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Gone Girl (2014)
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With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent. (149 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
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Heart of a Lion (2013)
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Neo-Nazi falls in love with a woman who has a black son and finds himself fighting with conflicting feelings. (104 mins.)
Director: Dome Karukoski
 
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Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)
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In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, he raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order to have his rights restored. (122 mins.)
 
4.
Starred Up (2013)
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Eric Love (O'Connell) is a 19 year old teenager who is so violent he has been 'Starred Up' (Moved to... (106 mins.)
Director: David Mackenzie
 
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The Paperboy (2012)
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A reporter returns to his Florida home-town to investigate a case involving a death row inmate. (107 mins.)
Director: Lee Daniels
 
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The Marshal of Finland (2012)
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A film about Gustaf Mannerheim, Marshall and 6th President of Finland. (50 mins.)
Director: Gilbert Lukalia
 
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Bekas (2012)
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Iraq in the early 1990 was a devastating land to survive in. When we think of Iraq, the first thing... (97 mins.)
Director: Karzan Kader
 
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Miss Farkku-Suomi (2012)
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(86 mins.)
Director: Matti Kinnunen
 
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End of Watch (2012)
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Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves. (109 mins.)
Director: David Ayer
 
10.
Everybody Has a Plan (2012)
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A man who assumes the identity of his deceased twin in Argentina. (118 mins.)
Director: Ana Piterbarg
 
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A Separation (2011)
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A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. (123 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
13.
Sleeping Beauty (2011)
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A haunting portrait of Lucy, a young university student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of unspoken desires. (101 mins.)
Director: Julia Leigh
 
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The Help (2011)
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An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. (146 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor
 
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The King's Speech (2010)
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The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. (118 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
 
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Princess (2010)
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Princess tells the true story of former cabaret dancer Anna Lappalainen's redemptive struggle with insanity, who checked in to Finland's Kellokoski Psychiatric Hospital in 1945. (104 mins.)
Director: Arto Halonen
 
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In a Better World (2010)
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The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait. (119 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
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My Name Is Khan (2010)
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An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President seriously, and embarks on a cross-country journey. (165 mins.)
Director: Karan Johar
 
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Incendies (2010)
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Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfill their mother's last wishes. (139 mins.)
 
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Hesher (2010)
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A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic. (106 mins.)
Director: Spencer Susser
 
21.
Life, Above All (2010)
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A touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa. (100 mins.)
Director: Oliver Schmitz
 
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Toast (2010 TV Movie)
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The ultimate nostalgia trip through everything edible in 1960's Britain. (96 mins.)
Director: S J Clarkson
 
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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
 
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State of Play (2009)
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When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the congressman, his old college friend. (127 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
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The Soloist (2009)
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A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper. (117 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
 
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The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
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A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later. (129 mins.)
 
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The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
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Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens, a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother... (114 mins.)
 
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A Summer in Genoa (2008)
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A man moves his two daughters to Italy after their mother dies in a car accident, in order to revitalize their lives. Genova changes all three of them as the youngest daughter starts to see the ghost of her mother, while the older one discovers her sexuality. (93 mins.)
 
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Skin (2008)
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Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era. (107 mins.)
Director: Anthony Fabian
 
30.
W. (2008)
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A chronicle of the life and presidency of George W. Bush. (129 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
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Pride and Glory (2008)
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A family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. For Ray, the truth is revelatory, a Pandora's Box that threatens to upend not only the Tierney legacy but the entire NYPD. (130 mins.)
Director: Gavin O'Connor
 
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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
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A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" (120 mins.)
 
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There Will Be Blood (2007)
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A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business. (158 mins.)
 
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Death Defying Acts (2007)
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On a tour of Britain in 1926, Harry Houdini enters into a passionate affair with a psychic out to con the famous magician. (97 mins.)
 
35.
Before the Rains (2007)
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A English spice baron settles in South India during the waning years of the Raj. (98 mins.)
Director: Santosh Sivan
 
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The Stone Merchant (2006)
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A thesis picture: is Western Europe turning a blind eye to the dangers of Islamic fundamentalism? Professor Alceo Bandini believes so... (119 mins.)
 
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River Queen (2005)
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An intimate story set during the 1860s in which a young Irish woman Sarah and her family find themselves on both sides of the turbulent wars between British and Maori during the British colonization of New Zealand. (114 mins.)
Director: Vincent Ward
 
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In My Father's Den (2004)
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A disillusioned war journalist's return home is blighted when he becomes implicated in the mysterious disappearance of a teenage girl he has befriended. (127 mins.)
Director: Brad McGann
 
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Ladder 49 (2004)
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Under the watchful eye of his mentor Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures... (115 mins.)
Director: Jay Russell
 
40.
The Lost Prince (2003 TV Movie)
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The true story of the British royal prince locked away because of having epilepsy. (180 mins.)
 
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Monsieur Ibrahim (2003)
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In Paris, a Turkish shop owner befriends a Jewish boy in his mid-teens. (96 mins.)
 
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Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
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A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works. (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Webber
 
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Black and White (2002)
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Recreation of the landmark 1958 South Australian Court trial of young aboriginal Max Stuart. (99 mins.)
Director: Craig Lahiff
 
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I Am Dina (2002)
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In Northern Norway during the 1860s, a little girl named Dina accidentally causes her mother's death... (125 mins.)
Director: Ole Bornedal
 
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Whale Rider (2002)
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A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize. (101 mins.)
Director: Niki Caro
 
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Feast of All Saints (2001 TV Movie)
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Set in nineteenth-century New Orleans, the story depicts the gens de couleur libre, or the Free People of Colour, a dazzling yet damned class caught between the world of white privilege and black oppression. (140 mins.)
Director: Peter Medak
 
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Diggity's Treasure (2001)
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Raymond is the family black sheep, relying on handouts from his half-brother, Otis. He's lost his job... (91 mins.)
Director: Tom Reeve
 
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Amores Perros (2000)
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A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love. (154 mins.)
 
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My Life So Far (1999)
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Memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate headed up by a strong disciplinarian... (98 mins.)
Director: Hugh Hudson
 
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Cruel Intentions (1999)
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Two wealthy step-siblings of an elite Manhattan prep school make a wager: to de-flower the new headmaster's daughter before the start of term. (97 mins.)
Director: Roger Kumble
 
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The Brave (1997)
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A down-on-his-luck American Indian recently released from jail is offered the chance to "star" as the victim of a snuff film, the resulting pay of which could greatly help his poverty stricken family. (123 mins.)
Director: Johnny Depp
 
52.
Easy Rider (1969)
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Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America. (95 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
 
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Kolya (1996)
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Franta Louka is a concert cellist in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a confirmed bachelor and a lady's man... (105 mins.)
Director: Jan Sverák
 
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What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (1999)
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This sequel to the New Zealand-set drama "Once Were Warriors" revisits alcoholic Maori man Jake Heke (Temuera Morrison) and his wife... (108 mins.)
Director: Ian Mune
 
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Once Were Warriors (1994)
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A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts. (102 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
 
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Mesmer (1994)
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A biography of the eighteenth century Viennese physician, Franz Anton Mesmer, who used unorthodox healing practices based on his theory of "animal magnetism." (107 mins.)
 
57.
Free Willy (1993)
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When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale. (112 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
58.
The Last of His Tribe (1992 TV Movie)
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A tribesman gets burnt out. (90 mins.)
Director: Harry Hook
 
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Scent of a Woman (1992)
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A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated. (156 mins.)
Director: Martin Brest
 
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Boyz n the Hood (1991)
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Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects. (112 mins.)
Director: John Singleton
 
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Clearcut (1991)
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When a lawyer loses an appeal to stop a logging company from clear-cutting Native American land, Arthur... (100 mins.)
 
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High Heels (1991)
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A girl's mother returns after 15 years to find her daughter has married one of her (the mother's) old boyfriends... (112 mins.)
 
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My Left Foot (1989)
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Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot. (103 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
 
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Valmont (1989)
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Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman... (137 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
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Rain Man (1988)
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Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country. (133 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
66.
Mississippi Burning (1988)
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Two FBI agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists. (128 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
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Salaam Bombay! (1988)
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The boy Krishna is abandoned by his mother at the Apollo Circus and she tells him that he can only return... (113 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
 
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Cry Freedom (1987)
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South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend the black activist Steve Biko. (157 mins.)
 
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Stand by Me (1986)
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After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
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The Elephant Man (1980)
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A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity. (124 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
71.
East of Eden (1955)
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In the Salinas Valley, in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming... (115 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
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Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
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A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies. (111 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
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The Wild One (1953)
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Two rival motorcycle gangs terrorize a small town after one of their leaders is thrown in jail. (79 mins.)
Director: Laslo Benedek
 
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National Velvet (1944)
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A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes. (123 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
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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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Of Mice and Men (1939)
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Two itinerant migrant workers, one mentally disabled and the other his carer, take jobs as ranch hands during the Great Depression to fulfill their shared dream of owning their own ranch. (106 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
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Heidi (1937)
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A plucky little orphan girl gets dumped abruptly into her gruff, hermit grandfather's care, then later gets retaken and delivered as a companion for an injured girl. (88 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan