1000 films to see before you die

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1 Osama 2003  Afghanistan  DVD  Director: Siddiq Barmak
Stars: Marina Golbahari, Mohamad Nader Khadjeh, Zubaida Sahar
Summary: A 12-year-old Afghan girl and her mother lose their jobs when the Taliban closes the hospital where they work. The Taliban have also forbidden women to leave their houses without a male 'legal companion.' With her husband and brother dead, killed in battle, there is no one left to support the family. Without being able to leave the house, the mother is left with nowhere to turn. Feeling that she has no other choice, she disguises her daughter as a boy. Now called 'Osama,' the girl embarks on a terrifying and confusing journey as she tries to keep the Taliban from finding out her true identity. Inspired by a true story, Osama is the first entirely Afghan film shot since the fall of the Taliban.
2 La Battaglia di Algeri (Battle of Algiers) 1966  Algeria  DVD  Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
Stars: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Samia Kerbash
Summary: A surprisingly unbiased account of the bloodiest revolution in modern history.
3 Bombon el Perro (Bombon The Dog) 2004  Argentina  DVD  Director: Carlos Sorin
Stars: Juan Villegas, Walter Donado
Summary: In Patagonia, a mechanic who dreams of a different life starts to think big after his adopted pup wins first prize at a local dog show.
4 La Cienaga 2001  Argentina  DVD  Director: Lucrecia Martel
Stars: Mercedes Moran, Graciela Borges
Summary: The life of two women and their families in a small provincial town of Salta, Argentina.
5 Babe 1995  Australia  DVD  Director: Chris Noonan
Stars: Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes, Danny Mann, Hugo Weaving
Summary: Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.
6 Bad Boy Bubby 1993  Australia  DVD  Director: Rolf de Heer
Stars: Nicholas Hope, Claire Benito, Ralph Cotterill, Carmel Johnson
Summary: Bad Boy Bubby is just that: a bad boy. So bad, in fact, that his mother has kept him locked in their house for his entire thirty years, convincing him that the air outside is poisonous. After a visit from his estranged father, circumstances force Bubby into the waiting world, a place which is just as unusual to him as he is to the world.
7 The Cars That Ate Paris 1974  Australia  DVD  Director: Peter Weir
Stars: Terry Camilleri, John Meillon, Judy Morris, Ivar Kants
Summary: The small town of Paris, Australia deliberately causes car accidents, then sells/salvages all valuables from the wrecks as a means of economy.
8 Crocodile Dundee 1986  Australia  DVD  Director: Peter Faiman
Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Jere Burns, Jonathan Banks
Summary: From the Australian Outback to New York City, Michael J. 'Crocodile' Dundee is about to survive in a different kind of Jungle.
9 Lantana 2001  Australia  DVD  Director: Ray Lawrence
Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Rachael Blake, Kerry Armstrong, Manu Bennett
Summary: Psychiatrist Valerie Somers disappears one night, Det. Leon Zat is called to investigate, his wife has been getting advice from Somers.
10 Mad Max 1979  Australia  DVD  Director: George Miller
Stars: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley
Summary: In a dystopic future Australia, a vicious biker gang murder a cop's family and make his fight with them personal.
11 Muriel's Wedding 1994  Australia  DVD  Director: PJ Hogan
Stars: Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter, Sophie Lee
Summary: Muriel finds life in Porpoise Spit, Australia dull and spends her days alone in her room listening to Abba music and dreaming of her wedding day. Slight problem, Muriel has never had a date. Then she steals some money to go on a tropical vacation, meets a wacky friend, changes her name to Mariel, turns her world upside down.
12 My Brilliant Career 1979  Australia  DVD  Director: Gillian Armstrong
Stars: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes, Robert Grubb
Summary: The heroine, Sybylla (Davis), a headstrong girl growing up in early 20th century Australia, has the opportunity of marriage to a wealthy young man (Harry played by Niel) whom she loves, but rejects it in order to maintain her independence, preferring to take a job as governess/housekeeper to the family of an illiterate neighbor to whom her father owes money.
13 The Piano 1993  Australia  DVD  Director: Jane Campion
Stars: Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin
Summary: A mute woman along with her young daughter, her prized piano, are sent to 1850s New Zealand for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, she's soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.
14 Picnic at Hanging Rock 1975  Australia  DVD  Director: Peter Weir
Stars: Rachel Roberts, Anne-Louise Lambert, Vivean Gray, Helen Morse
Summary: A story about the disappearance of several Appleyard College students, a teacher, from Hanging Rock.
15 South 1919  Australia  DVD  Director: Frank Hurley
Stars: Ernest Shackleton, Captain F. Worsley, Lieutenant J. Stenhouse
Summary: The story of the 1914-1916 Antarctic exploration mission of Sir Ernest Shackleton. The ship sails south, breaking the ice, ultimately getting trapped by the fast-changing weather. The ship breaks up in the ice, while 22 men and 70 dogs wait on Elephant Island, Shackleton and a crew of five take a 20-foot lifeboat 800 miles to South Georgia Island to mount a rescue mission. We also get a good look at the exotic animals of the region, particularly the penguins.
16 Strictly Ballroom 1992  Australia  DVD  Director: Baz Luhrmann
Stars: Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter, Pat Thomson
Summary: Brave new steps put Scott's career in jeopardy. With a new partner and determination, can he still succeed?
17 The year my voice broke 1987  Australia  DVD  Director: John Duigan
Stars: Noah Taylor, Loene Carmen, Ben Mendelsohn, Graeme Blundell
Summary: During the year 1962, a young prepubescent boy in rural Austrailia watches painfully as his best friend and first love, an older girl, blossoms into womanhood and falls for a thuggish rugby player, setting off a chain of events that irreversibly changes the lives of everyone involved.
18 The year of living dangerously 1982  Australia  DVD  Director: Peter Weir
Stars: Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt, Michael Murphy
Summary: A young Australian reporter tries to navigate the political turmoil of Indonesia during the rule of President Sukarno with the help of a diminutive photographer.
19 Funny Games 1997  Austria  DVD  Director: Michael Haneke
Stars: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Muhe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering
Summary: Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic 'games' with one another for their own amusement.
20 C'est arrive pres de chez vous (Man Bites Dog) 1992  Belgium  DVD  Director: Remy Belvaux, Andre Bonzel, Beno-t Poelvoorde
Stars: Remy Belvaux, re Bonzel, Jean-Marc Chenut, Olivier Cotica
Summary: A camera crew follows a serial killer/thief around as he exercises his craft. He expounds on art, music, nature, society, life as he offs mailmen, pensioners, random people. Slowly he begins involving the camera crew in his activities, they begin wondering if what they're doing is such a good idea, particularly when the killer kills a rival and the rival's brother sends a threatening letter.
21 L'Enfant (The Child) 2005  Belgium  DVD  Director: Jean Pierre, Luc Dardenne
Stars: Jeremie Renier, Deborah Fran?ois, Jeremie Segard, Fabrizio Rongione
Summary: Bruno and Sonia, a young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: their newborn son
22 Central do Brasil (Central Station) 1998  Brazil  DVD  Director: Walter Salles
Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Marilia P?ra, Vinicius de Oliveira
Summary: An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who write letters for illiterate people, a young boy, whose mother has just died, in search for the father he never knew.
23 Cidade de Deus (City of God) 2002  Brazil  DVD  Director: Fernando Meirelles
Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino
Summary: Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.
24 Kiss of the Spider Woman 1985  Brazil  DVD  Director: Hector Babenco
Stars: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga, Jose Lewgoy
Summary: Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a homosexual, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep his mind on the situation he's in. During the time they spend together, the two men come to understand and respect one another.
25 Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (Pixote, the Law of the Weakest) 1981  Brazil  DVD  Director: Hector Babenco
Stars: Fernando Ramos da Silva, Jorge Juli?o, Gilberto Moura, Edilson Lino
Summary: The life of a boy in the streets of Sao Paulo, involved with little crimes, prostitution, etc
26 Yaaba 1989  Burkina Faso  DVD  Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo
Stars: Fatimata Sanga, Noufou Ouedraogo
Summary: A small african village. The story focuses on Bila, a ten year old boy who befriends an old woman, Sana. Everybody calls her 'Witch' but Bila himself calls her 'Yaaba' (grandmother). When Bilas cousin Nopoko gets sick it is Sana's medicin who rescues her.
27 The Adjuster 1991  Canada  DVD  Director: Atom Egoyan
Stars: Elias Koteas, Arsinee Khanjian, Maury Chaykin
Summary: A reflection about what makes everyone's life unique, through the story of Noah's family. Noah is an adjuster, having sex with his customers. His wife Hera watches pornographic movies for the Board of Censors. They live with their son Simon and Hera's sister in a show-flat. One day, they meet Bubba, who wants to make a movie in their house.
28 Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner 2001  Canada  DVD  Director: Zacharias Kunuk
Stars: Natar Ungalaaq
Summary: The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior's endurance and battle of its menace.
29 Crash 1997  Canada  DVD  Director: David Cronenberg
Stars: James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas, Deborah Kara Unger
Summary: After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife
30 Dead Ringers 1988  Canada  DVD  Director: David Cronenberg
Stars: Jeremy Irons,Genevi?ve Bujold
Summary: Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.
31 Ginger Snaps 2000  Canada  DVD  Director: John Fawcett
Stars: Peter Keleghan, Mimi Rogers, Emily Perkins, John Bourgeois
Summary: This film uses werewolfism as a metaphor for puberty. One of the Fitzgerald sisters, suburban goth girl outcasts, gets bitten by something in the woods (and it ain't a neighborhood dog).
32 In the Company of Men 1997  Canada  DVD  Director: Neil Labute
Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Stacy Edwards, Matt Malloy, Emily Cline
Summary: Two business executives--one an avowed misogynist, the other recently emotionally wounded by his love interest--set out to exact revenge on the female gender by seeking out the most innocent, uncorrupted girl they can find and ruining her life.
33 Parents 1989  Canada  DVD  Director: Bob Balaban
Stars: Randy Quaid, Mary Beth Hurt, Sandy Dennis, Bryan Madorsky
Summary: Michael Laemie (played by Brian Madorsky) is a young boy living in a typical 1950's suburbanite home... except for his bizarre and horrific nightmares, continued unease around his parents. Especially his father, Nick Laemie (played by Randy Quaid). Young Michael begins to suspect his parents are cooking more than just hamburgers on the grill outside, but has trouble explaining his fears to his new-found friend Sheila, or the school's social worker.
34 The Sweet Hereafter 1997  Canada  DVD  Director: Atom Egoyan
Stars: Ian Holm, Caerthan Banks, Sarah Polley, Tom McCamus
Summary: This film documents the effects of a tragic bus accident on the population of a small town.
35 Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould 1993  Canada  DVD  Director: Fran?ois Girard
Stars: Colm Feore, Derek Keurvorst, Katya Ladan, Devon Anderson
Summary: A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist.
36 Videodrome 1983  Canada  DVD  Director: David Cronenberg
Stars: James Woods, Sonja Smits, Deborah Harry, Peter Dvorsky
Summary: A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.
37 Ba wang bie ji (Farewell My Concubine) 1993  China  DVD  Director: Chen Kaige
Stars: Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Li Gong, Qi Lu
Summary: The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, stayed friends for over 50 years.
38 Dao ma zei (Horse Thief) 1986  China  DVD  Director: Tian Zhuangzhuang
Summary: Devout Buddhists, Norbu and Dolma live with their young son Tashi in a clan in Tibet. Norbu is a highwayman. Charged with stealing from the temple, inexplicable because he gives the temple most of his loot, he and his family are banished. Impoverished and marginalized, they can do little when their beloved son becomes ill. Tashi dies of a fever. After a second son is born, Norbu focuses his every action on keeping this child alive, seeking re-admission to the clan for his wife and child, then risking all to save them from isolation and starvation in winter. Images of harsh landscapes, vultures, prayer wheels carry a virtually wordless narrative.
39 Red Sorghum 1987  China  DVD  Director: Yimou Zhang
Stars: Li Gong, Cunhua Ji, Liu Jia, Wen Jiang
Summary: In 1930s China a young woman is sent by her father to marry the leprous owner of a winery. In the nearby red sorghum fields she falls for one of his servants. When the master dies she finds herself inheriting the isolated business.
40 Shi mian mai fu (House of Flying Daggers) 2004  China  DVD  Director: Zhang Yimou
Summary: A romantic warrior breaks a beautiful member of a rebel army out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.
41 Yellow Earth 1984  China  DVD  Director: Chen Kaige
Stars: Tuo Tan, Xueqi Wang
Summary: Yellow earth focuses on the story of a Communist soldier who is sent to the countryside to collect folk songs for the Communist Revolution. There he stays with a peasant family and learns that the happy songs he was sent to collect do not exist, the songs he finds are about hardship and suffering. He returns to the Army, but promises to come back for the young girl, Cuiqiao, who has been spellbound by his talk of the freedom women have under Communist rule and who wants to join the Communist Army.
42 Memorias del subdesarrollo (Memories of Underdevelopment) 1968  Cuba  DVD  Director: Tomas Gutierrez Alea
Stars: Jose Gil Abad, Eduardo Casado Revuelta, Sergio Corrieri
Summary: Sergio, a wealthy bourgeois aspiring writer, decides to stay in Cuba even though his wife and friends flee to Miami. Sergio looks back over the changes in Cuba from the Castro revolution to the Cuban missile crisis, the effect of living in an underdeveloped country, his relations with his girlfriends Elena and Hanna.
43 Lasky jedne plavovlasky (Blonde in Love) 1965  Czechoslovakia  DVD  Director: Milos Forman
Stars: Hana Brejchova, Vladimir Pucholt, Vladimir Mensik, Ivan Kheil
Summary: A working-class young woman (Andula) in a hick Czech town sleeps with one of the band members of a group from Prague. 'You are a Mondrian, not a Picasso,' he tells her. When she doesn't hear from him again, she packs up and arrives on his doorstep in the big city, throwing his household (he lives with his parents) into chaos.
44 Neco z Alenky (Alice) 1988  Czechoslovakia  DVD  Director: Jan Svankmajer
Stars: Krist?na Kohoutova
Summary: A memorably bizarre screen version of Lewis Carroll's novel 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', mixing one live actor (Alice) with a large variety of stop-motion animated creatures, ranging from the complex (the White Rabbit) to the incredibly simple (the Caterpillar, consisting of a sock, a couple of glass eyes and a pair of false teeth).
45 Ostre sledovane vlaky (Closely Observed Trains) 1966  Czechoslovakia  DVD  Director: Jiri Menzel
Stars: Jiri Menzel, Josef Somr, Vladimir Valenta, Vaclav Neckar
Summary: A young man follows his father's footsteps and joins the railway company, where he learns the job and has his first affair. Set in the country, during the German occupation.
46 Skrivanci na niti (Larks on a String) 1968  Czechoslovakia  DVD  Director: Jiri Menzel
Stars: Vlastimil Brodsky, Vera Ferbasova
Summary: Set in the late 1940s, the film concerns the treatment of suspect 'bourgeois elements', a professor, a saxophonist, a milkman, who are put to work in a junkyard for rehabilitation.
47 Babettes gestebud (Babette's Feast) 1987  Denmark  DVD  Director: Gabriel Axel
Stars: Stephane Audran, Birgitte Federspiel, Bodil Kjer, Jarl Kulle
Summary: The guest, a General at the Swedish court, is not related to the sister, but, as a callow young man, was in love with her, but chose his military career over happiness with her. His aunt is a member of the religious community. He is the one who, unknowingly, identifies Babette as the famous chef from Paris' 'Cafe Anglais,' and provides the catalyst for the enjoyment of the feast.
48 Breaking the Waves 1996  Denmark  DVD  Director: Lars von Trier
Stars: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsg?rd, Katrin Cartlidge,Udo Kier
Summary: Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty, even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another.
49 Dancer in the Dark 2002  Denmark  DVD  Director: Lars von Trier
Stars: Bjork, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse
Summary: An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.
50 Dogville 2003  Denmark  DVD  Director: Lars Von Trier
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Harriet Andersson, Lauren Bacall, Jean-Marc Barr
Summary: The beautiful fugitive, Grace (Nicole Kidman), arrives in the isolated township of Dogville on the run from a team of gangsters. With some encouragement from Tom (Paul Bettany), the self-appointed town spokesman, the little community agrees to hide her and in return, Grace agrees to work for them. However, when a search sets in, the people of Dogville demand a better deal in exchange for the risk of harbouring poor Grace and she learns the hard way that in this town, goodness is relative. But Grace has a secret and it is a dangerous one. Dogville may regret it ever began to bare its teeth...
51 Festen 1998  Denmark  DVD  Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen
Summary: At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed.
52 Haxan 1922  Denmark  DVD  Director: Benjamin Christensen
Stars: Benjamin Christensen, Elisabeth Christensen, Maren Pedersen
Summary: A documentary about the history of witchcraft, told in a variety of styles, from illustrated slideshow to dramatised events of alleged real-life events, right up to the early twentieth century (when the film was made). Depending on which version you're watching, the commentary is either in the form of intertitles or narration by William S.Burroughs, recorded in the mid-1960s.
53 Idioterne (The Idiots) 1998  Denmark  DVD  Director: Lars Von Trier
Summary: The group of people gather at the house in Copenhagen suburb to break all the limitations and to bring out the 'inner idiot' in themselves.
54 Leningrad Cowboys Go America 1989  Finland  DVD  Director: Aki Kaurismaki
Stars: Matti Pellonp??, Kari V??n?nen, Sakke J?rvenp??, Heikki Keskinen
Summary: The Leningrad Cowboys, a group of Finnish musicians, their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, trying to get to a wedding in Mexico, they are followed by the village idiot, who wishes to join the band.
55 37 2 le matin (Betty Blue) 1986  France  DVD  Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix
Stars: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Beatrice Dalle, Gerard Darmon, Consuelo De Haviland
Summary: Zorg is a handyman working at in France, maintaining and looking after the bungalows. He lives a quiet and peaceful life, working diligently and writing in his spare time. One day Betty walks into his life, a young woman who is as beautiful as she is wild and unpredictable. After a dispute with Zorg's boss they leave and Betty manages to get a job at a restaurant. She persuades Zorg to try and get one of his books published but it is rejected which makes Betty fly into a rage. Suddenly Betty's wild manners starts to get out of control. Zorg sees the woman he loves slowly going insane. Can his love prevail even if it comes to the worst?
56 A bout de souffle (Breathless) 1960  France  DVD  Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: ean Domarchi, Van Doude, Roger Hanin, Henri-Jacques Huet
Summary: A young car thief kills a policeman and tries to persuade a girl to hide in Italy with him.
57 Alphaville, une etrange aventure de Lemmy Caution 1965  France  DVD  Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina
Summary: Lemmy Caution, an American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet. His very American character is at odds with the city's ruler, an evil scientist named Von Braun, who has outlawed love and self-expression.
58 Les Amants (The Lovers) 1958  France  DVD  Director: Louis Malle
Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Alain Cuny, Jean-Marc Bory, Patricia Garcin
Summary: Bored with her husband, bored with her polo-playing lover, will the middle-aged heroine go away with the young man who gave her a lift that day when her car broke down on the way back to her country estate from a weekend with her lover in Paris?
59 Les Amants Du Pont Neuf (The Lovers on the Bridge) 1991  France  DVD  Director: Leos Carax
Stars: Juliette Binoche, Denis Lavant
Summary: Set against Paris' oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, while it was closed for repairs, this film is a love story between two young vagrants: Alex, a would be circus performer addicted to alcohol and sedatives and Michele, a painter driven to a life on the streets because of a failed relationship and an affliction which is slowly turning her blind. The film portrays the harsh existence of the homeless as Alex, Michele and Hans, an older vagrant survive on the streets with their wits.
60 L' Annee derniere a Marienbad (Last Year in Marienbad) 1961  France  DVD  Director: Alain Resnais
Stars: Delphine Seyrig, Giorgio Albertazzi, Sacha Pito?ff, Fran?oise Bertin
Summary: In a huge, old-fashioned luxury hotel a stranger tries to persuade a married woman to run away with him, but it seems she hardly remembers the affair they may have had (or not?) last year at Marienbad.
61 L' Appartement (The Apartment) 1996  France  DVD  Director: Gilles Mimouni
Stars: Romane Bohringer, Vincent Cassel, Jean-Philippe ecoffey
Summary: Max is on his way to Tokyo. He lives in Paris and likes to flirt but has decided to get married. By chance, he seems to have seen Lisa, his greatest love, in a cafe. Max forgets everything, his trip to Tokyo and his fiance. Obsessed with meeting Lisa he finds out where she lives and hides in the apartment. However, a different girl, called Alice, finds Max in the flat. Alice looks quite similar to Lisa, they have sex. To complicate matters further, Alice is also the girlfriend of Max's buddy Lucien and Lisa is followed by an older man.
62 L' Armee des ombres (Army in the Shadows) 1969  France  DVD  Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Stars: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Simone Signoret
Summary: France, 1942, during the occupation. Philippe Gerbier, a civil engineer, is one of the French Resistance's chiefs. Given away by a traitor, he is interned in a camp. He manages to escape, joins his network at Marseilles, where he makes the traitor be executed...
63 Ascenseur pour l'echafaud (Lift to the Scaffold) 1958  France  DVD  Director: Louis Malle
Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly, Yori Bertin
Summary: A self-assured business man murders his employer, the husband of his adulterer, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events.
64 L' Atalante 1934  France  DVD  Director: Jean Vigo
Stars: Michel Simon, Dita Parlo, Jean Daste, Gilles Margaritis
Summary: When Juliette marries Jean, she comes to live on his ship, on board of which are, besides the two of them, only a cabin boy and the strange old second mate Pere Jules. Soon bored by life on the river, she slips off to see the nightlife when they come to Paris. Angered by this, Jean sets off, leaving Juliette behind. Overcome by grief and longing for his wife, Jean falls into a depression and Pere Jules goes and tries to find Juliette.
65 Au Hasard Balthasar 1966  France  DVD  Director: Robert Bresson
Stars: Anne Wiazemsky, Fran?ois Lafarge, Philippe Asselin, Nathalie Joyaut
Summary: The story of a mistreated donkey and the people around him. A study on saintliness and a sister piece to Bresson's Mouchette.
66 Au Revoir les Enfants (Goodbye, Children) 1987  France  DVD  Director: Louis Malle
Stars: Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejto
Summary: A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
67 Bande a Part (Band of Outsiders) 1964  France  DVD  Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Anna Karina
Summary: A triangle: Franz, Arthur, Odile. Franz, a young man with Alain Delon good looks, has met Odile in an English class. She lives in Joinville with wealthy benefactors and has mentioned to Franz that Mr. Stolz keeps a pile of 10,000 franc notes unlocked in his room. Franz tells his friend Arthur, a swarthy guy whose shady uncle is pressing him for money. Arthur and Franz, who mimic American movie tough guys, case Odile's house, pressure her to assist them with a burglary, make passes at her as well. She's alternately compliant and distressed. Will they pull off the heist?
68 Barbarella 1968  France  DVD  Director: Roger Vadim
Stars: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O'Shea
Summary: In the far future, a highly sexual woman is tasked with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way she encounters various unusual people.
69 Beau Travail 1999  France  DVD  Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Denis Lavant, Michel Subor
Summary: This film focuses on ex-Foreign Legion officer, Galoup, as he recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in the Gulf of Djibouti. His existence there was happy, strict and regimented, but the arrival of a promising young recruit, Sentain, plants the seeds of jealousy in Galoup's mind. He feels compelled to stop him from coming to the attention of the commandant who he admires, but who ignores him. Ultimately, his jealousy leads to the destruction of both Sentain and himself.
70 Belle de Jour 1967  France  DVD  Director: Luis Bu?uel
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel
Summary: A frigid young housewife decides to spend her midweek afternoons as a prostitute.
71 La Belle Noiseuse 1991  France  DVD  Director: Jacques Rivette
Stars: Michel Piccoli, Jane Birkin, Emmanuelle Beart, Marianne Denicourt
Summary: The former famous painter Frenhofer lives quietly with his wife on his countryside residence in the French Provence. When the young artist Nicolas visits him with his girlfriend Marianne, Frenhofer decides to start again the work on a painting he long ago stopped: La Belle Noiseuse. And he wants Marianne as model. The now starting creative process changes life for everyone. It is a struggle for truth, life and sense, the question where the limits of arts are or whether art is limitless.
72 Belleville Rendez-vous (The Triplets of Belleville) 2003  France  DVD  Director: Sylvain Chomet
Stars: Mari-Lou Gauthier, Lina Boudreau, Beatrice Bonifassi, Michel Robin
Summary: When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him.
73 Bete (The Beast) 1975  France  DVD  Director: Walerian Borowczyk
Stars: Sirpa Lane, Lisbeth Hummel, Elisabeth Kaza, Pierre Benedetti
Summary: The head of a failing French family thinks that fate has smiled down on him when the daughter of a wealthy man agrees to be married to his son. The daughter and her aunt then travel out to the French countryside to meet with the family, unaware that a mysterious 'beast' is stalking the vicinity.
74 Bete Humaine (The Human Beast) 1938  France  DVD  Director: Jean Renoir
Stars: Jacques Berlioz, Jacques Brunius, Blanchette Brunoy, Julien Carette
Summary: Based on the classic Emile Zola novel Jean Renoir's La bete humaine was one of the legendary director's greatest popular successes tapping into the fatalism of a nation in despair. Jean Gabin's emblematic portrayal of doomed train engineer Jacques Lantier granted him a permanent place in the hearts of his countrymen.
75 Bob le Flambeur 1956  France  DVD  Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Stars: Isabelle Corey, Daniel Cauchy
Summary: Bob, a old gangster and gambler is almost broke, so he decides in spite of the warnings of a friend, a high official from the police, to rob a gambling casino in Dauville. Everything is planed exactly, but the police is informed about the planned coup. Meanwhile in the Casino Bob starts to gamble.
76 Le Boucher (The Butcher ) 1970  France  DVD  Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Stephane Audran, Jean Yanne, Antonio Passalia, Pascal Ferone
Summary: An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town.
77 Cache (Hidden) 2005  France  DVD  Director: Michael Haneke
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche
Summary: In Paris, Georges Laurent is a famous host of a literary talk show on TV, who lives in a comfortable house with his wife Anne and their teenager son Pierrot. When Georges and Anne receives videotapes of surveillance of their private life and weird and gore childlike drawings, they go to the police, but they do not get any protection since there is not a clear menace to the Laurent family. When Georges follows a clue in one of the tapes that shows his childhood home, he meets his former adopted brother, the Algerian Majid and accuses him of sending the tapes. Meanwhile, through glimpses of Georges' nightmares, his lies due to his jealous relationship with his foster brother are disclosed.
78 La Cage Aux Folles 1978  France  DVD  Director: Edouard Molinaro
Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Claire Maurier, Remi Laurent
Summary: Two gay men living in St. Tropez have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married. They try conceal their lifestyle and their ownership of the transvestite club downstairs when the fiancee and her parents come for dinner.
79 Celine et Julie vont en bateau (Celine and Julie Go Boating) 1974  France  DVD  Director: Jacques Rivette
Stars: Juliet Berto, Dominique Labourier, Bulle Ogier, Marie-France Pisier
Summary: A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives pre-empted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.
80 The Cement Garden 1993  France  DVD  Director: Andrew Birkin
Stars: Andrew Robertson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alice Coulthard, Ned Birkin, Sinead Cusack
Summary: After the death of her husband, the mother of Julie, Jack, Sue and Tom begins to suffer from a mysterious illness. Aware that she is going to have to go into hospital she opens a bank account for the children, so that they can be financially self-sufficient and will be able to avoid being taken into care by the authorities. Unfortunately she also dies and Julie and Jack (the older, teenage children) decide to hide her body in the basement so that they can have free reign of their household. Soon Tom has taken to dressing as a girl whilst Sue has become increasingly reticent, confiding only to her diary, meanwhile Jack and Julie sense an attraction developing for each other. However Julie's new beau, Derek, threatens to unearth the many dark secrets within this family as he becomes increasingly suspicious of Jack.
81 La Ceremonie 1995  France  DVD  Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Sandrine Bonnaire, Jacqueline Bisset
Summary: Sophie, a quiet and shy maid working for the upper-class family Lelievre, hides her illiteracy under the cloak of a perfect household and obedience. She finds a friend in the energetic and uncompromising postmaster Jeanne, who encourages her to stand up against her bourgeois employers. Things start to escalate as the Lelievres find out that Sophie can't read and has brought Jeanne into their house against their wish.
82 Le Chagrin et la pitie (The Sorrow and the Pity) 1969  France  DVD  Director: Marcel Ophuls
Stars: Georges Bidault, Maurice Chevalier, R. Du Jonchay, Anthony Eden
Summary: From 1940 to 1944, France's Vichy government collaborated with Nazi Germany. Marcel Ophuls mixes archival footage with 1969 interviews of a German officer and of collaborators and resistance fighters from Clermont-Ferrand. They comment on the nature, details and reasons for the collaboration, from anti-Semitism, xenophobia, fear of Bolsheviks, to simple caution. Part one, 'The Collapse,' includes an extended interview with Pierre Mend?s-France, jailed for anti-Vichy action and later France's Prime Minister. At the heart of part two, 'The Choice,' is an interview with Christian de la Mazi?re, one of 7,000 French youth to fight on the eastern front wearing German uniforms.
83 Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie) 1972  France  DVD  Director: Luis Bu?uel
Stars: Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Paul Frankeur, Bulle Ogier
Summary: A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.
84 Un Chien Andalou 1929  France  DVD  Director: Luis Bu?uel
Stars: Pierre Batcheff, Salvador Dali, Robert Hommet, Simone Mareuil
Summary: In a dream-like sequence, a woman's eye is slit open--juxtaposed with a similarly shaped cloud obsucuring the moon moving in the same direction as the knife through the eye--to grab the audience's attention. The French phrase 'ants in the palms,' (which means that someone is 'itching' to kill) is shown literally. A man pulls a piano along with the tablets of the Ten Commandments and a dead donkey towards the woman he's itching to kill. A shot of differently striped objects is repeatedly used to connect scenes.
85 Le Corbeau (The Raven) 1943  France  DVD  Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Stars: Pierre Fresnay, Ginette Leclerc
Summary: French village doctor becomes target of poison-pen letters sent to village leaders, accusing him of affairs and practicing abortion.
86 Cyrano de Bergerac 1990  France  DVD  Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Stars: Gerard Depardieu, Anne Brochet, Vincent Perez, Jacques Weber
Summary: Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.
87 Danton 1983  France  DVD  Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Gerard Depardieu, Wojciech Pszoniak
Summary: Action opens in November of 1793, with Danton returning to Paris from his country retreat upon learning that the Committee for Public Safety, under Robespierre's incitement, has begun a series of massive executions, The Terror. Confident in the peoples' support, Danton clashes with his former ally, but calculating Robespierre soon rounds up Danton and his followers, tries them before a revolutionary tribunal and dipatches them to the guillotine.
88 De battre mon coeur s'est arrete (The Beat That My Heart Skipped) 2005  France  DVD  Director: Jacques Audiard
Stars: Romain Duris
Summary: Should Tom (Duris) make like his thuggish father or pursue his dream of becoming a pianist?
89 La Dentelliere (The Lacemaker) 1977  France  DVD  Director: Claude Goretta
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Yves Beneyton, Florence Giorgetti, Annemarie D?ringer
Summary: Beatrice is a very reserved and quiet young woman. Her friend Marylene is left by her lover and brings her to Cabourg (Normandy) for a few days' vacation. There, Beatrice, an apprentice hairdresser, meets Francois, a middle-class intellectual. Francois becomes her first lover, but their social and cultural differences get in the way of happiness.
90 Le Dernier metro (Last Metro) 1980  France  DVD  Director: Francois Truffaut
Stars: Gerard Depardieu, Catherine Deneuve, rea Ferreol, Heinz Bennent
Summary: Paris, 1942. Lucas Steiner is a Jew and was compelled to leave the country. His wife Marion, an actress, directs the theater for him. She tries to keep the theater alive with a new play, hires Bernard Granger for the leading role. But Lucas is actually hiding in the basement... A film about art and life.
91 Les Diaboliques 1955  France  DVD  Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Stars: Simone Signoret, Vera Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel
Summary: The wife of a cruel headmaster and his mistress conspire to kill him, but after the murder is committed, his body disappears, strange events begin to plague the two women.
92 Diva 1981  France  DVD  Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix
Stars: Wilhelmenia Fernandez, Frederic Andrei, Richard Bohringer
Summary: Two tapes, two Parisian mob killers, one corrupt policeman, an opera fan, a teenage thief, the coolest philosopher ever filmed. All these characters twist their way through an intricate and stylish French language thriller
93 Le Doulos 1962  France  DVD  Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Serge Reggiani, Jean Desailly, Fabienne Dali
Summary: Burglar Maurice Faugel has just finished his sentence. He murders Gilbert Vanovre, a receiver, steals the loot of a break-in. He is also preparing a house-breaking, his friend Silien brings him the needed equipment. But Silien is a police informer ... A movie whose 'all characters are two-faced, all characters are false', according to director Jean-Pierre Melville.
94 L' Emploi du temps (Time Out) 2001  France  DVD  Director: Laurent Cantet
Stars: Aurelien Recoing, Karin Viard, Serge Livrozet, Jean-Pierre Mangeot
Summary: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
95 Les Enfants du Paradis 1945  France  DVD  Director: Marcel Carne
Stars: Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur, Pierre Renoir
Summary: This tragic tale centers around the ill-fated love between Baptiste, a theater mime, Claire Reine, an actress and otherwise woman-about-town who calls herself Garance. Garance, in turn, is loved by three other men: Frederick, a pretentious actor, Lacenaire, a conniving thief, Count Eduard of Monteray. The story is further complicated by Nathalie, an actress who is in love with Baptiste. Garance and Baptiste meet when Garance is falsely accused of stealing a man's watch. Garance is forced to enter the protection of Count Eduard when she is innocently implicated in a crime committed by Lacenaire. In the intervening years of separation, both Garance and Baptiste become involved in loveless relationships with the Count and Nathalie, respectively. Baptiste is the father of a son. Returning to Paris, Garance finds that Baptiste has become a famous mime actor. Nathalie sends her child to foil their meeting, but Baptiste and Garance manage one night together. Lacenaire murders Edouard. In the last scenes, Garance is returning to Eduard's hotel and disaster as Baptiste struggles after her through crowds of merrymakers, many dressed as his famous character.
96 Le Fabuleux destin d'Amelie Poulain (Amelie) 2001  France  DVD  Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Stars: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus
Summary: Amelie, an innocent and naive girl in Paris, with her own sense of justice, decides to help those around her and along the way, discovers love
97 The Fifth Element 1997  France  DVD  Director: Luc Besson
Stars: Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Milla Jovovich, Ian Holm
Summary: In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay.
98 Ghost Dog-Way of the Samurai 1999  France  DVD  Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, John Tormey, Cliff Gorman
Summary: An African American mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.
99 Le Grand Voyage 2004  France  DVD  Director: Ismael Ferroukhi
Stars: Nicolas Cazale, Mohamed Majd
Summary: Reda, a young French-Moroccan guy and his old father drive from the south of France to Mecca in order for the father to do his pilgrimage. At first distant, they gradually learn to know each other.
100 La Grande Bouffe 1973  France  DVD  Director: Marco Ferreri
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, Ugo Tognazzi
Summary: A group of men hire some prostitutes and go to a villa in the countryside. There, they engage in group sex and resolve to eat themselves to death.
101 La Grande Illusion 1937  France  DVD  Director: Jean Renoir
Stars: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo
Summary: During 1st WW, two French officers are captured. Captain De Boeldieu is an aristocrat while Lieutenant Marechal was a mechanic in civilian life. They meet other prisoners from various backgrounds, as Rosenthal, son of wealthy Jewish bankers. They are separated from Rosenthal before managing to escape. A few months later, they meet again in a fortress commanded by the aristocrat Van Rauffenstein. De Boeldieu strikes up a friendship with him but Marechal and Rosenthal still want to escape...
