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Masterpiece (**** +)

The Age of Innocence , L'Amour Fou , L'Argent , The Ballad of Narayama , La Belle Noiseuse , The Big Lebowski , Blood of a Poet , The Blue Angel , Breaking the Waves , Breathless , A Brighter Summer Day , Code Unknown , Contact , Cremaster 3 , Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon , Dancer in the Dark , A Dangerous Method , The Dark Knight , Diary of a Country Priest , Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler , Eyes Wide Shut , Fight Club , Five Easy Pieces , The General , George Washington , Gertrud , His Girl Friday , Husbands and Wives , The Idiots , Irma Vep , La Jetée , Joan the Maid: The Battles & The Prisons , Juno , Late Spring , Lessons of Darkness , Life and Nothing More... , Loves of a Blonde , Magnolia , Le Million , My Neighbor Totoro , Night of the Living Dead , Ordet , Paris, Texas , Punch-Drunk Love , Rose Hobart , Rosemary's Baby , Safe , Satantango , The Scarlet Empress , The Seventh Seal , Song and Solitude , Sweet Smell of Success , The Tell-Tale Heart , There Will Be Blood , Throne of Blood , Tropical Malady , Twentieth Century , Vagabond , Les Vampires , Vampyr , Waking Life , Werckmeister Harmonies , The Wind , The Woman in the Window , You Only Live Once

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25th Hour , 3 Women , Abre los Ojos (Open Your Eyes) , Almanac of Fall , Anatomy of Hell , And Then There Were None , Antichrist , Autumn Sonata , À L’aventure , L'Avventura , The Baby , Baise-Moi , Bernie , The Beyond , Bird , The Black Cat , Black God, White Devil , Blow Out , Boogie Nights , The Borrower Arrietty , The Boys From Fengkuei , Brief Encounter , Candyman , Carlos , Casualties of War , Catfish , Changeling , Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle , Charlotte Gray , Children of Paradise , Chloe in the Afternoon , Choose Me , A Christmas Tale , Cigarette Burns , City of Sadness , Close-Up , Collateral , The Color of Money , The Company , Counsellor at Law , Cowards Bend the Knee , Cremaster 1 , Cremaster 2 , Day of Wrath , The Dead Father , Dead Man , Dead of Night , Les Destinees Sentimentales , The Devil Rides Out , Diary of the Dead , Drawing Restraint 9 , Drums Along the Mohawk , Donnie Brasco , Dr. T. & the Women , Ed Wood , The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser , Everything Will Be Ok , Eye Myth , Far From Heaven , Fat Girl , Femme Fatale , Une Femme Mariée , Final Fantasy : The Spirits Within , Flanders , Flesh , Flirt , Flowers of Shanghai , Fox and His Friends , Friday Night , Funny Games , Gentleman Jim , Germany Year Zero , Ghost World , Gigli , Girl With a Pearl Earring , Good Morning , Gosford Park , The Gospel According to St. Matthew , The Grapes of Wrath , Happiness , Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai , Heart of Glass , Heaven's Gate , Hero , A High Wind in Jamaica , The Homecoming , The House of Mirth , The House That Screamed , Howl's Moving Castle , I ♥ Huckabees , In Praise of Love , The Interrupters , In the Mood for Love , In This World , Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem , The Joke , La Jour Se Lève , Julia , Junior Bonner , Kandahar , The Kids Are All Right , Kill Bill: Volume 2 , Kiss Me Deadly , Little Shop of Horrors , The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings , Love in the Afternoon , The Lusty Men , Macbeth , Madame de... , Madame Tutli-Putli , Manila By Night , Margot at the Wedding , Marie Antoinette , Martyrs , The Man Who Knew Too Much , The Mascot , Men on the Mountain , The Merchant of Four Seasons , Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil , Millennium Mambo , The Mirror (1975) , Mississippi Mermaid , A Moment of Innocence , Moonrise Kingdom , Moulin Rouge! , Mulholland Drive , My Friend Ivan Lapshin , My Name Is Julia Ross , Naked Childhood , The Narrow Margin , Night Falls on Manhattan , Northwest Passage , Nouvelle Vague , Orphans of the Storm , Orpheus , Osaka Elegy , Personal Best , Phantoms of Nabua , The Piano Teacher , The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes , The Prowler , The Puppetmaster , Rain , Raising Victor Vargas , Rashomon , Rebels of the Neon God , The Red and the White , The Red Shoes , Road , Rocco and His Brothers , Santa Sangre , Second Breath , Secret Things , Shanghai Express , Show People , Sisters of the Gion , Solaris , Sisters , The Small Back Room , Spider , Spirited Away , Springtime in a Small Town , Streets of Fire , The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg , A Summer at Grandpa’s , Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story , The Swindle , A Tale of Cinema , Tape , Taxidermia , The Testament of Doctor Cordelier , The Texas Chainsaw Massacre , These Hammers Don’t Hurt Us , They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?Thieves' Highway , The Three Caballeros , The Time of the Wolf , Traffic , Trouble Every Day , The Unbelievable Truth , The Untouchables , Va Savoir (Who Knows?) , Vengeance is Mine , Victor / Victoria , The Virgin of Lust , Wanda , What Time Is It There? , Whisper of the Heart , Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , The Wild Bunch

