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.

The Piano Lesson

The Piano Lesson

Boy Willie and his friend Lymon travel from Mississippi to Pittsburgh with the hope that Boy Willie’s sister Berniece would give him the family’s heirloom piano…

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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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A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own

When America faced a shortage of professional baseball players during World War II, Walter Harvey, the owner of the Chicago Cubs, decided to start…

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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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A Most Beautiful Thing

A Most Beautiful Thing

Ken Alpart, a man who excelled at rowing while a student at Penn, decided to recruit African Americans from Manley High School and form a rowing team….

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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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At Eternity’s Gate

At Eternity’s Gate

Vincent van Gogh’s last years are spent in Arles, the sunny part of France. His brother, Theo, supports Vincent and also buys…

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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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Basquiat

Basquiat

Basquiat chronicles the early career of the introverted, homeless, graffiti artist who worked anonymously under the name “Samo”…

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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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Beanpole

Beanpole

Shortly after World War II, Lya, known as “Beanpole,” a hospital nurse in Leningrad, is caring for Pashka, her friend’s Masha’s six-year-old boy. Suffering from PTSD…

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Beginners

Beginners

Following the death of his father, Oliver reflects on their final five years together…

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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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Between the Lines

Between the Lines

Staff members working at the alternative Boston weekly, The Back Bay Mainline, are young, ambitious, but also smart enough to realize that changes are coming…

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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 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 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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Big Night

Big Night

Primo and Secondo, two Italian immigrant brothers, are the owners of Paradise, a struggling Italian restaurant on the New Jersey shore…

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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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Blood Simple

Blood Simple

Julian Marty owns a bar in Texas and suspects that Ray, his bartender, is having an affair with his wife Abby…

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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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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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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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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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Call Northside 777

Call Northside 777

Chicago Times editor, Brian Kelly, notices a classified ad offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man responsible for killing a policeman eleven years earlier…

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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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Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man

During the Great Depression, in the 1930s, a New Jersey Irish-American, James J. Braddock, is forced to give up boxing due to an injury in his right hand…

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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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The Class

The Class

In an immigrant, working-class Parisian neighborhood, Francois Marin, a young teacher, begins the year with twenty-five teenage students in his class…

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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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Collective

Collective

When a fire consumes the Colectiv, a Bucharest nightclub, 27 people die and 180 are injured. There are protests…

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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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Conspiracy

Conspiracy

On January 20, 1942, several Nazi party officials, led by SS head, Reinhard Heydrich, gathered in the German town of Wannsee to discuss the “Final Solution.”…

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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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Crossing Delancey

Crossing Delancey

Isabelle “Izzy” Grossman is a 30-ish, attractive, smart woman, who has a dream job working in a bookstore where she can meet interesting and intellectual authors…

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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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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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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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The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game

In 1939, the beginning of World War II, the British government recruited brilliant Cambridge mathematician Alan Turing to help break the German code, Enigma…

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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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Dirty Pretty Things

Dirty Pretty Things

Olatokumbo “Okwe” Fadipe is a doctor. Because he is an illegal Nigerian immigrant in London, he must toil as a cab driver during the day and at night he is the front desk clerk in a hotel…

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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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Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon

Sonny is determined to get enough money so his male lover, Leon, can get the sex-change operation he desperately wants…

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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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Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy

Daisy Werthan, a 72-year-old retired, Jewish, schoolteacher living alone in Atlanta, drives her car into her neighbor’s yard…

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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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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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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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Gideon’s Trumpet

Gideon’s Trumpet

Clarence “Earl” Gideon, an indigent worker in Panama City, Florida, was accused of breaking into the Bay Harbor Pool Room, stealing cash from the juke box and wine from the bar…

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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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Girl With a Pearl Earring

Girl With a Pearl Earring

Griet, a young 17th-century girl, arrives in the household of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer in the city of Delft, to work as a maid…

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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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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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Goliath

Goliath

Billy McBride is a disgraced lawyer, one who drank too much and was forced out of the Goliath law firm he started with Donald Cooperman. Billy has hit rock bottom, scrounging for clients, and fighting to stay alive…

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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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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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The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters

At Wiley, a Southern African American college, debating coach Melvin B. Tolson starts to build a team that will rival nationally-ranked Harvard…

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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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Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt

After the capture of Adolf Eichmann, one of the most elusive and hated Nazi criminals, William Shawn, editor of The New Yorker, assigned Arendt to cover the trial in Jerusalem…

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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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Haute Cuisine

Haute Cuisine

Based on a true story. Hortense Laborie gets the job of a lifetime when the President of France appoints her to be his personal chef at the Élysée Palace…

