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Johnny Guitar (1954)
Johnny Guitar poster Rating: 7.7/10 (9,870 votes)
Director: Nicholas Ray
Writer: Philip Yordan (screenplay), Roy Chanslor (novel)
Stars: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, Scott Brady
Runtime: 110 min
Rated: UNRATED
Genre: Drama, Western
Released: 27 May 1954
Plot: Vienna has built a saloon outside of town, and she hopes to build her own town once the railroad is put through, but the townsfolk want her gone. When four men hold up a stagecoach and kill a man the town officials, led by Emma Small, come to the saloon to grab four of Vienna's friends, the Dancin' Kid and his men. Vienna stands strong against them, and is aided by the presence of an old acquaintance of hers, Johnny Guitar, who is not what he seems.

The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
The Long Kiss Goodnight poster Rating: 6.7/10 (55,746 votes)
Director: Renny Harlin
Writer: Shane Black
Stars: Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Yvonne Zima, Craig Bierko
Runtime: 121 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Released: 11 Oct 1996
Plot: Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, has a job teaching school and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to remember small parts of her previous life as a lethal, top-secret agent. Her old chums in the Chapter are now out to kill her so she enlists the help of a cheap detective named Mitch. As Samantha remembers more and more of her previous life, she becomes deadlier and more resourceful. Both Mitch and Charly proceed to do the killing thing, the bleeding thing and the shooting thing.

The Boston Strangler (1968)
The Boston Strangler poster Rating: 7.1/10 (5,423 votes)
Director: Richard Fleischer
Writer: Edward Anhalt (screenplay), Gerold Frank (book)
Stars: Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy, Mike Kellin
Runtime: 116 min
Rated: APPROVED
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Released: 16 Oct 1968
Plot: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from the point of view of the investigators who have very few clues to build a case upon.
The Fifth Element (1997)
The Fifth Element poster Rating: 7.6/10 (301,210 votes)
Director: Luc Besson
Writer: Luc Besson (story), Luc Besson (screenplay), Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay)
Stars: Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Milla Jovovich
Runtime: 126 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Released: 09 May 1997
Plot: In the twenty-third century, the universe is threatened by evil. The only hope for mankind is the Fifth Element, who comes to Earth every five thousand years to protect the humans with four stones of the four elements: fire, water, Earth and air. A Mondoshawan spacecraft is bringing The Fifth Element back to Earth but it is destroyed by the evil Mangalores. However, a team of scientists use the DNA of the remains of the Fifth Element to rebuild the perfect being called Leeloo. She escapes from the laboratory and stumbles upon the taxi driver and former elite commando major Korben Dallas that helps her to escape from the police. Leeloo tells him that she must meet Father Vito Cornelius to accomplish her mission. Meanwhile, the Evil uses the greedy and cruel Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg and a team of mercenary Mangalores to retrieve the stones and avoid the protection of Leeloo. But the skilled Korben Dallas has fallen in love with Leeloo and decides to help her to retrieve the stones.
Demolition Man (1993)
Demolition Man poster Rating: 6.6/10 (108,833 votes)
Director: Marco Brambilla
Writer: Peter M. Lenkov (story), Robert Reneau (story), Daniel Waters (screenplay), Robert Reneau (screenplay), Peter M. Lenkov (screenplay)
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne
Runtime: 115 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Released: 08 Oct 1993
Plot: Frozen in 1996, Simon Phoenix, a convicted crime lord, is revived for a parole hearing well into the 21st century. Revived into a society free from crime, Phoenix resumes his murderous rampage, and no one can stop him. John Spartan, the police officer who captured Phoenix in 1996, has also been cryogenically frozen, this time for a crime he did not commit. In 2032, the former cities of Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Barbara have merged into peaceful, utopian San Angeles. Unable to stop him with their non-violent solutions, the police release Spartan to help recapture Phoenix. Now after 36 years, Spartan has to adapt himself to the future society he has no knowledge about.

