Unofficial Trilogies by famous directors (different films & characters, same topics or place)

by RAMPARTisGREAT | created - 20 Nov 2011 | updated - 21 Nov 2011 | Public

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1. Mean Streets (1973)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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A small-time hood aspires to work his way up the ranks of a local mob.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval, Amy Robinson

Votes: 76,632 | Gross: $0.03M

mafia trilogy 1

2. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.7
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89 Metascore

The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

Votes: 819,365 | Gross: $46.84M

2

3. Casino (1995)

R | 178 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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73 Metascore

A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods

Votes: 375,355 | Gross: $42.44M

3

4. Platoon (1986)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

8.1
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92 Metascore

A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Keith David

Votes: 323,292 | Gross: $138.53M

Vietnam trilogy 1

5. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

R | 145 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.2
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75 Metascore

The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, Josh Evans

Votes: 83,995 | Gross: $70.00M

2

6. Heaven & Earth (1993)

R | 140 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.8
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During the Vietnam War, a Vietnamese woman struggles with life hustling on the streets, where she comes face to face with those involved in the conflict around her.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Hiep Thi Le, Tommy Lee Jones, Haing S. Ngor, Bussaro Sanruck

Votes: 11,599 | Gross: $5.86M

3

7. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.7
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56 Metascore

A recently laid off factory worker kidnaps his former boss' friend's daughter, hoping to use the ransom money to pay for his sister's kidney transplant.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ha-kyun Shin, Doona Bae, Ji-Eun Lim

Votes: 51,645 | Gross: $0.05M

vengeance trilogy 1

8. Oldeuboi (2003)

R | 120 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.4
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74 Metascore

After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji

Votes: 410,724 | Gross: $0.71M

2

9. Lady Vengeance (2005)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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75 Metascore

After a thirteen-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a six-year-old boy, Guem-Ja Lee seeks vengeance on the man truly responsible for the boy's death. With the help of fellow ... See full summary »

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Yeong-ae Lee, Min-sik Choi, Shi-hoo Kim, Yea-young Kwon

Votes: 59,742 | Gross: $0.21M

3

10. Lost Highway (1997)

R | 134 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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52 Metascore

After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, John Roselius, Louis Eppolito

Votes: 109,588 | Gross: $3.80M

Hollywood trilogy 1

11. Mulholland Dr. (2001)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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83 Metascore

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 268,915 | Gross: $7.22M

12. Inland Empire (2006)

R | 180 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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72 Metascore

As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux, Karolina Gruszka

Votes: 46,371 | Gross: $0.75M

13. Bad Lieutenant (1992)

NC-17 | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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70 Metascore

While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Brian McElroy, Frank Acciarito, Peggy Gormley

Votes: 32,223 | Gross: $2.00M

consciousness trilogy 1

14. The Addiction (1995)

Unrated | 82 min | Horror

6.4
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A New York philosophy grad student turns into a vampire after getting bitten by one, and then tries to come to terms with her new lifestyle and frequent craving for human blood.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Lili Taylor, Christopher Walken, Annabella Sciorra, Edie Falco

Votes: 7,204 | Gross: $0.30M

2

15. The Blackout (1997)

R | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.4
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37 Metascore

A debauched Hollywood movie actor tries to piece together one wild night in Miami years earlier which remains a drug-induced blur, and soon finds out that some questions about his past are best left unanswered.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Matthew Modine, Claudia Schiffer, Béatrice Dalle, Sarah Lassez

Votes: 2,004

3

16. Under the Sand (2000)

Unrated | 92 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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86 Metascore

When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Bruno Cremer, Jacques Nolot, Alexandra Stewart

Votes: 7,201 | Gross: $1.45M

death trilogy 1

17. Time to Leave (2005)

Unrated | 81 min | Drama

7.1
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67 Metascore

A fashion photographer with terminal cancer elects to die alone, preparing others to live past him rather than prolong the inevitable with chemotherapy or be smothered in sympathy by those who know him.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Jeanne Moreau, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Daniel Duval

