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People who added this item 3112 Average listal rating (1947 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.6
"Buon giorno, Principessa!"



I only watched this recently but fell in love with the characters, the story is moving but very funny too.
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People who added this item 1804 Average listal rating (1146 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Labyrinth (1986)
"I ask for so little.. Just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave."



Great concept from Jim Henson ~ David Bowie as the Goblin King!! & an amazing soundtrack to boot.
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People who added this item 4737 Average listal rating (3001 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
"You're getting older, and you'll see that life isn't like your fairy tales. The world is a cruel place. And you'll learn that, even if it hurts."



Beautiful yet haunting at the same time.
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People who added this item 2464 Average listal rating (1590 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
The Goonies (1985)
"Hey, you guys!"



Classic kid's 80's movie - as much fun to watch today as it was back then.
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People who added this item 6316 Average listal rating (4262 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
"Well, Clarice - have the lambs stopped screaming?"



One of the great psychological thrillers - I've seen this so many times.
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People who added this item 3207 Average listal rating (1877 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
"I know what it's like to want to die. How it hurts to smile. How you try to fit in but you can't. How you hurt yourself on the outside to try to kill the thing on the inside."



Deals with a serious subject but has some funny & touching moments too.
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People who added this item 149 Average listal rating (94 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
East is East (1999)
"Our Peter knows how far he can go before I knock him to Kingdom Come. And that's just my husband Mrs. Shah."



I think this film is hilarious (..sums up the Mancunian sense of humour!), it addresses some culture clashes aswell and I love the characters.
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People who added this item 3064 Average listal rating (1884 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.7
City of God (2002)
"Where do you want to take the shot? In the hand or in the foot?"



Fantastic story with some brilliant acting, loved the filming style too.
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People who added this item 9064 Average listal rating (5692 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8
Forrest Gump (1994)
"Life's a box of chocolates, Forrest. You never know what you're gonna get."



This is such a cleverly done story. Brilliant movie.
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People who added this item 119 Average listal rating (67 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
"He's right. I'm stupid and I like it."



Recently watched due to my new obsession with 'Old Hollywood'.
Judy Holliday is adorable as the charismatic Billie Dawn, she has some great scenes with the other characters. A simple but excellent comedy.
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People who added this item 5721 Average listal rating (3754 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 9.3
"Get busy living, or get busy dying."



A compelling story & the 2 main actors have great on-screen chemistry.
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People who added this item 4929 Average listal rating (3204 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
♪ "What's this? What's this? There's color everywhere! What's this? There's white things in the air! What's this? I can't believe my eyes, I must be dreaming; wake up, Jack, this isn't fair! What's this?"



I wasn't keen on this movie when I first saw it but it grew on me - the concept of an animated, dark, musical. I think it's brilliant now.
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People who added this item 2599 Average listal rating (1603 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Dirty Dancing (1987)
"I'm gonna do my kind of dancin' with a great partner, who's not only a terrific dancer; somebody who's taught me that there are people willing to stand up for other people no matter what it costs them; somebody who's taught me about the kind of person I wanna be."



I think this is the ultimate chick-flick - has a great soundtrack too.
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People who added this item 8337 Average listal rating (5265 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
-"Hold me"
-"I can't."




80's classic & a Tim Burton masterpiece.
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People who added this item 3557 Average listal rating (2258 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
"I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!"



This is just one of the greatest family films ever.
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People who added this item 2191 Average listal rating (1369 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
-"Are you... Dead?"
-"No. Can't you tell?"




A 'first-love' story & vampire tale. Beautiful visually & story-wise.
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People who added this item 697 Average listal rating (447 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
"You mean *this* is your car? *Your* golf ball? *Your* car? Is there anything in the world that doesn't belong to you?"



I love Hepburn & Grant together in this film!
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People who added this item 1238 Average listal rating (758 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Doubt (2008)
-"I can fight you."
-"You will lose."




A riveting drama and incredible performance from Meryl Streep.
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People who added this item 471 Average listal rating (223 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.7
Cracks (2009)
"The most important thing in life is desire.."



Another good drama, a dark story with well-acted memorable characters ~ particularly Eva Green's 'Miss G'.
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People who added this item 2669 Average listal rating (1822 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
"Everybody be cool.
YOU - be cool."




I liked the way this movies twists - you think you're watching a crime film & it turns into something else ~ excellent.
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People who added this item 3449 Average listal rating (2093 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
The Notebook (2004)
"So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me... everyday."



This film has a classic romance feel and is very affecting!!
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People who added this item 1010 Average listal rating (600 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
Notorious (1946)
"There's nothing like a love song to give you a good laugh."



A great classic movie, I love the Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant romance and the story is pretty excellent too.
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People who added this item 1351 Average listal rating (846 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
Carlito's Way (1993)
"You think you're big time? You gonna fuckin' die - big time."



Al Pacino stars as Carlito 'Charlie' Brigante. A great character and an entertaining crime/gangster movie.
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People who added this item 359 Average listal rating (200 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
"I'd commit any sin, mortal or otherwise, to get the hell out of here."



Based on fact, this drama tells the story of 3 "sinful" girls sent to a Magdalene Sisters Asylum in 60's Ireland.
A compelling watch from the start ~ a well-made & acted, poignant movie.
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People who added this item 6383 Average listal rating (4332 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.5
Gladiator (2000)
"What we do in life echoes in eternity."



