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The Last Samurai
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The Last Samurai (2003)

7.8 R
Genre: Drama, Action, War
Release Date: December. 05,2003
Duration: 154min
Country: US
Original Language: en
Director: Edward Zwick
Plot: The Emperor of Japan engaged a well-known American officer named Captain Nathan Algren to instruct Japan's first army in modern fighting techniques. Algren is thrust into a conflict between two worlds and two eras as the Omura Imperial Cabinet works to eradicate the last of the old Imperial samurai to implement a more trade-friendly and Westernized government policy. His only source of guidance is his sense of honor.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Timothy Spall, Tony Goldwyn, Hiroyuki Sanada
Keywords: loss of loved one, japan, samurai, sword, war veteran, swordplay, war crimes, general, self-discovery, sense of guilt

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6.5 NR
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Release Date: 1957-09-01
Duration: 72min
Country: US
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7.3
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8.1 NR
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Broken Blossoms (1919)

7.2
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Cool Hand Luke (1967)

8.1 PG
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Release Date: 1967-11-01
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Doctor Zhivago
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Doctor Zhivago (1965)

7.9 PG-13
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Release Date: 1965-12-31
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Dead Man (1996)

7.5 R
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Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Western
Release Date: 1996-05-05
Duration: 121min
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Don't Look Now
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Don't Look Now (1973)

7.1 R
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Release Date: 1973-12-09
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

8.4 PG
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Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

7.3 R
Genre: Adventure, Action, Comedy
Release Date: 1989-07-07
Duration: 114min
Country: US
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Mission: Impossible
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Mission: Impossible (1996)

7.2 PG-13
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Release Date: 1996-05-22
Duration: 110min
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The General (1927)

8.1 NR
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Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

7.3 R
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, Action
Release Date: 2000-05-05
Duration: 155min
Country: US
Plot: Both his subjects and the ailing emperor Marcus Aurelius admired the formidable Roman general Maximus Meridius. Maximus was chosen by the emperor to succeed him before his death, and due to a power struggle, he and his family were executed. The strong general's lack of will caused him to be caught and forced into gladiatorial combat till his death, and he was powerless to save his family. His sole motivation at this point was the opportunity to go to the top and meet the person who would exact his retribution by looking into his eyes.
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