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January list (no new titles) by Nanette Alderman
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Mad Max: Fury Road
1. Mad Max: Fury Road
Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Josh Helman, Zoe Kravitz, Nathan Jones, and Abbey Lee, 2015, rated r

A return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky. Haunted by his turbulent past, he believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord with his gangs, pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

Metropolis
2. Metropolis
Fritz Lang, 1927, not rated

In 2026, the rich rule over the poor, who live underground. One man tries to bridge the gap between the two classes. A silent film.

King Kong
3. King KongRobert Armstrong and Fay Wray, 1933, not rated

A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.

The Adventures of Robin Hood
4. The Adventures of Robin HoodClaude Rains, Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, and Olivia De Havilland, 1938, rated pg

When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
5. The Treasure of the Sierra MadreWalter Huston, Tim Holt, and Humphrey Bogart, 1948, not rated

Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.

Up
6. UpEd Asner, Christopher Plummer, John Ratzenberger, and Delroy Lindo, 2009, rated pg

Seventy-eight-year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen finally fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America. He discovers too late that an 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell has stowed away.

Seven Samurai
7. Seven Samurai (Japanese)Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Yoshio Inaba, and Seiji Miyaguchi, 1954,
not rated

The story of a sixteenth century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits.

Zootopia
8. ZootopiaGinnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, and Tommy Chongs, 2016, rated PG

Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprising habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it's a melting pot where animals from every environment live together. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn't so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde.

Star Wars
9. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force AwakensDaisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher, 2015, rated pg-13

Luke Skywalker has vanished, and both the Resistance and the sinister First Order are searching for him. Crack pilot Poe Dameron obtains a clue to his whereabouts, but when everything goes wrong, a droid called BB-8 becomes the center of the search, along with scavenger Rey and stormtrooper deserter FN-2187, who have found the droid.

The Hurt Locker
10. The Hurt LockerJeremy Renner, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse, and Evangeline Lilly, 2009, rated r

When a new sergeant, James, takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team amid violent conflict, he surprises his two subordinates, Sanborn and Eldridge, by recklessly plunging them into a deadly game of urban combat. As the men struggle to control their wild new leader, the city explodes into chaos, and James' true character reveals itself in a way that will change each man forever.

The 39 Steps
11. The 39 StepsMadeleine Carroll and Robert Donat, 1935, not rated

A man in London tries to help a counter-espionage agent and soon finds himself in one jam after another.

The Dark Knight
12. The Dark KnightChristian Bale, Heath Ledger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine, 2008, rated pg-13

As Batman sets out to destroy crime in Gotham for good, he soon finds himself prey to a criminal mastermind known as the Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces Batman closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante.

Skyfall
13. SkyfallDaniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, and Naomie Harris, 2012, rated pg-13

When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Mallory, the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust - Bond. 007 aided only by field agent Eve, follows a trail that leads to Silva, whose motives have yet to reveal themselves.

Star Trek
14. Star TrekChris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, Eric Bana, Winona Ryder, John Cho, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, and Anton Yelchin, 2009, rated pg-13

When the Romulan Nero comes from the future to take revenge on the Federation, the new recruits of the U.S.S. Enterprise will voyage through unimaginable danger to stop him from destroying everything they know.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Part 2
15. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Part 2
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon, Ralph Fiennes, Maggie Smith, and Alan Rickman, 2011, rated pg-13

In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.