Movies 2015

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Title: '71

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 99 min.

Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller

Languages: English

Directors: Yann Demange

Actors: Jack O'Connell, Jack Lowden, Paul Popplewell, Adam Nagaitis

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 11 wins & 22 nominations.

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Plot: In 1971, a young and disorientated British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast.

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Title: 1

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 112 min.

Genres: Documentary, History, Sport

Languages: English

Directors: Paul Crowder

Actors: Michael Fassbender, Niki Lauda, Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: 1 nomination.

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Plot: Set in the golden era of Grand Prix Racing '1' tells the story of a generation of charismatic drivers who raced on the edge, risking their lives during Formula 1's deadliest period, and the men who stood up and changed the sport forever.

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Title: 112 Weddings

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 95 min.

Genres: Documentary, Romance

Languages: English

Directors: Doug Block

Actors: Doug Block, Augie Alexander, Erica Beckman, Jonathan Blake

My rating: 7.0

IMDB rating: 6.6

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: In this documentary marriage is investigated from pretty much all the angles. The movie feels very realistic and really illustrates the pitfalls of marriage. A good watch for couples who are interested about marriage.

Plot: After two decades of filming weddings Doug had long wondered what became of those couples.. Are they still together? Is married life what they thought it would be? How have they navigated ...

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Title: 20,000 Days on Earth

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 97 min.

Genres: Documentary, Drama, Music

Languages: English

Directors: Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard

Actors: Nick Cave, Susie Bick, Warren Ellis, Darian Leader

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 7 wins & 14 nominations.

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Plot: Writer and musician Nick Cave marks his 20,000th day on the planet Earth.

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Title: 25th Hour

Release Year: 2003

Runtime: 135 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Spike Lee

Actors: Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Pepper, Rosario Dawson

My rating: 8.5

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 14 nominations.

Personal Message: 25th hour is an amazing movie. In my eyes the crew has enough talent to sell any story and they sell this story with perfection.

Plot: Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term.

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Title: 3-Iron

Release Year: 2004

Runtime: 88 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Romance

Languages: Korean

Directors: Ki-duk Kim

Actors: Seung-yeon Lee, Hyun-kyoon Lee, Hyuk-ho Kwon, Jeong-ho Choi

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: 14 wins & 8 nominations.

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Plot: A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents' lives for a few days.

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Title: 3:10 to Yuma

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 122 min.

Genres: Adventure, Crime, Drama

Languages: English, Chinese

Directors: James Mangold

Actors: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Logan Lerman, Dallas Roberts

My rating: 5.5

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 30 nominations.

Personal Message: The movie is slow and the story line feels pretty ridiculous. The only good thing this movie has going is the excellent atmosphere, but this simply is not enough.

Plot: A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.

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Title: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 113 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Romanian

Directors: Cristian Mungiu

Actors: Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, Alexandru Potocean

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 37 wins & 54 nominations.

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Plot: A woman assists her friend in arranging an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania.

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Title: 9/11

Release Year: 2002

Runtime: 112 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: James Hanlon, Gédéon Naudet, Jules Naudet

Actors: Tony Benatatos, Jamal Braithwaite, Steve Buscemi, Joe Casaliggi

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.4

Awards won: Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 6 nominations.

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Plot: A real life documentary following the events of September 11 from an insider's view, through the lens of James Hanlon and two French filmmakers who were in Manhattan that one day.

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Title: A Bittersweet Life

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 120 min.

Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Languages: Korean, Russian

Directors: Jee-woon Kim

Actors: Jung-min Hwang, Yu-mi Jeong, Ku Jin, Hae-gon Kim

My rating: 8

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 4 wins & 3 nominations.

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Plot: Things go wrong for a high ranking mobster when he doesn't proceed by his boss's orders.

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Title: A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash

Release Year: 2006

Runtime: 84 min.

Genres: Documentary, War

Languages: English

Directors: Basil Gelpke, Raymond McCormack, Reto Caduff

Actors: Wade Adams, Abdul Samad Al-Awadi, Fadhil J. Al-Chalabi, Roscoe Bartlett

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: 4 wins & 2 nominations.

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Plot: A theatrical documentary on the planet's dwindling oil resources.

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Title: A Life in Japan

Release Year: -

Runtime: -

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Title: A Love to Hide

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 103 min.

Genres: Drama, War

Languages: French

Directors: Christian Faure

Actors: Jérémie Renier, Louise Monot, Bruno Todeschini, Nicolas Gob

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.2

Awards won: 3 wins.

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Plot: A young Jewish girl looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slain while attempting to make their way to England is sheltered by an old...

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Title: A Most Violent Year

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 125 min.

Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Languages: English, Spanish

Directors: J.C. Chandor

Actors: Oscar Isaac, Elyes Gabel, Jessica Chastain, Lorna Pruce

My rating: 8.0

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 44 nominations.

Personal Message: The leading actor carries this semi-gangster movie in a fantastic way. It is a perfect illustration of how a business is run in a dodgy sector. It is one of the better movies I have seen this year.

Plot: In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history.

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Title: A Royal Affair

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 137 min.

Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Languages: Danish, English, German, French

Directors: Nikolaj Arcel

Actors: Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Trine Dyrholm

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 21 wins & 36 nominations.

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Plot: A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.

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Title: A Scanner Darkly

Release Year: 2006

Runtime: 100 min.

Genres: Animation, Drama, Mystery

Languages: English

Directors: Richard Linklater

Actors: Rory Cochrane, Robert Downey Jr., Mitch Baker, Keanu Reeves

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 3 wins & 18 nominations.

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Plot: An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.

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Title: A Small Act

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 88 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: Kikuyu, English, Swahili, Swedish

Directors: Jennifer Arnold

Actors: N/A

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: 4 wins & 4 nominations.

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Plot: A young Kenyan's life changes drastically when his education is sponsored by a Swedish stranger. Years later, he founds his own scholarship program to replicate the kindness he once received.

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Title: A Summer in the Cage

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 82 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Ben Selkow

Actors: N/A

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: Whole movie can be watched by clicking on the trailer link.

Plot: "A Summer in the Cage" is filmmaker Ben Selkow's feature-length documentary chronicling his friend Sam's battle with manic-depressive illness, also known as bipolar disorder. The film ...

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Title: A Tale of Two Sisters

Release Year: 2003

Runtime: 115 min.

Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery

Languages: Korean

Directors: Jee-woon Kim

Actors: Kap-su Kim, Jung-ah Yum, Su-jeong Lim, Geun-young Moon

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 15 wins & 2 nominations.

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Plot: A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family.

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Title: The Turin Horse

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 146 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Hungarian, German

Directors: Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky

Actors: János Derzsi, Erika Bók, Mihály Kormos, Ricsi

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: 7 wins & 14 nominations.

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Plot: A rural farmer is forced to confront the mortality of his faithful horse.

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Title: A Walk to Beautiful

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 85 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: Amharic, English

Directors: Mary Olive Smith

Actors: N/A

My rating: 7.5

IMDB rating: 8.2

Awards won: 8 wins.

Personal Message: An excellent documentary about women in third world countries who are so underfed that their bone structure does not allow them to give birth. Instead labor lasts up to 10 days and they destroy their rectum and bladder. This movie is about a hospital that helps these women to get them back on their feet.

Plot: "A Walk to Beautiful" tells the story of five women in Ethiopia suffering from devastating childbirth injuries. Rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities, these women ...

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Title: Moscow, Belgium

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 102 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Languages: Flemish, Dutch

Directors: Christophe Van Rompaey

Actors: Barbara Sarafian, Jurgen Delnaet, Johan Heldenbergh, Anemone Valcke

My rating: 6.5

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 13 wins & 7 nominations.

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Plot: Matty, a 41-year old mother of three with a husband in his midlife-crisis, meets 29-year old Johnny, a truck driver, who takes an interest in her.

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Title: Accused

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 97 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Paula van der Oest

Actors: Barry Atsma, Marwan Kenzari, Fedja van Huêt, Annet Malherbe

My rating: 6.5

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 1 win & 7 nominations.

Personal Message: One of the better Dutch movies about a dodgy court case.

Plot: A young assistant DA puts a serial killing nurse behind bars, only to discover evidence that may prove her innocence.

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Title: Act Normal

Release Year: 2006

Runtime: 82 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Olaf de Fleur Johannesson

Actors: N/A

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 1 nomination.

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Plot: Filmed for over ten years, a monk visits the normal world by disrobing, marrying, divorcing and becoming a monk again.

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Title: Adam's Apples

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 94 min.

Genres: Comedy, Crime, Drama

Languages: Danish

Directors: Anders Thomas Jensen

Actors: Ulrich Thomsen, Mads Mikkelsen, Nicolas Bro, Paprika Steen

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: 20 wins & 13 nominations.

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Plot: A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest.

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Title: Adaptation.

Release Year: 2003

Runtime: 114 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: English, Latin

Directors: Spike Jonze

Actors: Nicolas Cage, Tilda Swinton, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 60 wins & 95 nominations.

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Plot: A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt "The Orchid Thief" by Susan Orlean for the screen.

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Title: Admiral

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 151 min.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Biography

Languages: Dutch, English, French

Directors: Roel Reiné

Actors: Charles Dance, Rutger Hauer, Daniel Brocklebank, Ella-June Henrard

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 5 nominations.

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Plot: When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany and the country itself is on the brink of civil war, only one man can lead the county's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet: Michiel de Ruyter.

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Title: Afghan Star

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 87 min.

Genres: Documentary, Music

Languages: Dari, English, Pushto

Directors: Havana Marking

Actors: Habib Amiri, Setara Hussainzada, Rafi Naabzada, Lima Sahar

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: 2 wins & 3 nominations.

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Plot: A look at how contestants on the a musical contest program "Pop Idol" in Afghanistan risk their lives to appear on the show.

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Title: Afro Samurai

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 125 min.

Genres: Animation, Action, Adventure

Languages: English, French

Directors: N/A

Actors: Samuel L. Jackson, Phil LaMarr, Yuri Lowenthal, Greg Eagles

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: A Black samurai goes on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father in a futuristic feudal Japan.

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Title: After the Wedding

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 120 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Danish, Swedish, English, Hindi

Directors: Susanne Bier

Actors: Mads Mikkelsen, Neeral Mulchandani, Tanya Sharma, Swini Khara

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 16 nominations.

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Plot: A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret.

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Title: After Tiller

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 85 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Martha Shane, Lana Wilson

Actors: George Tiller, Warren Hern, Leroy Carhart, Susan Robinson

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: 4 wins & 9 nominations.

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Plot: After the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in 2009, there are a limited number of doctors left in the country who provide third-trimester abortions for women. AFTER TILLER moves...

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Title: Aftermath

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 107 min.

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Languages: Polish

Directors: Wladyslaw Pasikowski

Actors: Maciej Stuhr, Ireneusz Czop, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Danuta Szaflarska

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 3 wins & 6 nominations.

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Plot: A Polish man who returns home after the death of his father unearths a secret about the now-deceased Jewish residents of his village.

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Title: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 91 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English, Mandarin

Directors: Alison Klayman

Actors: Weiwei Ai, Dan Ai, Lao Ai, Lee Ambrozy

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 6 wins & 15 nominations.

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Plot: A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.

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Title: Family Way

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 132 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Languages: English, Dutch

Directors: Joram Lürsen

Actors: Carice van Houten, Thijs Römer, Benja Bruijning, Jacob Derwig

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.7

Awards won: 5 wins & 6 nominations.

Personal Message: NO SUBTITLES

Plot: All the members of the De Roover family have ended up at a point of no return in their lives where crucial choices have to be made. Winnie wants a child. Her husband Rutmer wants to get in ...

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Title: Love is All

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 110 min.

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Languages: English, Dutch, Spanish

Directors: Joram Lürsen

Actors: Michiel Romeyn, Thomas Acda, Anneke Blok, Carice van Houten

My rating: 5.5

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: 9 wins & 8 nominations.

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Plot: The bumpy love lives of four Amsterdam couples intersect during the days leading up to Dutch national holiday Sinterklaas.

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Title: American Sniper

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 133 min.

Genres: Action, Biography, Drama

Languages: English, Arabic

Directors: Clint Eastwood

Actors: Bradley Cooper, Kyle Gallner, Cole Konis, Ben Reed

My rating: 3

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 38 nominations.

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Plot: Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.

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Title: American Splendor

Release Year: 2003

Runtime: 101 min.

Genres: Biography, Comedy, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini

Actors: Chris Ambrose, Joey Krajcar, Josh Hutcherson, Cameron Carter

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 31 wins & 47 nominations.

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Plot: An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.

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Title: American Teacher

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 81 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography, History

Languages: English

Directors: Vanessa Roth, Brian McGinn

Actors: Erik Benner, Neil Cavuto, Matt Damon, Linda Darling-Hammond

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.9

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: Weaving interviews of policy experts and startling facts with the lives and careers of four teachers, American Teacher tells the collective story by and about those closest to the issues in...

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Title: American: The Bill Hicks Story

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 102 min.

Genres: Documentary, Animation, Biography

Languages: English

Directors: Matt Harlock, Paul Thomas

Actors: Bill Hicks, Dwight Slade, Mary Hicks, Steve Hicks

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: 3 nominations.

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Plot: Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill best.

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Title: Amsterdam Global Village

Release Year: 1996

Runtime: 245 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Johan van der Keuken

Actors: Julika Marijn

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: 2 wins & 1 nomination.

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Plot: N/A

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Title: An Inconvenient Truth

Release Year: 2006

Runtime: 96 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Davis Guggenheim

Actors: Al Gore, Billy West

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: Won 2 Oscars. Another 30 wins & 10 nominations.

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Plot: Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Al Gore's personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change in the most talked-about documentary at Sundance.

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Title: Angel Baby

Release Year: 1997

Runtime: 105 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Languages: English

Directors: Michael Rymer

Actors: John Lynch, Jacqueline McKenzie, Colin Friels, Deborra-Lee Furness

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 12 wins.

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Plot: Two schizophrenics meet during therapy and fall passionately in love. Ahead of them lies the inevitable road to disaster - one they share to the end.

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Title: Angela's Ashes

Release Year: 2000

Runtime: 145 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Alan Parker

Actors: Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Joe Breen, Ciaran Owens

My rating: 7.5

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 11 nominations.

Personal Message: A life in Ireland. Pretty grim, pretty realistic and romantic at the same time. A really solid good movie.

Plot: Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the ...

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Title: Antonia's Line

Release Year: 1996

Runtime: 102 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Marleen Gorris

Actors: Willeke van Ammelrooy, Els Dottermans, Dora van der Groen, Veerle van Overloop

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 8 nominations.

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Plot: A Dutch matron establishes and, for several generations, oversees a close-knit, matriarchal community where feminism and liberalism thrive.

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Title: Any Way the Wind Blows

Release Year: 2003

Runtime: 127 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: Flemish, Dutch, English, French

Directors: Tom Barman

Actors: Frank Vercruyssen, Diane De Belder, Eric Kloeck, Natali Broods

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 2 wins & 2 nominations.

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Plot: Sort of a low-budget Short Cuts (1993), set in the Flemish port city of Antwerp on a warm day in June. Natalie, her brother Chouki, her boyfriend Walter and his ex Lara, the gallery keeper ...

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Title: Art & Copy

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 89 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Doug Pray

Actors: Lee Clow, Jim Durfee, Cliff Freeman, Jeff Goodby

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: 2 wins & 1 nomination.

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Plot: ART & COPY is a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential ...

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Title: Art and Craft

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 89 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman, Mark Becker

Actors: Mark A. Landis

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 2 wins & 1 nomination.

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Plot: When one of the most prolific art forgers in US history is finally exposed, he must confront the legacy of his 30-year con.

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Title: As It Is in Heaven

Release Year: 2004

Runtime: 133 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Music

Languages: Swedish, English, Italian

Directors: Kay Pollak

Actors: Michael Nyqvist, Frida Hallgren, Helen Sjöholm, Lennart Jähkel

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 11 nominations.

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Plot: A successful international conductor suddenly interrupts his career and returns alone to his childhood village in Norrland, in the far north of Sweden.It doesn't take long before he is ...

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Title: At Berkeley

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 244 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Frederick Wiseman

Actors: N/A

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 3 wins & 6 nominations.

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Plot: The University of California at Berkeley, the oldest and most prestigious member of a ten campus public education system, is also one of the finest research and teaching facilities in the ...

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Title: Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

Release Year: 2002

Runtime: 172 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Inuktitut

Directors: Zacharias Kunuk

Actors: Natar Ungalaaq, Sylvia Ivalu, Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq, Lucy Tulugarjuk

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: 24 wins & 16 nominations.

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Plot: The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior's endurance and battle of its menace.

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Title: Away from Her

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 110 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Sarah Polley

Actors: Gordon Pinsent, Stacey LaBerge, Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 62 wins & 37 nominations.

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Plot: A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.

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Title: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 76 min.

Genres: Animation, Action, Adventure

Languages: English

Directors: Jay Oliva

Actors: Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, David Selby, Wade Williams

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: 5 nominations.

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Plot: Batman has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing 55-year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl. But, does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new era?

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Title: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 76 min.

Genres: Animation, Action, Crime

Languages: English

Directors: Jay Oliva

Actors: Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, Michael Emerson, David Selby

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.4

Awards won: 1 win & 1 nomination.

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Plot: The Batman has returned after a 10-year absence. The Gotham authorities want to arrest him. An old foe wants a reunion. The Feds want the Man of Tomorrow to put a stop to him.

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Title: Batman: Under the Red Hood

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 75 min.

Genres: Animation, Action, Crime

Languages: English

Directors: Brandon Vietti

Actors: Bruce Greenwood, Jensen Ackles, John DiMaggio, Neil Patrick Harris

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: 1 nomination.

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Plot: There's a mystery afoot in Gotham City, and Batman must go toe-to-toe with a mysterious vigilante, who goes by the name of Red Hood. Subsequently, old wounds reopen and old, once buried memories come into the light.

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Title: Before Sunrise

Release Year: 1995

Runtime: 105 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Languages: English, German, French

Directors: Richard Linklater

Actors: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert, Hanno Pöschl

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: 1 win & 7 nominations.

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Plot: A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.

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Title: Ben X

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 93 min.

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Languages: Flemish, Dutch

Directors: Nic Balthazar

Actors: Marijke Pinoy, Greg Timmermans, Cesar De Sutter, Gilles De Schryver

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: 7 wins & 2 nominations.

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Plot: As an alternative to getting bullied at school, an autistic teenager retreats into the world of online role-playing games.

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Title: Best in Show

Release Year: 2000

Runtime: 90 min.

Genres: Comedy

Languages: English

Directors: Christopher Guest

Actors: Jay Brazeau, Parker Posey, Michael Hitchcock, Catherine O'Hara

My rating: 4

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 13 nominations.

Personal Message: Horrible movie!

Plot: A colorful array of characters compete at a national dog show.

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Title: Best Kept Secret

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 85 min.

Genres: Documentary, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Samantha Buck

Actors: Alyce Barnhardt, Carla Byrd, Robert Caspar, Johnson Green

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: 3 wins & 1 nomination.

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Plot: JFK High School, located in the midst of a run-down area in Newark, New Jersey, is a public school for all types of students with special education needs, ranging from those on the autism ...

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Title: Beyond the Edge

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 90 min.

Genres: Documentary, Adventure, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Leanne Pooley

Actors: Chad Moffitt, Sonam Sherpa, John Wraight, Joshua Rutter

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: 2 wins & 4 nominations.

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Plot: Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary's monumental and historical ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 - an event that stunned the world and defined a nation.

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Title: Beyond the Lights

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 116 min.

Genres: Drama, Music

Languages: English

Directors: Gina Prince-Bythewood

Actors: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver, Machine Gun Kelly

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.9

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 21 nominations.

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Plot: The pressures of fame have superstar singer Noni on the edge, until she meets Kaz, a young cop who works to help her find the courage to develop her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be.

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Title: Big Boys Gone Bananas!*

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 90 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography, Drama

Languages: English, Swedish

Directors: Fredrik Gertten

Actors: Alex Rivera, Alfonso Allende, Arvid Jurjaks, Bart Simpson

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 1 win & 4 nominations.

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Plot: Dole Food Company wages a campaign to prevent a pair of Swedish film-makers from showing their documentary about a lawsuit against the company.

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Title: Big Eyes

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 106 min.

Genres: Biography, Crime, Drama

Languages: English, French, Italian

Directors: Tim Burton

Actors: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter

My rating: 6.5

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 16 nominations.

Personal Message: The topic is interesting and the movie stays interesting up until the end. The guy from Inglorious bastards is unable to maintain his excellence and the movie is not even close to some of the other movies Tim Burton made, but my wife and I enjoyed it.

Plot: A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

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Title: Big Hero 6

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 102 min.

Genres: Animation, Action, Adventure

Languages: English

Directors: Don Hall, Chris Williams

Actors: Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller

My rating: 5.0

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 53 nominations.

Personal Message: Big Hero 6 should be prosecuted and put in jail for stealing the oscar. This movie looks flashy, but if you really start thinking about the story line it is just ridiculous. Furthermore I can recollect only one joke in the movie. Maybe I am underrating the movie, but in my eyes there is no reason to watch this movie.

Plot: The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

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Title: Bill Cunningham New York

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 84 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography

Languages: English

Directors: Richard Press

Actors: Bill Cunningham, Editta Sherman, Patrick McDonald, Howard Koda

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: 1 win & 11 nominations.

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Plot: A profile of the noted and extraordinarily cheerful veteran New York City fashion photographer.

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Title: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 119 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Actors: Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Kenny Chin, Jamahl Garrison-Lowe

My rating: 7.0

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: Won 4 Oscars. Another 179 wins & 264 nominations.

