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1. You Don't Know Jack (2010 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 134 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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A look at the life and work of doctor-assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Al Pacino, Brenda Vaccaro, John Goodman, Deirdre O'Connell

Votes: 23,490

In this TV movie you can see the return of 80s/90s Al Pacino.

2. Chinese Coffee (2000)

R | 99 min | Drama

7.3
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Harry and Jake, two unsuccessful writers, spend a cathartic evening arguing about money, aesthetics, their friendship, and Harry's new manuscript.

Director: Al Pacino | Stars: Al Pacino, Jerry Orbach, Susan Floyd, Ellen McElduff

Votes: 3,213

3. Nizhalkkuthu (2002)

90 min | Drama

7.1
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Kaliyappan, the last hangman of Travancore dynasty is dragging his remaining life by consuming alcohol and worshipping the Mother Goddess.

Director: Adoor Gopalakrishnan | Stars: Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Sukumari, Reeja, Thara Kalyan

Votes: 191

I am not sure how many would know about this Indian flick, the movie revolves during the freedom struggle period. Is about a hangman who feels guilty of being a executioner & also deals about his son who is a patriotic freedom fighter in that locality.

4. Jana Aranya (1976)

131 min | Drama

8.3
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A bright and idealistic young man steels himself for the dog-eat-dog business world, only to flounder in a job market packed with thousands of other hopefuls.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Pradip Mukherjee, Rafiq Ahmed, S. Bagchi, Ajit Banerjee

Votes: 922

This is from one of the most celebrated director of our nation, but I am not sure how many Indians would remember him. He made movies ahead of period & this one was on the very relevant subject of that period, Unemployment.

5. Natural Born Killers (1994)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Rodney Dangerfield

Votes: 187,413 | Gross: $50.28M

This one is on the list for the characterization of the lead & for Quentin Tarantino, penning such a wonderful lead characters.

6. Following (1998)

R | 69 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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60 Metascore

A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Jeremy Theobald, Alex Haw, Lucy Russell, John Nolan

Votes: 72,901 | Gross: $0.05M

This is a special one because, it's the first feature film of chris nolan, who has made cult classics after this one. The movie was very raw & the shade black & white was very apt.

7. True Romance (1993)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.9
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57 Metascore

In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine - the Mob - track them down in an attempt to reclaim it.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer

Votes: 176,216 | Gross: $12.28M

True romance a Crime thriller written very crisply by master of fiction Quentin Tarantino is about a couple with drugs on the run & behind them is the drug lord to get back his stuff.

A racy crime thriller & a lovely cameo by brad pitt.

8. Monster (2003)

R | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.

Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen

Votes: 115,464 | Gross: $34.47M

This movie had won an academy award for charlize Theron's brave attempt. If you watch this without knowing the lead in it, I am sure you will not find out it's her.

9. Tape (2001)

R | 86 min | Drama

7.3
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71 Metascore

Three old high school friends meet in a Michigan motel room to dissect painful memories from their past.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, Uma Thurman

Votes: 16,794 | Gross: $0.49M

Well acted by Ethan hawke & Uma thurman in the lead. A neatly written drama, revolving around three school friends who meet up after a long time.

10. Brother (I) (2000)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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47 Metascore

A Japanese gangster is exiled to Los Angeles where his brother lives with a small but respectable multi-racial gang, who he inspires to expand their influence.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Claude Maki, Omar Epps, Masaya Katô

Votes: 19,718 | Gross: $0.45M

Takeshi kitano is always the best when he deals with gangster movies & this is one of the best of him.

11. Tell No One (2006)

Unrated | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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82 Metascore

After eight long years since his beloved wife's hideous murder, unexpectedly, an accidental discovery of two bodies near a Doctor's estate will stir things again in a long-forgotten buried case that nothing is as it appears.

Director: Guillaume Canet | Stars: François Cluzet, Marie-Josée Croze, André Dussollier, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 42,615 | Gross: $6.18M

This french Mystery, thriller is about a man who receives mail from his dead wife after 8 eight years.

Watch this for once & you will never forget it till you die.

12. Paradise Now (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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71 Metascore

Two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Kais Nashif, Ali Suliman, Lubna Azabal, Hamza Abu-Aiaash

Votes: 20,622 | Gross: $1.45M

I know, I am starting to bore you my adding the most common one on this list, I am sorry for that, but I can't miss this one.

PLOT: About two friends who turn into a suicide bomber.

13. 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: 69,377 | Gross: $6.20M

Normally, David lynch adopts a confusing screenplay to keep the audience engaging, David lynch who usually makes a confusing psychological thillers, has made a straight story as the title suggests.

14. Le Samouraï (1967)

GP | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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After Professional hitman Jef Costello is seen by witnesses his efforts to provide himself an alibi drive him further into a corner.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Alain Delon, François Périer, Nathalie Delon, Cathy Rosier

Votes: 35,352 | Gross: $0.04M

This steady paced crime, drama is a pioneer one. The making was very unique & even many big makers followed the same & gave some cults years later to this movie's release.

15. The American Friend (1977)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer, Gérard Blain

Votes: 10,236

This psychological thriller is very hard to be remembered but no harm in mentioning.

16. Death of a Salesman (1985 TV Movie)

PG | 136 min | Drama

7.3
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An aging traveling salesman recognizes the emptiness of his life and tries to fix it.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Kate Reid, John Malkovich, Stephen Lang

Votes: 8,482

Dustin Hoffman at his best in this TV movie, I would rate this above to his academy winning performance in rain man.

17. Clean, Shaven (1993)

Unrated | 79 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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After a man suffering from schizophrenia is released from a mental institution, he attempts to get his daughter back from her adoptive family.

Director: Lodge Kerrigan | Stars: Peter Greene, Alice Levitt, Megan Owen, Jennifer MacDonald

Votes: 4,538

To keep it simple, This one is very short & sweet, Won't take much of your time, Of course the content of the script is only that much.

18. Moonlighting (1982)

PG | 97 min | Drama

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A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as ... See full summary »

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Eugene Lipinski, Jirí Stanislav, Eugeniusz Haczkiewicz

Votes: 2,106

19. 84 Charing Cross Road (1987)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.5
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True story of a transatlantic business correspondence about used books that developed into a close friendship.

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench, Jean De Baer

Votes: 6,338 | Gross: $1.08M

20. If.... (1968)

R | 111 min | Drama

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In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, David Wood, Richard Warwick, Christine Noonan

Votes: 18,563

21. Safar e Ghandehar (2001)

Not Rated | 81 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.8
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76 Metascore

After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her.

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Nelofer Pazira, Hassan Tantai, Ike Ogut, Sadou Teymouri

Votes: 5,945 | Gross: $0.02M

22. River's Edge (1986)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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73 Metascore

A high school slacker commits a shocking act and proceeds to let his friends in on the secret. However, the friends' reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself.

Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye, Daniel Roebuck

Votes: 13,021 | Gross: $4.60M

23. The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)

Unrated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.3
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75 Metascore

Will Thomas still lead a life of crime and cruelty, just like his thuggish father, or will he pursue his dream of becoming a pianist?

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Romain Duris, Aure Atika, Emmanuelle Devos, Niels Arestrup

Votes: 16,716 | Gross: $1.02M

24. The Jacket (2005)

R | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.1
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44 Metascore

A Gulf war veteran is wrongly sent to a mental institution for insane criminals, where he becomes the object of a doctor's experiments, and his life is completely affected by them.

Director: John Maybury | Stars: Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Daniel Craig, Kris Kristofferson

Votes: 98,791 | Gross: $6.30M

25. Repulsion (1965)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.8
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91 Metascore

A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Yvonne Furneaux

Votes: 39,502

26. The Tenant (1976)

R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A bureaucrat rents a Paris apartment where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Roman Polanski, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, Jo Van Fleet

Votes: 30,855 | Gross: $1.92M

27. Il Posto (1961)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

8.1
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A very young college graduate attempts to obtain a position with a large corporation.

Director: Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Sandro Panseri, Loredana Detto, Tullio Kezich, Mara Revel

Votes: 3,291 | Gross: $0.01M

28. Blow-Up (1966)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, John Castle

Votes: 46,047

29. Nema-ye Nazdik (1990)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.3
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The true story of Hossain Sabzian that impersonated the director Mohsen Makhmalbaf to convince a family they would star in his so-called new film.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Hossain Sabzian, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Abolfazl Ahankhah, Mehrdad Ahankhah

Votes: 10,526 | Gross: $0.00M

30. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand each other, without realizing that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut

Votes: 22,081

31. Der Tunnel (2001)

150 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.8
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72 Metascore

Based on a true story a group of East Berliners escaping to the West. Harry Melchior was a champion East German swimmer at odds with the system under which he has already been imprisoned. ... See full summary »

Director: Roland Suso Richter | Stars: Heino Ferch, Nicolette Krebitz, Sebastian Koch, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 5,546 | Gross: $0.01M

32. 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: 32,578 | Gross: $9.13M

33. Wo de fu qin mu qin (1999)

G | 89 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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71 Metascore

Prompted by the death of his father and the grief of his mother, a man recalls the story of how they met in flashback.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Honglei Sun, Hao Zheng, Yulian Zhao

Votes: 11,074 | Gross: $1.28M

34. Barney's Version (2010)

R | 134 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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67 Metascore

The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.

Director: Richard J. Lewis | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike, Jake Hoffman, Macha Grenon

Votes: 22,134 | Gross: $7.50M

35. Biutiful (2010)

R | 148 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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58 Metascore

This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu | Stars: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella

Votes: 75,212 | Gross: $5.10M