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1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.7
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72 Metascore

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 324,278 | Gross: $206.46M

2. The Iron Giant (1999)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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85 Metascore

A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel

Votes: 130,024 | Gross: $23.16M

3. An Education (2009)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama

7.3
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85 Metascore

A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Olivia Williams

Votes: 112,841 | Gross: $12.57M

4. The Apartment (1960)

Approved | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston

Votes: 110,761

5. I'm Not There. (2007)

R | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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73 Metascore

Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 48,629 | Gross: $4.00M

6. Down with Love (2003)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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52 Metascore

Aaaah... it's New York City in 1962, and love is blooming between a journalist and a feminist advice author, who's falling head over heels despite her beau's playboy lifestyle.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Renée Zellweger, David Hyde Pierce, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 33,399 | Gross: $20.30M

7. (1963)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo

Votes: 79,525 | Gross: $0.05M

8. Funny Face (1957)

Unrated | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.1
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An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair

Votes: 19,161

9. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.3
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53 Metascore

A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Tim Robbins, Paul Newman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Charles Durning

Votes: 65,880 | Gross: $2.87M

10. SLC Punk! (1998)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.5
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50 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 22,388 | Gross: $0.30M

11. Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)

103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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74 Metascore

Musician Cat Power narrates this documentary on Janis Joplin's evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Cat Power, Janis Joplin, Karleen Bennett, Laura Joplin

Votes: 2,297 | Gross: $0.41M

12. Absolute Beginners (1986)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

5.6
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In 1958 London a young photographer seeks media stardom to keep the love of a beautiful, aspiring fashion designer.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Patsy Kensit, Eddie O'Connell, David Bowie, James Fox

Votes: 2,501 | Gross: $0.93M

13. Howl (2010)

R | 84 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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63 Metascore

As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: James Franco, Todd Rotondi, Jon Prescott, Aaron Tveit

Votes: 10,806 | Gross: $0.62M

14. Art School Confidential (2006)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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54 Metascore

Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school. But as he learns how the art world really works, he finds that he must adapt his vision to the reality that confronts him.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 14,961 | Gross: $3.30M

15. Roma (1972)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A fluid, unconnected and sometimes chaotic procession of scenes detailing the various people and events of life in Italy's capital.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Britta Barnes, Peter Gonzales Falcon, Fiona Florence, Pia De Doses

Votes: 8,751

16. Together (2000)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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84 Metascore

Elisabeth leaves her abusive and drunken husband Rolf, she packs her bags, takes the kids and goes to her brother Göran. The year is 1975 and Göran lives in a commune called Together. ... See full summary »

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Michael Nyqvist, Emma Samuelsson, Sam Kessel

Votes: 17,586 | Gross: $1.07M

17. Beach Party (1963)

101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.7
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"Beach Party" was the first of of a series of seven related AIP beach party films. The others are Muscle Beach Party, Bikini Beach, Pajama Party, Beach Blanket Bingo, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini and The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Robert Cummings, Dorothy Malone, Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello

Votes: 1,386

18. Bells Are Ringing (1960)

126 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.1
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Ella Peterson is a Brooklyn telephone answering service operator who tries to improve the lives of her clients by passing along bits of information she hears from other clients. She falls ... See full summary »

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Fred Clark, Eddie Foy Jr.

Votes: 2,139

19. The Fugitive Kind (1960)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Val Xavier, a drifter of obscure origins arrives at a small town and gets a job in a store run by Lady Torrence, a sex-starved woman whose husband Jabe M. Torrance is dying of cancer ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Marlon Brando, Joanne Woodward, Anna Magnani, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 4,009

20. Beat (2000)

R | 93 min | Drama

5.6
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The story of writer William Seward Burroughs and his wife.

