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Psycho (1960)
Psycho poster Rating: 8.6/10 (353,470 votes)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: Joseph Stefano (screenplay), Robert Bloch (novel)
Stars: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Janet Leigh
Runtime: 109 min
Rated: R
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Released: 08 Sep 1960
Plot: Phoenix officeworker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She has to meet her lover Sam in lunch breaks and they cannot get married because Sam has to give most of his money away in alimony. One Friday Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and start a new life, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam's California store. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into The Bates Motel. The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother.
Citizen Kane (1941)
Citizen Kane poster Rating: 8.4/10 (258,177 votes)
Director: Orson Welles
Writer: Herman J. Mankiewicz (original screen play), Orson Welles (original screen play)
Stars: Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead, Ruth Warrick
Runtime: 119 min
Rated: APPROVED
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Released: 05 Sep 1941
Plot: A group of reporters who are trying to decipher the last word ever spoke by Charles Foster Kane, the millionaire newspaper tycoon: "Rosebud." The film begins with a news reel detailing Kane's life for the masses, and then from there, we are shown flashbacks from Kane's life. As the reporters investigate further, the viewers see a display of a fascinating man's rise to fame, and how he eventually fell off the "top of the world."
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
To Kill a Mockingbird poster Rating: 8.4/10 (180,072 votes)
Director: Robert Mulligan
Writer: Harper Lee (based on her novel "To Kill a Mockingbird"), Horton Foote (screenplay)
Stars: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy
Runtime: 129 min
Rated: NOT RATED
Genre: Drama
Released: 16 Mar 1963
Plot: Based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning book of 1961. Atticus Finch is a lawyer in a racially divided Alabama town in the 1930s. He agrees to defend a young black man who is accused of raping a white woman. Many of the townspeople try to get Atticus to pull out of the trial, but he decides to go ahead. How will the trial turn out - and will it change any of the racial tension in the town ?

The Miracle Worker (1962)
The Miracle Worker poster Rating: 8.1/10 (10,922 votes)
Director: Arthur Penn
Writer: William Gibson (screenplay), William Gibson (based upon the stage play by)
Stars: Anne Bancroft, Victor Jory, Inga Swenson, Andrew Prine
Runtime: 106 min
Rated: APPROVED
Genre: Biography, Drama
Released: 28 Jul 1962
Plot: Young Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution. Her inability to communicate has left her frustrated and violent. In desperation, her parents seek help from the Perkins Institute, which sends them a "half-blind Yankee schoolgirl" named Annie Sullivan to tutor their daughter. Through persistence and love, and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen's walls of silence and darkness and teaches her to communicate.
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
A Streetcar Named Desire poster Rating: 8.1/10 (69,849 votes)
Director: Elia Kazan
Writer: Tennessee Williams (screen play), Oscar Saul (adaptation), Tennessee Williams (based on the original play: "A Streetcar Named Desire" by)
Stars: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden
Runtime: 122 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Drama
Released: 01 Dec 1951
Plot: Blanche is in real need of a protector at this stage in her life when circumstances lead her into paying a visit to her younger sister Stella in New Orleans. She doesn't understand how Stella, who is expecting her first child, could have picked a husband so lacking in refinement. Stanley Kowalski's buddies come over to the house to play cards and one of them, Mitch, finds Blanche attractive until Stanley tells him about what kind of a woman Blanche really is. What will happen when Stella goes to the hospital to have her baby and just Blanche and her brother-in-law are in the house?
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The Maltese Falcon poster Rating: 8.2/10 (98,036 votes)
Director: John Huston
Writer: John Huston (screenplay), Dashiell Hammett (based upon the novel by)
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre
Runtime: 100 min
Rated: NOT RATED
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released: 18 Oct 1941
Plot: Spade and Archer is the name of a San Francisco detective agency. That's for Sam Spade and Miles Archer. The two men are partners, but Sam doesn't like Miles much. A knockout, who goes by the name of Miss Wanderly, walks into their office; and by that night everything's changed. Miles is dead. And so is a man named Floyd Thursby. It seems Miss Wanderly is surrounded by dangerous men. There's Joel Cairo, who uses gardenia-scented calling cards. There's Kasper Gutman, with his enormous girth and feigned civility. Her only hope of protection comes from Sam, who is suspected by the police of one or the other murder. More murders are yet to come, and it will all be because of these dangerous men -- and their lust for a statuette of a bird: the Maltese Falcon.

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