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1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

G | 160 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.3
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86 Metascore

Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

2. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

X | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.4
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78 Metascore

In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Burgess | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

3. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.0
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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

Creators: Mark Frost, David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

4. Donnie Darko (2001)

R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.1
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71 Metascore

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.

Writer: Richard Kelly | Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

5. The Big Lebowski (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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69 Metascore

"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

6. Dracula (1992)

R | 128 min | Horror, Romance

7.5
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57 Metascore

The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiancée and inflict havoc in the foreign land.

Writers: Bram Stoker, James V. Hart | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves

7. The Tree of Life (2011)

PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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85 Metascore

The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings.

Writer: Terrence Malick | Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken

8. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

R | 91 min | Horror

7.5
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78 Metascore

Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. When the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.

Writer: Wes Craven | Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, John Saxon

9. Mulholland Drive (2001)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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81 Metascore

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

Writer: David Lynch | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Ann Miller

10. The Elephant Man (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.

Writers: Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch, Frederick Treves, Ashley Montagu | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

11. Antichrist (2009)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Horror

6.6
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49 Metascore

A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

Writer: Lars von Trier | Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm

12. Army of Darkness (1992)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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57 Metascore

A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.

Writers: Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie

13. Evil Dead II (1987)

X | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

7.8
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69 Metascore

The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holds up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.

Writers: Sam Raimi, Scott Spiegel | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva

14. Blue Velvet (1986)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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75 Metascore

The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.

Writer: David Lynch | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

15. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama

6.0
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Four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to a hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.

Writers: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sergio Citti | Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Paolo Bonacelli, Giorgio Cataldi, Umberto Paolo Quintavalle, Aldo Valletti

16. Carnivàle (2003–2005)

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

8.6
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During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell.

Stars: Michael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown, Debra Christofferson

17. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

R | 83 min | Horror

7.5
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75 Metascore

Five friends visiting their grandfather's house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.

Writers: Kim Henkel, Tobe Hooper | Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain

18. Pi (1998)

R | 84 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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72 Metascore

A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.

Writers: Darren Aronofsky, Sean Gullette, Eric Watson | Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman, Pamela Hart

19. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)

R | 135 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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28 Metascore

A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled.

Writers: David Lynch, Robert Engels, Mark Frost | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Sheryl Lee, Ray Wise, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

20. Easy Rider (1969)

R | 95 min | Drama

7.4
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86 Metascore

Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America.

Writers: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Terry Southern | Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Antonio Mendoza

21. Eraserhead (1977)

Unrated | 89 min | Horror, Mystery

7.4
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Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.

Writer: David Lynch | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates

22. Lost Highway (1997)

R | 134 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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52 Metascore

After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.

Writers: David Lynch, Barry Gifford | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, John Roselius, Louis Eppolito

23. Patch Adams (1998)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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25 Metascore

A medical student in the 70's treats patients, illegally, using humor.

Writers: Patch Adams, Maureen Mylander, Steve Oedekerk | Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Robin Williams, Daniel London, Monica Potter, Philip Seymour Hoffman

24. Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)

R | 95 min | Animation, Drama, Musical

8.0
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A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

Writer: Roger Waters | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson, Eleanor David

25. The Holy Mountain (1973)

R | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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This film gives the omniscient view of what social engineering caused by greed has done to the modern world, but shows us how to live and not give in to a material world.

Writer: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Horacio Salinas, Zamira Saunders, Juan Ferrara

26. Synecdoche, New York (2008)

R | 124 min | Drama

7.4
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67 Metascore

A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play.

Writer: Charlie Kaufman | Director: Charlie Kaufman | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener

27. Upstream Color (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.8
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81 Metascore

A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.

Writer: Shane Carruth | Director: Shane Carruth | Stars: Amy Seimetz, Frank Mosley, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig

28. Persona (1966)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama

8.2
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A nurse is put in charge of an actress who can't talk and finds that the actress's persona is melding with hers.

Writer: Ingmar Bergman | Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand

29. Samsara (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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65 Metascore

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Writers: Ron Fricke, Mark Magidson | Director: Ron Fricke | Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika

30. Inland Empire (2006)

R | 180 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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72 Metascore

As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal.

Writer: David Lynch | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux, Karolina Gruszka

31. Blindness (2008)

R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.6
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45 Metascore

A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant "white blindness". Those first afflicted are quarantined by the authorities in an abandoned mental hospital where the newly created "society of ... See full summary »

Writers: José Saramago, Don McKellar | Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Gael García Bernal, Yûsuke Iseya

32. Gummo (1997)

R | 89 min | Drama

6.6
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19 Metascore

Lonely residents of a tornado-stricken Ohio town wander the deserted landscape trying to fulfill their boring, nihilistic lives.

Writer: Harmony Korine | Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Nick Sutton, Jacob Sewell, Lara Tosh, Jacob Reynolds

33. Wild at Heart (1990)

NC-17 | 125 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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52 Metascore

Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.

Writers: Barry Gifford, David Lynch | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, J.E. Freeman

34. THX 1138 (1971)

R | 86 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
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75 Metascore

Set in the 25th century, the story centers around a man and a woman who rebel against their rigidly controlled society.

Writers: George Lucas, Walter Murch | Director: George Lucas | Stars: Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley, Maggie McOmie

35. The Brown Bunny (2003)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

5.0
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51 Metascore

Professional motorcycle racer Bud Clay heads from New Hampshire to California to race again. Along the way he meets various needy women who provide him with the cure to his own loneliness, but only a certain woman from his past will truly satisfy him.

Writer: Vincent Gallo | Director: Vincent Gallo | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Chloë Sevigny, Cheryl Tiegs, Elizabeth Blake

36. The Straight Story (1999)

G | Biography, Drama

8.0
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86 Metascore

An old man makes a long journey by tractor to mend his relationship with an ill brother.

Writers: John Roach, Mary Sweeney | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz, Joseph A. Carpenter

37. I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

X | 101 min | Horror

5.6
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An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.

Writer: Meir Zarchi | Director: Meir Zarchi | Stars: Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor, Richard Pace, Anthony Nichols

38. Darkman (1990)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

6.4
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65 Metascore

A brilliant scientist left for dead returns to exact revenge on the people who burned him alive.

Writers: Sam Raimi, Chuck Pfarrer, Ivan Raimi, Daniel Goldin, Joshua Goldin | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels, Larry Drake

39. The City of Lost Children (1995)

R | 112 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.7
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73 Metascore

A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.

Writers: Gilles Adrien, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro, Guillaume Laurant | Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork, Judith Vittet, Dominique Pinon

40. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Unrated | 67 min | Horror

8.1
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Dr. Caligari's somnambulist, Cesare, and his deadly predictions.

Writers: Carl Mayer, Hans Janowitz | Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

41. El Topo (1970)

Not Rated | 125 min | Western

7.5
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El Topo decides to confront warrior Masters on a trans-formative desert journey he begins with his 6 year old son, who must bury his childhood totems to become a man. El Topo (the mole) ... See full summary »

Writer: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, José Legarreta, Alfonso Arau

42. Suspiria (1977)

X | 92 min | Horror, Mystery

7.5
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A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the school is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of grisly murders.

Writers: Dario Argento, Daria Nicolodi | Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé

43. Tideland (2005)

R | 120 min | Drama

6.6
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26 Metascore

Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.

Writers: Tony Grisoni, Terry Gilliam, Mitch Cullin | Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Tilly, Jodelle Ferland, Janet McTeer

44. The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

NC-17 | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.5
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The wife of an oafish restaurant owner becomes bored with her husband and considers an affair with a regular patron.

Writer: Peter Greenaway | Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Alan Howard

45. Gerry (2002)

R | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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54 Metascore

A friendship between two young men is tested when they go for a hike in a desert and forget to bring any water or food with them.

Writers: Casey Affleck, Matt Damon, Gus Van Sant | Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Casey Affleck, Matt Damon

46. Last Days (2005)

R | 97 min | Biography, Drama, Music

5.7
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67 Metascore

A Seattle-set rock & roll drama about a musician whose life and career is reminiscent of Kurt Cobain's.

Writer: Gus Van Sant | Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Michael Pitt, Lukas Haas, Asia Argento, Scott Patrick Green

47. House (1977)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Horror

7.3
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Seven girls on their summer trip pay a visit to a possessed house which plans to eat them in extremely bizzare and surreal ways.

Writers: Chiho Katsura, Chigumi Ôbayashi | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Ohba, Ai Matsubara

48. Man Bites Dog (1992)

NC-17 | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand.

Writers: Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde, Vincent Tavier | Directors: Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde | Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Jacqueline Poelvoorde-Pappaert, Nelly Pappaert, Hector Pappaert

49. Fritz the Cat (1972)

Unrated | 78 min | Animation, Comedy

6.2
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A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960's.

Writers: Ralph Bakshi, Robert Crumb | Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Skip Hinnant, Rosetta LeNoire, John McCurry, Judy Engles

50. Black Christmas (1974)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.

Writer: Roy Moore | Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon