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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 psychological drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro as an unhinged taxi driver in a decaying, crime-ridden New York City. The film follows De Niro's character, Travis Bickle, as he attempts to find a way out of his aimless and isolated lifestyle. Along the way, he befriends a 12-year-old prostitute, becomes obsessed with a presidential hopeful, and finds himself embroiled in a street war with a local crime organization. The film is widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, and its influence on cinema has been immense.

True Romance (1993)

True Romance
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Tony Scott, starring Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer
Rated R

True Romance is a 1993 action-romance-crime film written by Quentin Tarantino and directed by Tony Scott. The story follows the unlikely love affair between a young comic book nerd, Clarence (Christian Slater) and a Sicilian call girl, Alabama (Patricia Arquette). After a one-night stand, Clarence and Alabama fall in love and escape to Los Angeles, where they plan to start a new life together. However, they soon find themselves in the middle of a dangerous criminal underworld, as they are pursued by gangsters, mobsters, and the police. With their love and courage, they fight to protect their newfound romance and ultimately triumph.

Boogie Nights (1997)

Boogie Nights
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Paul Thomas Anderson, starring Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Luis Guzmán
Rated R

Boogie Nights is a 1997 American drama film written, produced, and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It is set in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley and focuses on a young nightclub dishwasher who becomes a popular star of pornographic films and the people around him. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Don Cheadle, John C. Reilly, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, and Heather Graham, among others. The film follows Eddie Adams (Wahlberg), a young man who is recruited by pornographic film director Jack Horner (Reynolds) to join the adult entertainment industry. Eddie finds success and forms a close bond with Jack, learning the ropes of the business and becoming a star. He meets a variety of people along the way, including fellow actor Amber Waves (Moore) and her son, Little Bill (Reilly). As Eddie's fame continues to grow, the industry changes and he eventually finds himself struggling to keep up. Ultimately, Eddie must find a new way to make a living as the world of porn changes around him.

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

Leaving Las Vegas
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Mike Figgis, starring Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands, Richard Lewis
Rated R

Leaving Las Vegas is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Mike Figgis and starring Nicolas Cage and Elizabeth Shue. The film follows a suicidal alcoholic (Cage) who has lost everything and travels to Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There he meets a prostitute (Shue) with whom he forms a complicated and ultimately redemptive relationship. The film touches on themes of love, redemption, and the power of human connection in the face of tragedy. Despite its dark subject matter, the film is ultimately optimistic and redemptive, with the characters finding hope in each other.

Black Dynamite (2009)

Black Dynamite
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Scott Sanders, starring Michael Jai White, Arsenio Hall, Tommy Davidson, Phyllis Applegate
Rated R

Hustle & Flow (2005)

Hustle & Flow
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Craig Brewer, starring Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning
Rated R

Mona Lisa (1986)

Mona Lisa
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Neil Jordan, starring Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson, Michael Caine, Robbie Coltrane
Rated R

The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

The People vs. Larry Flynt
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Milos Forman, starring Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton, Brett Harrelson
Rated R

The Naked Kiss (1964)

The Naked Kiss
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Samuel Fuller, starring Constance Towers, Anthony Eisley, Michael Dante, Virginia Grey
Rated Approved

Sweet and Lowdown (1999)

Sweet and Lowdown
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Woody Allen, starring Sean Penn, Samantha Morton, Woody Allen, Ben Duncan
Rated PG-13

Risky Business (1983)

Risky Business
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Paul Brickman, starring Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano, Richard Masur
Rated R

Coffy (1973)

Coffy
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Jack Hill, starring Pam Grier, Booker Bradshaw, Robert DoQui, William Elliott
Rated R

The Mack (1973)

The Mack
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Michael Campus, starring Max Julien, Don Gordon, Richard Pryor, Carol Speed
Rated R

American Pimp (1999)

American Pimp
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes, starring John S. Dickson, Antonio Fargas, Heidi Fleiss, L. Hammond
Rated R

The Other Guys (2010)

The Other Guys
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Adam McKay, starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Derek Jeter, Eva Mendes
Rated PG-13

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Keenen Ivory Wayans, starring Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bernie Casey, Antonio Fargas, Steve James
Rated R

Night Shift (1982)

Night Shift
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Ron Howard, starring Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, Shelley Long, Gina Hecht
Rated R

Super Fly (1972)

Super Fly
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Gordon Parks Jr., starring Ron O'Neal, Carl Lee, Sheila Frazier, Julius Harris
Rated R

Last Man Standing (1996)

Last Man Standing
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Walter Hill, starring Bruce Willis, Bruce Dern, William Sanderson, Christopher Walken
Rated R

Street Smart (1987)

Street Smart
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Jerry Schatzberg, starring Christopher Reeve, Kathy Baker, Mimi Rogers, Jay Patterson
Rated R

Fading Gigolo (2013)

Fading Gigolo
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From John Turturro, starring John Turturro, Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Sofía Vergara
Rated R

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

Starsky & Hutch
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Todd Phillips, starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Snoop Dogg, Vince Vaughn
Rated PG-13

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Mike Mitchell, starring Rob Schneider, William Forsythe, Eddie Griffin, Arija Bareikis
Rated R

Dolemite (1975)

Dolemite
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From D'Urville Martin, starring Rudy Ray Moore, D'Urville Martin, Jerry Jones, Lady Reed
Rated R

Black Mama White Mama (1973)

Black Mama White Mama
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Eddie Romero, starring Pam Grier, Margaret Markov, Sid Haig, Lynn Borden
Rated R

 



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