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1. The Usual Suspects (1995)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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77 Metascore

A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which begin when five criminals meet at a seemingly random police lineup.

Writer: Christopher McQuarrie | Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin

Votes: 570,923

2. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Horror

6.3
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The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken total control over the building of a media mogul.

Writers: Chris Columbus, Charles S. Haas | Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover, Robert Prosky

Votes: 53,178

3. Escape from L.A. (1996)

R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.6
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Snake Plissken is once again called in by the United States government to recover a potential doomsday device from Los Angeles, now an autonomous island where undesirables are deported.

Writers: John Carpenter, Nick Castle, Debra Hill, Kurt Russell | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Steve Buscemi, Stacy Keach, Peter Fonda

Votes: 44,161

4. European Vacation (1985)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.1
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The Griswalds win a vacation tour across Europe where the usual havoc ensues.

Writers: John Hughes, Robert Klane | Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Dana Hill, Jason Lively

Votes: 32,358

5. Stranger Than Paradise (1984)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A self-styled New York hipster is paid a surprise visit by his younger cousin from Budapest. From initial hostility and indifference a small degree of affection grows between the two. Along... See full summary »

Writer: Jim Jarmusch | Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson, Cecillia Stark

Votes: 20,990

6. Ally McBeal (1997–2002)

45 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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Ally McBeal and Billy Thomas were going steady throughout their childhoods. Ally even followed Billy to Harvard law school despite having no interest in law. But when Billy chose to pursue ... See full summary »

Stars: Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann, Jane Krakowski, Vonda Shepard

Votes: 19,728

7. The Howling (1981)

R | 91 min | Horror

6.6
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After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem.

Writers: Gary Brandner, John Sayles, Terence H. Winkless | Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, Christopher Stone

Votes: 19,224

8. Death Race 2000 (1975)

R | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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In a dystopian future, a cross country automobile race requires contestants to run down innocent pedestrians to gain points that are tallied based on each kill's brutality.

Writers: Robert Thom, Charles B. Griffith, Ib Melchior | Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone, Simone Griffeth, Mary Woronov

Votes: 17,619

9. Basquiat (1996)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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65 Metascore

Basquiat tells the story of the meteoric rise of youthful artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Starting out as a street artist, living in Thompkins Square Park in a cardboard box, Jean-Michel is "... See full summary »

Writers: Lech Majewski, John Bowe, Julian Schnabel, Michael Holman | Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Michael Wincott, Benicio Del Toro, Claire Forlani

Votes: 13,961

10. Piranha (1978)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.

Writers: Richard Robinson, John Sayles | Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 12,205

11. Caddyshack II (1988)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Sport

3.6
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When a crass new-money tycoon's membership application is turned down at a snooty country club, he retaliates by buying the club and turning it into a tacky amusement park.

Writers: Brian Doyle-Murray, Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney, Pj Torokvei | Director: Allan Arkush | Stars: Jackie Mason, Robert Stack, Dyan Cannon, Dina Merrill

Votes: 11,408

12. Joe's Apartment (1996)

PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

5.3
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A nice guy has just moved to New York and discovers that he must share his run-down apartment with a couple thousand singing, dancing cockroaches.

Writer: John Payson | Director: John Payson | Stars: Jerry O'Connell, Megan Ward, Billy West, Reginald Hudlin

Votes: 9,375

13. Frankenweenie (1984)

PG | 29 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A young boy sets out to revive his dead pet using the monstrous power of science.

Writers: Tim Burton, Leonard Ripps | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Shelley Duvall, Daniel Stern, Barret Oliver, Joseph Maher

Votes: 8,428

14. Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.1
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A spoof 1950's sci-fi movie, interspersed with various comedy sketches.

Writers: Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland | Directors: Joe Dante, Carl Gottlieb, Peter Horton, John Landis, Robert K. Weiss | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Michelle Pfeiffer, Arsenio Hall, Donald F. Muhich

Votes: 7,702

15. Hamlet (2000)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.0
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70 Metascore

Modern-day New York City adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Michael Almereyda | Director: Michael Almereyda | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Kyle MacLachlan, Diane Venora, Sam Shepard

Votes: 7,394

16. Into the Night (1985)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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Ed Okin's life is somewhat out of control. He can't sleep, his wife betrays him and his job is dull. One night he starts to drive through Los Angeles and he finally ends in the parking ... See full summary »

Writer: Ron Koslow | Director: John Landis | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, Carmen Argenziano, Andrew Marton

Votes: 6,675

17. Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Music

6.8
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A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration.

Writers: Richard Whitley, Russ Dvonch, Joseph McBride, Allan Arkush, Joe Dante | Directors: Allan Arkush, Joe Dante | Stars: P.J. Soles, Vincent Van Patten, Clint Howard, Dey Young

Votes: 6,241

18. White Dog (1982)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.2
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A trainer attempts to retrain a vicious dog that's been raised to kill Black people.

Writers: Romain Gary, Samuel Fuller, Curtis Hanson | Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Kristy McNichol, Christa Lang, Vernon Weddle, Jameson Parker

Votes: 4,798

19. Chopping Mall (1986)

R | 77 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Eight teenagers are trapped after hours in a high tech shopping mall and pursued by three murderous security robots out of control.

