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Taxi Driver (1976)

Taxi Driver
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks
Rated R

Taxi Driver is a 1976 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese, written by Paul Schrader, and starring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, Peter Boyle, Albert Brooks, and Leonard Harris. The story follows Travis Bickle, a mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran who works as a taxi driver in New York City. Desperate for human connection, Travis Bickle cruises the city streets at night and frequently visits seedy porn theaters. He eventually becomes obsessed with rescuing a twelve-year-old prostitute, Iris, and exacting revenge on her abusive pimp, Sport. Travis's attempts to save Iris are unsuccessful and he resorts to committing a violent act of revenge, thereby becoming a media celebrity in the process. The film explores themes of alienation, aggression, loneliness, revenge, and redemption. It has been hailed as one of the greatest films of all time.

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Mad Max: Fury Road
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From George Miller, starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz
Rated R

Mad Max: Fury Road is an action-packed post-apocalyptic thriller directed by George Miller. In the film, Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) joins forces with Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) to lead a group of rebel women in a daring escape from the tyrannical warlord Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne). Along the way, they must fight off deadly pursuers and treacherous wastelands in order to survive. Filled with thrilling action sequences and intense chase scenes, this movie is an adrenaline-filled thrill ride that will leave viewers on the edges of their seats.

The Terminator (1984)

The Terminator
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From James Cameron, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield
Rated R

The Terminator is a classic science fiction action film from 1984 directed by James Cameron. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as a "Terminator" cyborg assassin sent back in time from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), a woman whose son will one day lead the human resistance against machines in a post-apocalyptic future. Along the way, Sarah is aided by Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), a soldier from the future sent back to protect her. The two must battle the relentless Terminator in a violent, high-stakes chase that takes them from Los Angeles to Mexico and finally back to a fateful confrontation in a factory in Los Angeles. The movie is considered a milestone in action films and has spawned several sequels, including Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. It has become a cult classic, garnering praise for its groundbreaking special effects, innovative action sequences, and iconic performances from Schwarzenegger and Hamilton.

The Blues Brothers (1980)

The Blues Brothers
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From John Landis, starring John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, John Candy
Rated R

The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical comedy film directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from Belushi and Aykroyd's musical sketch on NBC's Saturday Night Live. The film tells the story of the brothers' effort to save the orphanage where they were raised from foreclosure by raising $5,000 to pay the property tax. Along the way, they are targeted by a destructive "mystery woman", neo-Nazis, and a country and western band—all while being relentlessly pursued by the police. Along the way, they are joined by various allies, including a blues band, and perform their hits songs. The film was commercially successful, grossing nearly $115 million in North America on a budget of $27 million. It has become a cult classic and has had a lasting impact on popular culture.

Drive (2011)

Drive
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Nicolas Winding Refn, starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks
Rated R

Drive is a 2011 neo-noir crime thriller directed by Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn, starring Ryan Gosling as a mysterious and talented Hollywood stunt driver who works as a getaway driver for criminal heists. The Driver develops a relationship with Irene (Carey Mulligan), a vulnerable single mother, and her young son. When her husband Standard (Oscar Isaac) is released from prison, the Driver agrees to help him commit a robbery. However, things quickly go awry, and the Driver is left to contend with ruthless criminals who will stop at nothing to get their money. The Driver must now risk his life to protect Irene and her son, as well as his own. Along the way, he learns that sometimes the only way to survive is to drive.

The French Connection (1971)

The French Connection
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From William Friedkin, starring Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco
Rated R

The French Connection (1971) is an Academy Award-winning crime drama directed by William Friedkin. It stars Gene Hackman as Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle, a hard-nosed and relentless NYPD detective who is determined to stop a heroin smuggling ring that is led by a Frenchman known as "Frog One". His partner, Buddy Russo (Roy Scheider), helps him in his mission and the two of them follow a trail that leads from New York to Marseille, France. Along the way, they face numerous obstacles and danger, as well as their own personal conflicts. The film won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Hackman's performance.

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Bonnie and Clyde
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Arthur Penn, starring Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman
Rated R

Bonnie and Clyde is a 1967 American crime film directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the title characters Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. Based on the criminal couple's exploits in the early 1930s, the film follows the story of the two as they embark on a life of crime and robbery. Along the way, they meet a cast of characters, including Buck Barrow (Gene Hackman) and C.W. Moss (Michael J. Pollard). As the duo's notoriety and fame increases, their gang grows, eventually leading to their eventual downfall at the hands of law enforcement. With its strong themes of violence, romance, and tragedy, Bonnie and Clyde became a major critical and commercial success upon its release, and it is now regarded as one of the greatest American films of all time.

Goldfinger (1964)

Goldfinger
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Guy Hamilton, starring Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton
Rated PG

Goldfinger is a 1964 British spy film and the third installment in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions and the first to star Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film also stars Honor Blackman as Bond's first Bond girl, Pussy Galore, and Gert Fröbe as its main villain, Auric Goldfinger. It focuses on Bond's investigation into the gold smuggling activities of Auric Goldfinger, and the villain's plan to contaminate the United States Bullion Depository at Fort Knox. The film's plot follows Bond as he attempts to foil Goldfinger's plans to contaminate the Fort Knox gold repository and gain an enormous financial advantage over his rivals. Along the way, he meets the beautiful Pussy Galore and goes up against Goldfinger's henchman Oddjob. The film was a critical and commercial success and was nominated for several Academy Awards. It was also the first Bond film to win an Oscar and the first to be adapted into a novel.

Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

Rebel Without a Cause
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Nicholas Ray, starring James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus
Rated PG-13

Rebel Without a Cause is a 1955 American drama film directed by Nicholas Ray, and starring James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo and Jim Backus. It is a classic tale of teenage rebellion and angst, examining the moral conflict between a misunderstood, rebellious teenage protagonist and his parents, as well as other adults in his life. The film follows a young man, Jim Stark (Dean), who moves with his family to a new town and immediately gets into trouble with the law. He soon meets two new friends, John “Plato” Crawford (Mineo) and Judy (Wood). Together they experience various conflicts with their parents and society, struggling to find an identity and a place to belong. Ultimately, their rebellion is tested in a climactic fight in an abandoned mansion. Rebel Without a Cause is considered one of the most influential films of the 1950s, still resonating with audiences today.

The Road Warrior (1981)

The Road Warrior
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From George Miller, starring Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps
Rated R

The Road Warrior is a 1981 post-apocalyptic action film directed by George Miller, and the second installment of the Mad Max franchise. Set in a dystopian future Australia, the film stars Mel Gibson as "Mad" Max Rockatansky, who is on a mission to help a small group of survivors escape from a barbaric motorcycle gang. Max's journey leads him to a remote oil refinery, which he must protect from the marauding gang in order to secure the survivors' escape. With the help of the refinery's employees, Max wages a desperate battle against the gang and its leader, the Lord Humungus. Amidst the chaos, Max discovers that he must make a sacrifice to save the lives of those he has sworn to protect. In the end, Max's courage and loyalty prevail, and the survivors escape to safety.

Duel (1971)

Duel
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Steven Spielberg, starring Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Eddie Firestone, Lou Frizzell
Rated PG

Duel is a 1971 thriller directed by Steven Spielberg and based on a short story written by Richard Matheson. It follows the story of a salesman, played by Dennis Weaver, who is terrorized by a mysterious and malevolent truck driver while driving on a remote desert highway. As the driver relentlessly pursues the salesman, the tension escalates and eventually leads to a fateful confrontation. The film is known for its intense suspense, innovative camera work, and thrilling score. It is considered one of Spielberg’s earliest masterpieces and helped to launch his successful filmmaking career.

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Stanley Kramer, starring Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney
Rated G

It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World is a comedic adventure about a group of strangers who are in a race against each other to find a hidden treasure. After a businessman is fatally injured in a car crash, and before he dies, he reveals to the bystanders the location of a hidden fortune. The group then embarks on a madcap mission to find the treasure, each hoping to be the one to keep it for themselves. Along the way, the group must overcome various obstacles, including outsmarting each other and the police, to reach their goal. With a star-studded cast, and plenty of hijinks, It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World is an unforgettable classic comedy.

Thelma & Louise (1991)

Thelma & Louise
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Ridley Scott, starring Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen
Rated R

Thelma & Louise is a 1991 American road film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Callie Khouri. It stars Geena Davis as Thelma and Susan Sarandon as Louise, two friends who embark on a road trip with disastrous consequences. After Thelma is nearly raped by a stranger in a bar parking lot, the two flee in Louise's 1966 Ford Thunderbird convertible. A chase ensues as they try to outrun the authorities and the pressures of their lives. Along the way, they pick up a hitchhiker and commit a series of crimes, all while developing a strong bond between each other. Eventually, they decide to take a stand and drive off a cliff rather than surrender to the police. The film explores themes of female empowerment, independence, and the challenge of living outside social conventions.

Bullitt (1968)

Bullitt
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Peter Yates, starring Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn, Don Gordon
Rated M/PG

American Graffiti (1973)

American Graffiti
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From George Lucas, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith
Rated PG

Dust to Glory (2005)

Dust to Glory
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Dana Brown, starring Chad McQueen, Mario Andretti, Sal Fish, James Garner
Rated PG

Fast Five (2011)

Fast Five
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Justin Lin, starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster
Rated PG-13

Speed (1994)

Speed
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Jan de Bont, starring Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton
Rated R

To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

To Live and Die in L.A.
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From William Friedkin, starring William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, Jane Leeves, Cherise Bates
Rated R

Cars (2006)

Cars
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Directors: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft, starring Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman, Larry the Cable Guy
Rated G

Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

Two-Lane Blacktop
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Monte Hellman, starring James Taylor, Warren Oates, Laurie Bird, Dennis Wilson
Rated R

Ronin (1998)

Ronin
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From John Frankenheimer, starring Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgård
Rated R

Vanishing Point (1971)

Vanishing Point
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Richard C. Sarafian, starring Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Charlotte Rampling, Dean Jagger
Rated R

The Italian Job (1969)

The Italian Job
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Peter Collinson, starring Michael Caine, Noël Coward, Benny Hill, Raf Vallone
Rated G

Grand Prix (1966)

Grand Prix
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From John Frankenheimer, starring James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand, Toshirô Mifune
Rated Approved

 



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