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Green Book - Peter Farrelly Cover Art

Green Book

Green Book

Academy Award® nominee Viggo Mortensen and Academy Award® winner Mahershala Ali star in Green Book, a film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class, and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line. When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Donald Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on "The Green Book" to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African- Americans. Confronted with racism, danger as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

© 2018 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Brewster's Millions (1985) - Walter Hill Cover Art

Brewster's Millions (1985)

Brewster's Millions (1985)

Richard Pryor is Montgomery Brewster, a minor league baseball pitcher who discovers he has to blow $30 million in 30 days as a condition to inherit a much greater fortune. Here's the catch: He will forfeit everything if he reveals to a soul the real reason he seems to be throwing away all that cash. With the help of his pal Spike (John Candy), they set off on a frantic spending spree the likes of which would bring any self-respecting accountant to his knees.

© 1985 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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The Fate of the Furious - F. Gary Gray Cover Art

The Fate of the Furious

The Fate of the Furious

Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez lead an all-star cast as the global blockbuster franchise delivers its most action-packed, high octane adrenaline rush yet in The Fate of the Furious. Now that Dom (Diesel) and Letty (Rodriguez) are married and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Oscar® winner, Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.

© 2017 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Fast Five - Justin Lin Cover Art

Fast Five

Fast Five

Get ready for “five times the action, excitement and fun” (Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV) as Vin Diesel and Paul Walker lead a reunion of all-stars from every chapter of the franchise built on speed. Fugitive Dom Toretto (Diesel) partners with former cop Brian O'Conner (Walker) on the opposite side of the law in exotic Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There, they are hunted by a high-powered U.S. strike force led by its toughest Fed (Dwayne Johnson) and an army of corrupt cops working for a ruthless drug kingpin. To gain their freedom and win this ultimate high-stakes race they must pull off one last job - an insane heist worth $100 million.

© 2011 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Fast & Furious - Justin Lin Cover Art

Fast & Furious

Fast & Furious

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker reteam with Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster for the ultimate chapter of the franchise built on speed! When fugitive Dominic Toretto (Diesel) returns to Los Angeles to avenge a loved one’s death, it reignites his feud with agent Brian O’Conner (Walker). But, as they race through crowded city streets and across international lines, they must test their loyalties by joining together to bring down a shared enemy. From big rig heists to precision tunnel crawls, Fast & Furious takes you back into the high-octane world, which lives for speed, drives for the rush and breaks all the rules!

© 2009 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Furious 7 - James Wan Cover Art

Furious 7

Furious 7

Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast across the globe in their most gravity-defying and emotional adventure yet. Targeted by a cold-blooded black ops assassin with a score to settle (Jason Statham), their only hope is to get behind the wheel again and secure an ingenious prototype tracking device. Facing their greatest threat yet in places as far away as Abu Dhabi and as familiar as the Los Angeles streets they call home, the crew must come together once again as a team, and as a family, to protect their own.

© 2015 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Miami Vice - Michael Mann Cover Art

Miami Vice

Miami Vice

Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell go deep undercover in the explosive, action-packed Miami Vice that "sets fire to the screen" (James Verniere, Boston Herald). When detectives Ricardo Tubbs (Foxx) and Sonny Crockett (Farrell) are asked to investigate the brutal murders of two federal agents, they find themselves pulled into the alluring and lethal world of drug traffickers. Michael Mann's Miami Vice is "sleek, powerful, dark and dangerous" (Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star).

© 2006 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Straight Outta Compton - F. Gary Gray Cover Art

Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how five young cultural rebels - armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent - stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.

© 2015 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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8 Mile - Curtis Hanson Cover Art

8 Mile

8 Mile

"Eminem wins by a knockout!" raves Rolling Stone, as the Grammy Award-winning phenomenon makes his feature film debut in this gripping story about the boundaries that hold us back - and the courage that can set us free. For Jimmy Smith, Jr. (Eminem), life is a daily fight just to keep hope alive. Feeding his dreams in Detroit's vibrant music scene, Jimmy wages an extraordinary personal struggle to find his own voice - and earn a place in a world where rhymes rule, legends are born and every moment… is another chance. From Academy Award winner Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential) and Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind), 8 Mile is the triumphant film Time Magazine hails as "Powerful!" and Entertainment Weekly applauds as "Electrifying and Mesmerizing!"

© 2002 Mikona Productions GMBH & CO., KG. All Rights Reserved

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Battles Without Honour And Humanity - Kinji Fukasaku Cover Art

Battles Without Honour And Humanity

Battles Without Honour And Humanity

When Battles Without Honour and Humanity first hit Japanese screens in January 1973, partially inspired by the success of The Godfather, it blasted out a new Ground Zero for crime cinema not only in Japan, but in the rest of the world, and spawned a legendary series that would lead to additional episodes, spin-offs, and countless imitations. 1947. Ex-soldier Shôzô Hirono (Bunta Sugawara), after proving his ability with a gun, emerges from the teeming black markets of postwar Kure City into the professional world of the yakuza. Shôzô makes his way from prison to boss in the newly-formed Yamamori family via gang feuds, assassinations and the shifting allegiances of his fellow mobsters, despit his own growing disillusionment with the men he is supposed to respect. Based on the true account of a Hiroshima mob boss and supplemented by meticulous research by screenwriter Kazuo Kasahara, this ferocious, violent saga was directed in a dynamic, newsreel-like style by Kinji Fukasaku, and stunned cinemagoers in Japan upon its release. Like a head-spinning mixture of Martin Scorsese and Paul Greengrass, the film’s frenetic cinematography, colourful characters, and iconic score by Toshiaki Tsushima will leave you thrilled and exhausted, as you embark on one of the world’s greatest gangster film series.

© 2015 Arrow Films

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Sister Street Fighter - Kazuhiko Yamaguchi Cover Art

Sister Street Fighter

Sister Street Fighter

After the massive success of 'The Street Fighter', Toei decided to build a new karate series around a female lead and cast a young actress who had appeared in a cameo role alongside her mentor Sonny Chiba. Still a teenager at the time, Etsuko Shihomi exploded onscreen in her first leading role and created a new character type: a tough fighter who was fierce, fearless, good-hearted, and decidedly non-sexualized, a departure from Toei's typical formula. The film was another huge hit for the studio and Shihomi and director Kazuhiko Yamaguchi, who had previously launched Meiko Kaji's career at Toei, made two additional films based on the same character, with a final unrelated follow-up appearing a year later. In 1974's 'Sister Street Fighter', Shihomi is the half-Chinese, half-Japanese Koryu Lee, who travels to Yokohama to investigate the disappearance of her brother, an undercover cop. When she discovers a smuggling ring run by a drug lord with his own personal army of deadly fighters, she must penetrate his evil lair and defeat not only his champion (Masashi Ishibashi from the Street Fighter films) but also a group of female Thai kickboxers called The Amazon Seven. Chiba appears in a cameo as a fellow karate master who helps Koryu in her mission.

© 2019 Arrow Films

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Police Tactics

Police Tactics

Continuing the storyline begun in episode three of the Battles Without Honour and Humanity series, Police Tactics sees director Kinji Fukasaku and screenwriter Kazuo Kasahara further depicting the life-and-death struggle of the gangsters of Hiroshima and Kure, even as the rest of Japan is beginning to tire of their old-fashioned codes. 1963. Shôzô Hirono (Bunta Sugawara), expelled from the Yamamori gang, has allied himself with the cowardly Uchimoto (Takeshi Katô) and the Akashi family, who are engaged in a power struggle with the Shinwa Group, allied with the Yamamori gang. But mainstream society, enjoying unprecedented economic prosperity, will no longer tolerate their violent criminal activities. The police begin a major crackdown, putting the gangs on the defensive. But rogue soldiers on both sides still refuse to keep the peace, earning the wrath of both their bosses and the forces of law and order. The last film of the series written by Kasahara, Police Tactics was intended to be the final episode, until its phenomenal success led to one additional entry. A fin de siècle mood permeates throughout, with characters fully aware of their impending obsolescence, yet striving for a return to the less prosperous, but simpler post-war glory days.

