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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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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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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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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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87

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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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Wake in Fright (1971)

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Wake in Fright - 2013-02-07 2013-10-15

A teacher arrives in a rough outback mining town, planning to stay overnight. But, as his one night stretches to five, he plunges toward his own destruction. The educated man is no more. What is left is a self-loathing man in a desolate wasteland.

a.k.a. Outback
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I Saw the Devil (2010)

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I Saw the Devil 2011-05-10 2011-05-10 2011-06-09

Secret agent Kim Soo-hyeon learns how far he'll go for revenge after his fiancée is brutally slain by a serial killer. With police baffled, Soo-hyeon decides to catch the murderer, but his growing violence makes him wonder who the monster really is.

a.k.a. Akmareul boatda
J'ai rencontré le Diable
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In the House (2012)

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83

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In the House 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 2013-11-23

Following (1998)

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Following 2012-12-11 2001-12-11 2013-11-20

Shutter Island (2010)

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Shutter Island 2010-06-08 2010-06-08 2010-12-31
2012-06-26

When Teddy Daniels -- a World War II veteran turned U.S. marshal -- probes the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions ... and by the evasive resident psychiatrist.

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Buried (2010)

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Buried 2011-01-18 2011-01-18 2011-09-02
2013-03-02

While on a job in Iraq, civilian contractor Paul Conroy is attacked and kidnapped, then awakens to find himself buried alive in the middle of the desert with nothing but a lighter, a candle, a cell phone and a knife.

a.k.a. Buried - Lebend begraden
Buried - Sepolto
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Don't Look Now (1973)

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Don't Look Now - 2002-09-03 2013-07-01
2013-10-01

After losing their daughter in a drowning accident, John and Laura Baxter relocate to Italy, where they meet a psychic who claims that she sees the child's spirit. Though Laura believes, John is dubious -- until he begins having psychic flashes.

a.k.a. Wenn die Gondeln Trauer tragen
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The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

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The Talented Mr. Ripley - 2000-06-27 2014-01-01

Naked Lunch (1991)

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80

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Naked Lunch - 2003-11-11 2011-01-01
2012-01-31

Director David Cronenberg brings William S. Burroughs' hallucinatory, "unfilmable" novel to the screen. Part-time exterminator and full-time drug addict Bill Lee (Peter Weller) plunges into the nightmarish netherworld of the Interzone, pursuing a mysterious project that leads him to confront sinister cabals and giant talking bugs.

a.k.a. Il pasto nudo
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The Machinist (2004)

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The Machinist 2009-05-19 2005-06-07 2015-01-01

Trevor Reznik hasn't slept in a year, and his physical and mental health have eroded. So when cryptic notes pop up in his apartment and he has visions of a co-worker nobody else can see, is it reality -- or just the next level of insomnia?

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The Game (1997)

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The Game 2012-09-25 1998-03-31 2011-11-20

Financial genius and coldhearted loner Nicholas receives an unusual birthday present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game formulated by the mysterious "CRS."

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Pi (1998)

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Pi - 1999-01-12 2014-04-01

This jarring black-and-white brain-bender is an examination of science, mathematics -- and one man's haunting numerical obsession.

a.k.a. π
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Dressed to Kill (1980)

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Dressed to Kill - 2001-08-28 2013-10-01

Brian De Palma directs this 1980 murder mystery. When a middle-aged wife and mother (Angie Dickinson) begins to doubt her own attractiveness, she turns to her therapist (Michael Caine), who declines her advances. But after her mysterious murder in an elevator, the detective assigned to the case (Dennis Franz) is content to do little to solve it, so a prostitute who witnessed the crime teams with the victim's only son to find out the truth.

a.k.a. Pulsions
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Manhunter (1986)

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Manhunter 2009-09-15 2001-01-30 2013-03-01
2013-03-15

In this prequel to The Silence of the Lambs, former FBI agent Will Graham returns to action to hunt down a serial killer. Graham retired after catching Hannibal Lecter, and now engages in a risky mind game with Lecter to capture a new murderer.

a.k.a. Manhunter - Roter Drache
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Marathon Man (1976)

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79


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