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Dead Ringers (1988)

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Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the meeker of the two, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Geneviève Bujold  •  Heidi von Palleske  •  Barbara Gordon

Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the meeker of the two, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Geneviève Bujold  •  Heidi von Palleske  •  Barbara Gordon

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

Super Size Me (2004)

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Morgan Spurlock subjects himself to a diet based only on McDonald's fast food three times a day for thirty days without exercising to try to prove why so many Americans are fat or obese. He submits himself to a complete check-up by three doctors, comparing his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morgan Spurlock
CAST:  Morgan Spurlock  •  Daryl Isaacs  •  Lisa Ganjhu  •  Stephen Siegel

Morgan Spurlock subjects himself to a diet based only on McDonald's fast food three times a day for thirty days without exercising to try to prove why so many Americans are fat or obese. He submits himself to a complete check-up by three doctors, comparing his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morgan Spurlock
CAST:  Morgan Spurlock  •  Daryl Isaacs  •  Lisa Ganjhu  •  Stephen Siegel

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

Hard Candy (2005)

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Hayley’s a smart, charming teenage girl. Jeff’s a handsome, smooth fashion photographer. An Internet chat, a coffee shop meet-up, an impromptu fashion shoot back at Jeff’s place. Jeff thinks it’s his lucky night. He’s in for a surprise.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Slade
CAST:  Patrick Wilson  •  Elliot Page  •  Sandra Oh  •  Odessa Rae

Hayley’s a smart, charming teenage girl. Jeff’s a handsome, smooth fashion photographer. An Internet chat, a coffee shop meet-up, an impromptu fashion shoot back at Jeff’s place. Jeff thinks it’s his lucky night. He’s in for a surprise.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Slade
CAST:  Patrick Wilson  •  Elliot Page  •  Sandra Oh  •  Odessa Rae

Bully (2001)

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A pack of naïve teenagers conspire to murder a mutual friend, whose aggressive demeanor has proved too much.  (more)

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

A pack of naïve teenagers conspire to murder a mutual friend, whose aggressive demeanor has proved too much.  (more)

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

The Hunt (2012)

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A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Alexandra Rapaport  •  Thomas Bo Larsen  •  Anne Louise Hassing

A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Alexandra Rapaport  •  Thomas Bo Larsen  •  Anne Louise Hassing

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)

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Tells the story of Justin Bieber, the kid from Canada with the hair, the smile and the voice: It chronicles his unprecedented rise to fame, all the way from busking in the streets of Stratford, Canada to putting videos on YouTube to selling out Madison Square ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon M. Chu
CAST:  Justin Bieber  •  Nathan Morris  •  Wanya Morris  •  Shawn Stockman

Tells the story of Justin Bieber, the kid from Canada with the hair, the smile and the voice: It chronicles his unprecedented rise to fame, all the way from busking in the streets of Stratford, Canada to putting videos on YouTube to selling out Madison Square ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon M. Chu
CAST:  Justin Bieber  •  Nathan Morris  •  Wanya Morris  •  Shawn Stockman

Deliverance (1972)

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Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Jon Voight  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Ned Beatty  •  Ronny Cox

Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Jon Voight  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Ned Beatty  •  Ronny Cox

The Village (2004)

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When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Adrien Brody  •  William Hurt

When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Adrien Brody  •  William Hurt

Saw IV (2007)

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Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through Jigsaw's latest grisly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darren Lynn Bousman
CAST:  Tobin Bell  •  Scott Patterson  •  Costas Mandylor  •  Betsy Russell

Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through Jigsaw's latest grisly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darren Lynn Bousman
CAST:  Tobin Bell  •  Scott Patterson  •  Costas Mandylor  •  Betsy Russell

The Last House on the Left (2009)

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A group of teenage girls heading into the city hook up with a gang of drug-addled ne'er-do-wells and are brutally murdered. The killers find their way to the home of one of their victim's parents, where both father and mother exact a horrible revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Iliadis
CAST:  Garret Dillahunt  •  Michael Bowen  •  Joshua Cox  •  Riki Lindhome

