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The Truman Show (1998)
dir. Peter Weir
An insurance salesman/adjuster (Jim Carrey) discovers his entire life is
actually a TV show
200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful
human/Alien hybrid clone who must continue her war against the Alien
Terminator 2 (1991)
A shape-shifting cyborg is sent back from the future to kill John
Connor before he can grow up to lead the resistance; a protector is
A group of people awaken in a strange environment that resembes a
maze of cubes.
The Ring (2002)
A young journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which
seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it. (more)
The Crying Game (1992)
A British soldier is kidnaped by IRA terrorists. He befriends one of his
captors, who is drawn into the soldier's world.
The Adventure of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
Two drag queens and a transsexual get a cabaret gig in the middle of
the desert. (more)
Kill Bill vol. 1 (2003)
A female assassin attacked on her wedding day by her group leader,
Bill, wakes up from a coma and seeks revenge.
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A lovelorn screenwriter turns to his less talented twin brother for help
when his efforts to adapt a non-fiction book go nowhere.
Being John Malcovich (1999)
A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of the
movie star, John Malkovich
24 Hour Party People (2002)
Manchester 1976: Cambridge educated Tony Wilson (Steve Coogan),
Granada TV presenter, is at a Sex Pistols gig. Totally inspired by this
pivotal moment in music history, he and his friends set up a record
label, Factory Records, signing first Joy Division (who go on to become
New Order) then James and the Happy Mondays, who all become
seminal artists of their time.
Amelie, an innocent and naive girl in Paris, with her own sense of
justice, decides to help those around her and along the way, discovers
After plunging her car into a river, a woman encounters a man who
helps her come to terms with her life.
Run Lola Run (1998)
Lola runs. To save her boyfriend's life.
Mulholland Drive* (2001)
A lost woman with amnesia is helped by a plucky ingenue new to L.A.
But is everything what it seems to be?
The Big Lebowski (1998)
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"Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks
restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help
The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981)
film is being made of a story, set in 19th century England, about
Charles, a biologist who's engaged to be married..
The English Patient (1996)
At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane
crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement
in a fateful love affair.
Six Degrees of Separation (1993 )
lan and Ouisa Kittredge, rich NYC art dealers, are called on one night
by a young man, Paul, who professes to be a friend of their kids' from
Harvard... (more) (view trailer)
Paul Thomas Anderson
Magnolia is the study of nine lives in one day in San Fernando Valley,
California. These nine lives all connect and revolve around the game
show "What Do Kids Know?"(WDKK), where a team of three kids play
against adults and everytime the show is on, there is a new team of
adults and the kids remain; if they won the previous game.
Punch Drunk Love (2002)
Paul Thomas Anderson
A beleaguered small-business owner gets a harmonium and embarks
on a romantic journey with a mysterious woman.
American Beauty (1999)
A man tells his tale of how he turned his miserable life around and
turned everyone else's upside down as a result
Moulin Rouge (2001)
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A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in
this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century
State and Main (2000)
dir. David Mamet
A movie crew invades a small town whose residents are all too ready
to give up their values for showbiz glitz.
dir. David Cronenberg
jennifer Jason Leigh stars as a game designer who creates a virtual-
reality game that taps into the players' minds. (more)
Blade Runner (1992)
Deckard, a blade runner, has to track down and terminate 5 replicants
who hijacked a ship in space and have returned to earth seeking their
dir. Christopher Nolan
A man, suffering from short-term memory loss, uses notes and tattoos
to hunt down his wife's killer
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
dir. Woody Allen
in 1930s New Jersey, a movie character walks off the screen and into
the real world.
I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)
Scatterbrained Polly gets a job as a secretary in Gabrielle's art gallery
Do the right thing** (1989)
dir. Spike Lee
On a hot day on a New York City street, everyone's hate and bigotry
smoulders and builds until it explodes into violence
GhostDog: the Way of the Samurai (1999)
Dir. Jim Jarmusch
An African American mafia hit man who models himself after the
samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.
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Ed Wood (1994)
dir. Tim Burton
The mostly true story of the legendary director of awful movies and his
strange group of friends and actors
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
dir. Tim Burton
An artificial man with scissors for hands lives completely alone until a
local woman befriends him and brings him home
Orlando (1992 )
dir. Sally Potter
Based on the novel by Virginia Woolf, Orlando travels through time
and gender to discover the truth about life and love.
The Hours (2002)
The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations
of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with
suicide in their lives.
Boys Don’t Cry
The story of the life of Teena Brandon, a cross dressing youth who
preferred life in her male identity as Brandon Teena
Fight Club (1999)
A man disillusioned by what his life has become encounters an exciting
stranger who introduces him to a new way of life.
Waking Life (2001)
dir. Richard Linklater
A man in a dream state encounters many characters who, one by one,
talk about their views on the meaning, perception, and reality of
Dark City (1998)
Directed by Alex Proyas
Plot Outline: A man struggles with memories of his past, including a
wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run
by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans
Tristram Shandy (2005)
A Cock and Bull Story Directed by
Two actors, as their make up is applied, talk about the size of their parts. Then into the
film: Laurence Sterne's unfilmable novel, Tristram Shandy, an autobiography wherein the
narrator, interrupted constantly, takes the entire story to be born. The film tracks between
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"Shandy" and behind the scenes. Size matters: parts, egos, shoes, noses. The lead's
girlfriend, with their infant son, is up from London for the night, wanting sex; interruptions
are constant. Scenes are shot, re-shot, and discarded. The purpose of the project is elusive.
Fathers and sons; men and women; cocks and bulls. Life is amorphous, too full and too rich
to be captured in one narrative.
Directed by Wes Craven
A psychopathic serial killer is stalking a group of teens just like in the
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hitmen who are out to retrieve a suitcase stolen
from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take
his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is
an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his next fight. The lives of these seemingly
unrelated people are woven together comprising of a series of funny, bizarre and uncalled-
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
An IRS auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he
can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work,
to his love-interest, to his death.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his
partner, oceanographer Steve Zissou (Murray) rallies a crew that
includes his estranged wife (Huston), a journalist (Blanchett), and a
man who may or may not be his son (Wilson).
The Royal Tennenbaums (2001)
An estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when one of
their member announces he has a terminal illness.
I Heart Huckabees (2004)
David O. Russell
A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional
sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential
issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all
A film that explores the dark and miserable town Basin City and tells
the story of three different people, all caught up in the violent
corruption of the city
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People are born with good hearts, but they grow up and learn
prejudices. "Crash" is a movie that brings out bigotry and racial
stereotypes. The movie is set in Los Angeles, a city with a cultural mix
of every nationality. The story begins when several people are involved
in a multi-car accident. From that point, we are taken back to the day
before the crash, seeing the lives of several characters, and the
problems each encounters during that day.
4 interlocking stories all connected by a single gun all converge at the
end and reveal a complex and tragic story of the lives of humanity
around the world and how we truly aren't all that different.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
A couple undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories
when their relationship turns sour, but it is only through the process of
loss that they discover what they had to begin with.
In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured
stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm,
a fantastical story about 5 mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured
state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and
reality starts to blur as the tale advances.
Oh Brother, Where art thou?
Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey", set in the deep south during the
1930's. In it, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a
relentless lawman pursues them.
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when
their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control.
The Sweet Hereafter
This film documents the effects of a tragic bus accident on the
population of a small town
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