102 La Haine 1995  France  DVD  Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
Stars: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Kounde, Sa?d Taghmaoui, Abdel Ahmed Ghili
Summary: Abdel, a local hoodlum, is hospitalized after a riot, where a policeman lost his gun. His friend Vinz finds it and claims he will kill a cop if Abdel dies
103 Un heros tres discret (A Self-Made Hero) 1996  France  DVD  Director: Jacques Audiard
Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Anouk Grinberg, Sandrine Kiberlain, Jean-Louis Trintignant
Summary: Set in France at the end of World War II Albert Dehousse finds out his father wasn't a war hero and his mother is a collaborator. He leaves his wife and goes to Paris. Gradually he inveigles himself with the resistance movement. They trust him and he helps them trace collaborators.
104 Hiroshima Mon Amour 1959  France  DVD  Director: Alain Resnais
Summary: 1959. A French young woman has spent the night with a japanese man, at Hiroshima where she went for the shooting of a film about peace. He reminds her of the first man she loved. It was during World War II, he was a German soldier. The main themes of this film are memory and oblivion.
105 Irma Vep 1996  France  DVD  Director: Olivier Assayas
Stars: Maggie Cheung, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Nathalie Richard, Bulle
Summary: Rene Vidal, a director in decline, decides to remake Louis Feuillade's silent serial 'Les Vampires.' Believing no French actress can match Musidora as Irma Vep (an anagram for vampire), he casts Hong Kong action heroine Maggie Cheung, though she speaks no French. On the chaotic set, she's aided by Zoe, the wardrobe mistress with a crush on her, she defends Vidal to a Parisian journalist who trashes all French film and praises John Woo and Schwarzenegger, she befriends Vidal when he goes over the edge, and, in costume, she breaks into a hotel suite to steal jewels as her victim talks on the phone. We also watch the making, the rushes, the remains of Vidal's unfinished film
106 Irreversible 2002  France  DVD  Director: Gaspar Noe
Stars: Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel
Summary: Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex (Monica Bellucci) is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover take matters into their own hands by hiring two criminals to help them find the rapist so that they can exact revenge. A simultaneously beautiful and terrible examination of the destructive nature of cause and effect, how time destroys everything.
107 Jacquot De Nantes 1991  France  DVD  Director: Agnes Varda
Stars: Philippe Maron, Edouard Joubeaud, Laurent Monnier, Brigitte De Villepoix
Summary: Jacquot Demy is a little boy at the end of the thirties. His father owns a garage and his mother is a hairdresser. The whole family lives happily and likes to sing and to go to the movies. Jacquot is fascinated by every kind of show (theatre, cinema, puppets). He buys a camera to shoot his first amateur film... An evocation of French cineast Jacques Demy's childhood and vocation for the cinema and the musicals.
108 La Jetee 1962  France  DVD  Director: Chris Marker
Stars: etienne Becker, Jean Negroni, Hel?ne Chatelain, Davos Hanich
Summary: In a devastated Paris in the aftermath of WWIII, The few surviving humans begin researching time travel, hoping to send someone back to the pre-war world for food, supplies and maybe a solution to their dire position. One man is haunted by a vague childhood memory that will prove fateful.
109 Le Jour Se Leve (Daybreak) 1939  France  DVD  Director: Marcel Carne
Stars: Jean Gabin, Jacqueline Laurent, Arletty, Jules Berry
Summary: Francois, a sympathetic factory worker, kills Valentin with a gun. He locked himself in his furnished room and starts remembering how he was led to murder. He met once Francoise, a young fleurist, they fell in love. But Francoise was gotten round by Valentin, a dog trainer, a machiavellian guy...
110 Journal d'un cure de campagne (Diary of a Country Priest) 1951  France  DVD  Director: Robert Bresson
Stars: Claude Laydu, Jean Riveyre, re Guibert, Rachel Berendt
Summary: In Ambricourt, a young Priest (Claude Laydu) arrives to be the local parish priest. The community of the small town does not accept him, although having a serious disease in the stomach, the inexperienced and frail priest tries to help the dwellers, has a situation with the wealthy family of the location.
111 Jules et Jim 1962  France  DVD  Director: Francois Truffaut
Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre, Vanna Urbino
Summary: Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman.
112 Lacombe Lucien 1974  France  DVD  Director: Louis Malle
Stars: Pierre Blaise, Aurore Clement, Holger Lowenadler, Therese Giehse
Summary: A small town in the south-west of France, summer of 1944. Having failed to join the resistance, the 18 year old Lucien Lacombe, whose father is a prisoner in Germany and whose mother dates her employer, works for the German police. He then meets France Horn, the daughter of a rich jewish tailor.
113 Leon 1994  France  DVD  Director: Luc Besson
Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello
Summary: Professional assassin Leon reluctantly takes care of 12-year-old Mathilda, a neighbor whose parents are killed, teaches her his trade.
114 Les Nuits fauves (Savage Nights) 1992  France  DVD  Director: Cyril Collard
Stars: Rene-Marc Bini, Corine Blue, Romane Bohringer, Christophe Chantre
Summary: Jean is young, gay, promiscuous. Only after he meets one or two women, including Laura does he come to realize his bisexuality. Jean has to overcome a personal crisis (he is HIV-positive) and a tough choice between Laura and his male lover Samy.
115 Loulou 1980  France  DVD  Director: Maurice Pialat
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Gerard Depardieu, Guy Marchand, Humbert Balsan
Summary: Pialat's portrait of contemporary France mocks prosperity as a substitute for social and sexual revolution. Isabelle Huppert abandons her bourgeois friends and a steady relationship for the unemployed layabout Depardieu. His charms include focusing his energy into sex.
116 Ma nuit chez Maud (My Night With Maud) 1969  France  DVD  Director: Eric Rohmer
Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Fran?oise Fabian, Marie-Christine Barrault
Summary: The narrator (Jean-Louis), a devout Catholic, moves to a provincial town and vows to marry Francoise, a pretty blond he notices at mass. Vidal, an old school friend, invites him to visit the recently divorced Maud, the narrator ends up staying the night, having philosophical discussions in her bedroom. Next morning the narrator engineers a meeting with Francoise.
117 La Maman et la putain (The Mother and the Whore) 1973  France  DVD  Director: Jean Eustache
Stars: Jean-Claude Biette, Pierre Cottrell, Jessa Darrieux, Jean Douchet
118 Le Mari de la coiffeuse (The Hairdresser's Husband) 1990  France  DVD  Director: Patrice Leconte
Stars: Jean Rochefort, Anna Galiena, Roland Bertin, Maurice Chevit
Summary: Antoine, a little boy, falls in love with the local hairdresser, so he gets a hair cut every time he can. This situation causes some problems with his parents. However, when he grows up, he is still obsessed with the hair cutting, one fine day he gets into a barber shop, meets the hairdresser (Mathilde), they fall in love at first sight, begin a strange relation
119 Le Mepris 1963  France  DVD  Director: Jean Luc-Godard
Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Raoul Coutard, Fritz Lang, Giorgia Moll
Summary: Paul Javal is a writer who is hired to make a script for a new movie about Ulysses more commercial, which is to be directed by Fritz Lang and produced by Jeremy Prokosch. But because he let his wife Camille drive with Prokosch and he is late, she believes, he uses her as a sort of present for Prokosch to get get a better payment. So the relationship ends.
120 Microcosmos: Le peuple de l'herbe 1996  France  DVD  Director: Claude Nuridsany, Marie Perennou
Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas
Summary: A documentary of insect life in meadows and ponds, using incredible close-ups, slow motion, time-lapse photography. It includes bees collecting nectar, ladybugs eating mites, snails mating, spiders wrapping their catch, a scarab beetle relentlessly pushing its ball of dung uphill, endless lines of caterpillars, an underwater spider creating an air bubble to live in, a mosquito hatching.
121 Mon Oncle 1958  France  DVD  Director: Jacques Tati
Stars: Yvonne Arnaud, Claude Badolle, Nicolas Bataille, Alain Becourt
Summary: Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law, nephew, but he can't quite fit into the surroundings.
122 Monsieur Hire 1989  France  DVD  Director: Patrice Leconte
Stars: Michel Blanc, Sandrine Bonnaire, Luc Thuillier, Andre Wilms
Summary: Monsieur Hire is a maladjusted, balding, middle-aged man living in France. He doesn't like to talk to people. A young woman is murdered and a police detective suspects M. Hire, just because his neighbors think he is strange.
123 Napoleon 1927  France  DVD  Director: Abel Gance
Stars: Annabella, Antonin Artaud, Pierre Batcheff, Henri Baudin
Summary: A massive six-hour biopic of Napoleon, tracing his career from his schooldays (where a snowball fight is staged like a military campaign), his flight from Corsica, through the French Revolution (where a real storm is intercut with a political storm) and the Terror, culminating in his triumphant invasion of Italy in 1797 (the film stops there because it was intended to be part one of six, but director Abel Gance never raised the money to make the other five). The film's legendary reputation is due to the astonishing range of techniques that Gance uses to tell his story, culminating in the final twenty-minute triptych sequence, which alternates widescreen panoramas with complex multiple- image montages projected simultaneously on three screens.
124 Nikita 1990  France  DVD  Director: Luc Besson
Stars: Anne Parillaud, Marc Duret, Patrick Fontana, Alain Lathiere
Summary: Convicted felon Nikita, instead of going to jail, is given a new identity and trained, stylishly, as a top secret spy/assassin.
125 La nuit americaine (Day for Night) 1973  France  DVD  Director: Fran?ois Truffaut
Stars: Nike Arrighi, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Walter Bal, Nathalie Baye
Summary: A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.
126 Orphee 1950  France  DVD  Director: Jean Cocteau
Stars: Jean Marais, Fran?ois Perier, Maria Casares, Marie Dea
Summary: Orphee is a poet who becomes obsessed with Death (the Princess). They fall in love. Orphee's wife, Eurydice, is killed by the Princess' henchmen and Orphee goes after her into the Underworld. Although they have become dangerously entangled, the Princess sends Orphee back out of the Underworld, to carry on his life with Eurydice.
127 Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) 1965  France  DVD  Director: Jacques Demy
Stars: Jose Bartel, Michel Benoist, Georges Blaness, Dorothee Blank
Summary: Genevi?ve, 17, lives with her widowed mother, who owns an umbrella shop in Cherbourg. She and Guy, a twenty-year-old auto mechanic, are secretly in love and want to marry, but when she reveals this to her mother, her mother objects on the grounds that Genevi?ve is too young and Guy is not mature or well-established enough, particularly since he has not yet done his required military service. Shortly after this, Guy is drafted to serve in the war in Algeria. Before he leaves, he and Genevi?ve consummate their love for each other, which results in her becoming pregnant. While Guy is away they drift apart, Genevi?ve, strongly encouraged by her mother, accepts a marriage proposal from a well-to-do gem dealer named Roland Cassard, who has fallen in love with her at first sight and has promised to bring up her child as his own. (The character of Cassard is continued from Demy's earlier film [i]Lola[/i] (1961).) Guy is wounded and is discharged before his two-year term is up, but when he returns to Cherbourg Genevi?ve has already married and moved away. He struggles with depression and anger, but eventually is healed by falling in love with and marrying Madeleine, a young woman who had been caring for his now-deceased aunt elise. Using an inheritance from his aunt, Guy fulfills his ambition of opening a service station. Years later, the now conspicuously wealthy Genevi?ve, traveling with her daughter, Guy's child, accidentally meet Guy at his service station. While the two have only a brief conversation about the state of their respective lives, the conversation is clearly fraught with unspoken fondness and regret.
128 La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc (The Passion of Joan of Arc) 1928  France  DVD  Director: Carl Dreyer
Stars: Maria Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, Andre Berley, Maurice Schutz
Summary: A chronicle of the trial of Jeanne d'Arc on charges of heresy, the efforts of her ecclesiastical jurists to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.
129 Pepe le Moko 1937  France  DVD  Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Jean Gabin, Line Noro, Mireille Balin, Lucas Gridoux
Summary: Pepe le Moko is a gangster from Paris that hides in Algier's Casbah. In the Casbah, he is safe and is able to elude the police's attempts to capture him. But he misses his freedom, after two years in the Casbah. He meets a gorgeous Parisian tourist, Gaby, they fall in love. Native inspector Slimane tries to use her to attract Pepe out of the Casbah in order to catch him.
130 La Petite Voleuse 1988  France  DVD  Director: Claude Miller
Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Didier Bezace, Simon de La Brosse
Summary: In a small town in post-World-War-II France, an unhappy sixteen-year-old (Janine Castang) tries to escape her dreary situation by any means at her disposal. Three successive friends (Michel Davenne, a married lover, Raoul, a fellow thief, Mauricette Dargelos, a photographer and fellow prisoner) help her learn from her mistakes.
131 La Pianiste (The Piano Teacher) 2001  France  DVD  Director: Michael Haneke
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Beno?t Magimel, Susanne Lothar
Summary: A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.
132 Pickpocket 1959  France  DVD  Director: Robert Bresson
Stars: Cesar Gattegno, Marika Green, Kassagi, Martin LaSalle
Summary: Michel is released from jail after serving a sentence for thievery. His mother dies and he resorts to pickpocketing as a means of survival
133 Playtime 1967  France  DVD  Director: Jacques Tati
Stars: Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden, France Rumilly
Summary: Monsieur Hulot has to contact an American official in Paris, but he gets lost in the maze of modern architecture which is filled with the latest technical gadgets. Caught in the tourist invasion, Hulot roams around Paris with a group of American tourists, causing chaos in his usual manner.
134 Plein Soleil (Purple Noon) 1960  France  DVD  Director: Rene Clement
Stars: Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforet, Erno Crisa
Summary: Tom Ripley is a talented mimic, moocher, forger and all-around criminal improviser, but there's more to Tom Ripley than even he can guess.
135 Pollux et le chat bleu (Dougal and the Blue Cat) 1970  France    Director: Serge Danot
Stars: Christian Riehl, Paul Bisciglia
Summary: Feature-length extension of the Magic Roundabout universe, which ups the psychedelic ante with a full-scale bad trip for Dougal - a room full of sugar. Why can't Florence, Zebedee, Dylan and the others see that newcomer Buxton is a malevolent addition to the garden? After he turns everything blue overnight, it's up to the grumpy furball to try and save the day. Eric Thompson's reworking of the French original may have been adopted as a stoner classic, but it's also a thoughtful, cautionary tale for kids.
136 Le Proc?s (The Trial) 1962  France  DVD  Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Anthony Perkins, Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Romy Schneider
Summary: An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.
137 Les Quatre cents coups ( The Four Hundred Blows) 1959  France  DVD  Director: Fran?ois Truffaut
Stars: Jean-Pierre Leaud, Albert Remy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble
Summary: A young Parisian boy, Antoine Doinel, neglected by his derelict parents, skips school, sneaks into movies, runs away from home, steals things, tries (disastrously) to return them. Like most kids, he gets into more trouble for things he thinks are right than for his actual trespasses. Unlike most kids, he gets whacked with the big stick. He inhabits a Paris of dingy flats, seedy arcades, abandoned factories, workaday streets, a city that seems big and full of possibilities only to a child's eye.
138 La Regle du jeu (The Rules of the Game) 1939  France  DVD  Director: Jean Renoir
Stars: Julien Carette, Tony Corteggiani, Marcel Dalio, Eddy Debray
Summary: Renoir's look at bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II. An assorted cast of characters - the rich and their poor servants - meet up at a French chateau.
139 Le Retour de Martin Guerre (The Return of Martin Guerre) 1982  France  DVD  Director: Daniel Vigne
Stars: Gerard Depardieu, Nathalie Baye, Maurice Barrier, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu
Summary: In medieval France, some villagers challenge a man's claim of identity when he (as he says) returns home from some time in the army.
140 Du rififi chez les hommes (Rififi) 1955  France  DVD  Director: Jules Dassin
Stars: Jacques Besnard, Janine Darcey, Jacques David, Alice Garan
Summary: Tony Stephanois, just out of prison and angry at his girl Mado's infidelity, decides to join his pals Jo and Mario in an ambitious crime. With Italian safe expert Cesar, they meticulously plan the burglary of a large jewelry establishment. Not a word is spoken as the crime is carried out. And then things begin to go wrong...
141 Roberto Succo 2001  France  DVD  Director: Cedric Kahn
Stars: Stefano Cassetti, Isild Le Besco, Patrick Dell'Isola, Viviana Aliberti
Summary: Kurt' claims to be a sales rep. He also claims to be English in spite of his heavy Italian accent. Kurt is an habitual liar and a dangerous driver, at the very least. In the south of France he meets Lea, age 16. Between his increasingly strange dates with Lea, Kurt engages in a number of armed robberies, some successful, some not... The police are perplexed by a series of crimes including disappearances and a murder. They conclude that they are dealing with a madman... After he proposes, Lea breaks up with Kurt. The attempt to find a new girlfriend leads to a shooting by Kurt, now calling himself Andre. Lea's information identifies Kurt/Andre as Roberto Succo, psychiatric patient and parental murderer. The police hunt for Roberto covers three countries.
142 Le Roman de Renard (The Tale of the Fox) 1930  France  DVD  Director: Irene Starewicz, Wladyslaw Starewicz
Stars: Claude Dauphin, Romain Bouquet
Summary: In the kingdom of animals, Master Fox is used to trick and fool everyone. So the King, the Lion, receives more and more complaints about him. He orders that Master Fox is arrested and brough to him... One of the first animation film with puppets. The story is taken from a from a French medieval fable
143 Le Salaire de la peur (The Wages of Fear) 1953  France  DVD  Director: Henri Georges Clouzot
Stars: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Folco Lulli, Peter van Eyck
Summary: In a decrepit South American village, men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe
144 Le Samourai 1967  France  DVD  Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Stars: Alain Delon, Nathalie Delon, Fran?ois Perier, Cathy Rosier
Summary: Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught. One night however, after killing a night-club owner, he's seen by witnesses. His efforts to provide himself with an alibi fail and more and more he gets driven into a corner.
145 Sans Soleil 1983  France  DVD  Director: Chris Marker
Stars: Florence Delay, Charlotte Kerr, Kim Novak, Riyoko Ikeda
Summary: He wrote me.... A woman narrates the thoughts of a world traveler, meditations on time and memory expressed in words and images from places as far-flung as Japan, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, San Francisco.
146 La Science des reves (The Science of Sleep) 2006  France  DVD  Director: Michel Gondry
Stars: Gael Garcia Bernal, Charlotte Gainsbourg
Summary: A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is lovestruck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.
147 Shoah 1985  France  DVD  Director: Claude Lanzmann
Stars: William Lubtchansky
Summary: Claude Lanzmann directed this 9 1/2 hour documentary of the Holocaust without using a single frame of archive footage. He interviews survivors, witnesses, ex-Nazis (whom he had to film secretly since though only agreed to be interviewed by audio). His style of interviewing by asking for the most minute details is effective at adding up these details to give a horrifying portrait of the events of Nazi genocide. He also shows, or rather lets some of his subjects themselves show, that the anti-Semitism that caused 6 million Jews to die in the Holocaust is still alive in well in many people that still live in Germany, Poland, elsewhere
148 Le Temps retrouve, d'apre+B1584s l'oeuvre de Marcel Proust (Time Regained) 1999  France  DVD  Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Beart, Vincent Perez, John Malkovich
Summary: Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is on his deathbed. Looking at photographs brings memories of his childhood, his youth, his lovers, the way the Great War put an end to a stratum of society. His memories are in no particular order, they move back and forth in time. Marcel at various ages interacts with Odette, with the beautiful Gilberte and her doomed husband, with the pleasure-seeking Baron de Charlus, with Marcel's lover Albertine, with others, present also in memory are Marcel's beloved mother and grandmother. It seems as if to live is to remember and to capture memories is to create a work of great art. The memories parallel the final volume of Proust's novel.
149 Tirez sur le pianiste (Shoot the Pianist) 1960  France  DVD  Director: Fran?ois Truffaut
Stars: Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger, Mich?le Mercie
Summary: Charlie Kohler is a piano player in a bar. The waitress Lena is in love with him. One of Charlie's brother, Chico, a crook, takes refuge in the bar because he is chased by two gangsters, Momo and Ernest. We will discover that Charlie's real name is Edouard Saroyan, once a virtuose who gives up after his wife's suicide. Charlie now has to deal wih Chico, Ernest, Momo, Fido (his youngest brother who lives with him), Lena...
150 Trop Belle Pour Toi (Too Beautiful for You ) 1989  France  DVD  Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Gerard Depardieu, Josiane Balasko, Carole Bouquet, Roland Blanche
Summary: A car dealer, well-to-do and with a beautiful wife, finds himself attracted to his rather plain new temporary secretary. Despite her own commitments she feels the same and the two soon embark on an affair. Though it would seem it has happened before his wife finds this particular entanglement of her husband's very difficult to accept
151 Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (M Hulot's Holiday) 1953  France    Director: Jacques Tati
Summary: Monsieur Hulot comes to a beachside hotel for a vacation, where he accidentally (but good-naturedly) causes havoc.
152 Les Valseuses (Going Places) 1974  France  DVD  Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Gerard Depardieu, Patrick Dewaere, Miou-Miou, Jeanne Moreau
Summary: Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeois characters value: whether it's cars, peace of mind, or daughters. Marie-Ange, a jaded, passive hairdresser, joins them as lover, cook, mother confessor. She's on her own search for seemingly unattainable sexual pleasure.
153 Le Vie revee des anges (The Dream Life of Angels) 1998  France  DVD  Director: Erick Zonca
Stars: elodie Bouchez, Natacha Regnier, Gregoire Colin, Patrick Mercado
Summary: In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is out-going, unskilled, with hopes of moving south to warmer climes. Marie usually is either angry or detached. Then, while Isa begins to visit the child in whose flat they live, going to hospital to read to her, Marie slowly falls for a rich youth. At first Marie keeps him at bay, then she not only pursues him, she begins to dream he is her life's love. When Isa tries to warn Marie, their friendship flounders. How will Marie handle the inevitable? And once they lose the flat, where will they go?
154 Vivre Sa Vie (My Life to Live) 1962  France  DVD  Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Alfred Adam, Henri Attal, Marcel Charton, Dimitri Dineff
Summary: This film explores a Parisian woman's descent into prostitution. The movie is comprised of a series of 12 'tableaux'-- scenes which are basically unconnected episodes, each presented with a worded introduction.
155 Les Yeux sans visage (Eyes Without a Face) 1959  France  DVD  Director: Georges Franju
Stars: Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli
Summary: A brilliant surgeon, Dr. Genessier, helped by his assistant Louise, kidnaps nice young women. He removes their faces and tries to graft them onto the head on his beloved daughter Christiane, whose face has been entirely spoiled in a car crash. All the experiments fail, the victims die, but Genessier keeps trying....
156 Z 1969  France  DVD  Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Maurice Baquet, Jean Bouise, Marcel Bozzuffi, Gerard Darrieu
Summary: Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles.
157 Zazie Dans le Metro (Zazie in the Subway) 1960  France  DVD  Director: Louis Malle
Stars: Philippe Noiret, Catherine Demongeot
Summary: This merry farce depicts a satirical view of the French society: Twelve years old Zazie has to stay two days with her relatives in Paris, so that her mother can spend some time with her lover. However Zazie escapes her uncle's custody and sets out to explore Paris on her own.
158 Zero de Conduite 1933  France  DVD  Director: Jean Vigo
Stars: Jean Daste, Robert le Flon, Du Verron, Delphin
Summary: After the holidays, Caussat and Bruel are going back to the boarding school, where their life is sad, dull, as all prisoner's ones. But there is plot setting up for a revolt...
159 Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, Wrath of God) 1972  Germany  DVD  Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Klaus Kinski
Summary: In 16th century, the ruthless and insane Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.
160 Bagdad Cafe 1987  Germany  DVD  Director: Percy Adlon
Stars: Marianne S?gebrecht, CCH Pounder, Jack Palance, Christine Kaufmann
Summary: Jasmin has a row with her husband in the middle of the desert, storms off to a truck-stop cafe. She stays there, starts to make friends with the regulars, including Rudi, an ex-set decorator from Hollywood who wants to paint her picture.
161 Der Blaue Engel (Blue Angel) 1930  Germany  DVD  Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Kurt Gerron, Rosa Valetti
Summary: Immanuel Rath, an old bachelor, is a professor at the town's university. When he discovers that some of his pupils often go into a speakeasy, The Blue Angel, to visit a dancer, Lola Lola, he comes there to confront them. But he is attracted to Lola. The next night he comes again--and does not sleep at home. This causes trouble at work and his life takes a downward spiral.
162 Die Blechtrommel (The Tin Drum) 1979  Germany  DVD  Director: Volker Schlondorff
Stars: Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, David Bennent, Katharina Thalbach
Summary: Danzig in the 1920s/1930s. Oskar Matzerath, son of a local dealer, is a most unusual boy. Equipped with full intellect right from his birth he decides at his third birthday not to grow up as he sees the crazy world around him at the eve of World War II. So he refuses the society and his tin drum symbolizes his protest against the middle-class mentality of his family and neighborhood, which stand for all passive people in Nazi Germany at that time. However, (almost) nobody listens to him, so the catastrophe goes on...
163 Das Boot 1981  Germany  DVD  Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Stars: Jurgen Prochnow
Summary: This is the story of 42 raw recruits caught up in a war they didn't understand, the Captain who must lead them in their struggle to survive.
164 Die Buchse der Pandora (Pandora's Box) 1929  Germany  DVD  Director: GW Pabst
Stars: Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer, Carl Goetz
Summary: The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her.
165 The Cabinet of Dr Calgari 1920  Germany  DVD  Director: Robert Wiene
Stars: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover
Summary: Dr. Caligari's somnambulist, Cesare, his deadly predictions.
166 Die Ehe der Maria Braun (The Marriage of Maria Braun) 1978  Germany  DVD  Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Isolde Barth, Hark Bohm, Kristine De Loup, Ivan Desny
Summary: This movie follows the life of a young German woman, married to a soldier in the waning days of WWII. Fassbinder has tried to show the gritty life after the end of WWII and the turmoil of the people trapped in its wake.
167 Fear Eats the Soul (Angst essen Seele auf) 1974  Germany  DVD  Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Brigitte Mira, El Hedi ben Salem,Barbara Valentin
Summary: Emmi, a woman truly in the second half of life, falls in love with Ali, a Berber guest worker more than ten years younger. When they both decide to marry, everybody seems to be against them. When the folks calm down a bit, Emmi and Ali get deeply unsure about their relationship.
168 Gegen die Wand (Head On) 2004  Germany  DVD  Director: Fatih Akin
Stars: Cem Akin, Philipp Baltus, Meltem Cumbul, Francesco Fiannaca
Summary: In 'Gegen die Wand' Cahit, a 40-something male from Mersin in Turkey has removed everything Turkish from his life. He has become an alcoholic drug addict and at the start of the movie wants to end it all. Sibel a 20-something female from Hamburg wishes to please her Turkish parents yet yearns for freedom. She has had her nose broken by her brother for being seen holding hands with a boy and yet she can not break her mother's heart and run away. She too attempts suicide and she first approaches Cahit there at the Hospital. Sibel asks Cahit to marry her, as she believes this to be the way out of her parent's house. She promises Cahit that their relationship will be like roommates, not like a married couple. The film follows Sibel and Cahit as they get married, become closer and eventually fall in love. Cahit then accidentally kills one of Sibel's lovers and is sent to jail. Sibel moves to Turkey where she gets a job as a domestic aid with the help of her sister. After serving his sentence, Cahit is released from jail and he immediately sets off for Istanbul to find her.
169 Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam (The Golem) 1920  Germany  DVD  Director: Carl Boese, Paul Wegener
Stars: Ernst Deutsch, Carl Ebert, Fritz Feld, Otto Gebuhr
Summary: In 16th-century Prague, a Jewish rabbi creates a giant creature from clay, called the Golem, using sorcery, brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution. Unfortunately, his evil assistant manages to take control of the Golem, uses it to commit crimes to enrich him, finally has it kidnap the rabbi's beautiful daughter. However, the Golem--which had been given human emotions by the rabbi--finally rebels against the assistant's misuse of him.
170 Heimat 1984  Germany  DVD  Director: Edgar Reitz
Summary: The series (11 episodes) tells the story of the village Schabbach, on the Hunsrueck in Germany through the years 1919-1982. Central person is Maria, who we see growing from a 17 year old girl to an old woman, her family. The family, like the rest of the German people live through the crises after WW-I, the rise and fall of Nazism and WW-II, the rebuilding and the following prosperity of the village (as a symbol for the whole country) after WW II.
171 Der Himmel uber Berlin (Wings of Desire) 1990  Germany  DVD  Director: Wim Wenders
Stars: Curt Bois, Solveig Dommartin, Peter Falk, Bruno Ganz
Summary: An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.
172 Jeder fur sich und Gott gegen alle (The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser) 1974  Germany  DVD  Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira, Willy Semmelrogge
Summary: Herzog's film is based upon the true and mysterious story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to speak or walk, bearing a strange note, he later explained that he had been held captive in a dungeon of some sort for his entire life that he could remember, had only just been released, for reasons unknown. His benefactor attempts to integrate him into society, with intriguing results.
173 Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others) 2006  Germany  DVD  Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Stars: Martina Gedeck, Ulrich M?he, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur
Summary: In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.
174 M 1931  Germany  DVD  Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Peter Lorre, Friedrich Gnass, Gustaf Grundgens, Georg John
Summary: When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.
175 Menschen am Sonntag (People On Sunday) 1930  Germany  DVD  Director: Curt Siodmak, Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer, Fred Zinnemann
Stars: Erwin Splettstosse, Brigitte Borchert
Summary: Edwin, a taxi driver, lives with Annie, a neurasthenic model. They plan to spend Sunday at the Nikolassee beach with Wolfgang, an officer, gentleman, antiquarian, gigolo, at the moment a wine salesman. After an argument, Annie stays at home while Edwin joins Wolf. Wolf has brought along a new girlfriend, Christl. Brigitte, Christl's best friend, joins the group. Brigitte is the manager of a record shop. At the beach Wolf tries to kiss Christl but she rejects him and he turns his attentions toward Brigitte, who is more receptive. Wolf and Brigitte go off together and he seduces her. Back on the beach, Wolf and Erwin, now tired of their dates, flirt with two other women as Brigitte and Christl look on, appalled. They have small satisfaction when the men have to borrow money from them to pay for the paddle-boat they were renting. As they part at the end of the day, Brigitte hopes Wolf will see her next Sunday, but he and Erwin have other plans. The bond between the two men is the one that counts. They have really spent the Sunday with each other. Edwin returns to his flat to find Annie still in bed. The next day he is driving his cab. Wolf is selling wine, Brigitte is selling records, all waiting for next Sunday.
176 Metropolis 1927  Germany  DVD  Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Frohlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge
Summary: It is the future, humans are divided into two groups: the thinkers, who make plans (but don't know how anything works), the workers, who achieve goals (but don't have the vision). Completely separate, neither group is complete, but together they make a whole. One man from the 'thinkers' dares visit the underground where the workers toil, is astonished by what he sees...
177 Nirgendwo in Afrika (Nowhere in Africa) 2001  Germany  DVD  Director: Caroline Link
Stars: Juliane Kohler, Merab Ninidze, Matthias Habich, Sidede Onyulo
Summary: A German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930's Kenya.
178 Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (Nosferatu: a Symphony of Terror) 1922  Germany  DVD  Director: FW Murnau
Stars: Max Schreck, Greta Schroder, Ruth Landshoff, Gustav von Wangenheim
Summary: Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. Silent classic based on the story 'Dracula.'
179 Olympia 1938  Germany  DVD  Director: Leni Riefenstahl
Summary: The document of the 1936 Olympics at Berlin, orchestrated as Nazi propaganda.
180 Paris, Texas 1984  Germany  DVD  Director: Wim Wenders
Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Sam Berry
Summary: A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his wife and son four years before. As his memory returns, he makes contact with various people from his past.
181 Triumph of the Will 1935  Germany  DVD  Director: Leni Riefenstahl
Stars: Adolf Hitler, Fritz Reinhardt, Reinhard Heydrich, Heinrich Himmler
Summary: The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany.
182 Der Untergang (Downfall) 2004  Germany  DVD  Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Stars: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Kohler
Summary: Traudl Junge (Lara), the final secretary for Adolf Hitler (Ganz), tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.
183 A Fei zheng chuan (Days of Being Wild) 1991  Hong Kong  DVD  Director: Kar Wai Wong
Stars: Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, y Lau, Carina Lau
Summary: Set in 1960, the film centres on the young, boyishly handsome Yuddy, who learns from the drunken ex-prostitute who raised him that she is not his real mother. Hoping to hold onto him, she refuses to divulge the name of his real birth mother. The revelation shakes Yuddy to his very core, unleashing a cascade of conflicting emotions. Two women have the bad luck to fall for Yuddy. One is a quiet lass named Su Lizhen who works at a sports arena, while the other is a glitzy showgirl named Mimi. Perhaps due to his unresolved Oedipal issues, he passively lets the two compete for him, unable or unwilling to make a choice. As Lizhen slowly confides her frustration to a cop named Tide, he falls for her. The same is true for Yuddy's friend Zeb, who falls for Mimi. Later, Yuddy learns of his birth mother's whereabouts and heads out to the Philippines.
184 Chungking Express 1994  Hong Kong  DVD  Director: Kar Wai Wong
Stars: Brigitte Lin, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Faye Wong
Summary: Wong Kar-Wai's movie about two love-struck cops is filmed in impressionistic splashes of motion and color. The first half deals with Cop 223, who has broken up with his girlfriend of five years. He purchases a tin of pineapples with an expiration date of May 1 each day for a month. By the end of that time, he feels that he will either be rejoined with his love or that it too will have expired forever. The second half shows Cop 663 dealing with his breakup with his flight attendant girlfriend. He talks to his apartment furnishings until he meets a new girl at a local lunch counter.
185 Dip huet seung hung (The Killer) 1989  Hong Kong  DVD  Director: John Woo
Stars: John Woo, Chow Yun-Fat, Danny Lee, Sally Yeh
Summary: A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings to restore vision to a singer he accidentally blinded, only to be double-crossed by his boss.
186 Enter the Dragon 1973  Hong Kong  DVD  Director: Robert Clouse
Stars: Bruce Lee
Summary: A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover
187 Fa yeung nin wa (In the Mood for Love) 2000  Hong Kong  DVD  Director: Kar-wai Wong
Stars: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Maggie Cheung, Ping Lam Siu, Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung
Summary: A man and a woman move in to neighboring Hong Kong apartments and form a bond when they both suspect their spouses of extra-marital activities.
188 Ging chaat goo si (Police Story) 1985  Hong Kong  DVD  Director: Jackie Chan
Stars: Maggie Cheung, Brigitte Lin, Jackie Chan, Bill Tung
Summary: Kevin Chan (aka Jackie) is a Hong-Kong cop, who scores his first big hit by virtually single-handedly capturing and arresting a big drug- lord. Of course, the drug-lord isn't too happy about this, frames Kevin with the murder of another cop (who happened to be on the take). Kevin has to clear his name, whilst keeping himself from getting killed or arrested, keeping his girlfriend from leaving him.
189 Jui kuen (Drunken Master) 1978  Hong Kong  DVD  Director: Yuen Woo-Ping
Stars: Jackie Chan
Summary: An undisciplined boy must learn Drunken Fist Kung Fu in order to stop an assassin.
190 Lat sau san taam (Hard Boiled) 1992  Hong Kong  DVD  Director: John Woo
Stars: Chow Yun-Fat, Kwan Hoi-Shan, Cheung Jue-lin, Tsang Kong
Summary: Mobsters are smuggling guns into Hong Kong. The police orchestrate a raid at a teahouse where an ace detective loses his partner. Meanwhile, the two main gun smugglers are having a war over territory, a young new gun is enlisted to wipe out informants and overcome barriers to growth. The detective, acting from inside sources, gets closer to the ring leaders and eventually must work with the inside man directly.
191 Mou gaan dou (Infernal Affairs) 2002  Hong Kong  DVD  Director: Andrew Lau, Mak Siu Fai
Stars: Andy Lau, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Eric Tsang
Summary: A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, who is the cop.
192 Wong Fei Hung (Once Upon a Time in China) 1991  Hong Kong    Director: Tsui Hark
Summary: Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and American) plundering of China. When Aunt Yee arrives back from America totally westernised, Wong Fei-Hung assumes the role of her protector. This proves to be difficult when his martial arts school and local militia become involved in fierce battles with foreign and local government. As violence escalates even Aunt Yee has to question her new western ideals, but is it possible to fight guns with Kung Fu?
