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Seven Samurai (1954)

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Seven Samurai - 1998-04-21 -

Akira Kurosawa's heroic tale of honor and duty begins with master samurai Kambei posing as a monk to save a kidnapped child. Impressed by his bravery, a group of farmers begs him to defend their village from encroaching bandits.

a.k.a. Shichinin no samurai
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The Seventh Seal (1957)

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The Seventh Seal 2009-11-10 2009-11-17 -

Exhausted and disillusioned, a medieval knight makes the journey home after years of combat in the Crusades. But when the black-robed figure of Death confronts him, the knight challenges him to a game of chess.

a.k.a. Det Sjunde Inseglet
Il settimo sigillo
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Harakiri (1962)

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Harakiri 2011-10-04 2005-08-23 2013-02-01
2016-07-01

A samurai arrives at a lavish manor and asks to commit harakiri on the grounds. But the vengeful warrior is harboring a secret: once-powerful samurais are begging estate owners to allow them to commit suicide, when what they really want is a handout.

a.k.a. Seppuku
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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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Rashomon (1950)

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Rashomon 2012-11-06 2002-03-26 -

Considered one of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa's masterpieces, this Oscar-winning crime drama unfolds as four witnesses to a rape and murder report their versions of the attack, leaving the viewer to decide what really happened.

a.k.a. Rashômon
羅生門
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Tokyo Story (1953)

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Tokyo Story 2013-11-19 2003-10-30 -

An elderly couple in post-World War II Japan travel to Tokyo to visit their children but are received rather coldly by their offspring. In fact, the only person happy to see them is their widowed daughter-in-law.

a.k.a. Tôkyô monogatari
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The Rules of the Game (1939)

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The Rules of the Game - 2004-01-20 -

When affluent Marquis Robert de la Chesnaye (Marcel Dalio) hosts a party at his sprawling property, emotions run high. Guests include Robert's mistress Genevieve (Mila Parely) and pilot Andre Jurieu (Roland Toutain), who fancies Robert's wife, Christine (Nora Gregor). Meanwhile, Schumacher (Gaston Modot) is trying to keep Marceau (Julien Carette) from hitting on his wife (Paulette Dubost). All the while, the servants watch with great interest.

a.k.a. La règle du jeu
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The Battle of Algiers (1966)

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The Battle of Algiers 2012-02-28 2004-10-12 -

Shot in the streets of Algiers in documentary style, this film vividly re-creates the tumultuous Algerian uprising against the occupying French in 1957. The violence soon escalates on both sides in this war drama that remains relevant.

a.k.a. La battaglia di Algeri
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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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Beauty and the Beast (1946)

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Beauty and the Beast - 1998-06-03 -

Lost in the woods, a hapless merchant is captured and held prisoner in the castle of a beastlike man (Jean Marais), who vows to kill the merchant unless he's replaced by one of his daughters. The lovely Belle (Josette Day) gives herself up to save her father. But before long, she finds the beauty hiding inside her grotesque captor in this lyrical masterpiece, the most celebrated film of the French director and poet Jean Cocteau.

a.k.a. Die Schöne und die Bestie
La Belle et la Bête
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8 1/2 (1963)

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8 1/2 2010-01-12 2001-12-04 2011-11-15

Dog-tired movie director Guido Anselmi retreats to thoughts of yesteryear when his producers, his wife and his mistress all pressure him to start making another movie in director Federico Fellini's rumination on the joys and rigors of filmmaking.

a.k.a.
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The 400 Blows (1959)

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The 400 Blows 2009-03-24 2006-05-09 -

After young Antoine (Jean-Pierre Léaud) runs away, life on the streets of Paris leads to nothing but trouble and guilt in this gritty feature film debut from legendary director François Truffaut. Though he turns to petty crime to survive, Antoine's remorse often leads him to try to return things he's stolen -- with disastrous results. The film was nominated for a Best Screenplay Oscar and the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

a.k.a. Les quatre cents coups
Los cuatrocientos golpes
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Children of Paradise (1945)

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Children of Paradise - 2002-01-22 -

Often considered the classic epic of French film, Children of Paradise is the tragic tale of vastly different men who all fall for the same woman (played by Arletty). This romantic saga takes place amid a theatrical community in 19th-century Paris, set against a backdrop of intrigue, duels and murder that allegorizes occupied France. Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur and María Casares co-star in this Oscar-nominated film for Best Original Screenplay.

a.k.a. Les Enfants du Paradis
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Au revoir les enfants (1987)

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Au Revoir Les Enfants - 2006-03-28 -

As World War II rages on, two students at a boarding school form an unlikely friendship. Although the boys begin as adversaries, they find common ground, especially when it becomes clear that one is merely trying to survive the tyranny of the Nazis.

