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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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Manhattan 1979, 96 min.

Woody Allen     Starring: Woody AllenDiane KeatonMichael Murphy

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Drama

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Tootsie 1982, 119 min.

Sydney Pollack     Starring: Dustin HoffmanJessica LangeTeri Garr

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Errors    Comedy

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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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Annie Hall 1977, 93 min.

Woody Allen     Starring: Woody AllenDiane KeatonTony Roberts

Comedy of Manners    Comedy    New Hollywood

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Vertigo 1958, 129 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: James StewartKim NovakTom Helmore

Femme Fatale    Mindbender    Mystery

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Rushmore 1998, 93 min.

Wes Anderson     Starring: Bill MurrayOlivia WilliamsBrian Cox

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    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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This Is Spinal Tap 1984, 82 min.

Rob Reiner     Starring: Rob ReinerMichael McKeanChristopher Guest

Comedy    Mockumentary    Musical

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Groundhog Day 1993, 101 min.

Harold Ramis     Starring: Bill MurrayAndie MacDowellChris Elliott

Comedy    Fantasy Comedy    Fantasy

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Broadcast News 1987, 133 min.

James L. Brooks     Starring: William HurtJoan CusackAlbert Brooks

Comedy Drama    Media Satire    Romance

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Jaws 1975, 124 min.

Steven Spielberg     Starring: Roy ScheiderRobert ShawRichard Dreyfuss

Adventure    Horror    Monster Film

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Husbands and Wives 1992, 108 min.

Woody Allen     Starring: Judy DavisMia FarrowJuliette Lewis

Comedy Drama    Domestic Comedy    Satire

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Ran 1985, 162 min.

Akira Kurosawa     Starring: Tatsuya NakadaiAkira TeraoJinpachi Nezu

Action    Based-on-Shakespeare    Drama

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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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Moonstruck 1987, 102 min.

Norman Jewison     Starring: CherNicolas CageVincent Gardenia

Comedy    Domestic Comedy    Romance

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Do the Right Thing 1989, 120 min.

Spike Lee     Starring: Spike LeeRosie PerezGiancarlo Esposito

Drama    Ensemble Film    Message Movie

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Wild at Heart 1990, 124 min.

David Lynch     Starring: Nicolas CageDiane LaddIsabella Rossellini

Black Comedy    Crime    Crime Thriller

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Ghostbusters 1984, 105 min.

Ivan Reitman     Starring: Bill MurrayDan AykroydHarold Ramis

Comedy    Fantasy Comedy    Fantasy

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The Fly 1986, 95 min.

David Cronenberg     Starring: Jeff GoldblumGeena DavisJohn Getz

Body Horror    Horror    Monster Film

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Dead Man Walking 1995, 122 min.

Tim Robbins     Starring: Susan SarandonSean PennRobert Prosky

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Witness 1985, 112 min.

Peter Weir     Starring: Harrison FordKelly McGillisAlexander Godunov

Crime Thriller    Crime    Drama

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Excalibur 1981, 140 min.

John Boorman     Starring: Nigel TerryNicol WilliamsonHelen Mirren

Adventure Drama    Adventure    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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Saturday Night Fever 1977, 118 min.

John Badham     Starring: John TravoltaKaren Lynn GorneyBarry Miller

Dance Film    Drama    Musical

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Raising Arizona 1987, 94 min.

Joel & Ethan Coen     Starring: Nicolas CageHolly HunterTrey Wilson

Comedy    Crime Comedy    Crime

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Knocked Up 2007, 129 min.

Judd Apatow     Starring: Seth RogenKatherine HeiglPaul Rudd

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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North by Northwest 1959, 136 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Cary GrantEva Marie SaintJames Mason

Chase Movie    Mystery    Romance

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Hot Rod 2007, 88 min.

Akiva Schaffer     Starring: Andy SambergJorma TacconeBill Hader

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Sports Comedy

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Munich 2005, 164 min.

Steven Spielberg     Starring: Eric BanaDaniel CraigCiarán Hinds

Docudrama    Drama    Hitman / Assassin Film

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L.A. Confidential 1997, 138 min.

Curtis Hanson     Starring: Kevin SpaceyRussell CroweGuy Pearce

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Billy Madison 1995, 89 min.

Tamra Davis     Starring: Adam SandlerBradley WhitfordJosh Mostel

Comedy    Farce    Gross-Out Comedy

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Hoop Dreams 1994, 170 min.

Steve James     Starring: Spike LeeSheila AgeeGene Pingatore

Biography    Culture and Society    Documentary

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Casablanca 1942, 102 min.

Michael Curtiz     Starring: Humphrey BogartIngrid BergmanPaul Henreid

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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Seven Samurai 1954, 207 min.

Akira Kurosawa     Starring: Toshirô MifuneMinoru ChiakiTakashi Shimura

Action    Drama    Ensemble Film

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King Kong 2005, 187 min.

Peter Jackson     Starring: Naomi WattsJack BlackAdrien Brody

Adventure    Epic    Fantasy Adventure

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Brief Encounter 1945, 86 min.

David Lean     Starring: Celia JohnsonTrevor HowardStanley Holloway

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Romance

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Bottle Rocket 1996, 91 min.

Wes Anderson     Starring: Owen WilsonLuke WilsonRobert Musgrave

Buddy Film    Caper    Comedy

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High and Low 1963, 142 min.

Akira Kurosawa     Starring: Toshirô MifuneTatsuya NakadaiKyoko Kagawa

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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Das Boot 1981, 149 min.

