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Title: A Lego Brickumentary

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 93 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: Portuguese, English

Directors: Kief Davidson, Daniel Junge

Actors: Jason Bateman, Jamie Berard, Bryan Bonahoom, Alice Finch

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.7

Awards won: 2 nominations.

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Plot: A look at the global culture and appeal of the LEGO building-block toys.

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Title: A Perfect Day

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 106 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: English, Serbian, Spanish, French, Bosnian

Directors: Fernando León de Aranoa

Actors: Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, Mélanie Thierry

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: 1 win & 18 nominations.

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Plot: A group of aid workers work to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone.

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Title: Aanmodderfakker

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 100 min.

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Languages: English, Dutch

Directors: Michiel ten Horn

Actors: Pepijn Cladder, Anis de Jong, Yannick van de Velde, Wolf de Witte van Leeuwen

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: 4 wins & 5 nominations.

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Plot: A 30-something slacker finds his carefree life turned upside down when he falls for his sister's teenage babysitter.

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Title: Adventureland

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 107 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Languages: English

Directors: Greg Mottola

Actors: Jesse Eisenberg, Kelsey Ford, Michael Zegen, Ryan McFarland

My rating: 8.5

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: 1 win & 4 nominations.

Personal Message: People this is a good movie. One of the best comedies I have seen so far!

Plot: In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.

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Title: Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 96 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Romance

Languages: English

Directors: David Lowery

Actors: Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Keith Carradine

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.4

Awards won: 4 wins & 11 nominations.

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Plot: The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met.

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Title: Only Decent People

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 86 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Lodewijk Crijns

Actors: Geza Weisz, Imanuelle Grives, Jeroen Krabbé, Annet Malherbe

My rating: 5

IMDB rating: 5.7

Awards won: 5 nominations.

Personal Message: Contains a few semi good jokes, but the movie is pretty offensive overall.

Plot: David lives in a neighborhood with "only orderly people" and rich parents. He has been in a relationship with his girlfriend Naomi for a few years. But one day David spots a beautiful black...

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Title: Anton Corbijn Inside Out

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 85 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography

Languages: English, Dutch

Directors: Klaartje Quirijns

Actors: Anton Corbijn, Bono, Martin Gore, James Hetfield

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 1 win.

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Plot: An intimate portrait of Anton Corbijn as he travels the world as a photographer, film maker and video artist. A unique and revelatory look at the drama and conflict inherent in the man ...

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Title: Beginners

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 105 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Languages: French, English

Directors: Mike Mills

Actors: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 34 wins & 27 nominations.

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Plot: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.

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Title: Blackhat

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 133 min.

Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Languages: English, Mandarin, Spanish

Directors: Michael Mann

Actors: Chris Hemsworth, Leehom Wang, Wei Tang, Viola Davis

My rating: 4

IMDB rating: 5.4

Awards won: 2 nominations.

Personal Message: dont waste your time

Plot: A furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.

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Title: Bloed, Zweet & Tranen

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 111 min.

Genres: Biography, Drama, Music

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Diederick Koopal

Actors: Martijn Fischer, Hadewych Minis, Fedja van Huêt, Matheu Hinzen

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 2 wins & 8 nominations.

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Plot: The turbulent life story of the most famous folk singer the Netherlands has ever known: André Hazes.

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Title: Café Derby

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 98 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Lenny Van Wesemael

Actors: Chloë Daxhelet, Wim Opbrouck, Monic Hendrickx, Charlotte De Wulf

My rating: 6

IMDB rating: 6.9

Awards won: 2 wins.

Personal Message: Not recommended for the bulk. This movie is about normal people. There are no strange characters, no spectacular scenes, just normal life.

Plot: 1985. Georges is a born market vendor. As a driven salesman he sells anything, anytime, to anyone. When he hears that the Pope is coming to Belgium, he smells his chance. In addition to the...

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Title: Call Me Lucky

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 106 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography, Comedy

Languages: English

Directors: Bobcat Goldthwait

Actors: Barry Crimmins, Jack Gallagher, Martin Olson, Steve Sweeney

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 6 wins & 2 nominations.

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Plot: Barry Crimmins is pissed. His hellfire brand of comedy has rained verbal lightning bolts on American audiences and politicians for decades, yet you've probably never heard of him. But once ...

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Title: Capitalism: A Love Story

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 127 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English, Russian, Spanish

Directors: Michael Moore

Actors: William Black, Jimmy Carter, Elijah Cummings, Baron Hill

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: 4 wins & 12 nominations.

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Plot: An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.

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Title: Cartel Land

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 100 min.

Genres: Documentary, Action, Drama

Languages: English, Spanish

Directors: Matthew Heineman

Actors: Tim Nailer Foley, José Manuel 'El Doctor' Mireles, Enrique Peña Nieto

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 31 nominations.

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Plot: A physician in Michoacán, Mexico leads a citizen uprising against the drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Across the U.S. border, a veteran heads a paramilitary ...

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Title: Chasing Amy

Release Year: 1997

Runtime: 113 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Languages: English

Directors: Kevin Smith

Actors: Ethan Suplee, Ben Affleck, Scott Mosier, Jason Lee

My rating: 5

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 15 nominations.

Personal Message: Prententious

Plot: Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything's going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's gay.

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Title: Clueless

Release Year: 1995

Runtime: 97 min.

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Languages: English, Spanish

Directors: Amy Heckerling

Actors: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

My rating: 2

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: 6 wins & 11 nominations.

Personal Message: I am clueless how people can rate this movie above a 5. DISASTER!

Plot: A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.

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Title: Code M

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 98 min.

Genres: Family

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Dennis Bots

Actors: Nina Wyss, Senna Borsato, Joes Brauers, Derek de Lint

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.6

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: The headstrong Isabel after the car accident the grandfather starts searching the legendary sword of the famous D'Artagnan, which for centuries has disappeared. The only clue he has is a ...

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Title: Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 85 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn

Actors: Lisa Agabian, Manucher Alemi, Lindsey Allen, Kip Andersen

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.5

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.

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Title: The Ardennes

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 96 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: French, Dutch

Directors: Robin Pront

Actors: Jan Bijvoet, Veerle Baetens, Eric Godon, Jeroen Perceval

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: 1 win & 2 nominations.

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Plot: A brutal home-jacking goes hopelessly wrong. Dave, one of the two robbers, manages to run off, leaving his brother Kenneth behind. Four years later, Kenneth is released from prison and much...

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Title: Danny Collins

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 106 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Music

Languages: English

Directors: Dan Fogelman

Actors: Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale

My rating: 6.5

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.

Personal Message: An entertaining movie

Plot: An aging rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon.

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Title: The Little Gangster

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 102 min.

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Arne Toonen

Actors: Thor Braun, Henry van Loon, Meral Polat, René van 't Hof

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 4 wins & 3 nominations.

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Plot: Rik Boskamp is dreaming of a different life where he's not constantly bullied in and one in which his father is not a total loser.

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Title: Escape

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: unknown

Genres: Drama

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Ineke Houtman

Actors: Rik Mayall, Rupinder Nagra, Abbey Hoes, Matthijs van de Sande Bakhuyzen

My rating:

IMDB rating: 5.8

Awards won: 2 nominations.

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Plot: A Dutch woman escapes her family life in search for happiness in the Portuguese Algarve.

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Title: The Surprise

Release Year: 0

Runtime: 102 min.

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Languages: Dutch, English, Hindi, French, German

Directors: Mike van Diem

Actors: Jeroen van Koningsbrugge, Georgina Verbaan, Jan Decleir, Henry Goodman

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.7

Awards won: 2 wins & 8 nominations.

Personal Message: No English and no Dutch subtitles

Plot: An eccentric multimillionaire signs an agreement to have his life ended. While selecting his coffin he meets a young woman who has signed up for the same arrangement. Trouble ensues when ...

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Title: Detropia

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 90 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady

Actors: Noah Stewart, Rachele Gilmnore, Michael Wanko, Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.5

Awards won: 8 wins & 6 nominations.

Personal Message: NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Plot: A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base.

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Title: Dinosaur 13

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 95 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Todd Douglas Miller

Actors: Stan Adelstein, Lanice Archer, Robert Bakker, Philip Currie

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 2 wins & 2 nominations.

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Plot: A documentary about the discovery of the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found.

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Title: Confetti Harvest

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 94 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Tallulah Hazekamp Schwab

Actors: Hendrikje Nieuwerf, Suzan Boogaerdt, Steven van Watermeulen, Yannick de Waal

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: 1 win & 1 nomination.

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Plot: To be Chosen. That is the most important life goal in the strict religious environment of Katelijne. For her, though, reading and stories are much more important. Is she thus risking her 'Grace period'?

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Title: Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 105 min.

Genres: Biography, Comedy, Romance

Languages: English, Spanish

Directors: Peter Greenaway

Actors: Elmer Bäck, Luis Alberti, José Montini, Cristina Velasco Lozano

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.5

Awards won: 2 wins & 4 nominations.

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Plot: Rejected by Hollywood and facing pressure to return to Stalinist Russia, filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to Mexico to shoot a new film. Chaperoned by his guide Palomino, he experiences the ties between Eros and Thanatos, happy to create their effects in cinema, troubled to suffer them in life.

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Title: Embrace of the Serpent

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 125 min.

Genres: Adventure, Drama, History

Languages: Spanish, Portuguese, German, Catalan, Latin

Directors: Ciro Guerra

Actors: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar, Brionne Davis

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 14 nominations.

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Plot: The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

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Title: The Pearl Button

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 82 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: Spanish

Directors: Patricio Guzmán

Actors: Patricio Guzmán, Raúl Zurita

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: 11 wins & 9 nominations.

