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1. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

R | 118 min | Comedy

7.7
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41 Metascore

An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.

Writers: Hunter S. Thompson, Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni, Tod Davies, Alex Cox | Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Ellen Barkin

2. Mulholland Drive (2001)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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81 Metascore

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

Writer: David Lynch | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Ann Miller

3. Blue Valentine (2010)

NC-17 | 112 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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81 Metascore

The film centers on a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.

Writers: Derek Cianfrance, Joey Curtis, Cami Delavigne | Director: Derek Cianfrance | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, John Doman, Faith Wladyka

4. Antichrist (2009)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

6.6
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49 Metascore

A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

Writer: Lars von Trier | Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm

5. Primer (2004)

PG-13 | 77 min | Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi

7.0
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68 Metascore

Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention.

Writer: Shane Carruth | Director: Shane Carruth | Stars: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden, Anand Upadhyaya

6. Dogville (2003)

R | 178 min | Drama

8.0
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59 Metascore

A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away...

Writer: Lars von Trier | Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Lauren Bacall, Harriet Andersson

7. Gummo (1997)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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19 Metascore

Lonely residents of a tornado-stricken Ohio town wander the deserted landscape trying to fulfill their boring, nihilistic lives.

Writer: Harmony Korine | Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Nick Sutton, Jacob Sewell, Lara Tosh, Jacob Reynolds

8. Enter the Void (2009)

Not Rated | 161 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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69 Metascore

A U.S. drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection.

Writers: Gaspar Noé, Lucile Hadzihalilovic | Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy, Olly Alexander

9. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)

R | 135 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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28 Metascore

A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled.

Writers: David Lynch, Robert Engels, Mark Frost | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Sheryl Lee, Ray Wise, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

10. The Girlfriend Experience (2009)

R | 77 min | Drama

5.6
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66 Metascore

A drama set in the days leading up to the 2008 Presidential election, and centered on a high-end Manhattan call girl meeting the challenges of her boyfriend, her clients, and her work.

Writers: David Levien, Brian Koppelman | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Sasha Grey, Chris Santos, Philip Eytan, Colby Trane

11. Lost Highway (1997)

R | 134 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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52 Metascore

After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.

Writers: David Lynch, Barry Gifford | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, John Roselius, Louis Eppolito

12. Eraserhead (1977)

Unrated | 89 min | Horror, Mystery

7.4
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Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.

Writer: David Lynch | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates

13. Holy Motors (2012)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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84 Metascore

From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar.

Writer: Leos Carax | Director: Leos Carax | Stars: Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue

14. The Holy Mountain (1973)

R | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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This film gives the omniscient view of what social engineering caused by greed has done to the modern world, but shows us how to live and not give in to a material world.

Writer: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Horacio Salinas, Zamira Saunders, Juan Ferrara

15. Persona (1966)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.2
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A nurse is put in charge of an actress who can't talk and finds that the actress's persona is melding with hers.

Writer: Ingmar Bergman | Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand

16. The Brown Bunny (2003)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

5.0
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51 Metascore

Professional motorcycle racer Bud Clay heads from New Hampshire to California to race again. Along the way he meets various needy women who provide him with the cure to his own loneliness, but only a certain woman from his past will truly satisfy him.

Writer: Vincent Gallo | Director: Vincent Gallo | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Chloë Sevigny, Cheryl Tiegs, Elizabeth Blake

17. Elephant (2003)

R | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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70 Metascore

Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.

Writer: Gus Van Sant | Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Elias McConnell, Alex Frost, Eric Deulen, John Robinson

18. Naked Lunch (1991)

R | 115 min | Drama

7.1
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67 Metascore

After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa.

Writers: William S. Burroughs, David Cronenberg | Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands

19. Inland Empire (2006)

R | 180 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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72 Metascore

As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal.

Writer: David Lynch | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux, Karolina Gruszka

20. Rope (1948)

PG | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime.

Writers: Hume Cronyn, Patrick Hamilton, Arthur Laurents | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger, Dick Hogan

21. The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

NC-17 | 124 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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The wife of an oafish restaurant owner becomes bored with her husband and considers an affair with a regular patron.

Writer: Peter Greenaway | Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Alan Howard

22. Last Days (2005)

R | 97 min | Biography, Drama, Music

5.7
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67 Metascore

A Seattle-set rock & roll drama about a musician whose life and career is reminiscent of Kurt Cobain's.

Writer: Gus Van Sant | Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Michael Pitt, Lukas Haas, Asia Argento, Scott Patrick Green

23. El Topo (1970)

Not Rated | 125 min | Western

7.5
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El Topo decides to confront warrior Masters on a trans-formative desert journey he begins with his 6 year old son, who must bury his childhood totems to become a man. El Topo (the mole) ... See full summary »

Writer: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, José Legarreta, Alfonso Arau

24. Slacker (1991)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs.

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

25. The Idiots (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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47 Metascore

The group of people gather at the house in Copenhagen suburb to break all the limitations and to bring out the "inner idiot" in themselves.

Writer: Lars von Trier | Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Bodil Jørgensen, Jens Albinus, Anne Louise Hassing, Troels Lyby

26. The Limits of Control (2009)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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41 Metascore

The story of a mysterious loner, a stranger in the process of completing a criminal job.

Writer: Jim Jarmusch | Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Isaach De Bankolé, Alex Descas, Jean-François Stévenin, Óscar Jaenada

27. Waltz with Bashir (2008)

R | 90 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.0
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91 Metascore

An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict.

Writer: Ari Folman | Director: Ari Folman | Stars: Ari Folman, Ron Ben-Yishai, Ronny Dayag, Ori Sivan

28. Trash Humpers (2009)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama

5.0
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33 Metascore

Follows the lives of a small group of sociopathic elderly people in Nashville, Tennessee.

Writer: Harmony Korine | Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Rachel Korine, Brian Kotzur, Travis Nicholson, Harmony Korine

29. House (1977)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Horror

7.3
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Seven girls on their summer trip pay a visit to a possessed house which plans to eat them in extremely bizzare and surreal ways.

Writers: Chiho Katsura, Chigumi Ôbayashi | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Ohba, Ai Matsubara

30. The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (2013)

Not Rated | 102 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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53 Metascore

Following the disappearance of his wife, a man finds himself on a dark and twisted trail of discovery through the labyrinthine halls of his apartment building. Led on a wild goose chase by ... See full summary »

Writers: Bruno Forzani, Hélène Cattet | Directors: Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani | Stars: Klaus Tange, Ursula Bedena, Joe Koener, Birgit Yew

31. Gerry (2002)

R | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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54 Metascore

A friendship between two young men is tested when they go for a hike in a desert and forget to bring any water or food with them.

Writers: Casey Affleck, Matt Damon, Gus Van Sant | Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Casey Affleck, Matt Damon

32. Goodbye to Language 3D (2014)

70 min | Drama

6.2
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70 Metascore

The idea is simple: A married woman and a single man meet. They love, they argue, fists fly. A dog strays between town and country. The seasons pass. The man and woman meet again. The dog ... See full summary »

Writer: Jean-Luc Godard | Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Héloise Godet, Kamel Abdeli, Richard Chevallier, Zoé Bruneau

33. Santa Sangre (1989)

NC-17 | 123 min | Drama, Horror

7.7
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A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the ... See full summary »

Writers: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Roberto Leoni, Claudio Argento | Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell, Thelma Tixou

34. Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short

7.9
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In a dream-like sequence, a woman's eye is slit open--juxtaposed with a similarly shaped cloud obsucuring the moon moving in the same direction as the knife through the eye--to grab the ... See full summary »

Writers: Salvador Dalí, Luis Buñuel | Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Pierre Batcheff, Simone Mareuil, Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dalí

35. Russian Ark (2002)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

7.3
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86 Metascore

A 19th century French aristocrat, notorious for his scathing memoirs about life in Russia, travels through the Russian State Hermitage Museum and encounters historical figures from the last 200+ years.

Writers: Boris Khaimsky, Anatoli Nikiforov, Svetlana Proskurina, Aleksandr Sokurov | Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Sergey Dreyden, Mariya Kuznetsova, Leonid Mozgovoy, Mikhail Piotrovsky

36. Begotten (1990)

Unrated | 72 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.1
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This gory and entirely visual film tells the surreal tale of the death and rebirth of gods.

Writer: E. Elias Merhige | Director: E. Elias Merhige | Stars: Brian Salzberg, Donna Dempsey, Stephen Charles Barry, James Gandia

37. Mister Lonely (2007)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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53 Metascore

In Paris, a young American who works as a Michael Jackson lookalike meets Marilyn Monroe, who invites him to her commune in Scotland, where she lives with Charlie Chaplin and her daughter, Shirley Temple.