Votes: 7,728 | Gross: $0.12M

2

18. Hideaway (Le refuge) (2009)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama

6.4
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61 Metascore

Mousse and Louis are young, beautiful, rich and in love. But drugs have invaded their lives. One day, they overdose and Louis dies. Mousse survives, but soon learns she's pregnant. Feeling ... See full summary »

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Isabelle Carré, Louis-Ronan Choisy, Pierre Louis-Calixte, Melvil Poupaud

Votes: 2,294 | Gross: $0.03M

3

19. Der siebente Kontinent (1989)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama

7.8
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89 Metascore

A European family who plan on escaping to Australia, seem caught up in their daily routine, only troubled by minor incidents. However, behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence, they are actually planning something sinister.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Birgit Doll, Dieter Berner, Leni Tanzer, Udo Samel

Votes: 9,809

"glaciation of feelings" trilogy 1

20. Benny's Video (1992)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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60 Metascore

A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Arno Frisch, Angela Winkler, Ulrich Mühe, Ingrid Stassner

Votes: 10,876

2

21. 71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls (1994)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

7.3
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71 Metascore

71 scenes revolving around a recent immigrant, a couple that has just adopted a daughter, a college student and a lonely old man.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Gabriel Cosmin Urdes, Lukas Miko, Otto Grünmandl, Anne Bennent

Votes: 5,218

3

22. Days of Being Wild (1990)

Unrated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.6
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96 Metascore

A man tries to find out who his real mother is after the woman who raised him tells him the truth.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau, Carina Lau

Votes: 13,783 | Gross: $0.14M

time and memory trilogy 1

23. In the Mood for Love (2000)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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85 Metascore

Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ping Lam Siu, Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung

Votes: 89,873 | Gross: $2.73M

2

24. 2046 (2004)

R | 129 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.5
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78 Metascore

The women who enter a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Ziyi Zhang, Faye Wong, Li Gong

Votes: 44,603 | Gross: $0.26M

3

25. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

PG | 108 min | Thriller

8.0
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A young woman discovers her visiting uncle may not be the man he seems to be.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey, Henry Travers

Votes: 49,810

strangler trilogy 1

26. Rope (1948)

PG | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger, Dick Hogan

Votes: 106,189

2

27. Strangers on a Train (1951)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

8.0
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A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder - a theory that he plans to implement.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Leo G. Carroll

Votes: 107,174 | Gross: $7.63M

3

28. 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: 39,812

apartment trilogy 1

29. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

R | 137 min | Drama, Horror

8.0
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96 Metascore

A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 155,900

2

30. 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: 31,116 | Gross: $1.92M

3

31. Alice in the Cities (1974)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

8.0
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A German journalist is saddled with a nine-year-old girl after encountering her mother at a New York airport.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Yella Rottländer, Rüdiger Vogler, Lisa Kreuzer, Edda Köchl

Votes: 7,369

road trilogy 1

32. Wrong Move (1975)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

7.1
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A writer goes on a road trip across West Germany with a group of eclectic people he meets along the way.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Rüdiger Vogler, Hanna Schygulla, Hans Christian Blech, Nastassja Kinski

Votes: 2,002

2

33. Kings of the Road (1976)

Not Rated | 175 min | Drama

8.0
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A traveling projection-equipment mechanic works in Western Germany along the East-German border, visiting worn-out theatres. He meets with a depressed young man whose marriage has just broken up, and the two decide to travel together.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Rüdiger Vogler, Hanns Zischler, Lisa Kreuzer, Rudolf Schündler

Votes: 3,806

3

34. Shadows in Paradise (1986)

76 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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An episode in the life of Nikander, a garbage man, involving the death of a coworker, a love affair and much more.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Matti Pellonpää, Kati Outinen, Sakari Kuosmanen, Esko Nikkari

Votes: 3,608

proletariat trilogy 1

35. Ariel (1988)

Not Rated | 73 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.6
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A Finnish man goes to the city to find a job after the mine where he worked is closed and his father commits suicide.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Turo Pajala, Susanna Haavisto, Matti Pellonpää, Eetu Hilkamo

Votes: 4,769

2

36. The Match Factory Girl (1990)

68 min | Drama, Comedy

7.6
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A woman's terribly dull life is upended by a one-night stand pregnancy, causing her to seek retribution.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Kati Outinen, Elina Salo, Esko Nikkari, Vesa Vierikko

Votes: 7,066

3

37. My Name Is Joe (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Peter Mullan, Louise Goodall, Gary Lewis, Lorraine McIntosh

Votes: 6,631 | Gross: $0.35M

Glasgow trilogy 1

38. Sweet Sixteen (I) (2002)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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86 Metascore

Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Martin Compston, Michelle Coulter, Annmarie Fulton, William Ruane

Votes: 11,556 | Gross: $0.03M

2

39. Ae Fond Kiss... (2004)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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65 Metascore

Sparks fly in Glasgow's south side when a young Asian man enters into a relationship with a Caucasian woman.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Atta Yaqub, Eva Birthistle, Ahmad Riaz, Shamshad Akhtar

Votes: 6,097

3

40. Bleak Moments (1971)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Moments from the uncompromisingly bleak existence of a secretary, her intellectually disabled sister, aloof and uneasy teacher boyfriend, bizarre neighbor and irritating workmate.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Anne Raitt, Sarah Stephenson, Eric Allan, Joolia Cappleman

Votes: 1,042

pre/post Thatcher social outrage trilogy 1

41. Meantime (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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When one brother gets a job from their wealthy aunt, the other becomes increasingly jealous.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Marion Bailey, Tim Roth, Phil Daniels, Pam Ferris

Votes: 2,453

2

42. High Hopes (1988)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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84 Metascore

The life of a working class couple living in London and their complicated relationships with other members of the family.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Phil Davis, Ruth Sheen, Edna Doré, Philip Jackson

Votes: 3,337 | Gross: $1.19M

3

43. Une affaire privée (2002)

107 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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It's been six months since Rachel Siprien disappeared. At the request of Rachel's mother, private detective François takes over the investigation. The young woman, with a complex and ... See full summary »

Director: Guillaume Nicloux | Stars: Thierry Lhermitte, Marion Cotillard, Samuel Le Bihan, Aurore Clément

Votes: 791

police trilogy/noir trilogy 1

44. Hanging Offense (2003)

100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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A fifty-year-old police officer, Michèle Varin, finds herself in a highly depressive state due to the death of her young son a few years ago. In one way or another she feels guilty for his ... See full summary »

Director: Guillaume Nicloux | Stars: Josiane Balasko, Éric Caravaca, Ange Rodot, Aurélien Recoing

Votes: 535

2

45. La clef (2007)

115 min | Thriller

5.7
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One morning, Eric Vincent, a thirty-something without a past and reluctant about fatherhood, receives a phone call from a stranger proposing him to retrieve the ashes of his late father, whom he never met.

Director: Guillaume Nicloux | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Marie Gillain, Vanessa Paradis, Josiane Balasko

Votes: 559

3

same character François Manéri (Thierry Lhermitte) in all three parts and Michèle Varin (Josiane Balasko) in 2 & 3 part

46. Three Colors: Blue (1993)

R | 98 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

8.0
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85 Metascore

A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Benoît Régent

Votes: 70,169 | Gross: $1.32M

contemporary French society Trilogy 1 (official)

47. Three Colors: White (1994)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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88 Metascore

After his wife divorces him, a Polish immigrant plots to get even with her.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Janusz Gajos, Jerzy Stuhr

Votes: 49,985 | Gross: $1.46M

2

48. Three Colors: Red (1994)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.1
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100 Metascore

A model discovers her neighbor is keen on invading people's privacy.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frédérique Feder, Jean-Pierre Lorit

Votes: 70,542 | Gross: $4.04M

3

49. Amores Perros (2000)

R | 154 min | Drama, Thriller

8.1
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83 Metascore

A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Emilio Echevarría, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo, Álvaro Guerrero

Votes: 191,154 | Gross: $5.38M

death trilogy 1

50. 21 Grams (2003)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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70 Metascore

A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother, and a born-again ex-con.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, Naomi Watts, Danny Huston

Votes: 202,824 | Gross: $16.25M

2

51. Babel (I) (2006)

R | 143 min | Drama

7.5
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69 Metascore

Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Mohamed Akhzam

Votes: 260,623 | Gross: $34.30M

3

52. The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)

R | 120 min | Drama

7.9
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A World War II widow seeks to adjust to life in postwar Germany.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Löwitsch, Ivan Desny, Gisela Uhlen

