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The Wire

In West Baltimore, neighborhoods are tough and filled with gangs and guns. There, it's play or get played. Stringer Bell and his childhood friend Avon Barksdale have turned a once-modest drug-dealing ring into a drug empire. But they can't shake pesky detective Jimmy McNulty's operation, which is slowly but surely building a case against them. That is, if other gangs don't get to them first.

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The Americans

Elizabeth Jennings lives with her husband, Phillip, and their children, Paige and Henry in a Washington, D.C. suburb during the 1950's. On the surface, they live an average middle-class family that goes to the mall and bakes brownies. But they are actually undercover agents from the Soviet Union completing missions for their homeland. Keeping their cover is getting harder as their children grow older and as an FBI agent moves in next door.

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True Detective

Gritty, suspenseful, and hardboiled, True Detective emerged in 2014 as a great contribution to the crime genre and another instant HBO classic. With engrossing dialogue and stark conflict of personalities, True Detective is thrilling, moving, and worthy of its high critical acclaim—with meditations on mortality and what it means to be a true detective and a good human being.

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The Sopranos

Tony Soprano has everything he ever wanted. At home he has a beautiful wife, his high school sweetheart Carmela, and two kids: daughter Meadow and son A.J. In business, he is really the capo of the DiMeo organized crime family with loyal associates like Silvio, Paulie and his nephew Christopher. But even with all his success, Tony is as unhappy as he's ever been.

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American Hustle

A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.

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Boyz n the Hood

Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.

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Goodfellas

Henry Hill is a small time gangster, who takes part in a robbery with Jimmy Conway and Tommy De Vito, two other gangsters who have set their sights a bit higher. His two partners kill off everyone else involved in the robbery, and slowly start to climb up through the hierarchy of the Mob. Henry, however, is badly affected by his partners success, but will he stoop low enough to bring about the downfall of Jimmy and Tommy?

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Catch-22

Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy—it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he's assigned, he'll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved.

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The Dresden Files Collection 1-6

When criminal investigations take a weird turn, the officers of the Chicago Police Department call in Harry Dresden! A wizard and private investigator with formidable yet unrefined skills, the young Dresden is more than capable of tracking down and facing the perps, whether they be black magic practitioners, blood-hungry werewolves, or worse! This first volume of The Dresden Files Omnibus collects the complete comic book adaptations of "Storm Front" and "Fool Moon," plus over one-hundred pages of additional story content set within official continuity of Jim Butcher's beloved magic noir universe.

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Chappelle's Show

Chappelle's Show is shocking, smart, and completely fresh. Dave Chappelle's breakthrough project showed him tackling the most serious issues in the most laugh-out-loud funny ways possible. His iconic characters include the lovable crackhead Tyrone Biggums and the blind black white supremacist Clayton Bigsby.

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Se7en

Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Detective Sommerset researches each sin in an effort to get inside the killer's mind, while his novice partner, Mills, scoffs at his efforts to unravel the case.

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Sons of Anarchy

Jax Teller is a mechanic in the Teller-Morrow Auto Shop. But his larger responsibilities come as vice-president of Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club (SAMCRO), which does a lot more than fix cars. Founded by his father, SAMCRO is one of the most profitable arms trafficking businesses on the west coast—an arrangement made possible by their ties to the Irish Republican Army. The Sons are well-loved within Charming, but they have no shortage of enemies outside of it. Cops, feds, and rival gangs are all looking to take the Sons down.

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Argo

As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.

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Good Will Hunting

Will Hunting, a janitor at MIT, has a gift for mathematics but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

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Star Trek

The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through unimaginable danger—boldly going where no one has gone before.

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