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Boiler Room (2000)

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A college dropout gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm and is on the fast track to success—but the job might not be as legitimate as it sounds.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Younger
CAST:  Giovanni Ribisi  •  Vin Diesel  •  Nia Long  •  Tom Everett Scott

A college dropout gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm and is on the fast track to success—but the job might not be as legitimate as it sounds.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Younger
CAST:  Giovanni Ribisi  •  Vin Diesel  •  Nia Long  •  Tom Everett Scott

For Love or Money (1993)

New York concierge Doug Ireland wants to go into business for himself and refurbish a hotel on Roosevelt Island, N.Y., but he needs an investor. With a few weeks left before his option on the site runs out, Doug agrees to help wealthy Christian Hanover conceal his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Gabrielle Anwar  •  Anthony Higgins  •  Fyvush Finkel

New York concierge Doug Ireland wants to go into business for himself and refurbish a hotel on Roosevelt Island, N.Y., but he needs an investor. With a few weeks left before his option on the site runs out, Doug agrees to help wealthy Christian Hanover conceal his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Gabrielle Anwar  •  Anthony Higgins  •  Fyvush Finkel

Less than Zero (1987)

A college freshman returns to Los Angeles for Christmas at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marek Kanievska
CAST:  Andrew McCarthy  •  Jami Gertz  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  James Spader

A college freshman returns to Los Angeles for Christmas at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marek Kanievska
CAST:  Andrew McCarthy  •  Jami Gertz  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  James Spader

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

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The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in Massachusetts, United States.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Julia Stiles  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal

The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in Massachusetts, United States.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Julia Stiles  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal

Pollock (2000)

In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has fittingly been called "an artist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ed Harris
CAST:  Ed Harris  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Tom Bower  •  Jennifer Connelly

In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has fittingly been called "an artist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ed Harris
CAST:  Ed Harris  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Tom Bower  •  Jennifer Connelly

Syriana (2005)

The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a Switzerland-based energy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Gaghan
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Matt Damon  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Chris Cooper

The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a Switzerland-based energy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Gaghan
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Matt Damon  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Chris Cooper

The Exorcist (1973)

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12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to her last hope: ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Ellen Burstyn  •  Jason Miller  •  Max von Sydow  •  Lee J. Cobb

12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to her last hope: ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Ellen Burstyn  •  Jason Miller  •  Max von Sydow  •  Lee J. Cobb

Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

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The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Wain
CAST:  Janeane Garofalo  •  David Hyde Pierce  •  Marguerite Moreau  •  Michael Ian Black

The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Wain
CAST:  Janeane Garofalo  •  David Hyde Pierce  •  Marguerite Moreau  •  Michael Ian Black

Party Girl (1995)

Although Mary has little income, she still finds ways to spend her nights at clubs. After being arrested for throwing an illegal rave, she asks her aunt Judy for bail money. Judy then finds Mary a job at her library so that Mary can repay her. Initially, Mary finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daisy von Scherler Mayer
CAST:  Parker Posey  •  Liev Schreiber  •  Anthony DeSando  •  Guillermo Díaz

Although Mary has little income, she still finds ways to spend her nights at clubs. After being arrested for throwing an illegal rave, she asks her aunt Judy for bail money. Judy then finds Mary a job at her library so that Mary can repay her. Initially, Mary finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daisy von Scherler Mayer
CAST:  Parker Posey  •  Liev Schreiber  •  Anthony DeSando  •  Guillermo Díaz

The Rookie (1990)

Veteran cop Nick Pulovski is used to playing musical partners; many of the partners he's had in the past have died on the job, and often as a result of Nick's risky tactics. But the rookie who's been assigned to help Nick bust a carjacking ring is almost as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Charlie Sheen  •  Raúl Juliá  •  Sônia Braga

Veteran cop Nick Pulovski is used to playing musical partners; many of the partners he's had in the past have died on the job, and often as a result of Nick's risky tactics. But the rookie who's been assigned to help Nick bust a carjacking ring is almost as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Charlie Sheen  •  Raúl Juliá  •  Sônia Braga

Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)

Norman Bates is again released from the mental hospital he was placed in at the end of Psycho III after serving another few years and is apparently rehabiliated for the second time. Norman is now married to a young nurse named Connie and is expecting a child. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Henry Thomas  •  Olivia Hussey  •  CCH Pounder

Norman Bates is again released from the mental hospital he was placed in at the end of Psycho III after serving another few years and is apparently rehabiliated for the second time. Norman is now married to a young nurse named Connie and is expecting a child. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Henry Thomas  •  Olivia Hussey  •  CCH Pounder

Geoffrey Beene 30 (1993)

