What are the best and most interesting things?

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    #1The Godfather

    The Godfather

    The Godfather tells the intimate story of the Corleone family at the core of the Italian-American in the 40s. It was directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel of Mario Puzo which won three Oscar awards and seven nominations. 

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    Fathima Kamrul
    Written on November 11, 2018
    "nice movie "
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    #22001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey is a sci-fi film by Stanley Kubrick. The film follows a team of scientists in a space expedition to Jupiter, seeking signs of extraterrestrial life. They are guided by the artificial intelligence HAL 9000 who gains sentience. 

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    Ann Lucas
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Open the pod bay doors, HAL. Such a great classic movie. If you haven't seen it, you're missing out."
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    #3The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street

    The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street

    Exile on Main Street is one of the best albums of one the best bands ever, The Rolling Stones. This record reflects a period of time when Keith Richards was at his peak of compositive talents. Recorded in his basement in France, its jammy and bluesy spirits and its freewheeling nature make this record a perfect choice to listen to while on a road trip. 

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    Charles Mills
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street is one of the best rock and roll albums ever and one of the best and most interesting things you could chose to listen to. It is a classic rock album from the 60s and has some of the greatest Stones hits of all time. If you've never heard this album pick it up today!"
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    #4A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange is a standalone 1963 classic science fiction book written by Anthony Burgess which centers on 15-year-old Alex McDowell who spread violence, but then he came back in the reality and was rejected by his parents. 

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    Madison Santos
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "This is a great suggestion but it may not be very appropriate for all ages. It was some disturbing stuff in it so those that are a bit easily bothered probably should stay away. It's extremely interesting however if you can get past the strange and lewd scenes."
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    #5The Sopranos

    The Sopranos

    The Sopranos is an American crime drama television series created by David Chase. It follows New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano, who deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business.

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    Keith Wheeler
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This show is an incredibly interesting show. Not only does it give a slight insight of the mafia, it gives you the struggles and troubles of running the organization and the mental anguish it can cause."
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    #6Vertigo

    Vertigo
    San Francisco police detective Scottie Fergusson develops a fear of heights and is forced to retire when a colleague falls to his death during a chase. One of the most Alfred Hitchcock acclaimed movie.
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    Sean Diaz
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Only Hitchcock can be Hitchcock, and Vertigo is perhaps his best known film after the acclaimed Psycho. Even people who haven't seen it recognize the characters and some of the scenes because it has worked its way into the popular consciousness. I revisit it every few years and still can't believe what a tight, almost perfect thriller it is."
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    #7The Searchers

    The Searchers

    An American Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from the Comanches. The Searchers is a 1956 Western film directed by John Ford, starring John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, and Natalie Wood.

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    Andrew Garrett
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "if you like westerns, then I'm sure you know the movie, "The Searchers". It's probably one of John Wayne's best movies. the Duke is a Civil War veteran from Texas who will stop at nothing to find the men who murdered his family. It's a great movie."
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    #8The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs is a crime, drama, and thriller movie directed by Jonathan Demme and launched on February 14, 1991. Starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, the plot follows the story of a psychopath Buffalo Bill.

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    Walter Howell
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This book is one of the more interesting things, as it has several themes that people normally wouldn't get involved with, and has spurred more than just a book and a movie; there are cult followings for it, and there are also many references to various parts of the book/movie on the internet."
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    #9Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows Elizabeth Bennet as she navigates British society and is confronted with how people regard things like upbringing, education, manners, morality, and marriage.

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    Jean Evans
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "When I think of some of the best and most interesting things, many things come to mind. However, Pride and Prejudice transcends time and still remains a classic. This book is interesting and the characters have stood the test of time."
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    #10Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane was the first movie directed by Orson Welles and stands as one of the best movies ever made. Based on the life of media tycoon William Randolph-Hearst, Citizen Kane tells the story of a media Emperor and his life, but what changed movie story was its script, its filming and the whole movie as a piece of narrative art.

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    Grace Gao
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "i love this movies is the best movies ever citizen Kane was the first movie directed by a young Orson Welles and stands as one of the best movies ever made."
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    #11Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is the second film of the original trilogy, which follows the adventures of Luke Skywalker and his friends as they go in different ways. This is directed by Irvin Kershner and was released in 1980.

