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1.
Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997)
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In this dark take on the fairy tale, the growing hatred of a noblewoman, secretly a practitioner of the dark arts, for her stepdaughter, and the witch's horrifying attempts to kill her. (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Cohn
 
2.
Ladyhawke (1985)
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Philipe Gastone, a thief, escapes from the dungeon at Aquila, sparking a manhunt. He is nearly captured when Captain Navarre befriends him... (121 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
3.
The Fury (1978)
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A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue when a sinister official kidnaps him to harbor his extremely powerful psychic abilities. (118 mins.)
Director: Brian DePalma
 
4.
The First Power (1990)
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Dedicated L.A. police detective and a female psychic are trying to stop a demonic serial killer who was given the powers of resurrection, teleportation and possession. (98 mins.)
 
5.
Don't Look Now (1973)
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A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond. (110 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
6.
Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)
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In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast. (142 mins.)
Director: Christophe Gans
 
7.
The Snow Walker (2003)
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A pilot and his passenger struggle for survival after crashing in the Arctic tundra. (103 mins.)
 
8.
Whale Rider (2002)
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A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize. (101 mins.)
Director: Niki Caro
 
9.
Off the Map (2003)
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An 11-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries and comes to terms with love and loss. (105 mins.)
Director: Campbell Scott
 
10.
Outland (1981)
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In the distant future, a police marshal stationed at a remote mining colony on the Jupiter moon of Io uncovers a drug-smuggling conspiracy, and gets no help from the populace when he later finds himself marked for murder. (112 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
 
11.
The Crimson Rivers (2000)
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A murder detective must follow the footsteps of a brutal killer within the secrets of a classist college. (106 mins.)
 
12.
Bagdad Cafe (1987)
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A lonely German woman ends up in the most desolate motel on Earth and decides to make it brighter. (95 mins.)
Director: Percy Adlon
 
13.
The Boyfriend School (1990)
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Gus is a fat cartoonist that recently won a battle against cancer, which explains his baldness. But he is also lonely... (101 mins.)
Director: Malcolm Mowbray
 
14.
The Cutting Edge (1992)
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A temperamental figure skater and a former hockey player try to win Olympic gold as a figure skating pairs team. (101 mins.)
Director: Paul M. Glaser
 
15.
Me & Mrs Jones (2002 TV Movie)
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Top tabloid journalist Liam Marple (Robson Green) poses as a politicial fundraiser to get the dirt on Prime Minister Laura Bowden (Caroline Goodall). Things get sticky when they fall in love. (100 mins.)
 
16.
Tim (1979)
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A somewhat mentally handicapped 20-year-old man works as a laborer, but everyone abuse his naiveté. A nice 40-year-old American woman hires him one day and they become close. However, the town and his family see her as predatory. (109 mins.)
Director: Michael Pate
 
17.
Kehraus (1983)
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Fork-lift truck driver Ferdinand Weitel is desperate: he earns just a few deutschmarks a month, and... (88 mins.)
 
18.
The Dark Wind (1991)
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A Navajo police officer is mixed up in drug smuggling and murder on the reservation. (111 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
19.
Skinwalkers (2002 TV Movie)
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The story revolves around the legend of the skin walkers or "S Dubs", a folk legend from Utah about the spirits of murdered Indians returning to seek revenge upon those who disrespect the land. (100 mins.)
Director: Chris Eyre
 
20.
Thunderheart (1992)
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A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a cynical veteran investigator on a murder on a poverty-stricken Sioux reservation. (119 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
“ is roots. ” - blanditur
 
21.
Shadowhunter (1993 TV Movie)
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An L.A. cop tracks down a seemingly mystic murderer on an Indian reservation. (93 mins.)
Director: J.S. Cardone
 
22.
Stand and Deliver (1988)
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The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus. (103 mins.)
Director: Ramon Menendez
 
23.
Altered States (1980)
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A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically. (102 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
24.
Gorky Park (1983)
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A Moscow police officer investigates a triple homicide and stumbles upon a high-level political conspiracy in the local government. (128 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
25.
Touching Evil (1997 TV Series)
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Touching Evil is a crime drama following the exploits of a crack squad on the Organised & Serial Crime Unit...
 
26.
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)
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An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinarily unique assassin in service of the US president. (121 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
 
27.
The Wraith (1986)
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A mysterious figure suddenly appears to challenge a gang of motorhead thugs. (93 mins.)
Director: Mike Marvin
 
28.
Mimic (1997)
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Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind. (105 mins.)
 
29.
The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
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A noted professor and his dim-witted apprentice fall prey to their inquiring vampires, while on the trail of the ominous damsel in distress. (108 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
30.
Repulsion (1965)
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A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence. (105 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
31.
Prime Suspect (1991 Mini-Series)
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A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades. (207 mins.)
 
32.
The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)
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As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name. (129 mins.)
 
33.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
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A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing -- or dead -- for forty years by a young female hacker. (152 mins.)
 
34.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009)
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Lisbeth is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael must prove her innocence, but Lisbeth must be willing to share the details of her sordid experiences with the court. (147 mins.)
“ . ” - blanditur
 
35.
The Hunters (1996)
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A policeman from Stockholm comes up to Norrland in Sweden to join his brother, now that their parents are dead... (113 mins.)
Director: Kjell Sundvall
 
36.
Kristin Lavransdatter (1995)
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Kristin is the daughter of a prominent landowner in medieval Norway. She grows up in total harmony with the ideals of the time: strong family ties... (180 mins.)
Director: Liv Ullmann
 
37.
The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
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In Milagro, a small town in the American Southwest, Ladd Devine plans to build a major new resort development... (117 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
 
38.
Demon Seed (1977)
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A scientist creates Proteus--an organic super computer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creators wife. (94 mins.)
Director: Donald Cammell
 
39.
Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)
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Based on Peter Hoeg's bestseller, this film is set in snowy Copenhagen where a small boy is found dead after he fell off a roof... (121 mins.)
Director: Bille August
 
40.
Deliverance (1972)
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Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country. (109 mins.)
Director: John Boorman