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1. Law & Order (1990–2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 25,782

2. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

R | 84 min | Comedy

7.3
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89 Metascore

Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell, Chester

Votes: 303,547 | Gross: $128.51M

3. Frances Ha (2012)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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82 Metascore

A story that follows a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment), apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer), and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possibility dwindles.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver, Michael Zegen

Votes: 46,388 | Gross: $4.06M

4. The French Connection (1971)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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96 Metascore

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco

Votes: 85,272

5. Clear History (2013 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 101 min | Comedy

6.5
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A disgraced former marketing executive plots revenge against his former boss, who made billions from the electric car company they had started together.

Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Larry David, Bill Hader, Philip Baker Hall, Jon Hamm

Votes: 14,482

6. *batteries not included (1987)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition.

Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae, Elizabeth Peña

Votes: 24,230 | Gross: $32.95M

7. New York Minute (I) (2004)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

4.8
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33 Metascore

One day in New York City, as Jane Ryan tries out for an overseas college program and her sister Roxy schemes to meet her favorite punk rockers, a series of mishaps throws their day into ... See full summary »

Director: Dennie Gordon | Stars: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Eugene Levy, Andy Richter

Votes: 18,153 | Gross: $14.02M

8. Short Cuts (1993)

R | 188 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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79 Metascore

The day-to-day lives of a number of suburban Los Angeles residents.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Andie MacDowell, Julianne Moore, Tim Robbins, Bruce Davison

Votes: 35,989 | Gross: $6.11M

9. Two Lovers (2008)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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74 Metascore

A Brooklyn-set romantic drama about a bachelor torn between the family friend his parents wish he would marry and his beautiful but volatile new neighbor.

Director: James Gray | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow, Vinessa Shaw, Anne Joyce

Votes: 30,266 | Gross: $3.15M

10. Grey Gardens (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 104 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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The lives of Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith, aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Director: Michael Sucsy | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Jessica Lange, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ken Howard

Votes: 7,582

11. Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.8
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Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Magda Szubanski, Elizabeth Daily, Mickey Rooney, James Cromwell

Votes: 25,675 | Gross: $18.32M

12. New York Stories (1989)

PG | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A middle-aged artist obsessed with his pretty young assistant, a precocious 12 year old living in a hotel, and a neurotic lawyer with a possessive mother make up three Gotham tales.

Directors: Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese | Stars: Woody Allen, Nick Nolte, Rosanna Arquette, Marvin Chatinover

Votes: 14,100 | Gross: $10.76M

13. A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

8.2
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An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

Votes: 10,167

14. Bella (2006)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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47 Metascore

A chef with a mysterious past spends the day with a waitress who needs a friend.

Director: Alejandro Monteverde | Stars: Eduardo Verástegui, Tammy Blanchard, Manny Perez, Angélica Aragón

Votes: 9,703 | Gross: $8.11M

15. Black Beauty (1994)

G | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.6
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The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.

Director: Caroline Thompson | Stars: Sean Bean, David Thewlis, Docs Keepin Time, Alan Cumming

Votes: 7,469 | Gross: $4.63M

16. Blonde Ambition (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

3.9
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A young professional woman (Simpson) unwittingly becomes the pawn of two business executives in their bid to oust the head of a mega-conglomerate.

Director: Scott Marshall | Stars: Jessica Simpson, Luke Wilson, Rachael Leigh Cook, Penelope Ann Miller

Votes: 5,064 | Gross: $0.01M

17. Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.4
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A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Jerry Adler, Lynn Cohen

Votes: 29,324 | Gross: $11.29M

18. Bright Lights, Big City (1988)

R | 107 min | Drama

5.6
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A disillusioned young writer living in New York City turns to drugs and drinking to block out the memories of his dead mother and estranged wife.

Director: James Bridges | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland, Phoebe Cates, Swoosie Kurtz

Votes: 5,951 | Gross: $16.12M

19. O Menino e o Mundo (2013)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.6
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80 Metascore

A little boy goes on an adventurous quest in search of his father.

Director: Alê Abreu | Stars: Vinicius Garcia, Marco Aurélio Campos, Lu Horta, Felipe Zilse

Votes: 4,135 | Gross: $0.05M

20. Submarino (2010)

105 min | Drama

7.6
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Two brothers meet at their mother's funeral, each in his way on a path of self-destruction, both haunted by a tragedy in their youth.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Gustav Fischer Kjærulff, Sebastian Bull Sarning, Mads Broe Andersen, Jakob Cedergren

Votes: 7,608

21. Naked in New York (1993)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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Naked in New York begins in the car of grown up Jake, he is talking to us about his girlfriend, Joanne, (watch for the facial expressions) and to whom you can turn to for help while facing ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Algrant | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Mary-Louise Parker, Ralph Macchio, Jill Clayburgh

Votes: 1,356 | Gross: $1.04M

22. The Naked City (1948)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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New York City film noir about two detectives investigating the death of an attractive young woman. The apparent suicide turns out to be murder.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor

Votes: 8,981

23. Deadline - U.S.A. (1952)

87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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With his newspaper about to be sold, crusading editor Ed Hutcheson tries to complete an exposé on gangster Rienzi.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ethel Barrymore, Kim Hunter, Ed Begley

Votes: 1,883

24. Captain America (1944)

Approved | 244 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.0
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Superhero Captain America battles the evil forces of the archvillain called The Scarab, who poisons his enemies and steals a secret device capable of destroying buildings by sound vibrations.

