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Fracture (2007)

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A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Hoblit
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Ryan Gosling  •  David Strathairn  •  Embeth Davidtz

A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Hoblit
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Ryan Gosling  •  David Strathairn  •  Embeth Davidtz

Insomnia (2002)

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Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  Al Pacino  •  Robin Williams  •  Maura Tierney

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  Al Pacino  •  Robin Williams  •  Maura Tierney

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

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This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Rooney Mara  •  Robin Wright

This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Rooney Mara  •  Robin Wright

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

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A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a beautiful liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Mary Astor  •  Gladys George  •  Peter Lorre

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a beautiful liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Mary Astor  •  Gladys George  •  Peter Lorre

L.A. Confidential (1997)

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Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Guy Pearce  •  Danny DeVito  •  James Cromwell

Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Guy Pearce  •  Danny DeVito  •  James Cromwell

Let the Right One In (2008)

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Set in 1982 in the suburb of Blackeberg, Stockholm, twelve-year-old Oskar is a lonely outsider, bullied at school by his classmates; at home, Oskar dreams of revenge against a trio of bullies. He befriends his twelve-year-old, next-door neighbor Eli, who only ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tomas Alfredson
CAST:  Kåre Hedebrant  •  Lina Leandersson  •  Per Ragnar  •  Henrik Dahl

Set in 1982 in the suburb of Blackeberg, Stockholm, twelve-year-old Oskar is a lonely outsider, bullied at school by his classmates; at home, Oskar dreams of revenge against a trio of bullies. He befriends his twelve-year-old, next-door neighbor Eli, who only ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tomas Alfredson
CAST:  Kåre Hedebrant  •  Lina Leandersson  •  Per Ragnar  •  Henrik Dahl

The Ghost Writer (2010)

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A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Jon Bernthal  •  Kim Cattrall

A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Jon Bernthal  •  Kim Cattrall

The Mist (2007)

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After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten their lives, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Thomas Jane  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Laurie Holden  •  Toby Jones

After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten their lives, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Thomas Jane  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Laurie Holden  •  Toby Jones

Psycho (1960)

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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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Vera Miles  •  John Gavin  •  Janet Leigh

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Vera Miles  •  John Gavin  •  Janet Leigh

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

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A depressed musician reunites with his lover in the desolate streets of Detroit. Though their romance has endured several centuries, it is tested by the arrival of her capricious and unpredictable younger sister.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Tom Hiddleston  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  John Hurt

A depressed musician reunites with his lover in the desolate streets of Detroit. Though their romance has endured several centuries, it is tested by the arrival of her capricious and unpredictable younger sister.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Tom Hiddleston  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  John Hurt

The Sixth Sense (1999)

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Following an unexpected tragedy, a child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe meets an nine year old boy named Cole Sear, who is hiding a dark secret.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Haley Joel Osment  •  Toni Collette  •  Olivia Williams

Following an unexpected tragedy, a child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe meets an nine year old boy named Cole Sear, who is hiding a dark secret.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Haley Joel Osment  •  Toni Collette  •  Olivia Williams

The Illusionist (2006)

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With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crown prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of a dogged inspector.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Burger
CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Jessica Biel  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Rufus Sewell

With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crown prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of a dogged inspector.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Burger
CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Jessica Biel  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Rufus Sewell

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

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Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley worms his way into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Minghella
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Jude Law  •  Cate Blanchett

Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley worms his way into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Minghella
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Jude Law  •  Cate Blanchett

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

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A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shane Black
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Val Kilmer  •  Michelle Monaghan  •  Corbin Bernsen

A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shane Black
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Val Kilmer  •  Michelle Monaghan  •  Corbin Bernsen

The Way (2010)

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When his son dies while hiking the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in the Pyrenees, Tom flies to France to claim the remains. Looking for insights into his estranged child’s life, he decides to complete the 500-mile mountain trek to Spain. Tom soon joins ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emilio Estevez
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Martin Sheen  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  James Nesbitt

When his son dies while hiking the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in the Pyrenees, Tom flies to France to claim the remains. Looking for insights into his estranged child’s life, he decides to complete the 500-mile mountain trek to Spain. Tom soon joins ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emilio Estevez
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Martin Sheen  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  James Nesbitt

Mulholland Drive (2001)

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Blonde Betty Elms has only just arrived in Hollywood to become a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette with amnesia. Meanwhile, as the two set off to solve the second woman's identity, filmmaker Adam Kesher runs into ominous trouble while casting his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Laura Harring  •  Ann Miller  •  Dan Hedaya

Blonde Betty Elms has only just arrived in Hollywood to become a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette with amnesia. Meanwhile, as the two set off to solve the second woman's identity, filmmaker Adam Kesher runs into ominous trouble while casting his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Laura Harring  •  Ann Miller  •  Dan Hedaya

The Game (1997)

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In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a cold-hearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad: a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nary a nanosecond, Nicholas finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Sean Penn  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  James Rebhorn

In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a cold-hearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad: a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nary a nanosecond, Nicholas finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Sean Penn  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  James Rebhorn

Panic Room (2002)

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Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul and Junior - during ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Kristen Stewart  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Dwight Yoakam

Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul and Junior - during ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Kristen Stewart  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Dwight Yoakam

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

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Five college friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Drew Goddard
CAST:  Kristen Connolly  •  Chris Hemsworth  •  Anna Hutchison  •  Fran Kranz

Five college friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Drew Goddard
CAST:  Kristen Connolly  •  Chris Hemsworth  •  Anna Hutchison  •  Fran Kranz

Zodiac (2007)

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The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for three men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Anthony Edwards

The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for three men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Anthony Edwards
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