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1. Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A drama centering around the relationship between a thirtysomething single mother and her teen daughter living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut.

Creator: Amy Sherman-Palladino | Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Keiko Agena, Scott Patterson

2. The West Wing (1999–2006)

44 min | Drama

8.8
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Inside the lives of staffers in the west wing of the White House.

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer

3. The Social Network (2010)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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95 Metascore

Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the cofounder who was later squeezed out of the business.

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, Ben Mezrich | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara

4. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

8.9
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A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court.

Writer: Reginald Rose | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

5. W. (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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56 Metascore

A chronicle on the life and presidency of George W. Bush.

Writer: Stanley Weiser | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, Ioan Gruffudd, Colin Hanks

6. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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70 Metascore

Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem, Christopher Evan Welch

7. Closer (I) (2004)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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65 Metascore

The relationships of two couples become complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman of the other.

Writer: Patrick Marber | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Clive Owen, Julia Roberts

8. Hard Candy (2005)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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58 Metascore

A teenage girl raids a man's home, suspecting he is a pedophile, in order to expose him.

Writer: Brian Nelson | Director: David Slade | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Odessa Rae

9. Clerks (1994)

R | 92 min | Comedy

7.9
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70 Metascore

A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.

Writer: Kevin Smith | Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Lisa Spoonauer

10. Network (1976)

R | 121 min | Drama

8.2
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A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.

Writer: Paddy Chayefsky | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

11. Carnage (2011)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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61 Metascore

Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos.

Writers: Yasmina Reza, Roman Polanski, Michael Katims | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly

12. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama

6.3
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59 Metascore

Now out of prison but still disgraced by his peers, Gordon Gekko works his future son-in-law, an idealistic stock broker, when he sees an opportunity to take down a Wall Street enemy and rebuild his empire.

Writers: Allan Loeb, Stephen Schiff, Stanley Weiser, Oliver Stone | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Michael Douglas, Carey Mulligan, Josh Brolin

13. 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

14. Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

R | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, George Crile | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams

15. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

TV-MA | 131 min | Drama

8.1
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A bitter aging couple with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other.

Writer: Ernest Lehman | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis

16. Cosmopolis (2012)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

5.0
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58 Metascore

Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart.

Writers: David Cronenberg, Don DeLillo | Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon, Mathieu Amalric

17. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.2
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86 Metascore

A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.

Writer: Steven Soderbergh | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, Laura San Giacomo

18. Compliance (2012)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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68 Metascore

When a prank caller convinces a fast food restaurant manager to interrogate an innocent young employee, no-one is left unharmed. Based on true events.

Writer: Craig Zobel | Director: Craig Zobel | Stars: Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy, Bill Camp

19. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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90 Metascore

Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine, Barbara Hershey

20. The Sunset Limited (2011 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 91 min | Drama

7.4
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Two men in an apartment with their opposing beliefs.

Writer: Cormac McCarthy | Director: Tommy Lee Jones | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones

21. Buffalo '66 (1998)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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68 Metascore

Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry... See full summary »

Writers: Vincent Gallo, Alison Bagnall | Director: Vincent Gallo | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Ben Gazzara, Mickey Rourke

22. London (I) (2005)

R | 92 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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24 Metascore

London is a drug laden adventure that centers on a party in a New York loft where a young man is trying to win back his ex-girlfriend.

Writer: Hunter Richards | Director: Hunter Richards | Stars: Jessica Biel, Chris Evans, Jason Statham, Joy Bryant

23. Sleuth (2007)

R | 86 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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49 Metascore

On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart.

Writers: Harold Pinter, Anthony Shaffer | Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Michael Caine, Jude Law, Harold Pinter, Kenneth Branagh

24. My Dinner with Andre (1981)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant. Gregory, a theater director from New York, is the more ... See full summary »

Writers: Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn | Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Jean Lenauer, Roy Butler

25. Sports Night (1998–2000)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

8.5
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Casey McCall and Dan Rydell are sports anchors and best friends. At "Sports Night", their nightly cable program, the two display their unique talent and skills in reporting up-to-the-minute... See full summary »

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Stars: Josh Charles, Peter Krause, Felicity Huffman, Joshua Malina

26. 28 Hotel Rooms (2012)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

5.8
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50 Metascore

A novelist and an accountant meet while they are traveling for work, and though they both are in relationships, their one-night stand could become something more.

Writer: Matt Ross | Director: Matt Ross | Stars: Marin Ireland, Chris Messina, Robert Deamer, Brett Collier

27. 12 Angry Men (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 117 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Twelve men must decide the fate of one when one juror objects to the jury's decision.

Writer: Reginald Rose | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott, Hume Cronyn, Ossie Davis

28. Dogfight (1991)

R | 94 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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1963, the night before the 18 years old "Birdlace" Eddie and his friends are shipped to Vietnam. They play a dirty game called 'Dogfight': all of them seek a woman for a party, and who ... See full summary »

Writer: Bob Comfort | Director: Nancy Savoca | Stars: River Phoenix, Lili Taylor, Richard Panebianco, Anthony Clark

29. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Two minor characters from the play, "Hamlet" stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.

Writer: Tom Stoppard | Director: Tom Stoppard | Stars: Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Richard Dreyfuss, Livio Badurina

30. Contempt (1963)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

7.8
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Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue.

Writer: Alberto Moravia | Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli, Giorgia Moll

31. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

R | 120 min | Drama

7.4
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80 Metascore

Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a homosexual, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality ... See full summary »

Writers: Manuel Puig, Leonard Schrader | Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga, José Lewgoy

32. Death and the Maiden (1994)

R | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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72 Metascore

A political activist is convinced that her guest is a man who once tortured her for the government.

