Digital Platforms

Digital platforms deliver video or audio content directly to the viewing screen through the internet, bypassing cable or a satellite pay service. They are also referred to as  OTT (Over-the-Top). Below are the digital platforms (in alphabetical order) that offer films that are currently listed on our STREAMING-flix.com database. Click the film listed for more details. Click the digital platform for the platform‘s website. Prices and listings of films are always subject to change.

Acorn TV

Acorn TV (support.acorn.tv). A subscription service (SVOD). $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year. Major devices: Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Android, Chromecast.

A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home

This series is set in New South Wales, Australia, shortly after the end of World War II. After 20 years living in Europe, and surviving the war, Sarah Adams, is returning to her home in Inverness, Australia…

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Keeping Faith

Keeping Faith

They seem to be the perfect Welsh family: Faith, a beautiful mother and wife, three adorable kids, and Evan, a warm-hearted successful husband…

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Line of Duty

Line of Duty

Line of Duty is about the fierce detectives running the Anti-Corruption Unit 12 (AC-12) in a grimy unnamed British city (possibly Birmingham). Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott…

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Amazon

Amazon Prime & Amazon Instant Video (amazon.com). Amazon Prime is a subscription service (SVOD) that is included if you are signed up for their shopping program. Otherwise the cost is $12.99 per month or $119 per year. Amazon Instant Video (TVOD) is a non-subscription service. You simply pay for each film you access. Major devices: iPad, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Roku, iOS, Amazon Fire, Apple TV.

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

On May,1940, the opposition Labor Party in England demands the resignation of Conservative Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain…

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The Search

The Search

During World War II, mother and son, Hanna and Karel Malik, were separated at a German concentration camp…

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Letters From Iwo Jima

Letters From Iwo Jima

In 2005, Japanese archeologists on the island of Iwo Jima discovered a trove of letters written by Japanese soldiers during the bloody battle on the island…

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Rabbit-Proof Fence

Rabbit-Proof Fence

Taking place in 1931, the film chronicles the loosely biographical experience of three Aboriginal girls, 14-year-old Molly…

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Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

Following their victory at Little Big Horn, the United States continued to push the Sioux off the Black Hills of the Dakotas, this time looking for gold…

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Jeremiah Johnson

Jeremiah Johnson

An emotionally bruised veteran of the Mexican-American War, Jeremiah Johnson renounces the civilized world and heads to the Rocky Mountains wilderness to find inner peace…

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The Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy

The Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy

Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy (first two episodes) examines the horrendous effects of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 that was passed by Congress and signed by President Andrew Jackson…

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Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow

BROKEN ARROW is a landmark film produced by a courageous studio that was one of the first to sympathetically depict the plight of the American Indian…

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Dances with Wolves

Dances with Wolves

Union officer John Dunbar is given the command of Fort Sedgwick, the Army’s remote outpost in the Dakota territory…

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Little Big Man

Little Big Man

In 1970, 121 year-old Jack Crabb, living in a hospice, recounts to a visiting historian his incredible life. Jack’s story begins when he and his sister survive an Indian massacre…

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Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin, a young, precocious girl, was diagnosed with severe autism as a child…

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A French Village

A French Village

In June 1940, German military forces occupied the fictional French village of Villeneuve. They quickly took control of all aspects of the village’s life and businesses. All political dissent and resistance were brutally suppressed…

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The African Queen

The African Queen

Samuel Sayer and his sister Rose are British Methodist missionaries in the village of Kungdu in German-controlled East Africa…

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A Hard Day’s Night

A Hard Day’s Night

The madcap events start when the Beatles escape a horde of fans at the train station in Liverpool before boarding the train to London. They display patience and good humor as they encounter many interruptions…

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Airplane!

Airplane!

Ted Striker is a traumatized former war veteran pilot. He’s been unemployed since his discharge. His girlfriend, Elaine Dickinson, a flight stewardess, ditches him as she boards a plane. Hoping to get her back, Ted buys a ticket for the same flight…

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Alien

Alien

The film begins with the return to earth of the space tug “Nostromo,” with seven crew members on board. The ship’s computer receives a distress signal from a ship on a nearby moon. “Nostromo” reverses course and heads for…

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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

Emmi, a 60-year-pld window-cleaner and a widow in Munich, enters a bar to get out of the rain. With the jukebox playing music…

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All In: The Fight for Democracy

All In: The Fight for Democracy

This searing documentary traces the origins and history of voter suppression in American political history. We no longer require voters to pass incomprehensible literacy tests or pay poll taxes…

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All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

This Oscar-winning film was adapted from Erich Maria Remarque’s novel and many feel it makes a most persuasive anti-war statement. When World War I breaks out in 1914 in Europe, adolescent students in a German school heed…

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A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove

Ove Lindahl lives in a Swedish townhouse neighborhood. He’s had three recent emotional setbacks: he was deposed of his chairmanship of the neighborhood association, six months ago he lost his beloved wife, Sonja…

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American Graffiti

American Graffiti

As the summer of 1962 draws to a close, four recent high school graduates, Curt, Steve, Terry, and John, spend the night cruising the streets in Modesto, California, before they move on to college and elsewhere…

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Anatomy of a Murder

Anatomy of a Murder

Paul Biegler, a retired small-time Michigan lawyer, is contacted by Laura Manion and asked to defend her husband, Lt. Frederick Manion. Pushed by his alcoholic mentor and friend, Parnell McCarthy, Biegler agrees to take the case. Lt. Manion was arrested…

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A New Leaf

A New Leaf

Henry Graham, a playboy who inherited a substantial amount of money, has been informed by his lawyer that he’s dead-broke. He spent all his wealth on maintaining a profligate lifestyle. Henry has no skills and no interest in pursuing work…

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Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

For 19 seasons, travel writer/personality Anthony Bourdain travelled around the world visiting places as exotic as the Congo, Saigon, Cuba and as contemporary as New York and Las Vegas…

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Antz

Antz

Z is the name of a neurotic working ant in an anthill with millions of inhabitants. He meets the ravishing Princess Bala, a much more refined ant. As Z revs up his efforts to woo Bala, he antagonizes General Mandible, Bala’s fiance…

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Apollo II

Apollo II

Producer Todd Douglas Miller and his production team, with the assistance of NASA and the National Archives and Records Administration, discovered unreleased (…)

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L’Argent

L’Argent

Norbert, a student in Paris, is in debt to a classmate. He tries to borrow money from a friend by hocking his watch…

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A Separation

A Separation

Set in contemporary Iran, a middle-class, hardworking family is about to disintegrate. Simin tells her husband Nader she wants to go to a country with more opportunities and freedom…

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Ash Is Purest White

Ash Is Purest White

Qiao is Bin’s girlfriend. Bin is the local gangster involved in borderline crime while running a mahjong parlor…

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A Special Day

A Special Day

On May 6, 1938, Hitler visits Mussolini in Rome. The event is huge as the Italians overwhelmingly cheer their two “heroes.” While Antonietta, a naive and overworked…

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Avalon

Avalon

In 1914, Sam Krichinsky emigrates from Eastern Europe to Baltimore. It’s a city with  tightly-knit Jewish Russian families…

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A Very English Scandal

A Very English Scandal

Jeremy Thorpe, a Liberal member of the British Parliament, had for several years, a relationship with a younger man, Norman Josiffe, a former stable boy. Josiffe, however, was unstable and difficult, so Thorpe decided to end the affair…

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La Bamba

La Bamba

LA BAMBA is a musical bio of the life of 1950s rock ‘n’ roll phenom Ritchie Valens (born Richard Valenzuela). At age 17, he makes it big with two songs, “La Bamba” and “Donna,” that reach the top…

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Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers

Adapted from Stephen Anbrose’s bestseller, the series follows the men of Easy Company, 101st Airborne Division, from their training in Georgia during the spring of 1942, to the D-Day invasion, the horrendous Battle of the Bulge, the liberation of the concentration camps, and the final victory in 1945…

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The Band Wagon

The Band Wagon

Tony Hunter is an aging star of musical shows who is no longer sought after by the big producers. His good friends, writers Lester and Lily Marton, convince Tony…

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Baran

Baran

A construction site in Teheran managed by Memar employs many Afghan refugees. They have no identity cards, are illegal, and work cheaply.  Lateef, a 17-year-old young man…

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Barbara

Barbara

Dr. Barbara Wolff is a physician in East Germany in 1980. Because she filed a request for a visa to leave East Germany, the government forcefully moves her from her prestigious hospital in Berlin to a pediatric clinic in a remote province of the country. That isn’t enough.

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The Battle of Algiers

The Battle of Algiers

The film depicts the fight between the rebels (or FLN) in Algeria and the French occupiers from 1954-1962. The most bloody battle is the one for Algiers. The FLN was based in the Casbah section of Algiers…

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Belle de Jour

Belle de Jour

Despite their love for each other, young and beautiful Séverine Serizy and her husband Pierre have a problem. Their sexual life is restricted. Although frustrated by his wife’s frigidity, he respects her wishes to lead her own life which…

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The Bicycle Thieves

The Bicycle Thieves

In war-torn Rome, jobs are very scarce. Antonio is lucky. He is offered a job posting advertising bills. However, the job requires the use of a bicycle, which…

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The Big Heat

The Big Heat

Detective Sergeant Dave Bannion is sent to investigate the suicide of a fellow rogue officer, Tom Duncan. His wife, Bertha Duncan, tells Bannion her husband was despondent about his deteriorating health…

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The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

Private detective Philip Marlowe is summoned to the mansion of General Sternwood. His flighty daughter Carmen incurred gambling debts to Arthur Geiger and he’s now blackmailing her…

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Billy Budd

Billy Budd

Aboard an eighteenth-century naval ship, Billy, an overly optimistic eighteen-year-old, sets off on his first voyage…

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Bird

Bird

In 1939, sax-player Charlie “Bird” Parker moves to New York from Kansas City and begins performing at local jazz clubs…

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Birdman of Alcatraz

Birdman of Alcatraz

Robert Stroud is imprisoned as a young man for committing a murder in Alaska. His rebellious attitude puts him in conflict with Harvey Shoemaker, the prison warden…

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Bitter Rice

Bitter Rice

The film begins during the start of the rice-planting season in the Po Valley in Italy. To escape the law, Francesca and Walter, two small-time thieves…

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Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Directed by Ridley Scott, the film is set in a dystopian Los Angeles. Retired police officer, Rick Deckard, returns to his former supervisor, Bryant, for a vital assignment. Previously, Deckard’s job was to track down bioengineered beings, known as “replicants,” and retire (destroy) them…

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Blue Is the Warmest Color

Blue Is the Warmest Color

Adele is an introverted 15-year-old high school student who is sexually ambivalent. Her sex experience with Thomas, a high school friend, is a total disappointment. Her gay friend Valentin, sensing her confusion, takes Adele to a gay dance bar. Adele meets Emma, an art student and painter with blue hair. They connect. There’s that first kiss at a picnic and before long they begin a passionate love affair. The relationship then fast-forwards to the two women now living together…

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Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet

College student Jeffrey Beaumont returns to his picture-perfect town of Lumberton, North Carolina, after his father suffered a near-fatal stroke. He notices a severed ear in a vacant lot. He brings it to the police station where the police detective’s daughter…

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Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire

The series covers the violent, crime-filled years of the Prohibition era in the U.S., between 1920 and 1931. Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, a powerful political figure in Atlantic City…

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Born To Be Blue

Born To Be Blue

In a 1954 performance at Birdland, attended by Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, Chet Baker was the jazz world’s hottest sensation…

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Boys Don’t Cry

Boys Don’t Cry

Teena Renae Brandon is a woman who needs to be a man. She cuts her hair short, wears masculine clothes, and stuffs a stocking…

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Breaker Morant

Breaker Morant

This true story is set in South Africa during the Second Boer War (1899-1902). The Boers were Dutch colonialists and their descendants who were battling the British for more control and influence in South Africa…

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Bride of Frankenstein

Bride of Frankenstein

Villagers surround the burning windmill and rejoice that the the Monster is dead. But the villagers are also saddened that the scientist Henry Frankenstein was in the wreckage and presumed dead…

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The Biggest Little Farm​

The Biggest Little Farm​

John and Molly Chester followed their dream. When they were evicted from their Santa Monica apartment because their dog would not stop barking, they bought…

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Bye Bye Birdie

Bye Bye Birdie

As popular rock ‘n’ roll star Conrad Birdie prepares to go into the Army, Albert Peterson, an unsuccessful songwriter, and his girlfriend, Rosie DeLeon, are hoping Conrad will sing their song when he appears on the Ed Sullivan Show….

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The Caine Mutiny

The Caine Mutiny

Commander Queeg’s minesweeper, the “USS Caine,” is informed that a typhoon is approaching. It hits the “Caine” forcefully, creating damage and panic. The rolling sea threatens to capsize the “Caine”…

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The Cakemaker

The Cakemaker

Thomas is an amazing gay German baker in Berlin. Oren, a businessman from Jerusalem, stops by every time he’s in Berlin to enjoy one of Thomas’s pastries. They become intimate….

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Carol

Carol

While working behind the counter in a fashionable Manhattan department store during the Christmas season, aspiring photographer Therese Belivet meets an upper-society customer, Carol Aird…

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Casting By

Casting By

This documentary is a celebration of the casting profession. Before the emergence of the super-star casting directors like Marion Dougherty…

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The Cave

The Cave

The filming of this documentary takes place in the underground tunnels beneath the town of Ghouta, located on the outskirts of Damascus. It has become the last-resort…

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The Chambermaid

The Chambermaid

Eve is a thirtysomething woman toiling as a chambermaid in a posh hotel in Mexico City. She covers an entire floor of rooms. The film follows her dreary routine of cleaning each room, tidying up the mess, changing the sheets and towels…

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Chernobyl

Chernobyl

On April 26, 1986, a safety test at the Chernobyl Nuclear Facility indicated  something was very wrong. Valery Legasov, an important Soviet nuclear physicist…

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The Child

The Child

After the birth of her baby, Sonia returns home from the hospital and is told that her live-in boyfriend, Bruno, has sublet the apartment…

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Children of Heaven

Children of Heaven

The Children of Heaven is primarily about Ali and Zahra, a brother and sister, in an impoverished family, who create a big problem  they do not want their parents to know about…

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City Lights

City Lights

The Tramp (Charlie Chaplin), while clowning around the city, encounters a beautiful Flower Girl on the street corner…

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Coal Miner’s Daughter

Coal Miner’s Daughter

Loretta Webb was one of eight children born and raised in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky. Her father, Ted Webb, was a coal miner The family was dirt-poor. Loretta was 15…

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Cold War

Cold War

In the ruins of post-war Poland, Wiktor and Zula fall deeply in love. Wiktor is a musical director and Zula a singer with a promising future. They both end up in a folk dance ensemble group where their kind of music is severely criticized…

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The Conformist

The Conformist

Considered by many a Bernardo Bertolucci masterpiece. Working for Mussolini in Rome in 1938, Marcello departs on his honeymoon to Paris. His boss gives him an assignment: while in Paris he is to kill…

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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

Daniel, in prison for second-degree murder, has a spiritual awakening. He wants to study for the priesthood when he is released…

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Criss Cross

Criss Cross

Steve Thompson returns to Los Angeles to try and rekindle the relationship with his ex-wife Anna. He gets a job as a driver with an armored-truck company. It’s a bit complicated; even though Anna is now married to the mobster Slim Dundee…

