Watched in 2014

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1.
Grand Piano (2013)
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A pianist with stage fright endures a performance under enemy eyes, who will shoot if a wrong note is played. (90 mins.)
Director: Eugenio Mira
 
2.
Nocturne (1946)
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In 1940s Los Angeles, when womanizing composer Keith Vincent is found dead, the inquest concludes it was a suicide but police detective Joe Warne isn't so sure. (87 mins.)
Director: Edwin L. Marin
 
3.
You Only Live Once (1937)
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The public defender's secretary and an ex-convict get married and try to make a life together, but a series of disasters sends their lives spiraling out of control. (86 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
4.
Nora Prentiss (1947)
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Quiet, organised Dr Talbot meets nightclub singer Nora Prentiss when she is slightly hurt in a street accident... (111 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
 
5.
Whisper of Sin (2007)
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A nearly-suicidal, young woman visits a psychotherapist. She is in love with a priest, and the diagnosis... (98 mins.)
 
6.
Champion (1949)
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Boxer Midge Kelly rises to fame...mainly by stepping on other people. (99 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
7.
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
 
8.
The Great Beauty (2013)
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Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. (141 mins.)
 
9.
Grand Hotel (1932)
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A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas. (112 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
10.
Blue Jasmine (2013)
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A New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks a million, but isn't bringing money, peace, or love... (98 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
11.
Now, Voyager (1942)
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A Boston spinster blossoms under therapy and finds an impossible romance. (117 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
12.
My Cousin Rachel (1952)
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A young man plots revenge against the woman he believes murdered his cousin, but his plans are shaken when he comes face to face with the enigmatic beauty. (98 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
13.
Appointment with Danger (1951)
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When ruthlessly dedicated postal inspector investigates the murder of a co-worker, he finds that the sole witness, a nun, has been targeted by the killers. (89 mins.)
Director: Lewis Allen
 
14.
Daisy Kenyon (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Commercial artist Daisy Kenyon is involved with married lawyer Dan O'Mara, and hopes someday to marry him... (99 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
15.
Heartbreaker (2010)
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Alex and his sister run a business designed to break up relationships. They are hired by a rich man to break up the wedding of his daughter. The only problem is that they only have one week to do so. (105 mins.)
Director: Pascal Chaumeil
 
16.
A Teacher (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A high school teacher in Austin, Texas has an affair with one of her students. Her life begins to unravel as the relationship comes to an end. (75 mins.)
Director: Hannah Fidell
 
17.
Violent Saturday (1955)
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Three men case a small town very carefully, with plans to rob the bank on the upcoming Saturday, which turns violent and deadly. (90 mins.)
 
18.
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955)
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The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing is the true story of Evelyn Nesbit Shaw, a beautiful showgirl caught in a love triangle with elderly architect Stanford White and eccentric young millionaire Harry K. Thaw. (109 mins.)
 
19.
Luna's Game (2001)
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(96 mins.)
Director: Mónica Laguna
 
20.
Rush (2013)
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The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda. (123 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
21.
Rio Sex Comedy (2010)
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Charts the misadventures of expatriates in Rio in their bungled search for both personal pleasures and social justice. Each character reveals a different aspect of the fabled city, from Rio high society to favelas. (124 mins.)
 
22.
Left Luggage (1998)
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Against a background of holocaust memories, a liberal Jewish girl becomes a nanny to a young Jewish boy with a disability, and grows fond of him. (100 mins.)
Director: Jeroen Krabbé
 
23.
Suez (1938)
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Ferdinand de Lesseps, disappointed in love, is sent as a junior diplomat to the Isthmus of Suez, and realizes it's just the place for a canal. (104 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
24.
The Prince Who Was a Thief (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In 13th-century Tangiers, regent Mustapha hires a paid assassin to kill baby Prince Hussein in order to usurp his throne but the assassin has second thoughts and steals the baby for himself. (88 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
25.
Celebrity (1998)
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The fortunes of a husband and wife differ drastically after they divorce. (113 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
26.
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
 
27.
The Mississippi Gambler (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In 1854, Mississippi riverboat honest card gambler Mark Fallon wins young Laurent Dureau's diamond necklace family heirloom which, in the end, will bring him happiness and tragedy alike. (99 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
28.
Marius (2013)
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"Marius" takes place in Marseilles' Old Port, at the La Marine Bar, owned by César and his son Marius... (93 mins.)
Director: Daniel Auteuil
 
29.
Whisky (2004)
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When his long-lost brother resurfaces, Jacobo, desperate to prove his life has added up to something... (99 mins.)
 