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    Brenda Barnes
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "With few exceptions, Star Wars the Empire strikes Back surpasses the iconic previous film and all avenues of entertainment. Watch Luke Skywalker try to aid the rebels and learn more about the force and relive the experience of watching the first film for the first time. "
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    #12Singin' in the Rain

    Singin' in the Rain

    Directed by Stanley Donen, Singin' in the Rain is a classic 1952 film from Metro Goldwyn Mayer. The movie is about a silent film production company and cast makes a difficult transition to sound

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    #13The Beatles - Abbey Road

    The Beatles - Abbey Road

    Some may say that Abbey Road is the best album by the best band ever. We don't know but what we think is that Abbey Road is a perfect album to enjoy while driving on a road trip. Songs like Come Together, Something, Octopus's Garden, Here Comes the Sun, Because are perfect and atemporal and create the perfect atmosphere for a long ride.

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    #14The Apartment

    The Apartment

    The Apartment is an American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Billy Wilder and stars Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine. The story is about a man who tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts.

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    Frances Walters
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "The Apartment is a charming movie, well-acted and beautiful to look at, but I don't know if it's among the best and most interesting things. It's definitely entertaining and a classic, so watch it for sure! But you can probably set your sites a little higher."
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    #15Casablanca

    Casablanca

    Casablanca is a 1943 American romantic drama film set during World War II in the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca. The film was directed by Michael Curtiz and starred Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

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    Bruce He
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Casablanca is a classic movie that up until recently everyone recognized the line "Here's looking at you, kid." It's a story about a fellow who runs a night club that ends up being a safe haven for refugees looking to flee during WW2. It was released in 1942 and is still held in high esteem as a great piece of American cinema."
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    #16Modern Times

    Modern Times

    The Tramp struggles to live in a modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman. Modern Times is a 1936 comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin.

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    Jerry Franklin
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Modern Times is a classic movie starring some of the biggest names from the early movie days. It can be difficult to watch classic movies because of how far movie making has come since then, but this silent film definitely lives up to it's hype."
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    #17Don Quixote

    Don Quixote
    Don Quixote by the Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes is considered the first modern novel. It was published in two parts, in 1605 and 1615. It is about a rich man who went crazy after reading chivalry tales and traveled around the world. 
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    Hansika Khan
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I love to read and I enjoy finding books that capture my attention and keep me engaged throughout. This book is no exception. It's very well written and delightful overall. I fond that once I picked up the book to start reading, I wasn't able to put it down. The story kept me engaged throughout as it talks about leadership, principles, values that are important. I bought the paperback version so it was affordable as well. "
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    #18Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    Blade Runner is a 1982 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott. Rick Deckard is a blade runner which must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. 

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    Kathy Gibson
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "seems interesting to read"
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    #19Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual

    Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual

    The last album of Jane's Addiction before the reunion was the perfect epilogue of an era and the prologue of another. Creators of the alternative rock scene, their mix of funk, heavy metal, surf, progressive rock, punk was the base for many bands that came after but never topped. 

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    Judith Harper
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual is one of the best rock albums of all time. The band embraced all types of music back then and really put their heart and soul into their work. This band always makes me miss the 90's and all of the great music of the time."
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    #20The Odyssey

    The Odyssey

    After enduring the Trojan War, Odysseus begins the treacherous journey home to Ithaca. Homer's The Odyssey was composed around 700 BC and is one of the earliest epics in existence, remaining as one of the most influential works of literature today.

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    Patrick Gray
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "If you're looking for the best and most interesting things -- and really, who isn't? -- then Homer's The Odyssey has to be near the top of the list. One of the all-time greatest pieces of literature ever written, this version offers an excellent translation from the original text, adding to the appeal of this work and showing why it has endured for so many centuries."
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    #21One Hundred Years of Solitude

    One Hundred Years of Solitude

    One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez, tells the story of the Buendía family, generation after generation, living in the mountain town of Macondo. Magic and reality interweave to create one of the most rewarding reading experiences of the 20th century.

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    Jeffrey Hayes
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Very interesting story with a little bit of magic thrown in. Quite the interesting and captivating read."
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    #22War and Peace

    War and Peace
    Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace is considered one of the finest novels ever written. The story chronicles Napoleon's invasion of Russia during the early 19th century.
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    Bobby Ortiz
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This is a must-read classic. I decided to read it this month after I kept hearing about it from my daughter in college. It seems daunting at first because of it's length and the fact that it is translated, but it is very readable and interesting."
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    #23The Divine Comedy

    The Divine Comedy
    Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy tells of the poet's travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise in search of salvation. Before he is redeemed, he will learn the meaning of evil, sin, damnation, and forgiveness.
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    James Meyer
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "The Divine Comedy is one of the most well known works of literature throughout history for a reason. Just a great, creative, thought provoking book. It blows my mind how such quality could have been written so long ago and translated to modern language and still read so amazingly well."
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    #24Ulysses