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Plot: The ocean contains the history of all humanity. The sea holds all the voices of the earth and those that come from outer space. Water receives impetus from the stars and transmits it to ...

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Title: A Man Called Ove

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 116 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: Swedish, Persian

Directors: Hannes Holm

Actors: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Zozan Akgün, Tobias Almborg

My rating: 5

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: 5 wins & 7 nominations.

Personal Message: Not the most action packed

Plot: 59 year old Ove is the block's grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore ...

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Title: Experimenter

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 98 min.

Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Languages: English

Directors: Michael Almereyda

Actors: John Palladino, Anthony Edwards, Jim Gaffigan, Peter Sarsgaard

My rating: 5

IMDB rating: 6.6

Awards won: 1 win & 3 nominations.

Personal Message: Pretty dull

Plot: In 1961, famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans willingness to obey authority.

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Title: Flodder in Amerika!

Release Year: 1992

Runtime: 120 min.

Genres: Comedy

Languages: Dutch, English, Russian

Directors: Dick Maas

Actors: Huub Stapel, Nelly Frijda, René van 't Hof, Tatjana Simic

My rating:

IMDB rating: 5.4

Awards won: 1 win.

Personal Message: No English and no Dutch subtitles

Plot: The mayor of Zonnedael sees a chance to get rid of the Flodder family: They send the asocial bunch for an international exchange to New York. There they get confused with a Russian ...

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Title: Force Majeure

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 120 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Swedish, English, French, Norwegian

Directors: Ruben Östlund

Actors: Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Vincent Wettergren, Clara Wettergren

My rating: 8

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 31 wins & 34 nominations.

Personal Message: An excellent movie about the modern family

Plot: A family on a ski holiday in the French Alps find themselves staring down an avalanche during lunch one day; in the aftermath, their dynamic has been shaken to its core, with a question mark hanging over their patriarch in particular.

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Title: Girl Rising

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 101 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Richard Robbins

Actors: Amina, Marie Arana, Azmera, Arindol Bagchi

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 2 nominations.

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Plot: The movie tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world who face arranged marriages, child slavery, and other heartbreaking injustices. Despite these obstacles, the ...

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Title: Son of Mine

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 102 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama

Languages: Dutch, Dutch

Directors: Remy van Heugten

Actors: Johan Leysen, Ali Ben Horsting, Joy Verberk, Bart Slegers

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 6 wins & 10 nominations.

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Plot: A father and son in a devastated land. Two desperate outlaws in search of escape and redemption.

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Title: The Brothers Grimsby

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 83 min.

Genres: Action, Comedy

Languages: English, Ukrainian

Directors: Louis Leterrier

Actors: Sacha Baron Cohen, Rebel Wilson, Freddie Crowder, Jon-Jon Lockwood

My rating: 4

IMDB rating: 6.3

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: what a nonsense

Plot: A new assignment forces a top spy to team up with his football hooligan brother.

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Title: Hannibal Rising

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 121 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Languages: English, German, Russian

Directors: Peter Webber

Actors: Aaran Thomas, Gaspard Ulliel, Li Gong, Helena-Lia Tachovská

My rating: 6

IMDB rating: 6.2

Awards won: 2 nominations.

Personal Message: Entertaining but the movie does slow down

Plot: After the death of his parents during World War II, young Hannibal Lecter moves in with his beautiful aunt and begins plotting revenge on the barbarians responsible for his sister's death.

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Title: Hemel

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 80 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Dutch, Spanish, Arabic, English

Directors: Sacha Polak

Actors: Hannah Hoekstra, Hans Dagelet, Rifka Lodeizen, Mark Rietman

My rating:

IMDB rating: 5.8

Awards won: 3 wins & 5 nominations.

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Plot: A promiscuous young woman struggles with her emotions when the one man she cares deeply about, her equally restless father, finally finds true love.

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Title: High School

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 99 min.

Genres: Comedy

Languages: English

Directors: John Stalberg Jr.

Actors: Adrien Brody, Sean Marquette, Matt Bush, Colin Hanks

My rating: 4

IMDB rating: 5.9

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: Funny idea, crap execution!

Plot: A high school valedictorian who gets baked with the local stoner finds himself the subject of a drug test. The situation causes him to concoct an ambitious plan to get his entire graduating class to face the same fate, and fail.

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Title: Hot Girls Wanted

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 84 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Jill Bauer, Ronna Gradus

Actors: Farrah Abraham, John Anthony, Rachel Bernard, Levi Cash

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.1

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination.

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Plot: A documentary about young women who have been drawn into the sex trade - and how easy it is for a web-savvy generation to end up making porn.

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Title: Vertigo

Release Year: 1958

Runtime: 128 min.

Genres: Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Languages: English

Directors: Alfred Hitchcock

Actors: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.4

Awards won: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 3 nominations.

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Plot: A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

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Title: The Sound of Music

Release Year: 1965

Runtime: 174 min.

Genres: Biography, Drama, Family

Languages: English, German

Directors: Robert Wise

Actors: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: Won 5 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 13 nominations.

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Plot: A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

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Title: Raging Bull

Release Year: 1980

Runtime: 129 min.

Genres: Biography, Drama, Sport

Languages: English

Directors: Martin Scorsese

Actors: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.3

Awards won: Won 2 Oscars. Another 23 wins & 24 nominations.

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Plot: An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it.

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Title: Sixteen Candles

Release Year: 1984

Runtime: 93 min.

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Languages: English

Directors: John Hughes

Actors: Molly Ringwald, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling, Haviland Morris

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 2 wins & 1 nomination.

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Plot: A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.

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Title: The Color Purple

Release Year: 1986

Runtime: 154 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Steven Spielberg

Actors: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: Nominated for 11 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 13 nominations.

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Plot: A black Southern woman (Whoopi Goldberg) struggles to find her identity after suffering years of abuse from her father and others over 40 years.

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Title: Scrooged

Release Year: 1988

Runtime: 101 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Languages: English

Directors: Richard Donner

Actors: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.0

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

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Plot: A selfish, cynical T.V. executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.

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Title: The Sandlot

Release Year: 1993

Runtime: 101 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Family

Languages: English

Directors: David M. Evans

Actors: Art LaFleur, Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: 1 win.

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Plot: A new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his team in this coming of age movie set in the summer of 1962. Together, they get themselves into many adventures involving rival teams, lifeguards, and a vicious dog.

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Title: Get Real

Release Year: 1999

Runtime: 108 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Languages: English

Directors: Simon Shore

Actors: Ben Silverstone, Brad Gorton, Charlotte Brittain, Stacy Hart

My rating: ?

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 6 wins & 3 nominations.

Personal Message: No English subtitles to be found - not working out of sync

Plot: A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.

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Title: The Believer

Release Year: 2001

Runtime: 98 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: English, Hebrew

Directors: Henry Bean

Actors: Ryan Gosling, Peter Meadows, Garret Dillahunt, Kris Eivers

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 6 wins & 10 nominations.

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Plot: A young Jewish man develops a fiercely anti-Semitic philosophy. Based on the factual story of a K.K.K. member in the 1960s who was revealed to be Jewish by a New York Times reporter.

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Title: Spy Game

Release Year: 2001

Runtime: 126 min.

Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller

Languages: English, German, Arabic, French, Cantonese

Directors: Tony Scott

Actors: Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack, Stephen Dillane

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: 3 nominations.

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Plot: Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors.

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Title: Undeclared

Release Year: 2001

Runtime: 22 min.

Genres: Comedy

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Jay Baruchel, Carla Gallo, Charlie Hunnam, Monica Keena

My rating: 5

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: no, not really

Plot: College freshman Steve Karp and his fellow dorm-mates embark on one the greatest experiences of their lives...unfortunately for Steve, his lonely and recently divorced father is tagging along for the ride.

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Title: Holes

Release Year: 2003

Runtime: 117 min.

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Andrew Davis

Actors: Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, Tim Blake Nelson, Shia LaBeouf

My rating: 5.5

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 3 wins & 9 nominations.

Personal Message: would not recommend

Plot: A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.

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Title: Tell No One

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 131 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Languages: French

Directors: Guillaume Canet

Actors: François Cluzet, Marie-Josée Croze, André Dussollier, Kristin Scott Thomas

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 12 wins & 15 nominations.

Personal Message: Hardcoded English Subs

Plot: Police find two bodies at an old murder scene and evidence to suggest the scene's first victim's husband is a murderer. Coincidentally, the husband receives clues suggesting his deceased wife is actually alive and begins to investigate.

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Title: Stay

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 99 min.

Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Languages: English

Directors: Marc Forster

Actors: Ewan McGregor, Ryan Gosling, Kate Burton, Naomi Watts

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.9

Awards won: 1 nomination.

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Plot: This movie focuses on the attempts of a psychiatrist to prevent one of his patients from committing suicide while trying to maintain his own grip on reality.

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Title: Half Nelson

Release Year: 2006

Runtime: 106 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Ryan Fleck

Actors: Ryan Gosling, Jeff Lima, Shareeka Epps, Nathan Corbett

My rating: 6

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 27 wins & 45 nominations.

Personal Message: This movie is okay.

Plot: An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.

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Title: Things We Lost in the Fire

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 118 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Susanne Bier

Actors: Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro, David Duchovny, Alexis Llewellyn

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 4 wins & 1 nomination.

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Plot: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.

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Title: Stardust

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 127 min.

Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Languages: English

Directors: Matthew Vaughn

Actors: Ian McKellen, Bimbo Hart, Alastair MacIntosh, David Kelly

My rating: 6

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 5 wins & 6 nominations.

Personal Message: Okay

Plot: In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.

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Title: Psych

Release Year: 2006

Runtime: 44 min.

Genres: Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson, Corbin Bernsen

My rating: 4

IMDB rating: 8.4

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 30 nominations.

