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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Miloš Forman Cover Art

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Nominated for nine Academy Awards and winner of five, including the top categories of Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay. Randle Patrick McMurphy (multi-Oscar winner Jack Nicholson -- "Something's Gotta Give," "As Good As It Gets") is a free-spirited, small-time convict who fakes being crazy so he can get transferred from the state penitentiary to what he thinks will be a more comfortable state mental hospital. But his contagious sense of delightful chaos clashes with the numbing routine of the hospital and the woman in charge of making sure nothing disrupts the sedate mood of the floor, Nurse Ratched (Oscar-winner Louise Fletcher -- "Cruel Intentions," "2 Days in the Valley"). Based on Ken Kesey's acclaimed bestseller. The superb cast also includes Emmy-winner Danny DeVito ("Big Fish," "L.A. Confidential"), Emmy-winner Christopher Lloyd (the "Back to the Future" trilogy, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit") and Brad Dourif (the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "Murder in the First").

© 1975 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Mary Poppins - Robert Stevenson Cover Art

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Join the "practically perfect" Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) for a "Jolly Holiday" as she magically turns every chore into a game and every day into a whimsical adventure. Along the way, you'll be enchanted by unforgettable characters such as the multitalented chimney sweep Bert (Dick Van Dyke). You won't need a "Spoonful Of Sugar" to love every moment of this timeless Disney classic!

© 1964 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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King Kong (1933) - Merion C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack Cover Art

King Kong (1933)

King Kong (1933)

"It was beauty killed the beast." The original and still the best of the great ape series. On a mysterious and dangerous island, a film producer captures a giant ape and brings him back to New York in the hopes of capitalizing on his prize. But the imprisoned ape, known as Kong, has the hots for screen beauty Fay Wray ("The Cob Web," "The Most Dangerous Game") and escapes in pursuit of her. Before his famous and tragic fall from the Empire State Building, he wreaks havoc on the city. A classic beauty and the beast story that features some of the finest stop-motion effects ever filmed. Recently selected as one of the top 50 American films of all time by the prestigious American Film Institute and inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry. Co-starring Robert Armstrong ("Mighty Joe Young") and Bruce Cabot ("Angel and the Badman").

© TM & 1933 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.

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Hans Christian Andersen - Charles Vidor Cover Art

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen

In the story, Hans Christian Andersen, a shoemaker, is booted out of his own village by the Town Council at the request of the local schoolmaster, who would rather the children of the village attend school than listen to Hans's fairy tales. Not wishing Hans to undergo any humiliation, his apprentice Peter convinces him to go to Copenhagen, before Hans can find out what the Town Council has decided. Peter goes with him. In the final scene, we see the now celebrated Hans, surrounded by the children and all the adults (including the schoolmaster) , having even more success than before telling stories.

© 1952 Samuel Goldwyn Productions. Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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House of Frankenstein - Erle C. Kenton Cover Art

House of Frankenstein

House of Frankenstein

Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney Jr. star in House of Frankenstein, the classic horror thriller about revenge and madness. A deranged scientist, Gustav Niemann (Karloff), escapes from prison and overtakes the director of a traveling chamber of horrors. Niemann pulls the stake out of a skeleton, reviving the infamous Count Dracula (John Carradine) and commands him to kill the man responsible for his imprisonment. Journeying to the ruins of Frankenstein’s infamous laboratory, Niemann finds the frozen forms of the Frankenstein Monster (Glenn Strange) and the Wolf Man (Chaney) buried in an underground cavern. Niemann revives both creatures seeking revenge on those who testified against his macabre experiments with corpses but his plans backfire leading to a thrilling culmination.

© 1944 Universal Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

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The Sound of Music - Robert Wise Cover Art

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Rodgers & Hammerstein's® cinematic treasure, “The Sound of Music” is the winner of five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture. In this true-life story, Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria, a spirited young Austrian woman who leaves the convent to become a governess for Captain von Trapp’s (Christopher Plummer) seven unruly children. Her charm and songs soon win the hearts of the children – and their father. But when Nazi Germany unites with Austria, Maria is forced to attempt a daring escape with her new family.

