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1. Blow (2001)

R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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52 Metascore

The story of George Jung, the man who established the American cocaine market in the 1970s.

Writers: Bruce Porter, David McKenna, Nick Cassavetes | Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Franka Potente, Rachel Griffiths

2. Regular Show (2010– )

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.4
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The daily surreal adventures of a blue jay and raccoon duo that attempt to deal with their mundane jobs as groundskeepers at the local park.

Creator: J.G. Quintel | Stars: J.G. Quintel, William Salyers, Sam Marin, Mark Hamill

3. Away We Go (2009)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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58 Metascore

A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time.

Writers: Dave Eggers, Vendela Vida | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Allison Janney, Carmen Ejogo

4. Go (1999)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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72 Metascore

Go! tells the story of the events after a drug deal, told from three different points of view.

Writer: John August | Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Sarah Polley, Jay Mohr, Scott Wolf, Taye Diggs

5. Run Lola Run (1998)

R | 80 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.8
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77 Metascore

A young woman in Germany has twenty minutes to find and bring 100,000 Deutschmarks to her boyfriend before he robs a supermarket.

Writer: Tom Tykwer | Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri

7. Gomorrah (2008)

Not Rated | 137 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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87 Metascore

An inside look at Italy's modern crime families.

Writers: Roberto Saviano, Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Gianni Di Gregorio, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso | Director: Matteo Garrone | Stars: Gianfelice Imparato, Salvatore Abruzzese, Toni Servillo, Simone Sacchettino

8. How the West Was Won (1962)

TV-G | 164 min | Western

7.1
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A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century--including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.

Writer: James R. Webb | Directors: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda

9. Happiness (1998)

134 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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81 Metascore

The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.

Writer: Todd Solondz | Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Jane Adams, Jon Lovitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dylan Baker

10. YPF (2007)

87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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39 Metascore

On a Tuesday night, five couples have separate sexual adventures.

Writers: Aaron Abrams, Martin Gero | Director: Martin Gero | Stars: Aaron Abrams, Carly Pope, Kristin Booth, Josh Dean

11. Heavy Metal (1981)

R | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

Writers: Daniel Goldberg, Len Blum, Dan O'Bannon, Richard Corben, Bernie Wrightson, Angus McKie | Director: Gerald Potterton | Stars: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Don Francks

12. Slacker (1991)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

Presents a day in the life in Austin, Texas among its social outcasts and misfits, predominantly the twenty-something set, using a series of linear vignettes. These characters, who in some ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Linklater | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Richard Linklater, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine, Jan Hockey

13. The Meaning of Life (1983)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Musical

7.6
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The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way.

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

14. Short Cuts (1993)

R | 187 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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79 Metascore

The day-to-day lives of a number of suburban Los Angeles residents.

Writers: Raymond Carver, Robert Altman, Frank Barhydt | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Andie MacDowell, Julianne Moore, Tim Robbins, Bruce Davison

15. Women in Trouble (2009)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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43 Metascore

A serpentine day in the life of ten seemingly disparate women: a porn star, a flight attendant, a psychiatrist, a masseuse, a bartender, a pair of call girls, etc. All of them with one crucial thing in common. Trouble.

Writer: Sebastian Gutierrez | Director: Sebastian Gutierrez | Stars: Carla Gugino, Adrianne Palicki, Connie Britton, Dan Mailley

16. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)

TV-MA | 88 min | Comedy

6.8
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Seven segments related to one another only in that they all purport to be based on sections of the book by David Reuben. The segments range from "Do Aphrodisiacs Work?" in which a court ... See full summary »

Writers: David Reuben, Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Gene Wilder, Louise Lasser, John Carradine

17. In the Mood for Love (2000)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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85 Metascore

Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs.

Writer: Kar Wai Wong | Director: Kar Wai Wong | Stars: Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ping Lam Siu, Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung

18. Night on Earth (1991)

R | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.

Writer: Jim Jarmusch | Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Winona Ryder, Gena Rowlands, Lisanne Falk, Alan Randolph Scott

19. Happy Endings (2005)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.5
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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.

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

20. Scenes of a Sexual Nature (2006)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Sex and love. Some seek it, some need it, some spurn it and some pay for it, but we're all involved in it. Set on one afternoon on Hampstead Heath, London, the film investigates the minutiae of seven couples. What makes us tick?

Writer: Aschlin Ditta | Director: Ed Blum | Stars: Holly Aird, Eileen Atkins, Hugh Bonneville, Tom Hardy

21. My One and Only (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

6.6
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62 Metascore

An unusual road trip movie about a mother driving her two sons from New York to Pittsburgh to St. Louis and eventually Hollywood in her quest to find a man to take care of them all.

