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1. Californication (2007–2014)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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A self-loathing, alcoholic writer attempts to repair his damaged relationships with his daughter and her mother while combating sex addiction, a budding drug problem, and the seeming inability to avoid making bad decisions.

Creator: Tom Kapinos | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Evan Handler, Pamela Adlon

2. True Blood (2008–2014)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.0
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Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill, a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire.

Creator: Alan Ball | Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten

3. Requiem for a Dream (2000)

R | 102 min | Drama

8.4
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68 Metascore

The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions become stronger.

Writers: Hubert Selby Jr., Darren Aronofsky | Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

4. Flight (I) (2012)

R | 138 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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76 Metascore

An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling.

Writer: John Gatins | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Denzel Washington, Nadine Velazquez, Don Cheadle, John Goodman

5. August: Osage County (2013)

R | 121 min | Drama

7.3
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58 Metascore

A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

Writer: Tracy Letts | Director: John Wells | Stars: Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney, Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis

6. American Gangster (2007)

R | 157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East.

Writers: Steven Zaillian, Mark Jacobson | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin

7. Let Me In (2010)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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79 Metascore

A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.

Writers: Matt Reeves, John Ajvide Lindqvist | Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Cara Buono

8. Shame (2011)

NC-17 | 101 min | Drama

7.3
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72 Metascore

In New York City, Brandon's carefully cultivated private life -- which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction -- is disrupted when his sister arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay.

Writers: Steve McQueen, Abi Morgan | Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Lucy Walters

9. Magnolia (1999)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.0
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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

10. Kill Your Darlings (2013)

R | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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65 Metascore

A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.

Writers: Austin Bunn, John Krokidas | Director: John Krokidas | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Ben Foster

11. Nurse Jackie (2009– )

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A drug-addicted nurse struggles to find a balance between the demands of her frenetic job at a New York City hospital and an array of personal dramas.

Creators: Liz Brixius, Evan Dunsky, Linda Wallem | Stars: Edie Falco, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa

12. Thanks for Sharing (2012)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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54 Metascore

A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon: sex addiction.

Writers: Stuart Blumberg, Matt Winston | Director: Stuart Blumberg | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Gad

13. Let the Right One In (2008)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror

8.0
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82 Metascore

Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.

Writer: John Ajvide Lindqvist | Director: Tomas Alfredson | Stars: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl

14. Two for the Money (2005)

R | 122 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller

6.2
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50 Metascore

After suffering a career-ending injury, a former college football star aligns himself with one of the most renowned touts in the sports-gambling business.

Writer: Dan Gilroy | Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Al Pacino, Rene Russo, Armand Assante

15. The Basketball Diaries (1995)

R | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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46 Metascore

Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction. As a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school ... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Carroll, Bryan Goluboff | Director: Scott Kalvert | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Marilyn Sokol, James Madio

16. Penelope (2006)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.9
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48 Metascore

A modern romantic tale about a young aristocratic heiress born under a curse that can only be broken when she finds true love with "one who will love her faithfully."

Writer: Leslie Caveny | Director: Mark Palansky | Stars: Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Reese Witherspoon, Richard E. Grant

17. Mr. Brooks (2007)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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45 Metascore

A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.

Writers: Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon | Director: Bruce A. Evans | Stars: Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, William Hurt, Dane Cook

18. Surrogates (2009)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.3
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45 Metascore

Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.

Writers: Michael Ferris, John D. Brancato, Robert Venditti, Brett Weldele | Director: Jonathan Mostow | Stars: Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, Ving Rhames, Rosamund Pike

19. La Vie en Rose (2007)

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

7.7
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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

20. Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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Chris Parker agrees to babysit after her "dread" date stands her up. Expecting a dull evening, Chris settles down with three kids for a night of TV... and boredom. But when her frantic ... See full summary »

Writer: David Simkins | Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan, Anthony Rapp

21. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Music

6.7
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63 Metascore

Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.

Writers: Judd Apatow, Jake Kasdan | Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, David Krumholtz, Nat Faxon

22. Candy (2006)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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57 Metascore

A poet falls in love with an art student who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and despair.

Writers: Luke Davies, Neil Armfield | Director: Neil Armfield | Stars: Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Budge

23. Smashed (2012)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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71 Metascore

A married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of alcohol gets their relationship put to the test when the wife decides to get sober.

Writers: Susan Burke, James Ponsoldt | Director: James Ponsoldt | Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally

24. Wicked Blood (2014 Video)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.4
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Hannah and Amber Baker are trapped in a dark Southern underworld of violence, drugs and bikers. Both live in fear of their "Uncle Frank" Stinson, the ruthless leader of a crime organization.

Writer: Mark Young | Director: Mark Young | Stars: Abigail Breslin, Alexa PenaVega, Sean Bean, James Purefoy

25. Caprica (2009–2010)

60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Two families, the Graystones and the Adamas, live together on a peaceful planet known as Caprica, where a startling breakthrough in artificial intelligence brings about unforeseen consequences. A spin-off of the Sci Fi Channel series "Battlestar Galactica" set 50 years prior to the events of that show.

Creators: Remi Aubuchon, Ronald D. Moore | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, Paula Malcomson, Alessandra Torresani

26. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)

R | 98 min | Horror, Musical, Sci-Fi

6.7
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32 Metascore

A worldwide epidemic encourages a biotech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.

Writers: Darren Smith, Terrance Zdunich | Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Paul Sorvino, Anthony Head, Alexa PenaVega, Sarah Brightman

27. Fierce People (2005)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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54 Metascore

A massage therapist looking to overcome her addictions and reconnect with her son, whose father is an anthropologist in South America studying the Yanomani people, moves in with a wealthy ex-client in New Jersey.

Writer: Dirk Wittenborn | Director: Griffin Dunne | Stars: Diane Lane, Donald Sutherland, Anton Yelchin, Chris Evans

28. Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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65 Metascore

A series of vignettes that all have coffee and cigarettes in common.

Writer: Jim Jarmusch | Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Bill Murray, Tom Waits, Roberto Benigni, RZA

29. Country Strong (2010)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Music

6.3
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45 Metascore

A rising country-music songwriter works with a fallen star to work their way fame, causing romantic complications along the way.

Writer: Shana Feste | Director: Shana Feste | Stars: Garrett Hedlund, Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester, Tim McGraw

30. When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)

R | 126 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.

Writers: Ronald Bass, Al Franken | Director: Luis Mandoki | Stars: Meg Ryan, Andy Garcia, Ellen Burstyn, Tina Majorino

31. The Snowtown Murders (2011)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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66 Metascore

Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.

Writers: Shaun Grant, Justin Kurzel, Debi Marshall, Andrew McGarry | Director: Justin Kurzel | Stars: Lucas Pittaway, Daniel Henshall, Louise Harris, Bob Adriaens

32. Lucky You (2007)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

5.9
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49 Metascore

A hotshot poker player tries to win a tournament in Vegas, but is fighting a losing battle with his personal problems.

Writers: Eric Roth, Curtis Hanson | Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, Robert Duvall, Phyllis Somerville

33. Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)

R | 118 min | Drama

7.2
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63 Metascore

A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.

Writer: Allan Loeb | Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro, Alison Lohman, David Duchovny

34. DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.4
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An investigation into the long-obscured mystery of dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a molecule found in nearly every living organism and considered the most potent psychedelic on Earth.

Writers: Mitch Schultz, Rick Strassman | Director: Mitch Schultz | Stars: Joe Rogan, Ralph Abraham, Joel Bakst, Steven Barker

35. Rubicon (2010– )

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Will Travers is an analyst at a New York City-based federal intelligence agency who is thrown into a story where nothing is as it appears to be.

Creator: Jason Horwitch | Stars: James Badge Dale, Jessica Collins, Lauren Hodges, Dallas Roberts

36. The Cleaner (2008–2009)

Drama | Active

7.1
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A guy transforms his life by taking control over his addictions and using his story to help others.

Creators: Robert Munic, Jonathan Prince | Stars: Grace Park, Benjamin Bratt, Amy Price-Francis, Esteban Powell

37. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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65 Metascore

A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family.

Writer: Kim Jee-woon | Director: Kim Jee-woon | Stars: Kap-su Kim, Jung-ah Yum, Su-jeong Lim, Geun-young Moon

38. The Panic in Needle Park (1971)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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This movie is a stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in "Needle Park" in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a ... See full summary »

Writers: James Mills, Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne | Director: Jerry Schatzberg | Stars: Al Pacino, Kitty Winn, Alan Vint, Richard Bright

39. Even Money (I) (2006)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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34 Metascore

Gambling addiction bring the stories of three otherwise unconnected people together as it destroys each of their lives.

Writer: Robert Tannen | Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Kim Basinger, Forest Whitaker, Nick Cannon, Kelsey Grammer

40. The Pillow Book (1996)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

6.7
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64 Metascore

As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book", the diary of a 10th-century lady-in-waiting. Nagiko grows up, ... See full summary »

Writers: Sei Shonagon, Peter Greenaway | Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor, Yoshi Oida, Ken Ogata

41. Factotum (2005)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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71 Metascore

This drama centers on Hank Chinaski, the fictional alter-ego of "Factotum" author Charles Bukowski, who wanders around Los Angeles, CA trying to live off jobs which don't interfere with his primary interest, which is writing. Along the way, he fends off the distractions offered by women, drinking and gambling.

Writers: Charles Bukowski, Bent Hamer, Jim Stark | Director: Bent Hamer | Stars: Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, Marisa Tomei, Didier Flamand

42. The Lost Weekend (1945)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

8.1
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The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four day drinking bout.

Writers: Charles R. Jackson, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva

43. Suicide Club (2001)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.7
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A detective is trying to find the cause of a string of suicides.

Writer: Shion Sono | Director: Shion Sono | Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Masatoshi Nagase, Mai Hosho, Tamao Satô

44. 'Til There Was You (1997)

PG-13 | 113 min | Romance, Comedy

4.7
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Two strangers, whose paths are always crossing, finally meet when fate steps in.

Writer: Winnie Holzman | Director: Scott Winant | Stars: Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dylan McDermott, John Plumpis, Janel Moloney

45. The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)

R | 125 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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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.

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

46. Heavy Rain (2010 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Crime, Drama

9.2
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As a child goes missing, his father tirelessly works to rescue him, while a journalist, an FBI agent, and a private detective try to identify his kidnapper known only as the "Origami Killer".

Writer: David Cage | Director: David Cage | Stars: Sam Douglas, Pascal Langdale, Jacqui Ainsley, Judi Beecher

47. Croupier (1998)

Unrated | 94 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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75 Metascore

An aspiring writer is hired as a croupier at a casino, where he realizes that his life as a croupier would make a great novel.

Writer: Paul Mayersberg | Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Clive Owen, Nick Reding, Nicholas Ball, Alexander Morton

48. Permanent Midnight (1998)

R | 88 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Comedy writer Jerry Stahl, whose $6000-a-week heroin habit had him taking his infant daughter along on his drug runs and doing smack during TV script conferences. Departing detox, Stahl ... See full summary »

Writers: Jerry Stahl, David Veloz | Director: David Veloz | Stars: Ben Stiller, Maria Bello, Jay Paulson, Spencer Garrett

49. Another Day in Paradise (1998)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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In the hope of a big score, two junkie couples team up to commit various drug robberies which go disastrously wrong leading to dissent, violence and murder.

Writers: Eddie Little, Christopher Landon, Stephen Chin | Director: Larry Clark | Stars: James Woods, Melanie Griffith, Vincent Kartheiser, Natasha Gregson Wagner

50. The Stuff (1985)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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A delicious, mysterious goo that oozes from the earth is marketed as the newest dessert sensation. But the tasty treat rots more than teeth when zombie-like snackers who only want to consume more of the strange substance at any cost begin infesting the world.

Writer: Larry Cohen | Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Andrea Marcovicci, Garrett Morris, Paul Sorvino