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Genre
Drama, Comedy, Crime
Feel
Emotional, Gripping, Funny
Theme
Relationships, Crime, Social Issue
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English, French, Hindi
Released in
1 Years, 2 Years, 5 Years
Based on
History, Book, True Story
Recommended for
Adults, Elderly, Kids
Director
Michael Curtiz, John Ford, Mervyn Leroy
Cast
Amitabh Bachchan, John Wayne, Robert De Niro
Highly Rated for
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#1

Fight Club

4.3 rating from 2016 reviews
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soapmaker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more....
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  English, 1999, 139 min
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soapmaker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more....
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English, 1999, 139 min, David Fincher, Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf
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Human Struggle, Story, Acting, Comedy, Action, Gripping, Philosophy, Direction, Violent, Intelligent, Script, Cinematography, Emotional, Thriller, Dialogue
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Language: English
Release Year: 1999
Runtime: 139 min
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf
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Genre: Satire, Comedy
Feel: Thought Provoking, Intelligent
Theme: Philosophy, Culture
Highly Rated For: Direction, Story
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#2

Forrest Gump

4.3 rating from 1282 reviews
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75....
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  English, 1994, 142 min
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75....
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English, 1994, 142 min, Robert Zemeckis, Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise
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Human Struggle, Story, History, Emotional, Comedy, Acting, War, Inspiring, Relationships, Football, Music, College Life, Romance, Gripping, Script
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Language: English
Release Year: 1994
Runtime: 142 min
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise
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Genre: History, Drama
Feel: Inspiring, Emotional
Theme: College Life, Relationships
Highly Rated For: Story, Acting
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#3

The Intouchables

4.3 rating from 395 reviews
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver....
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  French, 2011, 112 min
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver....
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French, 2011, 112 min, Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano, François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny
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Human Struggle, Story, Comedy, Emotional, Relationships, Acting, Music, Inspiring, Drama, Feel Good, Gripping, Script, Cinematography, Humanity, Direction
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Language: French
Release Year: 2011
Runtime: 112 min
Director: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Cast: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Feel: Emotional, Feel Good
Theme: Relationships, Humanity
Highly Rated For: Story, Acting
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#4

Whiplash

4.3 rating from 834 reviews
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential....
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  English, 2014, 107 min
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential....
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English, 2014, 107 min, Damien Chazelle, Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist
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Human Struggle, Music, Story, Acting, Relationships, School Life, Gripping, Inspiring, Emotional, Abuse, Script, Direction, Cinematography, Comedy, Screenplay
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Language: English
Release Year: 2014
Runtime: 107 min
Director: Damien Chazelle
Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Feel: Inspiring, Gripping
Theme: Abuse, School Life
Highly Rated For: Music, Acting
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#5

The Lives of Others

4.3 rating from 390 reviews
In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives....
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  German, 2006, 137 min
In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives....
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German, 2006, 137 min, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch
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Language: German
Release Year: 2006
Runtime: 137 min
Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Cast: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch
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Genre: History, Drama
Feel: Gripping, Thought Provoking
Theme: Politics, Humanity
Highly Rated For: Direction, Acting
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#6

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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Human Struggle, Story, Crime, Social Issue, Drugs, Acting, Cinematography, Violent, Gripping, Poverty, Music, Emotional, Direction, Documentary, Disturbing
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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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#7

Room

4.3 rating from 398 reviews
A young boy is raised within the confines of a small shed....
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  English, 2015, 118 min
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English, 2015, 118 min, Lenny Abrahamson, Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers
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Language: English
Release Year: 2015
Runtime: 118 min
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers
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Genre: Drama, Thriller
Feel: Emotional, Gripping
Theme: Relationships, Human Struggle
Highly Rated For: Acting, Story
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#8

The Pianist

4.3 rating from 590 reviews
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II....
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  English, 2002, 150 min
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II....
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English, 2002, 150 min, Roman Polanski, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay
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Language: English
Release Year: 2002
Runtime: 150 min
Director: Roman Polanski
Cast: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay
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Genre: War, History
Feel: Emotional, Gripping
Theme: Human Struggle, Humanity
Highly Rated For: Direction, Music
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#9

Jagten

4.3 rating from 273 reviews
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie....
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  Danish, 2012, 115 min
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie....
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Danish, 2012, 115 min, Thomas Vinterberg, Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp
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Language: Danish
Release Year: 2012
Runtime: 115 min
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp
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Genre: Drama, Crime
Feel: Gripping, Emotional
Theme: Abuse, Social Issue
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#10

Warrior

4.3 rating from 475 reviews
The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother....
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  English, 2011, 140 min
The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother....
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English, 2011, 140 min, Gavin O'Connor, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton
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Language: English
Release Year: 2011
Runtime: 140 min
Director: Gavin O'Connor
Cast: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton
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Genre: Drama, Sports
Feel: Emotional, Gripping
Theme: Relationships, Human Struggle
Highly Rated For: Acting, Story
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