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1. The Big Short (2015)

R | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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81 Metascore

Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt

Votes: 243,089 | Gross: $70.24M

2. 13 Hours (2016)

R | 144 min | Action, Drama, History

7.3
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48 Metascore

During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale, David Denman

Votes: 75,440 | Gross: $52.82M

3. Within (2016)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

5.3
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A thriller centered around a widower who moves into a seemingly perfect new home with his daughter and new wife.

Director: Phil Claydon | Stars: Michael Vartan, Erin Moriarty, Nadine Velazquez, Ronnie Gene Blevins

Votes: 1,272

4. Argo (2012)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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86 Metascore

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin

Votes: 478,970 | Gross: $136.02M

5. Concussion (2015)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.1
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55 Metascore

In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play.

Director: Peter Landesman | Stars: Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, David Morse

Votes: 60,484 | Gross: $34.53M

6. Blood Diamond (2006)

R | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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64 Metascore

A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Kagiso Kuypers

Votes: 420,253 | Gross: $57.37M

7. Alexander (2004)

R | 175 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

5.5
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39 Metascore

Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest military leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins, Rosario Dawson, Angelina Jolie

Votes: 143,589 | Gross: $34.29M

8. The Frozen Ground (2013)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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37 Metascore

An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.

Director: Scott Walker | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Vanessa Hudgens, John Cusack, Dean Norris

Votes: 46,021

9. The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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33 Metascore

After a family is forced to relocate for their son's health, they begin experiencing supernatural behavior in their new home, and uncover a sinister history.

Director: Peter Cornwell | Stars: Virginia Madsen, Martin Donovan, Elias Koteas, Kyle Gallner

Votes: 51,367 | Gross: $55.33M

10. The Whistleblower (2010)

R | 112 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.2
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59 Metascore

A drama based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska cop who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and outed the U.N. for covering up a sex scandal.

Director: Larysa Kondracki | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave, David Strathairn

Votes: 26,129 | Gross: $1.12M

11. Freeheld (2015)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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50 Metascore

New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Director: Peter Sollett | Stars: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Steve Carell, Michael Shannon

Votes: 7,974 | Gross: $0.53M

12. Compliance (2012)

R | 90 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.4
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68 Metascore

A normal Friday service at a fast food restaurant becomes interrupted by a police officer who claims an employee stole from a customer, but something more sinister is going on.

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

Votes: 25,858 | Gross: $0.32M

13. Glory Road (2006)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.2
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58 Metascore

In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.

Director: James Gartner | Stars: Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, Austin Nichols, Jon Voight

Votes: 36,356 | Gross: $42.64M

14. The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

R | 114 min | Drama

7.8
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83 Metascore

Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum.

Director: Peter Mullan | Stars: Eileen Walsh, Dorothy Duffy, Nora-Jane Noone, Anne-Marie Duff

Votes: 22,906 | Gross: $4.89M

15. Phantom (I) (2013)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama, History

5.9
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40 Metascore

The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery.

Director: Todd Robinson | Stars: Ed Harris, Julian Adams, David Duchovny, William Fichtner

Votes: 11,836 | Gross: $0.49M

16. Beneath Hill 60 (2010)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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In 1916, the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company is tunneling beneath German fortifications and bunkers to detonate massive explosive charges.

Director: Jeremy Sims | Stars: Brendan Cowell, Harrison Gilbertson, Steve Le Marquand, Gyton Grantley

Votes: 6,046

17. Alien Outpost (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.8
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26 Metascore

A documentary crew follows an elite unit of soldiers in the wake of an alien invasion.

Director: Jabbar Raisani | Stars: Adrian Paul, Reiley McClendon, Rick Ravanello, Douglas Tait

Votes: 5,458

18. The Hunting Party (2007)

R | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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54 Metascore

A young journalist, a seasoned cameraman and a discredited war correspondent embark on an unauthorized mission to find the No.1 war criminal in Bosnia. However, their extremely dangerous target decides to come after them.

Director: Richard Shepard | Stars: Richard Gere, Terrence Howard, Jesse Eisenberg, Gordana Vukres

Votes: 22,560 | Gross: $0.88M

19. Beyond the Mask (2015)

PG | 103 min | Action, Drama

5.0
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A British East India Trading Company assassin seeks to redeem his past by thwarting a plot against a young nation's hope for freedom.

Director: Chad Burns | Stars: Andrew Cheney, John Rhys-Davies, Kara Killmer, Alan Madlane

Votes: 2,089 | Gross: $1.23M

20. Emperor (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, History

6.5
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48 Metascore

As the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II, General Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.

Director: Peter Webber | Stars: Matthew Fox, Colin Moy, Tommy Lee Jones, Eriko Hatsune

Votes: 10,930 | Gross: $3.35M

21. Soldier Blue (1970)

R | 112 min | Western

6.9
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After a cavalry patrol is ambushed by the Cheyenne, the two survivors, a soldier and a woman, must reach the safety of the nearest fort.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Candice Bergen, Peter Strauss, Donald Pleasence, John Anderson

Votes: 3,909

22. Path to War (2002 TV Movie)

165 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.4
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In the mid-1960s, President Johnson and his foreign-policy team debate the decision to withdraw from or escalate the war in Vietnam.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Michael Gambon, Donald Sutherland, Alec Baldwin, Bruce McGill

Votes: 2,478

23. The Statement (2003)

R | 120 min | Thriller, Drama

6.2
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45 Metascore

Tale of a former Nazi executioner who becomes a target of hit men and Police investigators.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Michael Caine, Tilda Swinton, Alan Bates, Jeremy Northam

Votes: 4,351 | Gross: $0.76M

24. Music Within (2007)

R | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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53 Metascore

The true story of Richard Pimentel, a brilliant public speaker with a troubled past, who returns from Vietnam severely hearing -impaired and finds a new purpose in his landmark efforts on the behalf of Americans with disabilities.

Director: Steven Sawalich | Stars: Ron Livingston, Melissa George, Michael Sheen, Clint Jung

Votes: 5,080 | Gross: $0.15M

25. Vincere (2009)

Unrated | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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85 Metascore

The story of Mussolini's secret lover, Ida Dalser, and their son Albino.

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi, Fausto Russo Alesi, Michela Cescon

Votes: 4,660 | Gross: $0.62M

26. The Hunley (1999 TV Movie)

94 min | Action, Drama, History

6.7
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CSS Hunley tells the incredible true story of the crew of the manually propelled submarine CSS Hunley, during the siege of Charleston of 1864. It is a story of heroism in the face of ... See full summary »

Director: John Gray | Stars: Armand Assante, Donald Sutherland, Alex Jennings, Chris Bauer

Votes: 1,030

27. Blue Sunshine (1977)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

6.1
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A bizarre series of murders begins in Los Angeles, where people start going bald and then become homicidal maniacs. But could the blame rest on a particularly dangerous form of LSD called Blue Sunshine the murderers took ten years before?

Director: Jeff Lieberman | Stars: Zalman King, Deborah Winters, Mark Goddard, Robert Walden

Votes: 1,804

28. Starfighter - Sie wollten den Himmel erobern (2015 TV Movie)

125 min | Action, Drama, History

6.6
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Young pilots of the German Air Force only want to fly the new Starfighter. But after a short time, more and more pilots crash and die - and the German government and the air force cover up these incidents.

Director: Miguel Alexandre | Stars: Picco von Groote, Steve Windolf, Frederick Lau, Alice Dwyer

Votes: 167

29. The Rose Garden (1989)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

7.0
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In Germany, an old man attacks another old man and is arrested. The attacker refuses to speak. A female lawyer is appointed to him. She discovers that the attacker has numbers tattooed on his arm and the attacked man was a German officer.

Director: Fons Rademakers | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Maximilian Schell, Peter Fonda, Jan Niklas

Votes: 294

30. Community (2009–2015)
Episode: Basic Intergluteal Numismatics (2014)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

9.0
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The college is imbued with panic when an unidentified person returns to dropping coins down people's butts and Annie takes it upon herself to find out who is behind it all.

Director: Tristram Shapeero | Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 1,646

31. Secret Files of the Inquisition (2006– )
Episode: The End of the Inquisition (2006)

Documentary

6.0
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In his conquest of Europe Napoleon encounters and abolishes the Inquisition and its ongoing atrocities in France, Spain and northern Italy. But with Napoleon's fall from power the ... See full summary »

Director: David Rabinovitch | Stars: Colm Feore, Patricia Bocanegra, David Calderisi, Juan Carlos

Votes: 6