193 Hukkle 2002  Hungary  DVD  Director: Gyorgy Palfi
Summary: Using almost no dialogue, the film follows a number of residents (both human and animal) of a small rural community in Hungary - an old man with hiccups, a shepherdess and her sheep, an old woman who may or may not be up to no good, some folk-singers at a wedding, etc. While most of the film is a series of vignettes, there is a sinister and often barely perceptible subplot involving murder.
194 Mephisto 1981  Hungary  DVD  Director: Istvan Szabo
Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Krystyna Janda, Ildiko Bansagi, Rolf Hoppe
Summary: A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany. As his associates and friends flee or are ground under by the Nazi terror, the popularity of his character supercedes his own existence until he finds that his best performance is keeping up appearances for his Nazi patrons.
195 Werckmeister Harmoniak (Werckmeister Harmonies) 2000  Hungary  DVD  Director: Bela Tarr
Stars: Lars Rudolph, Peter Fitz, Hanna Schygulla, Janos Derzsi
Summary: This story takes place in a small town on the Hungarian Plain. In a provincial town, which is surrounded with nothing else but frost. It is bitterly cold weather - without snow. It is twenty degrees below zero. Even in this bewildered cold hundreds of people are standing around the circus tent, which is put up in the main square, to see - as the outcome of their wait - the chief attraction, the stuffed carcass of a real whale. The people are coming from everywhere. From the neighbouring settlings, from different holes of the Plain, even from quite far away parts of the country.
196 Bandit Queen 1994  India  DVD  Director: Shekhar Kapur
Stars: Seema Biswas, Aditya Srivastava, Agesh Markam, Ajai Rohilla
Summary: The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994. During five years she was prosecuted by the Indian police and turned into a legend (like a modern Robin Hood) by the Indian press. Although the press tended to make her the optimal hero with blue eyes, dark hair, being tall and beautiful she was in reality an average Indian which makes it hard for the movie to fulfill the expectations of the audience and tell the truth at the same time. Later in her life,She entered into the politics and was assassinated in 2001.
197 Devdas 2002  India  DVD  Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Stars: Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit,Aishwarya Rai
Summary: After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee's life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain.
198 Lagaan 2001  India  DVD  Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
Stars: Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh
Summary: This is the story about the resilience shown by the Indians when they were under the British Rule. They are already taxed to the bone by the British and their cronies, but when Jack Russell announces that he will double the Lagaan (tax) from all villagers, they decide to oppose it. Leading the villagers is a handsome young man named Bhuvan, who challenges them to a game of cricket, a game that is to be played by veteran British cricket players, versus villagers, including Bhuvan himself, who have never played this game before, do not even know a bat from a piece of wood. As the challenge is accepted, the interest grows and attracts Indians from all over the region, as well as the British from all over the country - as everyone gathers to see the 'fair play' that the British will display against their counter-parts, who are aided by none other than the sister, Elizabeth, of Captain Rusell.
199 Monsoon Wedding 2001  India  DVD  Director: Mira Nair
Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shetty, Vijay Raaz
Summary: A stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner, relatives from around the world create much ado about the preparations for an arranged marriage in India.
200 Mughal E Azam 1960  India  DVD  Director: K Asif
Stars: Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar
Summary: Set in the 16th century AD, the movie brings to life the tale of the doomed love affair between the Mughal Crown Prince Saleem and the beautiful, ill-fated court dancer, whose fervor and intensity perpetrates a war between the prince and his father the great Mughal Emperor Akbar, threatens to bring an empire to its knees.
201 Pather Panchali 1955  India  DVD  Director: Satyajit Ray
Stars: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Bannerjee, Uma Das
Summary: Sometime in the early years of the century, a boy, Apu, is born to a poor Brahmin family in a village in Bengal. The father, a poet and priest, cannot earn enough to keep his family going. Apu's sister, Durga, is forever stealing guavas from the neighbour's orchards. All these add to the daily struggles of the mother's life, notwithstanding her constant bickering with old aunt who lives with the family.
202 Salaam Bombay 1988  India  DVD  Director: Mira Nair
Stars: Shafiq Syed, Hansa Vithal, Chanda Sharma, Raghuvir Yadav
Summary: The story of Krishna, Manju, Chillum and the other children on the streets of Bombay. Sometimes they can get a temporary job sellng tea, but mostly they have to beg for money and keep out of the way of the police.
203 Shatranj Ke Khilari (The Chess Players) 1977  India  DVD  Director: Satyajit Ray
Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Saeed Jaffrey, Shabana Azmi, Farida Jalal
Summary: Wazed Ali Shah is the ruler of one of the last independent kingdoms of India. The British, intent on controlling this rich country, have sent general Outram on a secret mission to clear the way for an annexation. While pressure is mounting amidst intrigue and political manoeuvres, Ali Shah composes poems and listens to music, secluded in his palace. The court is of no help, as exemplified by nobles Mir and Mirza, who, ignoring the situation of their country and all their duties towards their families, spend their days playing endless parties of chess.
204 Sholay 1975  India  DVD  Director: Ramesh Sippy
Stars: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar
Summary: Sholay means fire. In this particular movie, a Police Officer, who family was killed by a bandit named Gabbar Singh, decides to fight fire with fire and recruits two convicts, Jai and Veeru. He approaches them in jail, puts the proposal in front of them, they agree to bring in Gabbar Singh alive - for a hefty price. After their discharge from jail, they travel by train to the village where the Police Officer lives - now with only his widowed daughter-in-law. The three band together to fight one of the most elusive and dreaded bandits of all time. Will the two ex-cons be able to bring Gabbar alive to the Police Officer?
205 Badkonake sefid (White Balloon) 1995  Iran  DVD  Director: Jafar Panahi
Stars: Aida Mohammadkhani, Mohsen Kafili, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy
Summary: Several people try to take advantage of a little girl's innocence to hustle money her mom gave to her to buy a goldfish with.
206 Davandeh (The Runner) 1984  Iran  DVD  Director: Amir Naderi
Stars: Abbas Nazeri, Majid Niroumand
Summary: Amiro is a young boy who has lost his home during the war. He spends his days by working odd jobs, until he realizes that the only way that he can realize his dreams is by enrolling in school. In school, he has conflict with other students. Finally there is a competition to see who can say the whole alphabet in one breath.
207 Nema-ye Nazdik (Close-Up) 1990  Iran  DVD  Director: Abbas Kiarostam
Stars: Abolfazl Ahankhah, Mahrokh Ahankhah, Mehrdad Ahankhah, Monoochehr Ahankhah
Summary: Pretending to be Mohsen Makhmalbaf making his next movie, Ali Sabzian enters a well-to-do family in Teheran. The actual people involved in the incident re-enact the actual events, followed by the footage from the actual trial that took place.
208 Safar e Ghandehar (Kandahar) 2001  Iran  DVD  Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Stars: Nelofer Pazira, Hassan Tantai, Ike Ogut, Sadou Teymouri
Summary: After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her.
209 Sib (The Apple) 1998  Iran    Director: Samira Makhmalbaf
Stars: Massoumeh Naderi
Summary: After twelve years of imprisonment by their own parents, two sisters are finally released by social workers to face the outside world for the first time.
210 Ta'm e guilass (Taste of Cherry) 1997  Iran  DVD  Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Stars: omayon Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari
Summary: Middle-aged Mr.Badii is planning to commit suicide and desperately seeks anyone to assist him - he has already dug out the grave in the mountains, but the assistant will have to bury him when he will do the deed. He asks Kurd soldier, Afghan seminarian, but everyone refuses by some reason. Finally he finds an old Turkish taxidermist, who has a sick son and previously attempted suicide himself, he agrees to assist Badii.
211 Takhte siah (Blackboards) 2000  Iran  DVD  Director: Samira Makhmalbaf
Stars: Said Mohamadi, Behnaz Jafari, Bahman Ghobadi, Mohamad Karim Rahmati
Summary: Itinerant Kurdish teachers, carrying blackboards on their backs, look for students in the hills and villages of Iran, near the Iraqi border during the Iran-Iraq war. Said falls in with a group of old men looking for their bombed-out village, he offers to guide them, takes as his wife Halaleh, the clan's lone woman, a widow with a young son. Reeboir attaches himself to a dozen pre-teen boys weighed down by contraband they carry across the border, they're mules, always on the move. Said and Reeboir try to teach as their potential students keep walking. Danger is close, armed soldiers patrol the skies, the roads, the border. Is there a role for a teacher? Is there hope?
212 In the Name of the Father 1993  Ireland  DVD  Director: Jim Sheridan
Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Alison Crosbie, Philip King
Summary: Man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he didn't do imprisons his father as well, a British lawyer helps fight for their freedom.
213 My Left Foot 1989  Ireland  DVD  Director: Jim Sheridan
Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan, Kirsten Sheridan
Summary: The story of Christy Brown, who was born with cerebral palsy. He learned to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.
214 L' Avventura (The Adventure) 1960  Italy  DVD  Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Stars: Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti, Lea Massari, Dominique Blanchar
Summary: A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip. But during the search, her lover and her best friend become attracted to each other.
215 Blowup 1966  Italy  DVD  Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, David Hemmings, John Castle
Summary: A mod London photographer believes that he has photographed a murder.
216 Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo (The Good Bad and the Ugly) 1966  Italy  DVD  Director: Sergio Leone
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffr
Summary: A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.
217 C'era una volta il West (Once Upon a Time in the West) 1968  Italy  DVD  Director: Sergio Leone
Stars: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards
Summary: Epic story of a mysterious stranger with a harmonica who joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.
218 Caro diario (Dear Diary) 1993  Italy  DVD  Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Nanni Moretti and Jennifer Beals
Summary: Nani Moretti directs himself playing himself in this wry look at life. Presented in three chapters, Moretti uses the experiences of travelling on his motor-scooter, cruising with his friend around a set of remote islands in search of peace to finish his new film and consulting doctor after doctor to cure his annoying rash to cast a humourous look at his life and those around him.
219 Cinema Paradiso 1988  Italy  DVD  Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Stars: Antonella Attili, Enzo Cannavale, Isa Danieli, Leo Gullotta
Summary: A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.
220 Il Conformista (The Conformist) 1970  Italy  DVD  Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin
Summary: A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
221 Le Conseguenze dell'amore (The Consequences of Love) 2004  Italy  DVD  Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Stars: Toni Servillo, Olivia Magnani, Adriano Giannini
Summary: Titta di Girolamo apparently has a regular and tedious life with nothing strange a part from his own name (as he uses to say). He lives in a Hotel in Lugano (Switzerland) since almost ten years, spending his days waiting for something we don't know. His life is too rigid, too detached following a flat routine. Titta ignore everyone and probably he has no emotions at all. Basically there is no story. But one day he decided, breaking all his personal rules, to exchange some words with Sofia, the hotel's barmaid. Incredibly all the situation change, emotions, love, mafia, death come back violently into Titta's life.
222 Django 1966  Italy  DVD  Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Franco Nero, Jose Bodalo, Loredana Nusciak, angel alvarez
Summary: A coffin-dragging gunslinger enters a town caught between two feuding factions, the KKK and a gang of Mexican Bandits, is caught up in a struggle against them.
223 La Dolce Vita 1960  Italy  DVD  Director: Federico Fellini
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimee, Yvonne Furneaux
Summary: ournalist and man-about-town Marcello struggles to find his place in the world, torn between the allure of Rome's elite social scene and the stifling domesticity offered by his girlfriend, all the while searching for a way to become a serious writer.
224 Don't Look Now 1973  Italy  DVD  Director: Nicolas Roeg
Stars: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland
Summary: An American architect living in Venice, Italy with his wife on a getaway after the death of their young daughter, begins to question his sanity when he begins having a series of disturbing and fragmented premonitions which coincides with a series of murders in the city
225 Eight and a Half (8 1/2) 1963  Italy  DVD  Director: Federico Fellini
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimee
Summary: A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies
226 Il Gattopardo (The Leopard) 1963  Italy  DVD  Director: Luchino Visconti
Stars: Luchino Visconti, Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon
Summary: In the 1860s, a dying aristocracy struggles to maintain itself against a harsh Sicilian landscape. The film traces with a slow and deliberate rhythm the waning of the noble home of Fabrizio Corbero, Prince of Salina (the Leopard) and the corresponding rise to eminence of the enormously wealthy ex-peasant Don Calogero Sedara. The prince himself refuses to take active steps to halt the decline of his personal fortunes or to help build a new Sicily but his nephew Tancredi, Prince of Falconeri swims with the tide and assures his own position by marrying Don Calogero's beautiful daughter Angelica. The climatic scene is the sumptuous forty-minute ball, where Tancredi introduces Angelica to society.
227 Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini (The Garden of the Finzi-Continis) 1970  Italy  DVD  Director: Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Lino Capolicchio, Dominique Sanda, Fabio Testi, Romolo Valli
Summary: In the late 1930s, in Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading families, wealthy, aristocratic, urbane, they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a circle of friends for constant rounds of tennis and parties at their villa with its lovely grounds, keeping the rest of the world at bay. Into the circle steps Giorgio, a Jew from the middle class who falls in love with Micol. She seems to toy with him, even makes love to one of his friends while she knows Giorgio is watching. While his love cannot seem to break through to her to draw her out of her garden idyll, the forces of politics close in.
228 Ladri di biciclette (Bicycle Thieves) 1948  Italy  DVD  Director: Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Gino Saltamerenda
Summary: A man and his son search for a stolen bicycle vital for his job.
229 Lola 1961  Italy  DVD  Director: Jacques Demy
Stars: Anouk Aimee, Marc Michel, Jacques Harden, Alan Scott
Summary: In Nantes, a bored young man named Roland is letting life pass him by when he has a chance meeting with a woman he knew in his teens: she's Lola, now a cabaret dancer. She's also the devoted single mother of a young son, she harbors the hope that his father, who deserted her during pregnancy, will return. Roland realizes he's in love with Lola, this gives sudden purpose to his life. But how does she feel? Woven into the story are an American sailor who likes Lola and is kind to her son, a girl on the eve of her 14th birthday, when all things seem romantic, the girl's mother, a lonely widow, and, an aging woman who misses her son. And who's the rich guy in the Cadillac?
230 Mamma Roma 1962  Italy  DVD  Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Stars: Anna Magnani, Ettore Garofolo, Franco Citti, Silvana Corsini
Summary: Mamma Roma is a middle-aged whore of Roma. Now she can quit her job to become a fruit seller. And she can take back her 16-year-old son, Ettore. For him, she dreams of a good position. But it is perhaps too late for Ettore, whose company includes mostly teenaged louts...
231 La Maschera del demonio (Mask of Satan) 1960  Italy  DVD  Director: Mario Bava
Stars: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi, Ivo Garrani
Summary: A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant. Only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor stand in her way.
232 Morte a Venezia (Death In Venice) 1971  Italy  DVD  Director: Luchino Visconti
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Romolo Valli, Mark Burns, Nora Ricci
Summary: Gustav Von Aschenbach, a composer utterly absorbed in his work, arrives in Venice as a result of a youthfully ardent thirst for distant scenes and there meets a young man by whose beauty he becomes obsessed.
233 La Notti di Cabiria (Nights Of Cabiria) 1957  Italy  DVD  Director: Federico Fellini
Stars: Giulietta Masina, Fran?ois Perier, Franca Marzi, Dorian Gray
Summary: A waifish prostitute wanders the streets of Rome looking for true love but finding only heartbreak.
234 I Pugni in tasca (Fists in the Pocket) 1965  Italy  DVD  Director: Marco Bellocchio
Stars: ou Castel, Paola Pitagora, Marino Mase, Liliana Gerace
Summary: Ale, a deeply disturbed young man subject to seizures benignly decides to murder members of his dysfunctional family for altruistic reasons.
235 I Quattro dell'apocalisse (The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse) 1921  Italy  DVD  Director: Rex Ingram
Stars: Fabio Testi, Lynne Frederick, Michael J. Pollard, Harry Baird
Summary: Four petty criminals, three men and a woman, wander through the trackless terrain of the Wild West Utah and are hounded by a sadistic bandit.
236 Roma, citta aperta (Rome Open City) 1945  Italy  DVD  Director: Roberto Rossellini
Stars: Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Marcello Pagliero, Vito Annichiarico
Summary: Rome, 1944. Giorgio Manfredi, one of the leaders of the Resistance, is tracked down by the Nazis. He goes to his friend Francesco's, asks Pina, Francesco's fiancee, for help. Pina must warn a priest, Don Pietro Pellegrini, that Giorgio needs to leave the town as soon as possible ...
237 Salo o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom) 1975  Italy  DVD  Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Stars: Paolo Bonacelli, Giorgio Cataldi, Umberto Paolo Quintavalle
Summary: Four fascist libertines round up 9 teenages boys and girls and subject them to 120 days of physical, mental and sexual torture.
238 La Scorta 1993  Italy  DVD  Director: Ricky Tognazzi
Stars: Claudio Amendola, Carlo Cecchi, Ugo Conti, Leo Gullotta
Summary: An honest Judge, with marriage problems, volunteers for a job, in a corrupt area of Sicily, the previous holder of this job having been assasinated along with his Escort. The new Judge, his Escort (which now contains a friend of the previous Escort)attempt to discover whose palms were greased to allow a local 'Water Monopoly' to develop, while avoiding assaination attempts.
239 La Stanza del figlio (The Son's Room) 2001  Italy  DVD  Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Stefano Abbati, Stefano Accorsi, Lorenzo Alessandri, Alessandro Ascoli
Summary: A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident.
240 La Strada 1954  Italy  DVD  Director: Federico Fellini
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani
Summary: A carefree girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.
241 Suspiria 1977  Italy  DVD  Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Alida Valli, Joan Bennett
Summary: A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the staff of the school are actually a coven of witches bent on chaos and destruction.
242 Ultimo tango a Parigi (Last Tango in Paris) 1972  Italy  DVD  Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Stars: Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Maria Michi, Giovanna Galletti
Summary: A young Parisian woman begins a sordid affair with a middled-aged American businessman whom lays out ground rules that their clandestine relationship will be based only on sex.
243 Il Vangelo secondo Matteo (The Gospel According to St Matthew) 1964  Italy  DVD  Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Stars: Enrique Irazoqui, Susanna Pasolini, Mario Socrate, Pier Paolo Pasolini
Summary: The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.
244 Viaggio in Italia (Voyage to Italy) 1954  Italy  DVD  Director: Roberto Rossellini
Stars: Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Maria Mauban, Anna Proclemer
Summary: Catherine and Alexander, wealthy and sophisticated, drive to Naples to dispose of a deceased uncle's villa. There's a coolness in their relationship and aspects of Naples add to the strain. She remembers a poet who loved her and died in the war, although she didn't love him, the memory underscores romance's absence from her life now. She tours the museums of Naples and Pompeii, immersing herself in the Neapolitan fascination with the dead and noticing how many women are pregnant, he idles on Capri, flirting with women but drawing back from adultery. With her, he's sarcastic, with him, she's critical. They talk of divorce. Will this foreign couple find insight and direction in Italy?
245 The Harder They Come 1972  Jamaica  DVD  Director: Perry Henzell
Stars: Jimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley, Carl Bradshaw, Ras Daniel Hartman
Summary: Ivanhoe Martin comes to the city to make it big singing Reggae. However, he finds life in the city to be harder than he though, is taken advantage of by both the record producer and the marijuana boss he later starts dealing for. When he kills a police officer, events start escalating that make him the Jamaica's most wanted man, a momentary hero to all the oppressed Jamaicans. This is based on a true story.
246 Ai no corrida (In the Realm of the Senses) 1976  Japan  DVD  Director: Nagisa Oshima
Stars: Tatsuya Fuji, Eiko Matsuda, Aoi Nakajima, Yasuko Matsui
Summary: Based on a true story set in pre-war Japan, a man and one of his servants begin a torrid affair. Their desire becomes a sexual obsession so strong that to intensify their ardor, they forsake all, even life itself.
247 Akira 1988  Japan  DVD  Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
Stars: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki
Summary: A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psionic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psionics can stop
248 Batoru rowaiaru (Battle Royale) 2000  Japan  DVD  Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Tatsuya Fujiwara
Summary: In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary 'Battle Royale' act.
249 Fukushu suruwa wareniari (Vengeance Is Mine) 1979  Japan  DVD  Director: Shohei Imamura
Stars: Ken Ogata, Mayumi Ogawa, Rentaro Mikuni, Mitsuko Baisho
Summary: Chronological exploits of Iwao Enokizu, a murderous thief on the lam.
250 Hotaru no haka (Grave of the Fireflies) 1988  Japan  DVD  Director: Isao Takahata
Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara
Summary: A tragic film covering a young boy and his little sister's struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.
251 Ikiru 1952  Japan  DVD  Director: Akira Kurosawa
Summary: Kanji Watanabe is a longtime bureaucrat in a city office who, along with the rest of the office, spends his entire working life doing nothing. He learns he is dying of cancer and wants to find some meaning in his life. He finds himself unable to talk with his family, spends a night on the town with a novelist, but that leaves him unfulfilled. He next spends time with a young woman from his office, but finally decides he can make a difference through his job... After Watanabe's death, co-workers at his funeral discuss his behavior over the last several months and debate why he suddenly became assertive in his job to promote a city park, resolve to be more like Watanabe.
252 Kokaku kidotai (Ghost in the Shell) 1995  Japan  DVD  Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Akio ?tsuka, Tamio ?ki
Summary: The year is 2029. The world has become intensively information oriented and humans are well-connected to the network. Crime has developed into a sophisticated stage by hacking into the interactive network. To prevent this, Section 9 is formed. These are cyborgs with incredible strengths and abilities that can access any network on Earth.
253 Koroshi no rakuin (Branded to Kill) 1967  Japan  DVD  Director: Seijun Suzuki
Stars: Jo Shishido, Mariko Ogawa, Anne Mari, Koji Nambara
Summary: The film's story centers on Hanada, a.k.a. 'No. 3 Killer,' the third-best hit man in Japanese organized crime. Near the top of his game, his fortunes change when he encounters Misako, a mysterious, death-obsessed woman who brings him a particularly difficult mission. In a famous moment indicative of the film's eccentric sensibility, a butterfly lands on his gun's sight at the exact moment he pulls the trigger, causing him to miss the shot. This failure means that the killer becomes the target, must run for his life from his former employers, the mysterious 'No. 1 Killer.' While the film does contain some spectacular action sequences, the story is played less as a suspense thriller than as a surrealistic, psychosexual nightmare, filled with grotesque imagery and strange touches, from Hanada's fetish for the smell of boiling rice, to Misako's use of a dead bird's corpse as a rear-view mirror decoration.
254 Kumonosu jo (Throne of Blood) 1957  Japan  DVD  Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshir? Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura, Akira Kubo
Summary: A ruthlessly ambitious lord, egged on by his wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become Emperor.
255 Kwaidan 1964  Japan  DVD  Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Stars: Rentaro Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe, Tatsuya Nakadai
Summary: This film contains four distinct, separate stories. 'Black Hair': A poor samurai who divorces his true love to marry for money, but finds the marriage disastrous and returns to his old wife, only to discover something eerie about her. 'The Woman in the Snow': Stranded in a snowstorm, a woodcutter meets an icy spirit in the form of a woman spares his life on the condition that he never tell anyone about her. A decade later he forgets his promise. 'Hoichi the Earless': Hoichi is a blind musician, living in a monastery who sings so well that a ghostly imperial court commands him to perform the epic ballad of their death battle for them. But the ghosts are draining away his life, the monks set out to protect him by writing a holy mantra over his body to make him invisible to the ghosts. But they've forgotten something. 'In a Cup of Tea': a writer tells the story of a man who keep seeing a mysterious face reflected in his cup of tea.
256 Onibaba 1964  Japan  DVD  Director: Kaneto Shindo
Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Kei Sato, Jukichi Uno
Summary: After being forcefully inducted as a soldier into war in 14th century Japan, his wife and mother remain living in a swamp. They eke out their living by ambushing worn-out warriors, killing them and selling their belongings to a greedy merchant. The woman comes to mistrust her daughter-in-law who has coupled up with a deserter, begins to wear a facial mask she has taken from a slain samurai. Soon the mask will not come off again. In this disguise she is at first taken for a demon by her daughter.
257 Oodishon (Audition) 1990  Japan  DVD  Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura
Summary: A lonely Japanese widower whose son is planning to move out of the house soon expresses his sadness to a friend and fellow film producer, who becomes inspired to hold an audition for a non-existent film so that the widower can select a new potential bride from the resulting audition pool. The widower ultimately becomes enamored with and fascinated by one particular young woman...but first impressions can often be horribly wrong....
258 Ran 1985  Japan  DVD  Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryu
Summary: An elderly lord abdicates to his three sons, the two corrupt ones turn against him.
259 Rashomon 1950  Japan  DVD  Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura
Summary: A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.
260 Ringu 1998  Japan  DVD  Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani, Hiroyuki Sanada, Yuko Takeuchi
Summary: A mysterious video kills whomever views it, unless that viewer can solve its mystery.
261 Sansho dayu (Sansho the Bailiff) 1954  Japan  DVD  Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Ky?ko Kagawa, Eitar? Shind?
Summary: In mediaeval Japan a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, the children grow up amid suffering and oppression.
262 Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (Spirited Away) 2001  Japan  DVD  Director: Hayao Miyazaki, Kirk Wise
Summary: In the middle of her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, monsters, where humans are changed into animals, a bathhouse for these creatures.
263 Shichinin no samurai (Seven Samurai) 1954  Japan  DVD  Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Takashi Shimura, Toshir? Mifune, Yoshio Inaba, Seiji Miyaguchi
Summary: A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
264 Sonatine 1993  Japan  DVD  Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Romu Kanda, Masanobu Katsumura, Houka Kinoshita, Aya Kokumai
Summary: Several yakuza from Tokyo are sent to Okinawa to help end a gang war. The war escalates and the Tokyo drifters decide to lay low at the beach.
265 Sono otoko, kyobo ni tsuki (Violent Cop) 1989  Japan  DVD  Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Kengakusha Akiyama, Ritsuko Amano, Makoto Ashikawa, Kenichi Endo
Summary: Detective Azuma is a Dirty-Harry style rogue cop who often uses violence and unethical methods to get results. While investigating a series of drug-related homicides, Azuma discovers that his friend and colleague, Iwaki, is supplying drugs from within the police force. After Iwaki is murdered and Azuma's sister is kidnapped, he breaks all the rules to dish out his particular form of justice
266 Suna no onna (Woman of the Dunes) 1964  Japan  DVD  Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara
Stars: Eiji Okada, Ky?ko Kishida, Hiroko Ito, Koji Mitsui (
Summary: An amateur entomologist searching for insects by the sea is trapped by local villagers into living with a mysterious woman who spends almost all her time preventing her home from being swallowed up by advancing sand dunes. The woman and the trapped man begin a strange and erotic relationship that stretches over years, as the man's hope for escape dims.
267 Tampopo 1985  Japan  DVD  Director: Juzo Itami
Stars: Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Ken Watanabe, K?ji Yakusho
Summary: In this humorous paean to the joys of food, the main story is about trucker Goro who rides into town like a modern Shane to help Tampopo set up the perfect fast-food noodle restaurant. Woven into this main story are a number of smaller stories about the importance of food, ranging from a gangster who mixes hot sex with food to an old lady terrorizing a shopkeeper by compulsive squeezing of his wares
268 Tetsuo: The Iron Man 1989  Japan  DVD  Director: Shinya Tsukamoto
Stars: Kei Fujiwara, Renji Ishibashi, Nobu Kanaoka, Naomasa Musaka
Summary: A strange man known only as the 'metal fetishist', who seems to have an insane compulsion to stick scrap metal into his body, is hit and possibly killed by a Japanese 'salaryman', out for a drive with his girlfriend. The salaryman then notices that he is being slowly overtaken by some kind of disease that is turning his body into scrap metal, that his nemesis is not in fact dead but is somehow masterminding and guiding his rage and frustration-fueled transformation.
269 Tokyo monogatari (Tokyo Story) 1953  Japan  DVD  Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Stars: Keiko Kishi, Tadao Sato, Kie Nakai, Chikage Awashima
Summary: An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city, but the children have little time for them.
270 Tokyo nagaremono (Tokyo Drifter) 1966  Japan  DVD  Director: Seijun Suzuki
Stars: Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Hideaki Nitani, Ryuji Kita
Summary: Tetsu has joined his yakuza boss in going straight, but when a rival gang threatens to bring them back into the gang wars, Tetsu must become a drifter to keep the pressure off his old boss.
271 Ugetsu Monogatari 1953  Japan  DVD  Director: Kenji Mizoguch
Stars: Masayuki Mori, Machiko Ky?, Kinuyo Tanaka, Eitar? Ozawa
Summary: In the civil wars of 16th century Japan, two ambitious peasants want to make their fortunes. The potter Genjuro intends to sell his wares for vast profits in the local city, while his brother-in-law Tobei wishes to become a samurai. Their village is sacked by the marauding armies, but Genjuro's kiln miraculously survives, they and their wives head for the city. However, Genjuro soon sends his wife Miyagi back home, promising to return to her soon, Tobei, in his keenness to follow the samurai, abandons his wife Ohama. Meanwhile, a wealthy noblewoman, the Lady Wakasa, shows an interest in Genjuro's pots, invites him to her mansion.
272 Yukinojo henge (An Actor's Revenge) 1963  Japan  DVD  Director: Kon Ichikawa
Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Fujiko Yamamoto
Summary: While performing in a touring kabuki troupe, leading female impersonator Yukinojo comes across the three men who drove his parents to suicide twenty years earlier, plans his revenge, firstly by seducing the daughter of one of them, secondly by ruining them
273 Zatoichi 2003  Japan  DVD  Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Makoto Ashikawa, Yuuko Daike, Akira Emoto
Summary: The blind masseur/swordsman comes to an town in control of warring gangs, while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda.
274 Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom (Spring Summer Autumn Winter. And Spring) 2003  Korea  DVD  Director: Ki-duk Kim
Stars: Min Choi, Yeo-jin Ha, Dae-han Ji, Jong-ho Kim
Summary: This film takes place in an isolated lake, where an old monk lives on a small floating temple. The wise master has also a young boy with him that teaches to become a monk. And we watch as seasons and years pass by.
275 Oldboy 2003  Korea  DVD  Director: Park Chan-wook
Stars: Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji
Summary: After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in 5 days.
276 Salinui chueok (Memories of Murder) 2003  Korea    Director: Joon-Ho Bong
Summary: In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead, raped and tied and gagged with her underwear. Detective Park Doo-Man and Detective Cho Yong-koo, two brutal and stupid local detectives without any technique, investigate the murder using brutality and torturing the suspects, without any practical result. The Detective Seo Tae-Yoon from Seul comes to the country to help the investigations and is convinced that a serial-killer is killing the women. When a third woman is found dead in the same 'modus-operandi', the detectives find leads of the assassin.
277 Amores Perros 2000  Mexico  DVD  Director: Alejandro Gonzalez I?arritu
Stars: Emilio Echevarria, Gael Garcia Bernal, Goya Toledo, alvaro Guerrero
Summary: A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, life's harsh realities, all in the name of love.
278 Cronos 1993  Mexico  DVD  Director: Guillermo Del Toro
Stars: Claudio Brook, Daniel Jimenez Cacho, Luis De Icaza, Jorge Martinez de Hoyos
Summary: In 1535, an alchemist builds an extraordinary mechanism encapsulated into a small golden device. The invention, designed to convey eternal life to its owner, survives its maker until 1997 when it shows up to an antiquarian. Fascinated with the strange device, Gris (Luppi) doesn't note that there's more than one person looking for it. The promise of eternal life has become an obsession to old and sick Mr. De la Guardia (Brook). He and his nephew (Perlman) will do anything to get the 'Chronos Invention'.
279 The Holy Mountain 1973  Mexico  DVD  Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Summary: A Christlike figure wanders through bizarre, grotesque scenarios filled with religious and sacrilegious imagery. He meets a mystical guide who introduces him to seven wealthy and powerful individuals, each representing a planet in the solar system. These seven, along with the protagonist, the guide and the guide's assistant, divest themselves of their worldly goods and form a group of nine who will seek out the Holy Mountain, in order to displace the gods who live there and become immortal.
280 Japon 2002  Mexico  DVD  Director: Carlos Reygadas
Stars: Alejandro Ferretis, Magdalena Flores, Yolanda Villa, Mart?n Serrano
Summary: A painter from the big city goes to a remote canyon to commit suicide. To reach some calmness he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old religious woman. Although but a few words are spoken love grows.
281 El Laberinto del fauno (Pan's Labyrinth) 2006  Mexico  DVD  Director: Guillermo del Toro
Stars: Ivana Baquero, Sergi Lopez, Maribel Verdu, Doug Jones
282 Los Olvidados 1950  Mexico  DVD  Director: Luis Bunuel
Stars: Estela Inda, Miguel Inclan, Alfonso Mejia, Roberto Cobo
Summary: A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others...
283 El Topo 1970  Mexico  DVD  Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, Jose Legarreta
Summary: The gunfighter El Topo ('The Mole') and his young son ride through a desert to a village, whose inhabitants have been massacred. Bandits are nearby, torturing and killing the survivors. El Topo rescues a woman (Mara), who leads him on a mission to find and defeat the four master gunmen of the desert. Leaving his son with a group of monks, El Topo and Mara complete the mission, accompanied by a mysterious woman in black. The women leave El Topo wounded in the desert, where he is found by a clan of deformed people who take him to the remote cavern where they live. Awakening years later, he goes with a dwarf woman to a nearby town, promising to dig a tunnel through which the cave-dwellers can escape. They find the town run by a vicious sheriff and home to a bizarre religious cult. El Topo's son, now a man, is a monk in the town. The completion of the tunnel leads El Topo, the townspeople, the cave-dwellers to a bloody and tragic end.
284 Viridiana 1961  Mexico  DVD  Director: Luis Bu?uel
Stars: Silvia Pinal, Francisco Rabal, Fernando Rey, Jose Calvo
Summary: Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior.
285 Y Tu Mama Tambien (And Your Mother Too) 2001  Mexico  DVD  Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Stars: Ana Lopez Mercado, Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, Nathan Grinberg
Summary: In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, each other.
286 Spoorloos (The Vanishing) 1988  Netherlands  DVD  Director: George Sluizer
Stars: Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Gene Bervoets, Johanna ter Steege
Summary: Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor.
287 An Angel at My Table 1990  New Zealand  DVD  Director: Jane Campion
Stars: Kerry Fox, Alexia Keogh, Karen Fergusson, Iris Churn
Summary: Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters. Already at an early age she is different than the other kids. She gets an education as a teacher but since she is considered abnormal she is locked up in a mental institution for eight years. Success comes when she starts to write books
288 The Lord of the Rings trilogy 2001  New Zealand  DVD  Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Elijah Wood,?Ian McKellen
Summary: In a small village in the Shire a young Hobbit named Frodo has been entrusted with an ancient Ring. Now he must embark on an Epic quest to the Cracks of Doom in order to destroy it.
289 Fitzcarraldo 1982  Peru  DVD  Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jose Lewgoy, Miguel angel Fuentes
Summary: The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of the Peruvian jungle.
290 Kanal 1957  Poland  DVD  Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Teresa Izewska, Tadeusz Janczar, Wienczyslaw Glinski, Tadeusz Gwiazdowski
Summary: A symbolic depiction of hell on Earth, set in the last days of the Warsaw uprising in 1944. Lieutenant Zadra is commanding a company of 43 men in a desperate battle amidst the ruins. Facing German offense and cut off from their comrades, Zadra is commanded to retreat his men through the sewer system ('kanal'). Zadra and his men are reluctant to do so, as it would indicate that they have lost the battle, but decide to obey the orders. However, as the men (and women) retreat, it becomes clear that their desperate attempt to flee from the hell of battle will result only in more death and suffering...
291 Krotki film o zabijaniu (A Short Film About Killing) 1988  Poland  DVD  Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Stars: Miroslaw Baka, Krzysztof Globisz, Jan Tesarz, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz
Summary: A youth randomly, brutally, murders a taxi-driver. Piotr has just passed his law exams and been admitted to the bar. He is to defend Jacek, the young murderer. There is no evidence for the defence and no apparent motive. Jacek is put on trial, found guilty and executed by hanging. Piotr, after his first case, is leftwith the bitter doubt - does the legal system, in the name of the people, have the right to kill with cold blood?