Personal Message: Birdman is an interesting movie. Edward Norton is a joy to watch and the general theme is interesting. There are however quite a number of scenes that feel out of place. Furthermore the director plays around with some sophisticated twists, which add to the complexity of the movie. The question however is whether this movie is in need of extra complexity.

Plot: Illustrated upon the progress of his latest Broadway play, a former popular actor's struggle to cope with his current life as a wasted actor is shown.

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Title: Black Book

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 145 min.

Genres: Drama, Thriller, War

Languages: Dutch, German, English, Hebrew

Directors: Paul Verhoeven

Actors: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn

My rating: 5.0

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 13 wins & 21 nominations.

Personal Message: There were some interesting scenes, but a story with this many holes and idiotic actors should deserve no spot on my movie list.

Plot: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.

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Title: Black Mirror

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 60 min.

Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Chris Martin Hill, Hannah John-Kamen

My rating: 8.5

IMDB rating: 8.8

Awards won: 3 wins & 6 nominations.

Personal Message: A BBC series about some of the dangers lingering with the quick advances in technology. There are six episodes of which two are INCREDIBLE, two are really nice and two are just okay. If we combine this it is a must watch!

Plot: A television anthology series that shows the dark side of life and technology.

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Title: Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End of the Street

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Title: Blackfish

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My rating: 7.0

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Title: Blind

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 96 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Norwegian

Directors: Eskil Vogt

Actors: Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Henrik Rafaelsen, Vera Vitali, Marius Kolbenstvedt

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: 17 wins & 11 nominations.

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Plot: Having recently lost her sight, Ingrid retreats to the safety of her home - a place where she can feel in control, alone with her husband and her thoughts. But Ingrid's real problems lie ...

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Title: Blindsight

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 104 min.

Genres: Documentary, Adventure

Languages: German, English, Tibetan

Directors: Lucy Walker

Actors: Gavin Attwood, Sally Berg, Sonam Bhumtso, Dachung

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: 4 wins & 2 nominations.

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Plot: Six blind Tibetan teenagers climb the Lhakpa-Ri peak of Mount Everest, led by seven-summit blind mountain-climber Erik Weihenmayer.

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Title: Bob Marley Freedom Road

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Title: Bobby Fischer Against the World

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 93 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography, History

Languages: English, Russian

Directors: Liz Garbus

Actors: Bobby Fischer, David Edmonds, Anthony Saidy, Susan Polgar

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.

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Plot: 'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, ...

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Title: Bonkers

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 83 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Martin Koolhoven

Actors: Jesse Rinsma, Tom van Kessel, Carice van Houten, Frieda Pittoors

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.9

Awards won: 9 wins & 1 nomination.

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Plot: Bonnie, a nine-year-old single child, is part of a family of three living in the Netherlands. They have a love of elephants, passed on by Bonnie's grandfather's grandfather who worked on a ...

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Title: Boogie Nights

Release Year: 1997

Runtime: 155 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Paul Thomas Anderson

Actors: Luis Guzmán, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore, Rico Bueno

My rating: 6.0

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 29 wins & 49 nominations.

Personal Message: The movie could not meet my high expectations. The topic is excellent, the crew is astonishing, but the movie feels a little bit like a story told by someone that is not really suitable to tell stories. Things are being sad and time passes by, but I as viewer had no emotions.

Plot: The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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Title: Borgman

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 113 min.

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Languages: Dutch, English

Directors: Alex van Warmerdam

Actors: Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval, Alex van Warmerdam

My rating: 2.0

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: 11 wins & 19 nominations.

Personal Message: A pretentious piece of crap if you ask me.

Plot: A vagrant enters the lives of an arrogant upper-class family, turning their lives into a psychological nightmare in the process.

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Title: Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 85 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: Bengali, English

Directors: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman

Actors: Kochi, Avijit Halder, Shanti Das, Manik

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 5 nominations.

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Plot: Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.

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Title: Boy 7

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 90 min.

Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Lourens Blok

Actors: Matthijs van de Sande Bakhuyzen, Ella-June Henrard, Tygo Gernandt, Yannick Jozefzoon

My rating:

IMDB rating: 5.8

Awards won: 3 nominations.

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Plot: When Sam regains consciousness in the middle of a crowded subway, he doesn't know how he got there, where he came from nor his own name. He franticly searches for his identity, using the ...

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Title: Bride Flight

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 130 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Dutch, English

Directors: Ben Sombogaart

Actors: Karina Smulders, Pleuni Touw, Anna Drijver, Willeke van Ammelrooy

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 11 wins & 3 nominations.

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Plot: A romantic drama that charts the lives of three women from different backgrounds, forever changed when they emigrate to New Zealand as war brides.

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Title: Broken

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 91 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Languages: English

Directors: Rufus Norris

Actors: Charlie Booty, Lily James, Tim Roth, Eloise Laurence

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 8 wins & 17 nominations.

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Plot: The story of a young girl in North London whose life changes after witnessing a violent attack.

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Title: Bros Before Hos

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 87 min.

Genres: Comedy

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Steffen Haars, Flip Van der Kuil

Actors: Sylvia Hoeks, Flip Van der Kuil, Steffen Haars, Huub Smit

My rating: 6.5

IMDB rating: 6.4

Awards won: 1 win & 4 nominations.

Personal Message: This Dutch movie is so silly, lame and ridiculous that I can only recommend it to people under the age of 30 with a sense of humor that is easily triggered. Prepare for a lot of stereotypes and swearing and maybe the most important thing is to keep your expectations low.

Plot: Two brothers have their friendship put to the test when they both fall in love with the same beautiful girl.

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Title: Brother's Keeper

Release Year: 1992

Runtime: 104 min.

Genres: Documentary, Crime, Mystery

Languages: English

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky

Actors: Delbert Ward, Roscoe Ward, Lyman Ward, Walt Geisler

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 10 wins & 3 nominations.

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Plot: This documentary by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky details the murder trial of Delbert Ward. Delbert was a member of a family of four elderly brothers, working as semi-literate farmers ...

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Title: Bugging Hitler's Soldiers

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: unknown

Genres: Documentary, History, Mystery

Languages: N/A

Directors: Christopher Spencer

Actors: David Barrass, Nicholas Farrell, Jack Fortune, Rupert Frazer

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: An examination of British Intelligence's World War II systematic eavesdropping on German prisoners of war.

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Title: Bus 174

Release Year: 2003

Runtime: 122 min.

Genres: Documentary, Crime

Languages: Portuguese, Spanish

Directors: José Padilha, Felipe Lacerda

Actors: Anonymous, Maria Aparecida, Captain Batista, Luanna Belmon

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: 11 wins & 6 nominations.

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Plot: Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man, threatening to shoot all the passengers. Transmitted live on all ...

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Title: C.R.A.Z.Y.

Release Year: 2006

Runtime: 127 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: French, English, German, Spanish, Polish

Directors: Jean-Marc Vallée

Actors: Michel Côté, Marc-André Grondin, Danielle Proulx, Émile Vallée

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: 38 wins & 7 nominations.

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Plot: C.R.A.Z.Y. Extraordinary lives of ordinary people in search of love and happiness - that's the premise of "C.R.A.Z.Y", a family drama unlike any other.

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Title: Caché

Release Year: 2006

Runtime: 117 min.

Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Languages: French

Directors: Michael Haneke

Actors: Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Maurice Bénichou, Annie Girardot

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 26 wins & 32 nominations.

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

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Title: Café de Flore

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 120 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Languages: French

Directors: Jean-Marc Vallée

Actors: Vanessa Paradis, Kevin Parent, Hélène Florent, Evelyne Brochu

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: 9 wins & 19 nominations.

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Plot: A love story between a man and woman. And between a mother and her son. A mystical and fantastical odyssey on love.

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Title: Capote

Release Year: 2006

Runtime: 114 min.

Genres: Biography, Crime, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Bennett Miller

Actors: Allie Mickelson, Kelci Stephenson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Craig Archibald

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 58 wins & 84 nominations.

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Plot: In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.

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Title: Castaway on the Moon

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 116 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Languages: Korean, English

Directors: Hae-jun Lee

Actors: Jae-yeong Jeong, Ryeowon Jung, Yeong-seo Park, Mi-kyeong Yang

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.2

Awards won: 4 wins & 3 nominations.

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Plot: A failed suicide attempt leads a heartbroken man to live a life in the wilderness.

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Title: That Obscure Object of Desire

Release Year: 1977

Runtime: 102 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: French, Spanish

Directors: Luis Buñuel

Actors: Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Ángela Molina, Julien Bertheau

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations.

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Plot: Recounted in flashback are the romantic perils of Mathieu, a middle-aged French sophisticate as he falls for his 19-year old former chambermaid Conchita.

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Title: Character

Release Year: 1998

Runtime: 122 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Languages: Dutch, English, German, French

Directors: Mike van Diem

Actors: Jan Decleir, Fedja van Huêt, Betty Schuurman, Tamar van den Dop

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 6 nominations.

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Plot: Jacob Katadreuffe lives mute with his mother, has no contact with his father who only works against him and wants to become a lawyer, at all costs.

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Title: Cherry Blossoms

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 127 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Languages: German, English, Japanese

Directors: Doris Dörrie

Actors: Elmar Wepper, Hannelore Elsner, Aya Irizuki, Maximilian Brückner

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 8 wins & 8 nominations.

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Plot: After Rudi's wife Trudi suddenly dies, he travels to Japan to fulfill her dream of being a Butoh dancer.

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Title: Chicago

Release Year: 2003

Runtime: 113 min.

Genres: Comedy, Crime, Musical

Languages: English, Hungarian

Directors: Rob Marshall

Actors: Taye Diggs, Cliff Saunders, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: Won 6 Oscars. Another 49 wins & 121 nominations.

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Plot: Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.

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Title: Child's Pose

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 112 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Romanian

Directors: Calin Peter Netzer

Actors: Luminita Gheorghiu, Bogdan Dumitrache, Natasa Raab, Ilinca Goia

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: 12 wins & 6 nominations.

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Plot: Seeing a way to reassert control over her adult son's life when he faces manslaughter charges, an affluent Romanian woman sets out on a campaign of emotional and social manipulation to keep...

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Title: Children Underground

Release Year: 2003

Runtime: 104 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: Romanian

Directors: Edet Belzberg

Actors: Cristina Ionescu, Mihai Alexandre Tudose, Violeta 'Macarena' Rosu, Ana Turturica

My rating: 5.5

IMDB rating: 8.3

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations.

Personal Message: A look at a few sad lives on the street. It feels real, but the footage of the first 70 min is almost the same and the story does not develop for a single second. That is why I would not recommend this movie.

Plot: A profile of homeless Romanian children who were born victims of the nation's reckless population growth policy during its communist era.

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Title: Chinese Take-Out

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 93 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: Spanish, Mandarin

Directors: Sebastián Borensztein

Actors: Ricardo Darín, Muriel Santa Ana, Ignacio Huang, Enric Cambray

My rating: 6.5

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 11 wins & 18 nominations.

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Plot: In Buenos Aires, the bitter and methodic Roberto is a lonely man and the owner of a hardware store. Roberto collects bizarre worldwide news in an album as a hobby and his acquaintance Mari ...

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Title: Christiane F.

Release Year: 1981

Runtime: 138 min.

Genres: Biography, Drama

Languages: German

Directors: Uli Edel

Actors: Eberhard Auriga, Natja Brunckhorst, Peggy Bussieck, Lothar Chamski

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 2 wins.

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Plot: This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 1970s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14-year-old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-story...

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Title: Chungking Express

Release Year: 1996

Runtime: 102 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Languages: Cantonese, English, Japanese, Hindi, Mandarin

Directors: Kar-Wai Wong

Actors: Brigitte Lin, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Faye Wong, Takeshi Kaneshiro

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: 8 wins & 19 nominations.

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Plot: Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.

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Title: Citizen Koch

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 90 min.

Genres: Documentary, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Carl Deal, Tia Lessin

Actors: David H. Koch, Charles G. Koch, Scott Walker, Floyd Abrams

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 6.5

Awards won: 1 win & 2 nominations.

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Plot: A documentary that follows the money behind the rise of the Tea Party.

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Title: Citizenfour

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 114 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography, History

Languages: English, Portuguese, German

Directors: Laura Poitras

Actors: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 43 wins & 34 nominations.

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Plot: A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

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Title: Clean, Shaven

Release Year: 1995

Runtime: 79 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Lodge Kerrigan

Actors: Peter Greene, Alice Levitt, Megan Owen, Jennifer MacDonald

My rating: 4.5

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 5 wins & 5 nominations.

Personal Message: Chaos!

Plot: Peter Winter is a young schizophrenic who is desperately trying to get his daughter back from her adoptive family. He attempts to function in a world that, for him, is filled with strange ...

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Title: Cloud Atlas

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 172 min.

Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi

Languages: English, Spanish, Ukrainian

Directors: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

Actors: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 16 wins & 72 nominations.

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Plot: An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

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Title: Clouds of Sils Maria

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 124 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: English, French, German, Swiss German

Directors: Olivier Assayas

Actors: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lars Eidinger

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: 16 wins & 37 nominations.

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Plot: A film star comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself while starring in a revival of the play that launched her career.

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Title: Cobain: Montage of Heck

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 145 min.

Genres: Documentary, Animation, Biography

Languages: English

Directors: Brett Morgen

Actors: Aaron Burckhard, Chad Channing, Don Cobain, Jenny Cobain

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 8 nominations.

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Plot: An authorized documentary on the late musician Kurt Cobain, from his early days in Aberdeen, Washington to his success and downfall with the grunge band Nirvana.

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Title: Cocaine Cowboys

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 118 min.

Genres: Documentary, Crime

Languages: English

Directors: Billy Corben

Actors: Jon Roberts, Al Sunshine, Sam Burstyn, Mickey Munday

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago - and it put the city on the map. "Cocaine ...

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Title: Common Wealth

Release Year: 2000

Runtime: 110 min.

Genres: Comedy, Crime, Horror

Languages: Spanish

Directors: Álex de la Iglesia

Actors: Carmen Maura, Eduardo Antuña, María Asquerino, Jesús Bonilla

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: 20 wins & 17 nominations.

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Plot: Julia finds 300 million pesetas hidden in a dead man's house while selling an apartment. She's a 40-ish real estate agent now forced to face the wrath of a very peculiar community (of ...

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Title: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Release Year: 2003

Runtime: 113 min.

Genres: Biography, Comedy, Crime

Languages: English, Spanish

Directors: George Clooney

Actors: Dick Clark, Sam Rockwell, Michelle Sweeney, Drew Barrymore

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 7 wins & 11 nominations.

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Plot: An adaptation of the cult memoir of game show impresario Chuck Barris, in which he purports to have been a CIA hitman.

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Title: Copenhagen

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 98 min.

Genres: Adventure, Drama, Romance

Languages: English, Danish

Directors: Mark Raso

Actors: Gethin Anthony, Frederikke Dahl Hansen, Sebastian Armesto, Christian Brandt

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 6 wins & 2 nominations.

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Plot: When the girl of your dreams is half your age, it's time to grow up.

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Title: Crumb

Release Year: 1995

Runtime: 119 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography, Comedy

Languages: English

Directors: Terry Zwigoff

Actors: Robert Crumb, Aline Kominsky, Charles Crumb, Maxon Crumb

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: 16 wins & 5 nominations.

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Plot: An intimate portrait of the controversial cartoonist and his traumatized family.

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Title: Cutie and the Boxer

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 82 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography

Languages: English, Japanese

Directors: Zachary Heinzerling

Actors: Noriko Shinohara, Ushio Shinohara, Alex Shinohara, Ethan Cohen

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 12 nominations.

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Plot: This candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband's assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own.

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Title: Daens

Release Year: 1993

Runtime: 138 min.

Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Languages: Flemish, Dutch, French, Latin, Spanish

Directors: Stijn Coninx

Actors: Jan Decleir, Gérard Desarthe, Antje de Boeck, Michael Pas

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 1 nomination.

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Plot: In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the ...

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Title: With Friends Like These

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 100 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: Flemish, French, Dutch

Directors: Felix van Groeningen

Actors: Koen De Graeve, Wine Dierickx, Pieter Genard, An Miller

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: The lives of a group of friends get disturbed when one of them comes back after having been away for some years.

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Title: Dark Days

Release Year: 2001

Runtime: 94 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Marc Singer

Actors: Marc Singer

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: 7 wins & 6 nominations.

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Plot: A cinematic portrait of the homeless population who live permanently in the underground tunnels of New York City.

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Title: Day & Night

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 6 min.

Genres: Animation, Short

Languages: English

Directors: Teddy Newton

Actors: Wayne Dyer

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.2

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins.

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Plot: The personifications of daytime and nighttime learn to get along.

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Title: De Bende van Oss

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 112 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, History

Languages: Dutch

Directors: André van Duren

Actors: Matthias Schoenaerts, Sylvia Hoeks, Frank Lammers, Maria Kraakman

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.4

Awards won: 2 wins & 6 nominations.

Personal Message: NO SUBTITLES

Plot: Johanna wants to change her life and quit the criminal gangs of the town of Oss in the 30ties of the 20th century. The harder she tries, the more she is involved.

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Title: The Preacher

Release Year: 2004

Runtime: 110 min.

Genres: Biography, Crime, Drama

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Gerrard Verhage

Actors: Peter Paul Muller, Chantal Janzen, Frank Lammers, Marcel Musters

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: 2 wins & 5 nominations.

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Plot: In the world of the drugs business - where it's is all about money - friendship and loyalty is most important. That is what becomes the demise of gangster Klaas Bruinsma.

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Title: The Happy Housewife

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 100 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Languages: Dutch, Dzongkha

Directors: Antoinette Beumer

Actors: Carice van Houten, Martijn Nieuwerf, Isis Cabolet, Marcel Hensema

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.7

Awards won: 4 wins & 4 nominations.

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Plot: After giving birth to her first child, a happily married woman sees her picture-perfect life spiral out of control.

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Title: Dear White People

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 108 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Justin Simien

Actors: Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Kyle Gallner, Teyonah Parris

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 6.3

Awards won: 14 wins & 25 nominations.

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Plot: The lives of four black students at an Ivy League college.

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Title: Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 95 min.

Genres: Documentary, Crime, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Kurt Kuenne

Actors: Kurt Kuenne, Andrew Bagby, David Bagby, Kathleen Bagby

My rating: 8.5

IMDB rating: 8.6

Awards won: 1 win & 5 nominations.

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Plot: A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.

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Title: Death in Gaza

Release Year: 2004

Runtime: 80 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: Arabic, English, Hebrew

Directors: James Miller

Actors: James Miller, Saira Shah

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.3

Awards won: Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.

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Plot: The harrowing documentary that portrays the horror of the Israeli conflict and the resulting death of its director, James Miller.

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Title: Death of a Man in the Balkans

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: unknown

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: Serbian

Directors: Miroslav Momcilovic

Actors: Emir Hadzihafizbegovic, Radoslav Milenkovic, Natasa Ninkovic, Ljubomir Bandovic

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: 1 win.

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Plot: After a musician commits suicide, the discovery of his dead body by his eccentric neighbors is recorded by the dead man's web cam.

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Title: Deep Water

Release Year: 2006

Runtime: 92 min.

Genres: Documentary, History, Sport

Languages: English

Directors: Louise Osmond, Jerry Rothwell

Actors: Jean Badin, Simon Russell Beale, Clare Crowhurst, Donald Crowhurst

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: 2 wins & 2 nominations.

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Plot: A documentary about the disastrous 1968 round-the-world yacht race.

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Title: Deep Web

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 90 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Alex Winter

Actors: Nicolas Christin, Cindy Cohn, Joshua L. Dratel, Andy Greenberg

My rating: 5

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 4 nominations.

Personal Message: Misleading title, because it is just about a court case.

Plot: A feature documentary that explores the rise of a new Internet; decentralized, encrypted, dangerous and beyond the law.

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Title: Deliver Us from Evil

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 101 min.

Genres: Documentary, Crime

Languages: English

Directors: Amy Berg

Actors: Adam, Jeff Anderson, Pope Benedict XVI, Monsignor Cain

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 13 nominations.

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Plot: Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children.

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Title: Departures

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 130 min.

Genres: Drama, Music

Languages: Japanese

Directors: Yôjirô Takita

Actors: Masahiro Motoki, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ryôko Hirosue, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

My rating: 7.5

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 33 wins & 7 nominations.

Personal Message: An excellent movie of a cello orchestra player, who needs to find a new job after his orchestra is disbanded. He ends up in a branch that is not always treated with respect and dignity. This ignorance of people is displayed in a sublime manner and almost everything feels right about this movie.

Plot: A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals.

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Title: Into Great Silence

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 169 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English, French, Latin

Directors: Philip Gröning

Actors: N/A

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: 5 wins & 13 nominations.

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Plot: An examination of life inside the Grande Chartreuse, the head monastery of the reclusive Carthusian Order in France.

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Title: Dogs Decoded

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 54 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: N/A

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: Nova examines the special relationship that exists between human beings and dogs.

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Title: Dogtooth

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 94 min.

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Languages: Greek

Directors: Yorgos Lanthimos

Actors: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Angeliki Papoulia, Hristos Passalis

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 15 nominations.

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Plot: Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.

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Title: Dogtown and Z-Boys

Release Year: 2002

Runtime: 91 min.

Genres: Documentary, Sport

Languages: English

Directors: Stacy Peralta

Actors: Sean Penn, Jay Adams, Tony Alva, Jeff Ament

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 7 wins & 6 nominations.

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Plot: Documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team.

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Title: Donnie Darko

Release Year: 2001

Runtime: 113 min.

Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Languages: English

Directors: Richard Kelly

Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Holmes Osborne, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Daveigh Chase

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: 11 wins & 15 nominations.

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Plot: A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.

