100 Films You Must Watch

We’re all stuck! We hope you’re in the safety of your homes and are practising all measures of social distancing. Since we can’t go out and enjoy the experience of sitting in a theatre and watching a film, we sat together (virtually) and listed 100 films that you must watch. Now, these aren’t the best 100 films ever. It’s just a list of films we like, and we’re sure there are films far better than some, if not most, of these. We’ve also only included films that are available on OTT platforms, so some of our favourites (La La Land, Call Me By Your Name, Mama Mia! and many more) aren’t on the list. So, here goes…

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

Solomon Northup, a free African-American, is promised a fortnightly job by Brown and Hamilton. However, after arriving in Washington DC, he realises that he has been sold into slavery. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Steve McQueen
  • Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Alfre Woodard
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 134 minutes

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45 Years

45 Years

Kate Mercer and her husband are excitedly planning a party to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. However, one week before the celebration, a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps. As the party nears, there might not be a marriage left to celebrate. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Andrew Haigh
  • Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 95 minutes

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Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

A woman (Kathryn Hahn) takes her husband to a strip club to spice up their marriage. After she gets a private dance from a sexy blond dancer (Juno Temple), she invites the gal to work for her as a live-in nanny. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Jill Soloway
  • Cast: Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor, Jane Lynch
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 97 minutes

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The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence

Newland Archer is a lawyer who is happily engaged to May. His life however turns upside down when he meets and falls in love with May’s scandalous cousin, Ellen. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder
  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Release Year: 1993
  • Runtime: 139 minutes

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Apostle

Apostle

London, 1905. Prodigal son Thomas Richardson has returned home, only to learn that his sister is being held for ransom by a religious cult. Determined to get her back at any cost, Thomas travels to the idyllic island where the cult lives. As Thomas infiltrates the island’s community, he learns that the corruption of mainland society that they claim to reject has infested the cult’s ranks nonetheless – and uncovers a secret more evil than he could have imagined. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Gareth Evans
  • Cast: Dan Stevens, Lucy Boynton, Mark Lewis Jones, Bill Milner, Kristine Froseth, Paul Higgins, Michael Sheen
  • Genre: Horror, Thriller
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 130 minutes

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Argo

ARGO

An exfiltration specialist masquerades as a Hollywood producer in order to rescue six Americans who are held captive in Tehran during the US hostage crisis in Iran. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Ben Affleck
  • Cast: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman
  • Genre: Thriller, Drama
  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 120 minutes

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Arrival

Arrival

Louise Banks, a linguistics expert, along with her team, must interpret the language of aliens who’ve come to earth in a mysterious spaceship. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Denis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 116 minutes

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The Art Of Racing In The Rain

The Art Of Racing In The Rain

Denny Swift is a Formula One race car driver who understands that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate everyday life. Besides his career, Denny has three loves of his life — his beautiful wife, their young daughter and his best friend, which is a dog that wants to be reincarnated into a human. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Simon Curtis
  • Cast: Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, Kathy Baker, Martin Donovan, Gary Cole, Kevin Costner
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 109 minutes

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As Good As It Gets

As Good As It Gets

When the bigoted, compulsive writer Melvin’s gay neighbour is brutally assaulted, he is forced to take care of his dog. He falls in love with a waitress and the three form an unlikely friendship. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: James L. Brooks
  • Cast: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr., Skeet Ulrich, Shirley Knight
  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Release Year: 1997
  • Runtime: 139 minutes

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Atlantics

Atlantics

A soon-to-be-inaugurated futuristic tower looms over a suburb of Dakar. Ada, 17, is in love with Souleimane, a young construction worker. But she has been promised to another man. One night, Souleimane and his co-workers disappear at sea. Soon after, they come back to haunt their old neighbourhood by taking possession of the girlfriends they left behind. Some of the workers have come claiming revenge and threaten to burn the tower down if the developer does not pay their wages. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Mati Diop
  • Cast: Ibrahima Traoré, Mame Sane, Amadou Mbow, Nicole Sougou, Aminata Kane, Mariama Gassama, Coumba Dieng, Ibrahima Mbaye, Diankou Sembene
  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 104 minutes

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Avatar

Avatar

Jake, who is paraplegic, replaces his twin on the Na’vi inhabited Pandora for a corporate mission. After the natives accept him as one of their own, he must decide where his loyalties lie. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: James Cameron
  • Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Action
  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 162 minutes

