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1. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.8
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63 Metascore

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

Director: Garth Jennings | Stars: Martin Freeman, Yasiin Bey, Sam Rockwell, Zooey Deschanel

Votes: 166,696 | Gross: $51.09M

2. Brazil (1985)

R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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88 Metascore

A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error, and becomes an enemy of the state.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 164,448 | Gross: $9.93M

3. Jarhead (2005)

R | 125 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.0
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58 Metascore

A psychological study of operations desert shield and desert storm during the gulf war; through the eyes of a U.S marine sniper who struggles to cope with the possibility his girlfriend may be cheating on him back home.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black, Scott MacDonald

Votes: 153,579 | Gross: $62.66M

4. Never Say Never Again (1983)

PG | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.2
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68 Metascore

A SPECTRE agent has stolen two American nuclear warheads, and James Bond must find their targets before they are detonated.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Sean Connery, Kim Basinger, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Max von Sydow

Votes: 52,386 | Gross: $55.50M

5. Haywire (2011)

R | 93 min | Action, Thriller

5.8
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67 Metascore

A black ops super soldier seeks payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Michael Angarano

Votes: 75,840 | Gross: $18.94M

6. John Q (2002)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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30 Metascore

John Quincy Archibald takes a hospital emergency room hostage when his insurance won't cover his son's heart transplant.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, Gabriela Oltean, Kimberly Elise

Votes: 107,366 | Gross: $71.76M

7. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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58 Metascore

A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Amr Waked, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 55,317 | Gross: $9.03M

8. Breach (2007)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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74 Metascore

FBI upstart Eric O'Neill enters into a power game with his boss, Robert Hanssen, an agent who was put on trial for selling secrets to the Soviet Union.

Director: Billy Ray | Stars: Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Dennis Haysbert, Laura Linney

Votes: 53,958 | Gross: $33.23M

9. The Accidental Husband (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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When talk radio host Emma Lloyd advises one of her listeners to break up with her boyfriend, the jilted ex sets about getting his revenge.

Director: Griffin Dunne | Stars: Uma Thurman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Justina Machado, Colin Firth

Votes: 20,728

10. La Grande Illusion (1937)

Unrated | 113 min | Drama, War

8.1
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During the First World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 28,992 | Gross: $0.17M

11. The Trial (1962)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Arnoldo Foà, Jess Hahn, Billy Kearns

Votes: 15,386

12. Ikiru (1952)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

8.3
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A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

Votes: 48,473 | Gross: $0.06M

13. The Deadly Affair (1966)

Not Rated | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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A British agent sets out to uncover the hidden facts behind a British government employee's suicide.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: James Mason, Maximilian Schell, Simone Signoret, Harriet Andersson

Votes: 2,207

14. The Amazing Panda Adventure (1995)

PG | 84 min | Family, Adventure, Drama

5.8
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A young American boy visiting in China helps his zoologist father rescue a panda cub from unscrupulous poachers while his panda reserve is threatened with closure from officious bureaucrats.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Stephen Lang, Ryan Slater, Yi Ding, Wang Fei

Votes: 3,373 | Gross: $7.51M

15. Umberto D. (1952)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

8.2
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92 Metascore

An elderly man and his dog struggle to survive on his government pension in Rome.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari, Ileana Simova

Votes: 18,389 | Gross: $0.07M

16. The Girl in the Café (2005 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 94 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Lawrence, an aging, lonely civil servant falls for Gina, an enigmatic young woman. When he takes her to the G8 Summit in Reykjavik, however, their bond is tested by Lawrence's professional obligations.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Bill Nighy, Kelly Macdonald, Meneka Das, Anton Lesser

Votes: 7,728

17. Follow That Dream (1962)

109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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When the Kwimper family car runs out of gas on a new Florida highway and an officous state supervisor tries to run them off, Pop Kwimper digs in his heels and decides to do a little ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Elvis Presley, Arthur O'Connell, Anne Helm, Joanna Moore

Votes: 1,847

18. Eichmann (2007)

TV-MA | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.9
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35 Metascore

Based upon the final confession of Adolf Eichmann, made before his execution in Israel as he accounts to Captain Avner Less, a young Israeli Police Officer, of his past as the architect of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Young | Stars: Avner W. Less, Thomas Kretschmann, Troy Garity, Franka Potente

Votes: 2,670

19. Ashes and Diamonds (1958)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.9
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During the German occupation noble, bourgeois and worker's partisan groups lived in peace with another. On the first day of freedom they start to fight each other. In these fights is weaved a most tender love story.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Zbigniew Cybulski, Ewa Krzyzewska, Waclaw Zastrzezynski, Adam Pawlikowski