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Dark Passage

Dark Passage

Vincent Parry, convicted of murdering his wife, manages to escape from San Quentin Prison. Irene Jansen gives him a lift and smuggles him past a police roadblock. She offers him shelter…

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Dark Waters

Dark Waters

Robert Bilott is a promising lawyer in a prestigious Cincinnati law firm with a roster of major corporate clients including DuPont. One day, Wilbur Tennant…

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Das Boot

Das Boot

In 1942, during World War II, Hitler launched his submarines (U-boats) in the Atlantic with the mission to destroy English merchant shipping and starve the English people. And thus began what is known as the “The Battle of the Atlantic.” However, in time, Britain and the U.S. were able to destroy many of the submarines by protecting merchant ships with destroyer escorts, using breakthrough radar technology, and dropping depth charges when submarines were spotted…

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Daughters of the Dust

Daughters of the Dust

The film is set in 1902 and focuses on the members of the Peazant family. They live on St. Simons Island located off the Georgia-South Carolina coast. They are descendants of African-American slaves. Being relatively isolated…

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Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman

This superb video rendition is noteworthy in that it reunites the original leads, Lee J. Cobb and Mildred Dunnock…

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Deutschland 83

Deutschland 83

In 1983, East Germany’s Secret Service (Stasi) is concerned that American troops stationed in West Germany may attack…

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Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy

Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy

Diana Kennedy, an expat from England, became obsessed with Mexico and its cuisine the moment she set foot in the country in 1957. She stayed on and devoted the next 60 years…

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Diane

Diane

Diane is generous and thoughtful of others: she regularly visits her terminally ill cousin, Dottie, in the hospital, works in a soup kitchen feeding and nurturing the poor…

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Diner

Diner

Five male friends, in their twenties, meet frequently at the local diner to discuss issues they are facing. Eddie vows to call…

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Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

Roger Ailes grew up in Warren, Ohio, the son of a factory foreman. Diagnosed in early childhood with hemophilia, he lived his entire life with the threat of death. Director Alexis Bloom utilized archival footage and interviews to show…

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Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

Walter Neff, a successful insurance agent, is in his office dictating a confession for a crime he committed. The whole story is now  revealed in flashback. It begins with Neff visiting the Dietrichson home…

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Duck Soup

Duck Soup

The small country of Freedonia is bankrupt. The very wealthy Mrs. Teasdale agrees to provide financial assistance on condition that her friend, Rufus T. Firefly, is appointed its leader. To make matters worse, neighboring Sylvania is attempting to annex Freedonia…

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Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

From her days on the streets of Harlem, to her breakout performance at the age of 17 at Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater, and through six decades of international stardom, Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of This Things vividly chronicles the life of this ambitious, resilient performer…

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The Emigrants

The Emigrants

Karl-Oskar Nilsson, his wife Kristina, and Karl’s younger brother Robert live on a small farm in Sweden. The family struggles…

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Encounters at the End of the World

Encounters at the End of the World

Director/Writer Werner Herzog lived for a period of time at the McMurdo Research station, the largest habitation on Antarctica. While there, Herzog interviewed not only…

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The Endless Summer

The Endless Summer

Bruce Brown filmed spectacular shots of surfers Mike Hynson and Robert August as they searched for the “perfect wave”…

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Faces Places

Faces Places

Agnes Varda, an 89-year old filmmaker, teams up with 34-year old JR, a photographer of public art. Despite their age difference, they are a perfect fit: both are environmentalists and humanists…

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Fences

Fences

Troy Maxson and his long-time pal Jim Bono work as garbage collectors in 1950s Pittsburgh. Troy has had a tough life. He left home when he was 14 after beating his abusive father…

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First Cow

First Cow

A woman walking her dog in the woods discovers the skeletons of two human beings, curled together, as if they were still seeking warmth…

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The Fog of War

The Fog of War

This superb and heartbreaking documentary by Errol Morris focuses primarily on Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara during the early stages of the Vietnam War. While President Kennedy expressed doubts about winning the war…

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For Sama

For Sama

This documentary covers five years in the lives of Waad, her husband Hamza, and infant daughter Sama in war-torn Aleppo, Syria. As Assad brutally tries to destroy the rebels, he bombs…

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The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows

Antoine Doinel is a troubled youngster growing up in Paris with a mother and stepfather who do not understand him. He skips school, steals, and…

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Apple TV+

Apple TV+ (apple.com/tv). Subscription platform (SVOD). $4.99 per month. Free 7-day trial. Major devices: Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Mac, AirPlay, PC, Samsung Smart TV, Roku, Fire TV. One year free subscription when the following items are purchased after September 10, 2019 from an Apple Store or authorized Apple dealer: Apple TV 4K, iPhone, iPad, Mac. Check website for additional authorized Apple products. 

The Search

The Search

During World War II, mother and son, Hanna and Karel Malik, were separated at a German concentration camp…

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Letters From Iwo Jima

Letters From Iwo Jima

In 2005, Japanese archeologists on the island of Iwo Jima discovered a trove of letters written by Japanese soldiers during the bloody battle on the island…

read more
Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

Following their victory at Little Big Horn, the United States continued to push the Sioux off the Black Hills of the Dakotas, this time looking for gold…

read more
Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin, a young, precocious girl, was diagnosed with severe autism as a child…

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About Elly

About Elly

The film, About Elly, begins when a group of three married couples, their three children, Ahmad, a recently divorced young man, and Elly, the attractive, single teacher…

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The African Queen

The African Queen

Samuel Sayer and his sister Rose are British Methodist missionaries in the village of Kungdu in German-controlled East Africa…

read more
A Hard Day’s Night

A Hard Day’s Night

The madcap events start when the Beatles escape a horde of fans at the train station in Liverpool before boarding the train to London. They display patience and good humor as they encounter many interruptions…

read more
Airplane!

Airplane!

Ted Striker is a traumatized former war veteran pilot. He’s been unemployed since his discharge. His girlfriend, Elaine Dickinson, a flight stewardess, ditches him as she boards a plane. Hoping to get her back, Ted buys a ticket for the same flight…

read more
Alien

Alien

The film begins with the return to earth of the space tug “Nostromo,” with seven crew members on board. The ship’s computer receives a distress signal from a ship on a nearby moon. “Nostromo” reverses course and heads for…

read more
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

Emmi, a 60-year-pld window-cleaner and a widow in Munich, enters a bar to get out of the rain. With the jukebox playing music…

read more
All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

This Oscar-winning film was adapted from Erich Maria Remarque’s novel and many feel it makes a most persuasive anti-war statement. When World War I breaks out in 1914 in Europe, adolescent students in a German school heed…

read more
A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove

Ove Lindahl lives in a Swedish townhouse neighborhood. He’s had three recent emotional setbacks: he was deposed of his chairmanship of the neighborhood association, six months ago he lost his beloved wife, Sonja…

read more
American Graffiti

American Graffiti

As the summer of 1962 draws to a close, four recent high school graduates, Curt, Steve, Terry, and John, spend the night cruising the streets in Modesto, California, before they move on to college and elsewhere…

read more
Anatomy of a Murder

Anatomy of a Murder

Paul Biegler, a retired small-time Michigan lawyer, is contacted by Laura Manion and asked to defend her husband, Lt. Frederick Manion. Pushed by his alcoholic mentor and friend, Parnell McCarthy, Biegler agrees to take the case. Lt. Manion was arrested…

read more
A New Leaf

A New Leaf

Henry Graham, a playboy who inherited a substantial amount of money, has been informed by his lawyer that he’s dead-broke. He spent all his wealth on maintaining a profligate lifestyle. Henry has no skills and no interest in pursuing work…

read more
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

For 19 seasons, travel writer/personality Anthony Bourdain travelled around the world visiting places as exotic as the Congo, Saigon, Cuba and as contemporary as New York and Las Vegas…

read more
Antz

Antz

Z is the name of a neurotic working ant in an anthill with millions of inhabitants. He meets the ravishing Princess Bala, a much more refined ant. As Z revs up his efforts to woo Bala, he antagonizes General Mandible, Bala’s fiance…

read more
A Separation

A Separation

Set in contemporary Iran, a middle-class, hardworking family is about to disintegrate. Simin tells her husband Nader she wants to go to a country with more opportunities and freedom…

read more
Ash Is Purest White

Ash Is Purest White

Qiao is Bin’s girlfriend. Bin is the local gangster involved in borderline crime while running a mahjong parlor…

read more
A Special Day

A Special Day

On May 6, 1938, Hitler visits Mussolini in Rome. The event is huge as the Italians overwhelmingly cheer their two “heroes.” While Antonietta, a naive and overworked…

read more
Avalon

Avalon

In 1914, Sam Krichinsky emigrates from Eastern Europe to Baltimore. It’s a city with  tightly-knit Jewish Russian families…

read more
La Bamba

La Bamba

LA BAMBA is a musical bio of the life of 1950s rock ‘n’ roll phenom Ritchie Valens (born Richard Valenzuela). At age 17, he makes it big with two songs, “La Bamba” and “Donna,” that reach the top…

read more
The Band Wagon

The Band Wagon

Tony Hunter is an aging star of musical shows who is no longer sought after by the big producers. His good friends, writers Lester and Lily Marton, convince Tony…

read more
Barbara

Barbara

Dr. Barbara Wolff is a physician in East Germany in 1980. Because she filed a request for a visa to leave East Germany, the government forcefully moves her from her prestigious hospital in Berlin to a pediatric clinic in a remote province of the country. That isn’t enough.

read more
The Battle of Algiers

The Battle of Algiers

The film depicts the fight between the rebels (or FLN) in Algeria and the French occupiers from 1954-1962. The most bloody battle is the one for Algiers. The FLN was based in the Casbah section of Algiers…

read more
Belle de Jour

Belle de Jour

Despite their love for each other, young and beautiful Séverine Serizy and her husband Pierre have a problem. Their sexual life is restricted. Although frustrated by his wife’s frigidity, he respects her wishes to lead her own life which…

read more
The Bicycle Thieves

The Bicycle Thieves

In war-torn Rome, jobs are very scarce. Antonio is lucky. He is offered a job posting advertising bills. However, the job requires the use of a bicycle, which…

read more
The Big Heat

The Big Heat

Detective Sergeant Dave Bannion is sent to investigate the suicide of a fellow rogue officer, Tom Duncan. His wife, Bertha Duncan, tells Bannion her husband was despondent about his deteriorating health…

read more
The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

Private detective Philip Marlowe is summoned to the mansion of General Sternwood. His flighty daughter Carmen incurred gambling debts to Arthur Geiger and he’s now blackmailing her…

read more
Billy Budd

Billy Budd

Aboard an eighteenth-century naval ship, Billy, an overly optimistic eighteen-year-old, sets off on his first voyage…

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Bird

Bird

In 1939, sax-player Charlie “Bird” Parker moves to New York from Kansas City and begins performing at local jazz clubs…

read more
Birdman of Alcatraz

Birdman of Alcatraz

Robert Stroud is imprisoned as a young man for committing a murder in Alaska. His rebellious attitude puts him in conflict with Harvey Shoemaker, the prison warden…

read more
Bitter Rice

Bitter Rice

The film begins during the start of the rice-planting season in the Po Valley in Italy. To escape the law, Francesca and Walter, two small-time thieves…

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Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Directed by Ridley Scott, the film is set in a dystopian Los Angeles. Retired police officer, Rick Deckard, returns to his former supervisor, Bryant, for a vital assignment. Previously, Deckard’s job was to track down bioengineered beings, known as “replicants,” and retire (destroy) them…

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Blue Is the Warmest Color

Blue Is the Warmest Color

Adele is an introverted 15-year-old high school student who is sexually ambivalent. Her sex experience with Thomas, a high school friend, is a total disappointment. Her gay friend Valentin, sensing her confusion, takes Adele to a gay dance bar. Adele meets Emma, an art student and painter with blue hair. They connect. There’s that first kiss at a picnic and before long they begin a passionate love affair. The relationship then fast-forwards to the two women now living together…

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Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet

College student Jeffrey Beaumont returns to his picture-perfect town of Lumberton, North Carolina, after his father suffered a near-fatal stroke. He notices a severed ear in a vacant lot. He brings it to the police station where the police detective’s daughter…

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Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire

The series covers the violent, crime-filled years of the Prohibition era in the U.S., between 1920 and 1931. Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, a powerful political figure in Atlantic City…

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Born To Be Blue

Born To Be Blue

In a 1954 performance at Birdland, attended by Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, Chet Baker was the jazz world’s hottest sensation…

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Boys Don’t Cry

Boys Don’t Cry

Teena Renae Brandon is a woman who needs to be a man. She cuts her hair short, wears masculine clothes, and stuffs a stocking…

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Breathless

Breathless

Michel is a misfit who decides to steal a car so he can go to Italy. He is also out of control when he shoots a pursuing policeman…

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Bride of Frankenstein

Bride of Frankenstein

Villagers surround the burning windmill and rejoice that the the Monster is dead. But the villagers are also saddened that the scientist Henry Frankenstein was in the wreckage and presumed dead…

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The Biggest Little Farm​

The Biggest Little Farm​

John and Molly Chester followed their dream. When they were evicted from their Santa Monica apartment because their dog would not stop barking, they bought…

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Bye Bye Birdie

Bye Bye Birdie

As popular rock ‘n’ roll star Conrad Birdie prepares to go into the Army, Albert Peterson, an unsuccessful songwriter, and his girlfriend, Rosie DeLeon, are hoping Conrad will sing their song when he appears on the Ed Sullivan Show….

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The Caine Mutiny

The Caine Mutiny

Commander Queeg’s minesweeper, the “USS Caine,” is informed that a typhoon is approaching. It hits the “Caine” forcefully, creating damage and panic. The rolling sea threatens to capsize the “Caine”…

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

This biographical film, written by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, is about writer Lee Israel. Once successful, she now hasn’t been able to keep up with the times. One by one her books are rejected by publishers…

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Capernaum

Capernaum

Capernaum, which stands for “chaos,” is about a whip-smart 12-year old boy named Zain, who sues his parents for bringing him into a world filled with slums and poverty.

