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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Rashomon

Directed by Akira Kurosawa | 88 min | 1950

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


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.


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.


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.


L'Avventura

Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni | 143 min | 1960

A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip. During the search, her lover and her best friend become attracted to each other.


Blue Velvet

Directed by David Lynch | Rated R | 120 min | 1986

The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.


The Conversation

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola | Rated PG | 113 min | 1974

A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered.


M

Directed by Fritz Lang | 99 min | 1931

When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.


The Usual Suspects

Directed by Bryan Singer | Rated R | 106 min | 1995

A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which begin when five criminals meet at a seemingly random police lineup.


Rebecca

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock | 130 min | 1940

A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.


The 39 Steps

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock | 86 min | 1935

A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information.


The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Directed by Robert Wiene | 67 min | 1920

Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.


Night of the Living Dead

Directed by George A. Romero | 96 min | 1968

A group of people hide from bloodthirsty zombies in a farmhouse.


Memento

Directed by Christopher Nolan | Rated R | 113 min | 2000

A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle.


Se7en

Directed by David Fincher | Rated R | 127 min | 1995

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi.


In the Heat of the Night

Directed by Norman Jewison | 109 min | 1967

An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.


Blow-Up

Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni | 111 min | 1966

A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.


The Lady Vanishes

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock | 96 min | 1938

While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.


Great Expectations

Directed by David Lean | 118 min | 1946

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.


Stalker

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky | 163 min | 1979

A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.


Anatomy of a Murder

Directed by Otto Preminger | 160 min | 1959

In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case?


Devil in a Blue Dress

Directed by Carl Franklin | Rated R | 102 min | 1995

An African-American man is hired to find a woman, and gets mixed up in a murderous political scandal.


Mystic River

Directed by Clint Eastwood | Rated R | 138 min | 2003

With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one has a family tragedy.


The Long Good Friday

Directed by John Mackenzie | Rated R | 114 min | 1980

Harold, a prosperous English gangster, is about to close a lucrative new deal when bombs start showing up in very inconvenient places. A mysterious syndicate is trying to muscle in on his ...


Marnie

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock | 130 min | 1964

Mark marries Marnie although she is a habitual thief and has serious psychological problems, and tries to help her confront and resolve them.


Atonement

Directed by Joe Wright | Rated R | 123 min | 2007

Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.


Eyes Wide Shut

Directed by Stanley Kubrick | Rated R | 159 min | 1999

A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him.


Deliverance

Directed by John Boorman | Rated R | 110 min | 1972

Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.


In a Lonely Place

Directed by Nicholas Ray | 94 min | 1950

A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts...


Night Must Fall

Directed by Richard Thorpe | 116 min | 1937

When a rich but cantankerous dowager on an isolated estates hires an engaging handyman, her niece/companion becomes suspicious of his motives.


The Draughtsman's Contract

Directed by Peter Greenaway | Rated R | 108 min | 1982

Mr. Neville, a cocksure young artist is contracted by Mrs. Herbert, the wife of a wealthy landowner, to produce a set of twelve drawings of her husband's estate, a contract which extends ...


The Wicker Man

Directed by Robin Hardy | Rated R | 88 min | 1973

A police sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl whom the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there.


The Prestige

Directed by Christopher Nolan | Rated PG-13 | 130 min | 2006

Two stage magicians engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate stage illusion.


Oldboy

Directed by Chan-wook Park | Rated R | 120 min | 2003

After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in 5 days.


Witness for the Prosecution

Directed by Billy Wilder | 116 min | 1957

A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.


The Big Sleep

Directed by Howard Hawks | 114 min | 1946

Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.


Last Year at Marienbad

Directed by Alain Resnais | 94 min | 1961

In a strange chateau, a man insists to a woman that they have met before.


Get Out

Directed by Jordan Peele | Rated R | 104 min | 2017

It's time for a young African-American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.


Pretty Maids All in a Row

Directed by Roger Vadim | Rated R | 91 min | 1971

California State Police Captain Sam Surcher investigates a string of teenage girl murders at Oceanfront High School.


Hidden (Caché)

Directed by Michael Haneke | Rated R | 117 min | 2005

A married couple is terrorized by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch.


Talk to Her

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar | Rated R | 112 min | 2002

Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.


The Ghost Writer

Directed by Roman Polanski | Rated PG-13 | 128 min | 2010

A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.


The White Ribbon

Directed by Michael Haneke | Rated R | 144 min | 2009

Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. Who is responsible?


Contact

Directed by Robert Zemeckis | Rated PG | 150 min | 1997

Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine.


Moon

Directed by Duncan Jones | Rated R | 97 min | 2009

Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.


Minority Report

Directed by Steven Spielberg | Rated PG-13 | 145 min | 2002

In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.


First Reformed

Directed by Paul Schrader | Rated R | 113 min | 2017

A minister of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past.


Arrival

Directed by Denis Villeneuve | Rated PG-13 | 116 min | 2016

When 12 mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.

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