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1. Boyhood (I) (2014)

R | 165 min | Drama

8.4
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100 Metascore

The life of a young man, Mason, from age 5 to age 18.

Writer: Richard Linklater | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith

2. 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

3. 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

4. To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy

6.3
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Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town.

Writer: Douglas Carter Beane | Director: Beeban Kidron | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo, Stockard Channing

5. I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

3.9
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55 Metascore

When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only ... See full summary »

Writer: Tyler Perry | Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, Adam Rodriguez, Brian White

6. W.E. (2011)

R | 119 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.1
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37 Metascore

The affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.

Writers: Madonna, Alek Keshishian | Director: Madonna | Stars: Abbie Cornish, James D'Arcy, Andrea Riseborough, Oscar Isaac

7. Sparkle (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Music

5.6
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54 Metascore

In the 1960s, three sisters form a girl group and soon become local sensations with major label interest, but fame becomes a challenge as the close-knit family begins to fall apart.

Writers: Mara Brock Akil, Joel Schumacher, Howard Rosenman | Director: Salim Akil | Stars: Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke

8. An Unfinished Life (2005)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama

7.0
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49 Metascore

A down on her luck woman, desperate to provide care for her daughter, moves in with her father in-law from whom she is estranged. Through time, they learn to forgive each other and heal old wounds.

Writers: Mark Spragg, Virginia Korus Spragg | Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, Josh Lucas

9. Madea's Family Reunion (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.9
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45 Metascore

While planning her family reunion, a pistol-packing grandma (Perry) must contend with the other dramas on her plate, including the runaway who has been placed under her care, and her love-troubled nieces.

Writer: Tyler Perry | Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tyler Perry, Blair Underwood, Lynn Whitfield, Boris Kodjoe

10. Once Were Warriors (1994)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts.

Writers: Riwia Brown, Alan Duff | Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, Julian Arahanga

11. Cops (1989– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Action, Crime, Reality-TV | Active

7.1
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This action-packed police show follows real-life law enforcement officers from various regions and departments of the United States armed with nothing but with a television camera to ... See full summary »

Creators: John Langley, Malcolm Barbour | Stars: Andrew Fincher, Joe Guay, Laz Chavez, Orrlando Mayes

12. Fireflies in the Garden (2008)

R | 120 min | Drama

6.6
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34 Metascore

The Taylor family is devastated by an accident that takes place on the day their matriarch is due to graduate from college -- decades after leaving to raise her children.

Writers: Robert Frost, Dennis Lee | Director: Dennis Lee | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson, Carrie-Anne Moss

13. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A recently widowed woman is on the road with her precocious young son, determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.

Writer: Robert Getchell | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, Mia Bendixsen, Alfred Lutter III

14. The Salton Sea (2002)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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41 Metascore

After his wife is murdered, a man drifts into a world populated by thugs and speed junkies.

Writer: Tony Gayton | Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Val Kilmer, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Goldberg, Luis Guzmán

15. Blue Steel (1989)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.6
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A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.

Writers: Kathryn Bigelow, Eric Red | Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Silver, Clancy Brown, Elizabeth Peña

16. Tromeo and Juliet (1996)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

6.2
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A modern, punk adaptation of Shakespeare's classic. Told irreverently, this film attempts to impact the viewer in the same way theatre-goers were effected in Shakespeare's time. Bawdy, ... See full summary »

Writers: James Gunn, Lloyd Kaufman, Andrew Deemer, Jason Green, Phil Rivo | Director: Lloyd Kaufman | Stars: Jane Jensen, Will Keenan, Valentine Miele, William Beckwith

17. Affliction (1997)

R | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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79 Metascore

A deeply troubled small town cop investigates a suspicious hunting death while events occur that cause him to mentally disintergrate.

