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Colossal (2016)
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Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in New York City, and move back home. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this phenomenon. (109 mins.)
Director: Nacho Vigalondo
 
2.
Lemon (2017)
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A man watches his life unravel after he is left by his girlfriend of 10 years. (83 mins.)
Director: Janicza Bravo
 
3.
Córki dancingu (2015)
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In Warsaw, a pair of mermaid sisters are adopted into a cabaret. While one seeks love with humans the other hungers to dine on the human population of the city. (92 mins.)
 
4.
Grave (2016)
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When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her. (99 mins.)
Director: Julia Ducournau
 
5.
It Comes at Night (2017)
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Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son. Then a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge. (91 mins.)
 
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The Florida Project (2017)
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Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World. (111 mins.)
Director: Sean Baker
 
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The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
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Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister. (121 mins.)
 
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Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle (1974)
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Herzog's film is based upon the true and mysterious story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to talk or walk, and bearing a strange note. (110 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
9.
Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen (1970)
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The inhabitants of an institution in a remote country rebel against their keepers. Their acts of rebellion are by turns humorous... (96 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
10.
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
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A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star's script only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship. (110 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
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Silver Bullets (2011)
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A young actress is cast as the lead in a werewolf film which leads to many unexpected consequences in her life. (69 mins.)
Director: Joe Swanberg
 
12.
Plemya (2014)
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A deaf mute boy joins a boarding school for similar children. Confronted by the violent and criminal antics of some of the other boys and girls, he struggles to conform and join the 'tribe'. (126 mins.)
 
13.
Dune (1984)
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A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor's rule. (137 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
14.
Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)
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A portrait of the effects of schizophrenia on family life is the central focus. (94 mins.)
Director: Harmony Korine
 
15.
Trash Humpers (2009)
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Follows the lives of a small group of sociopathic elderly people in Nashville, Tennessee. (78 mins.)
Director: Harmony Korine
 
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A Horrible Way to Die (2010)
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An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town. (87 mins.)
Director: Adam Wingard
 
17.
The Puffy Chair (2005)
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Josh Sagers drives cross-country on a mission to deliver his father's birthday gift - a giant purple LazyBoy. (85 mins.)
Director: Jay Duplass
 
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American Honey (2016)
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A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits. (163 mins.)
Director: Andrea Arnold
 
19.
Thou Wast Mild and Lovely (2014)
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There are places you go, where the things you do will matter to a lot of people. Then there are places you will go, where the things you will do matter only to a very few. But to those few, they will matter - a lot. (78 mins.)
 
20.
Butter on the Latch (2013)
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At a Balkan folk song and dance camp in the woods of Mendocino, California, Sarah reunites with her... (72 mins.)
 
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Happy Christmas (2014)
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After a break up, Jenny moves in with writer Kelly, her filmmaker husband, and their child. Despite a rocky start, Jenny's influence helps Kelly realize that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness. (82 mins.)
Director: Joe Swanberg
 
22.
Spellbound (1945)
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A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory. (111 mins.)
 
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Silent Rage (1982)
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A sheriff tries to stop the killing spree of a mute maniacal murderer who, as the result of years of medical experimentation, has the ability to self-heal. (103 mins.)
Director: Michael Miller
 
24.
Dead & Buried (1981)
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A suspense horror film set in a small coastal town where, after a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses begin to come back to life. (94 mins.)
Director: Gary A. Sherman
 
25.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
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In this darkly comic drama, a mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder, when they fail to catch the culprit. (115 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
 
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Topsy-Turvy (1999)
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Set in the 1880s, the story of how, during a creative dry spell, the partnership of the legendary musical/theatrical writers Gilbert and Sullivan almost dissolves, before they turn it all around and write the Mikado. (154 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
27.
Beau travail (1999)
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This film focuses on an ex-Foreign Legion officer as he recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in Africa. (92 mins.)
Director: Claire Denis
 
28.
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
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A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious "great whatsit." (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
29.
D.O.A. (1949)
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Frank Bigelow, told he's been poisoned and has only a few days to live, tries to find out who killed him and why. (83 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
30.
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
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A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene. (120 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
31.
Cameraperson (2016 Documentary)
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Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world. What emerges is a visually bold memoir and a revelatory interrogation of the power of the camera. (102 mins.)
Director: Kirsten Johnson
 
32.
Melvin and Howard (1980)
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The story of hard-luck Melvin E. Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes. (95 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
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Gates of Heaven (1978 Documentary)
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A documentary about a pet cemetery in California, and the people who have pets buried there. (85 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
34.
Lisa (1989)
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14-year-old Lisa is raised by her unmarried mother Katherine who overprotects her by forbidding her to date until she's 16... (95 mins.)
Director: Gary Sherman
 
35.
Something Wild (1986)
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A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-convict husband shows up. (114 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
36.
Life Is Sweet (1990)
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A waitress, her cook husband, & their twin daughters ponder their lives over a few weeks in a working-class suburb north of London. (103 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
37.
Naked (1993)
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Parallel tales of two sexually obsessed men, one hurting and annoying women physically and mentally, one wandering around the city talking to strangers and experiencing dimensions of life. (132 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
38.
News from Home (1977 Documentary)
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Chantal Akerman, the Belgian filmmaker, lives in New York. Filmed images of the City are accompanied... (85 mins.)
Director: Chantal Akerman
 
39.
Blood of Dracula (1957)
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Under hypnosis, a young woman turns into a vampire. (69 mins.)
 
40.
Death Line (1972)
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There's something pretty grisly going on under London in the Tube tunnels between Holborn and Russell Square... (87 mins.)
Director: Gary Sherman
 
41.
The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)
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An alien narrates the story of his dying planet, his and his people's visits to Earth and Earth's man-made demise, while human astronauts attempt to find an alternate planet for surviving humans to live on. (80 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
42.
Stroszek (1977)
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In Berlin, an alcoholic man, recently released from prison, joins his elderly friend and a prostitute in a determined dream to leave Germany and seek a better life in Wisconsin. (115 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
43.
Freaks (1932)
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A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance. (64 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
 
44.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past. (150 mins.)
Director: Rian Johnson
 
45.
My Friend Dahmer (2017)
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A young Jeffrey Dahmer struggles to belong in high school. (107 mins.)
Director: Marc Meyers
 
46.
Human Flow (2017 Documentary)
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Human Flow is director and artist Ai Weiwei's detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis. (140 mins.)
Director: Ai Weiwei
 
47.
The Square (2017)
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The Square is a poignant satirical drama reflecting our times - about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person's need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world. (142 mins.)
Director: Ruben Östlund