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1. Sin City (2005)

R | 124 min | Crime, Thriller

8.1
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74 Metascore

A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption.

Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba

Votes: 662,001 | Gross: $74.10M

2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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67 Metascore

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd

Votes: 355,998 | Gross: $17.74M

3. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

8.1
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76 Metascore

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Mitsuo Iwata, Tesshô Genda

Votes: 107,512 | Gross: $0.44M

4. Hellraiser (1987)

R | 94 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.0
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An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; demons are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

Director: Clive Barker | Stars: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman

Votes: 77,295 | Gross: $14.56M

5. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)

PG-13 | 106 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.4
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49 Metascore

A scientist makes a last stand on Earth with the help of a ragtag team of soldiers against an invasion of alien phantoms.

Directors: Hironobu Sakaguchi, Motonori Sakakibara | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Ming-Na Wen, Ving Rhames

Votes: 72,940 | Gross: $32.13M

6. The 13th Warrior (1999)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.6
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42 Metascore

A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Stopping at a Viking village port to restock on supplies, he finds himself unwittingly embroiled on a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land.

Directors: John McTiernan, Michael Crichton | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora, Dennis Storhøi, Vladimir Kulich

Votes: 101,907 | Gross: $32.69M

7. Doubt (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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68 Metascore

A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student.

Director: John Patrick Shanley | Stars: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis

Votes: 100,031 | Gross: $33.42M

8. Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder (2000 TV Movie)

178 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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About the infamous murder of six year old child beauty pageant contestant Jonbenet Ramsey and the hysterical media coverage that made the investigation even more difficult.

Director: Lawrence Schiller | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Marg Helgenberger, Ronny Cox, Ken Howard

Votes: 480

9. Maximum Overdrive (1986)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.4
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A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal.

Director: Stephen King | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 23,467 | Gross: $7.43M

10. A Real Young Girl (1976)

Unrated | 89 min | Drama

5.5
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55 Metascore

August, 1963; Alice, 14, an only child, and physically well developed, is home for vacation. She's moody, silent, keeps a diary, and explores tactile sensations with broken eggs, candle wax... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Charlotte Alexandra, Hiram Keller, Rita Maiden, Bruno Balp

Votes: 2,658 | Gross: $0.00M

11. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.8
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85 Metascore

A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski

Votes: 26,492 | Gross: $3.03M

12. Lord of Illusions (1995)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult, who are waiting for the resurrection of their leader Nix. 13 years ago, Nix was... See full summary »

Director: Clive Barker | Stars: Scott Bakula, Kevin J. O'Connor, Joseph Latimore, Sheila Tousey

Votes: 11,234 | Gross: $13.29M

13. Madea Goes to Jail (2009)

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

4.2
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50 Metascore

Mischievous grandma Madea lands in jail, where she meets a variety of mixed-up characters.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tyler Perry, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Derek Luke, David Mann

Votes: 9,610 | Gross: $90.49M

14. Nightbreed (1990)

R | 102 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.5
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A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of monsters are hiding from humanity.

Director: Clive Barker | Stars: Craig Sheffer, David Cronenberg, Anne Bobby, Charles Haid

Votes: 14,572 | Gross: $8.86M

15. Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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54 Metascore

The big screen adaptation of Perry's stage play about the trials of marriage, and what happens to one family when a sexy young temptress arrives on the scene.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson, Sharon Leal, Malik Yoba

Votes: 9,884 | Gross: $55.18M

16. The Exorcist III (1990)

R | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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A police lieutenant uncovers more than he bargained for as his investigation of a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased 'Gemini' serial killer, lead him to question the patients of a psychiatric ward.

Director: William Peter Blatty | Stars: George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Brad Dourif, Jason Miller

Votes: 18,001 | Gross: $26.10M

17. Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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36 Metascore

A couple's seemingly solid marriage begins to crumble when the wife discovers that her husband intends to divorce her.

Director: Darren Grant | Stars: Kimberly Elise, Steve Harris, Tyler Perry, Cicely Tyson

Votes: 10,549 | Gross: $50.38M

18. Persepolis (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.0
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90 Metascore

A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands, Danielle Darrieux

Votes: 70,853 | Gross: $4.44M

19. Madea's Family Reunion (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.0
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45 Metascore

While planning her family reunion, a pistol-packing grandma must contend with the other dramas on her plate, including the runaway who has been placed under her care, and her love-troubled nieces.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tyler Perry, Blair Underwood, Lynn Whitfield, Boris Kodjoe

Votes: 9,008 | Gross: $63.23M

20. Johnny Got His Gun (1971)

R | 111 min | Drama, War

7.9
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A World War I soldier, rendered blind, deaf, limbless, and mute by a horrific artillery shell attack, finds a unique way of communicating with his doctors.

