Great movies we forget about

by karen_kirch | created - 16 Feb 2011 | updated - 16 Feb 2011 | Public

Great movies that I think we forget are out there.

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1. One False Move (1992)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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87 Metascore

A small town police chief awaits the arrival of a gang of killers.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Cynda Williams, Michael Beach

Votes: 8,226 | Gross: $1.54M

2. 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: 38,999 | Gross: $9.42M

3. Elegy (I) (2008)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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66 Metascore

Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.

Director: Isabel Coixet | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Penélope Cruz, Patricia Clarkson, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 20,407 | Gross: $3.58M

4. Things Behind the Sun (2001)

R | 120 min | Drama, Music

7.2
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A young music journalist's dark memories are awakened when he goes to interview a female rock singer, and both are forced to confront troubling secrets from their pasts.

Director: Allison Anders | Stars: Kim Dickens, Gabriel Mann, Aria Alpert Adjani, Ruben Anders

Votes: 1,221

5. Priest (1994)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A homosexual Catholic priest finds out during confessional that a young girl is being sexually abused by her father, and has to decide how to deal with both that secret and his own.

Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Linus Roache, Tom Wilkinson, Robert Carlyle, Cathy Tyson

Votes: 8,752 | Gross: $4.18M

6. The Handmaid's Tale (1990)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.0
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In a dystopicly polluted right wing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth McGovern

Votes: 6,502 | Gross: $4.96M

7. Eve's Bayou (1997)

R | 109 min | Drama

7.3
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78 Metascore

After a daughter witnesses her father having an affair, she begins a chain reaction that could tear her family apart.

Director: Kasi Lemmons | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Meagan Good, Lynn Whitfield

Votes: 7,425 | Gross: $14.82M

8. Ripley's Game (2002)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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A dying family man in need of money is being persuaded to assassinate a European crime boss.

Director: Liliana Cavani | Stars: John Malkovich, Dougray Scott, Lena Headey, Ray Winstone

Votes: 15,590

9. The Dead Girl (2006)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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65 Metascore

The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.

Director: Karen Moncrieff | Stars: Toni Collette, Brittany Murphy, Marcia Gay Harden, Piper Laurie

Votes: 13,141 | Gross: $0.02M

10. Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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72 Metascore

A woman searching for the perfect man instead discovers the perfect woman.

Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld | Stars: Jennifer Westfeldt, Heather Juergensen, Tovah Feldshuh, Esther Wurmfeld

Votes: 14,724 | Gross: $7.02M

11. Last Chance Harvey (2008)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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57 Metascore

In London for his daughter's wedding, a rumpled man finds his romantic spirits lifted by a new woman in his life.

Director: Joel Hopkins | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Kathy Baker, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 18,915 | Gross: $14.88M

12. The Woodsman (2004)

R | 87 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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72 Metascore

A child molester returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.

Director: Nicole Kassell | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Yasiin Bey, David Alan Grier

Votes: 29,179 | Gross: $0.04M

13. The Greatest (2009)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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45 Metascore

A drama that is centered around a troubled teenage girl, and a family that is trying to get over the loss of their son.

Director: Shana Feste | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Pierce Brosnan, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 7,956 | Gross: $0.12M

14. Murderous Maids (2000)

94 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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78 Metascore

Based on the true story of two chambermaids (the Papin sisters) of 1930s France who murdered their employer and her daughter.

Director: Jean-Pierre Denis | Stars: Sylvie Testud, Julie-Marie Parmentier, Isabelle Renauld, Dominique Labourier

Votes: 1,087 | Gross: $0.23M

15. At Close Range (1986)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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67 Metascore

In 1978 Pennsylvania, an absentee father is reacquainted with his estranged teenage sons who become intrigued with his romanticized life of crime.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Sean Penn, Christopher Walken, Mary Stuart Masterson, Chris Penn

Votes: 11,826 | Gross: $2.35M

16. Blood and Wine (1996)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine, Stephen Dorff, Jennifer Lopez

Votes: 8,259 | Gross: $1.08M

17. Dead Ringers (1988)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.3
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86 Metascore

Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon

Votes: 32,820 | Gross: $9.13M

18. High Tide (1987)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

7.3
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Story about a backup singer for an Elvis impersonator who re-enters her past when she leaves a tour in a small town and finds her daughter in a mobile home park.