© 1965 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

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Alice In Wonderland (1951) - Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson & Hamilton Luske Cover Art

Alice In Wonderland (1951)

Alice In Wonderland (1951)

Experience the magic and majesty of this ultimate collector's dream. Featuring Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix, this remarkable digital restoration boasts pristine sound and unparalleled picture quality. Join Alice as she chases the White Rabbit and journeys into a topsy-turvy world that gets "curiouser and curiouser" as her fantastical adventures unfold. Meet the Mad Hatter, March Hare, Tweedledee & Tweedledum, the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts and more unforgettable characters, all set against a backdrop of awe-inspiring splendor.

© Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

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Cat On a Hot Tin Roof (1958) - Richard Brooks Cover Art

Cat On a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Cat On a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Thrilling performances by Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor and Burl Ives make this adaptation of Tennessee Williams's story about a wealthy plantation owner succumbing to cancer one of the most acclaimed movies in history.

© 1958 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) - David Hand Cover Art

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Forever enchanting and inspiring, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs embodies The Walt Disney Signature Collection’s legacy of animation. In this epic story of love and friendship, the kind and beautiful princess Snow White wins the hearts of the Seven Dwarfs and triumphs over the evil plans of a wicked Queen. Discover the movie called “The Greatest Animated Film Of All Time”! Complete with the Digital Exclusive Walt Disney Short: “Hungry Hobos” featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

© 1937 Walt Disney Pictures

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Grease - Randal Kleiser Cover Art

Grease

Grease

John Travolta solidified his position as the most versatile and magnetic screen presence of the decade in this film version of the smash hit play Grease. Recording star Olivia Newton–John made her American film debut as Sandy, Travolta's naive love interest. The impressive supporting cast reads like a "who's who" in this quintessential musical about the fabulous '50s. Grease is not just a nostalgic look at a simpler decade – it's an energetic and exciting musical homage to the age of rock 'n' roll.

© 2005 Paramount Pictures

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Saturday Night Fever - John Badham Cover Art

Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever

Experience the film that catapulted John Travolta to superstardom, garnered him an Oscar® nomination and captivated audiences the world over. Plus, get the Director's Cut, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the iconic film in iTunes Extras! Travolta commands the screen as Tony Manero, a restless Brooklyn rebel who escapes problems at home and an uncertain future every Saturday night when he shines as king of the disco dance floor. Both the sensational dancing and moving story are driven by the timeless music soundtrack that will forever define its era.

© TM & Copyright 1977 by Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved. TM, and Copyright 2006 by Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

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The Sting - George Roy Hill Cover Art

The Sting

The Sting

Winner of 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, The Sting stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford as two con men in 1930s Chicago. After a friend is killed by the mob, they try to get even by attempting to pull off the ultimate "sting." No one is to be trusted as the twists unfold, leading up to one of the greatest double-crosses in movie history. The con is on!

© 1973 Universal Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

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Casablanca - Michael Curtiz Cover Art

Casablanca

Casablanca

Casablanca: easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if you're wanted by the Nazis. Such a man is Resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), whose only hope is Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one, especially Victor's wife Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), the ex-lover who broke his heart. Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo's transport out of the country and bitter Rick must decide what counts more - personal happiness or countless lives hanging in the balance.

© 1943 Turner Entertainment Co. All rights reserved.

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Roman Holiday - Unknown Cover Art

Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

Audrey Hepburn's Oscar-winning performance in her first starring role. Roman Holiday was nominated for ten Academy Awards, and Audrey Hepburn captured an Oscar for her portrayal of a modern-day princess, rebelling against the royal obligations, who explores Rome on her own. She meets Gregory Peck, an American newspaperman who, seeking an exclusive story, pretends ignorance of her true identity. But his plan falters as they fall in love. Eddie Albert contributes to the fun as Peck's carefree cameraman pal. Stylishly directed by William Wyler, this romantic comedy ranks as one of the most enjoyable films of all times.

