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People who added this item 3121 Average listal rating (1955 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 1805 Average listal rating (1148 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 4743 Average listal rating (3013 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 2468 Average listal rating (1594 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 6326 Average listal rating (4275 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 (1878 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
"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 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 9092 Average listal rating (5712 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 5742 Average listal rating (3771 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 2601 Average listal rating (1606 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 65 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.9
"I can't take one man's bag on another man's honeymoon."



Loved the chemistry between the characters, I smiled throughout this film. A fantastic comedy/romance!
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People who added this item 3560 Average listal rating (2263 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 4945 Average listal rating (3221 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 2189 Average listal rating (1370 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 698 Average listal rating (449 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! Such a great comic duo.
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People who added this item 6396 Average listal rating (4343 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 3071 Average listal rating (1893 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 8355 Average listal rating (5279 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 2090 Average listal rating (1293 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 3452 Average listal rating (2098 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 2672 Average listal rating (1827 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 1014 Average listal rating (603 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 1241 Average listal rating (760 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 475 Average listal rating (225 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 1353 Average listal rating (851 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 cool character and an entertaining crime/gangster movie.
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People who added this item 361 Average listal rating (202 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 ~ well-made & acted, a poignant movie.
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People who added this item 91 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 2834 Average listal rating (1777 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 3890 Average listal rating (2487 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 6480 Average listal rating (4197 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 3650 Average listal rating (2270 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 344 Average listal rating (194 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
"Personally, Veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young."



Another classic favourite. Well-performed with a strong cast and characters.
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People who added this item 1244 Average listal rating (808 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 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 2321 Average listal rating (1469 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, plus the location in this movie looks stunning.
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People who added this item 2665 Average listal rating (1751 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 127 Average listal rating (80 ratings) 7.6 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 trio of 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 5269 Average listal rating (3514 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 1352 Average listal rating (846 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 116 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 1443 Average listal rating (745 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 1250 Average listal rating (719 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 4509 Average listal rating (2964 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 1965 Average listal rating (1313 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 4063 Average listal rating (2707 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 2398 Average listal rating (1636 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 2342 Average listal rating (1421 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 7039 Average listal rating (4616 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 99 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
"What do you want, Joe, my life's history? Here it is in four words: big ideas, small results."



Great performances & story! (Marilyn Monroe particularly stands out in her minor role too).
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