© 2015 Arrow Films

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Proxy War - Kinji Fukasaku Cover Art

Proxy War

Proxy War

Moving beyond the true stories dramatized in the first two episodes of the Battles Without Honour and Humanity series, director Kinji Fukasaku and screenwriter Kazuo Kasahara embark on their most complex narrative yet in Proxy War, a multi-character web of alliances and betrayals set against the economic growth of Japan as it prepares to hostthe 1964 Olympic games.1960. A power vacuum is formed within the Muraoka family when underboss Uchimoto (Takeshi Katô) refuses to avenge the assassination of a superior. With the help of series hero Shôzô Hirono (Bunta Sugawara), Uchimoto pledges loyalty to the powerful Akashi gang, but is soon expelled from the Muraoka for the act. Meanwhile, Akashi rivals the Shinwa Group form their own pact with Muraoka, and the enmity between the two gangs threatens to erupt into bloody violence across all of western Japan.The labyrinthine plotline of Proxy War—which continues in episode four, Police Tactics— approaches pure Jacobean drama as power players, kingmakers, and petty soldiers clash weapons and words in a stylised ritual of alliances and betrayals. Considered by many critics to be the best episode of the series, Proxy War is complex crime drama of the highest order.

© 2015 Arrow Films

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Final Episode - Kinji Fukasaku Cover Art

Final Episode

Final Episode

The Final Episode of the Battles Without Honour and Humanity series brought a new, more contemporary mood to the film and its characters. The yakuza may be starting to resemble a legitimate business, but director Kinji Fukasaku, working with new screenwriter Kôji Takada, never lets the audience forget their violent origins, and their tried-and-true methods of accomplishing their business. 1966. After a police crackdown, the gangs of Hiroshima and Kure have formed a massive, multi-family political and economic alliance called the Tensei Coalition, seeking a way forward into the 1970’s as part of Japan’s economic bubble. Shôzô Hirono (Bunta Sugawara) finds himself increasingly alienated from this semi-legitimate form of corruption, particularly as acting Tensei Coalition chairman Matsumura (Kinya Kitaôji) tries to put the gangs on a new, more business-like path. But old habits die hard, and when rivalries surface once again, they bring with them the promise of more bloodshed. The long-awaited conclusion to the epic series is an elegy for the bad guy, with the harsh realisation that Japan’s economic growth came about only through the sacrifice of the blood of its young men, victims of twenty long years of Battles Without Honour and Humanity.

© 2015 Arrow Films

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Ride Along 2 - Tim Story Cover Art

Ride Along 2

Ride Along 2

The brothers-in-law are back! Ben (Kevin Hart; Get Hard, The Wedding Ringer), a recently graduated police rookie, now aspires to be a detective like his soon-to-be brother-in-law, but James (Ice Cube; 22 Jump Street, Barbershop) still doesn’t think that he has what it takes for the job. He reluctantly takes Ben with him to follow up on a lead in Miami. Plans for a quick trip go awry when their unorthodox policing gets them into a compromising situation that threatens to derail a major case… and Ben’s upcoming wedding day. Also starring Ken Jeong, Benjamin Bratt, Olivia Munn and Sherri Shepherd. The dynamic duo of Cube and Hart renew their comedic connection in this bigger, better, and funnier sequel!

