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1. Scarface (1983)

R | 170 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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65 Metascore

In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.

Writer: Oliver Stone | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Votes: 531,352

2. Big (1988)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.3
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73 Metascore

When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body.

Writers: Gary Ross, Anne Spielberg | Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard

Votes: 152,129

3. Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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36 Metascore

Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh pursue an arms dealer who is a former LAPD officer.

Writers: Jeffrey Boam, Robert Mark Kamen, Shane Black | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo

Votes: 126,915

4. Days of Thunder (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sport

5.9
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60 Metascore

A young hot-shot stock car driver gets his chance to compete at the top level.

Writers: Robert Towne, Tom Cruise | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid

Votes: 59,952

5. Overboard (1987)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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A cruel but beautiful heiress screws over a hired carpenter, who later is the first one to find her when she gets amnesia. Looking for a little revenge he convinces her that she's his wife.

Writer: Leslie Dixon | Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 36,385

6. Sophie's Choice (1982)

R | 150 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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68 Metascore

After spending time with his new neighbors, an aspiring writer realizes they are harboring deep secrets that will forever change him.

Writers: William Styron, Alan J. Pakula | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol, Rita Karin

Votes: 28,938

7. Doc Hollywood (1991)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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A young doctor causes a traffic accident in a small town and is sentenced to work for some days at the town hospital.

Writers: Neil B. Shulman, Laurian Leggett, Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman, Daniel Pyne | Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Julie Warner, Barnard Hughes, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 25,904

8. Singles (1992)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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A group of twenty-something friends, most of whom live in the same apartment complex, search for love and success in grunge-era Seattle.

Writer: Cameron Crowe | Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, Sheila Kelley

Votes: 22,372

9. Hard to Kill (1990)

R | 96 min | Action, Drama, Crime

5.7
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Mason Storm, a 'do it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he ... See full summary »

Writer: Steven McKay | Director: Bruce Malmuth | Stars: Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock, William Sadler, Frederick Coffin

Votes: 21,545

10. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.7
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68 Metascore

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

Writers: John Godey, Peter Stone | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 19,594

11. All That Jazz (1979)

R | 123 min | Drama, Music, Musical

7.8
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Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer.

Writers: Robert Alan Aurthur, Bob Fosse | Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, Ann Reinking

Votes: 19,028

12. Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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A bored suburban housewife, seeking adventure to her life, accidentally gets hit on the head, wakes up with amnesia, and is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan.

Writer: Leora Barish | Director: Susan Seidelman | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, Aidan Quinn, Mark Blum

Votes: 16,225

13. Reds (1981)

PG | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.

Writers: Warren Beatty, Trevor Griffiths | Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann, Jerzy Kosinski

Votes: 16,121

14. Pacific Heights (1990)

R | 102 min | Thriller

6.4
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A couple works hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately one of their tenants has plans of his own.

Writer: Daniel Pyne | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine, Michael Keaton, Mako

Votes: 14,088

15. Body Snatchers (1993)

R | 87 min | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller

5.9
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A teenage girl and her father discover alien clones are replacing humans on a remote U.S. military base in Alabama.

Writers: Jack Finney, Raymond Cistheri, Larry Cohen, Stuart Gordon, Dennis Paoli, Nicholas St. John | Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Gabrielle Anwar, Meg Tilly, Terry Kinney, Reilly Murphy

Votes: 13,331

16. The Accidental Tourist (1988)

PG | 121 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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53 Metascore

An emotionally distant writer of travel guides must carry on with his life after his son is killed and his marriage crumbles.

Writers: Anne Tyler, Frank Galati, Lawrence Kasdan | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Geena Davis, Amy Wright

Votes: 12,236

17. I Love You to Death (1990)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime

6.4
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45 Metascore

Joey owns a pizza parlor, and is married to Rosalee, and is a major womanizer. Rosalee goes to extremes when she finds he has been cheating.

Writer: John Kostmayer | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Kevin Kline, Tracey Ullman, William Hurt, Joan Plowright

Votes: 10,977

18. Radio Flyer (1992)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

6.9
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A father recounts a dark period of his childhood when he and his little brother lived in the suburbs.

