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Seven Samurai
One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, SEVEN SAMURAI (Shichinin no samurai) tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This three-hour ride from Akira…
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Oldboy
Oh Dae-su is an ordinary Seoul businessman with a wife and young daughter who, after a drunken night on the town, is locked up in a strange, private "prison" for 15 years. No one tells him why he's there or…
The Battle of Algiers
One of the most influential political films in history, THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS, by Gillo Pontecorvo, vividly re-creates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both…
Fear And Desire
Virtually unseen since its theatrical premiere in 1953, FEAR AND DESIRE was the ambitious first feature film by legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. An existential war film often compared with the director's PATHS OF GLORY (1957) and FULL METAL JACKET (1987),…
13 Assassins - Jûsan-nin no shikaku
A sadistic Daimyo (feudal lord) rapes a woman and murders both her and her husband, the matter is quickly hushed up. Not only will there be no punishment, but because the Daimyo is the Shogun's younger brother, he will soon…
Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas
An arresting medieval epic starring Mads Mikkelsen, Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas explores the high cost of vengeance. With the age of feudalism in decline, Europe rests at a tense crossroads between the old world and the…
Journey's End
The Great War - March, 1918. C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches of northern France, led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope. With a German offensive imminently approaching, the company anxiously awaits their unknown fate. Based on…
Rommel
This action-filled historical drama depicts the harrowing seven final months in the life of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, known as the "Desert Fox." Winner of Best Actor - National (Ulrich Tukur) at the Bambi Awards . Nominated for Favorite…
The King's Choice - Kongens nei
Based on the true story about the three dramatic days in April 1940 when the King of Norway was presented with an unimaginable ultimatum from the German armed forces: Surrender or die. After three days of desperately trying to evade…
Catch-22
Oscar winner Mike Nichols superbly directs this cinematic adaptation of Joseph Heller's scathing black comedy about a small group of pilots in the Mediterranean in 1944. There are winners and losers, opportunists and survivors. Separately and together they are nervous,…
Yojimbo
The incomparable Toshiro Mifune stars in Akira Kurosawa's visually stunning and darkly comic YOJIMBO. To rid a terror-stricken village of corruption, wily masterless samurai Sanjuro turns a range war between two evil clans to his own advantage. Remade twice, by…
They Call Me Jeeg - Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot
Enzo, an ex-con from the poor outskirts of Rome, puts his newfound superpowers to use furthering his career as a delinquent, a fact which makes the local crime bosses far from happy. When he falls in love with Alessia, an…
Stagecoach
This is where it all started. John Ford's smash hit and enduring masterpiece revolutionized the western, elevating it from B movie to the A-list and establishing the genre as we know it today. The quintessential tale of a group of…
A Touch of Sin
A "brilliant exploration of violence and corruption in contemporary China" (Jon Frosch, The Atlantic ), A TOUCH OF SIN was inspired by four shocking (and true) events that forced the world's fastest growing economy into a period of self-examination. Written…
Aguirre, the Wrath of God - Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes
Noted by legendary film critic Roger Ebert as one of his top ten favorite films of all time, this masterpiece from Oscar-nominated director Werner Herzog is an unforgettable portrait of madness and power. In the mid-16th century, after annihilating the…
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The Wages of Fear
Set In a squalid South American oil town, where four desperate men sign on for a suicide mission to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over a treacherous mountain route. As they ferry their explosive cargo to a faraway oil fire,…
War and Peace
Leo Tolstoy's literary masterpiece comes to life in this epic film classic, featuring the talents of some of the greatest names from Hollywood's Golden Age. Starring Audrey Hepburn as Natasha, Henry Fonda as Pierre, and Mel Ferrer as Prince Andrei,…
Boondock Saints
Fraternal twins Murphy (Norman Reedus, THE WALKING DEAD) and Connor (Sean Patrick Flanery, POWDER) become vigilantes after killing two members of the Russian Mafia in self-defense. After both experience an epiphany, the brothers set out to rid Boston of evil…
48 Hrs.
Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy an unusual and entertaining tear in Walter Hill's roller coaster thriller, 48 HRS. Nolte is a rough-edged cop after two vicious cop-killers. He can't do it without the help of smooth and dapper Murphy, who…
Ashes and Diamonds
Adrzej Wadja's film open on the last day of World War II in a small town somewhere in Poland, as Polish exiles of war and the occupying Soviet forces confront the beginning of a new day and a new Poland.…