Film Categories

Drama

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 Bicycle Thief

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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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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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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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, 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

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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Cold War

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

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The Conformist

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

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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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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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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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

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 Reformed

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

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The 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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Gods and Monsters

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

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Good Night and Good Luck

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

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Happy as Lazzaro

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

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Series

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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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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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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Band of Brothers

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

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Boardwalk Empire

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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Bodyguard

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

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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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Fauda

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

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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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The Kominsky Method

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

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The Library Thief

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

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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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Mindhunter

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

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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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My Brilliant Friend

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

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Narcos

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

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The Night Of

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

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The Pacific

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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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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Shistel

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

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Animation

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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I Lost My Body

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

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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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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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Waltz with Bashir

unusual Israeli animated war documentary that’s rated “R.” The film was written, produced and directed by Ari Folman. Ari was a 19-year old IDF (Israel Defense Force) infantry soldier during the war in Lebanon…

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Classic Oldies

The Bicycle Thief

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 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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The Stranger

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

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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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Comedies

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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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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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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Dolemite Is My Name

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

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Duck Soup

The small, bankrupt 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 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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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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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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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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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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Courtroom Dramas

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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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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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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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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The Verdict

1982 | Courtroom Drama | 129 minutes | In English Info Frank Galvin is a has-been lawyer and a big time alcoholic. He spends his time in bars and playing pinball machines. Out of compassion, Mickey Morrissey, his friend and former teacher, throws him a malpractice...

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Witness for the Prosecution

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

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Documentaries

Arthur Miller: Writer

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

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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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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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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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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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Marwencol

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

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Minding the Gap

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

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Paris is Burning

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

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Quincy

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

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RBG

This documentary chronicles the life and career of a remarkable woman, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She grew up in Brooklyn and attended Cornell University where she met…

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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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Film Noir

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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French New Wave

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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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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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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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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Last Year at Marienbad

In the old-world chateau, Marienbad, filled with stuffy wealthy couples, a single man approaches a woman claiming they met before at Marienbad. In fact, he claims..

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Horror

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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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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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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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 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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Us

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

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The Witch

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

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Italian Neorealism

The Bicycle Thief

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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Open City

The film takes place in Nazi-occupied Rome in 1944. The Nazis are searching for Giorgio Manfredi, a Resistance fighter. He is warned of the danger and he hides in the home of another Resistance fighter Francesco and his fiancee Pina…

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Shoeshine

Giuseppe and Pasquale are two friends who make ends meet by shining shoes in the streets of
Rome. One day, Giuseppe’s older brother, Attilio, recruits the boys to sell black market blankets…

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LGBTQ

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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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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The Cakemaker

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

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Carol

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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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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Paris is Burning

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

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Musicals

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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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What’s Love Got to Do With It

Born Anna Mae Bullock, Tina Turner was raised in the small town of Nutbush, Tennessee. At a young age, Tina was abandoned by her parents and cared for by her grandmother. Following her grandmother’s death, Tina moved to St. Louis to be with her mother and close sister.

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Sci-Fi

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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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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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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War

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Waltz with Bashir

unusual Israeli animated war documentary that’s rated “R.” The film was written, produced and directed by Ari Folman. Ari was a 19-year old IDF (Israel Defense Force) infantry soldier during the war in Lebanon…

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Westerns

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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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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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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