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1. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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60 Metascore

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite of what the principal thinks of that.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: John Hughes | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones

2. Uncle Buck (1989)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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51 Metascore

Bachelor and all round slob, Buck, babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: John Hughes | Stars: John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann

3. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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72 Metascore

A recently-widowed man's son calls a radio talk show in an attempt to find his father a partner.

Writers: Jeff Arch, Nora Ephron, David S. Ward | Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger, Rita Wilson

4. Sixteen Candles (1984)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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57 Metascore

A young girl's "sweet sixteenth" birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: John Hughes | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling

5. Groundhog Day (1993)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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72 Metascore

A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again.

Writers: Danny Rubin, Harold Ramis | Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky

6. The Untouchables (1987)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.0
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79 Metascore

Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.

Writers: Oscar Fraley, Eliot Ness, David Mamet | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Charles Martin Smith

7. Weird Science (1985)

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

6.6
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46 Metascore

Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: John Hughes | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

8. Child's Play (1988)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

6.5
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A single mother gives her son a beloved doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed with the soul of a serial killer.

Writers: Don Mancini, John Lafia, Tom Holland | Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif

9. While You Were Sleeping (1995)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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67 Metascore

Ticket collecting romantic pretends to be engaged to an unconscious man but can't fool his brother

Writers: Daniel G. Sullivan, Fredric LeBow | Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, Peter Boyle

10. Risky Business (1983)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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75 Metascore

A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand.

Writer: Paul Brickman | Director: Paul Brickman | Stars: Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano, Richard Masur

11. 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

12. Curly Sue (1991)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.6
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A homeless man and his young companion who survive by conning people meet a woman who may need them even more than they need her.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: John Hughes | Stars: James Belushi, Kelly Lynch, Alisan Porter, John Getz

13. The Jackal (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.3
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36 Metascore

An imprisoned IRA sniper is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.

Writers: Kenneth Ross, Chuck Pfarrer | Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier, Diane Venora

14. Class (1983)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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Jonathan, a naive country boy, gets a scholarship to a classy prep school, where he rooms with suave, rich and handsome Skip. Skip decides it is his duty to see that Jonathan loses his ... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Kouf, David Greenwalt | Director: Lewis John Carlino | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Cliff Robertson

15. U.S. Marshals (1998)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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47 Metascore

US Marshal Samuel Gerard (Jones) and his team of Marshals are assigned to track down Sheridan (Snipes), a murderer and robber.

Writers: Roy Huggins, John Pogue | Director: Stuart Baird | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes, Robert Downey Jr., Joe Pantoliano

16. Red Heat (1988)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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61 Metascore

A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.

Writers: Walter Hill, Harry Kleiner, Troy Kennedy-Martin | Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Belushi, Peter Boyle, Ed O'Ross

17. Midnight Run (1988)

R | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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78 Metascore

An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia after jumping bail.

Writer: George Gallo | Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton

18. Raw Deal (1986)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.4
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A former FBI agent turned small town sheriff agrees to help the FBI chief infiltrate the Chicago mafia when the FBI chief's son is killed by the Chicago Mafia.

Writers: Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Donati, Gary DeVore, Norman Wexler | Director: John Irvin | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kathryn Harrold, Sam Wanamaker, Paul Shenar

19. Above the Law (1988)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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In Japan, the Sicilian martial arts expert Nicolo "Nico" Toscani is recruited by the CIA Special Agent Nelson Fox to join the Special Operations Forces in the border of the Vietnam and ... See full summary »

Writers: Andrew Davis, Steven Seagal, Steven Pressfield, Ronald Shusett | Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Steven Seagal, Pam Grier, Henry Silva, Ron Dean

20. She's Having a Baby (1988)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want ... See full summary »

Writer: John Hughes | Director: John Hughes | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Baldwin, James Ray

21. Running Scared (1986)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer that nearly killed them in the past.

Writers: Gary DeVore, Jimmy Huston | Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Gregory Hines, Billy Crystal, Steven Bauer, Darlanne Fluegel

22. Vice Versa (1988)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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During an argument, a divorced executive and his 11 year old son casually touch a magical Tibetan skull, releasing a mysterious power that transfers the father's mind to the body of the son and vice versa. Their problems have just begun.

