1955

The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell

The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell

The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
IMDb: 6.9
100 min

A dramatization of the American general and his court martial for publically complaining about High Command\'s dismissal and neglect of the aerial fighting forces.

Genre: Drama, War
All That Heaven Allows

All That Heaven Allows

All That Heaven Allows
IMDb: 7.6
89 min

Predicated on a May-December romance. The difference here is that the woman, attractive widow Cary Scott, is considerably older than the man, handsome gardener-landscaper Ron Kirby. Throwing conventional behavior to the winds and facing social ostracism, Cary pursues her romance with Ron, who is unjustly perceived as a fortune-hunter by Cary\'s friends and family -- especially her priggish brother Ned.

The Court Jester

The Court Jester

The Court Jester
IMDb: 7.9
101 min

A hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against an usurper who has overthrown the rightful king of England.

Lola Montès

Lola Montès

Lola Montès
IMDb: 7.3
116 min

The film tells the tragical story of the life of Lola Montes who was a great adventurer and stopped being the attraction of her circus after having been the lover of various important men.

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Genre: Drama, Romance
The Littlest Outlaw

The Littlest Outlaw

The Littlest Outlaw
IMDb: 6.1
73 min

A little boy runs away with a star jumping horse after the horse is abused.

Genre: Family
Tarantula

Tarantula

Tarantula
IMDb: 6.5
80 min

A lone-wolf scientist sequestered in a mansion near a small desert town arouses the suspicion of the town\'s doctor when his lab assistant is found dead from a case of acromegaly which took only four days to develop. As the doctor investigates, aided by the scientist\'s new, and very female, assistant, they discover that, far worse, something much larger and hungrier than it ever should be, is devouring local cattle - and humans - in increasingly large quantities.

Richard III

Richard III

Richard III
IMDb: 7.4
161 min

Shakespeare\'s powerful tale of the wicked deformed king and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.

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The Ladykillers

The Ladykillers

The Ladykillers
IMDb: 7.7
91 min

A gang of five diverse oddball criminal types rent a two-room apartment in an old house on a London cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow with three pet parrots. The group\'s mastermind, Professor Marcus, tells her a cover story that they are members of an amateur string quintet and would like to use the rooms to hone their musical skills. In reality, they\'re plotting to rob an armored bank van and plan to use Mrs. Wilberforce\'s naiveté and her Victorian sensibilities to their advantage.

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The Last Frontier

The Last Frontier

The Last Frontier
IMDb: 6.5
98 min

Three trappers become scouts for a cavalry captain (Guy Madison) who loses his fort to a hated colonel (Robert Preston).

Genre: Action, Western
One Froggy Evening

One Froggy Evening

One Froggy Evening
IMDb: 8.4
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A workman finds a singing frog in the cornerstone of an old building being demolished. But when he tries to cash in on his discovery, he finds the frog will sing only for him, and just croak for the talent agent and the audience in the theater he's spent his life savings on.

The Cockleshell Heroes

The Cockleshell Heroes

The Cockleshell Heroes
IMDb: 6.6
97 min

During WW2, German ships are \"safely\" docked upriver at Bordeaux, but the British send a team of kayakers to attack them.

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Genre: War
Man with the Gun

Man with the Gun

Man with the Gun
IMDb: 6.7
83 min

A stranger comes to town looking for his estranged wife. He finds her running the local girls. He also finds a town and sheriff afraid of their own shadow, scared of a landowner they never see who rules through his rowdy sidekicks. The stranger is a town tamer by trade, and he accepts a $500 commission to sort things out.

