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1. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

9.2
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100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,269,237 | Gross: $134.97M

2. Mission: Impossible (1996)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.1
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59 Metascore

An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart, Henry Czerny

Votes: 322,965 | Gross: $180.98M

3. Mission: Impossible II (2000)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.1
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59 Metascore

A secret agent is sent to Sydney, to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called "Chimera".

Director: John Woo | Stars: Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Ving Rhames

Votes: 260,226 | Gross: $215.41M

4. Chinatown (1974)

R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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86 Metascore

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

Votes: 236,876 | Gross: $29.20M

5. Mad Men (2007–2015)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

8.6
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A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.

Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 158,453

6. The Firm (1993)

R | 154 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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58 Metascore

A young lawyer joins a prestigious law firm only to discover that it has a sinister dark side.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Hal Holbrook

Votes: 95,431 | Gross: $158.35M

7. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Approved | 111 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.9
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81 Metascore

Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, robbing cars and banks.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman

Votes: 86,188

8. Days of Thunder (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sport

5.9
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60 Metascore

A young hot-shot stock car driver gets his chance to compete at the top level.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid

Votes: 65,178 | Gross: $82.67M

9. Frantic (1988)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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In a hotel room in Paris, a doctor comes out of the shower and finds that his wife has disappeared. He soon finds himself caught up in a world of intrigue, espionage, gangsters, drugs and murder.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Harrison Ford, Betty Buckley, Emmanuelle Seigner, Djiby Soumare

Votes: 41,561 | Gross: $17.64M

10. Tequila Sunrise (1988)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.0
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62 Metascore

A former L.A. drug dealer tries to go straight but his past and his underworld connections bring him into the focus of the DEA, the Mexican feds and the Mexican drug cartels.

Director: Robert Towne | Stars: Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kurt Russell, Raul Julia

Votes: 24,692 | Gross: $41.29M

11. Wonderland (2003)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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43 Metascore

In the police investigation of a brutal crime scene, one man was at the center of it all: legendary porn star John Holmes.

Director: James Cox | Stars: Val Kilmer, Lisa Kudrow, Kate Bosworth, Christina Applegate

Votes: 19,411 | Gross: $1.06M

12. The Last Detail (1973)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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89 Metascore

Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Otis Young, Clifton James

Votes: 17,793

13. Suspect Zero (2004)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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37 Metascore

A mysterious serial killer is hunting other serial killers - and one FBI agent suspects there may be more to the vigilante than they imagine.

Director: E. Elias Merhige | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Ben Kingsley, Carrie-Anne Moss, Harry Lennix

Votes: 17,163 | Gross: $8.73M

14. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)

PG | 135 min | Adventure, Drama

6.3
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A shipping disaster in the nineteenth century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. The mother dies soon ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Andie MacDowell, Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm

Votes: 15,675 | Gross: $45.90M

15. Heaven Can Wait (1978)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.9
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A Los Angeles Rams quarterback, accidentally taken away from his body by an overanxious angel before he was meant to die, returns to life in the body of a recently murdered millionaire.

Directors: Warren Beatty, Buck Henry | Stars: Warren Beatty, James Mason, Julie Christie, Jack Warden

Votes: 15,296 | Gross: $81.64M

16. The Parallax View (1974)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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An ambitious reporter gets in way-over-his-head trouble while investigating a senator's assassination which leads to a vast conspiracy involving a multinational corporation behind every event in the world's headlines.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, William Daniels, Walter McGinn

Votes: 12,165

17. The Two Jakes (1990)

R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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56 Metascore

The sequel to Chinatown (1974) finds Jake Gittes investigating adultery and murder... and the money that comes from oil.

Director: Jack Nicholson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Meg Tilly, Madeleine Stowe

Votes: 9,108 | Gross: $10.01M

18. Orca (1977)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

5.6
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A hunter squares off against a killer whale seeking vengeance for the death of its mate.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson, Bo Derek

Votes: 8,531 | Gross: $14.72M

19. Shampoo (1975)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Lovers undo a hairdresser from Beverly Hills around Election Eve in 1968.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Lee Grant

Votes: 8,436 | Gross: $49.41M

20. Ask the Dust (2006)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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58 Metascore

Mexican beauty Camilla hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini, a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm.

Director: Robert Towne | Stars: Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek, Donald Sutherland, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 8,383 | Gross: $0.74M

21. The Missouri Breaks (1976)

PG | 126 min | Drama, Western

6.6
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Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Kathleen Lloyd

Votes: 7,638 | Gross: $14.00M

22. Without Limits (1998)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.2
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The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to... See full summary »

Director: Robert Towne | Stars: Billy Crudup, Donald Sutherland, Monica Potter, Jeremy Sisto

Votes: 6,057 | Gross: $0.78M

23. Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)

G | 85 min | Family, Animation, Adventure

7.2
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A young boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has dreamed of until he unleashes a century old secret that may not only destroy this ... See full summary »

Directors: Masami Hata, William T. Hurtz | Stars: Gabriel Damon, Mickey Rooney, Rene Auberjonois, Danny Mann

Votes: 5,793 | Gross: $1.37M

24. The Yakuza (1974)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia...

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ken Takakura, Brian Keith, Herb Edelman

Votes: 5,707

25. The Pick-up Artist (1987)

PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.2
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A womanizer meets his match when he falls for a woman in debt to the mafia.

Director: James Toback | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Robert Downey Jr., Dennis Hopper, Danny Aiello

Votes: 5,342 | Gross: $13.29M

26. The Outer Limits (1963–1965)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.2
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An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

Stars: Bob Johnson, Ben Wright, William Douglas, Robert Culp

Votes: 5,296

27. The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)

Unrated | 82 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.6
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A man's obsession with his dead wife drives a wedge between him and his new bride.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Elizabeth Shepherd, John Westbrook, Derek Francis

Votes: 4,064

28. Love Affair (1994)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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Ex-football star Mike Gambril meets Terry McKay on a flight to Sydney, which is forced to land on a small atoll. Both engaged to others, they become romantic on board the ship sent to take ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Gordon Caron | Stars: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Katharine Hepburn, Garry Shandling

Votes: 3,918 | Gross: $18.25M

29. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of THRUSH.

Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, Cosmo Sardo

Votes: 3,673

30. The Bedroom Window (1987)

R | 112 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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Terry is having an affair with his boss' wife Sylvia. One night after an office party they are together and Sylvia witnesses an attack on Denise from Terry's bedroom window. She doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Elizabeth McGovern, Isabelle Huppert, Paul Shenar

Votes: 3,647 | Gross: $12.64M

31. 8 Million Ways to Die (1986)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff's Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid. The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Rosanna Arquette, Alexandra Paul, Randy Brooks

Votes: 3,603 | Gross: $1.31M

32. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011– )

60 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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A comprehensive history of the medium and art of motion pictures.

Stars: Mark Cousins, Juan Diego Botto, Aleksandr Sokurov, Norman Lloyd

Votes: 3,247

33. Deal of the Century (1983)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

4.5
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A small time arms dealer in South America to sell weapons to the revolutionaries, winds up negotiating the sale of an experimental plane to the nation's dictator.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Chevy Chase, Sigourney Weaver, Gregory Hines, Vince Edwards

Votes: 3,152 | Gross: $10.37M

34. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Person to Person (2015)

TV-14 | 56 min | Drama

9.3
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Don's journey ends in California with Anna's niece, Stephanie, where he contemplates his future. Roger decides to marry Megan's mother, Marie. Joan has a business proposition for Peggy, who is coming to terms with her feelings for Stan.

Director: Matthew Weiner | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,305

35. A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

R | 138 min | Documentary

7.6
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67 Metascore

A documentary examining the decade of the 1970s as a turning point in American cinema. Some of today's best filmmakers interview the influential directors of that time.

Directors: Ted Demme, Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, William Friedkin, Robert Altman, John G. Avildsen

Votes: 2,295 | Gross: $0.03M

36. Salinger (2013)

PG-13 | 120 min | Documentary

6.7
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40 Metascore

An unprecedented look inside the private world of J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye.