Personal Message: nonsense

Plot: A novice sleuth is hired by the police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers which help solve crimes. With the assistance of his reluctant best friend, the duo take on a series of complicated cases.

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Title: Chuck

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 43 min.

Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Vik Sahay

My rating: 4

IMDB rating: 8.2

Awards won: Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 28 nominations.

Personal Message: nonsense

Plot: When a twenty-something computer geek inadvertently downloads critical government secrets into his brain, CIA and NSA assign two agents to protect him and exploit such knowledge, turning his life upside down.

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Title: Boardwalk Empire

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 55 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, History

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.6

Awards won: Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 57 wins & 172 nominations.

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Plot: An Atlantic City politician plays both sides of the law, conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era.

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Title: The Invention of Lying

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 100 min.

Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Languages: English

Directors: Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson

Actors: Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Louis C.K.

My rating: 7.5

IMDB rating: 6.4

Awards won: 1 nomination.

Personal Message: Very creative and interesting movie.

Plot: A comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain.

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Title: Demolition

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 101 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Jean-Marc Vallée

Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper, Judah Lewis

My rating: 5

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 1 win.

Personal Message: Lame

Plot: A successful investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. With the help of a customer service rep and her young son, he starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.

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Title: All Good Things

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 101 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Languages: English

Directors: Andrew Jarecki

Actors: Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella, Lily Rabe

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.3

Awards won: 1 nomination.

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Plot: Mr. David Marks was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Katie who disappeared in 1982, but the truth is eventually revealed.

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Title: 180° South

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 85 min.

Genres: Documentary, Drama, Sport

Languages: English, Spanish

Directors: Chris Malloy

Actors: Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins, Keith Malloy, Alicia Salome Acuna Ika

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: The film follows adventurer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia.

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Title: The Way

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 123 min.

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Languages: English, French, Spanish

Directors: Emilio Estevez

Actors: Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Deborah Kara Unger, Yorick van Wageningen

My rating: 6.5

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: 7 nominations.

Personal Message: Feels a little bit like a B-movie, but it has its charm.

Plot: A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the "El camino de Santiago," and decides to take the pilgrimage himself.

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Title: Luther

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 60 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Idris Elba, Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley

My rating: 3

IMDB rating: 8.6

Awards won: Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 52 nominations.

Personal Message: Awful, what a nonsense!

Plot: A crime drama series starring Idris Elba as a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

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Title: Mildred Pierce

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 336 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Kate Winslet, Brían F. O'Byrne, Melissa Leo, James Le Gros

My rating: 4

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 16 wins & 39 nominations.

Personal Message: dragggggggs

Plot: Divorced single mom Mildred Pierce decides to open a restaurant business, which tears at the already-strained relationship with her ambitious elder daughter, Veda.

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Title: While We're Young

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 97 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Noah Baumbach

Actors: Naomi Watts, Ben Stiller, Maria Dizzia, Adam Horovitz

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.3

Awards won: 1 win & 2 nominations.

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Plot: A middle-aged couple's career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives.

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Title: Banshee

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 60 min.

Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.4

Awards won: Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 5 nominations.

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Plot: Lucas Hood (Antony Starr), an ex-con and master thief assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff where he continues his criminal activities. His past seems to haunt him by those he betrayed...

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Title: Fresh Meat

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 50 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Zawe Ashton, Greg McHugh, Kimberley Nixon, Charlotte Ritchie

My rating: 6

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: 4 wins & 16 nominations.

Personal Message: okay, but there are better series

Plot: A comedy that follows a group of six students about to embark on the most exciting period of their lives so far, university.

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Title: Upstream Color

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 96 min.

Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi

Languages: English

Directors: Shane Carruth

Actors: Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig, Thiago Martins

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: 3 wins & 30 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.

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Title: Two Night Stand

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 86 min.

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Languages: English

Directors: Max Nichols

Actors: Analeigh Tipton, Miles Teller, Jessica Szohr, Scott Mescudi

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.4

Awards won: 1 nomination.

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Plot: A snowstorm forces two people who made an online connection to unwillingly extend their one-night stand as the blizzard goes through the night.

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Title: Orphan Black

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 44 min.

Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Kristian Bruun

My rating: 5.5

IMDB rating: 8.4

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 42 wins & 54 nominations.

Personal Message: heads to nonsense pretty quick

Plot: A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.

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Title: The Fall

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 60 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, Bronagh Waugh, John Lynch

My rating: 7

IMDB rating: 8.3

Awards won: 8 wins & 19 nominations.

Personal Message: good series

Plot: Two hunters, one cold, deliberate and highly efficient and the other, a strong, athletic man with a wife, two children and a counselling job... one of them is a serial killer and one is a cop.

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Title: Bad Education

Release Year: 2012

Runtime: 30 min.

Genres: Comedy

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Jack Binstead, Mathew Horne, Ethan Lawrence, Kae Alexander

My rating: 5

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 1 nomination.

Personal Message: a little lame

Plot: A comedy series about a teacher who is a bigger kid than the kids he teaches.

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Title: Jessica Jones

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 60 min.

Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, David Tennant

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.3

Awards won: 7 nominations.

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Plot: A former superhero decides to reboot her life by becoming a private investigator.

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Title: Short Term 12

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 96 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Destin Daniel Cretton

Actors: Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., Stephanie Beatriz, Rami Malek

My rating: 7.5

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: 35 wins & 65 nominations.

Personal Message: Excellent movie

Plot: A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.

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Title: The Huntsman: Winter's War

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 114 min.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan

Actors: Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.1

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: Eric and fellow warrior Sara, raised as members of ice Queen Freya's army, try to conceal their forbidden love as they fight to survive the wicked intentions of both Freya and her sister Ravenna.

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Title: My Mad Fat Diary

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 47 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Jodie Comer, Ciara Baxendale, Dan Cohen, Sharon Rooney

My rating: 3

IMDB rating: 8.6

Awards won: 1 win & 8 nominations.

Personal Message: simply annoying to watch

Plot: Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl Rae, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months after ...

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Title: The Fundamentals of Caring

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 97 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Rob Burnett

Actors: Alex Huff, Donna Biscoe, Paul Rudd, Julia Denton

My rating: 6.5

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: 2 nominations.

Personal Message: Good movie.

Plot: A man suffering an incredible amount of loss enrolls in a class about care-giving that changes his perspective on life.

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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: 6

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: 3 wins & 2 nominations.

Personal Message: The sport of the wealthy being shoved in the throats of the young. Nice but nothing special.

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: Penny Dreadful

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 60 min.

Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.3

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 40 nominations.

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Plot: Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.

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Title: Almost Human

Release Year: 0

Runtime: 60 min.

Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook

My rating: 5

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations.

Personal Message: wont add anything to your life

Plot: In a not-so-distant future, human cops and androids partner up to protect and serve.

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Title: What We Did on Our Holiday

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 95 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin

Actors: Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Billy Connolly, Ben Miller

My rating: 6.5

IMDB rating: 6.9

Awards won: 1 win & 3 nominations.

Personal Message: No English Subtitles - Entertaining movie

Plot: Doug and Abi take their kids on a family vacation. Surrounded by relatives, the kids innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and many intimate details about their parents. ...

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Title: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 42 min.

Genres: Biography, Crime, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson, Cuba Gooding Jr.

My rating: 4

IMDB rating: 8.6

Awards won: 1 win & 1 nomination.

Personal Message: overrated crap

Plot: An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.

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Title: Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 108 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: Spanish

Directors: David Trueba

Actors: Javier Cámara, Natalia de Molina, Francesc Colomer, Ramon Fontserè

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: 18 wins & 16 nominations.

Personal Message: Spanish Language no english subtitles, Giovanni understands

Plot: In Spain in 1966, an English teacher picks up two hitchhikers on his quest to meet John Lennon.

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Title: The Honourable Woman

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 60 min.

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Stephen Rea, Lubna Azabal, Katherine Parkinson

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 21 nominations.

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Plot: Centers on Nessa Stein, a woman who inherits her father's arms business and finds herself in a international maelstrom when as she continues to promote the reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.

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Title: Houdini

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: unknown

Genres: Biography, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Adrien Brody, Kristen Connolly, Evan Jones, Tim Pigott-Smith

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 21 nominations.

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Plot: Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin.

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Title: Daredevil

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 54 min.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Vincent D'Onofrio

My rating: 6

IMDB rating: 8.8

Awards won: Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 11 nominations.

Personal Message: innocent passing of time

Plot: Matt Murdock, with his other senses superhumanly enhanced, fights crime as a blind lawyer by day, and vigilante by night.

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Title: BoJack Horseman

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 25 min.

Genres: Animation, Comedy, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.3

Awards won: 1 win & 5 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: Meet the most beloved sitcom horse of the '90s - 20 years later. BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show "Horsin' Around," but today he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful sweaters.

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Title: The End of the Tour

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 106 min.

Genres: Biography, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: James Ponsoldt

Actors: Anna Chlumsky, Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel, Mamie Gummer

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: 3 wins & 15 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'

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Title: Sing Street

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 106 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Music

Languages: English

Directors: John Carney

Actors: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor

My rating: 7

IMDB rating: 8.2

Awards won: 3 wins & 6 nominations.

Personal Message: Rock on!

Plot: A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

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Title: And Then There Were None

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 58 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Maeve Dermody, Charles Dance, Toby Stephens, Burn Gorman

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: 1 win & 1 nomination.

Personal Message:

Plot: Ten strangers are invited to an island by a mysterious host, and start to get killed one by one. Could one of them be the killer?

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Title: Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 78 min.

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Languages: English

Directors: Emily Ting

Actors: Jamie Chung, Bryan Greenberg, Richard Ng, Sarah Lian

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.6

Awards won: 2 wins & 5 nominations.

