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The Godfather

The Godfather

9.2 | 1972 | Movie | 175 min

Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.

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Casablanca

Casablanca

8.5 | 1942 | Movie | 102 min

In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

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Raging Bull

Raging Bull

8.1 | 1980 | Movie | 129 min

The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.

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Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain

8.3 | 1952 | Movie | 103 min

In 1927 Hollywood, a silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

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Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind

8.2 | 1939 | Movie | 238 min

The spoiled daughter of a Georgia plantation owner conducts a tumultuous romance with a cynical profiteer during the American Civil War and Reconstruction Era.

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Schindler's List

Schindler's List

9.0 | 1993 | Movie | 195 min

The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.

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The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

8.1 | 1939 | Movie | 102 min

Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with the Wizard and ask for the things they miss most in their lives. The Wicked Witch of the West is the only thing that could stop them.

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City Lights

City Lights

8.5 | 1931 | Movie | 87 min

In this sound-era silent film, a tramp falls in love with a beautiful blind flower seller.

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The Searchers

The Searchers

7.8 | 1956 | Movie | 119 min

As a Civil War veteran spends years searching for a young niece captured by Indians, his motivation becomes increasingly questionable.

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Star Wars

Star Wars

8.6 | 1977 | Movie | 121 min

Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess and restore peace and justice in the Empire.

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2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

8.3 | 1968 | Movie | 149 min

Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.

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Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard

8.4 | 1950 | Movie | 110 min

A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

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The Graduate

The Graduate

8.0 | 1967 | Movie | 106 min

Benjamin, a recent college graduate very worried about his future, finds himself in a love triangle with an older woman and her daughter.

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The General

The General

8.1 | 1926 | Movie | 78 min

During Americaโ€™s Civil War, Union spies steal engineer Johnny Gray's beloved locomotive, 'The General'โ€”with Johnnie's lady love aboard an attached boxcarโ€”and he single-handedly must do all in his power to both get The General back and to rescue Annabelle.

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On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

8.1 | 1954 | Movie | 108 min

A dim-witted yet kind-hearted boxer, Terry Malloy, who failed to succeed unintentionally lures a man to his death after being tricked by a criminal called Johnny Friendly whose men pick of every man who has the courage to speak up to their crimes. As he works on the waterfronts that Friendly owns, he is sent to a church meeting run by a good preacher about how to deal with the problem and runs into the dead manโ€™s sister. Slowly, he falls in love with her and begins to feel guilt about his crime.

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It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life

8.6 | 1946 | Movie | 130 min

A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. But on Christmas Eve the business's $8,000 is lost and George's troubles begin.

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Chinatown

Chinatown

8.1 | 1974 | Movie | 130 min

Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together.

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Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

8.2 | 1959 | Movie | 121 min

Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they leave on a tour. To make their getaway they must first disguise themselves as women, then keep their identities secret and deal with the problems this brings - such as an attractive bandmate and a very determined suitor.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

8.3 | 1962 | Movie | 129 min

Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangent events expose the children to evils of racism and stereotyping.

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High Noon

High Noon

8.0 | 1952 | Movie | 85 min

Will Kane, the sheriff of a small town in New Mexico, learns a notorious outlaw he put in jail has been freed, and will be arriving on the noon train. Knowing the outlaw and his gang are coming to kill him, Kane is determined to stand his ground, so he attempts to gather a posse from among the local townspeople.

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Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

8.3 | 1944 | Movie | 107 min

A rich woman and a calculating insurance agent plot to kill her unsuspecting husband after he signs a double indemnity policy. Against a backdrop of distinctly Californian settings, the partners in crime plan the perfect murder to collect the insurance, which pays double if the death is accidental.

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The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

8.0 | 1941 | Movie | 100 min

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a beautiful liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

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The Godfather Part II

The Godfather Part II

9.0 | 1974 | Movie | 202 min

In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

8.7 | 1975 | Movie | 133 min

A petty criminal fakes insanity to serve his sentence in a mental ward rather than prison. He soon finds himself as a leader to the other patientsโ€”and an enemy to the cruel, domineering nurse who runs the ward.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

7.6 | 1937 | Movie | 83 min

A beautiful girl, Snow White, takes refuge in the forest in the house of seven dwarfs to hide from her stepmother, the wicked Queen. The Queen is jealous because she wants to be known as "the fairest in the land," and Snow White's beauty surpasses her own.

