Films that got under my skin

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1.
The Exorcist (1973)
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When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
 
2.
The Visitors (1972)
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Bill, Martha and their little child Hal are spending a quiet winter Sunday in their cosy house when... (88 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
3.
WUSA (1970)
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A radio station in the Deep South becomes the focal point of a right-wing conspiracy. (115 mins.)
 
4.
Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
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A young priest taking over the parish at Ambricourt tries to fulfill his duties even as he fights a mysterious stomach ailment. (115 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
5.
Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
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A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert. (147 mins.)
 
6.
Arna's Children (2004 Documentary)
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Juliano Mer Khamis' documentary on his mother, Arna, an activist against the Israeli occupation who founded an alternative education system for Palestinian children. (85 mins.)
 
7.
Easy Rider (1969)
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Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America. (95 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
 
8.
Lunacy (2005)
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A man takes up residence with a mysterious marquis and is soon persuaded to enter into an asylum for preventative therapy. Things are not what they seem, and the marquis may be even more sinister than what the young man may've predicted. (118 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
9.
The War Zone (1999)
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An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret. (98 mins.)
Director: Tim Roth
 
10.
L'histoire du garçon qui voulait qu'on l'embrasse (1994)
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Raoul is a 20 years old student in Paris. Girls are not interested in him, though he is good-looking... (95 mins.)
Director: Philippe Harel
 
11.
Le Havre (2011)
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When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home. (93 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
12.
Kaspar Hauser (1993)
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Kaspar Hauser is the son of the duke of Baden. At the age of one he was swapped by another baby that has been killed right after the change... (139 mins.)
Director: Peter Sehr
 
13.
Hamilton (2006)
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Chronicles two summer days in the life of a young recent family: Lena, 17, and Joe, 20, two recent and accidental parents residing in a diverse suburban neighborhood in northeast Baltimore City. (65 mins.)
 
14.
Petites révélations (2006)
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(55 mins.)
 
15.
The Man Who Loved Yngve (2008)
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A teenage boy loses his footing when he finds himself drawn to the new boy in class. (90 mins.)
 
16.
The Ninth Configuration (1980)
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A new commanding officer arrives at a remote castle serving as an insane asylum for crazy and AWOL U.S... (118 mins.)
 
17.
La Haine (1995)
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24 hours in the lives of three young men in the French suburbs the day after a violent riot. (98 mins.)
 
18.
The Serpent's Kiss (1997)
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Young Dutch landscape architect Meneer Chrome comes to a remote English estate where Thomas Smithers lives with his wife... (104 mins.)
 
19.
On the Waterfront (1954)
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An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses. (108 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
20.
Valley of the Wolves: Iraq (2006)
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The film covers through fiction real-life events like the occupation of Iraq, the execution of Daniel Pearl, the Hood event and the Abu Ghraib torture scandal. (122 mins.)
 
21.
Withnail & I (1987)
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London, 1969 - two 'resting' (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail and Marwood, fed up with damp... (107 mins.)
Director: Bruce Robinson
 
22.
Ultrà (1991)
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The "Brigatte Veneno" is a fan group from the soccer club "AS Roma". The next match is against "Juventus Turin"... (95 mins.)
Director: Ricky Tognazzi
 
23.
Armadillo (2010 Documentary)
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In February of 2009, a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentarian Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo... (105 mins.)
 
24.
Taxi to the Dark Side (2007 Documentary)
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Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan. (106 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
25.
Surviving Life (Theory and Practice) (2010)
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The film uses a mix of cut-out animation from photographs and live-action segments, and tells the story of a married man who lives a double life in his dreams, where he is married to another woman. (109 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
“ 

I am unable to assess whether psychoanalysis works as a type of therapy. I have never been to a psychoanalyst. For me, psychoanalysis is, most of all, an amazing system for the interpretation of man and the world that works with traditional symbols – therefore, I consider it trustworthy.
~Jan Švankmajer
 ” - detloff
 
26.
Hole in the Paper Sky (2008 Short Film)
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A brilliant, misanthropic math genius is inexplicably drawn into an unusual friendship with a laboratory dog. (34 mins.)
Director: Bill Purple
 
27.
Michael (2011)
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Five months in the life of a pedophile who keeps a 10-year-old boy locked in his basement. (96 mins.)
 
28.
Made in Ash (2012)
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A poignant story about a young girl named Dorotka, who hails from eastern Slovakia. Full of determination... (84 mins.)
Director: Iveta Grofova
 
29.
House of Tolerance (2011)
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Life in an elegant Parisian brothel in the early twentieth century. The madam essentially owns the women: their expenses exceed earnings... (122 mins.)
 
30.
Nothing Bad Can Happen (2013)
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The young Tore seeks in Hamburg a new life among the religious group called The Jesus Freaks. When he... (110 mins.)
Director: Katrin Gebbe
 
31.
The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
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Based on the life and times of Mangal Pandey, 1857: The Rising is a film about the leader of the 1857 mutiny and his fight against the British rule. (150 mins.)
Director: Ketan Mehta
 
32.
Bastards (2013)
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Marco returns to Paris after his brother-in-law's suicide, where he targets the man his sister believes caused the tragedy - though he is ill-prepared for her secrets as they quickly muddy the waters. (100 mins.)
Director: Claire Denis
 
33.
Le Quattro Volte (2010)
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An old shepherd lives his last days in a quiet medieval village perched high on the hills of Calabria... (88 mins.)
 
34.
Play for Today (1970 TV Series)
Episode: Traitor (1971)
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Dishillusioned by his rich, aristocratic upbringing in Britain, top foreign office diplomat Adrian Harris became a spy for the Russians... (75 mins.)
 
35.
Screen Two (1985 TV Series)
Episode: Aimée (1991)
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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to...
 
36.
Unter dir die Stadt (2010)
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Steve recently moved to Frankfurt for work. His wife is a stranger in the new city, bored and vulnerable. She meets her husband's boss who is going through some big events in his life as well. They start to have an affair. (105 mins.)
 
37.
Sleeper (2005)
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A story of rivalry and treachery set in a triangle of love, science and politics (99 mins.)
 
38.
Revanche (2008)
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Ex-con Alex plans to flee to the South with his girl after a robbery. But something terrible happens and revenge seems inevitable. (121 mins.)
Director: Götz Spielmann
 
39.
Lost Boundaries (1949)
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This story is a true account of the lives of Scott and Marsha Carter. Having graduated from medical school... (99 mins.)
 
40.
Lili Marleen (1981)
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In Switzerland German singer 'Willie' falls in love with Jewish composer 'Robert' who offers resistance to the Nazis by helping refugees... (120 mins.)