© 2007 by Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off - John Hughes Cover Art

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Ferris Bueller. Larger than life. Blessed with a magical sense of serendipity. He's a model for all those who take themselves too seriously. A guy who knows the value of a day off. Ferris Bueller's Day Off chronicles the events in the day of a rather magical young man, Ferris (Matthew Broderick). One spring day, toward the end of his senior year, Ferris gives in to an overwhelming urge to cut school and head for downtown Chicago with his girl (Mia Sara) and his best friend (Alan Ruck), to see the sights, experience a day of freedom and show that with a little ingenuity, a bit of courage and a red Ferrari, life at 17 can be a joy!

© 1986 by Paramount Pictures

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Pinocchio - Ben Sharpsteen & Hamilton Luske Cover Art

Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Walt Disney’s beloved classic PINOCCHIO reminds us all that dreams really do come true... and never more brilliantly than in this restored and remastered Special Edition of the timeless tale that makes every Disney collection complete! It is the little wooden puppet’s greatest wish to become a real boy. But first he must prove himself worthy, so with the help of his Cricket conscience, Jiminy, Pinocchio promises to be brave, loyal and honest. Unfortunately, when he breaks his promises and his nose begins to grow and grow and grow - it leads to a challenging test of his true character. Full of Academy Award®-winning* music, brilliant animation and a heartwarming story that has inspired million, PINOCCHIO reminds us all of the power of love, family and believing in your dreams. *1940, Best original Score and Song.

© 1940 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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To Kill a Mockingbird - Robert Mulligan Cover Art

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Gregory Peck won an Oscar® for his brilliant performance as the Southern lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape in this film version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The way in which it captures a time, a place, and above all, a mood, makes this film a masterpiece. The setting is a dusty Southern town during the Depression. A white woman accuses a black man of rape. Though he is obviously innocent, the outcome of his trial is such a foregone conclusion that no lawyer will step forward to defend him – except Peck, the town's most distinguished citizen. His compassionate defense costs him many friendships but earns him the respect and admiration of his two motherless children.

© 1963 Pakula-Mulligan Productions, Inc. & Brentwood Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Bambi - David D. Hand Cover Art

Bambi

Bambi

This grand adventure is full of humor, heart, and the most beloved characters of all time -- Bambi, the wide-eyed fawn, his playful pal Thumper, the lovable skunk Flower, and wise Friend Owl. Featuring breathtakingly beautiful artwork and Academy Award- nominated music (1942, Best Scoring Of A Dramatic Or Comedy Picture and Best Song, "Love Is A Song") Bambi's story unfolds from season to season as the young prince of the forest learns valuable lessons about friendship, love, and the miracle of life. Everyone will be "twitterpated" by this endearing classic tale of BAMBI, one of Walt Disney's greatest triumphs and a film experience you'll never forget.

© 1942 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan - Gilles Penso Cover Art

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

The remarkable career of the movie industry's most admired and influential special-effects auteur, the legendary Ray Harryhausen, is the subject of Gilles Pensos definitive documentary Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan. Leaving no doubt as to Harryhausen's seminal influence on modern-day special effects, the documentary features enlightening and entertaining interviews with the man himself, Randy Cook, Peter Jackson, Nick Park, Phil Tippet, Terry Gilliam, Dennis Muren, John Landis, Guillermo Del Toro, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg and many more. These filmmakers, who today push the boundaries of special effects movie-making, pay tribute to the father of Stop Motion animation and films such as The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, It Came From Beneath The Sea, The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad, Mysterious Island, Jason And The Argonauts and The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad, the films that enthralled them as children and inspired them to become filmmakers in their own right.

© 2013 Arrow Films

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Airplane! - Jim Abrahams, David Zucker & Jerry Zucker Cover Art

Airplane!

Airplane!

The persons and events in this film are fictitious - fortunately! A masterpiece of off-the-wall comedy, Airplane! features Robert Hays as an ex-fighter pilot forced to take over the controls of an airliner when the flight crew succumbs to food poisoning; Julie Hagerty as his girlfriend/stewardess/co-pilot; and a cast of all-stars including Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar... and more. Their hilarious high jinks spoof airplane disaster flicks, religious zealots, television commercials, romantic love... the list whirls by in rapid succession. And the story races from one moment of zany fun to the next.