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Carol

Carol

While working behind the counter in a fashionable Manhattan department store during the Christmas season, aspiring photographer Therese Belivet meets an upper-society customer, Carol Aird…

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Casting By

Casting By

This documentary is a celebration of the casting profession. Before the emergence of the super-star casting directors like Marion Dougherty…

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Central Park

Central Park

CENTRAL PARK is an animated musical comedy about the quirky Tillerman family who lives in a rundown castle in New York’s most famous park. Owen, the father, manages the park…

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Cesar’s Last Fast

Cesar’s Last Fast

The documentary dives deeply into the personal life, vision, and legacy of Cesar Chavez, focusing on his 1988 thirty-six day fast known as the “Fast for Life.”…

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The Chambermaid

The Chambermaid

Eve is a thirtysomething woman toiling as a chambermaid in a posh hotel in Mexico City. She covers an entire floor of rooms. The film follows her dreary routine of cleaning each room, tidying up the mess, changing the sheets and towels…

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City Lights

City Lights

The Tramp (Charlie Chaplin), while clowning around the city, encounters a beautiful Flower Girl on the street corner…

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Clemency

Clemency

Bernardine Williams is a warden in a death row prison. She has the reputation  of being  a stickler for procedure…

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Coal Miner’s Daughter

Coal Miner’s Daughter

Loretta Webb was one of eight children born and raised in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky. Her father, Ted Webb, was a coal miner The family was dirt-poor. Loretta was 15…

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The Conformist

The Conformist

Considered by many a Bernardo Bertolucci masterpiece. Working for Mussolini in Rome in 1938, Marcello departs on his honeymoon to Paris. His boss gives him an assignment: while in Paris he is to kill…

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The Conversation

The Conversation

Harry Caul, the owner of a surveillance company, and his assistant Stan, are hired by a person referred to as The Director, to bug the conversation of a couple, Ann and Mark, as they walk around Union Square in San Francisco…

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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

Daniel, in prison for second-degree murder, has a spiritual awakening. He wants to study for the priesthood when he is released…

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Dark Passage

Dark Passage

Vincent Parry, convicted of murdering his wife, manages to escape from San Quentin Prison. Irene Jansen gives him a lift and smuggles him past a police roadblock. She offers him shelter…

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Daughters of the Dust

Daughters of the Dust

The film is set in 1902 and focuses on the members of the Peazant family. They live on St. Simons Island located off the Georgia-South Carolina coast. They are descendants of African-American slaves. Being relatively isolated…

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Defending Jacob

Defending Jacob

Andy and Laurie Barber have been happily married for 20 years. He is a successful assistant district attorney…

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Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy

Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy

Diana Kennedy, an expat from England, became obsessed with Mexico and its cuisine the moment she set foot in the country in 1957. She stayed on and devoted the next 60 years…

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Diane

Diane

Diane is generous and thoughtful of others: she regularly visits her terminally ill cousin, Dottie, in the hospital, works in a soup kitchen feeding and nurturing the poor…

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Diner

Diner

Five male friends, in their twenties, meet frequently at the local diner to discuss issues they are facing. Eddie vows to call…

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Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

Roger Ailes grew up in Warren, Ohio, the son of a factory foreman. Diagnosed in early childhood with hemophilia, he lived his entire life with the threat of death. Director Alexis Bloom utilized archival footage and interviews to show…

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Divorce Italian Style

Divorce Italian Style

Ferdinando, an impoverished nobleman, feels stuck in a marriage with Rosalie, an unattractive and common woman. Secretly, he’s totally smitten by Angela, a much younger and attractive neighbor…

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Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

Walter Neff, a successful insurance agent, is in his office dictating a confession for a crime he committed. The whole story is now  revealed in flashback. It begins with Neff visiting the Dietrichson home…

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Duck Soup

Duck Soup

The small country of Freedonia is bankrupt. The very wealthy Mrs. Teasdale agrees to provide financial assistance on condition that her friend, Rufus T. Firefly, is appointed its leader. To make matters worse, neighboring Sylvania is attempting to annex Freedonia…

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The Elephant Queen

The Elephant Queen

The title character is the 50-year old elephant Athena. She has the responsibility of taking care of her family, daughter Princess, toddler Wei-Wei…

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Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

From her days on the streets of Harlem, to her breakout performance at the age of 17 at Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater, and through six decades of international stardom, Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of This Things vividly chronicles the life of this ambitious, resilient performer…

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The Emigrants

The Emigrants

Karl-Oskar Nilsson, his wife Kristina, and Karl’s younger brother Robert live on a small farm in Sweden. The family struggles…

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Encounters at the End of the World

Encounters at the End of the World

Director/Writer Werner Herzog lived for a period of time at the McMurdo Research station, the largest habitation on Antarctica. While there, Herzog interviewed not only…

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The Endless Summer

The Endless Summer

Bruce Brown filmed spectacular shots of surfers Mike Hynson and Robert August as they searched for the “perfect wave”…

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Faces Places

Faces Places

Agnes Varda, an 89-year old filmmaker, teams up with 34-year old JR, a photographer of public art. Despite their age difference, they are a perfect fit: both are environmentalists and humanists…

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The Farewell

The Farewell

Chinese-born, New York-raised writer Billi Wang, maintains contact with her grandmother, Nai Nai, who lives in Changchun, China. Her parents, Haiyan and Lu Jian, inform Billi that Nai Nai has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and has only a few months to live…

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Fences

Fences

Troy Maxson and his long-time pal Jim Bono work as garbage collectors in 1950s Pittsburgh. Troy has had a tough life. He left home when he was 14 after beating his abusive father…

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Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

Film critic Peter Travers wrote in his review of Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles, that the film was an exhilarating, expansive warts-and-all look into…

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First Cow

First Cow

A woman walking her dog in the woods discovers the skeletons of two human beings, curled together, as if they were still seeking warmth…

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First Reformed

First Reformed

Reverend Ernst Toller agonizes over his failure to invigorate the rural First Reformed Church. He seeks solace in alcohol, reading Roman Catholic essays, and keeping a detailed journal of his thoughts…

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The Fog of War

The Fog of War

This superb and heartbreaking documentary by Errol Morris focuses primarily on Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara during the early stages of the Vietnam War. While President Kennedy expressed doubts about winning the war…

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For Sama

For Sama

This documentary covers five years in the lives of Waad, her husband Hamza, and infant daughter Sama in war-torn Aleppo, Syria. As Assad brutally tries to destroy the rebels, he bombs…

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The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows

Antoine Doinel is a troubled youngster growing up in Paris with a mother and stepfather who do not understand him. He skips school, steals, and…

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Foreign Correspondent

Foreign Correspondent

August 1939 is a month before Europe became engulfed in World War II. Mr.Powers, the editor of the New York Morning Globe is fed up with the inability of his celebrated reporters to get…

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Free Solo

Free Solo

The documentary is simple in concept: to record the death-defying climb by Alex Honnold of the 3,000 ft. El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Alex did this without a rope, which made this one of the greatest feats in the history of rock climbing. Before each climb, Alex studies the surface, entering in a notebook details about the rock. He commits all this to memory along with the moves he’s going to make to do the climb…

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Frenzy

Frenzy

Unlike most suspenseful films, the serial killer terrorizing London by strangling women with a tie is identified right from the start. His name is Bob Rusk…

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Gallipoli

Gallipoli

Archy and Frank are young, penniless Australians who decide to hop a freight train and join the Australian army. Australia is part of the British Empire that is in the midst of fighting Germany and the Ottoman Empire in World War I. Frank and Archy end up together and are sent…

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The Gatekeepers

The Gatekeepers

Directed by Dror Moreh, The Gatekeepers consists of in-depth interviews with six former heads of Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service…

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Get Out

Get Out

Black photographer Chris Washington and his white girlfriend, Rose Armitage, have been dating for several months. Rose now feels it’s time for the two of them to visit her parents at their large country home in upstate New York…

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Broadwayhd

BroadwayHD (broadwayhd.com). Subscription (SVOD). $8.99 per month or $99.99 annually. Major devices: AppleTV, iOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire Stick

Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman

This superb video rendition is noteworthy in that it reunites the original leads, Lee J. Cobb and Mildred Dunnock…

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The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

Abandoned by her husband, Amanda Wingfield supports herself and her handicapped daughter Laura by selling subscriptions from her dilapidated apartment…

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Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Phyllida Lloyd’s groundbreaking all-female version of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar stars leading actress Harriet Walter as Brutus…

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The King and I

The King and I

Anna, an English widow, is hired by the King of Siam to be governess and teacher to his many children…

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She Loves Me

She Loves Me

The musical play takes place in a fancy perfumery in Budapest operated by Zoltan Maraczek, a very strict…

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The Criterion Channel

The Criterion Channel (criterionchannel.com) is a subscription service (SVOD). $10.99 per month or $99.99 annually. Available on Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire.

Ballad of a Soldier

Ballad of a Soldier

On the Eastern Front during World War II, Private Alyosha Skvortsov single-handedly destroys two attacking German tanks…

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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

Emmi, a 60-year-pld window-cleaner and a widow in Munich, enters a bar to get out of the rain. With the jukebox playing music…

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L’Argent

L’Argent

Norbert, a student in Paris, is in debt to a classmate. He tries to borrow money from a friend by hocking his watch…

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The Bicycle Thieves

The Bicycle Thieves

In war-torn Rome, jobs are very scarce. Antonio is lucky. He is offered a job posting advertising bills. However, the job requires the use of a bicycle, which…

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Bitter Rice

Bitter Rice

The film begins during the start of the rice-planting season in the Po Valley in Italy. To escape the law, Francesca and Walter, two small-time thieves…

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Gallipoli

Gallipoli

Archy and Frank are young, penniless Australians who decide to hop a freight train and join the Australian army. Australia is part of the British Empire that is in the midst of fighting Germany and the Ottoman Empire in World War I. Frank and Archy end up together and are sent…

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Harlan County USA

Harlan County USA

Initially, the film intended to follow the attempt of the Miners for Democracy to unionize the miners at the Brookside Mine in Harlan County, Kentucky…

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I Vitelloni

I Vitelloni

A heavy downpour interrupts a beachside beauty pageant in a provincial town on the Italian Adriatic coast…

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La Strada

La Strada

Gelsomina, a young Italian woman, is forced to join Zampano, a street performer, as his assistant. Zampano’s payment to the mother is a meager 10,000 lire…

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Paisan

Paisan

Paisan is about the liberation of Italy starting with the Allied invasion of Sicily in 1943 to the end of World War II in 1945…

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The Promise (La Promesse)

The Promise (La Promesse)

Igor, a teenager, works for his father, Roger in Belgium. They provide housing for illegal immigrants in dilapidated buildings in return for cheap labor…

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Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco and His Brothers

The Parondi family consists of the matriarch Rosaria and her five sons. They move from the poor rural village of Lucania…

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Young Ahmed

Young Ahmed

Thirteen-year-old Ahmed becomes a follower of the radical Imam Youssouf, who preaches an extreme form of Islam…

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Disney+

Disney+ (www.disneyplus.com/login). A subscription service (SVOD). $6.99/month or $12.99/month for a package that includes Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. Available on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, LG TV, Roku, Samsung, Amazon Fire Tablets, Android Phones and tablets, iPhones and iPads.

Free Solo

Free Solo

The documentary is simple in concept: to record the death-defying climb by Alex Honnold of the 3,000 ft. El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Alex did this without a rope, which made this one of the greatest feats in the history of rock climbing. Before each climb, Alex studies the surface, entering in a notebook details about the rock. He commits all this to memory along with the moves he’s going to make to do the climb…

read more
Hamilton

Hamilton

The film is a live recording of Miranda’s 2015 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was adapted from Ron Chernow’s 2004 biography, Alexander Hamilton…

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Old Yeller

Old Yeller

On a farm in 1860s Texas, Jim Coates leaves his wife Katie, and his sons Travis and Arliss, and heads to Kansas to buy cattle…

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Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe

Phiona is a 10-year-old living in Katwe, a slum in Kampala Uganda. Together with her mother, Nakku Harriet and her brother, they make ends meet by selling maize in the market. It looks like Phiona will…

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DocumentaryWIRE

DocumentaryWIRE (documentarywire.com). One of the few free platforms that offers some of the current, popular documentaries.

Sicko

Sicko

Michael Moore’s investigative documentary attempts to expose the faults of the health care system in the U.S. before the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Moore believes that the profiteering and abuses of the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries are at the heart of the problem. It’s particularly relevant today as the politicians in Washington grapple with ways to provide universal health care for everyone…

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Fandango Now

FANDANGO NOW (fandangownow.com). A transactional service (TVOD).  You pay for each film you access. From $2.99 to $5 a film, but the company offers reward points that can reduce the cost of future rentals. Major devices are Samsung, Vizio, LQ smart TVs, Roku, Chromecast.
Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

On May,1940, the opposition Labor Party in England demands the resignation of Conservative Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain…

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The Search

The Search

During World War II, mother and son, Hanna and Karel Malik, were separated at a German concentration camp…

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Letters From Iwo Jima

Letters From Iwo Jima

In 2005, Japanese archeologists on the island of Iwo Jima discovered a trove of letters written by Japanese soldiers during the bloody battle on the island…

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Rabbit-Proof Fence

Rabbit-Proof Fence

Taking place in 1931, the film chronicles the loosely biographical experience of three Aboriginal girls, 14-year-old Molly…

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Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

Following their victory at Little Big Horn, the United States continued to push the Sioux off the Black Hills of the Dakotas, this time looking for gold…

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Jeremiah Johnson

Jeremiah Johnson

An emotionally bruised veteran of the Mexican-American War, Jeremiah Johnson renounces the civilized world and heads to the Rocky Mountains wilderness to find inner peace…

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Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow

BROKEN ARROW is a landmark film produced by a courageous studio that was one of the first to sympathetically depict the plight of the American Indian…

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Dances with Wolves

Dances with Wolves

Union officer John Dunbar is given the command of Fort Sedgwick, the Army’s remote outpost in the Dakota territory…

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Little Big Man

Little Big Man

In 1970, 121 year-old Jack Crabb, living in a hospice, recounts to a visiting historian his incredible life. Jack’s story begins when he and his sister survive an Indian massacre…

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Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin, a young, precocious girl, was diagnosed with severe autism as a child…

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Advocate

Advocate

Advocate is a film about Israeli human-rights lawyer Lea Tsemel as she tirelessly navigates through Israel’s judicial system defending Palestinian prisoners…

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Airplane!

Airplane!

Ted Striker is a traumatized former war veteran pilot. He’s been unemployed since his discharge. His girlfriend, Elaine Dickinson, a flight stewardess, ditches him as she boards a plane. Hoping to get her back, Ted buys a ticket for the same flight…

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Alien

Alien

The film begins with the return to earth of the space tug “Nostromo,” with seven crew members on board. The ship’s computer receives a distress signal from a ship on a nearby moon. “Nostromo” reverses course and heads for…

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All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

This Oscar-winning film was adapted from Erich Maria Remarque’s novel and many feel it makes a most persuasive anti-war statement. When World War I breaks out in 1914 in Europe, adolescent students in a German school heed…

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A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove

Ove Lindahl lives in a Swedish townhouse neighborhood. He’s had three recent emotional setbacks: he was deposed of his chairmanship of the neighborhood association, six months ago he lost his beloved wife, Sonja…

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American Graffiti

American Graffiti

As the summer of 1962 draws to a close, four recent high school graduates, Curt, Steve, Terry, and John, spend the night cruising the streets in Modesto, California, before they move on to college and elsewhere…

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Anatomy of a Murder

Anatomy of a Murder

Paul Biegler, a retired small-time Michigan lawyer, is contacted by Laura Manion and asked to defend her husband, Lt. Frederick Manion. Pushed by his alcoholic mentor and friend, Parnell McCarthy, Biegler agrees to take the case. Lt. Manion was arrested…

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Antz

Antz

Z is the name of a neurotic working ant in an anthill with millions of inhabitants. He meets the ravishing Princess Bala, a much more refined ant. As Z revs up his efforts to woo Bala, he antagonizes General Mandible, Bala’s fiance…

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A Separation

A Separation

Set in contemporary Iran, a middle-class, hardworking family is about to disintegrate. Simin tells her husband Nader she wants to go to a country with more opportunities and freedom…

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Ash Is Purest White

Ash Is Purest White

Qiao is Bin’s girlfriend. Bin is the local gangster involved in borderline crime while running a mahjong parlor…

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Avalon

Avalon

In 1914, Sam Krichinsky emigrates from Eastern Europe to Baltimore. It’s a city with  tightly-knit Jewish Russian families…

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Babel

Babel

The film Babel weaves four separate stories that are based in four different locations, with different languages, and different cultures…

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La Bamba

La Bamba

LA BAMBA is a musical bio of the life of 1950s rock ‘n’ roll phenom Ritchie Valens (born Richard Valenzuela). At age 17, he makes it big with two songs, “La Bamba” and “Donna,” that reach the top…

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The Band Wagon

The Band Wagon

Tony Hunter is an aging star of musical shows who is no longer sought after by the big producers. His good friends, writers Lester and Lily Marton, convince Tony…

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The Big Heat

The Big Heat

Detective Sergeant Dave Bannion is sent to investigate the suicide of a fellow rogue officer, Tom Duncan. His wife, Bertha Duncan, tells Bannion her husband was despondent about his deteriorating health…

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The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

Private detective Philip Marlowe is summoned to the mansion of General Sternwood. His flighty daughter Carmen incurred gambling debts to Arthur Geiger and he’s now blackmailing her…

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Billy Budd

Billy Budd

Aboard an eighteenth-century naval ship, Billy, an overly optimistic eighteen-year-old, sets off on his first voyage…

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Bird

Bird

In 1939, sax-player Charlie “Bird” Parker moves to New York from Kansas City and begins performing at local jazz clubs…

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Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Directed by Ridley Scott, the film is set in a dystopian Los Angeles. Retired police officer, Rick Deckard, returns to his former supervisor, Bryant, for a vital assignment. Previously, Deckard’s job was to track down bioengineered beings, known as “replicants,” and retire (destroy) them…

read more
Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet

College student Jeffrey Beaumont returns to his picture-perfect town of Lumberton, North Carolina, after his father suffered a near-fatal stroke. He notices a severed ear in a vacant lot. He brings it to the police station where the police detective’s daughter…

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Boys Don’t Cry

Boys Don’t Cry

Teena Renae Brandon is a woman who needs to be a man. She cuts her hair short, wears masculine clothes, and stuffs a stocking…

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Bride of Frankenstein

Bride of Frankenstein

Villagers surround the burning windmill and rejoice that the the Monster is dead. But the villagers are also saddened that the scientist Henry Frankenstein was in the wreckage and presumed dead…

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The Biggest Little Farm​

The Biggest Little Farm​

John and Molly Chester followed their dream. When they were evicted from their Santa Monica apartment because their dog would not stop barking, they bought…

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Bye Bye Birdie

Bye Bye Birdie

As popular rock ‘n’ roll star Conrad Birdie prepares to go into the Army, Albert Peterson, an unsuccessful songwriter, and his girlfriend, Rosie DeLeon, are hoping Conrad will sing their song when he appears on the Ed Sullivan Show….

read more
The Caine Mutiny

The Caine Mutiny

Commander Queeg’s minesweeper, the “USS Caine,” is informed that a typhoon is approaching. It hits the “Caine” forcefully, creating damage and panic. The rolling sea threatens to capsize the “Caine”…

read more
Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

This biographical film, written by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, is about writer Lee Israel. Once successful, she now hasn’t been able to keep up with the times. One by one her books are rejected by publishers…

read more
Capernaum

Capernaum

Capernaum, which stands for “chaos,” is about a whip-smart 12-year old boy named Zain, who sues his parents for bringing him into a world filled with slums and poverty.

read more
The Cave

The Cave

The filming of this documentary takes place in the underground tunnels beneath the town of Ghouta, located on the outskirts of Damascus. It has become the last-resort…

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Children of Heaven

Children of Heaven

The Children of Heaven is primarily about Ali and Zahra, a brother and sister, in an impoverished family, who create a big problem  they do not want their parents to know about…

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Clemency

Clemency

Bernardine Williams is a warden in a death row prison. She has the reputation  of being  a stickler for procedure…

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Coal Miner’s Daughter

Coal Miner’s Daughter

Loretta Webb was one of eight children born and raised in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky. Her father, Ted Webb, was a coal miner The family was dirt-poor. Loretta was 15…

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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

Daniel, in prison for second-degree murder, has a spiritual awakening. He wants to study for the priesthood when he is released…

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Criss Cross

Criss Cross

Steve Thompson returns to Los Angeles to try and rekindle the relationship with his ex-wife Anna. He gets a job as a driver with an armored-truck company. It’s a bit complicated; even though Anna is now married to the mobster Slim Dundee…

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Dark Passage

Dark Passage

Vincent Parry, convicted of murdering his wife, manages to escape from San Quentin Prison. Irene Jansen gives him a lift and smuggles him past a police roadblock. She offers him shelter…

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Dark Waters

Dark Waters

Robert Bilott is a promising lawyer in a prestigious Cincinnati law firm with a roster of major corporate clients including DuPont. One day, Wilbur Tennant…

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Diner

Diner

Five male friends, in their twenties, meet frequently at the local diner to discuss issues they are facing. Eddie vows to call…

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Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

Roger Ailes grew up in Warren, Ohio, the son of a factory foreman. Diagnosed in early childhood with hemophilia, he lived his entire life with the threat of death. Director Alexis Bloom utilized archival footage and interviews to show…

read more
Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

Walter Neff, a successful insurance agent, is in his office dictating a confession for a crime he committed. The whole story is now  revealed in flashback. It begins with Neff visiting the Dietrichson home…

read more
Downton Abbey: The Movie

Downton Abbey: The Movie

The story takes place in 1927. Robert Crawley receives a letter from King George and Queen Mary that as part of their royal tour of the country, the King and Queen would like to stay over at Downton Abbey…

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Duck Soup

Duck Soup

The small country of Freedonia is bankrupt. The very wealthy Mrs. Teasdale agrees to provide financial assistance on condition that her friend, Rufus T. Firefly, is appointed its leader. To make matters worse, neighboring Sylvania is attempting to annex Freedonia…

read more
The Endless Summer

The Endless Summer

Bruce Brown filmed spectacular shots of surfers Mike Hynson and Robert August as they searched for the “perfect wave”…

read more
Faces Places

Faces Places

Agnes Varda, an 89-year old filmmaker, teams up with 34-year old JR, a photographer of public art. Despite their age difference, they are a perfect fit: both are environmentalists and humanists…

read more
Fences

Fences

Troy Maxson and his long-time pal Jim Bono work as garbage collectors in 1950s Pittsburgh. Troy has had a tough life. He left home when he was 14 after beating his abusive father…

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First Cow

First Cow

A woman walking her dog in the woods discovers the skeletons of two human beings, curled together, as if they were still seeking warmth…

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First Reformed

First Reformed

Reverend Ernst Toller agonizes over his failure to invigorate the rural First Reformed Church. He seeks solace in alcohol, reading Roman Catholic essays, and keeping a detailed journal of his thoughts…

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For Sama

For Sama

This documentary covers five years in the lives of Waad, her husband Hamza, and infant daughter Sama in war-torn Aleppo, Syria. As Assad brutally tries to destroy the rebels, he bombs…

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Ford v Ferrari

Ford v Ferrari

Lee Iacocca, VP of Ford, convinces Henry Ford II to purchase the cash-starved Ferrari car company…

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Free Solo

Free Solo

The documentary is simple in concept: to record the death-defying climb by Alex Honnold of the 3,000 ft. El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Alex did this without a rope, which made this one of the greatest feats in the history of rock climbing. Before each climb, Alex studies the surface, entering in a notebook details about the rock. He commits all this to memory along with the moves he’s going to make to do the climb…

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Frenzy

Frenzy

Unlike most suspenseful films, the serial killer terrorizing London by strangling women with a tie is identified right from the start. His name is Bob Rusk…

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The Front

The Front

In 1953, Howard Prince, a restaurant cashier and small-time bookie, agrees to be a “front” for his good friend Alfred Miller, a blacklisted TV screenwriter…

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Gallipoli

Gallipoli

Archy and Frank are young, penniless Australians who decide to hop a freight train and join the Australian army. Australia is part of the British Empire that is in the midst of fighting Germany and the Ottoman Empire in World War I. Frank and Archy end up together and are sent…

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The Gatekeepers

The Gatekeepers

Directed by Dror Moreh, The Gatekeepers consists of in-depth interviews with six former heads of Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service…

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Get Out

Get Out

Black photographer Chris Washington and his white girlfriend, Rose Armitage, have been dating for several months. Rose now feels it’s time for the two of them to visit her parents at their large country home in upstate New York…

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Gigi

Gigi

Based on the novella of the same name by Collette, this musical film is set in turn-of-the-20th-century Paris and Deauville. Several amazing characters’ lives interconnect: Gaston, the bored bon vivant; Honore, the old lover-man who narrates much of the story; the youthful and precocious Gigi; and Madame Alvarez, Gigi’s caring grandmother, who keeps a watchful eye on everything going on…

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Good Night and Good Luck

Good Night and Good Luck

In the 1950s, Senator Joseph McCarthy was on a rampage stating that the government was infiltrated by Communists and Communists sympathizers. Bullied and fearful, most Washington politicians…

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The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

An adaptation of John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel of the same name, the film, directed by John Ford, follows the excruciating journey of the Joad family from the Oklahoma dust bowl to a hopefully new life in California. They pack everything into a dilapidated 1926 Hudson sedan…

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Grease

Grease

After a summer romance, Sandy Olsson, an Australian exchange student, and Danny Zuco, head of the T-Birds greaser gang, are now seniors at Rydell High School…

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Guilty by Suspicion

Guilty by Suspicion

When David Merrill, a 1950s film director, returns to the United States from Paris, McCarthyism and the Red Scare is sweeping the country…

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The Gunfighter

The Gunfighter

Jimmy Ringo, the aging but still feared gunfighter, returns to his hometown seeking to reconcile with his estranged wife and son. Marshal Mark Strett, Ringo’s old friend, urges him to leave town and avoid trouble. The marshal knows that every gunslinger in the area will want to confront Ringo and be known as “the man who shot Ringo.”…

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The Guns of Navarone

The Guns of Navarone

During World War II, the Nazi army plans to annihilate 2,000 British soldiers marooned on the island of Kheros in the Aegean Sea…

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Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

After the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Desmond Doss enlists in the Army even though he probably could get a deferment as an employee with a defense manufacturer…

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Hair

Hair

Hair is a rock musical set against the hippie protest movements during the Vietnam War. Claude Hooper Bukowski, a native Oklahoman, sets off to New York for a fling after being drafted by the army…

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The Harder They Fall

The Harder They Fall

Eddie Willis, a has-been, weary sportswriter is hired to do PR work for boxing promoter Nick Benko. Benko wants to promote fighter Toro Moreno…

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Harriet

Harriet

n 1840s Maryland, a slave state, Araminta “Minty” Ross is newly married to a freedman, John Tubman. Living on the Brodess farm, Gideon Brodess, the owner, reneges on the promise to give Minty her freedom…

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Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

Katherine Goble, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan are brilliant mathematicians recruited to work at NASA in the United States Space Program…

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High Noon

High Noon

Sheriff Will Kane, newly married, is looking to retire and start a new life in another part of the country. He’s informed that gunslinger Frank Miller was recently released from jail and is looking to settle the score. Kane was the one who sent Miller to prison. Kane’s wife, Amy, a Quaker and a pacifist, abhors violence and urges her husband to move on. He explains to Amy that if he runs, Frank Miller will hunt him down, no matter where they go…

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High Sierra

High Sierra

The aging gangster, Big Mac, is planning to rob a fashionable resort in Tropico Springs California. To help him…

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Honeyland

Honeyland

Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in an isolated village in North Macedonia where there are no roads, electricity or running water…

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How Green Was My Valley

How Green Was My Valley

Huw Morgan is the youngest son in a Welsh coal mining family of nine. His childhood is idyllic: everyone in town gets along; the men working…

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How the West Was Won

How the West Was Won

Set between 1839 and 1889, the film follows three generations of families (starting with the Prescotts) as they moved from western New York all the way to the Pacific…

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In a Lonely Place

In a Lonely Place

Dixon Steele is a fading screenwriter out of work primarily as a result of his heavy drinking and violent temper. His agent, Mel Lippman, encourages him to adapt a book for a film…

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Incitement

Incitement

Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated on November 4, 1995 by Yigal Amir, a radical ultranationalist…

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The Innocents

The Innocents

The story takes place in Warsaw, 1945, shortly after the end of World War II. In one of the clinics, Mathilde, a Red Cross doctor, is treating wounded and sick survivors. She is interrupted by a hysterical Benedictine nun

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In the Name of the Father

In the Name of the Father

Gerry Conlon is an Irish ne’er-do-well living in Belfast. Conlon’s father urges his son to move to London fearing punishment by the IRA…

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The Insult

The Insult

Tony Hanna, a Lebanese Christian, discovers contractors fixing a gutter running from his balcony to the street. When Tony becomes aware that the worker, Yasser Abdallah Salameh, is a Palestinian refugee…

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Judy

Judy

The film opens showing a young Judy being coerced by an ambitious, pill-pushing mother and the ruthless MGM chief, Louis B. Mayer. All of these pressures drive Judy into a deep depression resulting in drug addiction and alcoholism…

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Just Mercy

Just Mercy

This is the true story of Walter McMillan who in 1987 Alabama was falsely convicted of murder and was facing execution. Bryan Stevenson, a young defense attorney, originally from the Northeast, hears…

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Key Largo

Key Largo

Embittered World War II army veteran, Frank McCloud, arrives at the Hotel Largo in Key Largo, Florida, to pay his respects to the family of George Temple…

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The Killers

The Killers

Two hitmen, Max and Al, arrive at a diner in Brentwood, New Jersey, with the intention of killing Pete Lund (known as “Swede”). Swede supposedly double-crossed the mob boss, Big Jim Colfax, stealing a ton of money…

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The King of Comedy

The King of Comedy

The most unusual film Martin Scorsese has ever directed. Rupert Pupkin is a mentally deranged wannabe comic trying to launch his career by appearing as a guest on the “Jerry Langford Show.” He practices his stand-up shtick…

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The Search

The Search

During World War II, mother and son, Hanna and Karel Malik, were separated at a German concentration camp…

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Letters From Iwo Jima

Letters From Iwo Jima

In 2005, Japanese archeologists on the island of Iwo Jima discovered a trove of letters written by Japanese soldiers during the bloody battle on the island…

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Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

Following their victory at Little Big Horn, the United States continued to push the Sioux off the Black Hills of the Dakotas, this time looking for gold…

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Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin, a young, precocious girl, was diagnosed with severe autism as a child…

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Apollo II

Apollo II

Producer Todd Douglas Miller and his production team, with the assistance of NASA and the National Archives and Records Administration, discovered unreleased (…)

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A Separation

A Separation

Set in contemporary Iran, a middle-class, hardworking family is about to disintegrate. Simin tells her husband Nader she wants to go to a country with more opportunities and freedom…

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Ash Is Purest White

Ash Is Purest White

Qiao is Bin’s girlfriend. Bin is the local gangster involved in borderline crime while running a mahjong parlor…

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A Special Day

A Special Day

On May 6, 1938, Hitler visits Mussolini in Rome. The event is huge as the Italians overwhelmingly cheer their two “heroes.” While Antonietta, a naive and overworked…

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Bad Education

Bad Education

Dr. Frank Tassone is the superintendent of the Roslyn School District in Long Island, New York. He’s revered by everyone…

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Bird

Bird

In 1939, sax-player Charlie “Bird” Parker moves to New York from Kansas City and begins performing at local jazz clubs…

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Born To Be Blue

Born To Be Blue

In a 1954 performance at Birdland, attended by Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, Chet Baker was the jazz world’s hottest sensation…

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Boys Don’t Cry

Boys Don’t Cry

Teena Renae Brandon is a woman who needs to be a man. She cuts her hair short, wears masculine clothes, and stuffs a stocking…

