abusive, absent fathers

lives of absent/abusive fathers and their influence on the child/children who either choose to idealize or vilify in return with themes depicted central or incidental to the main plot.

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1.
Bigger Than Life (1956)
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A seriously ill schoolteacher becomes dependent on a "miracle" drug that begins to affect his sanity. (95 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
2.
The Medicine Man (1930)
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The son and daughter of an abusive shopkeeper turn to a medicine show salesman for help. (66 mins.)
Director: Scott Pembroke
 
3.
The Prince and the Pauper (1937)
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Two look-alike boys, one a poor street kid and the other a prince, exchange places to see what the other's life is like. (118 mins.)
 
4.
The Dark Past (1948)
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An escaped psychopathic killer who takes the family and neighbors of police psychologist hostage reveals a recurring nightmare to the doctor. (75 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
5.
Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
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Boxer Rocky Graziano's biopic, based on his autobiography, from childhood to his World Middleweight Championship title win at age 28 in 1947. (113 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
6.
The Singing Nun (1966)
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Young and inexperienced Sister Ann has just arrived at her next posting at Samaritan House, a Dominican... (97 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
7.
Nanami: The Inferno of First Love (1968)
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A teenage goldsmith with a dark past tragically falls in love with a young nude model. (108 mins.)
Director: Susumu Hani
 
8.
Boy (1969)
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A young boy reluctantly aids his swindling father in a threatening scam. (105 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
9.
Brewster McCloud (1970)
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An introverted loner living in the bowels of the Astrodome plots to develop - with the aid of a mysterious guardian angel - a pair of wings that will help him fly. (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
10.
Mourir d'aimer (1971)
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A love story between a teacher, Daniele, 32 years and one of his students Gerard, 17 during the heated atmosphere of May 68... (110 mins.)
Director: André Cayatte
 
11.
Satan's Children (1975)
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Runaway teen Bobby is given shelter by a cult of Satanists, but his presence and questionable sexuality leads to conflicts within Satan's Children, (87 mins.)
Director: Joe Wiezycki
 
12.
The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976)
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A disturbed woman is haunted by memories of childhood abuse, which culminates in a murder spree. (83 mins.)
Director: Matt Cimber
 
13.
Them and Us (1976)
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The teenagers Lasse and Geir is arrested after making trouble on a night bus into town. After a night in the slammer they go home. To Geir's alcoholic mother and to Lasse's father, which is terrorizing the entire family. (91 mins.)
Director: Svend Wam
 
14.
The Great Santini (1979)
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As he approaches manhood, Ben Meechum struggles to win the approval of his demanding alpha male father, an aggressively competitive, but frustrated marine pilot. (115 mins.)
 
15.
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
 
16.
The Attic (1980)
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A librarian devotes her life to caring for her wheelchair-bound tyrannical father after being stood up at the altar... (101 mins.)
Director: George Edwards
 
17.
Night of the Demon (1980)
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Professor Nugget and his students try to track down Bigfoot, but end up uncovering something more sinister at work. (92 mins.)
Director: James C. Wasson
 
18.
Purple Rain (1984)
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A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise. (111 mins.)
Director: Albert Magnoli
 
19.
The Breakfast Club (1985)
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Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. (97 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
 
20.
Desert Bloom (1986)
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The story involves Rose Chismore's youth. She flashes back and remembers her coming-of-age. Her recollections are sometimes less than sweet... (105 mins.)
Director: Eugene Corr
 
21.
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)
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After severely burning himself in a drug incident, a comedian has a near death experience in which he reviews his life. (97 mins.)
Director: Richard Pryor
 
22.
Bullies (1986)
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When the peaceful Morris family move to a small town and buy the town grocery store, they run afoul of the Cullen family... (96 mins.)
Director: Paul Lynch
 
23.
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
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Based on the true life serial killer, Henry Lee Lucas. (83 mins.)
Director: John McNaughton
 
24.
Deadly Friend (1986)
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After his friend is killed by her abusive father, the new kid in town attempts to save her by implanting robotic microchips into her brain. (91 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
25.
Paperhouse (1988)
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A young girl lost in the loneliness and boredom of reality finds solace in an ill boy, whom she can visit in a surreal dream world that she drew in her school composition book. (92 mins.)
Director: Bernard Rose
 
