Following the feedback and success of our 30 Films to See Before Your 30 feature, we continue our latest series, 5 Movies to Watch This Week. As the title suggests, five movies are featured each week regardless of release date along with where to watch it. Check out this week's picks below and be sure to look for Project Almanac and The Loft to hit theaters this Friday, January 30.

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The Counterfeiters (2007)

An Austrian-German drama written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky, The Counterfeiters fictionalizes Operation Bernhard, a secret plan by Nazi Germany during the Second World War to destabilize the United Kingdom by flooding its economy with forged Bank of England pound notes. The film centers on a Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch, who is coerced into assisting the operation at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp.

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The Debt (1999)

The Debt is a Polish thriller directed by Krzysztof Krauze about two entrepreneurs who become tangled in the web of a Russian thug. The two friends begin a business venture of importing Italian scooters into Poland. With no collateral, they turn to a Russian acquaintance that offers money and support in the beginning and then inexplicably turns violent and vicious. Based on a true story, The Debt is a tale of ordinary men pushed to their limit. (You'll probably have to torrent this one.)

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Midnight Express (1978)

Midnight Express tells the story of Billy Hayes (Brad Davis), an American tourist visiting Turkey with his girlfriend Susan (Irene Miracle) when he's caught by customs trying to smuggle a large amount of hashish out of the country. The crime would normally carry a sentence of four years, but officials decide to make an example of Billy, and he is sentenced to a 30-year sentence. Billy quickly finds himself in a hellish prison that's a nightmare of filth, violence, rape, inedible food, and unspeakable health conditions. Before long, Billy is convinced that he can take no more, and he makes plans to take the "midnight express" -- jailhouse slang for escape.

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Mother (2009)

A South Korean drama directed by Bong Joon-ho, Mother is centered around a devoted single mother and her simple-minded twenty-seven-year-old son, Do-joon. Often a source of anxiety to his mother, Do-joon behaves in foolish or simply dangerous ways. One night, while walking home drunk, he encounters a school girl who he follows for a while before she disappears into a dark alley. The next morning she is found dead in an abandoned building, and Do-joon is accused of her murder. An inefficient lawyer and an apathetic police force result in a speedy conviction. His mother refuses to believe her beloved son is guilty and immediately undertakes her own investigation to find the girl's killer.

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Pusher (1996)

Pusher is a 1996 Danish crime film co-written and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. The film tells the story of Frank, a small-time pusher who sells heroin together with his friend Tony. The heroin is supplied by an ex-Yugoslav dealer, Milo, and safely kept at his hooker girlfriend Vic's apartment. When a heroin deal goes wrong and Frank is busted by the police, he is released because of a lack of evidence, but only to find that he owes a very big debt to Milo who has given him two days to collect the money. If you enjoyed this film, be sure to check out With Blood on My Hands: Pusher II and I'm the Angel of Death: Pusher III.

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