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1.
Finding Forrester (2000)
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A young writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author. (136 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
2.
Liberal Arts (2012)
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When 30-something Jesse returns to his alma mater for a professor's retirement party, he falls for Zibby, a college student, and is faced with a powerful attraction that springs up between them. (97 mins.)
Director: Josh Radnor
 
3.
The Book Thief (2013)
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While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being protected by her adoptive parents. (131 mins.)
Director: Brian Percival
 
4.
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
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A fictionalized account in four chapters of the life of celebrated Japanese writer Yukio Mishima. (121 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
 
5.
Out of Africa (1985)
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In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter. (161 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
6.
Barton Fink (1991)
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A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood. (116 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
7.
Midnight in Paris (2011)
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While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight. (94 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
8.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
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English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings. (128 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
9.
Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012 TV Movie)
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A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and WWII correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's inspiration for For Whom the Bell Tolls and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer. (155 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
10.
The Writer (????)
A brilliant American novelist must make an impossible choice; give up on his epic novel, or lose his beautiful muse who is making it possible. (90 mins.)
 
11.
Ginger & Rosa (2012)
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A look at the lives of two teenage girls - inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa -- growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event that comes to redefine their relationship. (90 mins.)
Director: Sally Potter
 
12.
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
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A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher. (143 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
13.
The Emperor's Club (2002)
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An idealistic prep school teacher attempts to redeem an incorrigible student. (109 mins.)
Director: Michael Hoffman
 
14.
With Honors (1994)
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Convinced his thesis will have him graduate with honors from Harvard University, a stuffy student finds himself at the mercy of a homeless man's demands when he holds the papers hostage. (103 mins.)
Director: Alek Keshishian
 
15.
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
 
16.
Good Will Hunting (1997)
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Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. (126 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
17.
The Karate Kid (1984)
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A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager. (126 mins.)
 
18.
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
 
19.
Renaissance Man (1994)
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A failed businessman is hired by the army to teach a group of underachieving recruits in order to help them pass basic training. (128 mins.)
Director: Penny Marshall
 
20.
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
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A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor. (117 mins.)
 
21.
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
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When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. (116 mins.)
Director: Roberto Benigni
 
22.
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
 
23.
The Blind Side (2009)
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The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. (129 mins.)
 
24.
12 Angry Men (1957)
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A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence. (96 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
25.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
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Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
 
26.
Stand and Deliver (1988)
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The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus. (103 mins.)
Director: Ramon Menendez
 
27.
The Principal (1987)
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A teacher is assigned to be the principal of a violent and crime-ridden high school. (109 mins.)
 
28.
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
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An aged teacher and former headmaster of a boarding school recalls his career and his personal life over the decades. (114 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
29.
Dances with Wolves (1990)
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Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military. (181 mins.)
Director: Kevin Costner
 
30.
Alive (1993)
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A Uruguayan rugby team stranded in the snow swept Andes are forced to use desperate measures to survive after a plane crash. (120 mins.)
Director: Frank Marshall
 
31.
Cast Away (2000)
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A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island. (143 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
32.
October Sky (1999)
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The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes. (108 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
 
33.
The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
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The biography of the pioneering French microbiologist who helped revolutionize agriculture and medicine. (86 mins.)
 
34.
Einstein and Eddington (2008 TV Movie)
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Drama about the development of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity, and Einstein's relationship with British scientist Sir Arthur Eddington, the first physicist to experimentally prove his ideas. (94 mins.)
Director: Philip Martin
 
35.
Creation (2009)
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Torn between faith and science, and suffering hallucinations, English naturalist Charles Darwin struggles to complete 'On the Origin of Species' and maintain his relationship with his wife. (108 mins.)
Director: Jon Amiel
 
36.
Hawking (2004 TV Movie)
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A drama documenting the life and work of the theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking who, despite... (90 mins.)
Director: Philip Martin
 
37.
Temple Grandin (2010 TV Movie)
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A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry. (107 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
 
38.
Apollo 13 (1995)
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NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy. (140 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
39.
I Aim at the Stars (1960)
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The story of rocket scientist Dr. Werner Von Braun's career, from the 1920s until the late 1950s. (106 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
40.
The Right Stuff (1983)
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The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program. (193 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
41.
Google and the World Brain (2013 Documentary)
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The most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet: Google's master plan to scan every book in the world and the people trying to stop them. Google say they are building a library for mankind, but they also have other intentions. (90 mins.)
Director: Ben Lewis
 
42.
Hannah Arendt (2012)
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A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann. (113 mins.)
 
