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Modern Clint Eastwood Efforts

With recent Oscar Best-Picture nominee 'American Sniper', Clint Eastwood cemented his reputation as one of America's leading directors. Enjoy this and other gritty masterpieces like 'Gran Torino', 'Million Dollar Baby', and 'Unforgiven', with our comprehensive collection of Clint's contemporary directorial efforts.

A Tale of Two Americas

See how the other half (actually way more than half) in this hodge-podge of social realism, depicting the parts of America progress left behind: the inner-cities, rust-belt towns, and rural south.

Movies Like Crazy Heart: Finding Redemption through Grit

Ex-convicts, recovering alcoholics, and estranged parents attempt to find redemption, if not forgiveness, in this collection of seriously gritty dramas.

The Lives of Poor White People

This list takes its title from a New Yorker article, and its contents from directors focusing on the lives of white Americans who must struggle against severe economic depression, often in the Rust-Belt or deep South.

Gritty Portraits of PTSD

A collection of films grappling with the issues soldiers face returning to civilian life from combat. Make sure to check out 'The Messenger' for a critically-acclaimed drama following one veteran's romance with the wife of a deceased officer.

'Movies Like Live Free or Die Hard': Old-Guys Still in Action

Apparently the young men of Hollywood are no longer auditioning for action star roles, and the burden falls upon the same chaps who flexed their biceps in the 80s schlockfests of yesteryear. Hey, we're not complaining. We like Cruise, Willis, & the rest. But aren't they getting tired?

'Badlands and Madmen': Stark Midwestern Drama

What is it about the Midwestern landscape that inspires such bleakly beautiful movies as 'Badlands' and 'Days of Heaven'? Maybe you're from the Midwest yourself, and feel like wallowing a bit. Maybe you're not, and want to prepare yourself mentally for a visit. Either way, these movies are an experience.

'Movies Like Four Brothers': The Modern Revenge Saga

Angry people with guns, lists, and red pens make up the protagonists up this collection. Is the killing of killers justified? Our answer is a bit like our attitude towards the NSA. Just don't do something wrong and you'll have nothing to worry about!

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