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Top 10 movies with a lovely character from Criterion Channel

Uploaded on March 23, 2020

Updated on May 19, 2020

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Popular Tastes from These Movies

According to the crowd’s movie taste updated on October 26, 2020, “Top 10 movies with a lovely character from Criterion Channel” have these movie tastes in common: shadowy lighting, tour de force, gentlemanly, like surreal dream sequence and naturalistic dialogue.

10 Stagecoach (1939)

A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo, and learn something about each other in the process.

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1939-03-03 | Adventure / Western

Cast

Claire Trevor, John Wayne

Rating

rating icon 7.7

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9 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

Matt and Christina Drayton are a couple whose attitudes are challenged when their daughter brings home a fiancé who is black.

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1967-12-11 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier

Rating

rating icon 7.7

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8 Sunset Boulevard (1950)

A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

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1950-08-10 | Drama

Cast

William Holden, Gloria Swanson

Rating

rating icon 8.4

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7 The Big Country (1958)

Retired wealthy sea captain Jim McKay arrives in the vast expanse of the West to marry fiancée Pat Terrill. McKay is a man whose values and approach to life are a mystery to the ranchers and ranch foreman Steve Leech takes an immediate dislike to him. Pat is spoiled, selfish and controlled by her wealthy father, Major Henry Terrill. The Major is involved in a ruthless civil war, over watering rights for cattle, with a rough hewn clan led by Rufus Hannassey. The land in question is owned by Julie Maragon and both Terrill and Hannassey want it.

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1958-09-30 | Drama / Western

Cast

Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons

Rating

rating icon 7.8

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6 Raging Bull (1980)

When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his family's love, something always seems to come between them. Perhaps it's his violent bouts of paranoia and jealousy. This kind of rage helped make him a champ, but in real life, he winds up in the ring alone.

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1980-11-14 | Drama

Cast

Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci

Rating

rating icon 8.0

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5 The 39 Steps (1935)

Richard Hannay stumbles upon a conspiracy that thrusts him into a hectic chase across the Scottish moors—a chase in which he is both the pursuer and the pursued—as well as into an unexpected romance with the cool Pamela.

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1935-06-06 | Action / Thriller

Cast

Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll

Rating

rating icon 7.5

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4 Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself.

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2013-10-09 | Romance / Drama

Cast

Adèle Exarchopoulos, Léa Seydoux

Rating

rating icon 7.1

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3 Nosferatu (1922)

Vampire Count Orlok is interested in a new residence and in his real estate agent’s young wife. F. W. Murnau’s unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”

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1922-02-17 | Drama / Fantasy

Cast

Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim

Rating

rating icon 7.7

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2 Y Tu Mamá También (2001)

In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.

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2001-06-08 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna

Rating

rating icon 7.4

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1 Some Like It Hot (1959)

Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they leave on a tour. To make their getaway they must first disguise themselves as women, then keep their identities secret and deal with the problems this brings - such as an attractive bandmate and a very determined suitor.

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1959-03-19 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon

Rating

rating icon 8.2

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