Directors: Elmer Clifton, John English | Stars: Dick Purcell, Lorna Gray, Lionel Atwill, Charles Trowbridge

Votes: 535

25. Jersey Girl (1992)

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

6.1
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Sal is a wealthy and triumphant yuppie who normaly would not do everything in order to get a woman. But this time it is something special and he is about to give up his position for his ... See full summary »

Director: David Burton Morris | Stars: Jami Gertz, Dylan McDermott, Sheryl Lee, Aida Turturro

Votes: 1,160

26. Superman (1948)

Approved | 244 min | Sci-Fi

7.2
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Superman comes to Earth as a child and grows up to be his home's first superhero with his first major challenge being to oppose The Spider Lady.

Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Thomas Carr | Stars: Kirk Alyn, Noel Neill, Tommy Bond, Carol Forman

Votes: 680

27. The Best of Everything (1959)

Approved | 121 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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An expose of the lives and loves of Madison Avenue working girls and their higher ups.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Hope Lange, Stephen Boyd, Suzy Parker, Martha Hyer

Votes: 1,258

28. The Big Combo (1955)

84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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A police lt. is ordered to stop investigating deadly crime boss Mr. Brown, because he hasn't been able to get any hard evidence against him. He then goes after Brown's girlfriend who despises him, for information instead.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Richard Conte, Jean Wallace, Cornel Wilde, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 4,659

29. Blast of Silence (1961)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

7.7
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A hired killer from Cleveland has a job to do on a second-string mob boss in New York. But a special girl from his past, and a fat gun dealer with pet rats, each gets in his way.

Director: Allen Baron | Stars: Molly McCarthy, Allen Baron, Larry Tucker, Peter Clune

Votes: 2,864

30. Une grande fille comme toi (2003 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

6.7
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Voluptuous and bored, rebellious sixteen-year-old Sabine is interested in sex and clubbing, and not much else. But when she leaves home to move to Paris, she finds herself plunged into a ... See full summary »

Directors: Christophe Blanc, Mercedes Cecchetto | Stars: Mercedes Cecchetto, Laura Locatelli, Sarah Zidhane, Jean-Yves Dubois

Votes: 109

31. Medianeras (2011)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

Martín and Mariana are slightly damaged people who live in buildings just opposite one another. While they often don't notice each other, separation might be the very thing that brings them together.

Director: Gustavo Taretto | Stars: Javier Drolas, Pilar López de Ayala, Inés Efron, Adrián Navarro

Votes: 10,864 | Gross: $0.00M

32. Kirschblüten - Hanami (2008)

Unrated | 127 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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62 Metascore

After Rudi's wife Trudi suddenly dies, he travels to Japan to fulfill her dream of being a Butoh dancer.

Director: Doris Dörrie | Stars: Elmar Wepper, Hannelore Elsner, Aya Irizuki, Maximilian Brückner

Votes: 4,802 | Gross: $0.10M

33. Carrie (1952)

118 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Carrie boards the train to Chicago with big ambitions. She gets a job stitching shoes and her sister's husband takes almost all of her pay for room and board. Then she injures a finger and ... See full summary »

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jennifer Jones, Miriam Hopkins, Eddie Albert

Votes: 1,597

34. The Moon Is Blue (1953)

M | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Two aging playboys are both after the same attractive young woman, but she fends them off by claiming that she plans to remain a virgin until her wedding night. Both men determine to find a way around her objections.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: William Holden, David Niven, Maggie McNamara, Tom Tully

Votes: 1,570

35. Superman and the Mole-Men (1951)

Not Rated | 58 min | Action, Drama, Family

5.9
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When underground beings explore the surface world from a deep oil well and inadvertantly cause a panic, only Superman can prevent a tragedy.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: George Reeves, Phyllis Coates, Jeff Corey, Walter Reed

Votes: 1,216

36. Marked Woman (1937)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.4
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A crusading DA persuades a clip joint "party girl" to testify against her mobster boss after her innocent sister is accidentally murdered during one of his unsavory "parties".