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Judy Davis, Jan Adele, Claudia Karvan, Frankie J. Holden

Votes: 658 | Gross: $0.14M

19. If These Walls Could Talk (1996 TV Movie)

R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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The movie examines the abortion issue through three stories set in different eras: 1952, 1974 and 1996.

Directors: Cher, Nancy Savoca | Stars: Demi Moore, Shirley Knight, Catherine Keener, Jason London

Votes: 3,474

20. Bully (2001)

R | 108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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45 Metascore

A pack of naïve teenagers conspire to murder a mutual friend, whose aggressive demeanor has proved too much.

Director: Larry Clark | Stars: Brad Renfro, Nick Stahl, Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner

Votes: 31,083 | Gross: $1.54M

21. Thirteen (2003)

R | 100 min | Drama

6.8
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70 Metascore

A thirteen-year-old girl's relationship with her mother is put to the test as she discovers drugs, sex, and petty crime in the company of her cool but troubled best friend.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter, Nikki Reed, Vanessa Hudgens

Votes: 72,966 | Gross: $4.60M

22. Mean Creek (2004)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

When a teen is bullied, his brother and friends lure the bully into the woods to seek revenge.

Director: Jacob Estes | Stars: Rory Culkin, Ryan Kelley, Scott Mechlowicz, Trevor Morgan

Votes: 28,108 | Gross: $0.60M

23. A Price Above Rubies (1998)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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About a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of the woman wanting something more out of her life

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Christopher Eccleston, Julianna Margulies, Allen Payne

Votes: 2,421 | Gross: $1.08M

24. Shallow Grave (1994)

R | 89 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
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67 Metascore

Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Kerry Fox, Christopher Eccleston, Ewan McGregor, Ken Stott

Votes: 49,834 | Gross: $2.88M

25. The Affair (1995 TV Movie)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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A love story, set amongst the beginnings of the integration of Negro soldiers from America to England during World War II. A tragic tale of war, love, desire and injustice.

Director: Paul Seed | Stars: Courtney B. Vance, Kerry Fox, Leland Gantt, Ned Beatty

Votes: 357

26. The United States of Leland (2003)

R | 108 min | Drama

7.1
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37 Metascore

A young man's experience in a juvenile detention center that touches on the tumultuous changes that befall his family and the community in which he lives.

Director: Matthew Ryan Hoge | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Don Cheadle, Kevin Spacey, Chris Klein

Votes: 21,111 | Gross: $0.34M

27. The Crossing Guard (1995)

R | 111 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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46 Metascore

Freddy Gale is a seedy jeweller who has sworn to kill the drunk driver who killed his little girl.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Jack Nicholson, David Morse, Anjelica Huston, Robin Wright

Votes: 11,408 | Gross: $0.83M

28. Joe the King (1999)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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64 Metascore

A disadvantaged, abused, neglected, exploited but basically decent kid slips into criminality while trying to cope with his harsh, inescapable reality.

Director: Frank Whaley | Stars: Noah Fleiss, Karen Young, Camryn Manheim, Austin Pendleton

Votes: 2,422 | Gross: $0.06M

29. Kill Me Again (1989)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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A young detective becomes involved with a beautiful woman on the run from the mob and her psychopath boyfriend.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Pat Mulligan, Nick Dimitri

Votes: 3,671 | Gross: $0.28M

30. The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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57 Metascore

A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a successful writer.

Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Andy Garcia, Mick Jagger, Julianna Margulies, Olivia Williams

Votes: 3,836 | Gross: $1.43M

31. American Heart (1992)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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An ex-convict is tracked down by his estranged teenage son, and the pair try to build a relationship and life together in Seattle.

Director: Martin Bell | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Edward Furlong, John Boylan, Greg Sevigny

Votes: 2,683 | Gross: $0.38M