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1. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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44 Metascore

Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.

Writers: Chris Terrio, David S. Goyer, Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster | Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg

Votes: 348,810 | Gross: $330.25M

2. The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.0
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82 Metascore

When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, Bob Kane | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Votes: 1,666,849 | Gross: $533.32M

3. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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79 Metascore

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.

Writer: Tom Schulman | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

Votes: 276,315 | Gross: $95.86M

4. Angel (1999–2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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The vampire Angel, cursed with a soul, moves to Los Angeles and aids people with supernatural-related problems while questing for his own redemption.

Creators: David Greenwalt, Joss Whedon | Stars: David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof, J. August Richards

Votes: 51,369

5. The Godfather: Part III (1990)

R | 162 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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60 Metascore

In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in New York and Italy in 1979, aging Mafia don Michael Corleone seeks to avow for his sins while taking a young protégé under his wing.

Writers: Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia, Talia Shire

Votes: 266,650 | Gross: $66.68M

6. Enemy at the Gates (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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53 Metascore

A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad.

Writers: Jean-Jacques Annaud, Alain Godard | Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Jude Law, Ed Harris, Joseph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz

Votes: 188,163 | Gross: $51.40M

7. Street Kings (2008)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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55 Metascore

An undercover cop, disillusioned by the recent murder of his wife, is implicated in the murder of an officer and must struggle to clear himself.

Writers: James Ellroy, Kurt Wimmer, Jamie Moss | Director: David Ayer | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans

Votes: 94,641 | Gross: $26.42M

8. SGU Stargate Universe (2009–2011)

Not Rated | 43 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Trapped on an Ancient spaceship billions of light years from home, a group of soldiers and civilians struggle to survive and find their way back to Earth.

Creators: Robert C. Cooper, Brad Wright | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira, Brian J. Smith, Elyse Levesque

Votes: 38,879

9. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

PG | 126 min | Drama

8.2
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A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison.

Writers: Donn Pearce, Frank Pierson | Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

Votes: 119,537

10. The Searchers (1956)

Approved | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.0
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A Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Alan Le May | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

Votes: 61,739

11. 25th Hour (2002)

R | 135 min | Drama

7.7
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67 Metascore

Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term.

Writer: David Benioff | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rosario Dawson

Votes: 149,215 | Gross: $13.06M

12. Flashforward (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.6
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A special task force in the FBI investigates after every person on Earth simultaneously blacks out and awakens with a short vision of their future.

Creators: Brannon Braga, David S. Goyer | Stars: Courtney B. Vance, Joseph Fiennes, Jack Davenport, Zachary Knighton

Votes: 54,171

13. Appaloosa (2008)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Western

6.8
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64 Metascore

Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.

Writers: Robert Knott, Ed Harris, Robert B. Parker | Director: Ed Harris | Stars: Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Renée Zellweger, Jeremy Irons

Votes: 50,078 | Gross: $20.21M

14. The Messenger (I) (2009)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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77 Metascore

An American soldier struggles with an ethical dilemma when he becomes involved with a widow of a fallen officer.

Writers: Alessandro Camon, Oren Moverman | Director: Oren Moverman | Stars: Ben Foster, Samantha Morton, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone

Votes: 29,542 | Gross: $0.07M

15. Dev D (2009)

144 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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After breaking up with his childhood sweetheart, a young man finds solace in drugs. Meanwhile, a teenage girl is caught in the world of prostitution. Will they be destroyed, or will they find redemption?

Writers: Saratchandra Chatterjee, Abhay Deol, Vikramaditya Motwane, Anurag Kashyap | Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Abhay Deol, Mahie Gill, Kalki Koechlin, Dibyendu Bhattacharya

Votes: 19,858 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Thalapathi (1991)

157 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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Surya (Rajnikanth) is an orphan raised in a slum. He finds a friend in the local Godfather (Mamooty). They rule the town and forms a parallel government. Things are well until new district ... See full summary »

Writers: Mani Ratnam, Umesh Sharma | Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Mammootty, Rajinikanth, Shobana, Arvind Swamy

Votes: 3,412

17. Hey Ram (2000)

186 min | Drama, History

8.1
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Saketh Ram's wife is raped and killed during direct action day riots in Calcutta. He is convinced that Mahatma Gandhi is responsible for all the problems happening in the country. He sets out to kill him.

Writers: Kamal Haasan, Manohar Shyam Joshi | Director: Kamal Haasan | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Hema Malini

Votes: 7,059 | Gross: $0.27M

18. Saving Private Perez (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Western

6.0
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56 Metascore

A Mexican crime lord is forced by his mother to plan a suicidal rescue mission to find his lost brother in the most unexpected place on Earth...

Writers: Francisco Payó González, Beto Gómez | Director: Beto Gómez | Stars: Miguel Rodarte, Jesús Ochoa, Joaquín Cosio, Gerardo Taracena

Votes: 1,592 | Gross: $1.39M

19. Manorama Six Feet Under (2007)

Not Rated | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Rajasthan-based Satyaveer Singh Randhawa works as a Junior Engineer with Lahkot Municipality's Public Works Department and lives a middle-class lifestyle with his wife, Nimmi, and son, Raju... See full summary »

Writers: Devika Bhagat, Navdeep Singh, Manoj Tapadia, Abhinav Kashyap | Director: Navdeep Singh | Stars: Abhay Deol, Gul Panag, Raima Sen, Sarika

Votes: 3,868

20. Protégé (2007)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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A special agent has for 8 years been deep undercover in Asia's lucrative organized crime trade as he plays protégé to one of the key players, Banker. Nick now has but he has started to feel loyalty to his new environment, and to the money.

Writers: Tung-Shing Yee, Man Hong Lung, Sun Go | Director: Tung-Shing Yee | Stars: Andy Lau, Daniel Wu, Louis Koo, Jingchu Zhang

Votes: 3,969

21. Deewaar (1975)

174 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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As a youth, Vijay struggles as a dockworker. Eventually, he becomes a leading figure of the underworld, while younger brother, Ravi, is an educated, upright policeman. But in the end, it all comes down to, who does mother love more?

Writers: Javed Akhtar, Salim Khan | Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Neetu Singh, Nirupa Roy

Votes: 5,656

22. Karthik Calling Karthik (2010)

135 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.0
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A much abused loner achieves success, and even wins the heart of his gorgeous co-worker, after getting early morning mysterious phone calls from someone.

Writer: Vijay Lalwani | Director: Vijay Lalwani | Stars: Farhan Akhtar, Deepika Padukone, Ram Kapoor, Vivan Bhatena

Votes: 6,221 | Gross: $0.29M

23. Woh Lamhe (2006)

156 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Based upon the life of actress Parveen Babi, this film describes the life of a schizophrenic actress Sana Azim, and the love of her life - Aditya Garewal.

Writers: Mahesh Bhatt, Shagufta Rafique | Director: Mohit Suri | Stars: Kangana Ranaut, Shiney Ahuja, Shaad Randhawa, Purab Kohli

Votes: 915

24. The Adversary (1970)

110 min | Drama

8.2
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A young college graduate is struggling to find a job. He lives in a flat with his younger, employed sister, revolutionary brother and widowed mother. The strain of the situation ultimately causes him to hallucinate.

Writers: Sunil Gangopadhyay, Satyajit Ray | Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Dhritiman Chatterjee, Asgar Ali, Arabinda Banerjee, Soumitra Banerjee

Votes: 942

25. Bespredel (1989)

102 min | Drama

7.4
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Writers: Igor Gostev, Leonid Nikitinskij | Director: Igor Gostev | Stars: Andrey Tashkov, Anton Androsov, Aleksandr Mokhov, Lev Durov

Votes: 372

26. Lulu Belle (1948)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Lulu Belle is singing in a cheap dive in Natchez, Mississippi in the early 1900's when she meets rising young attorney George Davis. He gives up his fiancée and career to marry Lulu Bell. ... See full summary »

Writers: Everett Freeman, Karl Kamb, Charles MacArthur, Edward Sheldon | Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, George Montgomery, Albert Dekker, Otto Kruger

Votes: 72

27. The Crooked Trail (1936)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.7
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After Jim Blake saves Harve Tarlton's life, they become partners in a gold mining claim. After a while Harve reverts to his outlaw way of life. Everyone but Jim seems to know that Harve is ... See full summary »

Writer: George H. Plympton | Director: S. Roy Luby | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Lucile Browne, John Merton, Charles King

Votes: 41

28. The Krone Experiment (2005)

108 min | Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A group of scientific intelligence experts must track down the source of a mysterious seismic signal that is causing pinpoints of destruction around the globe. When a Russian ship is ... See full summary »

Writers: J. Craig Wheeler, J. Robinson Wheeler | Director: J. Robinson Wheeler | Stars: Tom Weirich, Darbi Worley, Benjamin Pascoe, Robert Graham

Votes: 16

29. Hold My Hand (2014)

10 min | Short, Drama

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Writer: Michael Dotson | Director: Michael Dotson | Stars: Chanel Marriott, Thomas Haley, Brooklyn Haley, Kevin Strom

30. Siege (1925)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, Romance

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A stern old woman, who owns the largest factory in a small town and has ruled both the factory and the town with an iron hand, finds herself battling with the wife of her nephew, the man ... See full summary »

Writers: Samuel Hopkins Adams, Harvey F. Thew | Director: Svend Gade | Stars: Virginia Valli, Eugene O'Brien, Mary Alden, Marc McDermott