Genre: Western
The Tender Trap

The Tender Trap

The Tender Trap
IMDb: 6.4
111 min

Charlie Reader is a successful theater agent. He is also successful with young ladies. One day he is visited by his old friend Joe, married with three children. Joe falls in love with Charlie\'s girl Sylvia while Charlie spends his time with young actress Julie. Written by Mattias Thuresson

Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Rebel Without A Cause

Rebel Without A Cause

Rebel Without A Cause
IMDb: 7.7
111 min

After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark is supposed to have a clean slate, although being the new kid in town brings its own problems. While searching for some stability, Stark forms a bond with a disturbed classmate, Plato, and falls for local girl Judy. However, Judy is the girlfriend of neighborhood tough, Buzz. When Buzz violently confronts Jim and challenges him to a drag race, the new kid\'s real troubles begin.

No Man’s Woman

No Man’s Woman

No Man’s Woman
IMDb: 6.3
70 min

A greedy, scheming woman is found murdered in her studio, and the police find that there is no shortage of suspects who wanted to see her dead--among them a rich husband she wouldn\'t divorce unless he paid her a huge settlement, a lover she caused to be fired from his job and an assistant whose fiancé she tried to seduce.

Oklahoma!

Oklahoma!

Oklahoma!
IMDb: 7.0
145 min

This joyous celebration of frontier life combines tender romance and violent passion in the Oklahoma Territory of the 1900\'s, with a timeless score filled with unforgettable songs. Rodgers and Hammerstein\'s hit Broadway musical.

The Trouble with Harry

The Trouble with Harry

The Trouble with Harry
IMDb: 7.1
99 min

Trouble erupts in a small, quiet New England town when a man\'s body is found in the woods. The problem is that almost everyone in town thinks that they had something to do with his death.

Blood Alley

Blood Alley

Blood Alley
IMDb: 6.3
110 min

A merchant marine captain, rescued from the Chinese Communists by local visitors, is \"shanghaied\" into transporting the whole village to Hong Kong on an ancient paddle steamer.

My Sister Eileen

My Sister Eileen

My Sister Eileen
IMDb: 6.8
108 min

Ruth and her beautiful sister Eileen come to New York\'s Greenwich Village looking for \"fame, fortune and a \'For Rent\' sign on Barrow Street\". They find an apartment, but fame and fortune are a lot more elusive. Ruth gets the attention of playboy publisher Bob Baker when she submits a story about her gorgeous sister Eileen. She tries to keep his attention by convincing him that she and the gorgeous, man-getting Eileen are one and the same person.

Genre: Comedy, Music
Killer’s Kiss

Killer’s Kiss

Killer’s Kiss
IMDb: 6.6
68 min

The film revolves around Davey Gordon (Jamie Smith), a 29 year old welterweight New York boxer in the end of his career, and his relationship with a dancer and her violent employer.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
The Tall Men

The Tall Men

The Tall Men
IMDb: 6.7
122 min

Two brothers, Ben and Clint, join a cattle drive from Texas to Montana. While heading for Texas they save Nella from the Indians, and she decides to ride with them. Ben and Nella start to get romantic, but Ben isn\'t ambitious enough for her, and she soon meets up with the boss of the cattle drive. Will she make the right choice, and, more importantly, will the cattle make it to Montana !

Genre: Western
Apache Woman

Apache Woman

Apache Woman
IMDb: 4.5
69 min

A government agent ventures west to look into reports that Apaches are behind a recent wave of frontier attacks. Begins to suspect a set-up.

Genre: Western
Footsteps in the Fog

Footsteps in the Fog

Footsteps in the Fog
IMDb: 7.0
90 min

A Victorian-era murder mystery about a parlour maid that discovers that her employer may have killed his first wife.

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Genre: Drama, Thriller
The Man from Laramie

The Man from Laramie

The Man from Laramie
IMDb: 7.3
104 min

Will Lockhart (James Stewart) becomes entangled in the happenings of Coronado, an isolated western town, after delivering supplies there. He is especially involved with the Waggomans, an influential ranching family, and begins his search for someone selling rifles to the local Apaches, only to find out it is the son of the most powerful man in the area. It is at this point that his troubles begin.

