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1.
Imitation of Life (1959)
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A struggling young actress with a six year-old daughter sets up housekeeping with a homeless black widow and her light-skinned eight year-old daughter who rejects her mother by trying to pass for white. (125 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
 
2.
Sudden Fear (1952)
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After an ambitious actor insinuates himself into the life of a wealthy middle-aged playwright and marries her, he plots with his mistress to murder her. (110 mins.)
Director: David Miller
 
3.
Queen Bee (1955)
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A young woman arrives at the home of her socialite cousin, and soon finds herself sucked into the woman's complex web of deceit. (95 mins.)
 
4.
Designing Woman (1957)
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A sportswriter and a fashion-designer marry after a whirlwind romance, and discover they have little in common. (118 mins.)
 
5.
The Women (1939)
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A study of the lives and romantic entanglements of various interconnected women. (133 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
6.
Magnificent Obsession (1954)
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When churlish, spoiled rich man Bob Merrick foolishly wrecks his speed boat, the rescue team resuscitates... (108 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
 
7.
Giant (1956)
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Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates. (201 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
8.
Pillow Talk (1959)
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A man and a woman who share a telephone line despise each other, but he has fun romancing her with his voice disguised. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Gordon
 
9.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
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A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
10.
All About Eve (1950)
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An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends. (138 mins.)
 
11.
The Anniversary (1968)
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Three sons who work in the family construction business help their overbearing mother celebrate her anniversary to her late husband. (95 mins.)
Director: Roy Ward Baker
 
12.
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
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An aging, reclusive Southern belle, plagued by a horrifying family secret, descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative. (133 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
13.
Dead Ringer (1964)
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The working class twin sister of a callous wealthy woman impulsively murders her out of revenge and assumes the identity of the dead woman. But impersonating her dead twin is more complicated and risky than she anticipated. (116 mins.)
Director: Paul Henreid
 
14.
A Stolen Life (1946)
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When a woman's twin sister is drowned, she assumes her identity in order to be close to the man she feels her sister took from her years before. (109 mins.)
 
15.
Mildred Pierce (1945)
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A hard-working mother inches towards disaster as she divorces her husband and starts a successful restaurant business to support her spoiled daughter. (111 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
16.
Fresno (1986 Mini-Series)
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A long-format spoof of 1980s prime-time soap operas, set in raisin town Fresno, California. (360 mins.)
 
17.
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
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A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars. (118 mins.)
 
18.
Burn After Reading (2008)
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A disk containing the memoirs of a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees who attempt to sell it. (96 mins.)
 
19.
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
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Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously. (116 mins.)
 
20.
One Fine Day (1996)
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Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie... (108 mins.)
Director: Michael Hoffman
 
21.
Inception (2010)
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A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. (148 mins.)
 
22.
Juno (2007)
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Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child. (96 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
 
23.
Titanic (1997)
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A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind, but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (194 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
24.
I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)
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Deprived of a normal childhood by her ambitious mother, Katie, Lillian Roth becomes a star of Broadway and Hollywood before she is twenty... (117 mins.)
Director: Daniel Mann
 
25.
I Want to Live! (1958)
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A prostitute, sentenced to death for murder, pleads her innocence. (120 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
26.
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
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Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young women in show business. (123 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
27.
Back Street (1961)
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Ambitious but thwarted, Rae Smith meets handsome Marine Paul Saxon, (of the Saxon department store chain)... (107 mins.)
Director: David Miller
 
28.
Scarlet Street (1945)
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When a man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman, her venal fianc persuades her to con him out of some of the fortune she thinks he has. (103 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
29.
The Birdcage (1996)
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A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiance's right-wing moralistic parents. (117 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
30.
Trick (1999)
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The misadventures of two young gay men, trying to find a place to be alone, one night in Manhattan. (89 mins.)
Director: Jim Fall
 
31.
The Help (2011)
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An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. (146 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor
 
32.
Rebecca (1940)
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A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife. (130 mins.)