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ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (1976)
Two paranoid journalists do the leg work that ended up bringing down a president. Never has watching guys slowly dial rotary phones been so compelling.
THE SHINING (1980)
A maze of a movie that may not actually have a solution, except for madness.
MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)
If Frank Capra’s particular brand of idealistic American mythmaking feels dated today, that may be more our problem than his.
More a dream-like, twisted love story than a slasher movie, also there are lots of bees.
THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962)
A vast conspiracy is set to bring down the government, and only Frank Sinatra can stop it.
THE EXORCIST (1974)
Still shocking, after all these years.
WAG THE DOG (1997)
This political satire remains hilarious, but these days can’t quite escape its basic 1990s-ness.
This iconic Horror classic has lost some of its power to shock, but still elicits sympathy for its “Monster.”
BORN YESTERDAY (1950)
The only movie I’ve ever seen where the guy likes the girl more after she puts on glasses.