Pather Panchali

Pather Panchali

Pather Panchali
IMDb: 8.6
125 min

The film is a coming-of-age story of a young boy named Apu, and life in his small Indian village in the early years of the 20th century. Apu is born to a poor Brahmin family in Bengal. His father Harihar is a priest who dreams of becoming a successful poet and a playwright; he does not earn enough, but the mother Sarbajaya keeps the family going. Because of their limited resources, Sarbajaya resents having to share her home with Harihar\'s elderly cousin: the old and helpless cripple Indir. Apu\'s sister Durga is always getting into trouble for stealing guavas from the neighbour\'s orchards for Indir. She cares for Apu like a good older sister but loves to affectionately tease him. Together, they make do with what they have and enjoy the simple joys of life.

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The Quatermass Xperiment

The Quatermass Xperiment

The Quatermass Xperiment
IMDb: 6.7
82 min

Professor Bernard Quatermass is in charge of a rocket mission that has gone awry. They lose contact with the spaceship and have no idea how far into space it may have traveled. When the rocket crash lands they find that only one of the three occupants, Victor Carroon, is on board; the others have simply vanished. Slowly, the surviving astronaut begins to transform into a deadly creature.

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Female on the Beach

Female on the Beach

Female on the Beach
IMDb: 6.4
97 min

Lynn Markham moves into her late husband\'s beach house...the morning after former tenant Eloise Crandall fell (or was pushed) from the cliff. To her annoyance, Lynn finds both her real estate agent and Drummond Hall, her muscular beachcomber neighbor, making themselves quite at home. Lynn soon has no doubts of what her scheming neighbors are up to, but she finds Drummond\'s physical charms hard to resist. And she still doesn\'t know what really happened to Eloise.

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
IMDb: 6.5
102 min

A widowed doctor of both Chinese and European descent falls in love with a married American correspondent in Hong Kong during China\'s Communist revolution.

Genre: Drama, Romance
Cesta do praveku

Cesta do praveku

Cesta do praveku
IMDb: 7.4
93 min

Most classical sci-fi from K. Zeman. Four young boys visit a dinosaur exhibit at the New York city Museum of Natural History. They then row out onto Central Park Lake where they find a secret cave and paddle into, and go back-in-time into a wondrous prehistoric world filled with the very dinosaurs they had just seen.

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To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief
IMDb: 7.4
106 min

To prevent being accused of the crimes, an ex-burglar must catch a thief who’s been copying his style.

The Kentuckian

The Kentuckian

The Kentuckian
IMDb: 6.3
104 min

A frontiersman and his son fight to build a new home in Texas.

Genre: Action, Western
Pete Kelly’s Blues

Pete Kelly’s Blues

Pete Kelly’s Blues
IMDb: 6.4
95 min

In 1927 Kansas City Pete Kelly and his jazz band play nightly at a speakeasy. A local gangster starts to move in on them and when their drummer is killed Kelly gives in...

Land of the Pharaohs

Land of the Pharaohs

Land of the Pharaohs
IMDb: 6.6
105 min

In ancient Egypt the Pharaoh Khufu is obsessed with acquiring gold and plans to take it all with him into the \"second life.\" To this end he enlists the aid of Vashtar, an architect whose people are enslaved in Egypt. The deal: build a robbery-proof tomb and the enslaved people will be freed. During the years that the pyramid is being built a Cyprian princess becomes the pharaoh\'s second wife, and she plots to prevent Khufu from taking his treasure with him when he dies .. as well as helping him make the journey early.

Genre: Drama, History
Revenge of the Creature

Revenge of the Creature

Revenge of the Creature
IMDb: 5.7
82 min

Men capture the creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.