© 1980 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

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A Bridge Too Far - Richard Attenborough Cover Art

A Bridge Too Far

A Bridge Too Far

In September 1944, flush with success after the Normandy Invasion, the Allies confidently launched Operation Market Garden, a wild scheme intended to put an early end to the fighting by invading Germany and smashing the Reich's war plants. But a combination of battlefield politics, faulty intelligence, bad luck and even worse weather led to disaster beyond the Allies' darkest fears.

© 1977 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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A Fistful of Dollars - Sergio Leone Cover Art

A Fistful of Dollars

A Fistful of Dollars

A pancho-clad, cigar-chewing, mysterious 'Man with No Name' rides into a small frontier town which is embroiled in a struggle for power between two families. He hires himself out as a mercenary, first to one faction and then to the other, with no regard for honor or morality. He plays both sides against the middle, collecting his money, until he eventually destroys both, leaving the town to the bartender, coffin-maker and bell ringer as he rides off into the desert from whence he came. Based on Akira Kurosawa's 1961 film Yojimbo.

© 1967 UNIDIS, S.A.R.L.

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Gone With the Wind - Victor Fleming Cover Art

Gone With the Wind

Gone With the Wind

Now completely remastered, revisit Margaret Mitchell's epic American classic, winner of 10 Academy Awards! On the eve of the American Civil War, rich, beautiful and self-centered Scarlett O'Hara has everything she could want - except the handsome Ashley Wilkes. When war devastates the South, Scarlett must concern herself with more important things than girlhood love. As the nation and the world changes around her, Scarlet finds an adult tenacity that carries her through all obstacles, still in pursuit of what she wants - the man that got away. Sparks fly along the way as the wily Rhett Butler comes in and out of her life - the only man she has met who is a match for her strong will. Only after Rhett walks out on her does Scarlett realize what she has lost... and decides to win him back. Starring Oscar-winners Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Olivia de Havilland, Thomas Mitchell, and Oscar-nominated Leslie Howard. Ranked as the #2 Greatest Love Story of all time by AFI.

© Turner Entertainment Co. & The Stephens Mitchell Trusts. Turner Entertainment Co.

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Singin' In the Rain - Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly Cover Art

Singin' In the Rain

Singin' In the Rain

Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star in one of the greatest musicals ever filmed. Musician Don Lockwood (Kelly) rises to stardom during Hollywood's silent-movie era--paired with the beautiful, jealous and dumb Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen). When Lockwood becomes attracted to young studio singer Kathy Selden (Reynolds), Lamont has her fired. But with the introduction of talking pictures, audiences laugh when they hear Lockwood speak for the first time--and the studio uses Selden to dub her voice.

© (c) 1952 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Dark Victory - Edmund Goulding Cover Art

Dark Victory

Dark Victory

Acclaimed Academy Award-winner and Emmy-winner Bette Davis ("All About Eve," "What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?") stars in this three-hanky drama as a hedonistic socialite who is diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor and learns to value the simple things in life. Co-starring Oscar-winner Humphrey Bogart ("Casablanca," "The African Queen," "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"), former president Ronald Reagan ("The Killers," "Knute Rockney, All American"), Oscar-nominee Geraldine Fitzgerald ("Wuthering Heights"), Oscar-nominee Henry Travers ("It's A Wonderful Life"), and George Brent ("Jezebel"). Davis' emotional performance earned her an Oscar nomination. An outstanding Hollywood production, it was nominated for Best Picture and Best Music.

© 1939 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Citizen Kane  - Orson Welles Cover Art

Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane

1940. Alone at his fantastic estate known as Xanadu, 70-year-old Charles Foster Kane dies, uttering only the single word Rosebud. So ends the odyssey of a life ... and begins a fabulous tale of the rise to wealth and power--and ultimate fall--of a complex man: A boy abandoned by his parents inherits a fortune, builds a global newspaper empire and aspires to become President of the United States, but he loses everything over an affair with an untalented nightclub singer. This fascinating story unfolds through the eyes of the people important to the tycoon—each showing a different aspect of Citizen Kane. Frequently regarded as the best American film ever made; winner of an Academy Award® for Best Writing, Original Screenplay; and nominated for an additional eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor.

