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1.
Yellow (2012)
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A dramedy centered on Mary Holmes, a young woman with a drug habit and a myriad of other problems. (105 mins.)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
 
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The Edge of Love (2008)
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Two feisty, free-spirited women are connected by the brilliant, charismatic poet who loves them both. (110 mins.)
Director: John Maybury
 
3.
Interview (2007)
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After falling out with his editor, a fading political journalist is forced to interview America's most popular soap actress. (84 mins.)
Director: Steve Buscemi
 
4.
Factory Girl (2006)
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Based on the rise and fall of socialite Edie Sedgwick, concentrating on her relationships with Andy Warhol and a folk singer. (90 mins.)
 
5.
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
 
6.
An Education (2009)
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A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age. (100 mins.)
Director: Lone Scherfig
 
7.
Drive (2011)
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A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself trouble when he helps out his neighbor. (100 mins.)
 
8.
Gandhi (1982)
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Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed. (191 mins.)
 
9.
Great Expectations (2012)
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. (128 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
 
10.
Into the Wild (2007)
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After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life. (148 mins.)
Director: Sean Penn
 
11.
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
 
12.
Shame (2011)
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In New York City, Brandon's carefully cultivated private life - which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction - is disrupted when his sister arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay. (101 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
 
13.
Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
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Sam Childers is a former drug-dealing biker tough guy who found God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been forced to become soldiers. (129 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
 
14.
The Forger (2012)
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A teenager wanders into Carmel, California, where he is soon introduced to the art-forgery community. (94 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Roeck
 
15.
The Flowers of War (2011)
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A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety. (146 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
16.
Life of Pi (2012)
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A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger. (127 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
17.
Nobody Walks (2012)
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A Silver Lake family's relaxed dynamic is tested after they take in a young artist so she can complete her art film. (83 mins.)
Director: Ry Russo-Young
 
18.
Little Children (2006)
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The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations in suburban Massachusetts. (136 mins.)
Director: Todd Field
 
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Main Street (2010)
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Several residents of a small Southern city whose lives are changed by the arrival of a stranger with... (92 mins.)
Director: John Doyle
 
20.
Mud (2012)
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Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail and to reunite him with his true love. (130 mins.)
Director: Jeff Nichols
 
21.
On the Road (2012)
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Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly. (124 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
 
22.
Sympathy for Delicious (2010)
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A newly paralyzed DJ gets more than he bargained for when he seeks out the world of faith healing. (96 mins.)
Director: Mark Ruffalo
 
23.
The Believer (2001)
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A young Jewish man develops a fiercely anti-Semitic philosophy. Based on the factual story of a K.K.K. member in the 1960s who was revealed to be Jewish by a New York Times reporter. (98 mins.)
Director: Henry Bean
 
24.
The Cat's Meow (2001)
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Semi-true story of the Hollywood murder that occurred at a star-studded gathering aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924. (114 mins.)
 
25.
The Dancer (2000)
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A mute dancer teaches movement to adoring kids and wins the dance contest every Saturday night at a cavernous Brooklyn disco... (89 mins.)
Director: Fred Garson
 
26.
The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (2017)
Henry is an introverted architect. After the death of his wife in a car accident, he sets out to help Millie, a homeless teen, to build a raft to sail across the Atlantic. (107 mins.)
Director: Bill Purple
 
27.
The Ides of March (2011)
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An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. (101 mins.)
Director: George Clooney
 
28.
The Kate Logan Affair (2010)
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A psychologically unstable young police woman named Kate Logan and a married Frenchman find themselves caught up in a dramatic twisted affair. (85 mins.)
Director: Noël Mitrani
 
29.
The Slaughter Rule (2002)
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A young man finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a high-school football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man team. (112 mins.)
 
30.
We Are Marshall (2006)
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When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive. (131 mins.)
Director: McG
 
31.
Exteriors (2011)
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EXTERIORS is a film by Patrik Syversen and Marie Kristiansen. Its a poetic, realistic, surrealistic and somewhat experimental drama... (80 mins.)
 
32.
Albert Nobbs (2011)
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Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th-century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most elegant hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living. (113 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo García
 
33.
Fish Tank (2009)
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Everything changes for 15-year-old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend. (123 mins.)
Director: Andrea Arnold
 
34.
Life on Liberty Street (2004 TV Movie)
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A nurse, trying to salvage her life after her husband and job are gone, winds up working in a halfway house full of mildly brain-damaged patients and receives help from those she helps. (89 mins.)
 
35.
A Woman Called Job (2014)
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A ghostwriter confronts a gunman during a bank robbery beginning a surreal adventure through Cape Cod... (80 mins.)
Director: Kurt Burk
 
36.
Heights (2005)
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Spanning twenty-four hours, Heights follows five New Yorkers challenged to choose their destiny before the sun comes up the next day. (93 mins.)
Director: Chris Terrio
 
37.
LUV (2012)
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An 11-year-old boy gets a crash course in what it means to be a man when he spends a day with the ex-convict uncle he idolizes. (94 mins.)
Director: Sheldon Candis
 
38.
Another Happy Day (2011)
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A wedding at her parents' Annapolis estate hurls high-strung Lynn into the center of touchy family dynamics. (119 mins.)
Director: Sam Levinson
 
39.
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
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A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss. (118 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
40.
House of D (2004)
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By working through problems stemming from his past, Tom Warshaw, an American artist living in Paris, begins to discover who he really is, and returns to his home to reconcile with his family and friends. (97 mins.)
Director: David Duchovny
 
41.
The Hours (2002)
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The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives. (114 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
42.
Thérèse (2012)
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An unhappily married woman struggles to break free from social pressures. (110 mins.)
Director: Claude Miller
 
43.
Somewhere (2010)
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After withdrawing to the Chateau Marmont, a passionless Hollywood actor reexamines his life when his eleven-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit. (97 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
 
44.
Gimme Shelter (2013)
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A pregnant teenager flees her abusive mother in search of her father, only to be rejected by her stepmother and forced to survive on the streets until a compassionate stranger offers a hopeful alternative. (101 mins.)
Director: Ron Krauss
 
45.
Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)
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An ambitious married woman's temptation by a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal, recklessness, and forever alters the course of her life. (111 mins.)
Director: Tyler Perry
 
46.
Me and Orson Welles (2008)
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In 1937, a teenager is cast in the Mercury Theatre production of "Julius Caesar" directed by a young Orson Welles. (114 mins.)
 
47.
Stage Beauty (2004)
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A female theatre dresser creates a stir and sparks a revolution in seventeenth century London theatre by playing Desdemona in Othello. But what will become of the male actor she once worked for and eventually replaced? (106 mins.)
Director: Richard Eyre
 
48.
One True Thing (1998)
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A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother. (127 mins.)
Director: Carl Franklin
 
49.
Generation Um... (2012)
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Three adults during a single day in New York City, one filled with sex, drugs, and indecision. (97 mins.)
Director: Mark Mann
 
50.
Cosmopolis (2012)
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Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart. (109 mins.)
 
51.
Elles (2011)
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On her latest assignment, a journalist for Elle immerses herself in a prostitution ring run by university students. (99 mins.)
 
52.
Certified Copy (2010)
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In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged British writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. While there, a chance question reveals something deeper. (106 mins.)
 
53.
Disengagement (2007)
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A political drama centered around Israel's pullout from the occupied Gaza strip, in which a French woman of Israeli origin comes to the Gaza Strip to find her long ago abandoned daughter. (115 mins.)
Director: Amos Gitai
 
54.
Bee Season (2005)
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A wife and mother begins a downward emotional spiral, as her husband avoids their collapsing marriage by immersing himself in his 11 year-old daughter's quest to become a spelling bee champion. (104 mins.)
 
55.
Blackout (2007)
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Chain of events that unfolds in a forgotten Brooklyn neighborhood during the blackout of 2003. (95 mins.)
Director: Jerry LaMothe
 
56.
Constellation (2005)
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Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they... (96 mins.)
 
57.
Veronika Decides to Die (2009)
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After a frantic suicide attempt, Veronika awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live. (103 mins.)
Director: Emily Young
 
58.
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
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A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. (104 mins.)
 
59.
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
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Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult. (102 mins.)
Director: Sean Durkin
 
60.
School Ties (1992)
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Set in the 1950s, a star-quarterback is given an opportunity to attend an elite preparatory school but must conceal the fact that he is Jewish. (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Mandel
 
61.
Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)
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The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met. (96 mins.)
Director: David Lowery
 
62.
Shrink (2009)
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Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients. (104 mins.)
Director: Jonas Pate
 
63.
The Lifeguard (2013)
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A former valedictorian quits her reporter job in New York and returns to the place she last felt happy: her childhood home in Connecticut. She gets work as a lifeguard and starts a dangerous relationship with a troubled teenager. (98 mins.)
Director: Liz W. Garcia
 
64.
People Like Us (2012)
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While settling his recently deceased father's estate, a salesman discovers he has a sister whom he never knew about, leading both siblings to re-examine their perceptions about family and life choices. (114 mins.)
Director: Alex Kurtzman
 
65.
Twelve Thirty (2010)
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TWELVE THIRTY is drama about a family with adult children that is broken, and a self-centered young man who... (120 mins.)
Director: Jeff Lipsky
 
66.
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
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Two teenage cancer patients begin a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam. (126 mins.)
Director: Josh Boone
 
67.
1,000 Times Good Night (2013)
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Rebecca is one of the world's top war photographers. She must weather a major emotional storm when her... (117 mins.)
Director: Erik Poppe
 
68.
Very Good Girls (2013)
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Two New York City girls make a pact to lose their virginity during their first summer out of high school. When they both fall for the same street artist, the friends find their connection tested for the first time. (91 mins.)
Director: Naomi Foner
 
69.
The Judge (2014)
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Big-city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family. (141 mins.)
Director: David Dobkin
 
70.
About Alex (2014)
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When a group of old college friends reunite over a long weekend after one of them attempts suicide, old crushes and resentments shine light on their life decisions, and ultimately push friendships and relationships to the brink. (99 mins.)
Director: Jesse Zwick
 
71.
The Good Lie (2014)
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A group of Sudanese refugees given the chance to resettle in America arrive in Kansas City, Missouri, where their encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives. (110 mins.)
 
72.
Louder Than Words (2013)
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After the unexpected death of their daughter, a couple work to build a state of the art children's hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process. (95 mins.)
Director: Anthony Fabian
 
73.
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
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One couple's story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone. (123 mins.)
Director: Ned Benson
 
74.
Not Today (2013)
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While on vacation with friends in Hyderabad, India, Caden Welles - a privileged young man with the world at his disposal - takes an unexpected turn in life after initially refusing to help a starving man and his daughter. (103 mins.)
Director: Jon Van Dyke
 
75.
Wild (2014)
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A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy. (115 mins.)
 
76.
A Five Star Life (2013)
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Forty-something Irene had a dream job that made her life easy: she was indeed a luxury hotel inspector... (85 mins.)
 
77.
Magnolia (1999)
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An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley. (188 mins.)
 
78.
If I Stay (2014)
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Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined. The choice is hers if she can go on. (107 mins.)
Director: R.J. Cutler
 
79.
Some Girl(s) (2013)
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On the eve of his wedding, a successful writer travels across the country to meet up with ex-lovers in an attempt to make amends for past relationship transgressions. (90 mins.)
 
80.
Whiplash (2014)
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A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential. (107 mins.)
Director: Damien Chazelle
 
81.
The Normal Heart (2014 TV Movie)
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A gay activist attempts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during the early 1980s. (132 mins.)
Director: Ryan Murphy
 
82.
A Brilliant Young Mind (2014)
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A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad. (111 mins.)
Director: Morgan Matthews
 
83.
Third Person (2013)
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Three interlocking love stories involving three couples in three cities: Rome, Paris, and New York. (137 mins.)
Director: Paul Haggis
 
84.
Me Before You (2016)
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A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of. (110 mins.)
Director: Thea Sharrock
 
85.
The Sea of Trees (2015)
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A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out. (110 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
86.
Hidden Figures (2016)
A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions.
Director: Theodore Melfi