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Plot: An attraction forms when a Chinese American girl visiting Hong Kong for the first time meets an American expat who shows her the way, but timing may not quite be on their side. A walk and ...

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Title: Valley Uprising

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 86 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: N/A

Directors: Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen, Josh Lowell

Actors: Peter Sarsgaard, Alex Honnold, Yvon Chouinard, Royal Robbins

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.4

Awards won: 2 wins.

Personal Message: .MOV No english subtitles

Plot: In the shady campgrounds of Yosemite valley, climbers carved out a counterculture lifestyle of dumpster-diving and wild parties that clashed with the conservative values of the National ...

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Title: Love

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 50 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Gillian Jacobs, Paul Rust, Claudia O'Doherty, Jordan Rock

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message:

Plot: A program that follows a couple who must navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment and other things they were hoping to avoid.

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Title: Humans

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 42 min.

Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson, Lucy Carless, Tom Goodman-Hill

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: 3 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - a highly-developed robotic servant that's so similar to a real human it's transforming the way we live.

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Title: World of Tomorrow

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 17 min.

Genres: Animation, Short, Comedy

Languages: English

Directors: Don Hertzfeldt

Actors: Julia Pott, Winona Mae

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.2

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 27 wins & 4 nominations.

Personal Message: A short

Plot: A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future.

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Title: The Last Kingdom

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 60 min.

Genres: Action, History, Romance

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Alexander Dreymon, Ian Hart, David Dawson, Adrian Bower

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.3

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message:

Plot: The year is 872, and many of the separate kingdoms of what we now know as England have fallen to the invading Danes, leaving the great kingdom of Wessex standing alone and defiant under the...

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Title: The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 279 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Robert Durst, Andrew Jarecki, Gary Napoli, Debra Kay Anderson

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.8

Awards won: Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations.

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Plot: Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki examines the complicated life of reclusive real estate icon, Robert Durst, the key suspect in a series of unsolved crimes.

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Title: Sneekweek

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: unknown

Genres: Comedy, Thriller

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Martijn Heijne

Actors: Carolien Spoor, Jelle de Jong, Jord Knotter, Holly Brood

My rating:

IMDB rating: 5.7

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: Hard Coded English Subs

Plot: Six friends go to party for a week during the "Sneekweek". But they are haunted by a secret from their past.

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Title: Flaked

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 30 min.

Genres: Comedy

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Will Arnett, David Sullivan, Ruth Kearney, George Basil

My rating: 2

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: AWFUL

Plot: A self-help guru needs a decent amount of help himself.

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Title: Making a Murderer

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 60 min.

Genres: Documentary, Crime

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Steven Avery

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.9

Awards won: 4 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: Filmed over a 10-year period, Making a Murderer is an unprecedented real-life thriller about Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law ...

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Title: I Am Love

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 120 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Languages: Italian, Russian, English

Directors: Luca Guadagnino

Actors: Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti, Edoardo Gabbriellini, Alba Rohrwacher

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 36 nominations.

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Plot: Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend, makes her senses kindle.

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Title: J. Kessels

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: unknown

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Erik de Bruyn

Actors: Fedja van Huêt, Frank Lammers, Ruben van der Meer, Annick Christiaens

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.1

Awards won: 1 nomination.

Personal Message: No English and Dutch subtitles

Plot: Writer Frans and his favorite character J.Kessels go to the Hamburg Reeperbahn to return a philandering crook to his wife and to finally fulfill Frans' pre-masturbatory sexual dreams.

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Title: Yes Nurse! No Nurse!

Release Year: 2002

Runtime: 100 min.

Genres: Comedy, Musical

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Pieter Kramer

Actors: Loes Luca, Tjitske Reidinga, Waldemar Torenstra, Edo Brunner

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: 3 wins & 2 nominations.

Personal Message: No English and no Dutch subtitles

Plot: The film is a cheerful stylized musical comedy a la 8 femmes. The story happens in the guest-house of sister Klivia in one of the Dutch towns. The inhabitants of the guest-house are very ...

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Title: Ja, ik wil!

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: unknown

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Kees van Nieuwkerk

Actors: Sven Bijma, Manuel Broekman, Thomas Cammaert, Florus Claessens

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.2

Awards won: 1 win & 1 nomination.

Personal Message: No English and no Dutch subtitles

Plot: A woman who struggles in relationships doesn't find the love she wants. Until a much younger man appears, but she's not convinced yet.

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Title: Jane Eyre

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 120 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Languages: English, French

Directors: Cary Joji Fukunaga

Actors: Mia Wasikowska, Jamie Bell, Su Elliot, Holliday Grainger

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 14 nominations.

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Plot: A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.

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Title: Julie & Julia

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 123 min.

Genres: Biography, Drama, Romance

Languages: English, French

Directors: Nora Ephron

Actors: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 46 nominations.

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Plot: Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.

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Title: Jurassic World

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 124 min.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Languages: English

Directors: Colin Trevorrow

Actors: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D'Onofrio

My rating: 5.5

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: 4 wins & 53 nominations.

Personal Message: It could be so much more!

Plot: A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park's newest attraction--a genetically modified giant stealth killing machine--escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.

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Title: Kenau

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 113 min.

Genres: Action, Adventure, History

Languages: Dutch, French, Spanish

Directors: Maarten Treurniet

Actors: Barry Atsma, Lisa Smit, Peter Van den Begin, Matthijs van de Sande Bakhuyzen

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.5

Awards won: 1 win.

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Plot: While she fights a heroic battle against the Spanish besieger with her female army, Kenau, driven by hate and sorrow of the execution of her youngest daughter, is threatened to also lose ...

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Title: Kung Fu Panda 3

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 95 min.

Genres: Animation, Action, Adventure

Languages: English, Mandarin

Directors: Alessandro Carloni, Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Actors: Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 2 nominations.

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Plot: Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home.

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Title: Like Sunday, Like Rain

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 104 min.

Genres: Drama, Music

Languages: English

Directors: Frank Whaley

Actors: Julian Shatkin, Olga Merediz, Debra Messing, Wayne Pretlow

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.9

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: No English Subtitles

Plot: Surrounded by wealth and living with abundant resources in Manhattan, 12-year-old cello prodigy Reggie, lives a solitary life lacking only frequently absent parents and friends. Estranged from family, having slacker boyfriend troubles, and fired from her waitressing job, sometimes musician 23-year-old Eleanor needs a new place to live and a new job.

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Title: Mannenharten

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 97 min.

Genres: Comedy

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Mark de Cloe

Actors: Katja Herbers, Barry Atsma, Georgina Verbaan, Hadewych Minis

My rating:

IMDB rating: 5.7

Awards won: 2 wins & 5 nominations.

Personal Message: No English and no Dutch subtitles

Plot: Following the love lives of different types of men in Amsterdam.

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Title: Meru

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 90 min.

Genres: Documentary, Action, Adventure

Languages: English

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Actors: Conrad Anker, Grace Chin, Jimmy Chin, Amee Hinkley

My rating: 8

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 4 wins & 11 nominations.

Personal Message: amazing story

Plot: Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

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Title: Mr. Holmes

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 104 min.

Genres: Drama, Mystery

Languages: English, Japanese, French

Directors: Bill Condon

Actors: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Hiroyuki Sanada

My rating: 5

IMDB rating: 6.9

Awards won: 15 nominations.

Personal Message: zzz

Plot: An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes deals with early dementia as he tries to remember both his final case and a mysterious woman whose memory haunts him. He also befriends a fan, the young son of his housekeeper, who wants him to work again.

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Title: Nena

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 95 min.

Genres: Biography, Comedy, Drama

Languages: German, Dutch

Directors: Saskia Diesing

Actors: Abbey Hoes, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Gijs Blom, Monic Hendrickx

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.9

Awards won: 4 wins & 9 nominations.

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Plot: The film tells the story of sixteen-year-old Nena, who is confronted with the suicide attempt of her handicapped father. At the same time she falls head over heels in love for the first ...

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Title: Instructions Not Included

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 122 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: Spanish, English

Directors: Eugenio Derbez

Actors: Andrés Vázquez, Hugo Stiglitz, Eugenio Derbez, Leia Freitas

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 5 wins & 2 nominations.

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Plot: A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep 6 years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces.

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Title: When Marnie Was There

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 103 min.

Genres: Animation, Drama, Family

Languages: Japanese

Directors: Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Actors: Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura, Nanako Matsushima, Susumu Terajima

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 15 nominations.

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Plot: Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside, an emotionally distant adolescent girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there - a girl who may or may not be real.

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Title: Paper Towns

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 109 min.

Genres: Drama, Mystery, Romance

Languages: English

Directors: Jake Schreier

Actors: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Austin Abrams, Justice Smith

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.4

Awards won: 3 wins & 2 nominations.

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Plot: After an all night adventure, Quentin's life-long crush, Margo, disappears, leaving behind clues that Quentin and his friends follow on the journey of a lifetime.

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Title: Pawn Sacrifice

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 115 min.

Genres: Biography, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Edward Zwick

Actors: Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Michael Stuhlbarg, Peter Sarsgaard

My rating: 6

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: 1 win.

Personal Message: not a bad movie

Plot: Set during the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles as he challenges the Soviet Empire.

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Title: People Places Things

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 85 min.

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Languages: English

Directors: James C. Strouse

Actors: Jemaine Clement, Regina Hall, Jessica Williams, Stephanie Allynne

My rating: 7

IMDB rating: 6.9

Awards won: 1 win & 3 nominations.

Personal Message: An excellent movie.

Plot: Will Henry is a newly single graphic novelist balancing parenting his young twin daughters and a classroom full of students while exploring and navigating the rich complexities of new love and letting go of the woman who left him.

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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: 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: Playing It Cool

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 94 min.

