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I WANTED WINGS (1941)

YOU CAME ALONG (1945)

THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN (1995 HBO TV Movie based on the exploits of the first all African-American Air Force squadron during World War II)

THE McCONNELL STORY (1955)

A YANK IN THE R.A.F. (1941)

BOEING, BOEING (1965)

AIR FRIGHT (1933)

PILOT #5 (1943)

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one thousand one hundred eighth category

Power struggles
Glinda the good witch vs. the wicked witch of the west in THE WIZARD OF OZ
Katharine Hepburn vs. Peter O'Toole in THE LION IN WINTER
Captain Kirk vs. Khan in STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN

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How about....

Bette Davis vs. Errol Flynn in THE PRIVATE LIVES OF ELIZABETH AND ESSEX

Charles Bickford vs. Burl Ives in THE BIG COUNTRY

Lionel Barrymore vs. Joseph Cotten in DUEL IN THE SUN

Meryl Streep vs. Philip Seymour Hoffman in DOUBT

Katherine Hepburn vs. Florence Eldridge in MARY OF SCOTLAND

Vanessa Redgrave vs. Glenda Jackson in MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS (1971)

Flora Robson vs. the Spanish Court of King Philip as well as the members of her own court in FIRE OVER ENGLAND

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2 minutes ago, MarshaKatz said:

How about....

Bette Davis vs. Errol Flynn in THE PRIVATE LIVES OF ELIZABETH AND ESSEX

Charles Bickford vs. Burl Ives in THE BIG COUNTRY

Lionel Barrymore vs. Joseph Cotten in DUEL IN THE SUN

Meryl Streep vs. Philip Seymour Hoffman in DOUBT

Katherine Hepburn vs. Florence Eldridge in MARY OF SCOTLAND

Vanessa Redgrave vs. Glenda Jackson in MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS (1971)

Flora Robson vs. the Spanish Court of King Philip as well as the members of her own court

Great examples. Especially all those stories that take place in a royal court.

A different kind of power struggle occurs in films like NORMA RAE, THE INSIDER and ERIN BROCKOVICH where we see one person go up against a big company.

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Speaking of Paul Newman, there is a very subtle power struggle going on between his character and Joanne Woodward's character in Merchant-Ivory's MR. AND MRS. BRIDGE.

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Also their children rebel against the conformity of the home environment. One daughter Ruth (Kyra Sedgwick) goes off to New York and becomes a prostitute; the second daughter Caroline (Margaret Welsh) marries a low-class guy who doesn't have the Bridges' respect; and the son Douglas (Robert Sean Leonard) runs with a bad crowd and refuses to express affection for his mother.

Meanwhile the Bridges' country club friends and business associates are people at odds with the "rules" of society, struggling to cope with the existing power structures and hegemony.

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SNEAKERS (1992)

THE NET (1995)

ENEMY OF THE STATE (1998)

THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN (1971)

ICE STATION ZEBRA (1968)

JURASSIC PARK (1990)

THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR (1974)

WESTWORLD (1973)

VIRTUOSITY (1995)

SALT (2010)

HIDDEN AGENDA (2001)

LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD (2007)

ASSAULT ON THE WAYNE (1971 TV FILM)

TRANSCENDENCE (2014)

THE CIRCLE (2017)

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some older technology used for thrills:

Murder by Television--patent rights for that new fangled invention lead to death

The Devil Commands--electro-magnetic gizmos used to reach the dead

The Stepford Wives  Related image

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On 9/23/2018 at 8:36 AM, TopBilled said:

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one thousand one hundred eighth category

Power struggles
Glinda the good witch vs. the wicked witch of the west in THE WIZARD OF OZ
Katharine Hepburn vs. Peter O'Toole in THE LION IN WINTER
Captain Kirk vs. Khan in STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN

Did anyone mention Kramer v. Kramer (1979)?

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5 hours ago, TopBilled said:

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one thousand one hundred ninth category

Techno thrillers
BRAINSTORM
ROBOCOP
THE MATRIX

Minority Report (2002)

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5 minutes ago, Marianne said:

Did anyone mention Kramer v. Kramer (1979)?

Thanks Marianne. We didn't mention it yesterday, and it's a good example.

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Using "thriller" loosely as "action," I'll add the recent wave of comic book films that are based not on actual superpowers but mega technology like ANT MAN, BLACK PANTHER, and IRON MAN

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one thousand one hundred tenth category

Memorable soundtracks

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GREASE
FOOTLOOSE
TOP GUN

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The Big Chill
Saturday Night Fever
Oklahoma!
Pirate Radio
Easy Rider
42nd Street
American Graffiti
Manhattan
Girl Crazy 
Shall We Dance
Stormy Weather
Boogie Nights
Bye Bye Birdie
West Side Story
My Fair Lady
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