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1.
Oldboy (2003)
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After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days. (120 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ One of the most beautifully constructed action/ mystery films ever made. ” - alansvartr-189-405800
 
2.
Pontypool (2008)
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A radio host interprets the possible outbreak of a deadly virus which infects the small Ontario town he is stationed in. (93 mins.)
Director: Bruce McDonald
“ Another Canadian effort which far surpasses most of their southernly brothers', this blackly humoured and sickeningly creepy horror has left it's mark on me. ” - alansvartr-189-405800
 
3.
[Rec] (2007)
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A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying. (78 mins.)
“ Simply one of the best horrors in existance. ” - alansvartr-189-405800
 
4.
Alien (1979)
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After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Very little needs to be said for this film. Horror in an industrial interstellar setting, that we are so used to now, which shocked the very fantastic and optomistic Star Wars generation and left a scar. ” - alansvartr-189-405800
 
5.
Blindness (2008)
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A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness. (121 mins.)
“ Great crisis-adventure in this upliftingly different and imaginative movie from Canada. ” - alansvartr-189-405800
 
6.
Joint Security Area (2000)
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In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier... (110 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ Chan-Wook Park delivers this mystery with the kind of grace and epic proportions I've come to expect from him. ” - alansvartr-189-405800
 
7.
Julia's Eyes (2010)
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The story of a woman who is slowly losing her sight whilst trying to investigate the mysterious death of her twin sister. (118 mins.)
Director: Guillem Morales
 
8.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
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When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. (108 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
“ Michel Gondry's masterpiece infusion of dream-like fantasy and romantic romp. ” - alansvartr-189-405800
 
9.
The Host (2006)
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A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches. (120 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
“ A new attempt on the monster movie from South Korea, who's cover claims you'll be asking america for your money back. It was more than correct. ” - alansvartr-189-405800
 
10.
Last Night (1998)
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A group of very different individuals with different ideas of how to face the end come together as the world is expected to end in six hours at the turn of the century. (95 mins.)
Director: Don McKellar
“ Drama in the face of the last night. No explanation needed, just a case of involvement with the characters as they try to cope. ” - alansvartr-189-405800
 
11.
Magnolia (1999)
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An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley. (188 mins.)
“ An epic drama of seemingly unconnected events, all interwoven by the fantasic cast's characters. ” - alansvartr-189-405800
 
12.
Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
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Elvis and JFK, both alive and in a nursing home, fight for the souls of their fellow residents as they battle an ancient Egyptian Mummy. (92 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli
“ Absolute brilliance shone through a kaliedoscope of madness, whose plot would've been impossible to sell to hollywood. ” - alansvartr-189-405800
 
13.
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
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Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge. (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ Twisted Drama from mind of Peter Jackson to screen, with brilliant performances that almost haunt. ” - alansvartr-189-405800
 
14.
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
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An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film. (140 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
“ A musical that springs from the mind of young woman struggling to stay afloat in the world of greed and hate. ” - alansvartr-189-405800
 
15.
Woochi (2009)
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Jeon Woo-chi, an undisciplined womanizing Taoist from the Joseon era, ends up in present day Korea causing mayhem with his knack for magic. (136 mins.)
Director: Dong-hoon Choi
“ A fantastic elope into this martial-arts epic, with subtle madness, humour and adventure. ” - alansvartr-189-405800
 
16.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
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In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. (118 mins.)
“ An epic dark fantasy in reaction to the horrors of the civil war. ” - alansvartr-189-405800
 
17.
The Devil's Rejects (2005)
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The murderous, backwoods Firefly family take to the road to escape a vengeful police force which is not afraid of being as ruthless as their target. (107 mins.)
Director: Rob Zombie
“ Bleak and dark, this horror-drama-adventure follows on from House of 1000 Corpses, but erupts into real anti-heroism. ” - alansvartr-189-405800
 
18.
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
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A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman that she works for as a maid. (132 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
“ A powerful performance from Kathy Bates in this gripping drama from the mind of Steven King. ” - alansvartr-189-405800
 
19.
Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)
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When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it. (108 mins.)
Director: Prachya Pinkaew
“ Simply put, the best kung fu movie series ever. ” - alansvartr-189-405800
 
20.
The Fountain (2006)
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As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi. (96 mins.)
“ A Romantic Fantasy movie, with superb performances and a plot not found in many places. ” - alansvartr-189-405800
 
21.
Let the Right One In (2008)
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Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl. (115 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
“ An instant classic that begged a translation within a year of release. No surprise. Think of this less of a horror, more of a comming of age story in horror-fantasy. ” - alansvartr-189-405800
 
22.
Planet Terror (2007)
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After an experimental bio-weapon is released, turning thousands into zombie-like creatures, it's up to a rag-tag group of survivors to stop the infected and those behind its release. (105 mins.)
“ Cool as *beep*, and fun as hell to a deathmetaller, this is the more vibrant half of the Grindhouse release. ” - alansvartr-189-405800
 
23.
Battle Royale (2000)
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In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act. (114 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
“ Sci-Fi Horror from Japan. A classic, instantly, as the plot unfolds... ” - alansvartr-189-405800
 
24.
Audition (1999)
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A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all. (115 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ Ignore the cover, this is but a romantic drama about a middle aged man and his bid to find love... ” - alansvartr-189-405800
 
25.
Starship Troopers (1997)
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Humans in a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival. (129 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ Perfect ironic rendition of a story that follows our young humans' road to citizenship. ” - alansvartr-189-405800
 
26.
Tales from the Crypt (1972)
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Five strangers get lost in a crypt and, after meeting the mysterious Crypt Keeper, receive visions of how they will die. (92 mins.)
Director: Freddie Francis
“ A real classic horror that is best for a sunday evening, now at least. ” - alansvartr-189-405800