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1. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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62 Metascore

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, David Lloyd | Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

Votes: 691,694

2. The Happening (2008)

R | 91 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.1
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34 Metascore

A science teacher, his wife, and a young girl struggle to survive a plague that causes those infected to commit suicide.

Writer: M. Night Shyamalan | Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Ashlyn Sanchez

Votes: 151,539

3. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Approved | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.7
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An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, Jo Swerling, Philip Van Doren Stern | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 239,378

4. Solaris (1972)

PG | 167 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.1
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90 Metascore

A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.

Writers: Stanislaw Lem, Fridrikh Gorenshteyn, Andrei Tarkovsky | Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet, Vladislav Dvorzhetskiy

Votes: 46,634

5. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Writers: Albert Lewin, Oscar Wilde | Director: Albert Lewin | Stars: George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Donna Reed, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 8,363

6. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Unrated | 136 min | Drama, War

8.1
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A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

Writers: Erich Maria Remarque, Maxwell Anderson, George Abbott, Del Andrews, C. Gardner Sullivan | Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

Votes: 44,252

7. Mildred Pierce (1945)

Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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After her cheating husband leaves her, Mildred Pierce proves she can become independent and successful, but cannot seem to win the approval of her spoiled daughter.

Writers: Ranald MacDougall, James M. Cain | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden

Votes: 14,562

8. Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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"Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in ... See full summary »

Writers: Lamar Trotti, Frank B. Gilbreth Jr., Ernestine Gilbreth Carey | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy, Jeanne Crain, Betty Lynn

Votes: 3,297

9. Miss Potter (2006)

PG | 92 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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57 Metascore

The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.

Writer: Richard Maltby Jr. | Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson, Barbara Flynn

Votes: 22,384

10. Paprika (2006)

R | 90 min | Animation, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.7
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81 Metascore

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.

Writers: Yasutaka Tsutsui, Seishi Minakami, Satoshi Kon | Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori, Tôru Furuya

Votes: 37,167

11. The Collector (1965)

Unrated | 119 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.6
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A man kidnaps a woman and holds her hostage just for the pleasure of having her there.

Writers: John Fowles, John Kohn, Stanley Mann | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar, Mona Washbourne, Maurice Dallimore

Votes: 6,518

12. Macbeth (I) (2006)

109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

4.8
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51 Metascore

A contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" set in the ganglands of Melbourne.

Writers: Victoria Hill, William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Wright | Director: Geoffrey Wright | Stars: Chloe Armstrong, Hannah Griffith, Kate Bell, Miranda Nation

Votes: 1,849

13. The Chocolate War (1988)

R | 100 min | Drama

6.9
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A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the bizarre rituals of his peers and the expectations of the school's administration by ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Cormier, Keith Gordon | Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: John Glover, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Wallace Langham, Doug Hutchison

Votes: 1,648

14. Daisies (1966)

74 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Two girls try to understand the meaning of the world and their life.

Writers: Vera Chytilová, Ester Krumbachová, Pavel Jurácek | Director: Vera Chytilová | Stars: Ivana Karbanová, Jitka Cerhová, Marie Cesková, Jirina Myskova

Votes: 4,820

15. A Bay of Blood (1971)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing ... See full summary »

Writers: Franco Barberi, Mario Bava, Gene Luotto, Filippo Ottoni, Dardano Sacchetti, Giuseppe Zaccariello | Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli, Claudio Camaso, Anna Maria Rosati

Votes: 5,299

16. The Spiral Staircase (1945)

Approved | 83 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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A serial killer (circa 1916) is targeting women with 'afflictions'; one night during a thunderstorm, mute Helen feels menaced.

Writers: Mel Dinelli, Ethel Lina White | Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore, Kent Smith

Votes: 6,084

17. Home from the Hill (1960)

Approved | 150 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Captain Wade Hunnicutt is the wealthiest and most powerful citizen in his Texan town; he is also a notorious womanizer, which has turned his wife Hannah against him. She has brought up ... See full summary »

Writers: Harriet Frank Jr., Irving Ravetch, William Humphrey | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Eleanor Parker, George Peppard, George Hamilton

Votes: 1,946

18. The Major and the Minor (1942)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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A woman disguises herself as a child to save on a train fare and is taken in charge by an army man who doesn't notice the truth.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Edward Childs Carpenter, Fanny Kilbourne | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson, Robert Benchley

Votes: 3,906

19. Branded to Kill (1967)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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A hit-man, with a fetish for sniffing boiling rice, fumbles his latest job, putting him into conflict with his treacherous wife, with a mysterious woman eager for death and with the phantom-like hit-man known only as Number One.

Writer: Hachiro Guryu | Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Jô Shishido, Kôji Nanbara, Isao Tamagawa, Anne Mari

Votes: 4,722

20. Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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An American journalist in Prague searches for his girlfriend who has suddenly disappeared.

Writers: Aldo Lado, Ruediger von Spies | Director: Aldo Lado | Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Jean Sorel, Mario Adorf, Barbara Bach

Votes: 1,310

21. The Adjuster (1991)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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A reflection about what makes everyone's life unique, through the story of Noah's family. Noah is an adjuster, having sex with his customers. His wife Hera watches pornographic movies for ... See full summary »

Writer: Atom Egoyan | Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Elias Koteas, Arsinée Khanjian, Maury Chaykin, Gabrielle Rose

Votes: 2,444

22. The Butterfly (I) (2002)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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64 Metascore

The plot summary says that the old man seeks a particular butterfly because of the request of his brother. Having just seen the movie, two of us are certain that it was his son, not his brother.