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Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water

Toby and Tanner Howard, two impoverished brothers whose ranch is facing foreclosure, pull off several robberies at different branches of the Texas Midlands Bank…

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Herself

Herself

Sandra, a mother with two young daughters living in Ireland,  is beaten frequently by her abusive husband Gary…

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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 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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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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Hollywood on Trial

Hollywood on Trial

In the midst of the Red Scare, several Hollywood elites were fined and jailed for their refusal to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)…

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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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Hoosiers

Hoosiers

Hoosiers is based on the Milan High School team that won the 1954 Indiana state championship…

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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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The Hurricane

The Hurricane

Rubin “The Hurricane” Carter, a top-ranked middleweight boxer, was convicted of committing a triple murder in a Paterson, New Jersey bar…

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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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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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In Bloom

In Bloom

Eka and Natia are 14-year-olds and best friends growing up in post-Soviet Georgia. Natia, more precocious than Eka, has two boys interested in her, Kote and Lado…

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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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Invictus

Invictus

Invictus (Latin for undefeated) takes place in the late 1990s in South Africa. Nelson Mandela, who spent 27 years in prison…

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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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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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Jean de Florette

Jean de Florette

Jean de Florette is the first of a two-part series adapted from a novel by Marcel Pagnol. The follow up film is Manon of the Springs…

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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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Jules and Jim

Jules and Jim

Jules is a shy writer from Austria working on a novel; Jim is a fun-loving, partying Frenchman. And yet, these two opposite personalities become fast friends. They meet the free-spirited Catherine and the three hang out…

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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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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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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 Kid With a Bike

The Kid With a Bike

Cyril, a precocious 11-year-old boy, is suddenly abandoned by his father who also absconds with Cyril’s bike. Cyril has no mother so this loss is devastating…

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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 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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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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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 Seduction

The Last Seduction

Clay Gregory, a medical student heavily in debt to loan sharks, arranges to sell stolen pharmaceutical drugs for $700,000…

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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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Laura

Laura

Mark McPherson, a hard-boiled, cynical detective, is assigned to investigate the murder of the beautiful advertising executive, Laura Hunt. His investigations leads to encounters with the imperious Waldo Lydecker, who…

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Law of Desire

Law of Desire

Law of Desire focuses on a love triangle between three men and the conflicts with a disturbed transsexual woman. Living in Madrid, Pablo, is a successful gay film and theatrical director…

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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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Let’s Get Lost

Let’s Get Lost

Let’s Get Lost covers Chet Baker’s final year. Fortunately, the film also includes flashbacks and archival footage as Baker looks back on his roller coaster career playing with greats like Gerry Mulligan, Charlie Parker, and Russ Freeman while fighting his heroin-addiction and his turbulent relationships with his wife and girlfriends…

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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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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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Line of Separation

Line of Separation

In the last months of World War II, the United States, England, France and the Soviet Union, all agreed to divide Germany into four regions administered by each Allied country…

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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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The Lives of Others

The Lives of Others

In 1984 East Germany, Stasi agent Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler is ordered to spy on the playwright Georg Dreyman, who is suspected of bad-mouthing the Communist regime…

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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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The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones

As 14-year-old Susie Salmon walks home from school, she runs into her neighbor, George Harvey…

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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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The Lunchbox

The Lunchbox

Ila is a young wife in Mumbai anxious to bring  a spark of romance to her marriage with her husband Rajiv. Ila decides to  prepare…

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The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

In San Francisco in 1941, private investigators Sam Spade and his partner Miles Archer take on a client, the beautiful Ruth Wonderly…

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The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Dr. Ben McKenna, his wife Jo, and son Hank are vacationing in French Morocco. On the bus ride from Casablanca to Marrakesh, they meet a local, Louis Bernard…

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Margin Call

Margin Call

Shortly after the abrupt firing of Eric Dale, head of risk management at an investment banking firm, Eric warns his associate, Peter Sullivan, the firm is in a very dangerous situation…

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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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Miracle

Miracle

In 1980, the U.S. and the Soviet Union were in the midst of a bitter, dangerous Cold War. Neither country was ready to fight on the battlefield, but the 1980 Winter Olympics was coming up…

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The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker

Seven-year-old Helen Keller has been blind and deaf since infancy as a result of scarlet fever. Because she is unable to articulate her emotions Helen often has violent outbursts…

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Modern Times

Modern Times

The film portrays Charlie Chaplin in his Tramp persona as a factory worker employed on an industrial assembly line. Frenetically feeding an inhuman machine, he ends up having a nervous breakdown. He is sent to a hospital…

