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1. Downsizing (2017)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi | Completed

A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern, Christoph Waltz

2. The Descendants (2011)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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84 Metascore

A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Nick Krause

Votes: 212,429 | Gross: $82.62M

3. Jurassic Park III (2001)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.9
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42 Metascore

A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Alan Grant to go to Isla Sorna (the second InGen dinosaur lab.), resulting in an unexpected landing...and unexpected new inhabitants on the island.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 236,608 | Gross: $181.17M

4. Hung (2009–2011)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach finds a way to benefit from his biggest asset.

Stars: Thomas Jane, Jane Adams, Charlie Saxton, Sianoa Smit-McPhee

Votes: 19,022

5. Election (1999)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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83 Metascore

A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections, particularly with an obsessive overachiever determined to become student body president.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell

Votes: 76,813 | Gross: $14.88M

6. All Good Things (2010)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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57 Metascore

Mr. David Marks was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Katie who disappeared in 1982, but the truth is eventually revealed.

Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella, Lily Rabe

Votes: 44,689 | Gross: $0.58M

7. Sideways (2004)

R | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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94 Metascore

Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

Votes: 157,063 | Gross: $71.50M

8. Nebraska (2013)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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86 Metascore

An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 96,947 | Gross: $17.61M

9. I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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37 Metascore

Two straight, single Brooklyn firefighters pretend to be a gay couple in order to receive domestic partner benefits.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel, Dan Aykroyd

Votes: 125,142 | Gross: $119.68M

10. About Schmidt (2002)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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85 Metascore

A man upon retirement embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates

Votes: 111,364 | Gross: $65.01M

11. I Heart Huckabees (2004)

R | 107 min | Comedy

6.7
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55 Metascore

A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Naomi Watts, Mark Wahlberg

Votes: 58,311 | Gross: $12.78M

12. Paris, je t'aime (2006)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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66 Metascore

Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened.

Directors: Olivier Assayas, Frédéric Auburtin, Emmanuel Benbihy, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Isabel Coixet, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuarón, Gérard Depardieu, Christopher Doyle, Richard LaGravenese, Vincenzo Natali, Alexander Payne, Bruno Podalydès, Walter Salles, Oliver Schmitz, Nobuhiro Suwa, Daniela Thomas, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Leonor Watling, Ludivine Sagnier, Fanny Ardant

Votes: 65,005 | Gross: $4.86M

13. The Visitor (I) (2007)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

7.7
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79 Metascore

A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass

Votes: 38,535 | Gross: $9.42M

14. Crash Pad (2017)

R | Drama | Completed

A hopeless romantic who thinks he's found true love with an older woman, only to learn that she's married and that his fling is merely an instrument of revenge against her neglectful husband.

Director: Kevin Tent | Stars: Nina Dobrev, Domhnall Gleeson, Christina Applegate, Thomas Haden Church

15. Cedar Rapids (2011)

R | 87 min | Comedy

6.3
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70 Metascore

Tim Lippe has no idea what he's in for when he's sent to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to represent his company at an annual insurance convention, where he soon finds himself under the "guidance" of three convention veterans.

Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Anne Heche, Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Votes: 33,468 | Gross: $6.86M

16. The Savages (2007)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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85 Metascore

A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.

Director: Tamara Jenkins | Stars: Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco, Peter Friedman

Votes: 33,005 | Gross: $6.61M

17. Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)

105 min | Drama

6.6
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68 Metascore

A jaded Japanese woman discovers a hidden copy of Fargo (1996) on VHS, believing it to be a treasure map indicating the location of a large case of money.

Director: David Zellner | Stars: Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube, Kanako Higashi, Ichi Kyokaku

Votes: 9,674 | Gross: $0.62M

18. The Colbert Report (2005–2015)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.6
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Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Paul Dinello

Votes: 33,317

19. Citizen Ruth (1996)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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64 Metascore

An irresponsible, drug-addicted, recently impregnated woman finds herself in the middle of an abortion debate when both parties attempt to sway her to their respective sides.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Laura Dern, Swoosie Kurtz, Mary Kay Place, Kurtwood Smith

Votes: 6,113 | Gross: $0.15M

20. King of California (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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63 Metascore

An unstable dad who after getting out of a mental institution tries to convince his daughter that there's Spanish gold buried somewhere under suburbia.