© 2015 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Hiroshima Death Match - Kinji Fukasaku Cover Art

Hiroshima Death Match

Hiroshima Death Match

The celebrated Battles Without Honour and Humanity series continues with its second episode, Hiroshima Death Match, setting aside part one protagonist Shôzô Hirono (Bunta Sugawara) to follow a side story showcasing genre icons Sonny Chiba (The Street Fighter) and Meiko Kaji (Female Prisoner 701: Scorpion). Hiroshima, 1950. Demobilised kamikaze pilot Shôji Yamanaka (Kinya Kitaôji) is released from prison and finds himself hungry and broke. Following a bust up with a local gang, he earns the psychotic wrath of local underboss Ôtomo (Chiba), but Yamanaka’s suicidal impulses are soon put to good use as a hitman for another gang, befriending series hero Shôzô Hirono in the process. Despite a budding but forbidden romance with the boss’s niece (Kaji), Yamanaka’s instability and recklessness soon begin to make him a dangerous liability. Taking an even more fatalistic turn than the series’ original entry, Hiroshima Death Match tells the story of the ultimate loser, based on a true story uncovered by screenwriter Kazuo Kasahara while interviewing real-life Hiroshima yakuza for part one. A prosperous era may be dawning for the protagonists, but one with new characters and new grudges to draw them more deeply into its world of blood and betrayal.

© 2015 Arrow Films

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BlacKkKlansman - Spike Lee Cover Art

BlacKkKlansman

BlacKkKlansman

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. In the early 1970s, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) becomes the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a difference, he bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. He recruits a seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation. Together, they team up to take down the extremist organization aiming to garner mainstream appeal. Produced by the team behind the Academy Award®–winning Get Out, BlacKkKlansman offers an unflinching, true-life examination of race relations in 1970s America that is just as relevant in today's tumultuous world.

© 2018 Focus Features. All Rights Reserved.

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2 Fast 2 Furious

2 Fast 2 Furious

'The adrenaline-fueled thrill ride that began with The Fast and the Furious takes an explosive new turn in 2 Fast 2 Furious! It's the nitro-fueled answer to the question: how fast do you like it? Now an ex-cop on the run, Brian O'Connor (Paul Walker) hooks into outlaw street-racing. When the Feds strong-arm him back, O'Connor's no rules, win-or-die skills are unleashed against an international drug lord. With his velocity-addicted buddy (Tyrese) riding shotgun, and a drop-dead-gorgeous undercover agent (Eva Mendes) dialing up the heat, 2 Fast 2 Furious accelerates the action into a desperate race for survival, justice... and mind-blowing, jaw-dropping speed!'

© 2008 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift - Justin Lin Cover Art

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

From the makers of The Fast and the Furious and 2 Fast 2 Furious comes the highest-octane installment of the hit movie franchise built for speed! When convicted street racer Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) tries to start a new life on the other side of the world, his obsession with racing sets him on a collision course with the Japanese underworld. To survive, he will have to master drifting—a new style of racing where tricked-out cars slide through hairpin turns, defying gravity and death for the ultimate road rush. With more mind-blowing stunts and heart-pounding racing sequences than ever, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift puts you in the driver's seat. "Strap yourself in for a blistering, super-charged ride."-- Pete Hammond, Maxim

© 2008 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Scarface (1983) - Brian De Palma Cover Art

Scarface (1983)

Scarface (1983)

In the spring of 1980, the port at Mariel Harbor was opened, and thousands set sail for the United States. They came in search of the American Dream. One of them found it on the sun-washed avenues of Miami... wealth, power and passion beyond his wildest dreams. He was Tony Montana. The world will remember him by another name... Scarface.

© 1983 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Shinjuku Triad Society - Takashi Miike Cover Art