Writers: Russell Banks, Paul Schrader | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, Brigid Tierney

18. The Lover (1992)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other.

Writers: Marguerite Duras, Gérard Brach, Jean-Jacques Annaud | Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Jane March, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Frédérique Meininger, Arnaud Giovaninetti

19. The Merry Gentleman (2008)

R | 110 min | Drama

6.6
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55 Metascore

A woman leaves an abusive relationship to begin a new life in a new city, where she forms an unlikely and ironic relationship with a suicidal hit man (unbeknownst to her). Enter a worn, ... See full summary »

Writer: Ron Lazzeretti | Director: Michael Keaton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Kelly Macdonald, Tom Bastounes, Kareem Bandealy

20. To Our Loves (1983)

R | 95 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Suzanne is 15 and is having sex with many boys, just for fun, but did not manage to really love one of them. Her family does not understand her. The father does not like her behaviour. When... See full summary »

Writers: Arlette Langmann, Maurice Pialat | Director: Maurice Pialat | Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Maurice Pialat, Christophe Odent, Dominique Besnehard

21. ExTerminators (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

5.3
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Three women who meet in an anger-management class decide to form a traditional business with very untraditional methods.

Writer: Suzanne Weinert | Director: John Inwood | Stars: Heather Graham, Jennifer Coolidge, Matthew Settle, Amber Heard

22. Blue-Eyed Butcher (2012 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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Texas beauty Susan Wright appeared to have a fairytale life with an adoring husband, Jeff, two beautiful kids, and close family and friends. But in 2003, six years into their marriage, the ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael J. Murray, Jamie Pachino | Director: Stephen Kay | Stars: Sara Paxton, Justin Bruening, W. Earl Brown, Michael Gross

23. Independence Day (1983)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Mary Ann Taylor loves the comforts of her hometown in Mercury, Texas. She has a steady job as a waitress in her father's diner, yet she can't help but feel unfulfilled by a life of pouring ... See full summary »

Writer: Alice Hoffman | Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Kathleen Quinlan, David Keith, Frances Sternhagen, Cliff De Young

24. The Toy Soldiers (2014)

R | 143 min | Drama

7.9
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On one evening in a decade of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, the innocence of youth and family unravels. Five lives will change forever on this final evening before their hangout, The Toy Soldiers Roller Rink, closes its doors.

Writer: Erik Peter Carlson | Director: Erik Peter Carlson | Stars: Najarra Townsend, Constance Brenneman, Chandler Rylko, Jeanette May Steiner

25. Paris Trout (1991)

R | 100 min | Drama

6.5
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Paris Trout is a vile Southern bigot. He owns a store and is a loanshark. He often sues people, and so his lawyer, Harry Seagraves, eventually meets Paris' wife Hannah. A former ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Dexter | Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey, Ed Harris, Ray McKinnon

26. Bonnie & Clyde: Justified (2013 Video)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

3.8
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In Depression Era America, Bonnie Parker met Clyde Barrow over a cup of hot chocolate and it was love at first sight. Their violent courtship took them through bank robberies, prison and a ... See full summary »

Writer: Rolfe Kanefsky | Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Eric Roberts, Ashley Hayes, Jim Poole, Stephanie Shemanski

27. The Lesser Blessed (2012)

R | 86 min | Drama

6.1
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A drama centered on a First Nations teenager trying to find his place in the modern world.

Writers: Anita Doron, Richard Van Camp | Director: Anita Doron | Stars: Joel Evans, Benjamin Bratt, Kiowa Gordon, Chloe Rose

28. Mesmerized (1985)

PG | 94 min | Drama

4.9
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An orphaned New Zealand girl married to an older, wealthy businessman learns to deal with his strange sexual desires.