© 1941 RKO Pictures, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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The Iron Giant - Brad Bird Cover Art

The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant

Something humongous is among us! A young boy rescues a huge robot which has rocketed to earth from space - and tries to protect the genial giant from a nosy government agent and the military. A captivating animated feature that's part metal, part magic and all heart.

© 1999 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Three Days of the Condor - Sydney Pollack Cover Art

Three Days of the Condor

Three Days of the Condor

In Sydney Pollack's critically acclaimed suspense-thriller, Robert Redford (SPY GAME) stars as CIA Agent Joe Turner. Code name: Condor. When his entire office is massacred, Turner goes on the run from his enemies…and his so-called allies. After reporting the murders to his superiors, the organization wants to bring Condor in – but somebody is trying to take him out. In his frantic hunt for answers, and in a desperate run for his life, Turner abducts photographer Kathy Hale) Faye Dunaway, THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR), eventually seducing her into helping him. Every twist leads Condor to the end of his nerves…and will take you to the edge of your seat. With nowhere to turn and no one to trust, Turner realizes his most dangerous enemy may be closer than he ever feared. And as he zeroes in on the truth, he discovers there are some secrets people would kill to keep.

© 1975 Dino De Laurentis Corporation. 2006 Paramount Pictures.

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The Fountainhead - King Vidor Cover Art

The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead

An idealistic architect battles corrupt business interest and his love for a married woman in this well-made drama starring Oscar and Golden Globe-winner Gary Cooper ("High Noon," "The Pride of the Yankees"). Co-starring Oscar-nominee Raymond Massey ("Arsenic and Old Lace," "How the West Was Won") and Oscar and Golden Globe-winner Patricia Neal ("Breakfast at Tiffany's"). Directed by Oscar-honoree King Vidor ("War and Peace," "The Champ").

1949 © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Sergio Leone Cover Art

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Set during the Civil War, three disparate drifters... (the poncho-clad, cigar-chewing, silent but supremely confident "Man With No Name"--The Good; the evil bounty hunter--The Bad; and a renegade Mexican bandit--The Ugly)... search for a Confederate cash box containing $200,000, which is hidden in a distant cemetery in an unmarked grave. Their journey will carry them through the ferocity of the Civil War landscape. Sometimes they masquerade as Confederates, and others as Yankees. When they arrive at the cemetery and find the treasure is when the REAL violence begins...

© 1966 Alberto Grimaldi Productions S.A. All Rights Reserved.

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark - Steven Spielberg Cover Art

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Get ready for edge-of-your-seat thrills in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. Indy (Harrison Ford) and his feisty ex-flame Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen) dodge booby-traps, fight Nazis and stare down snakes in their incredible worldwide quest for the mystical Ark of the Covenant. Experience one exciting cliffhanger after another when you discover adventure with the one and only Indiana Jones.

TM & © 1981 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorization

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West Side Story - Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise Cover Art

West Side Story

West Side Story

Two gangs from opposite sides of the street. One romance that dared to cross the line. In 1961, this movie adaptation of the Broadway smash-hit musical West Side Story broke box office records and won an incredible 10 Academy Awards, more than any other musical before or since. On the streets of New York City, two gangs (the Sharks and the Jets) battle for territory and respect. But when Tony, the leader of the Jets, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Sharks leader Bernardo, a chain of events is set in motion that will tear their worlds apart forever. Featuring music from Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, and songs like “America,” “Somewhere,” and “Tonight,” this timeless story of star crossed lovers and rival gangs races to a shattering climax you will never forget.

© 1961 Metro-Goldywn-Mayer Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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The Searchers - John Ford Cover Art

The Searchers

The Searchers

Working together for the 12th time, John Wayne and director John Ford forged The Searchers into an indelible image of the frontier and the men and women who challenged it. Wayne plays ex-Confederate soldier Ethan Edwards, a believer more in bullets than in words. He's seeking his niece, captured by Comanches who massacred his family. He won't surrender to hunger, thirst, the elements or loneliness. And in his obsessive, five-year quest, Ethan encounters something he didn't expect to find: his own humanity.

© Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Breakfast At Tiffany's - Blake Edwards Cover Art

Breakfast At Tiffany's

Breakfast At Tiffany's

Winner of two Oscars, the romantic comedy that sparkles like diamonds! The names Audrey Hepburn and Holly Golightly have become synonymous since this dazzling romantic comedy was translated to the screen from Truman Capote's best-selling novella. Holly is a deliciously eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian Millionaire. George Peppard plays her next-door neighbor, a writer who is "sponsored" by a wealthy Patricia Neal. Guessing who's the right man for Holly is easy. Seeing just how that romance blossoms is one of the enduring delights of this gem-like treat set to Henry Mancini's Oscar-winning score and the Oscar-winning Mancini-Johnny Mercer song "Moon River."

© 2008 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

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Rear Window (1954) - Alfred Hitchcock Cover Art

Rear Window (1954)

Rear Window (1954)

None of Hitchcock's films has ever given a clearer view of his genius for suspense than Rear Window. When professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg, he becomes obsessed with watching the private dramas of his neighbors play out across the courtyard. When he suspects a salesman may have murdered his nagging wife, Jeffries enlists the help of his glamorous socialite girlfriend (Grace Kelly) to investigate the highly suspicious chain of events… Events that ultimately lead to one of the most memorable and gripping endings in all of film history.

© 1954 Patron, Inc. Renewed 1982 Samuel Taylor & Patricia Hitchcock O'Connell, as Co-Trustees. All Rights Reserved.

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Ghost - Jerry Zucker Cover Art

Ghost

Ghost

Think of the most touching love story you ever saw. Think, too of the brightest comedy, the most astonishing supernatural tale and a sleek mystery-thriller. Did you come up with four separate films? Or are you among the millions of fans and critics who've discovered Ghost, the No. 1 film of 1990? Ghost will surprise you, delight you, make you believe. Patrick Swayze plays a ghost who teams with a psychic (Whoopi Goldberg) to uncover the truth behind his murder - and to rescue his sweetheart (Demi Moore) from a similar fate. "The word of mouth is that Ghost is a must-see romance," says Entertainment Weekly. Ditto to that!

© 2004 Paramount Pictures

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North By Northwest - Alfred Hitchcock Cover Art

North By Northwest

North By Northwest

Selected as one of the top 50 American films of all time by the prestigious American Film Institute, and considered by many critics to be Hitchcock's greatest film, this fast-paced thriller stars Oscar-winner Cary Grant ("Notorious," "The Philadelphia Story") as a Madison Avenue advertising exec who is mistaken for someone else and kidnapped by a group of international spies, headed by James Mason ("A Star Is Born," "Lolita"). After a hair-raising escape, he is framed for a murder he didn't commit and goes on the run with the lovely Eva Marie Saint ("Superman Returns," "On the Waterfront"). Famous for a wild plane attack and a harrowing chase across the faces of Mount Rushmore, this is quintessential Hitchcock ("Psycho," "The Birds"). With Academy Award-winner Martin Landau ("Ed Wood," "The Majestic") as Mason's evil henchman, this film is the rare combination of action, suspense and humor.

© 1959 Turner Entertainment Co.

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The Last Emperor - Bernardo Bertolucci Cover Art

The Last Emperor

The Last Emperor

Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor won nine Academy Awards, unexpectedly sweeping every category in which it was nominated, quite a feat for a challenging, multilayered epic directed by an Italian and starring an international cast. Yet the power and scope of the film was, and remains, undeniable, the life of Emperor Pu Yi, who took the throne at age three, in 1908, before witnessing decades of cultural and political upheaval, within and without the walls of the Forbidden City. Recreating Ching dynasty China with astonishing detail and unparalleled craftsmanship by cinematographer Vittorio Storaro and production designer Ferdinando Scarfiotti, The Last Emperor is also an intimate character study of one man reconciling personal responsibility and political legacy.

© 1987 Yanco Films Limited and Tao Films, s.r.l.

