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1.
Palestine Is Still the Issue (2003 Documentary)
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A documentary about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that has lasted for more than 50 years. Contains some interviews with the children in this conflict. (53 mins.)
Director: Tony Stark
 
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The War You Don't See (2010 Documentary)
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Thought-provoking documentary on war propaganda: how governments manipulate the facts and how most media let them get away with it. (97 mins.)
 
3.
Prescription: Murder (1968 TV Movie)
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A psychiatrist uses a patient he is having an affair with to help him kill his wife, but his perfect alibi may come apart at the hands of a seemingly befuddled LAPD lieutenant. (100 mins.)
Director: Richard Irving
 
4.
Love and Death (1975)
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In czarist Russia, a neurotic soldier and his distant cousin formulate a plot to assassinate Napoleon. (85 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
5.
Zelig (1983)
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"Documentary" about a man who can look and act like whoever he's around, and meets various famous people. (79 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
7.
The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)
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A hobo accidentally stumbles onto a water spring, and creates a profitable way station in the middle of the desert. (121 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
8.
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
 
9.
Primary Colors (1998)
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A man joins the political campaign of a smooth-operator candidate for president of the USA. (143 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
10.
Nurse Betty (2000)
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Comedy about a widow's post-traumatic obsession with a soap star. (110 mins.)
Director: Neil LaBute
 
11.
Casablanca (1942)
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In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
12.
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
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A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus. (101 mins.)
 
13.
Meet the Parents (2000)
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Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare. (108 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
 
14.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
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A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock n' roll. (90 mins.)
Director: Amy Heckerling
 
15.
Any Given Sunday (1999)
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A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them. (162 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
16.
What Women Want (2000)
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After an accident, a chauvinistic executive gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking. (127 mins.)
Director: Nancy Meyers
 
17.
Miller's Crossing (1990)
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Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties. (115 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
18.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
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Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences. (166 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
19.
Insomnia (2002)
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Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen. (118 mins.)
 
20.
Feast of Love (2007)
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A meditation on love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Oregon. and is described as an exploration of the magical, mysterious and sometimes painful incarnations of love. (97 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
 
21.
Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Ransom for a Dead Man (1971)
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A brilliant tort attorney gets rid of her boring husband by faking his kidnapping and keeping the ransom. The FBI may be fooled, but not Columbo. (100 mins.)
 
22.
Trapped in a Purple Haze (2000 TV Movie)
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When a charismatic teenager falters under constant pressure from his parents and school, he makes a potentially deadly mistake. (120 mins.)
Director: Eric Laneuville
 
23.
It (1990 Mini-Series)
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In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown. (192 mins.)
 
24.
Carandiru (2003)
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Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo... (145 mins.)
Director: Hector Babenco
 
25.
The Rescuers (1977)
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Two mice of the Rescue Aid Society search for a little girl kidnapped by unscrupulous treasure hunters. (78 mins.)
 
26.
Black Hawk Down (2001)
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160 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis. (144 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
27.
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
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An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation. (87 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
 
28.
Annie Hall (1977)
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Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall. (93 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
29.
Greenberg (2010)
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A man from Los Angeles, who moved to New York years ago, returns to L.A. to figure out his life while he house-sits for his brother. He soon sparks with his brother's assistant. (107 mins.)
Director: Noah Baumbach
 
30.
Hotel de lux (1992)
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In an allegorical tale, a luxurious hotel is ruled like a communist country. The ignorant views of leaders and the social stratification are the main focus.
Director: Dan Pita
 
31.
Two Lovers (2008)
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A Brooklyn-set romantic drama about a bachelor torn between the family friend his parents wish he would marry and his beautiful but volatile new neighbor. (110 mins.)
Director: James Gray
 
32.
Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Murder by the Book (1971)
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When one member of a mystery writing team wants to break from his less talented partner, he becomes the victim in a real-life murder mystery. (100 mins.)
 
33.
Love Comes Softly (2003 TV Movie)
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A young woman on her way to a new life in the 1800's suddenly finds herself a widow. Now she must live with a recently widowed young man and his daughter. Can any of them find love again? (84 mins.)
 
34.
The Polar Express (2004)
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A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
35.
Forrest Gump (1994)
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While not intelligent, Forrest Gump has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
36.
Stephen the Great - Vaslui 1475 (1975)
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In 1475 when Stephen the Great ruler of Moldavia is facing an invading Ottoman army of 120 000 men the fate of Christian Europe largely depends on the battle's outcome. (137 mins.)
Director: Mircea Dragan
 
37.
Elizabeth (1998)
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A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch. (124 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
38.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
Episode: Transfigurations (1990)
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The Enterprise finds a deserted planet where a ship has crashed, and, with it, the lone survivor with no memory, but extraordinary healing powers. (44 mins.)
 
39.
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
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In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government. (121 mins.)
 
40.
Fragile (2005)
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At her new job in a rundown children's hospital, a nurse desperately tries to keep her patients safe from a plague of random, mysterious attacks. (101 mins.)
 
41.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
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"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. (117 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
42.
The Shining (1980)
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A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
43.
The Ring (2002)
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A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it. (115 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
 
44.
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
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John McClane and a Harlem store owner are targeted by German terrorist Simon Gruber in New York City, where he plans to rob the Federal Reserve Building. (128 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
 
45.
Die Hard 2 (1990)
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John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. (124 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
 
46.
Shine (1996)
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Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim. (105 mins.)
Director: Scott Hicks
 
47.
Lethal Weapon (1987)
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A veteran policeman, Murtaugh, is partnered with a younger, suicidal officer, Riggs. They both have one thing in common: hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers. (110 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
48.
Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Dead Weight (1971)
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A war hero shoots and kills his business partner; an easily manipulated young divorcée is the only witness. (100 mins.)
 
