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Motherless Brooklyn(2019)

R
| 2h 25min | Drama, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 444 votes)

New York City, 1957. Lionel Essrog, a private detective living with Tourette syndrome, tries to solve the murder of his mentor and best friend, armed only with vague clues and the strength of his obsessive mind.

Justice League: The New Frontier(2008)

3.5/5 (with 171 votes)

The human race is threatened by a powerful creature, and only the combined power of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and The Flash can stop it. But can they overcome their differences to thwart this enemy using the combined strength of their newly formed Justice League?

The Iron Giant(1999)

4.0/5 (with 2,008 votes)

In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.

Friday the 13th(1980)

R
| 1h 35min | Horror
3.2/5 (with 941 votes)

Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.

The Devil All the Time(2020)

R
| 2h 18min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 959 votes)

In Knockemstiff, Ohio and its neighboring backwoods, sinister characters converge around young Arvin Russell as he fights the evil forces that threaten him and his family.

Directed by Antonio Campos

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull(2008)

PG-13
| 2h 2min | Adventure, Action
3.0/5 (with 3,017 votes)

Set during the Cold War, the Soviets—led by sword-wielding Irina Spalko—are in search of a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold. Indy is coerced to head to Peru at the behest of a young man whose friend—and Indy's colleague—Professor Oxley has been captured for his knowledge of the skull's whereabouts.

Flipped(2010)

PG
| 1h 29min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.9/5 (with 863 votes)

When Juli meets Bryce in the second grade, she knows it's true love. After spending six years trying to convince Bryce the same, she's ready to give up - until he starts to reconsider.

Palm Trees in the Snow(2015)

3.8/5 (with 211 votes)

Spain, 2003. An accidental discovery leads Clarence to travel from the snowy mountains of Huesca to Equatorial Guinea, to visit the land where her father Jacobo and her uncle Kilian spent most of their youth, the island of Fernando Poo.

Christine(1983)

R
| 1h 50min | Horror
3.4/5 (with 631 votes)

Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind the wheel of his exotic beauty. Arnie's girlfriend Leigh and best friend Dennis reach out to him, only to be met by a Fury like no other.

Raging Bull(1980)

R
| 2h 9min | Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 1,471 votes)

The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.

The Perfect Game(2010)

PG
| 1h 58min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 41 votes)

Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series.

Directed by William Dear - With Clifton Collins, Cheech Marin, Moisés Arias, Jake T. Austin, Ryan Ochoa, Carlos Padilla, Sr., ...

La Bamba(1987)

PG-13
| 1h 48min | Drama, Music
3.6/5 (with 228 votes)

Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.

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Bridge of Spies(2015)

PG-13
| 2h 21min | Thriller, Drama
3.6/5 (with 2,743 votes)

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man's freedom through a prisoner exchange. If all goes well, the Russians would get Rudolf Abel, the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court.

Far from Heaven(2002)

PG-13
| 1h 47min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 193 votes)

In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.

Bad Ass(2012)

R
| 1h 30min | Action, Drama
2.9/5 (with 140 votes)

Decorated Vietnam hero, Frank Vega returns home only to get shunned by society leaving him without a job or his high school sweetheart. It's not until forty years later when an incident on a commuter bus makes him a local hero where he's suddenly celebrated once again. But his good fortune suddenly turns for the worse when his best friend is murdered and the police aren't doing anything about it.

The Butler(2013)

PG-13
| 2h 12min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 1,169 votes)

A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.

Trumbo(2015)

R
| 2h 4min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 597 votes)

The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.

Inventing the Abbotts(1997)

R
| 1h 50min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 62 votes)

In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break the hearts of rich young women. But sensitive Doug has a real romance with Pamela, which Jacey and the Abbott patriarch, Lloyd, both frown upon.

Braindead(1992)

R
| 1h 43min | Horror, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 525 votes)

When a Sumatran rat-monkey bites Lionel Cosgrove's mother, she's transformed into a zombie and begins killing (and transforming) the entire town while Lionel races to keep things under control.