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Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers- Infinity War

The Avengers must stop Thanos, an intergalactic warlord, from getting his hands on all the infinity stones. However, Thanos is prepared to go to any lengths to carry out his insane plan. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Action
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 149 minutes

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Marty travels back in time using an eccentric scientist’s time machine. However, he must make his high-school-aged parents fall in love in order to return to the present. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Robert Zemeckis
  • Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Comedy
  • Release Year: 1985
  • Runtime: 116 minutes

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A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind

John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematical genius, finds his life changing for the worse after he accepts an assignment from William Parcher. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Ron Howard
  • Cast: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Judd Hirsch, Josh Lucas, Anthony Rapp, Christopher Plummer
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Year: 2001
  • Runtime: 135 minutes

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The Big Sick

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Kumail is a Pakistani comic, who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Michael Showalter
  • Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher
  • Genre: Rom-com
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 120 minutes

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Bird Box

Bird Box

When a mysterious force decimates the population, only one thing is certain — if you see it, you die. The survivors must now avoid coming face to face with an entity that takes the form of their worst fears. Searching for hope and a new beginning, a woman and her children embark on a dangerous journey through the woods and down a river to find the one place that may offer sanctuary. To make it, they’ll have to cover their eyes from the evil that chases them — and complete the trip blindfolded. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Susanne Bier
  • Cast: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Danielle Macdonald, Sarah Paulson
  • Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 124 minutes

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Black Swan

Black Swan

Nina, a ballerina, gets the chance to play the White Swan, Princess Odette. But she finds herself slipping into madness when Thomas, the artistic director, decides that Lily might fit the role better. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Darren Aronofsky
  • Cast: Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder
  • Genre: Thriller, Drama
  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 108 minutes

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Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Rick Deckard, an ex-policeman, becomes a special agent with a mission to exterminate a group of violent androids. As he starts getting deeper into his mission, he questions his own identity. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Ridley Scott
  • Cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Release Year: 1982
  • Runtime: 117 minutes

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Blue Valentine

Blue Valentine

Dean and Cynthia are married with a daughter and their marriage is about to fall apart. Both come from dysfunctional families and struggle to make sense of their relationship. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Derek Cianfrance
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams
  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 112 minutes

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Cake

Cake

After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman (Jennifer Aniston) who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower (Sam Worthington) of the suicide. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Daniel Barnz
  • Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Mamie Gummer
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 102 minutes

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Capernaum

Capernaum

After running away from his negligent parents, committing a violent crime and being sentenced to five years in jail, a hardened, streetwise 12-year-old Lebanese boy sues his parents in protest of the life they have given him. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Nadine Labaki
  • Cast: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Bankole, Kawthar Al Haddad, Fadi Kamel Youssef, Nour el Husseini, Alaa Chouchnieh, Cedra Izam, Nadine Labaki, Joseph Jimbazian, Farah Hasno
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 126 minutes

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Carol

Carol

Therese Belivet works at a department store in Manhattan where she encounters the beautiful Carol. Things take an unexpected turn when Therese develops strong feelings for Carol. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Todd Haynes
  • Cast: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Jake Lacy, Kyle Chandler
  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 118 minutes

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Cast Away

Cast Away

After a deadly plane crash, Chuck Nolan finds himself marooned on a desolate island. With no way to escape, Chuck must find ways to survive in his new home. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Robert Zemeckis
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Nick Searcy
  • Genre: Adventure, Drama
  • Release Year: 2000
  • Runtime: 143 minutes

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Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can

Notorious con artist Frank Abagnale has duped people worth millions of dollars with his masterful art of deception. With his scams getting bolder, he is soon pursued by FBI agent Carl Hanratty. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye
  • Genre: Crime
  • Release Year: 2002
  • Runtime: 141 minutes

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie, a young boy from an impoverished family, and four other kids win a tour of an amazing chocolate factory run by an imaginative chocolatier, Willy Wonka, and his staff of Oompa-Loompas. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Tim Burton
  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter, Noah Taylor, Missi Pyle, James Fox, Deep Roy, Christopher Lee
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 115 minutes