Writer: David M. Evans | Directors: Richard Donner, David M. Evans | Stars: Lorraine Bracco, John Heard, Adam Baldwin, Elijah Wood

Votes: 10,365

19. Places in the Heart (1984)

PG | 111 min | Drama

7.3
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In the Deep South in the 1930s, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.

Writer: Robert Benton | Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan

Votes: 7,617

20. 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

Votes: 7,132

21. Punchline (1988)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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Steven Gold is a stand-up comedian who is flat broke and has recently dropped out of medical school. He and several others work regularly at the Gas Station, a New York comedy club. The ... See full summary »

Writer: David Seltzer | Director: David Seltzer | Stars: Sally Field, Tom Hanks, John Goodman, Mark Rydell

Votes: 6,497

22. Easy Money (1983)

R | 95 min | Comedy

6.3
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To inherit his mother-in-law's colossal fortune, a hard living, gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before it gets the best of him.

Writers: Rodney Dangerfield, Michael Endler, P.J. O'Rourke, Dennis Blair | Director: James Signorelli | Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Candice Azzara

Votes: 5,728

23. The Morning After (1986)

R | 103 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

6.0
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A woman wakes up next to a murdered man. Did she do it herself, and if not, is she in danger herself?

Writer: James Cresson | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges, Raul Julia, Diane Salinger

Votes: 4,580

24. Two If by Sea (1996)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

5.2
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Frank O'Brien, a petty thief, and his 7-year-long girlfriend Roz want to put an end to their unsteady lifestyle and just do that _last_ job, which involves stealing a valuable painting. ... See full summary »

Writers: Denis Leary, Mike Armstrong, Ann Lembeck | Director: Bill Bennett | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Denis Leary, Stephen Dillane, Yaphet Kotto

Votes: 4,506

25. Tapeheads (1988)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Music

5.8
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A couple of creative losers accidently become big shots in the video music industry.

Writers: Bill Fishman, Peter McCarthy, Jim Herzfeld, Ryan Rowe | Director: Bill Fishman | Stars: John Cusack, Tim Robbins, Mary Crosby, Clu Gulager

Votes: 3,209

26. One Good Cop (1991)

R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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An NYPD Detective (Michael Keaton) and his struggle for justice, while taking care of his late partner's three little girls after he is killed in the line of duty.

Writer: Heywood Gould | Director: Heywood Gould | Stars: Michael Keaton, Rene Russo, Anthony LaPaglia, Kevin Conway

Votes: 3,005

27. Dangerous Game (1993)

R | 108 min | Drama

5.7
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A New York film director, working on his latest movie in Los Angeles, begins to reflect the actions in his movie and real life, especially when he begins an affair with the lead actress.

Writer: Nicholas St. John | Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Madonna, James Russo, Nancy Ferrara

Votes: 2,774

28. Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy

6.9
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Eugene, a young teenage Jewish boy, recalls his memoirs of his time as an adolescent youth. He lives with his parents, his aunt, two cousins, and his brother, Stanley, whom he looks up to ... See full summary »

Writer: Neil Simon | Director: Gene Saks | Stars: Blythe Danner, Jonathan Silverman, Stacey Glick, Lisa Waltz

Votes: 2,575

29. Unhook the Stars (1996)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Character study about Mildred, an elderly woman who has spent her life caring for others. When her daughter finally leaves home, she finds that, for the first time in her life, she has ... See full summary »

Writers: Helen Caldwell, Nick Cassavetes | Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Marisa Tomei, Gérard Depardieu, Jake Lloyd

Votes: 1,804

30. Harry & Son (1984)

PG | 120 min | Drama

5.8
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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

Votes: 1,516

31. Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Natalie Becker, a beautiful A-student, is staying home alone Together and apart, the three 15-year-olds learn much about life, maturity, and love.

Writers: Jane Bernstein, Linda Feferman | Director: Linda Feferman | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Byron Thames, Maddie Corman, Alan Boyce

Votes: 1,014

32. Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (1989)

R | 95 min | Comedy

6.2
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The widow's houseboy and the divorcee's chauffeur bet on which will bed the other's employer first.