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Title: E-Dreams

Release Year: 2001

Runtime: 94 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Wonsuk Chin

Actors: Joseph Park, Yong Kang, Thoeger Hansen, Larry Van Cassele

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message:

Plot: An in-depth look at the highs and lows of a dot com. The movie follows the founders of Kozmo.com as they raise money and file for IPO. But no one has predicted the market crash in April 2000.

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Title: Earthlings

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 95 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Shaun Monson

Actors: Joaquin Phoenix

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.7

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: Watch the full movie by clicking on the trailer link below!

Plot: Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.

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Title: Eastern Promises

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 100 min.

Genres: Crime, Thriller

Languages: English, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu

Directors: David Cronenberg

Actors: Josef Altin, Mina E. Mina, Aleksandar Mikic, Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse

My rating: 7.5

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 28 wins & 69 nominations.

Personal Message: A realistic gangster movie is always a joy to watch. This movie tells the story of a normal girl that gets entangled with a small Russian crime family. The movie feels authentic.

Plot: A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.

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Title: Easy A

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 92 min.

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Languages: English

Directors: Will Gluck

Actors: Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes, Dan Byrd

My rating: 6

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 19 nominations.

Personal Message: Reasonable

Plot: A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

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Title: Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters

Release Year: -

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Title: Edge of Tomorrow

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 113 min.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Languages: English

Directors: Doug Liman

Actors: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson, Bill Paxton

My rating: 5

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: 11 wins & 34 nominations.

Personal Message: A bullshit script and a annoying face.

Plot: A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies.

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Title: Educating Black Boys

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Title: The Method

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 115 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Spanish, English, French

Directors: Marcelo Piñeyro

Actors: Eduardo Noriega, Najwa Nimri, Eduard Fernández, Pablo Echarri

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 10 wins & 12 nominations.

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Plot: During IMF & World Bank Summit and demonstrations which upset Madrid, like other capitals, major corporation Dekia holds interviews to recruit a top executive from seven applicants. Their ...

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Title: Elephant

Release Year: 2003

Runtime: 81 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Languages: English, German

Directors: Gus Van Sant

Actors: Alex Frost, Eric Deulen, John Robinson, Elias McConnell

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 8 wins & 11 nominations.

Personal Message: I always feel you should watch a movie until the end. Even worse is to give an opinion of an unfinished movie. All I can say is that after 15 minutes I killed the movie. The footage was so slow I felt like seconds were minutes. I would never recommend this movie, but I will also abstain from rating it.

Plot: Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.

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Title: Elite Squad: The Enemy Within

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 115 min.

Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Languages: Portuguese

Directors: José Padilha

Actors: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro, Milhem Cortaz

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: 37 wins & 15 nominations.

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Plot: After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups.

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Title: A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 101 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: Swedish, English

Directors: Roy Andersson

Actors: Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom, Charlotta Larsson, Viktor Gyllenberg

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: 4 wins & 19 nominations.

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Plot: Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, embark on a tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy that unfold in a series of absurdist episodes.

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Title: Encounters at the End of the World

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 99 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English, Spanish

Directors: Werner Herzog

Actors: Werner Herzog, Scott Rowland, Stefan Pashov, Doug MacAyeal

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 14 nominations.

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Plot: Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there.

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Title: End of Watch

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 109 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Languages: English, Spanish

Directors: David Ayer

Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Natalie Martinez, Anna Kendrick

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 3 wins & 11 nominations.

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Plot: Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves.

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Title: Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 110 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Alex Gibney

Actors: John Beard, Tim Belden, Barbara Boxer, George W. Bush

My rating: 7.0

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations.

Personal Message: An excellent documentary about cooperate America and their malpractices.

Plot: A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.

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Title: The Class

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 128 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Bambara, French, Spanish

Directors: Laurent Cantet

Actors: François Bégaudeau, Agame Malembo-Emene, Angélica Sancio, Arthur Fogel

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 26 nominations.

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Plot: Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.

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Title: Euromania

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 56 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English, German

Directors: Peter Vlemmix

Actors: Peter Vlemmix, Ewald Engelen, Deidre Curtin, Nigel Farage

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: A documentary about the expanding powers of the European Union.

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Title: Everybody's Famous!

Release Year: 2000

Runtime: 97 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Music

Languages: Dutch, English, Spanish

Directors: Dominique Deruddere

Actors: Josse De Pauw, Eva van der Gucht, Werner De Smedt, Thekla Reuten

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations.

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Plot: Jean is a family man and factory worker who dreams of becoming a songwriter. Pinning his hopes on his teenage daughter, Marva, he takes her to singing contests in which the awkward and ...

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Title: Everything Is a Remix

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Title: Evil

Release Year: 2003

Runtime: 113 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Swedish, Finnish

Directors: Mikael Håfström

Actors: Andreas Wilson, Henrik Lundström, Gustaf Skarsgård, Linda Zilliacus

My rating: 7.5

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 9 nominations.

Personal Message: A really solid movie about a troubled teenager with a severe problem for authority.

Plot: Erik is expelled from school for fighting. He ends up at a private boarding school where the senior students control the young ones. Erik finds a friend in Pierre, his room mate. The story ...

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Title: Evolution of a Criminal

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 81 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Darius Clark Monroe

Actors: Dante E. Clark, Rosalyn Coleman, Ellie Foumbi, Yvette Ganier

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: 1 win & 5 nominations.

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Plot: Tens years after robbing a Bank of America, filmmaker Darius Monroe returns home to examine how his actions affected the lives of family, friends...and victims.

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Title: Ex Drummer

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 100 min.

Genres: Comedy, Crime, Drama

Languages: Dutch, Flemish

Directors: Koen Mortier

Actors: Dries Vanhegen, Norman Baert, Gunter Lamoot, Sam Louwyck

My rating: 7.0

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 3 wins & 2 nominations.

Personal Message: If you want to see the CRAZIEST movie from the list you can stop looking. This Belgium movie is narrated by the main character: a poet. He basically goes undercover in a scene of idiots. The movie really gets people wondering whether these kind of people exist. Probably and luckily it is far from my bed, but it remains twisted, shocking and absurd to see.

Plot: Three handicapped losers who form a band ask famous writer Dries to be their drummer. He joins the band and starts manipulating them.

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Title: In the Mood for Love

Release Year: 2001

Runtime: 98 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Languages: Cantonese, French, Shanghainese

Directors: Kar-Wai Wong

Actors: Maggie Cheung, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Ping Lam Siu, Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 44 wins & 41 nominations.

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Plot: Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs.

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Title: Fargo

Release Year: 1996

Runtime: 98 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Languages: English

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Actors: William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, Kristin Rudrüd

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.2

Awards won: Won 2 Oscars. Another 73 wins & 52 nominations.

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Plot: 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.

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Title: Fightville

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 85 min.

Genres: Documentary, Sport

Languages: English

Directors: Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker

Actors: 'Bad' Chad Broussard, Jere' Folley Chaisson, 'Crazy' Tim Credeur, Derek Gauthier

My rating: 6.0

IMDB rating: 6.5

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: A look at the Mixed Martial Arts scene in the USA. The documentary is pretty low key and in my eyes gives a good view of what MMA is about. The entire movie however hardly contained novelties. I would only recommend the movie to people who have no idea what MMA is.

Plot: A documentary that focuses on a group of young athletes in southern Louisiana as they work toward achieving their goals of becoming professional mixed martial arts fighters.

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Title: Filmpje!

Release Year: 1995

Runtime: 104 min.

Genres: Action, Comedy

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Paul Ruven

Actors: Paul de Leeuw, Rijk de Gooyer, Olga Zuiderhoek, Tom Jansen

My rating:

IMDB rating: 5.4

Awards won: 2 wins & 1 nomination.

Personal Message: NO SUBTITLES

Plot: Bob and Annie separate. After the court case Annie gives Bob two airline tickets for a tropical island to save their relationship. However, Bob takes someone else with him on holiday: ...

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Title: Food Chains

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 83 min.

Genres: Documentary, News

Languages: English

Directors: Sanjay Rawal

Actors: Eve Ensler, Barry Estabrook, Dolores Huerta, Robert Kennedy Jr.

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: There is so much interest in food these days yet there is almost no interest in the hands that pick that food. In the US, farm labor has always been one of the most difficult and poorly ...

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Title: Forklift Driver Klaus: The First Day on the Job

Release Year: 2001

Runtime: 10 min.

Genres: Short, Action, Comedy

Languages: German

Directors: Stefan Prehn, Jörg Wagner

Actors: Konstantin Graudus, Gustav Adolph Artz, Jürgen Kittel, Sönke Korries

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: 5 wins & 1 nomination.

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Plot: Short film depicting a fictional educational film about fork lift truck operational safety. The dangers of unsafe operation are presented in gory details.

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Title: Forks Over Knives

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 90 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Lee Fulkerson

Actors: Lee Fulkerson, Matthew Lederman, Alona Pulde, T. Colin Campbell

My rating: 6.0

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: This movie made my wife cook vegetarian for two days a week, so I have to hate it :D. The point they make is valid and they are probably right. The movie itself however is not very interesting. The movie conveys a message and does it well, but the entertainment value is extremely low.

Plot: Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

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Title: Four Horsemen

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 97 min.

Genres: Documentary, News

Languages: English

Directors: Ross Ashcroft

Actors: Dominic Frisby, Gillian Tett, Lawrence Wilkerson, David Morgan

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: 1 win & 1 nomination.

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Plot: The modern day Four Horsemen continue to ride roughshod over the people who can least afford it. Crises are converging when governments, religion and mainstream economists have stalled. 23 ...

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Title: Four Lions

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 97 min.

Genres: Comedy, Crime, Drama

Languages: English, Arabic, Urdu

Directors: Christopher Morris

Actors: Riz Ahmed, Arsher Ali, Nigel Lindsay, Kayvan Novak

My rating: 2

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 8 wins & 23 nominations.

Personal Message: Horrible

Plot: Four incompetent British jihadists set out to train for and commit an act of terror.

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Title: Foxcatcher

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 134 min.

Genres: Biography, Drama, Sport

Languages: English, French

Directors: Bennett Miller

Actors: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller

My rating: 3.0

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 72 nominations.

Personal Message: Honestly what is the whole idea of this movie? The footage is not interesting, the characters are not believable and the end is just fucked. I know it is based on a true story, but that does not mean every true story should be turned into a movie.

Plot: Mark and Dave Schultz, U.S. Olympic Wrestling champions, join Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - but John's emotional self-destruction threatens to consume them all.

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Title: Frances Ha

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 86 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Languages: English

Directors: Noah Baumbach

Actors: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Michael Esper, Adam Driver

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 43 nominations.

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Plot: A story that follows a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment), apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer), and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possibility dwindles.

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Title: Frank

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 95 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Music

Languages: English, German, French

Directors: Lenny Abrahamson

Actors: Domhnall Gleeson, Moira Brooker, Paul Butterworth, Phil Kingston

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: 13 wins & 14 nominations.

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Plot: Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.

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Title: Free to Play

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 75 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English, Chinese, Russian, Czech, Bulgarian, Japanese, German, Spanish

Directors: N/A

Actors: Benedict Lim, Danil Ishutin, Clinton Loomis, Toby Dawson

My rating: 4.0

IMDB rating: 8.2

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: In this documentary they pretend whether Dota 2 is the game for competitive e-sports. The only reason Dota 2 ever got famous is because of one big prize pool. The whole underlying principle of the documentary is therefore flawed. The other problem is that the documentary is basically a few interviews. If you ask me it is an awful movie.

Plot: Follow three professional video game players as they overcome personal adversity, family pressures, and the realities of life to compete in a $1,000,000 tournament that could change their lives forever.

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Title: Game of Thrones

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 56 min.

Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington

My rating: 5.0

IMDB rating: 9.5

Awards won: Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 183 wins & 307 nominations.

Personal Message: Yes, the series is done professionally and all, but after four seasons it still is heading nowhere. It feels like a awful opera soap with hardly any development.

Plot: While a civil war brews between several noble families in Westeros, the children of the former rulers of the land attempt to rise up to power. Meanwhile a forgotten race, bent on destruction, plans to return after thousands of years in the North.

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Title: Gascoigne

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 90 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography, Sport

Languages: English

Directors: Jane Preston

Actors: Paul Gascoigne, Vinnie Jones, Gary Lineker, Diego Maradona Jr.

My rating: 7

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: Beautiful portrait

Plot: A feature length, theatrical documentary on the life of Paul Gascoigne, one of the greatest footballers that ever lived: delving deep into his psyche, vulnerabilities, fears and triumphs.

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Title: Gates of Heaven

Release Year: 1978

Runtime: 85 min.

Genres: Documentary, Comedy, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Errol Morris

Actors: Lucille Billingsley, Zella Graham, Cal Harberts, Dan Harberts

My rating: 5.5

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: 1 win.

Personal Message: This documentary is so old it is a little difficult to watch. The footage is pretty uncut and far from efficient. The story drags like crazy. My tip: stay away!

Plot: A documentary about a pet cemetery in California, and the people who have pets buried there.

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Title: George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 208 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography, Music

Languages: English

Directors: Martin Scorsese

Actors: George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.2

Awards won: Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 11 nominations.

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Plot: Filmmaker Martin Scorsese examines the life of musician George Harrison, weaving together interviews, concert footage, home movies and photographs.

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Title: Get Low

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 103 min.

Genres: Drama, Mystery

Languages: English

Directors: Aaron Schneider

Actors: Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray, Lucas Black

My rating: 4.5

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 5 wins & 27 nominations.

Personal Message: The movie sounds interesting, but after making a few turns and hitting dead ends this whole movie crumbles like a house of cards. Most of the information is completely unnecessary for the actual story and what is left is a story that is told in a poor manner.

Plot: A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive.

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Title: Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 115 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Arabic, French, Hebrew

Directors: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz

Actors: Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Gabi Amrani, Dalia Beger

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 15 wins & 15 nominations.

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Plot: In Israel there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce. Only rabbis can legitimize a marriage or its dissolution. But this dissolution is only possible with full consent from the ...

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Title: Ghost World

Release Year: 2001

Runtime: 111 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Terry Zwigoff

Actors: Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi, Brad Renfro

My rating: 2

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 28 wins & 55 nominations.

Personal Message: Shit

Plot: With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.

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Title: Gideon's Army

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 96 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Dawn Porter

Actors: N/A

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 3 wins & 4 nominations.

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Plot: Follows three young, committed Public Defenders who are dedicated to working for the people society would rather forget. Long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads are so common that even the most committed often give up.

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Title: God Loves Uganda

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 83 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Roger Ross Williams

Actors: N/A

My rating: 7.5

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: 4 wins & 6 nominations.

Personal Message: A beautiful documentary that questions the actions of Christian organizations and missionaries in Uganda. I wonder whether these stupid senseless idiots where even aware of the message of the documentary. It serves them right: skum!

Plot: An account of the American Evangelicals' attempts to indoctrinate their Christian Right beliefs in Uganda.

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Title: Godforsaken!

Release Year: 2003

Runtime: 83 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Languages: Dutch, Turkish

Directors: Pieter Kuijpers

Actors: Egbert Jan Weeber, Tygo Gernandt, Angela Schijf, Mads Wittermans

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 7 wins & 7 nominations.

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Plot: Two small town Dutch boys whose socially unnatural friendship is so close, they care nothing for human or divine rules and lose all grip on reality, sliding into violent crime.

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Title: Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 119 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Alex Gibney

Actors: Paul Haggis, Jason Beghe, Spanky Taylor, David Miscavige

My rating: 4.5

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 30 nominations.

Personal Message: Awful documentary about an interesting topic.

Plot: An in-depth look at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology.

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Title: Gomorrah

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 137 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama

Languages: Neapolitan, Italian, Mandarin, French

Directors: Matteo Garrone

Actors: Salvatore Abbruzzese, Simone Sacchettino, Salvatore Ruocco, Vincenzo Fabricino

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 30 wins & 32 nominations.

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Plot: An inside look at Italy's modern crime families.

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Title: Gone Baby Gone

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 114 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Languages: English

Directors: Ben Affleck

Actors: Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 32 wins & 28 nominations.

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Plot: Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally.

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Title: Gone Girl

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 149 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Languages: English

Directors: David Fincher

Actors: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

My rating: 7.0

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 64 wins & 169 nominations.

Personal Message: Not every marriage is a success. Gone Girl follows are more than interesting marriage and the viewer is constantly re-evaluating the marriage. At some point the movie starts dragging and the ending could have been better, but I think it is a more than enjoyable experience.

Plot: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

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Title: Goodbye Solo

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 91 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: English, French, Wolof, Spanish

Directors: Ramin Bahrani

Actors: Souleymane Sy Savane, Red West, Diana Franco Galindo, Lane 'Roc' Williams

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: 4 wins & 7 nominations.

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Plot: Two men form an unlikely friendship that will change both of their lives forever.

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Title: Grave of the Fireflies

Release Year: 1988

Runtime: 89 min.

Genres: Animation, Drama, War

Languages: Japanese, English

Directors: Isao Takahata

Actors: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.5

Awards won: 3 wins.

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Plot: A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

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Title: Grizzly Man

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 103 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography

Languages: English

Directors: Werner Herzog

Actors: Werner Herzog, Carol Dexter, Val Dexter, Sam Egli

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: 21 wins & 14 nominations.

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Plot: A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.

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Title: Gummo

Release Year: 1997

Runtime: 89 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Harmony Korine

Actors: Jacob Sewell, Nick Sutton, Lara Tosh, Jacob Reynolds

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 6.6

Awards won: 4 wins & 2 nominations.

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Plot: Lonely residents of a tornado-stricken Ohio town wander the deserted landscape trying to fulfill their boring, nihilistic lives.

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Title: Handmade Nation

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 90 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Faythe Levine

Actors: Jenny Hart, Kathy Sever, Susan Beal, Nikki McClure

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message:

Plot: This film documents the rise of D.I.Y. and the new wave of art, craft, and design.

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Title: Happy Valley

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 98 min.

Genres: Documentary, Drama, Sport

Languages: English

Directors: Amir Bar-Lev

Actors: N/A

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 1 win & 1 nomination.

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Plot: A documentary that observes the year after Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's arrest on child sex abuse charges.

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Title: Harlan County U.S.A.

Release Year: 1977

Runtime: 103 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Barbara Kopple

Actors: Norman Yarborough, Houston Elmore, Phil Sparks, John Corcoran

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.3

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins.

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Plot: A filmed account of a bitterly violent miner strike.

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Title: Hartenstraat

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 90 min.

Genres: Romance

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Sanne Vogel

Actors: Tomas Aarden, Leo Alkemade, Chakir Arraq, Channah Bakker

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.3

Awards won: 2 nominations.

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Plot: Single father and Deli owner Daan tries to find love online. Katje a beautiful yet self observed designer opens a store next door, they instantly dislike each other. Daan daughter Saar ...

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Title: Come as You Are

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 115 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: Dutch, Flemish, French, English, Spanish

Directors: Geoffrey Enthoven

Actors: Charlotte Timmers, Roos Van Vlaenderen, Robrecht Vanden Thoren, Karel Vingerhoets

My rating: 8

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: 10 wins & 8 nominations.

Personal Message: Belgian Cinema is a delight.

Plot: Three guys in their twenties love wine and women but they are still virgins. Under the guise of a wine tour they embark on a journey to Spain hoping to have their first sexual experience. ...

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Title: Head Games

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 95 min.

Genres: Documentary, Sport

Languages: English

Directors: Steve James

Actors: Gene Atkins, Laura Balcer, Hunt Batjer, Katherine Brearly

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message:

Plot: A documentary that follows football player and pro-wrestler Chris Nowinski's quest to uncover the truth about the consequences of sports related head injuries.

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Title: Head-On

Release Year: 2004

Runtime: 121 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Languages: German, English, Turkish

Directors: Fatih Akin

Actors: Birol Ünel, Güven Kiraç, Zarah Jane McKenzie, Stefan Gebelhoff

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: 25 wins & 13 nominations.

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Plot: In 'Gegen die Wand' Cahit, a 40-something male from Mersin in Turkey has removed everything Turkish from his life. He has become an alcoholic drug addict and at the start of the movie wants...

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Title: Helvetica

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 80 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Gary Hustwit

Actors: Manfred Schulz, Massimo Vignelli, Rick Poynor, Wim Crouwel

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 3 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture.

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Title: Hemel op Aarde

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 102 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Pieter Kuijpers

Actors: Ella-June Henrard, Jeroen van Koningsbrugge, Huub Stapel, Lies Visschedijk

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.9

Awards won: 2 wins & 3 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: Love is the Word is a moving, romantic and funny coming-of-age drama about the magic of first love and the misery of first lost, set in 1978: the year 'Grease' hit the big screen.

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Title: Herb & Dorothy

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 87 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography

Languages: English

Directors: Megumi Sasaki

Actors: Paula Antebi, Will Barnet, Robert Barry, Lynda Benglis

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 6 wins.

Personal Message:

Plot: Herb and Dorothy Vogel redefine what it means to be an art collector.

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Title: Het leven uit een dag

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 94 min.

Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Mark de Cloe

Actors: Matthijs van de Sande Bakhuyzen, Lois de Jong, Tygo Gernandt, Hadewych Minis

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 6.5

Awards won: 2 nominations.

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Plot: What if you lived your entire life in one day? And you'd have, but one time, to enjoy each moment: the first kiss, going to school, growing up, making love. In Marc de Cloe's Life in One ...

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Title: Het vonnis

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 111 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Jan Verheyen

Actors: Koen De Bouw, Johan Leysen, Veerle Baetens, Jappe Claes

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 5 wins & 4 nominations.

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Plot: A man takes on his country's justice system after a procedural error that released his wife's murderer drives him to take matters into his own hands.