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Chef

Chef

After losing his job at a popular restaurant, Chef Carl Casper attempts to start afresh by fixing up a food truck. In the process, he ends up becoming closer to his family. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Jon Favreau
  • Cast: Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, Bobby Cannavale, Amy Sedaris, Emjay Anthony, Robert Downey Jr.
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 114 minutes

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Cold War

Cold War

Set against the backdrop of the 1950s Cold War in Poland, two people of differing backgrounds and temperaments begin an almost impossible romance. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Paweł Pawlikowski
  • Cast: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza, Cédric Kahn, Jeanne Balibar
  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 88 minutes

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Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

Crip Camp- A Disability Revolution

Crip Camp starts in 1971 at Camp Jened. A summer camp in New York, it is a “loose, free-spirited camp designed for teens with disabilities”. The film focuses on campers who turned themselves into activists for the disability rights movement and fought for accessibility legislation. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: James Lebrecht, Nicole Newnham
  • Cast: Larry Allison, Judith Heumann, James LeBrecht, Denise Sherer Jacobson, Stephen Hofmann
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Year: 2020
  • Runtime: 106 minutes

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The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

Filmmakers re-examine the 1992 death of transgender legend Marsha P. Johnson, who was found floating in the Hudson River. Originally ruled a suicide, many in the community believe she was murdered. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: David France
  • Cast: Kurt Wolfe, Sue Yacka, Catherine Shugrue Dos Santos
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 105 minutes

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The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

Andy, a young graduate aspiring to be a journalist, comes to New York and becomes an assistant to one of the city’s biggest magazine editors, the ruthless and cynical Miranda Priestly. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: David Frankel
  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker, Emily Blunt, Adrian Grenier
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 109 minutes

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Dolemite Is My Name

Dolemite Is My Name

Performer Rudy Ray Moore develops an outrageous character named Dolemite, who becomes an underground sensation and star of a kung-fu, anti-establisment film that could make or break Moore. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Craig Brewer
  • Cast: Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 118 minutes

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Drive

Drive

A stuntman and getaway driver falls in love with Irene who is married to a criminal. In a bid to protect her from her husband and some gangsters, he decides to cross over to the other side of the law. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston
  • Genre: Action, Crime
  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 100 minutes

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Dunkirk

Dunkirk

During World War II, soldiers from the British Empire, Belgium and France try to evacuate from the town of Dunkirk during a arduous battle with German forces. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance
  • Genre: Action, Drama, History
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 116 minutes

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Joel and Clementine begin a relationship post a train journey together, unaware that they had previously been in a relationship, the memories of which were clinically erased. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Michel Gondry
  • Cast: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson
  • Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi
  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 108 minutes

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The Florida Project

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Set in the shadow of the most magical place on Earth, 6-year-old Moonee and her two best friends forge their own adventures, while Moonee’s struggling mom and a kindhearted motel manager protect the kids from the harsh reality that surrounds them. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Sean Baker
  • Cast: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 111 minutes

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Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

Forrest, a man with low IQ, recounts the early years of his life when he found himself in the middle of key historical events. All he wants now is to be reunited with his childhood sweetheart, Jenny. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Robert Zemeckis
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Release Year: 1994
  • Runtime: 142 minutes

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Free Solo

Free Solo

Professional rock climber Alex Honnold attempts to conquer the first free solo climb of famed El Capitan’s 900-metre vertical rock face at Yosemite National Park. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
  • Cast: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 100 minutes

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Gerald’s Game

Gerald’s Game

A woman accidentally kills her husband during a kinky game. Handcuffed to her bed with no hope of rescue, she begins hearing voices and seeing strange visions. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Mike Flanagan
  • Cast: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Chiara Aurelia
  • Genre: Horror, Thriller
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 103 minutes

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Gifted

Gifted

Frank, a single man raising his genius niece, Mary, gets into a legal battle with his mother, Evelyn, over her custody. However, Evelyn will do anything to make Mary complete her mother’s project. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Marc Webb
  • Cast: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 101 minutes

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Gone Girl

Gone Girl

Nick Dunne discovers that the entire media focus has shifted on him when his wife Amy Dunne disappears on the day of their fifth wedding anniversary. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: David Fincher
  • Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris
  • Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 149 minutes

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The Godfather

The Godfather

Don Vito Corleone, head of a mafia family, decides to hand over his empire to his youngest son Michael. However, his decision unintentionally puts the lives of his loved ones in grave danger. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan
  • Genre: Crime
  • Release Year: 1972
  • Runtime: 175 minutes

