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1. Fight Club (1999)

R | 139 min | Drama

8.9
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66 Metascore

An insomniac office worker looking for a way to change his life crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker and they form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more...

Writers: Chuck Palahniuk, Jim Uhls | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf

2. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Drama

8.0
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79 Metascore

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day.

Writer: Tom Schulman | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

3. The Sugarland Express (1974)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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A woman attempts to reunite her family by helping her husband escape prison and together kidnapping their son. But things don't go as planned when they are forced to take a police hostage on the road.

Writers: Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins, Steven Spielberg | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson, Michael Sacks, William Atherton

4. SLC Punk! (1998)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.5
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50 Metascore

In the early 1980's Stevo and Heroin Bob are the only two dedicated punks in conservative Salt Lake City.

Writer: James Merendino | Director: James Merendino | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Michael A. Goorjian, Annabeth Gish, Jennifer Lien

5. Thomasine & Bushrod (1974)

PG | 95 min | Action, Crime, Western

5.8
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A rare blaxploitation classic starring Vonette McGee & Max Julien, Thomasine & Bushrod was intended as a counterpart to Bonnie and Clyde. This pair of thieves, who operate in the American ... See full summary »

Writer: Max Julien | Director: Gordon Parks Jr. | Stars: Max Julien, Vonetta McGee, George Murdock, Glynn Turman

6. 24 Hour Party People (2002)

R | 117 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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85 Metascore

In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.

Writer: Frank Cottrell Boyce | Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Lennie James, John Thomson, Paul Popplewell

7. Pump Up the Volume (1990)

R | 102 min | Drama, Music

7.1
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77 Metascore

Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens.

Writer: Allan Moyle | Director: Allan Moyle | Stars: Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Annie Ross, Andy Romano

8. Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005 TV Movie)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.1
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An outrageous tongue-in-cheek musical comedy adaptation of the classic 1936 anti-marijuana propaganda film.

Writers: Kevin Murphy, Dan Studney | Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Kristen Bell, Christian Campbell, Neve Campbell, Alan Cumming

9. The Edukators (2004)

R | 127 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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68 Metascore

Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home.

Writers: Katharina Held, Hans Weingartner | Director: Hans Weingartner | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Julia Jentsch, Stipe Erceg, Burghart Klaußner

10. Zabriskie Point (1970)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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An epic portrait of late Sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria (who's helping a property developer build a village in the Los ... See full summary »

Writers: Michelangelo Antonioni, Franco Rossetti, Sam Shepard, Tonino Guerra, Clare Peploe | Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Paul Fix, G.D. Spradlin

11. Gracie (2007)

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.2
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52 Metascore

A teenager faces an uphill battle when she fights to give women the opportunity to play competitive soccer.

Writers: Lisa Marie Petersen, Karen Janszen, Andrew Shue, Ken Himmelman, Davis Guggenheim | Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Carly Schroeder, Andrew Shue, Elisabeth Shue, Jesse Lee Soffer

12. The Man Who Sued God (2001)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Billy Connolly plays Steve Myers, a lawyer who became a fisherman from frustration. When his one piece of property, his boat, is struck by lightning and destroyed he is denied insurance ... See full summary »

Writers: John Clarke, Patrick McCarville, Don Watson | Director: Mark Joffe | Stars: Billy Connolly, Judy Davis, Colin Friels, Wendy Hughes

13. Greetings (1968)

X | 88 min | Comedy

5.8
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An offbeat, episodic film about three friends, Paul, a shy love-seeker, Lloyd, a vibrant conspiracy nut, and Jon, an aspiring filmmaker and peeping tom. The film satirizes free-love, the ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Hirsch, Brian De Palma | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Jonathan Warden, Robert De Niro, Gerrit Graham, Richard Hamilton

14. Drive, He Said (1971)

X | 95 min | Drama, Comedy

5.9
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Hector is a star basketball player for the College basketball team he plays for, the Leopards. His girlfriend, Olive, doesn't know whether to stay with him or leave him. And his friend, ... See full summary »

Writers: Jeremy Larner, Jack Nicholson | Director: Jack Nicholson | Stars: William Tepper, Karen Black, Michael Margotta, Bruce Dern

15. Steal This Movie (2000)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.4
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36 Metascore

Five years after Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman goes underground to avoid a drug-related prison sentence, he contacts a reporter to get out the story of the FBI's covert spying, harassment ... See full summary »

Writers: Anita Hoffman, Abbie Hoffman, Marty Jezer, Bruce Graham | Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Janeane Garofalo, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Kevin Pollak

16. The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.0
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The Los Angeles punk music scene circa 1980 is the focus of this film. With Alice Bag Band, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, Circle Jerks, Fear, Germs, and X.

Writer: Penelope Spheeris | Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Alice Bag Band, Alice Bag, Claude Bessey, Black Flag

17. The Filth and the Fury (2000)

R | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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82 Metascore

A film about the career of the notorious punk rock band, the Sex Pistols.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Paul Cook, Steve Jones, John Lydon, Glen Matlock

18. The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (1987)

122 min | Documentary, War

8.2
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This documentary was five years in the making, and revolves around 62-year-old Okuzaki Kenzo, a survivor of the battlefields of New Guinea in World War II who gained notoriety by ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuo Hara | Stars: Kenzo Okuzaki, Riichi Aikawa, Masaichi Hamaguchi, Toshio Hara

19. Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics (2010 Video)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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A look at the history of the comic book publication that launched such legendary characters as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.

Writer: Mac Carter | Director: Mac Carter | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Bryan Singer, Zack Snyder, David Cronenberg

20. Camping Cosmos (1996)

88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.3
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On a Belgian beach at Camping Cosmos. The delegate send by the Ministry is confronted with sex and murder. The residents enjoy their holidays in a peculiar way...

Writer: Jan Bucquoy | Director: Jan Bucquoy | Stars: Jean-Henri Compère, Fanny Hanciaux, Lolo Ferrari, Jean-Paul Dermont

21. American Hardcore (2006)

R | 100 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.4
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69 Metascore

The History of American Punk Rock 1980-1986

Writer: Steven Blush | Director: Paul Rachman | Stars: Greg Ginn, Ian MacKaye, Lucky Lehrer, Vic Bondi

22. Rainbow Bridge (1972)

PG | 108 min | Documentary, Drama, Music

6.1
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A documentary about various singers, musicians, artists, astrologers, etc., who attended a "New Age" gathering in Maui, Hawaii.

Writer: Charlie Bacis | Director: Chuck Wein | Stars: Jimi Hendrix, Bob Amacker, Baron Bingen, Charlotte Blob

23. End of the Road (1970)

X | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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After a catatonic episode on a railway station platform, Jacob Horner is taken to "The Farm", a bizarre insane asylum run by Doctor D. After being cured, Jacob takes a job as an English ... See full summary »

Writers: John Barth, Dennis McGuire, Terry Southern, Aram Avakian | Director: Aram Avakian | Stars: Stacy Keach, Harris Yulin, Dorothy Tristan, James Earl Jones

24. A Chinese Tall Story (2005)

Action, Comedy, Drama

4.9
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A love story between an alien and a monk.

Writer: Jeffrey Lau | Director: Jeffrey Lau | Stars: Nicholas Tse, Charlene Choi, Bingbing Fan, Bo-lin Chen

25. F. (2007)

60 min | Documentary

6.6
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Writer: Hai Leong Toh | Directors: Tze Chuan Chew, Ralph Rieckermann | Stars: Tze Chuan Chew, Tan Fong Cheng, Wahyuni A. Hadi, Russell Heng

26. Gie (2005)

147 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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Soe Hok Gie is an activist who lived in the sixties. Set in the darkest era of Indonesian modern history, GIE is an interpretation of what happened based on his journal.

Writer: Riri Riza | Director: Riri Riza | Stars: Nicholas Saputra, Jonathan Mulia, Thomas Nawilis, Christian Audi

27. Punishment Park (1971)

R | 88 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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"Punishment Park" is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews's news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies, draft dodgers, and anti-establishment types ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Watkins | Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Patrick Boland, Kent Foreman, Carmen Argenziano, Luke Johnson

28. Revolution (1968)

87 min | Documentary, History, Music

6.7
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A documentary that explores the counterculture of San Francisco in the mid-1960's. In HD.

Writers: Norman Martin, Jack O'Connell | Director: Jack O'Connell | Stars: Ace of Cups, Herb Caen, Country Joe and the Fish, Louis Gottlieb

29. The Captain from Köpenick (1956)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A young shoemaker is arrested for stealing a small amount of money, and is released after being jailed for 15 years. He wants to have a pass to get a job and start anew, but without a job ... See full summary »

Writers: Carl Zuckmayer, Helmut Käutner | Director: Helmut Käutner | Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Martin Held, Hannelore Schroth, Willy A. Kleinau

30. Taking Off (1971)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.5
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Unable to deal with her parents, Jeannie Tyne runs away from home. Larry and Lyne Tyne search for her, and in the process meet other people whose children ran away. With their children gone... See full summary »

Writers: Milos Forman, John Guare, Jean-Claude Carrière, John Klein | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Lynn Carlin, Buck Henry, Georgia Engel, Tony Harvey

31. Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst (2004)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

7.2
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Director: Robert Stone | Stars: Russ Little, Michael Bortin, Timothy Findley, Dan Grove

32. Ice (1970)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

6.3
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"An underground revolutionary group struggles against internal strife to stage urban guerilla attacks against a fictionalized fascist regime in the United States. Interspersed throughout ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Kramer | Director: Robert Kramer | Stars: Robert Kramer, Leo Braudy, Tom Griffin, Paul McIsaac

33. Like It Is (1968)

72 min | Documentary

7.0
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This documentary on the "youth movement" of the late 1960s focuses on the hippie pot smoking/free love culture in the San Francisco Bay area. Included are discussions of the drug scene with... See full summary »

Writer: William Rotsler | Director: William Rotsler | Stars: Candee Earle, Adele Rein, Michelle Angelo, James Brand

34. Weed (1972)

PG | 97 min | Documentary

6.5
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Documentary about the prevalence and popularity of marijuana in the early 1970's. Featuring interviews with customs agents, a drug dealer, a law professor, and marijuana smokers, such ... See full summary »

Director: Alex de Renzy | Stars: Steve Kramer, Vernon Hahn, Walter Pardaen, George Brokaw

35. Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore? (2006)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

7.4
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Frank Popper's engaging documentary follows the 2004 campaign of Jeff Smith, a young political science instructor at Washington University who runs for the seat vacated by retiring ... See full synopsis »

Writers: Matt Coen, Mike Kime, Frank Popper | Director: Frank Popper | Stars: Nick Adams, Joan Barry, Charles Brennan, Russ Carnahan

36. Fed Up (1973)

90 min | Drama

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Bert, a young Belgian advertiser, is forced to carry out his military service, a long and painful journey for him. He strongly feels the absence of Jonquille, his fiancée. On the other hand... See full summary »

Writers: Michel Huisman, Michel Malschaert, Jean-Patrick Manchette, Jean-Marie Vervisch | Director: Michel Huisman | Stars: Xavier Gélin, Ève Bonfanti, Gilles Ségal, John Dobrynine

37. His Day of Glory (1969)

82 min

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Writer: Edoardo Bruno | Director: Edoardo Bruno | Stars: Carlo Cecchi, Maria Manuela Carrilho, Raúl Martínez, Sergio Serafini

38. Future Schlock (1984)

85 min | Comedy

5.8
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In a future time when middle-class, Stepford-type suburbanites have triumphed over individualists and non-conformists and made them prisoner, two vanquished but not defeated non-conformists... See full summary »

Writers: Chris Kiely, Barry Peak | Directors: Chris Kiely, Barry Peak | Stars: Mary-Anne Fahey, Mike Bishop, Tracey Callander, Tiriel Mora

39. The Fall (1969)

116 min | Documentary, Music

6.7
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Writer: Peter Whitehead | Director: Peter Whitehead | Stars: Peter Whitehead, Alberta Tiburzi, Paul Auster, H. Rap Brown

40. Zombie Dogs (2004)

63 min | Documentary

4.9
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Director: Hai Leong Toh | Stars: Poh Huat Lim, Hai Leong Toh

41. Billy & Lilly Go to New York (2009)

114 min | Drama

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When critically acclaimed maverick director Bill Maloney goes to New York to represent his nominated feature film at a NY film festival, he decides, because of his gritty working class ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Maloney | Stars: Darren Baba, Bill Maloney, Lilly Starr, Suggs

42. Hood (2011)

20 min | Short, Action, Adventure

6.4
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In a London where the economy is dwindling and the young take on the burden of the older generations mistakes. A new form of political war between the older and younger generations has ... See full summary »

Writer: Eke Chukwu | Director: Okorie Chukwu | Stars: Eke Chukwu, Okorie Chukwu, Raphael Courtenay, Emma Fischer

43. Growing Up in America (1988)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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Documentary on 1960s radicals in the U.S.A.

Director: Morley Markson | Stars: Don Cox, Allen Ginsberg, Fred Hampton Jr., Fred Hampton

44. Pie Fight '69 (2000)

7 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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Independent filmmakers raid the 1969 San Francisco International Film Festival's fur and tuxedo-clad crowd on opening night.

Directors: Christian Bruno, Sam Green

45. Please Stand By (1972)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

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Writers: Jack Milton, Joanna Milton | Directors: Jack Milton, Joanna Milton | Stars: David Peel, Wendy Apple, Alex Bennett, A.J. Weberman

46. Two American Audiences: La Chinoise - A Film in the Making (1968)

40 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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Jean-Luc Godard visits the NYU in order to discuss his latest feature "La chinoise" with graduate students on filmmaking and politics.

Directors: Richard Leacock, D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Jean-Luc Godard, Richard Leacock, D.A. Pennebaker

47. Goodbye, Mr. President (1987)

87 min | Crime, Thriller

6.5
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Asko Mertanen is a waiter who is very interested in shooting. He gets fed up how the things are run in Finland, so he thinks that the best way to change them is to shoot the Finnish president.

Writers: Matti Kassila, Taavi Kassila, Pentti Kirstilä, Christina Laurent | Director: Matti Kassila | Stars: Hannu Lauri, Laila Räikkä, Antti Litja, Esa Saario

48. Windflowers (1968)

75 min | Drama

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Arthouse portraiture of a disestablishmentarian during his six-year draft dodge.

Writer: Adolfas Mekas | Director: Adolfas Mekas | Stars: John Kramer, Pola Chapelle, Dino Narizzano, Joy Nicholson

49. Utopia's Redemption (1994)

22 min | Action, Family, Short

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Writers: Billie Au, Matthew Mah | Director: Matthew Mah

50. Elementary (2012– )
Episode: No Lack of Void (2014)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Holmes and Watson must find the source of anthrax that may be used for a terrorist attack.

Writers: Robert Doherty, Liz Friedman, Jeffrey Paul King | Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Jon Michael Hill, Aidan Quinn