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Moonstruck

Moonstruck

Thirty-seven-year-old Loretta Castorini is an Italian-American widow living in a Brooklyn Heights brownstone with her mother, Rose, and father, Cosmo…

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Mr. Turner

Mr. Turner

The film covers the last quarter-century of the life of British painter J.M.W. Turner. Turner travels widely with contrasting experiences like visiting a brothel while mingling with aristocrats…

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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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Mrs Wilson

Mrs Wilson

This true story begins when Alexander “Alec” Wilson, Alison’s long-time husband, dies of a sudden heart attack in their home. Bereft, Alison is now looking at a future of raising two sons with very little money…

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Music of the Heart

Music of the Heart

Roberta Guaspari, a talented violinist, recently divorced, unemployed, depressed, is living at home with her domineering mother Assunta while struggling to raise two sons…

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Nashville

Nashville

A huge canvas of a movie that features 24 characters, an hour of terrific country-and-western music, and multiple storylines. In the course of several days and nights, the characters weave in and out while politician Hal Philip Walker (never seen) cruises in his red, white, and blue van spouting over a loudspeaker his conservative views about too much government in America…

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The New Land

The New Land

Karl-Oskar, his wife Kristina, their three children, along with Karl’s younger brother Robert and Robert’s friend Arvid, settle by  Lake Ki Chi Saga in rural Minnesota…

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The Night Manager

The Night Manager

The series focuses on the lucrative, illegal, business of selling arms to rogue nations. British and U.S. Intelligence are…

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Nights of Cabiria

Nights of Cabiria

A happy, laughing Cabiria, a prostitute, is standing by a river bank with her live-in boyfriend Giorgio when he snatches her purse filled with money and pushes her into the river…

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North by Northwest

North by Northwest

This is a classic Hitchcock film about mistaken identity. Roger Thornhill is an advertising executive who by sheer coincidence is mistaken to be…

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North Dallas Forty

North Dallas Forty

North Dallas Forty depicts the brutal, unmerciful world  that took place with a professional football team in the 1970s…

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Not One Less

Not One Less

In rural China, the village’s only school teacher must take a month’s leave to care for his ill mother. Nobody in the village is available to…

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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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One Child Nation

One Child Nation

Directors Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang were born during the One-Child period in China. To control the fast-growing population…

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On Golden Pond

On Golden Pond

Norman Thayer, an irascible retired professor and Ethel, his wife of 50 years, continue their long tradition of spending summers in their cottage on the shore of a golden pond in northern New England…

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Orchestra of Exiles

Orchestra of Exiles

Bronislaw Huberman was a world-renowned Jewish violinist who performed in every major city in Europe and North America…

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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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Pain and Glory

Pain and Glory

Spanish film director Salvador Mallo is having an emotional crisis. He has physical and mental ailments that block him from making movies. He reunites with the actor Alberto Crespo…

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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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The Pajama Game

The Pajama Game

Based on the Tony-winning Broadway musical by the same name, the story begins with the arrival of Sid, the newly-hired superintendent of the Sleeptite Pajama Factory…

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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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Paris, Texas

Paris, Texas

Travis Henderson, a strange, lost soul, is wandering the West Texas desert going nowhere…

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A Passage to India

A Passage to India

Adela Quested is sailing from England to India with Mrs. Moore, the mother of Adela’s intended bridegroom…

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Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory

Directed by Stanley Kubrick, this is a harrowing film depicting trench warfare during World War I. French General Georges Broulard orders his subordinate, General Mireau, to attack a German stronghold. Mireau is reluctant to…

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The Pawnbroker

The Pawnbroker

Sol Nazerman is a Holocaust survivor. His two children died in a cattle car on the way to Auschwitz. His wife was brutally raped before she succumbed. He is tortured that he…

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The Petrified Forest

The Petrified Forest

A burnt-out, penniless, British writer, Alan Squier, wanders into a roadside diner in the Arizona desert. The diner, located at the edge of a petrified forest, is managed by…

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Pickpocket

Pickpocket

Michel’s first taste as a thief occurs at a racetrack. He steals money from a spectator but is caught. The police release him for lack of evidence…

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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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Psycho

Psycho

Marion Crane, a real estate secretary, is told by her boss to deposit $40,000 in cash that a client left as payment for a property. Marion and her boyfriend, Sam Loomis, are having trouble…

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The Prince of Egypt

The Prince of Egypt

An animated musical drama loosely based on the the biblical story of Moses. In ancient Egypt, Pharaoh, fearing the alarming increase in the Hebrew population, orders that all newborn Hebrew boys be killed. Baby Moses is placed in a basket by his mother, who sets it floating in the Nile…