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Annie Hall

Annie Hall

8.0 | 1977 | Movie | 93 min

New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.

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The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai

8.1 | 1957 | Movie | 161 min

The classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American intelligence officers conspire to blow up the structure, but Col. Nicholson, the commander who supervised the bridge's construction, has acquired a sense of pride in his creation and tries to foil their plans.

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The Best Years of Our Lives

The Best Years of Our Lives

8.1 | 1946 | Movie | 170 min

It's the hope that sustains the spirit of every GI: the dream of the day when he will finally return home. For three WWII veterans, the day has arrived. But for each man, the dream is about to become a nightmare.

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

8.4 | 1964 | Movie | 95 min

After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.

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The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

8.1 | 1965 | Movie | 172 min

In the years before the Second World War, a tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey is hired as a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home.

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King Kong

King Kong

7.9 | 1933 | Movie | 100 min

Adventurous filmmaker Carl Denham sets out to produce a motion picture unlike anything the world has seen before. Alongside his leading lady Ann Darrow and his first mate Jack Driscoll, they arrive on an island and discover a legendary creature said to be neither beast nor man. Denham captures the monster to be displayed on Broadway as King Kong, the eighth wonder of the world.

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Midnight Cowboy

Midnight Cowboy

7.8 | 1969 | Movie | 113 min

Joe Buck is a wide-eyed hustler from Texas hoping to score big with wealthy New York City women; he finds a companion in Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo, an ailing swindler with a bum leg and a quixotic fantasy of escaping to Florida.

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The Philadelphia Story

The Philadelphia Story

7.9 | 1940 | Movie | 112 min

When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.

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Shane

Shane

7.6 | 1953 | Movie | 118 min

A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smouldering settler and rancher conflict forces him to act.

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It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night

8.1 | 1934 | Movie | 105 min

A renegade reporter and a young heiress meet on a bus heading for New York, and end up stuck with each other when the bus leaves them behind at one of the stops.

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A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

7.9 | 1951 | Movie | 122 min

A fading southern belle moves in with her sister in New Orleans where her ferocious brother-in-law takes stabs at her sanity.

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Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

7.7 | 1916 | Movie | 163 min

The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

8.9 | 2001 | Movie | 178 min

Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.

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West Side Story

West Side Story

7.6 | 1961 | Movie | 153 min

In the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, a gang of Polish-American teenagers called the Jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated Puerto Ricans, the Sharks, to "own" the neighborhood streets. Tensions are high between the gangs but two romantics, one from each gang, fall in love leading to tragedy.

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The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter

8.1 | 1978 | Movie | 183 min

A group of working-class friends decide to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in love with the same woman. But all three are different men upon their return.

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North by Northwest

North by Northwest

8.3 | 1959 | Movie | 136 min

Advertising man Roger Thornhill is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.

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Rocky

Rocky

8.1 | 1976 | Movie | 120 min

An uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark is given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fight against the world heavyweight boxing champion.

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The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush

8.1 | 1925 | Movie | 95 min

A gold prospector in Alaska struggles to survive the elements and win the heart of a dance hall girl.

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American Graffiti

American Graffiti

7.4 | 1973 | Movie | 110 min

A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

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The African Queen

The African Queen

7.7 | 1951 | Movie | 105 min

At the start of the First World War, in the middle of Africaโ€™s nowhere, a gin soaked riverboat captain is persuaded by a strong-willed missionary to go down river and face-off a German warship.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark

8.4 | 1981 | Movie | 115 min

When Dr. Indiana Jones โ€“ the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist โ€“ is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

8.0 | 1966 | Movie | 131 min

A history professor and his wife entertain a young couple who are new to the university's faculty. As the drinks flow, secrets come to light, and the middle-aged couple unload onto their guests the full force of the bitterness, dysfunction, and animosity that defines their marriage.

