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Director
Michael Curtiz, John Ford, Mervyn Leroy
Cast
Amitabh Bachchan, John Wayne, Robert De Niro
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#1

District 9

4.2 rating from 1222 reviews
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology....
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  English, 2009, 112 min
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology....
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English, 2009, 112 min, Neill Blomkamp, Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope
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Documentary, Story, Science Fiction, Action, Acting, Social Issue, Politics, Gripping, Emotional, Comedy, Intelligent, Direction, Script, Violent, Humanity
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Language: English
Release Year: 2009
Runtime: 112 min
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Cast: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope
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Genre: Science Fiction, Documentary
Feel: Gripping, Intelligent
Theme: Social Issue, Humanity
Highly Rated For: Story, Acting
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#2

Schindler's List

4.3 rating from 1155 reviews
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans....
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  English, 1993, 195 min
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans....
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English, 1993, 195 min, Steven Spielberg, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley
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Documentary, Emotional, Story, History, War, Acting, Cinematography, Crime, Gripping, Humanity, Music, Direction, Disturbing, Epic, Inspiring
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In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans....
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Language: English
Release Year: 1993
Runtime: 195 min
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley
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Genre: History, War
Feel: Emotional, Disturbing
Theme: Humanity, Relationships
Highly Rated For: Acting, Direction
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#3

The Wrestler

4.2 rating from 504 reviews
A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle....
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  English, 2008, 109 min
A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle....
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English, 2008, 109 min, Darren Aronofsky, Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood
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Documentary, Wrestling, Story, Emotional, Acting, Relationships, Sports, Script, Gripping, Direction, Drugs, Comedy, Music, Action, Inspiring
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Language: English
Release Year: 2008
Runtime: 109 min
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Cast: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood
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Genre: Documentary, Drama
Feel: Emotional, Gripping
Theme: Wrestling, Relationships
Highly Rated For: Acting, Script
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#4

Waltz with Bashir

3.9 rating from 137 reviews
An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict....
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  Hebrew, 2008, 90 min
An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict....
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Hebrew, 2008, 90 min, Ari Folman, Ari Folman, Ron Ben-Yishai, Ronny Dayag
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Language: Hebrew
Release Year: 2008
Runtime: 90 min
Director: Ari Folman
Cast: Ari Folman, Ron Ben-Yishai, Ronny Dayag
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Genre: Documentary, Animation
Feel: Gripping, Emotional
Theme: Politics, Human Struggle
Highly Rated For: Story, Music
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#5

The Big Short

4.2 rating from 403 reviews
In 2006-7 a group of investors bet against the US mortgage market. In their research they discover how flawed and corrupt the market is....
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  English, 2015, 130 min
In 2006-7 a group of investors bet against the US mortgage market. In their research they discover how flawed and corrupt the market is....
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English, 2015, 130 min, Adam McKay, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling
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Documentary, Story, Comedy, Acting, Politics, Gripping, Drama, Script, Emotional, Human Struggle, Action, Screenplay, Direction, History, Corruption
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Language: English
Release Year: 2015
Runtime: 130 min
Director: Adam McKay
Cast: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling
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Genre: Documentary, Comedy
Feel: Funny, Gripping
Theme: Corruption, Social Issue
Highly Rated For: Direction, Acting
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#6

The Fighter

4.2 rating from 352 reviews
A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s....
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  English, 2010, 116 min
A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s....
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English, 2010, 116 min, David O. Russell, Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams
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Language: English
Release Year: 2010
Runtime: 116 min
Director: David O. Russell
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams
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Genre: Sports, Drama
Feel: Gripping, Emotional
Theme: Boxing, Relationships
Highly Rated For: Acting, Direction
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#7

This Is Spinal Tap

3.9 rating from 258 reviews
Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour....
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  English, 1984, 82 min
Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour....
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English, 1984, 82 min, Rob Reiner, Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest
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Documentary, Comedy, Music, Satire, Story, Intelligent, Acting, Parody, Spoof, Dialogue, Script, Social Issue
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Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour....
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Language: English
Release Year: 1984
Runtime: 82 min
Director: Rob Reiner
Cast: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest
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Genre: Documentary, Comedy
Feel: Funny, Intelligent
Theme: Social Issue
Highly Rated For: Music, Dialogue
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#8

City of God

4.3 rating from 218 reviews
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer....
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  Portuguese, 2002, 130 min
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer....
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Portuguese, 2002, 130 min, Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund, Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele
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Documentary, Story, Crime, Social Issue, Drugs, Acting, Cinematography, Violent, Gripping, Poverty, Music, Emotional, Direction, Disturbing, Action
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Language: Portuguese
Release Year: 2002
Runtime: 130 min
Director: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund
Cast: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele
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Genre: Crime, Documentary
Feel: Violent, Gripping
Theme: Social Issue, Poverty
Highly Rated For: Story, Cinematography
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#9

Downfall

4.2 rating from 524 reviews
Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII....
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  German, 2004, 156 min
Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII....
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German, 2004, 156 min, Oliver Hirschbiegel, Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes
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Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII....
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Language: German
Release Year: 2004
Runtime: 156 min
Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Cast: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes
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Genre: History, War
Feel: Gripping, Disturbing
Theme: Humanity, Human Struggle
Highly Rated For: Acting, Story
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#10

The Hurt Locker

4.1 rating from 827 reviews
During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work....
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  English, 2008, 131 min
During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work....
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English, 2008, 131 min, Kathryn Bigelow, Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty
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Documentary, War, Story, Action, Acting, Thriller, Gripping, Emotional, Cinematography, Direction, Human Struggle, Politics, Drugs, Drama, Script
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During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work....
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Language: English
Release Year: 2008
Runtime: 131 min
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty
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Genre: War, Documentary
Feel: Gripping, Emotional
Theme: Drugs, Politics
Highly Rated For: Direction, Cinematography
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