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1.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
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A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue. (116 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
ben-1047 rated this 9.
 
2.
12 Angry Men (1957)
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A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court. (96 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
ben-1047 rated this 10.
 
3.
All the President's Men (1976)
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Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation. (138 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
ben-1047 rated this 8.
 
4.
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
ben-1047 rated this 9.
 
5.
Once Were Warriors (1994)
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A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts. (102 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
ben-1047 rated this 10.
 
6.
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
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After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. (147 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
ben-1047 rated this 10.
 
7.
Lincoln (2012)
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As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. (150 mins.)
ben-1047 rated this 10.
 
8.
The Elephant Man (1980)
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A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity. (124 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
ben-1047 rated this 8.
 
9.
High Fidelity (2000)
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Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress. (113 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
ben-1047 rated this 8.
 
10.
Spider (2002)
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A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood. (98 mins.)
ben-1047 rated this 7.
 
11.
Big Night (1996)
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A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business. (109 mins.)
ben-1047 rated this 7.
 
12.
Jonah from Tonga (2014 Mini-Series)
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An adventurous journey into the life of 14-year-old rebellious schoolboy Jonah, his family, friends, teachers and counsellors who are exhaustively trying to help him channel his seemingly limitless energy into bigger and brighter things.
ben-1047 rated this 7.
 
13.
Fargo (1996)
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Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson. (98 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
ben-1047 rated this 9.
 
14.
Beaconsfield (2012 TV Movie)
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The true story of Brant Webb and Todd Russell, who were trapped nearly a kilometer below the surface.
Director: Glendyn Ivin
ben-1047 rated this 9.
 
15.
Mitt (2014 Documentary)
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Mitt Romney and his family are followed through their US Presidential campaigns. (94 mins.)
Director: Greg Whiteley
ben-1047 rated this 7.
 
16.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
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Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first. (110 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
ben-1047 rated this 9.
 
17.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
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In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6. (127 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
ben-1047 rated this 8.
 
18.
Ed Wood (1994)
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An ambitious but troubled movie director tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support. (127 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
ben-1047 rated this 7.
 
19.
The Act of Killing (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers. (115 mins.)
ben-1047 rated this 9.
 
20.
You Don't Know Jack (2010 TV Movie)
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A look at the life and work of doctor-assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian. (134 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
ben-1047 rated this 9.
 
21.
The Castle (1997)
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A working-class family from Melbourne, Australia fights city hall after being told they must vacate their beloved family home to allow for infrastructural expansion. (85 mins.)
Director: Rob Sitch
ben-1047 rated this 8.
 
22.
Amour (2012)
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Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
ben-1047 rated this 7.
 
23.
Hannibal (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers. (44 mins.)
ben-1047 rated this 7.
 
24.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Family Meeting (2008)
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As Vic hopes his immunity deal will help keep his family together, and Shane takes extreme measures... (47 mins.)
ben-1047 rated this 9.
 
25.
The Social Network (2010)
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Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the cofounder who was later squeezed out of the business. (120 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
ben-1047 rated this 10.
 
26.
Recount (2008 TV Movie)
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A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida. (116 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
ben-1047 rated this 10.
 
27.
The Remains of the Day (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 10/10 X  
A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years post World War I realizes too late how misguided his loyalty has been. (134 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
ben-1047 rated this 10.
 
28.
Keeping Up Appearances (1990 TV Series)
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A snobbish housewife is determined to climb the social ladder, in spite of her family's working class connections and the constant chagrin of her long suffering husband. (60 mins.)
ben-1047 rated this 8.
 
29.
Father Ted (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Crazy sitcom about 3 priests and their housekeeper who live on Craggy Island, not the peaceful and quiet part of Ireland it seems! (25 mins.)
ben-1047 rated this 8.
 
30.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
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Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight is forced to return from his imposed exile to save Gotham City from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman. (165 mins.)
ben-1047 rated this 8.
 
31.
Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time' (1998 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Live from New York City, Jerry Seinfeld, aided and abetted by a host of friends and fellow comedians, performs his 1998 Emmy-nominated performance on Broadway. (75 mins.)
Director: Marty Callner
ben-1047 rated this 8.
 
32.
Veep (2012 TV Series)
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Former Senator Selina Meyer finds that being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she hoped and everything that everyone ever warned her about. (28 mins.)
ben-1047 rated this 7.
 
33.
56 Up (2012 Documentary)
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years. (144 mins.)
ben-1047 rated this 8.
 
34.
The Funeral (1996)
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New York City, the 1930s. A powerful crime family is caught in a lethal crossfire between union organizers and brutal corporate bosses... (99 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
ben-1047 rated this 8.
 
35.
Goodfellas (1990)
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Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
ben-1047 rated this 10.
 
36.
The West Wing (1999 TV Series)
Episode: In God We Trust (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Senator Arnold Vinick easily wins the Republican nomination on the night of the New Jersey primary, but has difficulty picking a running mate... (44 mins.)
ben-1047 rated this 8.
 
37.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
Episode: At the Codfish Ball (2012)
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Don gets a visit from the in-laws and his children just as he's about to receive a prestigious award and tries to save the Heinz account. Meanwhile, Peggy and her boyfriend take the next step in their relationship. (45 mins.)
ben-1047 rated this 8.
 
38.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
Episode: A Little Kiss, Part 1 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Megan throws Don a surprise birthday party, the war between Pete Campbell and Roger Sterling intensifies, and new mother Joan begins to wonder if she still has a job when she's ready to come back. (45 mins.)
ben-1047 rated this 7.
 
39.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
Episode: A Little Kiss, Part 2 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Megan is hurt by Don's negative response to the surprise party, Lane finds a missing wallet in a cab, Joan makes an unexpected visit to the office, and Pete makes a play for a bigger office. (45 mins.)
ben-1047 rated this 7.
 
40.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
Episode: The Beautiful Girls (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Sally makes an unwelcome surprise visit to the office to see Don, Peggy tries to stop an acquaintance from publishing an article that could get her in hot water, and Roger Sterling tries to reconnect with Joan. (45 mins.)
ben-1047 rated this 8.
 
41.
Beetlejuice (1988)
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A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a "bio-exorcist" in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house. (92 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
ben-1047 rated this 8.
 
42.
Sexy Beast (2000)
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Brutal gangster Don Logan recruits "retired" safecracker Gal for one last job, but it goes badly for both of them. (89 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Glazer
ben-1047 rated this 7.