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1. August: Osage County (2013)

R | 121 min | Drama

7.4
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58 Metascore

A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

Writer: Tracy Letts | Director: John Wells | Stars: Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney, Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis

2. Out of the Furnace (2013)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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63 Metascore

When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement doesn't follow through fast enough, his older brother, Russell, takes matters into his own hands to find justice.

Writers: Brad Ingelsby, Scott Cooper | Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson

3. Mud (2012)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

7.5
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76 Metascore

Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail and to reunite him with his true love.

Writer: Jeff Nichols | Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Sam Shepard

4. Cold in July (2014)

109 min | Drama, Thriller

8.7
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In 1980s East Texas, two fathers pitted against each other in revenge must band together to uncover a darker truth.

Writers: Nick Damici, Joe R. Lansdale, Jim Mickle | Director: Jim Mickle | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Don Johnson, Vinessa Shaw, Sam Shepard

5. The Notebook (2004)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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53 Metascore

A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences.

Writers: Jeremy Leven, Jan Sardi, Nicholas Sparks | Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

6. Black Hawk Down (2001)

R | 144 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.7
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74 Metascore

123 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.

Writers: Mark Bowden, Ken Nolan | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana

7. Klondike (2014 TV Mini-Series)

46 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.8
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The lives of two childhood best friends, Bill and Epstein, in the late 1890s as they flock to the gold rush capital in the untamed Yukon Territory. This man-versus-nature tale places our ... See full summary »

Stars: Abbie Cornish, Marton Csokas, Ian Hart, Greg Lawson

8. Steel Magnolias (1989)

PG | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Revolving around Truvy's Beauty Parlor in a small parish in modern-day Louisiana, STEEL MAGNOLIAS is the story of a close-knit circle of friends whose lives come together there. As the ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Harling | Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field, Julia Roberts

9. Safe House (2012)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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52 Metascore

A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.

Writer: David Guggenheim | Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Robert Patrick, Vera Farmiga

10. Killing Them Softly (2012)

R | 97 min | Crime, Thriller

6.2
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64 Metascore

Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.

Writers: Andrew Dominik, George V. Higgins | Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, Scoot McNairy

11. Brothers (I) (2009)

R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.2
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58 Metascore

A young man comforts his older brother's wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan.

Writers: David Benioff, Susanne Bier, Anders Thomas Jensen | Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire, Sam Shepard

12. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

R | 160 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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68 Metascore

Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.

Writers: Andrew Dominik, Ron Hansen | Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Mary-Louise Parker

13. Swordfish (2001)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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32 Metascore

A secretive renegade counter-terrorist co-opts the world's greatest hacker (who is trying to stay clean) to steal billions in US Government dirty money.

Writer: Skip Woods | Director: Dominic Sena | Stars: John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle

14. The Right Stuff (1983)

R | 193 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.9
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The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.

Writers: Tom Wolfe, Philip Kaufman | Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

15. All the Pretty Horses (2000)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Romance, Western

5.8
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55 Metascore

Two Texas cowboys head to Mexico in search of work, but soon find themselves in trouble with the law after one of them falls in love with a wealthy rancher's daughter.

Writers: Cormac McCarthy, Ted Tally | Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Matt Damon, Penélope Cruz, Henry Thomas, Angelina Torres

16. Charlotte's Web (2006)

G | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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68 Metascore

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.

Writers: Susannah Grant, Karey Kirkpatrick, Earl Hamner Jr., E.B. White | Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Buscemi

17. Stealth (2005)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.0
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35 Metascore

Deeply ensconced in a top-secret military program, three pilots struggle to bring an artificial intelligence program under control before it initiates the next world war.

Writer: W.D. Richter | Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Sam Shepard

18. The Pledge (2001)

R | 124 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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71 Metascore

A retiring police chief pledges to catch the killer of a young child.

Writers: Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Jerzy Kromolowski, Mary Olson-Kromolowski | Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Clarkson, Beau Daniels

19. The Pelican Brief (1993)

PG-13 | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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50 Metascore

A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger.

Writers: John Grisham, Alan J. Pakula | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard

20. Fair Game (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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69 Metascore

CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.

Writers: Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Joseph Wilson, Valerie Plame Wilson | Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Sonya Davison, Vanessa Chong

21. Felon (2008)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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58 Metascore

A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.

Writer: Ric Roman Waugh | Director: Ric Roman Waugh | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Marisol Nichols, Vincent Miller, Anne Archer

22. Paris, Texas (1984)

R | 147 min | Drama

8.1
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A man wanders out of the desert after a four year absence. His brother finds him, and together they return to L.A. to reunite the man with his young son. Soon after, he and the boy set out ... See full summary »

Writers: L.M. Kit Carson, Sam Shepard | Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Sam Berry

23. Bandidas (2006)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.7
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In turn-of-the-century Mexico, two very different women become a bank-robbing duo in an effort to combat a ruthless enforcer terrorizing their town.

Writers: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen | Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Salma Hayek, Steve Zahn, Dwight Yoakam

24. Baby Boom (1987)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.

Writers: Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer | Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard, Harold Ramis, Kristina Kennedy

25. The Accidental Husband (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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When talk radio host Emma Lloyd advises one of her listeners to break up with her boyfriend, the jilted ex sets about getting his revenge.

Writers: Mimi Hare, Clare Naylor, Bonnie Sikowitz | Director: Griffin Dunne | Stars: Uma Thurman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Justina Machado, Colin Firth

26. Days of Heaven (1978)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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93 Metascore

A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune.

Writer: Terrence Malick | Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz

27. Savannah (2013)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Family, History

6.1
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SAVANNAH is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th ... See full summary »

Writers: Ken Carter, Annette Haywood-Carter, John Eugene Cay Jr. | Director: Annette Haywood-Carter | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jaimie Alexander, Bradley Whitford

28. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

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The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

Creator: Digby Wolfe | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens

29. Blackthorn (2011)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.6
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61 Metascore

In Bolivia, Butch Cassidy (now calling himself James Blackthorne) pines for one last sight of home, an adventure that aligns him with a young robber and makes the duo a target for gangs and lawmen alike.

Writer: Miguel Barros | Director: Mateo Gil | Stars: Sam Shepard, Eduardo Noriega, Stephen Rea, Magaly Solier

30. The Return (I) (2006)

PG-13 | 85 min | Mystery, Thriller

4.8
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38 Metascore

Joanna Mills, a traveling business woman, begins having nightmares of a murder that occurred 15 years ago. Soon she is drawn to an old farmhouse, where the murder took place.

Writer: Adam Sussman | Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sam Shepard, Peter O'Brien, Adam Scott

31. Hamlet (2000)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.0
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70 Metascore

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

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

32. Fitzcarraldo (1982)

PG | 158 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.1
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The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Miguel Ángel Fuentes

33. Bright Angel (1990)

R | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

5.7
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Road-movie from Montana to Wyoming. A gullible, innocent young man (Mulroney) assists a versatile girl (Taylor) on her long quest to get her brother out of jail.

Writer: Richard Ford | Director: Michael Fields | Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Lili Taylor, Sam Shepard, Valerie Perrine

34. Ithaca (2015)

Drama | Announced

In a small town in California's San Joaquin Valley, 14-year-old Homer Macauley is determined to be the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger anyone has ever seen. His older brother ... See full summary »

Writers: Erik Jendresen, William Saroyan | Director: Meg Ryan | Stars: Meg Ryan, Melanie Griffith, Sam Shepard, Jack Quaid

35. Frances (1982)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.

Writers: Eric Bergren, Christopher De Vore, Nicholas Kazan | Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Jessica Lange, Kim Stanley, Sam Shepard, Bart Burns

36. Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.8
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44 Metascore

A Japanese-American fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950's, race figures in the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.

