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Psycho (1960)

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Psycho - 1998-05-26 -

When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where twitchy manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother. The place seems quirky but fine until Marion decides to take a shower. Director Alfred Hitchcock's Oscar-nominated shocker has been terrifying viewers for decades -- and for good reason.

a.k.a. Psyco
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Peeping Tom (1960)

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Peeping Tom - 1999-11-16 2011-07-01
2012-07-01

A disturbed filmmaker (Carl Boehm) literally kills with his camera in this ahead-of-its-time shocker from revered British director Michael Powell. Like the same year's Psycho, this film's combination of voyeurism, eroticism and horror repelled some 1960 critics, but its cult reputation soared in later years. Moira Shearer (star of Powell's The Red Shoes) makes an appearance, as does Powell himself (as Boehm's father in flashback).

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Taxi Driver (1976)

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Taxi Driver 2013-05-14 1999-06-15 2014-03-01

After a cute political campaign worker spurns him, an unhinged New York City cabbie decides to assassinate her candidate. Meanwhile, he tries to protect a child prostitute from a smooth-talking pimp in this gripping tale of urban decay and insanity.

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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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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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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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The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

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The Manchurian Candidate 2011-05-10 1998-03-24 -

Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey) is a Korean War hero with a lethal secret: He's been brainwashed by the communist Chinese. With one phone call, the Reds can transform Shaw into a deadly assassin -- unless fellow veteran Bennett Marco (Frank Sinatra) can stop them first. Some thrillers remain as suspenseful -- and timely -- as when they were first released, and this classic from director John Frankenheimer is one of the best.

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Inception (2010)

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Inception 2011-01-04 2011-01-04 -

In this mindbending sci-fi thriller, Dom Cobb runs an espionage business built around entering the subconscious of his targets to steal their thoughts. A new, complex job promises great rewards, but Cobb's personal demons threaten the operation.

a.k.a. Origen
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Solaris (1972)

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Solaris - 2002-11-26 -

Scientist Kris Kelvin travels to the mysterious planet Solaris to investigate the failure of an earlier mission. But when his long-dead wife appears on the space station, he realizes the planet has the power to materialize human desires. Director Andrei Tarkovsky's sci-fi cult classic, based on Stanislaw Lem's novel, presents an uncompromisingly unique and poetic meditation on space travel and its physical and existential ramifications.

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The Lady Vanishes (1938)

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The Lady Vanishes - 1998-05-27 2013-05-01

Traveling aboard a transcontinental train, young Iris Henderson (Margaret Lockwood) becomes alarmed when an acquaintance, elderly governess Miss Froy (Dame Mae Whitty), suddenly vanishes. Inexplicably, all the other passengers deny having seen the woman. So Iris turns to her lone ally -- handsome music scholar Gilbert Redman (Michael Redgrave) -- for help. As the two search for clues to Froy's disappearance, they uncloak a sinister plot.

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The Conversation (1974)

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The Conversation - 2000-12-12 2014-01-01

Francis Ford Coppola follows The Godfather with this intimate film about an audio surveillance expert who faces a moral quandary when he suspects that a couple whose conversation he's been hired to record will be murdered.

a.k.a. Der Dialog
La conversazione
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Laura (1944)

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Laura - 2005-03-15 -

Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney) has been murdered, and as New York City Det. Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) investigates, he finds that everyone seems to be in love with her -- and he, too, gradually falls under her spell. But things aren't always what they seem. Otto Preminger's classic mystery received four Academy Award nominations, including a nod for Best Director, and won the Oscar for Best Cinematography.

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Mulholland Drive (2001)

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Mulholland Dr. - 2002-04-09 2012-10-01
2013-05-01

Writer-director David Lynch weaves another mysteriously complex tale in this story about an amnesiac woman who's left stranded on Mulholland Drive and gets taken in by a young newcomer who's moved to Hollywood to pursue her dreams.

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Black Swan (2010)

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Black Swan 2011-04-26 2011-04-26 -

In director Darren Aronofsky's psychological thriller, ambitious New York City ballet dancer Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman) lands the lead in "Swan Lake" but soon thinks her dreams of stardom are threatened by a rival ballerina (Mila Kunis). As opening night nears and the pressure to be perfect builds, Nina's obsession descends into paranoia and delusion. Portman won an Academy Award for the film, which also nabbed an Oscar nod for Best Picture.

a.k.a. El cisne negro
Il cigno nero
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Fight Club (1999)

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Fight Club 2009-11-17 2000-06-06 -

An insomniac corporate drone (Edward Norton) meets roguish rebel Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), and together they form a cathartic but brutal underground society in which men fight each other freely in director David Fincher's sharp Oscar-nominated flick. But the line between reality and sleepless haze begins to blur when propagandist Durden transforms Fight Club from a group of non-conformists into a nihilistic cult. Helena Bonham Carter co-stars.

a.k.a. El club de la lucha
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Hidden (2005)

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Caché - 2006-06-27 -

Michael Haneke's psychological thriller centers on wealthy French couple Georges and Anne, who receive threatening videotapes and phone calls that could ruin their relationship. Georges realizes who the perpetrator is but refuses to tell Anne.

a.k.a. Caché
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12 Monkeys (1995)

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12 Monkeys 2009-07-28 1998-03-31 2012-07-01
2012-10-01

In the year 2035, convict James Cole volunteers reluctantly to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a virus that nearly wiped out civilization. But when Cole is mistakenly sent to 1990 instead of 1996, he's locked up in a mental hospital.

a.k.a. Doce monos
L'Armée des 12 singes
L'esercito delle 12 scimmie
Twelve Monkeys
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Memento (2000)

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Memento 2006-08-15 2001-09-04 2013-08-15

Misery (1990)

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Misery 2009-09-15 1998-12-29 2012-06-01
2012-09-01

Former nurse Annie Wilkes saves her idol, romance novelist Paul Sheldon, after he crashes his car during a blizzard. But when she learns he plans to kill off her heroine in his next volume, Annie morphs from nurturing caregiver to sadistic jailer.

a.k.a. Misery non deve morire
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Cape Fear (1962)

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Cape Fear - 2001-09-18 -

Released on parole after eight years in stir for rape and assault, Max Cady (Robert Mitchum) is hell-bent on vengeance. He heads straight for Sam Bowden (Gregory Peck), the ex-prosecutor responsible for Cady's stint in the slammer. When Bowden learns that Cady's payback plan includes the lawyer's wife and daughter, he's forced to go to extraordinary lengths to protect his family as Cady carries out a methodical crusade of terror.

a.k.a. Cape Fear - Il promontorio della paura
Kap der Angst
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The Wicker Man (1973)

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The Wicker Man 2014-01-07 2001-08-21 -

Moon (2009)

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Moon 2010-01-12 2010-01-12 -

As astronaut Sam Bell nears the end of a lonely three-year stint on the moon base Sarang, he begins to hear and see strange things. But it's not long before Sam suspects that his employer -- the conglomerate LUNAR -- has other plans for him.

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