Batman Returns (1992)
Batman Returns poster Rating: 7.0/10 (187,721 votes)
Director: Tim Burton
Writer: Bob Kane (Batman characters), Daniel Waters (story), Sam Hamm (story), Daniel Waters (screenplay)
Stars: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken
Runtime: 126 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action
Released: 19 Jun 1992
Plot: When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda.
Patton (1970)
Patton poster Rating: 8.0/10 (69,456 votes)
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Writer: Francis Ford Coppola (screen story and screenplay), Edmund H. North (screen story and screenplay), Ladislas Farago (based on factual material from "Patton: Ordeal and Triumph"), Omar N. Bradley (based on factual material from: "A Soldier's Story")
Stars: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young, Michael Strong
Runtime: 172 min
Rated: GP
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Released: 02 Apr 1970
Plot: "Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with Patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Europe and the fall of the Third Reich. Side plots also speak of Patton's numerous faults such his temper and tendency toward insubordination, faults that would prevent him from becoming the lead American general in the Normandy Invasion as well as to his being relieved as Occupation Commander of Germany.
They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)
They Call Me Mister Tibbs! poster Rating: 6.0/10 (1,986 votes)
Director: Gordon Douglas
Writer: Alan Trustman (screenplay), James R. Webb (screenplay), Alan Trustman (story), John Ball (character)
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Martin Landau, Barbara McNair, Anthony Zerbe
Runtime: 108 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Released: 10 Jul 1970
Plot: San Francisco Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs is called in to investigate when a liberal street preacher and political candidate is accused of murdering a prostitute. Tibbs is also battling ...
Death Wish (1974)
Death Wish poster Rating: 7.0/10 (22,536 votes)
Director: Michael Winner
Writer: Brian Garfield (novel), Wendell Mayes (screenplay)
Stars: Charles Bronson, Hope Lange, Vincent Gardenia, Steven Keats
Runtime: 93 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Released: 24 Jul 1974
Plot: Open-minded architect Paul Kersey returns to New York City from vacationing with his wife, feeling on top of the world. At the office, his cynical coworker gives him the welcome-back with a warning on the rising crime rate. But Paul, a bleeding-heart liberal, thinks of crime as being caused by poverty. However his coworker's ranting proves to be more than true when Paul's wife is killed and his daughter is raped in his own apartment. The police have no reliable leads and his overly sensitive son-in-law only exacerbates Paul's feeling of hopelessness. He is now facing the reality that the police can't be everywhere at once. Out of sympathy his boss gives him an assignment in sunny Arizona where Paul gets a taste of the Old West ideals. He returns to New York with a compromised view on muggers...
Rising Sun (1993)
Rising Sun poster Rating: 6.2/10 (31,735 votes)
Director: Philip Kaufman
Writer: Michael Crichton (novel), Philip Kaufman (screenplay), Michael Crichton (screenplay), Michael Backes (screenplay)
Stars: Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Harvey Keitel, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Runtime: 129 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Released: 30 Jul 1993
Plot: At the offices of a Japanese corporation, during a party, a woman, who's evidently a professional mistress, is found dead, apparently after some rough sex. A police detective, Web Smith is called in to investigate but before getting there, he gets a call from someone who instructs him to pick up John Connor, a former police Captain and expert on Japanese affairs. When they arrive there Web thinks that everything is obvious but Connor tells him that there's a lot more going on.
Ricochet (1991)
Ricochet poster Rating: 6.1/10 (11,609 votes)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
Writer: Fred Dekker (story), Menno Meyjes (story), Steven E. de Souza (screenplay)
Stars: Denzel Washington, John Lithgow, Ice-T, Kevin Pollak
Runtime: 102 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Released: 04 Oct 1991
Plot: In this action thriller, Denzel Washington plays Nick Styles, the assistant district attorney of L.A. The film opens in his early days as a cop on the L.A.P.D. During a carnival, master criminal Earl Talbot Blake creates a scene after a botched drug deal. Styles and Blake confront each other, during which Blake is wounded by Styles and later sent to prison. Seven years later, Blake escapes from prison during a parole board hearing to carry out his revenge against Styles, and what follows is a violent series of events that destroys Styles' career. This sets the stage for one last bloody duel between Styles and Blake.

 

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