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Citizen Kane

Directed by Orson Welles | 119 min | 1941

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.


The Godfather

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola | Rated R | 175 min | 1972

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.


2001: A Space Odyssey

Directed by Stanley Kubrick | Rated G | 149 min | 1968

Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.


Singin' in the Rain

Directed by Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | 103 min | 1952

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.


Casablanca

Directed by Michael Curtiz | Rated PG | 102 min | 1942

In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.


Schindler's List

Directed by Steven Spielberg | Rated R | 195 min | 1993

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.


Annie Hall

Directed by Woody Allen | Rated PG | 93 min | 1977

Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall.


Taxi Driver

Directed by Martin Scorsese | Rated R | 113 min | 1976

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.


Vertigo

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock | Rated PG | 128 min | 1958

A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.


Pulp Fiction

Directed by Quentin Tarantino | Rated R | 154 min | 1994

The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.


The Wizard of Oz

Directed by Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor | 102 min | 1939

Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.


Lawrence of Arabia

Directed by David Lean | Rated PG | 216 min | 1962

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and lead the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.


The Godfather: Part II

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola | Rated R | 202 min | 1974

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.


Apocalypse Now

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola | Rated R | 153 min | 1979

During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.


Goodfellas

Directed by Martin Scorsese | Rated R | 146 min | 1990

Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.


Chinatown

Directed by Roman Polanski | Rated R | 130 min | 1974

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption and murder.


The Searchers

Directed by John Ford | 119 min | 1956

A Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe.


Psycho

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock | Rated R | 109 min | 1960

A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.


Some Like It Hot

Directed by Billy Wilder | 120 min | 1959

When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.


All About Eve

Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz | 138 min | 1950

An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.


Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Directed by Stanley Kubrick | Rated PG | 95 min | 1964

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.


On the Waterfront

Directed by Elia Kazan | 108 min | 1954

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.


Bicycle Thieves

Directed by Vittorio De Sica | 89 min | 1948

Set in Post-WWII Italy, a working class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.


It's a Wonderful Life

Directed by Frank Capra | Rated PG | 130 min | 1946

An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.


Seven Samurai

Directed by Akira Kurosawa | 207 min | 1954

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.


Gone with the Wind

Directed by Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood | Rated G | 238 min | 1939

A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War.


The Third Man

Directed by Carol Reed | 93 min | 1949

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.


A Clockwork Orange

Directed by Stanley Kubrick | Rated X | 136 min | 1971

In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan.


E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Directed by Steven Spielberg | Rated PG | 115 min | 1982

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world.


North by Northwest

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock | 136 min | 1959

A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Directed by Milos Forman | Rated R | 133 min | 1975

A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.


Sunset Boulevard

Directed by Billy Wilder | 110 min | 1950

A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.


Raging Bull

Directed by Martin Scorsese | Rated R | 129 min | 1980

An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it.


The Best Years of Our Lives

Directed by William Wyler | 172 min | 1946

Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.


Jaws

Directed by Steven Spielberg | Rated PG | 124 min | 1975

When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.


The Bridge on the River Kwai

Directed by David Lean | Rated PG | 161 min | 1957

After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.


The Hurt Locker

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow | Rated R | 131 min | 2008

During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.


The Graduate

Directed by Mike Nichols | 106 min | 1967

A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.


Tokyo Story

Directed by Yasujirô Ozu | 136 min | 1953

An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them.


Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

Directed by George Lucas | Rated PG | 121 min | 1977

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.


The Silence of the Lambs

Directed by Jonathan Demme | Rated R | 118 min | 1991

A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.


Directed by Federico Fellini | 138 min | 1963

A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.


The Apartment

Directed by Billy Wilder | 125 min | 1960

A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.


Sunrise

Directed by F.W. Murnau | 94 min | 1927

A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife.


Rear Window

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock | 112 min | 1954

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.


City Lights

Directed by Charles Chaplin | 87 min | 1931

With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically.


To Kill a Mockingbird

Directed by Robert Mulligan | 129 min | 1962

Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice.


The Gold Rush

Directed by Charles Chaplin | 95 min | 1925

A prospector goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more.


Forrest Gump

Directed by Robert Zemeckis | Rated PG-13 | 142 min | 1994

Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him.


The Rules of the Game

Directed by Jean Renoir | 110 min | 1939

A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau.


Nashville

Directed by Robert Altman | Rated R | 159 min | 1975

Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed.


Rashomon

Directed by Akira Kurosawa | 88 min | 1950

A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.