Writers: Paul Bartel, Bruce Wagner | Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Ray Sharkey, Mary Woronov, Robert Beltran

Votes: 827

33. A Gathering of Old Men (1987 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Drama

6.6
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A regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer is shot in self defense. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Fuller, Ernest J. Gaines | Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Richard Widmark, Holly Hunter, Joe Seneca

Votes: 528

34. Alambrista! (1977)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Drama

7.4
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After the birth of his first child, Roberto, a young Mexican man slips across the border into the United States. Seeking work to support his family back home, he finds that working hard is not enough.

Writer: Robert M. Young | Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: Domingo Ambriz, Trinidad Silva, Linda Gillen, Ned Beatty

Votes: 403

35. Rich Kids (1979)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Two 12 year olds, the products of Upper West Side broken homes, struggle to make sense of their parents lives and their own adolescent feelings

Writer: Judith Ross | Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: Trini Alvarado, Jeremy Levy, Kathryn Walker, John Lithgow

Votes: 368

36. Misunderstood (1984)

PG | 91 min | Drama

6.1
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Busy and often absent father must take care of his two boys after his wife dies. They all live in Tunisia because of their father's job. The older boy is handling the difficult changes much better than the younger one.

Writers: Barra Grant, Florence Montgomery | Director: Jerry Schatzberg | Stars: Gene Hackman, Henry Thomas, Rip Torn, Huckleberry Fox

Votes: 333

37. The 24 Hour Woman (1999)

R | 93 min | Comedy

5.8
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Grace tries to be the perfect mother and TV producer but finds trouble in juggling both.

Writers: Nancy Savoca, Richard Guay | Director: Nancy Savoca | Stars: Rosie Perez, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Patti LuPone, Karen Duffy

Votes: 311

38. Judicial Consent (1994)

R | 100 min | Thriller

5.8
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Judge Gwen Warwick becomes involved in the murder trial she has been assigned. Her marriage is on the rocks and the murder victim is an old friend, who rumour has it, had an affair with her.

Writer: William Bindley | Director: William Bindley | Stars: Bonnie Bedelia, Billy Wirth, Will Patton, Lisa Blount

Votes: 266

39. When Nature Calls (1985)

R | 85 min | Comedy

5.2
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When construction worker Greg becomes fed-up with his foreman and the "city life", he takes his wife and kids on a wilderness adventure.

Writers: Charles Kaufman, Straw Weisman | Director: Charles Kaufman | Stars: David Orange, Barbara Marineau, Nicky Beim, Tina Marie Staiano

Votes: 213

40. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 118

41. Going Undercover (1985)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Thriller

4.2
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Forever bungling private investigator Henry Brilliant (Chris Lemmon) has been hired by Maxine de la Hunt (Jean Simmons) to protect her step-daughter Marigold (Lea Thompson) during her trip ... See full summary »

Writer: James Kenelm Clarke | Director: James Kenelm Clarke | Stars: Chris Lemmon, Jean Simmons, Lea Thompson, Viveca Lindfors

Votes: 110

42. The Killers Within (1995)

92 min | Drama

4.0
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A man must track down the reasons behind his brother's mysterious death, and uncovers a secret neo-Nazi group headed by a powerful congressman.

Writer: Paul Leder | Director: Paul Leder | Stars: Anna Berger, Robert Carradine, Kim Chase, Ronny Coleman

Votes: 46

43. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Noon Wine (1985)

81 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.5
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On a hot day in Texas in the the 1890s, a stranger shows up at the small dairy farm of Royal and Ellie Thompson. He asks for work and is hired. He's a taciturn, English-speaking Swede from ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Fields, Katherine Anne Porter | Director: Michael Fields | Stars: Fred Ward, Stellan Skarsgård, Pat Hingle, Jon Cryer

Votes: 44

44. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Concealed Enemies, Part I: Suspicion (1984)

219 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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A dramatized account of the actual events that led to the 1950 conviction of former U.S. State Department official Alger Hiss of perjury before a federal grand jury and his resulting ... See full summary »

Writer: Hugh Whitemore | Director: Jeff Bleckner | Stars: Gerry Bamman, John Harkins, Edward Herrmann, Maria Tucci

Votes: 31