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1. Ikiru (1952)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

Votes: 69,884 | Gross: $0.06M

1/2/21; Start of New Year Viewing: ★ 10

2. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

88 Metascore

The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporaneous composer who was insanely jealous of Mozart's talent and claimed to have murdered him.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Votes: 372,966 | Gross: $51.97M

1/8/21: ★ 8

3. Peaky Blinders (2013– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

A gangster family epic set in 1900s England, centering on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby.

Stars: Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson, Helen McCrory, Sophie Rundle

Votes: 363,559

1/9/21 & 1/10/21; Season Four

4. Suzanne's Career (1963)

Not Rated | 54 min | Drama, Romance

The friendship of Bertrand and Guillaume is complicated when the womanizing Guillaume begins to pursue a charming girl named Suzanne.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Catherine Sée, Philippe Beuzen, Christian Charrière, Diane Wilkinson

Votes: 3,071

1/13/21; "Six Moral Tales", Post Short Story Viewing: ★ 7

5. Nadja in Paris (1964)

13 min | Short

Nadja is a guest student, who stays at Cité Universitaire and visits the Sorbonne, while preparing a thesis on Proust. Besides her student life she likes to stroll about Paris, to explore ... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Nadja Tesich, Jean-Pierre Léaud

Votes: 962

1/13/21; "Six Moral Tales": ★ 7

6. My Night at Maud's (1969)

GP | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The rigid principles of a devout Catholic man are challenged during a one-night stay with Maud, a divorced woman with an outsize personality.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Françoise Fabian, Marie-Christine Barrault, Antoine Vitez

Votes: 11,088

1/15/21; "Six Moral Tales", Post Short Story Viewing: ★ 8

7. Barry Lyndon (1975)

PG | 185 min | Adventure, Drama, History

89 Metascore

An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger

Votes: 152,319

1/16/21: ★ 10

8. The Collector (1967)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A womanizing art dealer and a painter find the serenity of their Riviera vacation disturbed by a third guest, a vivacious bohemian woman known for her long list of male conquests.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Patrick Bauchau, Haydée Politoff, Daniel Pommereulle, Alain Jouffroy

Votes: 7,123

1/17/21; "Six Moral Tales", Post Short Story Viewing: ★ 8

9. A Modern Coed (1966)

13 min | Documentary, Short

An examination of the lifestyles of female college students in 1966.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Star: Antoine Vitez

Votes: 429

1/17/21; "Six Moral Tales": ★ 6

10. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

A pretty, popular teenager can't go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does.

Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik

Votes: 302,448 | Gross: $38.18M

1/20/21 & 1/22/21; British Literature Class Viewing: ★ 6

11. Lupin (2021– )

TV-MA | 231 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.

Stars: Omar Sy, Vincent Londez, Ludivine Sagnier, Hervé Pierre

Votes: 57,595

1/22/21; French Class Viewing, Episode One

12. Kiss Me, Petruchio (1981 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary, Comedy

Follows actress Meryl Streep and actor Raul Julia as they prepare to perform Shakespeare's comedy "The Taming of the Shrew" for the "Shakespeare in the Park" theater festival.

Director: Christopher Dixon | Stars: Raul Julia, Meryl Streep, Joel Brooks, Larry Pine

Votes: 87

1/22/21; British Literature Class Tie-In Viewing: ★ 9

13. Army of Shadows (1969)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, War

99 Metascore

An account of underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Simone Signoret

Votes: 21,394 | Gross: $0.74M

1/30/21: ★ 8

14. Irreversible (2002)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

51 Metascore

Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel, Jo Prestia

Votes: 122,192 | Gross: $0.75M

1/30/21: ★ 8

15. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

77 Metascore

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Votes: 766,001 | Gross: $6.21M

1/31/21: ★ 9

16. Rabbit of Seville (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bugs Bunny gives Elmer Fudd a close shave as they sing and act out Rossini's opera.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 4,944

2/4/21: ★ 9

17. Long-Haired Hare (1949)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Action

Bugs Bunny retaliates against the pompous opera star who does him violence.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Nicolai Shutorev

Votes: 2,458

2/4/21: ★ 9

18. Cleopatra (1999)

Not Rated | 177 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

Princess Cleopatra becomes Egypt's Queen and has an out-of-wedlock son with the son-less Roman ruler Julius Ceasar. Through two romances, she strives to protect Egypt from the Romans, and make her son the heir to Ceaser's Roman Empire.

Stars: Nadim Sawalha, Owen Teale, Philip Quast, Daragh O'Malley

Votes: 3,773

2/4/21 + 2/5/21: ★ 7

19. Gods and Generals (2003)

PG-13 | 219 min | Biography, Drama, History

30 Metascore

The rise and fall of confederate general Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, as he meets with military success against the Union from 1861 to 1863, when he is accidentally killed by his own soldiers.

Director: Ron Maxwell | Stars: Stephen Lang, Robert Duvall, Jeff Daniels, Donzaleigh Abernathy

Votes: 15,461 | Gross: $12.87M

2/6/21; AP US History Tie-In Viewing: ★ 7

20. Gettysburg (1993)

PG | 271 min | Drama, History, War

In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War.

Director: Ron Maxwell | Stars: Tom Berenger, Martin Sheen, Stephen Lang, Richard Jordan

Votes: 26,228 | Gross: $10.77M

2/7/21; AP US History Tie-In Viewing: ★ 8

21. Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)

R | 81 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

57 Metascore

After his students are killed by the One Armed Boxer, a vengeful and blind Kung Fu expert travels to a village where a martial arts contest is being held and vows to behead every one armed man he comes across.

Director: Jimmy Wang Yu | Stars: Jimmy Wang Yu, Tien Wu Chu, Kang Chin, Chun-Erh Lung

Votes: 4,192

2/7/21; Mr. Z Lend-Out: ★ 7

22. Lincoln (2012)

PG-13 | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History

86 Metascore

As the American Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Votes: 247,058 | Gross: $182.21M

2/12/21; Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday Commemorative Viewing & AP US History Tie-In Viewing: ★ 7

23. Gone with the Wind (1939)

Passed | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance

97 Metascore

A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 293,111 | Gross: $198.68M

2/13/21; AP US History Tie-In Viewing: ★ 10

24. You've Got Mail (1998)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

Book superstore magnate, Joe Fox and independent book shop owner, Kathleen Kelly fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet both blissfully unaware that he's trying to put her out of business.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey

Votes: 197,643 | Gross: $115.82M

2/15/21; Valentine’s Day “Mom-Mandated” Viewing: ★ 6

25. Casablanca (1942)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

100 Metascore

A cynical expatriate American cafe owner struggles to decide whether or not to help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape the Nazis in French Morocco.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Votes: 527,898 | Gross: $1.02M

2/14/21; Valentine’s Day Feature Film (With "Warner Night at the Movies" Pre-Shows):★ 9

26. Peaky Blinders (2013– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

A gangster family epic set in 1900s England, centering on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby.

Stars: Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson, Helen McCrory, Sophie Rundle

Votes: 363,559

2/15/21; Season Five Finished

27. Claire's Knee (1970)

GP | 105 min | Drama, Romance

On lakeside summer holiday, a conflicted older man is dared to have a flirt with two beautiful teenage stepsisters despite his betrothal to a diplomat's daughter and the fact that the girls have boyfriends.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Jean-Claude Brialy, Aurora Cornu, Béatrice Romand, Laurence de Monaghan

Votes: 9,536 | Gross: $0.04M

2/16/21; "Six Moral Tales", Post Short Story Viewing: ★ 8

28. The Curve (1999)

16 min | Short, Drama

A man compares his girlfriend's body to the work of famous artists.