Director: Dalton Trumbo | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Kathy Fields, Marsha Hunt, Jason Robards

Votes: 11,980

21. Sleepwalk with Me (2012)

PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy

6.8
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71 Metascore

A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.

Directors: Mike Birbiglia, Seth Barrish | Stars: Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose, James Rebhorn, Carol Kane

Votes: 9,855 | Gross: $2.26M

22. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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67 Metascore

The movie is a coming-of-age drama about a boy growing up in Astoria, N.Y., during the 1980s. As his friends end up dead, on drugs or in prison, he comes to believe he has been saved from their fate by various so-called saints.

Director: Dito Montiel | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Rosario Dawson, Shia LaBeouf, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 22,334 | Gross: $0.52M

23. The Great Train Robbery (1979)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.0
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In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down, Alan Webb

Votes: 11,733

24. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Two minor characters from the play, "Hamlet" stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.

Director: Tom Stoppard | Stars: Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Richard Dreyfuss, Livio Badurina

Votes: 17,091 | Gross: $0.74M

25. The Hottest State (2006)

R | 117 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.2
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45 Metascore

A young actor from Texas tries to make it in New York while struggling in his relationship with a beautiful singer/songwriter.

Director: Ethan Hawke | Stars: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Laura Linney, Mark Webber, Daniel Ross Owens

Votes: 2,413 | Gross: $0.03M

26. The Ninth Configuration (1980)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.2
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A new commanding officer arrives at a remote castle serving as an insane asylum for crazy and AWOL U.S. Army soldiers where he attempts to rehabilitate them by allowing them to live out ... See full summary »

Director: William Peter Blatty | Stars: Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson, Jason Miller, Ed Flanders

Votes: 4,101

27. Meet the Browns (2008)

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

4.0
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45 Metascore

A single mom takes her family to Georgia for the funeral of her father -- a man she never met. There, her clan is introduced to the crass, fun-loving Brown family.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tamela J. Mann, Angela Bassett, Tyler Perry, David Mann

Votes: 5,741 | Gross: $41.94M

28. Going Places (1974)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeois characters value: ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Patrick Dewaere, Miou-Miou, Jeanne Moreau

Votes: 6,225

29. A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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A charming womanizer has to find a way to get $80 to elope to Hawaii with his one true love, or else go to his father's chosen business school.

Director: William Richert | Stars: River Phoenix, Ann Magnuson, Meredith Salenger, Ione Skye

Votes: 2,045 | Gross: $6.26M

30. Oleanna (1994)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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Student Carol visits Professor John to discuss how she failed his course but the discussion takes awkward turn.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: William H. Macy, Debra Eisenstadt, Diego Pineda, Scott Zigler

Votes: 2,391 | Gross: $0.12M

31. Zoot Suit (1981)

R | 103 min | Drama, Musical

6.8
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A kind of musical accompanying the story of the early 1940's and the effect that the "zoot suit" (a man's suit of long jacket and pegged pants, always worn with a long keychain that looped ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Valdez | Stars: Daniel Valdez, Edward James Olmos, Charles Aidman, Tyne Daly

Votes: 834

32. Maybe Baby (2000)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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46 Metascore

A comedy about a couple (Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson) who are trying to conceive a child.

Directors: Ben Elton, Hugh Laurie | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Joely Richardson, Matthew Macfadyen, Adrian Lester

Votes: 4,998 | Gross: $0.01M

33. The Butterfly Room (2012)

87 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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A reclusive and butterfly-obsessed elderly lady suffering from bipolar disorder develops a disturbing relationship with a mysterious but seemingly innocent youngster.

Director: Jonathan Zarantonello | Stars: Barbara Steele, Ray Wise, Erica Leerhsen, Heather Langenkamp

Votes: 1,308

34. Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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36 Metascore

Various stories of how crack cocaine has infiltrated the inner-city streets. Based on Buddy Giovinazzo's novel "Life is Hot in Cracktown".

Director: Buddy Giovinazzo | Stars: Evan Ross, Stephanie Lugo, Maurice Blake, Omar Regan

Votes: 1,569

35. Ruben Guthrie (2015)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.6
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Ruben Guthrie is the story of one man not only battling the bottle, but the city that won't let him put it down.

Director: Brendan Cowell | Stars: Patrick Brammall, Alex Dimitriades, Abbey Lee, Harriet Dyer

Votes: 394

36. Personal Velocity (2002)

R | 86 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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70 Metascore

Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.

Director: Rebecca Miller | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, Parker Posey, Fairuza Balk, John Ventimiglia

Votes: 3,171 | Gross: $0.77M

37. Jesus Henry Christ (2011)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy

6.4
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41 Metascore

At the age of ten, Henry James Herman, a boy who was conceived in a petri-dish and raised by his feminist mother, follows a string of Post-It notes in hopes of finding his biological father.

Director: Dennis Lee | Stars: Jason Spevack, Toni Collette, Michael Sheen, Samantha Weinstein

Votes: 5,066 | Gross: $0.01M

38. Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

4.7
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Writer, ex-con and 40-something bottle-baby Tim Madden, who is prone to black-outs, awakens from a two-week bender to discover a pool of blood in his car, a blond woman's severed head in ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Mailer | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Isabella Rossellini, Debra Stipe, Wings Hauser

Votes: 965 | Gross: $0.86M

39. The Learning Tree (1969)

M | 107 min | Drama

7.2
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The story, set in Kansas during the 1920s, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager, and documents the veritable deluge of events which force him into sudden manhood. The ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Parks | Stars: Kyle Johnson, Alex Clarke, Estelle Evans, Dana Elcar

Votes: 605

40. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2002)

110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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65 Metascore

Two youths sent for a Maoist "re-education" in the mountains fall in love with the village tailor's granddaughter.

Director: Sijie Dai | Stars: Xun Zhou, Kun Chen, Ye Liu, Shuangbao Wang

Votes: 3,805 | Gross: $0.67M

41. Venus Wars (1989)

Not Rated | 102 min | Animation, Action, Drama

6.8
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The new frontier of Venus has degenerated into a dystopia ravaged by the civil war between Ishtar and Aphrodia. Bubbly reporter Susan Sommers arrives in the capitol of Aphrodia just before ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshikazu Yasuhiko | Stars: Katsuhide Uekusa, Ben Fairman, Yûko Mizutani, Anna Alba

Votes: 1,040

42. That Championship Season (1982)

R | 110 min | Drama

6.3
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It started as a friendly meeting between 4 old buddies with their basketball coach and ended up in revealing the truth about their relationship. The meeting forces the five men to reveal ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Miller | Stars: Bruce Dern, Stacy Keach, Robert Mitchum, Martin Sheen

Votes: 464

43. American Tragedy (2000 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 170 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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Johnnie Cochran defends O.J. Simpson who is on trial for his wife's murder.

Director: Lawrence Schiller | Stars: Ving Rhames, Ron Silver, Bruno Kirby, Darryl Alan Reed

Votes: 186

44. Pursuit (1972 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama, Thriller

5.9
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A political extremist plans to spread stolen nerve gas in a city where a political convention is being held. Government agents are sent to catch him.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Ben Gazzara, E.G. Marshall, William Windom, Joseph Wiseman

Votes: 166

45. Birds in Peru (1968)

X | 95 min | Drama

5.4
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A young woman, unsatisfied by her husband, searches for sex in the brothels of a seaside town.

Director: Romain Gary | Stars: Jean Seberg, Maurice Ronet, Pierre Brasseur, Danielle Darrieux

Votes: 72

46. Metti, una sera a cena (1969)

R | 125 min | Drama

6.9
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A liberal-thinking author watches his wife as she attempts to seduce his best friend at a dinner party.

Director: Giuseppe Patroni Griffi | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Tony Musante, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Lino Capolicchio

Votes: 101

47. Blackeyes (1989 TV Mini-Series)

196 min | Drama

7.3
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Blackeyes is an attempt to explore "what does go on between men and women in their heads, to show the possibilities of the ways that they see each other." Complex and multi-layered, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Gough, Carol Royle, Nigel Planer, Gina Bellman

Votes: 136

48. An Ordinary Execution (2010)

105 min | Drama, History

6.5
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Moscow, 1952. Anna is taken to the Kremlin where she has to cure Stanlin himself. She needs to keep the secret at all costs and as her relationship with the URSS leader grows, her couple with Vassilli tumbles.

Director: Marc Dugain | Stars: André Dussollier, Marina Hands, Edouard Baer, Denis Podalydès

Votes: 381

49. The New Wizard of Oz (1914)

59 min | Family, Fantasy, Adventure

5.0
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A wicked king has taken over the Emerald City, and wants his daughter, Princess Gloria, to marry the horrid courtier Googly-Goo, though she loves Pon, the Gardener's Boy. The camera now ... See full summary »

Director: L. Frank Baum | Stars: Violet MacMillan, Frank Moore, Pierre Couderc, Fred Woodward

Votes: 337

50. Toute la beauté du monde (2006)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

4.7
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This is the story of Franck and Tina. Franck loves Tina, but she can't love him. The man of her life has just died and she's having a nervous breakdown. During a journey to Asia, where Tina... See full summary »

Director: Marc Esposito | Stars: Marc Lavoine, Zoé Félix, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Albane Duterc

Votes: 241