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Languages: N/A

Directors: Justin Reardon

Actors: Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Topher Grace, Aubrey Plaza

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.0

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message:

Plot: Unrequited love motivates a guy to write about his experiences.

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Title: Point Break

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 114 min.

Genres: Action, Crime, Sport

Languages: English

Directors: Ericson Core

Actors: Edgar Ramírez, Luke Bracey, Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer

My rating: 5

IMDB rating: 5.3

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: nonsense

Plot: A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists.

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Title: Popoz

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: unknown

Genres: Action, Comedy

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Martijn Smits, Erwin van den Eshof

Actors: Leo Alkemade, Uriah Arnhem, Pierre Bokma, Dick Carlier

My rating:

IMDB rating: 4.9

Awards won: 1 nomination.

Personal Message: No English and no Dutch subtitles

Plot: Two trigger happy cops, arrested for accidentally killing a group of hostages, stumble upon a drugs trafficking gang in prison during their everlasting search for real action.

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Title: Predestination

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 97 min.

Genres: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Languages: English

Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig

Actors: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Christopher Kirby, Christopher Sommers

My rating: 4

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: 11 wins & 18 nominations.

Personal Message: Movie feels right up until they mess the whole story line up

Plot: For his final assignment, a top temporal agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The chase turns into a unique, surprising and mind-bending exploration of love, fate, identity and time travel taboos.

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Title: Race

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 134 min.

Genres: Biography, Drama, Sport

Languages: English, German

Directors: Stephen Hopkins

Actors: Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Eli Goree, Shanice Banton

My rating: 5.5

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: pretty shallow for this interesting topic

Plot: Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.

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Title: Remember

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 94 min.

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Languages: English, German

Directors: Atom Egoyan

Actors: Christopher Plummer, Kim Roberts, Amanda Smith, Martin Landau

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 3 wins & 16 nominations.

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Plot: With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person responsible for the death of his family.

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Title: Rendez-Vous

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 100 min.

Genres: Thriller

Languages: French, Dutch, English

Directors: Antoinette Beumer

Actors: Pierre Boulanger, Mark van Eeuwen, Loes Haverkort, Peter Paul Muller

My rating:

IMDB rating: 5.9

Awards won: 1 nomination.

Personal Message:

Plot: She had a dream and achieving it didn't seem that difficult. Or so she thought.

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Title: Room

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 118 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Lenny Abrahamson

Actors: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.3

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 98 wins & 119 nominations.

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Plot: A young boy is raised within the confines of a small shed.

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Title: Schneider vs. Bax

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 96 min.

Genres: Comedy, Thriller

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Alex van Warmerdam

Actors: Tom Dewispelaere, Alex van Warmerdam, Maria Kraakman, Gene Bervoets

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: 1 win & 18 nominations.

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Plot: On his birthday, a hitman reluctantly takes on the easy task of killing a writer, only to find the job a lot more difficult than expected.

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Title: Clean Hands

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 108 min.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Tjebbo Penning

Actors: Frederik Brom, Poal Cairo, Jenne Decleir, Nino den Brave

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.3

Awards won: 1 nomination.

Personal Message: FRENCH SUBS

Plot: Sylvia (Thekla Reuten) and Eddie (Jeroen van Koningsbrugge) live a good life in Amsterdam Oud-Zuid. They have two children. The richness comes from a thriving drug trade, led by Eddie. A ...

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Title: Mountains May Depart

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 131 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Languages: Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, English

Directors: Zhangke Jia

Actors: Tao Zhao, Yi Zhang, Jing Dong Liang, Zijian Dong

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: 11 wins & 15 nominations.

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Plot: The life of Tao, and those close to her, is explored in three different time periods: 1999, 2014, and 2025.

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Title: Sonny Boy

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 130 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance, War

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Maria Peters

Actors: Ricky Koole, Sergio Hasselbaink, Angelo Arnhem, Eliyha Altena

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.4

Awards won: 3 wins & 6 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: Forbidden love.

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Title: Staten Island Summer

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 108 min.

Genres: Comedy

Languages: English

Directors: Rhys Thomas

Actors: Graham Phillips, Zack Pearlman, Ashley Greene, Bobby Moynihan

My rating: 5.5

IMDB rating: 5.7

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: too marginal

Plot: Pals Danny and Frank spend the summer after high school working as lifeguards while figuring out their future.

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Title: Submarine

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 97 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Languages: English

Directors: Richard Ayoade

Actors: Noah Taylor, Paddy Considine, Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige

My rating: 3

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 13 nominations.

Personal Message: CRAP

Plot: 15-year-old Oliver Tate has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life.

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Title: Supernova

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 90 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Tamar van den Dop

Actors: Gaite Jansen, Tamar van den Dop, Bob Schwarze, Elise van 't Laar

My rating:

IMDB rating: 5.8

Awards won: 4 nominations.

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Plot: Meis is fifteen, lives in the back of beyond and aspires to a grand and stirring life, but all that happens is the passing of the time, waiting for the next car to run into the front of the house.

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Title: The Sum of Histories

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 86 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Lukas Bossuyt

Actors: Leo Achten, Charlotte Anne Bongaerts, Koen De Graeve, Bart Hollanders

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.5

Awards won: 1 nomination.

Personal Message:

Plot: What would you do if you could change the past?

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Title: The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 114 min.

Genres: Adventure, Comedy

Languages: Swedish, German, English, Spanish, French, Russian

Directors: Felix Herngren

Actors: Robert Gustafsson, Mia Skäringer, Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.1

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

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Plot: After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and begins an unexpected journey.

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Title: The Duke of Burgundy

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 104 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Peter Strickland

Actors: Chiara D'Anna, Kata Bartsch, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Monica Swinn

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.7

Awards won: 6 wins & 17 nominations.

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Plot: A woman who studies butterflies and moths tests the limits of her relationship with her lesbian lover.

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Title: The Gift

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 108 min.

Genres: Mystery, Thriller

Languages: English

Directors: Joel Edgerton

Actors: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton, Allison Tolman

My rating: 5.5

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 2 wins & 9 nominations.

Personal Message: misses pace

Plot: A young married couple's lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband's past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years.

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Title: The Grand Seduction

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 113 min.

Genres: Comedy

Languages: English

Directors: Don McKellar

Actors: Percy Hynes White, Sean Panting, Crystal Dawn Parsons, Brendan Gleeson

My rating: 7

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: 2 wins & 8 nominations.

Personal Message: cute movie

Plot: To survive, a dying Newfoundland fishing village must convince a young doctor to take up residence by any means necessary.

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Title: The Interview

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 112 min.

Genres: Comedy

Languages: English, Korean

Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen

Actors: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan, Randall Park

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.6

Awards won: 1 win & 3 nominations.

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Plot: Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination mission.

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Title: The Kings of Summer

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 95 min.

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Actors: Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Nick Offerman

My rating: 6

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 3 wins & 6 nominations.

Personal Message: decent

Plot: Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.

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Title: The Longest Ride

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 128 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Languages: English

Directors: George Tillman Jr.

Actors: Britt Robertson, Scott Eastwood, Alan Alda, Jack Huston

My rating: 5.5

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 1 win & 4 nominations.

Personal Message: for the genre lovers

Plot: The lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man, as he reflects back on a past love.

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Title: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 116 min.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy

Languages: English, Russian, German, Italian

Directors: Guy Ritchie

Actors: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki

My rating: 5

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 4 wins & 2 nominations.

Personal Message: Disappointingly shallow.

Plot: In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.

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Title: The Overnight

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 79 min.

Genres: Comedy, Mystery

Languages: English, French

Directors: Patrick Brice

Actors: Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, R.J. Hermes, Kyle Field

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.2

Awards won: 1 win & 2 nominations.

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Plot: Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, are new to Los Angeles. A chance meeting at the park introduces them to the mysterious Kurt, Charlotte, and Max. A family "playdate" becomes increasingly interesting as the night goes on.

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Title: The Paradise Suite

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 123 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Bosnian, Swedish, Bulgarian, English, French, Dutch, Serbian

Directors: Joost van Ginkel

Actors: Anjela Nedyalkova, Boris Isakovic, Erik Adelöw, Isaka Sawadogo

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: 1 nomination.

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Plot: The Paradise Suite is a story about six people finding each other and, sometimes with just one glance, influencing each other's lives irreversibly. For the beautiful young Bulgarian Jenya, ...

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Title: The Princess Bride

Release Year: 1987

Runtime: 98 min.

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Family

Languages: English

Directors: Rob Reiner

Actors: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.1

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

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Plot: While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.

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Title: The Russian Woodpecker

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 80 min.

Genres: Documentary, War

Languages: English, Russian

Directors: Chad Gracia

Actors: Andrei Alexandrovich, Fedor Alexandrovich, Igor Alexandrovich, Natalia Barabovskaya

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 7 wins & 7 nominations.

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Plot: As his country is gripped by revolution and war, a Ukrainian victim of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster discovers a dark secret and must decide whether to risk his life and play his part in the revolution by revealing it.

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Title: The Salvation

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 92 min.

Genres: Drama, Western

Languages: English, Danish, Spanish

Directors: Kristian Levring

Actors: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Cantona

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: 8 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.

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Title: The Stanford Prison Experiment

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 122 min.

Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Languages: English

Directors: Kyle Patrick Alvarez

Actors: Billy Crudup, Michael Angarano, Moises Arias, Nicholas Braun

My rating: 6.5

IMDB rating: 6.9

Awards won: 4 wins & 3 nominations.

Personal Message: Interesting

Plot: Twenty-four male students out of seventy-five were selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situated in the basement of the Stanford psychology building.

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Title: Un Chien Andalou

Release Year: 1929

Runtime: 16 min.

