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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
 
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The Matrix (1999)
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A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. (136 mins.)
 
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Limitless (2011)
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With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers. (105 mins.)
Director: Neil Burger
 
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Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
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A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal. (109 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
 
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Source Code (2011)
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A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete. (93 mins.)
Director: Duncan Jones
 
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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
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A young fugitive prince and princess must stop a villain who unknowingly threatens to destroy the world with a special dagger that enables the magic sand inside to reverse time. (116 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
 
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Zodiac (2007)
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A San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac killer. (157 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
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The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
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Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek across America to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age. (124 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
 
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Bubble Boy (2001)
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A young man who was born without an immune system and has lived his life within a plastic bubble in... (84 mins.)
Director: Blair Hayes
 
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Donnie Darko (2001)
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A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident. (113 mins.)
Director: Richard Kelly
 
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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
 
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Filth (2013)
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A corrupt, junkie cop with Borderline Personality Disorder attempts to manipulate his way through a promotion in order to win back his wife and daughter while also fighting his own borderline-fueled inner demons. (97 mins.)
Director: Jon S. Baird
 
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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
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A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies. (113 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
 
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22 Jump Street (2014)
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After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. (112 mins.)
 
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How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
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When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. (102 mins.)
Director: Dean DeBlois
 
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Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
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Autobots must escape sight from a bounty hunter who has taken control of the human serendipity: Unexpectedly, Optimus Prime and his remaining gang turn to a mechanic, his daughter, and her back street racing boyfriend for help. (165 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
 
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Earth to Echo (2014)
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After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help. (91 mins.)
Director: Dave Green
 
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Furious 7 (2015)
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Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother. (137 mins.)
Director: James Wan
 
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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
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A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. (130 mins.)
Director: Matt Reeves
 
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Sex Tape (2014)
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A married couple wake up to discover that the sex tape they made the evening before has gone missing, leading to a frantic search for its whereabouts. (94 mins.)
Director: Jake Kasdan
 
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Jupiter Ascending (2015)
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A young woman discovers her destiny as an heiress of intergalactic nobility and must fight to protect the inhabitants of Earth from an ancient and destructive industry. (127 mins.)
 
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Hercules (2014)
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Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord. (98 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
 
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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
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A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. (121 mins.)
Director: James Gunn
 
24.
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
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Literature student Anastasia Steele's life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey. (125 mins.)
 
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
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When a kingpin threatens New York City, a group of mutated turtle warriors must emerge from the shadows to protect their home. (101 mins.)
 
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Into the Storm (2014)
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Storm trackers, thrill-seekers, and everyday townspeople document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton. (89 mins.)
Director: Steven Quale
 
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Now You See Me 2 (2016)
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The Four Horsemen resurface and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet. (129 mins.)
Director: Jon M. Chu