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1.
The Belly of an Architect (1987)
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An American architect arrives in Italy, supervising an exhibition for a French architect, Boullée, who is famous for his oval structures... (119 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
2.
Blade Runner (1982)
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A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
3.
Gattaca (1997)
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A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. (106 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
 
4.
Metropolis (1927)
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In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. (153 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
5.
My Architect (2003 Documentary)
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Director Nathaniel Kahn searches to understand his father, noted architect Louis Kahn, who died bankrupt and alone in 1974. (116 mins.)
Director: Nathaniel Kahn
 
6.
Lost in Translation (2003)
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A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo. (102 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
 
7.
The International (2009)
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An Interpol agent attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution's role in an international arms dealing ring. (118 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
 
8.
Equilibrium (2002)
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In a fascist future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system. (107 mins.)
Director: Kurt Wimmer
 
9.
THX 1138 (1971)
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Set in the 25th century, the story centers around a man and a woman who rebel against their rigidly controlled society. (86 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
 
10.
Æon Flux (2005)
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Aeon Flux is a mysterious assassin working for the Monicans, a group of rebels trying to overthrow the government. When she is sent on a mission to kill the Chairman, a whole new mystery is found. (93 mins.)
Director: Karyn Kusama
 
11.
Rear Window (1954)
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A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. (112 mins.)
 
12.
Koyaanisqatsi (1982 Documentary)
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A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them. (86 mins.)
Director: Godfrey Reggio
 
13.
Mon Oncle (1958)
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Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law, and nephew, but he can't quite fit into the surroundings. (117 mins.)
Director: Jacques Tati
 
14.
Manufactured Landscapes (2006 Documentary)
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Photographer Edward Burtynsky travels the world observing changes in landscapes due to industrial work and manufacturing. (86 mins.)
 
15.
The Architect (2006)
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An architect engages in conflict with an activist who lives in a dangerous complex the architect designed. (82 mins.)
Director: Matt Tauber
 
16.
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
 
17.
The Fountainhead (1949)
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An uncompromising, visionary architect struggles to maintain his integrity and individualism despite personal, professional and economic pressures to conform to popular standards. (114 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
18.
Baraka (1992 Documentary)
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion. (96 mins.)
Director: Ron Fricke
 
19.
Brazil (1985)
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A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state. (132 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
20.
Cube (1997)
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Six complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps. (90 mins.)
Director: Vincenzo Natali
 
21.
The Lake House (2006)
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A lonely doctor, who once occupied an unusual lakeside house, begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late. (99 mins.)
 
22.
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
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The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband's restaurant. (124 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
23.
Click (2006)
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A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices. (107 mins.)
Director: Frank Coraci
 
24.
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.)
 
25.
The Shining (1980)
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A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
26.
The Truman Show (1998)
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An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show. (103 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
27.
Paris, je t'aime (2006)
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Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened. (120 mins.)
 
28.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
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Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders. (76 mins.)
Director: Robert Wiene
 
29.
Oscar Niemeyer - A Vida É Um Sopro (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary on the life, works and philosophy of a genius and a human being of unique "largesse d'esprit". (90 mins.)
Director: Fabiano Maciel
 
30.
Batman (1989)
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The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker. (126 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
31.
Contempt (1963)
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Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue. (103 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
32.
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
 
33.
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.)
 
34.
In Bruges (2008)
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Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be. (107 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
 
35.
The Cell (2000)
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An FBI agent persuades a social worker, who is adept with a new experimental technology, to enter the mind of a comatose serial killer in order to learn where he has hidden his latest kidnap victim. (107 mins.)
Director: Tarsem
 
36.
North by Northwest (1959)
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A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. (136 mins.)
 
37.
Eames: The Architect & The Painter (2011 Documentary)
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The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America's most influential and important industrial designers... (85 mins.)
 
38.
Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio (2010 Documentary)
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In rural Alabama, architecture students cross the threshold of poverty to build communities, not just structures, and leave snakebit to make a better world. (57 mins.)
 
39.
Urbanized (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. (85 mins.)
Director: Gary Hustwit
 
40.
Japan: 3 Generations of Avant-Garde Architects (1989 Documentary)
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Japan's establishment as an economic superpower led to a Golden Age of Japanese architecture. Six innovators stand out particularly, fusing Japanese traditions with modern materials and technology. (56 mins.)
 
41.
The Third Man (1949)
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Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime. (104 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
42.
Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect (2008 Documentary)
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Rarely has an architect caused as much sensation outside of the architecture community as Rem Koolhaas... (98 mins.)
 
43.
Playtime (1967)
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Monsieur Hulot curiously wanders around a high-tech Paris, paralleling a trip with a group of American tourists. Meanwhile, a nightclub/restaurant prepares its opening night, but it's still under construction. (115 mins.)
Director: Jacques Tati
 
44.
A Single Man (2009)
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An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles. (99 mins.)
Director: Tom Ford
 
45.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
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"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. (117 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
46.
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (2011 Documentary)
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Destroyed in a dramatic and highly-publicized implosion, the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex has... (79 mins.)
Director: Chad Freidrichs
 
47.
Visual Acoustics (2008 Documentary)
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Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world's greatest architectural photographer... (83 mins.)
Director: Eric Bricker
 
48.
How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster? (2010 Documentary)
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The film traces the rise of one of the world's premier architects, Norman Foster, and his unending quest to improve the quality of life through design. (78 mins.)
 
49.
Detropia (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base. (90 mins.)
 
50.
Tent City, U.S.A. (2012 Documentary)
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A look at homelessness in Nashville, Tennessee. (86 mins.)
Director: Steven Cantor
 
51.
Brink (2013 TV Series)
Episode: Masdar: A Green City (2013)
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(24 mins.)
 
52.
Surviving Progress (2011 Documentary)
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Theorists consider the evolution of human society and question the sustainability of the current paradigm. (86 mins.)
 
53.
Prophets of Science Fiction (2011 TV Series)
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The science-fiction imaginings of the writers of the past are now becoming the science realities of our day.
 
54.
Mega Engineering (2009 TV Series)
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Take a journey inside the monumental future of mega-builds for a high stakes look at tomorrow's extreme engineering.
 
55.
A Master Builder (2013)
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A successful, ego-maniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses wants to make peace as his life approaches its final act. (130 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
56.
The Passenger (1975)
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A frustrated war correspondent, unable to find the war he's been asked to cover, takes the risky path of co-opting the I.D. of a dead arms dealer acquaintance. (126 mins.)