Actors' Directing Debuts

by RAMPARTisGREAT | created - 04 Oct 2011 | updated - 29 Dec 2012 | Public

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1. A Bronx Tale (1993)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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80 Metascore

A father becomes worried when a local gangster befriends his son in the Bronx in the 1960s.

Director: Robert De Niro | Stars: Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato, Francis Capra

Votes: 108,046 | Gross: $17.27M

2. Looking for Richard (1996)

PG-13 | 111 min | Documentary, Drama

7.4
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Al Pacino's deeply-felt rumination on Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of "Richard III."

Director: Al Pacino | Stars: Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey, Frederic Kimball

Votes: 7,380 | Gross: $1.36M

3. Sonny (2002)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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31 Metascore

An honorably discharged soldier returns home to New Orleans, hoping to break away from his upbringing as a trained prostitute, but his brothel-madam mother has other expectations.

Director: Nicolas Cage | Stars: James Franco, Brenda Blethyn, Mena Suvari, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 3,679 | Gross: $0.02M

4. Albino Alligator (1996)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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48 Metascore

While escaping from a foiled robbery attempt, three thieves find themselves surrounded by police at a New Orleans bar--only they're not the people the police are searching for.

Director: Kevin Spacey | Stars: Matt Dillon, Faye Dunaway, Gary Sinise, William Fichtner

Votes: 6,985 | Gross: $0.33M

5. Cadence (1990)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

6.6
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Charlie Sheen plays a rebellious inmate in an Army stockade.

Director: Martin Sheen | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Jay Brazeau, Matt Clark

Votes: 4,676 | Gross: $2.07M

6. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

R | 113 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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67 Metascore

An adaptation of the cult memoir of game show impresario Chuck Barris, in which he purports to have been a CIA hitman.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore, George Clooney, Julia Roberts

Votes: 75,566 | Gross: $16.00M

7. The Brave (1997)

123 min | Drama

6.4
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A down-on-his-luck American Indian recently released from jail is offered the chance to "star" as the victim of a snuff film, the resulting pay of which could greatly help his poverty stricken family.

Director: Johnny Depp | Stars: Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando, Marshall Bell, Elpidia Carrillo

Votes: 8,314

8. Crazy in Alabama (1999)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.3
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46 Metascore

An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.

Director: Antonio Banderas | Stars: Melanie Griffith, David Morse, Lucas Black, Cathy Moriarty

Votes: 6,158 | Gross: $1.95M

9. South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000)

R | 104 min | Drama, Western

4.1
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22 Metascore

Valentine Casey is a Marshal in the desolate Tucson territory of the early 1900s. On Christmas Eve, his outlaw family pays him a disturbing visit. He must confront the sins of his past. He ... See full summary »

Director: Dwight Yoakam | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Luke Askew, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 1,262 | Gross: $0.02M

10. Sling Blade (1996)

R | 135 min | Drama

8.0
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84 Metascore

Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town.

Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter

Votes: 77,666 | Gross: $24.48M

11. Trees Lounge (1996)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Tommy is an unemployed mechanic who spends most of his time in a bar (Trees Lounge) in a small blue collar town. He seems to always be thinking, "If only X then I could stop drinking".

Director: Steve Buscemi | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Carol Kane, Mark Boone Junior, Bronson Dudley

Votes: 12,057 | Gross: $0.70M

12. Le tartuffe (1984)

140 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Blinded by admiration, Orgon, a property-owning French man, brings the poor and insincere Tartuffe into his home and arranges for his daughter to marry him. Various members of the family attempt to have Tartuffe thrown out.

Director: Gérard Depardieu | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, François Périer, Yveline Ailhaud, Paule Annen

Votes: 131

13. House of D (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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33 Metascore

By working through problems stemming from his past, Tom Warshaw, an American artist living in Paris, begins to discover who he really is, and returns to his home to reconcile with his family and friends.

Director: David Duchovny | Stars: David Duchovny, Téa Leoni, Robin Williams, Anton Yelchin

Votes: 8,003 | Gross: $0.37M

14. Dances with Wolves (1990)

PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.0
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72 Metascore

Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.

Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

Votes: 204,846 | Gross: $184.21M

15. The Man Without a Face (1993)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama

6.7
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62 Metascore

Chuck wants to leave home, but can't make the grade for boarding school. Then he finds out the disfigured recluse living nearby, is an ex-teacher.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Nick Stahl, Margaret Whitton, Fay Masterson

Votes: 24,635 | Gross: $24.76M

16. Pour la peau d'un flic (1981)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Crime, Romance

6.5
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Victim of manipulation, Cop Choucas is wanted for two murders and searched for by every cop in town.

Director: Alain Delon | Stars: Alain Delon, Mireille Darc, Anne Parillaud, Daniel Ceccaldi

Votes: 1,176

17. Paradise Alley (1978)

PG | 107 min | Drama

5.8
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Three Italian-American brothers, living in the slums of 1940's New York City, try to help each other with one's wrestling career using one brother's promotional skills and another brother's con-artist tactics to thwart a sleazy manager.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Lee Canalito, Armand Assante, Frank McRae

Votes: 3,853

18. The Indian Runner (1991)

R | 127 min | Drama

7.1
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A Vietnam vet comes home to his small town and finds himself in conflict with rules that his brother has vowed to uphold.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: David Morse, Viggo Mortensen, Valeria Golino, Patricia Arquette

Votes: 7,360 | Gross: $0.19M

19. The War Zone (1999)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.4
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68 Metascore

An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret.

Director: Tim Roth | Stars: Ray Winstone, Kate Ashfield, Annabelle Apsion, Lara Belmont

Votes: 8,542 | Gross: $0.25M

20. Waiting to Exhale (1995)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Based on Terry McMillan's novel, this film follows four very different African-American women and their relationships with the male gender.

Director: Forest Whitaker | Stars: Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, Lela Rochon

Votes: 8,096 | Gross: $67.05M

21. Déficit (2007)

Unrated | 79 min | Drama

4.6
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Two different social classes get together at a family gathering in Mexico. Based on the TV project "Ruta 32".

Director: Gael García Bernal | Stars: Andrés Almeida, Fernanda Castillo, Luz Cipriota, Dagoberto Gama

Votes: 1,729

22. What Happened Was... (1994)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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This darkly humorous film explores the personal psychic landscape of two lonely New Yorkers. Jackie and Michael are coworkers at a large law firm, who decide to meet at Jackie's for dinner ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Noonan | Stars: Tom Noonan, Karen Sillas

Votes: 1,061 | Gross: $0.33M

23. Antwone Fisher (2002)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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62 Metascore

Antwone Fisher, a young navy man, is forced to see a psychiatrist after a violent outburst against a fellow crewman. During the course of treatment a painful past is revealed and a new hope begins.

Director: Denzel Washington | Stars: Denzel Washington, Derek Luke, Joy Bryant, Malcolm David Kelley

Votes: 28,744 | Gross: $21.08M

24. A Walk on the Moon (1999)

R | 107 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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70 Metascore

The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.

Director: Tony Goldwyn | Stars: Diane Lane, Viggo Mortensen, Bobby Boriello, Anna Paquin

Votes: 7,144 | Gross: $4.74M

25. S.W.A.T. (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.0
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45 Metascore

An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody and only the LAPD's Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez, LL Cool J

Votes: 126,559 | Gross: $116.93M

26. Nil by Mouth (1997)

R | 128 min | Drama

7.4
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A rough, short-tempered patriarch of a working class family has his life and the relationships around him slowly unravel.

Director: Gary Oldman | Stars: Ray Winstone, Kathy Burke, Charlie Creed-Miles, Laila Morse

Votes: 7,579

27. Made (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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62 Metascore

Two aspiring boxers, lifelong friends, get involved in a money-laundering scheme through a low-level organized crime group.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Joe Goossen, Famke Janssen

Votes: 15,720 | Gross: $5.31M

28. Very Bad Things (1998)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.3
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31 Metascore

A prostitute is killed during a bachelor party and the attendees turn on each other as the wedding approaches.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Christian Slater, Daniel Stern, Cameron Diaz, Jon Favreau

Votes: 41,377 | Gross: $9.80M

Peter Berg is now a director

29. Keeping the Faith (2000)

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

6.4
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60 Metascore

Two friends, a priest and a rabbi, fall in love with the same woman they knew in their youth, but the religious position of both men denies them romance.