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The Chambermaid

The Chambermaid

Eve is a thirtysomething woman toiling as a chambermaid in a posh hotel in Mexico City. She covers an entire floor of rooms. The film follows her dreary routine of cleaning each room, tidying up the mess, changing the sheets and towels…

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Chernobyl

Chernobyl

On April 26, 1986, a safety test at the Chernobyl Nuclear Facility indicated  something was very wrong. Valery Legasov, an important Soviet nuclear physicist…

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The Child

The Child

After the birth of her baby, Sonia returns home from the hospital and is told that her live-in boyfriend, Bruno, has sublet the apartment…

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City Lights

City Lights

The Tramp (Charlie Chaplin), while clowning around the city, encounters a beautiful Flower Girl on the street corner…

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Dark Waters

Dark Waters

Robert Bilott is a promising lawyer in a prestigious Cincinnati law firm with a roster of major corporate clients including DuPont. One day, Wilbur Tennant…

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Diane

Diane

Diane is generous and thoughtful of others: she regularly visits her terminally ill cousin, Dottie, in the hospital, works in a soup kitchen feeding and nurturing the poor…

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Diner

Diner

Five male friends, in their twenties, meet frequently at the local diner to discuss issues they are facing. Eddie vows to call…

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Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

Roger Ailes grew up in Warren, Ohio, the son of a factory foreman. Diagnosed in early childhood with hemophilia, he lived his entire life with the threat of death. Director Alexis Bloom utilized archival footage and interviews to show…

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Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

From her days on the streets of Harlem, to her breakout performance at the age of 17 at Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater, and through six decades of international stardom, Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of This Things vividly chronicles the life of this ambitious, resilient performer…

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Encounters at the End of the World

Encounters at the End of the World

Director/Writer Werner Herzog lived for a period of time at the McMurdo Research station, the largest habitation on Antarctica. While there, Herzog interviewed not only…

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The Endless Summer

The Endless Summer

Bruce Brown filmed spectacular shots of surfers Mike Hynson and Robert August as they searched for the “perfect wave”…

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The Fog of War

The Fog of War

This superb and heartbreaking documentary by Errol Morris focuses primarily on Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara during the early stages of the Vietnam War. While President Kennedy expressed doubts about winning the war…

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For Sama

For Sama

This documentary covers five years in the lives of Waad, her husband Hamza, and infant daughter Sama in war-torn Aleppo, Syria. As Assad brutally tries to destroy the rebels, he bombs…

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Ford v Ferrari

Ford v Ferrari

Lee Iacocca, VP of Ford, convinces Henry Ford II to purchase the cash-starved Ferrari car company…

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The Front

The Front

In 1953, Howard Prince, a restaurant cashier and small-time bookie, agrees to be a “front” for his good friend Alfred Miller, a blacklisted TV screenwriter…

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Gallipoli

Gallipoli

Archy and Frank are young, penniless Australians who decide to hop a freight train and join the Australian army. Australia is part of the British Empire that is in the midst of fighting Germany and the Ottoman Empire in World War I. Frank and Archy end up together and are sent…

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Get Out

Get Out

Black photographer Chris Washington and his white girlfriend, Rose Armitage, have been dating for several months. Rose now feels it’s time for the two of them to visit her parents at their large country home in upstate New York…

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Girlfriends

Girlfriends

Susan Weinblatt is a photographer who supports herself taking photos at bar mitzvahs and weddings. She’s ecstatic when a magazine buys three of her photos. Her happiness, however, is jolted when her roommate…

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Guilty by Suspicion

Guilty by Suspicion

When David Merrill, a 1950s film director, returns to the United States from Paris, McCarthyism and the Red Scare is sweeping the country…

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The Guns of Navarone

The Guns of Navarone

During World War II, the Nazi army plans to annihilate 2,000 British soldiers marooned on the island of Kheros in the Aegean Sea…

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Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

Katherine Goble, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan are brilliant mathematicians recruited to work at NASA in the United States Space Program…

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Hiroshima Mon Amour

Hiroshima Mon Amour

Hiroshima Mon Amour is basically a series of conversations between a French actress (Elle) and a Japanese architect (Lui). From graphic newsreels, viewers…

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Honeyland

Honeyland

Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in an isolated village in North Macedonia where there are no roads, electricity or running water…

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Ikiru

Ikiru

Kanji Watanabe is a middle-aged civil servant who worked in a dead-end boring job for over 30 years. His wife died and Watanabe now…

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Incitement

Incitement

Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated on November 4, 1995 by Yigal Amir, a radical ultranationalist…

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Jazz-Ken Burns

Jazz-Ken Burns

Renowned filmmaker Ken Burns reveals the history of jazz in the United States in just ten episodes…

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Just Mercy

Just Mercy

This is the true story of Walter McMillan who in 1987 Alabama was falsely convicted of murder and was facing execution. Bryan Stevenson, a young defense attorney, originally from the Northeast, hears…

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Keeping Faith

Keeping Faith

They seem to be the perfect Welsh family: Faith, a beautiful mother and wife, three adorable kids, and Evan, a warm-hearted successful husband…

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The King and I

The King and I

Anna, an English widow, is hired by the King of Siam to be governess and teacher to his many children…

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Knives Out

Knives Out

Like all great murder-mystery films (and books), it’s important to share the outlines of the plot without revealing too many of the twists and turns…

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The Last Waltz

The Last Waltz

When the Canadian-American rock group “The Band” decided to disband, they resolved to do it in style. On Thanksgiving Day, 1976, they held a memorable farewell concert at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Fortunately, Martin Scorsese filmed the entire event…

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Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence is a Lieutenant in the British Army during World War I. He’s irascible and often insolent to his superiors. Mr. Dryden, of the Arab Bureau, has an idea.  He’ll send Lawrence to Arabia to assess…

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Lili

Lili

A naive, young, French girl arrives in a provincial town hoping to find an old friend of her father…

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Lorenzo’s Oil

Lorenzo’s Oil

It’s about Augusto and Michaela Odone and their relentless search to find a cure when their young  son Lorenzo is diagnosed with the fatal disease, ALD…

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Lorna’s Silence

Lorna’s Silence

Lorna is an Albanian woman living in Liege, an industrial town in Belgium. Lorna paid Fabio, a mobster, to arrange the marriage with her drug-addicted husband, Claudy, so she could become a Belgian citizen…

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Loving

Loving

Richard Loving, a white construction worker, falls in love with Mildred Jeter, a black woman and family friend…

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Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris

Gil Pender and his fiancee Inez, are vacationing in Paris. Gil is an unfulfilled screenwriter struggling…

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Mrs. America

Mrs. America

The series begins in the early ’70s when politicians were furiously fighting for and against the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)…

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Old Yeller

Old Yeller

On a farm in 1860s Texas, Jim Coates leaves his wife Katie, and his sons Travis and Arliss, and heads to Kansas to buy cattle…

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Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

The time is early 1969. Rick Dalton, a star of Hollywood Westerns, fears his career is waning. His agent, Marvin Schwarzs urges Rick to go to Italy where he can find work making Spaghetti Westerns…

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Parasite

Parasite

Kim Ki-taek, his wife, Chung-sook, their son, Ki-woo, and their daughter, Ki-jeong, are an impoverished family living in a crowded semi-basement apartment in Korea. ..

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Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe

Phiona is a 10-year-old living in Katwe, a slum in Kampala Uganda. Together with her mother, Nakku Harriet and her brother, they make ends meet by selling maize in the market. It looks like Phiona will…

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Serpico

Serpico

Serpico graduates from the police academy filled with optimism and pride. He gets assigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigations where he’s allowed to grow a beard and mustache…

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The Square

The Square

In the winter of 2011, thousands of protesters gathered in Tahrir Square to demand the removal of the dictatorial President Hosni Mubarak…

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Suffragette

Suffragette

In 1912, 24-year-old laundry worker, Maud Watts, and her co-worker Violet Miller, become involved in the protests by the suffragettes…

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Tel Aviv on Fire

Tel Aviv on Fire

Salam Abbas, a charismatic 30-year-old Palestinian living in East Jerusalem, is a trainee on the Palestinian TV soap opera, “Tel Aviv on Fire”…

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The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments

The Pharaoh of Egypt has ordered the death of all newborn Hebrew males. Yochabel saves her infant son by setting him adrift in a basket on the Nile…

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Tin Men

Tin Men

In 1963 Baltimore, two aluminum siding salesmen, Ernest Tilley and Bill “BB” Babowsky are fierce rivals…

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Trumbo

Trumbo

At the height of his career, screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is questioned by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) regarding his former membership in the Communist Party…

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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Madame Emery and her beautiful 17-year old daughter Genevieve own a struggling umbrella boutique in the French coastal town of Cherbourg…

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The Unknown Girl

The Unknown Girl

Jenny Davin is a hard-working young doctor in a small clinic in Liege, Belgium. She is prepared to go home after a long day when her front door buzzer rings…

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Us

Us

The film begins with a family spending a pleasant day on the boardwalk in Santa Cruz, California. The young daughter, Adelaide, separates from the family and finds herself in an abandoned hall of mirrors shack. She sees her…

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Vincere

Vincere

It’s 1907 in Rome and Ida Dalser is captivated by a dynamic young socialist named Benito Mussolini. They fall in love and begin a torrid love affair…

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The Whistleblower

The Whistleblower

Kathryn Bolkovac, an American police officer, takes a job with Democra Security, a private contractor for the United Nations International Police in post-war Bosnia…

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Woodstock

Woodstock

Often referred to as “the weekend that defined a generation,” the Woodstock festival in 1969 became known as the beginning of the Hippie Generation…

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Working Woman

Working Woman

Orna is a married mother of three. Her husband, Ofer, opened a restaurant but it’s struggling. To help support the family, Orna lands a job working for Benny, an Israeli real estate developer…

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Young Ahmed

Young Ahmed

Thirteen-year-old Ahmed becomes a follower of the radical Imam Youssouf, who preaches an extreme form of Islam…

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Hulu

Hulu Plus (hulu.com). A subscription service (SVOD). $5.99 per month (with commercials) or $11.99 per month (no commercials). Major devices: Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox, Roku, iOs.
A French Village

A French Village

In June 1940, German military forces occupied the fictional French village of Villeneuve. They quickly took control of all aspects of the village’s life and businesses. All political dissent and resistance were brutally suppressed…

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Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

For 19 seasons, travel writer/personality Anthony Bourdain travelled around the world visiting places as exotic as the Congo, Saigon, Cuba and as contemporary as New York and Las Vegas…

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Apollo II

Apollo II

Producer Todd Douglas Miller and his production team, with the assistance of NASA and the National Archives and Records Administration, discovered unreleased (…)

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The Biggest Little Farm​

The Biggest Little Farm​

John and Molly Chester followed their dream. When they were evicted from their Santa Monica apartment because their dog would not stop barking, they bought…

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Das Boot

Das Boot

In 1942, during World War II, Hitler launched his submarines (U-boats) in the Atlantic with the mission to destroy English merchant shipping and starve the English people. And thus began what is known as the “The Battle of the Atlantic.” However, in time, Britain and the U.S. were able to destroy many of the submarines by protecting merchant ships with destroyer escorts, using breakthrough radar technology, and dropping depth charges when submarines were spotted…

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Deutschland 83

Deutschland 83

In 1983, East Germany’s Secret Service (Stasi) is concerned that American troops stationed in West Germany may attack…

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Diane

Diane

Diane is generous and thoughtful of others: she regularly visits her terminally ill cousin, Dottie, in the hospital, works in a soup kitchen feeding and nurturing the poor…

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Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

Roger Ailes grew up in Warren, Ohio, the son of a factory foreman. Diagnosed in early childhood with hemophilia, he lived his entire life with the threat of death. Director Alexis Bloom utilized archival footage and interviews to show…

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Free Solo

Free Solo

The documentary is simple in concept: to record the death-defying climb by Alex Honnold of the 3,000 ft. El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Alex did this without a rope, which made this one of the greatest feats in the history of rock climbing. Before each climb, Alex studies the surface, entering in a notebook details about the rock. He commits all this to memory along with the moves he’s going to make to do the climb…

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Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

Katherine Goble, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan are brilliant mathematicians recruited to work at NASA in the United States Space Program…

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Lorenzo’s Oil

Lorenzo’s Oil

It’s about Augusto and Michaela Odone and their relentless search to find a cure when their young  son Lorenzo is diagnosed with the fatal disease, ALD…

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Loving

Loving

Richard Loving, a white construction worker, falls in love with Mildred Jeter, a black woman and family friend…

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Minding the Gap

Minding the Gap

Rockford, Illinois, a midwestern rust-belt city, is the home of astonishing first-time filmmaker Bing Liu. Over a 12-year period he filmed two of his skateboarding friends, Zack and Keire, as they grappled with their…

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Mrs. America

Mrs. America

The series begins in the early ’70s when politicians were furiously fighting for and against the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)…

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Norma Rae

Norma Rae

Norma Rae is a tired, small-town textile worker trying to support her family on her small salary. She’s a woman with no great education but with a lot of common sense…

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Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

This film was made at the time when having a telephone party line was common. Jan Morrow, an interior decorator, and the composer Brad Allen, a womanizing bachelor, share such a line. Jan complains that Brad is hogging…

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Slay the Dragon

Slay the Dragon

This is a documentary about gerrymandering, which is the practice of redrawing a state’s electoral map to favor the party in power…

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Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

Joe and Jerry, two musicians, accidentally witness gangster Spats and his henchmen gun down members of a rival gang in a garage…

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They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old

Peter Jackson’s First World War documentary used original footage from the Imperial War Museum’s archives, most previously unseen, all over 100 years old by the time of the film’s release…

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Vincere

Vincere

It’s 1907 in Rome and Ida Dalser is captivated by a dynamic young socialist named Benito Mussolini. They fall in love and begin a torrid love affair…

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HBO GO HBO NOW

HBO GO (hbogo.com) & HBO NOW (hbonow.com). HBO GO is free if you are already an HBO cable subscriber. If not, you may subscribe to HBO NOW for $14.99 per month. Major Devices: Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, iPad, iPhone
Arthur Miller: Writer

Arthur Miller: Writer

Rebecca Miller’s loving documentary of her famous father, Arthur Miller, includes his origins as the son of a Polish immigrant who made a fortune and then lost it all during the Great Depression. Rebecca moves on…

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Bad Education

Bad Education

Dr. Frank Tassone is the superintendent of the Roslyn School District in Long Island, New York. He’s revered by everyone…

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Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers

Adapted from Stephen Anbrose’s bestseller, the series follows the men of Easy Company, 101st Airborne Division, from their training in Georgia during the spring of 1942, to the D-Day invasion, the horrendous Battle of the Bulge, the liberation of the concentration camps, and the final victory in 1945…

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Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire

The series covers the violent, crime-filled years of the Prohibition era in the U.S., between 1920 and 1931. Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, a powerful political figure in Atlantic City…

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Boys Don’t Cry

Boys Don’t Cry

Teena Renae Brandon is a woman who needs to be a man. She cuts her hair short, wears masculine clothes, and stuffs a stocking…

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Chernobyl

Chernobyl

On April 26, 1986, a safety test at the Chernobyl Nuclear Facility indicated  something was very wrong. Valery Legasov, an important Soviet nuclear physicist…

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My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend

This film series is an adaptation of the first of the four novels by Elena Ferrante. Protagonist Elena Greco is an elderly woman living alone in her book-filled apartment in Naples. She is told that the most important friend in her life has disappeared.

