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Killing Them Softly (2012)

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Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Dominik
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Scoot McNairy  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Richard Jenkins

Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Dominik
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Scoot McNairy  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Richard Jenkins

Alien³ (1992)

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After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt and Hicks do not survive the crash, a more unwelcome visitor does. The prison does not ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Charles Dance  •  Pete Postlethwaite

After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt and Hicks do not survive the crash, a more unwelcome visitor does. The prison does not ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Charles Dance  •  Pete Postlethwaite

The Guest (2014)

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A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Wingard
CAST:  Dan Stevens  •  Maika Monroe  •  Sheila Kelley  •  Ethan Embry

A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Wingard
CAST:  Dan Stevens  •  Maika Monroe  •  Sheila Kelley  •  Ethan Embry

The Devil's Advocate (1977)

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A dying priest is commissioned to investigate the deeds of Giacomo Nerone, a dead wartime partisan, and find out if he truly is worthy of being canonized.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Green
CAST:  John Mills  •  Stéphane Audran  •  Jason Miller  •  Paola Pitagora

A dying priest is commissioned to investigate the deeds of Giacomo Nerone, a dead wartime partisan, and find out if he truly is worthy of being canonized.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Green
CAST:  John Mills  •  Stéphane Audran  •  Jason Miller  •  Paola Pitagora

Identity (2003)

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Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Ray Liotta  •  Amanda Peet  •  John Hawkes

Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Ray Liotta  •  Amanda Peet  •  John Hawkes

Delicatessen (1991)

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This bizarre surrealistic black comedy takes place in a small fictitious post-apocalyptic town where food is scarce and butcher Clapet has the macabre business of using human flesh to feed his customers. Yet when his daughter falls in love with his next slaughter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet  •  Marc Caro
CAST:  Dominique Pinon  •  Marie-Laure Dougnac  •  Jean-Claude Dreyfus  •  Karin Viard

This bizarre surrealistic black comedy takes place in a small fictitious post-apocalyptic town where food is scarce and butcher Clapet has the macabre business of using human flesh to feed his customers. Yet when his daughter falls in love with his next slaughter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet  •  Marc Caro
CAST:  Dominique Pinon  •  Marie-Laure Dougnac  •  Jean-Claude Dreyfus  •  Karin Viard

Ginger Snaps (2000)

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The story of two outcast sisters, Ginger and Brigitte, in the mindless suburban town of Bailey Downs. On the night of Ginger's first period, she is savagely attacked by a wild creature. Ginger's wounds miraculously heal but something is not quite right. Now ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Fawcett
CAST:  Katharine Isabelle  •  Kris Lemche  •  Mimi Rogers  •  Jesse Moss

The story of two outcast sisters, Ginger and Brigitte, in the mindless suburban town of Bailey Downs. On the night of Ginger's first period, she is savagely attacked by a wild creature. Ginger's wounds miraculously heal but something is not quite right. Now ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Fawcett
CAST:  Katharine Isabelle  •  Kris Lemche  •  Mimi Rogers  •  Jesse Moss

Dark City (1998)

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A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Proyas
CAST:  Rufus Sewell  •  William Hurt  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Jennifer Connelly

A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Proyas
CAST:  Rufus Sewell  •  William Hurt  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Jennifer Connelly

Horns (2013)

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In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Aja
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Juno Temple  •  Kelli Garner  •  James Remar

In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Aja
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Juno Temple  •  Kelli Garner  •  James Remar

99 Homes (2014)

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After his family is evicted from their home, proud and desperate construction worker Dennis Nash tries to win his home back by striking a deal with the devil and working for Rick Carver, the corrupt real estate broker who evicted him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ramin Bahrani
CAST:  Andrew Garfield  •  Laura Dern  •  Michael Shannon  •  Tim Guinee

After his family is evicted from their home, proud and desperate construction worker Dennis Nash tries to win his home back by striking a deal with the devil and working for Rick Carver, the corrupt real estate broker who evicted him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ramin Bahrani
CAST:  Andrew Garfield  •  Laura Dern  •  Michael Shannon  •  Tim Guinee

Barton Fink (1991)

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A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  John Turturro  •  John Goodman  •  Judy Davis  •  Michael Lerner

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  John Turturro  •  John Goodman  •  Judy Davis  •  Michael Lerner

Better Luck Tomorrow (2002)

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A group of over-achieving Asian-American high school seniors enjoy a power trip when they dip into extra-curricular criminal activities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Parry Shen  •  Jason Tobin  •  Sung Kang  •  Karin Anna Cheung

A group of over-achieving Asian-American high school seniors enjoy a power trip when they dip into extra-curricular criminal activities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Parry Shen  •  Jason Tobin  •  Sung Kang  •  Karin Anna Cheung

Filth (2013)

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A bigoted junkie cop suffering from bipolar disorder and drug addiction manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon S. Baird
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Imogen Poots  •  Jamie Bell  •  Joanne Froggatt

A bigoted junkie cop suffering from bipolar disorder and drug addiction manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon S. Baird
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Imogen Poots  •  Jamie Bell  •  Joanne Froggatt

Candyman (1992)

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The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernard Rose
CAST:  Virginia Madsen  •  Tony Todd  •  Xander Berkeley  •  Kasi Lemmons

The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernard Rose
CAST:  Virginia Madsen  •  Tony Todd  •  Xander Berkeley  •  Kasi Lemmons

Irreversible (2002)

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Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover take matters into their own hands and subsequently seek ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gaspar Noé
CAST:  Monica Bellucci  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Albert Dupontel  •  Jo Prestia

Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover take matters into their own hands and subsequently seek ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gaspar Noé
CAST:  Monica Bellucci  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Albert Dupontel  •  Jo Prestia

Annihilation (2018)

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A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Garland
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Gina Rodriguez  •  Oscar Isaac

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Garland
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Gina Rodriguez  •  Oscar Isaac

T2 Trainspotting (2017)

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After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Ewen Bremner  •  Robert Carlyle

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Ewen Bremner  •  Robert Carlyle

Stoker (2013)

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After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Park Chan-wook
CAST:  Mia Wasikowska  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Matthew Goode

After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Park Chan-wook
CAST:  Mia Wasikowska  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Matthew Goode

Heathers (1989)

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A girl who halfheartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: by killing the popular kids.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Christian Slater  •  Shannen Doherty  •  Lisanne Falk

A girl who halfheartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: by killing the popular kids.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Christian Slater  •  Shannen Doherty  •  Lisanne Falk

Bully (2001)

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Marty becomes fed up with his constant abuse from his best friend Bobby. Along with his girlfriend, also a victim of Bobby's cruel ways, Marty devises a plot for murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Clark
CAST:  Brad Renfro  •  Bijou Phillips  •  Nick Stahl  •  Rachel Miner

Marty becomes fed up with his constant abuse from his best friend Bobby. Along with his girlfriend, also a victim of Bobby's cruel ways, Marty devises a plot for murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Clark
CAST:  Brad Renfro  •  Bijou Phillips  •  Nick Stahl  •  Rachel Miner
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