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1.
Murmur of the Heart (1971)
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In the end of the first Indochina War, an open-minded teenage boy finds himself between the urge to discover love and the ever-present, dominating affection of his mother. (118 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
2.
Eyes on the Prize (1987 TV Series)
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A documentary about the American Civil Rights Movement from 1952 to 1965. (360 mins.)
Director: Henry Hampton
 
3.
The Winslow Boy (1999)
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Early 20th century England: while toasting his daughter Catherine's engagement, Arthur Winslow learns... (104 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
 
4.
The Sorrow and the Pity (1969 Documentary)
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From 1940 to 1944, France's Vichy government collaborated with Nazi Germany. Marcel Ophüls mixes archival... (251 mins.)
Director: Marcel Ophüls
 
5.
Route One USA (1989 Documentary)
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(255 mins.)
Director: Robert Kramer
 
6.
Short Cuts (1993)
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The day-to-day lives of a number of suburban Los Angeles residents. (188 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
7.
Undergångens arkitektur (1989 Documentary)
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An absorbing and chilling documentary about the National Socialist aesthetic, and how attempts to create... (119 mins.)
Director: Peter Cohen
 
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The Leopard (1963)
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The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily. (186 mins.)
 
9.
Shoah (1985 Documentary)
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Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors. (566 mins.)
Director: Claude Lanzmann
 
10.
De nens (2003 Documentary)
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The film describes the scandal of pederastria that exploded in the neighborhood of the Raval of Barcelona and the trial that took place some years afterwards. Jordà analyzes the mechanisms of the justice and of the world of the medias. (180 mins.)
Director: Joaquim Jordà
 
11.
The Little Foxes (1941)
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The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the twentieth century. (116 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
12.
Sherman's March (1985 Documentary)
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Ross McElwee sets out to make a documentary about the lingering effects of General Sherman's march of... (157 mins.)
Director: Ross McElwee
 
13.
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.)
 
14.
Hide and Seek (1997 TV Movie)
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Mixes documentary interviews of memories of lesbian adolescence with the story of the 12-year-old girl Lou discovering her sexuality in 1960s America. (57 mins.)
Director: Su Friedrich
 
15.
A Grin Without A Cat (1977 Documentary)
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French essay film focusing on global political turmoil in the 1960s and '70s, particularly the rise of the New Left in France and the development of socialist movements in Latin America. (240 mins.)
Director: Chris. Marker
 
16.
Crumb (1994 Documentary)
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An intimate portrait of the controversial cartoonist and his traumatized family. (119 mins.)
Director: Terry Zwigoff
 
17.
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
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A chief of detectives, homicide section, kills his mistress and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime. (115 mins.)
Director: Elio Petri
 
18.
The Exterminating Angel (1962)
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The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave. (95 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
19.
Oleanna (1994)
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Student Carol visits Professor John to discuss how she failed his course but the discussion takes awkward turn. (89 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
 
20.
The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003 Documentary)
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The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara. (107 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
21.
De Nuremberg à Nuremberg (1989 Documentary)
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Documentaire sur la Seconde Guerre mondiale (240 mins.)
 
22.
The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
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In 1940, after watching and being traumatized by the movie Frankenstein, a sensitive seven year-old girl living in a small Spanish village drifts into her own fantasy world. (97 mins.)
Director: Víctor Erice
 
23.
Fanny and Alexander (1982)
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Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls. (188 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
24.
Il Posto (1961)
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A very young college graduate attempts to obtain a position with a large corporation. (93 mins.)
Director: Ermanno Olmi
 
25.
Days of Heaven (1978)
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A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune. (94 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
26.
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
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The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there... (186 mins.)
Director: Ermanno Olmi
 
27.
The Disenchantment (1976 Documentary)
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This film is a documentary about the poet 'Leopoldo Panero'. His widow and his sons talk about death... (97 mins.)
Director: Jaime Chavarri
 
28.
The Old Memory (1979 Documentary)
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Documentary that revolves around the Spanish Civil War and the postwar period. It interchanges archive images with statements by Abad Santillán...
Director: Jaime Camino
 
29.
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.)
 
30.
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
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An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office. (100 mins.)
Director: James Foley
 
31.
Rachel, Rachel (1968)
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Rachel is a 35 year old school teacher who has no man in her life and lives with her mother. When a man from the big city returns and asks her out, she begins to have to make decisions about her life and where she wants it to go. (101 mins.)
Director: Paul Newman
 
32.
The Mayfair Set (1999 TV Series)
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The effects on Britains economic and political power brought by unscrupulous, reckless gamblers from the notorious gambling club in the 60s - the Clermont Club. (240 mins.)
 
33.
Huey Long (1985 Documentary)
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Ken Burns' portrait of Louisiana governor/U.S. senator Huey Long. (88 mins.)
Director: Ken Burns
 
34.
The Day After Trinity (1981 Documentary)
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Scientists and witnesses involved in the creation and testing of the first ever atomic bomb reflect... (88 mins.)
Director: Jon Else
 
35.
The World at War (1973 Mini-Series)
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A series of documentaries about World War II. (52 mins.)
 
36.
Wag the Dog (1997)
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Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a presidential sex scandal. (97 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
37.
A Special Day (1977)
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Two neighbors, a persecuted homosexual journalist and a resigned housewife, meet during Hitler's visit in Italy in May 1938. (106 mins.)
Director: Ettore Scola
 
38.
Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
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A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret. (104 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
39.
The Mother and the Whore (1973)
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In Paris, the pedantic Alexandre lives with his mate Marie in her apartment, an open relationship. Alexandre... (217 mins.)
Director: Jean Eustache
 
40.
Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959 Documentary)
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Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience... (85 mins.)
 
41.
The Deer Hunter (1978)
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An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania. (183 mins.)
Director: Michael Cimino
 
42.
Come and See (1985)
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After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II. (142 mins.)
Director: E. Klimov
 
43.
Mr. Klein (1976)
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Paris, 1942. Robert Klein cannot find any fault with the state of affairs in German-occupied France... (123 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
44.
The Weather Underground (2002 Documentary)
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The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous. (92 mins.)
 
45.
Rosetta (1999)
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Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job. (95 mins.)