Director: Shane Salerno | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, Judd Apatow, John Cusack

Votes: 2,138 | Gross: $0.58M

37. Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961)

Unrated | 63 min | Comedy, Horror

3.4
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A crook decides to bump off members of his inept crew and blame their deaths on a legendary sea creature. What he doesn't know is that the creature is real.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Antony Carbone, Betsy Jones-Moreland, Robert Towne, Beach Dickerson

Votes: 2,101

38. Personal Best (1982)

R | 124 min | Drama, Sport

6.3
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The intertwined lives and loves of three highly-ranked athletes striving for the national team; Chris bounces between the beds of male coach Terry and her female friend, competitor, and role model Tory.

Director: Robert Towne | Stars: Mariel Hemingway, Scott Glenn, Patrice Donnelly, Kenny Moore

Votes: 2,002 | Gross: $5.67M

39. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Waterloo (2014)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama

9.5
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Don and Peggy prepare to pitch to Burger Chef, one day after the Apollo Moon Landing. Meanwhile, a power struggle in the firm between Sterling and Cutler leaves Don's future hanging in the balance.

Director: Matthew Weiner | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,760

40. The New Centurions (1972)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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An idealistic rookie cop joins the LAPD to make ends meet while finishing law school, and is indoctrinated by a seasoned veteran. As time goes on, he loses his ambitions and family as police work becomes his entire life.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: George C. Scott, Stacy Keach, Jane Alexander, Scott Wilson

Votes: 1,564

41. Villa Rides (1968)

R | 125 min | War, Western

6.5
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Mexican rebel Pancho Villa lead a revolution helped by an American aviator imprisonned in Mexico.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Yul Brynner, Robert Mitchum, Maria Grazia Buccella, Charles Bronson

Votes: 1,390

42. Last Woman on Earth (1960)

71 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

4.8
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Ev, along with her husband, Harold, and their lawyer friend Martin, are swimming while on vacation in Puerto Rico. When they resurface, they gradually conclude that an unexplained, ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Betsy Jones-Moreland, Antony Carbone, Robert Towne

Votes: 1,387

43. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Milk and Honey Route (2015)

TV-14 | 53 min | Drama

9.2
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Don is stuck in Oklahoma after his car breaks down. Betty discovers that she is not in good health. Pete gets an unexpected job offer that could enable him to get his life with Trudy and his daughter back.

Director: Matthew Weiner | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,360

44. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Lost Horizon (2015)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

9.1
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Don goes AWOL from McCann Erickson in the middle of a meeting. Joan quickly gets fed up with the sexism at the new firm. Roger and Peggy put off reporting to their new jobs as long as possible.

Director: Phil Abraham | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,222

45. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Strategy (2014)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

9.0
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Peggy has second thoughts about her Burger Chef campaign when Don is asked to pitch her commercial, Pete visits his wife and daughter on his trip back to New York, and Bob Benson gets some surprising news from G.M. about the account.

Director: Phil Abraham | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,186

46. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Severance (2015)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

8.4
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Don is oddly drawn to a diner waitress as he learns about the loss of an old acquaintance, Peggy and Joan are disrespected by a chauvinistic client, and Cosgrove is in for big changes after his biggest business connection retires.

Director: Scott Hornbacher | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,178

47. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Time Zones (2014)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

8.1
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Don is on the outside looking in on the forced indefinite paid leave from his job. While Ted heads back to New York for a few days, Don takes the opportunity to head to Los Angeles in part ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Hornbacher | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,173

48. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Time & Life (2015)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

9.0
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The partners discover that the firm is losing its independence and there's nothing they can do about it. Peggy is not sure if she wants to come along. Meanwhile, Pete and Trudy have trouble getting their daughter into private school.

Director: Jared Harris | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,149

49. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Field Trip (2014)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

8.7
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After a fight with Megan during a surprise trip to California, Don decides it's time to get back to work. Meanwhile, Betty joins Bobby on a field trip to a farm.

Director: Chris Manley | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,106

50. Drive, He Said (1971)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.9
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Hector is a star basketball player for the College basketball team he plays for, the Leopards. His girlfriend, Olive, doesn't know whether to stay with him or leave him. And his friend, ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Nicholson | Stars: William Tepper, Karen Black, Michael Margotta, Bruce Dern

Votes: 1,082