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To Catch a Thief (1955) - Alfred Hitchcock Cover Art

To Catch a Thief (1955)

To Catch a Thief (1955)

Cary Grant plays John Robie, reformed jewel thief who was once known as "The Cat," in this suspenseful Alfred Hitchcock classic thriller. Robie is suspected of a new rash of gem thefts in the luxury hotels of the French Riviera, and he must set out to clear himself. Meeting pampered heiress Frances (Grace Kelly), he sees a chance to bait the mysterious thief with her mother's (Jessie Royce Landis) fabulous jewels. His plan backfires, however, but France, who believes him guilty, proves her love by helping him escape. In a spine-tingling climax, the real criminal is exposed.

© 2002 by Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

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Sunset Boulevard (1950) - Billy Wilder Cover Art

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Gloria Swanson, as Norma Desmond, an aging silent-film queen, and William Holden, as the struggling young screenwriter who is held in thrall by her madness, created two of the screen's most memorable characters in "Sunset Boulevard." Winner of three Academy Awards®, director Billy Wilder's powerful orchestration of the bizarre tale is a true cinematic classic. From the unforgettable opening sequence -- a body found floating in a decayed mansion's swimming pool -- through the inevitable unfolding of tragic destiny, "Sunset Boulevard" is the definitive statement on the dark and desperate side of Hollywood. Erich von Stroheim as Desmond's discoverer, ex-husband and butler, and Nancy Olson as the bright spot amidst unrelenting ominousness, are equally celebrated for their masterful performances.

© 1950 by Paramount Pictures; Renewed 1978. All Rights Reserved.TM & 2008 by Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

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The Music Man - Morton Dacosta Cover Art

The Music Man

The Music Man

Robert Preston encores his Broadway triumph as Professor Harold Hill; Academy Award winner Shirley Jones stars as Marian the Librarian; and all the wonderful music, color and small-town charm of River City, Iowa, in 1912 come to life in this charming romance of a con man who falls in love and stays when he should take the money and get out of town. But just as Hill is expecting the townspeople to realize they have been duped, he witnesses a musical miracle ... which he leads as The Music Man.

© 1962 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - Stanley Donen Cover Art

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

When the eldest of seven Oregon frontier brothers announces his marriage plans, the others follow his advice and kidnap six beautiful women of their own. It's a rollicking musical delight as the brothers compete for the women's affections with raucous song and dance. Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Screenplay, it won an Oscar for its outstanding musical score. Starring Howard Keel ("Kiss Me Kate," TV's "Dallas"), Jane Powell ("Royal Wedding"), Oscar-nominee Russ Tamblyn ("Peyton Place") and the original "Catwoman," Julie Newmar (TV's "Batman"). Directed by Stanley Donen ("Singin' In the Rain," "Damn Yankees").

© 1954 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Blazing Saddles - Mel Brooks Cover Art

Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles

The railroad's got to run through the town of Rock Ridge. How do you drive out the townfolk in order to steal their land? Send in the toughest gang you've got...and name a new sheriff who'll last about 24 hours. But that's not really the plot of Blazing Saddles, just the pretext. Once Mel Brooks' lunatic film many call his best gets started, logic is lost in a blizzard of gags, jokes, quips, puns, howlers, growlers and outrageous assaults upon good taste or any taste at all. Cleavon Little as the new lawman, Gene Wilder as the wacko Waco Kid, Brooks himself as a dim-witted politico and Madeline Kahn in her Marlene Dietrich send-up that earned an Academy Award nomination all give this sagebrush saga their lunatic best. And when Blazing Saddles can't contain itself at the finale, it just proves the Old West will never be the same!

© 1974 Warner Bros. All Rights Reserved.

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Vertigo (1958) - Alfred Hitchcock Cover Art

Vertigo (1958)

Vertigo (1958)

Considered by many to be director Alfred Hitchcock's greatest achievement, Leonard Maltin gives Vertigo four stars, hailing it as "A genuinely great motion picture." Set among San Francisco's renown landmarks, James Stewart is brilliant as Scottie Ferguson, an acrophobic detective hired to shadow a friend's suicidal wife, Madeleine (Kim Novak). After he saves her from drowning in the bay, Scottie's interest shifts from business to fascination with the icy, alluring blonde. When he finds another woman remarkably like his lost love, the now obsessed detective must unravel the secrets of the past to find the key to his future.

