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1. Whiplash (2014)

R | 107 min | Drama, Music

8.7
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87 Metascore

A promising young drummer enrolls at a cutthroat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.

Writer: Damien Chazelle | Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser

2. Orphan (2009)

R | 123 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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42 Metascore

A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9-year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

Writers: David Johnson, Alex Mace | Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder

3. I Spit on Your Grave (2010)

R | 108 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

6.3
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27 Metascore

A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead.

Writers: Stuart Morse, Meir Zarchi | Director: Steven R. Monroe | Stars: Sarah Butler, Jeff Branson, Andrew Howard, Daniel Franzese

4. Fanny and Alexander (1982)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.2
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100 Metascore

Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls.

Writer: Ingmar Bergman | Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin, Kristina Adolphson, Börje Ahlstedt

5. The Experiment (2010)

R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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26 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.

Writers: Paul Scheuring, Mario Giordano, Christoph Darnstädt, Don Bohlinger, Oliver Hirschbiegel | Director: Paul Scheuring | Stars: Adrien Brody, Cam Gigandet, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace

6. Ordinary People (1980)

R | 124 min | Drama

7.9
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85 Metascore

The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.

Writers: Judith Guest, Alvin Sargent | Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton

7. Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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74 Metascore

Rich and bored aristocrats in Rococo France play high-stakes games of passion and betrayal.

Writers: Christopher Hampton, Choderlos de Laclos | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Swoosie Kurtz

8. Breakdown (I) (1997)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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73 Metascore

A man searches for his missing wife after his car breaks down in the middle of the desert.

Writers: Jonathan Mostow, Sam Montgomery | Director: Jonathan Mostow | Stars: Kurt Russell, J.T. Walsh, Kathleen Quinlan, M.C. Gainey

9. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.5
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80 Metascore

In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.

Writers: Doris Pilkington, Christine Olsen | Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Kenneth Branagh, Laura Monaghan

10. La Strada (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

8.1
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A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.

Writers: Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano | Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani

11. Run for Your Life (2014 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A journalist must make a decision to flee with her two children from her abusive ex-husband or kill him before he kills her.

Writer: Benita Garvin | Director: Michael Scott | Stars: Amy Smart, Mark Humphrey, Aislyn Watson, Genea Charpentier

12. Cries & Whispers (1972)

R | 91 min | Drama

8.1
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When a woman dying of cancer in early twentieth-century Sweden is visited by her two sisters, long-repressed feelings between the siblings rise to the surface.

Writer: Ingmar Bergman | Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Harriet Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Kari Sylwan, Ingrid Thulin

13. He Was a Quiet Man (2007)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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53 Metascore

An office worker inadvertently becomes a hero after he saves a woman's life.

Writer: Frank A. Cappello | Director: Frank A. Cappello | Stars: Christian Slater, Elisha Cuthbert, William H. Macy, Michael DeLuise

14. The Notebook (2013)

R | 112 min | Drama, War

6.9
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57 Metascore

Twin siblings enduring the harshness of WWII in a village on the Hungarian border hedge their survival on studying and learning from the evil surrounding them.

Writers: Tom Abrams, Agota Kristof, András Szekér, János Szász | Director: János Szász | Stars: László Gyémánt, András Gyémánt, Piroska Molnár, Ulrich Thomsen

15. Martian Child (2007)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.8
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48 Metascore

A science-fiction writer, recently widowed, considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.

Writers: Seth Bass, Jonathan Tolins, David Gerrold | Director: Menno Meyjes | Stars: John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Bobby Coleman, Sophie Okonedo

16. The Shape of Things (2003)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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59 Metascore

Quiet, unassuming Adam is changing in a major way, thanks to his new girlfriend, art student Evelyn. Adam's friends are a little freaked by the transformation.

Writer: Neil LaBute | Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Paul Rudd, Rachel Weisz, Gretchen Mol, Frederick Weller

17. Bang Bang You're Dead (2002)

R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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Trevor is a troubled high school student, thanks to the effects of bullying. This is the story of his fight to break free.

Writer: William Mastrosimone | Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Ben Foster, Randy Harrison, Janel Moloney

18. No One Would Tell (1996 TV Movie)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

6.8
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Shy sixteen-year-old Stacy Collins can't believe that the most popular guy in school, an attractive athlete named Bobby Tennison, is interested in her. At first she is flattered by his ... See full summary »

Writer: Steven Loring | Director: Noel Nosseck | Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, Fred Savage, Gregory Alan Williams, Heather McComb

19. Diabolique (1996)

R | 107 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.3
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The wife and mistress of the sadistic dean of an exclusive prep school conspire to murder him.

Writers: Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Don Roos | Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Sharon Stone, Isabelle Adjani, Chazz Palminteri, Kathy Bates

20. Perfect Blue (1997)

R | 81 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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A retired pop-singer-turned-actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.

Writers: Sadayuki Murai, Yoshikazu Takeuchi, Lia Sargent | Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji, Masaaki Ôkura

21. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)

Passed | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Dr. Jekyll allows his dark side to run wild when he drinks a potion that turns him into the evil Mr. Hyde.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Robert Louis Stevenson | Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner, Donald Crisp

22. Love, Marilyn (2012)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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51 Metascore

Modern day celebrities interpret excerpts from memoirs written by people who knew Marilyn Monroe as well as her recently discovered personal journals and letters.

Writers: Truman Capote, Liz Garbus, Ralph Greenson, Elia Kazan, Natasha Lytess, Norman Mailer, Arthur Miller, Marilyn Monroe, Norman Rosten, Gloria Steinem, Billy Wilder | Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Elizabeth Banks, Adrien Brody, Ellen Burstyn

23. Dev D (2009)

144 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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After breaking up with his childhood sweetheart, a young man finds solace in drugs. Meanwhile, a teenage girl is caught in the world of prostitution. Will they be destroyed, or will they find redemption?

Writers: Saratchandra Chatterjee, Abhay Deol, Vikramaditya Motwane, Anurag Kashyap | Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Abhay Deol, Mahie Gill, Kalki Koechlin, Dibyendu Bhattacharya

24. Reviving Ophelia (2010 TV Movie)

Drama

6.6
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The difficulties two sisters face raising their teenage daughters

Writers: Teena Booth, Mary Pipher | Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Jane Kaczmarek, Rebecca Williams, Nick Thurston, Carleigh Beverly

25. Opposing Force (1986)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.2
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The commander of an Air Force camp simulates prisoner-of-war conditions for realistic training goes too far, creating all too real torture situations. He prays on the only woman in the experiment.

Writer: Linda J. Cowgill | Director: Eric Karson | Stars: Tom Skerritt, Lisa Eichhorn, Anthony Zerbe, Richard Roundtree

26. Guest in the House (1944)

Approved | 121 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.3
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A young manipulative woman moves in with her fiances family and turns a happy household against itself.

Writers: Ketti Frings, Hagar Wilde, Dale Eunson, Katherine Albert | Directors: John Brahm, John Cromwell, André De Toth, Lewis Milestone | Stars: Anne Baxter, Ralph Bellamy, Aline MacMahon, Ruth Warrick

27. The Sound and the Fury (1959)

110 min | Drama

6.6
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Loosely based on the William Faulkner novel, this movie follows the lives and passions of the Compsons: a once-proud Southern family now just barely scraping by both financially and ... See full summary »

Writers: Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr., William Faulkner | Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Yul Brynner, Joanne Woodward, Margaret Leighton, Stuart Whitman

28. Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (2006 TV Movie)

88 min | Biography, Drama, Music

5.6
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Fantasia Barrino overcomes sexual abuse, illiteracy, and other setbacks and becomes the winner of "American Idol" in 2004.

Writers: Keith Glover, Fantasia Barrino | Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Fantasia Barrino, Loretta Devine, Viola Davis, Kadeem Hardison

29. Control Factor (2003 TV Movie)

84 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.1
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An average everyman discovers he's the unwitting target of an ultra secret domestic black-op centering on mind control.

Writer: John Dombrow | Director: Nelson McCormick | Stars: Adam Baldwin, Elizabeth Berkley, Tony Todd, Conrad Dunn

30. Gulaal (2009)

140 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A law student witnesses the struggles of the Rajputs, deception, homicide, and crime after being elected as General Secretary of his college.

Writers: Raj Singh Chaudhary, Anurag Kashyap, Aparnaa Malhotra, Sanjay Maurya | Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Kay Kay Menon, Raj Singh Chaudhary, Jesse Randhawa, Deepak Dobriyal

31. If Someone Had Known (1995 TV Movie)

80 min | Drama

6.2
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A young wife and mother is abused by her husband and keeps the secret from her friends and family.

Writers: Alan Landsburg, Susan Cuscuna, Michael Petryni | Director: Eric Laneuville | Stars: Kellie Martin, Kevin Dobson, Linda Kelsey, Ivan Sergei

32. Expired (2007)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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62 Metascore

A turbulent and intriguing love story between two parking officers in the city of Los Angeles.

Writer: Cecilia Miniucchi | Director: Cecilia Miniucchi | Stars: Samantha Morton, Anthony John Crane, Gina St. John, Ron King

33. Love, Lies and Murder (1991 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 150 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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This movie, based on the true story, begins with the murder of a housewife. When troubled teenage daughter confesses the crime, it looks like a solved case. But, the investigators are ... See full summary »

Writer: Danielle Hill | Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Clancy Brown, Sheryl Lee, Moira Kelly, Tom Bower

34. Backwaters (2006)

R | Drama, Thriller

4.5
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A paralyzed woman goes missing after she and her husband travel to India for specialized medical attention.

Writers: Carl Austin, Sameer Ketkar, Jag Mundhra | Director: Jag Mundhra | Stars: Nicholas Irons, Tamzin Outhwaite, Jason Flemyng, Ambika

35. Indian Summer (1972)

132 min | Drama

7.4
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In Italy, the gambler and professor of poetry Daniele Dominici arrives in the seaside town of Rimini and is hired to teach for four months in the Liceu replacing another teacher. His ... See full summary »

Writers: Enrico Medioli, Valerio Zurlini | Director: Valerio Zurlini | Stars: Alain Delon, Giancarlo Giannini, Sonia Petrovna, Renato Salvatori

36. Tournament of Dreams (2007)

88 min | Drama, Sport

4.4
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A dramatic feature about an inner city girl's high school basketball team who, with the help of a dedicated coach struggle though personal issues to save their basketball program.

Writers: Don Abernathy, Lisa King | Director: Don Abernathy | Stars: Tony Todd, Debbie Allen, Shakira Bryant, Keana Jackson

37. The Return of the Vampire (1944)

Approved | 69 min | Drama, Horror

6.2
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When an errant bomb unearths the coffin of a vampire during the London Blitz, a gravedigger unknowingly reanimates the monster by removing the stake from his heart

Writers: Randall Faye, Griffin Jay, Kurt Neumann | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Frieda Inescort, Nina Foch, Miles Mander

38. Family Life (1971)

108 min | Drama

7.7
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A teenage girl suffers a nervous breakdown.

Writer: David Mercer | Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Sandy Ratcliff, Bill Dean, Grace Cave, Malcolm Tierney

39. Zelly and Me (1988)

PG | 87 min | Drama

6.0
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A young orphan who lives with her grandmother in a large Virginian home infatuates herself with the voices of Joan d'Arc. Her nanny seeks out the help of a rich suitor (David Lynch's first ... See full summary »

Writer: Tina Rathborne | Director: Tina Rathborne | Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Alexandra Johnes, Glynis Johns, Kaiulani Lee

40. Paanch (2003)

130 min | Crime, Thriller

7.8
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4 friends (Luke, Murgi, Joy and Pondy) wasted by youth and self destruction play together in a band along with a fifth female member (Shiuli). Luke the lead singer and self-imposed leader ... See full summary »

Writer: Anurag Kashyap | Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Kay Kay Menon, Aditya Srivastava, Joy Fernandes, Vijay Maurya

41. Submission (1976)

R | 116 min | Drama

6.9
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1940 France just before the great invasion. Eliane is a pharmacist who is married to her dull husband and has a teenage daughter. Eliane is an attractive woman who has let her passion fall ... See full summary »

Writers: Ottavio Jemma, Salvatore Samperi | Director: Salvatore Samperi | Stars: Franco Nero, Lisa Gastoni, Raymond Pellegrin, Andréa Ferréol

42. Moment of Truth: Why My Daughter? (1993 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

6.5
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Drama, based on a true story, about a teenage girl, Diana, who inadvertently is sucked into the world of prostitution by her boyfriend-turned-pimp, A.J., whom starts abusing her and ... See full summary »

Writer: Liz Coe | Director: Chuck Bowman | Stars: Linda Gray, Jamie Luner, James Eckhouse, Alanna Ubach

43. SuperGals (2001–2010)

TV-14 | 125 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Ran Kotobuki is the self-proclaimed world's greatest gal. She lives to shop, eat, and have as much fun as possible, because Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. In the midst of all of her goofing off... See full summary »

Stars: Megumi Toyoguchi, Haruna Ikezawa, Oma Ichimura, Hiroshi Kamiya

44. Keep My Grave Open (1976)

R | 79 min | Horror

5.0
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A crazy woman who lives in an old mansion thinks she's with her brother/lover, who lures victims to her.

Writer: F. Amos Powell | Director: S.F. Brownrigg | Stars: Camilla Carr, Gene Ross, Stephen Tobolowsky, Ann Stafford

45. Kayla (1999)

96 min | Family, Drama

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Sam, the 12 year old son of a famous missing polar explorer, has despaired. His mother has married again and moved with him and her new husband to the wasteland of Canada. He doesn't like ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Behrens, Elizabeth van Steenwyk | Director: Nicholas Kendall | Stars: Tod Fennell, Meredith Henderson, Bronwen Booth, Henry Czerny

46. The Welts (2004)

91 min | Drama

7.2
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Writer: Wojciech Kuczok | Director: Magdalena Piekorz | Stars: Michal Zebrowski, Jan Frycz, Agnieszka Grochowska, Waclaw Adamczyk

47. Downpayment on Murder (1987 TV Movie)

95 min | Thriller

6.6
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Writers: William Driskill, Barry Schneider | Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Conrad Bachmann, G.W. Bailey, Jonathan Banks, Jenny Beck

48. Frownland (2007)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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About a door-to-door coupon salesman who eats popcorn & eggs off the folded-out-door of his kitchen oven.

Writer: Ronald Bronstein | Director: Ronald Bronstein | Stars: Dore Mann, Paul Grimstad, David Sandholm, Carmine Marino

49. Love/Juice (2000)

78 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Writer: Kaze Shindô | Director: Kaze Shindô | Stars: Mika Okuno, Chika Fujimura, Toshiya Nagasawa, Hidetoshi Nishijima

50. Passing Fancy (2005)

120 min | Crime, Mystery

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"Passing Fancy" is a film about the devastating effects that emotional and sexual abuse reap on the human mind. In this story the abuse leads to drugs, deception, insanity and eventually ... See full summary »

Writer: Ron Stone | Director: Ron Stone | Stars: Amie Dellavalle, Erynn Dalton, Antoni Corone, Chris Marazzo