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1.
The Apartment (1960)
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A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue. (125 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
2.
Sunrise (1927)
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An allegorical tale about a man fighting the good and evil within him. Both sides are made flesh - one a sophisticated woman he is attracted to and the other his wife. (94 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
3.
Wild Strawberries (1957)
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After living a life marked by coldness, an aging professor is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence. (91 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
4.
Hill Street Blues (1981 TV Series)
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The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct. (60 mins.)
 
5.
...and justice for all. (1979)
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A lawyer is forced to defend a guilty judge, while defending other innocent clients, and trying to find punishment for the guilty and provide justice for the innocent. (119 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
6.
The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
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Follows the lives of heroin addicts who frequent "Needle Park" in New York City. (110 mins.)
 
7.
The Lion in Winter (1968)
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1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him. (134 mins.)
Director: Anthony Harvey
 
8.
Me, Natalie (1969)
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A young woman struggles for independence. (111 mins.)
Director: Fred Coe
 
9.
More Things That Happened (2007 Video)
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A collection of deleted scenes from David Lynch's 2006 surrealist horror 'Inland Empire' (76 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
10.
Mean Streets (1973)
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A small-time hood aspires to work his way up the ranks of a local mob. (112 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
11.
Sleuth (1972)
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A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results. (138 mins.)
 
12.
District 9 (2009)
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An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology. (112 mins.)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
 
13.
Chinese Coffee (2000)
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Harry and Jake, two unsuccessful writers, spend a cathartic evening arguing about money, aesthetics, their friendship, and Harry's new manuscript. (99 mins.)
Director: Al Pacino
 
14.
Greetings (1968)
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An offbeat, episodic film about three friends, Paul, a shy love-seeker, Lloyd, a vibrant conspiracy nut... (88 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
15.
Three Rooms in Manhattan (1965)
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When his wife leaves him, a young French actor, François Combe, moves to New York to work for a television company. One evening, he meets an attractive young woman, Kay Larsi, in a bar. (110 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
 
16.
Two Bits (1995)
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It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa... (85 mins.)
Director: James Foley
 
17.
Stanley & Iris (1990)
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A struggling widow falls in love with an illiterate short-order cook whom she teaches to read and write in her kitchen each night. (104 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
18.
The Local Stigmatic (1990)
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Two symbiotic sociopaths play obscurely deviant mind games with each other while engaging in perversely brutal acts of violence against victims apparently chosen at random. (56 mins.)
 
19.
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
 
20.
Cruising (1980)
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A police detective goes undercover in the underground S&M gay subculture of New York City to catch a serial killer who is preying on gay men. (102 mins.)
 
21.
Night and the City (1992)
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The story about a cheating and incompetent lawyer (Harry Fabian) who suddenly gets obsessed on becoming a boxing promoter. (105 mins.)
Director: Irwin Winkler
 
22.
True Confessions (1981)
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A worldly ambitious monsignor clashes with his older brother, a cynical Los Angeles homicide detective who is investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute. (108 mins.)
Director: Ulu Grosbard
 
23.
Bobby Deerfield (1977)
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Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill. (124 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
24.
New York, New York (1977)
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An egotistical saxophonist and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long, up-hill climb. (155 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
25.
Lady Blue Shanghai (2010 Short Film)
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A nameless woman (Marion Cotillard) enters her Shanghai hotel room to find a vintage record playing... (16 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
26.
The Last Tycoon (1976)
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F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death. (123 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
27.
Boat (2007 Video)
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A journey into night. (8 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
28.
Darkened Room (2002 Short Film)
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John's struggle to get out of a locked room with a sinister secret inside. (8 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
29.
DumbLand (2002 Mini-Series)
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A series of 5-minute line animations (drawn in the rough style and with the minimalist plots of David Lynch's The Angriest Dog in the World comic strip) featuring an angry and violent Neanderthal, and his family and neighbors. (35 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
30.
Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
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The story of the friendship between a star pitcher, wise to the world, and a half-wit catcher, as they cope with the catcher's terminal illness through a baseball season. (96 mins.)
Director: John Hancock
 
31.
Rabbits (2002 Short Film)
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In a nameless city deluged by continuous rain, three rabbits live with a fearful mystery. (43 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
32.
Does That Hurt You? (2002 Documentary)
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A camera-eye is aimed at David Lynch's back while in Hanover a second one records the internet-stream, which connects the continents. a third one shoots parallely Agnieszka Jurek. she is interviewing Mr. Lynch. (27 mins.)
Director: Agnieszka Jurek
 
33.
Born to Win (1971)
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A smart-mouthed junkie/loser known as J.J. (George Segal) spends his days looking for just "one more fix". (88 mins.)
Director: Ivan Passer
 
34.
Hotel Room (1993 Mini-Series)
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Three-part mini-series set during three different eras in a single room of an odd hotel where employees never age. Every story has a slight twist to it, but the stories are mostly dialogue-heavy psychological or relationship dramas. (30 mins.)
 
35.
On the Air (1992 TV Series)
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In the 1950s, a group of television performers attempt to put together a live variety program and often find disastrous results. (30 mins.)
 
36.
Hi, Mom! (1970)
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A Vietnam vet moves into an apartment and views in other people's windows across the street, meets one of the women, and discovers black theater. (87 mins.)
Director: Brian DePalma
 
37.
The Wedding Party (1969)
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See Robert DeNiro in his first starring role in Brian DePalma's wildly comic first feature The Wedding Party! (92 mins.)
 
38.
Guilty by Suspicion (1991)
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David Merrill (Robert De Niro), a fictitious 1950s Hollywood director, returns from filming abroad... (105 mins.)
Director: Irwin Winkler
 
39.
The Grandmother (1970 Short Film)
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A young boy plants some strange seeds and they grow into a grandmother. (34 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
40.
The French as Seen by... (1988 Mini-Series)
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In 1988, the Figaro magazine asked to a few famous directors a series of short movies, to celebrate the 10 years of the revue. The thematic : The French seen by - The movies have been released for the French revolution bicentenary. (13 mins.)
 
41.
The Amputee (1974 Short Film)
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A double leg amputated woman sits and writes a long meandering letter while her ineffective nurse attempts to attend to her stumps. (9 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
42.
The Alphabet (1968 Short Film)
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A woman's dark and absurdist nightmare vision comprising a continuous recitation of the alphabet and bizarre living representations of each letter. (4 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
43.
The Bounty (1984)
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Fed up with their Captain's harsh discipline, a sailing ship's crew decides to take action. (132 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
 
44.
Othello (1981 TV Movie)
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A general becomes convinced that his wife is having an affair, even though there is no evidence. (195 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Miller
 
45.
Peter and Paul (1981 TV Movie)
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Peter and Paul assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Christ and their own personal conflicts. (198 mins.)
Director: Robert Day
 
46.
The Bunker (1981 TV Movie)
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Dramatization depicting the events surrounding Adolf Hitler's last weeks in and around his underground bunker in Berlin before and during the battle for the city. (150 mins.)
Director: George Schaefer
 
47.
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
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Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure. (175 mins.)
 
48.
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976 TV Movie)
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Fact-based story of the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh Jr., son and namesake of the famed pilot, and ensuing trial of accused and convicted killer, Bruno Hauptmann. (148 mins.)
Director: Buzz Kulik
 
49.
Juggernaut (1974)
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A blackmailer demands a huge ransom in exchange for information on how to disarm the seven bombs he placed aboard the transatlantic liner Britannic. (109 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
50.
Hamlet (1969)
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Nicol Williamson takes the lead role in this star-studded 1969 version of William Shakespeare's tragedy... (117 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
 
51.
Mad Dog and Glory (1993)
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After his life is saved by a lonely cop, a mobster who moonlights as a stand-up comedian provides the cop with a beautiful young companion. (97 mins.)
Director: John McNaughton
 
52.
A Single Man (2009)
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An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles. (99 mins.)
Director: Tom Ford
 
53.
Titus (1999)
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Titus returns victorious from war, only to plant the seeds of future turmoil for himself and his family. (162 mins.)
Director: Julie Taymor
 
54.
Nixon (1995)
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A biographical story of former U.S. president Richard Milhous Nixon, from his days as a young boy to his eventual presidency which ended in shame. (192 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
55.
The Innocent (1993)
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A young engineer is sent to post-WWII Berlin to help the Americans in spying on the Russians. In a time... (119 mins.)
 
56.
Chaplin (1992)
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A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charlie Chaplin. (143 mins.)
 
57.
Dracula (1992)
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The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land. (128 mins.)
 
58.
Howards End (1992)
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A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman. (140 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
59.
Great Expectations (1989 Mini-Series)
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. (303 mins.)
 
60.
One Man's War (1991 TV Movie)
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Based on true events: a Paraguayan doctor and his family seek justice for his son, who was tortured to death by the dictatorial regime of Alfredo Stroessner. (100 mins.)
Director: Sergio Toledo
 
61.
Desperate Hours (1990)
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An escaped con on the run from the law moves into a married couple's home and takes over their lives. (105 mins.)
Director: Michael Cimino
 
62.
A Chorus of Disapproval (1989)
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A man new to a smallish British town joins an amateur theatre company. Once there, he discovers that... (105 mins.)
Director: Michael Winner
 
63.
The Dawning (1988)
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An IRA gunman on the run from the government. He meets up with an idealistic young woman and attempts to win her support for his cause. (97 mins.)
Director: Robert Knights
 
64.
84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
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True story of a transatlantic business correspondence about used books that developed into a close friendship. (100 mins.)
Director: David Jones
 
65.
The Hurricane (1999)
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The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence. (146 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
66.
He Got Game (1998)
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A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence. (136 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
67.
Fallen (1998)
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Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style. (124 mins.)
Director: Gregory Hoblit
 
68.
After Hours (1985)
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An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop. (97 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
69.
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
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Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school. (103 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
 
70.
The King's Speech (2010)
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The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. (118 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
 
71.
Terms of Endearment (1983)
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Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love and her daughter's family problems. (132 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
 
72.
Chariots of Fire (1981)
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Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics. (125 mins.)
Director: Hugh Hudson
 
73.
Ordinary People (1980)
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The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son. (124 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
 
74.
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
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Ted Kramer's wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation. (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
 
75.
The French Connection (1971)
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A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection. (104 mins.)
 
76.
Patton (1970)
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The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton. (172 mins.)
 
77.
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
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An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town. (109 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
78.
My Fair Lady (1964)
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A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society. (170 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
79.
Gigi (1958)
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Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long. (115 mins.)
 
80.
Marty (1955)
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A middle-aged butcher and a school teacher who have given up on the idea of love meet at a dance and fall for each other. (90 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
 
81.
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.)
 
82.
Hamlet (1948)
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Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king. (154 mins.)
 
83.
Rebecca (1940)
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A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife. (130 mins.)
 
84.
All About Eve (1950)
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An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends. (138 mins.)
 
85.
You Can't Take It with You (1938)
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A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family. (126 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
86.
The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
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The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair. (116 mins.)
 
87.
Black Swan (2010)
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A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity. (108 mins.)
 
88.
The Hangover (2009)
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Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding. (100 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
 
89.
The Next Three Days (2010)
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A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. (133 mins.)
Director: Paul Haggis
 
90.
Lila Says (2004)
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Two inner-city teenagers engage in an obsessive, innocent flirtation fueled by Lila's sexually explicit overtures. (89 mins.)
Director: Ziad Doueiri