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Rififi (1955)

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Rififi 2014-02-07 2001-04-24 -

Director Jean-Pierre Melville created one of cinema's greatest heist films with this tense tale about a daring jewel robbery carried out by four veteran thieves. After the gang pulls off the job, however, the plan starts coming apart at the seams.

a.k.a. Du rififi chez les hommes
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The Maltese Falcon (1941)

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The Maltese Falcon - 2000-02-08 -

Humphrey Bogart stars as private eye Sam Spade in this Oscar-nominated noir classic that finds the sultry Miss Wonderly (Mary Astor) seeking out protection from a man named Thursby. Spade's partner (Jerome Cowan) takes the case -- but he winds up dead, along with Thursby. Spade's subsequent hunt for the killer leads him into a world of deception and double-crossing, as a trio of criminals searches for a priceless statue known as the Maltese Falcon.

a.k.a. Die Spur des Falken
Le Faucon maltais
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M (1931)

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M 2010-05-18 1998-10-20 -

German-American director Fritz Lang presents his first "talkie" -- and cinema's first serial killer -- in this 1931 classic whose central villain was later used in Nazi propaganda films to illustrate the evils of sexual deviance. Propelled by a compulsion he can't control, plump pedophile Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) escapes the eye of the law -- but not the wrath of the Berlin underworld being blamed for his crimes. Otto Wernicke co-stars.

a.k.a. M - Il mostro di Düsseldorf
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High and Low (1963)

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High and Low - 1998-10-13 -

Known for his historical epics, director Akira Kurosawa was also a fan of American film noir and detective novels -- which explains why he based High and Low (also known as Heaven and Hell) on an Ed McBain story. Toshirô Mifune plays a wealthy corporate boss who must choose between saving his company and paying the ransom for his chauffeur's kidnapped child. Kurosawa uses his brilliant visual style to reinforce the film's sociological themes.

a.k.a. Tengoku to jigoku
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Seven (1995)

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Seven 2010-12-07 1997-08-26 -

A seasoned homicide detective and his new partner are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose gruesome crimes are based on the Seven Deadly Sins: greed, gluttony, sloth, lust, pride, envy and wrath.

a.k.a. Se7en
Sieben
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Les Diaboliques (1954)

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Diabolique - 1999-02-02 -

The ailing spouse (Véra Clouzot) and manhandled mistress (Simone Signoret) of a sadistic boarding school headmaster (Paul Meurisse) plan and execute the man's murder -- but their plan goes haywire when the corpse vanishes. Henri-Georges Clouzot directs his real-life wife in this icy, black-and-white masterwork of homicide and Grand Guignol suspense, which ranked No. 49 on the Bravo network's "100 Scariest Movie Moments."

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Blade Runner (1982)

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Blade Runner: Theatrical and Director's Cut 2008-04-01 1998-01-01 -
Blade Runner: Theatrical Cut - - 2008-03-10
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In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is called out of retirement to snuff a quartet of "replicants" -- androids consigned to slave labor on remote planets. They've escaped to Earth seeking their creator and a way to extend their short life spans. Director Ridley Scott's reedited version comes with a different ending and the omission of Ford's narration, giving the film a different tone.

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Rear Window (1954)

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Rear Window - 2001-03-06 -

As his broken leg heals, wheelchair-bound L.B. Jefferies (James Stewart) becomes absorbed with the parade of life outside his window and soon fixates on a mysterious man whose behavior has Jefferies convinced a murder has taken place. Meanwhile, other windows reveal the daily lives of a dancer, a lonely woman, a composer, a dog and more. Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter and Wendell Corey co-star in this Alfred Hitchcock-helmed classic.

a.k.a. Das Fenster zum Hof
La finestra sul cortile
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White Heat (1949)

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White Heat 2013-05-21 2005-01-25 -

"Made it, Ma, top of the world!" James Cagney is riveting as homicidal gangster Cody Jarrett (complete with an "insane mother" complex) in this hard-boiled movie that costars Virginia Mayo as his two-timing wife. Edmond O'Brien's the cop who infiltrates Cody's gang to bring him down -- and that he does in the legendary finale that plays out in an industrial yard filled with giant fuel tanks. Better watch those stray bullets! Raoul Walsh directs.