Writers: Jerzy Skolimowski, Michael Laughlin | Director: Michael Laughlin | Stars: Jodie Foster, John Lithgow, Michael Murphy, Dan Shor

29. Sex and Lies in Sin City (2008 TV Movie)

95 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.2
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Decide the truth for yourself in this thrilling true story of the biggest scandal in Las Vegas. Ted Binion (Matthew Modine, TV's "Weeds") is Vegas royalty, the prince of the world famous ... See full summary »

Writer: Teena Booth | Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Mena Suvari, Marcia Gay Harden, Johnathon Schaech, Matthew Modine

30. When We Leave (2010)

Unrated | 119 min | Drama

7.6
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65 Metascore

Umay is a young woman of Turkish descent, fighting for an independent and self-determined life in Germany against the resistance of her family. Her struggle initiates a dynamic, which results in a life-threatening situation.

Writer: Feo Aladag | Director: Feo Aladag | Stars: Sibel Kekilli, Nizam Schiller, Derya Alabora, Settar Tanriögen

31. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996 TV Mini-Series)

159 min | Drama

7.5
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Based on a little known 1848 novel by Anne Bronte, Tara Fitzgerald stars as an enigmatic young woman who moves to 19th Century Yorkshire with a young son. Distancing herself from everyone ... See full summary »

Stars: Toby Stephens, Tara Fitzgerald, Rupert Graves, Sarah Badel

32. Musafir (2004)

R | 151 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.4
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A small-time criminal, betrayed by his girlfriend and owing money to a fearsome crime lord, agrees to travel to Goa for a drug deal and becomes involved with a local woman and her much older husband, both of who want to kill each other.

Writers: Sanjay Gupta, Sameer Malhotra, Milap Zaveri | Director: Sanjay Gupta | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Sameera Reddy, Aditya Pancholi, Mahesh Manjrekar

33. Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story (1994 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama

6.2
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Donna Yaklich meets Dennis the policeman and thinks she might have found a good relationship. But Dennis is obsessed with weight-lifting and uses steroids, which make him aggressive and ... See full summary »

Writer: Christopher Canaan | Director: Armand Mastroianni | Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Brad Johnson, Hilary Swank, David Lascher

34. Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)

PG-13 | 85 min | Drama

7.5
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The second film in Terence Davies's autobiographical series ('Trilogy', 'The Long Day Closes') is an impressionistic view of a working-class family in 1940s and 1950s Liverpool, based on ... See full summary »

Writer: Terence Davies | Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Freda Dowie, Angela Walsh, Dean Williams

35. Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004)

R | 94 min | Drama

6.8
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55 Metascore

An adaptation of Bishop T.D. Jakes' self-help novel, chronciling a woman's struggle to come to terms with her legacy of abuse, addiction and poverty.

Writers: T.D. Jakes, Stan Foster, Christine Swanson | Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Kimberly Elise, T.D. Jakes, Michael Boatman, Loretta Devine

36. Paap (2003)

120 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.2
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Kaya, a Buddhist village girl from Spiti, is waiting to join the monastery. An elderly lama, dreams of his teacher's rebirth and Kaya is assigned to find and bring the reincarnated boy to ... See full summary »

Writers: Mahesh Bhatt, J.P. Dixit, Niranjan Iyengar | Director: Pooja Bhatt | Stars: John Abraham, Udita Goswami, Mohan Agashe, Gulshan Grover

37. Easy Street (1917)

Unrated | 24 min | Short, Comedy

7.7
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A reformed tramp becomes a police constable who must fight a huge thug who dominates an inner city street.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Albert Austin

38. The Official Story (1985)

R | 112 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.

Writers: Aída Bortnik, Luis Puenzo | Director: Luis Puenzo | Stars: Norma Aleandro, Héctor Alterio, Chunchuna Villafañe, Hugo Arana

39. Hell House (2001)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

6.9
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64 Metascore

A look at the "Hell House" performed annually in October by the youth members of Trinity Church (Assemblies of God) in Cedar Hill, Texas (a Dallas suburb) - seen by over 10,000 visitors ... See full summary »

Director: George Ratliff | Stars: Aria Adloo, Ashley Adloo, Amy Allred, Gabriel Allred

40. Another Life (2001)

101 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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A woman is wrongly accused of murdering her husband in Edwardian London.

Writer: Philip Goodhew | Director: Philip Goodhew | Stars: Natasha Little, Nick Moran, Ioan Gruffudd, Imelda Staunton

41. Desert Bloom (1986)

PG | 105 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.6
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The story involves Rose Chismore's youth. She flashes back and remembers her coming-of-age. Her recollections are sometimes less than sweet, particularly those of her troubled and alcoholic... See full summary »

Writers: Linda Remy, Eugene Corr | Director: Eugene Corr | Stars: Jon Voight, JoBeth Williams, Annabeth Gish, Ellen Barkin

42. El castillo de la pureza (1973)

110 min | Drama

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The story of a disciplined and sexually driven man who keeps his family isolated in his home for years to protect them from the "evil nature" of human beings while inventing (with his wife)... See full summary »

Writers: José Emilio Pacheco, Arturo Ripstein | Director: Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Claudio Brook, Rita Macedo, Arturo Beristáin, Diana Bracho

43. The Pastor's Wife (2011 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 87 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.1
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The story is based on the real-life 2006 media sensation where Mary Winkler murdered her small-town preacher husband.

Writers: Diane Fanning, Robert L. Freedman | Director: Norma Bailey | Stars: Rose McGowan, Martin Cummins, Michael Shanks, Eric Keenleyside

44. The Black Candle (1991 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama

6.7
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Yorkshire in the 1880's: Joe Skinner marries Lily Whitmore, the woman he has long admired, to give a name to her illegitimate child by Lionel Fillmore, the opportunistic son of an ... See full summary »

Writers: Catherine Cookson, Gordon Hann | Director: Roy Battersby | Stars: Cathy Sandford, Nathaniel Parker, James Gaddas, Bob Smeaton

45. Men Don't Tell (1993 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

6.7
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This movie shows another side to spousal abuse that not too many people thought is possible--the husband being abused and the wife the abuser.

Writers: Selma Thompson, Jeff Andrus | Director: Harry Winer | Stars: Peter Strauss, Judith Light, James Gammon, Noble Willingham

46. The Promise (1999 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

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Lisa's husband, Bill, abuses her. With her sister's encouragement, she takes their three kids and leaves her husband. Bill keeps interfering with Lisa's attempts at a new life. She gets an ... See full summary »

Writer: Sally Nemeth | Director: Bethany Rooney | Stars: Isabella Hofmann, Tracy Nelson, Neil Maffin, Courtney Peldon

47. The Terence Davies Trilogy (1983)

101 min | Drama

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Davies' film is divided into three segments enitled "Children", "Madonna and Child", and "Death and Transfiguartion". The segments tell the life of Robert Tucker. The first segment looks at... See full summary »

Writer: Terence Davies | Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Phillip Mawdsley, Nick Stringer, Valerie Lilley, Robin Hooper

48. Manhattan Chase (2000)

97 min | Action, Drama

5.8
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After six years as a guest of the state, mob hit man Jason Reed wants nothing more than to get an honest job and spend time with his young son, Tommy. He is not ten steps outside of the ... See full summary »

Writer: Lisa Cory | Director: Godfrey Ho | Stars: Cynthia Rothrock, Loren Avedon, Steve Tartalia, Nicol Zanzarella

49. Leaving (2008)

22 min | Short, Drama

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Helen fears for her life. She knows that her husband Jim will kill her if she stays. One night, following another vicious attack, she finds the courage to leave.

Writer: Penfold Richard | Directors: Sam Hearn, Richard Penfold | Stars: Kierston Wareing, Johnny Harris, Joe Siffleet

50. Sinderella and the Golden Bra (1964)

81 min | Comedy, Musical, Fantasy

3.0
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Prince David is having trouble finding a bride amongst the maidens of the village, so his father decides to hold a masked ball. Sinderella, an adopted French orphan, puts up with abuse from... See full summary »

Writer: Frank Squires | Director: Loel Minardi | Stars: Suzanne Sybele, Bill Gaskin, David Duffield, Sydney Lassick