Writers: Harmony Korine, Avi Korine | Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Diego Luna, Samantha Morton, Denis Lavant, James Fox

38. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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93 Metascore

A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.

Writers: Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière | Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Paul Frankeur, Bulle Ogier

39. La Jetée (1962)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Drama, Romance

8.4
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Time travel, still images, a past, present and future and the aftermath of World War III. The tale of a man, a slave, sent back and forth, in and out of time, to find a solution to the ... See full summary »

Writer: Chris Marker | Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Étienne Becker, Jean Négroni, Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich

41. Life in a Day (2011)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Drama

7.7
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58 Metascore

A documentary shot by film-makers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the twenty-fourth of July, 2010.

Directors: Kevin Macdonald, Hiroaki Aikawa, Natalia Andreadis, Jack Attridge, Cristina Bocchialini, Zillah Bowes, Andrea Dalla Costa, Lisa Cottrell-Bentley, Alejo Crisóstomo, Ayman El Gazwy, Jane Haubrich, Soma Helmi, Jennifer M. Howd, Aditya Kolli, Francesco La Regina, Frederic Lumiere, Marek Mackovic, Cec Marquez, Linda Matarasso, Kevin McMahon, Joseph Michael, Joaquin Montalvan, Emmanuelle Pickett, Marcus Tedenryd | Stars: Hiroaki Aikawa, Cindy Baer, Teagan Bentley, Ester Brym

42. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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A movie with no conventional plot: merely a collection of expertly photographed scenes. Subject matter has a highly environmental theme.

Writers: Ron Fricke, Michael Hoenig, Godfrey Reggio, Alton Walpole | Director: Godfrey Reggio | Stars: Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel

43. Performance (1970)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.1
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Chas, a violent and psychotic East London gangster needs a place to lie low after a hit that should never have been carried out. He finds the perfect cover in the form of guest house run by... See full summary »

Writer: Donald Cammell | Directors: Donald Cammell, Nicolas Roeg | Stars: James Fox, Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg, Michèle Breton

44. Last Year at Marienbad (1961)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

7.9
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Takes place in a chateau, an ambiguous story of a man and a woman who may or may not have met last year at Marienbad.

Writer: Alain Robbe-Grillet | Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Delphine Seyrig, Giorgio Albertazzi, Sacha Pitoëff, Françoise Bertin

45. The Exterminating Angel (1962)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave.

Writer: Luis Buñuel | Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Silvia Pinal, Jacqueline Andere, Enrique Rambal, Claudio Brook

46. The Bunny Game (2010)

Not Rated | 76 min | Horror

3.6
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A prostitute looking for her next meal hitches a ride with a trucker that leaves her praying for her next breath.

Writers: Rodleen Getsic, Adam Rehmeier | Director: Adam Rehmeier | Stars: Rodleen Getsic, Norwood Fisher, Gregg Gilmore, Paul Ill

47. Possession (1981)

R | 124 min | Drama, Horror

7.3
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During a secretive business trip away, Mark learns that his wife Anna is growing restless in what he believed was their happy marriage. Upon his return home, he learns from her that she ... See full summary »

Writers: Andrzej Zulawski, Frederic Tuten | Director: Andrzej Zulawski | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Margit Carstensen, Heinz Bennent

48. Timecode (2000)

R | 97 min | Drama

6.3
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65 Metascore

Four frames of simultaneous action that alternately follow a smitten lesbian lover as she obsesses over her partner's dalliances and the tense goings-on of a Hollywood film production company.

Writer: Mike Figgis | Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Jeanne Tripplehorn, Stellan Skarsgård, Salma Hayek, Xander Berkeley

49. The Addiction (1995)

Unrated | 82 min | Horror, Drama

6.4
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A New York philosophy grad student turns into a vampire after getting bitten by one, and then tries to come to terms with her new lifestyle and frequent craving for human blood.

Writer: Nicholas St. John | Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Lili Taylor, Christopher Walken, Annabella Sciorra, Edie Falco

50. Amer (2009)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

6.3
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72 Metascore

Three key moments, all of them sensual, define Ana's life. Her carnal search sways between reality and colored fantasies becoming more and more oppressive. A black laced hand prevents her ... See full summary »

Writers: Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani | Directors: Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani | Stars: Cassandra Forêt, Charlotte Eugène Guibeaud, Marie Bos, Bianca Maria D'Amato