30.
Hotel (2013)
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Erika has it all: a good job, lots of friends and a secure relationship. Until the day it all falls apart... (97 mins.)
Director: Lisa Langseth
 
31.
The Immigrant (2013)
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1921. An innocent immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island. (120 mins.)
Director: James Gray
 
32.
Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Adele's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself and ultimately finds herself through love and loss. (180 mins.)
 
33.
House of Games (1987)
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A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men. (102 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
 
34.
Fanny (2013)
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"Fanny" is the second part of the "Marseille trilogy", made by Marcel Pagnol with the generic name of "Marius... (102 mins.)
Director: Daniel Auteuil
 
35.
Witness (1985)
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A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial. (112 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
36.
Evil Under the Sun (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi. (117 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
 
37.
Trouble in Paradise (1932)
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A gentleman thief and a lady pickpocket join forces to con a beautiful perfume company owner. Romantic entanglements and jealousies confuse the scheme. (83 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
38.
Love Is a Ball (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
On the French Riviera, a professional matchmaker assisted by an American adventurer arranges for convenience marriages between titled impoverished aristocratic men and rich low-bred women. (111 mins.)
Director: David Swift
 
39.
Venus in Fur (2013)
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An actress attempts to convince a director how she's perfect for a role in his upcoming production. (96 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
40.
The Fly (1986)
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A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. (96 mins.)
 
41.
Le Boucher (1970)
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An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town. (93 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
42.
Moonrise (1948)
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Danny is being despised by his schoolmates because his father was accused to have killed another man and is condemned to the death penalty. (90 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
43.
Love Is the Perfect Crime (2013)
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A literature professor at the University of Lausanne, Marc has a reputation for having love affairs with his female students... (110 mins.)
 
44.
Body and Soul (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Charley Davis wins an amateur boxing match and is taken on by promoter Quinn. Charley's mother doesn't want him to fight... (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
 
45.
Still Mine (2012)
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An elderly couple fight against local authorities in rural New Brunswick to build their final home. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael McGowan
 
46.
Small Time (2014)
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A young guy decides to skip college in favor of joining his father on the lot of his used-car business. (104 mins.)
Director: Joel Surnow
 
47.
Shed No Tears (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A wife convinces her husband to fake his death so they can collect on the life insurance. However, he doesn't know that she has been having an affair for some time, and she has plans for the money - and they don't include him. (70 mins.)
Director: Jean Yarbrough
 
48.
The Scarlet Hour (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An unhappy wife uses her powers of manipulation to draw an infatuated man into an ill-fated jewelry heist. (95 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
49.
Ivy (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An Edwardian belle meets a rich bachelor, but what to do about her husband and her lover? (99 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
50.
Only Two Can Play (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
John Lewis is bored by his librarian's job and henpecked at home. Then Liz, wife of a local counciller... (106 mins.)
Director: Sidney Gilliat
 
51.
The Matchmaker (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Thornton Wilder's tale of a matchmaker who desires the man she's supposed to be pairing with another woman. (103 mins.)
Director: Joseph Anthony
 
52.
Interlude (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A famous conductor gives an interview to a pretty young reporter. He speaks a bit too frankly and finds... (113 mins.)
 
53.
The Luzhin Defence (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two worlds collide when an eccentric genius falls in love with a strong-willed society beauty. (109 mins.)
Director: Marleen Gorris
 
54.
Watch on the Rhine (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A German-born engineer, his American wife and their children travel from Mexico to the United States to visit his brother but their plans are complicated by a Romanian count. (114 mins.)
Director: Herman Shumlin
 
55.
Le parfum d'Yvonne (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
How the life of Victor Chmara toppled during the course of a single day during the summer of 1958 ? (89 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
 
56.
Delicacy (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker. (108 mins.)
 
57.
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. (107 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
58.
Blue Ruin (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family. (90 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Saulnier
 
59.
The Spectator (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Valeria is a 26-yr-old inhibited and solitary girl. She lives in Turin, Italy, where she works as a simultaneous translator... (98 mins.)
Director: Paolo Franchi
 
60.
Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue. (97 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
61.
The Suspect (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In 1902 London, unhappily married Philip Marshall meets young Mary Gray, who is unemployed and depressed... (85 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
62.
The Good Lie (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A group of Sudanese refugees given the chance to resettle in America arrive in Kansas City, Missouri, where their encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives. (110 mins.)
 
63.
Trapeze (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A crippled circus acrobat is torn emotionally between two ambitious young trapeze artists, one a talented young American and a less-gifted but beautiful Italian. (105 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
64.
A Bloody Aria (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
On a day trip through the countryside, aspiring opera singer In-jeong flees to the woods to escape the advances of her lecherous professor and mentor... (115 mins.)
Director: Shin-yeon Won