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Cruella(2021)

PG-13
| 2h 14min | Comedy, Crime
4.2/5 (with 2,439 votes)

In 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, a young grifter named Estella is determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute. But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.

Candyman(2021)

R
| 1h 31min | Horror, Thriller

Anthony and his partner move into a loft in the now gentrified Cabrini. After a chance encounter with an old-timer exposes Anthony to the true story behind Candyman, he unknowingly opens a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence.

Batman: Soul of the Dragon(2021)

3.6/5 (with 89 votes)

Bruce Wayne faces a deadly menace from his past, with the help of three former classmates: world-renowned martial artists Richard Dragon, Ben Turner and Lady Shiva.

Directed by Sam Liu

A Dog's Purpose(2017)

3.8/5 (with 1,265 votes)

A dog goes on quest to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes with multiple owners.

The Drug King(2018)

2h 19min | Crime, Action, Drama
3.2/5 (with 37 votes)

Busan, South Korea, 1970s. Lee Doo-sam is a small-time smuggler. After helping a drug gang to smuggle meth, he falls into the dark crime world. Quick-witted and full of ambition, he eventually takes over the drug underworld and starts to lead a double life: a good community leader during the day but an infamous drug lord during the night.

Bound by Honor(1993)

4.1/5 (with 390 votes)

Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", and the story focuses on how a violent crime and the influence of narcotics alter their lives. Miklo is incarcerated and sent to San Quentin, where he makes a "home" for himself. Cruz becomes an exceptional artist, but a heroin addiction overcomes him with tragic results. Paco becomes a cop and an enemy to his "carnal", Miklo.

Forrest Gump(1994)

PG-13
| 2h 22min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
4.3/5 (with 10,500 votes)

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events—in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. But despite all he has achieved, his one true love eludes him.

Respect(2021)

PG-13
| 2h 25min | Documentary, Drama, History, Music

The rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom.

Directed by Liesl Tommy - With Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker

Minions: The Rise of Gru(2022)

A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them, with the backup of his followers, the Minions.

Directed by Kyle Balda

Life of Pi(2012)

PG
| 2h 7min | Adventure, Drama, Action
3.7/5 (with 5,470 votes)

The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

Free Fire(2017)

R
| 1h 30min | Action, Crime, Mystery
3.2/5 (with 415 votes)

A crime drama set in 1970s Boston, about a gun sale which goes wrong.

GoodFellas(1990)

R
| 2h 25min | Drama, Crime
4.3/5 (with 4,562 votes)

The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

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Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare(1991)

R
| 1h 29min | Horror, Thriller, Comedy
2.7/5 (with 435 votes)

Just when you thought it was safe to sleep, Freddy Krueger returns in this sixth installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street films, as psychologist Maggie Burroughs, tormented by recurring nightmares, meets a patient with the same horrific dreams. Their quest for answers leads to a certain house on Elm Street -- where the nightmares become reality.

The Irishman(2019)

R
| 3h 29min | Crime, Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 2,401 votes)

Pennsylvania, 1956. Frank Sheeran, a war veteran of Irish origin who works as a truck driver, accidentally meets mobster Russell Bufalino. Once Frank becomes his trusted man, Bufalino sends him to Chicago with the task of helping Jimmy Hoffa, a powerful union leader related to organized crime, with whom Frank will maintain a close friendship for nearly twenty years.

The Godfather: Part III(1990)

R
| 2h 50min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 2,214 votes)

In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.

A Beautiful Mind(2001)

PG-13
| 2h 15min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 3,900 votes)

John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button(2008)

PG-13
| 2h 46min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 4,926 votes)

I was born under unusual circumstances. And so begins. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans, from the end of World War I in 1918 into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man's life can be. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett with Taraji P. Henson, Tilda Swinton, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas and Julia Ormond, Benjamin Button, is a grand tale of a not-so-ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.

City of God(2002)

R
| 2h 10min | Drama, Crime
4.2/5 (with 2,602 votes)

Buscapé was raised in a very violent environment. Despite the feeling that all odds were against him, he finds out that life can be seen with other eyes...

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.

American Made(2017)

R
| 1h 55min | Action, Crime, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 1,674 votes)

The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story(2009)

NR
| 1h 26min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 181 votes)

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story is a movie based on the life story of world-renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson from 1961 to 1987.

The Big Short(2015)

R
| 2h 11min | Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 3,387 votes)

The men who made millions from a global economic meltdown.

Brokeback Mountain(2005)

R
| 2h 14min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 2,586 votes)

Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflict.

Lovelace(2013)

R
| 1h 32min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 256 votes)

Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.

Selena(1997)

PG
| 2h 7min | Music, Drama, History
3.9/5 (with 461 votes)

In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for her guitarist, Chris Perez, who draws the ire of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.

I, Tonya(2017)

R
| 2h | Drama
3.8/5 (with 2,227 votes)

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Trick 'r Treat(2007)

R
| 1h 22min | Horror, Thriller, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 601 votes)

Four interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: an everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the one guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank, and a bitter old recluse receives an uninvited guest.

Rocketman(2019)

R
| 2h 1min | Drama, History, Music
3.7/5 (with 1,694 votes)

The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

The Theory of Everything(2014)

PG-13
| 2h 3min | Drama, Romance / Love
4.0/5 (with 4,373 votes)

The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.

Red Dog(2011)

3.6/5 (with 126 votes)

The legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

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