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Gravity

Gravity

Dr Ryan Stone, an engineer, and Matt Kowalski, an astronaut, are on a space mission together. However, when they are hit by high-speed space debris, they must find a way to return to Earth. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Alfonso Cuarón
  • Cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 91 minutes

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

In 1946 a London-based writer begins exchanging letters with residents on the island of Guernsey, which was German-occupied during WWII. Feeling compelled to visit the island, she starts to get a picture of what it was like during the occupation. Source Wikipedia.
  • Director: Mike Newell
  • Cast: Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay, Michiel Huisman
  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 124 minutes

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Haywire

Haywire

After rescuing a Chinese journalist, black ops soldier Mallory is double-crossed and left for dead by someone in her own agency. She is now on the run with assassins on her tail. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Steven Soderbergh
  • Cast: Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender
  • Genre: Action, Thriller
  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 93 minutes

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Her

Her

Theodore Twombly, an introvert writer, buys an Artificial Intelligence system to help him write. However, amazed by the AI’s ability to learn and adapt, he falls in love with it. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Spike Jonze
  • Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson
  • Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi
  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 126 minutes

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Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

Three female African-American mathematicians play a pivotal role in astronaut John Glenn’s launch into orbit. Meanwhile, they also have to deal with racial and gender discrimination at work. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Theodore Melfi
  • Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 127 minutes

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Hugo

Hugo

Hugo is a young orphan who loves pottering around with the station clocks and whose most treasured possession is his late father’s automaton. His mission is to find a key that will get it working. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee
  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 126 minutes

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In Her Shoes

In Her Shoes

Rose, a successful but lonely attorney, breaks relations with her party-going irresponsible sister, Maggie. Soon, the arrival of their grandmother, whom they don’t remember, brings them closer. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Curtis Hanson
  • Cast: Toni Collette, Cameron Diaz, Shirley MacLaine
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 130 minutes

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Inside Out

Inside Out

Eleven-year-old Riley moves to San Francisco, leaving behind her life in Minnesota. She and her five core emotions, Fear, Anger, Joy, Disgust and Sadness, struggle to cope with her new life. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Pete Docter
  • Cast: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black
  • Genre: Animation, Family
  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 95 minutes

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The Irishman

The Irishman

In the 1950s, truck driver Frank Sheeran gets involved with Russell Bufalino and his Pennsylvania crime family. As Sheeran climbs the ranks to become a top hit man, he also goes to work for Jimmy Hoffa — a powerful Teamster tied to organized crime. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci
  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 209 minutes

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Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Revered sushi chef Jiro Ono strives for perfection in his work, while his eldest son, Yoshikazu, has trouble living up to his father’s legacy. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: David Gelb
  • Cast: Jiro Ono, Yoshikazu Ono, Masuhiro Yamamoto
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 141 minutes

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Julie & Julia

Julie & Julia

Julie Powell, a young blogger, is determined to emulate Julia Child’s cooking techniques. Though separated by time, the two women share a common passion for food that intertwines their lives. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Nora Ephron
  • Cast: Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Chris Messina
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 123 minutes

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Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

Who doesn’t know what Jurassic Park is about!

  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
  • Release Year: 1993
  • Runtime: 127 minutes

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The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Dr. Steven Murphy is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon who presides over a spotless household with his wife and two children. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin, a fatherless teen who insinuates himself into the doctor’s life in gradually unsettling ways. Soon, the full scope of Martin’s intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long-forgotten transgression that will shatter his domestic bliss forever. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Cast: Barry G. Bernson, Herb Caillouet, Bill Camp
  • Genre: Thriller, Horror
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 121 minutes

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Lady Bird

Lady Bird

Christine Lady Bird McPherson, a teenage girl faces a lot of ups and downs in her relationships during her senior year in high school. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Greta Gerwig
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 94 minutes

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Lion

Lion

Saroo gets separated from his family at the age of five and ends up being adopted by an Australian couple. However, he returns to India 25 years later to search for his birth parents. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Garth Davis
  • Cast: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara
  • Genre: Biography, Drama
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 118 minutes

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Little Women

Little Women

In the years after the Civil War, Jo March lives in New York and makes her living as a writer, while her sister Amy studies painting in Paris. Amy has a chance encounter with Theodore, a childhood crush who proposed to Jo but was ultimately rejected. Their oldest sibling, Meg, is married to a schoolteacher, while shy sister Beth develops a devastating illness that brings the family back together. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Greta Gerwig
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh
  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 135 minutes

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Loveless

Loveless

An estranged Russian couple going through a brutal divorce both have new partners and want to start over until their 12-year-old son disappears after witnessing one of their fights. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
  • Cast: Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Matvey Novikov
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 127 minutes

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Love, Simon

Love, Simon

Simon Spier keeps his sexual orientation a secret from his family. However, when a blackmailer threatens to reveal it, he goes on a roller-coaster journey to come to terms with his identity. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Greg Berlanti
  • Cast: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel
  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 110 minutes

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Marriage Story

Marriage Story

A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a gruelling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Noah Baumbach
  • Cast: Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Julia Greer
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 137 minutes

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Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Mr Banks is looking for a nanny for his two mischievous children and comes across Mary Poppins, an angelic nanny. She not only brings a change in their lives but also spreads happiness. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Robert Stevenson
  • Cast: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson
  • Genre: Musical, Family
  • Release Year: 1964
  • Runtime: 139 minutes

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The Matrix

The Matrix

Thomas Anderson, a computer programmer, is led to fight an underground war against powerful computers who have constructed his entire reality with a system called the Matrix. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
  • Cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Action
  • Release Year: 1999
  • Runtime: 136 minutes

2

The Meyerowitz Stories

The Meyerowitz Stories

An estranged family gathers together in New York City for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father. Source IMDB. 

  • Director: Noah Baumbach
  • Cast: Adam Sandler, Grace Van Patten, Dustin Hoffman
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 112 minutes

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Moonlight

Moonlight

A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood. Source IMDB. 

  • Director: Barry Jenkins
  • Cast: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 111 minutes

2

Mudbound

Mudbound

Laura McAllan is trying to raise her children on her husband’s Mississippi Delta farm, a place she finds foreign and frightening. In the midst of the family’s struggles, two young men return from the war to work the land. Jamie McAllan, Laura’s brother-in-law, is everything her husband is not – charming and handsome, but he is haunted by his memories of combat. Ronsel Jackson, eldest son of the black sharecroppers who live on the McAllan farm, now battles the prejudice in the Jim Crow South. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Dee Rees
  • Cast: Jonathan Banks, Garrett Hedlund, Carey Mulligan
  • Genre: Historical Drama
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 134 minutes

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Mustang

Mustang

It’s the beginning of summer. In a small village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are on their way home from school, innocently playing with local boys. However, prying village eyes view their games with suspicion and the girls’ behaviour, and refusal to repent, quickly causes a scandal among the family. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
  • Cast: Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 97 minutes

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Mystic River

Mystic River

After the death of Jimmy’s daughter, Katie, Sean, a police officer, investigates her murder which leads him to a crime that took place twenty-five years ago. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Clint Eastwood
  • Cast: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon
  • Genre: Mystery, Thriller
  • Release Year: 2003
  • Runtime: 138 minutes

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My Happy Family

My Happy Family

A middle-aged Georgian woman leaves her husband and their multi-generational home, setting out to build a new life for herself. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Groß
  • Cast: Ia Shugliashvili, Merab Ninidze, Berta Khapava
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 120 minutes

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Okja

Okja

For 10 idyllic years, young Mija has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja – a massive animal and an even bigger friend – at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when family-owned, multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where an image-obsessed and self-promoting CEO has big plans for Mija’s dearest friend. With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Bong Joon Ho
  • Cast: Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Seo-hyun Ahn
  • Genre: Adventure, Drama
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 120 minutes

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The Other Guys

The Other Guys

Two disgraced cops, Terry and Allen, are assigned a task to investigate a case involving a shady capitalist. They must put aside their differences and turn into the officers they idolise. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Adam McKay
  • Cast: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Derek Jeter
  • Genre: Comedy, Action
  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 107 minutes

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The Other Side of the Wind

The Other Side of the Wind

After years of exile in Europe, a maverick director returns to Hollywood to finish his comeback movie, `The Other Side of the Wind’. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Orson Welles
  • Cast: John Huston, Oja Kodar, Peter Bogdanovich
  • Genre: Satire
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 122 minutes

