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1.
Logan Lucky (2017)
West Virginia family man Jimmy Logan leads his one-armed brother Clyde and hairdresser sister Mellie in an elaborate scheme to rob North Carolina's Charlotte Motor Speedway. To help them break into the track's underground cash-handling system, Jimmy recruits volatile demolition expert Joe Bang. Furt
2.
Rewrite, The (2015)
Once upon a time, Keith Michaels was an award-winning Hollywood screenwriter, but divorce and a string of unsuccessful films have left him with nothing but bad debts and blank pages. So when his agent arranges a job as guest screenwriting professor at a remote university in upstate New York, a despe
3.
Trainwreck (2015)
4.
Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The (2013)
Walter Mitty is a daydreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job, along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world, embarking on a global journey that turns into an advent
6.
Adjustment Bureau, The (2011)
On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas--a woman like none he''s ever known. But just as he realizes he''s falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself--the men of The Adjustment Bureau--who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path...or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her.
7.
True Grit (2010)
14-year-old Mattie Ross's father has been shot in cold blood by the coward Tom Chaney and the girl is determined to bring him to justice. Mattie seeks out the trigger-happy, drunken U.S. Marshal, Rooster Cogburn, and overcoming his objections, sets out with him to hunt Chaney down. Her desire to ave
8.
Serious Man, A (2009)
The story of an ordinary man's search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love
9.
Burn After Reading (2008)
At the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency in Arlington, Va., analyst Osbourne Cox arrives for a top-secret meeting. Unfortunately for Cox, the secret is soon out: he is being ousted. Cox does not take the news particularly well and returns to his Georgetown home to work on his memoirs and his drinking, not necessarily in that order. His wife Katie is dismayed, though not particularly surprised; she is already well into an illicit affair with Harry Pfarrer, a married federal marshal, and sets about making plans to leave Cox for Harry. Elsewhere in the Washington D.C. suburbs, and seemingly worlds apart, Hardbodies Fitness Centers employee Linda Litzke can barely concentrate on her work. She is consumed with her life plan for extensive cosmetic surgery, and confides her mission to can-do colleague Chad Feldheimer. Linda is all but oblivious to the fact that the gym''s manager Ted Treffon pines for her even as she arranges dates via the Internet with other men. When a computer disc containing material for the CIA analyst''s memoirs accidentally falls into the hands of Linda and Chad, the duo are intent on exploiting their find. As Ted frets, "No good can come of this," events spiral out of everyone''s and anyone''s control, in a cascading series of encounters.
10.
Lions for Lambs (2007)
Two determined students at a West Coast University, Arian and Ernest, follow the inspiration of their idealistic professor, Dr. Malley, and attempt to do something important with their lives. But when the two make the bold decision to join the battle in Afghanistan, Malley is both moved and distraught. Now, as Arian and Ernest fight for survival in the field, they become the string that binds together two disparate stories on opposite sides of America. In California, an anguished Dr. Malley attempts to reach a privileged but disaffected student, who is the very opposite of Arian and Ernest. Meanwhile, in Washington D.C. the charismatic Presidential hopeful, Senator Jasper Irving, is about to give a bombshell story to a probing TV journalist that may affect Arian and Ernest''s fates. As arguments, memories and bullets fly, the three stories are woven ever more tightly together, revealing how each of these Americans has a profound impact on each other--and the world.
11.
No Country for Old Men (2007)
A poacher has to elude the Texas Rangers and the mob after stealing drug money.
12.
Rent (2005)
In New York's East Village, a group of bohemians struggle to express themselves through their art and strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic. Roger is an aspiring songwriter who has emotionally shut down after his girlfriend's suicide
13.
