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THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (1972) – AFI Movie Club

Named by the American Film Institute among the art form’s greatest thrills, master of disaster Irwin Allen’s THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (1972) charts its course as a sea-set New Year’s party gone horribly awry, with an all-star ensemble on a survival quest in a capsized cruise ship. Starring Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Carol Lynley,...
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ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (1969) – AFI Movie Club

An iconic western directed by Italian master of the genre Sergio Leone, ONCE UPON IN THE WEST (1969) features Charles Bronson, Woody Strode, Claudia Cardinale and AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Henry Fonda – who delivers a chilling performance in a rare villainous role, a subversion of the all-American good guy that had largely come...
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HOOK (1991) – AFI Movie Club

Ambitious and magical on a scale worthy of the source material that served as its inspiration, HOOK (1991) features the artistic contributions of three AFI Life Achievement Award honorees – director Steven Spielberg, composer John Williams and, as the villainous pirate from whom the film derives its title, Dustin Hoffman. Produced by AFI Board of...
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CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER (1994) – AFI Movie Club

The third theatrical adaptation of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, director Philip Noyce’s CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER (1994) was the second to star AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Harrison Ford – alongside AFI Honorary Degree recipient James Earl Jones, who’d appeared in both of the two previous installments. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about...
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BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967) – AFI Movie Club

Produced by and starring AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Warren Beatty, BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967) appears across a number of AFI’s lists, including the greatest American films of all time, as well as cinema’s greatest love stories, thrills, greatest villains and greatest movie quotes. It also features work by three AFI Honorary Degree recipients –...
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MOONRISE KINGDOM (2012) – AFI Movie Club

With an immaculate ensemble that features Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward and includes Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman and Bob Balaban, Wes Anderson’s MOONRISE KINGDOM (2012) was honored in the year of its release with a 2012 AFI AWARD, recognizing it as one of the most outstanding achievements...
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WHITE CHRISTMAS (1954) – AFI Movie Club

Featuring timeless tunes and an all-star cast that includes Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen, director Michael Curtiz’s seasonal classic WHITE CHRISTMAS (1954) features a new version of the title song performed Crosby – previously sung by the beloved star in HOLIDAY INN (1942). Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about WHITE...
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THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY (1956) – AFI Movie Club

Featuring direction from AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Alfred Hitchcock and the film debut of AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Shirley MacLaine, THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY (1956) features a darkly comic examination of what to do with a body found near an otherwise idyllic small community Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about THE...
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NIAGARA (1953) – AFI Movie Club

A film noir directed by Henry Hathaway, NIAGARA (1953) stars Joseph Cotten opposite the iconic and incomparable Marilyn Monroe – named by the American Film Institute among the greatest cinema legends of all time. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about NIAGARA. Have Get The Picture delivered to your inbox every day. SIGN UP...
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SONS OF THE DESERT (1933) – AFI Movie Club

A classic comedy featuring the inarguable comedy duo of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, SONS OF THE DESERT (1933) was named by the American Film Institute among the funniest movies in the art form’s history – and had one of its iconic lines counted among cinema’s greatest movie quotes: "Well, here's another nice mess you've...
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THE GREAT ESCAPE (1963) – AFI Movie Club

Featuring an all-star ensemble that includes Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence and James Coburn, director John Sturges’ THE GREAT ESCAPE (1963) was named by the American Film Institute among cinema’s greatest thrills. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about THE GREAT ESCAPE. Have Get The Picture delivered to your...
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SOUL (2020) – AFI Movie Club

The story of a jazz pianist who pursues his art across the divide between life and death, SOUL (2020) was recognized in the year of its release with a 2020 AFI AWARD, naming it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official rationale, "SOUL is a modern movie miracle. This ambitiously imaginative...
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