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1.
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
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A young man struggles with the fact that his girlfriend was once raped. (90 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
2.
Shadows (1959)
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Cassavetes' jazz-scored improvisational film explores interracial friendships and relationships in Beat-Era (1950s) New York City. (81 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
 
3.
Citizen Kane (1941)
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Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. (119 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
4.
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
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A French actress filming an anti-war film in Hiroshima has an affair with a married Japanese architect as they share their differing perspectives on war. (90 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
5.
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
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A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery. (92 mins.)
 
6.
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
 
7.
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
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A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid-1970s. (97 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
 
8.
Easy Rider (1969)
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Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America. (95 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
 
9.
L'Age d'Or (1930)
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A surrealist tale of a man and a woman passionately in love with one another, but their attempts to consummate that passion are constantly thwarted by their families, the Church, and bourgeois society. (60 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
10.
In Bruges (2008)
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Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be. (107 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
 
11.
Blood Simple. (1984)
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A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple. (99 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
12.
Eraserhead (1977)
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Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child. (89 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
13.
Story of a Love Affair (1950)
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Paola is a young, beautiful woman married to a wealthy entrepreneur. She meets her former lover Guido after seven years, but their relationship is marked by tragic events. (98 mins.)
 
14.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
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There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these bloodthirsty, flesh-eating monsters. (96 mins.)
 
15.
Variety Lights (1951)
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A beautiful but ambitious young woman joins a traveling troupe of third-rate vaudevillians and inadvertently causes jealousy and emotional crises. (93 mins.)
 
16.
They Live by Night (1948)
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An escaped convict, injured during a robbery, falls in love with the woman who nurses him back to health, but their relationship seems doomed from the beginning. (95 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
17.
Killer's Kiss (1955)
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Ready to catch a train to his hometown, a washed up boxer tells us about the strange and twisty events that happened to him the past couple of days. (67 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
18.
The Blood of a Poet (1932)
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A young artist draws a face at a canvas on his easel. Suddenly the mouth on the drawing comes into life and starts talking... (55 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
 
19.
Three Ages (1923)
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The misadventures of Buster in three separate historical periods. (63 mins.)
 
20.
Knife in the Water (1962)
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On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker out of sheer patronization. (94 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
21.
Folle... folle... fólleme Tim! (1978)
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A poor girl works in a general store with a blind boyfriend playing guitar. He becomes famous and she also becomes blind. (90 mins.)
 
22.
Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (1980)
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Pepi is raped by the policeman who catches her growing marijuana in her apartment. She seeks revenge by getting his masochist wife to leave him. (82 mins.)
 
23.
Cabin in the Sky (1943)
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A compulsive gambler dies during a shooting, but he'll receive a second chance to reform himself and to make up with his worried wife. (98 mins.)
 
24.
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
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A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. (100 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
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26.
The Kid (1921)
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The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy. (68 mins.)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
 
27.
Caddyshack (1980)
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An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher. (98 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
 
28.
Bottle Rocket (1996)
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Three friends plan to pull off a simple robbery and go on the run. (91 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
 
29.
Following (1998)
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A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing. (69 mins.)
 
30.
What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966)
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In Woody Allen's directorial debut, he took the Japanese action film Key of Keys and re-dubbed it, changing the plot to make it revolve around a secret egg salad recipe. (80 mins.)
 
31.
Slacker (1991)
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A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs. (97 mins.)
 
32.
The Pleasure Garden (1925)
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Patsy Brand is a chorus girl at the Pleasure Garden music hall. She meets Jill Cheyne who is down on her luck and gets her a job as a dancer... (75 mins.)
 
33.
Sanshiro Sugata (1943)
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Sugata, a young man, struggles to learn the nuance and meaning of judo, and in doing so comes to learn something of the meaning of life. (79 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
34.
Whirlpool of Fate (1925)
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After her father's death and her uncle having drunk all the inheritance, Virginia is left alone. She... (71 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
35.
The Colossus of Rhodes (1961)
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While on holiday in Rhodes, Athenian war hero Darios becomes involved in two different plots to overthrow the tyrannical king, one from Rhodian patriots and the other from sinister Phoenician agents. (127 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
36.
The Bellboy and the Playgirls (1962)
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This Bellboy is after more than just big tips. (85 mins.)
 