Director: Edward Norton | Stars: Ben Stiller, Edward Norton, Jenna Elfman, Anne Bancroft

Votes: 46,620 | Gross: $37.05M

30. American Me (1992)

R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.2
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66 Metascore

A Mexican-American Mafia kingpin is released from prison, falls in love for the first time, and grows introspective about his gangster lifestyle.

Director: Edward James Olmos | Stars: Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe, Sal Lopez, Vira Montes

Votes: 6,544 | Gross: $13.09M

31. Gold Coast (1997 TV Movie)

R | 109 min | Drama

5.8
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Karen's married to Frank, a millionaire who has no morals and a hypocrite. it's alright for him to fool around but not for her. So when she has an affair and brags to him about it, he vows ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Weller | Stars: David Caruso, Barry Primus, Marg Helgenberger, Jeff Kober

Votes: 310

32. Wisdom (1987)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.

Director: Emilio Estevez | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 2,693 | Gross: $5.72M

33. Drive, He Said (1971)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.9
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Hector is a star basketball player for the College basketball team he plays for, the Leopards. His girlfriend, Olive, doesn't know whether to stay with him or leave him. And his friend, ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Nicholson | Stars: William Tepper, Karen Black, Michael Margotta, Bruce Dern

Votes: 1,113

34. Whip It (2009)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Sport

6.9
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68 Metascore

In Bodeen, Texas, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.

Director: Drew Barrymore | Stars: Ellen Page, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Wiig, Sarah Habel

Votes: 58,719 | Gross: $13.04M

35. Bob Roberts (1992)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A right-wing folk singer becomes a corrupt politician and runs a crooked election campaign. Only one independent muck-raking reporter is trying to stop him.

Director: Tim Robbins | Stars: Tim Robbins, Giancarlo Esposito, Alan Rickman, Ray Wise

Votes: 12,157 | Gross: $4.48M

36. Harlem Nights (1989)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.0
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16 Metascore

During the 1930s, a New York City illegal gambling house owner and his associates must deal with strong competition, gangsters, and corrupt cops in order to stay in business.

Director: Eddie Murphy | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Danny Aiello

Votes: 15,894 | Gross: $60.86M

37. Mr. North (1988)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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Mr. North, a stranger to a small, but wealthy, Rhode Island town, quickly has rumors started about him that he has the power to heal people's ailments. The rumors are magnified by his ... See full summary »

Director: Danny Huston | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Robert Mitchum, Lauren Bacall, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 1,085 | Gross: $1.22M

38. Christmas in Connecticut (1992 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

4.8
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Elizabeth is the star of a successful cooking show and author of several cookbooks. Alexander, her manager, sees a heroic forest ranger named Jefferson on the television news, saying he has... See full summary »

Director: Arnold Schwarzenegger | Stars: Dyan Cannon, Kris Kristofferson, Tony Curtis, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 1,097

about christmas, directed by Schwarzenegger!

39. Ladies in Lavender (2004)

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

7.1
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61 Metascore

Two sisters befriend a mysterious foreigner who washes up on the beach of their 1930's Cornish seaside village.

Director: Charles Dance | Stars: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Daniel Brühl, Freddie Jones

Votes: 9,109 | Gross: $6.76M

40. Jack Goes Boating (2010)

R | 89 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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64 Metascore

A limo driver's blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples.

Director: Philip Seymour Hoffman | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Ryan, John Ortiz, Richard Petrocelli

Votes: 7,405 | Gross: $0.54M

41. Collaborator (2011)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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56 Metascore

A playwright whose marriage and career are in a free fall has an explosive run-in with his former neighbor, a right-wing ex-con.

Director: Martin Donovan | Stars: Martin Donovan, David Morse, Olivia Williams, Melissa Auf der Maur

Votes: 687

42. 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.

Director: Kevin Bacon | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, Dominic Scott Kay, Campbell Scott, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 2,828 | Gross: $0.03M

43. Scotch and Milk (1998)

117 min

6.7
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A brooding self-styled swinger obsessed with things from the 1950's loses himself in booze and night clubbing amongst similar other men. Meanwhile he pines for the woman he really loves, ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Goldberg | Stars: Adam Goldberg, Nicky Katt, Clea Lewis, Giovanni Ribisi

Votes: 91

44. Strays (1997)

R | 105 min | Drama

5.8
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A macho cruiser comes of age. Frustrated by the repetitious grind of one night stands and aimless hustling, study drug dealer Rick is looking for meaning and intimacy in his life. Like his ... See full summary »

Director: Vin Diesel | Stars: Vin Diesel, Joey Dedio, T.K. Kirkland, Mike Epps

Votes: 1,361

drama directed by vin diesel!

45. That Thing You Do! (1996)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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71 Metascore

A local Pennsylvania band scores a one hit wonder in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as they can, with lots of help from its manager.

Director: Tom Hanks | Stars: Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler, Charlize Theron, Tom Everett Scott

Votes: 54,090 | Gross: $25.81M

46. The Brothers McMullen (1995)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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73 Metascore

Three Irish Catholic brothers from Long Island struggle to deal with love, marriage, and infidelity.

Director: Edward Burns | Stars: Jack Mulcahy, Michael McGlone, Edward Burns, Shari Albert

Votes: 6,655 | Gross: $10.25M

47. Ordinary People (1980)

R | 124 min | Drama

7.8
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87 Metascore

The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 38,862 | Gross: $54.80M

48. Rachel, Rachel (1968)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Rachel is a 35 year old school teacher who has no man in her life and lives with her mother. When a man from the big city returns and asks her out, she begins to have to make decisions about her life and where she wants it to go.

Director: Paul Newman | Stars: Joanne Woodward, James Olson, Kate Harrington, Estelle Parsons

Votes: 2,453

49. Tyrannosaur (2011)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

7.6
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65 Metascore

Joseph, a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction, earns a chance of redemption that appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker.

Director: Paddy Considine | Stars: Peter Mullan, Archie Lal, Jag Sanghera, Mike Fearnley

Votes: 26,514 | Gross: $0.02M

50. Coriolanus (2011)

R | 123 min | Drama, Thriller, War

6.2
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79 Metascore

A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.

Director: Ralph Fiennes | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, Lubna Azabal

Votes: 28,496 | Gross: $0.76M

51. Pollock (2000)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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77 Metascore

A film about the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock.

Director: Ed Harris | Stars: Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, Robert Knott, Molly Regan

Votes: 24,464 | Gross: $8.60M

52. The Dancer Upstairs (2002)

R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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64 Metascore

A police detective in a South American country is dedicated to hunting down a revolutionary guerilla leader.

Director: John Malkovich | Stars: Javier Bardem, Laura Morante, Juan Diego Botto, Elvira Mínguez

Votes: 5,894 | Gross: $2.38M

53. Chelsea Walls (2001)

R | 109 min | Drama

5.1
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34 Metascore

This movie tells five stories set in a single day at the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York City, involving an ensemble cast of some 30-35 characters.

Director: Ethan Hawke | Stars: Paz de la Huerta, Vincent D'Onofrio, Bianca Hunter, Kevin Corrigan

Votes: 1,856 | Gross: $0.06M

54. Buffalo '66 (1998)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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68 Metascore

After being released from prison, Billy is set to visit his parents with his wife, whom he does not actually have. This provokes Billy to act out, as he kidnaps a girl and forces her to act as his wife for the visit.

Director: Vincent Gallo | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Ben Gazzara, Mickey Rourke

Votes: 40,038 | Gross: $2.38M

55. Scarlet Diva (2000)

R | 90 min | Drama

5.2
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48 Metascore

A young Italian actress embarks on a self-destructive spree of sex, drugs and other excess while doing some soul searching to find the path for redemption.

Director: Asia Argento | Stars: Asia Argento, Jean Shepard, Herbert Fritsch, Gianluca Arcopinto

Votes: 1,943 | Gross: $0.02M

56. Gone Baby Gone (2007)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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72 Metascore

Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan

Votes: 217,582 | Gross: $20.30M

57. Easy Rider (1969)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Drama

7.4
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86 Metascore

Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America.

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Antonio Mendoza

Votes: 82,206 | Gross: $41.73M

58. The Winter Guest (1997)

R | 108 min | Drama

7.1
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A recent widow who is determined to leave Scotland for Australia with her son gets an unexpected visit from her aging mother.

Director: Alan Rickman | Stars: Phyllida Law, Emma Thompson, Sheila Reid, Sandra Voe

Votes: 3,025 | Gross: $0.78M

59. Higher Ground (2011)

R | 109 min | Drama

6.3
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74 Metascore

A chronicle of one woman's lifelong struggle with her faith.

Director: Vera Farmiga | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Joshua Leonard, Dagmara Dominczyk, Norbert Leo Butz

Votes: 2,740 | Gross: $0.84M

60. Angelo My Love (1983)

R | 115 min | Drama

6.3
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Step into the world of gypsy life. Come meet Angelo and his family. See the gypsy court system. A gypsy wedding where a boy's family pays for his wife. Come see the gypsy lifestyle, how they live, how they love family.

Director: Robert Duvall | Stars: Angelo Evans, Michael Evans, Ruthie Evans, Tony Evans

Votes: 186

61. Throw Momma from the Train (1987)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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A bitter ex-husband and a put-upon momma's boy both want their respective former spouse and mother dead. Who will pull it off?

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Danny DeVito, Billy Crystal, Kim Greist, Anne Ramsey

Votes: 28,870 | Gross: $57.92M

62. The Hired Hand (1971)

R | 90 min | Drama, Western

7.0
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Harry returns home to his wife and farm after drifting with his friend Arch and has to make a difficult decision regarding his loyalties.

Director: Peter Fonda | Stars: Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Verna Bloom, Robert Pratt

Votes: 2,186

63. Quartet (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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64 Metascore

At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.

Director: Dustin Hoffman | Stars: Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Tom Courtenay

Votes: 17,011 | Gross: $18.39M

64. Mac (1992)

R | 117 min | Drama

6.2
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Niccolo (Mac) Vitelli is the eldest of three brothers and leads their family after their beloved father dies. Their father was a builder and his sons continue in this family trade. At first... See full summary »

Director: John Turturro | Stars: John Turturro, Michael Badalucco, Carl Capotorto, Nicholas Turturro

Votes: 794 | Gross: $0.47M

65. Fool's Gold (2005)

90 min | Comedy

6.8
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Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Stacey Miller, Robyn Cohen

Votes: 171

66. 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

67. Bernie (1996)

87 min | Comedy

7.3
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Bernie, a 30 years old orphan, decides to leave his orphanage and find his parents. After an investigation, he meets Marion, a young heroin addict and falls in love with her. He believes ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Dupontel | Stars: Claude Perron, Albert Dupontel, Roland Blanche, Hélène Vincent

Votes: 2,903

68. Mon idole (2002)

110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.1
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Bastien, an ambitious young production assistant, catches the attention of Jean-Louis, a producer of high regard, and is granted a shot at his own television show.

Director: Guillaume Canet | Stars: François Berléand, Guillaume Canet, Diane Kruger, Philippe Lefebvre

Votes: 1,389

69. Don't Worry About Me (2009)

89 min | Drama

5.9
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London gentleman David spends a day and all his cash to bring his one-night stand a presentation folder at her office in Liverpool, only to be rather rudely ignored a minute later. After a ... See full summary »

Director: David Morrissey | Stars: Beverley Eve, James Brough, Kate Henry, Jason Mulhearn

Votes: 269

70. Last Chance (1999)

R | 98 min | Drama

6.6
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The Last Chance is set in a Californian Desert where a woman living without a dream meets a man who lives by his dreams. When faced by their Last Chance, the choices they make could destroy what was or they could discover a glowing future.

Director: Bryan Cranston | Stars: Tim Thomerson, Robin Dearden, Bryan Cranston, Amy Hathaway

Votes: 182

71. Hide in Plain Sight (1980)

PG | 92 min | Drama

6.3
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This was based on a true story. About a man (Caan) who discovers that his ex-wife has disappeared along with their children. It seems that her new boyfriend works for some criminals. After ... See full summary »

Director: James Caan | Stars: James Caan, Jill Eikenberry, Robert Viharo, Joe Grifasi

Votes: 579

72. In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, War

4.4
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56 Metascore

During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed.

Director: Angelina Jolie | Stars: Zana Marjanovic, Goran Kostic, Rade Serbedzija, Vanessa Glodjo

Votes: 32,251 | Gross: $0.30M

73. Miles from Home (1988)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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Two brothers who are forced off their farm in the debt stricken mid-west become folk heroes when they begin robbing the banks that have been foreclosing on farmers.

Director: Gary Sinise | Stars: Richard Gere, Penelope Ann Miller, Brian Dennehy, Jason Campbell

Votes: 1,132 | Gross: $0.19M

74. City of Ghosts (2002)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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57 Metascore

A con man (Matt Dillon) travels to Cambodia (also on the run from law enforcement in the U.S.) to collect his share in an insurance scam, but discovers more than he bargained for.

Director: Matt Dillon | Stars: Matt Dillon, James Caan, Natascha McElhone, Gérard Depardieu

Votes: 4,547 | Gross: $0.04M

75. Henry V (1989)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.7
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83 Metascore

In the midst of the Hundred Years War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Simon Shepherd, James Larkin

Votes: 25,155 | Gross: $10.16M

76. Little Man Tate (1991)

PG | 99 min | Drama

6.7
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71 Metascore

Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that ... See full summary »

Director: Jodie Foster | Stars: Jodie Foster, Dianne Wiest, Adam Hann-Byrd, Alex Lee

Votes: 12,349 | Gross: $25.01M

77. In the Bedroom (2001)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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86 Metascore

A New England couple's college-aged son dates an older woman who has two small children and an unwelcome ex-husband.

Director: Todd Field | Stars: Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, Nick Stahl, Marisa Tomei

Votes: 34,061 | Gross: $35.93M

78. The Chocolate War (1988)

R | 100 min | Drama

6.9
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A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the bizarre rituals of his peers and the expectations of the school's administration by ... See full summary »

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: John Glover, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Wallace Langham, Doug Hutchison

Votes: 1,809 | Gross: $0.30M

Keith Gordon turned director

79. Gridlock'd (1997)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, ... See full summary »

Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall | Stars: Tupac Shakur, Tim Roth, Thandie Newton, Charles Fleischer

Votes: 12,845 | Gross: $5.48M

80. Just a Dream (2002)

96 min | Drama

6.4
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Film crew arrives in a small town in Nevada desert. Ends up changing the life of a 12-year-old kid and a friend of his, a movie lover.

Director: Danny Glover | Stars: Carl Lumbly, Robby Benson, Ally Sheedy, Rodney A. Grant

Votes: 279

81. The Maldonado Miracle (2003 TV Movie)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Family

6.6
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In a small, dying town, the residents' faith is tested when a statue of Jesus seems to be shedding real tears of blood.

Director: Salma Hayek | Stars: Peter Fonda, Mare Winningham, Rubén Blades, Eddy Martin

Votes: 392

82. Run, Fatboy, Run (2007)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.6
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48 Metascore

Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back.

Director: David Schwimmer | Stars: Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria, Dylan Moran

Votes: 61,358 | Gross: $6.00M

83. Then She Found Me (2007)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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56 Metascore

39-year-old April Epner's childish husband and school teacher colleague Benjamin/Ben leaves her, but with her biological clock ticking ever more loudly. Her dying bossy adoptive mother is ... See full summary »

Director: Helen Hunt | Stars: Helen Hunt, Colin Firth, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick

Votes: 8,994 | Gross: $3.74M

84. Rails & Ties (2007)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

6.8
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44 Metascore

A deadly collision between a train and car lead to an unlikely bond between the train engineer and a young boy who escapes the carnage.

Director: Alison Eastwood | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Marcia Gay Harden, Miles Heizer, Marin Hinkle

Votes: 3,679 | Gross: $0.02M

85. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

R | 121 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.4
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77 Metascore

Ranch hand Pete Perkins looks to fulfill the promise to his recently deceased best friend by burying him in his hometown in Mexico.

Director: Tommy Lee Jones | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Dwight Yoakam, January Jones

Votes: 35,771 | Gross: $5.02M

86. Looking for Jimmy (2002)

90 min

5.0
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Director: Julie Delpy | Stars: Emily Wagner, Julie Delpy, Billy Wirth, Bruce Ramsay

Votes: 75

87. August (1996)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Chekov's Uncle Vanya, transposed to turn-of-the-century North Wales, where the peace and tranquility of a country house is disturbed by the arrival of the estate's tyrannical owner and his ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Hopkins | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Leslie Phillips, Kate Burton, Gawn Grainger

Votes: 670

88. Battle in Seattle (2007)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama

6.7
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54 Metascore

Activists arrive in Seattle, Washington en masse to protest a meeting of the World Trade Organization. Riots and chaos ensue as demonstrators successfully stop the WTO meetings.

Director: Stuart Townsend | Stars: André Benjamin, Jennifer Carpenter, Isaach De Bankolé, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 13,371 | Gross: $0.22M

89. Jerry and Tom (1998)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their ... See full summary »

Director: Saul Rubinek | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Sam Rockwell, Maury Chaykin, Ted Danson

Votes: 1,661

90. Nothing But Trouble (1991)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

4.9
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A businessman and his friends are captured by a sadistic judge and his equally odd family in the backwoods of a bizarre mansion.

Director: Dan Aykroyd | Stars: Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Demi Moore

Votes: 19,080 | Gross: $8.48M

91. Reality Bites (1994)

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

6.6
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A documentary filmmaker and her fellow Gen X graduates face life after college, looking for work and love in Houston.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garofalo, Steve Zahn

Votes: 39,261 | Gross: $20.98M

92. 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

93. Eye of God (1997)

R | 84 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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We see two stories told over four time lines, which wind down to a devastating ground zero collision, as we watch a double tragedy unfold in a small Oklahoma town. The two stories are told ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Blake Nelson | Stars: Mary Kay Place, Nick Stahl, Chris Freihofer, Woody Watson

Votes: 1,071

94. Rage (1972)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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An accidental nerve gas leak by the military kills not only a rancher's livestock, but also his son. When he tries to hold the military accountable for their actions, he runs up against a wall of silence.

Director: George C. Scott | Stars: George C. Scott, Richard Basehart, Martin Sheen, Barnard Hughes

Votes: 689

95. Sympathy for Delicious (2010)

R | 96 min | Drama

5.7
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44 Metascore

A newly paralyzed DJ gets more than he bargained for when he seeks out the world of faith healing.

Director: Mark Ruffalo | Stars: Christopher Thornton, Mark Ruffalo, Laura Linney, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 1,681 | Gross: $0.01M

96. Charlie's Ghost Story (1995)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

4.7
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An archeologist finds remains of a famous explorer and moves them to a museum. This causes the spirit of the explorer to become restless. He wants his bones properly buried and returns as ghost to seek help from the archeologist's son.

Director: Anthony Edwards | Stars: Trenton Knight, Cheech Marin, Anthony Edwards, Charles Rocket

Votes: 221

97. Crazy as Hell (2002)

R | 113 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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33 Metascore

A famous psychiatrist (Ty Adams) takes on the job of trying to cure patients at the Sedah State Hospital, run by its folksy doctor (Sam Delazo). All this takes a strange turn when a ... See full summary »

Director: Eriq La Salle | Stars: Michael Beach, Ronny Cox, Sinbad, Jane Carr

Votes: 896

98. Get Out of My Room (1985)

Not Rated | 53 min | Comedy, Music

4.8
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A mock documentary filmed mostly in and around LA with interviews of Cheech and Chong interspersed between four videos of songs from their last album. Songs include: Get outta my room and ... See full summary »

Director: Cheech Marin | Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, John Paragon, Beverly D'Angelo

Votes: 912

99. Bopha! (1993)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

6.5
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68 Metascore

In this story of a black policeman during South African apartheid, Danny Glover plays the cop, who believes he's trying to help his people, even while serving as a pawn of the racist ... See full summary »

Director: Morgan Freeman | Stars: Danny Glover, Malcolm McDowell, Alfre Woodard, Marius Weyers

Votes: 735 | Gross: $0.21M

100. Beautiful (2000)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Comedy

5.4
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23 Metascore

Mona sacrifices everything, including family, in pursuit of a beauty pageant victory. Her friend Ruby helps her to an amazing degree.

Director: Sally Field | Stars: Minnie Driver, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Joey Lauren Adams, Kathleen Turner

Votes: 3,399 | Gross: $3.06M