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2081 , 36 Fillette , The 47 Ronin, Parts One & Two , 8 Women , About Schmidt , Alexander , Ali , Alice , All or Nothing , All That Heaven Allows , The American , American Pop , Amores Perros , Anything Else , Apocalypse Now Redux , The Appointment , Arabian Nights , Ashes of Time , Ashes of Time Redux , Bad Biology , Bad Teacher , Biker Boyz  , The Book of Life , Blind Mountain , Broken Blossoms , The Brown Bunny , Brownian Movement , Cache , Central Station , Charlie and the Chocolate Factory , Chasing Liberty , The Circle , Coming Home , Country Strong , Coup de Torchon , Crimson Pig , Conspirators of Pleasure , Days of Being Wild , A Delicate Balance , Demonlover , Detention , The Devil's Circus , A Dirty Shame , Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary , The Dreamers , Drunken AngelEast is East , Edmond , Election 2 [Triad Election] , L'Enfer , Esther Kahn , Eureka , The Evil Dead , Family Plot , The Flying Leathernecks , French Cancan , Gandhi , General Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait , Gilda , Gimme Shelter , The Girl on the Train , Go West , Goodbye South Goodbye , A Grin Without a Cat , Grizzly Man , Group , Hairspray , Happiness , The Happiness of the Katakuris , Happy Together , Harmful Insect , The Haunted Palace , Hausu , Haxan , Header , Heaven's Heart , The Heroic Trio , The Hole , Hope and Glory , H Story , The Hudsucker Proxy , Hustle & Flow , Ichi the Killer , If... , I Live in Fear , I'm Going Home , The Innkeepers , Intimacy , In the Bedroom , In the Gloaming , Intolerance , Irreversible , It's a Wonderful Life , I've Loved You So Long , I Want to Live! , Japanese Story , Jesus' Son , Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work , Joy Ride , Kikujiro , The Killers , Klute , Knight and Day , Lake Tahoe , Last Days , Last Ride , Leon (The Professional) , The Letter , Letter to Jane , Lion's Den , Lourdes , Love is the Drug , Lust, Caution , MacGruber , Maid in Manhattan , Mamma Mia! , Mammoth , The Man Who Wasn't There , Married to the Mob , Mary , Megan Is Missing , M. Hulot's Holiday , Metallica: Some Kind of Monster , Mikey and Nicky , Miracle Mile , Moolaade , Mother of Tears: The Third Mother , Mum & Dad , My Blueberry Nights , My Sassy Girl , My Voyage to Italy , My Wife is a Gangster , The Newton Boys , Nobody Knows , Notre Musique , Ong-Bak 2 , Open Range , The Pact , The Pajama Game , Panic Room , Parents , Paris is Burning , Places in the Heart , Le Plaisir , POLA X , The Prefab People , Pretty Persuasion , A Prophet , The Proposal , The Psychotic Odyssey of Richard Chase , PTU , Public Speaking , Racing Dreams , The Raid: Redemption , Ratcatcher , The Raven , Red Lights , Resident Evil , The Resurrected , Ring , RoboCop , Russian Ark , ‘R Xmas , St. John's Wort , Salesman , Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom , The Saragossa Manuscript , Scalene , The Scent of Green Papaya , Sebastiane , Secret Defense , A Serbian Film , Shirin , Shoah , Show Me Love , Sidewalks of New York , Songs From the Second Floor , Spider-Man , Spirits of the Dead , Stalker , Standing By Yourself , The Story of Adele H. , Stray Dog , Sullivan's Travels , Summer Hours , Suspiria , Synecdoche, New York , The Tall Man , Tears of the Black Tiger , This So-Called Disaster , Tigerland , Time Code , Three… Extremes , Tokyo Sonata , A Tree Grows in Brooklyn , Trilogy of TerrorThe Truth About Charlie , Tuesday, After Christmas , The Tunnel , Twice-Told Tales , Under the Sand , The Uninvited , Velvet Goldmine , V/H/S , The Virgin Suicides , Wake in Fright , Wendy and Lucy , When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Parts , The Wind That Shakes the Barley , The Winter Guest , Wish You Were Here , World Trade Center , The Yellow Sea , Yi Yi , Yojimbo , Zero Day