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The Night Of

The Night Of

A riveting crime drama of a native Pakistani-American student, Naz, ( terrific performance by Riz Ahmed), living in Queens. One night, Naz takes his father’s cab to a party and picks up a young woman who seduces him.

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The Pacific

The Pacific

Whereas the film series “Band of Brothers” focused on the men of Easy Company fighting in Europe, THE PACIFIC focuses on three…

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Real Women Have Curves

Real Women Have Curves

Ana Garcia is an 18-year old student in Beverly Hills. She is an exceptional student hoping to get a scholarship to Columbia University…

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MHz Choice

MHz (watch.mhzchoice.com). A subscription service (SVOD). $7.99 per month or $89.99 per year. Major devices: Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Android, Android TV, Xfinity1. 

A French Village

A French Village

In June 1940, German military forces occupied the fictional French village of Villeneuve. They quickly took control of all aspects of the village’s life and businesses. All political dissent and resistance were brutally suppressed…

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The Library Thief

The Library Thief

Not to be confused with The Book Thief, a 20th Century Fox film, or with The Library Book” by Susan Orlean. The Library Thief is based on a true story. John Johansson, brilliant but hapless, is fired from his teaching job in Stockholm…

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Weissensee

Weissensee

This series grievously depicts the deep-divide between two families in Communist East Germany before unification. Hans Kupfer, and his son Falk, are senior officers at the East German Security office…

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Netflix

Netflix (netflix.com). A subscription service (SVOD). $8.99 per month for Standard Definition (SD) on a single screen; $12.99 per month for High Definition (HD), up to two screens; $15.99 per month for 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD),  up to four screens. Major devices: Amazon Fire, Apple TV, iOS Roku, Chromecast, Xbox.

The African Queen

The African Queen

Samuel Sayer and his sister Rose are British Methodist missionaries in the village of Kungdu in German-controlled East Africa…

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Alias Grace

Alias Grace

Set in 19th century Canada, “Alias Grace” is about convicted murderess Grace Marks. Grace left Ireland as a child on a filthy, unhealthy ship…

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All Is Well

All Is Well

Janne is an unemployed thirty-something publishing professional who encounters an old friend, Robert. He offers her a job…

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American Factory

American Factory

Two days before Christmas, in 2008, General Motors closed its plant in Moraine, Ohio, a small town outside Dayton. 10,000 people became unemployed (…)

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Babel

Babel

The film Babel weaves four separate stories that are based in four different locations, with different languages, and different cultures…

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Blue Is the Warmest Color

Blue Is the Warmest Color

Adele is an introverted 15-year-old high school student who is sexually ambivalent. Her sex experience with Thomas, a high school friend, is a total disappointment. Her gay friend Valentin, sensing her confusion, takes Adele to a gay dance bar. Adele meets Emma, an art student and painter with blue hair. They connect. There’s that first kiss at a picnic and before long they begin a passionate love affair. The relationship then fast-forwards to the two women now living together…

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Bodyguard

Bodyguard

Police Sergeant David Budd, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, suffers from PTSD. One day while on a train bringing his kids home to his estranged wife, he confronts a female suicide bomber…

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Borgen

Borgen

Birgitte Nyborg is the leader of a minority political party in Denmark. In a closely fought general election, and against all odds, she becomes Prime Minister…

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Bride of Frankenstein

Bride of Frankenstein

Villagers surround the burning windmill and rejoice that the the Monster is dead. But the villagers are also saddened that the scientist Henry Frankenstein was in the wreckage and presumed dead…

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Chasing Coral

Chasing Coral

Coral reefs are the nursery for all life in the oceans, a remarkable ecosystem. However with carbon emissions warming the seas…

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The Conversation

The Conversation

Harry Caul, the owner of a surveillance company, and his assistant Stan, are hired by a person referred to as The Director, to bug the conversation of a couple, Ann and Mark, as they walk around Union Square in San Francisco…

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The Crown

The Crown

“The Crown” is an epic historical drama that will eventually run for ten seasons. The first three seasons can now be streamed…

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Daughters of the Dust

Daughters of the Dust

The film is set in 1902 and focuses on the members of the Peazant family. They live on St. Simons Island located off the Georgia-South Carolina coast. They are descendants of African-American slaves. Being relatively isolated…

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The Devil Next Door

The Devil Next Door

John Demjanjuk was a Ukrainian who came to the U.S. shortly after the end of World War II. He became an American citizen, was a reliable worker at a Ford plant in Cleveland (…)

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Dolemite Is My Name

Dolemite Is My Name

Rudy Ray Moore was hungry and poor. Needing an income, he started making “party” records he culled from stories he heard from the local drunks. No established distributor wanted to carry these records so Rudy sold them under-the-counter at record stores…

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Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

Walter Neff, a successful insurance agent, is in his office dictating a confession for a crime he committed. The whole story is now  revealed in flashback. It begins with Neff visiting the Dietrichson home…

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The Edge of Democracy

The Edge of Democracy

The documentary was influenced by director Petra Costa’s past and her family’s activist left-wing history. It chronicles Brazil’s political upheavals from the euphoria…

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Faces Places

Faces Places

Agnes Varda, an 89-year old filmmaker, teams up with 34-year old JR, a photographer of public art. Despite their age difference, they are a perfect fit: both are environmentalists and humanists…

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Fauda

Fauda

Filmed primarily in the occupied West Bank, the plot revolves around the conflicts between Israeli Special Forces and Hamas. There are brutal attacks by both sides…

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Good Night and Good Luck

Good Night and Good Luck

In the 1950s, Senator Joseph McCarthy was on a rampage stating that the government was infiltrated by Communists and Communists sympathizers. Bullied and fearful, most Washington politicians…

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Happy as Lazzaro

Happy as Lazzaro

Alfosino de Luna is the ruthless owner of a tobacco farm in the Italian town of Inviolata. She has 54 sharecroppers who are constantly in debt to her, so they receive no pay…

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High Flying Bird

High Flying Bird

High Flying Bird is a sports drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh. Sports agent Ray Burke represents the #1 draft pick, Erick Scott, a basketball player ready to become a pro with a huge contract. However, the league is in a lockout due to a dispute between the players’ association and the owners. Ray needs to get Erick signed or he risks losing his job at the agency. The film uncovers the disconnect between the players who make up the team and the owners who shell out the money…

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I Lost My Body

I Lost My Body

Naoufel, is a kid happily living in North Africa, has lost his hand, how, we don’t know. But the hand manages to escape the freezer in the hospital lab and is now searching to find Naoufel’s body…

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The Irishman

The Irishman

The man narrating the life and times of the Mafia is Frank Sheeran, “The Irishman.” A retired gangster and now insignificant, Frank freely relates stories about Mob killings, graft, extortion, and influence peddling…

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The Ivory Game

The Ivory Game

The past five years, 120,000 elephants have been killed for their ivory; today, one elephant is slaughtered every 20 minutes. At this rate, the African elephant will be extinct in 15 years…

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Klaus

Klaus

Jesper Johansson is a lazy and spoiled son of a wealthy Postmaster General. When he does poorly at the Postman Training Academy, his father sends him to the desolate town of Smeerensburg…

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The Kominsky Method

The Kominsky Method

It’s about a long-term friendship between Sandy Kominsky, a revered acting coach, and Norman Newlander, a retired successful Hollywood agent. The two genuinely cherish their friendship even with its many ups-and-downs…

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Marriage Story

Marriage Story

Successful playwright/director Charlie and his actress wife Nicole decide to part ways. Her work is on the West Coast and he’s in charge of a theater group…

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Marwencol

Marwencol

On April 8, 2000, Mark Hogancamp was attacked and beaten outside of a bar when five thugs found out he was a cross-dresser. After being in a coma for nine days…

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Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris

Gil Pender and his fiancee Inez, are vacationing in Paris. Gil is an unfulfilled screenwriter struggling…

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Mindhunter

Mindhunter

“Mindhunter” is about two FBI agents, Holden Ford and Bill Tench, and the psychologist Wendy Carr, who work in the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit at the FBI Academy. Their job is to find out why these serial killers…

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My Happy Family

My Happy Family

Manana is a 52-year-old housewife and teacher living in a cramped three-bedroom apartment in Tbilisi, Georgia, with an indifferent husband, her parents, children…

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Narcos

Narcos

The series describes the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar from a small-time black marketeer in Medellin, Colombia to the billionaire kingpin of the cocaine industry. Trafficking mostly in illegal alcohol, cigarettes, and household appliances, Escobar meets Mateo “Cockroach” Moreno, a Chilean chemist, who convinces Escobar to switch to a far more profitable product, cocaine. They strike a deal: Moreno will produce the cocaine and Escobar will distribute it.

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Our Planet

Our Planet

Each segment of this eight-part series documents the destruction of a major part of this planet. Highlights are: polar bears, walruses, seals, and penguins dying…

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Paris is Burning

Paris is Burning

This extraordinary documentary chronicles the elaborately-structured ball culture in which African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender contestants compete. Like fashion models, they “walk” the runways…

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Quincy

Quincy

This documentary about the great Quincy Jones was put together lovingly by his daughter Rashida Jones and Alan Hicks. In his spectacular 70-year career, this giant in American music was a huge success as a record…

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Roma

Roma

A riveting account based on writer-director Alfonso Cuarón’s early, middle-class life in Mexico in the early 1970s. The title refers to Colonia Roma, a neighborhood in Mexico City…

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Serpico

Serpico

Serpico graduates from the police academy filled with optimism and pride. He gets assigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigations where he’s allowed to grow a beard and mustache…

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Shtisel

Shtisel

This Israeli television series is about the fictional lives of Hasidic (ultra-orthodox) families in the Geula section of Jerusalem. Although they are portrayed as fanatical about their religious beliefs, the series also portrays many of them struggling with the conflicts of difficult relationships. Shulem, the patriarch and a widower, rules his brood with an iron fist…

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The Spy

The Spy

In the late 1960s, Eli Cohen (no relation to the actor) is an Egyptian-born Israeli stuck in a boring job as a clerk in a department store. Applying for an adventurous job as a Mossad operative, he’s unfortunately rejected…

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The Square

The Square

In the winter of 2011, thousands of protesters gathered in Tahrir Square to demand the removal of the dictatorial President Hosni Mubarak…

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The Stranger

The Stranger

Mr. Wilson of the United Nations War Crimes Commission has been hunting Nazi war criminal Franz Kindler for some time. He hasn’t had much success. So he decides to release incarcerated Nazi criminal, Meinike, hoping Meinike will lead him to Kindler…

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Suffragette

Suffragette

In 1912, 24-year-old laundry worker, Maud Watts, and her co-worker Violet Miller, become involved in the protests by the suffragettes…

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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

In the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, Sheriff Heck Tate visits lawyer Atticus Finch. He persuades Atticus to defend Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a young girl named Mayella. With an all-white jury in the Deep South, it doesn’t look promising for Tom…

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The Trial of the Chicago 7

The Trial of the Chicago 7

In August 1968, Abbie Hoffman, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Lee Weiner, John Froines, and Bobby Seale decide to protest the Vietnam War at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago…

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Trumbo

Trumbo

At the height of his career, screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is questioned by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) regarding his former membership in the Communist Party…

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22 July

22 July

The film, directed and produced by Paul Greengrass, depicts the horrific massacre of 77 children while on a camping trip on Utoya, an island off Norway. Anders Behring Breivik, dressed in a police uniform, drives a van loaded with explosives…

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The Two Popes

The Two Popes

In 2012, Cardinal Bergoglio is frustrated with the direction of the church so he notifies Pope Benedict of his wish to retire. Pope Benedict summons the Cardinal, his harshest critic (and his eventual successor), to come to Rome to discuss this decision…

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Unbelievable

Unbelievable

This is about a series of rapes in Washington and Colorado. The story first focuses on the rape of Marie Adler, a disturbed teenager living in a foster home. What she goes through with the police investigators and the medical examinations…

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Unorthodox

Unorthodox

Esther (“Esty”) is a 19-year old woman feeling trapped in an unhappy marriage and living in a suffocating ultra-orthodox…

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Virunga

Virunga

The survival of Virunga National Park in the Congo, the oldest park in Africa, is being threatened. Home to the world’s last mountain gorillas…

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Wadjda

Wadjda

This is a funny, romantic drama about Wadjda, a spirited 10 year-old Saudi girl living in the capital city of Riyadh…

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The Witch

The Witch

In 1630s New England, William, his wife Katherine, son Caleb, and daughters Mercy and Jonas are banished from their Puritan Plymouth Colony over a religious dispute. They flee to a secluded forest and build a farmhouse. Katherine gives birth to a son, Samuel. One day, Samuel suddenly disappears…

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Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Sir Wilfrid Robarts, a brilliant London barrister, recovering from a heart attack, and over the severe objections of his feisty private nurse, Miss Plimsoll, is persuaded to take on a juicy murder case…

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Open Culture Films

Open Culture Films (openculture.com). Most films are free.
He Walked By Night

He Walked By Night

Roy Morgan is a brilliant but diabolical murderer who eludes capture by eavesdropping on the police radio frequencies. It starts when Roy shoots and kills a patrolman when Roy is suspected of being a burglar. There are…

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PBS Passport

PBS Passport (pbs.org/passport) is a member benefit from participating PBS stations that gives eligible donors and supporters extended online access to an on-demand library of quality public television programming. Most stations give the benefit to members who donate at least $100 a year. Major devices: Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV and Fire Stick, Android, Samsung Smart TV.
Jazz-Ken Burns

Jazz-Ken Burns

Renowned filmmaker Ken Burns reveals the history of jazz in the United States in just ten episodes…

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World on Fire

World on Fire

The world that’s on fire stretches across most of Europe: Warsaw, London, Paris, Manchester, and the evacuation at Dunkirk…

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PeacockTV

PeacockTV (peacocktv.com). Free with commercials. $9.99 per month without commercials. Major devices: AppleTV, Chromecast, LG Smart TV, Playstation 4, XBox1, Chrome 70+, Firefox 651, MSEdge 40+, Safari 12+
Red Rock West

Red Rock West

Michael Williams, an unemployed ex-marine, wanders into a bar in Red Rock, Wyoming, looking for work…

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Vudu

Vudu (vudu.com). A transactional service (TVOD). You pay for each film you access. From $1.99 for Standard Definition (SD); $2.99 for High Definition (HD). Currently, there is no opportunity for offline viewing. When you order an episode, it is not downloaded to your device. Instead, it streams using your broadband connection on devices such as PlayStation 3 and 4, Blu-ray, HD televisions, and Apple iOS devices.

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

On May,1940, the opposition Labor Party in England demands the resignation of Conservative Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain…

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The Search

The Search

During World War II, mother and son, Hanna and Karel Malik, were separated at a German concentration camp…

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Letters From Iwo Jima

Letters From Iwo Jima

In 2005, Japanese archeologists on the island of Iwo Jima discovered a trove of letters written by Japanese soldiers during the bloody battle on the island…

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Rabbit-Proof Fence

Rabbit-Proof Fence

Taking place in 1931, the film chronicles the loosely biographical experience of three Aboriginal girls, 14-year-old Molly…

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Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

Following their victory at Little Big Horn, the United States continued to push the Sioux off the Black Hills of the Dakotas, this time looking for gold…

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Jeremiah Johnson

Jeremiah Johnson

An emotionally bruised veteran of the Mexican-American War, Jeremiah Johnson renounces the civilized world and heads to the Rocky Mountains wilderness to find inner peace…

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Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow

BROKEN ARROW is a landmark film produced by a courageous studio that was one of the first to sympathetically depict the plight of the American Indian…

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Dances with Wolves

Dances with Wolves

Union officer John Dunbar is given the command of Fort Sedgwick, the Army’s remote outpost in the Dakota territory…

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Little Big Man

Little Big Man

In 1970, 121 year-old Jack Crabb, living in a hospice, recounts to a visiting historian his incredible life. Jack’s story begins when he and his sister survive an Indian massacre…

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Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin, a young, precocious girl, was diagnosed with severe autism as a child…

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About Elly

About Elly

The film, About Elly, begins when a group of three married couples, their three children, Ahmad, a recently divorced young man, and Elly, the attractive, single teacher…

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Advocate

Advocate

Advocate is a film about Israeli human-rights lawyer Lea Tsemel as she tirelessly navigates through Israel’s judicial system defending Palestinian prisoners…

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The African Queen

The African Queen

Samuel Sayer and his sister Rose are British Methodist missionaries in the village of Kungdu in German-controlled East Africa…

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A Hard Day’s Night

A Hard Day’s Night

The madcap events start when the Beatles escape a horde of fans at the train station in Liverpool before boarding the train to London. They display patience and good humor as they encounter many interruptions…

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Airplane!

Airplane!

Ted Striker is a traumatized former war veteran pilot. He’s been unemployed since his discharge. His girlfriend, Elaine Dickinson, a flight stewardess, ditches him as she boards a plane. Hoping to get her back, Ted buys a ticket for the same flight…

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Alien

Alien

The film begins with the return to earth of the space tug “Nostromo,” with seven crew members on board. The ship’s computer receives a distress signal from a ship on a nearby moon. “Nostromo” reverses course and heads for…

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All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

This Oscar-winning film was adapted from Erich Maria Remarque’s novel and many feel it makes a most persuasive anti-war statement. When World War I breaks out in 1914 in Europe, adolescent students in a German school heed…

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A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove

Ove Lindahl lives in a Swedish townhouse neighborhood. He’s had three recent emotional setbacks: he was deposed of his chairmanship of the neighborhood association, six months ago he lost his beloved wife, Sonja…

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American Graffiti

American Graffiti

As the summer of 1962 draws to a close, four recent high school graduates, Curt, Steve, Terry, and John, spend the night cruising the streets in Modesto, California, before they move on to college and elsewhere…

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Anatomy of a Murder

Anatomy of a Murder

Paul Biegler, a retired small-time Michigan lawyer, is contacted by Laura Manion and asked to defend her husband, Lt. Frederick Manion. Pushed by his alcoholic mentor and friend, Parnell McCarthy, Biegler agrees to take the case. Lt. Manion was arrested…

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A New Leaf

A New Leaf

Henry Graham, a playboy who inherited a substantial amount of money, has been informed by his lawyer that he’s dead-broke. He spent all his wealth on maintaining a profligate lifestyle. Henry has no skills and no interest in pursuing work…

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Antz

Antz

Z is the name of a neurotic working ant in an anthill with millions of inhabitants. He meets the ravishing Princess Bala, a much more refined ant. As Z revs up his efforts to woo Bala, he antagonizes General Mandible, Bala’s fiance…

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Apollo II

Apollo II

Producer Todd Douglas Miller and his production team, with the assistance of NASA and the National Archives and Records Administration, discovered unreleased (…)

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L’Argent

L’Argent

Norbert, a student in Paris, is in debt to a classmate. He tries to borrow money from a friend by hocking his watch…

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A Separation

A Separation

Set in contemporary Iran, a middle-class, hardworking family is about to disintegrate. Simin tells her husband Nader she wants to go to a country with more opportunities and freedom…

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Ash Is Purest White

Ash Is Purest White

Qiao is Bin’s girlfriend. Bin is the local gangster involved in borderline crime while running a mahjong parlor…

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A Special Day

A Special Day

On May 6, 1938, Hitler visits Mussolini in Rome. The event is huge as the Italians overwhelmingly cheer their two “heroes.” While Antonietta, a naive and overworked…

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Avalon

Avalon

In 1914, Sam Krichinsky emigrates from Eastern Europe to Baltimore. It’s a city with  tightly-knit Jewish Russian families…

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Babel

Babel

The film Babel weaves four separate stories that are based in four different locations, with different languages, and different cultures…

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La Bamba

La Bamba

LA BAMBA is a musical bio of the life of 1950s rock ‘n’ roll phenom Ritchie Valens (born Richard Valenzuela). At age 17, he makes it big with two songs, “La Bamba” and “Donna,” that reach the top…

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The Band Wagon

The Band Wagon

Tony Hunter is an aging star of musical shows who is no longer sought after by the big producers. His good friends, writers Lester and Lily Marton, convince Tony…

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Baran

Baran

A construction site in Teheran managed by Memar employs many Afghan refugees. They have no identity cards, are illegal, and work cheaply.  Lateef, a 17-year-old young man…

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The Bicycle Thieves

The Bicycle Thieves

In war-torn Rome, jobs are very scarce. Antonio is lucky. He is offered a job posting advertising bills. However, the job requires the use of a bicycle, which…

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The Big Heat

The Big Heat

Detective Sergeant Dave Bannion is sent to investigate the suicide of a fellow rogue officer, Tom Duncan. His wife, Bertha Duncan, tells Bannion her husband was despondent about his deteriorating health…

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The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

Private detective Philip Marlowe is summoned to the mansion of General Sternwood. His flighty daughter Carmen incurred gambling debts to Arthur Geiger and he’s now blackmailing her…

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Bird

Bird

In 1939, sax-player Charlie “Bird” Parker moves to New York from Kansas City and begins performing at local jazz clubs…

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Birdman of Alcatraz

Birdman of Alcatraz

Robert Stroud is imprisoned as a young man for committing a murder in Alaska. His rebellious attitude puts him in conflict with Harvey Shoemaker, the prison warden…

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Bitter Rice

Bitter Rice

The film begins during the start of the rice-planting season in the Po Valley in Italy. To escape the law, Francesca and Walter, two small-time thieves…

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Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Directed by Ridley Scott, the film is set in a dystopian Los Angeles. Retired police officer, Rick Deckard, returns to his former supervisor, Bryant, for a vital assignment. Previously, Deckard’s job was to track down bioengineered beings, known as “replicants,” and retire (destroy) them…

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Blue Is the Warmest Color

Blue Is the Warmest Color

Adele is an introverted 15-year-old high school student who is sexually ambivalent. Her sex experience with Thomas, a high school friend, is a total disappointment. Her gay friend Valentin, sensing her confusion, takes Adele to a gay dance bar. Adele meets Emma, an art student and painter with blue hair. They connect. There’s that first kiss at a picnic and before long they begin a passionate love affair. The relationship then fast-forwards to the two women now living together…

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Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet

College student Jeffrey Beaumont returns to his picture-perfect town of Lumberton, North Carolina, after his father suffered a near-fatal stroke. He notices a severed ear in a vacant lot. He brings it to the police station where the police detective’s daughter…

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Born To Be Blue

Born To Be Blue

In a 1954 performance at Birdland, attended by Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, Chet Baker was the jazz world’s hottest sensation…

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Boys Don’t Cry

Boys Don’t Cry

Teena Renae Brandon is a woman who needs to be a man. She cuts her hair short, wears masculine clothes, and stuffs a stocking…

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Breathless

Breathless

Michel is a misfit who decides to steal a car so he can go to Italy. He is also out of control when he shoots a pursuing policeman…

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Bride of Frankenstein

Bride of Frankenstein

Villagers surround the burning windmill and rejoice that the the Monster is dead. But the villagers are also saddened that the scientist Henry Frankenstein was in the wreckage and presumed dead…

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The Biggest Little Farm​

The Biggest Little Farm​

John and Molly Chester followed their dream. When they were evicted from their Santa Monica apartment because their dog would not stop barking, they bought…

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The Caine Mutiny

The Caine Mutiny

Commander Queeg’s minesweeper, the “USS Caine,” is informed that a typhoon is approaching. It hits the “Caine” forcefully, creating damage and panic. The rolling sea threatens to capsize the “Caine”…

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

This biographical film, written by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, is about writer Lee Israel. Once successful, she now hasn’t been able to keep up with the times. One by one her books are rejected by publishers…

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The Cave

The Cave

The filming of this documentary takes place in the underground tunnels beneath the town of Ghouta, located on the outskirts of Damascus. It has become the last-resort…

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Chernobyl

Chernobyl

On April 26, 1986, a safety test at the Chernobyl Nuclear Facility indicated  something was very wrong. Valery Legasov, an important Soviet nuclear physicist…

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The Child

The Child

After the birth of her baby, Sonia returns home from the hospital and is told that her live-in boyfriend, Bruno, has sublet the apartment…

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Children of Heaven

Children of Heaven

The Children of Heaven is primarily about Ali and Zahra, a brother and sister, in an impoverished family, who create a big problem  they do not want their parents to know about…

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City Lights

City Lights

The Tramp (Charlie Chaplin), while clowning around the city, encounters a beautiful Flower Girl on the street corner…

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Clemency

Clemency

Bernardine Williams is a warden in a death row prison. She has the reputation  of being  a stickler for procedure…

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Coal Miner’s Daughter

Coal Miner’s Daughter

Loretta Webb was one of eight children born and raised in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky. Her father, Ted Webb, was a coal miner The family was dirt-poor. Loretta was 15…

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Cold War

Cold War

In the ruins of post-war Poland, Wiktor and Zula fall deeply in love. Wiktor is a musical director and Zula a singer with a promising future. They both end up in a folk dance ensemble group where their kind of music is severely criticized…

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The Conformist

The Conformist

Considered by many a Bernardo Bertolucci masterpiece. Working for Mussolini in Rome in 1938, Marcello departs on his honeymoon to Paris. His boss gives him an assignment: while in Paris he is to kill…

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The Conversation

The Conversation

Harry Caul, the owner of a surveillance company, and his assistant Stan, are hired by a person referred to as The Director, to bug the conversation of a couple, Ann and Mark, as they walk around Union Square in San Francisco…

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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

Daniel, in prison for second-degree murder, has a spiritual awakening. He wants to study for the priesthood when he is released…

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Criss Cross

Criss Cross

Steve Thompson returns to Los Angeles to try and rekindle the relationship with his ex-wife Anna. He gets a job as a driver with an armored-truck company. It’s a bit complicated; even though Anna is now married to the mobster Slim Dundee…

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Dark Passage

Dark Passage

Vincent Parry, convicted of murdering his wife, manages to escape from San Quentin Prison. Irene Jansen gives him a lift and smuggles him past a police roadblock. She offers him shelter…

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Dark Waters

Dark Waters

Robert Bilott is a promising lawyer in a prestigious Cincinnati law firm with a roster of major corporate clients including DuPont. One day, Wilbur Tennant…

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Diner

Diner

Five male friends, in their twenties, meet frequently at the local diner to discuss issues they are facing. Eddie vows to call…

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Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

Roger Ailes grew up in Warren, Ohio, the son of a factory foreman. Diagnosed in early childhood with hemophilia, he lived his entire life with the threat of death. Director Alexis Bloom utilized archival footage and interviews to show…

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Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

Walter Neff, a successful insurance agent, is in his office dictating a confession for a crime he committed. The whole story is now  revealed in flashback. It begins with Neff visiting the Dietrichson home…

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Downton Abbey: The Movie

Downton Abbey: The Movie

The story takes place in 1927. Robert Crawley receives a letter from King George and Queen Mary that as part of their royal tour of the country, the King and Queen would like to stay over at Downton Abbey…

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Duck Soup

Duck Soup

The small country of Freedonia is bankrupt. The very wealthy Mrs. Teasdale agrees to provide financial assistance on condition that her friend, Rufus T. Firefly, is appointed its leader. To make matters worse, neighboring Sylvania is attempting to annex Freedonia…

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The Emigrants

The Emigrants

Karl-Oskar Nilsson, his wife Kristina, and Karl’s younger brother Robert live on a small farm in Sweden. The family struggles…

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Encounters at the End of the World

Encounters at the End of the World

Director/Writer Werner Herzog lived for a period of time at the McMurdo Research station, the largest habitation on Antarctica. While there, Herzog interviewed not only…

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The Farewell

The Farewell

Chinese-born, New York-raised writer Billi Wang, maintains contact with her grandmother, Nai Nai, who lives in Changchun, China. Her parents, Haiyan and Lu Jian, inform Billi that Nai Nai has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and has only a few months to live…

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Fences

Fences

Troy Maxson and his long-time pal Jim Bono work as garbage collectors in 1950s Pittsburgh. Troy has had a tough life. He left home when he was 14 after beating his abusive father…

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First Cow

First Cow

A woman walking her dog in the woods discovers the skeletons of two human beings, curled together, as if they were still seeking warmth…

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First Reformed

First Reformed

Reverend Ernst Toller agonizes over his failure to invigorate the rural First Reformed Church. He seeks solace in alcohol, reading Roman Catholic essays, and keeping a detailed journal of his thoughts…

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The Fog of War

The Fog of War

This superb and heartbreaking documentary by Errol Morris focuses primarily on Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara during the early stages of the Vietnam War. While President Kennedy expressed doubts about winning the war…

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For Sama

For Sama

This documentary covers five years in the lives of Waad, her husband Hamza, and infant daughter Sama in war-torn Aleppo, Syria. As Assad brutally tries to destroy the rebels, he bombs…

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The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows

Antoine Doinel is a troubled youngster growing up in Paris with a mother and stepfather who do not understand him. He skips school, steals, and…

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Ford v Ferrari

Ford v Ferrari

Lee Iacocca, VP of Ford, convinces Henry Ford II to purchase the cash-starved Ferrari car company…

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Free Solo

Free Solo

The documentary is simple in concept: to record the death-defying climb by Alex Honnold of the 3,000 ft. El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Alex did this without a rope, which made this one of the greatest feats in the history of rock climbing. Before each climb, Alex studies the surface, entering in a notebook details about the rock. He commits all this to memory along with the moves he’s going to make to do the climb…

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Frenzy

Frenzy

Unlike most suspenseful films, the serial killer terrorizing London by strangling women with a tie is identified right from the start. His name is Bob Rusk…

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The Front

The Front

In 1953, Howard Prince, a restaurant cashier and small-time bookie, agrees to be a “front” for his good friend Alfred Miller, a blacklisted TV screenwriter…

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Gallipoli

Gallipoli

Archy and Frank are young, penniless Australians who decide to hop a freight train and join the Australian army. Australia is part of the British Empire that is in the midst of fighting Germany and the Ottoman Empire in World War I. Frank and Archy end up together and are sent…

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The Gatekeepers

The Gatekeepers

Directed by Dror Moreh, The Gatekeepers consists of in-depth interviews with six former heads of Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service…

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Get Out

Get Out

Black photographer Chris Washington and his white girlfriend, Rose Armitage, have been dating for several months. Rose now feels it’s time for the two of them to visit her parents at their large country home in upstate New York…

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Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

Under Israeli law, a wife can only divorce her husband if he gives her a religious “Bill of Divorce” called a Gett. Without a Gett, no divorce. And this is the plight of Viviane Amsalem who requests the religious court…