Genres: Short, Fantasy

Languages: French

Directors: Luis Buñuel

Actors: Simone Mareuil, Pierre Batcheff

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message:

Plot: Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present seventeen minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery.

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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: Turkish Delight

Release Year: 1974

Runtime: 108 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Languages: English, Dutch

Directors: Paul Verhoeven

Actors: Monique van de Ven, Rutger Hauer, Tonny Huurdeman, Wim van den Brink

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win.

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Plot: Sort of a cross between "Love Story" and an earthy Rembrandt painting, this movie stars Rutger Hauer as a gifted Dutch sculptor who has a stormy, erotic, and star-crossed romance with a ...

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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: Hell Without Limits

Release Year: 1978

Runtime: 110 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Spanish

Directors: Arturo Ripstein

Actors: Lucha Villa, Ana Martín, Gonzalo Vega, Julián Pastor

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 7 wins.

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Plot: Family honor, greed, machismo, homophobia, and the dreams of whores collide in a Mexican town. Rich, elderly Don Alejo is poised to sell the town for a profit, needing only to buy a ...

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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: 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: 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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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: 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: Flodder

Release Year: 1986

Runtime: 111 min.

Genres: Action, Comedy

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Dick Maas

Actors: Nelly Frijda, Huub Stapel, René van 't Hof, Tatjana Simic

My rating: 5

IMDB rating: 6.6

Awards won: 1 win.

Personal Message: Time catched up on this good oldy

Plot: A rather a-social family, gets a chance to live in an upper-class neighborhood. As they are not accepted by the snobs living there, they get in all sorts of trouble.

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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: 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.

Personal Message:

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

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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 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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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: Cronos

Release Year: 1994

Runtime: 94 min.

Genres: Fantasy, Horror

Languages: Spanish, English

Directors: Guillermo del Toro

Actors: Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook, Margarita Isabel

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.7

Awards won: 22 wins & 4 nominations.

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Plot: A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years, leaving a trail of destruction in its path.

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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: De kleine blonde dood

Release Year: 1993

Runtime: 95 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Jean van de Velde

Actors: Antonie Kamerling, Olivier Tuinier, Loes Wouterson, Gees Linnebank

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.7

Awards won: 2 wins & 1 nomination.

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Plot: The poet Valentijn Boecke meets his former teacher Mieke. They have a short relation. After a while Mieke appears to be pregnant. Valentijn is through with Mieke and leaves her...

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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: For a Lost Soldier

Release Year: 1993

Runtime: 92 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance, War

Languages: Dutch, German, English, Eastern Frisian

Directors: Roeland Kerbosch

Actors: Maarten Smit, Jeroen Krabbé, Andrew Kelley, Freark Smink

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: 1 win.

Personal Message: English subs hardcoded

Plot: Set in The Netherlands at the end of WW II, this touching story, told in flashbacks, explores the complex and romantic relationship between an adult soldier and a displaced, lonely adolescent boy.

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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: 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: 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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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: Underground

Release Year: 1997

Runtime: 167 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, War

Languages: Serbian, German, French, English, Russian

Directors: Emir Kusturica

Actors: Predrag Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Jokovic, Slavko Stimac

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: 5 wins & 9 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: The story follows an underground weapons manufacturer in Belgrade during WWII and evolves into fairly surreal situations. A black marketeer who smuggles the weapons to partisans doesn't ...

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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: 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

Personal Message:

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: 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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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

Personal Message:

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: Velvet Goldmine

Release Year: 1998

Runtime: 124 min.

Genres: Drama, Music

Languages: English, French

Directors: Todd Haynes

Actors: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.0

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

Personal Message:

Plot: In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild.

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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.

Personal Message:

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: The Iron Giant

Release Year: 1999

Runtime: 86 min.

Genres: Animation, Action, Adventure

Languages: English

Directors: Brad Bird

Actors: Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., Vin Diesel, James Gammon

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: 21 wins & 18 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.

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Title: Antwone Fisher

Release Year: 2003

Runtime: 120 min.

Genres: Biography, Drama

Languages: English, Japanese

Directors: Denzel Washington

Actors: Derek Luke, Malcolm David Kelley, Cory Hodges, Denzel Washington

My rating: 6

IMDB rating: 7.3

Awards won: 19 wins & 21 nominations.

Personal Message: okay

Plot: Antwone Fisher, a young navy man, is forced to see a psychiatrist after a violent outburst against a fellow crewman. During the course of treatment a painful past is revealed and a new hope begins.

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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: Wild Mussels

Release Year: 2000

Runtime: 115 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: English, Dutch

Directors: Erik de Bruyn

Actors: Fedja van Huêt, Frank Lammers, Frederik Brom, Will van Kralingen

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: 3 wins & 3 nominations.

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Plot: Three friends live an anguished existence in a small village by the sea. Al three want to break loss. Motorcycling, music and partying gives temporary satisfaction, but no solution.

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Title: Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale

Release Year: 2000

Runtime: 93 min.

Genres: Documentary, Adventure

Languages: English, Spanish

Directors: David Shapiro, Laurie Gwen Shapiro

Actors: Tobias Schneebaum, Norman Mailer, Michael Nelson Rockefeller

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: 5 wins & 3 nominations.

Personal Message: No English Subtitles

Plot: A retired gay anthropologist revisits the native cultures he studied in his youth.

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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.

Personal Message:

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: La Ciénaga

Release Year: 2001

Runtime: 103 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: Spanish

Directors: Lucrecia Martel

Actors: Mercedes Morán, Graciela Borges, Martín Adjemián, Leonora Balcarce

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: 16 wins & 8 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: The life of two women and their families in a small provincial town of Salta, Argentina.

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Title: Yi Yi

Release Year: 2000

Runtime: 173 min.

Genres: Drama, Romance

Languages: Mandarin, Min Nan, Hokkien, English, Japanese

Directors: Edward Yang

Actors: Nien-Jen Wu, Elaine Jin, Issei Ogata, Kelly Lee

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: 13 wins & 21 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: Each member of a middle class Taipei family seeks to reconcile past and present relationships within their daily lives.

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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: Werckmeister Harmonies

Release Year: 2001

Runtime: 145 min.

Genres: Drama, Mystery

Languages: Hungarian, Slovak

Directors: Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky

Actors: Lars Rudolph, Peter Fitz, Hanna Schygulla, János Derzsi

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.3

Awards won: 5 wins & 1 nomination.

Personal Message:

Plot: An innocent young man witnesses violence breaks out after an isolated village is inflamed by the arrival of a circus and its peculiar attractions, a giant whale and a mysterious man named "The Prince".

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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.

Personal Message:

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: 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: 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: 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: LaLee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton

Release Year: 2001

Runtime: 89 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Deborah Dickson, Susan Froemke, Albert Maysles

Actors: Reggie Barnes, LaLee Wallace

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.2

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

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Plot: This documentary follows a Mississippi Delta school district and a single Delta family as they struggle against the crippling effects of poverty in the wake of more than one hundred years of slavery.

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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: Time Out

Release Year: 2001

Runtime: 134 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: French

Directors: Laurent Cantet

Actors: Aurélien Recoing, Karin Viard, Serge Livrozet, Jean-Pierre Mangeot

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: 2 wins & 8 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.

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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.

Personal Message:

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: Cinemania

Release Year: 2003

Runtime: 83 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Angela Christlieb, Stephen Kijak

Actors: Jack Angstreich, Eric Chadbourne, Bill Heidbreder, Roberta Hill

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 1 win & 1 nomination.

Personal Message: English No Subs

Plot: This documentary about the culture of intense cinephilia in New York City reveals the impassioned world of five obsessed movie buffs. The filmmakers expose this delightfully deranged cult ...

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Title: Life and Debt

Release Year: 2003

Runtime: 80 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Stephanie Black

Actors: Belinda Becker, Buju Banton, Horst Köhler, Michael Manley

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 2 wins.

Personal Message:

Plot: Documentary look at the effects of globalization on Jamaican industry and agriculture.

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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

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: God Grew Tired of Us

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 89 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Christopher Dillon Quinn, Tommy Walker

Actors: Panther Bior, John Bul Dau, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Abol Pach

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: 6 wins.

Personal Message:

Plot: Four boys from Sudan embark on a journey to America after years of wandering Sub-Saharan Africa in search of safety.

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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.

Personal Message:

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

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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.

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara

Release Year: 2004

Runtime: 107 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography, History

Languages: English

Directors: Errol Morris

Actors: Robert McNamara

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.2

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 14 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara.

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Title: To Be and to Have

Release Year: 2002

Runtime: 104 min.

Genres: Documentary, Family

Languages: French

Directors: Nicolas Philibert

Actors: Georges Lopez, Alizé, Axel Thouvenin, Guillaume

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 8 wins & 6 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: A documentary portrait of a one-room school in rural France, where the students (ranging in age from 4 to 11) are educated by a single dedicated teacher.

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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.

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: Father's Affair

Release Year: 2003

Runtime: 100 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Maarten Treurniet

Actors: Peter Paul Muller, Carice van Houten, Halina Reijn, Jan Decleir

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.7

Awards won: 2 wins & 3 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: After the passing of his wife, a man learns he is infirtile and their son cannot be his.

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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.

Personal Message:

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: 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: 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.

Personal Message:

Plot: An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s.

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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.

Personal Message:

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: 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 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: 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.

Personal Message:

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

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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.

Personal Message:

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 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.

Personal Message:

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 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

Plot: In an alternate postwar timeline, Japan is divided into the Union-controlled North and the US-controlled South.

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Title: Too Fat Too Furious

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 88 min.

Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime

Languages: Dutch, French, Arabic

Directors: Tim Oliehoek

Actors: Jack Wouterse, Kurt Rogiers, Bracha van Doesburgh, Jaak Van Assche

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.2

Awards won: 1 win.

