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1. Independence Day (1996)

PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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59 Metascore

The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy. Fighting superior technology, Man's best weapon is the will to survive.

Writers: Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich | Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell

Votes: 357,677

2. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure

7.4
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83 Metascore

Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius.

Writers: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Michael Chabon, Alvin Sargent | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, James Franco

Votes: 315,692

3. Zoolander (2001)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy

6.6
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61 Metascore

At the end of his career, a clueless fashion model is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Writers: Drake Sather, Ben Stiller, John Hamburg | Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor, Will Ferrell

Votes: 159,067

4. Anger Management (2003)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy

6.2
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52 Metascore

Sandler plays a businessman who is wrongly sentenced to an anger-management program, where he meets an aggressive instructor.

Writer: David Dorfman | Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, Marisa Tomei, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 151,094

5. P.S. I Love You (2007)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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39 Metascore

A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.

Writers: Richard LaGravenese, Steven Rogers, Cecelia Ahern | Director: Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Harry Connick Jr., Lisa Kudrow

Votes: 137,123

6. Revolutionary Road (2008)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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69 Metascore

A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children.

Writers: Justin Haythe, Richard Yates | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Christopher Fitzgerald, Jonathan Roumie

Votes: 133,143

7. 13 Going on 30 (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.1
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57 Metascore

A 13 year old girl plays a game on her 13th birthday and wakes up the next day as a 30 year old woman.

Writers: Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa | Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis

Votes: 95,873

8. Across the Universe (2007)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

7.5
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56 Metascore

The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Julie Taymor | Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs

Votes: 83,476

9. Something's Gotta Give (2003)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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66 Metascore

A swinger on the cusp of being a senior citizen with a taste for young women falls in love with an accomplished woman closer to his age.

Writer: Nancy Meyers | Director: Nancy Meyers | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves, Amanda Peet

Votes: 80,231

10. The Interpreter (2005)

PG-13 | 128 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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62 Metascore

Political intrigue and deception unfold inside the United Nations, where a U.S. Secret Service agent is assigned to investigate an interpreter who overhears an assassination plot.

Writers: Martin Stellman, Brian Ward, Charles Randolph, Scott Frank, Steven Zaillian | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, Jesper Christensen

Votes: 79,972

11. We Own the Night (2007)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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59 Metascore

A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hit men.

Writer: James Gray | Director: James Gray | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Danny Hoch

Votes: 66,819

12. The Siege (1998)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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53 Metascore

The secret US abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York that lead to the declaration of martial law.

Writers: Lawrence Wright, Menno Meyjes, Edward Zwick | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis, Annette Bening, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 51,256

13. That Awkward Moment (2014)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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36 Metascore

Three best friends find themselves where we've all been - at that confusing moment in every dating relationship when you have to decide "So...where is this going?"

Writer: Tom Gormican | Director: Tom Gormican | Stars: Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Imogen Poots

Votes: 47,681

14. Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)

PG-13 | 84 min | Comedy

6.1
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An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. A "Lethal Weapon" style cop team tries to find and stop the fiends before they can dope the ... See full summary »

Writers: Don Holley, Tori Tellem, Gene Quintano | Director: Gene Quintano | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Samuel L. Jackson, Jon Lovitz, Tim Curry

Votes: 34,146

15. Down by Law (1986)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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The story of three different men in a Louisiana prison and their eventual journey.

Writer: Jim Jarmusch | Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi

Votes: 31,085

16. Mystery Train (1989)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Three stories are connected by a Memphis hotel and the spirit of Elvis Presley.

Writer: Jim Jarmusch | Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Yûki Kudô, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Cinqué Lee

Votes: 15,640

17. The Emperor's Club (2002)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama

6.9
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49 Metascore

An idealistic prep school teacher attempts to redeem an incorrigible student.

Writers: Ethan Canin, Neil Tolkin | Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch, Joel Gretsch, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 12,955

18. Surviving the Game (1994)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.1
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A homeless man is hired as a survival guide for a group of wealthy businessmen on a hunting trip in the mountains, unaware that they are killers who hunt humans for sport, and that he is their new prey.

Writer: Eric Bernt | Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Ice-T, Charles S. Dutton, Gary Busey

Votes: 7,446

19. Project Runway (2004– )

60 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV | Active

7.4
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Heidi Klum hosts a reality series where aspiring fashion designers compete for a chance to break into the industry. Each week, a designer is eliminated from the competition after exhibiting their work in front of a judges' panel.

Stars: Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors

Votes: 7,188

20. Noel (2004)

PG | 96 min | Drama

6.3
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29 Metascore

Five New Yorkers come together on Christmas Eve, seeking a miracle.