Writer: Charlie Peters | Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Logan Lerman, Mark Rendall, Kevin Bacon

22. The Ten (2007)

R | 96 min | Comedy

5.1
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50 Metascore

Ten stories, each inspired by one of the ten commandments.

Writers: Ken Marino, David Wain | Director: David Wain | Stars: Paul Rudd, Jessica Alba, Winona Ryder, Adam Brody

23. The Dead Girl (2006)

R | 85 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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65 Metascore

The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.

Writer: Karen Moncrieff | Director: Karen Moncrieff | Stars: Toni Collette, Brittany Murphy, Marcia Gay Harden, Piper Laurie

24. Cat's Eye (1985)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

6.2
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A stray cat is the linking element of three tales of suspense and horror.

Writer: Stephen King | Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Alan King, Kenneth McMillan

25. The Red Violin (1998)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance, Mystery

7.8
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57 Metascore

A perfect red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner.

Writers: Don McKellar, François Girard | Director: François Girard | Stars: Carlo Cecchi, Jean-Luc Bideau, Christoph Koncz, Jason Flemyng

26. House Party 3 (1994)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

3.8
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Come to a new House Party, where Kid, after a lifetime 'playing the field', falls in love and is about to get married. 'Play' plans to throw the rockin'est bachelor party ever - until '... See full summary »

Writers: Reginald Hudlin, David Toney, Takashi Bufford | Director: Eric Meza | Stars: Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin, David Edwards, Angela Means

27. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)

R | 103 min | Drama

8.1
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85 Metascore

On an isolated lake, an old monk lives on a small floating temple. The wise master has also a young boy with him who learns to become a monk. And we watch as seasons and years pass by.

Writer: Ki-duk Kim | Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Ki-duk Kim, Yeong-su Oh, Jong-ho Kim, Young-min Kim

28. The Wash (2001)

R | 93 min | Comedy

4.5
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18 Metascore

With the rent due and his car booted, Sean (Dr. Dre) has to come up with some ends...and fast. When his best buddy and roommate Dee Loc (Snoop Dogg), suggests that Sean get a job busting ... See full summary »

Writer: DJ Pooh | Director: DJ Pooh | Stars: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Anthony Albano, Tic

29. Smoke (1995)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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70 Metascore

A Brooklyn smoke shop is the center of neighborhood activity, and the stories of its customers.

Writer: Paul Auster | Directors: Wayne Wang, Paul Auster | Stars: Harvey Keitel, William Hurt, Giancarlo Esposito, José Zúñiga

30. Big Wednesday (1978)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.3
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The lives of some California surfers from the early '60s to the '70s.

Writers: John Milius, Dennis Aaberg | Director: John Milius | Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt, Gary Busey, Patti D'Arbanville

31. Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.8
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Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm.

Writers: George Miller, Judy Morris, Mark Lamprell, Dick King-Smith | Director: George Miller | Stars: Magda Szubanski, Elizabeth Daily, Mickey Rooney, James Cromwell

32. Booty Call (1997)

R | 79 min | Comedy, Romance

5.2
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54 Metascore

Two friends who have gone too long without sex set out to get some.

Writers: Takashi Bufford, J. Stanford Parker | Director: Jeff Pollack | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Tommy Davidson, Vivica A. Fox, Tamala Jones

33. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963)

119 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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Stories about three very different women and the men they attract.

Writers: Eduardo De Filippo, Isabella Quarantotti, Alberto Moravia, Cesare Zavattini, Bella Billa, Lorenza Zanuso | Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Giuffrè, Agostino Salvietti

34. The Swimmer (1968)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

7.7
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Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the Summer. He reappears at a friends pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from ... See full summary »

Writers: Eleanor Perry, John Cheever | Directors: Frank Perry, Sydney Pollack | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule, Tony Bickley

35. If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Trio of stories about lesbian couples in three different decades.

Writers: Jane Anderson, Sylvia Sichel, Alex Sichel, Anne Heche | Directors: Jane Anderson, Martha Coolidge, Anne Heche | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Marian Seldes, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Perkins

36. I Sell the Dead (2008)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

6.1
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62 Metascore

A grave robber reflects on his life of crime.

Writer: Glenn McQuaid | Director: Glenn McQuaid | Stars: Dominic Monaghan, Ron Perlman, Larry Fessenden, Angus Scrimm

37. Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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44 Metascore

A graduate student (Nicholson) copes with a recent breakup by conducting interviews with various men.

