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Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and hijinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.
A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
An in-depth examination of the way that the Vietnam war affects the lives of people in a small industrial town in the USA.
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.
An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it.
A group of Earth children help a stranded alien botanist return home.
Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.
A private detective investigating an adultery case stumbles on to a scheme of murder that has something to do with water.
Luke Skywalker leaves his home planet, teams up with other rebels, and tries to save Princess Leia from the evil clutches of Darth Vader.
A somewhat romantized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.
An insurance rep lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions.
A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
The Tramp goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more.
Mild mannered zoology professor Dr. David Huxley is excited by the news that an intercostal clavicle bone has been found to complete his brontosaurus skeleton
A bitter aging couple with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other.
A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife.
Epic rumination on a flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during wartime service.
A group of 50's high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both economically and culturally.
When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.
A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
In a small village in the Shire a young Hobbit named Frodo has been entrusted with an ancient Ring. Now he must embark on an Epic quest to the Cracks of Doom in order to destroy it
Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.
Mankind finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, artifact buried on the moon and, with the intelligent computer HAL, sets off on a quest.
A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.
A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court.
When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.
A young woman steals $40,000 from her employer's client, and subsequently encounters a young motel proprietor too long under the domination of his mother.
An unemployed actor with a reputation for being difficult disguises himself as a woman to get a role in a soap opera.
A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star.
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A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan.
An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Green Beret who has set himself up as a God among a local tribe. **
[Title Character] is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live in Nathan, a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust
A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.
A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her
A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as nighttime [title] in a city whose perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge to violently lash out.**
Three WWII veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.
A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.
Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated individuals prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed.
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate.**
A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer.
Musical about two youngsters from rival NYC gangs who fall in love.
Fred C. Dobbs and Bob Curtin, both down on their luck in Tampico, Mexico in 1925, meet up with a grizzled prospector named Howard and decide to join with him in search for gold.**
A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of [title] from throughout history.
A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a [Title].
As a Civil War veteran spends years searching for a young niece captured by Indians, his motivation becomes increasingly questionable.
An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.
Archeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.
In Africa during WW1, a gin-swilling riverboat owner/captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.
An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.
A cowboy toy is profoundly threatened and jealous when a fancy spaceman toy supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice.
Fictional romantic tale of a rich girl and poor boy who meet on the ill-fated voyage of the 'unsinkable' ship.
The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.
When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single handedly and straight through enemy lines.
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.
A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
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Recent college [title] Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, who happens to be the wife of his father's business partner and her daughter Elaine.**
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.
A small time boxer gets a once in a lifetime chance to fight the heavyweight champ in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of US soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
[Title Character], pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen feeds her a poison apple, but Prince Charming awakens her with a kiss.
Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America.
A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.
Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.
A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about Life...which gives him a rude awakening.
Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.
A young FBI cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.
[Title Character], while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny, eludes him.
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.
In Poland during World War II, Oskar [Title Character] gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who's actually a reporter looking for a story. But then he falls for her...
Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy [Title Character]
The Tramp struggles to help a blind flower girl he has fallen in love with.
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Upon arrival at a mental institution, a brash rebel rallies the patients together to take on the oppressive Nurse Ratched, a woman more a dictator than a nurse.
A TV network cynically exploits a deranged ex-TV anchor's ravings and revelations about the media for their own profit.
In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government.**
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.
The slave [Title Character] leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman empire.
When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.
Deckard, a [Title], has to track down and terminate 4 replicants who hijacked a ship in space and have returned to earth seeking their maker.
Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the 'traditional' American West is disappearing around them.
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors.**
A marshall, personally compelled to face a returning deadly enemy, finds that his own town refuses to help him.

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