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A film about juvenile delinquency left kids dancing in the aisles to devil's music--Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock"--and the rock 'n' roll generation was spawned.

Ben Kingsley's channeled Mohandas Gandhi so deeply that it's difficult to view pictures of the sainted Indian leader without thinking of the actor.

Twenty-five years before Katy Perry, Jessica Lange kisses a girl and it feels good, even if it is Dustin Hoffman.

A mental institution is the setting for Ken Kesey's 1962 parable about the power of the state.

Steven Spielberg's imaginary childhood friend brought to life, voiced by an aging actress with a two-pack-a-day cigarette habit.

The quintessential Robert Altman film featured a cast of hundreds and about an equal number of subplots, but who's complaining?

Sidney Lumet finds the soul of New York City in a bank robbery that goes comically--and tragically--awry.

Francis Ford Coppola fuses Conrad's Heart of Darkness with the Vietnam war in this sprawling, ambitious film.

Peter Finch asked all Americans to open their windows and shout, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it anymore." Excuse us a second...

Aging numbers-man Burt Lancaster yearns for the day when even the Atlantic Ocean "was something."