Writers: Ariel Dorfman, Rafael Yglesias | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Stuart Wilson, Krystia Mova

33. Nuts (1987)

R | 116 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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A high-class call girl accused of murder fights for the right to stand trial rather than be declared mentally incompetent.

Writers: Tom Topor, Darryl Ponicsan, Alvin Sargent | Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Richard Dreyfuss, Maureen Stapleton, Karl Malden

34. Husbands and Wives (1992)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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When their best friends announce that they're separating, a professor and his wife discover the faults in their marriage.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Sydney Pollack, Judy Davis

35. The Big Bad Swim (2006)

96 min | Comedy

6.5
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A group of Connecticut locals enroll in an adult-education beginner's swim class.

Writer: Daniel Schechter | Director: Ishai Setton | Stars: Paget Brewster, Jeff Branson, Jess Weixler, Raviv Ullman

36. What's in a Name? (2012)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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66 Metascore

Vincent is about to become a father. At a meeting with childhood friends he announces the name for his future son. The scandalous name ignites a discussion which surfaces unpleasant matters from the past of the group.

Writers: Matthieu Delaporte, Alexandre de La Patellière | Directors: Alexandre de La Patellière, Matthieu Delaporte | Stars: Patrick Bruel, Valérie Benguigui, Charles Berling, Guillaume de Tonquedec

37. The Big Kahuna (1999)

R | 90 min | Drama, Comedy

6.7
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56 Metascore

Two veteran salesman dissect a sales pitch to a particular client, through their young protege.

Writer: Roger Rueff | Director: John Swanbeck | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Danny DeVito, Peter Facinelli, Paul Dawson

38. Talk Radio (1988)

R | 110 min | Drama

7.2
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A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national.

Writers: Stephen Singular, Eric Bogosian, Tad Savinar, Oliver Stone | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Eric Bogosian, Ellen Greene, Leslie Hope, John C. McGinley

39. In the Company of Men (1997)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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81 Metascore

Two business executives--one an avowed misogynist, the other recently emotionally wounded by his love interest--set out to exact revenge on the female gender by seeking out the most innocent, uncorrupted girl they can find and ruining her life.

Writer: Neil LaBute | Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Matt Malloy, Stacy Edwards, Michael Martin

40. The Class (2008)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama

7.5
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92 Metascore

Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.

Writers: Laurent Cantet, Robin Campillo, François Bégaudeau | Director: Laurent Cantet | Stars: François Bégaudeau, Agame Malembo-Emene, Angélica Sancio, Arthur Fogel

41. American Buffalo (1996)

R | 88 min | Drama

5.7
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Long-repressed feelings of bitterness and betrayal explode when three inner-city losers plot the robbery of a valuable coin in a seedy second-hand junk shop.

Writer: David Mamet | Director: Michael Corrente | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Franz, Sean Nelson

42. Your Friends & Neighbors (1998)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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70 Metascore

Unhappy couples fall apart and hop into other beds with other people.

Writer: Neil LaBute | Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Amy Brenneman, Aaron Eckhart, Ben Stiller, Nastassja Kinski

43. Metropolitan (1990)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A group of young upper-class Manhattanites are blithely passing through the gala debutante season, when an unusual outsider joins them and stirs them up.

Writer: Whit Stillman | Director: Whit Stillman | Stars: Carolyn Farina, Edward Clements, Chris Eigeman, Taylor Nichols

44. The Late Shift (1996 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Talk-Show

7.0
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A dramatization of the rivalry to be the successor of Johnny Carson as the host of "The Tonight Show."

Writers: Bill Carter, George Armitage | Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: John Michael Higgins, Daniel Roebuck, Kathy Bates, Bob Balaban

45. Closet Land (1991)

R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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A young writer is interrogated by a sadistic secret policeman. She is accused of embedding political messages in her children's stories. The entire movie takes place in one room, with only ... See full summary »

Writer: Radha Bharadwaj | Director: Radha Bharadwaj | Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Alan Rickman

46. 'night, Mother (1986)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama

7.5
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What would you do if someone you loved sat down with you one night and calmly told you that they were going to end their life before morning? This is Thelma Cates' dilemma. Her daughter, ... See full summary »

Writer: Marsha Norman | Director: Tom Moore | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Anne Bancroft, Ed Berke, Carol Robbins

47. Oleanna (1994)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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Student Carol visits Professor John to discuss how she failed his course but the discussion takes awkward turn.

Writer: David Mamet | Director: David Mamet | Stars: William H. Macy, Debra Eisenstadt, Diego Pineda, Scott Zigler

48. Friends (With Benefits) (2009)

94 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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Meet Chloe and Owen: best buds since their sandbox days. Now, in med school as they attempt to balance the weight of their studies, his job, her band, their parents, their friends (their ... See full summary »

Writers: Gorman Bechard, Ashley McGarry | Director: Gorman Bechard | Stars: Margaret Laney, Alex Brown, Anne Petersen, Jake Alexander

49. Mindwalk (1990)

PG | 112 min | Drama

7.6
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A US politician visits his poet friend in Mont. St. Michael, France. While walking through the medieval island discussing their philosophies of life they happen upon Sonja, a scientist in ... See full summary »

Writers: Bernt Amadeus Capra, Floyd Byars, Fritjof Capra | Director: Bernt Amadeus Capra | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Sam Waterston, John Heard, Ione Skye

50. 84 Charing Cross Road (1987)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.5
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True story of a transatlantic business correspondence about used books that developed into a close friendship.

Writers: Helene Hanff, James Roose-Evans, Hugh Whitemore | Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench, Jean De Baer