Wolfgang Petersen     Starring: Klaus WennemannHubertus BengschBernd Tauber

Adventure Drama    Adventure    Drama

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Die Hard 1988, 131 min.

John McTiernan     Starring: Bruce WillisAlan RickmanBonnie Bedelia

Action Thriller    Action    Crime Thriller

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Marty 1955, 91 min.

Delbert Mann     Starring: Ernest BorgnineBetsy BlairJerry Paris

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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Re-Animator 1985, 95 min.

Stuart Gordon     Starring: Jeffrey CombsBruce AbbottBarbara Crampton

Black Comedy    Body Horror    Horror

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Halloween 1978, 91 min.

John Carpenter     Starring: Donald PleasenceJamie Lee CurtisNancy Kyes

Horror    Slasher Film    Teen Movie

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Police Story 1985, 90 min.

Jackie Chan     Starring: Jackie ChanBrigitte LinMaggie Cheung

Action Comedy    Action Thriller    Action

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The Searchers 1956, 119 min.

John Ford     Starring: John WayneJeffery HunterVera Miles

Epic    Revisionist Western    Western

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The Wailing 2016, 156 min.

Hong-jin Na     Starring: Jung-min HwangDo Won KwakWoo-hee Chun

Foreign Language Film    Horror    Mystery

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Gremlins 1984, 106 min.

Joe Dante     Starring: Zach GalliganPhoebe CatesCorey Feldman

Comedy    Holiday Film    Horror

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Out of Sight 1998, 123 min.

Steven Soderbergh     Starring: George ClooneyVing RhamesDon Cheadle

Caper    Comedy    Crime Comedy

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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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The Gold Rush 1925, 96 min.

Charles Chaplin     Starring: Charles ChaplinMack SwainTom Murray

Adventure Comedy    Adventure    Comedy

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1963, 138 min.

Federico Fellini     Starring: Marcello MastroianniClaudia CardinaleAnouk Aimée

Comedy Drama    Drama    Ensemble Film

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Happiness 1998, 134 min.

Todd Solondz     Starring: Dylan BakerLara Flynn BoyleCynthia Stevenson

Black Comedy    Comedy Drama    Drama

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La La Land 2016, 128 min.

Damien Chazelle     Starring: Emma StoneRyan GoslingFinn Wittrock

Drama    Musical Romance    Musical

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Rashômon 1950, 88 min.

Akira Kurosawa     Starring: Toshirô MifuneMachiko KyôMinoru Chiaki

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Fiddler on the Roof 1971, 181 min.

Norman Jewison     Starring: TopolNorma CraneLeonard Frey

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Manhunter 1986, 124 min.

Michael Mann     Starring: William PetersenKim GreistBrian Cox

Crime    Crime Thriller    Detective Film

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The Story of Qiu Ju 1993, 101 min.

Yimou Zhang     Starring: Gong LiGe ZhijunLiu Peiqi

Comedy Drama    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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The Killer 1989, 111 min.

John Woo     Starring: Chow Yun-FatDanny LeeSally Yeh

Action Thriller    Action    Buddy Film

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The 40-Year-Old Virgin 2005, 116 min.

Judd Apatow     Starring: Steve CarellCatherine KeenerPaul Rudd

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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From Beyond 1986, 86 min.

Stuart Gordon     Starring: Jeffrey CombsBruce McGuireKen Foree

Body Horror    Horror    Sci-Fi Horror

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Three Kings 1999, 114 min.

David O. Russell     Starring: George ClooneyMark WahlbergIce Cube

Action    Adventure    Anti-War Film

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Barton Fink 1991, 116 min.

Joel & Ethan Coen     Starring: John TurturroMichael LernerTony Shalhoub

Black Comedy    Comedy Drama    Drama

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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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Nashville 1975, 159 min.

Robert Altman     Starring: Ned BeattyRonee BlakleyKeith Carradine

Americana    Drama    Ensemble Film

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Avalon 1990, 126 min.

Barry Levinson     Starring: Armin Mueller-StahlEve GordonElizabeth Perkins

Americana    Drama    Family Drama

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Once 2006, 85 min.

John Carney     Starring: Markéta IrglováGlen HansardHugh Walsh

Drama    Musical    Musical Drama

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Being John Malkovich 1999, 112 min.

Spike Jonze     Starring: John CusackCameron DiazJohn Malkovich

Comedy    Fantasy Comedy    Fantasy

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The Maltese Falcon 1941, 100 min.

John Huston     Starring: Humphrey BogartMary AstorGladys George

Crime    Detective Film    Femme Fatale

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JFK 1991, 189 min.

Oliver Stone     Starring: Kevin CostnerGary OldmanKevin Bacon

Biopic    Drama    Ensemble Film

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Jackie Chan's Project A2 1987, 101 min.

Jackie Chan     Starring: David LamRosamund KwanCarina Lau

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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The Fall 2006, 117 min.

Tarsem Singh     Starring: Catinca UntaruJustine WaddellLee Pace

Adventure Drama    Adventure    Drama

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Roman Holiday 1953, 118 min.

William Wyler     Starring: Audrey HepburnGregory PeckEddie Albert

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Heat 1995, 188 min.

Michael Mann     Starring: Al PacinoRobert De NiroVal Kilmer

Action Thriller    Action    Caper

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The Player 1992, 124 min.

Robert Altman     Starring: Tim RobbinsWhoopi GoldbergPeter Gallagher

Comedy    Ensemble Film    Satire

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