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1 Years, 2 Years, 5 Years
Based on
History, Book, True Story
Recommended for
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Director
Michael Curtiz, John Ford, Mervyn Leroy
Cast
Amitabh Bachchan, John Wayne, Robert De Niro
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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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Thought Provoking, Story, Acting, Comedy, Action, Gripping, Human Struggle, Philosophy, Direction, Violent, Intelligent, Script, Cinematography, Emotional, Thriller
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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

Ex Machina

4.1 rating from 661 reviews
A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I....
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  English, 2014, 108 min
A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I....
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English, 2014, 108 min, Alex Garland, Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac
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Thought Provoking, Story, Science Fiction, Acting, Gripping, Thriller, Intelligent, Dialogue, Cinematography, Action, Script, Philosophy, Humanity, Emotional, Music
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Language: English
Release Year: 2014
Runtime: 108 min
Director: Alex Garland
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac
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Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller
Feel: Gripping, Thought Provoking
Theme: Humanity, Philosophy
Highly Rated For: Acting, Script
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#3

Nightcrawler

4.2 rating from 576 reviews
When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story....
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  English, 2014, 118 min
When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story....
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English, 2014, 118 min, Dan Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton
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Language: English
Release Year: 2014
Runtime: 118 min
Director: Dan Gilroy
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton
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Genre: Crime, Thriller
Feel: Gripping, Thought Provoking
Theme: Social Issue, Humanity
Highly Rated For: Script, Story
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#4

Arrival

4.2 rating from 1367 reviews
When twelve mysterious spacecrafts appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors....
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  English, 2016, 116 min
When twelve mysterious spacecrafts appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors....
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English, 2016, 116 min, Denis Villeneuve, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
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Language: English
Release Year: 2016
Runtime: 116 min
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
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Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery
Feel: Thought Provoking, Intelligent
Theme: Humanity, Politics
Highly Rated For: Story, Cinematography
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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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Thought Provoking, Story, Politics, Acting, Gripping, Emotional, History, Philosophy, Thriller, Drama, Script, Humanity, Music, Direction, Cinematography
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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

The Matrix

4.3 rating from 2016 reviews
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers....
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  English, 1999, 136 min
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English, 1999, 136 min, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss
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Language: English
Release Year: 1999
Runtime: 136 min
Director: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss
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Genre: Science Fiction, Action
Feel: Gripping, Thought Provoking
Theme: Philosophy, Humanity
Highly Rated For: Story, Acting
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#7

V for Vendetta

4.2 rating from 1984 reviews
In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman....
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  English, 2005, 132 min
In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman....
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English, 2005, 132 min, James McTeigue, Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves
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Thought Provoking, Politics, Story, Action, Acting, Gripping, Emotional, Terrorism, Dialogue, Script, Philosophy, War, History, Intelligent, Music
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Language: English
Release Year: 2005
Runtime: 132 min
Director: James McTeigue
Cast: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves
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Genre: Action, Crime
Feel: Thought Provoking, Gripping
Theme: Politics, Terrorism
Highly Rated For: Acting, Story
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#8

American Beauty

4.3 rating from 2009 reviews
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend....
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  English, 1999, 122 min
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English, 1999, 122 min, Sam Mendes, Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch
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Thought Provoking, Story, Acting, Comedy, Emotional, Script, Cinematography, Direction, Drugs, Music, Gripping, Relationships, Inspiring, Sex, Satire
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Language: English
Release Year: 1999
Runtime: 122 min
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch
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Genre: Drama, Satire
Feel: Sensual, Thought Provoking
Theme: Relationships, Social Issue
Highly Rated For: Acting, Script
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#9

Gattaca

4.1 rating from 531 reviews
A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel....
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  English, 1997, 106 min
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English, 1997, 106 min, Andrew Niccol, Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law
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Language: English
Release Year: 1997
Runtime: 106 min
Director: Andrew Niccol
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law
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Genre: Science Fiction, Drama
Feel: Thought Provoking, Intelligent
Theme: Humanity, Swimming
Highly Rated For: Story, Acting
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#10

Donnie Darko

4.2 rating from 1367 reviews
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident....
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  English, 2001, 113 min
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident....
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English, 2001, 113 min, Richard Kelly, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell
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Thought Provoking, Story, Acting, School Life, Gripping, Music, Comedy, Science Fiction, Emotional, Intelligent, Philosophy, Script, Thriller, Disturbing, Mystery
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Language: English
Release Year: 2001
Runtime: 113 min
Director: Richard Kelly
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell
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Genre: Science Fiction, Satire
Feel: Thought Provoking, Gripping
Theme: School Life, Philosophy
Highly Rated For: Story, Acting
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