The Battle of Algiers(1966)

2h 1min | Drama, War, History
4.0/5 (with 225 votes)

Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in 1957. The film traces the rebels' struggle and the increasingly extreme measures taken by the French government to quell the revolt.

October Sky(1999)

PG
| 1h 48min | Kids & Family, Drama
3.8/5 (with 398 votes)

Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.

The Blob(1958)

NR
| 1h 26min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.2/5 (with 178 votes)

A drive-in favorite, this sci-fi classic follows teenagers Steve and his best girl, Jane, as they try to protect their hometown from a gelatinous alien life form that engulfs everything it touches. The first to discover the substance and live to tell about it, Steve and Jane witness the blob destroying an elderly man, then it growing to a terrifying size. But no one else has seen the goo, and policeman Dave refuses to believe the kids without proof.

Directed by Irvin Yeaworth - With Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Olin Howland, Earl Rowe, Hugh Graham, 1st Baron Atholstan, John Benson, ...

Pumpkinhead(1988)

R
| 1h 26min | Fantasy, Horror
3.1/5 (with 135 votes)

A man conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.

The Man in the Moon(1991)

PG-13
| 1h 39min | Drama, Kids & Family, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 93 votes)

Maureen Trant and her younger sibling Dani share a strong connection, but local boy Court Foster threatens to throw their bond off balance. Dani and Court meet first and have a flirtatious rapport -- but when he meets Maureen, he falls hard and they begin a passionate affair. The new couple try to keep their love hidden from Dani, but she soon learns the truth, disavowing her sister. But a heartbreaking accident later reunites the girls.

20 Million Miles to Earth(1957)

NR
| 1h 22min | Science Fiction
3.2/5 (with 42 votes)

When the first manned flight to Venus returns to Earth, the rocket crash-lands in the Mediterranean near a small Italian fishing village. The locals manage to save one of the astronauts Colonel Calder, the mission commander. A young boy also recovers what turns out to be a specimen of an alien creature. Growing at a fantastic rate, it manages to escape and eventually threatens the city of Rome.

Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II(1987)

R
| 1h 37min | Horror
2.9/5 (with 50 votes)

When Hamilton High's Prom Queen of 1957, Mary Lou Maloney is killed by her jilted boyfriend, she comes back for revenge 30 years later. Bill Nordham is now the principle of Hamilton High and his son is about to attend the prom with Vicki Carpenter. However, she is possessed by Mary Lou Maloney after opening a trunk in the school's basement. Now Bill must face the horror he left behind in 1957.

Directed by Bruce Pittman - With Michael Ironside, Louis Ferreira, Richard Monette, Michael Evans, Steve Atkinson, Terri Hawkes, ...

The Right Stuff(1983)

PG
| 3h 13min | History, Drama
3.8/5 (with 289 votes)

A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow 'boy scout' of the bunch who was the first American to orbit the earth; and the remaining pilots: Deke Slayton, Scott Carpenter and Wally Schirra.

This Boy's Life(1993)

R
| 1h 55min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 334 votes)

When a son and mother move to Seattle in hopes for a better life, the mother meets a seemingly polite man. Things go south when the man turns out to be abusive, endangering their lives. As the mother struggles to maintain hope in an impossible situation, the son has plans to escape.

Dr. Giggles(1992)

R
| 1h 35min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
2.8/5 (with 45 votes)

In 1957, Evan Rendell flees after his father is lynched for killing multiple patients in his effort to find a replacement heart for his ailing wife. After 35 years, Evan escapes from a mental institution and returns to town for revenge, killing off residents one by one. When Jennifer and her friends break into the Rendell house out of morbid curiosity, Evan notices Jennifer has a heart condition similar to his mother and decides to make her his final victim.

Where the Truth Lies(2005)

R
| 1h 47min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 86 votes)

An ambitious reporter probes the reasons behind the sudden split of a 1950s comedy team.

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