Mister Roberts

Mister Roberts

Mister Roberts
IMDb: 7.7
123 min

A hilarious and heartfelt military comedy-drama co-directed by John Ford and Mervyn LeRoy, Mister Roberts stars Henry Fonda as an officer who\'s yearning for battle but is stuck in the backwaters of World War II on a noncommissioned Navy ship run by the bullying Capt. Morton (James Cagney). Jack Lemmon enjoys a star-making turn as the freewheeling Ensign Pulver, and William Powell stars as the ship\'s doctor in his last screen role. Based on the 1946 novel with the same name, by Thomas Heggen, and the 1948 Broadway play, written by Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan. Henry Fonda also starred in the original Broadway production. Warner Bros. didn\'t want Fonda to star in the film, as they thought he was too old, and had been a stage player for so long (8 years), that he no longer was box office material. However, John Ford insisted on Fonda and the company eventually agreed.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, War
Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple

Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple

Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple
IMDb: 7.4
103 min

After years on the road establishing his reputation as Japan\'s greatest fencer, Takezo returns to Kyoto. Otsu waits for him, yet he has come not for her but to challenge the leader of the region\'s finest school of fencing. To prove his valor and skill, he walks deliberately into ambushes set up by the school\'s followers. While Otsu waits, Akemi also seeks him, expressing her desires directly. Meanwhile, Takezo is observed by Sasaki Kojiro, a brilliant young fighter, confident he can dethrone Takezo. After leaving Kyoto in triumph, Takezo declares his love for Otsu, but in a way that dishonors her and shames him. Once again, he leaves alone.

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It Came from Beneath the Sea

It Came from Beneath the Sea

It Came from Beneath the Sea
IMDb: 6.0
79 min

A Giant Octopus, whose feeding habits have been affected by radiation from H-Bomb tests, rises from the Mindanao Deep to terrorize the California Coast.

Lady and the Tramp

Lady and the Tramp

Lady and the Tramp
IMDb: 7.3
76 min

Lady, a golden cocker spaniel, meets up with a mongrel dog who calls himself the Tramp. He is obviously from the wrong side of town, but happenings at Lady\'s home make her decide to travel with him for a while.

Genre: Best Disney
The Seven Year Itch

The Seven Year Itch

The Seven Year Itch
IMDb: 7.1
105 min

With his family away for their annual summer holiday, Richard Sherman decides he has the opportunity to live a bachelor\'s life. The beautiful but ditzy blonde from the apartment above catches his eye and they soon start spending time together - maybe a little too much time!

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy

Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy

Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
IMDb: 6.4
79 min

When the murder of an archaeologist puts a valuable medallion into their hands, Abbott and Costello waste little time in trying to sell it, only to find themselves pursued by police, a slinky adventuress, an Egyptian high priest, and the mummy himself.

Genre: Comedy, Horror
Hell’s Island

Hell’s Island

Hell’s Island
IMDb: 6.0
84 min

After being dumped by his fiancée, hard-drinking and depressed Mark Cormack (John Payne) loses his job in the Los Angeles district attorney\'s office and serves as bouncer in a Las Vegas casino. A wheelchair-using stranger Barzland (Francis L. Sullivan) hires him to locate a ruby that disappeared in a Caribbean plane crash. He lures Cormack into doing the job by telling him it may be in the possession of the very woman who jilted him. The ex-detective flies to remote island Santo Rosario to find the stone and investigate the mystery. When he finds his old flame he finds that her husband is in prison. Cormack, again falling for Janet, is convinced into helping him break out of jail. But Janet has other plans.

Genre: Action
Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs
IMDb: 6.7
126 min

Wealthy American Jervis Pendleton III (Fred Astaire) has a chance encounter at a French orphanage with a cheerful 18-year-old resident, Julie Andre (Leslie Caron). He anonymously pays for her education at a New England college. She writes letters to her mysterious benefactor regularly, but he never writes back. Her nickname for him, \"Daddy Long Legs\", is taken from the description of him given to Andre by some of her fellow orphans who see his shadow as he leaves their building. Several years later, he visits her at school, still concealing his identity. Despite their large age difference, they soon fall in love.

Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Run for Cover

Run for Cover

Run for Cover
IMDb: 6.7
93 min

Western that starts when a man (Matt Dow) is mistaken as a train robber. After the town\'s sheriff shoots the kid he\'s riding with, Dow clears his name and ends up as the new sheriff. He romances a Swedish woman and settles in to a peaceful life only to find that the boy has a few secrets of his own.