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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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The Purple Rose of Cairo

The Purple Rose of Cairo

The film is set in a small New Jersey town in 1935 during the Great Depression. Cecilia is a clumsy waitress who seeks escape from her bleak life and abusive husband Monk by going to afternoon movies. The film now playing…

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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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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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Race

Race

Race is a biographical sports drama about African-American athlete Jesse Owens who won what was then a record-breaking four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics…

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Reaching for the Moon

Reaching for the Moon

Reaching for the Moon dramatizes the  love story of American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares in Petropolis, Brazil, between 1951 and 1967…

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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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Rectify

Rectify

Daniel Holden was wrongfully imprisoned as a teenager for the death of his girlfriend. After enduring 19 years on death row, DNA testing is ordered and it proves he did not commit this crime. Daniel is now a free man and he returns to his hometown, Paulie, Georgia…

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Red River

Red River

In 1851, Thomas Dunson, his trail hand Groot, and his adopted son, Matt, start a cattle ranch in Texas with one cow and one bull. Dunson names his spread the Red River D. After 14 years of fending off Indian attacks and…

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Renoir

Renoir

The gorgeous Andrée Heuschling arrives at the home of famed artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir in Provence, France. She is there to help…

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The Report

The Report

It’s a true story about Daniel J.Jones, a staff member of the U.S. Select Committee on Intelligence. In 2009, Daniel’s boss, Senator Dianne Feinstein, asked him to head up a Senate investigative committee and produce a report about the CIA’s use of…

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The Restaurant

The Restaurant

In May 1945, World War II ends and peace is proclaimed. The tightly-knit Lowander family, consisting of the tyrannical mother Helga, her two sons Peter and Gustaf and…

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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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Rosemary’s Baby

Rosemary’s Baby

Guy and Rosemary Woodhouse rent an apartment in the Bramford, a large Gothic building on the Upper West Side in Manhattan…

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Safety Last!

Safety Last!

Harold Lloyd (called The Boy) says goodbye to his girlfriend (called The Girl) at the train station as he heads to the big city to become a big success. Once he makes good, he promises to marry her.

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The Salesman

The Salesman

Emad and Rana are ordered to leave their apartment building as it was on the verge of collapsing. Fortunately, Babak, a friend in their acting group, helps them find another apartment…

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Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit

The Great Economic Depression in the 1930s financially ruined the Pollard family forcing them to send their son “Red” to work for a horse trainer…

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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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Séraphine

Séraphine

A surprise winner of seven Césars (the French Oscars), including Best Film, Séraphine is about a middle-aged housekeeper who has a remarkable talent for painting…

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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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1776

1776

While the Revolutionary War against  England rages, the Continental Congress in Philadelphia is still debating the question of American independence…

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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 Shining

The Shining

Directed by Stanley Kubrick from Stephen King’s best-selling novel, this suspenseful and troubling film examines a family becoming unhinged. Writer Jack Torrance, his wife Shelley, and young son Danny, accept a job as…

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Sicario

Sicario

Kate Macer, a rising FBI agent, is assigned to a task force headed by Matt Graver and Alejandra Gillick…

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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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Singin’ in the Rain

Singin’ in the Rain

This musical depicts the painful change in the motion pictures business when silent films converted to sound. Most in Hollywood, including actor Don Lockwood and his sidekick, Cosmo Brown, proceed to adapt. However, the…

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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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Small Axe Anthology

Small Axe Anthology

The anthology, created, written and directed by Steve McQueen, consists of five individual films about the lives of West Indian immigrants…

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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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Spotlight

Spotlight

On January 6, 2002, the Boston Globe had a first page headline that shocked the city, “Church Allowed Abuse by Priest for Years.”…

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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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Stand and Deliver

Stand and Deliver

In 1980, Jaime Escalante is hired by James A. Garfield High School in East Los Angeles to teach math…

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Star Wars: Episode VIII—The Last Jedi

Star Wars: Episode VIII—The Last Jedi

General Hux, leader of the nefarious First Order, is determined to destroy the rebels, headed by the fearsome Rey. To help in the fight, Rey tries to persuade Jedi master Luke Skywalker to abandon his self-exile and rejoin…

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Styx

Styx

Rike is a white female doctor working in the emergency section of a German hospital. The job is high stress as Rike is the first responder when injured…

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The Sunshine Boys

The Sunshine Boys

Al Lewis and Willy Clark were once a very popular Vaudeville team, known as “The Sunshine Boys.” After 47 years together they parted ways on unfriendly terms…

