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1.
The Mill and the Cross (2011)
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The film focuses on a dozen of the 500 characters depicted in Bruegel's painting. The theme of Christ's suffering is set against religious persecution in Flanders in 1564. (92 mins.)
Director: Lech Majewski
phowell666 rated this 10.
 
2.
Memories of Murder (2003)
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In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead... (130 mins.)
Director: Joon-ho Bong
phowell666 rated this 10.
 
3.
Animal House (1978)
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At a 1962 College, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him. (109 mins.)
Director: John Landis
phowell666 rated this 10.
 
4.
Shy People (1987)
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New York journalist visits her distant cousin for the first time to write an article about her hard life in the bayous of Louisiana. Journalist's wild drug addicted daughter just adds to tensions between two families' cultures. (118 mins.)
phowell666 rated this 9.
 
5.
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
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A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play. (124 mins.)
Director: Charlie Kaufman
phowell666 rated this 8.
 
6.
The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
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An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that. (110 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
phowell666 rated this 9.
 
7.
Antichrist (2009)
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A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse. (108 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
phowell666 rated this 8.
 
8.
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)
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A group of men set out in search of a dead body in the Anatolian steppes. (157 mins.)
phowell666 rated this 10.
 
9.
(1963)
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A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies. (138 mins.)
phowell666 rated this 7.
 
10.
Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
When two friends tape-recorded the fights of their violently noisy neighbors, they accidentally created one of the world's first 'viral' pop-culture sensations. (90 mins.)
Director: Matthew Bate
phowell666 rated this 7.
 
11.
Independence Day (1996)
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The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy. Fighting superior technology, Man's best weapon is the will to survive. (145 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
phowell666 rated this 3.
 
12.
The Bloody Child (1996)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Nina Menkes
phowell666 rated this 8.
 
13.
Funny Games (1997)
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Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement. (108 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
phowell666 rated this 1.
 
14.
The Crossing Guard (1995)
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Freddie Gale is a seedy jeweler who has sworn to kill the drunk driver who killed his little girl. (111 mins.)
Director: Sean Penn
phowell666 rated this 2.
 
15.
Four Lions (2010)
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Four incompetent British jihadists set out to train for and commit an act of terror. (97 mins.)
Director: Chris Morris
phowell666 rated this 9.
 
16.
The Tree of Life (2011)
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The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings. (139 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
phowell666 rated this 10.
 
17.
Battle in Heaven (2005)
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A working-class man named Marcos and his wife kidnap a baby for ransom money, but it goes tragically wrong when the infant dies... (98 mins.)
Director: Carlos Reygadas
phowell666 rated this 9.
 
18.
Three Colors: Red (1994)
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Final entry in a trilogy of films dealing with contemporary French society concerns a model who discovers her neighbour is keen on invading people's privacy. (99 mins.)
phowell666 rated this 10.
 
19.
Fissures (2009)
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(75 mins.)
Director: Hicham Ayouch
phowell666 rated this 4.
 
20.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
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"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
phowell666 rated this 10.
 
21.
Hunger (2008)
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Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike. (96 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
phowell666 rated this 10.
 
22.
The Missing (2003)
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In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo. (137 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
phowell666 rated this 3.
 
23.
24 Hour Party People (2002)
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In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world. (117 mins.)
phowell666 rated this 10.
 
24.
Humanité (1999)
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When an 11-year-old girl is brutally raped and murdered in a quiet French village, a police detective who has forgotten how to feel emotions--because of the death of his own family in some kind of accident--investigates the crime, which turns out to ask more questions than it answers. (148 mins.)
Director: Bruno Dumont
phowell666 rated this 9.
 
25.
The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
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A sensitive seven-year-old girl living a small village in 1940 rural Spain is traumatized after viewing James Whale's "Frankenstein" and drifts into her own fantasy world. (97 mins.)
Director: Víctor Erice
phowell666 rated this 10.
 
26.
Paris, Texas (1984)
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A man wanders out of the desert after a four year absence. His brother finds him, and together they return to L.A... (147 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
phowell666 rated this 10.
 
27.
Days of Heaven (1978)
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A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune. (94 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
phowell666 rated this 10.
 
28.
The Son (2002)
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A joinery instructor at a rehab center refuses to take a new teen as his apprentice, but then begins to follow the boy through the hallways and streets. (103 mins.)
phowell666 rated this 10.
 
29.
Exotica (1994)
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The 'Exotica' is a nightclub on the outskirts of Toronto, where Eric, DJ and MC, watches nightly as his ex-girlfriend Christina performs... (103 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
phowell666 rated this 10.
 
30.
Slap Shot (1977)
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A failing ice hockey team finds success using constant fighting and violence during games. (123 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
phowell666 rated this 10.
 
31.
Sauna (2008)
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As a 25-year war between Russia and Sweden concludes, two brothers who are part of an effort to outline new border accords become undone by their actions, and their mistreatment of a young woman during their journey. (83 mins.)
Director: AJ Annila
phowell666 rated this 9.
 
32.
Stardust Memories (1980)
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While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films. (89 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
phowell666 rated this 9.