Breakdance: The Freshest Kids, the History of Breakdance

Running time: 1 hour 36 mins.

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Ghosts of the Underground

Stories about ghost sightings on the London Subway system – a perfect setting for such things.

Running time: 47 mins.

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The Day the Earth Stood Still

An all time classic science fiction movie from 1951.

Running time: 1 hour 28 mins.

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The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow

A woman who attributes the fact that she has a remarkable affinity with animals to her autism.

Running time: 48 mins

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The Century of the Self

Adam Curtis’ superlative 4 part documentary series on the application of Freud’s theories to business and politics. If that doesn’t sound interesting, give it 5 minutes and you’ll be hooked.

What makes this documentary different from most, and not sensationalist, as the title might imply, is the quality of the research. For example, to provide a link between Freud and the use of public relations in the US, Curtis shows that Public Relations was actually invented by Freud’s nephew in New York. You can’t get a more definitive fact to backup your premise than that.

Trivia: Includes footage of the Viennese ‘psychotherapy ball’. Yup, that actually exists.

Running time, part 1: 58 mins.

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Running time, part 2: 58 mins.

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Running time, part 3: 58 mins.

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Running time, part 4: 59 mins.

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The Art of Moving

Amazing French Parkour/Yamakasi documentary. It really doesn’t matter if you don’t speak French, trust me.

Running time: 1 hour 17 mins.

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The Dick Van Dyke Show, Bank Book 1962

With a smoking hot Mary Tyler Moore. Nothing seems to straddle the square 50s and hip 60s quite like this show did.

Running time: 25 mins.

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Wright Brothers’ Flying Machine

Documentary about rebuilding the original Wright Brothers’ plane.

Running time: 56 mins.

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Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

A WWII setting, Sherlock Holmes story. It shows that in the 40’s you could make the Holmes character contemporary, without it seeming implausible.

Running time: 1 hour 8 mins.

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