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100 years... 100 Movies (2007) - 51 to 100
 
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51
West Side Story
West Side Story [(DVD)videorecording]

This musical sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of the rivalry of two street gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, in New York of the 1950s. A young woman who is sister to the Sharks leader has her first taste of love with the former head of the Jets.

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52
Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver [(DVD)videorecording].

A psychotic taxi driver tries to save a child prostitute and becomes infatuated with a political campaigner. He goes on a violent rampage when his dreams don't work out.

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53
The Deer Hunter
The Deer Hunter [(DVD)videorecording]

Tracks a group of steelworker pals from a Pennsylvania blast furnace to the cool hunting grounds of the Alleghenies to the lethal cauldron of Vietnam. Shows what happens to friendship and courage under stress.

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54
M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H [(DVD)videorecording]

Highlights the outrageous antics of three skilled young surgeons drafted from civilian life and assigned to a unit of the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) during the Korean War.

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55
North by Northwest
North by Northwest [(DVD)videorecording]

An ad executive is mistaken for a spy by foreign agents.

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56
Jaws
Jaws [(DVD)videorecording]

A man-eating shark causes havoc off the Long Island coast and three men join together to hunt and destroy it.

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57
Rocky
Rocky [(DVD)videorecording]

Rocky Balboa, the underdog, gets his million-to-one shot at love, self-respect and the world heavyweight boxing crown and comes out a winner.

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58
The Gold Rush
The Gold Rush (DVD) [videorecording].

The Little Tramp searches for gold and love in the Klondike. Includes both the 1925 original version, and the 1942 re-issue, featuring a new score and narration from Charlie Chaplin. Includes many Special Features.

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59
Nashville
Nashville [(DVD)videorecording]

Set in Tennessee, Nashville interweaves the stories of 24 characters during 5 days in the capital of country music. More than a portrait of these 24 people, the film is a penetrating commentary on America at a particular time.



60
Duck Soup
Duck Soup [(DVD)videorecording]

As Prime Minister Firefly of Freedonia, Groucho soon reduces the kingdom to shambles. Harpo and Chico are secret agents disguised as peanut vendors and Zeppo is Firefly's secretary.



61
Sullivan's Travels
Sullivan's Travels [DVD videorecording]

A successful Hollywood director disguises himself as a bum and sets off to see America from the bottom up. In the midst of the brutality and despair, he makes a valuable discovery-- that what the downtrodden need most is laughter.

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62
American Graffiti
American Graffiti [(DVD)videorecording]

Four teenagers come of age in 1962 on the last summer night before they go off to college, jobs, or the army.

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63
Cabaret
Cabaret [(DVD)videorecording]

An egocentric American girl dreams of becoming a star while working in a third-rate Berlin cabaret.

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64
Network
Network (DVD) [videorecording].

A television newscaster's mental breakdown turns him into a celebrity when the network tries to profit from his illness. Includes: commentary, The Making of Network, The Cast and Characters, and much more.

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65
The African Queen
The African Queen [(DVD)videorecording]

Thrown together at the outset of World War I, the spinster sister of a British missionary and the derelict captain of the launch, The African Queen, determine to pilot the boat down an unchartered river in an effort to destroy a German gunboat which prevents invasion by British forces. Setting: German East Africa in 1914.

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66
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark [(DVD)videorecording]

Indiana Jones, an archeologist, embarks on a thrilling quest to locate the mystical Ark of the Covenant. Accompanied by his fiesty ex-flame Marion Ravenwood, Indy must discover the Ark before the Nazis do, and he has to survive poison, traps, snakes and treachery to do so.

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67
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? [(DVD)videorecording]

A freewheeling, headlong slide into the corrosive hell of a marriage twisted by years of hatred and humiliation.

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68
Unforgiven
Unforgiven [(DVD)videorecording]

Bill Munny, a retired, once ruthless killer-turned-hog farmer, is flat broke. A widower with two young children to tend to, he feels he has no choice but to accept one last bounty hunter mission to find and kill two young gunslingers who brutalized and cut up the face of a local prostitute. Bill teams up with his old partner Ned and the cocky greenhorn, The Schofield Kid. The three men soon find out this bounty has many more obstacles to overcome besides just finding and killing the gunslingers. Little Bill is the town sheriff of Old Whiskey who keeps a tight hold on what goes on in his town and outlaws all firearms within the city limits. He has little respect for assassins and hired guns, and enforces his law with the most brutal of measures.

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69
Tootsie
Tootsie [(DVD)videorecording]

Michael Dorsey is an out-of-work actor who makes himself up as a woman to get a job. When his girlfriend, Sandy, fails an audition for a soap opera, Michael dresses up as "Dorothy Michaels" and lands the part. All goes well until "Dorothy" falls in love with beautiful co-star, Julie, and Julie's father, Les, falls for "Dorothy."

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70
A Clockwork Organge
A Clockwork Orange [DVD videorecording]

"Stamping, whomping, stealing, singing, tap-dancing, violating, Derby-topped hooligan Alex has a good time -- at the tragic expense of others. His journey from amoral punk to brainwashed proper citizen and back again forms the dynamic arc of Stanley Kubrick's future-shock vision of the Anthony Burgess novel"--Container.

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71
Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan [(DVD)videorecording]

Captain John Miller must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer and the strength to triumph over uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.

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72
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption [(DVD)videorecording]

City banker Andy Dufresne arrived at Shawshank Prison in 1947. Convicted of two brutal murders, he received a double life sentence. Within the confines of the prison, Andy forms an unlikely friendship with the prison "fixer" Red. He also becomes popular with the Warden and the prison's guards, as Andy is able to use his banking experience to help the corrupt officials amass personal fortunes. With the extraordinary twist in the tale, Andy finds that survival comes down to a simple choice: get busy living or get busy dying.

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73
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid [(DVD)videorecording]

Blends adventure, romance and comedy to tell the story of the West's most likeable outlaws, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, as they set out for Bolivia with the law on their heels.

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74
The Silence of the Lambs
The Silence of the Lambs [(DVD)videorecording]

FBI agent Clarice Starling is assigned to help find a missing woman to save her from a psychopathic serial killer who skins his victims. Clarice attempts to gain a better insight into the twisted mind of the killer by talking to another psychopath Hannibal Lecter, who used to be a respected psychiatrist.

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75
In the Heat of the Night
In the Heat of the Night [(DVD)videorecording]

A small town Southern sheriff finds himself in an uneasy alliance with a big-city black homicide detective as they investigate a murder.

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76
Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump [(DVD)videorecording]

The story follows the life of low I.Q. Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) and his meeting with the love of his life Jenny. The film chronicles his accidental experiences with some of the most important people and events in America from the late 1950's through the 1970's including a meeting with Elvis Presley, JFK, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, fighting in Vietnam, etc. The problem is, he doesn't realize the significance of his actions. Forrest comes to embody a generation.

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77
All the President's Men
All the President's Men [(DVD)videorecording]

The true story of how Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncovered the White House involvement in the Watergate break in.

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78
Modern Times
Modern Times (DVD) [videorecording].

When his boss demands more speed and efficiency, Chaplin goes crazy from his repetitious assembly line job. Includes many Special Features.

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79
The Wild Bunch
The Wild Bunch [(DVD)videorecording]

The brutal story of violent men who lived during the Mexican revolution in the year 1913. It portrays a band of magnificent losers in a dying lawless West.

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80
The Apartment
The Apartment [(DVD)videorecording]

An ambitious office clerk plans to get ahead by lending out his apartment to his boss, but falls in love with the boss's girlfriend.

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81
Spartacus
Spartacus [(DVD)videorecording]

Spartacus is the bold gladiator slave who leads a massive slave revolt against Imperial Rome in this epic true account of man's eternal struggle for freedom.

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82
Sunrise
Sunrise [(DVD)videorecording] : a song of two humans

A villager in love with a city woman tries to kill his wife; later he repents and spends a happy day with her.

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83
Titanic
Titanic [(DVD)videorecording]

Two people from different worlds meet and fall in love on the brief, tragic maiden voyage of the grand ocean liner Titanic.

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84
Easy Rider
Easy Rider [(DVD)videorecording]

Two motorcyclists travel across the U.S. in search of the "real" America. And find it.