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Paddington

Paddington

A young bear who can walk and talk travels to London from from the jungles of Peru. There, he is adopted by the Brown family and goes through many adventures in the big city. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Paul King
  • Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters
  • Genre: Family, Comedy
  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 95 minutes

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Pan’s Labyrinth

Pan’s Labyrinth

Ofelia moves with her mother to her stepfather’s house. At night, a fairy leads her to a faun who informs her that she is a princess and she needs to participate in three tasks to prove her royalty. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Guillermo del Toro
  • Cast: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López
  • Genre: War, Fantasy
  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 118 minutes

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Parasite

Parasite

Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Bong Joon Ho
  • Cast: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo
  • Genre: Thriller, Comedy
  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 132 minutes

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The Parent Trap

The Parent Trap

Identical twins Hallie and Annie are separated after their parents divorce. Years later, they discover each other at a summer camp and decide to switch places in an effort to reunite their parents. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Nancy Meyers
  • Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson
  • Genre: Family, Comedy
  • Release Year: 1998
  • Runtime: 128 minutes

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Charlie, a 15-year-old introvert, enters high school and is nervous about his new life. When he befriends his seniors, he learns to cope with his friend’s suicide and his tumultuous past. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Stephen Chbosky
  • Cast: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller
  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 103 minutes

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Planet of the Apes: Rise, Dawn, and War

Planet of the Apes- Rise, Dawn, and War

Caesar, a chimpanzee, has been with Will ever since he was little and with a new drug he is able to think and react like humans. When Caesar finds himself subjected to injustice, he decides to revolt. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Rupert Wyatt
  • Cast: James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Action
  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 105 minutes

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The Platform

The Platform

In the future, prisoners housed in vertical cells watch as inmates in the upper cells are fed while those below starve. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia
  • Cast: Ivan Massagué, Zorion Eguileor, Antonia San Juan
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror
  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 94 minutes

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Predestination

Predestination

As his last assignment, a temporal agent is tasked to travel back in time and prevent a bomb attack in New York in 1975. The hunt, however, turns out to be beyond the bounds of possibility. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
  • Cast: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 97 minutes

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Private Life

Private Life

A couple coping with infertility struggle to keep their marriage going as they navigate through the world of adoption and assisted reproduction. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Tamara Jenkins
  • Cast: Kathryn Hahn, Paul Giamatti, Gabrielle Reid
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 123 minutes

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Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe

Phiona’s life changes after she meets Robert Katende, who teaches her to play chess. Under Katende’s guidance, Phiona becomes a top player and sees an opportunity to escape from a life of poverty. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Mira Nair
  • Cast: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o
  • Genre: Sport, Drama
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 124 minutes

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Ratatouille

Ratatouille

Remy, a rat, aspires to become a renowned French chef. However, he fails to realise that people despise rodents and will never enjoy a meal cooked by him. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Brad Bird
  • Cast: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt
  • Genre: Animation, Family
  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 111 minutes

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Ravenous

Ravenous

A small, remote village in upstate Quebec is terrorised by a flesh-eating plague breaking down residents’ bodies and turning them against their loved ones, while survivors flee for the woods. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Robin Aubert
  • Cast: Marc-André Grondin, Monia Chokri, Charlotte St-Martin
  • Genre: Horror, Zombie
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 104 minutes

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The Revenant

The Revenant

Hugh Glass, a legendary frontiersman, is severely injured in a bear attack and is abandoned by his hunting crew. He uses his skills to survive and take revenge on his companion, who betrayed him. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 156 minutes

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Roma

Roma

Cleo is one of two domestic workers who help Antonio and Sofía take care of their four children in 1970s Mexico City. Complications soon arise when Antonio suddenly runs away with his mistress and Cleo finds out that she’s pregnant. When Sofía decides to take the kids on vacation, she invites Cleo for a much-needed getaway to clear her mind and bond with the family. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Alfonso Cuarón
  • Cast: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 135 minutes

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Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

After the death of their father, three young girls find themselves in abject poverty. The responsibility to provide for the family lands on the oldest sisters, who are also dealing with heartbreaks. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Ang Lee
  • Cast: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet
  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Release Year: 1995
  • Runtime: 136 minutes

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The Shape Of Water

The Shape Of Water

Elisa, a lonely janitor, stumbles upon an amphibious creature that is held captive in a secret research facility. She then develops a unique relationship with the creature. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Guillermo del Toro
  • Cast: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon
  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 123 minutes