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
Ben Crane was once a great horseman, whose gifts as a trainer, were wasted on making other men''s fortunes. Sonya was once a great horse, whose promising career on the racetrack was cut short, suddenly, by a broken leg. Considered as good as dead to her owner--who also happens to be Ben''s boss--Sonya is given to Ben as his severance pay, along with his walking papers. Now, it will take the unwavering faith and determination of Ben''s young daughter, Cale, to bring these two damaged souls together in a quest for a seemingly impossible goal: to win the Breeders'' Cup Classic. However, the true miracle might be that, in helping this injured horse, what they are actually healing is their own family.
14.
Ladykillers, The (2004)
Goldthwait Higginson Dorr III is a charlatan professor who has assembled a gang of experts for the heist of the century. The thieves are experts in explosions, tunneling and muscle. The professor is their critical inside man. The base of operations is the root cellar of an unsuspecting, church-going
15.
Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
Miles Massey, a prominent Los Angeles divorce attorney has everything--and in some cases, two of everything. Despite his impressive client list, a formidable win record, the respect of his peers and an ironclad contract (the "Massey pre-nup") named after him, he's reached a crossroads in his life. S
16.
Analyze That (2002)
Mob boss Paul Vitti is nearing the end of his term in Sing Sing, and the FBI agents monitoring him are baffled. Day after day they watch as New York''s most notorious gangland figure walks around his cell in a semi-catatonic stupor, occasionally breaking into songs from West Side Story. Is Vitti having a nervous breakdown because of recent threats on his life by a rival family, or is his odd behavior merely a foxy ploy to get him sprung from jail early? The FBI isn''t sure, and neither is his former psychotherapist Ben Sobel, who gets called in to consult on the case. The last time Sobel treated Vitti, he tried to get to the source of his debilitating anxiety attacks, but barely scratched the surface. It will take time to examine the demons still lurking in Vitti''s mind and help put him on the straight and narrow--time that Sobel doesn''t want to give. The truth is, Sobel has problems of his own. His father has just died, plunging him into an identity crisis in both his personal and professional lives. Furthermore, he knows his wife Laura will be furious if he allows the unpredictable Vitti back into their lives. But when Vitti is granted a conditional release into Sobel''s care and custody, becoming his patient again and--even worse--his houseguest, the reluctant psychiatrist finds that he has no choice. In order to get peace back in his life he must help the troubled gangster sort out his psyche, find gainful employment and go straight--which proves easier said than done.
17.
Juwanna Mann (2002)
Jamal Jeffries is one basketball star who stirs up heat both on and off the court. This player's got game, girls and attitude to spare. But when one confrontation too many gets him booted out of the league, Jamal is gonna need a lot more than a good agent to get him back on the courts. He'll need br
18.
Far From Heaven (2002)
It is the fall of 1957. The Whitakers, the very picture of a suburban family, make their home in Hartford, Connecticut. Their daily existences are characterized by carefully observed family etiquette, social events, and an overall desire to keep up with the Joneses. Cathy Whitaker is the homemaker,
19.
Dinner With Friends (2001)
Adaptation of Donald Margulies' play. Gabe and Karen, the perfect couple, are shocked when best friends Beth and Tom announce they are divorcing, forcing them to examine their own seemingly happy relationship as well as their friendship with Beth and Tim.
20.
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Theatrical) (2000)
When Megan's fiancé is killed, she moves cross country and rebuilds her life with a new boyfriend and a closer relationship to her sister. When she runs into one of her old colleagues, Lloyd, she is pleasantly surprised and the pair become close friends; yet, Lloyd wants more and he soon begins to s
21.
Disney's The Kid (2000)
Russ Duritz is a high-powered, successful "image consultant" whose life is suddenly turned upside down when he magically meets Rusty, himself as an 8-year-old child. Rusty is a sweet, but slightly geeky, awkward little kid who painfully reminds Russ of everything he hated about himself when he was a
22.
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
A convict escapes a chain gang to stop his wife from remarrying.
23.
