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Casablanca (1942)

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Casablanca 2008-12-02 1998-11-17 -

In this Oscar-winning classic, American expat Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) plays host to gamblers, thieves and refugees at his Moroccan nightclub during World War II ... but he never expected Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) - the woman who broke his heart -- to walk through that door. Ilsa hopes that with Rick's help, she and her fugitive husband (Paul Henreid) can escape to America. But the spark that brought the lovers together still burns brightly.

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Citizen Kane (1941)

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Citizen Kane 2011-09-13 2001-09-25 -

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial - 2002-10-22 -
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The 20th Anniversary (Original) - - -

Steven Spielberg's 1982 smash hit tells the heartwarming story of the special bond 10-year-old Elliot (Henry Thomas) forges with an alien he names E.T. The adventures they share as Elliot tries to hide his new friend and E.T. tries to get back to his planet ("E.T. phone home!") provide plenty of action, laughter and tears. Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote and a young Drew Barrymore co-star.

a.k.a. E.T. - Der Außerirdische
E.T. l'extra-terrestre
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My Left Foot (1989)

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My Left Foot - 2005-08-16 2014-01-01

Daniel Day-Lewis won an Oscar for his emotionally and physically complex portrayal of Irish writer Christy Brown, who was born with cerebral palsy and eventually learned to write using the only body part he could control: his left foot.

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West Side Story (1961)

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West Side Story 2011-11-15 1998-10-20 2014-01-01

The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

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The Passion of Joan of Arc - 1999-12-07 -

Considered director Carl Theodor Dreyer's finest achievement and one of the greatest movies of all time, this stunning emotional drama recounts the events surrounding Joan of Arc's 1431 heresy trial, burning at the stake and subsequent martyrdom. The film's original version, thought to have been lost to fire, was miraculously found in perfect condition in 1981. Maria Falconetti turns in a haunting performance as the young French saint.

a.k.a. La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc
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A Separation (2011)

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A Separation 2012-08-21 2012-08-21 -

An Iranian husband and wife split up over his decision to stay and care for his aging father instead of leaving the country with his family. But his fateful choice to hire a stranger to do most of the caretaking breeds unexpected consequences.

a.k.a. Jodaeiye Nader az Simin
Nader und Simin - Eine Trennung
Nader y Simin, una separación
Une séparation
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Amour (2012)

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Amour 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 -

In this 2012 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner, Georges and Anne, retired music teachers in their eighties, have a time-tested love. But as Anne's health fails, Georges becomes her caregiver, and the couple's bond is tested like never before.

a.k.a. Liebe
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Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

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Kramer vs. Kramer 2009-02-17 2001-08-28 2014-10-01

Ted (Dustin Hoffman) is a career-driven yuppie -- until he finds out his dissatisfied wife (Meryl Streep) is leaving him and their 6-year-old son. But just as Ted begins to love being a full-time parent, his wife reappears to reclaim the boy. Poignant and beautifully acted, this cinematic tearjerker swept the 1979 Academy Awards, winning Oscars for Hoffman and Streep in addition to Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay honors.

a.k.a. Kramer contra Kramer
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Million Dollar Baby (2004)

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Million Dollar Baby 2006-11-14 2005-07-12 -

Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro, and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.

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Big Fish (2003)

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Big Fish 2007-03-20 2004-04-27 2013-03-01
2013-10-01

In this disarming fantasy told largely through flashbacks, young reporter William Bloom attempts to learn more about his dying father by finding the truth behind a lifetime of his fanciful tall tales and legends of epic proportions.

a.k.a. Big Fish - Le storie di una vita incredibile
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The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

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The Sweet Hereafter - 1998-05-26 -

Director Atom Egoyan's haunting adaptation of Russell Banks's novel follows a grieving mountain community in the wake of a tragic school bus accident that takes the lives of numerous local children. A lawyer (Ian Holm) arrives in town to persuade the survivors to initiate a class-action lawsuit, driving apart the once tight-knit hamlet. Meanwhile, a teen crippled in the crash (Sarah Polley) must choose between mourning and moving on.