A profile of fashion designer Geoffrey Beene, on his 30 years in the industry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Kalin
CAST:  Eunice Anderson  •  Belinda Becker  •  Nicole Burdette  •  Claire Danes

A profile of fashion designer Geoffrey Beene, on his 30 years in the industry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Kalin
CAST:  Eunice Anderson  •  Belinda Becker  •  Nicole Burdette  •  Claire Danes

The Bell Jar (1979)

Adaptation of the 1963 novel by Sylvia Plath. Details a young woman's summer in New York working for a Mademoiselle-like magazine, return home to New England, and subsequent breakdown all amidst the horrors of the fifties, from news of the Rosenbergs' execution to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Peerce
CAST:  Marilyn Hassett  •  Julie Harris  •  Jameson Parker  •  Anne Jackson

Adaptation of the 1963 novel by Sylvia Plath. Details a young woman's summer in New York working for a Mademoiselle-like magazine, return home to New England, and subsequent breakdown all amidst the horrors of the fifties, from news of the Rosenbergs' execution to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Peerce
CAST:  Marilyn Hassett  •  Julie Harris  •  Jameson Parker  •  Anne Jackson

Family Remains (1993)

A woman and her mother deal with the arrival of her father's dead body.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tamara Jenkins
CAST:  Annette Arnold  •  Kevin Corrigan  •  Philip Levy  •  Donna Mitchell

A woman and her mother deal with the arrival of her father's dead body.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tamara Jenkins
CAST:  Annette Arnold  •  Kevin Corrigan  •  Philip Levy  •  Donna Mitchell

The Portrait (1993)

After a long absence, artist Margaret Church returns to her aging parent's home to finish a portrait of them, only to to discover that her parents have decided to sell their home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Cecilia Peck  •  Paul McCrane

After a long absence, artist Margaret Church returns to her aging parent's home to finish a portrait of them, only to to discover that her parents have decided to sell their home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Cecilia Peck  •  Paul McCrane

The Happy Hooker (1975)

Having emigrated to New York and immediately got the kiss-off from her mother-besotted fiance, a Dutch lass takes a well-paid office job and starts liberally sampling the local male talent. After a while she decides to make her pleasure her business too, and as her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Sgarro
CAST:  Lynn Redgrave  •  Jean-Pierre Aumont  •  Lovelady Powell  •  Tom Poston

Having emigrated to New York and immediately got the kiss-off from her mother-besotted fiance, a Dutch lass takes a well-paid office job and starts liberally sampling the local male talent. After a while she decides to make her pleasure her business too, and as her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Sgarro
CAST:  Lynn Redgrave  •  Jean-Pierre Aumont  •  Lovelady Powell  •  Tom Poston

Silent Prey (1997)

Jewish NYPD cop Carol Shaya is assigned to pose as the new student at a Catholic girls’ school in order to catch a nun rapist who is targeting that place.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Avitabile
CAST:  Carol Shaya Castro  •  Neal Jones  •  Donna Mitchell  •  Brian Belovitch

Jewish NYPD cop Carol Shaya is assigned to pose as the new student at a Catholic girls’ school in order to catch a nun rapist who is targeting that place.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Avitabile
CAST:  Carol Shaya Castro  •  Neal Jones  •  Donna Mitchell  •  Brian Belovitch

Moving Target (1988)

A teenage musician goes on the run from killers and the police when he returns home to find his home empty and his family gone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Thomson
CAST:  Bernie Coulson  •  Sasha Jenson  •  Tom Fridley  •  Jason Bateman

A teenage musician goes on the run from killers and the police when he returns home to find his home empty and his family gone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Thomson
CAST:  Bernie Coulson  •  Sasha Jenson  •  Tom Fridley  •  Jason Bateman

Big Blonde (1980)

High-spirited model Hazel decides that she should settle down in this stage play based on a Dorothy Parker short story. But her marriage to traveling salesman Herbie Morse fails to satisfy her due to his alcoholism and frequent absences. Dispirited and bored, Hazel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirk Browning
CAST:  Sally Kellerman  •  Victor Griffin  •  Harris Laskawy  •  Trey Wilson

High-spirited model Hazel decides that she should settle down in this stage play based on a Dorothy Parker short story. But her marriage to traveling salesman Herbie Morse fails to satisfy her due to his alcoholism and frequent absences. Dispirited and bored, Hazel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirk Browning
CAST:  Sally Kellerman  •  Victor Griffin  •  Harris Laskawy  •  Trey Wilson

The Ice Storm (1997)

In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hood family is skidding out of control. Then an ice storm hits, the worst in a century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Joan Allen  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Henry Czerny

In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hood family is skidding out of control. Then an ice storm hits, the worst in a century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Joan Allen  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Henry Czerny
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