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1. Wonder Woman (2017)

PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.6
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76 Metascore

When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis

Votes: 362,059 | Gross: $412.56M

2. The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.0
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82 Metascore

When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Votes: 1,876,311 | Gross: $534.86M

3. Sicario (2015)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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82 Metascore

An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 271,342 | Gross: $46.89M

4. Arrival (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.0
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81 Metascore

When twelve mysterious spacecrafts appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 423,745 | Gross: $100.55M

5. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller

8.4
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78 Metascore

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

Votes: 1,276,794 | Gross: $448.14M

6. Heat (1995)

R | 170 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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76 Metascore

A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal and their professional lives.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight

Votes: 479,353 | Gross: $67.44M

7. Allegiant (2016)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

5.7
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33 Metascore

After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris must escape with Four beyond the wall that encircles Chicago, to finally discover the shocking truth of the world around them.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff Daniels, Naomi Watts

Votes: 80,346 | Gross: $66.18M

8. Flatliners (1990)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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55 Metascore

Five medical students experiment with "near death" experiences, until the dark consequences of past tragedies begin to jeopardize their lives.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin

Votes: 69,779 | Gross: $61.49M

9. Nerve (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 96 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.6
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58 Metascore

A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of "watchers."

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Emily Meade, Miles Heizer

Votes: 86,190 | Gross: $38.56M

10. Green Room (2015)

R | 95 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

7.0
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79 Metascore

A punk rock band is forced to fight for survival after witnessing a murder at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar.

Director: Jeremy Saulnier | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Patrick Stewart

Votes: 73,361 | Gross: $3.22M

11. Evil Dead (2013)

R | 91 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

6.5
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57 Metascore

Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.

Director: Fede Alvarez | Stars: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci

Votes: 137,980 | Gross: $54.24M

12. Money Monster (2016)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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55 Metascore

Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes them and their crew as hostage.

Director: Jodie Foster | Stars: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Dominic West

Votes: 75,596 | Gross: $41.01M

13. Eye in the Sky (2015)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.3
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73 Metascore

Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi

Votes: 64,069 | Gross: $18.70M

14. The Stand (1994)

Not Rated | 361 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan, Laura San Giacomo

Votes: 27,104

15. The War of the Roses (1989)

R | 116 min | Comedy

6.8
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79 Metascore

A married couple try everything to get each other to leave the house in a vicious divorce battle.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Marianne Sägebrecht

Votes: 41,329 | Gross: $86.89M

16. Amistad (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama, History

7.3
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63 Metascore

In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 61,694 | Gross: $44.18M

17. Paranoia (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

5.7
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32 Metascore

An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss's old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage.

Director: Robert Luketic | Stars: Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford, Amber Heard

Votes: 31,374 | Gross: $7.38M

18. Carnage (2011)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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61 Metascore

Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly

Votes: 105,087 | Gross: $2.55M

19. Southland Tales (2006)

R | 145 min | Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.5
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44 Metascore

During a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with a porn star who is developing her own reality TV project, and a policeman who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott, Carlos Amezcua

Votes: 33,931 | Gross: $0.28M

20. Bandidas (2006)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.7
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In turn-of-the-century Mexico, two very different women become a bank-robbing duo in an effort to combat a ruthless enforcer terrorizing their town.

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Salma Hayek, Steve Zahn, Dwight Yoakam

Votes: 30,842

21. Superman (1996–2000)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.2
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The last son of the planet Krypton protects his adoptive home of Earth as the greatest of the superheroes.

Stars: Tim Daly, Joseph Bologna, Dana Delany, David Kaufman

Votes: 10,788

22. Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.2
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Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.

Director: Lance Hool | Stars: Chuck Norris, Soon-Tek Oh, Steven Williams, Bennett Ohta

Votes: 6,307 | Gross: $10.80M

23. Doodlebug (1997)

3 min | Short, Fantasy, Mystery

7.1
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In his squalid apartment, a man tries to squash with his shoe an insect of some kind that is moving around the room.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Star: Jeremy Theobald

Votes: 13,351

24. Blood and Wine (1996)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine, Stephen Dorff, Jennifer Lopez

Votes: 8,259 | Gross: $1.08M

25. Loufa kai parallagi: Seirines sto Aigaio (2005)

115 min | Comedy

5.5
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A group of Greek solders, who serve their military service in Kos, is sent to guard the skerry of Pitta. Everything looked normal until a Turkish boat disembarks 4 castaways on Pitta.

Director: Nicos Perakis | Stars: Yannis Tsimitselis, Yorgos Seitaridis, Ioannis Papazisis, Socratis Patsikas

Votes: 2,376

26. Vigilante (1982)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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When his wife and son are brutalized by thugs and a corrupt criminal justice system puts the perpetrators back on the street, a New York City factory worker turns vigilante to find some measure of bloody justice.

Director: William Lustig | Stars: Robert Forster, Fred Williamson, Richard Bright, Rutanya Alda

Votes: 2,122

27. Tepenin Ardi (2012)

94 min | Drama, Mystery

7.3
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When some people from the other side of the mountain invade the territory of a farming family, the family head tries to unite the family and fight back. But then problems within the family start to appear as well.

Director: Emin Alper | Stars: Tamer Levent, Reha Özcan, Mehmet Özgür, Berk Hakman

Votes: 2,069

28. Countdown to Looking Glass (1984 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.3
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Dramatic doomsday scenario in which the Cold War fully escalates. The story is told through a live news report that follows the apocalyptic world-ending nuclear exchange between the USA and the USSR.

Director: Fred Barzyk | Stars: Scott Glenn, Michael Murphy, Helen Shaver, Patrick Watson

Votes: 360

29. Il medico della mutua (1968)

98 min | Comedy

7.1
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The eventful ascent of a doctor in the corrupted Italian healthcare system.

Director: Luigi Zampa | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Sara Franchetti, Ida Galli, Nanda Primavera

Votes: 987

30. Altered States of Plaine (2012)

88 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.6
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A young man on the run from a mysterious government agency is desperate to find the cure for a condition that causes him to wake up at random places around the world when he falls asleep.

Director: Nick Gaglia | Stars: George Gallagher, Kether Donohue, Michael G. Mathis, Donald Pritt

Votes: 191

31. Fighting Back

Action, Crime, Thriller | Announced

A former United States Marine embarks on a brutal personal mission to find his Cousin's murderer.

Director: Martin J. Thomas | Stars: Mark Rhino Smith, Eaddy Mays, Sonita Henry, Eric Martinez

32. Proc? (1987)

86 min | Drama, Sport

7.0
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Director: Karel Smyczek | Stars: Jirí Langmajer, Jan Potmesil, Martin Sobotka, Daniel Vetrovsky

Votes: 225

33. People Will Talk (1935)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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Henry and Clarice Wilkins have been married twenty-three years and are a model suburban couple who have never had a quarrel. But when their daughter,Peggy, and her husband, Bill Trask, have... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Charles Ruggles, Mary Boland, Leila Hyams, Dean Jagger

Votes: 27

34. Doctor Mabuse: Etiopomar (2014)

82 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Dr. Mabuse, criminal mastermind - returns in this epic steam punk thriller, in which six interwoven tales document the downfall of Dr. Mabuse and his city "Etiopomar".

Director: Ansel Faraj | Stars: Jerry Lacy, Nathan Wilson, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Lara Parker

Votes: 21

35. Mommilan veriteot 1917 (1973)

76 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.4
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The last day of Alfred Kordelin.

Director: Jotaarkka Pennanen | Stars: Reino Kalliolahti, Hannu Kahakorpi, Eero Kosteikko, Mikko Majanlahti

Votes: 66

37. Orkesteri: The Everlast (2015 TV Movie)

63 min | Comedy, Drama

4.7
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The Everlast was once a hit band, but the glory days are far gone. The players mainly focus on getting all possible use out of the band. Is Simone, a song-contest winner, the right person to get their fame back?

Director: Matti Ijäs | Stars: Jarkko Pajunen, Jouko Puolanto, Juha Kukkonen, Pyry Nikkilä

Votes: 33

38. Ihr könnt euch niemals sicher sein (2008 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama

7.1
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A teenager who announces an act of violence against his teacher and with whom violent videos are found is examined in the adolescent psychiatry for his danger.

Director: Nicole Weegmann | Stars: Ludwig Trepte, Jenny Schily, Jürgen Tonkel, Anna Marie Fuchs

Votes: 189

39. Laukaus tehtaalla (1973)

79 min | Drama

6.9
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The events surrounding a factory in a small town are gone through in documentary style.

Director: Erkko Kivikoski | Stars: Urpo Poikolainen, Aarne Hakulinen, Pentti Viljakainen, Artturi Haikonen

Votes: 98

40. Stray (X) (2014)

13 min | Short, Thriller

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Director: Juan Gomez | Stars: Manuel Alvarez, Aljo Basilio, Cora Gomez, Marielle Jarcia

41. Schmidt & Schwarz (2011 TV Movie)

90 min

6.1
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Director: Jan Ruzicka | Stars: Michael Gwisdek, Corinna Harfouch, Moritz Grove, Michael Schweighöfer

Votes: 18

42. Broken (2017– )
Episode: Carl (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama

8.9
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Father Michael has to mediate when Helen's devout brother, Daniel, clashes violently with her gay neighbour, Carl, as all try to come to terms with Vernon's death.

Director: Noreen Kershaw | Stars: Adrian Dunbar, Muna Otaru, Mark Stanley, Lauren Lyle

Votes: 85

43. London et Kirschenbaum (2003– )
Episode: Episode dated 7 July 2014 (2014)

News

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Stars: Alon Ben David, Ouriel Daskal, Raviv Drucker, Michal Kaphra

44. Days of Revolt (2015– )
Episode: The 51 Day War (2015)

News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Max Blumenthal, Chris Hedges

45. The Empire Files (2015– )
Episode: US-Russia Relations in "Most Dangerous Moment" (2017)

Documentary, News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Stephen Cohen, Abby Martin