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Published Oct. 11, 2005

Top area movies selected by Times critic Hal Lipper.

1 Europa Europa _ The remarkable account of a German Jew who survived World War II by posing as an Aryan youth.

2 JFK _ Oliver Stone directs a riveting quasi-documentary conspiracy-drama that borders on political irresponsibility.

3 Bugsy _ Warren Beatty and Annette Bening star in a big, brassy romance masquerading as a gangster movie.

4 Beauty and the Beast _ Walt Disney ups the ante on animation with a stunningly scored and drawn tale.

5 Mississippi Masala _ A comedy about an Indian and an African American who have lost touch with their roots.