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1.
About Last Night... (1986)
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A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends. (113 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
“ About Last Night... - dir Edward Zwick - Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, James Belushi, Elizabeth Perkins ” - virginia-w
 
2.
American Graffiti (1973)
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A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college. (110 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ American Graffiti - dir George Lucas - Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith ” - virginia-w
 
3.
The Big Chill (1983)
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A group of seven former college friends gather for a weekend reunion at a South Carolina winter house after the funeral of one of their friends. (105 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
“ The Big Chill - dir Lawrence Kasdan - Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt ” - virginia-w
 
4.
Brideshead Revisited (1981 Mini-Series)
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An aristocratic English family is shown in the years between the Great War and The Second World War... (659 mins.)
“ Brideshead Revisited (1981) - Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, Roger Milner, Phoebe Nicholls ” - virginia-w
 
5.
Bull Durham (1988)
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A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him. (108 mins.)
Director: Ron Shelton
“ Bull Durham - dir Ron Shelton - Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson ” - virginia-w
 
6.
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
“ Chariots of Fire - dir Hugh Hudson - Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers ” - virginia-w
 
7.
Cookie's Fortune (1999)
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Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends. (118 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Cookie's Fortune - dir Robert Altman - Glenn Close, Julianne Moore, Liv Tyler, Chris O'Donnell ” - virginia-w
 
8.
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
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Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly. (103 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Hannah and Her Sisters - dir Woody Allen - Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine, Barbara Hershey ” - virginia-w
 
9.
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
“ The Imitation Game - 2014 - dir Morten Tyldum - 2015-08-07 - Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech - Alan Turing and the Enigma code - 8.2 - 10 -

DATE: 2015-08-07 ” - virginia-w
 
10.
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
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The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other. (139 mins.)
Director: Wayne Wang
“ The Joy Luck Club - dir Wayne Wang - Tamlyn Tomita, Rosalind Chao, Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin ” - virginia-w
 
11.
The Last Picture Show (1971)
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A group of 1950s high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both economically and culturally. (118 mins.)
“ The Last Picture Show - dir Peter Bogdanovich - Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson ” - virginia-w
 
12.
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
“ The Lion in Winter - dir Anthony Harvey - 2004-07-24 - Peter O'Toole, Katherine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle ” - virginia-w
 
13.
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
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An oppressed Mexican peasant village assembles seven gunfighters to help defend their homes. (128 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
“ The Magnificent Seven - dir John Sturges - Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Eli Wallach ” - virginia-w
 
14.
Moonstruck (1987)
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Loretta Castorini, a book keeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry. (102 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
“ Moonstruck - dir Norman Jewison - Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello ” - virginia-w
 
15.
My Dinner with Andre (1981)
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Two old friends meet for dinner; as one tells anecdotes detailing his experiences, the other notices their differing worldviews. (110 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
“ My Dinner with Andre - dir Louis Malle - Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Jean Lenauer, Roy Butler ” - virginia-w
 
16.
Nashville (1975)
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Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed. (159 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Nashville - dir Robert Altman - Keith Carradine, Karen Black, Ronee Blakley, Shelley Duvall ” - virginia-w
 
17.
Out of Africa (1985)
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In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter. (161 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
“ Out of Africa - dir Sydney Pollack - Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen ” - virginia-w
 
18.
The Princess Bride (1987)
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While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. (98 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ The Princess Bride - dir Rob Reiner - Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon ” - virginia-w
 
19.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
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The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. (154 mins.)
“ Pulp Fiction - dir Quentin Tarantino - John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis ” - virginia-w
 
20.
Ran (1985)
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Set in Japan in the 16th century (or so), an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them, or cause them to turn on each other...and him... (162 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ Ran - dir Akira Kurosawa - Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû ” - virginia-w
 
21.
Red Sorghum (1987)
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In 1930s China a young woman is sent by her father to marry the leprous owner of a winery. In the nearby... (91 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
“ Hong gao liang - Red Sorghum - dir Yimou Zhang - Li Gong, Wen Jiang, Rujun Ten, Zhigang Chen ” - virginia-w
 
22.
A River Runs Through It (1992)
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The story about two sons of a stern minister -- one reserved, one rebellious -- growing up in rural Montana while devoted to fly fishing. (123 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
“ A River Runs Through It - dir Robert Redford - Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn ” - virginia-w
 
23.
Tampopo (1985)
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A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food. (114 mins.)
Director: Jûzô Itami
“ Tampopo - Dandelion - dir Juzo Itami - Ken Watanabe, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kôji Yakusho ” - virginia-w
 
24.
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
“ Terms of Endearment - dir James L. Brooks - Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito ” - virginia-w
 
25.
A Thousand Clowns (1965)
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A middle-aged iconoclast, doggedly avoiding the tedium of employment and conventional life, faces the prospect of losing custody of his young ward. (118 mins.)
Director: Fred Coe
“ A Thousand Clowns - dir Fred Coe - Jason Robards, Barbara Harris, Martin Balsam, Gene Saks ” - virginia-w
 
26.
Tootsie (1982)
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Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap. (116 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
“ Tootsie - dir Sydney Pollack - Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman ” - virginia-w
 
27.
A Town Like Alice (1981 Mini-Series)
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Set against the brutal chaos of World War II, a love story begins that will take two lovers through a living nightmare of captivity... (301 mins.)
Director: David Stevens
“ A Town Like Alice (1981) - dir David Stevens - Helen Morse, Bryan Brown, Gordon Jackson, Dorothy Aliso ” - virginia-w
 
28.
Underground (1995)
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The story follows an underground weapons manufacturer in Belgrade during WWII and evolves into fairly surreal situations... (170 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
“ Underground - 1995 - dir Emir Kusturica - 2013-12-08 - Miki Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Jokovic, Slavko Stimac - - mpl has - 8.1 - 10 -

DATE: 2013-12-08 ” - virginia-w
 
29.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
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A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other. (131 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - dir Mike Nichols - Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis ” - virginia-w