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An uncommonly gentle young man, who happens to have scissors for hands, falls in love with a beautiful teenage girl.Edward Scissorhands
When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.Jaws
A cowboy toy is profoundly threatened and jealous when a fancy spaceman supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.Toy Story
Luke Skywalker leaves his home planet, teams up with other rebels, and tries to save Princess Leia from the evil clutches of Darth Vader.Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
In 1985, Doc Brown invents time travel; in 1955, Marty McFly accidentally prevents his parents from meeting, putting his own existence at stake.Back to the Future
Batman, Gordon, and Harvey Dent are forced to deal with the chaos unleashed by an anarchist mastermind known only as the Joker, as he drives each of them to their limits.The Dark Knight
After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels attempt to destroy the Second Death Star, while Luke tries to bring his father back to the Light Side.Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
The cyborg who once tried to kill Sarah Connor must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from an even more powerful and advanced cyborg.Terminator 2: Judgment Day
In a small village in the Shire, a young Hobbit named Frodo has been entrusted an ancient Ring, and now must embark on an epic quest to Mordor to destroy it.The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Frodo and Sam continue on to Mordor in their mission to destroy the One Ring, while their former companions make new allies and launch an assault on Isengard.The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The former fellowship carrying the ring to Mordor prepare for the final battle for Middle Earth, while Frodo and Sam approach Mount Doom ready to destroy the One Ring.The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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.The Godfather Part II
Bruce Wayne has watched his home, Gotham City, turn into a crime infested abyss throughout his entire life, and decides to become the hero Gotham needs.Batman Begins
An archaeologist and adventurer is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.Raiders of the Lost Ark
A group of Earth children help a stranded alien botanist return home.E.T. the Extra Terrestrial
While Luke takes advanced Jedi training from Yoda, his friends are relentlessly pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to recapture Luke.Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and redemption through acts of common decency.The Shawshank Redemption
A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as nighttime taxi driver in a city whose perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge to violently lash out.Taxi Driver
A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal has to say about it.Ferris Bueller's Day Off
New York cop John McClane gives terrorists a dose of their own medicine as they hold hostages in an LA office building.Die Hard
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.The Godfather
In Poland during World War II, a man gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.Schindler's List
The 'Dude', mistaken for a millionaire, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.The Big Lebowski
Recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, who happens to be the wife of his father's business partner, all while falling for Elaine.The Graduate
A family heads to an isolated hotel for winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings.The Shining
Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation for his daughter's attractive friend.American Beauty
Mankind finds a mysterious artificial artifact buried on the moon, and with the intelligent supercomputer HAL 9000, sets off on a quest.2001: A Space Odyssey
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes after his escape from a bizarre incident.Donnie Darko
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.Raging Bull
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.Psycho
In his first mission, James Bond must stop Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorist organizations, from winning a high stakes poker game in Montenegro.Casino Royale
American classic in which a manipulative young woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American South during the Civil War and ReconstructionGone with the Wind
In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government trying to solve society's issues.A Clockwork Orange
A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the other members of the jury that the case is not as obviously clear as it appeared in court.12 Angry Men
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An office employee and a soap salesman build a global organization to help vent male aggression.Fight Club
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.Citizen Kane
Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.Goodfellas
An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
A mousy and abused girl with telekinetic powers gets pushed too far on one special night.Carrie
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.The Matrix
During the on-going 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 to a local tribeApocalypse Now
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help defend themselves.Seven Samurai
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.Pulp Fiction
A couple undergoes a procedure to erase each other from their memories when their relationship turns sour, but through this loss they begin to discover what they had to begin with.Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The world's loudest band is chronicled by hack documentarian Marti DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.This is Spinal Tap
A slave leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman empire.Spartacus
A boat has been destroyed, criminals are dead, and the key to this mystery lies with the only survivor and his twisted, convoluted story beginning with five career crooks.The Usual Suspects
A mining ship, investigating a suspected SOS, lands on a distant planet, when strange and deadly creatures attack.Alien
A neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with a ditsy girl. Annie Hall
LV-426 has been colonized, but contact has been lost. A rescue team with impressive firepower is employed to investigate, but the creatures are back for more. Aliens
After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.Stand by Me
A TV network cynically exploits a deranged ex-TV anchor's ravings and revelations about the media for their own profit.Network
A young couple moves into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, she wonders if it is demonic.Rosemary's Baby
After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Allied POWs plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.The Great Escape
Deckard has to track down and retire 4 replicants who hijacked a ship in space and have returned to earth seeking their maker.Blade Runner
When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.Some Like It Hot
Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II, an American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.Casablanca
A shooting at an all-night diner is investigated by three LA policemen in their own unique ways.L.A. Confidential
Two friends meet while sharing a drive to New York City, and become very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.When Harry Met Sally...
Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.On the Waterfront
After a simple jewel heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.Reservoir Dogs
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.Vertigo
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.North by Northwest
A man tries to rise in his company by letting his executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.The Apartment
A private detective investigating an adultery case stumbles onto a scheme of murder that has something to do with water.Chinatown
A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.Sunset Boulevard
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A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetary.The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Young, rich, and obsessed with death, a young man is changed forever when he meets a lively septuagenarian elderly lady at a funeral.Harold and Maude
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to discover he must find his captor within 5 days.Oldboy
A silent film production company make a difficult transition to sound and music.Singin' in the Rain
Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two men both down on their luck, decide to join a grizzly prospector, Howard, in a search for gold in Tampico, Mexico.The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Epic rumination on a flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during wartime service.Lawrence of Arabia
A Los Angeles crime saga focusing on the lives of two men on opposite sides of the law - one a detective, and the other a thief.Heat
Arriving in Vienna, Holly Martins learns that his friend Harry Lime, who invited him there, recently died in a car accident.The Third Man
Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin wants to achieve success in showbiz by resorting to stalking his idol, a late night talk show host who craves his own privacy.The King of Comedy
The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holds up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.Evil Dead 2
After finding a severed human ear in a field, a young man soon discovers a sinister underworld lying just beneath his idyllic suburban home town.Blue Velvet
An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the 'traditional' American West is disappearing around them.The Wild Bunch
Epic story of a mysterious stranger with a harmonica who joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.Once Upon a Time in the West
A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.Brazil
Final entry in a trilogy of films dealing with contemporary French society concering a model who discovers her neighbor is keen on invading people's privacy.Three Colors: Red
A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to Brooklyn over 30 years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.Once Upon a Time in America
A divorced New Yorker currently dating a high-schooler brings himself to look for love in the mistress of his best friend instead.Manhattan
An epic mosaic of several interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.Magnolia
A harried movie director retreats into his fantasies and memories.8 1/2
A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.The Night of the Hunter
A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.His Girl Friday
An adaptation from James Jones's 1962 autobiographical novel, the story focuses on the conflict at the Guadalcanal during the Second World War.The Thin Red Line
A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.Yojimbo
An old Japanese couple visits their children and grandchildren in the city, but the children have little time for them.Tokyo Story
Journalist and man-about-town Marcello struggles to find his place in the world, torn between the allure of Rome's elite social scene and the stifling homelife his girlfriend givesLa Dolce Vita
A distant and poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heir who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.Kind Hearts and Coronets
An intensely touching story of a misunderstood young adolescent who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.The 400 Blows
Charts the Russuan life of the great icon painter through the turbulent period of Russia's 15th century history.Andrei Rublev
A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.A Matter of Life and Death
Portrays in warm-hearted detail the life and love of the extraordinary General Clive Wynne-Candy, as he developed into the stuffy rotund man that he became.The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
A boy is unwillingly thrust into the atrocities of war in WWII Byelorussia, fighting for a hopelessly unequipped resistance movement against the ruthless German forces.Come and See
A sensitive seven-year-old girl living in a small village in 1940 rural Spain is traumatized after viewing James Whale's 'Frankenstein' and drifts into her own fantasy world.The Spirit of the Beehive

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