Personal Message: Awful English Subtitles. Basically none!

Plot: Bennie, a clumsy criminal who's touchy about his weight, teams up with his adoptive father's biological (serial killer) son, his employees who in his absence turned his snack-bar into a ...

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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: 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: 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.

Personal Message:

Plot: A drama about the fate of brothers forced to fight in the Korean War.

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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.

Personal Message:

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

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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: 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: Primer

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 77 min.

Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Languages: English, French

Directors: Shane Carruth

Actors: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden, Anand Upadhyaya

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: 3 wins & 7 nominations.

Personal Message:

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

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Title: Word Wars

Release Year: 2004

Runtime: 80 min.

Genres: Documentary, Comedy

Languages: English

Directors: Eric Chaikin, Julian Petrillo

Actors: Joe Edley, Matt Graham, Marlon Hill, Joel Sherman

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.9

Awards won: 2 wins & 2 nominations.

Personal Message: No E sub

Plot: A look at the obsessive world of competitive Scrabble.

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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.

Personal Message:

Plot: Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide.

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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.

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 214 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography, Sport

Languages: English

Directors: Ken Burns

Actors: Jack Johnson, Keith David, Samuel L. Jackson, Adam Arkin

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.4

Awards won: Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 5 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: The story of Jack Johnson, the first African-American Heavyweight boxing champion.

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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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

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

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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: Darwin's Nightmare

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 107 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English, Russian, Swahili

Directors: Hubert Sauper

Actors: Elizabeth 'Eliza' Maganga Nsese, Raphael Tukiko Wagara, Dimond Remtulia, Marcus Nyoni

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.6

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

Personal Message: English No subtitles

Plot: A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers.

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Title: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 83 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Judy Irving

Actors: Mark Bittner

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: 2 wins & 2 nominations.

Personal Message: No Subs

Plot: A homeless musician finds meaning to his life when he starts a friendship with dozens of parrots.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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: 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 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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: 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: 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: Het schnitzelparadijs

Release Year: 2005

Runtime: 82 min.

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Languages: Dutch, Arabic

Directors: Martin Koolhoven

Actors: Noah Valentyn, Bracha van Doesburgh, Mimoun Oaïssa, Yahya Gaier

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.0

Awards won: 5 wins & 6 nominations.

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Plot: A romantic comedy about the adventures of Nordip Doenia, a clever young Moroccan guy in The Netherlands. His parents destine him for great things, but Nordip clearly has different ideas. He...

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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: 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.

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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: 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: 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:

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 4 wins & 3 nominations.

Personal Message:

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

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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: 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: 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

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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.

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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: 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: 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: Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade

Release Year: 2007

Runtime: 90 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Lincoln Ruchti

Actors: Ronald Bailey, Sam Blackburn, Leo Daniels, Walter Day

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 1 nomination.

Personal Message:

Plot: 1982's Video Game World Champions share their philosophies on joysticks, groupies and life.

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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: 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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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: Our Daily Bread

Release Year: 2006

Runtime: 92 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: German, Polish

Directors: Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Actors: Claus Hansen Petz, Arkadiusz Rydellek, Barbara Hinz, Renata Wypchlo

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: 4 wins & 4 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: OUR DAILY BREAD is a wide-screen tableau of a feast which isn't always easy to digest - and in which we all take part. A pure, meticulous and high-end film experience that enables the audience to form their own ideas.

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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.

Personal Message:

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

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Title: When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

Release Year: 2006

Runtime: 255 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: N/A

Actors: Darleen Asevedo, Jay Asevedo, Shelton Shakespear Alexander, Lee Arnold

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.6

Awards won: Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 9 nominations.

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Plot: An examination of the U.S. government's role and its response to Hurricane Katrina.

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Title: Winter in Wartime

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 103 min.

Genres: Drama, History, War

Languages: English, German, Dutch

Directors: Martin Koolhoven

Actors: Martijn Lakemeier, Yorick van Wageningen, Jamie Campbell Bower, Raymond Thiry

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.1

Awards won: 10 wins & 9 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands, a teenage boy gets involved in the Dutch Resistance after coming to the aid of a wounded RAF pilot.

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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.

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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: 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

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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: 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: 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: The Devil Came on Horseback

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 85 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English, Arabic

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg

Actors: Nicholas Kristof, Brian Steidle

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: 5 wins & 4 nominations.

Personal Message: No English Subs

Plot: A documentary that exposes the genocide raging in Darfur, Sudan as seen through the eyes of a former U.S. marine who returns home to make the story public.

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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: War Dance

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 105 min.

Genres: Documentary, Music, War

Languages: Acholi, English

Directors: Sean Fine, Andrea Nix

Actors: Dominic, Nancy, Rose, Jane Adong

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.9

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

Personal Message:

Plot: Three children living in a displacement camp in northern Uganda compete in their country's national music and dance festival.

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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.

Personal Message:

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: 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: 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.

Personal Message:

Plot: A cinematic triptych of three Tokyo-set stories.

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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.

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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: 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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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: Please Vote for Me

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 58 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: Mandarin

Directors: Weijun Chen

Actors: N/A

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: 3 wins & 3 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: Democracy in China exists, that is, in a primary school in Wuhan where a grade 3 class can vote who they want as class monitor.

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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: Up the Yangtze

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 93 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English, Mandarin

Directors: Yung Chang

Actors: Jerry Bo Yu Chen, Campbell Ping He, Cindy Shui Yu

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.5

Awards won: 14 wins & 11 nominations.

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Plot: At the edge of the Yangtze River, not far from the Three Gorges Dam, young men and women take up employment on a cruise ship, where they confront rising waters and a radically changing China.

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Title: Transcendent Man

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 83 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Robert Barry Ptolemy

Actors: Tom Abate, Hugo De Garis, Peter Diamandis, Neil Gershenfeld

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: No E Subs

Plot: Ray Kurzweil is on a journey to bring his ideas to the world.

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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.

Personal Message:

Plot: A Honduran young girl and a Mexican gangster are united in a journey across the American border.

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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.

Personal Message:

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

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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.

Personal Message:

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

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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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

Personal Message:

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

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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

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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: 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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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: Ip Man

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 106 min.

Genres: Action, Biography, Drama

Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese

Directors: Wilson Yip

Actors: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Lynn Hung, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: 12 wins & 15 nominations.

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Plot: During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense.

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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: 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.

Personal Message:

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

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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.

Personal Message:

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: Two Million Minutes: A Global Examination

Release Year: 2008

Runtime: 54 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Chad Heeter

Actors: Neil Ahrendt, Apoorva Uppala

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message:

Plot: Six students from 3 Countries, USA, India and China are moving to College. They soon find themselves in a global competition and it narrows down to: Engineering and Science.

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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.

Personal Message:

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

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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.

Personal Message:

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: Waste Land

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 99 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: Portuguese, English

Directors: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, João Jardim

Actors: Vik Muniz

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.9

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 27 wins & 10 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: On the outskirts of Rio de Janiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.

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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: 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: We Are the People We've Been Waiting For

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 90 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Daryl Goodrich

Actors: Tony Blair, Richard Branson, David Bryant, Bill Clinton

My rating:

IMDB rating: N/A

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: No E Subs

Plot: This landmark documentary explores the extent to which young people around the world are being failed by an education system created at the time of the Industrial Revolution. A provocative ...

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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.

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

Plot: A look at the late '60s and early '70s rock band The Doors, including rare exclusive footage.

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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.

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: Beasts of No Nation

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 137 min.

Genres: Drama, War

Languages: English, Akan

Directors: Cary Joji Fukunaga

Actors: Abraham Attah, Emmanuel Affadzi, Ricky Adelayitor, Andrew Adote

My rating: 9

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 27 wins & 49 nominations.

Personal Message: Holy fuck this is a movie!

Plot: A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country.

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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.

Personal Message:

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

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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.

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

Plot: A documentary which examines copyright issues in the information age.

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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.

Personal Message:

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: Race to Nowhere

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 85 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin

Directors: Vicki Abeles, Jessica Congdon

Actors: N/A

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: No English Subs. Hardcoded Chinese, but language is clear

Plot: RACE TO NOWHERE is a close-up look at the pressures on today's students, offering an intimate view of lives packed with activities, leaving little room for down-time or family time. Parents...

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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.

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

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

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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

Personal Message:

Plot: Documentary that explores mankind's desire to be famous and its effect on society.

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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.

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: Nostalgia for the Light

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 90 min.

Genres: Documentary, Drama

Languages: Spanish, English

Directors: Patricio Guzmán

Actors: Gaspar Galaz, Lautaro Núñez, Luís Henríquez, Miguel Lawner

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 7 wins & 15 nominations.

Personal Message: Spanish spoken no subs

Plot: In Chile's Atacama Desert, astronomers peer deep into the cosmos in search for answers concerning the origins of life. Nearby, a group of women sift through the sand searching for body ...

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Title: GasLand

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 107 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Josh Fox

Actors: Josh Fox, Dick Cheney, Pete Seeger, Richard Nixon

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.7

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 6 nominations.

Personal Message: No English Subs

Plot: An exploration of the fracking petroleum extraction industry and the serious environmental consequences involved.

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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.

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

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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: 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: 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: Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 90 min.

Genres: Documentary, History

Languages: English, German, French

Directors: Werner Herzog

Actors: Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, Julien Monney, Jean-Michel Geneste

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: 11 wins & 19 nominations.

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Plot: Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.

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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.

Personal Message:

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: 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.

Personal Message:

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: 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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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.

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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: 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: 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: 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: Wartorn: 1861-2010

Release Year: 2010

Runtime: 68 min.

