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1. Fight Club (1999)

R | 139 min | Drama

8.9
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66 Metascore

An insomniac office worker looking for a way to change his life crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker and they form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more...

Writers: Chuck Palahniuk, Jim Uhls | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf

2. The Big Lebowski (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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69 Metascore

"Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

3. Lovelace (2013)

R | 93 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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51 Metascore

The story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.

Writer: Andy Bellin | Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Amanda Seyfried, James Franco, Peter Sarsgaard, Juno Temple

4. The Lost Boys (1987)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror

7.2
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63 Metascore

After moving to a new town, two brothers are convinced that the area is frequented by vampires.

Writers: Janice Fischer, James Jeremias, Jeffrey Boam | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes

5. Across the Universe (2007)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

7.5
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56 Metascore

The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Julie Taymor | Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs

6. Conan the Barbarian (1982)

R | 129 min | Action, Fantasy, Adventure

6.9
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43 Metascore

A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to avenge his tribe and his parents whom were slain by an evil sorcerer and his warriors when he was a boy.

Writers: Robert E. Howard, John Milius, Oliver Stone | Director: John Milius | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow, Sandahl Bergman

7. Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary

8.2
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79 Metascore

The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.

Director: Frank Pavich | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, H.R. Giger, Chris Foss

8. Milk (I) (2008)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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84 Metascore

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.

Writer: Dustin Lance Black | Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna

9. This Is England (2006)

Unrated | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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86 Metascore

A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.

Writer: Shane Meadows | Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Thomas Turgoose, Stephen Graham, Jo Hartley, Andrew Shim

10. Easy Rider (1969)

R | 95 min | Drama

7.4
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86 Metascore

Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America.

Writers: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Terry Southern | Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Antonio Mendoza

11. The Doors (1991)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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62 Metascore

The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.

Writers: Randall Jahnson, Oliver Stone | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley

12. Hair (1979)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.5
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68 Metascore

Claude leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture and subsequently drafted.

Writers: Gerome Ragni, James Rado, Michael Weller | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden

13. The Mighty Boosh (2003– )

27 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

8.4
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Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil (in series 1) and pursuing a career as musicians and living with the mystic Naboo ... See full summary »

Stars: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Michael Fielding, Rich Fulcher

14. Vanishing Point (1971)

R | 99 min | Action, Thriller

7.3
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Kowalski works for a car delivery service. He takes delivery of a 1970 Dodge Challenger to take from Colorado to San Francisco, California. Shortly after pickup, he takes a bet to get the ... See full summary »

Writers: Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Malcolm Hart | Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger, Victoria Medlin

15. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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82 Metascore

A realistic road movie about a drug addict, his 'family', and their inevitable decline into crime.

Writers: James Fogle, Gus Van Sant, Daniel Yost | Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, James Le Gros, Heather Graham

16. Woodstock (1970)

R | 184 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.0
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The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival.

Director: Michael Wadleigh | Stars: Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Roger Daltrey, Joe Cocker

17. Naked Ambition: An R Rated Look at an X Rated Industry (2009)

R | 81 min | Documentary

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50 Metascore

Noted Celebrity Photographer, Michael Grecco, sets out to capture the essence of the AVN Awards and Convention where the best in American Pornography is displayed, celebrated and honored.

Writer: Charles Holland | Director: Michael Grecco | Stars: Michael Grecco, Tera Patrick, Evan Seinfeld, Simon Karmarkar

18. Inside Deep Throat (2005)

NC-17 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.8
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64 Metascore

More than 30 years after Deep Throat's provocative debut, this documentary examines the legacy that the most profitable film of all-time left on society.

Writers: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Linda Lovelace, Harry Reems, Dennis Hopper, Gerard Damiano

19. The Monkees (1966–1968)

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.7
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The misadventures of a struggling rock band.

Stars: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork

20. Seconds (1966)

R | 106 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

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An unhappy middle-aged banker agrees to a procedure that will fake his death and give him a completely new look and identity - one that comes with its own price.

Writers: Lewis John Carlino, David Ely | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Rock Hudson, Salome Jens, John Randolph, Will Geer

21. Easy Rider: The Ride Back (2012)

R | 105 min | Adventure, Drama

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In this revisionist drama, the film delves into the family lineage of Wyatt Williams, the character made famous by Peter Fonda in the original Easy Rider Movie. Centering around the ... See full summary »

Writers: Phil Pitzer, Dustin Rikert | Director: Dustin Rikert | Stars: Chris Engen, Sheree J. Wilson, Jeff Fahey, Michelle Borth

22. Helter Skelter (1976 TV Movie)

Unrated | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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The investigation and trial of the horrific Tate-LaBianca mass murders orchestrated by the psychotic pseudo-hippie cult leader, Charles Manson.