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Supernova

Supernova

Sam and Tusker, partners for 20 years, are traveling across England’s Lake District.  Sam, a concert pianist, is scheduled to give a performance…

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The Teacher

The Teacher

The story takes place in Communist Bratislava in 1983. Maria Drazdechova  is the new teacher at a suburban school. At first she seems like a good soul. But she then makes the students uneasy as she calls on each one and asks what their parents do for a living…

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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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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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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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This Happy Breed

This Happy Breed

It’s 1919, shortly after the end of the First World War, and the Gibbons family is settling in their rented home in Clapham, South London…

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Three Colors: Blue

Three Colors: Blue

In a tragic car accident, Julie survives while her husband, Patrice, a famous symphony composer, and her daughter, are killed…

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Three Colors: Red

Three Colors: Red

While Valentine Dussaut, a college student and part-time model, is driving home, she accidentally hits and wounds a Belgian Malinois dog…

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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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To Have and Have Not

To Have and Have Not

It’s 1940 and Harry Morgan is busy operating a small fishing boat in Fort-de-France, Martinique, a French colony in the Caribbean. World War II is…

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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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Touching the Void

Touching the Void

In 1985, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, both experienced mountaineers, set off to climb the treacherous west face of the 21,000-foot…

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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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The Train

The Train

During the late stages of World War II, Colonel Franz von Waldheim is ordered to ship Impressionist masterpieces from the Jeu de Paume Museum in Paris to Germany…

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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Staying in a flophouse, two vagrants, Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, encounter Howard, a grizzled but wise old prospector, who regales them with stories about finding gold in the Sierra Madre mountains. Luck is with…

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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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12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

It’s a simple story. A teenaged boy is accused of killing his father. There are two witnesses whose testimonies convince eleven of the jurors…

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Twelve O’Clock High

Twelve O’Clock High

The 918th Bomb Group, flying missions over Germany during World War II, is experiencing heavy losses. Known as the “hard luck group,” they are commanded by Colonel Keith Davenport. Davenport is at this time exhausted and demoralized with these losses…

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Two Lovers

Two Lovers

Leonard Kraditor, probably manic-depressive, comes to live with his parents, Ruth and Reuben, after a failed suicide attempt…

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The Piano Lesson

The Piano Lesson

Boy Willie and his friend Lymon travel from Mississippi to Pittsburgh with the hope that Boy Willie’s sister Berniece would give him the family’s heirloom piano…

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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…

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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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A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own

When America faced a shortage of professional baseball players during World War II, Walter Harvey, the owner of the Chicago Cubs, decided to start…

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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 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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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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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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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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Beanpole

Beanpole

Shortly after World War II, Lya, known as “Beanpole,” a hospital nurse in Leningrad, is caring for Pashka, her friend’s Masha’s six-year-old boy. Suffering from PTSD…

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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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Between the Lines

Between the Lines

Staff members working at the alternative Boston weekly, The Back Bay Mainline, are young, ambitious, but also smart enough to realize that changes are coming…

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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 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 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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Big Night

Big Night

Primo and Secondo, two Italian immigrant brothers, are the owners of Paradise, a struggling Italian restaurant on the New Jersey shore…

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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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Blood Simple

Blood Simple

Julian Marty owns a bar in Texas and suspects that Ray, his bartender, is having an affair with his wife Abby…

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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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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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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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Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man

During the Great Depression, in the 1930s, a New Jersey Irish-American, James J. Braddock, is forced to give up boxing due to an injury in his right hand…

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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 Codebreaker

The Codebreaker

The Codebreaker reveals the fascinating story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the legendary groundbreaking cryptanalyst…

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Collective

Collective

When a fire consumes the Colectiv, a Bucharest nightclub, 27 people die and 180 are injured. There are protests…

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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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The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game

In 1939, the beginning of World War II, the British government recruited brilliant Cambridge mathematician Alan Turing to help break the German code, Enigma…

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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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Dirty Pretty Things

Dirty Pretty Things

Olatokumbo “Okwe” Fadipe is a doctor. Because he is an illegal Nigerian immigrant in London, he must toil as a cab driver during the day and at night he is the front desk clerk in a hotel…

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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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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.

