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1.
Unbroken (2014)
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After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. (137 mins.)
Director: Angelina Jolie
 
2.
Top Five (2014)
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A comedian tries to make it as a serious actor when his reality-TV star fiancée talks him into broadcasting their wedding on her TV show. (102 mins.)
Director: Chris Rock
 
3.
Pasolini (2014)
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A kaleidoscopic look at the last day of Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini in 1975. (84 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
 
4.
The Look of Silence (2014 Documentary)
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A family that survives the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers. (103 mins.)
 
5.
Mr. Turner (2014)
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An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life. (150 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
6.
Lyle (2014)
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A mother's grief over the death of her toddler leads to horror. (65 mins.)
 
7.
Giuseppe Makes a Movie (2014 Documentary)
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In Ventura, CA, Giuseppe Andrews makes movies in his trailer park where he grew up. A former child actor in some big movies (Independence Day... (82 mins.)
Director: Adam Rifkin
 
8.
Efes beyahasei enosh (2014)
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A unit of female Israeli soldiers at a remote desert base bide their time as they count down the minutes until they can return to civilian life. (97 mins.)
Director: Talya Lavie
 
9.
Keep on Keepin' On (2014 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows jazz legend Clark Terry over four years to document the mentorship between Terry and 23-year-old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin as the young man prepares to compete in an elite, international competition. (84 mins.)
Director: Alan Hicks
 
10.
Kis Uykusu (2014)
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Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he... (196 mins.)
 
11.
Starred Up (2013)
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Eric Love is a 19 year old teenager who is so violent he has been 'Starred Up' (Moved to Adult prison)... (106 mins.)
Director: David Mackenzie
 
12.
Turist (2014)
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A family vacationing in the French Alps is confronted with a devastating avalanche. (120 mins.)
Director: Ruben Östlund
 
13.
Big Eyes (2014)
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A drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s. (106 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
14.
Leviafan (2014)
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In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family. (140 mins.)
 
15.
Actress (2014 Documentary)
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When Brandy decides to reclaim her life as an actor, the domestic world she's carefully created crumbles around her... (86 mins.)
Director: Robert Greene
 
16.
Late Phases (2014)
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When deadly beasts attack from the forest, it is up to a grizzled veteran to uncover what the residents of a secluded retirement community are hiding. (95 mins.)
 
17.
The Other Woman (2014)
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After discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly soon meets the wife he's been betraying. And when yet another love affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot revenge on the three-timing S.O.B. (109 mins.)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
 
18.
The Boxtrolls (2014)
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A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. (96 mins.)
 
19.
Relatos salvajes (2014)
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Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress. (122 mins.)
Director: Damián Szifron
 
20.
Last Days in Vietnam (2014 Documentary)
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During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as... (98 mins.)
Director: Rory Kennedy
 
21.
The Salt of the Earth (2014 Documentary)
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The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world. (110 mins.)
 
22.
National Gallery (2014 Documentary)
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A documentary that goes inside one of the great museums of the world: The National Gallery in London. (180 mins.)
 
23.
Deux jours, une nuit (2014)
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Liège, Belgium. Sandra is a factory worker who discovers that her workmates have opted for a EUR1,000 bonus in exchange for her dismissal. She has only a weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses in order to keep her job. (95 mins.)
 
24.
Adieu au langage (2014)
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The idea is simple: A married woman and a single man meet. They love, they argue, fists fly. A dog strays between town and country... (70 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
25.
Soft in the Head (2013)
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"Thrown out of her New York City apartment, Natalia, a 25-year-old hot mess, relies on the kindness of friends and strangers... (71 mins.)
Director: Nathan Silver
 
26.
The Immigrant (2013)
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1921. An innocent immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island. (120 mins.)
Director: James Gray
 
27.
Calvary (2014)
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After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him. (102 mins.)
 
28.
Crimes Against Humanity (2014)
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After cheating on her mean boyfriend, Lewis, Brownie is hospitalized by a series of severe accidents... (77 mins.)
Director: Jerzy Rose
 
29.
Enemy (2013)
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A man seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie. (91 mins.)
 
30.
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
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65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called 'moonlight murders' begin again... (86 mins.)
 
31.
Happy Valley (2014 Documentary)
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A documentary that observes the year after Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's arrest on child sex abuse charges. (98 mins.)
Director: Amir Bar-Lev
 
32.
Adult World (2013)
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A naive college graduate, Amy, who believes she's destined to be a great poet, begrudgingly accepts a job in a shop while she pursues a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings. (97 mins.)
Director: Scott Coffey
 
33.
Durak (2014)
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Dima Nikitin is an ordinary honest plumber who suddenly decides to face the corrupt system of local politics in order to save the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dormitory, which is about to collapse. (116 mins.)
Director: Yuriy Bykov
 
34.
Open Windows (2014)
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A jilted fan soon finds himself pulled into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse after he accepts the opportunity to spy on his favorite actress via his laptop. (100 mins.)
Director: Nacho Vigalondo
 
35.
Honeymoon (2014)
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A newlywed couple finds their lake-country honeymoon descend into chaos after Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. (87 mins.)
Director: Leigh Janiak