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1. A River Runs Through It (1992)

PG | 123 min | Drama

7.3
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68 Metascore

The story about two sons of a stern minister -- one reserved, one rebellious -- growing up in rural Montana while devoted to fly fishing.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 45,874 | Gross: $43.44M

2. Legends of the Fall (1994)

R | 133 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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45 Metascore

In the early 1900s, three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of Montana are affected by betrayal, history, love, nature, and war.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond

Votes: 124,247 | Gross: $66.64M

3. The Big Lebowski (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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69 Metascore

"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 608,577 | Gross: $17.50M

4. Dopamine (2003)

R | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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52 Metascore

A San Franciscan computer programmer falls in love with a schoolteacher in the days after the dot.com boom.

Director: Mark Decena | Stars: John Livingston, Sabrina Lloyd, Bruno Campos, Rueben Grundy

Votes: 1,042 | Gross: $0.02M

5. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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93 Metascore

The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Votes: 307,376 | Gross: $51.97M

6. 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: 4,687 | Gross: $2.07M

7. Finding Forrester (2000)

PG-13 | 136 min | Drama

7.3
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62 Metascore

A young writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin

Votes: 76,453 | Gross: $51.80M

8. Scent of a Woman (1992)

R | 156 min | Drama

8.0
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59 Metascore

A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, James Rebhorn, Gabrielle Anwar

Votes: 215,247 | Gross: $63.90M

9. The Thing About My Folks (2005)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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48 Metascore

Ben's dad Sam shows up one night with a note from Ben's mother (Sam's wife of 46 years), that she has left. While Ben's wife and his three sisters try to find her, Ben takes Sam on a day ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond De Felitta | Stars: Paul Reiser, Peter Falk, Olympia Dukakis, Elizabeth Perkins

Votes: 2,177 | Gross: $0.81M

10. About Schmidt (2002)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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85 Metascore

A man upon retirement, embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding, only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates

Votes: 113,423 | Gross: $65.02M

11. Sideways (2004)

R | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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94 Metascore

Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

Votes: 161,477 | Gross: $71.50M

12. St. Elmo's Fire (1985)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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A group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Emilio Estevez

Votes: 30,600 | Gross: $37.80M

13. Pay It Forward (2000)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama

7.2
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40 Metascore

A young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance.

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Haley Joel Osment, Helen Hunt, Jay Mohr

Votes: 103,015 | Gross: $33.52M

14. Far from Heaven (2002)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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84 Metascore

In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson

Votes: 39,092 | Gross: $15.85M

15. The Way We Were (1973)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Lois Chiles

Votes: 18,382

16. My Life (1993)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

6.8
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A terminally ill man prepares for his death.

Director: Bruce Joel Rubin | Stars: Michael Keaton, Nicole Kidman, Bradley Whitford, Queen Latifah

Votes: 9,282 | Gross: $27.48M

17. Patch Adams (1998)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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25 Metascore

The true story of a heroic man, Hunter "Patch" Adams, determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. He ventured where no doctor had ventured before, using humour and pathos.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Robin Williams, Daniel London, Monica Potter, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 88,556 | Gross: $135.03M

18. Good Will Hunting (1997)

R | 126 min | Drama

8.3
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70 Metascore

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 697,603 | Gross: $138.43M

19. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

R | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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67 Metascore

In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana

Votes: 109,308 | Gross: $123.92M

20. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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79 Metascore

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

Votes: 319,001 | Gross: $95.86M

21. The Family Stone (2005)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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56 Metascore

An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.

Director: Thomas Bezucha | Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes, Diane Keaton

Votes: 53,563 | Gross: $60.06M

22. The Stepford Wives (2004)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.2
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42 Metascore

The secret to a Stepford wife lies behind the doors of the Men's Association of how women become different and immobilized robots.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick, Glenn Close

Votes: 53,063 | Gross: $59.48M

23. A Knight's Tale (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.9
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56 Metascore

After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell, Shannyn Sossamon

Votes: 148,884 | Gross: $56.57M

24. The Constant Gardener (2005)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.4
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82 Metascore

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Hubert Koundé

Votes: 119,639 | Gross: $33.58M

25. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama

9.3
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80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 1,914,970 | Gross: $28.34M

26. Up at the Villa (2000)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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57 Metascore

Superficial people are revealed and drastically changed by circumstance or luck in this a tale of death, seduction, blackmail and theft among British and Americans in Florence in the ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Haas | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sean Penn, Anne Bancroft, James Fox

Votes: 2,437 | Gross: $2.93M

27. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

PG | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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80 Metascore

Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: David Strathairn, George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels

Votes: 87,749 | Gross: $31.50M

28. Forever Young (1992)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.3
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During a cryogenics test, a pilot frozen in 1939 awakes in 1992 but time is running out, as his body starts to age rapidly.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Elijah Wood, Isabel Glasser

Votes: 39,524 | Gross: $55.96M

29. Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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74 Metascore

A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Swoosie Kurtz

Votes: 56,826 | Gross: $34.70M

30. Tuesdays with Morrie (1999 TV Movie)

89 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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A journalist finds himself questioning his own life when his best friend, a dying man, offers him some very powerful wisdom and advice for coping in relationships, careers and society.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Hank Azaria, Wendy Moniz, Caroline Aaron

Votes: 3,845

31. 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: 39,061 | Gross: $54.80M

32. 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: 28,954 | Gross: $57.92M

33. Juno (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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81 Metascore

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman

Votes: 446,436 | Gross: $143.50M

34. Hollywood Man (1976)

107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.2
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Hollywood action film star Rafe Stoker has sunk $130,000 of his own money into his own production, but can't find legitimate financing to complete the film. His mob-connected investor ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Starrett | Stars: William Smith, Jennifer Billingsley, Ray Girardin, Jude Farese

Votes: 163

35. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)

R | 123 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.4
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When the brilliant, but unorthodox scientist, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes, and later swears revenge.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Hulce

Votes: 45,688 | Gross: $22.01M

36. Elegy (I) (2008)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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66 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 20,461 | Gross: $3.58M

37. Rachel Getting Married (2008)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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82 Metascore

A young woman who has been in and out of rehab for the past ten years, returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Debra Winger, Sebastian Stan

Votes: 43,379 | Gross: $12.80M