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Léon: The Professional

Léon: The Professional

Léon: The Professional
IMDb: 8.6
110 min

Léon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective “cleaner”. But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he…

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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
City of God

City of God

City of God
IMDb: 8.6
130 min

Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the…

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Genre: Crime, Drama
The Intouchables

The Intouchables

The Intouchables
IMDb: 8.5
112 min

A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
The Pianist

The Pianist

The Pianist
IMDb: 8.5
150 min

The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman’s experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing…

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Genre: Drama, War
Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso
IMDb: 8.5
155 min

A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village’s theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater’s projectionist.

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Genre: Drama, Romance
Amélie

Amélie

Amélie
IMDb: 8.3
122 min

At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie (Audrey Tautou) accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian…

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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Amadeus

Amadeus

Amadeus
IMDb: 8.3
160 min

The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival, Antonio Salieri—now confined to an insane asylum.

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Genre: Drama, History, Music
A Separation

A Separation

A Separation
IMDb: 8.3
123 min

A married couple are faced with a difficult decision – to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after…

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Genre: Drama
Casino

Casino

Casino
IMDb: 8.2
178 min

In early-1970s Las Vegas, low-level mobster Sam “Ace” Rothstein gets tapped by his bosses to head the Tangiers Casino. At first, he’s a great success in the job, but over…

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Genre: Crime, Drama
Incendies

Incendies

Incendies
IMDb: 8.3
131 min

A mother’s last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad’s acclaimed play, Incendies tells the…

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Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Ran

Ran

Ran
IMDb: 8.2
162 min

With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare’s King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa’s late-life masterpiece, a profound…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History
Anna

Anna

Anna
IMDb: 6.7
119 min

Beneath Anna Poliatova’s striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world’s most feared government assassins.

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Genre: Action, Thriller
The Passion of Joan of Arc

The Passion of Joan of Arc

The Passion of Joan of Arc
IMDb: 8.1
114 min

A classic of the silent age, this film tells the story of the doomed but ultimately canonized 15th-century teenage warrior. On trial for claiming she’d spoken to God, Jeanne d’Arc…

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Genre: Drama, History
The Help

The Help

The Help
IMDb: 8.1
146 min

Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has…

Genre: Drama
Before Sunset

Before Sunset

Before Sunset
IMDb: 8.1
80 min

Nine years ago two strangers met by chance and spent a night in Vienna that ended before sunrise. They are about to meet for the first time since. Now they…

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Genre: Drama, Romance
Paris, Texas

Paris, Texas

Paris, Texas
IMDb: 8.1
145 min

A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he…

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Genre: Drama
La Haine

La Haine

La Haine
IMDb: 8.1
98 min

Aimlessly whiling away their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz, Hubert, and Said – a Jew, African, and an Arab – give human faces to France’s…

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Genre: Drama
Three Colors: Red

Three Colors: Red

Three Colors: Red
IMDb: 8.1
99 min

Part-time model Valentine meets a retired judge who lives in her neighborhood after she runs over his dog. At first the judge gifts Valentine with the dog, but her possessive…

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The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows
IMDb: 8.1
99 min

For young Parisian boy Antoine Doinel, life is one difficult situation after another. Surrounded by inconsiderate adults, including his neglectful parents, Antoine spends his days with his best friend, Rene,…

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Genre: Drama
The Wages of Fear

The Wages of Fear

The Wages of Fear
IMDb: 8.1
131 min

In the South American jungle, supplies of nitroglycerine are needed at a remote oil field. The oil company pays four men to deliver the supplies in two trucks. A tense…

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Diabolique

Diabolique

Diabolique
IMDb: 8.1
117 min

The cruel and abusive headmaster of a boarding school, Michel Delassalle, is murdered by an unlikely duo — his meek wife and the mistress he brazenly flaunts. The women become…

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The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum
IMDb: 8.0
115 min

Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns….

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Girls with Balls

Girls with Balls

Girls with Balls
IMDb: 5.6
77 min

All girls volley ball team The Falcons end up stranded in the middle of nowhere after their mini-van breaks down. Little do they know they landed in degenerate hunters’ territory…

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Genre: Comedy, Horror
The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales
IMDb: 7.4
83 min

The Big Bad Fox recounts the misadventures of a young clumsy Fox and a feisty little red Hen. The Fox, both a little stupid and naïve, tries daily to devour…

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Genre: Animation, Family
The Beach Bum

The Beach Bum

The Beach Bum
IMDb: 6.3
95 min

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Genre: Comedy
Cities of Last Things

Cities of Last Things

Cities of Last Things
IMDb: 6.0
107 min

This is a story about a common man who has extraordinary events in his mundane life. The film depicts the protagonist’s turns of events in three eras, three seasons, three…

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Cold Blood

Cold Blood

Cold Blood
IMDb: 5.9
91 min

Henry was a legendary contract killer, who now enjoys isolation in his lodge by the lake, deep in the Canadian wilderness. One day, an injured woman arrives in front of…

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Genre: Action, Thriller
Inferno

Inferno

Inferno
IMDb: 5.2
95 min

Eddie Lomax (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is a drifter who has been in a suicidal funk since the death of his close friend Johnny (Danny Trejo). Riding his motorcycle into a…

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Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Pola X

Pola X

Pola X
IMDb: 5.8
134 min

A writer leaves his upper-class life and journeys with a woman claiming to be his sister, and her two friends.

Genre: Drama, Romance
All About My Mother

All About My Mother

All About My Mother
IMDb: 7.9
101 min

A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his birthday as he runs to seek an actress’ autograph. Beside herself with grief, she returns to Barcelona to…

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Dick

Dick

Dick
IMDb: 6.1
94 min

Comedy about two high school girls who wander off during a class trip to the White House and meet President Richard Nixon. They become the official dog walkers for Nixon’s…

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Genre: Comedy
Romance

Romance

Romance
IMDb: 5.3
84 min

Although deeply in love with her boyfriend – and indeed sleeping in the same bed with him – a schoolteacher cannot handle the almost complete lack of intimacy he will…

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Genre: Drama, Romance
The Straight Story

The Straight Story

The Straight Story
IMDb: 8.0
112 min

A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to…

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Genre: Drama
Virus

Virus

Virus
IMDb: 4.9
99 min

When the crew of an American tugboat boards an abandoned Russian research vessel, the alien life form aboard regards them as a virus which must be destroyed.

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eXistenZ

eXistenZ

eXistenZ
IMDb: 6.8
97 min

A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.

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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
IMDb: 7.5
116 min

An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.

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Genre: Crime, Drama
The Ninth Gate

The Ninth Gate

The Ninth Gate
IMDb: 6.7
133 min

An all-expenses-paid international search for a rare copy of the book, ‘The Nine Gates of the Shadow Kingdom’ brings an unscrupulous book dealer deep into a world of murder, double-dealing…

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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
IMDb: 6.4
148 min

In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world’s greatest army…

The Piano Teacher

The Piano Teacher

The Piano Teacher
IMDb: 7.5
131 min

Erika Kohut, a sexually repressed piano teacher living with her domineering mother, meets a young man who starts romantically pursuing her.

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Genre: Drama, Romance
Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot
IMDb: 7.7
110 min

Set against the background of the 1984 Miner’s Strike, 11-year-old Billy Elliot stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as…

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music