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1.
Short Cuts (1993)
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The day-to-day lives of several suburban Los Angeles residents. (188 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
2.
Body Melt (1993)
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Residents of peaceful Pebbles Court, Homesville, are being used unknowingly as test experiments for a new 'Body Drug' that causes rapid body decomposition (melting skin etc.) and painful death. (81 mins.)
Director: Philip Brophy
 
3.
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
 
4.
Down by Law (1986)
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Two innocent people are arrested. An interesting third person, with broken English, joins them in their cell. On his idea, they decide to escape from the prison. Their journey is the rest of the movie. (107 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
5.
Allied (2016)
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In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war. (124 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
6.
To Catch a Thief (1955)
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When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence. (106 mins.)
 
7.
Red Dog: True Blue (2016)
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An iconic Australian story of family, friendship and adventure, between a young boy and a scrappy one-of-a-kind dog that would grow up to become an Australian legend. (88 mins.)
Director: Kriv Stenders
 
8.
Red Dog (2011)
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Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master. (92 mins.)
Director: Kriv Stenders
 
9.
Stalker (1979)
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A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes. (162 mins.)
 
10.
Nashville (1975)
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Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed. (160 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
11.
Swingers (1996)
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Wannabe actors become regulars in the stylish neo-lounge scene; Trent teaches his friend Mike the unwritten rules of the scene. (96 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
 
12.
Chasing Amy (1997)
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Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything's going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian. (113 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
 
13.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
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A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled. (135 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
14.
La La Land (2016)
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While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future. (128 mins.)
Director: Damien Chazelle
 
15.
Moana (2016)
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In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right. (107 mins.)
 
16.
Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
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After tradition complicates their relationship, A young man must marry the sister of the woman he loves in order to remain close to her. (105 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Arau
 
17.
Hell or High Water (2016)
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A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas. (102 mins.)
Director: David Mackenzie
 
18.
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
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Ranch hand Pete Perkins looks to fulfill the promise to his recently deceased best friend by burying him in his hometown in Mexico. (121 mins.)
Director: Tommy Lee Jones
 
19.
The Mirror (1975)
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A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation. (107 mins.)
 
20.
Ivan's Childhood (1962)
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In WW2, twelve year old Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev works for the Soviet army as a scout behind the German lines and strikes a friendship with three sympathetic Soviet officers. (95 mins.)
 
21.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
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When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. (108 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
 
22.
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
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A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene. (120 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
23.
The English Patient (1996)
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At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair. (162 mins.)
 
24.
Assassin's Creed (2016)
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Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar de Nerha and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, before taking on the secret Templar society. (115 mins.)
Director: Justin Kurzel
 
25.
Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
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An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry. (96 mins.)
Director: Aleksander Bach
 
26.
Rogue One (2016)
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The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star. (133 mins.)
Director: Gareth Edwards
 
27.
The Ten Commandments (1956)
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The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. (220 mins.)
 
28.
Johnny Guitar (1954)
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After helping a wounded gang member, a strong-willed female saloon owner is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob. (110 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
29.
The Sun Shines Bright (1953)
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John Ford weaves three "Judge Priest" stories together to form a good- natured exploration of honour... (90 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
30.
Visitor of a Museum (1989)
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In a post-apocalyptic world, in which a large part of the population consists of demented and deformed mutants being kept in reservations... (136 mins.)
 
31.
Lady Snowblood (1973)
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A young girl is born and raised to be an instrument of revenge. (97 mins.)
Director: Toshiya Fujita
 
32.
Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)
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Lady Snowblood is caught in the politics of early 20th century Japan. (89 mins.)
Director: Toshiya Fujita
 
33.
There Will Be Blood (2007)
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A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business. (158 mins.)
 
34.
Passengers (2016)
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A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early. (116 mins.)
Director: Morten Tyldum
 
35.
Forbidden Planet (1956)
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A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has. (98 mins.)
 
36.
Jackie (2016)
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Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy. (100 mins.)
Director: Pablo Larraín
 
37.
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
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The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. (111 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
38.
My Dinner with Andre (1981)
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Two old friends meet for dinner; as one tells anecdotes detailing his experiences, the other notices their differing worldviews. (110 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
39.
Dont Look Back (1967 Documentary)
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Documentary covering Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England, which includes appearances by Joan Baez and Donovan. (96 mins.)
Director: D.A. Pennebaker
 
40.
Gimme Shelter (1970 Documentary)
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A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont. (91 mins.)