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Leave Her To Heaven (1945)
Director: John M. Stahl
A smart, flashback-driven noir-melodrama charting a marriage swept to hell on a dark wave of jealousy. Championed by Scorsese, who discovered it on TV after a midnight asthma attack. Read Review

The Last Waltz (1978)
Director: Martin Scorsese
If Woodstock (co-directed by Scorsese) marks the beginning of an era, The Last Waltz appropriately and sensitively captures its end, as Scorsese documents the last gig by former Dylan backing-act The Band. Read Review

Fatal Attraction (1987)
Director: Adrian Lyne
The movie that gave us the phrase "bunny-boiler", Lyne's cautionary anti-romance was a phenomenon at the time. It's not aged too well (terrible ending), but its influence is still felt. Read Review

Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Director: Pete Docter
Another Pixar charmer that zips along on a buddy-movie premise, most notable for the novel concept that the horrors slithering under your bed are nothing more than regular working schmoes. Read Review

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The Gold Rush (1925)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Masterfully recreating the freezing wastes of Alaska on his Hollywood backlot, Chaplin keeps his notorious sentimentality in check and offers up one of the most durable gems of the silent era, following the Tramp's varying fortunes as a gold prospector. Read Review

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