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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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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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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Taste of Cherry

Taste of Cherry

Having completed digging his grave, Mr. Badii, a suicidal middle-aged man, must find someone to bury him…

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This Happy Breed

This Happy Breed

It’s 1919, shortly after the end of the First World War, and the Gibbons family is settling in their rented home in Clapham, South London…

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Three Colors: Blue

Three Colors: Blue

In a tragic car accident, Julie survives while her husband, Patrice, a famous symphony composer, and her daughter, are killed…

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Three Colors: Red

Three Colors: Red

While Valentine Dussaut, a college student and part-time model, is driving home, she accidentally hits and wounds a Belgian Malinois dog…

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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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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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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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Miracle

Miracle

In 1980, the U.S. and the Soviet Union were in the midst of a bitter, dangerous Cold War. Neither country was ready to fight on the battlefield, but the 1980 Winter Olympics was coming up…

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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.
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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A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own

When America faced a shortage of professional baseball players during World War II, Walter Harvey, the owner of the Chicago Cubs, decided to start…

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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…

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…

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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…

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…

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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…

read more
Beanpole

Beanpole

Shortly after World War II, Lya, known as “Beanpole,” a hospital nurse in Leningrad, is caring for Pashka, her friend’s Masha’s six-year-old boy. Suffering from PTSD…

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Beginners

Beginners

Following the death of his father, Oliver reflects on their final five years together…

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Between the Lines

Between the Lines

Staff members working at the alternative Boston weekly, The Back Bay Mainline, are young, ambitious, but also smart enough to realize that changes are coming…

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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 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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Big Night

Big Night

Primo and Secondo, two Italian immigrant brothers, are the owners of Paradise, a struggling Italian restaurant on the New Jersey shore…

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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…

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Blood Simple

Blood Simple

Julian Marty owns a bar in Texas and suspects that Ray, his bartender, is having an affair with his wife Abby…

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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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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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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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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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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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Call Northside 777

Call Northside 777

Chicago Times editor, Brian Kelly, notices a classified ad offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man responsible for killing a policeman eleven years earlier…

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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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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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Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man

During the Great Depression, in the 1930s, a New Jersey Irish-American, James J. Braddock, is forced to give up boxing due to an injury in his right hand…

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The Class

The Class

In an immigrant, working-class Parisian neighborhood, Francois Marin, a young teacher, begins the year with twenty-five teenage students in his class…

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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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Collective

Collective

When a fire consumes the Colectiv, a Bucharest nightclub, 27 people die and 180 are injured. There are protests…

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Conspiracy

Conspiracy

On January 20, 1942, several Nazi party officials, led by SS head, Reinhard Heydrich, gathered in the German town of Wannsee to discuss the “Final Solution.”…

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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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Crossing Delancey

Crossing Delancey

Isabelle “Izzy” Grossman is a 30-ish, attractive, smart woman, who has a dream job working in a bookstore where she can meet interesting and intellectual authors…

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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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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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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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The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game

In 1939, the beginning of World War II, the British government recruited brilliant Cambridge mathematician Alan Turing to help break the German code, Enigma…

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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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Dirty Pretty Things

Dirty Pretty Things

Olatokumbo “Okwe” Fadipe is a doctor. Because he is an illegal Nigerian immigrant in London, he must toil as a cab driver during the day and at night he is the front desk clerk in a hotel…

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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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Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon

Sonny is determined to get enough money so his male lover, Leon, can get the sex-change operation he desperately wants…

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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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Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy

Daisy Werthan, a 72-year-old retired, Jewish, schoolteacher living alone in Atlanta, drives her car into her neighbor’s yard…

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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 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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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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Frida

Frida

Eighteen-year-old Frida Kahlo, living in Mexico, suffers a serious injury when her bus collides with a streetcar…

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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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The Grizzlies

The Grizzlies

Russ Sheppard takes a teaching job in a remote Arctic school to pay off his college debt to the Canadian government…

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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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Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water

Toby and Tanner Howard, two impoverished brothers whose ranch is facing foreclosure, pull off several robberies at different branches of the Texas Midlands Bank…

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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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Hoosiers

Hoosiers

Hoosiers is based on the Milan High School team that won the 1954 Indiana state championship…

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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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The Hurricane

The Hurricane

Rubin “The Hurricane” Carter, a top-ranked middleweight boxer, was convicted of committing a triple murder in a Paterson, New Jersey bar…

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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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Invictus

Invictus

Invictus (Latin for undefeated) takes place in the late 1990s in South Africa. Nelson Mandela, who spent 27 years in prison…

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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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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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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 Seduction

The Last Seduction

Clay Gregory, a medical student heavily in debt to loan sharks, arranges to sell stolen pharmaceutical drugs for $700,000…

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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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Laura

Laura

Mark McPherson, a hard-boiled, cynical detective, is assigned to investigate the murder of the beautiful advertising executive, Laura Hunt. His investigations leads to encounters with the imperious Waldo Lydecker, who…

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Law of Desire

Law of Desire

Law of Desire focuses on a love triangle between three men and the conflicts with a disturbed transsexual woman. Living in Madrid, Pablo, is a successful gay film and theatrical director…

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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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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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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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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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The Lives of Others

The Lives of Others

In 1984 East Germany, Stasi agent Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler is ordered to spy on the playwright Georg Dreyman, who is suspected of bad-mouthing the Communist regime…

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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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The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones

As 14-year-old Susie Salmon walks home from school, she runs into her neighbor, George Harvey…

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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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The Lunchbox

The Lunchbox

Ila is a young wife in Mumbai anxious to bring  a spark of romance to her marriage with her husband Rajiv. Ila decides to  prepare…

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The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

In San Francisco in 1941, private investigators Sam Spade and his partner Miles Archer take on a client, the beautiful Ruth Wonderly…

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The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Dr. Ben McKenna, his wife Jo, and son Hank are vacationing in French Morocco. On the bus ride from Casablanca to Marrakesh, they meet a local, Louis Bernard…

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Margin Call

Margin Call

Shortly after the abrupt firing of Eric Dale, head of risk management at an investment banking firm, Eric warns his associate, Peter Sullivan, the firm is in a very dangerous situation…

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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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Miracle

Miracle

In 1980, the U.S. and the Soviet Union were in the midst of a bitter, dangerous Cold War. Neither country was ready to fight on the battlefield, but the 1980 Winter Olympics was coming up…

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The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker

Seven-year-old Helen Keller has been blind and deaf since infancy as a result of scarlet fever. Because she is unable to articulate her emotions Helen often has violent outbursts…

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Mirai

Mirai

For four-year old Kun it all began with the arrival of his baby sister Mirai (Japanese for “future”). The parents, especially the mother, are unaware of how showering so much attention on the baby can be so painful to their young son. Kun becomes so jealous that he has tantrums and even…

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Moonstruck

Moonstruck

Thirty-seven-year-old Loretta Castorini is an Italian-American widow living in a Brooklyn Heights brownstone with her mother, Rose, and father, Cosmo…

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Mr. Turner

Mr. Turner

The film covers the last quarter-century of the life of British painter J.M.W. Turner. Turner travels widely with contrasting experiences like visiting a brothel while mingling with aristocrats…

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Music of the Heart

Music of the Heart

Roberta Guaspari, a talented violinist, recently divorced, unemployed, depressed, is living at home with her domineering mother Assunta while struggling to raise two sons…

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Nashville

Nashville

A huge canvas of a movie that features 24 characters, an hour of terrific country-and-western music, and multiple storylines. In the course of several days and nights, the characters weave in and out while politician Hal Philip Walker (never seen) cruises in his red, white, and blue van spouting over a loudspeaker his conservative views about too much government in America…

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1917

1917

On April 7, 1917, during World War I, British intelligence learns that a supposed German retreat is not a retreat at all. The Germans are seeking to lure some 1,600 British soldiers of the Second Battalion into a trap and destroy them with artillery…

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North by Northwest

North by Northwest

This is a classic Hitchcock film about mistaken identity. Roger Thornhill is an advertising executive who by sheer coincidence is mistaken to be…

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North Dallas Forty

North Dallas Forty

North Dallas Forty depicts the brutal, unmerciful world  that took place with a professional football team in the 1970s…

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Pain and Glory

Pain and Glory

Spanish film director Salvador Mallo is having an emotional crisis. He has physical and mental ailments that block him from making movies. He reunites with the actor Alberto Crespo…

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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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A Passage to India

A Passage to India

Adela Quested is sailing from England to India with Mrs. Moore, the mother of Adela’s intended bridegroom…

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The Peanut Butter Falcon

The Peanut Butter Falcon

Zak, a 22-year old with Down syndrome, lives in an assisted living facility in North Carolina. Eleanor is his compassionate primary caregiver…

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The Petrified Forest

The Petrified Forest

A burnt-out, penniless, British writer, Alan Squier, wanders into a roadside diner in the Arizona desert. The diner, located at the edge of a petrified forest, is managed by…

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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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Psycho

Psycho

Marion Crane, a real estate secretary, is told by her boss to deposit $40,000 in cash that a client left as payment for a property. Marion and her boyfriend, Sam Loomis, are having trouble…

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The Prince of Egypt

The Prince of Egypt

An animated musical drama loosely based on the the biblical story of Moses. In ancient Egypt, Pharaoh, fearing the alarming increase in the Hebrew population, orders that all newborn Hebrew boys be killed. Baby Moses is placed in a basket by his mother, who sets it floating in the Nile…