Votes: 10,002

BRD (Bundesrepublik Deutschland) trilogy 1

53. Lola (1981)

R | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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In post-war West Germany, the charming Von Bohm is appointed a city's new Building Commissioner. His morality is tested when he unknowingly falls in love with a brothel worker, Lola, the paid mistress of a corrupt property developer.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Mario Adorf, Matthias Fuchs

Votes: 4,163

2

54. Veronika Voss (1982)

R | 104 min | Drama

8.0
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A washed up UFA actress, kept by her doctor, raises suspicion in a sports journalist.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Rosel Zech, Hilmar Thate, Cornelia Froboess, Annemarie Düringer

Votes: 4,908

3

55. The Element of Crime (1984)

Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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A cop in a dystopian Europe investigates a serial killings suspect using controversial methods written by his now disgraced former mentor.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Michael Elphick, Esmond Knight, Me Me Lai, Jerold Wells

Votes: 7,808

Europe trilogy 1

56. Epidemic (1987)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Horror

6.2
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66 Metascore

A director and screenwriter pen a script and, in the process, blur the line between fiction and reality.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Allan De Waal, Ole Ernst, Michael Gelting, Colin Gilder

Votes: 4,127

2

57. Europa (1991)

R | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Just after W.W.II, an American takes a railway job in Germany, but finds his position politically sensitive with various people trying to use him.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier, Ernst-Hugo Järegård

Votes: 17,120 | Gross: $1.01M

3

58. Diner (1982)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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86 Metascore

A group of college-age buddies struggle with their imminent passage into adulthood in 1959 Baltimore.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Daniel Stern

Votes: 16,142 | Gross: $14.10M

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(Levinson was born in Baltimore, he also named his prod. company Baltimore Pictures and produced "Homicide: Life on the Street", which takes place in Baltimore)

59. Tin Men (1987)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Danny DeVito, Barbara Hershey, John Mahoney

Votes: 7,035 | Gross: $25.41M

2

60. Avalon (1990)

PG | 128 min | Drama

7.3
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A Polish-Jewish family comes to the USA at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. There, the family and their children try to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth Perkins, Leo Fuchs, Eve Gordon

Votes: 5,113 | Gross: $15.74M

3

61. The Thing (1982)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.2
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57 Metascore

A crew in Antarctica finds a neighboring camp destroyed and its crew dead. Whatever killed them is nowhere to be found, unless it's hidden in plain sight.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

Votes: 296,043 | Gross: $13.78M

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62. Prince of Darkness (1987)

R | 102 min | Horror

6.7
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50 Metascore

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Jameson Parker, Victor Wong

Votes: 28,774 | Gross: $14.18M

2

63. In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

R | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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53 Metascore

An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Sam Neill, Jürgen Prochnow, Julie Carmen, David Warner

Votes: 48,539 | Gross: $8.95M

3

64. That Cold Day in the Park (1969)

R | 113 min | Drama

7.0
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A rich but lonely woman, Frances Austen, one day invites a boy from a nearby park to her apartment and offers to let him live there.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Sandy Dennis, Michael Burns, Susanne Benton, David Garfield

Votes: 1,000

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65. Images (1972)

R | 104 min | Drama, Horror

7.3
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Schizophrenic housewife, engulfed by terrorizing apparitions, kills off each, unknowing if these demons are merely figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Susannah York, Rene Auberjonois, Marcel Bozzuffi, Hugh Millais

Votes: 3,506

2

66. 3 Women (1977)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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71 Metascore

Pinky is an awkward adolescent who starts work at a spa in the California desert. She becomes overly attached to fellow spa attendant, Millie when she becomes Millie's room-mate. Millie is ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule, Robert Fortier

Votes: 10,922

3

67. The Last Emperor (1987)

PG-13 | 163 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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76 Metascore

The story of the final Emperor of China.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying

Votes: 77,933 | Gross: $43.98M

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68. The Sheltering Sky (1990)

R | 138 min | Adventure, Drama

6.8
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The American artist couple Port and Kit Moresby travel aimlessly through Africa, searching for new experiences that could give sense to their relationship. But the flight to distant regions only leads both deeper into despair.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Debra Winger, John Malkovich, Campbell Scott, Jill Bennett

Votes: 9,541 | Gross: $2.08M

2

69. Little Buddha (1993)

PG | 123 min | Drama

6.0
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Lama Norbu comes to Seattle in search of the reincarnation of his dead teacher, Lama Dorje. His search leads him to young Jesse Conrad, Raju, a waif from Kathmandu, and an upper class ... See full summary »

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Bridget Fonda, Ruocheng Ying, Chris Isaak

Votes: 13,406 | Gross: $4.86M

3

70. Takeshis' (2005)

108 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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Beat Takeshi, a prominent actor, meets a lookalike named Kitano, who is a struggling actor, but after the meeting, Kitano's dreams take a violent, surreal turn.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kotomi Kyôno, Kayoko Kishimoto, Ren Osugi

Votes: 3,138

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71. Kantoku · Banzai! (2007)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Takeshi Kitano plays a version of himself in which he's a struggling director cycling through a number of different genres in an effort to complete his latest project.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Tôru Emori, Kayoko Kishimoto, Anne Suzuki

Votes: 1,695

2

72. Akiresu to kame (2008)

119 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Machisu is a painter. He never had the success he thinks he is entitled to. Regardless of this, he always remains trying to be successful. His wife Sachiko keeps supporting him, despite all setbacks.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kanako Higuchi, Kumiko Asô, Aya Enjôji

Votes: 2,617

3

73. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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An ambitious Pakistani Briton and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope when they open a glamorous laundromat.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day-Lewis, Richard Graham

Votes: 11,697 | Gross: $2.45M

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74. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn

Votes: 4,903 | Gross: $1.65M

2

75. Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)

101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people, and sleep with ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Claire Bloom, Frances Barber, Ayub Khan-Din

Votes: 1,238 | Gross: $1.20M

3

76. Annie Hall (1977)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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92 Metascore

Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane

Votes: 218,704 | Gross: $39.20M

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77. Manhattan (1979)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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83 Metascore

The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy

Votes: 114,880 | Gross: $45.70M

2

78. Stardust Memories (1980)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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While attending a retrospective of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper, Marie-Christine Barrault

Votes: 18,253 | Gross: $10.39M

3

79. American Gigolo (1980)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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57 Metascore

A Los Angeles male escort, who mostly caters to an older female clientèle, is accused of a murder which he did not commit.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo, Nina van Pallandt

Votes: 17,741 | Gross: $23.00M

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80. Light Sleeper (1992)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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70 Metascore

A drug dealer reconsiders his profession when his boss plans to go straight and an old flame reappears.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon, Dana Delany, David Clennon

Votes: 4,122 | Gross: $1.05M

2

81. The Walker (2007)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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55 Metascore

An escort who caters to Washington D.C.'s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lauren Bacall, Ned Beatty

Votes: 4,822 | Gross: $0.08M

3

82. Ai to kibô no machi (1959)

62 min | Drama

7.2
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A young man runs a scam selling pigeons that always return to his home. A rich girl takes an interest in him and tries to help him find a good job.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Fumio Watanabe, Yuki Tominaga, Kakuko Chino, Yûko Mochizuki

Votes: 355

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83. Seishun zankoku monogatari (1960)

96 min | Drama

7.0
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A harsh young man seduces a freeloading young woman and eventually takes advantage of her knack for hitch-hiking to rob middle-class men.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Miyuki Kuwano, Yûsuke Kawazu, Yoshiko Kuga, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 1,590

2

84. Taiyô no hakaba (1960)

87 min | Drama

7.2
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In Osaka's slum, capricious folks without futures engage in pilfering, assault and robbery, prostitution, and the trading of ID cards and blood.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Masahiko Tsugawa, Kayoko Honoo, Isao Sasaki, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 615

3

85. Suspiria (1977)

R | 92 min | Horror

7.5
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A newcomer to a prestigious ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amidst a series of grisly murders.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé

Votes: 53,691

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86. Inferno (1980)

R | 107 min | Horror

6.7
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An American college student in Rome and his sister in New York investigate a series of killings in both locations where their resident addresses are the domain of two covens of witches.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Leigh McCloskey, Irene Miracle, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi

Votes: 13,936

2

87. Mother of Tears (2007)

R | 102 min | Horror

5.1
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52 Metascore

Part three of the "Three Mothers" trilogy which takes place in Rome and has to do with Mater Lachrymarum (The Third Mother).

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Asia Argento, Cristian Solimeno, Adam James, Moran Atias

Votes: 7,799 | Gross: $0.06M

3

88. Sue (1997)

R | 91 min | Drama

7.3
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An unemployed ex-office worker (Anna Thomson) searching for work floats a fragile line of sanity as she struggles to find friendship and companionship. Her tenuous grasp on reality further ... See full summary »

Director: Amos Kollek | Stars: Anna Levine, Matthew Powers, Tahnee Welch, Tracee Ellis Ross

Votes: 1,208 | Gross: $0.05M

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89. Fiona (1998)

85 min | Drama

5.9
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Despite the fact that Fiona has lived apart from her mother, they lead parallel lives as bi-sexual prostitutes. The meeting of the two women spells tragedy for the mother and hope for the daughter.

Director: Amos Kollek | Stars: Anna Levine, Felicia Maguire, Alyssa Mulhern, Anna Grace

Votes: 506

2

90. Bridget (2002)

90 min | Drama

5.9
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Finishing his trilogy about desperate young women in New York, Amos Kollek focuses on an alcoholic, who tries to regain custody of her son. Being addicted to alcohol, single mother Anna had... See full summary »

Director: Amos Kollek | Stars: Anna Levine, David Wike, Lance Reddick, Julie Hagerty

Votes: 253

3

91. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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69 Metascore

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman

Votes: 245,823 | Gross: $45.51M

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92. Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

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

6.3
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71 Metascore

A beautiful gold digger matches wits with a shrewd Beverly Hills divorce lawyer who is increasingly attracted to her.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Bob Thornton, Geoffrey Rush

Votes: 81,633 | Gross: $35.33M

2

93. Burn After Reading (2008)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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63 Metascore

A disk containing mysterious information from a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous and daft gym employees who attempt to sell it.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney, John Malkovich

Votes: 268,458 | Gross: $60.36M

3

94. Café au lait (1993)

94 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Lola is pregnant. But she does not know who the father is : Jamal, the black muslim, son of diplomats, or Felix, the pennyless jewish messenger. Jamal and Felix meet at Lola's, and the race... See full summary »

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Julie Mauduech, Hubert Koundé, Mathieu Kassovitz, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 920 | Gross: $0.32M

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95. La Haine (1995)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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24 hours in the lives of three young men in the French suburbs the day after a violent riot.

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, Saïd Taghmaoui, Abdel Ahmed Ghili

Votes: 118,155 | Gross: $0.31M

2

96. Assassin(s) (1997)

128 min | Drama, Crime

6.5
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Old professional killer Wagner seeks someone to teach what he knows as long as he is already dying, and he chooses Max, young and passionless thief to be his successor.

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Michel Serrault, Mathieu Kassovitz, Mehdi Benoufa, Robert Gendreu

Votes: 1,747

3

97. Lost in Translation (2003)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.8
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89 Metascore

A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris

Votes: 350,884 | Gross: $44.59M

"pampered ennui trilogy" (isolated, spoilt rich and or famous person suffering ennui despite having no real problems) 1

98. Marie Antoinette (2006)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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65 Metascore

The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Rip Torn, Judy Davis

Votes: 87,348 | Gross: $15.96M

2

99. Somewhere (2010)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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67 Metascore

After withdrawing to the Chateau Marmont, a passionless Hollywood actor reexamines his life when his eleven-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning, Chris Pontius, Erin Wasson

Votes: 38,505 | Gross: $1.77M

3

100. Gerry (2002)

R | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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54 Metascore

A friendship between two young men is tested when they go for a hike in a desert and forget to bring any water or food with them.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Casey Affleck, Matt Damon

Votes: 16,102 | Gross: $0.24M

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