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How many more horrible, off-beat rom-coms and tear-jerking chick flicks do you have to watch before you refuse to play another game of Saturday night Netflix roulette? Let us help you here. We have a team of highly trained movie buffs who contribute their wisdom to our ever-growing list of man-approved movies. From certified cinema classics to underground, independent films, we've filtered out the lame stuff, leaving behind only that which can be called killer.



Thunderheart at werd.com
Thunderheart

The young Val Kilmer is an upright FBI man investigating a murder on a Sioux Indian reservation. Kilmer, himself, is part Sioux and forced to come to terms with his background as the investigation unfolds and tensions heat up. He ultimately rejects the FBI and his G-Man boss, Sam Shepard – then things get wild. The movie is based on a true story.

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Papillon at werd.com
Papillon

The true story of prisoner called Papillon or “The Butterfly”.  A safecracker jailed for murder who was obsessed with escaping from the hellish confines of Devil’s Island prison. Seventies super tough guy Steve McQueen plays Papillon, while the perfectly casted Dustin Hoffman plays his weasley, paranoid sidekick Dega.

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The Funeral at werd.com
The Funeral

You can never get enough Christopher Walken. He’s such a creep. But in this tense, Depression-era, mobster revenge flick, the cast is a who’s who of other Hollywood weirdos – all coming together for a dark & memorable mafia movie. Among the characters are Vincent Gallo, Benicio Del Toro, Isabella Rossellini and Annabella Sciorra.

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Sorcerer at werd.com
Sorcerer

This movie’s director was king of the 70s. After his work on two massive, game changing flicks – The French Connection and The Exorcist – William Friedkin got a huge budget to produce the action-suspense thriller, Sorcerer.  See what a couple million bucks worth of explosives looks like blowing up in the jungles of Central America.

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Badlands at werd.com
Badlands

Badlands is a trip. It’s based on a true crime 50s murder spree and features Sissy Spacek & Martin Sheen. The award-winning film came out in 1973: a few years before Spacek starred in Carrie and Sheen starred in Apocalypse Now – two classic films that made them both famous Hollywood weirdos. Badlands was directed by Terrence Malick, the man behind The Thin Red Line, which was nominated for 7 Oscars. Heavy for sure.

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City of God at werd.com
City of God

Not far from the beautiful beaches & Brazilian bootys of Ipanema, lie the filthy, ultra-violent neighborhoods of Rio’s favelas. This 2002 award-winning film takes you into this web of gang crime, poverty & desperate violence. Based on a true story, it follows a young kid as he develops his artistic eye in this sordid world and documents his life in photos. Watching this one will make you think twice about visiting Rio when they host the Summer Olympics—or anytime, really. It’s gnar.

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Barton Fink at werd.com
Barton Fink

The tribulations of a writer in a Hollywood-noir of the early 1940s. John Turturro is Barton Fink, a New York playwright who finds himself in the dark and dangerous world of the movie biz. Part horror, part Coen Brothers surrealism, the film follows Fink’s struggle to write a wrestling movie in the drab confines of a hotel room. Bringing together Turturro, John Goodman, Michael Lerner & Steve Buscemi, the movie just gets weirder and weirder until …

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Run Lola Run at werd.com
Run Lola Run

This award-winning, 1998 thriller is German, but it’s sure not logical. Lola’s boyfriend, Manni is a small-time crook who loses 100,000 Deutsch marks on the train. This puts him in hot water with his boss. So, it’s up to Lola to run and save him, but she only has 20 minutes. In a dizzying series of what-ifs and spiraling possibilities, Lola runs, while her and Manni’s fate hangs in the balance.

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Falling Down at werd.com
Falling Down

Ever been sitting in traffic at a dead stop and felt yourself snapping? You know you have. You start thinking about smashing everything, taking people out. This fantasy comes to life on-screen in Falling Down. A stressed-out Michael Douglas cracks, steps out of his car & goes to town. As he walks through L.A. leaving a trail of damage, destruction and ironic quotables, he is pursued by retired cop, Robert Duvall.

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Frailty at werd.com
Frailty

Though he’s no stranger to twisted flicks (like Twister and True Lies) Frailty marked the directorial debut for actor, Bill Paxton. In this psycho-thriller, Matthew McConaughey reveals to the FBI that his brother is the God’s Hands killer, who is ordered by his father (Paxton) to do the lord’s work and “destroy sinners.”  The plot totally thickens and involves an axe that is named Otis …

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