Shinjuku Triad Society

Shinjuku Triad Society

The first entry in Takashi Miike’s “Black Society Trilogy,” Shinjuku Triad Society burst into cinemas in Japan in 1995 - and announced the birth of a radical new artist in the world of genre filmmaking. Although he had made his debut in 1991, Miike had worked up to this point in the world of “V-cinema,” movies shot specifically for the lucrative VHS home video market. But with Shinjuku Triad Society, his producers were aiming at a wider audience and intended it from the start to be seen on the big screen.Kiriya (Kippei Shiina) is a cop with a secret. Responsible for patrolling the filthy, sweltering, crime-infested streets of the Kabuki-cho neighborhood of Shinjuku in Tokyo, he is continually busting drug and prostitution gangsters who have come to Japan from China. But what Kiriya has struggled to hide his entire career is that he himself is part-Chinese, a self-described “war orphan” born to a Chinese mother and Japanese father. When he comes up against a sadistic and unbalanced Taiwanese criminal named Wang (Tomorowo Taguchi), who is running a lucratvive business trafficking in childrens’ internal organs, he is forced to confront his own identity before he can take down the gang.Along with its “Black Society” follow-ups Rainy Dog (1997) and Ley Lines (1999), Shinjuku Triad Society established the style and themes which Miike would continue to explore for the entire first half of his prolific career. Dynamic, inventive, and violent, yet rich in story and character development, Shinjuku Triad Society is the first true masterpiece from a filmmaker who continues to surprise audiences around the world.

© 2016 Arrow Video

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American Me - Edward James Olmos Cover Art

American Me

American Me

In what The Hollywood Reporter calls "a brilliant debut", award-winning actor Edward James Olmos sets the screen ablaze with his directorial bow - a powerful, stunning examination of a Latino crime lord, set against a backdrop of prejudice and hopelessness. Olmos stars as Santana, a youth from the streets of East Los Angeles who becomes the leader of the Mexican Mafia behind the gates of Folsom Prison. Once out, Santana discovers that the harsh reality of barrio life and his blood-stained past will not give him the chance to turn his back on his former way of life. With a vehement anti-drug and anti-gang theme, American Me is an explosive and unforgettable epic.

© 1992 Universal City Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Dead or Alive - Takashi Miike Cover Art

Dead or Alive

Dead or Alive

Beginning with an explosive, six-minute montage of sex, drugs and violence, and ending with a phallus-headed battle robot taking flight, Takashi Miike's unforgettable Dead or Alive Trilogy features many of the director's most outrageous moments set alongside some of his most dramatically moving scenes. Made between 1999 and 2002, the Dead or Alive films cemented Miike's reputation overseas as one of the most provocative enfants terrible of Japanese cinema, yet also one of its most talented and innovative filmmakers.In Dead or Alive, tough gangster Ryuichi (Riki Takeuchi) and his ethnically Chinese gang make a play to take over the drug trade in Tokyo's Shinjuku district by massacring the competition. But he meets his match in detective Jojima (Show Aikawa), who will do everything to stop them.

© 2017 Arrow Video

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Return of the Sister Street Fighter - Kazuhiko Yamaguchi Cover Art

Return of the Sister Street Fighter

Return of the Sister Street Fighter

The final film of the official trilogy, Return of the Sister Street Fighter, finds Koryu Lee back in Yokohama searching for a woman who has become the mistress of another crime kingpin. Kurata again co-stars but this time as a crazed fighter working for the villains who swears that he's the man who can kill Li Koryu.

© 2019 Arrow Films

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Inside Man - Spike Lee Cover Art

Inside Man

Inside Man

Academy Award winner Denzel Washington, Academy Award nominee Clive Owen and Academy Award winner Jodie Foster star in this intense and explosive crime thriller. The perfect bank robbery quickly spirals into an unstable and deadly game of cat-and-mouse between a criminal mastermind (Owen), a determined detective (Washington), and a power broker with a hidden agenda (Foster). As the minutes tick by and the situation becomes increasingly tense, one wrong move could mean disaster for any one of them. From acclaimed director Spike Lee comes the edge-of-your-seat, action-packed thriller that The Wall Street Journal calls "a heist film that's right on the money."

© 2006 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Half Baked

Half Baked

Dave Chappelle stars in this hilarious adventure of three lovable party buds trying to bail their friend out of jail. Just when the guys have mastered a plan, everything comes dangerously close to going up in smoke! Packed with memorable appearances by Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, Willie Nelson and Tommy Chong, Half Baked delivers high times and big laughs.

© 1998 Universal City Studios Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread - Kazuhiko Yamaguchi Cover Art

Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread

Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread

Released only three months after the original film, the sequel 'Sister Street Fighter: Hanging By a Thread', once again follows Koryu Lee as she investigates another smuggling ring, this time involving diamonds implanted into the derrieres of prostitutes! Teaming up with enigmatic fighter Tsubaki (Yasuaki Kurata), she once again calls upon her fighting skills to take down another round of colourful bad guys.

© 2019 Arrow Films

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Ray - Taylor Hackford Cover Art

Ray

Ray

Jamie Foxx stars as the one-of-a-kind innovator of soul who beat impossible odds to become a music legend. Ray is the triumphant and remarkable story of one of America's true musical geniuses, Ray Charles. From his humble beginnings in the South through his meteoric rise to the top of American music charts, Ray's inspirational journey is a tale of hope, redemption and the power of the human spirit. "Ray is Electrifying" hails Peter Travers of Rolling Stone. Witness the incredible true story of a musician who fought harder and went further than anyone could imagine.

© 2004 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail

After a high-speed freeway chase puts Madea (Tyler Perry) in front of the judge, her reprieve is short-lived as anger management issues get the best of her and land her in jail. A gleeful Joe (Tyler Perry) couldn't be happier at Madea's misfortune. But Madea's eccentric family members the Browns (David and Tamala Mann) rally behind her, lending their special "country" brand of support. Meanwhile, Assistant District Attorney Joshua Hardaway (Derek Luke) is on the fast track to career success. But Hardaway lands a case too personal to handle - defending young prostitute and former drug addict Candace Washington (Keshia Knight Pulliam) - and asks his fiancée and fellow ADA Linda Holmes (Ion Overman) to fill in on his behalf. When Candace ends up in jail, Madea befriends the young woman, protecting her in a "motherly" way as only Madea can.

© 2009 Very Perry Films. All Rights Reserved.

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Life - Ted Demme Cover Art

Life

Life

Eddie Murphy is the fast talking con-artist Rayford Gibson and Martin Lawrence is the conservative bank teller Claude Banks. The two are accidentally teamed up to become the funniest "odd couple" east of the Mississippi. In an effort to pay off Ray's debt and restore Claude's reputation, they travel south on a bootlegging run for some quick cash. There is no limit to their comical misfortune as they are placed at the scene of a crime and their mistaken identity lands them right in front of the judge. This hysterical comedy gives a whole new meaning to friends for life.

© 1998 Universal Studios. All Rights Reseved.

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The Fast and the Furious

The Fast and the Furious

On the turbo-charged streets of Los Angeles, every night is a championship race. With intense full-throttle action, awesome high-speed stunts, and full-on pedal to the metal intensity, this fast and furious assault puts you in the driver's seat and dares you to exceed all limits.

© 2008 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

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Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor

Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor

Jurnee Smollet-Bell and Lance Gross star in this explosive romance about forbidden desires. Tyler Perry's TEMPTATION: CONFESSIONS OF A MARRIAGE COUNSELOR tells the provocative story of Judith, an ambitious married woman whose temptation by a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal and recklessness, trapping her in a web of deceit that forever alters the course of her life. Also starring Kim Kardashian and Vanessa Williams.

© 2013 Very Perry Films. All Rights Reserved.

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Bring It On: All or Nothing

Bring It On: All or Nothing

Get ready for more fun, attitude and excitement in this all-new comedy! When popular Britney Allen (Hayden Panettiere) moves from posh Pacific Vista to working-class Crenshaw Heights, her life goes from cheer-topia to cheer-tastrophe. Britney finds herself at odds with her new classmates, especially head cheerleader Camille (Solange Knowles-Smith). But when she wins a spot on the cheer squad and faces her former team in a cross-town cheer-off to star in music sensation Rihanna's upcoming video, only one team can "bring it" and earn a place in cheer history!

© 2006 Universal Studios. All Rights Reservred.