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Shutter Island

Shutter Island

Teddy Daniels and Chuck Aule, two US marshals, are sent to an asylum on a remote island in order to investigate the disappearance of a patient, where Teddy uncovers a shocking truth about the place. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo
  • Genre: Thriller, Mystery
  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 138 minutes

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The Social Network

The Social Network

Mark Zuckerberg creates a social networking site, Facebook, with the help of his friend Eduardo Saverin. But soon, a string of lies tears their relationship apart even as Facebook connects people. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: David Fincher
  • Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake
  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 120 minutes

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A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

After falling in love with struggling artist Ally, Jackson, a musician, coaxes her to follow her dreams, while he battles with alcoholism and his personal demons. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Bradley Cooper
  • Cast: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott
  • Genre: Romance, Musical
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 136 minutes

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The Tale

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Jennifer has it all, with a loving boyfriend and a great career as a journalist and professor. But when her mother discovers a story – “The Tale” – that Jennifer wrote when she was 13, detailing a special relationship Jennifer had with two adult coaches, Jennifer returns to the Carolina horse farm where the events transpired to try to reconcile her version of events with the truth. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Jennifer Fox
  • Cast: Laura Dern, Jason Ritter, Common
  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 114 minutes

3

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

Timmy Failure- Mistakes Were Made

An 11-year-old boy who believes that he is the best detective in town runs the agency Total Failures with his best friend, an imaginary 1,200-pound polar bear. Source IMDB.

  • Director: Tom McCarthy
  • Cast: Winslow Fegley, Ophelia Lovibond, Wallace Shawn
  • Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
  • Release Year: 2020
  • Runtime: 99 minutes

3

Titanic

Titanic

Seventeen-year-old Rose hails from an aristocratic family and is set to be married. When she boards the Titanic, she meets Jack Dawson, an artist, and falls in love with him. And then we know what happens! Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: James Cameron
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane
  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Release Year: 1997
  • Runtime: 194 minutes

3

Togo

Togo

The story of Togo, the sled dog who led the 1925 serum run yet was considered by most to be too small and weak to lead such an intense race. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Ericson Core
  • Cast: Willem Dafoe, Julianne Nicholson, Christopher Heyerdahl
  • Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 113 minutes

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Troy

Troy

Based on Homer’s “Iliad,” this epic portrays the battle between the ancient kingdoms of Troy and Sparta. While visiting Spartan King Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson), Trojan prince Paris (Orlando Bloom) falls for Menelaus’ wife, Helen (Diane Kruger), and takes her back to Troy. Menelaus’ brother, King Agamemnon (Brian Cox), having already defeated every army in Greece, uses his brother’s fury as a pretext to declare war against Troy, the last kingdom preventing his control over the Aegean Sea. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Wolfgang Petersen
  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom
  • Genre: War, Adventure
  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 163 minutes

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Uncut Gems

Uncut Gems

A charismatic jeweller makes a high-stakes bet that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. In a precarious high-wire act, he must balance business, family and adversaries on all sides in pursuit of the ultimate win. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
  • Cast: Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, Idina Menzel
  • Genre: Crime, Dark Comedy
  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 135 minutes

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The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

Introduced to life in the fast lane through stockbroking, Jordan Belfort takes a hit after a Wall Street crash. He teams up with Donnie Azoff, cheating his way to the top as his relationships slide. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 180 minutes

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Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

Princess Diana of an all-female Amazonian race rescues US pilot Steve. Upon learning of a war, she ventures into the world of men to stop Ares, the god of war, from destroying mankind. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Patty Jenkins
  • Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright
  • Genre: Action, War
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 141 minutes

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Yes Man

Yes Man

Carl, a lonely man with low self-esteem, participates in a self-help programme that challenges him to say yes to everything in life for an entire year. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: Peyton Reed
  • Cast: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper
  • Genre: Rom-com
  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 104 minutes

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Zodiac

Zodiac

Robert Graysmith, a cartoonist by profession, finds himself obsessively thinking about the Zodiac killer. He uses his puzzle-solving abilities to get closer to revealing the identity of the killer. Source Wikipedia.

  • Director: David Fincher
  • Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo
  • Genre: Thriller, Mystery
  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 157 minutes

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