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1. Chinatown (1974)

R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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86 Metascore

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption and murder.

Writer: Robert Towne | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

Votes: 214,075

2. The Graduate (1967)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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77 Metascore

A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.

Writers: Calder Willingham, Buck Henry, Charles Webb | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross, William Daniels

Votes: 209,759

3. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

PG | 137 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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91 Metascore

After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Writer: Steven Spielberg | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

Votes: 137,894

4. National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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60 Metascore

The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca, Randy Quaid

Votes: 70,279

5. Norma Rae (1979)

PG | 114 min | Drama

7.4
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A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved.

Writers: Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr. | Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle

Votes: 7,616

6. ...and justice for all. (1979)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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A lawyer is forced to defend a guilty judge, while defending other innocent clients, and trying to find punishment for the guilty and provide justice for the innocent.

Writers: Valerie Curtin, Barry Levinson | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Al Pacino, Jack Warden, John Forsythe, Lee Strasberg

Votes: 22,777

7. Clue (1985)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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36 Metascore

Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery.

Writers: John Landis, Jonathan Lynn | Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 56,977

8. The Bad News Bears (1976)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.3
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An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.

Writer: Bill Lancaster | Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Vic Morrow, Joyce Van Patten

Votes: 16,178

9. The Jerk (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

7.2
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An idiotic man struggles to make it through life on his own in St. Louis.

Writers: Steve Martin, Carl Gottlieb, Michael Elias | Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams, Mabel King

Votes: 42,410

10. Catch-22 (1970)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.2
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A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions.

Writers: Joseph Heller, Buck Henry | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel

Votes: 17,138

11. Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

R | 95 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma, former seedy nightclub dancer.

Writers: David Zelag Goodman, Raymond Chandler | Director: Dick Richards | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, John Ireland, Sylvia Miles

Votes: 4,175

12. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.0
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47 Metascore

When eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life.

Writers: Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens, Michael Varhol | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger

Votes: 41,175

13. Fletch (1985)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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Irwin M. "Fletch" Fletcher is a newspaper reporter being offered a large sum to off a cancerous millionaire, but is on the run, risking his job, and finding clues when it's clear the man is healthy.

Writers: Gregory McDonald, Andrew Bergman | Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Chevy Chase, Joe Don Baker, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Richard Libertini

Votes: 37,313

14. Zoot Suit (1981)

R | 103 min | Drama, Musical

6.8
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A kind of musical accompanying the story of the early 1940's and the effect that the "zoot suit" (a man's suit of long jacket and pegged pants, always worn with a long keychain that looped ... See full summary »

Writer: Luis Valdez | Director: Luis Valdez | Stars: Daniel Valdez, Edward James Olmos, Charles Aidman, Tyne Daly

Votes: 818

15. The Final Countdown (1980)

PG | 103 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A modern aircraft carrier is thrown back in time to 1941 near Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Writers: Thomas Hunter, Peter Powell, David Ambrose, Gerry Davis | Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross, James Farentino

Votes: 15,981

16. The Hallelujah Trail (1965)

Approved | 165 min | Comedy, Western

6.7
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A wagon train heads for Denver with a cargo of whisky for the miners. Chaos ensues as the Temperance League, the US cavalry, the miners and the local Indians all try to take control of the ... See full summary »

Writers: William Gulick, John Gay | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Lee Remick, Jim Hutton, Pamela Tiffin

Votes: 2,594

17. Mr. Mom (1983)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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After he's laid off, a husband switches roles with his wife. She returns to the workforce and he becomes a stay-at-home dad - a job he has no clue how to do.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: Stan Dragoti | Stars: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Fred Koehler, Taliesin Jaffe

Votes: 15,942

18. Cloak & Dagger (1984)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.5
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A young boy and his imaginary friend end up on the run while in possession of a top-secret spy gadget.

Writers: Tom Holland, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman, Michael Murphy, Christina Nigra

Votes: 5,185

19. The Last Tycoon (1976)

PG | 123 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.

Writers: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Harold Pinter | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, Jeanne Moreau

Votes: 6,136

20. What's the Matter with Helen? (1971)

GP | 101 min | Crime, Musical, Mystery

6.4
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Two middle-aged women move to Hollywood, California after their sons are convicted of a notorious murder and open a dance school for children eager to tap their way to stardom.

Writer: Henry Farrell | Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Shelley Winters, Dennis Weaver, Micheál MacLiammóir

Votes: 1,091

21. Detroit 9000 (1973)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Action

6.4
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After a fundraiser for a black politician is robbed, Detroit police put two detectives, one white and one black, on the case, who try to work together under boiling political pressure.

Writer: Orville H. Hampton | Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Alex Rocco, Hari Rhodes, Vonetta McGee, Herbert Jefferson Jr.

Votes: 766

22. FM (1978)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.2
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Q-SKY is the #1 radio station in Los Angeles mainly because of the music they play, and running the station the way they want to. It has led them to a ratings success. The interesting radio... See full summary »

Writer: Ezra Sacks | Director: John A. Alonzo | Stars: Michael Brandon, Eileen Brennan, Alex Karras, Cleavon Little

Votes: 634

23. Fletch Lives (1989)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime

6.0
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After receiving an inheritance in Louisiana, LA reporter Irvin Fletcher heads to the Belle Isle plantation where he gets himself into hilarious trouble.

Writers: Gregory McDonald, Leon Capetanos | Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Chevy Chase, Hal Holbrook, Julianne Phillips, R. Lee Ermey

Votes: 15,203

24. Crazy People (1990)

R | 90 min | Comedy

5.9
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A bitter ad executive who has reached his breaking point, finds himself in a mental institution where his career actually begins to thrive with the help of the hospital's patients.

Writer: Mitch Markowitz | Directors: Tony Bill, Barry L. Young | Stars: Dudley Moore, Daryl Hannah, Paul Reiser, J.T. Walsh

Votes: 3,378

25. Cleopatra Jones (1973)

PG | 89 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.8
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During the 1970s, U.S. Special Agent Cleopatra Jones proves to be an invaluable asset to the local police forces in the war on drugs.

Writers: Max Julien, Sheldon Keller | Director: Jack Starrett | Stars: Tamara Dobson, Bernie Casey, Brenda Sykes, Antonio Fargas

Votes: 1,782

26. The One and Only (1978)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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1951: Andy Schmidt is in his last year of college. Taking life easy and always a saucy joke on his lips, he manages to win fellow student Mary's heart, although she's already otherwise ... See full summary »

Writer: Steve Gordon | Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Henry Winkler, Kim Darby, Gene Saks, William Daniels

Votes: 518

27. Violets Are Blue... (1986)

PG-13 | 88 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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Young love may endure in your heart and one day re-ignite, but reality may soon dowse the flames.

Writer: Naomi Foner | Director: Jack Fisk | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Kevin Kline, Bonnie Bedelia, John Kellogg

Votes: 531

28. Corky (1972)

PG | 88 min | Drama

5.6
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A country boy wants to make it big as a stockcar racer.

Writer: Eugene Price | Director: Leonard Horn | Stars: Robert Blake, Charlotte Rampling, Patrick O'Neal, Christopher Connelly

Votes: 101

29. The Steagle (1971)

R | 87 min | Comedy

5.6
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In the midst of the Cuban missile crisis, a mild-mannered professor decides to live out all of his daydreams, travelling across the country and adopting a different persona in each city.

Writers: Irvin Faust, Paul Sylbert | Director: Paul Sylbert | Stars: Richard Benjamin, Chill Wills, Cloris Leachman, Jean Allison

Votes: 55

30. The Butcher's Wife (1991)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.3
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A clairvoyant thinks she's met her husband to be because she's seen him in her dreams. They marry quickly, and return to the husband's ("the butcher"), home in the city. She has a big ... See full summary »

Writers: Ezra Litwak, Marjorie Schwartz | Director: Terry Hughes | Stars: Demi Moore, Jeff Daniels, George Dzundza, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 5,439

31. Cyborg 2087 (1966)

86 min | Sci-Fi

5.2
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Earth's civilization of the future sends a cyborg back to the 1960s to change the future.

Writer: Arthur C. Pierce | Director: Franklin Adreon | Stars: Michael Rennie, Karen Steele, Wendell Corey, Warren Stevens

Votes: 239

32. Critical Condition (1987)

R | 100 min | Comedy

5.1
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Con man Kevin Lennihan framed in a jewel smuggling tries for an insanity plea and is sent to a hospital for review where he is confused for another doctor and takes over the hospital when a major storm hits.

Writers: Denis Hamill, John Hamill, Alan Swyer, David Isaacs, Ken Levine | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Richard Pryor, Rachel Ticotin, Rubén Blades, Maria Cardinale

Votes: 2,129

33. Xanadu (1980)

PG | 96 min | Fantasy, Musical, Romance

5.0
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35 Metascore

The story of a girl who makes dreams come true.

Writers: Richard Christian Danus, Marc Reid Rubel | Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck, James Sloyan

Votes: 9,254

34. Partners (1982)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

5.0
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A straight police detective is unnerved when ordered to go undercover with a gay police clerk, as a couple, to solve a series of murders in the gay community.

Writer: Francis Veber | Director: James Burrows | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, John Hurt, Kenneth McMillan, Robyn Douglass

Votes: 846

35. Once Is Not Enough (1975)

R | 121 min | Drama, Romance

4.6
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A young woman goes home to New York after a long stay in Europe. Her former schoolmate introduces her to the decadence of New York and she ultimately falls in love with an older man who's a stand-in for her father, before tragedy strikes.

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Jacqueline Susann | Director: Guy Green | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Alexis Smith, David Janssen, George Hamilton

Votes: 454

36. Hot to Trot (1988)

PG | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy

4.3
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Fred P. Chaney receives as inheritance after the death of his mother a speaking horse that also has good knowledge about the stock-market. With the help of this horse Fred gains a lot at ... See full summary »

Writers: Stephen Neigher, Hugo Gilbert, Charlie Peters | Director: Michael Dinner | Stars: Bobcat Goldthwait, Dabney Coleman, John Candy, Virginia Madsen

Votes: 2,551

37. Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (1981)

PG | 92 min | Comedy

4.0
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Flash used to be a talented baseball player, but he took to drinking and now he sells stolen watches in the streets. One day he meets Chu Chu, who, before falling into alcoholism like him, ... See full summary »

Writers: Barbara Dana, Henry Barrow | Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Alan Arkin, Carol Burnett, Jack Warden, Danny Aiello

Votes: 222

38. Sextette (1978)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

3.2
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Marlo Manners is enjoying her honeymoon with Sir Michael Barrington, husband number 6. As luck would have it, an international conference is taking place in the same hotel and the Russian ... See full summary »

Writers: Herbert Baker, Mae West | Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Mae West, Timothy Dalton, Dom DeLuise, Tony Curtis

Votes: 955