49.
Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Death Lends a Hand (1971)
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When the CEO of a private detective agency threatens the wife of a publisher with blackmail and she threatens to expose him, he accidentally kills her. (100 mins.)
 
50.
Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Negative Reaction (1974)
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A photographer murders his wife and blames her death on a bungled kidnapping. But Lt. Columbo has an even sharper eye than the Pulitzer Prize winner. (100 mins.)
 
51.
Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Suitable for Framing (1971)
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A wealthy art collector is murdered, and all signs point to a robbery gone wrong. But the nephew's alibi is a little too convenient, and Columbo pulls a fast one to ferret out the killer. (100 mins.)
 
52.
Microcosmos (1996 Documentary)
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A documentary on insect life in meadows and ponds. (80 mins.)
 
53.
Bugsy (1991)
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The story of how Bugsy Siegel started Las Vegas. (136 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
54.
Lost in Translation (2003)
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A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo. (102 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
 
55.
Beowulf (2007)
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The warrior Beowulf must fight and defeat the monster Grendel who is terrorizing Denmark, and later, Grendel's mother, who begins killing out of revenge. (115 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
56.
Frontline (1983 TV Series)
Episode: Storm Over Everest (2008)
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David Breashears relives the rescue effort to save climbers who were stranded near the summit of Mount Everest during a ferocious storm on May 10, 1996. (60 mins.)
 
57.
Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Short Fuse (1972)
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Pressured to give up his birthright, a chemical company heir enacts a clever plan to get rid of his blackmailing uncle and take over the family business. But Lt. Columbo suspects the man's death was not just a tragic accident. (100 mins.)
 
58.
Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Blueprint for Murder (1972)
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Elliot Markham, a brilliant architect and con-man, murders a Texas millionaire and hides his body in order to keep his visionary construction project financed. (100 mins.)
 
59.
Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Lady in Waiting (1971)
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A mousy heiress murders her brother, pretending she thought he was a burglar. Lt. Columbo unravels her alibi. (100 mins.)
 
60.
Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Columbo Cries Wolf (1990)
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When the business-savvy publisher of a "Playboy"-type men's magazine wants to sell her stock to a Rupert Murdoch-like media tycoon, she apparently disappears on a London-bound flight. (100 mins.)
 
61.
A Pure Formality (1994)
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Onoff is a famous writer who hasn't published any new books for quite some time and has become a recluse... (108 mins.)
 
62.
Avalon (1990)
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A Polish-Jewish family comes to the USA at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. There, the family and their children try to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land. (128 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
63.
Hellraiser (1987)
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An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; demons are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld. (94 mins.)
Director: Clive Barker
 
64.
A Taste of Honey (1961)
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The moving story of a plain young girl who becomes pregnant by a black sailor, befriends a homosexual, and gradually becomes a woman. (101 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
 
65.
Petulia (1968)
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An unhappily married socialite finds solace in the company of a recently divorced doctor. (105 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
66.
Somersault (2004)
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A young girl flees her hometown and arrives in the Australian Alps, where new experiences help her learn the differences between sex and love. (106 mins.)
Director: Cate Shortland
 
67.
Fiorile (1993)
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While travelling to visit their grandfather, two children are told the story of a family curse that has lasted two hundred years... (118 mins.)
 
68.
Flags of our Fathers (2006)
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The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at The Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in WWII. (135 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
69.
Inland Empire (2006)
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As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal. (180 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
70.
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
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A wild stallion is captured by humans and slowly loses the will to resist training. Yet throughout his struggles for freedom, the stallion refuses to let go of the hope of one day returning home to his herd. (83 mins.)
 
71.
Reconstruction (1968)
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A prosecutor, policemen and teacher bring the students Vuica and Nicu to a restaurant to re-enact their drunken brawl there, and have it filmed to show the effects of alcoholism. (100 mins.)
Director: Lucian Pintilie
 
72.
Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land (2004 Documentary)
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This video shows how the foreign policy interests of American political elites-working in combination... (80 mins.)
 
73.
Lost in Translation (2003)
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A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo. (102 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
 
74.
Apartheid Did Not Die (1998 Documentary)
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Director: Alan Lowery
 
75.
Die Hard (1988)
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John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. (131 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
 
76.
Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (2004 Documentary)
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Greg Palast has been following the Bush family around for years as an investigative reporter for the BBC. This is some of the information he has found, as recorded in his book "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy". (61 mins.)
 
77.
Atonement (2007)
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Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. (123 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
 
78.
Enemies of Happiness (2006 Documentary)
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The first Afghan woman ever to enter parliament, Malalai Joya is followed during her campaign to introduce democracy to a country long ruled by warlords and Taliban. (58 mins.)
Director: Eva Mulvad
 
79.
The Secret Country: The First Australians Fight Back (1986 Documentary)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Alan Lowery
 
80.
Do You Remember Vietnam (1978 Documentary)
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John Pilger, after reporting the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, returns in 1978 to take a look at the Vietnam of three years later and along with David Munro made this documentary. (52 mins.)
Director: David I. Munro