I refused to watch this movie for the longest time, thinking I wouldn't like it - How wrong was I... It's absolutely brilliant!
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People who added this item 2084 Average listal rating (1285 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
"You've been given a great gift, George: A chance to see what the world would be like without you."



A classic movie & lovely thoughtful story. A film that is on the annual Christmas must-watch list!
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People who added this item 3647 Average listal rating (2265 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
Grease (1978)
-"What do you guys think of Sandy? Do you think we can let her into the Pink Ladies?"
-"Nah, she looks to pure to be pink!"




Another brilliant chick-flick with a great soundtrack.
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People who added this item 2829 Average listal rating (1769 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Mystic River (2003)
"Admit what you did."



Great casting & directing plus an engrossing well-executed story. A movie that stays with you well after it ends.

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People who added this item 3885 Average listal rating (2483 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
The Exorcist (1973)
"The Power of Christ compels you!"



A horror classic that I seem to appreciate more each time I watch it. Still quite risky (language content) compared with modern horrors too.
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People who added this item 2318 Average listal rating (1465 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
The Beach (2000)
"I just feel like everyone tries to do something different, but you always wind up doing the same damn thing."



Loved the soundtrack & the location in this movie looks stunning.
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People who added this item 6469 Average listal rating (4185 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.4
"... Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in."



This is one of those movies full of strong characters, each with their own story to tell. Beautiful film.
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People who added this item 343 Average listal rating (193 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
"Personally, Veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young."



Another classic favourite with a strong cast/characters.
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People who added this item 1241 Average listal rating (806 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Hanna (2011)
"I just missed your heart."



Another movie I enjoyed for the visuals, soundtrack & memorable characters/performances!
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People who added this item 90 Average listal rating (43 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.6
Baby Face (1933)
"What chance has a woman got?"



For it's time this must have started with a fairly powerful theme, Barbara Stanwyck packs a punch in the lead role.
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People who added this item 265 Average listal rating (149 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Tsotsi (2005)
This movie just stays with me - the ending leaves you wanting to know what happens next.

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People who added this item 2662 Average listal rating (1747 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
Collateral (2004)
"Guy gets on the subway and dies. Think anybody'll notice?"



Tom Cruise plays a convincing 'bad guy' and bounces off 'good guy' Jaime Foxx in this engrossing movie.
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People who added this item 5260 Average listal rating (3503 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
"I've done some things in my life I'm not proud of, but this is the first time I've ever felt in real danger of hell."



This movie draws you right into the story... & I admit I shed a tear at this!
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People who added this item 1350 Average listal rating (842 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
"A whole human life is just a heartbeat here in Heaven. Then we'll all be together forever."



Visually quite beautiful - interesting idea for a movie even though there are religious elements to it.
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People who added this item 127 Average listal rating (79 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.4
"You are not a funny man, Captain Pringle. But you are quite a dancer. What a waltz we had. Good night."



I enjoyed the mix off characters bouncing off each other in this, the shots of a war-torn Berlin bring a lot to this movie too.
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People who added this item 4499 Average listal rating (2956 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.5
".. It's wrong and it was eating me up, it was going to kill me. And I kept asking myself all the time, how did I buy into this shit? It was because I was pissed off, and nothing I ever did ever took that feeling away."



I found this very evocative, full of powerful scenes.
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People who added this item 1959 Average listal rating (1305 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.7
Training Day (2001)
"King Kong ain't got shit on me!"



Solid story, tense drama & a fine performance from Denzel Washington.
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People who added this item 1251 Average listal rating (717 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
Mary and Max (2009)
"You are my best friend. You are my only friend."



Quirky, funny, touching, great story, excellent characters & dialogue.. and animated! A little gem of a movie.
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People who added this item 4053 Average listal rating (2696 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
Die Hard (1988)
"Nine million terrorists in the world and I gotta kill one with feet smaller than my sister."



Cool action movie - highly entertaining.
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People who added this item 2385 Average listal rating (1618 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
Drive (2011)
"I give you five minutes when we get there. Anything happens in that five minutes and I'm yours. No matter what. Anything a minute on either side of that and you're on your own. I don't sit in while you're running it down. I don't carry a gun. I drive."



This has it all - story, ambience, visuals & soundtrack!
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People who added this item 114 Average listal rating (62 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Stage Door (1937)
"The calla lilies are in bloom again. Such a strange flower .."



A witty movie with a sad twist at the end which probably made me like the story much more, - and another with great characters/casting.
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People who added this item 2340 Average listal rating (1420 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
"You've always been crazy. This is just the first chance you've ever had to really express yourself."



This has to have one of the most memorable endings of all time! Fantastic performances from the lead roles too.
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People who added this item 1442 Average listal rating (743 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
"I think it pisses God off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it."



An epic drama, this film is just timeless.
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People who added this item 7025 Average listal rating (4600 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
"I want to tell you my secret now."



This is quite a unique psychological film, very scary in parts. The storyline is chilling & the ending has a great twist to it.
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People who added this item 2522 Average listal rating (1544 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
Mary Poppins (1964)
"In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and - SNAP - the job's a game!"



Another great family movie ~ "practically perfect in every way".
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People who added this item 4541 Average listal rating (3023 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Beetlejuice (1988)
"I'm a ghost with the most, babe."



Very funny & entertaining - another cool Tim Burton movie.
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