My drama / crime collection

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1. The Fifth Day of Peace (1970)

GP | 103 min | Drama, War

6.3
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At the end of WW II, German deserters are tried for desertion by fellow POWs inside a prisoner of war camp for Nazis.

Director: Giuliano Montaldo | Stars: Bud Spencer, Franco Nero, Richard Johnson, Larry Aubrey

Votes: 283

2. March or Die (1977)

PG | 107 min | Drama, War, Adventure

6.4
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During the 1920s, French Foreign Legion Major William Foster's unit is protecting an archaeological dig, but the discovery of an Arab sacred burial site prompts the angry Arab tribes to attack Foster's small garrison.

Director: Dick Richards | Stars: Gene Hackman, Terence Hill, Catherine Deneuve, Max von Sydow

Votes: 2,457 | Gross: $1.00M

3. The Elephant Man (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

Votes: 182,124

4. The Cotton Club (1984)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.5
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68 Metascore

The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people that visited the club, those that ran it, and is peppered with the Jazz music that made it so famous.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Lonette McKee

Votes: 13,835 | Gross: $25.93M

5. Down by Law (1986)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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75 Metascore

Two innocent people are arrested. An interesting third person, with broken English, joins them in their cell. On his idea, they decide to escape from the prison. Their journey is the rest of the movie.

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

Votes: 40,200 | Gross: $1.44M

6. Ironweed (1987)

R | 143 min | Drama

6.8
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An alcoholic drifter spends Halloween in his home town of Albany, New York after returning there for the first time in decades.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Carroll Baker, Michael O'Keefe

Votes: 7,022 | Gross: $7.39M

7. Hamlet (1990)

PG | 135 min | Drama

6.8
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53 Metascore

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Alan Bates, Paul Scofield

Votes: 19,032 | Gross: $20.71M

8. Zandalee (1991)

R | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

4.4
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Bored with her marriage to burnt out poet turned corporate executive Thierry, Zandalee falls prey to an old friend of her husband, the manipulative and egotistical Johhny and becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Pillsbury | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Erika Anderson, Judge Reinhold, Joe Pantoliano

Votes: 2,971

9. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama

7.8
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73 Metascore

After his father's death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother, which is suddenly challenged when love walks into his life.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 186,110 | Gross: $9.17M

10. The Basketball Diaries (1995)

R | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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46 Metascore

A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction.

Director: Scott Kalvert | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Marilyn Sokol, James Madio

Votes: 88,049 | Gross: $2.42M

11. Higher Learning (1995)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
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54 Metascore

People from all different walks of life, encounter racial tension, rape, responsibility, and the meaning of an education on a university campus.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Omar Epps, Kristy Swanson, Michael Rapaport, Jennifer Connelly

Votes: 15,802 | Gross: $38.29M

12. Below Utopia (1997)

R | 88 min | Drama, Thriller

5.0
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Daniel returns to his family's mansion for the holidays along with his girlfriend Susanne. His family's seemingly-utopian existence is overshadowed by not only the death of Daniel's brother... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Voss | Stars: Alyssa Milano, Justin Theroux, Ice-T, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister

Votes: 947

13. Once in the Life (2000)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama

5.3
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52 Metascore

Once in the life (of drug dealing and organized crime), can anyone get out? During a brief jail stay, two half-brothers, who have rarely seen each other while growing up, connect. One of ... See full summary »

Director: Laurence Fishburne | Stars: Eamonn Walker, Laurence Fishburne, Gregory Hines, Michael Paul Chan

Votes: 620 | Gross: $0.05M

14. The Straight Story (1999)

G | 112 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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86 Metascore

An old man makes a long journey by lawnmower to mend his relationship with an ill brother.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz, Joseph A. Carpenter

Votes: 69,892 | Gross: $6.20M

15. Rosszfiúk (2000)

100 min | Drama

4.8
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About the rise of a oligarch surrounded by his criminal contacts.

Director: Tamás Sas | Stars: Viktor Bodó, Zoltán Rajkai, András Stohl, Zoltán Reketye

Votes: 200

16. The Piano Teacher (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama

7.5
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79 Metascore

A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel, Susanne Lothar

Votes: 44,673 | Gross: $1.90M

17. The Pianist (2002)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.5
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85 Metascore

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Votes: 573,023 | Gross: $32.57M

18. Levity (2003)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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45 Metascore

The film philosophical approach at redemption. The protagonist Manual Jordan has gotten parole from a life sentence for the murder of Abner Easley, and returns to the city he lived in to ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Solomon | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Morgan Freeman, Kirsten Dunst, Holly Hunter

Votes: 5,926 | Gross: $0.21M

19. 3-Iron (2004)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.1
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72 Metascore

A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents' lives for a few days.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Seung-yeon Lee, Hee Jae, Hyuk-ho Kwon, Jeong-ho Choi

Votes: 42,323 | Gross: $0.24M

20. Downfall (2004)

R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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82 Metascore

Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

Votes: 278,449 | Gross: $5.51M

21. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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64 Metascore

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

Director: Gabriele Muccino | Stars: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith, Brian Howe

Votes: 377,062 | Gross: $163.57M