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1.

Whiplash (2014)

8.5/10

105 mins.

Drama

Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.

Dir: Damien Chazelle With: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist

2.

Feast (2014)

8.5/10

6 mins.

Animation | Comedy | Drama | Family | Romance

This Oscar-winning animated short film tells the story of one man's love life is seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share.

Dir: Patrick Osborne With: Tommy Snider, Ben Bledsoe, Katie Lowes, Brandon Scott

3.

Interstellar (2014)

8.4/10

169 mins.

Drama | Science fiction

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Dir: Christopher Nolan With: Ellen Burstyn, Matthew McConaughey, Mackenzie Foy, John Lithgow

4.

Room (2015)

8.2/10

117 mins.

Drama

Jack is a young boy of 5 years old who has lived all his life in one room. He believes everything within it are the only real things in the world. But what will happen when his Ma suddenly tells him that there are other things outside of Room?

Dir: Lenny Abrahamson With: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson

5.

Wolf Children (2012)

8.2/10

117 mins.

Animation | Drama | Family | Fantasy

Hana, a nineteen-year-old college student, falls in love with a man only for him to reveal his secret; he is a Wolf Man. Eventually the couple bear two children together; a son and daughter they name Ame and Yuki who both inherit the ability to transform into wolves from their father. When the man Hana fell in love with suddenly dies, she makes the decision to move to a rural town isolated from society to continue raising the children in protection.

Dir: Mamoru Hosoda With: Aoi Miyazaki, Takao Ohsawa, Haru Kuroki, Yukito Nishii

6.

Mommy (2014)

8.2/10

138 mins.

Drama

A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household.

Dir: Xavier Dolan With: Anne Dorval, Suzanne Clément, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Patrick Huard

7.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

8.2/10

142 mins.

Crime | Drama

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

Dir: Frank Darabont With: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

8.

The Way He Looks (2014)

8.2/10

100 mins.

Drama | Romance

Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.

Dir: Daniel Ribeiro With: Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim, Lúcia Romano

9.

Short Term 12 (2013)

8.1/10

96 mins.

Drama

A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.

Dir: Destin Daniel Cretton With: Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., Stephanie Beatriz, Rami Malek

10.

The Imitation Game (2014)

8.1/10

113 mins.

Drama | History | Thriller | War

Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.

Dir: Morten Tyldum With: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear

11.

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)

8.1/10

137 mins.

Animation | Drama | Fantasy

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

Dir: Isao Takahata With: Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss

12.

The Intouchables (2011)

8.1/10

112 mins.

Comedy | Drama

A true story of two men who should never have met - a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.

Dir: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano With: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

13.

La Haine (1995)

8/10

98 mins.

Drama

Abdel, a local hoodlum, is hospitalized after a riot, where a policeman lost his gun. His friend Vinz finds it and claims he will kill a cop if Abdel dies.

Dir: Mathieu Kassovitz With: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, Saïd Taghmaoui, Abdel Ahmed Ghili

14.

Life Is Beautiful (1997)

8/10

116 mins.

Comedy | Drama

A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up he tries to convince his son that the whole thing is just a game.

Dir: Roberto Benigni With: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

15.

Gone Girl (2014)

8/10

145 mins.

Drama | Mystery | Thriller

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Dir: David Fincher With: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

16.

The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

8/10

125 mins.

Drama | Romance

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

Dir: Josh Boone With: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern

17.

The Normal Heart (2014)

7.9/10

133 mins.

Drama

The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial.

Dir: Ryan Murphy With: Mark Ruffalo, Jonathan Groff, Frank De Julio, William DeMeritt

18.

The Theory of Everything (2014)

7.9/10

123 mins.

Drama | Romance

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

Dir: James Marsh With: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior, Sophie Perry

19.

Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)

7.9/10

159 mins.

Action | Comedy | Drama | Romance

A young mute girl from Pakistan loses herself in India with no way to head back. A devoted man with a magnanimous spirit undertakes the task to get her back to her motherland and unite her with her family.

Dir: Kabir Khan With: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Harshaali Malhotra

20.

The Dark Knight (2008)

7.9/10

152 mins.

Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller

Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

Dir: Christopher Nolan With: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

21.

The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

7.9/10

129 mins.

Crime | Drama | Mystery | Romance

A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.

Dir: Juan José Campanella With: Soledad Villamil, Ricardo Darín, Carla Quevedo, Pablo Rago

22.

Victoria (2015)

7.9/10

138 mins.

Crime | Drama | Thriller

A young Spanish woman who has newly moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret.

Dir: Sebastian Schipper With: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski, Burak Yigit

23.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

7.9/10

99 mins.

Comedy | Drama

The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.

Dir: Wes Anderson With: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody

24.

The Pacific (2010)

7.9/10

540 mins.

Action | Adventure | Drama | History | War

A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.

Dir: None With: None

25.

Her (2013)

7.9/10

126 mins.

Drama | Romance | Science fiction

In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theordore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.

Dir: Spike Jonze With: Joaquin Phoenix, Lynn Adrianna, Lisa Renee Pitts, Gabe Gomez

26.

Incendies (2010)

7.9/10

130 mins.

Drama | Mystery | War

A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad's acclaimed play, Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults' voyage to the core of deep-rooted hatred, never-ending wars and enduring love.

Dir: Denis Villeneuve With: Mustafa Kamel, Hussein Sami, Rémy Girard, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin

27.

Rush (2013)

7.9/10

123 mins.

Action | Drama

A biography of Formula 1 champion driver Niki Lauda and the 1976 crash that almost claimed his life. Mere weeks after the accident, he got behind the wheel to challenge his rival, James Hunt.

Dir: Ron Howard With: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara

28.

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

7.9/10

180 mins.

Comedy | Crime | Drama

A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.

Dir: Martin Scorsese With: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey

29.

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (2016)

7.9/10

90 mins.

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson find themselves in 1890s London in this holiday special.

Dir: Douglas Mackinnon With: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

30.

12 Years a Slave (2013)

7.9/10

134 mins.

Drama | History

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

Dir: Steve McQueen With: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dwight Henry, Dickie Gravois, Bryan Batt

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