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The Talented Mr. Ripley
Written by Anthony Minghella
Based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith

aka "The Mysterious Yearning Secretive Sad Lonely Troubled Confused Loving Musical Gifted Intelligent Beautiful Tender Sensitive Haunted Passionate Talented Mr. Ripley"

Working-class pauper Tom Ripley (Matt Damon) is sent by millionaire shipping magnate Herbert Greenleaf (James Rebhorn) to Europe to find and retrieve his wayward playboy son Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law).
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Tall In The Saddle
Written by Michael Hogan and Paul Fix
Story by Gordon Ray Young

Misogynistic cowboy, Rocklin (John Wayne), arrives in the small town of Santa Inez to start work on a nearby ranch, the KC. Unbeknownst to Rocklin, the ranch owner, Red, was murdered a few weeks before and his straight-laced niece, Clara Cardell (Audrey Long) and her aunt, Miss Martin (Elizabeth Risdon) have also just arrived from the east coast to take over the ranch.

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Taxi Driver
Written by Paul Schrader

Mentally unbalanced ex-Marine Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) gets a job as a New York City night shift taxi driver to help battle his insomnia. While Travis prowls the streets he encounters a city rife with urban crime and tragic personalities.
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The Terminator
Written by James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd

The Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) -- a cyborg killing machine -- is sent back in time from a post war apocalyptic Earth to 1984 to kill Sarah Conner (Linda Hamilton) -- the woman whose unborn son will lead the rebellion against a race of machines in the year 2029. The human resistance sends Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) back in time to save Sarah and assure that her son will fulfill his destiny.
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Terminator 2 - Judgement Day
Written by James Cameron and William Wisher Jr.

A new breed of Terminator -- a liquid metal, shape shifting cyborg model T-1000 (Robert Patrick) -- is sent back in time to kill teenage John Conner (Edward Furlong) before he can lead the human resistance against the rise of the machines in the year 2029. This time the rebels send a reprogrammed Terminator model T-101 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) back in time to protect John and his mother Sarah (Linda Hamilton).
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Thelma & Louise
Written by Callie Khouri

Thelma (Geena Davis), is an Arkansas housewife who is growing tired of her philandering, abusive husband Darryl (Christopher McDonald). Her best friend Louise (Susan Sarandon), is a struggling-to-make-it waitress who is tired of waiting for her boyfriend Jimmy (Michael Madsen) to commit. The two decide take a weekend fishing trip to unwind and enjoy themselves a little before going back to their lives. But before they can reach their destination, a series of events send the pair on the run from the law.

SCRIPT NOTE: Academy Award winner of best original screenplay 1991.
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There's Something About Mary
Written by Ed Decter, John J. Strauss, Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly
Based on a story by Ed Decter and John J. Strauss

Successful writer Ted Stroehmann (Ben Stiller) hires slimy private detective Pat Healy (Matt Dillon) to track down Mary Jensen (Cameron Diaz), a girl from Ted's high school past that he has never gotten over.
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The Thing
Written by Bill Lancaster
Based on the story "Who Goes There" by John W. Campbell Jr.

Director John Carpenter puts a modern spin of the pulp sci-fi story "Who Goes There." An Arctic research team lead by R.J. MacReady (Kurt Russell) is shocked when a nearby team of Norwegians crash their helicopter while trying to kill a sled dog. When the researchers bring the wounded dog into their camp, strange things begin to happen.
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The Thing From Another World
Written by Charles Lederer
Based on the story "Who Goes There" by John W. Campbell. Jr.

An Arctic research team lead by Army Captain Patrick Hendry -- "Henry" in this version of the screenplay -- (Kenneth Tobey), discover an extraterrestrial spacecraft and its pilot frozen in the ice. But when the researchers take the frozen alien (James Arness -- better known for his long-running television role of Marshall Dillon in "Gunsmoke") back to their base, an accidential thawing frees the "vegetable monster" upon the base inhabitants.
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Thirteen Days
Written by David Self
Based on the book "The Kennedy Tapes - Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis" by Ernest R. May and Philip D. Zelikow

Dramatic re-telling of the 13 days in 1962 (October 16 through October 28) when the world came to the brink of nuclear war over the Soviet Union's deployment of nuclear missiles in Cuba.
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Thunderheart
Written by John Fusco

FBI agent, Ray Levoi (Val Kilmer), is assigned to assist legendary agent Frank "Cooch" Coutelle (Sam Shepard), in investigating a murder on an American Indian reservation in South Dakota because he is one-quarter Sioux. Ray's bosses feel his Indian heritage will help in gaining the trust of the 'locals'. But Ray and Cooch are challenged by reservation police officer, Walter Crow Horse (Graham Greene), who is conducting his own investigation.

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Titanic
Written by James Cameron

I don't want to spoil the ending for you but... 'Titanic' is a dramatization of the tragedy of April 15, 1912 when the luxury liner Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic on its maiden voyage. The movie tells the story from the point-of-view of poor boy Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) and rich girl Rose Dewitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) who embark on an ill-fated romance aboard the doomed ship.
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Traffic
Based on the 1989 British mini-series "Traffik", "Traffic" tells the story of the "War On Drugs" from three different perspectives. Ohio State Supreme Court Justice Robert Wakefield (Michael Douglas), appointed by the president as the country's new anti-drug czar, is oblivious that his teen daughter is a junkie. Helena Ayala (Catherine Zeta-Jones), the wife of a San Diego drug lord, closes her eyes to how hubby makes his living until he's arrested. And Javier Rodriquez (Benicio Del Toro), a Mexican cop on the Tijuana border, tries to stay away from the bribes and corruption of the drug cartels and elements of Mexican law enforcement until they cut close to home.

Four people won Oscars for this film. Their names are Steven, Stephen, Stephen and Benicio.
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True Believer
Written by Wesley Strick

One time great 60's era lawyer Eddie Dodd (James Woods) now mostly defends drug dealers because they pay better. But when a woman comes to Eddie to defend her son whom is in prison for eight years for a murder she claims he did not commit, Eddie, against his better judgment, takes the case and begins a dangerous investigation.
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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Written by David Lynch and Robert Engels

A prequel to the short lived television series, "Fire Walk With Me" follows troubled high-school coed Laura Palmer's (Sheryl Lee) last days before the discovery of her plastic-wrapped body along the river in Twin Peaks, Washington.

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