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Schindler's List (1993)

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Schindler's List - 2004-03-26 -

Liam Neeson stars as Oskar Schindler, a greedy German factory owner made rich by exploiting cheap Jewish labor. But as World War II unfolds, he becomes an unlikely humanitarian, spending his entire fortune to help save 1,100 Jews from Auschwitz.

a.k.a. La Liste de Schindler
Schindlers Liste
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Goodfellas (1990)

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GoodFellas 2007-01-16 2004-08-17 -

Director Martin Scorsese's gripping gangster opus recounts three decades in the life of real-world mobster Henry Hill, who dreamed of becoming a big-time wise guy but landed in the Witness Protection Program instead.

a.k.a. Les Affranchis
Quei bravi ragazzi
Uno de los nuestros
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

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The Shawshank Redemption 2008-12-02 2004-10-05 -

Framed for murder, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at Shawshank prison, where he comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

a.k.a. Cadena perpetua
Le ali della libertà
Les Evadés
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Downfall (2004)

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Downfall - 2005-08-02 2013-08-15

Jurassic Park (1993)

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Jurassic Park 2011-10-25 2000-10-10 -

A multimillionaire (Richard Attenborough) unveils a new theme park where visitors can observe dinosaurs cloned using advanced DNA technology. But when an employee tampers with the security system, the dinosaurs escape, forcing the visitors to fight for their survival. Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern star in this thrilling, action-packed blockbuster from acclaimed director Steven Spielberg and based on the novel by Michael Crichton.

a.k.a. Parque Jurásico
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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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The Social Network (2010)

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The Social Network 2011-02-08 2011-02-08 -

Director David Fincher's biographical drama chronicles the rise of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg from Harvard student to Internet superstar. As the entrepreneur is driven to succeed, his personal relationships suffer and he lands in legal trouble.

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The Right Stuff (1983)

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The Right Stuff - 2003-06-10 2010-01-19
2012-01-19

Director Philip Kaufman and a stellar cast -- including Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn and Ed Harris -- chronicle NASA's early transition from breaking the sound barrier in 1947 to the expeditions of the Mercury astronauts in the 1960s. Richly variegated and surprisingly funny, this film adaptation of a novel by Tom Wolfe brilliantly depicts the personal, political and technological achievements it took for America to get ahead in the space race.

a.k.a. Der Stoff aus dem die Helden sind
L'Étoffe des héros
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Stand by Me (1986)

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Stand by Me - 1997-09-09 2014-11-01

Four boys seek adventure and heroism in the Oregon woods with their search for a missing teen's dead body in the 1950s. What they uncover about themselves along the way, however, means even more.

a.k.a. Cuenta conmigo
Stand by Me - Das Geheimnis eines Sommers
Stand by Me - Ricordo di un'estate
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Dances with Wolves (1990)

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Dances with Wolves 2011-01-11 2003-06-17 2013-12-01

Wounded Civil War soldier John Dunbar (Kevin Costner) tries to commit suicide -- and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe. This special edition of Costner's Oscar-winning directorial debut features an extended cut of the film, an audio commentary from Costner, a behind-the-scenes featurette and more.

a.k.a. Bailando con lobos
Balla coi lupi
Danse avec les loups
Der mit dem Wolf tanzt
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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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Generation Kill (2008)

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Generation Kill 2009-06-16 2008-12-16 -

A platoon of young but highly trained Marines leads the charge of American forces during the 2003 invasion of Iraq in this gritty, Emmy-nominated HBO miniseries that highlights the challenges soldiers face on the front lines. Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Stark Sands and Jon Huertas head the cast in this realistic portrayal of war in the Middle East, based on a nonfiction book by Rolling Stone scribe Evan Wright.

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Lonesome Dove (1989) [TV]

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Lonesome Dove 2008-08-05 2000-02-15 2010-09-10
2011-09-10

Larry McMurtry's novel comes to life in this Emmy-winning made-for-television movie that centers on kindly Gus McCrae (Robert Duvall) and gruff Woodrow Call (Tommy Lee Jones), two former Texas Rangers who leave Lonesome Dove in the Lone Star State to settle land in Montana. Along for the journey are ex-scout Joshua (Danny Glover) and Call's bastard son, Newt (Rick Schroder). Diane Lane plays California-dreaming prostitute Lorena Wood.

