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1. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | 165 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

8.6
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78 Metascore

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight must return to defend Gotham City against the enigmatic jewel thief Catwoman and the ruthless mercenary Bane as the city teeters on the brink of complete annihilation.

Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, Bob Kane | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

2. Angels in America (2003 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 352 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.3
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Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals.

Stars: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker

3. The Sixth Sense (1999)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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64 Metascore

A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

Writer: M. Night Shyamalan | Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams

4. True Romance (1993)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.0
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57 Metascore

Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.

Writer: Quentin Tarantino | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer

5. The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of the Dark Knight Trilogy (2013 Video)

77 min | Documentary

7.8
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Stars: Eion Bailey, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Nathan Crowley

6. Primal Fear (1996)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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47 Metascore

An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep.

Writers: William Diehl, Steve Shagan, Ann Biderman | Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Edward Norton, John Mahoney

7. Million Dollar Arm (2014)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.5
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56 Metascore

A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball.

Writer: Thomas McCarthy | Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Alan Arkin, Suraj Sharma

8. Christmas Vacation (1989)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

7.5
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The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki

9. Tender Mercies (1983)

PG | 92 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together.

Writer: Horton Foote | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Wilford Brimley

10. Body Heat (1981)

R | 113 min | Thriller

7.4
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78 Metascore

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.

Writer: Lawrence Kasdan | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson

11. A Soldier's Story (1984)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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An African American officer investigates a murder in a racially charged situation in World War II.

Writer: Charles Fuller | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Adolph Caesar, Art Evans, David Alan Grier

12. A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)

R | 119 min | Drama

7.2
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48 Metascore

A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.

Writers: Ronald Everett Capps, Shainee Gabel | Director: Shainee Gabel | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, John Travolta, Gabriel Macht, Deborah Kara Unger

13. Invincible (2006)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.1
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63 Metascore

Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1976.

Writer: Brad Gann | Director: Ericson Core | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks, Kevin Conway

14. Near Dark (1987)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.1
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A young man reluctantly joins a travelling "family" of evil vampires, when the girl he'd tried to seduce is part of that group.

Writers: Kathryn Bigelow, Eric Red | Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton

15. Deja Vu (2006)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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59 Metascore

An A.T.F. agent travels back in time to save a woman from being murdered, falling in love with her in the process.

Writers: Bill Marsilii, Terry Rossio | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Jim Caviezel, Val Kilmer

16. The Color of Money (1986)

R | 119 min | Drama, Sport

7.0
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Fast Eddie Felson teaches a cocky but immensely talented protégé the ropes of pool hustling, which in turn inspires him to make an unlikely comeback.

Writers: Walter Tevis, Richard Price | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Helen Shaver

17. Crossroads (1986)

R | 99 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

7.0
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Ralph Macchio is Lightning Boy. A kid who can make a slide guitar sing. Blind Dog is an old pro who knows it. Together, they're headed to a place where deals are made. And legends are born.

Writer: John Fusco | Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca, Jami Gertz, Joe Morton

18. Grumpy Old Men (1993)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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53 Metascore

A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood, only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street.

Writer: Mark Steven Johnson | Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith

19. The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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Lieutenant Drebin discovers that his ex-girlfriend's new beau is involved in a plot to kidnap a scientist who advocates solar energy.

Writers: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Pat Proft | Director: David Zucker | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson

20. Pure Country (1992)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.8
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Dusty Chandler (Strait) is a super star in the country music world, but his shows have the style of a '70s rock concert. One day he takes a walk - out of his overdone concerts to find his ... See full summary »

Writer: Rex McGee | Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: George Strait, Lesley Ann Warren, Isabel Glasser, Kyle Chandler

21. Tuck Everlasting (2002)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance, Family

6.7
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66 Metascore

A young woman meets and falls in love with a young man who is part of a family of immortals.

Writers: Natalie Babbitt, Jeffrey Lieber, James V. Hart | Director: Jay Russell | Stars: Alexis Bledel, Jonathan Jackson, Sissy Spacek, William Hurt

22. Independence Day (1983)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Mary Ann Taylor loves the comforts of her hometown in Mercury, Texas. She has a steady job as a waitress in her father's diner, yet she can't help but feel unfulfilled by a life of pouring ... See full summary »

Writer: Alice Hoffman | Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Kathleen Quinlan, David Keith, Frances Sternhagen, Cliff De Young

23. The Replacements (2000)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Sport

6.5
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30 Metascore

During a pro football strike, the owners hire substitute players.