37.
Tonight for Sure (1962)
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On the Las Vegas strip, two unlikely men rendezvous: Samuel Hill, an ill-kempt desert miner, and Benjamin Jabowski... (69 mins.)
 
38.
Play Misty for Me (1971)
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A brief fling between a male disc jockey and an obsessed female fan takes a frightening, and perhaps even deadly turn when another woman enters the picture. (102 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
39.
Thief (1981)
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Coming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a professional safecracker agrees to do a job for the Mafia, who have other plans for him. (122 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
40.
Hard Eight (1996)
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Professional gambler Sydney teaches John the tricks of the trade. John does well until he falls for cocktail waitress Clementine. (102 mins.)
 
41.
Se7en (1995)
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Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives. (127 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
42.
Shallow Grave (1994)
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Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash. (89 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
43.
12 Angry Men (1957)
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A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence. (96 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
44.
The Duellists (1977)
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A small feud between two Napoleonic officers evolves into a decades-long series of duels. (100 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
45.
Permanent Vacation (1980)
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A young man wanders New York City searching for some meaning in life and encounters many idiosyncratic characters. (75 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
46.
Murder à la Mod (1968)
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Naive young lady Karen wants to help her struggling amateur filmmaker boyfriend Christopher raise enough money so he can divorce his wife... (80 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
47.
Seizure (1974)
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Jonathan Frid portrays a horror novelist who has a recurring nightmare about three figures out of his... (94 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
48.
I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)
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Six teenagers from New Jersey run off to go to a Beatles concert to meet their idols, despite not having tickets. Along the way, they learn new things about friendship and growing up. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
49.
In Which We Serve (1942)
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This "story of a ship," the British destroyer HMS Torrin, is told in flash backs by survivors as they cling to a life raft. (114 mins.)
 
50.
Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981)
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A scuba diving instructor, her biochemist boyfriend, and her police chief ex-husband try to link a series of bizarre deaths to a mutant strain of piranha fish whose lair is a sunken freighter ship off a Caribbean island resort. (84 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
51.
Bad Taste (1987)
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The population of a small town disappears and is replaced by aliens that chase human flesh for their intergalactic fast-food chain. (91 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
52.
Pi (1998)
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A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature. (84 mins.)
 
53.
Crisis (1946)
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A small-town piano teacher is shocked by the arrival of her foster daughter's real mother, whose young lover soon follows and causes further disruption. (93 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
54.
The Loveless (1981)
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Trouble ensues when a motorcycle gang stops in a small southern town while heading to the races at Daytona. (82 mins.)
 
55.
Pushing Hands (1992)
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All the while, Master Chu tries to find his place in the foreign American world. (105 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
56.
Signs of Life (1968)
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A wounded German paratrooper named Stroszek is sent to the quiet island of Kos with his wife Nora, a Greek nurse... (91 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
57.
Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB (1967 Short Film)
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While monitored and pursued, a man races to escape through a futuristic labyrinth. (15 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
 
58.
Six Shooter (2004 Short Film)
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A black and bloody Irish comedy about a sad train journey where an older man, whose wife has died that morning, encounters a strange and possibly psychotic young oddball.... (27 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
 
59.
Bottle Rocket (1994 Short Film)
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Dysfunctional friends Dignan and Anthony plan and execute a robbery with their pot-growing friend, Bob. (13 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
 
60.
Interim (1952 Short Film)
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A young man strolls through a city. He walks under a bridge toward a rail yard. A young woman sees him and walks beside him... (26 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
61.
Steamboat Willie (1928 Short Film)
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Mickey Mouse, piloting a steamboat, delights his passenger, Minnie, by making musical instruments out of the menagerie on deck. (8 mins.)
Director: Ub Iwerks
 
62.
White Mane (1953)
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In the Camargue, France, a young boy bonds with a white haired horse that escaped from ranchers. (47 mins.)
 
63.
Public Affairs (1934 Short Film)
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Bresson's first film is, totally uncharacteristically, a slapstick comedy, centred around two neighbouring republics... (25 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
64.
The Steamroller and the Violin (1961)
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Seven year old Sasha practices violin every day to satisfy the ambition of his parents. Already withdrawn as a result of his routines... (46 mins.)