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1. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Mystery

7.6
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During a rural summer picnic, a few students and a teacher from an Australian girls' school vanish without a trace. Their absence frustrates and haunts the people left behind.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Rachel Roberts, Anne-Louise Lambert, Vivean Gray, Helen Morse

Votes: 27,525 | Gross: $0.08M

2. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

NC-17 | 124 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband's restaurant.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Alan Howard

Votes: 29,217 | Gross: $7.72M

3. Juliet of the Spirits (1965)

Not Rated | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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81 Metascore

Visions, memories, and mysticism all help a 40-something woman to find the strength to leave her cheating husband.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Giulietta Masina, Sandra Milo, Mario Pisu, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 9,419 | Gross: $0.08M

4. Synecdoche, New York (2008)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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67 Metascore

A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play.

Director: Charlie Kaufman | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener

Votes: 64,402 | Gross: $3.08M

5. The Paperboy (2012)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

5.8
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45 Metascore

A reporter returns to his Florida home-town to investigate a case involving a death row inmate.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, Zac Efron

Votes: 31,369 | Gross: $0.69M

6. Coffin Island (1979– )

Mystery, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Frankreich während des ersten Weltkrieges: Im Militärhospital Besancon hält sich Krankenschwester Véronique d'Hergemont (Claude Jade) seit 14 Jahren vor ihrem verhaßten Ehemann Vorski ... See full summary »

Stars: Claude Jade, Jean-Paul Zehnacker, Yves Beneyton, Pascal Sellier

Votes: 298

7. Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)

Unrated | 193 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives preempted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Juliet Berto, Dominique Labourier, Bulle Ogier, Marie-France Pisier

Votes: 3,682 | Gross: $0.03M

8. L'invitation (1973)

100 min | Comedy

7.2
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After the death of his mother, middle-aged insurance employee inherits her small cottage surrounded by a garden. Selling the cottage which is situated on unexploited ground near the center ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Goretta | Stars: Jean-Luc Bideau, François Simon, Jean Champion, Corinne Coderey

Votes: 406

9. The Tin Drum (1979)

R | 142 min | Drama, War

7.6
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In 1924, Oskar Matzerath is born in the Free City of Danzig. At age three, he falls down a flight of stairs and stops growing. In 1939, World War II breaks out.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, Katharina Thalbach

Votes: 19,113

10. Ratcatcher (1999)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

7.5
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76 Metascore

An unabashed kid navigates the filthy world of 1973 Glasgow, preoccupying himself with the equally poor youth around him.

Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Tommy Flanagan, Mandy Matthews, William Eadie, Michelle Stewart

Votes: 6,783 | Gross: $0.22M

11. Wuthering Heights (2011)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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70 Metascore

A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy.

Director: Andrea Arnold | Stars: Kaya Scodelario, James Howson, Solomon Glave, Shannon Beer

Votes: 7,849 | Gross: $0.10M

12. Brand Upon the Brain! A Remembrance in 12 Chapters (2006)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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79 Metascore

Returned home to his long-estranged mother upon a request from her deathbed, a man raised by his parents in an orphanage has to confront the childhood memories that have long haunted him.

Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Gretchen Krich, Sullivan Brown, Maya Lawson, Katherine E. Scharhon

Votes: 3,014 | Gross: $0.23M

13. Brazil (1985)

R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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88 Metascore

A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error, and becomes an enemy of the state.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 164,380 | Gross: $9.93M

14. 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: 266,993 | Gross: $7.22M

15. A Man and a Woman (1966)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly they reveal themselves to each other, finding that each is a widow/widower. Each is slow ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Anouk Aimée, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Pierre Barouh, Valérie Lagrange

Votes: 7,703

16. Silent Light (2007)

136 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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79 Metascore

In a Mennonite community in Mexico, a father's faith is tested when he falls in love with a new woman.

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Cornelio Wall, Miriam Toews, Maria Pankratz, Peter Wall

Votes: 4,885 | Gross: $0.05M

17. Japón (2002)

R | 122 min | Drama

6.9
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76 Metascore

A painter from the big city goes to a remote canyon to commit suicide. To reach some calmness, he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old, religious woman. Although but a few words are spoken, love grows.

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Alejandro Ferretis, Magdalena Flores, Yolanda Villa, Martín Serrano

Votes: 2,640

18. Normande (1975)

117 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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The demands of her family and the stress of daily life drive the mind of a woman into permanent fantasy as a way to cope.

Director: Gilles Carle | Stars: Carole Laure, Raymond Cloutier, Reynald Bouchard, Carmen Giroux

Votes: 118

19. Mon Oncle (1958)

Not Rated | 117 min | Comedy

7.9
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Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law, and nephew, but he can't quite fit into the surroundings.

Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servantie, Lucien Frégis

Votes: 15,026

20. Mon oncle Antoine (1971)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

7.7
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Set in cold rural Quebec at Christmas time, we follow the coming of age of a young boy and the life of his family which owns the town's general store and undertaking business.

Director: Claude Jutra | Stars: Jacques Gagnon, Lyne Champagne, Jean Duceppe, Olivette Thibault

Votes: 2,220

21. Cat in the Sack (1964)

74 min | Drama

7.7
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A young journalist is unhappy with society and contemplates what he can do about it.

Director: Gilles Groulx | Stars: Barbara Ulrich, Claude Godbout, Manon Blain, Véronique Vilbert

Votes: 343

22. Kamouraska (1973)

R | 124 min | Drama, History

7.6
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Quebec, the 1830s and 1840s. As she attends the bedside of Jérôme, her second husband, Élisabeth recalls her youth, her marriage to her first husband, Antoine, life in remote Kamouraska ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Jutra | Stars: Geneviève Bujold, Richard Jordan, Marcel Cuvelier, Philippe Léotard

Votes: 292

23. Singapore sling: O anthropos pou agapise ena ptoma (1990)

Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

6.6
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A man searching for his long-lost lover is kidnapped by her killers, an insane, mother-daughter duo, and they force him to commit various sexual atrocities with them.

Director: Nikos Nikolaidis | Stars: Meredyth Herold, Panos Thanassoulis, Michele Valley

Votes: 1,730

24. L'araignée d'eau (1971)

76 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.2
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Director: Jean-Daniel Verhaeghe | Stars: Elisabeth Wiener, Marc Eyraud, Marie-Ange Dutheil, André Julien

Votes: 35

25. The Visitor (1974)

96 min | Drama

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In this off-beat romance, a grad student rents a house for three weeks to do her research. Soon after arriving, she discovers the house is haunted by a handsome and interesting ghost. ... See full synopsis »

Director: John Wright | Stars: Pia Shandel, Eric Peterson, Hetty Clews, Georgie Collins

26. Sitcom (1998)

Unrated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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The adventures of an upper-class suburban family abruptly confronted with the younger brother's discovery of his homosexuality, the elder sister's suicide attempt and sado-masochist ... See full summary »

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Évelyne Dandry, François Marthouret, Marina de Van, Adrien de Van

Votes: 4,010

27. Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1998)

R | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.8
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In Lapland Finland, under the eternal midnight sun, two ardent lovers will reunite once again after a long period apart, governed by a powerful and eloquent circular motif that is woven by destiny, faith and love.

Director: Julio Medem | Stars: Najwa Nimri, Fele Martínez, Nancho Novo, Maru Valdivielso

Votes: 16,126 | Gross: $0.50M

28. The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)

R | 125 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Alex, who's homeless and addicted to alcohol, and Michèle, who's losing her sight, form a relationship while sleeping rough on Paris's Pont-Neuf bridge.

Director: Leos Carax | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Denis Lavant, Daniel Buain, Klaus-Michael Grüber

Votes: 9,723 | Gross: $0.12M

29. Oslo, 31. august (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.7
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84 Metascore

One day in the life of Anders, a young recovering drug addict, who takes a brief leave from his treatment center to interview for a job and catch up with old friends in Oslo.

Director: Joachim Trier | Stars: Anders Danielsen Lie, Hans Olav Brenner, Ingrid Olava, Malin Crépin

Votes: 15,423 | Gross: $0.10M

30. 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: 1,200 | Gross: $0.05M

31. Wanda (1970)

GP | 102 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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In the coal mining region of Pennsylvania, Wanda Goronski is constantly drinking to shut out the problems in her life. Having deserted her husband and infant children, Wanda sleeps on her ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Loden | Stars: Barbara Loden, Michael Higgins, Dorothy Shupenes, Peter Shupenes

Votes: 1,619

32. A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

R | 155 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her mental illness proves to be a problem in the marriage.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands

Votes: 15,977

33. Les Plouffe (1981)

227 min | Drama

8.0
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The lives of the average Quebecois Plouffe family during the final years of the depression and through World War II.

Director: Gilles Carle | Stars: Gabriel Arcand, Rémi Laurent, Pierre Curzi, Juliette Huot

Votes: 362

34. Léolo (1992)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Young Leo Lauzon is torn between two worlds - the squalid Montreal tenement that he inhabits with his severely dysfunctional (and largely insane) family, and the imaginative world that he ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Claude Lauzon | Stars: Maxime Collin, Ginette Reno, Gilbert Sicotte, Julien Guiomar

Votes: 5,988 | Gross: $0.61M

35. Naked Lunch (1991)

R | 115 min | Drama

7.1
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67 Metascore

After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally kills his wife, and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands

Votes: 39,595 | Gross: $2.54M

36. Intimate Relations (1996)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Harold Guppy moves into the Beasley household as a lodger. Before long Mrs. Beasley falls for him and eventually ends up in his bed. Her 13-year old daughter Joyce is aware of what is ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Goodhew | Stars: Julie Walters, Rupert Graves, Matthew Walker, Laura Sadler

Votes: 648 | Gross: $0.01M

37. Heavenly Creatures (1994)

R | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent

Votes: 53,235 | Gross: $3.05M

38. Drowning by Numbers (1988)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Three generations of women all share the same problem: cheating husbands, and they want to put an end to it.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Bernard Hill, Joan Plowright, Juliet Stevenson, Joely Richardson

Votes: 6,754 | Gross: $0.42M

39. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

PG | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.7
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75 Metascore

In New Jersey in 1935, a movie character walks off the screen and into the real world.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Irving Metzman

Votes: 40,005 | Gross: $10.63M

40. Sleeper (1973)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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77 Metascore

A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck, Mary Gregory

Votes: 35,697

41. The Shiver of the Vampires (1971)

R | 95 min | Horror

5.8
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A young honeymooning couple stop for the night at an ancient castle. Unbeknownst to them, the castle is home to a horde of vampires, who have their own plans for the couple.

Director: Jean Rollin | Stars: Sandra Julien, Jean-Marie Durand, Jacques Robiolles, Michel Delahaye

Votes: 1,187

42. Bolero (1981)

173 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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Trough fabulous music, this movie tracks three generations of musicians and dancers from Russia, Germany, France and the U.S., from before World War II through the war and the Holocaust, to... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Robert Hossein, Nicole Garcia, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniel Olbrychski

Votes: 2,015

43. Miss O'Gynie et les hommes fleurs (1974)

102 min

4.0
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Pierre and Yves, two homosexuals, live a cozy love in a small Breton village until the arrival of Anne, the ex-girlfriend of Pierre, who will try to separate them.

Director: Samy Pavel | Stars: Martine Kelly, Richard Leduc, Niels Arestrup, Gino Da Ronch

Votes: 8

44. Trouble Every Day (2001)

Not Rated | 101 min | Horror, Thriller, Drama

6.0
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40 Metascore

Two American newlyweds in Paris experience a love so strong, it almost devours them.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Tricia Vessey, Béatrice Dalle, Alex Descas

Votes: 5,814 | Gross: $0.01M

45. Emmanuelle (1974)

Unrated | 95 min | Drama

5.3
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The wife of a French diplomat in Bangkok, Emmanuelle embarks on a voyage of sexual discovery.

Director: Just Jaeckin | Stars: Sylvia Kristel, Alain Cuny, Marika Green, Daniel Sarky

Votes: 8,045 | Gross: $8.72M

46. The Last Adventure (1967)

M | 112 min | Adventure, Drama

7.4
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Two adventurers and best friends, Roland and Manu, are the victims of a practical joke that costs Manu his pilot's license. With seeming contrition, the jokesters tell Roland and Manu about... See full summary »

Director: Robert Enrico | Stars: Alain Delon, Lino Ventura, Joanna Shimkus, Serge Reggiani

Votes: 2,157

47. 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

48. The Piano Teacher (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.5
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79 Metascore

A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.

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

Votes: 44,137 | Gross: $1.90M

49. La Cérémonie (1995)

Not Rated | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A new-hired maid for a rich countryside family befriends a post-office clerk, who encourages her to rebel against her employers.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Sandrine Bonnaire, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Cassel

Votes: 7,738 | Gross: $0.08M

50. La domination masculine (2009)

103 min | Documentary

6.5
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Director: Patric Jean | Stars: Marc Abécassis, Mélissa Blais, Denis Bujold, Francine Descarnes

Votes: 109

51. Grey Gardens (1975)

PG | 94 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton.

Directors: Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Muffie Meyer | Stars: Edith Bouvier Beale, Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale, Brooks Hyers

Votes: 9,478 | Gross: $0.03M

52. Delicatessen (1991)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

7.7
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66 Metascore

Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants.

Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Marie-Laure Dougnac, Dominique Pinon, Pascal Benezech, Jean-Claude Dreyfus

Votes: 70,874 | Gross: $1.79M

53. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)

R | 135 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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28 Metascore

A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Sheryl Lee, Ray Wise, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 68,468 | Gross: $4.16M

54. Daughters of Darkness (1971)

R | 87 min | Horror

6.7
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A newlywed couple are passing through a vacation resort. Their paths cross with a mysterious, strikingly beautiful countess and her aide.

Director: Harry Kümel | Stars: Delphine Seyrig, John Karlen, Danielle Ouimet, Andrea Rau

Votes: 3,361

55. The Shining (1980)

R | 146 min | Drama, Horror

8.4
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63 Metascore

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 690,782 | Gross: $44.02M

56. La vie nouvelle (2002)

102 min | Drama

6.6
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The story involves a young American who falls obsessively in love with a mysterious courtesan named Melania against the backdrop of a dilapidated Eastern European landscape.

Director: Philippe Grandrieux | Stars: Zachary Knighton, Anna Mouglalis, Marc Barbé, Zsolt Nagy

Votes: 760

57. Twentynine Palms (2003)

Unrated | 119 min | Drama

5.3
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43 Metascore

David, an independent photographer, and Katia, an unemployed woman, leave Los Angeles, en route to the southern California desert, where they search a natural set to use as a backdrop for a... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: Yekaterina Golubeva, David Wissak

Votes: 3,722 | Gross: $0.05M

58. The Double Life of Veronique (1991)

R | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

7.9
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86 Metascore

Two parallel stories about two identical women; one living in Poland, the other in France. They don't know each other, but their lives are nevertheless profoundly connected.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Irène Jacob, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Halina Gryglaszewska, Kalina Jedrusik

Votes: 32,285 | Gross: $2.00M

59. 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: 69,529 | Gross: $1.32M

60. L'enfer (2005)

102 min | Drama

6.9
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Three sisters share a connection to a violent incident from their childhood reunite to for the chance to come to terms with their past.

Director: Danis Tanovic | Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, Karin Viard, Marie Gillain, Guillaume Canet

Votes: 2,220

61. Les neiges du Kilimandjaro (2011)

90 min | Drama

7.2
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A union pensioner and his wife are robbed, but find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences.

Director: Robert Guédiguian | Stars: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Marilyne Canto

Votes: 3,237

62. Dogville (2003)

R | 178 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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60 Metascore

A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits the town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Lauren Bacall, Harriet Andersson

Votes: 116,769 | Gross: $1.53M

63. Melancholia (2011)

R | 135 min | Drama

7.1
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80 Metascore

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgård

Votes: 141,707 | Gross: $3.03M

64. The Master (2012)

R | 138 min | Drama

7.1
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86 Metascore

A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons

Votes: 117,474 | Gross: $16.38M

65. My Own Private Idaho (1991)

R | 104 min | Drama

7.1
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77 Metascore

Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo, William Richert

Votes: 40,572 | Gross: $6.40M

66. Le météore (2013)

85 min | Drama

7.2
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Forty-something Pierre is serving a fourteen year prison sentence. His mother, who is approaching eighty, visits him every week. Suzanne, Pierre's current wife, has moved on since he was ... See full summary »

Director: François Delisle | Stars: Noémie Godin-Vigneau, François Delisle, Dany Boudreault, Jacqueline Courtemanche

Votes: 210

67. Jesus of Montreal (1989)

R | 120 min | Drama

7.5
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A group of actors put on an unorthodox, but acclaimed Passion Play which incites the opposition of the Catholic Church while the actors' lives themselves begin to mirror the Passion itself.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Catherine Wilkening, Johanne-Marie Tremblay, Rémy Girard

Votes: 6,195 | Gross: $1.60M

68. 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

69. Electra Glide in Blue (1973)

PG | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Bored with his highway traffic duties, Arizona motorcycle patrolman John Wintergreen is assigned to Homicide where his polite investigative style irks his macho boss.

Director: James William Guercio | Stars: Robert Blake, Billy Green Bush, Mitchell Ryan, Jeannine Riley

Votes: 3,976

70. The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Antoine has always been fascinated with a hairdresser's delicate touch, the beguiling perfume and the figure of a woman with an opulent bosom, moreover, he knew that he would marry one, fulfilling his dream of a perfect and idealised love.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Jean Rochefort, Anna Galiena, Roland Bertin, Maurice Chevit

Votes: 7,615 | Gross: $1.16M

71. Ménage (1986)

84 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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A bisexual petty criminal named Bob encounters a married couple arguing in a bar. Bob breaks up the fight and proceeds to seduce first the wife and then the husband. Then Bob teaches the ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Michel Blanc, Miou-Miou, Michel Creton

Votes: 2,044 | Gross: $0.93M

72. Short Cuts (1993)

R | 188 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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79 Metascore

The day-to-day lives of several suburban Los Angeles residents.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Andie MacDowell, Julianne Moore, Tim Robbins, Bruce Davison

Votes: 37,410 | Gross: $6.11M

73. Savage Grace (2007)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

5.9
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51 Metascore

A dramatization of the shocking Barbara Daly Baekeland murder case, which happened in a posh London flat on Friday 17 November 1972. The bloody crime caused a stir on both sides of the Atlantic and remains one of the most memorable American Tragedies...

Director: Tom Kalin | Stars: Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne, Stephen Dillane, Anne Reid

Votes: 9,584 | Gross: $0.43M

74. Continental, un film sans fusil (2007)

G | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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The lives of four people intertwine after the disappearance of a man who wanders into the forest.

Director: Stéphane Lafleur | Stars: Marie-Ginette Guay, Gilbert Sicotte, Fanny Mallette, Réal Bossé

Votes: 589

75. Vampyros Lesbos (1971)

Unrated | 89 min | Horror

5.5
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An erotic horror tale about a vixen vampiress seducing and killing women to appease her insatiable thirst for female blood.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Soledad Miranda, Dennis Price, Paul Muller, Ewa Strömberg

Votes: 3,526

76. See How They Fall (1994)

90 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Simon is a sales representative about fifty. When Mickey, his cop friend, is being shot, he leaves everything to find the murderers. Two years before, Marx, an old gambler, met Frederic, a ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean Yanne, Mathieu Kassovitz, Bulle Ogier

Votes: 879

77. Another Woman (1988)

PG | 81 min | Drama

7.4
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Facing a mid-life crisis, a woman rents an apartment next to a psychiatrist's office to write a new book, only to become drawn to the plight of a pregnant woman seeking that doctor's help.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Mia Farrow, Ian Holm, Blythe Danner

Votes: 10,940 | Gross: $1.56M

78. Tourist Trap (1979)

PG | 90 min | Horror

6.2
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A group of young friends stranded at a secluded roadside museum are stalked by a masked assailant who uses his telekenetic powers to control the attraction's mannequins.

Director: David Schmoeller | Stars: Chuck Connors, Jocelyn Jones, Jon Van Ness, Robin Sherwood

Votes: 5,533

79. Kika (1993)

Unrated | 114 min | Comedy

6.5
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53 Metascore

Kika, a young cosmetologist, is called to the mansion of Nicolas, an American writer to make-up the corpse of his stepson, Ramon. Ramon, who is not dead, is revived by Kika's attentions and... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Peter Coyote, Verónica Forqué, Victoria Abril, Àlex Casanovas

Votes: 10,275 | Gross: $2.09M

80. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.8
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86 Metascore

A young woman separated from her lover by war faces a life-altering decision.

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel

Votes: 17,891 | Gross: $0.02M

81. Rats and Rabbits (2000)

90 min | Comedy

5.0
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A killer is loose and the mayor's head happens to be missing. Various ghetto misfits stomp through dreams, lust, and delusions, some trying to find the truth, some trying to hide it, others... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Furey | Stars: Paul Ahmarani, Carole Laure, Nigel Bennett, Andrew Tarbet

Votes: 60

82. Le banquet (2008)

95 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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A bloody drama and an apocalyptic vision of the universities, and more generally of Québec society.

Director: Sébastien Rose | Stars: Alexis Martin, Raymond Bouchard, Frédéric Pierre, Benoît McGinnis

Votes: 180

83. La vie heureuse de Léopold Z (1965)

68 min | Comedy

7.3
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A worker, called in a hurry to remove the snow in the city street, try to buy his remaining gifts in the tumult of Christmas eve without quitting his work.

Director: Gilles Carle | Stars: Guy L'Ecuyer, Paul Hébert, Suzanne Valéry, Monique Joly

Votes: 226

84. La vraie nature de Bernadette (1972)

115 min | Drama

7.3
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A woman imbued with naturalistic and libertarian theories leaves her city home to live in the countryside with her young son. There she meets a litigious farmer who fights against the banks... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Carle | Stars: Micheline Lanctôt, Donald Pilon, Reynald Bouchard, Robert Rivard

Votes: 350

85. Act of the Heart (1970)

GP | 103 min | Drama

6.3
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A woman's peculiar religious convictions lead her on a self-destructive path.

Director: Paul Almond | Stars: Geneviève Bujold, Donald Sutherland, Monique Leyrac, Sharon Acker

Votes: 146