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1. The Fighter (I) (2010)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.8
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79 Metascore

A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo

Votes: 300,163 | Gross: $93.62M

2. The Visit (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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55 Metascore

Two siblings become increasingly frightened by their grandparents' disturbing behavior while visiting them on vacation.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie

Votes: 91,003 | Gross: $65.21M

3. Rent (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.0
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53 Metascore

This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Rapp

Votes: 44,383 | Gross: $29.08M

4. Their Finest (2016)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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76 Metascore

A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 11,453 | Gross: $3.60M

5. Trollhunter (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.0
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61 Metascore

A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.

Director: André Øvredal | Stars: Otto Jespersen, Robert Stoltenberg, Knut Nærum, Glenn Erland Tosterud

Votes: 60,016 | Gross: $0.25M

6. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.5
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66 Metascore

Four best girlfriends hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a pair of secondhand jeans that fits each of their bodies perfectly.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively

Votes: 48,351 | Gross: $39.01M

7. While We're Young (2014)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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77 Metascore

A middle-aged couple's career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried

Votes: 37,546 | Gross: $7.57M

8. Brüno (2009)

R | 81 min | Comedy

5.8
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54 Metascore

Flamboyant and gay Austrian Brüno looks for new fame in America.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Gustaf Hammarsten, Clifford Bañagale, Chibundu Orukwowu

Votes: 127,538 | Gross: $60.05M

9. Dear White People (2014)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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79 Metascore

The lives of four black students at an Ivy League college.

Director: Justin Simien | Stars: Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Kyle Gallner, Teyonah Parris

Votes: 22,527 | Gross: $4.40M

10. Rang De Basanti (2006)

Not Rated | 157 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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The story of six young Indians who assist an English Woman to film a documentary on the extremist freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long forgotten saga of freedom.

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 87,504 | Gross: $2.20M

11. Man Bites Dog (1992)

NC-17 | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand.

Directors: Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde | Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Jacqueline Poelvoorde-Pappaert, Nelly Pappaert, Hector Pappaert

Votes: 31,278 | Gross: $0.21M

12. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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77 Metascore

An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated with another woman.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Martin Landau, Woody Allen, Bill Bernstein, Claire Bloom

Votes: 47,265 | Gross: $18.25M

13. Havoc (2005)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama

5.5
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Two affluent suburban girls clash with the Latino gang culture of East Los Angeles.

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Bijou Phillips, Shiri Appleby, Michael Biehn

Votes: 16,920

14. The Veil (I) (2016)

R | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.7
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Twenty-five years after members of a religious cult committed mass suicide, the lone survivor returns to the scene of the tragedy with a documentary crew in tow.

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Jessica Alba, Lily Rabe, Thomas Jane, Aleksa Palladino

Votes: 6,059

15. Tomb Raider (2013 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.0
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Armed with only the raw instincts and physical ability, experience Lara Croft's intense origin story from a young woman to a hardened survivor.

Director: Noah Hughes | Stars: Camilla Luddington, Robin Atkin Downes, Cooper Thornton, Robert Craighead

Votes: 10,574

16. The Last Exorcism (2010)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.6
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63 Metascore

A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew.

Director: Daniel Stamm | Stars: Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, Iris Bahr, Louis Herthum

Votes: 44,077 | Gross: $41.03M

17. Grey Gardens (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 104 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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The lives of Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith, aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Director: Michael Sucsy | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Jessica Lange, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ken Howard

Votes: 8,100

18. The Pyramid (2014)

R | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

4.6
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24 Metascore

An archaeological team attempts to unlock the secrets of a lost pyramid only to find themselves hunted by an insidious creature.

Director: Grégory Levasseur | Stars: Ashley Hinshaw, James Buckley, Denis O'Hare, Christa Nicola

Votes: 19,824 | Gross: $2.76M

19. Sound of My Voice (2011)

R | 85 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.6
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67 Metascore

Two documentary filmmakers attempt to penetrate a cult who worships a woman who claims to be from the future.

Director: Zal Batmanglij | Stars: Christopher Denham, Nicole Vicius, Brit Marling, Davenia McFadden

Votes: 18,200 | Gross: $0.41M

20. Primeval (2007)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.7
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35 Metascore

A news team is sent to Burundi to capture and bring home a legendary 25-foot crocodile. Their difficult task turns potentially deadly when a warlord targets them for death.

Director: Michael Katleman | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Orlando Jones, Brooke Langton, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 11,742 | Gross: $10.60M

21. Happy Endings (2005)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.4
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57 Metascore

Happy Endings weaves multiple stories to create a witty look at love, family and the sheer unpredictablity of life itself.

Director: Don Roos | Stars: Lisa Kudrow, Steve Coogan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jesse Bradford

Votes: 8,437 | Gross: $1.31M

22. También la lluvia (2010)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, History

7.5
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69 Metascore

As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.

Director: Icíar Bollaín | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Luis Tosar, Karra Elejalde, Juan Carlos Aduviri

Votes: 10,958 | Gross: $0.56M

23. Intermission (2003)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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64 Metascore

A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence.

Director: John Crowley | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Kelly Macdonald, Colin Farrell, Shirley Henderson

Votes: 14,223 | Gross: $0.90M

24. Stories We Tell (2012)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary

7.6
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91 Metascore

A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.

Director: Sarah Polley | Stars: Michael Polley, John Buchan, Mark Polley, Joanna Polley

Votes: 10,569 | Gross: $1.60M

25. Lucky Them (2013)

R | 97 min | Drama

6.1
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65 Metascore

A rock journalist is assigned to track down her ex-boyfriend.

Director: Megan Griffiths | Stars: Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, Nina Arianda, Oliver Platt

Votes: 2,571 | Gross: $0.03M

26. Storytelling (2001)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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50 Metascore

College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Selma Blair, Leo Fitzpatrick, Robert Wisdom, Maria Thayer

Votes: 15,981 | Gross: $0.91M

27. Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Sport

7.6
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80 Metascore

An examination of America's win-at-all-cost culture from the perspective of bodybuilding and performance enhancing drugs, as it focuses on a pair of siblings chasing their dream.

Director: Chris Bell | Stars: Chris Bell, Mike Bell, Mark Bell, Hank Aaron

Votes: 12,457 | Gross: $0.31M

28. The Darwin Awards (2006)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.0
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To investigate bizarre insurance claims that transpired in either accidents, death or both, a former cop and an insurance investigator travel throughout the country to look at the cases up close.

Director: Finn Taylor | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Winona Ryder, David Arquette, Ty Burrell

Votes: 9,125

29. Keep the Lights On (2012)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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79 Metascore

In Manhattan, film-maker Erik bonds with closeted lawyer Paul after a fling. As their relationship becomes one fueled by highs, lows, and dysfunctional patterns, Erik struggles to negotiate his own boundaries while being true to himself.

Director: Ira Sachs | Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson, Souleymane Sy Savane

Votes: 4,520 | Gross: $0.25M

30. Paper Heart (2009)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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54 Metascore

Charlyne Yi embarks on a quest across America to make a documentary about the one subject she doesn't fully understand: Love.

Director: Nicholas Jasenovec | Stars: Charlyne Yi, Michael Cera, Jake Johnson, Gill Summers

Votes: 7,590 | Gross: $1.27M

31. Les plages d'Agnès (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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86 Metascore

Agnès Varda explores her memories, mostly chronologically, with photographs, film clips, interviews, reenactments, and droll, playful contemporary scenes of her narrating her story.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Agnès Varda, André Lubrano, Blaise Fournier, Vincent Fournier

Votes: 1,994 | Gross: $0.24M

32. Something in the Air (2012)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

6.4
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76 Metascore

In the months after the heady weeks of May '68, a group of young Europeans search for a way to continue the revolution believed to be just beginning.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Clément Métayer, André Marcon, Lola Créton, Felix Armand

Votes: 3,544 | Gross: $0.07M

33. Les saveurs du Palais (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Comedy

6.4
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61 Metascore

The story of Danièle Delpeuch and how she was appointed as the private chef for François Mitterrand.

Director: Christian Vincent | Stars: Catherine Frot, Arthur Dupont, Jean d'Ormesson, Hippolyte Girardot

Votes: 5,041 | Gross: $0.21M

34. Hymyilevä mies (2016)

Unrated | 92 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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83 Metascore

The true story of Olli Mäki, the famous Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title.

Director: Juho Kuosmanen | Stars: Jarkko Lahti, Oona Airola, Eero Milonoff, Joanna Haartti

Votes: 2,601

35. Get on the Bus (1996)

R | 120 min | Drama, History

6.8
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A disparate group of African-American men travel by bus to Washington, DC for the Million Man March.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Ossie Davis, Charles S. Dutton, Andre Braugher, Richard Belzer

Votes: 4,374 | Gross: $5.73M

36. Amator (1979)

117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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Filip buys an eight-millimetre movie camera when his first child is born. Because it's the first camera in town, he's named official photographer by the local Party boss. His horizons widen... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Jerzy Stuhr, Malgorzata Zabkowska, Ewa Pokas, Stefan Czyzewski

Votes: 4,622

37. Getting Go, the Go Doc Project (2013)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A shy but smitten college boy pursues a NY go-go boy through the pretext of making a documentary film about him, with the guys knowing each other only as "Doc" and "Go."

Director: Cory Krueckeberg | Stars: Tanner Cohen, Matthew Camp, Ramon O. Torres, Judy McLane

Votes: 2,049

38. Marebito (2004)

R | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.1
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50 Metascore

A fear-obsessed freelance cameraman (Shinya Tsukamoto) investigates an urban legend involving mysterious spirits that haunt the subways of Tokyo.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Tomomi Miyashita, Kazuhiro Nakahara, Miho Ninagawa

Votes: 4,265 | Gross: $0.01M

39. To Be Fat Like Me (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 89 min | Drama

5.9
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As part of a film project, a physically fit teenager dons a fat suit to gain experience of the hardships facing overweight high school students.

Director: Douglas Barr | Stars: Kaley Cuoco, Melissa Halstrom, Michael Phenicie, Rachel Cairns

Votes: 2,451

40. Brothers of the Head (2005)

R | 93 min | Drama, Music

6.4
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67 Metascore

In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music.

Directors: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe | Stars: Luke Treadaway, Harry Treadaway, Jonathan Pryce, John Simm

Votes: 1,624 | Gross: $0.04M

41. La La Land (2010)

TV-MA | Comedy

7.8
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La La Land is the touching story of a cabinet maker who moves to Los Angeles after his wife is killed in a tragic wheat threshing mishap. He meets a robot and a beer-soaked midget, who help... See full summary »

Stars: Marc Wootton, Melinda Augustina, Ruta Lee, Ethan Stone

Votes: 327

42. Da wan (2001)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Yankie director Don Tyler faces mounting insecurity and declining health while on location in Beijing, so his assistant hires down-and-out camerman YoYo to take the reins. Scrambling, ... See full summary »

Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Rosamund Kwan, Paul Mazursky, You Ge

Votes: 1,749 | Gross: $0.00M

43. Zusje (1995)

91 min | Drama, Mystery

7.0
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After several years without contact, Martijn visits his sister Daantje, who just started to live on her own in Amsterdam. He tells her he is going to make a documentary from her life, and ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Jan Westdijk | Stars: Kim van Kooten, Romijn Conen, Hugo Metsers, Bert Pot

Votes: 2,151

44. Lux: Krieger des Lichts (2018)

104 min | Drama

6.3
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Add a Plot

Director: Daniel Wild | Stars: Serkan Kaya, Franz Rogowski, Heiko Pinkowski, Tilman Strauss

Votes: 63

45. Chronicle of a Summer (1961)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.6
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Real-life individuals discuss topics on society, happiness in the working class among others and with those testimonies the filmmakers create fictional moments based on their interviews. ... See full summary »

Directors: Edgar Morin, Jean Rouch | Stars: Angelo, Nadine Ballot, Régis Debray, Jacques

Votes: 1,895

46. Mesa sto dasos (2010)

97 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

4.4
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Enormous tree trunks. The nature of leaves, the roots of desire and a house hidden deep in the forest. A journey to the other side. Something like a "punk" existential fairytale.

Director: Angelos Frantzis | Stars: Katia Goulioni, Iakovos Kamhis, Nathan Pissoort

Votes: 210

47. Dick Ho: Asian Male Porn Star (2006)

31 min | Short

7.6
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This "mockocumentary" about "mythical" '70s porn legend Dick Ho attempts to verify his existence during the industry's "Golden Age", as there are practically no Asian male porn stars in the... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Lei | Stars: Juliet Anderson, Sharon Mitchell, Kay Parker, Annie Sprinkle

Votes: 22

48. The Weather Underground (2002)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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77 Metascore

The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.

Directors: Sam Green, Bill Siegel | Stars: Lili Taylor, Pamela Z, Jim Lange, Evan White

Votes: 3,187 | Gross: $0.56M

49. The Big Bad Swim (2006)

96 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

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

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

Votes: 1,348

50. Hard Core Logo (1996)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.4
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A group of washed-up Canadian punk rockers get back together for a road trip in memory of a dear friend who was supposedly shot, or so rumors imply. As they travel, they ignore the underlying psychological darkness within each other.

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Hugh Dillon, Callum Keith Rennie, John Pyper-Ferguson, Bernie Coulson

Votes: 2,370 | Gross: $0.02M