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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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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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La Haine (1995)

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La Haine - 2007-04-17 -

French director Mathieu Kassovitz traces a fateful day in the lives of alienated ghetto youths Vinz (Vincent Cassel), Saïd (Saïd Taghmaoui) and Hubert (Hubert Koundé) -- a Jew, an Arab and an African, respectively -- who are grappling with the aftermath of unexpected tragedy. When their friend Abdel lies comatose after a police beating, Vinz vows to dispense rough justice, sealing the destiny of all three.

a.k.a. Hass
Hate
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Zatoichi and the Fugitives (1968)

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Zatoichi: Vol. 18: Zatoichi and the Fugitives - - -

Blind swordsman Zatoichi (Shintaro Katsu) liberates a town from a brutal gang in the continuing story of a sightless Samurai with a swift sword and a noble heart. In this installment, Zatoichi learns that a gang of criminals and a corrupt official are forcing young women to work in a sweatshop against their will. Unable to stand for such cruelty, the blind swordsman does what he does best -- grabs his shiny sword and goes after the bad guys.

a.k.a. Zatoichi 18
Zatôichi hatashi-jô
座頭市果し状
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Zatoichi's Cane Sword (1967)

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Zatoichi: Vol. 15: Zatoichi's Cane Sword - 2004-05-18 -

In his desperate attempts to rid a village of violence, Ichi (Shintarô Katsu) discovers the compelling truth about his sword -- a secret that just might come between him and his ability to overpower the malicious yakuza. When an expert blacksmith (Eijirô Tôno) warns Ichi that his sword will soon break, he wonders if this may be a sign that his fighting days are over. Kimiyoshi Yasuda directs this well-received entry in the Zatoichi franchise.

a.k.a. Zatoichi 15
Zatôichi tekka tabi
座頭市鉄火旅
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Playtime (1967)

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Playtime 2009-08-18 2006-09-05 -

The celebrated Jacques Tati directs and stars in this brilliantly eccentric ode to humanity. Tati plays Monsieur Hulot, a Parisian who's befuddled by the changes he witnesses in his beloved city, which has grown increasingly touristy. As Hulot roams the uncomfortably modern Paris with a group of American tourists, his story epitomizes the struggle of modern man to maintain a soul in the face of an impersonal world.

a.k.a. Play Time
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In the Mood for Love (2001)

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In the Mood for Love - 2002-03-05 2012-07-01
2013-10-01

In 1962 Hong Kong, neighboring married apartment-dwellers Mr. Chow and Mrs. Chan discover that their spouses are having an affair. The two spend time together and find they have much in common, but vow never to behave like their unfaithful mates.

a.k.a. Fa yeung nin wa
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Zatoichi on the Road (1963)

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Zatoichi: Vol. 5: On the Road - 2002-10-22 -

While Ichi and his companion are traveling to a village where the local gang leader wants to hire Ichi as a bodyguard, a rival gang attacks the pair. After negotiating safe passage, the blind masseur encounters a dying man -- and more trouble. He wants to help a servant girl escape after a feudal lord has just raped her. Agreeing to help the girl get back to her family, Zatoichi realizes he will have to take on both gangs to make it through.

a.k.a. Zatoichi 5
Zatôichi kenka-tabi
座頭市喧嘩旅
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Zatoichi's Revenge (1965)

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Zatoichi: Vol. 10: Zatoichi's Revenge - 2003-08-19 -

When a diabolical scheme to enslave young women and force them into prostitution causes his old master to be murdered in cold blood, Ichi sets mercy aside until his vengeance is meted out and the young women are set free.

a.k.a. Zatoichi 10
Zatôichi nidan-kiri
座頭市二段斬り
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Throne of Blood (1957)

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Throne of Blood 2014-02-07 2003-05-27 -

Director Akira Kurosawa's magnificent rumination on Shakespeare's tragic "Macbeth" is a dark samurai drama set in feudal Japan, in which two soldiers -- Washizu (Toshirô Mifune) and Miki (Minoru Chiaki) -- find themselves lost in a dense forest during a powerful thunderstorm. When they encounter a ghostly old woman who predicts Washizu will soon rise to power, the soldier embarks on a murderously ambitious path and quickly fulfills the prophecy.

a.k.a. Kumonosu-jō
蜘蛛巣城
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