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1. Rome (2005 TV Mini-Series)

90 min | Action, Drama, History

8.9
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A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

2. Girl, Interrupted (1999)

R | 127 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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51 Metascore

Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s.

Writers: Susanna Kaysen, James Mangold, Lisa Loomer, Anna Hamilton Phelan | Director: James Mangold | Stars: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy

3. Mulholland Drive (2001)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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81 Metascore

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

Writer: David Lynch | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Ann Miller

4. Spaceballs (1987)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.1
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46 Metascore

Planet Spaceball's President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal Planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.

Writers: Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan, Ronny Graham | Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman

5. Marnie (1964)

Approved | 130 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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Mark marries Marnie although she is a habitual thief and has serious psychological problems, and tries to help her confront and resolve them.

Writers: Winston Graham, Jay Presson Allen | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Martin Gabel, Louise Latham

6. The Ring (2002)

PG-13 | 115 min | Horror, Mystery

7.1
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57 Metascore

A young journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it.

Writers: Ehren Kruger, Kôji Suzuki | Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, David Dorfman

7. Meet Joe Black (1998)

PG-13 | 178 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.1
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43 Metascore

A media mogul acts as a guide to Death, who takes the form of a young man to learn about life on Earth and in the process, fall in love with his guide's daughter.

Writers: Ron Osborn, Jeff Reno, Kevin Wade, Bo Goldman, Alberto Casella, Walter Ferris, Maxwell Anderson, Gladys Lehman | Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber

8. The Basketball Diaries (1995)

R | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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46 Metascore

Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction. As a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school ... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Carroll, Bryan Goluboff | Director: Scott Kalvert | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Marilyn Sokol, James Madio

9. Little Children (2006)

R | 136 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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75 Metascore

The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations in suburban Connecticut.

Writers: Todd Field, Tom Perrotta | Director: Todd Field | Stars: Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley

10. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

PG | 126 min | Crime, 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

11. Tess (1979)

PG | 186 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A strong-willed young peasant girl becomes the affection of two men.

Writers: Gérard Brach, Roman Polanski, John Brownjohn, Thomas Hardy | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson, John Collin

12. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)

R | 135 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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28 Metascore

A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled.

Writers: David Lynch, Robert Engels, Mark Frost | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Sheryl Lee, Ray Wise, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

13. On the Waterfront (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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88 Metascore

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Writers: Budd Schulberg, Malcolm Johnson | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

14. The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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66 Metascore

Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson, for four days in the 1960s.

Writers: Richard LaGravenese, Robert James Waller | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Annie Corley, Victor Slezak

15. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

R | 155 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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57 Metascore

A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.

Writers: John Berendt, John Lee Hancock | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: John Cusack, Kevin Spacey, Jack Thompson, Irma P. Hall

16. The Age of Innocence (1993)

PG | 139 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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83 Metascore

A tale of nineteenth-century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.

Writers: Edith Wharton, Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Linda Faye Farkas

17. Dial M for Murder (1954)

PG | 105 min | Crime, Thriller

8.2
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An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B.

Writer: Frederick Knott | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams

18. Dangerous Minds (1995)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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47 Metascore

An ex-Marine turned teacher struggles to connect with her students in an inner city school.

Writers: LouAnne Johnson, Ronald Bass | Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza, Courtney B. Vance, Robin Bartlett

19. The Pelican Brief (1993)

PG-13 | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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50 Metascore

A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger.

Writers: John Grisham, Alan J. Pakula | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard

20. The Conversation (1974)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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86 Metascore

A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered.

Writer: Francis Ford Coppola | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Frederic Forrest

21. Somewhere in Time (1980)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.3
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29 Metascore

A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to find the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel.

Writer: Richard Matheson | Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright

22. The Hills Run Red (2009 Video)

R | 81 min | Horror, Thriller

5.5
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A group of young horror fans go searching for a film that mysteriously vanished years ago but instead find that the demented killer from the movie is real, and he's thrilled to meet fans who will die gruesomely for his art.

Writers: David J. Schow, John Dombrow, John Carchietta | Director: Dave Parker | Stars: Sophie Monk, Tad Hilgenbrink, William Sadler, Janet Montgomery

23. The Remains of the Day (1993)

PG | 134 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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84 Metascore

A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years post World War I realizes too late how misguided his loyalty has been.

Writers: Kazuo Ishiguro, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala | Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, John Haycraft, Christopher Reeve

24. Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror

6.9
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71 Metascore

The filming of Nosferatu is hampered by the fact that the star is taking his role far more seriously than what seems humanly possible.

Writer: Steven Katz | Director: E. Elias Merhige | Stars: John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier, Cary Elwes

25. The Innocents (1961)

Approved | 100 min | Horror

7.9
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A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.

Writers: Henry James, John Mortimer, William Archibald, Truman Capote | Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave

26. Ghost in the Shell (1995)

R | 83 min | Animation, Action, Mystery

8.0
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A female cyborg cop and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

Writers: Kazunori Itô, Masamune Shirow | Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera

27. Presumed Innocent (1990)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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When the woman deputy prosecutor R.K. Sabich had an affair with is murdered the prosecutor asks him to lead the investigation. When Sabich digs too deeply he finds himself framed for the murder.

Writers: Scott Turow, Frank Pierson, Alan J. Pakula | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Harrison Ford, Raul Julia, Greta Scacchi, Brian Dennehy

28. Animal Farm (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.0
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The animals of a farm successfully revolt against its human owner, only to slide into a more brutal tyranny among themselves.

Writers: George Orwell, Alan Janes, Martyn Burke | Director: John Stephenson | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Ian Holm, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Julia Ormond

29. The Last Tycoon (1976)

PG | 123 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.