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Title: Hofmann's Potion

Release Year: 2002

Runtime: 56 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Connie Littlefield

Actors: Duncan Blewett, Ram Dass, Stanislav Grof, Abram Hoffer

My rating: 6.5

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: Different but arguably better times in the era of drug research.

Plot: Researchers try to establish the medical benefits of LSD.

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Title: Holy Motors

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 115 min.

Genres: Drama, Fantasy

Languages: French, English, Chinese

Directors: Leos Carax

Actors: Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 28 wins & 68 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar.

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Title: Homies

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 100 min.

Genres: Comedy

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Jon Karthaus

Actors: Carolien Spoor, Victoria Koblenko, Jennifer Hoffman, Robert de Hoog

My rating:

IMDB rating: 5.9

Awards won: 1 nomination.

Personal Message:

Plot: After they accidentally get involved in a messy drugs conflict, four inept roommates need to sell 22 kilos of cocaine within a week to square things with the Russian mobsters they now owe money.

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Title: Hoop Dreams

Release Year: 1994

Runtime: 170 min.

Genres: Documentary, Drama, Sport

Languages: English

Directors: Steve James

Actors: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates, Curtis Gates

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.3

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 7 nominations.

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Plot: A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

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Title: Hot Coffee

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 88 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Susan Saladoff

Actors: Chuck Allen, Judy Allen, Jay Angoff, David Arredondo

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 2 wins & 1 nomination.

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Plot: How the infamous McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit and similar cases were exploited as part of a right wing crusade to weaken civil justice.

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Title: How to Build a Beating Heart

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 45 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: N/A

Directors: N/A

Actors: N/A

My rating: -

IMDB rating: N/A

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: National Geographic explores the latest science that may be on the verge of producing a limitless supply of replacement body parts.

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Title: How to Survive a Plague

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 110 min.

Genres: Documentary, History, News

Languages: English

Directors: David France

Actors: Ed Koch, David Barr, Bob Rafsky, Jim Eigo

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 17 nominations.

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Plot: The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

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Title: Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 124 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography

Languages: English

Directors: Brigitte Berman

Actors: Larry Adler, Bobbie Arnstein, Joan Baez, Count Basie

My rating: 6

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: 2 nominations.

Personal Message: An okay documentary about an interesting picture.

Plot: A look at the battles Hugh Hefner fought over the years against the U.S. government, the religious right, and militant feminists.

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Title: Human Traffic

Release Year: 2000

Runtime: 99 min.

Genres: Comedy, Music

Languages: English

Directors: Justin Kerrigan

Actors: John Simm, Lorraine Pilkington, Shaun Parkes, Nicola Reynolds

My rating: 7.5

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 9 wins & 7 nominations.

Personal Message: A Friday party night executed in a way Friday party nights should be executed. And of course British movies are strictly better than American movies :D.

Plot: Five friends spend one lost weekend in a mix of music, love and club culture.

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Title: Hunger

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 96 min.

Genres: Biography, Drama

Languages: English, Irish

Directors: Steve McQueen

Actors: Stuart Graham, Laine Megaw, Brian Milligan, Liam McMahon

My rating: 7.0

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 45 wins & 31 nominations.

Personal Message: Beautiful footage takes the viewer through an amazing story.

Plot: Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike.

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Title: To Live

Release Year: 1994

Runtime: 125 min.

Genres: Drama, War

Languages: Mandarin

Directors: Yimou Zhang

Actors: You Ge, Li Gong, Ben Niu, Wu Jiang

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.3

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: After Fugui and Jiazhen lose their personal fortunes, they raise a family and survive difficult cultural changes during 1940s to 1970s China.

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Title: I Love You Phillip Morris

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 98 min.

Genres: Biography, Comedy, Crime

Languages: English

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa

Actors: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro

My rating: 5

IMDB rating: 6.7

Awards won: 5 wins & 9 nominations.

Personal Message: Jim Carrey could do a lot more.

Plot: A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with.

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Title: I Origins

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 106 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

Languages: English, Hindi

Directors: Mike Cahill

Actors: Michael Pitt, Steven Yeun, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Brit Marling

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 2 wins & 3 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: A molecular biologist and his laboratory partner uncover evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it.

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Title: I Saw the Devil

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 141 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Horror

Languages: Korean

Directors: Jee-woon Kim

Actors: Byung-hun Lee, Min-sik Choi, In-seo Kim, Ho-jin Chun

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: 15 wins & 15 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.

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Title: I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK

Release Year: 2006

Runtime: 105 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Languages: Korean

Directors: Chan-wook Park

Actors: Su-jeong Lim, Rain, Hie-jin Choi, Byeong-ok Kim

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 7 wins & 5 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: A girl who thinks she is a combat cyborg checks into a mental hospital, where she encounters other psychotics. Eventually, she falls for a man who thinks he can steal people's souls.

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Title: Ida

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 82 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Polish, Latin, French

Directors: Pawel Pawlikowski

Actors: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik, Jerzy Trela

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 65 wins & 81 nominations.

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Plot: Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.

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Title: A Thousand Kisses

Release Year: 2006

Runtime: 110 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: English, Dutch

Directors: Willem van de Sande Bakhuyzen

Actors: Tijn Docter, Carice van Houten, Catherine ten Bruggencate, Karina Smulders

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.6

Awards won: 2 wins & 2 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: After a death in the family turns his world upside down, an introverted young novelist struggles to maintain his relationship with his successful girlfriend.

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Title: In Order of Disappearance

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 116 min.

Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime

Languages: Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English, Serbian, German

Directors: Hans Petter Moland

Actors: Kåre Conradi, Huyen Huynh, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Adil Halitaj

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 3 wins & 9 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: The honorable citizen Nils ploughs snow in the wild winter mountains of Norway, when his son is mistakenly murdered, Nils takes action, which ignites a war between the vegan gangster "the Count" and the Serbian mafia boss Papa.

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Title: In the Loop

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 106 min.

Genres: Comedy

Languages: English

Directors: Armando Iannucci

Actors: Peter Capaldi, Harry Hadden-Paton, Samantha Harrington, Gina McKee

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 39 nominations.

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Plot: A political satire about a group of skeptical American and British operatives attempting to prevent a war between two countries.

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Title: Incendies

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 139 min.

Genres: Drama, Mystery, War

Languages: French, Arabic, English

Directors: Denis Villeneuve

Actors: Mustafa Kamel, Hussein Sami, Rémy Girard, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.2

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 39 wins & 15 nominations.

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Plot: Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfill their mother's last wishes.

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Title: Inequality for All

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 89 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Jacob Kornbluth

Actors: Lily Tomlin, Candice Bergen, Dolly Parton, Mary Tyler Moore

My rating: 7.5

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: 2 wins & 5 nominations.

Personal Message: Excellent documentary about what might be the biggest problem of the USA.

Plot: A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap.

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Title: Infernal Affairs

Release Year: 2002

Runtime: 101 min.

Genres: Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Languages: Cantonese, English, Thai

Directors: Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak

Actors: Andy Lau, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Eric Tsang

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: 23 wins & 21 nominations.

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Plot: A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop.

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Title: Inherent Vice

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 148 min.

Genres: Comedy, Crime, Drama

Languages: English, Japanese

Directors: Paul Thomas Anderson

Actors: Joanna Newsom, Katherine Waterston, Joaquin Phoenix, Jordan Christian Hearn

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.7

Awards won: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 90 nominations.

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Plot: In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

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Title: Inland Empire

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 180 min.

Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Languages: English, Polish

Directors: David Lynch

Actors: Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux, Karolina Gruszka

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: 3 wins & 15 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal.

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Title: Interstellar

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 169 min.

Genres: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Languages: English

Directors: Christopher Nolan

Actors: Ellen Burstyn, Matthew McConaughey, Mackenzie Foy, John Lithgow

My rating: 5.5

IMDB rating: 8.6

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 39 wins & 132 nominations.

Personal Message: This movie is highly overrated. The entire movie is put together and constructed with segments of accumulated nonsense. I was really wondering why I even continued watching this piece of crap.

Plot: A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.

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Title: Into the Abyss

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 107 min.

Genres: Documentary, Crime, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Werner Herzog

Actors: Werner Herzog, Richard Lopez, Michael Perry, Damon Hall

My rating: 5.0

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 2 wins & 13 nominations.

Personal Message: Is it really possible to collect this amount of idiots in one village? You have to love America, but the documentary is not interesting.

Plot: Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill.

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Title: Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport

Release Year: 2000

Runtime: 122 min.

Genres: Documentary, History, War

Languages: English, German

Directors: Mark Jonathan Harris

Actors: Judi Dench, Lory Cahn, Kurt Fuchel, Eva Hayman

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 6 nominations.

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Plot: The story of the child refugees who were transported to Britain to escape the Nazi Holocaust.

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Title: Into the Mind

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 82 min.

Genres: Documentary, Sport

Languages: English

Directors: Eric Crosland, Dave Mossop

Actors: Callum Pettit, Kye Petersen, J.P. Auclair, Xavier De Le Rue

My rating: 7

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: What a footage.

Plot: This is a story of rising to the ultimate challenge. Having the courage to risk fatal expo- sure and the perseverance demanded on the quest for achievement. These are not solely physical feats, they are mental conquests.

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Title: It Follows

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 100 min.

Genres: Horror, Mystery

Languages: English

Directors: David Robert Mitchell

Actors: Bailey Spry, Carollette Phillips, Loren Bass, Keir Gilchrist

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.9

Awards won: 20 wins & 29 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter.

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Title: It Might Get Loud

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 98 min.

Genres: Documentary, Music

Languages: English

Directors: Davis Guggenheim

Actors: Jimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White, Link Wray

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 6 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.

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Title: Ivory Tower

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 90 min.

Genres: Documentary, Family, History

Languages: English

Directors: Andrew Rossi

Actors: Elizabeth Armstrong, Richard Arum, Jamshed Bharucha, David Boone

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: 3 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: A documentary that questions the cost -- and value -- of higher education in the United States.

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Title: Jerry Maguire

Release Year: 1996

Runtime: 139 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Languages: English, American Sign Language

Directors: Cameron Crowe

Actors: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renée Zellweger, Kelly Preston

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 25 wins & 37 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent with the only athlete who stays with him.

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Title: A Separation

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 123 min.

Genres: Drama, Mystery

Languages: Persian

Directors: Asghar Farhadi

Actors: Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.4

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 77 wins & 42 nominations.

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Plot: A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.

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Title: Jodorowsky's Dune

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 90 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography, History

Languages: English, French, German, Spanish

Directors: Frank Pavich

Actors: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Amanda Lear, Brontis Jodorowsky, Chris Foss

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: 10 wins & 26 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.

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Title: John Adams

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 501 min.

Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett, Stephen Dillane

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.7

Awards won: Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 40 wins & 30 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.

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Title: John Wick

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 101 min.

Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller

Languages: English, Russian, Hungarian

Directors: Chad Stahelski, David Leitch

Actors: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe

My rating: 6.0

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 4 wins & 6 nominations.

Personal Message: A revenge movie in which blood is spilled, bones are broken and bullets are flying around. The introduction is super sweet, but after the millionth bad guy bites the dust the movie loses all its credibility and atmosphere. A reasonably good action movie!

Plot: An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

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Title: Jules and Jim

Release Year: 1962

Runtime: 105 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Languages: French, German, English

Directors: François Truffaut

Actors: Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre, Vanna Urbino

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 3 wins.

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Plot: Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman.

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Title: A Hijacking

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 103 min.

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Languages: Danish, Swedish, English, Japanese, Somali

Directors: Tobias Lindholm

Actors: Pilou Asbæk, Søren Malling, Dar Salim, Roland Møller

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 16 wins & 26 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: The crew of a Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates who proceed to engage in escalating negotiations with authorities in Copenhagen.

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Title: Kauwboy

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 81 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Boudewijn Koole

Actors: Rick Lens, Loek Peters, Cahit Ölmez, Susan Radder

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 13 wins & 4 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: A young boy and his father have a difficult relationship, but are trying to reach each other. They need a catalyst to make that happen.

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Title: Kicking It

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 98 min.

Genres: Documentary, Sport

Languages: English

Directors: Susan Koch, Jeff Werner

Actors: Colin Farrell, Brandon Francis

My rating: 8.0

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: A hearth warming story of the world cup for homeless people. It sounds ridiculous, but the movie captures the significance of it all.

Plot: The lives of homeless people are changed forever through an international soccer competition. This film follows six players as they set off for Cape Town, South Africa to play in the Homeless World Cup.

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Title: Kill the Messenger

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 112 min.

Genres: Biography, Crime, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Michael Cuesta

Actors: Jeremy Renner, Robert Patrick, Jena Sims, Robert Pralgo

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: 1 win & 4 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: Based on the True story of Journalist Gary Webb. The film takes place in the mid 1990s, when Webb uncovered the CIA's past role in importing huge amounts of cocaine into the U.S. that was ...

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Title: Killing Them Softly

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 97 min.

Genres: Crime, Thriller

Languages: English

Directors: Andrew Dominik

Actors: Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, James Gandolfini

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.2

Awards won: 3 wins & 8 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.

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Title: Kingdom (TV-Series)

Release Year: -

Runtime: -

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Languages: -

Directors: -

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My rating: 4

IMDB rating: -

Awards won: -

Personal Evaluation:
There are 20 series that are a lot better.

Plot: -

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Title: Kingsman: The Secret Service

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 129 min.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy

Languages: English, Arabic, Swedish

Directors: Matthew Vaughn

Actors: Adrian Quinton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Jonno Davies

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: 6 wins & 19 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program, just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

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Title: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 103 min.

Genres: Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Languages: English

Directors: Shane Black

Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, Corbin Bernsen

My rating: 4.5

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 5 wins & 15 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.

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Title: A Hard Day

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 111 min.

Genres: Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Languages: Korean

Directors: Seong-hoon Kim

Actors: Sun-kyun Lee, Jang In-sub, Man-sik Jeong, Jin-woong Jo

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 7 wins & 12 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: After trying to cover up a car accident that left a man dead, a crooked homicide detective is stalked by a mysterious man claiming to have witnessed the event.

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Title: Klown

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 93 min.

Genres: Comedy

Languages: Danish

Directors: Mikkel Nørgaard

Actors: Frank Hvam, Casper Christensen, Marcuz Jess Petersen, Mia Lyhne

My rating: 7.5

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 7 wins & 3 nominations.

Personal Message: A successful non-English comedy. Normally the movies from the smaller countries portray heavy material, but this movie is light. The topic is serious, but that is pretty much the only serious thing of these movie. The scenes are over the top and the actors are complete morons, which works for this movie. I truly enjoyed watching this one.

Plot: In order to prove his fatherhood potential to his pregnant girlfriend, Frank 'kidnaps' her 12-year-old nephew and tags along on his best friend Casper's debauched weekend canoe trip.

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Title: Knuckleball!

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 93 min.

Genres: Documentary, Sport

Languages: English

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg

Actors: Tim Wakefield, Dave Lennon, Jim Bouton, Charles Hough

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message:

Plot: A documentary that showcases baseball's most unpredictable pitch.

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Title: Love Life

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 113 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Reinout Oerlemans

Actors: Carice van Houten, Barry Atsma, Anna Drijver, Jeroen Willems

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: 7 wins & 3 nominations.

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Plot: A serial adulterer faces his demons when his loving wife falls severely ill.

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Title: Kon-Tiki

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 118 min.

Genres: Adventure, History

Languages: Norwegian, English, French, Swedish

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

Actors: Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Tobias Santelmann, Gustaf Skarsgård

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 13 nominations.

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Plot: Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

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Title: Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 105 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: English, Japanese

Directors: David Zellner

Actors: Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube, Kanako Higashi, Ichi Kyokaku

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.6

Awards won: 10 wins & 7 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: A jaded Japanese woman discovers a hidden copy of Fargo (1996) on VHS, believing it to be a treasure map indicating the location of a large case of money.

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Title: Lang leve de koningin

Release Year: 1995

Runtime: 118 min.

Genres: Adventure, Drama, Family

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Esmé Lammers

Actors: Maya van den Broecke, Lisa De Rooy, Cas Enklaar, Derek de Lint

My rating: 6.5

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 5 wins & 5 nominations.

Personal Message: A Dutch classic.

Plot: A fairytale about a young girl who learns to play chess and at the same time finds her father.

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Title: Lars and the Real Girl

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 106 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Languages: English, Spanish

Directors: Craig Gillespie

Actors: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, R.D. Reid

My rating: 7.0

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 32 nominations.

Personal Message: Yes, the movie feels strange and slow at times. I do however have the up most respect for the fact that an almost unusable topic is put on a screen in a nearly perfect way. An enjoyable one of a kind movie.

Plot: A delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet.

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Title: Last Days in Vietnam

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 98 min.

Genres: Documentary, History, War

Languages: English

Directors: Rory Kennedy

Actors: Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, Stuart Herrington, Juan Valdez

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 9 nominations.

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Plot: During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempt to escape. On the ground, ...

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Title: Last Days of the Arctic

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 90 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: Icelandic, English, Danish

Directors: Magnús Viðar Sigurðsson

Actors: Ragnar Axelsson

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 2 wins.

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Plot: RAX is a photographer who has made a career of capturing the human faces of climate change, and the vanishing lifestyles of the Far North.

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Title: Last Life in the Universe

Release Year: 2003

Runtime: 112 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Languages: Thai, Japanese, English

Directors: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang

Actors: Tadanobu Asano, Sinitta Boonyasak, Laila Boonyasak, Yutaka Matsushige

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 8 wins & 11 nominations.

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Plot: A suicidal, obsessively compulsive Japanese librarian is forced to lie low in Thailand with a pot-smoking woman coping with the recent loss of her sister.

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Title: Last Tango in Paris

Release Year: 1973

Runtime: 129 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Languages: French, English

Directors: Bernardo Bertolucci

Actors: Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Maria Michi, Giovanna Galletti

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 7 nominations.

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Plot: A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex.

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Title: Leak 2000

Release Year: 2000

Runtime: 105 min.

Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Jean van de Velde

Actors: Cas Jansen, Ricky Koole, Thomas Acda, Victor Löw

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 6 wins & 2 nominations.

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Plot: Based on a book about an infamous real scandal in the Dutch crime scene, the film aims at exposing the horrors caused by corruption on both sides of the law. A rookie policeman is coerced ...

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Title: Let the Fire Burn

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 88 min.

Genres: Documentary, Drama, History

Languages: English

Directors: Jason Osder

Actors: Birdie Africa, Ramona Africa, Wilson Goode, William Brown III

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: 6 wins & 11 nominations.

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Plot: A history of the conflict of the City of Philadelphia and the Black Liberation organization, MOVE, that led to the disastrously violent final confrontation in 1985.

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Title: Let the Right One In

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 115 min.

Genres: Drama, Horror, Romance

Languages: Swedish, Spanish

Directors: Tomas Alfredson

Actors: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 72 wins & 46 nominations.

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Plot: Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.

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Title: Leviathan

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 87 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel

Actors: Brian Jannelle, Adrian Guillette, Arthur Smith, Asterias Vulgaris

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 6.5

Awards won: 11 wins & 21 nominations.

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Plot: A documentary shot in the North Atlantic and focused on the commercial fishing industry.

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Title: Leviathan

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 140 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Russian

Directors: Andrey Zvyagintsev

Actors: Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Roman Madyanov

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 28 wins & 37 nominations.

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Plot: In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.

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Title: Life Partners

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 93 min.

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Languages: English

Directors: Susanna Fogel

Actors: Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, Gabourey Sidibe, Beth Dover

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 6.2

Awards won: 1 nomination.

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Plot: Sasha and Paige's co-dependent friendship is tested as Paige gets serious with a guy for the first time.

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Title: Like Father, Like Son

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 121 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Japanese

Directors: Hirokazu Koreeda

Actors: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yôko Maki, Rirî Furankî

My rating: 7.5

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: 21 wins & 44 nominations.

Personal Message: A humble and interesting movie.

Plot: Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth, he must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.

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Title: Like Someone in Love

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 109 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Japanese

Directors: Abbas Kiarostami

Actors: Tadashi Okuno, Rin Takanashi, Ryô Kase, Denden

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 6.9

Awards won: 1 win & 5 nominations.

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Plot: In Tokyo, a young sex worker develops an unexpected connection with a widower over a period of two days.

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Title: Like Stars on Earth

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 165 min.

Genres: Drama, Family, Music

Languages: Hindi, English

Directors: Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte

Actors: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tanay Chheda, Sachet Engineer

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.5

Awards won: 13 wins & 15 nominations.

Personal Message: Watch the full movie by clicking on the trailer link.

Plot: An eight-year-old boy is thought to be lazy and a trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.

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Title: Lincoln

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 150 min.

Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Languages: English

Directors: Steven Spielberg

Actors: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: Won 2 Oscars. Another 107 wins & 235 nominations.

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Plot: As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

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Title: Linsanity

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 89 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography, Sport

Languages: English, Mandarin

Directors: Evan Leong

Actors: Daniel Dae Kim, Ming Yao, Jeremy Lin, Landry Fields

My rating: 5.0

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: 2 wins & 1 nomination.

Personal Message: Linsanity is getting raped by Nike. The story is nice, but is it really necessary to look at Nike logos the entire movie? A documentary that sells his soul in this manner does not deserve a good rating.

Plot: The life story of basketball sensation, Jeremy Lin.

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Title: Little Criminals

Release Year: -

Runtime: -

Genres: -

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Title: Little Sister

Release Year: 1996

Runtime: 91 min.

Genres: Drama, Mystery

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Robert Jan Westdijk

Actors: Kim van Kooten, Romijn Conen, Hugo Metsers, Bert Pot

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 8 wins & 5 nominations.

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Plot: After several years without contact, Martijn visits his sister Daantje, who just started to live on her own in Amsterdam. He tells her he is going to make a documentary from her life, and ...