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The Purple Rose of Cairo

The Purple Rose of Cairo

The film is set in a small New Jersey town in 1935 during the Great Depression. Cecilia is a clumsy waitress who seeks escape from her bleak life and abusive husband Monk by going to afternoon movies. The film now playing…

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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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Google Play

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A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own

When America faced a shortage of professional baseball players during World War II, Walter Harvey, the owner of the Chicago Cubs, decided to start…

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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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Basquiat

Basquiat

Basquiat chronicles the early career of the introverted, homeless, graffiti artist who worked anonymously under the name “Samo”…

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Beanpole

Beanpole

Shortly after World War II, Lya, known as “Beanpole,” a hospital nurse in Leningrad, is caring for Pashka, her friend’s Masha’s six-year-old boy. Suffering from PTSD…

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Beginners

Beginners

Following the death of his father, Oliver reflects on their final five years together…

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Big Night

Big Night

Primo and Secondo, two Italian immigrant brothers, are the owners of Paradise, a struggling Italian restaurant on the New Jersey shore…

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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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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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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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The Class

The Class

In an immigrant, working-class Parisian neighborhood, Francois Marin, a young teacher, begins the year with twenty-five teenage students in his class…

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Collective

Collective

When a fire consumes the Colectiv, a Bucharest nightclub, 27 people die and 180 are injured. There are protests…

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Conspiracy

Conspiracy

On January 20, 1942, several Nazi party officials, led by SS head, Reinhard Heydrich, gathered in the German town of Wannsee to discuss the “Final Solution.”…

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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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The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game

In 1939, the beginning of World War II, the British government recruited brilliant Cambridge mathematician Alan Turing to help break the German code, Enigma…

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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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Girl With a Pearl Earring

Girl With a Pearl Earring

Griet, a young 17th-century girl, arrives in the household of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer in the city of Delft, to work as a maid…

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The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters

At Wiley, a Southern African American college, debating coach Melvin B. Tolson starts to build a team that will rival nationally-ranked Harvard…

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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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Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water

Toby and Tanner Howard, two impoverished brothers whose ranch is facing foreclosure, pull off several robberies at different branches of the Texas Midlands Bank…

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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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Hoosiers

Hoosiers

Hoosiers is based on the Milan High School team that won the 1954 Indiana state championship…

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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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Invictus

Invictus

Invictus (Latin for undefeated) takes place in the late 1990s in South Africa. Nelson Mandela, who spent 27 years in prison…

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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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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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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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The Lunchbox

The Lunchbox

Ila is a young wife in Mumbai anxious to bring  a spark of romance to her marriage with her husband Rajiv. Ila decides to  prepare…

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Margin Call

Margin Call

Shortly after the abrupt firing of Eric Dale, head of risk management at an investment banking firm, Eric warns his associate, Peter Sullivan, the firm is in a very dangerous situation…

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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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Miracle

Miracle

In 1980, the U.S. and the Soviet Union were in the midst of a bitter, dangerous Cold War. Neither country was ready to fight on the battlefield, but the 1980 Winter Olympics was coming up…

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The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker

Seven-year-old Helen Keller has been blind and deaf since infancy as a result of scarlet fever. Because she is unable to articulate her emotions Helen often has violent outbursts…

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Mr. Turner

Mr. Turner

The film covers the last quarter-century of the life of British painter J.M.W. Turner. Turner travels widely with contrasting experiences like visiting a brothel while mingling with aristocrats…

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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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Music of the Heart

Music of the Heart

Roberta Guaspari, a talented violinist, recently divorced, unemployed, depressed, is living at home with her domineering mother Assunta while struggling to raise two sons…

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North Dallas Forty

North Dallas Forty

North Dallas Forty depicts the brutal, unmerciful world  that took place with a professional football team in the 1970s…

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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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Race

Race

Race is a biographical sports drama about African-American athlete Jesse Owens who won what was then a record-breaking four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics…

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Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit

The Great Economic Depression in the 1930s financially ruined the Pollard family forcing them to send their son “Red” to work for a horse trainer…

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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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Séraphine

Séraphine

A surprise winner of seven Césars (the French Oscars), including Best Film, Séraphine is about a middle-aged housekeeper who has a remarkable talent for painting…

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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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Sicario

Sicario

Kate Macer, a rising FBI agent, is assigned to a task force headed by Matt Graver and Alejandra Gillick…

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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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Stand and Deliver

Stand and Deliver

In 1980, Jaime Escalante is hired by James A. Garfield High School in East Los Angeles to teach math…

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