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The Missouri Breaks  1976  3.2 ★ 126 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG
Laid-back rustler Tom Logan (Jack Nicholson) and his gang buy a ranch next to their new target: rich landowner Braxton (John McLiam). While Logan courts his neighbor's daughter (Kathleen Lloyd), Braxton gets wind of the rustling plot and hires gunman Lee Clayton (Marlon Brando) to do the dirty work. Brando delivers an inspired, bizarre performance as the cross-dressing, perfume-soaked hit man in Arthur Penn's off-kilter Western.


The Missouri Breaks  1976  3.2 ★ 126 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG
Laid-back rustler Tom Logan (Jack Nicholson) and his gang buy a ranch next to their new target: rich landowner Braxton (John McLiam). While Logan courts his neighbor's daughter (Kathleen Lloyd), Braxton gets wind of the rustling plot and hires gunman Lee Clayton (Marlon Brando) to do the dirty work. Brando delivers an inspired, bizarre performance as the cross-dressing, perfume-soaked hit man in Arthur Penn's off-kilter Western.


Macon County Line  1974  3.0 ★ 88 mins Drama Rated: R
Enjoying their last days of freedom before boot camp, brothers Chris (Alan Vint) and Wayne (Jesse Vint) run into trouble in Macon, Ga. After the local sheriff (Max Baer Jr.) finds his wife murdered, he discovers the boys on his property and assumes they're responsible. This successful independent movie invigorated the career of co-star, producer and co-writer Max Baer Jr., who previously starred in "The Beverly Hillbillies."


Macon County Line  1974  3.0 ★ 88 mins Dramas Rated: R
Enjoying their last days of freedom before boot camp, brothers Chris (Alan Vint) and Wayne (Jesse Vint) run into trouble in Macon, Ga. After the local sheriff (Max Baer Jr.) finds his wife murdered, he discovers the boys on his property and assumes they're responsible. This successful independent movie invigorated the career of co-star, producer and co-writer Max Baer Jr., who previously starred in "The Beverly Hillbillies."


Sometimes a Great Notion Nominated For/Won Awards 1971  3.7 ★ Drama Rated: PG
Paul Newman directs and stars in this rough-and-tumble drama about Hank Stamper, who is trying to keep his family's logging business afloat despite the complications caused by his gruff father, Henry (Henry Fonda), and ne'er-do-well younger brother, Leeland (Michael Sarrazin). While Leeland becomes romantically involved with Viv (Lee Remick), Hank's neglected wife, Hank fights back against the violent tactics employed by the striking local union.


Wild Rovers  1971  3.1 ★ Action & Adventure Rated: PG
From writer-director Blake Edwards comes this star-studded Western about a pair of cowhands (William Holden and Ryan O'Neal) who impulsively choose a new profession -- bank robbery -- when one of their cohorts is accidentally killed on the job. The two pull off their first heist but, in the process, run afoul of their former employer (Karl Malden), who vows to capture both criminals. Tom Skerritt and Joe Don Baker co-star.


Sometimes a Great Notion Nominated For/Won Awards 1971  3.7 ★ Dramas Rated: PG  until 01-Jan-2025 
Paul Newman directs and stars in this rough-and-tumble drama about Hank Stamper, who is trying to keep his family's logging business afloat despite the complications caused by his gruff father, Henry (Henry Fonda), and ne'er-do-well younger brother, Leeland (Michael Sarrazin). While Leeland becomes romantically involved with Viv (Lee Remick), Hank's neglected wife, Hank fights back against the violent tactics employed by the striking local union.


One Eyed Jacks Nominated For/Won Awards 1961  3.1 ★ 141 mins Action & Adventure Rated: UR
After a successful bank robbery in Mexico, outlaw bandit Rio (Marlon Brando, who also directed) is betrayed by partner Dad Longworth (Karl Malden) and ends up serving a long prison stretch. After Rio gets sprung years later, he seeks vengeance on Longworth, who has since become a wealthy and respectable lawman. Revenge is a dish best served cold in this tense revisionist Western.


One Eyed Jacks Nominated For/Won Awards 1961  3.1 ★ 141 mins Action & Adventure Rated: UR
After a successful bank robbery in Mexico, outlaw bandit Rio (Marlon Brando, who also directed) is betrayed by partner Dad Longworth (Karl Malden) and ends up serving a long prison stretch. After Rio gets sprung years later, he seeks vengeance on Longworth, who has since become a wealthy and respectable lawman. Revenge is a dish best served cold in this tense revisionist Western.


The Robe Nominated For/Won Awards 1953  3.6 ★ 135 mins Classic Movies Rated: NR  until 01-Jan-2025 
Hardened Roman Marcellus Gallio (Richard Burton) oversees the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem. But problems arise when Marcellus wins Christ's robe in a dice game, played beneath the dying man. Haunted by guilt, Marcellus hopes that destroying the garment -- now in the possession of his escaped slave (Victor Mature) -- will cure his hallucinations. The film won Oscars for Best Costume Design, Best Art Direction and Best Set Decoration.


The Robe Nominated For/Won Awards 1953  3.7 ★ 135 mins Classics Rated: NR  until 01-Jan-2025   
Hardened Roman Marcellus Gallio (Richard Burton) oversees the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem. But problems arise when Marcellus wins Christ's robe in a dice game, played beneath the dying man. Haunted by guilt, Marcellus hopes that destroying the garment -- now in the possession of his escaped slave (Victor Mature) -- will cure his hallucinations. The film won Oscars for Best Costume Design, Best Art Direction and Best Set Decoration.

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