recent watchlist 08/04/14

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1.
The Chaser (2008)
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A cash-strapped pimp and former police detective draws upon the skills of his old job to track down his missing stable of prostitutes. (125 mins.)
Director: Hong-jin Na
 
2.
No Mercy (2010)
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Sol Kyung-Gu plays a staff member of the National Institute of Scientific Investigation (NISI) in South Korea... (125 mins.)
Director: Hyeong-Joon Kim
 
3.
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
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After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups. (115 mins.)
Director: José Padilha
 
4.
The Intouchables (2011)
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After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver. (112 mins.)
 
5.
Jar City (2006)
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A murder opens up a bleak trail of long buried secrets and small town corruption for a worn out police detective and his squad. (93 mins.)
 
6.
Valley of the Wolves Gladio (2009)
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Iskender Büyük is accused of treachery and coup, and standing trial at constitutional court. This story about "GLADIO Organization" is being told from point of view of a deceived insider, and an ex-Special Forces Lt. Iskender Büyük. (97 mins.)
 
7.
The Ninth Gate (1999)
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A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones. (133 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
8.
Lone Star (1996)
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When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town. (135 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
9.
Blade Runner (1982)
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A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
10.
The Unborn (2009)
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A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her. (88 mins.)
Director: David S. Goyer
 
11.
Waar (2013)
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The efforts of the Pakistani security forces in their fight against terrorism and how the lives of security officials are affected. A retired security officer returns to save Pakistan from a major terrorist attack. (130 mins.)
Director: Bilal Lashari
 
12.
Collateral (2004)
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A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
13.
Che: Part One (2008)
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In 1956, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and a band of Castro-led Cuban exiles mobilize an army to topple the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista. (134 mins.)
 
14.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
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Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. (149 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
15.
1939 Battle of Westerplatte (2013)
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September 1st, 1939. German battleship Schleswig-Holstein marks the start of World War II by firing on the garrison stationed at the Westerplatte peninsula in Poland. (118 mins.)
Director: Pawel Chochlew
 
16.
Valley of the Wolves: Iraq (2006)
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The film covers through fiction real-life events like the occupation of Iraq, the execution of Daniel Pearl, the Hood event and the Abu Ghraib torture scandal. (122 mins.)
 
17.
Maleficent (2014)
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A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land. (97 mins.)
 
18.
Secret Window (2004)
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A writer is accused for plagiarism by a strange man, who then starts haunting him for "justice." (96 mins.)
Director: David Koepp
 
19.
Frailty (2001)
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A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons." (100 mins.)
Director: Bill Paxton
 
20.
Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
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A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides. (92 mins.)
Director: Takashi Shimizu
 
21.
23:59 (2011)
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An army recruit was found dead during a 24km road march. After the death of the recruit, strange things started to happen, haunting all the soldiers in the barracks. (78 mins.)
Director: Gilbert Chan
 
22.
Arang (2006)
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A salt storehouse near the sea may be haunted. A penniless ex-con dies a gristly death in a house he can ill afford... (97 mins.)
Director: Sang-hoon Ahn
 
23.
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
 
24.
The Woman in Black (2012)
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A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals. (95 mins.)
Director: James Watkins
 
25.
The Jacket (2005)
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A Gulf war veteran is wrongly sent to a mental institution for insane criminals, where he becomes the object of a Doctor's experiments, and his life is completely affected by them. (103 mins.)
Director: John Maybury
 
26.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
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"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. (117 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
27.
M (1931)
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When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt. (117 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
28.
Rome (2005 TV Series)
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A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic. (90 mins.)