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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Michel Gondry, starring Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne
Rated R

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 romantic science fiction drama film written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry. It stars Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet as a couple who have their memories of each other erased by a company that specializes in the procedure. The two leads struggle to maintain their relationship as the procedure takes place. The film also features supporting performances from Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, and Tom Wilkinson. The film follows Joel Barish (Carrey) and Clementine Kruczynski (Winslet), a couple who have recently broken up. After learning that Clementine had all of their memories of each other erased, Joel decides to do the same. He visits Lacuna, Inc., a company specializing in the procedure, and has his memories of Clementine removed one by one. As each memory is erased, Joel has flashbacks of their relationship and struggles to hold onto them in spite of his efforts. As the procedure continues, Joel comes to the realization that he still loves Clementine and decides to stop the erasure. He fights to keep the remaining memories of her, but the procedure eventually proceeds and erases the last of their relationship. At the end of the film,

Vertigo (1958)

Vertigo
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Alfred Hitchcock, starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore
Rated PG

Vertigo is a classic psychological thriller from director Alfred Hitchcock. The story follows John "Scottie" Ferguson (James Stewart), a retired police officer suffering from vertigo, as he is hired by an old friend, Gavin Elster (Tom Helmore), to investigate the strange behavior of his wife Madeleine (Kim Novak). Madeleine appears to be under the spell of a mysterious force and Scottie soon finds himself falling in love with her, while trying to unravel the mystery of her strange behavior. The investigation leads him to uncover a dark family secret, and eventually to a confrontation between the past and the present. A masterpiece of suspense, Vertigo is widely considered to be one of Hitchcock's greatest films.

Before Sunset (2004)

Before Sunset
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Richard Linklater, starring Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torrès
Rated R

Before Sunset is a 2004 romantic drama film written and directed by Richard Linklater. It is a sequel to his 1995 film, Before Sunrise. The movie stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as Jesse and Celine, two people who met on a train in Vienna nine years earlier and had a passionate night together, but then went their separate ways. Now they have a chance to reunite in Paris and spend the day together. As they stroll through the city, they talk, laugh, and reminisce about the past, exploring their feelings for each other and their hopes for the future. Ultimately, they must decide if they are willing to take a risk and see where a relationship could lead.

Gone Girl (2014)

Gone Girl
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From David Fincher, starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry
Rated R

Gone Girl is a 2014 mystery-thriller directed by David Fincher and based on the novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn. It tells the story of Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) who is suspected of murdering his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike). The film follows Nick's quest to prove his innocence as he struggles to unravel the mystery of his wife's disappearance. As the investigation progresses, it becomes clear that Amy is not the perfect wife she appears to be, and that the truth behind her disappearance is far more complicated than anyone could have imagined. With a host of twists and turns, Gone Girl is a gripping exploration of marriage, trust, and the lengths people will go to protect themselves and those they love.

The Big Sleep (1946)

The Big Sleep
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Howard Hawks, starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers
Rated Passed

The Big Sleep, directed by Howard Hawks and starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, follows the detective, Philip Marlowe (Bogart), as he investigates a series of complicated and mysterious cases. Marlowe is hired by a wealthy old man, General Sternwood, to look into the indiscretions of a shady acquaintance, Mr. Regan. As Marlowe investigates, he discovers a web of crime and corruption entangling the Sternwood family. He is brought into contact with unscrupulous gamblers, a vicious killer, and a beautiful but dangerous woman. Marlowe must use his wits and tenacity to uncover the truth and solve the case. Along the way, he develops a relationship with Bacall's character, Vivian, which adds an additional layer of complexity to the story. The Big Sleep is a classic noir film, with all the suspense, danger, and colorful characters that genre is known for.

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Hannah and Her Sisters
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Woody Allen, starring Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine, Barbara Hershey
Rated PG-13

Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. The film follows the lives of two sisters, Hannah (Mia Farrow) and Lee (Barbara Hershey), as they navigate their way through relationships, career struggles, and family drama. Ultimately, Hannah and Her Sisters finds the sisters learning to accept one another for who they are and support each other, no matter the odds. Along the way, the film examines issues of commitment, love, trust, faithfulness and redemption. With a stellar ensemble cast, the film earned three Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actor for Michael Caine and Best Original Screenplay for Woody Allen.

Manhattan (1979)

Manhattan
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Woody Allen, starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy
Rated R

Manhattan (1979) is a romantic comedy-drama film directed by Woody Allen and starring Allen, Diane Keaton, and Mariel Hemingway. The story follows a twice-divorced, 42-year-old TV comedy writer, Isaac Davis, who is dating a 17-year-old girl, Tracy, much to the dismay of his best friend, Yale. Isaac's life slowly begins to unravel when his best friend and his mistress become romantically involved. Meanwhile, Isaac's ex-wife, Jill, is publishing a book about their marriage. Isaac's life is further complicated by the fact that he is attracted to a journalist, Mary, who is interviewing him for an article about his relationship with Tracy. As Isaac struggles to make sense of his chaotic life, he begins to question his own values and beliefs. In the end, Isaac must choose between his love for Tracy and his desire for a mature, lasting relationship with Mary.

When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

When Harry Met Sally...
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Rob Reiner, starring Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby
Rated R

When Harry Met Sally... is an iconic romantic comedy starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal. The film follows the story of two college graduates, Harry Burns and Sally Albright, who meet on a road trip. Despite having opposite views of relationships, they become friends, and over time their relationship develops into something more. They part ways, but through a series of chance meetings and missed connections, they find themselves drawn together again. In the end, they realize that their differences are an important part of their relationship and they decide to stay together.

The Fisher King (1991)

The Fisher King
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Terry Gilliam, starring Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams, Adam Bryant, Paul Lombardi
Rated R

The Fisher King is a 1991 American comedy-drama film directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Robin Williams and Jeff Bridges. This darkly comic fantasy tells the story of Jack, a former radio shock jock who unintentionally causes a homeless man named Parry to lose his sanity. In his quest to make amends, Jack helps Parry reclaim his identity and find his "Holy Grail" – true love. Along the way, the two form an unlikely friendship and come to terms with the events that shattered their lives. The film is a poignant exploration of the power of love, redemption, and the possibility of recovery from even the darkest of places.

Hugo (2011)

Hugo
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Martin Scorsese, starring Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee, Ben Kingsley
Rated PG

Hugo is a 2011 fantasy drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. The film follows Hugo Cabret, a 12-year-old orphan living in a 1930s Paris train station, who spends his days stealing parts to repair an automaton he found in the walls of the station. He meets Isabelle, the goddaughter of a toy shop owner, and together they discover a secret that leads them on an adventure to unlock the mystery of Hugo's past. Along the way they encounter a variety of eccentric characters and uncover secrets that lead to an incredible discovery. Through the journey of friendship and discovery, Hugo ultimately finds a home and a place to belong.

Fresh (1994)

Fresh
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Boaz Yakin, starring Sean Nelson, Giancarlo Esposito, Samuel L. Jackson, N'Bushe Wright
Rated R

Fresh is a 1994 American crime drama written and directed by Boaz Yakin and starring Sean Nelson, Giancarlo Esposito, Samuel L. Jackson, and N'Bushe Wright. The movie follows the story of a 12-year-old African American boy named Fresh who lives in a crime-ridden inner city neighborhood and must navigate the dangerous world around him. Fresh is a chess prodigy, but his father is an ex-convict and his older brother is a drug dealer. When his brother is killed, Fresh is faced with a difficult decision: to use his skills as a hustler to try to make money or to use his chess skills to escape his circumstances. Fresh ultimately chooses to stay in his community and use his chess skills to help the citizens of the neighborhood. With the help of an ex-con friend, and a local cop, Fresh must confront the harsh realities of the streets while struggling to remain a good and honorable person.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Chris Columbus, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris
Rated PG

The NeverEnding Story (1984)

The NeverEnding Story
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Wolfgang Petersen, starring Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach, Gerald McRaney
Rated PG

Notting Hill (1999)

Notting Hill
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Roger Michell, starring Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Richard McCabe, Rhys Ifans
Rated PG-13

Top Secret! (1984)

Top Secret!
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, starring Val Kilmer, Omar Sharif, Jeremy Kemp, Warren Clarke
Rated PG

The Spanish Prisoner (1997)

The Spanish Prisoner
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From David Mamet, starring Steve Martin, Ben Gazzara, Campbell Scott, Ricky Jay
Rated PG

Beginners (2010)

Beginners
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Mike Mills, starring Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic
Rated R

Stuck in Love. (2012)

Stuck in Love.
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Josh Boone, starring Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, Nat Wolff
Rated R

Desperado (1995)

Desperado
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Robert Rodriguez, starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Joaquim de Almeida, Cheech Marin
Rated R

The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)

The 40-Year-Old Virgin
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Judd Apatow, starring Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd, Romany Malco
Rated R

Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

Happy-Go-Lucky
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Mike Leigh, starring Sally Hawkins, Alexis Zegerman, Samuel Roukin, Elliot Cowan
Rated R

Funny Face (1957)

Funny Face
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Stanley Donen, starring Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair
Rated Not Rated

Starting Out in the Evening (2007)

Starting Out in the Evening
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Andrew Wagner, starring Frank Langella, Lauren Ambrose, Patti Perkins, Lili Taylor
Rated PG-13

Bright Star (2009)

Bright Star
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Jane Campion, starring Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox
Rated PG

The Little Traitor (2007)

The Little Traitor
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Lynn Roth, starring Ido Port, Alfred Molina, Gilya Stern, Rami Heuberger
Rated TV-PG

 



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