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1. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Drama

8.0
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79 Metascore

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day.

Writer: Tom Schulman | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

2. The Princess Bride (1987)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.2
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77 Metascore

A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather).

Writer: William Goldman | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon

3. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 153 min | Drama, War

8.5
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90 Metascore

During the U.S.-Viet Nam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.

Writers: John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Herr | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

4. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.5
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68 Metascore

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal.

Writers: James Cameron, William Wisher Jr. | Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

5. The Godfather: Part III (1990)

R | 162 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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60 Metascore

In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don Michael Corleone seeks to vow for his sins while taking a young protégé under his wing.

Writers: Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia, Talia Shire

6. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.4
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93 Metascore

The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.

Writer: Peter Shaffer | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

7. Cadillac Man (1990)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime

5.6
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Joe's a car salesman with a problem. He has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (... See full summary »

Writer: Ken Friedman | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Robin Williams, Tim Robbins, Pamela Reed, Fran Drescher

8. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

R | 139 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.3
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76 Metascore

In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy, named Dickie Greenleaf. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.

Writers: Patricia Highsmith, Anthony Minghella | Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett

9. Contact (1997)

PG | 150 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.4
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62 Metascore

Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine.

Writers: Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, James V. Hart, Michael Goldenberg | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

10. Munich (2005)

R | 164 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.6
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74 Metascore

Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.

Writers: Tony Kushner, Eric Roth, George Jonas | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Marie-Josée Croze, Ciarán Hinds

11. Great Expectations (1998)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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55 Metascore

Modernization of Charles Dickens classic story finds the hapless Finn as a painter in New York pursuing his unrequited and haughty childhood love.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Mitch Glazer | Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hank Azaria, Chris Cooper

12. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

R | 171 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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In 1968, a Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives.

Writers: Milan Kundera, Jean-Claude Carrière, Philip Kaufman | Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint

13. 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

14. One Fine Day (1996)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left ... See full summary »

Writers: Terrel Seltzer, Ellen Simon | Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Clooney, Mae Whitman, Alex D. Linz

15. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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48 Metascore

Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart and Rosewood investigate Chief Bogamil's near-fatal shooting and the series of "alphabet crimes" associated with it.

Writers: Danilo Bach, Daniel Petrie Jr., Eddie Murphy, Robert D. Wachs, Larry Ferguson, Warren Skaaren | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Jürgen Prochnow, Ronny Cox

16. Strange Days (1995)

R | 145 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a police conspiracy in 1999 Los Angeles.

Writers: James Cameron, Jay Cocks | Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore

17. The Mosquito Coast (1986)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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49 Metascore

An eccentric and dogmatic inventor sells his house and takes his family to Central America to build an ice factory in the middle of the jungle. Conflicts with his family, a local preacher ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Theroux, Paul Schrader | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, River Phoenix, Conrad Roberts

18. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

PG | 115 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.4
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In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion.

Writers: Jack Finney, W.D. Richter | Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright

19. Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.0
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A lionized account of the life of the martial arts superstar.

Writers: Robert Clouse, Linda Lee Cadwell, Edward Khmara, John Raffo, Rob Cohen | Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Lauren Holly, Robert Wagner, Michael Learned

20. Heaven Help Us (1985)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A new transfer student to St. Basil's Boys' Prep School tries to fit in while romantically pursuing a troubled young girl.

Writer: Charles Purpura | Director: Michael Dinner | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Andrew McCarthy, John Heard, Mary Stuart Masterson

21. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

PG | 114 min | Family, Fantasy

6.3
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A little girl discovers dreams do come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. Her mother told her the "secret" ... See full summary »

Writers: Valentine Davies, George Seaton, John Hughes | Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott, J.T. Walsh

22. The Black Stallion (1979)

G | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Sport

7.4
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79 Metascore

While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks ... See full summary »

Writers: Melissa Mathison, Jeanne Rosenberg, William D. Wittliff, Walter Farley | Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse

23. Duma (2005)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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82 Metascore

An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa.

Writers: Carol Cawthra Hopcraft, Xan Hopcraft, Carol Flint, Karen Janszen, Mark St. Germain | Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Alex Michaeletos, Campbell Scott, Hope Davis, Mary Makhatho

24. River's Edge (1986)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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A high school slacker kills his girlfriend and shows off her dead body to his friends. However, the friends' reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself.

Writer: Neal Jimenez | Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye, Daniel Roebuck

25. Home for the Holidays (1995)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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56 Metascore

After losing her job, making out with her soon-to-be former boss and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson faces spending the holiday with her family.

Writers: Chris Radant, W.D. Richter | Director: Jodie Foster | Stars: Holly Hunter, Anne Bancroft, Robert Downey Jr., Charles Durning

26. Avalon (1990)

PG | 128 min | Drama

7.3
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A Polish-Jewish family comes to the USA at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. There, the family and their children try to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land.

Writer: Barry Levinson | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth Perkins, Leo Fuchs, Eve Gordon

27. More American Graffiti (1979)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, War

5.2
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College graduates deal with Vietnam and other issues of the late '60s.

Writers: Bill L. Norton, George Lucas, Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck | Director: Bill L. Norton | Stars: Candy Clark, Bo Hopkins, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat

28. Live Nude Girls Unite! (2000)

75 min | Documentary

6.5
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Documentary look at the 1996-97 effort of the dancers and support staff at a San Francisco peep show, The Lusty Lady, to unionize. Angered by arbitrary and race-based wage policies, ... See full summary »

Writers: Vicky Funari, Julia Query | Directors: Vicky Funari, Julia Query | Stars: Stephanie Batey, Darrell Davis, Julia Query, Joyce Wallace

29. The Salute of the Jugger (1989)

R | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Sport

6.5
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A Mad Max-esque post apocalyptic world provides the backdrop for a brutal, futuristic game resembling football. Rutger Hauer plays a disgraced former star leading a rag tag group of "... See full summary »

Writer: David Webb Peoples | Director: David Webb Peoples | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Joan Chen, Delroy Lindo, Anna Katarina

30. One from the Heart (1982)

R | 107 min | Musical, Romance

6.5
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57 Metascore

Hank and Frannie don't seem to be able to live together anymore. After a five-year relationship, lustful and dreamy Fanny leaves down-to-earth Hank on the anniversary of their relationship.... See full summary »

Writers: Armyan Bernstein, Francis Ford Coppola | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Frederic Forrest, Teri Garr, Raul Julia, Nastassja Kinski

31. Invaders from Mars (1986)

PG | 100 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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In this remake of the classic 50s SF tale, a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the the minds of his parents, his least-liked schoolteacher and other ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Blake, Don Jakoby, Dan O'Bannon | Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Karen Black, Hunter Carson, Timothy Bottoms, Laraine Newman

32. At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)

R | 189 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Matthiessen, Jean-Claude Carrière, Hector Babenco | Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Tom Berenger, John Lithgow, Daryl Hannah, Aidan Quinn

33. Radioland Murders (1994)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with... See full summary »

Writers: George Lucas, Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz, Jeff Reno, Ron Osborn | Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Brian Benben, Mary Stuart Masterson, Ned Beatty, George Burns

34. Crooked Hearts (1991)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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How the discovery of a father's affair affects each member of his family.

Writers: Robert Boswell, Michael Bortman | Director: Michael Bortman | Stars: Peter Berg, Vincent D'Onofrio, Noah Wyle, Peter Coyote

35. Far North (1988)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

4.8
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After being severely injured in a runaway horse accident,the family patriarch Bertram ( Charles Durning) lies in a hospital bed plotting revenge against Mel... See full synopsis »

Writer: Sam Shepard | Director: Sam Shepard | Stars: Jessica Lange, Charles Durning, Tess Harper, Donald Moffat

36. Picture Bride (1994)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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The story of 16-year-old Riyo who journeys to Hawaii in 1918 to marry a man she has never met, except through photographs and letters they have exchanged. Hoping to escape a troubled past ... See full summary »

Writers: Kayo Hatta, Mari Hatta, Diane Mei Lin Mark | Director: Kayo Hatta | Stars: Yûki Kudô, Akira Takayama, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Tamlyn Tomita

37. Twice Upon a Time (1983)

PG | 75 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.4
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Two wannabe heroes and their friends must stop a madman from giving everyone nightmares.

Writers: Bill Couturié, Suella Kennedy, John Korty, Charles Swenson | Directors: John Korty, Charles Swenson | Stars: Lorenzo Music, Judith Kahan, Marshall Efron, James Cranna

38. A Time of Destiny (1988)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, War

4.8
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A modernized version of the story which inspired Verdi's opera, "La Forza del Destino".

Writers: Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas | Director: Gregory Nava | Stars: William Hurt, Timothy Hutton, Melissa Leo, Francisco Rabal

39. Regret to Inform (1998)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, War

7.2
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In this film made over ten years, filmmaker Barbara Sonneborn goes on a pilgrimage to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband was killed. She and translator (and fellow war widow) Xuan... See full summary »

Writer: Barbara Sonneborn | Director: Barbara Sonneborn | Stars: Xuan Ngoc Nguyen, Barbara Sonneborn

40. Tell Me a Riddle (1980)

PG | 90 min | Drama

6.6
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Touching story of elderly couple David and Eva who go on one last journey across the USA when they discover Eva is dying, ending up with their granddaughter Jeannie in San Francisco.

Writers: Joyce Eliason, Alev Lytle, Tillie Olsen | Director: Lee Grant | Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Lila Kedrova, Brooke Adams, Dolores Dorn

41. Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore (1998)

98 min | Drama

6.1
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Writer: Sarah Jacobson | Director: Sarah Jacobson | Stars: Lisa Gerstein, Chris Enright, Greg Cruikshank, Beth Allen

42. It's Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School (1996)

80 min | Documentary

7.9
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The groundbreaking film that addresses anti-gay prejudice by providing adults with practical lessons on how to talk with children about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people. Part of The Respect for All Project.

Writer: Debra Chasnoff | Directors: Debra Chasnoff, Helen Cohen | Star: Bob Smith

43. El diablo nunca duerme (1994)

87 min | Documentary, Mystery

6.9
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Writer: Lourdes Portillo | Director: Lourdes Portillo

44. First Person Plural (2000)

Documentary

7.6
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Writers: Deann Borshay, Vivien Hillgrove Gilliam | Director: Deann Borshay | Stars: Alveen Borshay, Arnold Borshay, Deann Borshay

45. A Little Crazy (1995)

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Writers: Deborah Koons, Ellen Osborne | Director: Deborah Koons | Stars: Shawn Michael Patrick, Susan Brecht, William Carter, George Castillo

46. The Waiting Room (1981)

Short

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Director: John Nutt

47. The Legacy: Murder & Media, Politics & Prisons (1999)

76 min | Crime, Documentary

7.5
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Writer: Michael J. Moore | Director: Michael J. Moore | Stars: John Patrick Amedori, Joe Klaas, Marc Klaas, Mike Reynolds