Director: Gary Walkow | Stars: Courtney Love, Kiefer Sutherland, Lisa Sheridan, Patricia Llaca

Votes: 1,248

21. The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997)

R | 92 min | Biography, Drama

5.8
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Neal Cassady is living the beat life during the 1940s, working at The Tire Yard and and philandering around town. However, he has visions of a happy life with kids and a white picket fence.... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Kay | Stars: Thomas Jane, Keanu Reeves, Adrien Brody, John Doe

Votes: 1,696 | Gross: $0.01M

22. The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)

Unrated | 98 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance

7.2
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When the USA and Russia unwittingly test atomic bombs at the same time, it alters the nutation (axis of rotation) of the Earth.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Edward Judd, Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Michael Goodliffe

Votes: 3,351

23. A Bucket of Blood (1959)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

6.8
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A frustrated and talentless artist finds acclaim for a plaster covered dead cat that is mistaken as a skillful statuette. Soon the desire for more praise leads to an increasingly deadly series of works.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Dick Miller, Barboura Morris, Antony Carbone, Julian Burton

Votes: 4,120

24. Take Her, She's Mine (1963)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy

6.4
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A father's attempts to protect his college-age daughter from trouble backfire, and he finds himself in the middle of scandal after scandal.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: James Stewart, Sandra Dee, Audrey Meadows, Robert Morley

Votes: 914

25. Uncle Howard (2016)

96 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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Director Howard Brookner died of AIDS in NYC in 1989 while in post-production on his breakthrough Hollywood movie. His body of work has been buried for 30 years in William Burroughs' bunker... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Brookner | Stars: Aaron Brookner, John Giorno, Jim Jarmusch, Tom DiCillo

Votes: 73

26. Blame it on Fidel (2006)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama, History

7.6
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74 Metascore

A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.

Director: Julie Gavras | Stars: Nina Kervel-Bey, Julie Depardieu, Stefano Accorsi, Benjamin Feuillet

Votes: 4,316 | Gross: $0.17M

27. Blood Bath (1966)

Unrated | 62 min | Horror

5.0
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A crazed artist who believes himself to be the reincarnation of a murderous vampire kills young women, then boils their bodies in a vat.

Directors: Jack Hill, Stephanie Rothman | Stars: William Campbell, Marissa Mathes, Lori Saunders, Sandra Knight

Votes: 402

28. Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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The portrayal of pretentiously bohemian youth.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Lenny Baker, Shelley Winters, Ellen Greene, Lois Smith

Votes: 1,462

29. The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2003)

G | 83 min | Documentary

7.9
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80 Metascore

A homeless musician finds meaning to his life when he starts a friendship with dozens of parrots.

Director: Judy Irving | Stars: Mark Bittner, Judy Irving

Votes: 2,746 | Gross: $3.06M

30. Color Me Blood Red (1965)

Unrated | 79 min | Comedy, Horror

5.3
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A crackpot artist kills various people to use their blood as his new crimson red color for his paintings.

Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis | Stars: Gordon Oas-Heim, Candi Conder, Elyn Warner, Pat Finn-Lee

Votes: 1,007

31. Dementia (1955)

61 min | Film-Noir, Horror, Mystery

6.9
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This film, with no dialogue at all, follows a psychotic young woman's nightmarish experiences through one skid-row night.

Director: John Parker | Stars: Adrienne Barrett, Bruno VeSota, Ben Roseman, Richard Barron

Votes: 1,163

32. Visit to a Small Planet (1960)

85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.1
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The weirdest alien of the galaxy pays a visit to Earth...

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Joan Blackman, Earl Holliman, Fred Clark

Votes: 820

33. The Beat Generation (1959)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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A detective is assigned to track down and capture a crazed serial rapist.

Director: Charles F. Haas | Stars: Steve Cochran, Mamie Van Doren, Ray Danton, Fay Spain

Votes: 208

34. The Beatniks (1960)

78 min | Crime

2.1
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A young singer's chance at fame is threatened by his hoodlum pals.

Director: Paul Frees | Stars: Tony Travis, Karen Kadler, Peter Breck, Joyce Terry

Votes: 728

35. Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title (1966)

83 min | Comedy

4.7
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A man is mistaken by foreign agents for a defecting cosmonaut and must prove his identity while evading capture.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Richard Deacon, Joey Adams

Votes: 196

36. For Those Who Think Young (1964)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy

5.3
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Surfing college students hang out at a club watching comedian Uncle Woody and drinking Pepsis. Rich playboy "Ding" Pruitt falls for Sandy Palmer. His grandfather tries to have the club ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: James Darren, Pamela Tiffin, Paul Lynde, Tina Louise

Votes: 278

37. The Bachelor Party (1957)

Approved | 92 min | Drama

6.9
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Five office friends meet up for a night on the town to celebrate the forthcoming marriage of one of them. As the night wears on and the drink starts to tell, they become more confidential ... See full summary »

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Don Murray, E.G. Marshall, Jack Warden, Philip Abbott

Votes: 487

38. The Party's Over (1965)

94 min | Drama

7.2
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An American businessman visits London and is horrified to discover his nubile teenage daughter has become involved with a gang of thuggish "beatniks". Her involvement leads to wild parties, sex, death and necrophilia.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Oliver Reed, Clifford David, Ann Lynn, Katherine Woodville

Votes: 345

39. Daddy-O (1958)

Approved | 74 min | Crime, Music, Mystery

2.1
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Phil, a part-time truck driver and singer who wears his pants far too high, meets a feisty platinum blonde who challenges him to a drag race through Griffith Park. When he is caught and ... See full summary »

Director: Lou Place | Stars: Dick Contino, Sandra Giles, Bruno VeSota, Gloria Victor

Votes: 683

40. Untamed Youth (1957)

80 min | Drama

3.2
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Sisters Jane and Penny are arrested for hitchhiking on their way to Los Angeles when they stop for a quick skinny-dip in a rural town. Local agricultural magnate Tropp is a sponsor for a ... See full summary »

Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Mamie Van Doren, Lori Nelson, John Russell, Don Burnett

Votes: 680

41. Divine Trash (1998)

97 min | Documentary

7.8
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The life and times of Baltimore film maker and midnight movie pioneer, John Waters. Intercut with a 1972 interview of Waters are clips from his first films and recent interviews with his ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Yeager | Stars: John Waters, Pat Waters, John Waters Sr., Steve Buscemi

Votes: 848 | Gross: $0.04M

42. What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968)

94 min | Comedy

6.7
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A new infection that simply makes people feel happy is treated as a threat by the authorities while its "victims" work to spread it to others.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: George Peppard, Mary Tyler Moore, Don Stroud, Susan Saint James

Votes: 291

43. William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (2010)

87 min | Documentary

7.1
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63 Metascore

William S. Burroughs: featuring never before seen footage as well as exclusive interviews with his closest friends and colleagues. Born the heir of the Burroughs' adding machine estate, he ... See full summary »

Director: Yony Leyser | Stars: Fred Aldrich, Laurie Anderson, Amiri Baraka, Jello Biafra

Votes: 854 | Gross: $0.05M

44. Pull My Daisy (1959)

30 min | Short

6.7
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Milo is a railroad brakeman, his wife a painter. They have some poet friends who spend a good bit of time hanging out at their apartment. When Milo and his wife are visited by their bishop,... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie | Stars: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Larry Rivers

Votes: 512

45. Timesplitters: Future Perfect (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.9
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Sergeant Cortez is on a mission back in time to save all of humanity...if time doesn't end up killing him first. Sent to undo the TimeSplitter threat before the threat manifests in the ... See full summary »

Directors: David Doak, Stephen Ellis | Stars: Tom Clarke Hill, Sarah Mennell, Wayne Forester, Les Spink

Votes: 527

46. Shinbone Alley (1970)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

5.6
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A newspaper man is reincarnated as a cockroach and makes friends with a free-spirited female alley cat.

Directors: John Wilson, David Detiege | Stars: Carol Channing, Eddie Bracken, Alan Reed, John Carradine

Votes: 103

47. Waxie Moon in Fallen Jewel (2015)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

3.6
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Can Seattle's gender-blending celebrity find love in The Emerald City? Join Waxie Moon in an epic journey (spanning decades) as she learns the value of friendship, family and fashion

Director: Wes Hurley | Stars: Marc Kenison, Sarah Rudinoff, Marya Sea Kaminski, Erin Douglass

Votes: 45

48. The Bloody Brood (1959)

Unrated | 80 min | Crime, Drama

4.7
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Two beatniks get their kicks by dealing drugs and violence.

Director: Julian Roffman | Stars: Barbara Lord, Jack Betts, Peter Falk, Ron Hartmann

Votes: 275

49. Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me (1971)

R | 90 min | Drama

5.7
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Free-thinking student tries to put up with life at a straight-laced college in 1958.

Director: Jeffrey Young | Stars: Barry Primus, David Downing, Susan Tyrrell, Philip Shafer

Votes: 39

50. Tales of the Rat Fink (2006)

78 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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67 Metascore

The life and times of famed hot rod & custom car designer Ed "Big Daddy" Roth.

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: John Goodman, Ted Rosnick, Alex Xydias, Paul Le Mat

Votes: 203