Writers: John Krasinski, David Foster Wallace | Director: John Krasinski | Stars: Julianne Nicholson, Ben Shenkman, Timothy Hutton, Michael Cerveris

38. Sex in the Office (1971)

86 min | Drama

4.9
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Add a Plot

Writer: Günther Heller | Director: Ernst Hofbauer | Stars: Reinhard Glemnitz, Emily Reuer, Karin Field, Günther Ungeheuer

39. Smartie Pants (1976)

80 min | Comedy

3.7
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This chapter in the Schoolgirl Report series revolves around a "morality class" at a girls' school, in which a number of the students' experiences factor into the lessons to be learned. ... See full synopsis »

Writer: Günther Heller | Director: Walter Boos | Stars: Eva Berthold, Alexandra Bogojevic, Astrid Boner, Reiner Brönneke

40. Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Five loosely intertwined stories of the emotional issues facing individual middle-aged Angelenas are presented. In "This Is Dr. Keener", physician Elaine Keener is spending the day taking ... See full summary »

Writer: Rodrigo García | Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Glenn Close, Cameron Diaz, Calista Flockhart, Kathy Baker

41. Boccaccio '70 (1962)

Unrated | 205 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.2
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Four directors tell tales of Eros fit for a 1970s Decameron. Working-class lovers, Renzo and Luciana, marry but must hide it from her employer; plus, they need a room of their own. A ... See full summary »

Writers: Giovanni Arpino, Italo Calvino, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Mario Monicelli, Goffredo Parise, Tullio Pinelli, Brunello Rondi, Luchino Visconti, Cesare Zavattini | Directors: Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini, Mario Monicelli, Luchino Visconti | Stars: Anita Ekberg, Sophia Loren, Romy Schneider, Marisa Solinas

42. Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007)

83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.4
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63 Metascore

Hannah is a recent college graduate interning at a Chicago production company. She is crushing on two writers at work, Matt and Paul, who share an office and keep her entertained. Will a ... See full summary »

Writers: Joe Swanberg, Greta Gerwig, Kent Osborne, Andrew Bujalski, Ry Russo-Young, Mark Duplass, Todd Rohal, Kevin Bewersdorf, Tipper Newton, Kris Swanberg | Director: Joe Swanberg | Stars: Greta Gerwig, Kent Osborne, Andrew Bujalski, Ry Russo-Young

43. Heights (2005)

R | 93 min | Drama

7.0
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59 Metascore

Spanning twenty-four hours, Heights follows five New Yorkers challenged to choose their destiny before the sun comes up the next day.

Writers: Amy Fox, Chris Terrio | Director: Chris Terrio | Stars: Elizabeth Banks, Glenn Close, James Marsden, Chandler Williams

44. The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)

R | 106 min | Drama

5.4
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42 Metascore

Confused, non-linear film tells the sexual story of a film director from his life at age 5, age 12, age 16, a man embarking on his first film in 1950's Tunisia, and finally to his current ... See full summary »

Writer: Mike Figgis | Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Julian Sands, Saffron Burrows, Stefano Dionisi, Kelly Macdonald

45. Made in Heaven (1987)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.5
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After being dumped by his girlfriend, a boy runs away to California. But he ends up in heaven because he dies after trying to help a family from drowning in a river. In heaven he'll meet a beautiful girl, who has never reincarnated before.

Writers: Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon | Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Kelly McGillis, Maureen Stapleton, Ann Wedgeworth

46. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A no account outlaw establishes his own particular brand of law and order and builds a town on the edges of civilization in this farcical western. With the aid of an old law text and ... See full summary »

Writers: John Milius, C.L. Sonnichsen | Director: John Huston | Stars: Paul Newman, Ava Gardner, Roy Jenson, Gary Combs

47. Secrets of Sweet Sixteen (1973)

R | 74 min | Comedy

4.5
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Another Ernst Hofbauer schoolgirl exploiter in the same vein as his Schoolgirl Report films, but for this one he raised the sleaze level to new heights with non-pornographic scenes of rape,... See full summary »

Writer: Erich Tomek | Director: Ernst Hofbauer | Stars: Werner Abrolat, Ekkehardt Belle, Marina Blümel, Arthur Brauss

48. California Suite (1978)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Misadventures of four groups of guests at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Writer: Neil Simon | Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Jane Fonda, Alan Alda, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine

49. Born in East L.A. (1987)

R | 85 min | Comedy

5.8
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When a native-born American citizen of Mexican descent is mistakenly deported to Mexico, he has to risk everything to get back home.

Writer: Cheech Marin | Director: Cheech Marin | Stars: Cheech Marin, Daniel Stern, Paul Rodriguez, Kamala Lopez