© 1958 Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions, Inc. & Paramount Pictures Corporations. All Rights Reserved.

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A Clockwork Orange - Stanley Kubrick Cover Art

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Being the adventures of a young man...who loved a bit of the old ultra-violence...went to jail, was brainwashed...and came out cured...or was he? In a futuristic welfare state, Alex (Malcolm McDowell), a vicious young hoodlum, sleeps all day and spends his nights roaming the city with his droogs (friends), assaulting innocent people in the streets and in their homes. Finally captured by the police, Alex undergoes rehabilitation in the form of aversion therapy as brutal and horrifying as any of his offenses.

© 1971 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Polaris Productions, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - George Roy Hill Cover Art

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Paul Newman and Robert Redford set the standard for the buddy film with this western classic. Sundance (Redford) is a mighty quick draw, and his partner Butch (Newman) is a gifted get-rich-quick schemer. With the law on their trail, the two pack their guns, and, along with Sundance's girlfriend (Katharine Ross), head for Bolivia, away from the men trying to bring them to justice – and death.

© 1969 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Campanile Productions, Inc. Renewed 1997 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Barry Lyndon - Stanley Kubrick Cover Art

Barry Lyndon

Barry Lyndon

One of the most beautiful films ever made, and the winner of four Academy Awards including Best Cinematography, Art Direction and Costume Design, "Barry Lyndon" features Ryan O'Neal ("Love Story," TV's "Small Sacrifices") as a rags-to-riches Irish gambler and hero-rogue who moves from innocence to self-destructive arrogance in this masterpiece by director Stanley Kubrick ("2001: A Space Odyssey," "A Clockwork Orange," "Full Metal Jacket"). Rich in drama and decadence, this is a stunning, visually opulent adaptation of the classic Thackeray novel set in 18th century England, that Leonard Maltin praises as "exquisite." Boasting meticulous period details, down to the breathtaking cinematography using what would have been the only artificial light source in the era -- candlelight -- on ultra-sensitive film stock developed specially for Kubrick. Co-starring model-turned-actress Marisa Berenson ("Cabaret").

© 1975 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Giant (1956) - George Stevens Cover Art

Giant (1956)

Giant (1956)

Oscar-winner George Stevens ("Shane") won an Oscar for his direction of this legendary "stirring slice of Americana" (Variety) based on Edna Ferber's novel. Featuring an all-star cast including Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean, it's about a wealthy Texan who marries a strong-willed beautiful girl. Their adjustments to life on their ranch are interwoven with problems of Mexican workers and an ambitious young ranch hand who becomes an oil tycoon. One of the year's top box office releases! Recently selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 100 greatest American films of all time.

© 1956 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved

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A Hard Day's Night - Richard Lester Cover Art

A Hard Day's Night

A Hard Day's Night

Meet the Beatles! Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan Show appearance, John, Paul, George, and Ringo began working on a project that would bring their revolutionary talent to the big screen. A Hard Day’s Night, in which the bandmates play wily, exuberant versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever. Directed with raucous, anything-goes verve by Richard Lester and featuring a slew of iconic pop anthems, including the title track, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “I Should Have Known Better,” and “If I Fell,” A Hard Day’s Night, which reconceived the movie musical and exerted an incalculable influence on the music video, is one of the most deliriously entertaining movies of all time. New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Richard Lester, and 5.1 surround mix supervised by sound producers Giles Martin and Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios.

© 1964 Proscenium-Films Ltd. All rights reserved.

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A Streetcar Named Desire - Elia Kazan Cover Art

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden star in this film adaptation of the Tennessee Williams Pulitzer Prize-winning play set in New Orleans' French Quarter. Lonely and fragile Southern belle Blanche DuBois (Leigh), desperate to maintain her fraying sanity, suffers her brutish brother-in-law's (Brando) relentless, badgering attempts to make her face reality--which eventually lead her to madness.

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