Writers: David Guterson, Ronald Bass, Scott Hicks | Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Max von Sydow, Yûki Kudô, Reeve Carney

37. Darling Companion (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama

5.0
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The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog.

Writers: Meg Kasdan, Lawrence Kasdan | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Dianne Wiest, Richard Jenkins

38. Zabriskie Point (1970)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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An epic portrait of late Sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria (who's helping a property developer build a village in the Los ... See full summary »

Writers: Michelangelo Antonioni, Franco Rossetti, Sam Shepard, Tonino Guerra, Clare Peploe | Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Paul Fix, G.D. Spradlin

39. Inhale (2010)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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39 Metascore

A couple goes to dangerous lengths to find a lung donor for their daughter.

Writers: Walter A. Doty III, John Claflin, Christian Escario | Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Diane Kruger, Sam Shepard, Rosanna Arquette

40. Don't Come Knocking (2005)

R | 122 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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55 Metascore

Howard Spence (Sam Shepard) has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to... See full summary »

Writers: Sam Shepard, Wim Wenders | Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Sam Shepard, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth, James Roday

41. Thunderheart (1992)

R | 119 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a cynical veteran investigator on a murder on a poverty-stricken Sioux reservation.

Writer: John Fusco | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Val Kilmer, Sam Shepard, Graham Greene, Fred Ward

42. Crimes of the Heart (1986)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and ... See full summary »

Writer: Beth Henley | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard

43. Purgatory (1999 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 94 min | Fantasy, Western

6.9
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An outlaw band rides into a town that is actually Purgatory, between Heaven and Hell.

Writer: Gordon T. Dawson | Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Sam Shepard, Eric Roberts, Randy Quaid, Peter Stormare

44. Shoedog

Action, Crime | Pre-production

After a seventeen year absence, a drifter named Constantine returns to his hometown of Washington, D.C. and becomes a driver in a dual liquor store robbery.

Writer: George Pelecanos | Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Adrianne Palicki, Joe Manganiello, Sam Shepard, Kris Kristofferson

45. Streets of Laredo (1995 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | Drama, Western

7.3
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Captain Woodrow Call, now retired from the Rangers, is a bounty hunter. He is hired by an eastern rail baron to track down Joey Garza, a new kind of killer, only a boy, who kills from a ... See full summary »

Stars: James Garner, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Ned Beatty

46. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson, Elizabeth Franz

47. It All Came True (1998)

PG-13 | 94 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance

5.6
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A bachelor afraid of marriage angers his long-time girlfriend by buying a splendid townhouse just for himself, only to find it haunted by the ghosts of a famous theatrical couple, who teach... See full summary »

Writers: Andrew S. Karsch, Todd Alcott | Director: Peter Yates | Stars: James Spader, Polly Walker, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith

48. Raggedy Man (1981)

PG | 94 min | Drama

6.8
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It's 1944 in the small town of Gregory, Texas. Divorcée Nita Longley has been brought into the town by the telephone company to work as its switchboard operator, a job which requires her to... See full summary »

Writer: William D. Wittliff | Director: Jack Fisk | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Eric Roberts, Sam Shepard, William Sanderson

49. Simpatico (1999)

R | 106 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

4.4
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As youths in Azusa, Vinnie, Carter, and Rosie pull off a racing scam, substituting winners for plodders and winning big bucks on long odds. When an official uncovers the scam, they set him ... See full summary »

Writers: Sam Shepard, Matthew Warchus, David Nicholls | Director: Matthew Warchus | Stars: Nick Nolte, Jeff Bridges, Sharon Stone, Catherine Keener

50. Silent Tongue (1993)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Western

5.2
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Mad with grief after the death of his Kiowa wife, Talbot awaits death under a tree with her body beside him. She begins to haunt him because he won't burn her. His father, who bought him the wife, thinks her sister might reason with him.

Writer: Sam Shepard | Director: Sam Shepard | Stars: Alan Bates, Richard Harris, River Phoenix, Dermot Mulroney