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...And Justice for All

Director: Norman Jewison
Writer: Valerie Curtin, Barry Levinson
Actor: Al Pacino, Jack Warden, John Forsythe, Lee Strasberg, Jeffrey Taylor, Christine Lahti, Sam Levene, Robert Christian, Thomas Waites, Larry Bryggman, Craig T. Nelson, Dominique Chianese
Screenplay: PN1997 .A52 1978
Summary: A young lawyer battles not only one-on-one injustice in the courts, but the whole system as well.
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11 Flowers

wo shi yi

Director: Xiaoshuai Wang
Writer: Xiaoshuai Wang, Lao Ni
Actor: Yan Ni, Wang Jinchun, Liu Wenqing, Zhong Guo Liuxing, Zhang Kexuan, Lou Yihao
Summary: A coming-of-age tale set in the final days of China's Cultural Revolution. Eleven-year-old Wang lives with his family in a remote village in Guizhou Province. Life is tough, but they make the most of what little they have. When Wang is selected to lead his school in daily gymnastics, he is told he must wear a clean, new shirt, which forces his family to make a great sacrifice. Soon after, Wang has an encounter with a wounded, desperate man on the run. In no time their fates are intertwined.
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12 Angry Men

Director: Sidney Lumet
Writer: Reginald Rose
Actor: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley, E.G. Marshall, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Jack Klugman, Edward Binns, Joseph Sweeney, George Voskovec, Robert Webber
Screenplay: PN1997.A1 G18
Summary: Tempers rise as a jury of middle-aged men find themselves unable to sway a single member of their group to the majority opinion. Confronted with a seemingly clear-cut case, bolstered by opinions and assumptions, but with no verdict in sight the group threatens to become deadlocked. Will the 12th juror, stubbornly convinced of a young defendent's innocence, be able to sway the entire group to his viewpoint, or will the group ultimately force the holdout to forego his concerns, potentially ignoring truth in a rush to judgment?
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12 Years a Slave

Director: Steve McQueen
Writer: John Ridley
Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Giamatti, Scoot McNairy, Lupita Nyong'o, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Michael Kenneth Williams, Alfre Woodard, Chris Chalk, Taran Killam, Bill Camp
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .T845 2012
Summary: Based on the true story of Solomon Northup. It is 1841, and Northup, an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps and must find the strength within to survive. Filled with powerful performances by an astonishing cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave is both an unflinching account of slavery in American history and a celebration of the indomitable power of hope.
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127 Hours

Director: Danny Boyle
Writer: Simon Beaufoy, Danny Boyle
Actor: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Claemence Poaesy, Kate Burton, Lizzy Caplan, Treat Williams
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .O54 2010
Summary: ... the powerfully uplifting true story of one man's struggle to survive against mountainous odds. Aron Ralston (James Franco) has a passion for all things outdoors. But when a falling boulder traps him in a remote Utah canyon, a thrill-seeker's adventure becomes the challenge of a lifetime. Over the next five days, Ralston embarks on a remarkable personal journey in which he relies on the memories of family and friends--as well as his own courage and ingenuity--to turn adversity into triumph!.
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Director: Peter H. Hunt
Writer: Peter Stone
Actor: Starring William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden, John Cullum, Roy Poole, David Ford, Ron Holgate, Ray Middleton, William Hansen, Blythe Danner, Virginia Vestoff, Emory Bass, Howard Caine, William Duell, Ralston Hill, Patrick Hines, Daniel Keyes, Leo Leydon, Joanthan Moore, John Myhers, Stephen Nathan, James Noble, Rex Robbins, Charles Rule
Summary: 1776 is a musical celebration of the founding of The United States of America. The story centers around familiar historical characters as they organize a movement for independence from Mother England. All events lead up to that most significant date, July 4, 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed.
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Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Writer: Franco Arcalli, Bernardo Bertolucci, Giuseppe Bertolucci
Actor: Robert De Niro, Gerard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Stefania Sandrelli, Donald Sutherland, Burt Lancaster
Summary: Two boys are born in Parma, Italy on the day of composer Giuseppe Verdi's death in 1901. Alfredo Berlinghieri is the son of a wealthy landowner and Olmo Dalco is the son of a poverty-stricken peasant who becomes a communist and labor organizer. Though the boys are childhood friends, they increasingly come into conflict as adults as Alfredo panders to the increasingly powerful fascists while Olmo fights relentlessly against Mussolini's followers.
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2001: A Space Odyssey

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writer: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke
Actor: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter
Screenplay: PN1997 .T96 1965
Summary: A science fiction film which moves from the pre-historic birth of intelligence toward the emergence of man as pure thought somewhere in the future.
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2010: The Year We Make Contact

Director: Peter Hyams
Writer: Peter Hyams
Actor: Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban, Keir Dullea, Douglas Rain, Madolyn Smith, Dana Elcar, Taliesin Jaffe, James McEachin
Screenplay: PN1997 .T98
Summary: While planet Earth poses on the brink of disaster, a team of Russian and American scientists hurtle to a rendezvous with the abandoned Discovery spacecraft and its sole known survivor, the homicidal computer HAL.
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21 Hours at Munich

Director: William A. Graham
Writer: Edward Hume, Howard Fast
Actor: William Holden, Shirley Knight, Franco Nero, Anthony Quale, Noel Willman
Summary: Chilling account of events that shocked the world at the twentieth Olympics in Munich, West Germany, when a group of terrorists killed two Israeli team members and took nine others hostage.
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24 Hour Party People

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Writer: Frank Cottrell Boyce
Actor: Steve Coogan, Keith Allen, Rob Brydon, Enzo Gilenti, Ron Cook, Chris Coghill, Paddy Considine, Danny Cunningham, Dave Gorman, Sean Harris
Summary: Follow the rise, fall and rise again of promoter Tony Wilson and the wild rave culture he brought to England and the rest of the world. Pulsates with the rhythmic energy from the post punk movement through the evolution of rave music.
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The 3 Penny Opera

3 Groschenoper

Director: G.W. Pabst
Writer: Leo Lania, Ladislaus Vajda, Bela Balazs
Actor: Lotte Lenya, Rudolph Forster, Carola Neher, Reinhold Schunzel, Fritz Rasp, Valeska Gert, Hermann Thimig, Ernst Busch, Vladimir Sokoloff
Summary: Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The threepenny opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities. With a palpable evocation of corruption and dread, set to Weill's irresistible score, The threepenny opera remains a benchmark of early sound cinema.
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3 Women

Director: Robert Altman
Writer: Robert Altman
Actor: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule, Robert Fortier, Ruth Nelson, John Cromwell, Sierra Pecheur, Craig Richard Nelson, Maysie Hoy
Summary: In a dusty, under-populated California resort town, Pinky Rose, a naive and impressionable Southern waif begins her life as a nursing home attendent. There, Pinky finds her role model in fellow nurse Millie, a misguided would-be sophisticate and hopeless devotee of sophisticated ladies magazines. But Pinky's hero-worship evolves into something far stranger and more sinister than could be imagined.
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47 Samurai

Chushingura: Hana no Maki, Yuki no Maki

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
Writer: Toshio Yasumi
Actor: Koshiro Matsumoto, Yuzo Kayama, Yoko Tsukasa, Chusha Ichikawa, Toshiro Mifune
Summary: Their lord having been tricked into committing suicide by a corrupt elder court official, a group of 47 samurai who have been forced to become ronin nurse their anger and outrage, each becoming the personification of the samurai spirit, until the time is right to avenge their dead lord's honor.
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Director: Ruth Ann Baldwin
Writer: Ruth Ann Baldwin
Actor: Joseph Girard, Leo Pierson, William J. Dyer, George Raroe, Donna Drew, Jean Hersholt
Summary: A charming and suspenseful western parody about a millionaire who hires a wild west theatrical troupe to relive his past as a miner forty niner.
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49th Parallel

Director: Michael Powell
Writer: Emeric Pressburger
Actor: Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Raymond Massey, Anton Walbrook, Eric Portman, Richard George, Raymond Lovell, Niall MacGinnis, Peter Moore, John Chandos, Basil Appleby, Finlay Currie, Ley On, Glynis Johns, Charles Victor, Frederick Piper, Tawera Moana, Eric Clavering, Charles Rolfe, Theodore Salt, O
Summary: As the voice over proclaims, the 49th parallel is the only undefended frontier in the world. The parallel is the goal of a small group of Nazi's, survivors of a U-boat that has been spotted and sunk in Hudson Bay, deep in Canadian waters. The United States is not yet at war with Germany, and if Corporal Hirth and his six crew members can reach it, they can be repatriated to Germany with no fuss. But their trek across Canada becomes a fierce struggle to survive, as they encounter and are opposed in turn by Johnnie the trapper, a small Hutterite community, a Canadian intellectual, and a Canadian soldier gone AWOL.
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5 Centimeters Per Second

Director: Makoto Shinkai
Writer: Makoto Shinkai
Actor: Kenji Mizuhashi, Yoshimi Kondou, Satomi Hanamura
Summary: Witness the story of Takaki, a young man on a journey from Tokyo to reunite with his childhood best friend, Akari. Feel his emotions superimposed on the gorgeous, heavily researched and impressively animated backdrops of Japan, as he travels by train to see her. Join Takaki on a voyage into three interconnected tales of love and lost innocence that span the minutes and months of their lives.
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8 1/2

Director: Federico Fellini
Writer: Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Brunello Rondi
Actor: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimee, Sandra Milo, Rossella Falk, Barbara Steele
Summary: Fellini's autobiographical film about a famous film director who loses his inspiration in the midst of making a film.
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84 Charing Cross Road

Director: David Jones
Writer: Hugh Whitemore
Actor: Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench, Jean DeBaer, Maurice Denham, Eleanor David, Mercedes Ruehl, Daniel Gerroll, Wendy Morgan, Ian McNeice
Screenplay: PN1997 .E387 1985
Summary: Helene Hanff is a New Yorker who loves books but cannot afford expensive ones. When she sees an ad in the Saturday Review for a London bookstore, she sends them her want list and is soon delighted to receive a package of used books - good readable editions, cheap.
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9 1/2 Weeks

Director: Adrian Lyne
Writer: Patricia Knop, Zalman King, Sarah Kernoc
Actor: Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Margaret Whitton, David Margulies, Christine Baranski, Karen Young
Summary: 9 1/2 weeks is the length of the affair between two people that centers around a serious game of sexual dominance.
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About a Boy

Director: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Writer: Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Actor: Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Isabel Brook, Sharon Small, Victoria Smurfit, Nicholas Hoult
Screenplay: PN1997.A26 H43 2002
Summary: Will is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is to avoid any kind of responsibility. So he decides to invent an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms. Will gets a lesson about life from a bright but hopelessly geeky 12-year-old named Marcus. Now, as Will struggles to teach Marcus the art of being cool, Marcus teaches Will that you are never too cool to grow up.
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Ace in the Hole

Director: Billy Wilder
Writer: Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman
Actor: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Bob Arthur, Porter Hall, Frank Cady, Richard Benedict, Ray Teal, Frank Jaquet
Screenplay: PN1997 .A278 1950
Summary: An early look at the impact of mass media in the public arena, featuring the story of a cynical and manipulative journalist.
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Adventure in Sahara

Director: D. Ross Lederman
Writer: Maxwell Shane
Actor: Paul Kelly, C. Henry Gordon, Lorna Gray, Robert Fiske, Marc Lawrence, Dick Curtis, Stanley Brown, Al Bridge, Ray Bennett, Charles R. Moore
Summary: The cruel commander (C. Henry Gordon) of a French Foreign Legion outpost drives his men to mutiny.
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Director: Michael Curtiz
Writer: James Lee
Actor: Tony Randall, Patty McCormack, Neville Brand, Mickey Shaughnessy, Judy Canova, Andy Devine, Sherry Jackson, Buster Keaton, Finlay Currie, Parley Baer, Josephine Hutchinson, John Carradine, Royal Dano, Sterling Holloway, Dolores Hawkins, Dean Stanton, Archie Moore
Summary: Mark Twain's boy hero rafts down the Mississippi river with slave Jim and meets a bogus king and duke.
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Director: Alfred Werker
Writer: Edwin Blum, William Drake
Actor: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, George Zucco, Ida Lupino, Alan Marshall, E.E. Clive, Terry Kilburn, Henry Stephenson
Summary: Professor Moriarty has at long last been brought to trial for murder, but is acquitted after the court finds a lack of sufficient evidence. Moriarty wastes no time in plotting his next crime, but he must first divert the attention of the Great Detective.
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Director: Paul Schrader
Writer: Paul Schrader
Actor: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, Willem Dafoe, Mary Beth Hurt, Jim True
Screenplay: PN1997 .A31162 1994a, Emerson EBooks
Summary: When events shatter the quiet of his small town, Wade Whitehouse, with the aid of his new girlfriend, is forced to confront his past and reexamine his life.
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The African Queen

Director: John Huston
Writer: John Huston, James Agee
Actor: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Theodore Bikel, Peter Bull, Walter Gotell, Peter Swanwick, Richard Marner
Screenplay: PN1997 .A31163
Summary: At the start of World War I, German imperial troops burn down a mission in Africa. The mission's reverend was so overtaken with disappointment that he passes away. Shortly after his well-educated, snooty sister Rose buries her brother, she must leave on the only available transport, the 'African Queen' steamboat. The boat is manned by the ill-mannered bachelor, Charlie. Together they embark on a long difficult journey, without any comfort. Rose grows determined to assist in the British war effort and presses Charlie until he finally agrees and together they steam up the Ulana encountering an enemy fort, raging rapids, bloodthirsty parasites and an endlessly branching stream which always seems to lead them to what appear to be impenetrable swamps. Despite their opposing personalities, the two grow closer to each other and ultimately carry out their plan to take out a German warship.
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Alexander the Great

Director: Robert Rossen
Writer: Robert Rossen
Actor: Richard Burton, Fredric March, Claire Bloom, Danielle Darrieux, Barry Jones, Harry Andrews, Stanley Baker, Niall MacGinnis, Peter Cushing, Michael Hordern
Summary: The story of Alexander the Great, Greek hero and world-conqueror. Alexander is a man torn by conflict between his teacher, Aristotle, his warrior father and his own ambition.
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Director: Lewis Gilbert
Writer: Bill Naughton
Actor: Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Julia Foster, Jane Asher, Shirley Anne Field, Vivien Merchant, Eleanor Bron
Screenplay: PN1997 .A315 1965
Summary: A young man in 1960s London is a shallow womanizer trying to figure out what life is all about.
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Director: John Cromwell
Writer: John Howard Lawson
Actor: Charles Boyer, Hedy Lamarr, Sigrid Gurie, Joseph Calleia, Alan Hale
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: Charles Boyer plays Pepe le Moko, a notorious thief hiding out in the Casbah, who falls in love with a wealthy tourist, played by Heddy Lamarr.
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Ali Zaoua

Director: Nabil Ayouch
Writer: Nabil Ayouch, Nathalie Saugeon
Actor: Mounim Kbab, Mustapha Hansali, Hicham Moussoune, Abdelhak Zhayra, Said Taghmaoui, Amal Ayouch, Mohammed Majd, Hicham Ibrahimi, Khalil Essadi, Abdessamad Tourab Seddem
Summary: Ali, Kwita, Omar and Boubker are a group of street urchins living in the hard streets of Casablanca. Their everyday lives are filled with violence, begging, and indifference. In order to survive, they create a bond of friendship and family between them. The bond is cut short when Ali is senselessly killed at the beginning of the film; his life taken by a single act of a rival gang. Ali's friends decide not to report his death to the police, but rather to bury him 'like a prince'. Ali Zaoua captures the power of dreams and presence of hope in the harshest of circumstances.
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Alice Adams

Director: George Stevens
Writer: Dorothy Yost, Mortimer Offner, Jane Murfin
Actor: Katharine Hepburn, Fred MacMurray, Fred Stone, Evelyn Venable, Hattie McDaniel
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: Social climber Alice tries to push her clodhopper family to the background and assumes airs to win the love of an amiable, wealthy young man.
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Alice (1990)

Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Actor: Alec Baldwin, Blythe Danner, Judy Davis, Mia Farrow, William Hurt, Keye Luke, Joe Mantegna, Bernadette Peters, Cybill Shepherd, Gwen Verdon
Summary: Comedy about a rich and spoiled New York housewife in a bad marriage. She dreams of having an affair with a musician she met at her children's school. An acupuncturist she visits in Chinatown gives her mysterious potions that break down her inhibitions, make her invisible and let her see tender moments with loved ones from her past.
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All About Dad

Director: Mark Tran
Writer: Mark Tran
Actor: David Huynh, Chi Pham, Yen Ly, Minh Do, Hunter Vo, Nanrisa Lee, Yvonne Truong, Steven Cloyes, Eric Callero
Summary: Mr. Do (Chi Pham) has raised his kids to be good Catholics and to live up to his unrealistic expectations. His son Ty (David Huynh) is abandoning pre-med to chase a less practical dream, while Linh (Yvonne Truong) is keeping her fiance's Buddhist background a secret. However, they aren't the only kids with secrets in the Do family. It's time Dad faces the truth that his kids have grown up.
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All About My Mother

Todo sobre mi madre

Director: Pedro Almodovar
Writer: Pedro Almodovar
Actor: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Pena, Antonia San Juan, Penelope Cruz, Toni Canto, Eloy Azorin
Summary: Manuela leaves Madrid for Barcelona shortly after she witnesses her son's accidental death. Once there, she reunites with an old friend, a pre-op transsexual prostitute, and forms a fast but enduring friendship with a pregnant nun.
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All I Wanna Do

Director: Sarah Kernochan
Writer: Sarah Kernochan
Actor: Kirsten Dunst, Gaby Hoffmann, Lynn Redgrave, Rachael Leigh Cook, Thomas Guiry, Vincent Kartheiser, Monica Keena, Matthew Lawrence, Heather Matarazzo, Merritt Wever
Summary: When word leaks out that an all-girls school is about to merge with an all-boys academy, some of the students strike back, devising a hilarious scheme to sabotage the plan.
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All or Nothing

Director: Mike Leigh
Writer: Mike Leigh
Actor: Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Alison Garland, James Corden, Ruth Sheen, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson, Sam Kelly, Kathryn Hunter
Summary: In a crowded South London apartment building, Penny, a working mom, struggles to keep her wayward daughter, her lazy son and her disillustioned partner on the right path.
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All Quiet on the Western Front

Director: Lewis Milestone
Writer: George Abbott
Actor: Louis Wolheim, Lewis Ayres, John Wray, Slim Summerville, William Bakewell, Arnold Lucy, Ben Alexander, Scott Kolk, Owen Davis, Walter Browne Rogers
Screenplay: PN1997.A1 B36 1986
Summary: A group of young World War I German recruits pass from idealism to disillusionment with war.
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All That Heaven Allows

Director: Douglas Sirk
Writer: Peg Fenwick
Actor: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson
Summary: Cary Scott, an attractive and wealthy New England widow, creates a social outcry in her community and within her family when she becomes romantically involved with Ron Kirby, her much younger gardener.
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All the King's Men

Director: Steven Zaillian
Writer: Steven Zaillian
Actor: Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Patricia Clarkson, Kathy Baker, Jackie Earle Haley, Anthony Hopkins
Summary: Willie Stark is an uncorrupted small-town mayor in 1950s Louisiana. He gets picked by the political machine to run as a wild card candidate in the upcoming gubernatorial race. But, when Willie realizes that he is being manipulated, he veers off on his own to become the darling of the electorate's downtrodden and forgotten hicks. Covering the campaign for a local paper is Jack Burden, whose editorial pieces become so admiring of Willie that he's fired. But, when Stark wins, Burden hires onto the new governor's team as a personal aide. Once in office, Governor Stark antagonizes the state legislature, the oil companies, and the moneyed classes with his share-the-wealth promises to the sweaty masses. Legislators become so outraged that they start serious impeachment talk, a move supported by the admired and retired Judge Irwin, who also happens to be Jack's godfather.
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All the President's Men

Director: Alan J. Pakula
Writer: William Goldman
Actor: Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, Hal Holbrook, Jason Robards
Screenplay: PN1997 .A32 1975
Summary: True story of the Watergate break-in that led to the political scandal of the decade.
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Altered States

Director: Ken Russell
Writer: Sidney Aaron
Actor: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks, PN1997 .A33 1979
Summary: The incredible terrifying tale of a research scientist experimenting with altered states of consciousness, and the horrors he finds in secret landscapes of the mind.
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Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Jerry Belson
Actor: Holly Hunter, Richard Dreyfuss, John Goodman, Brad Johnson, Audrey Hepburn
Screenplay: PN1997 .A4477 1989
Summary: A legendary pilot with a passion for daredevil fighting sacrifices himself to save his best friend and then help his lover move on with her life.
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Director: Milos Forman
Writer: Peter Shaffer
Actor: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow, Roy Dotrice, Christine Ebersole, Jeffrey Jones
Screenplay: PN1997 .A3419 1982a
Summary: Adapted from Shaffer's play, the film presents the life of Antonio Salieri, a mediocre 18th century Viennese composer obsessed with and jealous of the musical genius of the age, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
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The American

Director: Anton Corbijn
Writer: Rowan Joffe
Actor: George Clooney, Irina Bjorklund, Violante Placido, Thekla Reuten, Paolo Bonacelli, Johan Leysen
Summary: After a job ends more violently than expected, Jack retreats to the Italian countryside and accepts one last assignment to construct a deadly weapon for a mysterious contact. But when he pursues a relationship with a beautiful local woman, he may be tempting fate by stepping out of the shadows. Jack soon finds himself in an escalating battle to escape from his secretive past.
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American Beauty

Director: Sam Mendes
Writer: Alan Ball
Actor: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Peter Gallagher, Chris Cooper, Allison Janney, Scott Bakula, Sam Robards
Screenplay: PN1997 .A3425 1999
Summary: An emotionally and spiritually comatose suburban man decides 'to hell with it all' and reverts to living as he did when he was happiest--as a carefree teenager. His desperately uptight wife and sullen daughter can only look on as he quits his corporate job to become a burger flipper, starts getting high with a strange new neighbor (whose parents are even stranger) and lusts after a pouty blonde teenager--his daughter's best friend.
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American Gangster

Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: Steven Zaillian
Actor: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal, Ted Levine, Roger Guenveur Smith, John Hawkes, RZA
Summary: Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in Harlem. He does so by buying heroin directly from a source in South East Asia, and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. As a result, his product is superior to what is currently available on the street and his prices are lower. His alliance with the New York Mafia ensures his position. Richie Roberts is a dedicated and honest policeman who heads up a joint narcotics task force with the Federal government and is determined to bring down Lucas' drug empire. Based on a true story.
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American Graffiti

Director: George Lucas
Writer: George Lucas, Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck
Actor: Richard Dreyfuss, Ronny Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charlie Martin Smith, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips, Harrison Ford, Cindy Williams, Wolfman Jack
Screenplay: PN1997 .A3429 1972
Summary: Four teenagers come of age in 1962 on the last summer night before they go off to college, jobs, or the army.
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American Pastime

Director: Desmond Nakano
Writer: Desmond Nakano
Actor: Gary Cole, Leonardo Nam, Aaron Yoo, Masatoshi Nakamura, Judy Ongg, Sarah Drew
Summary: Faced with a country that doubted their loyalty following Pearl Harbor, uprooted and sent to relocation camps, Japanese-American families turned to baseball as a way to stand up for themselves.
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American Psycho

Director: Mary Harron
Writer: Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner
Actor: Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas, Samantha Mathis, Matt Ross, Bill Sage, Chloe Sevigny, Cara Seymour, Justin Theroux, Guinevere Turner, Reese Witherspoon
Summary: A young, handsome man with a Harvard education and success on Wall Street has terrible urges that take him in pursuit of women, greed, and murder.
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The American Soldier

Der amerikanische Soldat

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Writer: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Actor: Karl Scheydt, Elga Sorbas, Jan George, Margarethe Von Trotta
Summary: Fassbinder's homage to American gangster movies. Ricky, i professional killer, is hired by 3 Munich policemen upon his return to Germany from America. He visits family, meets up with friends, and drops by old haunts, all the while carrying out his kills without hesitation of emotion. Upon completion of all his assignments, Ricky finds himself in a shoo-out with the cops who hired him.
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Director: Michael Haneke
Writer: Michael Haneke
Actor: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, William Shimell, Ramon Agirre, Rita Blanco
Summary: A touching tale of a loving couple whose unbreakable bonds of marriage are tested by life's greatest challenge.
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Anatomy of a Murder

Director: Otto Preminger
Writer: Wendell Mayes
Actor: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell, Eve Arden, Kathryn Grant, George C. Scott, Joseph N
Screenplay: PN1997 .A5 1959
Summary: Emotions flare as a jealous Army lieutenant pleads innocent to murdering the rapist of his seductive, beautiful wife.
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The Andersonville Trial

Director: George C. Scott
Writer: Saul Levitt
Actor: William Shatner, Martin Sheen, John Anderson, Richard Basehart, Michael Burns, Jack Cassidy, Buddy Ebsen, Cameron Mitchell, Albert Salmi, Harry Townes
Summary: Explores the moral dilemma of responsibility for the prison camp in Andersonville, Ga., where 14,000 Union soldiers lost their lives during the Civil War.
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Andromeda Strain

Director: Robert Wise
Writer: Nelson Gidding
Actor: Arthur Hill, David Wayne, James Olson, Kate Reid
Screenplay: PN1997 .A526 1971
Summary: A remote village in New Mexico is contaminated by a crashed satellite. Scientists fight the clock trying to analyze the lethal organism and discover a solution.
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Angels in America (Part 1)

Director: Mike Nichols
Writer: Tony Kushner
Actor: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justine Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Patrick Wilson, Brian Markinson, James Cromwell
Summary: Set in 1985. Revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Roy Cohn, personifies all the hypocrisy, delusion and callousness of the official response to the plague. Nothing shakes Roy's lack of empathy: even on his death bed, he's fighting with his gay nurse and taunting the woman he helped put to death, Ethel Rosenberg. The other patient is Prior Walter, who is visited by an angel and deserted by his self-pitying lover, Louis. Louis moves on to a relationship with Joe Pitt, a Mormon lawyer whose closeted homosexuality drives his wife to delusions and brings his mother to New York.
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Angels in America (Part 2)

Director: Mike Nichols
Writer: Tony Kushner
Actor: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justine Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Patrick Wilson, Brian Markinson, James Cromwell
Summary: Set in 1985. Revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Roy Cohn, personifies all the hypocrisy, delusion and callousness of the official response to the plague. Nothing shakes Roy's lack of empathy: even on his death bed, he's fighting with his gay nurse and taunting the woman he helped put to death, Ethel Rosenberg. The other patient is Prior Walter, who is visited by an angel and deserted by his self-pitying lover, Louis. Louis moves on to a relationship with Joe Pitt, a Mormon lawyer whose closeted homosexuality drives his wife to delusions and brings his mother to New York.
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Angels in America (The-Complete-Series)

Director: Mike Nichols
Writer: Tony Kushner
Actor: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justine Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Patrick Wilson, Brian Markinson, James Cromwell
Summary: Set in 1985. Revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Roy Cohn, personifies all the hypocrisy, delusion and callousness of the official response to the plague. Nothing shakes Roy's lack of empathy: even on his death bed, he's fighting with his gay nurse and taunting the woman he helped put to death, Ethel Rosenberg. The other patient is Prior Walter, who is visited by an angel and deserted by his self-pitying lover, Louis. Louis moves on to a relationship with Joe Pitt, a Mormon lawyer whose closeted homosexuality drives his wife to delusions and brings his mother to New York.
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Angels over Broadway

Director: Ben Hecht, Lee Garmes
Writer: Ben Hecht
Actor: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Rita Hayworth, Thomas Mitchell
Summary: A would-be gangster and an out-of-luck dancer decide to swindle a man they believe to be rich. He is actually on the verge of suicide after having stolen three thousand dollars which he is unable to return. In a surprise development, the pair and a has-been playwright develop a dangerous scheme to help the man win the money he needs in a crooked card game.
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Angels with Dirty Faces

Director: Michael Curtiz
Writer: John Wexley, Warren Duff
Actor: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, George Bancroft
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks, PN1997 .A537 1938
Summary: Two childhood friends grow up and go their separate ways--one a criminal and the other a parish priest. Rocky Sullivan returns to his old neighborhood to find his lawless life style idolized by the young hoodlums there. Jerry Connelly, the parish priest sees his hard work turn unavailing because of Rocky's corruptive influence.
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Animal Farm

Director: John Halas, Joy Batchelor
Writer: Joy Batchelor, John Halas, Borden Mace, Philip Stapp, Lothar Wolff
Actor: Gordon Heath, Maurice Denham
Summary: A group of farm animals successfully revolt against their cruel human owner, only to be enslaved anew by the unscrupulous pig Napoleon, whose slogan is 'all animals are equal but some animals more equal than others.'
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Animal Kingdom

Director: David Michod
Writer: David Michod
Actor: Ben Mendelsohn, Guy Pearce, James Frecheville, Joel Edgerton, Luke Ford, Jacki Weaver, Sullivan Stapleton
Summary: Seventeen year-old J is in the process of becoming initiated into a gang of armed robbers, known as the Cody brothers. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world, but soon discovers that the entire situation is far larger and more menacing than he could ever imagine. Meanwhile, senior police officer Nathan Leckie recognizes that J's youth and inexperience may prove to be the key to finally conquering the Codys, and hopes to lure him into the fold after the death of a partner.
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Anna Boleyn

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Writer: Hanns Kraly, Norbert Falk
Actor: Henny Porten, Emil Jannings, Paul Hartmann, Aud Egede Nissen
Summary: The tragic story of the second wife of England's Henry VIII.
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Anna Karenina (1948)

Director: Julian Duvivier
Writer: Jean Anouilh, Guy Morgan, Julian Duvivier
Actor: Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore, Sally Ann Howes, Hugh Dempster
Summary: Story of passion and family conflict set in 19th century upper-class Russia in which the wife of an aristocrat falls in love with a dashing calvary officer.
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Anna Karenina (1965)

Director: Rudolph Cartier
Writer: Donald Bull
Actor: Clair Bloom, Sean Connery
Summary: Anna Karenina is the young wife of Alexis Karenin, a Russian diplomat. She is on a mission of mercy to help her brother patch things up with his wife after an injudicious affair. While helping her brother, Anna meets the dashing officer, Count Alexis Vronsky. Anna is soon swept off her feet by Vronsky and begins an affair of her own. When Karenin finds out, he offers to forgive Anna is she will leave Vronsky. She refuses. It is a decision that will have tragic consequences.
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Anna Karenina (2012)

Director: Joe Wright
Writer: Tom Stoppard
Actor: Keira Knightley, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Matthew Macfadyen, Jude Law, Kelly MacDonald
Summary: Set in late 19th century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
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Anne of the Thousand Days

Director: Charles Jarrott
Writer: Bridget Boland, John Hale, Richard Sokolove
Actor: Richard Burton, Genevieve Bujold, Iren Papas, Anthony Quayle
Summary: Follow King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in one of history's most famous tragic love affairs in the Academy Award winning materpiece starring Richard Burton and Genevieve Bujold.
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Director: Roland Emmerich
Writer: John Orloff
Actor: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Edward Hogg, Rafe Spall, Sebastian Armesto, Xavier Samuel, Derek Jacobi
Summary: Was Shakespeare a fraud? Who really wrote about cloak-and-dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles hungry for the power of the throne? Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, intrigue and suspense advance the theory that it was really Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays.
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Another Happy Day

Director: Sam Levinson
Writer: Sam Levinson
Actor: Demi Moore, Diana Scarwid, Ellen Barkin, Ellen Burstyn, Ezra Miller, George Kennedy, Kate Bosworth, Michael Nardelli, Thomas Haden Church
Summary: Lynn and her three youngest children attend the wedding of her estranged eldest son at her parents' Annapolis estate. Though she is hoping for a joyful reunion, her attempts at reconciliation veer quickly off-course when she is hurled into the center of touchy family dynamics.
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Another Woman

Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Actor: Philip Bosco, Betty Buckley, Blythe Danner, Sandy Dennis, Mia Farrow, Gene Hackman, Ian Holm, John Houseman, Martha Plimpton, Gena Rowlands, David Ogden Stiers, Harris Yulin
Summary: When a distinguished philosophy professor turns 50, she feels compelled to take emotional stock of her life. But the deeper she digs the more her life seems to unravel, until she realizes that her search for truth is a personal odyssey of self-examination, discovery and acceptance.
Review: Woody Allen reimagines Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries, moving it all the way to Manhattan, and even borrowing Bergman’s favorite cinematographer, Sven Nykvist, in the process. Gena Rowlands plays an affluent, successful writer who slowly begins to realize the cold, unemotional reality of her existence.
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Apocalypse Now Redux

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writer: John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola
Actor: Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Frederic Forrest, Albert Hall, Sam Bottoms, Laurence Fishburne, Dennis Hopper, G.D. Spradlin, Harrison Ford, Colleen Camp, Cynthia Wood, Christian Marquand, Aurore Clement
Screenplay: PN1997 .A66 1969
Summary: A United States Army officer/trained assassin is sent into the depths of a southeast Asian jungle to seek out a renegade colonel and terminate his command during the Vietnam War.
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Director: Mel Gibson
Writer: Mel Gibson, Farhad Safina
Actor: Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernandez, Jonathan Brewer, Morris Birdyellowhead, Carlos Emilio Baez, Ramirez Amilcar, Israel Contreras, Israel Rios, Maria Isabel Diaz, Espiridion Acosta Cache, Mayra Serbulo, Iazua Larios, Lorena Hernandez, Itandehui Gutierrez, Sayuri Gutierrez
Summary: As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw is a young man who is captured for sacrifice, but flees to avoid his fate. He is taken on a perilous journey to a world that is ruled by fear and oppression, where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.
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Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Writer: Garrett Fort, Beth Brown
Actor: Helen Morgan, Joan Peers, Fuller Mellish, Jack Cameron, Henry Wadsworth
Summary: A backstage musical that tells the story of Kitty Darling, a fading burlesque star who tries to save her convent-educated daughter April from following in Mom's footsteps.
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Director: Ben Affleck
Writer: Chris Terrio
Actor: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Kerry Bishe, Kyle Chandler, Chris Messina.
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .A74 2010
Summary: On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants storm the American embassy in Tehran and capture dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal. There's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escape and a mid-level CIA agent named Antonio Mendez devises an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them.
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Arizona Dream

Director: Emir Kusturica
Writer: David Atkins, Emir Kusturica
Actor: Johnny Depp, Jerry Lewis, Faye Dunaway, Lili Taylor, Vincent Gallo, Paulina Porizkova
Summary: Newly arrived in small-town Arizona from New York city, Axel plans to stay only long enough to be best man at his uncle's wedding, but he soon discovers that desert life has its charms - including an attractive older woman and her intriguing daughter.
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Army of Shadows

L'armee des ombres

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Writer: Jean-Pierre Melville
Actor: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Simone Signoret, Claude Mann, Paul Crauchet, Christian Barbier, Serge Reggiani, Andre Dewavrin, Alain Dekok, Alain Mottet, Alain Libolt, Jean-Marie Robain, Albert Michel, Denis Sadier, Georges Sellier, Marco Perrin, Hubert de Lapparent, Colin Mann, Anthony Stuart, Michel Fretault
Summary: L'Armee des Ombres is a stark and unvarnished story about Resistance fighters in Vichy France in 1942-43 when the French leadership allowed the Nazis to occupy the country. The members of this army are cold, hungry, desperate men and women, with false names and no addresses, who can be betrayed in an instant by a traitor or an accident. They know they will probably die. A meditation on the nature of resistance and the price of courage, these heroes can save their own country only by cutting themselves apart from it. Entangled in the political turmoil engulfing France in the wake of May '68--as a result received poorly there--the film was not distributed in the US until 2006.
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The Arrangement

Director: Elia Kazan
Writer: Elia Kazan
Actor: Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway, Deborah Kerr, Richard Boone, Hume Cronyn
Summary: A successful ad man attempts to re-evaluate his life situation.
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The Artist

Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Writer: Michel Hazanavicius
Actor: Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, Malcolm McDowell, Missi Pyle, Beth Grant, Joel Murray, John Goodman
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .A78 2010
Summary: In 1927, George Valentin is a silent movie superstar. However, the advent of the talkies will kill his career and he will sink into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller, it seems the sky's the limit as major movie stardom awaits. Though their careers are taking different paths their destinies will become entwined.
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The Assassination of Richard Nixon

Director: Niels Mueller
Writer: Kevin Kennedy, Niels Mueller
Actor: Sean Penn, Don Cheadle, Naomi Watts, Jack Thompson, Brad Hanke, Michael Wincott, Mykelti Williamson, April Grace, Lily Knight, Jared Dorrance
Summary: Based on real-life events. Set in 1974 and centers on a businessman who takes extreme measures to achieve his American dream.
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The Assassination of Trotsky

Director: Joseph Losey
Writer: Nicholas Mosley
Actor: Alain Delon, Richard Burton, Romy Schneider, Valentina Cortese
Summary: Chiefly historical account of the assassination of Leon Trotsky in Mexico.
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At Close Range

Director: James Foley
Writer: Nicholas Kazan
Actor: Sean Penn, Christopher Walken, Mary Stuart Masterson, Crispin Glover, Tracey Walter, Christopher Penn
Summary: A juvenile delinquent knows about petty theft, but he wants to steal big money. He looks to his father, a big-time thief, for guidance. Then he witnesses his father committing a murder and realizes he is in over his head.
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Director: Joe Wright
Writer: Christopher Hampton
Actor: James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Romola Garai, Saoirse Ronan, Vanessa Redgrave, Brenda Blethyn, Juno Temple, Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Kennedy, Harriet Walter, Peter Wight, Daniel Mays, Nonso Anozie, Gina McKee, Jeremie Renier, Michelle Duncan
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .A86 H36 2007
Summary: In 1935, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony's vivid imagination. Robbie Turner, the educated son of the family's housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony's headstrong older sister Cecilia. He hopes that Cecilia has comparable feelings. All it will take is one spark for this relationship to combust. When it does, Briony - who has a crush on Robbie - is compelled to interfere. She goes so far as to accuse Robbie of a crime he did not commit. Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but, ultimately, he is arrested. Briony bears false witness and the course of three lives is changed forever. As Briony grow older, she continues to seek forgiveness for her childhood misdeed. Through a terrible and courageous act of imagination, she finds the path to her uncertain atonement, and to an understanding of the power of enduring love.
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Au revoir les enfants

Director: Louis Malle
Writer: Louis Malle
Actor: Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejto, Francois Negret, Philippe Morier-Genoud
Screenplay: PN1997 .A913 1988
Summary: As World War II rages on, two students at a boarding school form an unlikely friendship. Although the boys begin as adversaries, they find common ground, especially when it becomes clear that one is merely trying to survive the tyranny of the Nazis.
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Audrey Rose

Director: Robert Wise
Writer: Frank De Felitta
Actor: Marsha Mason, Anthony Hopkins, John Beck, Susan Swift
Summary: The parents watch horrified and helpless as their 11-year-old child, Ivy, is repeatedly besieged by frenzied behavior and ghoulish nightmares of being burned alive inside a locked car. A mysterious stranger stalks Ivy and confronts the couple-- Ivy, he says, is possessed by the soul of his own daughter, Audrey Rose, who died in a fiery car crash ... moments later, Ivy was born.
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August: Osage County

Director: John Wells
Writer: Tracy Letts
Actor: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard, Misty Upham
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .A942 2013
Summary: The darkly hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives converge when a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional mother who raised them.
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Auto Focus

Director: Paul Schrader
Writer: Michael Gerbosi
Actor: Greg Kinnear, Willem Dafoe, Rita Wilson, Kurt Fuller, Maria Bello, Ron Leibman, Ed Begley, Jr.
Summary: Bob Crane became well known as the star of the comedy hit series 'Hogan's Heroes.' With fame and success, Crane drove headfirst into the darker, destructive side of celebrity life. He eventually teamed with a video technician who helped him document his numerous sexploits. But when his fast living got out of control, the end result was a brutal murder that remains one of Hollywood's most scandalous unsolved mysteries.
Review: 'Paul Schrader's biopic of Hogan's Heroes star Bob Crane doesn't shy away from the nastiness that surrounded his secret personal life, but its muckraking exposé never overshadows Schrader's enormous talent for capturing the inner turmoil of troubled souls and their extraordinary lives.'
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The Aviator's Wife

La femme de l'aviateur

Director: Eric Rohmer
Writer: Eric Rohmer
Summary: A young man in love with a slightly older woman sees another man leaving her apartment, and, when he happens to see the other man later that day, starts to follow him.
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Away We Go

Director: Sam Mendes
Writer: Dave Eggers, Vendela Vida
Actor: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Allison Janney, Chris Messina, Catherine O'Hara, Jim Gaffigan
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .A97 E37 2009
Summary: Burt and Verona are a loving couple. Burt has always wanted to marry Verona, but Verona resists, not seeing the point of the institution. Regardless, they are having a baby together and question their potential parenting abilities. They decide to move closer to Burt's parents so they can share the experience with the baby's grandparents. In Verona's sixth month, she and Burt learn that his parents are moving to Belgium the month before the baby is due. Being mobile people, Burt and Verona decide to move. As they want to share their new family experience with people that they love, they decide to take a trans-continental trip to meet with old friends and relatives. Most of them are married with children of their own, and Burt and Verona want to see where they would like to live and with whom they want to share the experience.
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B.F.'s Daughter

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Writer: Luther Davis
Actor: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Charles Coburn, Richard Hart, Keenan Wynn
Summary: Polly Fulton, a tycoon's daughter, weds a left-wing professor who disdains her privileged lifestyle. When the prof meets professional failure, Polly secretly buys him a career.
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The Babe

Director: Arthur Hiller
Writer: John Fusco
Actor: John Goodman, Kelly McGillis, Trini Alvarado, Peter Donal, J.C. Quinn, Joe Rango, James Cromwell, Richard Tyson, Ralph Marrero, Bruce Boxleitner
Summary: Entertaining version of the life of Babe Ruth, from his youth in Baltimore to his retirement from the game of baseball. The following incidents are based on the true events that occurred between 1902 and 1935.
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Baby Doll

Director: Elia Kazan
Writer: Tennessee Williams
Actor: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach, Mildred Dunnock, Lonny Chapman, Eades Hogue, Noah Williamson
Screenplay: PS3545.I5365 B29 1991
Summary: Cotton-mill owner Archie Meighan, married to nineteen-year-old 'Baby Doll', looks forward to the day his wife turns twenty and will finally allow him to sleep with her. But he has competition in the form of sly business competitor Silva Vacarro, who covets both Archie's cotton mill AND his young and beautiful wife.
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Baby Face

Director: Alfred E. Green
Writer: Gene Markey, Kathryn Scola
Actor: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook, Alphonse Ethier, Henry Kolker, Theresa Harris, Margaret Lindsay
Summary: Barbara Stanwyck sleeps her way up the corporate ladder in a New York bank, not caring who gets hurt.
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Bad Apple

Director: Adam Bernstein
Writer: Howard Korder
Actor: Chris Noth, Colm Meaney, Mercedes Ruehl, Robert Patrick, Dagmara Dominczyk, James Villemaire, Elliott Gould
Summary: A federal agent finds double-crossing wise guys and romance as he and his partner try to nail some mob loan sharks.
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Bad Education

La mala educacion

Director: Pedro Almodovar
Writer: Pedro Almodovar
Actor: Gael Garcia Bernal, Fele Martinez, Daniel Gimenez Cacho
Summary: When film director Enrique is visited by his childhood friend and lover, Ignacio, Ignacio gives Enrique a short story he's written that's a factual account of the molestation he sustained at the hands of their Catholic school teacher.
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Badlands (Regular-Edition)

Director: Terrence Malick
Writer: Terrence Malick
Actor: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates
Screenplay: PN1997 .B245 1974
Summary: Set in South Dakota in 1959, this is the story of Kit and his girlfriend Holly, two people alienated from everyday life, who go on a killing spree.
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Badlands (Special-Edition)

Director: Terrence Malick
Writer: Terrence Malick
Actor: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri, Alan Vint, Gary Littlejohn, John Carter
Screenplay: PN1997 .B245 1974
Summary: Based on the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of 1958, in which a fifteen-year-old girl and her twenty-five-year-old boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.
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The Bakery Girl of Monceau

La Boulangere de Monceau

Director: Eric Rohmer
Writer: Eric Rohmer
Actor: Barbet Schroeder, Claudine Soubrier, Michele Girardon
Summary: This first film in French new wave director Eric Rohmer's Six Moral Tales cycle explores the fickle nature of youthful desire. Stuffing himself full of pastries and flirting with the salesgirl, a law student (Barbet Schroeder) surrenders to his appetites. But for all his self-indulgence, he's in fact sublimating his true desire for an unattainable young woman he's seen only from a distance. Claudine Soubrier co-stars.
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Ballad of Narayama

Narayama Bushiko

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita
Writer: Keisuke Kinoshita
Actor: Kinuyo Tanaka, Teiji Takahashi, Yuko Mochizuki
Summary: This haunting, kabuki-inflected version of a Japanese folk legend is set in a remote mountain village, where food is scarce and tradition dictates that citizens who have reached their seventieth year must be carried to the summit of Mount Narayama and left there to die. The sacrificial elder at the center of the tale is Orin, a dignified and dutiful woman who spends her dwindling days securing the happiness of her loyal widowed son with a respectable new wife.
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Director: Lance Hammer
Writer: Lance Hammer
Actor: Micheal J. Smith, Sr., JimMyron Ross, Tarra Riggs, Johnny McPhail
Summary: In the cold winter light of the Mississippi Delta, three lonely people stumble under the weight of a shared tragedy. Lawrence is paralyzed with grief after the suicide of his twin brother. Twelve-year-old James drifts into the perilous orbit of local teenagers while his single mother, Marlee, is too exhausted from her menial job to interpret the clues. Sudden violence forces mother and son to flee their home and they alight on Lawrence's property. This safe harbor rekindles the fury of a bitter, longstanding conflict.
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Au Hasard Balthazar

Director: Robert Bresson
Writer: Robert Bresson
Actor: Anne Wiazemsky, François Lafarge, Philippe Asselin, Nathalie Joyaut, Walter Green
Summary: Robert Bresson's masterpiece follows a much-abused donkey, Balthazar, whose life strangely parallels that of his owner, Marie. A beast of burden suffering the sins of man, Balthazar nevertheless nobly accepts his fate.
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Director: Spike Lee
Writer: Spike Lee
Actor: Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Tommy Davidson, Michael Rapaport
Summary: In a searing parody of American television, Bamboozled takes a humorous look at how race, ratings and the pursuit of power lead to a network executive's stunning rise and tragic downfall.
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Band of Angels

Director: Raoul Walsh
Writer: John Twist, Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts
Actor: Clark Gable, Yvonne De Carlo, Sidney Poitier, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Patric Knowles, Rex Reason
Summary: Hamish Bond is a plantation owner who has a secret past of slave trading. Rau-ru is a freedom-yearning slave who has been raised as a son by Bond. Amantha Starr is a fiery belle who goes on the auction block when her part-African heritage is revealed.
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Band of Outsiders

Bande a part

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Writer: Jean-Luc Godard
Actor: Anna Karina, Claude Brasseur, Sami Frey
Summary: Two burglars plan a robbery with a young woman they just met.
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Bang the Drum Slowly (1956)

Director: Daniel Petrie
Writer: Arnold Schulman
Actor: Paul Newman
Summary: Paul Newman is the star pitcher of a professional baseball team who helps a terminally ill country bumpkin catcher (Albert Salmi) live out one last season on the diamond. A touching and honest tale of friendship, Bang the Drum Slowly is also considered one of the finest baseball stories of all time.
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Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)

Director: John Hancock
Writer: Mark Harris
Actor: Robert De Niro, Michael Moriarty, Vincent Gardenia, Phil Foster, Heather Mac Rae, Tom Signorelli, Danny Aiello
Summary: An unlikely friendship ignites between two baseball players. One is the team's ace pitcher and social charmer; the other is the catcher, a farm boy from Georgia who lacks sophistication. During their last season together, the two men grow in manhood and respect for themselves and each other.
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Director: Richard Fleischer
Writer: Christopher Fry
Actor: Anthony Quinn, Silvana Mangano, Arthur Kennedy, Katy Jurado, Harry Andrews, Valentina Cortese, Vittorio Gassman, Jack Palance, Ernest Borgnine
Summary: Pardoned instead of Christ, Barabbas is haunted for the rest of his life. After watching his former lover, Rachel, being stoned to death for her belief in Jesus, Barabbas returns to his life of thievery. Arrested again, he is sent to the sulphur mines and then to gladiator school where he witnesses yet another friend give his life in the name of the Nazarene. It is only at the end, when Barabbas himself faces crucifixion, that he discovers his faith.
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The Barbarian Invasions

Les Invasions barbares

Director: Denys Arcand
Writer: Denys Arcand
Actor: Raemy Girard, Staephane Rousseau, Marie-Josaee Croze, Marina Hands, Dorothaee Berryman, Johanne Marie Tremblay, Pierre Curzi, Yves Jacques, Louise Portal
Summary: Remy, un viejo maestro universitario, enfrenta una enfermedad terminal y es hospitalizado. Louise, se ex mujer, llama a Sebastian, el hijo de ambos, que vive en Londres y es un exitoso asesor financiero. Hace tiempo que hijo y padre no tienen nada de que hablar, pero Sebastian decidio volver a Montreal para ayudar a su madre y apoyar moralmente a su padre. La cercania de la muerte hace que padre e hijo salten la brecha generacional y el desapego reencontrandose.
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Barefoot Contessa

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Writer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Actor: Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Marius Goring, Valentina Cortesa, Rossano Brazzi, Warren Stevens, Bessie Love, Elizabeth Sellars
Summary: With extraordinary beauty, talent and grace, Spanish dancer Maria Vargas (Ava Gardner) was born to be a star. Aided by American movie director Harry Dawes (Humphrey Bogart), she attains great success and fortune in Hollywood's land of dreams. But, though she gives her all for stardom, there is one thing Maria will never compromise - her soul.
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Director: Barbet Schroeder
Writer: Charles Bukowski
Actor: Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige, J.C. Quinn, Frank Stallone
Summary: Henry Chinaski leads the life of a barfly, living on the edge to escape the boredom of conformity. Unlike the average drunk he spouts philosophy, quotes Tolstoy and writes gifted and prolific poetry. Between brawling and drinking he meets Wanda Wilcox who shares his outlook on life. A quasi-autobiography of Charles Bukowski.
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The Baron of Arizona

Director: Samuel Fuller
Writer: Samuel Fuller
Actor: Vincent Price, Ellen Drew, Vladimir Sokoloff, Beulah Bondi, Reed Hadley, Robert H. Barrat, Robin Short, Tina Rome, Karen Kester, Margia Dean, Jonathan Hale, Edward Keane, Barbara Woodell, I. Stanford Jolley, Tristram Coffin, Gene Roth, Angelo Rosito, Ed East, Joe Green
Summary: In one of his own favorite roles, Vincent Price portrays legendary swindler James Addison Reavis, who, in 1880, concocted an elaborate and dangerous hoax to ascend to the title of 'Baron of Arizona' and inherit all the land in the state.
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Barton Fink

Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Actor: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner, John Mahoney, Jon Polito
Screenplay: PN1997 .B2785 1990
Summary: A trendy playwright is trying to write a simple movie script, but to his misfortune has a bit of writer's block.
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Director: Masahiro Kobayashi
Writer: Masahiro Kobayashi
Actor: Fusako Urabe, Nene Otsuka, Takayuki Kato, Kikujiro Honda, Ryuzo Tanaka, Teruyuki Kagawa
Summary: A young woman from Japan working as a volunteer in Iraq is kidnapped. When she returns home, she and her family become the targets of ridicule and humiliation by everyone she meets, until the only place she wants to be is where she once was.
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Battle for Haditha

Director: Nick Broomfield
Writer: Nick Broomfield, Marc Hoeferlin, Anna Telford
Actor: Elliot Ruiz, Falah Flayeh, Yasmine Hanani
Summary: On Nov. 19, 2005, Iraqi insurgents bombed a convoy of U.S. Marines in Haditha, Iraq. This results in the death of the company's most popular officer. Enraged by their loss, his comrades carry out a brutal retaliation. This massacre leaves 24 men, women and children dead in Haditha, Iraq. Follows the story of the U.S. Marine Kilo Company, an Iraqi family, and the insurgents who plant the roadside bomb.
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The Battle of Algiers

La Bataille d'Alger La battaglia di Algeri

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
Writer: Gillo Pontecorvo, Franco Solinas
Actor: Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Samia Kerbash, Ugo Paletti, Fusia El Kader
Summary: Focuses on the harrowing events of 1957, a key year in Algeria's struggle for independence from France. Recreates the tumultuous Algerian uprising against the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, the French torture prisoners for information and the Algerians resort to terrorism in their quest for independence. Children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafes. The French win the battle, but ultimately lose the war as the Algerian people demonstrate that they will no longer be suppressed.
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Battle of Britain

Director: Guy Hamilton
Writer: James Kennaway, Wilfred Greatorex
Actor: Harry Andrews, Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Curt Jurgens, Ian McShane, Kenneth More
Summary: This is the story of how the outnumbered and undermanned RAF defeated the superior forces of the Luftwaffe and changed the course of history.
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Battle of the Coral Sea

Director: Paul Wendkos
Writer: Daniel Ullman, Stephen Kandel
Actor: Cliff Robertson, Gia Scala, Teru Shimada, Patricia Cutts, Rian Garrick
Summary: As World War II rages, U.S. Navy submarine Lt. Commander Jeff Conway is captured by the Japanese and taken to a small island in the Pacific. While undergoing questioning by his captors, Conway meets the island's owner, Karen Philips, who is acting as an interpreter for the Japanese yet offers to help him escape.
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Beach Red

Director: Cornel Wilde
Writer: Clint Johnston, Don Peters, Cornel Wilde
Actor: Cornel Wilde, Rip Torn, Dewey Stinger III, Burr De Benning, Patrick Wolfe, Jean Wallace, Jaime Sanchez, Genki Koyama
Summary: Focuses on the efforts of an American Marine unit to capture a small Japanese-held island during World War II.
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Beasts of the Southern Wild

Director: Benh Zeitlin
Writer: Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin
Actor: Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes, Pamela Harper
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .B43 2011
Summary: Hushpuppy is a six-year-old living in an isolated bayou community. When her father Wink becomes ill, she sets off for the outside world in an attempt to help him. The journey to save her father is delayed by a 'busted' universe that reverses weather patterns and brings about long-extinct animals. Can Hushpuppy save the day?
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Beat the Devil

Director: John Huston
Writer: John Huston, Truman Capote
Actor: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley, Peter Lorre
Summary: Spoof of caper movies in the vein of The Maltese falcon and Key Largo about of bunch of misfits scrambling after some uranium.
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Beautiful Boxer

Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham
Writer: Ekachai Uekrongtham, Desmond Sim
Actor: Asanee Suwan, Sorapong Chatree, Orn-anong Panyawong, Kyoko Inoue, Sitiporn Niyom
Summary: Based on the true story of Thailand's famed transgendered kickboxer, Beautiful Boxer is an action drama that punches straight into the heart and mind of a boy who fights like a man so he can become a woman. Believing he's a girl trapped in a boy's body since childhood, Parinya Charoenphol (affectionately known as Nong Toom in Thailand) sets out to master the most masculine and lethal sport of Muay Thai (Thai boxing) to earn a living and to achieve his ultimate goal of a sex-change operation. Funny and packed with breathtaking Thai kickboxing sequences, Beautiful Boxer traces Nong Toom's childhood, teenage life as a traveling monk, and grueling days in boxing camps.
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Beautiful Thing

Director: Hettie Macdonald
Writer: Jonathan Harvey
Actor: Linda Henry, Glen Berry, Scott Neal, Tameka Empson, Ben Daniels
Summary: Set in London's lower class suburbs, this is the story of a teenager who has discovered that he's gay and his love for another teenager who lives next door.
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Director: Peter Glenville
Writer: Edward Anhalt
Actor: Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton, John Gielgud, Donald Wolfit, Martita Hunt, Pamela Brown
Summary: Henry II surprises England by naming his fellow rogue and trusted confidant Thomas Becket as Chancellor. But when Henry next appoints him Archbishop of Canterbury, Becket shocks the world by openly defying the King with his newfound faith and compassion. Will a desperate ruler now destroy a beloved friend to save his splintering kingdom?
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Director: Mitchell Leisen
Writer: Jo Eisinger
Actor: Anne Baxter, Steve Forrest, Simone Renant, Maurice Teynac, Robert Christopher
Summary: A young American is on his way to take his final vows as a priest when he encounters a troubled nightclub singer with a checkered past. He honestly wants to help her, and soon finds himself tempted by her seductive ways. But giving in to temptation could have more serious repercussions than the damnation of his immortal soul.
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Bedford Incident

Director: James B. Harris
Writer: James Poe
Actor: Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, James MacArthur, Martin Balsam, Wally Cox, Eric Portman
Summary: Nerve-racking suspense surrounds The Bedford incident, the tale of a U.S. naval vessel on a routine NATO patrol that ends up in a freakish showdown with a Russian submarine.
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Before Midnight

Director: Richard Linklater
Writer: Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
Actor: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Prior, Charlotte Prior, Xenia Kalogeropoulou, Walter Lassally, Ariane Labed, Yannis Papadopoulos, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Panos Koronis
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .B436 2013
Summary: Jesse and Celine first met in their twenties, as seen in Before Sunrise, reunited in their thirties in Before Sunset and, now they face the past, present and future, family, romance and love. Now on a writer's retreat in Greece, the couple looks for a night of passion, but instead their idyllic night turns into a test of their relationship and a discussion of what the future holds for them.
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Before Night Falls

Director: Julian Schnabel
Writer: Cunningham O'Keefe, Lazaro Gomez Carriles, Julian Schnabel
Actor: Javier Bardem, Olivier Martinez, Andrea Di Stefano, Johnny Depp, Sean Penn
Summary: A look at the life of Reinaldo Arenas, from childhood in Cuba to his death in New York City. His writings and homosexuality get him in trouble with Castro's Cuba and he spends two years in prison before leaving for the United States.
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Before Sunrise

Director: Richard Linklater
Writer: Richard Linklater, Kim Krizan
Actor: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
Screenplay: PN1997 .B355 1993, PN1997.A1 L56 2005
Summary: A young American man meets a beautiful French student on a train bound for Paris, falls in love and asks her to share his last night in Vienna.
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Before Sunset

Director: Richard Linklater
Writer: Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
Actor: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torres, Rudolphe Pauly, Mariane Plasteig
Screenplay: PN1997.A1 L56 2005
Summary: Two strangers met by chance, spent a night together in Vienna, and parted before sunrise. Nine years later, Jesse has written a book about the encounter. During his accelerated European book tour, he meets up with Celine in Paris. Before Jesse's flight home, he joins Celine for a picturesque walk around the city and they have an intimate conversation, ending at Celine's apartment. Will they get the chance to fall in love all over again?
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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Director: Sidney Lumet
Writer: Kelly Masterson
Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, Marisa Tomei, Rosemary Harris, Aleksa Palladino, Michael Shannon, Amy Ryan
Summary: A stock broker, who is having financial troubles and in need of extra cash, and his younger brother conspire to pull off the perfect, victimless crime. No guns, no violence, no problem. The only problem is that the owners of the jewelry store are their own parents. But when an accomplice ignores the rules and crosses the line, his actions trigger a series of events in which no one is left unscathed.
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Director: Donald Siegel
Writer: Albert Maltz, Irene Kamp
Actor: Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Elizabeth Hartman, Jo Ann Harris, Darleen Carr, Mae Mercer, Pamelyn Ferdin, Melody Thomas, Peggy Drier, Pattye Mattick
Summary: Clint Eastwood plays a wounded Union soldier hidden by a girls' academy in the South during the Civil War.
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Director: William Wyler
Writer: Karl Tunberg
Actor: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks, Emerson EBooks, PN1997 .B4 1959
Summary: A peace-loving prince of Judea, leads his nation against the wrath of the conquering Romans. His self-imposed destiny brings tragedy to himself, and his people, as he learns to fight, to love, to hate and, finally, to forgive.
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The Benny Goodman Story

Director: Valentine Davies
Writer: Valentine Davies
Actor: Steve Allen, Donna Reed, Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton, Ben Pollack, Teddy Wilson, Edward "Kid" Ory
Summary: The music of Benny Goodman comes to life in this musical biography of the famed King of Swing. Featuring all the outstanding songs and instrumentals made famous by the immortal clarinetist, the story follows the innovative musician from his childhood in Chicago to his historic concert at Carnegie Hall in 1938.
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Berlin Alexanderplatz

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Writer: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Actor: Gunter Lamprecht, Hanna Schygulla, Karlheinz Braun, Claus Holm, Franz Buchrieser, Brigitte Mira, Roger Fritz, Gottfried John, Barbara Sukowa, Gunther Kaufman, Ivan Desny, Volker Spengler, Vitus Zeplichal, Barbara Valentin
Summary: After spending four years in prison for killing his girlfriend, lumbering man-child Franz Biberkopf is finally released back into society. He wants to stay honest now he has left jail, but it is tough in the Alexanderplatz section of Berlin. After failing to succeed in several 'regular' jobs, he falls in with some old cohorts and an on-again, off-again association with thugs. Post-war society is crumbling, and it appears that nothing will bring it back. Originally made for television, Berlin Alexanderplatz is a prototype for the modern long-form drama, grandfather to Tony and the Sopranos.
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The Best of Everything

Director: Jean Negulesco
Writer: Edith Sommer, Mann Rubin
Actor: Hope Lange, Stephen Boyd, Suzy Parker, Martha Hyer, Diane Baker, Brian Aherne, Robert Evans, Louis Jourdan, Joan Crawford
Summary: Four typists at a publishing company fight to have their own careers and find true love in the ruthless New York business world.
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The Best Years of Our Lives

Director: William Wyler
Writer: Robert E. Sherwood
Actor: Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, Cathy O'Donnell, Hoagy Carmichael, Gladys George, Harold Russell, Roman Bohnen, Ray Collins, Victor Cutler
Screenplay: PN1997 .B419 1946
Summary: Recounts the problems faced by three returning veterans of WWII as they attempt to pick up the threads of their lives. Captain Derry is returning to a loveless marriage, Sergeant Stephenson is a stranger to a family that's grown up without him, and sailor Parrish is tormented by the loss of his hands.
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Better Luck Tomorrow

Director: Justin Lin
Writer: Ernesto Foronda, Justin Lin, Fabian Marquez
Actor: Parry Shen, Jason Tobin, Sung Kang, Roger Fan, John Cho, Karin Anna Cheung, Jerry Mathers
Summary: A group of seemingly 'perfect' high-school buddies lead double lives. They fly high in a world of petty crime and material excess - a free-wheeling lifestyle that soon takes a downward spiral, leading to an unexpected, violent end.
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Beyond the Sea

Director: Kevin Spacey
Writer: Kevin Spacey, Lewis Colick
Actor: Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, John Goodman, Bob Hoskins, Brenda Blethyn, Greta Scacchi, Caroline Aaron, Peter Cincotti, Michael Byrne, Matt Rippy, Gary Whelan, William Ullrich
Summary: A look at the life and career of American singer-songwriter Bobby Darin, one of the most popular musicians of the late 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s.
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The Bicycle Thief

Ladri di biciclette

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Writer: Vittorio De Sica, Cesare Zavattini, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Gerardo Guerrieri, Oreste Biancoli, Adolfo Franci
Actor: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola
Screenplay: PN1997 .L32513 1968
Summary: An unemployed man in Rome finds a job as a bill poster for which he needs a bicycle. When the bicycle is stolen, he and his son search for the thief and finally end up stealing another bicycle.
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The Big City


Director: Satyajit Ray
Writer: Satyajit Ray
Actor: Anil Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Haradhan Bannerjee, Haren Chatterjee, Vicky Redwood, Jaya Bhuduri, Sefalika Devi, Prasenjit Sarkar
Summary: Set in mid-1950s Calcutta and directed by Satyajit Ray, this story follows the personal triumphs and frustrations of Arati, who decides, despite the initial protests of her bank-clerk husband, to take a job to help support their family. With remarkable sensitivity and attention to the details of everyday working-class life, Ray gradually builds a powerful human drama that is at once a hopeful morality tale and a commentary on the identity of the contemporary Indian woman. The Coward: An aspiring screenwriter encounters a former lover when his car breaks down near her home.
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Big City

Director: Frank Borzage
Writer: Norman Krasna, Dore Schary, Hugo Butler
Actor: Luise Rainer, Spencer Tracy, Charlet Grapewin, Janet Beecher, Eddie Quillan, Victor Varconi, H
Summary: To avoid a taxi war, city officials blame a gang bombing on driver Joe Benton's wife, Anna, which leads to her being deported. The mayor is speaker at a boxers' banquet where Joe pleads for them to go with him to the wharf and rescue Anna from the ship.
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The Big Heat

Director: Fritz Lang
Writer: Sydney Boehm
Actor: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando, Alexander Scourby, Lee Marvin, Jeanette Nolan, Peter Whitney, Willis Bouchey
Summary: A policeman is driven by grief to wage a relentless vendetta against a mobster.
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The Big House

Director: George W. Hill
Writer: Frances Marion, Joseph Farnham, Martin Flavin
Actor: Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Leila Hyams, Robert Montgomery, George F. Marion, J
Summary: All the conventions of Hollywood prison films are set in this first major men-behind-bars picture about a vicious killer and his cellmates planning to break out of an overcrowded prison.
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The Big Knife

Director: Robert Aldrich
Writer: James Poe
Actor: Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Wendell Corey, Jean Hagen, Rod Steiger, Ilka Chase, Everett Sloane, Shelley Winters
Summary: Hollywood superstar Charlie Castle has it all ... except a way out. When he tries to leave show business, his tyrannical studio boss Stanley Hoff blackmails him with a lethal, covered-up secret that could land him in jail. A loose-lipped starlet also knows too much, and when she starts talking, Hoff plans murder.
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The Big Picture

Director: Christopher Guest
Writer: Michael Varhol, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean
Actor: Kevin Bacon, Emily Longstreth, J.T. Walsh, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Teri Hatcher, Martin Short
Screenplay: PN1997 .B43 1988
Summary: A behind-the-scenes look at the cost of making it in Hollywood.
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The Big Red One

Director: Samuel Fuller
Writer: Samuel Fuller
Actor: Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Bobby DiCicco, Robert Carradine, Kelly Ward, Siegfried Rauch, Stephane Audran
Summary: Named for the insignia of the First Infantry Division, this World War II combat film follows a handful of young GIs and their sergeant as they battle their way from North Africa through Sicily, Omaha Beach and Belgium to the ultimate horror of the concentration camp at Falkenau, Czechoslovakia.
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The Big Sleep

Director: Howard Hawks
Writer: William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, Jules Furthman
Actor: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone
Summary: L.A. private detective Philip Marlowe takes on a blackmail case and follows a trail peopled by murderers, pornographers, nightclub rogues, the spoiled rich - just to name a few. Marlowe is hired to protect a young woman and in the process, he falls in love with the woman's older sister.
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Billy Bathgate

Director: Robert Benton
Writer: Tom Stoppard
Actor: Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Steven Hill, Loren Dean, Bruce Willis, Steve Buscemi
Screenplay: PN1997 .B44 1990
Summary: This gangster epic details the rise and fall of mobster Dutch Schultz as seen through the eyes of his protégé, Billy Bathgate. As ambitious Billy is seduced by Dutch's crime world, he finds himself grappling with issues of trust, murder and survival.
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Billy Budd

Director: Peter Ustinov
Writer: Peter Ustinov, DeWitt Bodeen
Actor: Robert Ryan, Peter Ustinov, Melvyn Douglas, Terence Stamp
Summary: An innocent, naive British Naval seaman is accused and tried of murdering the sadistic master-at-arms.
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Billy Jack Goes to Washington

Director: Tom Laughlin
Writer: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor
Actor: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, E.G. Marshall, Teresa Laughlin, Sam Wanamaker
Summary: Billy is elected as the junior Senator from Arizona in 1976. Arriving in Washington, he discovers that the respected senior Senator from Arizona (Marshall) and a business tycoon (Wanamaker) are secretly planning to build a nuclear plant in the pristine Arizona landscape. Billy Jack mounts a campaign against the plant and, with the support of the American youth movement, saves the country from this environmental menace.
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Biloxi Blues

Director: Mike Nichols
Writer: Neil Simon
Actor: Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken
Summary: Eugene, a raw recruit from Brooklyn, is sent to boot camp in Biloxi, Mississippi, where he expects the army to be dolls, doughnuts, and USO dances. Instead, he encounters a tough drill sergeant and a platoon of often hostile recruits.
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Bird of Paradise

Director: King Vidor
Writer: Wells Root, Leonard Praskins
Actor: Dolores Del Rio, Joel McCrea, John Halliday, Richard Gallagher, Bert Roach, Creighton Chaney, Wade Boteler, Arnold Gray, Reginald Simpson, Napoleon Pukui, Agostino Borgato
Summary: A tale of South Seas romance in which an adventurer falls in love with a native girl.
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Director: Alejandro G. Inarritu
Writer: Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo
Actor: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .B57 2014a
Summary: A black comedy story of an actor famous for portraying an iconic superhero as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.
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The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant

Die bitteren Tranen der Petra von Kant

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Writer: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Actor: Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake, Eva Mattes, Gisela Fackeldey, Irm Hermann
Summary: Petra von Kant is a successful fashion designer who carries on a melodrama of erotic attractions with two other women in her claustrophobic apartment.
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Black Angel

Director: Roy William Neill
Writer: Roy Chanslor
Actor: Peter Lorre, Dan Duryea, Broderick Crawford, June Vincent, Constance Dowling
Summary: A woman tries to clear the name of her husband, accused of murdering his lover.
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Black Book


Director: Paul Verhoeven
Writer: Gerard Soeteman, Paul Verhoeven
Actor: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn, Waldemar Kobus, Derek de Lint, Christian Berkel, Dolf de Vries, Peter Blok, Michiel Huisman
Summary: Rachel is the daughter of an affluent Rotterdam Jewish family who are ambushed while trying to escape into Allied territory. She alone survives, and ends up in the Dutch Resistance, transformed into blond Ellis de Vries, playing Mata Hari to high-ranking German officer Ludwig Muntze. The officer can feel the Allies closing in, and is eager to forge a separate peace with the resistance fighters who may soon become the Dutch government, and keeps her secret. Meanwhile, someone in the resistance is systematically undermining the operation and betraying escaping Jewish families. For Rachel and Muntze alike, life in occupied Holland is terrifying. Expectations can be fatally reversed in seconds, and interlocking webs of secrecy and betrayal keep everyone always on edge.
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Black Dahlia

Director: Brian De Palma
Writer: Josh Friedman
Actor: Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Mia Kirshner, Mike Starr, Fiona Shaw, Patrick Fischler, James Otis, John Kavanagh
Summary: Set in 1940s Los Angeles. Two police officers, Bucky Bleichert and his partner, Lee Blanchard, investigate the death of Elizabeth Short - also known as The Black Dahlia, a young woman who is found brutally murdered. With a corpse so mutilated, the photos are kept from the public. Bucky soon realizes that his girlfriend had ties to the deceased, and soon after that, he begins uncovering corruption and conspiracy within the police department. The case becomes an obsession for the two men and their lives begin to unravel.
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Black Fury

Director: Michael Curtiz
Writer: Abem Finkel, Carl Erickson
Actor: Paul Muni, Karen Morley, William Gargan, Barton MacLane, John T. Qualen, J. Carroll Naish, Vince Barnett, Tully Marshall, Henry O'Neill, Joe Crehan, Ward Bond
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks, Emerson EBooks
Summary: Joe Radek, a likeable, hard-working coal miner, single-handedly takes on the Company against union problems, unsafe conditions and corruption. When his best friend is brutally murdered by the Company's henchmen, he decides to strike. He begins a lonely vigil deep in the coal mines, refusing to come out unless the Company gives their miners the privileges they deserve.
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Black Girl

La Noire de...

Director: Ousmane Sembene
Writer: Ousmane Sembene
Actor: Mbissine Thaeraese Diop, Anne-Marie Jelinck, Momar Nar Sene, Robert Fontaine
Summary: A Senegalese maid goes to the Riviera with her employers and gains a new perspective on what it means to be African outside of Africa. A story of exile and despair.
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The Black King

Director: Bud Pollard
Writer: Morris M. Levinson, Donald Heywood
Actor: Vivianne Baber, A.B. Comethiere
Summary: Deacon Charcoal Johnson is a rabble-rousing phony who rallies his fellow black citizens to establish their own country. To do this, he creates a fundraiser and collects money from Harlem to Mississippi intending to keep it all for himself.
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Black Legion

Director: Archie Mayo
Writer: Abem Finkel, William Wister Haines
Actor: Humphrey Bogart, Dick Foran, Erin O'Brien Moore, Ann Sheridan
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks, PN1997 .B5777 1936
Summary: Frank Taylor and people like him have a vision for America. It is a vision shaped by terror and fueled by fear, ignorance and hate - a nation of 'free, white, 100-percent Americans!'
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Black Snake Moan

Director: Craig Brewer
Writer: Craig Brewer
Actor: Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, Justin Timberlake, S
Summary: Lazarus is an extremely religious man who is broken hearted after his wife leaves him for his own brother. Rae is the town slut, apparently afflicted with the 'disease' of uncontrollable nymphomania. After a night of hard partying and sleeping around, Rae, is beaten up and left by the roadside near Lazarus' house. Lazarus takes her in and chains her to his radiator while trying to 'cure' her insatiability. Eventually, the two become friends and help each other recover from their extremes of lust and piety to become more balanced individuals.
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Black Widow

Director: Nunnally Johnson
Writer: Nunnally Johnson
Actor: Ginger Rogers, Van Heflin, Gene Tierney, George Raft, Peggy Ann Garner, Reginald Gardiner, Virginia Leith, Otto Kruger, Cathleen Nesbitt, Skip Homeier, Hilda Simms
Summary: Nancy Ordway is an aspiring writer hoping to make it big in New York at the expense of everyone around her, including Broadway producer Peter Denver, who reluctantly lets her use his apartment to work during the day.
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Blackboard Jungle

Director: Richard Brooks
Writer: Richard Brooks
Actor: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern, Margaret Hayes, Sidney Poitier, Vic Morrow, Richard Kiley, Paul Mazursky, Rafael Campos, Jameel Farrah
Screenplay: PN1997 .B575 1954
Summary: Urban drama about an idealistic teacher in a slum area who fights doggedly to connect with his unruly students. Based on Evan Hunter's novel.
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Blade Runner

Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: Hampton Fancher, David Peoples
Actor: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, Daryl Hannah, William Sanderson, Brion James, Joe Turkel, Joanna Cassidy
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks, PN1997 .B582 1981
Summary: In a smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles, blade runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is called out of retirement to snuff a quartet of escaped "replicants" -- androids consigned to slave labor on remote planets -- seeking to extend their short life spans.
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The Blind Side

Director: John Lee Hancock
Writer: John Lee Hancock
Actor: Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Jae Head, Lily Collins, Ray McKinnon, Kim Dickens, Adriane Lenox, Kathy Bates, Catherine Dyer, Andy Stahl
Summary: Michael Oher is a homeless African-American teenager who is from a broken home. Mike is taken in by the Touhys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. At the same time, Oher's presence in the Touhys' lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. Living in his new environment, Mike faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome - as both a football player and student. Mike works hard and, with the help of his coaches and adopted family, becomes an All-American offensive left tackle.
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Blonde Venus

Director: Josef Von Sternberg
Writer: Jules Furthman, S.K. Lauren
Actor: Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Cary Grant, Dickie Moore, Gene Morgan, Rita La Roy, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Sidney Toler, Morgan Wallace
Summary: An aspiring young actress gives up the stage to marry a scientist who becomes afflicted with radium poisoning. She returns to cabaret life and meets a wealthy playboy who gives her the money for her husband's treatment.
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Blondie Johnson

Director: Ray Enright
Writer: Earl Baldwin
Actor: Joan Blondell, Chester Morris, Allen Jenkins, Earle Foxe, Claire Dodd, Mae Busch, Joe Cawthorne, Olin Howland, Sterling Holloway, Toshia Mori, Arthur Vinton
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: A crime melodrama. A downtrodden waif rises from tyro con artist to crime boss.
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Blood and Sand

Director: Fred Niblo
Writer: June Mathis
Actor: Rudolph Valentino, Lila Lee, Nita Naldi, Walter Long
Summary: A romantic tragedy about the rise and fall of a matador. Juan Gallardo, Spain's most idolized matador, returns to his home town and finds himself the victim of his own desires and the sinister charms of the exotic Don̋a Sol.
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Blood Diamond

Director: Edward Zwick
Writer: Charles Leavitt
Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, Djimon Hounsou, Jimi Mistry, Michael Sheen, Arnold Vosloo, Stephen Collins, David Harewood, Basil Wallace, Benu Mabhena, Ntare Mwine, Ato Essandoh
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .B56 2005
Summary: Set against the backdrop of civil war and chaos in 1990's Sierra Leone, Blood Diamond is the story of Danny Archer - an ex mercenary from Zimbabwe - and Solomon Vandy - a Mende fisherman. Both men are African, but their histories as different as any can be, until their fates become joined in a common quest to recover a rare pink diamond that can transform their lives. While in jail for smuggling, Archer learns that Solomon - who was taken from his family and forced to work in the diamond fields - has found and hidden the extraordinary rough stone. With the help of Maddy Bowen, an American journalist whose idealism is tempered by a deepening connection with Archer, the two men embark on a trek through rebel territory, a journey that could save Solomon's family and give Archer the second chance he thought he would never have.
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Blood Simple

Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Actor: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, Samm-Art Williams, M
Screenplay: PN1997 .B6719 1988
Summary: A jealous husband hires a detective to murder his wife and her lover.
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The Bloody Child

Director: Nina Menkes
Writer: Nina Menkes, Tinka Menkes
Actor: Tinka Menkes, Robert Mueller, Sherry Sibley, Russ Little, Jack O'Hara
Summary: The true story of a young U.S. Marine, just back from the Gulf War, who was arrested while digging a grave in the middle of the Mojave Desert for his murdered wife, whose bloodied body lay in the backseat of his car.
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Blue Jasmine

Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Actor: Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Louis C, Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg
Summary: After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal, elegant New York socialite Jasmine moves into her sister Ginger's humble apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again.
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The Blue Max

Director: John Guillermin
Writer: David Pursall, Jack Seddon, Gerald Hanley
Actor: George Peppard, James Mason, Ursula Andress, Jeremy Kemp, Karl Michael Vogler, Anton Diffring, Harry Towb, Peter Woodthorpe, Derek Newark
Summary: A low-born infantryman becomes a pilot during World War I, almost deliberately stepping on the sensibilities of his aristocratic comrades in the process. A national hero, he wins the Blue Max, the highest award that can be bestowed upon an aviator. His fame is exploited by a general, who tolerates the affair between the pilot and the general's wife. The canny general knows that, eventually, the pilot will become expendable, and a 'heroic' death can be arranged.
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Blue Valentine

Director: Derek Cianfrance
Writer: Derek Cianfra
Actor: Michelle Williams, Ryan Gosling, Faith Wladyka, John Doman, Mike Vogel
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .B58 2010
Summary: An honest, moving and uninhibited love story. The uncompromising portrait of Dean and Cindy, a young married couple who have grown apart, taking one night away from their daughter to try to save their relationship. Highlighted by provocative scenes alternately intimate and intense, the film captured audiences and critics alike.
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Blues in the Night

Director: Anatole Litvak
Writer: Robert Rossen
Actor: Priscilla Lane, Betty Field, Richard Whorf, Lloyd Nolan, Jack Carson
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: A neurotic bandleader and a carefree clarinettist, along with their jazz band, travel from one small-time gig to another, always hoping for their big break but always denied fame thanks to their own personal demons.
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Bob le flambeur

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Writer: Auguste Le Breton, Jean-Pierre Melville
Actor: Isabel Corey, Daniel Cauchy, Roger Duchesne, Guy Decomble, Andr Garet
Summary: Bob the gambler and his friends learn that the Deauville Casino expects to pull in 800 million francs. On the night of the heist Bob plays the casino tables until the appointed time. Before the dawn breaks, some of the men and women will win, some will lose, and some will die.
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Bob Roberts

Director: Tim Robbins
Writer: Tim Robbins
Actor: Tim Robbins, Giancarlo Esposito, Ray Wise, Gore Vidal, John Cusack, Peter Gallagher, Alan Rickman, Susan Sarandon, James Spader, Fred Ward
Screenplay: PN1997 .B685 1992
Summary: A satirical comedy in which a British documentary crew follows a radical folksinger (and self-made millionaire) turned senatorial candidate as he blends singing, music videos and scandal on the campaign trail.
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Director: Emilio Estevez
Writer: Emilio Estevez
Actor: Harry Belafonte, Joy Bryant, Nick Cannon, Emilio Estevez, Laurence Fishburne, Brian Geraghty, Heather Graham, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Hunt, Joshua Jackson, David Krumholtz, Ashton Kutcher, Shia LaBeouf, Lindsay Lohan, William H. Macy, Svetlana Metkina, Demi Moore, Freddy Rodriguez, Martin Sheen, Christian Slater, Sharon Stone, Jacob Vargas, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Elijah Wood
Summary: Revisits the night presidential-hopeful Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in June 1968. Tells the stories of a variety of people present on that fateful night, ranging from Kennedy's campaign staff and volunteers to the hotel owner, employees such as kitchen staff, and various guests.
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Bold Native

Director: Denis Henry Hennelly
Writer: Denis Henry Hennelly
Actor: Joaquin Pastor, Randolph Mantooth, Sheila Vand, Matt Shea, Jessica Hagan, Kristine Louise, Joshua Leonard, Tonya Kay
Summary: Follows animal liberator and wanted domestic 'terrorist' Charlie Cranehill (Joaquin Pastor) as he attempts to put together a nationwide action. Meanwhile, his estranged father (Randolph Mantooth) tries to find him before the FBI does, a young idealist campaigns for more humane treatment of farmed animals, and a woman from Charlie's past threatens to undermine his plans'--Cont.
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Bonnie and Clyde

Director: Arthur Penn
Writer: David Newman, Robert Benton
Actor: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons
Screenplay: PN1997 .A1 B36 1986, PN1997 .B6975 1966, PN1997 .B6975 B66 1972
Summary: A mixture of comedy and brutal violence, this film is based on the exploits of the notorious American outlaws of the 1930's, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.
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Boogie Nights

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson
Actor: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Don Cheadle, John C. Reilly, William H. Macy, Heather Graham, Nicole Parker, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks, PN1997 .B66 1997a
Summary: Tale of Dirk Diggler's rise to fame in this hilarious look at the pornography industry, the free-spirited 70s, and the indulgent 80s.
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The Book Thief

Director: Brian Percival
Writer: Michael Petroni
Actor: Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nelisse, Roger Allam, Ben Schnetzer
Summary: Based upon the best-selling novel. The profoundly moving story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II, Germany. Although Liesel is illiterate when she is adopted by a German couple, her adoptive father encourages her to learn to read. Ultimately, the power of words helps Liesel and Max, a Jew hiding in the family's home, escape from the events unfolding around them.
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Director: Mark Illsley
Writer: Michael Bacall
Actor: Nick Stahl, Johnny Galecki, Lukas Haas, Rachael Leigh Cook, David Proval, John Diehl, Julio Oscar Mechoso
Summary: Three college buddies enter the high-stakes betting racket and when their greed gets in their way, they run afoul of the mob.
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Director: Elia Kazan
Writer: Richard Murphy
Actor: Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, Cara Williams, Arthur Kennedy, Sam Levene, Taylor Holmes
Summary: A prosecutor's fight to prove the innocence of a man accused of a notorious murder.
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The Border

Director: Tony Richardson
Writer: Deric Washburn, Walon Green
Actor: Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Valerie Perrine, Warren Oates
Summary: A border guard faces corruption in his department when the infant of a poor Mexican girl is kidnapped.
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Director: William A. Seiter
Writer: Devery Freeman
Actor: Fred MacMurray, Claire Trevor, Raymond Burr
Summary: Two agents both assigned to infiltrate a drug-smuggling ring on the Mexican border, fall in love. Each believes the other is a criminal and they are ultimately forced to make an escape together.
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Director: Gregory Nava
Writer: Gregory Nava
Actor: Jennifer Lopez, Antonio Banderas, Martin Sheen, Maya Zapata, Juan Diego Botto, Sonia Braga
Summary: When a young girl is raped and left for dead in Mexico, she enlists the help of an ambitious reporter and a local newspaper owner for help. Soon their own lives are in danger as they try to uncover the terrors on the border. Inspired by true events.
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Born Free

Director: James Hill
Writer: Lester Cole
Actor: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Geoffrey Keen, Peter Lukoye, Omar Chambati, Bill Godden, Robert S
Summary: When game warden George Adamson is forced to kill a lion and lioness, he and his wife Joy adopt their three cubs. Two are sent off to zoos but the third is kept, a female they name Elsa. When Elsa is fully grown, the Adamsons realize she must be taught to survive on her own.
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Born Losers

Director: Tom Laughlin
Writer: Elizabeth James
Actor: Tom Laughlin, Elizabeth James, Jeremy Slate, William Wellman
Summary: Tom Laughlin introduced the character of Billy Jack, a mixed-race Native American, ex-Green Beret, and Vietnam vet who just wants to be left alone. When a vicious motorcycle gang launches a reign of terror on a small town, he finds he must stand up and fight while others hide in fear. Billy Jack kills the leader of the gang, but is accidentally slain by a deputy sheriff.
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Born to Kill

Director: Robert Wise
Writer: Eve Greene, Richard Macaulay
Actor: Lawrence Tierney, Claire Trevor, Walter Slezak, Phillip Terry, Audrey Long
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: A classic film noir featuring a cold-hearted killer named Sam Wild who kills two innocent people and actively pursues the woman who finds the bodies, all while being married to the woman's half-sister.
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Born to Win

Director: Ivan Passer
Writer: David Scott Milton, Ivan Passer
Actor: George Segal, Paula Prentiss, Jay Fletcher, Hector Elizondo, Robert De Niro, Burt Young, Karen Black
Summary: J.J. is an ex-hairdresser with a heroin habit. When he is forced to help a cop bring down a major dealer, he turns hustler himself and strikes out on his own.
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Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture

Director: Seymour Friedman
Writer: Maurice Tombragel
Actor: Chester Morris, Frank Sully, Richard Lane, Sid Tomack
Summary: Blackie is accused of murdering a Chinese laundry owner. With his perennial nemeses Inspector Farraday and Sgt. Matthews on his tail, Blackie and sidekick The Runt are once again in a deadly race to clear themselves before their fortune cookies are permanently crumbled. (Newly remastered).
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The Boston Strangler

Director: Richard Fleischer
Writer: Edward Anhalt
Actor: Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy, Mike Kellin, Hurd Hatfield
Screenplay: PN1997 .B71 1968a
Summary: Based on the true story of the man who terrorized Boston for a year and a half.
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Boston's Greatest Sports Stories: Beyond the Headlines

Summary: In celebration of the Red Sox's 2004 World Series win, The Boston Globe sports staff compiled this look at more than 60 of Boston's most historic sports stories, including highlights from the 2004 World Series. Through interviews, historic footage and The Boston Globe's photo archives, the film covers the New England Patriots' Super Bowl Championships, the 1970 Stanley Cup, the Boston Celtics' 16 World Championships and more.
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Director: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Writer: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Actor: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano, Susie Bright
Summary: A mobster, his mistress, and her lover--a tough female ex-con--are caught in a dangerous plot with over $2 million of the mob's money at stake.
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Bound For Glory

Director: Hal Ashby
Writer: Robert Getchell
Actor: David Carradine, Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon
Screenplay: PN1997 .B72 1975
Summary: In 1936 Woody Guthrie leaves Texas and heads to California looking for work. He meets hobos, migrant workers and people down on their luck, and begins his career as a folk singer.
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The Bounty

Director: Roger Donaldson
Writer: Robert Bolt
Actor: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Day-Lewis, Philip Davis, Bernard Hill, Liam Neeson, Philip Martin Brown, Tevaite Vernette, Wi Kuki Kaa, Edward Fox, Laurence Olivier
Screenplay: PN1997 .B721 1983a
Summary: A remake of the story that claims to expose "the truth behind the legend" of the Bounty mutiny. In doing so it provides a stirring and dramatic portrait of the delicately balanced friendship between Christian and Bligh.
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The Bourne Identity

Director: Roger Young
Writer: Carol Sobieski
Actor: Richard Chamberlain, Jaclyn Smith, Anthony Quayle, Donald Moffat, Yorgo Voyagis, Peter Vaughan, Denholm Elliott
Summary: He goes by the name of Jason Bourne, but he doesn't know who he really is, nor why he is so good at killing with cold-blooded efficiency, but he does know that some people will do anything to gun him down before he uncovers the mystery of his identity.
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Boxing Helena

Director: Jennifer Lynch
Writer: Jennifer Lynch
Actor: Julian Sands, Sherilyn Fenn, Bill Paxton, Art Garfunkel, Betsy Clark, Nicolette Scorsese, Meg Register, Kurtwood Smith
Screenplay: PN1997 .B7218 1990
Summary: A surgeon is obsessed with a woman who scorns his advances. After a car strikes her and runs over her legs, the surgeon imprisons her in his home and amputates her limbs in a twisted attempt to make her love him.
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Director: Mark Herman
Writer: Mark Herman
Actor: Vera Farmiga, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend, David Hayman, Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon, Amber Beattie, Sheila Hancock, Richard Johnson, Jim Norton
Summary: Set in Poland during World War II. Innocent and naive 8-year-old Bruno is bored and restless in his new home. Ignoring his mother, he sets off on an adventure in the woods. He comes across a high fence which separates him from the people he can see through it. Soon he meets a young boy in striped pajamas, and a surprising friendship develops.
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Boyfriends and Girlfriends

L'Ami de mon amie

Director: Eric Rohmer
Writer: Eric Rohmer
Summary: Set outside Paris, the film follows the lives and loves of two very different young women.
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Director: Richard Linklater
Writer: Richard Linklater
Actor: Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .B69 2014a
Summary: A story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a boy named Mason, who ages from six to eighteen years old on screen. The film was shot intermittently over a twelve-year period from May 2002 to October 2013, showing the growth of Mason and his older sister, Samantha, to adulthood.
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The Boys in Company C

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Writer: Rick Natkin, Sidney J. Furie
Actor: Stan Shaw, Andrew Stevens, R. Lee Ermey, James Canning, Michael Lembeck
Summary: When five soldiers in Vietnam become disheartened by their experiences, they are told they can spend the rest of their tour playing exhibition soccer games if they defeat a rival team.
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The Boys of St. Vincent

Director: John N. Smith
Writer: Sam Grana, John N. Smith, Des Walsh
Actor: Henry Czerny, Johnny Morina, Brian Dooley, Philip Dinn, Brian Dodd
Summary: A story of sexual abuse at an orphanage, reopened after years of concealment. The abuser is now married and has two children, and has to face the charges amid a circus of publicity.
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Boys Town

Director: Norman Taurog
Writer: John Meehan, Dore Schary
Actor: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull, Leslie Fenton, Gene Reynolds
Summary: Story of Father Flanagan and his founding of Boys Town, a home for juvenile delinquents.
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Boyz N the Hood

Director: John Singleton
Writer: John Singleton
Actor: Larry Fishburne, Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Tyra Ferrell, Anglea Bassett, Meta King, Whitman Mayo
Screenplay: PN1997 .B722 1990
Summary: Three friends struggle to survive in South Central Los Angeles where friendship, pain, danger and love form a true picture of life in 'the hood.'
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Bram Stoker's Dracula

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writer: James V.Hart
Actor: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves, Richard E. Grant, Cary Elwes, Bill Campbell, Sadie Frost, Tom Waits
Summary: The tortured journey of the devastatingly seductive Transylvanian Prince as he moves from Eastern Europe to 19th century London in search of his reincarnated long-lost love.
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Director: Michael Elliott
Writer: Henrik Ibsen, Michael Meyer
Actor: Patrick McGoohan, Peter Sallis
Summary: An uncompromising and ultimately tortured priest forces those around him to accept the only true path to God, including the residents of the village in which he was born. Through his fanatic beliefs he manages to cause the death of his wife, lose his son and eventually get exiled and stoned by the villagers.
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Director: Mel Gibson
Writer: Randall Wallace
Actor: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Catherine McCormack, Angus McFadyen, Brendan Gleeson, David O'Hara, Ian Bannen, James Cosmo, Brian Cox, Tommy Flanagan, Peter Hanly, Stephen Billington, Gerard McSorley, John Kavanagh, Alun Armstrong
Screenplay: PN1997 .B72235 1994
Summary: In the intersection of history and legend lies the story of William Wallace, who led his nation into battle against the English in the years around 1300.
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Breaking and Entering

Director: Anthony Minghella
Writer: Anthony Minghella
Actor: Jude Law, Juliette Binoche, Robin Wright
Summary: Will and Sandy are two architects working on a major urban renewal project in the King's Cross section of London. The area is unsafe and not ready for such a project and is best known as a place to pick up prostitutes or buy drugs. Will and Sandy move their offices into a nearby vacant warehouse. Will and his girlfriend Liv have to deal with her behaviorally challenged thirteen year old daughter. At the same time Will has to deal with constant burglaries at his new office. One night, he spots Miro trying to break into the building. He chases Miro to his run down apartment block and watches as he returns home to his mother, Amira. Soon, Will 'meets' Amira and they begin an affair. Amira quickly learns that Will holds the key to her son's future.
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Breaking Away

Director: Peter Yates
Writer: Steve Tesich
Actor: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley, Barbara Barrie, Paul Dooley, Robyn Douglass
Screenplay: PN1997 .B734 1978
Summary: The Academy Award winning comedy about an idealistic young man and his friends and their pursuit to find jobs and a purpose to life in their hometown of Bloomington, Indiana.
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A bout de souffle

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Writer: Jean-Luc Godard
Actor: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Liliane David, Daniel Boulanger, Jean-Pierre Melville, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, François Truffaut
Screenplay: PN1997 .A23 1987, PN1997 .B758 1982
Summary: A small-time hood kills a policeman and tries to leave France, but his American girlfriend betrays him to the police and he gets killed trying to escape.
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Brian's Song

Director: Buzz Kulik
Writer: William Blinn
Actor: James Caan, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Warden, Shelley Fabares, Judy Pace
Screenplay: PN1997 .B7587 1972
Summary: A drama about the deep friendship between Gale Sayers, black halfback for the Chicago Bears, and his white teammate, Brian Piccolo, who died of cancer in 1970.
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Director: Rian Johnson
Writer: Rian Johnson
Actor: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lukas Haas, Emilie de Ravin
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .B752 2010
Summary: Brendon Frye is a loner, someone who always knows all the angles but has chosen to stay on the outside. When the girl he loves turns up dead, he is determined to find the 'who' and 'why'.
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The Bride

Director: Franc Roddam
Writer: Lloyd Fonvielle
Actor: Sting, Jennifer Beals, Geraldine Page, Clancy Brown, Anthony Higgins
Screenplay: PN1997 .B75893 1984
Summary: Remake of the Bride of Frankenstein, with a twist. This time the bride is beautiful and intelligent, and the doctor might be falling in love with her.
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Brideshead Revisited

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Charles Sturridge
Writer: John Mortimer, Derek Granger, Charles Sturridge
Actor: Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, Diana Quick, Laurence Olivier, Claire Bloom
Summary: Spans three decades from the early twenties to World War II in Charles Ryder's relationship with the wild and eccentric Sebastian Flyte and the aristocratic Marchmain family.
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The Bridge on the River Kwai

Director: David Lean
Writer: Michael Wilson, Carl Foreman
Actor: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald, Ann Sears, Geoffrey Horne
Screenplay: PN1997 .B7592
Summary: British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy.
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Bridge to Terabithia

Director: Gabor Csupo
Writer: Jeff Stockwell, Hal Lieberman
Actor: Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Robert Patrick, Bailee Madison, Zooey Deschanel
Summary: Jesse Aarons is in the 5th grade and has trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school. He becomes upset when new classmate Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and some other striking differences, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia where they rule as king and queen. It is a land filled with monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants. This friendship helps Jesse cope with a tragedy that makes him realize what Leslie taught him.
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A Bridge Too Far

Director: Richard Attenborough
Writer: William Goldman
Actor: Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Edward Fox, Elliott Gould, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Hardy Kruger, Laurence Olivier, Ryan O'Neal, Robert Redford, Maximilian Schell, Liv Ullmann
Screenplay: PN1997 .B75922 1976
Summary: In September 1944, flush with success after the Normandy Invasion, the Allies launched Operation Market Garden, a wild scheme intended to put an early end to World War II by invading Germany and smashing the Reich's war plants.
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Brief Encounter

Director: David Lean
Writer: Noel Coward, Anthony Havelock-Allan, David Lean, Ronald Neame
Actor: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey, Cyril Raymond, Everly Gregg, Marjorie Mars, Margaret Barton
Screenplay: PN1997 .B7595 1984
Summary: Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson star as middle-class suburbanites whose casual friendship evolves into a passionate yearning for each other. But as their affections grow stronger, they must face a difficult decision that will affect both of their lives forever.
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British Agent

Director: Michael Curtiz
Writer: Laird Doyle
Actor: Leslie Howard, Kay Francis, William Gargan, Phillip Reed, Irving Pichel, Ivan Simpson, Halliwell Hobbes, J. Carroll Naish, Walter Byron, Cesar Romero
Summary: It is 1917 and the Russian Revolution is sweeping the country. Elena has dedicated her life to the Cause as personified by Lenin. But during a street riot her life is saved by Stephen Locke an unofficial diplomatic agent for England. The two, although dedicated to opposing causes, fall for each other. But Elena learns that Locke is wanted by the secret police for his revolutionary activities and she is ordered to obtain evidence of Locke's scheming.
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The Broadway Melody

Director: Harry Beaumont
Writer: Norman Houston, James Gleason, Earl Baldwin
Actor: Charles King, Anita Page, Bessie Love
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: The Broadway Melody offers snarky, wiseacre humor, and effervescent charm. The Mahoney Sisters are successful singers in the boondocks, and now they've come to New York for the big time. Hank (Henrietta) is the smart one, while Queenie is the beautiful one--as Hank's fiance Eddie Kearns says, they're 'a coupla swell kids.' Songwriter Eddie gets the girls a part in a revue featuring his song, 'The Broadway Melody.' Eddie, long engaged to Hank, falls for Queenie, whom he hasn't seen since she was a little girl. But Eddie and Queenie are both devoted to Hank, so Queenie gives in to the wooing of one of the show's rich backers, so as not to come between Hank and Eddie. This only causes more trouble, because both Hank and Eddie know exactly what kind of danger Queenie is courting by putting herself in a playboy's hands.
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Brokeback Mountain

Director: Ang Lee
Writer: Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana
Actor: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Linda Cardellini, Anna Faris, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .B75 2005, PN1997.2 .B75 2003, PN1997.2 .B75 2006
Summary: It's 1963, a time in the United States when life was simple, straightforward and the lines between the sexes and sex roles were crisply drawn and severely delineated. Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist find themselves thrown together when they are hired to tend sheep in the remote area of Brokeback Mountain, Wyoming. Because of the job, the two are forced to spend many hours together alone in the wild. Ennis and Jack are inexorably drawn to each other through their proximity, loneliness and through a shared lack of tenderness and emotion in their lives and are emotionally, physically and psychically bonded to each other almost from the start.
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Broken Flowers

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Writer: Jim Jarmusch
Actor: Bill Murray, Julie Delpy, Heather Alicia Simms, Brea Frazier, Jeffrey Wright, Jessica Lange
Summary: Confirmed bachelor Don has just been dumped by his latest lover, Sherry. Don begins to resign himself to being alone and left to his own devices. However, he becomes compelled to reflect on his past when he receives a mysterious pink letter by mail. It is
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Brother Sun, Sister Moon

Fratello Sole, Sorella Luna

Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Writer: Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Kenneth Ross
Actor: Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker, Alec Guinness, Leigh Lawson, Kenneth Cranham, Lee Montague, Valentina Cortese, Michael Feast, Nicholas Willatt
Summary: A compelling, insightful look at the early years of Francis of Assisi, who abandoned a life of wealth and comfort to seek a spiritual union with the world.
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Brothers of the Head

Director: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe
Writer: Tony Grisoni
Actor: Harry Treadaway, Luke Treadaway, Sean Harris, Bryan Dick, Tania Emery, Jonathan Pryce, Jane Horrocks, John Simm
Summary: Grappling with impossible love, artistic rivalry, and a dark inner life, the conjoined twins Tom and Barry Howe embrace their freakishness and spit it back in the form of searing Punk Rock in this mind-bending pseudo documentary.
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The Browning Version

Director: Anthony Asquith
Writer: Terence Rattigan
Actor: Michael Redgrave, Jean Kent, Nigel Patrick, Ronald Howard, Brian Smith, Wilfred Hyde White
Summary: Andrew Crocker-Harris, an embittered, middle-aged schoolmaster ... begins to feel that his life has been a failure. Diminished by poor health, a crumbling marriage, and the derision of his pupils, the once brilliant scholar is compelled to reexamine his life when a young student offers an unexpected gesture of kindness. ... a classic of British realism.
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The Brute

El Bruto

Director: Luis Bunuel
Writer: Luis Alcoriza, Luis Bunuel
Actor: Pedro Armendaariz, Katy Jurado, Andraes Soler, Rosita Arenas
Summary: A slow-witted but strong slaughterhouse worker who is hired by a slumlord to break a tenant strike accidentally kills one of the strike leaders. He is then drawn into a doomed affair with the landlord's wife.
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Brute Force

Director: Jules Dassin
Writer: Richard Brooks
Actor: Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Yvonne DeCarlo, Ann Blyth, Ella Raines, Anita Colby, Sam Levene, Howard Duff, Art Smith, Jeff Corey, Whit Bissell
Summary: Joe Collins, along with his fellow inmates, live under the heavy thumb of the sadistic, power-tripping guard Captain Munsey. Only Collins's dreams of escape keep him going, but how can he possibly bust out of Munsey's chains.
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Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writer: Coleman Hough
Actor: Debbie Doebereiner, Dustin Ashley, Misty Wilkins, Decker Moody, K
Summary: A bizarre love triangle is born at a doll factory in a small Midwestern town.
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The Bucket List

Director: Rob Reiner
Writer: Justin Zackham
Actor: Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd, Alfonso Freeman, Rowena King, Rob Morrow
Summary: Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers have nothing in common, except they both have been diagnosed with terminal illnesses. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to make a Bucket List of all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die. In the process of completing the list, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find the joy in life.
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The Buddy Holly Story

Director: Steve Rash
Writer: Robert Gittler
Actor: Gary Busey, Don Stroud, Charles Martin Smith, Conrad Janis, William Jordan
Screenplay: PN1997 .B7873 1977
Summary: Biography of 50's rock musician. Includes 12 of Holly's orginal hits.
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Buffalo Soldiers

Director: Gregor Jordan
Writer: Robert O'Connor, Eric Weiss, Nora Maccoby, Gregor Jordan
Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Anna Paquin, Gabriel Mann, Leon Robinson, Sheik Mahmud-Bey, Dean Stockwell, Elizabeth McGovern
Summary: Crooked U.S. soldiers are stationed on an American Army base in West Germany during the waning days of the cold war. Special Fourth Class Elwood guards against the Soviets while on duty, and rips off the U.S. military while off duty. Elwood runs a profitable black-market business that operates just below the official radar. One day, he and his gang uncover some loot that will land them some real money - high-tech military weaponry. As they try to quietly offload the stuff, the new sergeant catches on to the nefarious deeds and sets out to put him out of business.
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Director: Barry Levinson
Writer: James Toback
Actor: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Joe Mantegna
Screenplay: PN1997 .B789 1990
Summary: Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel is a brilliant and violent gangster who leaves behind his criminal empire in New York to run the powerful rackets in Los Angeles. But his tumultuous affair with a Hollywood starlet inspires him to build something even bigger than his growing infamy. By doing this, he enrages his criminal backers. Bugsy will go to any length to see his dream realized, even if it costs him his life.
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The Builder

Director: Rick Alverson
Writer: Rick Alverson, Colm O'Leary
Actor: Colm O'Leary
Summary: An Irish immigrant carpenter from coastal Queens sets off for the New York countryside to construct a reproduction of an early American cape house. But, soon the protagonist finds himself overcome by an inexplicable fatigue. Debts and expectations mount alongside the crudest and most naive of deceptions, that of both self and of family. As the chasm grows the Builder finds himself confronted by the unnerving ambivalence of the world around him.
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Bullets or Ballots

Director: William Keighley
Writer: Seton I. Miller
Actor: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Blondell, Barton MacLane, Humphrey Bogart, Frank McHugh, Joseph King, Richard Purcell, George E. Stone, Joseph Crehan, Henry O'Neill
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: A disgraced New York detective joins a racketeer's payroll and sets the syndicate up for a fall.
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Director: Peter Yates
Writer: Alan R. Trustman, Harry Kleiner
Actor: Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset, Don Gordon, Robert Duvall, Simon Oakland, Norman Fell, Georg Stanford Brown, Justin Tarr, Carl Reindel, Felice Orlandi, Victor Tayback, John Aprea, Robert Lipton, Ed Peck, Pat Renella, Paul Genge, Al Checco
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks, PN1997 .B7925 1968
Summary: A star witness in a controversial court case is murdered and the police detective assigned to guard him goes after the killers himself.
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Bully (2001)

Director: Larry Clark
Writer: David McKenna, Roger Pullis
Actor: Brad Renfro, Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner, Michael Pitt, Leo Fitzpatrick, Nick Stahl
Summary: After finding himself at the constant abuse of his best friend Bobby, Marty has become fed up with his friend's twisted ways. His girlfriend, a victim of Bobby's often cruel ways, couldn't agree more and they strategize murdering Bobby, with a group of willing and unwilling participants in a small Florida town. In the midst of their plotting, they find themselves contemplating with the possible aftermath of what could happen.
Review: It wasn’t until later in life until famed photographer Larry Clark’s brought infatuation with the drug-addled, oversexed youth of America into motion pictures as a director. But the work was stilling striking in its contemporary vitality, reaching its peak with this haunting dark comedy. In between drinking binges, a group of aimless friends decide to spice up their lives and kill one of their own. The crime is committed partly out of revenge, but mostly out of boredom.
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Burnt by the Sun

Utomlyonnye solntsem

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Writer: Rustam Ibragimbekov, Nikita Mikhalkov
Actor: Oleg Menchikov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Nadya Mikhalkov
Summary: Nikita Mikhalkov directs and stars as Colonel S. Kotov, a hero of the Revolution, who is spending the summer in the country with his young daughter (Mikhalkov's real-life daughter), his wife and her eccentric family. But when his wife's childhood love suddenly appears, the idyllic summer day takes a surprising turn. A lyrical film filled with beauty and warmth, it is also an indelible account of a man dedicated to family and fatherland, cruelly destroyed by political paranoia.
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Burnt Offerings

Director: Dan Curtis
Writer: William F. Nolan, Dan Curtis
Actor: Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Burgess Meredith, Eileen Heckart, Lee Montgomery, Dub Taylor, Bette Davis
Summary: Finding it hard to believe they rented a sprawling country mansion for $900, a family soon finds themselves surrounded by an evil, hypnotic, occult force that feeds on torture, fear and murder.
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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Director: Yves Simoneau
Writer: Daniel Giat
Actor: Aidan Quinn, Adam Beach, August Schellenberg, J.K. Simmons, Eric Schweig, Wes Studi, Colm Feore, Gordon Tootoosis, Shaun Johnston, Nathan Chasing Horse, Eddie Spears, Lee Tergesen, Holly Bird, Fred Thompson, Anna Paquin
Summary: By 1876, most of the nation's American Indians had been forcibly relocated to reservation land. In the Dakota Territory, Red Cloud had settled his people on the great Sioux Reservation, becoming wards of the government. Other Sioux leaders saw this as defeat and continued to live in the traditional way, with legendary resistance. Then an economic depression struck, and gold was discovered in the Black Hills--on Sioux land. In this film, the lives of Charles Eastman-a Dartmouth-educated, Sioux doctor; Senator Henry Dawes-member of the Committee on Indian Affairs; and Sitting Bull intersect in a manner that seems fated. The question that faces the government and the Sioux seems to leave two answers: assimilation versus extermination? It is answered by the assassination of Sitting Bull and the massacre of hundreds of Indian men, women, and children by the 7th Cavalry at Wounded Knee Creek on Dec. 29, 1890.
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Director: George Roy Hill
Writer: William Goldman
Actor: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Jeff Corey, Henry Jones, Strother Martin, George Furth, Cloris Leachman, Ted Cassidy, Kenneth Mars
Screenplay: PN1997 .B88 1968, PS3557.O384 A6 1995, PN1997.A1 B36 1986
Summary: The Sundance Kid is the frontier's fastest gun. His partner, Butch Cassidy is always dreaming up new ways to get rich fast. If only they could blow open a baggage car without also blowing up the money-filled safe inside. So Butch and Sundance pack their guns, put on new duds, and, with Sundance's girlfriend, head down to Bolivia.
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Director: Harold Pinter
Writer: Simon Gray
Actor: Alan Bates, Jessica Tandy, Michael Byrne, Georgina Hale, Susan Engel, Richard O'Callaghan
Summary: Butley, a professor at a London University, finds out that his wife wants a divorce, his boyfriend is leaving him and his untalented colleague is getting a book published all in one day.
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By Love Possessed

Director: John Sturges
Writer: Charles Schnee
Actor: Carroll O'Connor, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Jason Robards, Lana Turner, Thomas Mitchell, George Hamilton
Summary: A drama of passion and propriety, as blue-blooded pillars of a small New England town must face their defiant son's increasingly rebellious behavior.
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Director: Bob Fosse
Writer: Jay Presson Allen
Actor: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey, Marisa Berenson
Screenplay: PN1997 .C16 1984
Summary: An egocentric American girl dreams of becoming a star while working in a third-rate Berlin cabaret.
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Cabin in the Sky

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Writer: Joseph Schrank
Actor: Ethel Waters, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong, Rex Ingram
Summary: The fable of rascally Little Joe, torn between the love of his good wife Petunia and the wiles of good-time bad girl Georgia Brown ... and caught in a tug-of-war between emissaries from the Lord and Satan.
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Cadillac Records

Director: Darnell Martin
Writer: Darnell Martin
Actor: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Gabrielle Union, Columbus Short, Cedric the Entertainer, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Eamonn Walker, Mos Def, Beyonce Knowles
Summary: Chess Records was located on the south side of Chicago. In 1947, it began recording blues music with Muddy Waters and Little Walter. This eventually gave birth to rock and roll in 1955 with Chuck Berry. Record producer Leonard Chess has an ear for this different type of music and believes he can cash in by signing up new talent such as songwriter Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, and Etta James. Chess makes all of his artists part of his family and takes care of them. This is not easy since they spend a small fortune on booze, drugs, and the high life. When Chuck Berry goes to jail, Leonard is able to find another talented performer, Etta James, to take his place. In the late sixties, as their music goes out of favor, Leonard Chess gets out of the record business.
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Caesar and Cleopatra

Director: Gabriel Pascal
Writer: George Bernard Shaw
Actor: Vivien Leigh, Claude Rains, Stewart Granger, Flora Robson
Screenplay: PN1997.A1 S44 1980
Summary: Cleopatra hasn't been on the throne of the pharoahs of Egypt very long when Julius Caesar pays a visit. Caesar finds the prospect of romance more tempting than he expected, since Cleopatra is a rare woman who is bright as well as beautiful. And for Cleopatra, a friendly relationship with the most powerful man in the world may pay dividends in the future.
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Director: John Cromwell
Writer: Virginia Kellogg, Bernard C. Schoenfeld
Actor: Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby, Hope Emerson, Betty Garde, Jan Sterling
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: 19 year-old Marie is sent to prison for being an accomplice in a robbery. When a prison head takes sympathy on her and tries to help, a cruel matron steps in and breaks her efforts.
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The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial

Director: Robert Altman
Writer: Herman Wouk
Actor: Brad Davis, Eric Bogosian, Jeff Daniels
Summary: Set in early 1945, during the height of World War II, it involves the court-martial of Lt. Maryk for relieving Lt. Cmdr. Queeg of command of the destroyer U.S.S. Caine at the height of a storm. Lt. Greenwald, the defense attorney, is forced to mount a defense on behalf of Lt. Maryk, despite being a bit ambivalent towards his client.
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California Split

Director: Robert Altman
Writer: Joseph Walsh
Actor: George Segal, Elliot Gould, Gwen Welles, Ann Prentiss, Edward Walsh, Bert Remsen
Summary: Keeping one step ahead of their bookie, two L.A. gamblers embark on a winning streak that takes them to Reno, Nevada, where they enter a high-stakes poker game against the legendary Amarillo Slim.
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Director: Tinto Brass
Writer: Gore Vidal
Actor: Malcolm McDowell, Teresa Ann Savoy, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud
Summary: ... movie is Caligula, the epic story of Rome's mad Emperor. All the details of his cruel, bizarre reign are revealed right here: His marriage to Rome's most infamous prostitute, his fiendishly inventive means of disposing those who would oppose him, and more.
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Call Northside 777

Director: Henry Hathaway
Writer: Jerome Cady, Jay Dratler
Actor: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker, Betty Garde, Kasia Orzazewski, Joanne de Bergh, Howard Smith, Moroni Olsen, John McIntire, Paul Harvey
Summary: A Chicago reporter finds himself stuck in a decade-old murder investigation when he follows a newspaper ad offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer.
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Writer: Dorothy Kingsley, Charles Lederer
Actor: Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Juliet Prowse, Marcel Dalio, Leon Belasco
Summary: The owner of Montmartre's most notorious nightspot, the Cafe Le Bal Du Paradis, Simone Pistache spends a great deal of her time in court, thanks to the banning of that "lewd and lascivious" dance, the Can-Can.
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A Canterbury Tale

Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Writer: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Actor: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, John Sweet, Esmond Knight, Charles Hawtrey, Hay Petrie, George Merritt, Edward Rigby, Freda Jackson, Betty Jardine, Eliot Makeham, Harvey Golden, Leonard Smith, James Tamsitt, David Todd
Summary: During a blackout, three train passengers arrive at Chillingbourne in Kent. Londoner Alison Smith is feisty representative of the Women's Land Army (aka the 'land girls'). Bob Johnson is an American soldier whose intended destination was Canterbury. Peter Gibbs is a classical music student who worked in peacetime as a cinema organist. As they make their way through the village, Alison has something poured on to her hair by an unseen attacker. She is the latest victim of the Glue Man, a nocturnal rogue who harasses young women who date American soldiers. She, along with Bob and Peter, vow to track him down. Ostensibly a mystery, the film is principally a portrait of the bucolic English countryside during wartime.
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Director: Bennett Miller
Writer: Dan Futterman
Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins, Jr., Bruce Greenwood, Bob Balaban, Mark Pellegrino, Chris Cooper
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .C36 2006
Summary: In 1959, Truman Capote was a popular writer for The New Yorker. He learns about the horrific and senseless murder of a family of four in Halcomb, Kansas. Inspired by the story, Capote and his partner, Harper Lee, travel to the town to do research for an article. However, as Capote digs deeper into the story, he is inspired to expand the project into what would be his greatest work, 'In Cold Blood.' He arranges extensive interviews with the convicted killers, especially with Perry Smith. However, his feelings of compassion for Perry conflicts with his need for closure for his book which only an execution can provide. That conflict and the mixed motives for both interviewer and subject make for a troubling experience that would produce a literary account that would redefine modern non-fiction.
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Captains and the Kings

Director: Douglas Heyes, Allen Reisner
Writer: Douglas Heyes, Taylor Caldwell, Elinor Karpf, Steven Karpf
Actor: Richard Jordan, Perry King, Patty Duke, Ray Bolger, Henry Fonda, Charles Durning
Summary: Joseph Armagh is a poor Irish immigrant who is determined to create a better life for his family. He arrives in America in the mid-19th century. Through personal struggle, heartache and perseverance, he becomes one the the wealthest and most powerful men in the country. With each success his arrogance grows in his determination to ensure the ultimate success for his son. Home use only.
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Captains Courageous

Director: Victor Fleming
Writer: Peter Viertel, James Bridges, Burt Kennedy
Actor: Freddie Bartholomew, Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas, Charley Grapewin, Mickey Rooney
Screenplay: PN1997 .C2651c 1937
Summary: When a rich brat falls overboard at sea, he's rescued by a Portuguese fishing boat, and eventually forms a bond with one of the crewmen.
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Director: Hector Babenco
Writer: Hector Babenco, Fernando Bonassi, Victor Navas
Actor: Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, Milton Gonçalves, Rodrigo Santoro, Maria Luisa Mendonça, Caio Blat, Gero Camilo
Summary: Set in São Paulo's House of Detention, locally known as Carandiru. An oncologist arrives at the jail to test patients for HIV infection. Seeing the disease, overcrowding, and rampant circulation of drugs, the doctor comes to realize the internal power structure among the prisoners. Narratives develop, including the attempted murder of Dagger, the solitary confinement of Chico, and the romance between Lady Di and Too Bad. The doctor eventually begins to see the prisoners as survivors. Culminates with a violent conclusion: a dramatization of the October 2, 1992 prison riot known as the Carandiru Massacre, in which 111 prisoners are killed.
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Carlito's Way

Director: Brian De Palma
Writer: David Koepp
Actor: Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller
Summary: After getting out of jail, a Puerto Rican drug lord wants to go straight, but his cohorts in the New York Underworld won't let him.
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Carnal Knowledge

Director: Mike Nichols
Writer: Jules Feiffer
Actor: Jack Nicholson, Candice Bergen, Arthur Garfunkel, Ann-Margret, Rita Moreno, Cynthia O'Neal, Carol Kane
Screenplay: PN1997 .C3486
Summary: Examines the sexual triumphs and disasters of two American men as it traces their lives from college days to middle age.
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Director: Henry King
Writer: Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron
Actor: Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell, Barbara Ruick, Claramae Turner, Robert Rounseville, Gene Lockhart, Audrey Christie, Susan Luckey, William LeMassena, John Dehner, Jacques D'Amboise
Summary: Billy Bigelow , a smooth-talking carny man, falls in love with a millworker. Tragedy strikes these star-crossed lovers and their journey is not easy.
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The Carpetbaggers

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Writer: John Michael Hayes
Actor: George Peppard, Alan Ladd, Bob Cummings, Martha Hyer, Elizabeth Ashley, Lew Ayres, Martin Balsam, Ralph Taeger, Archie Moore, Carroll Baker
Summary: A depiction of the wild life in Tinseltown's early days. A story about the ruthless tycoon who built a multi-million dollar empire. Includes a striptease performance atop a glittering chandelier that helped to break the Production Code.
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Carrie (1951)

Director: William Wyler
Writer: Ruth Goetz, Augustus Goetz
Actor: Laurence Olivier, Jennifer Jones, Miriam Hopkins, Eddie Albert, Basil Ruysdael, Ray Teal, Barry Kelley, Sara Berner, William Regnolds
Summary: A beautiful young woman leaves her family in a small rural town and heads to Chicago, where she becomes romantically involved with a commitment-shy salesman and a married restaurant manager. This is the extended version, containing one deleted scene (scene 16: 'Destitute', 3 min.).
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Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese
Actor: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods, Don Rickles, Alan King, Kevin Pollak
Screenplay: PN1997 .C36 1994
Summary: In an era of over-the-top glitz, Sam 'Ace' Rothstein is riding high as front man for the Mob's multi-billion-dollar Las Vegas operation. To protect their 'investment,' the bosses send in Ace's boyhood pal, hot-headed enforcer Nicky Santoro. It's a winning hand: Ace's brain and Nicky's muscle--until sexy wild card Ginger McKenna turns up the heat.
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Castle Keep

Director: Sydney Pollack
Writer: Daniel Taradash, David Rayfiel
Actor: Burt Lancaster, Patrick O'Neal, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Scott Wilson, Tony Bill, Al Freeman, James Patterson, Bruce Dern, Michael Conrand, Caterina Boratto, Astrid Heeren, Peter Falk
Summary: Toward the end of World War II, a small company of American GI's occupy an ancient castle. Their commander has an affair with the countess in resident. One guy falls in love with a Volkswagon. A baker among them moves in with another baker's wife. A group of shell shocked holy rollers wander the bombed out streets. A GI art historian tries vainly to protect the castle and its masterpieces.
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Casualties of War

Director: Brian De Palma
Writer: David Rabe
Actor: Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, Don Harvey, John C. Reilly, John Leguizamo, Thuy Thu Le
Summary: Based on the true story of a squad of soldiers caught in the moral quagmire of wartime Vietnam. Witness to a vile crime, Private Ericksson (Michael J. Fox) is forced to stand alone against his fellow soldiers and commanding officer Sergeant Meserve (Sean Penn). Master filmmaker Brian DePalma creates a devastating and unforgettable tale of one man's quest for sanity and justice amidst the chaos of war.
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Director: Richard Brooks
Writer: Richard Brooks, James Poe
Actor: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Judith Anderson, Jack Carson
Summary: A story of deception which is destroying a patriarchal Southern family as its' members gather for the imminent demise of their 'Big Daddy.'
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Catch Me If You Can

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Jeff Nathanson
Actor: Leonardo Dicaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye, Amy Adams, James Brolin, Brian Howe, Frank John Hughes, Steve Eastin, Chris Ellis, John Finn, Jennifer Garner, Nancy Lenehan, Ellen Pompeo
Screenplay: PN1997.C38 C38 2002
Summary: Based on the autobiography of a brilliant young master of deception and the FBI agent hot on his trail. Frank W. Abagnale, Jr. passed himself off as a pilot, a lawyer, and a doctor all before his 21st birthday.
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Director: Mike Nichols
Writer: Buck Henry
Actor: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel, Jack Gilford, Buck Henry, Bob Newhart, Anthony Perkins, Paula Prentiss, Martin Sheen, Jon Voight, Orson Welles
Screenplay: PN1997 .C3835 1968
Summary: The story of a group of fliers in the Mediterranean during World War II.
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Catfish in Black Bean Sauce

Director: Chi Muoi Lo
Writer: Chi Muoi Lo
Actor: Paul Winfield, Mary Alice, Chi Muoi Lo, Kieu Chinh, Lauren Tom, Sanaa Lathan, Tzi Ma, George Wallace, Tyler Christopher
Summary: Mai and Dwayne were refugee children in Vietnam when Harold and Dee Williams, an African-American couple living in Los Angeles, adopted them. Now that the children are adults, they remain close to their parents, especially Dwayne. Mai announces that she's located their birth mother, Thahn, and she's flying her to L.A. Dee takes the news hard: she sees herself being replaced. Harold is more sanguine, and Dwayne pretends to be indifferent. When Thahn arrives, tensions reach the breaking point between everyone.
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Director: Marcel Pagnol
Writer: Marcel Pagnol
Actor: Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Orane Demazis, Fernand Charpin
Summary: Honoré Panisse is dying, cheerfully, with friends, wife, and son at his side. He confesses to the priest in front of his friends; he insists that the doctor be truthful. But, he cannot bring himself to tell his son Cesariot that his real father is Marius, the absent son of César, Cesariot's godfather. Panisse leaves that to Fanny, the lad's mother. Dissembling that he's off to see a friend, Cesariot then seeks Marius, now a mechanic in Toulon. Posing as a journalist, Cesariot spends time with Marius and leaves believing tales he is a petty thief. Only after the truth comes out can Marius, Fanny, César, and Cesariot step beyond the falsehoods, benign though they may be.
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The Champ

Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Writer: Walter Newman
Actor: Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder
Summary: The story of an ex-boxing champion managing to support his son while training for his comeback. He also fights a custody battle that continues until the Champ returns to the ring, where he wins--and loses.
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The Champion

Director: Mark Robson
Writer: Carl Foreman
Actor: Kirk Douglas, Marilyn Maxwell, Arthur Kennedy, Paul Stewart, Luis Van Rooten, Harry Shannon, John Day, Ruth Roman, Lola Albright
Summary: An unscrupulous boxer pursues professional success and sexual gratification, at any cost.
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Changeling (2008)

Director: Clint Eastwood
Writer: J. Michael Straczynski
Actor: Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan, Michael Kelly, Colm Feore, Jason Butler Harner, Amy Ryan, Geoff Pierson, Denis O'Hare, Frank Wood, Peter Gerety, Reed Birney
Summary: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, she begins to challenge the authorities and the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
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Director: Richard Attenborough
Writer: William Boyd, Bryan Forbes, William Goldman
Actor: Robert Downey, Jr, Dan Aykroyd, Geraldine Chaplin, Kevin Dunn, Anthony Hopkins, Milla Jovovich
Summary: Portrays the life of Charlie Chaplin from his poverty-stricken childhood in England, to his friendships, his many wives and scandalous affairs, his acting career, and his relentless pursuit by J. Edgar Hoover.
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Charade (1953)

Director: Roy Kellino
Writer: James Mason, Pamela Mason
Actor: James Mason, Pamela Mason
Summary: Charade (1953) is a trilogy of tales about love and death performed, penned and produced by James and Pamela Mason. A lady artist falls for her mysterious subject; an Austrian officer is trapped in an unwinnable duel for a lady; and a maid enraptures a bored businessman who has abandoned his wealth.
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The Charge of the Light Brigade

Director: Tony Richardson
Writer: Charles Wood
Actor: Trevor Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Harry Andrews, Jill Bennett, David Hemmings
Summary: A satirical re-telling of tragic events during the Crimean War. 'British Captain Nolan is a devoted officer disgusted with his commander, Lord Cardigan. Lord Raglan is a foolish officer with misguided war strategies and a fading memory. Together, they are sent to Turkey in response to a Russian invasion. Driven by arrogance and ineptitude, they send hundreds of cavalry to certain death.
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Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Actor: Koji Yakusho, Ikeuchi Hiroyuki, Ren Ohsugi, Yoriko Douguchi, Jun Fubuki
Summary: A disgraced Tokyo detective finds himself embroiled in a tense struggle revolving around a gnarled, forbidding tree in a remote forest where all the other trees are dying or dead. Is the solitary tree rare, or a mutation?
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Director: Malcolm Needs
Writer: Malcolm Needs
Actor: Luke Goss, Steven Berkoff, Leslie Grantham, Anita Dobson, Marius Weyers
Summary: This electrifying true story chronicles the violent rise and fall of Charlie Richardson, England's most notorious gang leader.
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Chasing Amy

Director: Kevin Smith
Writer: Kevin Smith
Actor: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee, Dwight Ewell, Jason Mewes
Screenplay: PN1997 .C397 1995a
Summary: Holden thinks Alyssa is the woman of his dreams but she has someone a little different in mind--another woman. They share the kind of relationship they've been looking for all along and discover the confusing ups and downs of love, sex and friendship in the '90s.
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Chicken with Plums

Poulet aux prunes

Director: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud
Writer: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud
Actor: Matthieu Amalric, Edouard Baer, Maria de Medeiros, Golshifteh Farahani, Eric Caravaca, Chiara Mastroianni
Summary: Nasser-Ali Khan appears to care more about his career than his family, but there is more to him than just the surface. After his beloved violin breaks, he sets out to replace it with his son's help. But when he cannot replace the instrument, he decides that the only solution to his sorrow is death. As he lies in bed waiting to die, his wife provides him with delicacies, such as chicken and plums, to help him find a reason to live again. Along the way, the family explores life with a view of beauty and humor.
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Children of a Lesser God

Director: Randa Haines
Writer: Hesper Anderson, Mark Medoff
Actor: William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie, Philip Bosco, William D. Byrd, Frank Carter, John F. Cleary, Georgia Ann Cline
Summary: A love story about John Leeds, an idealistic special education teacher, and a headstrong deaf girl named Sarah. At first, Leeds sees Sarah as a teaching challenge. But soon their relationship blossoms into a love so passionate it shatters the barrier of silence that keeps them apart.
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Children of Men

Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Writer: Alfonso Cuaron, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby
Actor: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Charlie Hunnam, Claire-Hope Ashitey, Pam Ferris, Danny Huston, Peter Mullan, Michael Caine, Oana Pellea, Paul Sharma, Jacek Koman
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .C55 2004
Summary: Theo Faron is a bureaucrat in a Britain gone despotic. It is 2027 and the entire planet has gone infertile. Women no longer have babies, and chaos has erupted: war, rebellion, mass destruction, and a huge refugee problem, with the imposition of martial law. One day, Theo is kidnapped. His ex-wife Julian has a proposition for her former spouse, and because of their relationship, she thinks Theo will acquiesce. Theo is about to be tossed into a web of intrigue involving the very fate of humanity.
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Children of Paradise

Les Enfants du Paradis

Director: Marcel Carne
Writer: Jacques Prevert
Actor: Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur, Marcel Herrand, Pierre Renoir, Maria Casars, Louis Salou
Summary: Drama about the theater and the individuals that made the stage their life. Includes the love story of four men for one woman.
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Director: Roman Polanski
Writer: Robert Towne
Actor: Faye Dunaway, Jack Nicholson, John Hillerman, John Huston
Screenplay: PN1997 .C44 1997, PN1997 .C44, PN1997 .C441
Summary: A private detective finds himself in over his head as he takes on a case involving the most rich and powerful people in Chinatown.
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Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Writer: Robert Nelson Jacobs
Actor: Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Lena Olin, Johnny Depp, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugh O'Conor, John Wood, Peter Stormare, Victoire Thivisol, Aurelien Parent Koenig, Ron Cook, Elisabeth Commelin, Leslie Caron
Screenplay: PN1997 .C458 2000a, PN1997 .C4646 2000
Summary: Once upon a time, there was a quiet little village in the French countryside, whose people believed in Tranquilite - Tranquility. If you lived in this village, you understood what was expected of you. You knew your place in the scheme of things. And if you happened to forget, someone would help remind you. In this village, if you saw something you weren't supposed to see, you learned to look the other way. If perchance your hopes had been disappointed, you learned never to ask for more. So through good times and bad, famine and feast, the villagers held fast to their traditions. Until, one winter day, a sly wind blew in from the North.
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A Chorus Line

Director: Richard Attenborough
Writer: Arnold Schulman
Actor: Michael Douglas, Alyson Reed, Terrence Mann, Vicki Frederick, Nicole Fosse
Summary: In preparation for a Broadway musical, a group of aspiring stage performers is put through their paces by a veteran stage director using some singular techniques.
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A Christmas Carol (1938)

Director: Edwin L. Marin
Writer: Hugo Butler
Actor: Reginald Owen, Kathleen Lockhart, Gene Lockhart, Terry Kilburn, Barry MacKay
Summary: The timeworn Dickens' story about the old merchant Scrooge and how his own disappointments in life shape his view that both life and men are not worthy of his notice or concern.
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A Christmas Carol (1984)

Director: Clive Donner
Writer: Roger O. Hirson
Actor: George C. Scott, Nigel Davenport, Frank Finlay, Lucy Gutteridge, Angela Pleasence, Roger Rees, David Warner, Edward Woodward, Susannah York, Anthony Walters
Summary: Old Ebenezer Scrooge, the meanest miser in London, is visited one Christmas eve by three spirits who change his life forever. George C. Scott stars as Scrooge in this critically acclaimed version of Charles Dickens' holiday classic.
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Christmas in Connecticut

Director: Peter Godfrey
Writer: Lionel Houser, Adele Comandini
Actor: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, Reginald Gardiner, S.Z. Sakall, Robert Shayne
Summary: A famous food writer lies about living on a farm, raising her children and being a good cook. In reality she is an unmarried New Yorker who can't boil an egg. When her editor says she will spend Christmas with a heroic sailor, her job is on the line.
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A Christmas Tale

Un conte de Noel

Director: Arnaud Desplechin
Writer: Arnaud Desplechin, Emmanuel Bourdieu
Actor: Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Mathieu Amalric, Anne Consigny, Melvil Poupaud, Emmanuelle Devos, Chiara Mastroianni, Emile Berling, Hippolyte Girardot, Laurent Capelluto, Françoise Bertin, Samir Guesmi
Summary: Junon is the matriarch of the troubled Vuillard family, who come together at Christmas when they learn she needs a bone marrow transplant from a blood relative. The Vuillard's shared history of physical and mental illness, estrangement, self harm, and loss doesn't lead itself to the idea of a cheerful holiday season. Hopefully the Christmastime reunion, a scheme concocted by three of the youngest family members, will finally bring peace to their family.
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Chungking Express

Cung4 Hing3 Sam1 Lam4

Director: Kar-wai Wong
Writer: Kar-wai Wong
Actor: Brigitte Lin, Tony Leung, Faye Wong, Takeshi Kaneshiro
Summary: A greasy Hong Kong fast-food joint serves as the focal point for two off-kilter love stories about two cops, both told from multiple perspectives and exploring the fragility of human connections. Detective 223, dumped by his girlfriend, buys a can of pineapple every day which he will eat in a year, if she hasn't changed her mind and returned to him. Meanwhile, he falls in love with a bewigged drug smuggler. Detective 663, also dumped, falls for nutty counter girl Faye. Possibly unhinged by her habit of constantly listening to an ear-shattering rendition of 'California Dreamin',' Faye falls for him and begins sneaking into his apartment, rearranging the furniture, cleaning the place up and further weakening his already-shaky grasp on reality.
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Director: Wesley Ruggles
Writer: Howard Estabrook
Actor: Richard Dix, Irene Dunne, Estelle Taylor, Nance O'Neil, William Collier, Jr., Rosco Ates, George E. Stone, Stanley Fields, Robert McWade, Edna May Oliver, Nancy Dover, Eugene Jackson
Summary: A nation rising to greatness through the work of men and women, new country opening, raw land blossoming, crude towns growing into cities, territories becoming rich states. In 1889, President Harrison opened the vast Indian Oklahoma lands for white settlement--2,000,000 acres free for the taking, poor and rich pouring in, swarming the border, waiting for the starting gun, at noon, April 22nd ...'--Prologue from title screens. Cimarron is a sprawling western saga, an earnest tale about empire building, and a film of its time, which viewers should keep in mind. It follows the adventures Yancey Cravat, a lawyer and newspaperman from Wichita, who joins the Oklahoma Territory land rush in 1889. Soon he and his family are citizens of Osage. Beset by wanderlust, Yancey joins the Cherokee Strip land rush in 1893, leaving wife Sabra behind to run the newspaper and raise their son, Cimarron. by 1907, Yancey is back at home as Oklahoma becomes a state. During the oil boom, he refuses to join a scheme to cheat the Indians out of their oil rich land, and then disappears again. In 1929, Sabra is elected Oklahoma's first Congresswoman, Cimarron is married to an Indian princess, and Yancey still hasn't returned.
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Cinderella Man

Director: Ron Howard
Writer: Cliff Hollingsworth, Akiva Goldsman
Actor: Russell Crowe, Renee Zellweger, Paul Giamatti, Craig Bierko, Paddy Considine, Bruce McGill, David Huband
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .C56 2005, PN1997.2 .C56 2004
Summary: During the Great Depression, an everyday common-man hero, James J. Braddock was to become one of the most surprising sports legends in history. With the Depression going strong in the early 1930s, the impoverished ex-boxer was seemingly as broken-down and out-of-luck as the rest of the America. Driven by love and determination, he returned to the ring. He did not have much of a shot, but James was fueled by something beyond mere competition. He kept winning and suddenly, the ordinary working man became an icon who carried the hopes and dreams of the disenfranchised on his shoulders. Eventually, he rose through the ranks and went on to fight the heavyweight champ, the unstoppable Max Baer.
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Cinderella (1957)

Director: Ralph Nelson
Writer: Oscar Hammerstein, II
Actor: Julie Andrews, Howard Lindsay, Dorothy Stickney, Ilka Chase, Kaye Ballard, Alice Ghostley, Edie Adams, Jon Cypher, Robert Penn
Summary: The beautiful and young Cinderella finds her life of drudgery at the hands of her stepmother and two wicked stepsisters changed forever in one evening, thanks to a fairy godmother and a handsome prince.
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Cinema Paradiso

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Writer: Giuseppe Tornatore
Actor: Philippe Noiret, Jacques Perrin, Antonella Attili, Pupella Maggio, Salvatore Cascio
Summary: A filmmaker returns to his Sicilian hometown for the first time in 30 years and looks back on his life.
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Citizen Kane

Director: Orson Welles
Writer: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles
Actor: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead, Everett Sloane
Screenplay: PN1997.C512 C57 1971, PN1997 .C512, PN1997 .C512 1940, PN1997.A1 B364 1990
Summary: An all-powerful press magnate, Kane, dies in his fabulous castle Xanadu, his last word being 'Rosebud', which leads a reporter to seek the meaning behind the word and find the meaning of Kane. Prominant publisher, William Randolph Hearst, saw the film as a thinly disguised version of his career and attempted to suppress it.
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The City

La ciudad

Director: David Riker
Writer: David Riker
Actor: Anthony Rivera, Joe Rigano, Miguel Maldonado, Cipriano Garcia, Leticia Herrera, Jose Rabelo, Stephanie Viruet, Silvia Goiz, Antonio Peralta
Summary: Tells four stories about recent immigrants to New York City: a group of day-laborers scavenging for bricks; two teenagers from the same hometown who meet and fall in love; a homeless father who tries to enroll his daughter in school; and a garment worker who seeks justice in the sweatshops.
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City Lights

Director: Charles Chaplin
Writer: Charles Chaplin
Actor: Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers, Allan Garcia, Hank Mann
Summary: A tramp wins the love of a blind flower girl and attempts to obtain money from a millionaire to help her regain her sight.
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City of God

Cidade de Deus

Director: Fernando Meirelles, Katia Lund
Writer: Braulio Mantovani
Actor: Jefechander Suplino, Alice Braga, Emerson Gomes, Edson Oliveira, Michel De Souza Gomes, Roberta Rodrigues, Luis Otaavio, Mauraicio Marques, Gustavo Engracia, Matheus Nachtergaele, Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino Da Hora, Jonathan Haagensen, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva, Daniel Zettel, Seu Jorge
Summary: A tale of how crime affects the poor population of Rio de Janeiro. Though the narrative skips around in time, the main focus is on Cabeleira who formed a gang called the Tender Trio. He and his best friend, Bene, become crime lords over the course of a decade. When Bene is killed before he can retire, Little Ze attempts to take out his arch enemy, Sando Cenoura. But Sando and a young gangster named Manu form an alliance and begin a gang war with Little Ze. Amateur photographer Buscape, a good-natured boy who comically learns that he's not cut out to be a hoodlum, takes pictures of the brutal crime war, making their story famous.
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The City of Lost Children

La Cite des enfants perdus

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro
Writer: Gilles Adrien, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Actor: Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork, Judith Vittet, Dominique Pinon, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Genevieve Brunet, Odile Mallet, Mireille Mosse, Serge Merlin, Francois Hadji-Lazaro, Rufus, Ticky Holgado, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Joseph Lucien
Summary: This fantastically-twisted fairy tale is chock-full of curious characters and special effects. A sad and heartbroken madman, Krank, is aging prematurely because he can't dream. He kidnaps little children, hoping that eventually he will find a way to steal their sleeping thoughts. The story takes the form of a quest, as a sentimental harpooner-turned-fairground strongman, One, sets out to find his young brother on a dilapidated oil rig. He soon falls in love with the gutsy nine-year old girl (who is head of the orphan gang), and together they run a gauntlet of fantastical dangers as they join hearts and hands to save a small boy's dreams from the madman's master plan.
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Clash by Night

Director: Fritz Lang
Writer: Alfred Hayes
Actor: Barbara Stanwyck, Paul Douglas, Marilyn Monroe, Robert Ryan, J. Carrol Naish, Keith Andes, Silvio Minciotti
Summary: A party girl decides she has had enough of the wild lifestyle and returns to her childhood home, where she finds security with a new husband but soon finds herself in an affair with his best friend.
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The Class

Entre les murs

Director: Laurent Cantet
Writer: Francois Begaudeau, Robin Campillo, Laurent Cantet
Actor: François Begaudeau, Nassim Amrabt, Laura Baquela, Juliette Demaille, Cherif Bounaidja Rachedi, Dalla Doucoure
Summary: François and his fellow teachers prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighborhood. Armed with the best intentions, they brace themselves to not let discouragement stop them from trying to give the best education to their students. Cultures and attitudes often clash in the classroom, a microcosm of contemporary France. As amusing and inspiring as the teenaged students can be, their difficult behavior can still jeopardize any teacher's enthusiasm for the low-paying job. François insists on an atmosphere of respect and diligence. Neither stuffy nor severe, his extravagant frankness often takes the students by surprise. But his classroom ethics are put to the test when his students begin to challenge his methods.
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Clay Bird

Matir Moina

Director: Tareque Masud
Writer: Tareque Masud, Catherine Masud
Actor: Nurul Islam Bablu, Russell Farazi, Jayanto Chattopadhyay, Rokeya Prachy
Summary: Set against the backdrop of Pakistan during the turbulent 1960s, a family is ripped apart by religious beliefs and civil war. A young boy from Bangladesh is sent away by his Muslim father to a Madrasah. He struggles to adapt to a harsh monastic life.
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Clean and Sober

Director: Glenn Gordon Caron
Writer: Tod Carroll
Actor: Michael Keaton, Kathy Baker, Morgan Freeman, M. Emmet Walsh, Tate Donovan
Screenplay: PN1997 .C542 1987
Summary: A young, hotshot real-estate broker has a drug abuse problem he refuses to acknowledge. When he gets in trouble with his company and the law, he decides to hide out in a detox program. What he doesn't count on is that the drug rehab program will force him to face himself, admit his addiction and come clean.
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Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Writer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Ranald MacDougall, Sidney Buchman
Actor: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Pamela Brown, George Cole, Hume Cronyn, Cesare Danova, Kenneth Haigh, Andrew Keir, Martin Landau, Roddy McDowall, Robert Stephens
Summary: Taylor stars as the ambitious queen of Egypt whose involvement with Marc Anthony and Julius Caesar led to her eventual downfall and suicide.
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The Clock

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Writer: Robert Nathan, Joseph Schrank
Actor: Judy Garland, Robert Walker, James Gleason, Keenan Wynn, Marshall Thompson
Summary: A soldier on a two-day pass meets an office worker who agrees to show him New York City. They spend the day together and find themselves falling in love.
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Director: Spike Lee
Writer: Spike Lee, Richard Price
Actor: Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Delroy Lindo, Mekhi Phifer, Isaiah Washington, Keith David, Pee Wee Love, Regina Taylor
Summary: A film about the violent world of drug dealing and its 24-hour dealers, known as 'clockers.'
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Steven Spielberg
Actor: Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Cary Guffey, Francois Truffaut, Bob Balaban, Roberts Blossom, Merrill Connally, George DiCenzo, Lance Henriksen, Warren Kemmerling, J. Patrick McNamara
Screenplay: PN1997 .C66
Summary: Roy Neary is a cable worker who, along with several others, become stunned bystanders who have experienced a close encounter of the first kind - witnessing UFOs soar across the sky.
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Cloud Atlas

Director: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Writer: David Mitchell, Lana Wachowski
Actor: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving, Susan Sarandon
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .C56 2011
Summary: An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. The story is a time-shifting weave of six interlinking narratives, with diverse settings from the savagery of a Pacific Island in the 1850s to a dystopian Korea of the near future.
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Director: Ron Shelton
Writer: Ron Shelton
Actor: Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Wuhl, Lolita Davidovich, Lou Myers, Bradley Whitford, Stephen Mendillo, Eloy Casados, William Utay, J. Kenneth Campbell, Tommy Bush
Summary: Set in 1960, 'Cobb,' is a series of duets between two men. Tyrus Raymond 'Ty' Cobb and Al Stump. 'The Georgia Peach,' while perhaps the greatest baseball player who ever lived, was also a racist, a wife-beater, and probably a killer. Stump was a sportswriter with the job of a lifetime--a biography with full access to the principal. Cobb envisions the book as his way of controlling how history sees him, a piece of self-serving, glorifying hogwash. Stump wants the real story, which Cobb (who's wrangled editorial approval) insists Stump cannot include. Stump writes the book Cobb wants, while secretly making notes for his own unvarnished biography. Stump published his version in 1994, and in keeping with its conclusions, the film dares to voice a truth most people regard as unwelcome: Sometimes greatness has nothing to do with goodness.
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Cold Weather

Director: Aaron Katz
Writer: Aaron Katz
Actor: Cris Lankenau, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Raul Castillo, Robyn Rikoon, Brendan McFadden, Ben Stambler
Summary: After abandoning a promising academic career in forensic science, self-styled detective Dough returns to Portland, Oregon to live with his more responsible sister Gail. He lands a dead-end job working in an ice factory, but soon finds an opportunity to use his passion and skill in detective work when his ex-girlfriend Rachel goes missing. Enlisting a team of ramshackle slacker-sleuths, Doug leads the way down a complex trail of clues that brings him close to discovering the truth about Rachel.
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A Cold Wind in August

Director: Alexander Singer
Writer: Burton Wohl
Actor: Lola Albright, Scott Marlowe, Joe DeSantis, Herschel Bernardi
Summary: An older woman seduces an impressionable working-class boy who falls deeply in love with her. Disillusionment sets in when the boy descovers that she is a stripper and prostitute.
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Director: Michael Mann
Writer: Stuart Beattie
Actor: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg, Bruce McGill, Irma P. Hall, Barry Shabaka Henley
Screenplay: PN1997 .C666 2003
Summary: Cab driver Max picks up Vincent, a man who offers him $600 to drive him around Los Angeles. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes Vincent is an assassin. It's now up to Max, who has been taken hostage, to keep Vincent's targets alive.
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A Collection of 2007 Academy Award Nominated Short Films

Director: Christian E. Christiansen, Andrea Jublin, Philippe Pollet-Villard, Guido Thys, Daniel Barber, Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski, Samuel Tourneux, Suzie Templeton
Writer: Christian E. Christiansen, Andrea Jublin, Philippe Pollet-Villard, Geert Verbanck, Joe Shrapnel, Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski, Karine Binaux, Olivier Gilbert, Samuel Tourneux, Suzie Templeton, Marianela Maldonado
Summary: A collection of short films nominated for the 80th annual Academy Awards. Included are the winning live action short and the winning animated short.
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Colt 38 Special Squad

Quelli della Calibro 38

Director: Massimo Dallamano
Writer: Massimo Bottari
Actor: Ivan Rassimov, Marcel Bozzuffi, Carole Andre, Riccardo Salvino
Summary: Vigilante cop and merciless Marseilles criminal take their grudge match to the streets.
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Combination Platter

Director: Tony Chan
Writer: Edwin Baker, Tony Chan
Actor: Jeffrey Lau, Coleen O'Brien, Lester "Chit-Man" Chan, Colin Mitchell, Kenneth Lu, Thomas K. Hsiung, Jia Fu Lin, Ellen Synn, Nathanel Geng
Summary: Kitchen mayhem, irate customers and potential romance unfolds as Robert, an illegal immigrant working at a Chinese restaurant in New York as a waiter, desperately searches for a way to stay in the United States. He reluctantly agrees to meet an American woman, Claire, with the hopes of marrying to obtain a green card. Will Robert obtain his green card before immigration catches up with him?
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Come Back, Africa

Director: Lionel Rogosin
Writer: Lionel Rogosin, Lewis Nkosi, William Modisane
Actor: Miriam Makeba, Lewis Nkosi, Bloke Modisane, Can Themba
Summary: In 1957, Rogosin travelled to South Africa and created a powerfully, moving drama exposing the harsh reality of life under the system apartheid. Filmed secretly under the noses of the feared South African police, Rogosin, his crew, and cast risked arrest and deportation. Miriam Makeba was banned from her country after travelling to Venice for the movie's premiere. The scenes shot in the vibrant black ghetto of Sophiatown are precious images of a lost world.
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The Comedian

Director: John Frankenheimer
Writer: Rod Serling
Actor: Edmond O'Brien, Kim Hunter, Mickey Rooney
Summary: Mickey Rooney stars as a raging, tyrannical TV star stepping on anyone on his way to the top, including his browbeaten brother (Mel Tormé), despairing wife (Kim Hunter), and washed-up scriptwriter (Edmond O’Brien). Powerfully directed by John Frankenheimer from a script adapted for the screen by Rod Serling, The Comedian is a volatile glimpse behind the showbiz curtain.
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Coming Apart

Director: Milton Moses Ginsberg
Writer: Milton Moses Ginsberg
Actor: Rip Torn, Sally Kirkland, Viveca Lindfors
Summary: Psychoanalyst Joe Glazer rents a studio apartment in a towering, glass-walled skyscraper away from his office and his pregnant wife, where he has a variety of sexual encounters with a series of women, all of which he films with a hidden camera.
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Coming Home

Director: Hal Ashby
Writer: Waldo Salt, Robert C. Jones
Actor: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, Robert Carradine, Penelope Milford, Robert Ginty
Screenplay: PN1997 .C67
Summary: A love story set against the social upheaval of the Vietnam war. While Sally's husband is serving in Vietnam, she becomes involved with a veteran of the war, a paraplegic at a San Diego veterans hospital.
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The Commitments

Director: Alan Parker
Writer: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Roddy Doyle
Actor: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Jonny Murphy, Andrew Strong
Summary: Story of a young rebel soul band from the Dublin ghetto, and their struggle to make it in the music business.
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Conceiving Ada

Director: Lynn Hershman-Leeson
Writer: Lynn Hershman-Leeson, Eileen Jones
Actor: Tilda Swinton, Francesca Faridany, Timothy Leary, Karen Black, John O'Keefe, John Perry Barlow, J
Summary: In this award-winning film which was the first to use 'virtual sets,' Academy-Award winner Tilda Swinton embodies Lady Ada Lovelace, daughter of Romantic poet Lord Byron, and the mathematics genius who developed what became the world's first computer language 100 years before computers were invented. Ada's story is channeled through Emmy (Francesca Faridany), a contemporary computer scientist researching artificial life. By using her own DNA genetic code, Emmy collapses time and is able to communicate directly with Ada. Realizing how parallel their lives are, she embarks on the task of 'saving' Ada. In the process, the borders between past and present, virtual and real, blur and Ada and Emmy both recognize the implications [of] their place in time.
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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Director: George Clooney
Writer: Charlie Kaufman
Actor: George Clooney, Drew Barrymore, Julia Roberts, Sam Rockwell
Screenplay: PN1997 .C6767 1998
Summary: Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. The story of a legendary showman's double life--television producer by day, CIA assassin by night. At the height of his TV career, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA and trained to become a covert operative, or so he said.
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The Conformist

Il Conformista

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Writer: Bernardo Bertolucci
Actor: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin, Dominique Sanda, Pierre Clementi
Screenplay: PN1997 .C677 1971
Summary: A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes to Paris to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
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Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writer: James V. Hart, Michael Goldenberg
Actor: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughy, James Woods, John Hurt, Tom Skerritt, Angela Bassett
Summary: Astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway receives an encrypted message, apparently from a solar system many light-years away.
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Cool Hand Luke

Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Writer: Donn Pearce, Frank R. Pierson
Actor: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, J.D. Cannon, Robert Drivas, Lou Antonio, Strother Martin, Jo Van Fleet
Screenplay: PN1997 .C7 1966, Emerson EBooks
Summary: Set in the southern United States, Luke is caught cutting off parking meters and is sentenced to the 'chain gang.'
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The Cooler

Director: Wayne Kramer
Writer: Frank Hannah, Wayne Kramer
Actor: William H. Macy, Maria Bello, Shawn Hatosy, Ron Livingston, Estella Warren, Arthur J. Nascarella, M.C. Gainey, Paul Sorvino, Alec Baldwin
Summary: Bernie is extremely unlucky at gambling and he owes the Shangri-La casino's mob boss Shelly Kaplow over $100,000. He is so unlucky that he is hired as a 'cooler'. He gambles next to high rollers and gives them some of his bad luck to stop them from winning. This arrangement works out for awhile, but when Bernie has almost paid off his debt, he meets cocktail waitress, Natalie. The two start to fall in love and Bernie's luck begins to change. Unfortunately, Shelly isn't going to let Bernie go so easily.
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Cop Land