Director: Mike Cahill | Stars: Michael Douglas, Evan Rachel Wood, Willis Burks II, Laura Kachergus

Votes: 20,424 | Gross: $0.26M

21. Committed (I) (2000)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

5.2
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44 Metascore

A young woman goes in search of her midlife crisis suffering husband who left her.

Director: Lisa Krueger | Stars: Heather Graham, Casey Affleck, Luke Wilson, Goran Visnjic

Votes: 3,310 | Gross: $0.03M

22. The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)

R | 95 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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63 Metascore

Based on real life events, Assassination is set in 1974 and centers on a businessman who decides to take extreme measures to achieve his American dream.

Director: Niels Mueller | Stars: Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Don Cheadle, Jack Thompson

Votes: 23,795 | Gross: $0.70M

23. Gray Matters (I) (2006)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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31 Metascore

They finish each other's sentences, dance like Fred and Ginger, and share the same downtown loft--the perfect couple? Not exactly. Gray and Sam, are a sister and brother so compatible and inseparable that people actually assume they are dating. Mortified, they both agree they must branch out and start searching for love. He'll look for a guy for her and she'll look for a gal for him.

Director: Sue Kramer | Stars: Heather Graham, Tom Cavanagh, Bridget Moynahan, Molly Shannon

Votes: 6,218 | Gross: $0.06M

24. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.8
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 702

25. Inside Out (1991 Video)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.5
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Playboy does to softcore sex films what HBO's Tales from the Crypt did for horror. Contains the stories: "Brush Strokes"; "Shrink Rap"; "Doubletalk"; "The Leda"; "My Secret Moments"; "Life ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeffrey Reiner, Lizzie Borden, Adam Friedman, Linda Hassani, Alexander Payne, Tony Randel, Richard Shepard | Stars: Varda Appleton, Gavin Atkins, Terrence Atkins, Parley Baer

Votes: 120

26. The 86th Annual Academy Awards (2014 TV Special)

TV-14 | 214 min

7.9
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year's achievements in film.

Director: Hamish Hamilton | Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Anne Hathaway, Barkhad Abdi, Bradley Cooper

Votes: 3,471

27. Saidoweizu (2009)

124 min | Drama

6.1
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A middle-aged Japanese man travels to California to attend the wedding of his American-based friend. Prior to the big event, they take one last trip to Napa Valley, where they taste wine, dally with romance.

Director: Cellin Gluck | Stars: Rinko Kikuchi, Griffin Gluck, Anna Easteden, Morgan Snyder

Votes: 134

28. Humboldt County (2008)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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54 Metascore

A disillusioned medical student is stranded for a summer in a remote community of counterculture pot farmers, the last place in the world he imagined he would discover himself.

Directors: Darren Grodsky, Danny Jacobs | Stars: Jeremy Strong, Fairuza Balk, Peter Bogdanovich, Vicky Monroe

Votes: 2,248 | Gross: $0.08M

29. Trespassing Bergman (2013)

107 min | Documentary

7.3
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A group of filmmakers visit Ingmar Bergman's house on the remote Swedish island of Faro to discuss his legacy.

Directors: Jane Magnusson, Hynek Pallas | Stars: Tomas Alfredson, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Harriet Andersson

Votes: 455

30. Inside Out III (1992 Video)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.9
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Playboy does to softcore sex films what HBO's Tales from the Crypt did for horror. Contains the stories: "Dogs Playing Poker"; "The Branding"; "The Portal"; "The Perfect Woman"; "Within Ten... See full summary »

Directors: Nigel Dick, Alexander Payne, Paul Rachman, Bernard Rose, John Wentworth, David Bernath, Stuart Cave, Martin Donovan, Charles McDougall, Yuri Sivo | Stars: Deke Anderson, Linden Ashby, Collin Bernsen, Alison Brooks

Votes: 67

31. Imagine (2003– )

60 min | Documentary, History

6.7
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Wide ranging BBC arts programme.

Stars: Alan Yentob, Chuck Close, Richard Rogers, Martin Parr

Votes: 65

32. 71st Golden Globe Awards (2014 TV Special)

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 71 annual event honoring excellence in film and television.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jennifer Lawrence, Jacqueline Bisset

Votes: 795

33. The 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012 TV Special)

Comedy

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Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2011.

Directors: Don Mischer, Kabir Akhtar, Archie Gips, Christopher Guest, Henry Hobson, Troy Miller | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr., Emma Stone

Votes: 1,670

34. The Motel (2005)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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70 Metascore

Thirteen-year-old Ernest Chin lives and works at a sleazy hourly-rate motel on a strip of desolate suburban bi-way. Misunderstood by his family and blindly careening into puberty, Ernest ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kang | Stars: Jeffrey Chyau, Sung Kang, Jade Wu, Samantha Futerman

Votes: 1,248 | Gross: $0.05M

35. Días de cine (1991– )

60 min | News

6.7
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Antonio Gasset hosts this show in which recently released movies and DVDs are thoughtfully discussed, in a documentary-like way.

Stars: Antonio Gasset, Elena S. Sánchez, Gerardo Sánchez, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo

Votes: 171

36. The Birches (I)

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37. The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)

98 min | Documentary

7.8
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Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with innovative editing styles.

Director: Wendy Apple | Stars: Kathy Bates, Zach Staenberg, Jodie Foster, Michael Tronick

Votes: 2,103

38. The Passion of Martin (1991)

49 min | Comedy

6.4
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A lonely photographer gradually develops a rather unhealthy obsession with a young woman he once met by sheer chance.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Holgie Forrester, Charley Hayward, Lauren Tuerk, Lisa Zane

Votes: 136

39. The Judge's Will

Drama | Announced

A judge in Dehli makes preparations for the women in his life as he approaches death.

Director: Alexander Payne

40. Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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85 Metascore

A documentary on the Z Channel, one of the first pay cable stations in the US, and its programming chief, Jerry Harvey. Debuting in 1974, the LA-based channel's eclectic slate of movies ... See full summary »

Director: Xan Cassavetes | Stars: Robert Altman, Vera Carlisle Anderson, C.L. Batten, Jacqueline Bisset

Votes: 1,156

41. La Vida Norteña

Drama | Announced

A Latino Music Promoter befriends a small town Nebraskan Mayor to launch La Vida Nortena -- a one day celebration of Latino life in America's Heartland.

Director: Alexander Payne

42. The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005 TV Special)

Documentary

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Director: Chris Donovan | Stars: Natalie Portman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Hilary Swank, Alejandro Amenábar

Votes: 351

43. The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005 TV Special)

194 min | Music

6.1
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Films nominated for the annual awards include The Aviator (2004), Finding Neverland (2004), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Ray (2004) and Sideways (2004).

Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Roger Goodman | Stars: Chris Rock, Alan Alda, Jo Allen, Alejandro Amenábar

Votes: 1,043

44. Wanderlust (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, History

6.5
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A documentary on road movies and their effect on American culture.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Allison Anders, Jeanine Basinger, Robert Benton, Karen Black

Votes: 97

45. Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton (2007 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary

6.9
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From Japan to America, the LV sign dominates the fashion scene. And, one man alone designs the Louis Vuitton creations the exceptional Marc Jacobs.

Director: Loïc Prigent | Stars: Bernard Arnault, Marc Jacobs, Jade Jagger, Ludivine Sagnier

Votes: 194

46. Corked (2009)

90 min | Comedy

6.8
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"CORKED" ...is a hilarious tale told by documentary filmmakers of four distinctly different wineries and their intertwined fate in Northern California wine country. A prestigious celebrity ... See full summary »

Directors: Ross Clenenden, Paul Hawley | Stars: Ross Clenenden, Martina Finch, Brian A. Hoffman, Kimbell Jackson

Votes: 45

47. Once I Was: The Hal Ashby Story (2017)

Documentary | Post-production

Between 1970 and 1979, the films of Hal Ashby collected seven Academy Awards and 24 Academy Award nominations. He was a major player in the so called "New Hollywood" era of the '70s, and ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Scott | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Jane Fonda, Judd Apatow, John C. Reilly

48. The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012 TV Special)

7.2
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The annual Golden Globe Awards hosted by Ricky Gervais.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Sofía Vergara, Charlize Theron, Robert Downey Jr., Leonardo DiCaprio

Votes: 538

49. Run Fast (2014)

23 min | Short, Drama, Sport

9.3
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RUN FAST is the story Vivian, a young Kenyan runner who travels to Los Angeles to compete in her first American marathon. Her sponsor, Peter, is thrilled to identify true promise in his ... See full summary »

Director: Anna Musso | Stars: Yetide Badaki, Candice Cardenas, Tara Coppola, Robert Forster

Votes: 7

50. Cinema16: American Short Films (2006 Video)

209 min

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Stars: George Lucas, Alexander Payne

Votes: 122