Writer: David Hubbard | Director: Chazz Palminteri | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Penélope Cruz, Paul Walker, Alan Arkin

Votes: 5,901

21. It Runs in the Family (2003)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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44 Metascore

This is the story of a dysfunctional New York family, and their attempts to reconcile.

Writer: Jesse Wigutow | Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Bernadette Peters, Rory Culkin

Votes: 3,727

22. Sugar Hill (1993)

R | 123 min | Thriller, Drama

5.8
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Hardened, uncomprimising drug dealer Roemello Skuggs decides to quit his scumbag profession so he may start a new life with his girlfriend. However, he soon learns getting out is nowhere ... See full summary »

Writer: Barry Michael Cooper | Director: Leon Ichaso | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Michael Wright, Khandi Alexander, DeVaughn Nixon

Votes: 2,734

23. Loverboy (2005)

R | 84 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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45 Metascore

A neglected daughter becomes a possessive mother in an emotional journey into the heart and mind of a woman who loved too much.

Writers: Hannah Shakespeare, Victoria Redel | Director: Kevin Bacon | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, Dominic Scott Kay, Campbell Scott, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 2,534

24. 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: 2,517

25. The Naked Brothers Band (2007– )

Comedy, Family, Musical

3.0
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The lives of a tween rock band led by real-life singer-songwriting/musician brothers Nat and Alex Wolff.

Creator: Polly Draper | Stars: Nat Wolff, Alex Wolff, Allie DiMeco, Thomas Batuello

Votes: 2,487

26. Tart (2001)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

4.7
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After her only friend is expelled from their private school in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Cat Storm wants to get close to a boy she is attracted to and recreate herself with new ... See full summary »

Writer: Christina Wayne | Director: Christina Wayne | Stars: Dominique Swain, Brad Renfro, Bijou Phillips, Mischa Barton

Votes: 2,281

27. Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996 TV Movie)

R | 139 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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This film follows Norma Jean from her simple, ambitious youth to her superstar pinnacle and back down. She moves from lover to lover in order to further her career. She finds fame but never happiness, only knowing seduction but not love.

Writers: Anthony Summers, Jill Isaacs | Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino, Josh Charles, Ron Rifkin

Votes: 2,123

28. Project: ALF (1996 TV Movie)

95 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family

5.5
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Captured by the Alien Task Force, ALF was rescued by two officers who found out that the project shall be canceled - and also ALF.

Writers: Tom Patchett, Paul Fusco | Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Miguel Ferrer, William O'Leary, Jensen Daggett, Scott Michael Campbell

Votes: 1,542

29. DNA (1997 Video)

R | 105 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

3.1
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An evil scientist's DNA experiment on the bones of a mysterious jungle creature brings the carnivorous beast to life.

Writer: Nick Davis | Director: William Mesa | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Jürgen Prochnow, Robin McKee, Tom Taus

Votes: 1,442

30. Mi vida loca (1993)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named ... See full summary »

Writer: Allison Anders | Director: Allison Anders | Stars: Angel Aviles, Seidy Lopez, Jacob Vargas, Devine

Votes: 1,327

31. Carried Away (1996)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Joseph Svenden is a middle-aged schoolteacher who lives on a farm with his dying mother. In his simple life there are no excitements, even in long-time relationship with a widow. However, ... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Harrison, Ed Jones | Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Amy Irving, Amy Locane, Julie Harris

Votes: 1,240

32. Identity Crisis (1989)

R | 90 min | Comedy

1.7
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A rapper finds himself possessed by the soul of a dead fashion designer; frequently switching personalities.

Writer: Mario Van Peebles | Director: Melvin Van Peebles | Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Glenn Athaide, Rick Aviles, Richard Bassett

Votes: 1,018

33. Cuisine américaine (1998)

92 min | Comedy

6.2
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Writer: Jean-Yves Pitoun | Director: Jean-Yves Pitoun | Stars: Jason Lee, Eddy Mitchell, Irène Jacob, Isabelle Petit-Jacques

Votes: 747

34. Canterbury's Law (2008– )

Drama

6.4
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A television series centered on Elizabeth Canterbury, a tough-minded defense attorney who isn't afraid to push boundaries in order to protect innocent clients.

Creator: Dave Erickson | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Ben Shenkman, Keith Robinson, Trieste Kelly Dunn

Votes: 513

35. Anna (1987)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama

6.5
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Anna is a middle-aged actress looking for work in New York City, with the help of her sometime lover, Daniel. She used to be a Czech film star married to the director Tonda, who is now ... See full summary »

Writers: Yurek Bogayevicz, Agnieszka Holland | Director: Yurek Bogayevicz | Stars: Sally Kirkland, Paulina Porizkova, Robert Fields, Gibby Brand

Votes: 492

36. Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (1997)

145 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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Ayn Rand was born in 1905 in St. Petersberg, Russia. She escaped to America in 1926 amidst the rise of Soviet Communism. She remained in the United States for the rest of her life, where ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Paxton | Director: Michael Paxton | Stars: Sharon Gless, Michael S. Berliner, Harry Binswanger, Sylvia Bokor

Votes: 415

37. Captivated the Trials of Pamela Smart (2014)

Documentary

6.6
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A small-town murder in New England became one of the highest-profile cases of the twentieth century. As the first fully televised court case, the Pamela Smart trial rattled the ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremiah Zagar | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Nicole Kidman, Helen Hunt, Matt Dillon

Votes: 233

38. Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones (1990)

PG-13 | 115 min | Documentary, Music

5.3
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A unique look at the legendary musician, arranger, composer and producer offers a collage of memories, sounds and intimate interviews with musical greats in a rousing showcase.

Writer: Ellen Weissbrod | Director: Ellen Weissbrod | Stars: Clarence Avant, George Benson, Richard Brooks, Tevin Campbell

Votes: 139

39. Leslie Nielsen's Bad Golf Made Easier (1993 Video)

45 min | Comedy

6.0
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Leslie Nielsen teaches frustrated rookie golfer Billy how to bend the rules of golf to his advantage.

Writer: Henry Beard | Director: Rick Friedberg | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Sonny Bono, Steve Carlson, Donald Craig

Votes: 122

40. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Stars: Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson, Elizabeth Franz

Votes: 104

41. Dangerous Minds (1996–1997)

60 min | Drama

7.0
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Stars: Annie Potts, María Costa, Kamau Holloway, Jeff Cahill

Votes: 86

42. American Blue Note (1989)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7
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Jack, Nat, Jerry, Lee and Tommy play jazz in small clubs, but only one of them will reach success.

Writers: Gilbert Girion, Ralph Toporoff | Director: Ralph Toporoff | Stars: Peter MacNicol, Carl Capotorto, Tim Guinee, Bill Christopher-Myers

Votes: 79

43. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Life Under Water (1989)

56 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Young man, who can't get along with the rest of the world, especially his mother, decides to try to take his life in his own hands.

Writer: Richard Greenberg | Director: Jay Holman | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Haviland Morris, Keanu Reeves, Joanna Gleason

Votes: 78

44. Paper Hearts (1993)

R | 88 min | Drama, Romance, Western

5.4
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Henry deserted his wife (Jenny) and daughters (Samantha and Kat) over a year ago leaving them with debts that jeopardize retaining the old family home. Henry returns during the weekend of ... See full summary »

Writer: Rod McCall | Director: Rod McCall | Stars: James Brolin, Sally Kirkland, Pamela Gidley, Laura Johnson

Votes: 74

45. Billions for Boris (1984)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy

6.1
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Writers: Sandy Russell Gartin, Tim Kazurinsky, Mary Rodgers | Director: Alexander Grasshoff | Stars: Scott Schutzman Tiler, Mary Tanner Bailey, Seth Green, Tim Kazurinsky

Votes: 61

46. Shanghai 1920 (1991)

137 min | Drama

6.1
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Billy Fong, a Chinese boy working the Shanghai docks, becomes friends with Dawson Cole, the spoiled son of an American shipping tycoon. As adults, the friends become business partners. ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Laughlin, Timothy R. Long | Director: Po-Chih Leong | Stars: John Lone, Adrian Pasdar, Fennie Yuen, Eric Michael Zee

Votes: 58

47. Love or Money (1990)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

4.5
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Two young owners of a firm are about to make an important contract with a big company which will help them save their firm from the ruin. But they get scrupels when they have to deceide ... See full summary »

Writers: Bart Davis, Eilhys England, Michael Zausner | Director: Todd Hallowell | Stars: Tim Daly, Michael Garin, Haviland Morris, Kevin McCarthy

Votes: 42

48. Thank You and Good Night (1991)

83 min | Documentary

7.9
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Documentary on family issues of elders, aging, and death.

Writer: Jan Oxenberg | Director: Jan Oxenberg | Stars: Mae Joffe, Helen Oxenberg, James Biberi

Votes: 38

49. Blessing (1994)

94 min | Drama

6.2
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Blessing is an emotionally charged drama about a young woman's struggle to reconcile family expectations with personal dreams.

Writer: Paul Zehrer | Director: Paul Zehrer | Stars: Tom Carey, Carlin Glynn, Guy Griffis, Melora Griffis

Votes: 35

50. Project Runway (2004– )
Episode: Fashion Week (2005)

Game-Show, Reality-TV

6.7
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Stars: Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Michael Kors, Nina Garcia

Votes: 25