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1. Point Break (2015)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Crime, Sport

5.3
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34 Metascore

A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists.

Director: Ericson Core | Stars: Edgar Ramírez, Luke Bracey, Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer

Votes: 35,650 | Gross: $28.77M

2. Deadpool (2016)

R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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65 Metascore

A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool.

Director: Tim Miller | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein

Votes: 494,469 | Gross: $363.02M

3. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama

9.3
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80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 1,698,030 | Gross: $28.34M

4. The Witch (2015)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery

6.7
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83 Metascore

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Julian Richings

Votes: 69,857 | Gross: $25.14M

5. The Gift (VI) (2015)

R | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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77 Metascore

A young married couple's lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband's past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years.

Director: Joel Edgerton | Stars: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton, Allison Tolman

Votes: 81,890 | Gross: $43.77M

6. American Beauty (1999)

R | 122 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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86 Metascore

A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

Votes: 826,307 | Gross: $130.06M

7. The Maze Runner (2014)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.8
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57 Metascore

Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape.

Director: Wes Ball | Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Votes: 313,263 | Gross: $102.41M

8. John Wick (2014)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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68 Metascore

An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

Directors: Chad Stahelski, David Leitch | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 253,500 | Gross: $43.00M

9. Sixteen Candles (1984)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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61 Metascore

A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling

Votes: 74,572 | Gross: $20.50M

10. American History X (1998)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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62 Metascore

A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.

Director: Tony Kaye | Stars: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 786,174 | Gross: $6.71M

11. Nightcrawler (2014)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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76 Metascore

When Louis Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.

Director: Dan Gilroy | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed

Votes: 296,140 | Gross: $32.28M

12. Donnie Darko (2001)

R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.1
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71 Metascore

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

Votes: 583,520 | Gross: $0.73M

13. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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78 Metascore

After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn

Votes: 668,133 | Gross: $2.81M

14. 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.

Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

Votes: 795,731 | Gross: $70.50M

15. Pride & Prejudice (2005)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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82 Metascore

Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 194,332 | Gross: $38.37M

16. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

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

Votes: 450,485

17. Mad Max (1979)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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67 Metascore

In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

Votes: 152,904

18. The Babadook (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.8
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86 Metascore

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Director: Jennifer Kent | Stars: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney

Votes: 114,921 | Gross: $0.92M

19. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

R | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.0
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72 Metascore

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Director: Drew Goddard | Stars: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz

Votes: 278,782 | Gross: $42.04M

20. Dirty Dancing (1987)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.9
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65 Metascore

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes

Votes: 142,325 | Gross: $63.89M

21. The Virgin Suicides (1999)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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76 Metascore

A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid-1970s.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods, Kathleen Turner

Votes: 117,452 | Gross: $4.86M

22. Before We Go (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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31 Metascore

Two strangers stuck in Manhattan for the night grow into each other's most trusted confidants when an evening of unexpected adventure forces them to confront their fears and take control of their lives.

Director: Chris Evans | Stars: Chris Evans, Alice Eve, Emma Fitzpatrick, Scott Evans

Votes: 25,404 | Gross: $0.04M

23. Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.7
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28 Metascore

An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry.

Director: Aleksander Bach | Stars: Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 63,414 | Gross: $22.46M

24. The Evil Dead (1981)

NC-17 | 85 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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70 Metascore

Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker

Votes: 141,967

25. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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66 Metascore

A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham

Votes: 416,765 | Gross: $3.65M

26. Primal Fear (1996)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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47 Metascore

An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Edward Norton, John Mahoney

Votes: 132,690 | Gross: $56.06M

27. Gone Baby Gone (2007)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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72 Metascore

Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan

Votes: 193,950 | Gross: $20.30M

28. Toy Story (1995)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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92 Metascore

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.

Director: John Lasseter | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney

Votes: 627,316 | Gross: $191.80M

29. Dracula Untold (2014)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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40 Metascore

As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own people in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family, and the families of his kingdom.

Director: Gary Shore | Stars: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon, Art Parkinson

Votes: 139,254 | Gross: $55.94M

30. TRON: Legacy (2010)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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49 Metascore

The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father's corrupted creation and a unique ally who was born inside the digital world.

Director: Joseph Kosinski | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner

Votes: 264,914 | Gross: $172.05M

31. Boyz n the Hood (1991)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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75 Metascore

Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir, Lloyd Avery II

Votes: 94,529 | Gross: $57.50M

32. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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73 Metascore

Goaded by his buddies, a nerdy guy who's never "done the deed" only finds the pressure mounting when he meets a single mother.

Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd, Romany Malco

Votes: 314,970 | Gross: $109.24M

33. Serenity (2005)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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74 Metascore

The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their numbers who is telepathic.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk

Votes: 243,312 | Gross: $25.34M

34. District 9 (2009)

R | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.0
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81 Metascore

An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt

Votes: 533,433 | Gross: $115.65M

35. Dances with Wolves (1990)

PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.0
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72 Metascore

Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.

Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

Votes: 187,142 | Gross: $184.21M

36. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.6
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72 Metascore

A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.

Director: Shane Black | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, Corbin Bernsen

Votes: 176,987 | Gross: $4.24M

37. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

R | 101 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

7.4
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59 Metascore

A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer, Jake Weber

Votes: 195,068 | Gross: $58.89M

38. Don Jon (2013)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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66 Metascore

A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love.

Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza

Votes: 191,110 | Gross: $24.48M

39. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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80 Metascore

A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 357,129 | Gross: $59.89M

40. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

8.3
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90 Metascore

King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.

Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 383,900 | Gross: $1.23M

41. Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)

PG-13 | 97 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

6.1
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52 Metascore

A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

Director: Leigh Whannell | Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell

Votes: 55,043 | Gross: $52.20M

42. The Crow (1994)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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71 Metascore

A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott, Rochelle Davis, Ernie Hudson

Votes: 137,024 | Gross: $50.69M

43. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Not Rated | 100 min | Film-Noir, Mystery

8.1
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A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre

Votes: 113,690

44. Mission: Impossible III (2006)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.9
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66 Metascore

Agent Ethan Hunt comes into conflict with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer who threatens his life and his fianceé in response .

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Tom Cruise, Michelle Monaghan, Ving Rhames, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 257,845 | Gross: $133.38M

45. Layer Cake (2004)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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73 Metascore

A successful cocaine dealer gets two tough assignments from his boss on the eve of his planned early retirement.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Daniel Craig, Sienna Miller, Michael Gambon, Tom Hardy

Votes: 134,474 | Gross: $2.34M

46. The Boondock Saints (1999)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.9
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44 Metascore

Fraternal twins set out to rid Boston of the evil men operating there while being tracked down by an FBI agent.

Director: Troy Duffy | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco

Votes: 198,212

47. Synecdoche, New York (2008)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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67 Metascore

A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play.

Director: Charlie Kaufman | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener

Votes: 56,302 | Gross: $3.08M

48. Citizen Kane (1941)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 299,300

49. Transcendence (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.3
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42 Metascore

A scientist's drive for artificial intelligence, takes on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into one such program.

Director: Wally Pfister | Stars: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy

Votes: 173,552 | Gross: $23.01M

50. Bad Boys (1995)

R | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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41 Metascore

Two hip detectives protect a murder witness while investigating a case of stolen heroin.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Lisa Boyle, Michael Taliferro

Votes: 173,187 | Gross: $65.81M