43.
Hemingway & Fuentes (????)
Writer Ernest Hemingway befriends boat captain, Gregorio Fuentes, who inspires him to pen the famous tale "The Old Man and the Sea."
Director: Andy Garcia
 
44.
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
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Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. (125 mins.)
 
45.
The Family (2013)
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The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard. (111 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
46.
The Hedgehog (2009)
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Paloma is a serious and highly articulate but deeply bored 11-year-old who has decided to kill herself on her 12th birthday... (100 mins.)
Director: Mona Achache
 
47.
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
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Suffering from writer's block and eagerly awaiting his writing award, Harry Block remembers events from his past and scenes from his best-selling books as characters, real and fictional, come back to haunt him. (96 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
48.
Becoming Jane (2007)
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A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman. (120 mins.)
Director: Julian Jarrold
 
49.
The World According to Garp (1982)
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Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer... (136 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
50.
Bright Star (2009)
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The three-year romance between 19th-century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne near the end of his life. (119 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
51.
84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
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True story of a transatlantic business correspondence about used books that developed into a close friendship. (100 mins.)
Director: David Jones
 
52.
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
 
53.
The Theory of Everything (2014)
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A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife. (123 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
 
54.
Young Goethe in Love (2010)
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After aspiring poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe fails his law exams, he's sent to a sleepy provincial court to reform. Instead, he falls for Lotte, a young woman who is promised to another man. (102 mins.)
Director: Philipp Stölzl
 
55.
Genius (2016)
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A chronicle of Max Perkins's time as the book editor at Scribner, where he oversaw works by Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others. (104 mins.)
 
56.
Trumbo (2015)
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In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. (124 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
 
57.
Tales from the Script (2009 Documentary)
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War stories and life lessons from the industry's top writers. (105 mins.)
Director: Peter Hanson
 
58.
The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
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The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair. (116 mins.)
 
59.
Mr. Pip (2012)
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As a war rages on in the province of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, a young girl becomes transfixed by the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is being read at school by the only white man in the village. (116 mins.)
Director: Andrew Adamson
 
60.
Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience (2007 Documentary)
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A unique documentary about troops' experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan, based on writings by soldiers... (81 mins.)
Director: Richard Robbins
 
61.
Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt (2015 Documentary)
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A documentary about the life and work of hannah arendt, the prolific and unclassifiable thinker,political theorist, moral philosopher and polemicist, and with her encounter with the trial of Eichmann a high ranking nazi. (125 mins.)
Director: Ada Ushpiz
 
62.
Measuring the World (2012)
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Germany in the early 19th century. "Die Vermessung der Welt" follows the two brilliant and eccentric scientists Alexander von Humboldt and Carl Friedrich Gauss on their life paths. (119 mins.)
Director: Detlev Buck
 
63.
In the Shadow of the Moon (2007 Documentary)
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The crew members of NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words. (100 mins.)
Director: David Sington
 
64.
Paterson (2016)
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A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details. (118 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
65.
The Secret Scripture (2016)
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A woman keeps a diary of her extended stay at a mental hospital. (108 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
 
66.
Entre Maestros (2013 Documentary)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Pablo Usón
 
67.
The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)
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The story of the life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy. (108 mins.)
Director: Matthew Brown
 
68.
Chronically Metropolitan (2016)
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CHRONICALLY METROPOLITAN is a cynical and clever coming of age film about first time novelist Fenton Dillane, who, unannounced returns to New York City to confront his family, his ex- girlfriend and a few lingering childhood fears. (90 mins.)
Director: Xavier Manrique
 
69.
Dickensian (2015 TV Series)
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Drama set within the fictional realms of Charles Dickens critically acclaimed novels, bringing together some of his most iconic characters as their lives intertwine in 19th century London. (60 mins.)
 
70.
Papa Hemingway in Cuba (2015)
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In 1959, a young journalist ventures to Havana, Cuba to meet his idol, the legendary Ernest Hemingway who helped him find his literary voice, while the Cuban Revolution comes to a boil around them. (110 mins.)
Director: Bob Yari
 
71.
The Distinguished Citizen (2016)
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After refusing big and prestigious awards all over the world, Mr. Mantovani, Literature Nobel Prize winner... (118 mins.)
 
72.
Hidden Figures (2016)
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The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program. (127 mins.)
Director: Theodore Melfi