Writer: Vince McKewin | Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Brooke Langton, Orlando Jones

24. Ladder 49 (2004)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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47 Metascore

Under the watchful eye of his mentor Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. Jack has reached a crossroads,... See full summary »

Writer: Lewis Colick | Director: Jay Russell | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, John Travolta, Jacinda Barrett, Robert Patrick

25. Grumpier Old Men (1995)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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46 Metascore

Things don't seem to change much in Wabasha County: Max and John are still fighting after 35 years, Grandpa still drinks, smokes, and chases women , and nobody's been able to catch the ... See full summary »

Writer: Mark Steven Johnson | Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, Ann-Margret, Sophia Loren

26. Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)

PG-13 | 83 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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Frank Drebin comes out of retirement to help Police Squad infiltrate a gang of terrorists planning to detonate a bomb at the Academy Awards.

Writers: Pat Proft, David Zucker, Robert LoCash, Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker | Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson

27. Just Cause (1995)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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A Harvard professor is lured back into the courtroom after 25 years to take the case of a young black man condemned to death for the horrific murder of a child.

Writers: John Katzenbach, Jeb Stuart, Peter Stone | Director: Arne Glimcher | Stars: Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Capshaw, Blair Underwood

28. Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)

PG | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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The archetypical renegade Texas Ranger wages war against a drug kingpin with automatic weapons, his wits and martial arts after a gun battle leaves his partner dead. All of this inevitably ... See full summary »

Writers: B.J. Nelson, H. Kaye Dyal | Director: Steve Carver | Stars: Chuck Norris, David Carradine, Barbara Carrera, Leon Isaac Kennedy

29. Betrayed (1988)

R | 127 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.3
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An FBI agent posing as a combine driver becomes romantically involved with a Midwest farmer who lives a double life as a white supremacist.

Writer: Joe Eszterhas | Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Debra Winger, Tom Berenger, John Heard, Betsy Blair

30. The Game Plan (2007)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

6.2
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44 Metascore

An NFL quarterback living the bachelor lifestyle discovers that he has a 8-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

Writers: Nichole Millard, Kathryn Price, Audrey Wells | Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Pettis, Roselyn Sanchez

31. Mad Dog and Glory (1993)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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71 Metascore

After his life is saved by a lonely cop, a mobster who moonlights as a stand-up comedian provides the cop with a beautiful young companion.

Writer: Richard Price | Director: John McNaughton | Stars: Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Bill Murray, David Caruso

32. Kid (1990)

R | 91 min | Action, Thriller

6.2
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I young man (the 'Kid') returns to the small town where his parents were murdered when he was a boy. He's there for revenge. Locals Kate and Louie befriend him, much to the annoyance of ... See full summary »

Writer: Leslie Bohem | Director: John Mark Robinson | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Sarah Trigger, Brian Austin Green, R. Lee Ermey

33. Urban Cowboy (1980)

PG | 132 min | Drama, Western

6.1
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John Travolta stars as a young man from the country who learns about life and love in a Houston bar.

Writers: Aaron Latham, James Bridges | Director: James Bridges | Stars: John Travolta, Debra Winger, Scott Glenn, Madolyn Smith Osborne

34. Johnny Handsome (1989)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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Johnny Handsome is a deformed gangster who plans a successful robbery with a friend of his, Mikey Chalmette, and another couple (Sunny Boid and Rafe Garrett). During the heist, Johnny and ... See full summary »

Writers: John Godey, Ken Friedman | Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Ellen Barkin, Elizabeth McGovern, Morgan Freeman

35. Sylvester (1985)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Family

6.1
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Charlie is a 16-year-old orphan struggling to raise her two younger brothers when she endeavors to train a wild horse she names Sylvester and turn him into an Olympic jumping champion.

Writer: Carol Sobieski | Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Melissa Gilbert, Michael Schoeffling, Constance Towers

36. Convicts (1991)

93 min | Drama

6.0
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In 1902 Texas, 13-year-old Horace goes to work on old Soll's farm to earn enough money to buy a headstone for his father's grave. Unfortunately for Horace, Soll's senility, ill health, and ... See full summary »

Writer: Horton Foote | Director: Peter Masterson | Stars: Robert Duvall, Lukas Haas, James Earl Jones, Starletta DuPois

37. Not Easily Broken (2009)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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43 Metascore

A car accident and shifting affections test the bond between a married couple.

Writers: Brian Bird, T.D. Jakes | Director: Bill Duke | Stars: Morris Chestnut, Taraji P. Henson, Maeve Quinlan, Kevin Hart

38. Curse of the Starving Class (1994)

R | 102 min | Drama

6.0
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Sam Shepard's coming of age drama about a dirt-poor 1950's-era farm family. Dad's a foul talking drunk and Mom is desperately trying to save what's left of their family life.

Writers: Bruce Beresford, Sam Shepard | Director: J. Michael McClary | Stars: James Woods, Kathy Bates, Randy Quaid, Henry Thomas

39. The Double (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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37 Metascore

A retired CIA operative is paired with a young FBI agent to unravel the mystery of a senator's murder, with all signs pointing to a Soviet assassin.

Writers: Michael Brandt, Derek Haas | Director: Michael Brandt | Stars: Richard Gere, Topher Grace, Martin Sheen, Tamer Hassan

40. Vegas Vacation (1997)

PG | 93 min | Comedy

5.9
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20 Metascore

In the fourth outing for the vacation franchise, the Griswolds have to survive Vegas fever when they go to Las Vegas for a fun family vacation.

Writers: Elisa Bell, Bob Ducsay | Director: Stephen Kessler | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Ethan Embry

41. Soldier (I) (1998)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.9
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A soldier is dumped on a waste disposal planet and lives among a community of crash survivors on the planet and takes it upon himself to defend his new home when genetic engineered soldiers are ordered to eliminate the crash survivors.

Writer: David Webb Peoples | Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Kurt Russell, Jason Scott Lee, Jason Isaacs, Connie Nielsen

42. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

5.9
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After a freak accident, an invisible yuppie runs for his life from a treacherous CIA official while trying to cope with his new life.

Writers: H.F. Saint, Robert Collector, Dana Olsen, William Goldman | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah, Sam Neill, Michael McKean

43. In Country (1989)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Samantha Hughes, a teenaged Kentucky girl, never knew her father, who died in Vietnam before her birth. Samantha lives with her uncle Emmett, who also served in Vietnam. Emmett hangs around... See full summary »

Writers: Bobbie Ann Mason, Frank Pierson, Cynthia Cidre | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Emily Lloyd, Bruce Willis, Joan Allen, Kevin Anderson

44. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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41 Metascore

Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

Writers: Brian Gunn, Mark Gunn, Richard Outten, Jules Verne | Director: Brad Peyton | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Luis Guzmán

45. Annapolis (2006)

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

5.8
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37 Metascore

Set against the backdrop of boxing at the Naval Academy, centers on a young man from the wrong side of the tracks whose dream of attending Annapolis becomes a reality.

Writer: David Collard | Director: Justin Lin | Stars: James Franco, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Donnie Wahlberg

46. Wildcats (1986)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Sport

5.8
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Molly is a high school track coach who knows just as much about football as anyone else on the planet. When the football coach's position becomes vacant, she applies for the job, despite ... See full summary »

Writer: Ezra Sacks | Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Swoosie Kurtz, Robyn Lively, Brandy Gold

47. Harry & Son (1984)

PG | 120 min | Drama

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Harry Keach has been widowed for two years and works as a demolition crane operator on a demolition crew.

Writers: Ronald Buck, Paul Newman, Raymond DeCapite | Director: Paul Newman | Stars: Paul Newman, Robby Benson, Ellen Barkin, Wilford Brimley

48. Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.7
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52 Metascore

A Las Vegas cabbie enlists the help of a UFO expert to protect two siblings with paranormal powers from the clutches of an organization that wants to use the kids for their nefarious plans.

Writers: Matt Lopez, Mark Bomback, Alexander Key | Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig

49. The Evening Star (1996)

PG-13 | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

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Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together, but has one grandson in jail, a rebellious ... See full summary »

Writers: Larry McMurtry, Robert Harling | Director: Robert Harling | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Bill Paxton, Juliette Lewis, Miranda Richardson

50. End of the Line (1987)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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When the closure of a railway is announced, employees commandeer a locomotive to get to corporate headquarters and confront the president.

Writers: Jay Russell, John Wohlbruck | Director: Jay Russell | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Bob Balaban, Barbara Barrie, Michael Beach