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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.

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

2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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67 Metascore

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

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

3. Nightbreed (1990)

R | 102 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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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.

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

4. 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.

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

5. 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 psionic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psionics can stop.

Writers: Katsuhiro Ôtomo, Izô Hashimoto, Kevin Seymour, Heidi Wilbur, L. Michael Haller | Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Mitsuo Iwata, Tesshô Genda

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.

Writers: Michael Crichton, William Wisher Jr., Warren Lewis | Directors: John McTiernan, Michael Crichton | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora, Vladimir Kulich, Dennis Storhøi

7. Hellraiser (1987)

R | 94 min | Horror

7.1
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An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; demons are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

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

8. 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.

Writers: Hironobu Sakaguchi, Al Reinert, Jeff Vintar, Jack Fletcher, Ramin Mebdy | Directors: Hironobu Sakaguchi, Motonori Sakakibara | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Ming-Na Wen, Ving Rhames

9. Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

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

5.5
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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.

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

10. Madea's Family Reunion (2006)

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

4.9
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45 Metascore

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

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

11. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.8
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85 Metascore

A transsexual 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.

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

12. Johnny Got His Gun (1971)

R | 111 min | Drama, War

7.9
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Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death --- a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, ... See full summary »

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

13. 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 »

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

14. 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.

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

15. Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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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.

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

16. Madea Goes to Jail (2009)

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

4.0
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50 Metascore

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

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

17. Maximum Overdrive (1986)

R | 97 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.

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

18. 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.

Writers: Mike Birbiglia, Ira Glass, Joe Birbiglia, Seth Barrish | Directors: Mike Birbiglia, Seth Barrish | Stars: Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose, James Rebhorn, Carol Kane

19. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Two minor characters from the play, "Hamlet" stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.

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

20. The Great Train Robbery (1978)

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.

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

21. The Exorcist III (1990)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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A police lieutenant in Georgetown mourns the anniversary of a priest's death as a serial killer strikes.

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

22. Persepolis (2007)

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

8.0
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90 Metascore

Poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution.

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

23. Meet the Browns (2008)

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

3.8
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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.

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

24. Jesus Henry Christ (2012)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy

6.4
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41 Metascore

At the age of ten, Henry James Hermin, 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.

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

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.

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

26. 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 »

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

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

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father ... See full summary »

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

28. Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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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".

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

29. The Butterfly Room (2012)

87 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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Ann, a reclusive elegant lady, with an obsession for butterflies, is surprisingly befriended by the eerily beautiful young Alice. Using her seductive innocence, Alice establishes a ... See full summary »

Writers: Jonathan Zarantonello, Paolo Guerrieri, Luigi Sardiello | Director: Jonathan Zarantonello | Stars: Barbara Steele, Ray Wise, Erica Leerhsen, Heather Langenkamp

30. 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.

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

31. The Ninth Configuration (1980)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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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 »

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

32. 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 »

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

33. 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.

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

34. Zoot Suit (1981)

R | 103 min | Drama, Musical

6.7
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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 »

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

35. 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 »

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

36. 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 »

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

37. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2002)

110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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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.

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

38. Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (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.

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

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

178 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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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.

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

40. 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 »

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

41. Venus Wars (1989)

Not Rated | 102 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

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 »

Writers: George Roubicek, Yuichi Sasamoto, Yoshikazu Yasuhiko | Director: Yoshikazu Yasuhiko | Stars: Katsuhide Uekusa, Ben Fairman, Yûko Mizutani, Anna Alba

42. Metti, una sera a cena (1969)

R | 125 min | Drama

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Writers: Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, Dario Argento, Carlo Carunchio | Director: Giuseppe Patroni Griffi | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Tony Musante, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Lino Capolicchio

43. 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

44. An Ordinary Execution (2010)

105 min | Drama, History

6.4
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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.

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

45. 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.

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

46. Birds in Peru (1968)

X | 95 min | Drama

5.4
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Writer: Romain Gary | Director: Romain Gary | Stars: Jean Seberg, Maurice Ronet, Pierre Brasseur, Danielle Darrieux

47. 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.

Writers: Lawrence Schiller, James Willwerth, Norman Mailer | Director: Lawrence Schiller | Stars: Ving Rhames, Ron Silver, Bruno Kirby, Darryl Alan Reed

48. The New Wizard of Oz (1914)

59 min | Family, Fantasy, Adventure

5.1
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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 »

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

49. Secret Friends (1991)

97 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.0
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During a train ride, an anxiety attack leads middle-aged illustrator John into an identity crisis. As his marital problems merge and blur into his fantasy life with prostitutes and call ... See full summary »

Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: Dennis Potter | Stars: Alan Bates, Gina Bellman, Frances Barber, Tony Doyle

50. Bremen Freedom (1972 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama

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A very stylized TV version of the Fassbinder play. The set consists of a few pieces of furniture in front of a large screen on which coastal scenery is back projected. Geesche is a ... See full summary »

Writers: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Dietrich Lohmann | Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Margit Carstensen, Wolfgang Schenck, Wolfgang Kieling, Lilo Pempeit