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Title: Loft

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 118 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Languages: Flemish, Dutch

Directors: Erik Van Looy

Actors: Koen De Bouw, Filip Peeters, Matthias Schoenaerts, Bruno Vanden Broecke

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: Five close friends, all of them married, share a loft to meet their mistresses. One day they find the body of a young woman in the loft. Since there are only five keys to the loft, the five men begin to suspect each other of murder.

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Title: Lone Survivor

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 121 min.

Genres: Action, Biography, Drama

Languages: English, Pushto

Directors: Peter Berg

Actors: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 14 nominations.

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Plot: Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.

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Title: Lost Boys of Sudan

Release Year: 2003

Runtime: 87 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: Dinka, English, Arabic, Swahili

Directors: Megan Mylan, Jon Shenk

Actors: Santino Majok Chuor, Jarrid Geduld, Peter Kon Dut

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 3 wins & 3 nominations.

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Plot: Lost Boys of Sudan is a feature-length documentary that follows two Sudanese refugees on an extraordinary journey from Africa to America. Orphaned as young boys in one of Africa's cruelest ...

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Title: Louis Theroux: Miami Megajail

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 120 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Louis Theroux

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: Louis spends time in one of Miami County Jail's most notorious sections

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Title: Love and Honour

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 121 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Languages: Japanese

Directors: Yôji Yamada

Actors: Takuya Kimura, Rei Dan, Mitsugorô Bandô, Takashi Sasano

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: 12 wins & 12 nominations.

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Plot: A look at the relationship between a young blind samurai (Kimura) and his wife, who will make a sacrifice in order to defend her husband's honor.

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Title: Love Exposure

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 237 min.

Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama

Languages: Japanese

Directors: Sion Sono

Actors: Takahiro Nishijima, Hikari Mitsushima, Sakura Andô, Yutaka Shimizu

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: 17 wins & 2 nominations.

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Plot: A bizarre love triangle forms between a young Catholic upskirt photographer, a misandric girl and a manipulative cultist.

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Title: Love Is Strange

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 94 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: English, Russian

Directors: Ira Sachs

Actors: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Tatyana Zbirovskaya, Olya Zueva

My rating: ???

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: 2 wins & 17 nominations.

Personal Message: What do you do if you fell asleep during a movie after 30 minutes that was completely mind numbing and boring. Well with another 300 movies on the to watch list I will probably never finish it. I will not grade it nor will I ever recommend it.

Plot: After Ben and George get married, George is fired from his teaching post, forcing them to stay with friends separately while they sell their place and look for cheaper housing -- a situation that weighs heavily on all involved.

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Title: Lucky Number Slevin

Release Year: 2006

Runtime: 110 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Languages: English

Directors: Paul McGuigan

Actors: Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: 5 wins & 4 nominations.

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Plot: A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.

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Title: Lunacy

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 118 min.

Genres: Animation, Drama, Horror

Languages: Czech

Directors: Jan Svankmajer

Actors: Jan Tríska, Pavel Liska, Anna Geislerová, Martin Huba

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 4 wins & 2 nominations.

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Plot: A man takes up residence with a mysterious marquis and is soon persuaded to enter into an asylum for preventative therapy. Things are not what they seem, and the marquis may be even more sinister than what the young man may've predicted.

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Title: Mad Max: Fury Road

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 120 min.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Languages: English, Russian

Directors: George Miller

Actors: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne

My rating: 1.0

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: Won 6 Oscars. Another 201 wins & 186 nominations.

Personal Message: If you think this is a good movie, just shoot yourself!

Plot: A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max.

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Title: Maidentrip

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 82 min.

Genres: Documentary, Adventure, Biography

Languages: English

Directors: Jillian Schlesinger

Actors: Laura Dekker

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 2 wins & 1 nomination.

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Plot: 14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.

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Title: Man on Wire

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 94 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography, Crime

Languages: English, French

Directors: James Marsh

Actors: Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 44 wins & 11 nominations.

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Plot: A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century."

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Title: Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 85 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English, Portuguese

Directors: Jason Kohn

Actors: N/A

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 7 wins & 5 nominations.

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Plot: An examination of corruption and class warfare in Brazil as told through the stories of a wealthy businessman, a plastic surgeon who assists kidnapping victims and a politician whose income relies on a frog farm.

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Title: Manufactured Landscapes

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 86 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: Cantonese, English, Mandarin

Directors: Jennifer Baichwal

Actors: Edward Burtynsky

My rating: 8

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 4 wins & 7 nominations.

Personal Message: A superb movie about the negative effects of capitalism.

Plot: Photographer Edward Burtynsky travels the world observing changes in landscapes due to industrial work and manufacturing.

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Title: Martha Marcy May Marlene

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 102 min.

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Languages: English

Directors: Sean Durkin

Actors: Elizabeth Olsen, Christopher Abbott, Brady Corbet, Hugh Dancy

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.9

Awards won: 22 wins & 68 nominations.

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Plot: Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.

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Title: Marwencol

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 83 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography, Fantasy

Languages: English

Directors: Jeff Malmberg

Actors: Mark Hogancamp, Emmanuel Nneji, Edda Hogancamp, Tom Neubauer

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 16 wins & 10 nominations.

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Plot: After a vicious attacks leaves him brain-damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in "Marwencol", a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he creates in his backyard.

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Title: McConkey

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 100 min.

Genres: Documentary, Adventure, Biography

Languages: English

Directors: Rob Bruce, Scott Gaffney, Murray Wais, Steve Winter, David Zieff

Actors: Bob Burnquist, Miles Daisher, Mike Douglas, Mike Douglas

My rating: 6

IMDB rating: 8.3

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: Living on the edge.

Plot: An examination of the legacy one athlete left to the progression of his sports.

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Title: Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 113 min.

Genres: Action, Biography, Crime

Languages: English, Arabic, French, Spanish

Directors: Jean-François Richet

Actors: Vincent Cassel, Cécile De France, Gérard Depardieu, Gilles Lellouche

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 8 wins & 12 nominations.

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Plot: The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.

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Title: Meth (Documentary)

Release Year: -

Runtime: -

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My rating: 1.0

IMDB rating: -

Awards won: -

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This movie gets the lowest grade of all. The first two minutes are indeed about the title of the movie, but after that it just changes in a gay aids story.

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Title: Metro Manila

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 115 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama

Languages: Tagalog

Directors: Sean Ellis

Actors: Jake Macapagal, John Arcilla, Althea Vega, Erin Panlilio

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 9 wins & 11 nominations.

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Plot: Seeking a brighter future in megacity Manila, Oscar Ramirez and his family flee their impoverished life in the rice fields of the northern Philippines. But the sweltering capital's bustling...

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Title: Michael Clayton

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 119 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Languages: English

Directors: Tony Gilroy

Actors: Tom Wilkinson, Michael O'Keefe, Sydney Pollack, Danielle Skraastad

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 26 wins & 109 nominations.

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Plot: A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.

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Title: Midnight Cowboy

Release Year: 1969

Runtime: 113 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: English, Italian

Directors: John Schlesinger

Actors: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: Won 3 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 15 nominations.

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Plot: A naive hustler goes to New York to seek personal fortune but in the process finds himself a new friend.

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Title: Midnight Express

Release Year: 1978

Runtime: 121 min.

Genres: Biography, Crime, Drama

Languages: English, Maltese, French, Turkish

Directors: Alan Parker

Actors: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: Won 2 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 14 nominations.

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Plot: The true story of Billy Hayes, an American college student who is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.

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Title: Miss Minoes

Release Year: 2001

Runtime: 86 min.

Genres: Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Vincent Bal

Actors: Carice van Houten, Theo Maassen, Sarah Bannier, Pierre Bokma

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: 8 wins & 2 nominations.

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Plot: A cat who turns into a young woman helps a journalist protect their town from a factory boss with an evil plan.

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Title: Miss Representation

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 85 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Kimberlee Acquaro

Actors: Christina Aguilera, Michele Bachmann, Chris Baker, Krystal Ball

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 1 win & 1 nomination.

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Plot: Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.

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Title: Mistaken for Strangers

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 75 min.

Genres: Documentary, Comedy, Music

Languages: English

Directors: Tom Berninger

Actors: Matt Berninger, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, Bryan Devendorf

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 2 wins & 2 nominations.

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Plot: Tom Berninger chronicles his time spent on the road as a member of the tour crew for The National, the rock & roll band fronted by his brother, Matt.

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Title: Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 126 min.

Genres: Adventure, Biography, Drama

Languages: Mongolian, Mandarin

Directors: Sergey Bodrov

Actors: Tadanobu Asano, Honglei Sun, Khulan Chuluun, Aliya

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 8 nominations.

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Plot: The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world including Russia in 1206.

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Title: Monsters University

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 104 min.

Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Languages: English

Directors: Dan Scanlon

Actors: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 9 wins & 54 nominations.

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Plot: A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

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Title: Moolaadé

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 124 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Bambara, French

Directors: Ousmane Sembene

Actors: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Salimata Traoré, Dominique Zeïda

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 6 wins & 10 nominations.

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Plot: When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart.

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Title: More Than a Game

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 105 min.

Genres: Documentary, Sport

Languages: English

Directors: Kristopher Belman

Actors: LeBron James, Dru Joyce, Romeo Travis, Sian Cotton

My rating: 6.5

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 4 nominations.

Personal Message: What a lovely feel good movie about a lovely sports story. I am going to rate this movie a little bit lower, because some footage is completely absolute, the Nike placements are annoying, christian propaganda is unnecessary and some references about race are completely ridiculous, since the whole movie pretty much jumps on this theme and runs with it. The movie could be amazing, but this version is just nice.

Plot: This documentary follows NBA superstar LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James' journey to fame.

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Title: Infernal Affairs

Release Year: 2002

Runtime: 101 min.

Genres: Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Languages: Cantonese, English, Thai

Directors: Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak

Actors: Andy Lau, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Eric Tsang

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: 23 wins & 21 nominations.

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Plot: A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop.

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Title: Mr Hublot

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 11 min.

Genres: Animation, Short, Comedy

Languages: English

Directors: Alexandre Espigares, Laurent Witz

Actors: N/A

My rating: 6

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations.

Personal Message: An okay short movie.

Plot: Mr Hublot is a withdrawn, idiosyncratic character with OCD, scared of change and the outside world. Robot Pet's arrival turns his life upside down: he has to share his home with this very invasive companion.

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Title: Mud

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 130 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Jeff Nichols

Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: 11 wins & 34 nominations.

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Plot: Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail and to reunite him with his true love.

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Title: Murder on a Sunday Morning

Release Year: 2003

Runtime: 111 min.

Genres: Crime, Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Jean-Xavier de Lestrade

Actors: Ann Finnell, Patrick McGuinness, James Williams, Michael Glover

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins.

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Plot: Oscar-winning documentary that documents a murder trial in which a 15-year-old African-American is wrongfully accused of a 2000 murder in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Title: Museum Hours

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 107 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: German, English

Directors: Jem Cohen

Actors: Mary Margaret O'Hara, Bobby Sommer, Ela Piplits, Marcus O'Hara

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.9

Awards won: 2 wins & 9 nominations.

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Plot: When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads that sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways in which works of art reflect and shape the world.

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Title: My Father and My Son

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 108 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Turkish

Directors: Çagan Irmak

Actors: Fikret Kuskan, Çetin Tekindor, Hümeyra, Serif Sezer

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.7

Awards won: 11 wins & 1 nomination.

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Plot: Sadik is one of the rebellious youth who has been politically active as a university student and became a left-wing journalist in the 70's, despite his father's expectations of him becoming...

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Title: My Sassy Girl

Release Year: 2001

Runtime: 123 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Languages: Korean, English

Directors: Jae-young Kwak

Actors: Tae-hyun Cha, Ji-hyun Jun, In-mun Kim, Wok-suk Song

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.2

Awards won: 6 wins & 1 nomination.

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Plot: Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend. These were later transformed into a best-selling book and the movie ...

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Title: Mysteries of Lisbon

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 272 min.

Genres: Drama, Mystery

Languages: English, Portuguese, French

Directors: Raoul Ruiz

Actors: Adriano Luz, Maria João Bastos, Ricardo Pereira, Clotilde Hesme

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: 20 wins & 27 nominations.

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Plot: Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.

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Title: Naked

Release Year: 1994

Runtime: 126 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Mike Leigh

Actors: David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp, Katrin Cartlidge, Greg Cruttwell

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: 8 wins & 6 nominations.

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Plot: Parallel tales of two sexually obsessed men, one hurting and annoying women physically and mentally, one wandering around the city talking to strangers and experiencing dimensions of life.

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Title: Nazi Concentration Camps

Release Year: 1945

Runtime: 59 min.

Genres: Documentary, History

Languages: English

Directors: George Stevens

Actors: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar N. Bradley, George S. Patton, Hayden Sears

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: Produced and presented as evidence at the Nuremberg war crimes trial of Hermann Göring and twenty other Nazi leaders.

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Title: Network

Release Year: 1976

Runtime: 121 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Sidney Lumet

Actors: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: Won 4 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 25 nominations.

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Plot: A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.

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Title: New Kids Turbo

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 84 min.

Genres: Action, Comedy

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Steffen Haars, Flip Van der Kuil

Actors: Huub Smit, Tim Haars, Wesley van Gaalen, Steffen Haars

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.4

Awards won: 5 wins.

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Plot: Five friends from 'Maaskantje' are getting fired because of the economic crisis. They decide that they won't pay for anything anymore.

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Title: Night and Fog

Release Year: -

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Title: Night Run

Release Year: 2006

Runtime: 90 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Dana Nechushtan

Actors: Frank Lammers, Fedja van Huêt, Peggy Jane de Schepper, Mohammed Chaara

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.9

Awards won: 2 wins & 3 nominations.

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Plot: Dennis is a taxi driver trying to start out his own company. One day, he gets the opportunity to buy a scarce and expensive but lucrative license.

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Title: Night Will Fall

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 75 min.

Genres: Documentary, History, War

Languages: English, German, Russian, Hebrew

Directors: Andre Singer

Actors: Helena Bonham Carter, Jasper Britton, Leonard Berney, George Leonard

My rating: 5.0

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: 6 wins & 9 nominations.

Personal Message: WTF. A movie about the holocaust in which roughly half of the time is spoken of how it was made and who was responsible. Yes, the movie contains a lot of good footage, but I can't help having the feeling that the movie is put together by a retard. Most of the material was taken from a documentary that was originally co-produced by Alfred Hitchcock. Does this mean I have to hear this 8 times in a movie about the holocaust. The whole focus feels a little bit like an insult.

Plot: Researchers discover film footage from World War II that turns out to be a lost documentary shot by Alfred Hitchcock and Sidney Bernstein in 1945 about German concentration camps.

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Title: Nightcrawler

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 117 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Languages: English

Directors: Dan Gilroy

Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Papajohn, Marco Rodríguez, Bill Paxton

My rating: 7.5

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 42 wins & 116 nominations.

Personal Message: A movie about an ambitious young man willing to hurt people to make a career. The scenes in which he relentlessly and honestly manipulates his win in and out situations are really interesting. An highly enjoyable movie.

Plot: When Louis Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.

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Title: No No: A Dockumentary

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 100 min.

Genres: Documentary, Sport

Languages: English

Directors: Jeff Radice

Actors: Larry Demery, Dock Ellis, Ron Howard

My rating: 5.0

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 1 win & 3 nominations.

Personal Message: Only for people who really want to no more about this famous Baseball pitcher.

Plot: In the 1970s Dock Ellis pitched a no-hitter on LSD and his outspoken style courted conflict and controversy, but his latter years were spent helping others recover from addiction. No No: A ...

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Title: Nobody Knows

Release Year: 2004

Runtime: 141 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Japanese

Directors: Hirokazu Koreeda

Actors: Yûya Yagira, Ayu Kitaura, Hiei Kimura, Momoko Shimizu

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: 13 wins & 10 nominations.

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Plot: In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.

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Title: Ober

Release Year: 2006

Runtime: 97 min.

Genres: Comedy

Languages: English, Dutch

Directors: Alex van Warmerdam

Actors: Alex van Warmerdam, Ariane Schluter, Jaap Spijkers, Mark Rietman

My rating: 5

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: 3 wins & 7 nominations.

Personal Message: A strange Dutch movie.

Plot: Edgar is a waiter in a mediocre restaurant, where clients and even his mistress prove abusive, while his sick wife and criminal neighbors are no better. How bad it gets is a matter of ...

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Title: Obvious Child

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 84 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Gillian Robespierre

Actors: Jenny Slate, Paul Briganti, Gaby Hoffmann, Stephen Singer

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: 9 wins & 28 nominations.

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Plot: A twenty-something comedienne's unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront the realities of independent womanhood for the first time.

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Title: Of Time and the City

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 74 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography

Languages: English

Directors: Terence Davies

Actors: Terence Davies

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 2 wins & 11 nominations.

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Plot: A filmmaker looks at the history and transformation of his birthplace, Liverpool, England.

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Title: Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos

Release Year: 2006

Runtime: 97 min.

Genres: Documentary, Sport

Languages: English

Directors: Paul Crowder, John Dower

Actors: Ahmet Ertegun, Nesuhi Ertegün, Matt Dillon, Clive Toye

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 1 nomination.

Personal Message:

Plot: The rise and fall of the N.Y. Cosmos. The soccer team that brought Pele to America; against the backdrop of N.Y. City in the 70's.

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Title: Once Upon a Time in America

Release Year: 1984

Runtime: 229 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama

Languages: English, Italian, French

Directors: Sergio Leone

Actors: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.4

Awards won: Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 11 wins & 7 nominations.

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Plot: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

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Title: Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 157 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama

Languages: Turkish

Directors: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Actors: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan, Taner Birsel, Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: 19 wins & 25 nominations.

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Plot: A group of men set out in search of a dead body in the Anatolian steppes.

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Title: Open Your Eyes

Release Year: 1997

Runtime: 117 min.

Genres: Drama, Mystery, Romance

Languages: Spanish

Directors: Alejandro Amenábar

Actors: Eduardo Noriega, Penélope Cruz, Chete Lera, Fele Martínez

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: 5 wins & 11 nominations.

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Plot: A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.

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Title: Out of the Furnace

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 116 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Languages: English

Directors: Scott Cooper

Actors: Woody Harrelson, Dendrie Taylor, Carl Ciarfalio, Nancy Mosser

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: 2 wins & 8 nominations.

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Plot: When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement doesn't follow through fast enough, his older brother, Russell, takes matters into his own hands to find justice.

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Title: Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism

Release Year: 2004

Runtime: 78 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Robert Greenwald

Actors: Roger Ailes, Eric Alterman, Christiane Amanpour, Harry Belafonte

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: Documentary on reported Conservative bias of the Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox News Channel (FNC), which promotes itself as "Fair and Balanced". Material includes interviews with former FNC employees and the inter-office memos they provided.

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Title: Outlander

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 64 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

Languages: English, Scottish Gaelic

Directors: N/A

Actors: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix, Tobias Menzies

My rating: 7

IMDB rating: 8.5

Awards won: Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 14 wins & 12 nominations.

Personal Message: For history and fantasy lovers.

Plot: Follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is...

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Title: Overdose

Release Year: 0

Runtime: 47 min.

Genres: Documentary, News

Languages: Swedish

Directors: Martin Borgs

Actors: Johan Norberg

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message:

Plot: In times of crisis people seek strong leaders and simple solutions. But what happens when their solutions are identical to the mistakes that caused the very crisis?

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Title: Page One: Inside the New York Times

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 92 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Andrew Rossi

Actors: Sarah Ellison, Larry Ingrassia, David Carr, Dennis Crowley

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.9

Awards won: 3 wins & 9 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: Unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom yields a complex view of the transformation of a media landscape fraught with both peril and opportunity.

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Title: Pandora's Promise

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 87 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Robert Stone

Actors: Stewart Brand, Gwyneth Cravens, Mark Lynas, Richard Rhodes

My rating: 4

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: 1 win.

Personal Message: Interesting topic that deserved a better documentary.

Plot: A feature-length documentary about the history and future of nuclear power. The film explores how and why mankind's most feared and controversial technological discovery is now passionately...

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Title: Paperman

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 7 min.

Genres: Animation, Short, Comedy

Languages: English

Directors: John Kahrs

Actors: John Kahrs, Kari Wahlgren

My rating: 7.0

IMDB rating: 8.3

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.

Personal Message: This silent short movie is enjoyable to watch. Don't expect something deep at all. Just a nice animation that delivers a smile on your face.

Plot: After meeting the gal of his dreams on a commuter train, an office worker uses a fleet of paper airplanes to get her attention after spying her again in a skyscraper window.

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Title: Paragraph 175

Release Year: 2002

Runtime: 81 min.

Genres: Documentary, History, War

Languages: French, English, German

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman

Actors: Rupert Everett, Klaus Müller, Karl Gorath, Pierre Seel

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: 9 wins & 5 nominations.

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Plot: Historian Klaus Müller interviews survivors of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals because of the German Penal Code of 1871, Paragraph 175.

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Title: Paris Is Burning

Release Year: 1991

Runtime: 71 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Jennie Livingston

Actors: André Christian, Dorian Corey, Paris Duprée, David The Father Xtravaganza

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: 15 wins & 1 nomination.

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Plot: A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

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Title: People & Power – The Cancer Sell

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Title: Phoenix

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 98 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: German, English

Directors: Christian Petzold

Actors: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf, Trystan Pütter

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 15 wins & 27 nominations.

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Plot: A disfigured Holocaust survivor sets out to determine if the man she loved betrayed her trust.

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Title: Pink Floyd The Wall

Release Year: 1982

Runtime: 95 min.

Genres: Animation, Drama, Musical

Languages: English

Directors: Alan Parker

Actors: Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson, Eleanor David

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 nomination.