A group of teenage girls heading into the city hook up with a gang of drug-addled ne'er-do-wells and are brutally murdered. The killers find their way to the home of one of their victim's parents, where both father and mother exact a horrible revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Iliadis
CAST:  Garret Dillahunt  •  Michael Bowen  •  Joshua Cox  •  Riki Lindhome

Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021)

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Working in the shadow of an esteemed police veteran, brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks and his rookie partner take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darren Lynn Bousman
CAST:  Chris Rock  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Max Minghella  •  Marisol Nichols

Working in the shadow of an esteemed police veteran, brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks and his rookie partner take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darren Lynn Bousman
CAST:  Chris Rock  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Max Minghella  •  Marisol Nichols

Wrong Turn (2021)

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Jen and a group of friends set out to hike the Appalachian Trail. Despite warnings to stick to the trail, the hikers stray off course—and cross into land inhabited by The Foundation, a hidden community of mountain dwellers who use deadly means to protect their way ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike P. Nelson
CAST:  Charlotte Vega  •  Matthew Modine  •  Emma Dumont  •  Valerie Jane Parker

Jen and a group of friends set out to hike the Appalachian Trail. Despite warnings to stick to the trail, the hikers stray off course—and cross into land inhabited by The Foundation, a hidden community of mountain dwellers who use deadly means to protect their way ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike P. Nelson
CAST:  Charlotte Vega  •  Matthew Modine  •  Emma Dumont  •  Valerie Jane Parker

Saw V (2008)

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Detective Hoffman is seemingly the last person alive to carry on the Jigsaw legacy. But when his secret is threatened, he must go on the hunt to eliminate all the loose ends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hackl
CAST:  Julie Benz  •  Meagan Good  •  Shawnee Smith  •  Tobin Bell

Detective Hoffman is seemingly the last person alive to carry on the Jigsaw legacy. But when his secret is threatened, he must go on the hunt to eliminate all the loose ends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hackl
CAST:  Julie Benz  •  Meagan Good  •  Shawnee Smith  •  Tobin Bell

The Captive (2014)

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Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Atom Egoyan
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Scott Speedman  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Bruce Greenwood

Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Atom Egoyan
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Scott Speedman  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Bruce Greenwood

The Counselor (2013)

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A lawyer finds himself in far over his head when he attempts to get involved in drug trafficking.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Michael Fassbender  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Javier Bardem  •  Cameron Diaz

A lawyer finds himself in far over his head when he attempts to get involved in drug trafficking.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Michael Fassbender  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Javier Bardem  •  Cameron Diaz

S. Darko (2009)

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S. Darko follows Samantha Darko, the younger sister of Donnie, the protagonist of Donnie Darko, and her friend Corey. On their way to California, their car breaks down, forcing them to wait in a small town until it is fixed. While there, Samantha begins to have ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Fisher
CAST:  Daveigh Chase  •  Elizabeth Berkley  •  Briana Evigan  •  James Lafferty

S. Darko follows Samantha Darko, the younger sister of Donnie, the protagonist of Donnie Darko, and her friend Corey. On their way to California, their car breaks down, forcing them to wait in a small town until it is fixed. While there, Samantha begins to have ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Fisher
CAST:  Daveigh Chase  •  Elizabeth Berkley  •  Briana Evigan  •  James Lafferty

Saw II (2005)

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When a new murder victim is discovered with all the signs of Jigsaw's hand, Detective Eric Matthews begins a full investigation and apprehends Jigsaw with little effort. But for Jigsaw, getting caught is just another part of his plan. Eight more of his victims are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darren Lynn Bousman
CAST:  Tobin Bell  •  Shawnee Smith  •  Donnie Wahlberg  •  Erik Knudsen

When a new murder victim is discovered with all the signs of Jigsaw's hand, Detective Eric Matthews begins a full investigation and apprehends Jigsaw with little effort. But for Jigsaw, getting caught is just another part of his plan. Eight more of his victims are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darren Lynn Bousman
CAST:  Tobin Bell  •  Shawnee Smith  •  Donnie Wahlberg  •  Erik Knudsen

127 Hours (2010)

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The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  James Franco  •  Kate Mara  •  Amber Tamblyn  •  Sean Bott

The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  James Franco  •  Kate Mara  •  Amber Tamblyn  •  Sean Bott
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