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12 Angry Men
Cast: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley
Director: Sidney Lumet
Synopsis: An open and shut case of murder soon becomes much more when the jury adjourns and has to face each other's predjudices and preconceptions about the trial and the accused.
Run Time: 1:36
Cast: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw
Director: George Roy Hill
Synopsis: Robert Redford and Paul Newman star in this Oscar winning caper comedy about two con men who seek to avenge the death of their friend by stealing a fortune from the man who killed him.
Run Time: 2:09
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross
Director: Mike Nichols
Synopsis: A recent college graduate's life becomes complicated when he enters a love triangle with a mother and daughter.
Run Time: 1:45
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray
Director: Billy Wilder
Synopsis: An insurance clerk tries to climb the company ladder by loaning his apartment to executives having affairs. Problems arise when he falls for the sweet elevator operator, who is the most recent affair of his boss.
Run Time: 2:05
The Big Lebowski
Cast: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore
Director: Joel Coen
Synopsis: When laid back stoner Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski is mistaken for a rich business man, he is pulled into a web of mystery and betrayal as he seeks compensation for his soiled rug, which really ties the room together.
Run Time: 1:57