Writers: Vincent Bugliosi, Curt Gentry, J.P. Miller | Director: Tom Gries | Stars: George DiCenzo, Steve Railsback, Nancy Wolfe, Marilyn Burns

23. Gimme Shelter (1970)

R | 91 min | Documentary, Music

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80 Metascore

A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin | Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, Charlie Watts

24. Zabriskie Point (1970)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

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An epic portrait of late Sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria (who's helping a property developer build a village in the Los ... See full summary »

Writers: Michelangelo Antonioni, Franco Rossetti, Sam Shepard, Tonino Guerra, Clare Peploe | Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Paul Fix, G.D. Spradlin

25. Crumb (1994)

R | 119 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

8.0
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93 Metascore

An intimate portrait of the controversial cartoonist and his traumatized family.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Robert Crumb, Aline Kominsky, Charles Crumb, Maxon Crumb

26. Hells Angels on Wheels (1967)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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At first gas station attendant Poet is happy when the rockers gang "Hell's Angels" finally accepts him. But he's shocked when he learns how brutal they are - not even murder is a taboo to ... See full summary »

Writer: R. Wright Campbell | Director: Richard Rush | Stars: Adam Roarke, Jack Nicholson, Sabrina Scharf, Jana Taylor

27. Alice's Restaurant (1969)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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A cinematic adaption of Arlo Guthrie's classic song story.

Writers: Arlo Guthrie, Venable Herndon, Arthur Penn | Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Arlo Guthrie, Patricia Quinn, James Broderick, Pete Seeger

28. Wild in the Streets (1968)

R | 94 min | Drama

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Max Flatow is a precocious, social miscreant who has a way with home-made explosives. When he tires of these, he runs away from home only to emerge seven years later as Max Frost, the ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Thom | Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Christopher Jones, Shelley Winters, Diane Varsi, Hal Holbrook

29. Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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73 Metascore

A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Writers: Alex Gibney, Hunter S. Thompson | Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Joe Cairo, David Carlo

30. American Grindhouse (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.1
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A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s.

Writers: Elijah Drenner, Calum Waddell | Director: Elijah Drenner | Stars: Robert Forster, Eric Schaefer, Eddie Muller, John Landis

31. Hippie Hippie Shake

R | Comedy, Drama

An account of counterculturalist Richard Neville's misadventures in London at the end of the 1960s.

Writers: Lee Hall, Richard Neville | Director: Beeban Kidron | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Sienna Miller, Chris O'Dowd, Max Minghella

32. American Hardcore (2006)

R | 100 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.4
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69 Metascore

The History of American Punk Rock 1980-1986

Writer: Steven Blush | Director: Paul Rachman | Stars: Greg Ginn, Ian MacKaye, Lucky Lehrer, Vic Bondi

33. Skidoo (1968)

R | 97 min | Comedy

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Ex-gangster Tony Banks is called out of retirement by mob kingpin God to carry out a hit on fellow mobster "Blue Chips" Packard. When Banks demurs, God kidnaps his daughter Darlene on his ... See full summary »

Writer: Doran William Cannon | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Carol Channing, Frankie Avalon, Fred Clark

34. Commune (2005)

78 min | Documentary

6.7
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74 Metascore

A documentary on the Black Bear Ranch Commune, an alternative living community founded in 1968 in the remote North Californian wilderness.

Writer: Jonathan Berman | Director: Jonathan Berman | Stars: Mahaj Seeger, Peter Coyote, Cedar Seeger, Mel Kramer

35. The Last Big Thing (1996)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

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From a bland tract house on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Simon Geist (with occasional help from his platonic girlfriend Darla) wages war against all of modern American popular culture. ... See full summary »

Writer: Dan Zukovic | Director: Dan Zukovic | Stars: Dan Zukovic, Susan Heimbeinder, Mark Ruffalo, Pamela Dickerson

36. Graphic Sexual Horror (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

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Graphic Sexual Horror takes a peek behind the terrifying facade behind the most notorious of bondage websites, exploring the dark mind of its artistic creator and asking hard questions ... See full summary »

Writer: Barbara Bell | Directors: Barbara Bell, Anna Lorentzon | Stars: Peter Ackworth, Claire Adams, Cyd Black, Princess Donna

37. Steal This Movie (2000)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.4
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36 Metascore

Five years after Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman goes underground to avoid a drug-related prison sentence, he contacts a reporter to get out the story of the FBI's covert spying, harassment ... See full summary »

Writers: Anita Hoffman, Abbie Hoffman, Marty Jezer, Bruce Graham | Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Janeane Garofalo, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Kevin Pollak

38. The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)

PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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64 Metascore

A documentary on the life of John Lennon, with a focus on the time in his life when he transformed from a musician into an antiwar activist.