Genres: Documentary, War

Languages: English

Directors: Jon Alpert, Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Matthew O'Neill

Actors: N/A

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.8

Awards won: 1 win.

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Plot: With suicide rates among active military servicemen and veterans currently on the rise, the HBO special WARTORN 1861-2010 brings urgent attention to the invisible wounds of war. Drawing on ...

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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.

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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: 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.

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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: 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: We Were Here

Release Year: 2011

Runtime: 90 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography, History

Languages: English

Directors: David Weissman, Bill Weber

Actors: Ed Wolf, Daniel Goldstein, Guy Clark, Eileen Glutzer

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.0

Awards won: 4 wins & 5 nominations.

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Plot: A deep and reflective look at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco and how individuals rose to the occasion during the first years of this unimaginable crisis.

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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: 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: Waar

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 130 min.

Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller

Languages: English, Urdu

Directors: Bilal Lashari

Actors: Shaan Shahid, Hamza Abbasi, Shamoon Abbasi, Ayesha Khan

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.5

Awards won: 10 wins.

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Plot: The efforts of the Pakistani security forces in their fight against terrorism and how the lives of security officials are affected. A retired security officer returns to save Pakistan from a major terrorist attack.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: The Good Dinosaur

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 93 min.

Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Languages: English

Directors: Peter Sohn

Actors: Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Maleah Nipay-Padilla, Ryan Teeple

My rating: 6.5

IMDB rating: 6.8

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 38 nominations.

Personal Message: entertaining

Plot: In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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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: 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: 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.

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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: 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.

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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: 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

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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: 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: Wild

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 115 min.

Genres: Adventure, Biography, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Jean-Marc Vallée

Actors: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski, Keene McRae

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 61 nominations.

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Plot: A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy.

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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 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.

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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: PK

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 153 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Languages: Hindi, English, Urdu

Directors: Rajkumar Hirani

Actors: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.3

Awards won: 2 wins & 12 nominations.

Personal Message:

Plot: A stranger in the city asks questions no one has asked before. Known only by his initials, P.K.'s innocent questions and childlike curiosity will take him on a journey of love, laughter and letting go.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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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: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 131 min.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Thriller

Languages: English, Swedish, German

Directors: Christopher McQuarrie

Actors: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: 2 wins & 17 nominations.

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Plot: Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.

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Title: Still Life

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 92 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Uberto Pasolini

Actors: Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt, Karen Drury, Andrew Buchan

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: 18 wins & 5 nominations.

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Plot: A council case worker looks for the relatives of those found dead and alone.

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Title: 20 Feet from Stardom

Release Year: 2013

Runtime: 91 min.

Genres: Documentary, Music

Languages: English

Directors: Morgan Neville

Actors: Lou Adler, Stephanie 'Stevvi' Alexander, Patti Austin, Chris Botti

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 25 nominations.

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Plot: Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.

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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: Why Don't You Play in Hell?

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 129 min.

Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama

Languages: Japanese

Directors: Sion Sono

Actors: Jun Kunimura, Fumi Nikaidou, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Hiroki Hasegawa

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.2

Awards won: 8 wins & 11 nominations.

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Plot: A renegade film crew becomes embroiled with a yakuza clan feud.

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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: 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: 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: 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: Us and Our Education

Release Year: 2009

Runtime: 28 min.

Genres: Documentary, Short

Languages: English

Directors: Chris Burns

Actors: N/A

My rating:

IMDB rating: N/A

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: No E subs

Plot: Us and Our Education is a documentary exploring learning disabilities within school and through to the work place. The documentary centers around weekly workshops that were to be used as ...

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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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: 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: 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: Winter Sleep

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 196 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Turkish, English

Directors: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Actors: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbag, Ayberk Pekcan

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.3

Awards won: 16 wins & 28 nominations.

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Plot: Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce....

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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: 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: White God

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 121 min.

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Languages: Hungarian, English

Directors: Kornél Mundruczó

Actors: Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér, Lili Horváth, Szabolcs Thuróczy

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.9

Awards won: 6 wins & 18 nominations.

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Plot: Thirteen-year-old Lili fights to protect her dog Hagen. She is devastated when her father eventually sets Hagen free on the streets. Still innocently believing love can conquer any difficulty, Lili sets out to find her dog and save him.

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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: 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.

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

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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: Zootopia

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 108 min.

Genres: Animation, Action, Adventure

Languages: English, Norwegian

Directors: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush

Actors: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.2

Awards won: 1 nomination.

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Plot: In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

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Title: Wild Tales

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 122 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Languages: Spanish

Directors: Damián Szifrón

Actors: Darío Grandinetti, María Marull, Mónica Villa, Rita Cortese

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 44 wins & 52 nominations.

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Plot: Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.

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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: 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: Eden

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 131 min.

Genres: Drama, Music

Languages: French, English

Directors: Mia Hansen-Løve

Actors: Félix de Givry, Pauline Etienne, Vincent Macaigne, Hugo Conzelmann

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.4

Awards won: 4 nominations.

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Plot: Paul, a teenager in the underground scene of early-nineties Paris, forms a DJ collective with his friends and together they plunge into the nightlife of sex, drugs, and endless music.

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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: 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: 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: 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.

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

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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.

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

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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: 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: 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: Virunga

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 100 min.

Genres: Documentary, War

Languages: English, French, Swahili

Directors: Orlando von Einsiedel

Actors: André Bauma, Emmanuel de Merode, Mélanie Gouby, Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.3

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 23 nominations.

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Plot: A group of brave individuals risk their lives to save the last of the world's mountain gorillas; in the midst of renewed civil war and a scramble for Congo's natural resources.

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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 Assassin

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 105 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: Mandarin

Directors: Hsiao-Hsien Hou

Actors: Chen Chang, Qi Shu, Yun Zhou, Satoshi Tsumabuki

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.4

Awards won: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 28 wins & 53 nominations.

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Plot: An assassin accepts a dangerous mission to kill a political leader in seventh-century China.

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Title: Mommy

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 139 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: French, English

Directors: Xavier Dolan

Actors: Anne Dorval, Suzanne Clément, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Patrick Huard

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.1

Awards won: 49 wins & 59 nominations.

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Plot: A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household.

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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: 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: 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.

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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: National Gallery

Release Year: 2014

Runtime: 180 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English

Directors: Frederick Wiseman

Actors: Leanne Benjamin, Kausikan Rajeshkumar, Jo Shapcott, Edward Watson

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: 9 nominations.

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Plot: A documentary that goes inside one of the great museums of the world: The National Gallery in London.

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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: 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: 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: Ventoux

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 108 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Languages: Dutch

Directors: Nicole van Kilsdonk

Actors: Kasper van Kooten, Wilfried de Jong, Leopold Witte, Wim Opbrouck

My rating: 6

IMDB rating: 6.5

Awards won: N/A

Personal Message: Not a funny movie, but not bad for Dutch cinema

Plot: Four men, old friends, decide to climb the Mont Ventoux. On the way to the top, but mostly looking for answers to questions from past and present. They do what men do so well: alternating between heavy seriousness and trivial lightness.

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Title: We Come as Friends

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 110 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English, Arabic, Chinese

Directors: Hubert Sauper

Actors: N/A

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 4 wins & 3 nominations.

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Plot: As war-ravaged South Sudan claims independence from North Sudan and its brutal President, Omar al-Bashir, a tiny, homemade prop plane wings in from France. It is piloted by eagle-eyed ...

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Title: Welcome to Leith

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 85 min.

Genres: Documentary, Thriller

Languages: English

Directors: Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker

Actors: Craig Cobb, Amber Schatz

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.0

Awards won: 7 wins & 7 nominations.

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Plot: 'Welcome to Leith' is a feature documentary chronicling the attempted takeover of a small town in North Dakota by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb. Filmed in the days leading up to ...

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Title: What Happened, Miss Simone?

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 101 min.

Genres: Documentary, Biography, Music

Languages: English, French

Directors: Liz Garbus

Actors: James Baldwin, Stokely Carmichael, Walter Cronkite, Stanley Crouch

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 11 nominations.

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Plot: A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."

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Title: Where to Invade Next

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 120 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: English, Italian, French, German, Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Arabic

Directors: Michael Moore

Actors: Michael Moore, Krista Kiuru, Tim Walker

My rating:

IMDB rating: 7.6

Awards won: 3 wins & 11 nominations.

Personal Message: English parts without subtitles

Plot: To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully "invades" them to see what they have to offer.

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Title: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Release Year: 2016

Runtime: 112 min.

Genres: Biography, Comedy, Drama

Languages: English

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa

Actors: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.7

Awards won: N/A

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Plot: A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan.

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Title: Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 102 min.

Genres: Documentary

Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English

Directors: Evgeny Afineevsky

Actors: Bishop Agapit, Serhii Averchenko, Kristina Berdinskikh, Pavlo Dobryanskyy

My rating:

IMDB rating: 8.4

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.

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Plot: A documentary on the unrest in Ukraine during 2013 and 2014, as student demonstrations supporting European integration grew into a violent revolution calling for the resignation of President Viktor F. Yanukovich.

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Title: Youth

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 124 min.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Music

Languages: English, Spanish, Swiss German

Directors: Paolo Sorrentino

Actors: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano

My rating: 9

IMDB rating: 7.4

Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 43 nominations.

Personal Message: AMAZING

Plot: A retired orchestra conductor is on holiday with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip's birthday.

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Title: Zurich

Release Year: 2015

Runtime: 89 min.

Genres: Drama

Languages: German, English, Dutch

Directors: Sacha Polak

Actors: Barry Atsma, Martijn Lakemeier, Sascha Alexander Gersak, Tristan Göbel

My rating:

IMDB rating: 6.0

Awards won: 1 win & 4 nominations.

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Plot: After her partner dies, Nina discovers that he led a double life.

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