292 Noz w wodzie (Knife in the Water) 1962  Poland  DVD  Director: Roman Polanski
Stars: Anna Ciepielewska, Zygmunt Malanowicz, Leon Niemczyk, Jolanta Umecka
Summary: On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker out of sheer patronization.
293 Three Colours Trilogy 1993  Poland/France  DVD  Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Stars: Juliette Binoche, Beno?t Regent, Florence Pernel, Charlotte Very
Summary: BLUE: Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche ('The English Patient,' Best Supporting Actress, 1996) stars as a young woman left devastated by the unexpected death of her husband and child. She retreats into the world around her, but is soon reluctantly drawn into an ever-widening web of lies and passion as the dark, secret life of her husband begins to unravel. WHITE: Sexy Julie Delpy ('Before Sunrise') stars in a mysterious tale of a man whose life disintegrates when his beautiful wife of six months deserts him. Forced to begin anew, he rebuilds his life, only to plan a dangerous scheme of vengeance against her. Winner of the Best Director Award at the Berlin Film Festival. RED: Irene Jacob ('The Double Life of Veronique') stars as a young model whose chance meeting with an unusual stranger leads her down a path of intrigue and secrecy. As her knowledge of the man deepens, she discovers an astonishing link between his past and her destiny.
294 Pro urodov i lyudey (Of Freaks and Men) 1998  Russia  DVD  Director: Aleksei Balabanov
Stars: Sergei Makovetsky, Dinara Drukarova, Anzhelika Nevolina
Summary: Dariya the maid getting a boy to touch her large breast is just one incident that occurs when Yohan and Victor infiltrate two families, forcing young Liza and blind Ekaterina to appear in porn, but they are not so innocent themselves.
295 Utomlyonnye solntsem (Burnt By the Sun) 1994  Russia  DVD  Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Stars: Nino Abuladze, T. Akopova, Ion Aksenti, Nina Arkhipova
Summary: Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his dacha with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin Dmitri from Moscow, who charms the women and little Nadia with his games and pianistic bravura. But Kotov isn't fooled: this is the time of Stalin's repression, with telephone calls in the middle of the night spelling doom - and he knows that Dmitri isn't paying a social call...
296 Moolade 2004  Senegal  DVD  Director: Ousmane Sembene
Stars: Maimouna Helene Diarra, Dominique T. Zeida
Summary: When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female circumcision, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart.
297 Carne tremula (Live Flesh) 1997  Spain  DVD  Director: Pedro Almodovar
Stars: Liberto Rabal, Francesca Neri, Javier Bardem, angela Molina
Summary: Pizza delivery man Victor is having an argument with Elena, whom he met a few days ago, but she was high then and doesn't want to hear about him. Reacting to the noise, two cops, young David and older Sancho, arrive at the scene, the gun accidentally goes off.. Four years later David is a wheelchair basketball star, he's married to Elena, Victor is released out of prison and their destinies begin to cross again.
298 El Espiritu de la colmena (Spirit of the Beehive) 1973  Spain  DVD  Director: Victor Erice
Stars: Fernando Fernan Gomez, Teresa Gimpera, Ana Torrent, Isabel Telleria
Summary: A sensitive seven-year-old girl living a small village in 1940 rural Spain is traumatized after viewing James Whale's 'Frankenstein' and drifts into her own fantasy world.
299 La Ley del deseo (Law of Desire) 1987  Spain  DVD  Director: Pedro Almodovar
Stars: Agust?n Almodovar, Antonio Banderas, Lupe Barrado, Jose Manuel Bello
Summary: A film makers sexual disorientation jepordizes his latest project.
300 Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) 1988  Spain  DVD  Director: Pedro Almodovar
Stars: Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, Maria Barranco
Summary: A woman's lover leaves her, she tries to contact him to find out why he's left. She confronts his wife and son, who are as clueless as she. Meanwhile her girlfriend is afraid the police are looking for her because of her boyfriend's criminal activities. They talk to a female lawyer, who turns out to be the lover's new lover, everyone's path keeps crossing each other's in a very complicated and confusing manner.
301 Todo sobre mi madre (All About My Mother) 1999  Spain  DVD  Director: Pedro Almodovar
Stars: Eloy Azorin, Carmen Balague
Summary: Young Esteban want to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his father, carefully concealed by the mother Manuela.
302 Fanny och Alexander (Fanny and Alexander) 1982  Sweden  DVD  Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin, Kristina Adolphson, Borje Ahlstedt
Summary: The title characters are children in the exuberant and colorful Ekdahl household in a Swedish town early in the twentieth century. Their parents, Oscar and Emilie, are the director and the leading lady of the local theatre company. Oscar's mother and brother are its chief patrons. After Oscar's early death, his widow marries the bishop and moves with her children to his austere and forbidding chancery. The children are immediately miserable. The film dramatizes and resolves those conflicts. A sub-plot features Isak, a local Jewish merchant who is the grandmother's lover and whose odd household becomes the children's refuge.
303 Mitt liv som hund (My Life as a Dog) 1987  Sweden  DVD  Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Stars: Anton Glanzelius, Stig Engstrom, Anita Ekstrom, Goran Stangertz
Summary: A boy and his brother don't get along well. In order to let her ill mother rest, they're separated and sent each one with their relatives.
304 Sanger fran andra vaningen (Songs from the Second Floor) 2000  Sweden  DVD  Director: Roy Andersson
Stars: Lars Nordh, Stefan Larsson (III), Bengt C.W. Carlsson, Torbjorn Fahlstrom
Summary: A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet Cesar Vallejo. A story about our need for love, our confusion, greatness and smallness and, most of all, our vulnerability. It is a story with many characters, among them a father and his mistress, his youngest son and his girlfriend. It is a film about big lies, abandonment and the eternal longing for companionship and confirmation.
305 Det Sjunde inseglet (Seventh Seal) 1957  Sweden  DVD  Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Gunnar Bjornstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe, Max von Sydow
Summary: A man seeks answers about life, death, the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.
306 Smultronstallet (Wild Strawberries) 1957  Sweden  DVD  Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Victor Sjostrom, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Bjornstrand
Summary: After living a life marked by coldness, an aging professor is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence.
307 Sommarnattens leende (Smiles of a Summer Night) 1955  Sweden  DVD  Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson, Margit Carlqvist
Summary: A small town at the turn of the century. Lawer Fredrik EGerman has an ingenue-wife, Anne, a grown-up son, Henrik, from an earlier marriage. His wife is still untouched, instead he meets his former mistress Desiree after her performance at the theatre. They leave the theatre together and EGerman falls in one of the puddles. Desiree takes him to her home and EGerman changes into a night-shirt, owned by count Malcolm, Desirees present lover. Suddenly the count comes for a visit and throws EGerman out.
308 Tillsammans (Together) 2000  Sweden  DVD  Director: Lukas Moodysson
Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Michael Nyqvist, Emma Samuelsson, Sam Kessel
Summary: Elisabeth tires of her husband Rolf, so she packs her bags, takes the kids and goes to her brother Goran. The year is 1975 and Goran lives in a commune called Together. Living in this leftist commune are people between the ages of 25 and 35, along with their children. It is there where most of the film takes place, there where things happen that affect not only the extended family members, but a few more...
309 Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian (Brighter Summer Day) 1991  Taiwan    Director: Edward Yang
Stars: Chen Chang, Lisa Yang, Guozhu Zhang
Summary: Conceived on an awesome scale, this three-hour-plus epic about 60s Taiwanese street gangs is nothing less than a complete summing up of an entire nation in a single film. Meticulously detailed, Yang's semi-autobiographical tale of quiff-sporting delinquents heading toward violent confrontation takes us to the heart of a culture in crisis.
310 A Tong nien wang shi (A Time to Live and a Time to Die) 1985  Taiwan  DVD  Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Summary: This depiction of childhood and adolescence draws heavily from the filmmaker's own boyhood. Like many of their compatriots, Hou's family moved from the mainland to Taiwan in 1948 and was unable ever to return. The film focuses on the widening generation gap in a family cut off from its cultural heritage.
311 Wo hu cang long (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) 2000  Taiwan  DVD  Director: Ang Lee
Stars: Chang Chen, Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi
Summary: Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.
312 Xia nu (A Touch of Zen) 1969  Taiwan  DVD  Director: King Hu
Stars: Billy Chan, Cien Tsao, Ying Bai, Yin-Chieh Han
Summary: An artist, Ku, lives with his mother near an abandoned fort, reputed to be haunted. One night, investigating strange noises, he meets the beautiful Yang who is living there. She is being pursued by agents of an Imperial noble who have murdered her family. Ku finds himself caught up in her struggle to survive, many fierce battles take place before all is resolved. Action adventure with a lyrical feel, this is a kung fu film with a strong spiritual element
313 Fah talai jone (Tears of the Black Tiger) 2000  Thailand  DVD  Director: Wisit Sasanatieng
Stars: Suwinit Panjamawat, Chartchai Ngamsan
Summary: With its loud acting style, exuberant sets and stunning shots in pastel colours, this Thai cult film is as much a parody as an homage to the Western and the romantic tearjerker.
314 Uzak (Distant) 2002  Turkey  DVD  Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Stars: Turgut Toprak, Fatma Ceylan, Emin Ceylan, Muzaffer ozdemir
Summary: Mahmut, a 40 year old independent photographer, is a 'village boy made good' at least professionally in the big city - Istanbul in this case. After his wife leaves him, he falls into an existential crisis. Then comes his cousin Yusuf, who left his native village after a local factory closed down, effectively unemploying over half the local men. He looks to Istanbul for salvation: a job on board a ship sailing abroad, at once exciting and crucial to supporting his family in the desperately poor village. The distance between the two men is apparent at once, becomes increasingly pronounced. Whereas Mahmut is adusted to big city life and suffers from many of its neuroses, Yusuf is a lonely, excentric country worker with annoying nervous and hygienic habits, a sick mother back home he must somehow support.
315 24 Hour Party People 2002  UK  DVD  Director: Michael Winterbottom
Stars: Steve Coogan
Summary: In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Fantasy Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.
316 Alfie 1966  UK  DVD  Director: Lewis Gilbert
Stars: Michael Caine, Shelley Winters
Summary: For Alfie, the only real life is sex life, only then can he kid himself he is living. Sex is not used as the working-class boy's way to 'the top'. Executive status has no appeal for Alfie. Nor has class mobility. He is quite content to stay where he is, as long as the 'birds' are in 'beautiful condition', as he assures us they are in one of the candid, over-the-shoulder asides to the camera which the film carries over from 'Tom Jones'. The film shows how much of the 'swinging 60's' quality of London life was a male creation, through the dominance of the fashion photographers, a male prerogative.
317 Barry Lyndon 1975  UK  DVD  Director: Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson
Summary: An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's position in 18th Century aristocracy.
318 Becket 1964  UK  DVD  Director: Peter Glenville
Stars: Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, Gino Cervi
Summary: An English king comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confidant, who finds his true honor by observing God's divine will rather than the king's.
319 Blue Lamp 1950  UK  DVD  Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Jack Warner, Dirk Bogarde
Summary: The daily routine of two London policemen is interrupted by a killer.
320 Brazil 1985  UK  DVD  Director: Terry Gilliam
Stars: Jim Broadbent, Ray Cooper, Robert De Niro, John Flanagan
Summary: A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.
321 Brief Encounter 1945  UK  DVD  Director: David Lean
Stars: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey
Summary: Meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is tempted to cheat on her husband.
322 Brighton Rock 1947  UK  DVD  Director: John Boulting
Stars: Richard Attenborough
Summary: Pinkie Brown (Richard Attenborough) is a small town hoodlum who's gang run a protection racket based at Brighton race course. When Pinkie orders the murder of a rival, Fred (Alan Wheatley), the police believe it to be suicide. This doesn't convince Ida Arnold (Hermione Baddeley), who was with Fred just before he died, she sets out to find the truth. She comes across naive waitress Rose (Carol Marsh), who can prove that Fred was murdered. In an attempt to keep Rose quiet Pinkie marries her. But with his gang beginning to doubt his ability, his rivals taking over his business, Pinkie starts to become more desperate and violent
323 Bugsy Malone 1976  UK  DVD  Director: Alan Parker
Stars: Scott Baio, Florrie Dugger, Jodie Foster, John Cassisi
Summary: A gangster movie where all the gangsters are children. Instead of real bullets they use 'splurge guns' that cover the victim in cream. The story tells of the rise of 'Bugsy Malone' and the battle for power between 'Fat Sam' and 'Dandy Dan'.
324 A Canterbury Tale 1944  UK  DVD  Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Stars: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, Sergeant John Sweet
Summary: A 'Land Girl', an American GI, a British soldier find themselves together in a small Kent town on the road to Canterbury. The town is being plagued by a mysterious 'glue-man', who pours glue on the hair of girls dating soldiers after dark. The three attempt to track him down, begin to have suspicions of the local magistrate, an eccentric figure with a strange, mystical vision of the history of England in general and Canterbury in particular.
325 Caravaggio 1986  UK  DVD  Director: Derek Jarman
Stars: Noam Almaz, Dexter Fletcher, Dawn Archibald, Sean Bean
326 Carry On Cleo 1964  UK  DVD  Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey
Summary: Two Britons are captured and enslaved by invading Romans and taken to Rome. Hengist Pod creates useless inventions, while Horsa is a brave and cunning fighter. One of their first encounters in Rome leaves Hengist being mistaken for a fighter, gets drafted into the Royal Guard to protect Cleopatra. Cleo doesn't want him around and plots for his sudden demise...
327 The Charge of the Light Brigade 1968  UK  DVD  Director: Tony Richardson
Stars: Trevor Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Harry Andrews
Summary: Brilliant retelling of tragic events during the Crimean War.
328 Chariots of Fire 1981  UK  DVD  Director: Hugh Hudson
Stars: Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers, Ian Charleson, Ben Cross
Summary: The story of two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, the other a devout Christian who compete in the 1924 Olympics.
329 Chicken Run 2000  UK  DVD  Director: Peter Lord, Nick Park
Stars: Phil Daniels, Lynn Ferguson, Mel Gibson
Summary: Chicken Run is a comedy escape drama with a touch of passion set on a sinister Yorks chicken farm in 1950's England
330 A Clockwork Orange 1971  UK  DVD  Director: Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke
Summary: Being the adventures of a young man ... who couldn't resist pretty girls ... or a bit of the old ultra-violence ... went to jail, was re-conditioned ... and came out a different young man ... or was he ?
331 The Company of Wolves 1984  UK  DVD  Director: Neil Jordan
Stars: Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury
Summary: A bag full of symbolic folklore about werewolves, or, rather, their sexual connotation. Granny tells her granddaughter Rosaleen strange, disturbing tales about innocent maidens falling in love with handsome, heavily eyebrowed strangers with a smoldering look in their eyes, about sudden disappearances of spouses when the moon is round & the wolves are howling in the woods, about babies found inside stork eggs, in a stork nest high up a tree, etc., etc. Of course the story of Little Red Ridinghood is also present, with a very handsome he-wolf! (And of course this he-wolf consumes Grandmother, but 'consumes' Little Red Ridinghood).
332 Comrades 1987  UK    Director: Bill Douglas
Summary: The story of 'The Tolpuddle Martyrs'. A group of 19th century English farm labourers who formed one of the first trade unions and started a campaign to receive fair wages.
333 The Cook Thief, His Wife and Her Lover 1989  UK  DVD  Director: Peter Greenaway
Stars: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Alan Howard
Summary: The wife of an oafish restaurant owner becomes bored with her husband and considers an affair with a regular patron.
334 The Crying Game 1992  UK  DVD  Director: Neil Jordan
Stars: Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson, Forest Whitaker, Miranda Richardson
Summary: A British soldier is kidnaped by IRA terrorists. He befriends one of his captors, who is drawn into the soldier's world.
335 Cul-De-Sac 1966  UK  DVD  Director: Roman Polanski
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Fran?oise Dorleac, Lionel Stander
Summary: A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle, a meek Englishman and his willful French wife, are initially the unwilling hosts to the criminals. Quickly, however, the relationships between the criminal, the wife, the Englishman begin to shift in humorous and bizarre fashion.
336 Darling 1965  UK  DVD  Director: John Schlesinger
Stars: Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde, Laurence Harvey, Jose Luis de Villalonga
Summary: A beautiful but amoral model sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.
337 Dead of Night 1945  UK  DVD  Director: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer
Stars: Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave, Roland Culver, Mary Merrall
Summary: Architect Walter Craig, seeking the possibility of some work at a country farmhouse, soon finds himself once again stuck in his recurring nightmare. Dreading the end of the dream that he knows is coming, he must first listen to all the assembled guests' own bizarre tales.
338 The Devils 1971  UK  DVD  Director: Ken Russell
Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, Dudley Sutton, Max Adrian
Summary: Cardinal Richelieu and his power-hungry entourage seek to take control of seventeenth-century France, but need to destroy Father Grandier - the priest who runs the fortified town that prevents them from exerting total control. So they seek to destroy him by setting him up as a warlock in control of a devil-possessed nunnery, the mother superior of which is sexually obsessed by him. A mad witch-hunter is brought in to gather evidence against the priest, ready for the big trial.
339 Distant Voices, Still Lives 1988  UK  DVD  Director: Terence Davies
Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Freda Dowie
340 Dracula 1958  UK  DVD  Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee
Summary: After Jonathan Harker attacks Dracula at his castle (apparently somewhere in Germany), the vampire travels to a nearby city, where he preys on the family of Harker's fiancee. The only one who may be able to protect them is Dr. van Helsing, Harker's friend and fellow-student of vampires, who is determined to destroy Dracula, whatever the cost.
341 The Draughtsman's Contract 1982  UK  DVD  Director: Peter Greenaway
Stars: Anthony Higgins, Janet Suzman, Anne-Louise Lambert, Hugh Fraser
Summary: Mr. Neville, a cocksure young artist is contracted by Mrs. Herbert, the wife of a wealthy landowner, to produce a set of twelve drawings of her husband's estate, a contract which extends much further than either the purse or the sketchpad. The sketches themselves prove of an even greater significance than supposed upon the discovery of the body of Mr. Herbert.
342 The Dresser 1983  UK  DVD  Director: Peter Yates
Stars: Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Edward Fox, Zena Walker
Summary: An effeminate personal assistant of a deteriorating veteran actor struggles to get him through a difficult performance of King Lear.
343 Edward II 1991  UK  DVD  Director: Derek Jarman
Stars: Steven Waddington, Tilda Swinton, Derek Jarman, Ken Butler
Summary: In this Derek Jarman version of Christopher Marlowe's Elisabethan drama, in modern costumes and settings, Plantagenet king Edward II hands the power-craving nobility the perfect excuse by taking as lover besides his diplomatic wife, the French princess Isabel, not an acceptable lady at court but the ambitious Piers Gaveston, who uses his favor in bed even to wield political influence - the stage is set for a palace revolt which sends the gay pair from the throne to a terminal torture dungeon.
344 The Elephant Man 1980  UK  DVD  Director: David Lynch
Stars: John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins, Fanny Carby, Gerald Case
Summary: A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.
345 Elizabeth 1998  UK  DVD  Director: Shekhar Kapur
Stars: Fanny Ardant, Daniel Craig, Angus Deayton, Christopher Eccleston
Summary: A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.
346 The Fallen Idol 1948  UK  DVD  Director: Carol Reed
Stars: Ralph Richardson, Mich?le Morgan, Sonia Dresdel, Bobby Henrey
Summary: A butler working in the French embassy in London falls under suspicion when his wife accidentally falls to her death, the only witness being an impressionable young boy.
347 Fires Were Started 1943  UK  DVD  Director: Humphrey Jennings
Stars: Chesney Allen, Leonard Brockington
Summary: A new man joins the civilian firefighters at a London unit during the Second World War. He meets his fellow firemen and firewomen, manages to enjoy some leisure time with them, then goes on his first mission with the crew as it attempts to save an explosives warehouse on Trinidad Street near the London docks.
348 The Fly 1986  UK  DVD  Director: David Cronenberg
Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, George Chuvalo, Michael Copeman
Summary: A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.
349 Gallivant 1997  UK  DVD  Director: Andrew Kotting
Stars: Andrew Kotting, Eden Kotting, Gladys Morris
350 Get Carter 1971  UK  DVD  Director: Mike Hodges
Stars: Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland, John Osborne
Summary: When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate.
351 Gladiator 2000  UK  DVD  Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed
Summary: When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by a corrupt prince, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.
352 The Go-Between 1970  UK  DVD  Director: Joseph Losey
Stars: Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Margaret Leighton, Michael Redgrave
Summary: Tale of torrid and forbidden love between Christie and Bates in the English countryside.
353 Goldfinger 1964  UK  DVD  Director: Guy Hamilton
Stars: Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Gert Frobe, Shirley Eaton
Summary: Investigating a gold magnate's gold smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve.
354 Gosford Park 2001  UK  DVD  Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Emily Watson, Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas,
Summary: Multiple storylined drama set in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in a country house in England.
355 Great Expectations 1946  UK  DVD  Director: David Lean
Stars: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Tony Wager, Jean Simmons
Summary: A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.
356 The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle 1980  UK  DVD  Director: Julien Temple
Stars: Malcolm McLaren, Sid Vicious, Steve Jones, Paul Cook
Summary: A rather incoherent post-breakup Sex Pistols 'documentary', told from the point of view of Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, whose (arguable) position is that the Sex Pistols in particular and punk rock in general were an elaborate scam perpetrated by him in order to make 'a million pounds.' Silly and hard to follow at times, but worth seeing for some excellent Pistols concert footage, some wickedly amusing animated sequences, Sid Vicious' eerily prophetic performance of 'My Way.'
357 Gregory's Girl 1981  UK  DVD  Director: Bill Forsyth
Stars: John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn, Jake D'Arcy, Clare Grogan
Summary: Gregory is a normal teen who is infatuated with a classmate. He must work to win her affection.
358 A Hard Day's Night 1964  UK  DVD  Director: Richard Lester
Stars: Lionel Blair, Wilfrid Brambell, Deryck Guyler, Kenneth Haigh
Summary: A Hard Day's Night captured Beatlemania as it was happening, more than four decades later, it remains a peerlessly zesty rock 'n' roll fable. Director Richard Lester's jump cuts now seem exhilarating as Jean-Luc Godard's, John Lennon's wisecracks as well timed as Groucho Marx's. Yet this original Fab Four movie is innocent in a way no other later rock 'n' roll film could be, much of the credit must go to the thousands of screaming teenage girls in the audience--the ones who's lips form such magical words as 'John!' and 'Paul!' and 'George!' and 'Ringo!' while tears stream down their cheeks. When John Lennon and Paul McCartney shake their mop tops in unison after the line 'She loves you, you know you should be glad!' it sends the audience into hyperspace. Watching The Beatles getting their first taste of audience frenzy, you understand why the '60s had to happen.
359 Heavenly Creatures 1994  UK  DVD  Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Jed Brophy, Pearl Carpenter, Lou Dobson, Moreen Eason
Summary: Two girls have an intense fantasy life, their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, the girls take revenge.
360 Hell Is a City 1960  UK  DVD  Director: Val Guest
Summary: Committed but seen-it-all police inspector Martineau rightly guesses that after a violent jailbreak a local criminal will head home to Manchester to pick up the spoils from his last job. Martineau is soon investigating a murder during a street robbery which seems to lead back to the same villain. Concentrating on the case and using his local contacts to try and track the gang down, he is aware he is not keeping his own personal life together as well as he might.
361 Henry V 1944  UK  DVD  Director: Laurence Olivier
Summary: In the inspired Olivier concept, Shakespeare's play begins as a performance in the Globe Theatre, shifting in broad cinematic terms to an epic narrative of Henry V, who had developed from a dissolute youth to a purposeful monarch. Proving his ability as a soldier and skillful leader, he unites the dissident factions in the English army and goes on to crush the French, against enormous odds, at Agincourt. Arranging a treaty with the French court, he woos Princess Katharine to whom he is formally betrothed as part of the peace agreement.
362 Hope and Glory 1987  UK  DVD  Director: John Boorman
Summary: A semiautobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2. For a young boy, this time in history was more of an adventure, a total upheaval of order, restrictions and discipline. The liberating effect of the war on the women left behind. And the joy when Hitler blows up your school.
363 Hot Fuzz 2007  UK  DVD  Director: Edgar Wright
Stars: Simon Pegg, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy
Summary: Jealous colleagues conspire to get a top London cop transferred to a small town and paired with a witless new partner. On the beat, the pair stumble upon a series of suspicious accidents and events.
364 The House of Mirth 2000  UK  DVD  Director: Terence Davies
Summary: A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.
365 Howards End 1992  UK  DVD  Director: James Ivory
Summary: Encounter of three social classes of the England at the beginning of the century : the victorian capitalists (the Wilcoxes) considering themselves as aristocrats, whose only god is money , the enlightened bourgeois (the Schlegels), humanistic and philanthropist , the workers (the Basts), fighting to survive. The Schlegel sisters' humanism will be torn apart as they try both to softly knock down the Wilcox's prejudices and to help the Basts.
366 I Know Where I'm Going! 1945  UK  DVD  Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Summary: Joan Webster is an ambitious and stubborn middle-class English woman determined to move forward since her childhood. She meets her father in a fancy restaurant to tell him that she will marry the wealthy middle-aged industrial Robert Bellinger in Kiloran island, in Hebricles, Scotland. She travels from Manchester to the island of Mull, where she stays trapped due to the windy weather. While in the island, she meets Torquil McNeil and along the days they fall in love for each other.
367 If 1968  UK  DVD  Director: Lindsay Anderson
Summary: In this allegorical story, a revolution lead by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England.
368 In This World 2002  UK  DVD  Director: Michael Winterbottom
Stars: Abdul Ahmad, Chaman Ali, Ramzan Ali, Hossain Baghaeian
Summary: Enayat and Jamal are Afghan refugees who live in a camp in Peshawar and try to escape to Great Britain by the help of people smugglers. Their dangerous journey leads them along the 'silk road' through Pakistan, Iran and Turkey towards London.
369 The Innocents 1961  UK  DVD  Director: Jack Clayton
Stars: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave
Summary: A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.
370 The Ipcress File 1965  UK  DVD  Director: Sidney J Furie
Stars: Michael Caine, Nigel Green, Guy Doleman, Sue Lloyd
Summary: In London, a counter espionage agent deals with his own bureaucracy while investigating the kidnapping and brainwashing of British scientists.
371 The Italian Job 1969  UK  DVD  Director: Peter Collinson
Stars: Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill, Raf Vallone
Summary: Comic caper movie about a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam.
372 Ivansxtc 2000  UK  DVD  Director: Bernard Rose
Stars: Danny Huston, Peter Weller, James Merendino, Adam Krentzman
Summary: Update on Leo Tolstoy's 'The Death of Ivan Ilyich,' set in contemporary Hollywood.
373 Jason and the Argonauts 1963  UK  DVD  Director: Don Chaffey
Stars: Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Gary Raymond, Laurence Naismith
Summary: The legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the legendary Golden Fleece.
374 Jubilee 1977  UK  DVD  Director: Derek Jarman
Stars: Jenny Runacre, Nell Campbell, Toyah Willcox, Jordan
Summary: Queen Elizabeth I travels to late twentieth-century Britain to discover a tawdry and depressing landscape where life mostly seems aimless and is anyway held cheap. Three post-punk girls while away their vacuous existence as best they can, from time-to-time straying into murder to relieve the boredom.
375 Kes 1969  UK  DVD  Director: Ken Loach
Stars: David Bradley, Freddie Fletcher, Lynne Perrie, Colin Welland
Summary: A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.
376 Kind Hearts and Coronets 1949  UK  DVD  Director: Robert Hamer
Stars: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood
Summary: A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.
377 The Ladykillers 1955  UK  DVD  Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Stars: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom
Summary: Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.
378 The Land That Time Forgot 1974  UK  DVD  Director: Kevin Connor
Stars: Patrick Wayne, Doug McClure, Sarah Douglas, Dana Gillespie
Summary: During World War I, a German U-boat sinks a British ship and takes the survivors on board. After it takes a wrong turn, the submarine takes them to the unknown land of Caprona, where they find dinosaurs and neanderthals.
379 Last Resort 2000  UK  DVD  Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Stars: Dina Korzun, Artyom Strelnikov, Paddy Considine, Steve Perry
Summary: When a young Russian woman and her son leave Moscow to meet her fiance, who fails to show up, she declares political asylum.
380 The Lavender Hill Mob 1951  UK  DVD  Director: Charles Crichton
Stars: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sid James, Alfie Bass
Summary: A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eifel Towers.
381 Lawrence of Arabia 1962  UK  DVD  Director: David Lean
Stars: John Dimech, Jose Ferrer, Alec Guinness, Jack Gwillim
Summary: Epic rumination on a flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during wartime service.
382 Life Is Sweet 1990  UK  DVD  Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Claire Skinner, Jane Horrocks
Summary: Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to waitress at a friend's new restaurant and dotes on Andy, a cook who forever puts off home remodeling projects, with a drunken friend, buys a broken down lunch wagon. Natalie, with short neat hair and a snappy, droll manner, is a plumber, she has a holiday planned in America, but little else. Last is Nicola, odd man out: a snarl, big glasses, cigarette, mussed hair, jittery fingers, bulimic, jobless, unhappy. How they interact and play out family conflict and love is the film's subject.
383 Local Hero 1983  UK  DVD  Director: Bill Forsyth
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay, Denis Lawson
Summary: An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.
384 The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog 1926  UK  DVD  Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney, Ivor Novello
Summary: A landlady suspects her new lodger is the madman killing women in London.
385 Lolita 1962  UK  DVD  Director: Stanley Kubrick
Stars: James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon, Gary Cockrell
Summary: A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a 14-year-old nymphet.
386 London 1994  UK  DVD  Director: Patrick Keiller
Stars: Paul Scofield
Summary: Essentially this is a travelogue of London in 1992. It concentrates on locations and issues within London precious to the commentator, also on the political and social events of the time. The film is shot mostly as stills of the locations visited, is very well observed. One sequence which lingers for me is the film of the aftermath of the IRA bombs in the City of London at that time, which are eerily beautiful.
387 The Long Good Friday 1980  UK  DVD  Director: John Mackenzie
Stars: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Paul Freeman, Leo Dolan
Summary: Harold, a prosperous English gangster, is about to close a lucrative new deal when bombs start showing up in very inconvenient places. A mysterious syndicate is trying to muscle in on his action, Harold wants to know who they are. He finds out soon enough, bloody mayhem ensues.
388 Lost in La Mancha 2002  UK  DVD  Director: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe
Stars: Johnny Depp, Terry Gilliam, Bernard Bouix, Rene Cleitman
Summary: Fulton and Pepe's 2000 documentary captures Terry Gilliam's attempt to get The Man Who Killed Don Quixote off the ground. Back injuries, freakish storms, more zoom in to sabotage the project (which has never been resurrected).
389 Love Is the Devil 1998  UK  DVD  Director: John Maybury
Stars: Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig, Tilda Swinton, Anne Lambton
Summary: Biography of British painter Francis Bacon focuses on his relationship with his lover, George Dyer, a former small time crook.
390 Made in Britain 1982  UK  DVD  Director: Alan Clarke
Stars: John Bleasdale, Brian Hayes, Sharon Courtney, Terry Richards
Summary: Trevor is a 16 year old, sometimes-violent skinhead with no regard for authority, would rather spend his time stealing cars than sitting in the detention centre to which he is sent. His social worker, Harry Parker, tries to do his best, but Trevor is only interested when there's something that he can get out of it. The authorities within the centre try to make Trevor conform to the norms of society, but he takes no notice, would rather speak in a torrent of four-letter words and racial abuse.
391 The Man Who Would Be King 1975  UK  DVD  Director: John Huston
Stars: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Don Morrow, John Foreman
Summary: Two British soldiers in India decide to resign from the Army and set themselves up as deities in Kafiristan--a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander.
392 Marat/Sade 1967  UK  DVD  Director: Peter Brook
Stars: Patrick Magee, Ian Richardson, Michael Williams, Clifford Rose
Summary: In an insane Asylum, Marquis de Sade directs the Jean Paul Marat's last days through a theather play. The actors are the patients.
393 A Matter of Life and Death 1946  UK  DVD  Director: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressberger
Stars: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote, Kathleen Byron
Summary: A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.
394 Me Without You 2001  UK  DVD  Director: Sandra Goldbacher
Stars: Anna Friel, Michelle Williams, Ella Jones, Anna Popplewell
Summary: Two best friends grow up on the outskirts of London in the 1970s and 1980s.
395 Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975  UK  DVD  Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Stars: Connie Booth, Elspeth Cameron, Graham Chapman, John Cleese
Summary: King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles.
396 Monty Python's Life of Brian 1979  UK  DVD  Director: Terry Jones
Stars: Terence Bayler, Peter Brett, John Case, Graham Chapman
Summary: Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.
397 Morvern Callar 2002  UK  DVD  Director: Lynne Ramsay
Stars: Samantha Morton, Kathleen McDermott, Linda McGuire, Ruby Milton
Summary: Bored of her impoverished life as a supermarket clerk, Movern Callar (Morton) takes her recently dead boyfriend's money and travels to Spain along with her best friend to live the life of a hardcore raver. A thoughtful work of art, Morvern Callar is an intense but quiet reflection on the consequences and morality of carelessness.
398 My Beautiful Laundrette 1985  UK  DVD  Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day-Lewis, Gordon Warnecke
Summary: An ambitious Asian Briton and his white lover strive for success and hope, when they open up a glamorous laundromat.
399 My Childhood 1972  UK  DVD  Director: Bill Douglas
Stars: Stephen Archibald, Hughie Restorick, Jean Taylor Smith
Summary: The first part of Bill Douglas' influential trilogy harks back to his impoverished upbringing in early-'40s Scotland. Cinema was his only escape - he paid for it with the money he made from returning empty jam jars - and this escape is reflected most closely at this time of his life as an eight-year-old living on the breadline with his half-brother and sick grandmother in a poor mining village.
400 My Summer of Love 2004  UK  DVD  Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Stars: Nathalie Press, Emily Blunt, Paddy Considine, Dean Andrews
Summary: In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona (Press) meets the exotic, pampered Tasmin (Blunt). Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, much to explore together.
401 Naked 1993  UK  DVD  Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp, Katrin Cartlidge, Greg Cruttwell
Summary: Johnny flees Manchester for London, to avoid a beating from the family of a girl he has raped. There he finds an old girlfriend, spends some time homeless, spending much of his time ranting at strangers, meeting characters in plights very much like his own.
402 The Nanny 1965  UK  DVD  Director: Seth Holt
Stars: Jill Bennett, Alfred Burke, Wendy Craig, Bette Davis
Summary: Bette Davis stars as an English nanny whose sense of reality is clouded due to some deep dark secret in her past.
403 Night and the City 1950  UK  DVD  Director: Jules Dassin
Stars: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney
Summary: Harry Fabian (Richard Widmark) is a London hustler with ambitious plans that never work out. One day, when he encounters the most famous Greco-Roman wrestler in the world, Gregorius, at a London wrestling arena run by his son Kristo, he dreams up a scheme that he thinks will finally be his ticket to financial independence. As Fabian attempts to con everyone around him to get his scheme to work, he of course only ends up conning himself. This is an interesting tale of blind ambition, self-deception, broken dreams, how a man who always thinks he's ahead of the game ends up tripping himself very badly.
404 Nil By Mouth 1997  UK  DVD  Director: Gary Oldman
Stars: Ray Winstone, Kathy Burke, Charlie Creed-Miles, Laila Morse
Summary: The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also in their family is Val and Billy's mother Janet and grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug addict and Raymond kicks him out of the house, making him live on his own. Raymond is generally a rough and even violent person, that leads to problems in the life of the family.
405 Odd Man Out 1947  UK  DVD  Director: Carol Reed
Stars: James Mason, Robert Newton
Summary: A wounded Irish nationalist leader attempts to evade police following a failed robbery. Action takes place in Belfast, Ireland
406 Oliver Twist 1948  UK  DVD  Director: David Lean
Stars: Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Francis L. Sullivan
Summary: Based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist is about an orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. Oliver is taken in by the pickpocket and he joins a household of young boys who are trained to steal for their master. This version of Oliver Twist is topped by Alec Guinness's masterly performance of arch-thug Fagin.