Writers: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Harold Pinter | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, Jeanne Moreau

30. Sybil (1976 TV Mini-Series)

198 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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A young woman whose childhood was so harrowing to her that she developed at least 13 different personalities.

Stars: Sally Field, Joanne Woodward, Brad Davis, Martine Bartlett

31. The Haunting (1963)

Approved | 112 min | Horror

7.6
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A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind.

Writers: Nelson Gidding, Shirley Jackson | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn

32. Baby Doll (1956)

Approved | 114 min | Drama

7.4
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Steamy tale of two Southern rivals and a sensuous 19-year-old virgin.

Writer: Tennessee Williams | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach, Mildred Dunnock

33. Hud (1963)

Approved | 112 min | Drama

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Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the ... See full summary »

Writers: Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr., Larry McMurtry | Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, Brandon De Wilde

34. Nightwatch (1997)

R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.2
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40 Metascore

Ewan McGregor plays a law student who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue. He begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a serial of murders.

Writers: Ole Bornedal, Steven Soderbergh | Director: Ole Bornedal | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte, Patricia Arquette, Josh Brolin

35. And Then There Were None (1945)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Based on a novel and subsequent stage play by Agatha Christie; ten people are invited to an isolated island, only to be killed one-by-one. Could one of them be the killer?

Writers: Agatha Christie, Dudley Nichols | Director: René Clair | Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, Roland Young

36. The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives alone in a high-class Quebec small town, but unknown to the neighbors, she is leading a secret and dangerous life.

Writer: Laird Koenig | Director: Nicolas Gessner | Stars: Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith, Mort Shuman

37. The Russia House (1990)

R | 123 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.1
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An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia.

Writers: John le Carré, Tom Stoppard | Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Sean Connery, Michelle Pfeiffer, Roy Scheider, James Fox

38. The Clearing (2004)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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60 Metascore

As an executive is held captive by an employee, it's up to his wife to deliver the ransom.

Writers: Pieter Jan Brugge, Justin Haythe | Director: Pieter Jan Brugge | Stars: Robert Redford, Willem Dafoe, Helen Mirren, Alessandro Nivola

39. Extreme Measures (1996)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Palmer, Tony Gilroy | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, David Morse

40. Village of the Damned (1960)

Unrated | 77 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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In the English village of Midwich, the blond-haired, glowing-eyed children of uncertain paternity prove to have frightening powers.

Writers: Stirling Silliphant, Wolf Rilla, Ronald Kinnoch, John Wyndham | Director: Wolf Rilla | Stars: George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Martin Stephens, Michael Gwynn

41. Another Woman (1988)

PG | 81 min | Drama

7.4
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Facing a mid-life crisis, a woman rents an apartment next to a psychiatrist's office to write a new book, only to become drawn to the plight of a pregnant woman seeking that doctor's help.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Mia Farrow, Ian Holm, Blythe Danner

42. Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.9
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Bizarre tale of sex, betrayal, and perversion at a military post.

Writers: Chapman Mortimer, Gladys Hill, Carson McCullers | Director: John Huston | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Brian Keith, Julie Harris

43. The Terror (1963)

PG | 81 min | Horror, Thriller

5.0
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A young officer in Napoleon's army pursues a mysterious woman to the castle of an elderly Baron.

Writers: Leo Gordon, Jack Hill | Directors: Roger Corman, Francis Ford Coppola, Monte Hellman, Jack Hill, Jack Nicholson | Stars: Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson, Sandra Knight, Dick Miller

44. September (1987)

PG | 82 min | Drama

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At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Elaine Stritch, Denholm Elliott, Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest

45. Besieged (1998)

R | 93 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Mr. Kinsky, an eccentric English pianist and composer. She lives in ... See full summary »

Writers: Clare Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci, James Lasdun | Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Thandie Newton, David Thewlis, Claudio Santamaria, John C. Ojwang

46. Dark Harbor (1998)

R | 96 min | Thriller, Drama

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A bickering couple drive fast through a downpour to catch the last ferry to their island retreat. In a flash, they recognize a crumpled body laying at the side of the road after much ... See full summary »

Writers: Adam Coleman Howard, Gretchen Hayduk-Wroblewski, Justin Lazard | Director: Adam Coleman Howard | Stars: Alan Rickman, Polly Walker, Norman Reedus, Janet Mecca

47. Dandelion Dead (1994 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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This is a dramatisation of the true story of Major Herbert Rowse Armstrong, a solicitor and magistrate's clerk who lived in the small Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye. In 1921 he was arrested and ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Kitchen, Sarah Miles, David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp

48. Maladolescenza (1977)

93 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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A teen boy grows from playing and fighting with his German-shepherd dog, to playing kids and adult games with two equally young girls, in a dream-like forest which eventually turns eerie, and somber.

Writers: Peter Berling, Dieter Geissler, Barbara Alberti, Amedeo Pagani, Pier Giuseppe Murgia, Dezsö Kosztolányi, Edith Bruck | Director: Pier Giuseppe Murgia | Stars: Lara Wendel, Eva Ionesco, Martin Loeb

49. The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003 TV Movie)

R | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.5
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Set at the turn of the century, this is the tale of Ellen Rimbauer who just received this mysterious mansion as a wedding gift from her new husband. Her husband is a Seattle oil tycoon who ... See full summary »

Writers: Stephen King, Ridley Pearson | Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Lisa Brenner, Steven Brand, Kate Burton, Tsidii Leloka

50. Anna Karenina (1948)

139 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A married woman's affair with a dashing young officer has tragic results.

Writers: Jean Anouilh, Guy Morgan, Julien Duvivier | Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore, Hugh Dempster