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1.
The Prestige (2006)
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Two stage magicians engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate stage illusion. (130 mins.)
“ Oy. ALWAYS a favourite. AND rewatchable. Relax.
"Are you watching closely?..." ” - fred-sickly
 
2.
Hugo (2011)
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Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Just so good and pretty and moviey... ” - fred-sickly
 
3.
Perfect Sense (2011)
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A chef and a scientist fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions. (92 mins.)
Director: David Mackenzie
“ If you can, see this.
Sense what you can... ” - fred-sickly
 
4.
The Nines (2007)
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A troubled actor, a television show runner, and an acclaimed videogame designer find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways. (100 mins.)
Director: John August
“ Funny and dark. I hope you can place yourself in context. ” - fred-sickly
 
5.
Myra Breckinridge (1970)
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Myron Breckinridge is waiting for her sex-change operation while a stoned surgeon stumbles into the operating room... (94 mins.)
Director: Michael Sarne
“ Oy! So funny, if you haven't seen it! :)
Sexy too! ” - fred-sickly
 
6.
The Iron Lady (2011)
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An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene. (105 mins.)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
“ Oh, old ladies...
Freakin' matriarchsssss...
:) ” - fred-sickly
 
7.
Dark City (1998)
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A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun. (100 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
“ CHECK OUT THE DIRECTOR'S CUT!! :) ” - fred-sickly
 
8.
The Bad Seed (1956)
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A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect eight year-old daughter is a heartless killer. (129 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ Straight outta 1956!! :) ” - fred-sickly
 
9.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
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Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice. (129 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
“ Shut up. Watch it again. ” - fred-sickly
 
10.
A Face in the Crowd (1957)
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An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become? (126 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ Refreshing to see Griffith? :) ” - fred-sickly
 
11.
Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
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A college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home. (93 mins.)
“ Find it. See it. ” - fred-sickly
 
12.
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
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13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives alone in a high-class Quebec small town, but unknown to the neighbors, she is leading a secret and dangerous life. (100 mins.)
“ Foster and Sheen young again. See it again, if you want! ” - fred-sickly
 
13.
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011 Documentary)
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A further followup of the case of the West Memphis Three and the decades long fight to exonerate them that finally gained traction with new DNA evidence. (121 mins.)
“ Have you seen this? Get your hands on it. ” - fred-sickly
 
14.
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
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Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo. (124 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
“ Oy! Feel-good-movie-of-the-year!! :) ” - fred-sickly
 
15.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)
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Not a typical Hitchcock movie, this is a comedy about a couple who learn that their marriage was not valid. (95 mins.)
“ Will keep you occupied... Sweet and silly, we thinks. ” - fred-sickly
 
16.
Woyzeck (1979)
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Franz Woyzeck is a hapless, hopeless soldier, alone and powerless in society, assaulted from all sides by forces he can not control. (82 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ Based on the same play we just saw.
Haven't seen it yet, but HERZOG (click on him) DOES NO WRONG. ” - fred-sickly
 
17.
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
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When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. (116 mins.)
Director: Roberto Benigni
“ Yep. ” - fred-sickly
 
18.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
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An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. (130 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ Goodnight.
I LOVE YOU ” - fred-sickly
 
19.
Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
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In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared. (121 mins.)
Director: Wolfgang Becker
“ Funny look at post DDR Germany. You'll like it. ” - fred-sickly
 
20.
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
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A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam. (111 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ Classic Cohen brothers. Jennifer Jason Leigh is so funny! ” - fred-sickly
 
21.
The Maiden Heist (2009)
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A comedy centered on three museum security guards who devise a plan to steal back the artworks to which they have become attached after they are transferred to another museum. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Hewitt
“ VERY FUNNY stuff. Perfect cast. Great story. So good. ” - fred-sickly
 
22.
Carnage (2011)
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Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos. (80 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ I thought this was hilarious, just the way it plays out. It follows most of the rules of a four-person play. GOOD STUFF. I was very pleasantly surprised. Perfect cast. Great performances. Good clean fun. ” - fred-sickly
 
23.
J. Edgar (2011)
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J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. for nearly 50 years, looks back on his professional and personal life. (137 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Good lounge on the couch material. ” - fred-sickly
 
24.
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
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Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England. (128 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
“ So good! :) ” - fred-sickly
 
25.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
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Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty. (129 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
“ Definitely one of my favourite movies in the last five years or so. Reminds me of the good old days when I was Moriarty... ” - fred-sickly
 
26.
The Tourist (2010)
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Revolves around Frank, an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path. (103 mins.)
“ Heist film that's sort of a cross between 'To Catch a Thief,' 'Vertigo' (rooftop chase/mistaken identity), and 'Mission: Impossible.' Funny and entertaining. ” - fred-sickly
 
27.
Instinct (1999)
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When a noted anthropologist who left society to live in the jungle is imprisoned for murder, it's up to a young psychiatrist to get through to him. (126 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
“ Did you see this? Has Hopkins ever effed up? ” - fred-sickly
 
28.
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
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A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. (98 mins.)
“ Always makes me so happy Tigga's around. ” - fred-sickly
 
29.
Cool Runnings (1993)
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When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified to the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team. (98 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
“ Have you seen this?! So good! :) ” - fred-sickly
 
30.
Outbreak (1995)
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Extreme measures are necessary to contain an epidemic of a deadly airborne virus. But how extreme, exactly? (127 mins.)
“ This still scares the s*** out of me!! :) ” - fred-sickly
 
31.
Contagion (2011)
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Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure. (106 mins.)
“ If you like 'Outbreak,' this is even better!
I dug it. ” - fred-sickly