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Gigi

Gigi

Based on the novella of the same name by Collette, this musical film is set in turn-of-the-20th-century Paris and Deauville. Several amazing characters’ lives interconnect: Gaston, the bored bon vivant; Honore, the old lover-man who narrates much of the story; the youthful and precocious Gigi; and Madame Alvarez, Gigi’s caring grandmother, who keeps a watchful eye on everything going on…

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Girlfriends

Girlfriends

Susan Weinblatt is a photographer who supports herself taking photos at bar mitzvahs and weddings. She’s ecstatic when a magazine buys three of her photos. Her happiness, however, is jolted when her roommate…

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Gods and Monsters

Gods and Monsters

This story, about director James Whale, takes place in the 1950s, decades after Whale’s significant hits, Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein had opened in theaters. But Whale is now forgotten and recovering from a series of strokes

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Good Night and Good Luck

Good Night and Good Luck

In the 1950s, Senator Joseph McCarthy was on a rampage stating that the government was infiltrated by Communists and Communists sympathizers. Bullied and fearful, most Washington politicians…

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Grand Illusion

Grand Illusion

During the First World War, two French airmen, the aristocratic Captain de Boeldieu and the working-class Lieutenant Maréchal, are shot down over Germany and taken prisoner…

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YouTube

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The Search

The Search

During World War II, mother and son, Hanna and Karel Malik, were separated at a German concentration camp…

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Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

For 19 seasons, travel writer/personality Anthony Bourdain travelled around the world visiting places as exotic as the Congo, Saigon, Cuba and as contemporary as New York and Las Vegas…

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Apollo II

Apollo II

Producer Todd Douglas Miller and his production team, with the assistance of NASA and the National Archives and Records Administration, discovered unreleased (…)

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A Separation

A Separation

Set in contemporary Iran, a middle-class, hardworking family is about to disintegrate. Simin tells her husband Nader she wants to go to a country with more opportunities and freedom…

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Ash Is Purest White

Ash Is Purest White

Qiao is Bin’s girlfriend. Bin is the local gangster involved in borderline crime while running a mahjong parlor…

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A Special Day

A Special Day

On May 6, 1938, Hitler visits Mussolini in Rome. The event is huge as the Italians overwhelmingly cheer their two “heroes.” While Antonietta, a naive and overworked…

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The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

Private detective Philip Marlowe is summoned to the mansion of General Sternwood. His flighty daughter Carmen incurred gambling debts to Arthur Geiger and he’s now blackmailing her…

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Bird

Bird

In 1939, sax-player Charlie “Bird” Parker moves to New York from Kansas City and begins performing at local jazz clubs…

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Birdman of Alcatraz

Birdman of Alcatraz

Robert Stroud is imprisoned as a young man for committing a murder in Alaska. His rebellious attitude puts him in conflict with Harvey Shoemaker, the prison warden…

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Bitter Rice

Bitter Rice

The film begins during the start of the rice-planting season in the Po Valley in Italy. To escape the law, Francesca and Walter, two small-time thieves…

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Born To Be Blue

Born To Be Blue

In a 1954 performance at Birdland, attended by Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, Chet Baker was the jazz world’s hottest sensation…

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Boys Don’t Cry

Boys Don’t Cry

Teena Renae Brandon is a woman who needs to be a man. She cuts her hair short, wears masculine clothes, and stuffs a stocking…

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The Biggest Little Farm​

The Biggest Little Farm​

John and Molly Chester followed their dream. When they were evicted from their Santa Monica apartment because their dog would not stop barking, they bought…

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Bye Bye Birdie

Bye Bye Birdie

As popular rock ‘n’ roll star Conrad Birdie prepares to go into the Army, Albert Peterson, an unsuccessful songwriter, and his girlfriend, Rosie DeLeon, are hoping Conrad will sing their song when he appears on the Ed Sullivan Show….

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Chernobyl

Chernobyl

On April 26, 1986, a safety test at the Chernobyl Nuclear Facility indicated  something was very wrong. Valery Legasov, an important Soviet nuclear physicist…

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The Child

The Child

After the birth of her baby, Sonia returns home from the hospital and is told that her live-in boyfriend, Bruno, has sublet the apartment…

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Children of Heaven

Children of Heaven

The Children of Heaven is primarily about Ali and Zahra, a brother and sister, in an impoverished family, who create a big problem  they do not want their parents to know about…

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City Lights

City Lights

The Tramp (Charlie Chaplin), while clowning around the city, encounters a beautiful Flower Girl on the street corner…

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Dark Passage

Dark Passage

Vincent Parry, convicted of murdering his wife, manages to escape from San Quentin Prison. Irene Jansen gives him a lift and smuggles him past a police roadblock. She offers him shelter…

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Dark Waters

Dark Waters

Robert Bilott is a promising lawyer in a prestigious Cincinnati law firm with a roster of major corporate clients including DuPont. One day, Wilbur Tennant…

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Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy

Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy

Diana Kennedy, an expat from England, became obsessed with Mexico and its cuisine the moment she set foot in the country in 1957. She stayed on and devoted the next 60 years…

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Diane

Diane

Diane is generous and thoughtful of others: she regularly visits her terminally ill cousin, Dottie, in the hospital, works in a soup kitchen feeding and nurturing the poor…

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Diner

Diner

Five male friends, in their twenties, meet frequently at the local diner to discuss issues they are facing. Eddie vows to call…

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Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

Roger Ailes grew up in Warren, Ohio, the son of a factory foreman. Diagnosed in early childhood with hemophilia, he lived his entire life with the threat of death. Director Alexis Bloom utilized archival footage and interviews to show…

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Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

From her days on the streets of Harlem, to her breakout performance at the age of 17 at Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater, and through six decades of international stardom, Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of This Things vividly chronicles the life of this ambitious, resilient performer…

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Encounters at the End of the World

Encounters at the End of the World

Director/Writer Werner Herzog lived for a period of time at the McMurdo Research station, the largest habitation on Antarctica. While there, Herzog interviewed not only…

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The Endless Summer

The Endless Summer

Bruce Brown filmed spectacular shots of surfers Mike Hynson and Robert August as they searched for the “perfect wave”…

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The Fog of War

The Fog of War

This superb and heartbreaking documentary by Errol Morris focuses primarily on Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara during the early stages of the Vietnam War. While President Kennedy expressed doubts about winning the war…

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Ford v Ferrari

Ford v Ferrari

Lee Iacocca, VP of Ford, convinces Henry Ford II to purchase the cash-starved Ferrari car company…

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The Front

The Front

In 1953, Howard Prince, a restaurant cashier and small-time bookie, agrees to be a “front” for his good friend Alfred Miller, a blacklisted TV screenwriter…

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Gallipoli

Gallipoli

Archy and Frank are young, penniless Australians who decide to hop a freight train and join the Australian army. Australia is part of the British Empire that is in the midst of fighting Germany and the Ottoman Empire in World War I. Frank and Archy end up together and are sent…

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Get Out

Get Out

Black photographer Chris Washington and his white girlfriend, Rose Armitage, have been dating for several months. Rose now feels it’s time for the two of them to visit her parents at their large country home in upstate New York…

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Girlfriends

Girlfriends

Susan Weinblatt is a photographer who supports herself taking photos at bar mitzvahs and weddings. She’s ecstatic when a magazine buys three of her photos. Her happiness, however, is jolted when her roommate…

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Grease

Grease

After a summer romance, Sandy Olsson, an Australian exchange student, and Danny Zuco, head of the T-Birds greaser gang, are now seniors at Rydell High School…

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Guilty by Suspicion

Guilty by Suspicion

When David Merrill, a 1950s film director, returns to the United States from Paris, McCarthyism and the Red Scare is sweeping the country…

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The Guns of Navarone

The Guns of Navarone

During World War II, the Nazi army plans to annihilate 2,000 British soldiers marooned on the island of Kheros in the Aegean Sea…

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Harriet

Harriet

n 1840s Maryland, a slave state, Araminta “Minty” Ross is newly married to a freedman, John Tubman. Living on the Brodess farm, Gideon Brodess, the owner, reneges on the promise to give Minty her freedom…

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He Walked By Night

He Walked By Night

Roy Morgan is a brilliant but diabolical murderer who eludes capture by eavesdropping on the police radio frequencies. It starts when Roy shoots and kills a patrolman when Roy is suspected of being a burglar. There are…

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Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

Katherine Goble, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan are brilliant mathematicians recruited to work at NASA in the United States Space Program…

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High Sierra

High Sierra

The aging gangster, Big Mac, is planning to rob a fashionable resort in Tropico Springs California. To help him…

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Hiroshima Mon Amour

Hiroshima Mon Amour

Hiroshima Mon Amour is basically a series of conversations between a French actress (Elle) and a Japanese architect (Lui). From graphic newsreels, viewers…

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Honeyland

Honeyland

Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in an isolated village in North Macedonia where there are no roads, electricity or running water…

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Ikiru

Ikiru

Kanji Watanabe is a middle-aged civil servant who worked in a dead-end boring job for over 30 years. His wife died and Watanabe now…

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Incitement

Incitement

Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated on November 4, 1995 by Yigal Amir, a radical ultranationalist…

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In the Name of the Father

In the Name of the Father

Gerry Conlon is an Irish ne’er-do-well living in Belfast. Conlon’s father urges his son to move to London fearing punishment by the IRA…

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Just Mercy

Just Mercy

This is the true story of Walter McMillan who in 1987 Alabama was falsely convicted of murder and was facing execution. Bryan Stevenson, a young defense attorney, originally from the Northeast, hears…

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Keeping Faith

Keeping Faith

They seem to be the perfect Welsh family: Faith, a beautiful mother and wife, three adorable kids, and Evan, a warm-hearted successful husband…

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The King and I

The King and I

Anna, an English widow, is hired by the King of Siam to be governess and teacher to his many children…

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Knives Out

Knives Out

Like all great murder-mystery films (and books), it’s important to share the outlines of the plot without revealing too many of the twists and turns…

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The Last Waltz

The Last Waltz

When the Canadian-American rock group “The Band” decided to disband, they resolved to do it in style. On Thanksgiving Day, 1976, they held a memorable farewell concert at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Fortunately, Martin Scorsese filmed the entire event…

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Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence is a Lieutenant in the British Army during World War I. He’s irascible and often insolent to his superiors. Mr. Dryden, of the Arab Bureau, has an idea.  He’ll send Lawrence to Arabia to assess…

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Liberty Heights

Liberty Heights

In Baltimore, 1954, Jewish families like the Kurtzmans, are experiencing many changes: Schools are now desegregated, rock ‘n’ roll…

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Lili

Lili

A naive, young, French girl arrives in a provincial town hoping to find an old friend of her father…

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Lorenzo’s Oil

Lorenzo’s Oil

It’s about Augusto and Michaela Odone and their relentless search to find a cure when their young  son Lorenzo is diagnosed with the fatal disease, ALD…

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Lorna’s Silence

Lorna’s Silence

Lorna is an Albanian woman living in Liege, an industrial town in Belgium. Lorna paid Fabio, a mobster, to arrange the marriage with her drug-addicted husband, Claudy, so she could become a Belgian citizen…

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Loving

Loving

Richard Loving, a white construction worker, falls in love with Mildred Jeter, a black woman and family friend…

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Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris

Gil Pender and his fiancee Inez, are vacationing in Paris. Gil is an unfulfilled screenwriter struggling…

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Mrs. America

Mrs. America

The series begins in the early ’70s when politicians were furiously fighting for and against the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)…

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Old Yeller

Old Yeller

On a farm in 1860s Texas, Jim Coates leaves his wife Katie, and his sons Travis and Arliss, and heads to Kansas to buy cattle…

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Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

The time is early 1969. Rick Dalton, a star of Hollywood Westerns, fears his career is waning. His agent, Marvin Schwarzs urges Rick to go to Italy where he can find work making Spaghetti Westerns…

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The Painted Bird

The Painted Bird

In war-torn Eastern Europe during World War II, a Jewish family, anxious that their boy be safe, sends him to live with his aunt on a remote farm…

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Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe

Phiona is a 10-year-old living in Katwe, a slum in Kampala Uganda. Together with her mother, Nakku Harriet and her brother, they make ends meet by selling maize in the market. It looks like Phiona will…

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Real Women Have Curves

Real Women Have Curves

Ana Garcia is an 18-year old student in Beverly Hills. She is an exceptional student hoping to get a scholarship to Columbia University…

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Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco and His Brothers

The Parondi family consists of the matriarch Rosaria and her five sons. They move from the poor rural village of Lucania…

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Scenes from a Marriage

Scenes from a Marriage

It begins with the feeling that Johan and Marianne have a perfect marriage. Married ten years, Johan is a popular professor, Marianne is a successful lawyer…

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Serpico

Serpico

Serpico graduates from the police academy filled with optimism and pride. He gets assigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigations where he’s allowed to grow a beard and mustache…

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The Square

The Square

In the winter of 2011, thousands of protesters gathered in Tahrir Square to demand the removal of the dictatorial President Hosni Mubarak…

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Suffragette

Suffragette

In 1912, 24-year-old laundry worker, Maud Watts, and her co-worker Violet Miller, become involved in the protests by the suffragettes…

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Tel Aviv on Fire

Tel Aviv on Fire

Salam Abbas, a charismatic 30-year-old Palestinian living in East Jerusalem, is a trainee on the Palestinian TV soap opera, “Tel Aviv on Fire”…

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The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments

The Pharaoh of Egypt has ordered the death of all newborn Hebrew males. Yochabel saves her infant son by setting him adrift in a basket on the Nile…

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Trumbo

Trumbo

At the height of his career, screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is questioned by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) regarding his former membership in the Communist Party…

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The Unknown Girl

The Unknown Girl

Jenny Davin is a hard-working young doctor in a small clinic in Liege, Belgium. She is prepared to go home after a long day when her front door buzzer rings…

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Us

Us

The film begins with a family spending a pleasant day on the boardwalk in Santa Cruz, California. The young daughter, Adelaide, separates from the family and finds herself in an abandoned hall of mirrors shack. She sees her…

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Water

Water

In 1930s India, eight-year-old Chuyia becomes a widow before she knows what it is to be a child, let alone a wife. In those days, India regarded…

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The Witch

The Witch

In 1630s New England, William, his wife Katherine, son Caleb, and daughters Mercy and Jonas are banished from their Puritan Plymouth Colony over a religious dispute. They flee to a secluded forest and build a farmhouse. Katherine gives birth to a son, Samuel. One day, Samuel suddenly disappears…

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The Whistleblower

The Whistleblower

Kathryn Bolkovac, an American police officer, takes a job with Democra Security, a private contractor for the United Nations International Police in post-war Bosnia…

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Woodstock

Woodstock

Often referred to as “the weekend that defined a generation,” the Woodstock festival in 1969 became known as the beginning of the Hippie Generation…

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Working Woman

Working Woman

Orna is a married mother of three. Her husband, Ofer, opened a restaurant but it’s struggling. To help support the family, Orna lands a job working for Benny, an Israeli real estate developer…

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World on Fire

World on Fire

The world that’s on fire stretches across most of Europe: Warsaw, London, Paris, Manchester, and the evacuation at Dunkirk…

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Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg

Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg

The phenomenally popular TV series, The Goldbergs, appeared at the height of the McCarthy era and the blacklisting of actors and writers suspected of being Communist sympathizers…

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Young Ahmed

Young Ahmed

Thirteen-year-old Ahmed becomes a follower of the radical Imam Youssouf, who preaches an extreme form of Islam…

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