407 The Omen 1976  UK  DVD  Director: Richard Donner
Stars: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens, Liev Schreiber
Summary: An American ambassador learns to his horror that his son is actually the literal Antichrist.
408 One Million Years BC 1966  UK  DVD  Director: Don Chaffey
Stars: Raquel Welch, John Richardson, Percy Herbert, Robert Brown
Summary: Caveman Tumak is banished from his savage tribe. He finds a brief home among a group of gentle seacoast dwelling cave people until he is banished from them as well. Missing him, one of their women, Loana leaves with him, deciding to face the harsh prehistoric world with its monsters and volcanos as a couple.
409 One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing 1975  UK  DVD  Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Peter Ustinov, Helen Hayes, Clive Revill, Derek Nimmo
Summary: Lord Southmere escapes from China with a microfilm of the formula for the mysterious 'Lotus X', is captured by Chinese spies who have been instructed to retrieve the microfilm from him. Escaping from his captors, Lord Southmere hides the microfilm in the bones of a large dinosaur at the National History Museum. However, he has been followed into the museum by the spies, so Lord Southmere asks Hettie, (his former nanny), to retrieve the microfilm before the spies can find it. He is then promptly recaptured by the head spy, Hnup. Hettie, her friend Emily (another nanny), devise a plan for a group of nannies to search for the microfilm, but they are unsuccessful in their endeavors. The spies then decide to steal the dinosaur, but are outmaneuvered by Hettie and Emily, who - with a young nanny named Susan - take the dinosaur skeleton on an unforgettable journey around the countryside. When Hettie's two young charges, Lord Castleberry and his younger brother, Truscott, also become involved in the plot, all seems lost - especially for Lord Southmere!
410 Orlando 1992  UK  DVD  Director: Sally Potter
Stars: Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp, Jimmy Somerville
Summary: Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that. The film follows him as he moves through several centuries of British history, experiencing a variety of lives and relationships along the way, even changing sex.
411 P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang 1982  UK  DVD  Director: Michael Apted
Stars: John Albasiny, Abigail Cruttenden, Maurice Dee, Alison Steadman
Summary: Boy likes girl at school, but is too embarrassed to confront her. Alan relates everything to a running cricket commentary (provided superbly by John Arlott) right up to the will he, won't he finale, when he has to kiss Ann in a school play.
412 Peeping Tom 1960  UK  DVD  Director: Michael Powell
Stars: Maxine Audley, John Barrard, Brenda Bruce, Karlheinz Bohm
Summary: A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror.
413 Performance 1970  UK  DVD  Director: Donald Cammell, Nicolas Roeg
Stars: James Fox, Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg, Mich?le Breton
Summary: Chas, a violent and psychotic East London gangster needs a place to lie low after a hit that should never have been carried out. He finds the perfect cover in the form of guest house run by the mysterious Mr. Turner, a one-time rock superstar, who is looking for the right spark to rekindle his faded talent.
414 Piccadilly 1929  UK  DVD  Director: EA Dupont
Stars: Gilda Gray, Anna May Wong, Jameson Thomas, Charles Laughton
Summary: The star attraction of the Piccadilly Club is the dancing team of Mabel and Vic. Victor is infatuated with Mabel, but she rejects his advances, since she is in love with Valentine Wilmot, the club's owner. One night, as Mabel and Vic perform their act, there is a disruption caused by a customer who is unhappy about a dirty plate. When Wilmot goes back to the kitchen to investigate, he finds several employees in the scullery watching Shosho, one of the dishwashers, dancing on a table. That night, Wilmot fires both Shosho and Victor. But the club's sagging fortunes soon lead him to re-evaluate Shosho's talent.
415 Pink Floyd The Wall 1982  UK  DVD  Director: Alan Parker
Stars: Bob Geldof, Bob Hoskins
Summary: A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
416 The Pink Panther 1963  UK  DVD  Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Capucine
Summary: In the first movie starring Peter Sellers as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau, he tries to catch a jewel thief who is right under his nose.
417 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 1969  UK  DVD  Director: Ronald Neame
Stars: Maggie Smith, Robert Stephens, Pamela Franklin, Gordon Jackson
Summary: A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.
418 Quadrophenia 1979  UK  DVD  Director: Franc Roddam
Stars: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett
Summary: London, 1965: Like many other youths, Jimmy hates the philistine life, especially his parents and his job in a company's mailing division. Only when he's together with his friends, a 'Mod' clique, cruises London on his motor-scooter and hears music such as that of 'The Who' and 'The High Numbers', he feels free and accepted. However, it's a flight into an illusionary world.
419 Radio On 1980  UK  DVD  Director: Chris Petit
Stars: David Beames, Lisa Kreuzer
Summary: Set in 1970's Britain, a factory worker drives from London to Bristol to investigate his brother's death. The purpose of his trip is offset by his encounters with a series of odd people.
420 Riff Raff 1990  UK  DVD  Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Emer McCourt, Richard Belgrave, Jim R. Coleman
Summary: The story of Stevie, a construction worker, his girlfriend, an unemployed pop singer, serves to show the living conditions of the British poor class
421 Rita Sue and Bob Too 1986  UK  DVD  Director: Alan Clarke
Stars: Siobhan Finneran, Michelle Holmes, George Costigan, Lesley Sharp
Summary: Realistic story of working class Yorkshire life. Two schoolgirls have a sexual fling with a married man. Serious and light-hearted by turns.
422 Rollerball 1975  UK  DVD  Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams, John Beck
Summary: In a corporate controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, one of it's powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game.
423 Room at the Top 1959  UK  DVD  Director: Jack Clayton
Stars: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Daniel Day-Lewis, Julian Sands
Summary: An ambitious young accountant schemes to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman.
424 A Room With a View 1985  UK  DVD  Director: James Ivory
Stars: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Daniel Day-Lewis, Julian Sands
Summary: When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once back in England, how will her experiences in Tuscany affect her marriage plans?
425 Rude Boy 1980  UK  DVD  Director: Jack Hazan, David Mingay
Stars: The Clash
Summary: Rude Boy is a semi-documentary, part character study, part 'rockumentary', featuring a British punk band, The Clash. The script includes the story of a fictional fan juxtposed with actual public events of the day, including political demonstrations and Clash concerts. Filmed over a period of years, the written dialog takes on the appearance of improvisation.
426 Safe 1995  UK  DVD  Director: Todd Haynes
Stars: Julianne Moore, Peter Friedman, Xander Berkeley, Susan Norman
Summary: Safe has been described as a horror movie of the soul, a description that director Todd Haynes relishes. California housewife Carol White seems to have it all in life: a wealthy husband and a beautiful house. The only thing she lacks is a strong personality: Carol seems timid and empty during all of her interactions with the world around her. At the beginning of the film, one would consider her to be more safe in life than just about anyone. That doesn't turn out to be the case. Starting with headaches and leading to a grand-mal seizure, Carol becomes more and more sick, claiming that she's become sensitive to the common toxins in today's world: exhaust, fumes, aerosol spray, etc. She pulls back from the sexual advances of her husband and spends her nights alone by the TV or wandering around the outside of her well-protected home like an animal in a cage.
427 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning 1960  UK  DVD  Director: Karel Reisz
Stars: Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts, Hylda Baker
Summary: A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child.
428 The Servant 1963  UK  DVD  Director: Joseph Losey
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Sarah Miles, Wendy Craig, James Fox
Summary: This film takes a sharp look at British class relations via a dramatic turning of the tables between a dainty Oxbridge twit bachelor (played by a young and dapper James Fox) and his contemptuous manservant (Dirk Bogarde). Bogarde's servant slowly realizes and exploits his expanding powers over his 'master' as Fox steadily loses his authority and becomes enslaved to his own 'employee'.
429 Sexy Beast 2000  UK  DVD  Director: Jonathan Glazer
Stars: Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane, Amanda Redman
Summary: Brutal gangster Don Logan recruits 'retired' safecracker Gal for one last job, but it goes badly for both of them.
430 Shaun of the Dead 2004  UK  DVD  Director: Edgar Wright
Stars: Kate Ashfield, Tim Baggaley, Nicola Cunningham, Sonnell Dadral
Summary: A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living
431 Sir Henry at Rawlinson End 1980  UK    Director: Steve Roberts
Stars: Vivian Stanshall
Summary: The very eccentric English peer Sir Henry Rawlinson attempts, with the help of his mad family & servants, to exorcise the ghost of his brother Humbert.
432 Sleuth 1972  UK  DVD  Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Stars: Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Alec Cawthorne, John Matthews
Summary: A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results
433 Small Faces 1996  UK  DVD  Director: Gillies MacKinnon
Stars: Iain Robertson, Joseph McFadden, Steven Duffy, Laura Fraser
Summary: Glasgow, 1968. Thirteen-year-old Lex Maclean lives with his mother, his two older brothers, Alan, who plans to go to art school, Bobby, a rather slow-witted member of the Glen gang. Lex enjoys art, but is caught up with the gangs when he mischievously fires an air gun at Malky Johnson, the gang leader of the Tongs. Charlie Sloan, the Glen gang leader, offers Lex protection if Lex will work with his gang. Malky is further annoyed with the Maclean brothers when his girlfriend Joanne is attracted to Alan.
434 The Small World of Sammy Lee 1963  UK  DVD  Director: Ken Hughes
Stars: Anthony Newley, Julia Foster
Summary: Anthony Newley in an X-rated thriller? It happened, with the Laughing Gnome man playing a strip-club compere needing to raise ?300 to save himself from a beating. Amazing verite shots of early 60s Soho punctuate Newley's sweaty quest for salvation.
435 Sons and Lovers 1960  UK  DVD  Director: Jack Cardiff
Stars: Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell, Wendy Hiller
Summary: D.H. Lawrence novel. Set in an English mining town, the film focuses on Paul Morel (Dean Stockwell), the sensitive son of a roughhewn, alcoholic miner (Trevor Howard) and his gentle, repressed wife (Wendy Hiller). Intent on becoming an artist, Paul is not above depending upon the financial kindnesses of the young women of the town. Many of the girls carry a torch for him, but his strong bonds to his mother leave him emotionally sapped.
436 The Spy Who Loved Me 1977  UK  DVD  Director: Lewis Gilbert
Stars: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jurgens, Richard Kiel
Summary: James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads with the help of a KGB agent whose lover he killed.
437 Straw Dogs 1971  UK  DVD  Director: Sam Peckinpah
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan, T.P. McKenna
Summary: A young American and his English wife come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment.
438 These Are the Damned 1963  UK    Director: Joseph Losey
Stars: Macdonald Carey, Shirley Anne Field, Viveca Lindfors, Alexander Knox
Summary: Legal and illegal criminality. An American tourist with a boat is robbed by a gang of teenager boys, assisted by the leader's sister. But soon afterward she jumps to the victim's boat to escape her brother's incestuous jealousy. The couple fly together and is hunted by the entire gang. Both happen to enter high-classified military territory. There might be a third and atomic world war, after which no ordinary man could survive. But now and then children are born who are 'naturally' radio-active and have cold blood. They might survive in the post-war world and carry on mankind. They are fetched and brought to an underground construction where they are educated by TV. They are told that they are on a space ship moving toward the earth, which they should eventually colonize. This military project seems to be a failure because of a high mortality among the children. - The military soon finds the gang. The couple finds the children and tries to help them to escape. This situation will develop into psychological and other horror.
439 The Thief of Bagdad 1940  UK  DVD  Director: Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell
Stars: Sabu, Conrad Veidt
Summary: Prince Ahmad is the rightful King of Bagdad but he has been blinded and cast out as a beggar. Now a captive of the wicked Grand Vizier Jaffar he is cast into a dungeon where he meets Abu, the best thief in all Bagdad. Together they escape and set about a series of adventures that involve a Djinni in a bottle, a mechanical flying horse, an all-seeing magic jewel, a flying carpet and a beautiful princess.
440 Things to Come 1936  UK  DVD  Director: William Cameron Menzies
Stars: Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman, Ralph Richardson, Margaretta Scott
Summary: A story of 100 years: a decades-long second world war leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and tries space travel.
441 The Third Man 1949  UK  DVD  Director: Carol Reed
Stars: Orson Welles, Nelly Arno, Leo Bieber, Hedwig Bleibtreu, Martin Boddey
Summary: Arriving in Vienna, Holly Martins learns that his friend Harry Lime, who has invited him, recently died in a car accident.
442 The Thirty Nine Steps 1935  UK  DVD  Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Peggy Ashcroft, Ivor Barnard, Wilfrid Brambell, Madeleine Carroll
Summary: A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and he stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring trying to steal top secret information.
443 This Sporting Life 1963  UK  DVD  Director: Lindsay Anderson
Stars: Richard Harris
Summary: In Northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges with Mrs Hammond, whose husband was killed in an accident at Weaver's, but his impulsive and angry nature stop him from being able to reach her as he would like. He becomes increasingly frustrated with his situation, this is not helped by the more straightforward enticements of Mrs Weaver.
444 Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes 1965  UK  DVD  Director: Ken Annakin
Stars: Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, James Fox, Alberto Sordi
Summary: Sabotage efforts damage an international air race.
445 Thunderball 1965  UK  DVD  Director: Terence Young
Stars: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger
Summary: James Bond heads to The Bahamas to recover two nuclear warheads stolen by SPECTRE agent Emilio Largo in an international extortion scheme.
446 Tom Jones 1963  UK  DVD  Director: Tony Richardson
Stars: Albert Finney, Susannah York, Hugh Griffith, Edith Evans
Summary: Tom Jones, the adopted son of a British country squire, is a love-'em-and-leave-'em lady charmer who goes blithely from bed to bed, while managing to get into enough other mischief to come within moments of being hanged.
447 Tommy 1975  UK  DVD  Director: Ken Russell
Stars: Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed, Elton John
Summary: A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and the object of a religious cult because of that.
448 Touching the Void 2003  UK  DVD  Director: Kevin Macdonald
Stars: Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron, Joe Simpson, Simon Yates
Summary: The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.
449 Trainspotting 1996  UK  DVD  Director: Danny Boyle
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd
Summary: Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
450 Under the Skin 1997  UK  DVD  Director: Carine Adler
Stars: Samantha Morton, Claire Rushbrook, Rita Tushingham, Christine Tremarco
Summary: Although married and pregnant Rose has always been Mother's favorite, it is younger sister Iris whose life is shaken up by Mother's death. Suffocating, Iris spirals out of control and copes by losing herself in sexual oblivion. She leaves her steady, Gary, for a steady stream of one night stands in the arms of mysterious strangers, alienating Gary, Rose, her friends, her employers in the process. Will this go on until she loses everything that is meaningful to her?
451 Vera Drake 2004  UK  DVD  Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Imelda Staunton
Summary: Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain--a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
452 Victim 1961  UK  DVD  Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Nigel Stock
Summary: A plea for reform of England's anti-sodomy statutes, this film pits Melville Farr (Dirk Bogarde), a married lawyer, against a blackmailer who has photos of Farr and a young gay man (who is being blackmailed and later commits suicide)in Farr's car. After the suicide, Farr tracks down other gay men being extorted for money by the same blackmailer.The well-educated police Detective Inspector Harris (John Barrie) considers the sodomy law nothing more than an aid to blackmailers, helps Farr in calling his blackmailer's bluff. The movie, far ahead of its time, ends with Farr and his wife coming to terms with his homosexuality after the public exposure he faces in the blackmailer's trial.
453 Village of the Damned 1960  UK  DVD  Director: Wolf Rilla
Stars: Ian Hendry, Alan Badel, Barbara Ferris, Alfred Burke
Summary: In the English village of Midwich, the blond-haired, glowing-eyed children of uncertain paternity prove to have frightening powers.
454 The War Game 1965  UK  DVD  Director: Peter Watkins
Stars: Michael Aspel, Peter Graham, Kathy Staff
Summary: The War Game is a fictional, worst-case-scenario docu-drama about nuclear war and its aftermath in and around a typical English city. Although it won an Oscar for Best Documentary, it is fiction. It was intended as an hour-long program to air on BBC 1, but it was deemed too intense and violent to broadcast. It went to theatrical distribution as a feature film instead. Low-budget and shot on location, it strives for and achieves convincing and unflinching realism.
455 Where Eagles Dare 1968  UK  DVD  Director: Brian G Hutton
Stars: Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure, Patrick Wymark
Summary: Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding an American General prisoner... but that's not all that's really going on.
456 The Wicker Man 1973  UK  DVD  Director: Robert Hardy
Stars: Juliet Cadzow, Ian Campbell, Walter Carr, Diane Cilento
Summary: A police sergeant is called to an island village in search of a missing girl whom the locals claim never existed. Stranger still, however, are the rituals that take place there.
457 Witchfinder General 1968  UK  DVD  Director: Michael Reeves
Stars: Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies, Hilary Heath
Summary: England is torn in civil strife as the Royalists battle the Parliamentary Party for control. This conflict distracts people from rational thought and allows unscrupulous men to gain local power by exploiting village superstitions. One of these men is Matthew Hopkins, who tours the land offering his services as a persecutor of witches. Aided by his sadistic accomplice John Stearne, he travels from city to city and wrenches confessions from 'witches' in order to line his pockets and gain sexual favors. When Hopkins persecutes a priest, he incurs the wrath of Richard Marshall, who is engaged to the priest's niece. Risking treason by leaving his military duties, Marshall relentlessly pursues the evil Hopkins and his minion Stearne.
458 Withnail & I 1987  UK  DVD  Director: Bruce Robinson
Stars: Una Brandon-Jones, Ralph Brown, Michael Elphick, Richard E. Grant
Summary: London 1969 - two 'resting' (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail and Marwood, fed up with damp, cold, piles of washing-up, mad drug dealers and psychotic Irishmen, decide to leave their squalid Camden flat for an idyllic holiday in the countryside, courtesy of Withnail's uncle Monty's country cottage. But when they get there, it rains non-stop, there's no food, their basic survival skills turn out to be somewhat limited. Matters are not helped by the arrival of Uncle Monty, who shows an uncomfortably keen interest in Marwood...
459 Women in Love 1969  UK  DVD  Director: Ken Russell
Stars: Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson, Jennie Linden
Summary: The battle of the sexes and relationships among the elite of Britian's industrial Midlands in the 1920s. Gerald Crich and Rupert Berkin are best friends who fall in love with a pair of sisters Gudrun, a sculptress and Ursula Brangwen, a schoolteacher. Rupert marries Ursula, Gerald begins a love affair with Gudrun, the foursome embarks upon a Swiss honeymoon. But the relationships take markedly different directions, as Russell explores the nature of commitment and love. Rupert and Ursula learn to give themselves to each other, the more withdrawn Gerald cannot, finally, connect with the demanding and challenging Gudrun.
460 Yellow submarine 1968  UK  DVD  Director: George Dunning
Stars: George Dunning, John Clive, Paul McCartney, Geoffrey Hughes
Summary: The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies.
461 Young Adam 2003  UK  DVD  Director: David Mackenzie
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Peter Mullan, Emily Mortimer
Summary: A young drifter working on a river barge disrupts his employers' lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits.
462 Zulu 1964  UK  DVD  Director: Cy Endfield
Stars: Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, James Booth
Summary: Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift.
463 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968  USA  DVD  Director: Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester
Summary: Mankind finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, artifact buried on the moon and, with the intelligent computer HAL, sets off on a quest.
464 8 Mile 2002  USA  DVD  Director: Curtis Hanson
Stars: Eminem, Kim Basinger
Summary: A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make the most of what could be his final opportunity but his problems around gives him doubts.
465 Ace in the Hole 1951  USA  DVD  Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: Kirk Douglas
Summary: A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.
466 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective 1994  USA  DVD  Director: Tom Shadyac
Stars: Jim Carrey
Summary: A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of a missing dolphin mascot of a football team.
467 The Addiction 1995  USA  DVD  Director: Abel Ferrara
Stars: Christopher Walken
Summary: A New York anthropology grad student turns into a vampire after getting bitten by one, then tries to come to terms with her new lifestyle and frequent craving for human blood.
468 Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the 8th Dimension 1984  USA  DVD  Director: W.D. Richter
Stars: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd
Summary: Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.
469 Adventures of Robin Hood 1938  USA  DVD  Director: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley
Stars: Errol Flynn
Summary: When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army.
470 After Hours 1985  USA  DVD  Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette
Summary: An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.
471 Airplane! 1980  USA  DVD  Director: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker
Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Frank Ashmore
Summary: An airplane crew takes ill. Surely the only person capable of landing the plane is an ex-pilot afraid to fly. But don't call him Shirley
472 Alien 1979  USA  DVD  Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver
Summary: A mining ship, investigating a suspected SOS, lands on a distant planet. The crew discovers some strange creatures and investigates.
473 All That Heaven Allows 1955  USA  DVD  Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead
Summary: An upper-class widow falls in love with a much younger, down-to-earth nurseryman, much to the disapproval of her children and criticism of her country club peers.
474 All That Jazz 1979  USA  DVD  Director: Bob Fosse
Stars: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange
Summary: Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider), a womanizing, drug-using dancer.
475 All the President's Men 1976  USA  DVD  Director: Alan J. Pakula
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford
Summary: Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.
476 Amadeus 1984  USA  DVD  Director: Milos Forman
Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge
Summary: The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback mode by Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.
477 American Beauty 1999  USA  DVD  Director: Sam Mendes
Stars: Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Chris Cooper, Peter Gallagher
Summary: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation for his daughter's attractive friend.
478 American Gigolo 1980  USA  DVD  Director: Paul Schrader
Stars: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo
Summary: Julian makes a lucrative living as an escort to older women in the Los Angeles area. He begins a relationship with Michelle, a local politician's wife, without expecting any pay. One of his clients is murdered and Detective Sunday begins pumping him for details on his different clients, something he is reluctant to do considering the nature of his work. Julian begins to suspect he's being framed. Meanwhile Michelle begins to fall in love with him.
479 American Graffiti 1973  USA  DVD  Director: George Lucas
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Harrison Ford
Summary: A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
480 An American in Paris 1951  USA  DVD  Director: Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron
Summary: Jerry Mulligan, a struggling American painter in Paris, is 'discovered' by an influential heiress with an interest in more than Jerry's art. Jerry in turn falls for Lise, a young French girl already engaged to a cabaret singer. Jerry jokes, sings and dances with his best friend, an acerbic would-be concert pianist, while romantic complications abound.
481 American Movie 1999  USA  DVD  Director: Chris Smith
Stars: Mark Borchardt, Tom Schimmels, Monica Borchardt
Summary: A hapless amateur filmmaker struggles to produce his latest horror film, 'Coven.'
482 American Pie 1999  USA  DVD  Director: Paul Weitz
Stars: Jason Biggs, Molly Cheek, Jennifer Coolidge
Summary: Four teenage boys enter a pact to lose their virginity by prom night.
483 American Splendor 2003  USA  DVD  Director: Shari Springer Berman
Stars: Chris Ambrose, Nick Baxter, Vivienne Benesch
Summary: An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.
484 American Werewolf in London 1981  USA  DVD  Director: John Landis
Stars: Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne, Brian Glover, David Naughton
Summary: Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.
485 Anatomy of a Murder 1959  USA  DVD  Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: James Stewart, Lee Remick
Summary: In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, will he win his case?
486 Annie Hall 1977  USA  DVD  Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane
Summary: Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.
487 The Apartment 1960  USA  DVD  Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray
Summary: A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
488 Apocalypse Now 1979  USA  DVD  Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall
Summary: During the on-going Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Green Beret who has set himself up as a God among a local tribe.
489 Around the World in 80 days 1956  USA  DVD  Director: Michael Anderson
Stars: David Niven, Cantinflas, Robert Newton
Summary: Adaptation of Jules Verne's novel about a Victorian Englishman who bets that with the new steamships and railways he can do what the title says.
490 Arsenic and old lace 1944  USA  DVD  Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Cary Grant, Josephine Hull
Summary: A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, that insanity runs in his family.
491 The asphalt jungle 1950  USA  DVD  Director: John Huston
Stars: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore
Summary: Doc' Riedenschneider, legendary crime 'brain' just out of prison, has a brilliant plan for a million-dollar burglary. To pull it off, he recruits safecracker Louis, driver Gus, financial backer Emmerich, strong-arm man Dix Handley. At first the plan goes like clockwork, but little accidents accumulate and each partner proves to have his own fatal weakness. In the background is a pervasive, grimy urban malaise.
492 Assault on Precinct 13 1976  USA  DVD  Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston
Summary: The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.
493 Atlantic City 1980  USA  DVD  Director: Louis Malle
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon
Summary: Lou is a small time gangster, who thinks he used to be something big. He meets up with a younger girl, Sally, who is learning to be a croupier. Her husband turns up with drugs he has stolen from the Mafia. The husband gets Lou to sell the drugs, but is killed before Lou can give him the money. Later, the owners of the drugs turn up and threaten to kill Sally if she doesn't return them...
494 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 1997  USA  DVD  Director: Jay Roach
Stars: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, Mimi Rogers
Summary: A 1960's hipster secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy into the 1990's where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place.
495 Back to the Future 1985  USA  DVD  Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover
Summary: In 1985, Doc Brown invented time travel, in 1955, Marty McFly accidentally prevented his parents from meeting, putting his own existence at stake.
496 Bad Day at Black Rock 1955  USA  DVD  Director: John Sturges
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan
Summary: A one handed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.
497 Bad Lieutenant 1992  USA  DVD  Director: Abel Ferrara
Stars: Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Paul Calderon, Leonard L. Thomas
Summary: While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness.
498 Bad Santa 2003  USA  DVD  Director: Terry Zwigoff
Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox
Summary: A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, the security boss discovers the plot.
499 Badlands 1973  USA  DVD  Director: Terrence Malick
Stars: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek
Summary: Dramatization of the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the 1950's, in which a teenage girl and her twenty-something boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.
500 Bambi 1942  USA  DVD  Director: David Hand
Stars: Margaret Lee, John Sutherland, Sam Edwards, Paula Winslowe
Summary: Animated film about a young deer, Bambi, growing up in the wild after his mother is shot by hunters.
501 Barton Fink 1991  USA  DVD  Director: Joel Coen
Stars: by John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner
Summary: Set in 1941, a newly successful New York playwright accepts an offer to write movie scripts in LA, finds himself with writer's block when required to do a B-movie wrestling script, the only relief coming from a traveling salesman living next door.
502 Batman 1989  USA  DVD  Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger
Summary: After a young boy witnesses his parents' murder on the streets of Gotham City, he grows up to become the Batman - a mysterious figure in the eyes of Gotham's citizens - who takes crime-fighting into his own hands. He first emerges out of the shadows when the Joker appears - a horribly disfigured individual who is out for revenge on his former employer and generally likes to have a good time
503 Before Sunrise 1995  USA  DVD  Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
Summary: A French grad student named Celine (Julie Delpy) meets an American boy named Jesse (Ethan Hawke) on the Budapest-Vienna train. They get off the train in Vienna and hang out for a while.
504 Being John Malkovich 1999  USA  DVD  Director: Spike Jonze
Stars: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz
Summary: A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of the movie star, John Malkovich.
505 Being There 1979  USA  DVD  Director: Hal Ashby
Stars: Peters Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Richard A. Dysart
Summary: Chance, a simple gardener, has never left the estate until his employer dies. His simple TV-informed utterances are mistaken for profundity.
506 Ben-Hur 1959  USA  DVD  Director: William Wyler
Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd
Summary: When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
507 Better Off Dead 1985  USA  DVD  Director: Savage Steve Holland
Stars: Yano Anaya, Curtis Armstrong, Frank Burt Avalon, John Cusack
Summary: A teenager has to deal with his girlfriend dumping him among family crises, homicidal paper boys, a rival skier.
508 Beverly Hills Cop 1984  USA  DVD  Director: Martin Brest
Stars: Eddie Murphy
Summary: A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills
509 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls 1970  USA  DVD  Director: Russ Meyer
Stars: Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom
Summary: Three girls come to Hollywood to make it big, but find only sex, drugs and sleaze.
510 Big Chill 1983  USA  DVD  Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Stars: Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt
Summary: A group of seven former college friends gather for a weekend reunion at a posh South Carolina winter house after the funeral of one of their friends.
511 Big Combo 1955  USA  DVD  Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Stars: Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Brian Donlevy, Jean Wallace
Summary: Police Lt. Diamond is told to close his surveillance of suspected mob boss Mr. Brown because it's costing the department too much money with no results. Diamond makes one last attempt to uncover evidence against Brown by going to Brown's girlfriend, Susan Lowell.
512 The Big Heat 1953  USA  DVD  Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Glenn Ford
Summary: Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate.
513 Big Lebowski 1998  USA  DVD  Director: Joel Coen
Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi
Summary: Dude Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
514 Big Night 1996  USA  DVD  Director: Campbell Scott
Stars: Marc Anthony, Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci
Summary: A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business.
515 Big Parade 1925  USA  DVD  Director: King Vidor
Stars: John Gilbert, Renee Adoree, Hobart Bosworth, Claire McDowell
Summary: The idle son of a rich businessman joins the army when the U.S.A. enters World War One. He is sent to France, where he becomes friends with two working-class soldiers. He also falls in love with a Frenchwoman, but has to leave her to move to the frontline.
516 The Big Sleep 1946  USA  DVD  Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall
Summary: Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, what might be love.
517 Big Wednesday 1978  USA  DVD  Director: John Milius
Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt, Gary Busey
Summary: The lives of some California surfers from the early '60s to the '70s.
518 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989  USA  DVD  Director: Stephen Herek
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri
Summary: Two seemingly dumb teens struggle to prepare a historical presentation with the help of a time machine.
519 The Birds 1963  USA  DVD  Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette
Summary: A wealthy San Francisco playgirl pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people there in increasing numbers and with increasing viciousness
520 The Birth of a Nation 1915  USA  DVD  Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Spottiswoode Aitken, Mary Alden, George Beranger, Elmer Clifton
Summary: The Civil War divides friends and destroys families, but that's nothing compared to the anarchy in the black-ruled South after the war.
521 Blackboard Jungle 1955  USA  DVD  Director: Richard Brooks
Stars: Glenn Ford,Anne Francis
Summary: A new English teacher at a violent, unruly inner-city school is determined to do his job, despite resistance from both students and faculty.
522 Blade Runner 1982  USA  DVD  Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Harrison Ford
Summary: In a cyberpunk vision of the future, man has developed the technology to create replicants, human clones used to serve in the colonies outside Earth but with fixed lifespans. In Los Angeles, 2019, Deckard is a Blade Runner, a cop who specialises in terminating replicants. Originally in retirement, he is forced to re-enter the force when six replicants escape from an offworld colony to Earth.
523 Blair Witch Project 1999  USA  DVD  Director: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sanchez
Stars: Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams, Bob Griffith
Summary: In October of 1994, three student film makers disappeared in the woods near Burkittesville, Maryland. One year later, their footage was found.
524 Blazing Saddles 1974  USA  DVD  Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Gene Wilder
Summary: To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.
525 Blue Dahlia 1946  USA  DVD  Director: George Marshall
Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake
Summary: An ex-bomber pilot is suspected of murdering his unfaithful wife.
526 Blue Velvet 1986  USA  DVD  Director: David Lynch
Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern
Summary: After finding a severed human ear in a field, a young man soon discovers a sinister underworld lying just beneath his idyllic suburban home town.
527 Blues Brothers 1980  USA  DVD  Director: John Landis
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, James Brown, Cab Calloway
Summary: Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.
528 Body and Soul 1947  USA  DVD  Director: Robert Rossen
Stars: John Garfield, Lilli Palmer
Summary: JohnCharley Davis wins an amateur boxing match and is taken on by promoter Quinn. Charley's mother doesn't want him to fight, but when Charley's father is accidentally killed, Charley sets up a fight for money. His career blooms as he wins fight after fight, but soon an unethical promoter named Roberts begins to show an interest in Charley, Charley finds himself faced with increasingly difficult choices. Garfield, Lilli Palmer, Hazel Brooks, Anne Revere
529 Bonnie & Clyde 1967  USA  DVD  Director: Arthur Penn
Stars: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman
Summary: A somewhat romantized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.
530 Boogie Nights 1997  USA  DVD  Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, John C. Reilly, Julianne Moore
Summary: The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the 1970s and 1980s.
531 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan 2006  USA  DVD  Director: Larry Charles
Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell, Alan Keyes
Summary: Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson.
532 Boston Strangler 1968  USA  DVD  Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda
Summary: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from the point of view of the investigators who have very few clues to build a case upon.
533 Bowling for Columbine 2002  USA  DVD  Director: Michael Moore
Stars: Michael Caldwell, Dick Cheney, Dick Clark, Bill Clinton
Summary: Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.
534 Boyz n the Hood 1991  USA  DVD  Director: John Singleton
Stars: Ice Cube
Summary: Saga of a group of childhood friends growing up in a Los Angeles ghetto.
535 Brady Bunch Movie 1995  USA  DVD  Director: Betty Thomas
Stars: Shelley Long, Gary Cole, Tim Matheson, Christine Taylor
Summary: The original 70's TV family is now placed in the 1990's, where they're even more square and out of place than ever.
536 Braveheart 1995  USA  DVD  Director: Mel Gibson
Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan
Summary: William Wallace, a commoner, unites the 13th Century Scots in their battle to overthrow English rule.
537 Breakfast at Tiffany's 1961  USA  DVD  Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen
Summary: A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building.
538 Breaking Away 1979  USA  DVD  Director: Peter Yates
Stars: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid
Summary: A small-town teen obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl.
539 Brick 2005  USA  DVD  Director: Rian Johnson
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Summary: A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.
540 Bride of Frankenstein 1935  USA  DVD  Director: James Whale
Stars: Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson, Ernest Thesiger
Summary: Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein (goaded by an even madder scientist) builds his monster a mate.
541 Bridge On the River Kwai 1957  USA  DVD  Director: David Lean
Stars: William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Alec Guinness, Sessue Hayakawa
Summary: After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
542 Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia 1974  USA  DVD  Director: Sam Peckinpah
Stars: Warren Oates, Kris Kristofferson
Summary: An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.
543 Bringing Up Baby 1938  USA  DVD  Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant
Summary: David Huxley is waiting to get a bone he needs for his museum collection. Through a series of strange circumstances, he meets Susan Vance, the duo have a series of misadventures which include a leopard called Baby.
544 Broadway Danny Rose 1984  USA  DVD  Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Sandy Baron, Milton Berle, Edwin Bordo, Peter Castellotti
Summary: In his attempts to reconcile a lounge singer with his mistress, a hapless talent agent is mistaken as her lover by a jealous gangster.
545 Brokeback Mountain 2005  USA  DVD  Director: Ang Lee
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid
Summary: Based on the 'E. Annie Proulx' story about a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years.
546 Buffalo 66 1998  USA  DVD  Director: Vincent Gallo
Stars: Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricc, Ben Gazzara, Mickey Rourke, Rosanna Arquette
Summary: Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry (and forcing her to say the same).
547 Bull Durham 1988  USA  DVD  Director: Ron Shelton
Stars: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins
Summary: A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.
548 Bullitt 1968  USA  DVD  Director: Peter Yates
Stars: Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset, Don Gordon, Robert Duvall
Summary: An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection.
549 Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid 1969  USA  DVD  Director: George Roy Hill
Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin
Summary: Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.
550 Cabaret 1972  USA  DVD  Director: Bob Fosse
Stars: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey
Summary: A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.
551 Capturing the Friedmans 2003  USA  DVD  Director: Andrew Jarecki
Stars: Arnold Friedman, Elaine Friedman, David Friedman
Summary: Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middleclass Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.
552 Casablanca 1942  USA  DVD  Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman
Summary: Classic film set in occupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
553 Casino 1995  USA  DVD  Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods
Summary: Greed, deception, money, power, murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a gambling empire.
554 Cat On a Hot Tin Roof 1958  USA  DVD  Director: Richard Brooks
Stars: by Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson
Summary: Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.
555 Chinatown 1974  USA  DVD  Director: Roman Polanski
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Hillerman, John Huston
Summary: A private detective investigating an adultery case stumbles on to a scheme of murder that has something to do with water.
556 Chuck & Buck 2000  USA  DVD  Director: Miguel Arteta
Stars: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz, Mike White, Miguel Arteta
Summary: An all too innocent man-child stalks his childhood best friend and tries to reconnect with their past.
557 The Cincinnati Kid 1965  USA  DVD  Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, Ann-Margret, Karl Malden
Summary: An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game.
558 Citizen Kane 1941  USA  DVD  Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Collins
Summary: Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
559 Clerks 1994  USA  DVD  Director: Kevin Smith
Stars: Jeff Anderson, Lee Bendick, Al Berkowitz, Betsy Broussard
Summary: A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, play hockey on the store roof.
560 Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977  USA  DVD  Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Norman Bartold, Shawn Bishop, Roberts Blossom, Robert Broyles
Summary: A line worker, after a encounter with UFO's, feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.
561 Clueless 1995  USA  DVD  Director: Amy Heckerling
Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Jace Alexander, Twink Caplan, Stacey Dash, Donald Faison
Summary: Jane Austen's Emma meets Beverley Hills 90210 in US West Coast teen lifestyle parody.
562 Cocksucker Blues 1972  USA  DVD  Director: Robert Frank
Summary: A film by photographer Robert Frank on the Rolling Stone's 1972 American tour. Not released by the Stones because it contained scenes of drug use and groupie orgies.
563 Con Air 1997  USA  DVD  Director: Simon West
Stars: Carl Ciarfalio, Nicolas Cage, Landry Allbright, Renoly Santiago
Summary: A newly released ex con and former US Ranger finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the other prisoners sieze control.
564 The Conversation 1974  USA  DVD  Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Frederic Forrest
Summary: A paranoid and personally-secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered.
565 Coogan's Bluff 1968  USA  DVD  Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Susan Clark
Summary: Coogan, an Arizona cop, is sent to New York to collect a prisoner. Everyone in New York assumes Coogan is from Texas, much to his annoyance. To add to Coogan's problems the prisoner isn't ready, so he decides to cut a few corners. In the process the prisoner escapes, Coogan is ordered home. Too proud to return home empty handed, Coogan sets out into the big city to recapture his prisoner.
566 Cool Hand Luke 1967  USA  DVD  Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Stars: Paul Newman, George Kennedy
Summary: A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison.
567 The Cremaster Cycle USA  DVD  Director: Matthew Barney
568 Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989  USA  DVD  Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Caroline Aaron, Alan Alda, Martin S. Bergmann, Bill Bernstein
Summary: An opthamologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.
569 Crooklyn 1994  USA  DVD  Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Vondie Curtis-Hall, N. Jeremi Duru, Frances Foster, Zelda Harris
Summary: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
570 Crossfire 1947  USA  DVD  Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame
Summary: A man is murdered, apparently by one of a group of soldiers just out of the army. But which one? And why?
571 Crumb 1994  USA  DVD  Director: Terry Zwigoff
Stars: Robert Crumb, Aline Kominsky, Charles Crumb, Maxon Crumb
Summary: A cinematic portrait of the controversial comic book writer/artist and his traumatized family.
572 Dangerous Liaisons 1988  USA  DVD  Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Keanu Reeves, Uma Thurman
Summary: Rich and bored aristocrats in Rococo France play high-stakes games of passion and betrayal.
573 Dark Star 1974  USA  DVD  Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Dan O'Bannon, Dre Pahich, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm
Summary: Low-budget story of four astronauts in deep space, whose mission is to destroy unstable planets in star systems which are to be colonised. The late Commander Powell is stored in deep freeze, where he is still able to offer advice. As their mission nears completion, they must cope with a runaway alien which resembles a beach-ball, faulty computer systems, a 'smart bomb' who thinks it is God.
574 The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951  USA  DVD  Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Lock Martin
Summary: An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.
575 Days of Heaven 1978  USA  DVD  Director: Terrence Malick
Stars: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams,Sam Shepard
Summary: A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune.
576 Dazed and Confused 1993  USA  DVD  Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Adam Goldberg, Milla Jovovich
Summary: The adventures of incoming high school and junior high students on the last day of school, in May of 1976.
577 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid 1982  USA  DVD  Director: Carl Reiner
Stars: Steve Martin, Rachel Ward, Alan Ladd, Carl Reiner, Barbara Stanwyck
Summary: Film noir parody with a detective uncovering a sinister plot. Characters from real noirs appear as scenes from various films are intercut.
578 Dead Presidents 1995  USA  DVD  Director: Albert & Allen Hughes
Stars: Larenz Tate, Keith David,Chris Tucker, Freddy Rodriguez
Summary: A Vietnam vet adjusts to life after the war while trying to support his family, but the chance of a better life may involve crime and bloodshed.
579 The Decline of Western Civilisation Part II: the Metal Years 1981  USA  DVD  Director: Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, Gene Simmons
Summary: A timeless piece of rock documentary
580 The Deer Hunter 1978  USA  DVD  Director: Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep
Summary: An in-depth examination of the way that the Vietnam war affects the lives of people in a small industrial town in the USA.
581 Deliverance 1972  USA  DVD  Director: John Boorman
Stars: Jon Voight, Ned Beatty, Burt Reynolds
Summary: 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.
582 Desperately Seeking Susan 1985  USA  DVD  Director: Susan Seidelman
Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, Aidan Quinn, Mark Blum
Summary: A bored suburban housewife, seeking adventure to her life, accidentally gets hit on the head, wakes up with amnesia, is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan.
583 Detour 1945  USA  DVD  Director: Edgar G Ulmer
Stars: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald
Summary: Chance events trap hitch-hiker Al Roberts in a tightening net of film noir trouble.
584 Devil in a Blue Dress 1995  USA  DVD  Director: Carl Franklin
Stars: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals, Don Cheadle
Summary: An Afro-American private detective is hired to find a woman and gets mixed up in a murderous political scandal.
585 Dick Tracy 1990  USA  DVD  Director: Warren Beatty
Stars: Marvelee Cariaga, Seymour Cassel, Charles Durning, Stig Eldred
Summary: The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.
586 Die Hard 1988  USA  DVD  Director: John McTiernan
Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, William Atherton, Jeremy Irons
Summary: New York City Detective John McClane has just arrived in Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his wife. Unfortunatly, it is not going to be a Merry Christmas for everyone. A group of terrorists, led by Hans Gruber is holding everyone in the Nakatomi Plaza building hostage. With no way of anyone getting in or out, it's up to McClane to stop them all. All 12!
587 Dig! 2004  USA  DVD  Director: Ondi Timoner
Stars: Anton Newcombe, Courtney Taylor-Taylor
Summary: A documentary on the once-promising American rock bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, the friendship/rivalry between their respective founders, Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor.
588 Diner 1982  USA  DVD  Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon
Summary: A group of college-age buddies struggle with their imminent passage into adulthood in 1959 Baltimore
589 Dirty Dancing 1987  USA  DVD  Director: Emile Ardolino
Stars: ennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes
Summary: Spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, Frances ('Baby') falls in love with the camp's dancing teacher.
590 The Dirty Dozen 1967  USA  DVD  Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, John Cassavetes
Summary: A US Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers in World War II.
591 Dirty Harry 1971  USA  DVD  Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni, John Vernon
Summary: A San Francisco cop with little regard for rules (but who always gets results) tries to track down a serial killer who snipes at random victims.
592 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 1988  USA  DVD  Director: Frank Oz
Stars: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly, Anton Rodgers
Summary: Lawrence and Freddie are con-men, big-time and small time respectively. They unsuccessfully attempt to work together only to find that this town (on the French Mediterranean coast) aint big enough for the two of them. They agree to a 'loser leaves' bet. The bet brings out the best/worse in the two. Interesting twist at the end.
593 Do the Right Thing 1989  USA  DVD  Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Danny Aiello, Rick Aiello, Paul Benjamin, Ossie Davis
Summary: On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
594 Doctor Zhivago 1965  USA  DVD  Director: David Lean
Stars: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger
Summary: Life of a Russian doctor/poet who, although married, falls for a political activist's wife and experiences hardships during the Bolshevik Revolution.
595 Dodgeball 2004  USA  DVD  Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Stars: Lance Armstrong, Hank Azaria, Jason Bateman, Gary Cole
Summary: A group of misfits enter a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament in order to save their cherished local gym from the onslaught of a corporate health fitness chain.
596 Dog Day Afternoon 1975  USA  DVD  Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Al Pacino
Summary: A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation, it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
597 Dogtown & Z Boys 2001  USA  DVD  Director: Stacy Peralta
Stars: Sean Penn
Summary: Documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team.
598 Don't Look Back 1967  USA  DVD  Director: D.A. Pennebaker
Stars: Bob Dylan
Summary: Documentary covering Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England, which includes appearances by Joan Baez and Donovan.
599 Donnie Brasco 1997  USA  DVD  Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Mike Newell, Paul Attanasio, Johnny Depp, Louis DiGiaimo
Summary: An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life to the expense of his regular one.
600 Donnie Darko 2001  USA  DVD  Director: Richard Kelly
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Patrick Swayze,
Summary: A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.
601 Double Indemnity 1944  USA  DVD  Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall
Summary: An insurance rep lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions.
602 Down By Law 1986  USA  DVD  Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi
Summary: The story of three different men in a Louisiana prison and their eventual journey.
603 Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964  USA  DVD  Director: Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, James Earl Jones
Summary: An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.
604 Dreams That Money Can Buy 1947  USA  DVD  Director: Hans Richter
Stars: Jack Bittner
Summary: 7 different surreal artists, including Duchamp, teamed up to create the dreams within the story. The story is about a guy who starts a business selling people his dreams. People who need excitement come to him for a bizarre dream experience. Surreal images and at times crazy stream of conscious dialog follow.
605 Drugstore Cowboy 1989  USA  DVD  Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, Heather Graham, William S. Burroughs
Summary: A group of drug users in the 1970's help finance their habit by robbing drug stores. Matt Dillon's character is very superstitious and eventually his luck runs out.
606 Duck Soup 1933  USA  DVD  Director: Marx Brothers
Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx
Summary: Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.
607 Dumb & Dumber 1994  USA  DVD  Director: Peter and Bobby Farrelly
Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Mike Starr
Summary: The cross-country adventures of two good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends.
608 East of Eden 1955  USA  DVD  Director: Elia Kazan
Stars: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris, Burl Ives
Summary: In the Salinas Valley, in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother Aron for the love of their father Adam. Cal is frustrated at every turn, from his reaction to the war, to how to get ahead in business and in life, to how to relate to estranged mother.
609 Easy Rider 1969  USA  DVD  Director: Dennis Hopper
Stars: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Antonio Mendoza, Phil Spector
Summary: Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America.
610 Edward Scissorhands 1990  USA  DVD  Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Heather Graham, Mary Stuart Masterson
Summary: In a castle high on top of a hill lives an inventor's greatest creation - Edward, a near-complete person. The creator died before he could finish Edward's hands, instead, Edward is left with metal scissors for hands. Edward has always lived alone, until a kind lady called Peg discovers Edward and welcomes him into her home. At first, everyone welcomes Edward into the community, but soon things begin to take a change for the worse.
611 Eight Men Out 1988  USA  DVD  Director: John Sayles
Stars: John Cusack, Clifton James, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd
Summary: A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.
612 Election 1999  USA  DVD  Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell
Summary: A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.
613 Elephant 2003  USA  DVD  Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Elias McConnell, John Robinson, Alex Frost, Eric Deulen
Summary: Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.
614 Elmer Gantry 1960  USA  DVD  Director: Richard Brooks
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy, Dean Jagger
Summary: Elmer Gantry is a fast talking, hard drinking traveling salesman who always has a risque story and a hip flask to entertain cronies and customers alike. He is immediately taken with Sister Sharon Falconer, a lay preacher whose hellfire and damnation revivalism has attracted quite a following. Gantry uses his own quick wit and knowledge of the bible to become an indispensable part of Sister Sharon's roadshow but soon finds that his past catches up with him in the form of Lulu Bains, now a prostitute. While Gantry seeks and eventually gets forgiveness from Sharon, tragedy strikes when she finally manages to get out of her revivalist tent and opens a permanent church.
615 Empire of the Sun 1987  USA  DVD  Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Christian Bale, John Malkovich
Summary: A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.
616 End of the Century 2003  USA  DVD  Director: Jim Fields, Michael Gramaglia
Stars: Ramones, Johnny Ramone
Summary: The story of the punk rock band The Ramones.
617 The Endless Summer 1966  USA  DVD  Director: Bruce Brown
Stars: Michael Hynson, Robert August
Summary: The crown jewel to ten years of Bruce Brown surfing documentaries. Brown follows two young surfers around the world in search of the perfect wave, ends up finding quite a few in addition to some colorful local characters.
618 The English Patient 1996  USA  DVD  Director: Anthony Minghella
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas
Summary: At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.
619 Eraserhead 1977  USA  DVD  Director: David Lynch
Stars: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart
Summary: Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
620 ET: the Extra-Terrestrial 1982  USA  DVD  Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Erika Eleniak
Summary: A group of Earth children help a stranded alien botanist return home.
621 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004  USA  DVD  Director: Michel Gondry
Stars: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne
Summary: A couple undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories when their relationship turns sour, but it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.
622 The Evil Dead 1981  USA  DVD  Director: Sam Raimi
Stars: Betsy Baker, Bruce Campbell, Barbara Carey, Richard DeManincor
Summary: Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.
623 The Exorcist 1973  USA  DVD  Director: William Friedkin
Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb
Summary: Something beyond comprehension is happening to a little girl on this street, in this house. A man has been called for as a last resort to try and save her. That man is The Exorcist.
624 The Fabulous Baker Boys 1989  USA  DVD  Director: Steve Kloves
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer, Beau Bridges, Ellie Raab
Summary: Frank and Jack Baker are professional musicians who play small clubs. They play smaltzy music and have never needed a day job. Times are changing and dates are becoming more difficult to get so they interview female singers. They finally decide on Susie Diamond, a former 'escort' who needs some refinement, but the act begins to take off again. While the act is now successful, both Frank and Jack have problems with their life on the road. Susie becomes the agent that makes them re-evaluate where they are going, how honest they have been with each other.
625 A Face in the Crowd 1957  USA  DVD  Director: Elia Kazan
Stars: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau
Summary: An Arkansas hobo becomes an overnight media sensation. But as he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?
626 Face/Off 1997  USA  DVD  Director: John Woo
Stars: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola
Summary: A revolutionary medical technique allows an undercover agent to take the physical appearance of a major criminal and infiltrate his organization.
627 The Faculty 1998  USA  DVD  Director: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris (II), Josh Hartnett
Summary: Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurances.
628 Fahrenheit 9/11 2004  USA  DVD  Director: Michael Moore
Stars: Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder, George W. Bush, James Baker III
Summary: Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11, how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
629 Far from Heaven 2002  USA  DVD  Director: Todd Haynes
Stars: Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson
Summary: In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.
630 Fargo 1996  USA  DVD  Director: Joel Coen
Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
Summary: Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of pregnant Marge Gunderson.
631 Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1982  USA  DVD  Director: Amy Heckerling
Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus
Summary: A story of a group of California teenagers who enjoy malls, sex and rock n' roll.
632 Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! 1965  USA  DVD  Director: Russ Meyer
Stars: Tura Satana, Haj, Lori Williams
Summary: Three strippers seeking thrills encounter a young couple in the desert. After dispatching the boyfriend, they take the girl hostage and begin scheming on a crippled old man living with his two sons in the desert, reputedly hiding a tidy sum of cash. They become houseguests of the old man and try and seduce the sons in an attempt to locate the money, not realizing that the old man has a few sinister intentions of his own
633 Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986  USA  DVD  Director: John Hughes
Stars: Jason Robert Alderman, Louie Anderson, Stephanie Blake
Summary: A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite of what the principal thinks of that.
634 Field of Dreams 1989  USA  DVD  Director: Phil Alden Robinson
Stars: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Amy Madigan
Summary: An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields, he does, the Chicago Black Sox come.
635 Fight Club 1999  USA  DVD  Director: David Fincher
Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf
Summary: An office employee and a soap salesman build a global organization to help vent male aggression.
636 A Fish Called Wanda 1988  USA  DVD  Director: Charles Crichton
Stars: Maria Aitken, Al Ashton, Roger Brierley, Ken Campbel
Summary: Sexy American diamonds lover Wanda and her boyfriend Otto are in England to plot alongside George and Ken the robbery of a diamond collection. Wanda and Otto want the stolen diamonds for themselves, inform the police about George not knowing that he has already moved the diamonds to another secret place. Wanda thinks the best way to find out is by getting close to George's lawyer - Archie Leach.
637 Five Easy Pieces 1970  USA  DVD  Director: Bob Rafelson
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Billy Green Bush, Fannie Flagg
Summary: A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, other points of interest.
638 Flesh 1968  USA  DVD  Director: Paul Morrissey
Stars: Joe Dallesandro, Geraldine Smith, Patti D'Arbanville, Candy Darling
Summary: This 1968 production from Andy Warhol's Factory found director Paul Morrissey still defining his style and particularly open to Warhol's own process of shooting extended takes with minimal editing. Factory star Joe Dallesandro plays a hustler working to earn money for his wife's girlfriend's abortion. The long trail of transvestites, drugs, debauchery doesn't just drag a viewer down but rather adds up to a kind of transcendent curiosity about itself. Intelligent, well-constructed, at times lyrical, this is one of the best of the Morrissey-Warhol collaborations. The cast includes a couple of actors in Warhol's orbit who later broke into mainstream movies and television, including Patti D'Arbanville.
639 Flirting With Disaster 1996  USA  DVD  Director: David O. Russell
Stars: Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette, Tea Leoni, Alan Alda, Mary Tyler Moore, George Segal, Lily Tomlin
Summary: A young man, his wife, his incompetent case worker travel across country to find his birth parents
640 Force of Evil 1948  USA  DVD  Director: Abraham Polonsky
Stars: John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor, Howland Chamberlain
Summary: Lawyer Joe Morse wants to consolidate all the small-time numbers racket operators into one big powerful operation. But his elder brother Leo is one of these small-time operators who wants to stay that way, preferring not to deal with the gangsters who dominate the big-time.
641 The Fortune Cookie 1966  USA  DVD  Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ron Rich, Judi West
Summary: A cameraman is knocked over during a football game. His brother in law as the king of the ambulance chasing lawyers starts a suit while he's still knocked out. The cameraman is against it until he hears that his ex-wife will be coming to see him. He pretends to be injured to get her back, but also sees what the strain is doing to the football player who injured him.
642 Frankenstein 1931  USA  DVD  Director: James Whale
Stars: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Boris Karloff
Summary: Henry Frankenstein is a doctor who is trying to discover a way to make the dead walk. He suceeds and creates a monster that has to deal with living again.
643 Freaks 1932  USA  DVD  Director: Tod Browning
Stars: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates
Summary: A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.
644 The French Connection 1971  USA  DVD  Director: William Friedkin
Stars: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco
Summary: William Friedkin's gritty police drama portrays two tough New York City cops trying to intercept a huge heroin shipment coming from France. An interesting contrast is established between 'Popeye' Doyle, a short-tempered alcoholic bigot who is nevertheless a hard-working and dedicated police officer, his nemesis Alain Charnier, a suave and urbane gentleman who is nevertheless a criminal and one of the largest drug suppliers of pure heroin to North America. During the surveillance and eventual bust, Friedkin provides one of the most gripping and memorable car chase sequences ever filmed.
645 The Front 1976  USA  DVD  Director: Martin Ritt
Stars: Woody Allen, Zero Mostel, Michael Murphy, rea Marcovicci
Summary: A cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.
646 The Fugitive 1993  USA  DVD  Director: Andrew Davis
Stars: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore
Summary: Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of killing his wife, must find the real one-armed killer while avoiding Marshal Sam Gerard.
647 The General 1927  USA  DVD  Director: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton
Summary: When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single handedly and straight through enemy lines
648 Ghost 1990  USA  DVD  Director: Jerry Zucker
Stars: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn
Summary: After being killed during a botched mugging, a man's love for his partner enables him to remain on earth as a ghost.
649 Ghost World 2001  USA  DVD  Director: Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi
Summary: Enid and Rebecca are social outsiders who, after graduating from high school, play a mean prank on a middle-aged geek.
650 Ghostbusters 1984  USA  DVD  Director: Ivan Reitman
Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis
Summary: Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
651 Giant 1956  USA  DVD  Director: George Stevens
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker
Summary: Texan rancher Bick Benedict visits a Maryland farm to buy a prize horse. Whilst there he meets and falls in love with the owner's daughter Leslie, they are married immediately and return to his ranch. The story of their family and its rivalry with cowboy and (later oil tycoon) Jett Rink unfolds across two generations.
652 Gigi 1958  USA  DVD  Director: Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold
Summary: Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long.
653 Gilda 1946  USA  DVD  Director: Charles Vidor
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford
Summary: The sinister boss of a South American casino finds that his right-hand man Johnny and his sensuous new wife Gilda already know each other.
654 Gimme Shelter 1970  USA  DVD  Director: Albert and David Maysles
Stars: Marty Balin, Sonny Barger, Melvin Belli, Dick Carter (II)
Summary: A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont.
655 Glengarry Glen Ross 1992  USA  DVD  Director: James Foley
Stars: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin
Summary: An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office.
656 Gloria 1980  USA  DVD  Director: John Cassavetes
Stars: Julie Carmen, Gena Rowlands, John Adames, Tony Knesich
Summary: Jack Dawn and his family are eliminated by the mob, because he was their accountant and was keeping a personal copy of their records. However his six-year-old Puerto Rican son, Phil, escapes with Gloria, a neighbor who was a former girlfriend of one of the gangsters. Gloria and Phil are chased throughout New York City because Phil has a black book containing the accounts of the mob.
657 The Godfather 1972  USA  DVD  Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall
Summary: The story begins as 'Don' Vito Corleone, the head of a New York Mafia 'family', oversees his daughter's wedding. His beloved son Michael has just come home from the war, but does not intend to become part of his father's business. Through Michael's life the nature of the family business becomes clear. The business of the family is just like the head of the family, kind and benevolent to those who give respect, but given to ruthless violence whenever anything stands against the good of the family. Don Vito lives his life in the way of the old country, but times are changing and some don't want to follow the old ways and look out for community and 'family'. An up and coming rival of the Corleone family wants to start selling drugs in New York, needs the Don's influence to further his plan. The clash of the Don's fading old world values and the new ways will demand a terrible price, especially from Michael, all for the sake of the family.
658 Gone With the Wind 1939  USA  DVD  Director: Victor Fleming
Stars: Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil, Vivien Leigh, Evelyn Keyes
Summary: American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
659 Good Night, Good Luck 2005  USA  DVD  Director: George Clooney
Stars: David Strathairn, Robert Downey Jr., George Clooney
Summary: In the early 1950's, the threat of Communism created an air of paranoia in the United States and exploiting those fears was Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin. However, CBS reporter Edward R. Murrow and his producer Fred W. Friendly decided to take a stand and challenge McCarthy and expose him for the fear monger he was. However, their actions took a great personal toll on both men, but they stood by their convictions and helped to bring down one of the most controversial senators in American history.
660 Goodfellas 1990  USA  DVD  Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco
Summary: Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.
661 The Graduate 1968  USA  DVD  Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross, William Daniels
Summary: Recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, who happens to be the wife of his father's business partner and then finds himself falling in love with her teenage daughter, Elaine.
662 Grapes of Wrath 1940  USA  DVD  Director: John Ford
Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin
Summary: A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.
663 Grease 1978  USA  DVD  Director: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing
Summary: Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
664 The Great Dictator 1940  USA  DVD  Director: Charlie Chaplin
Stars: Rudolph Anders, Chester Conklin, Henry Daniell, Carter DeHaven
Summary: In Chaplin's satire on Nazi Germany, dictator Adenoid Hynkel has a double... a poor Jewish barber... who one day is mistaken for Hynkel.
665 Greed 1924  USA  DVD  Director: Erich Von Stroheim
Stars: Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller
Summary: John McTeague was a simple slow man who became a dentist after working at the Big Dipper Gold Mine. He is now being hunted in Death Valley by his ex-best friend Marcus and the law. His lot was cast the day that he meet his future wife Trina in his office. She was with Marcus and she bought a lottery ticket. Well Mac fell for her and Marcus stepped aside. When Mac and Trina married, she won the Lottery for $5000 and became obsessive about the money in gold. Marcus is steamed as he stepped aside and now she is rich so he has the law shut down Mac as he has no official schooling for his dentistry. Trina fearful that they will take her gold away sells everything and takes all Mac earns when he is working. She adds to her stash of gold as they both live as paupers. When Mac has no job and no money, he leaves and Trina moves. Driven to desperation at being poor and hungry he finds Trina and demands the gold.
666 Grey Gardens 1975  USA  DVD  Director: Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Muffie Meyer
Stars: Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale and Edith Bouvier Beale
Summary: The Maysles brothers pay visits to Edith Bouvier Beale, nearing 80, her daughter Edie. Reclusive, the pair live with cats and raccoons in Grey Gardens, a crumbling mansion in East Hampton. Edith is dry and quick-witted - a singer, married but later separated, a member of high society. Edie is voluble, dresses - as she puts it - for combat in tight ensembles that include scarves wrapped around her head. There are hints that Edie came home 24 years before to be cared for rather than to care for her mother. The women address the camera, talking over each other, moving from the present to events years before. They're odd, with flinty affection for each other.
667 The Grifters 1990  USA  DVD  Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Anjelica Huston, John Cusack, Annette Bening, Jan Munroe
Summary: A small-time conman has torn loyalties between his estranged mother and new girlfriend--both of whom are high-stakes grifters with their own angles to play.
668 Grizzly Man 2005  USA  DVD  Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Franc G. Fallico, Amie Huguenard, Timothy Treadwell
Summary: A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.
669 Grosse Pointe Blank 1997  USA  DVD  Director: George Armitage
Stars: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd, Joan Cusack
Summary: Martin Blank is a professional assassin. He is sent on a mission to a small Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe, and, by coincidence, his ten-year high school reunion party is taking place there at the same time.
670 Groundhog Day 1993  USA  DVD  Director: Harold Ramis
Stars: Bill Murray, ie MacDowell, Robin Duke, Chris Elliott
Summary: A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again.
671 Gummo 1997  USA  DVD  Director: Harmony Korine
Stars: Wendall Carr, Charles Matthew Coatney, Bryant L. Crenshaw
Summary: Lonely residents of a tornado-stricken Ohio town wander the deserted landscape trying to fulfill their boring, nihilistic lives.
672 Gun Crazy (Deadly Is the Female) 1950  USA  DVD  Director: Joseph H Lewis
Stars: John Dall, Peggy Cummins, Berry Kroeger, Morris Carnovsky (
Summary: Since he was a child, Bart Tare has always loved guns. After leaving the army, his friends take him to a carnival, where he meets the perfect girl, Annie, a sharp-shooting sideshow performer who loves guns as much as he. The two run off and marry, but Annie isn't happy with their financial situation, so at her behest the couple begins a crosscountry string of daring robberies. Never one to use guns for killing, Bart is dragged down into oblivion by the greedy and violent nature of the woman he loves.
673 Guys and Dolls 1955  USA  DVD  Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Stars: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine
Summary: In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game.
674 Hairspray 1988  USA  DVD  Director: John Waters
Stars: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Josh Charles, Divine
Summary: A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.
675 Halloween 1978  USA  DVD  Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes
Summary: A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood escapes on a mindless rampage while his doctor chases him through the streets.
676 Happiness 1998  USA  DVD  Director: Todd Solondz
Stars: Jane Adams, Jon Lovitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dylan Baker
Summary: Three middle-class New Jersey sisters all have their problems with their families and sex lives.
677 Harold & Maude 1971  USA  DVD  Director: Hal Ashby
Stars: Harvey Brumfield, Eric Christmas, Bud Cort, Cyril Cusack
Summary: The self-destructive and needy wealthy teenager Harold is obsessed by death and spends his leisure time attending funerals, watching the demolishing of buildings, visiting junkyards, simulating suicides trying to get attention from his indifferent, snobbish and egocentric mother, having sessions with his psychologist. When Harold meets the anarchist seventy-nine-year-old Maude at a funeral, they become friends and the old lady discloses other perspectives of the cycle of life for him. Meanwhile, his mother enlists him in a dating service and tries to force Harold to join the army. On the day of Maude's eightieth birthday, Harold proposes to her but he finds the truth about life at the end of hers.
678 Harper 1966  USA  DVD  Director: Jack Smight
Stars: Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris, Arthur Hill
Summary: Lew Harper, a cool private investigator, is hired by a wealthy California matron to locate her kidnapped husband.
679 The Haunting 1963  USA  DVD  Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn
Summary: Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity. With him are the skeptical young Luke, who stands to inherit the house, the mysterious and clairvoyant Theodora and the insecure Eleanor, whose psychic abilities make her feel somehow attuned to whatever spirits inhabit the old mansion. As time goes by it becomes obvious that they have gotten more than they bargained for as the ghostly presence in the house manifests itself in horrific and deadly ways.
680 Head 1968  USA  DVD  Director: Bob Rafelson
Stars: William Bagdad, Timothy Carey, Carol Doda, Micky Dolenz
Summary: A plot-less collection of various musical encounters and adventures by the famous rock band 'The Monkees' which follows Davy, Peter, Mike and Mickey as they travel through an assortment of places in search of meaning.
681 Hearts and Minds 1974  USA  DVD  Director: Peter Davis
Stars: Georges Bidault, Clark Clifford, George Coker, Kay Dvorshock
Summary: This film recounts the history and attitudes of the opposing sides of the Vietnam War using archival news footage as well as their own film and interviews. A key theme is how attitudes of American racism and self-righteousness militarism helped create and prolong this bloody conflict. The film also endeaveors to give voice to the Vietnamese people themselves as to how the war has affected them and their reasons why they fight the United States and other western powers while showing the basic humanity of the people that US propaganda tried to dismiss.
682 Heat 1995  USA  DVD  Director: Michael Mann
Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight
Summary: A Los Angeles crime saga, 'Heat' focuses on the lives of two men on opposite sides of the law - one a detective, the other a thief.
683 Heathers 1989  USA  DVD  Director: Michael Lehmann
Stars: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Bill Cort
Summary: A girl who half-heartedly 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.
684 Heaven's Gate 1980  USA  DVD  Director: Michael Cimino
Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt, Sam Waterston
Summary: Michael Cimino's bleak anti-western based on events in 1890s Wyoming. Sheriff James Averill attempts to protect immigrant farmers from wealthy cattle interests, also clashes with a hired gun, Nathan Champion, over the woman they both love, Ella Watson. Both men find themselves questioning their roles in the furious conflict between wealthy landowners and European immigrants attempting to build new lives on the American frontier, which culminates in a brutal pitched battle.
685 Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2001  USA  DVD  Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Stars: Michael Aronov, Ermes Blarasin, Rob Campbell, Karen Hines
Summary: A transexual punk rock girl from East Berlin tours the US with her rock band as she tells her life story and follows the ex-boyfriend/bandmate who stole her songs.
686 Hellzapoppin' 1941  USA  DVD  Director: HC Potter
Summary: Ole and Chick are making a movie, but the director is not satisfied. So he brings them to a young writer, who outlines them an absurd story. They have to support Jeff and Kitty in setting up a musical revue in their garden and want to bring it up on Broadway. If Jeff is successful he can marry Kitty. But there is his rich friend Woody, who also loves Kitty, Chick's sister Betty, who's in love with a false Russian count, detective Quimby. They all make the thing very complicated for Ole and Chick. After some mistakes they think that Kitty isn't the right girl for Jeff and they start sabotaging the show, but the Broadway producer is impressed and signs the contract. That's the story the writer tells them. For this he's sued by the director.
687 Henry - Portrait of a Serial Killer 1986  USA  DVD  Director: John McNaughton
Stars: Michael Rooker
Summary: Based on the true life serial killer, Henry Lee Lucas.
688 Hester Street 1975  USA  DVD  Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Summary: Hester Street is a delightfully quaint film about the assimilation of Jewish immigrants in America in the late 1800s. Steven Keats is Jake, a self-made Yankee who has shaved his beard and side curls in favor of an updated look. An emigre from Russia, Jake's been living in New York's Lower East Side for five years, taking up with a new woman and earning enough money to support his dance hall ways. To his dismay, his wife, Gitl (played charmingly by Carol Kane), son, Yossele, join him from the Old World. Jake is embarrassed by his wife, who retains her religious ways, wearing the wigs and scarves that tradition dictates. In turn, Gitl is distraught over the changes in Jake, who insists on calling their son Joey and trying to modernize them both.
689 High Noon 1952  USA  DVD  Director: Fred Zinnemann
Stars: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly
Summary: A marshall, personally compelled to face a returning deadly enemy, finds that his own town refuses to help him.
690 The Hired Hand 1971  USA  DVD  Director: Peter Fonda
Summary: Harry Collings returns home to his farm after drifting with his friend, Arch. His wife, who had given up on him, reluctantly allows him to stay, soon believes that all will be well again. But then Harry has to make a difficult decision regarding his loyalties and priorities.
691 His Girl Friday 1940  USA  DVD  Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell
Summary: A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.
692 A History of Violence 2005  USA  DVD  Director: David Cronenberg
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt
Summary: Tom is a loving family man and well-respected citizen of a small Indiana town. But when two savage criminals show up at his diner, Tom is forced to take action and thwart the robbery attempt. Suddenly heralded as a hero who took the courage to stand up to crime, people look up to Tom as a man of high moral regard. But all that media attention has the likes of mobsters showing up at his doorstep, charging that Tom is someone else they've been looking for. Is it a case of mistaken identity or does Tom have a history that no one knows about? Either way, someone's about to find out if there's a history of violence.
693 The Honeymoon Killers 1970  USA  DVD  Director: Leonard Kastle
Summary: Based on the true story of Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck, who met through a lonely-hearts correspondence club, Ray is weedy, feral, untrustworthy, Martha is enormous, compulsive, needy. Together, they play out a horrifying scheme in which he lures lonely women out on dates and proposes marriage to them, with she pretending to be his sister. They take the women's savings and then murder them remorselessly. Dank, claustrophobic, weirdly engrossing, this movie never quite gives in to the comforts of conventional narrative. Francois Truffaut named it as his favorite American film.
694 The Hours and Times 1991  USA  DVD  Director: Christopher Munch
Summary: A fictionalized account of what may have happened when John Lennon and Brian Epstein went on holiday together to Spain in 1963.
695 The House of Wax 1953  USA  DVD  Director: Andre De Toth
Summary: A sculptor of wax figures for a museum is horrified when his partner proposes setting fire to the unpopular museum in order to collect the insurance money. As the wax figures melt amid the blaze, the two men have a fight. The sculptor is knocked out in the scuffle and left to 'perish' among the flames. He resurfaces many years later for the launch of his own wax museum. The opening coincides with the sudden disappearance of some dead bodies from the city morgue. His assistant begins to suspect his boss of foul play, especially after the deranged wizard of wax begins eyeing his assistant's lovely girlfriend's friend as a model for a waxed figure of Marie Antoinette.
696 Hud 1963  USA  DVD  Director: Martin Ritt
Stars: Paul Newman
Summary: Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and his stern and highly principled father, Homer. Hud's nephew Lon admires Hud's cheating ways, though he soon becomes aware of Hud's reckless amorality to bear him anymore. In the world of the takers and the taken, Hud is a winner. He's a cheat, but, he explains 'I always say the law was meant to be interpreted in a lenient manner.'
697 The Hustler 1961  USA  DVD  Director: Robert Rossen
Stars: Paul Newman
Summary: An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match.
698 I Walked With a Zombie 1943  USA  DVD  Director: Jacques Tourneur
Summary: A young Canadian nurse (Betsy) comes to the West Indies to care for Jessica, the wife of a plantation manager (Paul Holland). Jessica seems to be suffering from a kind of mental paralysis as a result of fever. When she falls in love with Paul, Betsy determines to cure Jessica even if she needs to use a voodoo ceremony, to give Paul what she thinks he wants.
699 I Was a Male War Bride 1949  USA  DVD  Director: Howard Hawks
Summary: Captain Henri Rochard is a French officer assigned to work with Lieut. Catherine Gates. Through a wacky series of misadventures, they fall in love and marry. When the war ends, Capt. Rochard tries to return to America with the other female war brides. Zany gender-confusing antics follow.
700 I'll Never Forget What's'isname 1967  USA  DVD  Director: Michael Winner
Summary: Advertising golden boy Andrew Quint is fed up with his fabulously successful life. In very dramatic fashion, he quits his job to return to writing for a small literary magazine. He wants to leave his former life behind, going as far as saying good-bye to his wife and mistresses. He finds, however, that it's not so easy to escape the past
701 The Ice Storm 1997  USA  DVD  Director: Ang Lee
Summary: 1973, suburban Connecticut: middle class families experimenting with casual sex, drink, etc., find their lives out of control.
702 In a Lonely Place 1950  USA  DVD  Director: Nicholas Ray
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid
Summary: Screenwriter Dixon Steele, faced with the odious task of scripting a trashy bestseller, has hat-check girl Mildred Atkinson tell him the story in her own words. Later that night, Mildred is murdered and Steele is a prime suspect, his record of belligerence when angry and his macabre sense of humor tell against him. Fortunately, lovely neighbor Laurel Gray gives him an alibi. Laurel proves to be just what Steele needed, their friendship ripens into love. Will suspicion, doubt, Steele's inner demons come between them?
703 In the Heat of the Night 1967  USA  DVD  Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant
Summary: An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.
704 Independence Day 1996  USA  DVD  Director: Roland Emmerich
Stars: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell
Summary: The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy. Fighting superior technology, Man's best weapon is the will to survive.
705 The Insider 1999  USA  DVD  Director: Michael Mann
Stars: Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora
Summary: A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a '60 Minutes' expose on Big Tobacco.
706 Intolerance 1916  USA  DVD  Director: DW Griffith
Stars: Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, F.A. Turner, Sam De Grasse
Summary: The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.
707 Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956  USA  DVD  Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan
Summary: A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.
708 The Iron Giant 1999  USA  DVD  Director: Brad Bird
Stars: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel
Summary: A boy makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.
709 It Happened One Night 1934  USA  DVD  Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns
Summary: Ellie Andrews has just tied the knot with society aviator King Westley when she is whisked away to her father's yacht and out of King's clutches. Ellie jumps ship and eventually winds up on a bus headed back to her husband. Reluctantly she must accept the help of out-of- work reporter Peter Warne. Actually, Warne doesn't give her any choice: either she sticks with him until he gets her back to her husband, or he'll blow the whistle on Ellie to her father. Either way, Peter gets what (he thinks!) he wants .... a really juicy newspaper story.
710 It's a Wonderful Life 1946  USA  DVD  Director: Frank Capra
Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell
Summary: An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would had been like if he never existed.
711 Jackie Brown 1997  USA  DVD  Director: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Tangie Ambrose, Michael Bowen, Robert De Niro, Bridget Fonda
Summary: A female flight attendant becomes a key figure in a plot between the police and an arms dealer.
712 Jaws 1975  USA  DVD  Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Susan Backlinie, John Bahr, Peter Benchley, Richard Dreyfuss
Summary: When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.
713 The Jerk 1979  USA  DVD  Director: Carl Reiner
Stars: Catlin Adams, Domingo Ambriz, Helena Carroll, Maurice Evans
Summary: A complete imbecile struggles to make it through life on his own, until a strange invention makes him unbelievably wealthy.
714 Jerry Maguire 1996  USA  DVD  Director: Cameron Crowe
Stars: Beau Bridges, Alice Marie Crowe, Roy Firestone, Glenn Frey
Summary: When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent with the only athlete who stays with him.
715 Johnny Guitar 1954  USA  DVD  Director: Nicholas Ray
Stars: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, Scott Brady
Summary: Vienna has built a saloon oustide of town, she hopes to build her own town once the railroad is put through, but the townsfolk want her gone. When four men hold up a stagecoach and kill a man the town officials, led by Emma Small, come to the saloon to grab four of Vienna's friends, the Dancin' Kid and his men. Vienna stands strong against them, is aided by the presence of an old acquaintance of hers, Johnny Guitar, who is not what he seems.
716 The Jungle Book 1967  USA  DVD  Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Stars: Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima, George Sanders
Summary: Inspired by Rudyard Kipling's 'Mowgli' story, The Jungle Book follows the ups and downs of the man-cub Mowgli as he makes his way back to the human village with wise panther Bagheera to escape ruthless tiger Shere Khan. Along the way, he meets unforgettable friends and foes including mad King Louie of the Apes, the hypnotic snake Kaa and the loveable, happy-go-lucky bear Baloo, who teaches Mowgli 'The Bare Necessities' of life and the true meaning of friendship.
717 Jurassic Park 1993  USA  DVD  Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough
Summary: Scientists clone dinosaurs to populate a theme park which suffers a major security breakdown and releases the dinosaurs.
718 The Karate Kid 1984  USA  DVD  Director: John G. Avildsen
Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove
Summary: A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting.
719 Keane 2004  USA  DVD  Director: Lodge Kerrigan
Stars: Damian Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Amy Ryan, Liza Colon-Zayas
Summary: A man in his early 30s (keane) struggles with the supposed loss of his daughter from port authority bus terminal in new york, while fighting serious battles with schizophrenia. we can never be sure if the loss is real or imaginary, or whether his overt interest in helping young girls is innocent and of a fatherly nature, or is of a darker, scarier motive. the film is about a search for family, belonging, the overwhelming need for human connection. it is a disturbing and thought provoking story about real characters dealing with every day life. keanes quest for his daughter and kiras (kira is a young girl he befriends)longing for a nuclear family is what connects them and the audience to a heartbreaking story...
720 Kids 1995  USA  DVD  Director: Larry Clark
Stars: Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chlo? Sevigny, Sarah Henderso
Summary: An amoral, HIV-positive skateboarder sets out to deflower as many virgins as possible while a local girl who contracted his disease tries to save his next target from her same fate.
721 Killer of Sheep 1977  USA  DVD  Director: Charles Burnett
Stars: Henry Gayle Sanders, Kaycee Moore
Summary: Stan works in drudgery at a slaughterhouse. His personal life is drab. Dissatisfaction and ennui keep him unresponsive to the needs of his adoring wife, he must struggle against influences which would dishonor and endanger him and his family.
722 The Killers 1946  USA  DVD  Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Claude Akins, Hall Brock, John Cassavetes, Virginia Christine
Summary: Hit men kill an unresisting victim, investigator Reardon uncovers his past involvement with beautiful, deadly Kitty Collins.
723 The Killing 1956  USA  DVD  Director: Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen
Summary: Crooks plan and execute a daring racetrack robbery.
724 Killing of a Chinese Bookie 1976  USA  DVD  Director: John Cassavetes
Stars: Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Seymour Cassel, Robert Phillips
Summary: A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.
725 King Kong 1933  USA  DVD  Director: Merian C Cooper, Ernest B Schroedsack
Stars: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher
Summary: A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star.
726 The King of Comedy 1983  USA  DVD  Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Diahnne Abbott, Richard Baratz, Sandra Bernhard, Lou Brown
Summary: Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin wants to achieve success in showbiz, by resorting to stalking his idol, a late night talk show host who craves his own privacy.
727 King of New York 1990  USA  DVD  Director: Abel Ferrara
Stars: Christopher Walken, David Caruso, Laurence Fishburne, Victor Argo
Summary: A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.
728 Kiss me deadly 1955  USA  DVD  Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Ralph Meeker
Summary: A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious 'great whatsit.'
729 Klute 1971  USA  DVD  Director: Alan J. Pakula
Stars: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Roy Scheider, Jean Stapleton
Summary: John Klute's friend has totally disappeared. The only clue a connection with a call girl, Bree Daniels. Klute taps her phone in order to gain evidence against her to blackmail her into helping him find his friend. While Klute searches, someone is stalking Bree.
730 Koyaanisqatsi 1982  USA  DVD  Director: Godfrey Reggio
Stars: Ted Koppel
Summary: A movie with no conventional plot: merely a collection of expertly photographed scenes. Subject matter has a highly environmental theme.
731 LA Confidential 1997  USA  DVD  Director: Curtis Hanson
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger
Summary: A shooting at an all night diner is investigated by three LA policemen in their own unique ways.
732 The Lady Eve 1941  USA  DVD  Director: Preston Sturges
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette
Summary: Returning from a year up the Amazon studying snakes, the rich but unsophisticated Charles Pike meets con-artist Jean Harrington on a ship. They fall in love, but a misunderstanding causes them to split on bad terms. To get back at him, Jean disguises herself as an English lady, comes back to tease and torment him.
733 Last Days 2005  USA  DVD  Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Michael Pitt, Lukas Haas, Asia Argento, Kim Gordon
Summary: Michael Pitt stars in a Seattle-set rock & roll drama as a musician whose life and career is reminiscent of Kurt Cobain's
734 The Last Movie 1971  USA  DVD  Director: Dennis Hopper
Stars: Julie Adams, Daniel Ades, Richmond L. Aguilar, John Alderman
Summary: A film shoot in Peru goes badly wrong when an actor is killed in a stunt, the unit wrangler, Kansas, decides to give up film-making and stay on in the village, shacking up with local prostitute Maria. But his dreams of an unspoiled existence are interrupted when the local priest asks him to help stop the villagers killing each other by re-enacting scenes from the film for real because they don't understand movie fakery...
735 The Last Picture Show 1971  USA  DVD  Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Stars: Sam Bottoms, Timothy Bottoms, Eileen Brennan, Jeff Bridges
Summary: The coming of age of a youth named Sonny in a small Texas town in the 1950s.
736 The Last Seduction 1994  USA  DVD  Director: John Dahl
Stars: Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg, Bill Pullman, Michael Raysses
Summary: Bridget Gregory has a lot going for her: she's beautiful, she's intelligent, she's married to a doctor. But all of this isn't enough, as her husband Clay finds out. After she persuaded him to sell medicinal cocaine to some drugdealers, she takes off with the money, almost a million dollars, goes undercover in a mid-American smalltown. Because Clay has to pay off a loan shark who'll otherwise damage him severely, he keeps sending detectives after her, trying to retrieve the money. When Bridget meets Mike Swale, a naive local who is blinded by her beauty and directness, she devises an elaborate, almost diabolical scheme to get rid of Clay once and for all.
737 Laura 1944  USA  DVD  Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price
Summary: Detective Mark McPherson investigates the killing of Laura, found dead on her apartment floor before the movie starts. McPherson builds a mental picture of the dead girl from the suspects whom he interviews. He is helped by the striking painting of the late lamented Laura hanging on her apartment wall. But who would have wanted to kill a girl with whom every man she met seemed to fall in love? To make matters worse, McPherson finds himself falling under her spell too. Then one night, halfway through his investigations, something seriously bizarre happens to make him re-think the whole case.
738 Leaving Las Vegas 1995  USA  DVD  Director: Mike Figgis
Stars: Kim Adams, Graham Beckel, Shashi Bhatia, Nicolas Cage
Summary: Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
739 Light Sleeper 1992  USA  DVD  Director: Paul Schrader
Stars: Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon, Dana Delany, David Clennon
Summary: A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being and his effectiveness at his job. Meanwhile someone is killing women in apparently drug-related incidents.
740 Limelight 1952  USA  DVD  Director: Charlie Chaplin
Stars: Chaplin, Claire Bloom
Summary: A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find meaning and hope in their lives.
741 The Limey 1999  USA  DVD  Director: Steven Soderbergh
Stars: Terence Stamp, Lesley Ann Warren, Luis Guzman, Barry Newman
Summary: An extremely volatile and dangerous Englishman goes to Los Angeles to find the man he considers responsible for his daughter's death.
742 Liquid Sky 1982  USA  DVD  Director: Slava Tsukerman
Stars: Anne Carlisle, Paula E. Sheppard, Susan Doukas, Otto von Wernherr
Summary: Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual nymphomaniac lover, a fashion model. The aliens soon find the human pheromones created in the brain during orgasm preferable to heroin, the model's casual sex partners begin to disappear. This increasingly bizarre scenario is observed by a lonely woman in the building across the street, a German scientist who is following the aliens, an equally androgynous, drug-addicted male model. (Both models are played by Anne Carlisle, in a dual role.) Darkly funny and thoroughly weird.
743 Little Big Man 1970  USA  DVD  Director: Arthur Penn
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam
Summary: Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.
744 Little Caesar 1931  USA  DVD  Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glenda Farrell
Summary: Rico joins Sam Vettori's gang. He replaces Sam as leader, pushes rival gang leader Arnie Lorch out of town, then goes after the job of next-higher-up Pete Montana. He accepts when 'Big Boy' offers him that prize but his sights are set higher still. They are also cast on his best friend Joe's girl Olga.
745 Logan's Run 1976  USA  DVD  Director: Michael Anderson
Stars: Michael York
Summary: Logan, a Sandman (police assassin), is forced to search for 'Sanctuary' - a place to which people have apparently escaped from the sealed city of the future in which he lives. Jessica is caught up along the way and becomes his companion fugitive as they are both pursued by Francis, a fellow Sandman. Sanctuary is not what they expect.
746 Lonely Are the Brave 1962  USA  DVD  Director: David Miller
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau, Michael Kane
Summary: In order to free his best friend Bondi, Jack Burns lets himself be imprisoned only to find out that Bondi does not want to escape. Thus Burns breaks out on his own and is afterwards being chased by sheriff Johnson with helicopters and jeeps.
747 The Long Goodbye 1973  USA  DVD  Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Elliott Gould, Nina Van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Robert Altman
Summary: Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.
748 Lost in Translation 2003  USA  DVD  Director: Sofia Coppola
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray
Summary: A movie star with a sense of emptiness, a neglected newlywed meet up as strangers in Tokyo and form an unlikely bond.
749 The Lost World 1925  USA  DVD  Director: Harry O Hoyt
Stars: Bessie Love, Lewis Stone, Wallace Beery, Lloyd Hughes
Summary: The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.
750 The Magnificent Seven 1960  USA  DVD  Director: John Sturges
Stars: Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson
Summary: An oppressed Mexican peasant village assembles seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.
751 Magnolia 1999  USA  DVD  Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Julianne Moore, William H. Macy, John C. Reilly, Tom Cruise
Summary: An epic mosaic of several interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
752 Mallrats 1995  USA  DVD  Director: Kevin Smith
Stars: Shannen Doherty, Jeremy London, Jason Lee, Claire Forlani
Summary: Both dumped by their girlfriends, two best friends seek refuge in the local mall.
753 The Maltese Falcon 1941  USA  DVD  Director: John Huston
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre
Summary: A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, their quest for a priceless statuette.
754 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962  USA  DVD  Director: John Ford
Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin
Summary: A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.
755 The Man With the Golden Arm 1955  USA  DVD  Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak, Arnold Stang
Summary: Strung-out junkie deals with daily demoralizing drug addiction while crippled wife and card sharks continue to pull him down.
756 The Man With Two Brains 1983  USA  DVD  Director: Carl Reiner
Stars: teve Martin, Kathleen Turner, David Warner, Paul Benedict
Summary: Steve Martin comedy about brain transplantation.
757 The Manchurian Candidate 1962  USA  DVD  Director: John Frankenheimer
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury
Summary: A former Korean War POW is brainwashed by Communists into becoming a political assassin. But another former prisoner may know how to save him.
758 Marathon Man 1976  USA  DVD  Director: John Schlesinger
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, Robert Evans
Summary: A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, a rogue government agent.
759 MASH 1970  USA  DVD  Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman
Summary: The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and hijinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.
760 Matewan 1987  USA  DVD  Director: John Sayles
Stars: Jace Alexander, Tom Carlin, Gordon Clapp, Chris Coope
Summary: A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company.
761 The Matrix 1999  USA  DVD  Director: Larry and Andy Wachowski
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss Hugo Weaving,
Summary: A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against the controllers of it.
762 McCabe & Mrs Miller 1971  USA  DVD  Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois, William Devane
Summary: Set in winter in the Old West. Charismatic but dumb John McCabe arrives in a young Pacific Northwest town to set up a whorehouse/tavern. The shrewd Mrs. Miller, a professional madam, arrives soon after construction begins. She offers to use her experience to help McCabe run his business, while sharing in the profits. The whorehouse thrives and McCabe and Mrs. Miller draw closer, despite their conflicting intelligences and philosophies. Soon, however, the mining deposits in the town attract the attention of a major corporation, which wants to buy out McCabe along with the rest. He refuses, his decision has major repercussions for him, Mrs. Miller, the town.
763 Me And You And Everyone We Know 2005  USA  DVD  Director: Miranda July
Stars: Kelsey Chapman, Hector Elias, Amy French, Ellen Geer
Summary: A lonely shoe salesman and an eccentric performance artist struggle to connect in this unique take on contemporary life.
764 Mean Girls 2004  USA  DVD  Director: Mark Waters
Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey
Summary: Cady Heron (Lohan) is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels (Bennett), the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George (McAdams).
765 Mean Streets 1973  USA  DVD  Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert DeNiro, Harvey Keitel, David Carradine, Robert Carradine
Summary: A small-time hood struggles to succeed on the 'mean streets' of Little Italy.
766 Meet Me in St Louis 1944  USA  DVD  Director: Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer
Summary: In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.
767 Meet the Parents 2000  USA  DVD  Director: Jay Roach
Stars: Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner
Summary: Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare.
768 Memento 2000  USA  DVD  Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano
Summary: A man, suffering from short-term memory loss, uses notes and tattoos to hunt down his wife's killer.
769 Men in Black 1997  USA  DVD  Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio
Summary: Two men who keep an eye on aliens in New York City must try to save the world after the aliens threaten to blow it up.
770 Metropolitan 1990  USA  DVD  Director: Whit Stillman
Stars: Carolyn Farina, Edward Clements, Chris Eigeman, Taylor Nichols
Summary: A group of young upper-class Manhattanites are blithely passing through the gala debutante season, when an unusual outsider joins them and stirs them up.
771 Midnight Cowboy 1969  USA  DVD  Director: John Schlesinger
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver
Summary: A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
772 Midnight Run 1988  USA  DVD  Director: Martin Brest
Stars: Charles Grodin, Robert De Niro, Danielle DuClos, Dennis Farina
Summary: An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, the Mafia after jumping bail.
773 Mikey and Nicky 1976  USA  DVD  Director: Elaine May
Stars: Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Ned Beatty, Rose Arrick
Summary: Nicky (Cassavetes) has embezzled a fortune from his Mafia bosses and is on the run. Nicky's only friend, Mikey (Falk) tries to help him escape, or will he lead him into a trap? Shot in a gritty, improvisational style, Mikey & Nicky is one of the most original and riveting crime films of the 1970s.
774 Mildred Pierce 1945  USA  DVD  Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden
Summary: After her cheating husband leaves her, Mildred Pierce proves she can become independent and successful, but can't win the approval of her spoiled daughter.
775 Miller's Crossing 1990  USA  DVD  Director: Joel Coen
Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, John Turturro, Marcia Gay Harden
Summary: Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.
776 Million Dollar Baby 2004  USA  DVD  Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Clint Eastwood, Bruce MacVittie
Summary: A hardened trainer/manager works with a determined woman in her attempt to establish herself as a boxer.
777 The Misfits 1961  USA  DVD  Director: John Huston
Stars: James Barton, Peggy Barton, Rex Bell, Ryall Bowker
Summary: A sexy divorcee falls for an over-the-hill cowboy who is struggling to maintain his romantically independent lifestyle in early-sixties Nevada.
778 Modern Times 1936  USA  DVD  Director: Charlie Chaplin
Stars: Richard Alexander, Henry Bergman, Stanley Blystone, Chester Conklin
Summary: The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.
779 Mulholland Dr 2001  USA  DVD  Director: David Lynch
Stars: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Ann Miller
Summary: The long, dwindling road known as Mullholland Drive, an amnesiac, a lethally twisted mystery are some of the elements in the story of this David Lynch masterpiece.
780 My Architect 2003  USA  DVD  Director: Nathaniel Kahn
Stars: Edmund Bacon, Edwina Pattison Daniels, B.V. Doshi, Frank O. Gehry
Summary: Director Nathaniel Kahn searches to understand his father, noted architect Louis Kahn, who died bankrupt and alone in 1974.
781 My Darling Clementine 1946  USA  DVD  Director: John Ford
Stars: Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Cathy Downs
Summary: A Western retelling the tale of the Shoot-out at the OK Corral.
782 My Dinner With Andre 1981  USA  DVD  Director: Louis Malle
Stars: Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Jean Lenauer, Roy Butler
Summary: Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant. Gregory, a theater director from New York, is the more talkative of the pair. He relates to Shawn his tales of dropping out, traveling around the world, experiencing the variety of ways people live, such as a monk who could balance his entire weight on his fingertips. Shawn listens avidly, but questions the value of Gregory's seeming abandonment of the pragmatic aspects of life.
783 My Fair Lady 1964  USA  DVD  Director: George Cukor
Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, Cecil Beaton
Summary: A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
784 The Naked Gun 1988  USA  DVD  Director: David Zucker
Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, Ricardo Montalban, George Kennedy
Summary: Incompetent cop Frank Drebbin has to foil an attempt to assasinate Queen Elizabeth II.
785 Nanook of the North 1922  USA  DVD  Director: Robert J Flaherty
Stars: Allakariallak, Nyla, Cunayou, Allee
Summary: Documents one year in the life of Nanook, an Eskimo (Inuit) and his family. Describes the trading, hunting, fishing and migrations of a group barely touched by industrial technology. Nanook of the North was widely shown and praised as the first full-length, anthropological documentary in cinematographic history.
786 Nashville 1975  USA  DVD  Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Keith Carradine, Karen Black, Ronee Blakley, Shelley Duvall
Summary: Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated individuals prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed.
787 Near Dark 1987  USA  DVD  Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Stars: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton
Summary: A young man reluctantly joins a travelling 'family' of evil vampires, when the girl he'd tried to seduce is part of that group.
788 A Night at the Opera 1935  USA  DVD  Director: Sam Wood, Edmund Goulding
Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kitty Carlisle
Summary: A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.
789 The Night of the Hunter 1955  USA  DVD  Director: Charles Laughton
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason
Summary: A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.
790 Night of the Living Dead 1968  USA  DVD  Director: George A Romero
Stars: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman
Summary: A group of people hide from bloodthirsty zombies in a farmhouse.
791 Nightmare Alley 1947  USA  DVD  Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray, Helen Walker
Summary: Stanton Carlisle is an ambitious carnie who plays scams alongside phony mentalist Zeena and her alcoholic husband Pete, working the crowd as Zeena pretends to read their minds. But Stan has no intention of staying with the carnival, he has his heart set on an upscale night club act.
792 A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984  USA  DVD  Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, John Saxon
Summary: In the dreams of his victims, a specteral child murderer stalks the children of the members of the lynch mob that killed him.
793 Ninotchka 1939  USA  DVD  Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire, Bela Lugosi
Summary: A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest.
794 The Ninth Configuration 1980  USA  DVD  Director: William Peter Blatty
Stars: Tom Atkins, Neville Brand, George DiCenzo, Ed Flanders
Summary: A new commanding officer arrives at a remote castle serving as an insane asylum for crazy and AWOL U.S. Army soldiers where he attempts to rehabilitate them by allowing them to live out their crazy fantasies while combating his own long-suppressed insanity.
795 El Norte 1983  USA  DVD  Director: Gregory Nava
Stars: Zaide Silvia Gutierrez, David Villalpando, Ernesto Gomez Cruz
Summary: Mayan Indian peasants, tired of being thought of as nothing more than 'brazos fuertes' ('strong arms', i.e., manual laborers) and organizing in an effort to improve their lot in life, are discovered by the Guatemalan army. After the army destroys their village and family, a brother and sister, teenagers who just barely escaped the massacre, decide they must flee to 'El Norte' ('the North', i.e., the USA). After receiving clandestine help from friends and humorous advice from a veteran immigrant on strategies for traveling through Mexico, they make their way by truck, bus and other means to Los Angeles, where they try to make a new life as young, uneducated, illegal immigrants.
796 North by Northwest 1959  USA  DVD  Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason
Summary: An advertising executive is mistaken for a spy and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.
797 Notorious 1946  USA  DVD  Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Fay Baker, Charles D. Brown
Summary: A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?
798 Now, Voyager 1942  USA  DVD  Director: Irving Rapper
Stars: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper
Summary: Boston spinster blossoms under therapy and finds impossible romance.
799 Ocean's Eleven 2001  USA  DVD  Director: Steven Soderbergh
Stars: George Clooney, Cecelia Ann Birt, Paul L. Nolan, Carol Florence
Summary: A band of soldier friends from the 82nd airborne regroup 15 years later to rob millions of dollars from five Las Vegas casinos. When one of the eleven's future step-father learns who pulled the job, the crew must find a way to smuggle the loot out of town before their payoff is cut in half.
800 Office Space 1999  USA  DVD  Director: Mike Judge
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Diedrich Bader, Gary Cole, Todd Duffey
Summary: Comedic tale of company workers who hate their jobs and decide to rebel against their greedy boss.
801 On the Town 1949  USA  DVD  Director: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Stars: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller, Jules Munshin
Summary: Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up
802 On the Waterfront 1954  USA  DVD  Director: Elia Kazan
Stars: Marlon Brando, Rod Steiger
Summary: An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses
803 Once Upon a Time in America 1984  USA  DVD  Director: Sergio Leone
Stars: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Tuesday Weld
Summary: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to Brooklyn over 30 years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
804 One Eyed Jacks 1961  USA  DVD  Director: Marlon Brando
Stars: Marlon Brando, Philip Ahn, Timothy Carey, Miriam Colon
Summary: Running from the law after a bank robbery in Mexico, Dad Longworth finds an opportunity to take the stolen gold and leave his partner Rio to be captured. Years later, Rio escapes from the prison where he has been since, hunts down Dad for revenge. Dad is now a respectable sheriff in California, has been living in fear of Rio's return.
805 One False Move 1992  USA  DVD  Director: Carl Franklin
Stars: Bill Paxton, Cynda Williams, Billy Bob Thornton, Michael Beach
Summary: With the assistance of two Los Angeles Police Department detectives, Star City, Arkansas Police Chief Dale 'Hurricane' Dixon prepares to take on several criminals heading to his small town after a crime-filled road trip from California.
806 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975  USA  DVD  Director: Milos Forman
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, William Redfield
Summary: Upon arrival at a mental institution, a brash rebel rallies the patients together to take on the oppressive Nurse Ratched, a woman more a dictator than a nurse.
807 The Others 2001  USA  DVD  Director: Alejandro Amenabar
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Fionnula Flanagan
Summary: A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted.
808 Out of Sight 1998  USA  DVD  Director: Steven Soderbergh
Stars: George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Jim Robinson, Mike Malone
Summary: A career bank robber breaks out of jail and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a US Marshall he has kidnapped.
809 Out of the Past (AKA Build My Gallows High) 1947  USA  DVD  Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming
Summary: Jeff Bailey, small-town gas pumper, has his mysterious past catch up with him one day when he's ordered to meet with gambler Whit Sterling. En route to the meeting, he tells girlfriend Ann his story. Flashback: Once, Jeff was a private eye hired by Sterling to find his mistress Kathie who shot Whit and absconded with $40,000. He traces her to Acapulco...where the delectable Kathie makes Jeff forget all about Sterling... Back in the present, Whit's new job for Jeff is clearly a trap, but Jeff's precautions only leave him more tightly enmeshed...
810 The Outlaw Josey Wales 1976  USA  DVD  Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eastwood, George, Locke
Summary: A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.
811 The Outsiders 1983  USA  DVD  Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise,
Summary: When two poor greasers, Johnny, Ponyboy are assaulted by a vicious gang, the socs, Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.
812 The Parallax View 1974  USA  DVD  Director: Alan J. Pakula
Stars: Warren Beatty, Hume Cronyn
Summary: An ambitious reporter gets in way-over-his-head trouble while investigating a senator's assassination which leads to a vast conspiracy involving a multinational corporation behind every event in the worlds headlines.
813 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid 1973  USA  DVD  Director: Sam Peckinpah
Stars: James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan, Richard Jaeckel
Summary: An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.
814 The Philadelphia Story 1940  USA  DVD  Director: George Cukor
Stars: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey
Summary: When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.
815 Pi 1998  USA  DVD  Director: Darren Aronofsky
Summary: A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.
816 Pink Flamingos 1972  USA  DVD  Director: John Waters
Stars: Nancy Crystal, Divine, Pat Lefaiver, David Lochary
Summary: Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against Connie & Raymond Marble, a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as 'The Filthiest Person Alive'.
817 Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of the Black Pearl 2003  USA  DVD  Director: Gore Verbinski
Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley
Summary: Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate 'Captain' Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.
818 Planet of the Apes 1968  USA  DVD  Director: Franklin Schaeffner
Stars: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans
Summary: An astronaut crew crash lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, humans are the oppressed and enslaved.
819 Platoon 1986  USA  DVD  Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Keith David, Johnny Depp
Summary: A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
820 Play It Again, Sam 1972  USA  DVD  Director: Herbert Ross
Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Jerry Lacy
Summary: A neurotic film critic tries to get over his wife leaving him by dating again, much by the help of a married couple and his alter ego, Humphrey Bogart.
821 The Player 1992  USA  DVD  Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg
Summary: A studio executive is being blackmailed by a writer whose script he rejected but which one? Loaded with Hollywood insider jokes.
822 Point Blank 1967  USA  DVD  Director: John Boorman
Stars: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Keenan Wynn, Carroll O'Connor
Summary: Point Blank is an expertly made, fast-moving film, based on the theme of the individual pitted against the large, impersonal organization. Here the central character is an old-fashioned loner of a gunman (Lee Marvin) embroiled with a large-scale, corporate criminal operation behind a respectable-looking 'front'. Without delving into psychology or motivation, the film places emphasis on action and surface appearances, superbly capturing the glossy, depersonalized feel of a 1967 Los Angeles--a nightmare landscape of concrete, glass and coiling freeways
823 Point Break 1991  USA  DVD  Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Stars: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Matt Archbold, Sedrick J. Azurdia
Summary: An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of bank robbers who may be surfers.
824 Poltergeist 1982  USA  DVD  Director: Tobe Hooper
Stars: Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne
Summary: A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts.
825 The Postman Always Rings Twice 1946  USA  DVD  Director: Tay Garnett
Stars: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Julie Garfield, Ellen Adler
Summary: A married woman and a drifter fall in love, then plot to murder her husband... but even once the deed is done, they must live with the consequences of their actions.
826 Predator 1987  USA  DVD  Director: John McTiernan
Stars: R.G. Armstrong, Elpidia Carrillo, Richard Chaves, John Rhys-Davies
Summary: A team of commandos, on a mission in a Central American jungle, find themselves hunted by an extra-terrestrial warrior.
827 Pretty in Pink 1986  USA  DVD  Director: Howard Deutch
Stars: Molly Ringwald, Harry Dean Stanton, Jon Cryer, Annie Potts
Summary: A girl from the wrong side of the tracks, a geeky new-waver who worships her, a rich High School Hunk who has her eye, John Hughes.
828 The Princess Bride 1987  USA  DVD  Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest
Summary: A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather).
829 The Producers 1968  USA  DVD  Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Christopher Hewett, William Hickey
Summary: Producers Max Bialystock (Mostel) and Leo Bloom (Wilder) make money by producing a sure-fire flop.
830 Psycho 1960  USA  DVD  Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin
Summary: A young woman steals $40,000 from her employer's client, subsequently encounters a young motel proprietor too long under the domination of his mother.
831 The Public Enemy 1931  USA  DVD  Director: William A Wellman
Stars: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy
Summary: A young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster's accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war.
832 Pulp Fiction 1994  USA  DVD  Director: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Steve Buscemi, Paul Calderon, Bronagh Gallagher
Summary: The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
833 Pumping Iron 1977  USA  DVD  Director: George Butler, Robert Fiore
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, Matty Ferrigno, Victoria Ferrigno
Summary: From Gold's Gym in Venice Beach California to the showdown in Pretoria, amateur and professional bodybuilders prepare for the 1975 Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe contests in this part-scripted, part-documentary film. Five-time champion Arnold Schwarzenegger defends his Mr. Olympia title against Serge Nubret and the shy young deaf Lou Ferrigno, whose father is his coach, the ruthless champ psyches out the young lion. Sardinian Franco Columbu competes in the lightweight class, at home in Italy he solves a tight parking problem by lifting the car into place. Joe Weider is the marketer, Mike Katz and Ken Waller go for the title of Mr. Universe. Bodybuilding and a celebrity-to-be go mainstream.
834 Purple Rain 1984  USA  DVD  Director: Albert Magnoli
Stars: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos
Summary: A young man with a talent for music has begun a career with much promise. He meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs. A complicated tale of his repeating his father's self destructive behavior, losing Apollonia to another singer (Morris Day), his coming to grips with his own connection to other people ensues.
835 Quiz Show 1994  USA  DVD  Director: Robert Redford
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, John Turturro, Rob Morrow, Paul Scofield
Summary: Dick Goodwin discovers game shows are fixed: pretty boy WASP Charles Van Doren is fed answers so he beats geeky Jew Herbie Stempel.
836 Raging Bull 1980  USA  DVD  Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci
Summary: A biographical film about the middleweight champ, the physically tough, but emotionally self-destructive Jake LaMotta.
837 Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981  USA  DVD  Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Karen Allen, Ishaq Bux, Anthony Chinn, John Rhys-Davies
Summary: The year is 1936. A professor who studies archeology named Inidana Jones is venturing in the jungles in South America searching for a golden statue. Unfortunately, he sets off a deadly trap doing so, miraculously, he escapes. Then, Jones hears from a museum curator named Marcus Brody about a biblical artifact called The Ark of the Covenant, which can hold the key to humanly existence. Jones has to venture to vast places such as Nepal and Egypt to find this artifact. However, he will have to fight his enemy Renee Belloq and a band of Nazis in order to reach it.
838 Rancho Notorious 1952  USA  DVD  Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Arthur Kennedy
Summary: A western based on the story 'Gunsight Whitman' by Silvia Richards. Vern Haskell, a nice rancher, seeks out to revenge his fiance's death when she is killed during a robbery. His revenge leads him to Chuck-a-luck, Altar Keane's ranch set up to hide criminals, he finds more than he bargains for.
839 Re-Animator 1985  USA  DVD  Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale
Summary: A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.
840 Rear Window 1954  USA  DVD  Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: James Stewart
Summary: A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
841 Rebecca 1940  USA  DVD  Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson, George Sanders
Summary: When a naive young woman marries a rich widower and settles in his gigantic mansion, she finds the memory of the first wife maintaining a grip on her husband and the servants.
842 Rebel Without a Cause 1955  USA  DVD  Director: Nicholas Ray
Stars: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus
Summary: A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.
843 Red Rock West 1992  USA  DVD  Director: John Dahl
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Craig Reay, Vance Johnson, Robert Apel
Summary: When a promised job for Texan Michael fails to materialise in Wyoming, Mike is mistaken by Wayne to be the hitman he hired to kill his unfaithful wife, Suzanne. Mike takes full advantage of the situation, collects the money and runs. During his getaway, things go wrong, soon get worse when he runs into the real hitman, Lyle.
844 Repo Man 1984  USA  DVD  Director: Alex Cox
Stars: Jennifer Balgobin, Olivia Barash, Susan Barnes, Emilio Estevez
Summary: Young punk Otto becomes a repo man after helping to steal a car, stumbles into a world of wackiness as a result.
845 Requiem for a Dream 2000  USA  DVD  Director: Darren Aronofsky
Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans
Summary: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control.
846 Reservoir Dogs 1992  USA  DVD  Director: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Kirk Baltz, Randy Brooks, Edward Bunker, Steve Buscemi
Summary: After a simple jewelery heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.
847 Ride the High Country 1962  USA  DVD  Director: Sam Peckinpah
Stars: John Anderson, R.G. Armstrong, Edgar Buchanan, John Davis Chandler, James Drury
Summary: An ex-lawman is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.
848 The Right Stuff 1983  USA  DVD  Director: Philip Kaufman
Stars: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid
Summary: The original US Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.
849 Rio Bravo 1959  USA  DVD  Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson
Summary: A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy.
850 Risky Business 1983  USA  DVD  Director: Paul Brickman
Stars: Tom Cruise
Summary: A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand.
