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Errol Morris's unique documentary dramatically re-enacts the crime scene and investigation of a police officer's murder in Dallas.

The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye

1973 • R • Thriller, Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.

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The Fog of War

The Fog of War

2003 • War, Documentary, History
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Using archival footage, cabinet conversation recordings, and an interview of the 85-year-old Robert McNamara, The Fog of War depicts his life, from working as a WWII whiz-kid military officer, to being the Ford Motor Company's president, to managing the Vietnam War as defense secretary for presidents Kennedy and Johnson.

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Blow Out
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Blow Out

1981 • R • Thriller
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Jack Terry is a master sound recordist who works on grade-B horror movies. Late one evening, he is recording sounds for use in his movies when he hears something unexpected through his sound equipment and records it. Curiosity gets the better of him when the media become involved, and he begins to unravel the pieces of a nefarious conspiracy. As he struggles to survive against his shadowy enemies and expose the truth, he does not know whom he can trust.

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High and Low

High and Low

1963 • Indie, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Foreign
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An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

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Fitzcarraldo
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Fitzcarraldo

1982 • Action, Adventure, Drama, Foreign
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Fitzcarraldo is a dreamer who plans to build an opera house in Iquitos, in the Peruvian Amazon, so, in order to finance his project, he embarks on an epic adventure to collect rubber, a very profitable product, in a remote and unexplored region of the rainforest.

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The Wages of Fear
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The Wages of Fear

1955 • PG-13 • Indie, Drama, Thriller, Adventure
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In the South American jungle, supplies of nitroglycerine are needed at a remote oil field. The oil company pays four men to deliver the supplies in two trucks. A tense rivalry develops between the two sets of drivers on the rough remote roads where the slightest jolt can result in death.

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Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
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A chronicle of the production problems — including bad weather, actors' health, war near the filming locations, and more — which plagued the filming of Apocalypse Now, increasing costs and nearly destroying the life and career of Francis Ford Coppola.

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American Movie

American Movie

1999 • Documentary
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American Movie is the story of filmmaker Mark Borchardt, his mission, and his dream. Spanning over two years of intense struggle with his film, his family, financial decline, and spiritual crisis, American Movie is a portrayal of ambition, obsession, excess, and one man's quest for the American Dream.

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Down by Law

1986 • Indie, Crime, Drama, Comedy
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A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.

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Don't Look Now

Don't Look Now

1973 • R • Indie, Thriller, Drama, Horror
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Laura and John, grieved by a terrible loss, meet in Venice, where John is in charge of the restoration of a church, two mysterious sisters, one of whom gives them a message sent from the afterlife.

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Days of Heaven

Days of Heaven

1978 • PG • Drama, Romance
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In 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish fire—Malick captures it all with dreamlike authenticity, creating at once a timeless American idyll and a gritty evocation of turn-of-the-century labor.

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The Hustler
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The Hustler

1961 • NR • Drama
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Fast Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary Minnesota Fats to a high-stakes match.

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The Killing

The Killing

1956 • NR • Crime
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Career criminal Johnny Clay recruits a sharpshooter, a crooked police officer, a bartender and a betting teller named George, among others, for one last job before he goes straight and gets married. But when George tells his restless wife about the scheme to steal millions from the racetrack where he works, she hatches a plot of her own.

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

1962 • PG-13 • Western
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A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.

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Paper Moon

Paper Moon

1973 • PG • Indie, Comedy, Crime, Drama
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During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl—who may or may not be his daughter—and the two forge an unlikely partnership.

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Hoop Dreams
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Hoop Dreams

1994 • Documentary
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Every school day, African-American teenagers William Gates and Arthur Agee travel 90 minutes each way from inner-city Chicago to St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois, a predominately white suburban school well-known for the excellence of its basketball program. Gates and Agee dream of NBA stardom, and with the support of their close-knit families, they battle the social and physical obstacles that stand in their way. This acclaimed documentary was shot over the course of five years.

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Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil

1958 • PG-13 • Drama, Thriller, Crime
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When a car bomb explodes on the American side of the U.S./Mexico border, Mexican drug enforcement agent Miguel Vargas begins his investigation, along with American police captain Hank Quinlan. When Vargas begins to suspect that Quinlan and his shady partner, Menzies, are planting evidence to frame an innocent man, his investigations into their possible corruption quickly put himself and his new bride, Susie, in jeopardy.

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The Conversation
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The Conversation

1974 • PG • Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. Tormented by memories of a previous case that ended badly, Caul becomes obsessed with the resulting tape, trying to determine if the couple are in danger.

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All the President's Men
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All the President's Men

1976 • PG • Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
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During the 1972 elections, two reporters' investigation sheds light on the controversial Watergate scandal that compels President Richard Nixon to resign from his post.

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Hard Eight
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Hard Eight

1996 • R • Indie, Drama, Thriller
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A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.

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