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A Night to Remember (1958)

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A Night to Remember - 1998-05-20 -

The Titanic's dramatic final hours are depicted in this film version of Walters Lord's book. On its maiden voyage, the ship struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic on April 14, 1912, taking the lives of 1,513 passengers. The vessel's tragic sinking is accurately recounted and filmed in real time; it's only 37 minutes shorter than the real-life event. A documentary on the making of the movie and commentary by Titanic experts are included.

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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

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Once Upon a Time in America - 2003-06-10 -

Director Sergio Leone's sprawling crime epic follows a group of Jewish mobsters (including Robert De Niro, James Woods and Elizabeth McGovern) who rise in the ranks of organized crime in 1920s New York City. Their story unfolds in flashbacks as ringleader Noodles (De Niro) returns to Brooklyn some 30 years later to reunite and reminisce with his cohorts. Nominated for two Golden Globes, this gritty drama was Leone's last directorial effort.

a.k.a. C'era una volta in America
Érase una vez en América
Es war einmal in Amerika
Il était une fois en Amérique
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All the President's Men (1976)

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All the President's Men - 1997-10-30 -

The film that launched a thousand journalism school students, All the President's Men chronicles how the work of reporters Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) contributed to the public downfall of President Richard M. Nixon. The duo connected a Washington, D.C., hotel break-in with a Nixon "dirty tricks" team assigned to discredit Democratic rivals, launching a series of tense events that forced Nixon to resign.

a.k.a. Die Unbestechlichen
Les Hommes du Président
Tutti gli uomini del presidente
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Atonement (2007)

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Atonement 2010-01-26 2008-03-18 -

When 13-year-old Briony discovers a lustful letter and witnesses a sexual encounter between her older sister and a servant's son, her confusion prompts her to finger the young man for a violent crime. Her half-truth changes their lives forever.

a.k.a. Espiazione
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Requiem for a Dream (2000)

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Requiem for a Dream 2009-09-08 2001-05-22 2013-09-01

The Leopard (1963)

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The Leopard (Italian Version) 2010-06-29 2004-06-08 -

In this war drama set in 1860s Sicily, Prince Don Fabrizio Salina (Burt Lancaster) attempts to hold onto the glory he once knew, while his nephew, Tancredi Falconeri (Alain Delon), has joined opposition forces and is being heralded as a war hero. As Falconeri begins to fall for Angelica (Claudia Cardinale), the daughter of the town's new mayor, Don Calogero Sedara (Paolo Stoppa), Salina must learn to accept his changing political status.

a.k.a. Der Leopard
El gatopardo
Il Gattopardo
Le Guépard
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Cool Hand Luke (1967)

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Cool Hand Luke 2008-09-09 1997-11-03 -

"What we have here is a failure to communicate." Luke Jackson (Paul Newman) is a man who likes to do things his own way, which leads to a world of hurt when he ends up in a Southern prison camp -- and on the wrong side of its warden (Strother Martin). George Kennedy copped an Oscar as a fellow prisoner who tries to break Luke and later comes to revere him. The cast also includes a young Dennis Hopper, Harry Dean Stanton and Joe Don Baker.

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Babette's Feast (1987)

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Babette's Feast 2013-07-23 2001-01-23 -

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2008-05-13 2004-04-20 -

Set off the coast of South America during the Napoleonic Wars, this thrilling maritime drama pits the captain of a British warship and his close-knit crew against a French privateer equipped with better weapons.

a.k.a. Master and Commander - Bis ans Ende der Welt
Master and Commander - Sfida ai confini del mare
Master and Commander: Al otro lado del mundo
Master and Commander: De l'autre côté du monde
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The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

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The Last Temptation of Christ - 2000-04-25 2013-04-01

Nikos Kazantzakis's landmark novel comes to life in director Martin Scorsese's moving, spiritual and highly controversial film that challenges the Christian notion that Jesus (Willem Dafoe) was both a man and a divine being. With an all-star cast that includes Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Harry Dean Stanton and David Bowie, the film portrays Jesus as unmistakably human, susceptible to the desires, doubts and temptations that all men face.

a.k.a. Die letzte Versuchung Christi
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Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

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