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Plot: A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

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Title: Plan C

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 95 min.

Genres: Comedy, Crime

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Max Porcelijn

Actors: Ruben van der Meer, René van 't Hof, Ton Kas, Kees Hulst

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.5

Awards won: 3 wins & 6 nominations.

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Plot: Detective Ronald Plasmeyer's plan to repay a gambling debt falls apart when he enlists two men to do the work.

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Title: PressPausePlay

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 80 min.

Genres: Documentary, Music

Languages: English

Directors: David Dworsky, Victor Köhler

Actors: Ólafur Arnalds, Scott Belsky, Robyn Carlsson, Mike Cosola

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 2 wins & 1 nomination.

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Plot: The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way, unleashing unlimited creative opportunities. But does democratized culture ...

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Title: Pressure Cooker

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 99 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Mark Becker, Jennifer Grausman

Actors: N/A

My rating: 6.0

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.

Personal Message: A cooking class in Philly and a documentary that tries to include way too much side stories to really make an impression.

Plot: Infamously blunt, Wilma Stephenson runs a "boot camp" teaching Culinary Arts at Frankford High, disciplining her students into capable chefs and responsible students. But behind her tough ...

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Title: Pricele$$

Release Year: -

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Title: Pride

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 119 min.

Genres: Biography, Comedy, Drama

Languages: English, Welsh

Directors: Matthew Warchus

Actors: Ben Schnetzer, Abram Rooney, Jim McManus, George MacKay

My rating: 7.0

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 16 nominations.

Personal Message: The movie starts slow and chaotic, but slowly it changes in a perfect production from the UK. Nice characters and good scenes and a good story based on a true story.

Plot: U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.

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Title: Queen

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 146 min.

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Languages: Hindi, English, French, Japanese, Dutch

Directors: Vikas Bahl

Actors: Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Lisa Haydon, Jeffrey Ho

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.4

Awards won: 14 wins & 22 nominations.

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Plot: A Delhi girl from a traditional family sets out on a solo honeymoon after her marriage gets cancelled.

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Title: Queen: Days of Our Lives

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 120 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Matt O'Casey

Actors: Brian May, Roger Taylor, Chris Smith, Freddie Mercury

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.5

Awards won: 1 nomination.

Personal Message: Watch the full documentary by clicking on the trailer link below!

Plot: The life and times of the rock band Queen - told in two parts covering in part one the 1970's and in part two the 1980's and beyond.

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Title: Rabat

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 102 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Dutch, French, Spanish, Arabic, English

Directors: Victor D. Ponten, Jim Taihuttu

Actors: Nadia Kounda, Achmed Akkabi, Mohamed Benbrahim, Jacqueline Bir

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 1 win & 8 nominations.

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Plot: Three friends drive from Holland to Morocco to deliver a taxi to a family friend, but the trip turns out more complicated than expected.

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Title: Racing Dreams

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 93 min.

Genres: Documentary, Sport

Languages: English

Directors: Marshall Curry

Actors: Annabeth Barnes, Josh Hobson, Brandon Warren, Russ Wiles

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 6 wins.

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Plot: A feature documentary following three young racers as they compete in the World Karting Association's National Pavement Series. Clocking speeds up to 70 mph, these kids chase the National ...

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Title: Red Army

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 84 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography, History

Languages: English, Russian

Directors: Gabe Polsky

Actors: Scotty Bowman, Mark Deakins, Viacheslav Fetisov, Anatoli Karpov

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 4 wins & 8 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: The story of the Soviet Union's famed Red Army hockey team through the eyes of its players.

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Title: Redirected

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 99 min.

Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime

Languages: Lithuanian, English, Russian, Polish

Directors: Emilis Velyvis

Actors: Vinnie Jones, Scot Williams, Gil Darnell, Oliver Jackson

My rating: 6.0

IMDB rating: 6.7

Awards won: 2 wins & 2 nominations.

Personal Message: The pace of the movie is excellent and the idea of tumbling from one ridiculous scene to another brings excitement. The problem is that the whole movie continues in this manner and at some point the charm is lost.

Plot: Three friends try to make money and invite another friend in on a plot.

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Title: Regret!

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 95 min.

Genres: Drama, Family, Music

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Dave Schram

Actors: Robin Boissevain, Dorus Witte, Stefan Collier, Charlotte Bakker

My rating: 6.0

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 13 wins & 4 nominations.

Personal Message: Not bad for a Dutch movie, but you can see everything from miles away.

Plot: David's classmate Jochem is bullied because he is too heavy. Although David increasingly stands up to the bullying, it turns out to be too late.

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Title: Religulous

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 101 min.

Genres: Documentary, Comedy, War

Languages: English, Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, Spanish

Directors: Larry Charles

Actors: Bill Maher, Tal Bachman, Jonathan Boulden, Steve Burg

My rating: 7.0

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 2 wins & 1 nomination.

Personal Message: Bill Maher takes the viewer out to have some fun about religion. His points are very clear and very similar to mine. With this mindset he really takes the piss at pretty much every religious organization by just asking sensible questions.

Plot: Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.

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Title: Requiem for Detroit?

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 76 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Julien Temple

Actors: Julien Temple, Lowell Boileau, Paul Thal, Mike Neeson

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: A documentary about the decay and industrial collapse of America's fourth largest city.

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Title: Revenge of the Electric Car

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 90 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Chris Paine

Actors: Tim Robbins, Dan Neil, Danny DeVito, Ray Wert

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 1 win & 2 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: Director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars.

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Title: Rich Hill

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 91 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Andrew Droz Palermo, Tracy Droz Tragos

Actors: Alyssa Jewell, Andrew Jewell, Elizabeth Jewell, Willie Jewell

My rating: 5.5

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 4 wins & 5 nominations.

Personal Message: A rating right down the middle. The movie is not bad, but filming three lives of troubled adolescent teenagers does add very little to any topic.

Plot: Rich Hill intimately chronicles the turbulent lives of three boys living in an impoverished Midwestern town and the fragile family bonds that sustain them.

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Title: Riding Giants

Release Year: 2004

Runtime: 105 min.

Genres: Documentary, History, Sport

Languages: English

Directors: Stacy Peralta

Actors: Jeff Clark, Darrick Doerner, Sarah Gerhardt, Laird John Hamilton

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: 1 win & 1 nomination.

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Plot: Documentary detailing the origins and history of surf culture.

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Title: RiP: A Remix Manifesto

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 87 min.

Genres: Documentary, Music

Languages: Portuguese, English

Directors: Brett Gaylor

Actors: Cory Doctorow

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 2 wins & 2 nominations.

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Plot: A documentary which examines copyright issues in the information age.

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Title: Roger & Me

Release Year: 1989

Runtime: 91 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Michael Moore

Actors: Michael Moore, Roger B. Smith, Rhonda Britton, Fred Ross

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: 13 wins.

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Plot: Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing.

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Title: Room 237

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 102 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Rodney Ascher

Actors: Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli Kearns, John Fell Ryan

My rating: 6.5

IMDB rating: 6.3

Awards won: 2 wins & 15 nominations.

Personal Message: Interesting to hear these weird theories from a bunch of nerds about the shining. The only question remains is whether all this is really true. Some of these points are very very far fetched.

Plot: An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining (1980).

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Title: Rudy

Release Year: 1993

Runtime: 114 min.

Genres: Biography, Drama, Sport

Languages: English, Spanish

Directors: David Anspaugh

Actors: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty, Greta Lind

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: 2 wins & 1 nomination.

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Plot: Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame.

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Title: Run All Night

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 114 min.

Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Jaume Collet-Serra

Actors: Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman, Boyd Holbrook

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.6

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message:

Plot: Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son.

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Title: Rust and Bone

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 120 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Languages: French, English

Directors: Jacques Audiard

Actors: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure, Céline Sallette

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 32 wins & 68 nominations.

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Plot: Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.

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Title: Samaritan Girl

Release Year: 2004

Runtime: 95 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Korean

Directors: Ki-duk Kim

Actors: Yeo-reum Han, Ji-min Kwak, Eol Lee, Kwon Hyun-Min

My rating: 6.0

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 1 win & 2 nominations.

Personal Message: A interesting movie with a plot that backtracks itself in an interesting manner. Quite a few scenes however are far fetched, so it is definitely not the one of these must watch Korean movies.

Plot: Jae-Young is an amateur prostitute who sleeps with men while her best friend Yeo-Jin "manages" her, fixing dates, taking care of the money and making sure the coast is clear. When Jae-Young...

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Title: Scent of a Woman

Release Year: 1993

Runtime: 156 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Martin Brest

Actors: Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, James Rebhorn, Gabrielle Anwar

My rating: 7.0

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 12 nominations.

Personal Message: A nice movie about social classes.

Plot: A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated.

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Title: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 112 min.

Genres: Action, Comedy, Fantasy

Languages: English

Directors: Edgar Wright

Actors: Michael Cera, Alison Pill, Mark Webber, Johnny Simmons

My rating: 5.0

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: 16 wins & 58 nominations.

Personal Message: A few nice creative touches, but these are not enough to save this silly ridiculous movie.

Plot: Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart.

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Title: Selma

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 128 min.

Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Languages: English

Directors: Ava DuVernay

Actors: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Jim France, Trinity Simone

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 56 wins & 87 nominations.

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Plot: A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

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Title: Senna

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 106 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography, Sport

Languages: English, Portuguese, French, Japanese

Directors: Asif Kapadia

Actors: Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Ron Dennis

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.6

Awards won: Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 14 wins & 18 nominations.

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Plot: A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

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Title: Serenity

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 119 min.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Languages: English, Mandarin

Directors: Joss Whedon

Actors: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin

My rating: 7.0

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: 9 wins & 8 nominations.

Personal Message: This movie feels a little bit like Indiana Jones in space. The main actor overacts like crazy, but the footage is fun, the pace is good and the story is not bad for a science fiction movie.

Plot: The crew of the ship Serenity tries to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their numbers who is telepathic.

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Title: Sex and Lucia

Release Year: 2001

Runtime: 128 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Languages: Spanish, English

Directors: Julio Medem

Actors: Paz Vega, Tristán Ulloa, Najwa Nimri, Daniel Freire

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 9 wins & 17 nominations.

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Plot: Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.

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Title: Sharkwater

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 89 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Rob Stewart

Actors: Patrick Moore, Erich Ritter, Rob Stewart, Paul Watson

My rating: 7.5

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: 13 wins & 3 nominations.

Personal Message: Beautiful images, a noble cause and a passionate documentary which is definitely worth watching.

Plot: An investigation of sharks' importance to ecosystems and humankind's mass destruction of shark species worldwide.

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Title: Shoah

Release Year: 1985

Runtime: 566 min.

Genres: Documentary, History, War

Languages: German, Hebrew, Polish, Yiddish, French

Directors: Claude Lanzmann

Actors: Simon Srebnik, Michael Podchlebnik, Motke Zaïdl, Hanna Zaïdl

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.3

Awards won: 14 wins.

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Plot: Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors.

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Title: Shotgun Stories

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 92 min.

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Languages: English

Directors: Jeff Nichols

Actors: Michael Shannon, Douglas Ligon, Barlow Jacobs, Michael Abbott Jr.

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 5 wins & 5 nominations.

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Plot: Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these ...

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Title: Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist

Release Year: 1997

Runtime: 90 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Kirby Dick

Actors: Kathe Burkhart, Kirby Dick, Bob Flanagan, Sheree Rose

My rating: 4.0

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 3 wins & 8 nominations.

Personal Message: zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Plot: Documentary about writer and performance artist Bob Flanagan who died at 43 of cystic fibrosis. His life was indicated by pain from the beginning and he started to develop sadomasochistic ...

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Title: Sicko

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 123 min.

Genres: Documentary, Drama

Languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian

Directors: Michael Moore

Actors: Michael Moore, Tucker Albrizzi, Tony Benn, George W. Bush

My rating: 4.0

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 14 nominations.

Personal Message: I do not really care whether you like Michael Moore or not. The documentary Sicko sucks. He criticizes the health care system in the states and shows some other health care systems that are far better. The whole documentary however only looks at the topic from one angle. It is just bashing on the health care system without any perspective. The whole money issue is completely left out, which makes the documentary feel cheap.

Plot: A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.

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Title: Side by Side

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 99 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Christopher Kenneally

Actors: Derek Ambrosi, Michael Ballhaus, Andrzej Bartkowiak, Dion Beebe

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 1 nomination.

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Plot: The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation.

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Title: Sigur Rós: Heima

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 97 min.

Genres: Documentary, Music

Languages: English, Icelandic

Directors: Dean DeBlois

Actors: Amiina, Hildur Arsaelsdottir, Jon Thor Birgisson, Orri P. Dyrason

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.6

Awards won: 1 nomination.

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Plot: In the summer of 2006, Sigur Rós returned home to play a series of free, unannounced concerts for the people of Iceland. This film documents their already legendary tour with intimate ...

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Title: Sin Nombre

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 96 min.

Genres: Adventure, Crime, Drama

Languages: Spanish

Directors: Cary Joji Fukunaga

Actors: Marco Antonio Aguirre, Leonardo Alonso, Karla Cecilia Alvarado, Juan Pablo Arias Barrón

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 14 wins & 18 nominations.

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Plot: A Honduran young girl and a Mexican gangster are united in a journey across the American border.

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Title: Sita Sings the Blues

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 82 min.

Genres: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

Languages: English

Directors: Nina Paley

Actors: Annette Hanshaw, Aseem Chhabra, Bhavana Nagulapally, Manish Acharya

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 7 wins & 3 nominations.

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Plot: An animated version of the epic Indian tale of Ramayana set to the 1920s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw.

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Title: I Can Quit Whenever I Want

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 100 min.

Genres: Comedy

Languages: Italian

Directors: Sydney Sibilia

Actors: Edoardo Leo, Valeria Solarino, Valerio Aprea, Paolo Calabresi

My rating: 7.0

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: 7 wins & 22 nominations.

Personal Message: This italian movie is fun to watch. You can see that the Italian humor is definitely different that either the Dutch, UK or American humor. The result is that some dialogues are a little bit annoying. The movie however contains a lot of funny scenes and turns to make it enjoyable to watch.

Plot: A university researcher is fired because of the cuts to university. To earn a living he decides to produce drugs recruiting his former colleagues, who despite their skills are living at the margins of society.

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Title: Smoorverliefd

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 92 min.

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Hilde Van Mieghem

Actors: Susan Visser, Anna Drijver, Anna Raadsveld, Beatrice Hillen

My rating:

IMDB rating: 4.9

Awards won: 4 nominations.

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Plot: Four women in the Miller family: teen daughter Eva, her mother Judith, aunt Barbara and older half-sister Michelle, work their way through the chaos called love. The result is a roller ...

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Title: Snow Cake

Release Year: 2006

Runtime: 112 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Languages: English

Directors: Marc Evans

Actors: Alan Rickman, Emily Hampshire, Jackie Brown, Callum Keith Rennie

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 3 wins & 7 nominations.

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Plot: A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman and a man who is traumatized after a fatal car accident.

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Title: Solitary Confinement

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 120 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: N/A

Directors: Peter Yost

Actors: Johnny Alvarado, John Cacioppo, Larry Claice, Peter Coyote

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: National Geographic explores solitary confinement and the devastating psychological effects of isolation. Some say that the practice helps to control unruly prisoners while others argue that it is tantamount to torture.

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Title: Something Ventured

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 84 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography, History

Languages: English

Directors: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine

Actors: Bill Bowes, Herbert Boyer, Po Bronson, Nolan Bushnell

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: 1 nomination.

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Plot: Apple. Intel. Genentech. Atari. Google. Cisco. Stratospheric successes with high stakes all around. Behind some of the world's most revolutionary companies are a handful of men who (through...

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Title: Sometimes in April

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 140 min.

Genres: Drama, History, War

Languages: English, Kinyarwanda

Directors: Raoul Peck

Actors: Idris Elba, Carole Karemera, Pamela Nomvete, Oris Erhuero

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 13 nominations.

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Plot: Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide.

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Title: Somm

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 94 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English, German, Italian, French

Directors: Jason Wise

Actors: Bo Barrett, Shayn Bjornholm, Dave Cauble, Ian Cauble

My rating: 7.5

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: 1 win & 2 nominations.

Personal Message: Impossible how people can make an exciting movie about an exam.

Plot: Four sommeliers attempt to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world.

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Title: Song of the Sea

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 93 min.

Genres: Animation, Family, Fantasy

Languages: English, Irish, Scottish Gaelic

Directors: Tomm Moore

Actors: David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson, Lisa Hannigan, Fionnula Flanagan

My rating: 7.5

IMDB rating: 8.2

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 18 nominations.

Personal Message: An animation movie that brings something that is different than the standard commercial crap.

Plot: Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the faeries and save the spirit world.

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Title: Soof

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 96 min.

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Antoinette Beumer

Actors: Lies Visschedijk, Fedja van Huêt, Daniel Karaty, Lobke de Boer

My rating: 5.5

IMDB rating: 6.7

Awards won: 7 nominations.

Personal Message: If you have time on your hands and you enjoy Dutch cinema you can watch this movie.

Plot: Soof is reaching 40 and has everything she ever wanted: three children, a small catering business, a sweet husband Kasper and a lovely home. Until she starts asking herself: 'is this all there is'?

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Title: Spent: Looking for Change

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 40 min.

Genres: Documentary, Short, News

Languages: English

Directors: Derek Doneen

Actors: Sarah Hosan

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: Spent: Looking for Change is a film about everyday Americans without the financial options most of us take for granted and the movement giving them renewed hope. Turning to pawn chops, ...

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Title: Spetters

Release Year: 1980

Runtime: 120 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance, Sport

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Paul Verhoeven

Actors: Hans van Tongeren, Renée Soutendijk, Toon Agterberg, Maarten Spanjer

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.6

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: A Dutch film, post-Saturday Night Fever, which follows the lives of three young men who are amateur dirt-bike motorcycle racers. They each fall in love with a young woman who, with her ...

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Title: Spinning Plates

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 93 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Joseph Levy

Actors: Grant Achatz, Cindy Breitbach, Mike Breitbach, Thomas Keller

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 5 wins.

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Plot: A documentary about three unique restaurants and their respective owners.

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Title: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring

Release Year: 2004

Runtime: 103 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Korean

Directors: Ki-duk Kim

Actors: Yeong-su Oh, Ki-duk Kim, Young-min Kim, Jae-kyeong Seo

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: 13 wins & 8 nominations.

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Plot: On an isolated lake, an old monk lives on a small floating temple. The wise master has also a young boy with him who learns to become a monk. And we watch as seasons and years pass by.

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Title: Spy

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 119 min.

Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime

Languages: English, French, Italian, German

Directors: Paul Feig

Actors: Jude Law, Raad Rawi, Melissa McCarthy, Jessica Chaffin

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 17 nominations.

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Plot: A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.

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Title: Starsuckers

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 103 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Chris Atkins

Actors: Ellis Cashmore, Max Clifford, Richard Curtis, Josef d'Bache-Kane

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: Documentary that explores mankind's desire to be famous and its effect on society.

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Title: Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive

Release Year: 2006

Runtime: 120 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Ross Wilson

Actors: Stephen Fry, Andy Behrman, Jo Brand, Jo Crocker

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.2

Awards won: 1 win & 1 nomination.

Personal Message:

Plot: N/A

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Title: Still Alice

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 101 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland

Actors: Julianne Moore, Kate Bosworth, Shane McRae, Hunter Parrish

My rating: 6.5

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 28 wins & 32 nominations.

Personal Message: A very solid movie about alzheimer. I am not a big fan of the main actress (too much hysteria), but what can you do about it.

Plot: A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.

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Title: Still Walking

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 115 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Japanese

Directors: Hirokazu Koreeda

Actors: Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, You, Kazuya Takahashi

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: 11 wins & 8 nominations.

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Plot: Still Walking is a family drama about grown children visiting their elderly parents, which unfolds over one summer day. The aging parents have lived in the family home for decades. Their ...

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Title: Stories We Tell

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 108 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Sarah Polley

Actors: Michael Polley, Harry Gulkin, Susy Buchan, John Buchan

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 23 wins & 40 nominations.

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Plot: A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.

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Title: Strange Circus

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 108 min.

Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery

Languages: Japanese

Directors: Sion Sono

Actors: Masumi Miyazaki, Issei Ishida, Rie Kuwana, Mai Takahashi

My rating: 5.0

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 1 win.

Personal Message: Another movie in which a rabbit is pulled out of the hat leaving the audience with an unsatisfied feeling.

Plot: The erotic novelist Taeko is writing a morbid story of a family destroyed by incest, murder and abuse. Her assistant, Yuji, sets on a mission to uncover the reality of this story, but the reality might be too much to bear.

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Title: Stranger Than Fiction

Release Year: 2006

Runtime: 113 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Languages: English

Directors: Marc Forster

Actors: Will Ferrell, William Dick, Guy Massey, Martha Espinoza

My rating: 6.5

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 14 nominations.

Personal Message: In this movie fiction meets the real world. Of course this is highly unrealistic. Taking this into account I think the movie is well done. There are some twists that are fun and light. A topic like this fill however always feel a little bit far fetched.

Plot: An IRS auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.

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Title: Submarino

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 105 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Danish

Directors: Thomas Vinterberg

Actors: Gustav Fischer Kjærulff, Sebastian Bull Sarning, Mads Broe Andersen, Jakob Cedergren

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 8 wins & 19 nominations.

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Plot: Two brothers meet at their mother's funeral, each in his way on a path of self-destruction, both haunted by a tragedy in their youth.

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Title: Suits

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 44 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle

My rating: 7.5

IMDB rating: 8.7

Awards won: 7 nominations.

Personal Message: I want to be Harvey Specter.

Plot: On the run from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant college-dropout, finds himself a job working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City's best lawyers.

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Title: Super Duper Alice Cooper

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 98 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography, Music

Languages: English

Directors: Sam Dunn, Reginald Harkema, Scot McFadyen

Actors: Alice Cooper, Sheryl Cooper, Jack Curtis, Pamela Des Barres

My rating: 5.0

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 3 wins.

Personal Message: I only know their guitar hero song, but the documentary did not persuade me to know more. Very disappointing on all levels.

Plot: Super Duper Alice Cooper is the twisted tale of a teenage Dr Jekyll whose rock n roll Mr Hyde almost kills him. It is the story of Vincent Furnier, preacher's son, who struck fear into the ...

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Title: Survive Style 5+

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 120 min.

Genres: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

Languages: Japanese, English

Directors: Gen Sekiguchi

Actors: Tadanobu Asano, Reika Hashimoto, Kyôko Koizumi, Hiroshi Abe

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 3 wins & 1 nomination.

Personal Message:

Plot: Five bizarre stories with no apparent connection to one and other eventually become intertwined, resulting in surreal circumstances.

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Title: Swingers

Release Year: 2003

Runtime: 93 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Stephan Brenninkmeijer

Actors: Ellen van der Koogh, Danny de Kok, Nienke Brinkhuis, Joep Sertons

My rating:

IMDB rating: 5.8

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: Despite Diana's insecure nature, she and her husband Julian agree with the idea to sexually experiment with another couple. They put out an ad on the net to which the well experienced Alex ...

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Title: Synecdoche, New York

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 124 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: English, German

Directors: Charlie Kaufman

Actors: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Sadie Goldstein, Tom Noonan

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: 8 wins & 25 nominations.

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Plot: A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play.

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Title: Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War

Release Year: 2004

Runtime: 140 min.

Genres: Action, Drama, War

Languages: Korean

Directors: Je-kyu Kang

Actors: Dong-gun Jang, Bin Won, Eun-ju Lee, Hyeong-jin Kong

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: 10 wins & 7 nominations.

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Plot: A drama about the fate of brothers forced to fight in the Korean War.

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Title: Take Me To Pitcairn

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Title: Tales of the Grim Sleeper

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 110 min.

Genres: Documentary, Crime

Languages: English

Directors: Nick Broomfield

Actors: Nick Broomfield, Lonnie David Franklin Jr., Donna, Steve

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 1 win & 6 nominations.

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Plot: Nick Broomfield digs into the case of the notorious serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper, who terrorized South Central Los Angeles over a span of twenty-five years.

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Title: Tangled

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 100 min.

Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Languages: English

Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard

Actors: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman

My rating: 7.0

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 39 nominations.

Personal Message: A highly enjoyable and well animated Disney movie. One of the better ones that Disney released after 2010.

Plot: The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.

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Title: Taxidermia

Release Year: 2006

Runtime: 91 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Horror

Languages: Hungarian, English, Russian

Directors: György Pálfi

Actors: Csaba Czene, Gergely Trócsányi, Marc Bischoff, István Gyuricza

My rating: 6.5

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: 9 wins & 4 nominations.

Personal Message: The movie follows three generation of man and although the scenes are amazing, the footage is sometimes disturbingly beautiful the movie never feels a good combined whole.

Plot: Three generations of men, including a pervert that constantly seeks for new kinds of satisfaction, an obese speed eater and a passionate embalmer.

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Title: Teddy Bear

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 92 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: English, Thai, Danish

Directors: Mads Matthiesen

Actors: Kim Kold, David Winters, Elsebeth Steentoft, Per Otto Bersang Rasmussen

My rating: 7.0

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 6 wins & 10 nominations.

Personal Message: A nice movie about a very non successful western man looking for love in Thailand of all places. I really feel the movie portrays a certain part of Thailand extremely well and the main character is lovely.

Plot: The 38-year-old bodybuilder Dennis would really like to find true love. He has never had a girlfriend and lives alone with his mother in a suburb of Copenhagen. When his uncle marries a ...

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Title: Tekkonkinkreet

Release Year: 2006

Runtime: 111 min.

Genres: Animation, Action, Adventure

Languages: Japanese

Directors: Michael Arias

Actors: Kazunari Ninomiya, Yû Aoi, Yûsuke Iseya, Kankurô Kudô

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 5 wins & 1 nomination.

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Plot: In Treasure Town, life can be both peaceful and violent. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White - two street kids who claim to traverse the urban city as if it were their ...

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Title: Testament of Youth

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 129 min.

Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Languages: English

Directors: James Kent

Actors: Alicia Vikander, Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan, Dominic West

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 5 wins & 3 nominations.

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Plot: A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I - a story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times.

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Title: Thank You for Smoking

Release Year: 2006

Runtime: 92 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Jason Reitman

Actors: Joan Lunden, Eric Haberman, Aaron Eckhart, Mary Jo Smith

My rating: 7

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 12 wins & 30 nominations.

Personal Message: Lobbying is a bitch.

Plot: Satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son.

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Title: The Americans

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 44 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Keidrich Sellati, Holly Taylor

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.3

Awards won: Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 10 wins & 55 nominations.

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Plot: Two Soviet intelligence agents pose as a married couple to spy on the American government.

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Title: The Aristocrats

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 89 min.

Genres: Documentary, Comedy

Languages: English

Directors: Paul Provenza

Actors: Chris Albrecht, Jason Alexander, Hank Azaria, Shelley Berman

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.4

Awards won: 6 nominations.

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Plot: One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.

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Title: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 160 min.

Genres: Biography, Crime, Drama

Languages: English, Danish

Directors: Andrew Dominik

Actors: Brad Pitt, Mary-Louise Parker, Brooklynn Proulx, Dustin Bollinger

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 25 wins & 64 nominations.

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Plot: Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.

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Title: The Assault

Release Year: 1986

Runtime: 144 min.

Genres: Drama, History, Romance

Languages: Dutch, English, German

Directors: Fons Rademakers

Actors: Derek de Lint, Marc van Uchelen, Monique van de Ven, John Kraaykamp

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins.

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Plot: In January 1945, during the 2nd world-war, the Dutch resistance kills a collaborator in the street where the 12 year old Anton Steenwijk lives. The man was shot in front of his neighbors ...

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Title: The Atomic Cafe

Release Year: 1982

Runtime: 86 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty, Pierce Rafferty

Actors: Paul Tibbets, Harry S. Truman, W.H.P. Blandy, Brien McMahon

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 1 win & 1 nomination.

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Plot: Disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s United States government issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety.

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Title: The Babadook

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 93 min.

Genres: Drama, Horror, Thriller

Languages: English

Directors: Jennifer Kent

Actors: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney, Daniel Henshall

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: 49 wins & 56 nominations.

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Plot: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

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Title: The Band's Visit

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 87 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Music

Languages: Arabic, English, Hebrew

Directors: Eran Kolirin

Actors: Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri, Khalifa Natour

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 46 wins & 15 nominations.

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Plot: A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town.

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Title: The Battle of Chernobyl

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My rating: 7.5

IMDB rating: -

Awards won: -

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A really good documentary of the nuclear power plant disaster. It is amazing to see the amount of video footage and how well it was documented. Especially if you consider where the disaster happened.

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Title: The Best of Youth

Release Year: 2003

Runtime: 383 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Languages: English, Norwegian, Italian

Directors: Marco Tullio Giordana

Actors: Luigi Lo Cascio, Alessio Boni, Sonia Bergamasco, Maya Sansa

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.5

Awards won: 28 wins & 19 nominations.

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Plot: An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s.

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Title: The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi

Release Year: 2003

Runtime: 116 min.

Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime

Languages: Japanese

Directors: Takeshi Kitano

Actors: Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Michiyo Ohkusu, Taka Guadalcanal

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 21 wins & 10 nominations.

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Plot: The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda.

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Title: The Book of Life

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 95 min.

Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Languages: English, Spanish

Directors: Jorge R. Gutiérrez

Actors: Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ron Perlman

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 27 nominations.

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Plot: Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.

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Title: The Book Thief

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 131 min.

Genres: Drama, War

Languages: English, German

Directors: Brian Percival

Actors: Roger Allam, Sophie Nélisse, Heike Makatsch, Julian Lehmann

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 14 nominations.

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Plot: While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being protected by her adoptive parents.

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Title: The Boxtrolls

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 96 min.

Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Languages: English

Directors: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi

Actors: Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 58 nominations.

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Plot: A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator.

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Title: The Bridge

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 94 min.

Genres: Documentary, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Eric Steel

Actors: Eric Geleynse, Chris Brown, Susan Ginwalla, Caroline Pressley

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 1 nomination.

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Plot: People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary exploration of the mythic beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the most popular ...

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Title: The Cider House Rules

Release Year: 2000

Runtime: 126 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Languages: English

Directors: Lasse Hallström

Actors: Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Delroy Lindo, Paul Rudd

My rating: 6.5

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: Won 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 28 nominations.

Personal Message: There is absolutely nothing wrong with this movie. The storie is solid and realistic. The actors do nothing wrong, but it really feels like a rtl 5 true story movie of which you will remember nothing two days after watching it.

Plot: A compassionate young man, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor there, decides to leave to see the world.

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Title: The Class

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 99 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Estonian

Directors: Ilmar Raag

Actors: Vallo Kirs, Pärt Uusberg, Lauri Pedaja, Paula Solvak

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: 7 wins & 2 nominations.

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Plot: An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.

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Title: The Class of 92

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 99 min.

Genres: Documentary, Sport

Languages: English

Directors: Benjamin Turner, Gabe Turner

Actors: David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville

My rating: 7.0

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: A romantic look at professional football that might never be repeated considering the modern state of the game. Lovely to see the footage and people interesting in football and sports should watch this documentary.

Plot: The Class of 92, a cinematic documentary detailing the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of six supremely talented young Manchester United footballers (David Beckham, ...

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Title: The Cobbler

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 99 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Languages: Yiddish, English

Directors: Tom McCarthy

Actors: Elli, Adam B. Shapiro, Evan Neumann, Allen Lewis Rickman

My rating:

IMDB rating: 5.8

Awards won: 3 nominations.

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Plot: A cobbler, bored of his every-day life, stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to become other people and see the world in a different way.

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Title: The Company Men

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 104 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: English

Directors: John Wells

Actors: Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, Suzanne Rico

My rating: 6

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: 2 wins & 10 nominations.

Personal Message: A humble movie about misfortunes in Business.

Plot: The story centers on a year in the life of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at a major company - and how that affects them, their families, and their communities.

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Title: The Crash Reel

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 108 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography, Sport

Languages: English

Directors: Lucy Walker

Actors: Kevin Pearce, Shaun White, Mason Aguirre, Daniel Amen

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.2

Awards won: 12 wins & 7 nominations.

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Plot: Fifteen years of verite footage show the epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Shaun White and Kevin Pearce, childhood friends who become number one and two in the world leading up to the ...

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Title: The Death of Mr. Lazarescu

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 153 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Romanian

Directors: Cristi Puiu

Actors: Ion Fiscuteanu, Luminita Gheorghiu, Doru Ana, Dorian Boguta

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: 28 wins & 13 nominations.

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Plot: Mr. Lazarescu, a 63 year old lonely man feels sick and calls the ambulance. When it arrives, the paramedic decides he should take him to the hospital but once there they decide to send him ...

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Title: The Deflowering of Eva Van End

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 98 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Dutch, German, English

Directors: Michiel ten Horn

Actors: Vivian Dierickx, Jacqueline Blom, Ton Kas, Tomer Pawlicki

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.6

Awards won: 1 win & 8 nominations.

Personal Message: NO SUBTITLES

Plot: The members of a dysfunctional family begin to reinvent themselves thanks to the exchange student who moves in with them.

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Title: The Descent

Release Year: 2006

Runtime: 99 min.

Genres: Adventure, Horror, Thriller

Languages: English

Directors: Neil Marshall

Actors: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 8 wins & 17 nominations.

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Plot: A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

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Title: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 112 min.

Genres: Biography, Drama

Languages: French

Directors: Julian Schnabel

Actors: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 66 wins & 92 nominations.

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Plot: The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed.

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Title: The Doors: When You're Strange

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 86 min.

Genres: Documentary, Music

Languages: English

Directors: Tom DiCillo

Actors: Johnny Depp, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 2 wins & 1 nomination.

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Plot: A look at the late '60s and early '70s rock band The Doors, including rare exclusive footage.

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Title: The Dress

Release Year: 1996

Runtime: 103 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Alex van Warmerdam

Actors: Henri Garcin, Ingeborg Elzevier, Khaldoun Elmecky, Margo Dames

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: 2 wins & 6 nominations.

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Plot: The Dress is a tale filled with sex, violence, comedy and drama as it follows the life of a dress. Conceived under a cloud of frustration and despair, the dress serves as the hub in a great...

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Title: The Drop

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 106 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Languages: English, Russian

Directors: Michaël R. Roskam

Actors: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 3 wins & 4 nominations.

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Plot: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.

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Title: The DUFF

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 101 min.

Genres: Comedy

Languages: English, Spanish

Directors: Ari Sandel

Actors: Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca A. Santos

My rating: 5

IMDB rating: 6.5

Awards won: 1 win & 7 nominations.

Personal Message: Nonsense girl flick.

Plot: A high school senior instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the DUFF - Designated Ugly Fat Friend - by her prettier, more popular counterparts.

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Title: The Equalizer

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 132 min.

Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller

Languages: English, Russian, Spanish

Directors: Antoine Fuqua

Actors: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour

My rating: 5.5

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 1 win & 6 nominations.

Personal Message: DENZEL is going to save the world. He and only he is able to do what needs to be done to save this disaster of a world. Too bad it lasts for well over two hours and essentially nothing really happens. He probably doesn't even have a scratch.

Plot: A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her.

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Title: The Face of Another

Release Year: 1967

Runtime: 124 min.

Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi

Languages: Japanese

Directors: Hiroshi Teshigahara

Actors: Tatsuya Nakadai, Mikijirô Hira, Kyôko Kishida, Miki Irie

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: 2 wins.

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Plot: A businessman with a disfigured face obtains a lifelike mask from his doctor, but the mask starts altering his personality.

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Title: The Final Member

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 75 min.

Genres: Documentary, Comedy, Drama

Languages: English, Icelandic

Directors: Jonah Bekhor, Zach Math

Actors: Páll Arason, Ásbjörn Björgvinsson, Hannes Blöndal, Marci Bowers

My rating: 5.0

IMDB rating: 6.5

Awards won: 3 nominations.

Personal Message: After reading the description you are curious and you have low expectations. Well the low expectations are perfectly matched in this awkward documentary.

Plot: Thirty miles from the Arctic Circle, in the northern Icelandic town of Husavik, stands the Icelandic Phallological Museum - the world's only Penis museum. Over 40 years, the founder and ...

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Title: The Future of Weed: HIGH COUNTRY

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My rating: 5.0

IMDB rating: -

Awards won: -

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This movie shows some people that are trying to change the world of weed with new inventions. The problem is that most of the people featured in the film can't even form full sentences. They all aim to get rich, but this is not a story for a documentary.

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Title: The Gatekeepers

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 101 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: Hebrew, English

Directors: Dror Moreh

Actors: Ami Ayalon, Avi Dichter, Yuval Diskin, Carmi Gillon

My rating: 6.0

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 10 nominations.

Personal Message: This is the first documentary I have seen about the conflict in the middle east. It is not a bad documentary, but the only opinion expressed in this movie is the opinion of the Israelian intelligence unit. This gives a very one sided and one dimensional view of the manner.

Plot: A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets.

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Title: The Gleaners & I

Release Year: 2000

Runtime: 82 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: French

Directors: Agnès Varda

Actors: Bodan Litnanski, Agnès Varda, François Wertheimer

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 16 wins & 3 nominations.

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Plot: An intimate, picaresque inquiry into French life as lived by the country's poor and its provident, as well as by the film's own director, Agnes Varda. The aesthetic, political and moral ...

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Title: The Golden Dream

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 108 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Spanish, Tzotzil

Directors: Diego Quemada-Díez

Actors: Brandon López, Rodolfo Domínguez, Karen Martínez, Carlos Chajon

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 37 wins & 21 nominations.

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Plot: A road movie about teenage immigrants and their journey to the U.S.

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Title: The Good Lie

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 110 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Philippe Falardeau

Actors: Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: 2 wins & 3 nominations.

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Plot: A group of Sudanese refugees given the chance to resettle in America arrive in Kansas City, Missouri, where their encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives.

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Title: The Great Beauty

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 141 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese

Directors: Paolo Sorrentino

Actors: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 53 wins & 73 nominations.

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Plot: Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

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Title: The Hell of '63

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 108 min.

Genres: Drama, Sport

Languages: Dutch, Frisian

Directors: Steven de Jong

Actors: Willeke van Ammelrooy, Pierre Bokma, Cees Geel, Chantal Janzen

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.3

Awards won: 1 win & 1 nomination.

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Plot: When conditions are right an infamous ice-skating race is held in the north of the Netherlands. The 200 km race must be completed by midnight and everyone who finishes receives a medal. ...

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Title: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 144 min.

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy

Languages: English

Directors: Peter Jackson

Actors: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 45 nominations.

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Plot: Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.

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Title: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 161 min.

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy

Languages: English

Directors: Peter Jackson

Actors: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 80 nominations.

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Plot: The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.

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Title: The House I Live In

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 108 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Eugene Jarecki

Actors: Eugene Jarecki, Michelle Alexander, Mark W. Bennett, Joe Biden

My rating: 6.5

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: 4 wins & 3 nominations.

Personal Message: Fighting drugs is a problem for which not a single government found a solution. How America fights its battle is for sure far from optimal. This documentary make this statement in a very clear manner and bashes very successfully on the American government.

Plot: From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.

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Title: The Housemaid

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 106 min.

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Languages: Korean, English

Directors: Sang-soo Im

Actors: Do-yeon Jeon, Jung-jae Lee, Yeo-jeong Yoon, Woo Seo

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.5

Awards won: 9 wins & 5 nominations.

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Plot: A man's affair with his family's housemaid leads to dark consequences.

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Title: The Imitation Game

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 114 min.

Genres: Biography, Drama, Thriller

Languages: English, German

Directors: Morten Tyldum

Actors: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear

My rating: 5.0

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 44 wins & 147 nominations.

Personal Message: The topic honestly deserves a better movie. It deliberately stays away from any serious explanation of what the movie is truly about to bind a wider audience. Instead it tries to incorporate a personal touch, but this is done in such a bad way it just feels awkward.

Plot: During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

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Title: The Imposter

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 99 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography

Languages: English, Spanish

Directors: Bart Layton

Actors: Nicholas Barclay, Carey Gibson, Bryan Gibson, Beverly Dollarhide

My rating: 5

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 11 wins & 29 nominations.

Personal Message: Stupid Americans.

Plot: A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.

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Title: The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 105 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography, Crime

Languages: English

Directors: Brian Knappenberger

Actors: Tim Berners-Lee, Cindy Cohn, Gabriella Coleman, Cory Doctorow

My rating: 7.5

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: 4 wins & 2 nominations.

Personal Message: An excellent documentary about a youngster that could have done a lot more for the world if the system is not as messed up as it is.

Plot: The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26.

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Title: The Last Emperor

Release Year: 1988

Runtime: 163 min.

Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Languages: English, Mandarin, Japanese, Russian

Directors: Bernardo Bertolucci

Actors: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: Won 9 Oscars. Another 43 wins & 15 nominations.

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Plot: The story of the final Emperor of China.

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Title: The Last Gladiators

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 94 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Alex Gibney

Actors: Donald Brashear, Lyndon Byers, Guy Carbonneau, Don Cherry

My rating: 6.5

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: I was always amazed by how a good sport like ice hockey could be so receptive to brawls. This documentary takes a look at the enforcers and how they experience their job. Very interesting for sport lovers, but the documentary is quite slow and the main character is something else.

Plot: In ice hockey, no one is tougher than the "goon". Those players have one mission: to protect the star players at any price.

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Title: The Last Lions

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 88 min.

Genres: Documentary, Family

Languages: English

Directors: Dereck Joubert

Actors: Jeremy Irons

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.4

Awards won: 2 wins.

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Plot: Fifty years ago there were close to half-a-million lions in Africa. Today there are around 20,000. To make matters worse, lions, unlike elephants, which are far more numerous, have ...

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Title: The Last of the Unjust

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 220 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: German, French, English

Directors: Claude Lanzmann

Actors: Benjamin Murmelstein, Claude Lanzmann

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 3 nominations.

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Plot: A place: Theresienstadt. A unique place of propaganda which Adolf Eichmann called the "model ghetto", designed to mislead the world and Jewish people regarding its real nature, to be the ...

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Title: The Little Death

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 96 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Languages: English

Directors: Josh Lawson

Actors: Josh Lawson, Bojana Novakovic, Damon Herriman, Kate Mulvany

My rating: 8.0

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 2 wins & 10 nominations.

Personal Message: This movie describes a few couples and their sexual problems. It is the first movie that really succeeds and stays within the realms of reality, but is also able to address the topic in a funny manner. This is in my eyes a must see movie for every couple.

Plot: The secret lives of five suburban couples living in Sydney reveal both the fetishes and the repercussions that come with sharing them.

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Title: The Machinist

Release Year: 2004

Runtime: 101 min.

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Languages: English, Spanish

Directors: Brad Anderson

Actors: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, John Sharian

My rating: 6.5

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 7 wins & 14 nominations.

Personal Message: Christian Bale displays an extremely physical transformation and he basically carries the movie. He however is unable to change the fact that the Machinist feels like a puzzle in which the pieces never really come together.

Plot: An industrial worker who hasn't slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity.

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Title: The Man Who Copied

Release Year: 2003

Runtime: 124 min.

Genres: Comedy, Crime, Drama

Languages: Portuguese

Directors: Jorge Furtado

Actors: Lázaro Ramos, Renata de Lélis, Sérgio Lulkin, Heitor Schmidt

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 18 wins & 12 nominations.

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Plot: André, relatively poor, falls in love with Silvia, a neighbor whom he spies with a telescope. Falling more and more in love with her, he begins to follow her around the city and realizes ...

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Title: The Man Who Knew Too Little

Release Year: 1997

Runtime: 94 min.

Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime

Languages: English

Directors: Jon Amiel

Actors: Bill Murray, Peter Gallagher, Joanne Whalley, Alfred Molina

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 6.6

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: Wallace Ritchie is mistaken for a spy and must stop a plot to assassinate international leaders at a banquet.

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Title: The Man Who Wasn't There

Release Year: 2001

Runtime: 116 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama

Languages: English, Italian, French

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Actors: Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, Michael Badalucco, James Gandolfini

My rating: 5.5

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 41 nominations.

Personal Message: As a big Billy Bob Thornton fan I was excited to see this movie. The black and white decor, funny characters and a strange reality all add to the entertainment value of the movie, but at the end of the movie you just get stuck with a feeling that you have wasted your time.

Plot: A laconic, chain-smoking barber blackmails his wife's boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong.

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Title: The Memory of a Killer

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 123 min.

Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Languages: French, Flemish, Dutch

Directors: Erik Van Looy

Actors: Laurien Van den Broeck, Dirk Roofthooft, Koen De Bouw, Werner De Smedt

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: 7 wins & 3 nominations.

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Plot: Vincke and Verstuyft are the best detectives of the Antwerp police department. They are confronted with the murder on a leading executive and put all their effort to catch the murderer.

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Title: The Misfortunates

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 108 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: Dutch, Flemish

Directors: Felix van Groeningen

Actors: Kenneth Vanbaeden, Valentijn Dhaenens, Koen De Graeve, Wouter Hendrickx

My rating: 9

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: 7 wins & 6 nominations.

Personal Message: A really dark autobiographic story about a youngster growing up in a mess. In my eyes this movie has it all. I even wrote a piece on my main blog to motivate people to watch this movie.

Plot: 13-year-old Gunther Strobbe grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles. Slowly but surely, he's being prepared for the same hapless life. Can he defy his destiny?

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Title: The Missing Picture

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 92 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: French

Directors: Rithy Panh

Actors: Randal Douc, Jean-Baptiste Phou

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 13 nominations.

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Plot: Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1979.

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Title: The National Parks: America's Best Idea

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 120 min.

Genres: Documentary, History

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Peter Coyote, William Cronon, Dayton Duncan, Shelton Johnson

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.6

Awards won: Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 nominations.

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Plot: The history of the U.S. National Parks system, including the initial ideas which led to the world's first national parks and the expansion of the system over 150 years.

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Title: The Northerners

Release Year: 1992

Runtime: 108 min.

Genres: Comedy

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Alex van Warmerdam

Actors: Jack Wouterse, Annet Malherbe, Rudolf Lucieer, Loes Wouterson

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: 7 wins & 3 nominations.

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Plot: A surreal black comedy set in a decrepit 1960's housing development. When his mother is drawn into sainthood and the resulting frustrations of his father become too difficult to manage, ...

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Title: The Notorious Mr. Bout

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 90 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English, Russian

Directors: Tony Gerber, Maxim Pozdorovkin

Actors: Alla Bout, Sergei Bout, Viktor Bout, Wim Brown

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 6.6

Awards won: 2 nominations.

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Plot: When he was arrested in 2008 in Thailand as a result of a U.S. government sting operation, the career of internationally known arms smuggler Viktor Bout came to a decisive end. Veiled by ...

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Title: The Overnighters

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 102 min.

Genres: Documentary, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Jesse Moss

Actors: Keegan Edwards, Jay Reinke

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: 10 wins & 17 nominations.

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Plot: Broken, desperate men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local Pastor risks everything to help them.

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Title: The Past

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 130 min.

Genres: Drama, Mystery

Languages: French, Persian

Directors: Asghar Farhadi

Actors: Bérénice Bejo, Ali Mosaffa, Tahar Rahim, Pauline Burlet

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 12 wins & 34 nominations.

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Plot: An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce.

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Title: The Piano Teacher

Release Year: 2001

Runtime: 131 min.

Genres: Drama, Music, Romance

Languages: French, German

Directors: Michael Haneke

Actors: Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel, Susanne Lothar

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 17 wins & 19 nominations.

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Plot: A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.

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Title: The Place Promised in Our Early Days

Release Year: 2004

Runtime: 91 min.

Genres: Animation, Drama, Romance

Languages: Japanese

Directors: Makoto Shinkai

Actors: Hidetaka Yoshioka, Masato Hagiwara, Yuka Nanri, Unshô Ishizuka

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 1 win.

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Plot: In an alternate postwar timeline, Japan is divided into the Union-controlled North and the US-controlled South.

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Title: The Polish Bride

Release Year: 1998

Runtime: 89 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Languages: Dutch, German, Polish

Directors: Karim Traïdia

Actors: Jaap Spijkers, Monic Hendrickx, Rudi Falkenhagen, Roef Ragas

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 4 nominations.

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Plot: Polish deceived woman hides from pimps on a Dutch farm, and shares an intriguing romance with the farmer.

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Title: The Price of Gold

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 78 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography, Sport

Languages: English

Directors: Nanette Burstein

Actors: Connie Chung, Darin De Paul, Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan

My rating: 4.0

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: 1 win.

Personal Message: A documentary centered around a terrible annoying woman is bound to fail miserably.

Plot: The world couldn't keep its eyes off two athletes at the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer - Nancy Kerrigan, the elegant brunette and Tonya Harding, the feisty blonde engulfed in scandal. ...

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Title: The Real Bangkok Hilton

Release Year: 2004

Runtime: unknown

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: N/A

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: Michael Connell is only 19; thin and frail a supermarket worker from Manchester, his lawyers say he has a mental age of some one several years younger, but he talks clearly of the day to ...

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Title: The Restaurateur

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 57 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Roger Sherman

Actors: Floyd Cardoz, Tom Colicchio

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.1

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: A film about the grueling construction of not one but two world class restaurants. We follow Danny Meyer, arguably the most successful restaurateur in America. Our cameras follow the ...

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Title: The Rocket

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 96 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Lao

Directors: Kim Mordaunt

Actors: Boonsri Yindee, Alice Keohavong, Karen, Sitthiphon Disamoe

My rating: 7

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: 28 wins & 30 nominations.

Personal Message: For me personally a trip to memory lane.

Plot: A boy who is believed to bring bad luck to everyone around him leads his family and two new friends through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred ...

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Title: The Secret Life of Chaos

Release Year: -

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Title: The September Issue

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 90 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: R.J. Cutler

Actors: Thakoon Panichgul, André Leon Talley, Grace Coddington, Anna Wintour

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: 2 wins & 5 nominations.

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Plot: A documentary chronicling Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's preparations for the 2007 fall-fashion issue.

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Title: The Short Game

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 99 min.

Genres: Documentary, Sport

Languages: French, English

Directors: Josh Greenbaum

Actors: Amari Avery, Jed Dy, Allan Kournikova, Zamokuhle Nxasana

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: 3 wins & 2 nominations.

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Plot: The best 7 year old golfers from around the world descend on the world famous Pinehurst Golf course in North Carolina to determine the next world champion and who might become golf's next ...

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Title: The Skeleton Twins

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 93 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Craig Johnson

Actors: Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: 4 wins & 10 nominations.

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Plot: Having both coincidentally cheated death on the same day, estranged twins reunite with the possibility of mending their relationship.

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Title: The Snowtown Murders

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 119 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Justin Kurzel

Actors: Lucas Pittaway, Bob Adriaens, Louise Harris, Frank Cwiertniak

My rating: 5

IMDB rating: 6.6

Awards won: 22 wins & 22 nominations.

Personal Message: Very grim and realistic, but not very enjoyable.

Plot: Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.

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Title: The Soloist

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 117 min.

Genres: Biography, Drama, Music

Languages: English

Directors: Joe Wright

Actors: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander

My rating: 6.0

IMDB rating: 6.7

Awards won: 1 win & 3 nominations.

Personal Message: The soloist is interesting and at time enjoyable to watch. The general pace of the movie however is very low and besides Robert Downey Jr. there is nothing really exciting about this movie.

Plot: A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.

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Title: The Son

Release Year: 2002

Runtime: 99 min.

Genres: Drama, Mystery

Languages: French

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Actors: Olivier Gourmet, Morgan Marinne, Isabella Soupart, Nassim Hassaïni

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 10 wins & 11 nominations.

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Plot: A joinery instructor at a rehab center refuses to take a new teen as his apprentice, but then begins to follow the boy through the hallways and streets.

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Title: The Sorrow and the Pity

Release Year: 1972

Runtime: 251 min.

Genres: Documentary, History, War

Languages: French, German, English

Directors: Marcel Ophüls

Actors: Georges Bidault, Matthäus Bleibinger, Charles Braun, Maurice Buckmaster

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.4

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 1 nomination.

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Plot: From 1940 to 1944, France's Vichy government collaborated with Nazi Germany. Marcel Ophüls mixes archival footage with 1969 interviews of a German officer and of collaborators and ...

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Title: The Sound of Belgium

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 85 min.

Genres: Documentary, History, Music

Languages: English

Directors: Jozef Deville

Actors: John Flanders

My rating: 6.0

IMDB rating: 8.2

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: For the real fanatics of electronic music this movie might be fun to watch. For the average Joe however the movie feels to chaotic and certain topics of this sub culture are hardly addressed. I do have to say those Belgium lines are super funny.

Plot: 'The Sound of Belgium' explores the rich but untold story of Belgian electronic dance music. From the grand dance halls with Decap organs to the golden days of Popcorn; From dark and cold ...

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Title: The Story of the Weeping Camel

Release Year: 2004

Runtime: 93 min.

Genres: Documentary, Drama, Family

Languages: Mongolian

Directors: Byambasuren Davaa, Luigi Falorni

Actors: Janchiv Ayurzana, Chimed Ohin, Amgaabazar Gonson, Zeveljamz Nyam

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 7 nominations.

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Plot: When a Mongolian nomadic family's newest camel colt is rejected by its mother, a musician is needed for a ritual to change her mind.

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Title: The Summit

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 95 min.

Genres: Documentary, Adventure

Languages: English, Italian

Directors: Nick Ryan

Actors: Christine Barnes, Hoselito Bite, Marco Confortola, Pat Falvey

My rating: 6.0

IMDB rating: 6.9

Awards won: 4 wins & 3 nominations.

Personal Message: A great topic, but the other of the scenes was completely random. Furthermore they spend too much time interviewing family members of one of the climbers who died. With the footage every single individual with a brain could make a better product.

Plot: The story of the deadliest day on the world's most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2.

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Title: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 137 min.

Genres: Animation, Drama, Fantasy

Languages: English, Japanese

Directors: Isao Takahata

Actors: Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 35 nominations.

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Plot: Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

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Title: The Theory of Everything

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 123 min.

Genres: Biography, Drama, Romance

Languages: English, French, Latin, Italian

Directors: James Marsh

Actors: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior, Sophie Perry

My rating: 7.5

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 116 nominations.

Personal Message: For every biography you need a strong actor. The actor that plays Stephen Hawking does an excellent job and the movie is beautiful, touching and as hard as life.

Plot: A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

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Title: The Thin Blue Line

Release Year: 1988

Runtime: 103 min.

Genres: Documentary, Crime, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Errol Morris

Actors: Randall Adams, David Harris, Gus Rose, Jackie Johnson

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: 12 wins & 5 nominations.

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Plot: A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.

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Title: The Treatment

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 131 min.

Genres: Mystery, Thriller

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Hans Herbots

Actors: Geert Van Rampelberg, Ina Geerts, Johan van Assche, Laura Verlinden

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 3 wins & 5 nominations.

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Plot: Inspector Nick Cafmeyer seems to have it all - looks, brains and a successful career. But a dark cloud hangs over his life: since the age of nine, he has been haunted by the unsolved ...

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Title: The Tribe

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 126 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama

Languages: Ukrainian, Sign Languages

Directors: Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi

Actors: Hryhoriy Fesenko, Yana Novikova, Rosa Babiy, Oleksandr Dsiadevych

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 28 wins & 20 nominations.

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Plot: A deaf mute boy joins a boarding school for similar children. Confronted by the violent and criminal antics of some of the other boys and girls, he struggles to conform and join the 'tribe'.

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Title: The Triplets of Belleville

Release Year: 2004

Runtime: 78 min.

Genres: Animation, Comedy, Drama

Languages: French, Portuguese

Directors: Sylvain Chomet

Actors: Béatrice Bonifassi, Lina Boudreau, Michèle Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 19 wins & 32 nominations.

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Plot: When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him.

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Title: The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires

Release Year: 1996

Runtime: unknown

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Robert X. Cringely, Douglas Adams, Sam Albert, Paul G. Allen

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.5

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: Three part documentary that shows the insight look at the history of computers, from its rise in the 1970s to the beginning of the Dot-com boom of the late 1990s.

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Title: The Twilight Samurai

Release Year: 2002

Runtime: 129 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Japanese

Directors: Yôji Yamada

Actors: Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Nenji Kobayashi, Ren Ôsugi

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 37 wins & 7 nominations.

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Plot: A 19th-century samurai tries to protect a battered wife.

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Title: The Two Escobars

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 104 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography, Sport

Languages: English

Directors: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist

Actors: María Ester Escobar, Francisco Maturana, Alexis García V., Jaime Gaviria Gómez

My rating: 7.0

IMDB rating: 8.6

Awards won: 1 nomination.

Personal Message: A colleague of mine said that the drug Escobar did good for Colombia. Well this movie states in a very clear and romantic way that he also wrecked many lives. After seeing the documentary my mind is pretty clear. The drug lord Escobar is just a thug.

Plot: The rise of Colombian soccer is attributed to the influx of drug money into the sport by Pablo Escobar and the other drug cartels. However, the team's swift decline after Escobar's death results in the murder of star player Andres Escobar.

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Title: The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Release Year: 1988

Runtime: 171 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Languages: English

Directors: Philip Kaufman

Actors: Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 11 nominations.

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Plot: In 1968, a Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives.

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Title: The Vanishing

Release Year: 1988

Runtime: 107 min.

Genres: Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Languages: Dutch, French, English

Directors: George Sluizer

Actors: Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Gene Bervoets, Johanna ter Steege, Gwen Eckhaus

My rating: 4.0

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: 7 wins & 5 nominations.

Personal Message: Some books cannot be turned into a movie. This is an excellent example. The book perhaps might have been mysterious. The movie is so obvious as it could be. Awful watch!

Plot: Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor.

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Title: The War You Don't See

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 97 min.

Genres: Documentary, War

Languages: English

Directors: Alan Lowery, John Pilger

Actors: Julian Assange, Tony Blair, Wilfred Burchett, George W. Bush

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.5

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: N/A

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Title: The White Diamond

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 88 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography

Languages: English, German

Directors: Werner Herzog

Actors: Werner Herzog, Graham Dorrington, Dieter Plage, Adrian de Schryver

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 2 wins & 1 nomination.

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Plot: About the daring adventure of exploring rainforest canopy with a novel flying device-the Jungle Airship. Airship engineer Dr. Graham Dorrington embarks on a trip to the giant Kaieteur Falls...

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Title: The White Ribbon

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 144 min.

Genres: Drama, Mystery

Languages: German, Italian, Polish

Directors: Michael Haneke

Actors: Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 56 wins & 34 nominations.

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Plot: 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?

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Title: The Wind Rises

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 126 min.

Genres: Animation, Biography, Drama

Languages: Japanese, German, Italian, French

Directors: Hayao Miyazaki

Actors: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Masahiko Nishimura

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 26 wins & 47 nominations.

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Plot: A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

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Title: The Wonders

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 110 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Italian, French, German

Directors: Alice Rohrwacher

Actors: Alba Rohrwacher, Maria Alexandra Lungu, Sam Louwyck, Sabine Timoteo

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.7

Awards won: 10 wins & 11 nominations.

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Plot: A family of beekeepers living in the Tuscan countryside finds their household disrupted by the simultaneous arrival of a silently troubled teenage boy and a reality TV show intent on showcasing the family.

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Title: The Woodsman

Release Year: -

Runtime: -

Genres: -

Languages: -

Directors: -

Actors: -

My rating: 7.0

IMDB rating: -

Awards won: -

Personal Evaluation:
Een degelijke film over een gevoelig onderwerp.

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Title: The Yes Men Fix the World

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 87 min.

Genres: Documentary, Comedy

Languages: English

Directors: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, Kurt Engfehr

Actors: Reggie Watts, Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Richard Ebeling

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 2 wins & 2 nominations.

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Plot: Troublemaking duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, posing as their industrious alter-egos, expose the people profiting from Hurricane Katrina, the faces behind the environmental disaster in Bhopal, and other shocking events.

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Title: Through the Fire

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 103 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography, Sport

Languages: English

Directors: Alistair Christopher, Jonathan Hock

Actors: Asher Beard, Nyan Boateng, Renan Ebeid, Dwight Howard

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 1 win.

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Plot: "Through the Fire" chronicles the journey of Coney Island basketball star, Sebastian Telfair, from famed Lincoln High School straight to the NBA.

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Title: Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks

Release Year: 2004

Runtime: 551 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: Mandarin

Directors: Bing Wang

Actors: N/A

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.7

Awards won: 4 wins & 1 nomination.

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Plot: The impact of the decline of heavy industry on workers and their families in the Tiexi district of Shenyang, China, at the turn of the 21st century, documented unflinchingly by a fly-on-the-wall camera.

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Title: Tim's Vermeer

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 80 min.

Genres: Documentary, History

Languages: English, Dutch

Directors: Teller

Actors: Tim Jenison, Penn Jillette, Martin Mull, Philip Steadman

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 5 nominations.

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Plot: Inventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer.

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Title: Timbuktu

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 97 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: French, Arabic, Bambara, English, Songhay, Tamashek

Directors: Abderrahmane Sissako

Actors: Ibrahim Ahmed, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki, Layla Walet Mohamed

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 17 nominations.

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Plot: A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed.

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Title: Titicut Follies

Release Year: 1992

Runtime: 84 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Frederick Wiseman

Actors: N/A

My rating: 5.0

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: 5 wins.

Personal Message: This documentary is basically unedited old footage of a mental institution. I can see the morale objections with these movies, so that makes this movie quite unique. Just seeing people being caught in the craziness without explanation or story just felt a little bit boring.

Plot: Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us inside the Massachusetts Correctional Institution Bridgewater where people stay trapped in their madness.

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Title: Tokyo!

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 112 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Languages: Japanese, French, English

Directors: Joon-ho Bong, Leos Carax, Michel Gondry

Actors: Ayako Fujitani, Ryô Kase, Ayumi Itô, Nao Ômori

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 2 wins & 3 nominations.

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Plot: A cinematic triptych of three Tokyo-set stories.

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Title: Too Big to Fail

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 99 min.

Genres: Drama, History, News

Languages: English

Directors: Curtis Hanson

Actors: James Woods, John Heard, William Hurt, Erin Dilly

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 24 nominations.

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Plot: Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

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Title: Top of the Lake

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 350 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Elisabeth Moss, Thomas M. Wright, Peter Mullan, David Wenham

My rating: 5.0

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 48 nominations.

Personal Message: The six episode mini-serie shot in New Zealand is just to pass time. For me it is unbelievable the series ends after six hours the way it ends. UNACCEPTABLE!

Plot: When pregnant, 12-year-old Tui tries to kill herself in a freezing New Zealand lake, Detective Robin Griffin has plenty of questions for the girl. But when Tui suddenly disappears, Griffin finds herself knee-deep in small-town secrets.

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Title: Toy Story 3

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 103 min.

Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Languages: English, Spanish

Directors: Lee Unkrich

Actors: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.3

Awards won: Won 2 Oscars. Another 57 wins & 89 nominations.

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Plot: The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.

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Title: Tricked

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 55 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: Dutch, English

Directors: Paul Verhoeven

Actors: Peter Blok, Robert de Hoog, Sallie Harmsen, Gaite Jansen

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.2

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: During his 50th birthday party thrown by his wife, Remco's life takes a turn for the worse. His business partners are scheming behind his back to sell him out and his former mistress shows up pregnant.

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Title: TRON: Legacy

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 125 min.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Languages: English

Directors: Joseph Kosinski

Actors: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner

My rating: 6.0

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 48 nominations.

Personal Message: Slightly over excited I made my wife watch this movie. I have seen it on the biggest IMAX screen in the world in Sydney and I found the movie extremely entertaining. After seeing it again the science fiction world is nice and the soundtrack is great, but the story is just full of wholes and absurdities.

Plot: The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father's corrupted creation and a unique ally who was born inside the digital world.

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Title: True Romance

Release Year: 1993

Runtime: 120 min.

Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Languages: English, Italian

Directors: Tony Scott

Actors: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: 8 nominations.

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Plot: Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.

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Title: Tsotsi

Release Year: 2006

Runtime: 94 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama

Languages: Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English

Directors: Gavin Hood

Actors: Presley Chweneyagae, Terry Pheto, Kenneth Nkosi, Mothusi Magano

My rating: -

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 13 nominations.

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Plot: Six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader.

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Title: TT3D: Closer to the Edge

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 104 min.

Genres: Documentary, Sport

Languages: English

Directors: Richard De Aragues

Actors: Guy Martin, Ian Hutchinson, John McGuinness, Michael Dunlop

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: 1 nomination.

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Plot: By vividly recounting the TT's legendary rivalries and the Isle of Man's unique road racing history, this 3D feature documentary will discover why modern TT riders still risk their lives to...

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