Director: James Mangold
Writer: James Mangold
Actor: Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Peter Berg, Janeane Garofalo, Robert Patrick, Michael Rapaport, Annabella Sciorra
Screenplay: PN1997 .C721 1997a
Summary: Following a controversial shooting involving a police officer, a small-town sheriff teams up with a New York City internal affairs investigator and uncovers a possible connection to the mob.
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Director: Ralph Fiennes
Writer: John Logan, William Shakespeare
Actor: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Chastain, John Kani, James Nesbitt, Paul Jesson, Lubna Azabal, Ashraf Barhom
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .C67 2011
Summary: Caius Martius 'Coriolanus' is a feared and revered Roman general, suddenly pitted against his own city and fellow citizens. Rebelling against the power-hungry designs of his manipulative mother and rejected by his own people, Coriolanus incites a riot that expels him from Rome. The banished hero joins forces with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius to extract his revenge and determine his destiny.
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The Cotton Club

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writer: William Kennedy, Francis Ford Coppola
Actor: Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Lonette McKee, Bob Hoskins, James Remar, Nicolas Cage, Allen Garfield, Fred Gwynne
Screenplay: PN1997 .C725 1986
Summary: In 1928 New York, spirits are high and jazz, dancing and gangsters rule supreme. Harlem's Cotton Club is in the center of it all, where rich upper-eastsiders mix with dressed-up mobsters. On stage is gifted coronet player Dixie Dwyer, who dreams of the big time, and tap sensation Sandman Williams who can't touch his girl, the lovely singer Lila Rose Oliver, because of strict club rules. As tension rises, so do tempers, and the nightclub becomes a pressure-cooker of jilted loves and mob jobs.
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Counsellor at Law

Director: William Wyler
Writer: Elmer Rice
Actor: John Barrymore, Bebe Daniels, Doris Kenyon, Melvyn Douglas, Isabel Jewell, Thelma Todd
Summary: High-powered attorney George Simon frantically juggles the scandals, crimes, and crises that pass through the chrome-and-glass doors of his art deco office high in the Empire State Building. Balanced on an ethical tightrope, Simon engages in insider trading and bleeds funds from wealthy clients, while tending to the needs of the less fortunate New Yorkers who come from his own working-class background. A political enemy uncovers a past legal indiscretion and begins disbarment proceedings, causing Simon's socialite wife to seek comfort in the arms of another man. With the unflagging support of his faithful secretary, Simon attempts to exercise his legalistic wizardry to defend his reputation and protect those who rely upon him for justice.
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The Counterfeiters


Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Writer: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Actor: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach, Veit Stubner, August Zirner, Marie Baumer, Dolores Chaplin
Summary: Germany, 1936. Salomon 'Sally' Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a life of cards, booze, and women. Suddenly his luck runs dry when he is arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog. He is immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp. There, Salomon exhibits exceptional skills and is soon transferred to the upgraded camp of Sachsenhausen. Upon his arrival, he once again comes face to face with Herzog, who is there on a secret mission. Hand-picked for his unique skill, Salomon and a group of professionals are forced to produce fake foreign currency under the program Operation Berhard. The team, which also includes detainee Adolf Burger, is given luxury barracks for their assistance. Salomon attempts to weaken the economy of Germany's opponents. But, Adolf refuses to use his skills for Nazi profit and would like to do something to stop the operation. Now faced with a moral dilemma, Salomon must decide whether his actions are ultimately the right ones.
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Courage of Lassie

Director: Fred M. Wilcox
Writer: Lionel Houser
Actor: Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Morgan, Tom Drake, Selena Royle, Harry Davenport, George Cleveland, Catherine McLeod, Morris Ankrum, Mitchell Lewis
Summary: When a playful Collie pup is shot by a young boy (Carl Switzer), young Kathie Merrick (Elizabeth Taylor) rescues the injured canine and nurses him back to health. Kathie nicknames the dog Bill and begins to train him to be a sheepdog on Harry McBain's (Frank Morgan) farm. Unfortunately, Bill is hit by a car and suffers from doggie amnesia -- but later becomes a war hero when he serves as part of a canine unit.
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Courage under Fire

Director: Edward Zwick
Writer: Patrick Sheane Duncan
Actor: Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips, Michael Moriarty, Matt Damon, Seth Gilliam, Bronson Pinchot, Scott Glenn
Screenplay: PN1997 .C726 1995a, Emerson EBooks
Summary: When Lt. Colonel Nathaniel Serling is asked to review the posthumous candidacy of the first woman to receive a Medal of Honor, he finds himself plunged into an apparent cover-up surrounding the actions that led to her death. As he struggles to uncover the truth, he also finds himself forced to confront his own tormenting demons.
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The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell

Director: Otto Preminger
Writer: Milton Sperling, Emmet Lavery
Actor: Gary Cooper, Charles Bickford, Ralph Bellamy, Rod Steiger, Elizabeth Montgomery, Fred Clark, James Daly, Jack Lord, Peter Graves, Darren mcGavin, Robert Simon, Charles Dingle
Summary: Brigadier General Billy Mitchell has devoted his life to the military, and his career to developing a superior air defense force for the United States. When top army brass fail to recognize the importance of air power following its crucial role in winning WWI, Mitchell initiates a campaign to change their minds--a campaign that will ultimately lead to his demotion and the most controversial military trial in U.S. history.
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Cousin Bette

Director: Des McAnuff
Writer: Lynn Siefert, Susan Tarr
Actor: Jessica Lange, Elisabeth Shue, Bob Hoskins, Hugh Laurie, Aden Young, Kelly MacDonald, Toby Stephens, Jefferson Mays
Summary: Compelled to live under the condescending patronage of her socially superior relatives, the Hulot family, Cousin Bette's energies are directed towards their destruction.
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Director: Irving Reis
Writer: John Paxton, Ben Bengal, Ray Spencer
Actor: Pat O'Brien, Claire Trevor, Herbert Marshall, Ray Collins, Wallace Ford, Dean Harens, Damian O'Flynn, Erskine Sanford, Mary Ware
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: After a train wreck sends art critic George Steele into a mental tailspin, he's fired from his job at a New York art museum. Seems unjust, until you learn there was no train wreck. This relentless, nervy film noir explores the sinister world of violence and the monied world of aesthetics as Steele's attempt to reconstruct what really happened leads him to murder, mania and an international conspiracy that threatens the museum's masterpieces.
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Cradle Will Rock

Director: Tim Robbins
Writer: Tim Robbins
Actor: Hank Azaria, Ruben Blades, Joan Cusack, John Cusack, Cary Elwes, Philip Baker Hall, Cherry Jones, Angus MacFadyen, Bill Murray, Vanessa Redgrave, Susan Sarandon, Jamey Sheridan, John Turturro, Emily Watson
Summary: A kaleidoscopic look at the extraordinary events of 1930s America, from high society to life on the streets in Depression-era New York City.
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Director: David Cronenberg
Writer: David Cronenberg
Actor: James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas, Deborah Kara Unger, Rosanna Arquette
Summary: Film producer and sexual adventurer James Ballard's life is transformed by a car crash. It introduces him to Dr. Helen Remington, as her husband is propelled through the windshield and into James' car, dead. No sooner are Helen and James both out of the hospital than they show up together at a late-night show staged by Vaughan, whose near-fatal accident left him obsessed with the erotic possibilities of crashes. Vaughan savors crash data and presides over a cult of like-minded fetishists, soon joined by James--comatose with lust and fascination--as he single-mindedly pursues this new erotic linking of cars, sex, and injury.
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Crimes and Misdemeanors

Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Actor: Caroline Aaron, Alan Alda, Woody Allen, Claire Bloom, Mia Farrow, Joanna Gleason, Anjelica Huston, Martin Landau, Jenny Nichols, Jerry Orbach, Sam Waterston
Screenplay: PN1997 .C7351c 1989a
Summary: Weaving together several different stories about people's lives, loves, perceptions, and ideals, this examines some of the toughest questions surrounding human nature.
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Criss Cross

Director: Robert Siodmak
Writer: Daniel Fuchs
Actor: Burt Lancaster, Yvonne DeCarlo, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally, Richard Long
Summary: An armored car driver is suckered into a burglary by his ex-wife and her hoodlum husband. Multiple back-stabbing and double-crosses ensue.
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Director: Ken Hughes
Writer: Ken Hughes
Actor: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Dorothy Tutin, Frank Finlay, Timothy Dalton, Patrick Wymark, Patrick Magee, Nigel Stock, Charles Gray, Michael Jayston
Summary: 17th century Britain was a hotbed of revolution, treachery and court intrigue. Oliver Cromwell, the fiery ambitious commoner took on the monarchy and changed the course of Western civilization. He and King Charles I fought for absolute rule.
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Director: Spike Lee
Writer: Joie Susannah Lee, Cinque Lee, Spike Lee
Actor: Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, David Patrick Kelly, Jose Zuniga, Isaiah Washington, Ivelka Reyes, Spike Lee, N. Jeremi Duru, Zelda Harris
Screenplay: PN1997 .C766 1993
Summary: The Carmichael family struggles to get by in 1970s Brooklyn.
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The Crucible

Director: Nicholas Hytner
Writer: Arthur Miller
Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Paul Scofield, Joan Allen
Summary: A group of teenage girls meets in the woods at midnight for a secret ceremony. When the ceremony is witnessed by the town minister, the girls are accused of witchcraft. Soon the entire village is consumed by hysteria, and innocent victims are put on trial, leading to a devastating climax.
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Director: William Friedkin
Writer: William Friedkin
Actor: Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen, Richard Cox, Don Scardino
Summary: Steve Burns is sent undercover to find a serial killer who brutally slays and dismembers gay men in New York's S and M subculture. Working almost completely isolated from his department, he has to learn and practice the rules of this little society.
Review: 'Al Pacino goes undercover in the New York underground S and M scene to catch an elusive serial killer. William Friedkin's film was highly controversial, and the filming was often interrupted by rambunctious protesters, but the completed project is a masterful and haunting film about introverted crises of identity and masculinity.'
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Cry Freedom

Director: Richard Attenborough
Writer: John Briley
Actor: Kevin Kline, Penelope Wilton, Denzel Washington
Summary: The true story of the friendship between black activist Stephen Biko and white newspaper editor Donald Woods, who was instrumental in bringing Biko's anti-apartheid message to the international community.
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A Cry in the Dark

Director: Fred Schepisi
Writer: Robert Caswell, Fred Schepisi
Actor: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Bruce Myles, Charles Tingwell, Lewis Fitz-Gerald
Screenplay: PN1997 .C892 1987a
Summary: Lindy lives the nightmare of seeing a wild dog carry off her infant, then endures a travesty of a trial by the courts and media.
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Cry, the Beloved Country

Director: Darrell James
Writer: Ronald Harwood
Actor: James Earl Jones, Richard Harris, Vusi Kunene, Leleti Khumalo, Charles S
Summary: A black minister and white land owner are united by a tragedy, with the potential for further hatred or healing.
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Cutter's Way

Director: Ivan Passer
Writer: Jeffrey Fiskin
Actor: Jeff Bridges, John Heard, Lisa Eichhorn, Stephen Elliott
Summary: When his best friend is accused of murder, a Vietnam veteran tries to solve the case.
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Director: Rudolf Matae
Writer: Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene
Actor: Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler, Beverly Campbell, Neville Brand, Lynn Baggett, William Ching, Henry Hart, Laurette Luez
Summary: Frank Bigelow, dying from a slow-acting poison, spends the remaining hours of his life searching for his killer.
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The Da Vinci Code

Director: Ron Howard
Writer: Akiva Goldsman
Actor: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, Paul Bettany, Alfred Molina, Jurgen Prochnow, Jean-Yves Berteloot, Etienne Chicot, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Marie-Françoise Audollent
Summary: When respected American religious symbology expert Dr. Robert Langdon is summoned to the Louvre by French Captain Bezu Fache, he soon discovered that he is the number 1 suspect for the murder of a historian Langdon had been scheduled to meet with. Assisted by a French cryptographer and government agent named Sophie, Langdon is challenged to decipher a chain of cryptic codes and puzzles, all the while trying to stay ahead of Fache's lawmen in a chase through the Louvre, and out into the Parisian cityscape, and finally across the channel to England.
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Daddy Long Legs (1919)

Director: Marshall A. Neilan
Writer: Agnes Johnson
Actor: Mary Pickford, Mahlon Hamilton, Marshall A. Neilan, Betty Bouton, Audrey Chapman
Summary: The oldest and cutest of a group of rebellious orphans, July Abbott is provided with funds for her education and well-being by a mysterious benefactor whom she christens 'Daddy-long-legs.'
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Daisy Kenyon

Director: Otto Preminger
Writer: David Hertz
Actor: Joan Crawford, Dana Andrews, Henry Fonda, Ruth Warrick, Martha Stewart, Peggy Ann Garner, Connie Marshall, Nicholas Joy, Art Baker
Summary: Daisy Kenyon is a lovelorn commercial artist caught in a romantic triangle with two men -- one she loves but cannot have and one whose love she cannot return.
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Dallas Buyers Club

Director: Jean-Marc Vallee
Writer: Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack
Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Denis O'Hare, Steve Zahn, Michael O'Neill, Dallas Roberts, Griffin Dunne, Kevin Rankin, Donna Duplantier
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .D35 2012
Summary: Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof's free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive. Shunned and ostracized by many old friends and bereft of government-approved medicines, he decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, he joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts and established a hugely successful 'buyers' club.
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Director: Bela Tarr
Writer: Laszlo Krasznahorkai, Bela Tarr
Actor: Szekely B. Miklos, Kerekes Vali, Temessy Hedi, Pauer Gyula, Cserhalmi Gyorgy
Summary: Karrer, a hapless human wreck, is in love with a married cabaret singer in a Hungarian mining town. He longs for a better life with the singer, who wants to escape to work the nightclubs of the big cities. In a plot designed to give him more time with her, Karrer involves the singer's husband in a smuggling scheme, but his plans go awry.
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Damned Don't Cry!

Director: Vincent Sherman
Writer: Harold Medford, Jerome Weidman
Actor: Joan Crawford, David Brian, Steve Cochran, Kent Smith, Selena Royle
Summary: Ethel Whitehead learns there's only one way for a woman to survive in a man's world : be as tempting as a cupcake and as tough as a 75-cent steak. Ethel moves from the wrong side of the tracks to a mobster's mansion in high society one man at a time. Some of those men love her. Some use her. And one, a high-rolling racketeer, abuses her. When the racketeer murders his rival in Ethel's swanky living room, she flees a sure murder rap, right back to the poverty she thought she had escaped. And this time there may not be a man to pick up the pieces of her shattered life.
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The Damned (1969)

La caduta degli dei

Director: Luchino Visconti
Writer: Nichola Badalucco, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti
Actor: Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin, Helmut Griem, Helmut Berger, Renaud Verley, Umberto Orsini, Charlotte Rampling
Summary: The degradation of a great family, set against the historical background of the 'Night of the long knives' and the rise of Nazism.
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Dancer in the Dark

Director: Lars von Trier
Writer: Lars von Trier
Actor: Bjork, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Peter Stormare, Jean-Marc Barr, Joel Grey
Screenplay: PN1997 .D283 1999a
Summary: Selma, a factory worker in rural America and single mother, is losing her eyesight from a hereditary disease. Determined to protect her 10-year-old son from the same fate, Selma is saving her money to get him an operation.
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Dances with Wolves

Director: Kevin Costner
Writer: Michael Blake
Actor: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant, Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Tantoo Cardinal, Jimmy Herman, Robert Pastorelli, Charles Rocket, Larry Joshua, Tony Pierce, Tom Everett, Maury Chaykin
Summary: Rewarded for his heroism in the Civil War, Lt. John Dunbar wants to see the American frontier before it is gone. Assigned to an abandoned fort with a Sioux tribe as his only neighbor, he overcomes the language barrier and mutual fear and distrust to become a friend of the tribe, but his knowledge of their ultimate fate forces him to make a crucial decision.
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Dangerous Method

Director: David Cronenberg
Writer: Christopher Hampton
Actor: Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Sarah Galdon, Vincent Cassel
Summary: The relationship between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung and his mentor Sigmund Freud is torn apart when Sabina Spielrein, a troubled but beautiful young woman, comes between them and forever changes the face of modern thought.
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The Darjeeling Limited

Director: Wes Anderson
Writer: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman
Actor: Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, Amara Karan, Wallace Wolodarsky, Waris Ahluwalia, Irfan Khan, Barbet Schroeder, Camilla Rutherford, Bill Murray, Anjelica Huston
Summary: Having not spoken to each other in a year, three American brothers set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other. The brothers wanted to regain their friendship of each other. Their 'spiritual quest,' however, veers rapidly off-course -- thanks in part to over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray. Eventually the three find themselves stranded alone in the middle of the desert with eleven suitcases, a printer, and a laminating machine. From this point forward, an unplanned journey begins.
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Darling Woubi

Woubi Cheri

Director: Laurent Bocahut, Philip Brooks
Summary: Woubi Cheri is the first film to give African homosexuals a chance to describe their world in their own words. Often funny, sometimes ribald, but always real, this documentary introduces us to gender pioneers demanding their right to construct a distinct African homosexuality.
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Das Boot

Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Writer: Wolfgang Petersen
Actor: Jurgen Prochnow, Herbert Gronemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch, Martin Semmelrogge
Screenplay: PN1997 .B69913
Summary: Follows the daring patrol of the U-96, one of the famed German U-boats known as the 'gray wolves.' The crew is graphically portrayed in a life-and-death struggle, challenging the British Navy at every turn.
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Daughters of the Dust

Director: Julie Dash
Writer: Julie Dash
Actor: Cora Lee Day, Barbarao, Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Tommy Hicks, Kaycee Moore, Alva Rogers, Adisa Anderson, Geraldine Dunston, Vertamae Grosvenor
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: Story of a large African-American family as they prepare to move North from the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia at the dawn of the 20th century.
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David and Lisa

Director: Frank Perry
Writer: Eleanor Perry
Actor: Keir Dullea, Janet Margolin, Howard Da Silva
Summary: Painfully shy Lisa can communicate only through rhyme, and David cannot bear being touched. They meet in a mental institution and are strongly attracted to each other. They develop a deep bond that changes both of their lives.
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The Day After

Director: Nicholas Meyer
Writer: Edward Hume
Actor: Jason Robards, Jobeth Williams, Steve Guttenberg, John Cullum, John Lithgow
Summary: Following a nuclear strike against the United States, families in small-town Kansas try to survive as radiation slowly kills everything around them.
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Day for Night

La Nuit americaine

Director: Francois Truffaut
Writer: Francois Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard, Suzanne Schiffman
Actor: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Valentina Cortese, Jean Champion, Dani, Jea-Pierre Leaud, Alexndra Stewart, Francois Truffaut
Summary: Frictions and personality clashes beset the making of a romantic film in Nice.
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A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

Director: Peter Medak
Writer: Peter Nichols
Actor: Alan Bates, Janet Suzman, Peter Bowles, Joan Hickson, Sheila Gish
Summary: A British couple struggles to care for their ten-year-old disabled daughter, who has cerebral palsy.
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The Day of the Locust

Director: John Schlesinger
Writer: Waldo Salt
Actor: Karen Black, Burgess Meredith, Donald Sutherland, William Atherton, Richard A
Summary: A naive young set designer seeks work in Tinseltown and falls in love with a wannabe actress who lives with her alcoholic father, a former vaudevillian entertainer.
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Day of Wrath

Vredens Dag

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Writer: Carl Theodor Dreyer, Poul Knudsen, Mogens Skot-Hansen
Actor: Thorkild Roose, Lisbeth Movin, Sigrid Neiiendam, Preben Lerdorff Rye, Anna Svierkier, Albert Hoeberg
Screenplay: PN1997.A1 D8313 1970
Summary: Set in the seventeenth century, this is the story of Anne, a young wife who is revolted when her husband, an elderly pastor, has an old woman burned at the stake as a witch. She tells her husband that she and his son are in love and that she wishes him dead. The pastor then dies of a stroke and Anna is accused of killing him by witchcraft. Deserted by the cowardly son and reviled by the pastor's shrewish mother, Anne is offered an opportunity to take the oath swearing she did not kill her husband. She seems to become what she is accused of being and in a strange ending refuses to take the oath.
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Daybreak (1993)

Director: Stephen Tolkin
Writer: Stephen Tolkin
Actor: Cuba Gooding, Jr., Omar Epps, Moira Kelly, Martha Plimpton
Summary: In the near future, a mysterious and incurable STD is killing thousands. To help control this new plague, the government herds people that have it into concentration camps. A resistance movement results.
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Days of Heaven

Director: Terrence Malick
Writer: Terrence Malick
Actor: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz, Robert Wilke
Screenplay: PN1997 .D395 1976
Summary: In 1910, Bill, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor. He flees to the Texas panhandle with his lover Abby and little sister Linda, where they work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. When Bill learns that the Farmer is ill and has less than a year to live, he encourages Abby to accept the man's attentions. The Farmer and Abby marry, and she and her 'siblings' live in the big house, waiting for the Farmer to die, so Abby can inherit, and the three of them live happily ever after. But love seems to be a cure-all: the Farmer seems to be improving--and Abby is no longer seeing this as a marriage of convenience. From a landscape of panoramic vistas, vivid colors, and rich textures comes a timeless American idyll and a gritty evocation of turn-of-the-century labor.
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Days of Wine and Roses

Director: John Frankenheimer
Writer: J.P. Miller
Actor: Cliff Robertson, Piper Laurie, Charles Bickford
Screenplay: PN6120.T4 S47 1957