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Dead Man Walking (1995)

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Dead Man Walking 2011-05-10 1997-09-30 -

On death row for brutally slaying two teens, Matthew seeks the aid of activist nun Helen, a death penalty opponent. She becomes Matthew's spiritual adviser and tries to halt the execution, even though Matthew's professed innocence is dubious.

a.k.a. Dead Man Walking - Sein letzter Gang
La Dernière marche
Pena de muerte
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Rain Man (1988)

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Rain Man - 2007-01-30 2014-10-31

Fast-talking yuppie Charlie Babbitt is forced to slow down when he embarks on a life-changing cross-country odyssey with the brother he never knew he had, an autistic savant named Raymond who's spent most of his life in an institution.

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The Color Purple (1985)

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The Color Purple - 2003-02-18 -

My Life as a Dog (1985)

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My Life as a Dog 2011-09-13 1999-02-23 -

This Oscar-nominated gem offers an honest depiction of the often-confusing nature of childhood. Shipped off to live with his uncle for the summer, 12-year-old Ingmar finds unexpected adventures with the help of the town's warmhearted eccentrics. These experiences give him the strength to accept his life and eventually enjoy childhood.

a.k.a. Mitt Liv som hund
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Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

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Miracle on 34th Street - 1999-10-05 -
Miracle on 34th Street: B&W Version - 1999-10-05 2009-05-06
2012-01-01

When Santa falls down drunk in the Thanksgiving Day Parade, reluctant Macy's supervisor Doris Walker (Maureen O'Hara) offers the job to a bearded Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn, who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar) purporting to be the real Santa! During the Christmas season, he shares a flat with Doris's neighbor (John Payne), who has eyes for Doris. Kris hopes to unite the two while winning over Doris's skeptical 6-year-old daughter (Natalie Wood).

a.k.a. Das Wunder von Manhattan
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Rudy (1993)

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Rudy 2008-09-09 2000-09-26 2014-06-01

In this fact-based drama about the triumph of the human spirit, scrawny high schooler Rudy Ruettiger (Sean Astin) dreams of playing football at Notre Dame. But his father (Ned Beatty) can't afford to send him, so he ends up at a college across the street instead. Undaunted, Rudy eventually transfers to Notre Dame, where he takes on duties assisting the groundskeeper (Charles S. Dutton) and joins the school's practice squad.

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The Elephant Man (1980)

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The Elephant Man - 2001-12-11 -

In this Oscar-nominated drama based on a true story, physically abnormal John Merrick (John Hurt) endures ostracizing, taunting behavior as a sideshow attraction in mid-19th century England. Despite his horribly disfigured face and body and barely perceptible speech, concerned doctor Frederick Treves (Sir Anthony Hopkins) recognizes Merrick to be highly intelligent and works to save the Elephant Man's dignity. Directed by David Lynch.

a.k.a. Der Elefantenmensch
El Hombre Elefante
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Good Will Hunting (1997)

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Good Will Hunting 2012-08-21 1998-12-04 2014-11-01

When professors at MIT discover that an aimless young janitor working at the university is also a mathematical genius, a therapist helps the young man confront the demons that are holding him back.

a.k.a. El indomable Will Hunting
Will Hunting
Will Hunting - Genio ribelle
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)

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Life Is Beautiful 2011-10-04 1999-11-09 2014-01-01

A Jewish Italian waiter named Guido is sent to a Nazi concentration camp, along with his wife and their young son. Refusing to give up hope, Guido tries to protect his son's innocence by pretending that their imprisonment is an elaborate game.

a.k.a. Das Leben ist schön
La Vie est belle
La vita è bella
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What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

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What's Eating Gilbert Grape - 2001-11-27 2014-01-01

Sophie's Choice (1982)

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Sophie's Choice - 1998-04-21 -

Aspiring author Stingo shares a Brooklyn boarding house with winsome Polish émigré Sophie and her mercurial lover, Nathan, a union unsettled by Nathan's violent behavior and Sophie's disturbing recollections of her wartime experience.

a.k.a. Sophies Entscheidung
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Titanic (1997)

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Titanic - - 2014-04-01
Titanic 2012-09-10 2012-09-10 -


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