Conquest of Space

Conquest of Space

Conquest of Space
IMDb: 5.7
81 min

A team of American astronauts leave their space station on the first mission to Mars, but the captain\'s religious beliefs may get in the way.

Rififi

Rififi

Rififi
IMDb: 8.2
118 min

Out of prison after a five-year stretch, jewel thief Tony turns down a quick job his friend Jo offers him, until he discovers that his old girlfriend Mado has become the lover of local gangster Pierre Grutter during Tony\'s absence. Expanding a minor smash-and-grab into a full-scale jewel heist, Tony and his crew appear to get away clean, but their actions after the job is completed threaten the lives of everyone involved.

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The Man from Bitter Ridge

The Man from Bitter Ridge

The Man from Bitter Ridge
IMDb: 6.1
80 min

The Man from Bitter Ridge is a film directed by Jack Arnold. Jeff Carr, a special investigator, arrives in Tomahawk. His assignment is to discover who has been holding up the local stagecoach and is guilty for a series of killings that terrorize the town. Sheepman Alec Black is suspected by the local population but it is not long before Jeff realizes the man is innocent. Alec even becomes a good friend although he is in love with the same woman as him, Holly. Jeff will manage to arrest the real culprits but not before the latter try to compromise him down.

Marty

Marty

Marty
IMDb: 7.7
90 min

Marty, a butcher who lives in the Bronx with his mother is unmarried at 34. Good-natured but socially awkward he faces constant badgering from family and friends to get married but has reluctantly resigned himself to bachelorhood. Marty meets Clara, an unattractive school teacher, realising their emotional connection, he promises to call but family and friends try to convince him not to.

The Night Of The Hunter

The Night Of The Hunter

The Night Of The Hunter
IMDb: 8.0
93 min

In the Deep South, a serial-killing preacher hunts two young children who know the whereabouts of a stash of money.

Violent Saturday

Violent Saturday

Violent Saturday
IMDb: 6.9
90 min

Three men case a small town very carefully, with plans to rob the bank on the upcoming Saturday, which turns violent and deadly.

Chief Crazy Horse

Chief Crazy Horse

Chief Crazy Horse
IMDb: 6.2
86 min

When young Crazy Horse, of whom great things were predicted, wins his bride, rival Little Big Man goes to villainous traders with evidence of gold in the sacred Lakota burial ground. Of course, a new gold rush starts despite all treaties, and Crazy Horse becomes military leader of his people. Initial Indian victories lead to the inevitable result. Uniquely, all is told from the Indian perspective.

Kiss Me Deadly

Kiss Me Deadly

Kiss Me Deadly
IMDb: 7.6
106

One evening, Hammer gives a ride to Christina, an attractive hitchhiker on a lonely country road, who has escaped from the nearby lunatic asylum. Thugs waylay them and force his car to crash. When Hammer returns to semi-consciousness, he hears Christina being tortured until she dies. Hammer, both for vengeance and in hopes that "something big" is behind it all, decides to pursue the case.

Captain Lightfoot

Captain Lightfoot

Captain Lightfoot
IMDb: 6.2
92 min

A boggy swashbuckler of Irish freedom-fighter Michael Martin.

Man Without a Star

Man Without a Star

Man Without a Star
IMDb: 6.9
89 min

Man Without a Star is a 1955 western film starring Kirk Douglas as a wanderer who gets dragged into a range war. It was based on the novel of the same name by Dee Linford.

East Of Eden

East Of Eden

East Of Eden
IMDb: 7.9
115 min

In the Salinas Valley, in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother Aron for the love of their father Adam. Cal is frustrated at every turn, from his reaction to the war, to how to get ahead in business and in life, to how to relate to estranged mother.

