Films Watched 2014

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1.
Berthe Morisot (2012 TV Movie)
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(100 mins.)
 
2.
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
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A depressed musician reunites with his lover. Though their romance, which has already endured several centuries, is disrupted by the arrival of her uncontrollable younger sister. (123 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
3.
Downfall (2004)
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Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII. (156 mins.)
 
4.
Striking Distance (1993)
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Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted then to river duty, the killer taunts Tom. (102 mins.)
 
5.
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.)
 
6.
U.S. Marshals (1998)
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U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard (Jones) and his team of Marshals are assigned to track down Sheridan (Snipes), who has been accused of a double-murder. (131 mins.)
Director: Stuart Baird
 
7.
Contagion (2011)
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Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure. (106 mins.)
 
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Nebraska (2013)
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An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize. (115 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
 
9.
My Tiny Universe (2004)
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In "my tiny universe", a dark comedy, Bobby Devillin is one of the biggest producers in Hollywood, making... (92 mins.)
 
10.
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
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After his father's death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother, which is suddenly challenged when love walks into his life. (118 mins.)
 
11.
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
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A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her erotic experiences to the man who saved her after a beating. (117 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
 
12.
Valentine's Day (2010)
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Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine's Day. (125 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
 
13.
Big Sisters Gang (2012 TV Movie)
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14-year-old Violette's family move to a suburban area classified as a difficult zone by the government. Bullied, she seeks 16-year-old Sabine's help, is drawn into her gang, and is soon swept up into physical violence.
 
14.
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
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In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease. (117 mins.)
 
15.
Far and Away (1992)
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A young Irish couple flee to the States, but subsequently struggle to obtain land and prosper freely. (140 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
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The Return (2003)
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In the Russian wilderness, two brothers face a range of new, conflicting emotions when their father - a man they know only through a single photograph - resurfaces. (105 mins.)
 
17.
L.A. Confidential (1997)
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As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice. (138 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
 
18.
The Invasion (2007)
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As a Washington, D.C. psychiatrist unearths the origin of an alien epidemic, she also discovers her son might be the only way it can be stopped. (99 mins.)
 
19.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
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The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. (99 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
 
20.
The Reader (2008)
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Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial. (124 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
21.
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
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A delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet. (106 mins.)
Director: Craig Gillespie
 
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Sea Wolf (2009 Mini-Series)
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A young man is taken aboard a seal-hunting vessel helmed by the cruel captain Wolf Larsen. (180 mins.)
 
23.
Capital (2012)
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The newly appointed CEO of a giant European investment bank works to hold on to his power when an American hedge fund company tries to buy out his company. (114 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
 
24.
Hammett (1982)
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Fictional account of real-life mystery writer Dashiell Hammett, and his involvement in the investigation of a beautiful Chinese cabaret actress' mysterious disappearance in San Francisco. (97 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
25.
The Social Network (2010)
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Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. (120 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
26.
Seraphim Falls (2006)
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At the end of the Civil War, a colonel hunts down a man with whom he has a grudge. (115 mins.)
 
27.
Domino (2005)
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A recounting of Domino Harvey's life story. The daughter of actor Laurence Harvey turned away from her career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter. (127 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
28.
Gomorrah (2008)
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An inside look at Italy's modern crime families. (137 mins.)
Director: Matteo Garrone
 
29.
Black Hawk Down (2001)
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160 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis. (144 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
30.
Tis kakomoiras (1963)
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A well-off grocery owner and his right hand, a kind but insolent provincial, who are head over heels for two young neighbours, are about to have their ambitious plans crushed when the girls' true sweethearts will make their appearance. (96 mins.)
 
31.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
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A young woman separated from her lover by war faces a life-altering decision. (91 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
 
32.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
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Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. (169 mins.)
 
33.
Terror's Advocate (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary on Jacques Vergès, the controversial lawyer and former Free French Forces guerrilla who has defending unpopular figures such as Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy. (135 mins.)
 
34.
Morning Glory (2010)
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An upstart television producer accepts the challenge of reviving a struggling morning show program with warring co-hosts. (107 mins.)
Director: Roger Michell
 
35.
Rescue Dawn (2006)
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A U.S. fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War. (120 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
36.
Encounters at the End of the World (2007 Documentary)
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Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there. (99 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
37.
A Cinderella Story (2004)
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Routinely exploited by her wicked stepmother, the downtrodden Sam Montgomery is excited about the prospect of meeting her Internet beau at the school's Halloween dance. (95 mins.)
Director: Mark Rosman
 
38.
Mia kyria sta bouzoukia (1968)
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Three brothers watched as pupil their sister and only trust George, their teammate from the football club where they play... (96 mins.)
 
39.
Pretty Woman (1990)
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A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets... only to fall in love. (119 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
 
40.
Paycheck (2003)
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What seemed like a breezy idea for an engineer to net him millions of dollars, leaves him on the run for his life and piecing together why he's being chased. (119 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
41.
Premier mai (1958)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Luis Saslavsky
 
42.
Flawless (2007)
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Set in 1960 London, where a soon to retire caretaker convinces a glass-ceiling constrained American executive to help him steal a handful of diamonds from their employer, the London Diamond Corporation. (108 mins.)
Director: Michael Radford
 
43.
Against the Current (2009)
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Struggling with a tragic past, a man with an urgent calling enlists two friends to help him swim the length of the Hudson River. (98 mins.)
Director: Peter Callahan
 
44.
The Kings of Mykonos (2010)
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Steve 'The Wog Boy' Karamitsis inherits a beach on the resort island of Mykonos from an uncle he's never met. (102 mins.)
 
45.
The Lover (1992)
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In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other. (115 mins.)
 
46.
The Last Samurai (2003)
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An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle. (154 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
47.
Crime and Punishment (1970)
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Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-law student, kills an old pawnbroker and her sister, perhaps for money... (221 mins.)
Director: Lev Kulidzhanov
 
48.
À la recherche du temps perdu (2011 Mini-Series)
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Follows a young man, Marcel, from his childhood in Combray to his discovery of social life among the upper classes. (230 mins.)
Director: Nina Companeez
 
49.
Oliver Sherman (2010)
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Feeling lost and disconnected, with no family of his own, veteran Sherman Oliver sets out to the countryside... (82 mins.)
Director: Ryan Redford
 
50.
Two Days, One Night (2014)
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Liège, Belgium. Sandra is a factory worker who discovers that her workmates have opted for a EUR1,000 bonus in exchange for her dismissal. She has only a weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses in order to keep her job. (95 mins.)
 
51.
Aliyah (2012)
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Drug dealer Alex finds hope for a new start when his cousin offers him a job in Israel. Now he must make the final score... (88 mins.)
Director: Elie Wajeman
 
52.
Ida (2013)
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Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation. (82 mins.)
 
53.
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
 
54.
The Jackals (1983)
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George is a young and handsome man who only cares about motorcycles, discos, girls. When he realizes that he cannot go on living in poverty... (103 mins.)
 
55.
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
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While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train. (96 mins.)