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The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection between numbers and reality and thus believes he can predict the future.

Jacob's Ladder
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Jacob's Ladder

1990 • R • Drama, Mystery, Horror
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After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer struggles to maintain his sanity. Plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, Singer rapidly falls apart as the world and people around him morph and twist into disturbing images. His girlfriend, Jezzie, and ex-wife, Sarah, try to help, but to little avail. Even Singer's chiropractor friend, Louis, fails to reach him as he descends into madness.

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The City of Lost Children
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The City of Lost Children

1995 • Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure, Foreign
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A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.

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Blood Simple
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Blood Simple

1985 • R • Crime, Drama, Thriller
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The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.

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Wild at Heart

Wild at Heart

1990 • R • Comedy, Crime, Thriller
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After serving prison time for a self-defense killing, Sailor Ripley reunites with girlfriend Lula Fortune. Lula's mother, Marietta, desperate to keep them apart, hires a hitman to kill Sailor. But he finds a whole new set of troubles when he and Bobby Peru, an old buddy who's also out to get Sailor, try to rob a store. When Sailor lands in jail yet again, the young lovers appear further than ever from the shared life they covet.

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American Splendor
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American Splendor

2003 • R • Comedy, Drama
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An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.

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Dead Man
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Dead Man

1995 • R • Drama, Fantasy, Western
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On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.

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Lost Highway

Lost Highway

1997 • R • Drama, Thriller, Mystery
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A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.

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Un Chien Andalou

Un Chien Andalou

1929 • Drama, Fantasy, Foreign
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Un Chien Andalou is a classic European avant-garde surrealist film from the cooperation of director Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali. The film changed the way people made movies.

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Midnight Cowboy
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Midnight Cowboy

1969 • R • Drama
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Joe Buck is a wide-eyed hustler from Texas hoping to score big with wealthy New York City women; he finds a companion in Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo, an ailing swindler with a bum leg and a quixotic fantasy of escaping to Florida.

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Audition

Audition

2000 • R • Mystery, Drama, Horror, Thriller, Foreign
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Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resumés in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a striking young woman with ballet training.

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Bottle Rocket

1996 • R • Comedy, Crime, Drama
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Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that somehow involves his former boss, the (supposedly) legendary Mr. Henry.

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The Fisher King
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The Fisher King

1991 • R • Comedy, Drama
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Two troubled men face their terrible destinies and events of their past as they join together on a mission to find the Holy Grail and thus to save themselves.

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Delicatessen
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Delicatessen

1991 • R • Comedy, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Foreign
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This bizarre surrealistic black comedy takes place in a small fictitious post-apocalyptic town where food is scarce and butcher Clapet has the macabre business of using human flesh to feed his customers. Yet when his daughter falls in love with his next slaughter victim things turn into chaos.

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Videodrome

Videodrome

1983 • R • Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction
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As the president of a trashy TV channel, Max Renn is desperate for new programming to attract viewers. When he happens upon "Videodrome," a TV show dedicated to gratuitous torture and punishment, Max sees a potential hit and broadcasts the show on his channel. However, after his girlfriend auditions for the show and never returns, Max investigates the truth behind Videodrome and discovers that the graphic violence may not be as fake as he thought.

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Kids

Kids

1995 • NR • Drama, Crime
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A controversial portrayal of teens in New York City which exposes a deeply disturbing world of sex and substance abuse. The film focuses on a sexually reckless, freckle-faced boy named Telly, whose goal is to have sex with as many different girls as he can. When Jenny, a girl who has had sex only once, tests positive for HIV, she knows she contracted the disease from Telly. When Jenny discovers that Telly's idea of "safe sex" is to only have sex with virgins, and is continuing to pass the disease onto other unsuspecting girls, Jenny makes it her business to try to stop him.

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The Hudsucker Proxy

The Hudsucker Proxy

1994 • PG • Comedy, Drama
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A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.

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Lolita

Lolita

1962 • NR • Drama, Romance
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Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged British novelist who is both appalled by and attracted to the vulgarity of American culture. When he comes to stay at the boarding house run by Charlotte Haze, he soon becomes obsessed with Lolita, the woman's teenaged daughter.

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The French Connection
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The French Connection

1971 • R • Action, Crime, Thriller
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Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.

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Mean Streets

Mean Streets

1973 • R • Drama, Crime
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A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.

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Nosferatu
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Nosferatu

1929 • NR • Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Foreign
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Vampire Count Orlok is interested in a new residence and in his real estate agent’s young wife. F. W. Murnau’s unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”

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