The Shining

Directed by Stanley Kubrick | Rated R | 146 min | 1980

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Directed by Peter Jackson | Rated PG-13 | 201 min | 2003

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.


Raiders of the Lost Ark

Directed by Steven Spielberg | Rated PG | 115 min | 1981

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.


Blade Runner

Directed by Ridley Scott | Rated R | 117 min | 1982

A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.


It Happened One Night

Directed by Frank Capra | 105 min | 1934

A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.


West Side Story

Directed by Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise | 152 min | 1961

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.


Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Directed by Irvin Kershner | Rated PG | 124 min | 1980

After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.


Modern Times

Directed by Charles Chaplin | Rated G | 87 min | 1936

The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.


The Maltese Falcon

Directed by John Huston | 100 min | 1941

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.


Fargo

Directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Rated R | 98 min | 1996

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.


American Beauty

Directed by Sam Mendes | Rated R | 122 min | 1999

A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.


Boyhood

Directed by Richard Linklater | Rated R | 165 min | 2014

The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.


The Grapes of Wrath

Directed by John Ford | 129 min | 1940

A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.


There Will Be Blood

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson | Rated R | 158 min | 2007

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.


All the President's Men

Directed by Alan J. Pakula | Rated PG | 138 min | 1976

"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.


The Wild Bunch

Directed by Sam Peckinpah | Rated R | 145 min | 1969

An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them.


L.A. Confidential

Directed by Curtis Hanson | Rated R | 138 min | 1997

As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.


Mean Streets

Directed by Martin Scorsese | Rated R | 112 min | 1973

Following the life of a small-time hood who struggles with a moral crisis regarding his friends, family, business, and his conflicting religious beliefs.


Double Indemnity

Directed by Billy Wilder | 107 min | 1944

An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions.


The Night of the Hunter

Directed by Charles Laughton, Robert Mitchum, Terry Sanders | 92 min | 1955

A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.


Brokeback Mountain

Directed by Ang Lee | Rated R | 134 min | 2005

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.


Touch of Evil

Directed by Orson Welles | Rated PG-13 | 95 min | 1958

A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town.


The Sound of Music

Directed by Robert Wise | Rated G | 174 min | 1965

A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.


Midnight Cowboy

Directed by John Schlesinger | Rated X | 113 min | 1969

A naive hustler goes to New York to seek personal fortune but in the process finds himself a new friend.


King Kong

Directed by Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | 100 min | 1933

A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. Then he's captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.


The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Directed by John Huston | 126 min | 1948

Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.


The 400 Blows

Directed by François Truffaut | 99 min | 1959

Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.


Bonnie and Clyde

Directed by Arthur Penn | 111 min | 1967

A somewhat romanticized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.


Saving Private Ryan

Directed by Steven Spielberg | Rated R | 169 min | 1998

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.


Battleship Potemkin

Directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein | 66 min | 1925

A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre.


Do the Right Thing

Directed by Spike Lee | Rated R | 120 min | 1989

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.


Mulholland Drive

Directed by David Lynch | Rated R | 147 min | 2001

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.


The Shawshank Redemption

Directed by Frank Darabont | Rated R | 142 min | 1994

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.


12 Years a Slave

Directed by Steve McQueen | Rated R | 134 min | 2013

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.


Gandhi

Directed by Richard Attenborough | Rated PG | 191 min | 1982

Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.


The Deer Hunter

Directed by Michael Cimino | Rated R | 183 min | 1978

An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.


Toy Story

Directed by John Lasseter | Rated G | 81 min | 1995

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.


A Streetcar Named Desire

Directed by Elia Kazan | Rated PG | 122 min | 1951

Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.


Notorious

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock | 101 min | 1946

A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?


Duck Soup

Directed by Leo McCarey | 68 min | 1933

Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.


Ben-Hur

Directed by William Wyler | Rated G | 212 min | 1959

When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.


Gladiator

Directed by Ridley Scott | Rated R | 155 min | 2000

When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.


Persona

Directed by Ingmar Bergman | 83 min | 1966

A nurse is put in charge of an actress who can't talk and finds that the actress's persona is melding with hers.


The Social Network

Directed by David Fincher | Rated PG-13 | 120 min | 2010

Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.


The Dark Knight

Directed by Christopher Nolan | Rated PG-13 | 152 min | 2008

When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice.


The Philadelphia Story

Directed by George Cukor | 112 min | 1940

When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.


The General

Directed by Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton | 67 min | 1926

When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines.


Amadeus

Directed by Milos Forman | Rated R | 160 min | 1984

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

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