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Touch of Evil (1958)

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Touch of Evil - 2000-10-31 -

Narcotics detective Mike Vargas (Charlton Heston) sees his honeymoon cut short when a car crossing the U.S.-Mexico border explodes before his eyes. Vargas forsakes his bride (Janet Leigh) to mount an investigation, but soon locks horns with corpulent Sheriff Hank Quinlan (Orson Welles). The shady cop isn't above planting evidence -- or colluding with the local crime lord -- to keep Vargas from discovering the ugly truth.

a.k.a. La Soif du mal
L'infernale Quinlan
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Heat (1995)

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Heat 2009-11-10 2005-02-22 -

As two driven professionals -- an illustrious detective (Al Pacino) and a sophisticated thief (Robert De Niro) -- face off, they learn how much they need each other, and that the line between cop and criminal isn't always well-defined. Brilliantly directed by Michael Mann, Heat is a hyperkinetic crime drama about two men on opposite sides of the law who approach life in much the same way. Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore and Jon Voight co-star.

a.k.a. Nessuna verità
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L.A. Confidential (1997)

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L.A. Confidential - 1998-04-21 -

In 1950s Los Angeles, three wildly different cops form an uneasy alliance to ferret out deep-seated police corruption. But some people will do anything to land their faces in the pages of trashy Hollywood tabloids such as Hush-Hush magazine.

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Drive (2011)

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Drive 2012-01-31 2012-01-31 2019-11-16

A Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver is lured from his isolated life by a lovely neighbor and her young son. His newfound peace is shattered, however, when her violent husband is released from prison.

a.k.a. Drive: El Escape
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No Country for Old Men (2007)

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No Country for Old Men 2008-03-11 2008-03-11 -

While hunting in the desert, Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon a drug deal gone bad and takes off with $2 million in cash. With a psychotic hit man hot on his trail, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues.

a.k.a. No es país para viejos
Non è un paese per vecchi
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Léon: The Professional (1994)

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Léon: The Professional 2009-11-17 1998-02-24 -

Léon (Jean Reno), the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner." But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent (Gary Oldman), he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda (Natalie Portman). Before long, Mathilda's thoughts turn to revenge, and she considers following in Léon's footsteps. Luc Besson directs this gritty and unflinching actioner.

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The French Connection (1971)

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The French Connection 2009-02-24 2001-09-25 -

Tough-as-nails narcotics detective "Popeye" Doyle and his partner, Russo, are in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a multimillion-dollar heroin-smuggling operation in this classic crime thriller inspired by true events.

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Oldboy (2003)

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Oldboy 2007-11-06 2005-08-23 2013-04-01

With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years -- and no one to hold accountable for his suffering -- a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors, relying on assistance from a friendly waitress.

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Lady Vengeance (2005)

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Lady Vengeance - 2006-09-26 2012-08-25
2013-08-25

The final installment of director Chan Wook Park's revenge trilogy chronicles the efforts of Lee Geum-ja to track down the man who betrayed her. Taking the rap for her accomplice and incarcerated for 13 long years, she plots an elaborate retribution.

a.k.a. Chinjeolhan geumjassi
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A Prophet (2009)

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A Prophet 2010-08-03 2010-08-03 -

After refusing to snitch, 18-year-old Arab Malik (Tahar Rahim) is thrown into a French prison, where the Corsican mafia rules with a firm fist. The obedient newcomer slowly rises through the organization's ranks but soon begins to double-cross his superiors. A follow-up to his 2005 gem The Beat My Heart Skipped, French director Jacques Audiard's A Prophet was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

a.k.a. Un prophète
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Vertigo (1958)

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Vertigo - 1998-03-31 2008-01-01
2012-02-29

One of Alfred Hitchcock's darkest and most compelling suspense films tells the story of police detective Scottie Ferguson (James Stewart), who has a crippling fear of heights -- and an all-consuming obsession with a married woman. When an old friend asks him to tail his wife (Kim Novak), Scottie is drawn into a vortex of deceit and murder. But that's only the beginning as a mesmerizing score draws Scottie to the film's haunting final shot.

a.k.a. La donna che visse due volte
Vertigo - Aus dem Reich der Toten
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Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

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Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance - 2005-11-22 2012-08-25
2013-08-25

Ryu sells a kidney to pay for his sister's operation, but the buyer rips him off, so his anarchist girlfriend hatches an alternate plan to raise the money: kidnap the daughter of a rich executive and demand a ransom.

a.k.a. Boksuneun naui geot
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