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Across 110th Street , The Act of Seeing with One’s Own Eyes , Aimee & Jaguar , Alice and Martin , All About Lily Chou-Chou , An American in Paris , Auto Focus , Bad Education , Bandits , Los Bastardos , Battle Royale , Billy Elliot , Birthday Girl , Blissfully Yours , Blood Simple : Director's Cut , Bodies, Rest and Motion , Bridesmaids , Bringing Down the House , The Business of Strangers , California Dreamin' (Endless) , La Captive , Captivity , Chacun son Cinema , Chained for Life , The Chaser , Che , Christmas Holiday , The Class , Cinemania , Come to the Stable , Container , The Corporation , Crossroads , Cure , Dark Habits , Darling , Devdas , The Devil’s Daughter , The Devonsville Terror , Distance , Domestic Violence , Donnie Darko , Doppelganger , Driftwood , Easter Bunny Kill! Kill! , Eden Log , The Eye , Family Nest , Faust , Freeheld , Film Socialism , Focus , The Fog of War , Forget Baghdad , Frida , Friday the 13th , Gallipoli , Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence , Ginger Snaps , Gomorrah , The Great Flamarion , Grey Gardens , Happy-Go-Lucky , Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone , Heist , Hemingway & Gellhorn , House of Usher , The Human Centipede (First Sequence) , The Hunted , Husk , I Don't Want to Sleep Alone , The Importance of Being Earnest , Insomnia (1997) , Ip Man , Jesus, You Know , Kanal , The Killer Inside Me , The Killing of a Chinese Bookie , Kissing Jessica Stein , Koko: A Talking Gorilla , Lagaan , Lantana , The Last Circus , Le Divorce , The Limits of Control , Little Otik , The Long Good Friday , Lorna's Silence , Machete , Mama Africa , The Man Without A Past , A Map of the World , Martha... Martha , Medium Cool , Memories of Murder , Merci Pour le Chocolat , The Mirror (1998) , The Missing , Monster's Ball , Morvern Callar , The Most Dangerous Game , Mother’s Day , The Mourning Forest , My Dinner With Andre , My First Mister , The Nanny , The Neon Bible , Not Without My Daughter , Nothing But the Truth , Office Space , Pecker , The Pervert's Guide to Cinema , The Philadelphia Story , Phone Booth , Pieces of April , Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides , Pitfall , Poetry , Polisse , Polyester , The Possessed , Predators , Prey , The Promotion , Push , Quarantine 2: Terminal , Quills , Real Women Have Curves , Robinson Crusoe on Mars , The Royal Tenenbaums , Senna , Serendipity , Schindler's Houses , Shallow Hal , Shaolin Soccer , Skin of Man, Heart of Beast , Sleeping Dogs Lie , The Sleepy Time Gal , Spellbound , Spun , Star Trek , Stone Reader , Storytelling , Sylvia , Tarnation , Ten , Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet , Tetro , Theatre of Blood , Time Out , Tortilla Soup , Three Monkeys , Throw Down , Tomboy , Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son , Treeless Mountain , The Trip , The Trouble With Harry , The Turning Gate , The Umbrellas of Cherbourg , The Uninvited , Unknown Pleasures , Vanilla Sky , The Vertical Ray of the Sun , La Vie Nouvelle , The Wayward Cloud , We Are What We Are , The Wedding Night , The Weight of Water , What's Cooking? , Where is the Friend's Home? , Wild Reeds , Wings of Hope , Wizards , Woman is the Future of Man , World Traveler , Wrong Turn , Xiao Wu , The Year of Living Dangerously , You Can Count on Me , You the Living , The Young Victoria