    Ulysses
    Considered one of the greatest 20th-century novels written in English, James Joyce's Ulysses pulls from Greek Mythology to create a modern version staring Ulysses as he journeys through 20th century Ireland. 
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    Mildred Lopez
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This was a great book! The plot keeps you turning the pages to see what happens next. Loved the way they pulled from Green Mythology to a modern era."
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    #25The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye is J.D. Salinger's 1951 classic about teenager Holden Caulfield, who was used as an icon of teenage angst and rebellion. The controversial book has caused debates, mainly because of its vulgar language and themes.

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    Alejandro Blanco
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "one of the first books I remember reading during my high school years. Some of the description of New York was good and the dialogue between Holden and his sister is pretty good. This is a well written book by J.D. Salinger and has become a classic."
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    #26The Crown

    The Crown

    The Crown is a Netflix original series wherein we discover Britain's royal family's romances, political rivalries, personal intrigues, and events that shaped the world during the 20th century. It is, particularly about Queen Elizabeth II.

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    Sharon Carroll
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "The Crown is one of the most interesting shows I have seen in a while. It really captivates you and gives you the feeling that you are back in the time period. The cast is excellent and the quality is exactly as you would expect it to be like during the time period. Definitely one of the best shows I have seen in a while. "
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    #27Peaky Blinders

    Peaky Blinders

    Peaky Blinders is a British TV drama that tells the story of the Peaky Binders crime gang, set in Birmingham during the aftermath of the First World War. The show centers on the fight of this criminal gang against the police.

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    Karen Bailey
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "Peaky Blinders is very similar to the Boondock Saints, which is one of the reasons I like to watch it. If you are looking for something that is interesting to watch, this show is it. It keeps things moving and interesting."
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    #28Grateful Dead - American Beauty

    Grateful Dead - American Beauty

    Grateful Dead is one of the best bands that came from the sixties free spirit era. They were one of the bands that emerge from the hippie and psychedelic scene from California. Fusing all types of music like jazz, country, rock, psychedelia, blues, space rock and long and acid oriented instrumental jams. American Beauty was the follow up for their Workingman's Dead album where they continue exploring the folk, bluegrass and country elements of their music developing their songcraft to their highest point.

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    #29Narcos

    Narcos

    Narcos is a Netflix original series which the gripping real-life story of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar who became a billionaire for the production and distribution of cocaine. Its season four is a reset of season one titled Narcos: Mexico. 

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    Eric Crawford
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Omg, I fell in love with this show. I am still a few episodes behind, but I think it is one of the greatest pieces of television since the Wire. It's just done so well. And I really didn't think I would enjoy another Pablo Escobar show/ movie when this came out. I highly recommend this for anyone who loves high quality, binge watchable shows."
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    #30Man on Wire

    Man on Wire

    Man on Wire is a BBC documentary which explores Philippe Petit's preparations for historically walking across a high wire between New York's Twin Towers. This documentary was directed by James Marsh.

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    Barbara Smith
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Okay, this is cool. It might not be one of the best things, but it sure is interesting. There is a lot of amazing footage. Well worth a watch. But it isn't up there with something like the Taj Mahal or anything. But a fun watch."
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    #31The Wire

    The Wire

    The Wire is an American crime drama television series created by former police reporter David Simon. It takes place in Baltimore, Maryland, and follows the drug scene in the city from the eyes of the drug dealers and law enforcement.

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    Julie Stewart
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "The Wire is a very intense but good HBO series. It is very realistic and takes you into the Baltimore drug seen from the viewpoint of actual dealers and officers. If you like cops shows you will love this one. "
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    #32Westworld

    Westworld
    Westworld is an ongoing sci-fi drama series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, starring Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, and Ed Harris. Produced by HBO, the first season of the series premiered in 2016.
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    Judy Graham
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Westworld is a super interesting show, almost better than Stranger Things! I really enjoying the creative and deep feel of the show. It's slowly becoming one of my favorites."
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    #33Six Feet Under

    Six Feet Under

    Six Feet Under is a hit HBO series that takes a darkly comic look at a dysfunctional family that runs a funeral business in Los Angeles. This American comedy stars Peter Krause as Nate Fisher who takes over the family business after his father's death.

