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Kubo and the Two Strings


Kubo and the Two Strings 2016
IMDb:   7.8/10

Metacritic:   84/100

Genre:   Animation, Family

Available From:   2017-04-08

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Travis Knight

In feudal Japan, a one-eyed boy with musical magic powers searches for his father's enchanted armor, pursued by his evil grandfather, the Moon King.

Actor(s):   Art Parkinson, Brenda Vaccaro, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Charlize Theron, George Takei, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara

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Carol


Carol 2015
IMDb:   7.2/10

Metacritic:   95/100

Genre:   Drama, Romance

Available From:   2017-01-01

Year:   2015

Director(s):   Todd Haynes

A wealthy married woman and a female department store clerk begin a forbidden affair in the 1950s that leads to both heartache and liberating joy.

Actor(s):   Carrie Brownstein, Cate Blanchett, Cory Michael Smith, Jake Lacy, John Magaro, Kevin Crowley, Kyle Chandler, Nik Pajic, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson

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Hacksaw Ridge


Hacksaw Ridge 2016
IMDb:   8.2/10

Metacritic:   71/100

Genre:   Biography, Drama, War

Available From:   2017-05-02

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Mel Gibson

During World War II, Army medic and conscientious objector Desmond Doss becomes an unlikely hero on an Okinawa battlefield without bearing arms.

Actor(s):   Andrew Garfield, Ben O'Toole, Firass Dirani, Hugo Weaving, Jacob Warner, Luke Bracey, Luke Pegler, Milo Gibson, Ori Pfeffer, Rachel Griffiths, Richard Pyros, Richard Roxburgh, Ryan Corr, Sam Worthington, Teresa Palmer, Vince Vaughn

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Blue Is the Warmest Color


Blue Is the Warmest Color 2013
IMDb:   7.8/10

Metacritic:   88/100

Genre:   Drama, Romance

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2013

Director(s):   Abdellatif Kechiche

Determined to fall in love, 15-year-old Adele is focused on boys. But it's a blue-haired girl she meets on the street who really piques her interest.

Actor(s):   Adele Exarchopoulos, Lea Seydoux

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The Dark Knight Rises


The Dark Knight Rises 2012
IMDb:   8.4/10

Metacritic:   78/100

Genre:   Action, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2012

Director(s):   Christopher Nolan

Billionaire Bruce Wayne must once again don the cape of his alter ego, Batman, when Gotham is threatened by new foes such as Catwoman and Bane.

Actor(s):   Anne Hathaway, Ben Mendelsohn, Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Matthew Modine, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople


Hunt for the Wilderpeople 2016
IMDb:   7.9/10

Metacritic:   81/100

Genre:   Adventure, Comedy

Available From:   2016-12-25

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Taika Waititi

A wild teenage boy and his late foster mother's cantankerous husband get lost in the wilderness after social services threatens to take the boy away.

Actor(s):   Cohen Holloway, Julian Dennison, Mike Minouge, Oscar Kightley, Rachel House, Rhys Darby, Rima Te Wiata, Sam Neill, Stan Walker, Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne, Troy Kingi

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Sicario


Sicario 2015
IMDb:   7.6/10

Metacritic:   82/100

Genre:   Action, Crime, Thriller

Available From:   2016-04-22

Year:   2015

Director(s):   Denis Villeneuve

An FBI agent takes part in an undercover operation targeting a Mexican drug lord, but her ethics are challenged when the sting crosses the line.

Actor(s):   Benicio Del Toro, Bernardo Saracino, Daniel Kaluuya, Emily Blunt, Jeffrey Donovan, Jon Bernthal, Josh Brolin, Julio Cedillo, Raoul Trujillo, Victor Garber

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Gone Girl


Gone Girl 2014
IMDb:   8.1/10

Metacritic:   79/100

Genre:   Crime, Thriller

Available From:   2015-06-02

Year:   2014

Director(s):   David Fincher

His marriage crumbling, Nick comes home one day to find his wife has vanished. And as the police turn up the heat, shocking truths come to light.

Actor(s):   Ben Affleck, Boyd Holbrook, Carrie Coon, Casey Wilson, David Clennon, Emily Ratajkowski, Kim Dickens, Lisa Banes, Lola Kirke, Missi Pyle, Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Fugit, Rosamund Pike, Sela Ward, Tyler Perry

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Elle


Elle 2016
IMDb:   7.2/10

Metacritic:   89/100

Genre:   Crime, Drama, Thriller

Available From:   2017-06-29

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Paul Verhoeven

A successful businesswoman who was brutally raped uses her own cunning and erotic imagination to track down her rapist without the help of police.

Actor(s):   Alice Isaaz, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling, Christian Berkel, Isabelle Huppert, Jonas Bloquet, Judith Magre, Laurent Lafitte, Virginie Efira

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The Revenant


The Revenant 2015
IMDb:   8/10

Metacritic:   76/100

Genre:   Action, Drama, Western

Available From:   2016-09-03

Year:   2015

Director(s):   Alejandro G. Inarritu, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

In the 1820s, a fur trapper struggles for survival to exact retribution against a ruthless mercenary who left him to die along the Missouri River.

Actor(s):   Arthur Redcloud, Christopher Rosamond, Domhnall Gleeson, Duane Howard, Fabrice Adde, Forrest Goodluck, Joshua Burge, Kristoffer Joner, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lukas Haas, Melaw Nakehk'o, Paul Anderson, Robert Moloney, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter

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