Votes: 8,242

20. The Trial (1993)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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Joseph K. awakens one morning, to find two strange men in his room, telling him he has been arrested. Joseph is not told, with what he is charged, and despite being "arrested", is allowed ... See full summary »

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Anthony Hopkins, Jason Robards, Juliet Stevenson

Votes: 1,887

21. Standard Operating Procedure (2008)

R | 116 min | Documentary, Crime, War

7.5
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70 Metascore

Errol Morris examines the incidents of abuse and torture of suspected terrorists at the hands of U.S. forces at the Abu Ghraib prison.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Megan Ambuhl Graner, Javal Davis, Ken Davis, Anthony Diaz

Votes: 3,529 | Gross: $0.23M

22. Haven (2001 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 180 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and ... See full summary »

Director: John Gray | Stars: Natasha Richardson, Colm Feore, Henry Czerny, Sheila McCarthy

Votes: 371

23. Cuba (1979)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Romance, Thriller

5.7
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A British mercenary arrives in pre-Revolution Cuba to help train the corrupt General Batista's army against Castro's guerrillas while he also romances a former lover now married to an unscrupulous plantation owner.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Sean Connery, Brooke Adams, Jack Weston, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 2,013 | Gross: $0.53M

24. Countdown (1967)

Unrated | 101 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.0
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Desperate to reach the moon first, N.A.S.A. sends a man and shelter separately, one-way. He must find it to survive. He can't return until Apollo is ready.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: James Caan, Robert Duvall, Joanna Moore, Barbara Baxley

Votes: 1,494

25. El ministro y yo (1976)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A good-hearted clerk falls in grace to a minister who invites him to work for the government. His ethics on job alienates him from colleagues while making efforts to return speech to a girl.

Director: Miguel M. Delgado | Stars: Cantinflas, Chela Castro, Lucía Méndez, Ángel Garasa

Votes: 185

26. Die Wannseekonferenz (1984 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama, History

7.9
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A precise, real-time (exactly 85 minutes - the length of the actual event) reenactment of the infamous Wannsee Conference, a meeting called in January, 1942 to map out the implementation of... See full summary »

Director: Heinz Schirk | Stars: Dietrich Mattausch, Gerd Böckmann, Friedrich G. Beckhaus, Robert Atzorn

Votes: 767

27. Il maestro e Margherita (1972)

95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.5
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The Master and Margaret (1972) is based on the eponymous book by Mikhail A. Bulgakov. The film is set in the Soviet Union under Stalin, it has several story-lines, that are intertwined. ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandar Petrovic | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Mimsy Farmer, Alain Cuny, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic

Votes: 421

28. Boyfriends and Girlfriends (1987)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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In Paris outskirts Blanche, a young clerk, befriends Lea, a girl livelier than she is. Lea is going steady with Fabien who is a friend to Alexandre who is going steady with Adrienne but is ... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Emmanuelle Chaulet, Sophie Renoir, Anne-Laure Meury, Eric Viellard

Votes: 2,687 | Gross: $0.82M

29. The Girl from Petrovka (1974)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.3
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A beautiful Russian ballerina falls in love with an American news correspondent. The K.G.B. is most displeased, and does everything it can to break them up.

Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Hal Holbrook, Anthony Hopkins, Grégoire Aslan

Votes: 388

30. Carnival in Moscow (1956)

78 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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A new chief of a "Culture House" is planning to hold a terribly boring New Year concert. A group of young amateur actors are doing their best to liven up the concert.

Director: Eldar Ryazanov | Stars: Igor Ilyinsky, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Yuri Belov, Georgiy Kulikov

Votes: 1,723

31. Notes from Underground (1995)

88 min | Drama

6.7
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Adapted from Dostoevsky's novella, Henry Czerny plays the narrator, Underground Man. Filled with self-hatred, he keeps a video diary where he discusses his own shortcomings and what he ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Walkow | Stars: Henry Czerny, Seth Green, Sheryl Lee, Vic Polizos

Votes: 341

32. Raye makhfi (2001)

G | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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75 Metascore

A female election agent and a gun-toting soldier try to collect votes among the local islanders with mixed success.

Director: Babak Payami | Stars: Nassim Abdi, Cyrus Abidi, Youssef Habashi, Farrokh Shoja

Votes: 1,117 | Gross: $0.11M

33. La muerte de un burócrata (1966)

Unrated | 85 min | Comedy

7.8
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A young man attempts to fight the system in an entertaining account of bureaucracy amok and the tyranny of red tape.

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea | Stars: Salvador Wood, Silvia Planas, Manuel Estanillo, Omar Alfonso

Votes: 821

34. Tsisperi mtebi anu daujerebeli ambavi (1983)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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An author - a passive young man - enters the Soviet-controlled bureaucracy of Georgia attempting to get his novel published only to be neglected and compartmentalized at every turn.

Director: Eldar Shengelaia | Stars: Ramaz Giorgobiani, Vasil Kakhniashvili, Teimuraz Chirgadze, Ivane Sakvarelidze

Votes: 1,178

35. Strasidla (2016)

Comedy, Fantasy

4.3
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Director: Zdenek Troska | Stars: Bronislav Kotis, Tereza Kostková, Carmen Mayerová, Jirí Dvorák

Votes: 22

36. Village of Dreams (1996)

112 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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Tells of the childhood of nine-year-old twins in a rural village in Japan after World War 2. Includes the boys' relationships with their schoolteacher mother, civil servant father, elderly ... See full summary »

Director: Yôichi Higashi | Stars: Mieko Harada, Keigo Matsuyama, Shogo Matsuyama, Kyôzô Nagatsuka

Votes: 341

37. Touching Wild Horses (2002)

PG | 91 min | Drama

6.7
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After a car accident that claimed his father and sister's lives and left his mother in a coma, a boy is sent to live with his reclusive aunt on Sable Island, a world-renowned wild horse preserve.

Director: Eleanor Lindo | Stars: Mark Rendall, Jane Seymour, Charles Martin Smith, Gloria Slade

Votes: 387

38. Bhuvan Shome (1969)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Bhuvan Shome is a lonely widower, a proud old man and a strict disciplinarian. Looking back on the trodden path, strewn with staunch determination and drab attitudes, Bhuvan Shome, a ... See full summary »

Director: Mrinal Sen | Stars: Utpal Dutt, Suhasini Mulay, Shekhar Chatterjee, Sadhu Meher

Votes: 249

39. Odoru daisosasen (1998)

119 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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Aoshima, a police detective working in the Bayside Precinct, is continually frustrated by the hierarchy and red tape that plague the system. His friend Muroi is climbing the ladder of the ... See full summary »

Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro | Stars: Yûji Oda, Toshirô Yanagiba, Eri Fukatsu, Miki Mizuno

Votes: 608

40. My Grandmother (1929)

65 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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The protagonist, a lazy pen-pusher, gets the sack for his bureaucratic idleness, and learns that the way back into the job market depends on getting a letter of recommendation from a "grandmother".

Director: Kote Mikaberidze | Stars: Aleksandre Takaishvili, Bella Chernova, Evgeniy Ovanov, Akaki Khorava

Votes: 180

41. Bureaucracy (2009)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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A loyal employee overburdened by a corrupt boss carefully plots a murder to save himself and his blind sister from economic hardship.

Director: Mark Perreault | Stars: Jack Robinson, David Simon, Kaitlyn Black, Jane Shepherd

Votes: 34

42. Dr. Plonk (2007)

85 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A scientist & inventor in 1907, Dr Plonk, predicts that the world will end in 101 years, unless something is done about it. A comedy in the Charlie Chaplin / Buster Keaton tradition.

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Nigel Martin, Paul Blackwell, Magda Szubanski, Wayne Anthoney

Votes: 411

43. She's the Mayor (2011– )

30 min | Comedy

3.4
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Stars: Janet-Laine Green, Scott Wentworth, Tonya Williams, Joseph Motiki

Votes: 86

44. Murarz (1973)

18 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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A bricklayer and former communist party official looks back at his life, while taking part in a parade of May 1st.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Star: Józef Malesa

Votes: 197

45. Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Adventure (1964)

83 min | Action, Drama

7.2
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This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series sees the orphan swordsman wander into a town and stumble upon the opportunity to conduct righteous deeds. With the smaller acts of kindness aside ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Kôichi Aihara, San'emon Arashi, Shinjirô Asano

Votes: 156

46. Refren (1972)

11 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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Bureaucracy lives on even after somebody's death, as you can see from the example of an ordinary Warsaw funeral parlour.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski

Votes: 215

47. Natalia (1979)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Director: Matti Kassila | Stars: Ola Johansson, Matti Mäntylä, Marjukka Arasola, Martti Järvinen

Votes: 67

48. Eichmanns Ende (2010 TV Movie)

89 min | Documentary, Drama

6.9
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Director: Raymond Ley | Stars: Herbert Knaup, Ulrich Tukur, Axel Milberg, Michael Hanemann

Votes: 118

49. Chelovek v ramke (1966)

10 min | Animation, Short

7.0
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The way bureaucracy works is told by men in the frames.

Director: Fyodor Khitruk

Votes: 178

50. Simon Sezz (1992)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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A satire on company bureaucracy through the eyes of one Simon Sezz.

Director: Ken Berry | Stars: Mark Anderako, Marie Dame, Kathryn Fraser, William E. Hornecker