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1. Selma (2014)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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89 Metascore

A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

Writer: Paul Webb | Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Lorraine Toussaint

2. The Equalizer (2014)

R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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57 Metascore

A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her.

Writers: Richard Wenk, Michael Sloan, Richard Lindheim | Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour

3. Orange Is the New Black (2013– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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The story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money for her drug-dealing girlfriend.

Creator: Jenji Kohan | Stars: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, Emma Myles

4. Dexter (2006–2013)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals whom he believes have escaped justice.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

5. The Wire (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.4
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Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers, and law enforcement.

Creator: David Simon | Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce

6. Inglourious Basterds (2009)

R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.3
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69 Metascore

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.

Writer: Quentin Tarantino | Directors: Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth | Stars: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Mélanie Laurent

7. Pulp Fiction (1994)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.9
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94 Metascore

The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Writers: Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary | Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

8. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013– )

TV-14 | 23 min | Comedy, Crime

8.3
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Jake Peralta, an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn's 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt.

Creators: Daniel J. Goor, Michael Schur | Stars: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero

9. The Fosters (2013– )

60 min | Drama | Active

8.1
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Teenager Callie Jacobs is placed in a foster home with a lesbian couple and their blend of biological, adoptive and foster children.

Creators: Brad Bredeweg, Peter Paige | Stars: Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly, Maia Mitchell

10. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

8.4
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Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice.

Writers: Harper Lee, Horton Foote | Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

11. The Departed (2006)

R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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86 Metascore

An undercover state cop who has infiltrated an Irish gang and a mole in the police force working for the same mob race to track down and identify each other before being exposed to the enemy, after both sides realize their outfit has a rat.

Writers: William Monahan, Alan Mak, Felix Chong | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

12. The Blind Side (2009)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.7
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53 Metascore

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

Writers: John Lee Hancock, Michael Lewis | Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Jae Head

13. The Notebook (2004)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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53 Metascore

A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences.

Writers: Jeremy Leven, Jan Sardi, Nicholas Sparks | Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

14. The Green Mile (1999)

R | 189 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

8.5
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61 Metascore

The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.

Writers: Stephen King, Frank Darabont | Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt

15. 2 Broke Girls (2011– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy | Active

7.0
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Two young women waitressing at a greasy spoon diner strike up an unlikely friendship in the hopes of launching a successful business - if only they can raise the cash.

Creators: Whitney Cummings, Michael Patrick King | Stars: Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris, Jonathan Kite

16. House of Lies (2012– )

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A subversive, scathing look at a self-loathing management consultant from a top-tier firm. Marty, a highly successful, cutthroat consultant is never above using any means (or anyone) necessary to get his clients the information they want.

Creator: Matthew Carnahan | Stars: Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz, Josh Lawson

17. The Spectacular Now (2013)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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82 Metascore

A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."

Writers: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, Tim Tharp | Director: James Ponsoldt | Stars: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh

18. X-Men (2000)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.4
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64 Metascore

Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.

Writers: Tom DeSanto, Bryan Singer, David Hayter | Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen

19. American History X (1998)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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62 Metascore

A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.

Writer: David McKenna | Director: Tony Kaye | Stars: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

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

PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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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

21. Enchanted (2007)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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75 Metascore

A princess, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer.

Writer: Bill Kelly | Director: Kevin Lima | Stars: Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Patrick Dempsey

22. Independence Day (1996)

PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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59 Metascore

The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy. Fighting superior technology, Man's best weapon is the will to survive.

Writers: Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich | Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell

23. The Hurt Locker (2008)

R | 131 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.6
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94 Metascore

During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.

Writer: Mark Boal | Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce

24. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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68 Metascore

A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.

Writers: Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio, Darius Marder | Director: Derek Cianfrance | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Craig Van Hook

25. (500) Days of Summer (2009)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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76 Metascore

An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.

