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High Fidelity (2000)
Director: Stephen Frears
Nick Hornby's North London discomaniac memoir makes as much sense in Chicago, thanks to John Cusack's unique mix of geekiness and appeal. Read Review
Dumb And Dumber (1994)
Directors: Peter and Bobby Farrelly
A high (or low) watermark in the history of gross-out, scrambling the frenzied talents of Jim Carrey and the Farrelly brothers, with Jeff Daniels gamely pitching in. Read Review
Hairspray (1988)
Director: John Waters
Waters delivers a garish but affectionate Baltimore flashback with "pleasantly plump" teen Ricki Lake doing a mean twist and ending racial segregation on local TV as well. Read Review
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Director: Sidney Lumet
A riveting character study (Pacino makes his bank robber fuck-up extraordinarily moving), a penetrating exposť of a media feeding frenzy, or just a great heist-gone-wrong flick. Any way, it's brilliant. Read Review
Atonement (2007)
Director: Joe Wright
Ian McEwan's devastating war romance is masterfully conveyed to screen by Joe Wright, whose taut stylistics, from the telling typewriter-clack of the soundtrack to that one-take, Steadicam Dunkirk shot, can't fail to impress. Read Review
Being John Malkovich (1999)
Director: Spike Jonze
A weird premise, courtesy of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, is spun into the archetypal 'quirky' indie hit, with major stars geeking out, accessible in-jokes and a plot that surprisingly makes sense. Malkovich won major points for caricaturing himself as 'John Horatio Malkovich'. Read Review

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