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1. Nightcrawler (2014)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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76 Metascore

When Lou Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.

Writer: Dan Gilroy | Director: Dan Gilroy | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed

2. Inherent Vice (2014)

R | 148 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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81 Metascore

In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles detective Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

Writers: Paul Thomas Anderson, Thomas Pynchon | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston

3. Boogie Nights (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama

7.9
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85 Metascore

The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Luis Guzmán

4. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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52 Metascore

After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Vader shake off of the dark side of the Force.

Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas | Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

5. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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78 Metascore

After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

6. There Will Be Blood (2007)

R | 158 min | Drama

8.1
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92 Metascore

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Writers: Paul Thomas Anderson, Upton Sinclair | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds, Martin Stringer

7. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

7.9
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94 Metascore

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world.

Writer: Melissa Mathison | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace

8. The Town (2010)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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74 Metascore

As he plans his next job, a longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the FBI agent looking to bring him and his crew down.

Writers: Peter Craig, Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard, Chuck Hogan | Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner

9. Mission: Impossible 5 (2015)

Action, Adventure, Thriller | Filming

The plot is unknown at this time.

Writers: Bruce Geller, Drew Pearce, Will Staples | Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner

10. Magnolia (1999)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.0
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77 Metascore

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

11. The Sure Thing (1985)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A college student plans a cross-country trip to get laid, but ends up traveling with a young woman. They hate each other, so naturally...

Writers: Steve Bloom, Jonathan Roberts | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga, Anthony Edwards, Boyd Gaines

12. Salt (2010)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.4
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65 Metascore

A CIA agent goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy.

Writer: Kurt Wimmer | Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Olbrychski

13. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.4
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73 Metascore

The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name.

Writers: Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Bruce Geller | Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton

14. The Bourne Legacy (2012)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.7
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61 Metascore

An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.

Writers: Tony Gilroy, Dan Gilroy | Director: Tony Gilroy | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Scott Glenn

15. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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78 Metascore

A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jason Andrews

16. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.4
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56 Metascore

James Bond heads to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage.

Writer: Bruce Feirstein | Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh, Teri Hatcher

17. Michael Clayton (2007)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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82 Metascore

A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.

Writer: Tony Gilroy | Director: Tony Gilroy | Stars: George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Michael O'Keefe

18. The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

R | 94 min | Comedy, War

6.3
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54 Metascore

A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.

Writers: Peter Straughan, Jon Ronson | Director: Grant Heslov | Stars: Ewan McGregor, George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges

19. Syriana (2005)

R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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76 Metascore

A politically-charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved and affected by it.

Writers: Stephen Gaghan, Robert Baer | Director: Stephen Gaghan | Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet, Kayvan Novak

20. 8MM (1999)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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19 Metascore

A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not.

Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini, Peter Stormare

21. Gigli (2003)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

2.3
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18 Metascore

The violent story about how a criminal lesbian, a tough-guy hit-man with a heart of gold, and a mentally challenged man came to be best friends through a hostage.

Writer: Martin Brest | Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bartha, Terry Camilleri

22. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

PG | 93 min | Drama

7.6
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80 Metascore

Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Writers: George Clooney, Grant Heslov | Director: George Clooney | Stars: David Strathairn, George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels

23. Hard Eight (1996)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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78 Metascore

John has lost all his money. He sits outside a diner in the desert when Sydney happens along, buys him coffee, then takes him to Reno and shows him how to get a free room without losing ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson

24. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

PG | 132 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.4
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48 Metascore

When an alien spacecraft of enormous power is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine and hopefully stop the intruder.

Writers: Gene Roddenberry, Harold Livingston, Alan Dean Foster | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

25. The Burning Plain (2008)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.9
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45 Metascore

A drama with a two-tiered storyline concerning a mother and daughter who try to form a bond after the young woman's difficult childhood.

Writer: Guillermo Arriaga | Director: Guillermo Arriaga | Stars: Charlize Theron, John Corbett, José María Yazpik, Robin Tunney

26. Bounce (2000)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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52 Metascore

A man switches plane tickets with another man who dies in that plane in a crash. The man falls in love with the deceased one's wife.

Writer: Don Roos | Director: Don Roos | Stars: Ben Affleck, Gwyneth Paltrow, Natasha Henstridge, Edward Edwards

27. Runaway Jury (2003)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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61 Metascore

A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.

Writers: John Grisham, Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Rick Cleveland, Matthew Chapman | Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: John Cusack, Rachel Weisz, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman

28. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)

R | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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After her humiliated husband kills himself, an embittered pregnant widow loses her child, and embarks on a mission of vengeance against a woman and her family.

Writer: Amanda Silver | Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay, Matt McCoy, Ernie Hudson

29. The River Wild (1994)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.3
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Rafting expert Gail takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river.

Writer: Denis O'Neill | Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, David Strathairn, Joseph Mazzello

30. Duplicity (2009)

PG-13 | 125 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

6.2
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69 Metascore

Two ex-government agents turned rival industrial spies have to be at the top of their game when one of their companies prepares to launch a major product. However, they distract each other in more ways than one.

Writer: Tony Gilroy | Director: Tony Gilroy | Stars: Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Giamatti

31. Heist (2001)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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66 Metascore

A career jewel thief finds himself at tense odds with his longtime partner, a crime boss who sends his nephew to keep watch.

Writer: David Mamet | Director: David Mamet | Stars: Gene Hackman, Rebecca Pidgeon, Danny DeVito, Delroy Lindo

32. Redbelt (2008)

R | 99 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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69 Metascore

A fateful event leads to a job in the film business for top mixed-martial arts instructor Mike Terry. Though he refuses to participate in prize bouts, circumstances conspire to force him to consider entering such a competition.

Writer: David Mamet | Director: David Mamet | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tim Allen, Emily Mortimer, Max Martini

33. Return of the Living Dead II (1988)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

5.7
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Curious kids unearth the barrels that helped revive the dead of the first film, which proves the second time's an undead charm.

Writer: Ken Wiederhorn | Director: Ken Wiederhorn | Stars: James Karen, Thom Mathews, Michael Kenworthy, Thor Van Lingen

34. Impostor (2001)

R | 95 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.2
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33 Metascore

In the future, an alien race uses androids as bombs to attack Earth. A government weapons specialist is accused of being one such android and sets out to prove his innocence.

Writers: Philip K. Dick, Scott Rosenberg, Caroline Case, Ehren Kruger, David Twohy | Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Shane Brolly, Vincent D'Onofrio, Gary Sinise, Madeleine Stowe

35. Bad Influence (1990)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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Michael, a wimpy young executive, is about to get pulverized by a jealous boyfriend in a bar when a handsome, mysterious stranger steps in--and then disappears. Later that night, while ... See full summary »

Writer: David Koepp | Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Rob Lowe, James Spader, Lisa Zane, Marcia Cross

36. American Dreamz (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Music

5.5
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45 Metascore

The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County (Golzari). Recently awakened President Staton (Quaid) even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale.

Writer: Paul Weitz | Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore, Willem Dafoe

37. Trick or Treat (1986)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Horror, Music

5.7
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Sammi Curr was a famous, devil-worshiping rock star who died under mysterious circumstances. Now he wants to come back to life. Doing so requires possessing radio wave & automobiles and making a few human sacrifices.

Writers: Rhet Topham, Michael S. Murphey, Joel Soisson | Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Marc Price, Tony Fields, Lisa Orgolini, Doug Savant

38. Criminal Justice (2014– )

Crime, Drama | Completed

After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.

Stars: David Chen, Frank De Julio, Chris Bryant, Jeff Wincott

39. Heart of Dixie (1989)

PG | 95 min | Drama

5.2
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Three young sorority women try to find love with potential men, while worrying about changes in their way of life when integration begins at their college in 1957 segregated Alabama.

Writers: Anne Rivers Siddons, Tom McCown | Director: Martin Davidson | Stars: Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen, Phoebe Cates, Treat Williams

40. Boys (1996)

PG-13 | 86 min | Mystery, Drama, Romance

4.8
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Patty Vare falls off a horse and is found unconscious by prep school student John Baker. He takes her to his dorm. As he quickly discovers, she is hiding from something. For John this ... See full summary »

Writers: Stacy Cochran, James Salter | Director: Stacy Cochran | Stars: Winona Ryder, Lukas Haas, John C. Reilly, James Le Gros

41. Moving Violations (1985)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

5.6
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The goofy students of a remedial drivers education class find themselves butting heads with their abusive police instructors.

Writers: Neal Israel, Pat Proft, Paul Boorstin, Sharon Boorstin | Director: Neal Israel | Stars: John Murray, Jennifer Tilly, James Keach, Brian Backer

42. The Pallbearer (1996)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

4.9
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A young man's life is thrown into a loop when he is asked to be a pallbearer for the funeral of a classmate he doesn't remember, and his old high school crush temporarily returns to town.

Writers: Jason Katims, Matt Reeves | Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: David Schwimmer, Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Rapaport, Toni Collette

43. Desert Hearts (1985)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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It is 1950s Nevada, and Professor Vivian Bell arrives to get a divorce. She's unsatisfied with her marriage, and feels out of place at the ranch she stays on, she finds herself increasingly... See full summary »

Writers: Jane Rule, Natalie Cooper | Director: Donna Deitch | Stars: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers

44. Shine a Light (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.2
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76 Metascore

A career-spanning documentary on the Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their "A Bigger Bang" tour.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ron Wood

45. Waterland (1992)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Tom Crick, a high school history teacher, is having trouble connecting - with his class, with his wife. He ventures into telling his class stories about his young adulthood in the Fens ... See full summary »

Writers: Graham Swift, Peter Prince | Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Sinéad Cusack, Ethan Hawke, Grant Warnock

46. A Dangerous Woman (1993)

R | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Martha Horgan, a naive woman with an intellectual impairment who lives with her aunt Frances in a small town, is known for always telling the truth. She works at a dry cleaner, where her ... See full summary »

Writers: Mary McGarry Morris, Naomi Foner | Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Debra Winger, Barbara Hershey, Gabriel Byrne, Laurie Metcalf

47. Mattress Man Commercial (2003 Video)

1 min | Short, Comedy

7.7
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Paul Thomas Anderson spoofs the famous 1980's Mattress Man commercial outtake using Dean Trumbell, the character played by Philip Seymour Hoffman in Anderson's Punch Drunk Love, and he ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, David H. Stevens, Jimmy Stevens, Nathan Stevens

48. Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Sport

5.9
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Chuck Murdock is an all American kid living in a sleepy town in Montana. He is the top pitcher of the little league team as well. After taking a tour of a nuclear silo, Chuck decides to ... See full summary »

Writer: David Field | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Gregory Peck, Dean Alexander, Jim Allen

49. Paris Trout (1991)

R | 100 min | Drama

6.5
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Paris Trout is a vile Southern bigot. He owns a store and is a loanshark. He often sues people, and so his lawyer, Harry Seagraves, eventually meets Paris' wife Hannah. A former ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Dexter | Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey, Ed Harris, Ray McKinnon

50. How I Got Into College (1989)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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The simple story of two young Michigan high school students, Jessica, Class President, Local Smart Girl, and object of Marlon's affections attempt to get into a small Pennsylvania college. ... See full summary »

Writer: Terrel Seltzer | Director: Savage Steve Holland | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Corey Parker, Lara Flynn Boyle, Finn Carter