Writers: F. Anstey, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Brian Gilbert | Stars: Judge Reinhold, Fred Savage, Corinne Bohrer, Swoosie Kurtz

23. Bad Boys (1983)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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Chicago crime kid Mick O'Brien is sent to reform school after accidentally killing Paco Moreno's kid brother.

Writer: Richard Di Lello | Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Sean Penn, Reni Santoni, Jim Moody, Eric Gurry

24. Poltergeist III (1988)

PG | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

4.4
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Carol Anne is staying with her aunt in a highrise building, and the supernatural forces that have haunted her previously follow her there.

Writers: Gary Sherman, Brian Taggert | Director: Gary Sherman | Stars: Heather O'Rourke, Tom Skerritt, Nancy Allen, Zelda Rubinstein

25. Next of Kin (1989)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.6
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Truman, a Chicago cop, sets out to find the killer of his brother. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.

Writer: Michael Jenning | Director: John Irvin | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Liam Neeson, Adam Baldwin, Helen Hunt

26. Nothing in Common (1986)

PG | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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62 Metascore

A successful ad man (Hanks) must juggle his ever-demanding career while his parents' marriage breaks up.

Writers: Rick Podell, Michael Preminger | Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Tom Hanks, Jackie Gleason, Eva Marie Saint, Hector Elizondo

27. The Package (1989)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Experienced Green Beret sergeant Johnny Gallagher is escorting a prisoner, Airborne Ranger Thomas Boyette, back to the US, but Boyette escapes and Gallagher must risk life and limb to catch him.

Writer: John Bishop | Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Gene Hackman, Tommy Lee Jones, Joanna Cassidy, John Heard

28. Light of Day (1987)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Music

5.3
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The siblings Patty and Joe live in an industrial suburb. While Patty's ambition is their rock band "The Barbusters" only, Joe also cares for the family and the upbringing of Patty's young ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Schrader | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Gena Rowlands, Joan Jett, Michael McKean

29. A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father ... See full summary »

Writer: William Richert | Director: William Richert | Stars: River Phoenix, Ann Magnuson, Meredith Salenger, Ione Skye

30. Men Don't Leave (1990)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama

6.7
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A mother of two sons finds life considerably difficult on her own after the death of her beloved husband. Due to debt she must move them to Baltimore, and deal with the hardships and all ... See full summary »

Writers: Barbara Benedek, Paul Brickman, Moshé Mizrahi | Director: Paul Brickman | Stars: Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Arliss Howard, Joan Cusack

31. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Stars: Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson, Elizabeth Franz

32. The Big Town (1987)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.9
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It is 1957. J.C. Cullen is a young man from a small town, with a talent for winning at craps, who leaves for the big city to work as a professional gambler. While there, he breaks the bank ... See full summary »

Writers: Clark Howard, Robert Roy Pool | Directors: Ben Bolt, Harold Becker | Stars: Matt Dillon, Diane Lane, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Dern

33. I Love Trouble (1994)

PG | 123 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

5.2
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Peter Brackett and Sabrina Peterson are two competing Chicago newspaper reporters who join forces to unravel the mystery behind a train derailment.

Writers: Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer | Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Nick Nolte, Julia Roberts, Saul Rubinek, James Rebhorn

34. 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

35. Code of Silence (1985)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.

Writers: Michael Butler, Dennis Shryack, Mike Gray | Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Chuck Norris, Henry Silva, Bert Remsen, Mike Genovese

36. Music Box (1989)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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A lawyer defends her father accused of war crimes, but there is more to the case than she suspects.

Writer: Joe Eszterhas | Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Jessica Lange, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Frederic Forrest, Donald Moffat

37. V.I. Warshawski (1991)

R | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.7
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A female PI babysitting for a boyfriend gets stuck with his daughter and the case of her murdered father.

Writers: Sara Paretsky, Edward Taylor, David Aaron Cohen, Nick Thiel | Director: Jeff Kanew | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Jay O. Sanders, Charles Durning, Angela Goethals

38. Opportunity Knocks (1990)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy

6.0
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Eddie and Lou are a couple of two-bit con men on the lam from a loan shark. They hide out in someone's house and they hear on the answering machine that (A) the owner of the house is out of... See full summary »

Writers: Mitchel Katlin, Nat Bernstein | Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Dana Carvey, Robert Loggia, Todd Graff, Julia Campbell

39. Big Shots (1987)

PG-13 | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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Following the death of his father, suburbanite Obie runs away from home and winds up on Chicago's South Side. After being mugged, he befriends con artist Scam. The two then embark on a Down... See full summary »

Writer: Joe Eszterhas | Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Ricky Busker, Darius McCrary, Robert Joy, Robert Prosky

40. Touch and Go (1986)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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An ice hockey star is accosted by a youth gang who attempt to rob him; after he chases them off he catches the youngest member and gives him a ride home, where he meets the boy's mother. A ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Ormsby, Bob Sand, Harry Colomby | Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Michael Keaton, Maria Conchita Alonso, Ajay Naidu, John Reilly

41. Let's Get Harry (1986)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure

5.0
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When Harry Burck (Harmon), an American engineer on loan to Colombia, is taken hostage and held for ransom, his brother Corey (Schoeffling) and friend Jack (Busey) are among a group of men, ... See full summary »

Writers: Mark Feldberg, Samuel Fuller, Charles Robert Carner | Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Michael Schoeffling, Thomas F. Wilson, Fidel Abrego, Jere Burns

42. The Dollmaker (1984 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama

7.7
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Jane Fonda gives an Emmy-winning performance as Gertie Nevels, a pioneer woman and the mother of five from the Kentucky hills who is forced to uproot her children to follow her husband ... See full summary »

Writers: Harriet Arnow, Susan Cooper, Hume Cronyn | Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Mike Bacarella, Etel Billig, Phyllis Boyens, Nikki Creswell

43. Rent-a-Cop (1987)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.2
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When call-girl Della gets caught in the middle of a drug bust at a hotel where she was meeting a trick, she is held hostage by a robber that busted in on the drug agents and the drug ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Blodgett, Dennis Shryack | Director: Jerry London | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Liza Minnelli, James Remar, Richard Masur

44. Skokie (1981 TV Movie)

125 min | Drama

7.1
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A dramatization of the controversial trial concerning the right for Neo-Nazis to march in the predominately Jewish community of Skokie.

Writer: Ernest Kinoy | Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Danny Kaye, John Rubinstein, Carl Reiner, Kim Hunter

45. The Toughest Man in the World (1984 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

4.9
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Mr. T's first starring made-for-TV movie role has him playing a tough and scowling, but softhearted, nightclub bouncer who finds himself involved with a bunch of kids after being conned into taking over a youth center.

Writers: Jimmy Sangster, Richard A. Guttman, Vincent Bono | Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Mr. T, Dennis Dugan, John P. Navin Jr., Peggy Pope

46. Four Friends (1981)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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This story of four working-class kids in a small industrial town--who go their separate ways after high school in the innocence of 1961 and come together again at the end of the turbulent ... See full summary »

Writer: Steve Tesich | Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Craig Wasson, Jodi Thelen, Michael Huddleston, Jim Metzler

47. Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy (1982 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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Based on the autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy who spent 54 months in prison following the Watergate scandal.

Writers: Frank Abatemarco, G. Gordon Liddy | Director: Robert Lieberman | Stars: Robert Conrad, Katherine Cannon, Gary Bayer, Peter Ratray

48. Goodnight Sweet Wife: A Murder in Boston (1990 TV Movie)

120 min | Crime, Thriller

6.7
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Fact-based story about a Boston furrier and his pregnant wife who was shot in their car on October 23, 1989. The wife and child subsequently died. The husband then told that his attacker ... See full summary »

Writer: Daniel Freudenberger | Director: Jerrold Freedman | Stars: Ken Olin, Margaret Colin, Annabella Price, James Handy

49. The Naked Face (1984)

R | 103 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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Chicago psychiatrist Judd Stevens (Roger Moore) is suspected of murdering one of his patients when the man turns up stabbed to death in the middle of the city. After repeated attempts to ... See full summary »

Writers: Bryan Forbes, Sidney Sheldon | Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Roger Moore, Rod Steiger, Elliott Gould, Art Carney

50. Pointman (1995– )

Action

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Connie Harper is living the good life as the owner of Spanish Pete's, a beach resort. Occasionally his services as bodyguard are called upon by people who have nowhere else to turn.

Creators: Maurice Hurley, Joel Surnow | Stars: Jack Scalia, Ren Trella, Sandra Thigpen, Jaime Cardriche