Writers: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber | Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Geoffrey Arend, Chloë Grace Moretz

26. Hell on Wheels (2011– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Western | Active

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Cullen Bohannon, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of a band of Union soldiers, the killers of his wife. This brings him to the middle of one of the biggest projects in US... See full summary »

Creators: Joe Gayton, Tony Gayton | Stars: Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Phil Burke, Robin McLeavy

27. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

R | 119 min | Comedy

6.4
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61 Metascore

With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.

Writers: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay | Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell

28. Hairspray (2007)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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81 Metascore

Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

Writers: Leslie Dixon, John Waters, Mark O'Donnell, Thomas Meehan | Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Nikki Blonsky, Michelle Pfeiffer

29. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy

8.0
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The Banks family, a respectable Californian family, take in a relative - Will Smith, a street-smart teenager from Philadelphia. The idea is to make him respectable, responsible and mature, but Will has got other plans...

Creator: Andy Borowitz | Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro, Karyn Parsons

30. Bad Boys (1995)

R | 118 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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41 Metascore

Two hip detectives protect a murder witness while investigating a case of stolen heroin.

Writers: George Gallo, Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland, Doug Richardson | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Lisa Boyle, Michael Taliferro

31. Get on Up (2014)

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

7.0
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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

32. Friday the 13th (2009)

R | 97 min | Horror

5.6
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34 Metascore

A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.

Writers: Damian Shannon, Mark Swift, Mark Wheaton, Victor Miller | Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti, Derek Mears, Danielle Panabaker

33. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Comedy

7.6
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A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

Writers: Fannie Flagg, Carol Sobieski | Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker

34. RoboCop (1987)

R | 102 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.5
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67 Metascore

In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

Writers: Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner | Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox

35. Rocky (1976)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Sport

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Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Writer: Sylvester Stallone | Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

36. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

8.8
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A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional California family that runs an independent funeral home.

Creator: Alan Ball | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

37. Oz (1997–2003)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.

Stars: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters

38. 8 Mile (2002)

R | 110 min | Drama, Music

6.9
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77 Metascore

A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make the most of what could be his final opportunity but his problems around gives him doubts.

Writer: Scott Silver | Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Eminem, Brittany Murphy, Kim Basinger, Mekhi Phifer

39. Training Day (2001)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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70 Metascore

On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes on a 24-hour training course with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.

Writer: David Ayer | Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger

40. Pineapple Express (2008)

R | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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64 Metascore

A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witness his dealer's boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him.

Writers: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Judd Apatow | Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole, Danny McBride

41. Remember the Titans (2000)

PG | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.7
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48 Metascore

The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

Writer: Gregory Allen Howard | Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst

42. Crash (I) (2004)

R | 112 min | Drama

7.9
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69 Metascore

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

Writers: Paul Haggis, Robert Moresco | Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton, Karina Arroyave

43. Cars (2006)

G | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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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

44. Cold Mountain (2003)

R | 154 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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73 Metascore

In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart.

Writers: Charles Frazier, Anthony Minghella | Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Eileen Atkins

45. White Chicks (2004)

PG-13 | 109 min | Crime, Comedy

5.3
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41 Metascore

Two disgraced FBI agents go way undercover in an effort to protect hotel heiresses the Wilson Sisters from a kidnapping plot.

Writers: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Andrew McElfresh, Michael Anthony Snowden, Xavier Cook | Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Busy Philipps, Maitland Ward

46. Public Enemies (2009)

R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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70 Metascore

The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.

Writers: Ronan Bennett, Michael Mann, Ann Biderman, Bryan Burrough | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, James Russo, David Wenham

47. White House Down (2013)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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52 Metascore

While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.

Writer: James Vanderbilt | Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke

48. Coming to America (1988)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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48 Metascore

An African prince goes to Queens, New York City to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.

Writers: Eddie Murphy, David Sheffield, Barry W. Blaustein | Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos

49. Jackie Brown (1997)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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64 Metascore

A flight attendant becomes a key figure in a plot between the police and an arms dealer.

Writers: Quentin Tarantino, Elmore Leonard | Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda

50. Gone Baby Gone (2007)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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72 Metascore

Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally. Based on the Dennis Lehane novel.

Writers: Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard, Dennis Lehane | Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan