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1.
Proof (1991)
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The life of a blind photographer who is looked after by a housekeeper is disrupted by the arrival of an agreeable restaurant worker. (86 mins.)
 
2.
The Quiet Earth (1985)
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A man named Zac Hobson awakens to find himself alone in the world. In a desperate attempt to search for others, he finds only two who have their own agenda. (91 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Murphy
 
3.
Love & Human Remains (1993)
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Set in a dreary urban landscape of Edmonton, LOVE AND HUMAN REMAINS is a dark comedy about a group of... (100 mins.)
Director: Denys Arcand
 
4.
Delicatessen (1991)
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Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants. (99 mins.)
 
5.
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
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The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husbands restaurant. (124 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
6.
The Pillow Book (1996)
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As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book"... (126 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
7.
The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)
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Alex, who's homeless and addicted to alcohol, and Michèle, who's losing her sight, form a relationship while sleeping rough on Paris's Pont-Neuf bridge. (125 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
 
8.
Withnail & I (1987)
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London, 1969 - two 'resting' (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail and Marwood, fed up with damp... (107 mins.)
Director: Bruce Robinson
 
9.
One Night Stand (1997)
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Los Angeles advertisement director Max visits his friend, artist Charlie, who was diagnosed with A.I.D.S... (102 mins.)
Director: Mike Figgis
 
10.
Von Ryan's Express (1965)
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An American POW leads a group of mainly British prisoners to escape from the Germans in WWII. (117 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
11.
Saboteur (1942)
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Aircraft factory worker Barry Kane goes on the run across the United States when he is wrongly accused of starting a fire that killed his best friend. (109 mins.)
 
12.
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
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On the eve of WWII, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London. (120 mins.)
 
13.
The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)
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In the 1930s, a tomboyish girl runs away from her guardian to join her single father who is 2,000 miles away, because there was work there. (101 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Kagan
 
14.
Watership Down (1978)
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A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect their new home. (91 mins.)
Director: Martin Rosen
 
15.
The Blood of Heroes (1989)
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A Mad Max-esque post apocalyptic world provides the backdrop for a brutal, futuristic game resembling football... (90 mins.)
Director: David Peoples
 
16.
Split Second (1992)
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In a futuristic London, the rising sea levels mean that large areas are under feet of water. Hauer plays... (90 mins.)
Director: Tony Maylam
 
17.
The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
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When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him. (78 mins.)
Director: Sylvain Chomet
 
18.
Robot Carnival (1987 Video)
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An anthology of various tales told in various styles with robots being the one common element among them. (90 mins.)
 
19.
Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
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On Christmas Eve, three homeless people living on the streets of Tokyo find a newborn baby among the trash and set out to find its parents. (93 mins.)
 
20.
Jack the Ripper (1988 TV Series)
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A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the queen. (190 mins.)
 
21.
Schultze Gets the Blues (2003)
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Schultze is an accordion player and newly without work. When the local music club celebrates its 50th anniversary, his taste of music changes unexpectedly. (114 mins.)
Director: Michael Schorr
 
22.
Return to Treasure Island (1986 Mini-Series)
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In this continuation of the classic "Treasure Island" tale that takes place ten years later, an adult Jim Hawkins meets up again with an older--but not necessarily wiser--Long John Silver. (115 mins.)
“ Technically a tv miniseries, but together makes one hell of a movie. Highly recommended!!!!!!!!! ” - jhertel242
 
23.
Dinner Rush (2000)
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Is it just another evening at the hugely popular Italian restaurant of proprietor and bookmaker Louis Cropa in New York... (99 mins.)
Director: Bob Giraldi
 
24.
Blindness (2008)
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A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness. (121 mins.)
 
25.
Never Cry Wolf (1983)
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A government researcher, sent to research the "menace" of wolves in the north, learns about the true beneficial and positive nature of the species. (105 mins.)
Director: Carroll Ballard
 
26.
My First Mister (2001)
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A 17-year-old girl has a troubled relationship with a 49-year-old man. (109 mins.)
Director: Christine Lahti
 
27.
Ironweed (1987)
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An alcoholic drifter spends Halloween in his home town of Albany, NY after returning there for the first time in decades. (143 mins.)
Director: Hector Babenco
 
28.
Some Came Running (1958)
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In the post-war, the alcoholic and bitter veteran military and former writer Dave Hirsch returns from Chicago to his hometown Parkman... (137 mins.)