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Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan

8.6 | 1998 | Movie | 169 min

As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

8.0 | 1969 | Movie | 110 min

In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever and talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot Sundance Kid. As the west rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally catches up to Butch, Sundance and their gang. Chased doggedly by a special posse, the two decide to make their way to South America in hopes of evading their pursuers once and for all. Preserved by the Academy Film Archive in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation in 1998.

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The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs

8.6 | 1991 | Movie | 118 min

Clarice Starling is a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out.

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In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night

7.9 | 1967 | Movie | 110 min

African-American Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs is arrested on suspicion of murder by Bill Gillespie, the racist police chief of tiny Sparta, Mississippi. After Tibbs proves not only his own innocence but that of another man, he joins forces with Gillespie to track down the real killer. Their investigation takes them through every social level of the town, with Tibbs making enemies as well as unlikely friends as he hunts for the truth.

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Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

8.8 | 1994 | Movie | 142 min

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic eventsโ€”in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. But despite all he has achieved, his one true love eludes him.

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Modern Times

Modern Times

8.5 | 1936 | Movie | 87 min

A bumbling tramp desires to build a home with a young woman, yet is thwarted time and time again by his lack of experience and habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time..

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The Wild Bunch

The Wild Bunch

7.9 | 1969 | Movie | 145 min

An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them.

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The Apartment

The Apartment

8.3 | 1960 | Movie | 125 min

Bud Baxter is a minor clerk in a huge New York insurance company, until he discovers a quick way to climb the corporate ladder. He lends out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. Although he often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits, one night he's left with a major problem to solve.

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Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

8.1 | 1927 | Movie | 94 min

A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife.

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Titanic

Titanic

7.9 | 1997 | Movie | 194 min

101-year-old Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story of her life aboard the Titanic, 84 years later. A young Rose boards the ship with her mother and fiancรฉ. Meanwhile, Jack Dawson and Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets aboard the ship. Rose tells the whole story from Titanic's departure through to its deathโ€”on its first and last voyageโ€”on April 15, 1912.

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Easy Rider

Easy Rider

7.2 | 1969 | Movie | 95 min

Wyatt and Billy, two Harley-riding hippies, complete a drug deal in Southern California and decide to travel cross-country in search of spiritual truth.

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A Night at the Opera

A Night at the Opera

7.8 | 1935 | Movie | 96 min

The Marx Brothers take on high society and the opera world to bring two lovers together. A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.

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Platoon

Platoon

8.1 | 1986 | Movie | 120 min

As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

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12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

9.0 | 1957 | Movie | 96 min

The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other.

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Bringing Up Baby

Bringing Up Baby

7.8 | 1938 | Movie | 102 min

David Huxley is waiting to get a bone he needs for his museum collection. Through a series of strange circumstances, he meets Susan Vance, and the duo have a series of misadventures which include a leopard called Baby.

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The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense

8.2 | 1999 | Movie | 107 min

Following an unexpected tragedy, child psychologist Malcolm Crowe meets a nine year old boy named Cole Sear, who is hiding a dark secret.

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Sophie's Choice

Sophie's Choice

7.5 | 1982 | Movie | 150 min

Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity to Auschwitz. In the present, Sophie and Nathan's relationship increasingly unravels as Stingo grows closer to Sophie and Nathan's fragile mental state becomes ever more apparent.

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The French Connection

The French Connection

7.7 | 1971 | Movie | 104 min

Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.

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Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction

8.9 | 1994 | Movie | 154 min

A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.

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Toy Story

Toy Story

8.3 | 1995 | Movie | 81 min

Led by Woody, Andy's toys live happily in his room until Andy's birthday brings Buzz Lightyear onto the scene. Afraid of losing his place in Andy's heart, Woody plots against Buzz. But when circumstances separate Buzz and Woody from their owner, the duo eventually learns to put aside their differences.

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Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur

8.1 | 1959 | Movie | 212 min

In 25 AD, Judah Ben-Hur, a Jew in ancient Judea, opposes the occupying Roman empire. Falsely accused by a Roman childhood friend-turned-overlord of trying to kill the Roman governor, he is put into slavery and his mother and sister are taken away as prisoners.

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