Legend of Bagger Vance, The (2000)
Rannulph Junuh has returned to Savannah a damaged, tortured soul, his youthful innocence shattered by the trauma of World War I. While he''s been gone, his former fiancee, Adele Invergordon, has devoted herself to fulfilling her late father''s dream of building a world-class golf course on a nearby island. To keep the dream alive in the depths of the Great Depression, she proposes an exhibition tournament featuring golf superstars Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen. When city officials insist that the match can only take place if a local golfer participates, Hardy turns to Junuh to defend his hometown''s honor. Along the way he faces down his demons, fights for the love of the woman he abandoned and hits a hole in one with the help of a black caddie named Bagger who offers down-home folk wisdom, spiritual guidance and the secret to a perfect swing.
24.
Instinct (1999)
Within the brilliant mind of primatologist Ethan Powell lies an ominous secret--a deep-seated mystery unsolved by his estranged family and the law enforcement officials who have tracked him down and jailed him for murders that occured in the jungles of Rawanda. Highly educated and sophisticated Powell''s truth was derived from years of studying mountain gorillas--to the point where he was living among them in the wild, and accepted as one of their own. Now, held captive in a brutal prison for the criminally insane, Powell who has not spoken in years, is remanded to psychiatrist Theo Caulder. Caulder''s unbridled ambition drives him to risk everything and put his life on the line in order to understand the actions of this headline-gripping madman. Eventually both men embark on an extraordinary journey fueled by their insatiable hunger for truth, regardless of the cost.
25.
Horse Whisperer, The (1998)
After her fourteen year old daughter suffers a serious horse riding accident, a high-powered magazine editor goes to Montana to bring the horse to a legendary 'horse whisperer,' a person with a unique gift of being able to cure troubled horses. Romance blossoms between the sophisticated mother and t
26.
Buddy (1997)
The true story of Gertrude "Trudy" Lintz, an eccentric socialite in the 1920s likened to a modern-day Noah. On her New York estate, she, her physician husband Bill and her assistant Dick care for a menagerie as extensive as a zoo''s. Adding to the fun are her four chimpanzees whom she treats as her children; their clothes are tailor-made at Bergdorf Goodman; she teaches them table manners, how to mix martinis, do light housework and say their prayers. And they become the stars of Chicago''s 1933 World''s Fair. But her gorilla, Buddy is her favorite child. When she first sees him, he is a sickly baby gorilla. But she opens her home and her heart to him, and proceeds to raise him as if he were her own... and, for a time, he is. Still, Buddy inevitably grows up, and keeping him becomes increasingly dangerous for Trudy because he can''t fit into the human world he lives in, anymore, and yet can''t be his true self either. Finally, Trudy has to make the decision all mothers face--she has to let him go.
27.
Stupids, The (1996)
When Stanley Stupid and his spirited wife Joan wake up to find their garbage stolen right out of the can--again--Stanley vows not to take it anymore! Is nothing sacred? But oh what a tangled web we weave when we are a Stupid. In his effort to get to the bottom of this heinous crime, Stanley lays a cunning trap to lure back the thieves. As expected, they take the bait, and he follows their getaway truck to the dump where he inadvertently stumbles on a covert weapons deal led by a couple of military men gone bad. Completely oblivious to what the Colonel and his sidekick are up to, Stanley believes there is a more sinister element at work here--that a diabolical figure from his past is behind the theft of all that fine garbage people have worked so hard to create. When the Stupids set-out to track down the criminal, they unravel an even greater conspiriacy involving aliens, the food service industry, international terrorists, a local newspaper, the police and, the post office.
28.
Bogus (1996) as Script Supervisor (Las Vegas/Newark Crew)
Seven-year-old Albert was raised in a shiny world of sequins and show girls, surrounded by the fantasy of Las Vegas. But when his single mother is suddenly killed in a car accident, Albert is sent from Vegas to live with his mother''s childhood best friend whom he never knew existed, Harriet Franklin, in the decidedly not fantastic city of Newark, New Jersey. As if raising a newfound "son" isn''t trying enough for the fiercely independent Harriet, Albert has brought along a friend--an imaginary one that no one else can see--a stupendous, gentle giant of a Frenchman named Bogus. As Albert and Harriet struggle to get used to each other, Harriet''s world of reality is brought face-to-face with Albert''s world of imagination. Acting as part teacher, part playmate and part guardian angel, Bogus leads Albert--and eventually Harriet--through an enlightening experience of imagination and trust.
29.
Robin Cook's Terminal (1996)
A cancer research doctor and a nurse stumble on a plot masterminded by a group of researchers who are giving rich people cancer and then curing them in order to obtain large donations from the grateful patients.
30.
Tie That Binds, The (1995)
Russell Clifton and his wife Dana appear to have the perfect life. They''re an attractive, successful thirtysomething couple with a stable and loving relationship. But one thing''s missing--a child with whom to share their love. Unable to conceive a baby of their own, they visit an adoption agency and are immediately bewitched by the beautiful and mysterious young Janie. But the truth is Janie, a shy six-year-old, already has a set of parents: the Netherwoods, Leann and John, who are drifters and dangerous criminals. After a burglary went awry, John and Leann were forced to take flight and leave their daughter behind. Now, as Russell and Dana welcome Janie into their home, the new family''s happiness is threatened by the specter of the child''s biological family. Just as a semblance of domesticity begins to form at the Cliftons, the Netherwoods reappear to reclaim what is theirs. Having vowed to find their daughter, John and Leann will stop at nothing--including murder.
31.
Other Woman, The (1995)
Realizing that her ex-husband's young bride will most likely end up raising her young daughters, a bitter divorcee with a terrible secret invites the other woman to join her and the girls on a trip through the Arizona desert. After facing the journey's challenges, the two women gain a mutual caring
32.
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
Axel Foley is back in California following up on clues in a murder investigation, which leads him to the criminal underbelly of a popular amusement park known as Wonderworld.
33.
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
A corrupt executive tries to control his company by appointing a small-town boob to replace the president.
34.
Striking Distance (1993)
Tom Hardy is a maverick cop who''s not afraid to rock the boat in pursuit of a sadistic serial killer. Demoted to river patrol after suggesting the killer may be a fellow police officer, he initiates an unauthorized investigation.
35.
Jennifer Eight (1992)
A police detective connects a series of brutal murders and falls in love with the killer's next victim; a young, blind woman he has sworn to protect.
36.
Innocent Blood (1992)
A moral female vampire who preys only on killers, meets her match when one of her victims becomes an evil vampire.
37.
Toy Soldiers (1991)
An exclusive prep school housing boys known for their discipline problems is taken over by Colombian terrorists. Some of the students courageously rebel, allowing for a successful military rescue.
38.
Addams Family, The (1991)
Ghoulish laughs abound in this darkly comic gem. Based on the classic television show, Raul Julia and Angelica Huston star as the deliciously creepy Gomez and Morticia Addams, with Christina Ricci standing out as their daughter Wednesday. When Christopher Lloyd shows up, claiming to be the long-lost
39.
Barton Fink (1991)
Set in 1941, the story focuses on a New York playwright who moves to a seedy L.A. hotel and suffers from writers' block after being recruited to write a wrestling movie for Wallace Beery.
40.
Madhouse (1990) as Script Supervisor
A couple's peaceful existence is disrupted when eight different house guests arrive for a visit.
41.
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman, which eventually leads to citywide gang war.
42.
Raising Arizona (1987)
A petty crook falls in love with the woman cop who always arrests him, but when they find out she can''t bear children, they steal one, hit the road, and lots of mayhem ensues.
43.
Campus Man (1987) as Script Supervisor
When Todd Barrett needs more money to be able to stay in college, he comes up with what seems like a great idea - the first all male sports calendar. In order to finance his plan, Todd gets some cash from loan shark Cactus Jack. Todd produces the calendar and makes enough to pay for college...now all he needs is enough to pay back Cactus Jack.

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