.
Jockeys (2009 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
30.
Secretariat (2010)
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Penny Chenery Tweedy and colleagues guide her long-shot but precocious stallion to set, in 1973, the unbeaten record for winning the Triple Crown. (123 mins.)
Director: Randall Wallace
 
31.
A Thoroughbred Is Born (1956 Documentary)
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This MOVIETONE CinemaScope production is set in the Bluegrass country of Kentucky, covers the Sport of Kings, horse breeding and racing, and shows statues erected to horses. (10 mins.)
Director: Tom McMorrow
Stars: Mel Allen
 
32.
The Winner's Circle (1948)
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The life story of a famous race horse, told primarily by a narrator in a semi-documentary fashion, with more than a little bit of revisionism... (74 mins.)
Director: Felix E. Feist
 
33.
Horses: The Story of Equus (2002 Documentary)
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This is the story of three horses born on the same night and charts their life stories. One horse is sent to a stud farm... (40 mins.)
 
34.
My Brother Talks to Horses (1947)
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A classic film featuring a boy who is able to hear what the racehorses at the track are thinking. He... (92 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
35.
A Horse Called Nijinsky (1970 Documentary)
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Documentary, narrated by Orson Welles, about the legendary race horse Nijinsky, one of the greatest and most successful race horses in history and after his retirement from the racetrack in 1970 an important sire of thoroughbred horses. (55 mins.)
Director: Jo Durden-Smith
 
36.
John Henry: A Steel Driving Race Horse (2010 Documentary)
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The new "John Henry" documentary will chronicle the life and legacy of this remarkable animal, and will include interviews with fans...
 
37.
Nova (1974 TV Series)
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Nova takes a look at the science of thoroughbred horses, including breeding, genetics, and the evolution of the modern horse. The great Secretariat is highlighted here.
 
38.
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954 TV Series)
Episode: Stormy, the Thoroughbred (1956)
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Stormy, the Thoroughbred edited for television presentation. (120 mins.)
 
39.
King Ralph (1991)
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As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English. (97 mins.)
Director: David S. Ward
 
40.
Year of the Comet (1992)
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An extremely rare bottle of wine (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of 1811) is discovered... (91 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
 
41.
My Favorite Year (1982)
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A dissolute matinee idol is slated to appear on a live TV variety show. (92 mins.)
 
42.
State of Play (2009)
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When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the congressman, his old college friend. (127 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
43.
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
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A rich but troubled family find their lives altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tries to drown himself in their swimming pool. (103 mins.)
Director: Paul Mazursky
 
44.
The American President (1995)
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Comedy-drama about a widowed U.S. president and a lobbyist who fall in love. It's all above-board, but "politics is perception" and sparks fly anyway. (114 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
45.
The Black Stallion Returns (1983)
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A teenager loses his horse in Morocco and gets him back after various daredevil adventures. (103 mins.)
Director: Robert Dalva
 
46.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
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Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. (121 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
 
47.
Author! Author! (1982)
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While facing the stress of his play being produced on Broadway, a playwright deals with having to raise his son, his stepdaughters, and his stepsons. (110 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
 
48.
Pretty Woman (1990)
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A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets... only to fall in love. (119 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
 
49.
French Kiss (1995)
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A woman flies to France to confront her straying fiancé, but gets into trouble when the charming crook seated next to her uses her for smuggling. (111 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
 
50.
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
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A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher. (143 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
51.
The Cartier Affair (1984 TV Movie)
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Curt Taylor is a convict and owes Phil Drexler the number 1 convict in the prison. Now to settle his... (96 mins.)
Director: Rod Holcomb
 
52.
Music and Lyrics (2007)
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A washed up singer is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with an offbeat younger woman with a flair for words. (96 mins.)
Director: Marc Lawrence
 
53.
The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003 Documentary)
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A countdown of the "100 greatest musicals" of stage and screen, as voted by the UK public through Channel... (270 mins.)
 
55.
The Queen (2006)
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After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted. (103 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
56.
Star! (1968)
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Film based on life of actress Gertrude Lawrence, on- and offstage, takes the opportunity to feature extravagant... (176 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
57.
Arthur (1981)
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Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which... (97 mins.)
Director: Steve Gordon
 
58.
Foul Play (1978)
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A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church. (116 mins.)
Director: Colin Higgins
 
59.
Hidalgo (2004)
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In 1890, a down-and-out cowboy and his horse travel to Arabia to compete in a deadly cross desert horse race. (136 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
 
60.
Dark Victory (1939)
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A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and must decide whether or not she'll meet her final days with dignity. (104 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
61.
Victor Victoria (1982)
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A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life. (132 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
62.
The Turning Point (1977)
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When her daughter joins a ballet company, a former dancer is forced to confront her long-ago decision to give up the stage to have a family. (119 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
63.
The Emperor's Club (2002)
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An idealistic prep school teacher attempts to redeem an incorrigible student. (109 mins.)
Director: Michael Hoffman
 
64.
1776 (1972)
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A musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence. (141 mins.)
Director: Peter H. Hunt
 
65.
Top Hat (1935)
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An American dancer comes to Britain and falls for a model whom he initially annoyed, but she mistakes him for his goofy producer. (101 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
66.
Copacabana (1985 TV Movie)
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Singer Tony loves dancer Lola in 1940s New York, but sinister Rico brings her to his nightclub in Havana. (96 mins.)
Director: Waris Hussein
 
67.
Summer Stock (1950)
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A small-town farmer, down on her luck, finds her homestead invaded by a theatrical troupe invited to stay by her ne'er-do-well sister. (108 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
 
68.
All the President's Men (1976)
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"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation. (138 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
 
69.
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
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A 'typical' day in the life of the Beatles, including many of their famous songs. (87 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
70.
Help! (1965)
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Ringo finds himself the human sacrifice target of a cult and the band must try to protect him from it. (92 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
71.
Yellow Submarine (1968)
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The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies. (90 mins.)
Director: George Dunning
 
72.
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
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A wild stallion is captured by humans and slowly loses the will to resist training. Yet throughout his struggles for freedom, the stallion refuses to let go of the hope of one day returning home to his herd. (83 mins.)
 
73.
The Beatles Anthology (1995 Mini-Series)
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An autobiographical documentary of the greatest of the rock bands. (600 mins.)
 
74.
Larry King Live (1985 TV Series)
Episode: The Beatles (2007)
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Popular and controversial journalist Larry King hosts this CNN call-in talk show. (60 mins.)
Director: Randy Douthit
 
75.
Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
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A New York girl sets her father up with a beautiful woman in a troubled marriage while her stepsister gets engaged. (101 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
76.
The Goodbye Girl (1977)
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After being dumped by her live-in boyfriend, an unemployed dancer and her 10-year-old daughter are reluctantly forced to live with a struggling off-Broadway actor. (111 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
77.
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
 
78.
The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
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The story of the life and career of the early rock and roll singer, from his meteoric rise to stardom, to his marriage and untimely death. (114 mins.)
Director: Steve Rash
 
80.
Screenplay (1986 TV Series)
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81.
Moon Over Parador (1988)
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Little known actor, Jack Noah, is working on location in the country of Parador at the time the dictator dies... (103 mins.)
Director: Paul Mazursky
 
82.
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
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A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street. (103 mins.)
Director: Donald Petrie
 
83.
The China Syndrome (1979)
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A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant. (122 mins.)
Director: James Bridges
 
84.
Wall Street (1987)
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A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing. (126 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
85.
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
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Now out of prison but still disgraced by his peers, Gordon Gekko works his future son-in-law, an idealistic stock broker, when he sees an opportunity to take down a Wall Street enemy and rebuild his empire. (133 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
86.
Romancing the Stone (1984)
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A romance writer sets off to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure. (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
87.
Chances Are (1989)
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This is a fiercely tender, sparkly sleeper gem, with stellar cast, about spirituality, the unconditional nature of the soul mate, loyalty and love and an alternate view to death. (108 mins.)
Director: Emile Ardolino
 
88.
Lucky You (2007)
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A hotshot poker player tries to win a tournament in Vegas, but is fighting a losing battle with his personal problems. (124 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
 
89.
Heaven Can Wait (1978)
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A Los Angeles Rams quarterback, accidentally taken away from his body by an overanxious angel before he was meant to die, returns to life in the body of a recently murdered millionaire. (101 mins.)
 
90.
8 Seconds (1994)
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This film chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and... (105 mins.)
 
91.
L.A. Story (1991)
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With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles. (95 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
 
92.
Roman Holiday (1953)
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A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. (118 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
93.
Roxanne (1987)
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Based on the play "Cyrano de Bergerac", large nosed C.D. Bales falls for the beautiful Roxanne while she falls for his personality but another man's looks. (107 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
 
94.
Doctor Dolittle (1998)
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A Doctor finds out that he can understand what animals are saying. And the animals find out that he understands. (85 mins.)
Director: Betty Thomas
 
95.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994 TV Series)
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Holmes, his friend Watson (or his brother Mycroft) work to solve the mysteries of three gables, the dying detective... (60 mins.)
 
96.
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991 TV Series)
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Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of the disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, Thor Bridge, Shoscombe Old Place, the Boscombe Valley, an illustrious client and a creeping man. (60 mins.)
 
97.
The Woman in Green (1945)
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Sherlock Holmes investigates when young women around London turn up murdered, each with a finger severed off. Scotland Yard suspects a madman, but Holmes believes the killings to be part of a diabolical plot. (90 mins.)
 
98.
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)
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To treat his friend's cocaine induced delusions, Watson lures Sherlock Holmes to Sigmund Freud. (113 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
99.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
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When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis. (127 mins.)
 
100.
Sabrina (1995)
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An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it. (127 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack