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The story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal. It follows their journey, from the surprise of an unopposed landing, through the bloody and exhausting battles that follow, to the ultimate departure of those who survived.

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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Badlands
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Badlands

1973 • PG • Crime, Drama
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A dramatization of the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the 1950s, in which a teenage girl and her twenty-something boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.

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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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Crimson Tide

Crimson Tide

1995 • R • Thriller
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On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.

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Flags of Our Fathers
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Flags of Our Fathers

2006 • R • War, Drama, History
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There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen - John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon and Pvt. Ira Hayes - who fought in the battle to take Iwo Jima from the Japanese.

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The Insider

The Insider

1999 • R • Drama, Thriller
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Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand.

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Serpico
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Serpico

1973 • R • Crime, Drama, History
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The real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system.

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Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

1987 • PG • Drama, History, War
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Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even though he is separated from his parents and in a hostile environment, Jamie maintains his dignity and youthful spirits, providing a beacon of hope for the others held captive with him.

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The New World

The New World

2005 • PG-13 • Drama, History, Romance
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A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.

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The Dirty Dozen
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The Dirty Dozen

1967 • Action, Adventure, War
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12 American military prisoners in World War II are ordered to infiltrate a well-guarded enemy château and kill the Nazi officers vacationing there. The soldiers, most of whom are facing death sentences for a variety of violent crimes, agree to the mission and the possible commuting of their sentences.

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Deliverance

Deliverance

1972 • R • Drama, Adventure, Thriller
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Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.

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Straw Dogs

Straw Dogs

1971 • R • Crime, Drama, Thriller
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David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ostracized by the brutish men of the village, including Amy's old flame, Charlie. Eventually the taunts escalate, and two of the locals rape Amy. This sexual assault awakes a shockingly violent side of David.

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Traffic

Traffic

2000 • R • Thriller, Drama, Crime
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An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their comfortable suburban home. In Mexico, a flawed, but noble policeman agrees to testify against a powerful general in league with a cartel, and in San Diego, a drug kingpin's sheltered trophy wife must learn her husband's ruthless business after he is arrested, endangering her luxurious lifestyle.

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JFK

JFK

1991 • R • Drama, Thriller, History
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Follows the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy led by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison.

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Three Kings
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Three Kings

1999 • R • Action, Adventure, Comedy
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A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change everything.

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Easy Rider
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Easy Rider

1969 • R • Adventure, Drama
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A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices.

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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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Leaving Las Vegas

Leaving Las Vegas

1995 • R • Drama, Romance
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Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.

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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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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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