Writers: Jim Wynorski, Steve Mitchell | Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Kelli Maroney, Tony O'Dell, Russell Todd, Karrie Emerson

Votes: 4,636

20. Eating Raoul (1982)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

6.8
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A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discover a bizarre, if not murderous way to get funding for opening a restaurant.

Writers: Paul Bartel, Richard Blackburn | Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: Mary Woronov, Paul Bartel, Robert Beltran, Susan Saiger

Votes: 4,492

21. Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird (1985)

G | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.6
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Oscar, Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster, and Sesame Street residents join Big Bird in a cross country adventure. Miss Finch, a meddling social worker, sends him off to Ocean View, Illinois, for ... See full summary »

Writers: Judy Freudberg, Tony Geiss | Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt

Votes: 3,103

22. Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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Billy is a gay fine-arts photographer who falls in love with straight coffee-shop waiter Gabriel.

Writer: Tommy O'Haver | Director: Tommy O'Haver | Stars: Brad Rowe, Sean Hayes, Richard Ganoung, Meredith Scott Lynn

Votes: 3,041

23. Cannonball! (1976)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.4
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This is another story of the secret Coast to Coast auto race across America The only rule is, the first to finish is the winner. Naturally, anyone driving 55 isn't going to win. They'll ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Bartel, Don Simpson | Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: David Carradine, Bill McKinney, Veronica Hamel, Gerrit Graham

Votes: 2,991

24. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)

PG-13 | 30 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

7.5
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Truly amazing, and sometimes odd, stories are narrated. Many famous actors and actresses made guest appearances.

Stars: Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo, Sharon Spelman

Votes: 2,976

25. Posse (1993)

R | 111 min | Western

5.4
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A group of mostly black infantrymen return from the Spanish-American War with a cache of gold. They travel to the West where their leader searches for the men who lynched his father.

Writers: Sy Richardson, Dario Scardapane | Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Stephen Baldwin, Charles Lane, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister

Votes: 2,918

26. Hi, Mom! (1970)

R | 87 min | Comedy

6.2
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A Vietnam vet moves into an apartment and views in other people's windows across the street, meets one of the women, and discovers black theater.

Writers: Brian De Palma, Charles Hirsch | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Robert De Niro, Allen Garfield, Lara Parker, Charles Durning

Votes: 2,831

27. Chicago Hope (1994–2000)

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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The lives and trials of the staff of a major hospital in Chicago.

Stars: Mandy Patinkin, Adam Arkin, Hector Elizondo, Peter Berg

Votes: 2,268

28. L.A. Law (1986–1994)

46 min | Drama

7.0
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The lives and work of the staff of a major Los Angeles law firm.

Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins, Michael Tucker

Votes: 2,097

29. Lust in the Dust (1985)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Western

6.3
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A group of unscrupulous characters seek buried treasure in the old west.

Writer: Philip John Taylor | Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: Tab Hunter, Divine, Lainie Kazan, Geoffrey Lewis

Votes: 2,036

30. The Jerky Boys (1995)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Crime

4.5
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When two unemployed telephone pranksters decide to use their vocal "talents" to impersonate a Chicago mob boss and curry favor with organized crime in New York, the trouble begins. It isn't... See full summary »

Writers: James Melkonian, Rich Wilkes, John G. Brennan, Kamal Ahmed | Director: James Melkonian | Stars: John G. Brennan, Kamal Ahmed, Alan Arkin, William Hickey

Votes: 1,983

31. Cybill (1995–1998)

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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A struggling, middle-aged actress attempts to make a career in Hollywood, all while surrounded by her hard-drinking best friend Maryann, her two ex-husbands, Ira and Jeff, and her two ... See full summary »

Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Christine Baranski, Alicia Witt, Alan Rosenberg

Votes: 1,971

32. Grand Theft Auto (1977)

PG | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.4
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A rich girl steals her dad's Rolls Royce and heads off to Las Vegas to get married. However, her angry parents, a jealous suitor, and a bunch of reward seekers are determined to stop her.

Writers: Rance Howard, Ron Howard | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Ron Howard, Nancy Morgan, Elizabeth Rogers, Barry Cahill

Votes: 1,853

33. Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City (1993 TV Mini-Series)

Unrated | 360 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.4
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The stories of several colorful characters living in San Francisco. Based on the book by Armistead Maupin (A Man I Dreamt Up).

Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Donald Moffat, Chloe Webb, Laura Linney

Votes: 1,800

34. The Living End (1992)

Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Luke is a gay hustler. Jon is a movie critic. Both are HIV positive. They go on a hedonistic, dangerous journey, their motto "Fuck the world".

Writer: Gregg Araki | Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: Mike Dytri, Craig Gilmore, Mark Finch, Mary Woronov

Votes: 1,718

35. Shakedown (1988)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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A legal attorney and renegade cop team up to stop a corrupt cop.

Writer: James Glickenhaus | Director: James Glickenhaus | Stars: Peter Weller, Sam Elliott, Richard Brooks, Jude Ciccolella

Votes: 1,651

36. Fame (1982–1987)

60 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.8
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The stories of the students and faculty of the New York City High School for the Performing Arts.

Creator: Christopher Gore | Stars: Debbie Allen, Carlo Imperato, Gene Anthony Ray, Albert Hague

Votes: 1,559

37. Clueless (1996–1999)

30 min | Comedy

5.7
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A television series, based on the popular movie of the same name. Many of the actors from the movie appear in the television series, including Dion, Mr. Hall, Miss Giest, Amber, and Murray.

Creator: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Rachel Blanchard, Stacey Dash, David Lascher, Donald Faison

Votes: 1,550

38. Crime Story (1986–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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The saga of a Chicago police detective's efforts to stop a young hood's ruthless rise in the ranks of organized crime.

Creators: Chuck Adamson, Gustave Reininger | Stars: Dennis Farina, Bill Smitrovich, Steve Ryan, Billy Campbell

Votes: 1,497

39. Big Bad Mama (1974)

R | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.7
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Mama and daughters get forced by circumstances into bootlegging and bank robbing, and travel across the country trailed by the law.

Writers: William W. Norton, Frances Doel | Director: Steve Carver | Stars: Angie Dickinson, William Shatner, Tom Skerritt, Susan Sennett

Votes: 1,454

40. Twin Sitters (1994)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Thriller

5.5
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An evil business executive (played by George Lazenby), is releasing dangerous toxins and the Barbarian Brothers set out to stop his evil work.

Writer: John Paragon | Director: John Paragon | Stars: Peter Paul, David Paul, Christian Cousins, Joseph Cousins

Votes: 1,344

41. The Pope Must Diet (1991)

R | 97 min | Comedy

5.0
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A less-than-qualified and far-from-perfect priest is mistakenly named the new pope. As the pontiff, he must deal with Vatican corruption, the Mob and the reappearance of his old lover.

Writers: Peter Richardson, Pete Richens | Director: Peter Richardson | Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Alex Rocco, Adrian Edmondson, Paul Bartel

Votes: 1,146

42. Heartbeeps (1981)

PG | 79 min | Sci-Fi, Comedy

4.2
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Two household robots run away and try to start a family.

Writer: John Hill | Director: Allan Arkush | Stars: Andy Kaufman, Bernadette Peters, Randy Quaid, Kenneth McMillan

Votes: 968

43. Heart Like a Wheel (1983)

PG | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.7
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Shirley Muldowney is determined to be a top-fuel drag racer, although no woman has ever raced them before. Despite the high risks of this kind of racing and the burden it places on her ... See full summary »

Writer: Ken Friedman | Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Bonnie Bedelia, Beau Bridges, Bruce Barlow, Leo Rossi

Votes: 920

44. The Inheritance (1997 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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At the lush Evenswood estate in Concord, Massachusetts, Edith Adelon, a beautiful orphan, lives as the paid companion to the daughter of the wealthy Hamilton family, although they regard ... See full summary »

Writers: Maria Nation, Louisa May Alcott | Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Cari Shayne, Brigitta Dau, Paul Anthony Stewart, Brigid Brannagh

Votes: 854

45. Killer Party (1986)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

4.4
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Three gorgeous babes decide to join a sorority, and a whole bunch of horny guys dump bees in the sorority's back yard where a bunch of girls are naked in the outside hot tub so when the ... See full summary »

Writer: Barney Cohen | Director: William Fruet | Stars: Martin Hewitt, Ralph Seymour, Elaine Wilkes, Paul Bartel

Votes: 848

46. Munchies (1987)

PG | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

3.6
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Simon Watterman, a space archaeologist, discovers the "Munchies" in a cave in Peru. Cecil Watterman, Simon's evil twin brother and snack food entrepreneur, kidnaps the creature. What Cecil ... See full summary »

Writer: Lance Smith | Director: Tina Hirsch | Stars: Harvey Korman, Charlie Stratton, Nadine Van der Velde, Alix Elias

Votes: 832

47. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)

22 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Updated remakes of classic stories originally produced by the Master of Suspense.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Bernard Behrens, Cynthia Belliveau, David B. Nichols

Votes: 811

48. Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City (1998 TV Mini-Series)

330 min | Drama

8.0
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In this sequel to the controversial PBS mini-series, Mona Ramsey is on a cross-country trip that takes her to a brothel which may hold a secret about her past. Michael "Mouse" Tolliver and ... See full summary »

Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Laura Linney, Colin Ferguson, Barbara Garrick

Votes: 804

49. Vengeance Unlimited (1998–1999)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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The mysterious Mr. Chapel helps others to gain vengeance against criminals.

Creators: John McNamara, David Simkins | Stars: Kathleen York, Michael Madsen, Scott Patterson, Dayton Callie

Votes: 790

50. Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (1989)

R | 95 min | Comedy

6.2
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The widow's houseboy and the divorcee's chauffeur bet on which will bed the other's employer first.

Writers: Paul Bartel, Bruce Wagner | Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Ray Sharkey, Mary Woronov, Robert Beltran

Votes: 775