Directors: Lloyd Bacon, Michael Curtiz | Stars: Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Lola Lane, Isabel Jewell

Votes: 2,481

37. So Goes My Love (1946)

Approved | 88 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Jane Budden, a country girl goes to the big city, determined to find and marry a wealthy man. Instead, she meets and marries Hiram Maxim, a struggling inventor. After their marriage, his ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Ryan | Stars: Myrna Loy, Don Ameche, Rhys Williams, Bobby Driscoll

Votes: 236

38. Smithereens (1982)

R | 89 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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A narcissistic runaway engages in a number of parasitic relationships amongst members of New York's waning punk scene.

Director: Susan Seidelman | Stars: Susan Berman, Brad Rijn, Richard Hell, Nada Despotovich

Votes: 839

39. Baby Face (1933)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A young woman, sexually exploited all her life, decides to turn the tables and exploit the hapless men at a big city bank -- by gleefully sleeping her way to the top.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook, Alphonse Ethier

Votes: 4,412

40. Laitakaupungin valot (2006)

78 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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57 Metascore

In Helsinki, a lonely night watchman is caught up in a series of misadventures with a femme fatale and a crooked businessman.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Janne Hyytiäinen, Maria Järvenhelmi, Maria Heiskanen, Ilkka Koivula

Votes: 5,047 | Gross: $0.01M

41. The Movies (1925)

TV-G | 19 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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Although his parents have warned him to stay away from the movies, our hero winds up acting in a costume picture, doubling for comedian Lloyd Hamilton.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Lloyd Hamilton, Marcella Daly, Arthur Thalasso, Frank Jonasson

Votes: 99

42. The Street with No Name (1948)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A covert FBI agent infiltrates a ruthless gangster mob, but his life is at risk from a mysterious informant who funnels inside information to the hoodlums.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Mark Stevens, Richard Widmark, Lloyd Nolan, Barbara Lawrence

Votes: 1,947

43. Can't Hurry Love (1995– )

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Four friends live in a occasional peaceful co-existence in New York. Love-seeking Annie; womanizing Roger; and married Elliot work together in a Manhattan personnel agency trying to get by ... See full summary »

Stars: Nancy McKeon, Mariska Hargitay, Louis Mandylor, Kevin Crowley

Votes: 29

44. Un divan à New York (1996)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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Dr. Henry Harriston is a successful psychoanalyst in New York City. When he is near a nervous breakdown, he arranges to change his flat with Beatrice Saulnier from France for a while. Both ... See full summary »

Director: Chantal Akerman | Stars: Juliette Binoche, William Hurt, Stephanie Buttle, Barbara Garrick

Votes: 1,574

45. Coeurs (2006)

120 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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77 Metascore

In Paris, six people all look for love, despite typically having their romantic aspirations dashed at every turn.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Sabine Azéma, Isabelle Carré, Laura Morante, Pierre Arditi

Votes: 3,373 | Gross: $0.13M

46. Neon Indian: Slumlord Rising (2015)

9 min | Short, Action, Crime

7.7
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A Sci-fi horror music video For "slumlord" From neon Indians 2015 album vega intl. night school that depicts a disco shootout from an evil money organization . The slumlord arrives with a ... See full summary »

Directors: Tim Nackashi, Alan Palomo | Stars: Derrick Beckles, Jadarrel Belser, Aaron Brown, Julliete Cassidy

Votes: 10

47. Flatfoot in Hong Kong (1975)

115 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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Piedone (Bigfoot) Rizzo is accused of drugs trafficking. In order to clear his name he has to find out who is the person, from a Mafia ring, who has infiltrated his police department.

Director: Steno | Stars: Bud Spencer, Al Lettieri, Enzo Cannavale, Renato Scarpa

Votes: 2,118

48. Obitaemyy ostrov (2009)

115 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.2
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On the threshold of 22nd century, furrowing the space, protagonist from the Free Search Group makes emergency landing on an unknown planet where he must stay. People who are living on this ... See full summary »

Director: Fedor Bondarchuk | Stars: Vasiliy Stepanov, Yuliya Snigir, Pyotr Fyodorov, Sergey Garmash

Votes: 4,476

49. On Our Merry Way (1948)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.0
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Three short stories revolving around the topic of the daily question posed by the roving reporter to the readers of a daily newspaper.

Directors: Leslie Fenton, King Vidor, John Huston, George Stevens | Stars: Paulette Goddard, James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour

Votes: 469

50. Suzhou he (2000)

83 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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76 Metascore

The river Suzhou that flows through Shanghai is a reservoir of filth, chaos and poverty, but also a meeting place for memories and secrets. Lou Ye, who spent his youth on the banks of the ... See full summary »

Director: Ye Lou | Stars: Xun Zhou, Hongshen Jia, Zhongkai Hua, Anlian Yao

Votes: 3,211 | Gross: $0.10M