Untamed

Untamed

Untamed
IMDb: 6.1
111 min

When the great potato famine hits Ireland, the diaspora begins as thousands emigrate. Among those leaving the Emerald Isle is Katie O\'Neill and her husband, who decide that the promised land is South Africa and make their way there. Once there, they discover the hardships that are the reality of the homesteader experience.

Mr. Arkadin

Mr. Arkadin

Mr. Arkadin
IMDb: 7.3
93 min

Orson Welles’s \"Mr. Arkadin\" tells the story of an elusive billionaire who hires an American smuggler to investigate his past. Welles missed the editing deadline, so the producer handed over the editing to others. Following two Spanish-dubbed versions, released in Madrid in March 1955, the first English-language version was released in London in August 1955 as \"Confidential Report\" but was never released in the US. The fourth version, called \"the Corinth version\", was discovered in 1961 and was released in the US in 1962. Finally, in 2006, \"the Criterion edit\" was released; likely to remain the one closest to Welles\' intentions.

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Chiyari Fuji

Chiyari Fuji

Chiyari Fuji
IMDb: 7.4
94 min

A young samurai, Shojuro Sako, travels on the Tokaido to Edo with his two servants, Genta and Gonpachi. Gonpachi has been told by Shojuro\'s mother to prevent his Master from drinking... The road is not safe. On the way, they meet young orphan boy, Jiro, and many other travellers: A team of great directors, including Yasujrio Ozu, Hirochi Shimizu and Daisuko Ito, assisted Uchida with his remarkable post-war comeback film. It\'s an affable samurai road movie with a focus on unglamorus characters, as a dim-witted samurai and his servants traverse the Tokaido highway. Much of the film is played as comedy, making the brilliantly staged violent climax all the more shocking.

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Genre: Adventure, Drama
It’s Always Fair Weather

It’s Always Fair Weather

It’s Always Fair Weather
IMDb: 7.0
102 min

Three World War II buddies promise to meet at a specified place and time 10 years after the war. They keep their word only to discover how far apart they\'ve grown. But the reunion sparks memories of youthful dreams that haven\'t been fulfilled -- and slowly, the three men reevaluate their lives and try to find a way to renew their friendship.

Genre: Music, Romance
Battle Cry

Battle Cry

Battle Cry
IMDb: 6.5
149 min

The dramatic story of US marines in training, in combat and in love during World War II. The story centres on a major who guides the raw recruits from their training to combat. Based on the novel by Leon Uris.

Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Diaboliques

Diaboliques

Diaboliques
IMDb: 8.0
116 min

In this classic of French suspense, the cruel and abusive headmaster of a boarding school, Michel Delassalle, becomes the target of a murder plot hatched by an unlikely duo -- his meek wife and the mistress he brazenly flaunts. The women, brought together by their mutual hatred for the man, pull off the crime but become increasingly unhinged by a series of odd occurrences after Delassalle\'s corpse mysteriously disappears.

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The Violent Men

The Violent Men

The Violent Men
IMDb: 7.0
96 min

A former Union Army officer plans to sell out to Anchor Ranch and move east with his fiancée, but the low price offered by Anchor\'s crippled owner and the outfit\'s bullying tactics make him reconsider. When one of his hands is murdered he decides to stay and fight, utilizing his war experience. Not all is well at Anchor with the owner\'s wife carrying on with his brother who also has a Mexican woman in town.

Genre: Western
The Colditz Story

The Colditz Story

The Colditz Story
IMDb: 7.0
94 min

Allied prisoners of various nationalities pool their resources to plan numerous escapes from an \"escape-proof\" German P.O.W. camp housed in a Medieval castle.

Genre: War
Bad Day at Black Rock

Bad Day at Black Rock

Bad Day at Black Rock
IMDb: 7.7
81 min

A stranger visits a tiny Western town determined to keep a horrible secret.

Genre: Best Western
Night and Fog

Night and Fog

Night and Fog
IMDb: 8.6
32 min

Filmmaker Alain Resnais documents the atrocities behind the walls of Hitler\'s concentration camps.

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