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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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


No Country for Old Men

Directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Rated R | 122 min | 2007

Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.


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.


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.


Zero Dark Thirty

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow | Rated R | 157 min | 2012

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011.


High Noon

Directed by Fred Zinnemann | Rated PG | 85 min | 1952

A marshall, personally compelled to face a returning deadly enemy, finds that his own town refuses to help him.


Greed

Directed by Erich von Stroheim | 140 min | 1924

The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved.


Goldfinger

Directed by Guy Hamilton | 110 min | 1964

Investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve.


The Wages of Fear

Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot | 131 min | 1953

In a decrepit South American village, men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe.


The Lives of Others

Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Rated R | 137 min | 2006

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.


The Manchurian Candidate

Directed by John Frankenheimer | 126 min | 1962

A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy.


Léon: The Professional

Directed by Luc Besson | Rated R | 110 min | 1994

Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.


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.


Repulsion

Directed by Roman Polanski | 105 min | 1965

A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence.


Parasite

Directed by Bong Joon Ho | Rated R | 132 min | 2019

All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family take peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks, as they ingratiate themselves into their lives and get entangled in an unexpected incident.


The Departed

Directed by Martin Scorsese | Rated R | 151 min | 2006

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.


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.


Reservoir Dogs

Directed by Quentin Tarantino | Rated R | 99 min | 1992

After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.


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.


Jurassic Park

Directed by Steven Spielberg | Rated PG-13 | 127 min | 1993

During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.


Don't Look Now

Directed by Nicolas Roeg | Rated R | 110 min | 1973

A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.


Traffic

Directed by Steven Soderbergh | Rated R | 147 min | 2000

A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business.


United 93

Directed by Paul Greengrass | Rated R | 111 min | 2006

A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on September 11th, 2001 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.


Get Carter

Directed by Mike Hodges | Rated R | 112 min | 1971

When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate.


Shaft

Directed by Gordon Parks | Rated R | 100 min | 1971

Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.


Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

Directed by Melvin Van Peebles | Rated R | 97 min | 1971

After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels.


The Revenant

Directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Rated R | 156 min | 2015

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.


Die Hard

Directed by John McTiernan | Rated R | 131 min | 1988

John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.


Hidden

Directed by Tim McLachlan | Rated N/A | 93 min | 2005

Deep within a dark, twisted forest, at a faraway adventure camp, a group of young 'camp leaders' play a fast and furious game of 'hide and seek'. The atmosphere is strange and thick with ...


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.


Dr. No

Directed by Terence Young | 110 min | 1962

A resourceful British government agent seeks answers in a case involving the disappearance of a colleague and the disruption of the American space program.


Rome, Open City

Directed by Roberto Rossellini | 103 min | 1945

During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, resistance leader Giorgio Manfredi is chased by Nazis and he seeks refuge and escape.


Betrayal

Directed by David Hugh Jones | Rated R | 95 min | 1983

Pinter's semi-autobiographical play examining the surprise attraction, shy first steps, gradual flowering, and treasonous deception of a woman's extramarital affair with her husband's best ...


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.


Crash

Directed by Paul Haggis | Rated R | 112 min | 2004

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.


The Ipcress File

Directed by Sidney J. Furie | 109 min | 1965

In London, a counter espionage agent deals with his own bureaucracy while investigating the kidnapping and brainwashing of British scientists.


The Day of the Jackal

Directed by Fred Zinnemann | Rated PG | 143 min | 1973

A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.


Peeping Tom

Directed by Michael Powell | 101 min | 1960

A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror.


The Dark Knight Rises

Directed by Christopher Nolan | Rated PG-13 | 164 min | 2012

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his imposed exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.


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.


Das Boot

Directed by Wolfgang Petersen | Rated R | 149 min | 1981

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror.


District 9

Directed by Neill Blomkamp | Rated R | 112 min | 2009

An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.


Black Swan

Directed by Darren Aronofsky | Rated R | 108 min | 2010

A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.


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.


Dirty Pretty Things

Directed by Stephen Frears | Rated R | 97 min | 2002

An illegal Nigerian immigrant discovers the unpalatable side of London life.


Marathon Man

Directed by John Schlesinger | Rated R | 125 min | 1976

A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.


Sorcerer

Directed by William Friedkin | Rated PG | 121 min | 1977

Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle.


The Train

Directed by John Frankenheimer, Arthur Penn | 133 min | 1964

In 1944, a German colonel loads a train with French art treasures to send to Germany. The Resistance must stop it without damaging the cargo.


Yojimbo

Directed by Akira Kurosawa | 110 min | 1961

A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.


Children of Men

Directed by Alfonso Cuarón | Rated R | 109 min | 2006

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.


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.


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 Grifters

Directed by Stephen Frears | Rated R | 110 min | 1990

A small-time conman has torn loyalties between his estranged mother and new girlfriend--both of whom are high-stakes grifters with their own angles to play.


The Insider

Directed by Michael Mann | Rated R | 157 min | 1999

A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a "60 Minutes" expose on Big Tobacco.


Sunshine

Directed by Danny Boyle | Rated R | 107 min | 2007

A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057.


Primer

Directed by Shane Carruth | Rated PG-13 | 77 min | 2004

Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention.


A History of Violence

Directed by David Cronenberg | Rated R | 96 min | 2005

A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core.


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.


Gattaca

Directed by Andrew Niccol | Rated PG-13 | 106 min | 1997

A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.


Midnight Express

Directed by Alan Parker | Rated R | 121 min | 1978

Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.

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