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Luca(2021)

4.1/5 (with 2,052 votes)

Luca and his best friend Alberto experience an unforgettable summer on the Italian Riviera. But all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.

Directed by Enrico Casarosa

Ford v Ferrari(2019)

PG-13
| 2h 33min | Action, Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 2,478 votes)

American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.

Knowing(2009)

3.1/5 (with 1,956 votes)

A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold.

The Godfather: Part II(1974)

R
| 3h 22min | Drama, Crime
4.3/5 (with 4,364 votes)

In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.

Justice League: The New Frontier(2008)

3.5/5 (with 181 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?

Psycho(1960)

R
| 1h 49min | Horror, Drama, Thriller
4.2/5 (with 3,739 votes)

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 manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother.

Watchmen(2009)

R
| 2h 43min | Action, Mystery, Science Fiction
3.7/5 (with 3,498 votes)

In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited heroes set out to prevent their own destruction, but in doing so uncover a sinister plot that puts all of humanity in grave danger.

Dead Poets Society(1989)

PG
| 2h 8min | Drama
4.2/5 (with 4,162 votes)

At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.

Bad Times at the El Royale(2018)

R
| 2h 21min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 1,309 votes)

Lake Tahoe, 1969. Seven strangers, each one with a secret to bury, meet at El Royale, a decadent motel with a dark past. In the course of a fateful night, everyone will have one last shot at redemption.

Grease(1978)

PG
| 1h 50min | Romance / Love, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 2,820 votes)

Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends?

Stand by Me(1986)

R
| 1h 29min | Crime, Drama
4.0/5 (with 2,092 votes)

Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern are four friends who decide to hike to find the corpse of Ray Brower, a local teenager, who was hit by a train while plucking blueberries in the wild.

Suburbicon(2017)

R
| 1h 45min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
2.9/5 (with 662 votes)

In the quiet family town of Suburbicon during the 1950s, the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture-perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge and murder.

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The Dyatlov Pass Incident(2013)

R
| 1h 40min | Thriller, Mystery
2.9/5 (with 222 votes)

In February of 1959, nine Russian hikers ventured into a remote area of the Ural Mountains. Two weeks later, all of them were found dead. What happened is a mystery that has baffled investigators and researchers for decades. It has become known as the Dyatlov Pass Incident. When five ambitious American college students are issued a grant to return to the site of the original events, they gear up with the belief that they can uncover and document the truth of what happened to the supposedly experienced hikers. But what they find is more shocking than anything they could have imagined. Retracing the steps of the Russians' ill-fated journey, the students are plagued by strange and increasingly terrifying phenomena that suggest that in spite of the desolate surroundings, they are not alone. The forces at work in the Dyatlov Pass Incident have been waiting for them.

The Apartment(1960)

NR
| 2h 5min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
4.1/5 (with 754 votes)

Bud Baxter is a minor clerk in a huge New York insurance company, until he discovers a quick way to climb the corporate ladder. He lends out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. Although he often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits, one night he's left with a major problem to solve.

The Nut Job(2014)

2.9/5 (with 369 votes)

Surly, a curmudgeon, independent squirrel is banished from his park and forced to survive in the city. Lucky for him, he stumbles on the one thing that may be able to save his life, and the rest of park community, as they gear up for winter - Maury's Nut Store.

Directed by Peter Lepeniotis

La Bamba(1987)

PG-13
| 1h 48min | Drama, Music
3.6/5 (with 243 votes)

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

Movie 43(2013)

R
| 1h 30min | Comedy
2.3/5 (with 878 votes)

Fifteen directors and an all-star cast created this twisted comedy that follows three teens on the hunt for the world's most banned film.

Chocolat(2000)

PG-13
| 2h 1min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 1,289 votes)

A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group of Boat Gypsies float down the river the prejudices of the Mayor leads to a crisis.

The Hudsucker Proxy(1994)

PG
| 1h 51min | Comedy, Drama
3.6/5 (with 359 votes)

A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.

Badlands(1973)

PG
| 1h 34min | Crime
3.8/5 (with 405 votes)

A dramatization of the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the 1950s, in which a teenage girl and her twenty-something boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.

Directed by Terrence Malick - With Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri, Terrence Malick, Charles Fitzpatrick, ...

Infamous(2006)

R
| 1h 50min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 68 votes)

While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.

I'm Not There(2007)

R
| 2h 15min | Drama, Music
3.4/5 (with 249 votes)

Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.

Inventing the Abbotts(1997)

R
| 1h 50min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 73 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.

Desert Hearts(1985)

1h 31min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 45 votes)

The story of straight-edge literature professor Vivian who travels to Reno to get away from a relationship breakup when she falls in love with an attractive and unconventional girl named Cay.

The Illusionist(2010)

PG
| 1h 20min | Animation, Drama
3.7/5 (with 205 votes)

A French illusionist travels to Scotland to work. He meets a young woman in a small village. Their ensuing adventure in Edinburgh changes both their lives forever.

Directed by Sylvain Chomet

The Producers(2005)

PG-13
| 2h 14min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 173 votes)

After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.

Operation Petticoat(1959)

PG
| 2h 4min | Action, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 113 votes)

A World War II submarine commander finds himself stuck with a damaged sub, a con-man executive officer, and a group of army nurses.

Grease Live(2016)

2h 10min | TV Movie, Music
3.6/5 (with 129 votes)

After enjoying a holiday romance, high school students Danny and Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High, where she must contend with cynical Rizzo and the Pink Ladies.

Directed by Thomas Kail, Alex Rudzinski - With Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Hudgens

Hitchcock(2012)

PG-13
| 1h 38min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 581 votes)

HITCHCOCK follows the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of his most famous horror-thriller film, PSYCHO, and the trials and tribulations the director faced from Hollywood censorships.

This Boy's Life(1993)

R
| 1h 55min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 341 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.

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