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    Tom Jia
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "I love six feet under for the drama. It's essentially a la family that runs a funeral business and it's just insane. It starts with someone dying and uses emotions in most of the episodes. Very interesting and edgy."
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    #34Room 237

    Room 237

    This obsessive movie is a documentary that explores the fan theories that explain one of the most surprising and metaphoric horror movie of all time, The Shining. This documentary explores, almost frame by frame, every visual aspect, every metaphor, every context of Stanley Kubrick's masterwork.

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    Divya Khan
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "If you think watching a horror film is interesting, you are in for a treat. It is so hard to find something that is interesting and engaging for a few hours. Room 237 does just that by keeping you engaged and explaining everything that you think you understood in the Shining. "
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    #35The Handmaid's Tale

    The Handmaid's Tale

    The Handmaid's Tale is an original Hulu series based on the novel by Margaret Atwood. The story is set in the near future where America is under a theocratic rule that forces fertile women to be impregnated by men from wealthy families. 

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    Ai Gong
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "The Handmaid's Tale is probably the most well-produced show I've watched on television in the past decade, maybe second only to Breaking Bad. The drama is taut and tense and full of surprises. It all feels stunningly possible, even portentous. The lead actress is brilliant in the role. It's a must-see."
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    #36Game of Thrones

    Game of Thrones

    Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series produced by the HBO cable network. It is based on the novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, written by George R.R. Martin. The show has 38 Emmy wins and 110 Emmy nominations. 

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    Víctor Hugo Rangel
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "If you have not started watching game of thrones then you need to! My girlfriend and I have watched every episode of the show and absolutely love it. There are so many crazy plot twists that you never see coming. I am so excited for the next season to come out. This show is one of my favorites and I highly recommend everyone at least watch the first season. "
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    #37Fleetwod Mac - Rumours

    Fleetwod Mac - Rumours

    The number of hits and classic songs that there all in this album is so high that is almost a record to sing-along with in its own entirety. This album, the second with the lineup that was established in 1975  with the album Fleetwood Mac, was the biggest success of the band, that expanded its sound from blues rock to a music full of vocal harmonies between Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. 

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    Rodrigo Espinosa
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Although I like Fleetwood mac, I would not consider them to be one of my favorites. This album represents them the best. Many of their hits are on this, but some of the better songs are their lesser known tracks. Easy to listen to from beginning to end."
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    #38Five Came Back

    Five Came Back
    Five Came Back is a documentary directed by Laurent Bouzereau. It was released in 2017 and starred Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, and others. It has five stories about Hollywood directors who enlisted to fight in World War II.
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    #39House of Cards

    House of Cards

    House of Cards is a political drama series set in present-day Washington. It tells the story of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), a Congressman who, after being passed over for appointment as Secretary of State, creates a plan to attain power. 

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    Lu Gong
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "A great storyline. I love snuggling down and watching this after a long hard day. It is fun to fantasize about fake politics with everything negatively political in the world. It is very interesting to watch how the characters play out and fun to learn about the inner working of politics in a carefree manner."
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    #40Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

    Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

    One of the best albums by the British pianist and singer, reaching 30 million of copies sold. This album launched in 1973 and with Bernie Taupin's lyrics, the main composer of this era for Elton John is a musical tour de force. Grandiloquent, emotional, minimal sometimes, this double album showed all the talents of Elton John, from piano ballad to rock and roll gems. An album to immerse during a road trip.

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    Amanda Gomez
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is an album by Elton John. While it is highly regarded among his work, there are likely more interesting things out there."
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    #41The Witness Documentary

    The Witness Documentary

    The Witness is a documentary directed by James D. Solomon and was released in 2016. It is about the 38 people who witnessed the murder of Kitty Genovese but did not do anything. Kitty's brother, Bill, is one of the speakers in the documentary.

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    Brian James
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "The Netflix documentary The Witness was excellently made. I think this story contributes to the idea that people, for some odd reason, will not assist someone who is currently being victimized by a crime. I can recall some people advised individuals who are being assaulted or raped to scream fire in an attempt to gain assistance. This story adds credence to that concept. "

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Best What are the best and most interesting things
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The GodfatherMovies 80 Paid
22001: A Space OdysseyMovies 75 Paid
3The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main StreetMusic 72 Paid
4A Clockwork OrangeBooks 69 Paid
5The SopranosTV Shows 69 Paid
6VertigoMovies 67 Paid
7The SearchersMovies 65 Paid
8The Silence of the LambsMovies 63 Paid
9Pride and PrejudiceBooks 60 Paid
10Citizen KaneMovies 59 Paid
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