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21 Grams , (500) Days of Summer , About a Boy , The Aerial , Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer , All Tomorrow's Parties , AM1200 , Amer , American Gangster , American Splendor , Angel Eyes , The Anniversary at Shallow Creek , Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner , The 24 Hour Woman , Battle Royale II , A Beautiful Mind , Beginners , Begotten , The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel , Beyond the Years , The Biggest Chinese Restaurant in the World , Black Cadillac , Black Hawk Down , The Bourne Identity , Breaking Away , The Cat's Meow , Cell Count , Charlie Wilson's War , Charlotte Sometimes , Cherry Falls , Chicago , Chihwaseon , Chocolate , City of God , The Contender , The Count of Monte Cristo , Cyrus , Dark Water , The Devil's Backbone , Dial M for Murder , Don's Plum , Dracula , Dread , Extremities , Fiddler on the Roof , Fiend Without a Face , The Fighting Temptations , The Fireman's Ball , Flash Point , Gigi , The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo , Grown Ups , Happiness , I Am Sam , Il Divo , Indie Game: The Movie , Inside Job , In the City , Irma La Douce , Iron Monkey , Italian for Beginners , Jeepers Creepers , Joshua , Just Go With It , Kidnapped , Killing Me Softly , The King's Speech , Lan Yu , The Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen , Lilo & Stitch , Looking for Eric , Lost in Translation , MacArthur , Moon , Monrak Transistor , Mother and Son , The Mothman Prophecies , Murders in the Rue Morgue , My Bloody Valentine , Novocaine , Nowhere Boy , O'Horten , Old Boy , On Tour , Otto; or, Up With Dead People , Piggy , Please Vote for Me , Public Enemies , The Quiet American , Real Life , Reign of Fire , Religulous , Riding in Cars With Boys , Roger Dodger , Seabiscuit , Shinjuku Incident , The Silent Scream , Some Like it Hot , Someone I Touched , Soul Kitchen , Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures , The Steamroller and the Violin , The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry , Sunshine , Super , Super 8 , Them , Through the Olive Trees , Torque , Toy Story 3 , Training Day , The Tuxedo , The Unloved , Visions of Light , Waltz With Bashir , Warm Water Under a Red Bridge , When Will I Be Loved , White Oleander , Who Does She Think She Is? , Winter's Bone , Y Tu Mama Tambien

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28 Days Later , 55 Days at Peking , 8 Mile , Adaptation , Bad Boys II , Bad Faith , Bestseller , A Better Life , Big Fish , Body Double , Boxcar Bertha , Brannigan , Bread and Roses , Capturing the Friedmans , Cast Away , The City of Lost Souls , Cloverfield , Coraline , CQ , Crazy/Beautiful , Cypher , El Crimen del Padre Amaro , Dahmer , The Damned United , The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys , Delta , Departures , Don't Say a Word , An Education , Eisenstein , Factotum , Family Ties , Footloose , From Hell , Full Frontal , Half Nelson , High and Low , High Tide , Horrible Bosses , Insomnia (2002) , Investigating Sex , Ip Man 2 , Iris , Iron Man 2 , The Karate Kid , K-PAX , Larry Crowne , The Last of England , Late Marriage , Lilian's Story , Linha de Passe , Love and Other Disasters , The Magdalene Sisters , The Magic FluteMaryam , Men in Black III , Mercano the Martian , Millennium Actress , Monday Morning , Monsters Inc. , Murder By Death , The Myth of the American Sleepover , No End in Sight , No Man's Land , Of Time and the City , The One , The Outsider , Persepolis , Piñero , Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time , Pulse , Rabbit-Proof Fence , [Rec]³: Genesis , Red Dragon , Requiem for a Dream , Road to Perdition , Rock of Ages , The Rules of Attraction , Schindler’s List , Secretary , Shadow of the Vampire , The Shipping News , Silver City , Sin City , Sweet Home Alabama , Swept Away... , The Terminal Man , Thirteen Ghosts , A Time For Drunken Horses , The Tin Drum , Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen , Truly Madly Deeply , Waiting for Happiness , World's Greatest Dad , The X-Files: I Want to Believe , YellowBrickRoad

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter , The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai... , Amelie , Away We Go , The Banishment , Barren Illusion , Bloody Sunday , Boggy Creek II: ... And the Legend Continues , Bronson , The Color of Pomegranates , Duel , Hopscotch , I Love You Phillip Morris , I Stand Alone , Life as a House , Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted , Minority Report , Moonlight Mile , Not Forgotten , Ocean's Eleven , One Hour Photo , Opium: Diary of a Madwoman , Personal Velocity , Pumpkin , Signs , Spy Game , Thirteen Days , Tootsie , Toys , Thesis , The Twilight Saga: Eclipse , An Unmarried Woman , Vampires Suck , Whale Rider

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Alexandra's Project , Bowling for Columbine , Chocolat , Cinema Paradiso , Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood , Get Low , The Hunter , The Incredibles , In the Realm of the Senses , Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back , Men in Black II , The Ninth Configuration , Paris , Passion Play , The Roommate , The Son , The Son of the Bride , The Son's Room , Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over , Used Cars , What Women Want 

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Cremains , Luck of the Draw , Rat , Ted , Unbreakable

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The Night Divides the Day