Writer: Philippe Muyl | Director: Philippe Muyl | Stars: Michel Serrault, Claire Bouanich, Nade Dieu, Jacques Bouanich

Votes: 2,292

23. The Deadly Bees (1966)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

3.3
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Trouble strikes when an exhausted pop singer, sent on a vacation to a farm, realizes that the farm's owner grows deadly bees.

Writers: Robert Bloch, Anthony Marriott, Gerald Heard | Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Suzanna Leigh, Frank Finlay, Guy Doleman, Catherine Finn

Votes: 1,259

24. Sauna (2008)

83 min | Horror

6.4
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As a 25-year war between Russia and Sweden concludes, two brothers who are part of an effort to outline new border accords become undone by their actions, and their mistreatment of a young woman during their journey.

Writer: Iiro Küttner | Director: Antti-Jussi Annila | Stars: Ville Virtanen, Tommi Eronen, Viktor Klimenko, Rain Tolk

Votes: 5,157

25. I Love You Again (1940)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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Boring businessman Larry Wilson recovers from amnesia and discovers he's really a con man...and loves his soon-to-be-ex wife.

Writers: Leon Gordon, Maurine Dallas Watkins, Octavus Roy Cohen, Charles Lederer, George Oppenheimer, Harry Kurnitz | Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Frank McHugh, Edmund Lowe

Votes: 1,862

26. All I Desire (1953)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

7.2
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In 1910, a wayward mother re-visits the family she deserted.

Writers: James Gunn, Robert Blees, Gina Kaus, Carol Ryrie Brink | Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Carlson, Lyle Bettger, Marcia Henderson

Votes: 993

27. Coup de grâce (1976)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, War

7.1
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A countess' unrequited love for an army officer leads to disaster.

Writers: Marguerite Yourcenar, Geneviève Dormann, Margarethe von Trotta, Jutta Brückner | Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Matthias Habich, Margarethe von Trotta, Rüdiger Kirschstein, Marc Eyraud

Votes: 831

28. The Clouded Yellow (1950)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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When Secret Service agent David Somers is fired, he takes a quiet job with the Fentons at their country estate - cataloging butterflies, hence the title insect. David grows fond of Jess ... See full summary »

Writer: Janet Green | Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Jean Simmons, Trevor Howard, Sonia Dresdel, Barry Jones

Votes: 430

29. Summer Storm (1944)

106 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.9
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In this filmed Chekhov adaptation, Olga is an alluring peasant woman who lures cynical aristocrat Fedor away from his milquetoast fiancée, with tragic consequences.

Writers: Rowland Leigh, Douglas Sirk, Robert Thoeren, Anton Chekhov | Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Linda Darnell, George Sanders, Anna Lee, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 275

30. Doktor Faustus (1982)

179 min | Drama

7.1
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A musician beds down a prostitute he knows is diseased in order to gain inspiration, an act he later believes to have been a tacit pact with Satan.

Writers: Thomas Mann, Franz Seitz | Director: Franz Seitz | Stars: Jon Finch, André Heller, Hanns Zischler, Margot Hielscher

Votes: 73

31. No. 00173 (1966)

9 min | Short, Sci-Fi

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An abstract story of a butterfly who dares to distract mechanized workers as they worship their machines. The supervisor is a robot who does not allow any distractions or feelings of ... See full summary »

Writer: Jan Walter Habarta | Director: Jan Walter Habarta

32. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: Anything You Can Do (2009)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A Canadian Mountie from British Columbia insinuates himself into a Totonto homicide because he believes it is related much to Murdoch's chagrin.

Creators: R.B. Carney, Cal Coons, Alexandra Zarowny | Director: Kelly Makin | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Thomas Craig, Jonny Harris

Votes: 76

33. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: Blast (1971)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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Jim and Dana infiltrate a group of bank robbers, but the IMF's real target is the mysterious leader of the group who uses the thieves' booty to fund anti-American revolutionary activities. ... See full summary »

Creator: Bruce Geller | Director: Sutton Roley | Stars: Peter Graves, Leonard Nimoy, Lesley Ann Warren, Greg Morris

Votes: 33

34. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Kill with Kindness (1956)

26 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Katherine Oldham feeds stew to a homeless man as she struggles to keep the mind of her brother, Fitzhugh--a butterfly hunter and birdwatcher--on the task of murder.

Writer: A.J. Russell | Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hume Cronyn, Carmen Mathews, James Gleason

Votes: 224

35. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: The Dreamscape (2008)

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.0
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An employee of Massive Dynamic covered in mysterious cuts jumps out a window believing himself to be attacked by a swarm of butterflies. Meanwhile, Olivia becomes fed up with her visions of... See full summary »

Creators: J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci | Director: Fred Toye | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 1,179

36. The Ascent of Man (1973– )
Episode: The Ladder of Creation (1973)

Documentary

7.9
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Two naturalists independently discover natural selection, while a chemist's discoveries lead to an understanding of how life began.

Star: Jacob Bronowski

Votes: 21