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  • Platoon

    Platoon

    A key entry in Hollywood’s cycle of Vietnam films, Platoon put writer-director Oliver Stone on the map, winning Oscars for best director and best picture.

  • The Lord of the Rings  The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring

    The first instalment of Peter Jackson’s epic adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien saga about the quest of a band of heroes to save their world from evil.

  • Tootsie

    Tootsie

    With the help of some heavy cosmetics and the right wardrobe, an out-of-work actor becomes a star.

  • Stand by Me

    Stand by Me

    Four adolescent boys strike out in search of a missing contemporary in a baby boomer coming-of-age story told with assured, nostalgic charm.

  • The French Connection

    Popeye Doyle’s (Gene Hackman) pursuit by car of a fleeing killer on an elevated train is a masterpiece of staging.

  • The Prestige

    The Prestige

    A pair of fin-de-siècle showman-magicians duel in their personal and professional lives in an appropriately tricksy thriller, directed with panache by Christopher Nolan.

  • Speed

    Speed

    Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock and a bomb on a bus make for an explosive action-thriller.

  • Dirty Mary Crazy Larry

    Peter Fonda plays an aspiring NASCAR driver on the run from the law, with his girl in tow.

  • Kill Bill  Vol. 1

    Kill Bill Vol. 1

    A one-time assassin (Uma Thurman) tracks down her former colleagues, led by ex-lover Bill, and makes them pay for their attempt to murder her.

  • The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers

    The second instalment of Peter Jackson’s lavish three-part fantasy charts the continuing quest of its heroes to destroy a powerful magical ring.

  • The Driver

    Walter Hill’s tense, diamond-tight neo noir, starring Ryan O’Neal.

  • The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King

    The final instalment of the rousing, hugely successful trilogy that redefined the studio blockbuster, The Return of the King won 11 Oscars to add to its box office haul.

  • Papillon

    Steve McQueen stars as a burglar wrongly convicted of murder who befriends his prison-mate (Hoffman) and plans to escape.

  • Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko

    Made when writer-director Richard Kelly was only 25, this foray into the disturbed mind of a schizophrenic teenager (Jake Gyllenhaal) became a cult favourite.

  • Vol. 2

    Vol. 2

    Uma Thurman’s Bride concludes her campaign of vengeance against the former associates who betrayed her, in Quentin Tarantino’s stylish, bloody thriller.

  • Unforgiven

    Unforgiven

    A vicious killer comes out of retirement to avenge the mutilation of a prostitute in Clint Eastwood’s complex, morally ambiguous and Oscar-winning Western.

  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    The third instalment in Steven Spielberg and George Lucas’s adventure series influenced by Saturday morning serials is also the most light-hearted.

  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    Christopher Nolan’s stylish second stab at Batman had a secret weapon: the late Heath Ledger’s show-stopping performance as The Joker.

  • The Exorcist III

    A police lieutenant investigates a series of suspected satanic murders.

  • Heat

    Heat

    Michael Mann’s cat-and-mouse thriller stars Al Pacino and Robert De Niro.

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