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1.
Upstream Color (2013)
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A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives. (96 mins.)
Director: Shane Carruth
 
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Sorcerer (1977)
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Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle. (121 mins.)
 
3.
To the Wonder (2012)
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After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood. (112 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
4.
My Brother the Devil (2012)
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Two teenage brothers must face their own prejudices head on if they are to survive the perils of being British Arabs growing up on the streets of gangland London. (111 mins.)
 
5.
42 (2013)
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This movie is about Jackie Robinson and his journey to becoming a Brooklyn Dodger and his life during that time. (128 mins.)
Director: Brian Helgeland
 
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The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
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A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective. (140 mins.)
 
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Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963)
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This consists of four short films by different directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals... (122 mins.)
 
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Kotoko (2011)
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The story of a single mother who suffers from double vision; caring for her baby is a nerve-wrecking... (91 mins.)
 
9.
Side Effects (2013)
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A young woman's world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects. (106 mins.)
 
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Starlet (2012)
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An unlikely friendship forms between 21 year-old Jane and the elderly Sadie after Jane discovers a hidden stash of money inside an object at Sadie's yard sale. (103 mins.)
Director: Sean Baker
 
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Barbara (2012)
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A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital. (105 mins.)
 
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Ms .45 (1981)
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A timid and mute seamstress goes insane after being attacked and raped twice in one day, in which she takes to the streets of New York City after dark and randomly shoots men with a .45 caliber pistol. (80 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
 
13.
The Big Combo (1955)
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A police lt. is ordered to stop investigating deadly crime boss Mr. Brown, because he hasn't been able to get any hard evidence against him. He then goes after Brown's girlfriend who despises him, for information instead. (87 mins.)
Director: Joseph Lewis
 
14.
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
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John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces. (98 mins.)
Director: John Moore
 
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Primer (2004)
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Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention. (77 mins.)
Director: Shane Carruth
 
16.
Old Joy (2006)
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Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains. (76 mins.)
Director: Kelly Reichardt
 
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Red Hook Summer (2012)
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A middle-class boy from Atlanta finds his worldview changed as he spends the summer with his deeply religious grandfather in the housing projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn. (121 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
18.
Bad 25 (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on Michael Jackson and the legacy of his record Bad. (131 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
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The Central Park Five (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime. (119 mins.)
 
20.
Only the Young (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on three teenagers living in a small desert town in Southern California. (72 mins.)
 
21.
Midnight's Children (2012)
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A pair of children, born within moments of India gaining independence from Britain, grow up in the country that is nothing like their parent's generation. (146 mins.)
Director: Deepa Mehta
 
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4:44 Last Day on Earth (2011)
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A look at how a painter and a successful actor spend their last day together before the world comes to an end. (82 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
 
23.
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
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Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship. (96 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
24.
Wanderlust (2012)
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Rattled by sudden unemployment, a Manhattan couple surveys alternative living options, ultimately deciding to experiment with living on a rural commune where free love rules. (98 mins.)
Director: David Wain
 
25.
Gangster Squad (2013)
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It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city. (113 mins.)
Director: Ruben Fleischer
 
26.
Zaytoun (2012)
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Beirut, 1982: a young Palestinian refugee helps an Israeli fighter pilot escape from PLO captivity because he wants to visit his ancestral family home. En route through war-torn Lebanon their relationship develops into a close bond. (110 mins.)
Director: Eran Riklis
 
27.
When Pigs Have Wings (2011)
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After a tempest, fishermen do not find only fish in their nets. That is what happens to Jafaar, a poor fisherman who lives poorly in Gaza... (98 mins.)
Director: Sylvain Estibal
 
28.
Phil Spector (2013 TV Movie)
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A drama centered on the relationship between Phil Spector and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden while the music business legend was on trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson. (92 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
 
29.
Lost in Thailand (2012)
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On a wild road trip, three men find inner peace in the city that never sleeps. (105 mins.)
Director: Zheng Xu
 
30.
Of Mice and Men (1992)
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Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams. (115 mins.)
Director: Gary Sinise
 
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Rhino Season (2012)
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Kurdish-Iranian poet Sahel has just been released from a thirty-year prison sentence in Iran. Now the one thing keeping him going is the thought of finding his wife, who thinks him dead for over twenty years. (88 mins.)
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
 
32.
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
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A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point. (99 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
33.
The Landlord (1970)
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At the age of twenty-nine, Elgar Enders "runs away" from home. This running away consists of buying... (112 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
 
34.
The Three Musketeers (2011)
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The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war. (110 mins.)
 
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The Last Ride (2011)
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At the end of 1952, with the best years of Hank Williams's career behind him, he hires a local kid to drive him through the Appalachian countryside for a pair of New Years shows in West Virginia and Ohio. (102 mins.)
Director: Harry Thomason