851 River's Edge 1986  USA  DVD  Director: Tim Hunter
Stars: Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye, Daniel Roebuck
Summary: A high school slacker kills his girlfriend and shows off her dead body to their friends. However, the friends' reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself.
852 Robocop 1987  USA  DVD  Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox
Summary: In a dystopic & crime ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg with submerged memories haunting him.
853 Rock'n'Roll High School 1979  USA  DVD  Director: Allan Arkush
Stars: P.J. Soles, Vincent Van Patten, Clint Howard, Dey Young
Summary: A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration.
854 Roger & Me 1989  USA  DVD  Director: Michael Moore
Stars: James Bond, Pat Boone, Anita Bryant, Karen Edgely
Summary: Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing.
855 Roman Holiday 1953  USA  DVD  Director: William Wyler
Stars: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power
Summary: A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.
856 Rosemary's Baby 1968  USA  DVD  Director: Roman Polanski
Stars: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer
Summary: A young couple move into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins controlling her life.
857 Rumble Fish 1983  USA  DVD  Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Dennis Hopper
Summary: Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.
858 Running on Empty 1988  USA  DVD  Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Christine Lahti, River Phoenix, Judd Hirsch, Jonas Abry
Summary: The eldest son of a fugitive family comes of age and wants to live a life of his own.
859 Rushmore 1998  USA  DVD  Director: Wes Anderson
Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams
Summary: The king of Rushmore prep school is put on academic probation.
860 Sabrina Fair 1954  USA  DVD  Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, William Holden, Ellen Corby
Summary: A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur. But it's his more serious brother who would be the better man for her.
861 Saturday Night Fever 1977  USA  DVD  Director: John Badham
Stars: John Travolta, Karen Gorney, Barry Miller
Summary: A Brooklyn youth feels his only chance to get somewhere is as the king of the disco floor
862 Saving Private Ryan 1998  USA  DVD  Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper
Summary: Based on a World War II drama. US soldiers try to save their comrade, paratrooper Private Ryan, who's stationed behind enemy lines
863 Scarface 1983  USA  DVD  Director: Brian De Palma
Stars: Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Summary: In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug empire while succumbing to greed. (Cartel not Mafia)
864 Scorpio Rising 1964  USA  DVD  Director: Kenneth Anger
Summary: An army of gay/nazi bikers make their engines roar and ride the way to pain/pleasure as sexual and sadistic symbols are intercut into the dazing chaos and rhythmic experiences of this underground film by cult director Anger.
865 Scream 1996  USA  DVD  Director: Wes Craven
Stars: David Arquette, Drew Barrymore, Lisa Beach, David Booth
Summary: A psychopathic serial killer is stalking a group of teens just like in the movies!
866 Se7en 1995  USA  DVD  Director: David Fincher
Stars: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, R. Lee Ermey
Summary: Police drama about two cops, one new and one about to retire, after a serial killer using the seven deadly sins as his MO.
867 The Searchers 1956  USA  DVD  Director: John Ford
Stars: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond
Summary: As a Civil War veteran spends years searching for a young niece captured by Indians, his motivation becomes increasingly questionable.
868 Serial Mom 1994  USA  DVD  Director: John Waters
Stars: Kathleen Turner
Summary: A sweet mother takes a little too much at heart for the defence of her family.
869 The Set-Up 1949  USA  DVD  Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias, Alan Baxter
Summary: Against all odds, a worn down fading boxer, painstakingly clashes against his driven opponent, firmly refusing to accept the hearsay of a washed up career.
870 Sex, Lies and Videotape 1989  USA  DVD  Director: Steven Soderbergh
Stars: James Spader, ie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, Laura San Giacomo
Summary: A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.
871 Shadows 1959  USA  DVD  Director: John Cassavete
Stars: Jack Ackerman, Tom Allen, Cliff Carnell, Ben Carruthers
Summary: Cassavetes' jazz-scored improvisational film explores interracial friendships and relationships in Beat-Era (1950s) New York City.
872 Shaft 1971  USA  DVD  Director: Gordon Parks
Stars: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi, Christopher St. John
Summary: Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.
873 Shane 1953  USA  DVD  Director: George Stevens
Stars: Alan Ladd
Summary: A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.
874 The Shawshank Redemption 1994  USA  DVD  Director: Frank Darabont
Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bill Bolender, Larry Brandenburg
Summary: Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
875 She's Gotta Have It 1986  USA  DVD  Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Gerard Brown, Cheryl Burr, Renata Cobbs, Stephanie Covington
Summary: Story of a woman and her three lovers.
876 The Shining 1980  USA  DVD  Director: Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers
Summary: A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
877 Shock Corridor 1963  USA  DVD  Director: Samuel Fuller
Stars: Peter Breck, Constance Towers, Gene Evans, James Best
Summary: Bent on winning a Pulitzer Prize, a journalist commits himself to a mental institution to solve a strange and unclear murder.
878 Short Cuts 1993  USA  DVD  Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Andie MacDowell, Robert Downey, Jr., Julianne Moore
Summary: The everyday lives of a number of Los Angeles residents are the subject of this loosely-knitted collection of short stories.
879 Shrek 2001  USA  DVD  Director: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson
Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow
Summary: An ogre, in order to regain his swamp, travels along with an annoying donkey in order to bring a princess to a scheming lord, wishing himself King.
880 Sideways 2004  USA  DVD  Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh
Summary: Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment, embark on a week long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle.
881 The Silence of the Lambs 1991  USA  DVD  Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Anthony Heald
Summary: A young FBI cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.
882 Silent Running 1972  USA  DVD  Director: Douglas Trumbull
Stars: Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin, Jesse Vint
Summary: The loner crew member of a spaceship harbouring Earth's last nature reserves goes renegade when he is instructed to jettison his beloved forests and return home. Accompanied only by three robots, he ponders the fate of his last pocket of nature and the murders of his fellow crew members in this far-looking speculative film.
883 Silkwood 1983  USA  DVD  Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson
Summary: The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.
884 Singin' in the Rain 1952  USA  DVD  Director: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Stars: Cyd Charisse, Mae Clarke, Harry Cody, Douglas Fowley
Summary: A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.
885 The Sixth Sense 1999  USA  DVD  Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment
Summary: A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.
886 Slacker 1991  USA  DVD  Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Brecht Andersch, Rudy Basquez, Bob Boyd, Jean Caffeine
Summary: Presents a day in the life in Austin, Texas among its social outcasts and misfits, predominantly the twenty-something set, using a series of linear vignettes. These characters, who in some manner just don't fit into the establishment norms, move seamlessly from one scene to the next, randomly coming and going into one another's lives. Highlights include a UFO buff who adamantly insists that the U.S. has been on the moon since the 1950s, a woman who produces a glass slide purportedly of Madonna's pap smear, an old anarchist who sympathetically shares his philosophy of life with a robber.
887 Sleepy Hollow 1999  USA  DVD  Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon
Summary: Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.
888 Slums of Beverly Hills 1998  USA  DVD  Director: Tamara Jenkins
Stars: Natasha Lyonne, Alan Arkin, Bryna Weiss, Marisa Tomei
Summary: This semiautobiographical story follows a lower-middle-class teenager (Lyonne) and her neurotic family in 1976 Tinseltown.
889 Snow White and the Seven Dwarves 1937  USA  DVD  Director: David Hand
Stars: Roy Atwell, Stuart Buchanan, Adriana Caselotti, Marge Champion
Summary: Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs, the queen feeds her a poison apple, but Prince Charming awakens her with a kiss.
890 Some Like it Hot 1959  USA  DVD  Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft
Summary: When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.
891 South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut 1999  USA  DVD  Director: Trey Parker
Stars: Deb Adair, Mary Kay Bergman, Franchesca Clifford, George Clooney
Summary: When the four boys see an R-rated movie featuring Canadians Terrance & Phillip, they are pronounced 'corrupted', their parents pressure the United States to wage war against Canada.
892 Soylent Green 1973  USA  DVD  Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Charlton Heston
Summary: In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff.
893 Spanking the Monkey 1994  USA  DVD  Director: David O. Russell
Stars: Jeremy Davies, Elizabeth Newett, Benjamin Hendrickson, Alberta Watson
Summary: Raymond Aibelli is a promising medical student ready to begin a prestigious summer internship. But Susan, his mother, is immobilized by a broken leg, his father Tom, a travelling salesman, makes Raymond stay home and take care of his mother, an attractive though unhappy woman. His mother's condition leads them to a degree of immediate physical contact which Raymond finds disturbing. He soon meets Toni, a high school girl, but his sexual impulses are increasingly confused, especially since he is still upset over losing the internship.
894 Spartacus 1960  USA  DVD  Director: Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton
Summary: The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman empire.
895 Speed 1994  USA  DVD  Director: Jan de Bont
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton
Summary: A young cop must save the passengers of a bus that has a bomb set to explode if the bus goes below 50 MPH.
896 Spider-Man 2002  USA  DVD  Director: Sam Raimi
Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina
Summary: When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
897 The Spiral Staircase 1945  USA  DVD  Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore, Kent Smith
Summary: Beautiful young mute Helen is a domestic worker for old ailing Mrs. Warren. Mrs. Warren's two sons, Albert (a professor) and womanizing impudent Steven, also live in the Warren mansion. Mrs. Warren becomes concerned for Helen's safety when a rash of murders involving 'women with afflictions' hits the neighborhood. She implores her physician, Dr. Parry, to take Helen away for her own safety. When another murder occurs inside the Warren mansion, it becomes obvious that Helen is in danger.
898 St Elmo's Fire 1985  USA  DVD  Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, rew McCarthy, Demi Moore
Summary: A Group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood. Their main problem is that they're all self-centered and obnoxious.
899 Stand by Me 1986  USA  DVD  Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: Scott Beach, Marshall Bell, William Bronder, John Cusack
Summary: 4 young friends set out on an adventure. Geordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern go looking for the missing body of a local teenager - found by a gang of older boys. A story of boys hangin' out and growin' up.
900 Star Wars 1977  USA  DVD  Director: George Lucas
Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing
Summary: Luke Skywalker leaves his home planet, teams up with other rebels, tries to save Princess Leia from the evil clutches of Darth Vader.
901 Starship Troopers 1997  USA  DVD  Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards, Jake Busey
Summary: Humans of a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival.
902 Steamboat Bill, Jr 1928  USA  DVD  Director: Charles Reisner
Stars: Marion Byron, Joe Keaton, Tom Lewis, Tom McGuire
Summary: The effete son of a cantankerous riverboat captain comes to join his father's crew.
903 The Sting 1973  USA  DVD  Director: George Roy Hill
Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning
Summary: In 1930s Chicago, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker.
904 Stranger Than Paradise 1983  USA  DVD  Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson
Summary: This is about a self-styled New York hipster (John Lurie of the Lounge Lizards) who is paid a suprise and quite unwelcome visit by his pretty sixteen-year-old Hungarian cousin. From initial hostility and indifference a strange affection grows between the two exiles. Due to complete boredom they decide to visit their aunt in the wastelands of Cleveland and then proceed to sunny Florida where they lose all their money and unwittingly gain a fortune. With a final ironic twist, they are at the end, back where they began.
905 Strangers on a Train 1951  USA  DVD  Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Leo G. Carroll, Farley Granger, Patricia Hitchcock, Marion Lorne
Summary: A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder...a theory that he plans to implement.
906 A Streetcar Named Desire 1951  USA  DVD  Director: Elia Kazan
Stars: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden
Summary: Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her
907 Sullivan's Travels 1941  USA  DVD  Director: Preston Sturges
Stars: oel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Preston Sturges
Summary: A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about Life...which gives him a rude awakening.
908 Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans 1927  USA  DVD  Director: F.W. Murnau
Stars: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston
Summary: A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife.
909 Sunset Boulevard 1950  USA  DVD  Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson
Summary: A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.
910 Superfly 1972  USA  DVD  Director: Gordon Parks Jr.
Stars: Ron O'Neal, Carl Lee, Sheila Frazier, Julius Harris
Summary: Super Fly is a cocaine dealer who begins to realize that his life will soon end with either prison or his death. He decides to build an escape from the life by making his biggest deal yet, converting the coke to cash and running off to start a new life. The problem is that the Mob does not have a retirement plan and will give him a choice of staying and selling for them or dying if they find out his intentions.
911 Superman 1978  USA  DVD  Director: Richard Donner
Stars: Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty
Summary: An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest super-hero.
912 The Sure Thing 1985  USA  DVD  Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga, Anthony Edwards, Boyd Gaines
Summary: College freshman John (Gib) Gibson decides to go cross country to visit his friend in California during winter break. Awaiting there is a bikini-clad babe whom his friend assures him is a 'sure thing'. Meanwhile, Allison, a cute (but somewhat anal retentive) girl at Gib's college has also decided to head out to Cal. to see her boyfriend during break. Gib and Allison are thrust together on a road trip from hell, somewhere along the way, they find each other's company to be tolerable. Now, what will become of Gib's 'sure thing?'
913 Suture 1993  USA  DVD  Director: Scott McGehee, David Siegel
Stars: Dennis Haysbert, Mel Harris, Sab Shimono, Dina Merrill
Summary: Brothers Vincent (rich) and Clay (poor) meet up for the first time after their father's funeral and remark on how similar they look. But unknown to Clay, who thinks his life is taking a turn for the better, Vince is actually plotting to kill him with a car bomb and pass the corpse off as his own, planning to start a new life elsewhere with his father's inheritance. But Clay survives the blast and has his face, memory and identity restored in hospital... but are they the right ones?
914 Sweet Smell of Success 1957  USA  DVD  Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner
Summary: A biting look at the ruthless world of a powerful and evil New York columnist.
915 Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song 1971  USA  DVD  Director: Melvin Van Peebles
Stars: John Amos, Michael Augustus, Simon Chuckster, Steve Cole
Summary: After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black prostitute goes on the run from 'the man' with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels.
916 The Swimmer 1968  USA  DVD  Director: Frank Perry
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule, Tony Bickley
Summary: Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the Summer. He reappears at a friends pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from pool to pool to swim the whole valley. As he stops in each pool his interactions tell his life story.
917 Swingers 1996  USA  DVD  Director: Doug Liman
Stars: Chris Cox, Matt Sloan, Michael Simon, Leigh Allyn Baker
Summary: Wannabe actors become regulars in the stylish neo-lounge scene, Trent teaches his friend Mike the unwritten rules of the scene.
918 The Taking of Pelham 123 1974  USA  DVD  Director: Joseph Sargent
Stars: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo
Summary: In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?
919 The Talented Mr Ripley 1999  USA  DVD  Director: Anthony Minghella
Stars: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett
Summary: In late 1950's New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Europe to retrieve a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy, named Dickie Greenleaf. But when the errand fails, Ripley kills the playboy and begins to assume his life.
920 Taxi Driver 1976  USA  DVD  Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert De Niro, Cybill Shepherd, Peter Boyle, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel
Summary: A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as nighttime taxi driver in a city whose perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge to violently lash out.
921 Team America: World Police 2004  USA  DVD  Director: Trey Parker, Matt Stone
Stars: Phil Hendrie, Angie Jaree, John D. Kim, Maurice LaMarche
Summary: Marionette superheroes fight to end terrorism and put tired celebrities out of their misery.
922 Ten Things I Hate About You 1999  USA  DVD  Director: Gil Junger
Stars: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik
Summary: A remake of the classic Shakespare play 'The Taming of the Shrew.', set in a modern day highschool.
923 The Terminator 1984  USA  DVD  Director: James Cameron
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton
Summary: A human-looking, apparently unstoppable cyborg is sent from the future to kill Sarah Connor, Kyle Reese is sent to stop it.
924 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991  USA  DVD  Director: James Cameron
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick
Summary: The cyborg who once tried to kill Sarah Connor must now protect her teenager son, John Connor, from an even more powerful and advanced cyborg.
925 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1974  USA  DVD  Director: Tobe Hooper
Stars: Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, William Vail
Summary: Five friends visiting their grandpa's old house are hunted down and terrorized by a chainsaw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.
926 Thelma & Louise 1991  USA  DVD  Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen
Summary: An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and take off in a '66 Thunderbird.
927 There's Something About Mary 1998  USA  DVD  Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Stars: Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Ben Stiller, Lee Evans
Summary: A man gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from highschool, even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster.
928 They Live by Night 1948  USA  DVD  Director: Nicholas Ray
Stars: Farley Granger, Cathy O'Donnell, James Craig, Paul Kelly
Summary: An escaped convict is injured and is helped by a woman with whom he has an ill-fated relationship
929 The Thin Blue Line 1988  USA  DVD  Director: Errol Morris
Stars: Randall Adams, David Harris, Gus Rose, Jackie Johnson
Summary: A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas
930 The Thing (From Another World) 1951  USA  DVD  Director: Christian Nyby
Stars: Margaret Sheridan, Kenneth Tobey, Robert Cornthwaite, Douglas Spencer
Summary: Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.
931 This Is Spinal Tap 1984  USA  DVD  Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: Fran Drescher, Christopher Guest, Bruno Kirby, Patrick Macnee
Summary: Spinal Tap, the world's loudest band, is chronicled by hack documentarian Marti DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.
932 The Thomas Crown Affair 1968  USA  DVD  Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke, Jack Weston
Summary: A debonair, adventuresome bank executive believes he has pulled off the perfect multi-million dollar heist, only to match wits with a sexy insurance investigator who will do anything to get her man.
933 Three Kings 1999  USA  DVD  Director: David O. Russell
Stars: George Clooney, Nora Dunn, Ice Cube, Holt McCallany
Summary: In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, 4 soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help.
934 The Three Musketeers 1973  USA  DVD  Director: Richard Lester
Stars: Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, Michael York
Summary: A young swordsman comes to Paris and faces villains, romance, adventure and intrigue with three Musketeer friends.
935 THX 1138 1971  USA  DVD  Director: George Lucas
Stars: Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley, Maggie McOmie
Summary: Set in the 25th century, the story centers around a man and a woman who rebel against their rigidly controlled society.
936 Timecode 2000  USA  DVD  Director: Mike Figgis
Stars: Xander Berkeley, Golden Brooks, Saffron Burrows, Viveka Davis
Summary: Four frames of simultaneous action that alternately follow a smitten lesbian lover as she obsesses over her partner's dalliances and the tense goings-on of a Hollywood film production company.
937 Titanic 1997  USA  DVD  Director: James Cameron
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Jason Barry, Kathy Bates
Summary: Fictional romantic tale of a rich girl and poor boy who meet on the ill-fated voyage of the 'unsinkable' ship.
938 To Be or Not to Be 1942  USA  DVD  Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart
Summary: During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.
939 To Have and Have Not 1944  USA  DVD  Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, Lauren Bacall, Dolores Moran
Summary: Harry Morgan and his alcoholic sidekick, Eddie, are based on the island of Martinique and crew a boat available for hire. However, since the second world war is happening around them business is not what it could be and after a customer who owes them a large sum fails to pay they are forced against their better judgement to violate their preferred neutrality and to take a job for the resistance transporting a fugitive on the run from the Nazis to Martinique. Through all this runs the stormy relationship between Morgan and Marie 'Slim' Browning, a resistance sympathizer and the sassy singer in the club where Morgan spends most of his days.
940 To Kill a Mockingbird 1962  USA  DVD  Director: Robert Mulligan
Stars: Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford, Robert Duvall
Summary: Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge and his kids against prejudice. (Gabor: Pulitzer Prize book)
941 Top Gun 1986  USA  DVD  Director: Tony Scott
Stars: Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards
Summary: The macho students of an elite US Flying school for advanced fighter pilots compete to be best in the class, one romances the teacher.
942 Touch of Evil 1958  USA  DVD  Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Joseph Calleia, Joseph Cotten, Valentin de Vargas, Marlene Dietrich
Summary: Stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, police corruption in Mexican border town.
943 Toy Story 1995  USA  DVD  Director: John Lasseter
Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney
Summary: A cowboy toy is profoundly threatened and jealous when a fancy spaceman toy supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.
944 The Train 1964  USA  DVD  Director: John Frankenheimer
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau, Suzanne Flon
Summary: In 1944, a German colonel loads a train with French art treasures to send to Germany. The Resistance must stop it without damaging the cargo.
945 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948  USA  DVD  Director: John Huston
Stars: umphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett
Summary: Fred C. Dobbs and Bob Curtin, both down on their luck in Tampico, Mexico in 1925, meet up with a grizzled prospector named Howard and decide to join with him in search of gold in the wilds of central Mexico. Through enormous difficulties, they eventually succeed in finding gold, but bandits, the elements, most especially greed threaten to turn their success into disaster.
946 Trees Lounge 1996  USA  DVD  Director: Steve Buscemi
Stars: Eszter Balint, Richard Boes, Mark Boone Junior, Elizabeth Bracco
Summary: Tommy (Steve Buscemi) has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with the seventeen year old niece of his ex-girlfriend. This gets him into serious trouble with her father (Daniel Baldwin). Tommy's life is an endless cycle of misery.
947 Tron 1982  USA  DVD  Director: Steven Lisberger
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan
Summary: A hacker is literally abducted into the world of a computer and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.
948 Twelve Monkeys 1995  USA  DVD  Director: Terry Gilliam
Stars: Joseph Melito, Bruce Willis, Jon Seda, Michael Chance
Summary: In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
949 Two Lane Blacktop 1971  USA  DVD  Director: Monte Hellman
Stars: James Taylor, Warren Oates, Laurie Bird, Dennis Wilson
Summary: Story of two men drag racing across the USA in a primer grey 55 chevy. Wilson is the mechanic, James Taylor is the driver.
950 The Unbelievable Truth 1989  USA  DVD  Director: Hal Hartley
Stars: Adrienne Shelly, Robert John Burke, Chris Cooke, Julia McNeal
Summary: After serving time for murder, Josh Hutton returns to his home town where me meets Audry Hugo. No one can remember exactly what Josh did, but they are all wary of him, especially Audry's father.
951 Unforgiven 1992  USA  DVD  Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris
Summary: Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.
952 United 93 2006  USA  DVD  Director: Paul Greengrass
Stars: J.J. Johnson, Gary Commock, Polly Adams (II), Opal Alladin
Summary: A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.
953 The Untouchables 1987  USA  DVD  Director: Brian De Palma
Stars: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Charles Martin Smith, y Garcia
Summary: Federal Agent Elliot Ness sets out to take out Al Capone, because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.
954 The Usual Suspects 1995  USA  DVD  Director: Bryan Singer
Stars: Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Pollak
Summary: A boat has been destroyed, criminals are dead, the key to this mystery lies with the only survivor and his twisted, convoluted story beginning with five career crooks in a seemingly random police lineup.
955 Vertigo 1958  USA  DVD  Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore
Summary: A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.
956 Wall Street 1987  USA  DVD  Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Frank Adonis, Thomas Anderson, James Bulleit, John Capodice
Summary: A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider whom takes the youth under his wing.
957 Wargames 1983  USA  DVD  Director: John Badham
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, Dabney Coleman, John Wood
Summary: A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.
958 The Warriors 1979  USA  DVD  Director: Walter Hill
Stars: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler
Summary: The Warriors are mistakenly accused of killing a big time gang leader named Cyrus. Soon they have every gang in the city out to get revenge. The Warriors must make their way from one end of New York to their turf on the other side of the city.
959 Way Down East 1920  USA  DVD  Director: DW Griffith
Stars: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Lowell Sherman, Burr McIntosh
Summary: A naive country girl is tricked into a sham marriage by a wealthy womanizer, then must rebuild her life despite the taint of having borne a child out of wedlock.
960 Wayne's World 1992  USA  DVD  Director: Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Dan Bell, Lara Flynn Boyle, Colleen Camp, Tia Carrere
Summary: Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show.
961 West Side Story 1961  USA  DVD  Director: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
Stars: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno
Summary: Musical about two youngsters from rival NYC gangs who fall in love.
962 What's Up, Doc? 1972  USA  DVD  Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Stars: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars
Summary: Two researchers have come to San Francisco to compete for a research grant in Music. One seems a bit distracted, that was before he meets her. A strange woman seems to have devoted her life to confusing and embarassing him. At the same time a woman has her jewels stolen and a government whistle blower arrives with his stolen top secret papers. All, of course have the same style and color overnight bag.
963 Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? 1962  USA  DVD  Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy
Summary: In a decaying Hollywood mansion, Jane Hudson, a former child star, her sister Blanche, a movie queen forced into retirement after a crippling accident, live in virtual isolation.
964 When Harry Met Sally 1989  USA  DVD  Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby
Summary: Harry and Sally have known each other for years, are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.
965 When We Were Kings 1996  USA  DVD  Director: Leon Gast
Stars: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King, James Brown
Summary: A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.
966 White Heat 1949  USA  DVD  Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Margaret Wycherly
Summary: A psychopathic criminal with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist. Shortly after the plan takes place, events take a crazy turn
967 Who Framed Roger Rabbit? 1988  USA  DVD  Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer
Summary: A toon hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.
968 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 1966  USA  DVD  Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis
Summary: A bitter aging couple with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other.
969 The Wild Angels 1966  USA  DVD  Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Peter Fonda, Nancy Sinatra, Bruce Dern, Diane Ladd
Summary: Peter Fonda plays 'Heavenly Blues', the leader of Hell's Angels chapter from Venice, California while Bruce Dern plays 'Loser', his best pal. When they both botch their attempt to retrieve Loser's stolen bike, Loser ends up in the hospital. When the Angels bust him out, he dies, they bury him. Nancy Sinatra plays Mike, Blues' 'old lady' and Diane Ladd plays Loser's wife (Dern's real-life wife at the time). The plot is basically a buildup to the last half-hour of the film in which Loser's funeral becomes another wild party.
970 The Wild Bunch 1968  USA  DVD  Director: Sam Peckinpah
Stars: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien
Summary: An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the 'traditional' American West is disappearing around them.
971 The Wild One 1953  USA  DVD  Director: Laszlo Benedek
Stars: Marlon Brando, Mary Murphy, Robert Keith, Lee Marvin
Summary: Two rival motorcycle gangs terrorize a small town after one of their leaders is thrown in jail.
972 William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet 1996  USA  DVD  Director: Baz Luhrmann
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo, Harold Perrineau
Summary: Two households both alike in dignity, In fair Verona where we lay our scene. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life.
973 The Wind 1928  USA  DVD  Director: Victor Sjostrom
Stars: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson
Summary: Letty moves to West Texas from the East and it seems that the wind always blows and the sand gets everywhere. While living with relatives, she finds that she is not welcomed by the wife. With no where to go, she marries a man who disgusts her. Her new home is a small shack with the wind and the sand constant companions. When it is necessary for most of the men to go out into the sand storm, one stays back to have his way with Letty and that costs both of them.
974 Wise Blood 1979  USA  DVD  Director: John Huston
Stars: Brad Dourif, John Huston, Dan Shor
Summary: A Southerner--young, poor, ambitious but uneducated--determines to become something in the world. He decides that the best way to do that is to become a preacher and start up his own church.
975 The Wizard of Oz 1939  USA  DVD  Director: Victor Fleming
Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr
Summary: Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.
976 The Women 1939  USA  DVD  Director: George Cukor
Stars: Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Mary Boland
Summary: Wealthy Mary Haines is unaware her husband is having an affair with shopgirl Crystal Allen. Sylvia Fowler and Edith Potter discover this from a manicurist and arrange for Mary to hear the gossip. On the train taking her to a Reno divorce Mary meets the Countess and Miriam (in an affair with Fowler's husband). While they are at Lucy's dude ranch, Fowler arrives for her own divorce and the Countess meets fifth husband-to-be Buck. Back in New York, Mary's ex is now unhappily married to Crystal who is already in an affair with Buck. When Sylvia lets this story slip at a country club dinner, Crystal brags of her plans for a still wealthier marriage, only to find the Countess is the source of all Buck's money. Crystal must return to the perfume counter and Mary runs back to her husband.
977 Working Girl 1988  USA  DVD  Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Melanie Griffith, Alec Baldwin
Summary: When a secretary's idea is stolen by her boss, she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending she has her boss's job.
978 X - The Man With The X Ray Eyes 1963  USA  DVD  Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Ray Milland, Diana Van der Vlis, Harold J. Stone, John Hoyt
Summary: Dr. Xaviers experiments with X-Ray vision start to go wrong.
979 X-Men 2000  USA  DVD  Director: Bryan Singer
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen
Summary: Two mutants come to a private academy for mutants whose resident superhero team must oppose a powerful mutant terrorist organization.
980 Young Frankenstein 1974  USA  DVD  Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn
Summary: Dr. Frankenstein's grandson, after years of living down the family reputation, inherits granddad's castle and repeats the experiments
981 Zoolander 2001  USA  DVD  Director: Ben Stiller
Stars: David Duchovny, Will Ferrell, Tom Ford, Judah Friedlander
Summary: At the end of his career, a clueless fashion model is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
982 Alexander Nevsky 1938  USSR  DVD  Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein
Stars: Nikolai Cherkasov, Nikolai Okhlopkov
Summary: The story of how a great Russian prince led a ragtag army to battle an invading force of Teutonic Knights.
983 Andrei Rublev (Andrey Rublyov) 1969  USSR  DVD  Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Stars: Anatoli Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolai Grinko, Nikolai Sergeyev
Summary: Andreiv Rublev charts the life of the great icon painter through a turbulent period of 15th Century Russian history, a period marked by endless fighting between rival Princes and by Tatar invasions.
984 Bronenosets Potyomkin (Battleship Potemkin) 1925  USSR  DVD  Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein
Stars: Aleksanteri Ahola-Valo, Grigori Aleksandrov, Aleksandr Antonov
Summary: A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre.
985 Chelovek s kino-apparatom (Man With a Movie Camera) 1929  USSR  DVD  Director: Dziga Vertov
Summary: A cameraman travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling inventiveness.
986 Idi i smotri (Come and See) 1985  USSR  DVD  Director: Elem Klimov
Stars: Aleksei Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Lauciavicius
Summary: A boy is unwillingly thrust into the atrocities of war in WWII Byelorussia, fighting for a hopelessly unequipped resistance movement against the ruthless German forces. Witnessing scenes of abject terror and accidentally surviving horrifying situations he loses his innocence and then his mind.
987 Istoriya Asi Klyachinoy, kotoraya lyubila, da ne vyshla zamuzh (Asya's Happiness) 1966  USSR    Director: Andrei Konchalovsky
Stars: Iya Savvina, Lyubov Sokolova, Aleksandr Sirin
Summary: The story of a woman who loved a man but did not marry him
988 Ivan Groznyy (Ivan the Terrible) 1945  USSR  DVD  Director: Sergei Eisenstein
Stars: Nikolai Cherkasov, Lyudmila Tselikovskaya, Serafima Birman
Summary: During the early part of his reign, Ivan the Terrible faces betrayal from the aristocracy and even his closest friends as he seeks to unite the Russian people.
989 King Lear 1969  USSR  DVD  Director: Grigori Kosintzev
Stars: Yuri Yarvet, Elsa Radzin
Summary: King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly flatter the old man in return for favor, he banishes her and turns for support to his remaining daughters. But Goneril and Regan have no love for him and instead plot to take all his power from him. In a parallel, Lear's loyal courtier Gloucester favors his illegitimate son Edmund after being told lies about his faithful son Edgar. Madness and tragedy befall both ill-starred fathers.
990 Letyat zhuravli (The Cranes Are Flying) 1957  USSR  DVD  Director: Mikhail Kalatozov
Stars: Tatyana Samojlova, Aleksey Batalov, Vasili Merkuryev, Aleksandr Shvorin
Summary: Veronica plans a rendezvous with her lover, Boris, at the bank of river, only for him to be drafted into World War II shortly thereafter.
991 Monanieba (Repentance) 1984  USSR  DVD  Director: Tengiz Abuladze
Stars: Avtandil Makharadze, Ya Ninidze
Summary: The day after the fumeral of Varlam Aravidze, the mayor of a small Georgian town, his corpse turns up in his son's garden and is secretly reburied. But the corpse keeps returning, the police eventually capture a local woman accusing her of digging it up. She says that Varlam should never be laid to rest, as when he was alive he was responsible for a Stalin-like reign of terror that led to the disappearance of many of her friends...
992 raider 1975  USSR    Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Summary: The director mixes flashbacks, historical footage and original poetry to illustrate the reminiscences of a dying man about his childhood during World War II, adolescence, a painful divorce in his family. The story interweaves reflections about Russian history and society.
993 Sayat Nova (The Colour of Pomegranates) 1968  USSR  DVD  Director: Sergei Parajanov
Stars: Sergei Parajanov, Sofiko Chiaureli, Melkon Aleksanyan, Vilen Galstyan
Summary: One of the greatest masterpieces of the 20th century, Sergei Parajanov's 'Color of the Pomegranate', a biography of the Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova (King of Song) reveals the poet's life more through his poetry than a conventional narration of important events in Sayat Nova's life. We see the poet grow up, fall in love, enter a monastery and die, but these incidents are depicted in the context of what are images from Sergei Parajanov's imagination and Sayat Nova's poems, poems that are seen and rarely heard. Sofiko Chiaureli plays 6 roles, both male and female, Sergei Parajanov writes, directs, edits, choreographs, works on costumes, design and decor and virtually every aspect of this revolutionary work void of any dialog or camera movement.
994 Solaris 1972  USSR  DVD  Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Stars: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Juri J?rvet, Vladislav Dvorzhetsky
Summary: The Solaris mission has established a base on a planet that appears to host some kind of intelligence, but the details are hazy and very secret. After the mysterious demise of one of the three scientists on the base, the main character is sent out to replace him. He finds the station run-down and the two remaining scientists cold and secretive. When he also encounters his wife who has been dead for seven years, he begins to appreciate the baffling nature of the alien intelligence.
995 Soy Cuba 1964  USSR/Cuba  DVD  Director: Mikhail Kalatozov
Stars: Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados
Summary: Four vignettes in Batista's Cuba dramatize the need for revolution, long, mobile shots tell almost wordless stories. In Havana, Maria faces shame when a man who fancies her discovers how she earns her living. Pedro, an aging peasant, is summarily told that the land he farms has been sold to United Fruit. A university student faces down a crowd of swaggering U.S. sailors and then watches friends shot by police when they try to distribute a pro-Castro leaflet. The war arrives on the doorstep of peasants Mariano, Amelia, their four children when Batista's forces bomb the hills. Mariano wants peace, so he seeks out the guerrillas to join the fight.
996 Mui du du xanh (The Scent Of Green Papaya) 1993  Vietnam  DVD  Director: Anh Hung Tran
Stars: Tran Nu Y?n-Kh?, Man San Lu, Thi Loc Truong, Anh Hoa Nguyen
Summary: Mui goes to live with a pianist who has a fiance. The pianist and Mui have a relationship, he teaches her to read.
997 Crna macka, beli macor (Black Cat, White Cat) 1998  Yugoslavia  DVD  Director: Emir Kusturica
Stars: Bajram Severdzan, Srdjan Todorovic, Branka Katic, Florijan Ajdini
Summary: Matko is a small time hustler, living by the Danube with his 17 year old son Zare. After a failed business deal he owes money to the much more successful gangster Dadan. Dadan has a sister, Afrodita, that he desperately wants to see get married so they strike a deal: Zare is to marry her. But none of the two care much for an arranged marriage: Zare is in love with Ida, Afrodita is waiting for the man of her dreams.
998 Dom za vesanje (Time of the Gypsies) 1988  Yugoslavia  DVD  Director: Emir Kusturica
Stars: Davor Dujmovic, Bora Todorovic, Ljubica Adzovic, Husnija Hasimovic
Summary: In this luminous tale set in the area around Sarajevo and in Italy, Perhan, an engaging young Romany (gypsy) with telekinetic powers, is seduced by the quick-cash world of petty crime, which threatens to destroy him and those he loves.
999 Otac na sluzbenom putu (When Father Was Away on Business) 1985  Yugoslavia  DVD  Director: Emir Kusturica
Stars: Moreno D'E Bartolli, Miki Manojlovic, Mirjana Karanovic
Summary: Tito's break-up with Stalin in 1948 marked the beginning of not only confusing, but also very dangerous years for many hard-core Yugoslav communists. A careless remark about the newspaper cartoon is enough for Mesha to join many arrested unfortunates. His family is now forced to cope with the situation and wait for his release from prison. The story is told from the perspective of Malik, his young son who believes the mother's story about father being 'away on business'.