Rear Window Conflicts
Jeffries witnesses his neighbor, Mr. Thornwald, murdering his wife but cannot prove it to the police. Conflict between Jeffries and his girlfriend Lisa
Sunset Blvd Conflicts
Joe tries to make it as a writer, and Norma tries to make a continuous comeback with her acting career.
Be Kind Rewind Conflicts
Jerry and Mike accidentally erase all tapes in the video store and attempt to re-shoot every movie
Don Vito, Michael, Sonny, Kay Adams, Carlo, Connie, whole Corleone family, whole Barzini family
Family rivalries between mafias, Michael's loyalty to the family, Michael being dishonest with Kay.
Red River Characters
Thomas Dunson, Matt Garth, Tess (chick that Matt falls for), Nadine (old funny guy)
Citizen Kane Theme
Corruption by lust for wealth, basic desires versus manipulated desires, never being happy all your life.
Citizen Kane Characters
Charles Kane, Jedediah Leland (Kane's best friend, first reporter for Kane's paper, eventually fired by Kane), Jerry Thomson (investigator of "rosebud"), Jim Getty's (Political opponent), Susan Alexander Kane (mistress, singer, eventually 2nd wife), Walter Thatcher (mystery millionaire who becomes legal guardian of Kane)
Citizen Kane Conflicts
Power and immorality, betrayal of friendship, how millionaire Kane becomes corrupted by lust, what Kane actually wanted his whole life...to be raised normally.
City of God Theme
The new world of mass terror and religious fundamentalism raises issues of violence, morality, and tribalism, issues that gangster movies are uniquely situated to address.
City of God Conflicts
Violence in the City of God, Lil Ze's gang conflicts, police trying to keep violence controlled.
Annie Hall Characters
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall, Rob, Allison Portchnik, Tony Lacey (Annie's new guy in California after breakup with Alvy)
Let the Right One In Theme
darker side of humanity, dealing with issues such as existential anxiety, school bullying, paedophilia and murder
Let the Right One In Conflicts
The relationship between Oskar and a vampire Eli, and Eli's struggle being a vampire in the real world
Infernal Affairs Theme
honor and loyalty and that brotherhood often has finite limits; a state of isolation is in some ways preferable
Infernal Affairs Conflict
The moles in the police force and the mole in the gang both try to keep their secret identies but also want their real identies back.
The Departed Theme
the men are deeply consumed by their double life. Also a father-son relationship.
The Departed Conflicts
undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Costello. Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate, is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. They both try to protect their secret identities and are both trying to figure out one another.
My Neighbor Totoro Conflicts
Satsuke and Mei discover that the nearby forest is inhabited by magical creatures called Totoros. They soon befriend these Totoros, and have several magical adventures. Mei becomes lost and Satsuki and Totoro try to find her.
Thin Blue Line Conflicts
The unsolved murder and the investigation on whether Adams or Harris murdered the cop.
Mad Hot Ballroom Conflicts
Elementary school students learn to ballroom dance and enter a competion and work hard to win first place and overcome criticism