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1.
The Servant (1963)
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An upper-class man hires a servant who turns out to have a hidden agenda. (116 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
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Providence (1977)
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Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives... (110 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
3.
Death in Venice (1971)
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While recovering in Venice, a sickly composer becomes dangerously fixated with a teenage boy. (130 mins.)
 
4.
A Prayer for the Dying (1987)
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Martin, an IRA hitman, is seen by a catholic priest while carrying out a hit. He grows a bond with the priest and his niece. But his past and his former employers put all their lives in danger. (107 mins.)
Director: Mike Hodges
 
5.
The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
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Two cousins unknowingly rob the mob and face the dangerous consequences. (121 mins.)
 
6.
The Damned (1969)
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The dramatic collapse of a wealthy, industrialist/Junker family during the reign of the Third Reich. (156 mins.)
 
7.
Despair (1978)
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Germany in the early 1930s. Against the backdrop of the Nazis' rise, Hermann Hermann, a Russian émigré and chocolate magnate... (119 mins.)
 
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Caligula (1979)
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Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula. (156 mins.)
Director: Tinto Brass
 
9.
Revenge (1989)
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After their son is murdered a couple raise a second son to avenge him. (100 mins.)
 
10.
A River Called Titas (1973)
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A 1973 Bangladeshi film it describes the life of the fishermen on the bank of the Titas River in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh. (159 mins.)
Director: Ritwik Ghatak
 
11.
Motherland Hotel (1987)
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The lonely proprietor of a small hotel in a provincial Turkish town develops a passion for a departed guest and the reality of routine everyday-life starts crumbling into pieces. (101 mins.)
Director: Ömer Kavur
 
12.
Night Journey (1989)
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A confused script writer takes refuge in the ruins of a Byzantine church at a remote village while looking for locations for his next film... (100 mins.)
Director: Ömer Kavur
 
13.
Don't Let Them Shoot the Kite (1989)
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Baris, a 5 year-old little boy, has to stay in a prison with her mother during her detention period. Baris develops a special relationship with Inci, a young woman who also stays in prison. She promises him that the kite will fly someday. (100 mins.)
Director: Tunç Basaran
 
14.
Trances (1981 Documentary)
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The group's "Trances" are our equivalent of "soul music", our irrationality. I followed the example... (90 mins.)
 
15.
Cruel Story of Youth (1960)
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A harsh young man seduces a freeloading young woman and eventually takes advantage of her knack for hitch-hiking to rob middle-class men. (96 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
16.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
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An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. (130 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
17.
Tangerine (2015)
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A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart. (88 mins.)
Director: Sean Baker
 
18.
Blue Sky (1994)
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Jessica Lange stars in a period drama about a family moving to a military base, and she quickly becomes part of a cover-up involving nuclear bomb tests. (101 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
 
19.
All That Jazz (1979)
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Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer. (123 mins.)
Director: Bob Fosse
 
20.
Stakeout (1987)
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Two detectives observe an escaped convict's ex-girlfriend, but complications set in when one of them falls for her. (117 mins.)
Director: John Badham
 
21.
Let It Ride (1989)
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A nosy cab driver gets a hot tip on a race horse and wins big, but he can't seem to stop gambling. Will he go broke or walk home with a pretty penny? (90 mins.)
Director: Joe Pytka
 
22.
Diner (1982)
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A group of college-age buddies struggle with their imminent passage into adulthood in 1959 Baltimore. (110 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
23.
Avalon (1990)
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A Polish-Jewish family comes to the USA at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. There, the family and their children try to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land. (128 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
24.
Bugsy (1991)
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The story of how Bugsy Siegel started Las Vegas. (136 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
25.
Harry and Tonto (1974)
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When his apartment building is torn down, a retired lifelong New Yorker goes on a cross country odyssey with his beloved cat Tonto. (115 mins.)
Director: Paul Mazursky
 
26.
Yallah! Underground (2015 Documentary)
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In a region full of tension, young artists in the Middle East have struggled for years to express themselves... (85 mins.)
Director: Farid Eslam
 
27.
Darwin's Nightmare (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers. (107 mins.)
Director: Hubert Sauper
 
28.
The Sandlot (1993)
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In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures. (101 mins.)
 
29.
First Kid (1996)
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A former boxer turned Secret Service agent is assigned to protect the President's son, who seems determined to make life difficult for his new protector. (101 mins.)
Director: David M. Evans
 
30.
Titicut Follies (1967 Documentary)
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Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us inside the Massachusetts Correctional Institution Bridgewater where people stay trapped in their madness. (84 mins.)