Director: Edwige Shaki | Stars: Edwige Shaki, François Rauscher, André Del Debbio

Votes: 253

2/16/21; "Six Moral Tales": ★ 7

29. Cronos (1993)

R | 94 min | Fantasy, Horror

70 Metascore

A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years, leaving a trail of destruction in its path.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook, Margarita Isabel

Votes: 27,482 | Gross: $0.62M

2/17/21; "Trilogía de Guillermo del Toro", Mr. Z Lend-Out: ★ 7 2/18/21; Guillermo del Toro Commentary Track

30. Geometria (1987)

9 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

A boy is tired of failing geometry, so he summons a demon.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Fernando Garcia Marin, Guadalupe Del Toro, Napo, Rodrigo Mora

Votes: 931

2/18/21; "Trilogía de Guillermo del Toro": ★ 6

31. The Devil's Backbone (2001)

R | 106 min | Drama, Horror

78 Metascore

After Carlos - a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War - arrives at an ominous boys' orphanage, he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets which he must uncover.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Marisa Paredes, Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve

Votes: 62,257 | Gross: $0.75M

2/19/21; "Trilogía de Guillermo del Toro", Mr. Z Lend-Out: ★ 8

32. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

98 Metascore

In the Falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

Votes: 624,670 | Gross: $37.63M

2/19/21; "Trilogía de Guillermo del Toro", Mr. Z Lend-Out: ★ 9

33. Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)

PG | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

41 Metascore

The Bandit goes on another cross-country run, transporting an elephant from Florida to Texas. And, once again, Sheriff Buford T. Justice is on his tail.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Dom DeLuise

Votes: 14,886 | Gross: $66.13M

2/20/21: ★ 5

34. Deliverance (1972)

R | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

80 Metascore

Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's dammed and turned into a lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a canoeing trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox

Votes: 99,678 | Gross: $7.06M

2/20/21: ★ 8

35. Polar (I) (2019)

TV-MA | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama

19 Metascore

A retiring assassin suddenly finds himself on the receiving end of a hit, contracted by none other than his own employer seeking to cash in on the pensions of aging employees.

Director: Jonas Åkerlund | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick, Fei Ren

Votes: 77,421

2/20/21: ★ 6

36. House of Games (1987)

R | 102 min | Crime, Thriller

78 Metascore

A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum, Lilia Skala

Votes: 20,960 | Gross: $2.59M

2/20/21: ★ 7

37. The Prestige (2006)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

After a tragic accident, two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

Votes: 1,207,130 | Gross: $53.09M

2/25/21: ★ 9

38. Quiet Rage: The Stanford Prison Experiment (1992)

52 min | Documentary

It's important not to think of this as prisoner and guard in a real prison. The important issue is the metaphor prisoner and guard. What does it mean to be a prisoner? What does it mean to ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Musen

Votes: 112

2/26/21; Sociology Class Viewing: ★ 7

39. Cleopatra (1963)

G | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History

60 Metascore

Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt experiences both triumph and tragedy as she attempts to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Pamela Brown

Votes: 29,903 | Gross: $57.78M

2/26/21: ★ 8

40. Glory (1989)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

78 Metascore

Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 124,715 | Gross: $26.83M

2/27/21; AP US History Tie-In Viewing: ★ 8

41. Dances with Wolves (1990)

PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

72 Metascore

Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.

Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

Votes: 243,669 | Gross: $184.21M

2/27/21; AP US History Tie-In Viewing: ★ 9

42. The Bodyguard (1992)

R | 129 min | Action, Drama, Music

39 Metascore

A former Secret Service agent takes on the job of bodyguard to an R&B singer, whose lifestyle is most unlike a President's.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston, Gary Kemp, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 121,337 | Gross: $121.95M

2/27/21: ★ 7

43. Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002)

PG | 108 min | Documentary, Music

76 Metascore

Documentary about the Funk Brothers, a group of Detroit musicians who backed up dozens of Motown artists.

Director: Paul Justman | Stars: Joe Hunter, Jack Ashford, Uriel Jones, Richard 'Pistol' Allen

Votes: 3,422 | Gross: $1.60M

3/3/21: ★ 8

44. Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (1983 TV Special)

130 min | Documentary, Music

The 25th Anniversary of Motown Records is celebrated by its past and present stars playing their greatest hits, plus some new ones.

Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Adam Ant, Nick Ashford, Florence Ballard, Renaldo Benson

Votes: 293

3/4/21: ★ 9

45. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

GP | 127 min | Crime, Drama

92 Metascore

A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

Votes: 163,872 | Gross: $16.22M

3/6/21: ★ 10

46. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama