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1. The Imitation Game (2014)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

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73 Metascore

During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Writers: Andrew Hodges, Graham Moore | Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

2. 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.

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

3. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

9.2
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100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Writers: Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

4. Stand by Me (1986)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama

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After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

Writers: Stephen King, Raynold Gideon, Bruce A. Evans | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

5. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

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The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

Creator: Larry Gelbart | Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr

6. Grantchester (2014– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery | Active

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Adapted from book series by James Runcie; Cambridgeshire clergyman Sidney Chambers finds himself investigating a series of mysterious wrongdoings in his small village of Grantchester.

Stars: James Norton, Robson Green, Morven Christie, Tessa Peake-Jones

7. Big Eyes (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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62 Metascore

A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

Writers: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman

8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

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A young girl, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.

Creator: Joss Whedon | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head

9. Back to the Future (1985)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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86 Metascore

A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

10. Call the Midwife (2012– )

60 min | Drama | Active

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The lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s.

Creator: Heidi Thomas | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Jenny Agutter, Laura Main, Helen George

11. Grease (1978)

PG-13 | 110 min | Musical, Romance

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70 Metascore

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Writers: Jim Jacobs, Warren Casey, Bronte Woodard, Allan Carr | Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway

12. The Incredibles (2004)

PG | 115 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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90 Metascore

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

Writer: Brad Bird | Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

13. Watchmen (2009)

R | 162 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.6
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56 Metascore

In an alternate 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.

Writers: David Hayter, Alex Tse, Dave Gibbons | Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman

14. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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89 Metascore

Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.

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

15. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 200 min | Crime, Drama

9.1
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80 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.

Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

16. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama

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72 Metascore

After a brilliant but asocial mathematician accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Writers: Akiva Goldsman, Sylvia Nasar | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

17. 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...

Writers: Howard A. Rodman, Natalie Robins, Steven M.L. Aronson | Director: Tom Kalin | Stars: Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne, Stephen Dillane, Anne Reid

18. Shutter Island (2010)

R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

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63 Metascore

In 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding near-by.

Writers: Laeta Kalogridis, Dennis Lehane | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

19. My Week with Marilyn (2011)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama

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65 Metascore

Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl (1957).

Writers: Adrian Hodges, Colin Clark | Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Julia Ormond

20. Blow (2001)

R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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52 Metascore

The story of George Jung, the man who established the American cocaine market in the 1970s.

Writers: Bruce Porter, David McKenna, Nick Cassavetes | Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Franka Potente, Rachel Griffiths

21. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

PG-13 | 166 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

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70 Metascore

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.

Writers: Eric Roth, Robin Swicord, F. Scott Fitzgerald | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond

22. Lee Daniels' The Butler (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Drama

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66 Metascore

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.

Writers: Danny Strong, Wil Haygood | Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda

23. Big Fish (2003)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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58 Metascore

A son tries to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths he told about his life.

Writers: Daniel Wallace, John August | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

24. Masters of Sex (2013– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

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Drama about the pioneers of the science of human sexuality whose research touched off the sexual revolution.

Creator: Michelle Ashford | Stars: Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan, Caitlin FitzGerald, Teddy Sears

25. Cars (2006)

G | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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73 Metascore

A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.

Writers: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft, Jorgen Klubien, Dan Fogelman, Kiel Murray, Phil Lorin, Bonnie Hunt, Robert L. Baird, Daniel Gerson, Don Lake, Steve Purcell, Dan Scanlon | Directors: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft | Stars: Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman, Larry the Cable Guy

26. L.A. Confidential (1997)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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90 Metascore

As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

Writers: James Ellroy, Brian Helgeland, Curtis Hanson | Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

27. Walk the Line (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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72 Metascore

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

Writers: Johnny Cash, Gill Dennis, James Mangold | Director: James Mangold | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick

28. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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78 Metascore

The mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth, so Hellboy and his team must save the world from the rebellious creatures.

Writers: Guillermo del Toro, Mike Mignola | Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, John Alexander

29. The Master (2012)

R | 144 min | Drama

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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.

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

30. Get on Up (2014)

PG-13 | 139 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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71 Metascore

A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.

Writers: Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Steven Baigelman | Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis

31. The Tree of Life (2011)

PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, Fantasy

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85 Metascore

The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings.

Writer: Terrence Malick | Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken

32. MASH (1970)

R | 116 min | Comedy, War, Drama

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79 Metascore

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and hijinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.

Writers: Richard Hooker, Ring Lardner Jr. | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman

33. The Hours (2002)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

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81 Metascore

The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.

Writers: Michael Cunningham, David Hare | Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Ed Harris

34. Chocolat (2000)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance

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64 Metascore

A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.

Writers: Joanne Harris, Robert Nelson Jacobs | Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss

35. Lolita (1997)

R | 137 min | Drama, Romance

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46 Metascore

A man marries his landlady so he can take advantage of her daughter.

Writers: Vladimir Nabokov, Stephen Schiff | Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Dominique Swain, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella

36. Jersey Boys (2014)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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54 Metascore

The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons.

Writers: Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza

37. Magnolia (1999)

R | 188 min | Drama

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77 Metascore

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

38. La Vie en Rose (2007)

PG-13 | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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66 Metascore

The life story of singer Édith Piaf.

Writers: Isabelle Sobelman, Olivier Dahan | Director: Olivier Dahan | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Emmanuelle Seigner

39. Young Guns II (1990)

PG-13 | 104 min | Western

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Billy "The Kid" and his gang is wanted by the law, and when "Doc" Scurlock and Chavez are captured, Billy has to save them. They escape and set south for Mexico. "Let's hire a thief to ... See full summary »

Writer: John Fusco | Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christian Slater

40. Back to the Future Part II (1989)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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57 Metascore

After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985... without interfering with his first trip.

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson

41. Revolutionary Road (2008)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance

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69 Metascore

A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children.

Writers: Justin Haythe, Richard Yates | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Christopher Fitzgerald, Jonathan Roumie

42. Philomena (2013)

PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Drama

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76 Metascore

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

Writers: Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope, Martin Sixsmith | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham

43. The Good Shepherd (2006)

R | 167 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.7
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61 Metascore

The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life.

Writer: Eric Roth | Director: Robert De Niro | Stars: Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

44. On the Road (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Drama

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56 Metascore

Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.

Writers: Jack Kerouac, Jose Rivera | Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams

45. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

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86 Metascore

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

Creators: Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

46. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure

6.2
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65 Metascore

Famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.

Writers: David Koepp, George Lucas, Jeff Nathanson, Philip Kaufman | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, Karen Allen

47. Lolita (1962)

Approved | 152 min | Drama, Romance

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A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a fourteen-year-old nymphet.

Writer: Vladimir Nabokov | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon, Gary Cockrell

48. Clue (1985)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

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36 Metascore

Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery.

Writers: John Landis, Jonathan Lynn | Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd

49. The Iron Giant (1999)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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85 Metascore

A boy makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.

Writers: Tim McCanlies, Brad Bird, Ted Hughes | Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel

50. Space Cowboys (2000)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.4
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73 Metascore

When a retired engineer is called upon to rescue a failing satellite, he insists that his equally old teammates accompany him into space.

Writers: Ken Kaufman, Howard Klausner | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, James Garner