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The Godfather 1972, 175 min.

Francis Ford Coppola     Starring: Marlon BrandoAl PacinoJames Caan

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Casablanca 1942, 102 min.

Michael Curtiz     Starring: Humphrey BogartIngrid BergmanPaul Henreid

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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City Lights 1931, 87 min.

Charles Chaplin     Starring: Charles ChaplinVirginia CherrillFlorence Lee

Comedy Drama    Comedy    Drama

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Alien 1979, 117 min.

Ridley Scott     Starring: Tom SkerrittSigourney WeaverIan Holm

Body Horror    Cyborg / Android / Robot    Horror

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Citizen Kane 1941, 119 min.

Orson Welles     Starring: Orson WellesRay CollinsGeorge Coulouris

Drama    Newspaper Film    Period Film

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Yojimbo 1961, 110 min.

Akira Kurosawa     Starring: Toshirô MifuneIsuzu YamadaDaisuke Katô

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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The Apartment 1960, 125 min.

Billy Wilder     Starring: Jack LemmonFred MacMurrayRay Walston

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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Se7en 1995, 127 min.

David Fincher     Starring: Brad PittMorgan FreemanGwyneth Paltrow

Crime Thriller    Crime    Police Detective Film

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Taxi Driver 1976, 113 min.

Martin Scorsese     Starring: Robert De NiroJodie FosterAlbert Brooks

Drama    New Hollywood    Post-Noir

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Rashômon 1950, 88 min.

Akira Kurosawa     Starring: Toshirô MifuneMachiko KyôMinoru Chiaki

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Vertigo 1958, 129 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: James StewartKim NovakTom Helmore

Femme Fatale    Mindbender    Mystery

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12 Angry Men 1957, 96 min.

Sidney Lumet     Starring: Henry FondaLee J. CobbJack Klugman

Based-on-Theatre    Courtroom Drama    Drama

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Chinatown 1974, 131 min.

Roman Polanski     Starring: Faye DunawayJack NicholsonJohn Hillerman

Detective Film    Femme Fatale    Mystery

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Touch of Evil 1958, 95 min.

Orson Welles     Starring: Charlton HestonJanet LeighOrson Welles

Crime    Film Noir    Mystery

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Jaws 1975, 124 min.

Steven Spielberg     Starring: Roy ScheiderRobert ShawRichard Dreyfuss

Adventure    Horror    Monster Film

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Notorious 1946, 101 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Cary GrantIngrid BergmanClaude Rains

Film Noir    Mystery    Political Thriller

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Sunset Blvd. 1950, 110 min.

Billy Wilder     Starring: William HoldenGloria SwansonNancy Olson

Drama    Femme Fatale    Film Noir

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On the Waterfront 1954, 108 min.

Elia Kazan     Starring: Marlon BrandoKarl MaldenLee J. Cobb

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Network 1976, 121 min.

Sidney Lumet     Starring: Faye DunawayWilliam HoldenPeter Finch

Black Comedy    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Raging Bull 1980, 129 min.

Martin Scorsese     Starring: Robert De NiroCathy MoriartyJoe Pesci

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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The Searchers 1956, 119 min.

John Ford     Starring: John WayneJeffery HunterVera Miles

Epic    Revisionist Western    Western

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Grand Illusion 1937, 114 min.

Jean Renoir     Starring: Jean GabinDita ParloPierre Fresnay

Drama    Escape Film    Foreign Language Film

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Groundhog Day 1993, 101 min.

Harold Ramis     Starring: Bill MurrayAndie MacDowellChris Elliott

Comedy    Fantasy Comedy    Fantasy

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Annie Hall 1977, 93 min.

Woody Allen     Starring: Woody AllenDiane KeatonTony Roberts

Comedy of Manners    Comedy    New Hollywood

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Ace in the Hole 1951, 111 min.

Billy Wilder     Starring: Kirk DouglasRobert ArthurJan Sterling

Black Comedy    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Breathless 1960, 90 min.

Jean-Luc Godard     Starring: Jean-Paul BelmondoJean Seberg

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Duck Soup 1933, 68 min.

Leo McCarey     Starring: Harpo MarxGroucho MarxChico Marx

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Farce

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My Neighbor Totoro 1988, 86 min.

Hayao Miyazaki     Starring: Lea SalongaDakota FanningElle Fanning

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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Rio Bravo 1959, 141 min.

Howard Hawks     Starring: John WayneAngie DickinsonDean Martin

Buddy Film    Traditional Western    Western

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Out of the Past 1947, 97 min.

Jacques Tourneur     Starring: Robert MitchumJane GreerKirk Douglas

Crime    Femme Fatale    Film Noir

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Lawrence of Arabia 1962, 227 min.

David Lean     Starring: Peter O'TooleAlec GuinnessAnthony Quinn

Adventure Drama    Adventure    Drama

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The Thin Man 1934, 91 min.

W.S. Van Dyke     Starring: William PowellNat PendletonMinna Gombell

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Crime

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Manhattan 1979, 96 min.

Woody Allen     Starring: Woody AllenDiane KeatonMichael Murphy

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Drama

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Laura 1944, 88 min.

Otto Preminger     Starring: Gene TierneyDana AndrewsClifton Webb

Crime Thriller    Crime    Detective Film

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The Wild Bunch 1969, 145 min.

Sam Peckinpah     Starring: William HoldenRobert RyanEdmond O'Brien

Action    New Hollywood    Outlaw

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