Favorite movies

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My favourite movies of all time.


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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

Adventure Fantasy Action
Jack is back!

Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davey Jones, he also attempts to avoid eternal damnation.

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Vote count 4,498 Vote avg 69 Release date 2006-06-20

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Adventure Fantasy Action
One ring to rule them all

Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.

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Vote count 7,317 Vote avg 79 Release date 2001-12-18

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

Adventure Fantasy Action
A New Power Is Rising.

Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.

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Vote count 6,244 Vote avg 79 Release date 2002-12-18

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Adventure Fantasy Action
The eye of the enemy is moving.

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.

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Vote count 6,786 Vote avg 80 Release date 2003-12-01

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Inception (2010)

Action Thriller Science Fiction
Your mind is the scene of the crime.

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.

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Vote count 12,711 Vote avg 81 Release date 2010-07-14

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Forrest Gump (1994)

Comedy Drama Romance
The world will never be the same, once you've seen it through the eyes of Forrest Gump.

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes him. 'Forrest Gump' is the story of a man who rose above his challenges, and who proved that determination, courage, and love are more important than ability.

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Vote count 7,128 Vote avg 82 Release date 1994-07-06

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The Dark Knight (2008)

Drama Action Crime
Why So Serious?

Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

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Vote count 11,060 Vote avg 82 Release date 2008-07-16

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Pulp Fiction (1994)

Thriller Crime
Just because you are a character doesn't mean you have character.

A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.

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Vote count 6,810 Vote avg 82 Release date 1994-10-13
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Django Unchained (2012)

Drama Western
Life, liberty and the pursuit of vengeance.

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

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Vote count 8,684 Vote avg 77 Release date 2012-12-25

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The Lion King (1994)

Family Animation Drama
Life's greatest adventure is finding your place in the Circle of Life.

A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.

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Vote count 4,342 Vote avg 79 Release date 1994-06-23

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Schindler's List (1993)

Drama History War
Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.

The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.

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Vote count 3,495 Vote avg 82 Release date 1993-11-29

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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

Action Crime
Go for the kill.

An assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill and other members of their assassination circle – but 'The Bride' lives to plot her vengeance. Setting out for some payback, she makes a death list and hunts down those who wronged her, saving Bill for last.

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Vote count 3,869 Vote avg 76 Release date 2003-10-10

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Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

Action Crime Thriller
The bride is back for the final cut.

The Bride unwaveringly continues on her roaring rampage of revenge against the band of assassins who had tried to kill her and her unborn child. She visits each of her former associates one-by-one, checking off the victims on her Death List Five until there's nothing left to do … but kill Bill.

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Vote count 3,092 Vote avg 76 Release date 2004-04-16

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Leon: The Professional (1994)

Thriller Crime Drama
If you want a job done well, hire a professional.

Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, Mathilda's thoughts turn to revenge, and she considers following in Leon's footsteps.

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Vote count 3,387 Vote avg 81 Release date 1994-09-14

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Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Drama Action Thriller
Once upon a time in Nazi occupied France...

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. Aldo Raine soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.

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Vote count 5,127 Vote avg 78 Release date 2009-08-18

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American History X (1998)

Drama
Some Legacies Must End.

Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader of a violent white supremacist gang that committed acts of racial crime throughout L.A. and his actions greatly influenced Danny. Reformed and fresh out of prison, Derek severs contact with the gang and becomes determined to keep Danny from going down the same violent path as he did.

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Vote count 2,323 Vote avg 81 Release date 1998-10-30

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The Usual Suspects (1995)

Drama Crime Thriller
Five Criminals. One Line Up. No Coincidence.

Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an explosion in San Pedro harbor – leaving few survivors. Verbal lures his interrogators with an incredible story of the crime lord's almost supernatural prowess.

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Vote count 2,645 Vote avg 81 Release date 1995-07-19

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Braveheart (1995)

Action Drama History
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.

Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against English rule.

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Vote count 2,839 Vote avg 76 Release date 1995-05-24

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Batman Begins (2005)

Action Crime Drama
Evil fears the knight.

Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal underworld - The Batman.

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Vote count 6,055 Vote avg 74 Release date 2005-06-14

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Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Crime Thriller
Every dog has his day.

A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and Nice Guy Eddie -- unravel.

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Vote count 2,846 Vote avg 80 Release date 1992-06-25
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Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Drama History War
The mission is a man.

As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.

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Vote count 4,239 Vote avg 78 Release date 1998-07-24

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The Departed (2006)

Drama Thriller Crime
Lies. Betrayal. Sacrifice. How far will you take it?

To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them.

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Vote count 3,517 Vote avg 79 Release date 2006-10-05

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The Green Mile (1999)

Fantasy Drama Crime
Miracles do happen.

A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution.

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Vote count 3,149 Vote avg 81 Release date 1999-12-10

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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Action Crime Drama
The Legend Ends

Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman encounters the mysterious Selina Kyle and the villainous Bane, a new terrorist leader who overwhelms Gotham's finest. The Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.

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Vote count 7,836 Vote avg 75 Release date 2012-07-16

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Snatch (2000)

Thriller Crime
Stealin' Stones and Breakin' Bones.

The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the search for a stolen diamond, and the other about a boxing promoter who’s having trouble with a psychotic gangster.

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Vote count 2,487 Vote avg 76 Release date 2000-09-01

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No Country for Old Men (2007)

Crime Drama Thriller
There are no clean getaways.

Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the violent pursuit of money and justice collide.

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Vote count 2,341 Vote avg 77 Release date 2007-11-08

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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Drama Crime
Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

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Vote count 7,033 Vote avg 84 Release date 1994-09-10

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

Drama
If he's crazy, what does that make you?

While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.

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Vote count 2,290 Vote avg 82 Release date 1975-11-18

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Shutter Island (2010)

Drama Thriller Mystery
Someone is missing.

World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.

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Vote count 4,772 Vote avg 77 Release date 2010-02-18

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Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Drama Crime
The true story of a real fake.

A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.

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Vote count 3,011 Vote avg 77 Release date 2002-12-25

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Gladiator (2000)

Action Drama Adventure
A Hero Will Rise.

General Maximus' success in battle earns the favour of the Roman Empire's elderly Emperor at the expense of the Emperor's son. In a fit of jealous rage the son slays his father before turning his anger towards Maximus. Now reduced to a slave, and his family dead, Maximus must fight as a gladiator to gain his freedom – and his revenge.

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Vote count 4,474 Vote avg 78 Release date 2000-05-01

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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Crime Drama Thriller
To enter the mind of a killer she must challenge the mind of a madman.

FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. but her Faustian relationship with Lecter soon leads to his escape, and now two deranged killers are on the loose.

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Vote count 3,548 Vote avg 80 Release date 1991-02-01

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Warrior (2011)

Action Drama
Fight for Family

An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan (Tom Hardy) returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father (Nick Nolte), a recovering alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path toward the title prize, his brother Brendan (Joel Edgerton), a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father. But when Brendan's unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense winner-take-all battle of their lives.

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Vote count 1,057 Vote avg 77 Release date 2011-09-09

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Gran Torino (2008)

Drama
Ever come across somebody you shouldn't have messed with?

Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. He is a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor Thao, a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Kowalski is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood.

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Vote count 2,460 Vote avg 77 Release date 2008-12-09

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Interstellar (2014)

Adventure Drama Science Fiction
Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die here.

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

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Vote count 10,349 Vote avg 81 Release date 2014-11-05
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Se7en (1995)

Crime Mystery Thriller
Seven deadly sins. Seven ways to die.

Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset researches each sin in an effort to get inside the killer's mind, while his novice partner, Mills, scoffs at his efforts to unravel the case.

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Vote count 4,600 Vote avg 80 Release date 1995-09-22

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Mystic River (2003)

Thriller Crime Drama
We bury our sins, we wash them clean.

A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.

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Vote count 1,111 Vote avg 75 Release date 2003-10-07

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

Western
For three men the Civil War wasn't hell. It was practice.

While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.

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Vote count 1,891 Vote avg 81 Release date 1966-12-23

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American Beauty (1999)

Drama
Look closer.

Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.

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Vote count 2,538 Vote avg 78 Release date 1999-09-15

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Life Is Beautiful (1997)

Comedy Drama
An unforgettable fable that proves love, family and imagination conquer all.

A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up he tries to convince his son that the whole thing is just a game.

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Vote count 2,657 Vote avg 82 Release date 1997-12-20

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12 Years a Slave (2013)

Drama History
The extraordinary true story of Solomon Northup

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

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Vote count 3,011 Vote avg 79 Release date 2013-10-18

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The Shining (1980)

Horror Thriller
A masterpiece of modern horror.

Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.

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Vote count 2,761 Vote avg 80 Release date 1980-05-22

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A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Science Fiction Drama
Being the adventures of a young man whose principal interests are rape, ultra-violence and Beethoven.

The head of a gang of toughs, in an insensitive futuristic society, is conditioned to become physically ill at sex and violence during a prison sentence. When he is released, he's brutally beaten by all of his old adversaries.

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Vote count 2,524 Vote avg 79 Release date 1971-12-18
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Fight Club (1999)

Drama
How much can you know about yourself if you've never been in a fight?

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

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Vote count 8,536 Vote avg 82 Release date 1999-10-15
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The Big Lebowski (1998)

Comedy Crime
They figured he was a lazy time wasting slacker. They were right.

Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink white Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events involving nihilists, adult film producers, ferrets, errant toes, and large sums of money.

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Vote count 2,355 Vote avg 77 Release date 1998-02-15
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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Action Science Fiction Adventure
All heroes start somewhere.

Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.

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Vote count 9,284 Vote avg 79 Release date 2014-07-30
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Up (2009)

Animation Comedy Family

Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease on life.

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Vote count 5,364 Vote avg 77 Release date 2009-05-13

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Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Drama
Beyond his silence, there is a past. Beyond her dreams, there is a feeling. Beyond hope, there is a memory. Beyond their journey, there is a love.

Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.

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Vote count 1,902 Vote avg 77 Release date 2004-12-14

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Kick-Ass (2010)

Action Crime
Shut up. Kick ass.

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.

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Vote count 3,851 Vote avg 70 Release date 2010-03-22

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Hot Fuzz (2007)

Crime Action Comedy
Big cops. Small town. Moderate violence.

Top London cop, PC Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. To stop the rest of his team from looking bad, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford, paired with simple country cop, and everything seems quiet until two actors are found decapitated. It is addressed as an accident, but Angel isn't going to accept that, especially when more and more people turn up dead.

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Vote count 1,804 Vote avg 74 Release date 2007-02-14

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