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Notorious

Notorious

Notorious is the story of Christopher Wallace who, through raw talent and sheer determination, transforms himself from a Brooklyn street hustler to become the greatest rapper of all time, The Notorious B.I.G. This story charts his meteoric rise to fame and his refusal to succumb to expectation. Produced by Voletta Wallace (BIG's mother), Wayne Barrowman and Mark Pitts (BIG's managers), Notorious challenges us all to redefine our notion of what is "The American Dream."

© 2008 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection

Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection

When a clueless Wall Street CFO gets made the fall guy for a mafia Ponzi scheme, he becomes a government witness and a moving target. But with a little financial encouragement, Madea agrees to turn her home into a safe house only to discover the CFO's crazy family has bigger problems than the mob. So Madea goes undercover and over the top as a wealthy socialite in New York to get the money back, the family out, and a little something extra for her trouble.

© 2012 Very Perry Films. All rights reserved.

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Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion

Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion

An unstoppable force of nature, Madea may have finally taken on more than she can chew. She has just been court ordered to be in charge of Nikki, a rebellious runaway, her nieces are experiencing relationship trouble, and through it all she has to organize her family reunion. As the reunion approaches, secrets are revealed and tensions rise. Madea must use every tactic in her arsenal not only to keep the peace, but to keep her family together.

© 2006 Tyler Perry Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Helen McCarthy has everything a woman wants: a nice house and rich husband. However, after her husband Charles throws her out of the house after admitting to an affair, a distraught Helen turns to her mother, grandmother Madea and cousin Brian who take her in and turn back to God. Helen learns for the first time in her life to stand up on her two feet and is ready to remove herself from her relationship with Charles and move on with Orlando. But when her husband is almost killed by a vengeful client, Helen wonders if she has the heart to forgive him despite everything.

© 2005 Diary of a Woman, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Belly (1998)

Belly (1998)

"Belly" follows two temporarily successful crime lords into darkness. Tommy and Sincere both begin to realize that their lives are headed toward a dead end. Sincere begins getting in touch with his African roots and tries to convince his girlfriend Tionne that they should emigrate to the Motherland, while Tommy has a religious awakening and joins the Nation of Islam.

© 1998 Artisan Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins

Martin Lawrence leads an all-star cast, including Cedric the Entertainer, Mo'Nique, and Mike Epps, in the hit comedy Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins. When a celebrated TV show host (Lawrence) returns to his hometown in the South, his family is there to remind him that going home is no vacation! It's one outrageous predicament after another when big-city attitude and small-town values collide in this hysterical comedy critics are praising for its "over-the-top hilarity!" (Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel).

© 2007 Universal Studios and Internationale Filmproduktions MSB GmbH & Co. KG. All Rights Reserved.

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The Hurricane

The Hurricane

Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Denzel Washington plays Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a man who, in the prime of his boxing career, finds himself wrongfully convicted of murder. Sentenced to life in prison, Carter's published memoir, The 16th Round, inspired a teenager (Vicellous Reon Shannon) from Brooklyn and three Canadian activists (Deborah Kara Unger, John Hannah, Liev Schreiber) to join forces with Carter to prove his innocence. Their extraordinary efforts ultimately secure his release, leaving "Hurricane" to sum up his 20 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit by simply stating, "Hate got me into this place; love got me out." Don't miss the movie Rolling Stone called, "A stirring fight for freedom! Denzel Washington at his powerful, poignant best!"

© 1999 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Tenderness of the Wolves

Tenderness of the Wolves

Haarmann is a fascinating, repulsive figure. Using his status as a police informant to procure his victims, he dismembers their bodies after death and sells the flesh to restaurants, dumping the remainder out of sight.

© 2017 Arrow Films

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Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys

Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys

Working-class Alice (Academy Award nominee Alfre Woodard) and wealthy Charlotte (Academy Award winner Kathy Bates) are friends and mothers who have supported each other and their families over the years. But now their families are embroiled in new turmoil — with each other. Can the two women save their children from the dark secrets and dirty deeds that threaten to destroy them all?

© 2008 Very Perry Films Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Somewhere In the Middle

Somewhere In the Middle

Kofi and Billie's unraveling marriage splinters into entangled affairs in this sexy, sophisticated romantic drama. Kofi finds solace in a younger woman who idolizes him while Billie begins a steamy affair with her female colleague.

© 2015 Film Movement

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American Gangster (Unrated Extended Edition)

American Gangster (Unrated Extended Edition)

Academy Award® winners Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe team with director Ridley Scott (Gladiator) in this powerful, epic story. Armed with ruthless, streetwise tactics and a strict sense of honor, crime boss Frank Lucas (Washington) rules Harlem's chaotic drug underworld. When outcast cop Richie Roberts (Crowe) sets out to bring down Lucas's multimillion-dollar empire, it plunges both men into a legendary confrontation. American Gangster Unrated includes over 18 minutes of additional footage not shown in theaters and an alternate ending!

© 2007 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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The Best Man Holiday

The Best Man Holiday

After nearly 15 years apart, Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Harold Perrineau, Monica Calhoun and Melissa De Sousa reprise their career-launching roles in The Best Man Holiday, the long-awaited next chapter to the film that ushered in a new era of comedy. When the college friends finally reunite over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited.

© 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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How High

How High

Two of music's hottest multi-platinum recording superstars, Method Man and Redman, team up in this outrageous hit that Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times hails, "A Raunchy Good-Natured Comedy!" Silas (Method Man) and Jamal (Redman) are slackers with a talent for botany (and booty) and a knack for staying far away from school. Against all odds, both ace a college entrance exam and end up being accepted into Harvard, where they turn the school upside down in their pursuit of parties, honeys and outrageous hi-jinks!

© 2001 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Carlito's Way

Carlito's Way

From the director of Scarface comes the critically acclaimed crime thriller Carlito's Way. Oscar® winner Al Pacino gives on electrifying performance as former drug kingpin Carlito Brigante, who is sprung from prison by his high-powered attorney (Academy Award® winner Sean Penn). He stuns the New York underworld by vowing to go straight from a history of violence, but his plans are undermined by misguided loyalties and an outmoded code of honor. In a life-or-death battle, Carlito takes on the relentless forces that refuse to let him go. Co-starring John Leguizamo and Luis Guzman, Carlito's Way is a powerful, action-packed ride all the way to its explosive conclusion.

© 1993 Universal City Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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The Wiz

The Wiz

Ease on down the yellow-brick road with The Wiz, starring superstars Diana Ross and Michael Jackson! Relive all of the magic of this beloved musical when Dorothy is whisked away to the enchanting wonderland of Oz, where she encounters the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Lion. The Wiz features spectacular musical numbers from legendary producer Quincy Jones and an all-star cast including Lena Horne, Richard Pryor, Nipsey Russell and Ted Ross.

© 1978 Universal City Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Jarhead

Jarhead

Academy Award® winner Jamie Foxx and Jake Gyllenhaal star in this critically acclaimed, brilliantly unconventional war story from Oscar®-winning director Sam Mendes. Jarhead (the self-imposed moniker of the Marines) follows Swoff (Gyllenhaal) from a sobering stint in boot camp to active duty, where he sports a sniper rifle through Middle East deserts that provide no cover from the heat or Iraqi soldiers. Swoff and his fellow Marines sustain themselves with sardonic humanity and wicked comedy on blazing desert fields in a country they don't understand against an enemy they can't see for a cause they don't fully grasp.

© 2005 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?

Why Did I Get Married? is an intimate story about the difficulty of maintaining a solid love relationship in modern times. During a trip to the picturesque snowcapped mountains of Colorado, eight married college friends have gathered for their annual seven-day reunion. But the cozy mood is shattered when the group comes face-to-face with one pair’s infidelity. As secrets are revealed, each couple begins questioning the validity of their own marriage.

© 2007 Tyler Perry Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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