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Oldboy (2003)

Oldboy
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Park Chan-wook, starring Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jeong, Kim Byeong-Ok
Rated R

Oldboy is a 2003 South Korean psychological thriller film directed by Park Chan-wook. The film follows Oh Dae-su, a man who is inexplicably imprisoned in a prison cell for 15 years without explanation. Upon his sudden release, he embarks on a quest for vengeance against his captor, and discovers a dark family secret along the way. The film is known for its intense action scenes, complex story, and powerful performances.

The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From William Friedkin, starring Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb
Rated R

The Exorcist is a horror film directed by William Friedkin and based on the novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty. The film follows the story of a young girl named Regan (Linda Blair) who is possessed by a demonic spirit. The film follows Regan and her mother's desperate search for a way to save her from the dark forces threatening her. The movie also stars Jason Miller, Max von Sydow, and Lee J. Cobb. The film follows Regan and her mother's struggle to find an exorcist who can banish the demonic spirit from Regan. After a few failed attempts, they eventually settle on Father Merrin (von Sydow) who is an experienced exorcist. The film culminates in a harrowing exorcism scene as Father Merrin and Father Karras (Miller) try to rid Regan of the demon. The Exorcist was a box office success and received critical acclaim, winning two Academy Awards and garnering ten nominations overall. The film is widely considered to be a classic of the horror genre and is one of the most successful horror films of all time.

Dogville (2003)

Dogville
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Lars von Trier, starring Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Lauren Bacall, Harriet Andersson
Rated R

Dogville is a 2003 drama film written and directed by Lars von Trier. Set in a small, fictional town in the Rocky Mountains of the United States during the Great Depression, the film tells the story of a fugitive, Grace (Nicole Kidman), who seeks refuge in the town of Dogville by offering to help the townsfolk in exchange for shelter. However, the townsfolk quickly take advantage of her, forcing her to do hard labor and subjecting her to psychological and physical abuse. As the situation escalates, Grace must decide whether she can find a way to make her peace with a place that has shown her such cruelty.

Dancer in the Dark (2000)

Dancer in the Dark
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Lars von Trier, starring Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Peter Stormare
Rated R

Dancer in the Dark is a musical drama directed by Lars von Trier. It stars Icelandic singer Björk as Selma Ježková, a Czech immigrant in Washington State who is slowly going blind and is desperately trying to save money to pay for her son's operation. The film follows Selma as she struggles to find work, go to church and keep her son out of trouble while also dealing with her own vision loss. Throughout the film, Selma's struggles are underscored by musical numbers in which she finds solace and joy in her dreams of a better life. In the end, Selma's sacrifices come at a tragic cost.

Mysterious Skin (2004)

Mysterious Skin
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Gregg Araki, starring Brady Corbet, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elisabeth Shue, Chase Ellison
Rated Unrated

Mysterious Skin is a coming-of-age drama directed by Gregg Araki that follows two teenage boys from the same small Kansas town: Neil McCormick and Brian Lackey. Neil is an outgoing and sexually adventurous young man who believes he was abducted by aliens at the age of 8, while Brian is an introverted loner who fears he may have been molested by his Little League coach. As they grow older, both boys find themselves estranged from their homes and families, struggling to make sense of their memories and experiences. Through their journeys, they must each confront the secrets of their past and find the courage to accept the truth of what has happened to them. Along the way, they form an unexpected bond that helps them to heal and find a way forward.

The Seventh Continent (1989)

The Seventh Continent
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Michael Haneke, starring Birgit Doll, Dieter Berner, Leni Tanzer, Udo Samel
Rated Not Rated

The Seventh Continent is a 1989 Austrian drama film written and directed by Michael Haneke. It follows the life of an Austrian family over three years, during which they slowly and methodically turn away from their normal lives and retreat into a numb, emotionless existence. The family consists of Georg, a bank clerk, his wife, Anna, and their daughter, Eva. The film begins in the present day and then progresses back three years prior. Over the course of three years, the family’s life slowly and methodically deteriorates. Work for Georg becomes increasingly meaningless, and Anna slowly disengages from life and her family. Eva, still a child, does not understand what is happening. The film culminates in a scene where Georg, Anna and Eva take a trip to an isolated beach on the seventh continent. While there, they methodically discard all of their possessions including their clothing and finally their passports, as if to start their lives anew. The film ends without revealing the family's ultimate fate, leaving the audience to contemplate their own existence.

Dead Alive (1992)

Dead Alive
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Peter Jackson, starring Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver, Elizabeth Moody, Ian Watkin
Rated R

Dead Alive, directed by Peter Jackson and released in 1992, is a horror-comedy film that follows the story of Lionel, a young man living with his overbearing mother in a small New Zealand village. When his mother becomes infected with a Sumatran Rat-Monkey virus, Lionel is tasked with containing her transformation into a zombie by any means necessary. With the help of his uncle, Lionel must fight against an ever-growing zombie horde as well as a nosy priest and a crazy doctor. Along the way, Lionel meets Paquita, a Spanish shopkeeper, and the two fall in love. As the zombie horde grows, Lionel and Paquita must team up to save their town from the living dead. With outrageous fight sequences, slapstick comedy, and memorable characters, Dead Alive is an absurdly gory cult classic.

Funny Games (1997)

Funny Games
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Michael Haneke, starring Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering
Rated Not Rated

Funny Games is a 1997 Austrian psychological thriller film written and directed by Michael Haneke. The plot follows two young men, Peter and Paul, who hold a family hostage in their vacation home and torture them with a series of sadistic games. The film follows the family’s attempts to survive as the two men manipulate and tease them for their own amusement. Throughout the ordeal, Peter and Paul’s true intentions and motivations remain unclear and the family’s desperate attempts at escape prove futile. The film is a scathing critique of modern media’s fixation on violence and its effects on society.

The Piano Teacher (2001)

The Piano Teacher
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Michael Haneke, starring Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel, Susanne Lothar
Rated R

The Piano Teacher is a 2001 Austrian psychological drama film directed by Michael Haneke and starring Isabelle Huppert. It tells the story of an emotionally repressed piano teacher, Erika Kohut, who lives with her domineering mother in a state of emotional and sexual paralysis. When a talented but subsidized young man, Walter Klemmer, begins to take private piano lessons with her, Erika begins to develop a dangerous obsession with him. She soon arranges a private meeting with him where she reveals her most intimate desires and sexual fantasies. This leads to a power struggle between Erika and Walter and culminates in a violent and shocking climax.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Tobe Hooper, starring Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain
Rated R

The Evil Dead (1981)

The Evil Dead
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Sam Raimi, starring Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker
Rated NC-17

Man Bites Dog (1992)

Man Bites Dog
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde, starring Benoît Poelvoorde, Jacqueline Poelvoorde-Pappaert, Nelly Pappaert, Hector Pappaert
Rated NC-17

Eraserhead (1977)

Eraserhead
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From David Lynch, starring Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates
Rated Not Rated

Irreversible (2002)

Irreversible
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Gaspar Noé, starring Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel, Philippe Nahon
Rated Not Rated

I Stand Alone (1998)

I Stand Alone
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Gaspar Noé, starring Philippe Nahon, Blandine Lenoir, Frankie Pain, Martine Audrain
Rated Not Rated

Caché (Hidden) (2005)

Caché (Hidden)
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Michael Haneke, starring Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Maurice Bénichou, Annie Girardot
Rated R

Enter the Void (2009)

Enter the Void
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Gaspar Noé, starring Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy, Olly Alexander
Rated Not Rated

Benny's Video (1992)

Benny's Video
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Michael Haneke, starring Arno Frisch, Angela Winkler, Ulrich Mühe, Ingrid Stassner
Rated Not Rated

71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994)

71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Michael Haneke, starring Gabriel Cosmin Urdes, Lukas Miko, Otto Grünmandl, Anne Bennent
Rated Not Rated

Ichi the Killer (2001)

Ichi the Killer
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Takashi Miike, starring Tadanobu Asano, Nao Ômori, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Paulyn Sun
Rated R

Kids (1995)

Kids
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Larry Clark, starring Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloë Sevigny, Sarah Henderson
Rated Not Rated

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From John McNaughton, starring Michael Rooker, Tracy Arnold, Tom Towles, Mary Demas
Rated Unrated

Bully (2001)

Bully
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Larry Clark, starring Brad Renfro, Nick Stahl, Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner
Rated R

The Idiots (1998)

The Idiots
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Lars von Trier, starring Bodil Jørgensen, Jens Albinus, Anne Louise Hassing, Troels Lyby
Rated R

Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)

Julien Donkey-Boy
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Harmony Korine, starring Ewen Bremner, Brian Fisk, Chloë Sevigny, Werner Herzog
Rated R

 



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