26.
Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)
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The second film in Terence Davies's autobiographical series ('Trilogy', 'The Long Day Closes') is an... (85 mins.)
Director: Terence Davies
 
27.
Relentless (1989)
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Two Los Angeles police detectives, cynical veteran Malloy and cocky rookie Dietz, hunt for a serial killer, an ex-cop named Taylor, whom randomly chooses his victims from a phone directory. (92 mins.)
Director: William Lustig
 
28.
Poison (1991)
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Three intercut stories about outsiders, sex and violence. In "Hero," Richie, at age 7, kills his father and flies away... (85 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
 
29.
Moy luchshiy drug, general Vasiliy, syn Iosifa (1991)
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The film is based on a true story of a sport star Bobrov, who happened to become befriended by Vasili, the son of Stalin. (102 mins.)
Director: Viktor Sadovsky
 
30.
The Lawnmower Man (1992)
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A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science. (108 mins.)
Director: Brett Leonard
 
31.
The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)
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In Missouri, during the 1840s, young Huck Finn fearful of his drunkard father and yearning for adventure, leaves his foster family and joins with runaway slave Jim in a voyage down the Mississippi River toward slavery free states. (108 mins.)
Director: Stephen Sommers
 
32.
Fist of Honor (1993)
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A martial-arts boxer working as a debt collector gets involved in a feud between rival Mafia families in L.A. (95 mins.)
Director: Richard Pepin
 
33.
Jack Be Nimble (1993)
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Jack and Dora, abandoned by their parents as babies, are desperate to find each other after years of adoption... (95 mins.)
Director: Garth Maxwell
 
34.
A Perfect World (1993)
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A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal. (138 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
35.
Die tödliche Maria (1993)
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This dark psychological thriller draws us slowly but surely into Maria's strange world. Tension mounts... (106 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
 
36.
Little Odessa (1994)
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Early 1990s drama about a family of Soviet Jews living in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach ocean-side neighborhood nicknamed Little Odessa. (98 mins.)
Director: James Gray
 
37.
The Brothers McMullen (1995)
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Three Irish Catholic brothers from Long Island struggle to deal with love, marriage, and infidelity. (98 mins.)
Director: Edward Burns
 
38.
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
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A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman that she works for as a maid. (132 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
39.
The Purse Snatcher (1995)
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Alex is very close to his elderly grandmother partly because his busy parents seem to have little or no time for him... (96 mins.)
Director: Maria Peters
 
40.
The Neon Bible (1995)
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While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family... (91 mins.)
Director: Terence Davies
 
41.
Shine (1996)
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Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim. (105 mins.)
Director: Scott Hicks
 
42.
Mary Reilly (1996)
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A housemaid falls in love with Dr. Jekyll and his darkly mysterious counterpart, Mr. Hyde. (108 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
43.
Foxfire (1996)
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The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them... (102 mins.)
 
44.
Bliss (1997)
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A newly married happy couple visits a sex therapist to determine why the wife can't achieve an orgasm with her husband. This causes a horrific suppressed memory to emerge and she becomes more and more distant. (103 mins.)
Director: Lance Young
 
45.
Campfire Tales (1997)
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A group of teens entertain themselves by telling an anthology of famous urban legends with a modern twist; including make-out-point, monsters, psychopaths, and ghosts. (88 mins.)
 
46.
Affliction (1997)
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A deeply troubled small town cop investigates a suspicious hunting death while events occur that cause him to mentally disintergrate. (114 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
 
47.
The Hanging Garden (1997)
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William, a once obese and depressed adolescent, is able to move past his teenage years when he moves to the city and comes out as being gay. When he returns home though, he can't cope with his memories. (91 mins.)
Director: Thom Fitzgerald
 
48.
Suicide Kings (1997)
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A group of youngsters kidnap a respected Mafia figure. (106 mins.)
Director: Peter O'Fallon
 
49.
Annie's Garden (1997)
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In front of his 15-year-old son, a father loses his temper and strikes his younger daughter, thinking she's trying to run away from him... (97 mins.)
Director: Anthony Barnao
 
50.
The Mighty (1998)
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This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size... (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Chelsom
 
51.
The Acid House (1998)
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Three twisted tales of abuse, drugs, displaced personalities and insect life by Scottish writer Irvine Welsh. (111 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
 
52.
River Red (1998)
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A young man (Tom Everett Scott) is placed in the position of having to kill his drunken, abusive father... (104 mins.)
Director: Eric Drilling
 
53.
In Quiet Night (1998)
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A thriller about a man, Dr Wolcott, who is wrongfully acquitted of charges that he molested his daughter... (100 mins.)
Director: Jenny Bowen
 
54.
Joe the King (1999)
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A disadvantaged, abused, neglected, exploited but basically decent kid slips into criminality while trying to cope with his harsh, inescapable reality. (93 mins.)
Director: Frank Whaley
 
55.
Set Me Free (1999)
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Canadian/Swiss/French production that tells the tale of Hannah, a tomboyish 13 year-old hitting puberty in 1963. An unhappy and uncomfortable family life leads Hannah to seek escapism in the world of cinema. Specifically, she repeatedly watches and appears enthralled by Anna Karina, the character from Jean-Luc Godard's "Vivre sa vie" (1962) about a Parisian woman's descent into prostitution. Her confusion surrounding what is real leads to a crush on her female teacher and her actively pursuing what it's like to be a prostitute for an evening. (95 mins.)
Director: Léa Pool
 
56.
Les convoyeurs attendent (1999)
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Dreaming of more than his routine life, a father pushes his 15 years old son to break a world record: opening and closing a door 40,000 times in 24 hours. (94 mins.)
Director: Benoît Mariage
 
57.
Innocents (2000)
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A traveling cellist gets involved with two disturbed sisters on their way to Seattle to tell their mom that their dad has just passed away... (90 mins.)
 
58.
Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)
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A portrait of the effects of schizophrenia on family life is the central focus. (94 mins.)
 
59.
American Beauty (1999)
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A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
 
60.
Erskineville Kings (1999)
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Barky, 25, lost soul, left home two years ago to escape his abusive father leaving behind everything in the world that was important to him; now that his father's dead, he thinks it's safe to come home. (90 mins.)
Director: Alan White
 
61.
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.)
 
62.
I'll Wave Back (2000)
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(103 mins.)
Director: Jefferson Davis
 
63.
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 Singh
 
64.
El Bola (2000)
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El Bola, a 12 year old boy a.k.a. "Pellet" is a 12 year old boy raised in a violent and sordid environment... (88 mins.)
Director: Achero Mañas
 
65.
Home Sweet Home (2001)
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The wife and son of an unemployed, foul-tempered man suffer under ever-worsening domestic violence. One day while his father is taking a nap... (101 mins.)
Director: Dan Ying
 
66.
You Really Got Me (2001)
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Jan's fastfood-business is going bankrupt, his girlfriend has left him, and he is being exploited by his live-in father... (88 mins.)
Director: Pål Sletaune
 
67.
AKA (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
AKA is the story of a disaffected youth's search for love, status, and identity in late 1970s Britain... (123 mins.)
Director: Duncan Roy
 
68.
All Hell Let Loose (2002)
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Minoo returns to her family in Sweden to attend her sister Gita's wedding. Her mother and father believe that she has disgraced the family having worked as a stripper. (100 mins.)
Director: Susan Taslimi
 
69.
Murder by Numbers (2002)
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Two gifted high school students execute a "perfect" murder - then become engaged in an intellectual contest with a seasoned homicide detective. (115 mins.)
 
70.
Three Days of Rain (2002)
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Six Anton Chekhov short stories set in modern day Cleveland during a three day rain storm. (98 mins.)
 
71.
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
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Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum. (114 mins.)
Director: Peter Mullan
 
72.
Ken Park (2002)
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Ken Park is about several Californian skateboarders' lives and relationships with and without their parents. (93 mins.)
 
73.
Valentin (2002)
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An 8-year-old boy, raised by his grandmother, is surrounded by problems in his family he finds only himself capable of solving. (86 mins.)
 
74.
The Year of the First Kiss (2002)
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31 year-old Tristan remembers the time when he was 15 and had just hit puberty. But he is not alone in this... (94 mins.)
Director: Kai Wessel
 
75.
Kiss the Bride (2002)
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Three sisters find themselves battling for love and validation. (89 mins.)
Director: Vanessa Parise
 
76.
Bad Boys (2003)
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The story bases on four Finnish brothers, nicknamed 'the Eura Daltons' who received nation-wide notoriety... (126 mins.)
Director: Aleksi Mäkelä
 
77.
The Mudge Boy (2003)
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Sensitive, somewhat effeminate farm-boy Duncan Mudge can barely cope with grim, since Ma's death even gloomier father Edgar's manly expectations... (94 mins.)
Director: Michael Burke
 
78.
The Beat (2003)
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In a split narrative, a young man follows two paths: his father's dream of him becoming a cop, and his own dream of becoming a rapper (85 mins.)
Director: Brandon Sonnier
 
79.
Swimming Upstream (2003)
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The inspirational life story of Australian swimmer Tony Fingleton. (114 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
 
80.
Blue Citrus Hearts (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A coming-out, coming-of-age tale set in Memphis Tennessee. (115 mins.)
Director: Morgan Jon Fox
 
81.
Dear Frankie (2004)
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After having responded to her son's numerous letters in the guise of his father, a woman hires a stranger to pose as his dad when meeting him. (105 mins.)
Director: Shona Auerbach
 
82.
Satan's Little Helper (2004)
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A naive young boy unknowingly becomes the pawn of a serial killer. (96 mins.)
Director: Jeff Lieberman
 
83.
Popular Music (2004)
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Two boys grow up together in town of Pajala at 60's. United by rock'n'roll music. (105 mins.)
Director: Reza Bagher
 
84.
Ice Men (2004)
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For the first time since taking possession of the family cabin, Vaughn has invited his best friends up for a winter weekend of hunting and drinking... (108 mins.)
Director: Thom Best
 
85.
Electric Shadows (2004)
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For no apparent reason, a mute young woman assaults a youth who delivers water on his bicycle, injuring him and ruining his bike... (93 mins.)
Director: Jiang Xiao
 
86.
Control (2004)
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A sociopath on death row is given a chance to live if he agrees to take part in a chemical behavioral modification program. (104 mins.)
Director: Tim Hunter
 
87.
Snowland (2005)
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In the snowy landscape of Lapland, a newly-widowed writer discovers the traces of a bygone love story through which she finds a way back to her own life. (142 mins.)
 
88.
One Missed Call 2 (2005)
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In Japan, the daycare teacher Kyoko Okudera is convinced by her colleague and friend Madoka to visit... (105 mins.)
 
89.
The Sisters (2005)
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Based on Anton Chekov's "The Three Sisters" about siblings living in a college town who struggle with the death of their father and try to reconcile relationships in their own lives. (113 mins.)
 
90.
Down in the Valley (2005)
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Set in the present-day San Fernando Valley, the project revolves around a delusional man who believes he's a cowboy and the relationship that he starts with a rebellious young woman. (108 mins.)
Director: David Jacobson
 
91.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
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A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor. (103 mins.)
Director: Shane Black
 
92.
The Quiet (2005)
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Dot (Belle), a young deaf and mute woman, is sent to live with her godparents (Falco and Donovan) and their daughter (Cuthbert). The new addition to the household realizes that everything is not copacetic in the home, and the family's dark come to light. (96 mins.)
Director: Jamie Babbit
 
93.
The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
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The life of Bettie Page, a 1950s pin-up model and one of the first sex icons in America, who became the target of a Senate investigation due to her risqué bondage photos. (91 mins.)
Director: Mary Harron
 
94.
Firecracker (2005)
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A young boy who lives in a dysfunctional home went to the carnival and met a singer. Shortly after, a murder took place... (112 mins.)
Director: Steve Balderson
 
95.
Doll Graveyard (2005)
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It's 1911 when 12 year old Sophia plays all by herself in her big, creepy house with only four handmade dolls as friends... (71 mins.)
Director: Charles Band
 
96.
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)
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The movie is a coming-of-age drama about a boy growing up in Astoria, N.Y., during the 1980s. As his friends end up dead, on drugs or in prison, he comes to believe he has been saved from their fate by various so-called saints. (100 mins.)
Director: Dito Montiel
 
97.
Volver (2006)
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After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life. (121 mins.)
 
98.
The Last Sin Eater (2007)
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In seeking her own redemption from the man of whom she is most afraid, ten-year-old Cadi Forbes discovers a secret sin haunting her community of Welsh immigrants in 1850s Appalachia. (117 mins.)
 
99.
Kill Buljo: The Movie (2007)
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A Norwegian parody of Kill Bill. (93 mins.)
Director: Tommy Wirkola
 
100.
Perfect Stranger (2007)
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A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her childhood friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse. (109 mins.)
Director: James Foley