85
A Night at the Opera
A Night at the Opera [(DVD)videorecording]

A New York scandal, a riot on a ship, and an evening of insanity in a concert hall are some of the problems resulting from Groucho's outrageous business schemes. The goal, to bring Milan's finest opera stars to Manhattan.

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86
Platoon
Platoon [(DVD)videorecording]

Platoon is the story of every soldier whose innocence was lost in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam. Chris Taylor arrives in Vietnam and quickly discovers that his worst enemies are not just the Viet Cong, but gnawing fear, physical exhaustion and the anger growing within himself.

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87
12 Angry Men
12 Angry Men [(DVD)videorecording]

Depicts a jury of men who must decide the fate of a teenage boy who has murdered his abusive father. The jurors are from all walks of life, and bring with them their own opinions, prejudices, fears, and personal demons.

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88
Bringing Up Baby
Bringing up Baby [(DVD)videorecording]

Crazy comedy about an heiress who is determined to catch a stuffy zoologist and uses her pet leopard, Baby, to help get his attention.

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89
The Sixth Sense
The Sixth Sense [(DVD)videorecording]

A noted child psychologist attempts to help a frightened 8 year-old boy who is experiencing terrifying visions of the dead.

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90
Swing Time
Swing Time [(DVD)videorecording]

Fred Astaire plays a gambler intent on raising $25,000 in New York in order to marry his fiance back home. Romantic complications occur when he meets dancing teacher, Ginger Rogers. Memorable songs include "The Way you look tonight".

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91
Sophie's Choice
Sophie's Choice [(DVD)videorecording]

Sophie Zawistowska, the tragic Polish Catholic beauty who, having survived Auschwitz, has settled in America after World War II. The time is 1947. Stingo, a 22 year-old aspiring writer from rural Virginia, is drawn to Sophie and Nathan--a madly romantic couple whose instability and flamboyance utterly capture this young man's imagination. The deeper Stingo sinks into these people's lives, the more he learns that each harbors terrible and terrifying secrets.

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92
Goodfellas
Goodfellas [(DVD)videorecording]

Details the rise and fall of Henry Hill, a Brooklyn kid who grows up idolizing the "wise guys" from his neighborhood. He begins hanging around the mobsters and doing odd jobs until he gains the notice of local chieftain Paulie Cicero. In his teens, Hill distinguishes himself as a "stand-up guy" by choosing jail time over ratting on his accomplices. From that moment on, he is a part of the family. Along with his partner Tommy, he rises through the ranks to become Paulie's lieutenant. Soon he finds himself the target of both the feds and the mobsters.

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93
The French Connection
The French Connection [(DVD)videorecording]

Two New York City narcotics detectives learn of a scheme to smuggle a large quantity of heroin inside an automobile being shipped from France.

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94
Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction [(DVD)videorecording]

A skillfully woven multi-Oscar nominated tale of small-time gangster life, Pulp Fiction interweaves a number of different stories about petty thugs in L.A.'s criminal underworld.

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95
The Last Picture Show
The Last Picture Show [(DVD)videorecording]

Story of the social and sexual mores in small-town Texas.

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96
Do The Right Thing
Do the Right Thing [(DVD)videorecording]

This powerful visual feast combines humor and drama with memorable characters while tracing the course of a single day on a block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. It's the hottest day of the year, a scorching 24-hour period that will change the lives of its residents forever.

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97
Blade Runner
Blade Runner the final cut [(DVD)videorecording].

In the future, replicants are synthetically produced humans with a limited life span. A group of renegade replicants intent on discovering a way to lengthen their lives are being tracked by the police. Includes added and extended scenes and much more.

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98
Yankee Doodle Dandy
Yankee Doodle Dandy [DVD videorecording]

A rousing musical depicting the life of George M. Cohan--playwright, entertainer, and composer.

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99
Toy Story
Toy Story [(DVD)videorecording].

This new version contains improved video and audio along with several new bonus features, including all-new games and music videos, new deleted scenes, documentary featurettes, and more.

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100
Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur [(DVD)videorecording]

A peace-loving prince of Judea leads his nation against the wrath of the conquering Romans. His self-imposed destiny brings tragedy to himself, and his people, as he learns to fight, love, hate and, finally, forgive.

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