Writers: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld | Directors: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld | Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Stew Albert, Tariq Ali

39. Festival Express (2003)

R | 90 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.6
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85 Metascore

The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour.

Directors: Bob Smeaton, Frank Cvitanovich | Stars: Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, The Band, Rick Danko

40. Tattoo (2013)

110 min | Drama

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1978. While the military coup that assaulted Brazil in 1964 starts to teeter, we follow a romance involving an 18 years old soldier and the cultural ringleader of an anarchist cabaret. ... See full summary »

Writer: Hilton Lacerda | Director: Hilton Lacerda | Stars: Maria de Jesus Baccarelli, Jesuíta Barbosa, Ariclenes Barroso, Ana Georgina Castro

41. The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter (2009)

105 min | Documentary, Crime

6.4
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"The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter" walks in the footsteps of the Manson Family, visiting over 40 locations related to the infamous Tate/LaBianca murders, and tying together the dozens of ... See full summary »

Writers: Scott Michaels, Michael Dorsey | Director: Michael Dorsey | Stars: Lloyd Bryan Adams, Ron Hale, Craig Harvey, Nikki Medlin

42. Roadside Prophets (1992)

R | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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Two strangers meet on the road and travel through Nevada on motorcycle to find an elusive spot where they can dump another man's ashes.

Writer: Abbe Wool | Director: Abbe Wool | Stars: John Doe, Adam Horovitz, David Anthony Marshall, Judyth Thurman

43. Marjoe (1972)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Biography

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Part documentary, part expose, this film follows one-time child evangelist Marjoe Gortner on the "church tent" Revivalist circuit, commenting on the showmanship of Evangelism and "the ... See full summary »

Directors: Sarah Kernochan, Howard Smith | Stars: Marjoe Gortner, Sarah Kernochan

44. Manson (1973)

R | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

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Documentary on Charles Manson and his family. Has a number of insightful interviews with many family members most notably Squeaky and Sandy (Blue and Red). There is also a history of Manson... See full summary »

Writers: Joan Huntington, Laurence Merrick | Directors: Robert Hendrickson, Laurence Merrick | Stars: Mary Brunner, Vincent Bugliosi, Bruce Davis, Lynette Fromme

45. The Substance: Albert Hofmann's LSD (2011)

90 min | Documentary

7.0
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In 1943, the year in which the first A-bomb was built, Albert Hofmann discovered LSD, a substance that was to become an A-bomb of the mind. Fractions of a milligram are enough to turn our ... See full summary »

Writer: Martin Witz | Director: Martin Witz | Stars: Trevor J. Roling, Hanspeter Müller, Mario Scarabelli, Albert Hofmann

46. Femme Fatale (1991)

R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery

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Joseph Price, a former artist (painter) and now nature park ranger, has fallen for a woman who he meets in the park. They get on really well and before long they're married, but Joe doesn't... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Ferris, John D. Brancato | Director: Andre R. Guttfreund | Stars: Colin Firth, Lisa Zane, Billy Zane, Scott Wilson

47. The Girl on a Motorcycle (1968)

X | 91 min | Romance

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A married woman leaves her husband and zooms off on her motorcycle to see her lover.

Writers: André Pieyre de Mandiargues, Ronald Duncan, Jack Cardiff, Gillian Freeman | Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: Marianne Faithfull, Alain Delon, Roger Mutton, Marius Goring

48. Rat Fever (2011)

110 min | Drama

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Writer: Hilton Lacerda | Director: Cláudio Assis | Stars: Irandhir Santos, Juliano Cazarré, Matheus Nachtergaele, Tânia Granussi

49. End of the Road (1970)

X | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

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After a catatonic episode on a railway station platform, Jacob Horner is taken to "The Farm", a bizarre insane asylum run by Doctor D. After being cured, Jacob takes a job as an English ... See full summary »

Writers: John Barth, Dennis McGuire, Terry Southern, Aram Avakian | Director: Aram Avakian | Stars: Stacy Keach, Harris Yulin, Dorothy Tristan, James Earl Jones

50. Parasaito Ivu (1997)

120 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.1
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Toshiaki Nagashima is a biologist who is doing major research on mitochondria. When his beautiful young wife is tragically involved in a car accident which leaves her brain dead, in ... See full summary »

Writers: Ryôichi Kimizuka, Hideaki Sena | Director: Masayuki Ochiai | Stars: Hiroshi Mikami, Riona Hazuki, Tomoko Nakajima, Ayako Omura